Firmware Updates from various camera manufacturers
Olympus have released a firmware update for the OM-D E-M5.
The update will be available on the OIMC website from today.
Compared to the firmware version 1.1 the new version 1.2 has following improvements:
Improved sleep recovery operation
AF target is indicated while using C-AF+TR in sequential shooting mode L
M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-50mm 1:3.5-6.3 underwater support has been added
When using underwater macro or underwater wide mode the lens will move automatically in tele or wide setting
Olympus new firmware for the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 9-18mm lens.
The firmware M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 9-18mm version 1.1 improvements are following:
• Unstable exposure while using C-AF in sequential shooting with E-M5 has been resolved
Canon adds new functionality to the EOS C300 and EOS C300 PL
United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland, 18 May 2012 – Canon today announces the availability of a new firmware update for the ground-breaking EOS C300 and the EOS C300 PL. The update, version 188.8.131.52.00, will add Genlock synchronisation for 24.00P, 24.00PsF, 23.98P and 23.98PsF signal inputs. In addition, the new firmware will add support for Korean language to the menus.
Firmware Update Software Version 1.01 for PENTAX Q.
Changes to V1.01
•Improved the resolution when set ting Fine Sharpness.
•Improved stability for general performance.
X10 Firmware Update Ver.1.02
The firmware (Ver.1.00-Ver.1.01 to Ver.1.02) update incorporates the following issues.
1. Just in the following camera procedure, aperture value was incorrectly displayed as "F2.2" even if actual value was set to "F2.0". This phenomenon is improved.
(1) Mode dial is set to [A] or [M]
(2) Aperture is set to F2.0 (open aperture).
(3) Zoom lens position is moved from wide edge to telephoto edge, and finally to wide edge, again.
2. In the TRACKING mode, the AF hunting occurs, which you can see coming in focus and out of focus continuously in the LCD monitor. This occurs in the two cases below.
(1) Turn on the camera to select "TRACKING" in AF mode(shooting menu) and change to shooting mode by half-pressing the shutter button.
(If changing to shooting mode by pressing "DISP/BACK" button, this cannot occur.)
(2) Turn off and on the camera while "TRACKING" mode.
(If turning on and off after changing to EXR mode, this cannot occur.)
Nikon COOLPIX S1100pj
Version 1.1 firmware upgrade.
•When QuickTime Ver. 7.7 was used to play back movies captured with the COOLPIX S1100pj, no audio was played back. This issue has been resolved.
Firmware update for E-5
on 13th September OIMC will announce the availability of a new firmware version 1.2 for the E-5. Compared to firmware version 1.1, version 1.2 will have following improvement:
Matching the HLD-4 rear dial direction with the direction of movement of the AF target.
PENTAX K-r, K-5 and 645D Firmware Update Software Version 1.01
PENTAX Imaging Systems is pleased to announce the release of firmware software update Version 1.10 for the K-5, K-r and 645D products.
The firmware adds compatibility with the new PENTAX O-GPS1 global positioning unit.
Visit www.pentax.co.uk/en/news/1484/news.html for details.
E-PL2 - Firmware Updates
Version 1.1 - Changed default setting of Image Stabilizer (IS) to "On" when converter lens
scene mode FISHEYE EFFECT, WIDE-ANGLE, and MACRO
- Caution: The camera's settings are reset when firmware is updated.
Nikon UK is pleased to announce a new firmware update for the COOLPIX P7000 which is now available to download via the Nikon web site. Please click on the links below for more information about the improvements and instructions on how to download version 1.1.
London, UK – 08 June, 2010 – Samsung Electronics has made a firmware upgrade for the innovative NX10 camera available today. Version 1.15 firmware includes new features such as system stabilization, an EVF selection function on the AMOLED display menu, MF assist on/off function and MF usage function (whilst using K mount adapter). The update will also offer NX10 users a faster SD card read/write speed as well as an updated auto white balance function. Users will enjoy enhanced stability and performance from their NX10 camera.
The firmware is currently available on the Samsung UK website for users to download: www.samsung.com.
Version 1.3 firmware released for the Olympus Pen E-P1
Digital level issue in manual focus mode fixed Olympus Pen E-P1 users can now fix a problem that affects the use of the camera's digital level facility which didn't work properly when the camera was in manual focus mode. Version 1.3 firmware can be installed by using Olympus Master 2 or Olympus Studio 2 software on a computer connected via broadband to the Internet.
Canon announces EOS REBEL T1i / 500D Firmware Update
Version 2.3 announced
Olympus has released an update to its free Master software, which is supplied with its digital cameras. Olympus Master serves as an image organiser and simplified RAW conversion tool. The update notes only mention that Master 2.3 is now Windows 7 compatible on PCs, Snow Leopard compatible on Macs, and now supports the Pen E-P2, which ships in Europe in the new year. There is no word of an update to the more sophisticated version of Master, which is sold commercially as Olympus Studio.
To update your installation of Master 2.x, go to the Help > Update Software menu and follow the instructions there.
SIGMA updates DP2 firmware
SIGMA DP2 firmware Version1.03
Benefits of the firmware update:
Decreases the intermittent camera freeze under certain conditions.
The accuracy of the Auto White Balance has been improved.
PENTAX would like to announce the release of the K-x firmware update software Version 1.01.
The software changes are as outlined below;
The addition of three effect shooting functions
The addition of a Cross Processing function support to the green button
Improved accuracy of the Battery Level Indicator with improved stability for general performance
Panasonic issues Joint update service for Four Thirds lenses
The page explains the Joint update service for Four Thirds lenses (including Micro Four Thirds lenses) for Panasonic camera body users, and provides a link to the page explains the same for Olympus camera body users, together with the Panasonic camera body’s firmware updates.
The following have been updated:
A new firmware is released for the Lumix G interchangeable lens LUMIX G VARIO 14-45mm / F3.5-5.6 ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S.(H-FS014045). Users will be able to download the latest firmware ver.1.1.
Panasonic announces DMC-LX3 Firmware
A new firmware is released for Panasonic’s premium manual compact camera DMC-LX3. Firmware Version 1.3 improves performance including auto white balance. The firmware also rectifies several minor issues to enhance operation. Update Version Ver 1.3
Panasonic announces Joint update service for Four Thirds lenses