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Olympus has issued a firmware update for the Olympus XZ-1 digital compact camera. Version 1.2 adds a new menu item, “Picture Orientation”. Given that the camera’s orientation sensor might not always be able to correctly recognise if an image was taken in portrait or landscape orientation, users will now have the ability to specify the orientation of any given image in Playback mode simply by a turn of the click-stop dial. The user-defined picture orientation is then saved in the EXIF. You can update the camera firmware from within the Digital Camera Updater software, while the XZ-1 connected to the computer.