LUMIX® FZ60 16 Megapixel Digital Camera
- Leica Wide Angle 24X Optical Zoom (25mm-600mm)
- 16 Megapixel MOS Sensor
- 3” LCD Display
- Auto Retouch Feature
- Replacement Accessories
- Batteries, Chargers + Adapters
Hoods + Caps
- Cases, Bags + Straps
- Dimensions (W x H x D) 120.3 x 80.8 x 91.9 mm / (4.74 x 3.18 x 3.62 inch)
- Weight Approx. 449g without Battery and SD Memory Card (0.99lb) / Approx. 493g with Battery and SD Memory Card (1.09lb)
- Camera Effective Pixels 16.1 Megapixels
- Sensor Size / Total Pixels / Filter 1/2.33-inch High Sensitivity MOS Sensor / 17.5 Total Megapixels / Primary Color Filter
ApertureF2.8 - 5.2 / Multistage Iris Diaphragm (F2.8 - 8 (W) / F5.2 - 8 (T))
Focal Lengthf=4.5 - 108mm (25 - 600mm in 35mm equiv.) / (28 - 672mm in 35mm equiv. in video recording)
- Extra Optical Zoom (EZ) 30.3x (4:3 / 10M), 43.2x (4:3 / 5M), 54.0x (4:3 / under 3M)
- Intelligent Zoom 48x
- Lens LEICA DC VARIO- ELMARIT / 14 elements in 10 groups / (2 Aspherical Lenses / 3 Aspherical Surfaces / 3 ED Lenses / 1 Nano Surface Coating Lens)
- 2-Speed Zoom Yes
Optical Image StabilizerPower O.I.S. (On with Active Mode(only for Video) / Off)
Digital ZoomMax. 4x
- Focusing Area Normal: Wide 30 cm - infinity / Tele 200 cm - infinity / AF Macro / MF / Intelligent AUTO/ motion picture: Wide 1 cm - infinity / Tele 100cm - infinity
AF Assist LampYes (On/Off )
- Focus Normal / AF Macro / Macro Zoom / MF / Quick AF On/Off(On in Intelligent Auto), Continuous AF(only for motion picture), / AF/AE Lock Button, Manual Focus, One Shot AF, AF Area Select, AF Tracking
- AF Metering Face / AF Tracking / 23-area / 1-area (flexible/scalable)
- Shutter Speed Still Image : approx. 4 - 1/2000 sec / Motion picture : approx. 1/30 - 1/20000 sec / (Creative Video Mode : approx. 1/8 - 1/20,000 sec)
Viewfinder0.20" Color EVF (202K Pixels equiv.), Field of View : approx. 100%, Lens 19.6x
- File Format Still Image: JPEG(DCF/Exif2.3), MPO / Motion picture: AVCHD, MP4
- Mode Dial / Mode Button Intelligent Auto, P, A, S, M, Creative Video, C1, C2, SCN, Creative Control
- Creative Control mode Expressive, Retro, High Key, Low Key, Sepia, Dynamic Monochrome, Impressive Art, High Dynamic, Cross Process, Toy Effect, Miniature Effect, Soft Focus, Star Filter, One Point Color
- Still Image Scene Mode Portrait, Soft Skin, Scenery, Panorama Shot, Sports, Panning, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, / Handheld Night Shot, HDR, Food, Baby1, Baby2, Pet, Sunset, High Sensitivity, Glass Through, 3D Photo
- Continuous Shooting Mode Full- Resolution Image: 10 frames/sec Max. 3 images / with AF Tracking: 5 frames/sec, 2 frames/sec
- Motion Picture Recording (*2) [HD Video] / 1920 x 1080 pixels, 60i (FSH: 17Mbps / AVCHD) (Sensor Output is 30fps) / 1280 x 720 pixels, 60p (SH: 17Mbps / AVCHD) (Sensor Output is 30fps) / 1920 x 1080 pixels, 30 fps (FHD: 20Mbps / MP4) (Sensor Output is 30fps) / 1280 x 720 pixels, 30 fps (HD: 10Mbps / MP4) (Sensor Output is 30fps) / [STD Video] / 640 x 480 pixels, 30 fps (VGA: 4Mbps / MP4) (Sensor Output is 30fps)
- AVCHD (Continuous recordable time [motion pictures]) approx. 160 min (FSH), 180 min (SH)
- MP4 (Continuous recordable time [motion pictures]) approx. 160 min (FHD)
- AVCHD (Actual recordable time [motion pictures]) approx. 90 min (FSH), 100 min (SH)
- MP4 (Actual recordable time [motion pictures]) approx. 90 min (FHD)
ExposureProgram AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual
Exposure Compensation1/3 EV step, +/-3 EV
- Auto (AE) Bracketing 1/3 - 3 EV step, Max.+/-3EV, 3 frames
- Light Metering Intelligent Multiple / Center Weighted / Spot
ISO SensitivityAuto / i.ISO / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 (changeable to 1/3 EV step) / High Sensitivity Mode (1600 - 6400)
- Still Picture Recording [1:1] / 3456 x 3456 (12M) / 2736 x 2736 (7.5M EZ) / 2304 x 2304 (5.5M EZ) / 1920 x 1920 (3.5M EZ) / 1536 x 1536 (2.5M EZ) / 480 x 480 (0.2M EZ) / [4:3] / 4608 x 3456 (16M) / 3648 x 2736 (10M EZ) / 3072 x 2304 (7M EZ) / 2560 x 1920 (5M EZ) / 2048 x 1536 (3M EZ) / 640 x 480 (0.3M EZ) / [3:2] / 4608 x 3072 (14M) / 3648 x 2432 (9M EZ) / 3072 x 2048 (6M EZ) / 2560 x 1712 (4.5M EZ) / 2048 x 1360 (2.5M EZ) / 640 x 424 (0.3M EZ) / [16:9] / 4608 x 2592 (12M) / 3648 x 2056 (7.5M EZ) / 3072 x 1728 (5.5M EZ) / 2560 x 1440 (3.5M EZ) / 1920 x 1080 (2M EZ) / 640 x 360 (0.2M EZ) / 1920 x 1080 (3D)
- Image Quality Fine / Standard (3D Mode : MPO+Fine / MPO+Standard)
White BalanceAuto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Flash / Incandescent / White Set1 / White Set2 / Color Temperature (2-axis adjustable)
- Photo Style / Film Mode Standard / Vivid / Natural / Monochrome / Scenery / Portrait / Custom
- Color Mode / Color Effect / My color Color Mode (only in iA Mode) : Standard, Happy, Black and White, Sepia
Picture AdjustmentContrast / Sharpness / Color Saturation / Noise reduction
- Aspect Bracketing -
- Digital Red Eye Correction (Red-Eye Removal) Yes
- GPS -
- Wi-FI -
- Zoom in Motion Picture Yes
Self Timer2sec / 10sec / 10sec 3pcs
Playback ModeNormal Playback, Slideshow, Filtering Playback（Picture Only, Video Only, 3D, Category, Favorites), Calendar Playback
- Thumbnails / Zoomed Playback 12,30-thumbnails / Yes
- Calendar Display / Dual-Image Playback Yes / No
- Set Favorites / Rotate Image Yes / No
- Show Histogram Yes
- Show Highlights Yes
- DPOF Print Setting / Set Protection Yes / Yes
- Retouch Auto Retouch / Creative Retouch
- Resize / Cropping / Aspect Conv. / Leveling Yes / Yes / No / Yes
- Copy / Title Edit / Text Stamp Yes / Yes / Yes
- Cut Animation Yes
- Video Divide Yes
- PictBridge Support Single / Multi / All / Favorites / DPOF
- OSD language English, Spanish
LCD Monitor3.0"(7.5cm) TFT Screen LCD Display (460K dots) / Field of View : approx. 100% Wide Viewing Angle / Power LCD mode, AUTO Power LCD mode
- Built-in-Flash Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off, Flash Synchro;1st/2nd Slow Sync / 0.3 - 13.5m (Wide/ISO Auto), 1.0 - 7.3m (Tele/ISO Auto)
- Recording Media Built-in Memory, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
- Built-in-Memory Approx. 70MB
- Microphone / Speaker Stereo / Mono
- Interface miniHDMI, AV Output (NTSC), USB Multi
PowerLi-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, Minimum: 895mAh) (Included) / AC Adaptor (Input: 110-240V AC)(Optional)
- Battery life (approx.) 450 pictures (CIPA Standard)*1
- Included Software PHOTOfunSTUDIO 8.3 AE, / Adobe Reader
- Standard Accessories Battery Charger, Battery Pack, USB Cable, Shoulder Strap, CD-ROM, Lens Cap, Lens Cap String
- NOTE *1 / Recording conditions by CIPA standard / - CIPA is an abbreviation of [Camera & Imaging Products Association]. / - Temperature: 23 oC (73.4 oF)/Humidity: 50%RH when LCD monitor is on. / - Using a Panasonic SD Memory Card (32 MB). / - Using the supplied battery. / - Starting recording 30 seconds after the camera is turned on. (When the optical image stabilizer function is set to [ON].) / - Recording once every 30 seconds with full flash every second recording. / - Rotating the zoom lever from Tele to Wide or vice versa in every recording. / - Turning the camera off every 10 recordings and leaving it until the temperature of the battery decreases. / *2 / - These are standard times taken at a temperature of 23 oC (73.4 oF) and a humidity of 50%RH. / - The time available for recording varies depending on the environment, the interval between recordings, and the manner of use. / - Actual recordable time is the time available for recording when repeating actions such as switching the power supply [ON] / [OFF], starting/stopping recording, zoom operation etc. / - Motion pictures in [MP4] can be recorded continuously for up to 29 minutes 59 seconds. Also, motion picture recorded continuously in [MP4] is up to 4 GB.
