Operating Instructions
for advanced features
Digital Camera
Model No.
DMC-TZ30
DMC-TZ31
DMC-TZ27
Before use, please read these instructions completely.
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Contents
Before use
Basics
Before use............................................... 6
About GPS DMC-TZ30 DMC-TZ31 . ..........8
Standard Accessories............................ 9
Names and Functions of Main Parts.... 10
Cursor button............................................... 11
Touch operations..........................................12
Preparations
Charging battery................................... 13
Inserting the battery.....................................14
Charging the battery.....................................15
Remaining battery........................................16
Guidelines for number of recordable
pictures and operating time..........................17
Inserting and removing the card
(optional)............................................... 19
Picture save destination
(cards and built-in memory)................ 20
Sequence of operations....................... 25
Taking pictures with your own settings
[Program AE] Mode.............................. 27
How to adjust focus............................. 28
Touching the screen and recording
(Touch Shutter function)...................... 29
Touching the screen and adjusting
the focus and exposure
(Touch AF/AE function)........................ 30
Taking pictures with automatic settings
[Intelligent Auto] Mode......................... 31
About flash...................................................31
Automatic Scene Detection..........................32
About the Happy colour setting....................32
[Motion Deblur].............................................33
[iHandheld Nite Shot]...................................33
[iHDR] (intelligent High Dynamic Range).....34
AF Tracking..................................................35
[Intelligent Auto] Mode restrictions...............36
Displaying the picture recording capacity.....21
Recording capacity guidelines
(pictures/recording time)..............................22
Taking motion pictures........................ 37
Setting the clock................................... 23
Viewing your pictures
[Normal Play]........................................ 42
To change time setting.................................24
Recording still pictures while a motion
picture is being recorded..............................41
Zooming in and viewing
“Playback Zoom”..........................................43
Viewing a list of pictures
“Multi Playback”............................................43
Viewing pictures by their recording date
“Calendar Playback”.....................................44
Viewing motion pictures...................... 45
Capturing still pictures from motion
pictures.........................................................47
[Video Divide]...............................................48
Deleting pictures.................................. 49
To delete multiple (up to 100)/
To delete all pictures....................................50
Setting the menu.................................. 51
Menu type....................................................52
Using Quick menu........................................53
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Contents
Using the [Setup] menu....................... 54
[Clock Set]....................................................54
[Auto Clock Set]
DMC-TZ30 DMC-TZ31 . ...........................54
[World Time].................................................54
[Travel Date].................................................54
[Beep]...........................................................54
[Volume].......................................................55
[Cust.Set Mem.]...........................................55
[LCD Display]...............................................55
[LCD Mode]..................................................55
[Guide Line]..................................................56
[Histogram]...................................................56
[Video Rec Area]..........................................56
[Zoom Resume]............................................56
[Economy]....................................................57
[Auto Review]...............................................57
[No.Reset]....................................................58
[Reset]..........................................................58
[USB Mode]..................................................58
[Output]........................................................59
[VIERA Link].................................................59
[3D Playback]...............................................59
[Rotate Disp.]...............................................60
[Version Disp.]..............................................60
[Format]........................................................60
[Language]...................................................61
[Demo Mode]................................................61
Application (Record)
Changing recording information
display................................................... 62
Using Zoom........................................... 63
Using the zoom by performing touch
operations....................................................64
Zoom types and use.....................................65
Taking pictures with flash.................... 66
Taking close-up pictures..................... 68
Focus range.................................................68
[Macro Zoom]...............................................69
Taking pictures with self-timer............ 70
Taking pictures with Exposure
Compensation....................................... 71
Recording while exposure is changed
automatically ([Auto Bracket])......................72
Determine aperture and shutter speed
and record ............................................ 73
[Aperture-Priority] Mode...............................73
[Shutter-Priority] Mode.................................73
[Manual Exposure] Mode.............................74
Taking Pictures with different picture
effects
[Creative Control] mode....................... 75
Taking pictures according to the scene
[Scene Mode]........................................ 77
[Portrait]........................................................78
[Soft Skin].....................................................78
[Scenery]......................................................78
[Panorama Shot]..........................................78
[Sports].........................................................80
[Night Portrait]..............................................80
[Night Scenery].............................................80
[Handheld Night Shot]..................................80
[HDR]...........................................................81
[Food]...........................................................81
[Baby]...........................................................81
[Pet]..............................................................81
[Sunset]........................................................82
[High Sens.]..................................................82
[Glass Through]............................................82
[Underwater].................................................82
[High Speed Video]......................................83
Taking 3D pictures
[3D Photo Mode]................................... 84
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Contents
Register your own settings and record
[Custom] Mode..................................... 85
[Cust.Set Mem.]...........................................85
[Custom].......................................................86
Burst function....................................... 87
Recording with the Face Recognition
function
[Face Recog.]........................................ 89
Registering face pictures ............................90
Editing or deleting information about
registered persons ......................................91
Useful features for travel..................... 92
[Travel Date].................................................92
[World Time] ................................................93
Entering Text......................................... 94
Using the [Rec] menu........................... 95
Application (View)
Playing back still pictures recorded
using the burst function.................... 109
Different playback methods
[Playback Mode]..................................111
[2D/3D Settings]......................................... 111
[Slide Show]............................................... 112
[Filtering Play]............................................ 114
[Calendar]................................................... 114
Retouching pictures........................... 115
[Auto Retouch]........................................... 115
[Creative Retouch]..................................... 116
Using the [Playback] menu............... 117
[Aspect Ratio]...............................................95
[Picture Size]................................................95
[Quality]........................................................96
[Sensitivity]...................................................96
[White Balance]............................................97
[AF Mode].....................................................99
[Quick AF]...................................................100
[Face Recog.].............................................101
[Metering Mode].........................................101
[i.Exposure]................................................101
[Min. Shtr Speed].......................................102
[i.Resolution]..............................................102
[Digital Zoom].............................................102
[Burst].........................................................103
[Color Mode]...............................................103
[AF Assist Lamp]........................................103
[Red-Eye Removal]....................................104
[Stabilizer]..................................................104
[Date Stamp]..............................................105
[Clock Set]..................................................105
Using the [Motion Picture] menu...... 106
[Rec Mode].................................................106
[Rec Quality]...............................................107
[Continuous AF]..........................................108
[Wind Cut]..................................................108
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[Upload Set]............................................... 117
[Title Edit]................................................... 118
[Edit GPS Data]
DMC-TZ30 DMC-TZ31 . ......................... 118
[Text Stamp]............................................... 119
[Resize]......................................................121
[Cropping]...................................................122
[Favorite]....................................................123
[Print Set]...................................................124
[Protect]......................................................125
[Face Rec Edit]...........................................126
[Copy].........................................................127
Contents
GPS and map functions
Connecting with other devices
DMC-TZ30 DMC-TZ31
Using the GPS function to record the
location of a picture........................... 128
Viewing on TV screen........................ 156
VIERA Link (HDMI) (HDAVI Control™)......158
Viewing 3D still pictures.............................160
Using the GPS function to execute
positioning..................................................129
Executing the positioning function right
away to update the current location...........132
Changing place name information to be
displayed....................................................134
Disabling the positioning function when
the camera is turned off ............................135
Keep the recorded still pictures and
motion pictures................................... 162
Changing the place name
information to be recorded................ 136
Changing the recorded GPS
information.......................................... 137
Using with your PC............................. 164
Copy by inserting the SD card into the
recorder......................................................162
Dubbing playback pictures via AV cables
(optional)....................................................162
Use “PHOTOfunSTUDIO” to copy
to your computer .......................................163
Copying still pictures and motion pictures
recorded in [MP4] and [High Speed Video]
Scene Mode
(except AVCHD motion pictures)................165
Uploading pictures to image-sharing
websites.....................................................167
[Edit Location]............................................137
[Edit Place Name]......................................138
Adjusting the time using GPS........... 140
Reducing the time required for
positioning.......................................... 141
About the “GPS Assist Tool”.......................141
Using the “GPS Assist Tool”.......................142
Updating the GPS assist data....................144
Checking the expiration date of the GPS
assist data..................................................145
Using the map function...................... 146
Confirming the place where you took a
picture using a map....................................146
Displaying your current location
on a map....................................................147
Displaying only pictures taken in the
same area..................................................148
Displaying a map by selecting a country
or region.....................................................149
Printing................................................ 168
Printing multiple pictures............................170
Print with date and text...............................170
Making print settings on the camera..........171
Others
List of LCD monitor displays............. 172
Message displays............................... 176
Q&A Troubleshooting....................... 178
Usage cautions and notes................. 186
Using the map data on the DVD
(supplied)............................................ 150
Installing “LUMIX Map Tool”.......................150
Copying the map data to a memory card....151
Registering my landmark.................. 153
Registering my landmark from a map........153
Registering the recording location as my
landmark....................................................154
Selecting My landmark and displaying it
on a map....................................................155
Editing or deleting my registered landmark....155
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Licence Agreement for Place Name
and Map Data
DMC-TZ30 DMC-TZ31 . .........................190
Before use
■■Camera handling
Keep the camera away from excessive vibration, force,
or pressure.
●●Avoid using the camera under the following conditions,
which may damage the lens, LCD monitor, or camera
body. This may also cause the camera to malfunction or
prevent recording.
••Dropping or hitting the camera against a hard surface
••Sitting down with the camera in your pants pocket or
forcing it into a full bag
••Adding accessories to the camera strap
••Pushing with excessive force on the lens or LCD monitor
The camera is not dust resistant, splash resistant, or
waterproof.
Avoid using the camera in places with excessive dust
or sand, or where water can come into contact with the
camera.
●●Avoid using the camera under the following conditions,
which present a risk that sand, water, or foreign material
may enter the camera through the lens or openings around
buttons. Be especially careful because these conditions
may damage the camera, and such damage may not be
repairable.
••In extremely dusty or sandy places
••In the rain or by the shore, where the camera may be
exposed to water
■■Condensation (When the lens or the LCD monitor is fogged up)
●●Condensation may occur when the camera is exposed to
sudden changes of temperature or humidity. Avoid these
conditions, which may make the lens or LCD monitor dirty,
cause mould, or damage the camera.
●●If condensation does occur, turn off the camera and wait
about two hours before using it. Once the camera adjusts
to the surrounding temperature, fogginess will clear
naturally.
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Before use
■■Always take a test shot first
Before important events when you will use the camera (at weddings, for example),
always take a test shot to make sure that pictures and sound record correctly.
■■No compensation for missed shots
We cannot compensate for missed shots if technical problems with the camera or card
prevent recording.
■■Carefully observe copyright laws
Unauthorised use of recordings which contain works with copyright for purposes other
than personal use is prohibited under copyright law. Recording of certain material may
be restricted even for the purpose of personal use.
■■Also refer to “Usage cautions and notes” (→186)
●●Please note that the actual controls and components, menu items, and other
information for your digital camera may differ from those in the illustrations and
screens provided in this manual. When operation or other information is more or
less the same between models, DMC-TZ30/DMC-TZ31 is used as examples for the
instructions provided in this manual.
●●The operations, procedures, or functions that differ among models are indicated
separately, together with the relevant model number.
(Example) DMC-TZ30 DMC-TZ31
DMC-TZ27
●●Recording mode icons
Recording mode:
Available recording modes
Unavailable recording modes
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Before use
About GPS
DMC-TZ30 DMC-TZ31
■■About the camera’s location name information
Before using the camera, be sure to read “Licence Agreement for Place Name and Map
Data”. (→190)
■■When [GPS Setting] is [ON], the GPS function works even if the camera is turned
OFF.
••Electromagnetic waves from the camera can affect instruments and meters. In
airplane cabins (during takeoff and landing) or in other restricted areas, set [GPS
Setting] to [OFF] or set [Airplane Mode] to [ON], and then turn off the camera. (→129, 135)
••When [GPS Setting] is [ON] and [Airplane Mode] is [OFF], power will drain from the
battery even if the camera is turned OFF.
■■Recording location information
••The names of recording locations and landmarks (such as buildings) are current as of
December 2011. These will not be updated.
••Depending on the country or area, limited location name and landmark information
may be available.
■■Positioning
••Positioning will take time in environments where it is difficult to receive the signals
from the GPS satellites. (→128)
••Even if GPS reception is good, it will take approx. 2 to 3 minutes to
successfully execute positioning under the following conditions: when
positioning is executed for the first time, or when positioning is executed after
the camera is turned off with the [GPS Setting] set to [OFF] or [Airplane Mode]
set to [ON], and then turned on again.
Positioning can be executed faster using GPS assist data. (→141)
••Because the positions of the GPS satellites are constantly changing, depending on
the recording location and conditions, it may not be possible to position such satellites
accurately, or positioning discrepancy may occur.
■■When using in another country
••The GPS function may not work in China or in the border regions of countries
neighboring China. (Current as of December 2011)
••Some countries or regions may regulate the use of GPS or related technology.
Because this camera has a GPS function, before taking it into another country, check
with the embassy or your travel agency whether there are any restrictions on bringing
cameras with a GPS function.
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Standard Accessories
Check that all the accessories are supplied before using the camera.
●●The accessories and their shape will differ depending on the country or area where the
camera was purchased.
For details on the accessories, refer to Basic Operating Instructions.
●●Battery Pack is indicated as battery pack or battery in the text.
●●SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card and SDXC Memory Card are indicated as card
in the text.
●●Please dispose of all packaging appropriately.
●●Keep small parts in a safe place out of the reach of children.
■■Optional accessories
••Cards are optional. You can record or play back pictures on the built-in memory
when you are not using a card. (→20)
••Consult the dealer or your nearest Service Centre if you lose the supplied
accessories.
(You can purchase the accessories separately.)
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Names and Functions of Main Parts
Mode dial (→25)
Use this to select the recording mode.
Flash (→66)
DMC-TZ30 DMC-TZ31
Built-in GPS antenna (→128)
Self-timer indicator (→70) /
AF Assist Lamp (→103)
Lens barrel
Lens (→6, 188)
DMC-TZ30 DMC-TZ31
GPS status indicator
(→129)
Speaker (→55)
Zoom lever (→63)
Operate this when zooming in on a distant subject
to record it larger.
Motion picture button (→37)
Record motion pictures.
Camera ON/OFF switch
Use this to turn the camera’s power on and off.
Microphone (→26, 37)
Shutter button (→27, 28)
Use this to focus and record still pictures.
Tripod receptacle (→188)
Card/Battery door (→14, 19)
Release lever (→14, 19)
●●The illustrations and screens in this manual may differ from the actual product.
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Names and Functions of Main Parts
LCD monitor
REC/PLAY switch (→25)
Use this to select the recording mode or playback
mode.
(→55, 62, 172)
We recommend
using the supplied
hand strap to
avoid dropping
the camera.
[EXPOSURE] button (→73)
In the recording mode:
Operate this when setting the shutter speed or
aperture value. (Only in the
mode)
DMC-TZ30 DMC-TZ31 [MAP] button (→146)
In the playback mode: Map is displayed.
[DISP.] button
(→62)
Use this to change
display.
Charging lamp
[HDMI] socket
(→16)
[Q.MENU] / [
/
(→156, 158)
] button
[AV OUT/DIGITAL]
socket
In the recording mode: Quick menu is displayed.
(→53)
In the playback mode: Pictures are deleted. (→49)
During menu operations: The previous screen is
restored.
(→15, 156, 165, 168)
This socket is also
used when charging
the battery.
Cursor button
[MENU/SET]
Up cursor button ( )
•• Use this to display the menus,
enter the settings, etc. (→51)
•• Exposure Compensation,
Auto Bracket etc. (→71, 72)
Left cursor button ( )
•• Self-timer (→70)
Right cursor button ( )
•• Flash (→66)
Down cursor button ( )
•• Macro Mode etc. (→68)
●●In this manual, the button that is used is indicated by
.
●●The illustrations and screens in this manual may differ from the actual product.
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Names and Functions of Main Parts
Touch operations
This camera’s touch screen senses pressure that is applied to the screen.
Touch
To “touch” is to press the touch screen
and then pull the finger back again.
Touching is used to select icons or pictures,
among other actions.
•• Touch an icon near its centre. If multiple
icons are touched simultaneously, the
camera may not operate normally.
Drag
To “drag” is to touch and slide your finger
across the touch screen surface.
Dragging (sliding your finger across the screen)
is used to scroll the pictures or change the
range of the pictures displayed.
●●If the type of sheet made to protect LCD screens that are available in the market is to
be used, observe the precautions that are contained with the sheet. (Some types of
protective sheets may impair the screen’s appearance and ease of operation.)
●●If the camera is used with a protective sheet available on the market attached to
its screen or if the screen is not very responsive, touch the screen with a little more
pressure.
●●If your hand is pressed against the touch screen when holding the camera, the touch
screen will not work properly.
●●Do not press on the LCD monitor with hard pointed tips, such as ballpoint pens.
●●Do not press the touch screen with your fingernails.
●●Clean the LCD monitor with a soft, dry cloth if there are fingerprints or other kinds of dirt
on it.
●●For details of the icons that appear on the touch screen, refer to “List of LCD monitor
displays” (→172 - 175).
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Charging battery
••Always use the dedicated AC adaptor (supplied), USB connection cable
(supplied), and battery for this camera.
Always charge before first use! (battery shipped uncharged)
••Charge the battery while it is in the camera.
Camera status
Turn off (also in [Sleep Mode] (→57))
Charge
Yes
Turn on
No∗
∗During playback only, the camera operates using power supplied from the electrical outlet via the
USB connection cable (supplied). (The battery is not charged.)
●●When the battery does not have sufficient remaining power, charging may be done
regardless of the camera ON/OFF switch setting.
●●If the battery is not inserted, neither charging nor power supplying is made.
■■About batteries that you can use with this unit
It has been found that counterfeit battery packs which look very similar to the
genuine products are made available to purchase in some markets. Some of
these battery packs are not adequately protected with internal protection to
meet the requirements of appropriate safety standards. There is a possibility
that these battery packs may lead to fire or explosion. Please be advised that
we are not liable for any accident or failure occurring as a result of use of a
counterfeit battery pack. To ensure that safe products are used we recommend
that a genuine Panasonic battery pack is used.
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Charging battery
Inserting the battery
To charge the battery, insert it into the camera.
••Set the camera ON/OFF switch to OFF
Slide to the release lever to the
[OPEN] position and open the card/
battery door
Release lever
[OPEN]
[LOCK]
Insert the battery all the way
••Make sure to insert the battery in the correct
orientation.
••Insert all the way firmly until a locking sound
is heard, and check that the lever is hooked
over the battery.
Lever
Close the card/battery door
••Slide the release lever to the [LOCK] position.
■■To remove battery
Move the lever in the card/battery
compartment in the direction of the arrow.
●●Always use genuine Panasonic batteries.
●●If you use other batteries, we cannot guarantee the quality of this product.
●●Remove battery from camera after use.
••Keep the battery in a plastic bag, making sure that it is kept away from metallic
objects (such as clips) when carrying or storing the battery.
●●To remove the battery, turn the camera off and wait until the LUMIX indicator on the
LCD monitor goes off. (Failure to wait may cause the camera to malfunction and may
damage the card or recorded data.)
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Charging battery
Charging the battery
We recommend charging in a location where the ambient temperature is between 10 °C
and 30 °C (50 °F to 86 °F) (same for the battery temperature).
Set the camera ON/OFF switch to OFF
AC adaptor (supplied)
Align the marks ( to ) and
insert the plug.
Charging lamp
(→16)
USB connection cable (supplied)
•• Always check the direction of the pins and hold
the plug straight to insert or remove it.
(If the cable is inserted in the wrong direction, the
pins could become deformed and cause faulty
operation.)
Computer
Getting ready:
Turn on the computer.
■■Charging the battery by connecting the camera to the electrical outlet
Connect the AC adaptor (supplied) and the camera using the USB connection cable
(supplied), and plug the AC adaptor (supplied) into the electrical outlet.
••Be sure to only use the AC adaptor (supplied) indoors.
■■Charging the battery through the computer
Connect a computer to the camera using the USB connection cable (supplied).
●●It may not be possible to charge the battery from some computers depending on the
computer specifications.
●●If the computer enters hibernation mode during charging, charging may be stopped.
●●If a notebook computer that is not connected to an electrical outlet is connected to
the camera, the battery of the notebook computer will be depleted. Do not leave the
camera and notebook connected for a long period of time.
●●Always connect the USB connection cable to the USB connector on your computer. Do
not connect the USB connection cable to the USB connector of the monitor, keyboard,
printer, or USB hub.
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Charging battery
■■Charging lamp indications
On:Charging in progress
Off:Charging stops (After charging stops, disconnect the camera from the electrical
outlet or your computer.)
■■Notes on charging time
When using the AC adaptor (supplied)
Charging time
Approx. 260 min
••The charging time indicated above is the time required for charging in case when the
battery is completely used up. The time required for charging differs depending on
conditions of battery usage. Charging takes longer in cases when temperatures are
either high or low and when the battery has not been used for a long period of time.
••The time required for charging through the computer varies depending on the
specifications of the computer.
●●Do not use any other USB connection cables except the supplied one. Doing so may
cause malfunction of the camera.
●●Do not use a USB extension cable.
●●Do not use any other AC adaptors except the supplied one.
●●The AC adaptor (supplied) and the USB connection cable (supplied) are dedicated
accessories of this camera. Do not use them for other devices.
●●If there is any trouble related to the electrical outlet (i.e. power failure), charging may
not complete properly. Disconnect the USB connection cable (supplied) and reconnect
it to the camera.
●●If the charging lamp does not light or flash even when the camera is properly connected
to the AC adaptor (supplied) or your computer, charging has been put in pause status
because the temperature is not in the appropriate range for charging. This is not a
malfunction. Reconnect the USB connection cable (supplied) and retry charging in
a place where ambient temperature is 10 °C to 30 °C (50 °F to 86 °F) (temperature
conditions also apply to the battery itself).
Remaining battery
Remaining battery
(flashes red)
If the battery mark flashes red, recharge or replace battery.
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Charging battery
Guidelines for number of recordable pictures and operating time
The number of recordable pictures or available operating time may vary according to
surrounding environment and usage conditions. Figures may be reduced if flash, zoom,
or other functions are used frequently, or in colder climates.
■■Recording still pictures
Number of recordable pictures
Approx. 260 pictures
Recording time
Approx. 130 min
●●Recording conditions by CIPA standard
By CIPA standard
••CIPA is an abbreviation of [Camera & Imaging Products Association].
••[Program AE] Mode
••[GPS Setting] is set to [OFF] DMC-TZ30 DMC-TZ31
••Temperature: 23 °C (73.4 °F)/Humidity: 50%RH when LCD monitor is on.
••Using a Panasonic SD Memory Card (32 MB).
••Using the supplied battery.
••Starting recording 30 seconds after the camera is turned on. (When the Optical
Image Stabiliser function is set to [ON].)
••Recording once every 30 seconds with full flash every second recording.
••Rotating the zoom lever from Tele to Wide or vice versa in every recording.
••Turning the camera off every 10 recordings and leaving it until the temperature of the
battery decreases.
Number reduced if intervals are longer (e.g. to approx. one quarter for 2-minute
intervals under the above conditions).
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Charging battery
■■Recording motion pictures
[Rec Mode]
[Rec Quality]
Available recording time*2
Actual available recording time*3
[GPH]*1
[PSH]
[AVCHD]
[GFS]*1
[FSH]
[MP4]
[FHD]
Approx. 55 min
Approx. 65 min
Approx. 70 min
Approx. 30 min
Approx. 35 min
Approx. 40 min
*1DMC-TZ30 DMC-TZ31
●●Recording conditions
••Temperature 23 °C (73.4 °F), humidity 50%RH
••[GPS Setting] is set to [OFF] DMC-TZ30 DMC-TZ31
*2Motion pictures can be recorded continuously for up to 29 minutes 59 seconds. Also, motion
picture recorded continuously in [MP4] is up to 4 GB. (In this case, you can continuously record a
motion picture in [FHD] for up to approx. 27 minutes 12 seconds.) Remaining time for continuous
recording is displayed on the screen.
*3The time you can actually record when repeatedly turning the power on and off, starting and
stopping recording and using zoom.
■■Viewing pictures
Playback time
Approx. 160 min
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Inserting and removing the card (optional)
••Set the camera ON/OFF switch to OFF
Slide to the release lever to the
[OPEN] position and open the card/
battery door
Release lever
[OPEN]
[LOCK]
Insert the card all the way
••Push in until it clicks.
Close the card/battery door
••Slide the release lever to the [LOCK] position.
Card (Check orientation)
Do not touch
the terminals
on the back of
the card.
■■To remove card
Press the centre of the card
●●Keep the Memory Card out of reach of children to prevent swallowing.
●●To remove the card, turn the camera off and wait until the LUMIX indicator on the
LCD monitor goes off. (Failure to wait may cause the camera to malfunction and may
damage the card or recorded data.)
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Picture save destination
(cards and built-in memory)
Pictures will be saved to a card if one is inserted, or to the built-in memory
■■Built-in memory
(approx. 12 MB)
(approx. 70 MB)
if not.
DMC-TZ30 DMC-TZ31
DMC-TZ27
●●You can store only still pictures. DMC-TZ30 DMC-TZ31
●●Pictures may be copied between cards and the built-in memory. (→127)
●●The access time for the built-in memory may be longer than the access time for a
card.
■■Compatible memory cards (optional)
The following SD standard-based cards (Panasonic brand recommended)
Type of Card
SD Memory Cards
Capacity
8 MB – 2 GB
SDHC Memory Cards
4 GB – 32 GB
SDXC Memory Cards
48 GB, 64 GB
Notes
•• Can be used with devices compatible with the
respective formats.
•• Before using SDXC Memory Cards, check that
your computer and other devices support this type
of card.
http://panasonic.net/avc/sdcard/information/SDXC.html
•• Using a card of SD speed “Class 4”* or above is
recommended for recording motion pictures.
•• Only the cards listed on the left with the given
capacities are supported.
* SD speed class refers to a specification for sustained write speeds. Confirm the SD speed by
checking the card label or other card related materials.
(Example)
●●Please reformat the card with this camera if it has already been
formatted with a computer or another device. (→60)
●●If the write-protect switch is set to “LOCK”, the card cannot be used
to record or delete pictures, and it cannot be formatted.
●●It is recommended that you copy important pictures to your
computer (as electromagnetic waves, static electricity, or faults may
cause data to be damaged).
●●Latest information:
http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/dsc/ (This Site is English only.)
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Switch
Picture save destination (cards and built-in memory)
Displaying the picture recording capacity
Estimated remaining pictures or recording time capacity
(press [DISP.] button to switch display)
Displayed when no card is inserted
(pictures will be saved to built-in memory)
While the camera is accessing the card or built-in memory (for an operation such as
picture writing, reading, deletion, or formatting), do not turn off the camera or remove the
battery, card, or AC adaptor (supplied). Do not subject the camera to vibrations, impact,
or static electricity.
The card or the data on the card may be damaged, and this unit may no longer operate
normally.
If operation fails due to vibration, impact or static electricity, perform the operation again.
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Picture save destination (cards and built-in memory)
Recording capacity guidelines (pictures/recording time)
The number of pictures you can take and the recording time vary in proportion to card
capacity (and depending on recording conditions and type of card).
■■Recording picture capacity (still pictures)
Built-in memory
[Picture Size]
DMC-TZ30
DMC-TZ31
DMC-TZ27
14M
1
12
5M
3
25
0.3M
67
398
2 GB
32 GB
64 GB
330
5490
10980
650
10620
21490
10050
162960
247150
••When the number of recordable pictures exceeds 99,999, “+99999” is displayed.
■■Recording time capacity (motion pictures)
([h], [m] and [s] indicate “hour”, “minute” and “second”.)
When the [AVCHD] recording mode is used
[Rec Quality]
[GPH]*
[PSH]
Built-in memory
[FSH]
[SH]
[GFS]*
[GS]*
2 GB
32 GB
64 GB
–
8m00s
2h31m00s
5h07m00s
–
14m00s
4h10m00s
8h26m00s
* DMC-TZ30 DMC-TZ31
When the [MP4] recording mode is used
[Rec Quality]
Built-in memory
[FHD]
–
12m07s
3h23m02s
6h51m01s
–
23m08s
6h27m38s
13h04m41s
50m56s
14h13m08s
28h46m57s
[HD]
[VGA]
–
–
2 GB
DMC-TZ30
DMC-TZ31
32 GB
64 GB
1m47s DMC-TZ27
••Motion pictures can be recorded continuously for up to 29 minutes 59 seconds.
Also, motion picture recorded continuously in [MP4] is up to 4 GB. (In this case,
you can continuously record a motion picture in [FHD] for up to approx. 27 minutes
12 seconds.) Remaining time for continuous recording is displayed on the screen.
●●If you make Web upload settings, the recording picture capacity and the recording time
capacity of the card may be reduced. (→117)
●●When map data is copied to a memory card, the number of recordable pictures and
recording time will decrease. DMC-TZ30 DMC-TZ31 (→150)
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Setting the clock
The clock is not set when the camera is shipped.
Set REC/PLAY switch to
before turning on the power.
Disconnect the unit from the AC adaptor (supplied).
Turn on the power
The power is turned on.
If the language select screen is not
displayed, proceed to step .
Press [MENU/SET] while the
message is displayed
Press
to select the language,
and press [MENU/SET]
The [Please set the clock] message appears.
Press [MENU/SET]
REC/PLAY switch
Press
to select the items
(year, month, day, hour, minute,
display order or time display
to set
format), and press
••To cancel → Press [
/
] button.
Press [MENU/SET] to set
Press [MENU/SET]
••To return to the previous screen,
press [ / ] button.
DMC-TZ30 DMC-TZ31
Go to step
.
DMC-TZ27
The clock setting procedure is completed with
step .
(Continued on the next page)
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Setting the clock
Press to select [Yes] and press [MENU/SET] if automatically
correcting time of day using the GPS function
••To manually set date and time → select [No].
••When you select automatic time adjustment using the GPS function, [GPS
Setting] is set to [ON].
