Model Number DMC-LX3 Update Version Ver 2.0 Update File Name/Size For Windows:LX3_V20.exe / 6,165,130 bytes (After self-extract, LX3__200.bin) For Macintosh:LX3_V20.zip / 6,097,034 bytes (After self-extract, LX3__200.bin) Update Date 2009/9/28
Improved auto white balance performance. Auto Focus speed-up. Recording function with an aspect ratio of 1:1 has been added. A white balance (WB) bracket function has been added. [HIGH DYNAMIC] has been added to scene mode. [LENS RESUME] has been added to the [SETUP] menu. [MENU RESUME] has been added to the [SETUP] menu. The exposure compensation and the auto bracket compensation can now be set up to ±3EV. Position of the guide line can now be set. It is now possible to display the highlights in playback mode. It is now possible to record the user’s name in the picture. Digital red-eye removal has been modified. Items saved in the custom set have changed.
comments.. The high dynamic scene mode is something that i need to try!
Went to Tony Romas Restaurant to try out the Olympus EP1 in low light photography. It turn out to be pretty well. All the photos below are shot using kit lens 14-42 mm and the black and white photo is taken with the built in black and white art filter effect.
Autofocus is normal. not blazing speed but quick enough. Using spot focus will give u a hard time in low light so use the multi focus point.
the IS (image stabiser is a must!!) I have photo shown below taken at 1 second shutter speed!!
ISO ..will in this badly lit restaurant..the only choice is iso 1600 and above..
I did a test on C-AF to determine if the C-AF is indeed usable or not after the Olympus EP1 firmware update from ver 1.0 to ver 1.1
I am using C-AF, multi AF point and P mode setting. As for the lens i use a m43 adapter to 43 and use the zuiko digital 50-200 f2.8-3.5 and shoot at 200mm
Based on my results below the C-AF is more than capable of shooting kids which some photographer claim they are unable to and the C-AF certainly works very well.Please bear in mind that this was shot from a 6 storey apartment with 200mm focal length and that is 400mm equivalent in 35mm format!
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[ E-P1 ] - Improved operation when using C-AF (continuous AF). * We recommend Version 1.1 or later of the lens firmware if you are using the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 17mm F2.8 or the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6.
[ M. ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-42mm F.3.5-5.6 ] - Improved AF operation
[ M. ZUIKO DIGITAL 17mm F2.8 ] - Improved AF operation.
Overall the improve autofocus of the EP1 is welcome.
Attached is a snip of the rumor on what Leica M9 have to offer. Just a rumor ..not confirm :)
Leica M9: $6,995 msp ships September, will not need uv-ir, will use regular m8 accessories. Leica X1: $1,995 msp ships January. The Leica X1 is AF, has VR, 12mp cmos sensor and comes with optional viewfinder, ever ready case, grip etc.
Update: You can download the Leica Brochure here at http://litpixel.com/m9_brochure_english_RZ_low.1.pdf