Matt, from YouTube channel DIY Perks, has shared how he managed to get more from the camera, first through watercooling his R5, then through more conventional means. It's a niche (and pricey) product to be sure, but so far we find it to be well-designed and capable of outstanding results. Way to not show some love to GH5 owners. Internal recording is 4:2:0 8-bit on the G95, and 4:2:2 10-bit on the G9 (up to 30p in 4K) thanks to firmware 2.0. Perhaps if some superb, affordable f/4 lens options came out for the S-mount... Wow, completely unexpected to add all those video features to the G9. The Lumix G9’s lockable exposure dial offers the usual PASM modes, along with Creative Movie mode (unlocking all the video options), three Custom banks, Creative (with the choice of 22 effects) and the foolproof Intelligent Auto. Hopefully the new firmware doesn't break this. "Same hardware ,Venus Engine 10 processor in both cameras , so different hardware is lame theory". According to Panasonic, firmware version 2.4 for the GH5 will make the following improvements: 1.Improvement of AF performance Great! The GX8 was flagship for a few weeks, don't get hung up on these things :), "Of course no one expects their features to last forever. Shame that Panasonic seems to have forgotten that when a lot of buyers of the GH5 got their cameras, the GH5 was their flagship camera.. Yeah, right?!? Is it "only" 4:2:0 8-bit and 150Mbps for 4k60? Firmware version 1.3 for the Lumix S1 and S1R provides compatibility with CFexpress Type B cards, which provide roughly 300% higher transfer speeds conventional XQD cards. 4. Speaking as a GX9 owner, not my feeling at all. So glad I bought it now! So what? The process is similar for all Lumix cameras. *For more details on the update program, please refer to the firmware update information page of each model to be released on November 19, 2019. But it is not what I was hoping for.. What do you think about this update? ・ Ability to lock (with the [AF/AE LOCK] button) when ISO Auto is set in M mode. G90 is only 8-bit though, not really worthwhile. These new batteries offer a lot more capacity ( 3050 mAh 2200 mAh – after consultation with Panasonic this is the official capacity) compared to the standard DMW-BLF19 batteries (1860 mAh). Photographer and YouTuber Todd Dominey has shared a video that details the history of Kodak Aerochrome film, a film stock he says has 'an origin story unlike any other.'. I have low/medium and high speed options in the menu for burst speed. What does the G9 support at 60fps? 3. Jesus... Panasonic does a major update and all I see are gh5 owners whining about how it's not fair. Unless you've seen these cameras taken apart to confirm it's the same hardware ( as far as I know, nobody has published this info ) you are speculating that it's the same hardware. In the UK I have seen the G9 go for as little as £650 used, which is a total bargain for 10bit 4K recording. The Lumix G9 v2.0 firmware update adds significant new features and value to the Lumix G9.It adds compatibility with Profoto Air Remote TTL-O/P and Profoto Connect-O/P devices, new AF-ON: Near Shift and AF-ON: Far Shift functions to prioritize nearby or distant subjects respectively, Animal Detect AF mode and enhanced video functions. The Lumix G9 is a different kind of camera for Panasonic, one that strides out in a new direction. Improved LVF image quality when waiting for shooting in creative video mode. I can definitely say that if I were to join the m43 world, the Panasonic G9 would be my #1 pick. GH5 Firmware Version 2.6 / GH5S Firmware Version 1.4 / G9 Firmware Version 2.0, 1. Etymology: Middle English rumour, from Anglo-French, from Latin rumor clamor, gossip; akin to Old English rēon to lament, Sanskrit rauti he roars, Date: 14th century In late 2019, Panasonic did firmware updates on several of it’s cameras, including the GH5, GH5s, G9 and others. Panasonic has just announced a new, free firmware update for selected LUMIX cameras. In this buying guide we’ve rounded up all the current interchangeable lens cameras costing under $1000 and recommended the best. We threw one onto the Sony a7R IV and went out shooting. Check the current version of firmware used by your camera. Otherwise the 4k 4:2:2 10 bits is useless. Do you have evidence the processing pipeline is NOT identical? So, what is the advantage of buying a GHx rather than a Gx? With live events, you don't always have convenient stopping points at 1/2 hour marks, and you can't redo it. Not sure how many people buy a ‘flagship’ camera and expect it not to be superseded, but in any case, personally would say that the GH5 is still the flagship hybrid camera in the range. All AF systems will improve with more CPU power. Autofocus is nearly useless for