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Olympus Yanks OM-D E-M5 1.2 Firmware

Discussion in 'Micro 4/3 News and Rumors' started by dhazeghi, Jul 27, 2012.

  1. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    Dara
    Via DCWatch (Japan), it looks like Olympus has decided to suspend the v1.2 firmware update. From their press release (Google translation), it looks like those who have already updated should be okay.

    DH
     
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  2. MrKal_El

    MrKal_El Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 24, 2011
    Why would we be OK if they pulled it? Unless it is the delivery issues some are having...
     
  3. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    Dara
    I would presume the issue is with the installation process, but the only information they've given is what's in the press release...

    Personally I've avoided updating to 1.2.

    DH
     
  4. YantaYo

    YantaYo Mu-43 Regular

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    I tend to let other users "Beta" test the release before upgrading. If I do not have the problem or use the feature the software patch fixes I do not upgrade.
     
  5. metalmania

    metalmania Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jul 19, 2012
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    I didn't update. Well that update didn't have anything exciting anyway.
     
  6. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    I think I'd be a bit nervous if I had already upgraded - hopefully it was just the delivery issue and folks using it won't be in for real problems. :frown:
     
  7. rameshsa

    rameshsa Mu-43 Rookie

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    May 18, 2012
    I had problems updating using a MAC. However when connected to a windows pc there was no problem. Probably they are addressing the issue of mac users
     
  8. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    Dara
    I doubt it. Most of the reports of bricked cameras came from Windows users... Seems to have been a cross-platform issue.

    DH
     
  9. D@ne

    D@ne Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Feb 23, 2012
    Toronto
    My update went fine....same as any other update.
     
  10. danska

    danska Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    May 21, 2012
    Portland, OR
    Joe
    Mine came with 1.2 loaded already (new). Guess there is nothing to be worried about.
     
  11. riverr02

    riverr02 Mu-43 Veteran

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    May 2, 2011
    New York
    Rafael
    Same here, and I updated it on a Mac. Thus far no problems.
     
  12. newbert

    newbert Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jul 22, 2012
    Glens Falls, NY
    That's my policy nowadays too. "If it ain't broke (for me) then (I) don't fix it."

    Agreed.
     
  13. cmpatti

    cmpatti Mu-43 Veteran

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    May 8, 2011
    Berkeley, CA
    I had been having issues with recovery from sleep mode, so the update was very important to me. It went smoothly, but I followed the instructions to the letter (after a bad experience with the 1.1 firmware update). Been working very well since.
     
  14. jeffryscott

    jeffryscott Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jul 2, 2010
    Arizona
    Mine got bricked updating to 1.2 - it is on its way to Olympus. Wish I had waited:frown:
     
  15. Mikefellh

    Mikefellh Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jun 7, 2012
    Toronto, Canada
    It would be nice if Oly would change the way they do firmware upgrades, except they'd still have to do an upgrade one more time the old way in order to install that new code to do so!
     
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  16. Ross the fiddler

    Ross the fiddler Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    One British guy is having problems using his FL50 (not R version) on his E-M5 now that it has the update with v1.2 It might be a flash problem, but then, maybe not.

    Can someone who has the v1.2 & an FL50 try it & report it to us please.
     
  17. demiro

    demiro Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Nov 7, 2010
    I'm still running 1.0; not sure I want to roll the dice, though I do have the sleep mode issue as well. I guess I'll wait until 1.2 is back.
     
  18. Mikefellh

    Mikefellh Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jun 7, 2012
    Toronto, Canada
    It won't be 1.2...will be numbered differently since 1.2 had issues, otherwise people will think it's the same troublesome firmware.
     
  19. Dave in Wales

    Dave in Wales Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 5, 2011
    West Wales
    From the press release :smile:

    In addition, you can use with confidence to our customers Ver.1.2 update has successfully completed already, so no problem.

    That's nice to know, though I don't think I'll be so quick to update next time.
     
  20. Dave in Wales

    Dave in Wales Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 5, 2011
    West Wales
    Is it troublesome software, I don't think so, just the installation of it.