Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7 User Guide Manual Operating Instructions

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7 User Guide Manual Operating Instructions
Operating Instructions
Digital Camera
Model No.
EU
DMC-TZ7
DMC-TZ6
DMC-TZ65
“AVCHD Lite” and “AVCHD Lite” logo are trademarks of
Panasonic Corporation and Sony Corporation.
Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories.
Dolby and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby
Laboratories.
QuickTime and the QuickTime logo are trademarks or
registered trademarks of Apple Inc., used under license
therefrom.
Before use, please read these instructions completely.
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All descriptions and logos pertaining to HDMI, VIERA Link, AVCHD Lite,
and Dolby pertain to DMC-TZ7 only.
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Dear Customer,
We would like to take this opportunity to
thank you for purchasing this Panasonic
Digital Camera. Please read these
Operating Instructions carefully and keep
them handy for future reference.
Information for Your Safety
WARNING:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE, ELECTRIC
SHOCK OR PRODUCT DAMAGE,
• DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPARATUS
TO RAIN, MOISTURE, DRIPPING
OR SPLASHING AND THAT NO
OBJECTS FILLED WITH LIQUIDS,
SUCH AS VASES, SHALL BE
PLACED ON THE APPARATUS.
• USE ONLY THE RECOMMENDED
ACCESSORIES.
• DO NOT REMOVE THE COVER
(OR BACK); THERE ARE NO USER
SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE.
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED
SERVICE PERSONNEL.
Carefully observe copyright laws.
Recording of pre-recorded tapes or discs
or other published or broadcast material
for purposes other than your own private
use may infringe copyright laws. Even
for the purpose of private use, recording
of certain material may be restricted.
• Please note that the actual controls
and components, menu items, etc.
of your Digital Camera may look
somewhat different from those shown
in the illustrations in these Operating
Instructions.
• HDMI, the HDMI Logo and the HighDefinition Multimedia Interface are the
registered trademarks or trademarks of
HDMI Licensing LLC.
• HDAVI ControlTM is a trademark of
Panasonic Corporation.
• SDHC Logo is a trademark.
• Other names, company names,
and product names printed in these
instructions are trademarks or registered
trademarks of the companies concerned.
THE SOCKET OUTLET SHALL BE
INSTALLED NEAR THE EQUIPMENT
AND SHALL BE EASILY ACCESSIBLE.
CAUTION
Danger of explosion if battery is
incorrectly replaced. Replace only
with the same or equivalent type
recommended by the manufacturer.
Dispose of used batteries according to
the manufacturer’s instructions.
• Do not heat or expose to flame.
• Do not leave the battery in an automobile
exposed to direct sunlight for a long
period of time with doors and windows
closed.
Warning
Risk of fire, explosion and burns. Do
not disassemble, heat above 60 °C or
incinerate.
Product Identification Marking is located
on the bottom of units.
About the battery charger
CAUTION!
• DO NOT INSTALL OR PLACE THIS
UNIT IN A BOOKCASE, BUILT-IN
CABINET OR IN ANOTHER
CONFINED SPACE. ENSURE THE
UNIT IS WELL VENTILATED. TO
PREVENT RISK OF ELECTRIC
SHOCK OR FIRE HAZARD DUE
TO OVERHEATING, ENSURE
THAT CURTAINS AND ANY OTHER
MATERIALS DO NOT OBSTRUCT
THE VENTILATION VENTS.
• DO NOT OBSTRUCT THE UNIT’S
VENTILATION OPENINGS WITH
NEWSPAPERS, TABLECLOTHS,
CURTAINS, AND SIMILAR ITEMS.
• DO NOT PLACE SOURCES OF
NAKED FLAMES, SUCH AS
LIGHTED CANDLES, ON THE UNIT.
• DISPOSE OF BATTERIES IN AN
ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY
MANNER.
Caution for AC Mains Lead
For your safety, please read the following text
carefully.
This appliance is supplied with a moulded three
pin mains plug for your safety and convenience.
A 5-ampere fuse is fitted in this plug.
Should the fuse need to be replaced please
ensure that the replacement fuse has a rating of
5-ampere and that it is approved by ASTA or BSI
to BS1362.
Check for the ASTA mark
or the BSI mark
on the body of the fuse.
If the plug contains a removable fuse cover you
must ensure that it is refitted when the fuse is
replaced.
If you lose the fuse cover the plug must not be
used until a replacement cover is obtained.
A replacement fuse cover can be purchased from
your local dealer.
WARNING: DO NOT CONNECT EITHER
WIRE TO THE EARTH TERMINAL WHICH
IS MARKED WITH THE LETTER E, BY THE
EARTH SYMBOL
OR COLOURED GREEN
OR GREEN/YELLOW.
THIS PLUG IS NOT WATERPROOF–KEEP
DRY.
Before use
Remove the connector cover.
How to replace the fuse
The location of the fuse differ according to
the type of AC mains plug (figures A and B).
Confirm the AC mains plug fitted and follow the
instructions below.
Illustrations may differ from actual AC mains
plug.
1. Open the fuse cover with a screwdriver.
CAUTION!
IF THE FITTED MOULDED PLUG IS
UNSUITABLE FOR THE SOCKET OUTLET
IN YOUR HOME THEN THE FUSE SHOULD
BE REMOVED AND THE PLUG CUT OFF
AND DISPOSED OF SAFELY.
THERE IS A DANGER OF SEVERE
ELECTRICAL SHOCK IF THE CUT OFF
PLUG IS INSERTED INTO ANY 13-AMPERE
SOCKET.
If a new plug is to be fitted please observe the
wiring code as stated below.
If in any doubt please consult a qualified
electrician.
IMPORTANT
The wires in this mains lead are coloured in
accordance with the following code:
Blue: Neutral, Brown: Live.
As these colours may not correspond with the
coloured markings identifying the terminals in
your plug, proceed as follows:
The wire which is coloured Blue must be
connected to the terminal which is marked with
the letter N or coloured Black or Blue.
The wire which is coloured Brown must be
connected to the terminal which is marked with
the letter L or coloured Brown or Red.
Figure A
Figure B
Fuse cover
2. Replace the fuse and close or attach the fuse
cover.
Figure A
Fuse
(5 ampere)
Figure B
Fuse
(5 ampere)
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Information for Users on Collection and Disposal of Old Equipment and used
Batteries
These symbols on the products, packaging, and/or accompanying
documents mean that used electrical and electronic products and batteries
should not be mixed with general household waste.
For proper treatment, recovery and recycling of old products and used
batteries, please take them to applicable collection points, in accordance with
your national legislation and the Directives 2002/96/EC and 2006/66/EC.
By disposing of these products and batteries correctly, you will help to save
valuable resources and prevent any potential negative effects on human health and
the environment which could otherwise arise from inappropriate waste handling.
For more information about collection and recycling of old products and
batteries, please contact your local municipality, your waste disposal
service or the point of sale where you purchased the items.
Penalties may be applicable for incorrect disposal of this waste, in
accordance with national legislation.
For business users in the European Union
If you wish to discard electrical and electronic equipment, please contact
your dealer or supplier for further information.
[Information on Disposal in other Countries outside the European Union]
These symbols are only valid in the European Union. If you wish to discard
these items, please contact your local authorities or dealer and ask for the
correct method of disposal.
Note for the battery symbol (bottom two symbol examples):
This symbol might be used in combination with a chemical symbol. In this
case it complies with the requirement set by the Directive for the chemical
involved.
Quick start guide
The battery is not charged
when the camera is
shipped. Charge the
battery and set the clock
before use.
When you do not use the
card (optional), you can
record or play back pictures
on the built-in memory
(P.16).
Charge the battery
Insert the battery and
the card
Turn on the power
Set REC/PLAY switch
to
Set the mode dial
to
Cd
Sales and Support Information
Customer Care Centre
• For customers within the UK: 0844 844 3852
• For customers within the Republic of Ireland: 01 289 8333
• Visit our website for product information
• E-mail: customer.care@panasonic.co.uk
Press the shutter button and take pictures
To play back the pictures
1. Set REC/PLAY switch
to .
2. Select the picture you
want to view.
Technical Support for AV Software
• For customers within the UK: 0844 844 3869
• For customers within the Republic of Ireland: 01 289 8333
Direct Sales at Panasonic UK
• For customers: 0844 844 3856
• Order accessory and consumable items for your product with ease and confidence by phoning
our Customer Care Centre Monday–Thursday 9.00 a.m.–5.30 p.m., Friday 9.30 a.m.–5.30 p.m.
(Excluding public holidays)
• Or go on line through our Internet Accessory ordering application at www.panasonic.co.uk.
• Most major credit and debit cards accepted.
• All enquiries transactions and distribution facilities are provided directly by Panasonic UK Ltd.
• It couldn’t be simpler!
• Also available through our Internet is direct shopping for a wide range of finished products, take a
browse on our website for further details.
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Please call 0870 240 6284 or visit our website www.panasonic.co.uk/guarantee.
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This manual provides operating instructions for the DMC-TZ7/DMC-TZ6/DMC-TZ65.
The appearance, specifications, and screen display vary depending on the model that is used. The
descriptions in this manual are primarily based on the DMC-TZ7.
Details about functions specific to each model are indicated by symbols added to headings or at the
end of descriptions, etc.
(Example)
Functions available in the DMC-TZ7 only:
Functions available in the DMC-TZ6/DMC-TZ65 only:
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Record, view, save those
Record
precious moments.
View
P.28
P.107
● Enjoy crisp pictures on large
screens!
AV cable
HDMI mini cable (optional)
Taking picture with
automatic settings
● Easy operation with
VIERA remote control
‘VIERA Link’ support
● Camera automatically detects the scene
‘INTELLIGENT AUTO’ mode (P.32)
● Automatically adjusts the optimum focus and brightness
settings based on the movement of the subject
‘AF TRACKING’ (P.34)
● Recognises faces and brings them into sharp focus
‘Face detection’ (P.34, 73)
Print
P.104
● With your printer
Connect directly to easily print
pictures at home.
Use a PictBridge-compatible
printer.
USB connection cable
● At digital photo centre
Give card to shop assistant to
print pictures.
Wide Angle
● Everyone can fit into a group photo
‘25 mm wide angle lens’
SD memory card
Zoom Shooting (P.37)
● ‘Optical 12x zoom’ (‘21.4x zoom’ with Extra optical zoom) for
close-up pictures of people at a distance
Taking Motion Pictures (P.61, 64)
● Quick switching to motion picture recording at the touch of a button
‘Motion picture Button’
● High-definition motion picture recording over extended durations
‘AVCHD Lite’ (1280 x 720p)
● Zoom functions available even during motion picture recording
Face recognition function
(P.65)
● Detect faces close to those that have been registered for
priority focus and exposure adjustment.
