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Olympus Adds XZ-1 Firmware Update

4/13/2011 11:16:28 AM Eastern

Center Valley, Pa. -- Olympus
released Wednesday a version 1.2 firmware update for the XZ-1 camera.

 The update adds picture horizontal/vertical
picture orientation to the camera menu, enabling it to record which way the
image was oriented when captured, so in playback, the orientation of an image
can be rotated by using the control ring.

The desired orientation is then saved in the Exif portion of the
image file. The function is user selectable.

To download and install the update, XZ-1 owners should launch the
Olympus [ib] software and connect the camera via USB cable to an internet
connected computer. 

Then choose the update function from the Camera menu in the
software for the update to be applied.