Olympus has released new firmware update for the Stylus 1 bridge camera and the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-50mm F3.5-6.3 EZ lens.
The firmware update v2.0 for OM-D styled premium compact camera enable users to fit a wide angle converter to the lens. The firmware also introduces a stepped zoom function that makes it easier to adjust the lens to popular focal length settings, as focal lengths will now be displayed for the user in familiar 35mm terms.
As for the Olympus 12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 EZ lens firmware, the stability of lens aperture when shooting videos has been improved.
STYLUS 1 Firmware Upgrade v2.0
- Compatibility with slim and lightweight WCON-08X wide converter lens and CLA-14 adapter, for wide-angle shots to 22.4mm* at 1:2.8 aperture without heavy equipment
- Interval Shooting and Time Lapse Movie for capturing spectacular phenomena over 24 hours
- Compatibility with OI.Share App v2.5 for remote shutter release from a smartphone via WiFi
- Step Zoom for instantly setting popular 35mm focal lengths in steps, from 28mm to 300mm
- 35mm equivalent shown in focal length display in Electronic Viewfinder or LCD monitor
- Small target AF for pinpoint auto focus
- Focus Peaking for easier Manual Focus
- Firmware is downloadable for free via the online Olympus Digital Camera Updater
Olympus Stylus 1 bridge camera features a larger-than-average 1/1.7″-type BSI-CMOS sensor and offers a brand new bright, fast telephoto i.Zuiko lens that boasts a constant aperture of f/2.8 and a large, hi-definition EVF.
New firmware for STYLUS 1 compact
Firmware upgrade for STYLUS 1 delivers greater focal range and wide-angle capability, Time Lapse, Interval Shooting and more
Southend-on-Sea, 15 January 2015 – Olympus has released a comprehensive firmware upgrade that further enhances the specifications of its category-straddling STYLUS 1 compact. The Firmware Upgrade v2.0 endows the 2014 red dot design award winner with a greater focal range, and boosts its wide-angle potential to 22.4mm*. The new firmware also gives STYLUS 1 owners the creative potential of the Interval Shooting and Time Lapse Movie modes that have proved so popular with users of Olympus’ flagship OM-D cameras. A host of other enhancements include compatibility with OI.Share v2.5, which adds remote wireless shutter release from a smartphone. The new firmware is available free of charge for download via the Olympus Digital Camera Updater.
D-SLR features without the weight
The STYLUS 1 Firmware Upgrade v2.0 gives owners of this high-performance compact the ability to shoot impressive landscapes and indoor scenes without the need for weighty accessories. It makes the camera compatible with Olympus’ super-slim WCON-08X Wide-angle Converter Lens (and CLA-14 adapter) that together extend its focal length to 22.4mm* without affecting the 1:2.8 aperture. Photography lovers who like to travel light will also appreciate the new Step Zoom feature, that lets them easily set the zoom lever to common 35mm-equivalent focal lengths without the hassle of switching single-focal-length lenses. The focal length display in the Electronic Viewfinder now shows the 35mm equivalent familiar to D-SLR users.
The upgrade adds other creative and user-friendly features to the flagship STYLUS’ array of talents. With the new Interval Shooting feature, owners can take up to 999 shots at intervals of 1 second to 24 hours – and capture spectacular phenomena like the movement of stars. Small Target AF enables pinpoint focusing, while Focus Peaking makes it easier to use the manual focus by highlighting edges in white or black near the area in focus.
* 35mm equivalent.