••For details about [Auto Clock Set] (→140)
When [Please set the home area] is displayed, press
[MENU/SET]
Press
City or area
name
to set your home area and press [MENU/SET]
Current time
Difference from GMT (Greenwich Mean Time)
To change time setting
When resetting date and time, select [Clock Set] from the [Setup] menu or [Rec] menu.
••Clock settings will be saved for approx. 3 months even after battery is removed,
provided a fully-charged battery was installed in the camera for 24 hours beforehand.
Select [Clock Set] from the [Setup] menu or [Rec] menu
••For details about how to set the menu (→51)
Set the date and time (Perform steps
-
. (→23))
●●If the clock is not set, the correct date cannot be printed when you order a photo studio
to print the picture, or when you stamp the date on the pictures with [Date Stamp] or
[Text Stamp].
●●If the clock is set, the correct date can be printed even if the date is not displayed on
the screen of the camera.
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Sequence of operations
1
Turn on the power
Set to
2
Set to the desired recording mode
Align the mode dial correctly to
→
the mode that you want to use.
[Intelligent Auto] Mode
3
[Program AE] Mode
[Aperture-Priority] Mode
[Shutter-Priority] Mode
[Manual Exposure] Mode
Take pictures with automatic settings. (→31)
Record pictures with your own settings.
(→27)
Determine aperture, then record pictures.
(→73)
Determine shutter speed, then record
pictures. (→73)
Determine aperture and shutter speed,
then record pictures. (→74)
[Custom] Mode
Record pictures using pre-registered
settings. (→85)
[3D Photo Mode]
Record 3D still pictures. (→84)
[Scene Mode]
Take pictures according to scene. (→77)
[Creative Control] Mode
Take pictures by selecting your preferred
picture effect. (→75)
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Sequence of operations
Aim the camera and shoot
■■Taking still pictures
Motion picture
button
Press the shutter button halfway to focus
Press and hold the shutter button to take the
picture
■■Recording motion pictures
Press the motion picture button to start
recording
Press the motion picture button again to
finish recording
Microphone
Shutter button
4 ■■Holding the camera
••To avoid camera shake, hold it with both hands
keeping your arms close to your body while
standing with your feet slightly apart.
Flash
Hand
••Do not touch the lens.
strap
••Do not block the microphone when recording
motion pictures.
••Do not block the flash or the lamp. Do not look
at it from close range.
••Make sure that the camera does not move at
the moment the shutter button is pressed.
●●We recommend using the supplied hand strap to avoid dropping the camera.
AF Assist Lamp
Set to
5
6
7
View pictures (→42, 45)
to select a picture
••Press
••Press to play back motion pictures
or panorama pictures
Turn off the power
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Taking pictures with your own settings
[Program AE] Mode
Recording mode:
Using the [Rec] menu to change settings and set up your own recording environment.
••Slide the REC/PLAY switch to
.
Set to
([Program AE] Mode)
Take a picture
Press halfway
(press lightly to focus)
●●If a warning is displayed about jitter, use [Stabilizer], a
tripod, or [Selftimer].
●●If aperture and shutter speed are shown in red, you do
not have appropriate exposure. You should either use
the flash, change [Sensitivity] settings or set [Min. Shtr
Speed] to a slower speed.
Press fully
(press the button all the
way to record)
Jitter alert
display
Aperture value Shutter speed
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How to adjust focus
When [AF Mode] is set to
(1-area-focusing), focus on the AF area in the centre of the
picture. If a subject you want to record is not in the centre, follow the steps below.
First adjust focus according to subject
Align the AF area
with the subject
Focus display
(When focus is aligned: illuminated
When focus is not aligned: flashing)
AF area
(When focus is aligned: green
When focus is not aligned: red)
Hold down halfway
Return to desired composition
●●Subjects/environments which may
make focusing difficult:
••Fast-moving or extremely bright
objects, or objects with no colour
contrast.
••Taking pictures through glass or
near objects emitting light. In dark,
or with significant jitter.
••When too close to object or when
taking pictures of both distant and
close objects together in the same
picture.
Press fully
AF area
●●The focus display flashes and beep sounds when focus is not
aligned.
Use the focus range displayed in red as a reference.
Even if the focus display is lit, the camera may be unable to bring
the subject into focus if it is out of range.
●●The AF area display may be larger depending on recording
conditions such as dark locations or zoom ratio.
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Focus display
Focus range
Touching the screen and recording
(Touch Shutter function)
This function enables you to focus and record still pictures simply by touching the
subjects that appear on the screen.
Touch
on the screen
••The icon changes to
, and you can now proceed
with touch shutter recording.
Touch the subject you want to record
••The subject is recorded by setting the focus on the
place that you touched.
••To release the touch shutter function → Touch
.
●●Motion pictures cannot be recorded.
●●The touch shutter function will not work along the edges of the screen.
●●Please note that the touch shutter will function even if you inadvertently touch the touch
screen.
●●The setting of the touch shutter function will be stored even if the power switch is turned
to off.
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Touching the screen and adjusting the focus and
exposure (Touch AF/AE function)
This function enables the focus and exposure to be set when you touch the subject
displayed on the screen.
••Perform these operations with the touch shutter function (→29) released.
Touch the place where you want to set the focus and exposure
••When [AF Mode] is set to
(Face Detection), the
Face Detection function continues to operate, but the
focus is adjusted to the place where you touched.
••When [AF Mode] is set to
(AF Tracking), the
camera locks onto the subject, and it automatically
continues to focus on the subject and adjusts the
exposure of the subject as the subject moves.
Press the shutter button halfway to bring the subject into
focus, and then press the button fully to record the subject
••To release the touch AF/AE function → Touch
.
●●The touch AF/AE function may fail to work under some recording conditions such as
when the subject is too small or the recording location is too dark.
●●The touch AF/AE function will not work along the edges of the screen.
●●During [Intelligent Auto] Mode, the camera will determine the touched subject to be the
optimal scene.
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Taking pictures with automatic settings
[Intelligent Auto] Mode
Recording mode:
Optimum settings are made automatically from information such as “face”, “movement”,
“brightness”, and “distance” just by pointing the camera at the subject, meaning that clear
pictures can be taken without the need to make settings manually.
••Slide the REC/PLAY switch to
.
Set to
([Intelligent Auto] Mode)
Take a picture
Press halfway
(press lightly to focus)
Press fully
(press the button all the
way to record)
Focus display
(When focus is aligned: illuminated
When focus is not aligned: flashing)
About flash
Press to select
or .
●●When is selected, the optimum flash is selected automatically depending on
conditions ( ,
,
,
).
●●When or is selected, the red-eye reduction function is activated.
●●When or is selected, the shutter speed is reduced.
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Taking pictures with automatic settings [Intelligent Auto] Mode
Automatic Scene Detection
Camera reads scene when pointed at subject, and makes optimum settings automatically.
The icon of
scene detected
Recognises people
Recognises babies*1
Recognises landscapes
Recognises night scenes and people in them
(Only when
is selected)*2
Recognises night scenes*2
Recognises night scenes without a tripod.*3
Recognises close-ups
Recognises sunsets
Reads subject movement to avoid blurring when scene does
not correspond to any of the above.
*1 When babies (under 3 years) that are registered with the Face Recognition function are recognised
*2 We recommend using a tripod and the self-timer.
*3 When [iHandheld Nite Shot] is [ON]
●●Depending on recording conditions, different scene types may be determined for the
same subject.
●●If desired scene type is not selected, we recommend manually selecting the appropriate
scene mode.
●●When , or is detected, Face Detection is activated, and the focus and
exposure are adjusted for the recognised faces.
■■About Backlight Compensation
Backlight is a condition where a light shines from behind a subject. When there is
a backlight, the subject appears darker and the camera will automatically attempt
to correct it by increasing the brightness of the picture. Backlight compensation is
automatically activated in [Intelligent Auto] mode. When the camera detects backlight,
is displayed on the LCD monitor. (Depending on the backlighting conditions,
backlighting may not be detected correctly.)
About the Happy colour setting
When [Color Mode] is set to [Happy], pictures are recorded with vivid colouring.
■■Settings
Press [MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select [Rec] menu and press [MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select [Color Mode] and press [MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select [Happy] and press [MENU/SET]
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Taking pictures with automatic settings [Intelligent Auto] Mode
[Motion Deblur]
The camera automatically sets the optimum shutter speed in accordance with the
movements of the subject to minimise the blur of the subject.
■■Settings
Press [MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select [Rec] menu and press [MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select [Motion Deblur] and press [MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select [ON] and press [MENU/SET]
●●When [Motion Deblur] is set to [ON], appears on the screen.
●●The subject may be recorded in a picture size smaller than the number of pixels that
has been set.
[iHandheld Nite Shot]
If a night scene is detected automatically while the camera is handheld, the camera can
record the still picture with less jitter and less noise by combining a burst of pictures.
■■Settings
Press [MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select [Rec] menu and press [MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select [iHandheld Nite Shot] and press [MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select [ON] and press [MENU/SET]
●●When the camera is fixed in place on a tripod or by other means, [iHandheld Nite Shot]
will not be identified.
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Taking pictures with automatic settings [Intelligent Auto] Mode
[iHDR] (intelligent High Dynamic Range)
When [iHDR] is set to [ON] and there is, for example, strong contrast between the
background and the subject, multiple still pictures are recorded with differing exposures
and combined to create a single still picture rich in gradation.
■■Settings
Press [MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select [Rec] menu and press [MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select [iHDR] and press [MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select [ON] and press [MENU/SET]
●●This function is automatically activated only when * is displayed on the LCD monitor.
* This icon is displayed when the camera detects a backlight.
●●The camera does not combine pictures in the following cases:
••When the zoom ratio exceeds 20 times
••[Burst] mode
●●In the case that a single picture is going to be composed from a burst, a message
indicating that multiple pictures are to be recorded appears on the screen and burst
recording is carried out. Note that burst recording will not take place if the camera
determines that it can compensate for the difference in contrast without composing the
picture from a burst.
●●In the case of composition from a burst, afterimages may appear if the subject was
moving.
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Taking pictures with automatic settings [Intelligent Auto] Mode
AF Tracking
This function enables the camera to continue to focus on the subject and adjust the
exposure of the subject even when the subject is moving.
■■With touch screen operations
Perform these operations with the touch shutter function (→29) released.
Touch the subject
••When switching to lock on to another subject → Touch the other subject.
••To release AF Tracking → Touch
.
AF Tracking frame
AF Lock successful: Yellow
AF Lock failed: Red
■■With cursor button operations
Press
to set [AF Mode] to AF Tracking
••To cancel AF Tracking → Press
again.
Align the AF Tracking frame with the subject, and then press
to lock
••To cancel AF Lock → Press
.
AF Tracking frame
AF Lock successful: Yellow
AF Lock failed: Red
●●The optimal scene for the AF locked subject is automatically identified.
●●Face Recognition will be inactive while using AF Tracking.
●●Under certain recording conditions, such as when the subject is small or when it is dark,
[AF Tracking] may not operate correctly.
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Taking pictures with automatic settings [Intelligent Auto] Mode
[Intelligent Auto] Mode restrictions
Only the menu items which are displayed in the [Intelligent Auto] Mode can be set.
The settings selected in the [Program AE] or other modes will reflect on the menu items in
the [Setup] menu that are not displayed.
●●The settings for the following items are different from other recording modes:
[Picture Size], [Burst] and [Color Mode] on the [Rec] menu, and [Beep] on the [Setup]
menu
●●The settings for the following functions are fixed:
[Setup] menu
••[Auto Review]: [2SEC]
••[Guide Line]:
••[Sleep Mode]: [5MIN.]
[Rec] menu
••[Quality]:
[Fine]
••[Sensitivity]:
••[Stabilizer]: [ON]
••[AF Mode]:
[Face Detection]∗
••[AF Assist Lamp]: [ON]
••[Quick AF]: [ON]
••[Metering Mode]:
[Multi Metering]
••[i.Exposure]: [STANDARD]
••[i.Resolution]: [i.ZOOM]
••[Red-Eye Removal]: [ON]
••[White Balance]: [AWB]
∗
(23-area-focusing) when face cannot be recognised
[Motion Picture] menu
••[Continuous AF]: [ON]
••[Wind Cut]: [AUTO]
●●The following functions cannot be used:
[Histogram], [Exposure], [Auto Bracket], [WB Adjust.], [Min. Shtr Speed], [Digital Zoom]
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Taking motion pictures
Recording mode:
You can record motion pictures with audio (stereo).
••Slide the REC/PLAY switch to
.
••Motion pictures cannot be recorded in the built-in memory. DMC-TZ30 DMC-TZ31
Do not block the microphone
when recording motion pictures.
Press the motion picture button to
start recording
[Rec Mode] (→106)/[Rec Quality] (→107)
Elapsed recording time
Remaining recording
time (approx.)
●●Immediately release the motion picture
button after pressing it.
●●You can also use zoom while recording
motion pictures.
••The zoom speed will be slower than
normal.
••When using zoom while recording motion
pictures, it may take some time to focus.
●●Still pictures can be taken during motion
picture recording. (→41)
Press the motion picture button
again to end recording
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Taking motion pictures
■■About the recording format for recording motion pictures
This unit can record motion pictures in either AVCHD or MP4 formats.
AVCHD:
You can record high definition quality images with this format. It is suitable for
viewing on a large format TV or for saving to disc.
AVCHD Progressive:
The [GPH] DMC-TZ30 DMC-TZ31 or [PSH] in [AVCHD] is a mode that allows
motion pictures to be recorded at 1920 x 1080/50p, the highest quality* that
complies with the AVCHD standard.
Recorded motion pictures can be saved and played back using this unit or
“PHOTOfunSTUDIO”.
* This means the highest quality for this unit.
MP4:
This is a simpler video format best used when extensive editing is needed, or
when uploading videos to the Internet.
••You can record a motion picture to the built-in memory only in [MP4] using the
[VGA] setting. DMC-TZ27
■■About the compatibility of the recorded motion pictures
Motion pictures recorded in [AVCHD] or [MP4] may be played back with poor
picture or sound quality or playback may not be possible even when played back
with equipment compatible with these formats. Also, the recording information may
not be displayed properly. In this case, use this unit.
••Motion pictures recorded with [GPH] DMC-TZ30 DMC-TZ31 or [PSH] in [AVCHD]
can be played back on equipment that is compatible with AVCHD Progressive.
••For details on AVCHD Progressive and MP4 compatible devices, refer to the
support site below.
http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/dsc/
(This Site is English only.)
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Taking motion pictures
■■Recording motion pictures in
Records a motion picture at your preferred settings.
••Aperture and shutter speed are automatically set.
■■Recording motion pictures in
The camera automatically detects the scene to record motion pictures with optimal
settings.
hen scene does not
W
correspond to any on the right.
••In
mode, focus and exposure will be set according to the face detected.
•• will be selected for nightscapes and other dark scenes.
••If the camera does not select your desired Scene Mode, choosing an appropriate
mode manually is recommended.
••The following menu options in the [Motion Picture] menu can be set:
•• [Rec Mode] • [Rec Quality]
■■Motion picture recording in other recording modes
For details, refer to the pages relating to the respective recording modes. (However, a
motion picture cannot be recorded in [Panorama Shot] Scene Mode.)
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Taking motion pictures
●●If the surrounding temperature is high, or a motion picture is recorded
continuously,
is displayed and recording may be stopped halfway through
to protect the camera. (Only when [Rec Quality] is set to [GPH] DMC-TZ30
DMC-TZ31 , [PSH], [GFS] DMC-TZ30 DMC-TZ31 or [FSH])
●●Use a sufficiently charged battery.
●●The available recording time displayed on the screen may not decrease regularly.
●●If data is repeatedly recorded and deleted, the total available recording time on the SD
card may be reduced. To restore the original capacity, use the camera to format the
SD card. Be sure to save all important data to your computer or other media before
formatting, as all data saved to the card will be erased.
●●The Optical Image Stabiliser functions regardless of the settings before a motion picture
is recorded.
●●The following functions are not available:
Extra optical zoom, flash, [Face Recog.], [Rotate Disp.] for pictures taken vertically.
●●For certain memory cards, recording may end while in progress.
●●The recording range may become narrower in motion pictures compared to still
pictures. Also, if the Aspect Ratio is different for still pictures and motion pictures, the
angle of view will change when starting to record a motion picture. The recordable area
is displayed by setting [Video Rec Area] (→56) to [ON].
●●If Extra optical zoom is used before pressing the motion picture button, these settings
will be cleared, and the recordable area will be changed significantly.
●●Depending on the environment when recording motion pictures, the screen may
turn black for an instant or noise may be recorded because of static electricity,
electromagnetic waves, etc.
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Taking motion pictures
Recording still pictures while a motion picture is being recorded
Still pictures can be recorded even while a motion picture is being recorded.
Press the shutter button fully during the motion picture
recording
Still pictures are recorded with [Aspect Ratio] setting of 16:9 and [Picture Size]
setting of 3.5M. (Max.15 pictures)
Motion picture recording continues unchanged.
••The clicking sound made when the shutter button is operated may be recorded.
If the noise of the camera operation is disturbing, use the touch shutter.
••When still pictures are recorded during zooming, the zooming may stop.
■■Burst function
When the burst function has been set in advance, a burst of still pictures can be
recorded during motion picture recording.
••When the burst setting is set to
,
or
, still pictures are automatically
recorded using the
setting.
••Even at the
or
setting, the focus is fixed at the first picture.
●●If the touch shutter function has been set, still pictures will be recorded if the touch
screen has been touched inadvertently during motion picture recording.
●●The camera will refocus if the shutter button is pressed halfway during motion picture
recording or if still pictures are recorded using the touch shutter function. This refocus
movement is recorded even during motion picture recording. When priority is to be
given to the motion picture videos, press the shutter button fully, and record the still
pictures. Still pictures can also be created after motion picture recording. (→47)
●●When the shutter button is pressed halfway, the picture size and the number of
recordable pictures are displayed.
●●Still pictures cannot be recorded in the following cases:
••When [Rec Quality] is set to [VGA]
••When recording [High Speed Video]
••[Creative Control] Mode ([Soft Focus])
●●The flash is set to [Forced Flash Off].
●●Since the electronic shutter is used for recording, the pictures recorded may be
distorted.
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Viewing your pictures
[Normal Play]
When a card is in the camera, pictures are played back from the card, and without a card,
pictures are played back from the built-in memory.
••Slide the REC/PLAY switch to .
Drag your finger across the screen, and select the picture to
be played back
Scrolling to the next picture:
Drag your finger across the screen from right to left.
Returning to the previous picture:
Drag your finger across the screen from left to right.
••If you keep your finger touching the left or right edge of the
screen after scrolling the pictures, the pictures will continue to
be scrolled. (The pictures are displayed in a reduced size.)
••The pictures can also be scrolled by pressing the
cursor button. When the
buttons are held down, the pictures can be scrolled quickly forward or backward.
View pictures
Picture number/Total pictures
Location name information and latitude & longitude information are
provided DMC-TZ30 DMC-TZ31 (→131)
Folder/File number
●●It may not be possible to view pictures on this camera that were previously edited on a
computer.
●●If the REC/PLAY switch is moved from
to
while the power is on, the lens barrel
will be retracted after approx. 15 seconds.
●●This camera is compliant with the unified DCF (Design rule for Camera File system)
standard formulated by the Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries
Association (JEITA), and with Exif (Exchangeable image file format). Files that are not
DCF-compliant cannot be played back.
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Viewing your pictures [Normal Play]
Zooming in and viewing “Playback Zoom”
Touch the area that you want to magnify
Each time you touch an area, the camera magnifies the selected area by 2x, 4x, 8x,
and 16x in succession. (The picture quality displayed becomes successively lower.)
••The area can also be magnified by moving the zoom lever toward T.
Drag your finger over the screen to move the position of the
area magnified
Current zoom position
Reducing the display magnification rate
Return to the original size (1x)
••The magnification rate can also be reduced by moving the zoom lever toward W.
••The position of the area magnified can also be moved by operating the cursor
button.
●●Playback zoom cannot be used during motion picture playback.
Viewing a list of pictures “Multi Playback”
Move the zoom lever toward W side
Picture no./Total no.
Slide bar (drag this to change display)
Motion pictures
Panorama pictures
••Move the zoom lever further toward the W side and you can switch the display
methods in the following order: 12-picture screen → 30-picture screen →
Calendar playback. (Turn the lever to the T side to return.)
••When a picture is touched on the 12-picture or 30-picture screen, the picture
touched is displayed on the 1-picture screen (full-screen).
●●Pictures displayed with [!] cannot be played back.
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Viewing your pictures [Normal Play]
Viewing pictures by their recording date “Calendar Playback”
Move the zoom lever toward W side several times
Touch the recording date to be displayed, and touch [Set] to
enter the date
Select the month
The pictures recorded on the selected date appear on the 12-picture screen.
••The recording date can also be selected by using the cursor button, and press
[MENU/SET].
●●Only months when pictures were taken are shown on the calendar screen. Pictures
taken without clock settings are displayed with the date 1st January, 2012.
●●Pictures taken with destination settings made in [World Time] are displayed in the
calendar screen using the appropriate date for the destination’s time zone.
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Viewing motion pictures
This unit was designed to play motion pictures using the AVCHD, MP4 and QuickTime
Motion JPEG formats.
••Slide the REC/PLAY switch to .
Select a picture with the motion picture icon, and touch
Playback now starts.
••You can also press
to play back motion pictures.
Motion picture recording time
Example: After 10 minutes and 30 seconds: [10m30s]
Motion picture icon (differs depending on the recording mode and picture quality setting)
■■Operations during motion picture playback
Touch the screen to display the control panel.
Touch the control panel to perform playback operations.
••If there is no operation for about 2 seconds, the control panel disappears.
Control Panel
: Pause/Play
: Stop
: Capturing still pictures from motion pictures (→47)
: Fast rewind (2 steps)
: Single-frame rewind (while paused)
: Fast forward (2 steps)
: Single-frame forward (while paused)
Volume adjustment
Volume level
Playback bar
(The playback position can be moved by touch operation.)
Elapsed playback time
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Viewing motion pictures
●●You can also use the cursor button to perform playback operations.
: Pause/play
: Stop
: Fast rewind (2 steps)/Single-frame rewind (while paused)
: Fast forward (2 steps)/Single-frame forward (while paused)
[MENU/SET]: Capturing still pictures from motion pictures (→47)
••Volume can be adjusted with the zoom lever.
●●It may not be possible to properly play back the motion pictures recorded using other
cameras.
●●Some information will not be displayed for motion pictures recorded in [AVCHD].
●●Motion pictures can be viewed on your computer using “PHOTOfunSTUDIO” on the
supplied disc.
●●Motion pictures recorded with [Miniature Effect] in [Creative Control] Mode play back at
approximately 8 times speed.
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Viewing motion pictures
Capturing still pictures from motion pictures
Save a scene from a motion picture as a still picture.
Display the picture that you want to capture as a still picture
by pausing a motion picture during playback
Touch
••A confirmation screen is displayed. Select [Yes] with
cursor button and then press [MENU/SET].
••You can also capture still pictures from motion pictures by pressing [MENU/SET].
[Rec Quality] of the original motion picture
[GPH]* [GFS]* [GS]*
[PSH] [FSH] [SH] [FHD] [HD]
[Picture Size]
[Aspect Ratio]
2M
16:9
0.3M
4:3
[VGA] [High Speed Video]
* DMC-TZ30 DMC-TZ31
●●The picture quality becomes slightly lower depending on the [Rec Quality] setting of the
original motion picture.
●●It may not be possible to capture still pictures from motion pictures that were recorded
with a different camera.
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Viewing motion pictures
[Video Divide]
A single motion picture can be split into 2 parts. This is convenient when you want to keep
just the necessary scenes, or if you wish to delete unnecessary scenes to increase free
space on your card, such as when travelling.
Select a motion picture to be split and then touch
••You can also press
a motion picture.
to move to the function for splitting
Pause at the place to split
Touch
••A confirmation screen is displayed. Select [Yes] with
cursor button and then press [MENU/SET].
••The original motion picture that was split does not
remain.
(There will only be the 2 motion pictures that were created
after the split.)
••You can also press to split a motion picture.
●●During splitting, do not turn off the camera’s power or remove the card or battery. If you
do so, the motion picture may be deleted.
●●Splitting a motion picture recorded in [MP4] or [High Speed Video] changes the order
of the pictures. It is recommended to display with [Calendar] (Calendar Playback) or
[Filtering Play].
●●It may not be possible to split motion pictures that were recorded with a different
camera.
●●Motion pictures with a short recording time cannot be divided.
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Deleting pictures
Pictures will be deleted from the card if the card is inserted, or from the built-in memory if
the card is not inserted. (Deleted pictures cannot be recovered.)
Press to delete displayed picture
••A confirmation screen is displayed. Select
[Yes] with cursor button and then press
[MENU/SET].
●●Do not turn off the power during deletion.
●●Use a sufficiently charged battery.
●●Pictures cannot be deleted in the following cases:
••Protected pictures
••Card switch is in “LOCK” position.
••Pictures not of DCF standard (→42)
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Deleting pictures
To delete multiple (up to 100)/To delete all pictures
A burst group is handled as one picture. (All the pictures in the selected burst group are
deleted.)
Press to delete displayed picture
Use
to select [Delete Multi]/
[Delete All] and press [MENU/SET]
●●[Delete Multi]
Use cursor button to select picture and
press [DISP.] button
Picture selected
••To cancel → Press [DISP.] button again.
••To execute → Press [MENU/SET].
••You can select [All Delete Except Favorite]
in [Delete All] if there are pictures that have
been set as [Favorite] (→123).
••A confirmation screen is displayed. Select
[Yes] with cursor button and then press
[MENU/SET].
••May take time depending on number of
pictures deleted.
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Setting the menu
Refer to the procedure below for an example on how to operate the menus.
Example: Changing [AF Mode] in the [Rec] menu in [Program AE] Mode
Press [MENU/SET]
The menu selection screen is displayed.
Use cursor button to select a
menu, and then press [MENU/SET]
••The menu type can also be selected by
touch operations.
Use
to select the menu item,
and then press [MENU/SET]
Menu items
Pages (The pages can
also be selected with the
zoom lever.)
Current setting
■■Menu selection screen
●●In recording mode
Menu description
Operation guide
••To return to the previous screen,
press [ / ] button.
●●In playback mode
Press
to select a setting, and
then press [MENU/SET]
The selected setting is set.
Settings
Selected setting
Setting description
Press [
/
] button several times
The menu closes and the monitor returns to
the previous screen.
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Setting the menu
Menu type
[Rec] menu (→95)
(Recording mode only)
••You can perform settings such as tones, Sensitivity, Aspect Ratio, and Picture Size.
[Motion Picture] menu (→106)
(Recording mode only)
••You can select the recording mode and picture quality and other settings.
[GPS] menu
DMC-TZ30 DMC-TZ31 (→128)
••You can select the GPS setting, location name display and other settings.
[Setup] menu (→54)
••You can perform settings for convenience of use such as the clock setting and
changing of the beep sounds.
[Playback Mode] menu (→111)
(Playback mode only)
••Choose [Playback Mode] to see Slide Shows or to narrow down the pictures for
display, etc.
[Playback] menu (→117)
(Playback mode only)
••Enables you to specify picture protection, resizing, and other settings for pictures
you have taken.
[Map] menu DMC-TZ30 DMC-TZ31 (→146)
(Playback mode only)
••You can display the current location on a map or edit the location information of a
place where a picture was taken.
●●The operation screen examples in this manual may differ from the actual screen display
or some parts of the screen display are omitted.
●●The menu types and items that are displayed vary according to the mode.
●●The setting methods vary depending on the menu item.
●●In recording mode, the menu screen can also be exited by pressing the shutter button
halfway.
●●The following menu is also displayed depending on the recording mode.
••In the [Scene Mode] mode: [Scene Mode] menu (→77)
••In the [Custom] mode: [Custom] menu (→85)
••In the [Creative Control] mode: [Creative Control] menu (→75)
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Setting the menu
Using Quick menu
During recording, you can easily call some of the menu items and set them.
Press [Q.MENU] button
Press
to select a menu item
••The menu items and setting items that are
displayed differ depending on the recording
mode.
Press
to select the settings
Press [MENU/SET]
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Using the [Setup] menu
[Clock Set], [Economy] and [Auto Review] are important for clock setting and
battery life. Please check these before use.
••For details about the setting procedure in the [Setup] menu (→51)
Item
[Clock Set]
Settings, notes
Set time, date, and display format.
(→23)
DMC-TZ30 DMC-TZ31
[ON] / [OFF]
[Auto Clock Set]
Setting the clock
automatically using GPS.
(→140)
[Destination]: Set the local time at travel destination.
[World Time]
[Home]: Set date and time at home area.
Set the local time at
travel destination. (→93)
[Travel Date]
Record the number of
days elapsed in your
travels. (→92)
[Beep]
Change or mute the
beep/shutter sounds.
[Travel Setup]
[SET] (Register departure and return dates) / [OFF]
[Location]
[SET] (Input name of location) / [OFF]
[Beep Level]
/
/
: Low / High / Mute
[Beep Tone]
/
/
: Change beep tone.
[Shutter Vol.]
/
/
: Low / High / Mute
[Shutter Tone]
/
/
: Change shutter tone.
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Using the [Setup] menu
••For details about the setting procedure in the [Setup] menu (→51)
Item
[Volume]
Adjust volume of sound
from speakers (7 levels).
[Cust.Set Mem.]
Settings, notes
[0] / [1] / [2] / [3] / [4] / [5] / [6]
••Cannot be used to adjust TV speaker volume when
connected to TV.
[C1] / [C2-1] / [C2-2] / [C2-3]
Register settings on
current camera. (→85)
[LCD Display]
Adjust brightness and
colour of the LCD
monitor.
[LCD Mode]
Make LCD monitor easier
to see.
Press
to select the setting item and press
make adjustments
Press [MENU/SET]
to
••Some subjects may look different from their actual
appearance, but the recorded picture will not be affected.
