Own a Panasonic GH4? You’ll Want to Read This

By // March 16, 2016 // Posted in Cameras & Lenses

Panasonic is rolling out some new firmware for its flagship mirrorless camera, the GH4, that will give the camera access to features that have appeared in a few other Panasonic cameras since the GH4’s launch.

Among the new features it will unlock is Post Focus, which lets users select a focus point on images after shooting on the camera’s display.

The GH4 will also gain access to Panasonic’s 4K Photo Modes. A staple on recent Panasonic cameras, 4K Photo lets users isolate 8-megapixel still images from 4K video. It’s available in three modes include a pre-burst, which snaps 30 frames before and 30 frames after the shutter is pressed, a 4K burst mode, which records indefinitely until you take your finger off the shutter, and finally a 4K burst start/stop mode which starts recording at the press of the shutter and stops recording with a second press of the shutter.

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Finally, the camera will now support consecutive shooting with flash burst, provided the flash supports continuous emission. Supported Panasonic flashes include the DMW-FL580L, DMW-FL360L, DMW-FL500, DMW-FL360 and DMW-FL220.

Version 2.5 of the camera’s firmware will be free of charge and available at the end of March at this link.

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