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October/November firmware update round-up

Date posted: Wednesday, November 16, 2011

It's time again for a round-up of recent firmware updates to cameras and lenses. For this update, I'm going back to the beginning of October, since I didn't do this last month. Thanks to the folks who pointed out some of the updates that I initially missed.
  • Canon EOS-5D Mark II: corrects possible bug when using AE bracketing
  • Fuji FinePix X10: corrects incorrect aperture display and AF hunting in tracking mode
  • Fuji FinePix X100: improves AF performance at close distances, abnormal patterns on LCD when using "shadow tone" feature, and changes when AE/AF are locked when using self-timer
  • Nikon D7000: fixes numerous bugs related to memory cards, U1/U2 spots on mode dial, battery info, playback zoom, and more
  • Olympus E-P3: fixes issues with the touchscreen being disabled when the optional EVF is used, and disappearing focus points when using an Eye-Fi card; use Olympus Viewer or Updater to install
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3/GF3: adds support for power zoom lenses, optimized operation of classic Four Thirds lenses when used with optional adapter
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2: adds support for power zoom lenses
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2: adds new 24 Mbps video mode, support for power zoom lenses, burst/bracketing speed boosts, noise reduction improvement, and more; coming in December
  • Panasonic power zoom lenses (14-42 and 45-175): adds support for the GX1, improves AF performance and, in the case of the 45-175, OIS system performance as well; coming November 17
  • Pentax Q: improved stability, general performance, and image rendering when using fine sharpness setting
  • Pentax standard prime / standard zoom lenses: improved stability and overall performance