Panasonic announces firmware update for Lumix GX1


Although the camera has only been on dealer's shelves for a few weeks, Panasonic has issued an update to the firmware of the Lumix GX1. The update is said to enhance AWB, AAF (AF Flexible) and AFC modes and adds a step zoom option in the customizable Fn menu, as well as addressing other, more minor, issues with the UI. The update also is said to improve the image stabilizer function of the LUMIX G VARIO 100-300mm f/4.0-5.6 zoom.

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) to Enhance Performance and Usability
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:

-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


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