Olympus and Fujifilm http://personal-view.com/talks/categories/olympus-and-fujifilm/feed.rss Sun, 29 Nov 15 12:26:26 -0700 Olympus and Fujifilm en-CA Olympus E-M5 II, camera topic http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/12266/olympus-e-m5-ii-camera-topic Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:09:18 -0700 duartix 12266@/talks/discussions image


  • 16mp m43 CMOS sensor
  • 40mp high-resolution multi-shot mode
  • 5-axis IS, 5-stop according to CIPA standard
  • 3" touch screen, 1040kdots
  • High Res 2.36M electronic viewfinder
  • FullHD Video - 1080p, 60/50/30/25/24p
    • 77 Mbps bit-rate @ 30p
    • Focus Peaking with four Color Choices (red, yellow, black, white)
    • Supports time code
    • HDMI Output for an external monitor
  • 1/8000s mechanical shutter speed
  • 10fps continuous shooting, 5fps with continuous AF
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bundled flash, higher plus bounce and turns
  • Microphone socket
  • Headphone socket (with 1st part of 2 part grip)
  • 750 shot battery life (battery life is 310 shots with CIPA test modes)
  • $1099
  • http://www.amazon.com/Olympus-OM-D-E-M5-Mark-Silver/dp/B00S6DBMOQ/
  • http://www.adorama.com/IOMEM5M2B.html

Clean HDMI output.

IBIS in video.

Evolution in frame rate selection (still no PAL???)

Better codec (77Mbps)



Olympus Air http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/12322/olympus-air Thu, 05 Feb 2015 09:47:09 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 12322@/talks/discussions image

The Air has 16mp m43 sensor. Has tripod mount and physical shutter button.

Information is stored to MicroSD card. All control is made using your smartphone.

Electronic shutter is up to 1/16000s.

It is able to shoot 10fps.

Will have open source API.

Available soon in US.

$499, preorder at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ZYATMXM/


Olympus OM-D E-M1 topic http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/7821/olympus-om-d-e-m1-topic Sun, 18 Aug 2013 07:49:33 -0600 MarcioK 7821@/talks/discussions image


•16MP MOS m43 sensor * No AA filter * True Pic VII processor, * Phase AF on sensor * 5-axis stab * 100-25600 ISO * 1/8000 sec shutter speed, 1/320 flash sync * 10fps shooting * 6.5fps with AF * Flash X-sync socket * 1.04mp 3" LCD * 2.36M EVF * Wi-Fi

Available at:


Press release:

Owners of full-format and APS-C DSLR cameras have a problem and Olympus has created a camera to solve it – the OM-D E-M1, the new pinnacle of Olympus’ digital imaging range. A DSLR is often too bulky to carry, which is why the new OM-D E-M1 is more compact than its main rivals – and the ideal size for shooting on the go. It combines the portable dimensions of the Micro Four Thirds format with image quality that matches DSLRs. Thanks to a new Live MOS sensor and next-generation TruePic VII image processor, it delivers the best images in the history of Olympus cameras. The E-M1 trumps the autofocus performance of its OM-D predecessor with DUAL FAST AF – one of the world’s fastest AF systems – now available for sequential as well as regular stills. It has an electronic viewfinder with the magnifying power of a high-end, full-frame DSLR and the unique* 5-axis image stabilization system that made its OM-D debut on the E-M5. The E-M1 is splash-, dust- and freezeproof** and – thanks to DUAL FAST AF – compatible with an ever-growing range of interchangeable lenses. It is available for pre-order in black with a special offer, and in the shops with an additional offer for E-System users from mid-October 2013. Prices start at £1299.99 for the body only, £1499.99 (UK prices) for the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 12-50mm 1:3.5-6.3 lens kit and £1949.99 for a kit that includes the new M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 12-40mm 1:2.8 lens.

Olympus’ fastest ever AF: Alongside the design specialists who gave the OM-D E-M1 its perfectly proportioned casing, Olympus clearly employs some of the world’s best autofocus engineers. E-M1 owners reap the rewards with Olympus’ fastest ever AF system. DUAL FAST AF delivers very quick autofocus performance with both Micro Four Thirds and Four Thirds lenses, which can be mounted on the E-M1 using an adapter. The camera detects which sort of lens you are using and switches automatically to the more suitable AF technology – either phase detection or contrast AF. Four Thirds lenses work with phase detection, whereas Micro Four Thirds use Contrast AF. Both AF technologies can accurately focus on any one of 37 focus points to pick out, for example, a single stallion among stampeding horses, or on 81 target areas to automatically track the whole herd.

