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Old January 29th, 2003, 09:21 AM   #1
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MX300 Firmware Update 1.6

Hi all.

I just had my camera updated today. The OIS seems to work alot better with the new firmware. But @ 12x zoom, it is still quite shaky.....

Need to say thankyou to Frank for advising who to contact to get camera repaired in Australia.

Way to go Frank!

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Old January 29th, 2003, 06:47 PM   #2
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Thanks, but it was not I who first discovered the 1.5 and 1.6 version firmware upgrades.

Stuart is a good man to know for help. He's a nice guy too!
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Old January 29th, 2003, 09:38 PM   #3
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Welcome to the 1.6 firmware MX300 club! :) :)

Yes with the version 1.6 firmware, the cam will still be "shaky" at 12x. Depends on how steady the operator's hand is. I can hold it at 12x steadily - that means no more "rotating along the axis along the length of the camera" / yaw, or left right shaking. But... not for too long. My arm needs to be stabilized too - I have to put my elbow into my ribcage. Two arms are better than one for steadying the cam.

Try turning OFF the stabilizer - then you really appreciate it! ;) ;)

I assure you that the 1.6 firmware onwards is the only revision which improves the anti camera shake capabilities: the factory default 1.4 and the firmware 1.5 available at Panasonic Service Centers have pathetic anti shake - they are only good for up to 5x or 6x.

More information in my earlier post:
Dec 5, 2002: MX300 PAL firmware 1.6 solves DV OUT Glitches & IMPROVES OIS by 2X!
http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthrea...5&pagenumber=1
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Old January 31st, 2003, 12:31 AM   #4
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Re: "...available at Panasonic Service Centers have pathetic anti shake - they are only good for up to 5x or 6x"

Trouble is, I'd have to send the cam back to Sydney, Australia. I don't think Pana will pay for the shipping again. It'll cost like $400 Canadian for a return ticket. I wished that Pana would have everything right before they release something to the unsuspecting consumer. But then again, I doubt Sony would even admit there is a problem, if there were. Anyways, Pana is still #1 in my books, followed by Sony. (Geez, I hope I don't get taken to court for my public opinions.)

Now let's sit still and wait for a couple more months to see if the PV-DV953 really is the MX5000!
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Old February 2nd, 2003, 02:36 PM   #5
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Does the firmware up-date apply to the MX3000 NTSC cameras?

I've never had any 1394 Firewire problems with dropped frames,
pertaining to the old original posts in regard to firmware updates,
and I haven't *noticed* any serious issues with the OIS at or
above 6X zoom.
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Old February 2nd, 2003, 06:46 PM   #6
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This problem/s is with the MX300 - PAL. I've never heard about any such issues with the 3000.
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