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Olympus Releases Free OM-D Webcam Software for Mac Users

Olympus has just announced the release of its OM-D Webcam Beta software for Mac. Almost two months after releasing the software for Windows, Mac users can now turn select OM-D cameras into ultra-high-quality webcams for livestreaming or video conferencing without using a capture card.

Olympus Unveils Webcam Software for OM-D Cameras, New Lens Roadmap

Recent industry-shaking news aside, Olympus isn't going anywhere just yet. In fact, earlier today, the company revealed an updated lens roadmap and released OM-D Webcam Beta Software: a Windows-only program that turns several of the most popular OM-D cameras into webcams for livestreaming and video conferencing.

Olympus E-M1 Mark II Will Feature a Handheld High Res Mode: Report

Several cameras have now been released that feature some type of "high resolution mode"—the Pentax K1's Pixel Shift and Hassy's Multi-Shot, for example. But it sounds like Olympus is planning to change the game with their own high res mode that will work handheld, no tripod required.

Review: The Olympus OM-D E-M10 II is Solid But Has a Lackluster EVF

In 2008, both Olympus and Panasonic teamed up to create the Micro Four Thirds sensor standard for mirrorless cameras. Seven years later, I sit with the Olympus E-M10 Mark II in front of me. It's a more affordable camera than its older siblings, the E-M5 and E-M1, and today we'll be taking a look to see what the company’s ‘budget’ OM-D has to offer. There's an OLED viewfinder, Wi-Fi control, 8.5fps burst shooting, and five-axis stabilization -- we are expecting a smooth ride.

Use This Secret Code to View Hidden Info on Olympus Cameras

Olympus Russia had recently posted a photograph showing the above image, which showcases a secret data screen on one of their OM-D cameras. In fact, there are three pages of data screens that provide information from how many times the camera’s shutter has been released, to how many times the flash has been fired, and much more. Olympus has since taken down the image, but the secret access code has now been outed.

4 Mirrorless Cameras Battle the Nikon D4s in an AutoFocus Shootout

TheCameraStoreTV released this very timely video yesterday in which they putting the autofocus systems of four separate mirrorless cameras -- the Fuji X-T1, Sony a6000, Olympus OMD E-M1 and Panasonic GH4 -- to the test against the mighty Nikon D4S.

Each of these cameras have claimed at some point or another in their marketing that they indeed have the fastest autofocus, so The Camera Store's goal was to see which one could rise above the pack.

Hands-On Autofocus Battle Between the Olympus OM-D EM-5 and Canon EOS M

The Canon EOS M is quickly becoming the laughingstock of the mirrorless party due to its autofocus system, which leaves much to be desired in terms of speed. To show just how sluggish the system really is, Tomek Kulas over at M43.eu did this very simple yet informative "hands-on test" that pits the EOS M against one of its archrivals: the Olympus OM-D EM-5.

Olympus OM-D EM-5’s Art Filter Works Nicely as a Focus Peaking Feature

For those of you who are desperate for Olympus to release a focus peaking feature for the OM-D EM-5, did you know that there's a trick you can use for "ghetto focus peaking"?

A French photographer named Nicolas recently found that the camera's "Key Line" Art Filter actually works quite well as a focus peaking feature. Simply turn on the filter, set your camera to shoot RAW+JPEG, and focus/shoot away. You can throw away the artsy-filtered JPEG files afterward, but the RAW photographs will be precisely focused thanks to the clever "hack"!

Hacker Reportedly Finds Hidden Features in the Olympus OM-D EM-5

The Olympus OM-D EM-5 is a powerful little camera, but what owners are using these days many only be a portion of what the camera is fully capable of. 43 Rumors writes that an anonymous hacker is claiming to have hacked the camera using some firmware update trickery. What he or she found was quite interesting: hidden and locked features such as clean HDMI 4:2:2 output and focus peaking!