Olympus' best ever images: When a company with the optical pedigree of Olympus claims a new camera delivers the best image quality of any consumer model it has ever made, that device has a lot to live up to. The OM-D E-M1 more than matches expectations – and rebuffs DSLR sceptics – thanks not least to three key, complementary components. The Four Thirds and Micro Four Thirds lens system (63 lenses and growing) combines with a new 16-Megapixel Live MOS sensor and the seventh generation of its powerful TruePic image processor series. TruePic VII uses New Fine Detail Technology II to get the very best still image quality out of every lens by adjusting processing in line with the type of lens attached and aperture setting.

Olympus'most powerful electronic viewfinder: Olympus gives creativity free reign and breaks new ground in electronic viewfinder design in the shape of a new EVF with fully 1.48x magnification, which is approximately 1.3x larger than a typical DSLR. In addition to high, 2,360,000-dot resolution, DUAL FAST AF and automatic backlight adjustment, the EVF scores over optical viewfinders with a new feature that is unique to the OM-D E-M1. HDR Preview Mode allows you to monitor HDR images in the EVF before you shoot and you can likewise experiment with four key settings before shutter release: aspect ratio, magnification, colour and highlight & shadow. The OM-D E-M1 also introduces a new way to adjust colour. Instead of graphs and numbers, the newly developed Colour Creator lets you intuitively play with colour by tweaking dials on top of the camera. You can check the result in real time on the Live View EVF. The time lag is a mouth-watering 29ms, which is too fast for the human eye and results in natural movement even with very fast-moving subjects***.

Olympus' most reliable camera ever: Olympus’ record-breaking Hybrid 5-axis Image Stabilization is exceptional because it compensates for movement around the axis of the lens as well as horizontal and vertical shift, and the usual yaw and pitch. This makes it noticeably easier to capture sharp, hand-held stills, especially at large zoom ratios. In fact, the Hybrid IS is so effective that you can record a shake-free Full HD movie literally on the run – even with long focal lengths – easily framing shots with the viewfinder or LCD in real time. Just as reassuring is the E-M1’s rigid magnesium body, as well as its dustproofing**, splashproofing** and freezeproofing**, which protects your investment with another Olympus world-beating system. The OM-D E-M1 is the best camera guaranteed to work perfectly in temperatures as low as -10°C*.

Olympus’ smartest ever WiFi integration: Among the E-M1’s many other strengths are built-in WiFi, which lets it communicate quickly and simply with a compatible smartphone. You can send selected images straight to websites and social media via your phone and effectively use it as a remote control to avoid touching the camera during long-exposure shots. Pairing is quick and easy via a QR code. You can mirror the Live View LCD on your phone’s touch screen, then focus and release the shutter remotely via WiFi (in P, A, S, M modes) directly on the display. Even the unique and spectacular Live Bulb effect can be previewed on your smartphone. Live Bulb updates the Live View image at pre-set intervals during bulb exposures.

Olympus’ most pro-friendly system camera: The OM-D E-M1 was designed in close collaboration with pro photographers who gave Olympus a wish list of ways to make cameras more ergonomic. With an eye on the fate of unwieldy DSLRs, re-assignable dials, switches and rings are big and beautifully laid out to ensure the camera sits comfortably in your hand and is easy to use. For example, you can adjust aperture and exposure using two dials on the back, then flick a lever to change the function of the dials and adjust ISO and white balance with the same movement.

Olympus E-M10 II camera topic http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/13606/olympus-e-m10-ii-camera-topic Mon, 24 Aug 2015 23:12:03 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 13606@/talks/discussions image

  • 16Mp m43 CMOS sensor
  • Silent shutter
  • Up to 8.5fps shooting
  • 5-axis sensor stabilizer
  • 2.36mdot OLED EVF (standard for good cameras now)
  • 81 focus points
  • 3" LCD tilting touch monitor
  • 4K video time-lapse
  • 1080 24p, 30p, 50p, 60p video only
  • Wi-Fi
  • BLS-50 battery
  • Compatible with SDHC / SDXC / UHS-I, II cards
  • Metal body *119.5mm x 83.1mm x 46.7mm
  • 342g body weight, and 390g with battery and memory card

  • $699 at Amazon and Adorama

Fujifilm X-T10 topic http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/12931/fujifilm-x-t10-topic Tue, 05 May 2015 06:50:59 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 12931@/talks/discussions image


