Panasonic Announced Firmware Update Ver.1.1 for GH5 II (Released Date on November 29)

Panasonic officially announced the new firmware version 1.1 for Panasonic Lumix GH5 II mirrorless camera. The new firmware will be released on November 29, 2021.

Download firmware 1.1 for Panasonic Lumix GH5 II (from November 29) here

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Press Release:

Newark, NJ – Panasonic today announced the release of a firmware update program Ver.1.1 for the LUMIX GH5 II to enhance performance and usability. The firmware program will be available at LUMIX Global Customer Support website https://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/dsc/ at 8:00 pm EST on November 29, 2021.

The GH5 II is a hybrid mirrorless camera that meets the needs of all creators, featuring wireless live streaming capability and C4K 60p/50p 10-bit video recording. With this firmware update, wired streaming performance is enhanced to realize high quality video streaming. It complies with RTP/RTSP streaming via wired LAN and via USB tethering to support maximum 4K high resolution livestreaming for both indoor and outdoor use.

GH5 II Firmware Version 1.1

1. Streaming capability of high-quality video up to 4K

  • IP streaming (RTP/RTSP) of video and audio (AAC) with PC via wired LAN is possible.
    • It is also possible to livestream using multiple cameras using LUMIX Tether PC software*.
  • RTMP/RTMPS streaming via USB tethering with a smartphone is possible.
ResolutionFrame RateCodecBitrateIP Streaming using PC Software (RTP/RTSP)Direct Streaming (RTMP/RTMPS)
Wired LANUSB TetheringWi-Fi
4K60pH.26550/25 MbpsYES
30p25/12.5 MbpsYES
FHD60p20/16 MbpsYES
30p12/6 MbpsYES
4K60pH.26450 MbpsYES
25 MbpsYESYES*
30p25 MbpsYESYES*
12.5 MbpsYESYES
FHD60p16 MbpsYESYESYES*
8 MbpsYESYESYES
30p6/3 MbpsYESYESYES
HD60p6 MbpsYESYESYES
30p4 MbpsYESYESYES

*RTMP only

2. Added functions

  • [Live View Composite] function has been added.
  • 720° and 1080° have been added as the options of [Focus Ring Control].
  • The camera can be connected to LUMIX Tether via wired LAN
  • Multiple cameras can be controlled from LUMIX Tether.*
  • Zoom operation of the LUMIX G power zoom lenses can be controlled from LUMIX Tether.*

* Requires LUMIX Tether PC software Ver.2.0 or higher. The LUMIX Tether software Ver2.0 will be available at LUMIX Global Customer Support website https://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/dsc/ at UTC 1:00 on 30 November, 2021.

3. Performance improvement

  • There were cases where the camera froze when transferring images to a PC via Wi-Fi (5GHz). This phenomenon has been fixed.
  • All functions may not be available depending on the situation.
  • Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.

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