PRESS RELEASE: New Olympus firmware makes E-5 flagship even faster
ZUIKO DIGITAL lens firmware updates boost E-5 sequential shooting speed
Hamburg, 21 September 2010 – 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.
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.
For more information on Olympus ZUIKO lenses and firmware, go to the Joint update service for OLYMPUS E-SYSTEM
(First posted on Friday, September 24, 2010 at 17:30 EDT)