New firmware for Lumix S and G bodies improves IS, AF and adds options for the Leica 10-25mm f/1.7

Panasonic will release new firmware for a range of Lumix camera bodies tomorrow (9th July) that enhances the in-body stabilisation system and autofocus system for the Lumix S cameras, and which will alter the way G models behave with the new Leica 10-25mm f/1.7 zoom lens.

The firmware will also add items to the menu system of the Lumix S1 so that it can offer the extra features that come with the optional software upgrade for videographers. The Lumix G80 gets improved compatibility with the remote shutter release, while G90 users will enjoy improved compatibility with the camera’s battery grip.

The firmware update will add 1/3rd stop increments to the controls of the Leica 10-25mm f/1.7 zoom lens, which will make life easier for stills photographers particularly. Users will be able to choose between the clickless aperture controls that come by default with the lens, or the new incremental controls.

To download the new firmware see the LUMIX Global Customer Support website and to learn how to perform a firmware update on your Lumix camera see our article How to update your Lumix G camera’s firmware.


Panasonic release 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.*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.]

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.

 

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.*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.]

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]

 

  • 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 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).*
    * MOV only

Improved operational stability

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

 

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 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 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.