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Hi Res Mode?

Hey folks,

How useful is the 40mp high res mode? I've been looking for a mirrorless backup to my D800 and I've always like the micro 4/3 system (former EM5 User) - it seems by far the most mature compact system and I really like the more DSLR form factor of the EM5 (with grip) and EM1.

However the hi-res mode has me intrigued! Part of some of my reluctance to pickup a CSC has been the drop from the 36mp of the D800 to the 16mp on Fuji and Olympus - I have looked at the Sony A7 (24mp/36mp) but I feel the systems aren't there yet.

The 40mp hi res mode sounds like it could be a great solution to the problem of lower resolution but how usable is it?

I do a lot of tripod based shooting (landscapes and architecture mainly) and from what I've read it sounds like the hires mode might be decent for that.
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Re: Hi Res Mode?

The rumour sites say the E-M1 mark II will do Hi-res handheld!?
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Re: Hi Res Mode?

The 40MP works well but at present take about 2 secs for the image to be taken, which can produce some strange effects on moving water for example. An update is promised which should reduce this to around 1/60 sec.
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Re: Hi Res Mode?

Evening all,

I joined the forum in 2012 and been Panasonic m43user since the GH1 but yet to own my first Olympus camera. This OM-D E-M5 Mark II may be the one to tempt however and I'm really interested to learn more about the hi res mode. How would the firmware update, you mention Peter, be of benefit do you think?
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Re: Hi Res Mode?

Are there any 40Mp pix on the gallery?
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Re: Hi Res Mode?

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Are there any 40Mp pix on the gallery?
See these threads.

http://e-group.uk.net/forum/showthread.php?t=36453
http://e-group.uk.net/forum/showthread.php?t=38004

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Re: Hi Res Mode?

http://www.mu-43.com/forums/138/
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Re: Hi Res Mode?

I have to say it works well but has to be absolutely still image in my experience.
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Re: Hi Res Mode?

Given that the high Res mode has been around for a while now can anyone enlighten me on its usefulness. I understand that you need to use a tripod and that it takes 8 frames shifting the sensor and that you need your subject matter to be without movement but what are the typical uses for this mode?
Anyone used it at the slowest shutter speed 8sec or for Astrophotography?
Any examples feedback on its usefulness would be welcome.
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Re: Hi Res Mode?

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Given that the high Res mode has been around for a while now can anyone enlighten me on its usefulness. I understand that you need to use a tripod and that it takes 8 frames shifting the sensor and that you need your subject matter to be without movement but what are the typical uses for this mode?
Anyone used it at the slowest shutter speed 8sec or for Astrophotography?
Any examples feedback on its usefulness would be welcome.
I'm only a few days into E-M5ii ownership so can't give you a full answer but obviously movement is the key issue. I suspect that would make astro stuff difficult but I haven't done much of that other than the moon.

I do intend to try it out tonight though if the clear weather holds. My subject tonight will have flowing water so will be interesting to see the results of that. I'll post back.
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Re: Hi Res Mode?

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Given that the high Res mode has been around for a while now can anyone enlighten me on its usefulness. I understand that you need to use a tripod and that it takes 8 frames shifting the sensor and that you need your subject matter to be without movement but what are the typical uses for this mode?
Anyone used it at the slowest shutter speed 8sec or for Astrophotography?
Any examples feedback on its usefulness would be welcome.
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It comes out better than a D810 in this review which is really something.
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As for astro I haven't tried it I will give it a go next time out.
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Re: Hi Res Mode?

The OP did ask this in May last year & now there is also the choice of the PEN-F with HiRes possible with even greater resolution.
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Re: Hi Res Mode?

The best use I have made of it is flower shots and copying 35mm slides with my macro lens. It is a help in both cases.

I am not sure that it is the best use of the technology they will come up with. I am sure micro movements will give other benefits and features in the future.

Not a feature I use a lot. But it was not the reason I wanted the camera.
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Re: Hi Res Mode?

Thanks for replies it seems that apart from product type shots it still has not found its niche yet.
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Re: Hi Res Mode?

The other factor to consider is that if you shoot in RAW the files are huge 64-megapixel (63.7MP or 9216 x 6912 pixels)
The file size in Mbytes is over 100 Processing these certainly makes your computer work hard.
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