Olympus OM-D E-M5 firmware v1.6 released and ready for download

Olympus OM-D E-M5 firmware v1.6 released and ready for download

Olympus Japan have officially announced the new OM-DE-M5 firmware today, taking the firmware up to version v1.6.

Anyone hoping for a raft of groovy new features to this already splendid camera is likely to be disappointed, as the update page only lists a modification to highlight and shadow controls above 2000 ISO or higher and a long exposure fix.

Olympus OM-D E-M5 firmware v1.6 released and ready for download

To get the latest firmware on your OM-D, you need to download the Olympus Digital Camera Updater and follow the instructions.

[Olympus updates]

Olympus OM-D E-M5 firmware v1.6 released and ready for download

Elsewhere, Olympus Japan is reporting that a screw on the E-M5 LCD screen may cause a crack that makes the camera no more splash and dust proof.

Happily, only a small range of cameras with specific serial numbers are affected by the issue,  namely black OM-Ds with serials BEH501001 ~ BEH517447 and silver OM-Ds with BF2501001 ~ BF2510258 serials.

Please contact Olympus if you have one of the affected cameras.

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2 Comments on “Olympus OM-D E-M5 firmware v1.6 released and ready for download”

  1. My om-d has a crack, but is not included in the serial # range above. (Mine is #BF350xxxx). A translation of the website notes that the serial numbers listed are Japanese market only. Any idea if Olympus plans to repair non-Japanese market OM-d cameras?

  2. Mine also…I live in Canada, and have a serial number that isn’t included, and a crack. Would really like to know if they plan on repairing the camera.

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