Chrysler 2007 Town and Country Automobile User Manual

Owner’s Manual
for advanced features
Digital Camera
Model No.
DMC-LX7
Before connecting, operating or adjusting this product,
please read the instructions completely.
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Contents
Using the [Setup] menu....................... 27
Preparations
Before use............................................... 6
Standard Accessories............................ 8
Names and Functions of Main Parts..... 9
Attaching the lens cap and
shoulder strap...................................... 13
Charging battery................................... 14
Remaining battery........................................15
Guidelines for number of recordable
pictures and operating time..........................16
Inserting and removing the battery
or SD memory card (optional)............. 18
Saving your pictures
(cards and built-in memory)................ 20
Recording capacity guidelines
(pictures/recording time)..............................21
Setting the clock................................... 23
Changing time settings.................................24
Setting the menu.................................. 25
[Clock Set]....................................................27
[World Time].................................................27
[Travel Date].................................................28
[Beep]...........................................................29
[Volume].......................................................30
[Cust.Set Mem.]...........................................30
[Fn Button Set].............................................30
[LCD Display] / [Viewfinder].........................31
[LCD Mode]..................................................31
[LVF Disp.Style] / [LCD Disp.Style]..............32
[Guide Line]..................................................32
[Histogram]...................................................33
[Video Rec Area]..........................................34
[Remaining Disp.].........................................34
[Highlight].....................................................34
[Expo.Meter].................................................35
[Lens Resume].............................................35
[MF Assist]....................................................35
[Economy]....................................................36
[Play on LCD]...............................................37
[Auto Review]...............................................37
[Start Mode]..................................................38
[No.Reset]....................................................38
[Reset]..........................................................39
[USB Mode]..................................................39
[Output]........................................................39
[VIERA Link].................................................40
[3D Playback]...............................................40
[Rotate Disp.]...............................................40
[Scene Menu]...............................................41
[Menu Resume]............................................41
[User’s Name Rec].......................................41
[Version Disp.]..............................................42
[Format]........................................................42
[Language]...................................................43
[Demo Mode]................................................43
Entering Text......................................... 44
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Application (Record)
Sequence of operations....................... 45
About recording modes....................... 48
Taking pictures with automatic settings
[Intelligent Auto] Mode......................... 49
Taking pictures by changing the
picture effect
[Creative Control] Mode....................... 64
[Expressive]..................................................66
[Retro]..........................................................66
[High Key].....................................................67
[Low Key].....................................................67
[Sepia]..........................................................68
[Dynamic Monochrome]...............................68
[Impressive Art]............................................69
[High Dynamic].............................................69
[Cross Process]............................................70
[Toy Effect]...................................................70
[Miniature Effect]..........................................71
[Soft Focus]..................................................72
[Star Filter]....................................................72
[One Point Color]..........................................73
[Smooth Defocus].........................................73
[Radial Defocus]...........................................74
Automatic Scene Detection..........................49
Defocusing the background.........................50
About flash...................................................52
[Color Mode].................................................53
[Motion Deblur].............................................53
[iHandheld Nite Shot]...................................53
[iHDR]...........................................................54
AF Tracking..................................................55
[Intelligent Auto Plus] Mode..........................56
About setting items.......................................57
Taking pictures with your own settings
[Program AE] Mode.............................. 58
Program Shift...............................................58
[Program Diagram].......................................59
Taking pictures by setting the
aperture value
[Aperture-Priority] Mode...................... 60
Taking pictures by setting the
shutter speed
[Shutter-Priority] Mode........................ 61
Taking pictures by setting the
aperture value and shutter speed
[Manual Exposure] Mode..................... 62
Taking pictures according to the scene
[Scene Mode]........................................ 75
[Portrait]........................................................76
[Soft Skin].....................................................76
[Scenery]......................................................76
[Panorama Shot]..........................................76
[Sports].........................................................78
[Night Portrait]..............................................78
[Night Scenery].............................................78
[Handheld Night Shot]..................................78
[HDR]...........................................................79
[Food]...........................................................79
[Baby]...........................................................79
[Pet]..............................................................79
[Sunset]........................................................80
[Glass Through]............................................80
[3D Photo Mode]..........................................81
Recording motion pictures.................. 82
Taking still pictures while a motion picture
is being recorded..........................................86
Recording motion pictures with manual
operation [Creative Video Mode].......... 87
[High Speed Video]......................................89
Registering your own settings and
recording [Custom] Mode................... 90
[Cust.Set Mem.]...........................................90
[Custom].......................................................91
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Using Zoom........................................... 92
Optical Zoom................................................93
Extended optical zoom.................................93
[i.Zoom]........................................................94
[Digital Zoom]...............................................94
[Step Zoom]..................................................95
Taking pictures with Auto Focus........ 96
Recording with the Face Recognition
function [Face Recog.]........................ 130
Registering face pictures ..........................131
Editing or deleting information about
registered persons ....................................133
Using the [Rec] menu......................... 134
Taking front-on pictures of people................97
Automatically locking the focus on a
moving subject.............................................98
Subject not centered in picture.....................98
Determined position for focus......................99
Using Manual Focus together with
Auto Focus.................................................101
Taking close-up pictures................... 102
Taking pictures by locking the
exposure and/or focus....................... 103
Taking pictures with Manual Focus.... 104
Taking pictures with the
built-in flash........................................ 106
Changing the setting of the flash................107
Setting the ISO Sensitivity................. 109
Setting coloring
(White Balance)....................................111
Setting the White Balance manually.......... 112
Setting the White Balance using color
temperature................................................ 113
Performing White Balance fine
adjustments................................................ 113
Bracket recording using White Balance..... 114
Taking pictures with self-timer.......... 116
Setting the burst function.................. 118
Changing the aspect ratio of the
still pictures........................................ 121
Automatically changing the aspect ratio
while taking pictures [Aspect Bracket]........122
Using the built-in ND filter................. 123
Compensating the exposure............. 124
[Auto Bracket].............................................125
Switching the display of recording
information, etc................................... 127
Using the level gauge........................ 128
Using Quick menu.............................. 129
[Photo Style]...............................................134
[Picture Size]..............................................135
[Quality]......................................................136
[ISO Limit Set]............................................137
[ISO Increments]........................................137
[Extended ISO]...........................................137
[Program Diagram].....................................137
[Face Recog.].............................................137
[AF Mode]...................................................137
[Quick AF]...................................................138
[AF/AE Lock]..............................................138
[Metering Mode].........................................139
[i.Dynamic].................................................139
[Multi Expo.]...............................................140
[Min. Shtr Speed].......................................141
[i.Resolution]..............................................141
[i.Zoom]......................................................141
[Digital Zoom].............................................141
[Step Zoom]................................................142
[Stabilizer]..................................................142
[AF Assist Lamp]........................................143
[Flash]........................................................143
[Flash Synchro]..........................................144
[Flash Adjust.].............................................145
[Red-Eye Removal]....................................145
[Color Mode]...............................................146
[Motion Deblur]...........................................146
[iHandheld Nite Shot].................................146
[iHDR].........................................................146
[Opt. Viewfinder].........................................146
[Aspect Bracket].........................................146
[Time Lapse Shot]......................................147
[Date Stamp]..............................................149
[Clock Set]..................................................149
Using the [Motion Picture] menu...... 150
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[Rec Mode].................................................150
[Rec Quality]...............................................150
[Continuous AF]..........................................151
[Wind Cut]..................................................151
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Application (View)
Others
Viewing your pictures
[Normal Play]...................................... 152
Zooming in and viewing
“Playback zoom”........................................153
Viewing a list of pictures
“Multi Playback”..........................................154
Viewing pictures by their recording date
“Calendar Playback”...................................155
Playing back pictures recorded in burst
and interval recording.................................156
About panorama playback.........................158
Viewing motion pictures.................... 159
Capturing still pictures from
motion pictures................................... 160
Splitting up motion pictures.............. 161
Changing the picture information
display, etc.......................................... 162
Deleting pictures................................ 163
Viewing on TV screen........................ 183
VIERA Link (HDMI) (HDAVI Control™)......185
Viewing 3D still pictures.............................187
Storing recorded still pictures and
motion pictures................................... 189
Copying by inserting the SD card into the
recorder......................................................189
Dubbing playback pictures via AV cables
(optional)....................................................189
Using “PHOTOfunSTUDIO” to copy to
your computer ...........................................190
Using with your PC............................. 191
Copying still pictures and motion pictures
recorded in [MP4]
(except AVCHD motion pictures)................192
Uploading pictures to image-sharing
websites.....................................................194
Printing................................................ 195
Printing multiple pictures............................197
Printing with date and text..........................197
Making print settings on the camera..........198
To delete multiple (up to 100)/
To delete all pictures..................................164
Different playback methods
[Playback Mode]................................. 165
Digital Camera Accessory System.... 199
Using the Live View Finder (optional)........199
Using the External Viewfinder (optional)....200
Using the external flash (optional)..............201
Using the filter (optional)............................203
Using the AC adaptor (optional) and DC
coupler (optional) instead of the battery.....205
[2D/3D Settings].........................................165
[Slide Show]...............................................166
[Filtering Play]............................................168
[Calendar]...................................................168
Retouching pictures........................... 169
[Auto Retouch]...........................................169
[Creative Retouch].....................................170
Using the [Playback] menu............... 171
[Upload Set]...............................................171
[Title Edit]...................................................172
[Text Stamp]...............................................173
[Video Divide].............................................174
[Resize]......................................................175
[Cropping]...................................................176
[Leveling]....................................................177
[Favorite]....................................................178
[Print Set]...................................................179
[Protect]......................................................180
[Face Rec Edit]...........................................181
[Copy].........................................................182
List of LCD monitor displays............. 206
Message displays............................... 211
Q&A Troubleshooting....................... 213
Usage cautions and notes................. 222
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Before use
■■Camera handling
Keep the camera away from excessive vibration, force,
or pressure.
●●Avoid using the camera under the following conditions,
which may damage the lens, LCD monitor, or camera
body. This may also cause the camera to malfunction or
prevent recording.
••Dropping or hitting the camera against a hard surface
••Sitting down with the camera in your pants pocket or
forcing it into a full bag
••Adding accessories to the camera strap
••Pushing with excessive force on the lens or LCD monitor
The camera is not dust resistant, splash resistant, or
waterproof.
Avoid using the camera in places with excessive dust
or sand, or where water can come into contact with the
camera.
●●Avoid using the camera under the following conditions,
which present a risk that sand, water, or foreign material
may enter the camera through the lens or openings around
buttons. Be especially careful because these conditions
may damage the camera, and such damage may not be
repairable.
••In extremely dusty or sandy places
••In the rain or by the shore, where the camera may be
exposed to water
■■Condensation (When the lens or the LCD monitor is fogged up)
●●Condensation may occur when the camera is exposed to
sudden changes of temperature or humidity. Avoid these
conditions, which may make the lens or LCD monitor dirty,
cause mold, 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, the fogging will clear
naturally.
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Before use
■■Always take a test shot first
Before important events when you will use the camera (at weddings, for example),
always take a test shot to make sure that pictures and sound record correctly.
■■No compensation for missed shots
We cannot compensate for missed shots if technical problems with the camera or card
prevent recording.
■■Carefully observe copyright laws
Unauthorized use of recordings that contain works with copyright for purposes other
than personal use is prohibited under copyright law. Recording of certain material may
be restricted even for the purpose of personal use.
■■Also refer to “Usage cautions and notes” (→222)
●●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.
●●Recording mode icons
You can select and execute indicated menus and functions for the recording modes
displayed in blue on mode dial illustrations next to section titles.
In the example shown on the left, the following recording modes
are available:
, , ,
and .
* and
will differ depending on the recording modes registered under
custom settings.
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Standard Accessories
Check that all the accessories are supplied before using the camera.
●●The accessories and their shape will differ depending on the country or area where the
camera was purchased.
For details on the accessories, refer to Basic Owner’s Manual.
●●Battery Pack is indicated as battery pack or battery in the text.
●●Battery Charger is indicated as battery charger or charger in the text.
●●SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card and SDXC Memory Card are indicated as card
in the text.
●●Please dispose of all packaging appropriately.
●●Keep small parts in a safe place out of the reach of children.
■■Optional accessories
••Cards are optional. You can record or play back pictures on the built-in memory
when you are not using a card. (→20)
••If any accessories are lost, customers in the USA and Puerto Rico should contact
Panasonic’s parts department at 1-800-833-9626 and customers in Canada should
contact 1-800-99-LUMIX (1-800-995-8649) for further information about obtaining
replacement parts.
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Names and Functions of Main Parts
1
2
9
8
3
7
4
6
5
1 Self-timer indicator / AF Assist Lamp
Illuminates when the self-timer is set or
when the Auto Focus is operated in dark
locations. (→116, 143)
2 Mode dial
Switches the recording mode. (→48)
3 Hot shoe (Hot shoe cover)
The hot shoe cover is already attached to
the hot shoe at the time of purchase.
4 Built-in flash (flash)
Use the flash open switch to open the
flash. (→106)
5 Shoulder strap eyelet
Attach the supplied shoulder strap and lens
cap string to this eyelet. (→13)
6 Focus selector switch
Switches the focus setting. (→96, 102, 104)
7 Aspect ratio selector switch
Switches the aspect ratio of a still picture.
(→121)
8 Thread protector (→203)
9 Lens
The lens barrel extends forward when you
take a picture.
■■About the hot shoe cover
Remove the hot shoe cover when using a Live View Finder
(optional), External Viewfinder (optional) or External Flash
(optional).
Removing the hot shoe cover
While pressing down on the hot shoe cover release button
, pull the cover in the direction of the arrow to detach.
●●Be sure to attach the hot shoe cover when the hot shoe is not in
use.
●●Keep the hot shoe cover safely after removing it so that you do not
lose it.
●●When the hot shoe cover is removed, make sure that foreign
substances such as liquids or sand are not spilled on the
dedicated connector.
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Dedicated
connector
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Names and Functions of Main Parts
10
11
16
17
18
12
13
15
14
19 20
21
10 Aperture ring
Adjusts the aperture value. (→60, 62)
11 Microphone
Records sound when you record motion
pictures. (→82)
12 Zoom lever
Adjusts the recording range. (→92)
13 Motion picture button
Press this button to start and stop motion
picture recording. (→46)
14 Camera ON/OFF switch
Turns the camera on or off.
15 Shutter button
Press this button to record a still picture.
(→46)
16 Flash open switch
Operate this switch to open the flash. (→106)
17 Tripod mount
Attach a tripod or other accessories to this
receptacle.
Do not attach to a tripod with a 5.5 mm or
longer screw. Doing so may damage this
unit.
18 Speaker
Do not cover the speaker with your fingers.
19 DC coupler cover
Use the AC adaptor (optional) and DC
coupler (optional) specifically for this
camera. (→205)
20 Card/Battery door
Open this door to insert and remove a card
or battery. (→18)
21 Release lever
Slide this lever to open the card/battery
door. (→18)
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Names and Functions of Main Parts
22
23
28
26
27
24
22 LCD monitor (→206)
23 [ND/FOCUS] lever
To operate the lever, move it left or right or
push it in. Use this lever for Manual Focus
adjustment or for turning the built-in ND
filter on/off, etc. (→104, 123)
24 Rear dial
To operate the dial, rotate it left or right or
push it in. Use this dial for operations such
as adjusting the shutter speed or selecting
an operation item. (→61, 62, 124)
25 Terminal cover
How to open the terminal cover
25
26 [HDMI] socket
Connect the HDMI mini cable (optional) to
this socket. (→183)
27 [AV OUT/DIGITAL] socket
Connect the USB connection cable or AV
cable (optional) to this socket. (→183, 192, 195)
28 Status indicator
This indicator lights up in accordance with
the operating conditions of the camera.
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Names and Functions of Main Parts
37
29
36
30
35
31
34
32
33
29 Playback button
Switches between recording mode and
playback mode. (→152)
30 [MENU/SET]
Mainly used to display menu screens or to
set menu items. (→25)
31 [WB] button / Right cursor button ( )
Displays the White Balance setting screen.
This button is also used to move the
cursor on the menu screens and for other
functions. (→25, 111)
32 [DISP.] button
Switches the displayed screens. (→127, 162)
] button / Down cursor button ( )
33 [
Displays the setting screens for burst, selftimer and other functions. This button is
also used to move the cursor on the menu
screens and for other functions.
(→25, 116, 118, 125)
34 [Q.MENU] button / [
] button
Displays the Quick menu in recording
mode. Deletes pictures in playback mode.
This button is also used to return to the
previous screen on the menu screen.
(→129, 163)
35 [Fn] button / Left cursor button ( )
Displays the screen of the function
registered to the corresponding [Fn] button.
This button is also used to move the
cursor on the menu screens and for other
functions. (→25, 30)
36 [ISO] button / Up cursor button ( )
Displays the setting screen for ISO
Sensitivity. This button is also used to move
the cursor on the menu screens and for
other functions. (→25, 109)
37 [AF/AE LOCK] button
Locks the exposure and focus. (→103, 138)
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Attaching the lens cap and shoulder strap
Cover the lens with the lens cap to protect it when you are not taking pictures. We
recommend attaching the lens cap to the camera using the lens cap string to prevent loss
of the lens cap. We also recommend attaching the shoulder strap to prevent the camera
from being dropped.
Use the supplied string to attach the lens cap to the camera
Attach the lens cap
To attach and remove the lens cap, press the
areas shown by arrows in the illustration.
Attach the shoulder strap
Shoulder strap eyelet
••Attach the other end of the shoulder strap.
••Make sure that the shoulder strap does not come loose.
••Attach the shoulder strap with the LUMIX logo on the strap facing out.
••Use the shoulder strap around your shoulder.
- Do not wrap the strap around your neck. It may result in injury or accident.
••Do not leave the shoulder strap where an infant can reach it.
- It may result in an accident by mistakenly wrapping around the neck.
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Charging battery
Always charge before first use! (battery shipped uncharged)
■■About batteries that you can use with this unit
It has been found that counterfeit battery packs which look very similar to the
genuine products are made available to purchase in some markets. Some of
these battery packs are not adequately protected with internal protection to
meet the requirements of appropriate safety standards. There is a possibility
that these battery packs may lead to fire or explosion. Please be advised that
we are not liable for any accident or failure occurring as a result of use of a
counterfeit battery pack. To ensure that safe products are used we recommend
that a genuine Panasonic battery pack is used.
••Use the dedicated charger and battery.
Position the battery contacts to meet the
charger, then insert the battery into the
charger
Plug the charger into the AC power
●●Plug-in type
●●Inlet type
Battery
Charging light
([CHARGE])
On:Charging in progress
Off:Charging complete
Charger
(model-specific)
•• The AC
cable does
not fit
entirely into
the AC input
terminal. A gap will remain.
●●Charge the battery with the charger indoors
(10 °C to 30 °C (50 °F to 86 °F)).
If light is flashing:
••Charging may take longer
than normal if battery
temperature is too high or
too low (charging may not be
completed).
••Battery/charger connector is
dirty. Clean with a dry cloth.
Detach the battery after charging is
completed
●●The battery charger is in the standby condition when the AC power is supplied.
The primary circuit is always “live” as long as the battery charger is connected to
an electrical outlet.
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Charging battery
■■Notes on charging time
Charging time
Approx. 155 min
••The charging time indicated above is the time required for charging in case when the
battery is completely used up. The time required for charging differs depending on
conditions of battery usage. Charging takes longer in cases when temperatures are
either high or low and when the battery has not been used for a long period of time.
●●Always use genuine Panasonic batteries.
●●If you use other batteries, we cannot guarantee the quality of this product.
●●Remove battery from camera after use.
••Keep the battery in a plastic bag, making sure that it is kept away from metallic
objects (such as clips) when carrying or storing it.
●●To remove the battery, turn the camera off and wait until the LUMIX indicator on the
LCD monitor goes off. (Failure to wait may cause the camera to malfunction and may
damage the card or recorded data.)
●●The unusable battery should be discarded in accordance with battery recycling laws.
Call the RBRC hotline at 1-800-822-8837 for information.
Remaining battery
When using the camera, the remaining battery capacity is displayed.
Remaining battery (only when using battery)
(flashes red*)
If the battery mark flashes red, recharge or replace battery.
*While the LCD monitor is turned off, the status indicator will flash.
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Charging battery
Guidelines for number of recordable pictures and operating time
The number of recordable pictures or available operating time may vary according to
surrounding environment and usage conditions. Figures may be reduced if flash, zoom,
or other functions are used frequently, or in colder climates.
■■Recording still pictures
Number of recordable pictures
Approx. 330 pictures
Recording time
Approx. 165 min
By CIPA standard
●●Recording conditions by CIPA standard
CIPA is an abbreviation of [Camera & Imaging Products Association].
••[Program AE] Mode
••Temperature: 23 °C (73.4 °F)/Humidity: 50%RH when LCD monitor is on.
••Using a Panasonic SD Memory Card (32 MB).
••Using the supplied battery.
••Starting recording 30 seconds after the camera is turned on (when the Optical Image
Stabilizer function is set to [ON]).
••Recording once every 30 seconds with full flash every second recording.
••Rotating the zoom lever from Tele to Wide or vice versa in every recording.
••Turning the camera off every 10 recordings and leaving it until the temperature of the
battery decreases.
Number reduced if intervals are longer (e.g. to approx. one quarter for 2-minute
intervals under the above conditions).
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Charging battery
■■Recording motion pictures
[Rec Mode]
[AVCHD]
[MP4]
[Rec Quality]
[PSH]
[FSH]
[FHD]
Available recording time
Approx. 90 min
Approx. 100 min
Approx. 110 min
Actual available recording time
Approx. 50 min
Approx. 55 min
Approx. 60 min
●●Recording conditions
••Temperature 23 °C (73.4 °F), humidity 50%RH
••The time you can actually record when repeatedly turning the power on and off,
starting and stopping recording and using zoom.
●●Remaining time for continuous recording is displayed on the screen
••You can continuously record a motion picture in [MP4] for up to 29 minutes
59 seconds or approx. 4 GB. (Since recording in [MP4] with [FHD] creates larger
files, the recording time for such motion pictures will be shorter than 29 minutes
59 seconds.)
••If [Rec Quality] of [AVCHD] motion pictures is set to [PSH] or [FSH], you can
continuously record a motion picture for up to 29 minutes 59 seconds.
■■Viewing pictures
Playback time
Approx. 240 min
●●The number of recordable pictures or available operating time may vary according to
surrounding environment and usage conditions.
●●If available battery power is significantly reduced, battery is reaching end of lifespan.
Please purchase a new battery.
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Inserting and removing the battery or SD memory
card (optional)
••Set the camera ON/OFF switch to [OFF].
Slide the release lever to the
[OPEN] position and open
the card/battery door
Release lever
Do not touch the
terminal
[OPEN]
Lever
[LOCK]
Insert the battery and card,
making sure that their
orientation is correct
Charged battery (check orientation)
Card
(check orientation: terminals face LCD)
••Battery: Insert the battery all the
way firmly until a locking
sound is heard, and check
that the lever is hooked
over the battery.
••Card: Insert the card all the way
firmly until it clicks.
Close the door and slide the
release lever to the [LOCK]
position
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Inserting and removing the battery or SD memory card (optional)
■■To remove
••To remove battery:
Move lever in direction of arrow.
••To remove card:
Press down in center.
Lever
●●Remove battery from camera after use.
●●Keep the Memory Card out of reach of children to prevent swallowing.
●●To remove the card or battery, turn the camera off and wait until the LUMIX logo
display on the LCD monitor and the status indicator go out. (Failure to wait may cause
the camera to malfunction and may damage the card or recorded data.)
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Saving your pictures (cards and built-in memory)
Pictures will be saved to a card if one is inserted, or to the built-in memory
if not.
■■Built-in memory (approx. 70 MB)
••Pictures may be copied between cards and the built-in memory. (→182)
••The access time for the built-in memory may be longer than the access time for a
card.
■■Compatible memory cards (optional)
The following SD standard-based cards (Panasonic brand recommended)
Type of Card
Capacity
SD Memory Cards
8 MB – 2 GB
SDHC Memory Cards
4 GB – 32 GB
SDXC Memory Cards
48 GB, 64 GB
Notes
•• Can be used with devices compatible with the
respective formats.
•• Before using SDXC Memory Cards, check that your
computer and other devices support this type of card.
http://panasonic.net/avc/sdcard/information/SDXC.html
•• Using a card of SD speed “Class 4”* or above is
recommended for recording motion pictures.
•• Only the cards listed on the left with the given
capacities are supported.
* SD speed class refers to a specification for sustained write speeds. Confirm the SD speed by
checking the card label or other card related materials.
(Example)
••Latest information: http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/dsc/
(This site is available in English only.)
●●While the camera is accessing the card or built-in memory (for an operation such as
picture writing, reading, deletion, or formatting), do not turn off the camera or remove
the battery, card, AC adaptor (optional) or DC coupler (optional). Do not subject the
camera to vibrations, impact, or static electricity.
The card or the data on the card may be damaged, and this unit may no longer
operate normally. If operation fails due to vibration, impact or static electricity, perform
the operation again.
••Icons displayed while recording
: When using a card
: When using the built-in memory
●●Please reformat the card with this camera if it has already been
formatted with a computer or another device. (→42)
●●If the write-protect switch is set to “LOCK”, the card cannot be used to
record or delete pictures, and it cannot be formatted.
●●It is recommended that you copy important pictures to your computer
(as electromagnetic waves, static electricity, or faults may cause data to
be damaged).
Switch
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Preparations
Saving your pictures (cards and built-in memory)
Recording capacity guidelines (pictures/recording time)
The number of pictures you can take and the recording time vary in proportion to card
capacity (and depending on recording conditions and type of card).
Displayed when no card is inserted
(pictures will be saved to built-in memory)
Estimated remaining pictures or recording time capacity
(The display switches depending on the settings.)
■■Recording picture capacity (still pictures)
[Picture Size]
Built-in memory
2 GB
32 GB
64 GB
4:3
10M
16
440
7290
4:3
5M
24
650
10620
21490
4:3
0.3M
380
10050
162960
247150
14530
••When the number of recordable pictures exceeds 99,999, “+99999” is displayed.
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Preparations
Saving your pictures (cards and built-in memory)
■■Recording time capacity (motion pictures)
([h], [m] and [s] indicate “hour”, “minute” and “second”.)
When the [AVCHD] recording mode is used
[Rec Quality]
Built-in memory
32 GB
64 GB
[PSH]
–
2 GB
8m00s
2h31m00s
5h07m00s
[FSH]/[SH]
–
14m00s
4h10m00s
8h26m00s
32 GB
64 GB
When the [MP4] recording mode is used
[Rec Quality]
Built-in memory
[FHD]
–
12m02s
3h22m58s
6h50m54s
[HD]
–
22m59s
6h27m29s
13h04m28s
50m36s
14h12m48s
28h46m30s
[VGA]
1m42s
2 GB
••The time displayed in the table is the total time.
●●Remaining time for continuous recording is displayed on the screen
••You can continuously record a motion picture in [MP4] for up to 29 minutes
59 seconds or approx. 4 GB. (Since recording in [MP4] with [FHD] creates larger
files, the recording time for such motion pictures will be shorter than 29 minutes 59
seconds.)
••If [Rec Quality] of [AVCHD] motion pictures is set to [PSH] or [FSH], you can
continuously record a motion picture for up to 29 minutes 59 seconds.
●●If you make Web upload settings, the recording picture capacity and the recording
time capacity of the card may be reduced. (→171)
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Preparations
Setting the clock
The clock is not set when the camera is shipped.
Preparation: B
efore using the camera, remove the lens cap.
Turn on the power
The power is turned on.
If the language select screen is not
displayed, proceed to step .
Press [MENU/SET] while the
message is displayed
Press
to select the language
and press [MENU/SET]
The [Please set the clock] message appears.
Press [MENU/SET]
[
] button
Press
to select the items
(year, month, day, hour, minute,
display order or time display
format), and press
to set
Press [MENU/SET]
Press [MENU/SET] to set
••To return to the previous screen,
press [
] button.
●●If the clock is not set, the correct date cannot be printed when you order a photo
studio to print the picture, or when you stamp the date on the pictures with [Date
Stamp] or [Text Stamp].
●●If the clock is set, the correct date can be printed even if the date is not displayed on
the screen of the camera.
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Preparations
Setting the clock
Changing time settings
Select [Clock Set] from the [Setup] menu or [Rec] menu to change the current time
settings.
••Clock settings will be saved for approx. 3 months even after battery is removed,
provided a fully-charged battery was installed in the camera for 24 hours beforehand.
Select [Clock Set] from the [Setup] menu or [Rec] menu
••For details about how to set the menu (→25)
Set the date and time (Perform steps
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VQT4J11
Preparations
Setting the menu
You can use the menu to set camera and recording functions, operate playback functions,
and perform other operations.
Zoom lever
Press [MENU/SET] to bring up the
menu
Each item’s
background color
changes when it
is selected
Select the menu type (→26)
Press
to select the menu item
and press
Page
(Zoom lever can
be used to switch
to next page.)
Shutter button
Item
Press
to select the setting
and press [MENU/SET]
Selected setting
Settings
Press [MENU/SET] to close the
menu
••You can also close the menu by pressing
the shutter button halfway. (The camera
switches to recording mode.)
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Preparations
Setting the menu
■■Menu type
●●In recording mode
[Rec] menu
[Motion Picture]
menu
[Playback Mode]
menu
[Playback] menu
[Setup] menu
●●In playback mode
You can adjust settings such as number of pixels and flash.
You can adjust settings such as recording method and picture
quality.