[Auto Power LCD]:
The brightness is adjusted automatically depending on
how bright it is around the camera.
[Power LCD]:
Makes screen brighter than normal (for outdoor use).
[OFF]
••Cannot select [Auto Power LCD] in playback mode.
••[Power LCD] returns to ordinary brightness if there is no
operation for 30 seconds when recording. (Press any
button to make the screen brighter again.)
••Because the picture shown on the LCD monitor screen
emphasises brightness, some subjects may look different
than their actual appearance, but this will not affect the
recorded picture.
••Setting [LCD Mode] reduces the operating time.
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Using the [Setup] menu
••For details about the setting procedure in the [Setup] menu (→51)
Item
[Guide Line]
Select recording
information display and
types of guidelines.
Settings, notes
[Rec. Info.]
[ON] (Display recording information with guidelines.)
[OFF]
[Pattern]
/
: Change the patterns of guidelines.
••When [Intelligent Auto] Mode has been selected, only
is displayed. Also, recording information and guidelines
cannot be displayed simultaneously.
••This function cannot be used in the following case:
[Panorama Shot] scene mode
[Histogram]
[ON] / [OFF]
Check brightness in
picture on graph. (→62)
[Video Rec Area]
Enables verification of
the recordable area for
a motion picture before
recording.
[Zoom Resume]
[ON] / [OFF]
••Recordable area displayed for motion pictures should be
interpreted as a guideline.
••When using Extra optical zoom, the recordable area may
not always be displayed for certain zoom ratios.
••This setting cannot be used with [Intelligent Auto] Mode.
[ON] / [OFF]
Remember the zoom
position when turning the
power off.
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Using the [Setup] menu
••For details about the setting procedure in the [Setup] menu (→51)
Item
[Economy]
Turn off the power or
make the LCD monitor
go dark while not using
the camera to minimise
battery consumption.
Settings, notes
[Sleep Mode]
[2MIN.] / [5MIN.] / [10MIN.] / [OFF]:
Automatically shut off power while not in use.
••To restore → Press the shutter button halfway, or turn on
the power again.
••Cannot be used in the following cases:
When connected to computer/printer, during motion
picture recording/playback, during Slide Shows, during
automatic demo playback
••Settings fixed to [5MIN.] in [Intelligent Auto] Mode.
[LCD Power Save]
[ON] / [OFF]:
The LCD monitor goes dark to minimise power
consumption.
••Reduces the picture quality of the LCD monitor display
during recording to minimise battery consumption
(except for the Digital Zoom area). Note, however, that
there is no effect on the recorded picture.
••The setting in [LCD Mode] is prioritised over the setting
in [LCD Power Save] for the brightness of the LCD
monitor.
[Auto Review]
Automatically display
still pictures immediately
after taking them.
[1SEC] / [2SEC]
[HOLD]: Auto review screen remains until a button (other
than the [DISP.] button) is pressed
[OFF]
••The following cases are fixed to the settings indicated
below.
[Intelligent Auto] Mode: [2SEC]
Scene Mode [Panorama Shot]: [2SEC]
••Automatically displays still pictures immediately after
they are taken regardless of the [Auto Review] setting in
[Auto Bracket], [Burst] mode, and [Handheld Night Shot]
and [HDR] Scene Modes.
••Motion pictures cannot be automatically reviewed.
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Using the [Setup] menu
••For details about the setting procedure in the [Setup] menu (→51)
Item
[No.Reset]
Reset picture file
numbers.
[Reset]
Reset to the default
settings.
Settings, notes
••The folder number is updated and the file number starts
from 0001.
••A folder number between 100 and 999 can be assigned.
Numbers cannot be reset once folder number reaches
999. In this case, save all necessary pictures to your
computer, and format the built-in memory/card (→60).
••To reset folder number to 100:
First, format the built-in memory or card, and reset the
file numbers using [No.Reset]. Then, select [Yes] on the
folder number reset screen.
[Reset Rec. settings?]
[Reset setup parameters?]
••Information registered in [Face Recog.] is reset if
recording settings are reset.
••Resetting the setup parameters will also reset the
following:
-Age in years/months and names in [Baby] and [Pet]
Scene Modes, [GPS] menu, [Map] menu DMC-TZ30
DMC-TZ31
-Age in years/months and names in [Baby] and [Pet]
Scene Modes DMC-TZ27
••Folder numbers and clock settings will not be reset.
••Camera movement may be audible as the lens function
is reset. This is not a fault.
[USB Mode]
Select communication
method for when
connecting camera to a
computer or printer with
USB connection cable.
DMC-TZ30 DMC-TZ31
Update the GPS assist
data.
[Select on connection]:
Select communication method each time you connect to a
computer or PictBridge-compatible printer.
[PictBridge(PTP)]: S
elect when connecting to a
PictBridge-compatible printer.
[PC]: Select when connecting to a computer.
DMC-TZ30 DMC-TZ31
[GPS assist data]: Update the GPS assist data. (→141)
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Using the [Setup] menu
••For details about the setting procedure in the [Setup] menu (→51)
Item
[Output]
Change the settings
to be used when the
camera is connected to a
TV or other device.
Settings, notes
[Video Out]
[NTSC] / [PAL]
If the default setting is changed, AVCHD motion pictures
may not be played correctly.
[TV Aspect] (This setting performs when an AV cable
(optional) is connected.)
/
[VIERA Link]
Enable automatic linking
with other VIERA Linkcompatible devices, and
operability with a VIERA
remote control when
connecting via an HDMI
mini cable (optional)
(→158).
[3D Playback]
Set how 3D still picture is
output.
[ON]:Operations may be performed via the remote
control of the VIERA Link-compatible device.
(Not all operations will be available.)
Operability of the camera’s own buttons will be
limited.
[OFF]:Operations must be performed via the camera’s
own buttons.
[3D] / [2D]
••If you want to play back a picture in 2D (conventional
picture) on a 3D television, set to [2D].
••This item of the menu functions when an HDMI mini
cable (optional) is connected.
••For the procedure for playing back a 3D still picture (→160).
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Using the [Setup] menu
••For details about the setting procedure in the [Setup] menu (→51)
Item
Settings, notes
[Rotate Disp.]
:Rotate and display pictures displayed on a TV
screen as well as those displayed on the LCD
monitor of the camera in portrait orientation.
:Rotate and display only pictures displayed on a TV
screen in portrait orientation.
[OFF]
Automatically rotate
portrait still pictures.
••[Rotate Disp.] cannot be used with motion pictures.
••Still pictures taken with the lens surface facing up or
down, or still pictures taken on other cameras may not
rotate.
••Pictures cannot be rotated during Multi Playback.
••Will only be displayed rotated on computer if in Exifcompatible (→42) environment (OS, software).
[Version Disp.]
Check the camera
firmware version
or display software
information.
[Format]
Use when [Built-In
Memory Error] or
[Memory Card Error]
appears, or when
formatting the built-in
memory or card.
When a card/built-in
memory is formatted,
the data cannot be
restored. Check the
content of the card/
built-in memory
carefully before
formatting.
Current version is displayed.
••When you press [MENU/SET] while the version is
displayed, software information such as the licence is
displayed.
••This requires a sufficiently charged battery. When
formatting the built-in memory, remove the cards.
(Only inserted card will be formatted if present; built-in
memory will be formatted if no card is inserted.)
••Always format cards with this camera.
••All data including protected pictures and copied map
data will be deleted. DMC-TZ30 DMC-TZ31
••All protected pictures and other picture data will be
deleted. DMC-TZ27
••Do not turn off power or perform other operations during
formatting.
••Formatting the built-in memory may take several
minutes.
••Consult the dealer or your nearest Service Centre if
format cannot be successfully completed.
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Using the [Setup] menu
••For details about the setting procedure in the [Setup] menu (→51)
Item
[Language]
Settings, notes
Set the language displayed on the screen.
Change display
language.
[Demo Mode]
View demonstration of
functions.
[Stabilizer Demo.]
Extent of jitter is shown on graph (estimate)
Extent of jitter
Extent of jitter after correction
••During demo screen display, the Optical Image Stabiliser
switches ON and OFF every time [MENU/SET] is
pressed.
••Cannot display during playback mode.
[Auto Demo]: View introductory Slide Show
[ON] / [OFF]
••[Auto Demo] cannot be displayed on external devices
such as TVs.
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Changing recording information display
Change between different LCD monitor displays, such as Histograms.
Press [DISP.] button to change display
●●In Recording Mode
Recording
information∗1
Motion picture recording
information∗1,∗2
No display
●●In Playback Mode
Picture
information
Recording
information∗1
Guide lines∗1,∗3
No display
∗1Set [Histogram] to display a histogram. (→56)
∗2Return to the “Recording information” display by pressing the shutter button halfway.
∗3About [Guide Line] (→56)
●●During Playback Zoom, Motion Picture Playback, Slide Show:
You can only turn on and turn off the display.
●●During menu display, Multi Playback or Calendar Playback: Display cannot be changed.
■■Histogram
(Example)
Displays distribution of brightness in picture – e.g. if the
graph peaks at the right, this means there are several
bright areas in the picture (Guide). A peak in the centre
represents correct brightness (correct exposure). This
can be used as a reference for exposure correction,
Dark ← OK → Bright
etc. (→71)
••Histogram from time of recording is different to Histogram in playback and displayed
in orange, when recording with flash or in dark locations. Also, Histogram may differ
from Histograms made with image editing software.
••Histogram is not displayed during a performance of
([Intelligent Auto] Mode) or
Playback Zoom.
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Using Zoom
Recording mode:
You can adjust the area of a picture to be taken using zoom.
Zoom In/Out
Capture a
wider area
(wide-angle)
Enlarge
the subject
(telephoto)
••The zoom speed can be set to one of 2 levels using the angle at which the zoom
lever is moved.
Focus range
When Extra optical zoom is set
Zoom ratio
Digital Zoom range
Optical Zoom range
Zoom bar
i.Zoom range
●●Adjust the focus after adjusting the zoom.
●●Do not touch the lens barrel during zooming.
●●The zoom ratio and the zoom bar displayed on the screen are estimates.
●●The camera may make a rattling noise and vibrate when the zoom lever is operated this is not a malfunction.
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Using Zoom
Using the zoom by performing touch operations
Touch
The zoom bar appears on the screen.
Touch the T or W edge of the zoom bar on the screen
Fast zooming all the way to the T end*
Fast zooming
Fast zooming all the way to the W end*
Slow zooming
* When
or
is touched again while zooming, zooming will stop.
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Using Zoom
Zoom types and use
The zoom ratio changes when the number of recording pixels is changed.
■■Optical Zoom
Zooming in up to 20x is possible if pictures without
have been selected by [Picture
Size] on the [Rec] menu. (→95)
●●Optical Zoom cannot be used in the following cases:
••Scene Mode ([Panorama Shot])
••[Macro Zoom]
■■Extra optical zoom
Zooming in up to 42.2x is possible when pictures with
have been selected by
[Picture Size] on the [Rec] menu (→95). EZ is short for “Extra optical zoom”.
●●Extra optical zoom cannot be used in the following cases:
••[Intelligent Auto] Mode (when [Motion Deblur] is [ON])
••[Macro Zoom] • Motion picture • When the [Burst] setting is set to
,
or
••Scene Modes ([Panorama Shot] [HDR] [High Sens.] [High Speed Video])
••[Creative Control] Mode ([Toy Effect])
To increase the zoom ratio further, the following zoom can be used in combination.
■■[i.ZOOM]
You can use the camera’s Intelligent Resolution technology to increase the zoom ratio
up to 2x higher than the original zoom ratio with limited deterioration of picture quality.
Set [i.Resolution] to [i.ZOOM] on the [Rec] menu. (→102)
●●When [i.Resolution] is set to [i.ZOOM], Intelligent Resolution technology is applied to
the picture.
●●[i.ZOOM] does not function in the following cases.
••[Intelligent Auto] Mode (when [Motion Deblur] is [ON])
••Scene Modes ([Panorama Shot] [Handheld Night Shot] [HDR] [High Sens.])
••When the [Burst] setting is set to
,
or
••[Creative Control] Mode ([Toy Effect])
••[Macro Zoom]
■■[Digital Zoom]
Zoom 4x further than Optical/Extra optical zoom. Note that, with Digital Zoom, enlarging
will decrease picture quality. Set the [Digital Zoom] in the [Rec] menu to [ON]. (→102)
●●Digital Zoom cannot be used in the following modes:
••[Intelligent Auto] Mode • When the [Burst] setting is set to
,
or
••Scene Modes ([Panorama Shot] [Handheld Night Shot] [HDR] [High Sens.]
[High Speed Video])
••[Creative Control] Mode ([Toy Effect] [Miniature Effect])
●●When Digital Zoom is used simultaneously with i.Zoom, you can only increase the
zoom ratio up to 2x.
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Taking pictures with flash
Recording mode:
Press
to display [Flash]
Use cursor button to select the desired type and press
[MENU/SET]
Type, operations
∗1
Uses
[Auto]
•• Automatically judges whether or not to flash
Normal use
[Auto/Red-Eye]∗2
Taking pictures of subjects in dark
•• Automatically judges whether or not to flash
places
(reduce red-eye)
[Forced Flash On]
Taking pictures with backlight or
•• Always flash
under bright lighting (e.g. fluorescent)
[Slow Sync./Red-Eye]∗2
Taking pictures of subjects against a
•• Automatically judges whether or not to flash
nightscape (tripod recommended)
(reduce red-eye; slow shutter speed to take
brighter pictures)
[Forced Flash Off]
Places where flash use is prohibited
•• Never flash
1
∗ Only in the
mode
∗2Two flashes will be emitted. Do not move until after the second flash. Interval between flashes varies
according to brightness of subject.
If [Red-Eye Removal] on the [Rec] menu is [ON], the
appears with the flash icon, red-eye
is automatically detected and still picture data is corrected. (Only when [AF Mode] is
(Face
Detection))
●●Do not put your hands over the light-emitting area of the flash (→10) or look at it
from close range (a few centimetres away).
Do not use the flash at close distances to other subjects (heat/light may damage
subject).
●●Edges of picture may become slightly dark if using flash at short distances without
using zoom (close to max. W). This may be remedied by using a little zoom.
●●The effect of red-eye reduction varies depending on the subject and is affected by
factors such as distance to the subject, whether the subject is looking at the camera
during preliminary flash, and so on. In some cases, the effect of red-eye reduction may
be negligible.
●●Flash settings may be changed when changing recording mode.
●●Scene Mode flash settings are restored to default when Scene Mode is changed.
●●No pictures may be taken if these marks (e.g. ) are flashing (flash is charging).
●●If light from the flash on a subject is insufficient, neither the proper exposure nor White
Balance is achieved.
●●The flash effect may not be sufficient in the following cases:
••Slow shutter speed
••[Flash Burst] is set
●●Flash charging may take time if battery is low, or if using flash repeatedly.
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Taking pictures with flash
■■Available types in each mode (○: Available, –: Not available,
: Default setting)
[Scene Mode]
○∗1
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–
–
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○
○
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○
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–
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–
–
○
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○
∗1 Set
to
,
,
or
depending on the subject and brightness.
••The flash cannot be used when recording motion pictures or in the
,
,
, and
Scene Modes.
○
○
○
○
,
,
○
,
■■The available flash range when [Sensitivity] setting is [AUTO]
Max. W
Approx. 0.6 m-6.4 m (2.0 - 21 feet)
Max. T
Approx. 1.0 m-3.3 m (3.3 - 11 feet)
■■Shutter speeds for each flash mode
1/60∗2 - 1/2000th
1∗2∗3 - 1/2000th
∗2 Varies according to [Min. Shtr Speed] setting.
∗3 When [Min. Shtr Speed] is set to [AUTO], and a jitter is detected when [Stabilizer] is turned to
[ON], the maximum speed is 1/4 second. Also varies according to [Intelligent Auto] Mode and
Scene Modes, etc.
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,
Taking close-up pictures
Recording mode:
When you want to enlarge the subject, setting to [AF Macro] ( ) enables you to take
pictures at an even closer distance than the normal focus range (up to 3 cm (0.098 feet)
for max. W).
Press
to display [Macro Mode]
Use cursor button to select [AF Macro] and press [MENU/SET]
■■Taking close-up pictures without standing
close to subject
display
“Tele macro” operates automatically when you
increase the zoom ratio to 12 times or higher while
[AF Macro] is set, enabling the camera to focus on a
subject as close as 1 m (3.3 feet).
(
changes to
)
Focus range
When a subject is too close to the camera, the picture may not be properly focused. The
shortest recording distance differs depending on the zoom ratio and the setting in macro
recording mode.
■■Shortest recording distance
The shortest recording distance is the distance from the lens front to the subject. This
distance changes gradually depending on the zoom position. At the time of zooming,
even if [Macro Mode] is set to [AF Macro] (
), the shortest recording distance is
the same as when the mode is set to OFF (2 m (6.6 feet) when the optical zoom
magnification of 5x to 7x is used).
[Macro Mode]
Zoom
OFF
Max. W
3 cm (0.098 feet)
50 cm (1.6 feet)
Max. T
1 m (3.3 feet)
2 m (6.6 feet)
•• Focus range is displayed when operating the zoom, etc.
Focus range
●●It may take some time until distant subjects come into focus.
●●Using a tripod and [Selftimer] is recommended. Also, when recording a subject that is
close to the camera, setting [Flash] to
[Forced Flash Off] is recommended.
●●Moving the camera after aligning the focus is likely to result in poorly focused pictures
if subject is close to the camera, due to the margin for focus alignment being severely
reduced.
●●Resolution may be reduced around the edges of the picture.
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Taking close-up pictures
[Macro Zoom]
To take even larger images of the subject, setting to [Macro Zoom] enables the subject to
appear even larger than when using [AF Macro].
Press
to display [Macro Mode]
Use cursor button to select [Macro Zoom] and press
[MENU/SET]
Adjust the Digital Zoom magnification with the zoom lever
Return
The zoom position is fixed at the Wide
end.
Focus range is 3 cm (0.098 feet) - .
Enlarge
Digital Zoom magnification (1 x to 3 x)
••You can also perform [Macro Zoom] by touch operations. (→64)
●●In [Macro Zoom], higher magnification results in lower picture quality.
●●When [Macro Zoom] is set, Extra optical zoom or [i.ZOOM] does not work.
●●The [Macro Zoom] cannot be set in the following cases:
••[Creative Control] Mode ([Toy Effect] [Miniature Effect])
••[3D Photo Mode]
••When the [Burst] setting is set to
,
or
●●When [AF Tracking] is set, zoom macro is cancelled.
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Taking pictures with self-timer
Recording mode:
We recommend using a tripod. This is also effective for correcting jitter when pressing the
shutter button, by setting the self-timer to 2 seconds.
Press
to display [Selftimer]
Use cursor button to select time duration and press
[MENU/SET]
Take a picture
Press the shutter button fully to start recording after the preset time.
Self-timer indicator
(Flashes for set duration)
••To cancel while in operation → Press [MENU/SET]
●●Focus will be automatically adjusted immediately before recording if the shutter button
is pressed fully.
●●After Self-timer indicator stops flashing, it may then be lit for AF Assist Lamp.
●●This function cannot be used in the following cases:
••[Underwater] and [High Speed Video] scene modes
••Recording motion pictures
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Taking pictures with Exposure Compensation
Corrects the exposure when there is a backlight or when the subject is too dark or too
bright.
■■Recording mode:
Press
to display [Exposure]
Use cursor button to select a value and press [MENU/SET]
••If the picture is too dark, adjust the exposure
to the “+” direction.
••If the picture is too bright, adjust the exposure
to the “-” direction.
••After exposure adjustment, the adjustment
value (
for example) is displayed in the
bottom-left corner of the screen.
●●Depending on the brightness, this may not be possible in some cases.
●●The Exposure Compensation value you set is retained even after the camera is turned
off.
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Taking pictures with Exposure Compensation
Recording while exposure is changed automatically ([Auto Bracket])
Records 3 pictures in continuous succession while exposure is changed automatically.
After exposure adjustment, the adjustment value is set as the standard.
■■Recording mode:
Press
several times to display [Auto Bracket]
Use cursor button to select a value and press [MENU/SET]
Value displayed
after Exposure
Compensation
set
••The first still picture is recorded without
compensation, the second still picture is
recorded with exposure adjusted in the
“-” direction, and the third still picture is
recorded with exposure adjusted in the
“+” direction.
••Cancelled when the power is turned off.
●●Cannot be used with flash.
●●When [Auto Bracket] is set, [Burst] is cancelled.
●●[Auto Bracket] cannot be used in the following cases:
••[Creative Control] Mode ([Miniature Effect] [Soft Focus])
••Scene Modes ([Panorama Shot] [Handheld Night Shot] [HDR] [High Speed Video])
••Recording motion pictures
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Determine aperture and shutter speed and record
Recording mode:
[Aperture-Priority] Mode
When recording, you can control the aperture value to meet your recording purposes.
Shutter speed is automatically adjusted to be appropriate for the set aperture value.
Set mode dial to
([Aperture-Priority] Mode)
Press [EXPOSURE] button and use cursor button to determine
aperture value
••When the aperture value is increased, the
range of depth in focus expands, and the
picture shows up clearly from the position
of the camera to the background.
••When the aperture value is reduced, the
range of depth in focus shrinks, and the
background can get blurry.
Aperture value
Press [EXPOSURE] button
[Shutter-Priority] Mode
When recording, you can control the shutter speed to meet your recording purposes.
Aperture is automatically adjusted to be appropriate for the set shutter speed.
Set mode dial to
([Shutter-Priority] Mode)
Press [EXPOSURE] button and use cursor button to determine
shutter speed
••At faster shutter speeds, movements by
the subject show as if they are still.
••At slower shutter speeds, subjects that
are moving show as jittery.
Shutter speed
Press [EXPOSURE] button
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Determine aperture and shutter speed and record
[Manual Exposure] Mode
This mode of recording lets you set any aperture value and shutter speed when exposure
adjustment prevents you from recording at the desired exposure (brightness/darkness).
Also, long-exposure recording of up to 15 seconds is possible.
Set mode dial to
([Manual Exposure] Mode)
••Manual exposure assist is displayed.
Press [EXPOSURE] button and use cursor button to determine
aperture value and shutter speed
Aperture value/shutter speed
Press [EXPOSURE] button
■■Manual exposure assist (estimate)
If the shutter button is pressed halfway, manual exposure assist is displayed.
Shows pictures with standard brightness.
Shows brighter pictures. For standard brightness, either use a faster
shutter speed or increase aperture value.
Shows darker pictures. For standard brightness, either use a slower
shutter speed or reduce aperture value.
■■Recording motion pictures in
••Aperture and shutter speed are automatically set.
●●When the picture is too bright or too dark or there is incorrect exposure, the numbers
for the aperture value and shutter speed are shown in red.
●●LCD monitor brightness may vary from the actual still picture recorded.
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Taking Pictures with different picture effects
[Creative Control] mode
Recording mode:
You can select your own settings from various effects and take pictures while confirming
these effects on the LCD monitor.
Set mode dial to
Press
to select a setting, and press [MENU/SET]
Setting
Effect
[EXPS]
[Expressive]
This picture effect creates a pop art style picture that enhances
the colour.
[RETR]
[Retro]
This picture effect creates the soft appearance of a tarnished
picture.
[HKEY]
[High Key]
This picture effect creates a brighter and lighter toned
appearance for the entire picture.
[LKEY]
[Low Key]
This picture effect creates a darker sombre appearance for the
entire picture to emphasise the bright portions.
[SEPI]
[Sepia]
This picture effect creates a picture with sepia tone.
[MONO]
[Dynamic Monochrome]
This picture effect creates a monochromatic picture with a
higher contrast and more dramatic atmosphere.
[HDYN]
[High Dynamic]
This picture effect creates a picture with a well-balanced
brightness for the entire picture (from dark areas to bright areas).
[TOY]
[Toy Effect]
This picture effect creates a picture that resembles pictures
taken by a toy camera with a reduced amount of peripheral light.
•• About adjusting colour shade
→ Press the [DISP.] button and use the cursor button to
select the shades of a colour.
[MINI]
[Miniature Effect]
This picture effect creates a diorama-like picture by
intentionally blurring the upper and lower edges of the picture.
(Also known as Tilt Shift Focus)
[SOFT]
[Soft Focus]
This picture effect creates a soft appearance by intentionally
blurring the entire picture.
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Taking Pictures with different picture effects [Creative Control] mode
■■Changing the selected picture effects ([Creative Control] menu)
Press [MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select [Creative Control] menu and press [MENU/SET]
Press
to select a setting, and then press [MENU/SET]
■■Recording motion pictures in
Records a motion picture at the optimum settings for the selected effects.
●●A setting that was selected in [Creative Control] mode is retained even after the camera
is turned off.
●●Following [Rec] menu settings will be automatically adjusted and cannot be selected
manually.
[Sensitivity], [White Balance], [i.Exposure], [Min. Shtr Speed], [Color Mode]
●●Notes on the [Miniature Effect] setting
••The recording screen is displayed with a slight delay when compared to usual
recording.
••No audio is recorded for motion pictures.
••Portrait orientation recording does not affect the blurred part. (The left and right edges
will be blurred.)
••When a motion picture is recorded, the finished recording will be approximately 1/8th
of the actual recorded time period. (If you record a motion picture for 8 minutes,
the resulting motion picture recording time will be approximately 1 minute.) The
recordable time displayed on the camera is approx. 8 times longer than actual time
needed for recording. When the recording mode is changed, be sure to check the
recordable time.
••If you stop recording motion pictures too soon, the camera may continue recording
until a certain time. Hold the camera until the camera stops recording.
••When you take a picture using a large picture size setting, the screen will become
dark for a certain period of time after the picture is taken. However, this occurs due to
signal processing and is not a defect.
●●Notes on the [Soft Focus] setting
••The recording screen is displayed with a slight delay when compared to usual
recording. (When this effect is set, the recorded motion picture is played back like a
frame dropping.)
••When you take a picture using a large picture size setting, the screen will become
dark for a certain period of time after the picture is taken. However, this occurs due to
signal processing and is not a defect.
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Taking pictures according to the scene
[Scene Mode]
Recording mode:
Using [Scene Mode] enables you to take pictures with optimum settings (exposure,
colouring, etc.) for given scenes.
Set mode dial to
Use cursor button to select the scene and press [MENU/SET]
■■Changing the selected scene mode ([Scene Mode] menu)
Press [MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select [Scene Mode] menu and press [MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select the scene and press [MENU/SET]
■■Recording motion pictures in
Records a motion picture at the optimum settings for the selected scene.
••Some scenes are switched to the following scenes:
Selected scene
Scenes for motion picture
[Baby]
Portrait motion picture
[Night Portrait], [Night Scenery], [Handheld Night Shot]
Low light motion picture
[Sports], [HDR], [Pet]
Normal motion picture
●●Selecting a Scene Mode inappropriate for the actual scene may affect the colouring of
your picture.
●●Following [Rec] menu settings will be automatically adjusted and cannot be selected
manually.
[Sensitivity], [Metering Mode], [i.Exposure], [Min. Shtr Speed], [i.Resolution],
[Color Mode]
●●Using flash in Scene Modes (→67)
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Taking pictures according to the scene [Scene Mode]
••How to select a scene (→77)
••Using flash in Scene Modes (→66)
Improves the skin tone of subjects for a healthier appearance in bright
daylight conditions.
[Portrait]
Tips
•• The closer the zoom is positioned to the T (telephoto) edge and the closer the
camera is brought to the subject, the greater the effect will be.
Smooths skin colours in bright, outdoor daylight conditions (portraits
from chest upwards).
[Soft Skin]
Tips
•• The closer the zoom is positioned to the T (telephoto) edge and the closer the
camera is brought to the subject, the greater the effect will be.
Takes clear pictures of wide, distant subjects.
[Scenery]
Creates a single panorama picture by stitching multiple still pictures taken
in rapid succession.
Use cursor button to select the recording direction, and press [MENU/SET] to
set.
Check the recording direction and press [MENU/SET]
•• Special panorama guidelines will be displayed during recording.
Press the shutter button halfway to focus
Press the shutter button fully and pan the camera in a small circular motion in
the selected direction to start recording
•• Taking pictures from left to right
2 sec.
1 sec.
3 sec.
[Panorama
Shot]
Recording direction and
progress status (approximate)
•• Pan the camera so that you make a complete circuit in approx. 8 seconds
- Pan the camera at a constant speed.
- You may not be able to take pictures successfully if you move the camera too
quickly or too slowly.
- Pan the camera in a small circular motion.
Press the shutter button fully again to end recording
•• You can also end recording if you stop panning the camera while taking
pictures.
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Taking pictures according to the scene [Scene Mode]
••How to select a scene (→77)
••Using flash in Scene Modes (→66)
Tips
•• Pan the camera in the recording direction as steadily as possible.
If the camera shakes too
much, it may not be able to
take pictures or may end up
creating a narrow (small)
panorama picture.
The subjects that are displayed in this range are recorded. (guideline)
[Panorama
Shot]
(Continued)
Notes
•• The zoom position is fixed to the W end.
•• The focus, White Balance, and Exposure Compensation are all fixed to
optimal values for the first picture.
If the focusing or brightness of pictures recorded as part of a Panorama
picture after the first picture are significantly different from those of the first
picture, the Panorama picture as a whole (when all pictures are stitched
together) may not have consistent focus and brightness.
•• The following functions are fixed to the settings indicated below.
[Stabilizer]: [OFF] [Date Stamp]: [OFF]
•• Since several pictures are stitched together to create a Panorama picture,
some subjects may be distorted or the joining portions of successively taken
pictures that are stitched may be noticeable.
•• The number of recording pixels per horizontal line and vertical line of a
Panorama picture varies depending on the recording direction and number of
stitched pictures.
