PANASONIC ANNOUNCES FIRMWARE UPDATES FOR LUMIX G2, LUMIX G VARIO HD 14-140MM LENS AND SOFTWARE
MISSISSAUGA, ON (September 22, 2010) – Panasonic Canada Inc. today announced a firmware update for the LUMIX DMC-G2, the LUMIX G VARIO HD 14-140mm interchangeable lens, as well as Panasonic’s PHOTOfunSTUDIO 5.0 HD edition software. With the LUMIX G2 firmware upgrade, the popular touch-screen DSLMicro camera will be compatible with Panasonic’s world’s first1 interchangeable 3D lens.
The LUMIX G VARIO HD 14-140mm lens (F4.0-5.8 ASPH/MEGA O.I.S) will be upgraded to firmware Version 1.3, allowing for improved Auto Focus (AF) speeds and performance as well as a reduced start-up time.
The LUMIX DMC-G2 firmware updates will allow for compatibility with the new interchangeable 3D lens, LUMIX G 12.5mm / F12 (H-FT012), also introduced today. The new interchangeable lens features two optical systems installed within the diameter of the lens mount, creating stereo images from the left and right lenses that are then processed with a 3D image processing system.
PHOTOfunSTUDIO 5.0 HD edition will also receive a firmware update to Version 1.1 which allows for images shot with the LUMIX G2 and new interchangeable 3D lens to be uploaded and sorted seamlessly. Additionally, with this update, images can be converted to 2D as well as written back to SD memory cards.
All firmware updates will be available later this fall, with Version 1.3 for the G VARIO HD 14-140mm lens being released in the beginning of October 2010 and Version 1.1 for the LUMIX DMC-G2 and PHOTOfunSTUDIO 5.0 HD edition available in November 2010. For a digital interchangeable lens of September 21, 2010.
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.