Olympus has just released a major new firmware update for the almost-three-year-old Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II. The firmware brings some features straight from the company’s flagship OMD E-M1X camera including improved autofocus, improvements in high ISO performance and L64 and L100 low ISO settings for “Detail Priority” when shooting jpg.
The new Olympus OM-D E-M1X is being billed as Olympus’ new fast action sports and wildlife camera. So, photographer Matt Higgs took one out for a spin in the snowy Bavarian Forest national park in Germany to see how well it handled photographing wolves, lynx and various other wildlife.
In this video, Matt walks us through the features of the camera, how to use them, and the images he created on his trip while using the camera along with Olympus M.Zuiko 300mm f/4 IS Pro lens.
Well, there’s been a few rumours and leaks about this one. Some were right, some were a little off, but now it’s finally official. Today, Olympus has delivered on their teaser promise and announced their new sports & wildlife oriented Olympus OM-D E-M1X camera.
From the specs and some first impressions of the camera, the E-M1x looks like it can take a lot of punishment. With a rugged magnesium alloy body and IPX-1 rated weather sealing, it certainly appears to be able to handle some pretty extreme conditions. It’s also a bit of a speed demon, too, offering up to 60fps 20.4MP RAW.