Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ30 User Guide Manual pdf

Operating Instructions
Digital Camera
Model No.
DMC-FZ30PP
Before connecting, operating or
adjusting this product, please read
the instructions completely.
For USA assistance, please call: 1-800-272-7033 or send e-mail to : digitalstillcam@panasonic.com
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Before Use
Before Use
Dear Customer,
We would like to take this opportunity to
thank you for purchasing this Panasonic
Digital Camera. Please read these
Operating Instructions carefully and keep
them handy for future reference.
Information for Your
Safety
WARNING
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR
SHOCK HAZARD AND ANNOYING
INTERFERENCE, USE ONLY THE
RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES
AND DO NOT EXPOSE THIS
EQUIPMENT TO RAIN OR
MOISTURE. DO NOT REMOVE THE
COVER (OR BACK); THERE ARE NO
USER SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE.
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED
SERVICE PERSONNEL.
Carefully observe copyright laws.
Recording of pre-recorded tapes or
discs or other published or broadcast
material for purposes other than your
own private use may infringe copyright
laws. Even for the purpose of private
use, recording of certain material may
be restricted.
• Please note that the actual controls and
components, menu items, etc. of your
Digital Camera may look somewhat
different from those shown in the
illustrations in these Operating
Instructions.
• SD Logo is a trademark.
• Other names, company names, and
product names printed in these
instructions are trademarks or registered
trademarks of the companies concerned.
THE SOCKET OUTLET SHALL BE
INSTALLED NEAR THE EQUIPMENT
AND SHALL BE EASILY ACCESSIBLE.
CAUTION
Danger of explosion if battery is
incorrectly replaced. Replace only with
the same or equivalent type
recommended by the manufacturer.
Dispose of used batteries according to
the manufacturer’s instructions.
RBRC
TM
Li-ion
A lithium ion/polymer battery that is recyclable powers the
product you have purchased. Please call 1-800-8-BATTERY for
information on how to recycle this battery.
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Before Use
FCC Note: (U.S. only)
This equipment has been tested and
found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part
15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference
in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses, and can
radiate radio frequency energy and, if
not installed and used in accordance
with the instructions, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does
cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off
and on, the user is encouraged to try to
correct the interference by one or more
of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving
antenna.
• Increase the separation between the
equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet
on a circuit different from that to which
the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced
radio/TV technician for help.
Trade Name:
Panasonic
Model No.:
DMC-FZ30
Responsible party: Panasonic
Corporation of
North America
One Panasonic
Way, Secaucus, NJ
07094
Support Contact: Panasonic
Consumer
Electronics
Company
1-800-272-7033
This device complies with Part 15 of the
FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) This device
may not cause harmful interference,
and (2) this device must accept any
interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired
operation.
This Class B digital apparatus complies
with Canadian ICES-003
FCC Caution: To assure continued
compliance, follow the
attached installation
instructions and use only
shielded interface cables
with ferrite core when
connecting to computer or
peripheral devices.
Any changes or modifications not
expressly approved by the party
responsible for compliance could void
the user’s authority to operate this
equipment.
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Before Use
-If you see this symbolInformation on Disposal in other
Countries outside the European
Union
This symbol is only valid in the European
Union.
If you wish to discard this product, please
contact your local authorities or dealer
and ask for the correct method of
disposal.
∫ Care for the camera
• Do not shake or cause impact to the
camera. The camera may not be
operated normally or recording of pictures
may be disabled, or the lens may be
damaged.
• Sand or dust may cause a malfunction
of the camera. When you use the
camera on a beach etc., take care so
that sand or dust does not get into the
camera.
• When you use the camera on a rainy day
or on a beach, take care so that water
does not get into the camera.
• If seawater splashes onto the camera,
wet a soft cloth with tap water, wring it
well, and use it to wipe the camera
body carefully. Then, wipe it again with
a dry cloth.
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∫ About the LCD monitor/Viewfinder
• Do not press the LCD monitor strongly.
It may cause uneven colors on the LCD
monitor or a malfunction of the LCD
monitor.
• In a place with drastic temperature
changes, condensation may form on the
LCD monitor. Wipe it with a soft, dry cloth.
• If the camera is extremely cold when you
turn the camera on, the image on the LCD
monitor/Viewfinder is slightly darker than
usual at first. However, as the internal
temperature increases, it goes back to the
normal brightness.
• When rotating the LCD monitor, be
careful not to use excessive force. This
may result in damage.
• Depending on the tripod you are using,
you may not be able to rotate the LCD
monitor.
• When not using the LCD monitor or when
using the Viewfinder, it is recommended
that you close the LCD monitor with the
screen facing inwards to prevent dirt and
scratches.
Extremely high precision technology is
employed to produce the LCD monitor/
Viewfinder screen. The result is more
than 99.99% effective pixels with a
mere 0.01% of the pixels inactive or
always lit. However, this will not be
recorded on the pictures in the card.
Before Use
∫ About the Lens
• Do not direct the lens to the sun or strong
light sources. It may cause not only a
malfunction of the camera but irreversible
damage to your eye.
• Do not press the lens strongly.
• Leaving the camera with the lens facing
the sun may cause a malfunction. Be
careful when you put the camera outside
or near a window.
• When there is dirt (water, oil, and
fingerprints, etc.) on the surface of the
lens, the picture may be affected. Lightly
wipe the surface of the lens with a soft,
dry cloth before and after taking pictures.
∫ About Condensation (When the lens
or the Viewfinder is fogged up)
Condensation takes place when the
ambient temperature or humidity is
changed as follows:
Be careful of condensation since it causes
stains on the lens, fungus or malfunction.
• When the camera is brought inside from
the cold to a warm room.
• When the camera is moved from outside
to an air-conditioned car.
• When cool wind from an air conditioner or
other is directly blown onto the camera.
• In humid places
Put the camera into plastic bag until the
temperature of the camera is close to the
ambient temperature to avoid
condensation. In case of condensation,
turn the camera off and then leave it for
about 2 hours.
When the camera becomes close to the
ambient temperature, the fog disappears
naturally.
∫ If you will not be using the camera for
a long time
• Store the battery in a cool and dry place
with a relatively stable temperature.
(Recommended temperature:
15 oC to 25 oC (59 oF to 77 oF),
Recommended humidity: 40% to 60%)
• Be sure to remove the battery and the
card from the camera.
• When the battery is left inserted in the
camera for a long time, discharge takes
place even if the camera is turned off. If
you leave the battery inserted for an
extended period of time, it will be
excessively discharged and it may
become unusable even after it is charged.
• To store the battery for a long period of
time, we recommend charging it once
every year and storing it again after you
completely use up the charged capacity.
• When you keep the camera in a closet or
a cabinet, we recommend storing it with
the desiccant (silica gel).
• When storing the camera for long periods
of time, it is recommended that you close
the LCD monitor with the screen facing
inwards.
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Before Use
About These Operating Instructions
∫ About indications in these operating instructions
SCN1 SCN2
Modes indicated here allow you to use the functions or settings described on this page.
Set the Mode dial to any of the modes to use the functions or settings.
Convenient or helpful information for use of the camera is described.
∫ About illustrations in these operating instructions
Please note that the appearance of the product, the illustration or the menu screen are a
little different from those in actual use.
∫ About illustrations of the cursor button
In these operating instructions, the operations on the cursor button are described as
illustrated below.
e.g.: When you press the 4 button
REV
∫ About the front dial and rear dial
Instructions for using these dials in the operating instructions are given with illustrations
that match the screen icons.
• Rotate the front dial and rear dial slowly but surely.
AE LOCK
EVF/LCD
DISPLAY
MENU
A: Front dial
B: Rear dial
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Contents
Before Use
Information for Your Safety ....................... 2
About These Operating Instructions ......... 6
Preparation
Standard Accessories ............................... 9
Names of the Components ..................... 10
Charging the Battery with the Charger ... 12
About the Battery (Charging/number of
recordable pictures) ............................ 13
Inserting/Removing the Battery .............. 14
Inserting/Removing the Card .................. 15
About the Card........................................ 16
Removing the Lens Cap/Attaching the
Strap.................................................... 17
Attaching/Removing the Lens Hood ....... 18
Setting Date/Time (Clock Set) ................ 20
About the Setup Menu ............................ 21
About the LCD Monitor/Viewfinder ......... 25
Approximate number of recordable
pictures and the size ........................... 31
About the zoom....................................... 33
• Using the Optical Zoom .................... 33
• Using the Digital Zoom ..................... 34
• Using the extended optical
zoom (EZ)......................................... 34
Recording pictures (basic)
The Mode Dial ........................................ 36
Taking Pictures ....................................... 37
Taking Pictures in Auto Mode................. 42
Checking the Recorded Picture
(Review) .............................................. 44
Taking Close-up Pictures
[AF MACRO] ....................................... 45
Taking Pictures with Manual Focus ........ 46
Taking Pictures using
the Built-in Flash ................................. 49
Taking Pictures with the Self-timer ......... 53
Compensating the Exposure .................. 54
Taking Pictures using Auto Bracket ........ 55
Optical Image Stabilizer .......................... 56
Taking Pictures using Burst Mode .......... 57
Playback (basic)
Playing Back Pictures ............................. 59
Multi Playback (9 screens,
16 screens, and 25 screens) ...............60
Using the Playback Zoom .......................61
Deleting Pictures..................................... 62
Recording pictures (advanced)
Using the Mode Dial ............................... 64
• Aperture-priority AE .......................... 64
• Shutter-priority AE ............................ 65
• Manual exposure .............................. 66
• Motion picture mode ......................... 69
• [SCENE MODE] menu...................... 71
– Portrait mode ................................. 72
– Sports mode .................................. 72
– Food mode .................................... 73
– Scenery mode ............................... 73
– Night portrait mode ........................ 74
– Night scenery mode....................... 74
– Baby mode .................................... 75
– Soft skin mode............................... 76
– Candle light mode.......................... 76
– Party mode .................................... 77
– Fireworks mode ............................. 77
– Snow mode.................................... 78
– Starry sky mode............................. 79
– Panning mode ............................... 80
Recording Menu Settings
Using the [REC] mode menu .................. 81
• White Balance [W.BALANCE] .......... 82
• ISO Sensitivity [SENSITIVITY] ......... 84
• Aspect Ratio [ASPECT RATIO] ........ 84
• Picture Size [PICT.SIZE] .................. 85
• Quality [QUALITY] ............................ 86
• Audio Recording [AUDIO REC.] ....... 87
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• Metering Mode
[METERING MODE]......................... 87
• AF Mode [AF MODE]........................ 88
• Continuous AF [CONT.AF] ............... 90
• AF Assist Lamp
[AF ASSIST LAMP] .......................... 90
• Digital Zoom [D.ZOOM] .................... 91
• Color Effect [COL.EFFECT] ............. 91
• Picture Adjustment [PICT.ADJ.] ....... 92
• Flip Animation [FLIP ANIM.] ............. 92
• Conversion Lens
[CONVERSION] ............................... 95
• Extra Flash [EXT.FLASH] ................. 97
• Extra Flash Burst Mode
[EX.FLASH BURST]......................... 99
Playback (advanced)
Playing Back Pictures with
Audio/Motion Pictures ....................... 100
Using the [PLAY] mode menu .............. 101
• Playing Back with Slide Show
[SLIDE SHOW]............................... 102
• Setting Favorites [FAVORITE]........ 103
• Displaying pictures in a direction
at the time of recording
[ROTATE DISP.] ............................ 104
• Rotating the Picture [ROTATE] ...... 105
• Setting the Picture to be Printed
and the Number of Prints
[DPOF PRINT]................................ 106
• Preventing Accidental Erasure of the
Picture [PROTECT] ........................ 108
• Adding Audio to Recorded Pictures
[AUDIO DUB.] ................................ 109
• Resizing the Pictures [RESIZE] ...... 110
• Trimming the Pictures
[TRIMMING] ................................... 111
• Aspect ratio conversion
[ASPECT CONV.]........................... 113
• Clean-up [CLEAN UP] .................... 114
• Initializing the Card [FORMAT] ....... 115
Playing Back Pictures
on a TV Screen ................................. 116
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Connecting to a PC or Printer
Before Connecting to the PC or
the Printer [USB MODE] ................... 117
Connecting to a PC............................... 118
Connecting to a PictBridge-compliant
Printer................................................ 121
Using the Remote Shutter .................... 125
Others
Using the MC Protector/ND Filter ......... 126
Screen Display...................................... 127
Cautions for Use ................................... 129
Message Display .................................. 131
Troubleshooting .................................... 133
Specifications........................................ 137
Digital Camera Accessory System ....... 139
Digital Camera Accessory
Order Form (For USA Customers) .... 140
Request for Service Notice
(For USA Only).................................. 141
Limited Warranty (For USA Only) ......... 142
Customer Services Directory
(For USA Only).................................. 144
Index ..................................................... 145
Spanish Quick Use Guide/
Guía rápida en español..................... 147
Preparation
Preparation
Standard Accessories
Before using your camera, check the contents.
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1
RP-SD032B
2
3
CGR-S006A
DE-993B
4
K1HA08CD0007
1 SD Memory Card (32 MB)
(In the text, it is called the “Card”)
2 Battery Pack
(In the text, it is called the “Battery”)
3 Battery Charger
(In the text, it is indicated as “Charger”)
(This can be used with multiple
product.)
4 USB Connection Cable
5 AV Cable
6 CD-ROM
7 Strap
8 Lens Cap
9 Lens Hood
• For information about optional
accessories, please refer to “Digital
Camera Accessory System”. (P139)
5
K1HA08CD0008
6
7
VFC4124
8
VYK1P30
9
VYQ3505
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Preparation
Names of the Components
1 2
3
1 Lens (P5)
2 Front dial (P44, 60, 61, 64, 66)
4
3 Self-timer Indicator (P53)
AF Assist Lamp (P90)
4 Flash (P49)
5
12
6 7 8 9 10 11
13 14 15
16
17
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6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Diopter Adjustment Dial (P29)
Viewfinder (P25, 127)
[DISPLAY] Button (P25)
[EVF/LCD] Button (P25)
[AE LOCK] Button (P40)
Speaker (P100)
Rear dial (P39, 59, 65, 66)
LCD Monitor (P25, 26, 127)
[MENU] Button (P21)
Delete Button (P62)
Cursor Buttons
2/Self-timer Button (P53)
4/[REV] Button (P44)
1/Flash Setting Button (P49)
3/Exposure Compensation (P54)/Auto
Bracket (P55)/White Balance Fine
Adjustment (P83)/Flash Output
Adjustment (P51)/Backlight
Compensation in auto mode (P43)
Button
16 Card Door (P15)
17 LCD Monitor open knobs (P26)
Preparation
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
19 20
M
Zoom ring (P33)
Focus ring (P46)
Shutter Button (P37)
Strap Eyelet (P17)
Microphone (P69, 87)
Hot Shoe (P97)
Mode Dial (P36)
Camera ON/OFF Switch (P21)
Power Indicator (P37)
Single or Burst Mode Button (P57)
Optical Image Stabilizer Button (P56)
SCAN1
S
A
P
SCAN2
18
21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31
32
33
34
35
29 [FOCUS] Button (P47,77, 89)
30 Focus Switch (P42, 45, 46)
(AF/AF MACRO/MF)
31 Flash Open Lever (P49)
32 [REMOTE] Socket (P125)
33 [AV OUT/DIGITAL] Socket
(P116, 118, 121)
34 [DC IN] Socket (P118, 121)
• Please be sure to use genuine
Panasonic AC adaptor (DMW-CAC1;
optional).
35
36
37
38
Lens hood positioning groove (P18)
Battery Door Open/Close Lever (P14)
Battery Door (P14)
Tripod Receptacle
• When you use a tripod, make sure the
tripod is stable with the camera
attached to it.
OSE
CL
OPE
N
36 37
38
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Preparation
Charging the Battery with the Charger
When the camera is shipped, the battery is
not charged. Charge the battery before
use.
3 Detach the battery after charging
is completed.
1 Attach the battery to the charger.
2 Connect the charger to the
electrical outlet.
• When the [CHARGE] indicator A lights
in green, charging starts.
• When the [CHARGE] indicator A turns
off (in about 120 minutes), charging is
completed.
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• After charging is completed, be sure to
disconnect the charger from the electrical
outlet.
• The battery becomes warm after use/
charge or during charge. The camera also
becomes warm during use. However, it is
not a malfunction.
• The battery is exhausted when it is left for
a long period of time after being charged.
Recharge the battery when it is
exhausted.
• Use the dedicated charger and battery.
• Charge the battery with the charger
indoors.
• Do not disassemble or modify the
charger.
Preparation
About the Battery (Charging/number of recordable pictures)
∫ Battery indication
The remaining battery power appears on
the screen.
• The battery indication turns red and
blinks.
• Recharge the battery or replace it with
fully charged battery.
[It does not appear when you use the
camera along with the AC adaptor
(DMW-CAC1; optional).]
∫ The battery life
The number of recordable pictures by
CIPA standard (In program AE mode)
• CIPA is an abbreviation of
[Camera & Imaging Products Association].
Number of
Approx. 280 pictures
recordable pictures (Approx. 140 min)
Recording conditions by CIPA standard
• Temperature: 23 °C (73.4 °F)/
Humidity: 50% when LCD monitor is on.
• Using the supplied SD Memory Card
(32 MB).
• Using the supplied battery.
• Recording starts 30 seconds after the
camera is turned on.
• Recording once every 30 seconds, with
full flash every other recording.
• Turn the camera off every 10 recordings.
The number of recordable pictures varies
depending on the recording interval time.
If the recording interval time becomes
longer, the number of recordable pictures
decreases.
(When taking a picture every
2 minutes: Approx. 75)
The number of recordable pictures
when using the Viewfinder
(Recording conditions comply with CIPA
standard.)
Playback time when using the LCD
monitor
Playback time
Approx. 300 min
The number of recordable pictures and
playback time will vary depending on the
operating conditions and storing condition
of the battery.
∫ Charging
Charging time
Approx. 120 min
Charging time and the number of
recordable pictures with the optional
battery pack (CGR-S006A) are the same
as above.
• When charging starts, the [CHARGE]
indicator lights.
∫ Charging error
• If a charging error occurs, the [CHARGE]
indicator blinks in about 1 second cycles.
In this case, disconnect the charger from
the electrical outlet, remove the battery
and make sure that both room and battery
temperature are not too low or high and
then charge it again. If the [CHARGE]
indicator still blinks even if you charge the
battery for a while, consult the dealer or
your nearest servicenter.
• When the operating time of the camera
becomes extremely short even if the
battery is properly charged, the life of the
battery may have expired. Buy a new
battery.
∫ Charging conditions
• Charge the battery under temperature of
10 oC to 35 oC (50 oF to 95 oF). (Battery
temperature should be the same also.)
• The performance of the battery may be
temporarily deteriorated and the operating
time may become shorter in low
temperature conditions (e.g. skiing/
snowboarding).
Number of
Approx. 300 pictures
recordable pictures (Approx. 150 min)
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Inserting/Removing the Battery
• Check that the camera is turned off.
• Close the flash.
1 Slide the release lever in the
direction of the arrow to open the
battery door A.
OSE
CL
OPE
N
3 1 Close the battery door.
2 Slide the release lever as far as
it will go in the direction of the
arrow to close the battery door
firmly.
OSE
CL
OPE
N
• Please be sure to use genuine
Panasonic batteries (CGR-S006A).
2 Insert:
Insert the charged battery until it
clicks.
Remove:
Slide the lock B to remove the
battery.
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• If you will not be using the camera for a
long time, remove the battery.
• When a fully charged battery has been
inserted for more than 24 hours, the clock
setting is stored (in the camera) for at
least 3 months even if the battery is
removed. (The storing time may be
shorter if the battery is not charged
sufficiently.)
If more than 3 months has passed, the
clock setting will be lost. In this case, set
the clock again. (P20)
• Do not remove the card and the battery
while the card is being accessed. The
data on the card may be damaged.
(P16)
• Do not remove the battery with the
camera turned on since the settings on
the camera may not be stored properly.
• The supplied battery is designed only
for the camera. Do not use it with any
other equipment.
Preparation
Inserting/Removing the Card
• Check that the camera is turned off.
• Close the flash.
• The card may be damaged if it is not
fully inserted.
1 Slide the card door to open it.
3 1 Close the card door.
2 Slide the card door to the end
to close it firmly.
• The card and the data may be
damaged if it is inserted or removed
while the camera is on.
• We recommend using Panasonic’s
SD Memory Card. (Use only the
genuine SD card with SD Logo.)
• If the card door cannot be completely
closed, remove the card and insert it
again.
2 Insert:
Insert the card fully until it clicks
and it is locked with the label
facing the front of the camera.
Remove:
Push the card until it clicks, then
pull the card out upright.
• Check the direction of the card.
• Do not touch the connection terminals
on the back side of the card.
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About the Card
∫ Access to the card
When pictures are being recorded onto the
card, the card access indication A lights red.
switch is unlocked, these functions
become available.)
SD Memory Card
5
When the card access indication lights,
pictures are being read or deleted or the
card is cleaned up (P114) or formatted
(P115). do not:
• turn the camera off.
• remove the battery or the card.
• shake or impact the camera.
The card and the data may be damaged
and the camera may not operate normally.
∫ About handling a card
Transfer important pictures/motion pictures
from your card to your PC periodically
(P118). The data on the card may be
damaged or lost due to electromagnetic
wave, static electricity, breakdown of the
camera or a defective card.
• Do not format the card on your PC or
other equipment, format it with the camera
only to ensure proper operation. (P115)
∫ SD Memory Card (supplied) and
MultiMediaCard (optional)
• The SD Memory Card and
MultiMediaCard are small, lightweight,
removable external cards. The reading/
writing speed of an SD Memory Card is
fast. The SD Memory Card is equipped
with a Write-Protect switch B that can
inhibit writing and formatting a card.
(When the switch is slid to the [LOCK]
side, it is not possible to write or delete
data on the card and format it. When the
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• On this unit, you can use SD Memory
Cards of the following capacity (from 8 MB
to 2 GB).
8 MB, 16 MB, 32 MB, 64 MB, 128 MB,
256 MB, 512 MB, 1 GB,
2 GB (Maximum)
Please confirm the latest information on the
following website.
http://panasonic.co.jp/pavc/global/cs
(This Site is English only.)
• This unit supports SD Memory Cards
formatted in FAT12 system and FAT16
system based on SD Memory Card
Specifications.
• This unit does not support
MultiMediaCard for recording motion
pictures.
• The reading/writing speed of a
MultiMediaCard is slower than an SD
Memory Card. When a MultiMediaCard is
used, the performance of certain features
may be slightly slower than advertised.
• After recording motion pictures using the
MultiMediaCard, the card access
indication may appear for a while, but this
is not a malfunction.
• Keep the Memory Card out of reach of
children to prevent swallowing.
Preparation
Removing the Lens Cap/Attaching the Strap
∫ Remove the lens cap
∫ Attaching the strap (supplied)
1 Pinch the lens cap and remove it.
1 Pass the strap through the hole at
the Strap Eyelet.
2 Pass the strap through the
stopper and fasten the strap.
• When you turn the camera off, carry the
camera or play back the pictures, attach
the lens cap to protect the surface of the
lens.
• Detach the lens cap before taking
pictures.
• Be careful not to lose the lens cap.
A: Pull the strap 2 cm or more.
• Attach the strap to the other side of the
camera being careful not to twist it.
• Check that the strap is firmly attached to
the camera.
• Attach the strap so that you can see
“LUMIX” logo.
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Attaching/Removing the Lens Hood
In bright sunlight or backlight, the lens hood
will minimize lens flare and ghosting.
The lens hood cuts out excess light and
improves the picture quality.
• Check that the camera is turned off.
• Close the flash.
∫ When attaching the lens hood
1 1 Place the camera upside down.
2 Align lens hood mark A with
lens hood positioning groove
B on the unit and insert it
straight in
∫ Temporarily storing the lens hood
(Temporary storage)
1 1 Place the camera upside down.
2 Remove the lens hood and turn
it around, aligning lens hood
mark A with lens hood
positioning groove B on the
unit, and insert it straight in
∫ When removing the lens hood
Press lock release button C and remove
the lens hood
• Make sure the lens hood is properly
attached.
∫ When removing the lens hood
Press lock release button C and remove
the lens hood
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2 Attach the lens cap.
• Ensure that the lens cap is firmly
attached.
• When temporarily storing the lens
hood, ensure that it is firmly attached
and that it is not reflected in the picture.
• When temporarily storing the lens
hood, you can detach the lens cap and
take pictures. However you cannot use
the zoom ring, focus ring, [FOCUS]
button or focus switch.
• If you use a flash when the lens hood is
attached, the light from the flash is
blocked by the lens hood. The bottom of
the screen becomes dark (vignetting) and
you cannot adjust the flash setting. We
recommend removing the lens hood
before taking pictures with a flash.
• When using the AF assist lamp in the
dark, detach the lens hood.
• For details on how to attach the MC
protector and the ND filter, refer to P126.
• When the lens hood is attached, you
cannot attach conversion lenses.
• If any of the accessories are lost, please
contact Panasonic’s parts department at
1 800 833-9626 (For USA) or in Canada
call 1 800 561-5505 for more details on
how to obtain replacement parts.
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Setting Date/Time (Clock Set)
∫ Initial setting
The clock is not set when the camera is
shipped. When you turn the camera on, the
following screen appears.
2 Select [M/D/Y], [D/M/Y] or [Y/M/D].
CLOCK SET
10:001DEC.11.2005
M/D/Y
PLEASE SET THE CLOCK
CLOCK SET MENU
SELECT
• When pressing the [MENU] button, the
screen shown in step 1 appears.
• The screen disappears after about
5 seconds. Turn the camera on again or
press the [MENU] button, select [CLOCK
SET] in page 2/4 of the [SETUP] menu
(P23) and set the clock in steps 1 and 2.
1 Set date and time.
CLOCK SET
00 : 00 JAN . 11 . 2005
M/D/Y
SELECT
SET
EXIT MENU
• 2/1: Select the desired item.
• 3/4: Set date and time.
