Panasonic Lumix LX3 Version 2.2 firmware upgrade released

Panasonic Lumix LX3 Version 2.2 firmware upgrade released

It’s been our favourite digital compact camera for around two years now, and it’s good to see Panasonic still supporting this venerable high end snapper, even after its replacement, the Lumix LX5 has been announced.

Now available for downloading off Panasonic’s website is the firmware update v2.2 for the LX3.

Optimised to the max

Anyone hoping for a bagful of new freebies is going to be disappointed though: unlike last year’s v2.1 update which threw in a load of great new features, v2.2 is only listed as offering ‘Optimization of software processing.’

Even worse, it seems that whatever this optimisation does, it has, “no effect on camera performance.” Bah!

We’ve just downloaded the update and successfully installed it on our LX3, so we’re right up to date, even if we can’t see any difference!

[Download it here]

Panasonic Lumix LX3 Version 2.2 firmware upgrade released

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4 Comments on “Panasonic Lumix LX3 Version 2.2 firmware upgrade released”

  1. It’s so you can show off to your friends that you have the very latest firmware update. Then they’ll know you’re a v2.2 kind of guy, and not a v2.1 loser.

    Or something.

  2. I am afraid that this misterious new firmware upgrade might be aimed at making non-Panasonic batteries un-usable … I have been reading around that new Panasonic cameras are coming in with “branded” Panasonic batteries…. A new “technology” obviously aimed at making money using safety as a pretext … (Panasonic batteries, of course, cost ten times more than replacement batteries with the same capacity and performance ….).
    Just to stay on the safe side, I will not “upgrade” my LX3 this time; not until it becomes very clear what this new software really does ….

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