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Panasonic GH3 firmware update to be released in early July

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Panasonic GH3 firmware update to be released in early July

Panasonic has announced that Lumix DMC-GH3 camera owners will receive a firmware update in early July, in order to add several features and fix a bug affecting users.

Panasonic has unveiled the GH3 during Photokina 2012. The mirrorless interchangeable lens camera has been released on the market since November 2012, as a major upgrade over its predecessor, the GH2.

Panasonic GH3 update
Panasonic Lumix GH3 camera owners will be able to install a new firmware update sometime in early July, the company has announced. The upgrade will bring Low Light AF and Silent Mode support among others.

Panasonic GH3 firmware update release date is “early July”

The device has been the first mirrorless shooter in the world to capture videos at a bit rate of 72Mb/s. It is packed in a durable magnesium alloy body, which is resistant to dust and water.

In order to become even better, a new Panasonic GH3 firmware update will become available for download during the early stages of July 2013. The Japanese company has officially announced on its website that the upgrade will be released to improve usability and the camera’s general performance.

Panasonic GH3 firmware update changelog

Panasonic has revealed the firmware update’s changelog. According to official information, the Lumix GH3 will receive a Low Light AF mode, which is already found in the recently-announced GF6 and G6.

This mode allows the camera to focus on subjects in poorly-lit environments at -3EV. Since most cameras can focus at a maximum of -2EV, this means that GH3 will be able to autofocus in one stop less light than the rest of the pack.

The company will also add a Silent Mode, which will reduce internal operations’ sounds to make less noise when taking photos. The sounds made by the camera, including the shutter, will be cut down when enabling this mode.

A new setting will make its way into the camera and it will be called Exposure Comp. Reset. If photographers turn it on, then the exposure compensation will reset itself into the “0” position when turning the camera off or switching to a different shooting mode.

Last but not least, a bug, causing problems with WiFi connectivity on Mac PCs, has been fixed.

More Panasonic GH3 information

Panasonic GH3 also features an OLED screen and OLED viewfinder, 16-megapixel image sensor, up to 12800 ISO, WiFi, and a maximum shutter speed of 1/4000th of a second.

The Micro Four Thirds camera can be purchased at Amazon for $1,249, as well as at Adorama for the same price.

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