The maximum number of recording pixels is as follows:
- Taking pictures in landscape orientation: Approx. 8000 x 1080
- Taking pictures in portrait orientation: Approx. 1440 x 8000
•• Panorama pictures may not be created or pictures may not be recorded
properly when taking pictures of the following subjects or when taking pictures
in the following recording conditions:
- Subjects that have a continuous monotone or pattern (sky, beach, etc.)
- Moving subjects (person, pet, vehicle, waves, or flowers swaying in the wind,
etc.)
- Subjects whose colours or patterns change quickly (such as an image
appearing on a display)
- Dark locations
- Locations with a flickering light source (fluorescent lamp, candle light, etc.)
About panorama playback
You can operate the zoom lever or perform touch operations to enlarge still
pictures taken in [Panorama Shot] scene mode in the same way as with other
still pictures. If you play back panorama pictures in the same way as playing
back a motion picture, the panorama pictures are scrolled automatically. (→45)
•• Unlike motion picture playback, you cannot perform fast forward or fast rewind
while the panorama pictures are scrolling automatically. (You can perform
single-frame forward or rewind while the automatic scrolling operation is
paused.)
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Taking pictures according to the scene [Scene Mode]
••How to select a scene (→77)
••Using flash in Scene Modes (→66)
Takes pictures of scenes with fast movement, e.g. sports.
[Sports]
Tips
•• Stand at least 5 m (16 feet) away.
Notes
•• Shutter speed may slow down up to 1 second.
Takes pictures of people and nightscapes with close to actual brightness.
[Night Portrait]
Tips
•• Use flash.
•• Subject should not move.
•• Tripod, self-timer recommended.
Notes
•• Shutter speed may slow down up to 8 seconds.
•• After recording, the shutter may stay closed (up to 8 seconds) to process the
signal. This is not a malfunction.
Takes clear pictures of night scenes.
[Night
Scenery]
Tips
•• Tripod, self-timer recommended.
Notes
•• Shutter speed may slow down up to 8 seconds.
•• After recording, the shutter may stay closed (up to 8 seconds) to process the
signal. This is not a malfunction.
Takes clear still pictures of night scenes with less jitter and less noise by
combining a burst of still pictures.
[Handheld
Night Shot]
Tips
•• Stand at least 5 m (16 feet) away.
•• After the shutter button has been pressed, do not move the camera during the
burst operation.
Notes
•• Since a burst of still pictures are combined after they have been recorded, it
will be a few moments before you will be able to record another picture.
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Taking pictures according to the scene [Scene Mode]
••How to select a scene (→77)
••Using flash in Scene Modes (→66)
The camera can combine several still pictures taken with different
exposures into a single properly exposed picture with rich gradation.
Tips
•• After the shutter button has been pressed, do not move the camera during the
burst operation.
[HDR]
Notes
•• Since a burst of still pictures are combined after they have been recorded, it
will be a few moments before you will be able to record another picture.
•• A subject that was in motion when it was recorded may be recorded as an
afterimage.
•• The camera may take a single still picture instead of several pictures under
certain recording conditions.
Takes natural-looking pictures of food.
[Food]
Uses weak flash to bring out skin colours.
■■To record age and name
[Baby1] and [Baby2] can be set separately.
Use cursor button to select [Age] or [Name] and press [MENU/SET].
Select [SET] with cursor button and then press [MENU/SET].
Set the birthday and name.
Age: Set birthday with cursor button, and press [MENU/SET].
Name: (See “Entering Text”: (→94))
Use cursor button to select [Exit] and press [MENU/SET].
[Baby]
Tips
•• Make sure [Age] and [Name] are [ON] before taking a picture.
Notes
•• Age display format depends on [Language] setting.
•• Shutter speed may slow down up to 1 second.
•• [Age] and [Name] print setting can be made on your computer using
“PHOTOfunSTUDIO” on the supplied disc. Text may also be stamped onto the
still picture using [Text Stamp].
Records pet’s age and name when taking pictures.
[Pet]
•• Refer to [Baby] for other tips and notes.
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Taking pictures according to the scene [Scene Mode]
••How to select a scene (→77)
••Using flash in Scene Modes (→66)
Takes clear pictures of scenes such as sunsets.
[Sunset]
Prevents blurring of subject in dark, indoor conditions.
[High Sens.]
Select the aspect ratio and the picture size with cursor button and press [MENU/
SET].
Most suitable for taking pictures such as a landscapes through the
transparent glass of a train/vehicle or building.
[Glass
Through]
Notes
•• If there are stains such as dust or a reflection on the glass, the camera may
focus on the glass instead of a subject.
•• The colour of pictures may appear unnatural due to the colour of the glass.
(You may be able to reproduce the appropriate colour by adjusting the White
Balance.)
Takes pictures with natural colours suitable for an underwater scene.
Tips
•• For fast moving subjects, align with the AF area and press
(Press again to release.)
(AF Lock).
[AF Lock]
(focus fixed)
AF area
[Underwater]
•• If the zoom is operated after AF Lock is set, the AF Lock setting will be
cancelled and must be set again.
•• AF Lock cannot be set if [AF Mode] is set to
.
About [White Balance]
•• You can adjust colours according to your preference by using the “White
Balance fine adjustment” (→97).
Notes
•• Always use marine case (optional).
•• Positioning is not possible underwater, because the GPS signals cannot
reach the camera. DMC-TZ30 DMC-TZ31
•• When there are many underwater objects, set the flash to .
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Taking pictures according to the scene [Scene Mode]
••How to select a scene (→77)
••Using flash in Scene Modes (→66)
Records rapid movements at a high speed of 220 fps.
Press the motion picture button to start recording
Press the motion picture button again to finish recording
•• Motion picture recording can also be started or finished by pressing the
shutter button. (The touch shutter function will be disabled.)
•• During playback, the movements of a subject that cannot be seen by the
naked eye can be made recognizable by playing back the motion pictures
using slow motion.
[High Speed
Video]
Notes
•• High-speed motion pictures cannot be recorded in the built-in memory.
•• Motion pictures are recorded in Motion JPEG with a picture size of QVGA
(320x240 pixels). (Up to 2 GB, about 7 minutes 20 seconds at one recording.)
•• No sound is recorded.
•• Still pictures cannot be recorded while high-speed motion pictures are being
recorded.
•• The settings for the focus, zoom, exposure and White Balance are fixed to the
settings specified when recording was started.
•• The Optical Image Stabiliser does not work.
•• The [AF Mode] is set to
(1-area-focusing).
•• Flickering or horizontal stripes may appear while recording under fluorescent
lighting.
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Taking 3D pictures
[3D Photo Mode]
Recording mode:
Pictures are recorded continuously while moving the camera horizontally, and two
pictures selected automatically are combined to make a single 3D picture.
To view 3D pictures, a television that supports 3D is required (This unit will play back in
2D). (→160)
Set mode dial to
••Description of recording method is displayed.
Check the instructions, and then press [MENU/SET].
Start the recording and then pan
the camera horizontally straight
from left to right
••A guide is displayed while recording.
••Move the camera approximately 10 cm
(0.33 feet) within approximately 4 seconds
using the guide.
Tips for recording pictures
••Record a stationary subject.
••Record a picture outdoors or in other bright locations.
••Press the shutter button halfway to fix the focus and the exposure, press the shutter
button fully, and then pan the camera.
••Hold the camera so that the subject is slightly to the right of the centre on the
display at the start of the recording. This makes it easier to position the subject in
the centre of the recorded picture.
●●3D still pictures cannot be recorded by holding this camera vertically.
●●3D still pictures are recorded in MPO format (3D).
●●The zoom position is fixed to the W end.
●●The picture size is fixed to 2M .
●●ISO Sensitivity is automatically adjusted. However, ISO Sensitivity is increased to make
the shutter speed faster.
●●Motion pictures cannot be recorded.
●●When any of the recording conditions listed below exists, it may be impossible to record
any images at all. Or there may be no 3D effect, or the image may be distorted even if a
picture is recorded.
•• When the subject is too dark or too bright
•• When the subject’s brightness changes
•• When the subject is moving
•• When pictures are recorded underwater
•• When the subject lacks contrast
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Register your own settings and record
[Custom] Mode
Registering your preferred recording mode, [Rec] menu settings, etc. to [Cust.Set Mem.]
and setting the mode dial to
/
allows you to switch quickly to those settings.
[Cust.Set Mem.]
Up to 4 current camera settings can be registered.
■■Recording mode:
Select the recording mode you wish to register and set the
[Rec] menu, [Motion Picture] menu, [Setup] menu, etc.
Select [Cust.Set Mem.] from the [Setup] menu (→51)
Use cursor button to select custom set for registration and
press [MENU/SET]
••A confirmation screen is displayed. Select [Yes] with cursor button and then press
[MENU/SET].
••The custom settings registered in [C1] can be used with the
of the mode dial.
It will be convenient if the custom setting used often is registered, since it can be
used by just setting the mode dial.
••The custom settings registered in [C2-1], [C2-2] or [C2-3] can be selected in the
of the mode dial. Up to 3 custom settings can be registered, so select the one
matching the needs.
●●Self-timer is not stored in custom set.
●●Since certain menu items would be reflected in other recording modes, they are not
saved.
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Register your own settings and record [Custom] Mode
[Custom]
Settings registered in [Cust.Set Mem.] can be quickly called up by setting the mode dial
to
/
.
■■Recording mode:
Set mode dial to
/
([Custom] mode)
••When set to
→ The camera switches to the recording mode and settings registered in
••When set to
→ Perform steps
-
.
Use cursor button to select custom set
••Use and to confirm the registered settings.
••Only the main menu items are displayed.
Press [MENU/SET] to enter the settings
The camera switches to the recording mode and settings of the selected custom
set.
■■When changing the menu settings
Even if the menu settings are changed temporarily when [C1], [C2-1], [C2-2] or
[C2-3] is selected for using the custom set, the currently registered settings will
remain unchanged.
To change the currently registered settings, overwrite the registered data using [Cust.
Set Mem.] (→85) on the [Setup] menu.
■■Changing from one
([Custom] menu)
custom setting to another
custom setting
••To use a custom setting for other than the above case, operate the mode dial.
Press [MENU/SET]
Select [Custom] menu and press [MENU/SET]
Use
to select custom set and press [MENU/SET]
■■Recording motion pictures in
/
Records motion pictures in registered recording mode.
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Burst function
Recording mode:
A burst of still pictures can be recorded while the shutter button is pressed fully.
Select [Burst] from the [Rec] menu (→51)
Use cursor button to select the burst setting, and press
[MENU/SET]
Setting
*1
Speed
Description
No. of
pictures
Approx. 2 - 10
pictures/sec.
•• The burst speed is adjusted automatically in
accordance with the movements of people, pets
or other subjects. ([Intelligent Burst mode])
•• When a fast-moving subject is recorded, the
frame rate becomes faster and the number
of pictures that can be recorded in a series is
restricted to about 10.
100∗2
•• The subject is brought into focus as far as this
is allowed by the burst speed. The pictures are
taken with the burst function while the exposure
and White Balance are being adjusted.
(However, when the burst function is operating
during motion picture recording, the focus is
fixed to the first picture.)
•• The burst speed may be reduced under certain
recording conditions.
100∗2
Approx. 10
pictures/sec.
•• Focus, exposure and White Balance are fixed in
the first picture.
10
40 pictures/sec.
•• Focus, exposure and White Balance are fixed in
the first picture.
•• Note on the picture size setting (→88)
40
60 pictures/sec.
•• Focus, exposure and White Balance are fixed in
the first picture.
•• The recordable range is reduced.
•• Note on the picture size setting (→88)
60
Complies with
recording
conditions
•• The burst of still pictures can be recorded even
in low light conditions as the flash is used.
([Flash Burst])
•• The focus, exposure, and flash level are all
fixed to the settings for the first picture.
•• Note on the picture size setting (→88)
5
The burst function is released.
—
Approx. 2
pictures/sec.
Approx. 5
pictures/sec.
*3
[OFF]
—
∗1 Only in the
mode
∗2 The number of burst pictures is limited by the picture-taking conditions and the type and/or
status of the card used.
, mode
∗3 Only in the ,
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Burst function
■■Note on the picture size setting
[Aspect Ratio]
4:3
5 M, 3 M, 0.3 M
2.5 M, 0.3 M
3M
3:2
4.5 M, 2.5 M, 0.3 M
3 M, 0.3 M
2.5 M
16:9
3.5 M, 2 M, 0.2 M
3.5 M, 0.2 M
2M
1:1
3.5 M, 2.5 M, 0.2 M
2 M, 0.2 M
2.5 M
●●Pictures taken with the
or
setting are recorded together as a group (burst
group). (→109)
●●Depending on changes in the brightness of the subject, the second and subsequent
pictures may be recorded brighter or darker when using the burst function at the
,
,
or
setting.
●●Burst speed may be reduced if shutter speed is reduced in darker locations.
●●The pictures taken using the burst function at the or setting may be distorted if
the subjects were moving or the camera was moved.
●●[Auto Bracket] is released.
●●The flash is set to [Forced Flash Off]. (However, when [Flash Burst] is selected,
the flash is fixed to
[Forced Flash On].)
●●Settings will be stored even if power is turned off.
●●The burst function cannot be used in the following cases:
••[Creative Control] Mode ([Toy Effect] [Miniature Effect] [Soft Focus])
••Scene Modes ([Panorama Shot] [Handheld Night Shot] [HDR] [High Speed Video])
●●When the scene mode is set to [Night Portrait], [Night Scenery] or [High Sens.], or
cannot be selected.
●●When [Selftimer] is set, 3 pictures are taken. (When [Flash Burst] is set, 5 pictures are
taken.)
●●It may take a while to store still pictures that were taken using the burst function. If you
continue to record while storing, the number of burst pictures that can be taken will be
reduced.
●●You cannot use zoom during burst recording.
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Recording with the Face Recognition function
[Face Recog.]
Recording mode:
••Default [Face Recog.] setting is [OFF].
••When the face pictures are registered, the setting will be [ON] automatically.
■■How the Face Recognition function works
During recording
(When [AF Mode] is
(Face Detection))
•• The camera recognises a registered face and adjusts focus and
exposure.
•• When registered faces that have set names are recognised, the
names are displayed (up to 3 people).
During playback
•• The name and age are displayed (if information is registered).
•• The names that have been set for the recognised faces are displayed (up to 3 people).
•• Only pictures of the selected registered people are played back ([Category Selection]).
■■Recording tips when registering face pictures
•• Make sure the subject’s eyes are open and mouth closed; have the subject face the camera
directly, and make sure the outline of the face, the eyes and eyebrows are not hidden by hair.
•• Make sure there are no heavy shadows on the face. (During registration, the flash is not used.)
■■If the camera seems to have difficulty recognising faces when recording
•• Register additional pictures of the same person’s face, indoors and outdoors or with different
expressions or angles.
•• Register additional pictures at the place you are recording.
•• If a registered person is no longer recognised, re-register that person.
●●When Burst is performed, recording information relating to Face Recognition is put only
on the first picture.
●●If you press the shutter button halfway, then point the camera at a different subject and
record, recording information for a different person may be put on the picture.
●●Face Recognition does not work in the following cases:
••[Creative Control] Mode ([Miniature Effect] [Soft Focus])
••Scene Modes ([Panorama Shot] [Night Scenery] [Handheld Night Shot] [Food]
[Underwater])
••Motion picture
●●Face Recognition searches for faces similar to those registered, but there is no
guarantee it will always recognise these faces. In some cases, the camera cannot
recognise or incorrectly recognises even registered people depending on their
expression or the environment.
●●Even if Face Recognition information is registered, pictures recorded when the name is
[OFF] are not categorised for Face Recognition in [Category Selection].
●●Even if Face Recognition information is changed, Face Recognition information
for previously recorded pictures is not changed.
For example, if a name is changed, pictures recorded before the change are not
categorised for Face Recognition in [Category Selection].
●●To change name information for pictures already recorded, perform a [REPLACE] (→126)
in [Face Rec Edit].
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Recording with the Face Recognition function [Face Recog.]
Registering face pictures
Up to 6 people’s face pictures can be registered along with such information as name and
birthdate.
You can facilitate Face Recognition by the way you register faces: for example, register
multiple face pictures of the same person (up to 3 pictures in one registration).
Select [Face Recog.] from the [Rec] menu (→51)
Select [MEMORY] with cursor button and then press
[MENU/SET]
Select [New] with cursor button and then press [MENU/SET]
••If 6 people are already registered, first delete a registered person. (→91)
Record the face picture
Align the face with the guide and record.
Select [Yes] with cursor button and then press
[MENU/SET].
•• If re-recording, select [No]
••Faces of subjects other than people (e.g. pets) cannot be
registered.
••When [DISP.] button is pressed, an explanation is
displayed.
Use cursor button to select the item for editing and press
[MENU/SET]
[Name]
elect [SET] with cursor button and then press [MENU/SET]
S
Enter the name (Entering text →94)
[Age]
Set the birthdate.
Select [SET] with cursor button and then press [MENU/SET]
Use
to select year, month and day, set with
, and press
[MENU/SET]
[Focus Icon]
Change the icon that is displayed when the subject is in focus.
Select the focus icon with cursor button and then press [MENU/SET]
[Add Images]
Up to 3 face pictures of the person can be registered.
Select an unregistered frame and press [MENU/SET]
•• When a registered face picture is selected with cursor button, a screen to
confirm deletion is displayed. Select [Yes] to delete the face picture.
(If only one picture is registered, it cannot be deleted.)
Record the picture (Step
above.)
Press [ / ] button
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Recording with the Face Recognition function [Face Recog.]
Editing or deleting information about registered persons
Information about registered people can be edited or deleted.
Select [Face Recog.] from the [Rec] menu (→51)
Select [MEMORY] with cursor button and then press
[MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select the face picture to be edited or
deleted
Use cursor button to select the item and press [MENU/SET]
[Info Edit]
Edit name or other registered information. (→90)
[Priority]
Set priority order for focus and exposure.
Select the registration order with cursor button and then press
[MENU/SET]
[Delete]
Delete information and face pictures of registered persons.
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Useful features for travel
[Travel Date]
••For [Setup] menu setting procedures (→51)
If you set your travel schedule and record pictures, the day of your trip on which the
picture was taken will be recorded.
■■Recording mode: ∗
∗ Recording only. (Cannot set.)
Select [Travel Date] from the [Setup] menu (→51)
Use cursor button to select [Travel Setup] and press
[MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select [SET] and press [MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select the departure date and press
[MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select the return date and press
[MENU/SET]
■■To record [Location]
Once the [Travel Setup] is set, you can set the location.
Select [Location] in step
above
Use cursor button to select [SET] and press [MENU/SET]
Enter your location (Entering text →94)
●●The travel date is calculated from the set departure date and the date set in the
camera’s clock. When destination is set in [World Time], days elapsed are calculated
based on local destination time.
●●When [Travel Setup] is set to [OFF], the number of days elapsed is not recorded. It is
not displayed even if [Travel Setup] is set to [SET] after recording.
●●If settings are made before departure date, number of days to departure are not
recorded.
●●[Location] is recorded separately from the location name information which is recorded
on the pictures by the GPS function. DMC-TZ30 DMC-TZ31
●●To print [Location] or the number of days that have passed, either use [Text Stamp] or
print using the software “PHOTOfunSTUDIO” on the supplied disc.
●●[Travel Date] cannot be recorded for AVCHD motion pictures recorded when [Rec
Quality] is set to [PSH], [FSH] or [SH].
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Useful features for travel
[World Time]
••For [Setup] menu setting procedures (→51)
Set the recording date and time with the local time at your destination.
■■Recording mode:
■■Preparation: Set [Auto Clock Set] to [OFF]. (→140)
Select [World Time] from the [Setup] menu (→51)
••Message will be displayed when setting for the first time. In this case, press
[MENU/SET] and skip to step .
Use cursor button to select [Destination] and press
[MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select area and press [MENU/SET]
Current time at selected
destination
City/area name
Difference with home time
When [Destination] has been selected
■■To set summer time
Press in step . (Press again to release the setting)
••When summer time is set, the current time is advanced by 1 hour. If the setting is
cancelled, the time automatically returns to the current time.
■■When you come back from your travel destination
Select [Home] in step
and press [MENU/SET].
●●If you cannot find your destination in the area displayed on the screen, set based on
difference with home time.
is displayed on the screen for pictures recorded at the destination when they are
played back.
●●When [Auto Clock Set] is set to [ON], you cannot change the area of [Destination]. (You
can only change the summer time setting of [Destination].) DMC-TZ30 DMC-TZ31
●●
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Entering Text
Use the cursor button to enter names with the Face Recognition function and in Scene
Modes [Baby] and [Pet], or to register locations in [Travel Date] etc.
Use cursor button to select characters
Press [MENU/SET] several times until the desired character is
displayed
Text is inserted at the cursor position.
••To change the character type
→ Select
, and press [MENU/SET].
Cursor position
■■Editing text
Use cursor button to select
and press [MENU/SET]. Then, move the
cursor to the text to edit
••You can also use the zoom lever to reposition the cursor.
Use cursor button to select [Delete], and then press [MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select the correct text, and then press [MENU/SET]
When you are finished entering text, use cursor button to
select [Set] and press [MENU/SET]
●●A maximum of 30 characters can be entered. (Maximum of 9 characters for [Face
Recog.] names)
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Using the [Rec] menu
[Aspect Ratio]
••For [Rec] menu setting procedures (→51)
Set the aspect ratio of still pictures.
■■Recording mode:
■■Settings:
/
/
/
●●Edges may be cut off when printing – be sure to check in advance.
[Picture Size]
••For [Rec] menu setting procedures (→51)
Set the size (number of pixels) of still pictures. Number of pictures which can be recorded
depends on this setting and on [Quality].
■■Recording mode:
■■Settings:
10 M ∗
3648×2736
Picture Size ([Aspect Ratio]:
5M
7M ∗
3072×2304
2560×1920
)
14 M
4320×3240
9M ∗
3648×2432
Picture Size ([Aspect Ratio]:
6M ∗
4.5 M ∗
3072×2048
2560×1712
)
12.5 M
4320×2880
7.5 M ∗
3648×2056
Picture Size ([Aspect Ratio]:
5.5 M ∗
3.5 M ∗
3072×1728
2560×1440
)
10.5 M
4320×2432
10.5 M
3232×3232
7.5 M ∗
2736×2736
∗ This setting is not available in
Picture Size ([Aspect Ratio]: )
5.5 M ∗
3.5 M ∗
2304×2304
1920×1920
([Intelligent Auto] Mode).
3M ∗
2048×1536
0.3 M
640×480
2.5 M ∗
2048×1360
0.3 M ∗
640×424
2M ∗
1920×1080
0.2 M ∗
640×360
2.5 M ∗
1536×1536
0.2 M ∗
480×480
●●Mosaic effect may appear depending on subject and recording conditions.
Setting guide
Larger picture size
Smaller picture size
Crisper picture
Coarser picture
Lower recording
capacity
Higher recording
capacity
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Using the [Rec] menu
[Quality]
••For [Rec] menu setting procedures (→51)
Set quality of picture.
■■Recording mode:
■■Settings: ([Fine]) High quality, priority to picture quality
([Standard]) Standard quality, priority to the number of pictures
●●The setting is fixed to , in [High Sens.] Scene Mode.
●●When [3D Photo Mode] is selected, the displayed icons are different:
([3D+Fine]): An MPO picture and a high quality JPEG picture are recorded
simultaneously.
([3D+Standard]): An MPO picture and a standard quality JPEG picture are recorded
simultaneously.
[Sensitivity]
••For [Rec] menu setting procedures (→51)
Set ISO Sensitivity (sensitivity to lighting) manually.
We recommend higher settings to take clear pictures in darker locations.
■■Recording mode:
■■Settings: [AUTO] /
[Intelligent ISO] / [100] / [200] / [400] / [800] / [1600] / [3200]
Setting guide
[Sensitivity]
Location
(recommended)
Shutter speed
Interference
Subject blur
[100]
Bright
(outdoors)
Slow
Low
High
[3200]
Dark
Fast
High
Low
●●[AUTO] is automatically set in a range up to 800 (1600 when flash is used) based on
subject brightness.
[Intelligent ISO] is automatically set in a range up to 1600 based on subject
movement and brightness.
●●The [Sensitivity] is automatically set in the following cases:
••When recording motion pictures
••When [Burst] is set to [Flash Burst]
●●
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Using the [Rec] menu
[White Balance]
••For [Rec] menu setting procedures (→51)
Adjust colouring to suit light source if colours otherwise appear unnatural.
■■Recording mode:
■■Settings: [AWB] (automatic) /
(outdoor, clear sky) /
(outdoor, cloudy sky) /
(outdoor, shade) /
(Incandescent lighting) /
(uses value set in
)/
(set manually)
●●When [AWB] (Automatic White Balance) is set, the colouring is adjusted in accordance
with the light source. However, if the scene is too bright or too dark or if other extreme
conditions apply, the pictures may appear reddish or bluish. The White Balance may
not operate correctly if there is a multiple number of light sources.
●●Under fluorescent lighting, LED lighting fixture etc., the appropriate White Balance will
vary depending on the lighting type, so use [AWB] or
.
●●White Balance setting is fixed to [AWB] in the following cases:
Scene Modes ([Scenery], [Night Portrait], [Night Scenery], [Handheld Night Shot],
[Food], [Sunset], [Underwater])
●●Even if the camera’s power is OFF, the set White Balance is remembered. (If the Scene
Mode is changed, the white balance setting returns automatically to [AWB].)
■■White Balance fine adjustment (excluding [AWB])
White Balance settings can be individually fine-tuned if colours still do not appear as
anticipated.
Select the white balance to be fine-tuned, and press the [DISP.] button to display the
[WB Adjust.] screen
Adjust with if red is strong, adjust with if blue is strong.
Press [MENU/SET]
••Settings are remembered even if power is turned off.
••Settings remain applied when using flash.
••Even though the [AWB] setting is fixed in [Underwater] Scene Mode, fine adjustments
may still be made.
••Fine adjustments cannot be made when [Color Mode] (→103) is set to [B&W] or
[SEPIA].
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Using the [Rec] menu
■■Setting White Balance manually (
)
Select
and press [MENU/SET]
Point the camera towards a white object (e.g. paper) and press [MENU/SET]
White Balance is set to
.
••Even if the camera’s power is OFF, the set White Balance is remembered.
••It may not be possible to set the correct White Balance if subjects are too bright or too
dark. In this case, adjust the brightness and try to set the White Balance again.
■■[AWB] operational range:
10000K
9000K
Blue sky
8000K
7000K
6000K
5000K
4000K
3000K
2000K
Cloudy sky (rain)
Shade
Sunlight
White fluorescent lighting
Incandescent lighting
Sunset/sunrise
Candlelight
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Using the [Rec] menu
[AF Mode]
••For [Rec] menu setting procedures (→51)
Method of aligning focus can be changed according to position and number of subjects.
■■Recording mode:
■■Settings:
/
/
/
Taking front-on
pictures of people
/
Recognises faces (up to 15 people) and adjusts exposure and focus
accordingly.
AF area
Yellow:When the shutter button is pressed
halfway, the frame turns green when
the camera is focused.
White:Displayed when more than one face
is detected. Other faces that are the
same distance away as faces within
the yellow AF area are also focused.
(Face Detection)
Automatically locking
the focus on a
moving subject
(AF Tracking)
Touch the subject
AF Tracking frame
When the subject is recognised, the AF
Tracking frame changes from white to yellow,
and the subject is automatically kept in focus.
If AF Lock fails, a red frame flashes.
•• Perform these operations with the touch shutter function (→29)
released.
•• To release AF Tracking → Touch .
•• Focus range (same as macro recording) (→68)
•• You can also use to perform this function.
Subject not centred in
picture
Focuses on up to 23 points.
(23-area-focusing)
Determined position
for focus
(1-area-focusing)
(Spot-focusing)
1-area-focusing:Focuses on AF area in centre of picture.
(Recommended when focus is difficult to align)
Spot-focusing: Focuses on smaller, limited area.
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Using the [Rec] menu
●●Focus is fixed to
(1-area-focusing) in the following cases:
••[High Speed Video] scene mode
••[Miniature Effect] in [Creative Control] mode
●●Use (1-area-focusing) if focus is difficult to align with (Spot-focusing).
●●Cannot set to (Face Detection) in the following cases:
••Scene Modes ([Panorama Shot] [Night Scenery] [Handheld Night Shot] [Food]
[Underwater])
••[Creative Control] Mode ([Soft Focus])
●●If the camera misinterprets a non-human subject as a face in (Face Detection)
setting, switch to another setting.
●●If conditions prevent the face from being recognised, such as when the movement of
the subject is too rapid, the [AF Mode] setting switches to
(23-area-focusing).
●●Under certain recording conditions, such as when the subject is small or dark, (AF
Tracking) may not operate correctly.
●●When (AF Tracking) does not work, focus will be on (23-area-focusing).
●●Cannot set to (AF Tracking) in the following cases.
••[Panorama Shot] Scene Mode
••[B&W] and [SEPIA] in [Color Mode]
••[Creative Control] Mode ([Sepia] [Dynamic Monochrome] [High Dynamic]
[Toy Effect] [Soft Focus])
●●When (23-area-focusing) or (Spot-focusing) is set, the [AF Mode] setting at the
time of motion picture recording switches to
(1-area-focusing).
[Quick AF]
••For [Rec] menu setting procedures (→51)
The focus is automatically adjusted when camera blurring is small even when the shutter
button is not pressed. (Increases battery consumption)
■■Recording mode:
■■Settings: [ON] / [OFF]
●●Focus alignment may take time if zoom is suddenly changed from max. W to max. T, or
if suddenly moving closer to subject.
●●Press shutter button halfway if focus is difficult to align.
●●The function will turn [OFF] in the following cases.
[Night Portrait], [Night Scenery], [Handheld Night Shot] and [High Speed Video] Scene
Modes
●●[Quick AF] will not work while AF Tracking is operating.
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Using the [Rec] menu
[Face Recog.]
••For [Rec] menu setting procedures (→51)
For details (→89).
