LX-5 Firmware for new shipment from Amazon

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AnisJ
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LX-5 Firmware for new shipment from Amazon
Dec 4, 2011

Just bought the LX-5 from Amazon having succumbed to the price of $269 (a steal in my opinion). I was wondering if the camera would be shipped with version 1 or 2 of the firmware. My guess is version 1 and would need to update it when I get the unit. Just curious.

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AnisJ wrote:

Just bought the LX-5 from Amazon having succumbed to the price of $269 (a steal in my opinion). I was wondering if the camera would be shipped with version 1 or 2 of the firmware. My guess is version 1 and would need to update it when I get the unit. Just curious.

Hard to say. If it arrives with FW Level 2.0 factory-installed, that would bode well for those hoping that the LX5 stays around for a while (based on relatively recetn production-runs. The actual date of manufacturing test is included in the "internal serial number" that exist in the "Maker Notes" section of the meta-data of each image-file that the camera records. ExifTool can show that data.

When Amazon is willing to sell the LX5 for $276 (any day of the year), it sounds as if Panasonic is taking a self-imposed hit on the wholesale-price being asked of Amazon. Let us know the FW Level

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Thanks for responding. Yes I sure will report back of my findings when the unit arrives.
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2.0

AnisJ wrote:

Just bought the LX-5 from Amazon having succumbed to the price of $269 (a steal in my opinion). I was wondering if the camera would be shipped with version 1 or 2 of the firmware. My guess is version 1 and would need to update it when I get the unit. Just curious.

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I guess you know, thanks a lot, that would be sweet. This would also mean it is the new stiock and not something lying on the shelf for long.
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I got onto this deal as well. This forum is great at communication along with other things. Also got extra battery.

Arrives Tuesday, in time for my Birthday.
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flbrit wrote:

Arrives Tuesday, in time for my Birthday.

What a coincidence, I bought this as a birthday present for myself as well!

Wishing you many happy returns of the day.

Keep us posted on the firmware when you get it. Thanks
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I just got the email from Amazon informing me that the camera has been shipped and the ETA would be Tuesday. Original ETA was for Wednesday.
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Just got the confirmation too - anticipated delivery is Tuesday, shipping from South Carolina. I didn't get the extra battery from Amazon because of some bad reviews about non-panasonic batteries being sent out, but that may have been an older review of a different vendor. These seemed to come from Amazon itself. Would you mind confirming that you got an OEM battery when it arrives? I'd like to order one, but figured it was best to wait til the camera got here and then get some extras.

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Just order the Panasonic battery sold and shipped by Amazon and you will be fine.

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Just got the confirmation too - anticipated delivery is Tuesday, shipping from South Carolina. I didn't get the extra battery from Amazon because of some bad reviews about non-panasonic batteries being sent out, but that may have been an older review of a different vendor. These seemed to come from Amazon itself. Would you mind confirming that you got an OEM battery when it arrives? I'd like to order one, but figured it was best to wait til the camera got here and then get some extras.

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nowyre wrote:

Just got the confirmation too - anticipated delivery is Tuesday, shipping from South Carolina.

Mine is being shipped from Nashville TN

I didn't get the extra battery from Amazon because of some bad reviews about non-panasonic batteries being sent out, but that may have been an older review of a different vendor. These seemed to come from Amazon itself. Would you mind confirming that you got an OEM battery when it arrives? I'd like to order one, but figured it was best to wait til the camera got here and then get some extras.

I did not order extra battery, I will use it first and see if the need is there.

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My Amazon order was delivered Saturday morning. The LX5 shows Firmware Ver.2.0

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You must live next door to Amazon's fulfillment center. Good news on the firmware.

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AnisJ wrote:

nowyre wrote:

Just got the confirmation too - anticipated delivery is Tuesday, shipping from South Carolina.

Mine is being shipped from Nashville TN

Mine has been shipped as of today. I am in north Georgia and might get it by Tuesday at latest. I have the LX3 and love it and now am in doubt about the need of both. Any thoughts, anyone??

I didn't get the extra battery from Amazon because of some bad reviews about non-panasonic batteries being sent out, but that may have been an older review of a different vendor. These seemed to come from Amazon itself. Would you mind confirming that you got an OEM battery when it arrives? I'd like to order one, but figured it was best to wait til the camera got here and then get some extras.

I did not order extra battery, I will use it first and see if the need is there.

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lgs269 wrote:

My Amazon order was delivered Saturday morning. The LX5 shows Firmware Ver.2.0

Great news!!!!

As for the need for an extra battery, the Lumix battery on my other "travel" panasonic lasts quite a while, but if traveling, it's always a good idea to have a spare. If you're planning to use the video, that also justifies the extra backup, as well as a larger card.

Have you folks read anything about any improvement in the jpg algorithm with this firmware? That's my main complaint about my old panny - it has a very sharp lens and the color fidelity has been great, but in low light it can be quite noisy and there are some odd jpg artifacts, especially when it came to skintones. I'm sure the LX-5 will be a vast improvement on so many levels and having a RAW option will solve the jpg issue, but sometimes it's handy to save jpg + RAW.

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rkhndjr wrote:

Mine has been shipped as of today. I am in north Georgia and might get it by Tuesday at latest. I have the LX3 and love it and now am in doubt about the need of both. Any thoughts, anyone??

When you get the LX5 keep it and if need be and you want to cash in, sell your LX3.

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Thank you. I thought of that but the LX3's I see on FM are not selling even at $250.

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rkhndjr wrote:

Mine has been shipped as of today. I am in north Georgia and might get it by Tuesday at latest. I have the LX3 and love it and now am in doubt about the need of both. Any thoughts, anyone??

When you get the LX5 keep it and if need be and you want to cash in, sell your LX3.

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Yes, not sure if you find one still around without v2.0, especially Amazon.com

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I guess you know, thanks a lot, that would be sweet. This would also mean it is the new stiock and not something lying on the shelf for long.
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LX5 just delivered w firmware version 2.0.
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In reply to gostan, Dec 5, 2011

Great to know about the firmware. Mine arrives tomorrow. Should stand head and shoulders above my outgoing S90 (which was been a pretty good camera, really).

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