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LUMIX® FZ150K 12.1 Megapixel Digital Camera

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DMC-FZ150K
Features
  • Ultra Wide-Angle (25mm) Long Zoom 24X with Power O.I.S
  • 32X With Intelligent Zoom Technology and Electronic Zoom Lever
  • Leica DC Optics with Exclusive LUMIX Nano Surface Coating
  • Full 1080/60p HD Movies (AVCHD Progressive & MPEG-4 / H.264 formats)
  • New LUMIX Light Speed AF and Venus Engine Technologies

Features


The new Panasonic LUMIX super-zoom FZ150 digital camera as a top-end model of LUMIX's popular FZ series. The DMC-FZ150 features 1920 x 1080 full HD 60p(NTSC) smooth video recording. The high quality lens unit of 25mm ultra wide-angle LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT lens with powerful 24x Optical Zoom newly features Panasonic's Black Box Nano Surface Coating technology to minimize light reflection that causes ghost and flare. The powerful 24x optical zoom (35mm camera equivalent: 25-600mm) can increase its power to 32x equivalent with the Intelligent Zoom function taking advantage of the Intelligent Resolution technology maintaining the picture quality even using digital zoom.

The combination of the 12.1-megapixel MOS sensor and the Venus Engine empowers the camera with high performance image recording capability in both sensitivity and speed. It realizes 1,920 x 1,080 60p (NTSC) full-HD video recording in AVCHD and high speed continuous shooting at 12 fps in full resolution. The Lens, the sensor and the engine - all plays a significant part in improvement of image quality especially those shot in low light situations. The Light Speed AF of approx. 0.1 sec never misses a fleeting photo opportunities. To encourage step-up users to enjoy shooting even more, full manual control is available with DMC-FZ150. User can enjoy image shooting expressing their intention not only in photo but also in video, utilizing a host of options including the new Creative Control or Photo Style with a wide variety of preset options.

The LUMIX's popular iA (Intelligent Auto) powerfully assists in any shooting situations to get the best result. The effective hand-shake correction system POWER O.I.S. now gains Active mode, which helps recording stable video even it is shot while walking.

In addition, the realistic, less-distorted 3D image produced by DMC-FZ150 with the 3D Photo mode can also be enjoyed on a VIERA 3D HDTV or other MPO-compatible 3D equipment. Videos can be recorded in MP4 format to play it back directly on the PC or other portable electronic devices without a need of conversion.

Packing a powerful zoom lens, high performance imaging devices, a host of functions and manual control in a compact body, the stunning versatility and expressive performance of DMC-FZ150 even satisfies high amateur photographers with its high quality photo and video.


25mm Ultra Wide-Angle, Powerful 24x Optical Zoom LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT Lens with Nano Surface Coating for Ultra Versatility in Both Photo and Video Recording

The DMC-FZ150 features a high-quality LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT 25mm ultra wide-angle lens with a 24x optical zoom (35mm camera equivalent: 25-600mm). With the newly applied Nano Surface Coating technology, light reflection is dramatically minimized at entire visual light range (380nm-780nm) by applying the extra-low refractive index coating with nano-sized structure on the surface of the lens. It results in the super clear picture with dramatic reduction of ghost and flare. With this Panasonic's black box technology, the image delivered through the lens of DMC-FZ150 has exceptional optical performance with stunning clarity that passes Leica's stringent standards. Comprising 14 elements in 10 groups, including 3 ED lenses and 2 aspherical lenses with 3 aspherical surfaces, this advanced lens unit realizes the outstandingly compact body while delivering exceptional optical performance suppressing distortion at wide end and color bleeding at tele-end.

Thanks to the Intelligent Resolution technology, the Intelligent Zoom is available with the DMC- FZ150 which extends the zoom ratio by approx. 1.3x maintaining the picture quality even combining a digital zoom. This means the 24x optical can virtually extend to 32x equivalent. Not only drawing near the subject distant away with its powerful optical zoom, the 25mm ultra wide angle lens captures approx.196% wider angle of view compared with a standard 35mm camera. It is helpful for shooting dynamic landscape or indoor group portrait.


1,920 x 1,080 60p (NTSC) Full-HD Video Recording in the AVCHD Progressive Format

The LUMIX DMC-FZ150 is an advanced photographic tool for recording not only great photos but also beautiful full-HD videos. Now the DMC-FZ150 can record high-resolution full-HD 1,920 x 1,080 60p (NTSC)videos in AVCHD Progressive (MPEG-4 / H.264)* format. Upgrading the full HD recording capability from interlaced to progressive, subjects with fast motion or fine details are reproduced even more clearly.

