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Current Panasonic Lumix G6 Topics On The Personal View Forum

G6 Firmware Updates

From time to time Panasonic will issue firmware updates for camera bodies and lenses. Firmware updates are easy to do and will typically consist of bug fixes to improve the performance of your camera or lens. Sometimes a firmware update will even include new features.:-D There have been two firmware updates issued for the G6:

  • Firmware Version 1.1 - issued 2013-08-27. Connection problem with Apple Mac computers via Wi-Fi is fixed.
  • Firmware Version 1.2 - issued 2014-02-04. Improved compatibility of MF operation with H-FS12032 lens. Connection problem with Apple iOS devices via Wi-Fi is fixed.

Visit this link to view a list of the latest firmware updates for Panasonic Lumix cameras and lenses. Then follow the appropriate link which will take you to the download website where you can read instructions about how to update the firmware. It is crucial that you use a fully charged battery when updating the firmware on your camera. If your battery goes dead part way through the update process or if you touch any of the controls you risk bricking your camera. If you still have questions about updating your G6 firmware you can ask for help on this Personal View G6 thread.


Is Vitaliy working on a hack for the G6?

Which loupes work best on a G6?
See: discussion about G6 loupes in middle of page 47

What micro 4/3 lenses are available?
see this interactive list (non-micro 4/3 lenses can be also be used with an adapter)

G6 Tips

Download the Advanced Features Manual
Each new G6 comes supplied with a rudimentary paper instruction manual and an Advanded Features Manual on CD. If you have a recent computer without an optical drive you can download an English version of the advanced manual here. (the advanced manual is at the bottom) To obtain a manual in other languages, visit the Panasonic Lumix Global Website

Turn iDynamic off when shooting video
There seems to be a glitch in the G6 firmware that produces a dark “halo” effect when shooting video with the iDynamic setting turned on:
Read more about the problem on the PV forum.

g6-usage/g6-usage.txt · Last modified: 2014/05/12 14:28 by danpv