Panasonic LUMIX S1 & S1R Firmware Version 1.1 Announced ! (Improves Image Stabilization and AF Performance)

Panasonic today has officially announced new firmware version 1.1 for Lumix S1 and Lumix S1R full frame mirrorless cameras. This firmware version 1.1 improves image stabilization and autofocus performance. You will be able to download this firmware update on July 9th here.

Details of firmware version 1.1 below:

LUMIX S1R Firmware Version 1.1

1. Improved performance of the Body Image Stabilizer

  • The correction performance of the Body Image Stabilizer has been improved from a maximum of 5.5 stops to a maximum of 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

*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.]

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. Improved operational stability

  • Operational stability when using an XQD memory card has been improved.
LUMIX S1 Firmware Version 1.1

1. Improved performance of the Body Image Stabilizer

  • The correction performance of the Body Image Stabilizer has been improved from a maximum of 5.5 stops to a maximum of 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

*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.]

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]
4K 60p/50p* 4:2:0 8bit LongGOP 150Mbps LPCM
30p/25p* 4:2:2 10bit LongGOP 150Mbps LPCM
24p 4:2:2 10bit LongGOP 100Mbps LPCM
FHD 60p/50p* 4:2:2 10bit LongGOP 100Mbps LPCM
30p/25p* 4:2:2 10bit LongGOP 100Mbps LPCM

* PAL area only.

・HDMI 4K60p/50p* 4:2:2 10bit output

* PAL area only.

・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).*

* MOV only

4. Improved operational stability

  • Operational stability when using an XQD memory card has been improved.