CyberPower CP-H420PS Computer Drive User Manual

Operating Instructions
Digital Camera
Model No.
DMC-FZ50
Before connecting, operating or
adjusting this product, please read
the instructions completely.
For USA assistance, please call: 1-800-272-7033 or send e-mail to : digitalstillcam@panasonic.com
For Canadian assistance, please call: 1-800-561-5505 or visit us at www.panasonic.ca
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Before Use
Before Use
Dear Customer,
We would like to take this opportunity to
thank you for purchasing this Panasonic
Digital Camera. Please read these
Operating Instructions carefully and keep
them handy for future reference.
Information for Your
Safety
WARNING
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR
SHOCK HAZARD AND ANNOYING
INTERFERENCE, USE ONLY THE
RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES
AND DO NOT EXPOSE THIS
EQUIPMENT TO RAIN OR
MOISTURE. DO NOT REMOVE THE
COVER (OR BACK); THERE ARE NO
USER SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE.
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED
SERVICE PERSONNEL.
Carefully observe copyright laws.
Recording of pre-recorded tapes or
discs or other published or broadcast
material for purposes other than your
own private use may infringe copyright
laws. Even for the purpose of private
use, recording of certain material may
be restricted.
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• Please note that the actual controls and
components, menu items, etc. of your
Digital Camera may look somewhat
different from those shown in the
illustrations in these Operating
Instructions.
• SDHC Logo is a trademark.
• Leica is a registered trademark of Leica
Microsystems IR GmbH.
• Elmarit is a registered trademark of Leica
Camera AG.
• Other names, company names, and
product names printed in these
instructions are trademarks or registered
trademarks of the companies concerned.
THE SOCKET OUTLET SHALL BE
INSTALLED NEAR THE EQUIPMENT
AND SHALL BE EASILY ACCESSIBLE.
CAUTION
Danger of explosion if battery is
incorrectly replaced. Replace only with
the same or equivalent type
recommended by the manufacturer.
Dispose of used batteries according to
the manufacturer’s instructions.
A lithium ion/polymer battery that is recyclable powers the
product you have purchased. Please call 1-800-8-BATTERY for
information on how to recycle this battery.
Before Use
FCC Note: (U.S. only)
This equipment has been tested and
found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part
15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference
in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses, and can
radiate radio frequency energy and, if
not installed and used in accordance
with the instructions, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does
cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off
and on, the user is encouraged to try to
correct the interference by one or more
of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving
antenna.
• Increase the separation between the
equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet
on a circuit different from that to which
the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced
radio/TV technician for help.
Trade Name:
Panasonic
Model No.:
DMC-FZ50
Responsible party: Panasonic
Corporation of
North America
One Panasonic
Way, Secaucus, NJ
07094
Support Contact: Panasonic
Consumer
Electronics
Company
1-800-272-7033
This device complies with Part 15 of the
FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) This device
may not cause harmful interference,
and (2) this device must accept any
interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired
operation.
This Class B digital apparatus complies
with Canadian ICES-003
FCC Caution: To assure continued
compliance, follow the
attached installation
instructions and use only
shielded interface cables
with ferrite core when
connecting to computer or
peripheral devices.
Any changes or modifications not
expressly approved by the party
responsible for compliance could void
the user’s authority to operate this
equipment.
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Before Use
-If you see this symbolInformation on Disposal in other
Countries outside the European
Union
This symbol is only valid in the European
Union.
If you wish to discard this product, please
contact your local authorities or dealer
and ask for the correct method of
disposal.
w Care of the camera
• Do not strongly shake or bump the
camera. The camera may stop operating
normally, pictures may not be recorded or
the lens may be damaged.
• Sand or dust may cause the camera to
malfunction. Make sure that sand or
dust does not get into the lens or the
terminals when using the camera on a
beach etc.
• Make sure that water does not get into the
camera when using it on a rainy day or on
a beach.
• If water or seawater splashes on the
camera, use a dry cloth to wipe the
camera body carefully.
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w About the LCD monitor/Viewfinder
• Do not press the LCD monitor with
excessive force. Uneven colors may
appear on the LCD monitor and it may
malfunction.
• Condensation may form on the LCD
monitor in places with large temperature
differences. Wipe the condensation with a
soft, dry cloth.
• If the camera is cold when you turn it on,
the picture on the LCD monitor/Viewfinder
will be slightly darker than usual at first.
However, the picture will return to normal
brightness when the internal temperature
of the camera increases.
• When rotating the LCD monitor, be
careful not to use excessive force. This
may result in damage.
• You may not be able to open, close or
rotate the LCD monitor smoothly when
using a tripod. In these cases, detach
the camera from the tripod and then
open, close or rotate the LCD monitor.
• When not using the LCD monitor or when
using the Viewfinder, it is recommended
that you close the LCD monitor with the
screen facing inwards to prevent dirt and
scratches.
• If the camera is going to be stored for a
prolonged period, it is recommended that
the LCD monitor be stored inside the
camera.
Extremely high precision technology is
employed to produce the LCD monitor/
Viewfinder 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/
Viewfinder screen has more than
99.99% effective pixels with a mere
0.01% of the pixels inactive or always lit.
The spots will not be recorded on
pictures on a card.
Before Use
w About the Lens
• Do not press the lens with excessive
force.
• Do not leave the camera with the lens
facing the sun as it may cause the camera
to malfunction. Also, be careful when you
leave the camera outside or near a
window.
• When there is dirt (water, oil, and
fingerprints, etc.) on the surface of the
lens, the picture may be affected. Lightly
wipe the surface of the lens with a soft,
dry cloth before and after taking pictures.
w About Condensation (When the lens
or the Viewfinder is fogged up)
• Condensation occurs when the ambient
temperature or humidity changes as
described below. Be careful of
condensation since it causes lens stains,
fungus and camera malfunction.
– When the camera is taken from the cold
outdoors to the warm indoors.
– When the camera is taken from outside
to inside an air-conditioned car.
– When cool wind from an air conditioner
etc. blows directly on the camera.
– In humid places
• To prevent condensation, put the camera
in a plastic bag until the temperature of
the camera is close to the ambient
temperature. If condensation occurs, turn
the camera off and leave it for about
2 hours. The fog will disappear naturally
when the temperature of the camera
becomes close to the ambient
temperature.
w When not using the camera for a long
period of time
• Store the battery in a cool and dry place
with a relatively stable temperature.
[Recommended temperature:
15 QC to 25 QC (59 QF to 77 QF),
Recommended humidity: 40% to 60%]
• Always remove the battery and the card
from the camera.
• If the battery is left inserted in the camera
it will discharge even if the camera is
turned off. If the battery continues to be
left in the camera, it will discharge
excessively and may become unusable
even if charged.
• When storing the battery for a long period
of time, we recommend charging it once a
year. Remove the battery from the camera
and store it again after it has completely
discharged.
• We recommend storing the camera with a
desiccant (silica gel) when you keep it in a
closet or a cabinet.
• If you have not used the camera for a
long period of time, check all the parts
before taking pictures.
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Before Use
About The Mode Dial
Adjust part to the desired mode.
The mode dial can be rotated 360Q. Rotate
it slowly and surely to adjust to each mode.
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w About indications in these operating
instructions
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: Playback mode (P40)
This mode allows you to play back
recorded pictures.
Modes indicated here allow you to use the
functions or settings described on this
page. Set the mode dial to any of the
modes to use the functions or settings.
㧦Custom mode
: Program AE mode (P32)
The exposure is automatically adjusted by
the camera.
: Aperture-priority AE mode (P57)
The shutter speed is automatically
determined by the aperture value you set.
: Shutter-priority AE mode (P57)
The aperture value is automatically
determined by the shutter speed you set.
: Manual exposure mode (P58)
The exposure is adjusted by the aperture
value and the shutter speed which are
manually adjusted.
:Custom mode (P63)
This mode allows you to save the preferred
menu settings.
: Motion picture mode (P76)
This mode allows you to record motion
pictures.
: Scene mode (P64)
This mode allows you to take pictures
depending on the recording scenes.
: Auto mode (P36)
This mode is recommended for beginners.
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Convenient or helpful information for use of
the camera is described.
w About illustrations in these operating
instructions
Please note that the appearance of the
product, the illustration or the menu screen
are a little different from those in actual use.
w About illustrations of the cursor
button
In these operating instructions, the
operations on the cursor button are
described as illustrated as shown below.
Cursor button
e.g.: When you press the button
MENU
SET
REV
Before Use
w About the front dial and rear dial
Instructions for using these dials in the
operating instructions are given with
illustrations that match the screen icons.
• Rotate the front dial and rear dial slowly
but surely.
w About the LCD monitor
At the time when this camera is purchased,
the LCD monitor is stowed in the camera
body. Move the LCD monitor in the
directions shown in the figure below.
: Front dial
: Rear dial
: LCD Monitor open knobs
Open the LCD monitor opening knob
with your finger
Rotate the monitor 180Q toward the left
• The monitor rotates only 90Q toward
the right.
Return the monitor to its original
position
• For details on how to rotate the LCD
monitor, refer to P24.
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Before Use
Information for Your Safety....................... 2
About The Mode Dial ................................ 6
Preparation
Standard Accessories............................. 10
Names of the Components ..................... 10
Quick Guide ............................................ 12
Screen Display........................................ 13
Charging the Battery with the Charger ...... 16
About the Battery (charging/number of
recordable pictures) ............................ 16
Inserting/Removing the Battery .............. 18
Inserting/Removing the Card .................. 19
About the Card........................................ 20
Attaching the Lens Cap/Strap................. 21
Attaching the Lens Hood ........................ 22
LCD Monitor............................................ 24
Setting Date/Time (Clock Set) ................ 26
About the Setup Menu ............................ 27
Basic
Taking Pictures ....................................... 32
Taking Pictures in Auto Mode................. 36
Taking Pictures with the Zoom ............... 37
• Using the Optical Zoom .................... 37
• Using the Extended
Optical Zoom (EZ) ............................ 37
• Using the Digital Zoom
Further extending the zoom ............. 38
Checking the Recorded Picture
(Review) .............................................. 39
Playing Back Pictures ............................. 40
Deleting Pictures..................................... 41
Advanced
About the LCD Monitor/Viewfinder ......... 43
• Changing the information displayed ..... 43
Taking Pictures using the
Built-in Flash ........................................ 47
Taking Pictures with the Self-timer ......... 51
Compensating the Exposure .................. 52
Taking Pictures using Auto Bracket........ 53
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Optical Image Stabilizer .......................... 54
Taking Pictures using Burst Mode .......... 55
Taking Close-up Pictures........................ 56
Aperture-priority AE ................................ 57
Shutter-priority AE .................................. 57
Manual exposure .................................... 58
Aperture Value and Shutter Speed......... 59
Taking Pictures with Manual Focus ........ 60
Registering Personal Menu Settings
(Registering custom settings).............. 62
Taking pictures in Custom mode ............ 63
Scene Mode............................................ 64
– [PORTRAIT] .................................. 65
– [SOFT SKIN] ................................. 65
– [SCENERY] ................................... 65
– [SPORTS]...................................... 65
– [NIGHT PORTRAIT] ...................... 66
– [NIGHT SCENERY]....................... 66
– [PANNING] .................................... 66
– [FOOD] .......................................... 67
– [PARTY] ........................................ 67
– [CANDLE LIGHT] .......................... 68
– [FIREWORKS]............................... 68
– [STARRY SKY].............................. 68
– [BABY1]/[BABY2] .......................... 69
– [SNOW] ......................................... 70
– [HIGH SENS.]................................ 70
Recording which day of the vacation
you take the picture............................. 71
Displaying the time at the
travel destination (World Time) ........... 73
• Location candidates for
World Time settings.......................... 75
Motion Picture Mode............................... 76
Displaying Multiple Screens
(Multi Playback)................................... 78
Displaying pictures by recording date
(Calendar playback) ............................ 79
Using the Playback Zoom....................... 80
Playing Back Motion Pictures/
Pictures with Audio.............................. 81
Menu Settings
Using the [REC] Mode Menu .................. 82
• [W.BALANCE]
Adjusting the hue for a more
natural picture................................... 83
• [WB ADJUST.]
Finely adjusting the
white balance ................................... 85
• [SENSITIVITY]
Setting the light sensitivity ................ 85
• [ASPECT RATIO]
Setting the aspect ratio of pictures ... 87
• [PICT.SIZE]/[QUALITY]
Setting a picture size and quality that
matches your use of the pictures ..... 87
• [AUDIO REC.]
Recording still pictures with audio ...... 89
• [METERING MODE]
Deciding the method to measure
brightness ......................................... 89
• [AF MODE]
Setting the focus method.................. 90
• [CONT.AF]
Continuously focusing
on a subject ...................................... 91
• [AF ASSIST LAMP]
Focusing in low light conditions
becomes easier ................................ 91
• [FOCUS/AE LOCK]
Fixing the focus and exposure ......... 92
• [DIREC. EX. COMP.]
For rapid exposure
compensation ................................... 93
• [COL.EFFECT]
Setting color effects for
the recorded pictures........................ 94
• [PICT.ADJ.]
Adjusting the picture quality for the
recorded pictures.............................. 94
• [FLIP ANIM.]
Connecting images to create
a motion picture file .......................... 95
• [CONVERSION]
Using an optional lens ...................... 97
• [EXT.FLASH]
Using an optional flash ..................... 99
• [EX.FLASH BURST]
Taking pictures in burst mode
while firing the flash ........................ 101
• [CLOCK SET]
Set the date, time and display ........ 101
Using the [PLAY] mode menu .............. 102
• [SLIDE SHOW]
Playing back pictures in order
for a fixed duration.......................... 102
• [FAVORITE]
Setting your favorite pictures .......... 103
• [ROTATE DISP.]/[ROTATE]
To display the picture rotated ......... 104
• [DPOF PRINT]
Setting the picture to print and
the number of prints........................ 105
• [PROTECT]
Preventing accidental erasure of
pictures ........................................... 107
• [AUDIO DUB.]
Adding audio after taking pictures ..... 108
• [RESIZE]
Making the picture smaller.............. 108
• [TRIMMING]
Enlarging a picture and
trimming it ....................................... 109
• [ASPECT CONV.]
Changing the aspect ratio of a 16:9
picture............................................. 110
• [FORMAT]
Initializing the card.......................... 111
Connecting to other equipment
Connecting to a PC............................... 112
Printing the Pictures..............................115
Playing Back Pictures
on a TV Screen ................................. 118
Others
Using the MC Protector/ND Filter .........119
Using the Remote Shutter .................... 120
Cautions for Use ................................... 121
Message Display ..................................122
Troubleshooting ....................................124
Number of recordable pictures and
available recording time .................... 129
Specifications........................................132
Digital Camera Accessory System........ 135
Digital Camera Accessory Order Form
(For USA Customers)........................ 136
Request for Service Notice
(For USA Only)..................................137
Limited Warranty (For USA Only) .........138
Customer Services Directory
(For USA Only)..................................140
Index .....................................................141
Spanish Quick Use Guide/
Guía rápida en español .....................143
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Preparation
Preparation
Standard Accessories
Check that all the accessories are included
before using the camera.
1
(Indicated as “Battery” in the text)
3 Battery Charger
(Indicated as “Charger” in the text)
USB Connection Cable
AV Cable
CD-ROM
Shoulder Strap
Lens Cap
Lens Hood
• For information about optional
accessories, refer to the “Digital Camera
Accessory System”. (P135)
3
CGR-S006A
(Indicated as “Card” in the text)
2 Battery Pack
4
5
6
7
8
9
RP-SD032B
2
1 SD Memory Card (32 MB)
DE-993B
4
Names of the
Components
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2
3
4
5
K1HA08CD0008
6
7
VFC4213
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1 Lens (P5)
2 Front dial (P39, 40, 57, 78, 80 )
3 Self-timer Indicator (P51)
AF Assist Lamp (P91)
4 Flash (P47)
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10
11
12
13
14
15
Diopter Adjustment Dial (P44)
Viewfinder (P13, 43)
[DISPLAY] Button (P43)
[EVF/LCD] Button (P43)
[FOCUS/AE LOCK] Button (P35, 92)
Speaker (P81)
Rear dial (P33, 40, 57, 58)
LCD Monitor (P13, 24, 43)
[FUNCTION] Button (P83)
Delete Button (P41)
Cursor Buttons
/Self-timer Button (P51)
/[REV]Button (P39)
/Flash Setting Button (P47)
/Exposure Compensation (P52)/Auto
Bracket (P53)/Flash Output Adjustment
(P49)/Backlight Compensation in auto
mode (P36) Button
16 [MENU/SET] Button (P27)
17 Card Door (P19)
32
33
34
29 [FOCUS] Button (P61,68, 90)
30 Focus Switch (P56, 60)
(AF/AF MACRO/MF)
31 Flash Open Lever (P47)
32 [REMOTE] Socket (P120)
33 [AV OUT/DIGITAL] Socket
(P112, 115, 118)
34 [DC IN] Socket (P112, 115)
• Always use a genuine Panasonic AC
adaptor (DMW-AC7; optional).
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19
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23
24
25
26
27
28
Zoom ring (P37)
Focus ring (P60)
Shutter Button (P32)
Strap Eyelet (P21)
Microphone (P76, 89)
Hot Shoe (P99)
Mode Dial (P6)
Camera ON/OFF Switch (P26)
Power Indicator (P32)
Single or Burst Mode Button (P55)
Optical Image Stabilizer Button (P54)
36
35
36
37
38
37
38
Lens hood positioning groove (P22)
Battery Door Open/Close Lever (P18)
Battery Door (P18)
Tripod Receptacle
• When you use a tripod, make sure the
tripod is stable with the camera
attached to it.
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• Set the clock. (P26)
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This is an overview of how to record and
playback pictures with the camera. For
each step, be sure to refer to the pages
indicated in brackets.
3 Turn the camera on to take
pictures.
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1 Charge the battery. (P16)
OFF
4 Play back the pictures.
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2 Insert the battery and the card.
(P18, 19)
Set the mode dial to [ ].
Press the shutter button to take
pictures. (P32)
CUSTOM
• The battery is not charged when the
camera is shipped. Charge the
battery before use.
ON
2
Set the mode dial to [
].
Select the picture you want to view.
(P40)
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In recording
Out-of-frame display
Screen Display
A
1 Recording mode (P32)
1 2
3
4 5
6
2 Flash mode (P47)
3 Focus (P32)
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22
21
20
3
19
18
17
11
PROGRAM SHIFT
F2.8
16 15
7
8
9
10
5s
1/25
4 Picture size (P87)
5 Quality (P87)
In Motion picture mode (P76)
/
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/
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12
: Jitter alert (P35)
14 13
6 Battery indication (P16)
24 2526
41
40
39
38
37
36
35
27
28
29
ISO100
MF
30
7 Number of recordable pictures/
Available recording time
In Motion picture mode (P76)
e.g.: R1h20m30s
8 Card access indication (P20)
31
9 Recording state
10 Histogram (P46)
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33
32
BACKLIGHT
11 Travel date (P71)
12 Elapsed recording time (P76)
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13 Program shift (P33)
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8
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14 Shutter speed (P32)
: Intelligent ISO (P85)
15 Aperture value (P32)
16 Program shift (P33)
17 Exposure compensation (P52)
Direct exposure compensation (P93)
: Backlight compensation (P36)
1
15
14
6,17
18 Metering mode (P89)
24
19
: Power LCD (P45)
20 Spot AF area (P90)
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ISO
100
26, 35
25
21 AF area (P32)
22 Spot metering target (P89)
23 Optical image stabilizer (P54)
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24 White balance (P83)
White balance fine adjustment (P85)
25 ISO sensitivity (P85)
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28 Color effect mode (P94)
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19
18
17
16
15
29 Custom setting (P62)
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26 Burst (P55)
: Audio recording (P76, 89)
27 Flip animation (P95)
30 Continuous AF (P91)
31 Zoom (P37)/Extended optical zoom
(P37)/Digital zoom (P38)
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1
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PLAY AUDIO
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AUTO
1 Playback mode (P40)
2 Number of DPOF prints (P105)
33 Current date and time
• This is displayed for about 5 seconds
when the camera is turned on, after
setting the clock and after switching
from playback mode to recording mode.
3 Protected picture (P107)
4 Picture with audio/Motion pictures
(P81)
5 Picture size (P87)
6 Quality (P87)
In Motion picture mode (P81)
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8 Folder/File number (P113)
36 Number of days that have passed since
the travel date (P71)
• This is displayed for about 5 seconds if
the camera is turned on when the
travel date is set, after setting the
clock, departure date or travel date,
after changing the world time setting
and after switching from playback
mode to another mode.
9 Picture number/Total pictures
38 Self-timer mode (P51)
39 AF assist lamp (P91)
/
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: FOCUS/AE LOCK
(P92)
10 Cable disconnection warning icon (P117)
• This is displayed when printing using a
printer supporting PictBridge.‫ޓ‬
(Depending on the printer, the icon
may not be displayed.)
Motion picture recording time (P81):
1h20m30s
11 Histogram (P46)
12 Recording information
13 Favorites settings (P103)/Elapsed
playback time (P81): 1h20m30s
14 Recorded date and time
40 Flash output adjustment (P49)
15 Age (P69)
41 MF (P60)
16 Power LCD (P45)
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7 Battery indication (P16)
35 Auto bracket (P53)
37 Conversion lens (P97)
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In playback
32 Operation for backlight compensation (P36)
34 Age (P69)
• This is displayed for about 5 seconds
when the camera is turned on in baby
mode, after setting the clock or
birthday, and after switching from
other modes to baby mode.
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17 Number of days that have passed since
the travel date (P71)
18 Audio playback (P81)
PLAY MOTION
: In motion picture mode
PICTURE
(P81)
19 Flip animation (P95)
20 Favorites (P103)
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Charging the Battery
with the Charger
The battery is not charged when the
camera is shipped. Charge the battery
before use.
1 Insert the battery terminals and
attach the battery to the charger.
2 Connect the charger to the
electrical outlet.
• After charging is completed, be sure to
disconnect the charger from the electrical
outlet.
• The battery becomes warm after using it
and during and after charging. The
camera also becomes warm during use.
This is not a malfunction.
• The battery will be exhausted if left for a
long period of time after being charged.
Recharge the battery when it is
exhausted.
• Use the dedicated charger and battery.
• Charge the battery with the charger
indoors.
• Do not disassemble or modify the
charger.
About the Battery
(charging/number of recordable
pictures)
w Battery indication
The remaining battery power appears on
the screen.
• Charging starts when the [CHARGE]
indicator lights green.
• If the [CHARGE] indicator blinks, refer
to P17.
3 Detach the battery after charging
is complete.
• The battery indication turns red and
blinks. Recharge the battery or replace it
with fully charged battery.
[It does not appear when you use the
camera along with the AC adaptor
(DMW-AC7; optional).]
w The battery life
The number of recordable pictures (By
CIPA standard in program AE mode)
• Charging is complete when the
[CHARGE] indicator turns off (after
about 120 minutes).
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Number of
Approx. 360 pictures
recordable pictures (Approx. 180 min)
Recording conditions by CIPA standard
• Temperature: 23 °C (73.4 °F)/
Humidity: 50% when LCD monitor is on._
• Using the supplied SD Memory Card
(32 MB).
Preparation
• Using the supplied battery.
• Starting recording 30 seconds after the
camera is turned on. (When the optical
image stabilizer function is set to
[MODE1])
• Recording once every 30 seconds with
full flash every second recording.
• Turn the camera off every 10 recordings.
• CIPA is an abbreviation of
[Camera & Imaging Products
Association].
_The number of recordable pictures
decreases when the power LCD function
is used.
The number of recordable pictures
varies depending on the recording
interval time.
If the recording interval time becomes
longer, the number of recordable
pictures decreases.
[e.g. When recording once every
2 minutes, the number of recordable
pictures decreases by 90.]
The number of recordable pictures
when using the Viewfinder
(Recording conditions comply with CIPA
standard.)
w When the [CHARGE] indicator flashes
• The battery is over discharged
(discharged excessively). In a while, the
lamp will light and normal charging will
start.
• When the battery temperature is
excessively high or low, the charging time
will be longer than normal.
• The terminals of the charger or the battery
are dirty. In this case, wipe them with a dry
cloth.
• When the operating time of the camera
becomes extremely short even after
properly charging the battery, the life of
the battery may have expired. Buy a new
battery.
w Charging conditions
• Charge the battery in a temperature
between 10 QC to 35 QC (50 QF to 95 QF).
(The battery temperature should also be
the same.)
• The performance of the battery may
temporarily deteriorate and the operating
time may become shorter in low
temperature conditions (e.g. skiing/
snowboarding).
Number of
Approx. 360 pictures
recordable pictures (Approx. 180 min)
Playback time when using the LCD
monitor
Playback time
Approx. 300 min
The number of recordable pictures and
playback time will vary depending on the
operating conditions and storing condition
of the battery.
w Charging
Charging time
Approx. 120 min
Charging time and number of recordable
pictures with the optional battery pack
(CGR-S006A) are the same as above.
• The [CHARGE] indicator lights when
charging starts.
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Preparation
Inserting/Removing
the Battery
3 Close the battery door.
Slide the release lever in the
direction of the arrow.
• Check that the camera is turned off.
• Close the flash.
1 Slide the release lever in the
direction of arrow and open the
battery door .
CL
OSE
OPE
N
• Always use genuine Panasonic
batteries (CGR-S006A).
2 Insert:
Insert the charged battery until it
clicks.
Remove:
Slide the lock to remove the
battery.
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OSE
CL
OPE
N
• Remove the battery after use.
• When a fully charged battery has been
inserted for more than 24 hours, the clock
setting is stored (in the camera) for at
least 3 months even if the battery is
removed. (If you insert a battery that is not
sufficiently charged, the length of time that
the clock setting is stored may become
less.) However, the clock setting is
canceled after this length of time. In this
case, set the clock again. (P26)
• Do not remove the card or the battery
while the card is being accessed. The
data may be damaged. (P20)
• Do not remove the battery with the
camera turned on since the settings on
the camera may not be stored properly.
• The supplied battery is designed only
for the camera. Do not use it with any
other equipment.
Preparation
Inserting/Removing
the Card
3 Close the card door.
Slide the card door to the end
and then close it firmly.
• Check that the camera is turned off.
• Prepare an SD Memory Card (supplied),
an SDHC Memory Card (optional) or a
MultiMediaCard (optional).
• Close the flash.
1 Slide the card door to open it.
• If the card door cannot be completely
closed, remove the card and insert it
again.
2 Insert:
Insert the card fully until it clicks
and it is locked.
• The card and the data may be damaged
if it is inserted or removed while the
camera is on.
• We recommend using Panasonic’s SD
Memory Card/SDHC Memory Card.
Remove:
Push the card until it clicks, then
pull the card out upright.
• Check the direction of the card.
• Do not touch the connection terminals
on the back side of the card.
• The card may be damaged if it is not
fully inserted.
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Preparation
About the Card
w Access to the card
The card access indication lights red
when pictures are being recorded onto the
card.
3
When the card access indication lights,
pictures are being read or deleted or the
card is being formatted. Do not:
• turn the camera off.
• remove the battery or the card.
• shake or impact the camera.
The card and the data may be damaged or
the camera may not operate normally.
w SD Memory Card (supplied), SDHC
Memory Card (optional) and
MultiMediaCard (optional)
• The SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory
Card and MultiMediaCard are small,
lightweight, removable external cards.
• The reading/writing speed of an SD
Memory Card and an SDHC Memory
Card is fast. Both types of card are
equipped with a Write-Protect switch that prevents writing and formatting the
card. (If the switch is slid to the [LOCK]
side, it is not possible to write or delete
data on the card and format it. When the
switch is slid to the other side, these
functions become available.)
SD Memory Card
32
Please confirm the latest information on the
following website.
http://panasonic.co.jp/pavc/global/cs
(This Site is English only.)
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• Refer to P129 for information about the
number of recordable pictures and the
available recording time for each Card.
• This camera is compatible with SD
Memory Cards based on SD Memory
Card Specifications and formatted in
FAT12 system and FAT16 system. It is also
compatible with SDHC Memory Cards
based on SD Memory Card Specifications
and formatted in FAT32 system.
• The SDHC Memory Card is a memory
card standard decided by the SD
Association in 2006 for high capacity
memory cards more than 2 GB.
• This camera is compatible with both an
SD Memory Card and an SDHC Memory
Card. You can use an SDHC Memory
Card in equipment that is compatible with
SDHC Memory Cards however you
cannot use an SDHC Memory Card in
equipment that is only compatible with SD
Memory Cards. (If you use an SDHC
Memory Card in other equipment, always
read the operating instructions for the
other equipment.)
• This unit does not support recording
motion pictures on MultiMediaCards.
We recommend using High Speed SD
Memory Cards/SDHC Memory Cards
when recording motion pictures. (P76)
w About handling a card
Transfer important pictures/motion pictures
from your card to your PC periodically
(P112). The data on the card may be
damaged or lost due to electromagnetic
waves, static electricity, the camera
breaking down or a defective card.
• Do not format the card on your PC or
other equipment. Format it on the camera
only to ensure proper operation. (P111)
• The reading/writing speed of a
MultiMediaCard is slower than an SD
Memory Card or SDHC Memory Card.
When a MultiMediaCard is used, the
performance of certain features may be
slightly slower than advertised.
• Keep the Memory Card out of reach of
children to prevent swallowing.
Preparation
Attaching the Lens
Cap/Strap
w Strap (supplied)
1 Pass the strap through the hole at
the strap eyelet.
w Lens Cap (supplied)
1 Attach the lens cap.
2 Pass the strap through the
stopper and fasten the strap.
• When you turn the camera off, carry the
camera or play back the pictures, attach
the lens cap to protect the surface of the
lens.
• Detach the lens cap before turning on the
camera in the recording mode.
• Be careful not to lose the lens cap.
: Pull the strap 2 cm or more.
• Attach the strap to the other side of the
camera being careful not to twist it.
• Check that the strap is firmly attached to
the camera.
• Attach the strap so that the “LUMIX” LOGO
is on the outside.
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Preparation
Attaching the Lens
Hood
In bright sunlight or backlight, the lens hood
will minimize lens flare and ghosting. The
lens hood cuts off excess lighting and
improves the picture quality.
• Check that the camera is turned off.
• Close the flash.
w Temporarily storing the lens hood
1 Place the camera upside down,
remove the lens hood and turn it
around, aligning the white mark
on the lens hood with lens
hood positioning groove on
the unit, and insert it straight in
until it clicks.
1 Place the camera upside down,
align the white mark on the
lens hood with lens hood
positioning groove on the unit
and insert it straight in until it
clicks.
• Make sure the lens hood is properly
attached.
• If you lightly turn the lens hood to the
left and right of the lens hood
positioning groove, it becomes easier to
insert.
2 Attach the lens cap.
• Make sure the lens hood is properly
attached.
w When removing the lens hood
Press lock release button and
remove the lens hood
• Ensure that the lens cap is firmly
attached.
• When temporarily storing the lens
hood, ensure that it is firmly attached
and that it is not reflected in the picture.
• When temporarily storing the lens
hood, you can detach the lens cap and
take pictures. However you cannot use
the zoom ring, focus ring, [FOCUS]
button or focus switch.
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Preparation
w When removing the lens hood
Press lock release button and
remove the lens hood
• If you press the lock release button too
strongly, it may be difficult to detach the
lens cap.
• Make sure that the mark on the lens hood
is correctly aligned with the lens hood
positioning groove. The lens hood is not
correctly attached if they are not aligned.
• When taking pictures with flash with the
lens hood attached, the lower portion of
the photo may turn dark (vignetting effect)
and the control of the flash may be
disabled because the photo flash may be
obscured by the lens hood. We
recommend detaching the lens hood.
• When using the AF assist lamp in the
dark, detach the lens hood.
• For details on how to attach the MC
protector and the ND filter, refer to P119.
• You cannot attach the conversion lenses
or the close-up lens when the lens hood is
attached.
• If any accessories are lost, customers in
the USA should contact Panasonic’s parts
department on 1 800 833-9626 and
customers in Canada should contact
1 800 561-5505 for further information
about obtaining replacement parts.
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Preparation
LCD Monitor
Adjusting the LCD monitor makes it
possible to take pictures from various
angles.
w Taking pictures at a low angle
Take hold of the LCD monitor open knob
with your fingers, and pull the knob
toward you and rotate the monitor 180Q.
• You can use the LCD monitor only.
w Taking pictures at a normal angle.
• You can switch between the LCD monitor
and the Viewfinder.
LCD monitor rotation direction
w Taking pictures at a high angle
Open the LCD monitor with one of the
LCD monitor open knobs.
• You can use the LCD monitor only.
: 180Q
: Maximum 180Q
• This is convenient when taking pictures of
flowers etc. that are in a low position.
: LCD Monitor open knobs
• This is convenient when there is someone
in front of you and you cannot get close to
the subject.
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Preparation
w Taking pictures with the camera held
vertically
Take hold of the LCD monitor opening knob
with your fingers, and pull the monitor all
the way toward you (by rotating it 180Q ),
and rotate it to an angle where it is easy to
see. (It can be rotated up to a maximum of
270Q.)
w Taking pictures at a normal angle.
w Taking pictures at a high angle
w Taking pictures at a low angle
• If the LCD monitor turns on when it is
closed with the screen facing inwards, the
camera automatically switches to the
Viewfinder.
• If the LCD monitor is opened when the
Viewfinder is turned on, the camera
automatically switches to the LCD
monitor.
• Only rotate the LCD monitor after
opening it wide enough, and be careful
not to use excessive force as it may be
damaged.
• When holding the edge of the LCD
monitor, there may be some distortion,
however this is not a malfunction.
Moreover, this has no effect on the taken
pictures or playback.
• When not using the LCD monitor it is
recommended that you close it with the
screen facing inwards to prevent dirt and
scratches.
• You may not be able to open, close or
rotate the LCD monitor smoothly when
using a tripod. In these cases, detach
the camera from the tripod and then
open, close or rotate the LCD monitor.
w About the Viewfinder
The Viewfinder is convenient when you
want to take pictures of a moving subject or
outdoors.
• Refer to page 44 for information about
diopter adjustment.
• When using the Viewfinder, close the LCD
monitor.
• When the LCD monitor is open, the
Viewfinder cannot be used.
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Preparation
Setting Date/Time
(Clock Set)
w Initial setting
The clock is not set so the following screen
appears when you turn the camera on.
OFF
ON
• Refer to [WORLD TIME] (P73) for
information about setting the local time
at the travel destination area.
3 Press [MENU/SET] several times
to close the menu.
• Turn the camera off after finishing
setting the clock. Then turn it on and
check that the clock setting is correct.
w Changing the clock setting
1 Press [MENU/SET].
2 Press / to select [CLOCK SET]
(P101 )
3 Press and then perform steps 2 and
3 to set the clock.
REC
PLEASE SET THE CLOCK
CLOCK SET
5/5
CLOCK SET
MENU
SELECT
: [MENU/SET] button
: Cursor buttons
EXIT
MENU
• You can also set the clock in the
[SETUP] menu. (P27)
1 Press [MENU/SET].
2 Press /// to select the
date and time.
:
:
CLOCK SET
00 : 00 JAN . 11 . 2006
M/D/Y
CANCEL
SELECT
SET
EXIT
MENU
: Time at the home area
: Time at the travel destination (P73)
• /: Select the desired item.
• /: Set the display order for the date
and time.
• Press [ ] to cancel the clock setting
without storing the date and time.
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• When a fully charged battery has been
inserted for more than 24 hours, the clock
setting is stored (in the camera) for at
least 3 months even if the battery is
removed.
• You can set the year from 2000 to 2099.
The 24-hour system is used.
• If the date is not set in the camera it will
not be printed correctly when you use a
photo printing service, even if the store
provides a date printing option for your
photographs. (P106)
Preparation
About the Setup Menu
• Set items as required. (Refer to P28 to 31
for each menu item.)
• Menu items differ depending on the mode
selected with the mode dial (P6).
The following example shows how to set
[AUTO REVIEW] when program AE mode
[ ] is selected.
• Select [RESET] to return the settings to the
initial settings at the time of purchase. (P30)
• Press at to switch to the next
menu screen.
4 Press , press / to select the
setting and then press
[MENU/SET].
1 Press [MENU/SET] and then
press .
1/5
REC
W.BALANCE
AUTO
AUTO
PICT.SIZE
SELECT
10
MENU
EXIT
2 Press to select the [SETUP]
menu icon [ ] and then press .
1/5
SETUP
CLOCK SET
WORLD TIME
CUST.SET MEM.
OFF
AUTO REVIEW
OFF
1SEC.
PLAY ON LCD
OFF
1SEC.
POWER SAVE
3SEC.
2MIN.
MF ASSIST
ZOOM
MF1
SELECT
SET
MENU
MENU
SET
5 Press [MENU/SET] to close the
menu.
• You can also press the shutter
button halfway to close the menu.
w About the menu screen items
• There are 5 menu screens (1/5, 2/5, 3/5,
4/5 and 5/5).
• You can switch menu screens from any
menu item by rotating the front dial.
n0
MONITOR
GUIDE LINE
1/5
SETUP
EXIT
SELECT
MENU
CLOCK SET
3 Press / to select the menu item.
1/5
SETUP
CLOCK SET
WORLD
TIME
SETUP
CUST.SET MEM.
TRAVEL DATE
n0
MONITOR AUTO REVIEW
SETUP
2/ 5
OFF
SELECT
CUST.SET MEM.
n0
MONITOR
GUIDE LINE
EXIT
MENU
3/5
1SEC.
GUIDE LINE
PLAY ONOFF
LCD
BEEP OFF
MENU
EXITSAVE
SELECT
POWER
2MIN.
AF BEEP
SETUP
MF1
MF ASSIST SHUTTER
WORLD TIME
SELECT
TRAVEL DATE
MENU
SET
WB ADJUST.
SENSITIVITY
ASPECT RATIO
2/5
SETUP
MENU
EXIT
VOLUME
4/5
RESET
LEVEL
3
USB MODE
SETUP
SELECT
EXIT
SELECT
AUTO
ENG
MENU
EXIT
MENU
2/5
SETUP
TRAVEL DATE
OFF
AUTO REVIEW
1SEC.
PLAY ON LCD
OFF
POWER SAVE
5MIN.
MF ASSIST
SELECT
5/5
NO.RESET HIGHLIGHT
SCENEOFF
MENU
MENU
EXIT OUT
NTSC
VIDEO
LANGUAGE
TV ASPECT
SELECT
MF1
EXIT
MENU
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Preparation
[CLOCK SET]
Press [ ] to display the [SETUP] menu
and select this item. (P27)
Change date and time. (P26)
MENU
SET
[WORLD TIME]
Press [ ] to display the [SETUP] menu
and select this item. (P27)
[
]: The time at your home area is
set.
[
]: The local time at the travel
destination area is set.
• Refer to P73 for information about setting
[WORLD TIME].
MENU
SET
[CUST. SET MEM.]
Press [ ] to display the [SETUP] menu
and select this item. (P27)
The current camera settings are registered
in [
], [
] or [
]. (P62)
MENU
SET
[MONITOR/VIEWFINDER]
Press [ ] to display the [SETUP] menu
and select this item. (P27)
Adjust the brightness of the LCD monitor
(when pictures appear on the LCD monitor)
or Viewfinder (when pictures appear on the
Viewfinder) in 7 steps.
MENU
SET
[GUIDE LINE]
Press [ ] to display the [SETUP] menu
and select this item. (P27)
Set the pattern of the guide lines displayed
when taking pictures. (P45)
You can also set whether or not to have the
recording information and histogram
displayed when the guide lines are
displayed.
[REC. INFO.]: [ON]/[OFF]
[HISTGRAM]: [ON]/[OFF]
[PATTERN]:
[
]/[
]
MENU
SET
[TRAVEL DATE]
Press [ ] to display the [SETUP] menu
and select this item. (P27)
[SET]: When taking a picture, the date on
which it was taken is recorded.
MENU
SET
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[OFF]: When taking a picture, the date on
which it was taken it is not recorded.
• Refer to P71 for information about setting
[TRAVEL DATE].
[AUTO REVIEW]
Press [ ] to display the [SETUP] menu
and select this item. (P27)
[1SEC.]: The recorded picture
automatically appears on the
screen for about 1 second.
[3SEC.]: The recorded picture
automatically appears on the
screen for about 3 seconds.
[ZOOM]: The recorded picture automatically
appears on the screen for about
1 second. It is then enlarged
4 times and appears for about
1 second. This mode is useful for
confirming focus. Pictures
recorded using auto bracket or
burst mode and pictures with audio
are not enlarged even if [ZOOM] is
selected.
[OFF]: The recorded picture does not
automatically appear.
• The auto review function is not activated
in motion picture mode [
].
• When pictures are recorded in auto bracket
(P53) or burst mode (P55), the auto review
function is activated regardless of the
setting on the auto review function. (The
picture is not enlarged.)
• The auto review function is activated while
pictures with audio (P89) are being
recorded regardless of its setting. (The
picture is not enlarged.)
• If the auto review function is activated
when [HIGHLIGHT] is set to [ON], any
white saturated areas on the picture
appear blinking in black. (P44)
• When the quality is set to [RAW], the auto
review function works until the end of recording
onto the card. (The picture is not enlarged.)
• The auto review setting is disabled when
using auto bracket or burst mode, in
motion picture mode [
] or when
[AUDIO REC.] is set to [ON] or when the
quality is set to [RAW].
MENU
SET
Preparation
[PLAY ON LCD]
Press [ ] to display the [SETUP] menu
and select this item. (P27)
[ON]: If you were using the viewfinder to
record, the display automatically
switches to the LCD monitor when
reviewing or playing back pictures.
(P44)
[OFF]: Does not automatically switch.
MENU
SET
[POWER SAVE]
Press [ ] to display the [SETUP] menu
and select this item. (P27)
[1MIN.]/[2MIN.]/[5MIN.]/[10MIN.]:
Power save mode is activated (the
camera is automatically turned off to
save the battery life) if the camera
has not been used for the time
selected on the setting.
[OFF]: Power save mode is not activated.
• Press the shutter button halfway or turn
the camera off and on to cancel power
save mode.
• When using the AC adaptor (DMW-AC7;
optional), connecting to a PC or a printer,
recording or playing back motion pictures
and during a slide show, power save
mode is not activated. (However, the
setting for power save mode is fixed to
[10MIN.] while pausing a slide show or
playing back a manual slide show.)
MENU
SET
[MF ASSIST]
(Recording mode only)
Press [ ] to display the [SETUP] menu
and select this item. (P27)
In manual focus, the assistance screen
appears on the center of the screen to
facilitate focusing on the subject. (P60)
[MF1]: The center of the screen is
enlarged. You can adjust the focus
while determining the composition
of the whole of the screen.
[MF2]: The whole of the screen is enlarged.
This is convenient for adjusting the
focus in Wide angle shots.
[OFF]: The screen is not enlarged.
MENU
SET
[BEEP]
Press [ ] to display the [SETUP] menu
and select this item. (P27)
[
]: No operation sound
[
]: Soft operation sound
[
]: Loud operation sound
MENU
SET
[AF BEEP]
Press [ ] to display the [SETUP] menu
and select this item. (P27)
[
]: No operation sound
[
]: Soft operation sound
[
]: Loud operation sound
MENU
SET
[SHUTTER]
Press [ ] to display the [SETUP] menu
and select this item. (P27)
Set to select the volume of shutter sound.
[
]: No shutter sound
[
]: Soft shutter sound
[
]: Loud shutter sound
MENU
SET
[VOLUME]
Press [ ] to display the [SETUP] menu
and select this item. (P27)
The volume of speakers can be adjusted in
7 steps from level 6 to 0.
• When you connect the camera to a TV,
the volume of the TV speakers does not
change.
MENU
SET
[NO.RESET]
Press [ ] to display the [SETUP] menu
and select this item. (P27)
Set this when you want the file number of
the next recording to start from 0001. (The
folder number is updated and the file
number starts from 0001.)
• A folder number between 100 and 999
can be assigned.
When the folder number reaches 999, the
number cannot be reset. We recommend
formatting the card after saving the data
on a PC or elsewhere.
MENU
SET
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Preparation
• To reset the folder number to 100, format
(P111) the card first and then use this
function to reset the file number.
A reset screen for the folder number will
then appear. Select [YES] to reset the
folder number.
• Refer to P113 for detailed information
about the file number and the folder
number.
[RESET]
Press [ ] to display the [SETUP] menu
and select this item. (P27)
The [REC], [CUST. SET MEM.] or [SETUP]
menu settings are reset to the initial
settings.
• The birthday setting for [BABY1]/[BABY2]
(P69) in scene mode, the number of days
that have passed since the departure date
for [TRAVEL DATE] (P71) and the
[WORLD TIME] setting (P73) are also
reset when the [SETUP] menu settings
are reset. Also, [FAVORITE] (P103) is
fixed to [OFF] and [ROTATE DISP.] (P104)
is fixed to [ON].
• The folder number and the clock setting
are not changed.
MENU
SET
[USB MODE]
Press [ ] to display the [SETUP] menu
and select this item. (P27)
Select the USB communication system
after or before connecting the camera to
your PC or your printer with the USB
connection cable (supplied).
[
SELECT ON CONNECTION]:
Select either [PC] or [PictBridge (PTP)]
if you connected the camera to a PC or
a printer supporting PictBridge.
[
PC]:
Set after or before connecting to a PC.
[
PictBridge (PTP)]:
Set after or before connecting to a
printer supporting PictBridge.
• When [PC] is selected, the camera is
connected via the “USB Mass Storage”
communication system.
MENU
SET
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• When [PictBridge (PTP)] is selected, the
camera is connected via the “PTP (Picture
Transfer Protocol)” communication system.
[HIGHLIGHT]
Press [ ] to display the [SETUP] menu
and select this item. (P27)
[ON]:
When the auto review or review
function is activated, a white
saturated area appears blinking
in black and white. (P44)
[OFF]: No highlight display
MENU
SET
[VIDEO OUT]
(Playback mode only) (P118)
Press [ ] to display the [SETUP] menu
and select this item. (P27)
[NTSC]: Video output is set to NTSC
system.
[PAL]: Video output is set to PAL
system.
MENU
SET
[TV ASPECT]
(Playback mode only)
Press [ ] to display the [SETUP] menu
and select this item. (P27)
[
]:
Select this if connecting the camera to a
16:9 TV.
[
]:
Select this if connecting the camera to a
4:3 screen TV.
• This is suitable for displaying pictures
recorded with a [
] aspect on the
full screen of a 16:9 TV. Pictures
recorded with a [
] or [
]
aspect are displayed with black bands
on the left and right of the screen.
• When [
] is selected, pictures
recorded with a [
] or [
]
aspect are displayed with black bands
on the top and bottom of the screen.
• When you select [
] and use the
AV cable (supplied) for output (P118),
pictures are displayed vertically on the
LCD monitor.
MENU
SET
Preparation
[SCENE MENU]
Press [ ] to display the [SETUP] menu
and select this item. (P27)
[AUTO]: [SCENE MODE] menu appears
automatically when setting the
mode dial to scene mode. Select
the desired scene mode. (P64)
[OFF]: [SCENE MODE] menu does not
appear when setting the mode
dial to scene mode and the
camera is operated in scene
mode currently selected. If you
change the scene mode, press
[MENU/SET] to display the
[SCENE MODE] menu and then
select the desired scene mode.
MENU
SET
[LANGUAGE]
Press [ ] to display the [SETUP] menu
and select this item. (P27)
Set the language on the menu screen from
the following languages. Set to the desired
language with / and store it with
[MENU/SET].
[ENGLISH] : English
[DEUTSCH] : German
[FRANÇAIS] : French
[ESPAÑOL] : Spanish
[ITALIANO] : Italian
[
]
: Chinese (Traditional)
[
]
: Japanese
• If you set a different language by mistake,
select [ ] from the menu icons to set the
desired language.
MENU
SET
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Basic
Taking Pictures
The camera automatically sets the shutter
speed and the aperture value according to
the brightness of the subject.
• Remove the lens cap.
1 Turn the camera on.
Select program AE mode [
When the
subject is not
focused
M
SCN
CUSTO
S
M
A
P
].
• When the ISO sensitivity is set to
[
], the shutter speed will not be
displayed. (P85)
• If [
] or [
] is used in AF mode,
the AF area does not appear until the
subject is brought into focus. (P90)
• The AF area displayed is bigger than
usual when using the digital zoom or
when taking pictures in dark places.
(P90)
• Refer to P33 for information about
Program shift.
OFF
ON
• The power indicator (green) lights.
When it blinks, the remaining battery
power is low. Insert a fully charged
battery.
2 Aim the AF area to the point
you want to focus on and then
press the shutter button halfway.
PROGRAM SHIFT
F2.8
1/25
• : Press the shutter button halfway to
focus.
• : Program shift
• The focus indication lights and then
the aperture value and the shutter
speed are displayed.
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When the
subject is
focused
Focus
indication
Blinks (green) On (green)
AF area
Turns white to Turns white to
red or no AF green
area
Sound
Beeps 4 times Beeps 2 times
3 Take a picture.
• : Press the shutter button fully to take
the picture.
• We recommend checking that the clock is
set properly before taking pictures. (P26)
• When you press the shutter button, the
screen may become bright or dark for a
moment. This function allows easy
adjustment of focus and the recorded
picture will not be affected.
• When a time is set for power save (P29),
the camera automatically turns off if you
do not operate it within the set time. To
operate the camera again, press the
shutter button halfway or turn the camera
off and on.
Basic
• To avoid picture noise, we recommend
decreasing the ISO sensitivity, and/or
setting [NOISE REDUCTION] in
[PICT.ADJ.] to [HIGH] or setting every
item except [NOISE REDUCTION] to
[LOW]. (P94).
(ISO sensitivity is set to [AUTO] when the
camera is shipped. Therefore, when
taking pictures indoors etc. the ISO
sensitivity increases.)
w Program shift
In program AE mode, you can change the
preset aperture value and shutter speed
without changing the exposure. This is
called program shift.
You can make the background more blurred
by decreasing the aperture value or record
a moving subject more dynamically by
slowing the shutter speed when taking a
picture in program AE mode.
• If the direct exposure compensation function
(P93) is activated, the way in which the dial
is operated changes. The explanation shows
the direct exposure compensation function
deactivated as an example.
• Press the shutter button halfway and then
rotate the rear dial to activate the Program
shift while the aperture value and the
shutter speed are displayed on the screen
(for about 10 seconds).
3
PROGRAM SHIFT
F2.8 1/60
3
PROGRAM SHIFT
F4.0 1/30
• The program shift indication appears
on the screen when program shift is
activated.
• Program shift is canceled if the camera is
turned off or the rear dial is rotated left
and right until the program shift indication
disappears.
w Example of program shift
1
2
3
4
1
1/2
1/4
1/8
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
2
2.8
(A)
4
5.6
8
11
1/15 1/30 1/60 1/125 1/250 1/500 1/1000 1/2000
(B)
(A): Aperture value
(B): Shutter speed
Program shift amount
Program shift line chart
Program shift limit
• If the exposure is not adequate when the
shutter button is pressed halfway, the
aperture value and shutter speed turns red.
• Program shift is canceled and the camera
returns to normal program AE mode if
more than 10 seconds pass after program
shift is activated. However, the program
shift setting is memorized.
• Depending on the brightness of the
subject, program shift may not be
activated.
• Program shift cannot be activated when
the ISO sensitivity is set to [
].
w Tips for taking good pictures
• Hold the camera gently with both hands,
keep your arms still at your side and stand
with your feet slightly apart.
• When taking pictures, make sure your
footing is stable and there is no danger of
colliding with another person, a ball etc.
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• Make sure the camera does not shake
when you press the shutter button.
• Do not cover the microphone or the AF assist
lamp with your fingers or other objects.
• Do not touch the front of the lens.
• If the LCD monitor screen is difficult to see
because of light from the sun etc. shining
on it, we recommend using your hand or
another object to block the light when
using the camera.
When recording with LCD Monitor
When recording with Viewfinder
subject because the people are outside the
AF area.
3
In this case,
1 Aim the AF area at the subject.
2 Press the shutter button halfway to fix
the focus and the exposure.
• The focus indication lights when the
subject is focused.
3 Press and hold the shutter button
halfway while moving the camera as you
compose the picture.
4 Press the shutter button fully.
• You can repeatedly retry AF/AE lock
before pressing the shutter button fully.
F2.8
: When holding the camera vertically
w Direction detection function
Pictures recorded with the camera held
vertically are played back vertically
(rotated). (Only when [ROTATE DISP.]
(P104) is set to [ON])
• Pictures may not be displayed vertically if
they were taken with the camera aimed up
or down.
• Pictures cannot be displayed vertically
when recording motion pictures or
creating flip animations.
w When you want to take a subject
outside the AF area (AF/AE Lock)
When recording a picture of people with a
composition like the following picture, you
will not be able to focus the camera on the
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1/25
F2.8
1/25
w Focusing
• The focus range is 30 cm (0.98 feet) to
c(Wide), 2 m (6.56 feet) to c (Tele). To
take pictures of subjects nearby, use
the AF Macro function. (P56)
• If the distance between the camera and the
subject is beyond the focus range of the
camera, the picture may not be properly
focused even if the focus indication lights.
• In the following cases, the camera will not
focus on subjects properly.
– When there are both near and distant
subjects in a scene.
– When there is dirt or dust on glass
between the lens and the subject.
– When there are illuminated or glittering
objects around the subject.
– When taking a picture in dark places.
– When the subject is moving fast.
– When the scene has low contrast.
– When jitter occurs.
– When recording a very bright subject.
We recommend taking pictures using
prefocus (P61) and [FOCUS/AE LOCK].
Basic
In dark places, the AF assist lamp (P91)
may turn on to focus on the subject.
• Even when the focus indication appears
and the subject is focused, it is canceled if
you release the shutter button. Press the
shutter button halfway again.
• Please do not rotate the zoom ring during
auto focus.
w Preventing jitter (camera shake)
• Be careful of jittering when pressing the
shutter button.
• If jitter could occur because of slow
shutter speed, the jitter alert appears.
PROGRAM SHIFT
F2.8
1/8
• When the jitter alert appears, we
recommend using a tripod. Also, be
careful how you hold the camera (P34).
Using the self-timer (P51) or the shutter
remote control (DMW-RSL1; optional)
(P120) prevents jittering caused by
pressing the shutter button when you are
using a tripod.
• Shutter speed will be slower particularly in
the following cases. Keep the camera still
from the moment the shutter button is
pressed until the picture appears on the
screen. We recommend using a tripod.
– Slow sync./Red-eye reduction (P47)
– [NIGHT PORTRAIT] (P66)
– [NIGHT SCENERY] (P66)
– [PARTY] (P67)
– [CANDLE LIGHT] (P68)
– [FIREWORKS] (P68)
– [STARRY SKY] (P68)
– When you set to a slow shutter speed
(P57, 58)
aperture value and the shutter speed turn
red. (They do not turn red when the flash
is activated.)
• The brightness of the screen may differ
from the brightness of the recorded
pictures especially when recording in low
light conditions.
• When most of the subjects on the screen
are bright (e.g. a blue sky on a clear day, a
snowy field etc.), the recorded pictures
may become dark. In this case,
compensate the exposure value on the
camera. (P52)
w Concerning the [FOCUS/AE LOCK]
button
• In situations where the subject is outside
the AF area or the subject contrast is too
strong to compensate the exposure, for
instance, this button makes it possible to
take pictures using the focus and
exposure that you fixed ahead of time.
3
PROGRAM SHIFT
F2.8
1/60
3
A
FOCUS/
AE LOCK
F2.8
1/60
: FOCUS/AE lock indication
• Refer to P92 for information about
[FOCUS/AE LOCK].
w Exposure
• If you press the shutter button halfway
when the exposure is not adequate, the
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Taking Pictures in
Auto Mode
This mode allows beginners to take pictures
easily. The settings for those functions which
are easy to make mistakes with are fixed at
the time of purchase allowing pictures to be
taken with fewer mistakes.
w Auto Mode Settings
In auto mode the following items are fixed
at the time of purchase to prevent mistakes
being made when using the camera.
[W.BALANCE]
[AUTO]
P83
[SENSITIVITY]
[
P85
[AUDIO REC.]
[OFF]
]
P89
[METERING MODE] [
]
P89
[AF MODE]
[
]
P90
[CONT.AF]
[OFF]
P91
[AF ASSIST LAMP] [ON]
P91
[PICT.ADJ.]
[STD.]
P94
[FLIP ANIM.]
Cannot be set P95
[EXT.FLASH]
Automatically P99
switches
between
PRESET/TTL
AUTO
• Select [AF] or [AF MACRO] with the focus
switch.
AF
AF
MACRO
MF
FOCUS
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w The Backlight Compensation
Backlight refers to when light comes from
the back of a subject.
In this case, the subject, such as a person,
will become dark.
If you press , the compensating backlight
ON indication [ ] appears and the
backlight compensation function is
activated. This function compensates the
backlight by brightening the whole of the
picture.
3
BACKLIGHT
3
BACKLIGHT
• If you press while [ ] is displayed,
[ ] disappears and the backlight
compensation function is canceled.
• We recommend using the flash when you
use the backlight compensation function.
(When using the flash, it is fixed to Forced
ON [
].)
• The flash setting is fixed to AUTO/Red-eye
reduction [
] when the backlight
compensation function is set to [OFF].
• Even if the focus switch is set to [AF], you
can take pictures approaching the subject
at a distance of up to 5 cm (0.16 feet) from
the lens by rotating the zoom ring upmost
to Wide the same as if [AF MACRO] was
selected.
• The settings for [ASPECT RATIO],
[PICT.SIZE], [QUALITY] and
[CONVERSION] in auto mode are
applied to other recording modes.
• You cannot use the following functions in
auto mode.
– [WB ADJUST.]
– Exposure compensation
– Auto bracket
– Flash Output Adjustment
– [D.ZOOM]
– [COL.EFFECT]
– [FOCUS/AE LOCK]
Basic
Taking Pictures with
the Zoom
Using the Optical Zoom
You can make people and subjects appear
closer with the 12M optical zoom and
landscapes can be recorded in wide angle.
(35 mm film camera equivalent: 35 mm to
420 mm)
w To make subjects appear closer use
Tele
• Depending on the zoom magnification, the
picture may have some colored fringes
around the subject. This is called
chromatic aberration and may be more
visible when recording distant subjects.
• If you use the zoom function after focusing
on the subject, focus on the subject again.
• The indicated zoom magnification is an
approximation.
• When you rotate the zoom ring, you
may hear some sound from the camera
or the camera may be shaken. This is
not a malfunction.
Using the Extended Optical Zoom
(EZ)
Rotate the zoom ring towards
the right.
• When the setting for picture size is
[
] (10M).
3
This camera has a 12M optical zoom.
However, if the picture size is not set to the
highest setting for each aspect ratio [
/
/
], a maximum of 21.4M optical
zoom can be achieved with no picture
quality deterioration.
12X
w To make subjects appear further away
use Wide
Rotate the zoom ring towards
the left.
• When the setting for picture size is
[
] (10M).
Picture size with the
extended optical zoom
not activated [example:
[
] (10M)]
Picture size with the
extended optical zoom
activated [example:
[
] (3M EZ)]
3
1X
• Depending on the zoom magnification, the
picture may have some distortion.
Distortion will be more visible when using
a wider area of the zoom lens as you
move closer to the subject.
w Extended optical zoom mechanism
When you set the picture size to [
]
(3M EZ) (3 million pixels), the 10M
(10 million pixels) CCD area is cropped to
the center 3M (3 million pixels) area,
allowing a picture with a higher zoom effect.
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w Picture size and maximum zoom
magnification
(n: Available, —: Not available)
Aspect
ratio
Picture size
Using the Digital Zoom
Further extending the zoom
Maximum
Extended
zoom
optical
magnification
zoom
(10M)
(8.5M)
12M
—
(7M)
(8M EZ)
(7M EZ)
13.4M
w Menu operation
(5.5M EZ)
1 Press [MENU/SET].
(5M EZ)
17.1M
(4.5M EZ)
n
(3M EZ)
(2M EZ)
21.4M
(2.5M EZ)
(2M EZ)
• Refer to P87 for aspect ratio settings and
P87 for picture size.
• “EZ” is an abbreviation of
“Extended optical Zoom”.
• You can further enhance the zoom
magnification with the extended optical
zoom without worrying about further
picture distortion.
• If you set a picture size that activates the
extended optical zoom, the extended
optical zoom icon [
] is displayed on the
screen when you use the zoom function.
• The indicated zoom magnification is an
approximation.
• The on-screen zoom indication may not
change consecutively if you rotate the zoom
ring near the Tele position when the extended
optical zoom is used. This is not a malfunction.
• In motion picture mode [
] and
[HIGH SENS.] in scene mode, the
extended optical zoom does not work.
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The digital zoom can be set to [2M] or [4M]
with [D.ZOOM] in the [REC] menu and a
maximum of 48M zoom can be achieved.
However, if a picture size that can use the
extended optical zoom (P87) is selected, a
maximum of 85.5M zoom can be achieved
with the 21.4M extended optical zoom and
the 4M digital zoom.
• When a scene mode is selected, press
in the [SCENE MODE] menu (P64),
press to select the [REC] menu icon
[
] and then press .
2 Press / to select [D.ZOOM]
and then press .
3 Press to select [2M] or [4M]
and then press [MENU/SET].
3/5
REC
AF ASSIST LAMP
ON
FOCUS/AE LOCK Focus/AE
DIRECT EX.COMP.
OFF
D.ZOOM
OFF
OFF
COL.EFFECT
2k
OFF
SELECT
SET
MENU
4k
MENU
SET
4 Press [MENU/SET] to close the
menu.
• You can also press the shutter
button halfway to close the menu.
Basic
w Entering the digital zoom range
In the [REC] menu (P82), setting [D.ZOOM]
to [2M] or [4M] allows you to magnify a
subject up to a maximum of 48 times.
(Except when using extended optical
zoom.)
W
T
W
W
– When the quality is set to [RAW] (P87)
– When [CONVERSION] on the [REC]
menu is set to [ ] (P97)
• The digital zoom does not work in the
following cases:
– In [HIGH SENS.] in scene mode.
– When the ISO sensitivity has been set to
[
].
Checking the
Recorded Picture
(Review)
T
T
Optical zoom
Digital zoom
w The digital zoom and extended optical
zoom can be used together.
Example: When the digital zoom is set to
[4M] and the picture size to [
] (3M EZ),
you can use the extended optical zoom at
the same time.
W
You can check the recorded pictures while
still in [REC] mode.
1 Press [REV].
REVIEW1X
T
When using the digital zoom [4M] and
the extended optical zoom
[3M EZ
(maximum 21.4 times )] together.
• When using the digital zoom, the AF area
on the center of the screen is displayed
and it is bigger than usual. (P90)
• In digital zoom, the larger the picture the
lower the picture quality.
• In the digital zoom range, the stabilizer
function may not be effective.
• When using the digital zoom, we
recommend using a tripod and the
self-timer (P51) for taking pictures.
• The indicated zoom magnification is an
approximation.
• The digital zoom is temporarily set to
[OFF] in the following cases.
– When taking pictures in auto mode
[
] (P36)
EXIT
4X
DELETE
• The last recorded picture appears for
about 10 seconds.
• Review is canceled when the shutter
button is pressed halfway or the [REV] is pressed again.
• You can check other pictures by
pressing /.
• When the recorded pictures are too
bright or too dim, compensate the
exposure. (P52)
2 Rotate the front dial to the right to
enlarge the picture.
• Rotate the front dial to the right for a 4M
magnification and then rotate it even
more for a 8M magnification. When you
rotate the front dial towards the left after
enlarging the picture, the magnification
becomes lower.
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3 Press ///to move the
position.
Playing Back Pictures
REVIEW4X
Press /to select the picture.
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8X
DELETE
• When you change the magnification or
the position to be displayed, the zoom
position indication appears for about
1 second so that you can check the
enlarged area.
w Deleting the recorded picture during
Review (Quick deletion)
1 Press [ ].
2 Press to select [YES].
3 Press [MENU/SET].
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/
: Play back the previous picture
/
: Play back the next picture
• The first recorded picture will be
displayed after the last recorded
picture.