that. Maarten Heilbron shared this detailed hands-on review of the Panasonic G9 with the firmware 2.0 upgrade including V-Log tests and samples. Improved compatibility with the Panasonic LEICA DG VARIO-SUMMILUX 10-25mm / F1.7 ASPH. ;-), One of my cats likes voles and hares, that's good enough for me ;), Cats give you toxoplasmosis. The GH5 will receive the firmware update 2.5, the GH5S, G9, G81, G91 and GX9 on the other hand the version 1.3. The Lumix G9 v2.0 firmware update adds significant new features and value to the Lumix G9.It adds compatibility with Profoto Air Remote TTL-O/P and Profoto Connect-O/P devices, new AF-ON: Near Shift and AF-ON: Far Shift functions to prioritize nearby or distant subjects respectively, Animal Detect AF mode and enhanced video functions. The Panasonic Lumix G9 is Panasonic's flagship photo camera, designed to compete with the Olympus OM-D E-M1 … S1 and S1R firmware version 1.3. Sigma has introduced its new 'I series' of compact, premium full-frame lenses for E and L mounts. I like this comment section. G9, GH5, GH5S and G100/110 Firmware Updates You can now use the new DMW-BLK22 batteries that were introduced with the S5 with your G9, GH5 and GH5S cameras. Much of this review was written over about a month-long time frame. On the full-frame side of things, the S1 and S1R gain CFexpress compatibility, function better with Sigma L-mount lenses and adapters, along with a host of minor fixes and feature extensions. Improved compatibility with Sigma interchangeable lenses and mount converter. And always a good thing to have on a Lumix. When I bought the GH5, I thought I was buying the flagship model. Ver.2.4 . The new Laowa 15mm F4.5 Shift lens lets you go wide with perspective control. Supporting products is great and always welcomed. Panasonic Releases Firmware Update Programs for the LUMIX S1R, S1, GH5, GH5S, G9, G90/G91/G95, G80/G81/G85 and GX9 News provided by. These new batteries offer a lot more capacity ( 3050 mAh 2200 mAh – after consultation with Panasonic this is the official capacity) compared to the standard DMW-BLF19 batteries (1860 mAh). And you have to define the source with “Source: 43rumors.com” (working link). Will the G9 support 400 Mbps? Improved compatibility with the Panasonic Remote Shutter DMW-RS2. Not sure if G9's outside the EU are limited to 30 mins though. Doesn't really. Panasonic has issued firmware updates for its DC-S1/S1R, GH5, GH5S, G9, GX85, GX850 and GX880 cameras. ・Ability to assign functions to the Fn buttons of Sigma L-Mount interchangeable lenses. Meanwhile, the GH5S and G9 also gain animal detect autofocus, while both those cameras and the GH5 gain AF-On Near Shift and AF-ON Far Shift options to prioritize near or distant subjects. It's not like we didn't pay for it already. Newark, NJ (November 6, 2019) - Panasonic is proud announce firmware update programs for the LUMIX Digital Single Lens Mirrorless cameras including the S1R/ S1 (S Series), GH5/GH5S/G9 (G Series) and application software to enhance functions and usability.All programs will be available at the LUMIX … Yes, VLog-L (or, even better, HLG) will be great on the G9. Panasonic LUMIX G100 — v.1.1 Nov 2020 Firmware Update Hows the autofocus comparison with g9 and em1 mkii? Please visit their official websites by typing the specific brand name and adding .com after it in your browser. When the G9 was launched, it was Panasonic’s flagship stills camera. . Not just bug fixes, but real, usable improvements. Read our full review to find out how it performs. That G9 update is incredible. Best Mid-Range Full Frame Mirrorless: Canon R6, Sony a7 III, Nikon Z6 II, Panasonic S5. That way, you always know where the point to split the video between acts is. If only you could announce to the wedding, 'I've got a 30 minute limit on my camera, can we get this done quickly, please! ・Wireless connection (operation) with GH5/GH5S/G9 is supported. While they were out shooting their video about Sigma's new lenses, Chris and Jordan filled up a memory card with photos from the 35mm F2 DG DN using Panasonic bodies. Very sad. The forthcoming firmware updates range from bug fixes and compatibility improvements through to the addition of significantly more advanced features than the cameras originally offered. (H-X1025) digital interchangeable lens. Panasonic firmware adds to GH5, GH5S, G9, S1 and S1R, including G9 video boost, https://av.jpn.support.panasonic.com/support/global/cs/dsc/, https://www.dpreview.com/news/4708299227/panasonic-g9-offers-pro-level-features-20-fps-bursts-huge-evf-and-class-leading-image-stabilization, https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/panasonic-lumix-dc-gh5/2, DPReview TV: Best enthusiast full-frame mirrorless camera, Fujifilm adds a 400MP capture mode