  • 16.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS II sensor
  • Continuous shooting at 8 fr/sec with AF tracking
  • Intelligent hybrid AF, 0.08 sec focusing time. 49 AF points
  • 2.36 million dots EVF . 0.62x magnification.
  • 0.5 seconds startup. Shutter lag is 0.05 seconds
  • Quiet and high-speed electronic shutter (60 seconds -1/32000 seconds)
  • 3.0 inches 920,000-dot tilting LCD monitor
  • Video only at 1080p 60/50/30/25 / 24fps (36Mbit). Manual exposure control.
  • Wi-Fi
  • Peaking and simulated split image
  • Built-in flash.
  • Interval shooting. Time-lapse features.
  • Metal body
  • body - $799
  • with lens, XC 16-50 - $899
  • with lens XF 18-55 - $1099
  • http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=as_li_ss_tl?_encoding=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&keywords=Fujifilm%20X-T10%20body&linkCode=ur2&qid=1431848747
Firwmare update for lots of Fijufilm cameras http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/13998/firwmare-update-for-lots-of-fijufilm-cameras Thu, 29 Oct 2015 04:18:06 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 13998@/talks/discussions
  • Addition of compatibility with "XF35mmF2 R WR"
  • Addition of compatibility with "XF1.4X TC WR"
  • Support for Windows10
  • http://www.fujifilm.com/support/digital_cameras/software/fw_table.html

    Olympus E-M1/ Mk II (still a rumor) http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/13959/olympus-e-m1-mk-ii-still-a-rumor Mon, 19 Oct 2015 08:16:35 -0600 duartix 13959@/talks/discussions 43rumors reports the Olympus E-M1- II featuring the same Sony IMX269 m43 sensor that is found on the Panasonic GX8. What is to be expected if this is true?

    Are we finally going to have a decent sensor readout (as in no subsampling) from an Olympus body? Will they finally provide video that is comparable in IQ to Sony/Panasonic?

    And what will that sub LVDS 12ch bring to the table? Faster readout?

    Fujifilm X-T1 http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/9394/fujifilm-x-t1 Mon, 20 Jan 2014 03:09:00 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 9394@/talks/discussions image


    • 16Mp APS-C X-Trans II sensor
    • EXR Image Processor II
    • tempered glass 1.04 million dot high-precision 3” tilting LCD monitor
    • Magnesium body
    • Dust and water-resistant
    • 2.36Mp OLED improved EVF
    • UHS-II SD-card support
    • Interval timer with settable intervals of 1 second to 24 hours and up to 999 frames
    • 8fps shooting
    • $1,300 body only, $1,700 with an 18-55mm f/2.8-4 kit lens


    Available at:


    Olympus EM-5 topic http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/2071/olympus-em-5-topic Fri, 20 Jan 2012 11:54:37 -0700 sohus 2071@/talks/discussions image

    This will be the first professional PEN with weather-sealing and professional body. New sensor design and revolutionary viewfinder are rumored as well. I hope it is a good rival for the Fuji, as I want to stay in the MFT system.

    Available at:

    Reviews and previews:

    FujiFilm X-A2 topic http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/12173/fujifilm-x-a2-topic Wed, 14 Jan 2015 22:40:55 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 12173@/talks/discussions image


    olympus OMD EM-1 gets 24p, OMD E-5 gets fIat (log?) profile http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/13719/olympus-omd-em-1-gets-24p-omd-e-5-gets-fiat-log-profile Tue, 15 Sep 2015 09:50:19 -0600 bannedindv 13719@/talks/discussions " Olympus Imaging is pleased to announce new firmware updates for its professional OM-D E-M1 and enthusiast E-M5 Mark II cameras. Firmware version 4.0 for the E-M1 will significantly transform the camera’s video-recording, macro photography and stealth shooting capabilities. Version 2.0 for the E-M5 Mark II introduces video specific enhancements for professional use.

    The fourth iteration of the E-M1 camera firmware (v4.0) introduces an extensive number of new or improved features that significantly broaden its imaging capabilities. For video recording, 24 and 25P frame rates have been added to the camera’s existing Full HD video recording capability. The video stabilisation algorithm has been completely revised to deliver a much higher level of dynamic image stability in handheld operations. Two powerful new focus stacking and focus bracketing modes assist to improve depth of field for close-up imaging. A new silent electronic shutter mode provides stealth shooting operation in delicate wildlife, concert and stage photography environments. Other new feature highlights include 4K time-lapsed video recording, and a simulated optical viewfinder mode that uses high-dynamic range technology for a traditional SLR viewfinder experience.

    The E-M5 Mark II’s firmware v2.0 introduces a new flat picture mode that helps to facilitate higher quality video colour grading during post-production. Linear PCM sound synchronisation with the Olympus LS-100 professional digital audio recorder (via USB) is a new feature. On-board video sound recording quality has been further improved with a new digital noise filter.

    In line with the camera firmware updates for both cameras, firmware for all Olympus M.Zuiko PRO and Premium series lenses will be updated at the same time.

    Olympus’ Capture software, used to enable tethered imaging with both the E-M1 and E-M5 Mark II cameras, will also receive feature updates and performance enhancements in its new version, 1.1. An important highlight is faster data transfer speeds between camera and host computer in studio usage. For still life and product photography, a new keystone compensation feature enables digital perspective correction directly within the application. The popular quickset Super Control Panel interface from the camera’s on-board menu will also be available from within the Capture software interface to improve camera control and usability.

