OM-D E-M1 Gets New Features Via Firmware Update



The Olympus OM-D E-M1

The silver edition of the Olympus OM-D E-M1

In the run up to photokina, not only has Olympus announced a silver version of the OM-D E-M1, it has also announced a firmware update for the camera that adds a bunch of new features.

The firmware 2.0 update will be made available for owners on the 16th of September. With this firmware update, the camera can now do tethered shooting over USB, something that was criticised at the time of the camera’s launch. It also has new features like on-camera Digital Shift to rectify distortion, a Live Composite feature for long exposures, two new Art filters and the option of activating the self-timer from a paired smartphone for interval or sequential shooting.

It is welcome to see companies using firmware updates to actually add functionality to a camera, and not just to rectify bugs. Fujifilm has been adding new features to its older X-series cameras in a similar way since the past couple of years, and it is great to see Olympus doing the same.

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