Panasonic DMCLS5E Operating instructions

Panasonic DMCLS5E Operating instructions

Operating Instructions for advanced features

Digital Camera

Model No.

DMC-LS5

Before use, please read these instructions completely.

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Contents

Before use

Cautions on handling this unit ............. 4

Standard Accessories ........................... 6

Names of parts....................................... 7

Cursor button ................................................7

Preparations

About the batteries ................................ 8

Guidelines for the number of recordable pictures and operating time ...........................8

Inserting and removing the card

(optional)/the batteries ........................ 10

Remaining battery and memory capacity ....12

Picture save destination

(cards and built-in memory) ........................12

Recording capacity guidelines

(pictures/recording time) .............................13

Setting the clock .................................. 14

Basics

Taking pictures with automatic settings

[Intelligent Auto] Mode ........................ 16

Using zoom .......................................... 18

Taking motion pictures

[Motion Picture] Mode ......................... 19

Viewing your pictures

[Normal Play] ....................................... 20

Watching motion pictures ............................21

Viewing as list (Multi Playback) ......... 22

Deleting pictures ................................. 23

To delete multiple (up to 50) or all pictures ...............................................23

Setting the menu ................................. 24

Using the [Setup] menu ...................... 26

[Clock Set] ...................................................26

[Beep] ..........................................................26

[Volume] ......................................................26

[Auto Power Off] ..........................................26

[Light Freq.] .................................................26

[Auto Review] ..............................................27

[Reset] .........................................................27

[Version Disp.] .............................................27

[Format] .......................................................28

[Language] ..................................................28

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Recording

Taking pictures with your own settings

[Normal Picture] Mode ........................ 29

Recording Mode list ....................................29

Aligning the focus ............................... 30

Changing recording information display .................................................. 31

Taking pictures with flash ................... 32

Taking pictures with the self-timer .... 34

Taking pictures with Exposure

Compensation ...................................... 35

Taking pictures according to the scene

[Scene Mode] ....................................... 36

[Portrait] .......................................................37

[Self Portrait] ...............................................37

[Scenery] .....................................................37

[Panorama Assist] .......................................38

[Sports] ........................................................38

[Night Portrait] .............................................39

[Night Scenery] ............................................39

[Food] ..........................................................39

[Party] ..........................................................39

[Baby] ..........................................................40

[Sunset] .......................................................40

[High Sens.] .................................................40

[Fireworks] ...................................................41

[Beach] ........................................................41

[Snow] .........................................................41

Using the [Rec] menu .......................... 42

[Picture Size] ...............................................42

[Rec Quality] ...............................................43

[Sensitivity] ..................................................43

[White Balance] ...........................................44

[AF Mode] ....................................................45

[Digital Zoom] ..............................................46

[Burst] ..........................................................46

[Red-Eye Removal] .....................................47

[Stabilizer] ...................................................47

[Clock Set] ...................................................47

Contents

Playback/Editing

Different playback methods

(Playback Mode) .................................. 48

[Slide Show] ................................................49

[Category Selection] ....................................50

Using the [Playback] menu................. 51

[Resize] .......................................................51

[Protect] .......................................................53

[Copy] ..........................................................54

Connecting with other devices

Using with your PC .............................. 55

Using “PHOTOfunSTUDIO” to copy pictures to your computer .........................................57

Printing ................................................. 58

Printing multiple pictures .............................59

Print with date .............................................60

Making print settings on the camera ...........61

Others

List of LCD monitor displays .............. 62

Message displays ................................ 64

Q&A Troubleshooting ........................ 66

Usage cautions and notes .................. 72

Specifications ...................................... 76

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Cautions on handling this unit

Camera handling

Keep the camera away from excessive vibration, force, or pressure.

Avoid using the camera under the following conditions, which may damage the lens, LCD monitor, or camera body. This may also cause the camera to malfunction or prevent recording.

• Dropping or hitting the camera against a hard surface

• Sitting down with the camera in your pants pocket or forcing it into a full bag

• Adding accessories to the camera strap

• Pushing with excessive force on the lens or LCD monitor

The camera is not dust resistant, splash resistant, or waterproof.

Avoid using the camera in places with excessive dust or sand, or where water can come into contact with the camera.

Avoid using the camera under the following conditions, which present a risk that sand, water, or foreign material may enter the camera through the lens or openings around buttons. Be especially careful, because these conditions may damage the camera and such damage may not be repairable.

• In extremely dusty or sandy places

• In the rain or by the shore, where the camera may be exposed to water

Condensation (lens fogging)

Condensation may occur when the camera is exposed to sudden changes of temperature or humidity. Avoid these conditions, which may make the lens dirty, cause mold, or damage the camera.

If condensation does occur, turn off the camera and wait about two hours before using it. Once the camera adjusts to the surrounding temperature, fogginess will clear naturally.

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Cautions on handling this unit

Always take a test shot first

Before important events when you will use the camera (at weddings, for example), always take a test shot to make sure that pictures and sound record correctly.

No compensation for missed shots

We cannot compensate for missed shots if technical problems with the camera or card prevent recording.

Carefully observe copyright laws

Unauthorized use of recordings which contain works with copyright for purposes other than personal use is prohibited under copyright law. Recording of certain material may be restricted even for the purpose of personal use.

Also refer to “Usage cautions and notes” (→72)

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Standard Accessories

Check that all the accessories are supplied before using the camera.

For details on the accessories, refer to Basic Operating Instructions.

The accessories and their shape will differ depending on the country or area where the camera was purchased.

LR6/AA alkaline batteries or HR6/AA rechargeable Ni-MH (nickel metal hydride) batteries is indicated as battery (or batteries) in the text.

Please dispose of all packaging appropriately.

Keep small parts in a safe place out of the reach of children.

Optional accessories

• Memory cards are optional. You can record or play back pictures on the built-in memory when you are not using a card.

• Consult the dealer or your nearest Service Centre if you lose the supplied accessories. (You can purchase the accessories separately.)

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Names of parts

Shutter button (

→16)

Power button (

→14)

Self-timer indicator (

→34)

Speaker

Microphone (

→19)

Lens barrel

Lens (

→4)

Tripod receptacle

• Ensure that the tripod is stable.

Card/Battery door

(

→10)

Flash (

→32)

Zoom button (

→18)

Hand strap eyelet

We recommend using the supplied hand strap to avoid dropping the camera.

LCD monitor (

→62)

[MODE] button (

→29, 48)

Cursor button

Playback button (

→20)

[ / ] (Delete/Return)

button (

→23)

[DIGITAL] socket (

→55, 58)

[MENU/SET]

(menu display/set) (

→24)

Left cursor button ( )

• Self-timer (

→34)

Cursor button

Up cursor button ( )

• Exposure Compensation (

→35)

Right cursor button ( )

• Flash (

→32)

Down cursor button ( )

• Changing information display (

→31)

In this manual, the button that is used is shaded or indicated by .

The illustrations and screens in this manual may differ from the actual product.

Some methods of holding the camera may block the speaker, making it difficult to hear the beep, etc.

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About the batteries

About batteries that you can use with this unit

LR6/AA alkaline batteries or optional HR6/AA rechargeable Ni-MH (nickel metal hydride) batteries can be used with this unit.

EVOLTA (EVOIA) batteries can also be used.

The following batteries cannot be used.

Manganese batteries, lithium batteries, nickel batteries, Ni-Cd batteries, Oxyride batteries

If these batteries are used, the following problems may occur: battery leakage, incorrect display of remaining battery power, failure to turn on camera, damage to data written to built-in memory or card, and other troubles.

Never use batteries such as those indicated below.

Batteries with all or part of their covering peeled off, or batteries with flat poles.

Guidelines for the number of recordable pictures and operating time

The number of recordable pictures or available operating time may vary according to surrounding environment and usage conditions. Figures may be reduced if flash, zoom, or other functions are used frequently, or in colder climates.

Number of recordable pictures

Recording time

Playback time

Supplied batteries or optional Panasonic alkaline batteries

Approx. 160 pictures

Approx. 80 min.

Approx. 480 min.

Fully-charged Panasonic Ni-MH batteries (optional, when the battery capacity is 1950 mAh)

Approx. 320 pictures

Approx. 160 min.

Approx. 640 min.

Recording conditions by CIPA standard

• CIPA is an abbreviation of [Camera & Imaging Products Association].

• [Normal Picture] Mode.

• Temperature: 23 °C/Humidity: 50%RH when LCD monitor is on.

• Using a Panasonic SD Memory Card (32 MB).

• Using the supplied batteries

• Starting recording 30 seconds after the camera is turned on. (When the Optical

Image Stabilizer function is set to [ON].)

• Recording once every 30 seconds with full flash every second recording.

• Perform a zoom operation every recording (W end

→ T end, or T end → W end)

• Turning the camera off every 10 recordings and leaving it until the temperature of the batteries decreases.

Number reduced if intervals are longer – e.g. to approx. one quarter for 2-minute intervals under the above conditions.

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About the batteries

Please note that the performance of alkaline batteries significantly decreases in low temperature conditions.

(When the temperature is 0 °C)

Number of recordable pictures

Recording time

Playback time

Supplied batteries or optional Panasonic alkaline batteries

Approx. 50 pictures

Approx. 25 min.

Approx. 240 min.

Fully-charged Panasonic Ni-MH batteries (optional, when the battery capacity is 1950 mAh)

Approx. 290 pictures

Approx. 145 min.

Approx. 620 min.

The number of recordable pictures, recording time, and playback time vary, depending on the storage and operating conditions of the batteries and the brand and type of batteries.

We recommend turning off the camera frequently between recording sessions to make the batteries last longer. If you will be using the camera for long periods of time, the use of rechargeable Ni-MH batteries is recommended.

If the available battery power is significantly reduced even when fully charged Ni-MH batteries are used, the batteries have reached the end of their life. Please purchase new batteries.

Do not use a damaged or dented battery (especially connectors), e.g. by dropping (can cause faults).

