Olympus’ Flagship OM-D E-M1 model re-launches with enhanced features for professional photography and a new silver coloured option

Olympus’ Flagship OM-D E-M1 model re-launches with enhanced features for professional photography and a new silver coloured option 

Second generation firmware for the E-M1 brings new features aimed at the professional user and new firmware will be available to all existing E-M1 owners for self-installation.



Singapore – 15th September 2014

Olympus Imaging Singapore is pleased to announce the re-launch of its multi award-winning OM-D E-M1 interchangeable lens camera with added features for the professional user, as well as a new silver coloured option.

The flagship OM-D E-M1 has received numerous industry awards for its combination of high imaging performance, outstanding portability and class-leading technologies such as its superb 5-axis in-body Image Stabilisation mechanism. The E-M1 has been a very welcomed high-end addition to the mirrorless camera family in general, following the enormous success of the E-M5 that launched the highly award winning OMD series of cameras.

Taking the flagship model to better suit the needs of professional photographers and photography fanatics, Olympus is re-launching the E-M1 with a second generation firmware (version 2.0) that introduces significant new features that will expand its capabilities across a wide range of professional photography applications.

For professional studio imaging purposes, the upgraded E-M1 will be Olympus’ first OM-D camera that can be tethered to a computer for direct image transfer, remote camera control, and remote live viewing, increasing its mobility and usability. A new “Olympus Capture” application will be introduced to enable this functionality with Mac OSX and Windows computers.

New digital perspective feature

A new digital perspective correction feature, “Keystone Compensation”, enables the direct in-
camera correction of converging vertical lines as well as perspective-control in architecture, real-estate, studio still-life, and artwork photography.

The in-camera Keystone Compensation feature eliminates the need for expensive shift-lenses and enables easy perspective-corrected photography with any lens for E-M1 users.

Play with light-painting techniques with Live Composite long-exposure shooting 

First introduced in the E-M10 model, Olympus’ unique Live Composite long-exposure shooting mode is now available in the E-M1. This special shooting mode provides automatic-compositing of a large number of shots (with a user’s pre-determined exposure setting) within a single-image sequence. This feature empowers the photographer to use light-painting techniques in atypically bright ambient lighting conditions, take fireworks pictures with pleasingly dark backgrounds, capture clear star-trails in night time landscape pictures, and to easily experiment with mixed flash/ambient illumination time-lapsed imaging effects.

Get creative with the addition two new Art Filters

Photography enthusiasts will welcome the addition of two new Art Filters - Partial Colour and Vintage - first introduced with the recently announced PEN E-PL7 camera. The new Partial Colour art filter features an intuitive, on-screen, colour wheel adjustment control with three levels of colour exclusivity. Like all Olympus Art Filters, these new filter effects can be used for both stills and videos, and can be viewed live through the camera’s electronic viewfinder or rear LCD screen. Firmware 2.0 shortens the viewfinder lag to 16ms in the high display frame rate option setting (from 26ms); improving camera operation for high-speed action and sports photography.

Brand new colour option for sleek and elegant aesthetics

The new premium silver version of the OM-D E-M1 brings a much-demanded colour option to the E-M1 model range. This new colour version is an exact analogy of the current black E-M1 model, with a silver painted top and bottom chassis plates, colour-matched buttons and dials.

An attention to design ensures that the new two-tone colour scheme has an aesthetically integrated appearance. Version 2.0 of the E-M1 operating firmware will come pre-installed with all silver models of the OM-D E-M1 camera, as well as future-production of the black coloured models. All other main specifications of the current E-M1 camera apply to the re-launched model. Both black and silver versions of the E-M1 will be sold concurrently.

New features available to current OLYMPUS OM-D E-M1 users 

E-M1 camera owners can easily upgrade their cameras to the new firmware 2.0 specification by downloading and self-installing the new firmware via the Olympus Digital Camera Updater* app on their computers (with internet connection). E-M1 firmware version 2.0 is expected to be available end September 2014. Camera owners can visit the E-M1 product page at Olympus Imaging Singapore’s website at http://www.olympusimage.com.sg/ for further information.

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