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OM-1 firmware update coming this fall

An OM System OM-1 Firmware Update is Coming and Will Improve AF and UX

Following the launch of the OM System OM-1 Mark II, many photographers wondered, "Could this have been a firmware update?" There are quite a few new features exclusive to the new Micro Four Thirds flagship camera because it features improved processing power and memory. Nonetheless, OM Digital Solutions (OMDS) has heard the complaints and has announced a new firmware update for the original OM-1.

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The Best Is Yet to Come for OM System

The OM-1 Mark II has landed with more of a whimper than a bang. It's a great camera but there's not much new about it. However, the rush to pass judgment on what the lack of novel features means for the future of OM System and Micro Four Thirds at large is premature.

OM System OM-1 Mark II

OM System OM-1 Mark II Adds Live Graduated ND, Improved AF, and More

OM Digital Solutions Corporation has unveiled the OM System OM-1 Mark II. The successor to 2022's OM-1 flagship camera includes everything that made the OM-1 "the best Micro Four Thirds camera ever made," but the "Mark II" moniker doesn't include the substantial upgrades photographers may be expecting.

The Most Forgettable Announcements of 2023

The Most Forgettable Announcements of 2023

This year included some fantastic new cameras, lenses, and accessories. From the Nikon Z8 and the Sony a7CR to the Canon RF 100-300mm f/2.8 and Sigma 14mm f/1.4 DG DN Art, nearly every camera maker brought something amazing to the table. However, some of them also announced products that slipped through the cracks by virtue of being dreadfully boring, if not outright bad.

Micro Four Thirds 2023 Recap

Micro Four Thirds in 2023: Quality Over Quantity

Micro Four Thirds remains an excellent system for photo and video applications. Despite the relatively small image sensor size, Micro Four Thirds cameras like 2022's OM System OM-1 and Panasonic GH6 show that great things come in small packages. However, what about 2023? What new Micro Four Thirds cameras and lenses arrived this year?

Best Retro Cameras in 2024

Merriam-Webster defines “retro” as “fashionably nostalgic or old-fashioned.” With the rise in popularity of shooting on film over the past few years and the extraordinary success of instant cameras among the general populace, I think it is fair to say that retro cameras are likewise lusted after by many.

David Joseph Spiders

Photographer Searches for Spiders Nightly for Amazing Macro Photos

The last time PetaPixel spoke with talented macro photographer David Joseph, he was using his smartphone to incredible effect. Joseph has now upgraded to a dedicated camera system and pointed his new macro lens at spiders, an oft-misunderstood and rarely appreciated arthropod that plays a vital role in ecosystems across every continent, save for Antarctica.

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Your Disdain for Micro Four Thirds is Misguided

Micro Four Thirds (MFT) is perhaps the most derided of all camera formats in modern digital photography. It is constantly overlooked, scoffed at, and is the subject of disdain. It really shouldn't be, and you all are way too hard on it.