Panasonic firmware updates improve flash performance of top Lumix compact cameras

New firmware upgrades improve flash performance for popular Panasonic Lumix digital cameras.

Panasonic has released firmware updates for several of its most popular Lumix compact digital cameras, three of which appeared on my list of Top 10 Compact Digital Cameras in May.

The first update was released last week for the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 megazoom, and promised to optimize the light amount for the external flash as well as to improve stability of the camera on startup. The firmware updates announced today provide only flash optimization for four other Lumix cameras: the Panasonic DMC-TS2 waterproof point-and-shoot, the ultracompact DMC-ZR3, and the DMC-ZS5 and ZS6, both step-down versions of the ZS7 (the ZS5 has a smaller, lower resolution LCD and lacks GPS and AVCHD Lite video capabilities while the ZS6 has the same high-resolution 3-inch LCD as the ZS7, but no GPS or AVCHD Lite video).

For more info and to download the firmware updates go to Panasonic's digital camera downloads page:

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