Firmware 1.2 for E-PL5 and E-PM2

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by Art, Jan 26, 2014.

  1. Art

    Art Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 13, 2011
    San Francisco, CA
    Has anybody upgraded the firmware? Olympus claims "Stability of touch panel operation during playback was improved". Not sure what was wrong with the touch panel in the first place. Those who upgraded, did you notice any difference at all?
  2. tjdean01

    tjdean01 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 20, 2013
    Me too, I'd be interested in hearing about this.
  3. HarryS

    HarryS Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 23, 2012
    Midwest, USA
    I installed FW 1.2 onto my refurbished EPL5 right after it was shipped to me last October. So I can't say if it's any better.

    In recent history, I remember that FW 1.2 for the EM5 had bugs and had to be suspended, but that was known within a month of release. The EPL5 update is seven months old now, so it should be safe.
  4. Dayam

    Dayam Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 15, 2014
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    How do you check if there's a firmware update?

    I just checked my E-PL6 and it's still using firmware v1.0.

    Sent from my HTC One X using Tapatalk
  5. demiro

    demiro Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 7, 2010
    Some E-PM2s and E-PL5s have overly sensitive rear wheels, which are especially problematic when viewing saved pics on your camera. I think that is what Art is referencing relative to the 1.2 firmware.

    Having said that, I experienced an E-PM2 with that issue which had 1.2 installed. Oly took it back under warranty, so it doesn't seem like the firmware is an automatic fix.

    Dayam, you can check firmware here: