The Big success of Panasonic GH5 firmware update

When the Panasonic GH5 camera was released, the preface of the introduction by Panasonic for the launching of the camera was promising new features for the Panasonic GH5 camera through firmware. And now, those features is been launched with new extras. The company announced in the month of august that the Panasonic GH5 camera firmware update version 2.0, will come with the previously promised features and also adding new options which is based on the feedback of the users for both the photo and the video and that update is finally available after its launch on Wednesday, September 27.

Cinema aspect.

One of the demanded features of the GH5 camera  was for  a simple crop marks to enable shooters to visualize their shooting in a cinema aspect ratios and this function is now been added alongside 1:1 guideline (great if you’re shooting video content for instagram etc).

DISP button.

Another big complaint from Panasonic GH5 camera users was the position of DISP button. Most users complained that the button may be accidentally triggered when shooting. But Unfortunately, DISP button’s position is not what can be changed with the firmware, instead, there was an implementation of   a DISP lock feature, which allows lock off functionality and prevents any accidental trigger.


For all anamorphic shooters is the upgrade have gone above and beyond expectation, the new upgrade functionality for anamorphic shooting will make the GH5 camera an incredible camera with the 200mbps 4,992 x 3,744 ‘6K’ high resolution mode in 24/25/30p  including the addition of an anamorphic de-squeeze, which makes  composition when shooting  in anamorphic mode much more simpler and also contradicts the need for external monitor because it keeps the set up lighter for handheld work when shooting with a small anamorphic.

All-I + HEVC.

The inclusion of All-intra 400mbps 4:2:2 10-bit at 4K 24 and UHD 24/25/30p, along with 200mbps All-intra 4:2:2 10-bit FHD 24/25/30/50/60p is another advantage of the new upgrade. And it will be great for making editing performance faster and improved quality in shooting motion.


The GH5 firmware update V2.0 comes with a Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) photo style which is been proposed by broadcasters. HLG is available in all codec options and frame rates. It can also be an output at 4K 50/60p 10bit 4:2:2 above HDMI in external recording.

Improved AF.

Some usability twists such as locking the AF tracking start point, enabling the movement of AF while recording in 6K/4K photo and to the other edge when reaching the opposite edge.

Other features including Wireless, Tether are also were added

Bug fixes are listed below:

  • IBIS Video Lock Mode with Improved IS performance in angle viewing is fixed.
  • 2-axis WB compensation would reset when kelvin levels has been changed.
  • Time-lapse mode can now show the time to finish while shooting.
  • Fn button can be used for rating during playback.
  • Constant preview, Min shutter speed for ISO, RAW processing, 4K/6K bulk save, REC/Playback switch, mic level adjust and destination card slot and can be assigned to FN.
  • Dynamic and Highlight/Shadow settings for Image quality enhancement in Extended ISO.


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