Panasonic Releases Firmware Update Programs for the LUMIX S1R, S1, GH5, GH5S and G9


Panasonic Releases Firmware Update Programs for the LUMIX S1R, S1, GH5, GH5S and G9
Newark, NJ (November 6, 2019) – Panasonic is proud announce firmware update programs for the LUMIX Digital Single Lens Mirrorless cameras including the S1R/ S1 (S Series), GH5/GH5S/G9 (G Series) and application software to enhance functions and usability. All programs will be available at the LUMIX Global Customer Support website https://av.jpn.support.panasonic.com/support/global/cs/dsc/ on November 19, 2019.

LUMIX Full-frame Mirrorless Camera
S1R Firmware Version 1.3 / S1 Firmware Version 1.3

1. Expanded media compatibility

・Compatibility with CFexpress Type B card: A CFexpress Type B card boasts a theoretical performance of a maximum of 2,000 Mbps. Realizing an approximately 300% higher transfer speed than that of a conventional XQD card, it supports large-volume photos and videos.

2. Expanded compatibility with Profoto wireless transmitters

・Ability to use Profoto wireless transmitters “Air Remote TTL-O/P” and “Profoto Connect-O/P”, enabling wireless connection and control of external strobes for professional shooting.

* All functions may not be available depending on the situation.

3. Improved compatibility with Sigma interchangeable lenses and mount converter

・Ability to assign functions to the Fn buttons of Sigma L-Mount interchangeable lenses.

・The performance of Body I.S. (Image Stabilizer) when attaching a lens using the Sigma MC-21 mount converter has been enhanced by suppressing roll movement.

4. Improved compatibility with Panasonic interchangeable lenses

・Assignment of functions to the lens Fn buttons when the Panasonic LUMIX S PRO 70-200mm F2.8 O.I.S. (S-E70200) is mounted.

5. Improved AF performance

・[AF+MF] can be used in AFC mode.

・Setting continuous AF on the live view screen in Creative Video mode or in other video recording modes when the video recording area is displayed.

6. Improved performance of High-Speed Video

・Ability to manually set the exposure according to the video exposure mode (P/A/S/M) in High- Speed Video mode.

7. Other major improvements*

・Ability to select the card slot to save the JPEG images developed by in-camera RAW processing.

・An Fn button can be used for checking the aperture effect.

・User can disable any physical operation by assigning the action to an Fn button.

・AF Assist Light is now on the Focus tab of the Video menu.

・The luminance level of photos (including 6K/4K Photo and Post Focus images) can be preset when played back over HDMI output.

・ Ability to lock (with the [AF/AE LOCK] button) when ISO Auto is set in M mode.

S1

・Previously, some users experienced a blue clipping effect in V-Log recording. This problem has been improved.

・Afterimages occurred in V-Log recording for some users. This problem has been improved.

*For more details on the update program, please refer to the firmware update information page of each model to be released on November 19, 2019.

LUMIX Micro Four Thirds Mirrorless Camera

GH5 Firmware Version 2.6 / GH5S Firmware Version 1.4 / G9 Firmware Version 2.0

1. Expanded compatibility with Profoto wireless transmitters (All)

・Ability to use Profoto wireless transmitters “Air Remote TTL-O/P” and “Profoto Connect-O/P.”

* All functions may not be available depending on the situation.

2. Improved AF performance

GH5S G9

・[Animal Detect] has been added to AF mode. Utilizing Advanced AI Technology, animals, including cats, dogs and birds, can be detected in addition to humans. The focus frame is automatically set on the target subject by analyzing the size and position of the target subject in the viewing image. The camera continues tracking these subjects even when they turn their back to the camera.

・It is possible to switch the subject to focus on by pressing the joystick in [Face/Eye/Body/Animal Detect] mode.

All・[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.

・A Focus Peaking function is available in MF and any AF modes.

・Continuous AF capability is available on the live view screen in Creative Video mode or in other video recording modes when the video recording area is displayed.

3. Enhanced video functions (G9)

・4K 30p/25p 4:2:2 10-bit internal recording is supported.

・4K 60p/50p 4:2:2 10-bit HDMI output is supported.

・Luminance level for 10-bit video is supported.

・VFR (Variable Frame Rate) shooting is supported (FHD 2-180 fps/4K 2-60 fps).

・HDR video recording is supported.

・V-Log L recording and Waveform Monitor (WFM) are available with the Upgrade Software Key DMW-SFU1 (sold separately).

4. Other major improvements*

All

・[AWBw] has been added to WB mode.

・[Highlight Weighted] has been added to [Metering mode].

・[Exposure Offset Adjust] has been added to the Custom menu, which enables the user to adjust the standard exposure value for all metering modes.

・[0.5SEC] has been added for an option of [Duration Time (photo)] in [Auto Review].

・AE can be locked with the [AF/AE LOCK] button when ISO Auto is set in M mode.

