“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.

Additional functions for digital video cameras
・By installing a digital video camera, you can monitor your home while you are out by checking the image on your smartphone, and speak to those at home and take pictures. (*3) (*5) (*6)

(*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).
(*5) Not supported on HX-A100/A500/WA30.
(*6) Not supported on HX-A1H/A1M.

[Compatible Operating Systems]
  iOS 9.3 – 13

・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)

What’s New

Version 1.10.17

Fixed issues.

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

Mr Torpedo ,


C’mon Panasonic, you are letting me down! Truly don’t want my lumix GH5 on my WiFi network. Just hoping that I could use the app solely for remote start and stop recording. Monitoring the display is fine, but a true utility app is all that is really needed here. First, write a simple step-by-step instructive page letting us know what needs to be done to connect via Bluetooth just to use the most simplistic controls. Second, describe why you seem to have to utilize WiFi. Makes no sense AT ALL!!!! I’d like to see someone at Panasonic try and use this app. There has got to be smarter developers at Panasonic that could improve this type of simplistic connection.

Dade_PDX ,

Huge update! New features not listed

The latest update has finally made this app awesome. I first tried using it with my GH5S about two months ago and it was basically worthless since other third party apps were doing a better job. No video transfer, no full screen, constant "camera busy" message in the middle of the screen. It was terrible. BUT FINALLY is a great app! Tons of the features I wanted are here now. There's full screen mode, it seems like everything you can do ion camera, you can do in the app. Not just adjust settings, but full navigation of menus and interaction with pop up windows (like for creating time lapse videos). You can finally transfer videos to my phone directly instead of just photos. I haven't finished fully trying all of the intricate details but so far it's a huge improvement for the GH5S. Why didn't Panasonic include all these details in the description of the latest version?

suburbanrambler ,

Works elegantly/flawlessly as described

I was at first skeptical downloading this app after seeing the less than stellar ratings. It works flawlessly as described—and contrary to the problems voiced and encountered by others. READ the instructions and you’ll be rewarded: #1) link your iPhones with the direct WiFi link shown on your LUMIX / PANASONIC camera , #2 enter the longish password shown on same - after one connection, all subsequent sessions will automatically connect without reentering, and, #3 this should prompt the camera to connect to your phone showing all photos that can be transferred , #4 transfer your camera photos to your iphone by selecting them.

The above steps work as flawlessly on my ipad.

App Privacy

The developer, Panasonic Corporation, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer's privacy policy.

No Details Provided

The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.


Panasonic Corporation
65.9 MB

Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


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This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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