Olympus has released firmware updates for its OM-D E-M1 mirrorless camera, XZ-2 enthusiast compact, and 12-50mm F3.5-6.3 lens. Version 1.1 for the E-M1 promises improved autofocus and image stabilisation operation, and better image quality in Live Bulb mode. Meanwhile version 1.3 for the XZ-2 should improve autofocus in low light, and the 12-50mm lens should work better when using electronic zoom on Panasonic cameras.

Both camera and lens firmware can be updated using Olympus's Digital Camera Updater:


Panasonic camera owners wishing to update the 12-50mm firmware can download it from this page:


Improvements following the firmware updates are as follows:

OM-D E-M1 Version 1.1

• Live Bulb image quality while noise reduction is on has been improved
• Improved AF operation
• Image stabilisation in sports, children mode and C-AF has been improved
• Chromatic aberration caused by LUMIX G VARIO 14-140mm 1:3.5-5.6 ASPH/POWER O.I.S (H-FS14140)

XZ-2 Version 1.3

• Improved AF performance when single target in low light situation is used

M.ZUIKO 12-50mm 1:3.5-5.6 EZ lens

• Improved stability after using electronic zoom in combination with Panasonic cameras