Olympus today announced the availability of firmware updates for the EVOLT E-330 and the EVOLT E-300. For the E-330, the latest firmware enables autofocusing in the Macro Live Preview B mode. In addition, the updates lend both cameras improved exposure precision in macro mode and when using spot metering. Both firmware updates are now available for download.

Olympus E-330 Firmware Version 1.2 key improvements:

  • AF available in Live Preview B mode (Macro Live Preview): By pressing the AEL/AFL button, the mirror pops down and a single AF is activated before the mirror returns to the up position, enabling the Live Preview.

  • Improved exposure precision: The accuracy of exposure metering has been enhanced for pictures taken in macro mode when using spot metering.

    Olympus E-300 Firmware Version 1.4 key improvements:

  • Improved exposure precisions: The accuracy of exposure metering has been enhanced for pictures taken in macro mode an when using spot metering.

    Both the E-330 firmware update to version 1.2 and the E-300 update to version 1.4 are available now for download. To install, simply open the Olympus Master / Olympus Studio / Olympus viewer software, connect the camera via USB to the computer and log onto the internet. Choose the Update Camera function from the Online Service menu in the Olympus Master / Olympus Studio / Olympus viewer software and the update will be initiated immediately.