You can adjust settings for playback methods such as [Slide Show]
and [Filtering Play].
You can adjust settings for recorded pictures, such as picture
protection and cropping and print settings.
You can adjust settings to make operating the camera easier, such
as setting the clock and changing the beep sounds.
■■Switching menu type
Press to move the cursor from the
menu item to the menu type (shown
in left-hand frame).
Press
to select the menu type to
be displayed and press to return to
the menu item
Menu type
Selected menu type
Item
●●The operation screen examples in this manual may differ from the actual screen
display or some parts of the screen display are omitted.
●●The menu types and items that are displayed vary according to the mode.
●●The setting methods vary depending on the menu item.
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Preparations
Using the [Setup] menu
[Clock Set], [Economy] and [Auto Review] are important for clock setting and
battery life. Please check these before use.
••For the setting procedures of the menu. (→25)
●●In [Intelligent Auto] Mode, only [Clock Set], [World Time], [Beep] and [Stabilizer
Demo.] are set.
[Clock Set]
Set time, date, and display format.
For details (→24).
[World Time]
Set the recording date and time with the local time at your destination.
••Message will be displayed when setting for the first time. In this case,
press [MENU/SET] and skip to step .
Use cursor button to select [Destination] and press
[MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select area and press [MENU/SET]
Current time at selected
destination
City/area name
Difference with home time
When [Destination] has been selected
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Preparations
Using the [Setup] menu
■■To set summer time
Press
in step
. (Press again to release the setting)
••When summer time is set, the current time is advanced by 1 hour. If the setting is
canceled, the time automatically returns to the current time.
■■When you come back from your travel destination
Select [Home] in step
and press [MENU/SET].
●●If you cannot find your destination in the area displayed on the screen, set based on
difference with home time.
is displayed on the screen for pictures recorded at the destination when they are
played back.
●●
••For the setting procedures of the menu. (→25)
[Travel Date]
If you set your travel schedule and record pictures, the day of your trip on which the
picture was taken will be recorded.
Use cursor button to select [Travel Setup] and press
Use cursor button to select [SET] and press [MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select the departure date and press
[MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select the return date and press
[MENU/SET]
■■To record [Location]
Once the [Travel Setup] is set, you can set the location.
Use cursor button in step
above to select [Location] and press
Use cursor button to select [SET] and press [MENU/SET]
Enter your location (Entering text (→44))
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Preparations
Using the [Setup] menu
●●The travel date is calculated from the set departure date and the date set in the
camera’s clock. When destination is set in [World Time], days elapsed are calculated
based on local destination time.
●●When [Travel Setup] is set to [OFF], the number of days elapsed is not recorded. It is
not displayed even if [Travel Setup] is set to [SET] after recording.
●●If settings are made before departure date, number of days to departure are not
recorded.
●●To print [Location] or the number of days that have passed, either use [Text Stamp] or
print using the “PHOTOfunSTUDIO” software on the supplied CD‑ROM.
●●[Travel Date] cannot be recorded for AVCHD motion pictures.
●●[Destination] cannot be recorded for MP4 motion pictures.
••For the setting procedures of the menu. (→25)
[Beep]
Change or mute the beep/shutter sounds.
■■Settings
[Beep Level]
/
/
: High / Low / Mute
[Beep Tone]
/
/
: Change beep tone.
[Shutter Vol.]
/
/
: High / Low / Mute
[Shutter Tone]
/
/
: Change shutter tone.
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Preparations
Using the [Setup] menu
••For the setting procedures of the menu. (→25)
[Volume]
Adjust volume of sound from speakers (7 levels).
■■Settings: [0] / [1] / [2] / [3] / [4] / [5] / [6]
●●Cannot be used to adjust TV speaker volume when connected to TV.
[Cust.Set Mem.]
Register the current camera settings.
For details (→90).
[Fn Button Set]
Register frequently used functions from the [Rec] menu, [Setup] menu or other menus to
the [Fn] button for faster operation.
■■Settings
[Photo Style] (→134)
[Level Gauge] (→128)
[Quality] (→136)
[Guide Line] (→32)
[Metering Mode] (→139)
[Video Rec Area] (→34)
[AF Mode] (→97)
[Remaining Disp.] (→34)
[Focus Area Set] (→100)
[Flash] (→107)
[1 Shot AF] (→105)
[Flash Adjust.] (→145)
[i.Dynamic] (→139)
[Aspect Bracket] (→122)
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Preparations
Using the [Setup] menu
••For the setting procedures of the menu. (→25)
[LCD Display] / [Viewfinder]
Adjust the brightness and coloring of the LCD monitor. When the display is switched to
Live View Finder (optional), the brightness and coloring of the viewfinder are adjusted.
Press
to select the setting item, and press
adjustments
to make
Press [MENU/SET]
●●Some subjects may look different from their actual appearance, but the recorded
picture will not be affected.
[LCD Mode]
Make LCD monitor easier to see.
■■Settings
:The brightness is adjusted automatically depending on how bright it is around the
camera.
:Makes screen brighter than normal (for outdoor use).
[OFF]
●●Cannot select [ ] in playback mode.
●●[ ] returns to ordinary brightness if there is no operation for 30 seconds when
recording. (Press any button to make the screen brighter again.)
●●Because the picture shown on the LCD monitor screen emphasizes brightness, some
subjects may look different than their actual appearance, but this will not affect the
recorded picture.
●●Setting [LCD Mode] reduces the operating time.
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Preparations
Using the [Setup] menu
••For the setting procedures of the menu. (→25)
[LVF Disp.Style] / [LCD Disp.Style]
[LVF Disp.Style]: Set the Live View Finder (optional) display.
[LCD Disp.Style]: Set the display of the LCD monitor.
■■Settings
: Live View Finder style display layout
: LCD monitor style display layout
●●Display screen example (when using the LCD monitor)
(Live View Finder style display layout)
(LCD monitor style display layout)
[Guide Line]
Display the guide lines used as a reference for picture composition.
■■Settings:
/
/
/ [OFF]
■■Setting the position of the guidelines
Select [ ] to set the position of the guidelines.
Select [ ] under [Guide Line] in the [Setup] menu
Use cursor button to move the position of the guidelines (point of intersection) and
press [MENU/SET]
••When you press [DISP.] button, the point of intersection will return to the center.
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Preparations
Using the [Setup] menu
••For the setting procedures of the menu. (→25)
[Histogram]
Displays distribution of brightness in picture – e.g.
if the graph peaks at the right, this means there are
several bright areas in the picture (Guide). A peak
in the center represents correct brightness (correct
exposure). This can be used as a reference for
exposure correction, etc.
(Example)
Dark ← OK → Bright
■■Settings: [ON] / [OFF]
●●When the histogram is not the same as that of the recorded picture under the
following conditions, histogram will be displayed in orange.
••When manual exposure assist indicates settings other than 0 EV in [Manual
Exposure] mode or during Exposure Compensation.
••When the flash fires.
••When the proper exposure is not achieved while the flash is closed or the
brightness of a picture on the LCD monitor cannot be displayed correctly in dark
locations.
●●The histogram displayed during recording is only a reference.
●●The histogram displayed during recording and that displayed during playback may be
different.
●●The histogram is different from those displayed using the image editing software of a
computer.
●●The histogram will not be displayed in the following cases.
••[Intelligent Auto] Mode
••During motion picture recording
••Playback Zoom
••Multi Playback
••When the HDMI mini cable is connected
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Preparations
Using the [Setup] menu
••For the setting procedures of the menu. (→25)
[Video Rec Area]
Enables verification of the recordable area for a motion picture before recording.
■■Settings: [ON] / [OFF]
●●Recordable area displayed for motion pictures should be interpreted as a guideline.
●●When using Extended optical zoom, the recordable area may not always be displayed
for certain zoom ratios.
[Remaining Disp.]
Switch the display between the remaining number of still pictures you can take or the
remaining recording time of a motion picture that you can record for the available card or
built-in memory.
■■Settings
(Displays the number of pictures that can be recorded)
(Displays the remaining recording time)
[Highlight]
You can set overexposed areas (areas that are too bright and where there are no shades
of gray) to flash on the screen when the [Auto Review] function is activated or during
playback.
■■Settings: [ON] / [OFF]
●●To reduce overexposed areas, record a picture by setting negative exposure
compensation using the histogram display and so on as a reference. (The right edge
of the histogram shows the overexposed portion.)
●●This feature is disabled during Multi Playback, Calendar Playback, Playback Zoom or
motion picture playback.
●●If the subject is too close to the camera when recording using flash, overexposure
may occur.
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Preparations
Using the [Setup] menu
••For the setting procedures of the menu. (→25)
[Expo.Meter]
You can set whether to display the exposure meter when operations such as shutter
speed and aperture value adjustments or Exposure Compensation are performed.
■■Settings: [ON] / [OFF]
●●If the exposure meter is not displayed, press the [DISP.] button to switch the display of
the LCD monitor.
●●The exposure meter will turn off if no operation is performed for approximately 4
seconds.
[Lens Resume]
Save the zoom position and the Manual Focus position in the memory when the camera
is turned off.
■■Settings
[Zoom Resume]
[ON]:Returns to the zoom position that was saved in the memory when the camera
is turned on next time.
[OFF]
[MF Resume]
[ON]:Saves the Manual Focus position in the memory when the camera is turned
[OFF] or when the focus selector switch is set to modes other than [ ]. This
setting will return to the focus position saved in the memory when the camera
is turned on or the focus selector switch is set to [ ] next time.
[OFF]
[MF Assist]
Set whether to enlarge the focus point when Manual Focus is used to adjust focus.
••About MF assist (→105)
■■Settings: [ON] / [OFF]
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Preparations
Using the [Setup] menu
••For the setting procedures of the menu. (→25)
[Economy]
Turn off the power or make the LCD monitor go dark while not using the camera to
minimize battery consumption.
[Sleep Mode]
■■Settings: [10MIN.] / [5MIN.] / [2MIN.] / [1 MIN.] / [OFF]
Automatically shut off power when no operation is performed for a preset period of time.
••To restore → Press the shutter button halfway, or turn on the power again.
●●Cannot be used in the following cases:
When the camera is using AC adaptor (optional) and DC coupler (optional), when the
camera is connected to a computer or printer, when recording or playing back motion
pictures or playing back pictures using Slide Show, or during interval recording or
when in Automatic Demo Mode
●●Settings fixed to [5MIN.] in [Intelligent Auto] Mode.
[Auto LCD Off]
■■Settings: [30 MIN.] / [5MIN.] / [2MIN.] / [1 MIN.]
Automatically turns off the LCD monitor when no operation is performed for a preset
period of time.
●●The status indicator lights up when the LCD monitor is turned off. To turn on the LCD
monitor again, press any button.
[Live View Mode]
■■Settings: [NORMAL] / [ECO] (Reduces power consumption)
●●Although the recording screen picture quality may deteriorate when [ECO] is set
compared with when [NORMAL] is set, the recorded pictures will not be affected.
●●When [Live View Mode] is set to [NORMAL], the operating time will be reduced.
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Preparations
Using the [Setup] menu
••For the setting procedures of the menu. (→25)
[Play on LCD]
Set the LCD monitor to be displayed automatically when operation is switched to
playback mode while the Live View Finder (optional) is attached.
■■Settings: [ON] / [OFF]
[Auto Review]
Automatically display still pictures immediately after taking them.
■■Settings
[HOLD]: Auto review screen remains until a button (other than the [DISP.] button) is
pressed
[2SEC.] / [1SEC.]: Displays the playback screen for a preset time and then
automatically returns to the recording screen
[OFF]
●●The setting is fixed to [2SEC.] in [Intelligent Auto] Mode.
●●Automatically displays still pictures immediately after they are taken during [Auto
Bracket], [Aspect Bracket], [WB Bracket] and burst recording, regardless of the [Auto
Review] setting.
●●The Auto Review function is disabled during motion picture recording or interval
recording.
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Preparations
Using the [Setup] menu
••For the setting procedures of the menu. (→25)
[Start Mode]
Set whether the camera is activated in recording mode or playback mode when it is
turned on.
■■Settings
: When the camera is turned on, recording mode is activated.
: When the camera is turned on, playback mode is activated.
●●Even when [ ] is set, if the camera is turned on while pressing the playback button,
the camera is activated in playback mode.
[No.Reset]
Set the file number for the next picture to be taken to 0001.
●●The folder number is updated and the file number for the next picture to be taken is
set to 0001.
●●A folder number between 100 and 999 can be assigned.
Numbers cannot be reset once folder number reaches 999. In this case, save all
necessary pictures to your computer, and format the built-in memory/card (→42).
●●To reset folder number to 100:
First, format the built-in memory and card on the camera, and select [Yes] in [No.
Reset]. Then select [Yes] on the folder number reset screen.
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Preparations
Using the [Setup] menu
••For the setting procedures of the menu. (→25)
[Reset]
Return the [Rec] menu and [Setup] menu settings to the default settings.
■■Settings: [Reset Rec. settings?] / [Reset setup parameters?]
●●Information registered in [Face Recog.] is reset if recording settings are reset.
●●Resetting the setup parameters will also reset the following:
Age in years/months and names in [Baby] and [Pet] Scene Modes
●●Folder numbers and clock settings will not be reset.
●●Camera movement may be audible as the lens function is reset. This is not a fault.
[USB Mode]
Select communication method for when connecting camera to a computer or printer with
USB connection cable.
■■Settings
[Select on connection]: Select communication method each time you connect to
a computer or PictBridge-compatible printer.
[PictBridge(PTP)]: S
elect when connecting to a PictBridge-compatible printer.
[PC]: Select when connecting to a computer.
[Output]
Change the settings to be used when the camera is connected to a TV or other device.
■■Settings
[TV Aspect] (This setting performs when an AV cable (optional) is connected.)
/
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Preparations
Using the [Setup] menu
••For the setting procedures of the menu. (→25)
[VIERA Link]
Enable automatic linking with other VIERA Link-compatible devices, and operability with a
VIERA remote control when connecting via an HDMI mini cable (optional) (→185).
■■Settings
[ON]:Operations may be performed via the remote control of the VIERA Linkcompatible device. (Not all operations will be available.)
Operability of the camera’s own buttons will be limited.
[OFF]:Operations must be performed via the camera’s own buttons.
[3D Playback]
Set how 3D still picture is output.
■■Settings: [3D] / [2D]
●●If you want to play back a picture in 2D (conventional picture) on a 3D television, set
to [2D].
●●This item of the menu functions when an HDMI mini cable (optional) is connected.
●●For the procedure for playing back a 3D still picture (→187).
[Rotate Disp.]
Automatically rotate portrait still pictures.
■■Settings
:Rotate and display pictures displayed on a TV screen as well as those
displayed on the LCD monitor of the camera in portrait orientation.
:Rotate and display only pictures displayed on a TV screen in portrait orientation.
[OFF]
●●[Rotate Disp.] cannot be used with motion pictures.
●●Still pictures taken with the lens surface facing up or down, or still pictures taken on
other cameras may not rotate.
●●Pictures cannot be rotated during Multi Playback.
●●Will only be displayed rotated on computer if in Exif-compatible (→152) environment
(OS, software).
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Preparations
Using the [Setup] menu
••For the setting procedures of the menu. (→25)
[Scene Menu]
Set whether or not to display the selection screen for Scene Mode when the camera is
switched to Scene Mode.
■■Settings
[AUTO]:Displays the selection screen.
[OFF]:Displays the currently selected Scene Mode recording screen.
[Menu Resume]
Save the last operated menu position.
■■Settings: [ON] / [OFF]
[User’s Name Rec]
Record a user name on a picture while recording.
••Entering text (→44)
■■Settings: [ON] / [OFF] / [SET] (Register or change user name)
●●You can check the user name recorded on a picture using the “PHOTOfunSTUDIO”
software on the supplied CD-ROM.
●●You cannot record a user name on the following pictures.
••AVCHD motion pictures
••RAW file pictures
••Already recorded pictures
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Preparations
Using the [Setup] menu
••For the setting procedures of the menu. (→25)
[Version Disp.]
Check the camera firmware version or display software information.
●●When you press [MENU/SET] while the version is displayed, software information
such as the license is displayed.
[Format]
Use when [Built-In Memory Error] or [Memory Card Error] appears, or when formatting
the built-in memory or card.
When a card/built-in memory is formatted, the data cannot be restored. Check the
content of the card/built-in memory carefully before formatting.
●●When formatting the built-in memory, remove the cards.
(Only inserted card will be formatted if present; built-in memory will be formatted if no
card is inserted.)
●●Always format cards with this camera.
●●All protected pictures and other picture data will be deleted.
●●This requires a sufficiently charged battery, or an AC adaptor (optional) and DC
coupler (optional). Do not turn off power or perform other operations during formatting.
●●Formatting the built-in memory may take several minutes.
●●If the card cannot be formatted, please try another card before contacting Panasonic.
For USA and Puerto Rico assistance,
please call: 1-800-211-PANA(7262) or,
contact us via the web at:
http://www.panasonic.com/contactinfo
For Canadian assistance, please call:
1-800-99-LUMIX (1-800-995-8649) or
send e-mail to:
lumixconcierge@ca.panasonic.com
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Preparations
Using the [Setup] menu
••For the setting procedures of the menu. (→25)
[Language]
Change display language.
Set the language displayed on the screen.
[Demo Mode]
[Stabilizer Demo.]: Extent of jitter is shown on graph (Guide)
Extent of jitter
Extent of jitter after correction
●●During demo screen display, the Optical Image Stabilizer switches ON and OFF every
time [MENU/SET] is pressed.
●●Cannot display during playback mode.
[Auto Demo]: View introductory Slide Show
■■Settings: [ON] / [OFF]
●●[Auto Demo] cannot be displayed on external devices such as TVs.
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Preparations
Entering Text
Use the cursor button to enter names with the Face Recognition function and in Scene
Modes [Baby] and [Pet], or to register locations in [Travel Date] etc.
Use cursor button to select characters
Press [MENU/SET] until the desired character is displayed
Text is inserted at the cursor position.
••To change the character type
→ Select
, and press [MENU/SET].
Cursor position
■■Editing text
Use cursor button to select
and press [MENU/SET]. Then, move the
cursor to the text to edit
••You can also use the zoom lever to reposition the cursor.
Use cursor button to select [Delete] and press [MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select the correct text and press [MENU/SET]
When you are finished entering text, use cursor button to
select [Set] and then press [MENU/SET]
●●A maximum of 30 characters can be entered (max. of 9 characters for [Face Recog.]
names).
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Application (Record)
Sequence of operations
Before using the camera, remove the lens cap.
Turn on the power
Status indicator illuminated for
approx. 1 second.
Rotate the mode dial to select the
recording mode
Align the mode dial correctly to
the mode that you want to use.
Status indicator
Use the zoom lever to adjust
the range of the picture to be
captured
Capture a
wider area
(wide-angle)
Enlarge the
subject
(telephoto)
(Continued on the next page)
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Application (Record)
Sequence of operations
Take pictures
■■Taking still pictures (Shutter button)
Press halfway
(Press lightly to focus)
Jitter alert display
Press fully
(Press the button all
the way to record)
■■Recording motion pictures
(Motion picture button)
Press
(Start recording)
Press
(End recording)
●●If a warning is displayed
about jitter, use [Stabilizer], a
tripod, or [Self Timer].
In some cases, jitter can be
reduced by using a higher
setting for [Sensitivity].
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Sequence of operations
■■Holding the camera
AF Assist Lamp
Microphone
Shoulder strap
••To avoid camera shake, hold it with both hands
keeping your arms close to your body while standing
with your feet slightly apart.
••Do not touch the lens.
••Do not block the microphone when recording motion
pictures.
••Do not block the flash or the lamp. Do not look at it
from close range.
••Make sure that the camera does not move at the
moment the shutter button is pressed.
●●We recommend using the supplied shoulder strap to avoid dropping the camera.
■■About the direction detect function
Still pictures recorded with the camera held vertically can be automatically displayed in
portrait orientation during playback. (Only when [Rotate Disp.] is set to
.)
••The direction detect function may not operate correctly if pictures are taken with the
camera pointing up or down.
••Motion pictures cannot be displayed in portrait orientation.
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About recording modes
You can rotate the mode dial to switch recording modes.
Set to the desired recording mode
Align the mode dial correctly to the
→
mode that you want to use.
[Intelligent Auto] Mode
[Program AE] Mode
[Aperture-Priority] Mode
[Shutter-Priority] Mode
[Manual Exposure] Mode
[Creative Video Mode]
[Custom] Mode
Take pictures with automatic settings. (→49)
Take pictures with automatic shutter speed
and aperture value settings. (→58)
The shutter speed is automatically
determined for the aperture value you set.
(→60)
The aperture value is automatically
determined by the shutter speed you set.
(→61)
The user sets the shutter speed and
aperture value manually. (→62)
Record motion pictures with manual
settings. (→87)
Use this mode to access previously saved
user configurations. (→90)
[Scene Mode]
Take pictures using Scene modes. (→75)
[Creative Control] Mode
Take pictures using different picture
effects such as [Dynamic Monochrome] or
[Miniature Effect]. (→64)
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Taking pictures with automatic settings
[Intelligent Auto] Mode
Optimum settings are made automatically from information such as “face”, “movement”,
“brightness”, and “distance” just by pointing the camera at the subject, meaning that clear
pictures can be taken without the need to make settings manually.
••About recording modes (→48)
Automatic Scene Detection
Camera reads scene when pointed at subject, and makes optimum settings automatically.
The icon of scene detected
Recognizes people
Recognizes babies*1
Recognizes landscapes
Recognizes night scenes and people in them*2
Recognizes night scenes*2
Recognizes night scenes without a tripod*3
Recognizes close-ups
Recognizes sunsets
Reads subject movement to avoid blurring when scene
does not correspond to any of the above.
*1 When babies (under 3 years) that are registered with the Face Recognition function are recognized.
*2 Only when using flash. We recommend using a tripod and the self-timer.
*3 When [iHandheld Nite Shot] is [ON].
●●Depending on recording conditions, different scene types may be determined for the
same subject.
●●If desired scene type is not selected, we recommend manually selecting the
appropriate Scene Mode.
,
or
is detected, Face Detection is activated, and the focus and
exposure are adjusted for the recognized faces.
●●When
■■About Backlight Compensation (
)
Backlight is a condition where a light shines from behind a subject. When there is
a backlight, the subject appears darker and the camera will automatically attempt
to correct it by increasing the brightness of the picture. Backlight compensation is
automatically activated in [Intelligent Auto] Mode. When the camera detects backlight,
is displayed on the LCD monitor (depending on the backlighting conditions,
backlighting may not be detected correctly).
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Taking pictures with automatic settings [Intelligent Auto] Mode
Defocusing the background
You can also use [Intelligent Auto] Mode to adjust background defocusing easily, as with
in [Aperture-Priority] mode.
Press the rear dial
Press
Rotate the rear dial to adjust the
background defocusing condition
[
] button
••You can also press
to make
adjustments.
••To return to automatic adjustment
→ Press [
] button
Press the rear dial to finalize the
setting
Press
The aperture value is displayed.
([AUTO] is displayed in the icon
during automatic adjustment)
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Taking pictures with automatic settings [Intelligent Auto] Mode
Defocuses the
background.
Focuses the
background as
well.
The yellow range shown in the left figure is
the range for which the image is sharp.
••The range for which the image is sharp
changes based on the distance to the
focused subject and the zoom condition,
etc.
●●When you record motion pictures, the camera performs aperture control within the
appropriate exposure range, and the background defocusing may not change for
some subject brightness.
●●You can use [Intelligent Auto Plus] Mode to adjust brightness and coloring. (→56)
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Taking pictures with automatic settings [Intelligent Auto] Mode
About flash
Open the flash to use the built-in flash. (→106)
Open the built-in flash
■■Closing the built-in flash
When you do not want to use the flash or after
using the flash, press down to retract the flash
until it clicks.
●●Set to [ ●●When [ ●●When [ ], [ ], [ ] or [ ] depending on the subject and brightness.
] or [ ] is selected, the red-eye reduction function is activated.
] or [ ] is selected, the shutter speed is reduced.
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Taking pictures with automatic settings [Intelligent Auto] Mode
[Color Mode]
When you change the [Color Mode] setting in the [Rec] menu, you can change the color
of still pictures and motion pictures to be recorded.
••For the setting procedures of the menu. (→25)
Setting
Description
[STANDARD]
Records pictures with colors close to the actual colors.
[Happy]
Records pictures with sharp and vivid colors.
[B&W]
Records pictures in black and white monotones.
[SEPIA]
Records pictures with sepia tones to produce a nostalgic effect.
[Motion Deblur]
The camera automatically sets the optimum shutter speed in accordance with the
movements of the subject to minimize the blur of the subject.
••For the setting procedures of the menu. (→25)
●●When [Motion Deblur] is set to [ON], and the shutter button is pressed halfway,
appears on the screen.
●●The subject may be recorded in a picture size smaller than the number of pixels that
has been set.
[iHandheld Nite Shot]
If a night scene is detected automatically while the camera is handheld, the camera can
record the still picture with less jitter and less noise by combining a burst of pictures.
••For the setting procedures of the menu. (→25)
●●When the camera is fixed in place on a tripod or by other means, [iHandheld Nite
Shot] will not be identified.
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Taking pictures with automatic settings [Intelligent Auto] Mode
[iHDR]
When [iHDR] is set to [ON] and there is, for example, strong contrast between the
background and the subject, multiple still pictures are recorded with differing exposures
and combined to create a single still picture rich in gradation.
••For the setting procedures of the menu. (→25)
●●This function is automatically activated only when
(→49) is displayed on the LCD
monitor.
●●In the case that a single picture is going to be composed from a burst, a message
indicating that multiple pictures are to be recorded appears on the screen and burst
recording is carried out. Note that burst recording will not take place if the camera
determines that it can compensate for the difference in contrast without composing
the picture from a burst.
●●In the case of composition from a burst, afterimages may appear if the subject was
moving.
●●The camera does not combine pictures in the following cases:
••When the zoom ratio exceeds 3.8x
••[Burst Shooting] mode
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Taking pictures with automatic settings [Intelligent Auto] Mode
AF Tracking
In [Intelligent Auto] Mode, you can select [AF Tracking] in [AF Mode] in a single operation.
When [AF Tracking] mode is used, the camera can continuously focus on a subject and
adjust the exposure of the subject even when the subject is moving.
Press
to set [AF Tracking]
••To cancel AF Tracking → Press
again.
Align the AF Tracking frame with
the subject
Press [AF/AE LOCK] button to
lock
••To cancel AF Lock → Press
.
AF Tracking frame
AF Lock successful:
Yellow
AF Lock failed:
Red
●●The optimal scene for the AF locked subject is automatically identified.
●●Face Recognition will be inactive while using AF Tracking.
●●Under certain recording conditions, such as when the subject is small or when it is
dark, [AF Tracking] may not operate correctly.
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Taking pictures with automatic settings [Intelligent Auto] Mode
[Intelligent Auto Plus] Mode
When [Intelligent Auto Plus] mode is selected, you can easily adjust the brightness and
coloring, in addition to the background defocusing, without compromising the user-friendly
operation of the [Intelligent Auto] Mode.
■■Switching to [Intelligent Auto Plus] Mode
Use the [Intelligent Auto] menu to switch the mode.
••For the setting procedures of the menu. (→25)
: [Intelligent Auto] Mode
: [Intelligent Auto Plus] Mode
■■Adjusting brightness, coloring, and background defocusing
Press the rear dial
Press
to select an item to adjust
Adjusts brightness.
Adjusts background defocusing.
Adjusts coloring.
••[AUTO] is displayed in the icon during automatic adjustment.
Press
to make adjustments
Underexposure (dark)
Overexposure (bright)
Defocus background
condition
Brightness
Defocus the
background
Focus the background
coloring
Warm colors
Cool colors
••You can also rotate the rear dial to make adjustments.
••To return to automatic adjustment → Press [
] button.
Press [MENU/SET]
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Taking pictures with automatic settings [Intelligent Auto] Mode
●●When you record motion pictures, the camera performs aperture control within the
appropriate exposure range, and the background defocusing may not change for
some subject brightness levels.
About setting items
Only the menu items which are displayed in the [Intelligent Auto] Mode can be set. The
settings selected in the [Program AE] or other modes will reflect on the menu items in the
[Setup] menu that are not displayed.
●●Settings that can be made for the following items are different from the settings that
can be made in other recording modes.
••[Self Timer]
••[Burst Shooting]
••[Beep] in the [Setup] menu
●●The settings for the following functions are fixed:
••[Sensitivity]:
••[Quality]:
••[ISO Increments]: [1EV]
••[White Balance]: [AWB]
••[AF Assist Lamp]: [ON]
••[AF Mode]:
••[Flash Synchro]: [1ST]
••[Quick AF]: [ON]
••[Stabilizer]: [ON]
••[Metering Mode]:
••[Continuous AF]: [ON]
••[i.Resolution]: [LOW]*
••[Wind Cut]: [AUTO]
••[i.Zoom]: [ON]
••[Min. Shtr Speed]: [AUTO]
*The function will turn [OFF] in the following cases.
••
,
,
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Taking pictures with your own settings
[Program AE] Mode
You can take pictures with your own settings by changing the color tone, ISO Sensitivity
and other settings under the [Rec] menu and other menus.
••About recording modes (→48)
●●If aperture and shutter speed are shown in red, you
do not have appropriate exposure. You should either
use the flash, change [Sensitivity] settings or set
[Min. Shtr Speed] to a slower speed.