‘Face recognition’
32
Cards may be inserted directly into devices with SD memory
card slots.
● SD memory card/SDHC memory card 2
(optional)
Save and enjoy your pictures!
P.99
Use the bundled software
‘PHOTOfunSTUDIO 3’ for
● Saving, retouching, and managing your images
● Creating DVD discs (AVCHD/DVD-Video) from recorded
motion pictures
SD memory card
USB connection cable
With DVD recorder 1
Save to DVD or hard disk
SD memory card
1
2
3
AV cable
See respective products’ instruction manuals for details.
Can be used on SDHC memory card-compatible devices.
‘PHOTOfunSTUDIO 3.0 HD Edition’ is included with the DMC-TZ7 model.
‘PHOTOfunSTUDIO 3.0’ is included with the DMC-TZ6/DMC-TZ65 model.
In this manual, ‘PHOTOfunSTUDIO’ refers to either version of the software.
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Contents
Taking picture with automatic settings ... 32
Before use
Before use ............................................ 10
Read first .....................................................10
To prevent damage and faults .....................10
Standard accessories ......................... 11
Names of parts..................................... 12
Cursor button ..............................................12
Face Detection and Face Recognition ........34
AF TRACKING ............................................34
Taking pictures with your own settings ... 35
Align focus for desired composition ............36
Face Recognition function...........................65
Face registration .........................................65
Taking pictures/motion pictures with zoom ... 37
Useful features for travel .................... 67
DIGITAL ZOOM .....................................39
TRAVEL DATE .......................................67
WORLD TIME ........................................68
Viewing your pictures (NORMAL PLAY) ...40
Deleting pictures ................................. 41
To delete multiple (up to 50) or all pictures ...41
Preparations
Charging battery .................................. 13
Inserting battery and card .................. 15
Application (Record)
Picture save destination
(cards and built-in memory) ........................16
Remaining battery and memory capacity ....16
Changing recording information display ... 42
Taking pictures with flash................... 43
Taking close-up pictures/motion pictures ... 45
Setting the clock .................................. 17
Using menus ........................................ 18
TELE MACRO ......................................45
MACRO ZOOM.......................................46
Menu type ...................................................19
Using Quick menu .......................................20
Using SETUP menu ......................... 21
CLOCK SET/
WORLD TIME/
TRAVEL DATE/
BEEP/
VOLUME/
MONITOR ..............................................21
LCD MODE/
DISPLAY SIZE/
GUIDE LINE/
HISTOGRAM/
REC AREA
.....................................22
ECONOMY/ AUTO REVIEW ............23
ZOOM RESUME/
NO.RESET/
RESET/
USB MODE .........................24
VIDEO OUT/ TV ASPECT/
HDMI MODE
..............................25
VIERA Link
/
VERSION DISP/
FORMAT/
LANGUAGE .....................26
DEMO MODE ........................................27
Basics
Basic shooting operation
............ 28
Holding the camera/Direction detection function ...29
Mode dial.....................................................29
Basic shooting operation
... 30
Holding the camera/Direction detection function ...31
Mode dial.....................................................31
Taking motion pictures
... 64
Taking pictures with the face
recognition function
............... 65
Positioning camera and subject within
accessible range for focus alignment ... 47
Taking images with self-timer ............ 48
Taking pictures/motion pictures with
exposure compensation ..................... 49
EXPOSURE ..........................................49
AUTO BRACKET (Pictures only) ..........49
Taking pictures by automatically
changing the aspect ratio
............ 50
Taking pictures according to the scene ... 51
PORTRAIT/
SOFT SKIN/
TRANSFORM/
SELF PORTRAIT .....52
SCENERY/
PANORAMA ASSIST/
SPORTS ................................................53
NIGHT PORTRAIT/
NIGHT SCENERY/
FOOD/
PARTY/
CANDLE LIGHT ..................54
BABY/
PET/
SUNSET ..................55
HIGH SENS./
HI-SPEED BURST .....56
FLASH BURST/
STARRY SKY .........57
FIREWORKS/
BEACH/
SNOW/
AERIAL PHOTO/
PIN HOLE .............58
FILM GRAIN/
UNDERWATER ..........59
Setting frequently-used scene
modes on the mode dial................ 60
Taking motion pictures
.......... 61
Using REC/MOTION PICTURE menu ... 69
PICTURE SIZE ......................................69
QUALITY/
ASPECT RATIO/
INTELLIGENT ISO ................................70
SENSITIVITY .........................................71
WHITE BALANCE .................................72
FACE RECOG.
/
AF MODE .....73
PRE AF/
METERING MODE ............. 75
I.EXPOSURE/
BURST......................76
DIGITAL ZOOM/
COLOR MODE/
STABILIZER .........................................77
MIN. SHTR SPEED/ AUDIO REC./
AF ASSIST LAMP ..................................78
CLOCK SET/
REC MODE
........79
REC QUALITY/
CONTINUOUS AF/
WIND CUT
.....................................80
TRIMMING.............................................92
LEVELING/
FACE RECOG.
......93
ASPECT CONV.
/
ROTATE DISP. ...94
FAVORITE .............................................95
PRINT SET ............................................96
PROTECT/ AUDIO DUB. ..................97
COPY.....................................................98
Connecting with other devices
Copying recorded pictures ................. 99
Dubbing playback images via AV cables.....99
Copying to computers .................................99
Using with your PC............................ 100
Copying still pictures and motion pictures 101
Using the Multi Conversion Adaptor (optional) ... 103
Printing ............................................... 104
Printing multiple pictures/
Print with date and text..............................105
Making print settings on camera ...............106
Viewing on TV screen ....................... 107
Viewing on a TV with HDMI Socket
VIERA Link (HDMI) (HDAVI ControlTM)
...108
...109
Taking/viewing clipboard pictures .... 81
Taking clipboard pictures/
Viewing clipboard pictures .........................81
Zoom mark/CLIPBOARD menu ..................82
Application (View)
Viewing as list
(Multi playback/Calendar playback)... 83
Viewing motion pictures/pictures with audio..... 84
Different playback methods ............... 85
Others
List of LCD monitor displays............ 112
In recording ............................................... 112
In playback ................................................ 113
Message displays .............................. 114
Q&A Troubleshooting ...................... 116
Usage cautions and notes ................ 122
Recording picture/time capacity ...... 124
Specification ...................................... 128
SLIDE SHOW ........................................86
MODE PLAY
..................................87
CATEGORY PLAY .................................88
FAVORITE PLAY ...................................88
Using PLAYBACK menu ..................... 89
CALENDAR/
TITLE EDIT ..................89
Text input method ........................................89
TEXT STAMP.........................................90
RESIZE ..................................................91
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Before use
Read first
Standard accessories
To prevent damage and faults
Do a test shot first!
Avoid shocks, vibration, and pressure
Check first to see if you can take pictures
and record sounds (motion pictures/
pictures with audio) successfully.
• Avoid exposing the camera to strong
vibration or shock; e.g. dropping or
hitting the camera, or sitting down with
the camera in your pocket. (Attach hand
strap to avoid dropping camera. Hanging
any items other than the supplied
hand strap from the camera can apply
pressure against it.)
• Do not press the lens or the LCD monitor.
We will not compensate for failed/
lost recording or for direct/indirect
damage.
Panasonic will not provide compensation
for video or image damage caused by
faults with camera or card.
Certain pictures cannot be played
back
• Pictures edited on a computer
• Pictures taken or edited on a different
camera
(Pictures taken or edited on this camera
may also not be able to be played back
on other cameras)
Software on the CD-ROM supplied
The following actions are prohibited:
• Making duplicates (copying) for sale or
rent
• Copying onto networks
LCD monitor characteristics
Extremely high precision technology is
employed to produce the LCD monitor
screen. However there may be some dark
or bright spots (red, blue or green) on the
screen. This is not a malfunction.
The LCD monitor screen has more than
99.99% effective pixels with a mere
0.01% of the pixels inactive or always lit.
The spots will not be recorded on pictures
on the built-in memory or a card.
Unit temperature
The camera may become warm during
use. (Especially grip area, etc.)
This does not cause a problem with the
performance or quality of the camera.
Do not get the camera wet or insert
foreign objects
This camera is not waterproof.
• Do not expose the camera to water, rain,
or seawater.
(If camera gets wet, wipe with a soft, dry
cloth. Wring cloth thoroughly first if wet
with seawater, etc)
• Avoid exposing lens and socket to dust
or sand, and do not allow liquids to leak
into gaps around buttons.
• Please dispose of all packaging
appropriately.
• Cards are optional. You can record or
play back pictures on the built-in memory
when you are not using a card. (P.16)
Do not touch the lens barrier, as this may damage • Consult the dealer or your nearest
lens. Be careful when removing camera from
servicentre if you lose the supplied
bag, etc.
accessories. (You can purchase the
accessories separately.)
Please also refer to ‘Usage cautions and
notes’ (P.122).
Camera ON/
OFF switch
Optional Accessories
Standard accessories
Part numbers are as of February 2009
Battery Pack
DMW-BCG10E
• Charge the battery
before use.
(referred to in this manual as ‘battery’)
Battery Charger
Avoid condensation caused by sudden
changes in temperature and humidity
DE-A66A
• When moving between places of
different temperature or humidity, place
camera into a plastic bag and allow to
adjust to conditions before use.
• If the lens clouds up, turn off the camera
and leave for about two hours to allow
camera to adjust to conditions.
• If the LCD monitor clouds up, wipe with
a soft, dry cloth.
Battery Carrying
Case
When using tripod
VFC4297
• Do not apply excessive force or tighten
screws at an angle (may damage
camera, screw hole, or label.)
• Ensure that the tripod is stable.
(Read the tripod’s instruction manual.)
When transporting
(referred to in this manual as ‘charger’)
VGQ0E45
AC Mains Lead
K2CT3CA00004
Hand Strap
USB Connection
Cable
K1HA14AD0001
• Turn off the camera.
We recommend using a genuine leather
case (DMW-CT3, optional).
AV Cable
Lens
• Install software on your
computer to use it.
• If lens is dirty:
Images may appear slightly white if lens is
dirty (fingerprints, etc.).
Turn the power on, hold the extracted lens
barrel with your fingers, and gently wipe
the lens surface with a soft, dry cloth.
• Do not leave in direct sunlight.
