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Olympus releases firmware updates for 3 key lenses

Following the launch of its ultra-reliable, super-fast E-5 flagship D-SLR camera, Olympus has upped the tempo again – with firmware updates for three key ZUIKO DIGITAL lenses.

The updates boost sequential shooting speed on the E-5 in combination with three high-performance lenses from the world-class ZUIKO DIGITAL ED range for E-System cameras. The new firmware will be available online from September 21, 2010...

PRESS SUMMARY

Go to the Joint update service for OLYMPUS E-SYSTEMZUIKO DIGITAL lens firmware updates boost E-5 sequential shooting speed

Olympus customers can update their firmware online – for the ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-35mm 1:2.0 SWD (Version 1.1), the 50-200mm 1:2.8-3.5 SWD (Version 1.1) and the record-breaking* 12-60mm 1:2.8-4.0 SWD
(Version 1.2). In keeping with Olympus' versatile Four Thirds lens system, the first two updates also accelerate sequential shooting on other Four Thirds cameras.

Made for the Extreme, Olympus' E-5 Four Thirds D-SLR flagship is a dust-proof, splash-proof, extremely robust camera designed for shooting excellent pictures in virtually any conditions. With a high shutter speed of 1/8000th second and sequential shooting of 5fps, the E-5 captures pristine fast-action stills in professional quality. The E-5 will be available from October 2010.

ZUIKO DIGITAL ED lenses combine innovative, near-telecentric design with Four Thirds sensors for unprecedented compactness and low weight, plus superb speed and performance in low light conditions. They offer outstanding fine-grain reproduction and excellent light characteristics.

* In combination with the ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-60mm 1:2.8-4.0 SWD lens, the E-5's auto-focus tested faster than all other D-SLR cameras at a focal length of 60mm (equivalent to 120mm for 35mm). The test was performed on September 14, 2010.

Additional information: Go to the Joint update service for OLYMPUS E-SYSTEM
September 22, 2010
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