Olympus E-M1 and 12-40mm f/2.8 Image Leaks Out

Olympus E-M1

More leaks for the upcoming Olympus E-M1…

This time we a treated with an overhead view of the E-M1 with the 12-40mm f/2.8 lens attached.  Although, this is not part of the official Olympus teaser.

The 12-40mm f/2.8 lens will result in an effective zoom range of 24-80mm thanks to the 2x crop from the Micro Four Thirds sensor.

The Olympus E-M1 is rumored to be priced at $1500, which is $500 more than the Olympus E-M5 body. [Read more...]

Olympus Teases New E-M1 Mirrorless Camera

Olympus-E-M1-camera-teaser

Olympus has launched a teaser campaign for the upcoming E-M1 Micro Four Thirds camera that has been rumored for some time now.

The new teaser is viewable on Olympus’ website with the subtitle: Coming soon. A camera as revolutionary as you are.

An additional teaser:

Olympus-E-M1-camera-teaser-2

Of course, full images of the camera have already made their way online that show off what the camera hidden under Olympus’ teaser look like. [Read more...]

Olympus PEN E-PL5 and PEN E-PM2 Firmware Updates

Olympus E-PL5

Olympus has issued firmware updates for the PEN E-PL5 and PEN E-PM2. The new firmware provides the following improvements:

  1. Improved stability of touch panel operation during playback
  2.  Support for new VF-4 electronic viewfinder (automatic display switching by the VF-4 eye sensor is not supported)

Additionally, support for the new VF-4 EVF has been added to firmware updates for the following Olympus cameras: OM-D E-M5, PEN E-P2, E-P3, E-PL1, E-PL2, E-PL3, E-PM1 and XZ-2.

There are two options for updating the firmware:

  1. Launch the included Olympus camera software and connect the camera via USB cable to an internet connected computer. Choose the Update function from the Camera menu in the software to apply available updates for camera bodies, lenses and accessories.
  2. Download the software updater from the following link: http://www.olympusamerica.com/cpg_section/cpg_downloads_updater.asp and follow the installer instructions.

With each method, users can choose to display information related to what the update will apply, prior to performing the update.