GH3 and G5 firmware update released.

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Panasonic issued a new firmware update for the G5 and GH3. Click here to download the fw: http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/dsc/download/fts/index.html

These are the new GH3 features:

  1. “Low Light AF” is added that makes it possible to set focus on the subject in low-lit situations (-3EV).
  2. “Silent Mode” is added which suppresses electronic shutter, shutter sound, operation sound and flash emission with a single setting.
  3. “Exposure Comp. Reset” is added which resets the setting of exposure compensation to ±0 whenever the camera is turned off or the shooting mode is changed.
  4. Performance of AF is enhanced in use with H-PS14042 and H-PS45175.
  5. Connection problem with Apple Mac computers via Wi-Fi is fixed.

These are the new G5 features:

  1. Correction of wording on [Motion Picture] menu
    • Correct the wording “60p/60i/30p” of AVCHD frame rate on [Rec Quality] menu to “50p/50i/25p”.
      This update is for PAL broadcast regions only, and you don’t need this update if wording is already “50p/50i/25p”.
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  • alexander

    why Sony has a EVF & Oly not?

    http://camerasize.com/compare/#375,459

    Display is not even bigger…

    • why already going offtopic in the 1st post here?

      • Realandre

        +1

    • Pavlo

      because there is the button in place of VF :) It’s obvious :)

    • Anonymous

      Back under your bridge, please.

  • Pannyboom

    O i wish Olympus was like Panasonic when it comes to firmware updates.

    • Rchard

      Agreed

      • mistamal

        definitely agreed

  • Really great firmware update for G5! :D

  • Anonymous

    (4) and (5) are the kind of things that should be included in firmware updates.
    But (1), (2) and (3) are significant feature upgrades, which is a welcome surprise in an age where new models are rolled out every 6 months.

    • Anonymous

      +1
      Hope FocusPeaking is comming also.

  • Focus peaking for the G5 would have been brilliant, even if only in stills.

  • ljmac

    (3) is a great feature – I wish all cameras had this.

  • andrew

    Will we get similar updates for other cameras, such as the GX1?

  • wreckless

    G5 hack?…. Please Vitaly!

    • Broke Filmmaker

      Yes! G5 hack please Vitaly! NTSC G5 has 30 min limit on PSH video.

  • Still no focus peaking on Gh3, what a shame!

    Panasonic if you read this, you must be out of your mind, more than 90% of GH3 users what focus peaking and you do not acknowledge this!

    • ever hopeful

      maybe focus peaking is not a simple software update – one interview with a Panasonic excutive mentioned this

  • Kuba

    LOL
    install some anti-bot
    software…

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