What should I do if my product needs service?
NOTE: This does not apply to TVs, Microwaves, Vacuums, and Massage Chairs
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:
Toll Free: 1-866-907-9111
Please reference your Service Job number when contacting You will be contacted if there is any cost you are responsible for.
How do I resolve a "Lens Err" error message?
There appears to be something wrong with the internal components of the unit. Try resetting the camcorder. To reset the camcorder, go to the Menu screen and select "Setup". Next select "Initial Set". If the issue persists, the camcorder needs to be serviced. Click the link below and submit a new repair request:
How do I reset the folder and picture number?
Go into the "Setup" menu and scroll until you reach "Rec. Reset" or "No. Reset" and follow the reset procedure there.
How do I reset my digital Camera ?
* To reset your camera, first make sure your camera is not in the iA mode.
- Press the [Menu/Set] button to bring up the Menu screen
- Highlight the "Setup" icon
- Press [Menu/Set]
- Scroll through the "Setup" pages until you highlight "Reset"
- Press [Menu/Set] again follow the screen prompt to highlight "Yes"
- Press [Menu/Set]
Note: Some cameras will have a second prompt (do the same) until you have returned to the "Setup" page.
You have now reset the camera.
How do I remove or insert my SD Card and battery in my compact camera?
To learn how to do this, Click Here
How do I know when my Digital Still Camera battery is fully charged?
When a battery is inserted into a Panasonic charger a green steady light will appear. When the green light goes out, the battery is completely charged, and ready to use in the camera. A blinking GREEN LED indicates a charging problem. The battery can be "shorted", though more often it is caused by a battery that is too hot or too cold. The battery should be allowed to come to room temperature before charging. Also, if the battery is 100% discharged, the blinking condition will subside after the battery has been on the charger for 10-15 minutes. If the condition persists, the battery should be replaced.
How do I install the software?
You can install the software that came with your camera in the same fashion as any other software you may have used on your PC. There are no special procedures unique to this software.
How do I insert/remove the SD card or battery?
The SD Card slot and battery compartment are located next to each other. They can generally be found on the bottom or side of the camera behind the door labeled "Memory card/battery". If you need more assistance please click here for Help & Tutorials.
How do I format my SD Card in my camera?
For assistance on how to format your SD Card please Click Here.
How do I download photos from my camera's built in memory?
To download photos from the internal memory simply remove the SD card if you have one inserted in your camera before you connect the USB cable to your computer.
How do I download a copy of the software that came with my camera, I lost mine?
The software cannot be downloaded. Please contact our parts department who can supply a copy after proof of purchase is provided. There is a small charge for shipping.
How do I correct "system error zoom"?
This error message indicates an internal problem and would require service. Click Here.
How do I convert AVCHD into an MPEG2 file?
To begin the process open "PhotoFunStudio" program.
- When the program is opened click on the button to display videos only.
- Click on the edit movie icon.
- From the drop down list select "Convert MPEG2".
- Click on the AVCHD thumbnails you wish to convert. The selected thumbnails will be highlighted in blue and have a checkmark in the box at the upper left.
- When you have selected all the thumbnails for conversion click the "Next" button.
- Click on the "Execute" button to begin conversion.
- Click "Yes" to continue.
- Please wait while the files are being converted.
- Once done click "OK" to continue.
- Click "Close".
- Now click "Yes" to exit the wizard.
- The converted videos will now have an MPEG2 icon in the lower right corner.
How do I change the picture size in my camera?
To change the file size of your picture please follow these instructions.
- Turn the camera on.
- Put the camera into the "REC" mode.
- Press the "Menu/Set" button to access the menu.
- Highlight "Picture Size" and press the "Right" button.
- Select the file size you wish by highlighting it and press the "Menu/Set" button.
- Press "Menu/Set" again to exit the menus.
How do I attach the strap to the camera body?
Put the small string through the metal bar and loop the rest of the camera strap through the small string.
How can you delete a picture you've just taken during Auto Review?
Press, "Playback" to bring up image, then press "Trash Can" to delete.
How can videos and pictures be transferred to my PC without using the supplied software?
Connect the camcorder to the PC via USB cable. After camcorder and PC are connected, drag and drop the files to the specified folder.
Note: The files that are drag and drop cannot be edited, burn or playback using the supplied software.
It is recommended to use the supplied software to transfer the pictures and videos to the PC.
How can the error message "Check card" be resolved when inserting SD card.
Confirm the SD card is not in "LOCK" position.
Check if the SD works in the PC. If yes, format the SD card using the PC and reinsert the SD card.
If the issue persists try to use a different SD card. If the issue remains on all of the SD cards the camcorder needs servicing. Click the link below and submit a new repair request: http://shop.panasonic.com/ecom/onlineRepair/login
How can I stop the "This Battery Cannot be Used" message?
This message appears when a non-Panasonic battery is used. If the battery is a genuine Panasonic battery, then it should be replaced.
How can I set my camera's text stamp?
The following steps will set the text stamp in the camera.
- Please turn on the camera.
- Press the [Menu/Set] button on the back.
- Press the [▲] button to enter the "Playback" menu.
- Press the [►] button with the "Playback" icon highlighted.
- Press the [▼] button to highlight "Text Stamp"
- Press the [►] button to access the sub menu.
- Choose "Multi" or "Single" and click the "Menu/Set" button
- Find the photo(s) you want to have stamped and press the "Menu/Set" button.
- In the "Text Stamp" menu go down the list to make your selections for the information you want stamped on the photo(s).
- The screen will have a menu asking for approval to stamp the photo(s). Highlight and press "Yes".
- Please wait while the photo(s) are being stamped.
- Press the [Menu/Set] button to exit all menus.
How can I resize my photos in PhotoFunStudio?
To resize your photos, perform the following steps.
- Open "PhotFunStudio" program.
- After program opens click on the "Edit" icon at the top.
- Select "Resize" in the drop down menu.
- Click on select all. That will place a check mark in all boxes.
- Click on the "Next" button.
- 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).
- Click on the "Execute" button to continue.
- Click on the "Yes" button to begin the resize.
- Please wait for the process to complete.
- Click the "OK" button to continue.
How can I register for the warranty of my product?
You may register your products online by clicking here. It is not necessary to submit this form in order to effectuate the limited warranty. As long as there is a copy of the receipt, your product warranty begins from the date of purchase.
How can I maximize my SD Card?
The maximum amount of space will be achieved when all previous photos have been deleted. The actual number of photos your card can hold will vary depending on the size, resolution and content of the photos.
How can I download video to a MAC?
Connect to your Mac with the USB cable and import with iMovie 11.
How can I copy photos to my PC?
To copy photos to your PC, perform the following steps.
- Launch the "PhotoFunStudio" program.
- After the program has opened click on the "Copy to PC" icon.
- Click on the icon of the connected device.
- Please wait while photos are imported.
- The pictures showing will be imported when you click "Next".
