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Just a few days after Olympus announced their plans to update the firmware on their micro four thirds rigs, Panasonic has followed suit. All three of their cameras will receive two upgrades, including “Improved operation menu for image stabilizer ([OFF] will be added under [STABILIZER] only when LUMIX G VARIO 14-42 mm / F3.5-5.6 ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S. (H-FS014042) is attached)” and improved AF for lenses “of other manufacturer.” The upgrades stop there for the GF1.

In addition, the DMC-GH1 will get AF functionality in full HD video mode with lenses compatible with contrast AF, as well as improved modulation accuracy from the flash. The DMC-G1 gets the same upgrades, minus the AF functionality in video mode.

As stated before, the firmware will be available for download at this link on May 10th at 8:00 GMT.