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DMC-FZ40/FZ45 Firmware update service

About downloading service

Dear Customers,
We would like to thank you for purchasing Panasonic DMC-FZ40/FZ45.
From this site, you'll be able to easily download the latest firmware to enhance the product's performance.

Update Contents

Model Number DMC-FZ40, DMC-FZ45
Update Version Ver. 1.1
Update File Name/
For Windows:
FZ40_V11.exe / 10,915,064 bytes (After self-extract, FZ40_V11.bin)
FZ45_V11.exe / 10,915,064 bytes (After self-extract, FZ45_V11.bin)
For Macintosh:
DMC-FZ40: / 10,816,349 bytes (After self-extract, FZ40_V11.bin)
DMC-FZ45: / 10,816,349 bytes (After self-extract, FZ45_V11.bin)
Update Date May 9, 2017


Date/Version Description
May 9, 2017
Ver. 1.1
  • Improve the compatibility of Panasonic battery.

Firmware Update Procedures (Overview)

  • STEP 1. Check the current version of firmware used by your camera.
  • STEP 2. Download an updated version of the firmware and double click the downloaded file to decompress it.
  • STEP 3. Copy the firmware file onto an SD Memory Card.
  • STEP 4. Install the firmware update.
  • Please do not turn off your camera, or do not remove the SD Memory Card while updating your camera's firmware.
    Doing so can cause serious damage to your camera.
  • If the camera malfunctions after the firmware updating, please contact the dealer where you purchased the camera or the Global Service Center Network.

Actual installation steps

STEP 1: Reading the current firmware version.
  Panasonic recommends that you update the firmware in your camera if either of the following conditions exists:
  If the firmware version indicated is older than the version being offered, please update firmware.
The firmware update is not necessary if the current firmware version on your camera is Version 1.1.

1.Turn the camera on.

A:Mode dial  
B:[MENU/SET] button  

2.Set the mode dial (A) to [ P ].

* Please click the right image to see a larger image of the mode dial.

Please click here to see a larger image of the mode dial

3.Press [MENU/SET] button(B) to display the menu.

* You can switch menu screens from any menu item by rotating the zoom lever.
  4.Press [].
  5.Press [] to select the [SETUP] menu icon []
  6.Press [].

7.Press [] to select [][VERSION DISP.].

8.Press [].

* It is possible to check which version of firmware is on the camera.

License Agreement

Download of any file for Panasonic firmware update requires your agreement with the software agreement. You may proceed to the next step only once you have agreed. Please make sure to confirm all terms and conditions in advance to proceed to download.


Please choose the button after reading [ Warning ] sentence.