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SET
EXIT MENU
• Close the menu by pressing the
[MENU] button 2 times after finishing
the setting.
• Check if the clock setting is correct,
after turning the camera off and on.
• When a fully charged battery has been
inserted for more than 24 hours, the clock
setting is stored (in the camera) for at
least 3 months even if the battery is
removed. (The storing time may be
shorter if the battery is not charged
sufficiently.)
If more than 3 months has passed, the
clock setting will be lost. In this case, set
the clock again.
• You can set the year from 2000 to 2099.
The 24-hour system is used.
• When you use a photo printing service, if
the date is not set in the camera, it will not
be printed, even if the store provides a
date printing option to your photo.
• For the date print setting, refer to P107.
Preparation
About the Setup Menu
• Set the items if necessary. (Refer to
P22– 24 for each menu item.)
4 Select the desired item.
1 Turn the camera on.
OFF
SETUP
1/
4
MONITOR
AUTO REVIEW
PLAY ON LCD
POWER SAVE
MF ASSIST
ON
SELECT
SET
EXIT MENU
5 Select the desired value.
• The menu items depend on the mode
selected with the mode dial (P36). In
this page, the setup menu
[MONITOR] settings in program AE
mode [
] are shown as an
example.
2 Press the [MENU] button.
SETUP
SELECT
REC
MENU
1/
SETUP
3
W.BALANCE
SENSITIVITY
ASPECT RATIO
PICT.SIZE
QUALITY
SELECT
1/
4
MONITOR
AUTO REVIEW
PLAY ON LCD
POWER SAVE
MF ASSIST
SET
EXIT MENU
Be sure to press 1 at the end to
store the setting.
AUTO
AUTO
8M
EXIT MENU
• Close the menu by pressing the
[MENU] button after finishing the
setting. In recording mode, you can also
close the menu by pressing the shutter
button halfway.
3 Select the [SETUP] Menu.
REC
MONITOR
AUTO REVIEW
PLAY ON LCD
POWER SAVE
MF ASSIST
SELECT
SETUP
1/4
n0
1SEC.
OFF
2MIN.
MF1
EXIT MENU
• Rotate the front dial A to switch
between pages 1/4, 2/4, 3/4 and 4/4.
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[SETUP] menu (Refer to P21 for the setting method.)
[MONITOR/VIEWFINDER]
Adjust the brightness of the LCD monitor
(when pictures appear on the LCD monitor)
or Viewfinder (when pictures appear on the
Viewfinder) in 7 steps.
[AUTO REVIEW]
[OFF]: The recorded picture does not
automatically appear.
[1SEC.]: The recorded picture
automatically appears on the
screen for about 1 second.
[3SEC.]: The recorded picture
automatically appears on the
screen for about 3 seconds.
[ZOOM]: The recorded picture
automatically appears on the
screen for about 1 second. Then
it is enlarged 4 times and appears
for about 1 second. This mode is
useful for confirming focus.
Pictures in auto bracket, burst
mode or pictures with audio are
not enlarged even if [ZOOM] is
selected.
• In motion picture mode [
], auto review
function is not activated.
• When pictures are recorded in auto
bracket [
] (P55) or any speed ([
],
[
] and [
]) on burst mode (P57),
the auto review function is activated
regardless of the setting on the auto
review function. (The picture is not
enlarged.)
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• When using pictures with audio, the auto
review function works while recording the
audio or the data into the card regardless
of the setting on the auto review function.
(The picture is not enlarged.)
• When the quality is set to [TIFF] or [RAW],
the auto review function works until the
end of recording onto the card. (The
picture is not enlarged.)
• The setting for the auto review function is
disabled in auto bracket, burst mode,
motion picture mode, or when
[AUDIO REC.] is set to [ON].
[PLAY ON LCD]
When Viewfinder is selected in the
recording mode while setting [PLAY ON
LCD] to [ON], the picture automatically
appears on the LCD monitor in review or
playback. (P29)
Preparation
[SETUP] menu (Refer to P21 for the setting method.)
[POWER SAVE]
[1MIN.]/[2MIN.]/[5MIN.]/[10MIN.]:
The power save mode is activated
(the camera is automatically turned
off to save the battery life) if the
camera has not been used for the
time selected on the setting.
[OFF]: The power save mode is not
activated.
• Press the shutter button halfway or turn
the camera off and on to cancel the power
save mode.
• When using the AC adaptor (DMW-CAC1;
optional)/connecting to a PC or a printer/
recording motion pictures/playing back
motion pictures/during Slide Show, the
power save mode is not activated.
(However, during a manual Slide Show,
the setting for the power save mode is
fixed to [10MIN.])
[MF ASSIST]
(Recording mode only)
In manual focus, assistance screen
appears on the center of the screen to
facilitate focusing on the subject. (P46)
[MF1]: The center of the screen is
enlarged. You can adjust the focus
while determining the composition
of the whole of the screen.
[MF2]: The whole of the screen is enlarged.
It is convenient for adjusting the
focus in Wide.
[OFF]: The screen is not enlarged.
[
[
[
[VOLUME]
The volume of speakers can be adjusted in
7 steps. (LEVEL 6 to 0)
• When you connect the camera to a TV,
the volume of the speakers of the TV is
not changed.
[CLOCK SET]
Change date and time. (P20)
[NO.RESET]
Set this when you want to start the file
number of the picture from 0001 on the
next recording. (The folder number is
updated, and the file number starts from
0001.)
• The folder number can be assigned from
100 to 999.
When the folder number reaches 999, you
cannot reset the file number. We
recommend formatting the card after
saving the data on a PC or elsewhere.
• To reset the folder number to 100, format
the card first and then use this function to
reset the file number.
After that, the reset screen for the folder
number appears. Select [YES] to reset the
folder number.
• Refer to P119 for detailed information
about the file number and the folder
number.
[BEEP]
]: No operational sound
]: Soft operational sound
]: Loud operational sound
[SHUTTER]
Set to select the volume of shutter sound.
[
]: No shutter sound
[
]: Soft shutter sound
[
]: Loud shutter sound
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[SETUP] menu (Refer to P21 for the setting method.)
[RESET]
The settings on the [REC] or the [SETUP]
menu are reset to the initial settings.
• The birthday setting for [BABY] (P75) in
the scene mode is also reset when the
settings in the [SETUP] menu are reset.
[ROTATE DISP.] (P104) in the [PLAY]
mode menu is also reset to [ON].
• The folder number and the clock setting
are not changed.
[USB MODE]
Set the USB communication system.
• Set before connecting to a PC or a printer.
(P117)
[HIGHLIGHT]
When the auto review or review function is
activated, a white saturated area appears
blinking in black and white. (P29)
[VIDEO OUT]
(Playback mode only) (P116)
[NTSC]: Video output is set to NTSC
system.
[PAL]: Video output is set to PAL
system.
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[SCENE MENU]
[OFF]: [SCENE MODE] menu does not
appear when setting the mode
dial to [
] or [
] and the
camera is operated in the scene
mode currently selected. If you
change the scene mode, Press
the [MENU] button to display the
[SCENE MODE] menu and then
select the desired scene mode.
[AUTO]: [SCENE MODE] menu appears
automatically when setting the
mode dial to [
] or [
].
Select the desired scene mode.
[LANGUAGE]
Set to the language on the menu screen
from the following languages.
Set to the desired language with 3/4 and
store it with 1.
[ENGLISH]:
English
[DEUTSCH]: German
[FRANÇAIS]: French
[ESPAÑOL]: Spanish
[ITALIANO]: Italian
[
]:
Chinese (Traditional)
[
]:
Japanese
• When you set to other language by
mistake, select [
] from the menu icons
to set the desired language.
Preparation
About the LCD Monitor/Viewfinder
EVF/LCD
DISPLAY
In recording mode (P37)
5
5
BACKLIGHT
1
2
3
1 Switching the LCD monitor/
Viewfinder
Press the [EVF/LCD] button to switch the
monitor screen. (When the LCD monitor is
closed with the screen facing outwards)
A LCD monitor (LCD)
B Viewfinder (EVF)
• When the LCD monitor turns on, the
Viewfinder turns off (and vice versa).
2 Selecting the screen to be used
Press the [DISPLAY] button to change the
display.
• When the menu screen appears, the
[DISPLAY] button is not activated. During
multi playback (P60) or playback zoom
(P61) and when playing back with Slide
Show (P102), the indications on the
screen can be turned on and off.
C Normal display
D Display with histogram
E Out-of-frame display
F No display (Recording guide line)
G No display
¢1 Backlight Compensation
(Appears only in auto mode)
¢2 Histogram
¢3 When the number of pictures remaining
is more than 1000 or the time
remaining in motion picture mode is
more than 1000 seconds, [
] is
displayed.
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∫ LCD Monitor
Adjusting the LCD monitor makes it
possible to take pictures from various
angles.
In playback mode (P59)
100 _ 0001
1/5
∫ Taking pictures at a normal angle.
• You can switch between the LCD monitor
and the Viewfinder.
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100 _ 0001
1/5
F2.8 1/25
ISO100
AUTO
10:00 DEC. 1.2005
H Normal display
I Display with recorded information and
histogram
J No display
¢4 Displayed when you set birthday
setting for [BABY] (P75) in the scene
mode, and [WITH AGE] is selected at
taking pictures.
∫ Taking pictures at a high angle
Open the LCD monitor with one of the
LCD monitor open knobs.
• You can use the LCD monitor only.
A:LCD Monitor open knobs
• This is convenient when there is someone
in front of you and you cannot get close to
the subject.
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∫ Taking pictures at a low angle
Open the LCD monitor with one of the
LCD monitor open knobs, pull the LCD
monitor fully open (approximately 120o)
and rotate it 180o.
• You can use the LCD monitor only.
LCD monitor rotation direction
• If the LCD monitor turns on when it is
closed with the screen facing inwards, the
camera automatically switches to the
Viewfinder.
• If the LCD monitor is opened when the
Viewfinder is turned on, the camera
automatically switches to the LCD
monitor.
• Only rotate the LCD monitor after
opening it wide enough, and be careful
not to use excessive force as it may be
damaged.
• When holding the edge of the LCD
monitor, there may be some distortion,
however this is not a malfunction.
Moreover, this has no affect on the taken
pictures or playback.
• When not using the LCD monitor it is
recommended that you close it with the
screen facing inwards to prevent dirt and
scratches.
• When using a tripod, depending on the
kind of tripod the LCD monitor may not
rotate.
1: Maximum 180o
2: Maximum 120o
• This is convenient when taking pictures of
flowers etc. that are in a low position.
∫ About the Viewfinder
The Viewfinder is convenient when you
want to take pictures of a moving subject or
outdoors.
• Refer to page 29 for information about
diopter adjustment.
• When using the Viewfinder, close the LCD
monitor.
• When the LCD monitor is open, the
Viewfinder cannot be used.
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∫ Tips for taking good pictures
To take pictures without blurring:
• Hold the camera gently with both hands,
keep arms stationary at your side and
stand with your feet slightly apart.
• Make sure that camera shake does not
occur when you press the shutter button.
• Do not cover the microphone or the AF
assist lamp with your finger or other
objects.
• Do not touch the front of the lens.
When recording with LCD Monitor
When recording with Viewfinder
A: When holding the camera vertically
• If you take pictures by holding the camera
vertically, use the LCD monitor at the
normal angle.
• Refer to page P39 for information about
jitter (camera shake).
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∫ Direction detection function
• If you take pictures by holding the camera
vertically, the information of the rotation on
the pictures is automatically added and
recorded to the pictures.
When [ROTATE DISP.] (P104) is set to
[ON], you can rotate and display pictures
on the screen or the TV according to the
information of the rotation on the pictures.
• This function may not work properly on
pictures recorded by aiming the camera
up or down.
• You cannot use the direction detection
function in motion picture mode [
] and
when you create flip animation.
Preparation
∫ Out-of-frame display
The recording information is displayed out
of the recording screen, therefore, you can
take pictures without obstruction from icons
or others on the monitor, except the zoom
and important warning indicators.
∫ Diopter adjustment
This feature is handy for users who wear
corrective lenses and prefer to use the
Viewfinder.
• Close the LCD monitor and press the
[EVF/LCD] button to display the
viewfinder.
Adjust the diopter, rotating the diopter
adjustment dial.
5
∫ Recording guide line
When you align the subject on the
horizontal and vertical guide lines or the
cross point of these lines, you can take
pictures with well-designed composition by
viewing the size, the slope and the balance
of the subject.
∫ Highlight display
When setting [HIGHLIGHT] to [ON] on the
[SETUP] menu (P24) while the auto review
or review function is activated, any white
saturated area (extremely bright or
glistening part) on the picture appears
blinking in black and white.
• If you compensate the exposure to minus,
referring to the histogram and then take a
picture again, it may result in a good
picture.
No highlight display
REVIEW1X
∫ Monitor priority
When setting [PLAY ON LCD] to [ON] on
the [SETUP] menu (P22), the LCD monitor
is turned on in the following cases.
You can save the time it takes to switch the
display to the LCD monitor even when
using the Viewfinder in recording.
• When the recording mode is switched to
playback mode.
• When reviewing pictures. (P44)
• When turning the camera on in playback
mode.
EXIT
4X
DELETE
With highlight display
REVIEW1X
EXIT
4X
DELETE
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∫ Histogram
• A histogram is a graph that displays
brightness along the horizontal axis (black
to white) and the number of pixels at each
brightness level on the vertical axis.
• It allows the camera user to easily check
the way a picture is being exposed.
• It is very useful if manual adjustments of
the lens aperture and shutter speed are
available, especially in those situations
where automatic exposure may be difficult
due to uneven lighting. Using the
histogram feature will allow you to get the
best performance from the camera.
A When the values are concentrated to
the left, the picture is under exposed.
B When the values in the histogram are
distributed evenly, the exposure is
adequate and the brightness is
well-balanced.
C When the values are concentrated to
the right, the picture is over exposed.
Example of histogram
100 _ 0001
1/5
F2.8 1/200
ISO100
AUTO
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100 _ 0001
1/5
F2.8 1/100
ISO100
AUTO
10:00 DEC. 1.2005
100 _ 0001
1/5
F2.8 1/50
ISO100
10:00 DEC. 1.2005
A Under Exposed
B Properly Exposed
C Over Exposed
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• When the recorded picture and the
histogram do not match each other
under the following conditions, the
histogram is displayed in orange.
– When the flash is activated
– When the flash is closed
1 When the brightness of the screen is
not correctly displayed in dark places
2 When the exposure is not
adequately adjusted
• The histogram does not appear when in
motion picture mode [
], during multi
playback and playback zoom.
• The histogram in the recording mode is an
approximation.
• The histogram in recording and playback
may not match each other.
• The histogram in the camera does not
match the one displayed in image editing
software used with a PC, etc.
• Check white saturated areas with the
highlight display in the auto review
function or the review function. (P29)
Preparation
Approximate number of recordable pictures and
the size
Aspect Ratio
(8M):
(3264k2448 pixels)
Picture size
(5M EZ):
(2560k1920 pixels)
(3M EZ):
(2048k1536 pixels)
Quality
16 MB
0
3
7
0
0
5
11
1
9
17
32 MB
1
7
15
1
1
12
24
3
19
37
64 MB
2
15
31
3
3
25
49
6
39
75
128 MB
4
31
62
7
8
51
100
12
79
150
290
256 MB
9
61
120
13
15
99
195
24
150
512 MB
19
120
240
27
30
195
380
48
300
590
1 GB
38
240
480
54
61
390
770
96
610
1180
2 GB
77
490
970
105
125
790
1530
195
1220
2360
Aspect Ratio
Picture size
(2M EZ):
(1600k1200 pixels)
(1M EZ):
(1280k960 pixels)
Quality
16 MB
2
14
28
3
22
32 MB
4
30
59
7
46
41
86
64 MB
10
62
120
15
94
175
128 MB
20
125
240
31
190
350
256 MB
39
240
470
61
370
690
512 MB
78
480
940
120
730
1370
1 GB
155
970
1880
240
1470
2740
2 GB
310
1920
3610
490
2920
5120
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Aspect Ratio
(7M):
(3248k2160 pixels)
Picture size
(4.5M EZ):
(2560k1712 pixels)
(2.5M EZ):
(2048k1360 pixels)
Quality
16 MB
0
4
8
0
1
6
12
1
10
19
32 MB
1
8
17
1
2
13
27
3
21
41
64 MB
2
17
35
3
4
28
55
6
44
84
128 MB
5
36
71
7
8
57
110
14
89
170
256 MB
10
70
135
15
17
110
210
27
170
330
512 MB
21
135
270
30
34
220
430
54
340
650
1 GB
43
270
540
60
69
440
860
105
680
1310
2 GB
87
560
1090
120
140
890
1700
210
1360
2560
Aspect Ratio
(5.5M):
(3072k1728 pixels)
Picture size
(2M EZ):
(1920k1080 pixels)
Quality
16 MB
0
5
10
1
2
13
25
32 MB
1
11
22
2
4
28
54
64 MB
3
23
46
4
9
58
110
128 MB
7
47
93
9
18
115
220
256 MB
14
92
180
18
36
230
430
512 MB
28
180
350
36
72
450
860
1 GB
57
360
710
72
145
910
1720
2 GB
115
740
1420
145
290
1800
3410
• The aspect ratio is the horizontal to vertical ratio of a picture. Refer to P84 for the aspect
ratio.
• If you set the quality to [RAW], the picture size is fixed to the maximum picture size for
each aspect ratio.
• If you select a larger picture size, you can print pictures clearly. When you select a
smaller picture size, you can record more pictures. (P85)
• EZ is an abbreviation for [Extended Optical Zoom]. Selecting a picture size with EZ
displayed, allows you to magnify the subject up to a maximum of 19.1 times when the
digital zoom is set to [OFF]. (P34)
• Refer to P86 for information about quality.
• The numbers are approximations. (The numbers vary depending on the recording
condition and the type of the card.)
• The number of recordable pictures varies depending on subjects.
• The remaining number of recordable pictures displayed on the screen is an
approximation.
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About the zoom
Using the Optical Zoom
SCN1 SCN2
You can make people and subjects appear
closer with the 12 times optical zoom, and
landscapes can be recorded in wide angle.
∫ To make subjects appear further away
use (Wide)
5
1X
∫ To make subjects appear closer use
(Tele)
5
• The picture may have some distortion
(typical example: vertical straight line bent
outwards). This is due to the lens
aberration, which is common to some
extent with all photographic lenses.
Distortion may be more visible when using
a wider area of the zoom lens as you get
closer to the subject.
• When using the zoom lens at high
magnification, the quality of the picture
can be enhanced if a tripod is used. At
high magnification, even small
movements can cause a slight decrease
in picture sharpness.
• If you use the zoom function after focusing
on the subject, focus on the subject again.
• The indicated zoom magnification is an
approximation.
• When you rotate the zoom ring, you
may hear some sound from the camera
or the camera may be shaken. This is
not a malfunction.
12X
A: Zoom ring
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Using the Digital Zoom
SCN1 SCN2
In the [REC] menu (P81), setting [D.ZOOM]
to [2k] or [4k] allows you to magnify a
subject up to a maximum of 48 times.
(Except when using extended optical
zoom.)
W
Using the Extended Optical Zoom
(EZ)
T
W
• When using the digital zoom, we
recommend using a tripod and the
self-timer (P53) for taking pictures.
• The indicated zoom magnification is an
approximation.
• When using the digital zoom, the AF area
is displayed with a size wider than usual
and set only to a point on the center of the
screen. (P89)
T
W
SCN1 SCN2
T
1 Optical zoom
2 Digital zoom
∫ The digital zoom and extended optical
zoom can be used together.
Example:When the digital zoom is set to
[4k]and the picture size to (3M EZ), you
can use the extended optical zoom [
] at
the same time.
W
Normally you can make people and
subjects appear up to 12 times closer with
the optical zoom. However if you set the
picture size to [
] [3M EZ] etc., the
extended optical zoom is activated and the
zoom is further enhanced as shown below.
35 mm
T
3 When using the digital zoom [4k]and
the extended optical zoom
[3M EZ
(maximum19.1times )] together.
Picture size with the
extended optical zoom
not activated (example:
[
] (8M))
420 mm
• The digital zoom is temporarily set to
[OFF] in the following cases.
– When taking pictures in auto mode
[
] (P42)
– When the quality is set to [RAW] (P86)
– When [CONVERSION] on the [REC]
menu is set to [ ] (P95)
• When using the digital zoom, the picture
quality becomes deteriorated.
• When using the digital zoom, the stabilizer
function may not be effective.
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Picture size with the
extended optical zoom
activated (example:
[
] (3M EZ))
668 mm
Preparation
∫ Picture size and maximum zoom
magnification
(±: Available, —: Not available)
Aspect
ratio
Picture
size
Maximum
zoom
magnification
Extended
optical
zoom
12k
—
(8M)
(7M)
(5.5M)
(5M EZ)
15.3k
(4.5M EZ)
(3M EZ)
±
(2M EZ)
(1M EZ)
19.1k
(2.5M EZ)
• You can further enhance the zoom
magnification with the extended optical
zoom without worrying about further
picture distortion.
• If you set a picture size that activates the
extended optical zoom, the extended
optical zoom icon [
] is displayed on the
LCD monitor when you use the zoom
function.
• The zoom movement quickens near Wide
(1k) when using the extended optical
zoom.
• When you rotate the zoom ring near the
Tele position, the on-screen zoom
indication may momentarily pause. This is
not a malfunction.
• Setting [D.ZOOM] in the [REC] mode
menu to [ON] allows you to use the digital
zoom for recording an even larger picture.
However picture quality willl deteriorate.
(P34)
• In motion picture mode [
], the
extended optical zoom does not work.
(2M EZ)
∫ Extended optical zoom mechanism
• When you set the picture size to [
]
(3M EZ) (3 million pixels), the 8M
(8 million pixels) CCD area is cropped to
the centre 3M (3 million pixels) area,
allowing a picture with a higher zoom
effect.
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Recording pictures (basic)
The Mode Dial
This camera has a mode dial to suit recording of many kinds of scenes.
Select the desired mode and enjoy the variety of recording.
Rotate the mode dial slowly and securely.
M
SCN1
SCN2
P
S
A
: Program AE mode (P37)
The exposure is automatically adjusted by
the camera.
: Aperture-priority AE (P64)
The shutter speed is automatically
determined by the aperture value you set.
: Shutter-priority AE (P65)
The aperture value is automatically
determined by the shutter speed you set.
: Manual exposure (P66)
The exposure is adjusted by the aperture
value and the shutter speed which are
manually adjusted.
: Motion picture mode (P69)
This mode allows you to record motion
pictures.
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: Scene mode 1
: Scene mode 2 (P71)
This mode allows you to take pictures
depending on the recording scenes.
This mode also allows you to set [SCENE
MENU] (P24) on the [SETUP] menu to
[OFF] and set the scene modes which are
frequently used to [
] and [
] on the
mode dial.
It is convenient because you can select the
scene mode quickly and minimize the
operation.
: Playback mode (P59)
This mode allows you to play back
recorded pictures.
: Auto mode (P42)
Even beginners can easily take pictures.
Recording pictures (basic)
Taking Pictures
∫ Program AE
The camera automatically sets the shutter
speed and the aperture value according to
the brightness of the subject.
• Remove the lens cap.
1 1 Turn the camera on.
2 Set the mode dial to program
AE mode [ ].
M
3 Take a picture.
SCN1
SCN2
S
A
P
• A: Press the shutter button halfway to
focus.
• The focus indication 2 is lit and then
the aperture value 3, the shutter speed
4 and program shift 5 are displayed.
• When 9-area-focusing or
3-area-focusing (High speed) is used
for AF mode, the AF area will not
appear until the subject is brought into
focus. (P88)
• Refer to P39 for information about
Program shift and P89 for information
about selecting the AF area.
OFF
ON
F2.8
• The power indicator (green) lights.
When it blinks, the remaining battery
power is low. Insert a fully charged
battery.
2 Aim the AF area 1 to the point
you want to focus and then press
the shutter button halfway.
1/25
• B: Press the shutter button fully to take
the picture.
When the
subject is not
focused
When the
subject is
focused
Focus
indication
Blink (green)
On (green)
AF area
White to red
Turns from
or no AF area white to green
Sound
Beeps 4 times Beeps 2 times
PROGRAM SHIFT
F2.8
1/25
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∫ When you want to take a subject out
of the AF area (AF/AE Lock)
5
When recording a picture of people with a
composition as the above picture, you
cannot focus on the subject because it is
out of AF area in usual operation.
In this case,
1 Aim the AF area at the subject.
2 Press the shutter button halfway to fix
the focus and the exposure.
• When the subject is focused, the focus
indication lights.
3 Keeping pressing the shutter button
halfway, move the camera as you
compose the picture.
4 Press the shutter button fully.
• You can repeatedly retry AF/AE lock
before pressing the shutter button fully.
PROGRAM SHIFT
F2.8
1/25
PROGRAM SHIFT
F2.8
1/25
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∫ Focusing
• The focus range is 30 cm (0.98 feet) to
¶ (Wide), 2 m (6.56 feet) to ¶ (Tele).
• When you press the shutter button fully
with one stroke, pictures may be blurry or
unfocused.
• When the focus indication is blinking, the
subject is not focused. Press the shutter
button halfway and focus on the subject
again.
• If the camera will not focus after a few
tries, turn it off and on and try again.
• In the following cases, the camera will not
focus on subjects properly.
– When including both near and distant
subjects in a scene.
– When there is dirt or dust on the glass
between the lens and the subject.
– When there are illuminated or glittering
objects around the subject.
– When taking a picture in a dark place.
– When the subject is moving fast.
– When the scene has low contrast.
– When jitter occurs.
– When recording a very bright subject.
We recommend taking pictures using AF/
AE lock or prefocus (P48). In dark places,
the AF assist lamp (P90) may turn on to
focus on the subject.
• Even if the focus indication appears and
the subject is focused, it is canceled when
you release the shutter button. Press the
shutter button halfway again.
• Please do not rotate the zoom ring during
auto focus.
Recording pictures (basic)
∫ Jitter (camera shake)
• Be careful of jittering when pressing the
shutter button, especially when fully
zoomed into the subject.
