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Olympus OM-D E-M1 The first Micro Four Thirds camera that offers phase detect focusing so you can use Four Thirds DSLR lenses normally as well a Micro Four Thirds lenses.

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Re: E-M1, why no sweep panorama for stills?

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Hmm.. I only see the "landscape" level even if the camera's in portrait. Must be a setting somewhere...

Funnily enough, I see it as you describe on the E-M5. The M1 is downstairs, so I'll have a play on my next trip to the kitchen for a brew! (which won't be long!)
Found it! Had the M1 set so that the level only came on on half-press of shutter, which only gave Landscape level. I had it switched off from the Info button. Now rectified!
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Re: E-M1, why no sweep panorama for stills?

They'd reached the gimmick limit before they could.
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Re: E-M1, why no sweep panorama for stills?

Dont use it, dont want it and feel that as this is priced/marketed as a pro spec camera it is not something that is needed.

People needing to create a panorama for a client will invariably shoot raw and stitch using PS for better quality so it is more a feature of compacts than quality DSLR/CSC machines.
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Re: E-M1, why no sweep panorama for stills?

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Dont use it, dont want it and feel that as this is priced/marketed as a pro spec camera it is not something that is needed.

People needing to create a panorama for a client will invariably shoot raw and stitch using PS for better quality so it is more a feature of compacts than quality DSLR/CSC machines.
I agree Ian, I don't want it, don't use it or any of the other gimmicky modes.

In a 'PRO' camera there should be just P, A, S, M & video modes....IMVHO

I'm not even sure if the video mode is needed, I have never used it, nor never will.

But as it's there it was just an enquirey as to why it was not the 'sweep' type, perhaps for technical reasons ie....IBIS would not allow it.
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Re: E-M1, why no sweep panorama for stills?

It's a pro grade camera, not a toy! Don't know why it has scene modes. Not needed, who uses them..............not me, ever.
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It's a pro grade camera, not a toy! Don't know why it has scene modes. Not needed, who uses them..............not me, ever.
To that list of not-wanted, I would add Movie Mode. But that's just me. I know I'm in the minority!
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Re: E-M1, why no sweep panorama for stills?

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To that list of not-wanted, I would add Movie Mode. But that's just me. I know I'm in the minority!
But not a minority of one.
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Re: E-M1, why no sweep panorama for stills?

All the toys come free - they have worked out to do them on the lesser cameras and could incorporate them into the circuitry for free - probable even the same chips are used in the lesser cameras with M1 specific functions not supported in the electical connections in the body.

Major computer manufacturers would provide all the "bells and whistles" in the shipped mainframe and then according to how much rent/lease the customer was paying the the special functions where enabled or disabled.
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All the toys come free - they have worked out to do them on the lesser cameras and could incorporate them into the circuitry for free - probable even the same chips are used in the lesser cameras with M1 specific functions not supported in the electical connections in the body.

Major computer manufacturers would provide all the "bells and whistles" in the shipped mainframe and then according to how much rent/lease the customer was paying the the special functions where enabled or disabled.
I realise that, but it don't half clutter up the menu system!
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Re: E-M1, why no sweep panorama for stills?

But one day you will need to use one of these bells and whistles and you will be pleased you remembered that you could use the feature - if you could find the manual.
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I'm with you on that one.
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Re: E-M1, why no sweep panorama for stills?

A few "Stately Homes" would allow stills photography (no flash) but not video.

Once they all got video capability these places stopped all cameras because they didn't know if video was being used. Using a camera in sweep mode looks a lot like video recording.

I too have no use for video on a DSLR/CSC, as I have a great compact to do that if I need it.

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To that list of not-wanted, I would add Movie Mode. But that's just me. I know I'm in the minority!
I am happy to have video
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Re: E-M1, why no sweep panorama for stills?

What's video, is it that sort of brown tape stuff that comes in a cassette?
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