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Panasonic GH3 and G5 cameras receive new firmware updates

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Panasonic GH3 and G5 cameras receive new firmware updates

Panasonic GH3 and G5 firmware updates have been released for download in order to repair some bugs troubling the users.

Panasonic and other camera manufacturers are relentless in releasing firmware updates for their products. Such actions are necessary as some problems with the devices might slip past the testing. The latest update concerns Lumix DMC-G5 and GH3 users, who can download a new firmware version right now.

Panasonic GH3 and G5
New firmware updates have been released for the Panasonic GH3 and G5 cameras. Lumix GH3 now features Low Light AF and Silent Mode support among others, while the Lumix G5 is now displaying the AVCHD frame rate properly.

New Panasonic GH3 and G5 firmware updates released for download

Panasonic GH3 and G5 changelogs are not identical, despite the fact that they have been released at the same time. Apparently, the one for the G5 is very scarce and it only concerns lensmen using the PAL broadcasting standard. The AVCHD frame rate wording used to say “60p/60i/30p” and it has been corrected to display “50p/50i/25p”.

Panasonic GH3 users get Low Light AF and Silent Mode support

On the other hand, the update for the GH3 consists of more bullet points. The first refers to adding Low Light AF support, which is useful in poorly-lit environments.

The next change adds the new Silent Mode, which makes the camera’s operations more quiet. The electronic shutter and the shutter sounds are both reduced, the flash is set to a minimum, while other operation noises are turned down.

A new Exposure Comp. Reset option has been added, too. When turned on, the camera will automatically reset exposure compensation to “0” if the user changes the shooting mode or turns off the camera.

Moreover, photographers will no longer encounter any issues when connecting to Apple Mac OS X PCs through WiFi.

Last but not least, autofocus speeds have been improved when using the H-PS14042 and H-PS45175 lenses. The former consists of the Lumix G X Vario PZ 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH Power O.I.S, while the latter is the Lumix G X Vario PZ 45-175mm f/4.0-5.6 ASPH Power O.I.S.

Download and many other links

The new Panasonic GH3 and G5 firmware updates can be downloaded at the company’s official product support page, where installation instructions are also available.

Amazon is offering the DMC-GH3 and the DMC-G5 for $1,049 and $479 respectively.

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