Panasonic will Update LUMIX DMC-LX5 Firmware

The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LX5 is getting a new firmware updated, dubbed "version 2.0", on September 13. Updates include:

  • A revised auto focus algorithm for super fast AF speeds.

  • A new High ISO Reduction Mode for images shot at ISO 1600 or 3200.

  • An upgraded auto white balance for low light settings.

  • Active Mode for POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilization). This will help users shoot cleaner, hand held video.

  • Miniature Effect Mode (aking to Tilt-Shift photography), which can be used for stills or video.

  • The 60-second shutter speed limitation will be expanded to 250 seconds.

  • The LCD viewfinder's color settings (brightness, contrast/saturation, red/blue tint) are getting adjusted to be more "true."

The LX5's new firmware will be available worldwide on September 13, 2011 at 1:00am ET by clicking here.