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DMC-LX3 Firmware update service

About downloading service

Dear Customers,
We would like to thank you for purchasing Panasonic DMC-LX3.
From this site, you'll be able to easily download the latest firmware to enhance the product's performance.

Update Contents

Model Number DMC-LX3
Update Version Ver 2.2
Update File Name/

For Windows:
LX3_V22.exe / 6,170,144 bytes (After self-extract, LX3__220.bin)

For Macintosh: / 6,097,034 bytes (After self-extract, LX3__220.bin)

Update Date 2010/7/29


Date/Version Description
Ver 2.2
  1. Optimization of software processing.
    *Change in software version has no effect on camera performance.
Ver 2.1
  1. Correction of custom mode.
Ver 2.0
  1. Improved auto white balance performance.
  2. Auto Focus speed-up.
  3. Recording function with an aspect ratio of 1:1 has been added.
  4. A white balance (WB) bracket function has been added.
  5. [HIGH DYNAMIC] has been added to scene mode.
  6. [LENS RESUME] has been added to the [SETUP] menu.
  7. [MENU RESUME] has been added to the [SETUP] menu.
  8. The exposure compensation and the auto bracket compensation can now be set up to ±3EV.
  9. Position of the guide line can now be set.
  10. It is now possible to display the highlights in playback mode.
  11. It is now possible to record the user’s name in the picture.
  12. Digital red-eye removal has been modified.
  13. Items saved in the custom set have changed.

Concerning the DMC-LX3 Firmware UpdateExternal Site
PHOTOfunSTUDIO 2.1 Update ProgramExternal Site

Ver 1.3
  1. Improved auto white balance performance.
  2. Improved auto white balance performance in sunset mode.
  3. Improved recovery operation from unremoved lens cap.
  4. Improved operation of MF ASSIST/AF area selection.
  5. Improved display of Manual Exposure Assistance.
Ver 1.2
  1. Improved white balance flash mode setting when DMW-FL220 is connected.
  2. Proper setting of shutter speed on iA mode and Scene mode when OIS is turned ON.
  3. Proper Exif information in the JPEG picture file.
Ver 1.1
  1. Compatibility update for the DMW-FL220 flash unit.
  2. Improved auto white balance performance.
  3. Improved auto focus performance.

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 2.1.

1.Turn the camera on.

  • A [MENU/SET] button
  • B [REC]/[PLAYBECK] selector switch
  • C:Mode dial [REC]

2.Slide the [REC]/[PLAYBACK] selector switch to []

3.Set the mode dial to []


4.Press [MENU/SET] to display the menu.

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

    It is possible to check whitch 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 License Agreement sentence.