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China.
By Techno Solution on March 2, 2014
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Yes, some of the lens elements need to move in order to provide the image stabilization. Once power is applied, the image stabilization takes control of those floating elements to provide the in-lens image stabilization. This is perfectly normal.
Hope that helps,
Sean

By Sean K. on February 25, 2014
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It includes a Panasonic Products Limited Warranty for 1 Year on the
digital camera, which starts with the date of purchase.

By Byron E. Schumaker on March 9, 2014
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This camera will work as a standard onboard camera flash. That is in total darkness, a subject a few feet away will be lit but anything in the background will be black in the automatic settings. You can put the flash into slow sync mode which will slow the shutter speed down to try and capture more background but tha… see more This camera will work as a standard onboard camera flash. That is in total darkness, a subject a few feet away will be lit but anything in the background will be black in the automatic settings. You can put the flash into slow sync mode which will slow the shutter speed down to try and capture more background but that is likely to cause shaky pictures and does not make the flash any stronger. An onboard flash like this is really designed for working as a fill flash when shooting a high contrast scene. However, if you need a quick happy snap it does work to get a picture in dark environments. On manual setting you can do better. Flash power really depends on the aperture setting of you lens and your ISO. So in a manual mode you can use this flash in dark environments. First set your camera to manual and set the aperture as wide as it will go. A 1.4 or 1.8 lens is going to work best to increase the effectiveness of the flash but just set your lens wide open. Next set your shutter speed to 1/30 or 1/60 depending on how steady you shoot and how long the lens is. Now you need to crank up the ISO on the camera to get a -1 or -2 exposure or up to ISO3200 to 6400 which ever comes first. In JPEG those ISO are going to be usable for a computer screen or smaller printing. But you want to keep your ISO as low as possible. Now pop your flash up and shoot. If you were able to get to the -1 or -2 EV then you shoot have a nice picture of a properly exposed subject and a slightly underexposed background. This is a look I often go for anyway.
At aperture settings of 1.4 and 1.8, you can point this flash at the roof and bounce it off 8 ft ceilings to get nice diffused lighting on the subject.
It is not an incredibly powerful flash but if you know what you are doing it works great for the vast majority of situations. see less
This camera will work as a standard onboard camera flash. That is in total darkness, a subject a few feet away will be lit but anything in the background will be black in the automatic settings. You can put the flash into slow sync mode which will slow the shutter speed down to try and capture more background but that is likely to cause shaky pictures and does not make the flash any stronger. An onboard flash like this is really designed for working as a fill flash when shooting a high contrast scene. However, if you need a quick happy snap it does work to get a picture in dark environments. On manual setting you can do better. Flash power really depends on the aperture setting of you lens and your ISO. So in a manual mode you can use this flash in dark environments. First set your camera to manual and set the aperture as wide as it will go. A 1.4 or 1.8 lens is going to work best to increase the effectiveness of the flash but just set your lens wide open. Next set your shutter speed to 1/30 or 1/60 depending on how steady you shoot and how long the lens is. Now you need to crank up the ISO on the camera to get a -1 or -2 exposure or up to ISO3200 to 6400 which ever comes first. In JPEG those ISO are going to be usable for a computer screen or smaller printing. But you want to keep your ISO as low as possible. Now pop your flash up and shoot. If you were able to get to the -1 or -2 EV then you shoot have a nice picture of a properly exposed subject and a slightly underexposed background. This is a look I often go for anyway.
At aperture settings of 1.4 and 1.8, you can point this flash at the roof and bounce it off 8 ft ceilings to get nice diffused lighting on the subject.
It is not an incredibly powerful flash but if you know what you are doing it works great for the vast majority of situations.

By shuTTL3bus on January 23, 2014
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We regret to inform you this point and shoot model is self contained and not intended to work with external lenses. The unit's AutoFocus Macro setting allows you to focus on objects up to 3cm or .098 feet away.
By Panasonic Team on March 5, 2015
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12-32mm which is 24-64mm in full frame 35mm equivalent. The lens can also be removed and lenses with other zoom ranges can be attached.
By Sean K. on April 28, 2014
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Absolutely.
By Stephen G. Seko on July 1, 2016
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While I do not know for sure - I have used the camera for about a year and have never stumbled into directly imprinting a date on the image. I have also NOT specifically tried to do this but based on the target user of this camera I would be surprised if it had this option.
By BoomerBen on January 5, 2015
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No, an external microphone can not be used with this camcorder.
By Panasonic Team on December 4, 2013