New firmware updates for the Olympus E-M1 Mark II and Pen-F cameras coming on February 28th


On February 28th Olympus will release a new firmware update version 2.00 for the Olympus EM-1 Mark II mirrorless MFT camera (currently $1,699 after $300 rebate). Here is the list of new features/fixes:

New art filter [Bleach Bypass] has been added.
Possible to use focus stacking photography with “M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-100mm F4.0 IS PRO”.
Small targets have been added to AF target mode.
Possible to set a maximum of 35 pre-shutter frames for Pro Capture shooting.
Display has been improved to show that Pro Capture shooting is recording.
“Flicker Scan” has been added so it is possible to reduce flickering by fine adjustment of shutter speed while looking at the live view when using electronic shutter.
Fisheye compensation photography has been added for use of M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 8mm F1.8 Fisheye PRO. You can view the effects in live view while shooting images.
Possible to set zoom ratio during playback. Also, added pixel equivalence display to zoom ratio.
Pro Capture shooting is available for additional lenses.
Display of remaining battery power has been improved.
Response when assigning AF to AEL/AFL button has been improved.
Stability of camera operation when using OLYMPUS Capture has been improved.
Stability of image stabilizer operation when shooting video has been improved

Via 43addict


Update - 43addict also reports that a new firmware update version 3.0 for the Olympus Pen-F camera ($1,199) will be announced on the same date (February 28th) with:

  • New Bleach Bypass filter
  • Ability to adjust shading effects
  • With the Olympus Digital Camera Updater, you can now save your monochrome profiles on the camera
  • Fixed AF issue with Leica 200mm lens
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