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Inserting and removing the card

(optional)/the batteries

Slide the card/battery door out ( ) before opening the door ( ) as illustrated

Insert the batteries and card, making sure that their orientation is correct

• Batteries: Insert the batteries all the way with correct orientation of and poles.

• Card: Insert all the way firmly until it clicks.

Close the card/battery door and slide the door inward until it locks firmly

Battery (check orientation)

Card ( check orientation: terminals face LCD)

Do not touch the terminal

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Inserting and removing the card (optional)/the batteries

To remove

Before removing the card or batteries, turn off the camera and wait until the indication on the LCD monitor turns off completely.

(Otherwise, this unit may no longer operate normally, the card itself may become damaged or recorded pictures may be lost.)

To remove batteries:

Tilt the camera and catch the batteries in your hand. Be careful not to drop them.

To remove card:

Press the centre of the card and pull the card straight toward you. Be sure not to drop the batteries.

Be sure to remove the batteries if you are not using the camera for a long period of time. Batteries may be hot immediately after use. Turn off the camera and wait until the battery temperature lowers before removing them.

The clock settings may reset if batteries are removed from the camera for 24 hours or more.

Always use two new batteries of the same type and brand when replacing batteries.

Keep the Memory Card out of reach of children to prevent swallowing.

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Inserting and removing the card (optional)/the batteries

Remaining battery and memory capacity

Remaining battery

(flashes red)

If the battery mark flashes red, replace the batteries with new ones.

Estimated remaining pictures or recording time capacity (press to display on/off)

Displayed when no card is inserted (pictures will be saved to built-in memory)

When in operation

(Card) or (Built-in memory) are illuminated red.

While the light remains lit, an operation is taking place, such as picture writing, reading, deletion or formatting. While the light is lit, do not turn off the power or remove battery, card, as this can cause data loss or damage.

Keep the camera away from vibrations, impact, or static electricity. Should any of these cause camera operation to be terminated, attempt to perform the operation again.

Picture save destination (cards and built-in memory)

Pictures will be saved to a card if one is inserted, or to the built-in memory if not.

Built-in memory (Approx. 10 MB)

Pictures may be copied between cards and the built-in memory (→54).

The access time for the built-in memory may be longer than the access time for a card.

[QVGA] in [Rec Quality] can only be available to record motion pictures in the built-in memory.

Compatible memory cards (optional)

The following SD standard-based cards (Panasonic brand recommended)

Type of Card

SD Memory Cards

SDHC Memory Cards

SDXC Memory Cards

Capacity

8 MB – 2 GB

4 GB – 32 GB

48 GB, 64 GB

Notes

• Can be used with devices compatible with the respective formats.

• Before using SDXC Memory Cards, check that your computer and other devices support this type of card. http://panasonic.net/avc/sdcard/information/SDXC.html

• Only the cards listed on the left with the given capacities are supported.

• Using a card of SD Speed “Class 6”

or above is recommended for recording motion pictures.

SD speed class refers to a specification for sustained write speeds. Confirm the SD speed by checking the card label or other card related materials.

(Example)

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Inserting and removing the card (optional)/the batteries

Please reformat the card with this camera if it has already been formatted with a computer or another device. (

→28)

If the write-protect switch is set to “LOCK”, the card cannot be used to record or delete pictures, and it cannot be formatted.

It is recommended that you copy important pictures to your computer

(as electromagnetic waves, static electricity, or faults may cause data to be damaged).

Latest information: http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/dsc/ (This Site is English only.)

Switch (LOCK)

Recording capacity guidelines (pictures/recording time)

The number of pictures you can take and the recording time varies in proportion to card capacity (and depending on recording conditions and type of card).

Recording picture capacity (still pictures)

[Picture Size]

14M

5M

Built-in memory

1

3

2 GB

270

730

32 GB

4470

11940

64 GB

8800

23010

0.3M

37 7920 141620 263250

• When the number of recordable pictures exceeds 99,999, “+99999” is displayed.

Recording time capacity (motion pictures)

[Rec Quality]

[HD]

[VGA]

[QVGA]

Built-in memory

19 s

2 GB

10 min 50 s

23 min 50 s

1 h 2 min

32 GB

2 h 56 min

6 h 24 min

16 h 46 min

64 GB

5 h 51 min

12 h 47 min

23 h 59 min

• Motion pictures can be recorded continuously for up to 15 minutes. Also, continuous recording exceeding 2 GB is not possible. Remaining time for continuous recording is displayed on the screen.

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Setting the clock

The clock is not set when the camera is shipped.

Press the Power button

The power is turned on.

If the language select screen is not displayed, proceed to step .

Press [MENU/SET] while the message is displayed

Power button

Press to select the language, and press [MENU/SET]

Press [MENU/SET]

[MENU/SET]

Press to select the items (year, month, day, hour, minute, display order or time display format), and press to set

Select the setting item

Select either [24hrs] or [AM/PM] for the time display format.

Change the values and settings

Select the display order for the day, month, and year

([M/D/Y], [D/M/Y], or [Y/M/D]).

• To cancel

→ Press [ / ].

Press [MENU/SET]

Confirm the setting and press [MENU/SET]

• To return to the previous screen, press [ / ].

• Turn on power again and check time display.

(Time and date can be displayed by pressing several times.)

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Setting the clock

To change time setting

Select [Clock Set] from [Setup] or [Rec] menu, perform and .

• If approximately 5 hours have elapsed after installing the batteries in the camera, the clock settings will be retained for about 24 hours even if the batteries are removed.

Failure to set the date and time will cause the date/time to be improperly printed when printing pictures at a digital photo centre.

After the time has been set, the date can be printed correctly even if the date is not displayed on the camera screen.

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Taking pictures with automatic settings

[Intelligent Auto] Mode

Recording Mode:

Optimum settings are made automatically from information such as “face,” “brightness,” and “distance” just by pointing the camera at the subject, meaning that clear pictures can be taken without the need to make settings manually.

Shutter button

Display the screen for Recording

Mode selection

Select [Intelligent Auto] Mode

Focus display

( When focus is aligned: illuminated

When focus is not aligned: flashing)

Take pictures

The type of scene detected is indicated by a blue icon for two seconds

Holding the camera

Speaker

Microphone

Flash

Press halfway

(press lightly to focus)

Press fully

(press the button all the way to record)

• To avoid camera shake, hold it with both hands keeping your arms close to your body and standing with your feet slightly apart.

• Do not touch the lens.

• Do not block the flash.

Do not look at it from close range.

• Try to hold the camera steady when you press the shutter button.

Be careful not to block the microphone or the

speaker.

• We recommend the use of the hand strap to avoid dropping the camera.

To set flash

Select either or .

• When is selected, the type of flash automatically changes according to the subject and brightness. (

→32)

• and activated.

indicate that the Red-Eye Reduction function is

• The shutter speed is slower in and .

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Taking pictures with automatic settings

[Intelligent Auto] Mode

Automatic Scene Detection

Camera identifies the scene when pointed at the subject, and makes optimum settings automatically.

People are detected

Scenery is detected

A close-up shot is detected

People and night scenery are detected (Only when

Night scenery is detected

is selected)

When the scene does not correspond to any of the conditions above

When or is detected, Face Detection is activated, and the focus and exposure are adjusted for the recognised faces.

Depending on recording conditions, different scene types may be determined for the same subject.

If undesired scene type is selected, we recommend manually selecting the appropriate Recording Mode.

We recommend using a tripod and the self-timer with and .

The following menu items may be set in [Intelligent Auto] Mode:

• [Rec] menu: [Picture Size]∗

1

, [Burst]

• [Setup] menu∗

2

: [Clock Set], [Beep], [Light Freq.], [Language]

1

Items that may be set differ from other Recording Modes.

2

Other items in the [Setup] menu will reflect settings made in other Recording Modes.

The settings for the following functions are fixed:

• [Auto Power Off]: [5 MIN.] • [Auto Review]: [ON] • [Sensitivity]: [AUTO]

• [White Balance]: [AWB] • [AF Mode]: (Face Detection)∗

3

• [Red-Eye Removal]: [ON] • [Stabilizer]: [ON]

3

(9-area-focusing) when face cannot be recognised

The following functions cannot be used:

[Exposure], [Digital Zoom]

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Using zoom

Recording Mode:

“Optical Zoom” offers 5 x magnification. You can zoom in even closer without the loss of picture quality by lowering the picture size and using “Extra Optical Zoom.”

For zooming in even closer, “Digital Zoom” (

→46) is available.

Zoom In/Out

Capture a wider area

(wide-angle)

Enlarge the subject

(telephoto)

Focus range

Zoom ratio (approx.)

Zoom bar

Focus after adjusting the zoom.

Optical Zoom and Extra Optical Zoom (EZ)

Automatically switches to “Optical Zoom” when using maximum Picture Size (

→42), and

to “Extra Optical Zoom” (for further zooming) otherwise. (EZ is short for “Extra Optical

Zoom.”)

• Optical Zoom • Extra Optical Zoom

Extra Optical Zoom system

When the recording pixel level is set to [3 M ] (corresponding to 3 million pixels),

3 million pixels of the available pixel level in the centre of the CCD are used in recording, enabling higher magnification.

The zoom ratio and the zoom bar displayed on the screen are estimates.

Extra Optical Zoom cannot be used in the following cases:

Motion Picture, [High Sens.] in Scene Mode

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Taking motion pictures

[Motion Picture] Mode

Recording Mode:

Display the screen for Recording

Mode selection

Select [Motion Picture] Mode

Microphone

Start recording

Press halfway

(adjust the focus)

Press fully

(start recording)

• Immediately release the shutter button after pressing it all the way.

• The focus and zoom will remain as they were at the beginning of recording.

End recording

Remaining recording time (approx.)

Press fully

Elapsed recording time

Do not block the microphone.

Depending on the type of card used, a card-access display may appear for a while after motion picture recording. This is not a fault.

