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Improvements  
Date/Version Description
Apr. 6, 2021
Ver.2.0
  1. New functions and options to be available with the Upgrade Software Key DMW-SFU2.
    *Users who already have DMW-SFU2 do not need to purchase extra DMW-SFU2.
    There is no need of upgrading the camera with DMW-SFU2 if upgrading with DMW-SFU2 was once done before.
    - The following functions and options will be available by activating the [Activate] menu in the camera.
    » 6K(5952x3968) / 5.9K(5888x3312) / 5.4K(5376x3584) video recording mode in MOV format
    - 6K24p, 4:2:0 10bit LongGOP, 200Mbps, LPCM
    - 5.9K30p/25p/24p, 4:2:0 10bit LongGOP, 200Mbps, LPCM
    - 5.4K30p/25p, 4:2:0 10bit LongGOP, 200Mbps, LPCM
    » C4K(4096x2160) video recording mode in MOV format
    - C4K60p/50p, 4:2:0 10bit LongGOP, 200Mbps, LPCM
    - C4K60p/50p, 4:2:0 8bit LongGOP, 150Mbps, LPCM
    - C4K30p/25p/24p, 4:2:2 10bit LongGOP, 150Mbps, LPCM
    » 4K(3840x2160) 10 bit video recording mode in MOV format
    - 4K60p/50p, 4:2:0 10bit LongGOP, 200Mbps, LPCM
    » Anamorphic(3328x2496) video recording mode in MOV format
    - 4K-A50p, 4:2:0 10bit LongGOP, 200Mbps, LPCM
    - 4K-A50p, 4:2:0 8bit LongGOP, 150Mbps, LPCM
    - 4K-A30p/25p/24p, 4:2:2 10bit LongGOP, 150Mbps, LPCM
    » RAW video data output over HDMI
    - [5.9K] / [4K] / [Anamorphic(4:3) 3.5K] 12-bit RAW video data output over HDMI.
    - The Apple PreRes RAW can be recorded on Atomos NINJA V.
    *All functions may not be available depending on the situation.
    *Software that supports Apple ProRes RAW is required to edit RAW video recorded with NINJA V.
    *Apply the LUT(Look up table) available on the following customer supports site to make the same color grading as V-Log/V-Gamut
    https://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/dsc/download/lut/s1h_raw_lut/
    » [Time Code] function
  2. Other added functions
    - [Dual Native ISO Setting] function has been added.
    - Users can choose to add or not to add camera orientation information in [Vertical Position Info (Video)] menu to prevent unintended image rotation in playback.
    - [Power Save Mode] can be selectable while the camera is powered with an AC adaptor(DMW-AC10, sold separately).
  3. Other improvements
    - There were rare cases that the display such as AF frame blinks during video recording. This phenomenon has been solved.
    - There were rare cases that operating the camera during photo/video playback caused a freeze depending on the operation timing. This phenomenon has been solved.
    - There were cases that the specified AF position was shifted when using Pinpoint AF in full screen display. This phenomenon has been solved.
Dec. 22, 2020
Ver.1.7
  1. There were cases the focus cannot be properly set on the touched subject when using a Touch AF. This bug has been fixed.
  2. There were cases the focus cannot be properly set on the subject or flickering occurred when LVF Frame Rate was set to [120fps]. This bug has been fixed.
Nov. 24, 2020
Ver.1.6
  1. Improved AF performance
    - Tracking and recognition performance of AF have been improved with an addition of head recognition.
    - Recognition performance during video recording in V-Log has been improved.
    - Human/Animal recognition can be set ON or OFF when the AF mode is set to [1-Area] or [1-Area+].
    - [AF+MF] can be used during video recording.
  2. Added video functions
    - [SS/Gain Operation] function has been added.
    - [Red REC Frame Indicator] function has been added.
    - It is possible to play back vertical videos vertically.
  3. Other added functions
    - 4K video files can be transferred to a smartphone via Wi-Fi.
Apr. 8, 2020
Ver.1.5
  1. Expanded media compatibility
    - Prograde Digital CFexpress Type B card can be used.
  2. Other added functions
    - 50p/25p video frame rate option is available on all LUMIX S1 cameras including models for the NTSC broadcast format regions (Japan, North America, Republic of Korea, Taiwan, Republic of the Philippines).
