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Panasonic Lumix GH5 Firmware Ver 1.1 Will Be Released on April 24, 2017: Enabling Full-HD 4:2:2 10-Bit Video Recording Capability

Panasonic Lumix GH5 Firmware Ver 1.1

This is an update to the previous blog, Panasonic LUMIX GH5 Mirrorless Features World’s First 4K 60p/50p Video Recording and 6K (18MP) PHOTO.
Firmware updates will add:

  • Full HD 4:2:2 10bit video recording capability (scheduled for April 2017);
  • 400Mbps 4:2:2 10-bit All-Intra video recording in 4K 30p/25p/24p; Full HD, high-resolution video recording in Anamorphic mode; Hybrid Log Gamma in Photo Style mode which enables popular 4K HDR video recording and USB tethering (all scheduled for second half of 2017).

Panasonic Lumix GH5 Firmware Ver 1.1 to be released on April 24th at panasonic.jp/support/global enabling Panasonic’s much anticipated 4:2:2 10-bit video.

Panasonic LUMIX GH5

Panasonic LUMIX GH5

The following video presents [NEW] Introducing Panasonic LUMIX GH5:
Panasonic is proud to introduce the new LUMIX GH5 that features world’s first* 4K 60p / 50p ultra high-definition, smooth, video recording fwithout a time limit and 4:2:2 10-bit** 4K 30p / 25p internal video recording as well as outputting.
The new 20.3-megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor without low-pass filter combines with the new Venus Engine to achieve highest-ever picture quality and 5-axis Dual I.S. 2*** boasts even more effective suppression against blurring.
The newly added 6K PHOTO**** makes it possible to capture unmissable moments at 30 fps by extracting the frame with the best timing out of the 6K burst file (in 4:3 or 3:2 aspect) to save as an approx. 18-megapixel equivalent high-resolution photo. 4K PHOTO is also upgraded enabling 60-fps high-speed capture in approx. 8-megapixel equivalent resolution.
The LUMIX GH5 includes Bluetooth 4.2 (called BLE: Bluetooth Low Energy) and Wi-Fi® 5GHz***** (IEEE802.11ac) / 2.4GHz (IEEE 802.11b/g/n) connectivity. It is composed of a magnesium alloy full die-cast front / rear frame and is not only splashproof and dustproof but also freezeproof down to -10 degrees. A double SD Memory Card slot is equipped.
Moreover, functional upgrades such as Full-HD 4:2:2 10-bit video recording capability (in Aprill 2017), 400-Mbps 4:2:2 10-bit All-Intra video recording in 4K 30p/25p/24p and 200-Mbps All-Intra Full-HD (in the second half of 2017) are scheduled.

*4K 60p/50p (for a Digital Single Lens Mirrorless Camera), 4:2:2 10-bit (for a digital interchangeable lens camera) as of 4 January, 2017
**4:2:0 8-bit in 4K60p/50p recording on an SD Memory Card.
*** 5-Axis Dual I.S.2 can be used with the lens H-FS12060 and H-FS14140 (requires firmware updated) as of January 4, 2017. The firmware for the use of 5-Axis Dual I.S.2 with H-RS100400 will also be released in February 2017. Newly introducing lens: H-ES12060, H-HSA12035, H-HSA35100, H-FSA45200 and H-FSA100300 are all compatible with 5-Axis Dual I.S.2.
**** ‘6K PHOTO’ is a high speed burst shooting function that cuts a still image out of a 4:3 or 3:2 video footage with approx.18-megapixel (approx. 6000 x 3000 effective pixel count) that the 6K image manages.
*****Not available in some sales area.


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