Firmware Gives Olympus Mirrorless Models New Skills

May 8, 2017

By Greg Scoblete

Olympus has new firmware for the  OM-D E-M1 Mark II, the E-M5 Mark II, the PEN-F and several lenses.

The firmware–version 1.2 for the E-M1 Mark II, v. 3 for the E-M5 Mark II and 2.0 for the PEN-F–is free and available now.

So what can you expect after you upgrade? Among other things, the new firmware enables these cameras to work with Profoto’s new Air Remote TTL-O.

The E-M5 Mark II gets a new “Save Settings and Mysets” so you can save camera settings on a computer. There’s also now a midtone adjustment function in the Highlight & Shadow Control tools.

The PEN-F now offers touch-to-select Art Filters while viewing the effect in real time. Users will also now be able to set the slowest shutter speed allowed before the camera raises the sensitivity in ISO AUTO.

For the E-M1 Mark II, High Res Shot and Focus Stacking Modes are now compatible with non-Olympus flashes, and AF HOME settings are saved when the camera is turned off.

New firmware (v.1.1) for the M.ZUIKO Digital ED 12-100mm f/4.0 IS PRO and for the M.ZUIKO Digital ED 300mm f/4.0 IS PRO (v.1.2) improves silent sequential shooting performance when image stabilization is active on the E-M1 Mark II. Firmware (v.1.1) for the M.ZUIKO Digital ED 12-100mm f/4.0 IS PRO improves 5-Axis Sync IS performance when using the E-M5 Mark II or the E-M1 Mark II.