    The availability of the new firmware for the E-M1 (v4.0), E-M5 Mark II (v2.0), PRO and Premium lenses, as well as software v1.1 update for Olympus Capture app will be in November 2015. Exact availability dates will be subsequently announced.

    [big table of new features]

    Updates Highlights

    E-M1 firmware v4.0 · 24,25P video frame rates · Focus Stacking & Bracketing · Silent electronic shutter mode · 4K video time lapse · S-OVF (Simulated Optical Viewfinder)

    E-M5 Mark II firmware v2.0 · Flat Picture Mode (for video) · Video noise filter · Focus Bracketing · Synchronised sound recording with Olympus LS-100

    Olympus Capture v1.1 · Faster tethered data transfer speeds · Keystone compensation · Super Control Panel Interface

    Lens firmware updates · For all M.Zuiko PRO & Premium lenses " From


    FujiFilm X100T http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/11239/fujifilm-x100t Tue, 09 Sep 2014 23:49:00 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 11239@/talks/discussions image


    • 16.3MP APS-C size X-Trans CMOS II sensor
    • Advanced Hybrid Viewfinder (OVF / EVF) equipped with an Electronic Rangefinder
    • Intelligent Hybrid AF in 0.08 seconds
    • FUJINON 23mm (35mm in 35mm format Equivalent) F2 lens in 8 glass elements in 6 groups with
    • ND filter equivalent to 3 stops of aperture
    • High speed continuous shooting of 6fps (25 frames continuously in JPEG at full resolution)

    Available at:


    In March 2011, Fujifilm released the X100, opening up a new market for premium compact cameras. In February 2012, the second generation X100S was released, complete with a newly developed sensor, processor, and an advanced Hybrid Viewfinder. Now, the X100T marks the ultimate evolution as the third generation of the X100 Series, reflecting the feedback from customers for each and every part, including image quality, viewfinder and operability. The X100T is available in both black and silver versions and includes three key changes:

    World’s first Advanced Hybrid Viewfinder, complete with Electronic Rangefinder

    The X100T’s optical viewfinder can simultaneously display the focus area by using the built-in ND filter. Users simply need to turn the camera’s focusing ring for a mechanical rangefinder-style view. Additionally, Focus Peaking and Digital Split Image modes can be selected and the magnification of the focused area can be changed.

    With the optical viewfinder, Real-time Parallax Correction has also been added to ensure more accurate framing. Parallax error, which occurs during close-up shooting, is automatically corrected in real time so users no longer having to reframe after focusing.

    In addition, reduced display time lag, automatic brightness control, and enhanced Live View settings have been added to the electronic viewfinder providing a more comfortable shooting experience.

    Increased operability with the 1/3 stop aperture ring, command dial, 4-way controller, and seven Fn buttons

    Until now, setting the aperture in 1/3 steps needed to be done using the command lever. Now, it is done using the aperture ring. Also, the command lever has been changed to a command dial, and with the addition of a four-way controller, operability has been dramatically improved. The X100T is also equipped with seven Fn buttons, each one of which is customisable, while the rear LCD has been ungraded to 1.04M-dot 3-inch monitor, greatly improving visibility.

    New Classic Chrome film simulation mode, developed through 80 years of photographic experience

    Fujifilm’s unique Film Simulation modes that mimic the effects of photographic films help users to reproduce warm skin tones, bright blue skies and rich green trees. Classic Chrome, which delivers muted tones and deep colours, has been added to the existing selection.

    World’s first Advanced Hybrid Viewfinder, complete with Electronic Rangefinder

    To facilitate manual focusing while using the Optical Viewfinder, the focus area is enlarged and displayed in the bottom right of the viewfinder. Part of the original optical image is blocked and then the digital EVF display is projected in the resulting space. Manual focusing that was previously difficult with the optical viewfinder is made easier, much like a mechanical rangefinder.

    • Focus Peak Highlight and Digital Split Image can also be selected on the enlarged area, and the magnification of the focused area can be changed.
    • Compared to the X100S, bright frame coverage has been increased from 90% to 92%.
    • Real-time parallax correction has been added for more accurate framing. Parallax, the gap between the shooting range frame and actual shooting range when taking pictures close up, is automatically corrected in real time. Reframing after focusing is no longer necessary.
    • Visibility has improved under a variety of conditions, from bright scenes outdoors to dark scenes indoors, by automatically controlling finder brightness.
    • The Live View display can also be set to “Preview Pic. Effect”, which recreates selected camera effects such as Film simulation modes. Equally, a more natural Live View close to what the naked eye sees can be chosen by turning this option off.
    • The image within the finder is smoother in low light conditions as it is displayed at the maximum frame rate possible.
    • Display time lag, inherent problem with electronic viewfinders, has been significantly reduced.

