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Olympus Announce Key Firmware Updates

Olympus firmware updates for OM-D E-M1 II, OM-D E-M5 Mark II and PEN-F announced.

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New major firmware updates for the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II, OM-D E-M5 Mark II and Olympus PEN-F compact system cameras, as well as M.ZUIKO DIGITAL lens firmware updates are scheduled for release today.

Users will enjoy various new capabilities and functions to enhance their camera’s performance even further: The updates Version 1.2 for the OM-D E-M1 Mark II, Version 3.0 for the OM-D E-M5 Mark II and Version 2.0 for the PEN-F enable compatibility with the new Profoto Air Remote TTL-O*, allowing users to seamlessly integrate Profoto AirTTL flashes with these cameras. Further new functions for the E-M5 Mark II as well as the PEN-F include the ‘Save Setting/Mysets’ feature already available on the E-M1 Mark II.

 

Compatibility with Profoto Air Remote TTL-O

Upgrading to firmware Version 1.2 for the OM-D E-M1 Mark II, Version 3.0 for the OM-D E-M5 Mark II and Version 2.0 for the PEN-F enables true compatibility with the Profoto Air Remote TTL-O, making TTL and HSS available for Olympus photographers.

Profoto Air Remote TTL-O wirelessly integrates the Profoto AirTTL Flash with these selected cameras. Simply attach it to the hot shoe for quick remote control of all functions.

Additional features with firmware Version 1.2 for OM-D E-M1 Mark II

  • High Res Shot and Focus Stacking mode compatibility on non-Olympus flashes: Shooting with 50M High Res Shot and Focus Stacking mode are now available with non-Olympus flashes.
  • Automatic switching to rear LCD monitor when shooting with the viewfinder: When moving the eye away from the viewfinder during Rec View, the camera now automatically switches to the rear LCD monitor for image playback.
  • Further improvements increasing ease of use and photographic possibilities:
  • AF HOME settings are now saved even if the camera is turned off;
  • Improved viewfinder color reproduction during shooting;
  • Improved stability for battery level
  • Improvements in combination with M.ZUIKO lens upgrades: Combination with M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-100 1:4.0 IS PRO firmware Ver. 1.1 and M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 300mm 1:4.0 IS PRO firmware Ver. 1.2 improves silent sequential shooting performance when image stabilization is active.

Additional features with firmware Version 3.0 for OM-D E-M5 Mark II

  • Save Settings/Mysets: As already available on the flagship OM-D E-M1 Mark II, this new function enables customised camera settings to be saved on a computer. The settings may then be applied to multiple cameras and don’t need to be adjusted again in the camera following a firmware upgrade.
  • Mid-tone adjustment available in Highlight & Shadow control: Midtones can now also be adjusted ±7 steps within the existing Highlight & Shadow Control function, enabling better expression of subject details on top of adjusting the exposure compensation.
  • “AF target spot metering” provides spot metering at the focus point: By matching the metering mode and AF target spot, the AF Target (Single or Touch AF) position and spot metering area can be linked.
  • Improvements in combination with M.ZUIKO lens upgrades: Combination with M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-100 1:4.0 IS PRO firmware Ver. 1.1 improves 5-axis Sync IS performance** (New feature for E-M5 Mark II and E-M1).

Additional features with Firmware 2.0 for PEN-F

  • Save Settings/Mysets: As already available on the flagship OM-D E-M1 Mark II, this new function enables customised camera settings to be saved on a computer. The settings may then be applied to multiple cameras and don’t need to be adjusted again in the camera following a firmware upgrade.
  • Browse through and preview effects of Art Filters: Sample images that demonstrate the effects of Art Filter are shown at the bottom of the screen as a way to view the effects of each Art Filter. Simply touch the sample Art Filter image on the screen to instantly activate that option.
  • Specification of shutter speed to be reached before ISO AUTO takes effect: It is now possible to define the lowest shutter speed from which the ISO sensitivity will be raised when using ISO AUTO. Lowering the shutter speed that starts raising the ISO speed makes it possible to shoot at low ISO speed settings.
  • Improved AF Targeting pad on the rear LCD monitor: Enables photographers to use the AF Targeting Pad even when their nose touches the rear monitor in the course of framing compositions while looking through the viewfinder.

You can find the firmware updates with the Olympus Digital Camera Updater.


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