20 Most Recent Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3 Digital Camera - Page 8 Questions & Answers


The date and time (and a lot of other information) is always stored with the picture file in what's called the EXIF data. By default this is not shown on top of the image since neither the camera nor any photo viewing program knows which portion of your photograph is unimportant and can be obscured by this data.

Any photo editing program should be able to show you this data, probably in a separate window. Most photo printing software likewise can print this data, either on top of the picture or in the margins or on the back. Please refer to the documentation for whatever program(s) you're using.

Panasonic Lumix... | Answered on Jul 16, 2010


It's not supposed to turn off while it's performing any function. How long does it take to write to the card? Mine takes about half a second at full megapixels and highest quality rating. My batteries are fully charged and I don't have hundreds of pics on my card waiting to be downloaded. My card is a class 4.

Panasonic Lumix... | Answered on Jun 12, 2010


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Panasonic Lumix... | Answered on Jun 06, 2010


You can't take the lens apart. Even if you could, you don't have the tools or expertise to get it back together and properly align the lens elements.

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


Try checking your settings or menu for a vibration sensor or changing the focus. You might also be using the wrong setting, like indoor, when you're at the beach. You can also change the quality of the pictures and if you are taking still photography or movement.

Panasonic Lumix... | Answered on May 31, 2010


select the card for storage ..cause if it do not has space it will take nothing more..if it do not have the card inside probably the settings are made like that ..so look in the menu and reset it ..
If it does have a card ...than look in the menu for video settings and assign space on the card for storage ..or ...choose in the feature called storage ...to store not on the internal memory ..

Panasonic Lumix... | Answered on May 09, 2010


HI you can buy it from your nearest panasonic service center or directly from company via net. I like to know your location address then i can gives you a nearest location for buy your LCD screen. Thanks.

Panasonic Lumix... | Answered on May 07, 2010


The screen is fully damaged. You will have to get it replaced. Prior to that click a few snaps and transfer them to yous PC and check whether all the images are sharp and do not show any problem. Cause the service centre might try to get more money from you saying a different problem was found. If the images are fine. dont forget to mention the same to the service centre people.

Panasonic Lumix... | Answered on May 01, 2010


It can be changed in the "setup" menu. You probably will have to scroll through the sub-menus to find the word "english". Click on it and the "set" button.

Panasonic Lumix... | Answered on Apr 28, 2010


Yes. Go to the manufacturer's web site at http://www2.panasonic.com/consumer-electronics/support/Cameras-Camcorders/Digital-Cameras/Lumix-Digital-Cameras/model.DMC-ZS3A

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


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I recommend to skip the cord, and use a card reader/writer.You will not need any drivers or software installed. You can download all files to the computer, any kind, and use your choices of software. This should be easier, and you don't need to change anything when you change cameras as well.

Panasonic Lumix... | Answered on Apr 18, 2010


Usually all you have to do is double-click on it. You could import it to imovie.

Panasonic Lumix... | Answered on Apr 16, 2010


4 days might have not been enough. Try these: Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera

