Top 20 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28 Digital Camera - Page 6 Questions & Answers

What are the details? I need much more information If purchased new - when - model - all s/n numbers and a copy of the receipt and guarantee will be needed. The store purchased etc. I will need to speak with you via Email - Email me at and we can talk particulars. I am good with getting companies to honor these sorts of things so give me a try.

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Why not go online to, B&H Photo,

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On the Navigaton direction button on the back of the camera the "Right direction" button has a little lightning bolt sign.

Repeatedly press this button while the camera is in picture taking mode to go through the flash settings sequence. (Watch the display while pressing this button)
1 No Flash, Lightning bolt circled with slash across it.
2 Auto Flash, Lightning bolt with an "A" beside it.
3 Auto RedEye remover, includes an "eye" symbol.
4 Flash Always On, Lightning bolt alone.
5 Unknown, I don't know what the S mode is, I haven't used that one before (something to do with ISO virtual film speed setting).

Have fun.
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Are you using the cam with lens hood attached? If yes please remove it as the flash will be automatically disabled if the hood is attached.
Also make sure that the flash is in forced shutoff mode. Please download the manual from the link below and read page 43 for various flash settings. It has illustrative pictures so I think it will be easier for you to figure it out.

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I have the same issue with my 3 month old Lumix DMC FS15 plus it won't focus and gives the error message to "turn camera off and then on" This doesn't fix it.

Bottom line fix: Don't buy this camera again and don't recommend other buy it.

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Sounds like the white balance should have been set for the lighting at the venue.

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Select the "Format" entry from the Setup menu.

Full details are in the "About the Setup Menu" in the "Preparation" chapter of the manual (page 29 in my copy).

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Remove the memory card from the camera and insert it into your computer's memory card reader if your pc has one. Then your pc will open the files and you can copy them to your hard drive. If your pc doesn't have a card reader, you can buy one - or just wait to order the sync cord from Panasonic.

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A the link below you can download the manual requested.

Kind regards

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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.


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hi there

on the side of te mermory card there is a turn on and a turn off just look on the side of it

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Scroll until you find the following japanese characters 言語, which mean language, select it and you will see the readable "English" word.

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In the setup menu under "language".

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Has this card worked before in your camera?
If so, have you formatted it on a PC by any chance?

Try to format the card in camera, this should help. If it still doesn't work then the card might be damaged (unlikely but possible).

Good luck,

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I had the same problem, i switched the camera on in capture mode and zoomed in and applied a little pressure to the lens which made a slight click but retracted and has worked fine since. I may of just been lucky but the camera is fully functional again, could be worth a try.

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That's found in the menu under "reset".

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Hi dear, the simple way is to use a card reader.

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Without flash the DMC TZ5 still does well. The photo has a good level of detail. It also has a natural look to it. Once again there is that bit more colour in the shot than I am used to seeing.

The way Panasonic manage the ISO settings is a little different to other brands. With the DMC TZ5 you set the maximum ISO rating you wish to use and then the camera is intelligent to work out the actual setting. This tends to produce better results than with other brands in most situations.

Hope helped.

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there is a small gear on inside zoom lense that one not working chaing that part

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there is a small logic circuit that controls the motor that retracts the lens and a sensor that tells it the lens is retracted, it is a lens position sensor, one of these two components is most likely defective, the thing is there are no consumer service info provided by panasonic, they will not sell you parts either, the camera is a mystery to take apart and repair without the tech manual which u can't get, so u see the delima here, u must either have this camera fixed by a panasonic repair station or see if it qualifies for a upgrade exchange program for a newer model.

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