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LUMIX F2.8 Constant Aperture Camera

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DMC-FZ200K
Features
  • Amazing lens light response with fast F2.8 constant aperture
  • Enjoy Optical Image Stabilization and 24X Leica® lens
  • Never miss a shot with 12 fps high-speed burst shooting
  • Record fast motion and fine detail in Full 1080/60p HD video

Features

The LUMIX FZ200 is Panasonic’s first digital compact camera to offer the incredible advantages of a full range F2.8 aperture across the entire 24x zoom range (35mm camera equivalent: 25-600mm). This is a feature usually reserved for high-end professional lenses, and allows the FZ200 to capture moving subjects clearly with a fast shutter speed, even from a distance. Travel with more zoom than most professional interchangeable lens cameras deliver with renowned LEICA optics. At the heart of this lens is the high-quality LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT optical technology delivering 25mm ultra wide-angle performance. The FZ200 enhances shooting situations from photographing people indoors to shooting architecture or a sweeping landscape outside. Never miss a moment with high-speed burst shooting at 12 fps, and enjoy shooting full HD Video.


Fast F2.8 Aperture Across Entire Zoom Range


World’s First 25-600mm Lens with Full-Range F2.8 Aperture


The DMC-FZ200 features a high-quality LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT 25mm ultra wide-angle lens with a 24x optical zoom (35mm camera equivalent: 25-600mm) that achieves full range F2.8.


The stunningly bright F2.8 aperture at 600mm is a world’s first for a digital compact camera*. You’ll have the ability to capture a moving subject, even in the distance, clearly with a fast shutter speed.

*As of July 18, 2012.

                    DMC-FZ150                                                  DMC-FZ200


Designed with 14 elements in 11 groups, including 3 ED lenses and 5 aspherical lenses with 9 aspherical surfaces, this advanced lens unit allows for an incredibly compact camera body while delivering exceptional optical performance.

To achieve full range F2.8 with a shallow depth of field, high precision correction performance against distortion is required. The DMC-FZ200 integrates 5 aspherical lenses and 3 ED lenses to pass Leica's stringent standards. The accuracy required for the aspherical lens is within 0.1 um, which is managed by the unparalleled mold technology of the Panasonic Yamagata Factory.

Nano Surface Coating


Panasonic's black box technology Nano Surface Coating boasts an extremely low reflectance ratio and allows the DMC-FZ200 to deliver exceptional optical performance with stunning clarity by minimizing flaring and ghosts.


24X Power O.I.S. Leica Optics [600mm]


48x Intelligent Zoom


If the 24x optical zoom is not long enough for your photographic journey, the Intelligent Zoom uses digital zoom technology with minimum deterioration of image quality thanks to the Intelligent Resolution technology. The 24x optical zoom virtually extends to a 48x zoom equivalent.


25mm Ultra Wide-Angle Lens


The 25mm ultra wide-angle lens*has about twice the shooting area as a standard 35mm lens. This enhances most shooting situations, like photographing a group of people at an indoor party or shooting a large structure or sweeping landscape while traveling.

*Converted to standard 35mm camera equivalent, at the wide-end.


POWER O.I.S.


The POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) suppresses vibration and hand-shake that happens when you press the shutter button or when shooting at night with a slow shutter speed. The POWER O.I.S. also works for powerful zoom shots, which are especially susceptible to hand-shake. The Active Mode is effective for video recording.


In-Camera Creative Effects


14 Creative Controls


Panasonic is ready to take the ordinary and make it extraordinary by fueling your creativity with the Creative Control feature (in the recording mode) and the Creative Retouch feature (in the playback mode). These features take simple or complicated scenes and make them easy to capture in a great photo. Simply set the camera to match your scene and it uses sophisticated presets to optimize the camera settings resulting in photos you’ll be proud of.


Photo Styles


You can choose from 6 color types ranging from monochrome to vivid resulting in photos and videos just the way you imagined them. In addition, the contrast, sharpness, saturation, and noise reduction for each mode can be customized in 5 steps and even stored in memory.


Panorama Shot



The Panorama Shot Mode makes it is possible to shoot a 360-degree horizontal/vertical panoramic image with consecutive shots taken by overlaying the previous picture.

White Balance Bracket



The white balance bracket function shoots 3 consecutive photos with slight changes to the white balance setting of each photo in both the horizontal (amber to blue) and vertical (green to magenta) axes.

Intelligent Night Shot


The Intelligent Handheld Night Shot in the iA Mode delivers bright, glamorous night scenery with illumination by layering multiple pictures shot consecutively for one outstanding night photo. Create beautiful night scenes without using a tripod.

