Update Contents for DC-GH5
Improvements  
Date/Version Description
2018/05/30
Ver.2.3
  1. Improvement of AF performance
    - AF tracking performance in video recording has been improved.
    - AF speed at 180d (180°) has been improved when displaying the shutter speed in degrees in [SS/Gain Operation]>[ANGLE/ISO].
  2. Improvement of Body I.S.(Image Stabilizer) performance
    - There were cases where peripheral distortion occurred in video recording while walking when used with Panasonic wide zoom lenses (H-F007014, H-E08018). This bug has been fixed.
    * When [E-Stabilization (Video)] is set to [ON].
  3. Improvement of sound recording performance
    - Sound quality has been improved by optimizing the noise reduction performance of internal noise cancelling microphone.
  4. New functions
    - [L.Monochrome D] has been added to Photo Style.
    - [Grain Effect] can be added and adjusted in Photo Style.
    - [Live View Boost] has been added, which makes it easy to check the composition on the monitor in low-light environment.
    - [Night Mode] has been added, which reduces glaring on the screens when recording in low-light environment.
    - Maximum 20x enlarged view is available in [MF Assist].
    - [Focus Ring Lock] has been added to [Custom] menu, which disables focus ring operation to lock the focus.
    - [WB/ISO/Expo. Button] has been added, which enables adjustment of WB/ISO/Exposure only while the exposure compensation button is pressed. This can be set [Custom]>[Operation].
    - [Dial] has been added to [Custom]>[Operation Lock Setting].
    - [Power/Wireless Indicator] has been added in [Setup] menu, which enables turning off the status indicator and wireless connection lamp.
  5. Other improvements
    - [Like 709],[V-LogL*] and [V-LogL View Assist*] in Photo Style can be used in photo shooting.
    - [LUT Monitor Display*] and [LUT HDMI Display*] can be used in playback mode.
    * Upgrade Software Key DMW-SFU1(sold separately) is required.
    - [Focus Ring Lock], [E-Stabilization(Video)], [Mic Rec Level Disp.], [Live View Boost],[Night Mode] and [L.Monochrome D] can be assigned to the Fn button that works in recording mode.
    - [LUT Monitor Display*],[LUT HDMI Display*] and [Night Mode] can be assigned to the Fn button that works in playback mode.
    * Upgrade Software Key DMW-SFU1(sold separately) is required.
    - Vector Scope can be displayed on the screen while adjusting white balance.
    - It is possible to choose images from group display such as burst shots in [RAW Processing] mode.
    - Restarting time from sleep mode has been shortened while using Image App and Bluetooth connection.
    You can choose to shorten the time of remote operation and image transfer or remote shutter control in [Setup]>[Bluetooth]>[Returning from Sleep Mode].
    - Remaining battery status is indicated by 1/4-gauge, indicating approximately 25% per gauge.
    - There were cases where folder name was garbled when connecting wirelessly with Windows10-based PC. This bug has been fixed.
"LUMIX Tether" Ver.1.3 or higher is required to connect to a camera with Updated firmware.
LUMIX Tether Download Program
2017/12/11
Ver.2.2
  1. Function can be assigned to the Fn button of the interchangeable lens including H-ES200.
  2. Video recording stability in VFR (Variable Frame Rate) mode is improved.
2017/10/10
Ver.2.1
Following bugs were found after updating the firmware to Ver.2.0 but now they have been fixed.
  1. [Power Save LVF Shooting] was automatically set to [1 sec].
    (This makes the camera go into sleep mode in 1 sec in a standby mode.)
    * [Power Save LVF Shooting] will be set to [OFF] when the firmware Ver.2.0 is updated to Ver.2.1.
    If you would like to enable [Power Save LVF Shooting], please set it on manually by selecting a designated time.
  2. The parameters of picture quality adjustment in Photo Style were all set to -5 when setting the recording mode to [MP4 HEVC(AAC)]. This bug has been fixed.
    * The parameters of picture quality adjustment in Photo Style will be reset to ±0 when the firmware Ver.2.0 is updated to Ver.2.1.
    If you would like to adjust the picture quality in Photo Style, please adjust them manually.
  3. There were cases where [V-LogL View Assist] did not work, This bug has been fixed.
  4. There were cases where motion pictures recorded in [AVCHD] cannot be divided. This bug has been fixed.
2017/09/27
Ver.2.0
[Power Save LVF Shooting] is automatically set to [1 sec] after updating the camera's firmware to version 2.0.
(This makes the camera go into sleep mode in 1 sec in a standby mode.)
Before use, please restore the setting manually when turning on the camera after updating the firmware. Press [MENU/SET] button and select [Setup] ⇒ [Economy] ⇒ [Power Save LVF Shooting].
  1. Compatibility with "LUMIX Tether" PC software
    This new firmware enables GH5 tethered shooting via USB, using "LUMIX Tether" PC software. Users can control the camera by connecting it to a PC via USB.
  2. Improved auto focus performance
    - Auto focus performance for subjects with low contrast in photo shooting is improved.
    - Tracking auto focus performance in video recording is improved.
    - The customized AF area can be continuously displayed in [Multi AF] and [Custom Multi AF] during live-view.