    Increased operability

    • On previous X100 series models, setting the aperture to 1/3 stops could only be done with the command lever, now it can be done using the aperture ring. The exposure compensation dial has been extended to ±3 stops. Also, the command lever has been changed to a command dial, and with the addition of a four-way controller, operability has been dramatically improved.
    • The X100T is equipped with seven Fn buttons, each one of which is customisable. Further user customisation is offered on via the Q Button on the rear of the camera: all 16 functions can be chosen according to the user’s preference.
    • Die-cast magnesium is used for the top and bottom of the body, for a precise, light and highly durable design. A special coating is used for the surface finish, creating a premium feel.
    • The exterior is finished with non-slip synthetic leather, which is durable and resilient.
    • Applying a grooved pattern to the aperture ring, shutter speed dial, and exposure compensation dial improves grip and looks good.
    • The rear LCD has been ungraded to 1.04M-dot 3-inch monitor, greatly improving visibility.
    • Each and every part is made in Japan, for high precision and finish.

    Installed with the fastest electronic shutter at 1/32000 sec., expanding the shooting range

    A completely silent electronic shutter that is capable of exposures up to 1/32000 sec. has been added. Photos with a shallow depth of field can now be shot with the aperture wide open on snowy fields or the beach under clear skies. As there are no mechanically operated parts, natural facial expressions such as those of sleeping babies can be captured more easily than ever before.

    Full HD video with the X-Trans CMOS II sensor

    • Frame rates can be selected from 60fps, 50fps, 30fps, 25fps and 24fps for Full HD movies, supporting worldwide motion picture formats.
    • The world’s first*2 videos can be shot with the optical viewfinder, just like using a film movie camera
    • Film simulation modes can be used on videos to add creative colour effects, plus bokeh can be created by using the lens’s wide maximum aperture.
    • Manual exposure can also be set during video shooting. Aperture, shutter speed*3 and ISO sensitivity can be set, allowing videos to be shot just as the user wishes.
    • A high bit rate of 36Mbps enables clear capture of delicate movement.
    • High-speed, high-precision focusing thanks to Intelligent Hybrid AF, which switches between phase detection AF and contrast AF according to the scene, even during video shooting. Manual focus is also possible.
    Olympus E-M10 http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/9459/olympus-e-m10 Sun, 26 Jan 2014 09:15:57 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 9459@/talks/discussions image


    • 16.05mp CMOS sensor
    • 3.0" LCD. 1.04 million dots. Tiltable. Capacitive touch.
    • ISO Sensitivity - ISO200-25600
    • Shutter - from 60 seconds to 1/4000 sec
    • Up to 8 frames per second
    • 1.44 Million dots EVF
    • 1080p30, 24mbit/sec MOV, H.264 video
    • BLS-5 battery
    • 82.3mm x 45.9mm x 119mm
    • 350g (body only)
    • Color is either black or silver
    • $699 initial retail price

    Available at:


    Fuji Finepix S6700:HD rec. time limit http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/12970/fuji-finepix-s6700hd-rec.-time-limit Tue, 12 May 2015 10:28:23 -0600 themaster1 12970@/talks/discussions Hi, i'm the owner of a fuji finepix s6700 which suits my needs excepted for the recording time in HD which is limited to 30min, it's very frustrating ! I would like to know if it's hackable and/or how i can help in any way to go beyond this time limitation. Thanks for your inputs

    Olympus E-PL7 http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/11138/olympus-e-pl7 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 08:36:42 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 11138@/talks/discussions image


    Fujifilm X100 http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/136/fujifilm-x100 Tue, 24 May 2011 22:22:32 -0600 stonebat 136@/talks/discussions http://2guysphoto.wordpress.com/2011/05/21/why-i-love-hate-love-hate-love-the-x100/

    Good review about X100. Excellent DR and noise control. But slower AF than Oly m43.]]>
    FujiFilm X30 official topic http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/11087/fujifilm-x30-official-topic Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:56:28 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 11087@/talks/discussions image



    • 12mp 2/3" X-Trans CMOS sensor
    • 4x zoom lens, f/2.0-2.8, 28-112mm
    • Optical image stabilization
    • 2.36m dot OLED Real-time electronic viewfinder (EVF) 0.65x
    • 3" 920k tilting screen
    • Front and rear command wheels
    • Wi-Fi connectivity
    • 1080p60/50/30/25/24fps video
    • Mic socket, Mic level adjustment,
    • 12fps continuous shooting
    • $599


    Available at:

    Fujifilm X-M1 official topic http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/7315/fujifilm-x-m1-official-topic Fri, 21 Jun 2013 06:12:33 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 7315@/talks/discussions image




