Olympus OM-D E-M1 Firmware Update 3.0

February 5, 2015 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Compact System Camera | Comment |

Olympus has announced the upcoming release of a significant firmware upgrade for its OM-D E-M1 compact system camera. Version 3.0 increases the maximum continuous shooting speed from 6.5fps to 9fps with auto focus maintained. With this update, AF tracking performance is improved when using C-AF Sequential H mode. The firmware update will become available on 24 February 2015.

Olympus Press Release

OLYMPUS ADVANCES FLAGSHIP CAMERA WITH INCREDIBLE SEQUENTIAL SHOOTING SPEED

Olympus Announces Firmware Version 3.0 for the Award Winning OM-D E-M1 with Improved Capabilities for Sequential Shooting

CENTER VALLEY, Pa., February 5, 2015 The award-winning flagship Olympus OM-D E-M1, featuring 5-axis image stabilization, TruePic VII image processor and tethered shooting, is now more impressive than ever before. With the introduction of new firmware Version 3.0, the weather-resistant camera is now capable of an impressive maximum 9 fps in the C-AF sequential shooting mode when using a Four Thirds or Micro Four Thirds lens, improving the ability to capture moving subjects.

The newest firmware upgrade features an enhanced algorithm for phase-detection, raising the former C-AF sequential shooting speed of 6.5 fps to a maximum high speed of 9 fps. With this update, AF tracking performance is improved when using continuous-AF (C-AF) Sequential H mode. When set to C-AF, 37-point on-chip phase detection AF is used. Now, when capturing a quick-moving subject, photographers never need to miss the shot. A maximum 10 fps remains available when set to single-AF (S-AF) Sequential H mode.

The update also adds support for the latest Version 2.5 of the Olympus Image Share Android and iOS app. Users can now select Movie as a shooting mode, and record movies while viewing the Live View screen on a smartphone.

U.S. Pricing and Availability

The Olympus firmware Version 3.0 will be available in February 2015.

To find out more about the OM-D E-M1, and for a complete list of specifications, visit the Olympus website at http://www.getolympus.com/us/en/e-m1.html.

Journalists interested in more information, review units and high-resolution images of the Olympus OM-D E-M1 should contact Elin Boman, Mullen Public Relations, 212-885-3266, eboman@mullen.com, Zach Honig, Mullen Public Relations, zhonig@mullen.com, or Jennifer Colucci, Olympus America Inc., 484-896-5719, jennifer.colucci@olympus.com or visit the Olympus website: http://asset.olympusamerica.com/login/

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