to its GFX 100 camera with 3.00 firmware update, Canon releases mostly minor firmware updates for five cameras and its RF 50mm F1.2 lens, Firmware update: Olympus E-M1X gets bird AF along with Raw video, Sigma 65mm F2 DG DN Sample Gallery (DPReview TV), Sigma 35mm F2 DG DN Sample Gallery (DPReview TV), Review: Monogram Creative Console - a refinement of our favorite modular editing hardware. Note they have separate Picture Style entries in Still and Video menus, but are linked. Oh..... bay..... beeeeeee...... not bad Panasonic, not bad at all. That would make a world of difference when shooting video. Chris and Jordan from DPReview TV also shot a gallery with the lens, but on Panasonic bodies. Serious full time videographers would more likely go with a GH5. Much of this review was written over about a month-long time frame. ・User can disable any physical operation by assigning the action to an Fn button. You cannot copy more than 20 words from any of our posts. I hear the 30-minute complaint often. Thanks! These two improvements add up to noticeably better image quality. Fujifilm - you see G9 with internal recording 4K 30p/25p 4:2:2 10-bit ?Even X-T3 does not offer it but now it should X-T30 as well. What is expected is that if there are updates they would be provided for still relevant models. ・[MODE2] has been added to High Resolution mode, which reduces the subject’s motion blur. Simple use case where this 30min limit is annoying : you want to film a complete showex1 : if your wife is a comedian in an amateur theatre troupeex2 : the end of year show of your childrenex3 : your guitarist son gives a concert...etc. 'What's the best mirrorless camera?' As a lucky G9 owner, I'm very happy about this fw upgrade of course. This is quite incredible. Maybe we'll have to pay for updates in future? Major new firmware updates for the Panasonic Lumix GH5, GH5S, G9 and GX9 cameras are now available. Download LUMIX G9 User Guide. Lumix G9 Firmware Update 2.0. ・An Fn button can be used for checking the aperture effect. Panasonic Releases Firmware Update Programs for the LUMIX S1R, S1, GH5, GH5S, G9, G90/G91/G95, G80/G81/G85 and GX9 News provided by. What is expected is that if there are updates they would be provided for still relevant models. GH5 does not get everything the G9 has, but maybe a GH6 will ? This website contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking through my links. In late 2019, Panasonic did firmware updates on several of it’s cameras, including the GH5, GH5s, G9 and others. The Panasonic Lumix G9 is Panasonic's flagship photo camera, designed to compete with the Olympus OM-D E-M1 … Regarding the G9, I'm curious if 10-bit will also be available for 1080p recordings - it would be really nice for slow motion to also feature the extra color space. @Dave AndradeSure there may be a lull you can stop and start, but that's simply a workaround for an artificial limitation. 2 weeks to go, this is going to be pretty fun when it's released, going to be interesting to test out the animal focus on my puppies. Parshua's point is relevant. I'm surprised that ability to use joystick to change subject requires new hardware. CIPA's latest report for global camera shipments shows the camera industry is gaining pace once again in a year marred by the COVID-19 pandemic atop a market already in decline. We're glad you asked. The answer is yes, but the improvements are far from ground-breaking. I suppose there is no way a firmware update could make the dodgy contrast detect AF into a phase detect or hybrid AF. Expanded media compatibility The GX9 is a fine camera, but was built on old hardware and sold as a mid-range body. Given the recent price drop/offers on the G9 in the UK, this update will surely make it the best spec'ed camera on the market at the price point?As an existing G9 owner, I'm very pleased at it's forthcoming new lease of life! We've combed through the options and selected our two favorite cameras in this class. *For more details of the update program, please refer to the firmware update information page of each model to be released on November 19, 2019. ・Setting continuous AF on the live view screen in Creative Video mode or in other video recording modes when the video recording area is displayed. The G9 is such a crazy good body. The G9 goes up to 180fps, whereas the G95 stops at 120fps. Glad I kept my G9 around, looking forward to see how well the animal detect stuff works. All five updates will be available from November 19th. Internal heating is better managed on GH5 with its larger thicker body for which is ideal for doing all day coverage of events like weddings etc. When I first started this report my G9 pictures stood at about 35,000 images. Look at the GH5, a camera that cost 2x