20 Most Recent Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZR1 / DMC-ZX1 Digital Camera - Page 4 Questions & Answers


Select "COPY" from the PLAY menu. Select the direction (in this case, IN-to-card). Select YES.

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


Do what the pros do...use a card reader.

Panasonic Lumix... | Answered on Apr 13, 2010

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Where to find the manual (pdf) for Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZR1 digital camera


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.

To go to the manufacturer's contact page , please click on the relevant link below :

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Sony
Panasonic
Samsung
Fijitsu
Canon USA
Canon Global
Nikon
Phillips

Please rate this tip if you found it useful.

Kind Regards
StephanSA

on Apr 10, 2010 | Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZR1 / DMC-ZX1...


In the instruction manual - see links below
  • It says DO NOT format on PC - you need to format in camera - have you done this? on Page 29 of the Manual http://panasonic.com.au/content/library/files/F002413.pdf

About cards that can be used in this unit You can use an SD Memory Card and SDHC Memory Card. •When the term card is used in these operating instructions this refers to the following types of Memory Cards. – SD Memory Card (8 MB to 2 GB) – SDHC Memory Card (4 GB to 32 GB) More specific information about memory cards that can be used with this unit. • You can only use an SDHC Memory Card if using cards with 4 GB or more capacity. • A 4 GB (or more) Memory Card without an SDHC logo is not based on the SD Standard and will not work in this product.
This is the instructions for the ZR1/ZX1 model http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/mpi/dsc/zx1/menu01.html
A number of manuals available from this site http://www2.panasonic.com/consumer-electronics/support/Cameras-Camcorders/Digital-Cameras/Lumix-Digital-Cameras/model.DMC-ZR1K
http://panasonic.com.au/content/library/files/F002413.pdf

  • If this solutions solves you problem, please do not forget to rate my solution.
  • If not, then please comment back so I can help some more

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

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZR1 digital camera User Manual(PDF)


Hello

Sometimes it is very useful to have an soft coy of a user manual at hand to use when you do not know the exact steps to change a certain function, or enable anther.

Here is a great tip explaining where you will be able to find and download an updated PDF version of this manual. This site will also provide you with a huge database of other product user manuals. Click HERE to find out exactly how to download the manual. The above mentioned link will explain step by step how to download the user manual.

At this link you will also be able to read reviews on this product, compare prices, and get a general overview. There will also be a full spec sheet on this product. You will also be able to upload a user manual which this website does not have.

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Click HERE to navigate to Retrevo, where you will be able to download the manual.

Also feel free to visit Panasonic's official website for news on their latest products. You will also be able to download updated firmware for your device. Click HERE to find out how to update your firmware.

I really hope this can be of help. Please rate accordingly.

Kind regards
Andrea



on Mar 11, 2010 | Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZR1 / DMC-ZX1...


Set the exposure compensation to a higher setting.

Panasonic Lumix... | Answered on Feb 20, 2010


Double-click the image to play.

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


Just go into the menu and scroll to language and select English.

Panasonic Lumix... | Answered on Nov 23, 2009


if theres available online seller in your place try ordering online

Panasonic Lumix... | Answered on Apr 15, 2019

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If you have a older Lumix that does not want to power on


As you know Panasonic issues Firmware Updates that can be downloaded online, and then installed using a computer and an SD card.
Some of those Firmware Updates made the cameras refuse to turn on if the battery was not an "approved" Panasonic battery.
This significant change was not publicly announced.
Panasonic Lumix batteries are available, but there are also dozens of different generic Lumix batteries available, and there is no reference source as to which generic batteries are "approved."
Therefore I would encourage you if you have a Lumix camera that is balking on startup to first try a genuine Panasonic Lumix battery that is fully charged.
You may find that the only problem was a generic battery that the camera did not care for.
(And of course many "Lumix" batteries sold online are not actually Lumix batteries, but merely counterfeits. They have Lumix markings and are often very good
imitations on visual inspection.)
Another reason some Lumix cameras will not power up is the memory card.
Sometimes people use a newer SDHC type card in an older Lumix, and the camera goes into electronic spasms trying to read the newer card. An older plain vanilla SD card will often solve the problem instantly.
If a Lumix camera is not powering up with a 8gb SDHC card there is a good chance it will power up immediately with a 1gb SD card.

