New Firmware Upgrades for Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II, OM-D E-M5 Mark II and PEN-F

February 28, 2018 | Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera | Comment |

New firmware upgrades have just been released for the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II, OM-D E-M5 Mark II and PEN-F mirrorless cameras. The updates version 2.0 for the E-M1 Mark II, version 4.0 for the E-M5 Mark II and version 3.0 for the PEN-F are available for download via the Olympus Digital Camera Updater and add new functions and improved performance, along with a new Art Filter to all three models.

Olympus Press Release

Performance improvements in the areas of Autofocus, Pro Capture, tethered shooting, lens compatibility, operating comfort and more

New firmware upgrades for Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II, OM-D E-M5 Mark II and PEN-F available now

London, 28. February 2018 – Committed to continuous improvements and addition of new features to their advanced and professional camera models, Olympus has launched major firmware updates for the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II, OM-D E-M5 Mark II and Olympus PEN-F cameras. The updates version 2.0 for the E-M1 Mark II, version 4.0 for the E-M5 Mark II and version 3.0 for the PEN-F are available for download via the Olympus Digital Camera Updater and add new functions and improved performance, along with a new Art Filter to all three models.

Along with the firmware upgrades, a LUT file will be released to allow for colour grading videos shot with the E-M1 Mark II or E-M5 Mark II in Flat mode when using Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve software.

Improvements with firmware version 2.0 for OM-D E-M1 Mark II

Designed to withstand the rigors of professional use, the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II delivers outstanding image quality with unparalleled high-speed performance in a compact and light but robust body. Improvements include:

• Improved Pro Capture mode: Number of pre-captured images increased from 14 to 35, new Live View symbol indicates when mode is in use, all attachable lenses are now compatible with Pro Capture H mode
• Added Small AF target setting (S-AF and C-AF): Allows for a greater level of precision when choosing a specific AF target
• Added in-camera Focus Stacking support for M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm F4.0 IS PRO lens: In-body Focus Stacking is now supported by a total of eight M.Zuiko lenses*
• Added in-body Fisheye distortion correction (when using with M.Zuiko Digital ED 8mm F1.8 Fisheye PRO): The 8mm F1.8 Fisheye PRO can now be used as a wide-angle lens without the fisheye effect. The correction effect may be viewed on the Live View monitor before taking the shot
• Added new “Flicker Scan” function: Indicates how much a scene is flickering on the Live View monitor to help select an appropriate shutter speed to avoid possible flickering when shooting with LED light sources in electronic shutter (silent) mode
• Added new Bleach Bypass Art Filter: This filter reproduces the bleach bypass effect used to develop film – it lends a hard impression to cityscape photos, and an impressive finish to metal textures
• Further improvements: Initial magnification ratio during image playback can now be set; improved C-AF performance; improved IS performance for movie shooting to allow for more natural panning; improved tethered shooting responsiveness & stability with Olympus Capture; fine-tuned battery level indicator

Improvements with firmware version 4.0 for OM-D E-M5 Mark II

Like all the models in the esteemed Olympus OM-D range, the OM-D E-M5 Mark II is built to excel in speed, precision, creativity and image quality. Improvements with the new firmware are:

• Focus Stacking functionality added: Available with a total of 8 M.Zuiko lenses*
• Added new Bleach Bypass Art Filter: See above for details

Additional features with firmware version 3.0 for Olympus PEN-F

The finest materials and the demand for high quality combined with a timeless design make an extraordinary camera – the Olympus PEN-F. With its innovative Monochrome and Colour Profile Controls, photographers have easy access to fully customize how their picture will look like – a feature that has been improved even more with the latest firmware.

Celebrating the second birthday of this exclusive camera model, Olympus not only released a new firmware version but also launches a dedicated accessory set of two bags, one pouch and a strap crafted in collaboration with French leather makers Bleu de Chauffe (see separate press information). Firmware details include:

• Added functionality to transfer & save Monochrome and Colour Profile settings of images captured with a PEN-F to the camera via the Olympus Digital Camera Updater (ver. 2.1)
• Added shading effects to Colour Profile Control and Colour Creator: Shading effects from Monochrome Profile Creator are now also available in Colour Profile Control and Colour Creator for a wider range of photographic expressions
• Added new Bleach Bypass Art Filter: See above for details

* M.Zuiko Digital ED 8mm F1.8 Fisheye PRO, ED 7-14mm F2.8 PRO, ED 12-40mm F2.8 PRO, ED 30mm F3.5 Macro, ED 60mm F2.8 Macro, ED
40-150mm F2.8 PRO, ED 12-100mm F4.0 IS PRO and ED 300mm F4.0 IS PRO

All firmware updates are available for download via the Olympus Digital Camera Updater.
Specifications are subject to change without notice. Please check the Olympus website at http://www.olympus.co.uk for full product details and the latest specifications.



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