Not entirely surprisingly, the rights to the Lexar branding – put up for sale a few months ago by American owner Micron Technology – have been purchased by a Chinese manufacturer of flash memory products. Longsys has begun marketing Lexar branded products immediately and is expected to significantly expand its presence and activities around the world. Commenting on the acquisition, Longsys says, “Lexar has built a great brand name and our vision is to make it even greater. Existing customers can rest assured that the innovative solutions and excellent support that they have experienced from Lexar will continue.”
Panasonic has delivered its promised upgrade (Version 2.0) for the Lumix GH5 which enables 4K or Full HD video recording with 10-bit 4:2:2 colour and All-Intra compression. The upgrade also allows for tethered shooting via USB using Panasonic’s Lumix Tether PC software, and delivers a number of autofocusing performance improvements, including the responsiveness with low-contrast subjects and the subject tracking reliability during video recording. Additionally, the delay time between shooting successive ‘6K Photo’ and ‘4K Photo’ bursts has been reduced.