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Panasonic releases Lumix DMC-LX3 firmware version 1.2

Panasonic releases firmware update version 1.2 for the Lumix DMC-LX3 digital camera.

This second update offers the following improvements:

• Improved white balance flash mode setting when DMW-FL220 is connected.
• Proper setting of shutter speed on iA mode and Scene mode when OIS is turned ON.
• Proper Exif information in the JPEG picture file.
Check-out the Panasonic DMC-LX3 specifications & reviewsGoto the Panasonic DMC-LX3 firmware download page

In case you missed or did not apply the previous Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 firmware update, you will get these improvements too:

[Version 1.1]
• Improved auto focus performance.
• Improved auto white balance performance.
• Compatibility for the DMW-FL220 flash unit...

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 highlights

New LUMIX DMC-LX3 Combines Enhanced CCD Technology, LEICA Lens, and a Wide-Range of Manual Shooting Controls For Increased Creativity

Designed for easy, creative shooting, and high-performance in low-light conditions, the DMC-LX3 features a F2.0 24mm LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMICRON lens, 10.1 megapixels and an ultra-sensitive 1/1.63-inch CCD developed specifically for this model.  By combining a high-quality lens and sensor ready for a variety of shooting conditions with a wide-range of accessories and manual controls, the DMC-LX3 is ideal for professional photographers and serious amateurs looking for a compact digital camera that furthers their creative photography.

At the heart of the DMC-LX3, is its 1/1.63-inch CCD.  Making the intentional choice to limit the number of megapixels to 10.1 on its CCD, Panasonic was able to give more space for each pixel and also redesigned the peripheral circuits and other components to further minimize noise generation.  As a result, sensitivity is almost 40 percent higher and saturation is increased by 35 percent, when compared to Panasonic's 10 MP digital cameras*, giving the DMC-LX3 outstanding image quality and a wide dynamic range, and meeting the demand for a camera that works optimally in low-light environments.  The CCD is also capable of reproducing images in three aspect ratios – 4:3, 3:2 or 16:9.  The new Multi Aspect mode allows the camera to take an image in all three aspect ratios simultaneously, allowing users to choose the version that best suits their needs.

Additional information: Check-out the Panasonic DMC-LX3 specifications & reviews
January 16, 2009
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