Great camera with ONE SERIOUS FLAW
I have used this camera for 11 months and taken over 10,000 images using 7-14, 14-40 and 40-150mm f2.8 lenses - all of which are superb. I used it down to minus 5 degrees celsius on the Bernina Pass last March - no problem. So I brought it to China this week - not too cold BUT minus 15 degrees C at dawn.
YIKES - the shutter jams below minus 5 - I have to take the lens off and push the shutter down to carry on.
Now I know Olympus, Canon and Nikon all say their cameras are for use between 0 and 40 degrees BUT I have had 34 previous visits to China with my Canons down to minus 35 degrees and not a hint of trouble. This trip the guys with Canon, Nikon and Sony - NOT a GLITCH - just the OLYMPUS.
How can this be a serious PRO camera for nature, sports or in my case steam trains? If it packs up around minus 5 it is quite simply FATALLY FLAWED!
Has anybody else had this issue?
adam3544: How do I setup this new feature on my camera.Thanks.
could you explain to me what you mean by "press play mode" - I can't find that anywhere on any of the menus and I can't upload the software - any self respecting computer programmer would make the camera automatically detect an update on the SD card and ask if one wanted to down load it would they?? Or am I just displaying my age?
Sounds a great idea - I have just spent 2 hours with my GH2 plugged into the computer and totally failed to get the new fiirmware onto it! There is an error message K:\DCIM unavailable, so being canny I decided to load the update onto the SD card and then put it into the camera - still can't get the new firmware onto the camera!
The process is very poor and as a Canon owner who has never had any trouble updating the firmware for my EOS cameras, I am really put off panasonic by this poorly supported update with instructions that do not work!