Panasonic has boost the performance of its LUMIX camera line-up, by unveiling a new firmware update for “key” G Series cameras and the new LUMIX S1R and S1 full-frame models.
The firmware will be available to download on the LUMIX Global Customer Support website (here) at 11:00am AEST on July 9, 2019.
The update will affect the LUMIX S1R, S1, GH5, GH5S, G9, G95, G85 and GX9.
On launch, the S Series offered Dual I.S. 2 (Image Stabilisation) at 6 stops – the upgrade will debut an additional half stop for 6.5 stops of image stabilisation.
“We’ve also introduced an innovative new function to improve the photographer’s control over AF – AF-On Near Shift and AF-ON Far Shift,” remarks Scott Mellish, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Imaging, Panasonic.
“Assignable to a function button, this capability allows the user to confidently guide AF by refocusing on a subject closer or further away than the camera’s current AF position.”
Below is summary of the firmware updates, with further information available on Panasonic’s website here.
S Series full-frame mirrorless cameras
LUMIX S1R Firmware Version 1.2 and LUMIX S1 Firmware Version 1.2
- Improved performance of Body Image Stabliser
- Improved AF performance
- Improved operational stability
LUMIX S1 Firmware Version 1.2
- Functional enhancement with Software Upgrade Key DMW-SFU2
- (Further details below)
Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras
GH5 Firmware Version 2.5 / GH5S, G9, G95, G85, GX9 Firmware Version 1.3
- Improved compatibility with Panasonic LEICA DG VARIO-SUMMILUX 10-25mm / F1.7
ASPH. (H-X1025) digital interchangeable lens
GH5 Firmware Version 2.5 / GH5S, G9, G85 Firmware Version 1.3
- Improved compatibility with the Panasonic Remote Shutter DMW-RS2
G95 Firmware Version 1.3
- Improved compatibility with the Panasonic Battery Grip DMW-BGG1
Further information available on Panasonic’s website here.