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Old Jun 30, 2004, 7:52 PM   #1
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Canon EOS-1D Mark II firmware 1.0.2 - 30/Jun/04
Nikon release new D70 firmware - 29/Jun/04
Olympus post E-1 firmware 1.2 - 23/Jun/04
Nikon Coolpix 5400 Firmware 1.4 - 15/Jun/04
Konica Minolta DiMAGE A2 firmware 1.12 - 11/Jun/04
Nikon Coolpix 3700 Firmware v1.2 - 5/May/04
Canon EOS-1Ds Firmware v1.0.3 - 6/Apr/04
Nikon Coolpix 5000 Firmware v1.8 - 31/Mar/04
Sony F828 and T1 Firmware v2.0 - 29/Mar/04
Nikon Coolpix 4500 Firmware v1.3 - 28/Jan/04
Casio EX-Z4 Firmware 1.0.2 - 20/Jan/04
Canon EOS 10D Firmware 2.0.1 - 20/Jan/04
Olympus E System automatic firmware updates - 20/Jan/04
Pentax *ist D Firwmare 1.10 - 9/Jan/04
Konica Minolta A1 firmware upgrade - 28/Nov/03
Kodak DCS 14n Firmware Upgrade - 4/Nov/03
Canon EOS 10D Firmware 2.0.0 - 30/Oct/03
Canon EOS 300D / Digital Rebel Firmware 1.1.1 - 23/Oct/03
Canon add PictBridge support - 1/Oct/03
Nikon D2H Pricing - 15/Sep/03
Sony DSC-V1 firmware 2.0 - 17/Jul/03
Canon post EOS-10D firmware 1.0.1 - 26/Jun/03
Nikon post Coolpix 2100 firmware - 14/May/03
New SD9 Firmware and Software available - 14/May/03
New Firmware and Software for Sigma SD9 - 10/May/03
Kodak DCS 14n Firmware Upgrade - 6/May/03
Nikon Coolpix 3100 firmware v1.2 - 22/Apr/03
Canon post EOS-1Ds firmware 1.0.2 - 25/Mar/03
Nikon post new Coolpix 4500 and 5700 firmware - 24/Mar/03
Canon post firmware for S230, S45, G3 - 18/Mar/03
Nikon Europe post firmware for Coolpix 4300 - 18/Mar/03
Minolta Dimage 7 firmware upgrades - 10/Feb/03
Pentax updated firmware for Optio 330GS - 4/Dec/02
Canon post EOS-D60 firmware 1.0.4 - 25/Nov/02
Sony offer adjustment for DSC-F717's - 30/Oct/02
Pentax Optio 330GS Firmware Update - 15/Oct/02
Nikon Coolpix 885 Firmware v1.2 - 11/Oct/02
New firmware for Nikon D100 / D1X / D1H - 7/Oct/02
Nikon post Coolpix 5000 Firmware 1.7 - 30/Sep/02
( -- about the time the FZ1 became available -- )

Canon, Casio, Kodak, Minolta, Nikon, Olympus, Pentax, Sigma, Sony...

Anything missing here? Another company whose name starts with 'P' (hint: rhymes with "catatonic") perhaps? Hmmm...

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Old Jun 30, 2004, 8:39 PM   #2
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I was just looking at DPReview's news page and a "find" on the word "firmware" returned 5 hits on just that one page! Wake up Panasonic!

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Old Jul 3, 2004, 4:06 PM   #3
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Fuji seems to be absent as well.

If Panasonic wants to be viewed as a major player like the Canon's and Nikon's, they really need to start building better brand loyalty. Offering better post purchase support in the form of firmware upgrades would be a good start.

If fellow Japanese consumer electronics giant Sony can do it, so can Panasonic. Sony seems to be doing a lot better job at building credability for their marque in digi-cams than Panasonic.
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