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Panasonic Announce firmware updates for LUMIX S and G Series cameras

Simon Skinner - 2 weeks ago

Panasonic has revealed details of new firmware updates that promise to improve the functions and usability of their already-most-excellent LUMIX cameras. Without further ado, head below for full details.

LUMIX S1R
The LUMIX S1R.

LUMIX S1R Firmware Version 1.2

Improved performance of the Body Image Stabiliser

  • The correction performance of the Body Image Stabiliser has been increased from a maximum of 5.5 stops to a maximum of 6.0 stops
  • The correction performance of the Dual I.S.2 has been increased from 6.0 stops to 6.5 stops

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 autofocusing is now easier to see

Improved operational stability

  • Operational stability when using an XQD memory card has been improved
Panasonic LUMIX S1
The Panasonic LUMIX S1.

LUMIX S1 Firmware Version 1.2

Improved performance of Body Image Stabiliser

  • The correction performance of the Body Image Stabiliser has been increased from a maximum of 5.5 stops to a maximum of 6.0 stops.
  • The correction performance of the Dual I.S.2 has been improved from 6.0 stops to 6.5 stops.

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 autofocusing is now easier to see.

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.

Video modes [MOV]

4K60p/50p4:2:08bitLongGOP150MbpsLPCM
30p/25p4:2:210bitLongGOP150MbpsLPCM
24p4:2:210bitLongGOP150MbpsLPCM
FHD60p/50p4:2:210bitLongGOP100MbpsLPCM
30p/25p*4:2:210bitLongGOP100MbpsLPCM

  • HDMI 4K60p/50p 4:2:2 10bit output & 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 when recording video in V-Log.
  • The [Read LUT File] function will be added, which allows users to install and apply their favourite 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].

Improved operational stability

  • Operational stability when using an XQD memory card has been improved
The LUMIX GH5 from Panasonic
The LUMIX GH5 from Panasonic

LUMIX GH5 Firmware Version 2.5 – LUMIX GH5S Firmware Version 1.3 – LUMIX G9 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 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.

Improved compatibility with the Panasonic Remote Shutter DMW-RS2.

The video REC switch on the Remote Shutter can be disabled in the camera’s custom menu.

LUMIX G90
The LUMIX G90.

LUMIX G90 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.

Improved compatibility with the Panasonic Battery Grip DMW-BGG1.

  • The Fn button on the Battery Grip can be customized in the camera’s custom menu.#
LUMIX G80
The LUMIX G80.

LUMIX G80 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.

Improved compatibility with the Panasonic Remote Shutter DMW-RS2.

  • The video REC switch on the Remote Shutter can be disabled in the camera’s custom menu.
LUMIX G9
The LUMIX G9.

LUMIX 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.

All updates will be available from the LUMIX Customer Support website from 9 July 2019.

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Having spent many years working in various pockets of the music industry, and always with a camera in hand, Simon has worked with organisations such as Warner/Chappell, Food Records and ultimately, co-founding the innovative independent record label, Izumi Records before moving fully into the world of publishing in 2007. Amongst numerous other projects in the last decade, he has been responsible for a number of specialist photo trade magazines and journals for the filmmaking and photography communities, along with a coffee table book entitled, "Great Britons of Photography' which he produced with Peter Dench and Leica. Now heading up PhotoBite, Simon and the team have set themselves a task of delivering informative and inspirational content for photographers of all levels, from the beginner, shooting with smartphones, to the seasoned photographer and filmmaker.

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