In [AF Mode], (9-area-focusing) is fixed.

[Stabilizer] does not function while recording motion pictures.

When there is no space left to store the motion picture, recording automatically ends.

Additionally, recording in progress may be stopped, depending on the card used.

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Viewing your pictures

[Normal Play]

Playback Mode:

When a card is in the camera, pictures are played back from the card, and without a card, pictures are played back from the built-in memory.

Speaker

Zoom button

Press the Playback button

• Press again to enter the

Recording Mode.

Scroll through pictures

Picture number/Total pictures

Previous Next

File number

• Press the shutter button to switch to

Recording Mode.

To enlarge (Playback Zoom)

Press the

T side of the zoom button

Current zoom position (displayed for 1 sec.)

• Each time the T side of the zoom button is pressed, the magnification increases. It moves through four levels after 1x: 2x, 4x, 8x, and 16x. (The picture quality displayed becomes successively lower.)

• To reduce zoom

→ Press the W side of the zoom button

• Move zoom position

Some pictures edited on a computer may not be viewed on this camera.

This camera is compliant with the unified DCF (Design rule for Camera File system) standard formulated by the Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries

Association (JEITA), and with Exif (Exchangeable image file format). Only files that are

DCF-compliant can be played back.

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Viewing your pictures

[Normal Play]

Watching motion pictures

Select the motion picture and start playback

Motion picture recording time

When playback starts, the elapsed playback time is displayed in the top right of the screen.

Example: After 3 minutes and 30 seconds: [3m30s]

Operations during Motion Picture Playback

: Pause/Play

[MENU/SET]: Stop

: Fast rewind (2 steps)

Single-frame rewind (while paused)

: Fast forward (2 steps)

Single-frame forward (while paused)

• Press during fast rewind or fast forward to return to the normal playback speed.

• The volume can be adjusted with the zoom button.

Motion pictures recorded on other devices may not be played correctly.

Motion pictures can be viewed on your computer using “PHOTOfunSTUDIO” on the supplied CD-ROM or “QuickTime.”

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Viewing as list

(Multi Playback)

Playback Mode:

You can view 12 (or 30) pictures at once (Multi Playback).

Press the Playback button

To restore

Press the T side of the zoom button

To change from

12/30-screen display to singlescreen display

Select picture with

and press

[MENU/SET]

Set to multiple screen display

Date recorded Picture no.

Total no.

Scroll bar

The display changes each time the W side is pressed

(12 screens)

(30 screens)

Pictures taken without clock settings are displayed with the date 1st January, 2011.

Pictures displayed with [!] cannot be played back.

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Deleting pictures

Playback Mode:

Pictures will be deleted from the card if the card is inserted, or from the built-in memory if the card is not inserted. (Deleted pictures cannot be recovered.)

Press to delete the displayed picture

Select [Yes]

• Do not turn off the power during deletion.

To delete multiple (up to 50) or all pictures

(after step )

Select type of deletion

• To use [Delete All]

→ go to step

Select [OK]

Select the pictures to delete

(Repeat)

• To release

→ Press

[MENU/

SET] again

Picture selected

Use batteries with sufficient power.

Pictures cannot be deleted in the following cases:

• Protected pictures

• Card switch is in “LOCK” position.

• Pictures not of DCF standard (

→20)

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Press to select [Yes], and then press [MENU/

SET]

• May take time depending on number of pictures deleted.

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Setting the menu

About the menu screen

Menu operation flow

Displaying the menu screen

Selecting the menu type

Select the item

Changing the settings

Exiting the menu screen

Buttons used in menu operations

: [MENU/SET]

: Cursor button

: [ / ] (Delete/Return) button

Menu screen configuration

: Menu description

: Menu items

: Operation guide

Menu type

[Setup] menu

Making the camera more convenient to use

• Enables you to specify clock settings, sound volume, and so on to make the camera easier to use.

[Rec] menu (Recording Mode only)

Changing picture preferences

• Enables you to specify colour, sensitivity, pixel level, and other settings.

[Playback] menu (Playback Mode only)

Using your pictures

• Enables you to specify picture protection, resizing, and other settings for pictures you have taken.

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Setting the menu

Refer to the procedure example below when operating the [Setup] menu, [Rec] menu and

[Playback] menu.

Example: Changing [AF Mode] in the [Rec] menu in [Normal Picture] Mode

Press [MENU/SET]

The menu options screen is displayed.

Press to select [Rec], and then press

[MENU/SET]

Press to select [AF Mode], and then press [MENU/SET]

: Pages

Press to select a setting, and then press [MENU/SET]

The selected setting is set.

• To cancel

→ Press [ / ]

: Settings

: Selected setting

Press [ / ] several times

The menu closes and the monitor returns to the previous screen.

The menu types and items that are displayed vary according to the mode.

The setting methods vary depending on the menu item.

In Recording Mode, the menu screen can also be exited by pressing the shutter button halfway.

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Using the [Setup] menu

[Clock Set], [Auto Review] and [Auto Power Off] are important for clock setting and battery life. Please check these before use.

For details about the setting procedure in the [Setup] menu. (

→24)

Item Settings, Notes

Set time, date, and display format.

[Clock Set]

(

→14)

[Beep]

Adjust volume of beep sounds.

/ / : Low/High/Mute

[0] / [1] / [2] / [3] / [4] / [5] / [6]

[Volume]

Adjust volume of sound from speakers (7 levels).

[2 MIN.]/[5 MIN.]/[10 MIN.]/[OFF]

[Auto Power Off]

The camera turns off automatically after a specified period of inactivity.

• To restore

→ Turn on the power again.

• Cannot be used in the following cases:

When connected to computer/printer, during motion picture recording/playback, during Slide Shows

• Specific periods apply in the following situations.

[Intelligent Auto] Mode: [5 MIN.], and when a Slide Show is paused: [10 MIN.]

[50Hz] / [60Hz]

[Light Freq.]

Correct flickers on the

LCD monitor.

If the LCD monitor flickers when you record pictures under lighting such as fluorescent or LED lighting fixture, set the utility frequency of the area where you are using.

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Using the [Setup] menu

Item

[Auto Review]

Automatically display still pictures immediately after taking them.

[Reset]

Reset to the default settings.

[Version Disp.]

Check the version of the camera firmware.

Settings, Notes

[ON] (Automatically displays for 2 seconds.)/[OFF]

• Fixed to [ON] in [Intelligent Auto] Mode.

• Auto review occurs immediately after taking still pictures in [Burst] mode, or [Panorama Assist] in Scene Mode, regardless of settings.

• Motion pictures cannot be automatically reviewed.

[Reset Rec. settings?]

[Reset setup parameters?]

• When [Setup] settings are reset, [Age] setting in [Baby]

Scene Mode is also reset.

• Folder numbers and clock settings will remain unchanged.

Current version is displayed.

For details about the setting procedure in the [Setup] menu. (

→24)

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Item

[Format]

Use when [Built-In

Memory Error] or

[Memory Card Error] appears, or when formatting the built-in memory or card.

When a card/built-in memory is formatted, the data cannot be restored. Check the content of the card/ built-in memory carefully before formatting.

[Language]

Change display language.

Using the [Setup] menu

Settings, Notes

• Confirm that the batteries have sufficient remaining power. When formatting the built-in memory, remove the cards.

(Only inserted card will be formatted if present; built-in memory will be formatted if no card is inserted.)

• Always format cards with this camera.

All protected pictures and other picture data will be

deleted.

• Do not turn off power or perform other operations during formatting.

• Formatting the built-in memory may take several minutes.

• Consult the dealer or your nearest Service Centre if format cannot be successfully completed.

Set the language displayed on the screen.

For details about the setting procedure in the [Setup] menu. (

→24)

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Taking pictures with your own settings

[Normal Picture] Mode

Recording Mode:

Using the [Rec] menu to change settings and set up your own recording environment.

Shutter button

Display the screen for Recording

Mode selection

Select [Normal Picture] Mode

Take a picture

Press halfway

(press lightly to focus)

Press fully

(press the button all the way to record)

If a warning is displayed about jitter, use [Stabilizer], a tripod, or [Selftimer].

If aperture value or shutter speed is displayed in red, correct exposure has not been achieved. Use flash or change [Sensitivity] settings.

Jitter alert display

Aperture value Shutter speed

[Intelligent Auto] Mode

[Normal Picture] Mode

[Scene Mode]

[Motion Picture] Mode

Recording Mode list

Take pictures with automatic settings.

(

→16)

Take pictures with your own settings.

Take pictures according to scene.

Take motion pictures.

(

→36)

(

→19)

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Aligning the focus

Useful when subject is not in the centre of picture.

First adjust focus according to subject

Align the AF area with the subject

Focus display

( When focus is aligned: illuminated

When focus is not aligned: flashing)

Hold down halfway

AF area

( When focus is aligned: green

When focus is not aligned: red)

Return to desired composition

Press fully

AF area

Subjects/environments which may make focusing difficult:

• Fast-moving or extremely bright objects, or objects with no colour contrast.

• Taking pictures through glass or near objects emitting light. In the dark, or with significant jitter.

• When too close to object or when taking pictures of both distant and close objects together in the same picture.

Focus range

Distance between the lens and the subject

15 cm

(0.49 feet)

60 cm

(1.97 feet)

1 x (Max. W)

Gradually changes

5 x (Max. T)

The focus display flashes and beep sounds when focus is not aligned.

Use the focus range displayed in red as a reference.

Even if the focus display is lit, the camera may be unable to bring the subject into focus if it is out of range.

AF area is displayed larger in dark conditions or when using Digital

Zoom.

Focus range

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Changing recording information display

You can switch between the various types of information shown on the LCD monitor, such as recording information.

Press to change display

In Recording Mode

Recording information No display

In Playback Mode

Picture information

Picture information +

Recording information No display

For motion picture or Slide Show playback, the operational guidance information is either displayed or not displayed on the LCD monitor.

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Taking pictures with flash

Recording Mode:

Display [Flash]

Select the desired type

(Can also be selected with .)

