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Old Sep 20, 2010, 10:44 AM   #1
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Hi guys,

How often does panasonic usually releases firmware updates for its cameras?

I'm reading about the FZ100, and several people said they should release one to fix IQ issues, but have they done the same thing to other cameras before? And if they do, where do they usually release them? I couldn't find any updates for the FZ35 on their site, for example.
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Old Sep 20, 2010, 10:57 AM   #2
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There have been a few the FZ35 didn't require any:
http://www.dcviews.com/press/panasonic-lx3-22.htm
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Old Sep 20, 2010, 11:07 AM   #3
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Here's another link

http://panasonic.jp/support/global/c...oad/index.html
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Old Sep 20, 2010, 11:39 AM   #4
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Exactly what I was looking for, thanks!
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Old Sep 20, 2010, 1:04 PM   #5
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Just be careful of some of these firmware updates as they will cause problems themselves...a lot of the ZS3 users found this out and reverted back to previous firmware...

I.E. I have ZS7 and the new update says stability is improved upon start up...mine don'y have an instability problem, but it also tweaks other areas in the software...

My motto: If ain't broke...don't fix it...I did not install the update in either of my ZS7's
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I totally agree with LTZ. Some people like to install new F/W updates as soon as they become available. Unless the update is fixing a problem I'm experiencing, I won't install it. Period.
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Old Sep 22, 2010, 1:05 AM   #7
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Totally agree too. I have had some firmware upgrades go bad on me & finished up with
'paper weights'. Worst one was a ADSL router which needed a firmware update for security reasons. The update failed halfway thru. and the router never worked again!
Needless to say prior to the up-grade it worked brilliantly.
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