Triple new Olympus firmware for the E-5, E-PL2 and XZ-1


Olympus just released the new firmware 1.1 for three cameras! Thise are the chnages for each camera:

E-5: Resolved issue of the LCD monitor color compensation being reset.
E-PL2: Changed default setting of Image Stabilizer (IS) to “On” when converter lens scene mode ([FISHEYE EFFECT], [ WIDE-ANGLE], and [ MACRO]) are selected.
XZ-1: Version 1.1 Resolved issue that occurred when the POWER button of the dedicated flash units was operated.

Click here to visit the Olympus firmware download page.

E-5 links to Amazon, Olympus US store, Adorama, B&H, eBay.
E-PL2 links to Amazon, Olympus US store, Adorama, B&H, eBay.
XZ-1 links to Amazon, Olympus US store, Adorama, B&H, eBay.

  • I just want an E-P1 firmware update that will allow me to shrink the &^%$#@ focus box.

  • Zaph

    Hmm, would rather have seen “XZ-1: Fixed Auto ISO issue”

    • Adam

      No kidding. I bought an XZ-1 and it was always stuck at 200 ISO when using auto. Figured Olympus would have fixed teh auto ISO issue with the first update. I eventually returned it because there was a huge dust speck within the lens.

  • reverse stream swimmer

    Firmware updates is only for correcting unintended behaviour.

    Do not expect a P&S camera to get any new features with a f/w update.

    Unfortunately only fools dream!

    • AndersN

      The LX3 got a lot of new features with the firmware updates.

  • I’m with Zaph.

  • Mice

    I wish Nikon would post firmware as often as Olympus and Panasonic releases new cameras…

  • Tservo

    I wonder if this is an indication of them releasing those neat fisheye, wide angle and macro adapters soon or if they are just fuckin with us.

  • mclarenf3

    It’s a long-shot, but I hope Olympus will release a firmware update that will allow you to adjust (or turn off) noise reduction on JPEGs.

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