The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 will soon be getting a firmware update that is said to improve the camera’s functionality. The GX1 is Panasonic new flagship compact Micro Four Thirds (MFT) digital camera and the proud successor of the venerable GF1.
As a reminder, the Panasonic GX1 mirrorless interchangeable lens camera (MILC) has a 16-megapixel Live MOS sensor, similar to the one in the Panasonic G3 and a 3-inch 460k dot touchscreen LCD with touch-focus. The GX1 uses contrast autofocus, claiming to be as fast as 0.09 seconds. It’s all nicely contained in a compact aluminium body. You might want to check out our comparison of the GX1 against other flagship compact MILCs.
The firmware update will bring enhancements to the camera’s auto white balance and its continuous and flexible autofocus performance. The update will also improve handling as you will be able access step zoom and zoom speed settings from the function (Fn) and Q-Menu buttons. The update also improves stability of the camera when using high-speed UHS-I SD memory cards.
Panasonic is also updating the Lumix G Vario 100-300mm/f4.0-5.6 Micro Four Thirds lens, for better image stabilization performance.
Both updates will be available by the end of January on Panasonic’s website (link below).
The improvements in the new firmware are:
- Enhancement in the performance of AWB
- Enhancement in the performance of [AFF] (AF Flexible) and [AFC] (AF Continuous)
- Improved stability when used with the SD Memory Card complying with UHS-I
- Addition of [STEP ZOOM] and [ZOOM SPEED] in the setting of [Fn] (Function) button and [Q.MENU]
- Reflection of [DRIVE MODE] settings to [CUSTOM SETTING]
- [MENU RESUME] in each menu tab
- Page flip in the menu tab with [DISP.] (Display) button
LUMIX G VARIO 100-300mm / F4.0-5.6 / MEGA O.I.S. (H-FS100300)
- Improved performance of O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer)