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Firmware Updates for LUMIX DC-GH5 and LUMIX G X VARIO PZ 45-175mm / F4.0-5.6 ASPH. / POWER O.I.S. (H-PS45175) Lens

News   •  Apr 19, 2017 09:00 BST

Panasonic today announces a firmware update for LUMIX DC-GH5 and the LUMIX G X VARIO PZ 45-175mm / F4.0-5.6 ASPH. / POWER O.I.S. (H-PS45175) digital interchangeable lens.

DC-GH5 Firmware Update Service Ver.1.1 for Expansion of 4:2:2 10-bit Video Recording Mode

Panasonic is announcing the new firmware update program Ver.1.1 for DC-GH5 to further enhance its performance. The new firmware Ver.1.1 enables 4:2:2 10-bit video recording in either FHD [MP4(LPCM)] / [MOV] and Anamorphic (4:3) mode, in addition to the existing 4K video recording mode.

4:2:2 10-bit FHD [MP4(LPCM)] / [MOV]

Item System frequency Size Frame rate Bit rate YUV/bit Image compression
[FHD/10bit/100M/60p] 59.94Hz (NTSC) 1920 x 1080 59.94p 100 Mbps 4:2:2/10 bit Long GOP
[FHD/10bit/100M/30p] 1920 x 1080 29.97p 100 Mbps 4:2:2/10 bit Long GOP
[FHD/10bit/100M/24p] 1920 x 1080 23.98p 100 Mbps 4:2:2/10 bit Long GOP
[FHD/10bit/100M/50p] 50.00Hz (PAL) 1920 x 1080 50.00p 100 Mbps 4:2:2/10 bit Long GOP
[FHD/10bit/100M/25p] 1920 x 1080 25.00p 100 Mbps 4:2:2/10 bit Long GOP
[FHD/10bit/100M/24p] 24.00Hz (CINEMA) 1920 x 1080 24.00p 100 Mbps 4:2:2/10 bit Long GOP

・When [Miniature Effect] is selected for Creative Control Mode, you cannot select the items used for 4:2:2/10 bit motion pictures.

4:2:2 10-bit Anamorphic (4:3) mode

Item System frequency Size Frame rate Bit rate YUV/bit Image compression
[4K/A/150M/30p] 59.94Hz (NTSC) 3328 x 2496 29.97p 150 Mbps 4:2:2/10 bit Long GOP
[4K/A/150M/24p] 3328 x 2496 23.98p 150 Mbps 4:2:2/10 bit Long GOP
[4K/A/150M/25p] 50.00Hz (PAL) 3328 x 2496 25.00p 150 Mbps 4:2:2/10 bit Long GOP
[4K/A/150M/24p] 24.00Hz (CINEMA) 3328 x 2496 24.00p 150 Mbps 4:2:2/10 bit Long GOP

・[Anamorphic(4:3)] is available only when the camera is set to Creative Video Mode.The firmware version 1.1 also includes following bug fixes:

- A problem in which the exposure adjustment did not operate properly during live view standby under specific condition in using [Variable Frame Rate].

-A problem in which afterimages appeared when recording video under high ISO sensitivity settings in using [V-LogL]

The new DC-GH5 firmware Ver 1.1 is scheduled to be released on April 24, 2017 at the following LUMIX Customer Support website: http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/dsc/

LUMIX G X VARIO PZ 45-175mm / F4.0-5.6 ASPH. / POWER O.I.S. (H-PS45175)

Firmware Update Service Ver.1.3 to Enable Dual I.S.

Panasonic is also announcing the new firmware update program Ver.1.3 for LUMIX G digital interchangeable lens - LUMIX G X VARIO PZ 45-175mm / F4.0-5.6 ASPH. / POWER O.I.S. (H-PS45175) - making it compatible with the Dual I.S. (Image Stabilizer) function. Dual I.S. is available when the lens is used with the LUMIX GH5, GX8, GX80/GX81/GX85 and G80/G81/G85 DSLM (Digital Single Lens Mirrorless) cameras. Combining an O.I.S.(Optical Image Stabilizer) and B.I.S.(Body Image Stabilizer), it compensates for larger movements which were conventionally uncontrollable and boasts even more powerful and effective blurring suppression from wide-angle to telephoto.

With this firmware update, a total of 19 LEICA DG/ LUMIX G digital interchangeable lenses are now compatible with Dual I.S.

LEICA DG Lens LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT 12-60mm / F2.8-4.0 ASPH. / POWER O.I.S. (H-ES12060)
LEICA DG VARIO-ELMAR 100-400mm / F4.0-6.3 ASPH. / POWER O.I.S. (H-RS100400)
LEICA DG NOCTICRON 42.5mm / F1.2 ASPH. / POWER O.I.S. (H-NS043)*
LEICA DG MACRO-ELMARIT 45mm / F2.8 ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S. (H-ES045)*
LUMIX G Lens LUMIX G VARIO 12-32mm / F3.5-5.6 ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S. (H-FS12032)*
LUMIX G X VARIO 12-35mm / F2.8 ASPH. II / POWER O.I.S. (H-HSA12035)
LUMIX G X VARIO 12-35mm / F2.8 ASPH. / POWER O.I.S. (H-HS12035)*
LUMIX G VARIO 12-60mm / F3.5-5.6 ASPH. / POWER O.I.S. (H-FS12060)*
LUMIX G VARIO 14-42mm / F3.5-5.6 II ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S. (H-FS1442A)*
LUMIX G VARIO 14-140mm / F3.5-5.6 ASPH. / POWER O.I.S. (H-FS14140)*
LUMIX G X VARIO 35-100mm / F2.8 II / POWER O.I.S. (H-HSA35100)
LUMIX G X VARIO 35-100mm / F2.8 / POWER O.I.S. (H-HS35100)*
LUMIX G VARIO 35-100mm / F4.0-5.6 ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S. (H-FS35100)*
LUMIX G VARIO 45-150mm / F4.0-5.6 ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S. (H-FS45150)*
LUMIX G X VARIO PZ 45-175mm / F4.0-5.6 ASPH. / POWER O.I.S. (H-PS45175)*
LUMIX G VARIO 45-200mm / F4.0-5.6 II / POWER O.I.S. (H-FSA45200)
LUMIX G VARIO 100-300mm / F4.0-5.6 II / POWER O.I.S. (H-FSA100300)
LUMIX G MACRO 30mm / F2.8 ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S. (H-HS030)*
LUMIX G 42.5mm / F1.7 ASPH. / POWER O.I.S. (H-HS043)*

*Firmware must be updated to the latest version.

*Specifications are subject to change without notice.

The new LUMIX G X VARIO PZ 45-175mm / F4.0-5.6 ASPH. / POWER O.I.S. (H-PS45175) firmware is scheduled to be available later in April 2017 at the following LUMIX Customer Support website: http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/dsc/