Olympus Viewer 2 version 1.1 for Windows and Macintosh has only one change, as listed in the release notes. Support has been added for the company's recently-announced new flagship, the Olympus E-5 digital SLR. Externally, the mos significant change from the previous E-3 model is a switch to a larger 3.0-inch tilt/swivel LCD panel whose inclusion has necessitated a rearrangement of the rear panel controls. In the process, the flash card compartment door on the right side of the body has been changed to remove the rear-panel latch mechanism, and both the Supersonic Wave Filter indicator lamp and IS button have been removed from the rear of the camera. On the left side, there's a new HDMI high-def video output port, and a 3.5mm microphone jack that hints at another big feature change -- the Olympus E-5 is the first E-series digital SLR to include video, thanks to an AVI Motion JPEG 720p high-def movie mode.
The Olympus E-5 also includes a new 12.3 megapixel Live MOS image sensor with slightly increased resolution, a lower-strength optical low-pass filter, and a new generation TruePic V+ image processor with moire and false-color removal function. Burst rate is unchanged at five fps, but the E-5 has an increased sensitivity range of ISO 100 to 6,400 equivalents. As well as an 11-point contrast detection autofocus system, the E-5 includes 11-point contrast detection autofocusing capability in live view mode. There's also face detection and a new guide menu feature in live view mode, and phase detection AF now includes a microadjustment feature to correct for front- or backfocus issues. In addition, the E-5 now has a dual-axis level gauge, i-Enhance picture mode, ten art filters including a new Dramatic Tone filter, and a range of in-camera JPEG editing functionality. Support for xD-Picture Cards and Type-II CompactFlash media (including Microdrives) has been dropped, and support for Secure Digital cards added to the existing CompactFlash Type-I support. UDMA CF cards are accepted, as are both SDHC and SDXC cards. Power comes courtesy of a new BLM-1 lithium ion battery pack.
The new Olympus Viewer 2 version 1.1 update supporting the Olympus E-5 is available immediately from the Olympus website, or from the Help :: Update Software menu item.