We have talked about the Olympus E-M1 rumor that a new firmware update would bring 4K video before, and today, we have an update on that for you.
According to the screenshot that you see above, which is supposedly a snapshot of the E-M1 video menu, you can see 4K as an option. Horribly blurry images aside, we also have more details about what the firmware update – which is expected to be announced this upcoming Monday – will include, and it’s quite expansive.
Rumored E-M1 Firmware Version 2 Details
- Higher Bitrate (similar to the GH4, also for the 1080p too)
- 4K + the usual FullHD, HD recording mode
- Slow motion mode at 240fps and 120fps
- New codec (Panasonic patent, AVC-I-U)
- Framerate control (24p,25p,30p,50p,60p, including the slow motion one)
- Updated ColourCreator
- FullHD 4:2:2 in MJPEG mode too
- Uncompressed HDMI with 4K support
- More manual control during recording mode
- Better mic control
- UHS-2 support (improvement of the UHS support)
- Improvement of the Wifi control (including a live control)
- A lot of picture improvement and art filter update (composite, etc…)
As you can see, this is a pretty big firmware update. 4K is obviously the headlining update, but there are some other notable additions as well such as Slow Motion at 140 and 240fps, and FullHD in 4:2:2 in MJPEG mode.
I am pretty excited to see what actually comes of this update. It will be cool to see if all of these awesome updates are actually a part of it.
What are your thoughts on this firmware update? Do you think it has the potential to make the E-M1 a better option on today’s market? Leave a comment below!