PANASONIC ANNOUNCES FIRMWARE UPDATES FOR ITS POPULAR LUMIX DMC-LX5 DIGITAL CAMERA
MISSISSAUGA, ON (August 26, 2011) – Panasonic Canada Inc. today announced a new firmware update for the LUMIX DMC-LX5 digital camera. Version 2.0 firmware will help to improve performance and enhance usability by upgrading key camera functions.
Software updates include a redesigned algorithm which will give the LUMIX LX5 extremely fast autofocus speeds. The High ISO Noise Reduction Mode is a new feature that will offer deliberate noise reduction for images shot at high ISO 1600/3200 sensitivity. There will also be a significant improvement to the performance of auto white balance adjustment in low light situations.
For functional upgrades, the LUMIX LX5 Active Mode will be integrated into the effective handshake correction system POWER O.I.S., helping users shoot more stable video even while walking. Expanding on the My Color Mode settings, the popular Miniature Effect Mode will allow the user to focus on an object and blur surroundings; a technique that can be applied to both photo and video. Also, the conventional 60-second maximum shutter speed limit will be extended to 250 seconds – this will assist in shooting illuminated night sky and darkened scenery.
Additional enhancements include improved shutter operation, incorporating continuous focusing with both half-shutter and full-shutter shooting. Autofocus and manual focus will be made even easier to use in situations where precision is desired. For instance, once a focus area has been set it can easily be retrieved, making this a convenient function for tripod shooting. And finally, the brightness, contrast/saturation and red/blue tint of the LCD monitor and external viewfinder will be adjusted to reproduce colour settings which are more true to the subject.
The new firmware will be available in mid-September in the Support section at
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