• When jitter could occur because of slow
shutter speed, the jitter alert A appears.
PROGRAM SHIFT
F2.8
1/8
• When the jitter alert appears, we
recommend using a tripod. If you cannot
use a tripod, be careful of how you hold
the camera (P28). The use of the
self-timer (P53) prevents jittering at
pressing the shutter button when you are
using a tripod.
• Especially in the following cases, the
shutter speed will be slower. Keep the
camera still from the moment you press
the shutter button until the picture appears
on the screen. We recommend using a
tripod.
– Slow sync./Red-eye reduction [
]
(P49)
– [NIGHT PORTRAIT] (P74)
– [NIGHT SCENERY] (P74)
– [CANDLE LIGHT] (P76)
– [PARTY] (P77)
– [FIREWORKS] (P77)
– [STARRY SKY] (P79)
– When you set to a slower shutter speed
(P65, 66)
∫ Program shift
In Program AE mode, you can change the
preset aperture value and the shutter
speed under the same exposure. This is
called Program shift.
By this function, you can make the
background more blurred (by decreasing
the aperture value) or record the moving
subject more dynamically (by setting to
slow shutter speed) in Program AE mode.
• Press the shutter button halfway and then
rotate the rear dial to activate the Program
shift while the aperture value and the
shutter speed are displayed on the screen
(for about 10 seconds).
5
PROGRAM SHIFT
F2.8
1/60
5
PROGRAM SHIFT
F4.0
1/30
• When the Program shift is activated, the
Program shift indication B appears on
the screen.
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∫ Example of Program shift
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
2
2.8
(A)
14
4
∫ AE Lock Button
This function is convenient if you need to
change the picture composition after you
have pressed the shutter button halfway
and determined the exposure.
5.6
8
5
11
1
1/2
1/4
1/8
1/15 1/30 1/60 1/125 1/250 1/500 1/1000 1/2000
(B)
(A): Aperture value
(B): Shutter speed
1 Program shift amount
2 Program shift line chart
3 Program shift limit
PROGRAM SHIFT
F2.8
1/60
5
• If the exposure is not adequate when
pressing the shutter button halfway, the
shutter speed turns red.
• When 10 or more seconds have passed
after the Program shift becomes effective,
the status to activate the Program shift is
canceled and returned to the Program AE
mode. However, the setting on the
Program shift is memorized.
• Program shift is canceled when turning
the camera off.
• The Program shift may not be activated
depending on the brightness of the
subject.
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F4.0
1/30
AE LOCK
1 Aim the camera at the subject you want
the exposure to be set for.
2 Press the shutter button halfway.
3 Press the [AE LOCK] button when the
aperture value and shutter speed are
displayed.
• The AE lock icon A appears on the
screen.
Recording pictures (basic)
• The exposure is set, even if the brightness
of the subject changes.
• Press the [AE LOCK] button when the
aperture value and shutter speed are
displayed.
• Press the [AE LOCK] button once more to
cancel the AE lock.
• Program shift can be set even when AE is
locked.
• The [AE LOCK] button cannot be used
with manual exposure, motion picture
mode [
], scene mode or auto mode.
• The AE Lock function cannot be used if
you do not press the shutter button
halfway before pressing the [AE LOCK]
button.
∫ Exposure
• If you press the shutter button halfway
when the exposure is not adequate, the
indication of the aperture value and the
shutter speed turns red. (However, the
aperture value and the shutter speed do
not turn red when the flash is activated.)
• The brightness of the screen may differ
from that of recorded pictures. In
particular, when taking pictures in dark
places with slow shutter speed, the
subject looks dark on the screen, but the
actual picture is bright.
• When most of the subjects in the screen
are bright (e.g. blue sky on a clear day,
snowy field, etc.), the recorded pictures
may become dark. In this case,
compensate the exposure value on the
camera. (P54)
• When you press the shutter button, the
LCD monitor may become bright or dark
for a moment. This function allows easy
adjustment of focus and the recorded
picture will not be affected.
• We recommend making sure the clock is
set properly before taking pictures. (P20)
• When the time for power save is set (P23),
the camera is automatically turned off if
you do not operate within the set time.
When operating the camera again, press
the shutter button halfway or turn the
camera off and on.
• In some cases, if the distance between
the camera and the subject is beyond the
recordable range when you use the
camera, the picture may not be properly
focused even if the focus indication is lit.
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Taking Pictures in Auto Mode
• Select [AF] or [AF MACRO] with the focus
switch.
The settings for those functions which are
easy to make mistakes with are fixed at the
time of purchase allowing pictures to be
taken with fewer mistakes.
∫ Auto Mode Settings
In auto mode the following items are fixed
at the time of purchase to prevent mistakes
being made when using the camera.
[W.BALANCE]
[AUTO]
P82
[SENSITIVITY] [AUTO]
P84
[AUDIO REC.]
[OFF]
P87
[METERING
MODE]
[
P87
[AF MODE]
[
]
P88
(1-area-focusing)
[CONT.AF]
[OFF]
P90
[AF ASSIST
LAMP]
[ON]
P90
[D.ZOOM]
[OFF]
P91
[PICT.ADJ.]
[STD.]
P92
[FLIP ANIM.]
Cannot be set
P92
[EXT.FLASH]
[PRESET]
P97
] (Multiple)
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AF
AF
MACRO
MF
FOCUS
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∫ The Backlight Compensation
Backlight is a situation where light comes
from the back of subjects. The subjects
such as people become dark when pictures
are recorded in backlight. If you press 3,
[ ] (compensating backlight ON
indication) appears and the backlight
compensation function is activated. This
function compensates the backlight by
brightening the whole of the picture.
5
BACKLIGHT
5
• Even if the focus switch is set to [AF] , you
can take pictures approaching the subject
at a distance of up to 5 cm (0.16 feet) from
the lens by rotating the zoom ring upmost
to Wide the same as if [AF MACRO] was
selected.
• The settings for [ASPECT RATIO],
[PICT.SIZE], [QUALITY] and
[CONVERSION] in auto mode are applied
to other recording modes.
• You cannot use the following functions in
auto mode.
– White balance fine adjustment
– Exposure compensation
– Auto bracket
– [AUDIO REC.]
– Flash Output Adjustment
– [D.ZOOM]
– [COL.EFFECT]
– [PICT.ADJ.]
– AE Lock
BACKLIGHT
• If you press 3 while [ ] is displayed,
[ ] disappears and the backlight
compensation function is canceled.
• When you use the backlight compensation
function, we recommend using the flash.
• If you use the flash when the backlight
compensation function is activated, the
flash setting is fixed to Forced ON
[
].
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Checking the Recorded Picture (Review)
• When you change the magnification or
the position to be displayed, the zoom
position indication A appears for about
1 second to check the enlarged area.
SCN1 SCN2
1 Press 4 [REV].
∫ Recorded pictures can be deleted
during the review (Quick Deletion)
REVIEW1X
DELETE SINGLE
DELETE THIS PICTURE?
EXIT
4X
NO
YES
DELETE
SELECT
SET
• The last recorded picture appears for
about 10 seconds.
• Press the shutter button halfway or
press 4 [REV] again to cancel the
review.
• You can check other pictures by
pressing 2/1.
• When the recorded pictures are too
bright or dim, compensate the
exposure. (P54)
2 Enlarge and shift the picture.
REVIEW4X
1X
8X
•
: 1k>4k>8k
•
: 8k>4k>1k
DELETE
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MULTI/ALL
• Once deleted, pictures cannot be
recovered.
• Multi pictures or all pictures can be
deleted. Read P62 to operate them.
Recording pictures (basic)
Taking Close-up Pictures [AF MACRO]
This mode allows you to take close-up
pictures of the subject, e.g. When taking
pictures of flowers.
You can take pictures approaching the
subject at a distance up to 5 cm (0.16 feet)
from the lens by rotating the zoom ring
upmost to Wide (1k).
1 Set the focus switch to
[AF MACRO].
AF
AF
MACRO
MF
• We recommend using a tripod.
• When the subject is close to the camera,
the effective focus range (depth of field) is
significantly narrowed. Therefore, you will
have difficulty in focusing on the subject if
the distance between the camera and the
subject is changed after focusing on the
subject.
• When the camera lens is at a distance
beyond the available range from the
subject, the subject may not be focused
even if the focus indication lights.
• The available flash range is about 30 cm
(0.98 feet) to 7 m (23.0 feet) (Wide). (This
is applied when you set the ISO sensitivity
to [AUTO].)
FOCUS
∫ Focus range
2 m (6.56 feet)
T
30 cm (0.98 feet)
W
2 m (6.56 feet)
[AF MACRO] T
5 cm (0.16 feet)
W
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Taking Pictures with Manual Focus
SCN1 SCN2
Use this function when you want to fix the
focus or when the distance between the
lens and the subject is determined and you
do not want to activate the auto focus.
2 Slide the focus switch to [MF] and
rotate the focus ring A to focus
on the subject.
1 Select [MF ASSIST] from the
[SETUP] menu and set it to [MF1]
or [MF2].
SETUP
MONITOR
AUTO REVIEW
PLAY ON LCD
POWER SAVE
MF ASSIST
SELECT
SET
1/4
n0
1SEC.
OFF
OFF
AF
AF
MACRO
MF
FOCUS
MF1
MF2
MENU
EXIT
MENU
3 The MF assistance appears on
the center of the screen.
• Close the menu by pressing the shutter
button halfway or the [MENU] button
after finishing the setting.
• When you stop rotating the focus ring,
the MF assistance disappears about
2 seconds after.
• You can also set [MF ASSIST] to [OFF]
on the [SETUP] menu.
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∫ MF ASSIST
When you rotate the focus ring while
setting [MF ASSIST] to [MF1] or [MF2], the
MF assistance is activated and the screen
is enlarged. It allows you to focus on the
subject more easily.
• [MF1]: The center of the screen is
enlarged. You can adjust the focus
while determining composition of
the whole of the screen.
• [MF2]: The whole of the screen is
enlarged. It is convenient for
adjusting the focus in Wide.
• [OFF]: The screen is not enlarged.
• The MF assistance disappears in the
following conditions.
– When about 2 seconds have passed
after you stop rotating the focus ring
– When pressing the shutter button
halfway
∫ Technique for Manual focus
1 Rotate the focus ring slowly.
2 Rotate it little more.
3 Finely focus on the subject with rotating
the focus ring reversely.
∫ One shot AF
You can focus on the subject with auto
focus by selecting [MF] with the focus
switch and then sliding down the [FOCUS]
button.
This is convenient for prefocus.
AF
AF
MACRO
MF
FOCUS
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∫ Prefocus
This is a technique to focus on the point to
take pictures in advance when it is difficult
to focus on the subject with auto focus due
to its quick motion. [e.g. [PANNING] (P80)
in scene mode]
This function is suitable when the distance
between the camera and the subject is
certain.
∫ Changing the zoom area
The magnified area can be changed while
the screen is expanded using MF Assist.
This is convenient when you want to
change the focus position to take pictures.
1 Rotate the Focus ring.
2 Press 3/4/2/1 to change the
expanded area.
• The expansion is canceled after
approximately 2 seconds.
• The following will return the AF area to the
original position.
– Changing the Focus switch to [AF] or
[AF MACRO].
– Changing the picture size or aspect.
– Turning the camera off.
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• You can also record with manual focus in
motion picture mode [
]. However the
screen is not expanded while recording
the motion picture.
• When you focus on the subject in Wide,
the focus may not be adequate in Tele. In
this case, focus on the subject again.
• When setting the manual focus, you
cannot set the continuous AF (P90).
• If you rotate the focus ring or zoom
ring while recording motion pictures,
recording pictures with audio or
adding audio to recorded pictures, a
grinding noise may be recorded.
Recording pictures (basic)
Taking Pictures using the Built-in Flash
SCN1 SCN2
When you set the flash, you can take
pictures using the built-in flash according to
the recording condition.
OPEN
• The flash is activated twice. The first
flash is activated only for a preparation
of actual recording. The subject should
not move until the second flash is
finished.
• Use this when you take pictures of
people in low lighting conditions.
: Forced ON
The flash is activated every time regardless
of the recording condition.
• Use this when your subject is back-lit
or under fluorescent light.
A To open the flash
Slide the [ OPEN] lever.
B To close the flash
Press the flash until it clicks.
• Be sure to close the flash when not in use.
• The flash setting is fixed to Forced OFF
[
] while the flash is closed.
∫ Switching to the appropriate flash
setting
For the selectable flash settings, refer to
“Available flash settings by recording
mode” on P50.
: AUTO
The flash is automatically activated
according to the recording condition.
: Forced ON/Red-eye reduction
• The flash setting is set to Forced ON/
Red-eye reduction only when you set
to [CANDLE LIGHT] (P76) and [PARTY]
(P77) in scene mode.
: Slow sync./Red-eye reduction
When you take a picture with a dark
background landscape, this feature makes
the shutter speed slow when the flash is
activated, so that the dark background
landscape will become bright.
Simultaneously it reduces the red-eye
phenomenon.
• Use this when you take pictures of
people in front of a dark background.
: Forced OFF
The flash is not activated in any recording
condition.
• Use this when you take pictures in
places where the use of the flash is not
permitted.
: AUTO/Red-eye reduction
The flash is automatically activated
according to the recording condition.
It reduces the red-eye phenomenon (eyes
of the subject appear red in the picture) by
triggering the flash before actually
recording the picture. After that, the flash is
activated for actual recording again.
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∫ Available flash settings by recording mode
The available flash settings depend on the recording mode.
(±: Available, —: Not available)
¢Not available in backlight compensation
∫ The available flash range to take pictures
ISO sensitivity
Available flash control range
Wide
Tele
AUTO
30 cm (0.98 feet) to 7.0 m
(23.0 feet)
30 cm (0.98 feet) to 5.3 m
(17.4 feet)
ISO80
30 cm (0.98 feet) to 3.2 m
(10.5 feet)
30 cm (0.98 feet) to 2.4 m
(7.87 feet)
ISO100
30 cm (0.98 feet) to 3.5 m
(11.5 feet)
30 cm (0.98 feet) to 2.6 m
(8.53 feet)
ISO200
40 cm (1.31 feet) to 5.0 m
(16.4 feet)
40 cm (1.31 feet) to 3.8 m
(12.5 feet)
ISO400
60 cm (1.97 feet) to 7.0 m
(23.0 feet)
60 cm (1.97 feet) to 5.3 m
(17.4 feet)
• The available flash range is an approximation.
• Refer to P38 for the focus range.
• Refer to P84 for the ISO sensitivity.
• If the ISO sensitivity is set to [AUTO], it is automatically adjusted from [ISO80] to
[ISO400] when you use the flash.
• To avoid picture noise, we recommend setting [NOISE REDUCTION] in [PICT.ADJ.] to
[HIGH] or setting the items except [NOISE REDUCTION] to [LOW] to take pictures. (P92)
• In motion picture mode [
] and [SCENERY] (P73), [NIGHT SCENERY] (P74),
[FIREWORKS] (P77) or [STARRY SKY] (P79) in scene mode, the flash setting is fixed to
Forced OFF [
] even if the flash is opened.
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∫ Shutter speed for each flash setting
Flash setting
Shutter speed (Sec)
: AUTO
1/30 to 1/2000
: AUTO/Red-eye reduction
1/30 to 1/2000
: Forced ON
: Forced ON/Red-eye reduction
1/30 to 1/2000
: Slow sync./Red-eye reduction
1 to 1/2000
1/4 to 1/2000
(In auto mode)
: Forced OFF
1 to 1/2000
(In program AE mode)
• Refer to P68 for the Aperture-priority AE, Shutter-priority AE or Manual exposure mode.
• There may be differences in the above shutter speeds in scene mode.
– [NIGHT SCENERY] mode: 8 to 1/2000th
– [BABY] mode (when using the flash): 1/30th to 1/2000th
– [STARRY SKY] mode: 15 seconds, 30 seconds, 60 seconds
∫ Adjusting flash output
Adjust the flash output when the subject is
small or reflection ratio is extremely high or
low.
1 Press 3 (
) several times until
[
FLASH] appears and then set
the flash output.
• In motion picture mode [
], auto
mode [
] and [SCENERY] (P73),
[NIGHT SCENERY] (P74),
[FIREWORKS] (P77) or [STARRY SKY]
(P79) in scene mode, you cannot adjust
the flash output.
FLASH
SELECT
EXIT
• You can adjust this from j2 EV to
i2 EV in steps of 1/3 EV.
• The flash output setting is memorized
even if the camera is turned off.
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Recording pictures (basic)
• Do not stare at the photo flash from
close proximity.
• Do not bring the flash too close to
objects or close the flash while it is
activated. The objects may be
discolored by its heat or lighting.
• Do not cover the photo flash with your
fingers or any other items.
• The flash icon turns red when activating
the flash and pressing the shutter button
halfway.
• When you take a picture beyond the flash
control range, the exposure may not be
adjusted properly and the picture may
become bright or dark.
• When you repeat taking a picture,
recording may be disabled even if the
flash is activated. Take a picture after the
access indication disappears.
• When the jitter alert appears, we
recommend using the flash.
• When you set to burst mode or auto
bracket, only 1 picture is recorded for
every flash activated.
• When the flash is being charged, the flash
icon blinks red, and you cannot take a
picture even when you press the shutter
button fully.
• When taking a picture with the flash,
we recommend removing the lens
hood. In some cases it may not allow
the scene to be illuminated properly.
• Do not close the flash soon after the flash
is activated prior to taking pictures due to
AUTO/Red-eye reduction etc. It causes a
malfunction.
• When taking a picture with the flash, the
white balance will be automatically
adjusted [except for [
] (Daylight) and
[
] (Flash)], but the white balance may
not be properly adjusted if the flash level
is insufficient.
• When the shutter speed is fast, the flash
effect may not be sufficient.
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• Refer to P97 for information about extra
flashes.
• When using a conversion lens, the built-in
flash setting is fixed to Forced OFF [
].
Recording pictures (basic)
Taking Pictures with the Self-timer
SCN1 SCN2
1 Select the self-timer mode.
5
: Self-timer set to 10 seconds
;
: Self-timer set to 2 seconds
;
No display: canceled
2 Take the picture.
5
CANCEL MENU
• The self-timer indicator
C blinks and the
shutter is activated
after 10 seconds (or
2 seconds).
• If you press the [MENU] button when
the self-timer is set, the self-timer
setting is canceled.
• When using a tripod or in other cases,
setting the self-timer to 2 seconds is a
convenient way to avoid the jitter caused
by pressing the shutter button.
• When you press the shutter button fully
with one stroke, the subject is
automatically focused just before the
recording. In dark places, the self-timer
indicator blinks and then it may turn on
brightly to work as the AF assist lamp
(P90) for focusing on the subject.
• When you set the self-timer in the burst
mode, the camera starts taking a picture 2
or 10 seconds after the shutter button is
pressed. The number of pictures taken at
a time is fixed to 3.
• We recommend using a tripod when
recording with the self-timer.
(When you use a tripod, make sure the
tripod is stable with the camera attached
to it.)
• A: Press the shutter button halfway to
focus.
• B: Press the shutter button fully to take
the picture.
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Compensating the Exposure
SCN1 SCN2
Use this function when you cannot achieve
appropriate exposure due to the difference
of brightness between the subject and the
background. Check the following for
examples.
1 Press 3 ( ) several times until
[
EXPOSURE] appears and
then compensate the exposure.
EXPOSURE
Under exposed
SELECT
Compensate the exposure toward positive.
Properly exposed
Over exposed
Compensate the exposure toward negative.
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EXIT
• You can compensate from j2 EV to
i2 EV in steps of 1/3 EV.
• EV is an abbreviation for Exposure Value,
and it is the amount of light given to the
CCD by the aperture value and the shutter
speed.
• The compensation range of the exposure
will be limited depending on the
brightness of the subject.
• The exposure compensation value
appears on the lower left of the screen.
• The set exposure value is memorized
even if the camera is turned off.
• Exposure cannot be compensated when
using [STARRY SKY] (P79) in scene
mode.
Recording pictures (basic)
Taking Pictures using Auto Bracket
SCN1 SCN2
In this mode, 3 pictures are automatically
recorded by each press of the shutter
button according to the compensation
range of the exposure.
You can select the desired exposure
among the 3 types of pictures.
1 Press 3 ( ) several times until
[
AUTO BRACKET] appears
and then set the compensation
range of the exposure.
AUTO BRACKET
SELECT
EXIT
• You can select the exposure from
j1 EV to i1 EV in steps of 1/3 EV.
• When you do not use auto bracket,
select [OFF].
• When setting the auto bracket, the auto
bracket icon appears on the lower left of
the screen.
• If the remaining number of recordable
pictures is 2 or less, you cannot take
pictures by setting auto bracket.
• When taking pictures using auto bracket
after the exposure compensation, the
pictures are based on the compensated
exposure.
When the exposure is compensated, the
compensated exposure value appears on
the lower left of the screen.
• When the flash is activated or [STARRY
SKY] (P79) in scene mode is selected,
you can take only 1 picture.
• When the auto bracket is activated,
[AUDIO REC.] cannot be used.
• When setting the quality to [TIFF] or
[RAW], you cannot take pictures with the
auto bracket.
• When setting auto bracket and the burst
mode simultaneously, auto bracket will be
performed.
• The exposure may not be compensated
with auto bracket depending on the
brightness of the subject.
• When setting the auto bracket, the auto
review function is activated regardless of
the setting on the auto review function.
(The picture is not enlarged.) Moreover,
the settings for the auto review function on
the [SETUP] menu are disabled.
• The auto bracket setting is not canceled
after turning the camera off.
• In shutter-priority AE and manual
exposure, if the shutter speed is set to
more than 1 second auto bracket is
disabled.
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Recording pictures (basic)
Optical Image Stabilizer
SCN1 SCN2
This mode recognizes and compensates
jitter. You can reduce blurring caused by
jitter especially when you take pictures with
the optical zoom set to Tele or when you
take pictures indoors where the shutter
speed is slowed down.
1 Press the optical image stabilizer
button A until [STABILIZER]
appears and then select the
stabilizer function mode.
STABILIZER
OFF
MODE1
MODE2
SELECT
DEMO. MENU SET
MODE1 The stabilizer operates
(
) continuously and can assist
during photo composition.
MODE2 The stabilizer function is in
(
) standby and activates at the
moment the shutter captures the
image. This mode offers a
greater degree of stabilization.
OFF
(
When image stabilization is not
) needed or when using the
camera with a tripod.
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∫ Demonstration of the optical image
stabilizer (Demonstration Mode)
When you press the [MENU] button, the
demonstration appears. After the
demonstration ends, the screen returns to
the stabilizer function mode selection
menu. If you want to exit the demonstration
halfway through, press the [MENU] button
again.
While the demonstration is displayed, you
cannot take pictures.
While the demonstration is displayed, set
the optical zoom to Wide (1k).
• The stabilizer function may not work
sufficiently in the following cases.
– When too much jitter occurs.
– When using the digital zoom.
– When taking pictures while following
subjects in motion.
– When the shutter speed is extremely
slow due to dark conditions or other
reasons.
Be careful of jittering when pressing the
shutter button.
• In [STARRY SKY] (P79) in scene mode,
the stabilizer function is fixed to [OFF] and
the stabilizer function menu does not
appear.
• In motion picture mode [
] and
[PANNING] (P80) in scene mode,
[MODE2] cannot be selected.
Recording pictures (basic)
Taking Pictures using Burst Mode
∫ Number of pictures recorded in burst
mode
SCN1 SCN2
1 Select the burst mode.
Burst speed
(pictures/
second)
5
Number of recordable
pictures (pictures)
3¢2
max. 5
max. 9
2¢2
max. 5
max. 9
approx. 2
Depends on remaining
capacity of the card
¢2 The burst speed is constant regardless
of the transfer speed of the card.
• When the shutter speed is higher than
1/60 and the flash is not activated.
: High speed
;
: Low speed
;
: Unlimited¢1
;
No display: canceled
¢1 Depending on the memory size,
battery power, picture size and
quality (compression)
• Hold down the shutter button fully to
activate the burst mode.
• When the burst mode setting is set to
Unlimited
– You can take pictures until the capacity
of the card becomes full.
– Depending on the transfer speed of the
card, the burst speed may become
slower halfway.
• The focus is fixed at taking the first
picture.
• When using the self-timer or an extra flash
with burst mode, the number of recordable
pictures is fixed at 3.
• When the burst mode is activated, [AUDIO
REC.] cannot be used.
• When the flash is activated or [STARRY
SKY] (P79) in scene mode is selected,
you can take only 1 picture.
• When setting auto bracket and the burst
mode simultaneously, auto bracket will be
performed.
• You cannot take pictures in burst mode
when the quality is set to [TIFF] or [RAW].
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• The ways to control the exposure and the
white balance vary depending on the burst
mode setting. When the burst speed is set
to [
], they are fixed to the values set
for the first picture. When the burst speed
is set to [
] or [
], they are adjusted
each time you take a picture.
• When setting the burst mode, the auto
review function is activated regardless of
the setting on the auto review function.
(The picture is not enlarged.) Moreover,
the settings for the auto review function on
the [SETUP] menu are disabled.
• Burst mode is not canceled when the
camera is switched off.
• Burst mode will not perform as described
if a MultiMediaCard is used in place of an
SD Memory Card. The reading/writing
speed of a MultiMediaCard is slower than
that of an SD Memory Card.
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Playback (basic)
Playback (basic)
Playing Back Pictures
1 Select the picture.
100 _ 0001
1/5
• If you release 2/1 and press them again,
the files will be forwarded/rewound one by
one.
• In review playback in the recording mode
or multi playback, the picture can only be
forwarded or rewound one by one.
• When you forward or rewind a large
number of pictures, release 2/1 once
before reaching the picture to be played
back, then press 2/1 to forward/rewind
pictures little by little.
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• 2/
:
Play back the previous
picture.
• 1/
: Play back the next picture.
• The last recorded picture will be played
back first.
• When [ROTATE DISP.] (P104) is set to
[ON], pictures recorded by holding the
camera vertically are played back
vertically.
