New Firmware Updates for Panasonic GH5S, G9 and G100 Cameras


Panasonic is releasing free firmware updates for the LUMIX GH5S, G9 and G100 cameras to enhance the functions and usability.

Firmware 2.0 for the GH5S will enable it to capture Apple Pro Res RAW video recording over HDMI to the Atomos Ninja V and also record and play back vertical videos vertically.

Both the GH5S and G9 will inherit the improved autofocus technology and performance of the Lumix S5 full-frame camera.

All three updates will be available on 9th June 2021.

Panasonic UK Press Release

25th May 2021 – Panasonic has announced that it will release new firmware update programs for its LUMIX GH5S, G9 and G100 cameras to enhance the functions and usability.

Further to announcing the release of its new LUMIX GH5M2 and the development of the LUMIX GH6, Panasonic is committed to further enhancing its current G Series line up performance through free-of-charge firmware updates.

The new firmware programs detailed below will be available from the LUMIX Global Customer Support website on 9th June 2021.

LUMIX GH5S Firmware Version 2.0

RAW video data output over HDMI

Firmware 2.0 will enable the GH5S to capture Apple Pro Res RAW video recording over HDMI to the Atomos Ninja V.

• Apple ProRes RAW can be recorded on an Atomos Ninja V.

• 4K / Anamorphic (4:3) 3.7K, 12-bit RAW video output via HDMI.




Area

Resolution

Frame Rate

Aspect

HDMI Output

Micro Four Thirds

4K (4096×2160)

23.98p/25.00p/29.97p/50p/59.94p

17:9

12-bit

Micro Four Thirds

Anamorphic

3.7K (3680X2760)

23.98p/25.00p/29.97p/50p/59.94p

4:3

12-bit

• A LUT (Look up table) exclusively designed for RAW video recorded on Ninja V is available on the Panasonic customer support website to enable the same colour grading as V-Log/V-Gamut. It is easy to match colours between the footage recorded with Panasonic Varicam and EVA1 cameras to combine them.

* Atomos Ninja V Ver.10.66 will be required to support the RAW video data output function of the LUMIX GH5S.

* Software that supports Apple ProRes RAW is required to edit RAW video recorded with Ninja V.

* All functions may not be available depending on the situation

* Apple and ProRes are trademarks or registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the United States and/or other countries.

* Ninja V / ATOMOS are registered trademarks of ATOMOS Limited. 

Improved AF performance

The GH5S will inherit the improved autofocus technology and performance of the LUMIX S5.

• Eyes and face are detected at a 2x faster recognition cycle speed and humans and animals at a 5x faster recognition cycle speed*.

• Tracking and recognition performance of AF have been improved with an addition of head recognition.

• Human/animal recognition can be set ON or OFF when the AF mode is set to [1-Area].

*Comparison between before and after updating the firmware.

Further added functions

• [Red REC Frame Indicator] function has been added.

• It is possible to record and play back vertical videos vertically, the camera automatically detects the vertical orientation of the video.

• Users can choose to add camera orientation information in [Vertical Position Info (Video)] menu to prevent unintended image rotation in playback.

• [Video Guide Line] function has been upgraded with more options.

• [Power Save Mode] can be selectable while the camera is powered with an AC adaptor (DMW-AC10, sold separately). 

LUMIX G9 Firmware Version 2.4

Improved AF performance

The G9 will inherit the improved autofocus technology and performance of the LUMIX S5.

• Eyes and face are detected at a 2x faster recognition cycle speed and humans and animals at a 5x faster recognition cycle speed*.

• Tracking and recognition performance of AF have been improved with an addition of head recognition.

• Human/animal recognition can be set ON or OFF when the AF mode is set to [1-Area].

*Comparison between before and after updating the firmware. 

Further added functions

• [Red REC Frame Indicator] function has been added.

• It is possible to record and play back vertical videos vertically, the camera automatically detects the vertical orientation of the video.

• Users can choose to add camera orientation information in [Vertical Position Info (Video)] menu to prevent unintended image rotation in playback.

• [Frame Marker] function has been added.

• [Power Save Mode] can be selectable while the camera is powered with an AC adaptor (DMW-AC10, sold separately). 

• The camera is recognised when it is connected to a PC via the USB power supply port.

LUMIX G100 Firmware Version 1.2

• Users can choose to add camera orientation information in [Vertical Position Info (Video)] menu to prevent unintended image rotation in playback.

• The camera is recognised when it is connected to a PC via the USB power supply port.

・Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.

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