Panasonic Firmware Updates Dramatically Improve GH5/GH5S/G9 AF

Panasonic has dramatically improved their AF, which is good news because the Fujifilm X-T3 is looking to challenge the GH line today and the GH6 is likely not ready to launch yet.

Updates to the GH5 (firmware 2.4)

  • Improvement of tracking performance and minimizing of backfocusing in continuous AF mode with 225 AF points
  • Fix of a One-Push-AE bug in Creative M mode, when SS/Gain-Operation is set to Angle/ISO
  • Fix of bug that sometimes caused timecode to be reset upon battery change
  • Fix of a bug that caused showing all footage, instead of just the intended frame in 6k/4k Photo mode

Updates to the GH5S (firmware 1.2):

  • Improvement of tracking performance and minimizing of backfocusing in continuous AF mode with 225 AF points
  • Fix of a bug that caused the camera to not react appropriately to brightness changes under fluorescent light
  • Fix of a One-Push-AE bug in Creative M mode, when SS/Gain-Operation is set to Angle/ISO
  • Improvement of image quality when using V-Log for VFR recording in Creative Mode
  • Improvement of image quality when using the Intelligent Dynamic Range Controlfeature

Updates to the G9 (firmware 1.2):

  • Improvement of tracking performance and minimizing of backfocusing in continuous AF mode with 225 AF points
  • Fix of a bug that caused the camera to not react appropriately to brightness changes under fluorescent light

The updates are available now and can be downloaded here:

Panasonic GH5: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Panasonic GH5S:
 B&H Photo / Adorama / Amazon
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

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