  3. Changed of operating specifications
    - To prevent improper operation, touch-control is disabled for [Delete All] operation in playback mode. Only cursor buttons can be used for [Delete All] operation.
Jan. 28, 2020
Ver.1.4
  1. The flicker during V-Log recording has been improved.
Nov. 19, 2019
Ver.1.3
  1. Expanded media compatibility
    - CFexpress Type B memory card can be used.
  2. Expanded compatibility with Profoto wireless transmitters
    - Profoto wireless transmitters "Air Remote TTL-O/P" and "Profoto Connect-O/P" can be used.
    * All functions may not be available depending on the situation.
  3. Improved compatibility with Sigma interchangeable lenses and mount converter
    - It is possible to assign function to the Fn buttons of Sigma L-Mount interchangeable lenses.
    - When attaching a lens using the Sigma MC-21 mount converter and [Image Stabiizer] > [Lens] is set to ON , Body .I.S.(Image Stabilizer) suppresses roll movement.
  4. Improved compatibility with Panasonic interchangeable lenses
    - It is possible to assign functions to the lens’ Fn buttons when the Panasonic LUMIX S PRO 70-200mm F2.8 O.I.S. (S-E70200) is mounted.
  5. Improved AF performance
    - It is possible to set [AF+MF] in AFC mode.
    - It is possible to set continuous AF on the live view screen in Creative Video mode or in other video recording mode when the video recording area is displayed.
  6. Improved performance of High Speed Video
    - It is possible to manually set the exposure according to the video exposure mode (P/A/S/M) in High Speed Video mode.
  7. Other added functions
    - It is possible to select the card slot to save the JPEG images developed by in-camera RAW processing.
    - [0.5 SEC] has been added for an option of [Duration Time (photo)] in [Auto Review].
    - [Forced Flash OFF] can be selected in iA mode.
    - [AF Assist Light] has been added to the Focus tab of the [Video] menu.
    - [Off (Disable Press and Hold)] can be assigned to the Fn button. It disables operation when the button is long-pressed.
    - Fn button can be used for checking aperture effect while the button is pressed.
  8. Other improvements
    - There were cases where F value control failed depending on the maximum F value when non-Panasonic L-Mount lens is mounted. This bug has been fixed.
    - Luminance level of photos (including 6K/4K Photo and Post Focus images) can be set when playing back them over HDMI output.
    - AE can be locked with the [AF/AE LOCK] button when ISO Auto is set in M mode.
    - Aperture and shutter speed can be controlled using front/rear dials when the rear monitor is set to OFF.
  9. Improved operational stability
    - There were cases where Backup Recording using the Double Card Slot Function stopped during writing. This bug has been fixed.
    - AF operation following the pressing of [AF-ON] in MF mode was unstable when the LVF Frame Rate was at 120 fps and the camera was under dim lighting. This bug has been fixed.
    - There were cases where the images shot vertically did not rotate on playback. This bug has been fixed.
    - There were cases where [Image Stabilizer] was set to OFF when the battery was reinserted. This bug has been fixed.
    - Operational stability of image stabilizer has been improved. (When [Image Stabilizer] > [E-Stabilization(Video)] and [Boost I.S.(Video)] is ON. )
    - There were cases where blue clipping effect occurred in V-Log recording. This problem has been improved.
    - There were cases where afterimage occurred in V-Log recording. This problem has been improved.
Jul. 9, 2019
Ver.1.2
  1. Improved performance of the Image Stabilizer
    - The correction performance of the Body Image Stabilizer has been improved from 5.5 stops to 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 *3
    *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.]
    *3 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*, 4:2:0 8bit LongGOP, 150Mbps, LPCM
    • 4K30p/25p*, 4:2:2 10bit LongGOP, 150Mbps, LPCM
    • 4K24p, 4:2:2 10bit LongGOP, 150Mbps, LPCM
    • FHD60p/50p*, 4:2:2 10bit LongGOP, 100Mbps, LPCM
    • FHD30p/25p*, 4:2:2 10bit LongGOP, 100Mbps, LPCM
    - HDMI 4K60p/50p* 4:2:2 10bit output
    - 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).**
    * PAL area only
    ** MOV only
  4. Improved operational stability
    - Operational stability when using an XQD memory card has been improved.
Apr. 23, 2019
Ver.1.1
  • Improvement of accuracy in exposure during burst shooting.
  • Improvement of accuracy in flash sync performance.