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LUMIX LINK for AndroidTM

What is LUMIX LINK

“LUMIX LINK” is an application software enabling remote control over LUMIX digital cameras with Wi-Fi® connectivity (DMC-GH3/SZ5/FX90).
Remote shooting, browsing, data transfer and uploading to SNS can be operated using a smartphone or tablet with this application.

<Main Features (Compliant Model) >

  ▪“Live View Remote” function is available, which enables remote shooting while monitoring live view image of the camera on the smartphone / tablet and shoot pictures.(GH3/SZ5/FX90)
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▪“Aperture”, “Shutter Speed”, “Exposure Compensation”, “ISO Setting”, “White balance” can be adjusted while monitoring live view image of camera in remote control.(GH3)
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▪Focus control using a variety of “AF(Auto Focus) mode” and “MF(Manual Focus) mode” is available in remote control.(GH3)
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▪”Touch Shutter” enables focusing and shutter release by just touching the target point on the camera’s live view image in remote control.(GH3)
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▪All settings in the camera’s “Q(Quick)-MENU” can also be adjustable in remote control.(GH3)
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▪Video can be recorded with timer setting in remote control.(GH3)
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▪Images can be transferred to the smartphone / tablet automatically right after shooting.(GH3)
  ▪Images stored in the camera can be transferred to the smartphone / tablet and uploaded to SNS.(GH3/SZ5/FX90)
  ▪Images stored in the camera can be browsed, deleted, copied to be transferred to the smartphone / tablet and uploaded to SNS.(GH3/SZ5/FX90)
  ▪”Geo-tagging” function enables adding geographical information acquired with the smartphone / tablet to the images stored in camera.
  ▪Image data can be synchronized with the LUMIX CLUB Cloud Sync. service.(GH3/SZ5/FX90)

[Notes]

  • Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
  • In order to use the SNS upload functions and Cloud Sync. Service, you must first obtain a service user ID for Panasonic’s service LUMIX CLUB (free of charge).
  • This function is not available on smartphones / tablets not equipped with the location information acquiring function.

This application is compatible with smartphones with the following OS versions.

  • Android 2.2 - 4.2

[1] Remote recording
[2] Playing back images on digital camera
[3] Saving digital camera images on smartphone / tablet, sending them to websites, sharing them with other devices
[4] Adding location information from smartphone / tablet onto digital camera images

LUMIX LINK Market page

 
Android App on Google Play

LUMIX CLUB settings

 
 
Depending on your smartphone contract, you may be subject to expensive data charges if you send images over your smartphone mobile network.
 
Images recorded with the GPS function activated may contain personal information such as location information which could be used to identify you. Be aware of these issues when you upload images to a [WEB service].


[1] Remote recording

Remote recording (When using DMC-GH3)

Preparation
  1. Connect smartphone / tablet to digital camera via Wi-Fi
    - For connection procedure, see instructions for each device.
  2. Start [LUMIX LINK] and tap (1) at bottom of screen to display recording screen
    - Since Wi-Fi connection drains battery quickly it is better to recharge before use when power is low.
Recording(Figure 1)
  1. Tap shutter button (5)
    - When the digital camera is set to Burst mode, tap (5) to take multiple pictures in quick succession.

Taking pictures using the Touch Shutter function

Simply touch the subject you want to focus on, and it will automatically focus and release the shutter.
  1. Tap
    -Icon will change to  , and taking a picture with the Touch Shutter function becomes possible.
  2. Touch the subject you wish to focus on, and then take a picture.
    -The picture is taken when the focus is achieved.
    -Tap once again to cancel the Touch Shutter function.
Using zoom
  1. Tap zoom button (6) / (7)
    - Tap it toward T (telephoto) to magnify and toward W (Wide) to widen zoom. Zoom lever (10) can also be used to adjust focus. To quick-shift, tap (8) / (9) .
    - Magnification is shown on zoom bar at bottom of screen.
Switches information displayed on the screen

Tap (11) to display information (settings etc.) on the top and bottom of the recording screen. You can cancel the displayed information by tapping again.

Self shot mode

When taking a picture of yourself, the image on the screen of your smartphone / tablet will be flipped* (a mirror image). This function is useful for taking pictures of yourself or of a group, as you can see the scene before taking the picture.
* The actual screen when taking pictures is not flipped.

  1. Tap menu button (4)
  2. Tap [Live Control Settings]
  3. Turn [Self shot mode] [ON]
[Figure 1]
 
Taking pictures with an automatic focus point (Auto Focus) (Figure2)

When the digital camera is set to Auto Focus, touching the screen will display the AF Area frame, and the point of focus can be adjusted.
Explanation follows below.