∫ Fast forwarding/Fast rewinding
When you keep pressing 2/1 during
playback, the file number and the page
number are updated. If you release 2/1
when the number of the desired picture
appears, you can play back the picture.
1: Fast forward
2: Fast rewind
• You can also select the previous or next
picture with the rear dial.
• This camera is based on the DCF
standard (Design rule for Camera File
system) which was established by the
Japan Electronics and Information
Technology Industries Association
(JEITA).
• When changing the folder name or file
name on a PC, the pictures will not be
played back.
• The file format that can be played back
with the camera is JPEG. (Even JPEG
pictures cannot be played back in some
cases.)
• When playing back pictures that have
been recorded with other equipment, the
picture quality may deteriorate or the
pictures may not play back.
• When playing back a non-standard file,
the folder/file number is indicated by [—]
and the screen may turn black.
• An interference fringe may appear on the
screen depending on the subject. This is
called moire. This is not a malfunction.
• When you keep pressing 2/1, the
number of files forwarded/rewound at a
time is increased.
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Multi Playback (9 screens, 16 screens, and 25 screens)
1 Rotate the front dial to the left to
display multiple pictures.
(Screen when 9 screens are displayed)
a motion picture, [
] in [BABY] in
scene mode, age in months, age in
years etc. are displayed.
∫ Examples of 16 screens and
25 screens
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CANCEL MENU
CANCEL MENU
•
: 1 screen>9 screens>
16 screens>25 screens
• After switching to multi screen, rotate
the front dial further to display
16 screens then 25 screens. Rotate the
front dial to the right to return to the
previous screen.
• When you switch to multi screen, the
scroll bar A appears. From all the
recorded pictures, the location of the
displayed picture can be confirmed.
2 Select the pictures.
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• The selected picture’s recording date
and number, the total number of
recorded pictures, [ ] a favorite, [
]
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1/30
CANCEL MENU
B: 16 screens
C: 25 screens
∫ To return to the normal playback
Rotate the front dial towards the right or
press the [MENU] button.
• The picture framed in orange appears.
∫ To delete a picture during a multi
playback
Press the [ ] button.
When the confirmation screen appears,
press 4 to select [YES], and press 1.
(P62)
• Pictures will not be displayed in the
rotated direction even if [ROTATE DISP.] is
set to [ON] (P104).
• You can switch whether you turn the
indications on the LCD monitor on or off
by pressing the [DISPLAY] button.
Playback (basic)
Using the Playback Zoom
1 Rotate the front dial towards the
right to enlarge the picture.
2X
4X
CANCEL
DELETE
• When you rotate the front dial towards the
left after the picture is enlarged, the
magnification becomes lower. When you
rotate the front dial towards the right, the
magnification becomes higher.
• When you change the magnification, the
zoom position indication A appears for
about 1 second to check the position of
the section enlarged.
• When you press the [MENU] button, the
magnification reverts to 1k.
• When you move the position to be
displayed, the zoom position indication
is displayed for about 1 second.
∫ To delete a picture during playback
zoom
Press the [ ] button.
When the confirmation screen appears,
press 4 to select [YES], and press 1.
(P62)
• The more the picture is enlarged, the
more its quality deteriorates.
• The playback zoom may not operate if
pictures have been recorded with other
equipment.
• Even if the indications on the screen are
turned off in normal playback mode (P26),
the magnification and enabled operations
appear on the screen when the playback
zoom is activated. You can switch whether
you turn the indications on the LCD
monitor on or off by pressing the
[DISPLAY] button. When you set the
magnification to 1k, the indications on the
LCD monitor are displayed as in normal
playback mode.
2 Shift the picture.
2X
4X
CANCEL
DELETE
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Deleting Pictures
∫ To delete [MULTI DELETE]/
[ALL DELETE]
∫ To delete a single picture
1 Select the picture to be deleted.
1 Select [MULTI DELETE] or
[ALL DELETE].
MULTI/ALL DELETE
100 _ 0001
1/25
MULTI DELETE
ALL DELETE
SELECT
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CANCEL
2 times
• 2: Play back the previous picture.
• 1: Play back the next picture.
2 Delete the picture.
DELETE SINGLE
DELETE THIS PICTURE?
NO
YES
SELECT
SET
MULTI/ALL
• While deleting the picture, [
on the screen.
] appears
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• If you selected [MULTI DELETE], do
steps 2 and 3. (P63).
• If you selected [ALL DELETE], do step
3. (P63).
Playback (basic)
2 Select the pictures to be deleted.
(Only when selecting
[MULTI DELETE])
MULTI DELETE
7
8
9
10
11
12
SELECT
MARK/UNMARK
DELETE
EXIT MENU
• Repeat the above procedure.
• The selected pictures appear with [ ].
When 4 is pressed again, the setting is
canceled.
• After selecting pictures, press [ ] to
delete.
• The icon [
] blinks red if the selected
picture is protected and cannot be
deleted. Cancel the protect setting
(P108), then delete the picture.
3 Delete the pictures.
• When [FAVORITE] (P103) is set to [ON],
[ALL DELETE EXCEPT ] appears in the
[MULTI/ALL DELETE] screen. All the
pictures not set as favorites can be
deleted if you select [ALL DELETE
EXCEPT ] and use the same steps as
[ALL DELETE]. However, if none of the
pictures have [ ] displayed, you cannot
select [ALL DELETE EXCEPT ] even if
[FAVORITE] is set to [ON].
• Once deleted, pictures cannot be
recovered. Please double-check before
deleting pictures.
• Do not turn off the camera while deleting.
• When you delete pictures, use a battery
with sufficient battery power (P13) or use
the AC adaptor (DMW-CAC1; optional).
• It is possible to delete up to 50 pictures at
once using [MULTI DELETE].
• The more pictures these are the longer it
will take to delete.
• Pictures that are protected [
] (P108) or
do not conform to the DCF standard (P59)
will not be deleted even if [ALL DELETE]
or [ALL DELETE EXCEPT ] are
selected.
(Screen when selecting
[MULTI DELETE])
MULTI DELETE
DELETE THE PICTURES
YOU MARKED?
NO
YES
SELECT
SET
• When using [ALL DELETE], [DELETE
ALL PICTURES?] is displayed.
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Recording pictures (advanced)
Recording pictures (advanced)
Using the Mode Dial
Aperture-priority AE
When you want the background to be in
sharp focus, set the aperture value to a
higher number. The higher the aperture
value is the smaller the aperture opening
will be. For a soft focus background, set the
aperture value to a lower number which
corresponds to a larger aperture opening.
1 Set the aperture value and take
the picture.
ISO100
5
F2.8
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• Refer to P68 for the available range of the
aperture value and the shutter speed.
• If the subject is too bright, set to a larger
aperture value, if too dim, set to a smaller
aperture value.
• The brightness of the screen may differ
from that of the actual pictures. Check it
using review function or setting to the
playback mode.
• The ISO sensitivity cannot be set to
[AUTO]. (P84) (When the recording mode
is switched to Aperture-priority AE, the
ISO sensitivity is automatically set to
[ISO100] even though it was set to [AUTO]
beforehand. You can also change ISO
setting from [ISO80], [ISO200] or
[ISO400] on the menu.)
• When the exposure is not adequate, the
aperture value and the shutter speed on
the screen turn red.
Recording pictures (advanced)
Shutter-priority AE
When you want to take a sharp picture of a
fast moving subject, set with a faster
shutter speed. When you want to create a
trail effect, set to a slower shutter speed.
1 Set the shutter speed and take
the picture.
5
1/30
• Refer to P68 for the available range of the
aperture value and the shutter speed.
• The brightness of the screen may differ
from that of the actual pictures. Check it
using review function or setting to the
playback mode.
• You cannot set the following items in
Shutter-priority AE.
– Slow sync./Red-eye reduction [
]
(P49)
– [AUTO] in ISO sensitivity (P84) (When
the recording mode is switched to
Shutter-priority AE, the ISO sensitivity is
automatically set to [ISO100] even
though it was set to [AUTO] beforehand.
You can also change ISO setting from
[ISO80], [ISO200] or [ISO400] on the
menu.)
• When the exposure is not adequate, the
aperture value and the shutter speed on
the screen turn red.
• When the shutter speed is slow, we
recommend using a tripod.
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3 Take the picture.
Manual exposure
Decide on an exposure by setting the
aperture value and the shutter speed
manually.
1 Set the aperture value and the
shutter speed.
F5.6
1/125
5
∫ Manual Exposure Assistance
F2.8
•
: Aperture value
•
: Shutter speed
1/30
The exposure is
adequate.
Set to faster shutter
speed or larger aperture
value.
2 Press the shutter button halfway.
Set to slower shutter
speed or smaller
aperture value.
• The manual exposure assistance is an
approximation. We recommend taking
pictures and then checking them using the
review function.
F4.0
1/125
• Indication for the condition of exposure
A (manual exposure assistance)
appears for about 10 seconds.
• When the exposure is not adequate, set
the aperture value and the shutter
speed again.
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Recording pictures (advanced)
• Refer to P68 for the available range of the
aperture value and the shutter speed.
• The brightness of the screen may differ
from that of the actual pictures. Check it
using review function or setting to the
playback mode.
• If the exposure is not adequate, the
aperture value and the shutter speed turn
red when pressing the shutter button
halfway.
• You cannot set the following items in
manual exposure.
– Slow sync./Red-eye reduction [
]
(P49)
– [AUTO] in ISO sensitivity (P84) (When
the recording mode is switched to
Manual exposure, the ISO sensitivity is
automatically set to [ISO100] even
though it was set to [AUTO] beforehand.
You can also change ISO setting from
[ISO80], [ISO200] or [ISO400] on the
menu.)
– Exposure compensation (P54)
• Please set [HIGHLIGHT] to [ON] on the
[SETUP] menu (P24) while the auto
review or review function is activated. Any
white saturated area on the picture will
appear blinking in black and white. Adjust
the aperture value or shutter speed to
compensate for a better exposure.
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∫ Aperture Value and Shutter Speed
Aperture-priority AE
Available Aperture Value
(Per 1/3 EV)
Shutter Speed (Sec)
F8.0 to F11.0
8 to 1/2000
F7.1
F6.3
F5.6
8 to 1/1600
F5.0
F4.5
F4.0
8 to 1/1300
F3.6
F3.2
F2.8
8 to 1/1000
Shutter-priority AE
Available Shutter Speed (Sec)
(Per 1/3 EV)
8
6
5
4
3.2
2.5
2
1.6
1.3
1
1/1.3
1/1.6
1/2
1/2.5
1/3.2
1/4
1/5
1/6
1/8
1/10
1/13
1/15
1/20
1/25
1/30
1/40
1/50
1/60
1/80
1/100
1/125
1/160
1/200
1/250
1/320
1/400
1/500
1/640
1/800
1/1000
Aperture Value
F2.8 to F11.0
1/1300
F4.0 to F11.0
1/1600
F5.6 to F11.0
1/2000
F8.0 to F11.0
Manual exposure
Available Aperture Value
(Per 1/3 EV)
Available Shutter Speed (Sec)
(Per 1/3 EV)
F2.8 to F3.6
60 to 1/1000
F4.0 to F5.0
60 to 1/1300
F5.6 to F7.1
60 to 1/1600
F8.0 to F11.0
60 to 1/2000
• The aperture values in the table above are the values when the zoom ring is rotated to
Wide at maximum.
• Some of the aperture values cannot be selected depending on the zoom magnification.
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2 Press the shutter button halfway.
Motion picture mode
This mode allows you to record motion
pictures with audio.
1 Select [PICT.MODE].
REC
1/
2
W.BALANCE
PICT.MODE
METERING MODE
AF MODE
CONT.AF
SELECT
SET
AUTO
• When the subject is focused, the focus
indication A lights.
3 Press the shutter button fully to
start the recording.
EXIT MENU
MENU
12S
• Close the menu by pressing the shutter
button halfway or the [MENU] button
after finishing the setting.
Picture size
30fpsVGA
10fpsVGA
30fpsQVGA
10fpsQVGA
640k480 pixels
320k240 pixels
fps
(frame/
second)
30
10
30
10
• You can record smoother motion
pictures with [30fpsVGA] and
[30fpsQVGA].
• You can record motion pictures for
longer periods with [10fpsVGA] and
[10fpsQVGA] although the picture
quality is lower.
• Since the file size of [10fpsQVGA] is
small, it is suitable for e-mails.
• fps (frame per second); This refers to
the number of frames used in 1 second.
• The remaining recording time B
(approx.) is displayed.
• The audio recording starts
simultaneously from the built-in
microphone of the camera.
• By pressing the shutter button fully
again, the recording stops.
• If the card becomes full during
recording, the camera stops
automatically.
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Recording pictures (advanced)
∫ Available recording time (seconds)
SD Memory
Card
Picture quality setting
30fps 10fps 30fps 10fps
VGA VGA QVGA QVGA
16 MB
5
25
25
82
32 MB
16
58
58
175
360
64 MB
38
120
120
128 MB
82
250
250
740
256 MB
160
490
490
1440
512 MB
320
980
980
2870
1 GB
660
1970
1970
5700
2 GB
1350
4020
4020 11700
• The recordable time is an approximation.
(It varies depending on the recording
condition and the types of SD memory
Card.)
• The recording time changes with subjects.
• The available recording time displayed on
the LCD monitor may not reduce regularly.
• This unit does not support
MultiMediaCard for recording motion
pictures.
• The motion pictures cannot be recorded
without audio.
• The settings for auto focus and the
aperture value are fixed to what they are
when recording starts (in the first frame).
• Depending on the type of card, the card
access indication appears for a while after
recording motion pictures. However, this is
not a malfunction.
• When you set the picture quality to
[30fpsVGA], we recommend using a high
speed SD Memory Card with “10 MB/s” or
greater displayed on the package.
• Depending on the number of pictures,
type of card and number of pictures
deleted, recording may stop in the
middle when you are recording. If
something like this happens, clean-up
may be effective. We recommend you
clean up the card using the camera in
advance. (P114)
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• We recommend using Panasonic’s SD
Memory Card. (Use only the genuine
SD card with SD Logo.)
• When motion pictures recorded with the
camera are played back on other
equipment, the quality of pictures and
sounds may be deteriorated or it may not
be possible to play them back.
• Motion pictures recorded with setting to
[30fpsVGA], [30fpsQVGA] or [10fpsVGA]
on this camera cannot be played back on
equipment which does not support these
settings.
• In motion picture mode [
], you cannot
use the direction detection function and
the review function.
• You cannot set [MODE2] on the optical
image stabilizer function.
• If you rotate the focus ring or zoom
ring while recording motion pictures, a
grinding noise may be recorded.
• Please note that the bundled software
includes QuickTime to play back motion
picture files created with the camera on
the PC.
Recording pictures (advanced)
: [PORTRAIT] (P72)
[SCENE MODE] menu
: [SPORTS] (P72)
SCN1 SCN2
Press the [MENU] button to display the
[SCENE MODE] menu. When [AUTO] is
setting for [SCENE MENU] (P24) on the
[SETUP] menu, setting the mode dial to
[
] or [
] will display to menu
automatically.
: [FOOD] (P73)
: [SCENERY] (P73)
: [NIGHT PORTRAIT] (P74)
: [NIGHT SCENERY] (P74)
: [BABY] (P75)
: [SOFT SKIN] (P76)
Menu items
: [CANDLE LIGHT] (P76)
1/5
SCENE MODE
: [PARTY] (P77)
PORTRAIT
: [FIREWORKS] (P77)
SPORTS
: [SNOW] (P78)
: [STARRY SKY] (P79)
FOOD
: [PANNING] (P80)
SELECT
SET
MENU MENU
MENU
• When you press 2, the explanations for
each scene mode are displayed. (When
you press 1, the screen returns to the
[SCENE MODE] menu.)
• Rotate the front dial to switch between
pages 1/5, 2/5, 3/5, 4/5 and 5/5.
• If you press the [MENU] button while the
[SCENE MODE] menu is displayed, you
can set the [REC] mode menu (P81) and
the [SETUP] menu (P21).
• This mode also allows you to set [SCENE
MENU] (P24) on the [SETUP] menu to
[OFF] and set the scene mode which are
frequently used to [
] and [
] on the
mode dial. It is convenient because you
can select the scene mode quickly and
minimize the operation.
• The camera automatically determines the
appropriate focus in each scene mode
and this is not affected by the focus switch
setting. (Even if the focus switch is set to
[AF MACRO], the AF MACRO icon does
not appear.) Depending on the scene, the
camera may not focus properly when you
take close-up pictures. Select the
appropriate scene for the recording
situation.
• When you take pictures with a scene
mode which is not adequate for the
purpose, the hue may differ from the
actual scene.
• When you want to change the brightness
of the picture to be recorded, compensate
the exposure (P54). (However, the
exposure cannot be compensated in
[STARRY SKY].)
• When you use a flash in scene mode, use
the built-in flash.
• The following functions cannot be set in
scene mode.
– White balance (P82)
– ISO sensitivity (P84)
– Color effect (P91)
– Picture adjustment (P92)
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Recording pictures (advanced)
[SCENE MODE] menu (Refer to P71 for information about how to select the menu.)
Portrait mode
Sports mode
Select this mode when you want to take
pictures of people.
This mode allows you to make the subject
stand out from an unfocused background
and adjust the exposure and the hue to
achieve a healthy complexion on the
subject.
This mode allows you to take pictures of a
fast moving subject. (e.g. When taking
pictures of outdoor sports.) Set the focus
switch to [AF].
5
5
∫ Technique for Portrait mode
To make this mode more effective:
1 Rotate the zoom ring to Tele as far as
possible.
2 To maximize the effect, select a
background as far as possible from the
camera, and get closer to the subject.
• This mode is only suitable for outdoors in
the daytime.
• The ISO sensitivity is fixed to [AUTO].
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∫ Technique for Sports mode
To take a sharp picture of a fast moving
subject, the shutter speed becomes faster
than usual. This mode is more effective
when taking pictures in the daytime on a
clear day.
• This mode is suitable for outdoors only in
the daytime, keeping 5 m (16.4 feet) or
more away from the subject.
• The ISO sensitivity is fixed to [AUTO].
Recording pictures (advanced)
[SCENE MODE] menu (Refer to P71 for information about how to select the menu.)
Food mode
Scenery mode
Select this mode when you want to take
pictures of food without being affected by
the ambient light, such as at restaurants.
This mode allows you to take pictures of
food in a natural hue.
This mode allows you to take a picture of a
wide landscape. The camera focuses on a
distant subject preferentially. Set the focus
switch to [AF].
5
5
• The ISO sensitivity is fixed to [AUTO].
• The focus range is 5 m (16.4 feet) to ¶.
• The flash setting is fixed to Forced OFF
[
].
• The ISO sensitivity is fixed to [AUTO].
• The setting on the AF assist lamp is
disabled.
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Recording pictures (advanced)
[SCENE MODE] menu (Refer to P71 for information about how to select the menu.)
Night portrait mode
Night scenery mode
This mode allows you to take pictures
against a night landscape. The subject can
be recorded with brightness in real life by
using the flash and slowing down the
shutter speed.
This mode allows you to take a picture of a
nightscape. The landscape can be
recorded vividly by slowing down the
shutter speed. Set the focus switch to [AF].
5
5
∫ Technique for Night portrait mode
• Use the flash. (P49)
• Since the shutter speed becomes slow,
we recommend using a tripod and the
self-timer (P53) for taking pictures.
• Keep the subject still for about 1 second
when taking a picture.
• We recommend taking pictures with zoom
set to Wide (1k) and a distance of about
1.5 m (4.92 feet) from the subject.
• The focus range is 1.2 m (3.94 feet) to
5 m (16.4 feet).
(Refer to P50 for the flash control range.)
• Be sure to close the flash when not in use.
• The shutter may be kept closed (max.
about 1 sec.) after taking a picture
because of signal conditioning, but it is not
a malfunction.
• When you take pictures in dark places,
noise may become visible.
• When the flash is set, the flash setting is
fixed to Slow sync./Red-eye reduction
[
] and the flash is always activated.
• The ISO sensitivity is fixed to [AUTO].
• The setting on the continuous AF is
disabled.
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∫ Technique for Night scenery mode
• Since the shutter speed becomes slow
(max. about 8 sec.), use a tripod. We also
recommend using the self-timer (P53) for
taking pictures.
• The focus range is 5 m (16.4 feet) to ¶.
• The shutter may be kept closed (max.
about 8 sec.) after taking a picture
because of signal conditioning, but it is not
a malfunction.
• When you take pictures in dark places,
noise may become visible.
• The flash setting is fixed to Forced OFF
[
].
• The ISO sensitivity is fixed to [ISO80].
• The settings on the AF assist lamp and
the continuous AF are disabled.
Recording pictures (advanced)
[SCENE MODE] menu (Refer to P71 for information about how to select the menu.)
Baby mode
Select this mode when you want to take
pictures of baby. Exposure and hue are
adjusted to achieve a healthy complexion
on the baby. When the flash is used, the
light is weaker than usual.
• When playing back pictures, baby’s age
can be displayed.
• The age can also be printed on each
picture by using the software [LUMIX
Simple Viewer] or
[PHOTOfunSTUDIO-viewer-] in the
CD-ROM (supplied). (For information
about printing, refer to the separate
operating instructions for connecting to a
PC.)
5
9 months 10 days
10:00 DEC. 1.2005
BABY
WITH AGE
WITHOUT AGE
BIRTHDAY SET.
SELECT
SET
MENU MENU
Age display setting
• If you want to display the age, set birthday
in advance, select [WITH AGE] and press
1.
• If you do not want to display the age,
select [WITHOUT AGE] and press 1.
Birthday setting
1 Select [BIRTHDAY SET.] and press 1.
2 When a message [PLEASE SET THE
BIRTHDAY OF THE BABY] appears,
select items (year, month and day) using
2/1, and set using 3/4.
3 Press the [MENU] button to finish the
setting.
• If you select [WITH AGE] without setting
birthday in advance, a message is
displayed. Press the [MENU] button, and
set birthday following the above steps 2
and 3.
• The ISO sensitivity is fixed to [AUTO].
• After turning on the camera in [BABY] or
switching to [BABY] from other modes, the
age and current date and time are
displayed for about 5 seconds at the
bottom of the screen.
• The age display style differs depending on
the language setting in the recording
mode.
• The date of birth is displayed as [0 month
0 day].
• If the age is not properly displayed, check
the clock and birthday settings.
• If the camera is set to [WITHOUT AGE],
the age is not recorded even the time and
birthday are set. This means that the age
cannot be displayed even if you set the
camera to [WITH AGE] after taking
pictures.
• For resetting the birthday setting, use
[RESET] in the [SETUP] menu (P24).
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Recording pictures (advanced)
[SCENE MODE] menu (Refer to P71 for information about how to select the menu.)
Soft skin mode
Candle light mode
Select this mode when you want to take a
bust image of the subject. In this mode,
camera detects a skin-color area, such as
face, to achieve a smooth appearance of
the skin.
Use this mode when you want to take
photos with a candle light atmosphere.
5
5
∫ Technique for Soft skin mode
To make this mode more effective:
1 Rotate the zoom ring to Tele as far as
possible.
2 To maximise the effect, select a
background as far as possible from the
camera, and get closer to the subject.
• This mode is only suitable for outdoors in
the daytime.
• The ISO sensitivity is fixed to [ISO80].
• If there is a color close to the skin color in
the background, that part is also
smoothened.
• This mode may not be effective in
insufficient brightness.
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∫ Technique for Candle light mode
• By making the most of the candle light,
you can take successful pictures without
using the flash.
• We recommend using a tripod and the
self-timer (P53) for taking pictures.
• The flash setting can be set to Slow sync./
Red-eye reduction [
] or Forced ON/
Red-eye reduction [
].
• The ISO sensitivity is fixed to [AUTO].
Recording pictures (advanced)
[SCENE MODE] menu (Refer to P71 for information about how to select the menu.)
Party mode
Fireworks mode
This mode allows you to take a picture
according to the atmosphere of the
situation (e.g. a wedding reception, a party
in a dark room, etc.).
Both the people and the background can
be recorded with brightness in real life by
using the flash and slowing down the
shutter speed.
This mode allows you to take beautiful
pictures of fireworks exploding in the night
sky. The shutter speed or the exposure is
automatically adjusted for taking pictures of
fireworks.
5
5
∫ Technique for Party mode
• Open the flash. (P49)
• Since the shutter speed becomes slow,
we recommend using a tripod and the
self-timer (P53) for taking pictures.
• We recommend taking pictures with zoom
set to Wide (1k) and a distance of about
1.5 m (4.92 feet) from the subject.
• The flash setting can be set to Slow sync./
Red-eye reduction [
] or Forced ON/
Red-eye reduction [
].
• The ISO sensitivity is fixed to [AUTO].
∫ Technique for Fireworks mode
We recommend following the prefocus
procedure below to ensure that you do not
miss the chance to take pictures.
1 Set the focus switch to [MF] (P46)
2 Aim the camera at an object (such as
illumination on a building), which is
roughly the same distance as the point of
fireworks.
3 Press the [FOCUS] button until the focus
indication (P37) lights.
4 Aim the camera at the direction where
the fireworks will be exploding.
5 Press the shutter button fully when
fireworks are exploding.
• When you zoom away from or towards the
subject, repeat steps 2 to 5 since the
focus position becomes misaligned.
• We recommend using a tripod.
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Recording pictures (advanced)
[SCENE MODE] menu (Refer to P71 for information about how to select the menu.)
• When the auto focus is activated, the
available recording range is 5 m
(16.4 feet) to ¶. (We recommend
following steps 1 to 5 on the previous
page to take pictures with prefocus.)
• The flash setting is fixed to Forced OFF
[
].
• The ISO sensitivity is fixed to [AUTO].
• The settings on the AF assist lamp and
the continuous AF are disabled.
Snow mode
This mode allows you to take a picture in
locations such as skiing resorts and
locations near snowy mountains. The
exposure and the white balance are
adjusted to make the white color of the
snow stand out.
5
• The ISO sensitivity is fixed to [AUTO].
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Recording pictures (advanced)
[SCENE MODE] menu (Refer to P71 for information about how to select the menu.)