Type, operations

[Auto]

• Automatically judges whether or not to flash

[Auto/Red-Eye]

• Automatically judges whether or not to flash (reduce red-eye)

[Forced Flash On]

• Always flash

[Forced On/Red-Eye]

• Always flash (reduce red-eye)

[Slow Sync./Red-Eye]

• Automatically judges whether or not to flash (reduce redeye; slow shutter speed to take brighter pictures)

[Forced Flash Off]

• Never flash

Normal use

Uses

Taking pictures of subjects in dark places

Taking pictures with backlight or under bright lighting (e.g. fluorescent)

Taking pictures of subjects against a nightscape (tripod recommended)

Places where flash use is prohibited

∗ When [Red-Eye Removal] is activated in the Recording menu, the icon is displayed, red-eye is automatically detected, and the still picture data is corrected. (Only when [AF

Mode] is set to (Face Detection).)

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Available types in each mode

(

○: Available, : Not available,

: Default setting)

[Scene Mode]

Taking pictures with flash

○∗

1

– –

– –

– –

– –

– – –

○ ○ ○

1

Set to , ,

, , , , .

or according to the subject and brightness.

• The flash cannot be used in Motion Picture Mode and in these Scene Modes:

• Scene Mode flash settings are restored to default when Scene Mode is changed.

The available flash range when [Sensitivity] setting is AUTO

W side (Max.)

Approx. 0.6 m (1.97 feet) - 4.6 m (15.09 feet)

T side (Max.)

Approx. 0.6 m (1.97 feet) - 2.0 m (6.56 feet)

The flash is activated twice. Be sure to keep still until all flashing is complete.

Shutter speeds are as follows:

• , , , : 1/60 - 1/2000th

• , : 1/8∗

2

- 1/2000th

2

Varies according to [Intelligent Auto] Mode, [Scene Mode] scene, etc.

The effect of Red-Eye Reduction varies depending on the subject and is affected by factors such as distance to the subject, whether the subject is looking at the camera during preliminary flash, and so on. In some cases, the effect of Red-Eye Reduction may be negligible.

Do not touch or look at the flash (→7) from close distances (i.e. a few cm).

Do not use the flash at close distances to other subjects (heat/light may damage subject).

Flash settings may be changed when changing Recording Mode.

Scene Mode flash settings are restored to default when Scene Mode is changed.

When [AUTO] is set in [Sensitivity], the ISO Sensitivity is automatically set in a range up to 800.

No pictures may be taken if these marks (e.g. ) are flashing (flash is charging).

Insufficient light may prevent appropriate exposure or white balance.

Flash effect may not be fully achieved with high shutter speeds.

Flash charging may take time if battery is low, or if using flash repeatedly.

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Taking pictures with the self-timer

Recording Mode:

We recommend using a tripod. This is also effective for correcting jitter when pressing the shutter button, by setting the self-timer to 2 seconds.

Display [Selftimer]

Select time duration

(Can also be selected with .)

Take a picture

Press the shutter button fully to make the selftimer indicator flash and start recording after the preset time.

• To cancel while in operation

→ Press [MENU/SET]

Self-timer indicator

Focus will be automatically adjusted immediately before recording if shutter button is pressed fully.

In [Self Portrait] Scene Mode, [10sec.] is unavailable.

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Taking pictures with Exposure Compensation

Recording Mode:

Corrects exposure to obtain optimum exposure (for example, if there is difference between brightness of object and background). Depending on the brightness, this may be impossible in some cases.

Under-exposed Optimum exposure Over-exposed

Plus direction Minus direction

Display [Exposure]

Select a value

No compensation

After exposure adjustment, the adjustment value ( for example) is displayed.

The Exposure Compensation value you set is retained even after the camera is turned off.

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Taking pictures according to the scene

[Scene Mode]

Recording Mode:

Using [Scene Mode] enables you to take pictures with optimum settings (exposure, colouring, etc.) for given scenes.

Display the screen for Recording

Mode selection

Select [Scene Mode]

Select and set the scene

Scene menu

Selecting a Scene Mode inappropriate for the actual scene may affect the colouring of your picture.

You cannot set the [Sensitivity] setting because it is automatically adjusted by the camera. (Available settings vary according to scene setting.)

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Taking pictures according to the scene

[Scene Mode]

[Portrait]

Improves the skin tone of subjects for a healthier appearance in bright daylight conditions.

Tips

• The closer the zoom is positioned to the T (telephoto) edge and the closer the camera is brought to the subject, the greater the effect will be.

Take pictures of yourself.

[Self Portrait]

Tips

• Use of the 2-second self-timer is recommended when the shutter speed is slow or jitter occurs easily.

Takes clear pictures of wide, distant subjects.

[Scenery]

How to select a scene. (

→36)

Using flash in Scene Modes. (

→33)

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Taking pictures according to the scene

[Scene Mode]

Use the supplied software to join multiple pictures into a single panorama picture.

Use to select the recording direction, and press [MENU/SET] to set.

Take the picture.

Select [Next], and press [MENU/SET] to set.

• Alternatively, press the shutter button halfway.

• You can take pictures again by selecting [Retake].

Change the composition and take the picture so that a part of the picture overlaps with the previous picture.

• To take more pictures, select [Next] and repeat steps

and .

[Panorama

Assist]

[Sports]

Section of picture that was taken last time

After you finish taking pictures, select [Exit], and press [MENU/SET] to set.

Tips

• Use a tripod.

• When it is dark, use the self-timer to record pictures.

Notes

• The focus, zoom, Exposure Compensation, White Balance, shutter speed, and ISO Sensitivity are all fixed at the setting for the first picture.

• Panorama picture stitching cannot be performed by this camera. Use the software on the supplied CD-ROM “PHOTOfunSTUDIO” to make the pictures you record into a panorama still picture with your computer.

Takes pictures of scenes with fast movement, e.g. sports.

Tips

• Stand at least 5 m (16.4 feet) away.

How to select a scene. (

→36)

Using flash in Scene Modes. (

→33)

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Taking pictures according to the scene

[Scene Mode]

[Night Portrait]

Takes pictures of people and nightscapes with close to actual brightness.

Tips

• Use flash.

• Subject should not move.

• Tripod, self-timer recommended.

[Night

Scenery]

Takes clear pictures of night scenes.

Tips

• Tripod, self-timer recommended.

Notes

• Shutter speed may slow down up to 8 seconds.

• After recording, the shutter may stay closed (up to 8 seconds) to process the signal. This is not a malfunction.

Takes natural-looking pictures of food.

[Food]

[Party]

Brighten subjects and background in pictures of indoor events, such as weddings.

Tips

• Stand approx. 1.5 m (4.92 feet) away.

• Zoom: Wide (W side)

• Tripod, self-timer recommended.

How to select a scene. (

→36)

Using flash in Scene Modes. (

→33)

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Taking pictures according to the scene

[Scene Mode]

[Baby]

[Sunset]

[High Sens.]

Uses weak flash to bring out skin colours.

• To record age

Select [Age], and press [MENU/SET].

Select [SET] with , and press [MENU/SET].

Set birthday with , and press [MENU/SET].

Select [Exit] with , and press [MENU/SET].

Tips

• Make sure [Age] is [ON] before taking a picture.

Notes

• You can perform print settings on your computer using the software

“PHOTOfunSTUDIO” on the supplied CD-ROM when you print [Age] on a still picture.

Takes clear pictures of scenes such as sunsets.

Prevents blurring of subject in dark, indoor conditions.

Select the aspect ratio and the picture size with and press [MENU/SET].

How to select a scene. (

→36)

Using flash in Scene Modes. (

→33)

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[Fireworks]

[Beach]

Taking pictures according to the scene

[Scene Mode]

Takes clear pictures of fireworks in the night sky.

Tips

• Stand at least 10 m (32.8 feet) away.

• Tripod recommended.

Notes

• Shutter speed is fixed to 1/4. (Setting of shutter speed changes if exposure compensation is operated)

Brings out the clear blues of the sky and the sea without darkening subject.

Notes

• Do not touch camera with wet hands.

• Beware of sand and sea water.

Brings out the natural colour of snow in ski slope and mountain scenes.

[Snow]

How to select a scene. (

→36)

Using flash in Scene Modes. (

→33)

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Using the [Rec] menu

For details about the setting procedure in the [Rec] menu (

→24)

[Picture Size]

Set the size (number of pixels) of still pictures. This setting determines how many pictures you can record.

Mode:

Settings:

Recording pixel level type

14 M 4320×3240

10 M

3648×2736

5 M

3 M

2560×1920

2048×1536

0.3 M

12.5 M

10.5 M

640×480

4320×2880

4320×2432

∗ This setting is not available in ([Intelligent Auto] Mode).

represent the aspect ratios of the still pictures.

Extra Optical Zoom can be used for picture sizes indicated with .

Extra Optical Zoom is not available in the following cases.

- [Motion Picture] Mode

- [High Sens.] in Scene Mode

Mosaic effect may appear depending on subject and recording conditions.

Setting guide

Larger Picture Size

Sharper picture

Lower recording capacity

Smaller Picture Size

Coarser picture

Higher recording capacity

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Using the [Rec] menu

For details about the setting procedure in the [Rec] menu (

→24)

[Rec Quality]

Set the picture size of motion pictures.

Mode:

Settings:

Picture Quality

[HD]

[VGA]

[QVGA]

Picture Size

1280 × 720 pixels

640 × 480 pixels

320 × 240 pixels

No. of Frames Picture Aspect Ratio

30 fps

[QVGA] is fixed when recording to the built-in memory.

16:9

4:3

Depending on the motion picture recording environment, static electricity or electromagnetic waves may cause the screen to go black momentarily or noise to be recorded.

When recording motion pictures, it is recommended to use batteries with sufficient power.

If you attempt to play motion pictures recorded with the camera on other devices, playback may not be possible, or the picture or sound quality may be poor.

