If you're part of the mobile world, especially if you're dealing with something like Android, you know that any update, no matter how insignificant, to your hardware can get pretty exciting. Imagine the excitement then that owners of the Panasonic Lumix LX5 are feeling when they hear their fabulous camera is about to be upgraded with a sweet, sweet firmware upgrade. Panasonic has announced that the Lumix DMC-LX5 will be getting a firmware update on September 13, 2011, one that will optimize the camera's performance and will bump the image quality of the photos and video the camera can capture.
What Panasonic has come up with here, along with about a billion other pieces of news today, if you did not know, is a performance upgrade including autofocus algorithms derived directly from Panasonic's Light Speed autofocus system for improved AF speed. In addition to this, the upgrade will furthermore augment image stabilization with Active Mode from the sweetness of Power OIS, all this for excellence in video shooting without jumping all about.
Adjustments will be made to this camera's auto white balance in low light, this making it easier for you to snap around in the club, if that's you're thing. You'll have the ability once this update has gone through to invoke noise reduction for ISO 1600 and ISO 3200 shots. You'll have a brand new "Miniature" effect added to your arsenal that we're not aware of the details on at the moment. Your maximum shutter will be increased to 250 seconds. You'll be able to adjust saturation, brightness, and warmth of your LCD as well as add EVF for a more accurate preview of color.
Panasonic lets us know that you will be able to download this firmware update starting at right around 1 AM ET on September 13th, 2011, right on over at the most hardcore update site on the internet: Panasonic.JP. Hit em up!