- Choose the save destination by clicking on the "Browse save destination folders" then click on the "Execute" button.
- Click "Yes" to continue.
- The images will be copied to the destination folder on your computer.
- When transfer is complete click on the "OK" button.
- Click on the "Close" button to exit the "Copy to PC" wizard.
- Confirm you want to exit by pressing "Yes".
How can I check the status of my camera repair?
You can check the repair status of your camera by clicking on the link below and entering your email address and password. Click Here or contacting our Call Center at 1-800-211-7262.
How am I able to correct the error message that my laptop does not find the new equipment whenever I connect my Camcorder to the laptop?
Make sure that you are using the supplied USB that comes with the Camcorder. Then, attempt to connect the camcorder to a different USB port. Also, you may try to connect to a different PC to determine whether the issue is with the PC or camcorder.
English is not my native language and I've noticed that Panasonic's cameras sold in the U.S. only support English and Spanish. How can other languages be added?
Unfortunately, they can't. The languages are embedded into the microprocessor, and selected for each regional version of our cameras. A note of warning - do not attempt to load firmware intended for another region into your camera. It will not change the available languages and it may seriously damage your camera. Such damage is not covered under the product warranty.
Does this camera us SDXC memory cards?
Yes, it can use standard SD cards, SDHC cards, and SDXC cards.
Do you supply software for Mac OS10?
We regret to inform you that Apple support is not provided with this product.
Do I need to install firmware updates for my camera that are posted on the Panasonic website?
Firmware updates are usually not mandatory. They are released to correct minor issues that were discovered after the product was released. We suggest you read the description of what changes the new firmware makes. If you are experiencing that condition, you may wish to install the update.
Do I get software with my camera?
PHOTOfunSTUDIO 8.0 LE (Windows XP/Vista/7). This software allows you to copy still pictures or motion pictures to a computer and sort the copied pictures by their recording date and time, model name of the digital camera used, or other attributes. You can write pictures to a DVD, create a Slide Show using your preferred music or effects and so on before saving it to a DVD.
Can you connect this camera to my TV?
Yes, with the supplied cable.
Can this camera take video?
Yes. This unit can record motion pictures in either AVCHD or MP4 formats.
Can the camera's menu be shown in any other language?
Cameras sold for the US market generally support English and Spanish. Portugese is also now supported in some 2012 models.
Can I use a class 10 SDHC card with this camera?
Yes, you can.
Can I retrieve video that I deleted from my SD card?
There are third party software products on the market for SD Card recovery.
Can I record in PAL?
No, NTSC only.
Can additional languages be added to the camera?
The camera is unable to add additional languages.
Are there firmware updates available for my camera?
If the "Drivers & Downloads" tab is visible, then there are updates available for your camera.
Firmware updates are occasionally released to correct minor problems that may have been discovered after the camera was released. Not all cameras may experience the issue that was responsible for the firmware update. Review what the firmware changes and see if you are experiencing the problem that the new version corrects. If so, install it - If not, no need.
Are cameras sold in the U.S. covered by an International Warranty?
Generally, no. Some cameras sold abroad are sold with an international warranty. In order for the warranty to be valid, the proof of purchase must show that the camera was purchased in a country that offers products with international warranties. "Gray Goods", foreign versions purchased in the U.S. would generally not have a valid U.S. warranty, and in some cases even obtaining an out of warranty repair could be a problem when parts are not available.
Why do I get a message saying my camera will not read the Sd card?
In such cases, first, try formatting the card using the camera. We do not recommend using your PC to format the card. If the problem persists, try using another SD card.
Why can't I upload my photos to my email service?
You may need to reduce the size of the photos in order to be able to send them through email. Check with your email provider to see what the limitations might be.
Why aren't my file numbers recorded consecutivly?
When you perform an operation after taking a certain action, the pictures may be recorded in folders with different numbers from the ones prior to operation.
Why am I unable to see the videos that were transfered from the product to the PC?
When transferring videos to the PC use the editing software that is provided with the product (HD Writer LE2.0).
Also, when transferring videos confirm your destination folder.
Why am I unable to read the PDF operating instructions for HD Writer AE 4.1?
You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or later, or Adobe Reader 7.0 or later installed on your PC.
Where can I order parts for my product?
