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Press Release: Olympus OM-D E-M5 Firmware Update

19 April 2012

Olympus updates firmware for groundbreaking OM-D camera

World’s first 5-axis system gets even better

Olympus has released a firmware update for its revolutionary E-M5 camera launched in February. The update enhances the E-M5’s world-first 5-axis image stabilisation (IS) system in combination with three specific Four Thirds lenses: the ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 8mm 1:3.5 fisheye lens, the ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 18-180mm 1:3.5-6.3 ultra zoom lens and the LEICA D VARIO-ELMAR 14-150mm 1:3.5-5.6 wide-angle zoom lens. The update is available online now.

Two axes good, five axes phenomenal

Cutting-edge, rugged and retro, the Olympus E-M5 boasts the world’s first 5-axis image stabilisation system, a sophisticated mechanism in the camera body that eliminates blur altogether. It compensates for vertical, horizontal and rotational camera shake around the optical axis, in addition to the usual pitch and yaw. The 5-axis IS is especially effective with telephoto shots, macros and long exposures, taking effect before you fully depress the shutter button to give you crisp view of your subject in the electronic viewfinder system (EVF) and make it easier to frame. The EVF is another groundbreaking E-M5 feature. It lets you experiment with effects even before you capture them, giving you virtually unlimited control.

Download instructions

Users can download the firmware update (Version 1.1) from the Olympus customer support website and the E-M5 homepage. They should first make sure they have the latest version of the Digital Camera Updater software (Version 1.03 or higher for Windows PCs, Version 1.04 or higher on a Mac). Bugs that caused the update procedure to stop have been solved.

 

Olympus Digital Camera Updater

 

Mini News

22 November 2012: Sigma 18-250mm now available in Sony's A-Mount

Sigma Imaging UK Ltd has announced that the 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC Macro HSM lens is now available at a suggested retail price of £499.99. Sigma's APO Macro 180mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM lens will shortly be available in Sony's A-Mount for a suggested retail price of £1499.99.

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17 October 2012: Firmware update for Sony NEX 7 v1.01

Sony NEX firmware update provides the following;

  • Addition of capability to enable or disable the MOVIE button
  • Addition of exposure settings of bracket shooting (three frames /1.0EV,2.0EV, 3.0EV)
  • Improvement of response for showing auto review image.
  • Improvement of image quality when using a wide angle lens
  • Improvement of indication when setting “Flexible Spot”.

Visit the link: http://www.sony.co.uk/support/en/product/NEX-7/updates

Firmware updates are also available for the a77, a65, and a57.

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15 October 2012: Purchase Sigma's 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM ultra wide angle lens and claim FREE 77mm UV DG filter

From Monday 15th October 2012, Sigma Imaging UK Ltd are introducing a short term special offer that enables anyone who purchases Sigma’s multi-award winning 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM ultra-wide angle lens to claim a FREE Sigma 77mm UV DG filter worth over £60!

A Sigma Ultra Violet filter is the perfect accessory to protect your lens from damage to the front element. Sigma’s DG filters benefit from a special multi-layer lens coating, developed to counteract the highly reflective characteristic of image sensors.

Terms and Conditions apply. Visit www.sigma-imaging-uk.com or ask your local photographic retailer for more details of this offer and how to claim your FREE Sigma 77mm UV DG filter.