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

Suddenly the pictures I take with my Lumix DMC-ZS3 have dark, shadowy, relatively circular spots on them. The spots are more noticeable when I zoom in. The spots are always in the same places on my images. This is my favorite camera of all time and I very distressed over this issue. I suspect dust has collected somewhere inside the lens where I can not get at it. I have gently cleaned the outside surface of the lens and have blown it off with compressed air but the problem persists, What c


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Suddenly the pictures I take with my Lumix DMC-ZS3 have dark, shadowy, relatively circular spots on them. The spots are more noticeable when I zoom in. The spots are always in the same places on my images. This is my favorite camera of all time and I very distressed over this issue. I suspect dust has collected somewhere inside the lens where I can not get at it. I have gently cleaned the outside surface of the lens and have blown it off with compressed air but the problem persists, What c


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Dust particle inside lens


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I have noticed what seems to be dust that i feel is on the inside of my lens,when i am at different focal lengths and certain shoting mode I see small orbs on the lcd screen and they also show up on the picture. i tried to shoot compressed air into the camera and they seem to have moved some .Is there any way of getting the camera open safely to cleen it better. What might be your suggestion??


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