    • 16.3mp X-Trans APS-C CMOS
    • 1/4000-30 seconds, shutter speed, flash sync - 1/180 sec
    • 920,000 dot 3.0-inch, 3:2 aspect ratio, can tilt up and down.
    • 5.6fps
    • Video - 1080p30, 720p30
    • Sound recorded as Linear PCM Stereo
    • Wi-Fi
    • Size 116.9mm x 66.5mm x 39.0mm
    • Weight - 330g (including battery, media), 280g weight (only body)
    • Expected body price is $699

    Available at:

    Olympus hacks http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/2789/olympus-hacks Thu, 05 Apr 2012 05:41:23 -0600 jove 2789@/talks/discussions Hello, I've done some hacking on the olympus usb firmware update protocol: http://linda.karlov.mff.cuni.cz/~jove/oly/

    I've made my own fake update server in python (oly_http.py) and captured the usb communication from update tool in virtualbox windows with wireshark (update.usb.dump, use filter: (scsi.sbc.opcode >= 0xc0 || scsi.spc.opcode >= 0xc0) && !(scsi.status == 0x00)). Protocol dissection is in proto.odt. Custom scsi commands are used, sg3_utils package can be used to send those. oly_scsi.py handles initial reads (serial no. and other info) and works ok. I didn't attempt yet to do the writes, since there are still some open questions.

    Let me know if there is interest in more info.


    FujiFilm X-E2 http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/8410/fujifilm-x-e2 Fri, 11 Oct 2013 19:30:42 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 8410@/talks/discussions image


    • 16.3Mp sensor
    • 3" 1040kd monitor
    • EVF with 2.36md
    • 1080p60 movie mode, 36Mbps bitrate
    • Max record length - 14.5 minutes
    • Wi-Fi
    • 350g
    • 129mm x 74.9mm x 37.2mm
    • $999.95 body price
    • kit with XF 18mm-55mm for $1,399.95.

    Previews and hand-ons

    Preorder at:

    Fujifilm X-E1 http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/4480/fujifilm-x-e1 Wed, 05 Sep 2012 15:54:09 -0600 stonebat 4480@/talks/discussions image

    Official page - http://fujifilm-x.com/x-e1/en/

    Not only can you shoot Full HD (1920X1080) 24fps speed movie. In addition, you can also be applied to the film simulation mode video shoot them, thanks to the large-size image sensor and the large aperture lens for X-E1, your movie will also have a very nice bokeh effect.

    Previews and reviews:

    Available at:



    Olympus E-PM2 topic http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/4595/olympus-e-pm2-topic Sun, 16 Sep 2012 05:04:54 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 4595@/talks/discussions image

    • Nothing fancy, old sensor
    • Renewed body with few small features
    • Old 460k screen
    • Price: $599 for kit
    Matching color EM-5 with GH2 http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/10998/matching-color-em-5-with-gh2 Wed, 06 Aug 2014 14:57:50 -0600 rostislav 10998@/talks/discussions Matching color tones between GH2 and EM-5: I've tested for a few days and the closest settings i've come up to are the following ones, unfourtenatly i could only get a relative match for the color skins but all other colors are not accurate match.



    • Natural -2
    • Shadow&hilight +1-2


    • Smooth -2+1+2
    • WB 1 blue 1 magenta

    WB Sunlight setting:

    • EM5: wb: a-3 g-1
    • GH2: wb 1 magenta 4 blue

    Manual WB SET mode:

    • EM5: wb a-2 g+1
    • GH2: wb 2 magenta and blue

    If you have any suggestions i'd love to hear, my main goal is to match color tones.

    Olympus E-PL5 topic http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/4594/olympus-e-pl5-topic Sun, 16 Sep 2012 05:03:09 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 4594@/talks/discussions image


    • 16.05mp Live MOS sensor
    • TruePic VI image processor
    • Tilting (180 degrees), capacitive touchscreen
    • ISO up to 12,800
    • 8fps burst
    • 1080p video

    • Price - $699 for kit ($599 body only)

    Previews and reviews:

    Availabe at:

    Olympus E-PL6 topic http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/10753/olympus-e-pl6-topic Wed, 09 Jul 2014 04:36:56 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 10753@/talks/discussions image

    • 16Mp
    • Wi-Fi FlashAir SD card
    • tiltable LCD
    • £429

    For anyone who likes to express themselves and their own sense of style,the Expression Kit is the camera-lens-card combination of choice. The allmetalE-PL6 has the feel-cool factor that comes from renowned PEN’s trademark design and adds a contemporary design icon to any outfit. Like every PEN, it’s built to feel great – and look beautiful – in your hands. For a camera of this calibre, it’s also light and compact, so it will fit easily in most hand bags, even with the supplied lens attached. In fact, the lens is exactly what makes this the most portable PEN yet.

