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Basic Operating Instructions
Digital Camera
Model No.
DMC-FH6
DMC-FH6
DMC-FH4
DMC-S5
DMC-S2
DMC-FH4
DMC-S5
DMC-S2
Before use, please read these instructions
completely.
More detailed instructions on the operation
of this camera are contained in “Operating
Instructions for advanced features (PDF format)”
in the supplied CD-ROM. Install it on your PC to
read it.
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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. 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.
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.
Information for Your Safety
WARNING:
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock or product damage,
• Do not expose this unit to rain, moisture, dripping or splashing.
• Do not place objects filled with liquids, such as vases, on this unit.
• Use only the recommended accessories.
• Do not remove covers.
• Do not repair this unit by yourself. Refer servicing to qualified
service personnel.
The socket outlet shall be installed near the equipment and shall be
easily accessible.
■ Product identification marking
Product
Digital camera
Battery charger
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Location
Bottom
Bottom
■ About the battery pack
CAUTION
• Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only
with the type recommended by the manufacturer.
• When disposing the batteries, please contact your local authorities or
dealer and ask for the correct method of disposal.
• Do not heat or expose to flame.
• Do not leave the battery(ies) in a car exposed to direct sunlight for a
long period of time with doors and windows closed.
Warning
Risk of fire, explosion and burns. Do not disassemble, heat above
60 °C or incinerate.
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■ About the battery charger
CAUTION!
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock or product damage,
• Do not install or place this unit in a bookcase, built-in cabinet or in
another confined space. Ensure this unit is well ventilated.
• Do not obstruct this unit’s ventilation openings with newspapers,
tablecloths, curtains, and similar items.
• Do not place sources of naked flames, such as lighted candles, on this
unit.
• The battery charger is in the standby condition when the AC power supply cord
is connected. The primary circuit is always “live” as long as the power cord is
connected to an electrical outlet.
■ Cautions for Use
• Do not use any other USB connection cables except the supplied one.
• Always use a genuine Panasonic AV cable (DMW-AVC1: optional).
In the event of abnormal operation (e.g. if the unit emits smoke or an unusual
smell), immediately stop operating the unit and consult the Panasonic Customer
Care Centre on 132600.
Keep this unit as far away as possible from electromagnetic equipment (such
as microwave ovens, TVs, video games etc.).
• If you use this unit on top of or near a TV, the pictures and/or sound on this unit
may be disrupted by electromagnetic wave radiation.
• Do not use this unit near cell phones because doing so may result in noise
adversely affecting the pictures and/or sound.
• Recorded data may be damaged, or pictures may be distorted, by strong
magnetic fields created by speakers or large motors.
• Electromagnetic wave radiation generated by microprocessors may adversely
affect this unit, disturbing the pictures and/or sound.
• If this unit is adversely affected by electromagnetic equipment and stops
functioning properly, turn this unit off and remove the battery or disconnect AC
adaptor (DMW-AC5G: for shop display purpose only). Then reinsert the battery or
reconnect AC adaptor and turn this unit on.
Do not use this unit near radio transmitters or high-voltage lines.
• If you record near radio transmitters or high-voltage lines, the recorded pictures
and/or sound may be adversely affected.
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-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.
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Contents
Information for Your Safety .......2
Before use ...................................6
Standard accessories ................7
Names and Functions of
Main Parts ...................................8
Charging the battery ................10
Inserting and removing the
card (optional)/the battery .......11
Sequence of operations ...........12
Reading the Operating
Instructions (PDF format) ........13
Installing supplied software
(PHOTOfunSTUDIO) .................14
Specifications ...........................15
● Please note that the actual controls and components, menu items, and other
information for your digital camera may differ from those in the illustrations
and screens provided in this manual. When operation or other information is
more or less the same between models, DMC-FH6 is used as examples for the
instructions provided in this manual.
● The operations, procedures, or functions that differ among models are indicated
separately, together with the relevant model number.
(Example)
DMC-FH6
DMC-S2
Before use
■ Camera handling
●Keep the camera away from excessive vibration, force, or pressure.
●The camera is not dust resistant, splash resistant, or waterproof.
Avoid using the camera in places with excessive dust or sand, or
where water can come into contact with the camera.
■ Condensation (When the lens or the LCD monitor is fogged up)
●Condensation may occur when the camera is exposed to sudden changes
of temperature or humidity. Avoid these conditions, which may make the
lens or LCD monitor dirty, cause mould, or damage the camera.
●If condensation does occur, turn off the camera and wait about two
hours before using it. Once the camera adjusts to the surrounding
temperature, fogginess will clear naturally.
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Standard accessories
Check that all the accessories are supplied before using the camera. Part
numbers are as of January 2012.
Battery pack
DMW-BCK7E
• Charge the battery
before use.
Battery pack is indicated as
battery pack or battery in the
text.
Battery charger
DE-A92A
Battery charger is indicated as
battery charger or charger in
the text.
AC Cable
K2CJ2YY00052
Hand strap
VFC4297
USB connection
cable
K1HY08YY0015
CD-ROM
VFF0911
• Software:
Use it to install the
software on your
PC.
• Operating
Instructions for
advanced features
• SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card and SDXC Memory Card are
indicated as card in the text.
• Memory cards are optional. You can record or play back pictures on the
built-in memory when you are not using a card.
• Consult the dealer or your nearest Service Centre if you lose the
supplied accessories. (You can purchase the accessories separately.)
• Please dispose of all packaging appropriately.
• Keep small parts in a safe place out of the reach of children.
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Names and Functions of Main Parts
DMC-FH6
1
2
3 4
5
6 7 8
9
10
11
12
13
20 19
DMC-FH4
1 2
18 17
3 4
16 15 14
5
6 7 8
9
10
11
12
13
20 19
DMC-S5
DMC-S2
1 2
18 17
3 4
16 15 14
5
6 7 8
9
10
11
12
13
20 19
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16 15 14
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Self-timer indicator/AF Assist Lamp
Flash
Lens
Lens barrel
LCD monitor
Power button
Microphone
Shutter button
We recommend using
the supplied hand strap
to avoid dropping the
camera.
DMC-FH6
Zoom lever
DMC-FH4
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
DMC-S5
DMC-S2
Zoom button
[MODE] button
Hand strap eyelet
[AV OUT/DIGITAL] socket
[ / ] (Delete/Return) button
[MENU/SET] button
Playback button
Cursor button
Tripod receptacle
Speaker
DC coupler cover
For shop display purpose only
• When using an AC adaptor, ensure that the Panasonic DC coupler (DMWDCC10: for shop display purpose only) and AC adaptor (DMW-AC5G: for
shop display purpose only) are used.
• Always use a genuine Panasonic AC adaptor (DMW-AC5G: for shop display
purpose only).
• When using an AC adaptor, use the AC cable supplied with the AC adaptor.
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●The illustrations and screens in this manual may differ from the actual
product.
●Do not block the microphone when recording motion pictures.
●Some tripods or unipods, and some methods of holding the camera
may block the speaker, making it difficult to hear the beep, etc.
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Charging the battery
Insert the battery terminals and attach
the battery to the charger
Ensure [LUMIX] faces outwards.
Connect the charger to the electrical outlet
Charging light ([CHARGE])
On: Charging in progress
(approx. 120 min. if fully depleted)
Off: Charging complete
■About batteries that you can use with this unit
The battery that can be used with this unit is DMW-BCK7E.
• Use the dedicated charger and battery.
• The battery is not charged when the camera is shipped. Charge
the battery and set the clock before use.
• Charge the battery with the charger indoors (10 °C to 30 °C).
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Inserting and removing the card (optional)/
the battery
Turn off the power and slide
the card/battery door out ( )
before opening the door ( )
as illustrated
Insert the battery and card,
making sure that their
orientation is correct
• Battery: Insert all the way firmly until
a locking sound is heard,
and check that the lever is
hooked over the battery.
