Press Release


Olympus announces firmware update for PEN cameras

PEN firmware update boosts auto-focus

Hamburg, 15 April 2010 – Olympus is to enhance the performance of its groundbreaking PEN cameras with a new firmware update. The update speeds up auto-focus for photos and movies across the whole PEN range. The new firmware will be available as a download from Olympus websites from April 22, 2010, 3:00 am CET.

Now users can enjoy fast auto focussing speed in still image shooting with all Olympus PEN cameras, E-P1, E-P2, E-PL1. For the E-P1 and E-P2, the update also makes continuous auto-focus tracking in movie mode as fast and accurate as on the new E-PL1. So all three cameras can harness the full potential of Olympus’ new ‘MSC’ (Movie and Still Compatible) lenses designed for fast, smooth and silent auto-focus – the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-150mm 1:4.0-5.6 and the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 9-18mm 1:4.0-5.6.

What’s more, the update enables E-P2 and E-PL1 users to display the menu and images recorded on the LCD when the VF-2 electronic viewfinder is attached to the camera.

Download instructions
Olympus recommends updating cameras and lenses at the same time. To perform the update, please download the Firmware Updater Tool from the Internet and install it on a computer, connect the camera via USB to the computer and follow the instructions.
The Olympus Digital Camera Updater can be downloaded at:

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