Lumix G instruction manuals

Last updated 19 February 2021

Lumix G cameras are very similar in operation and you can use the following manuals as a good starting point for other models.

I’ve used micro four thirds cameras for many years, starting with the Lumix G3. I’ve continually developed manuals for the cameras I’ve owned, mainly for friends to use. I’ve not moved on since buying a G80, finding that it has met all my needs, so I’m afraid there are no manuals for the G90 or G9. 

The manuals cover shooting stills photographs in RAW format, to get the highest quality. I do this and then post-process using Lightroom and Photoshop.

The most recent versions of the manual for my latest 4 cameras are here:

The manuals for the four cameras are very similar. I believe that I’ve captured the differences between them carefully, but the differences can be subtle. Let me know if I’ve missed something and there are any errors.

I’ve recently moved to using Nikon Z cameras, as I find I can now get the same capability and the same or better quality for the same weight as I have been obtaining with the micro four thirds kit. For example, for travel I now use the Nikon Z 24-200/4-6.3 travel zoom and get the same or better quality as I have been getting with Lumix 12-35/2.8 and 35-100/2.8 lenses. With a Z5 camera the total weight is less than for my G80 and the two f/2.8 lenses, with the improved dynamic range and low light capability of the Z5 making up for the narrower aperture of the Nikon travel zoom. Roughly equivalent quality for travel, but without having to change lenses continually.

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4 Responses to Lumix G instruction manuals

  1. Henk Schell says:

    Thank you very much, this is really helpful.

  2. Sue says:

    Brilliant! Thank you

  3. Carl says:

    These are very impressive. I know it’s late in the day, but might you consider doing a similar publication for the G9 including the latest Nov ’19 Ver. 2.0 firmware upgrade?
    I’m lurching from site to site and article to article trying to learn my month-old G9, unavoidably therefore in small chunks, although I DO refer to the nearly 400 page manual, which I’ve even printed!
    I’ve developed an interest in video, for which my Nikon D800 does not excel, and am swamped in codecs, 4k’s, frame rates, etc.
    Any consolidated info is welcome and Youtube has a lot of info though I find the printed page is handier when outside and needing on-the-spot tech support!
    All the best, and keep up the good work!

    • Clive says:


      Thanks for the compliment. I write a version for each camera I own, so I guess the G90 is likely to be next, unless I skip a generation. The G9 is tempting, but I use micro four thirds for its compact size and the G9 is as large as a Canon RP full-frame camera body. I could produce a version of the manual for the G9 based on the manual alone. Would you be willing to check it is correct against your camera?

      With regard to video, I don’t use it a lot. I am doing more and may write a video manual if I ever reach the stage where I think my advice is sufficiently competent!


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