Having problems with your Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3 Digital Camera ?

As I was putting my beautiful camera back into the case, the camera switched on and I think there may be a problem with the zoom as it seems to do a little dance. I believe the lens slid out and pressed against the case before I was able to get the camera turned off.


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Oh that sounds like you may have striped the drive gear that moves the lens back and forth if it jumped a tooth then its now out of focas and will keep trying to fine it by moving in and out by its self i would say the only way is drop it into the shop for repair, if its a realy good one,, ie, a pricy camera,, if its not that pricy buy a new one,, camera repairs are not cheap but this one may be? you never know!
Hi, when i turn my camera in pitch places with no lights on, i see a red see through spot in almost the middle of the screen but its not the screen and lens is clean, when in light places there is no red see through spot, i never notice that until now, what is that red see through spot is not the assist light. it just there in dark places
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