Starry sky mode
This mode allows you to take beautiful
pictures of a starry sky or a dark subject
that you could not take with [NIGHT
SCENERY]. It is possible to take clear
pictures of stars in the night sky by making
the shutter speed slower. Select a shutter
speed of [15 SEC.], [30 SEC.] or [60 SEC.].
5
Setting the shutter speed
Press 3/4 to select the exposure time and
press 1.
STARRY SKY
• If you press the [MENU] button while the
picture is being taken, the picture will stop
being taken.
∫ Technique for Starry sky mode
• The shutter opens for 15, 30 or 60
seconds. Be sure to use a tripod.
Moreover, taking pictures with the
self-timer is recommended. (P53)
• The optical image stabilizer function is
fixed to [OFF].
• The setting on the continuous AF is
disabled.
• The flash setting is fixed to Forced OFF
[
].
• The ISO sensitivity is fixed to [ISO80].
• You cannot compensate the exposure or
set auto bracket, burst mode or [AUDIO
REC.]
• Histograms are always displayed in
orange. (P30)
15 SEC.
30 SEC.
60 SEC.
SELECT
SET
MENU MENU
15
CANCEL MENU
• Press the shutter button until the
countdown screen is displayed. Do not
move the camera after this screen is
displayed. When countdown finishes,
[PLEASE WAIT] is displayed for the same
length of time as the set shutter speed for
signal processing.
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Recording pictures (advanced)
[SCENE MODE] menu (Refer to P71 for information about how to select the menu.)
Panning mode
When you take a picture following the
motion of a subject which moves in a
certain direction such as a runner or a car,
the background will show some motion blur.
This special effect is called “panning”. This
mode allows you to obtain this effect easier.
5
∫ Technique for Panning mode
To achieve good pictures in panning mode,
pick a horizontal plane – and then pan as
you fire shots.
1 Move the camera smoothly while
tracking a subject in motion.
2 Press the shutter button while moving
the camera.
3 Keep moving the camera continuously.
• Be careful of the following:
– Use the Viewfinder. (P25)
– Select a subject with quick motion.
– Prefocus to the point where the subject
will arrive. (P48)
– Use this mode with burst mode. (P57)
Select the best picture from the pictures
taken.
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• In panning mode, the shutter speed
becomes slower than usual to achieve the
panning effect. As a result, jitter can easily
occur.
• Panning function does not work well in the
following situations.
– Very bright scenes such as daytime in
summer. We recommend using an ND
filter (DMW-LND55; optional). (P126)
– When the shutter speed is faster than
1/100th.
– When the subject moves slowly and the
tracking speed is too slow. (The
background cannot be recorded
dynamically.)
• You cannot set the stabilizer function
mode to [MODE2]. When [MODE1] is
selected, only vertical jitters can be
compensated in panning mode.
• The ISO sensitivity is fixed to [ISO80].
• The settings on the AF assist lamp and
the continuous AF are disabled.
Recording Menu Settings
Recording Menu Settings
Using the [REC] mode menu
: [W.BALANCE] (P82)
SCN1 SCN2
Setting the hue, picture quality adjustment,
etc. allows you to create wide variations on
taking pictures.
• Set the mode dial to the desired recording
mode.
Menu items
: [SENSITIVITY] (P84)
: [ASPECT RATIO] (P84)
: [PICT.SIZE] (P85)
: [QUALITY] (P86)
REC
1/
3
W.BALANCE
SENSITIVITY
ASPECT RATIO
PICT.SIZE
QUALITY
SELECT
SET
: [AUDIO REC.] (P87)
AUTO
: [METERING MODE] (P87)
: [AF MODE] (P88)
EXIT MENU
MENU
: [CONT.AF] (P90)
: [AF ASSIST LAMP] (P90)
: [D.ZOOM] (P91)
: [COL.EFFECT] (P91)
• Rotate the front dial to switch between
pages 1/3, 2/3 and 3/3.
• When an extra flash is attached, the
pages switch between 1/4, 2/4, 3/4 and
4/4.
• Close the menu by pressing the shutter
button halfway or the [MENU] button after
finishing the setting.
: [PICT.ADJ.] (P92)
: [FLIP ANIM.] (P92)
: [CONVERSION] (P95)
: [EXT.FLASH] (P97) (Displayed
when an extra flash is attached)
: [EX.FLASH BURST] (P99)
(Displayed when an extra flash is
attached)
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Recording Menu Settings
[REC] mode menu (Refer to P81 for the setting method.)
White Balance [W.BALANCE]
This function allows you to reproduce a
white color closer to the tone in real life on
the pictures recorded under sunlight,
halogen lighting, etc. in which the white
color may appear reddish or bluish.
AUTO
for auto setting (auto
white balance)
(Daylight)
for recording outdoors
on a bright day
(Cloudy)
for recording outdoors
on a cloudy day
(Halogen)
for recording under
halogen lighting
(Flash)
for taking a picture
with flash only
(White set 1)
for using the preset
white balance
(White set 2)
(White set) for setting the white
balance again (P83)
∫ Auto White Balance
Use of auto white balance adjustment in
inappropriate lighting conditions may result
in reddish or bluish pictures. Where the
subject is surrounded by many light
sources, auto white balance adjustment
may not operate properly.
In this case, set the white balance to a
mode except [AUTO] manually.
1 The range that is controlled by the auto
white balance adjustment mode of the
camera
2 Blue sky
3 Cloudy sky (Rain)
4 TV screen
5 Sunlight
6 White fluorescent light
7 Incandescent light bulb
8 Sunrise and sunset
9 Candlelight
2)
3)
4)
5)
1)
6)
• When setting the white balance to the
mode except [AUTO], you can finely
adjust the white balance.
7)
8)
9)
KlKelvin Color Temperature
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Recording Menu Settings
∫ Setting the White Balance manually
(White set
)
Use this mode when you want to set the
white balance manually.
1 Set to [
] (White set), select
[
WHITE SET 1] or
[
WHITE SET 2] and then press 1.
2 Aim the camera at a sheet of white paper
or a similar white object so that the frame
in the center is filled by the white object
only and then press 1.
WHITE SET
RED
SELECT
BLUE
EXIT
3 Finely adjust the white balance.
• 1 [BLUE]: Press when the hue is
reddish.
• 2 [RED]: Press when the hue is
bluish.
WHITE SET 1
WHITE SET 2
SELECT
WB ADJUST.
EXIT MENU
WHITE SET
SET
CANCEL MENU
∫ Finely Adjusting the White Balance
(White Balance Fine Adjustment
)
When you cannot acquire the desired hue
by setting the white balance, you can adjust
the white balance finely.
1 Set the white balance to [
]/[
[
]/[
]/[
]/[
]. (P82)
]/
2 Press 3 (
) several times until
[WB ADJUST.] appears.
About the white balance
• In auto mode [
], the white balance is
fixed to [AUTO].
• When taking a picture with the flash, the
white balance will be automatically
adjusted [except for [
] (Daylight) and
[
] (Flash)], but the white balance may
not be properly adjusted if the flash level
is insufficient.
About the white balance fine adjustment
• The white balance icon on the screen
turns red or blue.
• You can set the value independently for
each of the modes in white balance.
• The setting on the fine adjustment of the
white balance is reflected to the picture
when taking a picture with the flash.
• When you set the white balance using the
White set [
], the adjustment level is
set to “0”.
• When the color effect is set to any of
[COOL], [WARM], [B/W] or [SEPIA] (P91),
you cannot finely adjust the white balance.
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Recording Menu Settings
[REC] mode menu (Refer to P81 for the setting method.)
ISO Sensitivity [SENSITIVITY]
Aspect Ratio [ASPECT RATIO]
SCN1 SCN2
ISO sensitivity represents the sensitivity to
light in values. If you set the ISO sensitivity
higher, the camera becomes more suitable
for recording in dark places.
• When setting to [AUTO], the ISO
sensitivity is automatically adjusted from
[ISO80] to [ISO200] according to the
brightness. (It can be adjusted from
[ISO80] to [ISO400] when using the flash.)
ISO sensitivity
80
Use in bright
places
(e.g. outdoors)
Suitable
Not
suitable
Use in dark
places
Not
suitable
Suitable
The aspect ratio is the horizontal to vertical
ratio of a picture.
You can select from three aspect ratios
depending on a purpose.
Normal ratio.
400
Shutter speed
Slow
Fast
Noise
Less
Increased
• In auto mode [
], motion picture mode
[
] and scene mode (P71), ISO
sensitivity is fixed to [AUTO]. (In [NIGHT
SCENERY] (P74), [SOFT SKIN] (P76),
[STARRY SKY] (P79) and [PANNING]
(P80) in scene mode, it is fixed to
[ISO80].)
• You cannot select [AUTO] in
Aperture-priority AE, Shutter-priority AE
and Manual exposure mode.
• To avoid picture noises, we recommend
reducing the ISO sensitivity, setting
[NOISE REDUCTION] in [PICT.ADJ] to
[HIGH] or setting the items except [NOISE
REDUCTION] to [LOW] to take pictures.
(P92)
• Refer to P68 for the shutter speed.
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The screen becomes slight oblong
in shape. Pictures are taken using
the 3:2 aspect ratio, the same as
for 35 mm film.
The picture is horizontally long.
This is suited for landscapes and
other subjects that you prefer a
wide view. This is also suited for
playing back on wide-screen TVs
and high-definition TVs.
• The ends of the recorded pictures may be
cut at printing. Check the picture in
advance. (P135)
Recording Menu Settings
[REC] mode menu (Refer to P81 for the setting method.)
Picture Size [PICT.SIZE]
SCN1 SCN2
When you select a larger picture size [
]
(8M), you can print pictures clearly.
If a small number of pixels [
] (1M EZ) is
selected, the size of the data will be small,
so more images can be recorded. When
attaching pictures to e-mail or using them
on websites, resize the picture with
[RESIZE] (P110).
∫ When the aspect ratio is [
].
(8M)
3264k2448 pixels
(5M EZ)
2560k1920 pixels
(3M EZ)
2048k1536 pixels
(2M EZ)
1600k1200 pixels
(1M EZ)
1280k960 pixels
∫ When the aspect ratio is [
(7M)
• The number of recordable pictures
depends on the subject.
• The number of remaining pictures
displayed on the screen may not
correspond with recorded frames.
• Refer to P31 for the number of recordable
pictures.
].
3248k2160 pixels
(4.5M EZ) 2560k1712 pixels
(2.5M EZ) 2048k1360 pixels
∫ When the aspect ratio is [
].
(5.5M)
3072k1728 pixels
(2M EZ)
1920k1080 pixels
• EZ is an abbreviation for [Extended
Optical Zoom]. Selecting a picture size
with EZ displayed, allows you to magnify
the subject up to a maximum of 19.1 times
when the digital zoom is set to [OFF].
(P34)
• In the motion picture mode [
], the
picture size is fixed to 640k480 pixels
(VGA) or 320k240 pixels (QVGA).
• When a flip animation is created, the
picture size is fixed to 320k240 pixels.
• Pictures may appear like a mosaic
depending on the subject or the recording
condition.
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Recording Menu Settings
[REC] mode menu (Refer to P81 for the setting method.)
Quality [QUALITY]
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You can select 4 types of quality
(compression level) according to the usage
of the picture.
TIFF (Uncompressed):
This type is suitable when editing
and processing pictures with retouch
software.
Fine (Low compression):
This type gives priority to picture
quality. Picture quality will be high.
Standard (High compression):
This type gives priority to the
number of recordable pictures and
records standard quality pictures.
RAW RAW file:
Set this when altering the pictures
on a PC.
• When the quality is set to [RAW], the
digital zoom cannot be used.
• When the quality is set to [TIFF], a JPEG
picture with the quality equal to Standard
is created at the same time.
• When the quality is set to [RAW]
– A JPEG file is also created
simultaneously. Its quality is equal to
FINE and its size is fixed to ([
],
[
], [
]).
– When the RAW file is deleted on the
camera, the created JPEG file is also
deleted.
• Pictures may appear like a mosaic
depending on the subject or the recording
condition.
• The number of recordable pictures
depends on the subject.
• The number of remaining pictures
displayed on the screen may not
correspond with recorded frames.
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• The following functions cannot be used for
pictures recorded in [TIFF] or [RAW].
– [AUDIO DUB.]
– [RESIZE]
– [TRIMMING]
• The following functions cannot be used
when the quality is set to [TIFF] or [RAW].
– Auto bracket
– Burst mode
– [AUDIO REC.]
• Refer to P31 for the number of recordable
pictures.
• The software
[PHOTOfunSTUDIO-viewer-] or ArcSoft
[PhotoImpression] in the CD-ROM
(supplied) allows you to develop RAW files
and save them as JPEG format pictures.
• For more information about a software
application’s support for DMC-FZ30 RAW
files, refer to the company’s home page.
– Adobe Systems Inc. (Photoshop CS etc.)
http://www.adobe.com
Recording Menu Settings
[REC] mode menu (Refer to P81 for the setting method.)
Audio Recording [AUDIO REC.]
Metering Mode
[METERING MODE]
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You can take a picture with audio.
• When you set [AUDIO REC.] to [ON],
[
] appears on the screen.
• When you start recording by focusing on
the subject and pressing the shutter
button, the audio recording will be
automatically stopped in about 5 seconds.
There is no need to keep pressing the
shutter button.
• Audio is recorded from the built-in
microphone of the camera.
• If you press the [MENU] button during the
audio recording, the audio recording will
be canceled. The audio cannot be
recorded.
• You cannot record pictures with audio in
burst mode or with the auto bracket when
the quality is set to [TIFF] or [RAW] or in
[STARRY SKY] (P79) in scene mode.
• When audio is recorded with each picture,
the total number of pictures that can be
stored on each card will slightly decrease.
• If you rotate the focus ring or zoom
ring, a grinding noise may be recorded.
You can switch to the following metering
modes.
Multiple:
This is the method in which the
camera measures the most suitable
exposure by judging the allocation of
brightness on the whole screen
automatically. Usually, we
recommend using this method.
Center weighted:
This is the method used to focus on
the subject on the center of the
screen and measure the whole
screen evenly.
Spot:
This is the method to measure the
subject in the spot metering target
A.
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Recording Menu Settings
[REC] mode menu (Refer to P81 for the setting method.)
AF Mode [AF MODE]
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9-area-focusing:
The camera focuses on any of
9 focus areas. You can record a
picture in free composition without
limiting the position of the subject.
3-area-focusing (High speed):
The camera focuses on any of the
left, center and right of the screen.
1-area-focusing (High speed):
Adjust the AF area to match the
subject.
1-area-focusing:
Adjust the AF area to match the
subject
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Spot-focusing:
The camera focuses on the limited
and narrow area in the screen.
∫ High speed AF (H) mode
• When you select 3-area-focusing (High
speed) or 1-area-focusing (High speed),
the auto focus is activated in high speed
and you can focus on the subject more
quickly.
• When you press the shutter button
halfway, a picture may become still for a
moment in the condition before being
focused. However, it is not a malfunction.
If you do not want to make pictures still
during the auto focus, use the AF mode
other than 3-area-focusing (High speed)
mode and 1-area-focusing (High speed)
mode.
Recording Menu Settings
∫ Selecting the AF area
When selecting 1-area-focusing or
1-area-focusing (High speed), the AF area
can be selected as shown in the following
figure. When using spot-focusing you can
also move the spot metering target to
match the AF area.
• When using the digital zoom or when you
take pictures in dark places, the AF area
is displayed on the center of the screen
with a size wider than usual.
PROGRAM SHIFT
F5.0
1/60
FOCUS
FOCUS
FOCUS
1 Set the Focus switch to [AF] or
[AF MACRO].
2 Press the [FOCUS] button.
3 While pressing the [FOCUS] button, use
3/4/2/1 to move the AF area.
4 Release the [FOCUS] button to set.
• The following operations will return the AF
area to the previous one
– Setting the mode dial to auto mode
[
].
– Turning the camera off.
• When multiple AF areas (max. 9 areas)
light at the same time, the camera is
focusing on all the AF areas.
The focus position is not predetermined
because it is set to the position that the
camera automatically determines at the
time of focusing. If you want to determine
the focus position to take pictures, switch
the AF mode to 1-area-focusing mode or
Spot-focusing mode.
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Recording Menu Settings
[REC] mode menu (Refer to P81 for the setting method.)
Continuous AF [CONT.AF]
AF Assist Lamp
[AF ASSIST LAMP]
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This mode allows you to compose a picture
more easily by always focusing on the
subject.
When the AF mode is set to
1-area-focusing, 1-area-focusing (High
speed) or spot-focusing, the time required
for focusing when pressing the shutter
button halfway will be reduced.
• When it is set to [ON], the [
] indication
appears.
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Illuminating the subject with the AF assist
lamp allows the camera to focus on the
subject in low light conditions.
When you press the shutter
button halfway in dark
places or other situations,
an AF area wider than usual
appears and the AF assist
lamp A turns on.
ON
• The battery may be consumed faster than
usual.
• It may take time to focus on the subject
after rotating the zoom ring from Wide to
Tele or suddenly changing the subject
from a distant one to a nearby one.
• Press the shutter button halfway again
when it is difficult to focus on the subject.
• In auto mode [
], the [CONT.AF] setting
is fixed to [OFF].
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The AF assist lamp turns on under
low light conditions. In this time, the
AF assist lamp icon [
] appears
on the screen. The effective range
of the AF assist lamp is 1.5 m
(4.92 feet).
OFF The AF assist lamp does not turn
on.
Recording Menu Settings
[REC] mode menu (Refer to P81 for the setting method.)
• Be sure of the following points when the
AF assist lamp is in use.
– Do not look into the AF assist lamp.
– Detach the lens hood.
– Do not cover the AF assist lamp with
your fingers when taking a picture.
– The battery may be consumed faster
than usual when using the AF assist
lamp.
• In auto mode [
], the [AF ASSIST
LAMP] setting is fixed to [ON].
• You cannot use the AF assist lamp in
[SCENERY] (P73), [NIGHT SCENERY]
(P74), [FIREWORKS] (P77) and
[PANNING] (P80) in scene mode.
• When you do not want to use the AF
assist lamp (e.g. when you take a picture
of a subject in a dark place), set the [AF
ASSIST LAMP] to [OFF]. In this case, it
becomes difficult to focus on the subject.
• The AF area is set only to a point on the
center of the screen when the AF assist
lamp is turned on.
• A vignetting effect may appear on the
circumference of the AF assist lamp
because the AF assist lamp may be
obscured by the lens, however, this does
not cause a problem with the performance
of the camera.
Digital Zoom [D.ZOOM]
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In the [REC] menu (P81), setting [D.ZOOM]
to [2k] or [4k] allows you to magnify a
subject up to a maximum of 48 times.
(Except when using extended optical
zoom.)
Refer to P34 for details.
Color Effect [COL.EFFECT]
You can use 4 types of color effects
depending on the atmosphere of the
picture.
COOL
The picture becomes bluish.
WARM
The picture becomes reddish.
B/W
The picture becomes black and
white.
SEPIA
The picture becomes sepia.
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Recording Menu Settings
[REC] mode menu (Refer to P81 for the setting method.)
Picture Adjustment [PICT.ADJ.]
Flip Animation [FLIP ANIM.]
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Use this function according to the recording
situation and the atmosphere of the picture.
CONTRAST
HIGH Increases the
difference between the
brightness and the
darkness in the picture.
LOW Decreases the
difference between the
brightness and the
darkness in the picture.
This camera allows you to create motion
picture files up to 20 seconds long by
connecting images recorded in flip
animation mode.
Example:
When capturing images of the subject in
sequence moving the camera little by little
and aligning the images, the subject looks
as if it is moving.
SHARPNESS HIGH The picture is sharply
defined.
LOW The picture is softly
focused.
SATURATION HIGH The colors in the
picture become vivid.
LOW The colors in the
picture become natural.
NOISE
HIGH The noise reduction
REDUCTION
effect is enhanced.
The resolution of the
picture may be slightly
deteriorated.
LOW The noise reduction
effect is reduced.
You can obtain pictures
with higher resolution.
• When you take pictures in dark places,
noise may become visible. To avoid
picture noise, we recommend setting
[NOISE REDUCTION] in [PICT.ADJ.] to
[HIGH] or setting the items except [NOISE
REDUCTION] to [LOW] to take pictures.
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• You can play back created flip animations
with the same method used to play back
motion pictures. (P100)
Recording Menu Settings
1 Select [FLIP ANIM.].
REC
3 Capture images for flip animation.
3/3
D.ZOOM
COL.EFFECT
PICT.ADJ.
FLIP ANIM.
CONVERSION
SELECT
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OFF
OFF
OFF
EXIT MENU
EXIT MENU
MENU
2 Select [PICTURE CAPTURE].
FLIP ANIM.
PICTURE CAPTURE
CREATE MOTION PICTURE
DELETE STILL PICTURES
SELECT
EXIT MENU
• You can check the recorded image with
4 and the previous or following image
with 2/1.
• Delete unnecessary images with [ ]
button.
• You can record up to 100 pictures. The
number of recordable pictures
displayed is an approximation.
4 Select [CREATE MOTION
PICTURE].
FLIP ANIM.
• The picture size is 320k240 pixels.
PICTURE CAPTURE
CREATE MOTION PICTURE
DELETE STILL PICTURES
SELECT
EXIT MENU
MENU
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Recording Menu Settings
5 Select [FRAME RATE] and set the
number of frames.
CREATE MOTION PICTURE
FRAME RATE
5fps
∫ Deleting all still images used to create
flip animation
When selecting [DELETE STILL
PICTURES] in [FLIP ANIM.] menu, a
confirmation screen appears. Select [YES]
with 4 and then press 1.
10fps
CREATE MOTION PICTURE
SELECT
5fps
SET
EXIT MENU
5 frames/sec.
10fps 10 frames/sec. (The motion
pictures become smoother.)
6 Select [CREATE MOTION
PICTURE] and create a flip
animation.
CREATE MOTION PICTURE
FRAME RATE
5fps
CREATE MOTION PICTURE
SELECT
EXIT MENU
MENU
3 times
• The file number appears after creating
a flip animation.
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• You cannot use the direction detection
function, burst mode, auto bracket and
[AUDIO REC.].
• The images in each frame do not appear
in normal review. (P44)
• If you execute [CREATE MOTION
PICTURE], flip animation is made from all
pictures recorded for flip animation.
Delete unnecessary pictures.
• Audio cannot be recorded.
• You cannot record audio using the audio
dubbing. (P109)
• Play back may not be possible on other
equipment. You may also hear noise
during play back on other equipment
which does not have a mute function.
Recording Menu Settings
[REC] mode menu (Refer to P81 for the setting method.)
Conversion Lens
[CONVERSION]
2 Turn the camera on and select
[CONVERSION].
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The tele conversion lens (DMW-LT55;
optional) allows you to record pictures
zooming in much more (1.7 times). The
wide conversion lens (DMW-LW55;
optional) allows you to record pictures with
wider range of focus than usual (0.7 times).
1 Remove the lens cap and attach
the tele conversion lens 1 or
wide conversion lens 2.
REC
3/ 3
D.ZOOM
COL.EFFECT
PICT.ADJ.
FLIP ANIM.
CONVERSION
SELECT
OFF
OFF
OFF
EXIT MENU
MENU
3 Set to [
] or [
].
CONVERSION
OFF
SELECT
• Conversion lens cannot be used
together with the ND filter
(DMW-LND55) and the MC protector
(DMW-LMC55).
Always detach the ND filter or MC
protector before attaching the
conversion lens.
• Rotate the lens slowly and carefully.
SET
• [OFF]:
When you do not attach the conversion
lens.
• [ ]:
When you attach the wide conversion
lens.
• [ ]:
When you attach the tele conversion
lens.
• Close the menu by pressing the shutter
button halfway or the [MENU] button
after finishing the setting.
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Recording Menu Settings
• Focus range is from 14 cm (0.46 feet) to
¶ (wide conversion lens) and from 5.5 m
(18.0 feet) to ¶ (tele conversion lens).
4 Set to Tele or Wide.
5
1X
T(420)
420
300
W(35)
50
35
(3
A: Zoom ring
• Always set to Tele when using a tele
conversion lens and to Wide when
using a wide conversion lens.
• The conversion icon ([ ] or [ ])
changes from red (blinking) to white.
• When using a conversion lens, ensure
the conversion icon is white when
taking pictures. If pictures are taken
when it is blinking, performance will not
be up to specification.
∫ Recordable range when using the
conversion lens
Tele conversion lens
12k
Indication
Actual magnification
20.4k¢
35 mm film camera equivalent
714 mm
Wide conversion lens
Indication
Actual magnification
35 mm film camera equivalent
1k
0.7k
24.5 mm
¢The actual magnification when using
digital zoom (P34) and extended optical
zoom (P34) is 1.7k that of the Tele
display.
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• Digital zoom cannot be used when using a
wide conversion lens.
• When there is dirt (water, oil, and
fingerprints, etc.) on the surface of the
lens, the image may be affected. Lightly
wipe the surface of the lens with a soft,
dry cloth before and after taking pictures.
• Ensure that [CONVERSION] is set to
[OFF] when not using a conversion lens.
• When using the conversion lens:
– The built-in flash cannot be activated.
–If you set [CONVERSION] to [OFF], the
performance of the conversion lens will
not be optimal.
• When using the tele conversion lens:
–We recommend using a tripod.
– The stabilizer function may not work
sufficiently.
– The focus indication may light due to the
jitter even if the subject is not focused.
– The time required for focusing may
become longer than usual.
• If you use an extra flash when a
conversion lens is attached, we
recommend setting the extra flash to
manual mode. Refer to the operating
instructions of the extra flash for details.
• If you set [CONVERSION] to [ ] or [ ],
you cannot use the AF assist lamp. (P90)
• Read the operating instructions of the
conversion lens for details.
Recording Menu Settings
[REC] mode menu (Refer to P81 for the setting method.)
Extra Flash [EXT.FLASH]
2 Select [PRESET] or [MANUAL].
REC
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4
EXT.FLASH
EX.FLASH BURST
After installing the extra flash (DMW-FL28;
optional), the effective range will be
increased when compared to the camera’s
built in flash.
1 Attach the extra flash to the hot
shoe A and turn the camera and
the extra flash on.
4/
SELECT
SET
PRESET
MANUAL
EXIT MENU
MENU
• Close the menu by pressing the shutter
button halfway or the [MENU] button
after finishing the setting.
∫ Switch the extra flash forced off
setting
Press 1 to switch the setting.
Icon
Setting
or
Extra flash Forced
ON
or
Extra flash Forced
OFF
• Tighten the lock screw B of the extra
flash firmly.
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Recording Menu Settings
[REC] mode menu (Refer to P81 for the setting method.)
∫ Settings on the extra flash
• [PRESET]
– When setting to [PRESET] and
attaching the extra flash, the aperture
value and the ISO sensitivity are
respectively set to [F4] and [ISO100] on
the camera regardless of the recording
mode. Set the extra flash to [AUTO] and
set the same value as the settings on
the camera.
– We recommend setting to [PRESET] for
normal use.
• [MANUAL]
– When setting to [MANUAL], you can set
the aperture value, the shutter speed
and the ISO sensitivity on the camera
even if the extra flash is attached.
– When setting to [MANUAL], set to the
Aperture-priority AE or the Manual
exposure on the camera and then set
the same aperture value and the ISO
sensitivity on the extra flash. (The extra
flash cannot control the light adequately
due to the change in aperture value on
Shutter-priority AE and Program AE.)
• Some commercial extra flashes have
synchro terminals with high-voltage or
reversed polarity.
Using such extra flashes may cause a
malfunction or the camera may not
operate normally.
Be sure to use Panasonic’s extra flash
(DMW-FL28).
• If using other extra flash units, please
make sure the flash is designed for use
with a digital camera and the trigger
voltage is based on ISO 10330 (less than
24 volts).
• The available flash range is about 10 m
(32.8 feet) in DMW-FL28. (When setting
to [ISO100])
• When attaching the extra flash, the shutter
speed becomes 1/30th to 1/250th in
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normal mode, 1 to 1/250th in [NIGHT
PORTRAIT] (P74) in scene mode.
• Even if the extra flash is turned off, the
camera may enter flash mode when the
extra flash is attached. When you are
not using the extra flash, detach it or
set it to Forced OFF.
• When attaching the extra flash, the built-in
flash cannot be activated.
• Do not open the built-in flash when an
extra flash is attached.
• When attaching the extra flash, the
camera will become unstable.
• Detach the extra flash when carrying the
camera.
• When attaching the extra flash, do not
hold only the extra flash because it may
detach from the camera.
• If you use the extra flash when the white
balance is set to [
(Flash)] finely adjust
the white balance depending on the
picture quality. (P82)
• If you take pictures close to the subject in
Wide, a vignetting effect may appear on
the bottom of the recorded picture.
• Read the operating instructions of the
extra flash for details.
Recording Menu Settings
[REC] mode menu (Refer to P81 for the setting method.)
Extra Flash Burst Mode
[EX.FLASH BURST]
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This mode allows you to take multiple
pictures at one time when the extra flash is
attached.
• Set [EX.FLASH BURST] to [ON].
• Press the Single/Burst Mode Button to
switch the burst mode setting.
• You can take up to 3 pictures by keeping
the shutter button pressed down.
∫ Number of pictures recorded in burst
mode
Burst speed
(pictures/
second)
Number of recordable
pictures (pictures)
3
2
max. 3
Approx. 2
• Depending on the extra flash you use or
the recording conditions, you cannot take
pictures in this mode or the amount of
light may become insufficient for the
second or subsequent pictures.
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Playback (advanced)
Playback (advanced)
Playing Back Pictures with Audio/Motion Pictures
∫ Pictures with audio
Select the picture with audio icon [
and play back the audio.
PLAY AUDIO
100 _ 0001
1/5
10:00 DEC. 1.2005
∫ Motion pictures
Select the picture with the motion
picture icon [
]/[
]/[
]/
[
] and play back the motion
pictures.
PLAY MOTION
PICTURE
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1/5
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• The cursor displayed during
playback corresponds to 3/4/
2/1.
• Motion picture playback stops and the
normal playback is restored by pressing
4.
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]
Fast forwarding/Fast rewinding
During motion picture playback, keep
pressing 2/1.
1: Fast forward
2: Fast rewind
• When releasing the button, it turns to
normal motion picture playback.
To pause
Press 3 during motion picture playback.
• Press 3 again to cancel pause.
• Sound can be heard through the speaker.
Refer to [VOLUME] (P23) for information
about how to adjust the volume on the
[SETUP] menu.
• Pictures with audio and motion images
cannot be resized (P110) or trimmed
(P111).
• You cannot use the zoom function while
playing back or pausing motion pictures.
• The file format that can be played back
with the camera is QuickTime Motion
JPEG.
• Some QuickTime Motion JPEG files
recorded by a PC or other equipment may
not be played back with the camera.
• When playing back motion pictures that
have been recorded with other equipment,
the quality of images may be deteriorated
or it may not be possible to play them
back.
• When using a high capacity card, it is
possible that fast rewinding may be slower
than usual.
• When playing back pictures recorded with
this unit on a PC, use the software
[QuickTime] in the CD-ROM (supplied).
Playback (advanced)
Using the [PLAY] mode menu
: [SLIDE SHOW] (P102)
You can use various functions in playback
mode such as a rotating function or
protections for recorded pictures.
: [FAVORITE] (P103)
: [ROTATE DISP.] (P104)
Menu items
: [ROTATE] (P105)
PLAY
1/3
SLIDE SHOW
FAVORITE
ROTATE DISP.
ROTATE
DPOF PRINT
SELECT
: [DPOF PRINT] (P106)
OFF
: [PROTECT] (P108)
ON
: [AUDIO DUB.] (P109)
EXIT MENU
: [RESIZE] (P110)
MENU
: [TRIMMING] (P111)
• Rotate the front dial to switch between
pages 1/3, 2/3, and 3/3.
• After selecting a menu item with the
operation described above, make settings
for each menu.
: [ASPECT CONV.] (P113)
: [CLEAN UP] (P114)
: [FORMAT] (P115)
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Playback (advanced)
[PLAY] mode menu (Refer to P101 for how to select the menu.)
Playing Back with Slide Show
DURATION
Can be set at [1SEC.],
[2SEC.], [3SEC.], [5SEC.]
or [MANUAL] (manual
playback).
AUDIO
By setting it to [ON], the
audio of the pictures with
audio can be played back
during Slide Show.
[SLIDE SHOW]
1 Select [ALL] or [
PLAY
1/
].
3
SLIDE SHOW
FAVORITE
ROTATE DISP.
ROTATE
DPOF PRINT
SELECT
ALL
ON
• You can select [MANUAL] only when
[ ] has been selected in step 1.
3 Select [START].
EXIT MENU
(Screen when [ALL] is selected)
MENU
SLIDE SHOW
ALL
Displays all pictures.
Displays only those pictures
that have been set as favorites
(P103).
• [ ] appears when [FAVORITE] is set
to [ON]. When it is set to [OFF], perform
step 2.
• However, if none of the pictures have
[ ] displayed, you cannot select [ ]
even if [FAVORITE] is set to [ON].
2 Set the items of the Slide Show.
(Screen when [ALL] is selected)
START
DURATION
AUDIO
SELECT
1SEC.
OFF
EXIT MENU
• When [MANUAL] is selected, press
2/1 and confirm the previous and
following pictures.
4 By pressing the [MENU] button,
the Slide Show stops.
SLIDE SHOW
START
DURATION
AUDIO
1SEC.
2SEC.
3SEC.
5SEC.
SELECT
SET
MANUAL
MENU
EXIT
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• Motion pictures cannot be played back in
the Slide Show.
• When you play back pictures with audio,
the next picture appears after the
playback of the audio is finished (when
[AUDIO] is set to [ON]).
Playback (advanced)
[PLAY] mode menu (Refer to P101 for how to select the menu.)
Setting Favorites [FAVORITE]
You can add a mark [ ] (favorites icon) to
your favorites images. After you set images
as favorites, you can then delete the
images not set as favorites ([ALL DELETE
EXCEPT ]) (P62) and play back the
images set as favorites only as a Slide
Show (P102). Before going to a photo
studio for digital printing, using [ALL
DELETE EXCEPT ] is convenient so only
the pictures you want the photo studio to
print remain on the card.
1 Select [ON] to set it.
PLAY
SELECT
SET
100 _ 0001
1/5
10:00 DEC. 1.2005
• Repeat the above procedure.
• If 3 is pressed while the [ ] favorites
icon A is displayed, [ ] is cleared, and
the favorites setting is canceled.
• You can set up to 999 images as
favorites.
1/3
SLIDE SHOW
FAVORITE
ROTATE DISP.
ROTATE
DPOF PRINT
2 Select the picture and set it.
OFF
ON
EXIT MENU
MENU
• You cannot set favorites if [FAVORITE]
is set to [OFF]. Also [ ] favorites icon
will not appear when [FAVORITE] is set
to [OFF] even if [FAVORITE] was
previously set to [ON].
• Using [LUMIX Simple Viewer] or
[PHOTOfunSTUDIO-viewer-] (for
Windows® ) on the CD-ROM (supplied),
favorites can be set, confirmed or deleted.
(For details please refer to the separate
operating instructions for PC connection.)
• Images taken with different equipment
may not be able to be set as favorites.
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Playback (advanced)
[PLAY] mode menu (Refer to P101 for how to select the menu.)
Displaying pictures in a
direction at the time of
recording [ROTATE DISP.]
This mode allows you to display pictures
recorded by holding the camera vertically
or pictures rotated in [ROTATE] function in
the rotated direction.
1 Select [ON] to set it.
PLAY
1/3
SLIDE SHOW
FAVORITE
ROTATE DISP.
ROTATE
DPOF PRINT
SELECT
SET
OFF
OFF
ON
EXIT MENU
• When you select [OFF], the pictures are
displayed without being rotated.
• Refer to P59 for how to play back
pictures.
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• When you take pictures by holding the
camera vertically, read “Tips for taking
good pictures” on P28 carefully.
• The direction detection function (P28) may
not work properly on pictures recorded by
aiming the camera up or down.
• When playing back rotated pictures in
multi playback, pictures appear in original
orientation.
• You can rotate and display pictures by
using the [ROTATE] function even if you
do not take pictures by holding the camera
vertically.
• When you connect the camera to a TV
and play back a picture vertically, it may
be blurry. [When using the AV cable
(supplied)]
Playback (advanced)
[PLAY] mode menu (Refer to P101 for how to select the menu.)
Rotating the Picture [ROTATE]
You can rotate the recorded pictures in
steps of 90° and display them.
∫ Example
When rotating clockwise (
2 Select the direction to rotate the
picture.
ROTATE
)
Original
picture
SELECT
SET
EXIT MENU
MENU
1 Select the picture to be rotated
and set it.
ROTATE
SELECT
100 _ 0001
1/5
SET
EXIT MENU
• The following pictures cannot be
rotated.
– Motion pictures
– Protected pictures
2 times
The picture rotates clockwise in
steps of 90°.
The picture rotates
counter-clockwise in steps of 90°.
• When you play back pictures on a PC, you
cannot play back pictures keeping the
rotated direction without an OS or
software compatible with Exif.
• Exif is the file format for still pictures, to
which recording information and other
detail can be added to the picture,
established by JEITA [Japan Electronics
and Information Technology Industries
Association].
• When [ROTATE DISP.] is set to [OFF],
[ROTATE] function is disabled.
• When pictures are recorded by holding
the camera vertically, the pictures are
played back vertically (the pictures are
rotated).
• It may not be possible to rotate pictures
that have been recorded with other
equipment.
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Playback (advanced)
[PLAY] mode menu (Refer to P101 for how to select the menu.)
Setting the Picture to be
Printed and the Number of
Prints [DPOF PRINT]
DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) is a
system that allows the user to select which
pictures are to be printed, how many copies
of each picture will be printed or whether
the recording date is to be printed on
compatible photo printers or commercial
photo printing services.
For details, ask photo printing servicer.
For more information please visit:
http://panasonic.jp/dc/dpof_110/
white_e.htm
1 Select [SINGLE], [MULTI] or
[CANCEL].
PLAY
1/3
SLIDE SHOW
FAVORITE
ROTATE DISP.
ROTATE
DPOF PRINT
SELECT
OFF
ON
SINGLE
MULTI
CANCEL
EXIT MENU
∫ Single setting
Select the picture and set the number of
prints.
DPOF SET THIS
1
100 _ 0001
1/25
COUNT
1
DATE DISPLAY
SELECT
EXIT MENU
MENU
2 times
• The number of prints can be set from 0 to
999.
• The number of prints icon [
] appears.
• When the number of prints is set to “0”,
DPOF print setting is canceled.
∫ Multi setting
Select the pictures and set the number
of prints.
DPOF SET MULTI
1
8
7
10
COUNT
SELECT
11
1
9
12
DATE DISPLAY
EXIT MENU
MENU
2 times
• Repeat the above procedure.
• The number of prints can be set from 0 to
999.
• The number of prints icon [
] appears.
• When the number of prints is set to “0”,
DPOF print setting is canceled.
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Playback (advanced)
∫ To cancel all settings
Select [YES] to cancel all settings.
CANCEL ALL DPOF
CANCEL ALL DPOF
PRINT SETTINGS?
NO
YES
SELECT
SET
MENU
∫ To print the date
You can set/cancel the printing with the
recorded date by pressing the [DISPLAY]
button after setting the number of prints.
• DPOF print setting is a convenient
function when you print pictures with
printers supporting PictBridge. (P121)
• DPOF is an abbreviation of Digital Print
Order Format. This feature allows you to
write print information into the media and
to use such information on the
DPOF-compliant system.
• If the file is not based on the DCF
standard, the DPOF print setting cannot
be set. DCF is an abbreviation of [Design
rule for Camera File system], stipulated by
JEITA [Japan Electronics and Information
Technology Industries Association].
• When setting the DPOF print on the
camera, delete any previous DPOF print
settings made by other equipment.
DPOF SET THIS
1
100 _ 0001
DATE
1/25
COUNT
SELECT
1
DATE DISPLAY
EXIT MENU
• The date print icon [ DATE ] appears.
• When using the software [LUMIX Simple
Viewer] or [PHOTOfunSTUDIO-viewer-] in
the CD-ROM (supplied), you can print
pictures with the date by setting the date
print on the print settings. For details, refer
to the separate operating instructions for
PC connection.
• When you go to a photo studio for digital
printing, be sure to order the printing of
the date additionally if required.
• The date may not be printed depending
on photo studios or printers even if you set
the date print. For further information, ask
the photo studio or refer to the operating
instructions of the printer.
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Playback (advanced)
[PLAY] mode menu (Refer to P101 for how to select the menu.)
Preventing Accidental Erasure
of the Picture [PROTECT]
You can set the protection for the pictures
which you do not want to be deleted by
accident.
1 Select [SINGLE], [MULTI] or
[CANCEL].
PLAY
2/3
PROTECT
SINGLE
AUDIO DUB.
MULTI
RESIZE
CANCEL
TRIMMING
ASPECT CONV.
SELECT
EXIT MENU
∫ Multi setting/To cancel all settings
Perform the same operation as in “Setting
the Picture to be Printed and the Number of
Prints [DPOF PRINT]”. (P106– 107)
• If you want to delete protected pictures,
cancel the protect setting first.
• While this feature protects the pictures
from accidental erasure, formatting the
card will permanently delete all data.
(P115)
• The protect setting may not be effective in
other equipment.
• Sliding the Card Write-Protect switch A
on the SD Memory Card to [LOCK]
prevents the picture from deletion even if
the protection is not set.
∫ Single setting
Select the picture and set/cancel the
protection.
PROTECT THIS
SELECT
SET/CANCEL
100 _ 0001
1/25
EXIT MENU
MENU
2 times
SET
The protect icon [
CANCEL The protect icon [
disappears.
] appears.
]
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• The following functions cannot be used
with protected pictures.
– [ROTATE] (P105)
– [AUDIO DUB.] (P109)
Playback (advanced)
[PLAY] mode menu (Refer to P101 for how to select the menu.)
Adding Audio to Recorded
Pictures [AUDIO DUB.]
You can record the audio after taking a
picture (max. 10 seconds per picture).
1 Select the picture and start audio
recording.
AUDIO
DUB.
100 _ 0001
1/5
2 Stop audio recording.
AUDIO
DUB.
100 _ 0001
1/5
STOP
MENU
2 times
SELECT
START
EXIT MENU
• When audio has already been
recorded, the confirmation screen
appears. Press 4 to select [YES], and
press 1 to start audio recording. (The
original audio is overwritten.)
• The audio dubbing cannot be used with
the following pictures.
– Motion pictures
– Protected pictures
– Pictures recorded after setting the
quality to [TIFF] or [RAW]
• The audio dubbing may not work
properly on pictures recorded by other
equipment.
• The audio recording stops by pressing
the 4 button.
• Even if you do not press 4, after about
10 seconds, the audio recording stops
automatically.
• While dubbing, if the focus ring or
zoom ring are turned, the sound of
rubbing with the lens barrel may be
recorded.
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Playback (advanced)
[PLAY] mode menu (Refer to P101 for how to select the menu.)
Resizing the Pictures [RESIZE]
This function is useful if you want to reduce
the file size of the picture in cases when it
needs to be attached to an e-mail or
uploaded to a website.
2 Select the size and set it.
RESIZE
100 _ 0001
1/5
1 Select the picture and set it.
RESIZE
100 _ 0001
SELECT
RESIZE
EXIT MENU
1/5
SELECT
SET
EXIT MENU
• The following pictures cannot be
resized.
• When the aspect ratio setting is [
].
– Pictures recorded in [
] (0.3M EZ)
• When the aspect ratio setting is [
].
– Pictures recorded in [
]
(2.5M EZ)
• When the aspect ratio setting is [
].
– Pictures recorded in [
] (2M EZ)
– Pictures recorded after setting the
quality to [TIFF] or [RAW]
– Motion pictures
– Flip animation
– Pictures with audio
• It may not be possible to resize pictures
recorded with other equipment.
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• Sizes smaller than the recorded picture
are displayed.
• When the aspect ratio setting is [
].
–[
], [
], [
], [
], [
]
• When the aspect ratio setting is
[
].
–[
], [
]
• When the aspect ratio setting is
[
].
–[
]
Playback (advanced)
[PLAY] mode menu (Refer to P101 for how to select the menu.)
3 Select [YES] or [NO] and set it.
Trimming the Pictures
[TRIMMING]
RESIZE
Use this function when you trim needed
parts of the recorded picture.
DELETE ORIGINAL
PICTURE?
1 Select the picture to trim and set
it.
NO
YES
SELECT
SET CANCEL MENU
TRIMMING
MENU
100 _ 0001
1/5
2 times
• When you select [YES], the picture is
overwritten.
When resized pictures are overwritten,
they cannot be restored.
• When the original picture is protected,
you cannot overwrite the resized
picture.
• When you select [NO], a resized picture
is newly created.
SELECT
SET
EXIT MENU
• The following pictures cannot be
trimmed.
– Pictures recorded after setting the
quality to [TIFF] or [RAW]
– Motion pictures
– Flip animation
– Pictures with audio
• It may not be possible to trim pictures
recorded with other equipment.
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Playback (advanced)
2 Enlarge or decrease the picture.
TRIMMING
4 Select [YES] or [NO] and set it.
TRIMMING
100 _ 0001
1/5
DELETE ORIGINAL
PICTURE?
NO
YES
ZOOM
EXIT MENU
SELECT
SET CANCEL MENU
MENU
3 Shift the picture and press the
shutter button to set.
TRIMMING
ZOOM
TRIM:SHUTTER
100 _ 0001
1/5
2 times
• When you select [YES], the picture is
overwritten.
When trimmed pictures are overwritten,
they cannot be restored.
• When the original picture is protected,
you cannot overwrite the trimmed
picture.
• When you select [NO], a trimmed
picture is newly created.
EXIT MENU
• The picture size of the trimmed pictures
may become smaller than that of the
original one depending on the cut size.
• The picture quality of the trimmed picture
will be deteriorated.
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Playback (advanced)
[PLAY] mode menu (Refer to P101 for how to select the menu.)
3 Determine the horizontal position
and set with the shutter button.
Aspect ratio conversion
[ASPECT CONV.]
Images taken using [
converted to [
] or [
] aspect can be
] for printing.
1 Select [
].
] or [
PLAY
2/3
ADJUST.
SET:SHUTTER
PROTECT
AUDIO DUB.
RESIZE
TRIMMING
ASPECT CONV.
SELECT
EXIT MENU
EXIT MENU
• For pictures rotated vertically use 3/4
to set the frame position.
4 Select [YES] or [NO] and set it.
• Only pictures taken using [
can be converted.
] aspect
2 Select the picture to convert and
set it.
ASPECT
CONV.
ASPECT CONV.
DELETE ORIGINAL
PICTURE?
NO
YES
100 _ 0001
1/5
SELECT
SET CANCEL MENU
MENU
2 times
SELECT
SET
EXIT MENU
• When the original picture is protected,
you cannot overwrite it.
• Selecting and setting pictures with
aspects other than [
] will display
[CANNOT BE SET ON THIS
PICTURE].
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Playback (advanced)
[PLAY] mode menu (Refer to P101 for how to select the menu.)
• The following pictures cannot be
converted.
– Pictures with audio
– Motion pictures
– Pictures recorded after setting the
quality to [TIFF] or [RAW]
• You may not be able to convert pictures
taken on other equipment.
• Files not conforming to the DCF standard
cannot be converted. DCF is an
abbreviation of [Design rule for Camera
File system], stipulated by JEITA [Japan
Electronics and Information Technology
Industries Association].
Clean-up [CLEAN UP]
[CLEAN UP] recovers the data writing
speed, which has been reduced, of the SD
memory card.
In general, the data writing speed of the SD
memory card reduces when recording and
deletion are repeated. In this case,
recording may stop in the middle while you
are recording motion pictures. We
recommend you to clean up the card using
the camera before recording motion
pictures.
1 Select [YES] to start the clean-up.
CLEAN UP
CLEAN UP THE CARD?
NO
YES
SELECT
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SET
Playback (advanced)
[PLAY] mode menu (Refer to P101 for how to select the menu.)
• [CLEAN UP] is a function to recover the
speed of writing into a free space in the
card. Therefore, pictures and data already
recorded in the card will not be erased.
• When you start clean-up, it may take time
to complete.
• Depending on the type of card,
[CLEAN UP] may not be effective.
• [CLEAN UP] does not support
MultiMediaCard.
• During clean-up do not turn the camera off.
• When you clean up the card, use a battery
with sufficient battery power (P13) or AC
adaptor (DMW-CAC1; optional).
• When the SD Memory Card Write-Protect
switch is slid to [LOCK], you cannot clean
up the card.
Initializing the Card [FORMAT]
1 Select [YES] to format.
FORMAT
DELETE ALL DATA
ON THE MEMORY CARD?
NO
YES
SELECT
SET
• Usually, it is not necessary to format the
card. Format it when the message
[MEMORY CARD ERROR] appears.
• If the card has been formatted by a PC or
other equipment, format it on the camera
again.
• Once the card is formatted, all data
including protected images are
irretrievably erased. Please confirm
that all data is transferred to your PC
before proceeding with format
function.
• During formatting, do not turn the camera
off.
• When you format the card, use a battery
with sufficient battery power (P13) or AC
adaptor (DMW-CAC1; optional).
• When the SD Memory Card Write-Protect
switch is slid to [LOCK], you cannot format
the card.
• If the card cannot be formatted, consult
your nearest servicenter.
For USA assistance, please call: 1-800-272-7033
or send e-mail to : digitalstillcam@panasonic.com
For Canadian assistance, please call:
1-800-561-5505 or visit us at www.panasonic.ca
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Playback (advanced)
Playing Back Pictures on a TV Screen
∫ Playing back pictures with AV cable
(supplied)
• Turn the camera and the TV off.
4 Turn the camera on and then set
the mode dial to playback mode
[
].
∫ Viewing pictures in other countries
When setting [VIDEO OUT] on the
[SETUP] menu, you can view images on
the TV in other countries (regions) which
use the NTSC or PAL system.
• Even if you set menu selection for
[VIDEO OUT] to [PAL], the output signal is
still NTSC in the recording mode.
REMOTE
AV OUT/
DIGITAL
DC IN 8.4V
1 Connect the AV cable A
(supplied) to the [AV OUT] socket
of the camera.
• Connect the AV cable with the [
]
mark facing the [1] mark on the
[AV OUT] socket.
• Hold the AV cable at B and insert
straight in and take straight out.
2 Connect the AV cable to the video
input and the audio input sockets
of the TV.
• 1 Yellow: to the video input socket
• 2 White: to the audio input socket
3 Turn the TV on and select external
input.
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∫ Playback pictures on TV with SD
Memory Card slot
Still pictures recorded to an SD Memory
Card can be played back on TVs with an
SD Memory Card slot.
(Pictures may not be displayed on a full
screen, depending on the model of TV.
MultiMediaCard may not be played back on
TV with SD Memory Card slot.)
• Motion pictures cannot be played back. To
play back motion pictures, connect the
camera to a TV with the AV cable
(supplied).
• Do not use any other AV cables except the
supplied one.
• Read the TV operating instructions too.
• Audio playback is in monaural.
• When you connect the camera to a TV
and play back a picture vertically, it may
be blurry. (When using the AV cable)
• When you connect the camera to a TV
and play back a picture, you may not be
able to see one part of the edges of the
screen. This is due to the specifications of
the TV and is not a malfunction.
Connecting to a PC or Printer
Connecting to a PC or Printer
Before Connecting to the PC or the Printer
[
: USB MODE]
Select the USB communication system
before connecting the camera to your PC or
your printer with the USB connection cable
(supplied).
Set the items on [USB MODE] in the
[SETUP] menu. (P24)
1 Select [USB MODE].
3/4
SETUP
RESET
USB MODE
HIGHLIGHT
VIDEO OUT
SCENE MENU
• When [PC] is selected, the camera is
connected via USB Mass Storage
communication system.
