Panasonic GX7, Please help in explaining firmware Update step by step

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by CX5, Dec 10, 2013.

  1. CX5

    CX5 Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 23, 2013

    I am trying to do firmware update on my Panasonic GX7 but after reading the posts here and on DPreview, I am still unable to find out exactly how to do this.

    Please see the steps below and let me know what needs to be done, please.

    1) Charge the battery full and reformat the SD card in the camera.
    2) Go to Panasonic website and save firmware 1.2 onto your temporary file in the computer.(
    3) Take SD card and save the update into this card, but I could not find bin file in the card.(Where do I save this V12 to?)
    4) Once loaded into the card, place it in the camera and switch on and push play.

    I am not sure about step 3, as I could not see bin file in the SD card. Could some one help.

    Many thanks
  2. leftnose

    leftnose Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 5, 2013
    I used the zip file from the US support site. Downloaded it to my desktop and then unzipped it. The binary file was the only thing in the zip file. Copied that to the SD card and hit play.
  3. Dogman

    Dogman Mu-43 Veteran

    Dec 23, 2012
  4. CX5

    CX5 Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 23, 2013
    Thank you so much. After running to retreive bin file, I was able to update my GX7.