New Lumix G Series Lens Firmware Improves Video Capabilities

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Panasonic’s Lumix cameras do an outstanding job of capturing still images, but they’re also very popular tools for shooting high-definition video. A new firmware update for seven of its G Series Lumix lenses was announced today that enhances their ability to shoot smoother-looking video. Improvements include better Optical Image Stabilization (O.I.S.), quieter autofocus, and better-tracking focus in video mode.

What you won’t find on Panasonic’s official press release is that the new firmware also adds stepless aperture functionality to the G Series lenses when shooting video in Intelligent Auto mode. This makes automatic aperture changes visually smoother and silent.

These are the seven G Series lenses that get the 1.1 firmware update:

Lumix G 14mm

Lumix G Fisheye 8mm

Lumix G Vario 7–14mm

Lumix G Vario 14–42mm

Lumix G Vario 100–300mm

Lumix G Vario 14–45mm

Lumix G Vario 45–200mm

Follow this link for the download and installation instructions:

http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/dsc/download/fts/index2.html