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According to dpreview, “Panasonic has announced a firmware update for its Lumix DMC-LX3 digital compact camera. Version 1.3 improves auto white balance and general performance of the camera. It also rectifies minor operational issues. The latest version will be made available for download on the 1 June, 2009.”

Download link here, http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/dsc/download/LX3/index.html.

Source – dpreivew

Wow, seems like a busy week for firmware upgrades.  Click the following download link for more information.

Canon EOS 40D v.1.1.1 Firmware Update

Nikon D700 v.1.01 Firmware Upgrade

Nikon D3 v.2.01 Firmware Upgrade

Source – DPReview

[Updaed: 15 January 2009] Firmware v1.2 is out, check out the download site here.  Changes in this firmware update:

  1. Improved white balance flash mode setting when DMW-FL220 is connected.
  2. Proper setting of shutter speed on iA mode and Scene mode when OIS is turned ON.
  3. Proper Exif information in the JPEG picture file.

[Updated: 9 January 2009] According to Panasonic, the download site is temporally closed due to Next version of firmware, It is scheduled on 15 January 2009.

Hmm….. gonna wait and see what changes this time or the fact that they screwed up the last firmware update.

[Updated: 15 December 2008] The link is up now.

[27 November 2008] Panasonic is announcing a firmware update service for the DMC-LX3, Ver1.1. This new firmware includes a compatibility update for the optional FL220 flash unit, and improves auto white balance performance under different color temperatures and lighting.

Panasonic invites all users of DMC-LX3 to apply the updated firmware. The new firmware will be available worldwide on 15th of December, 2008 at http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/dsc/.

lumixflashAt the same time, Panasonic is also introducing a new flashgun for its point-and-shoot line of cameras.  The new DMW-FL220 features GN22 flash covering full 24mm wide angle while maintaining outstanding mobility. The DMW-FL220 is compatible with DMC-L1, L10, G1, FZ50 and LX3.

Source – Panasonic, DPReview

This from DPReview:

“Canon has released updated firmware for the EOS 5D Mk II. Firmware v1.0.7 addresses the ‘black dot’ and vertical banding issues experienced by users of firmware 1.0.6. The latest version can be downloaded from Canon’s website. The company also asks users to update their DPP and Picture Style Editor software.”

Important information for EOS 5D Mark II users.

We have learned that some users of the Canon EOS 5D Mark II digital SLR camera (with firmware version 1.0.6) have identified two types of image quality phenomena that appear under certain shooting conditions.

  1. “Black dot” phenomenon (the right side of point light sources becomes black)
  2. Vertical banding noise

Details of the phenomena and shooting conditions under which they are likely to occur (if the firmware is version 1.0.6) are as follows:

  1. “Black dot” phenomenon (the right side of point light sources becomes black)
    When shooting night scenes, the right side of point light sources (such as lights from building windows) may become black. The phenomenon may become visible if the images are enlarged to 100% or above on a monitor or if extremely large prints of the images are made.
  2. Vertical banding noise
    If the recording format is set to sRAW1, vertical banding noise may become visible depending on the camera settings, subject, and background.
    ▪ Vertical banding noise is not noticeable if the recording format is set to sRAW2.
    ▪ Vertical banding noise does not occur if the recording format is set to RAW or JPEG.
    ▪ Noise can be reduced if C.Fn II-3: Highlight tone priority is set to 0: Disable.

Firmware version 1.0.7. that addresses these phenomena is now available for downloading from the following Web site:

http://web.canon.jp/imaging/eosd/firm-e/eos5dmk2/firmware.html

Source – DPReview