Aperture value
Shutter speed
Program Shift
The function for maintaining the same exposure (brightness) while changing the shutter
speed and aperture value combination is called “Program Shift”. You can use “Program
Shift” to take pictures by adjusting the shutter speed and aperture value even in [Program
AE] Mode.
Press the shutter button halfway
Select a combination of shutter
speed and aperture value
About the exposure meter
Program Shift indicator (
Shutter speed
(Automatic adjustment)
Aperture value
(Automatic adjustment)
)
Exposure meter
••To cancel Program Shift
→Rotate the rear dial until the Program
Shift indicator goes off.
●●When the camera is turned off, Program Shift is canceled.
●●Program Shift may not function for some subject brightness levels.
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Taking pictures with your own settings [Program AE] Mode
■■Example of Program Shift
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13 (Ev)
(Aperture value)
1.4
14
2.0
15
2.8
16
4.0
17
5.6
18
8.0
19
11
20
1
1/2
1/4
1/8
1/15
1/30
1/60
1/250
1/1000
1/4000 (Shutter speed)
1/125
1/500
1/2000
Program Shift amount
Program Shift diagram
Program Shift limit
[Program Diagram]
You can change the Program diagram.
You can preset the camera to select the maximum aperture or an aperture value that
achieves the best lens resolution as a combination of shutter speed and aperture value.
Select [Program Diagram] from the [Rec] menu
••For the setting procedures of the menu. (→25)
Use cursor button to select the setting and press [MENU/SET]
■■Setting: ([Standard]) /
([Max. Aperture]) /
([Optimum Accuracy])
●●When the [ ] or [ ] mode is set, the built-in ND filter functions automatically.
You cannot perform manual settings.
●●Even if you change the [Program Diagram] setting, the shutter speed and aperture
value combination can be changed using Program Shift. (→58)
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Taking pictures by setting the aperture
value [Aperture-Priority] Mode
When recording, you can control the aperture value to meet your recording purposes.
Shutter speed is automatically adjusted to be appropriate for the set aperture value.
••About recording modes (→48)
Rotate the aperture ring to select
the aperture value
You can set the aperture values between
[1.4] and [8] in 1/3-stop increments.
(Set the aperture ring where it clicks.)
About the exposure meter
Shutter speed
(Automatic adjustment)
Exposure meter
Set aperture value
••Proper exposure is not
possible in the range
indicated in red.
••When the aperture value is increased, the
range of depth in focus expands, and the
picture shows up clearly from the position of
the camera to the background.
••When the aperture value is reduced, the
range of depth in focus shrinks, and the
background can get blurry.
●●The aperture ring rotates only within the range of the printed indicators.
●●Since the maximum aperture value changes in accordance with the zoom setting, the
printed indication on the aperture ring and the actual aperture value may be different.
Refer to the exposure meter for the aperture value when you take a picture.
●●When the picture is too bright or too dark or there is incorrect exposure, the numbers
for the aperture value and shutter speed are shown in red.
●●LCD monitor brightness may vary from the actual still picture recorded.
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Taking pictures by setting the shutter speed
[Shutter-Priority] Mode
When recording, you can control the shutter speed to meet your recording purposes.
Aperture is automatically adjusted to be appropriate for the set shutter speed.
••About recording modes (→48)
Rotate the rear dial to select
shutter speed
About the exposure meter
Set shutter speed
Aperture value
(Automatic adjustment)
Exposure meter
••At faster shutter speeds, movements by the
subject show as if they are still.
••At slower shutter speeds, subjects that are
moving show as jittery.
••Proper exposure is not
possible in the range
indicated in red.
●●When the picture is too bright or too dark or there is incorrect exposure, the numbers
for the aperture value and shutter speed are shown in red.
●●LCD monitor brightness may vary from the actual still picture recorded.
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Taking pictures by setting the aperture
value and shutter speed [Manual Exposure] Mode
You can use this recording mode to set the desired shutter speed and aperture value
when you want to take pictures using the same exposure (same combination of shutter
speed and aperture value) or when you cannot obtain pictures at the desired brightness
even after compensating the exposure.
••About recording modes (→48)
Select the shutter speed and
aperture value
■■Setting the aperture value
You can set the aperture values between
[1.4] and [8] in 1/3-stop increments.
(Set the aperture ring where it clicks.)
■■Setting the shutter speed
About the exposure meter
Set shutter speed
Set aperture value
••Proper exposure is not
possible in the range
indicated in red.
Exposure meter
Manual exposure assist
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Taking pictures by setting the aperture value and shutter speed [Manual Exposure] Mode
■■Manual exposure assist (estimate)
Shows pictures with standard brightness.
Shows brighter pictures. For standard brightness, either use a faster shutter speed or
increase aperture value.
Shows darker pictures. For standard brightness, either use a slower shutter speed or
reduce aperture value.
●●The aperture ring rotates only within the range of the printed indicators.
●●When the picture is too bright or too dark or there is incorrect exposure, the numbers
for the aperture value and shutter speed are shown in red.
●●LCD monitor brightness may vary from the actual still picture recorded.
●●The shutter speed setting range changes depending on the [Sensitivity] setting.
[Sensitivity]
Shutter speed
80 - 1600
250 - 1/4000th
2000 - 3200
30 - 1/4000th
4000 - 12800
8 - 1/4000th
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Taking pictures by changing the picture
effect [Creative Control] Mode
You can select your own settings from various effects and take pictures while confirming
these effects on the LCD monitor.
••About recording modes (→48)
Press
to select the effect and
press [MENU/SET]
Preview screen
••When you press [DISP.] button, a
description of the selected effect is
displayed.
••When you select [ ] by rotating the mode
dial, the menu appears automatically.
••You can display the [Creative Control] menu
by pressing [MENU/SET]. For the setting
procedures of the menu. (→25)
●●The display of a picture reflecting a selected effect in the preview screen or recording
screen may differ from the actual recorded pictures.
●●A setting that was selected in [Creative Control] Mode is retained even after the
camera is turned off.
●●The following recording menu and settings are automatically adjusted, and cannot be
set manually.
[Sensitivity] [White Balance] [i.Dynamic] [Min. Shtr Speed] [Photo Style]
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Taking pictures by changing the picture effect [Creative Control] Mode
■■Adjusting the brightness, background defocusing condition, setting
conditions of a selected effect, etc.
Press the rear dial
Press
to select an item to adjust
Adjusts the brightness.
Adjusts background defocusing.
Adjusts the setting conditions of the selected effect, etc. (The
settings to be adjusted vary depending on the selected effect.)
••[AUTO] is displayed in the icon during automatic adjustment.
••The items that can be adjusted differ depending on the selected effect.
Press
to make adjustments
••You can also rotate the rear dial to make adjustments.
••To return to automatic adjustment → Press [
] button.
Press [MENU/SET]
●●When you record motion pictures, the camera performs aperture control within the
appropriate exposure range, and the background defocusing may not change for
some subject brightness levels.
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Taking pictures by changing the picture effect [Creative Control] Mode
For the [Creative Control] menu setting procedures. (→64)
[Expressive]
This picture effect creates a pop art style picture that enhances
the color.
■■Items that can be set
Brightness
Underexposure
(darker)
Overexposure
(brighter)
Degree of
background
defocusing
Defocuses the
background
The background is
in focus as well
Vividness
Subdued coloring
Gaudy coloring
[Retro]
This picture effect creates the soft appearance of a tarnished
picture.
■■Items that can be set
Brightness
Underexposure
(darker)
Overexposure
(brighter)
Degree of
background
defocusing
Defocuses the
background
The background is
in focus as well
Coloring
Yellowish coloring
Reddish coloring
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Taking pictures by changing the picture effect [Creative Control] Mode
For the [Creative Control] menu setting procedures. (→64)
[High Key]
This picture effect creates a brighter and lighter toned
appearance for the entire picture.
■■Items that can be set
Brightness
Underexposure
(darker)
Overexposure
(brighter)
Degree of
background
defocusing
Defocuses the
background
The background is
in focus as well
Coloring
Pinkish coloring
Light-bluish coloring
[Low Key]
This picture effect creates a darker somber appearance for the
entire picture to emphasize the bright portions.
■■Items that can be set
Brightness
Underexposure
(darker)
Overexposure
(brighter)
Degree of
background
defocusing
Defocuses the
background
The background is
in focus as well
Coloring
Reddish coloring
Bluish coloring
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Taking pictures by changing the picture effect [Creative Control] Mode
For the [Creative Control] menu setting procedures. (→64)
[Sepia]
This picture effect creates a picture with sepia tone.
■■Items that can be set
Brightness
Underexposure
(darker)
Overexposure
(brighter)
Degree of
background
defocusing
Defocuses the
background
The background is
in focus as well
Contrast
Low contrast
High contrast
[Dynamic Monochrome]
This picture effect creates a monochromatic picture with a higher
contrast and more dramatic atmosphere.
■■Items that can be set
Brightness
Underexposure
(darker)
Overexposure
(brighter)
Degree of
background
defocusing
Defocuses the
background
The background is
in focus as well
Contrast
Low contrast
High contrast
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Taking pictures by changing the picture effect [Creative Control] Mode
For the [Creative Control] menu setting procedures. (→64)
[Impressive Art]
This picture effect creates a picture with a higher contrast and
surreal appearance.
■■Items that can be set
Brightness
Underexposure
(darker)
Overexposure
(brighter)
Degree of
background
defocusing
Defocuses the
background
The background is
in focus as well
Coloring
Black & white
Gaudy coloring
[High Dynamic]
This picture effect creates a picture with a well-balanced
brightness for the entire picture (from dark areas to bright areas).
■■Items that can be set
Brightness
Underexposure
(darker)
Overexposure
(brighter)
Degree of
background
defocusing
Defocuses the
background
The background is
in focus as well
Coloring
Black & white
Gaudy coloring
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Taking pictures by changing the picture effect [Creative Control] Mode
For the [Creative Control] menu setting procedures. (→64)
[Cross Process]
This picture effect allows you to play with color effects.
■■Items that can be set
Brightness
Underexposure
(darker)
Overexposure
(brighter)
Degree of
background
defocusing
Defocuses the
background
The background is
in focus as well
Coloring
Greenish coloring / Bluish coloring /
Yellowish coloring / Reddish coloring
[Toy Effect]
This picture effect creates a picture that resembles pictures taken
by a toy camera with a reduced amount of peripheral light.
■■Items that can be set
Brightness
Underexposure
(darker)
Overexposure
(brighter)
Degree of
background
defocusing
Defocuses the
background
The background is
in focus as well
Coloring
Orangish color
Bluish coloring
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Taking pictures by changing the picture effect [Creative Control] Mode
For the [Creative Control] menu setting procedures. (→64)
[Miniature Effect]
This picture effect creates a diorama-like picture by intentionally
defocusing all but one section of the picture.
■■Items that can be set
Brightness
Underexposure
(darker)
Overexposure
(brighter)
Vividness
Subdued coloring
Gaudy coloring
■■Defocusing a picture
Press
Press
or
to move the focusing area (frame)
Rotate the rear dial to select the size of the focusing area
(frame)
Press [MENU/SET]
••When you press [DISP.] button, the initial setting condition
is restored.
●●The recording screen is displayed like a frame dropping with a slight delay compared
to normal recording.
●●No audio is recorded for motion pictures.
●●When a motion picture is recorded, the finished recording will be approximately 1/10th
of the actual recorded time period. (If you record a motion picture for 10 minutes,
the resulting motion picture recording time will be approximately 1 minute.) The
recordable time displayed on the camera is approx. 10x longer than actual time
needed for recording. When the recording mode is changed, be sure to check the
recordable time.
●●If you stop recording motion pictures too soon, the camera may continue recording
until a certain time. Hold the camera until the camera stops recording.
●●When you take a picture using a large picture size setting, the screen will become
dark for a certain period of time after the picture is taken. However, this occurs due to
signal processing and is not a defect.
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Taking pictures by changing the picture effect [Creative Control] Mode
For the [Creative Control] menu setting procedures. (→64)
[Soft Focus]
This picture effect creates a soft appearance by intentionally
blurring the entire picture.
■■Items that can be set
Brightness
Underexposure
(darker)
Overexposure
(brighter)
Degree of
background
defocusing
Defocuses the
background
The background is
in focus as well
Degree of
defocusing
Slight defocusing
Strong defocusing
●●The recording screen is displayed like a frame dropping with a slight delay compared
to normal recording. (When this effect is set, the recorded motion picture is played
back like a frame dropping.)
●●When you take a picture using a large picture size setting, the screen will become
dark for a certain period of time after the picture is taken. However, this occurs due to
signal processing and is not a defect.
●●Motion pictures cannot be recorded.
[Star Filter]
This picture effect creates a picture with point lights shining in the
shape of a cross.
■■Items that can be set
Brightness
Underexposure
(darker)
Overexposure
(brighter)
Degree of
background
defocusing
Defocuses the
background
The background is
in focus as well
Length of the rays
of light
Rays of light is
short
Rays of light is long
●●Motion pictures cannot be recorded.
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Taking pictures by changing the picture effect [Creative Control] Mode
For the [Creative Control] menu setting procedures. (→64)
[One Point Color]
This picture effect creates a monochromatic picture by retaining
the color you select only.
■■Items that can be set
Brightness
Underexposure
(darker)
Overexposure
(brighter)
Degree of
background
defocusing
Defocuses the
background
The background is
in focus as well
Amount of color
retained
Leaves a small
amount of color
Leaves a large
amount of color
■■Selecting the color to be retained
Press
Select the color to be retained using the frame in the center
of the screen and press [MENU/SET]
●●The selected color may not be retained for some subjects.
[Smooth Defocus]
This picture effect creates a smooth defocused area that
emphasizes the subject by operating the aperture when the
shutter is opened (during exposure).
■■Items that can be set
Brightness
Underexposure
(darker)
Overexposure
(brighter)
Vividness
Subdued coloring
Gaudy coloring
●●The result of this effect may be hard to see for some subjects.
●●Motion pictures cannot be recorded.
●●Use a tripod or other device since this effect slows the shutter speed.
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Taking pictures by changing the picture effect [Creative Control] Mode
For the [Creative Control] menu setting procedures. (→64)
[Radial Defocus]
This picture effect defocuses the entire picture by retaining a
sharper focus on the main subjects than with [Soft Focus] by
operating focus when the shutter is open (exposure time) during
recording.
■■Items that can be set
Brightness
Underexposure
(darker)
Overexposure
(brighter)
Degree of
defocusing
Slight defocusing
Strong defocusing
●●Motion pictures cannot be recorded.
●●Use a tripod or other device since this effect slows the shutter speed.
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Taking pictures according to the scene
[Scene Mode]
Using [Scene Mode] enables you to take pictures with optimum settings (exposure,
coloring, etc.) for given scenes.
••About recording modes (→48)
Use cursor button to select the
scene and press [MENU/SET]
••When you select [
] by rotating the
mode dial, the menu appears automatically.
(When [Scene Menu] in the [Setup] menu is
[AUTO])
••You can display the [Scene Mode] menu
by pressing [MENU/SET]. For the setting
procedures of the menu. (→25)
●●Selecting a Scene Mode inappropriate for the actual scene may affect the coloring of
your picture.
●●The following recording menu and settings are automatically adjusted, and cannot be
set manually.
[Sensitivity] [Metering Mode] [i.Dynamic] [Min. Shtr Speed] [i.Resolution] [Photo Style]
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Taking pictures according to the scene [Scene Mode]
••How to select a scene (→75)
Improves the skin tone of subjects for a healthier appearance in bright
daylight conditions.
[Portrait]
Tips
•• The more the zoom is drawn towards T side and the closer the camera is
brought to the subject, the greater the effect will be.
Smooths skin colors in bright, outdoor daylight conditions (portraits from
chest upwards).
[Soft Skin]
Tips
•• The more the zoom is drawn towards T side and the closer the camera is
brought to the subject, the greater the effect will be.
Takes clear pictures of wide, distant subjects.
[Scenery]
Creates a single panorama picture by stitching multiple still pictures taken
in rapid succession.
Use cursor button to select the recording direction, and press [MENU/SET] to
set.
Check the recording direction and press [MENU/SET]
•• Special panorama guidelines will be displayed during recording.
Press the shutter button halfway to focus
Press the shutter button fully and pan the camera in a small circular motion in
the selected direction to start recording
•• Taking pictures from left to right
2 sec.
1 sec.
3 sec.
[Panorama
Shot]
Recording direction
and progress status
(approximate)
•• Pan the camera so that you make a complete circuit in approx. 8 seconds
- Pan the camera at a constant speed.
- You may not be able to take pictures successfully if you move the camera too
quickly or too slowly.
Press the shutter button fully again to end recording
•• You can also end recording if you stop panning the camera while taking
pictures.
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Taking pictures according to the scene [Scene Mode]
••How to select a scene (→75)
Tips
•• Pan the camera in the recording direction as steadily as possible.
If the camera shakes too
much, it may not be able to
take pictures or may end up
creating a narrow (small)
panorama picture.
Pan the camera to a point slightly ahead of the point that you want to take.
(However, the last frame is not recorded to the end.)
[Panorama
Shot]
(Continued)
Notes
•• The zoom position is fixed to the W end.
•• Motion pictures cannot be recorded.
•• The focus, White Balance, and Exposure Compensation are all fixed to
optimal values for the first picture. If the focusing or brightness of pictures
recorded as part of a panorama picture after the first picture are significantly
different from those of the first picture, the panorama picture as a whole
(when all pictures are stitched together) may not have consistent focus and
brightness.
•• The following functions are fixed to the settings indicated below.
[Stabilizer]: [OFF] [Date Stamp]: [OFF]
•• Since several pictures are stitched together to create a panorama picture,
some subjects may be distorted or the joining portions of successively taken
pictures that are stitched may be noticeable.
•• The number of recording pixels per horizontal line and vertical line of a
panorama picture varies depending on the recording direction and number of
stitched pictures.
The maximum number of recording pixels is as follows:
- Taking pictures in landscape orientation: Approx. 8000 x 1080
- Taking pictures in portrait orientation: Approx. 1440 x 8000
•• Panorama pictures may not be created or pictures may not be recorded
properly when taking pictures of the following subjects or when taking pictures
in the following recording conditions:
- Subjects that have a continuous monotone or pattern (sky, beach, etc.)
- Moving subjects (person, pet, vehicle, waves, or flowers swaying in the wind,
etc.)
- Subjects whose colors or patterns change quickly (such as an image
appearing on a display)
- Dark locations
- Locations with a flickering light source (fluorescent lamp, candle light, etc.)
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Taking pictures according to the scene [Scene Mode]
••How to select a scene (→75)
Takes pictures of scenes with fast movement, e.g. sports.
Tips
•• Stand at least 5 m (16 feet) away.
[Sports]
Notes
•• Sports mode requires adequate lighting, to enable the higher shutter speed
to be used. This mode may not product acceptable results when shooting
indoors, under limited lighting.
•• Shutter speed may slow down up to 1 second.
Takes pictures of people and nightscapes with close to actual brightness.
[Night Portrait]
Tips
•• Use flash.
•• Subject should not move.
•• Tripod, self-timer recommended.
Notes
•• Shutter speed may slow down up to 8 seconds.
•• After recording, the shutter may stay closed (up to 8 seconds) to process the
signal. This is not a malfunction.
Takes clear pictures of night scenes.
[Night
Scenery]
Tips
•• Tripod, self-timer recommended.
Notes
•• Shutter speed may slow down up to 8 seconds.
•• After recording, the shutter may stay closed (up to 8 seconds) to process the
signal. This is not a malfunction.
Takes clear still pictures of night scenes with less jitter and less noise by
combining a burst of still pictures.
[Handheld
Night Shot]
Tips
•• After the shutter button has been pressed, do not move the camera during the
burst operation.
Notes
•• Since a burst of still pictures are combined after they have been recorded, it
will be a few moments before you will be able to record another picture.
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Taking pictures according to the scene [Scene Mode]
••How to select a scene (→75)
The camera can combine several still pictures taken with different
exposures into a single properly exposed picture with rich gradation.
Tips
•• After the shutter button has been pressed, do not move the camera during the
burst operation.
[HDR]
Notes
•• Since a burst of still pictures are combined after they have been recorded, it
will be a few moments before you will be able to record another picture.
•• A subject that was in motion when it was recorded may be recorded as an
afterimage.
•• The camera may take a single still picture instead of several pictures under
certain recording conditions.
Takes natural-looking pictures of food.
[Food]
This takes pictures of a baby with a healthy complexion. When you use the
flash, the light from it is weaker than usual.
■■To record age and name
[Baby1] and [Baby2] can be set separately.
[Baby]
Use cursor button to select [Age] or [Name] and press
Select [SET] with cursor button, and press [MENU/SET]
Set the birthday and name
Age: Set birthday with cursor button, and press [MENU/SET]
Name: (Entering text (→44))
Press [MENU/SET]
Tips
•• Make sure [Age] and [Name] are [ON] before taking a picture.
Notes
•• Age display format depends on [Language] setting.
•• Shutter speed may slow down up to 1 second.
•• [Age] and [Name] print setting can be made on your computer using
“PHOTOfunSTUDIO” software on the supplied CD‑ROM. Text may also be
stamped onto the still picture using [Text Stamp].
Records pet’s age and name when taking pictures.
[Pet]
•• Refer to [Baby] for other tips and notes.
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Taking pictures according to the scene [Scene Mode]
••How to select a scene (→75)
Takes clear pictures of scenes such as sunsets.
[Sunset]
Most suitable for taking pictures such as a landscapes through the
transparent glass of a train/vehicle or building.
[Glass
Through]
Notes
•• If there are stains such as dust or a reflection on the glass, the camera may
focus on the glass instead of a subject.
•• The color of pictures may appear unnatural due to the color of the glass.
(You may be able to reproduce the appropriate color by adjusting the White
Balance.)
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Taking pictures according to the scene [Scene Mode]
••How to select a scene (→75)
Pictures are recorded continuously while moving the camera horizontally,
and two pictures selected automatically are combined to make a single 3D
picture.
To view 3D pictures, a television that supports 3D is required (This unit will
play back in 2D).
■■Recording procedure
Press the shutter button fully to start
recording, and then move the camera
horizontally from left to right in a straight
line.
•• A guide is displayed while recording.
•• Move the camera approximately
10 cm (0.33 feet) within approximately
4 seconds using the guide.
Tips for recording pictures
[3D Photo
Mode]
•• Record a stationary subject.
•• Record a picture outdoors or in other bright locations.
•• Press the shutter button halfway to fix the focus and the exposure, press
the shutter button fully, and then pan the camera.
•• Hold the camera so that the subject is slightly to the right of the center on
the display at the start of the recording. This makes it easier to position the
subject in the center of the recorded picture.
Notes
•• 3D still pictures cannot be recorded by holding this camera vertically.
•• 3D still pictures are recorded in MPO format (3D).
•• The zoom position is fixed to the W end.
•• The picture size is fixed to 2M [16:9].
•• ISO Sensitivity is automatically adjusted. However, ISO Sensitivity is
increased to make the shutter speed faster.
•• Motion pictures cannot be recorded.
•• It may be impossible to record pictures under any of the conditions below.
Even if pictures are recorded, they may not have a 3D effect or may appear
distorted.
- When the subject is too dark or too bright
- When the subject’s brightness changes
- When the subject is moving
- When the subject lacks contrast
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Recording motion pictures
You can record motion pictures with audio (stereo).
Do not block the microphone when
recording motion pictures.
Press the motion picture button to
start recording
[Rec Mode] (→150)/[Rec Quality] (→150)
Elapsed
recording time
Remaining recording time
(approx.)
●●Immediately release the motion picture
button after pressing it.
Press the motion picture button
again to end recording
■■About zoom operation
You can also use zoom while recording motion pictures.
••The zoom speed will be slower than normal.
••When using zoom while recording motion pictures, it may take some time to focus.
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Recording motion pictures
●●You can record motion pictures to the built-in memory only in [VGA] mode. (→150)
●●Use a sufficiently charged battery.
●●The available recording time displayed on the screen may not decrease regularly.
●●[Sensitivity] is set automatically while a motion picture is being recorded. Also [ISO
Limit Set] is disabled.
●●The following functions are not available:
Extended optical zoom, flash, [Face Recog.], [Rotate Disp.] for pictures taken
vertically.
●●For certain memory cards, recording may end while in progress.
●●The recording range may become narrower in motion pictures compared to still
pictures. Also, if the aspect ratio is different for still pictures and motion pictures, the
angle of view will change when starting to record a motion picture. The recordable
area is displayed by setting [Video Rec Area] (→34) to [ON].
●●If Extended optical zoom is used before pressing the motion picture button, these
settings will be cleared, and the recordable area will be changed significantly.
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Recording motion pictures
■■About the recording format for recording motion pictures
This unit can record motion pictures in either AVCHD or MP4 formats.
AVCHD:
You can record high definition quality images with this format. It is suitable for
viewing motion pictures on a high-resolution TV or for saving them to a disc.
AVCHD Progressive:
The [PSH] in [AVCHD] is a mode that allows motion pictures to be recorded at
1920 x 1080/60p, the highest quality* that complies with the AVCHD standard.
Recorded motion pictures can be saved and played back using this unit or
“PHOTOfunSTUDIO”.
* This means the highest quality for this unit.
MP4:
This is a simpler video format best used when extensive editing is needed, or when
uploading videos to the Internet.
■■About the compatibility of the recorded motion pictures
Motion pictures recorded in [AVCHD] or [MP4] may be played back with poor picture
or sound quality or playback may not be possible even when played back with
equipment compatible with these formats. Also, the recording information may not
be displayed properly. In this case, use this unit.
••Motion pictures recorded with [PSH] in [AVCHD] can be played back on equipment
that is compatible with AVCHD Progressive.
••For details on AVCHD Progressive and MP4 compatible devices, refer to the
support site below.
http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/dsc/
(This site is available in English only.)
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Recording motion pictures
■■About recording modes
The camera automatically detects the scene to record motion pictures with
optimal settings.
When scene does not correspond to any on the right.
••In
mode, focus and exposure will be set according to the face
detected.
••
will be selected for nightscapes and other dark scenes.
••If the camera does not select your desired Scene Mode, choosing an
appropriate mode manually is recommended.
Records a motion picture at your preferred settings.
••Aperture and shutter speed are automatically set.
Records a motion picture with manual operations.
For details (→87).
See the description about the registered recording mode.
Records a motion picture at the optimum settings for the selected scene.
••Some scenes are switched to the following scenes:
Selected scene
Scenes for motion picture
[Baby]
Portrait motion picture
[Night Portrait], [Night Scenery], [Handheld Night Shot]
Low light motion picture
[Sports], [HDR], [Pet]
Normal motion picture
••A motion picture cannot be recorded in [Panorama Shot] or [3D Photo
Mode] Scene Mode.
Records a motion picture at the optimum settings for the selected effects.
••A motion picture cannot be recorded using [Star Filter], [Soft Focus],
[Smooth Defocus] and [Radial Defocus] in [Creative Control] Mode.
●●The aperture value cannot be changed even when the aperture ring is rotated.
(Except [Creative Video Mode])
●●Built-in ND filter cannot be manually set even when the [ND/FOCUS] lever is pressed.
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Recording motion pictures
Taking still pictures while a motion picture is being recorded
Still pictures can be recorded even while a motion picture is being recorded.
Press the shutter button fully during the motion picture
recording
Still pictures are recorded with aspect ratio setting of [16:9] and [Picture Size]
setting of 3.5 M. (Max. 20 pictures)
Motion picture recording continues unchanged.
••The clicking sound made when the shutter button is operated may be recorded.
••When still pictures are recorded during zooming, the zooming may stop.
••Using [Miniature Effect] in [Creative Control] Mode, a still picture may be taken
with a slight delay from the time when the shutter button is pressed fully.
■■Burst function
When the burst function has been set in advance, a burst of still pictures can be
recorded during motion picture recording.
••When the burst setting is set to [ ], [ ] or [ ], still pictures are automatically
recorded using the [ ] setting.
••Even at the [ ] or [ ] setting, the focus is fixed at the first picture.
●●The camera will refocus if the shutter button is pressed halfway during motion picture
recording. This refocus movement is recorded even during motion picture recording.
When priority is to be given to the motion picture videos, press the shutter button fully,
and record the still pictures. Still pictures can also be created after motion picture
recording. (→160)
●●When the shutter button is pressed halfway, the picture size and the number of
recordable pictures are displayed.
●●Still pictures cannot be recorded when [Rec Quality] is set to [VGA].
●●The flash is set to [ ] (Forced flash off).
●●Since the electronic shutter is used for recording, the pictures recorded may be
distorted.
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Recording motion pictures with manual
operation [Creative Video Mode]
You can set the desired shutter speed and aperture value to record motion pictures.
••About recording modes (→48)
Press
to select the setting
and press [MENU/SET]
••When you select [ ] by rotating the mode
dial, the menu appears automatically.
••You can display the [Creative Video] menu
by pressing [MENU/SET]. For the setting
procedures of the menu. (→25)
Setting
Description
P [Program AE]
Automatically sets the shutter speed and aperture value.
A [Aperture-Priority]
Records motion pictures at a set aperture value. (The shutter speed
is automatically adjusted.)
S [Shutter-Priority]
Records motion pictures at a set shutter speed. (The aperture value
is automatically adjusted.)
M [Manual Exposure]
Records motion pictures at a set shutter speed and a set aperture
value.
HS [High Speed Video]
For details (→89).
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Recording motion pictures with manual operation [Creative Video Mode]
●●About aperture value
To record motion pictures with a sharp focus on both subject and background, set
the aperture value to a higher number. To record motion pictures with a defocused
background, set a lower number.
