Panasonic's S1R close shot
Panasonic is updating the LUMIX S1R, S1, GH5, GH5S, G9, G80, G81, G85, GX9.

Panasonic has just announced details on its firmware update programs for its LUMIX Digital Single Lens Mirrorless cameras.

The cameras that are getting an update include the LUMIX S1R, S1, GH5, GH5S, G9, G80, G81, G85, GX9. Let’s look at what each camera is getting:

LUMIX S1R Firmware Version 1.2

LUMIX S1R
LUMIX S1R. Image courtesy Panasonic.

Improved Body Image Stabilizer

  • Correction performance of the Body Image Stabilizer has been improved from 5.5 stops to a maximum of 6.0 stops
  • Correction performance of the Dual I.S.2 has been improved from 6.0 stops to 6.5 stops

Improved AF

  • [AF-ON: Near Shift] (focuses on a subject nearby) and [AF-ON: Far Shift] (focuses on a subject far away) functions have been added
  • The tracking performance when using [Tracking] AF mode in video recording has been improved
  • Live view display during auto focusing should be easier to see.

Improved operational stability

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

LUMIX S1 Firmware Version 1.2

Panasonic S1
LUMIX S1. Image courtesy Panasonic.

Improved Body Image Stabilizer

  • Correction performance of the Body Image Stabilizer has been improved from 5.5 stops to a maximum of 6.0 stops
  • Correction performance of the Dual I.S.2 has been improved from 6.0 stops to 6.5 stops

Improved AF

  • [AF-ON: Near Shift] (focuses on a subject nearby) and [AF-ON: Far Shift] (focuses on a subject far away) functions have been added
  • The tracking performance when using [Tracking] AF mode in video recording has been improved
  • Live view display during auto focusing should be 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

Improved operational stability

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

GH5S Firmware Version 1.3, G9 Firmware Version 1.3 and G80/G81/G85 Firmware Version 1.3

LUMIX GH5S
LUMIX GH5S. Image courtesy Panasonic.

Improved compatibility with the Panasonic LEICA DG VARIO-SUMMILUX 10-25mm / F1.7 ASPH

  • “Smooth” aperture control is available during video recording, according to Panasonic
  • Aperture Ring Increment has been added

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.

G90/G91/G95 Firmware Version 1.3

LUMIX G95
LUMIX G95. Image courtesy Panasonic.

Improved compatibility with the Panasonic LEICA DG VARIO-SUMMILUX 10-25mm / F1.7 ASPH

  • “Smooth” aperture control is available during video recording, according to Panasonic
  • Aperture Ring Increment has been added

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

GX9 Firmware Version 1.3

LUMIX GX9
LUMIX GX9. Image courtesy Panasonic.

Improved compatibility with the Panasonic LEICA DG VARIO-SUMMILUX 10-25mm / F1.7 ASPH

  • “Smooth” aperture control is available during video recording, according to Panasonic
  • Aperture Ring Increment has been added

All of these updates are available at LUMIX Global Customer Support’s website.

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