Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Olympus E-M1 Touch Focus for Stills & Video


A quick post to illustrate the different options for touch screen focusing on the EM1, also applicable for the EM10 as far as I know. There have been a very long discussion on dpreview between me and one of the forum members regarding this topic, and I have created this video to illustrate the options, and we seem to have reached a final conclusion at last.

The only thing not mentioned clearly in the video is the touch focusing mode, since there are 3 modes in stills mode and two during video recording, so here's a copy & paste from the original post:

When you enable touch screen in the EM1, you have three options:

  1. Turn touch screen off.
  2. Focus only, but not trigger the shutter.
  3. Focus and trigger the shutter at once.
In video mode, there are only options 1 and 2.