Panasonic Announces Firmware Update to Improve the Shooting Experience and Sharing Functionality of LUMIX S5II and S5IIX

LUMIX S5IIX Firmware 3.0 and LUMIX S5IIX Firmware 2.0

Wiesbaden, 10th April 2024

Panasonic Announces Firmware Update to Improve the Shooting Experience and Sharing Functionality of LUMIX S5II and S5IIX

Panasonic has announced a significant firmware update for its full frame mirrorless LUMIX S5II and S5IIX cameras that improves the shooting experience and enhances sharing functionality for both images and videos.

Listening to creators needs, S5II Firmware V3.0 and S5IIX Firmware V2.0 delivers efficiency in both production and post-production workflows, providing important time (and therefore cost) saving benefits.

In line with LUMIX’s continuous commitment to supporting creators, the firmware will be available to download free of charge from the LUMIX Global Customer Support website on 22nd April 2024.

Enhancement of Production Workflows

New Native Camera to Cloud Integration with Adobe’s
Compatibility with Adobe Camera to Cloud is now supported, enabling images and videos to be automatically uploaded, backed up, shared, and worked on jointly via the cloud. Recorded content is sent to the platform through an internet connection via Wi-Fi or USB tethering, enabling seamless sharing of captured photos (JPEG/RAW) and Proxy videos. This empowers creators to receive remote real-time feedback during capture and enables collaborative editing among production teams using their preferred creative software. Camera to Cloud streamlines the workflow from shooting to editing, enhancing overall efficiency in the creative process.

Proxy Video Recording
This new feature simultaneously records a low bit-rate proxy file when recording video. Recording a proxy file that is linked with the original video recording enables quicker and smoother and data transfer, editing, and other post-production processes.

Improved Basic Perfomance

Real-time Auto-focus Recognition (Animal Eye, Car, Motorcycle Recognition)
The improved real-time auto-focus system enhances the highly accurate Phase Hybrid auto focus of the S5II and S5IIX, efficiently recognizing people amongst multiple subjects. It also features an animal eye recognition function, to focus on and follow animal eyes, as well as a car and motorcycle recognition function, which is ideally suited for shooting motorsports.

Enhanced E.I.S. Performance
In addition to Standard, High mode is newly added to E-Stabilization (Video) function, which electronically corrects large shakes when shooting on the move. A perspective distortion correction has also been added to correct distortion that tends to occur during video shooting when using a wide-angle lens. Combined with Active I.S. Technology, it is now possible to achieve even more stable footage when shooting on the move.

Expanding Creative Options

SH Pre-Burst Shooting
The newly introduced SH pre-burst shooting function records bursts before shooting begins. When set to the SH PRE mode, the camera begins burst shooting from the moment the user half presses the shutter button, allowing retroactive burst shooting up to the moment the shutter button is pressed down fully.

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Panasonic Announces Firmware Update to Improve the Shooting Experience and Sharing Functionality of LUMIX S5II and S5IIX

About the Panasonic Group
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Panasonic Announces Firmware Update to Improve the Shooting Experience and Sharing Functionality of LUMIX S5II and S5IIX

Motion. Picture. Perfect.
Created in 2001, LUMIX boldly incorporated technology that was the first of its kind. Since then, we have released many innovative LUMIX products worldwide, leading the industry in mirrorless cameras. In making LUMIX, we have ceaselessly pursued ever higher levels of technical and creative innovation. Our cameras’ formidable photographic and cinematic quality combines a rich creative expressiveness with intuitive, easy-to-use features and hard-working reliability to capture fleeting moments with ease and precision. Our commitment to meeting the needs and wants of creators drives us to create the finest instruments for making works of art.