E-M5 Firmware update... V 2.0 today..

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Christophotog
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E-M5 Firmware update... V 2.0 today..
Jan 29, 2014

Just updated my E-M5 to V 2.0 which was released today.

Small A/F point was added which shows a 5 x 7 matrix of small focus points.

LOW ISO extension also added.

Those were the release note items and there is no sign of other unannounced additions that I can see (yet).

Cheers,

Chris

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Wow, I thought you were making fun of us, i had to double check!
This is fantastic news! Bravo Olympus, nice move!

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Re: E-M5 Firmware update... V 2.0 today..
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The release notes can be found here.

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Christophotog wrote:

Just updated my E-M5 to V 2.0 which was released today.

Small A/F point was added which shows a 5 x 7 matrix of small focus points.

LOW ISO extension also added.

Those were the release note items and there is no sign of other unannounced additions that I can see (yet).

Cheers,

Chris

Can you test the AVCHD codec please?

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To select the small target via SCP:
-bring  up the SCP
-highlight the focus box and press OK
-press INFO.

Now you can use either the rearmost dial or up/down arrow buttons to cycle thru the focus box choices. The left/right arrows or frontmost dial cycle thru face detect modes.

OK. I selected small target box and get it when it locks focus. But I use touch screen to position the focus box, I get the big target box. Anyone care to explain?

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Christophotog wrote:

Just updated my E-M5 to V 2.0 which was released today.

can you provide the link to the firmware download page?  Thanks.

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Christophotog wrote:

Just updated my E-M5 to V 2.0 which was released today.

can you provide the link to the firmware download page? Thanks.

With Olympus you update the firmware through Olympus firmware update application on the PC.

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That's a very good news! I hope it's the premice of a change in Olympus FW updates policy, and that they will follow Fuji's!

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Re: E-M5 Firmware update... V 2.0 today..
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Mark Rosen wrote:

Christophotog wrote:

Just updated my E-M5 to V 2.0 which was released today.

can you provide the link to the firmware download page? Thanks.

There is no firmware download page as such.. the firmware is downloaded by the updater which is built into OV3 or the old Olympus updater if you have OV2. But the release notes are available at the link in one of the earlier reply posts above.

Cheers,

CJ

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Whoah! Fantastic news

With access to lower ISO, does this mean we can also expect a slightly higher dynamic range?

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EM5 uses AVC h.264 AKA AVCHD

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That's a very good news! I hope it's the premice of a change in Olympus FW updates policy, and that they will follow Fuji's!

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Yes, lets hope so. It would be nice to hear the why of it from Olympus.

The other thought I had was that maybe it means the E-M5 replacement is not due for a while. It would then makes sense for Olympus to beef up the existing E-M5 via firmware.

What ever the reason, these are very nice additions.

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Still no focus peaking?

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Re: E-M5 Firmware update... V 2.0 today..
In reply to Christophotog, Jan 29, 2014

Christophotog wrote:

Just updated my E-M5 to V 2.0 which was released today.

Small A/F point was added which shows a 5 x 7 matrix of small focus points.

LOW ISO extension also added.

Those were the release note items and there is no sign of other unannounced additions that I can see (yet).

Cheers,

Chris

These are good features.

I still long for a few more choices in video, not a lot, but a few more (e.g. 24p) would be great.

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Yes saw it too, installed it, great! My two biggest complaints of the E-M5 (coming from the GF1) were the size of the focus box and the lack of ISO 100.

So almost 2 years after getting the E-M5, this firmware update finally gives me those items...

Better late than never

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Christophotog wrote:

Mark Rosen wrote:

Christophotog wrote:

Just updated my E-M5 to V 2.0 which was released today.

can you provide the link to the firmware download page? Thanks.

There is no firmware download page as such.. the firmware is downloaded by the updater which is built into OV3 or the old Olympus updater if you have OV2. But the release notes are available at the link in one of the earlier reply posts above.

Cheers,

CJ

Thanks! Uploaded successfully! These features enhance the EM-5 tremendously!

Mark

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The base iso of the Em-5 is 200 highest dynamic range should remain there, I believe

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By the way, my update took about 3 minutes to download, this is the point at which the EM5 screen shows the don't disconnect graphic. Then around 90 seconds for the actual update to occur and the screen change to OK. Total under 5 minutes.

And they jumped from 1,7 to 2,0.

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baxters wrote:

By the way, my update took about 3 minutes to download, this is the point at which the EM5 screen shows the don't disconnect graphic. Then around 90 seconds for the actual update to occur and the screen change to OK. Total under 5 minutes.

And they jumped from 1,7 to 2,0.

Major revision or hidden stuff done?

We'll see....

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