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Olympus OM-D E-M1 Firmware Update V3.1 Coming on June 16

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Olympus will release a new firmware update version 3.1 for the OM-D E-M1 mirrorless camera. The new firmware update V3.1 will be available on June 16, 2015.

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.

Version 3.1 adds an Underwater Picture Mode with control for white balance, exposure and flash compensation, aperture and shutter speed. Also in this update is the addition of Live Boost II. This was previously announced on the E-M5 Mark II and is now available for the E-M1.


Key Features of OM-D E-M1 Firmware Version 3.1

  • LV Boost II: assists vision in starscape photography.
    • LV Boost II which lets you display the Live View five EV steps brighter than the current LV Boost I, making it much easier to compose shots and confirm focus of darker scenes such as starscapes.
  • Underwater Picture Mode: provides vivid colours and beautiful reproduction of blues for underwater photography.

In addition, Underwater Picture Mode has been added, which, when combined with Underwater White Balance, adjusts settings for perfect underwater shots no matter what PASM shooting mode you are in.

via Olympus Japan