• When [PictBridge (PTP)] is selected, the
camera is connected via PTP (Picture
Transfer Protocol) communication system.
PC
OFF
NTSC
AUTO
EXIT MENU
SELECT
MENU
2 Select [PC] or [PictBridge (PTP)].
USB MODE
PC
PictBridge
(PTP)
SELECT
SET
MENU
• If you connect the camera to a PC,
select [PC]. (P118)
• If you connect the camera to a printer
supporting PictBridge, select
[PictBridge (PTP)]. (P121)
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Connecting to a PC or Printer
Connecting to a PC
You can load pictures recorded with the
camera to a PC by connecting the camera
and PC.
The software [LUMIX Simple Viewer] or
[PHOTOfunSTUDIO-viewer-]
(for WindowsR) in the CD-ROM (supplied)
allows you to load pictures recorded with
the camera to a PC, print, or send them by
e-mail easily.
If you use Windows 98/98SE, install the
USB driver and then connect it to the
computer.
Refer to the operating instructions for PC
connection for detailed information about
the software included in the CD-ROM
(supplied) and installation.
1 Turn the camera on and then set
[USB MODE] on the [SETUP]
menu to [PC]. (P117)
• If you set [USB MODE] to [PictBridge
(PTP)] and then connect the camera to
the PC, messages may appear on the
screen of the PC.
Select [Cancel] to close the indications
and disconnect the camera from the
PC. Connect the camera after you set
[USB MODE] again.
2 Connect the camera to a PC via
the USB connection cable A
(supplied).
• Connect the USB connection cable with
the [
] mark facing the [1] mark on
the [DIGITAL] socket.
• Hold the USB connection cable at C
and insert straight in and take straight
out. (Forcibly inserting at a slant or
upside down can deform the pins, and
this can damage the camera or other
connected equipment.)
ACCESS
REMOTE
AV OUT/
DIGITAL
DC IN 8.4V
A: USB connection cable (supplied)
B: AC adaptor (DMW-CAC1; optional)
• Turn off the camera before inserting or
removing the cable for the AC adaptor
(DMW-CAC1; optional).
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D: This message appears during data
transfer.
[Windows]
The drive appears on the [My Computer]
folder.
• If it is the first time you are connecting the
camera to a PC, the required driver is
installed automatically so that the camera
can be recognized by the Windows Plug
and Play, then it appears on the
[My Computer] folder.
[Macintosh]
The drive is displayed on the screen as
[NO_NAME] or [Untitled].
Connecting to a PC or Printer
∫ Folder Composition
The folder structure of the card or
MultiMediaCard is displayed as the
illustration below.
≥SD Memory Card
≥MultiMediaCard
DCIM
100_PANA
1
100_PANA
P1000001.JPG
2
3
P1000002.JPG
P1000999.JPG
101_PANA
999_PANA
MISC
PRIVATE1
1 Folder number
2 File number
3 JPG: pictures
MOV: motion pictures
Files will be saved in each folder as follows.
DCIM
Folders from [100_PANA] to
[999_PANA]
100_PANA
Pictures/motion pictures
MISC
Files on which the DPOF
print settings are recorded
PRIVATE1
Pictures recorded in flip
animation function
∫ Conditions under which a different
folder number is used
When recording under the following
conditions, new picture files will be
recorded to a folder with a different number
than the pictures recorded immediately
before.
1 When the folder just recorded to contains
a picture file with the number 999 in it
(example:P1000999.JPG).
2 When the card just recorded to contains
a folder with the number 100 in it
(example:100_PANA) and that card is
removed and replaced with a card that
has a folder with the number 100 in it
recorded by a different maker’s camera
(example:100_XXXXX, with XXXXX
being the maker name) and recording is
commenced. (When a card is inserted
that contains a folder with the same
number, regardless of the maker)
3 When recording after selecting [No.
Reset] from the [SETUP] menu.
(Pictures will be recorded to a new folder
with a number sequential to the folder
recorded to immediately before. By using
[No. Reset] on a card that does not
contain folders or pictures, such as one
just formatted, the folder number can be
reset to 100.)
• Image data of up to 999 pictures recorded
by the camera can be included in 1 folder.
If the number of picture data exceeds 999,
another folder will be created.
• When you reset the file number or the
folder number, select [NO.RESET] in the
[SETUP] menu. (P23)
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Connecting to a PC or Printer
• If the remaining battery power is
exhausted during communication, the
recorded data may be damaged. When
you connect the camera to the PC, use a
battery with sufficient battery power (P13)
or the AC adaptor (DMW-CAC1; optional).
• If the remaining battery power becomes
low during communication, the power
indicator blinks (P13) and the alarm
beeps. In this case, stop the
communication at once.
• While [ACCESS] is being displayed, do
not disconnect the USB connection cable.
• When the OS of your PC is Windows
2000 and you connect the camera to
the PC with the USB connection cable,
do not replace the card with the
camera connected to the PC. The
information in the card may be
damaged. Make sure to disconnect the
USB connection cable beforehand
when you replace the card. For details,
refer to the separate operating
instructions for PC connection.
• Do not use any other USB connection
cables except the supplied one.
• Also refer to the operating instructions of
the PC.
∫ PictBridge (PTP) setting
Even if you set the [USB MODE] to
[PictBridge (PTP)], you can connect to the
PC only when the OS is Windows XP
Home Edition, Windows XP Professional or
Mac OS X.
• You can only load pictures from the
camera and cannot write them on the card
or delete them.
• When there are 1000 or more pictures on
a card, the pictures may not be imported.
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Connecting to a PC or Printer
Connecting to a PictBridge-compliant Printer
By connecting the camera directly to a
printer supporting PictBridge via the USB
connection cable (supplied), you can select
the pictures to be printed or start printing
on the LCD monitor.
Set the print settings such as print quality
on the printer beforehand. (Read the printer
operating instructions.)
REMOTE
AV OUT/
DIGITAL
DC IN 8.4V
A: USB connection cable (supplied)
B: AC adaptor (DMW-CAC1; optional)
• Turn off the camera before inserting or
removing the cable for the AC adaptor
(DMW-CAC1; optional).
1 Turn the camera on and then set
[USB MODE] on the [SETUP]
menu to [PictBridge (PTP)].
(P117)
2 Turn on the printer.
3 Connect the camera to a printer
via the USB connection cable A
(supplied).
• Connect the USB connection cable with
the [
] mark facing the [1] mark on
the [DIGITAL] socket.
• Hold the USB connection cable at C
and insert straight in and take straight
out.
When the DPOF
Print is not set.
Select [SINGLE
PICTURE]. (P122)
When the DPOF
Print is set.
(P106)
Select [DPOF
PICTURE]. (P123)
• It may take time to print some pictures.
Therefore, use a battery with sufficient
battery power (P13) or the AC adaptor
(DMW-CAC1; optional) when you connect
to a printer.
• If the remaining battery power becomes
low during communication, the power
indicator blinks and the alarm beeps. In
this case, stop the communication at
once.
• Disconnect the USB connection cable
after printing.
• Do not use any other USB connection
cables except the supplied one.
• For printing the age in [BABY] (P75) in the
scene mode, print from a PC using the
software [LUMIX Simple Viewer] or
[PHOTOfunSTUDIO-viewer-] in the
CD-ROM (supplied). For details, refer to
the separate operating instructions for PC
connection.
• To find out more PictBridge compliant
printers, please contact your local dealer.
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∫ Single picture
• [PRINT WITH DATE]
Settings on the printer are
prioritized.
1 Select a picture to be printed.
OFF Date is not printed.
PictBridge
100 _ 0001
1/15
PLEASE SELECT
THE PICTURE TO PRINT
PRINT
SELECT
• A message disappears in about
2 seconds.
2 Set the print settings.
ON
Date is printed.
• If the printer does not support date
printing, the date cannot be printed on the
picture.
• [NUM. OF PRINTS]
Set the number of prints.
• [PAPER SIZE]
(Possible paper sizes on the camera)
The items are listed on 1/2 and 2/2. Press
4 to select the desired item.
1/2
Settings on the printer are
prioritized.
SINGLE PICTURE
PRINT START
PRINT WITH DATE
NUM. OF PRINTS
PAPER SIZE
PAGE LAYOUT
SELECT
SET
L/3.5qk5q
OFF
ON
CANCEL MENU
127 mmk178 mm
POSTCARD
100 mmk148 mm
A4
210 mmk297 mm
2/2¢
CARD SIZE
• The items which are not supported by
the printer are displayed in gray and
cannot be selected.
• When you want to print pictures in a
paper size or a layout which is not
supported by the camera, set [PAPER
SIZE] or [PAGE LAYOUT] to [
] and
then set the paper size or the layout on
the printer. (For details, refer to the
operating instructions of the printer.)
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2L/5qk7q
54 mmk85.6 mm
10k15cm
100 mmk150 mm
4qk6q
101.6 mmk152.4 mm
8qk10q
203.2 mmk254 mm
LETTER
216 mmk279.4 mm
¢These items cannot be displayed when
the printer does not support the paper
sizes.
Connecting to a PC or Printer
• [PAGE LAYOUT]
(Possible layouts on the camera)
Settings on the printer are
prioritized.
∫ DPOF picture
• Set the DPOF print with the camera in
advance. (P106)
1 Select [DPOF PICTURE].
1 page with no frame print
PictBridge
1 page with frame print
2 pages print
4 pages print
SINGLE PICTURE
DPOF PICTURE
3 Select [PRINT START] and then
print out the picture.
SELECT
SET
SINGLE PICTURE
PRINT START
PRINT WITH DATE
NUM. OF PRINTS
PAPER SIZE
PAGE LAYOUT
SELECT
1
CANCEL MENU
• When printing under the new settings,
disconnect the USB connection cable
and connect it to the printer again.
• You can change the DPOF print setting
by pressing the [MENU] button. (P106)
2 Select [PRINT START] and then
print out the picture.
• Press the [MENU] button to cancel
printing.
DPOF
PRINT START
PAPER SIZE
PAGE LAYOUT
SELECT
CANCEL MENU
• Refer to P122 for print setting.
• Press the [MENU] button to cancel
printing.
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∫ Setting the date printing with the
DPOF print in advance
When the printer supports the date printing
by DPOF setting, we recommend setting
the date printing with the DPOF print in
advance. (P107) The recording date can be
printed by selecting [DPOF PICTURE] to
start printing.
• Do not disconnect the USB connection
cable when the cable disconnection
warning icon [
] is indicated.
• When the [¥] indication lights in orange
during printing, the camera is receiving an
error message from the printer. Make sure
there is no malfunction on the printer after
finishing printing.
• If the printer does not support TIFF
printing, the JPEG picture created when
the quality is set to [TIFF] is printed.
• If the printer does not support RAW
printing, the JPEG picture created when
the quality is set to [RAW] is printed.
• If no JPEG picture is created when the
quality is set to [RAW] or [TIFF] , printing
may not be possible.
• In DPOF print, if the total number of prints
or the number of printed pictures is high,
pictures may be printed several times.
(The indication of the remaining number of
prints is different from the setting,
however, this is not a malfunction.)
• The setting on the printer may have
priority over the setting on the camera in
the date print. Also check the date print
setting on the printer.
• If the printer does not support date
printing, the date cannot be printed on the
picture.
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∫ Layout printing
• When printing a picture several times
on 1 sheet of paper
For example, if you want to print a picture
4 times on 1 sheet of paper, set [PAGE
LAYOUT] to [
] and then set the
number of prints to 4 for the picture on
[NUM. OF PRINTS].
• When printing different pictures on
1 sheet of paper (only in DPOF
printing)
For example, if you want to print 4 different
pictures on 1 sheet of paper, set [PAGE
LAYOUT] to [
] and then set the
number of prints to 1 on [COUNT] in
DPOF print setting (P106) for each of the
4 pictures.
Connecting to a PC or Printer
Using the Remote Shutter
The remote shutter (DMW-RS1; optional)
works similar to the shutter button on the
camera. You can avoid jitter (camera
shake) when using a tripod.
1 Connect the remote shutter to the
[REMOTE] socket on the camera
firmly.
• You cannot operate the camera with the
remote shutter in the following cases.
– When the power save mode is canceled
– When you determine the part to be
trimmed (P111)
– When you determine the aspect ration
conversion (P113)
REMOTE
AV OUT/
DIGITAL
DC IN 8.4V
2 Focus on the subject and take a
picture.
• 1: Press the shutter button halfway to
focus.
• 2: Press the shutter button fully to take
the picture.
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Using the MC Protector/ND Filter
The MC protector (DMW-LMC55; optional)
is a transparent filter which affects neither
the colors nor the amount of light, so it can
always be used to protect the camera’s
lens.
The ND filter (DMW-LND55; optional)
reduces the amount of light to
approximately 1/8th (equal to adjusting the
aperture value 3 increments) without
affecting the color balance.
2 Attach the MC protector 1 or the
ND filter 2.
1 Remove the lens cap.
• You cannot attach the MC protector and
the ND filter at the same time.
• Do not hold the MC protector/ ND filter too
tightly.
• When taking pictures with the flash using
the MC protector or ND filter, vignetting
effect may occur.
• If the MC protector/ND filter are dropped,
they may be destroyed. Be careful not to
drop them when attaching them to the
camera.
• You can attach the lens hood when the
MC Protector and ND Filter are attached.
• Detach the MC Protector and ND filter
before attaching the conversion lens.
• MCu“Multi-coated”
NDu“Neutral Density”
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Screen Display
36
35
34
33
32
1 2 34 5 6 7 8
9
10
11
ISO100
5
MF
31
30
29
28
27
26
25 24 23 22
∫ In recording
14
13
12
13
14
15
16
6
2
15
3, 26
ISO
7
100
1/25
21 20 19 BACKLIGHT
1 Recording mode
2 Flash mode (P49)
3 Burst (P57)
: Audio recording (P69, 87)
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
31 8 29 33
17
18
PROGRAM SHIFT
F2.8
32 30
Conversion lens (P95)
Continuous AF (P90)
White balance (P82)
ISO sensitivity (P84)
Focus (P37)
Picture size (P85)
Quality (P86)
In Motion picture mode (P69)
/
/
/
: Jitter alert (P39)
11 Battery indication (P13)
12 Color effect (P91)
13 Picture/Time remain
In Motion picture mode: e.g. 11S
14 Card access indication (P16)
15 Recording state
16 Histogram (P30)
17 Zoom (P33)/ 2X Digital zoom (P34)/
1X Extended optical zoom (P34)
18 Age (P75)
• This is displayed for about 5 seconds
when turning on the camera in
[BABY], setting the clock and birthday,
1 22
21 17 19, 24 11, 23, 25
and after switching from other modes
to [BABY].
19 Operation for backlight compensation
(P43)
20 Current date and time (P20)
• This is displayed for about 5 seconds
when turning the camera on, setting
the clock and after switching from the
playback mode to the recording mode.
21 Shutter speed (P37)
22 Aperture value (P37)
23 Program shift indication (P39)
:AE lock (P40)
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
Backlight compensation (P43)
Exposure compensation (P54)
Auto bracket (P55)
Metering mode (P87)
Program shift setting indication (P39)
Spot metering target (P87)
AF area (P37)
Spot AF area (P88)
AF assist lamp (P90)
33 Self-timer (P53)
34 Flash output adjustment (P51)
35 Optical image stabilizer (P56)
36 MF indication (P46)/
AF MACRO indication (P45)
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17
16
15
3 4
1
PLAY AUDIO
5
6
7
100 _ 0001
1/5
8
9
10
14
13
F2.8 1/25
ISO100
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11
12
∫ In playback
1 Playback mode
4 Picture with audio/Motion pictures
(P100)
11 Recording information
(Recording mode/Aperture value/
Shutter speed/ISO sensitivity/Flash
mode/White balance)
• It will be displayed when the
[DISPLAY] button is pressed.
5 Picture size (P85)
12 Favorites settings (P103)
6 Quality (P86)
13 Recorded date and time
2 Number of DPOF prints (P106)
3 Protected picture (P108)
In Motion picture mode (P69)
/
/
/
7 Battery indication (P13)
8 Folder/File number (P119)
9 Page number/Total pictures
10 Histogram (P30)
• It will be displayed when the
[DISPLAY] button is pressed.
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14 Age (P75)
15 Audio playback (P100)
PLAY MOTION
: In Motion picture mode
PICTURE
16 Flip animation (P92)
17 Favorites (P103)
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Cautions for Use
∫ Optimal Use of the Camera
When carrying the camera, take care not
to drop or cause impact to it.
• The lens or the outer case may be
destroyed by the strong shock, and it
causes a malfunction of the camera.
Keep the camera away from magnetised
equipment (such as a microwave oven,
TV, video game equipment, etc.).
• If you use the camera on or near a TV,
pictures and sounds may be disrupted
due to electromagnetic wave radiation.
• Do not use the camera near a cell phone
because doing so may cause noise to
adversely affect the pictures and sounds.
• 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 a microprocessor may adversely affect
the camera, causing the disturbance of
pictures and sounds.
• If the camera is affected by magnetically
charged equipment and does not function
properly, turn the camera off and remove
the battery or disconnect the AC adaptor
(DMW-CAC1; optional) and then insert
the battery or connect the AC adaptor
again. Thereafter, turn the camera on.
Do not use the camera near radio
transmitters or high-voltage lines.
• If you record near radio transmitters or
high-voltage lines, recorded pictures or
sounds may be adversely affected.
Make sure to use the supplied cords and
cables. If you use optional accessories,
use the cords and the cables supplied
with them.
Do not extend the cords and the cables.
Do not spray insecticides or volatile
chemicals onto the camera.
• If the camera is sprayed with such
chemicals, the camera body may be
damaged and the surface finish may peel
off.
• Do not keep rubber or plastic products in
contact with the camera for a long period
of time.
Do not use benzine, thinner or alcohol
for cleaning the camera.
• Before cleaning the camera, remove the
battery or disconnect the AC adaptor
(DMW-CAC1; optional) from the electrical
outlet.
• The camera body may be deformed and
the surface finish may peel off.
• Wipe the camera with a soft, dry cloth. To
remove stubborn stains, wipe with a cloth
that is soaked in a detergent diluted with
water and afterward finish wiping with a
dry cloth.
• When there is dirt or dust on the zoom
ring or the focus ring, wet a cloth with
water, wring it well, then use it to wipe off
the dirt or dust.
• If you use a chemical cloth, follow the
instructions that come with the cloth.
• In case rain or other sources of water
splash onto the camera, wet a soft cloth
with tap water, wring it well, and use it to
wipe the camera body carefully. Then
wipe it again with a dry cloth.
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∫ Battery
The battery is a rechargeable lithium ion
battery. Its ability to generate power is
based upon the chemical reaction that
takes place inside it. This reaction is
susceptible to the surrounding
temperature and humidity, and, if the
temperature is too high or too low, the
operating time of the battery will be
shorter.
After use, be sure to remove the battery.
When you go out, bring charged spare
batteries.
• Be aware that the operating time of the
battery will become shorter in low
temperatures such as outdoors at a ski
resort.
• When you travel, be sure to prepare the
supplied charger to charge the battery on
the spot.
Dispose of an unusable battery.
• The battery has a limited life.
• Do not throw the battery into fire because
it may cause an explosion.
• An unusable battery should be discarded
in accordance with battery recycling laws.
For information you can call the RBRC
hotline at 1-800-822-8837.
Do not allow the battery terminals to
come in contact with metal objects
(such as necklaces, hairpins, etc.).
• This can result in a short circuit or heat
generation and, if you touch the battery in
this condition, you may be badly burned.
If you drop the battery accidentally,
check to see if the battery body and
terminals are damaged.
• Inserting a damaged battery in the
camera will damage the camera.
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∫ Charger
• If you use the charger near a radio, radio
reception may be disturbed. Keep the
charger 1 m (3.28 feet) or more away from
radio.
• When the charger is in use, it may
generate whirring sounds. However, this is
not a malfunction.
• After use, be sure to disconnect the
charger from the electrical outlet. (If it is
left connected, a minute amount of current
is consumed.)
• Keep the terminals of the charger and
battery clean.
∫ Card
Do not leave the card in places where
there is high temperature or direct
sunlight, or where electromagnetic
waves or static electricity are easily
generated.
Do not bend or drop the card.
• The card may be damaged or the
recorded content may be damaged or
erased.
• Store the card in the card case or the
storage bag after use and when you store
or carry the card.
• Do not allow dirt, dust or water to enter the
terminals on the back of the card and do
not touch the terminals with your fingers.
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Message Display
Confirmation messages or error messages
will be displayed on the screen in some
cases.
Major messages are described below as
examples.
[THIS MEMORY CARD IS PROTECTED]
Unlock [LOCK] of the Write-Protect switch
on the SD Memory Card. (P16)
[NO VALID PICTURE TO PLAY]
Play back after recording or after inserting
a card with a recorded picture.
[THIS PICTURE IS PROTECTED]
After canceling the protect setting, delete or
overwrite the picture.
[MEMORY CARD ERROR
FORMAT THIS CARD?]
The format of the card cannot be
recognized by the camera. Format the card
again with the camera after saving
necessary data on a PC or elsewhere.
[PLEASE TURN CAMERA OFF AND
THEN ON AGAIN]
This message appears when the camera
does not operate properly. Turn the camera
off and on. If the message persists, contact
the dealer or your nearest servicenter.
[MEMORY CARD ERROR
PLEASE CHECK THE CARD]
Failed access to the card.
Insert the card again.
[THIS PICTURE CANNOT BE
DELETED ] / [SOME PICTURES CANNOT
BE DELETED]
The pictures not based on the DCF
standard cannot be deleted.
If you want to delete, format the card after
saving necessary data on a PC or
elsewhere.
[CANNOT BE SET ON THIS PICTURE ] /
[CANNOT BE SET ON SOME PICTURES]
If the pictures are not based on the DCF
standard, the DPOF print cannot be set.
[NO ADDITIONAL DELETE SELECTIONS
CAN BE MADE]
You have exceeded the number of pictures
that can be set at once with [MULTI
DELETE]. Once delete the selected
pictures and then repeat deleting multiple
pictures.
More than 999 favorites have been set.
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[READ ERROR
PLEASE CHECK THE CARD]
Data reading error.
Be sure that the card is inserted securely
and then play it back again.
[WRITE ERROR
PLEASE CHECK THE CARD]
Data writing error.
Turn the camera off and remove the card.
Then insert the card and turn the camera
on again. Be sure that the camera is turned
off before removing or inserting the card to
avoid damage.
[MOTION RECORDING WAS
CANCELLED DUE TO THE LIMITATION
OF THE WRITING SPEED OF THE
CARD]
• When you set the picture quality to
[30fpsVGA], we recommend using a high
speed SD Memory Card with “10 MB/s” or
greater displayed on the package.
• Depending on the number of pictures,
type of card and number of pictures
deleted, recording may stop in the middle
when you are recording. If something like
this happens, clean-up may be effective.
We recommend you clean up the card
using the camera in advance. (P114)
[A FOLDER CANNOT BE CREATED]
A folder cannot be created because the
card is full.
Format the card after deleting unnecessary
data or saving necessary data on a PC or
elsewhere.
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Troubleshooting
If you put the menu back to the settings at
the time of purchase, the conditions may be
improved.
Carry out the [RESET] in the [SETUP]
menu. (P24)
∫ Battery and the power source
1: The camera cannot be operated even
when it is turned on.
• Is the battery inserted correctly?
• Is the battery sufficiently charged?
– Use a battery that has been
sufficiently charged.
2: The camera is turned off immediately
even after it is turned on.
• Is the battery charge insufficient to
operate the camera?
– Use a battery that has been
sufficiently charged.
∫ Recording
1: The picture cannot be recorded.
• Is the card inserted?
• Is the mode dial correctly set?
• Is there any memory capacity left on
the card?
– Before recording, delete some
pictures.
2: The subject is not focused properly.
• The focus range varies depending on
the recording mode.
Rotate the mode dial to set to the
proper mode for the distance to the
subject.
• Is the subject out of the focus range?
(P38)
• When you cannot focus on the subject
even if you tried many times, turn the
camera off once and turn it on again.
3: The recorded picture is blurred.
• When taking a picture especially in dark
places, the shutter speed becomes
slow and the optical image stabilizer
function may not work properly. In this
case, we recommend holding the
camera with both hands firmly to take
pictures. When you take pictures with
slow shutter speed, we recommend
using a tripod and the self-timer (P53)
for taking pictures.
4: The recorded picture is whitish.
The lens is dirty.
• The picture can become whitish if there
is dirt e.g. fingerprints on the lens.
When the lens is dirty, turn the camera
on and lightly wipe the surface of the
lens with a soft dry cloth.
5: Motion picture recording stops in the
middle.
• Are you using a MultiMediaCard?
– This unit does not support
MultiMediaCard.
• When you set the picture quality to
[30fpsVGA], we recommend using a
high speed SD Memory Card with
“10 MB/s” or greater displayed on the
package.
• Depending on the number of pictures,
type of card and number of pictures
deleted, recording may stop in the
middle when you are recording. If
something like this happens, clean-up
may be effective. We recommend you
clean up the card using the camera in
advance. (P114)
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∫ LCD monitor
1: The brightness of the screen
becomes dark or bright for a moment.
• This phenomenon appears when
pressing the shutter button halfway to
set the aperture value and does not
affect the recorded pictures.
2: The picture is not displayed on the
LCD monitor.
• Does the picture appear on the
Viewfinder?
– Press the [EVF/LCD] button to switch
to LCD monitor display.
3: The screen is too bright or dark.
• Adjust the brightness of the screen.
4: Some pixels are inactive or always lit
on the LCD monitor.
• These pixels do not affect the recorded
pictures.
This is not a malfunction.
5: Noise appears on the LCD monitor.
• In dark places, noise may appear to
maintain the brightness of the LCD
monitor.
This does not affect the pictures you are
recording.
6: A vertical line appears on the LCD
monitor.
• This is called smear. It is specific to
CCD, not a malfunction. It appears
when the subject has a bright part.
Horizontal line distortion may also
appear around the smear. It is
recorded on motion pictures, but not
recorded on still pictures.
