Olympus Announces OM-D E-M1 Firmware Version 3.0 Details

Olympus announced that a new firmware update version 3.0 will be available for the OM-D E-M1 camera in February 2015.

The Olympus OM-D E-M1 micro four thirds system mirrorless camera will get a significant update with the release of firmware version 3.0. The update’s primary function is to boost maximum framerate from 6.5 fps to 9 when shooting in continuous AF mode.

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. See details 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.

The Olympus OM-D E-M1 mirrorless digital camera is a compact, ergonomically design camera featuring a 16.3 megapixel Live MOS sensor and TruePic VII image processor.