FIRMWARE DEVELOPMENT FOR RAW VIDEO DATA OUTPUT

Olympus is pleased to announce development for firmware that enables output of RAW video data from the Olympus OM-D E-M1X and Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III mirrorless cameras to the ATOMOS NINJA V HDR monitor recorder. Data will be recorded to the ATOMOS NINJA V as Apple ProRes RAW for flexible image editing. This lends greater flexibility to professional video production post-processing tasks, such as adjusting exposure and color grading recorded footage. The firmware is being developed in collaboration with ATOMOS and is scheduled for release in Winter 2020.

Olympus will continue to support professional video production via hand-held high-definition video recording with their compact lightweight system, thanks to its unrivaled portability and powerful in-body 5-Axis Image Stabilization with 5-Axis Sync IS capabilities.

 


 

LENS ANNOUNCEMENTS

Olympus is pleased to share our updated M.Zuiko Digital lens roadmap, outlining plans to expand the M.Zuiko lens lineup and including an update of anticipated availability of the previously announced M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm F4.5 TC1.25x IS PRO super telephoto zoom lens with built-in 1.25x teleconverter.

M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 150-400MM F4.5 TC1.25X IS PRO

This upcoming PRO lens, for which development was announced in January 2019, continues with an estimated scheduled release of Winter 2020. This is the first Olympus interchangeable lens with a built-in 1.25x teleconverter, extending the maximum focal length to 1000mm1 (35mm equivalent). Final images of the lens are now available.

 

1When using the built-in teleconverter. Widest aperture setting is F5.6.

NEW LENS ROADMAP

Two new lenses, the M.Zuiko Digital ED 8-25mm F4.0 PRO lens, as well as an unspecified macro lens, will join the M.Zuiko lineup as part of Olympus’ commitment to broaden the field of photographic expression. Olympus will continue enhancing its lens lineup to maximize the unrivaled system portability made possible by the compact, lightweight, high image quality of the Micro Four Thirds System.

 


 

BIRD SUBJECT DETECTION FOR OM-D E-M1X CAMERA

To help fulfill the growing needs of birding and wildlife photographers and make super telephoto shooting more convenient, development is underway to add Bird Detection capability to the Intelligent Subject Detection Autofocus of the OM-D E-M1X camera. This new feature will be available for the E-M1X via a firmware update that is scheduled for release in Winter 2020.

 


 

INTRODUCING OM-D WEBCAM BETA

To support our Olympus family and help with increasing needs for high quality web conferencing and streaming solutions, we’re excited to announce our new OM-D Webcam Beta software. This complimentary software transforms your compatible OM-D camera into a webcam for use with leading video conferencing applications.

OM-D Webcam Beta software is available now for Windows 10 and is compatible with the E-M1X, E-M1, E-M1 Mark II, E-M1 Mark III and the E-M5 Mark II.

LEARN MORE & DOWNLOAD