Item Contents
[Face Detection] Recognize people's faces, adjust focus point and exposure.
[AF Tracking] Adjusts to the set subject and exposure.The focus point and exposure will follow even if the subject moves.
[23-Area] When the subject is not the center of the screen, AF Area can focus on up to 23-Areas.
[1-Area] After the focus point has been selected , the AF Area frame in the center of the screen will focus accordingly.
[Pinpoint] When you want to focus on a point smaller than [1-Area] , use the enlarged view and select a focus point.
  • Tap [Reset] to return the AF Area frame to the center of the screen.
  • Tap (12) to clear the AF Area frame settings.
  • To change [AF Mode], change the settings on the digital camera, or go to [Menu] (4) > [Recording Settings] > [AF Mode] and change the settings.
[Figure 2]
 
Manually selecting focus point (Manual Focus)(Figure3)

When the digital camera is set to Manual Focus, a sliding bar appears on the screen, and the focus point can be manually adjusted. This can be used if you want to fix the focus point, if the distance of the subject is fixed, or if you do not want to move Auto Focus.
You can adjust the sliding bar shown below by dragging it.

(During vertical display)
 

* Display [MF Assist] (Manual focus ASSIST)(Figure 4)

  • Tap the recording screen to switch to the MF Assist screen, and display zoom.
  • Tap (14) / (15) to enlarge/shrink the image.
  • Tap [Reset] to return the magnified position to the center.
Changing recording settings

Tap (13) to display the settings screen, and the following settings can be adjusted.
Options will change depending on the digital camera's settings.

Item Contents
[Aperture/Shutter Speed] Shutter speed will be adjusted to the set aperture. If shutter speed is given priority, the aperture will be adjusted.
[Program Shift] Shutter speed and aperture level can be adjusted together to the same exposure.
[Exposure] Exposure compensation can be set.
[Sensivity] Sensivity (sensivity to light) can be set.
[White Balance] White Balance (hue) can be set.
  • Tap to return to the previous screen.
  • Setting options and setting levels are part of the digital camera. All of the setting options and setting levels will not be displayed.
  • Operation may differ from the digital camera.
  • After changing settings, the quality of the image displayed on your smartphone / tablet can differ from the image displayed on your digital camera. It is recommended that you check image quality using the playback screen on your digital camera.
Changes setting for Single / Burst / Auto Bracket / Self Timer

Tap * to display the settings screen, and the following settings can be adjusted.
* This is the icon for [Single]. The displayed icon differs depending on the digital camera's settings.
Options will change depending on the digital camera's settings.

Item Contents
[Single] Takes pictures in Single mode.
[Burst] Setting gor Burst can be adjusted. Multiple pictures can be taken in quick succession while the shutter button (5) is being tapped.
[Auto Bracket] Setting for Auto Bracket can be adjusted. Each time the shutter button is pressed, up to 7 pictures will be taken while the exposure is being changed according to the exposure correction scroll.
[Self Timer] Self Timer can be set.
[Figure 3]
[Figure 4]
 
Record a video(Figure 5)
  1. Tap menu button (4)
  2. Tap [Recording Settings] > [Recording time]
  3. Set Recording time
  4. Tap (1) at the bottom of the screen to show the recording screen
  5. Tap
    Recording is started.
  • While recording, the remaining recording time is displayed on screen. The clip being recorded will be displayed on the digital camera. When recording has finished, you will return to the previous screen.
  • Recording videos is set to the timer function. You cannot stop recording partway through using a smartphone / tablet.
  • The recorded image will be saved to the digital camera.
View images automatically sent by the digital camera each time a picture is taken

When the Digital Camera is to set to [Send Images While Recording], the recorded images will be automatically sent to the smartphone / tablet, and added to [Camera Roll] (For iPhone / iPod touch / iPad ) or [Gallery] (For Android™ terminals).
To playback added images, tap (2) go to the playback screen, and change the referents (-->Switching referents) to [Camera Roll] or [Gallery].

  • It may take some time to display the information.
Changes to digital camera operation

If the digital camera is used while using the remote function on smartphone / tablet, the smartphone / tablet remote function will be stopped, and digital camera operations will be given priority.

[Figure 5]
 

Remote recording (When using DMC-SZ5 / DMC-FX90)

Preparation
  1. Connect smartphone / tablet to digital camera via Wi-Fi
    - For connection procedure, see instructions for each device.
  2. Start [LUMIX LINK] and tap (1) at bottom of screen to display recording screen
Recording
  1. Tap shutter button (5)
Using zoom
  1. Tap zoom button (6) / (7)
    - Move it towards T (telephoto) to magnify and towards W (Wide) to widen zoom. To quick-shift, tap (8) / (9)
    - Magnification is shown on zoom bar at bottom of screen.
Focus adjustment on subject by touching (Touch Auto Focus)*

Touch subject on screen to adjust focus.
- Operations may differ with settings on each connected digital camera.
* This function is not available on DMC-FX90



[2] Playing back images on digital camera

This function is not available on DMC-FX90.

Preparation
  1. Connect smartphone / tablet to digital camera via Wi-Fi
    - For connection procedure, see instructions for each device.
Playback
  1. Start [LUMIX LINK] and tap (2) at bottom of screen
    Multiple image list appears . (Multi Playback)
  2. Tap image to play back
    Images are played back.
* Videos inside the digital camera cannot be played. Please save videos to a smartphone / tablet to play them.
* When copying images from digital camera to smartphone / tablet, it may take some time depending on the image type and Wi-Fi connection strength.
* Depending on the type of smartphone / tablet, you may not be able to save or play. Please check your smartphone / tablet specifications to confirm compatible video types.
* When displaying enlarged images, there may be some grid-shaped noise in the enlarged image. This noise appears when the image is enlarged, and it does not mean that there is noise in the original image.


[3] Saving digital camera images on smartphone / tablet, sending them to websites, sharing them with other devices

Saving to smartphones / tablets is not available on DMC-FX90. Smartphones cannot process images in DMC-FX90. Only images stored in [Gallery] can be sent to websites and/or shared with other devices.

Preparation
  1. Connect smartphone / tablet to digital camera via Wi-Fi
    - For connection procedure, see instructions for each device.
  2. Start [LUMIX LINK ] and tap (2) at bottom of screen to display playback screen
Save, send, delete

Images in digital camera can be saved in smartphone / tablet, sent to websites and/or AV devices or deleted.

  1. Press and hold image for more than 1 sec
    Forward destination tabs will show at top, bottom, left and right of screen.
  2. Drag image to desired forward destination tab
    Following forward destination tabs will show in initial settings:
    (10)
    Save in smartphone / tablet
    - Saving may be slow depending on image size
    (11)
    Send to [LUMIX CLUB].
    - You need to log in with your ID. Tap [Sign up] and follow registration instructions to get a login ID.
    * By uploading images to our website LUMIX CLUB, you can download them to Panasonic AV equipment in your home or elsewhere, and you can also submit them to sharing services on websites run by other companies.
    (12)
    Delete images.
    - Protected images will not be deleted.
  3. Setting up other forward destination tabs
    Tap [MENU] (4) > [Playback Settings] > ["Picture Share" settings] and drag icons on screen to tabs displayed at top, bottom, left and right of screen to set tabs as forward destinations.

   

Share

Share and play back images with [LUMIX CLUB Folder]*1 compatible devices and software

  1. Tap [MENU] (4)
  2. Tap [Playback Settings] > [LUMIX CLUB settings]
  3. Activate [Utilize LUMIX CLUB functions]
    - You need to log in with your ID. Tap [Sign up] and follow registration instructions to get a login ID.
  4. Tap [Cloud sync. Settings]
    - Follow setting instructions on screen
*1 This is a shared folder based on [LUMIX CLUB ]*2.
*2 By uploading images to our website LUMIX CLUB, you can download them to Panasonic AV equipment in your home or elsewhere, and you can also submit them to sharing services on websites run by other companies.
* It is recommended that [Playback Settings] > [Upload / download only when connected by Wi-Fi] and [Upload / download only when charging] options should be active when uploading and downloading high-volume data.

[4] Adding location information from smartphone / tablet onto digital camera images

This function is not available on DMC-FX90.

Preparation
  1. Connect smartphone / tablet to digital camera via Wi-Fi
    - For connection procedure, see instructions for each device.
    - Activate location information option on smartphone / tablet
Adding location information from smartphone / tablet onto digital camera images
  1. Start [LUMIX LINK ] and tap (3) at bottom of screen
  2. Tap [Time sync] (13) to adjust current time on digital camera
  3. Set [Record location information] (14) to ON option.
    - Max. location data storage capacity is 600,000 entries. * New entries exceeding max. amount will overwrite older data.
    * Approx. recording period is 1 month at a 5-sec. [Recording interval].
    - Turn off [Record location information] when not using it as it consumes battery quickly while active.
  4. Tap [Send location data] (15) to send such data to digital camera
    - For using sent location data, see digital camera operating instructions.

Setting recording interval
- Tap [Recording interval] (16) to select location information recording interval. 1, 5, 15, 30, 60 sec. intervals are available.

Displaying recording log
- Tap [Operation log] (17) to display location information recording logs. Max. log storage capacity is 20 entries. New entries exceeding max. amount will overwrite previous data.

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