The powerful 24x optical zoom is available in video recording. With DMC-FZ150, there are always two options to record spur-of-the-moment scenes - high-quality photos or videos. The user can simply choose the one that saves precious memories most beautifully.

The popular iA (Intelligent Auto) is also available in video recording. The POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer), Face Detection, Intelligent Scene Selector and Intelligent D-range Control also support shooting beautiful video with ease. For more effective countermeasure against blur, the Active Mode is newly equipped with DMC-FZ150 for an option of image stabilization in video recording. In addition to the conventional POWER O.I.S., the Active Mode effectively suppresses blur in video recording especially at wide angle while walking. The Intelligent Scene Selector automatically switches between Normal, Portrait, Macro, Scenery, and Low Light modes according to the situation to optimize visual quality. The Intelligent D-range Control makes images look more natural by preventing blocked shadows and blown highlights to optimize the exposure for each part of an image. It also ensures a beautiful reproduction of gradation and details.

Incorporating a stereo zoom microphone, the videos also come with the high-quality stereo sound of Dolby® Digital Stereo Creator, to offer highly realistic sound to the video. Mechanical noise caused by a zooming operation is suppressed to improve the clearness. Also, the Auto Wind Cut function is also available to block out most of the noise from background wind automatically making the human voice to stand out.

It is also possible to take still image while recording video simultaneously (3.5-megapixel). You can also cut out the favorite scene as a still image from the video in the camera. The image is clear thanks to the rich Progressive recording format and the Intelligent Resolution technology. A host of options enhance the usability and fun of recording high quality full-HD video.

Photos or videos recorded in AVCHD on SD Memory Cards are easy to view on a Panasonic VIERA TV. Simply insert the card into the VIERA Image Viewer (SD Memory Card slot) on VIERA TV or Blu-ray Disc Player/Recorder to playback your contents. Alternatively, you can use an optional mini HDMI cable to output the AVCHD Progressive video from the DMC-FZ150 directly to the TV for VIERA Link.


12-Megapixel High Sensibility MOS Sensor Pursuing Even Higher Level in Resolution, Sensitivity and SpeedThe 12-megapixel MOS sensor and the Venus Engine excel in image processing in both sensitivity and speed. The combination of these powerful components results in the S/N ratio improvement by 3.9dB (ISO 100) to 4.7dB (ISO1600) compared with the predecessor DMC-FZ100. Newly developed Multi-process Noise Reduction applies optimum noise reduction according to the brightness of the part of the picture. Both high frequency noise that occurs in the dark part and low frequency noise in the light part are suppressed even they happen in a picture. As a result, Images recorded in low-lit situations are now dramatically clear.

The Venus Engine has quad-circuit system to for processing large amount of progressive full HD data at high speed. Not only 1,920 x 1,080 60p(NTSC) smooth full-HD video recording, but also super fast consecutive shots at 12 fps (without auto focusing) and 5.5 fps(with auto focusing) in full resolution. It is also compatible with recording high speed video at 220 fps in QVGA. At the same time, the multi-task image-processing engine, the Venus Engine realizes a super-fast response time. The auto focus gains approx. 50% faster speed compared with the DMC-FZ100 achieving Light Speed AF of approx. 0.1 second. The speed in AF Tracking also becomes faster thanks to the improved tracking performance which doubles its sampling frequency.


Intuitive Manual Control and Creative Options including 3D Photo Shooting

The full manual control available with the DMC-FZ150 elevates the operability even higher. The side lever is newly added on the left side of lens barrel, which makes it smoother to zoom when concentrating on the shutter operation with the right hand. Focus can also be changed with this lever, which is convenient in video recording.

You can enjoy creative shooting expressing their intention not only in photo but also in video, utilizing a host of options including the Creative Control and the Photo Style.

The conventional My Color mode is renewed for Creative Control with a selection of artistic effect modes; Expressive, Retro, High Key, Sepia, High Dynamic, Miniature Effect, Film Grain and Pin Hole. Now it is possible to adjust exposure compensation in the Creative Control mode. In addition, Photo Style is newly added to the DMC-FZ150 for the expression of finer nuance. It has Standard, Vivid, Natural, Monochrome, Scenery, Portrait presets while enabling finer adjustment of contrast, sharpness, saturation and noise reduction by each. It is possible to fully customize those settings to make user's own color effect manually in Custom mode. These two modes Creative Control and Photo Style let users at any level of skill enjoy giving photographers' intention to make photos or videos even more impressive.

In video recording, the DMC-FZ150 goes further than simply recording HD videos. Apart from the video recording capability of conventional digital compact cameras, the DMC-FZ150 also features a Creative Video mode, which lets the user set the shutter speed and aperture manually to make even more impressive videos. Changing the shutter speed brings special effects to videos, which is especially suitable for shooting fast-moving subject. The ability to control the aperture is convenient when there are several subjects at different distances and it is desired to have each of them stand out.

For more advanced creative freedom, the DMC-FZ150 is equipped with a hot shoe allowing attachment of various accessories including an optional stereo microphone (DMW-MS1) or an optional external flash (DMW-FL220 / FL360 / FL500). The DMC-FZ150 is also compatible with an optional remote shutter (DMW-RSL1) for advanced expression in photography.

The newly added 3D Photo mode* produces a 3D image in the camera. Take 20 panning shots and the camera automatically selects two most suitable images - one for the right eye and one for the left eye - to synthesize a 3D composite. The 3D image can be viewed on VIERA HDTV. The format of 3D image is compatible with MPO which can be played back on other MPO-compatible equipment such as TV, Digital Photo Frame or Printing.

*The picture size is fixed to 2M (16:9)


The Evolving iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode Makes Every Photo and Video More Beautiful

Panasonic incorporated the Intelligent Auto mode in pursuit of the ultimate ease of operation and the reduction of misshots. In the iA mode, the camera does all the work, leaving you free to compose shots and capture moments.

With the DMC-FZ150, the Motion Deblur mode* is incorporated to prevent blur even more powerfully. Plus, the Intelligent Handheld Nightshot mode is newly added. It generates a beautiful night scenery with illumination by multiply layering the images shot consecutively. Bright glamorous night scenery can be recorded without using a tripod.

The Face Recognition function remembers registered faces to give an appropriate AF/AE on the people while removing the unwanted red-eye. The Intelligent Scene Selector automatically selects whichever of 6 Scene modes - Macro, Portrait, Scenery, Night Portrait, Night Scenery and Sunset - that best suit the shooting situation.

Once you enter the iA mode, these functions happen automatically together with other powerful shooting-assist functions - AF Tracking, Intelligent ISO Control and Intelligent D-range Control - so you can shoot without the bother of adjusting settings every time conditions change. You can enjoy easy, trouble-free shooting in any situation and get the satisfaction that comes with capturing clear, beautiful images.

*The picture size may be reduced.


Friendliness with PCs and Other Portable Electronic Devices for Sharing Excitement

For higher compatibility with PC, the DMC-FZ150 is capable of recording video in MP4 format in addition to the AVCHD. It is possible to directly play back the video recorded in MP4 on PC or other portable electronic devices without extra conversion. Resolution can be selected among 1,920 x 1,080 (20Mbps), 1,280 x 720 (10Mbps), 640 x 480 (4Mbps), all at 30p (NTSC).

The DMC-FZ150 also features a new way of communication LUMIX Image Uploader by sharing photos or videos taken by users. All you have to do is checkmark the photos you want to share and connect the camera to a PC. Uploading starts just by following the guidance. You can add comment and let your friends know the update of your album via e-mail consequently. Facebook can be used for photos and YouTube for videos. Users can join these social networking services without installation of special software. It is easy to share photos and videos on the spot, which means that your friends do not have to wait for you to come back home.

* Leica is a registered trademark of Leica Microsystems IR GmbH.
* The LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT lenses are manufactured using measurement instruments and quality assurance systems that have been certified by Leica Camera AG based on the company's quality standards.
* The "AVCHD Progressive" is a high definition (HD) digital video recording / playback format jointly established by Panasonic Corporation and Sony Corporation.
* Dolby and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
* HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.
* Facebook and the Facebook logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Facebook, Inc.
* YouTube is a trademark of Google Inc.
* All other company and product names are trademarks of their respective corporations.
* This unit is compatible with both SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Cards. You can only use SDHC Memory Cards on devices that are compatible with them. You cannot use SDHC Memory Cards on devices that are only compatible with SD Memory Cards. (When using an SDHC Memory Card on another device, be sure to read the operating instructions for that device.)
* Some accessories are not available in some countries.
* The use of recorded or printed materials that are protected by copyright for any purpose other than personal enjoyment is prohibited, as it would infringe upon the rights of the copyright holder.
* Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.

