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Joint update service for Four Thirds lenses

Update Information

For Panasonic products listed below, firmware update program is available from each download page.

product
model
version
Updated on
Link to download pages
Camera body DMC-G1 Ver.1.5
2010/05/10
DMC-G2 Ver.1.1
2010/11/18
DMC-G3 Ver.1.2
2011/10/12
DMC-G5 Ver.1.1
2013/07/09
DMC-G6 Ver.1.2
2014/02/04
DMC-GF1 Ver.1.2
2010/05/10
DMC-GF2 Ver.1.1
2011/10/5
DMC-GF3 Ver.1.2
2011/10/12
DMC-GF6 Ver.1.2
2014/02/04
DMC-GH1 Ver.1.3
2010/05/10
DMC-GH2 Ver.1.1
2011/12/7
DMC-GH3 Ver.1.2
2013/07/09
DMC-GX1 Ver.1.1
2012/01/25
DMC-GX7 Ver.1.2
2013/11/21
DMC-L1 Ver.2.1
2008/10/15
DMC-L10 Ver.2.1
2008/10/15
Lens H-F007014 Ver.1.1
2009/11/25
H-F008 Ver.1.1
2011/09/13
H-FS014042 Ver.1.1
2011/09/13
H-FS014045 Ver.1.2
2009/11/25
H-FS045200 Ver.1.3
2012/02/29
H-FS100300 Ver.1.2
2012/01/25
H-FS45150 Ver.1.1
2013/03/28
H-H014 Ver.1.1
2011/09/13
H-H020 Ver.1.1
2009/11/25
H-HS12035 Ver.1.2
2013/05/14
H-HS35100 Ver.1.1
2012/12/11
H-PS14042 Ver.1.2
2013/03/28
H-PS45175 Ver.1.2
2013/03/28
H-VS014140 Ver.1.4
2010/12/7
L-X025 Ver.2.1
2008/10/15

 

For other maker's lenses except Panasonic, firmware update program is available from each maker's download page.

product
Download page
Lens and accessaries
Lens and accessaries

  1. In advance to any lens firmware update, please make sure that your camera body firmware is latest. For any firmware updates on any other company's products, DMC-L1 and L10 camera body is required to be Ver.2.1 or later, otherwise the firmware can not be updated.
  2. Please note that a Four Thirds lens is required to be attached on a lens accessory, in order to update any lens accessory firmware, such as Tele Converter. Any lens accessories can not be updated without attaching a Four Thirds lens on it.
  3. Any Four Thirds lens accessories such as Tele Converter can not be updated on the Mount Adaptor(DMW-MA1) together with G series cameras.
1-2. Download the file for update
Please download the file for firmware update in advance.
  1. Make a temporary folder on your PC for downloading each files,e.g. C:/Temp.
  2. Download and save the file in the folder you made.
  3. Check the file size first by selecting "properties" in the right click menu. (For Mac, by selecting "Information" in Finder)
  4. If the size is different from the one described in the download page, please download it again.

Example
please check the file size listed here.

 

1-3. Extraction of the file
For Windows
  • Double click the downloaded files
    You may see following message after double click the downloaded files, please ignore it and just click Run and move to the next step.
    This screen is an example in case of L10V**.exe.
For Macintosh
  • Extract downloaded file
  • - It depend on your Macintosh setting about whether the file maybe automatically extracted or not.
  • - If your OS is older than Mac OS X 1.02, Please use Extract software, If your Macintosh OS is newer than, Mac OS X 1.03, double click the files.

1-4.Copy the extracted firmware update program (bin file or lin file) into an SD memory card.
Please do NOT put any downloaded exe file in the SD card as which would cause a malfunction.
Please make sure to put only one firmware update program(bin file or lin file) on the SD memory card. Do not put 2 or more programs, otherwise the firmware may not be updated.
Preparation of the SD Memory Card
Buffer memory size in SD card more than file size of update program (bin file or lin file) is needed, and use an SD Memory Card which has already been formatted for the camera body.

Please refer your instruction book for more details. (Use Lumix camera body for formatting the SD Memory Card.)
When formatting the SD Memory Card, all data, including protected data, will be erased and can not be recovered. Please make sure to back up your important data so you don't loose it.

Insert your formatted SD Memory card to your SD slot of your PC.

Copy the firmware update program (bin file or lin file) extracted from the downloaded file in Step 1-3. into the SD memory card. Please do NOT put any downloaded exe file in the SD memory card, as which would cause a malfunction. If your PC does not have an SD slot, use an external USB SD Reader/Writer device.
Copy only the firmware update program (bin file or lin file) into the Root directory(*1) of the SD memory card as shown below.
(*1) Root directory = The first or top-most directory in the hierarchy.



This screen in the case of Windows XP, the screen may differ by the setting.

Files can be directly copied from the PC by using SD Memory Card reader/writer devices with the USB port.
Use the camera body for formatting the SD Memory Card in such cases.

When formatting the SD Memory Card, all data, including protected data, will be erased and can not be recovered. Please make sure not to lose your important data.
There may be case to fail the updating if there is some data except the update program in SD Memory Card.

For the update on lens, please jump to Step 3.

Go on to the Step 3.
Procedure for lens update
(for lens update with DMC-L1/L10)

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