• Card: Insert all the way firmly until it
clicks.
Card
(check orientation:
terminals face LCD)
Do not touch the terminal
Charged battery
(check orientation)
■To remove
• To remove battery:
Move lever in direction of arrow.
DMC-FH6
DMC-FH4
DMC-S2
• To remove card:
Press down in centre.
DMC-S5
●Always use genuine Panasonic batteries (DMW-BCK7E).
●If you use other batteries, we cannot guarantee the quality of this
product.
●Keep the Memory Card out of reach of children to prevent swallowing.
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Sequence of operations
Press the Power button ( )
The clock is not set when the camera is
shipped. Set the date and time before
using the camera.
Press the shutter button ( )
and take pictures
Press halfway
(press lightly to focus)
Press fully
(press the button all the
way to record)
■Selecting the Recording Mode
Press [MODE] button to select the Recording Mode.
Taking pictures with automatic settings.
Take pictures with your own settings.
Take pictures according to scene.
Take motion pictures.
■Setting the menu
Press [MENU/SET] to display the menu screen to change the recording
function, camera settings, and other settings.
■Viewing your pictures
Press the Playback button
Press
to select the picture
■Deleting pictures
Press [
Press
/
] button to delete the displayed picture
to select [Yes] and then press [MENU/SET]
●In this manual, the button that is used is shaded.
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Reading the Operating Instructions
(PDF format)
More detailed instructions on the operation of this camera are contained
in “Operating Instructions for advanced features (PDF format)” in the
supplied CD-ROM. Install it on your PC to read it.
■For Windows
Turn the PC on and insert the CD-ROM containing
the Operating Instructions (supplied)
Click the “Operating Instructions”
Select the desired language
and then click “Operating
Instructions” to install
To return to the install menu.
Double click the “Operating
Instructions” shortcut icon
on the desktop
■When the Operating Instructions (PDF format) will not open
You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or later or Adobe Reader 7.0
or later to browse or print the Operating Instructions (PDF format).
Insert the CD-ROM containing the Operating Instructions (supplied),
click
and then follow the messages on the screen to install.
Compatible OS: Windows XP SP3 / Windows Vista SP2 / Windows 7
• You can download and install a version of Adobe Reader that you can
use with your OS from the following Web Site.
http://get.adobe.com/reader/otherversions/
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Installing supplied software (PHOTOfunSTUDIO)
This software allows you to acquire pictures to the PC, and also
categorise these acquired pictures by their recording date or the model
name of the camera used.
• Before inserting the CD-ROM, close all running applications.
Check the environment of your PC
Operating environment of PHOTOfunSTUDIO 8.0 LE
Windows XP (32 bit) SP3
Windows Vista (32 bit) SP2
Windows 7 (32 bit/64 bit) and SP1
Windows XP
Pentium III 500 MHz or higher
CPU
Windows Vista
800 MHz or higher
Windows 7
1 GHz or higher
1024 × 768 pixels or more
Display
(1920 × 1080 pixels or more recommended)
Windows XP
512 MB or more
Windows Vista
RAM
1 GB or more (32 bit)
Windows 7
2 GB or more (64 bit)
Free hard disk space 450 MB or more for installing software
OS
• Refer to the Operating Instructions of “PHOTOfunSTUDIO” (PDF)
for further information about the operating environment.
Insert the CD-ROM with the supplied software
When you insert the supplied CD-ROM, the install menu will start.
Click on the [Applications] on the install menu
Click on the [Recommended Installation]
• Proceed with installation according to messages appearing on the
screen.
●The software compatible with your PC will be installed.
– PHOTOfunSTUDIO (Windows XP/Vista/7)
– LoiLoScope 30 day full trial version (Windows XP/Vista/7)
(This will only install a shortcut to the trial version download site.)
●PHOTOfunSTUDIO is not compatible with Mac.