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    • Dimensions (W x H x D)
    • Weight
    • Camera Effective Pixels
    • Sensor Size / Total Pixels / Filter
    • Aperture
    • Optical Zoom
    • Focal Length
    • Extra Optical Zoom (EZ)
    • Intelligent Zoom
    • Lens
    • 2- Speed Zoom
    • Optical Image Stabilizer
    • Digital Zoom
    • Focusing Area
    • AF Assist Lamp
    • Focus
    • AF Metering
    • Shutter Speed
    • Viewfinder
    • File Format
    • Mode Dial / Mode Button
    • Still Image Scene Mode
    • Continuous Shooting Mode
    • Motion Picture Recording (*2) HD Video
    • Motion Picture Recording (*2) STD Video
    • Motion Picture Recording (*2) High Speed Video
    • Continuous recordable time(motion pictures)
    • Actual recordable time(motion pictures)
    • Exposure
    • Exposure Compensation
    • Auto (AE) Bracketing
    • Light Metering
    • ISO Sensitivity
    • Still Picture Recording 1:1
    • Still Picture Recording 4:3
    • Still Picture Recording 3:2
    • Still Picture Recording 16:9
    • Image Quality
    • White Balance
    • Photo Style / Film Mode
    • Color mode / Color Effect / My Color
    • Digital Red Eye Correction (Red- Eye Removal)
    • Optical Zoom in Motion Picture
    • Self Timer
    • Playback Mode
    • Thumbnails / Zoomed Playback
    • Calendar Display / Dual- Image Playback
    • Set Favorites / Rotate Image
    • Show Histogram
    • Show Highlights
    • DPOF Print Setting / Set Protection
    • Resize / Cropping / Aspect Conv. / Leveling
    • Copy / Title Edit / Text Stamp
    • Cut Animation
    • Video Divide
    • PictBridge Support
    • OSD Language
    • LCD Monitor
    • Built- in- Flash
    • Recording Media
    • Built- in- Memory
    • Microphone / Speaker
    • Interface
    • Power
    • Battery life (approx.)
    • Included Software
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Reviews

DMC-FZ150K is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 7.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from "Camera" Received this Camera as a gift from wedding. Took along on Honeymon-Hawai trip. The camera took outstanding pictures. Great camera and many features that make the camera work for itself and keep owner very happy.....
Date published: 2012-08-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not that good Dispite this camera has been promoted as THE BEST it is not. The consumer service to answer a question about the "funny" size of the RAW files is absolutely USELESS. What kind of camera produces RAW files at the size it wants. Generating 4 different of RAW files size for the same original JPEG file. Range of aperture and speed too small. A lot of features for dummies photographer but some BIG mistake on the engineering (put a tripod plate and you can not access the card or the battery...)
Date published: 2012-06-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice camera This is a great little walk around camera. I does not weight much and it takes great pictures. The lens is extraordinary. I have problems replaying the videos; it is very complicated. And, the biggy is that although this camera takes pictures in the Raw format, this format is not read well by Adobe Photoshop or other editing programs. So, in this sense, the camera is not perfect but it is very nice.
Date published: 2012-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One great camera I have been using this camera for a short while, but I am simply amazed at the quality of shots using the digital zoom out to 50x or so. Maximum optical zoom is 24x, but the 32x intelligent zoom feature really makes this a 32x camera. HD videos are incredible. I like the fact that you can screw on filters and lenses. The documentation is really not very good for such a great camera which has so many features and capabilities.
Date published: 2012-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Buy I am a DSLR owner( I won't say what brand),and the FZ150 has almost all the features of the big boys,I was really surprise to see the histogram,the intelligent auto works great,as does eveything else.I was looking the get a second DSLR for video,but those only takes clips about 12 to 15 mins long.the FZ150 can go for as long as memory or battery last,and not to forget,a jack that works double duty,for a remote or a external mic
Date published: 2012-02-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very happy so far After the usual searches of the usual sources for info/recommendations on the usual brands, I ended up with something entirely different. Just happened across a review of the Lumix and was hooked. I haven't tried everything yet, but I mostly like what I have tried so far. The first thing I noticed on the camera was a real on/off switch, NOT a button! Love that. Then I noticed the lens was threaded for filters, just like a "real" camera. Nice thing is, it's 52mm, which is the filter size of my old 35mm camera, so I had a UV filter ready to be used. I like the view finder, I sometimes prefer to use same, and it's optically compensated. The digital display is large and clear and can be swiveled in various directions, making it easy to get those not-head-on shots. And when it's not being used, it can be flipped around so it's protected in transit. It can shoot RAW format which, while I rarely need it, is definitely nice to have for certain photos. Ditto for its 3D ability. It has all sorts of high-speed options and you can choose how long (or not at all) you want an image to display after you take the shot. I've found only a few annoyances so far. The big one is the (now standard) lack of a real manual. Hard to believe, Panasonic, but not everyone has a computer! And no computer is as handy to carry in my pocket as a manual would be. The other annoying thing is there's no play-only setting to look at your photos. In other words, you must power up the camera in record mode, have the lens extend and then press a button to switch to play mode. This extra in and out wastes battery power. Minor annoyances are interface related. The camera comes with a USB cable but it's too short to be very practical. And, while it has HDMI capability, the camera does not include a cable for same. I'll try to post a follow-up after I've used the camera for a while. I expect I'll be quite happy with it.
Date published: 2011-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from
Date published: 2011-11-29
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  • How do I install firmware in my camera using an SD card?
    Digital Still Camera Firmware Update Guide.

