20 Most Recent Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18K Digital Camera Questions & Answers


Why does a photo display with a wrong date in Lumix Simple Viewer

Once the photo is date stamped that is a done deal no changing it.
4/1/2022 2:56:51 AM • Panasonic Lumix... • Answered on Apr 01, 2022

Importing movie onto PC with Vista

I think you should install a software program that has the capability of opening mov file. This would become a plug-in for other programs and enable them to interpret it as mov file. or click on your movie file from camera and change its properties to be opened by a certain software that can open mov file and use it as the default program to open that file.
11/20/2019 2:29:29 AM • Panasonic Lumix... • Answered on Nov 20, 2019

Mode dial is no working properly

Probably needs service
9/16/2017 11:22:34 PM • Panasonic Lumix... • Answered on Sep 16, 2017

Despite charging battery overnight red battery light flashes on camera when inserted

Mine did that and I needed a new battery
1/4/2016 8:37:30 PM • Panasonic Lumix... • Answered on Jan 04, 2016

Cant download pics from camera

The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries. Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use any photo management program such as Picasa: Organize edit and share your photos
11/15/2014 11:02:57 AM • Panasonic Lumix... • Answered on Nov 15, 2014

How can I resolve "system error" messages on startup?

Have you tried updating the Firmware.
7/22/2014 9:02:47 PM • Panasonic Lumix... • Answered on Jul 22, 2014

I have a panasonic Lumix

Your card is probably good. Go into the camera's setup menu and find the picture storage or memory section. Select external memory as default and you should be good to go.
5/3/2014 6:44:30 PM • Panasonic Lumix... • Answered on May 03, 2014

How can i fix it

Pull the memory car out of the camera, on the left side (label side) of the card is a tiny slider switch, it says "LOCK, made sure the slider is not in the lock position which is down, if the slider is not in the lock position then the memory card is defective.
12/16/2012 6:03:17 PM • Panasonic Lumix... • Answered on Dec 16, 2012

Cannot view DMC-FZ18 RAW images on Windows XP

If your camera shoots RAW images, they must be opened in a photo editing program that supports your camera such as Photoshop Elements.
11/12/2011 5:21:36 AM • Panasonic Lumix... • Answered on Nov 12, 2011

Custmer service number for Panasonic Digital

I assume you want to avoid making international calls if possible. Start with their global site. Select your region of the world and go from there.
11/4/2011 6:30:52 PM • Panasonic Lumix... • Answered on Nov 04, 2011

Where Can I download PHOTOfunStudio

Try to download in this link to nextle upgrade: panasonic.jp/support/soft/download/photofun20.
8/3/2011 8:35:21 AM • Panasonic Lumix... • Answered on Aug 03, 2011

My camera says it is

I take no cradit for this answer:


Worked like a charm. My card wasn't locked, nor was it defective, BUT the whole thing was driving me crazy!!
5/14/2011 4:47:41 PM • Panasonic Lumix... • Answered on May 14, 2011

I can see all the

SD cards have a slide switch along one edge. The position farthest from the contacts locks the card, protecting it from writes. The position nearest the contacts unlocks the card.
5/12/2011 7:30:33 AM • Panasonic Lumix... • Answered on May 12, 2011

Hello, How do I format my

Turn on camera, put camera in viewing picture mode. press menu/set, navigate to setup. on page 4 of setup, you have an option to format your memory card.
3/25/2011 4:51:06 AM • Panasonic Lumix... • Answered on Mar 25, 2011

Error message saying remove lens cap


The problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the probability is that you will have to get it fixed by a professional.

Use these at own risk as it may further damage the camera.

Firstly , try connecting your ac adapter or usb cable.

Try holding the shutter button while switching on the camera.

Look at the lens , and if some of the lens 'circles' is misaligned or not concentric then try wiggling it (while holding camera lens down).

Try gently pushing or pulling the lens when it extends but this is risky as it may cause the lens barrel to slip out of its guidance system.

Another way to do this is to place the camera lens down on a hard surface and then power it up. Be sure to use a soft cloth or something similar as to not scratch your lens or casing. Let the lens push the camera up and down a few times and sometimes the little resistance provided by the camera is enough to get things going again.

Try hitting your camera near the lens on the body with the soft tissue on the palm of your hand.

Other than that , I would take the camera to a repair centre for a evaluation to see if it would cost more to repair than to replace the camera.

If it is still under warranty I would suggest you take it in before trying any of these steps and remove any off-brand batteries or accessories as some stores are really fussy about warranty repairs on camera's with non-brand accessories.

You can also have a look at THIS link.

Hope the advise is useful. please do not hesitate to let me know if you need any further assistance. Also, please be so kind to let me know if you found this helpful.

2/13/2011 2:03:50 PM • Panasonic Lumix... • Answered on Feb 13, 2011
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