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Olympus releases firmware v1.1 update for OM-D E-M5

By dpreview staff on Apr 18, 2012 at 18:55 GMT
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Olympus has issued a firmware update for the OM-D E-M5, fixing a few minor issues. Operation with SDXC cards larger than 48Gb is now more stable and the display of the focal length for powerzoom lenses has been improved. The v1.1 update is available for installation immediately via the Olympus Digital Camera Updater.

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PILUIS
By PILUIS (Jun 5, 2012)

Poor video compression look at this page.

https://vimeo.com/42262621

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SergeyMS
By SergeyMS (Apr 21, 2012)

I like this camera very much, Olympus was my first serious camera (it was film camera). Weight and size are perfect, and focus speed almost like big SLRs. Menu and DR controls are weak, but I recognized that I chose it every time then going to street. This camera is very good competitor to the brilliant Fuji X-10.

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JMichaelsPhoto
By JMichaelsPhoto (Apr 21, 2012)

I'm itching to own this camera. But I'm going to wait until all the bugs get worked out before I do. Never buy the first of anything.

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thewhitehawk
By thewhitehawk (Apr 19, 2012)

I guess the proper response to some of the comments is:

"Damned if I do, damned if I don't."

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jtan163
By jtan163 (Apr 19, 2012)

Dear Edtors/Webmaster,

Will there ever be a full review of OMD E5?
Oh a full review on the XPro1 would be nice too.

Please?

Thanks

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snapshotist
By snapshotist (Apr 19, 2012)

May be some review embargo with Olympus that prevents them from posting the full review until a certain period of time after the launch.

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jtan163
By jtan163 (Apr 20, 2012)

I guess it's possible, but it would seem like a weird thing to embargo after launch.

Some people might be less inclined to buy without a reveiw from their favourite site.
And then they might end up buying the Xpro1 - umm... I mean another camera.
;-)

Seriously this is I think a fairly anticipated camera and I'm surprised it is taking this long to get a review up.
Still in my cae I'm not going to buy for a month or two, so I can wait. I just don't want to.

I'd love to see the E5 ad the XPro1 reviewed side by side.
I sooo like the idea of the no AA filter APS-C sensor in the XPro1.

However I think I'll end up the the OM-D E5 over the Fuji, the Fuji is too expensive, big (I think) and quirky, and MFT has a lot more lenses.

A good review of both would really help though.
:-)

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snapshotist
By snapshotist (Apr 21, 2012)

I completely agree with you. I would love to have a review of this camera that I'm highly anticipating and I'm not going to buy it without seeing some real opinions on it. An embargo would mean Olympus has to wait longer to get my money. :)

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whawha
By whawha (Apr 21, 2012)

Likewise, I'm pretty set on ordering the black body with the 17mm pancake but I would really like to read the review before - DPR, please get on with it! :)

Comment edited 48 seconds after posting
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Photog74
By Photog74 (Apr 19, 2012)

Confusion reigns. A few weeks ago, Olympus did indeed issue a firmware update that improves operational stability with SDXC memory cards larger than 48GB but that's for the E-5 dSLR and a range of PEN series mirrorless cameras. The new update for the OM-D does something entirely different according to the Olympus website here: http://www.olympus.co.jp/en/support/imsg/digicamera/download/software/firm/e1/#omd

If you click on the link underneath the heading "Description" a window pops up with this information:

Firmware Update for OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
[ E-M5 ]
- Issue of updates stopping while updating firmware has been resolved.
- Image stabilizer function when using the following lenses has been modified.
- ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 8mm F3.5 Fisheye
- ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 18-180mm F3.5-6.3
- LEICA D VARIO-ELMAR 14-150mm

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GirinoFumetto
By GirinoFumetto (Apr 19, 2012)

I read in a post "How can Olympus issue a firmware update for a camera that isn't yet available in the shops?". I think that a camera has to move in the spacetime to navigate from the manufacturer to the customer and Olympus doesn't use quantum teleportation, too expensive.

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m43nutzer
By m43nutzer (Apr 19, 2012)

Preordered the camera two weeks ago and got it today. My dealer was also surprised they received the first batch that early. So Olympus is indeed shipping the OM-D right now- at least in Germany :)

But i can't tell the difference between the FW versions. Upgrading the body and lens was the first thing i did after unpacking. Everything works fine so far.

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Sergey Borachev
By Sergey Borachev (Apr 19, 2012)

There is also a firmware update for the 12-50mm kit lens of the E-M5.

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dkadc
By dkadc (Apr 18, 2012)

Hey! Check out all the idiots whining about an update being available before their camera arrives!

They must think the software engineers stop working the day the product ships to the first customer.

They must think every software flaw is known and fixed before the first camera is shipped, and version 1.0 is all anyone will ever need.

Maybe they want Olympus to delay software updates until everyone who pre-ordered an OM-D gets one.

Maybe they think Olympus shouldn't have shipped a single OM-D until Oly built enough of them to fill every pre-order in the world.

Whining crybabies...

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Ollie 2
By Ollie 2 (Apr 19, 2012)

LOL!

Thanks for posting precisely what I was thinking.

