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Panasonic announces firmware updates

AMENDED: Panasonic updates firmware for DMC-GH1,G1 and LUMIX G VARIO HD 14-140mm / F4.0-5.8 ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S. (H-VS014140)

A new firmware is released for Panasonic LUMIX G Micro System cameras and a lens. The firmware Version 1.1 for DMC-GH1 allows faster burst shooting and improves control of shutter speed and stability of AF in movie recording. It also enhances performance and compatibility of the camera in other points. The firmware Version 1.3 for DMC-G1 improves the compatibility of Micro Four Thirds lens. Firmware Version 1.1 for DMC-GH1 and Version 1.3 for DMC-G1 also include an update to the battery technology, so the camera can identify genuine Panasonic batteries. For the protection of our customers Panasonic developed this technology after it was discovered that some 3rd party batteries do not meet Panasonic rigid safety standards and could lead to an accident causing damage to your camera or personal injury.

The firmware Version 1.1 for LUMIX G VARIO HD 14-140mm / F4.0-5.8 ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S. (H-VS014140) improves O.I.S. in movie recording mode and compatibility of Micro Four Thirds camera.

Panasonic invites all users of DMC-GH1, G1 and LUMIX G VARIO HD 14-140mm / F4.0-5.8 ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S.(H-VS014140) to apply the updated firmware. The new firmware and detailed information is available worldwide at panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/dsc/.