7: Distortion in the LCD monitor.
• When holding the edge of the LCD
monitor, there may be some distortion,
however this is not a malfunction.
Moreover, this has no affect on the
taken pictures or playback.
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∫ Flash
1: Flash is not activated.
• Is the flash closed?
– Slide the [ OPEN] lever to open the
flash.
• In motion picture mode [
] and
[SCENERY] (P73), [NIGHT SCENERY]
(P74), [FIREWORKS] (P77) or
[STARRY SKY] (P79) in scene mode,
the flash setting is fixed to Forced OFF
[
] even if the flash is opened.
2: The flash is activated 2 times.
• When you select AUTO/Red-eye
reduction [
], the first flash is
activated for red-eye prevention on the
subject (red-eye phenomenon) before
actually recording pictures. After the
first flash, the flash is activated again for
recording.
∫ Playback
1: Pictures being played are rotated and
displayed in an unexpected direction.
The camera has a function to
automatically rotate and display pictures
recorded by holding the camera
vertically.
(If you take pictures aiming the camera
up or down, the camera may recognize
that it is held vertically.)
• When [ROTATE DISP.] (P104) is set to
[OFF], you can display the pictures
without being rotated.
• You can rotate pictures with [ROTATE]
function (P105).
2: The picture is not played back.
• Is the mode dial set to playback [
• Is the card inserted?
• Is there a picture in the card?
]?
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3: The picture played back looks rough.
Noise appears on the picture.
• Is the ISO sensitivity is high or is the
shutter speed slow?
– Decrease the ISO sensitivity. (P84)
– Have you set [NOISE REDUCTION]
in [PICT.ADJ.] to [HIGH] or items
other than [NOISE REDUCTION] to
[LOW]? (P92)
– Take pictures in bright places.
4: The folder number and the file number
are displayed as [—] and the screen
may turn black.
• Is the picture edited with a PC or
recorded with the digital camera other
than Panasonic?
This may also result if the battery is
removed immediately after recording or
by recording with the exhausted battery.
– In order to delete the pictures
mentioned above, format the data.
(P115) (Once formatted, all the data
including the other pictures cannot be
restored. Confirm carefully to format.)
∫ TV, PC and printer
1: The picture does not appear on the
television.
• Is the camera connected to the TV
correctly?
• Set the TV input to external input mode.
2: When connecting to a PC, pictures
cannot be transferred.
• Is the camera connected to the PC
correctly?
• Is the camera recognized by the PC
correctly?
• Set [USB MODE] to [PC]. (P117)
3: The card is not recognized by the PC.
• Disconnect the USB connection cable
and then connect it again with the card
inserted into the camera.
4: The pictures cannot be printed with
the camera connected to printers.
• Is the printer supporting PictBridge?
– You cannot print pictures with printers
which do not support PictBridge
(P121).
• Set [USB MODE] to [PictBridge (PTP)].
(P117)
5: The ends of the pictures are cut at
printing.
• When using the printer with a trimming
feature or other feature which cuts out
both edges of the pictures, cancel the
feature for printing. The feature
depends on the printer used. (Refer to
the operating instructions of the printer
for details.)
• When you order photo studios to print
pictures, ask the photo studio if the
pictures can be printed with both ends.
6: The display areas on the TV screen and
the camera’s LCD monitor are different.
With some TV models, the area display
is smaller so the top and bottom or left
and right of the picture may appear cut
off when the picture is displayed. This is
not a malfunction. In this case, check the
picture on the camera’s LCD monitor.
∫ Others
1: Unreadable language was selected by
mistake.
• Press the [MENU] button and select
[
] icon on the [ SETUP] menu to
set the desired language.
2: The setting for the auto review
function is disabled.
• Is the camera in burst mode (P57), auto
bracket (P55) or motion picture mode
[
] (P69), or is [AUDIO REC.] set to
[ON] (P87)?
– In these cases, you cannot set the
auto review function in the [SETUP]
menu.
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3: A certain part of the picture blinks.
• This appears due to the highlight
display function which shows white
saturated areas. (P29)
4: When the shutter button is pressed
halfway, a red lamp sometimes turns
on.
• In dark places, the AF assist lamp (P90)
lights red to make it easier to focus on a
subject.
5: The camera will make sounds caused
by internal mechanical movement
when it is shaken.
• The sound arises when the lens moves.
This is not a malfunction.
6: The AF assist lamp does not turn on.
• Is [AF ASSIST LAMP] on the [REC]
mode menu set to [ON]?
• Are you taking pictures in dark places?
– The AF assist lamp does not turn on
in bright places.
• The AF assist lamp does not turn on
when [SCENERY] (P73), [NIGHT
SCENERY] (P74), [FIREWORKS]
(P77), or [PANNING] (P80) in scene
mode is selected.
7: The camera is getting warmer.
• The surface of the camera may get
warmer during use. This does not
cause a problem with the performance
or quality of the camera.
8: When the zoom ring is rotated, the
camera makes a noise.
• When the zoom function is activated,
you may hear some sound from the
camera or the camera may shake.
However, it is not a malfunction.
9: The lens clicks.
• When brightness has changed due to
the zoom or the movement of the
camera or other, the lens may click and
the picture on the screen may be
drastically changed, however, the
pictures are not affected.
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The sound is caused by automatic
adjustment of the aperture.
It is not a malfunction.
10: The clock setting is reset.
• If you do not use the camera for a long
time, the clock setting may be reset.
When the message [PLEASE SET
THE CLOCK] appears, set the clock
again.
• When you take a picture before setting
the clock, [0:00 0. 0. 0] is
recorded.
11: Colors that were actually not around
the subject appear on the picture.
• On the camera, color shift may appear
by the characteristic of the lens.
This is not a malfunction.
12: The file numbers are not recorded
consecutively.
• When you perform an operation after
taking a certain action, the pictures
may be recorded in folders with
different numbers from the ones used
prior to the operation. (P119)
13: The file numbers are recorded in
ascending order.
• If the battery is inserted or removed
when the camera is not turned off, the
recorded folder numbers are lost.
However if you turn the camera on
again and record pictures, the
recorded folder numbers are different
from the prior recorded folder
numbers.
Others
Specifications
Digital Camera:
Power Source:
Power Consumption:
Information for your safety
DC 8.4 V
2.1 W (When recording with LCD Monitor)
2.0 W (When recording with Viewfinder)
1.2 W (When playing back with LCD Monitor)
1.1 W (When playing back with Viewfinder)
Camera Effective pixels: 8,000,000 pixels
Image sensor:
1/1.8q CCD, total pixel number 8,320,000 pixels
Primary color filter
Lens:
Optical 12k zoom, fl7.4 mm to 88.8 mm (35 mm film camera
equivalent: 35 mm to 420 mm)/F2.8 to F3.7
Digital zoom:
Max. 4k
Focus:
Normal/AF MACRO/Manual/Macro, 9-area-focusing/
3-area-focusing (High speed)/1-area-focusing (High speed)/
1-area-focusing/Spot-focusing
Focus range:
AF: 30 cm (0.98 feet) (Wide)/2 m (6.56 feet) (Tele) to ¶
AF MACRO/MF: 5 cm (0.16 feet) (Wide)/
2 m (6.56 feet) (Tele) to ¶
Shutter system:
Electronic shutteriMechanical shutter
Burst recording
Burst speed:
3 frames/second (High speed), 2 frames/second (Low speed),
Approx. 2 frames/second (Unlimited)
Number of recordable
pictures:
Max. 9 frames (Standard), max. 5 frames (Fine), Depends on
the remaining capacity of the card. (Unlimited)
(Performance in burst recording is only with SD Memory Card.
MultiMediaCard performance will be less.)
Motion picture recording: 640k480 pixels/320k240 pixels
(30 or 10 frames/second with audio. The maximum recording
time depends on the capacity of the card.)
ISO sensitivity:
AUTO/80/100/200/400
Shutter speed:
60 to 1/2000th
[STARRY SKY] mode: 15 seconds, 30 seconds, 60 seconds
White balance:
AUTO/Daylight/Cloudy/Halogen/Flash/White set1/White set2
Exposure (AE):
Program AE (P)/Aperture-priority AE (A)/
Shutter-priority AE (S)/Manual exposure (M)
Exposure compensation (1/3 EV Step, j2 EV to i2 EV)
Metering mode:
Multiple/Center weighted/Spot
LCD monitor:
2.0q low-temperature polycrystalline TFT LCD
(235,000 pixels) (field of view ratio about 100%)
Viewfinder:
Color LCD Viewfinder (235,000 pixels)
(field of view ratio about 100%)
(with diopter adjustment j4 to i4 diopter)
Flash:
Built-in pop up flash
Flash range: (ISO AUTO)
Approx. 30 cm (0.98 feet) to 7.0 m (23.0 feet) (Wide)
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Microphone:
Speaker:
Recording media:
Picture size
Still picture:
Motion pictures:
Quality:
Recording file format
Still Picture:
Picture with audio:
Motion pictures:
Interface
Digital:
Analog video/audio:
Terminal
REMOTE:
AV OUT/DIGITAL:
DC IN:
Dimensions:
AUTO, AUTO/Red-eye reduction, Forced ON (Forced ON/
Red-eye reduction), Slow sync./Red-eye reduction,
Forced OFF
Monaural
Monaural
SD Memory Card/MultiMediaCard
When the aspect ratio setting is [
]
3264k2448 pixels, 2560k1920 pixels, 2048k1536 pixels,
1600k1200 pixels, 1280k960 pixels
When the aspect ratio setting is [
]
3072k1728 pixels, 1920k1080 pixels
When the aspect ratio setting is [
]
3248k2160 pixels, 2560k1712 pixels, 2048k1360 pixels,
640k480 pixels/320k240 pixels
Fine/Standard/TIFF/RAW
JPEG (Design rule for Camera File system, based on Exif 2.2
standard)/TIFF (RGB), DPOF corresponding
JPEG (Design rule for Camera File system, based on Exif 2.2
standard)i640k480 pixels
QuickTime (picture with audio)
QuickTime Motion JPEG (motion pictures with audio)
USB 2.0 (Full Speed)
NTSC/PAL Composite (Switched by menu),
Audio line output (monaural)
Operating Temperature:
Operating Humidity:
φ 2.5 mm jack
Dedicated jack (8 pin)
type 3 jack
140.75 mm (W)k85.5 mm (H)k138.1 mm (D) (5 9/16q (W)k
3 3/8q (H)k5 7/16q (D)) (excluding the projection part)
Approx. 674 g/23.8 oz
(excluding Memory Card and battery)
Approx. 740 g/26.1 oz (with Memory Card and battery)
0 oC to 40 oC (32 oF to 104 oF)
10% to 80%
Battery Charger
(Panasonic DE-993B):
Information for your safety
Mass:
Input:
Output:
Equipment mobility:
110 to 240 V 50/60 Hz, 0.15 A
CHARGE 8.4 V 0.43 A
Movable
Battery Pack (lithium-ion)
(Panasonic CGR-S006A): Information for your safety
Voltage/capacity:
7.2 V, 710 mAh
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Digital Camera Accessory System
Accessory#
Figure
Description
CGR-S006A
Lithium Ion Battery
DMW-CAC1
Battery Charger/AC Adaptor
DMW-LND55
ND Filter
DMW-LMC55
MC Protector
RP-SDK02GU1A
RP-SDK01GU1A
RP-SDK512U1A
RP-SD512BU1A
RP-SDH256U1A
RP-SD256BU1A
RP-SD128BU1A
RP-SD064BPPA
RP-SD032BPPA
2 GB SD Memory Card
1 GB SD Memory Card
512 MB SD Memory Card
512 MB SD Memory Card
256 MB SD Memory Card
256 MB SD Memory Card
128 MB SD Memory Card
64 MB SD Memory Card
32 MB SD Memory Card
BN-SDCAPU/1B
SD USB Reader/Writer
(compatible with
MultiMediaCard)
BN-SDABPU/1B
SD PC Card Adaptor
(compatible with
MultiMediaCard)
DMW-FL28
External Flash
DMW-RS1
Remote Shutter
• Please refer to pages 13, for details on the battery charging time and the number of
recordable pictures.
• NOTE: Accessories and/or model numbers may vary by country. Please consult your
local dealer.
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Digital Camera Accessory Order Form
(For USA Customers)
Please photocopy this form when placing an order.
1. Digital Camera Model #
2. Items Ordered
Accessory #
Description
Price Each
Quantity
Total Price
Subtotal
Your State & Local Sales Tax
Shipping & Handling
6.95
Total Enclosed
3. Method of payment (check one)
Check of Money Order enclosed (NO C.O.D.SHIPMENTS)
VISA
Credit Card #
MasterCard
Expiration Date
Discover
Customer Signature
Make Check or Money Order to: PANASONIC ACCESSORIES
(Please do not send cash)
4. Shipping information (UPS delivery requires complete street address)
Ship To:
Mr.
Mrs.
Ms.
First
Phone#:
Last
Day
(
)
Night
(
)
Street Address
City
State
Zip
TO OBTAIN ANY OF OUR DIGITAL CAMERA ACCESSORIES YOU CAN DO ANY OF
THE FOLLOWING:
VISIT YOUR LOCAL PANASONIC DEALER
OR
CALL PANASONIC’S ACCESSORY ORDER LINE AT 1-800-332-5368
[6 AM-5 PM M-F, 6 AM-10:30 AM SAT, PACIFIC TIME]
OR
MAIL THIS ORDER TO: PANASONIC SERVICES COMPANY ACCESSORY ORDER OFFICE
20421 84th Avenue South Kent, WA. 98032
In CANADA, please contact your local Dealer for more information on
Accessories.
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Request for Service Notice (For USA Only)
Please photocopy this form when making a request for service notice.
In the unlikely event this product needs service.
include your proof of purchase.
Request for Service Notice: • Please
(Failure to do so will delay your repair.)
(USA Only)
• To further speed your repair, please provide
an explanation of what wrong with the unit
and any symptom it is exhibiting.
Mail this completed form and your Proof of Purchase along with your unit to:
Panasonic Services Company
1705 N. Randall Road
Elgin, IL. 60123-7847
Attn: Digital Camera Repair
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Limited Warranty (For USA Only)
PANASONIC CONSUMER
ELECTRONICS COMPANY,
DIVISION OF PANASONIC
CORPORATION OF NORTH
AMERICA
One Panasonic Way, Secaucus, New
Jersey 07094
PANASONIC PUERTO RICO, INC.
Ave. 65 de Infantería, Km. 9.5, San
Gabriel Industrial Park, Carolina,
Puerto Rico 00985
Panasonic Digital Still Camera
Limited Warranty
Limited Warranty Coverage
If your product does not work properly because of a defect in materials or
workmanship, Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company or Panasonic Puerto
Rico, Inc. (collectively referred to as “the warrantor”) will, for the length of the
period indicated on the chart below, which starts with the date of original
purchase (“warranty period”), at its option either (a) repair your product with new
or refurbished parts, or (b) replace it with a new or refurbished product. The
decision to repair or replace will be made by the warrantor.
PRODUCT OR PART NAME
DIGITAL STILL CAMERA
(EXCEPT ITEMS LISTED
BELOW)
CCD
RECHARGEABLE BATTERY
PACK (IN EXCHANGE FOR
DEFECTIVE BATTERY PACK)
SD MEMORY CARD
(IN EXCHANGE FOR
DEFECTIVE SD CARD)
PARTS
LABOR
1 (ONE) YEAR
90 (NINETY) DAYS
6 (SIX) MONTHS
90 (NINETY) DAYS
90 (NINETY) DAYS
NOT APPLICABLE
90 (NINETY) DAYS
NOT APPLICABLE
During the “Labor” warranty period there will be no charge for labor. During the
“Parts” warranty period, there will be no charge for parts. You must carry-in or
mail-in your product during the warranty period. If non-rechargeable batteries
are included, they are not warranted. This warranty only applies to products
purchased and serviced in the United States or Puerto Rico. This warranty is
extended only to the original purchaser of a new product which was not sold “as
is”. A purchase receipt or other proof of the original purchase date is required for
warranty service.
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Carry-In or Mail-In Service
For Carry-In or Mail-In Service in the United States call
1-800-272-7033.
For assistance in Puerto Rico call Panasonic Puerto Rico, Inc.
(787)-750-4300 or fax (787)-768-2910.
This warranty ONLY COVERS failures due to defects in materials or
workmanship, and DOES NOT COVER normal wear and tear or cosmetic
damage. The warranty ALSO DOES NOT COVER damages which occurred in
shipment, or failures which are caused by products not supplied by the
warrantor, or failures which result from accidents, misuse, abuse, neglect,
mishandling, misapplication, alteration, faulty installation, set-up adjustments,
misadjustment of consumer controls, improper maintenance, power line surge,
lightning damage, modification, or commercial use (such as in a hotel, office,
restaurant, or other business), rental use of the product, service by anyone other
than a Factory Servicenter or other Authorized Servicer, or damage that is
attributable to acts of God.
THERE ARE NO EXPRESS WARRANTIES EXCEPT AS LISTED UNDER
“LIMITED WARRANTY COVERAGE”. THE WARRANTOR IS NOT LIABLE
FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RESULTING FROM
THE USE OF THIS PRODUCT, OR ARISING OUT OF ANY BREACH OF THIS
WARRANTY. (As examples, this excludes damages for lost time, travel to and
from the servicer, loss of media or images, data or other memory content. The
items listed are not exclusive, but are for illustration only.) ALL EXPRESS AND
IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING THE WARRANTY OF
MERCHANTABILITY, ARE LIMITED TO THE PERIOD OF THE LIMITED
WARRANTY.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or
consequential damages, or limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so
the exclusions may not apply to you.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights
which vary from state to state. If a problem with this product develops during or
after the warranty period, you may contact your dealer or Servicenter. If the
problem is not handled to your satisfaction, then write to the warrantor’s
Consumer Affairs Department at the addresses listed for the warrantor.
PARTS AND SERVICE WHICH ARE NOT COVERED BY THIS LIMITED
WARRANTY ARE YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.
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Customer Services Directory (For USA Only)
For Product Information, Operating Assistance, Literature Request, Dealer Locations, and
all Customer Service inquiries please contact:
1-800-272-7033, Monday-Friday 8:30am-8pm EST.
Web Site: http://www.panasonic.com/consumersupport
You can purchase parts, accessories or locate your
nearest servicenter by visiting our Web Site.
Accessory Purchases:
Purchase Parts, Accessories and Instruction Books online for all Panasonic Products by
visiting our Web Site at:
http://www.pasc.panasonic.com
or, send your request by E-mail to:
npcparts@us.panasonic.com
You may also contact us directly at:
1-800-332-5368 (Customer Orders Only)
Panasonic Services Company 20421 84th Avenue South, Kent, WA 98032
(6 am to 5 pm Monday - Friday; 6 am to 10:30 am Saturday; PST)
(Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card, American Express, Check)
Product Repairs
Centralized Factory Servicenter
MAIL TO :
Panasonic Services Company
1705 N. Randall Road,
Elgin, IL 60123-7847
Attention: Digital Camera Repair
Please carefully pack and ship, prepaid and insured, to the Elgin Centralized Factory
Servicenter.
Customer's in Puerto Rico, please ship or carry in to location below (“Service in Puerto Rico”).
Service in Puerto Rico
Panasonic Puerto Rico, Inc.:
Ave. 65 de Infantería, Km. 9.5, San Gabriel Industrial Park, Carolina, Puerto Rico 00985
Phone (787) 750-4300 Fax (787) 768-2910
As of November 2004
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Index
A
E
AC Adaptor .................................. 118, 121
Adjusting Flash Output .......................... 51
AE Lock Button ...................................... 40
AF Assist Lamp ...................................... 90
AF Mode ................................................ 88
AF/AE Lock ............................................ 38
Aperture-priority AE ......................... 64, 68
Aspect Ratio .......................................... 84
Aspect Ratio Conversion ..................... 113
Audio Dubbing ..................................... 109
Audio Recording .............................. 69, 87
Auto Bracket .......................................... 55
Auto Review ........................................... 22
Auto White Balance ............................... 82
Exposure ................................................ 41
Exposure Compensation .......................54
Extended Optical Zoom .........................34
External Flash ........................................97
External Flash Burst Mode .....................99
EZ .............................................. 32, 34, 85
B
Baby Mode ............................................. 75
Backlight Compensation ........................ 43
Brightness of the LCD Monitor/
Viewfinder .......................................... 22
Built-in Flash .......................................... 49
Burst Mode ............................................ 57
C
Candle light mode .................................. 76
Card ....................................................... 16
Card Access Indication .......................... 16
Center Weighted .................................... 87
Changing the Zoom Area ....................... 48
Charger ................................................ 130
Charging ................................................ 13
Clean Up .............................................. 114
Clock Set ......................................... 20, 23
Color Effect ............................................ 91
Condensation ........................................... 5
Continuous AF ....................................... 90
Conversion Lens .................................... 95
D
Date Printing ................................ 107, 124
Deleting Pictures .................................... 62
Demonstration of the Optical Image
Stabilizer ............................................ 56
Digital Zoom ........................................... 91
Diopter Adjustment ................................ 29
Direction Detection Function .................. 28
DPOF Print Setting .............................. 106
F
File Number ........................... 23, 119, 128
Fine ........................................................ 86
Fireworks Mode ..................................... 77
Flip Animation ........................................92
Focus .....................................................38
Folder Composition ..............................119
Folder Number ....................... 23, 119, 128
Food Mode ............................................. 73
Formatting ............................................115
H
Highlight Display ..............................24, 29
Histogram ..............................................30
I
ISO Sensitivity ....................................... 84
J
Jitter .......................................................39
L
Language setting ................................... 24
Layout .................................................. 123
LCD Monitor ................................... 25, 127
M
Manual Exposure ............................. 66, 68
Manual Exposure Assistance .................66
Manual Focus ........................................46
Mass Storage ....................................... 117
MC Protector ........................................126
Metering Mode ....................................... 87
MF Assist ......................................... 23, 47
Mode Dial ............................................... 36
Monitor Priority ................................. 22, 29
Motion Picture Mode .............................. 69
Multi Playback ........................................60
Multiple .................................................. 87
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ND Filter ............................................... 126
Night Portrait Mode ................................ 74
Night Scenery Mode .............................. 74
NO.RESET ............................................ 23
NTSC ..................................................... 24
Number of prints .................................. 122
Number of recordable pictures ........ 13, 31
O
One Shot AF .......................................... 47
Operational sound ................................. 23
Optical Image Stabilizer ......................... 56
Optical Zoom ......................................... 33
Out-of-frame Display .............................. 29
P
PAL ........................................................ 24
Panning Mode ........................................ 80
Paper Size ........................................... 122
Party Mode ............................................ 77
PC ................................................ 117, 118
PictBridge .................................... 117, 121
Picture Adjustment ................................. 92
Picture Quality Setting
(Motion Picture Mode) ........................ 69
Picture Size ...................................... 31, 85
Playback ................................................ 59
Playback Pictures on TV ...................... 116
Playback Zoom ...................................... 61
Playing Back Motion Pictures .............. 100
Portrait Mode ......................................... 72
Power Indicator ...................................... 37
Power Save ........................................... 23
Prefocus ................................................. 48
Program AE ........................................... 37
Program Shift ......................................... 39
Protect ................................................. 108
PTP ...................................................... 117
Q
Quality .................................................... 86
R
RAW ...................................................... 86
Recording Guide Line ............................ 29
Remote Shutter .................................... 125
Reset of setting ...................................... 24
Resizing ............................................... 110
Review ................................................... 44
Rotate .................................................. 105
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Rotate Display ..................................... 104
S
Scene Menu ........................................... 24
Scene Mode ........................................... 71
Scenery Mode ........................................ 73
Selecting the AF area ............................ 89
Self-timer ............................................... 53
Setting Favorites .................................. 103
Setup Menu ........................................... 21
Shutter sound ........................................ 23
Shutter-priority AE ........................... 65, 68
Slide Show ........................................... 102
Snow Mode ............................................ 78
Soft Skin Mode ...................................... 76
Sports Mode .......................................... 72
Spot ....................................................... 87
Spot-focusing ......................................... 88
Standard ................................................ 86
Starry sky mode ..................................... 79
T
Tele Conversion Lens ............................ 96
TIFF ....................................................... 86
Trimming .............................................. 111
U
USB Connection Cable ........ 117, 118, 121
USB Mode ..................... 24, 117, 118, 121
V
Video output ................................... 24, 116
Viewfinder ...................................... 25, 127
Volume of Speakers .............................. 23
W
White Balance ........................................ 82
White Balance Fine Adjustment ............. 83
White Set ............................................... 83
Wide Conversion Lens ........................... 96
Numerics
1-area-focusing ...................................... 88
1-area-focusing (high speed) ................. 88
3-area-focusing (high speed) ................. 88
9-area-focusing ...................................... 88
Others
Others
Spanish Quick Use Guide/Guía rápida en español
• Ajuste el reloj.
P
M
A
S
• Cuando se envía la cámara, la
batería está sin carga. Cárguela
antes del uso.
las imágenes.
OFF
ON
SCN1
1 Cargue la batería.
3 Encienda la cámara para tomar
SCN2
Ésta es una visión de conjunto que trata
del procedimiento para grabar y reproducir
las imágenes con la cámara.
OPEN
2 Inserte la batería y la tarjeta.
1 Ajuste el disco del modo a [ ].
2 Abra el flash.
(Cuando usa el flash)
3 Pulse el botón del obturador para
tomar las imágenes.
4 Reproduzca las imágenes.
A
P
S
SCN2
M
SCN1
1 Ajuste el disco del modo a [
].
2 Elija la imagen que quiere ver.
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QuickTime and the QuickTime logo are trademarks or registered
trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc., used under license.
Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company,
Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America
One Panasonic Way, Secaucus, NJ 07094
Panasonic Puerto Rico, Inc.
Ave. 65 de Infantería, Km. 9.5, San Gabriel Industrial Park, Carolina, Puerto Rico 00985
Panasonic Canada Inc.
5770 Ambler Drive, Mississauga, Ontario, L4W 2T3
C 2005 Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
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