Panasonic has just released firmware version 1.15 for the AG-AF100, which addresses a few minor issues we’ve encountered with the camera. Previously, when shooting off-speed (under/over cranking), the audio meters on the AF100 would still display your input levels and you were able to monitor audio via the headphone jack. Since no audio is actually recorded when shooting in variable frame rate mode, this could lead to some confusion when recording off-speed. With the new firmware, a new symbol will now appear in the viewfinder and LCD reminding you that no audio is being recorded while shooting in VFR mode.
Panasonic has also made some adjustments to the LCD display – the color accuracy has been improved so it better matches the recorded image.
While a seemingly minor upgrade, this certainly shows that Panasonic is listening to their users and is taking every issue very seriously.
Additional details about the update and the downloadable software can be found here.