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Olympus releases firmware version 1.2  for the E-300

Olympus releases E-300 firmware version 1,2. The update supports new high speed CF cards and more camera versatility for:
1.Shading Compensation
2.Anti-Shock settings
3.Release Priority S
4.Release Priority C
The battery check indicator for use with the battery holder has been improved too. We cannot make out from the documentation whether the ESP metering problem has been addressed in this release...

OVERVIEW

Click here for the Olympus Firmware information pageE-300 Firmware Version 1.2

SHADING COMPENSATION
In some cases, the edges of the image may be shadowed due to the properties of the lens. The SHADING compensation function compensates by in increasing brightness at the dark edge of the image. Especially when the Wide-angle lens is used, this function is able to work effectively.

How to set
In the menu, camera2 -> SHADING COMP. -> ON, and press the OK button.

Note
. This function is not available when a tele converter or inner tube extension is attached to the camera.
. At higher ISO settings, noise in image edges may be conspicuous.
. This function is not activated when the record mode is set to RAW mode or RAW record mode (RAW . JPEG).

ANTI-SHOCK
This diminishes camera shake caused by vibrations when the mirror moves. You can select the interval from the time the mirror is raised until the shutter is released.

How to set
In the menu, camera2 -> ANTI-SHOCK -> OFF. Press up-arrow or down-arrow button to select the time from 1 - 30 seconds. Press the OK button.

RELEASE PRIORITY S
In the S-AF mode, you can release the shutter button and take a picture without waiting until focusing and flash charge are 1'inished. This function is useful when you need to take advantage of a shutter release opportunity.

How to set
In the menu, setup1 -> RELEASE PRIORITY S -> ON. Press the OK button.

RELEASE PRIORITY C
In the C-AF mode, You can release the shutter button and take a picture without waiting until focusing and flash charge are 1'inished. This function is useful when you need to take advantage of a shutter release opportunity. When RELEASE PRIORITY C is set to ON, Predictive AF is not available.

How to set
In the menu, setup1 -> RELEASE PRIORITYC -> ON. Press the OK button.

Additional information: Click here for the Olympus Firmware information page
March 28, 2005
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