Updating Panasonic GF3 firmware - card write protected error

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by applemint, Jul 28, 2012.

  1. applemint

    applemint Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 24, 2012
  2. wzfoto

    wzfoto Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 8, 2012
    There is a small physical switch on the card to make it read-only - did you check that?
  3. applemint

    applemint Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 24, 2012
    Turns out that you do need an external card reader to update Panasonic camera firmware - you cannot put the firmware update on the card in camera, unlike Sony, Olympus etc.

    "Copy the .bin file to the root directory of the SD card - next to the DCIM, MISC and PRIVATE folders. You will need to use a memory card reader for this."
    Panasonic Self Service Module

    So anyway, I bought one for £5 and it's now sorted - the reader is useful to have anyway as it's faster than using the camera to upload to pc and saves batteries.

    The 45-200 update to version 1.3 makes the image much more stable on the lcd screen when using the telephoto end of the lens, so worth doing for that alone.