as much as the GX9 with much better internals, also not able to get the latest software features. The machine gun spews a serious stream of bullets as well, making the processing on the PC later a tedious process if you use it. I'm kind of blown away honestly I was expecting an AF boost and maybe the option to add Vlog now I get to basically download a GH5 into my G9. Further, the G9 includes improved image processing thanks to the latest-gen Venus processor. Maarten Heilbron shared this detailed hands-on review of the Panasonic G9 with the firmware 2.0 upgrade including V-Log tests and samples. Would be nice if Panasonic had provided the same for the GH5. Such shame! Panasonic Corporation of … It would be cool to see if an older G9 can run with the current crop of Sony cameras. Currently it does AE lock in AFS and not in AFC, but AFC is what you want for BBF. If you are recording scripted things, then you can break things up, in real life often you can't. @Ruairi how leica will help utilise the new feature? When the GH5S was launched, it was Panasonic flagship video camera. The 12-35mm f/2.8 and 35-100mm f/2.8 are good lenses for video, but doing a manual focus pull is almost impossible. Especially if you decide to use electronic shutter. Can’t ask the performers to stop and start over again at 30 minutes. Firmware Version 1.1 for the DC-G9 offers: Improvement of AF performance – AF tracking performance in video recording has been improved. It does get you more interested in the Panasonic brand, but there's not as much reason for upgrade as for other systems. ・[Exposure Offset Adjust] has been added to the Custom menu, which enables the user to adjust the standard exposure value for all metering modes. As we continue to test Nikon's update of its multimedia full-framer, we've added more of our findings so far on image quality, dynamic range and video quality. The Canon R5 has many noteworthy features, not the least of which is 8K video recording. (FT5) STUNNING !!!! Due to the lack of an optical low-pass filter, the G9 can produce some aliasing artifacts, but that also means it delivers images with very good fine detail. ・Luminance level for 10-bit video is supported. However, the camera's video performance is hindered by overheating issues. 2: a statement or report current without known authority for its truth G9 gets everything that GH5 has, bar the time limit for video. There is already a hack to remove the 30 min recording limit. DFD rocks ! Panasonic G9 Firmware Update. Check prices on the Panasonic Lumix G9 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, or Wex.Alternatively get yourself a copy of my In Camera book or treat me to a coffee! If you're looking for a high-quality camera, you don't need to spend a ton of cash, nor do you need to buy the latest and greatest new product on the market. The G9 is the best all round camera I've ever used as it is, getting this excellent update just made it even better. The 24mm F3.5, 35mm F2 and 65mm F2 DG DN share similar designs and have weather-sealed metal bodies. No microajusts, no banding artifacts, no noise impact... etc.Just need calculation powerIt will become better at each new processor generation No compromise :)Pana is a pure engineers company :). The Sigma 65mm F2 DG DN is for the photographer who wants a focal length that falls squarely between 50mm and 85mm. Will Panasonic transform their MFT product line to focus on vloggers? ・ The video REC switch on the Remote Shutter can be disabled in the camera ’ s custom menu. ・4K 30p/25p 4:2:2 10-bit internal recording is supported. No need to patronize people. I'm not sure that it will feature 1080p 10-bit. Panasonic Lumix G9 Review Michael Topham | December 18, 2017 3:20 pm GMT. This is how discussion on the internet should be. All trademarks and brands belong to their respective owners. The G9 gets a boost in megapixel count from 16 to 20 when compared to 2017's G85. Do you know if it will available? But now the video also will be 10 bit with the G9 isn't it...so LOG gamma might be OK. (i am not sure just a speculation). The Fuji X-T3 supports 4:2:0 10-bit at 60fps though. ( I wonder if this is going to be a GH6 feature ? You bought your camera because you wanted one that had something others didn't? Further aggravating the situation is just how painfully slow it is to reposition a picture during playback on a GH5 using the jog wheel. Lingo dingoYou ought to refine your reading skillsThe G9 and GH5 has the same processor , the Venus 10, no need to open the cameras.Try reading this even if it’s hardhttps://www.dpreview.com/news/4708299227/panasonic-g9-offers-pro-level-features-20-fps-bursts-huge-evf-and-class-leading-image-stabilizationAndhttps://www.dpreview.com/reviews/panasonic-lumix-dc-gh5/2, Well