Firmware Update for HD Lens

Panasonic Announces the Expansion of HD Lens* Line-up and the Firmware Update Program for the Interchangeable Lenses of LUMIX G Micro System.

Panasonic has set a new standard for the camera’s performance of auto focus and its silence performance for users to fully enjoy HD video recording. The following seven lenses clear this standard to be introduced as the HD Lenses.

*HD Lens is a high performance interchangeable lens that realizes high quality video recording. The lens excels in the performance of tracking focus in video recording while offering silent auto focus and exposure control.

HD Lenses of LUMIX G Micro System
(1) LUMIX G 14mm / F2.5 ASPH. (H-H014)
(2) LUMIX G VARIO 14-42mm / F3.5-5.6 ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S. (H-FS014042)
(3) LUMIX G FISHEYE 8mm / F3.5 (H-F008)
(4) LUMIX G VARIO 100-300mm / F4.0-5.6 / MEGA O.I.S. (H-FS100300)
(5) LUMIX G VARIO 7-14mm / F4.0 ASPH. (H-F007014)
(6) LUMIX G VARIO 14-45mm / F3.5-5.6 ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S. (H-FS014045)
(7) LUMIX G VARIO 45-200mm / F4.0-5.6 / MEGA O.I.S. (H-FS045200)

The lens (1)-(4) offers more comfortable HD video recording by improving the video recording performance with the firmware update.

Firmware Update Program Version 1.1
-Enhanced stability of O.I.S.(Optical Image Stabilizer) in video recording.
-Reduced sound of auto focusing in video recording.

The firmware programs is available at http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/dsc/

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Member Comments

  1. bigred posted a comment on 13 September 2011 at 10:57 pm
    Expert User

    erm.. that should be ‘New’ or Additional’ Lenses of (the) Lumix G Micro System – as it stands looks as if the 14-140mm and the new X’s have lost their existing HD status. I’m sure that’s not the case but then I’ve been around here for a while.

  2. sfkitt posted a comment on 21 September 2011 at 1:01 pm

    Looking on the download site it is not clear if the firmware update includes G3, I have 2 of the lenses mentioned above 14-42mm & 45-200mm

    I have checked the camera and it is showing version 1.0 for both camera and lens.

    As I have said though the G3 is not mentioned on the download instructions, I also have an Apple Mac not PC.

    Any help welcome

  3. ataprocs posted a comment on 1 October 2011 at 8:57 pm

    Just follow up instruction on these pages and you’ll get lens version 1.1 for G3 camera also:
    http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/dsc/download/fts/index2.html
    http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/dsc/download/fts/step_l2.html

  4. clarnico posted a comment on 9 October 2011 at 9:50 am

    Hi Steven, if you haven’t already found the answer the the support link above will put you right, the update is suspended with regards to the G3 & GF3 until proved stable.

  5. js0blx@btinternet.com posted a comment on 24 November 2011 at 9:10 pm

    Looking for Mount Adaptor that will give me access to the Sigma APO 50-500 or any other ultra -zoom lens of that approx size and still give me all the actions of my Lumix G Vario 45-200 Telephoto Lens

    John Sellars 73s

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