We’d like to apologize for the inconvenience as the download had been suspended in order to make sure the reliability of the firmware, more specifically in case of the use of some newly added functions in Ver.2.0 on Custom shooting mode.
Please download the newly released firmware, which has now become available as Ver.2.1.
For the users who have already updated LX3 to Ver.2.0
The camera which has been already updated to Ver.2.0, is also advised to update again to Ver.2.1
Download the V2.1 from Panasonic
Panasonic – DMC-LX3 Firmware Update Ver 2.0
- Improved auto white balance performance.
- Auto Focus speed-up.
- Recording function with an aspect ratio of 1:1 has been added.
- A white balance (WB) bracket function has been added.
- [HIGH DYNAMIC] has been added to scene mode.
- [LENS RESUME] has been added to the [SETUP] menu.
- [MENU RESUME] has been added to the [SETUP] menu.
- The exposure compensation and the auto bracket compensation can now be set up to ±3EV.
- Position of the guide line can now be set.
- It is now possible to display the highlights in playback mode.
- It is now possible to record the user’s name in the picture.
- Digital red-eye removal has been modified.
- Items saved in the custom set have changed.
DMC-LX3 Firmware update service
A New Micro Four Thirds Digital Interchangeable Lens
LEICA DG MACRO-ELMARIT 45 mm / F2.8 ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S.
with Outstanding Image Quality and High Mobility
Panasonic also unveiled a new macro lens of world renowned Leica name LEICA DG MACRO-ELMARIT 45 mm / F2.8 ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S. (35 mm camera equivalent: 90 mm) for another member of the LUMIX G Micro System.
Awaited long from enthusiastic photographers worldwide, the new LEICA DG MACRO-ELMARIT 45 mm / F2.8 ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S. boasts a superb image quality with minimum distortion, chromatic aberrations as well as ghosts and flares that passes a stringent Leica standard to go beyond their expectations.
The new lens system uses both an aspherical lens and an ED lens in its fourteen lenses in ten groups to realize outstanding compactness, taking advantage of the Micro Four Thirds standard to achieve dramatic downsizing while minimizing distortion and chromatic aberration. Panasonic’s Mega O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) suppresses the blurring that is commonly caused by hand-shake, making it easy to shoot clear shots for sharply focused macro shot or in dimly lit places without using a tripod.
A New Micro Four Thirds Digital Interchangeable Lens
LUMIX G 20 mm / F1.7 ASPH.
A Compact and Lightweight Pancake with Outstanding Brightness
Panasonic unveiled a new pancake interchangeable lens called the LUMIX G 20 mm / F1.7 ASPH. (35 mm camera equivalent: 40 mm) as a new member of the LUMIX G Micro System. The new LUMIX G 20 mm / F1.7 ASPH. features a dramatic compactness and light weight despite its F1.7 brightness allowing a beautiful soft focus for photos to be even more impressive.
Comprising of seven lenses in five groups, the new lens system uses two aspherical lenses most effectively to minimize both distortion and chromatic aberrations, achieving super high resolution corner to corner. The versatile 20 mm of focal distance (Equivalent to 40 mm on a 35 mm film camera) is suitable for wide variety of occasions from daily snapshots including sceneries like sunsets and dimly lit indoor shots to the deliberately creative shots taking advantage of its beautiful soft focus. When mounted on the LUMIX G Micro System Cameras, the LUMIX G 20 mm / F1.7 ASPH. allows use of the advanced contrast AF system, which includes a Face Recognition function, for more convenient, more enjoyable shooting.
The New Artistic Flat Design Camera DMC-GF1 From New-Generation System Camera LUMIX G Micro System
Featuring Creative Photography and HD Movie Recording
Panasonic has added a powerful new model DMC-GF1 to its LUMIX G Micro System lineup of new-generation digital interchangeable lens system cameras. Distinguished by an artistic flat body that is both elegant and compact, the new DMC-GF1 debuts as the world’s smallest and lightest system camera with a built-in flash*. The new GF1 takes its place as the third model in the revolutionary G series of digital interchangeable lens system cameras based on the Micro Four Thirds system standard. Panasonic took the market by storm with the series’ first model — the compact, lightweight DMC-G1, with its convenient size and brilliant image quality. The company broke more new ground when it launched the DMC-GH1, which added AVCHD full-HD movie recording.
The newest family member DMC-GF1 is sophisticated in form, offers an extensive function set, provides uncompromising performance, and delivers the ultimate in operating and shooting ease. The GF1 thoroughly optimizes the advantages of a system camera to assure outstanding image quality. It can record both vivid still shots and smooth, beautiful motion pictures. The GF1 features the advanced AVCHD Lite movie, which is ideal for recording extended HD movies and networking with other AV devices, and it can also record in the Motion JPEG format, which offers wide compatibility with PCs.
Class 6 SDHC, will be available Apr 25, 2008
Source : Panasonic
-Succession machine of high level machine “LUM1X LX2” equipped with width
-In “LX3”, a large-scale sensor and the zoom lens from a super-wide angle
region are installed.
-Live MOS of 3/4 types (1/1.33 types) is installed in the taking picture
-The lens zooms. 3.6 times considerable 21?75mm that can be covered to a super-wide angle regionBrightness : to a little darkness with F3.5?5.6 for the miniaturization.
-LCD monitor installs 2.7 type type of 16:9 ratios.
-The animation record corresponds to 1080i/30. The TV output with HDMI is also
-The battery is made mass. It is possible to take a picture of about 800 pieces.
-Open price. Shop assumption price about 98,000 yen. Sale schedule of late-May.
Source : digitalcamera.jp