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New Olympus OM-1 firmware set to fix annoying "freezing issue"

OM System M.Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8 Pro II
(Image credit: OM Digital Solutions)

Camera firmware is the software loaded inside your camera that controls features and functions such as camera menus, image processing and more. Firmware updates can enhance the usability of modern cameras in astounding ways, and firmware can also helpfully be used to fix camera issues that manufacturers hadn't foreseen.

A new firmware update has just been released for the OM System OM-1 (opens in new tab) which should enhance the experience for current and future users of the high-performing flagship camera.

The main problem that the firmware is set to solve is the camera freezing while shooting at high-speed, an issue that was first reported on by the 43 Rumors website (opens in new tab) who had noted a press release from OM Japan. 

With the OM SYSTEM OM-1's EVF frame rate set to high speed, it caused the camera to freeze during shooting in some conditions. In the release OM-Systems said it had identified the cause of the problem and was getting ready to release new firmware.

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Well that firmware is now here (opens in new tab), and besides improving "improved stability of operations when shooting while utilizing the EVF" the stability of connection with ATOMOS recorders such as ATOMOS Ninja V the has also been improved.

Version 1.1 of firmware is available here (opens in new tab), along with full descriptions and instructions. However, you'll need to update your OM Workspace before updating the firmware for OM-1, which can be done here (opens in new tab).

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Lauren Scott
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Lauren is the Managing Editor of Digital Camera World, having previously served as Editor of Digital Photographer (opens in new tab) magazine, a practical-focused publication that inspires hobbyists and seasoned pros alike to take truly phenomenal shots and get the best results from their kit. 


An experienced photography journalist who has been covering the industry for over eight years, she has also served as technique editor for both PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine (opens in new tab)PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine and DCW's sister publication, Digital Camera Magazine (opens in new tab)


In addition to techniques and tutorials that enable you to achieve great results from your cameras, lenses, tripods and other photography equipment, Lauren can regularly be found interviewing some of the biggest names in the industry, sharing tips and guides on subjects like landscape and wildlife photography, and raising awareness for subjects such as mental health and women in photography.