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Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II The second 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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Can you set the directional pad to press and hold?

When moving the AF points, or moving through menus can you set the directional pad buttons so that you can press and hold so that it scrolls up/down/left/right rather than having to keep pressing the button for every movement. For example, having to move the AF point from one side of the frame to another requires a lot of presses, would be much better to just press and hold.
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Re: Can you set the directional pad to press and hold?

To go from one side of the frame to the other simply push the button in the opposite direction and it will jump to the other side, once it reaches an edge. Same for up and down. If you hold one of the four buttons it will jump to the default focus point position in the middle.
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Re: Can you set the directional pad to press and hold?

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To go from one side of the frame to the other simply push the button in the opposite direction and it will jump to the other side, once it reaches an edge. Same for up and down. If you hold one of the four buttons it will jump to the default focus point position in the middle.
Thanks, that's useful to know.

I'd still like to be able to do the press and hold though, even for things like selecting drive modes in the SCP.
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Re: Can you set the directional pad to press and hold?

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Thanks, that's useful to know.

I'd still like to be able to do the press and hold though, even for things like selecting drive modes in the SCP.
I have the 4 way pad set to Direct Function so that the left button selects AF target & then I have the wheels (dials) set to move the target & the buttons, up/down to change the pattern & left/right for the face detection options etc.
The E-M1X can be set the same too, although there are other options & means with custom AF areas & shape.
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I have the 4 way pad set to Direct Function so that the left button selects AF target & then I have the wheels (dials) set to move the target & the buttons, up/down to change the pattern & left/right for the face detection options etc.
The E-M1X can be set the same too, although there are other options & means with custom AF areas & shape.
Yeah I tried that too, but I also prefer to have the d-pad set to move the AF points and when you have it set like this you can't change the AF pattern or face detection. I guess I just have to stop being lazy and get used to pressing the button multiple times

Odd that they don't give the option of press and hold though, seems an obvious feature to me. Not just for AF points but menus too.
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