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Dark circle in middle of picture

Sometimes when I take a picture (zoomed), there is a small grey spot in the middle of the picture. I can't seem to figure out why that happened and how to get rid of it. Does anyone else have the same problem or can help me?

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  • Anonymous Feb 23, 2008

    I had the same problem - at about 2x zoom to 3,6x I had a small dot at the top of the picture - I tried cleaning the lenses, but that didn't help. Then I thought it was a problem inside the lenses, so I hit them gently few times and the dot is gone. I think that something sticked inside the lenses and by hitting them it got off... Just don't hit it too much ;)

  • golfnut2 Mar 14, 2008

    Thanks for posting. My small spot is almost towards middle of lens/screen. I managed to talk to Panasonic and they told me that it could be some water condensation between the lens. I read in the manual that this could happen when you move the camera from one extreme temperature to another (i.e. from air-conditioned room to outdoor). I try to avoid this and I don't see/notice the spot anymore (so far). Maybe you should take to a service centre and have them check it out, if it doesn't go away after trying this?

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I had the same problem too! When zoomed in, those spots become very visible. I try hitting it off but it's still there.. can anyone help us???

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