Firmware Friday: Sony NEX Goes 3D; Panasonic ZS5, ZS6, ZR3, TS2, FP3

Camera Firmware Update

Below you will find this week’s firmware updates.  Hit the manufacturer website links for more details and download instructions for the firmware.

Sony NEX-3 / NEX-5 firmware version .02 – “3D Sweep Panorama function has been added; Improvement of ‘normal’ 2D Sweep Panorama shooting; Decreased power drain when the camera is switched off; Quicker start-up in low-light conditions.” [Sony website]

Panasonic ZS5 / ZS6 / ZR3 / TS2 firmware version 1.1 – “Optimization of Light amount for INON external flash(S-2000/D-2000/Z-240)” [Panasonic website]

Pansonic FP3 firmware version 1.1 – “Improved reaction speed of the touch operation. Improved speed of the image forwarding at the time of the reproduction.” [Panasonic website]

Panasonic FP1 and FP3

Panasonic FP3

Panasonic introduced the FP1 and FP3 at CES 2010. These two point and shoot cameras feature a sliding front panel and an internal 4x optical zoom.  Both cameras feature SDXC compatibility for use with the new SD card standard, allowing 64GB to 2TB in card size and theoretical speeds up to 300/MBs.  Additionally, both cameras feature Panasonic’s MEGA O.I.S. optical image stabilization technology.

The Panasonic FP3 features a 3-inch touchscreen LCD and 14.1MP sensor, while the FP1 offers a 230k dot, 2.7-inch LCD (not a touchscreen) and a 12.1MP sensor.

Check availability on Amazon.com:  Panasonic FP1Panasonic FP3.

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