• When [ROTATE DISP.] (P104) is set to
[ON], pictures recorded by holding the
camera vertically are played back
vertically.
DELETE SINGLE
DELETE THIS PICTURE?
YES
NO
SELECT
SET
MENU
MULTI/ALL
• Once deleted, pictures cannot be
recovered. Double-check pictures
before deleting them.
• Multiple pictures or all the pictures can
be deleted. For information about how
to delete pictures, refer to P41.
• When [ROTATE DISP.] is set to [ON],
pictures recorded holding the camera
vertically are played back vertically
(rotated). (P104)
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w Fast forwarding/Fast rewinding
Press and hold /during playback
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: Fast rewind
: Fast forward
• The file number and the picture
number only change one by one.
Release / when the number of the
desired picture appears to play back the
picture.
• If you press and hold /, the number
of files forwarded/rewound at one time
increases. The actual number of files
forwarded/rewound at one time depends
on the number of files recorded.
Basic
• In review playback in recording mode
and in multi playback (P78), the
pictures can only be forwarded or
rewound one by one.
Deleting Pictures
w To delete a single picture
• This camera is based on the DCF
standard “Design rule for Camera File
system” which was established by the
“JEITA (Japan Electronics and Information
Technology Industries Association)”.
• The file format that can be played back on
the camera is JPEG. (In some cases,
even JPEG pictures cannot be played
back.)
• The LCD monitor may not be able to
display the details of the recorded
pictures. You can use the playback zoom
(P80) to check the details of the pictures.
• If you play back pictures that have been
recorded with other equipment, the picture
quality may deteriorate. (The pictures are
displayed as [THUMBNAIL IS
DISPLAYED] on the screen.)
• If you change a folder name or file name
on your PC, the pictures may not play
back on the camera.
• If you play back a non-standard file, the
folder/file number is indicated by [—] and
the screen may turn black.
• Depending on the subject, an interference
fringe may appear on the screen. This is
called moire. This is not a malfunction.
1 Select the picture with /.
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/
/
: Play back the previous picture
: Play back the next picture
2 Press [
].
3 Press to select [YES] and then
press [MENU/SET].
DELETE SINGLE
DELETE THIS PICTURE?
YES
NO
SELECT
SET
MENU
MULTI/ALL
MENU
SET
• While the picture is being deleted, [
appears on the screen.
]
w To delete [MULTI DELETE]/
[ALL DELETE]
1 Press [
] twice.
2 Press / to select
[MULTI DELETE] or
[ALL DELETE] and then press
[MENU/SET].
MULTI/ALL DELETE
MULTI DELETE
ALL DELETE
SELECT
SET
MENU
CANCEL
MENU
SET
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• If you select [MULTI DELETE], perform
steps 3 onwards.
• If you select [ALL DELETE], perform
steps 5 onwards.
• When [FAVORITE] (P103) is set to
[ON], [ALL DELETE EXCEPT ]
appears. If you select [ALL DELETE
EXCEPT ], perform steps 5 onwards.
(However, if none of the pictures have
[ ] displayed, you cannot select [ALL
DELETE EXCEPT ] even if
[FAVORITE] is set to [ON].)
3 Press / to select the picture
and then press to set.
(Only when selecting [MULTI DELETE])
MULTI DELETE
7
8
10
11
SELECT
MARK/UNMARK
9
12
DELETE
EXIT
MENU
• Repeat the above procedure.
• [ ] appears on the selected pictures. If
is pressed again, the setting is
canceled.
• The icon [
] blinks red if the selected
picture is protected and cannot be
deleted. Cancel the protect setting and
then delete the picture. (P107)
4 Press [
].
5 Press to select [YES] and then
press [MENU/SET] to set.
(Screen when selecting
[MULTI DELETE])
MULTI DELETE
DELETE THE PICTURES
YOU MARKED?
YES
NO
SELECT
SET
MENU
MENU
SET
SET
• [DELETE ALL IMAGES IN THE
MEMORY CARD?] is displayed when
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using [ALL DELETE] and [DELETE ALL
EXCEPT ?] is displayed when using
[ALL DELETE EXCEPT ].
• If you press [MENU/SET] while deleting
pictures using [ALL DELETE] or [ALL
DELETE EXCEPT ], the deleting will
stop halfway.
• Once deleted, pictures cannot be
recovered. Double-check pictures
before deleting them.
• Do not turn off the camera while deleting.
• When deleting pictures, use a battery with
sufficient battery power (P16) or the AC
adaptor (DMW-AC7; optional).
• It is possible to delete up to 50 pictures at
one time using [MULTI DELETE].
• The greater the number of pictures the
longer it takes to delete them.
• If there are pictures that are protected
[
] (P107), do not conform to the DCF
standard (P41) or are in a card with the
Write-Protect switch slid to the [LOCK]
side (P20), they are not deleted even if
[ALL DELETE] or [ALL DELETE
EXCEPT ] is selected.
Advanced
Advanced
About the LCD
Monitor/Viewfinder
In recording mode
3
3
Changing the information
displayed
BACKLIGHT
1
EVF/LCD
2
3
DISPLAY
4
Switching the LCD monitor/Viewfinder
Press the [EVF/LCD] button to switch the
monitor screen.
LCD monitor (LCD)
Viewfinder (EVF)
• When the LCD monitor turns on, the
Viewfinder turns off (and vice versa).
Selecting the screen to be used
Press the [DISPLAY] button to change the
display.
• When the menu screen appears, the
[DISPLAY] button is not activated.
In playback zoom (P80), while playing
back motion pictures (P81) and during a
slide show (P102), you can only select
“Normal display ” or “No display ”.
Normal display
Display with histogram
Out-of-frame display
Recording guide line
No display
_1 Displayed only in auto mode
_2 Histogram
_3 When the number of pictures remaining
is more than 1000 or the time
remaining in motion picture mode is
more than 1000 seconds, [
] is
displayed.
_4 The display information will differ
depending on what has been set using
the [GUIDE LINE] (P28) on the
[SETUP] menu. (P45)
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In playback mode
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1ST DAY
9 months 10 days
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5
6
5
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ISO100
AUTO
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Normal display
Display with recording information and
histogram
No display
_5 Displayed if [BIRTHDAY SET.] and
[WITH AGE] were set in [BABY1]/
[BABY2] (P69) in scene mode before
taking pictures.
_6 The number of days that have passed
since the travel date are displayed if
[TRAVEL DATE] (P71) is set.
• In [NIGHT PORTRAIT] (P66),
[NIGHT SCENERY] (P66), [FIREWORKS]
(P68) and [STARRY SKY] (P68) in scene
mode, the guide lines is grey.
w Out-of-frame display
You can therefore concentrate on the
subject when taking pictures without being
obstructed by information displayed on the
screen.
w Diopter adjustment
Adjust the diopter to suit your vision so that
you can see the Viewfinder clearly.
• Close the LCD monitor and press the
[EVF/LCD] button to display the
viewfinder.
Look at the display on the Viewfinder
and rotate the diopter adjustment dial to
where the screen is clearest.
w Monitor priority
When [PLAY ON LCD] is set to [ON] on the
[SETUP] menu (P29), the LCD monitor is
turned on in the following cases.
You can save the time it would take to
switch the display to the LCD monitor even
when using the Viewfinder to record.
• When switching from recording mode to
playback mode.
• When reviewing pictures. (P39)
• When turning the camera on in playback
mode.
w Highlight feature
If [HIGHLIGHT] is set to [ON] in the
[SETUP] menu (P30) and then the auto
review or review function is activated after
recording, you can check for any white
saturated areas (extremely bright or
glistening parts) on the picture. White
saturated areas appear blinking in black.
• If you want to prevent white saturation,
refer to the histogram and compensate
the exposure towards minus before taking
a picture.
Highlight feature OFF
REVIEW1X
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REVIEW1X
EXIT
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4X
Highlight feature ON
4X
DELETE
Advanced
• There may be white saturated areas if the
distance to the subject is too close when
taking pictures with the flash. White
saturated areas appear blinking in black.
REVIEW1X
EXIT
4X
w Recording Guide Line
When you align the subject on the
horizontal and vertical guide lines or the
cross point of these lines, you can take
pictures with well-designed composition by
viewing the size, the slope and the balance
of the subject.
DELETE
w Brighten the LCD monitor for use
outdoors. (Power LCD)
Press and hold the [DISPLAY] button for
more than 1 second to activate the power
LCD function. The LCD monitor becomes
brighter than normal and it becomes easier
to use outdoors.
P
3
[
[
]: This is used when dividing the
entire screen into 3M3 for taking
pictures with a well-balanced
composition.
]: This is used when you want to
position the subject at the exact
center of the screen.
ON : PRESS DISPLAY FOR 1SEC.
P
3
: Power LCD indication
• While taking a picture, the LCD monitor
automatically returns to the normal
brightness if nothing is pressed for 30
seconds. Press any button to make the
LCD monitor bright again.
• If you press and hold the [DISPLAY]
button for 1 second again, the power LCD
function is deactivated and the LCD
monitor returns to the normal brightness.
• The brightness and the colors of the
pictures displayed on the LCD monitor are
adjusted when the power LCD function is
activated. Therefore, some subjects may
look different on the LCD monitor. However
this does not affect the actual recording.
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Advanced
w Histogram
• A histogram is a graph that displays
brightness along the horizontal axis (black
to white) and the number of pixels at each
brightness level on the vertical axis.
• It allows you to easily check a picture’s
exposure.
• It is very useful if manual adjustments of
the lens aperture and shutter speed are
available, especially in those situations
where automatic exposure may be difficult
due to uneven lighting. Using the
histogram feature allows you to get the
maximum performance from your camera.
When the values are concentrated on
the left, the picture is under exposed.
When the values are distributed evenly,
the exposure is proper and the
brightness is well-balanced.
When the values are concentrated on
the right, the picture is over exposed.
Example of histogram
100 _ 0001
1/3
F2.8 1/125
ISO100
AUTO
10:00 DEC. 1.2006
100 _ 0001
1/3
F2.8 1/60
ISO100
AUTO
10:00 DEC. 1.2006
100 _ 0001
1/3
F2.8 1/30
ISO100
10:00 DEC. 1.2006
Under Exposed
Properly Exposed
Over Exposed
_Histogram
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AUTO
• When the recorded picture and the
histogram do not match each other
under the following conditions, the
histogram is displayed in orange.
– When the manual exposure assistance
is other than [P0EV] during exposure
compensation or in the manual
exposure mode
– When the flash is activated
– In [FIREWORKS] (P68) or
[STARRY SKY] (P68) in scene mode
– When the flash is closed
When the brightness of the screen is
not correctly displayed in dark places
When the exposure is not
adequately adjusted
• The histogram is an approximation in
recording mode.
• The histogram of a picture may not match
in recording mode and playback mode.
• The histogram displayed in this camera
does not match histograms displayed by
picture editing software used in PCs etc.
• Check for any white saturated areas with
the highlight display when the auto review
or review function is activated. (P44)
• The histogram does not appear in motion
picture mode [
] and during multi
playback, playback zoom and calendar
playback.
Advanced
Taking Pictures using
the Built-in Flash
: AUTO/Red-eye reduction_1
The flash is automatically activated when
the recording conditions make it necessary.
It is activated once before the actual
recording to reduce the red-eye
phenomenon (eyes of the subject
appearing red in the picture) and then
activated again for the actual recording.
• Use this when you take pictures of
people in low lighting conditions.
OPEN
To open the flash
Slide the [ OPEN] lever.
To close the flash
Press the flash until it clicks.
• Be sure to close the flash when not in use.
• The flash setting is fixed to Forced OFF
[
] while the flash is closed.
w Switching to the appropriate flash
setting
Set the flash to match the recording.
1 Press [ ].
2 Press / to select a mode.
FLASH
AUTO
AUTO/RED-EYE
FORCED FLASH ON
SLOW SYNC./RED-EYE
SELECT
: AUTO
The flash is automatically activated when
the recording conditions make it necessary.
SET
MENU
• You can also press [ ] to select.
• For information about flash settings that
can be selected, refer to “Available flash
settings by recording mode”. (P48)
3 Press [MENU/SET].
• You can also press the shutter
button halfway to finish.
• The menu screen disappears after
about 5 seconds. At this time, the
selected item is automatically set.
: Forced ON
The flash is activated every time regardless
of the recording conditions.
• Use this when your subject is back-lit
or under fluorescent light.
: Forced ON/Red-eye reduction_1
• The flash setting is set to Forced ON/
Red-eye reduction only when you set
[PARTY] (P67) or [CANDLE LIGHT]
(P68) in scene mode.
: Slow sync./Red-eye reduction_1
If you take a picture with a dark background
landscape, this feature will slow the shutter
speed when the flash is activated so that
the dark background landscape will
become bright. Simultaneously it reduces
the red-eye phenomenon.
• Use this when you take pictures of
people in front of a dark background.
: Forced OFF
The flash is not activated in any recording
conditions.
• Use this when you take pictures in
places where the use of the flash is not
permitted.
_1 The flash is activated twice. The
subject should not move until the
second flash is activated.
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Advanced
w Available flash settings by recording
mode
The available flash settings depend on the
recording mode.
(n: Available, —: Not available)
w The available flash range to take
pictures
The available flash range to take pictures
depends on the ISO sensitivity selected.
ISO sensitivity
[AUTO]
Available flash range
Wide
30 cm (0.98 feet) to
7.4 m (24.28 feet)
Tele
30 cm (0.98 feet) to
5.6 m (18.37 feet)
[
]
Wide
30 cm (0.98 feet) to
7.4 m (24.28 feet)
Tele
30 cm (0.98 feet) to
5.6 m (18.37 feet)
[ISO100]
Wide
30 cm (0.98 feet) to
3.7 m (12.14 feet)
Tele
30 cm (0.98 feet) to
2.8 m (9.19 feet)
[ISO200]
Wide
40 cm (1.31 feet) to
5.2 m (17.06 feet)
Tele
1
40 cm (1.31 feet) to
3.9 m (12.80 feet)
2
[ISO400]
Wide
60 cm (1.97 feet) to
7.4 m (24.28 feet)
• The flash setting may change if the
recording mode is changed. Set the flash
setting again if necessary.
_2 The setting is not available when the
back light compensation function is
activated.
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Tele
60 cm (1.97 feet) to
5.6 m (18.37 feet)
Advanced
[ISO800]
Wide
80 cm (2.62 feet) to
7.4 m (24.28 feet)
Tele
60 cm (1.97 feet) to
5.6 m (18.37 feet)
[ISO1600]
Wide
1.15 m (3.77 feet) to
7.4 m (24.28 feet)
Tele
90 cm (2.95 feet) to
5.6 m (18.37 feet)
• The available flash range is an
approximation.
• Refer to P85 for the ISO sensitivity.
• Refer to P34 for the focus range.
• If ISO sensitivity is set to [AUTO] or
[
] when using the flash, it will be
automatically increased to a maximum of
[ISO400].
• To avoid picture noises, we recommend
reducing the ISO sensitivity, setting
[NOISE REDUCTION] in [PICT.ADJ.] to
[HIGH] or setting the items except
[NOISE REDUCTION] to [LOW] to take
pictures. (P94)
• In motion picture mode [
] and
[SCENERY] (P65), [NIGHT SCENERY]
(P66), [FIREWORKS] (P68),
[STARRY SKY] (P68) or [HIGH SENS.]
(P70) in scene mode, the flash setting is
fixed to Forced OFF [
] even if the flash
is opened.
w Shutter speed for each flash setting
Flash setting
: AUTO
Shutter speed
(Sec.)
1/30 to 1/2000
: AUTO/
Red-eye reduction
1/30 to 1/2000
: Forced ON
: Forced ON/
Red-eye reduction
1/30 to 1/2000
: Slow sync./
Red-eye reduction
1 to 1/2000
: Forced OFF
1 to 1/2000
(In program AE
mode)
• Refer to P59 for the Aperture-priority AE,
Shutter-priority AE or Manual exposure
mode.
• There may be differences in the above
shutter speeds in scene mode.
– [NIGHT SCENERY] (P66):
8 seconds to 1/2000th of a second
– [FIREWORKS] (P68):
1/4th of a second, 2 seconds
– [STARRY SKY] (P68):
15 seconds, 30 seconds, 60 seconds
w Adjusting flash output
Adjust the flash output when the subject is
small or reflection ratio is extremely high or
low.
1 Press (
) several times until
[FLASH] appears and then press
/ to set the flash output.
FLASH
SELECT
EXIT
MENU
• Select [0] to return to the original flash
output.
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Advanced
2 Press [MENU/SET] to finish.
• You can adjust from [L2 EV] to [K2 EV]
in steps of [1/3 EV].
• When the flash output is adjusted, the
flash output value appears on the upper
left of the screen.
• The flash output setting is memorized
even if the camera is turned off.
• The flash output cannot be adjusted in
the following cases:
– In the auto mode [
]
– In the motion picture mode [
]
– In [SCENERY], [NIGHT SCENERY],
[FIREWORKS], [STARRY SKY] or
[HIGH SENS.] in scene mode
• When [DIREC. EX. COMP.] (P93) in the
[REC] mode menu is set to [ON], the
flash output can be adjusted directly
using the front dial or rear dial.
• Do not look directly at the flash at
close range when it is activated.
• Do not bring the flash too close to
objects or close the flash while it is
activated. The objects may be
discolored by its heat or lighting.
• Do not cover the photo flash with your
fingers or other objects.
• If you press the shutter button halfway
when the flash is activated, the flash icon
turns red.
• When the jitter alert appears, we
recommend using a tripod.
• When you take a picture beyond the
available flash range, the exposure may
not be adjusted properly and the picture
may become bright or dark.
• When taking a picture with the flash, the
white balance is automatically adjusted
(except for [
], [
]). However, the
white balance may not be properly
adjusted if the flash level is insufficient.
(P83)
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• When the shutter speed is fast, the flash
effect may not be sufficient.
• If you repeat taking a picture, it may not
actually be taken even if the flash is
activated. Take a picture after the access
indication disappears.
• When the flash is being charged, the flash
icon blinks red, and you cannot take a
picture even when you press the shutter
button fully.
• When taking a picture with the flash,
we recommend removing the lens
hood. In some cases it may not allow
the scene to be illuminated properly.
• Do not close the flash soon after the flash
is activated prior to taking pictures due to
AUTO/Red-eye reduction etc. It causes a
malfunction.
• The red-eye reduction effect differs
between people. Also, if the subject was
far away from the camera or was not
looking at the first flash, the effect may not
be evident.
• When using a conversion lens (optional)
or a close up lens (optional), the built-in
flash setting is fixed to Forced OFF [
].
• When you set burst mode or auto bracket,
only 1 picture is recorded for every flash
activated.
• When you attach an external flash, it takes
priority over the built-in flash. Refer to P99
for the external flash.
• When the dedicated flash (DMW-FL500 or
DMW-FL360; optional) is used, the flash
output can be adjusted and the flash
settings by picture-taking mode can be
used.
Advanced
Taking Pictures with
the Self-timer
1 Press [
].
2 Press / to select a mode.
SELFTIMER
OFF
10SEC.
2SEC.
SELECT
SET
MENU
• You can also press [
] to select.
3 Press [MENU/SET].
• You can also press the shutter
button halfway to finish.
• The menu screen disappears after
about 5 seconds. At this time, the
selected item is automatically set.
4 Press the shutter button halfway
to focus and then press it fully to
take the picture.
• If you press [MENU/SET] while the
self-timer is set, the self-timer setting is
canceled.
• When using a tripod etc., setting the
self-timer to 2 seconds is a convenient
way to avoid the jitter caused by pressing
the shutter button.
• When you press the shutter button once
fully, the subject is automatically focused
just before recording. In dark places, the
self-timer indicator will blink and then may
turn on brightly operating as an AF assist
lamp (P91) to allow the camera to focus
on the subject.
• When you set the self-timer in burst mode,
the camera starts taking a picture 2 or
10 seconds after the shutter button is
pressed. The number of pictures taken at
one time is fixed to 3.
• We recommend using a tripod when
recording with the self-timer. (When you
use a tripod, make sure the tripod is stable
when the camera is attached to it.)
3
CANCEL
MENU
• : Press the shutter button halfway to
focus.
• : Press the shutter button fully to take
the picture.
• The self-timer
indicator blinks and
the shutter is activated
after 10 seconds (or
2 seconds).
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Advanced
Compensating the
Exposure
1 Press [ ] until [EXPOSURE]
appears, compensate the
exposure with /.
EXPOSURE
Use this function when you cannot achieve
appropriate exposure due to the difference
in brightness between the subject and the
background. Look at the following
examples.
Under exposed
SELECT
EXIT
MENU
• You can compensate from [L2 EV] to
[K2 EV] in steps of [1/3 EV].
• Select [0 EV] to return to the original
exposure.
2 Press [MENU/SET] to finish.
Compensate the exposure towards
positive.
Properly exposed
Over exposed
Compensate the exposure towards
negative.
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• You can also press the shutter
button halfway to finish.
• EV is an abbreviation of “Exposure Value”.
It refers to the amount of light given to the
CCD by the aperture value and the shutter
speed.
• The exposure compensation value
appears on the lower left of the screen.
• The set exposure value is memorized
even if the camera is turned off.
• The compensation range of the exposure
will be limited depending on the
brightness of the subject.
• Exposure cannot be compensated when
using [STARRY SKY] in scene mode.
• When [DIREC. EX. COMP.] (P93) in the
[REC] mode menu is set to [ON], the
exposure can be compensated directly
using the front dial or rear dial.
Advanced
Taking Pictures using
Auto Bracket
In this mode, 3 pictures are automatically
recorded in the selected exposure
compensation range each time the shutter
button is pressed. You can select the
picture with the desired exposure from the
3 pictures with different exposures.
1 Press [ ] several times until
[AUTO BRACKET] appears, set
the compensation range of the
exposure with /.
AUTO BRACKET
SELECT
EXIT
MENU
• You can select [0] (OFF), [F1/3 EV],
[F2/3 EV] or [F1 EV].
• When you do not use auto bracket,
select [0] (OFF).
2 Press [MENU/SET] to finish.
• You can also press the shutter
button halfway to finish.
• When setting auto bracket and burst mode
simultaneously, auto bracket will be
performed.
• When auto bracket is set, the auto review
function is activated regardless of the auto
review setting. (The picture is not
enlarged.) You cannot set the auto review
function in the [SETUP] menu.
• When auto bracket is activated,
[AUDIO REC.] cannot be used.
• The exposure may not be compensated
with auto bracket depending on the
brightness of the subject.
• When setting the quality to [RAW], you
cannot take pictures with the auto bracket.
• In shutter-priority AE and manual
exposure, if the shutter speed is set to
more than 1 second auto bracket is
disabled.
• When the flash is activated or the number
of recordable pictures is 2 or less, you can
take only 1 picture.
• In auto mode [
] or if [STARRY SKY] in
scene mode is selected, you cannot take
pictures by setting auto bracket.
• When the ISO sensitivity is set to [
],
the auto bracket cannot be used.
• When [DIREC. EX. COMP.] (P93) in the
[REC] mode menu is set to [ON], the
compensation range of the exposure can
be set directly using the front dial or rear
dial.
• When setting auto bracket, the auto
bracket icon [
] appears on the lower
left of the screen.
• When taking pictures using auto bracket
after setting the exposure compensation
range, the pictures taken are based on the
selected exposure compensation range.
When the exposure is compensated, the
exposure compensation value appears on
the lower left of the screen.
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Advanced
Optical Image
Stabilizer
While the demonstration is displayed, you
cannot take pictures.
While the demonstration is displayed, set
the optical zoom to Wide (1M).
This mode detects jitter and compensates
for it.
1 Press and hold the optical image
stabilizer button until
[STABILIZER] appears.
2 Press / to select the
stabilizer function mode and then
press [MENU/SET].
STABILIZER
OFF
MODE1
MODE2
SELECT
SET
MENU
DEMO.
MENU
SET
[MODE1] The stabilizer operates
(
) continuously and can assist
during photo composition.
[MODE2] The jitter is compensated for
(
) when the shutter button is
pressed. There is a greater
stabilizing effect.
[OFF]
(
)
When you want to take a
picture with jitter.
w Demonstration of the optical image
stabilizer (Demonstration Mode)
Press to display the demonstration. After
the demonstration ends, the screen returns
to the stabilizer function mode selection
menu. Press again if you want to exit the
demonstration before it ends.
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• The stabilizer function may not be
effective in the following cases.
– When there is a lot of jitter.
– When the zoom magnification is high.
– In digital zoom range.
– When taking pictures while following a
moving subject.
– When the shutter speed becomes
slower to take pictures indoors or in dark
places.
Be careful of camera jitter when you press
the shutter button.
• The setting is fixed to [OFF] in
[STARRY SKY] (P68) in scene mode. The
stabilizer function mode selection menu
does not appear.
• In motion picture mode [
] or
[PANNING] in scene mode, [MODE2]
cannot be set.
Advanced
Taking Pictures using
Burst Mode
1 Press and hold the burst mode
button.
2 Press / to select a mode.
BURST SHOOTING
OFF
HIGH SPEED
LOW SPEED
UNLIMITED
SELECT
SET
MENU
• You can also press the burst mode
button to select.
3 Press [MENU/SET].
• You can also press the shutter
button halfway to finish.
• The menu screen disappears after
about 5 seconds. At this time, the
selected item is automatically set.
4 Take a picture.
• Hold down the shutter button fully to
activate the burst mode.
w Number of pictures recorded in burst
mode
Burst speed
(pictures/
second)
2_
1_
approx. 1
Number of recordable
pictures (pictures)
max. 3
max. 5
Depends on the
remaining capacity of the
card.
_ The burst speed is constant regardless
of the transfer speed of the card.
• The number of pictures indicated is when
the shutter speed is faster than 1/60 and
the flash is not activated.
• The burst speed (pictures/second) may
become slower in dark places etc.
depending on the recording environment.
• When the burst mode setting is set to
Unlimited
– You can take pictures until the capacity
of the card is full.
– The burst speed will become slower halfway.
The burst speed of a MultiMediaCard
becomes even slower than that of an SD
Memory Card or SDHC Memory Card.
However, the exact timing of this
depends on the number of recordable
pictures and the card.
• The focus is fixed when the first picture is taken.
• When the self-timer is used, the number
of recordable pictures in burst mode is
fixed to 3.
• Burst mode is not canceled when the
camera is switched off.
• When auto bracket and burst mode are
set simultaneously, auto bracket will be
performed.
• The exposure and the white balance vary
depending on the burst mode setting.
When burst mode is set to [
], they are
fixed to the values set for the first picture.
When the burst speed is set to [
] or
[
], they are adjusted each time you
take a picture.
• When burst mode is set, the auto review
function is activated regardless of the auto
review setting. (The picture is not
enlarged.) You cannot set the auto review
function in the [SETUP] menu.
• When burst mode is activated,
[AUDIO REC.] cannot be used.
• When the flash is activated, you can take
only 1 picture.
• You cannot take pictures in burst mode
when the quality is set to [RAW] or
[STARRY SKY] in scene mode is selected.
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Advanced
Taking Close-up
Pictures
This mode allows you to take close-up
pictures of the subject, e.g. When taking
pictures of flowers.
You can take pictures approaching the
subject at a distance up to 5 cm (0.16 feet)
from the lens by rotating the zoom ring
upmost to Wide (1M).
1 Set the focus switch to
[AF MACRO].
AF
AF
MACRO
MF
FOCUS
w Focus range
2 m (6.56 feet)
T
30 cm (0.98 feet)
W
2 m (6.56 feet)
[AF MACRO] T
5 cm (0.16 feet)
W
• We recommend using a tripod and the
self-timer (P51) with AF macro.
• When a subject is close to the camera, the
effective focus range (depth of field) is
significantly narrowed. Therefore, if the
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distance between the camera and the
subject is changed after focusing on the
subject, it may become difficult to focus on
it again.
• If the distance between the camera and
the subject is beyond the focus range of
the camera, the picture may not be
properly focused even if the focus
indication lights.
• AF Macro gives priority to a subject close
to the camera. Therefore, if the distance
between the camera and the subject is
more than 1 m (3.3 feet) it takes longer to
focus on it with [AF MACRO] than [AF].
• The available flash range is about 30 cm
(0.98 feet) to 7.4 m (24.28 feet) (Wide).
(When the ISO sensitivity is set to [AUTO].)
• We recommend setting the flash to
Forced OFF [
] when you take pictures
at close range.
• When you take pictures at close range,
the resolution of the periphery of the
picture may decrease slightly. This is not a
malfunction.
Advanced
Aperture-priority AE
Set the aperture value to a higher number
when you want a sharp focus background.
Set the aperture value to a lower number
when you want a soft focus background.
sensitivity is automatically set to [ISO100]
when you switch from [AUTO] to
Aperture-priority AE or Shutter-priority
AE.)
• The aperture value and the shutter speed
displayed on the screen turn red when the
exposure is not adequate.
Shutter-priority AE
1 Rotate the front dial to the left or
right to set the aperture value.
ISO100
3
When you want to take a sharp picture of a
fast moving subject, set with a faster
shutter speed. When you want to create a
trail effect, set to a slower shutter speed.
1 Rotate the rear dial to the left or
right to set the shutter speed.
F2.8
2 Take a picture.
ISO100
3
1/30
F3.2
1/30
• If the direct exposure compensation
function (P93) is activated, the way in
which the dial is operated changes. The
explanation here shows the direct
exposure compensation function
deactivated as an example.
• Refer to P59 for the available aperture
values and the shutter speed.
• Set the aperture value to a higher number
when the subject is too bright. Set the
aperture value to a lower number when
the subject is too dim.
• The brightness of the screen and the
recorded pictures may differ. Check the
pictures using the review function or
playback mode.
• The ISO sensitivity cannot be set to
[AUTO] or [
]. (P85) (The ISO
2 Take a picture.
F3.2
1/40
• If the direct exposure compensation function
(P93) is activated, the way in which the dial
is operated changes. The explanation here
shows the direct exposure compensation
function deactivated as an example.
• Refer to P59 for the available aperture
values and the shutter speed.
• The brightness of the screen may differ
from the brightness of the actual pictures.
Check the pictures using the review
function or playback mode.
• You cannot set the following items in
Shutter-priority AE.
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Advanced
– Slow sync./Red-eye reduction [
] (P47)
– [AUTO] or [
] in ISO sensitivity
(P85) (The ISO sensitivity is
automatically set to [ISO100] when you
switch from [AUTO] to Aperture-priority
AE or Shutter-priority AE.)
• The aperture value and the shutter speed
turn red when the exposure is not
adequate.
• We recommend using a tripod when the
shutter speed is slow.
• Set the aperture value and the shutter
speed again when the exposure is not
adequate.
3 Take a picture.
F5.6
Manual exposure
1/125
w Manual Exposure Assistance
The exposure is
adequate.
Determine the exposure by manually
setting the aperture value and the shutter
speed.
1 Rotate the front or rear dial to the
left or right to set the aperture
value or the shutter speed.
ISO100
3
F2.8
1/30
Set the aperture value.
Set the shutter speed.
2 Press the shutter button halfway.
F4.0
1/125
• The manual exposure assistance appears for about 10 seconds to
indicate the exposure.
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Set to faster shutter
speed or larger aperture
value.
Set to slower shutter
speed or smaller
aperture value.
• The manual exposure assistance is an
approximation. We recommend checking
the pictures after taking them using the
review function.
• Refer to P59 for the available aperture
values and the shutter speed.
• You cannot set the following items in
manual exposure.
– Slow sync./Red-eye reduction [
]
(P47)
– [AUTO] or [
] in ISO sensitivity
(P85) (The ISO sensitivity is
automatically set to [ISO100] when you
switch from [AUTO] or [
] to Manual
exposure.)
– Exposure compensation (P52)
• The brightness of the screen may differ
from the brightness of the actual pictures.
Check the pictures using the review
function or playback mode.
• If the exposure is not adequate, the
aperture value and the shutter speed turn
red when the shutter button is pressed
halfway.
