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Panasonic TZ1 flash problems!!

I own a panasonic TZ1 camera and I have problem with the flash. When i take shots with flash, the flash activates before the shutter, producing horribly dark photos, or the shutter closes with the flash but produces extremely washed, over exposed photos.Is this a known Panasonic camera problem? Does anybody know if Panasonic has posted anything about flash problems? Thank you, in advance!!

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Re: Panasonic TZ1 flash problems!!

Panasonic knows about this and can fix it. It involves replacing a circuit board. I sent them my camera (Elk Grove Village, IL repair facility) at the beginning of Dec with a letter giving six web sites reporting the problem and asking them to fix it free of charge. I don't think the camera was on warranty, but I received it back, fixed, and with no charge, in about a week. Panasonic really came through on this and there is clearly no fix other than this one... except to stop trying to take flash pictures.

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12-29-2007, 10:17 AM epuronen user_offline.gif vbmenu_register("postmenu_274670", true); Junior Member Join Date: Dec 2007 Posts: 1 icon1.gif Lumix TZ1 problem with flash I have experienced problems when using my Lumix TZ1 with flash. The pictures are often too dark but sometimes too light. I have now found a work-around for this problem. It consists of doing the following:

* set the sensitivity to ISO 100
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