Olympus Four Thirds dSLRs - firmware updates
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My firmware requests to Olympus:
to update your firmware on Olympus dSLRs or lenses:
write down any camera settings you want to restore as firmware update resets them all to default
remove storage cards from camera if using Win XP (see http://tinyurl.
ensure you have fully charged battery in camera
run Olympus Master software on a computer connected to internet
connect camera to computer via USB cable & turn camera on
select update camera in the Olympus Master software & it will detect camera & search for updates
choose desired update and install
do not touch any camera buttons until OK appears on the camera LCD, then you are finished.
see http://www.olympus.co.jp:80/en/support/imsg/digicamera/download/software/firm/e1/ for the latest firmware updates
if you use combined systems, eg. Panasonic lenses on Olympus camera, then a new firmware upgrade mechanism has been made available:
For Olympus E-30:
Version 1.1 (Mar 2009)
rectifies minor issues with image playback and quietens operation of the Image Stabilizer when used with Imager AF and Hybrid AF modes of the camera
For Olympus E3:
Version 1.4 (April 2009) improves the autofocus performance of the camera.
version 1.1 (Jan 2008):
Enabled use of the Image Stabilization function with
non-Four Thirds System interchangeable lenses by inputting a specific
focal length 8mm-1000mm.
For details on operations, please click on the URL. or see under E510 below.
Matched the rotation of the dial on the rear of the Power Battery Holder HLD-4 and the movement direction of the AF target.
Increased the number of storable still pictures by improving the battery check when the Power Battery Holder HLD-4 is attached.
Focusing now stops immediately when the AF start button (AEL/AFL or Fn button) is released.
Corrected the phenomenon where the flash control caused an under exposure while using bounce flash at short distances with the FL-50R or FL-36R Electronic Flash.
Improved selection and prioritization of the central 5 ranging points when shooting in C-AF mode and Dynamic-single Target mode.
For Olympus E510:
version 1.3 (Jan 2008):
at last, Olympus has enabled IS on non-FourThirds lenses by allowing user to enter a focal length in the menu
you set it to the actual focal length that is on the lens, not the 2x value.
you need to press IS button then press +/- button, the choose focal length by using control dial or up/down arrow buttons, then press OK.
possible selected focal lengths are 8mm-1000mm.
version 1.2 (Nov 2007):
improved focus with EC-20 2x teleconverter
improved image stabilisation at slower shutter speeds
version 1.1 (July 25th, 2007):
improved reliability when writing to fast CF cards
hidden service menu:
how to do a hard reset to try to resolve persistent problems:
Select P on the mode dial.
Open the card door and turn on the camera.
Hold down the Menu and the OK buttons at the same time for 5 seconds.
Olympus E-510 is displayed.
Release and again hold down the Menu and the OK buttons at the same time for another 5 seconds.
Reset has been done is displayed
Press the OK button.
Shut the camera off
For Olympus E330:
version 1.3 (Jan 2008):
Improved the focusing accuracy when using the EC-20 Teleconverter.
AF is possible in Live-View B mode (macro live view). (S-AF operates in A mode (full time live view) by pressing the AEL/AFL button).
Improved exposure precision when taking pictures in the macro mode using SPOT metering.
Improved image quality of 10x enlargement in Live-View B mode (macro live view).
Live-View B mode (macro live view) can be used in underwater macro mode and underwater wide mode . (Only when the mode dial is customized)
Changes made to Korean Language.
For Olympus E300:
For Olympus E1: