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LUMIX® LX5 10.1 Megapixel Digital Camera

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DMC-LX5
Features
  • F2.0 Leica DC Summicron Lens
  • 1/1.63" High Sensitivity 10 megapixel CCD with evolved sensor technology
  • HD Movie Recording - AVCHD Lite
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Features

Introduction

Would you like to take better photographs than you ever have before - images that you will be proud to share with family and friends? To record important moments in your life with high quality photos is now possible with the Lumix DMC-LX5. You will find that there is plenty to love about this camera, whether you're new to the Panasonic LUMIX line or are looking to upgrade from an older LUMIX model.

The highly anticipated Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LX5 is a dramatic improvement over its predecessor, the DMC-LX3. This new model has a fully redesigned lens, CCD and image processing engine. Following in the LUMIX tradition, the LX5 delivers amazing picture quality, advanced technology, greater creative control over photos and video, and ease of use in a stylish, compact package.

With a reworked, super bright F2.0 ultra wide-angle 24mm LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMICRON lens, the LX5 delivers incredible, true-to-life images with minimal distortion, excellent resolution and stunning detail. The 24mm wide angle provides an exceptionally large viewing space for a compact camera, and with an optical zoom that extends to 3.8x, the DMC-LX5 is even more versatile.

Technology

Venus Engine:

The Venus Engine image processor is newly developed for the DMC-LX5 and has been equipped with even greater speed and performance. Recording gorgeous photos and HD videos with impressive signal processing quality has never been easier. The triple CPUs in the Venus significantly improve the image processing speed while delivering exceptional noise reduction.

The Venus Engine also supports image and sound output via HDMI and is highly energy efficient, which allows for longer AVCHD Lite movie recording.

Super Bright f/2.0 Leica DC Vario-Summicron Lens:

The LX5's new f/2.0 24mm ultra wide-angle Leica DC Vario-Summicron lens provides even higher resolution than in previous versions. This super bright lens has been redesigned to support an extended optical zoom, from 2.5x on the LX3 to 3.8x on the LX5, lending even more versatility to long-range shots. The brighter f/2.0 lens has a higher shutter speed, which creates incredibly sharp, blur-free images, even in low light conditions.

The LEICA lens has 10 elements in nine different groups and three aspherical lenses with five aspherical surfaces. The result is minimal distortion, ultra-high resolution, and fewer instances of chromatic abnormalities, ghosting and flaring. Images are reproduced in beautiful detail and are of the highest quality.

24mm Ultra Wide-angle Lens:

A 24mm ultra wide-angle lens is rare on a compact digital camera, but the LX5 has one. This provides a much wider range of shooting possibilities. Because the Leica DC Vario-Summicron lens minimizes distortion at the wide end, images always have exceptional true-to-life detail with outstanding resolution. The viewing space is approximately 213% larger than that of a traditional 35mm camera and approximately 136% larger than that of a 28mm wide-angle lens.

1/1.63-inch 10.1-megapixel High Sensitivity CCD:

The DMC-LX3, predecessor to the LX5, adopted a 1/1.63-inch CCD with 10.1-megapixel recording; this provided unprecedented image quality for a compact camera, which necessitated the establishment of a new premium compact category in the digital camera market. For the DMC-LX5, Panasonic has redesigned the 1/1.63-inch 10.1-megapixel CCD to achieve even greater expansion of dynamic range, increasing sensitivity by more than 31% and saturation by approximately 38%.

The new CCD offers high resolution images with virtually no noise (even in high sensitivity recording) and thanks to the increased dynamic range, beautifully reproduced gradation in high contrast shooting situations. Combined with the brightness of the lens, minimum illumination of the LX5 can go as low as 3 lux when recording video, with a maximum ISO setting of 12800, which makes it easy to shoot great pictures in very low light.

Intelligent Resolution Technology:

The Venus Engine incorporates Intelligent Resolution advanced image processing technology, which automatically defines outlines, detailed textures and soft gradation in every shot. Signal processes are optimized individually across each area; this gives each picture uniform sharpness enhancement and more effective pixel by pixel signal processing. The resulting images appear naturally crisp and detailed, in both still and video recording.

5.0x Intelligent Zoom / 6.7x Extra Optical Zoom:

Intelligent Zoom is now available on the LX5 thanks to the newly incorporated Intelligent Resolution technology. Intelligent Zoom extends the zoom ratio by about 1.3x while maintaining excellent image quality. The combined digital zoom effectively extends the zoom ratio even further, from 3.8x to 5.0x equivalent.

And with the Extra Optical Zoom feature, zoom power is pushed to 6.7x, helping to make those distant subjects appear even closer.

