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Panasonic Lumix S and G camera firmware updates

Panasonic Lumix S and G camera firmware updates

This post is designed to keep our customers up to date with firmware released for Panasonic Lumix mirrorless cameras. Panasonic believes that technology upgrades should be made available to new and existing cameras, making superb new features available to all customers free of charge.

Firware updates for Lumix S and G cameras

Panasonic Lumix Firmware Update 4th November 2020

Panasonic announced firmware update programs for Lumix S and G Series cameras, which will be available to all users. The firmware will be available to download on 24th November 2020, for the following cameras:

The full frame S1, S1R and S1H will inherit improved autofocus technology and performance of the new LUMIX S5 and eye, face and body and the head are separately recognised by real-time AF detection technology.

Highlights from this firmware update include:

  1. Human/Animal recognition is available in [1-Area] and [1-Area+] AF mode
  2. [AF+MF] mode can be used during video recording
  3. AF-Recognition during V-Log-recording has been improved (S1H/S1/S5)
  4. [SS/Gain Operation] function has been added to S1R, S1 and S5
  5. A recording indication frame [Red REC Frame Indicator] has been added to S1R and S1
  6. Vertical video playback has been added to S1H, S1R and S1
  7. 4K video files can now be transferred to a smartphone via Wi-Fi (S1H/S1R/S1)
  8. The monitors of S1H and S5 now can display the images flipped when the free-angle LCDs are rotated and [Horizontal Image Flip(Monitor)] / [Vertical Image Flip(Monitor)] are activated.
  9. 5K video recording has been added to S1R 
  10. 10-bit HDR video recording has been added to S1R [Like 2100/HLG]
  11. High-Resolution audio recording and dedicated menu settings for the DMW-XLR1 microphone adaptor have been added to S1R 
  12. The [Luminance Level] function in S1R now supports 10-bit recording
  13. 4K 60P/50P 4:2:2 10-bit video output over HDMI has been added to S1R.
  14. C4K (4096x2160) video has been added to S5 
  15. [5.9K] / [4K] / [Anamorphic (4:3) 3.5K] 12-bit RAW Video Data output over HDMI has been added to S5. Also Apple ProRes RAW can be recorded on Atomos NINJA V (S5)
  16. Vector Scope display has been added to S5
  17. Master Pedestal Level has been added to S5
  18. [L.ClassicNeo] and [L.Monochrome S] Photo Styles have been added to S5
  19. A further firmware update (v2.0) will also be available for LUMIX S1 in 2021 with the addition of manually switching the Dual Native ISO settings and V-Log recording.

Firmware Update for LUMIX G Series

The G100 now has compatibility with the LUMIX Webcam Software (Beta) with firmware version 1.1. In addition, the G100 monitor can now display the images flipped when the free-angle LCD is rotated and [Horizontal Image Flip(Monitor)] / [Vertical Image Flip(Monitor)] is activated.

How to do firmware updates on Lumix cameras?

Click here for advice on updating your Panasonic Lumix camera firmware.

Visit this direct link for the Panasonic S Series and G Series Firmware page.

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By Nick Dautlich on 05/11/2020

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