[Metering Mode]
••For [Rec] menu setting procedures (→51)
You can change the position for measuring brightness when correcting exposure.
■■Recording mode:
■■Settings:
[Metering Mode]
Brightness measurement position
Conditions
[ Multi
Metering]
Whole screen
Normal usage (produces balanced
pictures)
[ Center
Weighted]
Centre and surrounding area
Subject in centre
[Spot]
Centre and close surrounding area
Great difference between
brightness of subject and
background
(e.g. person in spotlight on stage,
backlighting)
[i.Exposure]
••For [Rec] menu setting procedures (→51)
Automatically adjusts contrast and exposure to give more lifelike colours when there is
significant contrast between background and subject.
■■Recording mode:
■■Settings: [LOW] /
[STANDARD] /
[HIGH] / [OFF]
●●[LOW], [STANDARD] and [HIGH] indicate the maximum range of correction.
●●When [i.Exposure] works, the colour of changes.
●●Even if [Sensitivity] is set to [100], when [i.Exposure] is activated, pictures may be taken
at a higher ISO Sensitivity than the setting.
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Using the [Rec] menu
[Min. Shtr Speed]
••For [Rec] menu setting procedures (→51)
Sets shutter speed to minimum. We recommend using slower shutter speeds to take
brighter pictures in dark locations.
■■Recording mode:
■■Settings: [AUTO]
[1/250] [1/125] [1/60] [1/30] [1/15] [1/8] [1/4] [1/2] [1]
●●Slower shutter speeds allow for brighter pictures but increase risk of jitter, so we
recommend using a tripod and the self-timer.
●●As still pictures may become dark when using faster values such as [1/250], we
recommend that still pictures are taken in bright locations (
button is pressed halfway if still picture will be dark).
●● displayed on screen for settings other than [AUTO].
flashes red when shutter
[i.Resolution]
••For [Rec] menu setting procedures (→51)
You can use the camera’s Intelligent Resolution technology to record still pictures with
sharper outlines and clearer resolution. Also, when [i.ZOOM] is set, the zoom ratio can be
increased two times higher than the original zoom ratio with limited deterioration of picture
quality.
■■Recording mode:
■■Settings: [ON] / [i.ZOOM] / [OFF]
●●About [i.ZOOM] (→65)
[Digital Zoom]
••For [Rec] menu setting procedures (→51)
Zoom 4 times further than Optical/Extra optical zoom. (Note that enlarging will decrease
picture quality with Digital Zoom.)
■■Recording mode:
■■Settings: [ON] / [OFF]
●●This is fixed to [ON] when [Macro Zoom] is set.
●●When Digital Zoom is used simultaneously with i.Zoom, you can only increase the
zoom ratio up to 2 times.
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Using the [Rec] menu
[Burst]
••For [Rec] menu setting procedures (→51)
For details (→87).
[Color Mode]
••For [Rec] menu setting procedures (→51)
Set colour effects.
■■Recording mode:
■■Settings: [STANDARD] / [VIVID]*1 (sharper) / [B&W] / [SEPIA] / [Happy]*2
*1 Except [Intelligent Auto] Mode
*2 [Intelligent Auto] Mode only
[AF Assist Lamp]
••For [Rec] menu setting procedures (→51)
Illuminates lamp when dark to facilitate focus alignment.
■■Recording mode:
■■Settings: [ON]: Lamp illuminated with halfway press of shutter
button (
appears)
[OFF]: Lamp off (taking pictures of animals in the dark,
etc.)
●●The AF Assist Lamp has an effective distance of 1.5 m (4.9 feet).
••Do not block the lamp with your fingers or look at it from close
range.
●●The setting is fixed to [OFF] in the following Scene Modes:
[Scenery] [Night Scenery] [Handheld Night Shot] [Sunset]
[Glass Through] [Underwater] [High Speed Video]
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AF Assist Lamp
Using the [Rec] menu
[Red-Eye Removal]
••For [Rec] menu setting procedures (→51)
Automatically detects red-eye and corrects still picture data when recording with flash
red-eye reduction (
).
■■Recording mode:
■■Settings: [ON] / [OFF]
●●This setting will work only when [AF Mode] is (Face Detection).
●●Depending on the circumstance, it may not be possible to correct red-eye.
●●When the function setting is [ON], a appears with the flash icon.
[Stabilizer]
••For [Rec] menu setting procedures (→51)
Automatically detects and prevents jitter.
When recording motion pictures, [Active Mode] (stabiliser for motion pictures) will
automatically function. This decreases the jitter of the image when recording motion
pictures while walking, etc.
■■Recording mode:
■■Settings: [ON] / [OFF]
●●The setting is fixed to [ON] in [Handheld Night Shot] Scene Mode.
●●The setting is fixed to [OFF] in the following Scene Modes:
••[Panorama Shot] Scene Mode
••[High Speed Video] Scene Mode
●●Cases where Optical Image Stabiliser may be ineffective:
Heavy jitter, high zoom ratio (also in the Digital Zoom range), fast-moving objects,
indoors or in dark locations (due to low shutter speed)
●●In [Active Mode], stronger effect of the correction can be achieved at the W end.
●●In the following case, [Active Mode] will not function even when recording motion
pictures.
••When recording mode is set to [VGA] in [MP4].
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Using the [Rec] menu
[Date Stamp]
••For [Rec] menu setting procedures (→51)
Still pictures can be taken with the recording date and time stamped on the still picture.
■■Recording mode:
■■Settings: [W/O TIME] / [WITH TIME] / [OFF]
●●Date stamps on still pictures cannot be erased.
●●The date cannot be stamped when [Auto Bracket] or [Burst] is set, when recording a
motion picture, or when the [Panorama Shot] or [High Speed Video] Scene Modes are
set.
●●Do not request date printing in store or make date printing on printer for still pictures
with date stamps. (Date printing may be overlapping.)
●●Cannot change the setting in [Intelligent Auto] Mode. The setting in other Recording
Mode is applied.
[Clock Set]
••For [Rec] menu setting procedures (→51)
Set the clock. Same function as that in [Setup] menu. (→23)
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Using the [Motion Picture] menu
[Rec Mode]
••For [Motion Picture] menu setting procedures (→51)
Sets the data format of the motion picture that is recorded.
■■Recording mode:
■■Settings:
[AVCHD]
•• This is a data format suitable for playback on high-definition TVs.
[MP4]
•• This data format is suited for playing back motion pictures on a computer and other
such devices.
●●For details (→38)
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Using the [Motion Picture] menu
[Rec Quality]
••For [Motion Picture] menu setting procedures (→51)
Sets the picture quality of the motion picture that is recorded.
■■Recording mode:
■■Settings:
[AVCHD] in [Rec Mode]
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Item
Picture size/Bit rate
fps
[Aspect Ratio]
[GPH]
1920×1080 pixels/Approx. 28 Mbps
50p
[PSH]*
[GFS]
16:9
1920×1080 pixels/Approx. 17 Mbps
50i
[FSH]*
[GS]
1280×720 pixels/Approx. 17 Mbps
50p
[SH]*
*Even if positioning is executed successfully using the GPS function, the location information and
place name information are not recorded.
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[PSH]
[FSH]
[SH]
Picture size/Bit rate
1920×1080 pixels/Approx. 28 Mbps
1920×1080 pixels/Approx. 17 Mbps
1280×720 pixels/Approx. 17 Mbps
fps
50p
50i
50p
[Aspect Ratio]
Picture size/Bit rate
1920×1080 pixels/Approx. 20 Mbps
1280×720 pixels/Approx. 10 Mbps
640×480 pixels/Approx. 4 Mbps
fps
[Aspect Ratio]
16:9
[MP4] in [Rec Mode]
Item
[FHD]
[HD]
[VGA]
●●What is bit rate
25
16:9
4:3
This is the volume of data for a definite period of time, and the quality becomes higher
when the number gets bigger. This unit is using the “VBR” recording method. “VBR” is
an abbreviation of “Variable Bit Rate”, and the bit rate (volume of data for definite period
of time) is changed automatically depending on the subject to record. Therefore, the
recording time is shortened when a subject with fast movement is recorded.
●●Motion pictures recorded using [High Speed Video] Scene Mode are recorded in Motion
JPEG with a picture size of QVGA (320×240 pixels).
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Using the [Motion Picture] menu
[Continuous AF]
••For [Motion Picture] menu setting procedures (→51)
Either allow the focus to be constantly adjusted during motion picture recording, or fix the
focus position at the start of recording.
■■Recording mode:
■■Settings: [ON]
[OFF]: Fix focus position at the start of motion picture recording.
[Wind Cut]
••For [Motion Picture] menu setting procedures (→51)
Automatically detects wind sounds (wind noise) captured by the microphone and
suppresses the sound if the wind is blowing too strongly.
■■Recording mode:
■■Settings: [AUTO] / [OFF]
●●When [Wind Cut] is set to [AUTO], the sound quality may differ from that of normal
recordings.
●●The setting is fixed to [OFF] in the following cases:
••[Miniature Effect] of the [Creative Control] Mode
••[High Speed Video] scene mode
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Playing back still pictures recorded using the
burst function
Pictures taken with the
or
setting are recorded together as a group (burst group).
■■Representative picture display
A representative picture (first burst picture) is displayed when it is displayed together
with other still pictures or with motion pictures.
••All the still pictures in a burst group can be deleted or
edited together.
••Continuous playback can be performed using the same
operations as for motion pictures. (→45)
Number of burst pictures
■■Display within each burst group
Still pictures recorded by a single burst can be displayed separately or as a list.
Touch
while the representative first burst picture is
being displayed
The display within each burst group appears on the screen.
••You can also display still pictures within each burst
group using .
On the display within each burst group, only the series of
burst still pictures are displayed.
••To return to the representative screen display
→ Touch
(or press ).
■■Re-acquiring the burst group information
When the power is turned on, the
(acquiring information icon) may appear.
While
is displayed, pictures cannot be deleted and the [Playback] menu cannot
be used. Only [Normal Play] or [Calendar] is available as the [Playback Mode].
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Playing back still pictures recorded using the burst function
●●[Playback] menu items cannot be used while the display appears within each burst
group.
●●Burst pictures cannot be displayed as a burst group during [GPS Area Play]
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●●The following operation cannot be performed while a representative first burst picture is
being displayed.
••[Auto Retouch] • [Creative Retouch]
••[Cropping] of [Playback] menu
●●Burst pictures recorded after the total number of still pictures has exceeded 50,000 will
not be grouped.
If only one still picture is left over in a burst group after deletion or other operations, it
will not be formed into a group, either.
●●The burst pictures recorded by another device may not be recognised as burst group
pictures.
●●Burst pictures will not be grouped if recorded without setting the clock.
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Different playback methods
[Playback Mode]
Recorded pictures can be played back in a variety of ways.
Press [MENU/SET] in playback mode
The menu selection screen is displayed.
Use cursor button to select [Playback Mode] menu and press
[MENU/SET]
••The menu type can also be selected by touch operations.
Use cursor button to select the playback method and press
[MENU/SET]
[Normal Play]
Plays back all pictures. (→42)
[2D/3D Settings]
Switches the output format between 2D and 3D pictures. (Only
available during HDMI output.) (→160)
[Slide Show]
Automatically plays back recorded pictures, one after another.
(→112)
[Filtering Play]
Plays back the pictures after narrowing them down according to
various conditions. (→114)
[Calendar]
Displays the pictures according to the date on which they were
taken. (→114)
●●When no card is inserted, pictures are played back from the built-in memory.
●●The [Playback Mode] automatically becomes [Normal Play] when the REC/PLAY switch
is set to
and the power is turned on, or when switching from recording mode to
playback mode.
[2D/3D Settings]
••For switching [Playback Mode] (above)
The playback method for the 3D pictures can be switched. This menu is only displayed
during HDMI output. For the procedure for playing back a 3D still picture (→160).
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Different playback methods [Playback Mode]
[Slide Show]
••For switching [Playback Mode] (→111)
Automatically play pictures in order and to music. Recommended when viewing on TV
screen.
Use cursor button to select the playback method and press
[MENU/SET]
[All]
Play all.
[Picture Only]
Plays back still pictures.
[Motion Pic. Only]
Plays back motion pictures.
[3D Play]
Plays back only 3D still pictures that were recorded in [3D Photo
Mode].
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[GPS Area Play]
Selects place name or landmark to play back pictures recorded in the
same place. (Use cursor button to select place name or landmark and
press [MENU/SET].)
[Travel]
Play only pictures that were recorded with the [Travel Setup] or
[Location]. (→114)
[Category
Selection]
Select category and play back motion or still pictures.
(Select category with cursor button and press [MENU/SET].) (→114)
[Favorite]
Play back pictures set as [Favorite]. (→123)
Use cursor button to set playback effects and press [MENU/
SET]
[Effect] (Select music and effects according to picture atmosphere)
[AUTO] (only available with [Category Selection] setting) / [NATURAL] / [SLOW] / [SWING] /
[URBAN] / [OFF]∗
[Setup]
[Duration]∗
[1SEC] / [2SEC] / [3SEC] / [5SEC] (Only available when [Effect] is [OFF])
[Repeat]
[ON] / [OFF]
[Sound]
[OFF]: Music and audio will not play back.
[AUTO]: W
ith still pictures, music will play back, and with motion pictures,
audio will play back.
[Music]: Music effect will play back.
[Audio]: Audio is played back from motion pictures.
∗ In the following case, [Effect] is fixed to [OFF]. The [Duration] setting is also disabled.
•• [Motion Pic. Only]
•• [Burst] of [Category Selection]
Select [Start] with cursor button and press [MENU/SET]
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Different playback methods [Playback Mode]
■■Operations during Slide Show
The operation guide appears on the bottom right of the LCD monitor.
••If you do not perform any operation for approx. 2 seconds, the operation guide is
turned off. To display the guide again, press the [DISP.] button.
During motion picture/burst group/
panorama picture playback
During still picture playback
Pause/play
Pause/play
Next
Previous
(While paused)
Previous
Stop
Stop
Volume down
(While paused)
Next
Volume down
Volume up
Volume up
●●When [URBAN] has been selected, the picture may appear in black and white as a
screen effect.
●●When panorama pictures are played back, the [Duration] setting is disabled.
●●Part of [Effect] cannot be used when displaying pictures on television using an HDMI
mini cable (optional) or when displaying pictures recorded in portrait position.
●●Screen effects do not operate during a [3D Play] slide show.
●●Music effects cannot be added.
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Different playback methods [Playback Mode]
[Filtering Play]
••For switching [Playback Mode] (→111)
You can refine the selection of pictures to be viewed by narrowing them down to pictures
in selected categories or to favourite pictures, and then view those pictures.
Select the filtering method using cursor button, and press
[MENU/SET]
[Picture Only]
Play back still pictures
[Video Only]
Play back motion pictures
[3D Play]
Play back only 3D still pictures that were recorded in [3D Photo Mode].
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[GPS Area
Play]
Select the location name of the place where the pictures were taken or the
landmark name, and play the pictures back.
Select the region whose pictures are to be played back using cursor
button, and press [MENU/SET].
Select the location name or landmark name using cursor button, and
press [MENU/SET].
[Travel]
Play back pictures with [Travel Date] that have been set at the time of their
recording.
Select whether to play back the pictures by date or by travel location
using cursor button, and press [MENU/SET].
•• When [All] is selected, the pictures recorded with [Travel Date] are
played back.
Select the date or travel location using cursor button, and press
[MENU/SET].
[Category
Selection]
Play back pictures that have been narrowed down by category, such as
Scene Mode.
Select the category using cursor button, and press [MENU/SET].
Pictures taken using Face Recognition
[Portrait] /
/ [Soft Skin] / [Night Portrait] /
/ [Baby] /
[Scenery] /
/ [Panorama Shot] / [Sunset] /
/ [Glass Through]
[Night Portrait] /
/ [Night Scenery] /
/ [Handheld Night Shot] /
[Sports]
[Baby] /
[Pet]
[Food]
[Underwater]
[Burst] (
[Favorite]
or
only)
Play back pictures set as [Favorite]. (→123)
[Calendar]
••For switching [Playback Mode] (→111)
Select the date from the calendar screen to view only the pictures taken on that day. (→44)
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Retouching pictures
[Auto Retouch]
You can adjust the colour and brightness of a still picture to bring them into balance.
••New pictures are created after editing pictures with [Auto Retouch]. Before starting to
edit, make sure that there is enough free space in the built-in memory or memory card.
••Example picture
Select a still picture to retouch during playback and press
Use cursor button to select [Auto Retouch] and press
[MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select [ON] and press [MENU/SET]
••A confirmation screen is displayed. If you select [Yes], the new retouched still
picture is saved.
••When [OFF] is selected, you can restore a picture to its original condition (before
retouching).
●●The retouch effect may be less apparent in some still pictures.
●●Some still pictures may have higher noise levels after retouching.
●●It may not be possible to use [Auto Retouch] with still pictures that have already been
retouched.
●●It may not be possible to retouch still pictures recorded with other cameras.
●●You cannot retouch the pictures in a burst group as a group. Retouch each picture in a
burst group after displaying it.
●●[Auto Retouch] is unable to perform in the following cases:
••Motion pictures
••Still pictures recorded in [Panorama Shot] Scene Mode
••3D still pictures
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Retouching pictures
[Creative Retouch]
You can retouch recorded still pictures by selecting the effect that you want to apply.
••New pictures are created after editing pictures with [Creative Retouch]. Before starting
to edit, make sure that there is enough free space in the built-in memory or memory
card.
Select a still picture to retouch during playback and press
Use cursor button to select [Creative Retouch] and press
[MENU/SET]
Press
to select a setting
••The picture retouched with the selected effect is displayed.
••When [OFF] is selected, you can restore a picture to its original condition (before
retouching).
Setting
Effect
[EXPS]
[Expressive]
This picture effect creates a pop art style picture that
enhances the colour.
[RETR]
[Retro]
This picture effect creates the soft appearance of a tarnished
picture.
[HKEY]
[High Key]
This picture effect creates a brighter and lighter toned
appearance for the entire picture.
[MONO]
[Dynamic Monochrome]
This picture effect creates a monochromatic picture with a
higher contrast and more dramatic atmosphere.
[TOY]
[Toy Effect]
This picture effect creates a picture that resembles pictures
taken by a toy camera with a reduced amount of peripheral
light.
•• About adjusting colour shade
→ Press the [DISP.] button and use the cursor button to
select the shades of a colour.
[SOFT]
[Soft Focus]
This picture effect creates a soft appearance by intentionally
blurring the entire picture.
Press [MENU/SET]
••A confirmation screen is displayed. If you select [Yes], the new retouched still
picture is saved.
●●The retouch effect may be less apparent in some still pictures.
●●It may not be possible to retouch still pictures recorded with other cameras.
●●You cannot retouch the pictures in a burst group as a group. Retouch each picture in a
burst group after displaying it.
●●[Creative Retouch] is unable to be performed in the following cases:
••Motion pictures
••Still pictures recorded in [Panorama Shot] Scene Mode
••3D still pictures
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Using the [Playback] menu
You can set the recorded picture to upload to the image-sharing websites, edit the picture
(for example, trimming), and set a protection setting in the picture.
••For [Playback] menu display and operation methods (→51)
••Depending on the [Playback Mode], some [Playback] menu items are not displayed.
••It may not be possible to set or edit pictures taken with other cameras.
••New pictures are created after editing pictures with tools such as [Text Stamp], [Resize]
and [Cropping]. Before starting to edit, make sure that there is enough free space in the
built-in memory or memory card.
[Upload Set]
You can select pictures on the camera for uploading to image-sharing websites
(Facebook or YouTube).
••You can only upload motion pictures to YouTube, while you may upload both motion
pictures and still pictures to Facebook.
••Pictures on the built-in memory cannot be set. Copy pictures to a card (→127) before
making [Upload Set] settings.
Use cursor button to select [SINGLE] or [MULTI], and then
press [MENU/SET]
Select picture and make setting
●●[SINGLE]
Use cursor button to select
picture and press [MENU/SET]
Web upload setting
•• To cancel
→ Press [MENU/SET] again.
●●[MULTI]
Use cursor button to select picture and
press [DISP.] button
•• To cancel
→ Press [DISP.]
button again.
Web upload setting
To execute → Press [MENU/SET].
•Confirmation screen is
displayed. If you select
[Yes], the operation is
executed.
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Using the [Playback] menu
■■Uploading to image-sharing websites
When setting [Upload Set], the built-in uploading tool automatically makes copies
on the card inside the camera. Connect the camera to your computer (→165) before
performing uploading operations. For more details, refer to (→167).
■■To clear all
Select [CANCEL] in step
and select [Yes].
●●Not available on cards with less than 512 MB.
[Title Edit]
••For [Playback] menu display and operation methods (→51).
You can give titles, etc. to your favourite still pictures.
Use cursor button to select [SINGLE] or [MULTI], and then
press [MENU/SET]
Select a still picture
●●[SINGLE]
●●[MULTI]
Use cursor button to select a
still picture and press [MENU/
SET]
(up to 100 pictures with the same text)
Use cursor button to select a still picture and
press [DISP.] button
[Title Edit] setting
[Title Edit] already set
•• To cancel
→ Press [DISP.] button
again.
•• To execute
→ Press [MENU/SET].
Enter characters (Entering text (→94))
To delete a title, delete all the characters in the character input screen.
●●Cannot be used in the following cases:
••Motion pictures
••3D still pictures
●●To print text, use [Text Stamp] or “PHOTOfunSTUDIO” on the supplied disc.
[Edit GPS Data]
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Using the [Playback] menu
[Text Stamp]
••For [Playback] menu display and operation methods (→51).
The recording date and time, location name information and the text registered in the
[Baby], [Pet] Scene Modes, [Travel Date] and [Title Edit] are stamped on the still picture.
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Use cursor button to select [SINGLE] or [MULTI], and then
press [MENU/SET]
Select a still picture
●●[SINGLE]
Use cursor button to select a
still picture and press [MENU/
SET]
●●[MULTI] (up to 100 pictures)
Use cursor button to select a still picture and
press [DISP.] button
[Text Stamp] setting
•• To cancel
→ Press [DISP.] button
again.
•• To execute
→ Press [MENU/SET].
Use cursor button to select [Set] and press [MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select items and press [MENU/SET]
(→120)
Use cursor button to select settings and press [MENU/SET]
(→120)
Press [
/
] button
Use cursor button to select [OK] and press [MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select whether to stamp age and press
[MENU/SET]
••If [Name] is [OFF] in step , this step will not be displayed.
••Confirmation screen is displayed. If you select [Yes], the operation is executed.
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Using the [Playback] menu
■■Items that can be stamped
[Shooting Date]
[Name]
[W/O TIME]: Stamp recording date
[WITH TIME]: Stamp recording date and time
: Stamp name registered in Face Recognition
: Stamp name registered in [Baby] or [Pet]
[Location]
Stamp location registered in [Setup] menu’s [Travel Date]
[Travel Date]
Stamp Travel Date set in [Setup] menu’s [Travel Date]
[Title]
Stamp text registered in [Title Edit]
[Country/Region]
[State/Prov./County]
[County/Township]
[City/Town/Village]
[Landmark]
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Stamp place name information recorded by GPS function
•• If text such as the location name or landmark name is long, it may not
be possible to stamp all the text.
••Items set to [OFF] are not stamped.
●●Cannot stamp texts on the following pictures.
••Motion pictures
••3D still pictures
••Still pictures that date or other texts had already been stamped
••Still pictures taken without setting clock
••Still pictures recorded in [Panorama Shot] Scene Mode
●●Characters may be cut off on certain printers.
●●Text is difficult to read when stamped on pictures of 0.3M or less.
●●Do not request date printing in store or make date printing on printer for still
pictures with date stamps. (Date printing may be overlapping.)
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Using the [Playback] menu
[Resize]
••For [Playback] menu display and operation methods (→51).
Picture size can be reduced to facilitate e-mail attachment and use in web pages, etc.
(Still pictures recorded at the smallest recording pixel level cannot be further reduced.)
■■[SINGLE]
Use cursor button to select [SINGLE] and press [MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select a still picture and press
[MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select size and press [MENU/SET]
Current size
Size after change
••Confirmation screen is displayed. If you select [Yes], the operation is executed.
■■[MULTI]
Use cursor button to select [MULTI] and press [MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select size and press [MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select a still picture and press [DISP.]
button (up to 100 pictures)
Number of pixels before/after
resizing
•• To cancel
→ Press [DISP.] button again.
•• To execute
→ Press [MENU/SET].
Resize setting
••Confirmation screen is displayed. If you select [Yes], the operation is executed.
●●Picture quality is reduced after resizing.
●●Cannot resize the following pictures.
••Motion pictures
••3D still pictures
••Still pictures that date or other texts had already been stamped
••Still pictures recorded in [Panorama Shot] Scene Mode
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Using the [Playback] menu
[Cropping]
••For [Playback] menu display and operation methods (→51).
Enlarge your still pictures and crop unwanted areas.
Use cursor button to select a still picture, and then press
[MENU/SET]
Select area to crop and press [MENU/SET]
Expand
Change position
••Confirmation screen is displayed. If you select [Yes], the operation is executed.
●●Picture quality is reduced after cropping.
●●Cannot crop the following pictures.
••Motion pictures
••Still pictures that date or other texts had already been stamped
••Still pictures recorded in [Panorama Shot] Scene Mode
••3D still pictures
●●Original Face Recognition information will not be copied when still pictures are cropped.
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Using the [Playback] menu
[Favorite]
••For [Playback] menu display and operation methods (→51).
By labelling your favourite pictures with a star ( ), you can play back your favourite
pictures only, or you can delete all pictures except your favourites.
Use cursor button to select [SINGLE] or [MULTI] and press
[MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select picture and press [MENU/SET]
●●[SINGLE]
●●[MULTI]
Favourite picture setting
Favourite picture setting
••To cancel → Press [MENU/SET] again.
■■To clear all
Select [CANCEL] in step
and select [Yes].
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Using the [Playback] menu
[Print Set]
••For [Playback] menu display and operation methods (→51).
Picture/picture no./date printing settings can be made for when printing with DPOF printcompatible shops or printers. (Ask at the shop to check for compatibility.)
Use cursor button to select [SINGLE] or [MULTI] and press
[MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select picture and press [MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to set number of pictures and press
[MENU/SET]
(repeat steps
●●[SINGLE]
and
when using [MULTI] (up to 999 pictures))
●●[MULTI]
Date print set
Date print set
No. to print
No. to print
••Date print setting/release → Press [DISP.] button
■■To clear all
Select [CANCEL] in step
and select [Yes].
●●Depending on the type of printer, the printer settings may take priority over camera
settings.
●●Cannot be set for files that are not compliant with the DCF standard.
●●Some DPOF information set by other equipment cannot be used. In such cases, delete
all of the DPOF information and then set it again with this camera.
●●Date print setting cannot be made for still pictures that have been taken with [Date
Stamp] and pictures with a [Text Stamp] applied.
●●Print setting cannot be made for motion pictures.
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Using the [Playback] menu
[Protect]
••For [Playback] menu display and operation methods (→51).
Set protection to disable picture deletion. Prevents deletion of important pictures.
Use cursor button to select [SINGLE] or [MULTI] and press
[MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select picture and press [MENU/SET]
●●[SINGLE]
●●[MULTI]
Picture protected
Picture protected
••To cancel → Press [MENU/SET] again.
■■To clear all
Select [CANCEL] in step
and select [Yes].
●●May not be effective when using other devices.
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Using the [Playback] menu
[Face Rec Edit]
••For [Playback] menu display and operation methods (→51).
Edit or delete the recognition information for pictures with mistaken Face Recognition.
Use cursor button to select [REPLACE] or [DELETE] and
press [MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select the picture and press [MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select a person and press [MENU/SET]
••If [DELETE], go to step .
••People whose Face Recognition information has not been registered cannot be
selected.
Use cursor button to select the person to replace for another
and press [MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select [Yes] and press [MENU/SET]
●●When Face Recognition information is deleted, it cannot be restored.
●●Pictures for which all Face Recognition information has been deleted are not
categorised in Face Recognition during [Category Selection].
●●Recognition information cannot be edited in protected pictures.
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Using the [Playback] menu
[Copy]
••For [Playback] menu display and operation methods (→51).
You can copy pictures between built-in memory and memory card.
Use cursor button to select the copy method (direction) and
press [MENU/SET]
: Copy all pictures from built-in memory to card (go to step
: Copy 1 picture at a time from card to built-in memory.
).
Use cursor button to select picture and press [MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select [Yes] and press [MENU/SET]
••To cancel → Press [MENU/SET].
●●Copying pictures may take several minutes. Do not turn off power or perform other
operations during copying.
●●If identical names (folder/file numbers) are present in the copy destination, a new
folder for copying will be created when copying from built-in memory to card (
Identically-named files will not be copied from card to built-in memory (
).
●●The following settings are not copied. Set them again after copying.
- [Print Set]
- [Protect]
- [Favorite]
●●Only pictures from Panasonic digital cameras (LUMIX) may be copied.
●●Motion pictures recorded in [AVCHD] format cannot be set.
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Using the GPS function to record the location of a
picture
Before using the GPS function, read “About GPS” (→8) and “Licence Agreement for
Place Name and Map Data” (→190).
GPS stands for Global Positioning System. You can check your current location using
GPS satellites. The camera receives radio signals that contain orbital information and
time information from multiple GPS satellites, and uses them to calculate its current
position. Calculating a position in this manner is known as “positioning”.
This camera can record the location information of a place where a picture was taken on
the pictures.
The camera can also automatically adjust the time or display a place where a picture was
taken on a map during playback.
Precautions on properly receiving a GPS signal
●●It is recommended to hold the camera steady with the built-in GPS antenna pointed
at the open sky while updating the GPS. (→129)
●●The camera cannot properly receive radio signals from the GPS satellites in the
following places. As a result, the camera may not be able to execute positioning or a
significant error in positioning may occur.
•• Inside buildings
•• Surrounded by trees, such as in
a forest
•• Inside a moving train, vehicle, etc.
