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New Firmware for Olympus Mirrorless Cameras
By Joseph Tepper, March 1, 2018 @ 12:02 PM (EST)

Olympus has dropped what they are calling a “powerful new firmware” for several of their mirrorless cameras. The firmware applies to the OM-D E-M1 Mark II, OM-D E-M5 Mark II, and the PEN-F. 

So, what exactly is included in this powerful firmware? Well, there’s a lot for topside shooters, but not so much for underwater photographers. The big change comes with improved “Pro Capture Mode” functionality. Now you can rattle off up to 35 images in a row without lag by half pressing the shutter. An icon will now appear in the display when this mode is activated.

More useful for underwater photographers – especially macro shooters – is the addition of a single point (1-point) in AF. Olympus is calling this feature “Small AF Target” and will be helpful for bullseyeing very small subjects in the frame.

The firmware also extends support to more M.Zuiko lenses, adds focus stacking, and offers 100-percent enlargement when reviewing images. You can learn more about the firmware on the Olympus support page



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