PRESS RELEASE: Panasonic Announces Firmware Updates For Lumix G2, Lumix G Vario HD 14-140mm Lens, And Software
SECAUCUS, NJ (September 21, 2010) – Panasonic today announced a firmware update for the LUMIX DMC-G2 , the LUMIX G VARIO HD 14-140mm interchangeable lens, as well as Panasonic’s PHOTOfunSTUDIO 5.0 HD edition software. With the LUMIX G2 firmware upgrade, the popular touch-screen DSLMicro camera will be compatible with Panasonic’s world’s first1 interchangeable 3D lens.
The LUMIX G VARIO HD 14-140mm lens (F4.0-5.8 ASPH/MEGA O.I.S) will be upgraded to firmware Version 1.3, allowing for improved Auto Focus (AF) speeds and performance as well as a reduced start-up time.
The LUMIX DMC-G2 firmware updates will allow for compatibility with the new interchangeable 3D lens, LUMIX G 12.5mm / F12 (H-FT012), also introduced today. The new interchangeable lens features two optical systems installed within the diameter of the lens mount, creating stereo images from the left and right lenses that are then processed with a 3D image processing system.
PHOTOfunSTUDIO 5.0 HD edition will also receive a firmware update to Version 1.1 which allows for images shot with the LUMIX G2 and new interchangeable 3D lens to be uploaded and sorted seamlessly. Additionally, with this update, images can be converted to 2D as well as written back to SD memory cards.
All firmware updates will be available later this fall, with Version 1.3 for the G VARIO HD 14-140mm lens being released in the beginning of October 2010 and Version 1.1 for the LUMIX DMC-G2 and PHOTOfunSTUDIO 5.0 HD edition available in November 2010.
For a digital interchangeable lens of September 21, 2010.
About Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company
Based in Secaucus, N.J., Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company (PCEC), is a Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation (NYSE: PC) and the hub of Panasonic's U.S. marketing, sales, service and R&D operations. In its commitment to provide consumers with extensive imaging resources, Panasonic LUMIX established the Digital Photo Academy, a series of nationwide workshops designed to instruct consumers how to optimize the features on their digital cameras and produce high-quality photos.
Panasonic is pledged to practice prudent, sustainable use of the earth's natural resources and protect our environment through the company’s Eco Ideas programs. Company information for journalists is available at www.panasonic.com/pressroom. For more than 20 years, Panasonic has been proud to support the Olympic Movement as an Official Worldwide Olympic Partner in the Audio and Visual Equipment category and, beginning in 2009, in the Digital Imaging category as well. Panasonic has also renewed its partnership with the International Olympic Committee for an additional eight years through the 2016 Summer Games. For more information, visit http://panasonic.net/olympic/.
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(First posted on Tuesday, September 21, 2010 at 04:00 EDT)