This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digital camera. Some common error messages that might show up on the LCD's of cameras with this problem include “E18 lens error”, or “lens error, restart camera”. Some cameras might show nothing at all, but merely make a beeping noise as the lens goes out, then in, then the camera shuts off. Sometimes the lens won't even move.
The problem is actually quite common throughout all camera brands. Usually it's sand or grit interfering with the lens extension mechanism. Or the camera's been dropped with the lens extended. Or the camera has been powered on, but the lens had been blocked preventing its extension. Or the battery ran down with the lens extended. Believe it or not, one BIG contributor to lens errors is using a camera case. Sand, gunk, case fibers, etc... accumulate at the bottom of the case. These materials love to cling to the camera by electrostatic build-up from the camera rubbing against the side of the case (especially those cases with soft fibrous intreriors). Once these materials work their way into the lens mechanism, that's all she wrote. I have many Canon's, and NEVER use a case for this very reason.
A camera owner that suffers this problem may have no recourse for having the camera repaired. Many camera makers will not honor repairing this problem under warranty as they claim it is due to impact damage to the camera, or sand or debris getting into the lens gearing mechanism (neither of which is covered under warranty). The quoted repair cost is usually close to or more than what the camera is actually worth.
Fortunately, about half the cameras that suffer this failure can easily be fixed by one of the following methods. None of these methods involve opening the camera, although some have potential to cause other damage to the camera if excessively done. If the camera is still under warranty, before trying any of these, please please first contact your camera's maker to see if they'll cover the repair, or to determine how much they'll charge for the repair. Who knows, you might get lucky. But if they quote you a number that's higher than the value of your camera, you may want to consider the following methods.
The methods are listed in the order of risk of damaging your camera. Thus make sure you try them in the listed order. And remember, these fixes (especially #6 and 7) should only be considered for a camera that's out of warranty, who's cost of repair would be excessive, and would otherwise be considered for disposal if unrepaired:
Fix #1: Remove the batteries from the camera, wait a few minutes. Put a fresh set of batteries back in (preferably rechargeable NiMH 2500mah or better) and turn the camera on. If that didn't work, try pressing and holding the Function or OK button while turning the camera on.
Fix #2: Remove the batteries, then remove the memory card. Then install new batteries, and turn on the camera. If you get an Error E30, it means you don't have a memory card installed, so turn it off, slip in the memory card and turn it on one last time.
Fix #3: Insert the cameras Audio/Video (AV) cable, and turn the camera on. Inserting this cable ensures that the camera's LCD screen remains off during the start process. Thus extra battery power is available to the camera's lens motor during startup. This extra power can be useful in overcoming grit or sand particals that may be jamming the lens. If the AV cable doesn't fix the lens error by itself, consider keeping this cable installed while trying fixes 4, 5, and 7 as a means to provide extra help to these fixes. But note that I DON'T recommend keeping the cable installed during Fix 6 as you may damage the AV port while tapping the camera. Reinsert the cable only AFTER tapping the camera.
Fix #4: Place the camera flat on its back on a table, pointed at the ceiling. Press and hold the shutter button down, and at the same time press the power-on button. The idea is that the camera will try to autofocus while the lens is extending, hopefully seating the lens barrel guide pins in their slots.
Fix #5: Blow compressed air in the gaps around the lens barrels with the idea of blowing out any sand or grit that may be in there jamming the lens. Other variations include blowing with a hair dryer in “no heat” setting, or sucking the gaps with a vacuum (careful with this one).
Now we're entering into the realm of potentially damaging your camera in conducting the fix. There is definitely some risk here, so take care when conducting the following two fixes.
Fix #6: Repeatedly tap the padded/rubber usb cover on a hard surface with the intent of dislodging any particles that may be jamming the lens. Other variations include hitting a side of the camera against the palm of your hand. A lot of people have reported success with this method. HOWEVER, there is also some potential for damaging or dislodging internal components with this method, such as unseating ribbon cables, or cracking LCD screens.
Fix #7: Try forcing the lens. More people have reported success with this method than with any of the other methods. HOWEVER, there's obviously some potential for damaging your camera by using this method. Variations include gently pulling, rotating, and/or twisting the lens barrel while hitting the power button. Attempt to gently straighten or align the barrel if it's crooked or twisted. Another variation includes looking for uneven gaps around the lens barrel, and then pushing on the side of the lens barrel that has the largest gap (note pushing the lens barrel all the way in is NOT recommended as it may become stuck there). While doing any of the above, listen for a click that indicates that the lens barrel guide pins may have reseated in their guide slots. If you hear this click, immediately stop and try the camera.

Panasonic Lumix... | Answered on Apr 14, 2010

Tip

Where to find the manual (pdf) for Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3


Sometimes , it is convenient to have a soft copy of your user manual.You may also require it as you lost your original printed manual. This tip will guide you to your digital manual and explain how to download it.

Printed manuals are normally available at a cost from the product manufacturer. Please see the link below to contact the manufacturer and find out how to replace your printed manual.

To download a soft copy of your manual , please click HERE to go to the retrevo page for your manual. This is a excellent site that maintains a manual and product database of thousands of products available free to download in PDF format.

Please note that you will need pdf viewer software to be able to view the downloaded manual.I can recommend Adobe reader which is available for free download at the following location :

CLICK HERE to go to Adobe Reader download site.

To download you manual from retrevo , follow the link above. You will betaken to the product page. The following images are used as an example.

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When your on this page , you can select to see reviews , prices , specs , an overview of the product and of coarse , the manual. You can just hit the big red manual button to proceed.

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Now simply type in the capcha code and hit the red “download now” button to begin your manual download.

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Do what the pros do...use a card reader to download to a folder you create on your desktop.

Panasonic Lumix... | Answered on Mar 31, 2010


are you using a polarising filter or sunglasses with polarised lenses. if so take them off.

Panasonic Lumix... | Answered on Mar 28, 2010


First of all you attached ur camera with pc without a memory card. check, is it show the files or not? If shows the file than u can do anything with them.

Panasonic Lumix... | Answered on Mar 27, 2010


oh that sounds like you may have striped the drive gear that moves the lens back and forth if it jumped a tooth then its now out of focas and will keep trying to fine it by moving in and out by its self i would say the only way is drop it into the shop for repair, if its a realy good one,, ie, a pricy camera,, if its not that pricy buy a new one,, camera repairs are not cheap but this one may be? you never know!

Panasonic Lumix... | Answered on Mar 27, 2010

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