    The E-PL6 is compatible with a wide range of Micro Four Thirds specialist lenses made by the M.ZUIKO experts, and the Expression Kit includes one of their latest achievements. The M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6 EZ pancake zoom lens is the world’s slimmest in this category. The M.ZUIKO signature is unmistakeable – in the startling size of the lens, the quiet motor, and the quality of the images it captures. Speed, power and portability are key to spontaneous, individual and stylish photography – and the PEN E-PL6 has all three in abundance. In combination with any Micro Four Thirds lens and the powerful TruePic VI image processor, super-quick start-up and autofocus mean the camera reacts as fast as you think, even in low light. It delivers 16.1-Megapixel stills and 1080 Full HD movies with the consistently rich gradation, low noise and wide dynamic range that compacts and smartphones can’t hope to achieve.

    The E-PL6 has a raft of new PEN features to help you quickly adjust settings, frame your shot, and capture a remarkable image. For example,Level Gauge overlays a grid on the LCD when there’s no horizon as a reference. Interval shooting for stills stitches together stop-motion videos while Small AF Target Mode makes it easy to focus on tiny parts of the subject, then magnify these for more precise focusing. Short Release TimeLag Mode combines with Fast AF to reduce the delay that can otherwise make it difficult to accurately capture fast-moving subjects.

    The supplied FlashAir WiFi card lets you quickly transfer photos and videos to your smartphone via the Olympus Image Share app,then effortlessly on to social media sites. The large and tiltable 3-inch monitor swivels up and right round so it’s visible from the front of the camera, giving you the flexibility to frame a whole new class of selfie – or other shots from unusual angles.

    Olympus E-P5 http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/6850/olympus-e-p5 Tue, 30 Apr 2013 10:06:50 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 6850@/talks/discussions image


    • 16 Megapixel sensor like GH3
    • TruePic VI image processing engine
    • Tiltable screen
    • Improved AF
    • Improved 5 axis stabilization
    • 2.4Mdots optional EVF
    • Focus peaking
    • Shutter up to 1/8000 sec
    • Wi-Fi
    • with EVF+17mm lens - $1500
    • body - $999

    Available at:

    Fujifilm X-100S http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/5676/fujifilm-x-100s Sun, 06 Jan 2013 07:05:23 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 5676@/talks/discussions

    Key features list

    • 16.3 megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS II sensor
    • EXR Processor II
    • High Definition Hybrid Viewfinder (OVF / EVF)
    • FUJINON 23mm f/2 lens
    • Intelligent Hybrid AF (with the world’s fastest AF speed of 0.08 secs (*1))
    • Start-up time of 0.5 secs (*4)
    • Shutter time lag of 0.01 secs
    • Shooting interval of 0.5 secs
    • High-contrast and wide viewing-angle 2.8-inch Premium Clear LCD (460K dots)
    • Super Intelligent Flash
    • Burst shooting rate of up to 6 frames per second at full resolution (max. 29 frames)
    • Focus Peak Highlight function
    • Digital Split Image display
    • Artistic filters
    • Full HD movie recording (60fps / 30fps)


    Available at:

    Fujifilm X-A1, entry-level system camera http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/8132/fujifilm-x-a1-entry-level-system-camera- Mon, 16 Sep 2013 23:51:12 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 8132@/talks/discussions image


    • 16.3 Megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor
    • EXR Processor II
    • Start-up time of 0.5
    • Shutter lag time of 0.05
    • Shooting interval time of 0.7
    • 3” (920K dot) tilting high resolution LCD screen
    • Full range of ISO100 – ISO25600
    • Wireless image transfer
    • Q Menu shortcut button
    • In-camera RAW processing
    • Film Simulation modes (Velvia, ASTIA, PROVIA, Sepia, and Black & White)
    • 8 Advanced Filters (Toy Camera, Miniature, Dynamic Tone, Pop Color, Soft Focus, High Key, Low Key and Partial Color)
    • Multiple Exposure mode to superimpose a second exposure on the first exposure
    • Full HD movie 1080p30 and built-in stereo microphone

    Press release

    September 17, 2013 – FUJIFILM North America Corporation today announced the new FUJIFILM X-A1 compact system camera (CSC), the fourth interchangeable lens system camera introduced within the award-winning FUJIFILM X-Series. The ultra-light X-A1 gives consumers an affordable entry point into the X-Series line of digital cameras and delivers outstanding image quality using its large 16.3 Megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, easy operation and wireless image transfer for quick photo sharing.

    The FUJIFILM X-A1 kit will ship with the FUJINON XC16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OIS zoom lens. The XC16-50mm is a versatile lens that is ideal for a wide range of photographic subjects, including clear low-light scenes, beautiful portraits and vivid landscapes. The lens consists of 12 all glass elements in 10 groups including 3 aspherical elements and 1 ED element. The lens features seven round-edged aperture blades, which offer 17 stops in 1/3 EV increments for precise aperture control.

