Panasonic has issues a firmware update for its advanced Lumix DMC-LX3 digital camera.
September 28, 2009: Panasonic has issues a firmware update for its advanced Lumix DMC-LX3 digital camera.
With the upgrade, the DMC-LX3 will offer white balance bracket shooting; and white balance adjustment performance has been greatly improved across shooting situations such as fluorescent lighting, sunlight and low light. High Dynamic mode – released with the latest range of Lumix cameras – is now added to the LX3’s scene modes. It provides uniform exposure when capturing a scene that contains contrasting bright and dark areas. Users can also apply one of three artistic effects: Standard, Art or Black and White.
Other enhancements include wider exposure compensation range and bracketing settings and moveable composition guidelines controlled by the cursor or joystick for free framing. Overexposed sections of the image now shown in playback mode instead of in preview only. In addition, the most recent lens position in zooming and manual focusing will be retained in memory, so if the camera is switched off and then on again it will automatically return to this setting.
The photographer’s name can be embedded in the EXIF information of the picture and viewed when using the updated PHOTOfunSTUDIO Version.2.1 software. The new firmware is available at http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/dsc/.