K1HA14CD0001
CD-ROM
• Lithium Ion Battery: DMW-BCG10E
• AC Adaptor: DMW-AC5EB
• Multi Conversion Adaptor: DMW-MCA1
• Leather Case: DMW-CT3
• Semi Hard Case: DMW-CHTZ3
• Marine Case: DMW-MCTZ7
• HDMI mini cable
: RP-CDHM15/
RP-CDHM30
• SDHC Memory Card
32 GB RP-SDV32GE1K
16 GB RP-SDV16GE1K
12 GB RP-SDM12GE1K
8 GB RP-SDV08GE1K
6 GB RP-SDM06GE1K
4 GB RP-SDM04GE1K
4 GB RP-SDV04GE1K
• SD Memory Card
2 GB RP-SDM02GE1A
2 GB RP-SDV02GE1A
1 GB RP-SDR01GE1A
• CardBus PC Card Adapter
BN-SDPC3E
• Some optional accessories may not be
available in some countries.
SDHC memory cards
• New standards set in 2006 by SD
Association for high-capacity memory
cards exceeding 2GB.
• Can be used on SDHC memory cardcompatible devices, but not on devices
only compatible with SD memory cards.
When connecting to other devices or
requesting printing in stores, please
verify SDHC memory card compatibility
in advance. (Always read your device’s
operating instructions before proceeding)
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Charging battery
Names of parts
Always charge before first use! (not sold pre-charged)
Mode dial
(
Release lever (P.15)
P.29,
P.31)
Shutter button
(
P.28,
P.30)
Camera ON/OFF switch (P.17)
Flash (
P.29,
P.31)
Self-timer indicator (P.48)/
AF assist lamp (P.78)
Tripod receptacle
Card/Battery door (P.15)
Hand strap eyelet
Lens barrel
Zoom lever (P.37)
We recommend using
the supplied hand strap
to avoid dropping the
camera.
Lens (P.11)
STEREO MIC 1 (
P.61 (
64), 78, 97)
HDMI socket
Speaker (P.21)
LCD monitor
3
• Use the dedicated charger and battery.
• This camera has a function identifying batteries that can be used, and this function is
compatible with the dedicated battery (DMW-BCG10E). (Batteries not compatible with
this function cannot be used.)
Charger (model-specific)
AV/DIGITAL/MULTI
socket (P.101, 103,
Status indicator
REC/PLAY switch
P.30, 40)
DISPLAY button (P.42)
Q.MENU (Quick setting P.20)/
delete button (P.41)
Battery (model-specific)
Insert the battery
terminals and attach
the battery to the
charger
104, 107)
(P.15, 32)
P.28, 40,
It has been found that counterfeit battery packs which look very similar to the
genuine product are made available to purchase in some markets. Some of
these battery packs are not adequately protected with internal protection to
meet the requirements of appropriate safety standards. There is a possibility
that these battery packs may lead to fire or explosion. Please be advised that
we are not liable for any accident or failure occurring as a result of use of
a counterfeit battery pack. To ensure that safe products are used we would
recommend that a genuine Panasonic battery pack is used.
2
(P.108, 109)
(P.21, 22, 42, 112)
(
About batteries that you can use with this unit (as of February 2009)
The battery that can be used with this unit is DMW-BCG10E.
• Always use a genuine
Panasonic AC adaptor
(DMW-AC5E: optional).
• Do not use any other adaptors except a
genuine Panasonic multi conversion adaptor
(DMW-MCA1; optional).
Ensure ‘LUMIX’ faces
outwards.
Connect the AC mains lead
Motion picture button 4
(P.61)
E.ZOOM button
(P.38)
Cursor button
MENU/SET
Up cursor button (▲)
Charging light (CHARGE)
(menu display/set/finish) (P.18)
• Exposure compensation (P.49)
• Auto bracket (P.49)
• Multi aspect 2
(P.50)
• White balance fine adjustment (P.72)
On: Charging in progress, approx. 130 min. (Max.)
Off: Charging complete
If light is flashing:
• Charging may take longer than normal if
battery temperature is too high or too low
(charging may not be completed).
• Battery/charger connector is dirty. Clean with
a dry cloth.
Left cursor button (◄)
• Self-timer (P.48)
Down cursor button (▼)
• Macro mode (P.45)
• AF Lock (AF tracking) (P.34, 73)
Right cursor button (►)
• Flash (P.43)
In this manual, the button that is used is shaded or indicated by▲▼◄►.
The appearance, specifications, and screen display vary depending on the model that is used. The
descriptions in this manual are primarily based on the DMC-TZ7.
1 DMC-TZ6/DMC-TZ65 has only one microphone (Monaural).
2 This is not available in the DMC-TZ6/DMC-TZ65.
3 The size in the DMC-TZ6 is different. 4 DMC-TZ6 does not have this button.
The AC mains lead does
not fit entirely into the AC
input terminal. A gap will
remain as shown above.
Detach the battery
after charging is
complete
Disconnect charger and
battery when charging is
complete.
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Charging battery (Continued)
Inserting battery and card
Battery
(check orientation)
The battery life
Figures may be reduced if intervals between recordings are longer; if flash, zoom, or LCD
MODE are used frequently; or in colder climates (depends on actual usage).
Number of recordable
pictures
Approx. 300 pictures
Approx. 320 pictures
Recording time
Approx. 150 min
Approx. 160 min
Card
(check orientation)
By CIPA standard in normal
picture mode
Set the camera ON/OFF switch to OFF
Slide to the ‘OPEN’ position
and open the lid
OPEN
Do not touch terminal
LOCK
Recording conditions by CIPA standard
CIPA is an abbreviation of [Camera & Imaging Products Association].
• Temperature 23 °C (73.4 °F), humidity 50 %
• LCD monitor ON (The number of recordable
pictures decreases in AUTO POWER LCD,
POWER LCD, and HIGH ANGLE
mode)
• Using Panasonic SD memory card (32 MB)
• Using the supplied battery
• NORMAL PICTURE mode
• First picture taken 30 sec. after power turned
on (STABILIZER ‘AUTO’)
• 1 picture taken per 30 sec.
• Full flash used for every other picture
• Zoom operation for each picture
(max. W → max. T, or max. T → max. W)
• Power turned off after each 10 pictures,
battery allowed to cool
Number reduced if intervals longer – e.g. to approx. one quarter (75 pictures
80 pictures
) for 2-minute intervals under the above conditions.
Playback time
Release lever
Completely insert battery
and card
(both click into place)
Status indicator
/
Close lid
Slide to the ‘LOCK’ position.
Approx. 300 min
The number of recordable pictures or available recording time may vary slightly according to battery and usage conditions.
Recording time capacity (motion pictures)
Approx. 90 min
See P.125 for details.
• Continuous recording with ‘REC MODE’ set to ‘AVCHD Lite’ and ‘REC QUALITY’ to ‘SH’
Available recording time varies according to usage conditions and intervals between recording.
Available recording time will be reduced when the camera is switched ‘ON’/‘OFF’, recording is
stopped/started, or zoom operations are used frequently.
Battery will be warm during charging and for some time thereafter.
Battery will run out if not used for long periods of time, even after being charged.
Charge the battery with the charger indoors (10 °C - 35 °C).
Frequently charging up battery is not recommended.
(Frequently charging battery reduces maximum usage time and can cause battery to expand.)
Do not disassemble or modify the charger.
If available battery power is significantly reduced, battery is reaching end of lifespan. Please
purchase a new battery.
The battery charger is in the standby condition when the AC power supply cord is connected. The primary
circuit is always “live” as long as the power cord is connected to an electrical outlet.
When charging
• Remove any dirt on connectors of charger and battery with dry cloth.
• Keep at least 1 m (3.28 feet) away from AM radio (may cause radio interference).
• Noises may be emitted from inside of charger, but this is not a fault.
• Always remove from mains socket after charging (up to 0.1 W consumed if left in place).
Store battery in battery carrying case after use.
Do not use if damaged or dented (especially connectors), e.g. by dropping (can cause faults).
To remove
• To remove battery:
move lever in
direction of arrow.
Lever
• To remove card:
press down in
centre.
Always use genuine Panasonic batteries (DMW-BCG10E).
If you use other batteries, we cannot guarantee the quality of this product.
Do not remove card or battery while power is ‘ON’ or while status indicator is on
(Camera may cease operating correctly, or card/recorded contents may be damaged).
The reading/writing speed of a MultiMediaCard is slower than an SD memory card.
When a MultiMediaCard is used, the performance of certain features may be slightly
slower than advertised.
Keep the Memory Card out of reach of children to prevent swallowing.
Notice about the rechargeable battery
The battery is designated recyclable. Please follow your local recycling regulations.
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Inserting battery and card (Continued)
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
Set REC/PLAY switch to
before turning on power.
Turn on the power
if not.
‘PLEASE SET THE CLOCK’ will be displayed
when power is turned on for the first time.
Compatible memory cards (optional)
SD memory card/
The following SD standard-based cards (Panasonic brand recommended)
SDHC memory card
• SD memory cards (8 MB - 2 GB)
(optional)
• SDHC memory cards (4 GB - 32 GB)
Can only be used with devices compatible with SDHC memory cards.
(Always read your device’s operating instructions before proceeding)
• Cards of over 4 GB may only be used if they have the SDHC logo.
Please reformat the card with this camera if it has already
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been formatted with a computer or another device. (P.26)
If the switch on the card is set to ‘LOCK’, operations such as
Switch
formatting, recording, and deleting cannot be performed.
SDHC logo
(LOCK)
MultiMediaCards may also be used (for pictures only)
While this message is displayed
Press ‘MENU/SET’
Select the setting item (year,
month, date, time, display order,
time display format), and set.
Built-in memory (approx. 40 MB)
Built-in memory is slower than SD memory card.
‘QVGA’ in ‘REC QUALITY’ (P.80) only can be available to record motion pictures in the built-in memory.
Clipboard pictures (P.81) are saved to built-in memory.
Pictures may be copied between cards and the built-in memory (P.98).
Remaining battery and memory capacity
Remaining battery (only when using battery)
(flashes red)
If the battery mark flashes red (or status indicator flashed when LCD
monitor is off), recharge or replace battery. (P.13)
P.124
To change time setting
Select ‘CLOCK SET’ from
SETUP menu (P.21), perform
and .
• Clock settings will be saved for
approx. 3 months even after
battery is removed, provided
a fully-charged battery was
installed in camera for the 24
hours beforehand.
(Card) or
(Built-in memory) are illuminated red.
