OM SYSTEM FIRMWARE UPDATES

Technology is evolving every day. So is your OM SYSTEM.

Important Notifications regarding firmware and compatibility.

Updating OM Workspace is required before updating the firmware for OM-1.
For more information, please go to the OM-1 support page.

Regarding updating OM SYSTEM firmware with Apple Silicon Mac computers:
Learn how to enable camera drivers in Mac OS Monterey and Ventura.

The E-M1X’s firmware cannot be updated. Is there a solution?
My E-M1X’s firmware update takes a longer to finish than usual. Please be aware of the following:

  • Be sure to have a fully charged battery in the camera. Without sufficient power, the firmware update may fail or will not start.
  • The customer should have the memory card inserted in the camera, otherwise, OM Workspace will not recognize the camera.
  • It can take up to 12 minutes to update the firmware on the E-M1X, including downloading and writing the firmware data to the camera.
  • Do not disconnect the USB cable during the update. Once the OK icon is displayed on the camera’s rear monitor, it is safe to disconnect. It will take approximately 5 minutes for the firmware file to download, and an additional 5 minutes until the OK icon is displayed (after the writing icon is displayed) on the rear monitor.

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At OM SYSTEM, we're committed to keeping the technology in your camera on the cutting edge. We offer regular, robust firmware updates to protect your investment. After all, we know you're always shooting for perfection. We are too.


OM-1

As the flagship of the mirrorless OM SYSTEM, the OM-1 is equipped with the industry’s latest technology to realize your most creative ideas.

OM-1 Version 1.5

  • Stability of operation when shooting with Keystone Compensation has been improved.
  • Enhanced stability of AF operation when shooting video.

FUTURE FIRMWARE UPDATE PLAN FOR OM-1

February 21st 2024 | Since the announcement of the OM SYSTEM OM-1 Mark II interchangeable lens camera on January 30, there have been many inquiries regarding the possibility of a firmware update to the OM SYSTEM OM-1 (released March 2022). As a result, we would like to advise of our plan for a future firmware update for OM-1:

 

Future Firmware Update Plan for OM-1 

Scheduled to be released around this autumn (northern hemisphere), the following changes for the OM-1 via a firmware update are planned:   

  1. Autofocus: Improvement of some AF performance capabilities, such as S-AF and C-AF in all-target mode to improve capture of main subjects.
  2. Operability: Improved usability through the option to assign the trash (delete) button as a menu access shortcut.  

 

Please note the following: 

  • It will not include new features introduced with the OM-1 Mark II, such as Live GND and AI Detection AF for humans. 
  • It will provide some AF performance improvements only and therefore the new AF performance of the OM-1 will not match the OM-1 Mark II. 

We will continue to provide products and services that enrich the photography experience.   

* Details are subject to change 

PREVIOUS OM-1 UPDATES

OM-1 Version 1.4 
 

  • Enhanced stability of operation when shooting video.
  • Stability of other operations has been improved.

OM-1 Version 1.3 
 

  • AF operation when a M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 90mm F3.5 Macro IS PRO lens is attached has been optimized.
  • Improved performance of C-AF when shooting still images.
  • Improved performance of C-AF when recording videos.
  • Stability of other operations has been improved.

OM-1 Version 1.2 (Available Now!)
 

  • C-AF performance is improved for still image shooting.
  • Stability of movie shooting is improved.

OM-1 Version 1.1 (Available Now!)
 

  • Improvement of stability of connection with Atomos Ninja
  • Addressing the following issue:
    • Camera freezes when focusing under the following conditions.
      • Shooting mode : all still modes
    • Focus mode: S-AF+MF, C-AF+MF, Starry AF+MF, MF(AF on)
    • Frame rate : Highspeed frame rate
    • Environment : Dark environment
    • Operation : while EVF style shooting, start AF.

OM-D E-M1X

It’s a pro level camera with features designed to take your work to exciting new places.

E-M1X Version 2.0 through 2.4

  • AF operation when a M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 90mm F3.5 Macro IS PRO lens is attached has been optimized.
  • Bird detection AF has been added to Intelligent Subject Detection AF.
  • RAW video output to external equipment is now supported.
    See video captured with our newest firmware update.
    * Compatible external device: ATOMOS NINJA V HDR monitor recorder.
  • Focus Stacking Mode is now compatible with the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 150-400mm F4.5 TC1.25x IS PRO lens.
  • Video image stabilization has been improved.
  • Focus indicator display is now available during manual focusing.

