Update Contents for DMC-L1/L1K
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Oct. 15, 2008
Ver 2.1
  1. Enabled the Joint update service for Four Thirds lens.
Apr. 5, 2007
Ver 2.0
  1. Added a multiple exposure function.
  2. Added "panning mode"(MODE3) to the optical image stabilizer.
  3. Added a "low-angle" viewing mode that makes it easier to view the LCD display when the camera is held below eye level.
  4. Added feature that simplifies setting the aperture when using a lens without an aperture ring.
  5. Added two manual white balance settings to GUI. GUI design uses navigational cursor to easily select, and set, white balance (WB) to change the color temperature, or set the ISO sensitivity or flash.
    Time restriction for making changes was removed.
  6. Added "HOLD" option to Auto Review time, enabling continuous viewing.
  7. Added feature to allow zoomed playback of photos. It's now possible to move back to the preceding images or forward to the next images while the image is still zoomed.
  8. Added [AUTO] for the ISO sensitivity in the aperture-priority AE mode [A] and shutter speed-priority AE mode [S].
  9. Added GUI option to easily check the firmware version.
  10. Improved the performance of AE(Auto Exposure) and AWB(Auto White Balance).

An instruction manual about DMC-L1K Firmware UpdateExternal Site

Oct. 11, 2006
Ver 1.1
  1. Makes it possible to shoot while RAW photo data is being saved.
  2. Improves focusing performance when shooting low-contrast subjects.
  3. Improves white balance and colors when shooting in high-color-temperature or low-color-temperature lighting.
  4. Boosts the precision of the automatic exposure function when a lens that is brighter than an F2.0 lens is used.
  5. Makes the A (aperture priority) mode available when the OM lens and OM lens adaptor are in use.