Firmware Update: Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 1.3

Panasonic has for its Lumix DMC-G1 Micro Four Thirds cameras released a new firmware, which has been given 1.3 as the version number. These cameras have a Live MOS image sensor with 12.1 megapixels on board and can be equipped with various lenses from Panasonic, Olympus and Sigma. The corresponding list of changes looks like this:

Version 1.3:

  • Fixed the instability of operation when the lens is retracted into its barrel, using Olympus Imaging Corporation’s M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 lens.
  • Fixed the instability of operation, using Olympus Imaging Corporation’s M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 17mm f2.8 lens.
  • Improved the battery identification to assure the safety standards Panasonic uses for our customer’s safety.

[ Warning ]
After this firmware update your Panasonic Digital Camera cannot be operated by 3rd party batteries (non genuine Panasonic batteries).

Version 1.2:

  • Performances in the Auto White Balance and the color reproduction were improved.
  • A reliability on the flash operation in low temperature environments were improved.
  • File write back from PC to the camera was enabled also for the models shipped for Europe.

Version 1.1:

  • Makes it possible to check the exposure with Live View during the AE lock.
  • Makes it possible to continuously display the enlarged screen of the MF assist.
  • Added “color adjustment function” for the LCD monitor/View finder.
  • Added “Red-eye reduction forced flash on” to the flash setting for the [PARTY].
  • Improved the performance of AE(Auto Exposure) and AWB(Auto White Balance).
  • Improved the accuracy of flash control.
  • Improved the noise reduction during high sensitivity photo shooting.

Version number 1.3
Release status Final
Website Panasonic
License type Freeware