Olympus Firmware 1.2 Update for OM-D E-M5, Software Updates for Olympus Viewer 2

Oly_EM-5_+75mm.jpgOlympus has released a firmware update for it's OM-D E-M5 Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera that offers the following improvements:

Improved Sleep Recovery

This update is designed to improve the camera's speed at waking from Sleep Mode, which can help capture shots that may be missed otherwise when the need arises to take photos on a moments notice.

AF Target Indication when using Continuous Autofocus with Tracking with the Sequential L setting.

This welcomed update lets users see the Autofocus Point in use when tracking moving subjects in Low Speed Continuous Drive Mode, to provide more feedback to users on the Autofocus Tracking effectiveness.
Olympus also added functions to automatically move focus to the wide zoom position when underwater macro or underwater wide macro modes are selected with a Zuiko ED 12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 EZ lens attached.

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Owners can find the latest updates from Olympus here.

Olympus has also updated their Olympus Viewer 2 software for both Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X to include the ability to edit movies taken by the camera (both .mov and .mp4 formats).

Go to this page to get the latest Olympus Viewer 2 software: http://www.olympusamerica.com/cpg_section/oima_software_viewer2.asp

In addition, Olympus has new features so that OM-D E-M5 users can upload photos to Olympus "iB on the Net", with software available for Windows for additional functionality here: http://www.ibonthenet.com/ns/us/service/ibinstall/ibDownload/goServiceSuiteAdvance