Olympus E-M1 Firmware History

Source: Olympus America Website

E-M1 Version 1.3 updates to version 1.4
– Shooting images when using the remote control function of the smart phone application “OLYMPUS Image Share” now supports
Art Filter, custom self timer, zoom operation when using the electric zoom, Digital Tele-converter, and Release mode.
*It is necessary to update to the latest version of OLYMPUS Image Share.
– AF response when using four thirds lenses has been improved.
– Stabilization of shooting in C-AF has been improved.

E-M1 Version 1.4 updates to version 2.0
[ Caution ]When the firmware is updated to version 2.0, settings other than AF Focus adjustments are reset.

8 new functions have been added:
-Keystone Compensation (Digital Shift)
-Tethered Shooting System (OLYMPUS capture)
-Live Composite photography
-Zoom In/Out and Layout have been added to Photo Story. Save (complete partway through), Temporary Save, and Resume functions have been added to Photo Story mode.
-Vintage and Partial color have been added to art filter.
-Old film effect has been added to movie effect.
-The Aperture Lock function has been added to Aperture Preview.
-The Panning Shot Shooting mode has been added to SCN mode.
16 operability improvements:
-Image display time lag: 16 msec (when frame rate setting is high)
-Multiple simultaneous settings are now available in Live Guide.
-Exposure compensation (±3 EV) is now available in HDR 1/HDR2 shooting.
-A function was added to cancel Color Creator and return to the original Picture Mode by pressing the MENU button when using Color Creator function.
-Even when Art Filter is set for the Picture Mode in movie shooting, the Movie Tele-converter can now be used.
-AF function for each frame was added to Custom Self Timer. In Drive Mode’s Custom Self Timer settings, you can now press the INFO button to change settings.
-MF Assist is now supported in magnified frame position.
-3x has been added to high resolution magnified Live View.
-The Peaking display frame rate has been improved.
-Electronic zoom speed setting function was added. An icon appears on the LCD monitor when using the Olympus zoom lens.
-When the arrow pad is set to Direct function, the Underwater/Underwater macro functions can be used with the left and down button on the arrow pad.
-Double tap is now supported in touch operations on the Super Control Panel.
-The level gauge and histogram can now be displayed during magnified frame display. The Touch Off icon was added to magnified frame display.
-A function was added so that shooting information recorded in HDR1/HDR2 can be viewed in the playback screen. Information on composited number of shots for images recorded with Live Composite was added.
-Short-cut access is now supported for Live Composite, Live Bulb, and Live Time setting menus.
-When the BKT button is pressed for seconds, the BKT menu now appears.
-OI.Share version 2.4 is supported.

E-M1 Version 2.0 updates to version 2.1

Precision of AF when M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150mm F2.8 PRO lens is mounted has been improved.
Note: When updating the firmware from Version 1.0/1.1/1.3/1.4 to Version 2.1, the camera settings other than the AF focus adjustments are reset.
When updating the firmware from 2.0, the camera settings are maintained.

E-M1 Firmware version 2.2 updates to version 3.0
-AF tracking during C-AF continuous shooting in continuous shooting H mode is supported. Previously, in continuous shooting L mode 6.5 frames per second was possible, but now taking a maximum of 9 frames per second in continuous shooting H mode is possible.
*We recommend setting C-AF Lock as standard when using C-AF.
-OI.Share Ver. 2.5 is supported.Live view display when shooting movies is possible.
Note: When updating the firmware from Version 1.0/1.1/1.3/1.4 to Version 3.0, the camera settings other than the AF focus adjustments are reset. When updating the firmware from 2.0 / 2.1 / 2.2, the camera settings are maintained.

E-M1 Firmware version 3.0 updates to version 3.1

When firmware is updated to version 3.1, settings other than AF Focus adjustments are RESET.
-Addition of Underwater Picture Mode with control for white balance, exposure and flash compensation, aperture and shutter speed.
-Addition of Live Boost II (technology previously announced on the E-M5 Mark II, now available on the E-M1).

E-M1 Firmware version 3.1 updates to version 4.0

When firmware is updated to version 4.0, settings other than AF Focus adjustments are RESET.

-Focus Bracketing
-Focus Stacking
-Advanced Focus Peaking
-Silent Mode
-Improved Anti-Shock Mode
-Advanced Olympus Capture
-4K Time Lapse Video
-Live Composite on OI.Share
-Manual Focus Clutch Disable
-Menu Cursor Memory Position
-Movie Image Stabilization with 5-Axis Optical IS and Digital IS
-24p/25p Frame Rate
-Movie Info Display
-Movie Rec Start with RM-UC1 Release Cable
-Time Code Settings
-M-IS1 and M-IS2 image stabilization options
-Slate Tone
-Synchronized PCM Audio Recording in Video
-Smooth Aperture supported with the M.Zuiko Premium lenses and M.Zuiko 14-42mm EZ lens.

E-M1 Firmware version 4.1

When firmware is updated to version 4.1, settings  are NOT reset.
-The stability of the image stabilizer’s operations has been improved.
-The problem in which the external flash would not fire when shooting in RC mode has been corrected.

E-M1 Firmware version 4.2

-Disabled by Olympus.  It introduced a bug.

-Macro Flash STF-8 is supported.
-Electronic Flash FL-900R is supported.
-Improved stability of exposure when shooting videos.
-Focus stacking function is now supported by the following lenses:
-M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 30mm F3.5 Macro
-M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 8mm F1.8 Fisheye PRO

E-M1 Firmware version 4.3

-Corrected the following problems that occurred in version 4.2:
-Misoperation when shooting with HDR, Focus Stacking, Hand-Held Starlight, or Keystone Comp. while Rec View is set to Off.

E-M1 Firmware version 4.4

-Corrected issue of autofocus (AF) function not operating correctly when using the “LEICA DG ELMARIT 200mm F2.8 / POWER O.I.S. (H-ES200)” interchangeable lens produced by Panasonic.

E-M1 Firmware version 4.5

-Wireless radio commander FC-WR is now supported.

E-M1 Firmware version 4.6

-The operation error while shooting at slow shutter speeds in firmware version 4.5 has been corrected.

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