This means that an operation is in progress, such as the recording, reading, deleting,
or formatting of pictures. Do not turn off the power or remove the battery, card, or AC
adaptor (DMW-AC5E, optional) (this may cause damage to or loss of data).
Do not subject the camera to vibrations, impact, or static electricity. Should any of these
cause camera operation to be terminated, attempt to perform the operation again.
It is recommended that you copy important pictures to your computer (as
electromagnetic waves, static electricity, or faults may cause data to be damaged).
For model numbers and types,
see http://panasonic.co.jp/pavc/global/cs (This Site is English only.)
Set the
Select the display format
date,
time, or
display.
• To cancel → Press .
• Setting example of display order and time display format
[D/M/Y] [AM/PM]: PM 12:34 15.APR.2009
[M/D/Y] [24HRS]: 12:34 APR.15.2009
[Y/M/D] [24HRS]: 2009.4.15 12:34
When set to [AM/PM], 0:00 midnight is AM 12:00,
and 0:00 noon is PM 12:00.
Set
P.126)
When in operation
Select the
setting
item
REC/PLAY switch
Displayed when no card inserted (pictures will be saved to built-in memory)
Pictures remaining (
(The clock is not set when the
camera is shipped.)
Setting the clock
To set local time at travel
destination
Press ‘MENU/SET’
‘WORLD TIME’ (P.68)
• Turn on power again and check time display.
(Time and date can be displayed by pressing
‘DISPLAY’ several times.)
Failure to set the date and time will cause the date/time to be improperly printed when printing
pictures in digital photo centre or when using ‘TEXT STAMP’ (P.90).
Year can be set between 2000 and 2099.
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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To enable optimum usage of the camera, various functions can be activated and setting
can be changed from the menus.
Using menus
(Example) Change ‘VOLUME’ in SETUP menu when in NORMAL PICTURE mode.
(REC/PLAY switch , Mode dial )
Menu type
Bring up the menu
Camera ON/OFF switch
The selected
item is
displayed with
an orange
background.
Shutter button
Mode dial
Select SETUP menu
Highlight
REC menu
MOTION PICTURE menu
REC menu
REC menu
Changing image preferences
(P.69 - 80)
• Make settings such as white
balance, sensitivity, aspect
ratio, and picture size.
MOTION
PICTURE menu
Select and return
to menu items
Turns
orange
REC/PLAY switch
SETUP menu
To restore default settings
Select the item
‘RESET’ (P.24)
Page
(Zoom lever can
be used to switch
to next screen.)
Making the camera more
convenient to use (P.21 - 27)
• Make settings for ease of use
such as adjusting the clock and
changing the beep sounds.
PLAYBACK MODE menu
Item
Select the setting
Settings
Selected
setting
Finish
• When the REC/PLAY switch is set
to
, menu can be closed with a
half-press of the shutter button.
Settings display may vary according to items.
Viewing recorded pictures
(P.85 - 88)
• Choose a playback type to see
slideshows or just your favourite
pictures.
PLAYBACK menu
Using your pictures (P.89 - 98)
• Make settings for using the
images you have taken,
including protecting, trimming,
and handy settings for printing
your pictures (DPOF).
REC/PLAY switch
Menu items displayed vary according to mode dial setting.
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Using menus (Continued)
Using SETUP menu
Make general camera settings such as adjusting the clock, extending the battery life,
and changing the beep sounds.
‘CLOCK SET’, ‘AUTO REVIEW’ and ‘ECONOMY’ are important for clock setting and
battery life. Be sure to check these before use. (Setting method : P.18)
Using Quick menu
Recording menu items can be called up easily.
Set to
Item
CLOCK SET
Settings, notes
Set time, date, and display format.
Set the date and time.
(P.17)
Display ‘Quick menu’
WORLD TIME
DESTINATION: Set the local time at travel destination.
Set the local time at
travel destination. (P.68)
Hold
TRAVEL DATE
Quick menu
Select item and setting
Record the number of
days elapsed in your
travels. (P.67)
HOME: Set date and time at home area.
TRAVEL SETUP
OFF/SET (Register departure and return dates)
LOCATION
OFF/SET (Input name of destination.) (P.89)
Select
BEEP
Change or mute the
beep/shutter sounds.
Press
BEEP LEVEL
/
/
: Mute/Low/High
BEEP TONE
/
/
: Change beep tone.
SHUTTER VOL.
Setting
/
Item
/
: Mute/Low/High
SHUTTER TONE
/
VOLUME
Settings items displayed vary depending on recording mode.
Adjust volume of sound
from speakers (7 levels).
MONITOR
Adjust the brightness of
the LCD monitor
(7 levels).
/
: Change shutter tone.
0 • • LEVEL3 • • LEVEL6
• Cannot be used to adjust TV speaker volume when
connected to TV. (We recommend setting camera volume
to 0)
+1 - +3: Brighter
±0:
Standard
−1 - −3: Darker
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Using SETUP menu (Continued)
Item
Settings, notes
LCD MODE
OFF: Normal (cancel setting)
Make LCD monitor easier
to see.
AUTO POWER LCD:
The brightness is adjusted automatically depending on
how bright it is around the camera.
POWER LCD:
Makes screen brighter than normal (for outdoor use).
HIGH ANGLE:
Makes screen easier to see when taking pictures from
high positions. (becomes harder to see from the front)
See P.18 for the setting procedure in the SETUP menu.
Item
ECONOMY
Turn off LCD monitor
and power while not
in use to save battery
consumption.
• ‘HIGH ANGLE’ will be cancelled when power is turned off
(including POWER SAVE).
• Block out sunlight (with hand, etc.) if reflection makes screen difficult to see.
• ‘AUTO POWER LCD’ or ‘HIGH ANGLE’ cannot be used in the following cases.
During playback mode or menu screen display, or when
connected to computer/printer.
• ‘POWER LCD’ will be deactivated if no operations are performed for 30
seconds while recording. (Brightness can be restored by pressing any button)
• Brightness/colour of screen in ‘LCD MODE’ has no effect on pictures recorded.
• ‘AUTO POWER LCD’ cannot be set in playback mode.
• The number of recordable pictures and the recording time are
reduced when using ‘AUTO POWER LCD’ or ‘POWER LCD’.
DISPLAY SIZE
Select recording
information display and
types of guidelines.
(P.42)
• Cannot be used in the following cases:
When using INTELLIGENT AUTO Mode, CLIPBOARD
Mode, or AC adaptor (DMW-AC5E, optional), when menu
screen is displayed, when using self-timer setting or
during motion picture recording.
• To restore → Press any button.
HISTOGRAM
REC. INFO.
PATTERN
/
: Change the patterns of guide lines.
OFF/ON
AUTO REVIEW
Automatically display
pictures immediately
after taking them.
OFF: No auto review
1 SEC./2 SEC. : Automatically display for 1 or 2 seconds.
HOLD: Auto review screen remains until a button (other
than the display button) is pressed
ZOOM: Displays for 1 second, then at 4x zoom for 1
second
Check subject brightness
on graph. (P.42)
REC AREA
Enables verification of
the recordable area for
a motion picture before
recording.
• To restore → Press the shutter button halfway, or turn on
the power again.
• Cannot be used in the following cases:
When using AC adaptor (DMW-AC5E, optional), when
connected to computer/printer, during motion picture
recording/playback, during slideshows
• Settings fixed to ‘2 MIN.’ in ‘AUTO LCD OFF’ (below),
‘5 MIN.’ in INTELLIGENT AUTO Mode or CLIPBOARD
Mode, or ‘10 MIN.’ while slideshow is paused.
OFF/15SEC./30SEC. :
LCD monitor is shut off if no operations are performed for
a set period while recording. (Status indicator is illuminated
while monitor is off.)
STANDARD/LARGE
OFF/ON (Display recording information with guide lines.)
OFF/2MIN./5 MIN./10MIN. :
Automatically shut off power while not in use.
AUTO LCD OFF
Change the display size
of the menu.
GUIDE LINE
Settings, notes
POWER SAVE
OFF/ON
This section is not
• Recordable area displayed for motion
recorded.
pictures should be interpreted as a
guideline.
• When using extended optical zoom,
the recordable area may not always be
displayed for certain zoom ratios.
• This setting cannot be used with Intelligent
Auto Mode.
• Fixed to ‘2 SEC.’ in INTELLIGENT AUTO Mode.
• In ‘SELF PORTRAIT’, ‘PANORAMA ASSIST’, ‘HI-SPEED
BURST’, and ‘FLASH BURST’ scene modes, ‘AUTO
’, ‘BURST’ Mode, or
BRACKET’, ‘MULTI ASPECT
pictures with audio, auto review performed regardless of
setting.
• Motion pictures cannot be automatically reviewed.
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Using SETUP menu (Continued)
Item
ZOOM RESUME
Remember the zoom
ratio when turning power
off.
NO.RESET
Reset image file
numbers.
RESET
Reset to the default
settings.
Settings, notes
OFF/ON
• Cannot be set when using ‘SELF PORTRAIT’ scene
mode.
YES/NO
• The folder number is updated and the file number starts
from 0001.
• A folder number between 100 and 999 can be assigned.
Numbers cannot be reset once folder number reaches
999. In this case, save all necessary pictures to your
computer, and format the built-in memory/card (P.26).
• To reset folder number to 100:
First, format the built-in memory or card, and reset the file
numbers using ‘NO. RESET’. Then, select ‘YES’ on the
folder number reset screen.
• File numbers and folder numbers. (P.102, 121)
RESET REC. SETTINGS?
YES/NO
RESET SETUP PARAMETERS?
YES/NO
• Information registered in ‘FACE RECOG.’
is reset if
recording settings are reset.
• Resetting SETUP parameters causes the following to be
reset:
Birthdays and names in ‘BABY’ and ‘PET’ scene modes,
‘TRAVEL DATE’, ‘WORLD TIME’, ‘ZOOM RESUME’,
‘FAVORITE’ in PLAYBACK menu (set to ‘OFF’), ‘ROTATE
DISP.’ (set to ‘ON’).
• Folder numbers and clock settings will not be reset.
• Camera movement may be audible as the lens function is
reset. This is not a fault.
USB MODE
Select communication
method for when
connecting camera to a
computer or printer with
USB connection cable.
SELECT ON CONNECTION:
Select ‘PC’ or ‘PictBridge(PTP)’ each time you connect to a
computer or PictBridge-compatible printer.
PictBridge (PTP) : Select when connecting to a
PictBridge-compatible printer
PC: Select when connecting to a computer
See P.18 for the setting procedure in the SETUP menu.
Item
VIDEO OUT
Change the video output
format when connected
to a TV, etc. (PLAYBACK
mode only).