    Large 16.3 Megapixel APS-C sensor and EXR Processor II

    The FUJIFILM X-A1 uses an APS-C sensor and powerful EXR Processor II that captures rich tones, breath-taking dynamic range and stunning low-light images using its extended ISO range of up to 25600. With the X-A1, users can set the sensor sensitivity from ISO200 to as high as ISO6400 in 1/3 step increments, to obtain remarkably clear images even when shooting indoors and at night.

    Together with the EXR Processor II, the X-A1 also gives customers fantastic speed with a start-up time of 0.5 seconds2, a shutter time lag of 0.05 seconds and a maximum burst speed of 5.6 frames per second (max. 30 frames3).

    Compact performance and advanced features

    The X-A1 CSC combines advanced features in a go-anywhere design. The X-A1 weighs just 11.6oz*4 and is about a third of the size of a traditional DSLR body. With a slim profile of 1.3” at its trimmest point, the X-A1 is easily carried anywhere.

    The X-A1 also features a 3” tilting high resolution LCD screen with 920,000 dots for easy image viewing and framing at various angles. The 3” LCD monitor tilts at variable vertical angles, facilitating both low-angle and high-angle shots whether on or off a tripod.

    The X-A1 uses a built-in high precision flash, with the guide number 7*5, and Super Intelligent Flash technology that uses scene recognition and automatically controls flash strength to reduce highlight clipping.

    Easy Image Transfer with WiFi® button

    The X-A1 includes a WiFi button that lets users transfer high quality photos and movies*6 to social media sites for easy sharing from the camera to smartphones, tablets and computers.

    To connect the X-A1 to a smartphone or tablet, users can download the free dedicated “FUJIFILM Camera Application” to their iPhone™ / iPad™ or Android™ smartphone or tablet device to transfer up to 30 pictures at a time from the X-A1. The app also lets users download movies, expanding the range of options available for enjoying pictures taken with the camera.

    Intuitive design and easy operation

    The X-A1 has its key operation buttons and dials positioned on the right side of the camera’s rear panel for easy use and quick picture taking. The Mode Dial for selecting the optimum setting for each scene gives access to the Advanced SR Auto function, which automatically recognizes each scene and selects the best settings for sharp and clear images.

    The Advanced Filter function and Film Simulation modes give users a range of creative filters and film effects to apply and achieve unique and artistic looks.

    The FUJIFILM X-A1 and XC16-50mm (24-76mm) F3.5-5.6 OIS lens (kit) will be available in September 2013 for $599.95 in black and indigo blue

    Fuji X PRO 1 http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/1936/fuji-x-pro-1 Thu, 05 Jan 2012 09:57:15 -0700 sohus 1936@/talks/discussions
    - Three new lenses: 18mm (27mm equivalent) f/2.0, 35mm (53mm equivalent) f/1.4 and 60mm (90mm equivalent) f/2.4
    - Responsephoto says the Camera+35mm lens kit will cost 1.300 Euro. That’s actually just a bit higher than the Fuji X100 price. The other two lenses will cost 600 Euro each.
    - Responsephoto says the sensors name is X-Trans! R. writes that Fuji took some ideas from the classica film technology to create the new sensor which will beat the image quality of all current fulflrame sensors! The photosites will be of 6 different colors and disposed randomly, therefore moire will be avoided.
    - There is no Anti Aliasing filter on the sensor.
    - The lenses are made of metal.
    - The camera has the new X-mount. The lens mount acutally goes a little bit “inside” the body! The mount diameter will be large and its flange will be of 17.7 mm.
    - The viewfinder is hybrid (optical and electronic). The optical viewfinder changes the view depending on the kind of prime lens you sue. This again is an idea coming from the Contax G2!
    - Other incredible new thing: The autofocus sensor is…external! There is a special AF sensor on the camera body!


    I really hope Fuji delivers. Everything looks amazing... build quality, specifcations, lenses. I haven't found any video specifications yet. ]]>
    Olympus PEN E-P3, shooting at 25 fps: is there a way??? http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/7153/olympus-pen-e-p3-shooting-at-25-fps-is-there-a-way Tue, 04 Jun 2013 09:56:11 -0600 Da_Real_Pope 7153@/talks/discussions Hi everyone! I've been roaming the web for a while before coming here to ask this: is there ANY way to make my PEN E-P3 shoot at 25 fps, instead of 29,97? I asked Olympus too, but they just said: the camera can't, bye. (so professional...) I wondered if there was any chance to find a "hacked" firmware letting me set it that way, and wandering around stumbled couple of times in Vitaliy's name. :D I hope this is an "allowed" topic and, if the case, anybody could help me!

    Thanks anyone and everyone! ;)

    PS. any hack I could find about Olympuses was for near EVERY camera but the E-P3 -.-