Wanna try my settings?

Would you like to try my camera settings? Lumix G9 and S series cameras let you save the camera settings and copy them to another similar camera.

I’m going to share my settings here for you to try. However, you should first save your current settings, so you can restore them just in case you don’t like my settings.

My G9 settings have my Fn button arrangement (see the picture below), custom Q Menu and custom My Menu. In addition to that there are two black and white custom modes saved to the C1 and C2. Watch the video below for details. But that’s not all, there are also basic video settings on the C3.

My S1R settings also have my Fn button set-up, custom Q Menu and custom My Menu, but nothing on C1, C2 or C3.

How to save your settings?

To save your current G9 settings, go to Menu > Spanner > Save/Restore Camera Settings. Then select save and you are all set. You can change the file name, if you like. The settings file is saved on the card in the slot 1.

G9 menu
G9 menu

On the S1R you go to Menu > Spanner > Cog > Save/Restore Camera Settings. On the S1R you can select which card to use, but the process is otherwise the same as on the G9.

S1R menu
S1R menu

Save your settings file on your computer or a separate memory card.

How to load custom settings?

When you want to load custom settings, you first need to save the custom settings file on a card. Make sure the folder and file structure is like in the picture below, because otherwise the camera will not find the settings file.

If you’d like to try my settings, first download the settings file from the link below. Make sure to download the AD_LUMIX folder with all its content, not just the settings file. Unzip the file you downloaded, if necessary, and copy the AD_LUMIX folder to a memory card that you first formatted in your camera. Make sure the AD_LUMIX folder contains all the files and folders in the above picture. The XXXX.DAT is the settings file.

Insert the card into the slot 1, if you are using the G9. If you are using the S1R, you can use either slot. On the G9 go back to Menu > Spanner > Save/Restore Camera Setting and select Load. On the S1R go back to Menu > Spanner > Cog > Save/Restore Camera Settings, select the correct card and Load. Select the settings file and hit Menu/Set.

Load settings
Load settings file

Download my settings

Download my G9 settings here.

Download my S1R settings here.

6 comments on “Wanna try my settings?

  1. Matti,

    downloading the G9 link (direct download), while the file on the left shows the AD_LUMIX folder as the file to be downloaded, just downloads the CAMSET folder. I created a folder of AD_LUMIX and manually put the CAMSET folder inside.

    • Ok, when I tested it and downloaded the AD_LUMIX folder, I got the folder and its content. Did it work for you in the end?

  2. Andrew Bollinger

    my G9 cannot load the file. Might the file be damaged?

  3. Andrew Bollinger

    I was unable to load the settings into a new G9. I checked the firmware, updated it to 2.0 and the settings loaded perfectly.

  4. Hei Matti,

    thank you very much for sharing your personal settings of yor G9.
    It was easy to copy the file. Your description is really straight forward.

    Since the G9 is new territory for me, your settings are very helpful.

    Terveisiä Saksasta. 🙂

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