Panasonic GH5s specs leaked : 12MP, C4K Video

More detailed Panasonic GH5s specs has been leaked online. According to the reports, the upcoming camera will feature a 12MP Four Thirds sensor with C4K (60p, 150Mbps, 4:2:2 10 bit and slow motion at 240fps (FHD).

As previous articles indicates that the GH5 will be an “ultra” video oriented low-light version. As a result the 12MP sensor of the Panasonic GH5s  will provide ISO sensitivity up to 102,400.

Rumors suggest Panasonic may unveil the Lumix GH5s, a sister camera to their already popular micro four thirds lineup in the beginning of 2018. Before that check out the Panasonic GH5s specs below.  … Continue reading


Viltrox announces EF-M2 Electronic Adapter (F Booster 0.71x) for Canon EF to MFT

Viltrox EF-M2 Electronic Adapter (F Booster) is designed for Micro Four Thirds cameras and Canon EF mount lenses.

The EF-M2 from Viltrox builts with optics to increase light input by one F stop and reduce focal length by x0.71. The electronic adapter also comes with USB port for firmware update and a dedicated button to adjust aperture.

Viltrox EF-M2 allows Canon EF/EF-S Lenses to be used on Micro Four Thirds system cameras. The adapter is selling for $159 on eBay. … Continue reading


Nauticam NA-G9 Underwater Housing for Panasonic G9

Nauticam announced NA-G9 underwater housing for the Panasonic G9 mirrorless camera.

Nauticam NA-V2 comes with a depth rating 100m and weighs 2.5kg. The new underwater housing for the Panasonic G9 MFT camera will be priced for $2650 in US.

The Panasonic G9 will start shipping from January 2018 at a recommended selling price of $1,699 for body-only. The specs summary is 20.3 MFT sensor, 6.5 stops IS, 20 fps burst, 60fps with single AF and UHD 4K videos @ 60 fps.  … Continue reading


Panasonic GH5s Low Light Killer Camera Coming Soon

Panasonic is rumored to announce a flagship video-centric camera soon. The product in question is the Panasonic GH5s and it will be the low light killer camera.

The Panasonic GH5s is claimed to be an “ultra” video oriented low-light version of the GH5. This means the new camera will be designed for low light performance similar to the Sony A7SII.

You probably think that the new GH5s will use the same 20.3-megapixel MFT sensor. However, contrary to what is thought, the new camera has a lower resolution sensor and bigger pixels pitch compared to the GH5. The Panasonic GH5s might use a 12MP or a 16MP sensor as expected.  … Continue reading


Panasonic G9 Reviews and Hands-on Videos

Here are the first Panasonic G9 Reviews and Hands-on Videos.

Panasonic announced a brand-new flagship camera to sit alongside their GH5, the new LUMIX G9. The G9 is all about the still photography, claiming the world’s fast autofocus, world’s highest frames per second with continuous autofocus, a new 80-megapixel image-synthesizing option, a new AR filter on the sensor to provide better skin tones than ever and a whole lot more.

Before heading to the first impressions of the Lumix G9 camera, first timers might have a look at the full press text. Here is everything you need to know about the Panasonic G9, including impressions and comparison, videos. … Continue reading


Panasonic G9 Shipping Starts on January 25th 2018

Panasonic Japan has announced that the new Lumix G9 mirrorless camera will start to shipping on 25th January 2018.

The high-end Micro Four Thirds camera is available for pre-order at major stores with a recommended selling price of $1,699 for body-only.

First timers might have a look at the full press text on DCN. The specs summary is 20.3 MFT sensor, 6.5 stops IS, 20 fps burst, 60fps with single AF and UHD 4K videos @ 60 fps. In addition, the new 200mm Leica lens will be available from 14th December 2017. … Continue reading


Panasonic G9 and Leica DG Elmarit 200mm f/2.8 lens officially announced

The Panasonic G9 camera and Leica DG Elmarit 200mm f/2.8 POWER O.I.S. lens are now officially announced.

The Lumix G9 is the company’s first mirrorless camera aimed specifically at professional stills photographers. The camera offers the same 20MP Four Thirds sensor as the video-centric GH5, but with tweaked image processing for better JPEG image quality. The Panasonic G9 is able to shift its sensor eight times to create an 80MP Raw image with ultra-high resolution.

The specs list includes ‘Depth from Defocus’ AF system which offers 225 selectable points and improvements in both speed and subject tracking. It provide 20 fps with continuous autofocus using its electronic shutter (9 fps with mechanical) and 60 fps with single AF (12 fps with mechanical). The buffer allows for up to 50 Raw images to be captured in a single burst. … Continue reading


Panasonic G9 to be Announced with 80MP Shooting Mode and 60 fps

Panasonic G9 will be the next high-end Micro Four Thirds camera. The mirrorless camera is rumored to be announced with 80MP Shooting Mode and 60 fps.

The upcoming Panasonic G9 is said to have the same photo shooting capabilities of the video-centric Lumix GH5 camera. On the other hand video specs of the might be different from the GH5. The specs list will also include a second display on top of the camera apart from the LCD.

The release date for this Panasonic G9 will be after the Christmas by the beginning of January. … Continue reading


Sigma announces the development of 16mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens

Sigma officially announced the development of the new 16mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary lens for Sony E-mount and Micro Four Thirds.

The release date and price information to be determined later. The lens hood will be available as an accessory (LH716-01).

The Sigma 16mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary lens would be the second budget-friendly fast aperture optic after the 30mm version. We expect the price will stand around $399 just like the 30mm F1.4 DC DN. … Continue reading


Panasonic GH5 Firmware Update Ver.2.1 Now Available

Panasonic has released a major firmware update ver.2.1 for their GH5 Micro Four Thirds camera. Check out the Panasonic GH5 firmware update Ver2.1 details and download links below.

The Panasonic GH5 is the world’s first camera that records 4K 60p / 50p and 4K 30p 4: 2: 2 10-bit video.

This is a quick one and for users who are already upgraded to major Ver2.0 firmware should make this upgrade. The new firmware update ver.2.1 fixes several bugs that were found after updating the firmware to Ver.2.0.

Panasonic GH5 Firmware Update Ver.2.1 Released

Panasonic GH5 Firmware Update Ver.2.1 Now Available

Improvements
Date/Version Description
2017/10/10
Ver.2.1
Following bugs were found after updating the firmware to Ver.2.0 but now they have been fixed.
  1. [Power Save LVF Shooting] was automatically set to [1 sec].
    (This makes the camera go into sleep mode in 1 sec in a standby mode.)

    * [Power Save LVF Shooting] will be set to [OFF] when the firmware Ver.2.0 is updated to Ver.2.1.
    If you would like to enable [Power Save LVF Shooting], please set it on manually by selecting a designated time.
  2. The parameters of picture quality adjustment in Photo Style were all set to -5 when setting the recording mode to [MP4 HEVC(AAC)]. This bug has been fixed.
    * The parameters of picture quality adjustment in Photo Style will be reset to ±0 when the firmware Ver.2.0 is updated to Ver.2.1.
    If you would like to adjust the picture quality in Photo Style, please adjust them manually.
  3. There were cases where [V-LogL View Assist] did not work, This bug has been fixed.
  4. There were cases where motion pictures recorded in [AVCHD] cannot be divided. This bug has been fixed.

Download Panasonic GH5 Firmware Update Ver.2.1