▉ HOW DO I FIND AND ENABLE WIFI ON MY LUMIX?
If your Lumix model is one that has WIFI compatibility, you'll be able to head into your menu settings using the menu button on the back of the camera, once turned on. This will be visible under the general settings tab – usually indicated by a spanner icon.
Simply use the arrow buttons to select this tab and press OK. Once in here you can select your 'WIFI' settings and select 'New Connection'. Your camera should then tell you that WIFI is enabled and visible by showing the general wifi symbol. From here you'll then need to connect the camera to your device, be it a smart phone or a tablet.
▉ HOW DO I CONNECT TO MY DEVICE?
Whether you're using Android, Apple iOS on a tablet or iPhone this process will generally be the same. Simply go to your WIFI settings – the place that you would usually go to to find general WIFI connections in your home or in coffee shops etc. From here you will see that your camera model is visible as a WIFI connection. Simply select your camera model and this should link up the camera and your phone/tablet/device.
On the newer Lumix models you will also find a very handy shortcut to the WIFI setting on your quick select touch screen menu from the live display so keep a keen eye out for this. It will save you continually having to go into your cameras menu setting to select WIFI.
▉ WHAT COMES NEXT?
Once a connection is established between your camera and device, you'll be instructed to launch the Panasonic Image App. This can be downloaded to your device from the Android or Apple App store. The app is the main hub for controlling and transferring images using the WIFI connection you have established.
From here, everything is reasonably self explanatory. If you select the 'remote operation' setting, you'll be able to see your live view finder through the screen of your device and shoot remotely, using the device. This is very handy for shots where you need to keep your distance or you'd prefer not to touch the camera itself for fear of moving it – long exposures and the likes.
Not only does this mean a remote ability to shoot away from the camera, but you can also drag and move your focus points, just as you would be able to using the live viewer on the camera itself. Put simply, it's like having a replica of your camera and it's settings, that you can use at distance. Simply touch the live screen on your device and watch as the camera mirrors your movements!
▉ AND WHAT ABOUT TRANSFERRING IMAGES?
On top of controlling the camera itself, you can also select 'Transfer Image'. From here you'll be taken handily into your camera's SD card and select single or batches of images to transfer over to your device. Simply select the images you want to transfer and click the transfer button. Once the transfer is complete you should see the images in your devices camera roll.