20 Most Recent Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ20 Digital Camera Questions & Answers


Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ20

Did You try checking the sd card or turning it on and off
11/20/2017 9:27:44 PM • Panasonic Lumix... • Answered on Nov 20, 2017

Can i retrieve deleted photo

First take the memory card out of the camera. Pictures that have been deleted are probably still there, but will be overwritten if you take any more pictures on top of them.

Your camera is not able to undelete pictures, but there are programs for doing this on a computer. You can put the memory card into a card reader attached to a computer, and use an undelete program to recover the deleted files. Undelete programs are available for free download from the internet, try at www.download.com.

If the pictures are very important to you, you might want to seek help from an experienced person.
7/31/2017 9:16:37 AM • Panasonic Lumix... • Answered on Jul 31, 2017

FZ20 Locked up

It's thirteen years old - probably just worn out.
4/10/2017 3:54:29 PM • Panasonic Lumix... • Answered on Apr 10, 2017

Lumix FZ20 - Splits and discolors tiff/high-res images - jpgs are ok

I just encountered the same problem with tiffs and a kind friend wrote me a Mac terminal script to fix it since I couldn't run Windows' Irfanview and do 'swap colors rgb to brg.' That still left the slices to move anyway.

I also emailed Lemke Graphic Converter and he put the fix in version 6.4.2. Open the program, go to file/convert and modify, navigate to the image in the left window, choose function/fix Lumix FZ20 2 gigabyte tifs in the dropdown and click go. I imagine if you select all the images and click go it will batch them.

Here's the terminal script. It needs to be put in a plain text document named  'fixtiff.sh'. 

for FILE in "[email protected]"
echo "Fixing file $FILE"
dd if=$FILE of=1 bs=16384 count=1
dd if=$FILE of=2 bs=16384 skip=2
cat 1 2 > temp/$FILE
rm 1 2

Then follow these instructions:

1.  Make a NEW folder called "PhotosFix" or something friendly on your Desktop. If you name it something different, be sure and use the new name in each step below.

2.  Put the "fixtiff.sh" file into the "PhotosFix" folder above.

3.  COPY (copy, not move!) all your photos into the "PhotosFix" folder as well

4.  Open Terminal.  After each command below, hit enter. I've added space to make it clear which part is the UNIX command.

5.  Type    cd ~/Desktop/PhotosFix              (changes to your home folder)

6.  Type    mkdir ~/Desktop/PhotosFix/temp      (makes a TEMP folder - where the fixed files will be)

7.  Type    chmod +x fixtiff.sh                 (makes the script "run-able")

8.  Type    ls *.TIF > list.txt                 (makes a list of all your TIF files in list.txt)

On my computer I needed to do an 8b. Type     bash     (had a different shell than the creator)

9.  Type    for tiffimage in $(<./list.txt); do ./fixtiff.sh $tiffimage; done     (does the conversion!)

Step #9 is where the work begins.  What it does is run the fixtiff.sh script on every file in the list.txt list that is made in Step 8. The script itself takes the first part of the file, skips the 16k of garbage, and then adds the rest of the file.

Some important notes:

1.  There cannot be ANY spaces in the file names.  None at all!

2.  Files MUST have a .TIF extension on them. (the ones you sent both did)

3.  All the "fixed" images will be in your /Desktop/PhotosFix/temp folder


10/9/2015 2:51:15 PM • Panasonic Lumix... • Answered on Oct 09, 2015

I have a LUMIX FZ28 and the controls do not respond. Any idea of what could be wrong? The camera has an internal battery?

Operating Instructions - Panasonic

service.us.panasonic.com/.../DMCFZ28.PDF Panasonic CorporationFor Canadian assistance, please call: 1-800-99-LUMIX (1-800-995-8649) or send e-mail to: ... retain this manual as your convenient Camera information source.
7/14/2015 10:31:41 PM • Panasonic Lumix... • Answered on Jul 14, 2015

Camera will not turn off or on..I remove battery and it goes off. Put battery back in and it comes on without turning the switch on.

contact the manufacturer for the nearest service center. You will need your receipt to prove your're in warranty.
6/11/2015 9:33:44 AM • Panasonic Lumix... • Answered on Jun 11, 2015

Can't turn camera off

it appears that the switch is broken you need to get this to a shop and get this fixed by an expert, problem cant be solve by own..
2/25/2015 12:19:41 PM • Panasonic Lumix... • Answered on Feb 25, 2015

My lumix is stuck in AF mode how can I change this

My lumix has a flip switch in the left side of the lens.
2/21/2015 12:56:11 AM • Panasonic Lumix... • Answered on Feb 21, 2015

How do i turn on my DMC-FZ20.its full of battery

Does it do anything when turned on?
12/24/2014 4:40:36 PM • Panasonic Lumix... • Answered on Dec 24, 2014

Suddenly I keep getting the message "please turn camera off and back on again" but nothing happens when I do I just get the message again. I can turn the dial to view pictures but if the dual is turne

did you try to wait several seconds before turning the camera back on?When it happens again, after turning off the camera please remove the battery for a few seconds and put it in again. then switch on.If the problem persists goto the repairshop or your dealer.
12/3/2014 1:08:13 PM • Panasonic Lumix... • Answered on Dec 03, 2014

Lens stuck

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How do I fix the flash

Make sure you have not inadvertly disabled it.
7/27/2014 1:56:16 AM • Panasonic Lumix... • Answered on Jul 27, 2014

How do I fix he flash?

Make sure FLASH is NOT Disabled. just select it.
7/27/2014 1:55:26 AM • Panasonic Lumix... • Answered on Jul 27, 2014


Hi,Flash comes automatically in A ( Auto ) mode..if you want to use flash manually as Fill in ,you have to switch the other modes as P, S, M ,modes and open the flash with the little sliding key nearby.. Take care..
4/7/2014 4:41:25 AM • Panasonic Lumix... • Answered on Apr 07, 2014
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