Having problems with your Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS5 Digital Camera ?

I have a lumix camera and whenever it's cold it has me turn on and off the camera for a good 5 minutes or more before it stays on, and even then it zooms in all the way and won't take pictures


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How cold is cold? These point and shoot type cameras with the metal housings just do not like cold because the metal contract in the cold and makes every moving part harder to move also the lubricant gets sticky adding more difficult. Batteries in cold weather suffer rapid loss of power as well compounding the problem. In film days I'd shoot below zero but have to be careful not to snap the film when winding, Digital cameras "semi pro and professional" I can get down to about 46 F before they start getting upset batteries start first in lack or loosing power. Below this I swap batteries in and out keeping sets in my inside pockets Coldest I've shot is -5F and the camera was only in the real cold for eight minutes. Now a point and shooter with the integral lens I'd just guess that anything below 45F would be asking a bunch and the actual operating temperature for your camera is between 32 and 104 F also I think your camera has a vibration reduction or image stabilizing system which when cold will do two things **** the life out of any battery and cause damage to the motor driving the stabilizer. Cheers from Robert in Canada
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