Advanced
Aperture Value and
Shutter Speed
Aperture-priority AE
Available Aperture
Value
(Per 1/3 EV)
F8.0 to F11.0
Available Shutter
Speed (Sec)
(Per 1/3 EV)
F2.8 to F3.6
60 to 1/1000
F4.0 to F5.0
60 to 1/1300
F5.6 to F7.1
60 to 1/1600
8 to 1/2000
F8.0 to F11.0
60 to 1/2000
F6.3
F5.6
8 to 1/1600
F5.0
F4.5
F4.0
8 to 1/1300
F3.6
F3.2
F2.8
8 to 1/1000
Shutter-priority AE
8
Available Aperture
Value
(Per 1/3 EV)
Shutter Speed
(Sec)
F7.1
Available Shutter
Speed (Sec)
(Per 1/3 EV)
Manual exposure
Aperture Value
• The aperture values given in the table
above are values when the zoom ring is
rotated to Wide.
• Depending on the zoom magnification,
some of the shutter speeds and aperture
values cannot be selected.
6
5
4
3.2
2.5
2
1.6
1.3
1
1/1.3
1/1.6
1/2
1/2.5
1/3.2
1/4
1/5
1/6
1/8
1/10
1/13
1/15
1/20
1/25
1/30
1/40
1/50
1/60
1/80
1/100
1/125
1/160
1/200
1/250
1/320
1/400
1/500
1/640
1/800
1/1000
F2.8 to F11.0
1/1300
F4.0 to F11.0
1/1600
F5.6 to F11.0
1/2000
F8.0 to F11.0
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Taking Pictures with
Manual Focus
w MF ASSIST
When you rotate the focus ring while
setting [MF ASSIST] to [MF1] or [MF2], the
MF assistance is activated and the screen
is enlarged. It allows you to focus on the
subject more easily.
Use this function when you want to fix the
focus or when the distance between the
lens and the subject is determined and you
do not want to activate auto focus.
1 Press [MENU/SET] and then
press .
1 Slide the focus switch to [MF].
1/5
REC
W.BALANCE
AUTO
MENU
SET
WB ADJUST.
SENSITIVITY
ASPECT RATIO
AUTO
PICT.SIZE
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MENU
EXIT
SELECT
2 Press to select the [SETUP]
menu icon [ ] and then press .
AF
AF
MACRO
1/5
SETUP
MF
FOCUS
CLOCK SET
WORLD TIME
CUST.SET MEM.
n0
MONITOR
2 Rotate the focus ring to focus
on the subject.
GUIDE LINE
EXIT
SELECT
MENU
3 Press / to select [MF ASSIST]
and then press.
2/5
SETUP
TRAVEL DATE
OFF
AUTO REVIEW
1SEC.
PLAY ON LCD
OFF
POWER SAVE
5MIN.
MF ASSIST
: MF assistance
• The MF assistance appears on the
center of the screen.
• When you stop rotating the focus ring,
the MF assistance disappears about
2 seconds after.
• You can also set [MF ASSIST] to [OFF]
on the [SETUP] menu.
3 Take a picture.
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4 Press / to select [MF1] or
[MF2] and then press
[MENU/SET].
2/5
SETUP
TRAVEL DATE
OFF
AUTO REVIEW
1SEC.
PLAY ON LCD
OFF
POWER SAVE
OFF
5MIN.
MF ASSIST
MF1
MF1
MF2
SELECT
60
MF1
EXIT
SELECT
SET
MENU
MENU
SET
Advanced
• [MF1]: The center of the screen is
enlarged. You can adjust the focus
while determining the composition
of the whole of the screen.
• [MF2]: The whole of the screen is
enlarged. This is convenient when
adjusting the focus in Wide.
• [OFF]: The screen is not enlarged.
5 Press [MENU/SET] to close the
menu.
• You can also close the menu by
pressing the shutter button halfway.
w Technique for Manual focus
w Prefocus
This is a technique for focusing in advance
on the point the pictures will be taken when
it is difficult to focus on the subject with
auto focus due to its quick motion. [e.g.
[PANNING] (P66) in scene mode]
This function is suitable when the distance
between the camera and the subject is
certain.
w Focus lock
You can fix the focus if you press
[FOCUS/AE LOCK] after focusing at the
position where you want to record the
subject. This is useful since the subject will
not go out of focus even if you rotate the
focus ring.
3
A
FOCUS/
AE LOCK
F2.8
1/60
: FOCUS/AE lock indication
Rotate the focus ring slowly.
Rotate it little more.
Finely focus on the subject with rotating
the focus ring reversely.
w Changing the zoom area
The magnified area can be changed while
the screen is expanded using MF Assist.
This is convenient when you want to
change the focus position to take pictures.
w One shot AF
You can focus on the subject with auto
focus by selecting [MF] with the focus
switch and then press the [FOCUS] button.
This is convenient for prefocus.
AF
AF
MACRO
MF
FOCUS
1 Rotate the Focus ring.
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2 Press /// to change the
expanded area.
• The expansion is canceled after
approximately 2 seconds.
• The following will return the AF area to the
original position.
– Changing the Focus switch to [AF] or
[AF MACRO].
– Changing the picture size or aspect.
– Turning the camera off.
• Set to the mode dial to the desired mode
and select the desired menu settings in
advance.
1 Press [MENU/SET] and then
press .
1/5
REC
W.BALANCE
AUTO
WB ADJUST.
SENSITIVITY
ASPECT RATIO
AUTO
PICT.SIZE
• You can also record with manual focus in
motion picture mode [
]. However the
screen is not expanded while recording
motion pictures.
• If you focus on the subject in Wide and
then rotate the zoom ring to Tele, the
focus may not be adequate. In this case,
focus on the subject again.
• You cannot set continuous AF (P91) when
manual focus is set.
• If you rotate the focus ring or zoom
ring while recording motion pictures,
recording pictures with audio or
adding audio to recorded pictures, a
grinding noise may be recorded.
• Use the assistance screen for a final
check of the focus.
• After canceling power save mode, focus
on the subject again.
Registering Personal
Menu Settings
(Registering custom
settings)
10
2 Press to select the [SETUP]
menu icon [ ].
1/5
SETUP
CLOCK SET
WORLD TIME
CUST.SET MEM.
n0
MONITOR
GUIDE LINE
EXIT
SELECT
1/5
SETUP
CLOCK SET
WORLD TIME
CUST.SET MEM.
MONITOR
n0
GUIDE LINE
OFF
EXIT
SELECT
MENU
4 Press / to select [C1], [C2] or
[C3] and then press [MENU/SET].
1/5
SETUP
CLOCK SET
WORLD TIME
CUST.SET MEM.
SELECT
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3 Press / to select [CUST. SET
MEM.] and then press .
n0
GUIDE LINE
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MENU
EXIT
SELECT
MONITOR
Select the desired recording mode and the
desired menu settings and then save them
in [
], [
] or [
].
MENU
SET
SET
MENU
OFF
MENU
SET
Advanced
5 Press to select [YES] and then
press [MENU/SET].
• Press to display the settings for each
menu item. (Press to return to the
selection screen.)
1/2
CUSTOM SET1
CUST.SET MEM.
AUTO
AUTO
OFF
OFF
YES
NO
SET
SELECT
2/2
CUSTOM SET1
OVER WRITE CURRENT
CAMERA STATUS AS
CUSTOM SET 1?
MENU
MENU
SET
• When [YES] is selected, the settings
that were previously stored are
overwritten.
• You cannot save the following menu
items because they affect all the
recording modes.
- [CLOCK SET]
- [RESET]
- [NO.RESET].
OFF
ON
CANCEL
2/2
SET
MENU
1 SEC.
OFF
OFF
OFF
5 MIN.
1/2
SET
MENU
• Only the main menu items are
displayed.
2 Press [MENU/SET] to enter the
settings.
3
MENU
SET
6 Press [MENU/SET] to close the
menu.
Taking pictures in
Custom mode
You can select one of your own custom
settings to suit the picture-taking conditions
and other factors from among the
registered patterns you have saved as
custom settings ahead of time.
1 Press /to select [
SET1],
[
SET2] or [
SET3].
CUSTOM
C
SET1
SET2
SET3
SELECT
SET
MENU
: Saving of the selected custom settings
is displayed on the screen.
w When changing the menu settings
Even if the menu settings are changed
temporarily with [
SET1], [
SET2] or
[
SET3] selected, what has been
registered will remain unchanged. To
change what has been registered,
overwrite the registered data using [CUST.
SET MEM.] (P62) on the setup menu.
• Even if the birthday setting for [BABY1]/
[BABY2] (P69) in scene mode, or the
[TRAVEL DATE] (P71) is changed, it will not
be registered. To register the setting that has
been changed, use [CUST. SET MEM.] on
the setup menu to register the new setting.
• At the time of purchase, the initial settings
for the program AE mode [ ] are
registered in [
SET1], [
SET2] or
[
SET3].
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Scene Mode
• You can switch menu screens from any
menu item by rotating the front dial.
1/5
SCENE MODE
PORTRAIT SCENE MODE
2/5
SOFT SKIN
NIGHT PORTRAIT
SCN
SCENE MODE
SCENERY
NIGHT SCENERY
PARTY
SCN
SPORTS
PANNING
CANDLE LIGHT
SELECT
SET FOOD
FIREWORKS
SCN
When you select a scene mode to match
the subject and recording situation, the
camera sets the optimal exposure and hue
to obtain the desired picture.
• Refer to P65 to 70 for each scene menu.
MENU
SELECT
1 Press / to select the scene
mode.
1/5
SCENE MODE
SCN
SCENE MODE
SCN
1
2
SOFT SKIN
MENU
SET STARRY SKY
SELECT
SET
MENU
4/5
BABY1
SCENE MODE
5/5
SNOW
SCN
PORTRAIT
3/5
BABY2
HIGH SENS.
SCENERY
SELECT
SPORTS
SELECT
SET
SCENE MODE
SCN
MENU
2/5
NIGHT PORTRAIT
NIGHT SCENERY
PANNING
FOOD
SELECT
SET
MENU
• Press at to switch to the next
menu screen.
• If [SCENE MODE] menu does not
appear, press [MENU/SET] to display
the [SCENE MODE] menu.
• When you press , explanations about
each scene mode are displayed. (When
you press , the screen returns to the
[SCENE MODE] menu.)
2 Press [MENU/SET].
w About the menu screen items
• There are 5 menu screens (1/5, 2/5, 3/5,
4/5 and 5/5).
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SET
MENU
SELECT
SET
MENU
• When you take a picture with a scene
mode that is not adequate for the
purpose, the hue of the picture may differ
from the actual scene.
• When you want to change the brightness
of the picture to be recorded, compensate
the exposure (P52). (However, the
exposure cannot be compensated in
[STARRY SKY].)
• Press and then press / in the
[SCENE MODE] menu to select either the
[REC] menu icon [
] (P82) or the
[SETUP] menu icon [ ] (P27) and set the
desired items.
• The following cannot be set in scene
mode because the camera automatically
adjusts them to the optimal setting.
– [W.BALANCE]
– [SENSITIVITY]
– [METERING MODE]
– [COL.EFFECT]
– [PICT.ADJ.]
Advanced
• This mode may not be effective when
there is insufficient brightness.
[PORTRAIT]
MENU
SET
Press [ ] to display the [SCENE MODE]
menu and select a scene mode. (P64)
The background is blurred and the person
stands out with a healthier complexion.
3
[SCENERY]
MENU
SET
Press [ ] to display the [SCENE MODE]
menu and select a scene mode. (P64)
The camera focuses preferentially on a
distant subject. This allows you to take
pictures of a wide landscape.
• Set the focus switch to [AF].
w Technique for Portrait mode
To increase the effective of this mode:
1 Rotate the zoom ring as far as possible
to the right
2 Move close to the subject to make this
mode more effective.
• This mode is only suitable when taking
pictures outdoors in the daytime.
3
• The focus range is 5 m (16.4 feet) to c.
• The flash setting is fixed to Forced OFF
[
].
• The setting on the AF assist lamp is
disabled.
[SOFT SKIN]
MENU
SET
Press [ ] to display the [SCENE MODE]
menu and select a scene mode. (P64)
The camera detects the face or skin area to
achieve a smoother appearance of the skin
than portrait mode.
3
[SPORTS]
MENU
SET
Press [ ] to display the [SCENE MODE]
menu and select a scene mode. (P64)
Select this mode when you want to take
pictures of sports scenes or otherevents
with quick motion.
• Set the focus switch to [AF].
3
w Technique for Soft skin mode
To make this mode more effective:
1 Rotate the zoom ring as far as possible
to the right
2 Move close to the subject to make this
mode more effective.
• This mode is only suitable when taking
pictures outdoors in the daytime.
• If a part of the background etc. is a color close
to skin color, this part is also smoothed.
• This mode is suitable for taking pictures of
subjects 5 m (16.4 feet) or more from the
camera.
• When taking pictures indoors of a fast-moving
subject, the [
] function automatically
increases the ISO sensitivity to avoid.
• The ISO sensitivity is fixed to [
].
• The auto bracket setting is disabled.
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Advanced
[NIGHT PORTRAIT]
• Set the focus switch to [AF].
MENU
SET
Press [ ] to display the [SCENE MODE]
menu and select a scene mode. (P64)
This mode allows you to take pictures of a
subject and a landscape with near real-life
brightness by using the flash and slowing
down the shutter speed.
3
w Technique for Night portrait mode
• Use the flash.
• Since the shutter speed becomes slower,
we recommend using a tripod and the
self-timer (P51) for taking pictures.
• Keep the subject still for about 1 second
after taking the picture.
• We recommend taking pictures with zoom
set to Wide (1M) and a distance of about
1.5 m (4.92 feet) from the subject.
• The focus range is 1.2 m (3.94 feet) to
5 m (16.4 feet). (Refer to P48 for the
available flash range to take pictures.)
• Be sure to close the flash when not in use.
• The shutter may remain closed (max.
about 1 sec.) after taking the picture
because of signal processing. This is not
a malfunction.
• Noise may become visible when you take
pictures in dark places.
• When using the flash, Slow sync./Red-eye
reduction [
] is selected and the
flash is activated every time.
• The continuous AF setting is disabled.
3
w Technique for Night scenery mode
• Since the shutter speed becomes slower
(up to about 8 sec.) use a tripod. We also
recommend using the self-timer (P51) for
taking pictures.
• The focus range is 5 m (16.4 feet) to c.
• The shutter may remain closed (max.
about 8 sec.) after taking the picture
because of signal processing. This is not
a malfunction.
• Noise may become visible when you take
pictures in dark places.
• The flash setting is fixed to Forced OFF
[
].
• The setting on the AF assist lamp and
continuous AF are disabled.
[PANNING]
MENU
SET
Press [ ] to display the [SCENE MODE]
menu and select a scene mode. (P64)
When you move the camera to follow a
subject moving in one direction such as a
runner or car, the background becomes a
blur and the subject stays focused. This
effect is called “panning”. This mode allows
you to obtain this effect easier.
3
[NIGHT SCENERY]
MENU
SET
Press [ ] to display the [SCENE MODE]
menu and select a scene mode. (P64)
This mode allows you to record the
nightscape vividly by reducing the shutter
speed.
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w Technique for Panning mode
To obtain good pictures in panning mode,
move the camera in a horizontal plane as
you take the pictures.
Advanced
[FOOD]
MENU
SET
Move the camera smoothly while
following the subject in the viewfinder.
Press the shutter button while you are
moving the camera.
Move the camera continuously.
• We recommend the following:
– Using the Viewfinder. (P43)
– Selecting a subject with quick motion.
– Using prefocus. (P61)
– Use this mode with burst mode. (P55)
(You can then select the best pictures
from all the pictures taken.)
• The shutter speed in panning mode
becomes slower to achieve the panning
effect. As a result, jitter can easily occur.
• The panning function does not work well
in the following situations.
– During very bright days in summer. We
recommend using an ND filter
(DMW-LND55; optional). (P119)
– When the shutter speed is faster than
1/100th of a second.
– When you move the camera too slowly
because the subject is moving slowly.
(The background will not become a blur.)
– When the camera does not keep up with
the subject satisfactorily
• You cannot set the stabilizer function
mode to [MODE2]. When you set it to
[MODE1], only vertical jitters can be
compensated in panning mode.
• The settings on the AF assist lamp and
the continuous AF are disabled.
Press [ ] to display the [SCENE MODE]
menu and select a scene mode. (P64)
This mode allows you to take pictures of
food with a natural hue without being
affected by the ambient light in restaurants
etc.
3
• The focus range is 5 cm (0.16 feet)
(Wide)/2 m (6.56 feet) (Tele) to c.
[PARTY]
MENU
SET
Press [ ] to display the [SCENE MODE]
menu and select a scene mode. (P64)
Select this mode when you want to take
pictures at a wedding reception, indoor
party etc. By using the flash and slowing
down the shutter speed, both people and
the background can be recorded with a
brightness close to real life.
3
w Technique for Party mode
• Open the flash. (P47)
• Since the shutter speed becomes slower,
we recommend using a tripod and the
self-timer (P51) for taking pictures.
• We recommend taking pictures with zoom
set to Wide (1M) and a distance of about
1.5 m (4.92 feet) from the subject.
• The flash setting can be set to Slow sync./
Red-eye reduction [
] or Forced ON/
Red-eye reduction [
].
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[CANDLE LIGHT]
MENU
SET
Press [ ] to display the [SCENE MODE]
menu and select a scene mode. (P64)
This mode allows you to take pictures with
a candle-lit atmosphere.
3
w Technique for Candle light mode
• If you make the most of the candle light,
you can take successful pictures without
using the flash.
• We recommend using a tripod and the
self-timer (P51) for taking pictures.
• The focus range is 5 cm (0.16 feet)
(Wide)/2 m (6.56 feet) (Tele) to c.
• The flash setting can be set to Slow sync./
Red-eye reduction [
] or Forced ON/
Red-eye reduction [
].
[FIREWORKS]
MENU
SET
Press [ ] to display the [SCENE MODE]
menu and select a scene mode. (P64)
This mode allows you to take beautiful
pictures of fireworks exploding in the night
sky.
2 Aim the camera at an object, such as a
distant light, that is about the same
distance from the camera as the point
where the fireworks will rise.
3 Press the [FOCUS] button until the focus
indication (P32) lights.
4 Aim the camera in the direction that the
fireworks will be fired and wait.
5 Press the shutter button fully to take the
picture when the fireworks are fired.
• If zoom was used, the focus position will
not be correct. Perform steps 2 to 5 again.
• We recommend using a tripod.
• The focus range is 5 m (16.4 feet) to c in
AF mode. (We recommend performing
steps 1 to 5 above for prefocus.)
• The shutter speed becomes the following.
– When [OFF] is set on the optical image
stabilizer function: Fixed to 2 seconds
– When [MODE1] or [MODE2] is set on
the optical image stabilizer function:
1/4th of a second or 2 seconds (The
shutter speed becomes 2 seconds only
when the camera has determined that
there is little jitter such as when using a
tripod etc.)
• Histograms are always displayed in
orange. (P46)
• The flash setting is fixed to Forced OFF
[
].
• The setting on the AF assist lamp and
continuous AF are disabled.
3
[STARRY SKY]
MENU
SET
w Technique for Fireworks mode
We recommend performing the following
steps to prefocus on the point the pictures
will be taken so that you do not miss taking
pictures of the fireworks when they are
fired.
1 Set the focus switch to [MF] (P60)
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Press [ ] to display the [SCENE MODE]
menu and select a scene mode. (P64)
This mode allows you to take vivid pictures
of a starry sky or a dark subject that you
Advanced
could not take in [NIGHT SCENERY] by
making the shutter speed slower.
3
15
w Setting the shutter speed
• Select a shutter speed of [15 SEC.],
[30 SEC.] or [60 SEC.].
1 Press / to select the number of
seconds and then press [MENU/SET].
• Histograms are always displayed in
orange. (P46)
• The continuous AF setting is disabled.
• The flash setting is fixed to Forced OFF
[
].
• The optical image stabilizer function is
fixed to [OFF].
• You cannot compensate the exposure or
set [AUDIO REC.], auto bracket, burst
mode, continuous AF.
1
STARRY SKY
2
15 SEC.
30 SEC.
MENU
SET
60 SEC.
CANCEL
[BABY1]/
[BABY2]
SELECT
SET
MENU
2 Taking Pictures.
15
CANCEL
MENU
• Press the shutter button to display the
countdown screen. Do not move the
camera after this screen is displayed.
When countdown finishes,
[PLEASE WAIT...] is displayed for the
same length of time as the set shutter
speed for signal processing.
• Press [MENU/SET] to stop taking the
picture while the countdown screen is
displayed.
w Technique for Starry sky mode
• The shutter opens for 15, 30 or
60 seconds. Be sure to use a tripod. We
also recommend taking pictures with the
self-timer. (P51)
• We recommend using prefocus (P61) to
focus in advance on a subject, such as a
bright star or a distant light, that is easy to
focus on.
Press [ ] to display the [SCENE MODE]
menu and select a scene mode. (P64)
This mode takes pictures of a baby with a
healthy complexion. When the flash is
used, the light from it is weaker than usual.
You can set the birthdays of two babies by
using [BABY1] and [BABY2].
• The baby’s age can be displayed when
playing back pictures.
• The age can also be printed on each
picture by using the software [LUMIX
Simple Viewer] or
[PHOTOfunSTUDIO-viewer-] in the
CD-ROM (supplied). (For information
about printing, refer to the separate
operating instructions for PC connection.)
w Age display setting
• If you want the age to be displayed, set
the birthday in advance, select
[WITH AGE] and press [MENU/SET].
• If you do not want the age to be displayed,
select [WITHOUT AGE] and press
[MENU/SET].
1
1
BABY1
3
WITH AGE
WITHOUT AGE
9 months 10 days
10:00 DEC. 1.2006
BIRTHDAY SET.
CANCEL
SELECT
SET
MENU
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w Birthday setting
1 Press / to select [BIRTHDAY SET.]
and then press [MENU/SET].
2 When the message [PLEASE SET THE
BIRTHDAY OF THE BABY] appears,
select items (Year/Month/Day) using
/ and set them using /.
3 Press [MENU/SET] to finish the setting.
• If you select [WITH AGE] without setting
the birthday in advance, a message is
displayed. Press [MENU/SET] and set the
birthday in steps 2 and 3.
• The focus range is 5 cm (0.16 feet)
(Wide)/2 m (6.56 feet) (Tele) to c.
• The ISO sensitivity is fixed to [
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SET
Press [ ] to display the [SCENE MODE]
menu and select a scene mode. (P64)
This mode will adjust the white balance and
the exposure to show the snow as white as
possible.
3
[HIGH SENS.]
].
• The auto bracket setting is disabled.
• After turning on the camera in [BABY1]/
[BABY2] in scene mode or switching to
[BABY1]/[BABY2] from other scene
modes, the age and current date and time
are displayed for about 5 seconds at the
bottom of the screen.
• The age display style differs depending on
the language setting in the recording
mode.
• The display style when printing may differ
slightly from the display style on the
screen.
• The date of birth is displayed as
[0 month 0 day].
• If the age is not properly displayed, check
the clock and birthday settings.
• If the camera is set to [WITHOUT AGE],
the age is not recorded even if the time
and birthday are set. This means the age
cannot be displayed even if camera is set
to [WITH AGE] after taking the pictures.
• Use [RESET] in the [SETUP] menu to
reset the birthday setting. (P30)
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[SNOW]
MENU
SET
Press [ ] to display the [SCENE MODE]
menu and select a scene mode. (P64)
Select this mode for high-sensitivity
processing. You can take pictures at ISO
3200 sensitivity.
3
• The resolution of the recorded picture
decreases slightly because of high
sensitivity processing. This is not a
malfunction.
• The focus range is 5 cm (0.16 feet)
(Wide)/2 m (6.56 feet) (Tele) to c.
• You can take pictures suitable for 4SM6S/
10M15 cm printing.
• The flash setting is fixed to Forced OFF
[
].
• The quality cannot be set to [RAW].
• The extended optical zoom and digital
zoom cannot be used.
Advanced
Recording which day
of the vacation you
take the picture
2 Press to select the [SETUP]
menu icon [ ] and then press .
1/5
SETUP
CLOCK SET
WORLD TIME
CUST.SET MEM.
n0
MONITOR
If you set the departure date in advance,
you can record which day of the vacation
you take the picture.
• When you play back a picture, the date on
which it was taken is displayed.
GUIDE LINE
EXIT
SELECT
3 Press / to select [TRAVEL
DATE] and then press .
2/5
SETUP
100 _ 0001
1/3
TRAVEL DATE
AUTO REVIEW
1ST DAY
10:00 DEC. 2.2006
w Setting the travel date
(The following screens are shown
when program AE mode [
] is
selected.)
1 Press [MENU/SET] and then
press .
OFF
SET
PLAY ON LCD
OFF
POWER SAVE
5MIN.
MF ASSIST
MF1
SELECT
: The number of days that have passed
since the departure date
• The number of days that have passed
since the departure date can be printed
on each picture by using the software
[LUMIX Simple Viewer] or
[PHOTOfunSTUDIO-viewer-] in the
CD-ROM (supplied). (For information
about printing, refer to the separate
operating instructions for PC connection.)
MENU
MENU
SET
4 Press to select [SET] and then
press [MENU/SET].
2/5
SETUP
TRAVEL DATE
OFF
AUTO REVIEW
SET
1SEC.
PLAY ON LCD
OFF
POWER SAVE
5MIN.
MF ASSIST
MF1
SELECT
SET
MENU
MENU
SET
5 Press /// to select the
date.
TRAVEL DATE
PLEASE SET THE
DEPARTURE DATE
DEC . 2 . 2006
1/5
REC
W.BALANCE
AUTO
MENU
SET
SELECT
SET
MENU
MENU
EXIT
EXIT
WB ADJUST.
SENSITIVITY
ASPECT RATIO
AUTO
PICT.SIZE
SELECT
10
EXIT
/: Select the desired item.
/: Set the year, month and date.
MENU
6 Press [MENU/SET] twice to close
the menu.
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Advanced
7 Take a picture.
3
1ST DAY
10:00 DEC. 2.2006
: The number of days that have passed
since the departure date
• The current date and time and which
day of the vacation it is are displayed for
about 5 seconds at the bottom of the
screen if the camera is turned on when
the travel date is set, after setting the
clock, departure date or travel date,
after changing the world time setting
and after switching from playback mode
to another mode.
• When [TRAVEL DATE] is set, [
]‫ޓ‬
appears on the lower right of the
screen.
w Canceling the travel date
If you leave [TRAVEL DATE] set to [SET],
the number of days that have passed since
the departure date will continue to be
recorded.
When the vacation is finished, set [TRAVEL
DATE] to [OFF] on the screen shown in
step 4 and then press [MENU/SET] twice.
• The travel date is calculated using the
date in the clock setting (P26) and the
departure date you set. If you set
[WORLD TIME] (P73) to the travel
destination, the travel date is calculated
using the date in the clock setting and the
travel destination setting.
• The travel date setting is memorized even
if the camera is turned off.
• If you set a departure date and then take a
picture on a date before this departure
date, [-] (minus) is displayed in orange
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and the day of the vacation that you took
the picture is not recorded.
• If you set a departure date and then
change the clock setting to the date and
time at the travel destination, [-] (minus) is
displayed in white and the day of the
vacation that you took the picture is
recorded when the travel destination date
is, for example, one day before the
departure date.
• If [TRAVEL DATE] is set to [OFF], the
number of days that have passed since
the departure date will not be recorded
even if you set the travel date or the clock.
Even if [TRAVEL DATE] is set to [SET]
after taking the pictures, which day of the
vacation you took them is not displayed.
• If you set a departure date when the clock
is not set, the message [PLEASE SET
THE CLOCK] appears. In this case, set
the clock. (P26)
Advanced
Displaying the time at
the travel destination
(World Time)
If you set your home area and the travel
destination area when traveling abroad
etc., the local time at the travel destination
area can be displayed on the screen and
recorded on the pictures taken.
• Select [CLOCK SET] to set the current
date and time in advance. (P26)
1 Press [MENU/SET] and then
press .
1/5
REC
W.BALANCE
AUTO
MENU
SET
WB ADJUST.
SENSITIVITY
ASPECT RATIO
AUTO
PICT.SIZE
SELECT
10
MENU
EXIT
2 Press to select the [SETUP]
menu icon [ ] and then press .
1/5
SETUP
CLOCK SET
WORLD TIME
CUST.SET MEM.
n0
MONITOR
GUIDE LINE
SELECT
EXIT
MENU
3 Press / to select
[WORLD TIME] and then press .
1/5
SETUP
CLOCK SET
WORLD TIME
CUST.SET MEM.
n0
MONITOR
GUIDE LINE
SELECT
EXIT
MENU
• If you are setting the world time for the
first time, the message [PLEASE SET
THE HOME AREA] appears. If this
message appears, press [MENU/SET]
and then set home area from the
screen shown in step in “Setting the
home area [HOME]”.
w Setting the home area [HOME]
(Perform steps 1, 2 and 3.)
Press to select [HOME] and then
press [MENU/SET].
WORLD TIME
DESTINATION
HOME
10:00 DEC. 1.2006
CANCEL
SELECT
SET
MENU
MENU
SET
Press / to select your home area
and then press [MENU/SET].
10:00
Tronto
New York
Miami
Lima
GMT -5:00
SELECT
CANCEL
MENU
SET
MENU
SET
• The current time is displayed on the top
left of the screen and the time
difference from GMT “Greenwich Mean
Time” is displayed on the bottom left of
the screen.
• If daylight saving time [
] is used at
the home area, press . Press again to return to the original time.
• The daylight saving time setting for the
home area does not advance the
current time. Advance the clock setting
by one hour. (P26)
w Finishing setting the home area
• If you are setting the home area for the
first time, the screen returns to the screen
shown in step of “Setting the home
area [HOME]” after you press [MENU/
SET] to set your home area. Press to
return to the screen shown in step 3 and
then press [MENU/SET] to close the
menu.
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Advanced
• If you are setting the home area for the
second time etc., the screen returns to the
screen shown in step 3 after you press
[MENU/SET] to set your home area.
Press [MENU/SET] again to close the
menu.
w Setting the travel destination area
(Perform steps 1, 2 and 3.)
Press to select [DESTINATION] and
then press [MENU/SET] to set.
• The names of major cities in the
selected area are displayed. Also, the
time difference between the selected
area and the home area is displayed on
the bottom left of the screen. (Refer to
P75 for information about the names of
the major cities that are displayed.)
Press [MENU/SET] to close the menu.
1/5
SETUP
CLOCK SET
WORLD TIME
WORLD TIME
n0
MONITOR
GUIDE LINE
DESTINATION
SELECT
HOME
--:-- --. --.---CANCEL
SELECT
SET
MENU
MENU
SET
: Depending on the setting, the time at
the travel destination area or the
home area is displayed.
• If you are setting the travel destination
area for the first time, the date and time
are displayed as shown in the screen
above.
Press / to select the area the travel
destination is in and then press
[MENU/SET] to set.
10:00
0:00
Seoul
Tokyo
+14:00
SELECT
CANCEL
MENU
SET
MENU
SET
• The current time at the selected travel
destination area is displayed on the top
right of the screen and the time
difference from the home area is
displayed at the bottom left of the
screen.
• If daylight saving time [
] is used at
the travel destination, press . (The
time advances by one hour.) Press again to return to the original time.
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MENU
SET
CUST.SET MEM.
EXIT
MENU
• The icon changes from [
] to [
]
after setting the travel destination.
• Return the setting to [HOME] when the
vacation is finished by performing steps
1, 2, 3 and then steps and of
“Setting the home area [HOME]”.
• If you cannot find the travel destination in
the areas displayed on the screen, set by
the time difference from the home area.