●●About the shutter speed
To record a sharp motion picture of a fast-moving subject, set a faster shutter speed.
To record a motion picture with a trailing effect for a subject’s movements, set a slower
shutter speed.
●●Press the shutter button to start and stop recording motion pictures.
●●Still pictures cannot be recorded while motion pictures are being recorded.
●●The shutter speed that can be set using [Creative Video Mode] is different from the
values that can be set using [Program AE], [Aperture-Priority], [Shutter-Priority], and
[Manual Exposure] Modes.
●●Although you can change camera settings such as shutter speed and aperture value
even when a motion picture recording is in progress, the beeps and camera operation
sounds may be recorded in some cases.
●●When you set a faster shutter speed, the screen noise may increase due to the higher
sensitivity.
●●When you take a picture under a fluorescent lamp, LED, mercury arc lamp or sodium
lamp, for example, the coloring and the brightness of the screen may change.
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Recording motion pictures with manual operation [Creative Video Mode]
[High Speed Video]
You can record at high speed moving subjects during sporting events or other
active scenes to record movements that cannot be seen with the naked eye.
Press
to select [HS] and
press [MENU/SET]
••When you select [ ] by rotating the mode
dial, the menu appears automatically.
••You can display the [Creative Video] menu
by pressing [MENU/SET]. For the setting
procedures of the menu. (→25)
■■Picture quality of high-speed motion pictures
1280×720 pixels (Aspect ratio of 16:9)
120 pictures/sec.
Recording format: MP4 (without audio)
●●You can record a motion picture of up to 4 GB per recording session.
●●When converted into playback time, motion pictures can be recorded for up to
29 minutes and 59 seconds.
●●The shutter speed and aperture value are automatically adjusted.
●●Press the shutter button to start and stop recording motion pictures.
●●Still pictures cannot be recorded while motion pictures are being recorded.
●●The settings for the focus, zoom, exposure and White Balance are fixed to the
settings specified when recording was started.
●●The Optical Image Stabilizer does not work.
●●The [AF Mode] is set to (1-area-focusing).
●●Flickering or horizontal stripes may appear while recording under fluorescent lighting.
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Registering your own settings and recording
[Custom] Mode
Registering your preferred recording mode, [Rec] menu settings, etc. to [Cust.Set Mem.]
and setting the mode dial to
/
allows you to switch quickly to those settings.
[Cust.Set Mem.]
Up to 4 current camera settings can be registered.
Select the recording mode you wish to register and set the
[Rec] menu, [Motion Picture] menu, [Setup] menu, etc.
Select [Cust.Set Mem.] from the [Setup] menu
••For the setting procedures of the menu. (→25)
Use cursor button to select custom set for registration and
press [MENU/SET]
••A confirmation screen is displayed. Select [Yes] with cursor button, and press
[MENU/SET].
••The custom settings registered in [C1] can be used with the
of the mode dial.
It will be convenient if the custom setting used often is registered, since it can be
used by just setting the mode dial.
••The custom settings registered in [Custom Set 2-1], [Custom Set 2-2] or [Custom
Set 2-3] can be selected in the
of the mode dial. Up to 3 custom settings can
be registered, so select the one matching the needs.
●●Since certain menu items would be reflected in other recording modes, they are not
saved.
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Registering your own settings and recording [Custom] Mode
[Custom]
Settings registered in [Cust.Set Mem.] can be quickly called up by setting the
mode dial to
/
.
Set mode dial to
/
([Custom] mode)
••When set to
→ The camera switches to the recording mode and settings registered in .
••When set to
→ Use cursor button to select custom set and press [MENU/SET] to switch to the
recording mode and settings registered in
.
■■When changing the menu settings
Even if the menu settings are changed temporarily when [C1], [Custom Set 2-1],
[Custom Set 2-2] or [Custom Set 2-3] is selected for using the custom set, the currently
registered settings will remain unchanged.
To change the currently registered settings, overwrite the registered data using [Cust.
Set Mem.] (→90) on the [Setup] menu.
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Using Zoom
You can adjust the area of a picture to be taken using zoom.
Zoom In/Out
Capture a
wider area
(wide-angle)
When Extended optical zoom is set
Enlarge
the subject
(telephoto)
Focus range
Zoom ratio
Optical Zoom range
Digital Zoom range
i.Zoom range
●●Adjust the focus after adjusting the zoom.
●●Do not touch the lens barrel during zooming.
●●The zoom ratio and the zoom bar displayed on the screen are estimates.
●●The camera may make a rattling noise and vibrate when the zoom lever is operated this is not a malfunction.
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Using Zoom
Optical Zoom
Zooming in up to 3.8x is possible if pictures without
Size] on the [Rec] menu. (→135)
have been selected by [Picture
●●Optical Zoom cannot be used in the following cases:
••Scene Modes ([Panorama Shot] [3D Photo Mode])
Extended optical zoom
Zooming in up to 6.7x is possible when pictures with
have been selected by [Picture
Size] on the [Rec] menu (→135). EZ is short for “Extended optical zoom”.
●●Extended optical zoom cannot be used in the following cases:
••[Intelligent Auto] Mode (when [Motion Deblur] is [ON])
••Motion picture
••When the [Burst Shooting] setting is set to [ ], [ ] or [ ]
••When the [Sensitivity] setting is set to [H.8000], [H.10000] or [H.12800]
••Scene Modes ([Panorama Shot] [HDR] [3D Photo Mode])
••[Creative Control] Mode ([Toy Effect])
••When the [Quality] setting is set to [ ], [ ] or [ ]
••When [Multi Expo.] is set in the [Rec] menu
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Using Zoom
[i.Zoom]
You can use the camera’s Intelligent Resolution technology to increase the zoom ratio up
to 2x higher than the original zoom ratio with limited deterioration of picture quality.
Set the [i.Zoom] in the [Rec] menu to [ON]. (→141)
●●The camera’s Intelligent Resolution technology is applied to a picture in the zoom
range of [i.Zoom].
●●[i.Zoom] does not function in the following cases.
••[Intelligent Auto] Mode (when [Motion Deblur] is [ON])
••When the [Burst Shooting] setting is set to [ ], [ ] or [ ]
••When the [Sensitivity] setting is set to [H.8000], [H.10000] or [H.12800]
••Scene Modes ([Panorama Shot] [Handheld Night Shot] [HDR] [3D Photo Mode])
••[Creative Control] Mode ([Toy Effect] [Smooth Defocus] [Radial Defocus])
••When [Multi Expo.] is set in the [Rec] menu
[Digital Zoom]
Zoom 4x further than Optical/Extended optical zoom. Note that, with Digital Zoom,
enlarging will decrease picture quality. Set the [Digital Zoom] in the [Rec] menu to [ON].
(→141)
●●[Digital Zoom] cannot be used in the following cases:
••[Intelligent Auto] Mode
••When the [Burst Shooting] setting is set to [ ], [ ] or [ ]
••When the [Sensitivity] setting is set to [H.8000], [H.10000] or [H.12800]
••Scene Modes ([Panorama Shot] [Handheld Night Shot] [HDR] [3D Photo Mode])
••[Creative Control] Mode ([Miniature Effect] [Toy Effect])
••When the [Quality] setting is set to [ ], [ ] or [ ]
••[High Speed Video] in [Creative Video Mode]
••When [Multi Expo.] is set in the [Rec] menu
●●When [Digital Zoom] is used simultaneously with [i.Zoom], you can only increase the
zoom ratio up to 2x.
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Using Zoom
[Step Zoom]
You can set the zoom operation to allow easy visualization of the angle of view (picture
angle) for the focal length of a regular fixed focal length lens (as with a 35 mm film
camera). When using the Step Zoom, you can operate the zoom ratio as easily as
changing the camera lens.
Preparation:
Set [Step Zoom] for the [Rec] menu to [ON].
••For the setting procedures of the menu. (→25)
Select the focal length
Every time you rotate the zoom lever, zooming
will stop at the following focal lengths (as with
a 35 mm film camera).
Capture a
wider area
(wide-angle)
Enlarge
the subject
(telephoto)
Current zoom position
(Focal lengths the same as those of a 35 mm film
camera)
■■[Step Zoom] stop position
24 mm, 28 mm, 35 mm, 50 mm, 70 mm, and 90 mm
••In addition to the above focal lengths, the zoom will stop at the following positions
when a setting other than Optical Zoom is set.
135 mm, 200 mm, 300 mm, 400 mm, 500 mm, 600 mm, the focal length at max. Tele,
and so on.
●●The focal length values are for reference only.
●●The focal length will change in the following cases:
••When the aspect ratio is 1:1
••When [Burst Shooting] is set to [ ]
••When [Handheld Night Shot] is set in Scene mode
●●[Step Zoom] cannot be used in the following cases:
••[Intelligent Auto] Mode
••When recording motion pictures
●●The focal length is displayed during playback for pictures recorded using the [Step
Zoom].
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Taking pictures with Auto Focus
When Auto Focus is enabled, press the shutter button halfway to focus. Focusing
methods differ depending on [Rec] mode and [AF Mode] setting.
Switch the focus selector switch
to [ ] or [ ]
Auto Focus is activated.
Align with the indicator
●●Subjects/environments which may make focusing difficult:
••Fast-moving or extremely bright objects, or objects with no color contrast.
••Taking pictures through glass or near objects emitting light. In dark, or with
significant jitter.
••When too close to object or when taking pictures of both distant and close objects
together in the same picture.
Focus display
●●The focus display flashes and beep sounds when focus is not
aligned. Use the focus range displayed in red as a reference.
Even if the focus display is lit, the camera may be unable to bring
the subject into focus if it is out of range.
Focus range
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Taking pictures with Auto Focus
■■Switching [AF Mode]
Select [AF Mode] from the [Rec] menu
••For the setting procedures of the menu. (→25)
Press
to select Auto Focus mode items and press
[MENU/SET]
(Face Detection)
Taking front-on pictures of people
(AF Tracking)
Automatically locking the focus on a moving subject (→98)
(23-area-focusing)
Subject not centered in picture (→98)
(1-area-focusing)
Determined position for focus (→99)
Taking front-on pictures of people
Recognizes faces (up to 15 people) and adjusts exposure and focus accordingly.
AF area
Yellow:When the shutter button is pressed halfway, the frame turns
green when the camera is focused.
White:Displayed when more than one face is detected. Other faces that
are the same distance away as faces within the yellow AF area
are also focused.
●●Cannot set to
(Face Detection) in the following cases:
••Scene Modes ([Panorama Shot] [Night Scenery] [Handheld Night Shot] [Food])
••[Creative Control] Mode ([Soft Focus] [Miniature Effect])
●●If the camera misinterprets a non-human subject as a face in (Face Detection)
setting, switch to another setting.
●●If conditions prevent the face from being recognized, such as when the movement of
the subject is too rapid, the [AF Mode] setting switches to
(23-area-focusing).
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Taking pictures with Auto Focus
Automatically locking the focus on a moving subject
Align the subject with the AF Tracking frame and press
[AF/AE LOCK] button
AF Tracking frame
When the subject is recognized, the AF Tracking frame changes
from white to yellow, and the subject is automatically kept in
focus.
If AF Lock fails, a red frame flashes.
••To release AF Tracking → Press [AF/AE LOCK] button.
••Focus range (same as macro recording)
●●Under certain recording conditions, such as when the subject is small or dark,
(AF
Tracking) may not operate correctly. When
(AF Tracking) does not work, focus will
be on
(1-area-focusing).
●●Cannot set to (AF Tracking) in the following cases.
••[Panorama Shot] Scene Mode
••[Creative Control] Mode ([Sepia] [Dynamic Monochrome] [High Dynamic]
[Toy Effect] [Soft Focus] [Miniature Effect] [Radial Defocus])
••[Monochrome] in [Photo Style]
Subject not centered in picture
Focus on the subject in the forefront of a wide range area (up to 23-area-focusing) on the
recording screen.
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Taking pictures with Auto Focus
Determined position for focus
Focuses on AF area in center of picture. (Recommended when focus is difficult to align)
••You can adjust the position of the AF area. (→100)
●●Focus is fixed to
(1-area-focusing) in the following cases:
••[Miniature Effect] in [Creative Control] Mode
••[High Speed Video] in [Creative Video Mode]
••During Interval Recording
●●The AF area display may be larger depending on recording conditions such as dark
locations or zoom ratio.
■■Locking the focus
When a subject you want to capture is not at the center of the screen, use the following
procedure to take the picture.
Adjust focus according to subject
Align the AF area
with the subject
Focus display
When focus is aligned: illuminated
When focus is not aligned: flashing
AF area
When focus is aligned: green
When focus is not aligned: red
Hold down halfway
Return to desired composition
Press fully
AF area
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Taking pictures with Auto Focus
■■Changing the position and size of the AF area
When [AF Mode] is set to
AF area at the center.
(1-area-focusing), you can move the position or size of the
Select [AF Mode] from the [Rec] menu
••For the setting procedures of the menu. (→25)
Use cursor button to select [ press
] from the [AF Mode] items and
To change the AF area
To move the AF area: Press
To change the size of the AF area: Rotate the rear dial
••To restore the AF area to its initial state (position and
size) → Press [DISP.] button
Press [MENU/SET]
●●While a motion picture is being recorded, you cannot move the AF area or change its
size.
●●When the AF area is small, it may be difficult to adjust the focus.
●●When [Metering Mode] is set to (spot-focusing), the new position of the AF area
will be measured.
●●The AF area display may be larger depending on recording conditions such as dark
locations or zoom ratio.
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Taking pictures with Auto Focus
Using Manual Focus together with Auto Focus
After adjusting the focus using Auto Focus, you can make fine adjustments for
the focus position using the Manual Focus.
Press [AF/AE LOCK] button to lock the focus
Operate the [ND/FOCUS] lever to adjust the focus
Setting procedures for Manual Focus (→104)
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Taking close-up pictures
When you want to enlarge the subject, setting to [ ] enables you to take pictures at an
even closer distance than the normal focus range (up to 1 cm (0.033 feet) for max. Wide).
Switch the focus selector switch
to [ ]
Enables close-up focusing on a
subject. (Auto Focus functions.)
Align with the indicator
■■Shortest recording distance
The shortest recording distance is the distance from the lens front to the subject. This
distance changes gradually depending on the zoom position.
Focus selector
switch
Zoom
Max. Wide
Max. Tele
50 cm (1.6 feet)
50 cm (1.6 feet)
1 cm (0.033 feet)
30 cm (0.98 feet)
1 cm (0.033 feet)
30 cm (0.98 feet)
•• Focus range is displayed when operating the zoom, etc.
Focus range
●●In [Intelligent Auto] Mode, the shortest recording distance will be the same as that for
[ ], regardless of the focus selector switch setting.
●●It may take some time until distant subjects come into focus.
●●Using a tripod and [Self Timer] is recommended. Also, when recording a subject that
is close to the camera, we recommend that you close the flash to set to [ ] (Forced
flash off).
●●Moving the camera after aligning the focus is likely to result in poorly focused pictures
if subject is close to the camera, due to the margin for focus alignment being severely
reduced.
●●It is not possible to set AF Macro Mode in the following cases.
••In all Scene Modes except [3D Photo Mode]
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Taking pictures by locking the exposure
and/or focus
It is convenient to use the [AF/AE LOCK] button when you want to adjust the composition
after the subject has been focused and the exposure is set.
Point the camera at the subject
Press [AF/AE LOCK] button
Focus is locked (AF Lock)
Exposure is locked (AE lock)
Adjust the composition and then
take a picture
••To cancel the focus or exposure
→ Press [AF/AE LOCK] button again
●●You can use [AF/AE Lock] from the [Rec] menu to switch between the AE Lock (lock
exposure only) setting and the AF Lock (lock focus only) setting. (→138)
●●The subject can be focused again by pressing the shutter button halfway, even when
AE is locked.
●●Program Shift can be set even when AE is locked.
●●When you record motion pictures after locking the exposure and/or focus, you can
continue to record pictures in the locked state in [Creative Video Mode]. Lock will be
canceled in modes other than [Creative Video Mode].
●●Lock is canceled when a zoom operation is performed after locking the exposure and/
or focus. Perform the locking operation again.
●●AE Lock will be disabled in [Manual Exposure] Mode and [Scene Mode].
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Taking pictures with Manual Focus
Manual Focus is convenient when you want to lock the focus to take pictures or when it is
difficult to adjust focus using Auto Focus.
Switch the focus selector switch
to [ ]
Align with the indicator
Focus manually on a subject.
Adjust focus using the [ND/
FOCUS] lever
Focusing on a
nearby subject
Focusing on a
distant subject
Focus range indication
Reference of focus range (depth of field)
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Taking pictures with Manual Focus
●●You can adjust the focus using the [ND/FOCUS] lever even during motion picture
recording. Note, however, that indications such as MF assist and focus range are not
displayed.
●●After zoom operation, readjust the focus.
●●The focus range displayed by Manual Focus is a reference value. Confirm the focus
on the screen ([MF Assist] screen).
●●After canceling [Sleep Mode], be sure to readjust the focus.
●●When Manual Focus is used together with AE Lock, it is easier to confirm the focus.
■■Enlarged display (MF assist)
When [MF Assist] in the [Setup] menu is [ON] and you perform the Manual Focus
operation, an enlarged display appears. (MF assist)
••By pushing the [ND/FOCUS] lever during an enlarged display, you can set the
magnification to approx. 5x, 10x or 4x (only at the center of the screen).
••Approximately 2 seconds after the Manual Focus operation, the display switches to
normal.
●●To change the position of an enlarged display
Press [MENU/SET] during the Manual Focus operation (while the enlarged display
is displayed)
Use cursor button to move the enlarged display
••To return the enlarged display to the center → Press [DISP.] button
Press [MENU/SET]
●●MF assist is not displayed in the Digital Zoom area.
■■1 Shot AF
When [1 Shot AF] is registered to [Fn Button Set], you can press
Auto Focus temporarily and focus on the subject.
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Taking pictures with the built-in flash
You can use the built-in flash to take pictures in dark locations or light up a subject to
adjust the contrast of an entire picture when the background is bright.
Open the built-in flash
■■Closing the built-in flash
When you do not want to use the flash or after
using the flash, press down to retract the flash
until it clicks.
●●Be careful not to catch a finger or any other part of your body or any object when you
close the flash.
●●Do not put your hands over the light-emitting area of the flash or look at it from close
range. Do not use the flash at close distances to other subjects (heat/light may
damage subject).
●●Do not close the flash immediately after the preliminary flash is operated prior to
taking pictures for Auto/Red-Eye Reduction and other flash settings. If you close the
flash immediately, it will cause a malfunction.
●●When the flash is being charged, the flash icon flashes red, and you cannot take a
picture even when you fully press the shutter button.
●●The flash effect may not be sufficient in the following cases:
••Slow shutter speed
••When [Burst Shooting] is set to [ ]
●●Flash charging may take time if battery is low or if using flash repeatedly.
●●When an External Flash is attached, it will have priority over the built-in flash. (→201)
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Taking pictures with the built-in flash
Changing the setting of the flash
Select [Flash] in the [Rec] menu
••For the setting procedures of the menu. (→25)
Press
to select a type and press [MENU/SET]
Type, operations
Uses
[Auto]
•• Automatically judges when to use flash
Normal use
[Auto/Red-Eye]∗
•• Automatically judges when to use flash (reduces
red-eye)
Taking pictures of subjects in dark
places
[Forced Flash On]
•• Always uses flash
Taking pictures with backlight or
under bright lighting (e.g. fluorescent)
[Slow Sync./Red-Eye]∗
•• Automatically judges when to use flash
(reduces red-eye; slow shutter speed to take
brighter pictures)
Taking pictures of subjects against a
nightscape (tripod recommended)
∗Two flashes will be emitted. Do not move until after the second flash. Interval between flashes varies
according to brightness of subject.
]/[
When [Red-Eye Removal] in the [Rec] menu is set to [ON], the icon changes to [
eye is automatically detected and the picture data is corrected. (Only when [AF Mode] is
Detection))
], red(Face
●●When the built-in flash is closed, [
] (Forced flash off) is set regardless of the flash
setting.
●●In [Intelligent Auto] mode, [ ] is set and light is emitted according to the subject and
the brightness if you open the built-in flash.
●●You can adjust the intensity of the flash using [Flash Adjust.] in the [Rec] menu. (→145)
●●You can use [Flash Synchro] in the [Rec] menu to set whether the first curtain sync or
the second curtain sync will be used. (→144)
●●The effect of red-eye reduction varies depending on the subject and is affected by
factors such as distance to the subject, whether the subject is looking at the camera
during preliminary flash, and so on. In some cases, the effect of red-eye reduction
may be negligible.
●●Flash settings may be changed when changing recording mode.
●●Scene Mode flash settings are restored to default when Scene Mode is changed.
●●If light from the flash on a subject is insufficient, neither the proper exposure nor White
Balance is achieved.
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Taking pictures with the built-in flash
■■Available types in each mode (○: Available, –: Not available,
[Scene Mode]
∗1
○∗2
–
–
–
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
–
–
–
–
○
: Default setting)
○
○
○
–
○
○
○
–
○
–
○
–
–
–
–
○
○
–
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–
○
○
○
–
○
–
○
–
∗1 [Smooth Defocus] and [Radial Defocus] only
∗2 Set to [ ], [ ], [ ] or [ ] depending on the subject and brightness.
●●The flash cannot be used in the following cases.
••Recording motion pictures
••The following Scene Modes:
[Scenery] [Panorama Shot] [Night Scenery] [Handheld Night Shot] [HDR] [Sunset]
[Glass Through] [3D Photo Mode]
■■The available flash range when [Sensitivity] setting is [AUTO]
Max. Wide
Max. Tele
Approx. 0.8 m - 8.5 m∗3 (2.6 feet - 28 feet)
Approx. 0.3 m - 5.2 m∗3 (0.98 feet - 17 feet)
∗3 When [ISO Limit Set] is [AUTO].
■■Shutter speeds for each flash mode
1/60∗4 - 1/4000th
1∗4∗5 - 1/4000th
∗4 Varies according to [Min. Shtr Speed] setting.
∗5 When
[Min. Shtr Speed] is set to [AUTO], and a jitter is detected when [Stabilizer] is turned to
[ON], the maximum speed is 1/4 second. Also varies according to [Intelligent Auto] Mode and
Scene Modes, etc.
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Setting the ISO Sensitivity
Set ISO Sensitivity (sensitivity to lighting) manually.
We recommend higher settings to take clear pictures in darker locations.
Press [ISO] button
Press
to select ISO
Sensitivity and press [MENU/SET]
■■Settings
[AUTO]
ISO Sensitivity is automatically set in a range up to 1600 depending
on the brightness of a subject.
ISO Sensitivity is automatically set in a range up to 1600 depending
on the movement and brightness of a subject.
[80] / [100] / [200] / [400] /
[800] / [1600] / [3200] /
[6400] / [H.12800]
ISO Sensitivity is fixed at the selected setting.
•• When [ISO Increments] is set to [1/3 EV], more ISO Sensitivity
settings can be selected. (→137)
•• When [Extended ISO] is set to [ON], you can set the ISO
Sensitivity to a value exceeding 6400. (→110)
Setting guide
[Sensitivity]
Location
(recommended)
Shutter speed
Interference
Subject blur
[80]
Bright
(outdoors)
Slow
Low
High
[H.12800]
Dark
Fast
High
Low
●●The [Sensitivity] is automatically set in the following cases:
••When recording motion pictures (Except [Creative Video Mode])
••When recording [High Speed Video] in [Creative Video Mode]
••When [Burst Shooting] is set to [ ]
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Setting the ISO Sensitivity
■■About extended ISO
When [Extended ISO] in the [Rec] menu is set to [ON], you can also set the following
ISO Sensitivity values.
H.8000* / H.10000* / H.12800
* When [ISO Increments] is [1/3EV]
●●When you record a picture using [Extended ISO], the maximum number of recorded
pixels is reduced.
Aspect ratio
Maximum number of
recordable pixels
1:1
2.5 M
4:3
3M
3:2
3M
16:9
2.5 M
●●You cannot record pictures using [ [Extended ISO] is set.
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Setting coloring
(White Balance)
Adjust the color depending on the light source to ensure natural color.
Press [WB] button
Press
to select the white
balance and press [MENU/SET]
■■Settings:[AWB] ([Auto White Balance]) /
([Daylight]) /
([Cloudy]) /
([Shade]) /
([Flash]) /
([Incandescent]) /
([White Set 1] [White Set 2]) /
([Color Temperature])
●●When [AWB] (Automatic White Balance) is set, the coloring is adjusted in accordance
with the light source. However, if the scene is too bright or too dark or if other extreme
conditions apply, the pictures may appear reddish or bluish. The White Balance may
not operate correctly if there is a multiple number of light sources.
●●We recommend setting [AWB], [ ] or [ ] under fluorescent, LED, or other types of
lighting.
●●[White Balance] setting is fixed to [AWB] in the following cases:
Scene Modes ([Scenery], [Night Portrait], [Night Scenery], [Handheld Night Shot],
[Food], [Sunset])
●●Even if the camera’s power is OFF, the set White Balance is remembered. (If the
Scene Mode is changed, the white balance setting returns automatically to [AWB].)
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Setting coloring (White Balance)
■■[AWB] operational range:
10000K
9000K
Blue sky
8000K
7000K
6000K
5000K
4000K
3000K
2000K
Cloudy sky (rain)
Shade
Sunlight
White fluorescent lighting
Incandescent lighting
Sunset/sunrise
Candlelight
K=Kelvin Color Temperature
Setting the White Balance manually
Take a picture of a white object under the target light source to adjust colors.
Press [WB] button
Press
to select either [
] or [
] and press
Point the camera at a white object such as a piece of paper,
ensuring that it is inside the frame at the center of the screen,
and press [MENU/SET]
●●Even if the camera’s power is OFF, the set White Balance is remembered.
●●It may not be possible to set the correct White Balance if subjects are too bright or too
dark. In this case, adjust the brightness and try to set the White Balance again.
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Setting coloring (White Balance)
Setting the White Balance using color temperature
You can set the White Balance using color temperature. Color temperature is a numeric
value that expresses the color of light (unit: K*). A picture becomes bluish when the color
temperature value is higher, and reddish when the temperature value is lower.
*Kelvin
Press [WB] button
Press
to select [ ] and then press
Press
to select the color temperature value and press
[MENU/SET]
●●You can set the color temperature from 2,500 K to 10,000 K.
Performing White Balance fine adjustments
White Balance settings can be individually fine-tuned if colors still do not appear as
anticipated.
Press [WB] button
Press
to select the White Balance fine adjustment setting,
and press
••When you select [
], [
] or [
], press
again.
Use
to perform fine adjustments and press
[MENU/SET]
: A (amber: orangish colors)
: G+ (green: greenish colors)
: B (blue: bluish colors)
: M- (magenta: reddish colors)
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Setting coloring (White Balance)
●●When you perform fine adjustments of the White Balance toward the A (amber) or B
(blue) side, the color of the White Balance icon displayed on the screen will change to
the fine-tuned color.
●●When you perform fine adjustments of the White Balance toward the G+ (green) or
M- (magenta) side, [+] (green) or [-] (magenta) will be displayed in the White Balance
icon on the screen.
●●When fine adjustments of the White Balance are not performed, select the center
point.
●●Settings remain applied when using flash.
●●You can perform fine adjustments of the White Balance independently for each White
Balance setting item.
●●Settings are remembered even if the camera is turned off.
●●When you reset the White Balance in [ ] or [ ], or reset the color temperature in
[ ], the White Balance fine adjustment level will return to the standard setting (center
point).
Bracket recording using White Balance
Bracket settings are performed based on the fine adjustment values for White Balance,
and three pictures with different coloring are automatically recorded when the shutter
button is pressed once.
Using the White Balance Fine Adjustment screen, set the
White Balance, which is the reference for the bracket
••How to display the White Balance fine adjustment screen (→113)
Press [DISP.] button
Use cursor button to set the bracket and press [MENU/SET]
: G+ (green: greenish colors) to M- (magenta: reddish colors)
: A (amber: orangish colors) to B (blue: bluish colors)
••If the bracket width is not set, [WB Bracket] is disabled.
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Setting coloring (White Balance)
●●When [WB Bracket] is set, [BKT] appears on the White Balance icon.
●●The position of the bracket cannot exceed the edge (limit value) of the White Balance
fine adjustments.
●●When White Balance fine adjustments are performed after the bracket is set, the
bracket is used to take pictures with the changed adjustment value as the center
value.
●●When the camera is turned off, the White Balance Bracket setting is canceled.
●●The shutter sound will be emitted only once.
●●When the White Balance Bracket is set, [Auto Bracket], [Aspect Bracket] and [Burst
Shooting] will be canceled.
●●The White Balance Bracket does not function in the following cases.
••During motion picture recording
••When the [Quality] setting is set to [ ], [ ] or [ ]
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Taking pictures with self-timer
We recommend using a tripod. This is also effective for correcting jitter when pressing the
shutter button, by setting the self-timer to 2 seconds.
Press [
] button
Press
to select [Self Timer]
and press
Press
to select the selftimer operation setting and press
[MENU/SET]
The shutter is activated after 10 seconds.
The shutter is activated after 10 seconds
and three pictures are taken at intervals
of approximately 2 seconds.
The shutter is activated after 2 seconds.
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Taking pictures with self-timer
Self-timer indicator
(Flashes for set duration)
Take a picture
Press the shutter button fully to start recording
after the preset time.
••To cancel while in operation
→ Press [MENU/SET]
■■To cancel
Select [ ] ([Single]) in step
.
●●Focus will be automatically adjusted immediately before recording if the shutter button
is pressed fully.
