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Joint update service for Four Thirds lenses

Update Information

This page explains the Joint update service for Four Thirds lenses (including Micro Four Thirds lenses) for Panasonic camera body users, and provides a link to the page explains the same for Olympus camera body users, together with the Panasonic camera body’s firmware updates.

The following services are available for improvements on performance, operability, and compatibility in the digital interchangeable lens system camera and lens.

  • Firmware updates for Panasonic camera body and lens
    Panasonic camera body
    Model Number
    Remarks
    Model Number
    Remarks
    DMC-G1   DMC-GF6 Updated (Feb. 4, 2014)
    DMC-G2   DMC-GH1  
    DMC-G3   DMC-GH2  
    DMC-G5   DMC-GH3  
    DMC-G6 Updated (Feb. 4, 2014) DMC-GX1  
    DMC-GF1   DMC-GX7  
    DMC-GF2   DMC-L1  
    DMC-GF3   DMC-L10  

    Panasonic lens
    Model Number
    Remarks
    Model Number
    Remarks
    H-F007014   H-H020  
    H-F008   H-HS12035  
    H-FS014042   H-HS35100  
    H-FS014045   H-PS14042  
    H-FS045200   H-PS45175  
    H-FS100300   H-VS014140  
    H-FS45150   L-X025  
    H-H014      


  • Firmware update for Four Thirds lens
    Olympus lenses
    SIGMA lenses


Update procedures depending on the combination of camera body and lens

Please note that a camera body is required in order to update any Four Thirds lenses (including Micro Four Thirds lenses), while camera body can be updated without lens.

There are 4 cases of firmware update procedures depending on the combination of camera body and lens.
(Hereafter, "Panasonic" represents Panasonic Corporation, "OLYMPUS" represents OLYMPUS IMAGING, CORP., and "SIGMA" represents SIGMA Corporation.)

 

Case
Camera Body
Lens
Update Procedures

1

Panasonic Panasonic Click here to jump to the procedures in this page.
2 Panasonic OLYMPUS
3 Panasonic SIGMA
4 OLYMPUS Panasonic Click here to jump to the Olympus’s page explains the procedures for Olympus’s camera body users.

 

Firmware update procedures for the Case 1 ,2 and 3

In advance to any lens firmware update, please make sure that your camera body firmware is latest. For the Case 2(OLYMPUS lens) and Case 3(SIGMA lens), DMC-L1 and L10 camera body is required to be Ver.2.1 or later, otherwise lens firmware can not be updated.

Overview of the total firmware update procedures include the following steps.

Step 1. Preparation of update program

  • 1-1. Check the current version of firmware of your camera and lens
  • 1-2. Download the file for update
  • 1-3. Extraction of the file
  • 1-4. Copy the firmware update program extracted into an SD memory card.

Step 2. Procedure for camera body update

Step 3. Procedure for lens update

 

STEP 1. Preparation of update program

1-1. Check the current version of firmware of your camera and lens

The procedures to check the firmware version of your camera body and lens, are explained in this section.
The following explanation is for G series cameras, DMC-L10 and DMC-L1 (with the firmware Ver.2.0 or r). Please check the explanation for DMC-L1 here, if it is not updated from Ver.1.0 or 1.1.

Panasonic recommends the firmware update if the firmware version indicated is older than the version being offered. (The update is not required if it's the same.)


The firmware version display method

  1. Mount a lens onto the camera body.
  2. Set the camera’s power switch to ON.
  3. Press the MENU/SET button.
  4. Go to the SETUP menu and select the "Version DISP" (Fig.1), then press > button. (It is on the 4th page in G series cameras, and on the 3rd page in L10/L1)


Fig.1 <DMC-L1/L10>


Fig.1 <G series cameras>

The screen shows (Fig.2 )
BODY FIRMWARE:Information of camera body Firmware version.
LENS FIRMWARE:Information of lens Firmware version.


Fig.2 <DMC-L1/L10>

Fig.2 <G series cameras>
   

For DMC-L10(Ver.2.1 or above)/L1(Ver.2.1 or above)

When you attach a certain lens accessories such as teleconverter, the firmware version of it is displayed below the one for lens. (Fig.3)


Fig.3

In order to check the firmware version of it, please attach a Four Thirds lens on it, otherwise the firmware version of it is not be displayed.

Please note that this firmware version display for a lens accessory is only available on the camera body firmware Ver.2.1. or later, both for DMC-L1 and L10.Please make sure that your camera body firmware is latest, in advance to update any lens accessories.

   

For G series cameras
Four Thirds lenses can be updated together with the Mount Adapter(DMW-MA1). Please note that any Four Thirds lens accessories such as Teleconverter can not be updated even attached on the Mount Adapter. (Lens Firmware Version Display is also not available.)

   

License Agreement

Download of any file for Panasonic firmware update requires your agreement with the software agreement. You may proceed to the next step only once you have agreed. Please make sure to confirm all terms and conditions in advance to proceed to download.

     

Please choose the button after reading License Agreement sentence.

     

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