Olympus Launches Firmware Updates for OM-D E-M1 Mark II & OM-D E-M1X Cameras

Olympus has announced the release of new free firmware upgrades for two of its interchangeable lens camera models. Version 3.0 firmware is now available for the OM-D E-M1 Mark II and Version 1.1 firmware is now available for the OM-D E-M1X. In addition, the company has also detailed a new Version 1.1 update for its Olympus Workspace Image Editing Software.

Main features added in the Version 3.0 update for the OM-D E-M1 Mark II include several advanced Auto-Focus and image quality upgrades that put the camera more in line with the capabilities of the newer E-M1X model. Highlights include C-AF Center Priority for high-precision tracking of moving subjects and sudden subject movement; improved AF precision for still subjects when using S-AF; the addition of group 25-point to AF Target; a low ISO Processing (Detail Priority) option; and more.

In addition, the update also offers support for new functions in Olympus Workspace, including a USB RAW Data Edit option for faster RAW processing. Likewise, this feature is also now available for the OM-D E-M1X via its version 1.1 update.

Here's a full rundown of features added in each firmware version per Olympus:

E-M1X Ver. 1.1

E-M1 mark II Ver. 3.0

AF Group Target 25-point

Already available

Custom AF Target

Already available

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C-AF Center Priority

Already available

C-AF Center Start

Already available

C-AF+MF

Already available

Intelligent Subject Detection AF

Already available

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Anti-flicker shooting

Already available

OM-Log 400

Already available

ISO L100 (ISO 100 equivalent)

Already available

Frame Rate Priority on Live View Boost/On2

Already available

Focus Stacking: Select from 3 to 15 images

Already available

Focus Stacking: Guide line display

Already available

Art Filter: Instant Film

Already available

Low ISO Processing (Detail Priority)

Already available

Setting changes and playback display while writing to card

Already available

Quick image selection

Already available

USB RAW Data Edit

Live ND shooting

Already available

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Handheld High Res Shot

Already available

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High-speed shooting: 120 fps (1920x1080/ MOV)

Already available

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Bluetooth® connection

Already available

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UHS-II compatible dual card slots

Already available

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GPS® / Field Sensor System

Already available

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USB power supply/battery charging

Already available

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Multi Selector

Already available

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CLICK HERE for more details on how to download and install the firmware updates.

Olympus E-M1X

The Olympus OM-D E-M1X is now available for an MSRP of $2,999. Meanwhile, the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II is currently on sale for $1,499.

Source: Olympus