done Panasonic nice update, But why no Live composite :( for G9 Pretty Please, then I can sell my Olympus gear :). In my experience, even during a wedding, there is a time where someone is fumbling for a ring. Panasonic has announced the new firmware updates for GH5, GH5S, G9, G95, G85, GX9 mirrorless cameras and software programs “LUMIX Streaming (Beta)” for Mac and the development of “LUMIX Webcam Software” for Win/Mac.. Panasonic Announces the Release of Firmware Update Programs for LUMIX G Series Cameras, “LUMIX Streaming (Beta)” for Mac and the Development of … Our Verdict. Panasonic Lumix G9 Features. Contrast is a little high at its default setting, but dynamic range is quite good in JPEGs. I was not able to test all features of the camera and shall only focus on the highlights of the G9. Or a speech where they have to hand the mic to someone else. I did for my GH5, it’s free for the G90, strange. What's one more? As the equally capable GH-series has grown increasingly video-centric with the … Panasonic luring people in with the ridiculous bargain that is the G9. It's not officially mentioned, but it would be a bummer if slow-motion could not benefit from the extra color space. For now, the app is in beta and limited to a handful of Samsung Galaxy smartphones, but as development continues, it's safe to assume support for other Android devices is on the way. . Does anyone here use the g9 as a wildlife camera for taking photos of birds in flt? Improved compatibility with Panasonic interchangeable lenses. The lens, with a 35mm-equivalent of 25.5-105mm, will be available in mid-January for $799. Also note it used to work okay before VLogL became a stills option, which broke it. Christmas is coming early for G9 owners. Hopefully no-one has to watch it! If not, then the accusation that they're simply not improving the GH5 is a rumor. And in some scenarios (like unattended recording) it means you have to tend to the camera every 30 minutes. Take a closer look. And if you use smaller lenses it's not really a heavy kit. Sweet firmware updates but as a G85 owner it makes me want to change bodies :( Maybe there will be a nice sale for black Friday? It is surely not a technical reason some say because of the EU regulation but hell I would pay some more for the damned camera if there was not this STUPID LIMITATION. The lower end G95 doesn't have this limitation. Seems that Panasonic is trying to derail the GH series. What the GH5 (and most other cameras) REALLY NEED is intelligent zooming when reviewing pictures! ・VFR (Variable Frame Rate) shooting is supported (FHD 2-180 fps/4K 2-60 fps). It's available in Canon EF, Fuji X, Leica M, M42, MFT, Nikon F, Pentax K and Sony E mounts and the first units are expected to ship in January 2021. The G9 was a hidden gem before this upcoming update. Planning to treat yourself to a new full-frame camera this holiday season? The new hardware is speculation on my part, but manufacturers do internal hardware upgrades that are never talked about. Fixed the problem of overexposure when burst shooting with the settings of SH1, SH2, SH1 PRE, SH2 PRE. That's a great feature! The G9 is the biggest beneficiary, gaining 10-bit 4:2:2 video capture for 4K at up to 30p and HDMI output of 10-bit 50 and 60p footage. Panasonic Lumix G9: more than perfect for action, nature and sports photography. I also record a complete show (1.5 hours). I suspect this may be the way forward for manufacturers rather than continuous 2 yearly upgrade cycle we've been used to in a market where camera sales are falling. Maybe to keep the selling point for the G90 which has the live composite, I think. As one of those, I am pretty stoked! Here are some of our favorites. The Canon EOS Rebel T8i (also known as the EOS 850D or Kiss X10i in some markets) is a 24MP DSLR aimed at first-time DSLR buyers and enthusiasts. Gobs of well-focused images to pour through when dealing with kid sports. Improved performance of High-Speed Video. The weakness with DFD is the reality that is must pulse in order to know the direction of the movement of the subject. Improved compatibility with the Panasonic LEICA DG VARIO-SUMMILUX 10-25mm / F1.7 ASPH. 1. Good that Panasonic realized that more features is good! I would liked to have seen something innovative but feasible, such as being able to use the video waveform monitor for stills exposure instead of the histogram, as per DP Review’s video. Why can't Panasonic add a numerical measurement to the Manual Focus Guide--it would help with setting focus to the hyperfocal distance as well as many other focus matters. DC-G9 Firmware Update - Panasonic Our website uses cookies and similar tools to improve its performance and enhance your user experience and by continuing to use this