Additionally, incorrect recording information may be indicated.

[Sensitivity]

Set ISO Sensitivity (sensitivity to lighting) manually.

We recommend higher settings to take clear pictures in darker locations.

Mode:

Settings: [AUTO] / [100] / [200] / [400] / [800] / [1600]

Setting guide

[Sensitivity]

Location

(recommended)

Shutter speed

Interference

Jitter of the subject

[100]

Bright

(outdoors)

Slow

Low

Increased

[1600]

Dark

Fast

High

Less

[AUTO] is automatically set in a range up to 800 based on brightness.

Scope of flash recording (

→33)

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Using the [Rec] menu

For details about the setting procedure in the [Rec] menu (

→24)

[White Balance]

Adjust colouring to suit light source if colours otherwise appear unnatural.

Mode:

Settings: [AWB] (automatic) / (outdoor, clear sky) / (outdoor, cloudy sky) /

(outdoor, shade) / (incandescent lighting) /

(uses value set in ) / (set manually)

[AWB] operational range:

10000K

9000K

8000K

7000K

6000K

5000K

4000K

3000K

2000K

Blue sky

Cloudy sky (rain)

Shade

Sunlight

White fluorescent lighting

Incandescent lighting

Sunset/sunrise

Candlelight

K=Kelvin colour Temperature

Picture may appear red or blue if out of range. This function may also not work correctly even within the range if there are many light sources present.

Under fluorescent lighting, LED lighting fixture etc., the appropriate White Balance will vary depending on the lighting type, so use [AWB] or [ ].

White Balance setting is fixed to [AWB] in the following Scene Modes:

[Scenery], [Night Portrait], [Night Scenery],

[Food], [Party], [Sunset], [Fireworks],

[Beach], [Snow]

If the Scene Mode is changed, the white balance setting returns automatically to

[AWB].

Setting White Balance manually ( )

Select and press [MENU/SET].

Point the camera towards a white object (e.g. paper) and press [MENU/SET].

Press [MENU/SET].

• White Balance is set to .

• The White Balance you set is retained even after the power is turned off.

• White Balance setting may not be possible if the subject is too bright or too dark. In such cases, adjust the subject to an appropriate brightness, and then set the White Balance again.

Only takes picture of white objects within frame (step )

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Using the [Rec] menu

For details about the setting procedure in the [Rec] menu (

→24)

(9-area-focusing)

Determined position for focus

[AF Mode]

Method of aligning focus can be changed according to position and number of subjects.

Mode:

Settings: /

/

Taking front-on pictures of people

(Face Detection)

Subject not centred in

picture (AF area displayed only when focused)

Detected faces (up to 11 people) and adjusts exposure and focus accordingly.

AF area

Yellow: When the shutter button is pressed halfway, the frame turns green when the camera is focused.

White: Displayed when more than one face is detected. Other faces that are the same distance away as faces within the yellow AF area are also focused.

Automatically focuses on any of 9 points.

Focuses on AF area in centre of picture. (Recommended when focus is difficult to align)

(1-area-focusing)

AF area becomes larger in dark locations or when using Digital Zoom, etc.

Cannot set to “Face Detection” in the following cases:

[Panorama Assist], [Night Scenery], [Food] Scene Modes

If the camera misinterprets a non-human subject as a face in the “Face Detection” setting, switch to another setting.

If faces cannot be detected such as when subjects are looking at places other than the camera or when the subject is moving rapidly, the AF mode setting switches to .

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Using the [Rec] menu

For details about the setting procedure in the [Rec] menu (

→24)

[Digital Zoom]

Multiplies effect of Optical Zoom or Extra Optical Zoom by up to 4 times.

(Note that, with Digital Zoom, enlarging will decrease picture quality.)

Mode:

Settings: [ON]/[OFF]

Digital Zoom area is displayed within zoom bar on screen.

Digital Zoom area

• Zoom motion stops momentarily when entering

Digital Zoom range.

• Within Digital Zoom range, AF area is displayed larger when the shutter button is pressed halfway.

• We recommend using a tripod and [Selftimer].

The setting is fixed to [OFF] in [High Sens.] Scene Mode.

Cannot change the setting in [Motion Picture] Mode. The setting in other Recording

Mode is applied.

[Burst]

Enables a rapid succession of still pictures to be taken. Succession of still pictures taken while shutter button is held down.

Mode:

Settings: /[OFF]

Speed No. of pictures

Approx. 0.8 pictures/sec Until card/built-in memory is full

Burst speed may be reduced if ISO Sensitivity is set to high, or if shutter speed is reduced in darker locations.

When burst is selected, the flash is disabled.

When you record subjects in motion where there is a significant difference between

● light and dark areas, it may not be possible to achieve the optimal exposure.

The setting is fixed to [OFF] in [Panorama Assist] and [Fireworks] Scene Modes.

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Using the [Rec] menu

For details about the setting procedure in the [Rec] menu (

→24)

[Red-Eye Removal]

Automatically detects red-eye and corrects still picture data when recording with flash

Red-Eye Reduction (

Mode:

Settings: [ON]/[OFF]

).

Available only when [AF Mode] is set to (Face Detection).

The red-eye effect may not be corrected under certain conditions.

When [ON] is selected, is displayed in the flash icon.

[Stabilizer]

Automatically detects and prevents jitter.

Mode:

Settings: [ON]/[OFF]

The setting is fixed to [ON] in [Self Portrait] Scene Mode.

Cases where Optical Image Stabilizer may be ineffective:

Heavy jitter, high zoom ratio (also in the Digital Zoom range), fast-moving objects, indoors or in dark locations (due to low shutter speed)

[Clock Set]

Set the clock (

→14). Same function as that in [Setup] menu.

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Different playback methods

(Playback Mode)

Playback Mode:

Recorded pictures can be played back in a variety of ways.

Press the Playback button

Display the screen for Playback

Mode selection

Select the method of playback

[Normal Play]

(

→20)

[Slide Show]

(

→49)

[Category Selection]

(

→50)

When no card is inserted, pictures are played back from the built-in memory.

After you switch from Recording Mode to Playback Mode, the Playback Mode automatically becomes [Normal Play].

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Different playback methods

(Playback Mode)

For details about the switching Playback Mode procedure (

→48)

[Slide Show]

Automatically plays back still pictures in order.

Select playback method

[All]

[Category

Selection]

Playback of all still pictures

Select a category and play back. (Select category with and press [MENU/SET].) (

→50)

Make sure [Start] is selected and press [MENU/SET]

Operations during Slide Show

Pause/Play

(While paused)

Previous

(While paused)

Next

Stop

Changing settings such as playback duration

Select [Setup] in step above and press [MENU/SET]

Select an item to change its setting

[Duration]

[Repeat]

[Setup]

[1 SEC.] / [2 SEC.] / [3 SEC.] / [5 SEC.]

[ON]/[OFF]

Motion pictures cannot be played back in a Slide Show. When the [Motion Picture] category is selected, the initial screens of motion pictures are played back as still pictures in the Slide Show.

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Different playback methods

(Playback Mode)

For details about the switching Playback Mode procedure (

→48)

[Category Selection]

You can narrow down the pictures displayed to view only a selected category.

Select a category and press [MENU/SET]

[Category] Recording information such as Scene Modes

[Portrait]/ /[Self Portrait]/[Night Portrait]/ /[Baby]

[Scenery]/ /[Sunset]

[Night Portrait]/ /[Night Scenery]/

[Sports]/[Party]/[Fireworks]/[Beach]/[Snow]

[Baby]

[Food]

[Motion Picture]

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Using the [Playback] menu

Playback Mode:

For details about the setting procedure in the [Playback] menu (

→24)

[Resize]

Picture size can be reduced to facilitate e-mail attachment and use in webpages, etc.

(Still pictures recorded at the smallest recording pixel level cannot be further reduced.)

Set-up: Press [MENU/SET] → [Playback] menu → Select [Resize]

[SINGLE]

Select [SINGLE]

Select still picture

Select size

Current size

Size after change

Select [Yes]

• After confirmation, press [ / ] to return to the menu screen.

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Using the [Playback] menu

[MULTI]

Select [MULTI] in step on the previous page

Select size

Select still picture

(up to 50 pictures)

Resize setting

• To cancel

→ Press [MENU/SET] again.

Select [OK]

Select [Yes]

Picture quality is reduced after resizing.

May not be compatible with still pictures taken on other devices.

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Using the [Playback] menu

For details about the setting procedure in the [Playback] menu (

→24)

[Protect]

Set protection to disable picture deletion. Prevents deletion of important pictures.

Set-up: Press [MENU/SET] → [Playback] menu → Select [Protect]

Select [SINGLE] or [MULTI]

Select picture and make setting

[SINGLE]

[MULTI]

Picture protected

Picture protected

• To cancel

→ Press

[MENU/SET] again.

• After confirmation, press [ / ] to return to the menu screen.

To clear all

Select [CANCEL] in step and select [Yes].

To cancel while releasing all

Press [MENU/SET].

May not be effective when using other devices.

Formatting will cause even protected files to be deleted.

If the write-protect switch is set to “LOCK,” pictures on the card cannot be deleted even if they are not protected with the camera setting.

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Using the [Playback] menu

For details about the setting procedure in the [Playback] menu (

→24)

[Copy]

You can copy pictures between built-in memory and memory card.

Set-up: Press [MENU/SET] → [Playback] menu → Select [Copy]

Select the copy method (direction)

: Copy all pictures from built-in memory to card (go to step ).

: Copy 1 picture at a time from card to built-in memory.

When selecting , press to select a picture, and then press [MENU/SET]

Select [Yes]

• To cancel

→ Press [MENU/SET].

• After confirmation, press [ / ] to return to the menu screen.

Copying pictures may take several minutes. Do not turn off power or perform other operations during copying.

If identical names (folder/file numbers) are present in the copy destination, a new folder for copying will be created when copying from built-in memory to card ( ).

