Well guys, I just got my first “proof” the E-M1 will indeed get 4K video recording via firmware upgrade! I got an image I cannot share showing the video settings of the E-M1 with the new firmware. I can tell it really doesn’t look like a fake image or so!
It shows “mov 3840×2160” in the settings. And framerates were 25 + 30 + 50 + 60 + 120 + 240 in movie menu below Mode function.
The story is really strange. Seems like only a small group of testers got the 4K feature in their beta firmware while other “photo” testers didn’t have this. That could explain the contradicting rumors I got. I have been told the firmware is coming on Sept 14 or Sept 15. For the first time I really believe that 4K is coming to the E-M1…I saw it :) That’s going to be a very bold move by Olympus. Adding 4K to a camera via fw update is something none has ever done before. Chapeau!
UPDATE: I still have sources saying they don’t know about 4K on the 2.0 firmware they tested or saw. So either this is a super secret Olympus addition or Olympus will decide to not add the 4K feature on the new firmware. This is one of the weirdest rumors I have ever worked on. I am glad this will be over in a few days :)
E-M1 Store Links:
Olympus E-M1 body at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto, Amazon DE (via DL), Amazon UK (via DL), Amazon ES (via DL), WexUK, Topshot FI, CameraWorldUK.
Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO Lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, AmazonDE (viaDL), Amazon ES (via DL).
Olympus E-M1 with 12-40mm Lens kit at Amazon DE (via DL), WexUK and CameraWorldUK, Amazon UK (via DL), Amazon ES (via DL).
Olympus E-M1 with 12-50mm Lens kit at Amazon DE (via DL), WexUK, CameraWorldUK, Amazon UK (via DL), Amazon ES (via DL).
Olympus EP-13 Eyecup for E-M1 at Adorama and BHphoto.
Olympus HLD-7 Battery Grip for E-M1 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
Olympus LC-62D Metal Front Lens Cap for 12-40mm at Adorama and BHphoto.
Olympus LH-66 Lens Hood for 12-40mm at Adorama and BHphoto.
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