・[MODE1] has been added to the Live View Boost function, which increases the frame rate for smooth image displays to enable easier manual focusing.

G9

・[MODE2] has been added to High Resolution mode, which reduces the subject’s motion blur.

*For more details of the update program, please refer to the firmware update information page of each model to be released on November 19, 2019.

LUMIX Sync Ver1.0.4

・Wireless connection (operation) with GH5/GH5S/G9 is supported.

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Panasonic S PRO 16-35MM F4 and S PRO 70-200MM F2.8 Details Plus Photos Leak Before Announcement

LUMIX S PRO 16-35mm F4
Lens configuration: 12 elements in 9 groups (including 3 aspherical lenses, 1 ED lens, 1 UHR lens)
Minimum focusing distance: 0.25m
Maximum shooting magnification: 0.23 times
Filter diameter: 77mm
Number of diaphragm blades: 9
Size: 85 x 99.6 mm
Weight: 500 g

Price $1,499
B&H Photo / Amazon

LUMIX S PRO 70-200mm F2.8 O.I.S.
Lens construction: 22 elements in 17 groups (including 2 UED lenses and 3 ED lenses)
Minimum focusing distance: 0.95m
Maximum shooting magnification: 0.21 times
Number of diaphragm blades: 11
Filter diameter: 82mm
Size: 94.4 x 208.6 mm
Weight: 1570 g

Price $2,599

B&H Photo / Amazon

via Nokishita

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Panasonic S PRO 16-35MM F4 and S PRO 70-200MM F2.8 Prices Leak


The Panasonic S PRO 16-35MM F4 and S PRO 70-200MM F2.8 were listed on Kenmorecamera briefly and Nokishita caught it. You can see the listings here and here, but there isn’t much beyond the screenshots for information about the lenses.

via Nokishita

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Kipon EF-MF AF ND

KIPON start to deliver world first autofocus adapter for m4/3 system with drop-in variable ND filters,comparing with former EF-MFT AF adapter,beside have all functions(IS,EXIF information,high speed autofocus,compatible with Panasonic/Olympus/BMCC cameras,fit most of canon EF mount (Sigma,Tamron…lenses,)we developed drop-in variable ND filters inside the adapter,specially for those who are using bulb lenses without possibility to attach filters in front of the lenses.We also offer extra filter holder to use the 37mm filters (UV/IR/CPL…)from other brand manufactures.

Pls inquire our dealers in different countries to order this adapter,or buy it from our company’s Amazon,ebay tmall shops.

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Olympus E-M5III and E-PL10 Announced

Olympus E-M5III: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Olympus E-PL10: B&H Photo/ Amazon / Adorama

Reviews/Hands-on/Previews
Explora – Compact and Customizable: The New Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III Mirrorless Camera
DPReview – Olympus OM-D E-M5 III initial review
DPReview – In the desert with the Olympus OM-D E-M5 III
MirrorlessComparison – Olympus OM-D E-M5 II vs OM-D E-M5 III – The 10 Main Differences
CameraLabs – Olympus OMD EM5 III review so far
Thephoblographer – First Impression: Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III
Photographyblog – Hands-on
ePhotozine – Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III Review
ePhotozine – Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III Vs Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II Comparison – What’s New?

Samples:
DPReview
Photographyblog

Videos:

Promo Videos:

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Luminar 4 Launches November 18, 2019


1. Luminar 4 + Signature Looks bundle for US$69 instead of US$138
2. Luminar 4 + Signature Looks + Luminar 3 bundle for US$99 instead of US$207

Image editing made extraordinarily fast through AI advancements in Luminar
Flagship software to bring innovative machine-learning tools and workflow to photographers as both a standalone application and plugin.

BELLEVUE, WA – October 15, 2019 — Skylum is pleased to announce additional enhancements coming to Luminar 4 to be shipped on November 18, 2019. The release intends to change the way photographers approach photo editing, offering several tools informed by extensive machine-learning and a new streamlined  interface to make photo editing more accessible than ever before.

Luminar 4 isn’t just another photo editor — it brings time-saving, creative photo processing to everyone in an easy-to-use approach. Skylum wants people to enjoy not only the  taking of photos, but also the processing images which is typically where many photographers have the most frustration. With Luminar 4, anyone can create a masterpiece.

With a refreshed interface and workflow, Luminar 4 shifts from being a tool-based approach to one that is purpose-based. It shortens the learning process, helping any photographer experiment  creatively and expand their vision. While the software incorporates complex tools, they’re completely customizable and easy to use, whether you’re a beginner or seasoned professional.

For example, in Luminar 4, photographers will experience the power of AI Sky Replacement — the first automated sky replacement tool in the market. AI Structure provides photographers with a tool to adjust fine details in their photographs, without destroying relevant subjects. Finally, tools like AI Skin Enhancer and Portrait Enhancer will take an everyday portrait and turn it into a masterpiece! Read More »

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