TV ASPECT
Change the aspect ratio
when connected to a TV,
etc. (PLAYBACK mode
only).
HDMI MODE
Set the output resolution
when connected to a
high-definition TV with
an HDMI mini cable
(optional). (P.108)
Settings, notes
NTSC /PAL:
Motion pictures that were recorded in AVCHD Lite may
not be played back correctly in some cases.
• Operates when AV cable is connected.
/
• When set to
, pictures will be displayed vertically long
on LCD monitor. (Operates when AV cable is connected.)
AUTO:
The output resolution is automatically
determined based on information from the
connected TV.
1080i:
Outputs 1080 effective scanning lines in
interlaced format.
720p:
Outputs 720 effective scanning lines in
progressive format.
576p 1/480p 2: Outputs 576 (or 480) effective scanning
lines in progressive format.
1 When the video out is set to ‘PAL’
2 When the video out is set to ‘NTSC’
Interlaced and Progressive Formats
In ‘i’ = interlaced format (interlaced scanning), half of the
effective scanning lines are displayed alternately every 1/50
second. In ‘p’ = progressive format (progressive scanning),
high-density video signals are sent simultaneously for all
effective scanning lines every 1/50 second.
The HDMI socket of this camera supports ‘1080i’ high
definition video output.
To enjoy progressive video or high definition video, a TV
compatible with these formats is required.
• Even if ‘1080i’ is set, the motion picture is output at 720p
during playback.
• If no video appears on the TV even though ‘AUTO’ is set,
try switching to ‘1080i’, ‘720p’, or ‘576p’ (‘480p’) to adjust
to a video format that can be displayed on your TV. (See
the manual for your TV.)
• This is activated when an HDMI mini cable (optional) is
connected.
• For further details, see P.108.
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Using SETUP menu (Continued)
Item
Settings, notes
VIERA Link
Enable automatic linking
with other VIERA Linkcompatible devices,
and operability with a
VIERA remote control
when connecting via an
HDMI mini cable (sold
separately) (P.109).
OFF : Operations must be performed via the camera’s
own buttons.
ON: Operations may be performed via the remote control
of the VIERA Link-compatible device.
(Not all operations will be available.) Operability of
the camera’s own buttons will be limited.
Check the version of the
camera firmware.
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.
Current version is
displayed.
YES/NO
Use when ‘BUILT-IN
MEMORY ERROR’
or ‘MEMORY CARD
ERROR’ appears, or
when formatting the builtin memory or card.
Item
DEMO MODE
View demonstration of
functions.
Settings, notes
JITTER, SUBJ. MOVE DEMO.: (Only during recording)
Extent of jitter and of subject movement are shown on
graph. (Estimate)
Large ← Small → Large
Jitter
• Works when connected via an HDMI mini cable
(sold separately).
VERSION DISP.
FORMAT
See P.18 for the setting procedure in the SETUP menu.
Movement detection
• When the REC/PLAY switch is , a guidance message
is displayed that asks the user to switch to
.
• To stop→ Press display button (P.12).
• Recording and zoom cannot be performed during demo.
• Use the movement detection demo with objects with
contrasting colouring.
AUTO DEMO : View introductory slideshow
OFF/ON
• This requires a sufficiently charged battery (P.13) or AC
adaptor (DMW-AC5E, optional).
(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 picture data including protected pictures will be
deleted. (P.97)
• Do not turn off power or perform other operations during
formatting.
• Consult your nearest Service Centre if format cannot be
successfully completed.
• Formatting the built-in memory may take several minutes.
• To close → Press ‘MENU/SET’
• If the camera is left switched on while connected to the
AC adapter (DMW-AC5E, sold separately) and with no
card inserted, the demo will automatically begin whenever
no operations are performed for approx. 2 minutes.
ENGLISH / DEUTSCH (German) / FRANÇAIS (French) /
ESPAÑOL (Spanish) / ITALIANO (Italian) /
日本語 (Japanese)
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Basic shooting operation
Please set the clock before shooting (P.17).
Turn on the power
Holding the camera/Direction detection function
Status indicator illuminated for
approx. 1 second.
Shutter button
AF assist lamp • Stand with your arms close to your body and with
your legs apart.
• Do not touch the lens.
• Do not block the microphone when recording audio.
(P.12)
• Do not block the flash or the lamp. Do not look at it
from close range.
• Pictures taken with camera held vertically can
automatically be displayed vertically in playback.
(Only when ‘ROTATE DISP.’ (P.94) is set to ‘ON’)
Pictures may not be able to be displayed vertically
if taken with camera facing upwards or downwards.
Motion pictures cannot be displayed vertically during
playback.
Flash
Set to
: Pictures and motion
pictures can be taken.
: The captured pictures and
motion pictures can be
played back.
Status indicator
Set to the desired recording mode
Motion picture button
• Motion pictures can be recorded
immediately by pressing the
motion picture button.
Mode dial
Aim the camera and shoot
Taking still pictures
Press the shutter button
Gently press the shutter button
Recording motion pictures
Press the motion picture button
Align to
correct mode
Press the motion picture button
to start recording
The current mode will be displayed on the
LCD monitor when the mode dial is turned.
Press halfway
INTELLIGENT AUTO
Mode
(Adjust the focus)
Press and hold the shutter
button to take picture
Press the motion picture button
again to finish recording
Press fully
• Motion pictures cannot be recorded in
(CLIPBOARD mode). (P.61)
Take images with automatic settings (P.32).
NORMAL PICTURE Mode Take images with customized settings (P.35).
MY SCN MODE
Taking images in frequently-used scene
modes (P.60).
SCENE MODE
Take images according to scene (P.51).
CLIPBOARD Mode
Take pictures as memos (P.81).
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Basic shooting operation
Please set the clock before shooting (P.17).
Turn on the power
Holding the camera/Direction detection function
Status indicator illuminated for
approx. 1 second.
Shutter button
AF assist lamp • Stand with your arms close to your body and with
your legs apart.
• Do not touch the lens.
• Do not block the microphone when recording audio.
(P.12)
• Do not block the flash or the lamp. Do not look at it
from close range.
• Pictures taken with camera held vertically can
automatically be displayed vertically in playback.
(Only when ‘ROTATE DISP.’ (P.94) is set to ‘ON’)
Pictures may not be able to be displayed vertically
if taken with camera facing upwards or downwards.
Motion pictures cannot be displayed vertically during
playback.
Flash
Set to
: Pictures and motion
pictures can be taken.
The illustration
shows the DMC-TZ6.
: The captured pictures and
motion pictures can be
played back.
Set to the desired recording mode
Status indicator
Mode dial
Aim the camera and shoot
(Press the shutter button)
Press halfway
Align to
correct mode
(Adjust the focus)
The current mode will be displayed on the
LCD monitor when the mode dial is turned.
Press fully
When recording motion pictures,
fully press the shutter button one
more time to end recording.
INTELLIGENT AUTO
Mode
Take pictures with automatic settings (P.32).
NORMAL PICTURE Mode Take pictures with customized settings (P.35).
MY SCENE MODE
Taking pictures in frequently-used scene
modes (P.60).
SCENE MODE
Take pictures according to scene (P.51).
MOTION PICTURE Mode
Take motion pictures (P.64).
CLIPBOARD Mode
Take pictures as memos (P.81).
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Taking picture with automatic settings
‘INTELLIGENT AUTO Mode’
Mode:
Backlight compensation
Turn on the power
Status indicator illuminated for
approx. 1 second.
Shutter button
Optimum settings are made automatically from information such as ‘face’, ‘movement’,
‘brightness’, and ‘distance’ just by pointing the camera at the subject, meaning that clear
pictures can be taken without the need to make settings manually.
Backlight refers to the light that shines from behind the subject. When this occurs, the
subject appears darker, and so backlighting is automatically corrected by increasing the
brightness of the entire image.
To use flash
Set to
Set to
(INTELLIGENT AUTO Mode)
Select either
(Auto) or
(forced flash off).
When using
,
(AUTO),
(Auto/red-eye reduction)
and
(Slow sync./red-eye reduction) will be switched
between automatically (see P.43 for details).
A second flash will be emitted in
and
for red-eye
reduction.
Status indicator
Automatic scene detection
Camera reads scene when pointed at
subject, and makes optimum settings
automatically.
• During AF tracking (P.34), the
optimum scene is automatically
selected for the subject where the
focus was locked (AF Lock).
Recognises ‘i PORTRAIT’
Follows face to take clear, bright
pictures.
Take a picture
Press halfway
(Adjust the
focus)
Recognises ‘i SCENERY’
Takes sharp pictures of near and far
landscapes.
Recognises ‘i MACRO’
Reads distance to take sharp pictures
of close subjects
Recognises ‘i NIGHT PORTRAIT’
Takes bright, natural pictures of people
and night scenery. (Only with
)
Recognises ‘i NIGHT SCENERY’
Uses slow shutter speed to achieve
natural colouring.(Only with
)
Focus display
(when focus
aligned:
flashing →
illuminated)
Recognized scene icon displayed in
blue for 2 sec.
Press fully
Recognises ‘i BABY’
(P.34)
Recognises movement
Reads subject movement to avoid
blurring when scene does not
correspond to any of the above.
To take motion pictures
(P.61)
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Focus range → (P.47).
In addition to automatic scene detection, ‘INTELLIGENT ISO
’, ‘I.EXPOSURE’, and
‘BACKLIGHT COMPENSATION’ will operate automatically.
The following menu items may be set in INTELLIGENT AUTO Mode.
• (REC menu): ‘PICTURE SIZE 1’, ‘BURST’, ‘COLOR MODE 1’, ‘FACE RECOG. 1’
• (MOTION PICTURE menu)
: ‘REC MODE’, ‘REC QUALITY 1’, ‘COLOR MODE 1’
• (SETUP menu 2): ‘CLOCK SET’, ‘WORLD TIME’, ‘BEEP 1’, ‘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.
According to the following conditions, different scene types may be determined for the
same subject.
• Face contrast, conditions of subject (size, distance, colouring, movement), zoom ratio,
sunset, sunrise, low brightness, jitter
If desired scene type is not selected,
we recommend manually selecting the
appropriate recording mode.
(scene mode: P.51)
We recommend using a tripod and the
self-timer with ‘i NIGHT SCENERY’ and
e.g. Face too large – ‘i PORTRAIT’ becomes
‘i MACRO’
‘i NIGHT PORTRAIT’.
When jitter is small (e.g. using tripod)
with ‘i NIGHT SCENERY’, shutter speed can reach a maximum of 8 seconds. Do not
move the camera.
