Having problems with your Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ20 Digital Camera ?

The zoom only works upto 2X. When you zoom and it usually shows a bar from 1X to 12X, the camera only shows 1X to 2X. Any ideas? Thanks.


Answers :

Try going into the menu of the camera and reset your camera. Other than that you may have a bad lens.
Your problem is that you have selected a setting for a conversion lens (an add on wide or tele lens)!
\015\012You'll find the setting under REC 3/3
\015\012menu - up - conversion - OFF
\015\012
\015\012Drove me nuts for a while!
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