Olympus brings wireless flash control to SP-560UZ with firmware update
Olympus just released version 3.1 of the SP-560UZ's firmware, giving the camera wireless flash control.
Olympus just released the latest firmware for its super-zoom EVF (electronic viewfinder) camera, the
Some digital SLRs can use wireless flash units, but this is the first time we've seen a non-SLR able to do it. The SP-560UZ is the first EVF camera we've seen to support remote flashes. While you probably won't be using wireless flashes when you're out shooting (authorities frown on suspicious characters placing small boxes in corners and walking away), this feature works nicely for home photography and studio shooting. Multiple flashes can help balance out light and offer much greater control over shadows and reflections than a single, camera-mounted flash can.
Of course, these wireless flashes don't come cheap; flashes like the