20 Most Recent Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18 Digital Camera Questions & Answers

If the problem persists, after removing and reinserting the battery, please use the below link to locate an authorized service center.

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Panasonic Lumix... | Answered on Jun 28, 2016

I have a lumix camera, more then likely it has gotten wet or it took a dive, here is what I would try, mind you! I'm taking a shot in the dark & this is a total "hail merry pass" first you need to get all the door type panels open, anything that flips up or open, remove the battery & memory card, buy some canned air for electronics & give it a good shot! do not use the compressor at the local gas station! particulate matter at high speeds is not good for sensitive consumer electronics, "like a photo device" figure a way prop & tip the device so that any condensation can rise & escape from the top, maybe it's your memory card slot? Let your common sence guide you, now your going to get a small area heater, turn it on HIGH HEAT & hold your hand in front. judge the distance so that it's hot, but you can still hold your hand there, without having to pull away.. I think you see were I'm going with this, My friend had a very pricey video production device, he had on loan, & it got just a tiny spray from the wake of a boat & it went in the dead zone. we though it was kaput'z! lucky we were in Arizona & did that trick, except we propped the device in the car in the garage, 12 hours latter, we turned it on & worked perfect! Best Wishes! I hope this helps? P.S. If that don't work & you want to go for broke "how brave are you? see that Lil Philips screw right by the flash?" it's 5% talent & 95% common since...

Panasonic Lumix... | Answered on Feb 26, 2015

This is normal. If you hold the zoom for an extended time the lens is slower than the indicated zoom. Forcing the lens to continue to its zoomed direction.

Panasonic Lumix... | Answered on Apr 14, 2014

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Panasonic Lumix... | Answered on Apr 03, 2014

Try Picasa as I suggested in my solution to your other post.

Panasonic Lumix... | Answered on Dec 26, 2013

Is the camera perhaps in macro mode from a previous shoot or maybe in manual focus and you've forgotten to set it back again?
Hope this helps.

Panasonic Lumix... | Answered on Oct 26, 2013

Try NOT connecting your camera to your computer.

The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.

Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use any photo management program such as Picasa ( http://picasa.google.com ).

Panasonic Lumix... | Answered on Aug 26, 2013

Hi! we bought two brand new battery's on eBay for less then $10bucks + free shipping! might want to poke around eBay?

Panasonic Lumix... | Answered on Aug 26, 2013

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