Today, Olympus announced that the OM-D E-M1 will also be available in Silver. It also announced a Firmware ver. 2.0 that adds four features to the E-M1 to allow professional workflow using the OLYMPUS Capture studio tethering application, Keystone Compensation (Digital Shift) to correct converging lines of trapezoidal distortion in Live View, Live Composite to preview long exposures in Live View (e.g. shooting star trails while checking the results in Live View), and two new Vintage and Partial Color art filters.
Camera settings can be adjusted on the computer and effects can be confirmed in Live View on the computer monitor. Settings that can be adjusted on the computer include Exposure Compensation, Shutter Speed, Aperture, ISO, WB, Focus mode, Metering , RC Flash settings. Shooting mode must be selected on the camera itself.
OLYMPUS Capture can also be linked to OLYMPUS Viewer to cover the entire studio workflow.
OLYMPUS Capture linked with OLYMPUS Viewer
Keystone Compensation (Digital Shift)
Digital Shift allows you to simulate the use of a shift lens to avoid converging verticals when you tilt the camera up to include the top of a tall building in your composition. On the E-M1, the two top dials are used for trapezoidal compensation and the UP, DOWN, LEFT and RIGHT buttons of the Selector is used to set the crop location.
This function should rejoice the heart of all those who tried to shoot star trails at night and came up frustrated. Live Composite, as its name implies, does two things: 1) shoots 1200 images of the scene and merges them into one, and 2) it allows you to do that while checking the results in Live View.
Vintage and Partial Color Art Filters
Vinr=tage Art Filter effect produces a vintage look, as in a burned print, complete with light leak effect, scratched print and discoloration. Partial Color Art Filter provides 3 different color variations. You can select to keep only one color or a variable number of colors besides the selected color, all at a simple turn of the Main Dial and utilizing an intuitive color ring of 18 available color hues on the screen.
Availability and Price
The silver E-M1 will be available in September 2014:
- E-M1 Silver and Updated f/w Body $1,399.99 Avail in September 2014
- Firmware 2.0 Avail in September 2014
- ‘Olympus Capture’ studio tethering application Available September 24
Please note the following update: as of September 17th, the OM-D E-M1 Firmware Version 2.0 upgrade (pre-installed on the Olympus OM-D E-M1 silver body) is now live.
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Olympus’ Award Winning OM-D E-M1® Combines a New Look with Tethering Capabilities Ideal for Studio Photographers
CENTER VALLEY, Pa., September 15, 2014 – The award-winning flagship Olympus OM-D E-M1®, with the world’s first 5-axis image stabilization, TruePic VII image processor and Live MOS sensor is now more iconic than ever before, with the introduction of new firmware Version 2.0, enabling tethered shooting, In-Camera Digital Shift and Live Composite, and much more, also now available in a sleek, classy silver body.
In response to market demand, the new Olympus OM-D E-M1, with firmware Version 2.0 is equipped with USB tethered shooting capabilities, ideal integration in the workflow for studio photographers, utilizing Olympus’ new Olympus Capture studio tethering application. The E-M1 connects to a computer via a USB cable, and the free Olympus Capture software mirrors the camera’s Live View on the computer monitor, enabling easier, stress-free collaboration and sharing with other parties involved in a photo shoot. The software also allows the photographer to operate the camera directly from the computer.
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