Firmware Update: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1 1.1

Panasonic has for its Lumix DMC-GH1 Micro Four Thirds cameras released a new firmware, which has 1.1 as the version number. These cameras have a Live MOS image sensor with 12.1 megapixels on board and can handle various lenses from Panasonic, Olympus and Sigma. The list of changes looks like this:

Version 1.1:

  • Burst speed has become faster.
    Only when the [BURST RATE] in the [REC] fashion menu is set to [H], Burst speed was increased from 3 pictures/second to 3.5 pictures/second.
  • Shutter speed slower than 1/30 sec. (up to 1/2 sec.) has now become available in the Creative Motion Picture mode [ ].
    Only when the [EXPOSURE MODE] in the [MOTION PICTURE] fashion menu is set to [M], and the focus mode dial is set to [MF]. Please note that the shutter speed is slower than 1/30 sec. can’t be set, when the [REC MODE] in the [MOTION PICTURE] fashion menu is set to [AVCHD]([ ]), and [REC QUALITY] is set to [FHD]([ ]).
    A brief leaflet for the specification update.
  • Improved the stability of AF(Auto Focus) in Motion Picture recording.
  • Improved the stability of [AFC] operating in Focus mode.
  • Improved the performance of AWB (Auto White Balance).
  • Improved the S/N figure for the pictures taken with slow shutter speed.
  • Fixed the instability of operation when the lens is retracted into its barrel, using Olympus Imaging Corporation’s M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 lens.
  • Fixed the instability of operation, using Olympus Imaging Corporation’s M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 17mm f2.8 lens.
  • Improved the battery identification to assure the safety standards Panasonic uses for our customer’s safety.

[ Warning ]
After this firmware update your Panasonic Digital Camera cannot be operated by 3rd party batteries (non genuine Panasonic batteries).

Version number 1.1
Release status Final
Website Panasonic
License type Freeware