Tip & How-To about Panasonic Lumix Cameras
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".
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.
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