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Lumix is a brand used by Panasonic for all their digital cameras. It includes everything from their cheapest point-and-shoot models through superzooms to their micro Four Thirds interchangeable lens cameras.

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How does iResolution on Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 (Micro Four Thirds) work?

So there's this setting iResolution on my Panasonic camera, which allows values High, Standard, Low, Extended and Off. The manual of the camera doesn't tell me very much about this feature, so I'd ...
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Attaching a bridge camera to a telescope (62mm filter piece to a T-ring)

I'm looking into buying the Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 bridge camera. While my main use for it is to shoot 4K video and some slow-motion stuff, I would also like to use it with a telescope. The FZ1000 ...
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How do I find out what firmware version my Lumix camera is using?

I'd like to make sure I have the latest firmware for my Lumix GX1 (and soon getting a GX7), but I'm not sure how to check the installed version or how to find what the latest is.
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How to capture sunset sky with a low-end point and shoot camera?

My camera is a Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ1. I made a very quick decision buying this camera. I was amazed due to its 10x zoom and its amazing Image stabilizer. And of course by its low price. But after ...
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Panasonic FZ200 SD Card - does Class 10 UHS-I improve performance in the camera over a standard Class 10? [duplicate]

I was wondering if anyone has tried multiple cards in the FZ200 to find out just how fast it needs to be to make the camera as fast as possible? I bought a kit that looks like it includes a generic ...
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Lumix DMC-TZ8 - SDHC card empty

I am using an integral ultimapro sdhc 8gb class 10 in a Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ8 and when the card is put in a PC, the pictures are missing. This has happened on two memory cards and the first card ...
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Can I delete photos on my Lumix from my computer?

Just got a Lumix DMC-S5 and I am happy with the camera. I have some software that I use for a couple of other Sony cameras which automatically downloads all photos and deletes them from the card. The ...
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How do I get my Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ20 lens diameter?

I'm new with my camera and I was wondering what size filters to get.
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How do I enable picture-in-picture manual focus magnification on Panasonic G3?

When I first bought the camera, manual focusing would bring on an overlay of the focus area over the entire scene on the screen. It looks like the picture on the left here: ...
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Are there issues with using Cokin/Lee style filter systems with compact cameras?

I'm interested in trying Cokin filters (or a similar system) on my Lumix LX-5. Has anyone had success with this, and are there pitfalls to be avoided such as vignetting on wide-angle shots? I've ...
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Why does my Panasonic GF2 have terrible battery life?

I've had a Panasonic DMC-GF2 for a couple of years and the battery life has always been terrible. I've bought a new battery, thinking that was the problem and battery life has still been bad. I will ...
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How can I use Pentax lenses on a Lumix FZ18?

I have 3 very nice old Telephoto lenses for an old Pentax K1000 that doesn't work good anymore, color is shot. So my wife has a new Panasonic Lumix FZ18 camera and we thought we would try to get the ...
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How can I clean the sensor on a Panasonic LX5 compact camera?

I've noticed there appear to be some specs of dirt on the sensor of my panasonic LX5 and was wondering if anyone had any tips on how to clean the sensor on this camera? I found this link which has ...
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How do non-MFT lenses work on a Panasonic GF3?

I'm thinking of buying a GF3. But the lenses are pricy, so I have to pick my kit wisely. I saw that there are adapters for it, but I'm new to lenses. Are there any problems with attaching non-MFT ...
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Should I get the prime or zoom kit lens with the Panasonic GF3?

I'm new to lenses, because currently I have the fixed lens Olympus XZ-1. I'm thinking of an upgrade, and I find the Panasonic GF3 very good. It has the option of two kit lenses: A pancake lens at 14mm ...
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What is the best setup for shooting sports at night with a point & shoot camera?

I always try to take good photographs in soccer matches or in races at night, not using flash, and I have always the same result: too much blurred photos. I don't have an SLR, but I'm sure that's not ...
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How can I remote control my Panasonic FZ100?

I want to remote control my Panasonic DMC-FZ100 from my computer via USB. It does support PTP but gPhoto2 says Error (-6: 'Unsupported operation'). libptp also returns an error. Do you know any other ...
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Why does using my slave flash darken the image?

Why does my slave flash at full power actually seem to darken the image? The camera (Lumix G1) is set to M-Mode, forced flash at -2, f6, 1/30s. I set my external flash (Nissin Di466 FT) to slave mode ...
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Is it possible to shoot an Aurora Borealis with a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX35

I'm planning to go to Alaska to see Aurora Borealis and I have a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX35. Is it possible to get decent pictures of Auroras using this camera? Here are the specs of this camera: ...
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How can I avoid a strange lens flare at bright lights when using UV filter?

I have a Panasonic Lumix GF1 with the kit 20mm f/1.7 lens. I put a UV filter on it (this one: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00004ZCJE/ref=oss_product), simply as protection for the glass. I'm ...
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Why is the pixel count of RAW images from the Panasonic LX5 slightly larger than the generated JPEGs?

I'm new to working with RAW images, and I'm capturing simultaneous RAW+JPGs with my new Lumix LX5, and using Bibble to view/process the results. I'm very surprised that the RAW images taken at 24mm ...
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Why does viewfinder spec state 3 times more dots than there are pixels?

My DMC-G2 has a viewfinder spec of 1,440,000 dots, but I read a review that says it is really 480,000 pixels: The electronic viewfinder has an extremely high resolution of 1,440,000 dots (480,000 ...
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Do I have to use an official “Panasonic” spare battery in the Lumix TZ10?

Some companies claim to offer cheap batteries that work with this camera however I read on the description for the Panasonic battery: Panasonic DMW-BCG10E ID Secured Battery for TZ7 and ...