Advanced
Location candidates for World Time settings
Offset from
GMT
Listed location name
-11
Midway Islands
-10
Hawaii
Samoa
Honolulu
-9
Alaska
Anchorage
-8
Vancouver
Seattle
-7
Denver
Phoenix
Tahiti
Los Angeles
-6
Chicago
Houston
Mexico City
-5
Toronto
New York
Miami
-4
Caracas
Manaus
La Paz
Sao Paulo
Buenos Aires
-3:30
Newfoundland
-3
Rio de Janeiro
-2
Fernando de
Noronha
-1
Azores
0
London
Lima
Casablanca
+1
Berlin
Paris
Rome
Madrid
+2
Helsinki
Athens
Cairo
Johannesburg
Moscow
Kuwait
Riyadh
Nairobi
+3
+3:30
Tehran
+4
Dubai
+4:30
Kabul
+5
Abu Dhabi
Islamabad
Karachi
Male
+5:30
Delhi
Kolkata
Mumbai
Chennai
+5:45
Kathmandu
Kuala Lumpur
Singapore
+6
Dacca
+6:30
Yangon
Colombo
+7
Bangkok
Jakarta
+8
Beijing
Hong Kong
+9
Seoul
Tokyo
+9:30
Adelaide
+10
Guam
+11
Solomon Islands New Caledonia
+12
Fiji
+12:45
Sydney
Auckland
Wellington
Chatham
Islands
_ “GMT” is an abbreviation of “Greenwich Mean Time”.
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Advanced
Motion Picture Mode
w Changing the settings for the aspect
ratio and the picture quality
1 Press [MENU/SET].
1 Press the shutter button halfway
to focus and then press it fully to
start recording.
2 Press / to select
[ASPECT RATIO] and then press
.
1/3
REC
W.BALANCE
AUTO
WB ADJUST.
ASPECT RATIO
R 21s
PICT.MODE
10
METERING MODE
SELECT
5s
• When the subject is focused, the focus
indication lights.
• The aperture value is fixed to the
setting when recording starts (first
frame).
• The available recording time is
displayed on the top right and the
elapsed recording time is displayed
on the bottom right of the screen.
For example, 1 hour 20 minutes and
30 seconds is displayed as
[1h20m30s].
• The available recording time and the
elapsed recording time are
approximations.
• Audio recording starts simultaneously
from the camera’s built-in microphone.
• If you rotate the focus ring or zoom
ring while recording motion pictures,
a grinding noise may be recorded.
2 Press the shutter button fully to
stop recording.
• If the card becomes full in the middle of
recording, the camera stops recording
automatically.
SET
MENU
3 Press / to select the item and
then press [MENU/SET].
4 Press / to select
[PICT.MODE] and then press .
1/3
REC
W.BALANCE
AUTO
WB ADJUST.
ASPECT RATIO
PICT.MODE
10
METERING MODE
SELECT
SET
MENU
5 Press / to select the item and
then press [MENU/SET].
If you selected [
shown in step 2
Item
[30fpsVGA]
[10fpsVGA]
[30fpsQVGA]
[10fpsQVGA]
Picture size
640M480 pixels
320M240 pixels
If you selected [
shown in step 2
Item
[30fps16:9]
[10fps16:9]
] on the screen
fps
30
10
30
10
] on the screen
Picture size
848M480 pixels
fps
30
10
• fps “frames per second”; This refers to
the number of frames used in 1 second.
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Advanced
• You can record smoother motion
pictures with “30 fps”.
• You can record longer motion pictures
with “10 fps” although the picture quality
is lower.
• The file size with [10fpsQVGA] is small
so it is suitable for e-mails.
6 Press [MENU/SET] to close the
menu.
• You can also press the shutter
button halfway to close the menu.
• The focus range is 30 cm (0.98 feet)
[AF MACRO: 5 cm (0.16 feet)] (Wide)/
2 m (6.56 feet) (Tele) to c.
• Refer to P131 for information about the
available recording time.
• The available recording time is an
approximation.
(It varies depending on the recording
condition and the types of Card.)
• The available recording time changes with
subjects.
• The available recording time displayed on
the screen may not decrease regularly.
• Motion pictures cannot be recorded
without audio.
• This unit does not support recording
motion pictures on MultiMediaCards.
• When you set the picture quality to
[30fpsVGA] or [30fps16:9], we
recommend using a high speed Card
with “10MB/s” or greater displayed on
the package.
• Depending on the type of SD Memory
Card or SDHC Memory Card, recording
may stop in the middle.
• We recommend using Panasonic’s SD
Memory Card/SDHC Memory Card.
• Depending on the type of SD Memory
Card or SDHC Memory Card, the card
access indication may appear for a while
after recording motion pictures. This is not
a malfunction.
• When motion pictures recorded with the
camera are played back on other
equipment, the quality of the picture and
sound may deteriorate and it may not be
possible to play them back. Also the
recording information may not be
displayed correctly.
• In motion picture mode [
], you cannot
use the direction detection function and
the review function. You cannot set
[MODE2] on the optical image stabilizer
function.
• The bundled software includes QuickTime
to play back motion picture files recorded
with the camera on the PC.
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Advanced
Displaying Multiple
Screens (Multi Playback)
1 Rotate the front dial to the left to
display multiple pictures.
(Screen when 9 screens are displayed)
DEC . 1.2006
MENU
1 screen9 screens
25 screensCalendar screen display
• After the multiple screens are
displayed, rotate the front dial further
towards the left to display 25 screens
and the calendar screen (P79). Rotate
the front dial towards the right to return
to the previous screen.
• When you switch to multiple screens, a
scroll bar appears. You can confirm
the location of the displayed picture in
all the recorded pictures with this scroll
bar.
2 Press ///to select a
picture.
5/14
CANCEL
MENU
• The recording date and number of the
selected picture and the total number of
recorded pictures are displayed.
• Depending on the recorded picture and
the setting, the following icons will
appear.
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] (Favorites)
–[
] (Motion picture)
–[
] ([BABY1]/[BABY2] in scene
mode, age in months, age in
years etc.)
–[
] (Travel date)
–[
] (Flip animation)
w Example of 25 screens
1/14
CANCEL
DEC . 1.2006
–[
DEC . 1. 2006
CAL
CANCEL
1/30
MENU
w To return to normal playback
Rotate the front dial towards the right or
press the [MENU/SET] button.
• The picture appears framed in orange.
w To delete a picture during multi
playback
1 Press ///to select a picture
and then press [ ].
2 Press to select [YES].
3 Press [MENU/SET].
• Even if the indications on the screen are
turned off in normal playback mode (P43),
the recording information etc. appears on
the screen in multi playback. If you return
to the previous screen, the indications on
the screen are displayed as in normal
playback mode.
• Pictures will not be displayed in the
rotated direction even if [ROTATE DISP.] is
set to [ON]. (P104)
Advanced
Displaying pictures by
recording date
(Calendar playback)
You can display pictures by recording date
using the calendar playback function.
1 Rotate the front dial towards the
left to display the calendar
screen.
SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
1
3
4
5
6
7
2
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
2006
31
DAY
MONTH
SET
MENU
• The recording date of the picture
selected in the playback screen
becomes the date selected when the
calendar screen is first displayed.
• If there are multiple pictures with the
same recording date, the first picture
recorded on that day is displayed.
• The calendar is displayed monthly.
2 Press /// to select the
date to be played back.
/: Select the date
/: Select the month
• If there were no pictures recorded
during a month, the month is not
displayed.
3 Press [MENU/SET] to display the
pictures that were recorded on
the selected date.
DEC . 1.2006
• The pictures that were recorded on the
selected date are displayed on the
9 screens playback screen.
• Rotate the front dial towards the left to
return to the calendar screen.
4 Press /// to select a
picture and then press
[MENU/SET].
• The selected picture is displayed on the
1 screen playback screen.
w To return to the 1 screen playback
screen.
After the calendar screen is displayed,
rotate the front dial towards the right to
display 25 screens, 9 screens and the
1screen. (P78)
• The pictures are displayed without being
rotated even if you set [ROTATE DISP.] to
[ON]. (P104)
• You can display the calendar between
January 2000 and December 2099.
• If the recording date of the picture
selected in 25 screen multi playback is not
between January 2000 and December
2099, the camera automatically displays it
in the oldest calendar date.
• If you take pictures after setting the travel
destination in [WORLD TIME] (P73), the
pictures are displayed by the dates at the
travel destination in calendar playback.
• Pictures processed on a PC or other
equipment may be displayed with dates
different from the actual recording dates.
• If the date is not set in the camera (P26), the
recording date is set as January 1st, 2006.
5/14
MENU
SET
CAL
CANCEL
MENU
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Advanced
Using the Playback
Zoom
w To delete a picture during the
playback zoom
1 Press [ ].
2 Press to select [YES].
3 Press [MENU/SET].
1 Rotate the front dial towards the
right to enlarge the picture.
• Even if the indications on the screen are
turned off in normal playback mode (P43),
the magnification and operation appear on
the screen when the playback zoom is
activated. You can switch between
displaying or not displaying the indications
on the screen by pressing [DISPLAY].
When you set the magnification to 1M, the
indications on the screen are displayed as
in normal playback mode.
• The more a picture is enlarged, the more
its quality deteriorates.
• If you want to save the enlarged picture,
use the trimming function. (P109)
• The playback zoom may not operate if
pictures have been recorded with other
equipment.
2X
4X
CANCEL
DELETE
• When you rotate the front dial towards
the left after the picture is enlarged, the
magnification becomes lower. When
you rotate the front dial towards the
right, the magnification becomes
higher.
• When you change the magnification,
the zoom position indication appears
for about 1 second so that you can
check the position of the enlarged
section.
2 Press ///to move the
position.
2X
4X
CANCEL
DELETE
• When you move the position to be
displayed, the zoom position indication
appears for about 1 second.
w To stop using the playback zoom
Rotate the front dial towards the left or
press [MENU/SET].
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Advanced
Playing Back Motion
Pictures/Pictures with
Audio
w Pictures with audio
Press / to select a picture
with the audio icon [
] and then
press to play back.
PLAY AUDIO
100 _ 0001
1/3
w Motion pictures
Press / to select a picture
with a motion picture icon [
]/
[
]/[
]/[
]/[
]/
[
] and then press to play
back.
PLAY MOTION
PICTURE
100_0001
1/3
25s
10:00 DEC. 1.2006
• The motion picture recording time is
displayed on the screen. After playback
starts, the motion picture recording time
disappears and the elapsed playback time
is displayed on the bottom right of the
screen.
For example, 1 hour 20 minutes and
30 seconds is displayed as [1h20m30s].
• The cursor displayed during
playback is the same as //
/.
• Press again to stop motion picture
playback and return to the normal
playback screen.
Fast forwarding/Fast rewinding
Press and hold / during motion picture
playback.
: Fast rewind
: Fast forward
• The camera returns to normal motion
picture playback when / is released.
To pause
Press during motion picture playback.
• Press again to cancel pause.
10:00 DEC. 1.2006
• Refer to [AUDIO REC.] (P89) and
[AUDIO DUB.] (P108) for information
about how to create still pictures with
audio.
• Sound can be heard through the speaker.
Refer to [VOLUME] (P29) for information
about how to adjust the volume in the
[SETUP] menu.
• The file format that can be played back
with this camera is QuickTime Motion
JPEG.
• Please note that the bundled software
includes QuickTime to play back motion
picture files created with the camera on
the PC. (P113)
• Some QuickTime Motion JPEG files
recorded by a PC or other equipment may
not play back on the camera.
• If you play back motion pictures that have
been recorded with other equipment, the
picture quality may deteriorate or the
pictures may not play back.
• When using a high capacity card, it is
possible that fast rewinding may be slower
than usual.
• You cannot use the following functions with
motion pictures and pictures with audio.
– Playback zoom
(While playing back or pausing motion
pictures and while playing audio)
– [ROTATE DISP.]/[ROTATE]/
[AUDIO DUB.] (Motion pictures only)
– [RESIZE]/[TRIMMING]/[ASPECT CONV.]
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Menu Settings
Menu Settings
Using the [REC] Mode
Menu
Increase the variety of pictures you can
take by setting color effect, picture
adjustment etc.
• Set the mode dial to the desired recording
mode.
• Menu items differ depending on the mode
selected with the mode dial (P6). This
page describes how to set [AUDIO REC.]
in program AE mode [ ]. (Refer to P83 to
101 for each menu item.)
• Select [RESET] in the [SETUP] menu to
return the menu settings to the initial
settings at the time of purchase. (P30)
1 Press [MENU/SET].
2 Press / to select the menu
item.
1/5
REC
W.BALANCE
2/5
REC
QUALITY
AUDIO REC.
METERING MODE
AF MODE
CONT.AF
SELECT
SET
OFF
OFF
ON
OFF
MENU
MENU
SET
4 Press [MENU/SET] to close the
menu.
• You can also press the shutter
button halfway to close the menu.
w About the menu screen items
• There are 5 menu screens (1/5, 2/5, 3/5,
4/5 and 5/5).
• You can switch menu screens from any
menu item by rotating the front dial.
AUTO
WB ADJUST.
REC
SENSITIVITY
ASPECT RATIO
AUTO
PICT.SIZE
SELECT
3 Press , press / to select the
setting and then press
[MENU/SET].
10
EXIT
MENU
W.BALANCE
1/5
AUTO
WB ADJUST.
REC
2/5
AUTO
SENSITIVITY
QUALITY
ASPECT RATIO
AUDIO REC.
REC
OFF
3/5
PICT.SIZE METERING
10 MODE
AF ASSIST LAMP
ON
MENU
AFEXIT
MODE FOCUS/AE LOCK Focus/AE
4/5
REC
CONT.AF DIRECT EX.COMP.
OFF
OFF
PICT.ADJ.
MENU
EXIT
SELECT
OFF
D.ZOOM
FLIP ANIM.
REC
OFF
COL.EFFECT
OFF
CONVERSION
CLOCK SET
MENU
EXIT
SELECT
PRESET
EXT.FLASH
SELECT
2/5
REC
QUALITY
AUDIO REC.
OFF
METERING MODE
AF MODE
CONT.AF
SELECT
OFF
EXIT
MENU
• Press at to switch to the next
menu screen.
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EX.FLASH BURST
EXIT
SELECT
SELECT
5/5
OFF
MENU
EXIT
MENU
Menu Settings
w Using FUNCTION setting
[W.BALANCE]
You can use the [FUNCTION] button to
easily set the following 6 items when
recording.
• AF mode (P90)
• Metering mode (P89)
• White balance (P83)
• ISO sensitivity (P85)
• Picture size (P87)
• Quality (P87)
1 Press [FUNCTION] when
recording.
Adjusting the hue for a more
natural picture
MENU
SET
Press [ ] to display the [REC] mode
menu and select the item to set. (P82)
This function allows you to reproduce a
white color close to real life in pictures
recorded under sunlight, halogen lighting
etc. in which the white color may appear
reddish or bluish. Select a setting that
matches the recording conditions.
[AUTO]
P
AUTO AUTO 10
AUTO
FUNCTION
(Daylight)
for recording outdoors
on a bright day
(Cloudy)
for recording outdoors
on a cloudy day
3
SELECT
EXIT
MENU
2 Press /// to select the
menu item and then press
[FUNCTION] to close the menu.
P
AUTO AUTO 10
(Shade)
3
EXIT
for recording outdoors
in the shade on a
brightday
(Halogen)
for recording under
halogen lighting
(Flash)
for recording with the
flash only
AUTO
SELECT
for auto setting (auto
white balance)
FUNCTION
MENU
• You can select menu items by rotating
the front dial or rear dial.
• The menu items that can be set differ
depending on the recording mode.
• The [
] (White Set) setting for white
balance does not appear when using the
[FUNCTION] setting.
(White set 1)
for using the preset
white balance
(White set 2)
(White set)
for setting the white
balance again
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w Auto white balance
The available white balance range is shown
in the following illustration. When you take
a picture beyond the available white
balance range, the picture may appear
reddish or bluish. Even when you take a
picture inside the range shown in the
illustration, auto white balance may not
operate properly if there are many light
sources or there is no color close to white.
In these cases, set the white balance to a
mode other than [AUTO].
1 Auto white balance will work in the
following range.
2 Blue sky
3 Cloudy sky (Rain)
4 Shade
5 TV screen
6 Sunlight
7 White fluorescent light
8 Incandescent light bulb
9 Sunrise and sunset
10 Candlelight
WHITE SET
WHITE SET 1
WHITE SET 2
SELECT
3)
4)
6)
5)
SET
MENU
MENU
SET
3 Aim the camera at a sheet of white paper
etc. so that the frame in the center is
filled by the white object only and then
press [MENU/SET].
WHITE SET
MENU
SET
CANCEL
2)
1)
w Setting the white balance manually
[
]
Use this to set the white balance manually.
1 Select [
] and then press
[MENU/SET].
2 Select [
WHITE SET 1] or
[
WHITE SET 2] and then press
[MENU/SET].
SET
MENU
4 Press [MENU/SET] twice to close the menu.
• You can also press the shutter button
halfway to finish.
7)
8)
9)
10)
KNKelvin Color Temperature
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• When you take a picture with the flash, the
white balance is automatically adjusted
(except for [
] /[
]). However, the
white balance may not be properly
adjusted if the flash level is insufficient.
• The white balance cannot be set in auto
mode [
] and scene mode.
Menu Settings
[WB ADJUST.]
Finely adjusting the white
balance
MENU
SET
Press [ ] to display the [REC] mode
menu and select the item to set. (P82)
You can adjust the white balance finely
when you cannot acquire the desired hue
by setting the white balance.
1 Press /// to finely adjust
the white balance.
WB ADJUST.
G
AUTO A
B
[SENSITIVITY]
M
ADJUST.
• You can finely adjust the white balance
independently for each white balance
item.
• The white balance fine adjustment setting
is reflected in the picture when using the
flash.
• The white balance fine adjustment setting
is memorized even if the camera is turned
off.
• You cannot finely adjust the white balance
when [COL.EFFECT] (P94) is set to
[COOL], [WARM], [B/W] or [SEPIA].
• The fine adjustment levels in [
] or
[
] return to the standard setting
(center point) if you reset the white
].
balance in [
SET
MENU
• : A (AMBER: ORANGE)
• : B (BLUE: BLUISH)
• : GA(GREEN: GREENISH)
• : MB (MAGENTA: REDDISH)
2 Press [MENU/SET] to finish.
• You can also press the shutter
button halfway to finish.
• If you finely adjust the white balance to
A (amber), the white balance icon on
the LCD monitor will change to orange.
If you finely adjust the white balance to
B (blue), the white balance icon on the
LCD monitor will change to blue.
• If you finely adjust the white balance to
GA (green) or MB (magenta), [A] (e.g. :
) or [B] (e.g. :
) appears beside
the white balance icon on the LCD
monitor.
• Select the center point if you are not
finely adjusting the white balance.
Setting the light sensitivity
MENU
SET
Press [ ] to display the [REC] mode
menu and select the item to set. (P82)
ISO is a measure of sensitivity to light. The
higher the sensitivity is set, the less light is
needed to take a picture so the camera
becomes more suitable for recording in
dark places.
ISO sensitivity
Use in bright
places
(e.g. outdoors)
Use in dark
places
100
1600
Suitable
Not suitable
Not suitable
Suitable
Shutter speed
Slow
Fast
Noise
Less
Increased
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AUTO
100
200
400
800
1600
The ISO sensitivity is
automatically adjusted
according to the brightness.
The ISO sensitivity is
adjusted according to the
movement of the subject
and the brightness.
The sensitivity is fixed to
various settings.
• When setting to [AUTO], the ISO
sensitivity is automatically adjusted from
[ISO100] to [ISO200] according to the
brightness. (It can be adjusted from
[ISO100] to [ISO400] when using the
flash.)
w About [
] (Intelligent ISO
sensitivity control)
The camera detects the movement of the
subject near the center of the screen and
then sets the optimal ISO sensitivity and
shutter speed according to the movement
and the brightness of the subject.
• Jitter is avoided when taking pictures
indoors of a moving subject by increasing
the ISO sensitivity and making the shutter
speed faster.
F2.8
1/125 ISO800
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• Noise is avoided when taking pictures
indoors of a subject with no movement by
decreasing the ISO sensitivity.
F2.8
1/30 ISO200
• When you press the shutter button
halfway, [
] appears. When you
press the shutter button fully, the shutter
speed is displayed for a while.
F2.8
A
• If you select [
], digital zoom and
auto bracket cannot be used.
• Depending on the brightness and how fast
the subject is moving, jitter may not be
avoided even if [
] is selected.
• The camera may not be able to detect the
movement of the subject in the following
cases.
– When the moving subject is small
– When the moving subject is at the edge
of the screen
– When the subject starts moving the
instant the shutter button is pressed fully
• The setting is fixed to [
] in auto
mode [
] and [SPORTS] (P65) and
[BABY1]/[BABY2] (P69) in scene mode.
• Program shift cannot be activated when
the ISO sensitivity is set to [
].
• The ISO sensitivity cannot be set to
[AUTO] or [
] in Aperture-priority AE,
Shutter-priority AE or Manual exposure.
• ISO sensitivity is automatically set to the
following optimal value in [HIGH SENS.]
(P70) in scene mode.
– [ISO3200]
Menu Settings
• ISO sensitivity cannot be set in motion
picture mode [
].
• To avoid picture noises, we recommend
reducing the ISO sensitivity, setting
[NOISE REDUCTION] in [PICT.ADJ.] to
[HIGH] or setting the items except
[NOISE REDUCTION] to [LOW] to take
pictures. (P94)
• Refer to P57 for information about Shutter
speed.
[ASPECT RATIO]
• In motion picture mode [
], you can
select [
] or [
]. (P76)
• The ends of the recorded pictures may be
cut at printing. (P127)
[PICT.SIZE]/[QUALITY]
Setting a picture size and quality
that matches your use of the
pictures
Setting the aspect ratio of pictures
MENU
SET
MENU
SET
Press [ ] to display the [REC] mode
menu and select the item to set. (P82)
By changing the aspect ratio, you can
select an angle of view that matches the
subject.
Select to take pictures with the
same aspect ratio as a 4:3 TV or a
computer monitor.
Press [ ] to display the [REC] mode
menu and select the item to set. (P82)
A digital picture is made of numerous dots
called pixels. Although you cannot see the
difference on the camera’s screen, the
more the pixels the finer the picture will be
when it is printed on a large piece of paper
or displayed on a computer monitor. Picture
quality refers to the compression rate when
saving digital pictures.
Select to take pictures with the same
3:2 aspect ratio as 35 mm film.
Many pixels (Fine)
Few pixels (Rough)
This is suitable for landscapes etc.
where a wide view is preferable.
This is also suitable for playing
back pictures on a wide-screen
TV, high-definition TV etc.
w Number of pixels
You can print pictures more clearly when a
large picture size [
] (10M) is selected.
When a smaller picture size [
] (2M EZ)
is selected, you can record more pictures
and attach them to an e-mail or post them
on a website because their file size is
small.
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w When the aspect ratio is [
].
(10M)
3648M2736 pixels
(8M EZ)
3264M2448 pixels
(5M EZ)
2560M1920 pixels
(3M EZ)
2048M1536 pixels
(2M EZ)
1600M1200 pixels
w When the aspect ratio is [
].
(8.5M)
3600M2400 pixels
(7M EZ)
3248M2160 pixels
(4.5M EZ) 2560M1712 pixels
(2.5M EZ) 2048M1360 pixels
w When the aspect ratio is [
(7M)
].
3584M2016 pixels
(5.5M EZ) 3072M1728 pixels
(2M EZ)
1920M1080 pixels
w Quality
You can increase the number of recordable
pictures without changing the picture size if
quality is set to [
].
Fine (Low compression):
This gives priority to picture quality.
Picture quality will be high.
Standard (High compression):
This gives priority to the number of
recordable pictures. Standard
quality pictures are recorded.
RAW RAW file:
Set this when altering the pictures
on a PC.
• The number of pixels that can be selected
differs depending on the aspect ratio. If
you change the aspect ratio, set the
picture size.
• “EZ” is an abbreviation of
“Extended optical Zoom”. This is a
function which further extends the optical
zoom ratio. If you select a picture size with
EZ displayed, the zoom ratio is extended
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to a maximum of 21.4M when the digital
zoom is set to [OFF]. (P37)
• The extended optical zoom does not work
in [HIGH SENS.] in scene mode so the
picture size for [EZ] is not displayed.
• In motion picture mode [
], the picture
size is fixed to VGA (640M480 pixels),
QVGA (320M240 pixels) or 16:9
(848M480 pixels).
• When the quality is set to [RAW]
– A JPEG file is also created
simultaneously. Its quality is equal to
[STANDARD] and its size is fixed to
([
], [
], [
]).
– When the RAW file is deleted on the
camera, the created JPEG file is also
deleted.
• Pictures may appear mosaic depending on
the subject and the recording conditions.
• Refer to P129 for information about the
number of recordable pictures.
• The number of recordable pictures
depends on the subject.
• The number of recordable pictures
displayed on the screen may not
correspond with recorded pictures.
• When the quality is set to [RAW], the
digital zoom cannot be used.
• The quality cannot be set to [RAW] in the
[HIGH SENS.] mode (P70).
• You cannot select the following functions
when the quality is set to [RAW].
– Audio Dubbing
– Burst mode
– Resize
– Trimming
– Audio Recording
– Auto Bracket
• You can enjoy more advanced picture
editing if you use RAW files. You can save
RAW files in a file format (JPEG, TIFF
etc.) that can be displayed on your PC
etc., develop them and edit them using the
software “SILKYPIX Developer Studio” by
Ichikawa Soft Laboratory on the CD-ROM
(supplied).
Menu Settings
[AUDIO REC.]
[METERING MODE]
Recording still pictures with audio
Deciding the method to measure
brightness
MENU
SET
Press [ ] to display the [REC] mode
menu and select the item to set. (P82)
You can record audio with the still picture if
this is set to [ON]. This means you can
record the conversation that took place
when you were recording or an explanation
of the picture.
•[
] appears on the screen when you set
[AUDIO REC.] to [ON].
• Focus on the subject and press the
shutter button to start recording.
Recording will automatically stop about
5 seconds later. There is no need to press
and hold the shutter button.
• Audio is recorded from the built-in
microphone on the camera.
• If you press [MENU/SET] during audio
recording, the audio recording is
canceled. The audio is not recorded.
• The total number of pictures that can be
stored on each card will decrease slightly
when audio is recorded with each picture.
MENU
SET
Press [ ] to display the [REC] mode
menu and select the item to set. (P82)
You can switch to the following metering
modes.
Multiple:
This is the method in which the
camera measures the most suitable
exposure by judging the allocation of
brightness on the whole screen
automatically. Usually, we
recommend using this method.
Center weighted:
This is the method used to focus on
the subject on the center of the
screen and measure the whole
screen evenly.
Spot:
This is the method to measure the
subject in the spot metering target
.
• You cannot record pictures with audio in
the following cases.
-When recording with Auto Bracket.
-When recording in burst mode.
-When the quality is set to [RAW].
-When the scene mode is set to ‫ޓޓޓ‬
[STARRY SKY].
• If you rotate the focus ring or zoom
ring, a grinding noise may be recorded.
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[AF MODE]
Setting the focus method
MENU
SET
Press [ ] to display the [REC] mode
menu and select the item to set. (P82)
Select the mode that matches the
recording conditions and the composition.
9-area-focusing:
The camera focuses on
any of 9 focus areas.
This is effective when
the subject is not in the
center of the screen.
3-area-focusing (High speed):
The camera quickly
focuses on any of
3 focus areas points –
left, right or center. This
is effective when the
subject is not in the
center of the screen.
1-area-focusing (High speed):
The camera quickly
focuses on the subject
in the AF area on the
center of the screen.
1-area-focusing:
The camera focuses on
the subject in the AF
area on the center of
the screen.
Spot-focusing:
The camera focuses on
a limited narrow area in
the screen.
w About [
] and [
]
• You can focus on the subject more quickly
than other AF modes.
• The picture may stop moving for a
moment before being brought into focus
when you press the shutter button
halfway. This is not a malfunction.
w Selecting the AF area
When selecting 1-area-focusing or
1-area-focusing (High speed), the AF area
can be selected as shown in the following
figure. When using Spot you can also move
the spot metering target to match the AF
area.
Set the Focus switch to [AF] or
[AF MACRO].
While pressing the [FOCUS] button, use
/// to move the AF area.
FOCUS
Release the [FOCUS] button to set.
• The following operations will return the AF
area to the previous one
– Setting the mode dial to auto mode
[
].
– Turning the camera off.
• The AF area displayed on the center of
the screen is bigger than usual when
using the digital zoom or when taking
pictures in dark places.
P
PROGRAM SHIFT
F5.0
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• The camera is focusing on all the AF
areas when multiple AF areas (max.
9 areas) light at the same time.
The focus position is not predetermined. It
is set to a position automatically
determined by the camera at the time of
focusing. If you want to determine the
focus position to take pictures, switch the
AF mode to [
], [
] or [
].
• Switch the AF mode to [
] or [
]
mode if it is difficult to focus using [
].
[CONT.AF]
Continuously focusing on a
subject
MENU
SET
Press [ ] to display the [REC] mode
menu and select the item to set. (P82)
This mode allows you to compose a picture
more easily by always focusing on the
subject.
The time required for focusing when the
shutter button is pressed halfway will be
reduced when the AF mode is set to [
],
[
] or [
].
• The [
] indication appears when it is set
to [ON].
• The battery will be consumed faster than
usual.
• It may take time to focus on the subject
after rotating the zoom ring from Wide to
Tele or suddenly changing the subject
from a distant one to a nearby one.
• Press the shutter button halfway again
when it is difficult to focus on the subject.
• You can have different [CONT.AF] settings
when recording motion pictures and still
pictures.
• The [CONT.AF] setting is fixed to [OFF] in
[NIGHT PORTRAIT] (P66),
[NIGHT SCENERY] (P66), [PANNING]
(P66), [FIREWORKS] (P68) and
[STARRY SKY] (P68) in scene mode, in
auto mode [
] and when manual focus
is set.
[AF ASSIST LAMP]
Focusing in low light conditions
becomes easier
MENU
SET
Press [ ] to display the [REC] mode
menu and select the item to set. (P82)
Illuminating the subject makes it easier for
the camera to focus when recording in low
light conditions that make focusing difficult.
If the AF assist lamp is
set to [ON], an AF area
with a size wider than
usual is displayed and
the AF assist lamp turns on when you press the shutter button
halfway in dark places etc.
ON
The AF assist lamp turns on in low
light conditions. At this time, the AF
assist lamp icon [
] appears on
the screen. The effective range of
the AF assist lamp is 1.5 m
(4.92 feet).
OFF The AF assist lamp does not turn
on.
• Be careful about the following when using
the AF assist lamp.
– Do not look at the AF assist lamp from
close up.
– Detach the lens hood.
– Do not cover the AF assist lamp with
your fingers or other objects.
• When the AF assist lamp is turned on, the
AF area on the center of the screen is
displayed and it is bigger than usual.
(P90)
• When you do not want to use the AF
assist lamp (e.g. when taking pictures of
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animals in dark places), set the
[AF ASSIST LAMP] to [OFF]. In this case,
it will become more difficult to focus on the
subject.
• In auto mode [
], the [AF ASSIST
LAMP] setting is fixed to [ON].
• A vignetting effect may appear on the
circumference of the AF assist lamp
because the AF assist lamp may be
obscured by the lens, however, this does
not cause a problem with the performance
of the camera.
• The setting for the [AF ASSIST LAMP] is
fixed to [OFF] in [SCENERY] (P65),
[NIGHT SCENERY] (P66) [PANNING]
(P66) and [FIREWORKS] (P68) in scene
mode.
[FOCUS/AE LOCK]
Fixing the focus and exposure
MENU
SET
Press [ ] to display the [REC] mode
menu and select the item to set. (P82)
This is a technique for setting the focus and
the exposure in advance when the subject
is outside the focus area or when the
contrast is too sharp and the appropriate
exposure cannot be achieved.
3/ 5
REC
AF ASSIST LAMP
ON
FOCUS
FOCUS/AE LOCK Focus/AE
DIRECT EX.COMP.
D.ZOOM
SET
MENU
OFF
MENU
SET
w When [FOCUS] is selected
(Fixing the focus only)
1 Aim the AF area at the subject.
2 Press [FOCUS/AE LOCK] to fix
the focus.
• Press [FOCUS/AE LOCK] button again
to cancel it.
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] lights
3 Move the camera to compose the
picture and then press the shutter
fully.
w When [AE] is selected
(Fixing the exposure only)
1 Aim the AF area at the subject.
2 Press [FOCUS/AE LOCK] to fix
the exposure.