I frequently recommend the Lumix TZ5 to people starting out, as it is a quality build, metal, not toy-like plastic, has more manual controls than most people will ever use, and the engineering is remarkable. I repair TZ cameras and donate them to homeless shelters and domestic abuse safe houses and college photography students and such, as they have full User Manuals available to download, full Service Manuals available for download in PDF format, have a very gentle learning curve, and produce photographs that are superior to many of the current cameras in the 600 to 800 dollar range. Yet a used TZ5 can be bought for 50 dollars or so.
Update the Firmware to v 1.2, never carry it in a leather camera case or pocket or purse or with any cloth of any kind, and you have a superb camera for many years.

on Aug 16, 2018 | Panasonic Lumix Cameras

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Caution about Lumix cameras with Japanese language


Some Panasonic Lumix cameras are made in Japan expressly for Japanese Buyers.
These cameras may be programmed in Japanese and Japanese only.
They cannot in any way be converted to English or any other language.

Most Lumix cameras have a menu option that allows choice of language.
That option is not available in some Japan-originated cameras.

I see Lumix cameras often on eBay that are listed as "From Japan".

Be careful.
I advise you ask the Seller to take photos of the LCD screen of that specific camera being sold with the menu choices showing, to be certain that it is not a Japanese language only camera.
Insist also on a photo of the bottom plate.
Is it in Japanese?

Sellers have told me in the past "You can choose any language easily".
Yes, that is true.
If the Lumix camera was made in Japan for export.

But if it was made in Japan for use in Japan it may not be true.

on Jul 15, 2018 | Panasonic Lumix Cameras

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Before purchasing any Panasonic Lumix


I have repaired too many Lumix cameras that someone recently purchased.
This is what I urge anyone to do if they are considering the purchase of a used Lumix.
First, absolutely pass, swipe right, turn the page, on any Lumix that does not show TWO photos of the front of the camera, 1 with the lens fully extended and 1 with the lens fully retracted.
Most people are aware of the Kiss of ***** of Lumix cameras; the System Error. If a Seller won't post photos of the lens both extended and retracted it likely is because the lens won't extend and retract.
Second, insist on a photo of the camera from behind while the camera is turned ON and the LCD screen is in sharp focus and fully visible.
When a Lumix has a System Error it usually shows "System Error Zoom" or similar in the LCD screen.
If a Lumix is for sale and the Seller shows only the back of the camera but not with the LCD screen lit and sharply focused, you are wise to not purchase that camera.
I will add further posts, if requested.
I think the Lumix cameras are some of the finest cameras available, exquisitely engineered and high quality.

But there are definite caveats when shopping for a Lumix.

on Jul 14, 2018 | Panasonic Lumix Cameras

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What to do if a "System Error" occurs with a Lumix camera


The entire Panasonic Lumix line, over a span of several years, has been stained by a "System Error Zoom" flaw. I have repaired many Lumix cameras, because I believe them to be exceptionally well-engineered and ultra high quality builds, compared to some of the other current cameras that are popular.
I won't name any brands.

Before I discuss possible solutions I'd like to mention WHY so many people end up with malfunctioning Lumix cameras due to "System Error Zoom" failures.
The most common etiology is because the lens extends such a significant distance, partially because people are enthralled with "Super-zooms". The downside is obviously if there is anything that obstructs the lens extension, such as the camera gets turned on while still in the camera case, or anything is in front of the lens as it is extending, such as the User's finger or any object, the tiny gear that drives the extension process can lose gear teeth. Or the tiny Zoom Motor, which is quite weak, simply gets overloaded and burns out.
That is simply the end of that camera. It is DNR, Do Not Resuscitate, because it is far too expensive to have it repaired by Panasonic.
Lumix cameras that were once expensive are often on sale on eBay for 10 dollars, because they have System Errors, and people are cognizant of the expense of repair. Today, for example, on eBay there are 4 ZS19 and ZS20 models on sale all together as a lot for 20 dollars. 5 dollars apiece, for 4 400 dollars cameras.

