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Panasonic releases new firmware updates for LUMIX S and G Series cameras

Panasonic has announced it will release new firmware update programmes for its LUMIX cameras to enhance functions and usability.

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


LUMIX S1R Firmware Version 1.2

Improved performance of the Body Image Stabiliser

  • 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.*
  • 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 auto focusing is now easier to see.

Improved operational stability

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

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


LUMIX S1 Firmware Version 1.2

Improved performance of the Body Image Stabiliser

  • 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.*
  • 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 auto focusing 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. The following functions will be added by activating the Upgrade Software Key.

  • The video recording modes [MOV]
4K  60p/50p***   04:02:00   8bit  LongGOP   150Mbps   LPCM 
 30p/25p***  04:02:02  10bit   LongGOP  150Mbps  LPCM
 24p   04:02:02  10bit  LongGOP  150Mbps  LPCM
FHD  60p/50p***  04:02:02  10bit  LongGOP  100Mbps  LPCM
 30p/25p***  04:02:02  10bit  LongGOP  100Mbps  LPCM

 

  • 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(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 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.

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


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 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 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 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.

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.

 

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