Olympus Does Not Feel 4K Has Enough Potential Yet

On Dmitry Krupski’s website there is an interview with Michael Guthmann (Product Manager PEN & OM-D, Olympus of Europe) where the following is stated:

Translated: We are carefully studying this point. While we do not think that for the target audience E-M5 II 4K mode is necessary. So we are closely watching the market – perhaps in future models 4K video will be realized. While I can not say with certainty whether the 4K in a model that will replace the E-M1.

Yes, we understand that other manufacturers – Panasonic, Sony, Samsung – offering 4K mode, even in top-level models do not. They just need to create content for their TV. They need to sell 4K TVs. While the content in 4K very little, so they want to have on the market as much as possible models that can shoot in 4K. But we do not see great potential for 4K at the moment. Once the market is ready for it, we will make 4K.

Read the full, translated interview here.

Nikon 1 J5 First Nikon Camera with 4K Video Recording

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Nikon Rumors reports on the upcoming Nikon 1 J5 and state that it is rumored to have 4K video capabilities.  No Nikon camera has 4K video to date.  While Nikon has staid true to its photography roots it’s never been clear why they have not attempted to provide high quality video features as they have no video camera market to protect.

The Nikon D7200 is expected to be announced soon as well, however there are no rumours of indications of anything other than 1080p video for this DSLR camera.

$1,500 Camera Beats $15,000 Video Camera

Andrew Reid from EOSHD has compared the video footage from the previously $15,000 Canon C300 to the video footage from the $1,500 Samsung NX1 mirrorless hybrid camera. The Canon C300 has useful features that the Samsung NX1 doesn’t have so it’s not an apples to apples comparison, but the 4k video quality from the Samsung NX1 is impressive.

The results speak for themselves:

You can read Andrew’s full post here.