The E-M1X’s firmware update takes longer to complete versus other OM-D camera models. Please note the following:

  • Be sure to have a fully charged battery in the camera. Without sufficient power, the firmware update may fail or will not start.
  • It can take up to 12 minutes to update the firmware on the E-M1X, including downloading and writing the firmware data to the camera.
  • Do not disconnect the USB cable during the update. Once the OK icon is displayed on the camera’s rear monitor, it is safe to disconnect. It will take approximately 5 minutes for the firmware file to download, and an additional 5 minutes until the OK icon is displayed (after the writing icon is displayed) on the rear monitor.

SEE WHAT OM-D E-M1X FIRMWARE 2.0 CAN DO FOR YOU!

Bird detection AF

Bird detection AF has been added to Intelligent Subject Detection AF, which was developed using AI technology (deep learning technology). The camera automatically prioritizes detection and continues focusing on a bird’s eyes so the photographer can concentrate on framing. Even when the camera fails to detect the bird’s eyes, it detects the head or body for tracking.

RAW video data output

RAW video output to external equipment is now supported, enabling advanced post-production tasks for video production pros. RAW video data can be output in 12 bit 4K 30P, 25P, and 24P/Cinema 4K 24P. It is recorded in Apple ProRes RAW format on the supported external output device. See video captured with our newest firmware update.

 

*Compatible external device: ATOMOS NINJA V HDR monitor recorder

Focus indicator display

Focus indicator display is now available during manual focusing. With this feature, users can check the focus movement direction and position estimates while shooting.

  • Focus Stacking Mode is now compatible with the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 150-400mm F4.5 TC1.25x IS PRO lens.
  • Improved video image stabilization

INCLUDED IN FIRMWARE VERSION 1.1

USB raw data edit

Use the processing power of your camera to expedite the development of RAW files with Olympus Workspace* while tethered via USB.

*Requires update to Olympus Workspace v1.1. Requires USB connection. Limited to RAW data editing that can be handled internally in the camera. When moving to USB RAW data editing, editing content set thus far in the edit window is not carried over. The file saving format is JPEG only. USB RAW data editing cannot be performed simultaneously while connecting two cameras at the same time.

INCLUDED IN FIRMWARE VERSION 1.2

  • Focus Stacking Mode is now compatible with the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-45mm F4.0 PRO lens.
  • When the EVF Auto Switch is set, you can now select how the viewfinder is displayed when the monitor is open.

Off: Disables the eye sensor. Press the  button to switch between the EVF display and the monitor display.

On1: The eye sensor operates regardless of whether the rear monitor is open or closed. Press the  button to switch between the rear-panel monitor Live View display and Super Control Panel display.

On2: The eye sensor does not operate while the rear-panel monitor is open. Press the   button to switch between the rear-panel monitor Live View display and Super Control Panel display.

When you update the firmware to Ver. 1.2, the camera's settings (except the date and time) are reset and menus will be displayed in English following the update.


OM-D E-M1 MARK III

An advanced system of innovative technology and features designed to forever change your photography.

E-M1 Mark III Version 1.2 through 1.6

  • AF operation when a M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 90mm F3.5 Macro IS PRO lens is attached has been optimized.
  • RAW video output to external equipment is now supported.
    See video captured with our newest firmware update.
    *Compatible external device: ATOMOS NINJA V HDR monitor recorder.
  • Focus Stacking Mode is now compatible with the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 150-400mm F4.5 TC1.25x IS PRO lens.
  • Video image stabilization has been improved.
  • Focus indicator display is now available during manual focusing.

SEE WHAT OM-D E-M1 MARK III FIRMWARE 1.2 CAN DO FOR YOU!

Focus indicator display

Focus indicator display is now available during manual focusing. With this feature, users can check the focus movement direction and position estimates while shooting.

  • Focus Stacking Mode is now compatible with the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 150-400mm F4.5 TC1.25x IS PRO lens.
  • Improved video image stabilization

RAW video data output

RAW video output to external equipment is now supported, enabling advanced post-production tasks for video production pros. RAW video data can be output in 12 bit 4K 30P, 25P, and 24P/Cinema 4K 24P. It is recorded in Apple ProRes RAW format on the supported external output device. See video captured with our newest firmware update.

 

*Compatible external device: ATOMOS NINJA V HDR monitor recorder


OM-D E-M1 MARK II

An advanced system of innovative technology and features designed to forever change your photography.

E-M1 Mark II Version 3.4 through 3.7

  • AF operation when a M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 90mm F3.5 Macro IS PRO lens is attached has been optimized.
  • Focus Stacking Mode is now compatible with the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 150-400mm F4.5 TC1.25x IS PRO lens.
  • Video image stabilization has been improved.

SEE WHAT OM-D E-M1 MARK II FIRMWARE 3.4 CAN DO FOR YOU!

INCLUDED IN FIRMWARE VERSION 3.4

  • Focus Stacking Mode is now compatible with the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 150-400mm F4.5 TC1.25x IS PRO lens.
  • Video image stabilization has been improved.