•• Near high-voltage electrical power
lines
•• In building basements or underwater
(when using the optional marine case)
•• Between tall buildings or in a valley
•• Inside tunnels
•• Near devices such as a 1.5 GHz band mobile phone
●●Do not block the built-in GPS antenna with your hand or other objects.
●●If you want to execute positioning while you carry the camera around, do not put it
in a metallic bag or case. If the camera is enclosed in something metallic, it cannot
execute positioning.
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Using the GPS function to record the location of a picture
Using the GPS function to execute positioning
When [GPS Setting] is [ON], the camera periodically receives radio signals from the GPS
satellites and executes positioning. When positioning is executed successfully, the place
name and position (latitude and longitude) information are recorded in still pictures and
motion pictures (except for the picture quality settings of [PSH], [FSH], and [SH]).
••If you select automatic time adjustment using the GPS function when you set the clock
of this camera for the first time, [GPS Setting] is set to [ON].
Press [MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select [GPS] menu and press
[MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select [GPS Setting] and press
[MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select [ON] and press [MENU/SET]
••A message appears on the screen. After confirming the message, press
[MENU/SET].
[GPS Setting]
[ON]
[OFF]
[INFO]
Description
The camera periodically executes positioning. Even if the camera is
turned off, positioning will be continued. (Positioning will stop after a
certain period of time has elapsed.)
The GPS function is set to OFF.
You can check the current reception status.
■■About operations during positioning
The GPS status indicator lights up while positioning
is being executed and the GPS reception icon
appears on the screen. (→130)
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Built-in GPS
antenna
GPS status indicator
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■■Displaying the status and result of positioning
The icons that indicate the status and result of positioning will appear on the LCD
monitor. When positioning is successful, camera will search the place name information
(name of place and landmark) inside its internal database and display it.
GPS reception icon
Positioning
executed
The same number of icons as the number of
successfully
the GPS satellites (from which radio signals are
successfully received) stop flashing and light (blue).
If the three bars of the GPS reception icon do not
light and the icon turns off, it means that positioning
was unsuccessful.
Place name
information
•• Country/region
•• Province/state
•• City/borough/county
•• Town/village
•• Landmark
Positioning result icons
Icon
Time elapsed after successful positioning
Less than 5 minutes
5 minutes to 1 hour have elapsed.
1 hour to 2 hours have elapsed.
2 hours or more have elapsed.
Positioning failed. No location information/place
name information available.
Even if GPS reception is good, it will take approx. 2 to 3 minutes to
successfully execute positioning in the following cases:
••When positioning is executed for the first time
••When [GPS Setting] is set to [OFF]
••When [Airplane Mode] is set to [ON] and the camera is turned off
••While the battery is removed
Positioning can be executed faster when you download GPS assist data to the
camera using the “GPS Assist Tool”. (→141)
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■■Information to be recorded on the pictures
When the camera successfully executes positioning, it records the following information
in still pictures and motion pictures* (except for the picture quality settings of [PSH],
[FSH], and [SH]).
••Location information (latitude and longitude)
••Place name information (Country/region, province/state, city/borough/county, town/
village, landmark)
* Only the information determined at the time when the recording was started is recorded.
Location information and place name information are stored in the camera after
positioning is executed successfully. The information is updated when the camera
executes a new positioning successfully.
●●The
is displayed during playback for pictures that are recorded with location and
place name information.
••The location information and place name information are not recorded on pictures
that are recorded when the positioning result icon
is displayed. [---] will appear
during playback. (Since no location information is stored in the camera, you cannot
perform [Edit GPS Data] (→137, 138).)
••Only the location information will be recorded for pictures recorded immediately after
positioning was executed successfully (until place name information appears). During
playback, you can add the place name information to pictures recorded with only the
location information.
■■Place name information
The most appropriate place name is displayed for place name information by searching
for place names and landmarks from the database of this camera based on the latitude
and longitude of positioning. (In some cases, the nearest place name or landmark may
not be displayed.)
••If an appropriate place name or landmark is not found in the database of this camera,
[---] will appear even if positioning is executed successfully. Even if [---] is displayed,
in some cases you can select the place name information by using [GPS Area
Select]. (→136)
••There are also cases where the landmarks you are looking for may not be registered
in the camera database. Place name information such as landmarks is current as of
December 2011. (Type of landmarks (→196))
●●Place name information (place name and landmark name) may be different from the
official names in some cases.
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Using the GPS function to record the location of a picture
Executing the positioning function right away to update the
current location
If the displayed place name is different from the current location or a previous location is
displayed, update the positioning information.
If some time has elapsed since the last time positioning was executed
successfully ( ,
,
, or
is displayed), we recommend updating
the positioning information.
Before starting the procedure, move to a place where positioning can be performed
successfully. (→128)
(Recording mode only)
Touch the GPS icon
Touch [Repositioning]
The GPS status indicator lights up and the
positioning reception icons appear on the screen
while positioning is executed. (→130)
●●The positioning information is also updated by the following operations.
••Set [GPS] in the Quick menu to [GPS] again.
••Select [Repositioning] from the [GPS] menu.
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■■Interval between positioning operations
Even if the positioning information is not updated, the camera automatically tries
to execute positioning immediately after it is turned on and subsequently at regular
intervals when [GPS Setting] is [ON].
Also, when [Airplane Mode] is set to [OFF], the camera automatically tries to execute
positioning periodically according to the environment, even if the camera is turned off.
Note, however, that the positioning operation is interrupted in the following cases.
••When the battery power is low and
is displayed.
••When the battery charging is started.
••When the camera has not been turned on for a certain period of time.
■■Displaying the GPS reception status
Select [GPS Setting] from the [GPS] menu: Perform steps
and
Use cursor button to select [INFO] and press [MENU/SET]
••Press [MENU/SET] again to update the positioning information
(→129)
••Checking GPS reception status
:Time when positioning is executed
:Number of GPS satellites from which the camera has received signals
:Latitude
Longitude
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Changing place name information to be displayed
You can change the recorded place name information items to be displayed on the
screen.
Press [MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select [GPS] menu and press
[MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select [Area Info. Set] and press
[MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select an item to be changed and press
[MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to set items that you want to display to [ON]
and items that you do not want to display to [OFF] and press
[MENU/SET]
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Using the GPS function to record the location of a picture
Disabling the positioning function when the camera is turned off
When [GPS Setting] is [ON], the GPS function remains activated even if the camera is
turned off.
To disable the positioning function when the camera is turned off, set [Airplane Mode] to
[ON].
Press [MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select [GPS] menu and press
[MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select [Airplane Mode] and press
[MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select [ON] and press [MENU/SET]
●●Electromagnetic waves from the camera can affect instruments and meters. In airplane
cabins (during takeoff and landing) or in other restricted areas, set [GPS Setting] to
[OFF] or set [Airplane Mode] to [ON], and then turn off the camera.
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Changing the place name information to be
recorded
When there are other candidate locations as a result of positioning, you can change the
location information to another place name or landmark in the neighbourhood.
••When there is a choice for differing place name information,
appears in front of the
place name information.
••You can also perform this operation by touching [GPS Area Select] after touching the
GPS icon.
Press [MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select [GPS] menu and press
[MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select [GPS Area Select] and press
[MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select an item to be changed and press
[MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select a place name or landmark from
the displayed candidates and press [MENU/SET]
■■If you do not want to record a place name or landmark
When you select [Delete all place-names] in step
above, the place names and
landmarks are not recorded.
You can also select the level of the place name and landmark information to be
excluded in step
above. All place names and landmarks that are below the selected
level will be deleted from the recording. (For example, if you delete [County/Township],
the lower level [City/Town/Village] and [Landmark] data will not be recorded either.)
••Note, however, that the latitude and longitude data are recorded. If you do not want to
record the latitude and longitude data, set [GPS Setting] to [OFF].
••To restore the place names and landmarks that you set not to be recorded, perform
the [GPS Area Select] procedure again.
●●A landmark may not be displayed at all or a different landmark may be displayed in
places such as a large park. If the landmark that you want cannot be selected using
[GPS Area Select], perform the [My Landmark] procedure (→153) before recording a
picture or the [Edit Place Name] procedure after recording a picture. (→138)
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Changing the recorded GPS information
[Edit Location]
You can edit the location information (latitude and longitude) recorded on still pictures and
motion pictures.
••You can edit the location information only on a picture (
appears on the screen
when this picture is played back) recorded with GPS information (location and place
name information) when it was taken.
••When you edit the location information, the place name information is deleted.
Preparation:Before editing the location information using map data, be sure to copy the
map data on the supplied DVD to a memory card. (→151)
Press [MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select [Playback] menu or [Map] menu
and press [MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select [Edit GPS Data] and press
[MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select a picture and press [MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select [Edit Location] and press
[MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select an editing method and press
[MENU/SET]
■■Specifying the location from the map
Use cursor button to select [Point on map] and press [MENU/SET]
Move the map to a new location that you want to record on the picture and press
[MENU/SET]
••About map operation (→146)
••A confirmation screen will appear. Select [Yes] to overwrite the location information.
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Changing the recorded GPS information
■■Using the location information of another picture for reference
Use cursor button to select [Use another picture] and press [MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select a picture to be used as a reference for the recording
location and press [MENU/SET]
A map is displayed with the location recorded on a picture at the centre.
Move a map to a new location that you want to record on the picture and press
[MENU/SET]
••About map operation (→146)
••A confirmation screen will appear. Select [Yes] to overwrite the location information.
■■Applying the edited location information to other pictures
Use cursor button to select [Repeat] and press [MENU/SET]
The location information that was edited last will be displayed.
••A confirmation screen will appear. Select [Yes] to overwrite the location information.
●●The location information of a position specified on a map may deviate from the actual
latitude and longitude coordinates.
●●You cannot edit pictures taken using a Panasonic digital camera (LUMIX) with GPS
recording support released before 2010.
[Edit Place Name]
You can edit a place name or landmark name recorded in a picture.
Press [MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select [Playback] menu or [Map] menu
and press [MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select [Edit GPS Data] and press
[MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select a picture and press [MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select [Edit Place Name] and press
[MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select an editing method and press
[MENU/SET]
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Changing the recorded GPS information
■■Selecting a place name from candidates
Use cursor button to select [Candidate] and press [MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select an item to be edited and press [MENU/SET]
Place names or landmark names near the location information recorded in a picture
are searched.
Select a place name or landmark name and press [MENU/SET]
••A confirmation screen will appear. Select [Yes] to overwrite the place name
information.
●●Place names and landmarks subordinate to the edited place name will be deleted (for
example, if you edit [County/Township], then [City/Town/Village] and [Landmark] will be
deleted).
●●If a landmark name is selected from My landmark (→153), the place name information
other than landmark names will be deleted.
■■Directly editing a place name or landmark name
Use cursor button to select [Direct] and press [MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select an item to be edited and press [MENU/SET]
Enter a name (Entering text: →94)
••A confirmation screen will appear. Select [Yes] to overwrite the place name
information.
■■Applying the edited place name and landmark name to other pictures
Use cursor button to select [Repeat] and press [MENU/SET]
The place name or landmark name that was selected or entered last will be
displayed.
••A confirmation screen will appear. Select [Yes] to overwrite the place name
information.
●●You cannot edit pictures taken using a Panasonic digital camera (LUMIX) with GPS
recording support released before 2010.
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Adjusting the time using GPS
You can automatically update the [Clock Set] of the camera using the date and time
information contained in GPS radio signals. When you move to a different time zone
from your home area and positioning is executed successfully, the camera automatically
adjusts the time to the local time.
Select [Auto Clock Set] from [Setup] menu and press
[MENU/SET]
••Displaying the [Setup] menu (→51)
Use cursor button to select [ON] and press [MENU/SET]
(for the first time only)
When [Please set the home area] is displayed, press
[MENU/SET]
Press
City or area
name
to set your home area and press [MENU/SET]
Current time
Difference from GMT (Greenwich Mean Time)
●●When [Auto Clock Set] is set to [ON], the following settings are also changed
automatically.
••[GPS Setting]: [ON]
••[World Time]: [Destination]
●●You cannot select the area of [Destination]. (You can set the summer time for your
destination.)
To select the area, set [Auto Clock Set] to [OFF], and set [World Time]. (→93)
●●The date and time adjusted by [Auto Clock Set] are not as accurate as those of radio
clocks. If the date and time are not adjusted accurately, use [Clock Set] to re-adjust the
date and time.
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Reducing the time required for positioning
You can reduce the time required for positioning by copying in advance the predicted
satellite information (GPS assist data) of GPS satellites required for positioning to the
camera.
••A computer that can be connected to the Internet is required to download the GPS
assist data.
••If the camera’s clock is not set, the GPS assist data cannot be used.
●●The GPS assist data is valid for 30 days.
●●The GPS assist data is updated once a day.
●●The GPS assist data provider service may be changed or discontinued without prior
notice. (The current service is provided as of January 2012.)
About the “GPS Assist Tool”
You can use the “GPS Assist Tool” to download the GPS assist data from the Internet and
update the GPS assist data of the camera.
■■Operating environment
Supported
OS
Windows® XP (32-bit) SP3
Windows Vista® (32-bit) SP2
Windows® 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) and SP1
Mac® OS X v10.4, v10.5, v10.6, and v10.7
••You do not need to install the software on your computer.
■■Using the “GPS Assist Tool”
You can operate the “GPS Assist Tool” using the following methods.
Connecting the camera and a computer to execute the
“GPS Assist Tool” stored in the camera..............................................142
Copying the “GPS Assist Tool” to a memory card and use the
card reader/writer (commercially available) to execute the
“GPS Assist Tool”..................................................................................143
●●If the “GPS Assist Tool” cannot be used, download the GPS assist data from the
support site and copy it to a memory card.
To access the support site, double-click “GPSASIST.HTM”, which is displayed when
the camera is connected to a computer or when the “GPS Assist Tool” is copied to a
memory card.
For detailed procedures, such as downloading the GPS assist data, read the
information displayed on the support site.
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Reducing the time required for positioning
Using the “GPS Assist Tool”
■■Using “GPS Assist Tool” by connecting the camera and computer
Preparation:Turn on the computer and close all other open application programs.
Press [MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select [GPS] menu and press
[MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select [Assist Data] and press
[MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select [Update] and press [MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select [Connect USB] and press
[MENU/SET]
Connect the camera to a computer
Check the socket direction and insert
straight in.
(If the cable is inserted in the wrong
direction, the socket could become
deformed and cause faulty operation)
USB connection cable
(always use cable supplied)
[Access] (sending data)
•• Do not disconnect
the USB connection
cable while [Access] is
displayed.
Start up the “GPS Assist Tool” on your computer and update
the GPS assist data (→144)
The GPS assist data of the camera is updated.
Terminate the connection between the camera and computer
and disconnect the USB connection cable
●●You can also update the assist data if you select [GPS assist data] for [USB Mode] (→58)
when you connect the camera to a computer.
●●Do not use any other USB connection cables except the supplied one.
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Reducing the time required for positioning
■■Using a card reader/writer (commercially available)
Preparation: ••Turn on the computer that is connected to a card reader/writer
(commercially available) and close all other open application programs.
••Insert a memory card in the camera before starting the updating
procedure.
Press [MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select [GPS] menu and press
[MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select [Assist Data] and press
[MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select [Update] and press [MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select [SD card] and press [MENU/SET]
The “GPS Assist Tool” is copied to a memory card.
Turn off the camera and remove the memory card
Insert the memory card into a card reader/writer (commercially
available) connected to the computer
Start up the “GPS Assist Tool” stored in the memory card on
the computer and update the GPS assist data (→144)
Remove the memory card from the computer
Insert the memory card into the camera and turn on the
camera
The GPS assist data of the camera is updated.
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Updating the GPS assist data
Start up the “GPS Assist Tool” on the computer
■■Windows
Double-click [GPSASIST.EXE] stored in the connected camera or memory card
The “GPS Assist Tool” will start up.
••When the “GPS Assist Tool” is copied to the memory card, [GPSASIST.EXE]
is stored in the [AD_LUMIX] folder.
■■Mac
Double-click [GPSASIST.DMG] stored in the connected camera or memory
card
••When the “GPS Assist Tool” is copied to the memory card, [GPSASIST.DMG]
is stored in the [AD_LUMIX] folder.
Double-click [GPSASIST]
The “GPS Assist Tool” will start up.
Operate the “GPS Assist Tool”
lick [Update]
C
Click [Yes]
Click [OK]
Click [Exit]
••Do not terminate the connection
between the camera/card and computer
until the data is updated.
Terminate the connection between camera/card and computer
••Windows: Execute “Safely Remove Hardware” on the taskbar
••Mac: Open the Finder and click the eject icon that appears on the sidebar
■■Changing the proxy settings
Perform the proxy settings only if the GPS assist data cannot be updated successfully
when the computer is connected to the Internet via proxy.
Click [Settings]
Perform the proxy settings
Windows: Enable [Use proxy server.] and change the settings.
Mac: Change the settings using the network settings screen of the displayed system
environment settings screen.
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Reducing the time required for positioning
Checking the expiration date of the GPS assist data
The GPS assist data expires in 30 days. We recommend using new GPS assist data.
Press [MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select [GPS] menu and press
[MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select [Assist Data] and press
[MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select [Expiry Date] and press
[MENU/SET]
●●You can also check the expiration date on the screen when the “GPS Assist Tool” is
started up on the computer.
●●The starting date of the expiration period may be moved to an earlier time than the
renewal date due to the update timing of GPS assist data or other factors.
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Using the map function
You can display a map showing the location where a picture was taken or your current
location.
●●If you copy the map data stored on the supplied DVD to a memory card, you can
display more detailed maps. (→150)
●●The place name information recorded on a picture and the place name displayed on a
map may not be exactly the same.
Confirming the place where you took a picture using a map
When the location information or place name information is recorded on a picture, you
can display a map showing the location where that picture was taken.
Display the pictures in playback mode
••The
is displayed during playback for pictures that are recorded with location
and place name information.
Press [MAP] button
A map of the place where you took the picture will appear. (If the picture was not
recorded with location information or place name information, a wide area map will
appear)
: Location where a picture was taken
: Your current location
: My Landmark (→153)
Touch the +/- button to enlarge or reduce the map size.
(You can also enlarge or reduce the map size using the zoom
lever.)
Map scale level (The levels that can be displayed vary depending on the region)
••You can drag the screen or press the cursor button to operate the display location
of a map.
••You cannot change the display direction of the map. The map is oriented so that
North is always at the top of the map.
••When you press the [ / ] button, it will return to the previous display.
●●The actual place where you took the picture and the location displayed on the map may
not be exactly the same.
●●When you enlarge or reduce the map size, it may take some time before it is displayed.
●●You can display the place where you took the pictures on a map only for pictures
with location information or place name information recorded using Panasonic digital
cameras (LUMIX) equipped with a GPS function.
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Using the map function
Displaying your current location on a map
When positioning is executed successfully using GPS, you can display your current
location on a map.
••Make sure to set [GPS Setting] to [ON]. (→129)
Press [MAP] button in playback mode
Touch [My Location]
Time elapsed after positioning was executed successfully
Touch the +/- button to enlarge or reduce the map size.
(You can also enlarge or reduce the map size using the zoom
lever.)
Map scale level
(The levels that can be displayed vary depending on the region)
••You can drag the screen or press the cursor button to operate the display location
of a map.
••When you press the [ / ] button, it will return to the previous display.
••You can also use [My Location] in the [Map] menu to display the current location
on a map.
When a map is being displayed, the camera executes positioning at regular intervals.
When positioning is executed successfully, your current location ( ) displayed in the map
is updated.
●●This camera is not equipped with a navigation function.
●●The actual place where you took the pictures and the location displayed on the map
may be quite different under the following conditions.
••When some time has elapsed after positioning was executed successfully.
••When the camera is moving at high speed
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Using the map function
Displaying only pictures taken in the same area
You can select the area of a picture on a map to narrow down the pictures to be
displayed.
Press [MAP] button in playback mode
Display the map so that the place where you took the pictures
is moved within the display range of the frame
Display range
Touch the +/- button to enlarge or reduce the map size.
(You can also enlarge or reduce the map size using the zoom
lever.)
Map scale level (The levels that can be displayed vary depending on the region)
••You can drag the screen or press the cursor button to operate the display location
of a map.
Press [DISP.] button
Touch to display another picture
Place where you took the
selected picture
Touch to narrow down the
pictures to be displayed
Picture list
Place where you took the
pictures displayed in a list
Touch to display another picture
Touch a picture in the picture list to display it
Only pictures taken at a location within the display range of the frame are displayed
([Filtering Play]).
••You can also display a picture by selecting it using the cursor button and pressing
[MENU/SET].
••Select [Normal Play] from the [Playback Mode] menu to cancel [Filtering Play].
●●When the map is at its maximum size the location where the picture was taken and the
picture list will not be displayed.
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Using the map function
Displaying a map by selecting a country or region
You can select a place name that you want to display and show it on a map.
Press [MENU/SET] in playback mode
Use cursor button to select [Map] menu and press
[MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select [Select Area] and press
[MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select [From Place Name] and press
[MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select a country/region and press
[MENU/SET]
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Using the map data on the DVD (supplied)
You can use “LUMIX Map Tool” to copy the map data on the DVD (supplied) to a memory
card. When the map data is copied to the memory card, detailed maps can be displayed
on the camera.
●●Install “LUMIX Map Tool” on your computer before starting the detailed map display
procedure.
Installing “LUMIX Map Tool”
Close all other open application programs before inserting a DVD in the computer drive.
■■Operating environment
Supported
OS
Windows® XP (32-bit) SP3
Windows Vista® (32-bit) SP2
Windows® 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) and SP1
Mac® OS X v10.4, v10.5, v10.6, and v10.7
■■Windows
Insert the DVD
Click [Applications]
Click [Recommended Installation] or [LUMIX Map Tool]
Continue the installation procedure following the instructions displayed on the
screen.
■■Mac
Insert the DVD
Double-click the recognised disc to open
Double-click the [Application] folder to open
Double-click the [MAPTOOL] folder to open
Double-click [LUMIX Map Tool.pkg]
Continue the installation procedure following the instructions displayed on the
screen.
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Using the map data on the DVD (supplied)
Copying the map data to a memory card
Preparation: ••Install “LUMIX Map Tool” on your computer before starting the copying
procedure. (→150)
••Turn on the computer and close all other open application programs.
••Insert the supplied DVD in your computer drive before starting the copying
procedure.
(Windows: Close the installation menu that starts automatically.)
Insert the memory card into a card reader/writer (commercially
available) connected to the computer
Start “LUMIX Map Tool” installed in your computer
••Windows: Click [Start] → [All Programs] → [Panasonic] → [LUMIX Map Tool] →
[LUMIX Map Tool]
• Double click on the shortcut icon on the desktop if you chose to create one at
the time of installation.
••Mac: Double-click [LUMIX_Map_Tool] in [Applications] (Applications)
Select a card from the pulldown menu ( )
Click the checkbox to select
a region to be copied ( )
Click [Execute] (
)
••Perform the rest of the steps in
accordance with the instructions
displayed on the computer screen.
Size of data to be copied
The region confirmation window will appear.
After copying is finished, click [Close] and remove the
memory card from the computer
••Windows: Execute “Safely Remove Hardware” on the taskbar
••Mac: Open the Finder and click the eject icon that appears on the sidebar
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Using the map data on the DVD (supplied)
■■Copying map data directly to a memory card in the camera from the
computer instead of a card reader/writer (commercially available)
You can copy the map data to a memory card inserted in the camera by connecting the
camera to a computer using the supplied USB connection cable.
••Select the connected camera in step
(→151).
••For details on making the connection with a computer (→165).
••Do not use any other USB connection cables except the supplied one.
■■Deleting the map data
You can free up space on the memory card by deleting map data that is no longer
required.
Click the already copied region in step
(→151)
••The [Executed task] field will change to [Delete].
Click [Execute]
••Perform the rest of the steps in accordance with the instructions displayed on the
computer screen.
●●Since the map data size is large, be sure to check the free space on the memory card
before copying the data. (A memory card of at least 8 GB is needed to copy the map
data for all the regions.)
●●Since the map data size is large, it will take time to copy the map data.
●●When map data is copied to a memory card, the number of recordable pictures and
recording time will decrease.
●●The maps are copied to the memory card. If a different card is inserted in the camera,
no maps are displayed.
●●When a memory card is formatted (initialised), all data, including the map data, is
deleted.
●●Use “LUMIX Map Tool” for copying and deleting the map data. When the map data
is deleted or moved to another location using the file operation of your computer, the
maps may not be displayed correctly.
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Registering my landmark
You can register a user-defined location that is not registered in this camera as my
landmark in order to display it when positioning is executed or to record it on a picture.
(Up to 50 landmarks)
●●You can only register the landmark name as My landmark. (You cannot register place
names such as city, town, or village names.)
●●Unless the map data is copied to a memory card, My landmark cannot be registered.
Before registering My landmark, copy the map data on the DVD (supplied) to the
memory card. (→150)
Registering my landmark from a map
You can register a location specified on a map as My landmark.
Press [MENU/SET] in playback mode
Use cursor button to select [Map] menu or [GPS] menu and
press [MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select [My Landmark] and press
[MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select [None] and press [MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select [Point on map] and press
[MENU/SET]
Display the location that you want to register at the centre of
the map and press [MENU/SET]
••Operations available when a map is displayed (→146)
Press [MENU/SET]
Enter my landmark name (Entering text: →94)
●●You can use the GPS to register your current location as My landmark. If you have
moved to a location where positioning is enabled and when positioning is executed
successfully before starting the My landmark registration procedure, the current location
will be displayed at the centre of the map.
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Registering my landmark
Registering the recording location as my landmark
You can use the location information of a picture to register it as My landmark.
Press [MENU/SET] in playback mode
Use cursor button to select [Map] menu or [GPS] menu and
press [MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select [My Landmark] and press
[MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select [None] and press [MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select [Picture location data] and press
[MENU/SET]
Display a picture that was taken at a location you want to
register as a landmark
Press [MENU/SET]
Display the location that you want to register at the centre of
the map and press [MENU/SET]
••Operations available when a map is displayed (→146)
Press [MENU/SET]
Enter my landmark name (Entering text: →94)
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Registering my landmark
Selecting My landmark and displaying it on a map
You can display a map by moving the registered My landmark to the centre.
Press [MENU/SET] in playback mode
Use cursor button to select [Map] menu and press
[MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select [Select Area] and press
[MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select [From My Landmark] and press
[MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select My landmark and press
[MENU/SET]
Editing or deleting my registered landmark
Press [MENU/SET] in playback mode
Use cursor button to select [Map] menu or [GPS] menu and
press [MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select [My Landmark] and press
[MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select an already registered landmark
and press [MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select an item and press [MENU/SET]
[Edit]
Edits my landmark name.
[Delete]
Deletes my registered landmark.
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Viewing on TV screen
You can view pictures on a TV screen by connecting your camera to your TV with the
HDMI mini cable (optional) or AV cable (optional).
●●Also consult TV operating manual.
Preparation:
••Set [Output] to connect your camera to a TV using the AV cable (optional) (→59)
••Turn off both camera and TV.
Connect camera to TV
■■To connect with an HDMI mini cable (optional)
An HDMI mini cable (optional) can be used to enable viewing of still and motion
pictures in high resolution.
Check the socket direction and insert straight in.
(If the cable is inserted in the wrong direction, the
socket could become deformed and cause faulty
operation)
To HDMI video/audio input socket
HDMI mini cable (optional)
■■To connect with an AV cable (optional)
Check the socket direction and insert straight in.
(If the cable is inserted in the wrong direction, the
socket could become deformed and cause faulty
operation)
Yellow: To video socket
AV cable
(optional)
White: To audio socket*
* Monaural audio output.
Turn on TV
●●Set to auxiliary input.
Turn on camera
Set REC/PLAY switch to
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Viewing on TV screen
■■To connect with an HDMI mini cable (optional)
●●Always use a genuine Panasonic HDMI mini cable (optional).
●●Some of the playback functions cannot be performed.
●●[Playback], [GPS] DMC-TZ30 DMC-TZ31 , [Map] DMC-TZ30 DMC-TZ31 , and [Setup]
menus cannot be used.
●●Bars may appear at the sides or at the top and bottom of the screen, depending on
the aspect ratio setting.
●●When an HDMI mini cable is connected, pictures are not displayed on the LCD
monitor.
●●HDMI output will be cancelled if a USB connection cable is connected simultaneously.
●●When the AV cable (optional) and HDMI mini cable (optional) are connected at the
same time, no picture is output from the AV cable.
●●Pictures may be momentarily distorted immediately after commencing playback or
pausing on certain televisions.
●●Audio output is stereo.
■■To connect with an AV cable (optional)
●●Always use a genuine Panasonic AV cable (optional).
●●You can play back pictures on TVs in other countries (regions) which use the NTSC
or PAL system when you set [Video Out] in [Setup] menu.
●●Pictures rotated to portrait may be blurred slightly.
●●Change picture mode settings on TV if aspect ratios are not displayed correctly on
widescreen or high-definition televisions.
■■When TVs or DVD recorders have an SD card slot
Insert the SD Memory Card into the SD card slot
••Still pictures can be played back.
••AVCHD motion pictures can be played back on Panasonic televisions (VIERA)
displaying the AVCHD logo.
••When using both SDHC and SDXC Memory Cards, be sure to play each type of card
in equipment compatible with the particular format.
••You may not be able to play back panorama pictures. Also you cannot perform
automatic scrolling playback of panorama pictures.
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Viewing on TV screen
VIERA Link (HDMI) (HDAVI Control™)
What is VIERA Link (HDMI)?
●●VIERA Link is a function that automatically links this camera to VIERA Linkcompatible devices by connecting HDMI mini cables (optional) for enabling easy
operation with the VIERA remote control. (Some operations are not available.)
●●VIERA Link (HDMI) is an exclusive Panasonic function added to the industrystandard HDMI control functions known as HDMI CEC (Consumer Electronics
Control). Operation is not guaranteed when connecting with non-Panasonic HDMI
CEC-compatible devices. Refer to your product manual to verify compatibility with
VIERA Link (HDMI).