Identically-named files will not be copied from card to built-in memory (

The [Protect] setting will not be copied. Set it again after copying.

Only pictures from Panasonic digital cameras (LUMIX) may be copied.

).

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Using with your PC

Pictures and motion pictures can be imported from the camera to your computer by connecting the two together.

• If your computer does not support SDXC Memory Cards, a message will be displayed requesting you to format the card. (Do not format the card. This will erase recorded pictures.) If the card is not recognised, refer to the following support website: http://panasonic.net/avc/sdcard/information/SDXC.html

Getting Ready:

• Make sure to insert batteries with sufficient power.

• When importing pictures from the built-in memory, remove any memory cards.

Check socket direction and insert straight in.

(Damage to socket shape can lead to faulty operation.)

[Access]

(sending data)

• Do not disconnect the USB connection cable while [Access] is displayed.

Connect camera to computer

• Please make sure you use the supplied USB connection cable.

Use of cables other than the supplied USB connection cable may cause malfunction.

Select [PC] on the camera

Operate with your computer

USB connection cable

(always use cable supplied)

To cancel connection

Click “Safely Remove Hardware” in the Windows System Tray

→ disconnect USB connection cable

→ turn off camera power

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Using with your PC

You can save pictures to use on your computer by dragging and dropping folders and files into separate folders on your computer.

Folder and file names on computer

Windows

Drives are displayed in “My Computer” or

“Computer” folder.

DCIM (Still pictures/motion pictures)

100_PANA (Up to 999 pictures/folder)

:

P1000001.JPG

P1000999.JPG

101_PANA

:

999_PANA

JPG:

Still pictures

MOV:

Motion pictures

MISC

Mac

Drives are displayed on the desktop.

(Displayed as

“LUMIX”, “NO_NAME”, or “Untitled.”)

∗ New folders are created in the following cases:

• When pictures are added to folders containing files numbered 999.

• When using cards already containing the same folder number (for example, pictures taken with other cameras, etc.)

When using Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Mac OS X

The camera can be connected to your computer even if you select [PictBridge(PTP)] in the step on the previous page.

• Only picture output can be performed from the camera. (Picture deletion can also be performed with Windows Vista and Windows 7.)

• It may not be possible to import if there are 1000 or more pictures on the card.

Do not use any other USB connection cables except the one supplied.

Turn off power before inserting or removing memory cards.

If the batteries run out while transmitting, a warning beep sounds. Cancel transmission using your computer immediately. Use batteries with sufficient power.

Some computers can read directly from the camera’s memory card.

For details, see the manual for your computer.

For more details, consult your computer operating manual.

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Using with your PC

Using “PHOTOfunSTUDIO” to copy pictures to your computer

With the “PHOTOfunSTUDIO” software on the supplied CD-ROM, a computer can be used to manage the recorded pictures.

Main “PHOTOfunSTUDIO” functions

• Copying recorded still pictures or motion pictures to a computer

• Backing up still pictures or motion pictures that have been copied to a computer to media such as a DVD

• Editing still pictures on a computer

• Stitching still pictures recorded in Scene Mode [Panorama Assist] into a panorama

• Attaching recorded pictures to e-mail

• Uploading recorded pictures to YouTube or Facebook

After importing pictures to your computer, you can print or e-mail them.

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Printing

You can connect directly to a PictBridge-compatible printer for printing.

Some printers can print directly from the camera’s memory card.

For details, see the manual for your printer.

Getting Ready:

• Make sure to insert batteries with sufficient power.

• When printing pictures from the built-in memory, remove any memory cards.

• Adjust the print quality or other settings on your printer, as needed.

Check socket direction and insert straight in.

(Damage to socket shape can lead to faulty operation.)

• Do not disconnect the USB connection cable when the cable disconnection icon is displayed

(displayed with some printers.).

Connect camera to printer

• Make sure you use the supplied

USB connection cable. Use of cables other than the supplied

USB connection cable may cause malfunction.

Select [PictBridge(PTP)] on the camera

To cancel print

Press [MENU/SET].

USB connection cable

(always use cable supplied)

Press to select a picture to print, and then press [MENU/SET]

Select [Print start]

(Print settings (

→61))

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Printing

Printing multiple pictures

Select [Multi Print] in step on the previous page

Select item

[Multi Select]: Scroll between pictures with , select pictures with [MENU/SET] to print. (Press [MENU/SET] again to release selection.)

Press to select [OK], and press [MENU/SET].

[Select All]: Print all pictures.

Print

(Previous page )

Select [Yes] if print confirmation screen is displayed.

An orange

displayed during printing indicates an error message.

Print may be divided into several times if printing a large amount of pictures.

(Remaining sheets display may differ from set number.)

Do not use any other USB connection cables except the one supplied.

Disconnect USB connection cable after printing.

Turn off power before inserting or removing memory cards.

When the batteries run out during communication, a warning beep sounds. Cancel printing and disconnect the USB connection cable. Use batteries with sufficient power.

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Printing

Print with date

Printing in store: Only recording date can be printed. Request date printing in store.

• When printing still pictures of 16:9 Aspect Ratio, check in advance that the store can accept this size.

Using computer: Print settings for recording date and text information can be made using the supplied CD-ROM “PHOTOfunSTUDIO.”

Using printer: Recording date can be printed by setting [Print with Date] (

→61) to [ON]

when connecting to a printer compatible with date printing.

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Making print settings on the camera

(Make settings before selecting [Print start])

Select item Select setting

Printing

Item

[Print with

Date]

[Page Layout]

[ON]/[OFF]

Settings

[Num.of prints] Set number of pictures (up to 999 pictures)

[Paper Size]

(printer takes priority)

[L/3.5”×5”] (89×127 mm)

[2L/5”×7”] (127×178 mm)

[POSTCARD] (100×148 mm)

[16:9] (101.6×180.6 mm)

[A4] (210×297 mm)

[A3] (297×420 mm)

[10×15 cm] (100×150 mm)

[4”×6”] (101.6×152.4 mm)

[8”×10”] (203.2×254 mm)

[LETTER] (216×279.4 mm)

[CARD SIZE] (54×85.6 mm)

(printer takes priority) / (1 picture, no border) /

(1 picture, with border) / (2 pictures) / (4 pictures)

Items only compatible with the printer may be displayed.

To arrange “2 pictures” or “4 pictures” in the same still pictures, set the number of prints for the still pictures to 2 or 4.

To print to paper sizes/layouts not supported by this camera, set to and make settings on the printer. (Consult your printer’s operating manual.)

When setting [Print with Date] to [ON], check the date printing settings on the printer (printer settings may be prioritised).

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List of LCD monitor displays

Press to change display (

→31).

In recording

1 2 3 4

15

14

13

12

11

5

6

7

8

9

10

1

2

6

7

4

5

8

3

Recording Mode (

→16, 19, 29, 36)

Picture Size (

→42)

Recording quality (

→43)

Flash Mode (

→32)

Optical Image Stabilizer (

→47)

Jitter alert (

→29)

White Balance (

→44)

Battery capacity (

→12)

Burst Mode (

→46)

Focus (

→16)

AF area (

→30)

Self-timer Mode (

→34)

10

11

12

13

14

9

15

ISO Sensitivity (

→43)

Aperture value/Shutter speed (

→29)

Exposure Compensation (

→35)

Current date/time

Age in years/months (

→40)

Elapsed recording time (

→19)

Save destination (

→12)

Recording state

Number of recordable pictures (

→13)

Remaining recording time (

→19)

RXXhXXmXXs∗

Focus range

Zoom (

→18, 46)

∗ [h], [m] and [s] indicate “hour”, “minute” and “second.”

• Screens shown here are only examples. The actual display may vary.

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In playback

10

9

8

7

6

1 2

List of LCD monitor displays

3 4

5

3

4

1

2

5

6

Playback Mode (

→48)

Protected picture (

→53)

Picture Size (

→42)

Battery capacity (

→12)

Picture number/Total pictures (

→20)

Elapsed playback time (

→21)

Recorded date and time

Age in years/months (

→40)

ISO Sensitivity (

→43)

Aperture value/Shutter speed (

→29)

7

8

9

10

Recording Mode (

→16, 19, 29, 36)

Flash Mode (

→32)

White Balance (

→44)

Exposure Compensation (

→35)

Motion picture recording time (

→21)

XXhXXmXXs∗

Folder/File number (

→20, 56)

Save destination (

→12)

Motion pictures (

→21)

Cable disconnection warning icon

(

→58)

∗ [h], [m] and [s] indicate “hour”, “minute” and “second.”

• Screens shown here are only examples. The actual display may vary.

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Message displays

Meanings and required responses to major messages displayed on LCD monitor.

[Some pictures cannot be deleted] [This picture cannot be deleted]

Non-DCF pictures (

→20) cannot be deleted.

→ Save needed data on a computer or other device, and then use [Format] on the camera. (

→28)

[No additional selections can be made]

The number of pictures that can be deleted at once has exceeded.

The number of pictures allowing [Resize] (multiple settings) at once has exceeded.

[Please turn camera off and then on again] [System Error]

The lens is not working correctly.

→ Turn on power again.

(Consult the dealer or your nearest Service Centre if display still remains)

[Some pictures cannot be copied] [Copy could not be completed]

Pictures cannot be copied in the following cases:

→ Picture of same name already exists in built-in memory when copying from card.

→ File is not of DCF standard.

→ Picture taken or edited on a different device.

[Not enough space on built-in memory] [Not enough memory on the card]

There is no space left on the built-in memory or the card. When you copy pictures from the built-in memory to the card (batch copy), the pictures are copied until the capacity of the card becomes full.

[Built-In Memory Error] [Format built-in memory?]

Displayed when formatting built-in memory via computer, etc.

→ Reformat directly using camera. Data will be deleted.

[Memory card error. This card cannot be used in this camera. Format this card?]

The card format cannot be used with this camera.

→ Save needed data on a computer or other device, and then use [Format] on the camera. (

→28)

[Insert SD card again] [Try another card]

Access to card has failed.

→ Insert card again.

Try with a different card.

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Message displays

[Memory Card Error] [Memory card parameter error]

Card is not of SD standard.

When cards in capacities of 4 GB or more are used, only SDHC or SDXC Memory

Cards are supported.

[Read Error]/[Write Error] [Please check the card]

Data read has failed.

→ Check whether card has been inserted correctly (→10).

Data write has failed.

→ Turn off power and remove card, before re-inserting and turning on power again.

Card may possibly be damaged.

Try with a different card.

[Motion recording was cancelled due to the limitation of the writing speed of the card]

When recording motion picture, use a card rated with an SD speed class∗ of “Class 6” or higher.

∗ SD speed class refers to a specification for sustained write speeds.

If recording stops even when using a card with speed of “Class 6” or faster, the data

● writing speed is low. We recommend backing up the data on the memory card and reformatting it. (

→28)

Motion picture recording may be automatically terminated with certain cards.

[A folder cannot be created]

Folder numbers in use have reached 999.

→ Save needed data on a computer or other device, and then use [Format] on the camera. (

→28)

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Q&A

Troubleshooting

Try checking these items (

→66 - 71) first.

If the problem persists, performing [Reset] in the [Setup] menu may resolve the issue.

(Note that except for some items such as [Clock Set], all settings are returned to their values from the time of purchase.)

Battery, power

The camera turns off immediately even with full battery power.

The remaining battery power is low even if new batteries are inserted.

The batteries are expended.

Depending on the battery brand and the operating temperature, the remaining battery power may not be displayed accurately.

Camera does not work even if power is turned on.

Batteries are not inserted correctly (

→10), or need recharging.

The power cuts off during use.

The batteries are expended.

Camera is set to [Auto Power Off]. (

→26)

→ Turn on the power again.

Recording

Cannot record pictures.

Built-in memory/card is full.

→ Free space by deleting unwanted pictures (→23).

Recorded pictures look white.

Lens is dirty (fingerprints, etc.).

→ Clean lens surface with a soft, dry cloth.

Lens is foggy (

→4).

Recorded pictures are too bright/too dark.

Adjust the exposure (

→35).

2-3 pictures are taken when I press the shutter button just once.

Camera is set to use [Burst] (

→46).

Focus not aligned correctly.

Not set to mode appropriate for distance to subject. (Focus range varies according to

Recording Mode.)

Subject outside of focus range.

Caused by jitter or subject movement (

→47).

Recorded pictures are blurred. Optical Image Stabilizer ineffective.

Shutter speed is slower in dark locations and Optical Image Stabilizer is less effective.

→ Hold camera firmly with both hands, keeping arms close to body.

→ Set [Digital Zoom] to [OFF] and [Sensitivity] to [AUTO]. (→43, 46)

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Q&A

Troubleshooting

Recording (Continued)

Recorded pictures appear coarse, or there is interference.

ISO Sensitivity is high, or shutter speed is low.

(Default [Sensitivity] setting is [AUTO] – interference may appear with indoor pictures.)

→ Lower [Sensitivity] (→43).

→ Take pictures in brighter locations.

Camera is set to [High Sens.].

(Picture becomes slightly coarser in response to high sensitivity.)

Brightness or colouring of recorded picture different from real life.

When recording under fluorescent or LED lighting fixture etc., increasing the shutter speed may introduce slight changes to brightness and colour. These are a result of the characteristics of the light source and do not indicate a malfunction.

Red banding may appear on the LCD monitor or part or the entire screen may have a reddish tint, when recording or pressing the shutter button halfway.

This is a characteristic of CCD and may appear if subject contains brighter areas. Some blurring may occur around these areas, but this is not a fault. This will be recorded in motion pictures, but not in still pictures.

We recommend keeping the screen away from strong light sources such as sunlight when taking pictures.

Motion picture recording stops midway.

With some cards, access display may appear briefly after recording, and recording may end midway.

When recording motion picture, use a card rated with an SD speed class∗ of “Class 6” or higher.

∗ SD speed class refers to a specification for sustained write speeds.

If recording stops even when using a card with speed of “Class 6” or faster, the data writing speed is low. We recommend backing up the data on the memory card and reformatting it. (

→28)

The beep volume is low.

The speaker is blocked.

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Q&A

Troubleshooting

LCD monitor

Monitor sometimes shuts off even though power is on.

After recording, monitor shuts off until next picture can be recorded.

Brightness is unstable.

Aperture value is set while shutter button is pressed halfway.

(Does not affect recorded picture.)

Monitor flickers indoors.

If the LCD monitor flickers when you record pictures under lighting such as fluorescent or LED lighting fixture, use [Light Freq.] in the [Setup] menu to set the utility frequency of the area where you are using. (

→26)

Black/blue/red/green dots or interference appears. Monitor looks distorted when touched.

This is not a fault, and will not be recorded on the actual pictures, so there is no need to worry.

Date/age is not displayed.

The current date and [Age] are displayed for about 5 seconds in instances such as when the camera is turned on, when you switch from Playback Mode to Recording

Mode, when you switch to [Baby] Scene Mode.

Flash

No flash emitted.

Flash set to [Forced Flash Off] (

→32).

Flash is disabled when using [Burst] or when using the following Scene Modes.

[Scenery], [Panorama Assist], [Night Scenery], [Sunset], [Fireworks]

Playback

Cannot view pictures.

Press the Playback button.

No pictures in built-in memory or card (pictures are played from card if inserted, from built-in memory if card is not inserted).

Camera set to [Category Selection].

→ Set Playback Mode to [Normal Play] (→48).

Folder/file number displayed as [-]. Picture is black.

Picture edited on computer or taken with a different device.

Batteries removed immediately after picture taken, or picture taken with low battery.

→ Use [Format] to delete (→28).

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Q&A

Troubleshooting

Playback (Continued)

The Playback volume and beep volume are low.

The speaker is blocked.

White round spots like soap bubbles appear on the recorded picture.

If you take a picture with the flash in a dark place or indoors, white round spots may appear on the picture caused by the flash reflecting particles of dust in the air. This is not a fault. A characteristic of this is that the number of round spots and their position differ in every picture.

[Thumbnail is displayed] is shown on the screen.

The still pictures may have been recorded with another device. If so, they may be displayed with poor picture quality.

Blackened red areas in recorded pictures.

When digital red-eye correction ( , , ) is operating, if a subject is recorded that has skin-coloured areas with red areas inside, the digital red-eye correction function may blacken the red areas.

→ We recommend setting the Flash Mode to

, or , or [Red-Eye Removal] to

[OFF] before recording.

The sound of the recorded motion pictures sometimes breaks up.

This unit automatically adjusts the aperture during motion picture recording. At such times, the sound may break up. This is not a malfunction.

Motion pictures recorded on this camera cannot be played on other devices.

Motion pictures (Motion JPEG) recorded with this camera may not be played on digital cameras of other manufacturers. Additionally, motion pictures recorded with this camera cannot be played on Panasonic LUMIX digital cameras sold before July 2008.

(However, motion pictures recorded with LUMIX digital cameras sold before this date can be played on this camera.)

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Q&A

Troubleshooting

Computer, printer

Cannot send pictures to computer.

Not connected correctly (

→55).

Check whether computer has recognised camera.

Select [PC] when connecting the camera to your computer. (

→55)

Computer does not recognise card (only reads built-in memory).

Disconnect USB connection cable and reconnect with card in place.

The card is not recognised by the computer.

(You are using an SDXC Memory Card.)

Make sure your computer supports SDXC memory cards. http://panasonic.net/avc/sdcard/information/SDXC.html

When you insert a card, a message will be displayed requesting you to format the card, but do not format it.

If [Access] remains displayed on the LCD monitor, turn off the camera and then disconnect the USB cable.

Cannot print when connecting to printer.

Printer is not compatible with PictBridge.

Set [USB Mode] to [PictBridge (PTP)]. (

→58)

Cannot print the date.

Make date printing settings before printing.

→ With supplied software: Select “with dates” within print settings.

Edges cut off pictures when printing.

Release any trimming or edgeless printing settings on printer before printing.

(Consult printer operating manual.)

The pictures were recorded in aspect ratio.

→ If printing in shop, check if 16:9 sizes can be printed.

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Q&A

Troubleshooting

Others

Menu not displayed in desired language.

Change [Language] setting (

→28).

Camera is hot.

Camera may become a little warm during use, but this does not affect performance or quality.

Lens makes a clicking noise.

When brightness changes, the lens may make a clicking noise and the monitor brightness may also change, but this is due to aperture settings being made.

(Does not affect recording.)

Clock is incorrect.

Camera has been left for a long period.

→ Reset the clock (→14).

When using zoom, picture becomes slightly warped and the edges of the subject become coloured.

Pictures may be slightly warped or coloured around the edges, depending on the zoom ratio, but this is not a fault.

File numbers are not recorded in sequence.

File numbers are reset when new folders are created (

→56).

File numbers have jumped backwards.

Batteries were removed/inserted with power on.

(Numbers may jump backwards if folder/file numbers are not correctly recorded.)

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Usage cautions and notes

When in use

Camera may become warm if used for long periods of time, but this is not a fault.

Keep this unit as far away as possible from electromagnetic equipment (such as microwave ovens, TVs, video games etc.).

• If you use this unit on top of or near a TV, the pictures and/or sound on this unit may be disrupted by electromagnetic wave radiation.

• Do not use this unit near cell phones because doing so may result in noise adversely affecting the pictures and/or sound.

• Recorded data may be damaged, or pictures may be distorted, by strong magnetic fields created by speakers or large motors.

• Electromagnetic wave radiation generated by microprocessors may adversely affect this unit, disturbing the pictures and/or sound.

• If this unit is adversely affected by electromagnetic equipment and stops functioning properly, turn this unit off and remove the battery. Then reinsert the battery and turn this unit on.

Do not use this unit near radio transmitters or high-voltage lines.

