Olympus Introduces MC-20 2x Teleconverter and Firmware 3.0 for E-M1 Mark II

Olympus today has officially announced the new MC-20 M.Zuiko Digital 2x Teleconverter and the new firmware update version 3.0 for E-M1 Mark II mirrorless camera.

The MC-20 M.Zuiko Digital 2x Teleconverter is now available for pre-order at B&H Photo Video/Adorama for $429.99.

The firmware version 3.0 for E-M1 Mark II now already released:

The most significant features include:

  • Autofocus
    • Autofocus algorithms from the E-M1X improves performance tracking moving subjects and makes S-AF more accurate
    • Group 25-point AF mode added; Center priority mode sticks to center focus point and will use surrounding points if subject moves ‘vigorously’
    • ‘Active use’ of PDAF improves performance when shooting video
    • Camera can now focus down to -6EV when using an F1.2 lens
  • Image quality
    • A new ‘Detail Priority’ mode reduces noise (at the expense of burst speed) at low ISOs in JPEGs
    • High ISO performance has been improved by 1/3-stop, according to Olympus
    • ISO 100 (Low) added
    • Anti-flicker mode added
  • Other
    • OM-Log400 added for more flexibility for color grading in video
    • Menus/playback mode can be entered while camera is writing to a memory card
    • Focus Stacking now offers choice of 3-15 shots
    • New Instant Film Art Filter
    • Support for USB Raw Data Edit with Olympus Workspace (see below)
    • Support for new MC-20 teleconverter