20 Most Recent Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ50 Digital Camera Questions & Answers


Anything you try has to be compatible with Windows XP. Whenever Microsoft come out with a new operating system (example Win 10) they suspend support for an older OS. (example Win XP, and Vista) This lets all manufacturers know that their new products and accessories no longer have to be compatible with the older OS, but need to be compatible with the new one. Therefore, your card reader has to be XP compatible as well. Hope this helped.

Panasonic Lumix... | Answered on Nov 19, 2017


Ask google they will tell you where to download it

Panasonic Lumix... | Answered on Sep 03, 2014


The date and time (and a lot more) are stored with every picture in its EXIF metadata. Any photo viewing/editing program should be able to display this data. To print this data, please consult the documentation for whatever program you're using to print your pictures. Depending on the program and printer you may print the date on the image, in the margins, or on the back.

Panasonic Lumix... | Answered on May 08, 2014


Instructions on how to change the language can be found on page 27 of the manual found at http://service.us.panasonic.com/OPERMANPDF/DMCTZ4.PDF

Panasonic Lumix... | Answered on Oct 25, 2013


Instructions on how to change the language is on page 27 of the manual found at http://service.us.panasonic.com/OPERMANPDF/DMCTZ4.PDF

Panasonic Lumix... | Answered on Oct 25, 2013


the panasonic TZ5 doesn't have any Wi-fi capabilities

Panasonic Lumix... | Answered on Feb 21, 2013


Here are troubleshooting steps for that issue:

Panasonic Lumix... | Answered on Dec 15, 2012


Use the Date/Time command in the Setup menu. The Setup menu instructions begin on page 31 of the manual.

Panasonic Lumix... | Answered on Jul 08, 2012


If you have the USB cable that connects camera to PC, connect it. Then open 'My Computer' and browse to find the photos in the camera.
Else, you can remove the memory card, connect it to a card reader and connect the card reader to the PC. Then you can browse to find the photos.
Thanks for using FixYa! And good luck!

Panasonic Lumix... | Answered on Aug 27, 2011


If the memory card works on your pc, chances are it is fine.

So you have two things to do : first backup on your computer any picture on your card.

Secondly put it back in the camera, go into the menu and find where to Format the card.
Once the card is formated by the camera try to take a picture to see if the problem is solved. If not, look through your camera menu, certainly under "memory setting" or something similar, then you will have an option to choose on wich memeory the pictures are recorded: the internal one or the card.
Make sure your 4gb card is selected. This shoul solve the issue.

Hope this helps.

Panasonic Lumix... | Answered on May 27, 2011


Try this...remove the card and battery...press every button....leave it alone for 20 minutes....insert the card and then the battery....turn it on.

Panasonic Lumix... | Answered on Mar 08, 2011


I am having the same problem *with a Lumix card reader* using Windows 10. Yes, it recognizes the USB port, but not the card reader...is there a W10 driver I need to download?