3.0-inch 460,000-dot High-resolution LCD:

The LX5 has been outfitted with a generous 3.0-inch Intelligent LCD with 460,000-dot super high resolution and a wide viewing angle. The High Color Rendering Index LED backlight produces vivid color that's always true to life. The large screen makes it possible to see fine details and to easily check focus before capturing a shot. The screen also provides a substantial playback viewer, so that a user and friends can enjoy both still and motion picture review right on the camera.

The Intelligent LCD technology automatically adjusts picture brightness in 11 steps and according to specific shooting conditions. At the highest level, the LCD backlight is approximately 1.4 times brighter than normal. The screen has also been coated with a special anti-reflective layer that cuts glare and enables clear, high visibility in any lighting situation, even bright sunlight.

Functionality

Power Optical Image Stabilizer (O.I.S.):

We've all experienced the disappointment of taking what we think is a great photograph, only to find that because of insufficient lighting or a last-second jostling we are left with a blurred image. Panasonic has worked to eliminate those low-frequency vibrations caused by shaky hands or the use of slow shutter speeds in dim lighting, with the POWER O.I.S. With almost double the movement correction capability of conventional MEGA O.I.S., you will get bright, clear photos without a trace of blur. So go ahead, take those breathtaking nighttime photos or let the kids try their hand at capturing some family memories. You're sure to end up with pictures you can be proud of.

Intelligent Auto Mode:

In Panasonic's Intelligent Auto (iA) Mode, you never have to worry about manually adjusting settings to compensate for scenery, lighting, color or exposure. The LX5 does it all for you. Automated detection and correction functions go to work immediately, ensuring you secure beautiful photos and videos with minimal effort. This is a great feature for those of you who are new to photography or who like to capture moments as they happen: just point, aim and shoot and let the camera do the rest! And because Intelligent Resolution is always engaged in iA Mode, your pictures will be clearer and sharper, with higher image quality up to 5x zoom range.

Face Recognition:

Face Recognition technology makes it easier than ever to take amazing portraits of the ones you love. Simply select your favorite faces and store them on the LX5's built-in memory. When you want to take a picture of a registered face, just point and shoot. The camera automatically detects registered faces (even in a crowd) and adjusts focus and exposure to optimal levels, so that your loved ones always look great, no matter how many other people are in the frame. Face Recognition lets you snap brilliant, fully optimized pictures of your child during school events, or of that bride and groom as they make their way down the aisle. Get great shots of the new baby being passed from one embrace to the next, and so much more.

Face Detection:

The LX5 also has Face Detection technology, which picks up faces anywhere in the image frame whether you've registered them or not. Focus and exposure are optimized, and red-eye is automatically corrected right from the camera, so that portraits always look incredible. Perfect for those fun group shots, party photos, sporting events or vacation memories, Face Detection makes it quick and easy to compose beautiful images of your favorite people.

Subject Detection:

Ever struggled to snap a picture of a child playing on the beach or a beloved pet running around at the park? With Subject Detection, the DMC-LX5 automatically locks on and tracks subjects continuously, maintaining proper exposure and focus until you press the shutter. You're free to wait for the perfect photo opportunity, confident that you'll get an incredible picture every time. Panning effectively with a conventional camera was always difficult to learn and shots were often out of focus or blurred. The LX5 technology has cured this problem forever.

Motion Detection:

Take impressive action photos with Intelligent ISO Control and Motion Detection. The LX5 picks up moving subjects and automatically adjusts shutter speed and ISO settings to provide optimal image quality depending on lighting conditions and the subject's movement. With the DMC-LX5 you need never miss another homerun swing, that perfect pirouette or the push to the finish line.

Scene Detection Intelligent Scene Selector:

Another of the LX5's most popular automated functions is the Intelligent Scene Selector. When this feature is activated, the camera senses ambient conditions and chooses the most appropriate scene settings from Scenery; Night Scenery, Portrait, Night Portrait, Macro or Sunset.

Happy Mode:

Capture stunning color images in Happy Mode, which enhances color, saturation and brightness to produce more vibrant scenes. Happy Mode is perfect for vacation photos, birthday parties, nature shots or any other situation where you want to punch up the color for a more vivid effect.

Light Detection Intelligent Exposure:

You don't have to be a professional photographer to get the most out of your LX5. Thanks to Intelligent Exposure, brightness is automatically adjusted to compensate for images that are too dark because of low lighting, flash use or backlighting. You get natural images that look just as they appeared to the naked eye.

