I have found it happens more with bright backgrounds, rather than busy. But I agree this is something they should look into. I have defaulted to using pin-point for my AF-S as a result but sacrificing a little bit of AF speed.I would hope it would fix the focusing problems when an object has a busy background on the G9.
Yeah that's what I'm thinking too since they're all the high end Panasonic MFT cameras that have all the necessary hardware. Live Composite from the G90 would be nice too.I have found it happens more with bright backgrounds, rather than busy. But I agree this is something they should look into. I have defaulted to using pin-point for my AF-S as a result but sacrificing a little bit of AF speed.
I'd personally be happy with just some of the annoyance fixes that would make the G9 a more 'refined'camera.
But if this update is for GH5/GH5s and G9, I think it might be a feature add and/or an AF algorithm upgrade that affects all three cameras.
I'd like to see the live composite feature as well. I would think things like that would have a high likelihood of appearing.Yeah that's what I'm thinking too since they're all the high end Panasonic MFT cameras that have all the necessary hardware. Live Composite from the G90 would be nice too.
These AF functions should be interesting. I wonder how near is 'near'? Would it make sense to just keep it on AF near most of the time if you're doing an event and shooting people etc. Or is it based relative distance. ie regardless of actual distance , if you have something closer and something farther it focuses the nearer object ?2. Improved AF performance
・[Animal Detect] has been added to AF mode. Utilizing Advanced AI Technology, animals, including cats, dogs and birds, can be detected in addition to humans. The focus frame is automatically set on the target subject by analyzing the size and position of the target subject in the viewing image. The camera continues tracking these subjects even when they turn their back to the camera.
・It is possible to switch the subject to focus on by pressing the joystick in [Face/Eye/Body/Animal Detect] mode.
All・[AF-ON: Near Shift] and [AF-ON: Far Shift] functions have been added. [AF-ON: Near Shift] preferably focuses on a subject nearby while [AF-ON: Far Shift] preferably focuses on a subject far away.
・A Focus Peaking function is available in MF and any AF modes.
・Continuous AF capability is available on the live view screen in Creative Video mode or in other video recording modes when the video recording area is displayed.
This is HUGE. The G9 now becomes a psuedo GH5 with better AF but with time limits and w/o some of the more advanced tools like the vectorscope etc. No All-I codecs either.3. Enhanced video functions (G9)
・4K 30p/25p 4:2:2 10-bit internal recording is supported.
・4K 60p/50p 4:2:2 10-bit HDMI output is supported.
・Luminance level for 10-bit video is supported.
・VFR (Variable Frame Rate) shooting is supported (FHD 2-180 fps/4K 2-60 fps).
・HDR video recording is supported.
・V-Log L recording and Waveform Monitor (WFM) are available with the Upgrade Software Key DMW-SFU1 (sold separately).
Exposure Offset might be interesting, esp for those of us who usually add +/- 1/3 EV to our shots anyway.4. Other major improvements*
・[AWBw] has been added to WB mode.
・[Highlight Weighted] has been added to [Metering mode].
・[Exposure Offset Adjust] has been added to the Custom menu, which enables the user to adjust the standard exposure value for all metering modes.
・[0.5SEC] has been added for an option of [Duration Time (photo)] in [Auto Review].
・AE can be locked with the [AF/AE LOCK] button when ISO Auto is set in M mode.
・[MODE1] has been added to the Live View Boost function, which increases the frame rate for smooth image displays to enable easier manual focusing.
・[MODE2] has been added to High Resolution mode, which reduces the subject’s motion blur.
*For more details of the update program, please refer to the firmware update information page of each model to be released on November 19, 2019.
LUMIX Sync Ver1.0.4
・Wireless connection (operation) with GH5/GH5S/G9 is supported