Panasonic Releases Multi-Camera Firmware Updates


Panasonic has announced that the company will release the firmware update programs for the LUMIX Digital Single Lens Mirrorless cameras to enhance the functions and usability. All programs will be available at LUMIX Global Customer Support website https://av.jpn.support.panasonic.com/support/global/cs/dsc/  after 9 July, 2019.

The cameras and the programs to be updated include LUMIX S1R, S1, GH5, GH5S, G9, G95, G85, GX9

Full-frame Mirrorless Cameras

LUMIX S1R Firmware Version 1.2

1. Improved performance of the Body Image Stabilizer

The correction performance of the Body Image Stabilizer has been improved from a maximum of 5.5 stops to a maximum of 6.0 stops.*1

The correction performance of the Dual I.S.2 has been improved from 6.0 stops to 6.5 stops.*2

*1 Based on the CIPA standard [Yaw/Pitch direction: focusing distance f=50mm, when S-X50 is used.]

*2 Based on the CIPA standard [Yaw/Pitch direction: focusing distance f=105mm, when S-R24105 is used.]

Based on the CIPA standard [Yaw/Pitch direction: focusing distance f=200mm, when S-R70200 is used.]

2. Improved AF performance

[AF-ON: Near Shift] and [AF-ON: Far Shift] functions have been added. [AF-ON: Near Shift] preferably focuses on a subject nearby while [AF-ON: Far Shift] preferably focuses on a subject far away.

The tracking performance when using [Tracking] AF mode in video recording has been improved.

Live view display during auto focusing is now easier to see.

3. Improved operational stability

Operational stability when using an XQD memory card has been improved.

LUMIX S1 Firmware Version 1.2

1. Improved performance of the Body Image Stabilizer

The correction performance of the Body Image Stabilizer has been improved from a maximum of 5.5 stops to a maximum of 6.0 stops.*1

The correction performance of the Dual I.S.2 has been improved from 6.0 stops to 6.5 stops.*2

*1 Based on the CIPA standard [Yaw/Pitch direction: focusing distance f=50mm, when S-X50 is used.]

*2 Based on the CIPA standard [Yaw/Pitch direction: focusing distance f=105mm, when S-R24105 is used.]

Based on the CIPA standard [Yaw/Pitch direction: focusing distance f=200mm, when S-R70200 is used.]

2. Improved AF performance

[AF-ON: Near Shift] and [AF-ON: Far Shift] functions have been added. [AF-ON: Near Shift] preferably focuses on a subject nearby while [AF-ON: Far Shift] preferably focuses on a subject far away.

The tracking performance when using [Tracking] AF mode in video recording has been improved.

Live view display during auto focusing is now easier to see.

3. Function Enhancement with Upgrade Software Key DMW-SFU2

An [Activate] function has been added which enables the use of extended functions using the Upgrade Software Key DMW-SFU2. The following functions will be added by activating the Upgrade Software Key.

The video recording modes [MOV]

4K

60p/50p* - 4:2:0  -  8bit - LongGOP - 150Mbps - LPCM

30p/25p* - 4:2:2 - 10bit - LongGOP - 150Mbps – LPCM

FHD

24p     -        4:2:2 - 10bit – LongGOP - 100Mbps - LPCM

60p/50p* - 4:2:2 - 10bit – LongGOP - 100Mbps - LPCM

30p/25p* - 4:2:2 - 10bit – LongGOP - 100Mbps – LPCM

* PAL area only.

HDMI 4K60p/50p* 4:2:2 10bit output

 * PAL area only.

V-Log will be added in Photo Style.

The [V-Log View Assist] function will be added, which enables viewing the V-Log file with LUT(Look Up Table) when recording video in V-Log.

The [Read LUT File] function will be added, which allows users to install and apply their favorite LUT.

A WFM (Waveform Monitor) display function.

A [Luminance Level] adjustment function that complies with 10-bit.

An [XLR Mic Adaptor Setting] function that enables high-res sound recording using the XLR Microphone Adapter DMW-XLR1 (sold separately).*

* MOV only

4. Improved operational stability

Operational stability when using an XQD memory card has been improved.

Micro Four Thirds Mirrorless Camera

GH5 Firmware Version 2.5

1. Improved compatibility with the Panasonic LEICA DG VARIO-SUMMILUX 10-25mm / F1.7 ASPH. (H-X1025) digital interchangeable lens.

Smooth aperture control is available during video recording.

[Aperture Ring Increment] has been added with which users can choose the control method of the aperture ring from [SMOOTH] or [1/3EV] in photo shooting.

2. Improved compatibility with the Panasonic Remote Shutter DMW-RS2.

The video REC switch on the Remote Shutter can be disabled in the cameras custom menu.

GH5S Firmware Version 1.3

1. Improved compatibility with the Panasonic LEICA DG VARIO-SUMMILUX 10-25mm / F1.7 ASPH. (H-X1025) digital interchangeable lens.

Smooth aperture control is available during video recording.

[Aperture Ring Increment] has been added with which users can choose the control method of the aperture ring from [SMOOTH] or [1/3EV] in photo shooting.

2. Improved compatibility with the Panasonic Remote Shutter DMW-RS2.

The video REC switch on the Remote Shutter can be disabled in the cameras custom menu.

G9 Firmware Version 1.3

1. Improved compatibility with the Panasonic LEICA DG VARIO-SUMMILUX 10-25mm / F1.7 ASPH. (H-X1025) digital interchangeable lens.

Smooth aperture control is available during video recording.

[Aperture Ring Increment] has been added with which users can choose the control method of the aperture ring from [SMOOTH] or [1/3EV] in photo shooting.

2. Improved compatibility with the Panasonic Remote Shutter DMW-RS2.

The video REC switch on the Remote Shutter can be disabled in the cameras custom menu.

G95 Firmware Version 1.3

1. Improved compatibility with the Panasonic LEICA DG VARIO-SUMMILUX 10-25mm / F1.7 ASPH. (H-X1025) digital interchangeable lens.

Smooth aperture control is available during video recording.

[Aperture Ring Increment] has been added with which users can choose the control method of the aperture ring from [SMOOTH] or [1/3EV] in photo shooting.

2. Improved compatibility with the Panasonic Battery Grip DMW-BGG1.

The Fn button on the Battery Grip can be customized in the cameras custom menu.

G85 Firmware Version 1.3

1. Improved compatibility with the Panasonic LEICA DG VARIO-SUMMILUX 10-25mm / F1.7 ASPH. (H-X1025) digital interchangeable lens.

Smooth aperture control is available during video recording.

[Aperture Ring Increment] has been added with which users can choose the control method of the aperture ring from [SMOOTH] or [1/3EV] in photo shooting.

2. Improved compatibility with the Panasonic Remote Shutter DMW-RS2.

The video REC switch on the Remote Shutter can be disabled in the cameras custom menu.

GX9 Firmware Version 1.3

Improved compatibility with the Panasonic LEICA DG VARIO-SUMMILUX 10-25mm / F1.7 ASPH. (H-X1025) digital interchangeable lens.

Smooth aperture control is available during video recording.

[Aperture Ring Increment] has been added with which users can choose the control method of the aperture ring from [SMOOTH] or [1/3EV] in photo shooting.