Another way that Lumix and similar Panasonic cameras get destroyed is the User is holding the camera improperly, and when the User either turns the camera on (which always starts the lens extension), or is already taking pictures and zooms the lens out, the User has a finger placed in such a way that it obstructs the lens extension.
You can visualize that even if the finger is covering only one small part of the area where the lens is headed the barrel will be skewed toward that side, and that is all that is necessary; the barrels are barely more than cigarette paper thick, and they deform quite easily. The resulting friction of any of the multiple lens barrels grinding against each other overpowers the tiny Zoom Motor.
The other major causative is obvious, a foreign body of some type gets embedded in the system of lens barrels and inhibits the barrels from smoothly extending. It takes only a tiny tiny piece of lint or dust or such to cause permanent damage.
There are several lens barrels, in a type of Russian Matrioshka Doll arrangement, one fits with merely microscopic tolerance inside another and another and another...and they must all extend without any resistance in order to operate properly.
The thing I see Users do repeatedly is keep a camera in a bag or case. Dust or dirt or other foreign matter collects at the bottom of the case, and easily finds its way to the lens barrels.
Or people often put some form of fabric into the case with a camera, a lens cloth or business card or a label with the User's name or a handkerchief or such, and lint from any fabric will stop the lens from extending.
If a Lumix gets put into a desk drawer for a brief time, it will be in enough dust to ruin the lens assembly when the lens extends after the camera being turned on.
So imagine someone on vacation, with a camera in a camera case which is in a suitcase, which also has shirts and pants and socks. Goodbye, Lumix.
I never use a camera case. If I need to enclose a camera for some reason I simply use a large ZipLoc plastic bag. With a desiccant pack.
OK, now WHAT TO DO.
First, I recommend you ask Gravity for assistance; hold the camera with the lens pointed straight down. Then turn the camera on and off and on and off and quite often the reduction of the effort needed for the lens to extend because Gravity is helping will allow a causative foreign body to fall, or get powered out by the passing lens barrel.
I often have had great results after simply putting a vacuum cleaners small hose extension over the lens assembly and vacuuming while the camera is off and the lens assemblies are all fully retracted.
That has enabled many Lumix cameras to begin working again.
(I personally do not advocate the use of air blowers of any type because that simply drives any foreign body(s) deeper into the lens assembly.)

As a tangent: If you are considering the purchase of any used Lumix I urge you to be certain you can examine 2 closeup photos of the camera with 1) Lens fully extended and 2) Lens fully retracted. An unscrupulous Seller can post pictures of a Lumix with a retracted lens and not mention it will simply not extend and is useless.
And insist on a photograph from behind the camera while TURNED ON and the LCD screen IN FOCUS and clearly visible.
A Lumix with a System Error will display "System Error Zoom" or similar in the LCD screen...so if you see a photograph of a Lumix that is turned on and that is not displayed in the LCD you have at least zeroed out that concern.

Also:
I always urge people to change SD cards, as sometimes a poorly formatted SD card gives the camera problems when it tries to read the SD card when it gets turned on, and that halts the turning-on process and results in a System Error.
And I encourage fully charging the battery, or putting in a different battery, if the camera has been used often and the battery may have weakened.
If someone purchases a used Lumix that is 3 years old for example I think spending 10 dollars for a newly manufactured battery is wise.
TLDR:
1. Camera was turned on while still in case or when something was in front of it.
2. Camera was held improperly and finger was in front of part of the lens as it was extending. (Also occurs when the User is taking a Macro photo and gets to close to the object)
3. Camera was kept in a bag or camera case or a drawer or on a shelf or in a suitcase etc etc etc and lint or other foreign matter had collected, and fouled the exquisitely delicate barrel-lens system.

Good luck. I hope I have helped.

on Jul 14, 2018 | Panasonic Lumix Cameras


Answer is in the manual - in case you don't have it please do this:
To change selected picture effects ([Creative Control] menu)Press [MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select [Creative Control] menu and press [MENU/SET]
Press up/down to select a setting ( there are a few eg. Sepia, Retro, Soft Focus, Expressive, Toy etc, and then press [MENU/SET] ( pressing DISP should give you an explanation of what each item selected does)
Hope this solves your problem.
Cheers
Mike

Panasonic Lumix... | Answered on Dec 11, 2017


That is about the only thing you can do now that you suspect there may be a software issue. Was it working fine before the latest firmware install? If not, then the issue is with the internal chip that sets up the correct parameters for shooting still shots.

And if unit out out of warranty you can forget a repair - it is much too expensive and not cost effective.

Panasonic Lumix... | Answered on Mar 03, 2017


Since you are using software to modify your print and you save your changes you may have overlooked making sure your file is kept as .jpg.
i use Adobe and after modifying my photos it will default to a Adobe file type unless I check.
so when saving changes make sure it is the same type you started with.
you can select "save as" to lett you confirm file extension (.jpg, . JPEG etc)

Panasonic Lumix... | Answered on Sep 21, 2016

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