    1) Preparation before attempting the update.

    A. Make sure the camera's battery is completely charged. If the battery is not completely charged the firmware update will not begin. Format the SD memory card in the camera, then take a couple of pictures.
    B. Turn off the camera.

    2) Copying the Firmware to your memory card.
    A. Download the latest firmware update for your model by clicking on the "Download Ver. X.X " link to a location on your computer (we recommend the "Desktop").
    B. If your computer has a media reader, please insert your formatted SD Card from your camera.
    C. Open the zipped firmware file that you downloaded to the desktop.

    D. For"PC" users, locate your SD Card by clicking on, or opening the"My Computer" or"Computer" on your desktop or your"Start" menu. For"Mac" users, can use"Finder" if the drive does not mount to your desktop.

    E."Drag" to Copy and Paste" the .bin file from the opened folder to the drive with the SD Card showing in your"My Computer" window for"PC" users and"Finder" or"Drive" in Macs. This will copy the file to the card.

    F. If you choose to leave the SD Card in your camera, connect the camera to the PC with the USB cable. Turn the camera on and set it to"Playback" mode. Then select"PC" on the LCD screen. Drag the .bin file from the opened folder to the device that either says Panasonic or mass storage to complete the transfer.

    G."SDXC cards, 32GB or larger, require special card readers. Depending on your PC, and the age of its operating system, you may not be able to directly write to such large cards. If your PC asks you to format the card, DO NOT, this is one indication that your system is not compatible with the newer larger memory cards. In this case a smaller card, 16GB or smaller should be used.

    3) Updating the camera's firmware.

    A. Turn the Camera off, insert the SD Card if you copied the firmware to the card while inserted into the computer.

    B. Turn the Camera power on and press the"Playback" button. The camera's LCD screen should now be showing a screen asking if you desire to"Update" the firmware. Highlight"Yes" and press the"Menu/Set" button.

    C. When the Camera has completed the firmware update it will turn itself off and then back on.

    D. This completes the update process.

    4) Confirming the update.

    A. Turn the camera's power back on.

    B. Set to"Playback" Mode.

    C. Choose the"Setup" menu.

    D. Select Version Disp.
    Digital Still Camera Firmware Update Guide.

    1) Preparation before attempting the update.

    A. Make sure the camera's battery is completely charged. If the battery is not completely charged the firmware update will not begin. Format the SD memory card in the camera, then take a couple of pictures.
    B. Turn off the camera.

    2) Copying the Firmware to your memory card.
    A. Download the latest firmware update for your model by clicking on the "Download Ver. X.X " link to a location on your computer (we recommend the "Desktop").
    B. If your computer has a media reader, please insert your formatted SD Card from your camera.
    C. Open the zipped firmware file that you downloaded to the desktop.

    D. For"PC" users, locate your SD Card by clicking on, or opening the"My Computer" or"Computer" on your desktop or your"Start" menu. For"Mac" users, can use"Finder" if the drive does not mount to your desktop.

