Camera Support #11359

Panasonic DMC-G81 (G8/G80/G85)

Added by Andreas Schleth over 3 years ago. Updated over 3 years ago.

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Tested with the latest git master (2.2~rc2+git41.6f62e27-1.1)
DT complains on startup:

RawSpeed:Unable to find camera in database: Panasonic DMC-G81
[rawspeed] (P1000001.RW2) Camera 'Panasonic' 'DMC-G81', mode '' not supported, and not allowed to guess. Sorry.

When trying to load one of the RW2 images into darkroom, the complaint is:

failed to read camera white balance information from 'P....RW2'

So obviously this new model is not implemented yet.

I tried to follow the steps in the blog entry ( and thus am providing a few samples here:

The files are P00000xx.RW2, with xx = 20, 25, 30, 31 and 34 together with their dng/tif/jpg counterparts from the new Panasonic DMC-G81.
These are my photos and I release these files unter the CC-BY-SA-NC license. Image *20.RW2 appended to this post.

jpgs are out of camera (no special settings)
dngs with Adobe DNG converter
tifs with dcraw v9.27

The blog entry mentions, that DT converts with the help of dcraw. Obviously just compiling a new version of dcraw itself does not help (in my case)...

Obviously, I am eager to see my camera supported in DT ;-)
So, I will gladly contribute, what is within my abilities (images for noise profiling are on my to do list - but noise profiling seem secondary to basic support).

P1000020.RW2 (18.7 MB) P1000020.RW2 raw file from DMC-G81 Andreas Schleth, 12/11/2016 08:07 PM

Associated revisions

Revision 70edb2e9 (diff)
Added by Stefan Schöfegger over 3 years ago

Panasonic DMC-G81, DMC-G85: Add basic camera support, fixes #11359


#1 Updated by Andreas Schleth over 3 years ago

There are more raw files at dpreview here: (various ISO-settings)

#2 Updated by Stefan Schöfegger over 3 years ago

  • % Done changed from 0 to 100
  • Status changed from New to Fixed

#3 Updated by Roman Lebedev over 3 years ago

  • Target version set to 2.2.0

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