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Does the Panasonic Lumix G95 Have a Recording Time Limit?

No, the Panasonic Lumix G95 (DC-G95) does not have a recording limit, but you may end up with files being separated depending on file size.

This article will explain this and also describe another unexpected way your camera could turn off…

How Long Does The Panasonic Lumix G95 Record Before Stopping?

The Panasonic Lumix G95 will stop recording when the file fills up the capacity of the memory card.

File Size Limit

The file size limit for continuous recording on the Panasonic Lumix G95 is equal to the memory remaining on the SD card. 

When the file size of the recording exceeds the remaining memory on the SD card, the camera will stop recording.

Depending on the resolution you are recording in, the amount of time left for recording will vary.

This is because higher frame rate and higher resolution videos take up more memory per second.

Are Files Separated When They Reach 4GB In File Size?

For a lot of cameras recording stops when you reach 4GB in file size. 

Luckily on the Panasonic Lumix G95 this does not happen. 

However, there are differences in how files are separated out depending on the type of memory card you are using and the format that you are recording in.

Below are the different scenarios…

When Recording In AVCHD

You can record continuously without interruption, but the files will be split up if the recording is larger than 4GB in file size.

So you will have multiple files when editing the files or playing them back. 

When Recording In MP4


You can record continuously, but files will be split up in either 30 minute files or when the files exceed 4GB in file size.

So you could have multiple files when editing or recording.

2. 4K

When using an SDHC memory card

  • Files will be split up when the file size exceeds 4GB.

When using an SDXC memory card

  • Files will be split up when they reach 3 hours and 4 minutes in length or if the file size exceeds 96GB.

My Panasonic Lumix G95 Automatically Turns Off Unexpectedly

Your camera may be going into sleep mode unexpectedly if you have ‘Economy’ settings enabled. 

To find and adjust your ‘Economy’ settings you need to go to the ‘Setup’ menu which is the wrench icon (not the wrench icon with the little ‘c’).

The ‘Setup’ menu should be blue.

The ‘Economy’ settings should be on page 2 of the ‘Setup’ menu.

Under the ‘Economy’ settings you can adjust timings for when the camera goes to sleep, when the viewfinder turns off, or when the monitor turns off. 

‘Economy’ settings can only work in certain scenarios.

Below is a list of cases where the Economy settings do not work:

  • When connecting to a PC or printer
  • When recording or playing back motion pictures
  • During a slide show
  • When recording with ‘4K Pre-Burst’
  • When recording in ‘Multi Exp.’
  • When using ‘Time Lapse Shot’
  • When using ‘Stop Motion Animation’ (when ‘auto shooting’ is set)
  • When recording with Live View Composite
  • When using the HDMI output during recording
  • When using the AC Adaptor and DC Coupler. 


You should now have a better idea of recording limits on the Panasonic Lumix G95

To summarise, the Panasonic Lumix G95 has no recording limit and can continuously record up to the remaining memory left on the SD card or when the battery runs out.

We hope you found this post useful.

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