New firmware update for Lumix G85 / G80 / G81 and GH4

Panasonic has announced firmware update 1.1 for the Lumix G85 / G80 / G81 camera which promises to improve the image stabiliser during motion picture recording. The firmware arrives following a series of complaints by users (for example, here and here) about the “sticky” nature of the stabilisation mechanism whilst panning in video mode.


A second unexpected firmware update for the GH4 fixes a few bugs:

  • When the camera is used with the Battery Grip, an error message pops up if the remaining power of the battery in the Battery Grip is low.
  • With a use of Panasonic H-RS100400 (LEICA DG VARIO-ELMAR 100-400mm / F4.0-6.3 ASPH. / POWER O.I.S.) or some Olympus interchangeable lenses, the monitor blacks out when the user tries consecutive shooting in manual mode in AFC setting.

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Both firmware updates are available on the Panasonic Japan website: Lumix G85 version 1.1 | Lumix GH4 version 2.6

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