Originally Posted by Ruben
Can you, or anyone else give expamples of those new features that I guess should improve the camera functions ?
Here are the features of the various updates for the DMC-G1 as provided by Panasonic, from the G1 section of their website at
Update Contents for DMC-G1
Improved operation menu for image stabilizer ([OFF] will be added under [STABILIZER] only when LUMIX G VARIO 14-42 mm / F3.5-5.6 ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S. (H-FS014042) is attached).
Improved modulation accuracy of flash
Improved AF (auto focus) performance with lenses of other manufacturer.
Improved Auto Focus performance for the subject in low contrast.
Improved the stability of AE(Auto Exposure) control for H-ES045 lens(to be introduced in Oct., 2009).
Fixed the instability of operation when the lens is retracted into its barrel, using Olympus Imaging Corporation's M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 lens.
Fixed the instability of operation, using Olympus Imaging Corporation's M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 17mm f2.8 lens.
Improved the battery identification to assure the safety standards Panasonic uses for our customer's safety.
[ Warning ]
After this firmware update your Panasonic Digital Camera cannot be operated by unauthorised 3rd party batteries.
< Important Notice for non genuine Panasonic or 3rd party battery packs(Recommendation for Use of Genuine Panasonic Battery Pack) >
Performances in the Auto White Balance and the color reproduction were improved.
A reliability on the flash operation in low temperature environments were improved.
File write back from PC to the camera was enabled also for the models shipped for Europe.
Makes it possible to check the exposure with Live View during the AE lock.
Makes it possible to continuously display the enlarged screen of the MF assist.
Added "color adjustment function" for the LCD monitor/View finder.
Added "Red-eye reduction forced flash on" to the flash setting for the [PARTY].
Improved the performance of AE(Auto Exposure) and AWB(Auto White Balance).
Improved the accuracy of flash control.
Improved the noise reduction during high sensitivity photo shooting.
An instruction manual for DMC-G1 after version 1.1 Update [updated PDF]