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GH2----How to update the software?

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by youry, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. youry

    youry Mu-43 Regular

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    Nov 9, 2010
    Winston Salem, NC
    My Gh2 came with version 1.0 and I saw on Panasonic site a new version, 1.4.
    Any idea how to update the software in the camera? Panasonic's support is one of the worst I've come across so far. Thanks for any help
     
  2. ~tc~

    ~tc~ Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Oct 22, 2010
    Houston, TX
    I don't see an update for the GH2 on the Panasonic site .... I see one for the G2 ...

    Normally, there's an instruction PDF on the download page. For my GF1, the process was take two pictures, copy the firmware file to the card, put the card in the camera, turn it on, and hit the play button.
     
  3. youry

    youry Mu-43 Regular

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    Nov 9, 2010
    Winston Salem, NC
    Here is the page showing the 1.4 firmware. It's a small ".lin" file.

    ok, the update seems to be for the 14-140mm lens though it clearly shows "GH2 body only" on top of the page.
     
  4. ~tc~

    ~tc~ Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Oct 22, 2010
    Houston, TX
    Yes, that's a lens FW update. Take 2 pictures, copy the file to the card, etc
     
  5. bilzmale

    bilzmale Mu-43 All-Pro

    The most important thing to know about Pany firmware updates is the camera will not proceed unless you have a freshly charged battery.

    It is for all bodies with earlier versions of the lens:
    H-VS014140 Lens Firmware Update

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    Compatible Models
    DMC-G10K, DMC-G1A, DMC-G1K, DMC-G1R, DMC-G2A, DMC-G2K, DMC-G2R, DMC-GF1C-K, DMC-GF1K-K, DMC-GF2CK, DMC-GF2CR, DMC-GF2CS, DMC-GF2CW, DMC-GF2KK, DMC-GF2KR, DMC-GF2KS, DMC-GF2KW, DMC-GH1K, DMC-GH2K-Body-Only, DMC-GH2S-Body-Only
     
  6. peterpix

    peterpix Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 8, 2010
    So. Maine
    Peter Randal
    14-140 update

    I've tried toi get this download to work at two different sites and and neither works. The link above resulted in an "unknown" file, the other lead to a link for Color Burst? Anybody have any luck with this download?
     
  7. peterpix

    peterpix Mu-43 Veteran

    234
    Feb 8, 2010
    So. Maine
    Peter Randal
    no it does not

    When I click on the download I get spectra vision color burst, nothing from Panasonic?
     
  8. bilzmale

    bilzmale Mu-43 All-Pro

    Link works for me - I suspect you have a browser hijacker of some sort installed. Try a different browser.
     
  9. Rich M

    Rich M Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 2, 2010
    I will download and e-mail it to you if you want.....it is a tiny file.

    PM me your e-mail if that's the route you want to go.

    R