Panasonic Releases New Firmware Update for LUMIX S1R, S1, GH5, GH5S & G9

Panasonic has announced a series of new firmware updates for S1, S1R full frame, GH5, GH5s and the G9 MFT cameras.

With this major upgrade Panasonic G9 advances a 10-bit 4:2:2 video capture for 4K at up to 30p and HDMI output of 10-bit 50 and 60p footage. Meanwhile, the GH5S and G9 also gain animal detect autofocus, while both those cameras and the GH5 gain AF-On Near Shift and AF-ON Far Shift options to prioritize near or distant subjects.

New Panasonic firmware updates will be available at the LUMIX Global Customer Support website on November 19, 2019. Continue reading “Panasonic Releases New Firmware Update for LUMIX S1R, S1, GH5, GH5S & G9”

Panasonic Announces Firmware Update Programs for the LUMIX S1R, S1, GH5, GH5S, G9, G90/G91/G95, G80/G81/G85 and GX9

Panasonic has announced that the company will release the firmware update programs for the LUMIX Digital Single Lens Mirrorless cameras to enhance the functions and usability.

All programs will be available at LUMIX Global Customer Support website at UTC 1:00 on July 9, 2019.

The cameras and the programs to be updated are as follows: Continue reading “Panasonic Announces Firmware Update Programs for the LUMIX S1R, S1, GH5, GH5S, G9, G90/G91/G95, G80/G81/G85 and GX9”

Panasonic 1.4x & 2x L-mount Teleconverters Announced

In addition to Panasonic S1H 6K mirrorless camera, Panasonic also announced a 1.4x Teleconverter DMW-STC14 and a 2x Teleconverter DMW-STC20 for the LUMIX S Series telephoto zoom lenses.

The Panasonic 1.4x and 2x L-mount teleconverters will be compatible with the current S Pro 70-200mm F4 OIS, as well as the 70-200mm F2.8 arriving later this year. Continue reading “Panasonic 1.4x & 2x L-mount Teleconverters Announced”

Panasonic to Release the Upgrade Firmware Key DMW-SFU2 for LUMIX S1 in July 2019

Panasonic officially announced that they will release an Upgrade Firmware Key DMW-SFU2 for the Panasonic LUMIX S1 ($2,497.99 at AmazonB&HAdorama) full-frame mirrorless camera in July 2019 to expand the video performance.

The Upgrade Software Key DMW-SFU2 will go on sale in July 2019 at a cost of $199 in the US, €199 in Europe and £179 in the UK. Panasonic US says the update will be made available free to any existing S1 owners that have registered their camera, and for anyone who buys an S1 before July 31st. In Europe (including the UK) the offer runs until the end of September. Continue reading “Panasonic to Release the Upgrade Firmware Key DMW-SFU2 for LUMIX S1 in July 2019”

Sigma Announce 11 L-Mount Lenses and MC-21 SA/EF Mount Converter

Sigma announced 11 of its Art prime lenses will soon be available in L-Mount, plus the launch of the Sigma Mount Converter MC-21, which will allow Sigma’s SA mount and Canon EF mount lenses to be used on L-Mount camera bodies. Continue reading “Sigma Announce 11 L-Mount Lenses and MC-21 SA/EF Mount Converter”

First Panasonic LUMIX S1 Unboxing Video

Here is the first Panasonic LUMIX S1 unboxing video.  Panasonic S1’s ($2,497.99 at AmazonB&HAdorama) DFD is contrast-detect based but uses an understanding of each lens’s optical characteristics to work out where to drive the focus to.

Also here is an additional coverage of the Panasonic S cameras. Continue reading “First Panasonic LUMIX S1 Unboxing Video”

Panasonic S1 vs Nikon Z6 AF Test Video

Here is a test video between the Panasonic S1 vs Nikon Z6 cameras. The new LUMIX S1R and S1 Micro Four Thirds cameras, uses the same Depth from Defocus AF system. On the other hand Nikon Z6 features 273 Phase AF points based Fullframe Sensor.

Panasonic S1’s ($2,497.99 at AmazonB&HAdorama) DFD is contrast-detect based but uses an understanding of each lens’s optical characteristics to work out where to drive the focus to. The camera’s AF Tracking mode has been updated, too. It now tracks whatever is under the focus point when you half-press (or AF-On) and then reverts to your original AF area when you release. Continue reading “Panasonic S1 vs Nikon Z6 AF Test Video”

Tony Northrup Compares Panasonic S Cameras with Lumix GH5

As you know Panasonic positioned the Lumix S1 and Lumix S1R  cameras for professional still shooters who might dabble a bit in video. So both models are not  video centric and clearly not a successor to the GH5.

Even the Panasonic S1 and S1R targeted for mainly still photograhp, Tony Northrup compares the Panasonic S cameras with Lumix GH5 and says the GH5 is a much better choice for video. Check it out! Continue reading “Tony Northrup Compares Panasonic S Cameras with Lumix GH5”

Additional Panasonic S1 and Panasonic S1R Coverage

Here is an additional post announcement coverage of the  Panasonic S1 and Panasonic S1R full frame mirrorless cameras. You can find information about the samples images, hands-on reviews, first impressions and videos.

Along with Panasonic full frame mirrorless cameras, there are three new lenses : . Panasonic also updated the Lumix S L-mount lenses roadmap. Check it out.  Continue reading “Additional Panasonic S1 and Panasonic S1R Coverage”

Panasonic 50mm f/1.4, 24-105mm f/4, 70-200mm f/4 Lenses Announced

In addition to the Panasonic Lumix S1 & S1R full-frame mirrorless cameras, Panasonic also announced 3 new L-Mount Lenses for LUMIX S series full-frame mirrorless camera.

The three new lenses are .

The new 50mm f/1.4, 24-105mm f/4, 70-200mm f/4 Lenses are available for pre-order at AmazonB&HAdorama. Continue reading “Panasonic 50mm f/1.4, 24-105mm f/4, 70-200mm f/4 Lenses Announced”