Olympus OM-D EM1 features Tethered Shooting & Wi-Fi

Posted by: on Nov 06, 2014

Olympus OM-D EM1 features Tethered Shooting & Wi-Fi

Tethering Software

Photo courtesy of Olympus
Photo courtesy of Olympus

With the introduction of new firmware Version 2.0 from Olympus, USB tethered shooting is now enabled for the Olympus OM-D EM1®. This is an ideal integration for the workflow of photographers utilizing this camera.


cu1917-tether-tools-tetherpro-usb-2-active-extension-cable-16ft-orange-MAINThe correct tethering cable for the Olympus OM-D EMI is proprietary cable connection that is unavailable in the longer lengths.  What we recommend in this situation is using the short cable that was included with your camera and connecting it to a USB Active extension to achieve the longer distances needed.

USB specifications recommend limiting the length of a passive USB cable to 15 feet (4.6.m).  A USB Active Extension, available in 16, 32, 49 or 65 foot (5, 9.7,15 or 20m) lengths, used in conjunction with your passive USB cable, will boost the signal, reduce transmission errors and lower noise enabling the longer tethering distances when needed.

Firmware Version 2.0 is pre-installed on the Olympus OM-D EM1 silver model (available September 2014). Owners can enjoy the features of the new release by upgrading their existing Olympus Viewer software.

**NOTE: Olympus Capture Studio Tethering Application will be available September 24, 2014 at 10:00pm ET at no cost.

Click here for the full press release.

Also Features Built-In Wi-Fi

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The OM-D EM1 features built-in Wi-Fi. By using the Olympus Image Share (O.I. Share) application on your smart-device, the remote function allows you to control your camera’s settings such as:

  • Shutter Speed
  • Aperture
  • ISO
  • Live Bulb shooting
  • and more!

To see the full function list, click here.

Click here for iPad/Tablet & smart-device mounting solutions.