• Press [FOCUS/AE LOCK] again to
cancel it.
• The AE lock indication [
], the
aperture value and the shutter speed
appear when the exposure is set.
3 Move the camera to compose the
picture and then press the shutter
fully.
w When [FOCUS/AE] is selected
(Fixing the focus and the exposure)
1 Aim the AF area at the subject.
2 Press [FOCUS/AE LOCK] to fix
the focus and the exposure.
• Press [FOCUS/AE LOCK] button again
to cancel.
• When the subject is focused and the
exposure is set, the focus/AE lock
indication [
], the aperture value and
the shutter speed appear.
OFF/AE
FOCUS
COL.EFFECT
SELECT
AE
OFF
• The focus lock indication [
when the subject is focused.
3 Move the camera to compose the
picture and then press the shutter
fully.
w When in manual focus (MF)
After focusing at the position where you
want to record the subject, press the
[FOCUS/AE LOCK] button to fix the focus.
Menu Settings
• If you rotate the focus ring while the focus
is locked, the focus lock indication [
]
blinks red.
• The exposure is set, even if the brightness
of the subject changes.
• The subject can be focused again by
pressing the shutter button halfway even
when AE is locked.
• Press the [FOCUS/AE LOCK] button once
more to cancel the AE lock.
• Program shift can be set even when AE is
locked.
• You can fix the focus and the exposure by
pressing the [FOCUS/AE LOCK] button. You
do not need to press the shutter halfway.
• The AE lock function cannot be used in
the Manual exposure mode, scene mode
or motion picture mode.
[DIREC. EX. COMP.]
w Dial operation
• When [DIREC. EX. COMP.] is set to
[OFF]
Exposure
mode
ー
Program shift
Aperture
ー
ー
Shutter speed
Aperture
Shutter speed
ー
ー
ー
ー
• When [DIREC. EX. COMP.] is set to
[
].
Exposure
mode
Program shift
For rapid exposure compensation
Aperture
Exposure
compensation
Shutter speed
MENU
SET
Press [ ] to display the [REC] mode
menu and select the item to set. (P82)
You can use the front dial or the rear dial for
operation.
1 Select the front or rear dial.
3/ 5
REC
AF ASSIST LAMP
ON
FOCUS/AE LOCK FOCUS/AE
DIREC. EX.COMP.
OFF
OFF
D.ZOOM
OFF
COL.EFFECT
SELECT
SET
Aperture
Shutter speed
ー
Exposure
compensation
ー
• When [DIREC. EX. COMP.] is set to
[
].
Exposure
mode
OFF
Program shift
MENU
• You can directly compensate the
exposure with the selected dial.
• Select [OFF] if you are not going to
compensate the exposure with the dial.
2 Press [MENU/SET] to close the
menu.
Exposure
compensation
Aperture
Shutter speed
Aperture
Shutter speed
Exposure
compensation
ー
ー
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w Picture quality
[CONTRAST]
• When a memorized custom mode setting
is selected, this memorized setting has
priority. (However, this is not the case
when Manual exposure is set in custom
set.)
• You cannot directly compensate the
exposure in the following cases.
-When manually setting the exposure.
-When in auto mode [
].
[HIGH] Increases the difference between
the brightness and the darkness
in the picture.
[LOW] Decreases the difference
between the brightness and the
darkness in the picture.
[SHARPNESS]
[HIGH] The picture is sharply defined.
[LOW] The picture is softly focused.
[COL.EFFECT]
Setting color effects for the
recorded pictures
[LOW] The colors in the picture become
natural.
MENU
SET
Press [ ] to display the [REC] mode
menu and select the item to set. (P82)
Select a color effect that matches the
recording conditions and your image of the
recording.
[COOL] The picture becomes bluish.
[WARM] The picture becomes reddish.
[B/W]
[SATURATION]
[HIGH] The colors in the picture become
vivid.
The picture becomes black and
white.
[NOISE REDUCTION]
[HIGH] The noise reduction effect is
enhanced.
Picture resolution may
deteriorate slightly.
[LOW] The noise reduction effect is
reduced.
You can obtain pictures with
higher resolution.
[SEPIA] The picture becomes sepia.
[PICT.ADJ.]
Adjusting the picture quality for
the recorded pictures
MENU
SET
Press [ ] to display the [REC] mode
menu and select the item to set. (P82)
Select an effect that matches the recording
situation and your image of the recording.
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• When you take pictures in dark places,
noise may become visible. To avoid
picture noise, we recommend setting
[NOISE REDUCTION] in [PICT.ADJ.] to
[HIGH] or setting the items except
[NOISE REDUCTION] to [LOW] to take
pictures.
Menu Settings
[FLIP ANIM.]
Connecting images to create
a motion picture file
1 Press / to select [FLIP ANIM.]
and then press .
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REC
PICT.ADJ.
FLIP ANIM.
MENU
SET
Press [ ] to display the [REC] mode
menu and select the item to set. (P82)
This camera allows you to create motion
picture files up to 20 seconds long by
connecting images recorded in flip
animation mode.
Example:
When capturing images of the subject in
sequence moving the camera little by little
and aligning the images, the subject looks
as if it is moving.
CONVERSION
EXT.FLASH
OFF
PRESET
EX.FLASH BURST
OFF
EXIT
SELECT
MENU
2 Select [PICTURE CAPTURE] and
then press .
FLIP ANIM.
PICTURE CAPTURE
CREATE MOTION PICTURE
DELETE STILL PICTURES
SELECT
EXIT
MENU
• The picture size is 320M240 pixels.
3 Press the shutter button and
capture the images one frame at a
time.
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EXIT
• You can play back created flip animations
with the same method used to play back
motion pictures. (P81)
MENU
• You can check the recorded image with
and the previous or following image
with /.
• Delete unnecessary images with the
[ ] button.
• You can record up to 100 pictures. The
number of recordable pictures
displayed is an approximation.
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4 Press [MENU/SET], press / to
select [CREATE MOTION
PICTURE] and then press .
MENU
SET
7 Press to select [CREATE
MOTION PICTURE], press and
then create a flip animation.
CREATE MOTION PICTURE
FRAME RATE
FLIP ANIM.
5fps
CREATE MOTION PICTURE
PICTURE CAPTURE
CREATE MOTION PICTURE
SELECT
DELETE STILL PICTURES
SELECT
EXIT
MENU
5 Select [FRAME RATE] and then
press .
5fps
CREATE MOTION PICTURE
SELECT
EXIT
MENU
6 Press / to select [5fps] or
[10fps] and then press
[MENU/SET].
CREATE MOTION PICTURE
FRAME RATE
5fps
10fps
CREATE MOTION PICTURE
SELECT
[5fps]
SET
MENU
MENU
SET
5 frames/sec.
[10fps] 10 frames/sec. (The motion
pictures become smoother.)
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MENU
• The file number appears after creating
a flip animation.
• Press [MENU/SET] three times to close
the menu after creating the flip
animation.
w Deleting all still images used to create
flip animation
When selecting [DELETE STILL
PICTURES] in [FLIP ANIM.] menu, a
confirmation screen appears. Select [YES]
with and then press [MENU/SET].
CREATE MOTION PICTURE
FRAME RATE
EXIT
• You cannot use the direction detection
function, burst mode, auto bracket and
[AUDIO REC.].
• The images in each frame do not appear
in normal review. (P39)
• If you execute [CREATE MOTION
PICTURE], flip animation is made from all
pictures recorded for flip animation.
Delete unnecessary pictures.
• Audio cannot be recorded.
• You cannot record audio using the audio
dubbing. (P108)
• Playback may not be possible on other
equipment. You may also hear noise
during playback on other equipment which
does not have a mute function.
Menu Settings
[CONVERSION]
Using an optional lens
MENU
SET
Press [ ] to display the [REC] mode
menu and select the item to set. (P82)
The tele conversion lens (DMW-LT55;
optional) allows you to record even more
close-up pictures (1.7M). The wide
conversion lens (DMW-LW55; optional)
allows you to record even wider angle
pictures (0.7M). The close-up lens
(DMW-LC55; optional) allows you to take
close-up pictures of a small subject.
3 Turn the camera on, press /
to select [CONVERSION] and then
press .
PICT.ADJ.
FLIP ANIM.
CONVERSION
EXT.FLASH
• Conversion lens cannot be used
together with the ND filter
(DMW-LND55) and the MC protector
(DMW-LMC55).
Always detach the ND filter or MC
protector before attaching the
conversion lens.
• Rotate the lens slowly and carefully.
OFF
PRESET
EX.FLASH BURST
OFF
EXIT
SELECT
MENU
4 Press / to set to [ ], [ ] or
[ C ] and then press [MENU/SET].
CONVERSION
OFF
1 Remove the lens cap.
2 attach the conversion lens or the
close-up lens.
4/5
REC
C
SELECT
SET
MENU
MENU
SET
• [OFF]:
When you do not attach the conversion
lens.
• [ ]:
When you attach the wide conversion
lens.
• [ ]:
When you attach the tele conversion
lens.
• [ C ]:
When you attach the close-up lens
• Press the shutter button halfway or
press [MENU/SET] to close the menu
after finishing the setting.
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5 Rotate the zoom ring to Tele or
Wide.
w Recordable range when using a
conversion lens
When attaching the tele conversion lens
10
Wide
Tele
Normal
—
5.4 m (18 feet)
to c
Macro
—
5.4 m (18 feet)
to c
5
1X
When attaching the wide conversion lens
T(420)
W(35)
Wide
420
300
50
35
(3
: Zoom ring
• Always set to Tele when using a tele
conversion lens and to Wide when
using a wide conversion lens. The
conversion icon ([ ] or [ ]) changes
from red (blinking) to white.
• When using a conversion lens, ensure
the conversion icon is white when
taking pictures. If pictures are taken
when it is blinking, performance will not
be up to specification.
Tele
15 cm
Normal
(0.5 feet) to c
—
15 cm
(0.5 feet) to c
—
Macro
When attaching the close-up lens
Wide
20 cm
(0.7 feet) to
Normal
50 cm
(1.7 feet)
Macro
5 cm
(0.17 feet) to
50 cm
(1.7 feet)
Tele
40 cm
(1.3 feet) to
50 cm
(1.7 feet)
40 cm
(1.3 feet) to
50 cm
(1.7 feet)
Indication
Actual
magnification
Tele
conversion
lens
12M
20.4M_
Wide
conversion
lens
1M
0.7M
_ The actual magnification when using the
digital zoom (P38) and the extended
optical zoom (P37) is 1.7M the zoom
magnification displayed when set to Tele.
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• The full range of the zoom can be used
when using the close-up lens.
• Digital zoom cannot be used when using a
wide conversion lens.
• When there is dirt (water, oil, and
fingerprints, etc.) on the surface of the
lens, the image may be affected. Lightly
wipe the surface of the lens with a soft,
dry cloth before and after taking pictures.
• Ensure that [CONVERSION] is set to
[OFF] when not using a conversion lens or
close up lens.
• When using the conversion lens or
close-up lens:
– If you set [CONVERSION] to [OFF], the
performance of the conversion lens or
close-up lens will not be optimal.
• When using the tele conversion lens:
–We recommend using a tripod.
– The stabilizer function may not work
sufficiently.
– The focus indication may light due to the
jitter even if the subject is not focused.
– The time required for focusing may
become longer than usual.
• If you set [CONVERSION] to [ ], [ ] or
[ C ], you cannot use the built-in flash or
AF assist lamp. (P91)
• Read the operating instructions of the
conversion lens for details.
[EXT.FLASH]
Using an optional flash
MENU
SET
Press [ ] to display the [REC] mode
menu and select the item to set. (P82)
After attaching the external flash, the
effective range will be increased when
compared to the camera’s built in flash.
w Using the dedicated flash
(DMW-FL500/DMW-FL360; optional)
1 Attach the dedicated flash to the
hot shoe and then turn on the
camera and the dedicated flash.
• Be sure to firmly secure to dedicated
flash with the lock ring .
2 Press [ ].
3 Press /to switch the flash
settings and then press
[MENU/SET].
FLASH
FORCED FLASH ON
FORCED OFF
SELECT
SET
MENU
MENU
SET
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• What screen will be displayed here
depends on the flash mode setting of
the external flash unit
Icon
Setting
/
/
/
/
External flash
Forced ON
External flash
Forced OFF
w When using an external flash (PE-28S
or PE-36S; optional) which does not
come with functions to communicate
with the camera (DMC-FZ50)
1 Press / to select [PRESET] or
[MANUAL] and then press
[MENU/SET].
4/5
REC
PICT.ADJ.
FLIP ANIM.
CONVERSION
EXT.FLASH
• When the flash mode of the dedicated
flash is set to [TTL AUTO], various
different flash settings can be selected to
suit the recording mode. For the flash
settings that can be selected, refer to P49.
• When the flash mode of the dedicated
flash is set to [TTL AUTO] or [AUTO], the
flash output can be adjusted by the
camera. For details, refer to the operating
instructions of the dedicated flash.
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OFF
PRESET
OFF
EX.FLASH BURST MANUAL
SELECT
SET
MENU
MENU
SET
• [PRESET]
–When setting to [PRESET] and attaching
the extra flash, the aperture value and
the ISO sensitivity are respectively set to
[F4] and [ISO100] on the camera
regardless of the recording mode. Set the
extra flash to [AUTO] and set the same
value as the settings on the camera.
– We recommend setting to [PRESET] for
normal use.
• [MANUAL]
– You can set the aperture value, the
shutter speed and the ISO sensitivity on
the camera even when attaching the
external flash.
– Set to the Aperture-priority AE mode or
the Manual exposure mode on the
camera and then set the same aperture
value and ISO sensitivity on the external
flash. (The exposure cannot be
compensated adequately due to the
change on the aperture value in the
shutter-priority AE mode and the
external flash cannot control the light
adequately in AE mode because the
aperture value cannot be fixed.)
– It is necessary to set the exposure on
the external flash. If you want to use the
external flash in auto mode, use an
external flash that allows you to set the
aperture value and the ISO sensitivity to
match the settings on the camera.
Menu Settings
• You can set the aperture value, the shutter
speed and the ISO sensitivity on the
camera even when attaching the external
flash.
• Some commercial external flashes have
synchro terminals with high-voltage or
reversed polarity. Using such extra flashes
may cause a malfunction or the camera
may not operate normally.
• If you use commercially available
external flashes with communication
functions other than the dedicated one,
they may not operate normally or they
may be damaged. Do not use them.
• Even if the external flash is turned off,
the camera may enter the external flash
mode when the external flash is
attached. When you are not using the
external flash, detach it or set it to
Forced OFF.
• When attaching the external flash, the
built-in flash cannot be activated.
• Do not open the built-in flash when an
external flash is attached.
• When attaching the external flash, the
camera will become unstable.
• Detach the external flash when carrying
the camera.
• When attaching the external flash, do not
hold only the external flash because it
may detach from the camera.
• If you use the external flash when the
white balance is set to [
] finely adjust
the white balance depending on the
picture quality. (P85)
• If you take pictures close to the subject in
Wide, the vignetting effect may appear on
the bottom of the recorded picture.
• Read the operating instructions of the
external flash for details.
[EX.FLASH BURST]
Taking pictures in burst mode
while firing the flash
MENU
SET
Press [ ] to display the [REC] mode
menu and select the item to set. (P82)
This mode allows you to take multiple
pictures at one time when the extra flash is
attached.
• Set [EX.FLASH BURST] to [ON].
• Press the Single/Burst Mode Button to
switch the burst mode setting.
• You can take up to 3 pictures by keeping
the shutter button pressed down.
w Number of pictures recorded in burst
mode
Burst speed
(pictures/
second)
Number of recordable
pictures (pictures)
2
1
max. 3
Approx. 1
• Depending on the extra flash you use or
the recording conditions, you cannot take
pictures in this mode or the amount of
light may become insufficient for the
second or subsequent pictures.
[CLOCK SET]
Set the date, time and display
MENU
SET
Press [ ] to display the [REC] mode
menu and select the item to set. (P82)
Change date and time. (P26)
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Using the [PLAY] mode
menu
[SLIDE SHOW]
Playing back pictures in order for a
fixed duration
MENU
SET
You can use various functions in playback
mode to rotate pictures, set protection for
them etc.
• Refer to P102 to 111 for each menu item.
1 Press [MENU/SET].
Press [ ] to display the [PLAY] mode
menu and select the item to set. (P102)
This is recommended when playing back
pictures on a TV screen. You can skip
unwanted pictures if [FAVORITE] (P103)
has been set.
1 Press / to select [ALL] or [
and then press [MENU/SET].
2 Press / to select the menu
item and then press .
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PLAY
PLAY
1/3
SLIDE SHOW
ALL
OFF
OFF
FAVORITE
ROTATE DISP.
ON
ROTATE
SLIDE SHOW
FAVORITE
ROTATE DISP.
ROTATE
SELECT
2/3
PLAY
PROTECT
AUDIO DUB.
RESIZE
TRIMMING
ASPECT CONV.
MENU
EXIT
SELECT
• Press at to switch to the next
menu screen.
• After performing steps 1 and 2, refer to
the description of the menu item in the
operating instructions and then set it.
w About the menu screen items
• There are 3 menu screens (1/3, 2/3 and 3/3).
• You can switch menu screens from any
menu item by rotating the front dial.
1/3
SLIDE SHOW
PROTECT
PLAY
ON
OFF
AUDIO DUB.
RESIZE
DPOF PRINT
EXIT
FORMAT
ON
ASPECT CONV.
EXIT
MENU
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TRIMMING
MENU
SELECT
102
MENU
SET
MENU
[ALL]
Displays all pictures.
[
Displays only those pictures
that have been set as
favorites (P103).
]
• The screen shown in step 1 appears
when [FAVORITE] is set to [ON]. When
[FAVORITE] is set to [OFF], perform
step 2 onwards.
• If none of the pictures have [ ]
displayed, you cannot select [ ] even
if [FAVORITE] is set to [ON].
2 Press to select [START] and
then press [MENU/SET].
(Screen when [ALL] is selected)
ALL SLIDE SHOW
START
DURATION
EFFECT
AUDIO
2SEC.
OFF
OFF
OFF
ROTATE
SELECT
2/3
PLAY
FAVORITE
ROTATE DISP.
SET
MENU
EXIT
SELECT
PLAY
ON
DPOF PRINT
DPOF PRINT
]
EXIT
MENU
CANCEL
SELECT
SET
MENU
MENU
SET
Menu Settings
• The cursor displayed during a slide
show or while a slide show is paused
or during [MANUAL] slide show is
the same as ///.
• Press to pause the slide show. Press
again to cancel pause.
• Press / while paused to display the
previous or next picture. (However, the
selected effect is disabled.)
3 Press to finish.
w Setting the audio, duration and effect
Select [DURATION], [EFFECT] or [AUDIO]
on the screen shown in step 2 and set.
[DURATION] Can be set to [1SEC.],
[2SEC.], [3SEC.], [5SEC.]
or [MANUAL] (manual
playback).
• The playback durations
are approximations only.
They differ depending on
the pictures which are
played back.
[EFFECT]
A slide show effect can be
selected.
[OFF]: No effect
[
]: Pictures are played
back in a slide show.
[
]: New pictures
appear from behind
the current pictures
and replace them.
[
]: New pictures
gradually fill the
screen from the
center.
[
]: An effect is selected
at random.
• If you set [DURATION] to
[MANUAL] the settings in
[EFFECT] are disabled.
[AUDIO]
If set to [ON], the audio of
the pictures with audio is
played back.
• You can only select [MANUAL] when
[ ] has been selected in step 1.
• Press / to display the previous or
next picture when [MANUAL] is
selected.
• If you set [AUDIO] to [ON] and then play
back a picture with audio, the next picture
will be displayed after the audio has
finished.
• You cannot play back motion pictures and
use power save in a slide show. (However,
the setting for power save mode is fixed to
[10MIN.] while pausing a slide show or
playing back a manual slide show.)
[FAVORITE]
Setting your favorite pictures
MENU
SET
Press [ ] to display the [PLAY] mode
menu and select the item to set. (P102)
You can do the following if a mark has been
added to pictures and they have been set
as favorites.
• Delete all the pictures not set as favorites.
([ALL DELETE EXCEPT ]) (P41)
• Play back the pictures set as favorites only
as a slide show. (P102)
1 Press to select [ON] and then
press [MENU/SET].
1/3
PLAY
SLIDE SHOW
FAVORITE
ROTATE DISP.
ROTATE
DPOF PRINT
SELECT
SET
MENU
OFF
OFF
ON
ON
CANCEL
MENU
SET
• You cannot set pictures as favorites if
[FAVORITE] is set to [OFF]. Also the
favorites icon [ ] will not appear when
[FAVORITE] is set to [OFF] even if it
was previously set to [ON].
• You cannot select [CANCEL] if none of
the pictures have [ ] displayed.
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2 Press [MENU/SET] to close the
menu.
3 Press / to select the picture
then press .
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• Repeat the above procedure.
• If is pressed while the [ ] favorites
icon is displayed, [ ] is cleared, and
the favorites setting is canceled.
• You can set up to 999 pictures as
favorites.
w Deleting all favorites
1 Select [CANCEL] on the screen shown in
step 1 and then press [MENU/SET].
2 Press to select [YES] and then press
[MENU/SET].
3 Press [MENU/SET] to close the menu.
• When printing pictures at a photo printing
store, [ALL DELETE EXCEPT ] (P41) is
useful so only the pictures you want to be
printed remain on the card.
• Use [LUMIX Simple Viewer] or
[PHOTOfunSTUDIO-viewer-] on the
CD-ROM (supplied), to set, confirm or
delete favorites. (For information about
this, refer to the separate operating
instructions for PC connection.)
• You may not be able to set pictures taken
with other equipment as favorites.
[ROTATE DISP.]/[ROTATE]
To display the picture rotated
MENU
SET
Press [ ] to display the [PLAY] mode
menu and select the item to set. (P102)
This mode allows you to automatically
display pictures vertically if they were
recorded holding the camera vertically or
rotate pictures manually in 90° steps.
w Rotate display
(The picture is automatically rotated
and displayed.)
1 Press to select [ON] and then
press [MENU/SET].
1/3
PLAY
SLIDE SHOW
FAVORITE
ROTATE DISP.
ROTATE
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
MENU
SET
DPOF PRINT
SELECT
SET
MENU
• The pictures are displayed without
being rotated when you select [OFF].
• Refer to P40 for information about how
to play back pictures.
2 Press [MENU/SET] to close the
menu.
w Rotate
(The picture is rotated manually.)
1 Press / to select the picture
and then press .
ROTATE
SELECT
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SET
EXIT
MENU
• The [ROTATE] function is disabled
when [ROTATE DISP.] is set to [OFF].
• Motion pictures and protected pictures
cannot be rotated.
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2 Press / to select the direction
to rotate the picture and then
press [MENU/SET].
ROTATE
CANCEL
SELECT
SET
established by “JEITA (Japan Electronics
and Information Technology Industries
Association)”.
• Rotated pictures are displayed without
being rotated when they are played back
in multi playback.
• It may not be possible to rotate pictures
that have been recorded with other
equipment.
MENU
SET
MENU
[DPOF PRINT]
The picture rotates clockwise in
steps of 90°.
The picture rotates
counter-clockwise in steps of 90°.
3 Press [MENU/SET] twice to close
the menu.
w Example
When rotating clockwise (
)
Original
picture
• When [ROTATE DISP.] is set to [ON],
pictures recorded holding the camera
vertically are played back vertically
(rotated).
• If you take pictures when aiming the
camera up or down, it may not be possible
to display the pictures vertically. (P34)
• The picture may be slightly blurred when
the camera is connected to the TV with
the AV cable (supplied) and played back
vertically.
• When you play back pictures on a PC,
they cannot be displayed in the rotated
direction unless the OS or software is
compatible with Exif. Exif is a file format
for still pictures which allows recording
information etc. to be added. It was
Setting the picture to print and the
number of prints
MENU
SET
Press [ ] to display the [PLAY] mode
menu and select the item to set. (P102)
DPOF [Digital Print Order Format] is a
system that allows the user to select which
pictures to print, how many copies of each
picture to print and whether or not to print
the recording date on the pictures when
using a DPOF compatible photo printer or
photo printing store. For details, ask at your
photo printing store.
For more information visit:
http://panasonic.jp/dc/dpof_110/
white_e.htm
Press / to select [SINGLE],
[MULTI] or [CANCEL] and then
press [MENU/SET].
1/3
PLAY
SLIDE SHOW
FAVORITE
ROTATE DISP.
ROTATE
SET
ON
SINGLE
DPOF PRINT
SELECT
OFF
MENU
MULTI
CANCEL
MENU
SET
• You cannot select [CANCEL] if there
are no prints that have been set in the
DPOF print settings.
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w Single setting
1 Press / to select the picture
to print and then press / to
set the number of prints.
DPOF SET THIS
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2 Press [MENU/SET] twice to close
the menu.
w To cancel all settings
1 Press to select [YES] and then
press [MENU/SET].
1/3
CANCEL ALL DPOF
COUNT
1
CANCEL ALL DPOF
PRINT SETTINGS?
DATE DISPLAY
SELECT
EXIT
MENU
YES
NO
• The number of prints icon [
]
appears.
• The number of prints can be set from
0 to 999. The DPOF print setting is
canceled when the number of prints is
set to [0].
2 Press [MENU/SET] twice to close
the menu.
w Multi setting
1 Press / to select the picture
to print then press / to set
the number of prints.
SELECT
w To print the date
After setting the number of prints, set/
cancel printing with the recording date by
pressing [DISPLAY].
DPOF SET THIS
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1
8
7
10
COUNT
SELECT
11
1
9
12
DATE DISPLAY
EXIT
MENU
• The number of prints icon [
]
appears.
• Repeat the above procedure. (You
cannot set all the pictures at one time.)
• The number of prints can be set from
0 to 999. The DPOF print setting is
canceled when the number of prints is
set to [0].
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1/3
DATE
COUNT
1
MENU
SET
2 Press [MENU/SET] to close the
menu.
SELECT
DPOF SET MULTI
MENU
SET
1
DATE DISPLAY
EXIT
MENU
• The date print icon [ DATE ] appears.
• When you go to a photo printing store for
digital printing, be sure to order the
printing of the date additionally if required.
• Depending on the photo printing store or
the printer, the date may not be printed
even if you set to print the date. For further
information, ask at your photo printing
store or refer to the operating instructions
for the printer.
• DPOF is an abbreviation of “Digital Print
Order Format”. This feature allows you to
write print information to media and then
use the information on a DPOF-compliant
system.
Menu Settings
• DPOF print setting is a convenient
function when printing pictures with a
printer that supports PictBridge. The date
printing setting on the printer may take
priority over the date printing setting on
the camera. Check the date printing
setting on the printer also. (P115)
• It is necessary to delete all previous
DPOF print information made on other
equipment when setting DPOF print on
the camera.
• If the file is not based on the DCF
standard, the DPOF print setting cannot
be set. DCF is an abbreviation of “Design
rule for Camera File system”, stipulated by
“JEITA (Japan Electronics and Information
Technology Industries Association)”.
1 Press / to select the picture
and then press to set/cancel.
PROTECT THIS
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SELECT
SET/CANCEL
EXIT
MENU
The protect icon [
appears.
]
[CANCEL] The protect icon [
disappears.
]
[SET]
2 Press [MENU/SET] twice to close
the menu.
[PROTECT]
Preventing accidental erasure of
pictures
MENU
SET
Press [ ] to display the [PLAY] mode
menu and select the item to set. (P102)
You can set protection for pictures you do
not want to be deleted by mistake.
Press / to select [SINGLE],
[MULTI] or [CANCEL] and then
press [MENU/SET].
2/3
PLAY
PROTECT
AUDIO DUB.
RESIZE
SINGLE
MULTI
OFF
CANCEL
ON
TRIMMING
ASPECT CONV.
SELECT
w Single setting
SET
MENU
MENU
SET
w Multi setting/To cancel all settings
Perform the same operation as in
“[DPOF PRINT] Setting the picture to print
and the number of prints”. (P105 to 107)
• If you press [MENU/SET] while canceling
protection, the canceling will stop halfway.
• The protect setting may not be effective
on other equipment.
• If you want to delete protected pictures,
cancel their protection.
• Even if you protect pictures on a card,
they will be deleted if the card is
formatted. (P111)
• Even if you do not protect pictures on an
SD Memory Card or SDHC Memory Card ,
they cannot be deleted when the card’s
write protect switch is set to [LOCK].
32
• The following functions cannot be used
with protected pictures.
– [ROTATE]
– [AUDIO DUB.]
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[AUDIO DUB.]
Adding audio after taking pictures
MENU
SET
Press [ ] to display the [PLAY] mode
menu and select the item to set. (P102)
You can add the audio after taking a
picture.
1 Press / to select the picture
and then press to start audio
recording.
AUDIO
DUB.
SELECT
START
EXIT
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STOP
• The audio recording stops
automatically if is not pressed after
about 10 seconds.
3 Press [MENU/SET] twice to close
the menu.
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Press [ ] to display the [PLAY] mode
menu and select the item to set. (P102)
This function is useful if you want to reduce
the file size of a picture to attach it to an
e-mail or upload it to a website.
MENU
2 Press to stop recording.
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MENU
SET
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• The message [OVERWRITE AUDIO
DATA?] screen appears when audio has
already been recorded. Press to
select [YES] and then press [MENU/
SET] to start audio recording. (The
original audio is overwritten.)
• Audio dubbing cannot be used with the
following pictures.
– Motion pictures
– Protected pictures
– Pictures recorded after setting the
quality to [RAW]
AUDIO
DUB.
• Audio dubbing may not work properly on
pictures recorded by other equipment.
• While dubbing, if the focus ring or
zoom ring are turned, the sound of
rubbing with the lens barrel may be
recorded.
1 Press / to select the picture
and then press .
RESIZE
SELECT
SET
100 _ 0001
1/3
EXIT
MENU
• The following pictures cannot be
resized.
– Pictures recorded in [
] (2.5M EZ)
(When the aspect ratio setting is
[
].)
– Pictures recorded in [
] (2M EZ)
(When the aspect ratio setting is
[
].)
– Pictures recorded after setting the
quality to [RAW]
– Motion pictures
– Pictures with audio
– Flip animation
Menu Settings
2 Press / to select the size and
then press .
[TRIMMING]
Enlarging a picture and trimming it
MENU
SET
RESIZE
Press [ ] to display the [PLAY] mode
menu and select the item to set. (P102)
You can enlarge and then clip the important
part of the recorded picture.
100 _ 0001
1/3
SELECT
RESIZE
EXIT
MENU
• Sizes smaller than the recorded picture
are displayed.
–[
]/[
]/[
]/[
]/[
]/[
]
(When the aspect ratio setting is
[
].)
–[
]/[
]/[
]
(When the aspect ratio setting is
[
].)
–[
]/[
]
(When the aspect ratio setting is
[
].)
• The message [DELETE ORIGINAL
PICTURE?] appears.
3 Press / to select [YES] or
[NO] and then press [MENU/SET].
RESIZE
DELETE ORIGINAL
PICTURE?
1 Press / to select the picture
and then press .
TRIMMING
1/3
SELECT
SET
SELECT
EXIT
MENU
• The following pictures cannot be
trimmed.
– Pictures recorded after setting the
quality to [RAW]
– Motion pictures
– Pictures with audio
– Flip animation
2 Rotate the front dial to enlarge or
decrease the picture.
TRIMMING
YES
NO
CANCEL
100 _ 0001
100 _ 0001
1/3
SET
MENU
MENU
SET
• The picture is overwritten when you
select [YES]. Resized pictures cannot
be restored when they are overwritten.
• A resized picture is newly created when
you select [NO].
• If the original picture is protected, you
cannot overwrite it. Select [NO] and
newly create a resized picture.
4 Press [MENU/SET] twice to close
the menu.
ZOOM
EXIT
MENU
3 Press /// to move the
position of the part to be trimmed.
TRIMMING
100 _ 0001
1/3
ZOOM
TRIM:SHUTTER
EXIT
MENU
4 Press shutter button.
• It may not be possible to resize pictures
recorded with other equipment.
