Olympus has released a new firmware update for the OM-D E-M1 camera, as well as the first firmware update for the newer and lower-end OM-D E-M10 shooter.
The current top mirrorless camera of the OM-D series is the Olympus E-M1. It was launched in September 2013 with several exciting features such as on-sensor Phase Detection AF and a 16-megapixel image sensor without an anti-aliasing filter.
The device has been constantly updated with the firmware update version 1.3 having been released at the end of March 2014. Now, the Olympus E-M1 firmware update 1.4 is available for download in order to improve certain aspects of the Micro Four Thirds camera.
On the other hand, the Olympus OM-D E-M10 is a low-end mirrorless camera sitting beneath the OM-D E-M5. It was unveiled in late January 2014 for beginner photographers. The changelog of firmware version 1.1 is not very extensive and it includes merely two changes when compared to the original firmware.
Olympus OM-D E-M1 firmware update 1.4 changelog
Olympus has announced that firmware version 1.4 is adding improved autofocus response when attaching Four Thirds lenses to the E-M1.
The high-end camera is also better at stabilizing the shots when being used in continuous autofocus mode, which is something that sports photographers will appreciate.
Furthermore, the OM-D E-M1 can be controlled in a better way using the Olympus Image Share app on iOS and Android smartphones and tablets.
According to the company, the Art Filter mode, self-timer, zooming with electronic-zoom optics, teleconverters, and cable remote mode should all perform in a superior manner than before.
Olympus OM-D E-M10 firmware update 1.1 changelog
As for the Olympus E-M10 firmware update 1.1, it comes packed with an enhanced image stabilization system when recording videos.
Additionally, the low-end E-M10 sports the 0-second setting in Anti-Shock mode. This is a similar feature to the one added to the E-M1 in firmware version 1.3. When the shutter speed is under 1/320th of a second, the first shutter curtain is electronic, reducing the blur which is usually caused by the mechanical shutter in these shooting conditions.
Both firmware updates can be downloaded from Olympus’ OM-D product support page, which will let you know how to install the new firmware via the Digital Camera Updater.