Panasonic firmware update for Lumix DMC-LX5 digital camera : A new firmware version will be released for the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 compact digital camera. The firmware, version 2.0, improves the camera’s performance and upgrades various functions while enhancing the usability. A redesigned algorithm makes it possible to speed up the AF time by reducing it by approx. 23% at the wide-end, which is the fastest level of speed in class. A High ISO NR (Noise Reduction) mode is newly added to offer noise reduction specifically to the images shot at high ISO 1600/3200 sensitivity. The performance of auto white balance adjustment is improved in low light situations.