●●This camera supports VIERA Link (HDMI) Version 5. This is the latest Panasonic
standard that also supports previous Panasonic VIERA Link devices. (As of
November 2011)
●●Always use a genuine Panasonic HDMI mini cable (optional).
●●Cables that do not comply with HDMI standards will not work.
●●If you are unsure whether or not the TV you are using is compatible with VIERA Link,
read the operating instructions for the TV.
●●If the [VIERA Link] setting on the camera is [ON], operations via the camera buttons will
be limited.
●●Ensure that the television you are connecting to has been set up to enable VIERA Link
(HDMI) (consult your television operating instructions for details).
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Viewing on TV screen
Preparation: Set [VIERA Link] to [ON] (→59).
Connect the camera to a VIERA Link (HDMI)-compatible
Panasonic television (VIERA) with an HDMI mini cable
(optional) (→156)
Turn on camera
Set REC/PLAY switch to
Proceed with the operation while referring to what is displayed
on the TV screen
••When operating, refer to the VIERA Link operating panel.
■■Other related operations
●●Power OFF
The camera’s power can also be switched off when switching the television’s power
off with the remote control.
●●Automatic input select
••This function automatically switches the television input to the camera screen
whenever the camera’s power is switched on while it is connected via the HDMI
mini cable. The television can also be switched on via the camera from Standby
Mode (if “Power on link” on the television is set to “on”).
••If VIERA Link (HDMI) does not function correctly (→183)
●●To display a map on the TV screen choose [Display map] from the menu by remote
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Viewing on TV screen
Viewing 3D still pictures
If you connect this camera to a 3D-capable TV, and play back still pictures that you
recorded in 3D, you can enjoy impressive 3D still pictures on the TV. If a 3D-capable TV
has an SD card slot, you can play back 3D still pictures that you recorded by inserting the
card into the slot.
For the latest information about devices that can play back 3D still pictures recorded with this
camera, please refer to the following support website.
http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/dsc/ (This Site is English only.)
Preparation: Set [3D Playback] to [3D] (→59).
Connect the camera to a 3D-capable TV by use of an HDMI
mini cable (optional) to display the playback screen (→156)
Display still pictures recorded in 3D
••When the [VIERA Link] setting on the camera is set to [ON] and the camera is
connected to a VIERA Link (HDMI)-compatible Panasonic television (VIERA), the
television automatically switches its input and the playback screen is displayed.
••[3D] appears on the thumbnail of the 3D still pictures.
■■To select and play back only still pictures recorded in 3D
Select [3D Play] in [Filtering Play] of the [Playback Mode] menu (→114)
■■To perform Slide Show playback of only still pictures recorded in 3D
Select [3D Play] in [Slide Show] of the [Playback Mode] menu (→112)
■■The functions that are not operational or available for 3D still pictures:
••[Setup] menu
••[Playback] menu
••[GPS] menu DMC-TZ30 DMC-TZ31
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••Playback Zoom
••Delete
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Viewing on TV screen
■■To switch the playback method for the still pictures recorded in 3D
Select the picture recorded in 3D
Select [2D/3D Settings] on the [Playback Mode] menu and then press [MENU/SET]
(→111)
••Playback method will switch to 3D if it is playing back in 2D (conventional image), or it
will switch to 2D if it is playing back in 3D.
••If you feel tired, uncomfortable or otherwise strange when playing back pictures
recorded in 3D, set to 2D.
●●On the LCD monitor of this camera, 3D still pictures will be played back in 2D
(conventional pictures).
●●If you switch between 3D still pictures and normal still pictures while playing back
pictures, a black screen will be displayed for a few seconds.
●●If you select a thumbnail of 3D still pictures or display a thumbnail after playing back 3D
still pictures, it may take a few seconds to start playing back or displaying the pictures.
●●Viewing 3D still pictures too close to a TV may cause eyestrain.
●●When a TV has not been converted for viewing 3D still pictures, do necessary
preparation on the TV. (For details about the necessary preparation of the TV, read the
manual for the TV.)
●●When an image is not suitable for 3D viewing (due to excessive parallax, etc.)
••During Slide Show playback: The image is displayed in 2D.
••During [Filtering Play]: A message appears confirming whether to display the image
in 3D or not.
●●When a 3D image is played back on a TV that is not 3D-capable, 2 pictures may
appear side-by-side on the screen.
●●You can store 3D still pictures on a computer or Panasonic recorder. (→162)
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Keep the recorded still pictures and motion
pictures
The methods for copying still and motion pictures recorded with this camera to other
devices vary according to the file format (JPEG, MPO, AVCHD, MP4, Motion JPEG).
Follow the correct method for your device.
Copy by inserting the SD card into the recorder
You can copy pictures using Panasonic equipment (such as Blu-ray disc recorders) with
support for each file format.
Check the latest information about equipment that is compatible with this camera on the
following website.
•• Note that the equipment described may not be available in certain countries and regions.
http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/dsc/ (This Site is English only.)
•• See the instruction manual for the recorder for details for copying and
playing back.
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Dubbing playback pictures via AV cables (optional)
Videos that are played on this camera can be dubbed on media such as a disc, hard disk
or videotape using a device such as a video recorder. This method is useful as it allows
dubbing to be performed even with devices that are not compatible with high definition
images. Picture quality will be reduced from high definition to standard definition. Audio
will be monaural.
Connect camera to recorder
AV cable
(optional)
Start playback on camera
Start recording on recorder
••To stop recording (dubbing), stop the recording
on your recorder first before stopping the
playback on the camera.
To recorder’s input socket
●●Always use a genuine Panasonic AV cable (optional).
●●When using a TV with a 4:3 aspect ratio, always change the camera’s [TV Aspect]
setting (→59) to [4:3] before dubbing. Motion pictures copied in the [16:9] setting will
appear vertically stretched when viewed on a 4:3 TV screen.
●●For details on dubbing and playback methods, refer to your recorder’s operating
instructions.
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Keep the recorded still pictures and motion pictures
Use “PHOTOfunSTUDIO” to copy to your computer
Using the “PHOTOfunSTUDIO” software on the supplied disc, you can save still pictures
and motion pictures recorded with this camera in all file formats to a computer.
Install “PHOTOfunSTUDIO” to your computer
••For details about the software on the supplied disc, operation environment and
installation, refer to Basic Operating Instructions.
Connect the camera to your computer
••For connection procedures (→165)
Use “PHOTOfunSTUDIO” to copy pictures to your computer
••For details on how to use “PHOTOfunSTUDIO”, see the “PHOTOfunSTUDIO”
manual (PDF).
Files and folders containing copied AVCHD motion pictures cannot be played back or
edited if they have been deleted, modified, or moved using Windows Explorer or similar
methods. Always use “PHOTOfunSTUDIO” when handling AVCHD motion pictures.
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Using with your PC
Still/motion pictures can be copied from the camera to your computer by connecting the
two together.
••Some computers can read directly from the camera’s memory card.
For details, see the manual for your computer.
••If your computer does not support SDXC Memory Cards a message will be displayed
requesting you to format the card. (Do not format the card. This will erase recorded
pictures.) If the card is not recognised, refer to the following support website.
http://panasonic.net/avc/sdcard/information/SDXC.html
■■Computer specifications
You can connect the camera to a computer that can detect a mass storage device
(device that stores a large volume of data).
••Windows: Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP / Windows 2000 / Windows Me
••Mac: OS X v10.1 - v10.7
Some motion pictures recorded in [AVCHD] may not be scanned correctly by copying
a file or folder.
••When using Windows, be sure to use the “PHOTOfunSTUDIO” software on the
supplied disc to copy motion pictures recorded in [AVCHD].
••When using Mac, you can copy motion pictures recorded in [AVCHD] using
“iMovie ’11”. Note, however, that you cannot copy motion pictures (AVCHD
Progressive) recorded when [Rec Quality] is set to [GPH] DMC-TZ30 DMC-TZ31 and
[PSH]. (For details about iMovie ’11, please contact Apple Inc.)
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Using with your PC
Copying still pictures and motion pictures recorded in [MP4] and
[High Speed Video] Scene Mode (except AVCHD motion pictures)
Preparation:
••Charge the battery
sufficiently.
••When importing pictures from
the built-in memory, remove
any memory cards.
••Turn on the camera and
computer.
Check socket direction and insert straight in.
(If the cable is inserted in the wrong direction, the socket
could become deformed and cause faulty operation)
USB connection cable
(always use cable supplied)
[Access] (sending data)
•• Do not disconnect
the USB connection
cable while [Access] is
displayed.
Connect camera to computer
••Please make sure you use the supplied USB connection cable.
Use of cables other than the supplied USB connection cable may cause
malfunction.
Use cursor button on the camera to select [PC], and press
[MENU/SET]
••A message may be displayed on screen if [USB Mode] (→58) is set to
[PictBridge(PTP)]. Select [CANCEL] to close the screen, and set [USB Mode] to [PC].
••When [USB Mode] (→58) is set to [GPS assist data], the folder storing the pictures
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Operate with your computer
You can save pictures to use on your computer by dragging and dropping folders
and files into separate folders on your computer.
■■To cancel connection
Windows: Execute “Safely Remove Hardware” on the taskbar
Mac: Open the Finder and click the eject icon that appears on the sidebar
■■When using Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Mac OS X
The camera can be connected to your computer even if [USB Mode] (→58) is set to
[PictBridge(PTP)].
••Only picture output can be performed.
••It may not be possible to import if there are 1000 or more pictures on the card.
••Motion pictures cannot be read. (Excluding [High Speed Video])
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Using with your PC
■■Folder and file names on computer
●●Windows
Drives are displayed
in “My Computer” or
“Computer” folder.
●●Mac
Drives are displayed on
the desktop.
(Displayed as “LUMIX”,
“NO_NAME”, or
“Untitled”.)
DCIM (Still/motion pictures)
100_PANA (Up to 999 pictures/folder)
P1000001.JPG
JPG: Still pictures
:
MP4: [MP4] Motion Pictures
P1000999.JPG
MOV: [High Speed Video]
101_PANA
∗1 MPO: 3D still pictures
:
999_PANA
MISC (DPOF files, Favourite)
AD_LUMIX∗2 ∗3
LUMIXUP.EXE (Uploading tool)
PRIVATE∗3
AVCHD (Motion pictures in AVCHD)
MAP_DATA
(Map data copied from the supplied DVD)
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∗1New folders are created in the following cases:
•• When pictures are taken to folders containing files numbered 999.
•• When using cards already containing the same folder number (for example, pictures taken with
other cameras, etc.).
•• When recording after performing [No.Reset].
∗2Note that pictures cannot be uploaded to image-sharing websites if the files in the AD_LUMIX
folder are deleted.
When “GPS Assist Tool” is copied to a memory card, it is stored in this folder.
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∗3This folder is not created in the built-in memory.
••Do not delete or modify folders or data in the AVCHD folder using Windows
Explorer or other tools. The camera may be unable to play back the
motion pictures correctly if any of these files are deleted or modified.
For data management and editing of AVCHD motion pictures, use the
“PHOTOfunSTUDIO” software on the supplied disc.
●●Do not use any other USB connection cables except the supplied one.
●●Turn off power before inserting or removing memory cards.
●●When the battery begins to run out during communication, a warning beep sounds.
Cancel communication via your computer immediately. Use a sufficiently charged
battery.
●●Setting the [USB Mode] to [PC] removes the need to make the setting each time the
camera is connected to the computer.
●●For more details, consult your computer operating manual.
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Using with your PC
Uploading pictures to image-sharing websites
Using the uploading tool ([LUMIX Image Uploader]), you can upload still pictures and
motion pictures to image-sharing websites (Facebook or YouTube).
There is no need to copy pictures to your computer or install specialised software.
Uploading pictures from the camera is easy with a computer connected to a network,
even when you are away from your regular computing environment.
••This tool supports only computers that run on Windows XP, Windows Vista, and
Windows 7.
••For more information, read the operating instructions (PDF) for the [LUMIX Image
Uploader].
Preparation:
••Use [Upload Set] to select the pictures for uploading (→117)
••Connect your computer to the Internet
••Create an account for the applicable image-sharing website and prepare your login
information
Double-click “LUMIXUP.EXE” to start it (→166)
••If you have installed “PHOTOfunSTUDIO” from the disc (supplied), “Uploading
tool ([LUMIX Image Uploader])” may start automatically.
Select the upload destination
••Do the further steps in accordance with the instructions displayed on the computer
screen.
●●Because YouTube and Facebook services and specifications are subject to change,
operation of online services cannot be guaranteed in the future. Available services and
screens are subject to change without notice.
(This service is available as of 1st December, 2011)
●●Do not upload pictures protected by copyright except when you are the copyright holder
or permission has been obtained from the corresponding copyright holder.
●●The pictures may contain information that identifies an individual, such as the title of
a picture, recording date and time, information of the location where a picture was
taken using a camera with GPS function, and so on. Before uploading the pictures to
image-sharing websites, check the pictures carefully for information that should not be
disclosed.
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Printing
You can connect directly to a PictBridge-compatible printer for printing.
••Some printers can print directly from the camera’s memory card.
For details, see the manual for your printer.
Preparation:
••Charge the battery sufficiently.
••When printing pictures from the
built-in memory, remove any memory
cards.
••Adjust the print quality or other
settings on your printer, as needed.
••Turn on the camera and printer.
•• Do not disconnect the USB connection cable
when the cable disconnection icon
is displayed
(may not be displayed with some printers).
Check socket direction and insert straight in.
(If the cable is inserted in the wrong direction, the
socket could become deformed and cause faulty
operation)
USB connection cable
(always use cable supplied)
Connect camera to printer
••Please make sure you use the supplied USB connection cable. Use of cables
other than the supplied USB connection cable may cause malfunction.
Use cursor button on the camera to select [PictBridge(PTP)],
and press [MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select a picture to print and press
[MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select [Print start] and press [MENU/SET]
(Print settings (→171))
■■To cancel print
Press [MENU/SET].
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Printing
●●Do not use any other USB connection cables except the supplied one.
●●Disconnect USB connection cable after printing.
●●Turn off power before inserting or removing memory cards.
●●When the battery begins to run out during communication, a warning beep sounds.
Cancel printing and disconnect USB connection cable. Use a sufficiently charged
battery.
●●Motion pictures cannot be printed.
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Printing
Printing multiple pictures
Use cursor button to select [Multi Print] in step
(→168)
Use cursor button to select item and press [MENU/SET]
••[Multi Select]:
croll between pictures with cursor button, select pictures
S
to print with the [DISP.] button. (Press [DISP.] button again
to release selection.)
Press [MENU/SET] when selection is complete.
••[Select All]:Print all pictures.
••[Print Set (DPOF)]:Print pictures selected in [Print Set]. (→124)
••[Favorite]:Print pictures selected as [Favorite]. (→123)
Use cursor button to select [Print start] and press [MENU/SET]
(Print settings (→171))
••Select [Yes] if print confirmation screen is displayed.
●●An orange “●” displayed during printing indicates an error message.
●●Print may be divided into several pictures if printing a large amount of pictures.
(Remaining sheets display may differ from the number of pictures set for printing.)
Print with date and text
■■Printing date without [Text Stamp]
●●Printing in store: Only recording date can be printed. Request date printing in store.
••Making [Print Set] (→124) settings on the camera in advance allows settings for
numbers of copies and date printing to be designated before giving the card to the
store.
••When printing still pictures of 16:9 Aspect Ratio, check in advance that the store
can accept this size.
●●Using computer:Print settings for recording date and text information can be made
using “PHOTOfunSTUDIO” on the supplied disc.
●●Using printer:Recording date can be printed by setting [Print Set] on the camera,
or by setting [Print with Date] (→171) to [ON] when connecting to a
printer compatible with date printing.
••Time and date can be set to be printed on the picture when taking the picture by
activating the [Date Stamp] function in the [Rec] menu. (→105)
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Printing
Making print settings on the camera
Setting options include the number of printed pictures and their size. Make settings before
selecting [Print start].
Use cursor button to select the item and press [MENU/SET]
Item
Settings
[Print with
Date]
[ON]/[OFF]
[Num.of
prints]
Set number of pictures (up to 999 pictures)
[Paper Size]
When
[Page
Layout]
is selected, the printer settings take priority.
(printer takes priority) /
(1 picture, with border) /
(1 picture, no border) /
(2 pictures) /
(4 pictures)
Use cursor button to select setting and press [MENU/SET]
●●Items may not be displayed if incompatible with printer.
●●To arrange “2 pictures” or “4 pictures” in the same still picture, set the number of
prints for the still picture to 2 or 4.
●●To print to paper sizes/layouts not supported by this camera, set to
and make
settings on the printer. (Consult your printer’s operating manual.)
●●Even with completed [Print Set] settings, dates may not be printed, depending on the
shop or printer used.
●●When setting [Print with Date] to [ON], check the date printing settings on the printer
(printer settings may be prioritised).
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List of LCD monitor displays
Screens shown here are only examples. The actual display may vary.
••Press the [DISP.] button to change display.
■■In recording
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
10
9
11
1 Recording Mode (→25)
6 Release the touch AF/AE function (→30)
2 Backlight Compensation (→32, 34)
Recording quality (→107)
Picture Size (→95)
Quality (→96)
Flash (→66)
Optical Image Stabiliser (→104)
Jitter alert (→27)
[Motion Deblur] (→33)
White Balance (→97)
Colour Mode (→103)
7 Histogram (→62)
3 Battery capacity (→16)
4 Wind cut (→108)
Intelligent exposure (→101)
Macro recording (→68)
Burst Mode (→87)
Auto Bracket (→72)
8 Touch shutter (→29)
9 AF area (→28)
10 Touch zoom (→64)
11 Exposure Compensation (→71)
AF Tracking (→35, 99)
AF Assist Lamp (→103)
Metering Mode (→101)
ISO Sensitivity (→96)
Aperture value/Shutter speed (→27, 73, 74)
Minimum shutter speed (→102)
5 GPS reception icon (→130)
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Positioning result icons (→130)
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List of LCD monitor displays
Screens shown here are only examples. The actual display may vary.
••Press the [DISP.] button to change display.
■■In recording
20
19
18
17
16
15
14
13
12
12 Elapsed recording time*1 (→37)
[GPS Area Select] (→136)
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13 Self-timer Mode (→70)
17 Custom Set (→85)
14 LCD Mode (→55)
LCD power save (→57)
20 Number of recordable pictures (→22)
Available recording time*1 (→37)
15 Date Stamp (→105)
18 Focus (→28)
19 Save destination (→20)
Recording state
16 Current date/time
World time (→93)
Name*2 (→81)
Age in years/months*2 (→81)
Place name information*2 (→136)
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Destination settings*2 (→92)
Travel elapsed days*2 (→92)
Focus range (→68)
Zoom (→63)
*1XXmXXs, RXXmXXs
[m] and [s] indicate “minute” and “second”.
*2•The displaying is performed in the following priority order: location name information, travel
destination, name ([Baby]/[Pet]), and name ([Face Recog.]). When the place name information
or the number of days elapsed from day of departure are displayed, age in years/months is not
displayed. DMC-TZ30 DMC-TZ31
•The displaying is performed in the following priority order: travel destination, name ([Baby]/[Pet]),
and name ([Face Recog.]). When the number of days elapsed from day of departure is displayed,
age in years/months is not displayed. DMC-TZ27
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List of LCD monitor displays
Screens shown here are only examples. The actual display may vary.
••Press the [DISP.] button to change display.
■■In playback
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
1 Playback Mode (→111)
6 Print settings (→124)
2 Protected picture (→125)
Favourites (→123)
Date/text stamped display (→105, 119)
Colour Mode (→103)
Retouched picture (→115, 116)
Picture Size (→95)
Quality (→96)
7 Histogram (→62)
8 Video Divide (→48)
Burst group display (→109)
9 Motion picture playback (→45)
Panorama playback (→79)
Burst playback (→109)
3 Battery capacity (→16)
4 Picture number/Total pictures (→42)
5 GPS (→128) DMC-TZ30 DMC-TZ31
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List of LCD monitor displays
Screens shown here are only examples. The actual display may vary.
••Press the [DISP.] button to change display.
■■In playback
16
15
14
13
12
11
10
14 Burst information is being retrieved (→109)
10 Recording date/time
World time (→93)
Name*1 (→81)
Age in years/months*1 (→81)
Place name information*1 (→136)
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15 Recording quality (→107)
Motion picture recording time*2 (→45)
Number of burst pictures (→109)
16 Folder/File number (→42, 166)
Cable disconnection warning icon (→168)
Destination settings*1 (→92)
Travel elapsed days*1 (→92)
Title*1 (→118)
11 Recording Mode (→25)
Flash (→66)
White Balance (→97)
Exposure Compensation (→71)
ISO Sensitivity (→96)
Aperture value/Shutter speed (→27, 73, 74)
Elapsed playback time*2 (→45)
12 [Auto Retouch] (→115)
[Creative Retouch] (→116)
13 LCD Mode (→55)
LCD power save (→57)
*1•The displaying is performed in the following priority order: location name information, title, travel
destination, name ([Baby]/[Pet]), and name ([Face Recog.]). When the place name information
or the number of days elapsed from day of departure are displayed, age in years/months is not
displayed. DMC-TZ30 DMC-TZ31
•The displaying is performed in the following priority order: title, travel destination, name ([Baby]/
[Pet]), and name ([Face Recog.]). When the number of days elapsed from day of departure is
displayed, age in years/months is not displayed. DMC-TZ27
*2XXmXXs
[m] and [s] indicate “minute” and “second”.
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Message displays
Meanings of and required responses to major messages displayed on LCD monitor.
[This memory card cannot be used]
●●A MultiMediaCard was inserted.
→ Not compatible with the camera. Use a compatible card.
[Some pictures cannot be deleted]
[This picture cannot be deleted]
●●Non-DCF pictures (→42) cannot be deleted.
→ Save needed data on a computer or other device, and then use [Format] on the camera. (→60)
[No additional selections can be made]
●●The number of pictures that can be deleted at once has been exceeded.
●●More than 999 pictures have been set as [Favorite].
●●The number of pictures allowing [Title Edit], [Text Stamp] or [Resize] (multiple settings) at once has
been exceeded.
[Cannot be set on this picture]
●●[Print Set], [Title Edit], or [Text Stamp] cannot be made for non-DCF pictures (→42).
[Please turn camera off and then on again]
●●The lens is not working correctly.
[System Error]
→ Turn on power again.
(Consult the dealer or your nearest Service Centre if display still remains)
[Some pictures cannot be copied]
[Copy could not be completed]
●●Pictures cannot be copied in following cases.
→ Picture of same name already exists in built-in memory when copying from card.
→F
ile is not of DCF standard (→42).
→ Picture taken or edited on a different device.
[Not enough space on built-in memory]
[Not enough memory on the card]
●●There is no space left on the built-in memory or the card. When you copy pictures from the built-in
memory to the card (batch copy), the pictures are copied until the capacity of the card becomes full.
[Built-In Memory Error]
[Format built-in memory?]
●●Displayed when formatting built-in memory via computer, etc.
→ Reformat directly using camera. Data will be deleted.
[Memory card error. This card cannot be used in this camera. Format this card?]
●●The card format cannot be used with this camera.
→ Save needed data on a computer or other device, and then use [Format] on the camera. (→60)
[Insert SD card again]
●●Access to card has failed.
→ Insert card again.
●●Try with a different card.
[Try another card]
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Message displays
[Memory card parameter error]
●●Card is not of SD standard.
●●When cards in capacities of 4 GB or more are used, only SDHC or SDXC Memory Cards are
supported.
[Read Error] / [Write Error]
[Please check the card]
●●Data read has failed.
→ Check whether card has been inserted correctly (→19).
●●Data write has failed.
→ Turn off power and remove card, before re-inserting and turning on power again.
●●Card may possibly be damaged.
●●Try with a different card.
[Cannot record due to incompatible format(NTSC/PAL) data on this card.]
●●Format the card after saving necessary data on a PC etc. (→60)
●●Insert a different card.
[Motion recording was cancelled due to the limitation of the writing speed of the card]
●●If recording stops even when using a card of the recommended speed class (→20), the data writing
speed has dropped. If this happens, we recommend backing up the data on the memory card and
formatting it (→60).
●●Motion picture recording may be automatically terminated with certain cards.
[A folder cannot be created]
●●Folder numbers in use have reached 999.
→ Save needed data on a computer or other device, and then use [Format] on the camera. (→60)
Folder number is reset to 100 when performing [No.Reset] (→58).
[Picture is displayed for 16:9 TV]
[Picture is displayed for 4:3 TV]
●●AV cable (optional) is connected to camera.
→ To remove message immediately → Press [MENU/SET].
→T
o change aspect ratio → Change [TV Aspect] (→59).
●●USB connection cable (supplied) is only connected to camera.
→ Message disappears when cable is also connected to another device.
[This battery cannot be used]
●●Use a genuine Panasonic battery.
●●Battery cannot be recognised as terminal is dirty.
→ Wipe any dirt away from the battery terminal.
[GPS feature is not available in this region.] DMC-TZ30 DMC-TZ31
●●GPS may not work in China or in the border regions of countries neighbouring China. (Current as of
December 2011)
[Recording failed.]
●●Recording may be impossible if the recording location for a 3D image is too dark/too bright, or if the
subject lacks contrast.
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Q&A
Troubleshooting
Try checking these items (→178 - 185) first.
If the problem persists, performing [Reset] in the [Setup] menu may resolve the issue
(→58). (Note that except for some items such as [Clock Set], all settings are returned to
their values from the time of purchase.)
Battery, power
The charging lamp turns off before the battery is fully charged.
●●Charging is being performed in a place with extremely high or low temperature.
→ Reconnect the USB connection cable (supplied) and retry charging in a place where ambient
temperature is 10 °C to 30 °C (50 °F to 86 °F) (temperature conditions also apply to the battery
itself).
(When the USB connection cable is reconnected after the battery is fully charged, the charging
lamp will light for approximately 15 seconds.)
The charging lamp turns on again after it had turned off.
●●The battery is being recharged.
→ If the battery charge level is low when the camera is turned off and [GPS Setting] is set to [ON],
battery recharging may be started automatically.
Camera does not work even if power is turned on.
●●Battery is not inserted correctly (→14), or needs recharging.
LCD monitor shuts off even if power is turned on.
Camera switches off as soon as power is turned on.
●●[Sleep Mode] is activated. (→57)
→ Press shutter button halfway to release.
●●Battery needs recharging.
This unit is turned off automatically.
●●If you connect to a TV compatible with VIERA Link (HDMI) with an HDMI mini cable (optional) and
turn off the power on the TV with the remote control for the TV, the power on this unit also turns off.
→ If you are not using VIERA Link (HDMI), set [VIERA Link] to [OFF]. (→59)
GPS
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Cannot perform positioning.
●●When [GPS Setting] is set to [OFF]. (→129)
●●Depending on the recording environment, such as when indoors or near buildings, it may not be
possible to correctly receive the signals from the GPS satellites. (→128)
→ When using the GPS, we recommend holding the camera still for a while with the Built-in GPS
antenna facing upward in an outdoor location where you can see the entire sky.
The GPS status indicator lights up while the camera’s power is off.
●●[GPS Setting] is [ON].
→ Electromagnetic waves from the camera can affect instruments and meters. In airplane cabins
(during takeoff and landing) or in other restricted areas, set [GPS Setting] to [OFF] or set
[Airplane Mode] to [ON], and then turn off the camera.
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Q&A Troubleshooting
GPS (continued)
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Positioning takes time.
●●When using the camera for the first time or after not using it for a while, positioning may take several
minutes.
●●Positioning usually takes less than two minutes, but because the positions of the GPS satellites
change, it may take longer depending on the recording location and environment.
→ Positioning can be executed faster when you download GPS assist data to the camera using the
“GPS Assist Tool”. (→141)
●●Positioning will take time in environments where it is difficult to receive the signals from the GPS
satellites. (→128)
The location name information is different from the recording location.
●●Immediately after the camera’s power is turned on or when the GPS icon is something other than
, the location name information that is recorded in the camera may vary significantly from the
current position.
●●When is displayed for the location name information, the information can be changed to a
different candidate before starting to record. (→136)
●●You can edit a place name or landmark name recorded in a picture.
The location name information is not displayed.
●●“- - -” is displayed if there is no nearby landmark or other points, or no information registered in the
camera’s database. (→131)
→ During playback, a location name or other information can be entered with [Edit Place Name].
(→138)
Map
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Cannot display detailed maps.
●●Use the “LUMIX Map Tool” software on the DVD (supplied) to copy map data from the DVD. (→150)
Some place names are not displayed.
●●Detailed maps are displayed when you copy map data from the DVD (supplied). (→150)
(Note, however, that not all place names are stored in the DVD.)
●●Place names may not be displayed for some map scale settings.
→ Enlarge the map scale.
It takes time to copy the map data.
●●Since the map data size is large, it may take time to copy the map data. We recommend copying the
map data of a required area only.
●●When you copy map data by connecting the camera to the computer, it may take longer than the
time required for copying the data using the commercially available card reader/writer.
Recording
Cannot record pictures.
●●REC/PLAY switch is not set to (record).
●●Built-in memory/card is full. → Free space by deleting unwanted pictures (→49).
Recorded pictures look white.
●●Lens is dirty (fingerprints, etc.).
→ Turn on power to extract lens barrel, and clean lens surface with a soft, dry cloth.
●●Lens is foggy (→6).
Recorded pictures are too bright/too dark.
●●Adjust the exposure (→71).
●●[Min. Shtr Speed] is set to fast speed. Check the setting (→102).
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Q&A Troubleshooting
Recording (continued)
Some pictures are taken when I press the shutter button just once.
●●Camera is set to use [Auto Bracket] or [Burst].
Focus not aligned correctly.
●●Not set to mode appropriate for distance to subject. (Focus range varies according to recording
mode.)