Slideshow with Music:

Combine all your favorite photos in a slideshow set to music for a one-of-a-kind experience. These are great for family parties when you can present a slideshow about your vacation, all set to your favorite music tracks. Choose from four pre-loaded music styles including Natural, Slow, Urban and Swing, or use the bundled PHOTOfunSTUDIO 5.0 HD Edition software to create customized slideshows using songs from your iTunes library. You can select cool transition effects, burn slideshows to DVD, upload content to YouTube or use the optional RP-CDHM15/CDHM30 mini HDMI cable to connect your LX5 to any HDTV for slideshow viewing on the big screen.

PictBridge Compatible:

With PictBridge, you can print photos right from your camera to any compatible digital printer so you never have to wait for prints of your favorite pictures. Image size, layout, date and other settings can be adjusted on your LX5, and you have the ability to print multiple copies of a single photo or print just the pictures that you select.

Bundled Software:

The DMC-LX5 comes with PHOTOfunSTUDIO 5.0 HD Edition, an exciting photo editing program that lets you sort and organize both new and old photos; find photos of particular people using Face Recognition, create slideshows with lots of great effects, upload videos to YouTube, piece together 360-degree panoramic files and more. The software is easy to set up, processes your pictures fast, works with many of the automated and intuitive functions on the LX5, and is simple to use. Get more from your photos with this exclusive software bundle from Panasonic.

HD Movie in AVCHD Lite:

Along with Motion images, the LX5 is capable of recording full HD video in AVCHD Lite format. This gives you almost double the recording time of Motion with top-notch HD quality. You also get the added benefit of features like Creative Movie Mode, Film Mode and My Color Mode, which provide even more options for creating photos and videos with your unique personal touch.

Extended Battery Life:

The LX5's Venus Engine uses less energy and processes images more efficiently. This means that the rechargeable lithium-ion battery doesn't have to work so hard, and you get more pictures from every charge. With the DMC-LX5 you can take as many as 400 photos on a single battery charge, so leave your charger at home and forget about a dead camera battery. You'll have all the power you need, right when you need it, ensuring you never miss a photographic opportunity.

Summary

Panasonic has elevated the compact digital camera to new heights with the LUMIX DMC-LX5. Packed with advanced technology, useful features, intuitive controls and creative functions that are easy to learn and easy to use, the LX5 is a compact on a whole different level. Whether you're looking for a great basic camera for everyday use or want to upgrade to a compact digital with improved capabilities and creative control, the DMC-LX5 has just what you need.

