To put the camera back into normal/initial mode AND reset all user settings to default (time included)
, follow this sequence.
From FZ4/FZ5 Usage.pdf, page 4, Step 7:
- How to release service mode and return to initial settings
- Turn the [Power SW] on.
- Set the mode dial into [P] mode.
- Turn the [Power SW] off pressing and holding [OIS] and [RIGHT] simultaneously.
After that, the 2-page menu below appears on LCD.
can [Select] with the [UP] and [DOWN] arrows, [Set] with the [RIGHT]
arrow, or [Exit] with no changes by pressing the [MENU] key.
After selecting the area name using [UP/DOWN] , press [RIGHT]. Beware! You must choose your correct area code or you will kill your camera! Known area codes are listed below.
final confirmation screen appears with "Initial settings", your chosen
area code, "OK, Cancel [LEFT], End [RIGHT]". Press press [RIGHT] and
initial setting will be completed and power will go off.
The area codes (probably for language and regional settings) appear
after the camera model name on the manuals so googling for FZ5xx, my
guess is: PP = North America (English & French), EG=Eu
English/French/German/Italian/Dutch, EGM=Eu Scand, EB=Eu UK, GN=Aus/NZ,
PL=Mex/Phillipines, GD=Korean, GC=Russian/Cyrillic, SG=??, GT=??, GK=??