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Panasonic Firmware Update Ver. 1.2 (2017/02/08) for Lumix DMC-G80/G81/G85 and Lumix DMC-GX80/GX85 Cameras: Improvements

Panasonic 5-Axis Dual I.S.(Image Stabilzier) 2

The following video presents Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85:

Panasonic LUMIX G85 with LCD facing front

Panasonic LUMIX G85 with LCD facing front

Panasonic recently released the Firmware Version 1.2 (2017/02/08) for Lumix DMC-G80/G81/G85 and Lumix DMC-GX80/GX85 cameras.

Panasonic Lumix GX85 (Silver)

Panasonic Lumix GX85 (Silver)

This new firmware includes the following improvements:

  • Eliminates the whirring noise caused by the in-body stabilization system while in stand-by mode for both cameras Lumix DMC-G80/G81/G85 and Lumix DMC-GX80/GX85.
  • Furthermore, it reduces the noise during video recording for both cameras Lumix DMC-G80/G81/G85 and Lumix DMC-GX80/GX85.
  • Adds the 5-Axis Dual I.S.(Image Stabilzier) 2 to the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G80/G81/G85 camera when the camera is used with Panasonic’s Leica DG Vario-Elmar 100-400mm F4-6.3 ASPH lens.
Panasonic's LEICA DG VARIO-ELMAR 100-400mm

Panasonic’s LEICA DG VARIO-ELMAR 100-400mm

The following video presents Introducing 5-Axis Dual I.S.(Image Stabilzier) 2:
“The new 5-axis Dual I.S.(Image Stabilizer) 2 in the LUMIX G80/G81/G85 has advanced to boast even more powerful and effective blurring suppression. Combining an O.I.S.(Optical Image Stabilizer, 2-axis) and B.I.S.(Body Image Stabilizer, 5-axis), it compensates for larger movements which were conventionally uncontrollable. The LUMIX G80/G81/G85 integrates a high precision gyrosensor that controls the distribution of O.I.S./B.I.S. compensation by studying the focal length and shooting conditions, making it possible to use max.5-stop slower shutter speed*1. By making the most of both O.I.S and B.I.S., it is highly beneficial not only in wide angle but also in telephoto and in adverse situations, such as at nighttime or with one-handed shooting.
The 5-axis Dual I.S. 2 works for both photo and motion picture recording, including 4K video. Panasonic LUMIX G DSLM (Digital Single Lens Mirrorless) Cameras offer a wide variety of digital interchangeable lenses and most of them will comply with the 5-axis Dual I.S. in the LUMIX G80/G81/G85*2 and the B.I.S. compensates for amera movement even when a lens without O.I.S. is used.

*1 Based on the CIPA standard [Yaw/Pitch direction: focusing distance f=50-140mm (35mm film camera equivalent f=100-280mm), when H-FS14140 is used.
*2 5-Axis Dual I.S. 2 works when attaching the lens that complies with it. The compliant lenses are H-FS14140 and H-FS12060 as of 19 September, 2016. Firmware update of the lens is also required.”

For more other important info and to download the Firmware Version 1.2 for both cameras, please visit http://av.jpn.support.panasonic.com/support/global/cs/dsc/download/fts/index.html .


The following video presents Introducing Panasonic LUMIX GX80/GX85:


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