EM-1 Firmware 2.0

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by getoutandshoot, Sep 15, 2014.

  1. getoutandshoot

    getoutandshoot Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 28, 2012
    A more final/official list of the new 2.0 firmware features is out. I found it on 43 rumors here:


    Not sure I exactly understand every item on this list, and it seemed maybe worth a new thread for general discussion.

    First I must say, even if the 4k video never happens, BRAVO Olympus for your efforts on this major firmware update! Nikon never gives me anything like this.

  2. kenez

    kenez Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 18, 2012
    Here's the press release:

    CENTER VALLEY, Pa., September 15, 2014 – The award-winning flagship Olympus OM-D E-M1®, with the world’s first 5-axis image stabilization, TruePic VII image processor and Live MOS sensor is now more iconic than ever before, with the introduction of new firmware Version 2.0, enabling tethered shooting, In-Camera Digital Shift and Live Composite, and much more, also now available in a sleek, classy silver body.

    Professional Workflow
    In response to market demand, the new Olympus OM-D E-M1, with firmware Version 2.0 is equipped with USB tethered shooting capabilities, ideal integration in the workflow for studio photographers, utilizing Olympus’ new Olympus Capture studio tethering application. The E-M1 connects to a computer via a USB cable, and the free Olympus Capture software mirrors the camera’s Live View on the computer monitor, enabling easier, stress-free collaboration and sharing with other parties involved in a photo shoot. The software also allows the photographer to operate the camera directly from the computer.

    In-Camera Digital Shift
    Using two dials, firmware Version 2.0 features in-camera Digital Shift, or Keystone Compensation, allowing you to correct the converging lines of trapezoidal distortion in Live View, without the need for a shift lens or post-processing. In combination with 5-axis Image Stabilization, Dual FAST AF and its dust, splash and freezeproof body, in-camera Digital Shift makes the Olympus OM-D E-M1 ideal for capturing images of buildings from a variety of angles, in virtually any condition.

    In-Camera Creativity
    New features, including the popular Live Composite Mode, previously introduced in the OM-D E-M10, expand the user’s creative potential. Live Composite Mode is a tool that offers previews of long exposures in Live View, a perfect tool for anyone looking to easily capture light trails when shooting a star-filled sky, or shooting fireworks in flight. Two new Art Filters, both with three types of finish, add to your creative options, with a total of 14 Art Filters. New Vintage and Partial Color, boost the potential for easy, artistic photos using on-camera effects. Vintage lends images a nostalgic charm, while Partial Color emphasizes a specific portion of the photograph, utilizing an intuitive color ring of 18 available color hues, leaving the remainder of the image black and white.

    Designed with Detail
    Inherited from the OM models of the film era, the Olympus OM-D E-M1 is now available in a strikingly beautiful silver magnesium body with classy aluminum dials and controls.

    Other New Features and Functionality
    Other features for improved performance include improved EVF display time lag. The display time lag has been reduced to 16 msec when the frame rate has been set to high speed. New Photo Story themes "Zoom In/Out" and "Layout" have been added. The addition of a hold function has also made it possible to temporarily save a photo story while shooting, and complete it, later. Live Guide makes it possible to layer on multiple effects simultaneously*. Remote shooting features in the OI.Share™ App have been further advanced, with the addition of a self-timer sequential and interval shooting, allowing for rich variations in movement and expression. A new Scene Mode “Panning” allows you to set the optimal shutter speed automatically to match the movements of an object. “Shade” Art Effect inserts bands of shading on the left and right side of the image (or top and bottom) for a sense of wideness. A new Movie Effect "Old Film" turns your videos into flickering images with noise, scratches and dust, for the vintage look of old movies shot on film.

    Firmware Upgrade Availability
    Firmware Version 2.0 is pre-installed on the Olympus OM-D E-M1 silver model. Existing OM-D E-M1 camera owners can also enjoy the features of this new firmware by upgrading their camera using Olympus Viewer software.

    U.S. Pricing and Availability
    The OM-D E-M1 in Silver will be available in September 2014.
    Estimated Street Price: $1,399.99

    Firmware Version 2.0 (pre-installed Olympus OM-D E-M1 silver body) will be available September 24, 2014 at 10:00pm ET at no cost.

    Olympus Capture Studio Tethering Application will be available September 24, 2014 at 10:00pm ET at no cost.

    For a complete list of specifications, visit the Olympus website: http://www.getolympus.com/us/en/digitalcameras/omd/e-m1.html
  3. CarlG

    CarlG Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 6, 2013
    Tampa, FL
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    Yay!!!! Official tethering abilities!! FINALLY!!!
  4. CarlG

    CarlG Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 6, 2013
    Tampa, FL
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    In-camera digital shift is awesome, too!!

    Nice job, Olympus!!
  5. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
    It seems that the upgrade will smash all custom settings except AF. ARRRGGGHHHHHH!!!!!
  6. pclewis

    pclewis Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 12, 2013
  7. jonlong

    jonlong Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 25, 2013
    This update seems really disappointing in light of all the "confirmed" rumors discussed about the update. Disregarding the 4k, which I didn't believe anyway, there was rumors of enhanced video codecs and framerates, better mic control, etc. It appears that there are no video upgrades, is that correct?

    What are people liking about the firmware upgrade?
  8. TheMightyShwa

    TheMightyShwa New to Mu-43

    Mar 25, 2014
    Peaking improvements, DOF hold, live composite, tethering! That's enough for me, video frame rate options etc would have been nice but I'm more than happy. My GF1 doesn't record in 4k either but I still love it!

    This doesn't mean I'm happy with the video as is, we all know the camera is capable of better, Olympus please give us a better codec/bitrate and some frame rate options. I couldn't give a hoot about 4k.
  9. jonlong

    jonlong Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 25, 2013
    I agree about the 4k. Don't care about it. Would REALLY like to see the mic levels when recording and be able to adjust if needed.