OM System OM-1 firmware update will come, but it won't be what fans hoped

OM System OM-1 Mark II camera against a moody black background
(Image credit: OM Digital Solutions)

It’s fair to say that the OM System OM-1 Mark II has led to a certain amount of disgruntlement amongst fans, partly because the upgrade looks fairly modest and partly because a lot of the changes looked to many people as if they could have been achieved with a firmware upgrade to the original camera.

The OM-1 Mark II does look destined to be one of the best OM System cameras on the market, and perhaps one of the best cameras for sports photography, but its similarity to the existing OM-1 Mark I model has been noted.

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Rod Lawton

Rod is an independent photography journalist and editor, and a long-standing Digital Camera World contributor, having previously worked as DCW's Group Reviews editor. Before that he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar, as well as contributing to many other publications. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more. Rod has his own camera gear blog at but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at