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 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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