INCLUDED IN FIRMWARE VERSION 3.2

  • Focus Stacking Mode is now compatible with the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-45mm F4.0 PRO lens.

  • When the EVF Auto Switch is set, you can now select how the viewfinder is displayed when the monitor is open.

Off: Disables the eye sensor. Press the  button to switch between the EVF display and the monitor display.

On1: The eye sensor operates regardless of whether the rear monitor is open or closed. Press the  button to switch between the rear-panel monitor Live View display and Super Control Panel display.

On2: The eye sensor does not operate while the rear-panel monitor is open. Press the   button to switch between the rear-panel monitor Live View display and Super Control Panel display.

When you update the firmware to Ver. 3.2, the camera's settings (except the date and time) are reset and menus will be displayed in English following the update.

INCLUDED IN FIRMWARE VERSION 3.0

  • New AF algorithm from the OM-D E-M1X is included on the OM-D E-M1 Mark II.
  • Single AF (S-AF) enables accurate focusing on the subject even with mixed perspectives.
  • C-AF Center Priority can be turned on/off for AF Target modes other than Single, Small, and 121-point.
  • Group 25-point is now supported.
  • C-AF + MF is now supported
  • High-precision focusing even when shooting dark scenes and low-contrast subject.
  • ISO L100 has been added.
  • Low ISO Processing (Detail Priority) delivers higher resolution.
  • High ISO noise is reduced by approximately 1/3 over the OM-D E-M1 Mark II v2.3
  • OM-Log 400 for color grading video in post production
  • Focus Stacking allows selection of 3 to 15 shots to match the subject
  • Flickerless function prevents unstable exposure particularly when shooting on sequential shooting mode indoors.
  • Frame Rate Priority on LV Boost 2 is now supported.
  • USB RAW data Edit is now supported.
  • Setting changes and playback display while writing to the SD card.

Improved AF Algorithm

The new AF algorithm from the OM-D E-M1X is included on the OM-D E-M1 Mark II. High-precision AF tracking performance has been created together with professional photographers. Active use of On-chip Phase Detection information improves AF performance when shooting video.

Single AF (S-AF) 

Single AF (S-AF) enables accurate focusing on the subject even with mixed perspectives. Completely remodeled algorithm for S-AF that does not erroneously focus on the backgrounds

Improved AF target mode

C-AF Center Priority can be turned on/off for AF Target modes other than Single, Small, and 121-point. (Default setting is on) Provides assistance in peripheral areas when AF cannot focus on the central area. Effective for subjects that move vigorously. Furthermore, Group 25-point is supported now.

Low ISO processing (Detail priority)

“Low ISO Processing (Detail Priority)” delivers higher resolution. The default setting is Drive Priority. When Detail Priority is selected, the maximum number of frames taken in sequential shooting is lowered.

Log shooting is supported (OM-Log)

OM-Log lets you shoot movies without loss of details in shadows or highlight blowouts, delivering greater freedom over video creativity through color grading. An LUT (Look Up Table) file is also released at the same time for grading tasks using Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve.

USB RAW Data Edit is supported

TruePic VIII image processor can be used for powerful, high-speed RAW processing. Requires update to Olympus Workspace v1.1. Requires USB connection. Limited to RAW data editing that can be handled internally in the camera. When moving to USB RAW data editing, editing content set thus far in the edit window is not carried over. The file saving format is JPEG only. USB RAW data editing cannot be performed simultaneously while connecting two cameras at the same time. Compatible models are the OM-D E-M1X and OM-D E-M1 Mark II.

INCLUDED IN FIRMWARE VERSION 2.0

  • Improved functionality in Pro Capture Mode
  • M.Zuiko ED 12-100mm f/4.0 IS PRO now supports Focus Stacking
  • Adds small AF Target setting (S-AF and C-AF)
  • Adds in-body Fisheye Correction (when using ED 8mm f/1.8 Fisheye PRO)
  • Adds enlargement ratio setting and 100% enlargement ratio
  • Adds flicker Scan function
  • Improved Continuous AF (C-AF) performance
  • AF response improved when using back button focus AF settings
  • Improved video IS performance
  • Improved tethered shooting responsiveness and stability
  • Improved indicator of remaining battery level
  • Adds new Art Filter option “Bleach Bypass”
  • Support for Panasonic LEICA DG ELMARIT 200mm/F2.8/POWER O.I.S. interchangeable lens

INCLUDED IN FIRMWARE VERSION 1.2

  • Compatible with flash controller Profoto Air Remote TTL-O
  • Rec View display will now be displayed on rear monitor after removing your eye from the EVF
  • AF Home position memorized after power off
  • EVF color has been improved
  • PLUS all features from previous firmware versions

INCLUDED IN FIRMWARE VERSION 1.1

  • Stability of RAW file formation has been improved.

