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Olympus issues firmware v1.1 for PEN E-P3, fixing minor bugs

By dpreview staff on Oct 25, 2011 at 19:57 GMT

Olympus has updated the firmware for its range-topping PEN E-P3 mirrorless camera. Firmware v1.1 corrects a bug that stopped the buttons working if the touch screen was contacted when an optional electronic viewfinder is used. It also corrects the fault by which the AF points were not shown when the camera is used with an Eye-Fi card. Users must download the Olympus Digital Camera Updater software to apply the update.

Click here to visit to Olympus US firmware update page

Manufacturer description:

E-P3 Firmware Update version 1.1

This firmware update resolves the following issues:

  • Button controls do not work when the touch screen monitor is touched while using an optional electronic viewfinder.
  • The AF targets are not displayed while using an optional Eye-Fi memory card.
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Total comments: 12
tobias2003
By tobias2003 (Oct 26, 2011)

1.03 is the version of the updater, not the version of the Firmware!! That is all correct.

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Richt2000
By Richt2000 (Oct 25, 2011)

What I want fixed is the ability to use touch screen focus point and still see the histogram. Big flaw in my opinion having to keep pressing 'ok'

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Kinematic Digit
By Kinematic Digit (Oct 25, 2011)

No Macintosh driver.... hopefully that will be coming along soon.

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Fleabag
By Fleabag (Oct 25, 2011)

What do you mean no mac driver? D/L the Olympus camera updater for the mac. Works fine. If of course you mean you can't update it from a mac.

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anthony semone
By anthony semone (Oct 25, 2011)

well, when I hit the Oly site, there is nothing listed after clicking on Mac

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Fleabag
By Fleabag (Oct 25, 2011)

Right here http://www.olympusamerica.com/cpg_section/cpg_downloads_updater.asp

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anthony semone
By anthony semone (Oct 25, 2011)

thanks for the url. I get 1.03, not 1.1

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coughing bean
By coughing bean (Oct 25, 2011)

My guess is the updater is not updated with the 1.1 just like the Oly web site don't have the driver. Might take some time for Oly to get it up

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Kinematic Digit
By Kinematic Digit (Oct 26, 2011)

Turns out you can do it through the Olympus Viewer 2 software. Just plug in your camera, make sure your battery is charged and choose the update camera option. Nice to not have the touch screen affected by my nose with the viewfinder now.

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coughing bean
By coughing bean (Oct 26, 2011)

after downloading the updater, my iMac can't even detect my e-p3... ;0(

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anthony semone
By anthony semone (Oct 26, 2011)

I just used Viewer 2 software as suggested by KD - worked perfectly :)

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Greentrees
By Greentrees (Oct 28, 2011)

Me too just connected the cam to mac book pro and used the olympus vw 2 software update software 5 mins later im done thanks for the tip.
now my controls work correctly with the viewfinder
that was really a nuisance thanks again N

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Total comments: 12