Panasonic has officially announced new firmware version 1.3 for Lumix S1 and S1R full frame mirrorless cameras today. The S1 (B&H Photo Video/Adorama/Amazon) and S1R (B&H Photo Video/Adorama/Amazon) gain CFexpress compatibility, function better with Sigma L-mount lenses and adapters, along with a host of minor fixes and feature extensions. The new firmware version 1.3 will be available on November 19th, 2019.
LUMIX Full-frame Mirrorless Camera
S1R Firmware Version 1.3 / S1 Firmware Version 1.3
1. Expanded media compatibility
・Compatibility with CFexpress Type B card: A CFexpress Type B card boasts a theoretical performance of a maximum of 2,000 Mbps. Realizing an approximately 300% higher transfer speed than that of a conventional XQD card, it supports large-volume photos and videos. You can buy CFexpress Cards at B&H Photo Video/Adorama.
2. Expanded compatibility with Profoto wireless transmitters
・Ability to use Profoto wireless transmitters “Air Remote TTL-O/P” and “Profoto Connect-O/P”, enabling wireless connection and control of external strobes for professional shooting.
* All functions may not be available depending on the situation.
3. Improved compatibility with Sigma interchangeable lenses and mount converter
・Ability to assign functions to the Fn buttons of Sigma L-Mount interchangeable lenses.
・The performance of Body I.S. (Image Stabilizer) when attaching a lens using the Sigma MC-21 mount converter has been enhanced by suppressing roll movement.
4. Improved compatibility with Panasonic interchangeable lenses
・Assignment of 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
・[AF+MF] can be used in AFC mode.
・Setting continuous AF on the live view screen in Creative Video mode or in other video recording modes when the video recording area is displayed.
6. Improved performance of High-Speed Video
・Ability to manually set the exposure according to the video exposure mode (P/A/S/M) in High- Speed Video mode.
7. Other major improvements*
・Ability to select the card slot to save the JPEG images developed by in-camera RAW processing.
・An Fn button can be used for checking the aperture effect.
・User can disable any physical operation by assigning the action to an Fn button.
・AF Assist Light is now on the Focus tab of the Video menu.
・The luminance level of photos (including 6K/4K Photo and Post Focus images) can be preset when played back over HDMI output.
・ Ability to lock (with the [AF/AE LOCK] button) when ISO Auto is set in M mode.
・Previously, some users experienced a blue clipping effect in V-Log recording. This problem has been improved.
・Afterimages occurred in V-Log recording for some users. This problem has been improved.
*For more details on the update program, please refer to the firmware update information page of each model to be released on November 19, 2019.