Olympus Releases New Firmware Update for the E-M1

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Alongside several new announcements, Olympus has released firmware version 3.0 for their flagship OM-D ILC, the E-M1. The new firmware adds several improvements to the E-M1's AF system, including enhanced AF tracking abilities and increased C-AF sequential burst shooting speeds (up to 9fps, compared to 6.5fps previously). It also adds support for the latest version of their Olympus Image Share mobile app. 

More details can be found in the official press release below. 

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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; Zach Honig, Mullen Public Relations, [email protected]; or Jennifer Colucci, Olympus America Inc., 484-896-5719, [email protected] or visit the Olympus website: http://asset.olympusamerica.com/login/.

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