Panasonic’s upgrading the Lumix GH5 and GH5s’ continuous auto-focus performances. Both firmware updates look to improve the camera’s AF tracking algorithms.
The GH5 and GH5s have had issues with their AF. Their focus points would randomly shift into the background while tracking a subject in AFC mode. The firmware updates will thankfully fix this issue by upgrading the camera’s tracking algorithms. Their algorithms should work for efficiently in high motion shooting.
However, this isn’t all that the firmware updates are bring to the cameras. Here’s a rundown for what the firmware updates (2.4 for the GH5 and 1.2 for GH5s) are bringing to the table.
GH5 Firmware Update 2.4
- Fixes a bug when setting exposure where the “One Push AE” would fail to work when shooting in “Creative Video Mode M”
- Fixes Time-code bug that resets time codes after battery is replace
- 6K Photo/4K Photo Improved: fixes problem where intended frames in 6K and 4K PHOTO were cut out of footage
GH5s Firmware Update 1.2
- Fixed HDMI output stability: issues when operating during variable frame rate with operating stability through HDMI output have been fixed
- Improved video recording operation: the “One Push AE” bug when shooting “Creative Video M Mode” has been fixed
- The issues when using V-LogL for VFR recording and image quality when set to “Dynamic (intelligent Dynamic range Control” has been fixed
- Updates minimizes issues where the GH5s is slow to keep up with brightness changes in specific conditions
Here’s a quick videos testing the firm update on the GH5 and there’s a noticeable improvement:
If you want to read Panasonic’s full update announcements, go to the GH5’s 2.4 firmware and the GH5s’ 1.2 firmware pages.