The Olympus EM1 Comes in Silver Now; With a Massive Firmware Boost

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Olympus EM1 in silver (12 of 17)

It was only a matter of time before Olympus brought out a silver version of their award winning EM1 camera. But with today’s announcement of this camera comes a fairly significant firmware update that they’re branding as 2.0. One of the biggest things that they’re boasting is enabling tethering with the camera and live tethering with a new piece of software that is also being released today called Olympus Capture. You’ll be able to tether with Lightroom and Capture One as well, but those pieces of software won’t give you the live view abilities on your computer like Olympus Capture will.

Besides the studio folks though, they’re also pushing a new keystone compensation feature that corrects vertical lines–like those when shooting buildings. Otherwise they’re adding two new art filters, a live composite mode that offers a preview of a long exposure, and EVF lag improvement.

Body only on the silver EM1 will be $1,399. But otherwise, current EM1 owners will be able to download the firmware update off of Olympus’s website.

More images of the new(ish) camera are after the jump.

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