• The message [DELETE ORIGINAL
PICTURE?] appears.
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Menu Settings
5 Press / to select [YES] or
[NO] and then press [MENU/SET].
1 Press / to select [
] or
[
] and then press [MENU/
SET].
TRIMMING
PROTECT
YES
NO
CANCEL
SELECT
SET
2/3
PLAY
DELETE ORIGINAL
PICTURE?
MENU
MENU
SET
• The picture is overwritten when you
select [YES]. The trimmed pictures
cannot be restored when they are
overwritten.
• A trimmed picture is newly created
when you select [NO].
• When the original picture is protected,
you cannot overwrite it. Select [NO] and
newly create a trimmed picture.
6 Press [MENU/SET] twice to close
the menu.
AUDIO DUB.
RESIZE
TRIMMING
ASPECT CONV.
SELECT
SET
MENU
SET
MENU
• Only pictures taken with a [
]
aspect ratio can be converted.
• You may not be able to convert pictures
taken on other equipment.
2 Press / to select a picture and
then press .
ASPECT
CONV.
_
1/3
\
• Depending on the cut size, the picture size
of the trimmed picture may become
smaller than that of the original picture.
• The picture quality of the trimmed picture
will deteriorate.
• It may not be possible to trim pictures
recorded with other equipment.
SELECT
SET
EXIT
MENU
• If you select and set a picture with an
aspect ratio other than [
], the
message [CANNOT BE SET ON THIS
PICTURE] is displayed on the screen.
3 Press / to determine the
horizontal position and press the
shutter button to set.
[ASPECT CONV.]
Changing the aspect ratio of a 16:9
picture
MENU
SET
Press [ ] to display the [PLAY] mode
menu and select the item to set. (P102)
You can convert pictures taken with a
[
] aspect ratio to a [
] or a [
]
aspect ratio.
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ADJUST.
SET:SHUTTER
EXIT
MENU
• Use / to set the frame position for
pictures rotated vertically.
• The message [DELETE ORIGINAL
PICTURE?] appears.
Menu Settings
4 Press /to select [YES] or
[NO] and then press [MENU/SET].
[FORMAT]
Initializing the card
MENU
SET
ASPECT CONV.
DELETE ORIGINAL
PICTURE?
YES
NO
CANCEL
SELECT
SET
MENU
MENU
SET
• The picture is overwritten when you
select [YES]. If you convert the aspect
ratio of a picture and then overwrite it,
you cannot restore it.
• A picture with the converted aspect
ratio is newly created when you select
[NO].
• When the original picture is protected,
you cannot overwrite it. Select [NO] and
newly create a picture with the
converted aspect ratio.
5 Press [MENU/SET] twice to close
the menu.
• After converting the aspect ratio, the
picture size may become larger than that
of the original picture.
• The following pictures cannot be
converted.
– Pictures with audio
– Motion pictures
– Pictures recorded after setting the
quality to [RAW]
• Files that do not conform to the DCF
standard cannot be converted. DCF is an
abbreviation of [Design rule for Camera
File system], stipulated by “JEITA (Japan
Electronics and Information Technology
Industries Association)”.
Press [ ] to display the [PLAY] mode
menu and select the item to set. (P102)
It is not usually necessary to format a card.
Format it when the message [MEMORY
CARD ERROR] appears.
Press to select [YES] and then
press [MENU/SET].
FORMAT
DELETE ALL DATA
ON THE MEMORY CARD?
YES
NO
SELECT
SET
MENU
MENU
SET
• Formatting irretrievably deletes all the
data including any protected pictures.
Check the data carefully before
formatting.
• If the card has been formatted on a PC or
other equipment, format it on the camera
again.
• Use a battery with sufficient battery power
(P16) or the AC adaptor (DMW-AC7;
optional) when formatting.
• Do not turn the camera off during
formatting.
• You cannot format an SD Memory Card or
SDHC Memory Card when the card’s write
protect switch is set to [LOCK].
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• If the card cannot be formatted, consult
your nearest servicenter.
For USA assistance, please call: 1-800-272-7033
or send e-mail to : digitalstillcam@panasonic.com
For Canadian assistance, please call:
1-800-561-5505 or visit us at www.panasonic.ca
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Connecting to other equipment
Connecting to other equipment
Connecting to a PC
• Turn the camera off before inserting or
removing the cable for the AC adaptor
(DMW-AC7; optional).
1 Turn on the camera and the PC.
You can acquire recorded pictures to a PC
by connecting the camera and the PC.
The software [LUMIX Simple Viewer] or
[PHOTOfunSTUDIO-viewer-]
(for Windows®) in the CD-ROM (supplied)
allows you to easily acquire pictures
recorded with the camera to a PC, print
them and send them by e-mail.
If you use “Windows 98/98SE”, install
the USB driver and then connect it to
the computer.
For information about installing [LUMIX
Simple Viewer] or
[PHOTOfunSTUDIO-viewer-] etc., refer to
the separate operating instructions for PC
connection.
2 Connect the camera to a PC via
the USB connection cable (supplied).
• Connect the USB connection cable with
the [
] mark facing the [] mark on
the [DIGITAL] socket.
• Hold the USB connection cable at and insert straight in or take straight
out. (If you forcibly insert the USB
connection cable at a slant or upside
down you can deform the connection
terminals and damage the camera or
the connected equipment.)
ACCESS
REMOTE
AV OUT/
DIGITAL
DC IN 8.4V
: This message appears during data
transfer.
3 Press to select [PC] and then
press [MENU/SET].
USB MODE
PLEASE SELECT
THE USB MODE
PC
PictBridge(PTP)
SELECT
: USB connection cable (supplied)
: AC adaptor (DMW-AC7; optional)
• Use a battery with sufficient battery power
or the AC adaptor (DMW-AC7; optional).
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SET
MENU
MENU
SET
• If you set [USB MODE] in the [SETUP]
menu to [PC] in advance, it is not
necessary to set this every time you
connect to a PC. (P30)
• If you set [USB MODE] to [PictBridge
(PTP)] and then connect the camera to
the PC, messages may appear on the
screen of the PC.
Select [Cancel] to close the messages
and disconnect the camera from the
PC. Set [USB MODE] to [PC] again.
Connecting to other equipment
[Windows]
The drive appears in the [My Computer] folder.
• If you are connecting the camera to a PC
for the first time, the required driver is
installed automatically so that the camera
can be recognized by “Windows Plug and
Play”. The drive then appears on the
[My Computer] folder.
[Macintosh]
The drive is displayed on the screen.
• The drive is displayed as [LUMIX] when
you connect the camera with no card
inserted.
• The drive is displayed as [NO_NAME] or
[Untitled] when you connect the camera
with a card inserted.
w About motion picture playback on a PC
Use the software “QuickTime”
(for Windows 2000/XP) in the CD-ROM
(supplied) to play back motion pictures
recorded on this camera on a PC.
• If you use “Windows 98/98SE/Me”,
download “QuickTime6.5.2 for PC“ from
the following site, and install it.
http://www.apple.com/support/quicktime/
• This software is installed as standard on a
“Macintosh OS”.
w Folder Composition
Folders are displayed as shown in the
following illustration.
pSD Memory Card
pSDHC Memory Card
pMultiMediaCard
DCIM
100_PANA
100_PANA
P1000001.JPG
P1000002.JPG
P1000999.JPG
101_PANA
Folder number
File number
JPG: pictures
MOV: motion pictures
RAW: pictures in RAW files
The items in each folder are as follows.
[DCIM]
Folders from [100_PANA] to
[999_PANA]
[100_PANA]
to
[999_PANA]
Pictures/motion pictures
Pictures in RAW files
[MISC]
Files on which the DPOF
print settings are recorded
[PRIVATE1] Pictures recorded in flip
animation function
• The data for up to 999 pictures recorded
by the camera can be included in 1 folder.
If the number of pictures exceeds 999,
another folder is created.
• To reset the file number or the folder
number, select [NO.RESET] in the
[SETUP] menu. (P29)
w Conditions under which a different
folder number is used
In the following cases, the picture is not
recorded in the same folder as the
previously recorded picture. It is recorded
in a folder with a new number.
1 When the folder just recorded to contains
a picture file with the number 999 in it
(example: P1000999.JPG).
2 When the card just recorded to contains,
for example, a folder with the number
100 [100_PANA] in it and that card is
removed and replaced with a card that
has a folder with the number 100 in it
recorded by a camera from a different
maker (100XXXXX, with XXXXX being
the name of the maker) and then a
picture is recorded.
999_PANA
MISC
PRIVATE1
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3 When recording after selecting
[NO.RESET] (P29) from the [SETUP]
menu. (Pictures will be recorded to a
new folder with a number sequential to
the folder recorded to immediately
before. By using [NO.RESET] on a card
that does not contain folders or pictures,
such as one just formatted, the folder
number can be reset to 100.)
w PictBridge (PTP) setting
Even if you set [USB MODE] to
[PictBridge (PTP)], you can connect to your
PC if the OS is “Windows XP” or “Mac OS
X”.
• Pictures can only be read on the camera.
They cannot be written to a card or
deleted.
• When there are 1000 or more pictures on
a card, the pictures may not be imported.
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• Do not use any other USB connection
cables except the supplied one.
• Do not disconnect the USB connection
cable while [ACCESS] is displayed.
• When there are many pictures on the
card, it may take some time to transfer
them.
• You may not be able to play back motion
pictures on the card correctly when the
camera is connected to a PC. Import the
motion picture files to the PC and then
play them back.
• If battery power is exhausted while the
camera and the PC are communicating,
the recorded data may be damaged.
When you connect the camera to the PC,
use a battery with sufficient battery power
(P16) or the AC adaptor (DMW-AC7;
optional).
• If the remaining battery power becomes
low while the camera and the PC are
communicating, the power indicator blinks
and the alarm beeps. In this case, stop
the communication at once on the PC.
• When connecting the camera to a
“Windows 2000” OS PC with the USB
connection cable, do not replace the
card while the camera and the PC are
connected. The information on the card
may be damaged. Disconnect the USB
connection cable before replacing the
card.
• Pictures edited or rotated with a PC may
be displayed in black in playback mode
(P40), multi playback (P78) and calendar
playback (P79).
• For information about this, refer to the
separate operating instructions for PC
connection.
• Read the operating instructions for the
PC.
Connecting to other equipment
Printing the Pictures
By connecting the camera directly to a
printer supporting PictBridge via the USB
connection cable (supplied), you can select
the pictures to print and start printing on the
camera’s screen.
Set print settings such as the print quality
on the printer beforehand. (Read the printer
operating instructions.)
REMOTE
AV OUT/
DIGITAL
1 Turn on the camera and the
printer.
2 Connect the camera to a printer
via the USB connection cable (supplied).
• Connect the USB connection cable with
the [
] mark facing the [] mark on
the [DIGITAL] socket.
• Hold the USB connection cable at and insert straight in or take straight
out.
3 Press to select [PictBridge
(PTP)] and then press
[MENU/SET].
USB MODE
DC IN 8.4V
PLEASE SELECT
THE USB MODE
PC
PictBridge(PTP)
SELECT
SET
MENU
MENU
SET
• If you set [USB MODE] in the [SETUP]
menu to [PictBridge (PTP)] in advance,
it is not necessary to set this every time
you connect to a printer. (P30)
: USB connection cable (supplied)
: AC adaptor (DMW-AC7; optional)
• It may take time to print some pictures.
Use a battery with sufficient battery power
(P16) or the AC adaptor (DMW-AC7;
optional) when you connect to a printer.
• Turn the camera off before inserting or
removing the cable for the AC adaptor
(DMW-AC7; optional).
• Do not use any other USB connection
cables except the supplied one.
• To print the age in [BABY1]/[BABY2]
(P69) in scene mode or the departure
date for [TRAVEL DATE] (P71), use the
software [LUMIX Simple Viewer] or
[PHOTOfunSTUDIO-viewer-] in the
CD-ROM (supplied) and print from the
PC. For information about this, refer to the
separate operating instructions for PC
connection.
• To find out more about PictBridge
compliant printers, contact your local
dealer.
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Connecting to other equipment
w Single picture
1 Press to select
[SINGLE PICTURE] and then
press[MENU/SET].
PictBridge
• [PRINT WITH DATE]
SINGLE PICTURE
DPOF PICTURE
SELECT
SET
MENU
PictBridge
100 _ 0001
1/3
PLEASE SELECT
THE PICTURE TO PRINT
EXIT
Settings on the printer are
prioritized.
MENU
SET
2 Press / to select the picture
and then press .
SELECT
PRINT
• When you want to print pictures in a paper
size or a layout which is not supported by
the camera, set [PAPER SIZE] or
[PAGE LAYOUT] to [
] and then set the
paper size or the layout on the printer. (For
details, refer to the operating instructions
of the printer.)
[OFF] Date is not printed.
[ON]
Date is printed.
• If the printer does not support date
printing, the date cannot be printed on the
picture.
• [NUM. OF PRINTS]
Set the number of prints.
MENU
• The message disappears in about
2 seconds.
3 Press to select [PRINT START]
and then press[MENU/SET].
• [PAPER SIZE]
(Paper sizes that can be set with this unit)
The paper sizes are displayed on pages
1/2 and 2/2. Press to select.
1/2
Settings on the printer are
prioritized.
SINGLE PICTURE
PRINT START
PRINT WITH DATE
NUM. OF PRINTS
PAPER SIZE
PAGE LAYOUT
CANCEL
SELECT
1秒
1OFF
EXIT
MENU
MENU
SET
• Press [MENU/SET] to cancel printing.
[L/3.5SM5S]
89 mmM127 mm
[2L/5SM7S]
127 mmM178 mm
[POSTCARD] 100 mmM148 mm
[A4]
210 mmM297 mm
2/2_
4 Disconnect the USB connection
cable after printing.
[CARD SIZE]
54 mmM85.6 mm
[10M15cm]
100 mmM150 mm
[4SM6S]
101.6 mmM152.4 mm
w Setting date printing, the number of
prints, the paper size and the page
layout
Select and set each item in step 3.
• Items not supported by the printer are
displayed in gray and cannot be selected.
[8SM10S]
203.2 mmM254 mm
[LETTER]
216 mmM279.4 mm
_These items cannot be displayed when
the printer does not support the paper
sizes.
• [PAGE LAYOUT]
(Layouts for printing that can be set with
this unit)
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Connecting to other equipment
[DPOF PICTURE], printing starts and the
recording date is printed.
Settings on the printer are
prioritized.
1 picture with no frame on 1 page
1 picture with a frame on 1 page
2 pictures on 1 page
4 pictures on 1 page
• An item cannot be selected if the printer
does not support the page layout.
w DPOF picture
• Set the DPOF print setting on the
camera in advance. (P105)
1 Press to select
[DPOF PICTURE] and then press
[MENU/SET].
w Layout printing
• When printing a picture several times
on 1 sheet of paper
For example, if you want to print a picture
4 times on 1 sheet of paper, set
[PAGE LAYOUT] to [
] and then set
[NUM. OF PRINTS] to 4.
• When printing different pictures on
1 sheet of paper (only in DPOF
printing)
For example, if you want to print 4 different
pictures on 1 sheet of paper, set
[PAGE LAYOUT] to [
] and then set
[COUNT] in [DPOF PRINT] (P105) to 1 for
each of the 4 pictures.
PictBridge
SINGLE PICTURE
DPOF PICTURE
SELECT
SET
MENU
MENU
SET
2 Press to select [PRINT START]
and then press [MENU/SET].
DPOF
PRINT START
PAPER SIZE
PAGE LAYOUT
DPOF SET
CANCEL
SELECT
EXIT
MENU
MENU
SET
• You cannot select [PRINT START]
when the DPOF print setting is not set.
Select [DPOF SET] and then set the
DPOF print setting. (P105)
• Press [MENU/SET] to cancel printing.
3 Disconnect the USB connection
cable after printing.
w Setting the date printing with the
DPOF print in advance
We recommend setting DPOF date printing
with [DPOF PRINT] (P106) in advance
when the printer supports it. If you select
• Do not disconnect the USB connection cable
when the cable disconnection warning icon
[
] is displayed. (Depending on the
printer, the icon may not be displayed.)
• If the remaining battery power becomes
low while the camera and the printer are
connected, the power indicator blinks and
the alarm beeps. If this happens during
printing, press [MENU/SET] and stop
printing at once. If not printing, disconnect
the USB connection cable.
• The camera is receiving an error message
from the printer when the [q] indication
lights orange during printing. After
finishing printing, make sure there are no
problems with the printer.
• If the total number of DPOF prints or the
number of DPOF pictures printed is high,
pictures may be printed several times. The
remaining number of prints indicated may differ
from the number set. This is not a malfunction.
• With date printing, the setting on the
printer may take priority over the setting
on the camera. Check the date print
setting on the printer also.
• When the pictures in RAW files are to be
printed, the JPEG pictures recorded
simultaneously by the camera will be
printed. If JPEG pictures do not exit, RAW
file pictures cannot be printed.
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Playing Back Pictures
on a TV Screen
3 Turn the TV on and select external
input.
4 Turn the camera on.
w Playing back pictures using the AV
cable (supplied)
• Set the aspect of the TV on the camera.
(P30)
• Turn the camera and the TV off.
REMOTE
AV OUT/
DIGITAL
DC IN 8.4V
1 Connect the AV cable (supplied) to the [AV OUT] socket
on the camera.
• Connect the AV cable with the [
]
mark facing the [] mark on the
[AV OUT] socket.
• Hold the AV cable at and insert
straight in or take straight out.
2 Connect the AV cable to the video
input and the audio input sockets
on the TV.
• Yellow: to the video input socket
• White: to the audio input socket
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• Do not use any other AV cables except the
supplied one.
• The top and bottom or left and right of the
picture may be cut off slightly when it is
displayed due to the characteristics of the TV.
• Depending on the screen mode setting of
the TV when you connect the camera to a
wide-screen TV or a high-definition TV,
the picture may be stretched horizontally
or vertically and the top and bottom and or
left and right of the picture may be cut off
when it is displayed. In this case, change
the screen mode setting.
• Audio playback is monaural.
• Read the operating instructions for the TV.
• When you play back a picture vertically, it
may be blurry.
• Select [TV ASPECT] to match the aspect
of the TV.
• You can view pictures on TVs in other
countries (regions) which use the NTSC or
PAL system when you set [VIDEO OUT] in
the [SETUP] menu. Even if you set
[VIDEO OUT] to [PAL], the output signal will
still be NTSC in the recording mode.
w Playing back pictures on a TV with an
SD Memory Card slot
Still pictures recorded on an SD Memory
Card can be played back on a TV with an
SD Memory Card slot.
• You cannot play back an SDHC Memory
Card if the TV model does not support it.
• Depending on the TV model, pictures may
not be displayed on the full screen.
• Motion pictures cannot be played back. To play
back motion pictures, connect the camera to
the TV with the AV cable (supplied).
• You may not be able to play back
MultiMediaCards.
Others
Others
Using the MC
Protector/ND Filter
2 Attach the MC protector or the
ND filter .
The MC protector (DMW-LMC55; optional)
is a transparent filter which affects neither
the colors nor the amount of light, so it can
always be used to protect the camera’s
lens.
The ND filter (DMW-LND55; optional)
reduces the amount of light to
approximately 1/8th (equal to adjusting the
aperture value 3 increments) without
affecting the color balance.
1 Remove the lens cap.
• You cannot attach the MC protector and
the ND filter at the same time.
• If the MC protector/ND filter are tightened
too much, you may not be able to remove
them. Do not tighten them too much.
• When taking pictures with the flash using
the MC protector or ND filter, vignetting
effect may occur.
• If the MC protector/ND filter are dropped,
they may be destroyed. Be careful not to
drop them when attaching them to the
camera.
• You can attach the lens hood when the
MC Protector and ND Filter are attached.
• Detach the MC Protector and ND filter
before attaching the conversion lens.
• MCW“Multi-coated”
NDW“Neutral Density”
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Others
Using the Remote
Shutter
:Press the button fully to take the
picture. (Press it as far as it will go.)
If you use the remote shutter (DMW-RSL1;
optional), you can avoid jitter (camera
shake) when using a tripod. The remote
shutter works similar to the shutter button
on the camera.
1 Connect the remote shutter to
the [REMOTE] socket on the
camera firmly.
REMOTE
AV OUT/
DIGITAL
w About [LOCK] on the remote shutter
• You can keep the shutter button
pressed fully.
• While pressing the shutter button fully,
slide it to the [LOCK] side.
DC IN 8.4V
2 Take a picture.
• Slide it to the other side to cancel
[LOCK].
:Press the button lightly to press
halfway.
• Cancel [LOCK] on the remote shutter
before connecting it to the camera.
• The camera cannot be operated while the
shutter button on the remote shutter is
held down or while the shutter button is at
the [LOCK] position.
• Bulb exposure is not available with this
camera.
• You cannot operate the camera with the
shutter remote control in the following
cases:
– When the power save mode is canceled
– When you determine the part to be
trimmed (P109)
– When you determine the aspect ratio
conversion (P110)
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Others
Others
Cautions for Use
w Optimal use of the camera
Take care not to drop or knock the unit
or put a lot of pressure on it.
• Take care not to drop or knock the bag
that you inserted the unit in as it may
strongly shock the unit.
• A strong shock may break the lens,
screen or outer case and cause the
camera to malfunction.
Keep the camera as far away as possible
from electromagnetic equipment (such
as microwave ovens, TVs, video games
etc.).
• If you use the camera on top of or near a
TV, the pictures and sound on the camera
may be disrupted by electromagnetic
wave radiation.
• Do not use the camera near cell phones
because doing so may result in noise
adversely affecting the pictures and
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
the camera, disturbing the pictures and
sound.
• If the camera is adversely affected by
electromagnetic equipment and stops
functioning properly, turn the camera off
and remove the battery or disconnect AC
adaptor (DMW-AC7; optional). Then
reinsert the battery or reconnect AC
adaptor and turn the camera on.
Always use the supplied cords and
cables. If you use optional accessories,
use the cords and the cables supplied
with them.
Do not extend the cords or the cables.
Do not spray the camera with
insecticides or volatile chemicals.
• If the camera is sprayed with such
chemicals, the body of the camera may be
damaged and the surface finish may peel
off.
• Do not keep rubber or plastic products in
contact with the camera for a long period
of time.
Do not use benzine, thinner or alcohol
for cleaning the camera.
• Before cleaning the camera, remove the
battery or disconnect the AC adaptor
(DMW-AC7; optional) from the electrical
outlet.
• The body of the camera may be damaged
and the surface finish may peel off.
• If you use a chemically treated cloth, read
the instructions that come with the cloth.
• Wipe the dust or fingerprints with a soft,
dry cloth.
• Wipe off any dirt or dust on the zoom ring
or the focus ring with a dry dust cloth.
• Do not use a kitchen detergent or a
chemically treated cloth.
• If rain water or other drops of water splash
onto the camera, use a dry cloth to wipe
the camera body carefully.
Do not use the camera near radio
transmitters or high-voltage lines.
• If you record near radio transmitters or
high-voltage lines, the recorded pictures
and sound may be adversely affected.
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w Card
Do not leave the card where the
temperature is high, where
electromagnetic waves or static
electricity are easily generated or
exposed to direct sunlight.
Do not bend or drop the card.
• The card may be damaged or the recorded
content may be damaged or deleted.
• Put the card in the card case or the
storage bag after use and when storing or
carrying the card.
• Do not allow dirt, dust or water to get into
the terminals on the back of the card and
do not touch the terminals with your
fingers.
w Battery
The battery is a rechargeable lithium ion
battery. Its ability to generate power
comes from the chemical reaction that
takes place inside it. This reaction is
susceptible to the surrounding
temperature and humidity. If the
temperature is too high or too low, the
operating time of the battery will
become shorter.
If you drop the battery accidentally,
check to see if the body of the battery
and the terminals are damaged.
• Inserting a damaged battery in the
camera will damage the camera.
Bring charged spare batteries when
going out.
• Be aware that the operating time of the
battery becomes shorter in low
temperature conditions such as at a ski
resort.
• When you travel, do not forget to bring the
battery charger (supplied) so that you can
charge the battery in the country that you
are travelling in.
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Dispose of unusable battery.
• The batteries has a limited life.
• Do not throw batteries into fire because it
may cause an explosion.
• The unusable batteries should be
discarded in accordance with battery
recycling laws. Call the RBRC hotline on
1-800-822-8837 for information.
Do not allow battery terminals to come
into contact with metal objects (such as
necklaces, hairpins etc.).
• This can cause short circuiting or heat
generation and you may be badly burned
if you touch a battery.
w Charger
• If you use the battery charger near a
radio, the radio reception may be
disturbed. Keep the charger 1 m
(3.28 feet) or more away from radios.
• The charger may generate whirring
sounds when it is being used. This is not a
malfunction.
• After using the charger, be sure to
disconnect it from the electrical outlet. (A
very small amount of current is consumed
if it is left connected.)
• Keep the terminals of the charger and
battery clean.
Message Display
Confirmation messages or error messages
will be displayed on the screen in some
cases.
The major messages are described below
as examples.
[THIS MEMORY CARD IS PROTECTED]
The Write-Protect switch on the SD
Memory Card or the SDHC Memory Card
is slid to the [LOCK] side. Slide it to the
other side to unlock it. (P20, 107, 111)
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[NO VALID PICTURE TO PLAY]
Record a picture or insert a card with a
recorded picture and then play it.
[THIS PICTURE IS PROTECTED]
Delete or overwrite the picture after
canceling the protect setting. (P107)
[THIS PICTURE CANNOT BE DELETED]/
[SOME PICTURES CANNOT BE
DELETED]
Pictures not based on the DCF standard
cannot be deleted. If you want to delete
some pictures, format the card after saving
necessary data on a PC etc. (P111)
[NO ADDITIONAL DELETE SELECTIONS
CAN BE MADE]
You have exceeded the number of pictures
that can be set at once with
[MULTI DELETE]. Delete the selected
pictures and then select [MULTI DELETE]
again to delete any remaining pictures.
More than 999 favorites have been set.
[CANNOT BE SET ON THIS PICTURE]/
[CANNOT BE SET ON SOME PICTURES]
If the pictures are not based on the DCF
standard, the DPOF print cannot be set.
[MEMORY CARD ERROR
FORMAT THIS CARD?]
The card format cannot be recognized by
the camera. Format the card again with the
camera after saving necessary data on a
PC etc. (P111)
[PLEASE TURN CAMERA OFF AND
THEN ON AGAIN]
This message appears when you exert
pressure on the lens with your hand etc. or
the camera is not operating properly. Turn
the camera off and on. If the message
persists, contact the dealer or your nearest
servicenter.
[MEMORY CARD ERROR
PLEASE CHECK THE CARD]
• An error has occurred accessing the card.
Insert the card again.
[READ ERROR
PLEASE CHECK THE CARD]
An error has occurred reading the data.
Insert the card again. Make sure the card is
inserted properly and then play back again.
[WRITE ERROR
PLEASE CHECK THE CARD]
An error has occurred writing the data.
Turn the camera off and remove the card.
Insert the card again and turn the camera
on. Make sure the camera is turned off
before removing or inserting the card to
avoid damage.
[MOTION RECORDING WAS
CANCELLED DUE TO THE LIMITATION
OF THE WRITING SPEED OF THE
CARD]
• When you set the picture quality to
[30fpsVGA] or [30fps16:9], we
recommend using a high speed SD
Memory Card with “10MB/s” or greater
displayed on the package.
• Depending on the type of SD Memory
Card or SDHC Memory Card, recording
may stop in the middle.
[A FOLDER CANNOT BE CREATED]
A folder cannot be created because there
are no remaining folder numbers that can
be used. (P113)
Format the card after saving necessary
data on a PC etc. (P111) If you execute
[NO.RESET] in the [SETUP] menu after
formatting, the folder number is reset to
100. (P29)
[PICTURE IS DISPLAYED FOR 4:3 TV]/
[PICTURE IS DISPLAYED FOR 16:9 TV]
• The AV cable is connected to the camera.
Press [MENU/SET] if you want to delete
this message at once.
• Select [TV ASPECT] in the [SETUP]
menu to change the TV aspect. (P30)
• This message also appears when the
USB connection cable is connected to the
camera only.
In this case, connect the other end of the
USB connection cable to a PC or a printer.
(P112, 115)
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Troubleshooting
If you return the menu settings to the initial
settings at the time of purchase, the
condition may improve.
Select [RESET] in the [SETUP] menu.
(P30)
w Battery and power source
1: The camera cannot be operated even
when it is turned on.
• Is the battery inserted correctly?
• Is the battery sufficiently charged?
– Use a battery that has been
sufficiently charged.
2: The LCD monitor turns off while the
camera is turned on.
• Does the picture appear on the
Viewfinder?
– Press the [EVF/LCD] button to switch
to LCD monitor display.
• Is power save mode (P29) activated?
– Press the shutter button halfway to
cancel these modes.
• Is the battery exhausted?
– Charge the battery or replace it with a
battery which has enough capacity.
3: The camera turns off immediately
after it is turned on.
• Is the battery charge insufficient to
operate the camera?
– Use a battery that has been
sufficiently charged.
– If you leave the camera on, the
battery will be exhausted. Turn the
camera off frequently by using power
save mode (P29) etc.
w Recording
1: The picture cannot be recorded.
• Is the card inserted?
• Is the mode dial correctly set?
• Is there any memory remaining on the
card?
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– Before recording, delete some
pictures. (P41)
2: The recorded picture is whitish.
The lens is dirty.
• The picture can become whitish if there
is dirt e.g. fingerprints on the lens.
When the lens is dirty, turn the camera
on and lightly wipe the surface of the
lens with a soft dry cloth.
3: The recorded picture is too bright or
dark.
• Check that the exposure is correctly
compensated. (P52)
4: 2 or 3 pictures are taken at one time.
• Is auto bracket (P53) or burst mode
set? (P55)
5: The subject is not focused properly.
• The focus range varies depending on
the recording mode.
Rotate the mode dial to set the proper
mode for the distance to the subject.
• Is the subject beyond the focus range of
the camera? (P34)
• Have you taken a picture with jitter?
6: The recorded picture is blurred. The
optical image stabilizer is not
effective.
• The shutter speed will become slower
and the optical image stabilizer function
may not work properly when taking
pictures especially in dark places. In
this case, we recommend holding the
camera firmly with both hands when
taking pictures. (P33) We recommend
using a tripod and the self-timer (P51)
when taking pictures with a slow shutter
speed.
7: The recorded picture looks rough.
Noise appears on the picture.
• Is the ISO sensitivity high or the shutter
speed slow?
(ISO sensitivity is set to [AUTO] when
the camera is shipped. Therefore, when
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taking pictures indoors etc. the ISO
sensitivity increases.)
– Decrease the ISO sensitivity. (P85)
– Set [NOISE REDUCTION] in
[PICT.ADJ.] to [HIGH] or set every
item except [NOISE REDUCTION] to
[LOW]. (P94)
– Take pictures in bright places.
• In [HIGH SENS.] (P70) in scene mode,
the resolution of the recorded picture
decreases slightly because of high
sensitivity processing.
This is not a malfunction.
8: Motion picture recording stops in the
middle.
• Are you using a MultiMediaCard?
– This unit does not support
MultiMediaCards.
• When you set the picture quality to
[30fpsVGA] or [30fps16:9], we
recommend using a high speed SD
Memory Card with “10MB/s” or greater
displayed on the package.
• Depending on the type of SD Memory
Card or SDHC Memory Card, recording
may stop in the middle.
9: When the shutter button is pressed
halfway, the image becomes a still
image for that instant.
• Is 3-area focusing (High speed) or
1-area focusing (High speed) selected
as the AF mode? (P90)
w LCD monitor/Viewfinder
1: The LCD monitor/Viewfinder becomes
darker or brighter for a moment.
• This phenomenon appears when you
press the shutter button halfway to set
the aperture value and does not affect
the recorded pictures.
2: The LCD monitor flickers indoors.
• The LCD monitor may flicker for a few
seconds after turning the camera on
indoors under fluorescent light.
This is not a malfunction.
3: The LCD monitor/Viewfinder is too
bright or dark.
• Adjust the brightness of the screen. (P28)
• Is the power LCD function activated?