The Handheld Night Shot Mode is also available in the Scene Modes.



3D Photo Mode


The 3D Photo Mode produces a 3D image in the camera. The image-processing method used by LUMIX records beautiful images with less distortion or visible image links.


Take 20 panning shots and the camera selects the 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 played back on MPO-compatible equipment such as VIERA HDTVs and digital photo frames, or even printed.

1.3MP Electronic Viewfinder


The newly developed 0.2-inch EVF (Electronic Viewfinder) features 1,312K-dot equivalent high resolution and a 100% field of view. Shoot fast-moving subjects under strong sunlight with an increased frame rate from 30fps to a maximum of 60 fps, and a minimized screen freeze.


3.0-inch Free-Angle LCD



A 3.0-inch 3:2 460K-dot free-angle LCD rotates 180° to the side and tilts 270° up and down. This LCD enables dynamic, artistic framing with high-angle shots and low-angle shots. It's convenient when shooting with a tripod too.

Focus Button



The Focus Button conveniently activates the variable AF area. During MF operation, it changes to a handy One-Shot AF function to provide initial focusing. During Playback, it gives you one-touch zoom playback of subjects in focus.


iA (Intelligent Auto) Plus


In the iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode, the camera does all the work, leaving you free to compose your shot and capture the moment. Simply aim, press, and shoot. The detection and correction functions go to work to give you beautiful photos and videos. In addition, the iA Plus Mode enables you to defocus an area, adjust exposure compensation, and control white balance by simply moving a slider.


Defocus Control


The range of defocus can be adjusted to match your creativity.


Brightness Control


You can adjust the exposure compensation accurately and easily to the level you want.


Color Control


You can adjust the white balance from warm red to cool blue.


Shake Detection


When gyro sensors detect hand-shake, the O.I.S. lens shifts to compensate helping prevent blurred images.


Motion Deblur



The Motion Deblur Mode determines the appropriate shutter speed and suppresses motion blur. The shutter speed rises as high as possible activating the high sensitivity recording with a pixel mixed readout method.

Face Recognition



The Face Recognition function remembers faces that have been registered in the camera and provides the faces with optimal focus and exposure.

Face Detection



The Face Detection function detects faces anywhere in the frame and automatically chooses the optimal focus and exposure. The Face Detection also features Digital Red-Eye Correction (Red-Eye Removal) in photo recording.

Subject Detection



Once you focus on your subject, the AF Tracking system automatically and continuously tracks it and keeps it in focus with proper exposure.

Scene Detection



The Intelligent Scene Selector senses the ambient conditions and automatically selects one of these Scene Modes: Photo (Scenery, Portrait, Macro, Night Portrait, Night Scenery or Sunset Mode), Video (Scenery, Portrait, Macro or Low Light Mode).

Light Detection



The Intelligent D-range Control offers natural looking images by optimizing the exposure for each part of an image, preventing blocked shadows and blown highlights, and helping ensure that gradation and details are reproduced beautifully including the blue color in the sky.

Intelligent HDR (High Dynamic Range)



You will be delighted by the creative possibilities that Intelligent HDR (High Dynamic Range) delivers. Shoot several still pictures consecutively at different exposure levels that are then overlaid to produce a single composite picture without whiteout (over-exposure) or blackout (under-exposure). The results are stunning.

1-cm Macro



Ideal for taking dynamic, intricate close-ups of flowers and insects, the 1-cm Macro feature is also great for photographing artwork and crafts with spectacular detail and rich colors.

Built-in Flash



Select the flash synchronization you want from 1st Curtain Sync. or 2nd Curtain Sync. Helping you capture nightscapes with a natural flow of light. You can also adjust the intensity of light with a range of ±EV 2 in 1/3 EV steps.

Custom Mode



Custom Mode 1 gives you the power to program a series of settings you use often, while Custom Mode 2 lets you register patterns for up to 3 additional settings.

Quick Menu



Using the Q.MENU button, frequently used functions can be quickly retrieved.

12 fps Burst Rate


Approximately 0.95 sec Quick Start-Up Time


The DMC-FZ200 boasts a quick start-up time of approximately 0.95 sec. Together with Light Speed AF, the DMC-FZ200 helps you to never miss a moment.


Light Speed AF


Light Speed AF helps catch even the most fleeting photo opportunities. You can quickly focus on moving subjects such as sports, animals or kids.

12 fps with 12.1-megapixel Full Resolution


The 12.1-megapixel MOS sensor lets the DMC-FZ200 shoot 12 fps in full resolution with a mechanical shutter. You can even take a series of shots, choose the ones you like the best, and delete the rest.