You can order parts and accessories for your machine from our Parts & Accessories Department at 1-800-833-9626.
Where can I find the serial number to the camera?
The serial number can be found on the bottom of the camera usually on a black metalic sticker. In the lower right hand corner is a small silver box with the serial number in it.
Where can I find the firmware for my device?
Click here and enter your model number into the Get Support Now search box. Once your model appears, click on the "Support" link under the picture of your model. This will bring you to the Support Page for your model. If there are any firmware updates available for your model, they will be located under the Drivers & Downloads tab. If there is no Drivers & Downloads tab, your device's firmware is up to date.
What size SD Card can I use in my Camera?
Cameras with a manufacturing date of 2006 or before can use Standard Sd Cards ( 2GB Max ) only. Models manufactured from 2007 thru 2009 can use Standard SD Cards and SDHC Cards ( Max 32GB ) Cameras Manufactured 2010 and later can use all SD Cards up to and including SDXC cards (64GBMax ).There is no firmware update that willincrease the maximum size of the SD Card for allowable usage.
What should I do if my camera won't turn on?
First, ensure that the batter is fully charged, keeping in mind that the charge indicator light turns off after charging is complete (approximately 90 minutes). A depleted battery will usually cause the camera to power on, and then quickly off. If your battery is more than a year old, it may need to be replaced. A new battery can be purchased from the Panasonic National Parts Center by calling 800-833-9626 or visiting www.Panasonic.com/parts
What is O.I.S?
O.I.S (Optical Image Stabilizer) helps to reduce the effects of shake during the recording while walking, or holding the unit and recording the subject while using zoom.
What is AVCHD?
AVCHD stands for Advanced Video Coding High Definition. AVCHD is the format for recording and playback of High Definition Videos.
What does the letter at the end model number mean?
The letter denotes the color of camera.
"A" = Blue camera
"B" = Blue camera
"D" = Orange camera
"G" = Green camera
"H" = Gray camera
"K" = Black camera
"P" = Pink camera
"R" = Red camera
"S" = Silver camera
"T" = Brown camera
"V" = Violet camera
"W" = White camera
"Y" = Yellow camera
- There are vertical/horizontal lines in my LCD screen. What do I do?
- The LCD screen on my camera is blank. What do I do?
- My lens cover won't open or close. What do I do?
My LCD screen is cracked. Can it be repaired or replaced?
Yes the LCD screen can be repaired, but accidental damage is not covered under warranty so there will be a charge. To get more help and information please click here.
My camera's lens won't extend or retract. What do I do?
Remove the battery and replace it. If this does not correct the issue then the camera will need to be serviced. Please click here for more assistance.Click Here.
My camera won't turn on because i dropped it. How can i get it fixed?
For assistance on this issue please click here.
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 don't have an extra battery and you're sure the battery you have is fully charged then the camera may need to be serviced. Click Here.
Is there any software for the Mac OS that will work with the camera or camcorder?
Yes, iMovie and iPhoto can be used to import the video and pictures.
Is PHOTOfunSTUDIO compatible with Mac?
No, PHOTOfunSTUDIO is not compatible with Mac.
I'm traveling overseas and need to know if I need a voltage converter?
The charger that is provided with your camera will work with global AC power, from 90 - 240 VAC; no "power transformer" is required. You will however require a mechanical adapter plug to convert the two pronged plug used in the U.S. to the power connection type used in the countries you will be visiting.
If a SDHC, SDXC Memory Card is used for continuous video recording, will it stop recording when it reaches 4GB?
In AVCHD video recording, the file will be divided, but it will not stop recording video. However, in MP4 video recording, recording will stop when 4GB is reached.
I was looking for a new SD card for my Lumix and found some that are Wi-Fi enabled ("Eye Fi" brand and similar). Are these compatible with this particular camera?
Panasonic does not specifically set up our cameras to work with this type of SD Card. The best thing to do is check the website of the manufacturer of the card. They usually list all the cameras that their card works with.
I saw a notice on Panasonic's web site that a firmware update was available for my camera. What is a "firmware update" and is it important that I install it?
Panasonic may occasionally add a new feature to the camera, or if we discover a minor problem after the camera started selling Panasonic may issue new firmware to make the necessary changes. Any new firmware release includes a description of the changes it makes. If you are having the problem it corrects, or if you want to add the new feature, follow the instructions and install the update. You should always begin the firmware update usong a fully charged battery.