website without changing your settings, you consent to their use. The key updates include for the S1R & S1 include improved Body Image Stabilizer performance, with a claimed maximum 6 stops, up from 5.5 and up9 to 6.5 stops from 6 when using Dual I.S.2. The high resolution mode is excellent already so I can't wait to try the update to it. You're just trading slightly more highlight information for muddier mid-tones, less accurate colours, and more artifacts. Really Where???????? I just have to put people behind the cam to restart the stupid cam after 30 minutes and sometimes I juts forget it!!! If the GH5 has face detect AF, then why in the world do pictures zoom smack into the middle of the picture when reviewing pictures in the viewfinder or on the LCD???? Cameras should INTELLIGENTLY zoom into the FACE of the subject when reviewing pictures, using the same face detect tech that allows cameras to automatically focus on a face. 2018/10/23. (Image Stabiliser) performance – There were cases where peripheral distortion occurred in video recording while walking when used with Panasonic wide zoom lenses (H-F007014, H-E08018). Sure, you can buy another camera, but it's frustrating for people given it's simply an artificial limitation. If you can do it on the S1, why not on the GH5/GH5s? ・AF Assist Light is now on the Focus tab of the Video menu. The only issue I have with this announcement is there is no mention of bitrate for video in the G9. I have the GH4 and GH5 won’t buy the GH5 Whiners are better than freeloaders. I love my G9, and Panasonic's updates make the camera even better. At its base ISO of 200, the Panasonic G… ・Compatibility with CFexpress Type B card: A CFexpress Type B card boasts a theoretical performance of a maximum of 2,000 Mbps. Don't you think that's kinda of silly? ・Previously, some users experienced a blue clipping effect in V-Log recording. Newark, NJ – Panasonic is pleased to announce the release of firmware update programs for the LUMIX G Series of Digital Single Lens Mirrorless Cameras and software programs “LUMIX Streaming (Beta)” for Mac and the development of “LUMIX Webcam Software” for Win/Mac. Realizing an approximately 300% higher transfer speed than that of a conventional XQD card, it supports large-volume photos and videos. 1: talk or opinion widely disseminated with no discernible source Laowa 15mm F4.5 Shift Lens Review: What is a shift lens, and when is it useful? Nikkei reports: Panasonic might do restructure the LUMIX business, Panasonic director Yamane confirms the GH6 is coming and says “stay tuned for that”, Interview with JIP manager: We will mantain the Olympus brand and focus on video and high end business, Panasonic might change their mind and do APS-C L-mount cameras afterall. I'm disappoited GX9 was completely abandoned without any tiny bit of improvement. Panasonic have just released new firmware updates for several of their cameras. Seems like better reasoning than, "Oh, I bet the the hardware is the same for the GH5 and the G9 and Panasonic just hates GH5 users". Vaporware no more: the much-speculated-about Zeiss ZX1 has arrived. Function: noun The Lumix G9 v2.0 firmware update adds significant new features and value to the Lumix G9.It adds compatibility with Profoto Air Remote TTL-O/P and Profoto Connect-O/P devices, new AF-ON: Near Shift and AF-ON: Far Shift functions to prioritize nearby or distant subjects respectively, Animal Detect AF mode and enhanced video functions. Update Contents for DC-G9: Note. Panasonic Lumix G9 review Meet the photographer-focused Lumix GH5 By Phil Hall 18 December 2017. Same hardware ,Venus Engine 10 processor in both cameras , so different hardware is lame theory. ・Ability to select the card slot to save the JPEG images developed by in-camera RAW processing. To be fair, the G9 has an awful lot of features the X-T3 doesn't. Credit: Trusted Reviews Pros ... and some lenses will require a firmware update … Possibly this firmware update hints at the launch of a GH6 not being too far away (possibly with the recently announced Sony 32mp MFT sensor) while the G9 is around for a while longer before it is replaced. FT= FourThirds NEWARK, N.J., Nov. 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Panasonic is proud to announce firmware update programs for the LUMIX Digital Single Lens Mirrorless cameras including the S1R/ S1 (S … Voigtlander will soon announce the new 29mm f/0.8 Micro Four Thirds lens! Lumix G9 Firmware Update 2.0. As a G9 user, this is a very welcome firmware upgrade. So after the update a stepless aperture adjustment is possible for video recordings, optionally also via the lens ring. Muscle memory works better with linear, and that's certainly helpful if you need to be able to repeat focus pulls consistently.