Active military personnel, veterans, National Guardsmen, reservists and military dependents qualify for a 10% Foot Locker military discount. It’s better codified now because smartphones use computational methods to squeeze more dynamic range, blurred backgrounds, and clean nighttime results out of relatively tiny image sensors. It’s an alternative to carrying physical ND filters, but because Live ND is for stills only, you need filters for video. My only disappointment with the video specs is a lack of real 4K slow motion. The OM-1 takes a slight edge as you enter the E-M1 Mark III’s extended range (ISO 12800), and continues at ISO 25600. That’s as high as the E-M1’s sensor goes in its extended range-with the OM-1, you can push to ISO 51200 or 102400. The noise pattern is rougher at ISO 51200 for sure, but it’s as usable as ISO 25600. There is some color shift and a real drop in fidelity at ISO 102400, but that’s to be expected. In that autumn one of the most violent storms hit Europe and a handful of diehard daredevils charged into the resulting waves. Multiple Exposure is an in-camera mode that layers multiple exposures into one image, typically for a creative effect.
HDR is shorthand for High Dynamic Range, a mode that enables photos with lifted shadows and subdued highlights. With the Canon EOS R3, Sony a1, and Sony a9 II, you don’t lose sight of a scene when using the electronic shutter, a real benefit for staying in the moment. You can experiment with this mode in real time or blend exposures together later via the OM-1’s in-camera Raw editing tools. The OM-1’s pixel count is about the same as the E-M1 Mark III and E-M1X, but offers some real imaging improvements. Olympus started putting computational photography into its cameras before the industry had settled on a name for the idea and OM Digital is carrying the torch forward. More high-end cameras are pushing 4K120 slow motion-we’ve seen it in stacked full-frame entries like the Canon EOS R3 and Sony a1. At camera defaults, the high-ISO output looks a bit different-in-camera noise reduction cuts away grain when you push beyond ISO 6400, but erases small details in the process.
Our ISO test scene shows the new chip keeps up with the old one through ISO 6400-Raw output shows some grain as you push the sensitivity higher, but detail holds up. The in-camera mode takes some of the manual work out of the process-it takes a series of photos at different focus points and blends them for deep focus macros. The camera combines them (the process takes about three seconds) to net photos with more detail and truer color sampling. Frenchman Guillaume Martin of Cofidis was the day’s other big winner as he closed to second overall four minutes adrift of 22-year-old defending champion Pogacar. Matuidi accuse encore le coup de la charge d’Eden Hazard quelques minutes auparavant. Lukaku reçoit le pied de Palinha, puis Hazard envoie Dalot au sol. Matches the unique geometry of your foot for superior cushioning and comprehensive pain relief. You can use it handheld and get 50MP results or swap to a tripod mode for 80MP output-it’s best for scenes without moving subjects. You can use the flat OM-Log profile and color correct when editing, or use an HLG profile for delivery to HDR screens. You can also use the OM-1 to snap ready-to-share JPGs.
Noise reduction is set to Standard by default-if you prefer a bit more detail and don’t mind some grain, there’s also a Low setting. I recorded some handheld wide-angle vlog-style footage and the results are very usable-not quite gimbal smooth, but not too far off. It blends a series of shorter exposures to simulate the effects of long-exposure imaging, a good fit for smoothing out running water or snapping surreal shots on overcast days with rolling clouds. It’s good for telephoto shots too-I recorded a few clips with the 300mm F4 handheld, a lens that I’d have to lock down on a tripod with many other systems. The stacked sensor also helps you keep track of moving subjects-when working in the 25/50fps or 120fps continuous drive mode, there’s no blackout between exposures, so you see a continuous feed in the viewfinder. If you work in the single release or basic continuous drive modes (configurable between 5 and 20fps), the viewfinder blacks out between exposures. The OM-1 does video too-it supports 4K in 16:9 or 17:9 DCI ratios at up to 60fps and can push 1080p to 240fps for slow motion, just about matching up with the rival Fujifilm X-T4.