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Reviews

DMC-LX5 is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 22.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the best cameras in the world I would classify myself as a semiprofessional photographer. In addition to a non photography day job I earn a couple of grand a month as a stringer for local newspapers. My news related photos have also been published in magazines. I don't consider myself an artist but am very adept at pointing a camera in the right direction at the right time and understanding and operating all camera controls. For some strange reason people focus on camera specifications and IQ in tedious studio situations. The number one reason outstanding shots are missed is that the camera was not with you. The number two reason outstanding shots are missed is that you failed to set up the camera properly in time. The number three reason outstanding shots are missed is that the camera failed to focus or the shutter speed was too slow to overcome subject motion. With the exception of some older camera phones IQ and everything else camera reviews focus on is NEVER the reason great photos are missed Panasonic has the quickest and best camera operating interface on the market and at F2.4 one of the fastest lenses on the advanced compact market. Their white balance functions in auto mode flawlessly except under fluorescent lighting which is problematic. There is no lag on any control on the camera and focus is quick for this class of camera. I mostly use a 6 grand DSLR when stringing but only because they have the edge in low light and make me look more serious. Of the pictures I like best when not on the job professionally, the LX5 was used for 90% of them The ONLY reason I don't still own the LX5 is I traded up into an LX7 There are no cons, the LX5 is an outstanding camera and a joy to shoot. Full spread of manual controls. Many artistic controls. Very fast and responsive operation. Logical and quick user interface. Fabulous automatic modes. Fun to operate. Easy to customize.
Date published: 2013-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little camera I am a photo enthusiast and I've used this camera for over a year and am constantly amazed at how well it's built and the quality of the pictures. I was looking for a small portable camera that can take high quality photographs in just about any situation. I mainly use the artistic selections which allows for wonderful color and black and white pictures. I recommend the viewfinder, a lens cap that opens when you turn on the camera and a lens shade. I sometimes shoot in raw with wonderful results. The main problem with the camera is that I'm still learning its features and benefits. I guess that's normal for a sophisticated camera as the LX5.
Date published: 2012-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great, affordable advanced compact camera After researching cameras with features I wanted and seeing some in person, I purchased the LX5 on the salesman's recommendation. I've owned lots of cameras over the years and I couldn't be happier with my new Lumix. It has full manual controls, pop-up flash AND a hot shoe, and lots of cool scene modes. It's lightweight, compact and easy to use, real plusses since I take my camera everywhere. It compares favorably with my previous camera that just died after 6 years and has additional features as well. It also takes great available light pictures - I went to an evening indoor party recently and got nice pictures without using the flash.
Date published: 2012-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Overall, Especially at it's Current Pricing... ...it's STILL by far the best value, best performing, most customizable compact p&s camera w/ the firmware update (which has been available via a d/l since mid-September of 2011 in case your camera's firmware version is the older one) which you can find on Panasonic's website at http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/dsc/download/LX5/index.html
Date published: 2012-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LX5 This is a superb camera, extremely easy to use, fits in your pocket, i am using the LX5 to take HDR images,the controls on the back of the camera, and with 4 custom setting make it easy to do this, I tend to leave my X100 at home, thanks
Date published: 2012-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Point and shoot ever I have had this camera for a year now and it is easily the best camera I have ever owned. I sometimes use it for digiscoping through a Celestron 100 mm Regal HD scope with a home mode PVC adapter. It takes great pictures in raw and other modes. I have taken some amazing macro photos with it.. The Silkypix software for developing the raw pictures is super versatile. I threw away the lens cover and bought the Lumix lens adapter DMW LA6. This allows you to install a optically clear glass filter to cover the lens. I did buy a extra battery and a high end memory card.
Date published: 2011-11-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Outstanding! Images, images, images. This camera just makes beautiful images. I don't even bother with RAW mode. I use Dynamic B&W and Vibrant color modes mostly - and they just look beautiful. I don't mind the lens cap - I don't think they could make the lens this good if it retracted all the way into the body. I rather have the high-quality lens. The cap comes with a little tether that attaches to a strap lug, so I won't lose it. The new 90mm tele length is very nice to have. The only thing I can think of to improve this little gem would be GPS. When I travel, I take so many pictures it's hard to keep track of where they were. I'd love a GPS in the next version - I will buy it!!
Date published: 2011-11-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great, but lost lens cap I like this camera, but lost the lens cap after only 2 weeks. Can't seem to find any replacement. Panasonic should build the lens cap into the next version of this camera and make the lens a little less bulky so that you can slip it in your pocket.
Date published: 2011-10-26
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Support

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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?
    In conjunction with our Panasonic.com web site, our Sales and Marketing team also runs LUMIXLOUNGE.COM This site features work from Panasonic’s Luminary team of professional photographers who have migrated to the Lumx mirrorless cameras. The site also features schedules to live on-line and dealer events as well as convenient links to our latest firmware updates. Additional features to expand the site are already in progress.

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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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  • My camera won't power on. What can I do?
    If you have a second battery, try it to see if you can power on the camera. If you dont have an extra battery and you're sure the battery you have is fully charged then the camera may need to be 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 long should my battery last?
    CIPA figures which range from 300-400 photos (depending on the camera model). CIPA measurement methods use a very controlled method to measure battery life. The procedure takes a specific number of shots at a fixed interval, with a fixed ratio of flash photos. While this method provides a standardized measurement that can be used to compare two cameras, it's far from how the camera is actually used. Life expectancy can be affected by any of the following: If the flash is used, the total number of photos can decrease by 30-40% If the camera has GPS, you can expect up to a 50% reduction in battery life. If the customer has no immediate need for GPS disable the feature in the camera's menu options. While the battery saver feature will turn the LCD panel off after a preset time (and place the camera into sleep mode) the camera still draws some power from the battery. We suggestion, turn the camera after each shot. At social gatherings, try and minimize passing the camera around the table to have others look at the photos. The LCD panel consumes ~30% of the total power.

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  • Why do I have spots on some of my photos?
    Spots can occur due to dust or dirt inside the lens, or when flash is used in a very dusty environment.

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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 am I unable to view the photos on my camera after I have deleted some files from the SD card using the computer?
    It is not recommended that you delete or modify any photos on your SD memory card using your PC if you plan to move them back to the camera. Doing so can damage the file allocation table and your camera will not be able to read the files. You should immediately copy the remaining photos from your SD card to your PC. After doing so, using your camera, reformat the SD card.

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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.


    Require further assistance?

    Click here to visit the Panasonic Community to search for specific FAQs or tutorials for your product or ask questions directly to Panasonic or other customers.
  • There are vertical/horizontal lines in my LCD screen. What do I do?
    If you have a second battery, try it to see if you can power on the camera. If you dont have an extra battery and you're sure the battery you have is fully charged then the camera may need to be 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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