New E-M5 and E-M10 firmware released!

Olympus put out a small firmware update today for the E-M5 and E-M10.  You can get more details on my firmware page which also has links to the various firmware pages as well as how to update instructions.

Basically the firmware updates the camera to be better compatible in terms of autofocus with the Panasonic 200mm F/2.8 lens and their 50-200 F/2.8-4 lens.  

If you use these lenses I would certainly update.  If not…I wouldn’t be compelled to update.  Doesn’t seem like they adjusted anything else.  If you ever send your camera for a service they will likely update it anyways.

Speaking of E-M10… have you noticed the price of these on the used market?  I’m seeing them around $200.  And the mark II around $300.  SCREAMING deal.  That is strangely LESS than the E-Pl7 and 8 bodies!  Who would have seen that coming.  I am seriously contemplating picking up an E-M10 body to send to LifePixel for an infrared conversion.  I always had at least one camera that was infrared based.  I sold it.  I have just been using a filter now.  I considered sending one of my E-M1 bodies since I have several…but I use them for video now.  That means I would lose a video angle.  The E-M10 for $200…hard to pass up!

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4 thoughts on “New E-M5 and E-M10 firmware released!

  1. Happy New year, Tony.
    I see you use your OM 1 Mark ll for video. Could you tell me the OM 1 Mark ll settings use to make your videos? What software use to edit your videos?
    Thank you

  2. Hi Jim, I use both the E-M1 and the MkII for video. The mkII is definitely a bit cleaner it seems, but when you need multiple angles…you use what you have right? I use the camera in video mode on the dial. I am generall in 1080p SF quality, at either 24 or 30 FPS depending what I am shooting for. I use manual mode and just set everything where I need it. 1/50th shutter and then adjust the rest to be proper exposure for my shot. I keep the noise filter off. Picture mode is “3 natural.” I only use the “flat” profile if I aboslutely need the extra highlight data. Depends what im shooting. I let the camera record sound just so I can sync later. Nothing major, no cinema workflow. I should do a post about this probably if anyone is interested. In terms of editing, I used to use Resolve, but know I am using Final Cut Pro. I just find it more intuitive and easier/faster to get the results I want in editing.

    1. Thank you, Tony. That will get me started in the right direction. I am hoping that Olympus will soon release a update for the Olympus OM 1 Mark ll. which included a update to there video firmware.

      Looking forward to you future posting.

      Happy New Year to you and your family.

      1. Thank you Jim, Happy New Year to you as well. With an impending flagship coming soon, and word of a mid-range camera update later in the year…I am hoping for a firmware update to the existing E-M1 mkII as well. Just to keep it relevant in the lineup, if feature sets expand. We’ll see. I think some video tools could for sure be added via firmware. You can already get a higher end signal via HDMI out to hard disk. I’de be curious how much they really end up adding. Maybe better video autofocus. A lot of this rides on the kind of video work being done too. For a lot of people, this camera is well more than enough. For others it doesn’t scratch the surface.

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