I purchased a third party battery for my Panasonic Lumix camera and have discovered it doesn't work. Why is that?
Panasonic's digital still cameras include safety technology that can authenticate a genuine Panasonic battery. Compare to older type nickel cadmium batteries, today's Lithium-Ion batteries can store substantially more power. With this increase, additional safety measures must be included to guard against over charging or short circuits that could cause damage to the camera or even personal injury. Many after market batteries do not include these safety features. Panasonic's design places the customer's safety first.
I need to download PHOTOfunSTUDIO.
PhotofunStudio cannot be downloaded from the Panasonic web site. If you own a Panasonic camera, please contact our parts department. You will need to provide a copy of your proof of purchase. There is no charge for the software, but there is a minimal charge for the shipping and handling.
I need drivers for a Mac.
There are no drivers required for either Mac or PC.
I need a RAW driver.
RAW files require more than a driver to view the files. RAW files can be read using photo editing programs such as Adobe's Photoshop or Aperture. These companies also release software updates to allow their programs to read each manufacturers newest camera's RAW files. Panasonic's G series cameras also come with Silky Pix, a simplified program that allows the user to open and adjust RAW files.
I just purchased an SDXC card (48 GB or 64GB). When I connect my camera to my computer running the MAC OS it's unable to read the card. Is there an update available?
At this time Apple (MAC) does not recognize or support SDXC media. We anticipate that Apple may already be working on a software solution. Please contact Apple for additional information.
I formatted my SD Card on my computer and now my camera is saving my pictures to the internal memory.
The newly formatted SD Card is not being recognized by the camera. The SD Card should be formatted in the camera to make sure the format structure is recognized by the camera. Also, make sure the card is not locked.
I cannot seem to figure out why the flash goes off twice when shutter button pressed to take pictures.
This occurs once red-eye reduction flash option selected. The subject should remain still until second flash triggered.
I can not see the RAW files on my computer.
Your computer cannot view RAW files by itself. RAW files require using photo editing programs such as Adobe's Photoshop or Aperture. These companies also release software updates to allow their programs to read each manufacturers newest camera's RAW files. Panasonic's G series cameras also come with Silky Pix, a simplified program that allows the user to open and adjust RAW files.
How do I use the handheld night shot mode?
To learn how to use the night shot mode, please follow these instructions.
- Please turn the camera on.
- Press the [Mode] button on the camera to access the "REC" options.
- Use the directional buttons to access the "SCN" icon.
- Press the [Menu/Set] button.
- Press the directional buttons until you highlight the "Handheld Night shot" icon.
- Press the [Menu/Set] button to confirm your choice.
- Use the [▲] or [▼] buttons to select the picture size you want.
- Press the [Menu/Set] button to confirm your choice.
- Press the [Shutter] button to take a picture. The camera will automatically take 10 consecutive shots and combine them automatically.
- Press the "Playback" button to review the pictures just taken.
How do I update the PHOTOfunSTUDIO software that came with my camera?
If you have the original software, PHOTOfunSTUDIO x.x or PHOTOfunSTUDIO x.x HD, that came with this camera you can update to the latest version by clicking here, scrolling down to the PHOTOfunSTUDIO section, and selecting your version.
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.
How do I transfer video from my camera to my PC?
Here is how to transfer video to your PC.
- The power on both the camera and PC should be on. Connect the camera to the PC with a USB cable.
- Open the PhotoFunStudio program.
- Click on the "Copy to PC" icon.
- Click on the Icon representing your camera.
- Click the "Next" button.
- A check mark will appear in the corner box of all thumbnails selected for transfer.
- Click "Next".
- The next screen will allow you to choose the destination folder.
- Click "Execute" to move on.
- Click "Yes" to verify.
- The video is now being transferred.
- When the video has completed its transfer click "Close".
- Click "Yes" to verify.
- If you wish to play a video double click it.
How do I take pictures using the aperture priority mode?
To learn how to do this, Click Here
How do I resolve the error message "turn off and turn back on"?
There appears to be a problem with the internal components of the unit. The camcorder needs to be serviced. Click the link below and submit a new repair request.
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.