Olympus has today posted firmware version 1.3 for the FourThirds DSLR the E-300. The update provideds enhanced exposure metering stability, adds a button timer, two new underwater scene programmes and changes the start-up process for future lenses.

Click here to download xxx firmware update version 1.3 (Windows and Mac)

Press release:

Providing even more performance

Olympus announces version 1.3 firmware update for the E-300

London, 19th July 2005 - Olympus has a well founded reputation for revolutionising the design and construction of cameras, most recently with the design and introduction of their E-system range. The fully digital SLR cameras are based on the TIPA Award-winning FourThirds Standard and have set new standards in SLR photography.

As more and more photographers embrace Digital SLRs the Olympus E-300 has proved to be one of the most popular models. Olympus is not only committed to delivering the highest levels of product innovation but also stands faithfully behind its customers with after sales service that’s second to none. To this end a new firmware update (version 1.3) is now available for the E-300.

What has been changed?

  • Enhanced exposure metering stability: To provide even more precise readings and give photographers more control over their compositions, the stability of Digital ESP and Centre-Weighted-Average metering has been improved.
  • Button Timer: Photographers can now set the time period for how long a modified setting remains active until it reverts to the basic setting of the mode currently in use. This customised interval setting option lets users tailor the camera better to their specific requirements.
  • Two new underwater scene programmes: Together with the PT-E01 underwater case and ports for the Olympus E-300, plus the wide range of accessories, photographers can now fully explore beneath the water’s surface. Two new scene programmes, Underwater Macro and Underwater Wide, have been specifically created for underwater photography.
  • Changed start-up process for future lenses: Looking to the future, the start-up process has been changed to support interchangeable lenses that will be released as the E-System range continues to grow.

To download the update simply open your Olympus Master software, connect your camera via USB to the computer and log onto the internet. Choose the Update Camera function from the Online Service menu and the update will be initiated immediately.