I have owned my Lumix tz7 for a little over a year and was very happy with it until my recent visit in barcelona.
I always carry my lumix in the panasonic bag and had used it only on few occasions. However all the sudden in barcelona I had a smudge on all of my pictures one morning. You cannot see any scratches or other damages or impacts on the lens.
I do not know how this happened or what it is. The smudge is not on the display since it is on the photos themselves as well (I have attached here one so you know what I mean (new link) http://dl.dropbox.com/u/20327/Lumix/P1030695.JPG
I have reset all my camera settings and also flashed a new firmware on the camera. None of which helped. I can’t send the camera into panasonic since a year since purchase has just gone by and the warranty in europe is therefore gone too.
Do you guys have any idea what I can do/try to fix it? Is that a common problem?
Thanks for your help in advance