The settings for the following functions are fixed.
• AUTO REVIEW: 2 SEC. • POWER SAVE: 5 MIN. • GUIDE LINE:
• WHITE BALANCE: AWB • QUALITY:
(Fine) • STABILIZER: AUTO
• AF MODE:
(Face detection) 1 • AF ASSIST LAMP: ON
• METERING MODE:
(Multiple) • PRE AF: Q-AF
1
(11-area-focusing) when face cannot be recognised
The following functions cannot be used.
‘HISTOGRAM’, ‘EXPOSURE’, ‘AUTO BRACKET’, ‘MULTI ASPECT’
,
‘WB ADJUST.’, ‘DIGITAL ZOOM’, ‘MIN. SHTR SPEED’, ‘AUDIO REC.’
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Taking pictures with your own settings
‘INTELLIGENT AUTO mode’ (Continued)
‘NORMAL PICTURE mode’
Mode:
Mode:
Face Detection and Face Recognition
Using REC menu (P.69) to change settings and set up your own recording environment.
Turn on the power
If the camera automatically identifies the scene and determines that people appear
as subjects in the image (
or
), Face Detection is activated, and the focus and
exposure are adjusted for the recognised faces. (P.73)
Status indicator illuminated for
approx. 1 second.
Shutter button
Face Recognition
Zoom lever
The faces of people who are taken frequently can be registered together with their
names, ages, and other information.
If pictures are taken with ‘FACE RECOG.’ (P.65) set to ‘ON’, priority is given to the focus
and exposure adjustments of the faces close to those that have been registered. Also,
the camera memorises detected faces during Face Detection, automatically recognises
faces which are taken frequently, and displays them on the face registration screen.
Face Recognition searches for faces close to those that have been registered. Correct
recognition of faces cannot be guaranteed.
In some cases, the camera may be unable to correctly distinguish between people with
similar facial characteristics, such as parents and children and brothers and sisters.
When using Face Recognition, the facial characteristics are extracted for performing
recognition, and so this process takes longer than regular Face Detection.
For subjects registered as newborns and infants (people with birthdays set to less than 3 years),
is displayed, and the picture will be taken to give the skin a more healthy appearance.
AF TRACKING
Even if a subject where the focus was locked (AF Lock) moves, the camera can continue
to keep it in focus.
Set AF MODE to AF tracking
• To cancel AF tracking → Press▲again.
Set to
Set to
(NORMAL PICTURE mode)
Status indicator
To take motion pictures
(P.61)
To use zoom
(P.37)
Take a picture
(P.43)
To adjust image brightness
(P.49)
Press halfway
(Adjust the
focus)
To take close-up pictures
AF tracking frame
Focus display
(when focus
aligned: flashing
→ illuminated)
To use flash
AF area
(Aligns focus with subject; when
complete: red/white → green)
(P.45)
To adjust colouring
(P.72)
Align the AF tracking frame with the subject, and then lock.
• To cancel AF Lock → Press▲.
• The optimum scene is detected for the subject
where the focus was locked (AF Lock).
AF Lock successful: Yellow
AF Lock failed: Red (flash)
Face recognition will be inactive while using AF tracking.
Please refer to P.73 if AF Lock is not successful for certain objects.
Press fully
When (jitter alert) is displayed, use the optical image
stabilizer (P.77), a tripod, or the self-timer (P.48).
If aperture value or shutter speed is displayed in red,
correct exposure has not been achieved. Use flash or
change ‘SENSITIVITY’ (P.71) settings.
Aperture value
Jitter alert
display
Shutter speed
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Taking pictures with your own settings
‘NORMAL PICTURE mode’ (Continued)
Mode:
Mode:
You can zoom in up to 12 times with ‘optical zoom’, and up to 21.4 times with ‘Extra
optical zoom’ (pictures only) with lower picture quality. You can also use ‘digital zoom’ to
zoom in even further.
Align focus for desired composition
Useful when subject is not in centre of picture.
First adjust focus according to subject
Hold down
halfway
AF area
Taking pictures/motion pictures with zoom
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 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.
We recommend using the ‘Face
detection’ function when taking pictures
of people (P.73).
Zoom In/Out
Do not block the lens barrel movement
while zooming.
Restore
Enlarge
Turn to W side
Turn to T side
Focus
range
(P.47)
Zoom bar
Zoom ratio
(approx.)
Zoom speed can be adjusted.
Zoom slowly → turn slightly
Zoom quickly → turn completely
Adjust the focus after adjusting the zoom.
Optical zoom and extra optical zoom (EZ)
Return to desired composition
Automatically switches to ‘optical zoom’ when using maximum picture size (P.69), and
to ‘extra optical zoom’ (for further zooming) otherwise. (EZ is short for ‘extra optical
zoom’.)
• Optical
p
zoom
• Extra optical zoom
Press fully
Zoom bar
Max. enlargement: 12 x
AF area
The focus display flashes and beep sounds when focus is not
aligned.
Use the focus range displayed in red (P.47) 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.
Most displays are temporarily cleared from screen when the
shutter button is pressed halfway.
(
Focus display
Max. enlargement: 14.3 x - 21.4 x
(Varies according to picture size.)
Maximum zoom ratios by picture size
PICTURE
SIZE
Max. enlargement
Focus range
displayed)
PICTURE
SIZE
Max. enlargement
Optical zoom
10 M
9.5 M
9M
12 x
10 M
9M
7.5 M
12 x
7M
6.5 M
6M
14.3 x
7M
6M
5.5 M
14.3 x
5M
4.5 M
4.5 M
17.1 x
5M
4.5 M
3.5 M
17.1 x
Extra optical zoom
3M
2M
3M
2.5 M
2.5 M
2M
21.4 x
3M
2M
2.5 M
2M
21. 4 x
0.3 M
0.3 M
What is Extra optical zoom (EZ)?
If, for example, set to ‘3M ’ (equivalent to 3 million pixels), a picture will only be taken
of a 3M-sized central part of a 10 M (equivalent to 10.1 million pixels) area, meaning
that the picture can be enlarged further.
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Taking pictures/motion pictures with zoom
(Continued)
Mode:
To enlarge quickly to max. ratio ‘EASY ZOOM’
Enlarging further
Easy zoom cannot be used while recording motion pictures.
‘DIGITAL ZOOM’
Zoom 4 times further than optical/extra optical zoom (maximum 48 x – 85.5 x).
(Note that, with digital zoom, enlarging will lessen picture quality.)
E.ZOOM
(zoom ratio changes with each press)
Display REC menu
Select ‘ON’
Select ‘DIGITAL ZOOM’
Finish
e.g. Picture size is 7M or less
1x
Extra optical zoom maximum ratio
e.g. Picture size is 7.5M or more
1x
12 x
21.4 x
Picture quality is temporarily reduced.
10 M
9M
7.5 M
→ 3M
→ 2.5 M
→ 2M
You can zoom further to the maximum digital zoom ratio if
‘DIGITAL ZOOM’ (P.39) is set to ‘ON’.
Digital zoom area is displayed within zoom bar on screen.
e.g. With 48x
Digital zoom area
The enlargement ratio displayed in the bar on screen is an estimate.
In certain recording modes, TELE MACRO function (P.45) is activated when maximum
zoom ratio is reached.
A greater degree of distortion may be generated by taking wider-angled pictures of
close objects, while using more telescopic zoom may result in more colouring appearing
around the outlines of objects.
The camera may make a rattling noise and vibrate when the zoom lever is operated –
this is not a fault.
When using extra optical zoom, zoom movement may stop momentarily near maximum
W (1x), but this is not a fault.
Extra optical zoom cannot be used in the following cases:
‘MACRO ZOOM’, motion picture, ‘TRANSFORM’ ‘HIGH SENS.’, ‘HI-SPEED BURST’,
‘FLASH BURST’, ‘PIN HOLE’, and ‘FILM GRAIN’ scene modes
‘ZOOM RESUME’ (P.24) allows zoom ratio to be memorised even if power is turned off.
• 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 the self-timer
(P.48).
Digital zoom cannot be used in the following modes:
(INTELLIGENT AUTO mode),
(CLIPBOARD mode), scene modes (‘SPORTS’,
‘BABY’, ‘PET’, ‘HIGH SENS.’, ‘HI-SPEED BURST’, ‘FLASH BURST’, ‘PIN HOLE’, and
‘FILM GRAIN’), when ‘INTELLIGENT ISO’ is not set to ‘OFF’
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Viewing your pictures (NORMAL PLAY)
Deleting pictures
REC/PLAY switch:
REC/PLAY switch:
When there is no card inserted, the pictures played back from the built-in memory.
(Clipboard pictures can only be played back in CLIPBOARD mode (P.81).)
Pictures deleted will be from card if card is inserted, or from built-in memory if the card is
not inserted. Deleted pictures cannot be recovered.
Set to
Zoom lever
Set to
Press to delete displayed picture
Select ‘YES’
Scroll through pictures
File number
DISPLAY
Picture number/
Total pictures
Previous
Current zoom position (displayed
for 1 sec.)
• Zoom ratio: 1x/2x/4x/8x/16x
• To reduce zoom→ Turn lever
towards W side
• Move zoom position→ ▲▼◄►
To playback as list
(P.83)
To view with different
playback modes
(slideshow, etc.)
(P.85)
To playback motion
pictures
(P.84)
Use a sufficiently charged
battery or an AC adaptor (DMWAC5E, optional).
Next
To enlarge (playback zoom)
Turn to
T side
• Do not turn off
the power during
deletion.
DISPLAY
Hold down to quickly scroll forwards/
backwards.
(Only file numbers change while held down;
picture is displayed when released)
Scroll speed increases the longer you press.
(Speed may vary according to playback
conditions)
If file number is not displayed, press display
button.
After the final picture, display returns to the
first picture.
Some pictures edited on computer may not
be able to be viewed on this camera.
If the REC/PLAY switch is moved from
to
while the power is on, the lens barrel will
be retracted after approx. 15 seconds.
This camera is compliant with the unified
DCF (Design rule for Camera File system)
standard formulated by the Japan
Electronics and Information Technology
Industries Association (JEITA), and with Exif
(Exchangeable image file format). Files that
are not DCF-compliant cannot be played
back.
To delete multiple (up to 50) or all pictures
(after step
)
Select type of deletion
• To use
‘DELETE
ALL’ → go to
step
Delete
Select ‘YES’
Select the pictures to delete
(Repeat)
• To release
→ Press
DISPLAY
again
Picture selected
• To cancel → press ‘MENU/SET’.
