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DMC-TZ57/TZ58/ZS45 Firmware update service

Actual installation steps

STEP 2. Download the updated version of the firmware with the following procedures, and self-extract it.

For Windows Users
  1. Please click “downloadEbutton on the download page to download the update contents to your PC.
    * Procedure depend on your browser and it’s version, so please make sure the procedure and where the contents will be saved by your browser in advance.
    Please check the model number of your camera carefully
    so that you will download a correct file.
    DMC-TZ57 DMC-TZ58 DMC-ZS45
    TZ57_V13.exe / 4,307,232 Bytes TZ58_V13.exe / 4,307,232 Bytes ZS45_V13.exe / 4,307,232 Bytes
  2. Check the file size first by selecting "properties" in the right click menu.

    <Example> please check the file size listed here.
  3. If the size is different from the one described in the download page, please download it again.
  4. Double click the contents (TZ57_V13.exe or TZ58_V13.exe or ZS45_V13.exe) to run self-extract.
    * You may see following screen after you have double clicked the downloaded file, please click "Run" button and move to the next step.
    < Fig.1 Security Warning >
  5. You may see following screen , then select a destination folder and click the “installEto unzip.
  6. The self-extracted file (FPUPDATE.DAT) will be saved at the destination folder.
    The file size for FPUPDATE.DAT should be 11,516,260 Bytes.
For Macintosh Users
  1. Please click “downloadEbutton on the download page to download the update contents to your PC.
    * Procedure depend on your browser and it’s version, so please make sure the procedure and where the contents will be saved by your browser in advance.
    Please check the model number of your camera carefully
    so that you will download a correct file.
    DMC-TZ57 DMC-TZ58 DMC-ZS45
    TZ57_V13.zip / 5,139,058 Bytes TZ58_V13.zip / 5,139,058 Bytes ZS45_V13.zip / 5,139,058 Bytes
  2. Check the file size first by selecting "Information" in Finder.
  3. If the size is different from the one described in the download page, please download it again.
  4. Extract downloaded file.
    • Depending on your Macintosh setting the file maybe automatically extracted.
    • If your OS is earlier than Mac OS X 10.3, please use Extract software.
      If your Macintosh OS is equal or later than Mac OS X 10.3, double click the file, TZ57_V13.zip or TZ58_V13.zip or ZS45_V13.zip.
  5. The extracted file FPUPDATE.DAT should be 11,516,260 Bytes.

STEP 3. Copy the firmware file onto an SD Memory Card. Prepare an SD Memory Card with the extracted file from STEP 2 above.

Preparation of the SD Memory Card
The size of the "FPUPDATE.DAT" or more must be free on the SD Memory Card and use an SD Memory Card which has already been formatted for the DMC-TZ57/TZ58/ZS45. Please refer your instruction book for mode details. (Use DMC-TZ57/TZ58/ZS45 for formatting the SD Memory Card.)
When formatting the SD Memory Card, all data, including protected data, will be erased and can not be recovered. Please make sure to back up your important data so you don't loose it.
Insert your formatted SD Memory card to your SD slot of your PC.
Copy the extracted file (FPUPDATE.DAT) onto the SD Memory Card.
If your PC does not have an SD slot, use an external USB SD Reader/Writer device.
Copy the file into the Root directory (*1) of the SD Memory Card.
(*1) Root directory = The first or top-most directory in the hierarchy.
This screen in the case of Windows 7, the screen may differ by the setting. <Example: ****** file>

STEP 4. Install the firmware update

Caution:
All data in Built-In Memory will be erased by updating firmware, Please make sure to backup important data so you don't loose it.
Please kindly use your camera to check the condition of setting menu after firmware update service.

  1. Confirm the battery is fully charged.
  2. Turn off the Power.
  3. Insert the SD Memory Card prepared in STEP 3 into the DMC-TZ57/TZ58/ZS45.
  4. Press the Playback button while pushing the zoom lever to wide side.
  5. The following display will be shown on the LCD (Fig.2).

    Note:
    In case, if the firmware update mode (Fig2) is not shown,

    1. Turn off the Power once.
    2. Remove the SD Memory Card once.
    3. Start again from STEP 3 above.
    < Fig.2: The initial setup of the firmware updating process >
  6. Press [Left Cursor button (Left Cursor button)] to select the [Yes], then press [MENU/SET].
  7. After a few seconds, the screen will change to Fig. 3.
    The DMC-TZ57/TZ58/ZS45 will start the update process with blink Wi-Fi LAMP.
    The firmware update will take about 30 to 50 seconds.
    Please do not attempt the following operations before completion of next step 8.
    • * Turning the power off and on
    • * Opening the SD Memory Card compartment
    • * Removing the SD Memory Card
    < Fig.3: Version up on Going >
  8. Once the firmware update process is completed, the DMC-TZ57/TZ58/ZS45 will turn off the power automatically.
  9. To verify the version number, follow Step1 at the beginning, the camera version number indicates 1.3, the process is completed.
  10. Turn off the Power.
  11. Remove the SD Memory Card.

Note:
About the SD Memory Card after it has been used for a firmware update.
Please format the SD Memory Card used for the firmware update before taking photos, otherwise it may cause the DMC-TZ57/TZ58/ZS45 to malfunction and/or decrease the number of pictures that can be taken.