    - The AF area in [Multi AF] can be moved to the other edge (side, top or bottom) when it reaches one edge.
    - The start point of AF lock can be set on the live view screen in advance in [AF Tracking].
    - The AF area can be moved while the shutter button is half-pressed or while recording in [Burst Mode], [6K PHOTO] and [4K PHOTO].
  3. Improved performance in [6K PHOTO] and [4K PHOTO]
    - The waiting time to start the next burst shooting sequence after [6K Burst] and [4K Burst] is shortened to less than half the time.
    - [Loop Rec] is available in [6K PHOTO].
    * Use of Panasonic SD Memory Card with Video Speed Class 90 is recommended for [Loop Rec] of [6K PHOTO].
  4. An additional ALL-Intra Video Recording mode
    - 4:2:2,10-bit ALL-Intra video recording mode is added to 4K/FHD video recording.
    * Use of SD Memory Card with Video Speed Class 60 or higher is recommended for 4K ALL-Intra video recording. Operation is confirmed with Panasonic SD Memory Card with Video Speed Class 90.
  5. 4K HDR video recording
    - [HLG] (Hybrid Log Gamma) is added to [Photo Style]. HDR (High Dynamic Range) is a mode to reproduce both bright part and dark part in an image, making it look just as human eyes see. The camera records video with a designated gamma curve compatible with ITU-R BT.2100, and you can now choose Hybrid LogGamma (HLG) in [Photo Style].
    - A low-bit-rate recording mode 4K HEVC for HLG was added. This enables playback on AV equipment compatible with the HEVC compression format, such as Panasonic 4K HDR TVs.
  6. Enhancement of the Anamorphic video recording mode
    - High-Resolution Anamorphic mode, which enables video recording in 18-mega effective pixels, is added.
    * Recorded in HEVC
    - [Anamorphic Desqueeze Display] was added, which lets you view an enlarged image in Cinescope size while recording with 2.0x and 1.33x Anamorphic lens.
    - [Video Guide Line] is added to display the image in a variety of aspects, such as Cinescope, 16:9 and 1:1 while recording video. This can be used not only in Anamorphic mode but also in other video recording mode.
    (See "Setting of an anamorphic lens by the aspect ratio [Anamorphic(4:3)]".)
  7. Enhancement of Body I.S. (Image Stabilizer)
    - [I.S. Lock(video)] is added. This powerfully compensates for handshake when the viewing angle is fixed.
    - A new handshake correction mode is added, which provides optimum correction when using 2.0x and 1.33x Anamorphic lens.
    - In VFR (Variable Frame Rate) shooting mode, there were cases where the image stabilization did not operate when non-Panasonic interchangeable lens is used. This bug has been fixed.
  8. Correction of white balance setting
    - When the K (Kelvin) value was changed after adjusting the color temperature with 2-axis white balance compensation, the setting was reset. This bug has been fixed.
  9. Improved usability of Time Lapse Shot
    - The time to finish shooting and the number of recordable pictures are displayed on the stand-by screen.
  10. Improved usability of Power Save LVF
    - Power Save LVF can now be used during all stand-by display options.
  11. Wireless functions
    - The Bluetooth Remote Control function can be used with Image App, which will also be updated at the same timing with the GH5 firmware release.
    - If the camera has not completed image transmission when it is turned off, it restarts transmission when it is turned on with the [Auto Transfer] function.
  12. Other improvements
    - A rating function using a Fn button is available in Playback Zoom and Multi Playback.
    - The following functions can be assigned to Fn buttons - [Constant Preview] [6K/4K PHOTO Bulk Saving] [Min. Shtr Speed] [RAW Processing] [Rec/Playback Switch] [Destination Slot] and [Mic Level Adj.].
    - The DISP.Button can be locked. (See how to lock the button.)
    - In Relay Rec, there were cases where the video file number was not able to be reset. This bug has been fixed.
    - In Relay Rec, there were cases where the video file number was reset after formatting the SD Memory Card. This bug has been fixed.
    - In Backup Rec, there were cases where the file number was not reset even after applying resetting. This bug has been fixed.
    - The image quality when applying the following settings is improved: Extended low ISO, [i.Dynamic] (Intelligent D-range Control) and Highlight Shadow.
2017/04/24
Ver.1.1
  1. FHD 4:2:2 10-bit video recording has been added. It can be selected in either FHD [MP4 (LPCM)] or [MOV] recording format.
  2. 4:2:2 10-bit video recording has been added to Anamorphic (4:3) mode.
  3. There was a problem in which the exposure adjustment did not operate properly during live view standby when the [SS/Gain Operation] display was set to [ANGLE/ISO] while [Variable Frame Rate] was selected for Creative Video mode. This has been fixed.
  4. A problem in [V-LogL] of Photo Style mode where afterimages appeared when recording video under high ISO sensitivity settings has been fixed.
* When the firmware is updated from Ver. 1.0, the folder numbers and file numbers inside the camera are reset. If you want to continue recording from the folder numbers and file numbers on the SD Memory Card in use, select the folder for saving data from [Setup] menu ⇒ [Folder/File settings] after updating the firmware to Ver. 1.1.
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