• May take time depending on
number of pictures deleted.
• ‘ALL DELETE EXCEPT
(FAVORITE)’ may be selected in
‘DELETE ALL’ when ‘FAVORITE’ is
set to ‘ON’ (P.95) and pictures have
been registered.
Pictures cannot be deleted in the following cases:
• Protected pictures (P.97)
• Card switch is in ‘LOCK’ position. • Pictures not of DCF standard (P.40)
Motion pictures can also be deleted.
To delete clipboard pictures, set mode dial to
.
To delete all data including protected images, perform FORMAT. (P.26)
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Changing recording information display
Taking pictures with flash
Mode:
Change between different LCD monitor displays, such as histograms.
Display ‘FLASH’
Press to change display
Select the desired type
In recording mode
Recording
information 1
Motion picture recording
information 1, 2
No display
In playback mode
Recording information
Recording
or histogram 1
No display
information
Histogram
Guide lines
1, 3
1
Set ‘HISTOGRAM’ to ‘ON’ to display
histogram (P.22).
Return to the ‘Recording
information’ display by pressing the
shutter button halfway.
• Displayed when recording motion pictures
instead of the left screen.
3 Select guide line pattern and
recording information display on/off
with ‘GUIDE LINE’ setting (P.22).
2•
Judge balance
• Reference for composition
(e.g. balance) when recording.
• INTELLIGENT AUTO mode and CLIPBOARD mode
display
only.
• This is not displayed in ‘MULTI ASPECT’ mode.
→ Bright
Judge centre of
subject
During playback zoom, motion picture playback, slideshow: Display on/off
During menu display, multi playback or calendar playback: Display cannot be changed.
Displayed for approx. 5 sec.
Can also be selected with ►.
Type, operations
AUTO
• Automatically judges whether or not to flash
AUTO/RED-EYE reduction 1
• Automatically judges whether or not to flash
(reduce red-eye)
FORCED FLASH ON
• Always flash
FORCED ON/RED-EYE reduction 1
(For ‘PARTY’ and ‘CANDLE LIGHT’ scene modes
only (P.54))
• Always flash (reduce red-eye)
SLOW SYNC./RED-EYE reduction 1
• Automatically judges whether or not to flash
(reduce red eye; slow shutter speed to take brighter
pictures)
FORCED FLASH OFF
• Never flash
• When
is in use, recording
information and guide lines cannot be
displayed simultaneously.
Displays distribution of brightness in picture
– e.g. if the graph peaks at the right, this means there are
(Example)
several bright areas in the picture. (Guide) A peak in the centre
represents correct brightness (correct exposure). This can be
used as a reference for exposure correction (P.49), etc.
• Histogram from time of recording is different to histogram
in playback and displayed in orange, when recording with
flash or in dark locations. Also, histogram may differ from
Dark←
OK
histograms made with image editing software.
• Histograms cannot be displayed in
(INTELLIGENT AUTO
mode),
(CLIPBOARD mode), MULTI ASPECT
, or during playback zoom.
• This is not displayed during motion picture recording.
Guide lines
Stand at least 1 m (3.28 feet)
away when using flash to take
pictures of infants.
Uses
Normal use
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
1 When
digital red-eye correction function operates, red-eye will be detected and
corrected automatically when the flash is emitted.
As two flashes will be emitted, do not move until after the second flash (correction effect may
vary according to person). Interval between flashes varies according to brightness of subject.
Shutter speeds are as follows:
•
,
,
,
: 1/30 2 - 1/2000th
•
,
: 1/8 2, 3 - 1/2000th
2 Varies according to ‘MIN. SHTR SPEED’ setting.
3 Max. 1/4 sec. when ‘INTELLIGENT ISO’ in use; max. 1 sec. when ‘STABILIZER’ set
to ‘OFF’ or when blur is insignificant. Also varies according to ‘INTELLIGENT AUTO’
mode, ‘SCENE MODE’, zoom position.
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Taking pictures with flash (Continued)
Taking close-up pictures/motion pictures
Mode:
Mode:
Available types in each mode (
When you want to enlarge the subject, setting to ‘AF MACRO ( )’ enables you to take
images at an even closer distance than the normal focus range (up to 3 cm (0.10 feet) for
max. W).
: default setting)
SCENE MODE
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
○ ○ ○ ○ ○
○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○
- - - - - - - - ○ ○ ○ ○ ○
- ○ - - ○ ○ ○ - - ○ ○ ○ ○
- - - - ○ - - - - - - - - ○ - - ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○
- - ○ ○ - - - - - - - - ○ - ○ ○ - - - - - - - - ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ - ○ ○ ○ ○ ○
Set to
(AUTO),
(AUTO/RED-EYE reduction), or
reduction) according to subject and brightness.
Display ‘MACRO MODE’
Select ‘AF MACRO’
(SLOW SYNC./RED-EYE
• The flash cannot be used when recording motion pictures, scene mode,
,
,
,
or
.
,
,
,
Focus range according to ISO sensitivity and zoom
Focus range
Max. W
Max. T
Approx. 0.6-5.3 m (1.97-17.4 feet) Approx. 1.0-3.6 m (3.28-11.8 feet)
Approx. 0.6-1.5 m (1.97-4.92 feet)
Approx. 1.0m (3.28 feet)
Approx. 0.6-1.6 m (1.97-5.25 feet) Approx. 1.0-1.1 m (3.28-3.61 feet)
Approx. 0.6-2.3 m (1.97-7.55 feet) Approx. 1.0-1.6 m (3.28-5.25 feet)
Approx. 0.6-3.3 m (1.97-10.8 feet) Approx. 1.0-2.2 m (3.28-7.22 feet)
Approx. 0.8-4.7 m (2.62-15.4 feet) Approx. 1.0-3.2 m (3.28-10.5 feet)
Approx. 1.15-6.7 m (3.77-22.0 feet) Approx. 1.0-4.5 m (3.28-14.8 feet)
Approx. 0.6-3.3 m (1.97-10.8 feet) Approx. 1.0-2.2 m (3.28-7.22 feet)
Approx. 0.8-4.7 m (2.62-15.4 feet) Approx. 1.0-3.2 m (3.28-10.5 feet)
Approx. 1.15-6.7 m (3.77-22.0 feet) Approx. 1.0-4.5 m (3.28-14.8 feet)
AUTO
ISO80
ISO100
SENSITIVITY
ISO200
(P.71)
ISO400
ISO800
ISO1600
ISOMAX400
INTELLIGENT ISO
ISOMAX800
(P.70)
ISOMAX1600
‘HIGH SENS.’ in
ISO1600Approx. 1.15-13.5 m (3.77-44.3 feet) Approx. 1.0-9.1 m (3.28-29.9 feet)
SCENE MODE (P.56) ISO6400
‘FLASH BURST’ in ISO100Approx. 0.6-3.4 m (1.97-11.2 feet)
Approx. 1.0-2.3 m (3.28-7.55 feet)
SCENE MODE (P.57) ISO3200
Do not touch or look at the flash (P.12) 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.
Edges of picture may become slightly dark if using flash at short distances without using
zoom (close to max. W). This may be remedied by using a little zoom.
If flash is to be emitted, flash type marks (e.g.
) will turn red when shutter button is
pressed halfway.
No pictures may be taken if these marks (e.g.
) are flashing (flash is charging).
Insufficient flash reach may be due to inadequately set 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.
Focus may take time to align for
subjects over 50 cm (1.64 feet)
away.
When using
(INTELLIGENT
AUTO mode), macro recording
can be activated by just pointing
the camera at subject.
(
display)
AF MACRO automatically
activates when AF MODE is set
to
(AF tracking). (
is not
displayed.)
Displayed for approx. 5 sec.
Take an image
display
Taking close-up images without standing close to subject
‘TELE MACRO’ function
Useful for taking close-up pictures of, for example, birds that may fly away if approached,
or to blur background and emphasize subject.
‘TELE MACRO’ operates automatically when optical or extended zoom optical
ratios are close to the maximum T setting (10x or above for optical zoom). The
focus can be aligned for distances as close as 1m (3.28 feet).
Digital zoom may also be used.
This function also operates when taking pictures in
the following scene modes.
‘FOOD’, ‘CANDLE LIGHT’, ‘BABY’, ‘HIGH SENS.’,
‘UNDERWATER’, ‘PET’, ‘HI-SPEED BURST’,
‘FLASH BURST’, ‘PIN HOLE’, ‘FILM GRAIN’
Turn to
max. T
changes to
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Taking close-up pictures/motion pictures
Positioning camera and subject within
accessible range for focus alignment
(Continued)
Mode:
Taking images at even closer range
‘MACRO ZOOM’
Focus range for
(NORMAL PICTURE mode)
Focus range
To take even larger images of the subject, setting to ‘MACRO ZOOM’ enables the subject
to appear even larger than when using AF MACRO.
Display ‘MACRO MODE’
Zoom lever
Distance between the lens
and the subject
3 cm
50 cm
(0.10 feet) (1.64 feet)
1m
(3.28 feet)
2m
(6.57 feet)
1 x (max.W)
3 cm (0.10 feet) - ∞
50 cm (1.64 feet) - ∞
2x
20 cm (0.66 feet) - ∞
50 cm (1.64 feet) - ∞
3x
50 cm (1.64 feet) - ∞
50 cm (1.64 feet) - ∞
4x
1 m (3.28 feet) - ∞
1 m (3.28 feet) - ∞
Zoom ratio
1
Select ‘MACRO ZOOM’
Displayed for approx. 5 sec.
Adjust the digital zoom
magnification with the zoom lever
5x - 8x
9x
The zoom position is fixed at the Wide end.
Focus range is 3 cm (0.10 feet) - ∞.
2 m (6.57 feet) - ∞
2 m (6.57 feet) - ∞
When a subject is too close to
the camera, the image may not
be properly focused.
1.5 m (4.93 feet) - ∞
2 m (6.57 feet) - ∞
1 m (3.28 feet) - ∞
2 m (6.57 feet) - ∞
10 x - 12 x
(max.T)
Return
∞
Enlarge
: Focus range when
: Focus range when
‘AF MACRO’ is set
‘AF MACRO’ is off
2
3
1 Focus
Digital zoom magnification (1x to 3x)
Take an image
In MACRO ZOOM, higher magnification results in lower picture quality.
When set to MACRO ZOOM, extra optical zoom is cancelled.
MACRO ZOOM setting cannot be used while recording in ‘MULTI ASPECT’ mode.
We recommend using a tripod, the self-timer (P.48), and flash
‘FORCED FLASH
OFF’ (P.43).
