Olympus E-M1 MK II: The End of the Steadicam? – On the Go Ep. 41 – feat. Janne Amunét

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In this second part of our conversation with Finnish filmmaker Janne Amunét, he tells us a little more about his experience as a camera tester for the Olympus E-M1 MK II.

There are many ways to skin a cat, they say. And there are many ways to stabilise a moving camera: Steadycam, gimbal, dolly, slider… and in recent times, also the In-Body Image Stabilisation available in many modern cameras. In this part of our conversation with Janne, he tells us about his opinion of the excellent sensor stabilisation found on the new Olympus E-M1 MK II.

A few years ago, brushless gimbals took the market by storm, and it has got to the point where you can get a stabiliser for your DSLR or mirrorless for a relatively low cost. But as it becomes easier and easier to get similar results just by handholding the camera without having to worry about extra weight, power, or setup time, it feels almost certain that we will see a change in the visual language, as shooters come up with new ways to exploit what new cameras have to offer. Exciting times ahead indeed!

Olympus E-M1 MK II

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James Bridges
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Billy Hong, have you seen this?!? GH5 should have the same stabilization…

Tat Leung Chan
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Gh5 will not at this level of ibis

James Bridges
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Tat Leung Chan how do you know?

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It will be even better with a dual IS 2 Lumix lens. My new G85 (with the firmware update) and my 12-60 weather proof lens and small 45-175 zoom is incredible.

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Markus Magnon

Interesting. Also nice to hear the thoughts about 4K vs. 1080p at 10:54 min. Sure. People argumenting that Netflix only accept 4K. But who is working for netflix? If you work for netflix you can afford a RED. And if all smart phones can shoot in 4k, that doesn’t mean a good professional camera must have 4K. I am not sure, but i think 95% of all cinema projectors in the moment are 2k projectors. And do people really watch 4K on Netflix? you need really fast internet connection to stream 4k in high bitrate. 4k is nice. you can… Read more »

Kai Liu
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And the dynamic range seems very good.

Kristian Appel
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No.

Jeremy Woods
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I feel like they’re going to bust into karaoke

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paolo baroni

looks like the same steady u can get from a7s2 with a stabilized lens….loosing full frame and iso…..dumped

Myles Thompson
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Where’s the footage shot on this camera by Janne?