“Hidden Information” in the E-M5

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“Hidden Information” in the E-M5
Jul 17, 2012

The following procedure is from here: http://www.biofos.com/cornucop/hidden.html Scroll down to “Section 2”

• PROCEDURE: TO ACCESS THE HIDDEN CODES/INFORMATION . . .

1. With a charged battery installed hold down the MENU button while switching on the camera.

2. When the LCD lights release the MENU button and immediately press it again, once.
3. In the menu go to SPANNER WRENCH (line 5 OR 6) and press RIGHT.
4. Press DOWN until you are at the LCD brightness screen (line 3).

5. Enter the brightness screen (shows twin adjusters) by pressing RIGHT and then press INFO and OK sequentially.

6. You will see on the LCD 'OLYMPUS' followed by the designation of your camera (eg E-M5).
7. Press in sequence UP, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT, SHUTTER BUTTON and UP for screen 1.

8. You are now in the hidden information screens: RIGHT = screen 2, DOWN = screen 3, LEFT = screen 4.
9. When you have your information simply switch off the camera.

PAGE 1: THESE MAY RELATE TO FIRMWARE VERSIONS FOR VARIOUS CONTROLLER BOARDS IN THE CAMERA.
• B
• U
• C
• A
• L
• F
• M

PAGE 2:
• R: Shutter RELEASES (number of)
• S: FLASH fires (number of)
• C: ?

• U: USF (Ultra Sonic Filter) number of times it is driven by user and by automatic control of the camera is counted.
• V: ?
• B: Number of shots taken with IBIS switched 'ON'
• L: ?

PAGE 3:

• CS: Serial Number; this should match the serial number on the bottom of the camera body.
• MCS: Main CPU Serial Number, Model No, Year and Month of manufacture.
• CSD: (From E-PL1 onwards) Relevance unknown.

The first four digits of the MCS number are the model code of the camera and the next three digits relate to the year and month of manufacture:-

PAGE 4:
• D: Damage Codes

Paul
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