4: The picture is not displayed on the
LCD monitor.
• Does the picture appear on the
Viewfinder?
– Press the [EVF/LCD] button to switch
to LCD monitor display.
5: Black, red, blue and green dots
appear on the LCD monitor.
• These pixels do not affect the recorded
pictures.
This is not a malfunction.
6: Noise appears on the LCD monitor.
• In dark places, noise may appear to
maintain the brightness of the LCD
monitor.
This does not affect the pictures you are
recording.
7: A vertical line appears on the LCD
monitor.
• This is a phenomenon called smear. It
is a characteristic of CCD and appears
when the subject has a bright part.
Uneven colors may also appear around
the smear. This is not a malfunction. It
is recorded in motion pictures but is not
recorded on still pictures.
8: Distortion in the LCD monitor.
• When holding the edge of the LCD
monitor, there may be some distortion,
however this is not a malfunction.
Moreover, this has no effect on the
taken pictures or playback.
w Flash
1: The flash is not activated.
• Is the flash setting set to Forced OFF
[
]?
– Press the [ OPEN] button to open
the flash. (P47)
• The flash is not activated when motion
picture mode [
], [SCENERY] (P65),
[NIGHT SCENERY] (P66),
[FIREWORKS] (P68), [HIGH SENS.]
(P70) or [STARRY SKY] (P68) in scene
mode is selected.
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2: The flash is activated 2 times.
• When you select red-eye reduction
(P47), the flash is activated once before
the actual recording to reduce the
red-eye phenomenon (eyes of the
subject appearing red in the picture)
and then activated again for the actual
recording.
w Playback
1: The picture being played back is
rotated and displayed in an
unexpected direction.
The camera has a function that
automatically rotates the display of
pictures recorded holding the camera
vertically. (If you take pictures when
aiming the camera up or down, the
camera may recognize that it is being
held vertically.)
• You can display the pictures without
being rotated when [ROTATE DISP.]
(P104) is set to [OFF].
• You can rotate pictures with the
[ROTATE] function. (P104)
2: The picture is not played back.
• Is the mode dial set to playback [
• Is the card inserted?
• Is there a picture in the card?
]?
3: The folder number and the file number
are displayed as [—] and the screen
turns black.
• Is the picture edited with a PC or
recorded with a digital camera from
another manufacturer?
This may also happen if the battery is
removed immediately after recording or
if recording with a exhausted battery.
– Format the data to delete the pictures
mentioned above. (P111) (Formatting
irretrievably deletes all data including
the other pictures. Check the data
carefully before formatting.)
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4: The picture is displayed with a date
different from the actual recording
date in calendar playback.
• Was the picture edited with a PC or
recorded with a digital camera from
another manufacturer?
This kind of picture may be displayed
with a date different from the actual
recording date in calendar playback.
(P79)
• Is the clock in the camera set properly?
(P28)
For example, if the clock setting on the
camera is different from the date and
time set on the PC and you acquire
pictures recorded with the camera to
the PC and then write them back to the
card, the pictures may be displayed with
dates different from the actual recording
dates in calendar playback etc.
w TV, PC and printer
1: The picture does not appear on the
television.
• Is the camera connected to the TV
correctly?
• Set the TV input to external input mode.
2: The display areas on the TV screen
and the camera’s LCD monitor are
different.
Depending on the TV model, the area
display may be smaller so the picture
may be stretched horizontally or
vertically and the top and bottom or left
and right of the picture may be cut off
when it is displayed. This is due to the
TV specifications and is not a
malfunction.
3: The motion pictures cannot be played
back on a TV.
• Are you trying to play back the motion
pictures by directly inserting the card in
the card slot of the TV?
– Connect the camera to the TV with
the AV cable (supplied) and then play
back the pictures on the camera.
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4: The picture cannot be transferred
when the camera is connected to a
PC.
• Is the camera connected to the PC
correctly?
• Is the camera recognized by the PC
correctly?
• Set [USB MODE] to [PC]. (P30, 112)
5: The card is not recognized by the PC.
• Disconnect the USB connection cable.
Connect it again while the card is
inserted in the camera.
6: The picture cannot be printed when
the camera is connected to a printer.
• Does the printer support PictBridge?
– You cannot print pictures with printers
which do not support PictBridge.
(P115)
• Set [USB MODE] to [PictBridge (PTP)].
(P30, 115)
7: The ends of the pictures are cut at
printing.
• When using a printer with a trimming or
borderless printing function, cancel this
function before printing. (For details,
refer to the operating instructions for the
printer.)
• When you order photo studios to print
pictures, ask the photo studio if the
pictures can be printed with both ends.
8: The picture is not displayed fully on
the TV.
• Set the aspect of the TV on the camera.
(P30)
w Others
1: An unreadable language was selected
by mistake.
• Press [MENU/SET], select the [SETUP]
menu icon [ ] and then select the [ ]
icon to set the desired language. (P31)
2: The camera will make sounds caused
by internal mechanical movement
when it is shaken.
• The sound arises when the lens moves.
This is not a malfunction.
3: The setting for the auto review
function is disabled.
• Are you taking pictures using auto
bracket (P53)? Is the camera in burst
mode (P55) or motion picture mode
[
] (P76)? Is [AUDIO REC.] set to
[ON] (P89)?
– In these cases, you cannot set the
auto review function in the [SETUP]
menu.
4: A red lamp sometimes turns on when
the shutter button is pressed halfway.
• In dark places, the AF assist lamp (P91)
lights red to make it easier to focus on a
subject.
5: The AF assist lamp does not turn on.
• Is [AF ASSIST LAMP] on the [REC]
mode menu set to [ON]? (P91)
• Are you taking pictures in dark places?
– The AF assist lamp does not turn on
in bright places.
• The AF assist lamp does not turn on
when [SCENERY] (P65),
[NIGHT SCENERY] (P66),
[FIREWORKS] (P68) or [PANNING]
(P66) in scene mode is selected.
6: The camera becomes warm.
• The surface of the camera may become
warm during use. This does not affect
the performance or quality of the
camera.
7: The lens clicks.
• When the brightness changes due to
zoom or camera movement etc., the
lens may click and the picture on the
screen may drastically change.
However, the picture is not affected.
The sound is caused by the automatic
adjustment of the aperture.
This is not a malfunction.
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8: The clock is reset.
• If you do not use the camera for a long
time, the clock may be reset. When the
message [PLEASE SET THE CLOCK]
appears, set the clock again. (P26)
• When you take a picture before setting
the clock, [0:00 0. 0. 0] is recorded.
9: Colors appear on the picture which
were not found in the actual scene.
• Depending on the zoom magnification,
the picture may have some colored
fringes around the subject. This is
called chromatic aberration and may be
more visible when recording distant
subjects. However this is not a
malfunction.
10: The file numbers are not recorded
consecutively.
• When you perform an operation after
taking a certain action, the pictures
may be recorded in folders with
different numbers from the ones used
prior to the operation. (P113)
11: The file numbers are recorded in
ascending order.
• If the battery is inserted or removed
when the camera is not turned off, the
recorded folder numbers are lost.
However if you turn the camera on
again and record pictures, the
recorded folder numbers are different
from the prior recorded folder
numbers.
12: The picture is displayed in black.
• Pictures edited or rotated with a PC
may be displayed in black in playback
mode (P40), multi playback (P78) and
calendar playback (P79).
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Number of recordable pictures and available
recording time
• The number of recordable pictures and the available recording time are an
approximation. (These vary depending on the recording conditions and the type of card.)
• The number of recordable pictures varies depending on the subjects.
w Number of recordable pictures
Aspect ratio
Picture size
Quality
Card
(10M):
(3648M2736 pixels)
(8M EZ):
(3264M2448 pixels)
RAW
16 MB
0
2
5
2
6
32 MB
1
5
11
6
14
30
64 MB
2
11
24
14
128 MB
5
24
49
30
61
256 MB
10
48
97
61
120
512 MB
21
97
190
120
240
1 GB
42
195
380
240
480
2 GB
86
390
780
490
970
4 GB
170
770
1540
970
1910
Aspect ratio
Picture size
(5M EZ):
(3M EZ):
(2M EZ):
(2560M1920 pixels) (2048M1536 pixels) (1600M1200 pixels)
Quality
Card
16 MB
5
10
8
16
13
27
32 MB
11
23
18
36
29
58
64 MB
24
48
38
75
61
120
128 MB
50
99
78
150
125
240
256 MB
98
190
150
290
240
470
512 MB
195
380
300
590
480
940
1 GB
390
770
600
1180
970
1880
2 GB
790
1530
1220
2360
1920
3610
4 GB
1560
3010
2410
4640
3770
7090
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Aspect ratio
Picture size
Quality
Card
(8.5M):
(3600M2400 pixels)
(7M EZ):
(4.5M EZ):
(2.5M EZ):
(3248M2160 pixels) (2560M1712 pixels) (2048M1360 pixels)
RAW
16 MB
0
2
5
3
7
5
12
9
18
32 MB
1
6
13
7
16
13
26
20
40
64 MB
3
13
27
17
34
27
54
43
83
128 MB
6
28
57
35
70
56
110
88
165
256 MB
12
56
110
69
135
110
210
170
330
512 MB
23
110
220
135
270
210
430
340
650
1 GB
48
220
440
270
540
440
860
680
1310
2 GB
97
450
900
560
1090
890
1700
1360
2560
4 GB
190
900
1770
1100
2150
1740
3350
2680
5020
Aspect ratio
Picture size
Quality
Card
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(7M):
(3584M2016 pixels)
(5.5M EZ):
(2M EZ):
(3072M1728 pixels) (1920M1080 pixels)
RAW
16 MB
0
3
7
4
10
12
25
32 MB
1
7
16
10
21
27
53
105
64 MB
3
16
33
22
45
57
128 MB
7
34
68
46
92
115
220
256 MB
14
67
130
91
180
230
430
512 MB
28
130
260
180
350
450
860
1 GB
56
260
530
360
710
910
1720
2 GB
115
540
1070
730
1420
1800
3410
4 GB
220
1060
2110
1450
2800
3540
6700
Others
w Available recording time
Picture quality setting
SD Memory
Card
SDHC Memory
Card
30fps
VGA
10fps
VGA
30fps
QVGA
10fps
QVGA
30fps
16:9
10fps
16:9
16 MB
6s
26 s
26 s
1 min
23 s
5s
32 MB
17 s
59 s
59 s
2 min
55 s
14 s
50 s
22 s
64 MB
39 s
2 min
2 min
6 min
33 s
1 min
46 s
128 MB
1 min
23 s
4 min
10 s
4 min
10 s
12 min
20 s
1 min
11 s
3 min
35 s
256 MB
2 min
45 s
8 min
10 s
8 min
10 s
24 min
2 min
20 s
7 min
512 MB
5 min
30 s
16 min
20 s
16 min
20 s
47 min
50 s
4 min
40 s
14 min
9 min
20 s
28 min
10 s
1 GB
11 min
32 min
50 s
32 min
50 s
1h
35 min
50 s
2 GB
22 min
30 s
1h
7 min
1h
7 min
3h
15 min
19 min
20 s
57 min
30 s
4 GB_
44 min
20 s
2h
11 min
50 s
2h
11 min
50 s
6h
22 min
50 s
38 min
1h
53 min
10 s
_Motion pictures can be recorded continuously up to 2 GB.
• If you set the quality to [RAW], the picture size is fixed to the maximum picture size for
each aspect ratio.
• The number of recordable pictures and the available recording time displayed on the LCD
monitor/Viewfinder may not decrease in order.
• This unit does not support recording motion pictures on MultiMediaCards.
• The extended optical zoom does not work in [HIGH SENS.] (P70) in scene mode so the
picture size for [EZ] is not displayed.
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Specifications
Digital Camera:
Information for your safety
Power Source:
DC 8.4 V
Power Consumption:
1.7
1.7
1.0
1.0
W (When recording with LCD Monitor)
W (When recording with Viewfinder)
W (When playing back with LCD Monitor)
W (When playing back with Viewfinder)
Camera Effective pixels: 10,100,000 pixels
Image sensor:
1/1.8S CCD, total pixel number 10,370,000 pixels
Primary color filter
Lens:
Optical 12M zoom, fN7.4 mm to 88.8 mm (35 mm film camera
equivalent: 35 mm to 420 mm)/F2.8 to F3.7
Digital zoom:
Max. 4M
Extended optical zoom: Max. 21.4M
Focus:
Normal/AF MACRO/Manual,
9-area-focusing/3-area-focusing (High speed)/
1-area-focusing (High speed)/1-area-focusing/Spot-focusing
AF:
Focus range:
30 cm (0.98 feet) (Wide)/2 m (6.56 feet) (Tele) to c
AF MACRO/MF:
5 cm (0.16 feet) (Wide)/2 m (6.56 feet) (Tele) to c
Shutter system:
Electronic shutterKMechanical shutter
Burst recording
Burst speed:
2 pictures/second (High speed),1 picture/second (Low
speed), Approx. 1 picture/second (Unlimited)
Number of recordable
pictures:
Max. 5 pictures (Standard), max. 3 pictures (Fine),
Depends on the remaining capacity of the card. (Unlimited)
(Performance in burst recording is only with SD Memory Card/
SDHC Memory Card. MultiMediaCard performance will be
less.)
Motion picture recording: 848M480 pixels/640M480 pixels/320M240 pixels
(30 or 10 frames/second with audio. The maximum recording
time depends on the capacity of the card.)
ISO sensitivity:
AUTO/
/100/200/400/800/1600
[HIGH SENS.] mode: 3200
Shutter speed:
60 to 1/2000th of a second
[STARRY SKY] mode: 15 seconds, 30 seconds, 60 seconds
Motion picture mode:1/30th of a second to 1/6400th of a
second
White balance:
AUTO/Daylight/Cloudy/Shade/Halogen/Flash/White set1/
White set2
Exposure (AE):
Program AE (P)/Aperture-priority AE (A)/
Shutter-priority AE (S)/Manual exposure (M)
Exposure compensation (1/3 EV Step, L2 EV to K2 EV)
Metering mode:
Multiple/Center weighted/Spot
LCD monitor:
2.0S low-temperature polycrystalline TFT LCD
(207,000 pixels) (field of view ratio about 100%)
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Viewfinder:
Flash:
Microphone:
Speaker:
Recording media:
Picture size
Still picture:
Motion pictures:
Quality:
Recording file format
Still Picture:
Picture with audio:
Motion pictures:
Interface
Digital:
Analog video/audio:
Terminal
REMOTE:
AV OUT/DIGITAL:
DC IN:
Dimensions:
Mass:
Operating Temperature:
Operating Humidity:
Color LCD Viewfinder (230,000 pixels)
(field of view ratio about 100%)
(with diopter adjustment L4 to K4 diopter)
Built-in pop up flash
Flash range: (ISO AUTO)
Approx. 30 cm (0.98 feet) to 7.4 m (24.28 feet) (Wide)
AUTO, AUTO/Red-eye reduction, Forced ON (Forced ON/
Red-eye reduction), Slow sync./Red-eye reduction,
Forced OFF
Monaural
Monaural
SDHC Memory Card/SD Memory Card/MultiMediaCard (Still
pictures only)
When the aspect ratio setting is [
]
3648M2736 pixels, 3264M2448 pixels, 2560M1920 pixels,
2048M1536 pixels, 1600M1200 pixels
When the aspect ratio setting is [
]
3600M2400 pixels, 3248M2160 pixels, 2560M1712 pixels,
2048M1360 pixels
When the aspect ratio setting is [
]
3584M2016 pixels, 3072M1728 pixels, 1920M1080 pixels
When the aspect ratio setting is [
]
640M480 pixels/320M240 pixels
When the aspect ratio setting is [
]
848M480 pixels
Fine/Standard/RAW
JPEG (Design rule for Camera File system, based on
Exif 2.21 standard)/ RAW, DPOF corresponding
JPEG (Design rule for Camera File system, based on
Exif 2.21 standard)K640M480 pixels
QuickTime (picture with audio)
QuickTime Motion JPEG (motion pictures with audio)
USB 2.0 (Full Speed)
NTSC/PAL Composite (Switched by menu),
Audio line output (monaural)
φ 2.5 mm jack
Dedicated jack (8 pin)
type 3 jack
131.2 mm (W)M85.5 mm (H)M142 mm (D)
(5 11/64S (W)M3 3/8S (H)M5 19/32S (D))
(excluding the projecting part)
Approx. 668 g/23.56 oz
(excluding Memory Card and battery)
Approx. 714 g/25.19 oz (with Memory Card and battery)
0 QC to 40 QC (32 QF to 104 QF)
10% to 80%
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Battery Charger
(Panasonic DE-993B):
Input:
Output:
Equipment mobility:
Information for your safety
110 V to 240 V 50/60 Hz, 0.15 A
CHARGE 8.4 V 0.43 A
Movable
Battery Pack (lithium-ion)
(Panasonic CGR-S006A): Information for your safety
Voltage/capacity:
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Others
Digital Camera Accessory System
Accessory#
Description
Figure
CGR-S006A
Lithum Ion Battery
DMW-AC7
AC Adaptor
: DMW-LMC55
: DMW-LND55
: DMW-LT55
: DMW-LW55
: DMW-LC55
DMW-FL500
DMW-FL360
: MC Protector
: ND Filter
:Tele Conversion Lens
:Wide Conversion Lens
: Close-up Lens
Flash
will be on sale shortly
DMW-RSL1
Remote Shutter
DMW-CZA30
Leather Case
DMW-SSTL1
Shoulder Strap
RP-SDR04GU1K
RP-SDK02GU1A
RP-SDR02GU1A
RP-SDK01GU1A
RP-SDH01GU1A
RP-SDR01GU1A
RP-SDK512U1A
RP-SDR512U1A
RP-SDH256U1A
RP-SDR256U1A
RP-SD128BU1A
RP-SD064BPPA
4 GB SDHC Memory Card
2 GB SD Memory Card
2 GB SD Memory Card
1 GB SD Memory Card
1 GB SD Memory Card
1 GB SD Memory Card
512 MB SD Memory Card
512 MB SD Memory Card
256 MB SD Memory Card
256 MB SD Memory Card
128 MB SD Memory Card
64 MB SD Memory Card
• Refer to P16 for information about the battery charging time and the number of
recordable pictures.
• NOTE: Accessories and/or model numbers may vary between countries. Consult your local dealer.
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Digital Camera Accessory Order Form
(For USA Customers)
Please photocopy this form when placing an order.
1. Digital Camera Model #
2. Items Ordered
Accessory #
Description
Price Each
Quantity
Total Price
Subtotal
Your State & Local Sales Tax
Shipping & Handling
6.95
Total Enclosed
3. Method of payment (check one)
Check of Money Order enclosed (NO C.O.D.SHIPMENTS)
VISA
Credit Card #
MasterCard
Expiration Date
Discover
Customer Signature
Make Check or Money Order to: PANASONIC ACCESSORIES
(Please do not send cash)
4. Shipping information (UPS delivery requires complete street address)
Ship To:
Mr.
Mrs.
Ms.
First
Phone#:
Last
Day
(
)
Night
(
)
Street Address
City
State
Zip
TO OBTAIN ANY OF OUR DIGITAL CAMERA ACCESSORIES YOU CAN DO ANY OF
THE FOLLOWING:
VISIT YOUR LOCAL PANASONIC DEALER
OR
CALL PANASONIC’S ACCESSORY ORDER LINE AT 1-800-332-5368
[6 AM-5 PM M-F, 6 AM-10:30 AM SAT, PACIFIC TIME]
OR
MAIL THIS ORDER TO: PANASONIC SERVICES COMPANY ACCESSORY ORDER OFFICE
20421 84th Avenue South Kent, WA. 98032
In CANADA, please contact your local Dealer for more information about
accessories.
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Request for Service Notice (For USA Only)
Please photocopy this form when making a request for service notice.
In the unlikely event this product needs service.
include your proof of purchase.
Request for Service Notice: • Please
(Failure to do so will delay your repair.)
(USA Only)
• To further speed your repair, please provide
an explanation of what wrong with the unit
and any symptom it is exhibiting.
Mail this completed form and your Proof of Purchase along with your unit to:
Panasonic Services Company
410B Airport Road
Elgin, IL 60123-9333
Attn: Digital Camera Repair
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Limited Warranty (For USA Only)
PANASONIC CONSUMER ELECTRONICS COMPANY, DIVISION OF
PANASONIC CORPORATION OF NORTH AMERICA
One Panasonic Way, Secaucus, New Jersey 07094
PANASONIC PUERTO RICO, INC.
Ave. 65 de Infantería, Km. 9.5, San Gabriel Industrial Park, Carolina, Puerto
Rico 00985
Panasonic Digital Still Camera
Limited Warranty
Limited Warranty Coverage
If your product does not work properly because of a defect in materials or
workmanship, Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company or Panasonic Puerto
Rico, Inc. (collectively referred to as “the warrantor”) will, for the length of the
period indicated on the chart below, which starts with the date of original
purchase (“warranty period”), at its option either (a) repair your product with new
or refurbished parts, or (b) replace it with a new or refurbished product. The
decision to repair or replace will be made by the warrantor.
PRODUCT OR PART NAME
DIGITAL STILL CAMERA
(EXCEPT ITEMS LISTED
BELOW)
CCD
RECHARGEABLE BATTERY
PACK (IN EXCHANGE FOR
DEFECTIVE BATTERY PACK)
SD MEMORY CARD
(IN EXCHANGE FOR
DEFECTIVE SD CARD)
PARTS
LABOR
1 (ONE) YEAR
90 (NINETY) DAYS
6 (SIX) MONTHS
90 (NINETY) DAYS
90 (NINETY) DAYS
NOT APPLICABLE
90 (NINETY) DAYS
NOT APPLICABLE
During the “Labor” warranty period there will be no charge for labor. During the
“Parts” warranty period, there will be no charge for parts. You must carry-in or
mail-in your product during the warranty period. If non-rechargeable batteries
are included, they are not warranted. This warranty only applies to products
purchased and serviced in the United States or Puerto Rico. This warranty is
extended only to the original purchaser of a new product which was not sold “as
is”. A purchase receipt or other proof of the original purchase date is required for
warranty service.
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Carry-In or Mail-In Service
For Carry-In or Mail-In Service in the United States call
1-800-272-7033.
For assistance in Puerto Rico call Panasonic Puerto Rico, Inc.
(787)-750-4300 or fax (787)-768-2910.
This warranty ONLY COVERS failures due to defects in materials or
workmanship, and DOES NOT COVER normal wear and tear or cosmetic
damage. The warranty ALSO DOES NOT COVER damages which occurred in
shipment, or failures which are caused by products not supplied by the
warrantor, or failures which result from accidents, misuse, abuse, neglect,
mishandling, misapplication, alteration, faulty installation, set-up adjustments,
misadjustment of consumer controls, improper maintenance, power line surge,
lightning damage, modification, or commercial use (such as in a hotel, office,
restaurant, or other business), rental use of the product, service by anyone other
than a Factory Servicenter or other Authorized Servicer, or damage that is
attributable to acts of God.
THERE ARE NO EXPRESS WARRANTIES EXCEPT AS LISTED UNDER
“LIMITED WARRANTY COVERAGE”. THE WARRANTOR IS NOT LIABLE
FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RESULTING FROM
THE USE OF THIS PRODUCT, OR ARISING OUT OF ANY BREACH OF THIS
WARRANTY. (As examples, this excludes damages for lost time, travel to and
from the servicer, loss of media or images, data or other memory content. The
items listed are not exclusive, but are for illustration only.) ALL EXPRESS AND
IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING THE WARRANTY OF
MERCHANTABILITY, ARE LIMITED TO THE PERIOD OF THE LIMITED
WARRANTY.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or
consequential damages, or limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so
the exclusions may not apply to you.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights
which vary from state to state. If a problem with this product develops during or
after the warranty period, you may contact your dealer or Servicenter. If the
problem is not handled to your satisfaction, then write to the warrantor’s
Consumer Affairs Department at the addresses listed for the warrantor.
PARTS AND SERVICE WHICH ARE NOT COVERED BY THIS LIMITED
WARRANTY ARE YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.
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Customer Services Directory (For USA Only)
For Product Information, Operating Assistance, Literature Request,
Dealer Locations, and all Customer Service inquiries please contact:
1-800-272-7033, Monday-Friday 8:30am-8pm EST.
Web Site: http://www.panasonic.com/consumersupport
You can purchase parts, accessories or locate your
nearest servicenter by visiting our Web Site.
Accessory Purchases
Purchase Parts, Accessories and Instruction Books online for all Panasonic
Products by visiting our Web Site at:
http://www.pasc.panasonic.com
or, send your request by E-mail to:
npcparts@us.panasonic.com
You may also contact us directly at:
1-800-332-5368 (Phone) 1-800-237-9080 (Fax Only)
(Monday - Friday 9 am to 9 pm, EST.)
Panasonic Services Company 20421 84th Avenue South, Kent, WA 98032
(We Accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card, American Express,
and Personal Checks)
Product Repairs
Centralized Factory Servicenter
MAIL TO :
Panasonic Services Company
410B Airport Road
Elgin, IL 60123-9333
Attention: Digital Camera Repair
Please carefully pack and ship, prepaid and insured, to the Elgin Centralized
Factory Servicenter.
Customer's in Puerto Rico, please ship or carry in to location below
(“Service in Puerto Rico”).
Service in Puerto Rico
Panasonic Puerto Rico, Inc.:
Ave. 65 de Infantería, Km. 9.5, San Gabriel Industrial Park,
Carolina, Puerto Rico 00985
Phone (787) 750-4300 Fax (787) 768-2910
As of May 2006
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Index
E
A
AC Adaptor .................................. 112, 115
Adjusting Flash Output .......................... 49
AE Lock Button ...................................... 35
AF Assist Lamp ...................................... 91
AF Mode ................................................ 90
AF/AE Lock ............................................ 34
Aperture-priority AE ............................... 59
Aspect Ratio .......................................... 87
Aspect Ratio Conversion ..................... 110
Audio Dubbing ..................................... 108
Audio Recording .............................. 76, 89
Auto Bracket .......................................... 53
Auto Review ........................................... 28
Available Recording Time .................... 131
B
Baby Mode ............................................. 69
Backlight Compensation ........................ 36
Brightness of the LCD Monitor/
Viewfinder .......................................... 28
Built-in Flash .......................................... 47
Burst Mode ............................................ 55
C
Calendar Playback ................................. 79
Candle Light Mode ................................. 68
Card Access Indication .......................... 20
Center Weighted .................................... 89
Changing the Zoom Area ....................... 61
Charger ................................................ 122
Charging ................................................ 16
Clock Set ......................................... 26, 28
Close-up Lens .................................. 23, 97
Color Effect ............................................ 94
Condensation ........................................... 5
Continuous AF ....................................... 91
Conversion Lens .................................... 97
Custom mode ......................................... 63
D
Date Printing ........................ 106, 116, 117
Deleting Pictures .................................... 41
Demonstration of the Optical Image
Stabilizer ............................................ 54
Digital Zoom ........................................... 38
Diopter Adjustment ................................ 44
DPOF Print Setting .............................. 105
Exposure ................................................ 35
Exposure Compensation .......................52
Extended Optical Zoom .........................37
External Flash ........................................99
External Flash Burst Mode ...................101
EZ .................................................... 37, 87
F
File Number ............................. 14, 29, 113
Fine ........................................................ 88
Fireworks Mode ..................................... 68
Flip Animation ........................................95
Focus .....................................................34
Folder Composition ..............................113
Folder Number ......................... 14, 29, 113
Food Mode ............................................. 67
Formatting ............................................111
G
Guide Line ............................................. 28
H
High Sensitivity Mode ............................ 70
Highlight Display ....................................30
Highlight Feature ................................... 44
Histogram ..............................................46
Hood Adaptor ......................................... 22
I
Intelligent ISO sensitivity control .............86
ISO Sensitivity ....................................... 85
J
Jitter .......................................................35
L
Language Setting ................................... 31
Layout .................................................. 116
LCD Monitor ........................................... 13
LCD Monitor/Viewfinder .........................43
Lens Cap ............................................... 21
Lens Hood ............................................. 22
M
Macro Mode ........................................... 56
MANUAL .............................................. 103
Manual Exposure ................................... 59
Manual Exposure Assistance .................58
Manual Focus ........................................60
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Mass Storage ......................................... 30
MC Protector ........................................ 119
Metering Mode ....................................... 89
MF Assist ......................................... 29, 60
Monitor Priority ................................. 29, 44
Motion Picture Mode .............................. 76
Multi Playback ........................................ 78
Multiple .................................................. 89
Remote Shutter .................................... 120
Reset of Setting ..................................... 30
Resizing ............................................... 108
Review ................................................... 39
Rotate .................................................. 104
Rotate Display ..................................... 104
N
Scene Menu ........................................... 31
Scene Mode ........................................... 64
Scenery Mode ........................................ 65
Selecting the AF area ............................ 90
Self-timer ............................................... 51
Setting Favorites .................................. 103
Setup Menu ........................................... 27
Shutter sound ........................................ 29
Shutter-priority AE ................................. 59
Slide Show ........................................... 102
Snow Mode ............................................ 70
Soft Skin Mode ...................................... 65
Sports Mode .......................................... 65
Spot ....................................................... 89
Spot-focusing ......................................... 90
Standard ................................................ 88
Starry Sky Mode .................................... 68
Strap ...................................................... 21
ND Filter ............................................... 119
Night Portrait Mode ................................ 66
Night Scenery Mode .............................. 66
NO.RESET ............................................ 29
NTSC ..................................................... 30
Number of Prints .......................... 106, 116
Number of Recordable Pictures ..... 16, 129
O
One Shot AF .......................................... 61
Operational Sound ................................. 29
Optical Image Stabilizer ......................... 54
Optical Zoom ......................................... 37
Out-of-frame Display .............................. 44
P
PAL ........................................................ 30
Panning Mode ........................................ 66
Paper Size ........................................... 116
Party Mode ............................................ 67
PC .................................................. 30, 112
PictBridge ...................................... 30, 115
Picture Adjustment ................................. 94
Picture Quality Setting
(Motion Picture Mode) ........................ 76
Picture Size ............................................ 87
Pictures with Audio ................................ 81
Playback Pictures on TV ...................... 118
Playback Zoom ...................................... 80
Playing Back Motion Pictures ................ 81
Portrait Mode ......................................... 65
Power Indicator ...................................... 32
Power Save ........................................... 29
Prefocus ................................................. 61
Program AE ........................................... 32
Protect ................................................. 107
Q
Quality .................................................... 87
R
RAW ...................................................... 88
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T
Travel Date ...................................... 28, 71
Trimming .............................................. 109
TV Aspect .............................................. 30
U
USB Connection Cable ................ 112, 115
USB Mode ............................. 30, 112, 115
V
Video Output .................................. 30, 118
Volume of Speakers .............................. 29
W
White Balance ........................................ 83
White Balance Fine Adjustment ............. 85
White Set ............................................... 84
World Time ...................................... 28, 73
Others
Others
• Ajuste el reloj.
A
S
1
M
P
SCN
Ésta es una visión de conjunto que trata
del procedimiento para grabar y reproducir
las imágenes con la cámara.
3 Encienda la cámara para tomar
las imágenes.
OM
CUST
Spanish Quick Use
Guide/Guía rápida en
español
2
1 Cargue la batería.
• Cuando se envía la cámara, la
batería está sin carga. Cárguela
antes del uso.
OFF
ON
Ajuste el disco del modo a [ ].
Pulse el botón del obturador para
tomar las imágenes.
4 Reproduzca las imágenes.
S
M
P
A
1
SCN
CUSTOM
2 Inserte la batería y la tarjeta.
2
Ajuste el disco del modo a [
].
Elija la imagen que quiere ver.
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QuickTime and the QuickTime logo are trademarks or registered
trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc., used under license.
Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company,
Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America
One Panasonic Way, Secaucus, NJ 07094
Panasonic Puerto Rico, Inc.
Ave. 65 de Infantería, Km. 9.5, San Gabriel Industrial Park, Carolina, Puerto Rico 00985
Panasonic Canada Inc.
5770 Ambler Drive, Mississauga, Ontario, L4W 2T3
C 2006 Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
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C
P