20 Most Recent Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH2 / DMC-FS16 Digital Camera Questions & Answers


Look dude, its a old point en shoot cam.
Dont get mad, but its time to get a better camera they arnt much now adays but to fix yours is expensive.

Panasonic Lumix... | Answered on Jul 29, 2014


As per Panasonic support: The best way to attempt to clear the error would be to remove the battery for about a minute or so. If this doesn't correct the problem then unfortunately there may be an internal error that will require service. If that's the case please contact us at 800-211-7262 or submit a request via our Online Repair by http://www2.panasonic.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/RequestCenter?storeId=15001&catalogId=11017

Ref: http://shop.panasonic.com/shop/model/DMC-FH2R?support

Panasonic Lumix... | Answered on Dec 21, 2012


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, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use any photo cataloging program such as PIcasa.

Panasonic Lumix... | Answered on Jun 24, 2012


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, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use any photo cataloging program such as Picasa.

Panasonic Lumix... | Answered on Jun 03, 2012


You can replace it but usually when it gets wet other systems begin to fail over a period of time.

Panasonic Lumix... | Answered on May 28, 2012


You can try plugging in the usb cable to your laptop, or any usb port really but the documentation is unclear whether that will actually charge the battery.


Really the only other really viable option is to find a camera shop, walgreens or tech store that could possibly carry the charger, or at least a spare battery.

Panasonic Lumix... | Answered on May 26, 2012


Try cleaning the lens with a camera cleaning kit, other than that it will need to be serviced by a professional.

Panasonic Lumix... | Answered on Mar 11, 2012


It will reset the camera setting back to the factory default settings the camera came with.

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


if theres available online seller in your place try ordering online

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

Tip

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

Tip

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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