PANASONIC EXPANDS HD LENS LINE-UP WITH FIRMWARE UPDATE FOR LUMIX G SERIES INTERCHANGEABLE LENSES
MISSISSAUGA, ON (October 5, 2011) – Panasonic Canada Inc. today announced the availability of new firmware that upgrades four of its LUMIX G Series interchangeable lenses to HD. Resulting in exceptional HD video capabilities, the updated lenses excel in tracking focus in video recording while providing silent auto focus and exposure control; and offer enhanced stability of O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer).
With this upgrade, Panasonic’s LUMIX G Series of lenses now includes seven HD capable options, and all are compatible with the company’s line of Compact System Cameras, including the new 2011 models: LUMIX GF3, LUMIX GF2, LUMIX GH2 and LUMIX G3. The 1.1 firmware is accessible at http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/dsc/ and will be available mid-October in the “Support” section at Panasonic.ca. This update will enhance the following four LUMIX G Series lenses:
o LUMIX G 14mm / F2.5 ASPH. (H-H014)
o LUMIX G VARIO 14-42mm / F3.5-5.6 ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S. (H-FS014042)
o LUMIX G FISHEYE 8mm / F3.5 (H-F008)
o LUMIX G VARIO 100-300mm / F4.0-5.6 / MEGA O.I.S. (H-FS100300)
These lenses join three previously upgraded LUMIX G Series lenses:
o LUMIX G VARIO 7-14mm / F4.0 ASPH. (H-F007014)
o LUMIX G VARIO 14-45mm / F3.5-5.6 ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S. (H-FS014045)
o LUMIX G VARIO 45-200mm / F4.0-5.6 / MEGA O.I.S. (H-FS045200)
Panasonic products are marketed in Canada by Panasonic Canada Inc. (PCI). PCI is an affiliate of Panasonic Corporation (PC) of Japan, one of the world’s largest producers of electronic and electric products for consumer, business, and industrial use. Consumers seeking more information on the company’s products can call Panasonic’s Customer Care Centre at 1-800-561-5505 or access Panasonic’s home page at www.panasonic.ca.