OM-D E-M5 MARK III

Portability and innovation for creative shooters and multimedia enthusiasts.

E-M5 Mark III Version 1.4 through 1.7

  • AF operation when a M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 90mm F3.5 Macro IS PRO lens is attached has been optimized.
  • Corrected the following problems that occurred in version 1.3: Wi-Fi connection via OI.Share / OI.Track / Olympus Workspace is not possible.
  • Focus Stacking Mode is now compatible with the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 150-400mm F4.5 TC1.25x IS PRO lens.
  • Video image stabilization has been improved.

SEE WHAT OM-D E-M5 MARK III FIRMWARE 1.4 CAN DO FOR YOU!

INCLUDED IN FIRMWARE VERSION 1.4

  • Corrected the following problems that occurred in version 1.3: Wi-Fi connection via OI.Share / OI.Track / Olympus Workspace is not possible.
  • Focus Stacking Mode is now compatible with the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 150-400mm F4.5 TC1.25x IS PRO lens.
  • Video image stabilization has been improved.

INCLUDED IN FIRMWARE VERSION 1.1

  • Focus Stacking Mode is now compatible with the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-45mm F4.0 PRO lens.
  • When the EVF Auto Switch is set, you can now select how the viewfinder is displayed when the monitor is open.

Off: Disables the eye sensor. Press the  button to switch between the EVF display and the monitor display.

On1: The eye sensor operates regardless of whether the rear monitor is open or closed. Press the  button to switch between the rear-panel monitor Live View display and Super Control Panel display.

On2: The eye sensor does not operate while the rear-panel monitor is open. Press the   button to switch between the rear-panel monitor Live View display and Super Control Panel display.

When you update the firmware to Ver. 1.1, the camera's settings (except the date and time) are reset and menus will be displayed in English following the update.


OLYMPUS PEN-F

Timeless design and creative imaging come together for expression that’s all your own.

PEN-F Version 3.0

  • Monochrome Profile and Color Profile settings in recorded images can be saved onto the camera via a computer
  • Shading effects in Monochrome Profile Control is available in Color Profile Control and Color Creator
  • Adds new Art Filter option “Bleach Bypass” *
  • Support for Panasonic LEICA DG ELMARIT 200mm/F2.8/POWER O.I.S. interchangeable lens

SEE WHAT PEN-F FIRMWARE 3.0 CAN DO FOR YOU!

Monochrome Profile and Color Profile settings in recorded images can be saved onto the camera via a computer

Images captured with the PEN-F's Monochrome or Color Profile Control can be loaded into the Olympus Digital Camera Updater* so the profile control settings can be saved to your PEN-F body as a custom setting. Sharing your PEN-F's profile control settings has never been easier!

*Olympus Digital Camera Updater v2.1 or later.

Shading effects in Monochrome Profile Control is available in Color Profile Control and Color Creator

The popular Shading Effect previously only available in Monochrome Profile Control is now available in Color Profile Control in your PEN-F body, giving you the ability to create both black and white vignetting.

New Bleach Bypass Art Filter

The Bleach Bypass Art Filter mimics a film processing technique that "bypassed" the bleach step, giving your images a metallic sheen.

INCLUDED IN FIRMWARE VERSION 2.0

  • Compatible with flash controller Profoto Air Remote TTL-O
  • Save and reload all camera settings / MySets / Monochrome & Color Profiles using the Olympus Digital Camera Updater
  • Improved Art Filter selection allows for easier and more intuitive with effect visible in Live View
  • ISO Auto lets users choose a minimum shutter speed threshold to be reached before the ISO will increase
  • Improved AF Targeting Pad functionality allows for continued operation even if your nose touches the monitor
  • PLUS all features from previous firmware versions

INCLUDED IN FIRMWARE VERSION 1.1

  • Macro Flash STF-8 is supported.
  • Electronic Flash FL-900R is supported.
  • Improved stability of exposure when shooting videos.

LS-P5

LS-P5 Version 2.1

  • Stability of operation during playback has been improved.
  • Stability of operation when processing File Divide function has been improved.

Download the OM DVR Updater Software to update the firmware of your LS-P5


LS-P4

LS-P4 Version 1.1

  • Slate Tone & Test Tone have been added for seamless video sound recording.
  • By adding the Slate Tone function the camera track and recorder track can now easily be synchronized in post production.
  • With Test Tone, you can output a reference signal to the camera for a quick visual reference to help you set audio recording levels.
  • These new features will easily help you integrate the LS-P4 into your video production routine.

Download the OM DVR Updater Software to update the firmware of your LS-P4


OM DVR UPDATER

The OM DVR Updater allows you to update the firmware on your compatible Olympus | OM Digital audio products.