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Specifications
Digital Camera: Information for your safety
Power Source
Power
Consumption
DC 5.1 V
When recording:
DMC-FH6
1.0 W
DMC-FH4
DMC-S2
DMC-S5
1.1 W
When playing back: 0.6 W
Camera effective
pixels
DMC-FH6
DMC-FH4
14,100,000 pixels
DMC-S2
DMC-S5
16,100,000 pixels
Image sensor
DMC-FH6
DMC-FH4
DMC-S2
1/2.33” CCD,
total pixel number 14,500,000 pixels
Primary colour filter
DMC-S5
1/2.33” CCD,
total pixel number 16,600,000 pixels
Primary colour filter
Lens
DMC-FH6
Optical 5 x zoom
f=4.3 mm to 21.5 mm
(35 mm film camera equivalent: 24 mm to 120 mm) /
F2.5 (Max. W) to F6.4 (Max. T)
DMC-FH4
DMC-S5
DMC-S2
Optical 4 x zoom
f=5.0 mm to 20.0 mm
(35 mm film camera equivalent: 28 mm to 112 mm) /
F3.1 (Max. W) to F6.5 (Max. T)
Image Stabiliser
Optical method
Focus range
Intelligent Auto /
Normal /
Motion Picture
5 cm (Wide) / 1 m (Tele) to
Scene Mode
There may be difference in above settings.
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Specifications
Shutter system
Electronic shutter + Mechanical shutter
Shutter speed
8 seconds to 1/1600th of a second
Exposure (AE)
AUTO (Programme AE)
Metering Mode
Multi metering
LCD monitor
2.7” TFT LCD (4:3)
(Approx. 230,400 dots)
(field of view ratio about 100%)
Microphone /
Speaker
Monaural
Recording media
Built-in Memory (Approx. 70 MB) /
SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card /
SDXC Memory Card
Recording file
format
Still picture
JPEG (based on Design rule for Camera File system,
based on Exif 2.3 standard)
Motion pictures
QuickTime Motion JPEG
(motion pictures with audio)
Interface
Digital
USB 2.0 (High Speed)
Analogue video
NTSC / PAL Composite (Switched by menu)
Audio
Audio line output (Monaural)
Terminal
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AV OUT / DIGITAL: Dedicated jack (8 pin)
Dimensions
DMC-FH6
Approx. 96.4 mm (W) x 55.5 mm (H) x 19.9 mm (D)
(excluding the projection part)
DMC-FH4
Approx. 97.6 mm (W) x 56.2 mm (H) x 20.8 mm (D)
(excluding the projection part)
DMC-S5
DMC-S2
Approx. 97.9 mm (W) x 56.6 mm (H) x 20.6 mm (D)
(excluding the projection part)
Mass
DMC-FH6
With card and battery: Approx. 119
Excluding card and battery: Approx. 103
DMC-FH4
With card and battery: Approx. 113
Excluding card and battery: Approx. 96
DMC-S5
DMC-S2
With card and battery: Approx. 112
Excluding card and battery: Approx. 95
Operating
temperature
0 °C to 40 °C
(Operating humidity: 10%RH to 80%RH)
Battery charger
(Panasonic DE-A92A): Information for your safety
Input
AC ~ 110 V to 240 V, 50/60 Hz, 0.2 A
Output
DC
4.2 V, 0.43 A
Battery pack (lithium-ion)
(Panasonic DMW-BCK7E): Information for your safety
Voltage / capacity
3.6 V / 680 mAh
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• SDXC Logo is a trademark of SD-3C, LLC.
• QuickTime and the QuickTime logo are trademarks or
registered trademarks of Apple Inc., used under license
therefrom.
• Mac and Mac OS are trademarks of Apple Inc.,
registered in the U.S. and other countries.
• Windows and Windows Vista are either registered
trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in
the United States and/or other countries.
• This product uses “DynaFont” from DynaComware
Corporation. DynaFont is a registered trademark of
DynaComware Taiwan Inc.
• Other names, company names, and product names
printed in these instructions are trademarks or
registered trademarks of the companies concerned.
Web Site: http://panasonic.net
© Panasonic Corporation 2012
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