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How to Update! July 2019 Firmware Updates LUMIX S & G Series

Photo Moment - July 10, 2019

Panasonic has released firmware updates 1.2 for the LUMIX S1 and S1R, firmware 2.5 for the LUMIX GH5, and firmware 1.3 for the LUMIX GH5S, G9G80/G81/G85G90/G91/G95 and the GX9. The video above walks you through the update procedure, which is also outlined below!

Download your Firmware Updates here

Firmware Update Procedure

  1. Ensure your batteries are at least 50% full for the S Series, and full for all other cameras
  2. Format an SD memory card in your camera, then turn off the camera
  3. Remove the SD card from the camera, and insert it into your computer
  4. Visit this Panasonic page in any web browser
    1. Click the Downloads button in the of buttons near the top of the page
    2. Select the appropriate tab for your camera (Full-frame System Camera or Micro Four Thirds System Camera)
    3. Locate your camera model in the list, and click the Click to the download page link. This will open a new window. If a window does not open, you may have pop-ups disabled. Change that in your browser settings.
    4. Click the Download button in the pop-up window
  5. Locate the downloaded .zip file, and double-click it to expand to a .bin file
  6. Copy the .bin file to the root level of your camera's SD card. Just drag it to the icon; don't put it inside a folder/directory in the SD card.
  7. Remove the SD card from your computer, and re-insert it into your camera
  8. Turn on the camera
  9. Continue below depending on your camera model

Continued Update Procedure for LUMIX S1 and S1R

  1. Press the menu button
  2. Navigate to Setup menu (wrench) > IN/OUT menu (box with radio waves on it) > Bluetooth, and if Bluetooth is on, turn it off. \
  3. Navigate to Setup menu (wrench) > Others (wrench with three dots underneath it) > Firmware Version > Firmware Update
    • TROUBLESHOOTING — If the Firmware Update menu is not available, the camera does not see the file on the card.
      • Try reformatting the card, and copying the .bin file again
      • Ensure you downloaded the correct .bin file (i.e. the S1, not the S1R update, for the S1 camera)
      • Ensure you disabled bluetooth
      • Return to the download page, and locate the button “Click here to the procedure for update”. Read the painfully precise instructions carefully; look for anything you may have missed. If that still doesn't work… contact Panasonic. 
  4. It will confirm the version that it will update to; select Yes to start the update. The update will take several minutes (it took mine about 3m45s)
  5. The camera will automatically reboot when it's done. If you want, verify that the update was successful by going back to the Firmware Version menu and verifying the new version is there.
  6. If you disabled Bluetooth, don't forget to re-enable it

Continued Update Procedure for LUMIX G Series and Others

  1. Press the Play button
  2. The Version Up menu will appear; select Yes to update.
    • TROUBLESHOOTING — If the Version Up page does not appear, the camera does not see the file on the card.
      • Try reformatting the card, and copying the .bin file again
      • Ensure you downloaded the correct .bin file (i.e. the GH5, not the GH5S update, for the GH5 camera)
      • Return to the download page, and locate the button “Click here to the procedure for update”. Read the painfully precise instructions carefully; look for anything you may have missed. If that still doesn't work… contact Panasonic.
  3. The camera will automatically reboot when it's done. If you want, verify that the update was successful by going to the Setup menu (wrench) > Version Display and verifying the new version is there.

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Full-frame Mirrorless Camera Firmware Updates Include…

LUMIX S1R Firmware Version 1.2

  1. Improved performance of the Body Image Stabilizer
    • The correction performance of the Body Image Stabilizer has been improved from a maximum of 5.5 stops to a maximum of 6.0 stops. *1
    • The correction performance of the Dual I.S.2 has been improved from 6.0 stops to 6.5 stops. *2
      • *1 Based on the CIPA standard [Yaw/Pitch direction: focusing distance f=50mm, when S-X50 is used.]
      • *2 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.]
  2. 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.
  3. Improved operational stability
    1. Operational stability when using an XQD memory card has been improved.

LUMIX S1 Firmware Version 1.2

  1. Improved performance of the Body Image Stabilizer
    • The correction performance of the Body Image Stabilizer has been improved from a maximum of 5.5 stops to a maximum of 6.0 stops. *1
    • The correction performance of the Dual I.S.2 has been improved from 6.0 stops to 6.5 stops. *2
      • *1 Based on the CIPA standard [Yaw/Pitch direction: focusing distance f=50mm, when S-X50 is used.]
      • *2 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.]
  2. 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.
  3. 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*4:2:08bitLongGOP150MbpsLPCM
         30p/25p*4:2:210bitLongGOP150MbpsLPCM
         24p4:2:210bitLongGOP100MbpsLPCM
        FHD60p/50p*4:2:210bitLongGOP100MbpsLPCM
         30p/25p*4:2:210bitLongGOP100MbpsLPCM
        • * PAL area only
      • HDMI 4K60p/50p* 4:2:2 10bit output
        • * PAL area only.
      • 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). *
        • * MOV only
  4. Improved operational stability
    • Operational stability when using an XQD memory card has been improved.

Micro Four Thirds Mirrorless Camera Updates Include…

GH5 Firmware Version 2.5

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

GH5S Firmware Version 1.3

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

G9 Firmware Version 1.3

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

G90/G91/G95 Firmware Version 1.3

  1. 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.
  2. Improved compatibility with the Panasonic Battery Grip DMW-BGG1.
    • The Fn button on the Battery Grip can be customized in the camera’s custom menu.

G80/G81/G85 Firmware Version 1.3

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

GX9 Firmware Version 1.3

  1. 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.

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