If you experience a problem with your mirrorless Panasonic digital interchangeable lens camera (ILC), it’s likely your frustration level will skyrocket. No one wants to see an expensive piece of equipment malfunction.
Fortunately, Panasonic mirrorless cameras are pretty reliable pieces of gear, almost certainly giving you hours of error-free operation. On the occasion that you do end up having a issue, you may receive a benefit if the ILC gives you a clue as to the problem by displaying an error message on the LCD screen.
Be certain to take note of the error message, which will make it easier to figure out the exact problem. Then use these tips to fix your mirrorless Panasonic interchangeable lens camera!.
Charge lamp flashing. If the battery temperature is running too high, the battery may not be able to charge fully, causing the charge lamp to flash. Make sure the metal contacts on the battery are not dirty or smudged; if they are, use a dry cloth to clean them.
The flash is not open. With many Panasonic mirrorless cameras, you must open the flash unit manually, usually by pressing a button near the flash. If you’re trying to shoot a photo where the camera thinks it needs to use a flash, you may see this error message on the screen.
Memory card locked. Any error message that mentions the memory card typically can be solved by examining the memory card closely. If you’re using an SD memory card, which is the most common type of memory card used today, make sure the write protect switch is slid upward to unlock the card and allow the Panasonic mirrorless camera to write data to the card. If the switch is in the lock position, you may see this message.