GX7 quick question

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by Kpfeifle, Aug 8, 2013.

  1. Kpfeifle

    Kpfeifle Mu-43 Regular

    Hi all,
    Not really sure how new releases go...do you think that cameras with production firmware will be released to reviewers before the camera is available to the public?

    Sent from my SPH-D710 using Mu-43 mobile app
  2. meyerweb

    meyerweb Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Sep 5, 2011
    Given to some reviewers, yes. But only under an embargo that prohibits them from publishing until the camera is released.

    You may see some leaks based on the final camera before that, but full reviews are unlikely to be published until the camera is officially released. Of course, there may be several months in between it's official release, and it's actual availability, especially in the US.
  3. jnewell

    jnewell Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 23, 2011
    Boston, MA
    Panasonic is also among the better companies at updating firmware, so even the v.1.0 firmware isn't necessarily the final benchmark.
  4. dougjgreen

    dougjgreen Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 5, 2013
    San Diego
    Doug Green
    Yes but firmware beyond v1.0 is much more likely to either implement features or interoperability with future lenses and accessories, or to fix bugs, than it is to make any sort of significant broad range improvement in IQ - other than to fix where specific bugs or problems are found.
  5. jnewell

    jnewell Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 23, 2011
    Boston, MA
    Of significant importance to OOC jpg shooters, Panasonic has frequently made material improvements to WB in firmware upgrades, for example.
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