This update, available now, improves the operation of all three Olympus PEN cameras in the market to date; the E-P1, E-P2 and the newest member of the PEN family, the E-PL1.
Olympus pioneered easy and reliable product firmware updates with the introduction of the E-1 DSLR in 2003. Olympus E-System camera owners can simply connect camera bodies and lenses to an internet connected computer running Olympus camera software, check for updates, and update their equipment quickly, safely and easily in minutes without the hassle of downloading additional items.
About the Update
Auto Focus Performance
This update improves camera AF performance when shooting both stills and videos with the E-P1, E-P2 and E-PL1 cameras when using any Micro Four Thirds or Four Thirds lens. Auto Focus Lock time when shooting stills is improved by 15%. Auto Focus tracking accuracy when shooting movies is also improved.
Viewfinder/LCD Simultaneous Playback Function
This upgrade also brings additional display functionality to the E-P2 and E-PL1 cameras when fitted with the VF-2 Electronic Viewfinder. Photographers using these combinations can now view menu and recorded images on the LCD while the VF-2 Electronic Viewfinder is in use.
Movie-Still-Compatible (MSC) Lens Compatibility
This update also ensures that like the E-PL1, the E-P1 and E-P2 camera models are fully compatible with Movie-Still-Compatible (MSC) lenses like the M. Zuiko Digital™ ED 9–18mm F4.0–5.6 and M. Zuiko Digital ED 14–150mm F4.0–5.6. MSC lenses are optimized for shooting high definition video with accurate and silent autofocus.