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SP-560UZ firmware update - Olympus have announced the availability of a firmware update for for the SP-560UZ, enabling use with new wireless flash units.
Olympus have just announced the availability of a firmware update service for the SP-560UZ via the Olympus Master Software. With the new 3.1 version, it is now possible for the SP-560UZ to use the two optional wireless flash units FL-36R and FL-50R recently launched together with the E-3 DSLR camera.
The SP-560UZ is the first Olympus digital compact camera allowing extended functionality, such as wireless flash shooting, via the firmware update. The SP-560UZ has inherited the same control options as the E-3, which means that one of the four channels can be used and the flashes can be divided into three groups to distribute the light selectively.
The internal flash acts as controller only and has no influence for exposure. The compatibility of SP-560UZ with FL-36R and FL-50R will only be granted after the firmware update.
The SP-560UZ doesn't have a control panel therefore the CH1-CH4 from GUI menu can be set in SP-560UZ. The other settings are done from FLASH. In other words, the group setting doesn't work in SP-560UZ.
If you want to know further information, please refer to the attached manual.
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