New Firmware for Panasonic GX1 and 100-300mm Lens

January 18, 2012 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Compact System Camera, Lenses | 1 Comment |
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Panasonic has announced upcoming firmware updates for the Lumix GX1 and G VARIO 100-300mm / F4.0-5.6 / MEGA O.I.S. lens. The GX1 firmware update shall improve AWB performance, enhance the performance of the AF-F and AF-C focus modes, improve operational stability with UHS-I compliant memory cards, add Step Zoom and Zoom Speed to the options selectable via the Fn button and the Q menu, and more. The firmware update for the lens will improve the performance of the optical image stabiliser. The firmware updates will be available in the end of January at Panasonic’s Customer Support Site.

Panasonic Press Release

Panasonic Announces the Firmware Update Program for DMC-GX1 and LUMIX G VARIO 100-300mm / F4.0-5.6 / MEGA O.I.S. (H-FS100300)

Panasonic announces the new firmware update program for the digital interchangeable lens system camera DMC-GX1 and LUMIX G VARIO 100-300mm / F4.0-5.6 / MEGA O.I.S. (H-FS100300) of LUMIX G Micro System. The firmware will be released to enhance the performance and usability in its control.

The following functions will be available with the new firmware:

DMC-GX1

-Enhancement in the performance of AWB

-Enhancement in the performance of [AFF] (AF Flexible) and [AFC] (AF Continuous)

-Improved stability when used with the SD Memory Card complying with UHS-I

-Addition of [STEP ZOOM] and [ZOOM SPEED] in the setting of [Fn] (Function) button and [Q.MENU]

-Reflection of [DRIVE MODE] settings to [CUSTOM SETTING]

-[MENU RESUME] in each menu tab

-Page flip in the menu tab with [DISP.] (Display) button

LUMIX G VARIO 100-300mm / F4.0-5.6 / MEGA O.I.S. (H-FS100300)

-Improved performance of O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer)

The firmware program will be available in the end of January at Panasonic’s Customer Support Site http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/dsc/.



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#1 Ted Baker

Ive just got a the new GX1 and couldn't fault it one bit! Not yet invested into the 100-300 lens yet but that looks like im going to do this soon. Got the standard kit for only £499 from fotosense http://www.fotosense.co.uk/catalogsearch/result/?q=gx1
Take a look if you cant believe it!

3:27 pm - Wednesday, January 18, 2012