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Panasonic Lumix S1 Software Upgrade Key Will Be Free

Panasonic has released full details of the Panasonic Lumix S1 software upgrade key, which improves and expands video recording capabilities.

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Panasonic has announced full details of their software upgrade key for the Panasonic Lumix S1, to give the camera improved video performance. The upgrade key, DMW-SFU2, is due to be available from the 8th July 2019, free of charge for anyone who has purchased an Panasonic Lumix S1, or for anyone who purchases the camera before 30th September 2019. After this date, the upgrade will cost £179. 


From Panasonic: Panasonic LUMIX announces expansion of video performance for its LUMIX S1 full frame camera with software upgrade key

Panasonic LUMIX has announced the full details of its software upgrade key DMW-SFU2 for its full-frame mirrorless camera, LUMIX S1, significantly enhancing its video performance.


Functions available within the upgrade programme include:

  • 14+ stops of V-Log recording
  • World’s first 4:2:2 10-bit 4K MOV 30p/25p*1 internal video recording*2
  • World’s first 4:2:2 10-bit 4K 60p/50p*1 HDMI output*2
  • V-Log and V-Gamut compatible with Cinema VariCam Look
  • In-camera LUT (Look Up Table) application enabling playback of V-Log while or after recording (LUT Display with Custom Function)
  • A WFM (Waveform Monitor) displays brightness level while recording
  • High-res 48-kHz/24-bit or 96-kHz/24-bit sound can be recorded in MOV using the XLR Microphone Adaptor DMW-XLR1

The upgrade key will be available free of charge*3 by redemption from 8th July 2019 for existing purchasers of the LUMIX S1, and new purchasers until 30th September 2019. From 1st October 2019 the key will be available to purchase at £179.00.


*1 PAL area only.

*2 For a full-frame digital still camera as of 31 May 2019.

*3 UK and Ireland only. Full terms and conditions apply. For further information visit

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