“Panasonic Image App” is an application that makes it possible to use your smartphone to remotely control the shooting and playback functions of a Wi-Fi-compatible digital camera/digital video camera, and to perform upload operations to SNS (Social Networking Service) sites.
The following major functions are available with this application.
・You can watch the same image as on the Live View screen of your digital camera/digital video camera on your smartphone, and control shooting and other camera operations as with a wireless remote controller. (*1)
・You can play back still pictures and videos recorded using your digital camera/digital video camera on your smartphone. (*2) (*3) You can also copy them to your smartphone, and upload them to SNS sites. (*3)
Additional functions for digital cameras
・This app allows you to implement continuous connection with a digital camera that has Bluetooth function and make Wi-Fi connections and perform remote operation just with your smart phone. It also allows you to apply location information to recorded images and easily perform automatic transfer of images.(*4)
・You can make settings to automatically transfer still pictures recorded with your digital camera to your smartphone.
・You can add location information acquired with your smartphone to pictures recorded using your digital camera.
(*1) With DMC-SZ8/SZ9/SZ10/TZ55/TZ56/TZ57/TZ58/ZS35/ZS45, it is not possible to remotely record videos from a smartphone.
(*2) With DMC-FT5/GF6/LF1/SZ8/SZ9/SZ10/TS5/TZ37/TZ40/TZ41/TZ55/TZ56/TZ57/TZ58/ZS27/ZS30/ZS35/ZS45, it is only possible to play back still pictures.
(*3) Not supported on HC-X1000.
(*4) This function can only be used with devices that support Bluetooth 4.0 or above (Bluetooth low energy technology).
[Compatible Operating Systems]
iOS 9.3 – 16
・Bluetooth function can only be used with smart phones equipped with Bluetooth 4.0 and above (Bluetooth low energy technology).
・When using the location information recording function, note that high accuracy location information cannot be acquired with the iPod touch or the Wi-Fi version of the iPad that is not equipped with a GPS sensor.
・When using an iPhone or iPad that is equipped with a GPS sensor, be aware that continued use of the GPS function can lead to a dramatic decrease in battery capacity.
・In order to use the SNS upload functions or the Cloud Sync. Service, you must first obtain a service user ID for Panasonic’s LUMIX CLUB (free of charge).
・Continued use of GPS/Bluetooth running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
・The function to transfer images to an AV device can no longer be used. (Version 1.10.7 and later)
・The function to delete images can no longer be used. (Version 1.10.15 and later)
・The function of "Home Monitor" can no longer be used. (Version 1.10.19 and later)
・The function of "Baby Monitor" can no longer be used. (Version 1.10.19 and later)
Ratings and Reviews
Manual focus problems
When I set the focus on the app it gradually focuses to the point the subject is completely blurred. I can use autofocus but especially in 4k this autofocus is super slow and inaccurate but it's definitely better than not being in focus at all. And the focusing ring isn't the problem because that tiny bit of wind won't turn it and if it did it wouldn't move the focus in such a snappy perfect way at perfect one second intervals. But it works and I'm not buying an external monitor for a camera that doesn't support them.
Used to be amazing, no longer works
Ever since I did the most recent update, my Panasonic Lumix G7 can no longer connect to the app. It connects to my iphone xr wifi flawlessly, but wjen I go to the app, the app no longer registers that the camera connects to my phone and asks me to go back to my settings and make sure the wifi is connected to my camera when both my camera and phone says it's established a connection. I tried updating my iphone xr, erasing and resetting the camera wifi connection on both the phone and camera, but nothing has worked. I really wish I hadn't updated from the older version from the app. Part of the selling point for the lumix was the ability to connect through wifi and this app was the only thing that actually worked when I'd try to connect through wifi to send photos to people immediately or to get access to photos since I don't have an SD card reader and the camera dies mid-photo transfer. But it's hard that I no longer have access to that function. I tried a newer app for Panasonic Lumix, but it redirected me to this app that still doesn't work. Before the update though it was amazing and useful and connected most times I used it.
Used to work well!
Update: I mostly used the app to transfer photos to my phone. I bought a card attachment from Apple to enable me to import from the SD card to the phone. I’m able to download almost instantaneously. So I’m glad for all the problems-the card gizmo saved me a ton of time on my vacation!
I got a new iPhone 14 pro. Now when I try to connect the camera (DC-ZS70) to the phone, the phone looks like the Wi-Fi is connected and then says in red “no internet connection. ” the Image app won’t give me control or transfer picture options and the camera says I am connected!!! Weird thing-my old iPad works ok-it goes to no internet connection but then the image app connects! Weird! And a big hassle. I don’t want to travel with my iPad. Update: I contacted Apple support. They escalated my issue to Engineering. Engineering investigated and said that it is an issue with the app. I emailed Panasonic support earlier this week. Despite an email saying I’d hear back in 2 days, I have heard nothing. I have 2 LUMIX cameras connecting this way. Neither works on the 14 Pro-both work on the iPad . PLEASE FIX THIS ISSUE!!!!!!
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- Panasonic Holdings Corporation
- 66.1 MB
- Photo & Video
- Requires iOS 9.3 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 9.3 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 9.3 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
- Age Rating
- This app may use your location even when it isn’t open, which can decrease battery life.
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