(FT3) Future Panasonic GH5 firmware update will give us 20 frames/s in RAW ?


GH5 vs A9 size comparison by CameraSize

I find it hard to believe it but the source who shared this is actually a good one. So unless he got intentionally mislead by Panasonic this could really happen. he reports:

Panasonic is working on a GH5 high speed burst mode. It will also offer up to 20 frames/s in RAW!

It should be added via future firmware update. this would match the current performance of the new Sony A9.


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(FT5) Leaked: First images of the new Olympus TG-5

Olympus will soon announce the new Though TG-5 camera. Those are the specs:

  • new 12-mega pixel back-illuminated CMOS
  • TruePic VIII
  • 4K 30p, Full HD 120 fps video
  • Adopted anti-fogging glass to prevent fogging due to sudden temperature change
  • “Pro capture mode” installed
  • Waterproofing 15 m, Impact resistance 2.1 m, Load capacity 100 kgf, Low temperature resistance – 10 degrees

via Nokishita

(FT5) New E-M1II, E-M5II and 300mm firmwares will be released on Monday (read the improvements list)

The German Forum oly-forum.com spilled out the details about a new E-M1II, E-M5II and 300mm PRO firmware that will be available on Monday:

E-M1II Version: 1.2
Verbesserte Farbwiedergabe des Elektronischen Suchers.
Das Problem, dass Blitzgeräte anderer Anbieter bei hochaufgelösten Aufnahmen/Fokus-Belichtungsreihe/Focus Stacking keinen Blitz emittieren, wurde behoben.
Das Problem, dass der rückseitige Monitor die Aufnahmeansicht nicht anzeigt, wenn der elektronische Sucher zum Aufnehmen von Fotos verwendet wird, wurde behoben.
Das Problem, dass die voreingestellte Position des AF-Ziels bei Ausschalten des Geräts nicht beibehalten wird, wurde behoben.
Verbesserte (Stabilität der) Kapazitätsanzeige des Batteriestatus.
Verbesserte Rauschminderung von Serienaufnahmen bei eingeschalteter Bildstabilisation des Objektivs.
Von Profoto hergestellte Blitzsteuergeräte werden unterstützt.

300mm PRO Version: 1.2
Verbesserte Rauschminderung von Serienaufnahmen bei eingeschaltetem Bildstabilisator des Objektivs und Verwendung einer E-M1 Mark II.”

EM5II Version: 2.4
Von Profoto hergestellte Blitzsteuergeräte werden unterstützt.
Die Sicherung der Kameraeinstellungen ist möglich.
Kompensation für mittlere Gradation bei Verwendung der Gradationskurven-Korrektur ist möglich.

Die Position des AF-Ziels und der Bereich der Spotmessung können verknüpft werden.

The Google translated text is:

E-M1II Version: 1.2
Improved color reproduction of the electronic viewfinder.
The problem that flash devices from other vendors emit no flash during high-resolution exposures / focus stacking / focus stacking has been fixed.
The problem that the back monitor does not display the shooting view when the electronic viewfinder is used to take photos has been fixed.
The problem that the preset position of the AF target is not retained when the unit is turned off has been fixed.
Improved (stability of) capacity indicator of the battery status.
Improved noise reduction of serial shots when the lens is stabilized.
Profoto-manufactured flash controllers are supported.

300mm PRO version: 1.2
Improved noise reduction of serial shots with the image stabilizer on and the use of an E-M1 Mark II.

EM5II Version: 2.4
Profoto-manufactured flash controllers are supported.
The camera settings can be saved.
Compensation for medium gradation when using gradation curve correction is possible.
The position of the AF target and the range of spot measurement can be linked.

(FT3) Are those the new Panasonic camcorder specs?

I have yet no info from trusted sources about the new Panasonic Cine Camcorder. All we know from this “tweaked” image is that it seems to have EF mount.
But today an anonymous source sent me these full specs. But keep in mind that these are not from a known trusted source and I cannot guarantee you those are correct. But for sure these specs seem to be “reasonable”:

S35 sensor (from the Varicam LT)
EF-mount
14+ stops of DR
4k/1080p 10-bit 4:2:2 recording
Possible Prores recording
Two XLR inputs
SDI/HDMI output
Dual SDXC slots
Detachable sidegrip and top handle
Price: $6500

Pity to see it doesn’t have MFT mount.