Panasonic Lumix... | Answered on Jan 20, 2011


Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera

This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digital camera. Some common error messages that might show up on the LCD's of cameras with this problem include “E18 lens error”, or “lens error, restart camera”. Some cameras might show nothing at all, but merely make a beeping noise as the lens goes out, then in, then the camera shuts off. Sometimes the lens won't even move.
The problem is actually quite common throughout all camera brands. Usually it's sand or grit interfering with the lens extension mechanism. Or the camera's been dropped with the lens extended. Or the camera has been powered on, but the lens had been blocked preventing its extension. Or the battery ran down with the lens extended. Believe it or not, one BIG contributor to lens errors is using a camera case. Sand, gunk, case fibers, etc... accumulate at the bottom of the case. These materials love to cling to the camera by electrostatic build-up from the camera rubbing against the side of the case (especially those cases with soft fibrous intreriors). Once these materials work their way into the lens mechanism, that's all she wrote. I have many Canon's, and NEVER use a case for this very reason.
A camera owner that suffers this problem may have no recourse for having the camera repaired. Many camera makers will not honor repairing this problem under warranty as they claim it is due to impact damage to the camera, or sand or debris getting into the lens gearing mechanism (neither of which is covered under warranty). The quoted repair cost is usually close to or more than what the camera is actually worth.
Fortunately, about half the cameras that suffer this failure can easily be fixed by one of the following methods. None of these methods involve opening the camera, although some have potential to cause other damage to the camera if excessively done. If the camera is still under warranty, before trying any of these, please please first contact your camera's maker to see if they'll cover the repair, or to determine how much they'll charge for the repair. Who knows, you might get lucky. But if they quote you a number that's higher than the value of your camera, you may want to consider the following methods.
The methods are listed in the order of risk of damaging your camera. Thus make sure you try them in the listed order. And remember, these fixes (especially #6 and 7) should only be considered for a camera that's out of warranty, who's cost of repair would be excessive, and would otherwise be considered for disposal if unrepaired:
Fix #1: Remove the batteries from the camera, wait a few minutes. Put a fresh set of batteries back in (preferably rechargeable NiMH 2500mah or better) and turn the camera on. If that didn't work, try pressing and holding the Function or OK button while turning the camera on.
Fix #2: Remove the batteries, then remove the memory card. Then install new batteries, and turn on the camera. If you get an Error E30, it means you don't have a memory card installed, so turn it off, slip in the memory card and turn it on one last time.
Fix #3: Insert the cameras Audio/Video (AV) cable, and turn the camera on. Inserting this cable ensures that the camera's LCD screen remains off during the start process. Thus extra battery power is available to the camera's lens motor during startup. This extra power can be useful in overcoming grit or sand particals that may be jamming the lens. If the AV cable doesn't fix the lens error by itself, consider keeping this cable installed while trying fixes 4, 5, and 7 as a means to provide extra help to these fixes. But note that I DON'T recommend keeping the cable installed during Fix 6 as you may damage the AV port while tapping the camera. Reinsert the cable only AFTER tapping the camera.
Fix #4: Place the camera flat on its back on a table, pointed at the ceiling. Press and hold the shutter button down, and at the same time press the power-on button. The idea is that the camera will try to autofocus while the lens is extending, hopefully seating the lens barrel guide pins in their slots.
Fix #5: Blow compressed air in the gaps around the lens barrels with the idea of blowing out any sand or grit that may be in there jamming the lens. Other variations include blowing with a hair dryer in “no heat” setting, or sucking the gaps with a vacuum (careful with this one).
Now we're entering into the realm of potentially damaging your camera in conducting the fix. There is definitely some risk here, so take care when conducting the following two fixes.
Fix #6: Repeatedly tap the padded/rubber usb cover on a hard surface with the intent of dislodging any particles that may be jamming the lens. Other variations include hitting a side of the camera against the palm of your hand. A lot of people have reported success with this method. HOWEVER, there is also some potential for damaging or dislodging internal components with this method, such as unseating ribbon cables, or cracking LCD screens.
Fix #7: Try forcing the lens. More people have reported success with this method than with any of the other methods. HOWEVER, there's obviously some potential for damaging your camera by using this method. Variations include gently pulling, rotating, and/or twisting the lens barrel while hitting the power button. Attempt to gently straighten or align the barrel if it's crooked or twisted. Another variation includes looking for uneven gaps around the lens barrel, and then pushing on the side of the lens barrel that has the largest gap (note pushing the lens barrel all the way in is NOT recommended as it may become stuck there). While doing any of the above, listen for a click that indicates that the lens barrel guide pins may have reseated in their guide slots. If you hear this click, immediately stop and try the camera.

Panasonic Lumix... | Answered on Aug 11, 2010


Do a manual reset. Remove the card and battery...press all the buttons...leave it alone for 20 minutes...insert the card and then the battery...turn it on.

Panasonic Lumix... | Answered on Jul 29, 2010


http://panasonic.net/contact/

after sales is what to contact on this page.

I didn't find any information on the FAQ's about replacing the screen on the camera (lcd).

It's probably something that is done at their site, but it may turn out to be too expensive to do compared to buying a new camera. Technology keeps changing and getting better and better for a lower cost.

Panasonic Lumix... | Answered on Jul 24, 2010


Time to start using a card reader.

Panasonic Lumix... | Answered on Apr 19, 2010

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