Olympus adds new firmware updates for the OM-D E-M1, STYLUS XZ-2, and the M.Zuiko 12-50mm EZ lens

Olympus has released three firmware updates this week to several of their current offerings; including their flagship micro Four Thirds camera, the OM-D E-M1.

The update for the OM-D E-M1 adds:

  • Supports compensation for chromatic aberration when using the E-M1 and Panasonic's LUMIX G VARIO 14-140mm/F3.5-5.6 ASPH./POWER O.I.S. (H-FS14140) together.
  • Enhanced stabilization of shooting in the Sports mode and Children mode of the SCN mode or C-AF.
  • Improved live bulb image quality while noise reduction is on.
  • Improved AF operation.

They've also added new firmware for the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-50mm F3.5-6.3 EZ lens, which offers the following improvement:

  • Correction of occasional unstable shooting after using EX. Tele Conv. when used in combination with a Panasonic camera.

Lastly, they've updated the firmware for the STYLUS XZ-2 to offer, "improved AF performance when Single Target is selected in low light.".

As with past Olympus firmware updates, you have two options for updating your camera or lens:

  1. Simply launch the included Olympus camera software and connect the camera via USB cable to an internet connected computer. Choose the Update function from the Camera menu in the software to apply available updates for camera bodies, lenses and accessories.
  2. Download the software update from the following link, and follow the installer instructions: http://www.olympusamerica.com/cpg_section/cpg_downloads_updater.asp

With each method, you can choose to display information related to what the update will apply, prior to performing the update.

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