Firmware Updates V4.0 for OM-D E-M1 and V2.0 for OM-D E-M5II Released

Olympus released a firmware update for the flagship OM-D E-M1 and the OM-D E-M5 Mark II mirrorless cameras. The new firmware update details and download links can be seen below.

The firmware update version 4 for OM-D E-M1 provides Focus Stacking mode and Focus Bracketing mode for advanced macro shooting. Firmware update version 2.0 for OM-D E-M5 Mark II and Olympus Capture Version 1.1 is also released to meet the demand from professional photographers.

See the new functions and major improvements with the download links and upgrade instructions below.

Olympus E-M1 Firmware V4.0 and E-M5II Firmware V2.0 Details

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Firmware Updates V4.0 for OM-D E-M1 Details

New functions, 7 items

  • Focus bracketing is now possible.
    • * Can be set in Shooting menu 2 > Bracketing [On] > Focus BKT.
  • Focus stacking is now possible.
    • * Only possible when a supported lens is attached.
    • * Can be set in Shooting menu 2 > Bracketing [On] > Focus BKT [On] > Focus stacking.
  • Silent shooting is now possible.
    • * Electronic shutter is used for shooting both first and second curtain.
    • * Can be set in Shooting menu 2 > Anti-Shock/Silent > silent shooting.
  • Simulated Optical Viewfinder was added.
    • * Setting is possible when the mode dial is P/A/S/M.
    • * Shooting settings are not reflected in the EVF display.
    • * Can be set in Custom Menu [J] > S-OVF.
  • 4K was added to Time Lapse Movie for Time lapse shooting.
    • * Can be set in Shooting menu 1 > Sequential shooting/self-timer/Time lapse shooting > Time lapse shooting [On] > Time Lapse Movie.
  • Supports synchronization of start and stop of movie sound recording when using linear PCM recorder LS-100.
    • * Supports Olympus’s linear PCM recorder LS-100.
    • * Can be set in Custom Menu [I] > PCM Recorder Link > Synchronized Rec.
  • Slate Tone generation function was added.
    • * Supports Olympus’s linear PCM recorder LS-100.
    • * Can be set in Custom Menu [I] > PCM Recorder Link > Slate Tone.

Major improvements to operability, 17 items

  • Anti-shock shooting was moved to Shooting menu 2.
  • Keystone compensation was moved to Shooting menu 2.
  • Sequential shooting/self-timer setting menu integrated with Time lapse shooting setting menu and moved to Shooting menu 1.
  • M-IS2 was added to movie setting for Image Stabilizer.
    Image Stabilizer was moved to Custom Menu [C].
  • Image quality mode for movies were changed.
    Frame rates 24p (23.98p)/25p were added.
  • Movie setting function was added.
    • PCM Recorder Link
    • Time Code Settings
    • Info Settings
    • Shutter Function
    • * Setting can be done in Custom Menu [I].
  • MF clutch/Snapshot Focus can be disabled.
    • * Please also update supported lenses to the latest firmware.
    • * Can be set in Custom Menu [A] > MF clutch.
  • Sequential shooting setting was added to silent shooting.
    • * Can be set in Custom Menu [C].
    • * Can be set in Custom Menu [D].
    • * EVF can be changed in Custom Menu [J] > Info Settings. Info display settings are changed, and custom display settings are possible
  • Expand LV Dyn.Range was changed to S-OVF.
  • It is possible to change the color and strength of the Peaking Settings.
    • * Can be set in Custom Menu [D] > Peaking Settings.
  • It is possible to do setting Menu Recall.
    • * Can be selected for Menu Recall in Custom Menu [D].
  • If digital shift is done by button functions, it is possible to cancel by pressing and holding the button.
  • S-OVF was added to button functions.
  • S-OVF was added to Multi Function.
  • Supports shooting movies with release cable (RM-UC1).
  • Supports Windows 10.

Firmware Updates V2.0 for OM-D E-M5II Details

New functions, 5 items

  • Focus bracketing is now possible.
  • Simulated Optical Viewfinder was added.
    • *Setting is possible when the mode dial is P/A/S/M.
    • *Shooting settings are not reflected in the EVF display.
  • 4K was added to Time Lapse Movie for Time lapse shooting.
  • Supports synchronization of start and stop of movie sound recording when using linear PCM recorder LS-100.
    • *Supports Olympus’s linear PCM recorder LS-100.
  • Slate Tone generation function was added.
    • *Supports Olympus’s linear PCM recorder LS-100.

Major improvements to operability, 7 items

  • Movie picture mode Flat was added.
  • Movie setting function was added.
    • Movie Noise Filter
    • Movie picture mode
  • MF clutch/Snapshot Focus can be disabled.
    • *Please also update supported lenses to the latest firmware.
  • Expand LV Dyn. Range was changed to S-OVF.
  • S-OVF was added to button functions.
  • S-OVF was added to Multi Function.
  • Supports Windows 10.

All firmware updates include the following items.

Supports OI.Share, 1 item

  • Supports OI.Share Ver.2.6.
    • * Live composite shooting with O.I.Share is now possible.

Supports OLYMPUS Capture, 1 item

  • Supports OLYMPUS Capture Ver.1.1.

Download Olympus E-M1 Firmware V4.0 and E-M5II Firmware V2.0 via Digital Camera Updater

You can download the newest firmware to your camera above and follow the steps here.