20 Most Recent Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3 Digital Camera - Page 6 Questions & Answers

It is definitely a problem with the LCD screen of the camera. It cannot be anything else as the pictures come out alright. You will need to get the LCD screen replaced to resolve this problem

Panasonic Lumix... | Answered on Feb 19, 2011

Same problem here. Panasonic says camera needs to be sent in form repairs. This wouldn't be a problem if they did not have these ridiculous propietary batteries. Will certainly be the last Panasonic product I buy!

Panasonic Lumix... | Answered on Feb 15, 2011

Usually contacting the television devices manufacturer about conditions either malfactions or component parts acquisition is plausible means to retaining a fucntionality. Refer to the devices user guide to ascertain the purchasers details expectation as owner. The guide always provides details od guarantee agreements that makes possible resolving conditions that should occur during the course of acquiring products. User guides provides several resources making the devices operationality achievable. First, the user guide provides step by step instructions on achieving desirebale experience device. Second, tge suer guide provides expectatiion conditions as new owner of devices manufacturered. Once any unanticipated situations were encounted, the user guide reference section provides customer diagnostics to resolve conditons. Finally the user guide provide the contact details of manufacturer of device, affiliates either support technicallity departments, retails establsihments from where issues that arrise are resolvable. The means to resort with devices that are outside the area of expertised requested once malfunction occur is contacting the manufacturers support vis email phone or mail mean about appropiate processes to resolve.

Panasonic Lumix... | Answered on Feb 06, 2011

HI there can you reset the camera setting and let me know the result please.

Panasonic Lumix... | Answered on Feb 06, 2011

The language setting is the last option on the setup menu. Press menu, then right side of the rocker for setup, then up for language, then right to set and up or down to select English, then menu to exit.

Panasonic Lumix... | Answered on Jan 27, 2011

Press the menu/set button...see the icons on the left?....see the wrench at the bottom?...scroll to that and you are in the setup menu.

Panasonic Lumix... | Answered on Jan 22, 2011

If you tried to turn on a wet camera while water was still inside, you probably fried the circuits.

Panasonic Lumix... | Answered on Jan 13, 2011

you have a problem wtih the photo shutter of camera
you must replace it
the cost of it is to high you better replace the camera

Panasonic Lumix... | Answered on Jan 09, 2011

You need to get rid of the pictures in the internal memory. If you want to save any of them, go into the menu and find "copy". You will find the option to copy them to a memory card. Then, with no card in the camera, go into the menu and find "format"....follow the on-screen instructions to erase the internal memory. Then your card should work properly.

Panasonic Lumix... | Answered on Dec 29, 2010

Consider 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. Or you can use iPhoto or any other photo cataloging program.

Panasonic Lumix... | Answered on Dec 25, 2010

If your card is lower than a class 6, then it can't keep up with the camera and stops recording.

Panasonic Lumix... | Answered on Dec 11, 2010


The problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the probability is that you will have to get it fixed by a professional.

Use these at own risk as it may further damage the camera.

Firstly , try connecting your ac adapter or usb cable.

Try holding the shutter button while switching on the camera.

Look at the lens , and if some of the lens 'circles' is misaligned or not concentric then try wiggling it (while holding camera lens down).

Try gently pushing or pulling the lens when it extends but this is risky as it may cause the lens barrel to slip out of its guidance system.

Another way to do this is to place the camera lens down on a hard surface and then power it up. Be sure to use a soft cloth or something similar as to not scratch your lens or casing. Let the lens push the camera up and down a few times and sometimes the little resistance provided by the camera is enough to get things going again.

Try hitting your camera near the lens on the body with the soft tissue on the palm of your hand.

Other than that , I would take the camera to a repair center for a evaluation to see if it would cost more to repair than to replace the camera.

If it is still under warranty I would suggest you take it in before trying any of these steps and remove any off-brand batteries or accessories as some stores are really fussy about warranty repairs on camera's with non-brand accessories.

You can also have a look at THIS link.

Hope the advise is useful. please do not hesitate to let me know if you need any further assistance.


Panasonic Lumix... | Answered on Dec 04, 2010

Have you got the switch on the rear of the camera set to camera and not playback? My camera displays this message if I have no images on my memory card and try to play them back.

Panasonic Lumix... | Answered on Nov 29, 2010

Do you live in a hot, humid climate? If so, it could be mold or mildew.

Panasonic Lumix... | Answered on Nov 29, 2010

This kind of symptom appears due to bad ccd imager chip in digital camera that need to be replaced by local camera repair shop to get correct live view to take pictures.
CCD Imager chip is located at end of lens assembly that converts an image into electronics signal for further process, get it replaced to solve camera issue.

Panasonic Lumix... | Answered on Nov 22, 2010


OK, usually these lines indicate an internal crack of the LCD screen. The total repair cost including labour will be round about $50.

Feel free to let me know if you need any further assistance.

Kind regards

Panasonic Lumix... | Answered on Nov 22, 2010

If you did not finalize the DVD or if you left it so you could add more data to it, it will only play on your computer, not his.

Panasonic Lumix... | Answered on Nov 21, 2010

Not finding what you are looking for?
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3 Digital Camera Logo

231 questions posted

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Panasonic Cameras Experts


Level 3 Expert

13434 Answers

The Knight
The Knight

Level 3 Expert

76171 Answers


Level 1 Expert

10 Answers

Are you a Panasonic Camera Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

View Most Popular

Lumix Panasonic

  • Lumix Panasonic

Most Popular Question

black spots panasonic lumix dmc zs8 lens

  • Cameras