●●After Self-timer indicator stops flashing, it may then be lit for AF Assist Lamp.
●●You cannot use the self-timer for motion picture recording or interval recording.
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Setting the burst function
A burst of still pictures can be recorded while the shutter button is pressed fully.
Press [
] button
Press
to select [Burst
Shooting] and press
Press
to select the burst
setting and press [MENU/SET]
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Setting the burst function
Setting
∗3
Speed
No. of pictures
Approx. 2 pictures/sec.
100∗1
Approx. 2 pictures/sec.
100∗1
Approx. 5 pictures/sec.
100∗1
Approx. 5 pictures/sec.
100∗1
Focus, exposure, White Balance
Only the focus is fixed to the settings of the
first picture taken.∗2
Adjusted within the possible range.
Only the focus is fixed to the settings of the
first picture taken.∗2
Adjusted within the possible range.
Approx. 11 pictures/sec.
12
Fixed to the settings of the first picture taken.
Approx. 40 pictures/sec.
40
Fixed to the settings of the first picture taken.
Approx. 60 pictures/sec.
60
Fixed to the settings of the first picture taken.
Complies with recording
conditions
(Flash burst)
5
Fixed to the settings of the first picture taken.
∗1The number of burst pictures is limited by the picture-taking conditions and the type and/or status of
the card used.
∗2The exposure and White Balance are adjusted within the possible range.
∗3Carry out burst recording using the flash. Only in the , , mode
■■Note on the picture size setting
When [ ], [ ] or [ ] is set, the picture size will be smaller.
Aspect ratio
4:3
5 M, 3 M, 2 M, 0.3 M
2.5 M, 0.3 M
3M
3:2
4.5 M, 2.5 M, 0.3 M
3 M, 0.3 M
2.5 M
16:9
3.5 M, 2 M, 0.2 M
3.5 M, 0.2 M
2M
1:1
3.5 M, 2.5 M, 0.2 M
2 M, 0.2 M
2.5 M
■■To cancel
Select [ ] ([Single]) in step
.
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Setting the burst function
●●When [ ] is set, the recording range will be narrower.
●●Pictures taken with the [ ] or [ ] setting are recorded together as a group (group
display). (→156)
●●Depending on changes in the brightness of the subject, the second and subsequent
pictures may be recorded brighter or darker when using the burst function at the [ ],
[ ], [ ] or [ ] setting.
●●Even if [ ] or [ ] is set, the focus is fixed on the first picture when the burst
function is used during motion picture recording.
●●Burst speed may be reduced if shutter speed is reduced in darker locations.
●●The pictures taken using the burst function at the [ ] or [ ] setting may be distorted
if the subjects were moving or the camera was moved.
●●The flash is set to [ ] (Forced flash off). (Excluding [ ])
●●Settings will be stored even if power is turned off.
●●The burst function cannot be used in the following cases:
••[Creative Control] Mode ([Toy Effect] [Miniature Effect] [Soft Focus] [Star Filter]
[Smooth Defocus] [Radial Defocus])
••Scene Modes ([Panorama Shot] [Handheld Night Shot] [HDR] [3D Photo Mode])
••During Interval Recording
●●When [Intelligent Auto] mode is set or Scene Mode is set to [Night Portrait] or [Night
Scenery], [ ], [ ] and [ ] cannot be selected.
●●With repeated recordings, it may take a while between recordings, depending on the
usage conditions.
●●It may take a while to store still pictures that were taken using the burst function. If
you continue to record while storing, the number of burst pictures that can be taken
will be reduced. A high-speed card is recommended when recording using the burst
function.
●●You cannot use zoom during burst recording.
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Changing the aspect ratio of the still
pictures
You can easily switch the aspect ratio of still pictures using the aspect ratio selector
switch.
Switching the aspect ratio
selector switch
●●Edges may be cut off when printing - be sure to check in advance.
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Changing the aspect ratio of the still pictures
Automatically changing the aspect ratio while taking pictures
[Aspect Bracket]
When you press the shutter button once, the camera automatically takes four
pictures with four types of aspect ratios (4:3, 3:2, 16:9, and 1:1). (The shutter
sounds only once.)
Select [Aspect Bracket] from [Rec] menu
••For the setting procedures of the menu. (→25)
Use cursor button to select [ON] and press [MENU/SET]
The range that can be recorded
for each aspect ratio is displayed.
●●The same shutter speed, aperture value, focus, and the same [Exposure], [White
Balance] and [Sensitivity] settings are used for the four pictures.
●●Aspect Bracket is disabled when the recordable number of pictures is three or less.
●●When Aspect Bracket is set, [Auto Bracket] and [Burst Shooting] are canceled.
●●[Aspect Bracket] cannot be used in the following cases:
••[Creative Control] Mode ([Toy Effect] [Miniature Effect] [Soft Focus] [Star Filter]
[Smooth Defocus] [Radial Defocus])
••Scene Modes ([Panorama Shot] [Handheld Night Shot] [HDR] [3D Photo Mode])
●●Cannot be used in the following cases:
••During motion picture recording
••When the [Quality] setting is set to [ ], [ ] or [ ]
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Using the built-in ND filter
When you want to take pictures using the maximum aperture in a bright outdoor location
or at a slow shutter speed, you can use the built-in ND filter to reduce the amount of light
that passes through the lens.
Press the [ND/FOCUS] lever to
activate the ND filter
Press
When using the built-in ND
filter
••To deactivate the built-in ND filter
→ Press the lever again.
●●The built-in ND filter makes a light amount adjustment that is equivalent to
approximately 3 EV stops.
●●The built-in ND filter is automatically activated when [Program Diagram] is set to
modes other than [ ] in [Program AE] Mode.
●●Activated automatically during [Smooth Defocus] or [Radial Defocus] in [Creative
Control] mode.
●●You cannot switch the setting of the built-in ND filter when recording a motion picture.
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Compensating the exposure
Corrects the exposure when there is a backlight or when the subject is too dark or too
bright.
Press the rear dial to select the
Exposure Compensation display
Press
Selected (yellow)
Select the Exposure
Compensation value
About the exposure meter
Shutter speed
Exposure Compensation value
(+3 - –3)
Exposure meter
Aperture value
••If the picture is too dark, adjust the exposure
to the “+” direction.
••If the picture is too bright, adjust the
exposure to the “–” direction.
●●Depending on the brightness, this may not be possible in some cases.
●●The Exposure Compensation value you set is retained even after the camera is
turned off.
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Compensating the exposure
[Auto Bracket]
The Auto Bracket function takes a burst of still pictures while automatically
changing the exposure. When Exposure Compensation is set, the camera
takes pictures automatically based on the Exposure Compensation value,
using one-stop lower and one-stop higher exposures.
Press [
] button
Press
to select [Auto Bracket]
and press
Press
to select the
compensation range and press
[MENU/SET]
••The camera takes the first picture without compensation, the second picture with minus
compensation and the third picture with plus compensation.
■■To cancel
Select [ ] ([Single]) in step
.
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Compensating the exposure
●●Cannot be used with flash.
●●[Auto Bracket] cannot be used in the following cases:
••[Creative Control] Mode ([Miniature Effect] [Soft Focus] [Star Filter]
[Smooth Defocus] [Radial Defocus])
••Scene Modes ([Panorama Shot] [Handheld Night Shot] [HDR] [3D Photo Mode])
••Recording motion pictures
••During Interval Recording
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Switching the display of recording
information, etc.
You can also turn off the recording information (such as icons for various settings) and the
level gauge (→128).
Press [DISP.] button to switch the
display
Every time you press the button, the display
will be switched.
With information
Without information
With information and
with level gauge
Without information
and with level gauge
●●When you set [Guide Line] of the [Setup] menu to a setting other than [OFF], the
guidelines will be displayed.
●●You can use [LCD Disp.Style] and [LVF Disp.Style] to change the layout of the display
itself.
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Using the level gauge
If you want to make sure that the camera is not slanted or tilted, for example, when you
take a picture of a landscape, use the level gauge indication as a reference.
Press [DISP.] button to switch the
display
Press the button to switch the display. Press
the button until the level gauge is displayed.
Correct camera angle
■■Using the level gauge
The yellow line indicates the current angle (horizontal line). Correct the angle of the
camera so that it matches the white line.
Tilting up or down
Tilting left or right
•• In this case, it is facing
upward.
•• In this case, the right side has
dropped.
••When the camera’s angle is minimal, the level gauge will turn green.
••When pictures are taken in portrait orientation, the level gauge is automatically
switched to one for portrait orientation.
●●Even when angle is more or less corrected, there may be an error of about ±1 degree.
●●Every time you press when [Fn Button Set] of the [Setup] menu is set to [Level
Gauge], you can turn the level gauge indication on and off.
●●When the camera is being moved, the level gauge may not be displayed correctly.
●●The level gauge may not be displayed correctly or the direction detect function may
not operate correctly if the pictures are taken with the camera pointing sharply up or
down.
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Using Quick menu
In recording mode, you can quickly change the main settings of a still picture or a motion
picture.
Press [Q.MENU] button to display
the Quick menu
Select a menu item
■■Using the rear dial
Press
Settings
Menu items
■■Using the cursor button
Change the setting
■■Using the rear dial
Menu items
Press
■■Using the cursor button
Press [Q.MENU] button to close
the Quick menu
●●The menu items and setting items that are displayed differ depending on the recording
mode.
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Recording with the Face Recognition
function [Face Recog.]
Default [Face Recog.] setting is [OFF].
When the face pictures are registered, the setting will be [ON] automatically.
■■How the Face Recognition function works
During recording
(When [AF Mode] is
(Face Detection))
••The camera recognizes a registered face and adjusts
focus and exposure.
••When registered faces that have set names are
recognized, the names are displayed (max. 3 people).
During playback
••The name and age are displayed (if information is registered).
••The names that have been set for the recognized faces are displayed
(max. 3 people).
••Only pictures of the selected registered people are played back ([Category
Selection]).
●●Only the first picture of the burst recording will contain Face Recognition information.
●●If you press the shutter button halfway, then point the camera at a different subject
and record, recording information for a different person may be put on the picture.
●●Face Recognition does not work in the following cases:
••Motion picture
••Scene Modes ([Panorama Shot] [Night Scenery] [Handheld Night Shot] [Food]
[3D Photo Mode] )
••[Creative Control] Mode ([Miniature Effect] [Soft Focus])
●●Face Recognition searches for faces similar to those registered, but there is no
guarantee it will always recognize these faces. In some cases, the camera cannot
recognize or incorrectly recognizes even registered people depending on their
expression or the environment.
●●Even if Face Recognition information is registered, pictures recorded when the name
is [OFF] are not categorized for Face Recognition in [Category Selection].
●●Even if Face Recognition information is changed, Face Recognition information
for previously recorded pictures is not changed.
For example, if a name is changed, pictures recorded before the change are not
categorized for Face Recognition in [Category Selection].
●●To change name information for pictures already recorded, perform a [REPLACE]
(→181) in [Face Rec Edit].
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Recording with the Face Recognition function [Face Recog.]
Registering face pictures
Up to 6 people’s face pictures can be registered along with such information as name and
birthdate.
You can facilitate Face Recognition by the way you register faces: for example, register
multiple face pictures of the same person (up to 3 pictures in one registration).
Select [Face Recog.] from the [Rec] menu
••For the setting procedures of the menu. (→25)
Select [MEMORY] with cursor button, and press [MENU/SET]
Select [New] with cursor button, and press [MENU/SET]
••If 6 people are already registered, first delete a registered person. (→133)
Record the face picture
Align the face with the guide and record
Select [Yes] with cursor button, and press [MENU/SET]
•• If re-recording, select [No]
••Faces of subjects other than people (e.g. pets) cannot
be registered.
••When [DISP.] button is pressed, an explanation is
displayed.
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Recording with the Face Recognition function [Face Recog.]
Press
[Name]
to select the item for editing and press
elect [SET] with cursor button, and press [MENU/SET]
S
Enter the name (Entering text (→44))
[Age]
Set the birthdate.
Select [SET] with cursor button, and press [MENU/SET]
Press
to select year, month and day, set with
, and press
[MENU/SET]
[Focus Icon]
Change the icon that is displayed when the subject is in focus.
Select the focus icon with cursor button, and press [MENU/SET]
[Add Images]
Up to 3 face pictures of the person can be registered.
Select an unregistered frame, and press [MENU/SET]
•• When a registered face picture is selected with cursor button, a screen to
confirm deletion is displayed. Select [Yes] to delete the face picture.
(If only one picture is registered, it cannot be deleted.)
Record the picture (Perform step
(→131))
Press [
] button
■■Recording tips when registering face pictures
••Make sure the subject’s eyes are open and mouth closed; have the subject face the
camera directly, and make sure the outline of the face, the eyes and eyebrows are
not hidden by hair.
••Make sure there are no heavy shadows on the face. (During registration, the flash is
not used.)
■■If the camera seems to have difficulty recognizing faces when recording
••Register additional pictures of the same person’s face, indoors and outdoors or with
different expressions or angles.
••Register additional pictures at the place you are recording.
••If a registered person is no longer recognized, re-register that person.
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Recording with the Face Recognition function [Face Recog.]
Editing or deleting information about registered persons
Information about registered people can be edited or deleted.
Select [Face Recog.] from the [Rec] menu
••For the setting procedures of the menu. (→25)
Select [MEMORY] with cursor button, and press [MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select people to be edited or deleted and
press [MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select the item and press [MENU/SET]
[Info Edit]
Edit name or other registered information.
[Priority]
Set priority order for focus and exposure.
Select the registration order with cursor button, and press [MENU/SET]
[Delete]
Delete information and face pictures of registered persons.
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Using the [Rec] menu
You can perform settings such as Picture size and flash.
••For the setting procedures of the menu. (→25)
[Photo Style]
You can adjust the colors and picture quality according to the concept of the
picture that you want to create.
■■Settings
[Standard]
Standard setting.
[Vivid]
Setting with slightly high contrast and saturation.
[Natural]
Setting with slightly low contrast.
[Monochrome]
[Scenery]
Setting that creates a picture using monochrome shades of
gray only, such as black and white.
Setting that creates a picture using vivid colors for the blue
sky and green.
[Portrait]
Setting that produces the look of a healthy complexion.
[Custom]
Setting for using colors and picture quality that were
registered in advance.
■■Adjusting the picture quality and registering a custom setting
Press
to select the photo style to be adjusted, and press
Press
to select an item and press
to adjust.
Press [MENU/SET]
Settings
[Contrast]
Settings and results
Difference between light
and dark in a picture
–
+
Low
High
[Sharpness]
Picture contour
Soft
Sharp
[Saturation]*
Color change
Quiet impression
Vivid impression
[Noise Reduction]
[Custom setting]
Priority on noise
reduction
You can register the setting for the adjusted picture quality to [Custom].
Select [Custom setting] and press [MENU/SET]
Select [Yes] and press [MENU/SET]
Noise reduction
Priority on resolution
* When [Monochrome] is selected, the color tone is changed.
●●The settings of the adjusted picture quality will be stored in memory even when the
camera is turned off.
●●When the picture quality is adjusted, [+] will be displayed in the icon.
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Using the [Rec] menu
••For the setting procedures of the menu. (→25)
[Picture Size]
Set the size (number of pixels) of still pictures. Number of pictures which can
be recorded depends on this setting and on [Quality].
■■Settings
Aspect ratio
Setting and
picture size
4:3
3:2
16:9
1:1
10M
3648×2736
9.5M
3776×2520
9M
3968×2232
7.5M
2736×2736
7M *
3072×2304
6.5M *
3168×2112
6M *
3328×1872
5.5M *
2304×2304
5M
2560×1920
4.5M
2656×1768
4.5M
2784×1568
3.5M
1920×1920
3M
2048×1536
3M *
2112×1408
2.5M
2208×1248
2.5M *
1536×1536
2M *
1600×1200
2.5M
2048×1360
2M *
1920×1080
0.2M
480×480
0.3M
640×480
0.3M
640×424
0.2M
640×360
*This setting is not available in
([Intelligent Auto] Mode).
●●Mosaic effect may appear depending on subject and recording conditions.
Setting guide
Larger picture size
Smaller picture size
Sharper
Less detailed
Lower recording capacity
Higher recording capacity
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Using the [Rec] menu
••For the setting procedures of the menu. (→25)
[Quality]
Set the compression rate for still picture data.
■■Settings
[Fine]
[Standard]
[RAW+Fine]
Gives priority to picture quality and saves pictures in
JPEG file format.
Saves pictures in JPEG file format using standard
picture quality.
[RAW+Standard]
Saves pictures in JPEG file format in addition to the
RAW file format.*1
[RAW]
Saves pictures in the RAW file format.*2
[3D+Fine]
Simultaneously saves 3D still picture data (MPO) and
pictures in JPEG file format. (Only when [3D Photo
Mode] Scene Mode is set.)
[3D+Standard]
*1If you delete a RAW file from the camera, the corresponding JPEG file is also deleted.
*2You cannot set the picture size. (The pictures are saved using the maximum
recordable pixels for each image aspect ratio.)
■■About RAW file
You can perform advanced editing of RAW pictures using the software (“SILKYPIX
Developer Studio” developed by Ichikawa Soft Laboratory) on the CD‑ROM (supplied).
(The edited pictures can be saved in a file format such as JPEG that can be displayed
on your computer.)
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Using the [Rec] menu
••For the setting procedures of the menu. (→25)
[ISO Limit Set]
You can set the upper limit of ISO Sensitivity when [Sensitivity] is set to
[AUTO] or [ ].
■■Settings: [AUTO] / [200] / [400] / [800] / [1600] / [3200]
●●This function is disabled during motion picture recording. (Except [Creative Video
Mode])
[ISO Increments]
You can change the setting to increase ISO Sensitivity by 1 EV or 1/3 EV.
■■Settings: [1/3EV] / [1EV]
●●When this setting is changed from [1/3EV] to [1EV], the setting for [Sensitivity] may be
changed. (The closest ISO Sensitivity that can be set for [1EV] will be used.)
[Extended ISO]
For details (→110).
[Program Diagram]
For details (→59).
[Face Recog.]
For details (→130).
[AF Mode]
For details (→96).
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Using the [Rec] menu
••For the setting procedures of the menu. (→25)
[Quick AF]
The focus is automatically adjusted when camera blurring is small even when
the shutter button is not pressed. (Increases battery consumption)
■■Settings: [ON] / [OFF]
●●Focus alignment may take time if zoom is suddenly changed from max. Wide to max.
Tele, or if suddenly moving closer to subject.
●●Press shutter button halfway if focus is difficult to align.
●●The function will turn [OFF] in the following cases.
••[Soft Focus] under [Creative Control] Mode
••[Night Portrait], [Night Scenery] and [Handheld Night Shot] Scene Modes
●●[Quick AF] will not work while AF Tracking is operating.
[AF/AE Lock]
You can change the operation of the [AF/AE LOCK] button to either lock focus
(AF) only or lock exposure (AE) only when this button is pressed.
For details on the setting operation (→103)
■■Settings
[AF]
Only the focus is locked. ([AFL] is displayed on the screen.)
[AE]
Only the exposure is locked. ([AEL] is displayed on the screen.)
[AF/AE]
Both the focus and exposure are locked. ([AFL] and [AEL] are displayed on the
screen.)
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Using the [Rec] menu
••For the setting procedures of the menu. (→25)
[Metering Mode]
You can change the position for measuring brightness when correcting
exposure.
■■Settings
[Metering Mode]
Brightness measurement
position
Conditions
Whole screen
Normal usage
(produces balanced pictures)
[Center Weighted]
Center and surrounding
area
Subject in center
[Spot]
Center and close
surrounding area
Great difference between brightness of subject
and background
(e.g. person in spotlight on stage, backlighting)
[Multi Metering]
[i.Dynamic]
This function automatically adjusts contrast and exposure to produce pictures
with closer-to-actual colors when there is a significant difference between light
and dark in the background and the subject.
■■Settings: [HIGH] / [STANDARD] / [LOW] / [OFF]
●●[LOW], [STANDARD] and [HIGH] indicate the maximum range provided by the effect
of this control.
●●If [i.Dynamic] is activated even when [Sensitivity] is set to [80] or [100], pictures may
be recorded with higher sensitivity than the ISO Sensitivity setting.
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Using the [Rec] menu
••For the setting procedures of the menu. (→25)
[Multi Expo.]
You can combine two or three still pictures into a single picture.
■■Settings
[Start]
Start taking pictures.
Decide on your composition and take the first picture
Press
to select [Next] and then press [MENU/SET]
•• [Retake]: Delete the result of the last shot and take another picture.
•• [Exit]: Exit Multi Exposure and save the picture that was taken.
Take the second and third pictures
•• When you press [MENU/SET] while taking pictures, the pictures that
you took are saved and Multi Exposure is closed.
Use cursor button to select [Exit] and press [MENU/SET]
[Auto Gain]
[ON]:Combines several pictures into one by automatically adjusting the
brightness in accordance with the number of pictures taken.
[OFF]:Combines several pictures into one by simply overlapping the
exposure results of all pictures, as is.
Since this setting may create a combined picture that is too bright
for some subject brightness level, perform Exposure Compensation
if required.
●●Still pictures are not saved in memory until Multi Exposure is ended.
●●Information for the picture taken last will be used as recording information of pictures
taken using Multi Exposure.
●●The picture size setting will be fixed at the point at which you select [Start].
●●The zoom position and White Balance are fixed at the point at which you take the first
picture.
●●There are some restrictions on the functions, for example, you will not be able to use
the following functions.
••[Burst Shooting]
••[i.Dynamic]
••[Auto Bracket]
••[Aspect Bracket]
••[WB Bracket]
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Using the [Rec] menu
••For the setting procedures of the menu. (→25)
[Min. Shtr Speed]
Sets the minimum value for the shutter speed. We recommend using slower
shutter speeds to take brighter pictures in dark locations.
■■Settings: [AUTO]
[1/250] [1/125] [1/60] [1/30] [1/15] [1/8] [1/4] [1/2] [1]
●●Slower shutter speeds allow for brighter pictures but increase risk of jitter, so we
recommend using a tripod and the self-timer.
●●As still pictures may become dark when using faster values such as [1/250], we
recommend that still pictures are taken in bright locations ([ ] flashes red when
shutter button is pressed halfway if still picture will be dark).
●●[ ] is displayed on screen for settings other than [AUTO].
[i.Resolution]
You can use the camera’s Intelligent Resolution technology to record still
pictures with sharper outlines and clearer resolution.
■■Settings: [HIGH] / [STANDARD] / [LOW] / [OFF]
[i.Zoom]
For details (→94).
[Digital Zoom]
For details (→94).
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Using the [Rec] menu
••For the setting procedures of the menu. (→25)
[Step Zoom]
For details (→95).
[Stabilizer]
Automatically detects and prevents jitter.
■■Settings: [ON] / [OFF]
●●This setting is fixed to [ON] in [Handheld Night Shot] in [Scene Mode].
●●The setting is fixed to [OFF] in [Panorama Shot] and [3D Photo Mode] Scene Mode
and [High Speed Video] in [Creative Video Mode].
●●Cases where Optical Image Stabilizer may be ineffective:
Heavy jitter, high zoom ratio (also in the Digital Zoom range), fast-moving objects,
indoors or in dark locations (due to low shutter speed)
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Using the [Rec] menu
••For the setting procedures of the menu. (→25)
[AF Assist Lamp]
You can set the camera to automatically turn on the AF Assist Lamp in dark
locations to make focusing easier.
■■Settings
[ON]:Lamp illuminated with halfway press of shutter button
(
appears)
[OFF]:Lamp off (taking pictures of animals in the dark, etc.)
AF Assist Lamp
●●The AF Assist Lamp has an effective distance of 1.5 m (4.9 feet).
••Do not block the lamp with your fingers or look at it from close range.
●●The function will turn [OFF] in the following cases.
••Scene Modes ([Scenery] [Night Scenery] [Handheld Night Shot] [Sunset] [Glass
Through])
••[High Speed Video] in [Creative Video Mode]
[Flash]
For details (→107).
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Using the [Rec] menu
••For the setting procedures of the menu. (→25)
[Flash Synchro]
You can set the timing for firing the flash depending on the picture that you
want to create.
■■Settings: [1ST] / [2ND]
Flash firing timing chart
[1ST] is set
Elapsed time
The picture is taken (shutter is open).
[2ND] is set
●●Normally, set to [1ST].
●●If you set to [2ND], [2nd] will be displayed in the flash icon on the screen.
●●When a fast shutter speed is set, the Flash Synchro effect may not be sufficiently
achieved.
●●Flash Synchro can be used even when you use an external flash.
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Using the [Rec] menu
••For the setting procedures of the menu. (→25)
[Flash Adjust.]
You can adjust the intensity of the flash when you take a picture of a small
subject, or when the flash reflectance is extremely high or low.
■■Settings: -2 EV to +2 EV (unit: 1/3 EV)
When you do not want to adjust the intensity of the flash, select [0 EV].
●●When the intensity of the flash is adjusted, [+] or [-] is displayed on the flash icon.
●●The flash intensity setting will be stored in memory even when the camera is turned
off.
[Red-Eye Removal]
Automatically detects red-eye and corrects still picture data when recording
with flash red-eye reduction (
).
■■Settings: [ON] / [OFF]
●●This setting will work only when [AF Mode] is (Face Detection).
●●Depending on the circumstance, it may not be possible to correct red-eye.
●●When this function is set to [ON], the flash icon changes to [ ]/[ ].
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Using the [Rec] menu
••For the setting procedures of the menu. (→25)
[Color Mode]
For details (→53).
[Motion Deblur]
For details (→53).
[iHandheld Nite Shot]
For details (→53).
[iHDR]
For details (→54).
[Opt. Viewfinder]
You can set the LCD monitor display when the optional External Viewfinder is
attached.
■■Settings: [ON] / [OFF]
[Aspect Bracket]
For details (→122).
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Using the [Rec] menu
••For the setting procedures of the menu. (→25)
[Time Lapse Shot]
You can preset data such as recording start time and time lapse to take still
pictures automatically. This setting is convenient for taking pictures at constant
intervals for landscape scenes, observation of the gradual changes in animals/
plants, and other applications.
■■Settings
[Shooting Interval]:
Set the time lapse. (Up to 30
minutes in 1-minute intervals)
•• There are cases where
intervals of 5 minutes or
more are required for some
shutter speeds.
[Start Time]:
Set the time to start recording. You can set the time in advance
to start recording after a waiting period of up to 12 hours.
[Alert]:
: The camera notifies you of the start of recording by emitting
a warning beep sound and flashing the AF Assist Lamp.
: The camera starts recording without notifying you of the
start of recording.
[Image Count]:
10 pictures, 20 pictures, 30 pictures, 40 pictures, 50 pictures
and 60 pictures
■■About interval recording
When the shutter button is pressed fully, interval recording will start and the camera
automatically takes pictures.
••During recording standby, the camera turns off automatically when no operation is
performed for a preset interval. At the time to start recording or after the interval of
recording time, the camera turns on automatically and the lens moves to the zoom
position (focal length) to take a picture. (Do not attach the lens cap during recording
standby.)
••When the camera ON/OFF switch is set to [OFF], interval recording will end. To
continue interval recording, leave the camera ON/OFF switch to [ON].
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Using the [Rec] menu
●●Pictures taken using interval recording cannot be stored in the built-in memory.
●●The interval recording function is not intended for application-specific systems
(monitoring cameras).
●●If you leave the camera unattended during interval recording, make sure that the
camera is not stolen.
●●Exercise caution when you perform interval recording for a long period of time in cold
regions or in a low-temperature or high-temperature/high-humidity environment, since
such use could cause malfunctions.
●●There is a possibility of the camera moving when it automatically turns on or off, for
example, when the lens is retracting into the camera housing. We recommend fixing
the camera to a tripod or using other methods on a stable surface when you take
pictures using interval recording. Make sure that the camera does not topple over
because of wind or other causes.
●●This function cannot be used for recording motion pictures.
●●Use a fully charged battery.
●●Interval recording will be interrupted and the setting will be canceled in the following
cases.
••When the remaining battery power runs out
••When the maximum number of pictures that can be recorded has been reached
●●Do not connect the AV cable (optional), HDMI mini cable (optional), and USB
connection cable during interval recording.
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Application (Record)
Using the [Rec] menu
••For the setting procedures of the menu. (→25)
[Date Stamp]
Still pictures can be taken with the recording date and time stamped on the still
picture.
■■Settings: [W/O TIME] / [WITH TIME] / [OFF]
●●Date stamps on still pictures cannot be erased.
●●The date cannot be stamped when [Auto Bracket], [WB Bracket], [Aspect Bracket]
or [Burst Shooting] is set, or when the [Panorama Shot] or [3D Photo Mode] Scene
Mode is set.
●●Do not request date printing in store or make date printing on printer for still pictures
with date stamps. (Date printing may be overlapped.)
●●Cannot change the setting in [Intelligent Auto] Mode. The setting in other Recording
Mode is applied.
[Clock Set]
Set the clock. Same function as that in [Setup] menu. (→24)
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Application (Record)
Using the [Motion Picture] menu
Items on the [Rec] menu and [Motion Picture] menu with the same names have the same
functions. If a setting in one menu is changed, the setting with the same name in other
menu will also be changed automatically.
••See the corresponding [Rec] menu item for details.
••For the setting procedures of the menu. (→25)
[Rec Mode]
Sets the data format of the motion picture that is recorded.
■■Settings
[AVCHD]
This is a data format suitable for playback on high-definition TVs.
[MP4]
This data format is suited for playing back motion pictures on a
computer and other such devices.
