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Panasonic releases a new firmware update for the DMC-LX3, TZ6/ZS1 and TZ7/ZS3 digital cameras. The latest firmware update version 2.2 and 1.3 resp. offers this improvement:

"…Optimization of software processing.
*Change in software version has no effect on camera performance…"

Your guess is as good as mine as to what the update actually accomplishes...
Check-out the Panasonic DMC-LX3 specifications & reviewsGo to the Panasonic DMC-LX3 firmware version 2.2 download page
Go to the Panasonic DMC-TZ6/ZS1 firmware version 1.3 download page
Go to the Panasonic DMC-TZ7-ZS3 firmware version 1.3 download page

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

Ver 2.1
Correction of custom mode.  
Ver 2.0
Improved auto white balance performance.
Auto Focus speed-up.
Recording function with an aspect ratio of 1:1 has been added.
A white balance (WB) bracket function has been added.
[HIGH DYNAMIC] has been added to scene mode.
[LENS RESUME] has been added to the [SETUP] menu.
[MENU RESUME] has been added to the [SETUP] menu.
The exposure compensation and the auto bracket compensation can now be set up to ±3EV.
Position of the guide line can now be set.
It is now possible to display the highlights in playback mode.
It is now possible to record the user's name in the picture.
Digital red-eye removal has been modified.
Items saved in the custom set have changed.
Concerning the DMC-LX3 Firmware Update
PHOTOfunSTUDIO 2.1 Update Program
Ver 1.3
Improved auto white balance performance.
Improved auto white balance performance in sunset mode.
Improved recovery operation from unremoved lens cap.
Improved operation of MF ASSIST/AF area selection.
Improved display of Manual Exposure Assistance.  
Ver 1.2
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.
Ver 1.1
Compatibility update for the DMW-FL220 flash unit.
Improved auto white balance performance.
Improved auto focus performance.

In case you missed or did not apply the previous Panasonic DMC-TZ6/ZS1 firmware updates, you will get these improvements too:

Ver 1.2
Improvement of battery detection for safety standards Panasonic uses.
(After this firmware update your Panasonic Digital Camera cannot be operated by unauthorised 3rd party batteries.)
Ver 1.1
Capable of playing back AVCHD motion picture format (1,280 x 720 ) taken with Panasonic Digital Camera DMC-GH1.
Notes: Not capable of playing back Full HD (1,920 x 1,080) motion picture format.
*This update of firmware is already included in some units depending on the production timing.
Noise of auto focusing (Quick AF) is reduced during action.

In case you missed or did not apply the previous Panasonic DMC-TZ7/ZS3 firmware updates, you will get these improvements too:

Ver 1.2
Improvement of battery detection for safety standards Panasonic uses.
(After this firmware update your Panasonic Digital Camera cannot be operated by unauthorised 3rd party batteries.)
Ver 1.1
Noise of auto focusing (Quick AF) is reduced during action.
The quality of viewing image(still image) is improved.

Additional information: Check-out the Panasonic DMC-LX3 specifications & reviews
July 31, 2010
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