Olympus PEN Firmware UpdateBy
April 27, 2010 – Olympus released a new firmware update that will improve the operation of all three Olympus PEN cameras in the market to date; the E-P1, E-P2 and the newest member of the PEN family,
The firmware update includes:
- Improved camera AF performance when shooting both still and videos when using any Micro Four Thirds or Four Thirds lens. Auto Focus Lock time when shooting stills is improved by 15%. Auto Focus Tracking accuracy when shooting movies is also improved.
- Additional display functionality to the E-P2 and E-PL1 cameras when fitted with the VF-2 Electronic Viewfinder. Photographers using these combinations can now view menu and recorded images on the LCD while the VF-2 Electronic Viewfinder is in use.
- Ensures compatibility with the M. Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm F4.0-5.6 and M. Zuiko Digital ED 14-150mm F4.0-5.6 lenses. Olympus is designating these two lenses as MSC, or Movie-Still-Compatible. They are optimized for shooting high definition video with accurate and silent autofocus.
The new firmware is available now via the Olympus Digital Camera Updater.