As far as firmware updates go, Panasonic’s GH5 firmware Version 2.0 is a doozy, adding more improvements than most camera upgrades.
Chief among the new features added with GH5 firmware version 2.0 is the addition of a 4:2:2,10bit ALL-Intra video recording mode to the GH5’s 4K/FHD video recording.
It also adds a High-resolution Anamorphic mode, which enables video recording 18 mega effective pixels.
New High-Resolution Anamorphic Mode
|Video||System Frequency||Size||Frame Rate||Bit Rate||YUV/bit||Image Compression|
|6K/A/200M/30p||59.94Hz||4992x3744||29.97p||200 Mbps||4:2:0/10 bit||Long GOP|
|6K/A/200M/24p||(NTSC)||4992x3744||23.98p||200 Mbps||4:2:0/10 bit||Long GOP|
|4K/A/400M/30p||3328x2496||23.98p||400 Mbps||4:2:2/10 bit||ALL-Intra|
|4K/A/400M/24p||3328x2496||23.98p||400 Mbps||4:2:2/10 bit||ALL-Intra|
|6K/A/200M/25p||50.00Hz||4992x3744||25.00p||200 Mbps||4:2:0/10 bit||Long GOP|
|4K/A/400M/25p||(PAL)||3328x2496||25.00p||400 Mbps||4:2:2/10 bit||ALL-Intra|
|6K/A/200M/24p||24.00Hz||4992x3744||24.00p||200 Mbps||4:2:0/10 bit||Long GOP|
|4K/A/400M/24p||(CINEMA)||3328x2496||24.00p||400 Mbps||4:2:2/10 bit||ALL-Intra|
Panasonic’s GH5 firmware version 2.0 also adds a number of enhancements to the camera’s autofocus system. In particular, the company says the GH5’s AF system can now better cope with low-contrast subjects in still image mode, while the firmware improves the AF tracking in video recording.
Other AF enhancements include:
- The customised AF area can be continuously displayed in Multi AF and Custom Multi AF during live-view.
- The AF area in Multi AF can be moved to the other edge (side, top or bottom) when it reaches one edge.
- The start point of AF lock can be set on the live view screen in advance of AF Tracking.
- The AF area can be moved while the shutter button is half-pressed or while recording in Burst Mode, 6K PHOTO and 4K PHOTO modes.