Panasonic has released a firmware update for its Lumix G Vario 45-200mm F4.0-5.6 OIS Micro Four Thirds lens. Version 1.1 enhances several aspects of the lens's operation, including continuous autofocus while shooting stills, and autofocus and image stabilization performance in movie mode.

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Press Release:

Panasonic updates firmware for LUMIX G VARIO
45-200mm/F4.0-5.6/MEGA O.I.S. (H-FS045200)

Panasonic is pleased to announce that a new firmware is released for the Lumix G interchangeable lens LUMIX G VARIO 45-200mm / F4.0-5.6 / MEGA O.I.S. (H-FS045200).  The firmware includes improvement of auto focus performance in AFC mode for taking photos. It also enhances performance of auto focusing and stability of O.I.S.(Optical Image Stabilizer) while reducing noise of aperture control for taking movies(Except for FHD mode of AVCHD in DMC-GH1).

The new firmware (version 1.1) will be available to download worldwide on the 17th of September 2009 at 0700 BST at http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/dsc/.