Intelligent Burst Mode


When photographing a fast moving subject, but you’re not sure how to set the camera, Intelligent Burst Shooting will automatically set the frame rate of burst shooting according to the subject's movement making it easy for you to achieve gorgeous photos.

*1 The focus is fixed to the first picture.
*2 The focus, exposure and white balance are fixed to the first picture.
*3 The number of burst recording pictures is limited by the picture-taking conditions and the type and/or status of the card used.


AF Tracking



Once you focus on your subject, the AF Tracking automatically follows it until you press the shutter. When you're taking images of an active subject, like children or pets, this function eliminates the need to press the shutter button halfway down repeatedly to readjust the focus.


12.1-megapixel MOS Sensor



The new 12.1-megapixel High Sensitivity MOS sensor boasts an excellent S/N ratio resulting in super clear images with less noise even in high sensitivity recording. Together with the high performance image processing LSI Venus Engine, it elevates the response, sensitivity and image quality to an even higher level.

Intelligent Noise Reduction System


The excellent S/N (Signal to Noise) ratio of the MOS sensor combined with the Intelligent Noise Reduction system in the Venus Engine delivers photos and videos from low to high sensitivity with outstanding clearness.

Intelligent HDR



You will be delighted by the creative possibilities that Intelligent HDR (High Dynamic Range) in the iA Mode delivers. Shoot several still pictures consecutively at different exposure levels that are then overlaid to produce a single composite picture without whiteout (over-exposure) or blackout (under-exposure). The results are stunning. The HDR Mode is also available in the Scene Modes.


Full 1080/60p HD Video


60p Full HD Video Recording


The DMC-FZ200 records high-resolution full-HD 1,920 x 1,080 videos in AVCHD Progressive (MPEG-4 / H.264) format. Featuring 60p (NTSC) full HD recording capability, subjects with fast motion or fine details are reproduced clearly.


Twice the Information of Interlace Recording


1080/60p / 1080/50p (progressive) conveys about twice the information of 1080i (interlace) recording. It creates intricate detail and silky smooth motion even when subjects move quickly. Afterimages are minimized creating more natural looking images.

Progressive Scanning


This feature reproduces all image data in a single picture.


24x Optical Zoom during video recording


The 24x optical zoom brings you closer to the action, from people and animals, to dynamic sports scenes. The side lever makes it smoother to zoom, and focus can also be changed with this lever making it convenient for video recording.


Motion Picture Button


Video recording can be easily started with the press of the Motion Picture Button making it convenient for switching between photo and video shooting instantly.


MP4 Format Recording


If you want to edit your videos on a computer or upload them to a website, the DMC-FZ200 can record full HD 1,920 x 1,080 30p (NTSC) videos in MP4 format.


Power O.I.S. with Active Mode


The Active Mode effectively suppresses blur in video recordings especially at wide-angle settings while walking or playing with children or moving subjects.




Stereo Microphone


Panasonic has incorporated a stereo zoom microphone resulting in videos with the high-quality stereo sound of Dolby® Digital. This delivers realistic sound to your videos. Mechanical noise caused by the camera’s zooming operation is suppressed to improve the clearness.


• Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. Dolby and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.

Auto Wind Cut


The Auto Wind Cut function blocks out most noise from background wind making the voices you are recording stand out.

HD High-Speed Video


The DMC-FZ200 records high-speed videos at 120 fps (NTSC / HD)*or 240 fps (NTSC / VGA)*in MP4 format. This allows you to capture scenes that can't be seen with the naked eye, and play them back in dramatically slow motion.

*The recording format is 30p (NTSC).
*The video is optimized for web view by file conversion.

Creative Controls and Photo Style



The Creative Control feature for video matches the colors to your subject and surroundings. In Miniature Effect Mode, the video you record is played back 10x faster making it more comical and fun to watch*.

*Sound will not be recorded with Miniature Effect in Creative Control Mode and approximately 1/10 of the time period is recorded. (If you record for 10 minutes, the resulting motion picture recording will be approximately 1 minute long.)

Creative Video Mode


The Creative Video Mode gives you the freedom to adjust the shutter speed and aperture any way you want when shooting videos.


Battery Life


The energy-saving Venus Engine and efficient, rechargeable lithium-ion battery lets you take approximately 540 shots on a single battery charge*.

*Based on the CIPA standard.