●●For details (→84)
[Rec Quality]
Sets the picture quality of the motion picture that is recorded.
■■Settings
[AVCHD] in [Rec Mode]
Item
[PSH]
[FSH]
[SH]
Picture size/Bit rate
1920×1080 pixels/Approx. 28 Mbps
1920×1080 pixels/Approx. 17 Mbps
1280×720 pixels/Approx. 17 Mbps
fps
60p
60i
60p
Aspect ratio
Picture size/Bit rate
1920×1080 pixels/Approx. 20 Mbps
1280×720 pixels/Approx. 10 Mbps
640×480 pixels/Approx. 4 Mbps
fps
Aspect ratio
16:9
[MP4] in [Rec Mode]
Item
[FHD]
[HD]
[VGA]
30
16:9
4:3
●●Bit rate is the data volume for a given period of time. The bigger the volume, the
higher the picture quality. This unit uses the “VBR” recording method. “VBR” is an
abbreviation of “Variable Bit Rate”, and the bit rate (volume of data for definite period
of time) is changed automatically depending on the subject to record. Therefore, the
recording time is shortened when a subject with fast movement is recorded.
●●The aspect ratio of motion pictures is set using [Rec Quality]. The aspect ratio of
motion pictures will not be changed even if you operate the aspect ratio selector
switch.
●●You can record motion pictures to the built-in memory only in [VGA] mode.
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Application (Record)
Using the [Motion Picture] menu
••For the setting procedures of the menu. (→25)
[Continuous AF]
Either allow the focus to be constantly adjusted during motion picture
recording, or fix the focus position at the start of recording.
■■Settings
[ON]
[OFF]: Fix focus position at the start of motion picture recording.
[Wind Cut]
Automatically detects wind sounds (wind noise) captured by the microphone
and suppresses the sound if the wind is blowing too strongly.
■■Settings: [AUTO] / [OFF]
●●When [Wind Cut] is set to [AUTO], the sound quality may differ from that of normal
recordings.
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Application (View)
Viewing your pictures
[Normal Play]
When a card is in the camera, pictures are played back from the card. Without a card,
pictures are played back from the built-in memory.
Press the playback button
The camera switches to the playback
mode.
Press
to select a picture to be
displayed
••When you press and hold the button, the
pictures are displayed one after another.
••You can also rotate the rear dial to select a
picture.
■■To end playback
Press the playback button again.
File number
Picture number/Total pictures
●●If [Start Mode] in the [Setup] menu is set to [ ], the camera is activated in playback
mode when the camera is turned on. You can also activate the camera in playback
mode if the camera is turned on while pressing the playback button, even when the
menu is set to [ ].
●●It may not be possible to view pictures on this camera that were previously edited on
a computer.
●●When the camera is switched to playback mode, the lens barrel will be retracted into
the camera housing after approx. 15 seconds.
●●This camera is compliant with the unified DCF (Design rule for Camera File system)
standard formulated by the Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries
Association (JEITA), and with Exif (Exchangeable image file format). Files that are not
DCF-compliant cannot be played back.
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Application (View)
Viewing your pictures [Normal Play]
Zooming in and viewing “Playback zoom”
Turn the zoom lever toward the T
side to enlarge the picture
Current zoom position
(Appears for 1 second)
[ND/FOCUS] lever
Rear dial
Each time you turn the zoom lever toward the
T side, the camera magnifies the selected
area by 2x, 4x, 8x, and 16x in succession.
(The picture quality displayed becomes
successively lower.)
••Move zoom position → Press
••To reduce zoom
→ Turn lever towards W side
●●Playback zoom cannot be used during motion picture playback.
■■Switching the displayed picture without changing the zoom ratio and
position of Playback zoom
Rotate the rear dial during Playback zoom.
••When you display pictures with different picture sizes and aspect ratios or pictures
that are rotated when they are displayed, the zoom position returns to the center.
■■Enlarging the focus point
Press the [ND/FOCUS] lever.
••Pictures recorded without adjusting focus or recorded with Manual Focus are not
enlarged on the screen.
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Application (View)
Viewing your pictures [Normal Play]
Viewing a list of pictures “Multi Playback”
Turn the zoom lever toward the W
side to display pictures in a list
Picture no./Total no.
Motion pictures
Panorama pictures (→76)
••Move the zoom lever further toward the W side and you can switch the display methods
in the following order: 12-picture screen → 30-picture screen → Calendar playback.
(Turn the lever to the T side to return.)
••When you select a picture using the cursor button and press [MENU/SET] on the
12-picture or 30-picture screen, the selected picture is displayed on the 1-picture
screen (full-screen).
●●Pictures displayed with [!] cannot be played back.
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Application (View)
Viewing your pictures [Normal Play]
Viewing pictures by their recording date “Calendar Playback”
Turn the zoom lever toward the
W side to display the calendar
screen while displaying a
30-picture screen
Selected date
••When you select a recording date using the cursor button and press [MENU/SET], the
display method changes to the 12-picture screen.
●●Only months when pictures were taken are shown on the calendar screen. If the clock
was not set, pictures will be displayed as January 1st, 2012. If the date / time was set
incorrectly, pictures will be displayed with the incorrect settings.
●●Pictures taken with destination settings made in [World Time] are displayed in the
calendar screen using the appropriate date for the destination’s time zone.
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Application (View)
Viewing your pictures [Normal Play]
Playing back pictures recorded in burst and interval recording
Still pictures taken in a sequence using the [ ] or [ ] burst setting or pictures taken
using interval recording are grouped together when they are displayed. (Group display)
■■Representative picture display
Number of burst pictures
When these pictures are displayed together with other still
pictures or motion pictures, a representative picture (the
first picture recorded using burst or interval recording) is
displayed.
••You can delete or edit all the still pictures in a group at
once.
: Burst pictures
: Pictures recorded in interval recording
■■Displaying pictures in a group
When you press while a representative picture is being
displayed, only a series of still pictures recorded using burst
or interval recording will be displayed.
••Only pictures grouped together are displayed.
••To return to the representative screen display
→ Press .
■■Playback for burst pictures/Continuous playback
Press to play back a series of pictures one after another.
••Regarding playback for burst pictures/continuous playback, refer to the operations
during motion picture playback. (→159)
■■About retrieving group information
When the power is turned on, the
(acquiring information icon) may appear.
While
is displayed, pictures cannot be deleted and the [Playback] menu cannot
be used. Only [Normal Play] or [Calendar] is available as the [Playback Mode].
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Application (View)
Viewing your pictures [Normal Play]
●●When pictures set to [Favorite] are played back using [Slide Show] or [Filtering Play],
the pictures cannot be displayed in a group.
●●The following operation cannot be performed while a representative first burst picture
is being displayed.
••[Auto Retouch]
••[Creative Retouch]
••[Cropping] of [Playback] menu
••[Leveling] of [Playback] menu
●●Still pictures taken subsequently using burst or interval recording are not combined
together to form a group after the total number of still pictures exceeds 50,000. Also, if
there is only one picture left in a group because the other pictures were deleted or for
some other reason, no group is formed.
●●Pictures recorded using other cameras may not be recognized as a group picture.
●●Pictures recorded without setting the clock are not combined together to form a group.
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Application (View)
Viewing your pictures [Normal Play]
About panorama playback
Still pictures recorded with [Panorama Shot] Scene Mode are displayed in small size on a
normal playback screen because the entire picture is displayed on the screen.
■■Enlarged display
You can use the Playback zoom function to enlarge a picture. (→153)
■■Automatic scrolling display of panorama pictures
When you press , the camera automatically scrolls a panorama picture from edge to
edge in enlarged display mode just like playing back a motion picture.
••Operations during panorama picture scrolling playback
Pause/play
Single-frame forward
(while paused)
Single-frame rewind
(while paused)
Stop
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Application (View)
Viewing motion pictures
This unit was designed to play motion pictures using the AVCHD, MP4 and QuickTime
Motion JPEG formats.
Select a picture with the motion picture icon ([ etc.), and press
], [ ]
Playback now starts.
Motion picture recording time
When playback starts, the elapsed playback time is
displayed in the top right of the screen.
Example: After 3 minutes and 30 seconds: [3m30s]
Motion picture icon
■■Operations during motion picture playback
Pause/play
Fast rewind (2 steps)*
Fast forward (2 steps)*
Stop
Save a motion picture as a still picture
(Only while the camera is paused)
* Single-frame forward/single-frame rewind can be performed while paused.
●●Volume can be adjusted with the zoom lever.
●●It may not be possible to properly play back motion pictures recorded using other
cameras.
●●Some information will not be displayed for motion pictures recorded in [AVCHD].
●●Motion pictures can be viewed on your computer using “PHOTOfunSTUDIO” on the
supplied CD‑ROM.
●●Motion pictures recorded with [Miniature Effect] in [Creative Control] Mode play back
at approximately 10x speed.
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Application (View)
Capturing still pictures from motion pictures
Save a scene from a motion picture as a still picture.
Display the picture that you want to capture as a still picture
by pausing a motion picture during playback
Press [MENU/SET]
••A confirmation screen is displayed.
Use cursor button to select [Yes] to save a still picture.
[Rec Quality] of the original motion picture
[Picture Size]
Aspect ratio
2M
16:9
0.3M
4:3
[PSH] [FSH] [SH] [FHD] [HD]
[VGA]
●●The picture quality becomes slightly lower depending on the [Rec Quality] setting of
the original motion picture.
●●It may not be possible to capture still pictures from motion pictures that were recorded
with a different camera.
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Application (View)
Splitting up motion pictures
A single motion picture can be split into 2 parts. This is convenient when you want to keep
just the necessary scenes, or if you wish to delete unnecessary scenes to increase free
space on your card, such as when traveling.
Select [Video Divide] from [Playback] menu
••For the setting procedures of the menu. (→25)
Select the motion picture to split with cursor button and then
press [MENU/SET]
Press
at where you want to split a motion picture to pause it
Press
••A confirmation screen is displayed. Select [Yes] with
cursor button, and press [MENU/SET].
••The original motion picture that was split does not
remain.
(There will only be the 2 motion pictures that were
created after the split.)
●●During splitting, do not turn off the camera or remove the card or battery. If you do so,
the motion picture may be deleted.
●●Splitting a motion picture recorded in [MP4] changes the order of the pictures. It is
recommended to display with [Calendar] (Calendar Playback) or [Filtering Play].
●●It may not be possible to split motion pictures that were recorded with a different
camera.
●●Motion pictures with a short recording time cannot be divided.
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Application (View)
Changing the picture information display, etc.
You can disable the display of picture information (file number, etc.) and recording
information (settings used for recording, etc.) when a picture is played back.
Press [DISP.] button to switch the
display
Every time you press the button, the display
will be switched.
Picture information
Recording
information
No display
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Application (View)
Deleting pictures
Pictures will be deleted from the card if the card is inserted, or from the built-in memory if
the card is not inserted. (Deleted pictures cannot be recovered.)
Press [
] button to delete
displayed picture
••A confirmation screen is displayed.
Select [Yes] with cursor button, and press
[MENU/SET].
●●Do not turn off the power during deletion.
●●Use a sufficiently charged battery or an AC adaptor (optional) and DC coupler
(optional).
●●Pictures cannot be deleted in the following cases:
••Protected pictures
••Card switch is in “LOCK” position.
••Pictures not of DCF standard (→152)
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Application (View)
Deleting pictures
To delete multiple (up to 100)/To delete all pictures
When you select a representative picture of a still picture group recorded using burst or
interval recording, the group is deleted as a single picture. (All the pictures in the selected
group are deleted.)
Press [
] button to delete
displayed picture
Press to select [Delete Multi]/
[Delete All] and press [MENU/SET]
●●[Delete Multi]
Use cursor button to select picture and
press [DISP.] button
Picture selected
••To cancel → Press [DISP.] button again.
Press [MENU/SET]
••You can select [All Delete Except Favorite]
in [Delete All] if there are pictures that have
been set as [Favorite] (→178).
••A confirmation screen is displayed. Select
[Yes] with cursor button and then press
[MENU/SET].
••May take time depending on number of
pictures deleted.
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Application (View)
Different playback methods
[Playback Mode]
Recorded pictures can be played back in a variety of ways.
••For the setting procedures of the menu. (→25)
[2D/3D Settings]
Switches the output format between 2D and 3D pictures. (Only available
during HDMI output.)
[Normal Play]
Plays back all pictures.
[Slide Show]
Automatically plays back recorded pictures, one after another.
[Filtering Play]
Plays back the pictures after narrowing them down according to various
conditions.
[Calendar]
Displays the pictures according to the date on which they were taken.
[2D/3D Settings]
The playback method for the 3D pictures can be switched. This menu is only displayed
during HDMI output. For the procedure for playing back a 3D still picture (→187).
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Application (View)
Different playback methods [Playback Mode]
••For the setting procedures of the menu. (→25)
[Slide Show]
Automatically play pictures in order and to music. Recommended when viewing on TV
screen.
Use cursor button to select the playback method and press
[MENU/SET]
[All]
Play all.
[Picture Only]
Plays back still pictures.
[Video Only]
Plays back motion pictures.
[3D Play]
Plays back 3D still pictures recorded using [3D Photo Mode] Scene
Mode only.
[Category Selection] Select category and play back motion or still pictures.
(Select category with cursor button and press [MENU/SET].) (→168)
[Favorite]
Play back pictures set as [Favorite]. (→178)
Use cursor button to set playback effects and press
[MENU/SET]
[Effect] (Select music and effects according to picture atmosphere)
[AUTO] (only available with [Category Selection] setting) / [NATURAL] / [SLOW] / [SWING] /
[URBAN] / [OFF]
[Setup]
[Duration]∗
[1 SEC.] / [2 SEC.] / [3 SEC.] / [5 SEC.]
[Repeat]
[ON] / [OFF]
[Sound]
[AUTO]: W
ith still pictures, music will play back, and with motion pictures,
audio will play back.
[Music]: Music effect will play back.
[Audio]: Audio is played back from motion pictures.
[OFF]: Music and audio will not play back.
∗This effect can be set only when [Effect] is set to [OFF]. Note, however, that the [Duration]
setting will not be effective in the following cases.
•• Motion pictures
•• Panorama pictures
•• Group of still pictures taken sequentially with a [ using interval recording
] or [ ] burst setting or pictures taken
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Application (View)
Different playback methods [Playback Mode]
Use cursor button to select [Start] and press [MENU/SET]
■■Operations during Slide Show
The operation guide appears on the bottom right of the LCD monitor.
Pause/play
Previous*
Next*
Volume down
Volume up
Stop
* Only while the camera is paused when playing back still pictures
●●When [URBAN] has been selected, the picture may appear in black and white as a
screen effect.
●●Part of [Effect] cannot be used when displaying pictures on television using an HDMI
mini cable (optional) or when displaying pictures recorded in portrait position.
●●Screen effects do not operate during a [3D Play] slide show.
●●Music effects cannot be added.
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Application (View)
Different playback methods [Playback Mode]
••For the setting procedures of the menu. (→25)
[Filtering Play]
You can select and display pictures that you want to play back, for example, pictures in
any category or your favorite pictures.
Press
to select the playback method and press
[MENU/SET]
[Picture Only]
Play back still pictures.
[Video Only]
Play back motion pictures.
[3D Play]
Play back only pictures that were recorded using [3D Photo Mode]
Scene Mode.
[Category Selection] Use cursor button to select a category of pictures to be played back
and press [MENU/SET].
Pictures taken using Face Recognition
[Portrait] /
/ [Soft Skin] / [Night Portrait] /
[Scenery] /
/ [Panorama Shot] / [Sunset] /
[Glass Through]
[Night Portrait] /
/ [Night Scenery] /
/
[Handheld Night Shot] /
[Sports]
/ [Baby] /
/
[Baby] /
[Pet]
[Food]
[Travel Date]
[Burst Shooting] ([ Interval recording
[Favorite]
] or [ ] only)
Play back pictures set as [Favorite].
●●When the camera is turned off or when the camera is switched to a recording mode,
normal playback is resumed.
[Calendar]
Select the date from the calendar screen to view only the pictures taken on that day. (→155)
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Application (View)
Retouching pictures
[Auto Retouch]
You can adjust the color and brightness of a still picture to bring them into balance.
••New pictures are created after editing pictures with [Auto Retouch]. Before starting
to edit, make sure that there is enough free space in the built-in memory or on the
memory card.
••Example picture
Select a still picture to retouch during playback and press
Use cursor button to select [Auto Retouch] and press
[MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select [ON] and press [MENU/SET]
••A confirmation screen is displayed. If you select [Yes], the new retouched still
picture is saved.
••When [OFF] is selected, you can restore a picture to its original condition (before
retouching).
●●The retouch effect may be less apparent in some still pictures.
●●Some still pictures may have higher noise levels after retouching.
●●It may not be possible to use [Auto Retouch] with still pictures that have already been
retouched.
●●It may not be possible to retouch still pictures recorded with other cameras.
●●[Auto Retouch] is unable to perform in the following cases:
••Motion pictures
••Still pictures recorded in [Panorama Shot] Scene Mode
••3D still pictures
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Application (View)
Retouching pictures
[Creative Retouch]
You can retouch recorded still pictures by selecting the effect that you want to apply.
••New pictures are created after editing pictures with [Creative Retouch]. Before starting
to edit, make sure that there is enough free space in the built-in memory or memory
card.
Select a still picture to retouch during playback and press
Use cursor button to select [Creative Retouch] and press
[MENU/SET]
Press
to select a setting
••The picture retouched with the selected effect is
displayed.
See the corresponding picture effects of [Creative
Control] Mode. You cannot adjust effects other than
brightness under [Toy Effect] and [Cross Process].
[Expressive] / [Retro] (→66)
[High Key] / [Low Key] (→67)
[Sepia] / [Dynamic Monochrome] (→68)
[Impressive Art] / [High Dynamic] (→69)
[Cross Process] / [Toy Effect] (→70)
[Miniature Effect] (→71)
[Soft Focus] / [Star Filter] (→72)
[One Point Color] (→73)
••When [OFF] is selected, you can restore a picture to its
original condition (before retouching).
Press [MENU/SET]
••A confirmation screen is displayed. If you select [Yes], the new retouched still
picture is saved.
●●The retouch effect may be less apparent in some still pictures.
●●The image effect may appear weak compared to the effect given by the [Creative
Control] Mode.
●●It may not be possible to retouch still pictures recorded with other cameras.
●●[Creative Retouch] is unable to be performed in the following cases:
••Motion pictures
••Still pictures recorded in [Panorama Shot] Scene Mode
••3D still pictures
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Application (View)
Using the [Playback] menu
You can set the recorded picture to upload to the image-sharing websites, edit the picture
(for example, trimming), and set a protection setting in the picture.
••For the setting procedures of the menu. (→25)
●●New pictures are created after editing pictures with tools such as [Text Stamp] and
[Resize]. Before starting to edit, make sure that there is enough free space in the
built-in memory or memory card.
●●It may not be possible to set or edit pictures taken with other cameras.
[Upload Set]
You can select pictures on the camera for uploading to image-sharing websites
(Facebook or YouTube).
••You can only upload motion pictures to YouTube, while you may upload both motion
pictures and still pictures to Facebook.
••Pictures on the built-in memory cannot be set. Copy pictures to a card (→182) before
making [Upload Set] settings.
Use cursor button to select [Single] or [Multi] and press
[MENU/SET]
Select picture and make setting
●●[Single]
Use cursor button to select
picture and press
[MENU/SET]
Web upload setting
•• To cancel
→ Press [MENU/SET] again.
●●[Multi]
Use cursor button to select picture and press
[DISP.] button
•• To cancel
→ Press [DISP.]
button again.
Web upload setting
Press [MENU/SET]
•• Confirmation screen is displayed. If you select
[Yes], the operation is executed.
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Application (View)
Using the [Playback] menu
■■Uploading to image-sharing websites
When setting [Upload Set], the built-in uploading tool automatically makes copies
on the card inside the camera. Connect the camera to your computer (→191) before
performing uploading operations. For more details, refer to (→194).
■■To clear all
Select [Cancel] in step
and select [Yes].
●●Not available on cards with less than 512 MB.
••For the setting procedures of the menu. (→25)
[Title Edit]
You can give titles, etc. to your favorite still pictures.
Use cursor button to select [Single] or [Multi] and press
[MENU/SET]
Select a still picture
●●[Single]
Use cursor button to select
a still picture and press
[MENU/SET]
●●[Multi]
(up to 100 pictures with the same text)
Use cursor button to select a still picture and
press [DISP.] button
[Title Edit] setting
[Title Edit] already set
•• To cancel
→P
ress [DISP.] button
again.
Press [MENU/SET]
Enter characters (Entering text (→44))
••To delete a title, delete all the characters in the character input screen.
●●Cannot be used in the following cases:
••Motion pictures
••3D still pictures
●●To print text, use [Text Stamp] or “PHOTOfunSTUDIO” software on the supplied
CD‑ROM.
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Application (View)
Using the [Playback] menu
••For the setting procedures of the menu. (→25)
[Text Stamp]
The recording date and time and the text registered in the [Baby], [Pet] Scene Modes,
[Travel Date] and [Title Edit] are stamped on the still picture.
Use cursor button to select [Single] or [Multi] and press
[MENU/SET]
Select a still picture
●●[Single]
Use cursor button to select
a still picture and press
[MENU/SET]
●●[Multi] (up to 100 pictures)
Use cursor button to select a still picture
and press [DISP.] button
[Text Stamp] setting
•• To cancel
→ Press [DISP.] button
again.
Press [MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select items and press
(→174)
Use cursor button to select settings and press [MENU/SET]
(→174)
Press [MENU/SET]
••Confirmation screen is displayed. If you select [Yes], the operation is executed.
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Application (View)
Using the [Playback] menu
■■Items that can be stamped
[Shooting Date]
[Name]
[W/O TIME]: Stamp recording date
[WITH TIME]: Stamp recording date and time
: Stamp name registered in Face Recognition
: Stamp name registered in [Baby] or [Pet]
[Location]
Stamp location registered in [Setup] menu’s [Travel Date]
[Travel Date]
Stamp Travel Date set in [Setup] menu’s [Travel Date]
[Title]
Stamp text registered in [Title Edit]
••Items set to [OFF] are not stamped.
●●Cannot stamp texts on the following pictures.
••Motion pictures
••3D still pictures
••Still pictures recorded in [Panorama Shot] Scene Mode
••Still pictures that date or other texts had already been stamped
••Still pictures taken without setting clock
●●Characters may be cut off on certain printers.
●●Text is difficult to read when stamped on pictures of 0.3 M or less.
●●Do not request date printing in store or make date printing on printer for still
pictures with date stamps. (Date printing may be overlapped.)
••For the setting procedures of the menu. (→25)
[Video Divide]
For details (→161).
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Application (View)
Using the [Playback] menu
••For the setting procedures of the menu. (→25)
[Resize]
Picture size can be reduced to facilitate e-mail attachment and use in web pages, etc.
(Still pictures recorded at the smallest recording pixel level of each picture aspect ratio
such as [0.3M] cannot be reduced further.)
Use cursor button to select [Single] or [Multi] and press
[MENU/SET]
Select picture and make setting
●●[Single]
Use cursor button to select a still
picture and press [MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select size and
press [MENU/SET]
●●[Multi]
Current size
Use cursor button to select size and
press [MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select a still
picture and press [DISP.] button
(up to 100 pictures)
Press [MENU/SET]
Number of pixels
before/after resizing
Size after change
Confirmation screen is displayed.
If you select [Yes], the operation is
executed.
Resize setting
Confirmation screen is displayed. If you
select [Yes], the operation is executed.
●●Picture quality is reduced after resizing.
●●Cannot resize the following pictures.
••Motion pictures
••3D still pictures
••Still pictures recorded in [Panorama Shot] Scene Mode
••Still pictures that date or other texts had already been stamped
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Using the [Playback] menu
••For the setting procedures of the menu. (→25)
[Cropping]
Enlarge your still pictures and crop unwanted areas.
Use cursor button to select a still picture and press
[MENU/SET]
Use the zoom lever to enlarge the portion of a still picture to
be cropped and press [MENU/SET]
Expand
Change position
••Confirmation screen is displayed. If you select [Yes], the
operation is executed.
●●Picture quality is reduced after cropping.
●●Cannot crop the following pictures.
••Motion pictures
••3D still pictures
••Still pictures recorded in [Panorama Shot] Scene Mode
••Still pictures that date or other texts had already been stamped
●●Original Face Recognition information will not be copied when still pictures are
cropped.
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Using the [Playback] menu
••For the setting procedures of the menu. (→25)
[Leveling]
Slight slanting in the still picture can be corrected.
Use cursor button to select a still picture and press
[MENU/SET]
Press
to adjust the skewed angle of view and then press
[MENU/SET]
••Confirmation screen is displayed. If you select [Yes], the operation is executed.
●●Picture quality is reduced when leveling is performed.
●●The resulting still picture may have fewer recording pixels than the original still picture
when leveling is performed.
●●May not be compatible with still pictures taken on other devices.
●●A skewed angle of view for the following pictures cannot be corrected.
••Motion pictures
••3D still pictures
••Still pictures recorded in [Panorama Shot] Scene Mode
••Still pictures that date or other texts had already been stamped
●●The personal information related to Face Recognition recorded in an original still
picture will not be copied to the pictures after their skewed angle of view is corrected.
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Using the [Playback] menu
••For the setting procedures of the menu. (→25)
[Favorite]
By labeling your favorite pictures with a star ( ), you can play back your favorite pictures
only, or you can delete all pictures except your favorites.
Use cursor button to select [Single] or [Multi] and press
[MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select picture and press [MENU/SET]
●●[Single]
Favorite picture setting
●●[Multi]
Favorite picture setting
••To cancel → Press [MENU/SET] again.
■■To clear all
Select [Cancel] in step
and select [Yes].
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Using the [Playback] menu
••For the setting procedures of the menu. (→25)
[Print Set]
Picture/picture no./date printing settings can be made for when printing with DPOF printcompatible shops or printers. (Ask at the shop to check for compatibility.)
For more information visit:
http://panasonic.jp/dc/dpof_110/white_e.htm
Use cursor button to select [Single] or [Multi] and press
[MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select picture and press [MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to set number of pictures and press
[MENU/SET]
(repeat steps
●●[Single]
and
when using [Multi] (up to 999 pictures))
●●[Multi]
Date print set
Date print set
No. to print
No. to print
••Date print setting/release → Press [DISP.] button.
■■To clear all
Select [Cancel] in step
and select [Yes].
●●Depending on the type of printer, the printer settings may take priority over camera
settings.
●●Cannot be set for files that are not compliant with the DCF standard.
●●Some DPOF information set by other equipment cannot be used. In such cases,
delete all of the DPOF information and then set it again with this camera.
●●Date print setting cannot be made for still pictures that have been taken with [Date
Stamp] and pictures with a [Text Stamp] applied.
●●Print setting cannot be made for motion pictures.
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Using the [Playback] menu
••For the setting procedures of the menu. (→25)
[Protect]
Set protection to disable picture deletion. Prevents deletion of important pictures.
Use cursor button to select [Single] or [Multi] and press
[MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select picture and press [MENU/SET]
●●[Single]
●●[Multi]
Picture protected
Picture protected
••To cancel → Press [MENU/SET] again.
■■To clear all
Select [Cancel] in step
and select [Yes].
●●May not be effective when using other devices.
●●The picture is erased when formatting, even if it is protected.
●●When you set the write-protect switch on the card to the “LOCK” position, the picture
is not erased.
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Using the [Playback] menu
••For the setting procedures of the menu. (→25)
[Face Rec Edit]
Edit or delete the recognition information for pictures with mistaken Face Recognition.
Use cursor button to select [REPLACE] or [DELETE] and
press [MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select the picture and press [MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select a person and press [MENU/SET]
••If [DELETE], go to step .
••People whose Face Recognition information has not been registered cannot be
selected.
Use cursor button to select the person to replace for another
and press [MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select [Yes] and press [MENU/SET]
●●When Face Recognition information is deleted, it cannot be restored.
●●Pictures for which all Face Recognition information has been deleted are not
categorized in Face Recognition during [Category Selection].
●●Recognition information cannot be edited in protected pictures.
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Using the [Playback] menu
••For the setting procedures of the menu. (→25)
[Copy]
You can copy pictures between built-in memory and memory card.
■■Copy all pictures from built-in memory to card
Use cursor button to select [ ] and press [MENU/SET]
••Confirmation screen is displayed. If you select [Yes], the operation is executed.
■■Copy 1 picture at a time from card to built-in memory
Use cursor button to select [ ] and press [MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select picture and press [MENU/SET]
••Confirmation screen is displayed. If you select [Yes], the operation is executed.
●●Copying pictures may take several minutes. Do not turn off power or perform other
operations during copying.
●●If identical names (folder/file numbers) are present in the copy destination, a new
folder for copying will be created when copying from built-in memory to card (
Identically-named files will not be copied from card to built-in memory (
).
●●The following settings are not copied. Set them again after copying.
- [Print Set] - [Protect] - [Favorite]
●●Only pictures from Panasonic digital cameras (LUMIX) may be copied.
●●Motion pictures recorded in [AVCHD] format cannot be set.
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You can view pictures on a TV screen by connecting your camera to your TV with the
HDMI mini cable (optional) or AV cable (optional).
●●Also consult TV operating manual.
Preparation:
••Set [TV Aspect] to connect your camera to a TV using the AV cable (optional) (→39)
••Turn off both camera and TV.
Connect camera to TV
■■To connect with an HDMI mini cable (optional)
An HDMI mini cable (optional) can be used to enable viewing of still and motion
pictures in high resolution.
