20 Most Recent Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28 Digital Camera Questions & Answers


System error (o.i.s)


This error is for the optical image stabilisation.

Generally the camera should be ok after your turn it on and off again. The error you are getting is because either the OIS has malfunctioned or is stuck.

I suggest that you take out its memory stick, the battery etc and keep the camera like that for about 15 minutes. Then only reinsert the battery (fully Charged) and try to power on.

Try a little tap ( but not too hard) on the side of the camera....this might realign if the OIS has got misaligned. If you are lucky, you would get if fixed.

If the problem still persists, you need to contact Panasonic.

Hope i helped you.

Thanks for using ' Fixya ' and have a nice day!!

12/4/2020 6:12:29 AM • Panasonic Lumix... • Answered on Dec 04, 2020

I need to edit some files I recorded on my

The .MOV files are apple quicktime files. you can download quicktime or install K-lite codec pack, which will let you open the files in Windows Media player. It may even let edit them in Windows Movie-maker. Cheers.
11/20/2019 11:27:10 AM • Panasonic Lumix... • Answered on Nov 20, 2019

Lumix FS-15 "System error (focus)"

I have the same issue with my 3 month old Lumix DMC FS15 plus it won't focus and gives the error message to "turn camera off and then on" This doesn't fix it.

Bottom line fix: Don't buy this camera again and don't recommend other buy it.
10/28/2018 6:11:09 PM • Panasonic Lumix... • Answered on Oct 28, 2018

I want to purchase Tele converter ,atleast 2x. i am in to Birding

Googling the item gives this info : 'all the zoom range you could ever need (27-486mm, 35mm equivalent). However, if that's still not enough there is also an optional 1.7x tele converter available'. However, if you are 'really into birding', a DSLR with interchangeable lenses would serve you far better, as the optics are of a far higher quality, with a greater resolving power.
9/1/2017 9:52:48 AM • Panasonic Lumix... • Answered on Sep 01, 2017

I have a panasonic fz28.

Hi! Here is a link to the troubleshooting part of the manual. I hope it will help you http://manualsbrain.com/en/manuals/1430267/?page=139
5/26/2017 4:28:22 PM • Panasonic Lumix... • Answered on May 26, 2017

System error: zoom message with Panasonic Lumix FS15 camera

I had the same problem, i switched the camera on in capture mode and zoomed in and applied a little pressure to the lens which made a slight click but retracted and has worked fine since. I may of just been lucky but the camera is fully functional again, could be worth a try.
5/22/2017 8:27:25 PM • Panasonic Lumix... • Answered on May 22, 2017

Why does my Panasonic DMCFZ28 take pictures when I push the zoom lever?

Hi, I suspect the snap key is shot circuited, use contact cleaner spray in the click button often press it to get ride of possible carbon shot circuit between the switch. in some cases the processor will malfunction, and if moisture or water particles gone inside, you must open the cam and clean the motherboard thoroughly with PCB cleaning agent.
4/20/2016 9:38:15 PM • Panasonic Lumix... • Answered on Apr 20, 2016

What's wrong with my camera?

I think that you need a professional's help on this one
7/10/2015 11:55:08 PM • Panasonic Lumix... • Answered on Jul 10, 2015

Concert sound problem...

You need to transfer the file into computer, and then clean the audio using a software program.

If you want a professinal tool, download software from:

Steinberg Media Technologies

You can also find some free software with basic sound editing, filtering and cleaning option, see:

Sound Cleaner
Download Sound Cleaner free software

6/16/2015 8:22:14 AM • Panasonic Lumix... • Answered on Jun 16, 2015

My Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28 will not power on, although the battery has been charged.

Previously posted and asked question. Does unit do anything? Remove and replace battery.
12/24/2014 5:12:55 PM • Panasonic Lumix... • Answered on Dec 24, 2014

How does view finder focus panasonic dmc-fz28

Slide on the left side of viewfinder
7/31/2014 8:03:02 PM • Panasonic Lumix... • Answered on Jul 31, 2014

Digital zoom won't retract fully

If you've powered on and off the device multiple times and it still won't retract it's likely the delicate mechanism that retracts the lens was damage. Generally that is not repairable...
7/22/2014 9:01:04 PM • Panasonic Lumix... • Answered on Jul 22, 2014

System error (zoom) camera frozen Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ28


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 center 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.

5/18/2014 2:16:43 AM • Panasonic Lumix... • Answered on May 18, 2014
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