Panasonic had been planning on a May 30th announcement and release of firmware updates for its GH5, GH5S and G9 models, only to have that plan foiled by a leak of the announcement in Japan today. So while you can't download the actual firmware updates themselves until next week, here's a high-level look at what you can expect from the new software.
Autofocus performance is said to be improved on all three models for both stills and video shooting along with an improvement of the quality and performance of sound recording during video. For the G9 and GH5, the image stabilizer has been tweaked, and there have been some refinements of the high-resolution mode for the flagship G9.
Unfortunately, the web pages with all of the nitty gritty details for each camera (see the links in the press release below) aren't yet live, so we can't comment on what exactly the 'New Functions' and 'Other Improvements' will be for each model. That said, we're certainly looking forward to seeing how effective these AF enhancements will be when they land next week.

Firmware Update Service for DC-GH5, DC-GH5S, DC-G9 To Enhance Performance and Add New Functions
Newark, NJ (May 23, 2018) - Panasonic is pleased to announce new firmware updates for the DC-GH5 (Firmware Version 2.3), DC-GH5S (Firmware Version 1.1) and DC-G9 (Firmware Version 1.1) to further enhance their performance and usability. The firmware will be available on May 30, 2018.
The new firmware includes following upgrades:
LUMIX DC-GH5 Firmware Ver.2.3

Improvement of AF performance
Improvement of Body I.S. (Image Stabilizer) performance
Improvement of sound recording performance
New functions5. Other improvements

LUMIX DC-GH5S Firmware Ver.1.1

Improvement of AF performance
Improvement of sound recording performance
New functions
Other Improvements

LUMIX DC-G9 Firmware Ver.1.1

Improvement of AF performance
Improvement of Body I.S. (Image Stabilizer) performance
Improvement of High Resolution Mode
Improvement of sound recording performance
New functions
Other improvements

The new firmware programs will be available at LUMIX Customer Support Site on May 30, 2018 at: http://av.jpn.support.panasonic.com/support/global/cs/dsc/download/index.html

The details of each firmware programs will also be available at the following pages:
LUMIX DC-GH5 Firmware Ver.2.3: http://www.panasonic.com/global/consumer/lumix/gh5_firmware.html
LUMIX DC-GH5S Firmware Ver.1.1: http://www.panasonic.com/global/consumer/lumix/gh5s_firmware.html
LUMIX DC-G9 Firmware Ver.1.1: http://www.panasonic.com/global/consumer/lumix/g9_firmware.html
*Specifications are subject to change without notice
To learn more about Panasonic’s line of LUMIX Digital Cameras and other consumer electronic products please visit www.shop.panasonic.com and www.lumixlounge.com. You can also follow Panasonic on Twitter (@mypanasonicNA) and Facebook.
About Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company
Based in Newark, NJ, Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company is a division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation. The company offers a wide range of consumer solutions in the U.S. including LUMIX Digital Cameras, Camcorders, Blu-ray players, Home Audio, Technics, Cordless Phones, Home Appliances, Beauty, Grooming, Wellness and Personal Care products and more. Panasonic was featured in Fortune Magazine's 2016 ranking of 50 companies that are changing the world and doing well by doing good. Specifically cited were its smart and sustainable technologies, including its contributions to smart cities and the electric vehicle revolution.
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