Check the plug direction and insert it straight in.
(If the cable is inserted in the wrong direction, the
plug could become deformed and cause faulty
operation)
To HDMI video/audio input socket
HDMI mini cable (optional)
■■To connect with an AV cable (optional)
Check the plug direction and insert it straight in.
(If the cable is inserted in the wrong direction, the
plug could become deformed and cause faulty
operation)
Yellow: To video socket
AV cable (optional)
White: To audio socket*
* Monaural audio output.
Turn on TV
●●Set to auxiliary input.
Turn on the camera and press the playback button
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■■To connect with an HDMI mini cable (optional)
●●Always use a genuine Panasonic HDMI mini cable (optional).
●●There are restrictions on some playback functions.
●●Bars may appear at the sides or at the top and bottom of the screen, depending on
the aspect ratio setting.
●●When an HDMI mini cable is connected, pictures are not displayed on the LCD
monitor.
●●HDMI output will be canceled if a USB connection cable is connected
simultaneously.
●●When the AV cable (optional) and HDMI mini cable (optional) are connected at the
same time, no picture is output from the AV cable.
●●Pictures may be momentarily distorted immediately after commencing playback or
pausing on certain televisions.
●●Audio output is stereo.
■■To connect with an AV cable (optional)
●●Always use a genuine Panasonic AV cable (optional).
●●Pictures rotated to portrait may be blurred slightly.
●●Change picture mode settings on TV if aspect ratios are not displayed correctly on
widescreen or high-definition televisions.
When you insert a card into the SD card slot in a television or a DVD recorder, you
can play back recorded still pictures.
••For details, read the operating instructions for the television or other devices.
••AVCHD motion pictures can be played back on Panasonic televisions (VIERA)
displaying the AVCHD logo.
••You may not be able to play back panorama pictures. Also you cannot perform
automatic scrolling playback of panorama pictures.
••When using both SDHC and SDXC Memory Cards, be sure to play each type of
card in equipment compatible with the particular format.
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VIERA Link (HDMI) (HDAVI Control™)
What is VIERA Link (HDMI)?
●●VIERA Link™ is a new name for EZ Sync™.
●●VIERA Link is a function that automatically links this camera to VIERA Linkcompatible devices by connecting HDMI mini cables (optional) for enabling easy
operation with the VIERA remote control. (Some operations are not available.)
●●VIERA Link (HDMI) is an exclusive Panasonic function added to the industrystandard HDMI control functions known as HDMI CEC (Consumer Electronics
Control). Operation is not guaranteed when connecting with non-Panasonic HDMI
CEC-compatible devices. Refer to your product manual to verify compatibility with
VIERA Link (HDMI).
●●This camera supports VIERA Link (HDMI) Version 5. This is the latest Panasonic
standard that also supports previous Panasonic VIERA Link devices. (As of
November 2011)
●●Always use a genuine Panasonic HDMI mini cable (optional).
●●If you are unsure whether the TV you are using is compatible with VIERA Link, read
the operating instructions for the TV.
●●Cables that do not comply with HDMI standards will not work.
●●If the [VIERA Link] setting on the camera is [ON], operations via the camera buttons
will be limited.
●●Ensure that the television you are connecting to has been set up to enable VIERA
Link (HDMI) (consult your television operating instructions for details).
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Preparation: Set [VIERA Link] to [ON] (→40).
Connect the camera to a VIERA Link (HDMI)-compatible
Panasonic television (VIERA) with an HDMI mini cable
(optional) (→183)
Turn on the camera
Press the playback button
Proceed with the operation while referring to what is displayed
on the TV screen
••When operating, refer to the VIERA Link operating panel.
■■Other related operations
●●Power OFF
The camera’s power can also be switched off when switching the television’s power
off with the remote control.
●●Automatic input select
••This function automatically switches the television input to the camera screen
whenever the camera’s power is switched on while it is connected via the HDMI
mini cable. The television can also be switched on via the camera from Standby
Mode (if “Power on link” on the television is set to “on”).
••If VIERA Link (HDMI) does not function correctly (→219)
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Viewing 3D still pictures
If you connect this camera to a 3D-capable TV, and play back still pictures that you
recorded in 3D, you can enjoy impressive 3D still pictures on the TV. If a 3D-capable TV
has an SD card slot, you can play back 3D still pictures that you recorded by inserting the
card into the slot.
For the latest information about devices that can play back 3D still pictures recorded
with this camera, please refer to the following support website.
http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/dsc/
(This site is available in English only.)
Preparation: Set [3D Playback] to [3D] (→40).
Connect the camera to a 3D-capable TV by use of an HDMI
mini cable (optional) to display the playback screen (→183)
Display still pictures recorded in 3D
••When the [VIERA Link] setting on the camera is set to [ON] and the camera is
connected to a VIERA Link (HDMI)-compatible Panasonic television (VIERA), the
television automatically switches its input and the playback screen is displayed.
••[3D] appears on the thumbnail of the 3D still pictures.
■■To perform Slide Show playback of only still pictures recorded in 3D
Select [3D Play] in [Slide Show] of the [Playback Mode] menu (→166)
■■To select and play back only still pictures recorded in 3D
Select [3D Play] in [Filtering Play] of the [Playback Mode] menu (→168)
■■To switch the playback method for the still pictures recorded in 3D
Select the picture recorded in 3D
Select [2D/3D Settings] on the [Playback Mode] menu and press [MENU/SET] (→165)
••Playback method will switch to 3D if it is playing back in 2D (conventional image), or it
will switch to 2D if it is playing back in 3D.
••If you feel tired, uncomfortable or otherwise strange when playing back pictures
recorded in 3D, set to 2D.
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●●When an image is not suitable for 3D viewing (due to excessive parallax, etc.)
••During Slide Show playback: The image is displayed in 2D.
••During [Filtering Play]: A message appears confirming whether to display the image
in 3D or not.
●●When a 3D image is played back on a TV that is not 3D-capable, 2 pictures may
appear side-by-side on the screen.
●●On the LCD monitor of this camera, 3D still pictures will be played back in 2D
(conventional pictures).
●●If you switch between 3D still pictures and normal still pictures while playing back
pictures, a black screen will be displayed for a few seconds.
●●If you select a thumbnail of 3D still pictures or display a thumbnail after playing back
3D still pictures, it may take a few seconds to start playing back or displaying the
pictures.
●●Viewing 3D still pictures too close to a TV may cause eyestrain.
●●When a TV has not been converted for viewing 3D still pictures, do necessary
preparation on the TV. (For details about the necessary preparation of the TV, read
the manual for the TV.)
●●The functions that are not operational or available for 3D still pictures:
- [Setup] menu
- [Playback] menu
- Playback Zoom
- Delete
●●You can store 3D still pictures on a computer or Panasonic recorder. (→189)
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pictures
The methods for copying still and motion pictures recorded with this camera to other
devices vary according to the file format (JPEG, RAW, MPO, AVCHD, MP4). Follow the
correct method for your device.
Copying by inserting the SD card into the recorder
You can copy pictures using Panasonic equipment (such as Blu-ray disc
recorders) with support for each file format.
Check the latest information about equipment that is compatible with this camera
on the following website.
••Note that the equipment described may not be available in certain countries and
regions.
http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/dsc/
(This site is available in English only.)
••See the instruction manual for the recorder for details for
copying and playing back.
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Dubbing playback pictures via AV cables (optional)
Videos that are played on this camera can be dubbed on media such as a disc, hard disk
or videotape using a device such as a video recorder. This method is useful as it allows
dubbing to be performed even with devices that are not compatible with high definition
images. Picture quality will be reduced from high definition to standard definition. Audio
will be monaural.
Connect camera to recorder
AV cable (optional)
Start playback on camera
Start recording on recorder
••To stop recording (dubbing), stop the
recording on your recorder first before
stopping the playback on the camera.
To recorder’s input socket
●●Always use a genuine Panasonic AV cable (optional).
●●When using a TV with a 4:3 aspect ratio, always change the camera’s [TV Aspect]
setting (→39) to [4:3] before dubbing. Motion pictures copied in the 16:9 setting will
appear vertically stretched when viewed on a 4:3 TV screen.
●●For details on dubbing and playback methods, refer to your recorder’s operating
instructions.
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Using “PHOTOfunSTUDIO” to copy to your computer
Using the “PHOTOfunSTUDIO” software on the supplied CD‑ROM, you can save still
pictures and motion pictures recorded with this camera in all file formats to a computer.
Install “PHOTOfunSTUDIO” on your computer
••For details about the software on the supplied CD‑ROM, operation environment
and installation, refer to Basic Owner’s Manual.
Connect the camera to your computer
••For connection procedures (→191)
Use “PHOTOfunSTUDIO” to copy pictures to your computer
••For details on how to use “PHOTOfunSTUDIO”, see the “PHOTOfunSTUDIO”
manual (PDF).
●●Files and folders containing copied AVCHD motion pictures cannot be played back
or edited if they have been deleted, modified, or moved using Windows Explorer or
similar methods. Always use “PHOTOfunSTUDIO” when handling AVCHD motion
pictures.
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Using with your PC
Still/motion pictures can be copied from the camera to your computer by connecting the
two together.
••Some computers can read directly from the camera’s memory card.
For details, see the manual for your computer.
••If your computer does not support SDXC Memory Cards a message will be displayed
requesting you to format the card. (Do not format the card. This will erase recorded
pictures.) If the card is not recognized, refer to the following support website.
http://panasonic.net/avc/sdcard/information/SDXC.html
■■Computer specifications
You can connect the camera to a computer that can detect a mass storage device
(device that stores a large volume of data).
••Windows:Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP
••Mac:OS X v10.1 - v10.7
Some motion pictures recorded in [AVCHD] may not be scanned correctly by copying
a file or folder.
••When using Windows, be sure to use the “PHOTOfunSTUDIO” software on the
supplied CD‑ROM to copy motion pictures recorded in [AVCHD].
••When using Mac, you can copy motion pictures recorded in [AVCHD] using
“iMovie ’11”. Note, however, that you cannot copy motion pictures (AVCHD
Progressive) recorded when [Rec Quality] is set to [PSH]. (For details about
iMovie ’11, please contact Apple Inc.)
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Copying still pictures and motion pictures recorded in [MP4]
(except AVCHD motion pictures)
Preparation:
••Charge the battery sufficiently.
Or, connect the AC adaptor
(optional) and DC coupler
(optional).
••When importing pictures from
the built-in memory, remove
any memory cards.
••Turn on the camera and
computer.
Check the plug direction and insert it straight in.
(If the cable is inserted in the wrong direction, the plug could
become deformed and cause faulty operation)
USB connection cable
[Access] (sending data)
•• Do not disconnect
the USB connection
cable while [Access] is
displayed.
Connect camera to computer
••Do not use cables other than the supplied USB connection cable or a genuine
Panasonic USB connection cable (optional). Using cables other than the above
may cause a malfunction.
Use cursor button on the camera to select [PC], and press
[MENU/SET]
••A message may be displayed on screen if [USB Mode] (→39) is set to
[PictBridge(PTP)]. Select [CANCEL] to close the screen, and set [USB Mode] to
[PC].
Operate with your computer
You can save pictures to use on your computer by dragging and dropping folders
and files into separate folders on your computer.
■■To cancel connection
••Windows: Execute “Safely Remove Hardware” on the taskbar
••Mac: Open the Finder and click the eject icon that appears on the sidebar
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■■Folder and file names on computer
●●Windows
Drives are displayed
in “My Computer” or
“Computer” folder.
●●Mac
Drives are displayed on
the desktop.
(Displayed as “LUMIX”,
“NO_NAME”, or
“Untitled”.)
DCIM (Still/motion pictures)
100_PANA (Up to 999 pictures/folder)
P1000001.JPG
.JPG: Still pictures
:
.RW2:Still pictures recorded in
P1000999.JPG
RAW file
101_PANA
.MP4: [MP4] Motion Pictures
∗1
:
.MPO: 3D still pictures
999_PANA
MISC (DPOF files, Favorite)
AD_LUMIX∗2 ∗3
LUMIXUP.EXE (Uploading tool)
PRIVATE∗3
AVCHD (Motion pictures in AVCHD)
∗1New folders are created in the following cases:
•• When the number of files in a folder exceeds 999.
•• When using cards already containing the same folder number (for example, pictures taken
with other cameras, etc.).
•• When recording after performing [No.Reset].
∗2Note that pictures cannot be uploaded to image-sharing websites if the files in the AD_LUMIX
folder are deleted.
∗3This folder is not created in the built-in memory.
■■When using Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Mac OS X
The camera can be connected to your computer even if [USB Mode] (→39) is set to
[PictBridge(PTP)].
••Only picture output can be performed.
••It may not be possible to import if there are 1000 or more pictures on the card.
••Motion pictures, 3D still pictures or RAW pictures cannot be read.
●●Do not use any other USB connection cables except the supplied one or a genuine
Panasonic USB connection cable (optional).
●●Turn off power before inserting or removing memory cards.
●●Use a sufficiently charged battery or an AC adaptor (optional) and DC coupler
(optional). When the battery begins to run out during communication, the status
indicator flashes and a warning beep sounds. Cancel communication via your
computer immediately.
●●Setting the [USB Mode] to [PC] removes the need to make the setting each time the
camera is connected to the computer.
●●For more details, consult your computer operating manual.
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Uploading pictures to image-sharing websites
Using the uploading tool ([LUMIX Image Uploader]), you can upload still pictures and
motion pictures to image-sharing websites (Facebook or YouTube).
There is no need to copy pictures to your computer or install specialized software.
Uploading pictures from the camera is easy with a computer connected to a network,
even when you are away from your regular computing environment.
••This tool supports only computers that run on Windows XP, Windows Vista, and
Windows 7.
••For more information, read the operating instructions (PDF) for the [LUMIX Image
Uploader].
Preparation:
••Use [Upload Set] to select the pictures for uploading (→171)
••Connect your computer to the Internet
••Create an account for the applicable image-sharing website and prepare your login
information
Double-click “LUMIXUP.EXE” to start it (→193)
••If you have installed “PHOTOfunSTUDIO” software from the CD‑ROM (supplied),
“Uploading tool ([LUMIX Image Uploader])” may start automatically.
Select the upload destination
••Do the further steps in accordance with the instructions displayed on the computer
screen.
●●Because YouTube and Facebook services and specifications are subject to change,
operation of online services cannot be guaranteed in the future. Available services
and screens are subject to change without notice.
(This service is available as of June 1st, 2012)
●●Do not upload pictures protected by copyright except when you are the copyright
holder or permission has been obtained from the corresponding copyright holder.
●●Images may contain personal information that can be used to identify the user,
such as a title, the time and date when the images were taken, and the location
where the image was taken if the camera includes a GPS function. Check this
information before uploading images to image sharing sites.
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Printing
You can connect directly to a PictBridge-compatible printer for printing.
Preparation:
••Charge the battery sufficiently. Or,
connect the AC adaptor (optional) and
DC coupler (optional).
••When printing pictures from the
built-in memory, remove any memory
cards.
••Adjust the print quality or other
settings on your printer, as needed.
••Turn on the camera and printer.
Check the plug direction and insert it straight in.
(If the cable is inserted in the wrong direction,
the plug could become deformed and cause
faulty operation)
•• Do not disconnect the USB
connection cable when the
cable disconnection icon [ ] is
displayed (may not be displayed
with some printers).
USB connection cable
Connect camera to printer
••Do not use cables other than the supplied USB connection cable or a genuine
Panasonic USB connection cable (optional). Using cables other than the above
may cause a malfunction.
Use cursor button on the camera to select [PictBridge(PTP)]
and press [MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select a picture to print and press
[MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select [Print start] and press [MENU/SET]
(Print settings (→198))
■■To cancel print
Press [MENU/SET].
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Printing
●●Do not use any other USB connection cables except the supplied one or a genuine
Panasonic USB connection cable (optional).
●●Disconnect USB connection cable after printing.
●●Turn off power before inserting or removing memory cards.
●●Use a sufficiently charged battery or an AC adaptor (optional) and DC coupler
(optional). When the battery begins to run out while the camera is connected to the
printer, the status indicator flashes and a warning beep sounds. Cancel printing and
disconnect USB connection cable.
●●Still pictures recorded in a RAW file cannot be printed. (The still pictures recorded in
JPEG file format at the same time as the RAW file can be printed.)
●●Motion pictures cannot be printed.
●●Some printers can print directly from the camera’s memory card.
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Printing
Printing multiple pictures
Press
to select [Multi Print] in step
(→195)
Use cursor button to select item and press [MENU/SET]
••[Multi Select]:
croll between pictures with cursor button, select pictures to
S
print with the [DISP.] button. (Press [DISP.] button again to
release selection.)
Press [MENU/SET] when selection is complete.
••[Select All]:Print all pictures.
••[Print Set (DPOF)]:Print pictures selected in [Print Set]. (→179)
••[Favorite]:Print pictures selected as [Favorite]. (→178)
Use cursor button to select [Print start] and press [MENU/SET]
(Print settings (→198))
••Select [Yes] if print confirmation screen is displayed.
●●An orange “●” displayed during printing indicates an error message.
●●Print may be divided into several pictures if printing a large amount of pictures.
(Remaining sheets display may differ from the number of pictures set for printing.)
Printing with date and text
■■Printing date without [Text Stamp]
●●Printing in store: Only recording date can be printed. Request date printing in store.
••Making [Print Set] (→179) settings on the camera in advance allows settings for
numbers of copies and date printing to be designated before giving the card to
the store.
••When printing still pictures with a 16:9 aspect ratio, check in advance that the
store can accept this size.
●●Using computer:Print settings for recording date and text information can be made
using “PHOTOfunSTUDIO” software on the supplied CD‑ROM.
●●Using printer:Recording date can be printed by setting [Print Set] on the
camera, or by setting [Print with Date] (→198) to [ON] when
connecting to a printer compatible with date printing.
••Time and date can be set to be printed on the picture when taking the picture by
activating the [Date Stamp] function in the [Rec] menu. (→149)
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Making print settings on the camera
Setting options include the number of printed pictures and their size. Make settings before
selecting [Print start].
Use cursor button to select the item and press [MENU/SET]
Item
Settings
[Print with Date]
[ON] / [OFF]
[Num.of prints]
Set number of pictures (up to 999 pictures)
[Paper Size]
When
[Page Layout]
is selected, the printer settings take priority.
(printer takes priority) /
(1 picture, with border) /
(1 picture, no border) /
(2 pictures) /
(4 pictures)
Use cursor button to select setting and press [MENU/SET]
●●Items may not be displayed if incompatible with printer.
●●To arrange “2 pictures” or “4 pictures” in the same still picture, set the number
of prints for the still picture to 2 or 4.
●●To print to paper sizes/layouts not supported by this camera, set to
and make
settings on the printer. (Consult your printer’s operating manual.)
●●Even with completed [Print Set] settings, dates may not be printed, depending on the
shop or printer used.
●●When setting [Print with Date] to [ON], check the date printing settings on the printer
(printer settings may be prioritized).
●●To print a picture on which text or a date has been stamped, set [Print with Date] to
[OFF]. (The still picture is printed with the date superimposed on it.)
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Using the Live View Finder (optional)
When the Live View Finder (DMW-LVF2: optional) is used, you can view the recording
screen even when taking pictures at a low camera angle, for example.
Preparation:
••Turn the camera ON/OFF switch to [OFF].
••Remove the hot shoe cover attached to the camera. (→9)
Firmly insert the Live View Finder into the hot shoe, as far as
it will go
Turn the camera ON/OFF switch to [ON]
Press the [LVF/LCD] button of the Live View Finder to switch
the display
••You can switch between the LCD (LCD monitor) display and LVF (Live View
Finder) display.
••The display selected by pressing the [LVF/LCD] button will be stored in memory
even when the camera ON/OFF switch is set to [OFF].
■■To automatically display the playback screen on the LCD monitor
When [Play on LCD] (→37) of the [Setup] menu is set to [ON], the LCD monitor will turn
on when the camera is switched from recording mode to playback mode. This operation
eliminates the time needed to switch between LCD monitor and Live View Finder when
recording pictures using Live View Finder.
●●Attach and detach the Live View Finder carefully and correctly.
●●The Live View Finder cannot be used together with an external flash.
●●When the shoulder strap is attached, make sure that the strap does not get snagged
on the Live View Finder.
●●Be sure to hold both the camera and the Live View Finder when the Live View Finder
is attached to the camera. If you hold only the Live View Finder, it could become
detached from the camera.
●●Refer to the operating instructions for the Live View Finder for further details.
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Using the External Viewfinder (optional)
When the External Viewfinder (DMW-VF1: optional) is attached, you can use it to view
the recording screen when taking wide-angle pictures.
Preparation:
••Turn the camera ON/OFF switch to [OFF].
••Remove the hot shoe cover attached to the camera. (→9)
Firmly insert the External Viewfinder into the hot shoe,
as far as it will go
Turn the camera ON/OFF switch to [ON]
■■If the LCD monitor is too bright when you look through the viewfinder
eyepiece
You can turn off the LCD monitor during recording by setting [Opt. Viewfinder] (→146) of
[Rec] menu to [ON].
••The status indicator lights up.
••Press [DISP.] button to switch the display.
●●The field-of-view frame of the External Viewfinder indicates the area that can be used
for a 24 mm lens (35 mm film camera equivalent, aspect ratio 3:2, Wide).
●●The frame lines are a reference for the recording range. Check the LCD monitor for a
more accurate view.
●●If the lens surface gets dirty, wipe it with a dry soft cloth.
●●Attach and detach the External Viewfinder carefully and correctly.
●●The External Viewfinder cannot be used together with an external flash.
●●When the shoulder strap is attached, make sure that the strap does not get snagged
on the External Viewfinder.
●●Be sure to hold both the camera and the External Viewfinder when the External
Viewfinder is attached to the camera. If you hold only the External Viewfinder, it could
become detached from the camera.
●●Refer to the operating instructions for the External Viewfinder for further details.
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Using the external flash (optional)
When you use an external flash (DMW-FL220, DMW-FL360, DMW-FL500; optional), it
provides a wider effective flash range than the built-in flash.
Preparation:
••Set the camera ON/OFF switch to [OFF] and close the built-in flash.
••Remove the hot shoe cover attached to the camera. (→9)
Attach the flash to the hot shoe and turn on the camera and
flash
Select [Flash] from the [Rec] menu
••For the setting procedures of the menu. (→25)
Use cursor button to select the flash mode setting and press
[MENU/SET]
••While the external flash is connected, the following icons are displayed.
: AUTO
: AUTO/Red-Eye Reduction
: Forced flash on
: Slow sync./Red-Eye Reduction
: Forced flash off
■■When using other commercially available external flashes that don’t
offer direct communication with the camera (DMC-LX7)
••It is necessary to set the exposure on the external flash when it is used. When you
use an external flash in Auto Mode, use an external flash that allows you to set the
aperture value and ISO Sensitivity to match the same settings on the camera.
••Set the camera to [Aperture-Priority] Mode or [Manual Exposure] Mode and then
set the same aperture value and ISO Sensitivity on the external flash. (The proper
exposure cannot be achieved because the aperture value changes in [ShutterPriority] Mode. The light of the external flash cannot be properly adjusted since the
aperture value cannot be fixed in [Program AE] Mode.)
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●●The external flash cannot be used together with the Live View Finder (optional) or
External Viewfinder (optional).
●●You can set the aperture value, shutter speed and ISO Sensitivity on the camera even
when the external flash is attached.
●●Some commercially available external flashes have synchro terminals with high-
voltage or reversed polarity. If such flashes are used, they could cause a malfunction
or hinder normal operation of the camera.
●●Do not use an external flash with communication functions other than a flash
(optional) for this camera. If you use other flashes, they may fail to operate properly
and may also cause the camera to malfunction.
●●Some external flashes put the camera into external flash mode as soon as they are
mounted on the camera, even if the external flash is turned off. If you are not using
the external flash, detach it from the camera.
●●When the external flash is attached, do not open the built-in flash.
●●When the external flash is attached, the camera will become unstable, and therefore
we recommend using a tripod to take pictures.
●●Detach the external flash when you carry the camera.
●●Be sure to hold both the camera and the external flash when it is attached to the
camera. If you hold only the external flash, it could become detached from the
camera.
●●If the White Balance is set to [ ] when the external flash is used, perform fine
adjustment of the White Balance if the recording results are not satisfactory. (→113)
●●If you take pictures close to the subject while taking wide-angle pictures, the light of
the flash is obstructed by the lens and the bottom of the screen may be dark.
●●Refer to the operating instructions of the external flash for further details.
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Using the filter (optional)
When you use a filter adaptor kit (optional: DMW-FA1), you can use the following filters.
(As of July 2012)
PL filter
DMW-LPLA37*
The PL filter helps suppress light reflected from a metal or non-spherical
surface (flat non-metallic surfaces, water vapor or invisible fine particles in the
air) and enables you to take still pictures with enhanced contrast.
MC protector
DMW-LMCH37
The MC protector is a transparent filter that causes little change in colors or
light intensity and can be used to protect the camera lens.
ND filter
DMW-LND37
The ND filter does not cause any change in colors but it can reduce only the
light intensity by 1/8th (equivalent to adjusting the aperture value by 3 stops).
*You cannot use the camera with a PL filter (DMW-LPL37) installed on it. (The DMW-LPL37 is thicker
than the DMW-LPLA37, so the surrounding parts of the screen may sometimes darken (when
vignetting, for example).)
■■How to install a filter adaptor
Preparation:
••Set [Sleep Mode] in the [Setup] menu to [OFF] (→36).
••Remove the lens cap, and turn the camera ON/OFF switch to [ON].
Spread a soft cloth on a flat desk,
and place the unit on it, with the
LCD facing down
Thread
protector
Lens barrel
Filter adaptor
Remove the thread protector from
the end part of the lens by turning
it in the direction of arrow
••Gently hold the lens barrel with your fingers,
and turn the thread protector with the
opposite hand.
Install the filter adaptor by turning
it in the direction of arrow
••Gently hold the lens barrel with your fingers,
and turn the filter adaptor with the opposite
hand.
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●●When you take pictures using the built-in flash with the filter adaptor installed, the light
from the flash is sometimes blocked by the filter adaptor.
●●When installing or removing the filter adaptor, take care not to damage the lens or get
it dirty.
●●When installing or removing the thread protector or filter adaptor etc., turn it slowly
and carefully. (If you tighten it too firmly, you may be unable to remove it.)
●●When you use the lens cap supplied with the filter adaptor kit, you can install it with
the filter installed.
●●Do not attach multiple filters at the same time.
●●You can only use filters and cannot attach and use conversion lens, etc. If you attach
a conversion lens, it could cause a camera malfunction. (As of July 2012)
●●Refer to the operating instructions of the relevant filters for further details.
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Using the AC adaptor (optional) and DC coupler (optional) instead of the battery
By using the AC adaptor (optional) and DC coupler (optional), you can record and play
back without worrying about the remaining battery charge.
The optional DC coupler can only be used with the designated Panasonic AC adaptor.
Insert DC coupler instead of
battery
Open DC coupler cover
••If difficult to open, with the card/
battery door open, press the DC
coupler cover from the inside to
open it.
DC coupler
DC IN socket
Close the door and slide the
release lever to the [LOCK]
position
Plug AC adaptor into power
outlet
Connect AC adaptor to DC IN
socket of DC coupler
DC coupler
cover
AC adaptor
Confirm the direction
of the connector and
insert it straight into the
socket.
●●Always use a genuine Panasonic AC adaptor (optional).
●●Use the AC adaptor and DC coupler specifically for this camera. Using other adaptors
or couplers could cause camera failure.
●●It may not be possible to install camera on a tripod or unipod when the DC coupler is
connected, depending on the type of tripod or unipod.
●●The camera cannot be stood up when the AC adaptor is connected. If you are leaving
the camera on a surface as you work, it is recommended to set it on a soft cloth.
●●When the AC adaptor is connected, always remove the AC adaptor when opening the
card/battery door.
●●Remove the AC adaptor and DC coupler when not in use and close the DC coupler
cover.
●●Also read the AC adaptor and DC coupler operating instructions.
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List of LCD monitor displays
Screens shown here are only examples. The actual display may vary.
••Press the [DISP.] button to change display.
■■In recording
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
1 Recording Mode (→48)
Custom Set (→91)
9 Auto Focus mode (→97)
2 Color Mode (→53)
Photo style (→134)
10 Self-timer (→116)
Burst (→118)
Auto Bracket (→125)
3 Aspect Bracket (→122)
11 Battery capacity (→15)
4 Flash (→106)
12 Focus display (→96)
5 Recording Mode (→150)
13 Optical Image Stabilizer OFF (→142)
Jitter alert (→46)
6 Picture Size (→135)
7 Quality (→136)
14 Histogram (→33)
8 AF macro (→102)
Manual Focus (→104)
AF Lock (→103)
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Screens shown here are only examples. The actual display may vary.
••Press the [DISP.] button to change display.
■■In recording
30
29
28
27
26
15
25
16
24
22
23 21 20
19
18 17
15 Self-timer (→116)
24 Built-in ND filter (→123)
16 Estimated remaining pictures or
recording time capacity*1 (→34)
25 Current date/time
World time (→27)
Name*2 (→79)
Age in years/months*2 (→79)
Destination settings*2 (→28)
Travel elapsed days*2 (→28)
17 White Balance (→111)
18 ISO Sensitivity (→109)
19 Manual exposure assist (→62)
Exposure Compensation (→124)
26 Date Stamp (→149)
20 Shutter speed (→58)
27 AF area (→97)
21 Aperture value (→58)
28 Elapsed recording time*1 (→82)
22 Program Shift (→58)
29 Recording operation (→20)
23 Metering Mode (→139)
AE Lock (→103)
30 Backlight Compensation (→49)
*1[h], [m] and [s] indicate “hour”, “minute” and “second”.
