Panasonic GH3 and G5 Firmware Updates Available for Download

Panasonic realeased new firmware updates for the Lumix DMC-G5 and GH3 cameras. Panasonic GH3 mirrorless camera recieves new firmware update version 1.2, while the Panasonic G5 firmware update 1.1.

After the new firmware updates, the Lumix GH3 version 1.2 includes Low Light AF and Silent Mode support among others. Lumix DMC-G5 firmware version 1.1 corrects the wording “60p/60i/30p” of AVCHD frame rate on [Rec Quality] menu to “50p/50i/25p.”

Below are the new firmware update details for the GH3 and G5 Panasonic cameras.


 GH3 firmware update 1.2 details:

  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.

 G5 firmware update 1.1 details:

  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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