Panasonic in-store / latest firmware updates

We’re happy to announce that we’ll be hosting a rep from Panasonic at each of our Colorado stores over the course of the next week and in four of our California stores next month. Come by, say hi! He will be offering his expertise to answer your questions as well as performing firmware updates on Panasonic cameras.

Attendees will receive a special bonus from Mike’s Camera, but you’ll have to come in to find out what it is!

Colorado

DenverFriday, July 26, 201910:00 AM–6:00 PM
BoulderSaturday, July 27, 201911:00 AM–4:00 PM
Wheat RidgeSunday, July 28, 201912:00 PM–3:00 PM
Park MeadowsMonday, July 29, 201910:00 AM–6:00 PM
Colorado SpringsTuesday, July 30, 201910:00 AM–6:00 PM

California

DublinMonday, August 19, 201910:00 AM–6:00 PM
Menlo ParkTuesday, August 20, 201910:00 AM–6:00 PM
Mill ValleySaturday, August 24, 201910:00 AM–4:00 PM
Pleasant HillSunday, August 25, 201910:00 AM–4:00 PM

Speaking of firmware updates, Panasonic just released new versions for the GX9, GH5, GH5S, G85, G9, S1, and S1R. If you’ve got one of those, you’ll definitely want to update! (Specific changes are listed below.) Check the latest firmware version for all of your other cameras here.


Panasonic GX9 v. 1.4

  • 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 operational stability.
  • There were cases where the headphone volume did not change in real time when [Headphone Volume] registered in “My Menu” has been changed. This bug has been fixed.

Panasonic GH5 v. 2.5

  • 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.
  • Improved operational stability.
  • There were cases where the headphone volume did not change in real time when [Headphone Volume] registered in “My Menu” has been changed. This bug has been fixed.

Panasonic GH5S v. 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.
  • Improved operational stability.
  • There were cases where the exposure was not correct when recording in Creative Video Mode. This bug has been fixed.
  • There were cases where the headphone volume did not change in real time when [Headphone Volume] registered in “My Menu” has been changed. This bug has been fixed.

Panasonic G85 v. 1.4

  • 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.
    Improved operational stability
  • There were cases where the headphone volume did not change in real time when [Headphone Volume] registered in “My Menu” has been changed. This bug has been fixed.

Panasonic G9 v. 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.
  • Improved operational stability.
  • There were cases where the headphone volume did not change in real time when [Headphone Volume] registered in “My Menu” has been changed. This bug has been fixed.

Panasonic S1 v. 1.2

  • Improved performance of the Image Stabilizer.
  • The correction performance of the Body Image Stabilizer has been improved from 5.5 stops to 6.0 stops. (Based on the CIPA standard [Yaw/Pitch direction : focusing distance f=50mm , when S-X50 is used.])
  • The correction performance of the Dual I.S.2 has been improved from 6.0 stops to 6.5 stops. (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]
    4K60p/50p, 4:2:0 8bit LongGOP, 150Mbps, LPCM 4K30p/25p, 4:2:2 10bit LongGOP, 150Mbps, LPCM
    4K24p, 4:2:2 10bit LongGOP, 150Mbps, LPCM
    FHD60p/50p, 4:2:2 10bit LongGOP, 100Mbps, LPCM FHD30p/25p, 4:2:2 10bit LongGOP, 100Mbps, LPCM
  • HDMI 4K60p/50p* 4:2:2 10bit output
  • 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 favorite 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).
  • Improved operational stability.
  • Operational stability when using an XQD memory card has been improved.

Panasonic S1R v. 1.2

  • Improved performance of the Image Stabilizer.
  • The correction performance of the Body Image Stabilizer has been improved from 5.5 stops to 6.0 stops. (Based on the CIPA standard [Yaw/Pitch direction : focusing distance f=50mm , when S-X50 is used.])
  • The correction performance of the Dual I.S.2 has been improved from 6.0 stops to 6.5 stops. (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.

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