    E."Drag" to Copy and Paste" the .bin file from the opened folder to the drive with the SD Card showing in your"My Computer" window for"PC" users and"Finder" or"Drive" in Macs. This will copy the file to the card.

    F. If you choose to leave the SD Card in your camera, connect the camera to the PC with the USB cable. Turn the camera on and set it to"Playback" mode. Then select"PC" on the LCD screen. Drag the .bin file from the opened folder to the device that either says Panasonic or mass storage to complete the transfer.

    G."SDXC cards, 32GB or larger, require special card readers. Depending on your PC, and the age of its operating system, you may not be able to directly write to such large cards. If your PC asks you to format the card, DO NOT, this is one indication that your system is not compatible with the newer larger memory cards. In this case a smaller card, 16GB or smaller should be used.

    3) Updating the camera's firmware.

    A. Turn the Camera off, insert the SD Card if you copied the firmware to the card while inserted into the computer.

    B. Turn the Camera power on and press the"Playback" button. The camera's LCD screen should now be showing a screen asking if you desire to"Update" the firmware. Highlight"Yes" and press the"Menu/Set" button.

    C. When the Camera has completed the firmware update it will turn itself off and then back on.

    D. This completes the update process.

    4) Confirming the update.

    A. Turn the camera's power back on.

    B. Set to"Playback" Mode.

    C. Choose the"Setup" menu.

    D. Select Version Disp.


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  • For some reason I am not able to transfer the MPO files (3D format) from my camera to my pc using the supplied PhotofunStudio software. My JPEG and RAW images transfer without issue.
    To resize your photos, perform the following steps.
    1. Open "PHOTOfunSTUDIO" program.
    2. After program opens click on the "Edit" icon at the top.
    3. Select "Resize" in the drop down menu.
    4. Click on select all. That will place a check mark in all boxes.
    5. Click on the "Next" button.
    6. Use the "Up/Down" arrows to the left in the to "Expansion/Reduction ratio" section to adjust how much you want to enlarge or reduce the picture(s).
    7. Click on the "Execute" button to continue.
    8. Click on the "Yes" button to begin the resize.
    9. Please wait for the process to complete.
    10. Click the "OK" button to continue.

    Click here for Help & Tutorials



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  • What size SD Card can I use in my camera?
    Cameras with a manufacturing date of 2006 or before can only use Standard SD Cards (2GB Max).  Models manufactured from 2007 to 2009 can only use Standard SD Cards and SDHC Cards (32GB Max).  Cameras manufactured 2010 and later are also compatible to the SDXC memory card format. While your camera?s owner?s manual may state a maximum size, that size was the largest that was available when your camera was manufactured. Any currently available SDXC card, which will eventually increase to maximum of 2 TB is compatible. As the maximum size increases, to 2 TB, we do not anticipate any need for firmware updates. 

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  • Why is the Flash option grayed out and the flash will not operate?
    When the electronic shutter is enabled or when the camera is placed in the "silent mode" the flash option is disabled (grayed out). You will need to turn off the "Silent" mode, depending on the camera model, select either "Camera Setup" or "Custom" in the menu.

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  • What should I do to correct a "System Error Zoom", "System Error Lens", or "System Error Focus" message on my camera?
    We recommend you try removing the battery from the unit for approximately 60 seconds and reinstall the battery. If you still receive the "System Error *****" message you will want to consider having the camera serviced.

    For repairs and exchanges:

    Ship your product to:

    Panasonic Factory Service Center
    4900 George McVay Drive
    Suite B; Door-12
    McAllen, TX 78503

    Please include your name, address, telephone number, email address, copy of your purchase receipt (for warranty service), and a description of what is wrong with the unit. Freight collect shipments will not be accepted.

    Panasonic is not responsible for damage that occurs in transit. All contents should be packaged for safe travel to the service center. Customer should use a reputable small package shipping company that is able to provide a package tracking number and insurance (if customer should so desire to insure their package).

    Units that are abused, damaged, infested with insects, have corrosion, etc. will be placed out-of-warranty.

    Once your unit arrives at the facility, you may contact us for status at:

    Email: panacare@us.panasonic.com

    Note: Please reference your Service Job number when contacting. You will be contacted if there is any cost you are responsible for.


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  • How do I turn off the "Flash" function?
    On most models, press the button just above "menu". It is labeled with a "lightening bolt". Pressing it will offer several options related to the flash operation.

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