Moving the camera after aligning the focus is likely to result in poorly focused pictures if
subject is close to camera, due to margin for focus alignment being severely reduced.
Resolution may be reduced around the edges of the picture.
range varies depending on the zoom ratio.
focus range is identical under the following settings.
•
(INTELLIGENT AUTO mode) •
(CLIPBOARD mode)
• FOOD, CANDLE LIGHT, BABY, HIGH SENS., UNDERWATER, PET, HI-SPEED
BURST, PIN HOLE, FILM GRAIN in SCENE mode
• When set to
(AF MACRO) in
(MOTION PICTURE mode)
3 The focus range is identical under the following settings.
• PORTRAIT, SOFT SKIN, TRANSFORM, PANORAMA ASSIST, SPORTS, PARTY,
SUNSET, STARRY SKY, BEACH, SNOW in Scene Mode
• When not set to
(AF MACRO) in
(MOTION PICTURE mode)
2 The
Zoom ratios are approximate.
Ranges for focus alignment differ for scene modes.
Zoom ratios shown above vary when extra optical zoom is used.
Max. W: Zoom lever turned as far as possible to W side (no zoom)
Max. T: Zoom lever turned as far as possible to T side (maximum zoom ratio)
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Taking images with self-timer
Mode:
Taking pictures/motion pictures with exposure
compensation
Mode:
EXPOSURE only
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’
Corrects exposure when adequate exposure cannot be obtained (if difference between
brightness of object and background, etc.). Depending on the brightness, this may not be
possible in some cases.
EXPOSURE
Display ‘EXPOSURE’
Example of exposure compensation
Over-exposed
Select time duration
Select a value
Minus direction
Optimum exposure
‘0’ (no compensation)
Plus direction
Under-exposed
Displayed for approx. 5 sec.
Can also be selected with ◄.
Take an image
Press fully the shutter button to start recording
after the preset time.
AUTO BRACKET (Pictures only)
Takes 3 pictures in succession, changing the exposure. After exposure compensation, the
compensation value is as standard.
Display ‘AUTO BRACKET’
• To cancel while in operation
→ Press ‘MENU/SET’
Self-timer indicator
(Flashes for set duration)
e.g. AUTO BRACKET with ±1EV
Press ▲ twice to switch
‘EXPOSURE’ to
‘AUTO BRACKET’.
Select a value
‘0’ (no compensation)
First picture
0EV
(Standard)
Second picture
-1EV
(Darker)
Third picture
+1EV
(Brighter)
When set to BURST, three pictures are taken. When set to the ‘FLASH BURST’ scene
mode, five pictures are taken.
Focus will be automatically adjusted immediately before recording if shutter button is
pressed fully here.
After self-timer lamp stops flashing, it may then be lit for AF assist lamp.
This function cannot be used in the ‘UNDERWATER’ and ‘HI-SPEED BURST’ scene
modes, or in
(MOTION PICTURE mode)
.
In some modes, only ‘2SEC.’ or only ‘10SEC.’ may be selected.
INTELLIGENT AUTO mode: ‘10SEC.’
CLIPBOARD mode, ‘SELF PORTRAIT’ scene mode: ‘2SEC.’
Value displayed after exposure compensation set
Cannot be used with flash or when there is remaining capacity for only 2 more pictures.
When ‘AUTO BRACKET’ is set,
is displayed on the left of the screen.
Cancelled when the power is turned off.
When AUTO BRACKET is set, ‘MULTI ASPECT’
and ‘BURST’ are cancelled.
AUTO BRACKET cannot be set in ‘TRANSFORM’, ‘PANORAMA ASSIST’, ‘HI-SPEED
BURST’, ‘FLASH BURST’, ‘STARRY SKY’, ‘PIN HOLE’, and ‘FILM GRAIN’ scene modes.
Exposure compensation cannot be used with the ‘STARRY SKY’ scene mode.
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Taking pictures by automatically changing the
aspect ratio ‘MULTI ASPECT’
Taking pictures according to the scene
Mode:
Mode:
In this mode, pressing the shutter button once automatically takes three pictures in each
of three aspect ratios: 4:3, 3:2, and 16:9. (The shutter sound is made only once.)
Display ‘AUTO BRACKET’
Press ▲ twice to switch
‘EXPOSURE’ to
‘AUTO BRACKET’.
Display ‘MULTI ASPECT’
Each time ‘DISPLAY’ is
pressed, the displayed
indicator switches between
‘AUTO BRACKET’ and ‘MULTI
ASPECT’.
Select ‘ON’ and set.
‘SCENE MODE’
Using SCENE MODE enables you to take pictures with optimum settings (exposure,
colouring, etc.) for given scenes.
Set to
Picture size combinations
Zoom lever
10M
7M
5M
3M
9.5M
6.5M
4.5M
3M
Set to ‘SCN’ (SCENE MODE)
9M
6M
4.5M
2.5M
(Example)
when
is set to 6.5M, the image
sizes and corresponding resolutions
are
with 7M,
with 6.5M, and
with 6M.
If a smaller picture size is set, the
resolution is temporarily set to this
value.
Select scene
(Press ‘MENU/SET’ and then press ►, if
scene menu is not displayed)
DISPLAY
MENU/SET
To take motion pictures
(P.61)
Setting frequently-used
scenes to the mode dial
display
After MULTI ASPECT is set,
is displayed on the left side of the screen.
Shutter speed, aperture, focus, ‘EXPOSURE’, ‘WHITE BALANCE’, and ‘SENSITIVITY’
settings will be constant for all three pictures.
MULTI ASPECT is disabled when the number of recordable pictures is two or less. It is
also cancelled when the power is turned off.
When MULTI ASPECT is set, AUTO BRACKET and BURST are cancelled.
MULTI ASPECT cannot be set in the ‘TRANSFORM’, ‘PANORAMA ASSIST’, ‘HIGH
SENS.’, ‘HI-SPEED BURST’, ‘FLASH BURST’, ‘STARRY SKY’, ‘PIN HOLE’, and ‘FILM
GRAIN’ scene modes.
MY SCN MODE
MY SCENE MODE
(P.60)
(P.60)
SCENE MENU
Zoom lever
can also be
used to switch
to next screen.
To see description of each scene:
Select scene, and press display button.
Selecting a scene mode inappropriate for the actual scene may affect the colouring of
your picture.
Following REC menu settings will be automatically adjusted and cannot be selected
manually (available settings vary according to scene setting).
‘INTELLIGENT ISO’,’SENSITIVITY’, ‘METERING MODE’, ‘I.EXPOSURE’, ‘COLOR
MODE’, ‘MIN. SHTR SPEED’
‘I.EXPOSURE’ is operated automatically in the following scene modes, according to
picture conditions.
‘PORTRAIT’, ‘SOFT SKIN’, ‘TRANSFORM’, ‘SELF PORTRAIT’, ‘SCENERY’,
‘SPORTS’, ‘NIGHT PORTRAIT’,‘PARTY’, ‘CANDLE LIGHT’, ‘BABY’, ‘SUNSET’, ‘HIGH
SENS.’, ‘FLASH BURST’, ‘BEACH’
‘WHITE BALANCE’ can be set to the following.
‘PORTRAIT’,‘SOFT SKIN’, ‘TRANSFORM’, ‘SELF PORTRAIT’,‘PANORAMA ASSIST (First
picture only)’, ‘SPORTS’,‘BABY’,‘PET’,‘HIGH SENS.’, ‘HI-SPEED BURST’, ‘PIN HOLE’
(Setting is restored to ‘AWB’ when scene is changed.)
The types of flash available (P.44) vary according to the scene.
The scene mode flash setting is reset to the default setting when the scene mode is
changed.
Guidelines displayed in grey in ‘NIGHT PORTRAIT’, ‘NIGHT SCENERY’, ‘STARRY
SKY’, and ‘FIREWORKS’ scene modes.
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Taking pictures according to the scene
‘SCENE MODE’ (Continued)
How to select a scene (P.51)
Using flash in scene modes (P.44)
Mode:
Scene
Uses, Tips
Improves the skin tone of subjects for a
healthier appearance in bright daylight
conditions.
PORTRAIT
SOFT
SKIN
Tips
• Stand as close as possible to subject.
• Zoom: As telescopic as possible (T side)
Smooths skin colours in bright, outdoor
daylight conditions (portraits from chest
upwards).
Tips
• Stand as close as possible to subject.
• Zoom: As telescopic as possible (T side)
Changes the subject to a slim-looking or
glamorous appearance.
Notes
Scene
• ‘AF MODE’ default setting is
(face detection).
Uses, Tips
Take clear pictures of wide, distant subjects.
Tips
SCENERY • Stand at least 5 m (16.4 feet) away.
Notes
• Main fixed settings
FLASH:
FORCED FLASH OFF
AF ASSIST LAMP: OFF
Use the supplied software to join multiple
pictures into a single panorama photograph.
• Clarity of effect may vary
depending on brightness.
• ‘AF MODE’ default setting is
(face detection).
• When taking a picture, a process
is performed that improves the
skin appearance.
Use ▲▼ to select the transform level, and
• The picture quality becomes
press ‘MENU/SET’ to set.
slightly lower.
• ‘PICTURE SIZE’ will be fixed
• The settings can also
according to the ‘ASPECT RATIO’
be changed in the Quick
setting, as detailed below.
menu.
:3M
: 2.5 M
:2M
• The following function is fixed.
Take the picture.
TRANSFORM
QUALITY:
(Standard)
• ‘AF MODE’ default setting is
Notes
(face detection).
• This function can be used for personal use
• Face recognition may not work
only, and is not to be used for unauthorized
as effectively when using ‘SLIM
commercial purposes or commercial gain,
HIGH’ or ‘STRETCH HIGH’.
which would represent a copyright.
• The following functions cannot be
• Do not use in ways that violate public order
used.
and decency or defame or slander others.
Extended optical zoom/Digital
• Do not use in ways that harm the subject.
zoom/AUTO BRACKET/MULTI
ASPECT
/BURST
Take pictures of yourself.
• To take pictures with audio (P.78)
(self-timer indicator illuminated
during recording)
• Main fixed settings
STABILIZER: MODE2
AF ASSIST LAMP: OFF
Tips
SELFTIMER: OFF/2SEC.
• Press shutter button halfway → self-timer
ZOOM RESUME: OFF
indicator illuminates → press shutter button
SELF
• ‘AF MODE’ default setting is
fully
→
review
PORTRAIT
(face detection).
(if self-timer indicator flashes, focus is not
correctly aligned)
• