Any way to calibrate the level gauge / tilt sensor in Panasonic cameras?

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by MarkRyan, Oct 13, 2016.

  1. MarkRyan

    MarkRyan Instagram: @MRSallee Subscribing Member

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    May 3, 2013
    California
    Just got a Panasonic G7 from Amazon, and the internal tilt sensor (gyroscope) is wayyy off. Like ~120 degrees off. The camera thinks I'm shooting portrait mode with the camera completely level.

    Is there a way to recalibrate the sensor? I believe Olympus cameras have this option, but I can't find one in the G7.

    Cheers.
     
  2. MarkRyan

    MarkRyan Instagram: @MRSallee Subscribing Member

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    May 3, 2013
    California
    Photo shows the miscalibration...
     

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  3. Sarky Git

    Sarky Git Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 6, 2016
    There's nothing in the manual and I've never heard of a way to calibrate the tilt sensor. I think you'll have to send it off for repairs.
     
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  4. Bif

    Bif Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    May 28, 2012
    San Angelo TX
    Bruce Foreman
    If you bought it new Amazon should replace it. If you got it used, Amazon will refund - contact them.

    Then you can shop for another, the G7 is well worth getting a good one.

    Mine may "go on the block" soon, I have a G85 pre-ordered. Haven't decided yet, I really like mine.
     
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  5. Stanga

    Stanga Mu-43 Veteran

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    Oct 16, 2016
    There is a reset function in the menu on the camera. Just reset the camera and the tilt sensor should be OK then.
     
  6. Wasabi Bob

    Wasabi Bob Mu-43 All-Pro

    On the G7, calibration is done by service. On the newer models it can be user calibrated. I don't believe RESET will fix this.
     
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