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RStyga
By RStyga (Apr 18, 2012)

The camera has been shipped (irrespective of not being readily available everywhere) so a recall to incorporate the new FW is not feasible. That's why, I believe, Olympus is issuing the new FW. Some people need to get a life instead of criticising every single thing they read. OM-D E-M5 is an exciting product and many Olympus users expect very good value out of it. The lens line up is a valid, i think, concern but let's wait a little bit more..

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SheikYerbouti
By SheikYerbouti (Apr 18, 2012)

How can Olympus issue a firmware update for a camera that isn't yet available in the shops? Even Amazon US say on their website ...

This item has not yet been released.

... so, what good is such an "update"? Who benefits from it other than Olympus themselves, grabbing the headlines?

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Revenant
By Revenant (Apr 19, 2012)

It has been released, just not where you live. There are people in the forums happily posting pics taken with their new E-M5's, if you haven't noticed.

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thx1138
By thx1138 (Apr 18, 2012)

Can't even buy the camera and they are releasing firmware updates. Need to get their priorities sorted first.

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Crimguy
By Crimguy (Apr 18, 2012)

Hi hope the two people who actually got delivery of their E-M5 can tell us about how well the new firmware works.

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Streetsmart
By Streetsmart (Apr 18, 2012)

They don't even have the E-M5 I pre-ordered months ago in stock
But hey it already has a firmware update how great !!!

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Don Wiss
By Don Wiss (Apr 18, 2012)

I hope the camera is available before the rebate expires on May 31st.

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david ngeow
By david ngeow (Apr 19, 2012)

i already get my preorder camere dude. =.="

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Cy Cheze
By Cy Cheze (Apr 18, 2012)

How many early testers or buyers where using big SDXC cards? What was the matter with the focal length display? Did Wong roar "Wrong!"?

If the firmware improved the tracking autofocus, that might have been worth a roar (of approval).

Was DPR waiting for the firmware to complete its review? Maybe the 5D Miii or D800 reviews will appear first.

Anyway, opinons about the OM-D E-M5 may all boil down to how the observers feel about the little pyramid. Like automobile grillwork, cup holders, or hood ornaments, they afect tastes more than what's under the hood.

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Sean Nelson
By Sean Nelson (Apr 18, 2012)

"Operation with SDXC cards larger than 48GB is now MORE stable..."?

That doesn't sound as reassuring as I'd hope.

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OneGuy
By OneGuy (Apr 18, 2012)

Yeah, why cannot we get the battery holder free with pre-order from Amazon?

And I thought that would be the benefit of joining this forum ...........

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magaera
By magaera (Apr 19, 2012)

You can. Contact Amazon UK

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olympu5
By olympu5 (Apr 18, 2012)

Cant wait the review of my next camera :)

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Donnie G
By Donnie G (Apr 18, 2012)

That was suppose to be my line.

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smallcams
By smallcams (Apr 18, 2012)

And no review.

I don't care, but I know some do.

Comment edited 2 minutes after posting
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mpgxsvcd
By mpgxsvcd (Apr 18, 2012)

Give them a break. There are other cameras people want reviewed as well. I am sure they will do an excellent job as always with this review and I bet it will be out sooner rather than later.

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Barney Britton
By Barney Britton (Apr 18, 2012)

It will be.

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Campbell 700
By Campbell 700 (Apr 18, 2012)

Barney,

Any chance of reviews for the V1 and Q1 as well?

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bcalkins
By bcalkins (Apr 18, 2012)

This V1 review?

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/nikonv1j1/

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JadedGamer
By JadedGamer (Apr 18, 2012)

I come to DPReview because I know they take their sweet time doing reviews, instead of the "throw something together from the press release and take some snaps" style review sites out there. No rush.

9 upvotes
Richard Butler
By Richard Butler (Apr 18, 2012)

We've been working hard on the E-M5 review (alongside the D800, 5D III, X-Pro 1...), it's not far from being finished, but we couldn't have done it sooner.

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reflected_light
By reflected_light (Apr 18, 2012)

We got 2 in this morning. One is already gone. Haven't done the fw update on either. Maybe will have time tomorrow...

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highwave
By highwave (Apr 19, 2012)

Bravo Dpreview Team,

Now you got us all hooked. OM-D, D800, 5D III, and X-Pro 1.

Can't wait to read your reviews and I'm so happy you're prioritizing the reviews of these specific cameras everyone lusts for.

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Sixpm
By Sixpm (Apr 19, 2012)

I got my OM-D two weeks ago and the file on my SD card somehow got corrupted after I used it on my MacBook Air to edit some RAW images and by the time I place the card back into the camera all the files were gone! I hope this is not a bug in the camera FW, I've been using all sorts of digicams and this is the first time this has happened to me. Maybe Olympus 'know' something and announce this upgrade fix.

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Sixpm
By Sixpm (Apr 19, 2012)

Saying that, I do love the handling and construction of my new OM-D camera over the NEX-7, both offer similar quality upto 24" x 36" and at ISO below 1600, the NEX-7 has alight edge over OM-D, but at higher ISO the OM-D is better in noise.

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YTreePhotography
By YTreePhotography (Jun 3, 2012)

Having lock up problems with my e-m5, but getting great images when it works. Handling low light situations even with slower lenses blows away my e-410 (which wasn't hard to do anyway). The locking up is leaving me frustrated though, and it makes it very difficult to enjoy my photography.

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