The DMC-GH2 Gets a Hefty Firmware Update

panasonic_GH2_14-42mm_550.jpgThe Panasonic DMC-GH2 is a slick camera that's about to get better. In December, a new firmware version will launch for both the camera and the PHOTOfunSTUDIO software that comes bundled.

One of the biggest updates to the camera is a high quality video mode that gives you a 24Mbps bit rate. It also gives the camera better compatibility with Power Zoom lenses, speed improvements and plenty more.

The full notes are below:

  • New video mode which is suitable for editing video recorded at high bit rate (24Mbps)
  • New functional option with Power Zoom Lens ([DISP FOCAL LENGTH (Display of Focal Length)], [STEP ZOOM], [ZOOM RESUME], [ZOOM SPEED] and [ZOOM RING*])
  • Full area enlargement of AF area setting
  • Improvement in the speed of consecutive shooting when shot with auto bracket
  • Increased number of recordable images in consecutive shooting
  • [EX.TELE CONV. (Extra Tele Conversion)] can be set ON/OFF separately in photo or video recording
  • More accurate light adjustment of built-in flash
  • Improvement in the AF performance in video recording
  • Synchronization of alarm volume for low battery with [BEEP VOLUME]
  • New [HALF-PRESS RELEASE] function
  • Improved NR(Noise Reduction) in high sensitivity shooting
  • ON/OFF control of the touch-screen

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