●●Subject outside of focus range. (→68)
●●Caused by jitter or subject movement. (→27)
Recorded pictures are blurred. Optical Image Stabiliser ineffective.
●●Shutter speed is slower in dark locations and Optical Image Stabiliser is less effective.
→ Hold camera firmly with both hands, keeping arms close to body.
●●Use a tripod and the self-timer (→70) when using slower shutter speed with [Min. Shtr Speed].
Cannot use [Auto Bracket].
●●Only enough memory for 2 pictures or fewer.
Recorded pictures appear coarse, or there is interference.
●●ISO Sensitivity is high, or shutter speed is low.
(Default [Sensitivity] setting is [AUTO] – interference may appear with indoor pictures.)
→ Lower [Sensitivity] (→96).
→ Take pictures in brighter locations.
●●Camera set to [High Sens.] Scene mode.
(Picture becomes slightly coarser in response to high sensitivity)
Striping or flicker may appear under lighting such as fluorescent lighting
and LED lighting fixture.
●●This is characteristic of MOS sensors which serve as the camera’s pickup sensors.
This is not a malfunction.
Brightness or colouring of recorded picture different from real life.
●●When recording under fluorescent or LED lighting fixture etc., increasing the shutter speed may
introduce slight changes to brightness and colour. These are a result of the characteristics of the
light source and do not indicate a malfunction.
●●When recording subjects in extremely bright locations or recording under fluorescent lighting, LED
lighting fixture, mercury lamp, sodium lighting etc., the colours and screen brightness may change
or horizontal striping may appear on the screen.
Reddish horizontal streaks appear on the LCD monitor during recording.
●●This is characteristic of MOS sensors which serve as the camera’s pickup sensors. It appears when
the subject has a bright part. Some unevenness may occur in the surrounding areas, but this is not
a malfunction. It is recorded in motion pictures but is not recorded on still pictures.
●●It is recommended that you take pictures while taking care not to expose the screen to sunlight or
any other source of strong light.
Motion picture recording stops midway.
●●Motion pictures can be recorded continuously for up to 29 minutes 59 seconds. Also, motion picture
recorded continuously in [MP4] is up to 4 GB. (In this case, you can continuously record a motion
picture in [FHD] for up to approx. 27 minutes 12 seconds.)
●●If the surrounding temperature is high, or a motion picture is recorded continuously, is displayed
and recording may be stopped halfway through to protect the camera. (Only when [Rec Quality] is
set to [GPH] DMC-TZ30 DMC-TZ31 , [PSH], [GFS] DMC-TZ30 DMC-TZ31 or [FSH])
●●With some cards, access display may appear briefly after recording, and recording may end midway.
●●If recording stops even when using a card of the recommended speed class (→20), the data writing
speed has dropped. If this happens, we recommend backing up the data on the memory card and
formatting it (→60).
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Q&A Troubleshooting
Recording (continued)
Panorama picture recording stops before finishing.
●●If the pan motion of the camera is too slow, the camera assumes that the operation has been
aborted and stops recording.
●●If the pan motion of the camera is too shaky when it is moved toward the recording direction, the
camera stops recording.
→ To record panorama pictures, pan the camera in a small circular motion parallel to the recording
direction at a speed of approx. 8 seconds per revolution (guideline).
The subject cannot be locked. (AF track fails)
●●If the colour of the subject is similar to that of its background, AF Tracking may not function. Set the
AF area to those colours specific to the subject by aligning that area with the AF area.
LCD monitor
Brightness is unstable.
●●Aperture value is set while shutter button is pressed halfway. (Does not affect recorded picture.)
This symptom may also occur when the brightness changes because the zoom is operated or the
camera is moved. This is the automatic aperture operation of the camera and is not a malfunction.
Monitor flickers indoors.
●●The LCD monitor may flicker for a few seconds after turning on. This is an operation to correct
flicker caused by lighting such as fluorescent lights, LED lights etc. and is not a malfunction.
Monitor is too bright/too dark.
●●[LCD Mode] is activated (→55)
●●Use [LCD Display] to adjust the brightness of the LCD monitor. (→55)
Black/blue/red/green dots or interference appears. Monitor looks distorted when
touched.
●●This is not a fault, and will not be recorded on the actual pictures.
Flash
No flash emitted.
●●Flash set to [Forced Flash Off] (→66).
●●The flash becomes unavailable in the following cases :
•• [Auto Bracket]
•• [Burst] (However, when
[Flash Burst] is selected, the flash is fixed to
[Forced Flash On].)
•• Scene Modes ([Scenery] [Panorama Shot] [Night Scenery] [Handheld Night Shot] [HDR] [Sunset]
[Glass Through] [High Speed Video])
•• [3D Photo Mode]
•• [Creative Control] Mode
Multiple flashes are emitted.
●●Red-eye reduction is active (→66). (Flashes twice to prevent eyes appearing red.)
●●[Burst] is set to [Flash Burst] (→87).
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Q&A Troubleshooting
Playback
Pictures have been rotated.
●●[Rotate Disp.] is activated (→60)
Cannot view pictures. There are no recorded pictures.
●●REC/PLAY switch is not set to (play).
●●No pictures in built-in memory or card (pictures played from card if inserted, from built-in memory if
not).
●●Has the file name of the picture been changed on a computer? If so, it cannot be played back on the
camera.
●●The [Playback Mode] has been changed.
→ Set [Playback Mode] to [Normal Play] (→111).
Folder/file number displayed as [-]. Picture is black.
●●Picture edited on computer or taken on different device.
●●Battery removed immediately after picture taken, or picture taken with low battery.
→ Use [Format] to delete (→60).
Incorrect date displayed in Calendar Playback.
●●Picture edited on computer or taken on different device.
●●[Clock Set] is incorrect (→24).
(Incorrect date may be displayed in Calendar Playback on pictures copied to computer and then
back to camera, if computer and camera dates differ.)
White round spots like soap bubbles appear on the recorded picture.
●●If you take a picture with the flash in a dark place or indoors, white round spots may
appear on the picture caused by the flash reflecting particles of dust in the air. This is
not a fault. A characteristic of this is that the number of round spots and their position
differ in every picture.
[Thumbnail is displayed] is shown on the screen.
●●The pictures may have been recorded on another device. If so, they may be displayed with poor
picture quality.
Blacken red areas of recorded pictures.
●●When digital red-eye correction (
,
) is operating, if a subject is recorded that has skincoloured areas with red areas inside, the digital red-eye correction function may blacken the red
areas.
→ We recommend setting the flash to
,
or , or [Red-Eye Removal] to [OFF] before
recording.
Sounds of camera operations such as zoom will be recorded in motion pictures.
●●Camera operation sounds may be recorded as camera automatically adjusts lens aperture during
motion picture recording; this is not a fault.
Motion pictures taken by this camera cannot be played in other cameras.
●●When motion pictures recorded in [AVCHD], [MP4] or [High Speed Video] (Motion JPEG) are played
back, they may be displayed with poor picture quality or sound quality or may not be played back at
all even if an AVCHD, MP4 or Motion JPEG compatible device is used. Also, there might be a case
that a recording information does not display correctly.
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Q&A Troubleshooting
TV, computer, printer
No image appears on TV. Image blurred or not coloured.
●●Not connected correctly (→156).
●●The television has not been switched to auxiliary input.
●●Check the [Video Out] setting (NTSC/PAL) on the camera. (→59)
TV screen display different to LCD monitor.
●●Aspect ratio may be incorrect or edges may be cut off with certain televisions.
Cannot play motion pictures on TV.
●●Card is inserted into TV.
→ Connect with AV cable (optional) or HDMI mini cable (optional) and play on camera (→156).
Picture is not displayed on full TV screen.
●●Check [TV Aspect] settings (→59).
VIERA Link (HDMI) is not working.
●●Is the HDMI mini cable (optional) connected correctly? (→156)
→ Check that the HDMI mini cable (optional) is fully inserted.
●●Is the camera’s [VIERA Link] setting set to [ON]? (→59)
→ The input setting may not be able to be changed automatically with certain television HDMI
sockets. In this case, please change the input setting with your television’s remote control
(consult your television’s operating instructions for details).
→ Check the VIERA Link (HDMI) settings on the device you are connecting to.
→ Turn the camera’s power off and on again.
→ Turn the “VIERA Link control (HDMI device control)” setting on your television (VIERA) to off and
then to on again. (Consult your VIERA’s operating instructions for details.)
Cannot communicate with the computer.
●●Not connected correctly (→165).
●●Check whether computer has recognised camera.
→ Set [USB Mode] to [PC] (→58).
→T
urn the unit off and then back on again.
Computer does not recognise card (only reads built-in memory).
●●Disconnect USB connection cable (supplied) and reconnect with card in place.
Computer does not recognise card. (When using an SDXC Memory Cards)
→ Check whether your computer is compatible with SDXC Memory Cards.
http://panasonic.net/avc/sdcard/information/SDXC.html
→ A message prompting you to format the card may appear when you connect it. Do not format the
card.
→ If the [Access] indicator on the LCD monitor does not go off, turn off the camera’s power before
disconnecting the USB connection cable.
Uploading to YouTube or Facebook cannot be performed properly.
→ Confirm that the login information (login ID, user name, e-mail address and password) is correct.
→C
onfirm that the computer is connected to the Internet.
→ Confirm that the resident software (such as anti-virus software and the firewall, etc.) is not
blocking access to YouTube or Facebook.
→ Check the YouTube or Facebook site.
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Q&A Troubleshooting
TV, computer, printer (continued)
Cannot print when connecting to printer.
●●Printer not compatible with PictBridge.
●●Set [USB Mode] to [PictBridge(PTP)] (→58).
The edges of pictures are cut off when printing.
●●Release any trimming or edgeless printing settings on printer before printing.
(Consult printer operating manual.)
aspect ratio.
●●The pictures were recorded in
→ If printing in shop, check if 16:9 sizes can be printed.
Cannot print panorama pictures properly.
●●The aspect ratio of panorama pictures is different from that of regular still pictures, and some
panorama pictures may not be printed correctly.
→ Use a printer with support for panorama pictures. (Refer to the instruction manual for the printer.)
→W
e recommend adjusting the size of a picture in accordance with print paper using the
“PHOTOfunSTUDIO” software on the disc (supplied).
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Q&A Troubleshooting
Others
Menu not displayed in desired language.
●●Change [Language] setting (→61).
Camera rattles if shaken.
●●This sound is made by the lens movement and is not a fault.
Red lamp illuminated when pressing shutter button halfway in dark locations.
●●[AF Assist Lamp] is set to [ON] (→103).
AF Assist Lamp is not illuminated.
●●[AF Assist Lamp] is set to [OFF] (→103).
●●Not illuminated in bright locations.
Camera is hot.
●●Camera may become a little warm during use, but this does not affect performance or quality.
Lens makes a clicking noise.
●●When brightness changes, the lens may make a clicking noise and the monitor brightness may also
change, but this is due to aperture settings being made.
(Does not affect recording.)
Clock is incorrect.
●●Camera has been left for a long period.
→ Reset the clock (→24).
●●A long time was taken to set the clock (clock will be behind by the same lapse of time).
When using zoom, picture becomes slightly warped and the edges of the subject
become coloured.
●●Pictures may be slightly warped or coloured around the edges, depending on the zoom ratio, but
this is not a fault.
Zoom movement stops momentarily.
●●The zoom movement stops momentarily during Extra Optical Zoom operation, but this is not a
malfunction.
Zoom does not reach the maximum ratio.
●●If the zoom ratio stops at 3 x, [Macro Zoom] has been set. (→69)
File numbers are not recorded in sequence.
●●File numbers are reset when new folders are created (→166).
File numbers have jumped backwards.
●●Battery was removed/inserted with power on.
(Numbers may jump backwards if folder/file numbers are not correctly recorded.)
When no operation is performed for a while, the demo is suddenly displayed.
●●This is the Automatic Demo Mode that introduces the features of this camera.
Press [MENU/SET] to return to the previous screen.
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Usage cautions and notes
When in use
●●Camera may become warm if used for long periods of time, but this is not a fault.
●●Keep this unit as far away as possible from electromagnetic equipment (such as microwave
ovens, TVs, video games etc.).
•• If you use this unit on top of or near a TV, the pictures and/or sound on this unit may be disrupted
by electromagnetic wave radiation.
•• Do not use this unit near cell phones because doing so may result in noise adversely affecting the
pictures and/or sound.
•• Recorded data may be damaged, or pictures may be distorted, by strong magnetic fields created
by speakers or large motors.
•• Electromagnetic wave radiation generated by microprocessors may adversely affect this unit,
disturbing the pictures and/or sound.
•• If this unit is adversely affected by electromagnetic equipment and stops functioning properly, turn
this unit off and remove the battery or disconnect AC adaptor (supplied). Then reinsert the battery
or reconnect AC adaptor and turn this unit on.
Do not use this unit near radio transmitters or high-voltage lines.
•• If you record near radio transmitters or high-voltage lines, the recorded pictures and/or sound may
be adversely affected.
●●Do not extend the supplied cord or cable.
●●Do not allow camera to come into contact with pesticides or volatile substances (can cause surface
damage or coating to peel).
●●Never leave the camera and the battery in a car or on a car hood in the summer.
It may cause leakage of the battery electrolyte, a generation of heat, and may cause a fire and the
battery to burst due to the high temperature.
Caring for your camera
To clean your camera, remove the battery or disconnect the power plug from the outlet, and wipe with
a soft, dry cloth.
●●Use a damp cloth to remove stubborn stains, before wiping with a dry cloth.
●●Do not use benzine, thinners, alcohol, or kitchen detergent, as these may damage the outer casing
and finish of the camera.
●●If using a chemically-treated cloth, read the supplied instructions carefully.
●●Do not touch the lens barrier.
Lens barrier
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Usage cautions and notes
When not using for a while
●●Turn off camera power before removing battery and card (ensure that battery is removed to prevent
damage through over-discharge).
●●Do not leave in contact with rubber or plastic bags.
●●Store together with a drying agent (silica gel) if leaving in drawer, etc. Store batteries in cool (15 °C
to 25 °C (59 °F to 77 °F)) places with low humidity (40%RH to 60%RH) and no major temperature
changes.
●●Charge battery once per year and use completely before storing again.
Memory cards
●●To prevent damage to cards and data
•• Avoid high temperatures, direct sunlight, electromagnetic waves, and static electricity.
•• Do not bend, drop, or expose to strong impacts.
•• Do not touch terminals on reverse of card or allow them to become dirty or wet.
●●When disposing of/transferring memory cards
•• If using the “format” or “delete” functions on your camera or computer, this only changes the file
management information, and does not completely delete the data from within the memory card.
When disposing of or transferring your memory cards, we recommend physically destroying the
memory card itself, or using commercially available computer data erasing software to completely
delete the data from the card. Data within memory cards should be managed responsibly.
LCD Monitor
●●Do not press hard on the LCD monitor. This may cause uneven display and damage the monitor.
●●In cold climates or other situations when the camera becomes cold, the LCD monitor may appear
slightly darker than normal immediately after the camera is turned on. Normal brightness will return
once the internal components have warmed up.
Extremely high precision technology is employed to produce the LCD monitor screen. However
there may be some dark or bright spots (red, blue or green) on the screen. This is not a
malfunction. The LCD monitor screen has more than 99.99% effective pixels with a mere 0.01% of
the pixels inactive or always lit. The spots will not be recorded on pictures on the built-in memory
or a card.
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Usage cautions and notes
About charging the battery
●●The time required for charging varies depending on conditions of battery usage. Charging takes
longer at high or low temperatures and when the battery has not been used in some time.
●●Battery will be warm during charging and for some time thereafter.
●●Battery will run out if not used for long periods of time, even after being charged.
●●Do not leave any metal items (such as clips) near the contact areas of the power plug.
Otherwise, a fire and/or electric shocks may be caused by short-circuiting or the resulting heat
generated.
●●Frequently charging up battery is not recommended.
(Frequently charging battery reduces maximum usage time and can cause battery to expand.)
●●If available battery power is significantly reduced, battery is reaching end of lifespan. Please
purchase a new battery.
●●When charging:
•• Wipe dirt from the battery terminal with a dry cloth.
•• Keep at least 1 m (3.3 feet) away from AM radio (may cause radio interference).
●●Do not use a damaged or dented battery (especially connectors), e.g. by dropping (can cause
faults).
About AC adaptor (supplied)
●●Keep at least 1 m (3.3 feet) away from AM radio (may cause radio interference).
●●The AC adaptor (supplied) may generate whirring sounds when it is being used. This is not a
malfunction.
●●After use, be sure to disconnect the power supply device from the electrical outlet. (A very small
amount of current is consumed if it is left connected.)
Lens
●●Images may appear slightly white if lens is dirty (fingerprints, etc.). Turn the power on, hold the
extracted lens barrel with your fingers, and gently wipe the lens surface with a soft, dry cloth.
●●Do not leave the lens exposed to direct sunlight.
●●Do not touch the lens barrier, as this may damage lens. Be careful when removing camera from
bag, etc.
When using a tripod or unipod
●●Do not apply excessive force or tighten screws when they are crooked. (This may damage the
camera, screw hole, or label.)
●●Ensure that the tripod is stable. (Refer to the tripod instructions.)
●●You may not be able to remove the card or the battery when using a tripod or unipod.
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Usage cautions and notes
About 3D viewing
●●Anyone who is hypersensitive to light, suffers from heart disease or is otherwise unwell should avoid
viewing 3D contents.
•• Viewing 3D contents may have an adverse effect to the individual.
●●If you feel tired, uncomfortable or otherwise strange when viewing 3D contents, stop viewing at
once.
•• Continuing to view may cause illness.
•• After stopping viewing, please rest appropriately.
●●When viewing 3D contents, we recommend taking a break every 30 to 60 minutes.
•• Viewing for extended periods may cause eye-fatigue.
●●Short-sighted or long-sighted persons, those with differences in the sight of their right and left eyes,
and those with astigmatism are advised to correct their vision by wearing glasses etc.
Stop viewing if you can clearly see a double image while viewing 3D contents.
•• There are differences in the way that different people experience 3D contents. Please correct your
sight appropriately before viewing 3D contents.
•• You can change the 3D setting of your television or 3D output setting of the unit to 2D.
Personal Information
If names or birthdays are set in [Baby] Mode or in the [Face Recog.] function, keep in mind that the
camera and recorded pictures will contain personal information.
●●Disclaimer
•• Data containing personal information can be altered or lost due to malfunction, static electricity,
accidents, breakdowns, repairs, or other operations.
Panasonic will not be liable for any damage that occurs, direct or indirect, as a result of the
alteration or loss of data containing personal information.
When
ordering repairs or transferring/disposing of the camera
●●
•• To protect your personal information, please reset the settings. (→58)
•• If any pictures are contained in the built-in memory, copy (→127) them to a memory card if
necessary, and then format (→60) the built-in memory.
•• Remove the memory card from the camera.
•• When ordering repairs, the built-in memory and other settings may be returned to the initial
purchase state.
•• If the above operations cannot be performed because of a camera malfunction, consult with the
dealer or nearest Service Centre.
When transferring or disposing of your memory card, see “When disposing of/transferring
memory cards” in the previous section (→187).
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Important! Be sure to read the following
before using the location names that
are stored in this product.
Licence Agreement for
Place Name and Map Data
Personal Use Only.
You agree to use this Data together with
this digital camera for the solely personal,
non-commercial purposes for which you
were licensed, and not for service bureau,
time-sharing or other similar purposes.
Accordingly, but subject to the restrictions
set forth in the following paragraphs, you
agree not to otherwise reproduce, copy,
modify, decompile, disassemble or reverse
engineer any portion of this Data, and
may not transfer or distribute it in any
form, for any purpose, except to the extent
permitted by mandatory laws. Multi-disc
sets may only be transferred or sold as a
complete set as provided by Panasonic
Corporation and not as a subset thereof.
Restrictions.
Except where you have been specifically
licensed to do so by Panasonic
Corporation, and without limiting the
preceding paragraph, you may not (a)
use this Data with any products, systems,
or applications installed or otherwise
connected to or in communication
with vehicles, capable of vehicle
navigation, positioning, dispatch, real
time route guidance, fleet management
or similar applications; or (b) with or
in communication with any positioning
devices or any mobile or wirelessconnected electronic or computer devices,
including without limitation cellular phones,
palmtop and handheld computers, pagers,
and personal digital assistants or PDAs.
Warning.
The Data may contain inaccurate or
incomplete information due to the
passage of time, changing circumstances,
sources used and the nature of collecting
comprehensive geographic data, any of
which may lead to incorrect results.
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No Warranty.
This Data is provided to you “as is,” and
you agree to use it at your own risk.
Panasonic Corporation and its licensors
(and their licensors and suppliers) make no
guarantees, representations or warranties
of any kind, express or implied, arising
by law or otherwise, including but not
limited to, content, quality, accuracy,
completeness, effectiveness, reliability,
fitness for a particular purpose, usefulness,
use or results to be obtained from this
Data, or that the Data or server will be
uninterrupted or error-free.
Disclaimer of Warranty:
PANASONIC CORPORATION AND
ITS LICENSORS (INCLUDING THEIR
LICENSORS AND SUPPLIERS)
DISCLAIM ANY WARRANTIES,
EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, OF QUALITY,
PERFORMANCE, MERCHANTABILITY,
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE
OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. Some States,
Territories and Countries do not allow
certain warranty exclusions, so to that
extent the above exclusion may not apply
to you.
Disclaimer of Liability:
PANASONIC CORPORATION AND
ITS LICENSORS (INCLUDING THEIR
LICENSORS AND SUPPLIERS) SHALL
NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU: IN RESPECT
OF ANY CLAIM, DEMAND OR ACTION,
IRRESPECTIVE OF THE NATURE OF
THE CAUSE OF THE CLAIM, DEMAND
OR ACTION ALLEGING ANY LOSS,
INJURY OR DAMAGES, DIRECT OR
INDIRECT, WHICH MAY RESULT FROM
THE USE OR POSSESSION OF THE
INFORMATION; OR FOR ANY LOSS OF
PROFIT, REVENUE, CONTRACTS OR
SAVINGS, OR ANY OTHER DIRECT,
INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING
OUT OF YOUR USE OF OR INABILITY
TO USE THIS INFORMATION, ANY
DEFECT IN THE INFORMATION, OR
THE BREACH OF THESE TERMS
OR CONDITIONS, WHETHER IN AN
ACTION IN CONTRACT OR TORT OR
BASED ON A WARRANTY, EVEN IF
PANASONIC CORPORATION OR ITS
LICENSORS HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF
THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
Some States, Territories and Countries
do not allow certain liability exclusions or
damages limitations, so to that extent the
above may not apply to you.
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Export Control.
Panasonic Corporation shall not export
from anywhere any part of the Data or any
direct product thereof except in compliance
with, and with all licenses and approvals
required under, applicable export laws,
rules and regulations, including but not
limited to the laws, rules and regulations
administered by the Office of Foreign
Assets Control of the U.S. Department
of Commerce and the Bureau of Industry
and Security of the U.S. Department
of Commerce. To the extent that any
such export laws, rules or regulations
prohibit NT from complying with any
of its obligations hereunder to deliver
or distribute Data, such failure shall be
excused and shall not constitute a breach
of this Agreement.
Entire Agreement.
These terms and conditions constitute
the entire agreement between Panasonic
Corporation (and its licensors, including
their licensors and suppliers) and you
pertaining to the subject matter hereof,
and supersedes in their entirety any and
all written or oral agreements previously
existing between us with respect to such
subject matter.
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Usage cautions and notes
About Location Information, Place Name Information, and Maps
About the geographical coordinate system
The latitude and longitude standard (geographical coordinate system) recorded with this
camera is WGS84.
Mapple Digital Map Data
These maps were prepared using the following maps of the Geospatial Information
Authority of Japan (GSI), with the approval of the Director General of GSI: 1:25,000 scale
topographic maps, 1:200,000 scale regional maps, 1:1,000,000 scale maps of Japan, and
1:500,000 scale district maps. (Approval nos. for use of 2011 information: nos. 15-, 13-,
and 12-M055541)
About copyright
According to copyright law, the map data stored in this camera may not be used for
purposes other than personal use without the permission of the copyright holder.
About navigation functions
This camera is not equipped with a navigation function.
Notices related to licensed software copyright holders
© 2011 NAVTEQ. All rights reserved.
“MAPPLE” is a trademark of Shobunsha Publications, Inc.
This data includes information taken with permission from Canadian authorities, including
© Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada, © Queen’s Printer for Ontario, © Canada
Post Corporation, GeoBase®, © Department of Natural Resources Canada. All rights
reserved.
© United States Postal Service® 2011, USPS®, ZIP+4®
Fuente: INEGI (Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía)
Traffic Codes for Belgium are provided by the Ministerie van de Vlaamse Gemeenschap
and the Ministèrie de l’Equipement et des Transports.
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Territory
Notice
Australia
© Hema Maps Pty. Ltd, 2011.
Copyright. Based on data provided under license from PSMA
Australia Limited (www.psma.com.au).
Product incorporates data which is © 2011 Telstra Corporation
Limited, GM Holden Limited, Intelematics Australia Pty Ltd,
NAVTEQ International LLC, Sentinel Content Pty Limited and
Continental Pty Ltd.
Austria
“© Bundesamt für Eich- und Vermessungswesen”
Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, Latvia,
Lithuania, Moldova, Poland,
Slovenia and/or Ukraine
“© EuroGeographics”
Ecuador
INSTITUTO GEOGRAFICO MILITAR DEL ECUADOR
AUTORIZACION N° IGM-2011-01- PCO-01 DEL 25 DE ENERO
DE 2011
France
The following notice must appear on all copies of the Data, and
may also appear on packaging:
“source: © IGN France – BD TOPO ®”
Germany
“Die Grundlagendaten wurden mit Genehmigung der
zuständigen Behörden entnommen” or “Die Grundlagendaten
wurden mit Genehmigung der zustaendigen Behoerden
entnommen.”
Great Britain
“Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and
database right 2010
Contains Royal Mail data © Royal Mail copyright and database
right 2010”
Greece
“Copyright Geomatics Ltd.”
Guadeloupe, French Guiana
Martinique
“source: © IGN 2009 - BD TOPO ®”
Guatemala
“Aprobado por el INSTITUTO GEOGRAFICO NACIONAL –
Resolución del IGN No 186-2011”
Hungary
“Copyright © 2003; Top-Map Ltd.”
Israel
“© Survey of Israel data source”
Italy
“La Banca Dati Italiana è stata prodotta usando quale
riferimento anche cartografia numerica ed al tratto prodotta e
fornita dalla Regione Toscana.”
Jordan
“© Royal Jordanian Geographic Centre”.
The foregoing notice requirement for Jordan Data is a
material term of the Agreement. If Client or any of its permitted
sublicensees (if any) fail to meet such requirement, NT shall
have the right to terminate Client’s license with respect to the
Jordan Data.
Mozambique
“Certain Data for Mozambique provided by Cenacarta © 2011
by Cenacarta”
Norway
“Copyright © 2000; Norwegian Mapping Authority”
Portugal
“Source: IgeoE – Portugal”
Réunion
“source: © IGN 2009 - BD TOPO ®”
Spain
“Información geográfica propiedad del CNIG”
Nepal
Copyright © Survey Department, Government of Nepal.
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Territory
Notice
Sri Lanka
This product incorporates original source digital data obtained
from the Survey Department of Sri Lanka
© 2009 Survey Department of Sri Lanka
The data has been used with the permission of the Survey
Department of Sri Lanka
Sweden
“Based upon electronic data © National Land Survey Sweden.”
Switzerland
“Topografische Grundlage: © Bundesamt für
Landestopographie.”
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Usage cautions and notes
■■Landmark types
Although approx. 1,000,000 landmarks are registered in the built-in memory, there
are also some unregistered landmarks. (The registered information is current as of
December 2011 and will not be updated.)
••It differs from that registered on our GPS-equipped models before 2011.
Zoo
Botanical garden
Aquarium
Amusement park
Golf course
Camp sites
Ski resorts
Skating rinks
Outdoor activity sites
Famous site, tourist attraction,
beauty spot
Castle, ruins
Shrine
Temple
Church
Tomb, monument, mound,
historic site
Airport
Port
Ferry terminal
Baseball park
Athletics ground
Gymnasium
Park
Station
Prefectural or state office
Lifts, cable cars
Art museum
History museum
Theatre
Cinemas, performing theatres
Wineries, breweries
Mountains, meadows, passes
Canyons, mountain streams,
waterfalls, valleys, seashores
Tower, high-rise building
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••HDMI, the HDMI Logo, and High-Definition Multimedia Interface
are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing
LLC in the United States and other countries.
••HDAVI Control™ is a trademark of Panasonic Corporation.
••“AVCHD Progressive”, “AVCHD”, the “AVCHD Progressive”
Logo and the “AVCHD” Logo are trademarks of Panasonic
Corporation and Sony Corporation.
••Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories.
Dolby and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby
Laboratories.
••SDXC Logo is a trademark of SD-3C, LLC.
••QuickTime and the QuickTime logo are trademarks or
registered trademarks of Apple Inc., used under license
therefrom.
••Windows and Windows Vista are either registered trademarks
or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States
and/or other countries.
••iMovie, Mac and Mac OS are trademarks of Apple Inc.,
registered in the U.S. and other countries.
••YouTube is a trademark of Google Inc.
••This product uses “DynaFont” from DynaComware Corporation.
DynaFont is a registered trademark of DynaComware Taiwan
Inc.
••Other names, company names, and product names printed in
these instructions are trademarks or registered trademarks of
the companies concerned.
This product is licensed under the AVC patent portfolio license for the personal and non-commercial
use of a consumer to (i) encode video in compliance with the AVC Standard (“AVC Video”) and/or
(ii) decode AVC Video that was encoded by a consumer engaged in a personal and non-commercial
activity and/or was obtained from a video provider licensed to provide AVC Video. No license is
granted or shall be implied for any other use. Additional information may be obtained from MPEG
LA, LLC.
See http://www.mpegla.com.