Lumix Digital Cameras FAQs

  1. Where does my Lumix digital camera store the pictures I take?

  2. What are the main advantages of Panasonic Lumix digital cameras?

  3. What accessories are included with the Lumix digital camera?

  4. Can I buy optional accessories for my Lumix digital camera?

  5. What is the focal length and the 35mm Equivalent of the Lumix digital still cameras?

  6. What computers can be used with the Lumix digital cameras?

  7. What is the shutter speed of the Lumix cameras?

  8. Can the new Panasonic digital still cameras work with Windows 2000?

  9. What are the weight and dimensions of the Lumix digital still cameras?

  10. What is the DPOF Print Mark Function?

  11. Will pictures be lost if the battery is removed?

  12. After one minute my camera's LCD screen turns black. Is there something wrong with the camera?

  13. Can these cameras only be used with Arcsoft software?

  14. What are the warranty terms for Lumix models?

  15. How do I turn the camera on?


1. Where does my Lumix digital camera store the pictures I take?
Unlike 35mm cameras that store images on film, Panasonic digital cameras store images on SD Cards, which make sharing and storing your pictures easy and convenient. You simply insert a SD Card into the camera, take pictures until the card is full, and then you can download the pictures onto your PC, erase some or all of the images on the card and use it again, or you can just replace it with a fresh card.

2. What are the main advantages of Panasonic Lumix digital cameras?

  • The Leica lens
    Panasonic Lumix digital cameras are equipped with a lens made by Leica, a world-renowned and well-respected manufacturer of precision optical technologies.

  • The SD Advantage
    All Panasonic Lumix digital cameras come with an SD (Secure Digital) card and slot. SD cards offer high storage capacity and a high data transfer rate (up to 2MB per second), but only weigh approximately 2 grams and are only about the size of a postage stamp. Also, because it's quick and easy to download pictures from your SD card to your computer, it's simple to erase the card and re-use it. This means you won't have to pay for any more rolls of film or film development.

    Not only can you use your SD card with your digital camera and computer, but because SD is compatible with other electronic devices such as PDAs, portable digital audio players, digital video camcorders and cell phones, data sharing is a cinch.

  • The MEGA BURST shooting mode
    The MEGA BURST mode is a technologically-advanced consecutive shooting feature with multi-task Image Processing. The unique aspect of the MEGA BURST mode is its rapid shooting speed of 4 frames per second, allowing you to take up to 8 pictures (available on select models) with just one press of the button. And all of this without sacrificing resolution!
  • 3. What accessories are included with the Lumix digital camera?

    The included contents are:

  • SD Memory Card (32MB) - RP-SDO32
  • Battery Pack
  • AC Adaptor - DE-877BA
  • USB Connection Kit: USB Connection Cable, CD-ROM
  • A/V Cable - KlV203ClOOOl
  • Strap - VFC3781
  • Lens Cap - VYKOB77
  • Lens Cap String - VFC3733
  • Monitor Hood
  • Metal Plate - VHD1110
  • 4. Can I buy optional accessories for my Lumix digital camera?

    Yes. We offer the following accessories:

    Accessories for the DMC-LC5 and DMC-LC40
  • DMW-LA1 Conversion Lens Adaptor
  • DMW-LMC52 MC Protector
  • DMW-LC52 Close-up Lens
  • DMW-LT52 Teleconversion Lens
  • DMW-LW52 Wide Conversion Les
  • DMW-FL28 External Flash (GN28)
  • CGR-S602A/1B Lithium Ion Battery pack

    Accessories for the DMC-LC20
  • PV-SAC10 AC adaptor

    Accessories for the DMC-F7
  • CGA-S101A/1B Lithium Ion Battery pack
  • Optional accessories may not be carried by all Panasonic retailers. To locate a dealer nearest you, please call 1-800-211-PANA or use our Dealer Locator on this site.

    To order accessories directly, please call our Accessory Order Line at 1-800-332-5368

    5. What is the focal length and the 35mm Equivalent of the Lumix digital still cameras?

    Model Number Focal Length 35mm
    DMC-F7 5.3mm 35mm
    DMC-LC20 5mm 32mm
    DMC-LC40 7mm 33mm
    DMC-LC5 7mm 33mm

    6. What computers can be used with the Lumix digital cameras?
    Microsoft Windows 98 preinstalled PC with USB port, Windows 2000 PC with USB port, iMac or Power Macintosh G3 or G4 with USB port, and Mac OS version 8.1 or later are required.

    7. What is the shutter speed of the Lumix cameras?

  • DMC-F7: 2 sec - 1/2000
  • DMC-LC20: 1 sec - 1/1000
  • DMC-LC40: 8 - 1/1000
  • DMC-LC5: 8 - 1/1000
  • 8. Can the new Panasonic digital still cameras work with Windows 2000®?
    Yes. The driver software is in the camera box.

    9. What are the weight and dimensions of the Lumix digital still cameras?

    They are as follows (Dimensions: WxHxD / Weight without battery):

  • DMC-LC5: 5x3.2x2.5 inches/12.7oz
  • DMC-LC40: 4.1x3.0x2.6 inches/11.3oz
  • DMC-LC20: 3.9x2.6x1.6 inches/6.9 oz
  • DMC-F7: 4x2x1.2 inches/5.3oz
  • 10. What is the DPOF Print Mark Function?
    The DPOF Print Mark Function allows you to sort through the SD memory card and select the images you want to print by electronically marking them. You can then print the marked images on any DPOF compatible printer by hitting the AUTO PRINT button.

    11. Will pictures be lost if the battery is removed?
    No. The pictures will be retained on the removable media.

    12. After one minute my camera's LCD screen turns black. Is there something wrong with the camera?
    No. All Panasonic digital cameras have a POWER DOWN feature to conserve battery power. If there is over one minute of inactivity, the LCD will power down to conserve the battery. Simply hit the SHTR button, and the LCD will turn ON.

    13. Can these cameras only be used with Arcsoft software?
    No. These cameras store images in a JPEG format (DMC-LC5 and DMC-LC40 can also store images in the TIFF format) and can be used with any software package that can open a JPEG or TIFF image.

    14. What are the warranty terms for Lumix models?
    The limited warranty is one-year parts, 90 days labor (CCD is 6 months parts, 90 days labor). See operating instructions for details.

    15. How do I turn the camera on?
    You must first open the lens cover with the slider, and then push the slider all the way over to the left.

     

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