A new firmware update for the Panasonic’s Lumix S5II and S5IIX will add handheld in-camera high resolution capture with motion correction for creating 96-megapixel images.

The Panasonic Lumix S5 II is one of two cameras that will gain handheld in-camera high resolution capture with motion correction on 24 October. (Source: Panasonic.)

The latest firmware update, which was announced today, will make theses cameras the first full frame mirrorless cameras with this capability, allowing photographers to benefit from the 24-megapixel sensor’s low light performance and produce impressive 96-megapixel still images of landscapes and streetscapes. The resulting images can be output as a RAW and/or JPEG file, without requiring any proprietary software. With the firmware update, Panasonic has also increased the shutter speed range for High Resolution mode to a maximum 8 seconds, for enhanced results when capturing slow shutter scenes such as waterfalls or nightscapes with light trails. Improvements have also been made to the general user interface based on user feedback, with the addition of the AF scope function for wildlife photography, and improved MF Assist with magnification up to 20x.

The firmware updates will be available at the Lumix Global Customer Support website at AEDT 12 noon on 24 October, 2023.