*2The displaying is performed in the following priority order: travel destination, name ([Baby]/[Pet]),
and name ([Face Recog.])
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■■In recording (During a zoom operation, for example)
When Extended optical zoom is set
Focus range
Zoom ratio
Optical Zoom range
Digital Zoom range
i.Zoom range
●●When Step Zoom has been set (→95)
Current zoom position
(Focal lengths the same as those of a 35 mm film camera)
●●Focus range indication (During Manual Focus) (→104)
Reference of focus range (depth of field)
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Screens shown here are only examples. The actual display may vary.
••Press the [DISP.] button to change display.
■■In playback
1
2 3 4
5
6
7 8
9
10
11
12
13
1 Playback Mode (→165)
8 Battery capacity (→15)
2 Protected picture (→180)
9 Built-in memory (→20)
3 Favorites (→178)
10 Picture No./Total number of pictures
4 Date/text stamped display
(→149, 173)
11 Flash (→106)
5 Folder/File No.
6 Picture Size (→135)
12 Histogram (→33)
13 Zoom position during Step Zoom
(→95)
7 Quality (→136)
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Screens shown here are only examples. The actual display may vary.
••Press the [DISP.] button to change display.
■■In playback
21
20
19
18
17
16 15 14
14 White Balance (→111)
19 Recording Mode (→48)
15 Shutter speed (→58)
20 Print settings (→179)
16 Aperture value (→58)
21 Recording Mode (→150)
Motion picture recording time*2 (→159)
17 ISO Sensitivity (→109)
18 Recording date/time
World time (→27)
Name*1 (→79)
Age in years/months*1 (→79)
Destination settings*1(→28)
Travel elapsed days*1 (→28)
Title*1 (→172)
*1The displaying is performed in the following priority order: title, travel destination, name ([Baby]/
[Pet]), and name ([Face Recog.]).
*2[h], [m] and [s] indicate “hour”, “minute” and “second”.
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Meanings of and required responses to major messages displayed on LCD monitor.
[This memory card cannot be used]
●●A MultiMediaCard was inserted.
→ Not compatible with the camera. Use a compatible card.
[Some pictures cannot be deleted]
[This picture cannot be deleted]
●●Non-DCF pictures (→152) cannot be deleted.
→ Save needed data on a computer or other device, and then use [Format] on the camera. (→42)
[No additional selections can be made]
●●The number of pictures that can be deleted at once has been exceeded.
●●More than 999 pictures have been set as [Favorite].
●●The number of pictures allowing [Title Edit], [Text Stamp] or [Resize] (multiple settings) at once has
been exceeded.
[Cannot be set on this picture]
●●[Print Set], [Title Edit], or [Text Stamp] cannot be made for non-DCF pictures (→152).
[Please turn camera off and then on again]
●●The lens is not working correctly.
[System Error]
→ Turn on power again.
(Consult the dealer or your nearest Service Center if display still remains)
[Some pictures cannot be copied]
[Copy could not be completed]
●●Pictures cannot be copied in following cases.
→ Picture of same name already exists in built-in memory when copying from card.
ile is not of DCF standard (→152).
→F
→ Picture taken or edited on a different device.
[Not enough space on built-in memory]
[Not enough memory on the card]
●●There is no space left on the built-in memory or the card. When you copy pictures from the built-in
memory to the card (batch copy), the pictures are copied until the capacity of the card becomes full.
[Built-In Memory Error]
[Format built-in memory?]
●●Displayed when formatting built-in memory via computer, etc.
→ Reformat directly using camera. Data will be deleted.
[Memory card error. This card cannot be used in this camera. Format this card?]
●●The card format cannot be used with this camera.
→ Save needed data on a computer or other device, and then use [Format] on the camera. (→42)
[Insert SD card again]
●●Access to card has failed.
→ Insert card again.
●●Try with a different card.
[Try another card]
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[Memory card parameter error]
●●Card is not of SD standard.
●●When cards in capacities of 4 GB or more are used, only SDHC or SDXC Memory Cards are
supported.
[Read Error] / [Write Error]
[Please check the card]
●●Data read has failed.
→ Check whether card has been inserted correctly (→18).
●●Data write has failed.
→ Turn off the camera and remove the card. Reinsert the card and turn the camera on again.
●●Card may possibly be damaged.
●●Try with a different card.
[Cannot record due to incompatible format(NTSC/PAL) data on this card.]
●●Format the card after saving necessary data on a PC etc. (→42)
●●Insert a different card.
[Motion recording was cancelled due to the limitation of the writing speed of the card]
●●If recording stops even when using a card of the recommended speed class (→20), the data writing
speed has dropped. If this happens, we recommend backing up the data on the memory card and
formatting it (→42).
●●Motion picture recording may be automatically terminated with certain cards.
[A folder cannot be created]
●●Folder numbers in use have reached 999.
→ Save needed data on a computer or other device, and then use [Format] on the camera (→42).
Folder number is reset to 100 when performing [No.Reset] (→38).
[Picture is displayed for 16:9 TV]
[Picture is displayed for 4:3 TV]
●●AV cable (optional) is connected to camera.
→ To remove message immediately → Press [MENU/SET].
→T
o change aspect ratio → Change [TV Aspect] (→39).
●●USB connection cable is only connected to camera.
→ Message disappears when cable is also connected to another device.
[This battery cannot be used]
●●Use a genuine Panasonic battery.
●●Battery cannot be recognized as terminal is dirty.
→ Wipe any dirt away from the battery terminal.
[Recording failed.]
●●Recording may be impossible if the recording location for a 3D image is too dark/too bright, or if the
subject lacks contrast.
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Troubleshooting
Before asking for repairs, check and try the following procedures.
A message is displayed on the camera
(→211)
Battery-and power supply-related problems
(→214)
Recording-related problems
LCD monitor-related problems
Playback-related problems
Other problems
(→214)
(→217)
(→218)
(→219)
If the problem persists, performing [Reset] in the [Setup] menu may resolve the issue
(→39). Note that except for some items such as [Clock Set], all settings are returned to
their values at the time of purchase.
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Battery, power
Camera does not work even if power is turned on.
●●Battery is not inserted correctly (→18), or needs recharging.
LCD monitor shuts off even if power is turned on.
Camera switches off as soon as power is turned on.
●●[Opt. Viewfinder] is set to [ON].
→P
ress [DISP.] button to switch to the LCD monitor display.
●●The Live View Finder (optional) display is selected.
→ Press the [LVF/LCD] button of the Live View Finder (optional) to switch to the LCD monitor
display.
●●[Economy] ([Sleep Mode] or [Auto LCD Off]) is activated. (→36)
→ Press shutter button halfway to release.
●●Battery needs recharging.
This unit is turned off automatically.
●●If you connect to a TV compatible with VIERA Link (HDMI) with an HDMI mini cable (optional) and
turn off the power on the TV with the remote control for the TV, the power on this unit also turns off.
→ If you are not using VIERA Link (HDMI), set [VIERA Link] to [OFF]. (→40)
Recording
Cannot record pictures.
●●Built-in memory/card is full.
→ Free space by deleting unwanted pictures (→163).
Recorded pictures look white.
●●Lens is dirty (fingerprints, etc.).
→ Turn on power to extract lens barrel, and clean lens surface with a soft, dry cloth.
●●Lens is foggy (→6).
Recorded pictures are too bright/too dark.
●●Adjust the exposure (→124).
●●[Min. Shtr Speed] is set to fast speed. Check the setting (→141).
Some pictures are taken when I press the shutter button just once.
●●The following functions are set.
[Burst Shooting] (→118) [WB Bracket] (→114) [Aspect Bracket] (→122) [Auto Bracket] (→125)
Focus not aligned correctly.
●●Not set to mode appropriate for distance to subject. (Focus range varies according to recording
mode.)
●●Subject outside of focus range. (→96, 102)
●●Caused by jitter or subject movement. (→142)
Recorded pictures are blurred. Optical Image Stabilizer ineffective.
●●Shutter speed is slower in dark locations and Optical Image Stabilizer is less effective.
→ Hold camera firmly with both hands, keeping arms close to body.
●●Use a tripod and the self-timer (→116) when using slower shutter speed with [Min. Shtr Speed].
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Recording (continued)
Cannot use [WB Bracket].
●●Built-in memory/card is full.
→ Free space by deleting unwanted pictures (→163).
Recorded pictures appear coarse, or there is interference.
●●ISO Sensitivity is high, or shutter speed is low.
(Default [Sensitivity] setting is [AUTO] – interference may appear with indoor pictures.)
→ Lower [Sensitivity] (→109).
→ Take pictures in brighter locations.
Striping or flicker may appear under lighting such as fluorescent lighting
and LED lighting fixture.
●●This is characteristic of MOS sensors which serve as the camera’s pickup sensors.
This is not a malfunction.
Brightness or coloring of recorded picture different from real life.
●●When recording under fluorescent or LED lighting fixture etc., increasing the shutter speed may
introduce slight changes to brightness and color. These are a result of the characteristics of the light
source and do not indicate a malfunction.
●●When recording subjects in extremely bright locations or recording under fluorescent lighting, LED
lighting fixture, mercury lamp, sodium lighting etc., the colors and screen brightness may change or
horizontal striping may appear on the screen.
The zoom does not function normally.
●●The zoom operates in steps.
→ Set [Step Zoom] to [OFF] (→95).
Reddish horizontal streaks appear on the LCD monitor during recording.
●●This is characteristic of the MOS sensors, which serve as the camera’s pickup sensors. The streaks
appear when the subject has a bright part. Some unevenness may occur in the surrounding areas,
but this is not a malfunction. It is recorded in motion pictures but is not recorded on still pictures.
●●It is recommended that you take pictures while taking care not to expose the screen to sunlight or
any other source of strong light.
Motion picture recording stops midway.
●●With some cards, access display may appear briefly after recording, and recording may end midway.
●●If recording stops even when using a card of the recommended speed class (→20), the data writing
speed has dropped. If this happens, we recommend backing up the data on the memory card and
formatting it (→42).
●●You can continuously record a motion picture in [MP4] for up to 29 minutes 59 seconds or approx.
4 GB. (Since recording in [MP4] with [FHD] creates larger files, the recording time for such motion
pictures will be shorter than 29 minutes 59 seconds.)
●●If [Rec Quality] of [AVCHD] motion pictures is set to [PSH] or [FSH], you can continuously record a
motion picture for up to 29 minutes 59 seconds.
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Recording (continued)
The subject appears distorted.
●●An MOS is used as the imaging device for this unit, so if the subject passes quickly in front of the
lens, it will appear slightly distorted. Note, however, that this does not indicate a malfunction.
An unusual noise, such as a clicking or buzzing noise, is recorded on a motion picture.
The audio level is extremely low.
●●When recording a motion picture in a quiet environment, noise due to the motion of the aperture and
focusing mechanism may be recorded on the motion picture. Note that this is not a fault. You can set
the focus operation during motion picture recording to [OFF] using [Continuous AF] (→151).
●●Note that if you perform operations such as zoom, using buttons or dials, while recording a motion
picture, operation noise may be recorded.
●●If you block off the microphone opening while recording a motion picture, the audio level may be
low, or the audio may not be recorded. Note that in this case, noise due to the motion of the lens is
more likely to be recorded.
Panorama picture recording stops before finishing.
●●If the pan motion of the camera is too slow, the camera assumes that the operation has been
aborted and stops recording.
●●If the pan motion of the camera is too shaky when it is moved toward the recording direction, the
camera stops recording.
→ To record panorama pictures, pan the camera in a small circular motion parallel to the recording
direction at a speed of approx. 8 seconds per revolution (guideline).
The subject cannot be locked. (AF track fails)
●●If the color of the subject is similar to that of its background, AF Tracking may not function. Set the
AF lock to the colors specific to the subject.
Flash
No flash emitted.
●●The flash is retracted into the camera housing.
→O
perate the flash open switch to open the flash.
●●The flash becomes unavailable in the following cases :
•• [Burst Shooting] (Excluding [ ])
•• [WB Bracket] [Aspect Bracket] [Auto Bracket]
•• Scene Modes ([Scenery] [Panorama Shot] [Night Scenery] [Handheld Night Shot] [HDR] [Sunset]
[Glass Through] [3D Photo Mode])
•• [Creative Control] mode (excluding [Smooth Defocus] and [Radial Defocus])
Multiple flashes are emitted.
●●Red-eye reduction is active (→107). (Flashes twice to prevent eyes appearing red.)
●●[Burst Shooting] is set to [ ].
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LCD monitor
No picture is displayed on the LCD monitor.
●●[Opt. Viewfinder] is set to [ON].
→ Press [DISP.] button to switch to the LCD monitor display.
●●The Live View Finder (optional) display is selected.
→ Press the [LVF/LCD] button of the Live View Finder (optional) to switch to the LCD monitor
display.
Brightness is unstable.
●●Aperture value is set while shutter button is pressed halfway. (Does not affect recorded picture.)
This symptom may also occur when the brightness changes because the zoom is operated or the
camera is moved. This is the automatic aperture operation of the camera and is not a malfunction.
Monitor flickers indoors.
●●The LCD monitor may flicker for a few seconds after turning on. This is an operation to correct
flicker caused by lighting such as fluorescent lights, LED lights etc. and is not a malfunction.
Monitor is too bright/too dark.
●●[LCD Mode] is activated (→31)
●●Use [LCD Display] to adjust the brightness of the LCD monitor. (→31)
Black/blue/red/green dots or interference appears. Monitor looks distorted when
touched.
●●This is not a fault, and will not be recorded on the actual pictures.
Even when you press the [LVF/LCD] button of the Live View Finder (optional), the display
does not switch between the LCD monitor and Live View Finder.
●●When it is connected to a computer or printer, the camera can display pictures on the LCD monitor
only.
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Playback
Pictures have been rotated.
●●[Rotate Disp.] is activated (→40)
Cannot view pictures. There are no recorded pictures.
●●No pictures in built-in memory or card (pictures played from card if inserted, from built-in memory if
not).
●●Has the file name of the picture been changed on a computer? If so, it cannot be played back on the
camera.
●●The [Playback Mode] has been changed.
→ Set [Playback Mode] to [Normal Play] (→152).
Folder/file number displayed as [-]. Picture is black.
●●Picture edited on computer or taken with different device.
●●Battery removed immediately after picture taken, or picture taken with low battery.
→U
se [Format] to delete (→42).
Incorrect date displayed in Calendar Playback.
●●Picture edited on computer or taken on different device.
●●[Clock Set] is incorrect (→27).
(Incorrect date may be displayed in Calendar Playback on pictures copied to computer and then
back to camera, if computer and camera dates differ.)
White round spots like soap bubbles appear on the recorded picture.
●●If you take a picture with the flash in a dark place or indoors, white round spots may
appear on the picture caused by the flash reflecting particles of dust in the air. This is
not a fault. A characteristic of this is that the number of round spots and their position
differ in every picture.
Part of a picture flashes in black and white.
●●[Highlight] is set to [ON].
[Thumbnail is displayed] is shown on the screen.
●●The pictures may have been recorded on another device. If so, they may be displayed with poor
picture quality.
Red areas in pictures appear blackened.
●●When digital red-eye correction (
,
) is operating, if a subject is recorded that has skincolored areas with red areas inside, the digital red-eye correction function may blacken the red
areas.
→ We recommend setting the flash to [ ], [ ] or [ ], or [Red-Eye Removal] to [OFF] before
recording. (When the built-in flash is closed, [ ] (Forced flash off) is set regardless of the flash
setting.)
Sounds of camera operations such as zoom will be recorded in motion pictures.
●●Camera operation sounds may be recorded as camera automatically adjusts lens aperture during
motion picture recording; this is not a fault.
Motion pictures taken with this camera cannot be played in other cameras.
●●When motion pictures recorded in AVCHD or MP4 using this camera are played back, they may be
displayed with poor picture and sound quality or may not be played back at all even if an AVCHD or
MP4 compatible device is used. Also, the recording information may not be displayed correctly.
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TV, computer, printer
No image appears on TV. Image blurred or not colored.
●●Not connected correctly (→183).
●●The television has not been switched to auxiliary input.
TV screen display different to LCD monitor.
●●Aspect ratio may be incorrect or edges may be cut off with certain televisions.
Cannot play motion pictures on TV.
●●Card is inserted into TV.
→C
onnect with AV cable (optional) or HDMI mini cable (optional) and play on camera (→183).
Picture is not displayed on full TV screen.
●●Check [TV Aspect] settings (→39).
No sound is output from the camera speaker.
●●When the AV cable (optional) or HDMI mini cable (optional) is connected to the camera, no sound is
output from the camera.
VIERA Link (HDMI) is not working.
●●Is the HDMI mini cable (optional) connected correctly? (→183)
→ Check that the HDMI mini cable (optional) is fully inserted.
●●Is the camera’s [VIERA Link] setting set to [ON]? (→40)
→ The input setting may not be able to be changed automatically with certain television HDMI
sockets. In this case, please change the input setting with your television’s remote control
(consult your television’s operating instructions for details).
→ Check the VIERA Link (HDMI) settings on the device you are connecting to.
→ Turn the camera’s power off and on again.
→ Turn the “VIERA Link control (HDMI device control)” setting on your television (VIERA) to off and
then to on again. (Consult your VIERA’s operating instructions for details.)
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Cannot communicate with the computer.
●●Not connected correctly (→191).
●●Check whether computer has recognized camera.
→ Set [USB Mode] to [PC] (→39).
→T
urn the camera off and then on again.
Computer does not recognize card (only reads built-in memory).
●●Disconnect USB connection cable and reconnect with card in place.
Computer does not recognize card. (When using an SDXC Memory Cards)
→ Check whether your computer is compatible with SDXC Memory Cards.
http://panasonic.net/avc/sdcard/information/SDXC.html
→ A message prompting you to format the card may appear when you connect it. Do not format the
card.
→ If the [Access] indicator on the LCD monitor does not go off, turn off the camera’s power before
disconnecting the USB connection cable.
Uploading to YouTube or Facebook cannot be performed properly.
→ Confirm that the login information (login ID, user name, e-mail address and password) is correct.
→C
onfirm that the computer is connected to the Internet.
→C
onfirm that the resident software (such as anti-virus software and the firewall, etc.) is not
blocking access to YouTube or Facebook.
→ Check the YouTube or Facebook site.
Cannot print when connecting to printer.
●●Printer not compatible with PictBridge.
●●Set [USB Mode] to [PictBridge(PTP)] (→39).
The edges of pictures are cut off when printing.
●●Release any trimming or edgeless printing settings on printer before printing.
(Consult printer operating manual.)
●●The aspect ratio of pictures is different from that of paper used for printing.
→ If printing in shop, check if 16:9 sizes can be printed.
Cannot print panorama pictures properly.
●●The aspect ratio of panorama pictures is different from that of regular still pictures, and some
panorama pictures may not be printed correctly.
→ Use a printer with support for panorama pictures. (Refer to the instruction manual for the printer.)
→W
e recommend adjusting the size of a picture in accordance with print paper using the
“PHOTOfunSTUDIO” software on the CD‑ROM (supplied).
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Menu not displayed in desired language.
●●Change [Language] setting (→43).
Camera rattles if shaken.
●●This sound is made by the lens movement and is not a fault.
Red lamp illuminated when pressing shutter button halfway in dark locations.
●●[AF Assist Lamp] is set to [ON] (→143).
AF Assist Lamp is not illuminated.
●●[AF Assist Lamp] is set to [OFF].
●●Not illuminated in bright locations.
Camera is hot.
●●Camera may become a little warm during use, but this does not affect performance or quality.
Lens makes a clicking noise.
●●When brightness changes, the lens may make a clicking noise and the monitor brightness may also
change, but this is due to aperture settings being made.
(Does not affect recording.)
Clock is incorrect.
●●Camera has been left for a long period.
→ Reset the clock (→24).
●●A long time was taken to set the clock (clock will be behind by the same lapse of time).
When using zoom, picture becomes slightly warped and the edges of the subject
become colored.
●●Pictures may be slightly warped or colored around the edges, depending on the zoom ratio, but this
is not a fault.
Zoom movement stops momentarily.
●●The zoom movement stops momentarily during Extended Optical Zoom operation, but this is not a
malfunction.
File numbers are not recorded in sequence.
●●File numbers are reset when new folders are created (→38).
File numbers have jumped backwards.
●●Battery was removed/inserted with power on.
(Numbers may jump backwards if folder/file numbers are not correctly recorded.)
When no operation is performed for a while, the demo is suddenly displayed.
●●This is the Automatic Demo Mode that introduces the features of this camera.
Press [MENU/SET] to return to the previous screen.
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When in use
●●Camera may become warm if used for long periods of time, but this is not a fault.
●●Keep this unit as far away as possible from electromagnetic equipment (such as
microwave ovens, TVs, video games etc.).
••If you use this unit on top of or near a TV, the pictures and/or sound on this unit may
be disrupted by electromagnetic wave radiation.
••Do not use this unit near cell phones because doing so may result in noise adversely
affecting the pictures and/or sound.
••Recorded data may be damaged, or pictures may be distorted, by strong magnetic
fields created by speakers or large motors.
••Electromagnetic wave radiation generated by microprocessors may adversely affect
this unit, disturbing the pictures and/or sound.
••If this unit is adversely affected by electromagnetic equipment and stops functioning
properly, turn this unit off and remove the battery or disconnect AC adaptor (optional).
Then reinsert the battery or reconnect AC adaptor and turn this unit on.
Do not use this unit near radio transmitters or high-voltage lines.
••If you record near radio transmitters or high-voltage lines, the recorded pictures and/
or sound may be adversely affected.
●●Do not keep objects that may be influenced magnetically close to the speaker.
••Magnetized objects such as bank cards, commuter passes, watches, may be
adversely affected by the magnetic influence of the speaker.
●●Do not extend the supplied cord or cable.
●●Do not allow camera to come into contact with pesticides or volatile substances (can
cause surface damage or coating to peel).
●●Never leave the camera and the battery in a car or on a car hood in the summer.
Doing so may cause leakage of the battery electrolyte overheating, fire or a battery
explosion due to the high temperature.
Caring for your camera
To clean your camera, remove the battery or disconnect the power plug from the outlet,
and wipe with a soft, dry cloth.
●●Use a damp cloth to remove stubborn stains, before wiping with a dry cloth.
●●Do not use benzine, thinners, alcohol, or kitchen detergent, as these may damage the
outer casing and finish of the camera.
●●If using a chemically-treated cloth, read the supplied instructions carefully.
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When not using for a while
●●Turn off camera power before removing battery and card (ensure that battery is
removed to prevent damage through over-discharge).
●●Do not leave in contact with rubber or plastic bags.
●●Store together with a drying agent (silica gel) if leaving in drawer, etc. Store batteries in
cool (15 °C to 25 °C (59 °F to 77 °F)) places with low humidity (40%RH to 60%RH) and
no major temperature changes.
●●Charge battery once per year and use completely before storing again.
Memory cards
●●To prevent damage to cards and data
••Avoid high temperatures, direct sunlight, electromagnetic waves, and static electricity.
••Do not bend, drop, or expose to strong impacts.
••Do not touch terminals on reverse of card or allow them to become dirty or wet.
●●When disposing of/transferring memory cards
••If using the “format” or “delete” functions on your camera or computer, this only
changes the file management information, and does not completely delete the data
from within the memory card. When disposing of or transferring your memory cards,
we recommend physically destroying them, or using commercially available computer
data erasing software to completely delete the data from the card. Data within
memory cards should be managed responsibly.
LCD Monitor
●●Do not press hard on the LCD monitor. This may cause uneven display and damage
the monitor.
●●In cold climates or other situations when the camera becomes cold, the LCD monitor
may appear slightly darker than normal immediately after the camera is turned on.
Normal brightness will return once the internal components have warmed up.
Extremely high precision technology is employed to produce the LCD monitor screen.
However there may be some dark or bright spots (red, blue or green) on the screen.
This is not a malfunction. The LCD monitor screen has more than 99.99% effective
pixels with fewer than 0.01% of the pixels inactive or always lit. The spots will not be
recorded on pictures in the built-in memory or a card.
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Charging the battery
●●The time required for charging varies depending on conditions of battery usage.
Charging takes longer at high or low temperatures and when the battery has not been
used in some time.
●●Battery will be warm during charging and for some time thereafter.
●●Battery will run out if not used for long periods of time, even after being charged.
●●Do not leave any metal items (such as clips) near the contact areas of the power plug.
Otherwise, a fire and/or electric shocks may be caused by short-circuiting or the
resulting heat generated.
●●Frequently charging up battery is not recommended.
(Frequently charging battery reduces maximum usage time and can cause battery to
expand.)
●●If available battery power is significantly reduced, battery is reaching end of lifespan.
Please purchase a new battery.
●●When charging:
••Wipe dirt from the battery terminal with a dry cloth.
••Keep at least 1 m (3.3 feet) away from AM radio (may cause radio interference).
●●Do not use a damaged or dented battery (especially connectors), e.g. by dropping (can
cause faults).
Charger
●●Depending on the environment while charging, the charging light may flicker due to
static electricity or electromagnetic radiation, etc. This has no effect on charging.
●●Keep at least 1 m (3.3 feet) away from AM radio (may cause radio interference).
●●The charger may generate whirring sounds when it is being used. This is not a
malfunction.
●●After use, be sure to disconnect the power supply device from the electrical outlet. (A
very small amount of current is consumed if it is left connected.)
Lens
●●Images may appear slightly white if lens is dirty (fingerprints, etc.). Turn the power on,
hold the extracted lens barrel with your fingers, and gently wipe the lens surface with a
soft, dry cloth.
●●Do not leave the lens exposed to direct sunlight.
When using a tripod or unipod
●●Do not apply excessive force or tighten screws when they are crooked. (This may
damage the camera, screw hole, or label.)
●●Ensure that the tripod is stable. (Refer to the tripod instructions.)
●●You may not be able to remove the card or the battery when using a tripod or unipod.
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3D viewing
●●Anyone who is hypersensitive to light, suffers from heart disease or is otherwise unwell
should avoid viewing 3D pictures.
••Viewing 3D pictures may have an adverse effect to the individual.
●●If you feel tired, uncomfortable or otherwise strange when viewing 3D pictures, stop
viewing at once.
••Continuing to view may cause illness.
••After stopping viewing, please rest appropriately.
●●When viewing 3D pictures, we recommend taking a break every 30 to 60 minutes.
••Viewing for extended periods may cause eye-fatigue.
●●Short-sighted or long-sighted persons, those with differences in the sight of their right
and left eyes, and those with astigmatism are advised to correct their vision by wearing
glasses etc.
Stop viewing if you can clearly see a double image while watching 3D pictures.
••There are differences in the way that different people experience 3D pictures. Please
correct your sight appropriately before viewing 3D pictures.
••You can change the 3D setting of your television or 3D output setting of the unit to
2D.
Personal Information
If names or birthdays are set in [Baby] Mode or in the [Face Recog.] function, keep in
mind that the camera and recorded pictures will contain personal information.
●●Disclaimer
••Data containing personal information can be altered or lost due to malfunction, static
electricity, accidents, breakdowns, repairs, or other operations.
Panasonic will not be liable for any damage that occurs, direct or indirect, as a result
of the alteration or loss of data containing personal information.
●●When ordering repairs or transferring/disposing of the camera
••To protect your personal information, please reset the settings. (→39)
••If any pictures are contained in the built-in memory, copy (→182) them to a memory card
if necessary, and then format (→42) the built-in memory.
••Remove the memory card from the camera.
••When ordering repairs, the built-in memory and other settings may be returned to the
initial purchase state.
••If the above operations cannot be performed because of a camera malfunction,
consult with the dealer or nearest Service Center.
When transferring or disposing of your memory card, see “When disposing of/
transferring memory cards” in the previous section (→223).
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••HDMI, the HDMI Logo, and High-Definition Multimedia Interface
are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing
LLC in the United States and other countries.
••HDAVI Control™ is a trademark of Panasonic Corporation.
••“AVCHD Progressive”, “AVCHD”, the “AVCHD Progressive”
Logo and the “AVCHD” Logo are trademarks of Panasonic
Corporation and Sony Corporation.
••Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories.
Dolby and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby
Laboratories.
••SDXC Logo is a trademark of SD-3C, LLC.
••QuickTime and the QuickTime logo are trademarks or
registered trademarks of Apple Inc., used under license
therefrom.
••Windows and Windows Vista are either registered trademarks
or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States
and/or other countries.
••iMovie, Mac and Mac OS are trademarks of Apple Inc.,
registered in the U.S. and other countries.
••YouTube is a trademark of Google Inc.
••Facebook® is a registered trademark of Facebook, Inc.
••This product uses “DynaFont” from DynaComware Corporation.
DynaFont is a registered trademark of DynaComware Taiwan
Inc.
••Other names, company names, and product names mentioned
in these instructions are trademarks or registered trademarks of
the companies concerned.
This product is licensed under the AVC patent portfolio license for the personal and non-commercial
use of a consumer to (i) encode video in compliance with the AVC Standard (“AVC Video”) and/or
(ii) decode AVC Video that was encoded by a consumer engaged in a personal and non-commercial
activity and/or was obtained from a video provider licensed to provide AVC Video. No license is
granted or shall be implied for any other use. Additional information may be obtained from MPEG
LA, LLC.
See http://www.mpegla.com.