Awards

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    DMC-FZ200 Reviewed.com BEST OF YEAR
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    DMC-FZ200 2013 DESIGN & ENGINEERING SHOWCASE HONORS INNOVATION INTERNATIONAL CES
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SpecificationsExpand All

  • Metrics
    • Dimensions (W x H x D)
    • Weight
  • Optics
    • 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
  • Recording
    • File Format
    • Mode Dial / Mode Button
    • Creative Control mode
    • Still Image Scene Mode
    • Motion Picture Recording (*2)
    • AVCHD (Continuous recordable time [motion pictures])
    • MP4 (Continuous recordable time [motion pictures])
    • AVCHD (Actual recordable time [motion pictures])
    • MP4 (Actual recordable time [motion pictures])
    • Exposure
    • Exposure Compensation
    • Auto (AE) Bracketing
    • Light Metering
    • ISO Sensitivity
    • Still Picture Recording
    • Image Quality
    • White Balance
    • Photo Style / Film Mode
    • Color Mode / Color Effect / My color
    • Picture Adjustment
    • Aspect Bracketing
    • Digital Red Eye Correction (Red-Eye Removal)
    • GPS
    • Wi-FI
    • Zoom in Motion Picture
    • Self Timer
  • Playback
    • Playback Mode
    • Thumbnails / Zoomed Playback
    • Calendar Display / Dual-Image Playback
    • Set Favorites / Rotate Image
    • Show Histogram
    • Show Highlights
    • DPOF Print Setting / Set Protection
    • Retouch
    • Resize / Cropping / Aspect Conv. / Leveling
    • Copy / Title Edit / Text Stamp
    • Cut Animation
    • Video Divide
    • PictBridge Support
  • Setup
    • OSD language
  • Others
    • LCD Monitor
    • Built-in-Flash
    • Recording Media
    • Built-in-Memory
    • Microphone / Speaker
    • Interface
    • Power
    • Battery life (approx.)
    • Included Software
    • Standard Accessories
  • Further Specifications
    • NOTE
    • UPC
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Reviews

DMC-FZ200K is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 121.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I use it nearly always on automatic - some of the pictures seem too bright and camera seems to work better in slightly dimmer light situations. Reticulating screen and the screen view are excellent.
Date published: 2016-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great camera at a great price Upgraded from a Lumix FZ150 and the f/2.8 lens is a real plus. Light weight, easy to carry and uses the same battery as my Lumix G5. So it's a very capable backup to the G5 and very useful when I don't want to change lens or carry more gear. The current Panasonic price of $249 is a steal in my book.
Date published: 2015-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value As an amateur I am so impressed with the ease of this camera. I especially like the weight and ease of use.
Date published: 2015-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from purchased instead of a DSLR...great choice! I wanted to buy a camera to substitute my old megazoom, and I picked the FZ200 over some beginners DSLR, and I am very happy with my decision. The camera is light with a good feel in the hand, and has solid build. The swivel LCD screen has been very handy in getting some angled shots, though I'm old-school using the eye viewfinder regularly. As far as pictures, the quality is great, especially in low-light. I highly recommend this camera to anyone who wants a camera that has the ease of a p&s with the features of a DSLR.
Date published: 2015-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Quality Pictures in a Point and Shoot Excellent quality pictures, the extended zoom is an awesome feature, very high quality construction. Pocket cameras and cell phone cameras are handy, but they lack the capabilities of the Lumix FZ-200. It is a great all around camera.
Date published: 2015-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Point and Shot Camera I've owned many cameras from just about all manufactures and this camera is by far my favorite. Set it on auto and start shooting great pictures. I have shot several thousands of photos and movies with this camera and have yet to get a bad one. Having the light gathering on full telephoto is amazing. There is only one improvement I would like to see and that is the speed of the auto focus when going into the zoom range. Sometimes it takes a couple of seconds. I can live with that for all the other benefits of the camera. You still have all the manual operations you can do but don't waste your time. Auto will produce everything you want except for special effects photos. Great camera at a great price.
Date published: 2015-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from FZ200 - great all in one camera I bought the FZ200 to replace my FZ150, primarily to get the f2.8 lens, but many other features made it worthwhile. One of my frustrations has been trying to take photos of things in nature, like spiderwebs, that just never focus automatically. The FZ200's manual focus function is much nicer than was on the FZ150, making those photos much easier. I've also enjoyed the larger zoom that it has. Overall, this is a great camera to take traveling or on walks - not very heavy and no bag of lenses are necessary. My wife has had no trouble using it for photos of her knitting, which is also great.
Date published: 2015-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from DMC-FZ200 Bought this to replace my FZ35, This camera is fantastic, A major upgrade over the FZ35. The lens is awesome, better than anything in this camera class.
Date published: 2015-11-19
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  • I am a professional photographer who is seriously considering switching to the Lumix mirrorless cameras. Does Panasonic have, or can you suggest, a web site that demonstrates how professional photographers are successfully using the Lumix professional cameras?
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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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