“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 and delete 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 – 11
・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)
New LUMIX digital camera models DC-LX100M2 is now supported.
Ratings and Reviews
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?
Is it worth it?
This app is helpful for monitoring considering the poorly designed monitoring system on the GH4. Though I would rather not have to use an app to monitor, the GH4 leaves me with little choice. This app gets the job done but at a cost.
There is no full screen viewing. Does this seem like a major mishap on Panasonic’s part? Yes, yes it does. When using an iPhone without an extra large screen it is almost unusable. The viewing screen is so tiny that it is hardly useful, especially when monitoring for video. The app has no lag (that would be a plus if you could see the screen to tell there was no lag).
Panasonic, please update this app with full screen viewing. It would be a major upgrade and meet the desires of many customers.
App is improved But......
I’ve had many problems with this app over the years And some have improved with what looks like an update. It connects much easier to my camera but after less than 5 minutes it loses the connection even though my iPhone is less than five feet from the camera. I had even set my iPhone to no sleep. This happened repeatedly and though I was able to reset the connection there was no solving this issue. When it works however it works. Photo and video taking and uploading photos to my phone work but this connection issue is going to limit my use of this app severely so I can’t give a strong recommendation unless. Panasonic has a work around for me.
- Panasonic Corporation
- 66.2 MB
- Photo & Video
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- © 2013 Panasonic Corporation
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.