• If you record near radio transmitters or high-voltage lines, the recorded pictures and/

● or sound may be adversely affected.

Do not extend the supplied cord or cable.

Do not allow camera to come into contact with pesticides or volatile substances (can cause surface damage or coating to peel).

Never leave the camera and the batteries in a car or on a car hood in the summer.

It may cause leakage of the battery electrolyte, generation of heat, and may cause a fire and the batteries to burst due to the high temperature.

Caring for your camera

To clean your camera, remove the batteries and wipe with a soft, dry cloth.

Use a damp cloth to remove stubborn stains, before wiping again with a dry cloth.

Do not use benzene, thinners, alcohol, or kitchen detergent, as these may damage the

● outer casing and finish of the camera.

If using a chemically-treated cloth, read the supplied instructions carefully.

When not using for a while

Turn off camera power before removing batteries and card.

Do not leave in contact with rubber or plastic bags.

Store together with a drying agent (silica gel) if leaving in a drawer, etc.

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Usage cautions and notes

Memory cards

To prevent damage to cards and data

• Avoid high temperatures, direct sunlight, electromagnetic waves, and static electricity.

• Do not bend, drop, or expose to strong impacts.

• Do not touch connectors on reverse of card or allow them to become dirty or wet.

When disposing of/transferring memory cards

• If using the “format” or “delete” functions on your camera or computer, this only changes the file management information, and does not completely delete the data from within the memory card. When disposing of or transferring your memory cards, we recommend physically destroying the memory card itself, or using commercially available computer data erasing software to completely delete the data from the card.

Data within memory cards should be managed responsibly.

LCD Monitor

Do not press hard on the LCD monitor. This may cause uneven display and damage the monitor.

Do not rub the LCD monitor forcefully or push on it.

In cold climates or other situations when the camera becomes cold, the LCD monitor may be slightly less responsive than normal immediately after startup. Normal brightness will return once the internal components have warmed up.

Batteries

Be sure to remove the batteries from the camera if you are not using it for a long period of time.

• If the batteries are left in the camera, a small electrical current continues to flow even when the camera is turned off and the batteries will be gradually drained.

• If the temperature is too high or low or the humidity is high, the terminals may rust causing a malfunction.

• Be sure to store the batteries in cool (15 °C to 25 °C) location with low humidity

(40%RH to 60%RH), where the temperature does not change sharply.

• Keep batteries away from toddlers and children.

Do not drop, throw, or subject batteries to other strong impact.

• If you drop the batteries accidentally, make sure that the terminals have not been damaged.

• Do not use batteries that show signs of leakage, deformation, discolouration, etc.

If battery leakage occurs, remove the batteries, thoroughly wipe dry the battery compartment, and then insert new batteries or fully charged Ni-MH batteries.

Always use the batteries in dry and clean conditions.

• Do not immerse the batteries in water or seawater or wet the terminals.

• If there is any foreign substance such as grease or dirt on the battery poles, the recording/playback time may become extremely short. Before inserting the batteries, carefully clean the poles with a soft dry cloth.

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Usage cautions and notes

Do not peel off or scratch the battery covering.

• Do not use commercially available batteries that are entirely or partly uncovered. Do not use batteries with flat poles. Using such batteries may cause leakage, heat generation or explosion.

Take spare batteries when going out.

• Be aware that the recording time is reduced in low temperature conditions such as at a ski slope. Battery performance deteriorates when the ambient temperature is low (10 °C or less) and the recording/playback time may become extremely short. In particular, when using alkaline batteries, warm them in your pocket etc. before using them. Make sure that pocket heaters or metal objects such as lighters do not come into contact with the batteries when warming them in your pocket etc. The battery performance will recover when the temperature returns to normal.

• Battery performance may vary greatly depending on the brand used, the storage life from the date of manufacture, and the storage conditions of the batteries.

• Depending on the temperature and the conditions of use, the camera may not operate properly or the batteries may run out (the remaining battery power may not be accurately displayed). This is not a malfunction.

• Expended batteries may temporarily recover some performance if they are left for a period of time. However, they cannot be used for an extended period. Be sure to replace them with new batteries.

Rechargeable Ni-MH batteries

You can use Ni-MH batteries after charging them with a dedicated battery charger.

However, improper handling of the batteries may cause leakage, heat generation, fire or an explosion. Observe the following.

• If there is dirt on the battery poles, you may not be able to charge the batteries normally. Carefully clean the battery poles and battery charger terminals with a soft dry cloth.

• Do not peel off or scratch the covering on Ni-MH batteries.

• When the batteries are used for the first time, or after having not been used for a long period of time, they may not fully charge. This is a characteristic of Ni-MH batteries and is not a malfunction. Battery performance will return to normal after a few charges and discharges.

• We recommend charging the batteries after they are fully discharged. If you repeat charging before they are fully discharged, battery performance may be reduced. (This is called “memory effect.”)

If a “memory effect” occurs, continue using the batteries until the camera can no longer perform recording or playback and then charge them fully. Battery performance will be restored after a few charges and discharges.

• Once the Ni-MH batteries have reached full charge, do not continue to charge them.

• Over time, Ni-MH batteries naturally discharge and their performance lowers even if they are not used. If the batteries are left in the camera in this condition, they will be drained excessively and may become unusable even if they are charged again.

• When storing the batteries for a long period of time, we recommend charging them once a year. Remove the batteries from the camera and store them again after they have been completely expended.

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Usage cautions and notes

• Ni-MH batteries have a limited life. Battery performance gradually decreases over time as you keep using them and time goes by. If the length of time you can use the camera is extremely short even after fully charging the batteries, they may have exceeded their life span. Purchase new batteries.

• Read the operating instructions for the battery charger.

Disposing of used rechargeable batteries

Insulate the terminals using adhesive tape etc.

Do not disassemble the batteries.

Personal Information

If you set [Age] in [Baby] Mode, keep in mind that the camera and recorded pictures will contain personal information.

Disclaimer

• Data containing personal information can be altered or lost due to malfunction, static electricity, accidents, breakdowns, repairs, or other operations.

Panasonic will not be liable for any damage that occurs, direct or indirect, as a result of the alteration or loss of data containing personal information.

When ordering repairs or transferring/disposing of the camera

• To protect your personal information, please reset the settings. (

→27)

• If any pictures are contained in the built-in memory, copy (

→54) them to a memory card

if necessary, and then format (

→28) the built-in memory.

• Remove the memory card from the camera.

• When ordering repairs, the built-in memory and other settings may be returned to the initial purchase state.

• If the above operations cannot be performed because of a camera malfunction, consult with the dealer or nearest Service Centre.

When transferring or disposing of your memory card, see “When disposing of/ transferring memory cards” in the previous section.

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Specifications

Power Source

Power

Consumption

Camera effective pixels

Image sensor

Metering Mode

LCD monitor

Flash

Microphone

Speaker

DC 3 V LR6/AA Alkaline batteries (2) (supplied)

DC 2.4 V HR6/AA Rechargeable Ni-MH (nickel metal hydride) batteries (2)

When recording: 1.4 W

When playing back: 0.8 W

14,100,000 pixels

Lens

1/2.33” CCD, total pixel number 14,500,000 pixels

Primary colour filter

Optical 5 x zoom f=4.7 mm to 23.5 mm

(35 mm film camera equivalent: 26 mm to 130 mm)/

F2.8 (Max. W) to F6.5 (Max. T)

Image Stabilizer

Digital Zoom

Extra Optical Zoom Max. 10.5 x

(When the picture size is set to 3 million pixels [3M] or less.)

Focus

Focus range

Face Detection/9-area-focusing/1-area-focusing

Normal

Scene Mode

Shutter system

ISO Sensitivity

Optical method

Max. 4 x

15 cm (0.49 feet) (Wide)/0.6 m (1.97 feet) (Tele) to

There may be difference in above settings.

Electronic shutter + Mechanical shutter

AUTO/100/200/400/800/1600

[High Sens.] mode: 1600 - 6400

Shutter speed

White Balance

Exposure (AE)

8 to 1/2000 th

Auto [AWB]/Daylight/Cloudy/Shade/Incandescent/White set

AUTO (Programme AE)

Exposure Compensation (1/3 EV Step, -2 EV to +2 EV)

Multiple

2.7” TFT LCD (4:3) (Approx. 230,400 dots)

(field of view ratio about 100%)

Flash range:

(ISO AUTO) Approx. 0.6 m (1.97 feet) to 4.6 m (15.09 feet)

(Wide)

Monaural

Monaural

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Specifications

Recording media

Built-in Memory (Approx. 10 MB)/SD Memory Card/

SDHC Memory Card/SDXC Memory Card

Picture size

Still picture

When the aspect ratio setting is [4:3]

4320×3240 pixels / 3648×2736 pixels / 2560×1920 pixels /

2048×1536 pixels / 640×480 pixels

When the aspect ratio setting is [3:2]

4320×2880 pixels

When the aspect ratio setting is [16:9]

4320×2432 pixels

Motion pictures

1280×720 pixels∗ / 640×480 pixels∗ / 320×240 pixels

30 fps

(∗ Only when using an SD Memory Card)

Recording file format

Still picture

Motion pictures

QuickTime Motion JPEG (motion pictures with audio)

Interface

Digital

JPEG (based on Design rule for Camera File system, based on

Exif 2.3 standard)

Terminal

Dimensions

USB 2.0 (High Speed)

Data from the PC can not be written to the camera using the USB connection cable.

DIGITAL: Dedicated jack (8 pin)

Mass

Approx. 96.5 mm (W) x 62.0 mm (H) x 27.2 mm (D)

[3.8” (W) x 2.45” (H) x 1.07” (D)]

(excluding the projection part)

With card and battery: Approx. 173 (0.38 lb)

Excluding card and battery: Approx. 126 (0.28 lb)

Operating temperature

Between 0 °C and 40 °C

Operating humidity Between 10%RH and 80%RH

- 77 -

VQT3T39

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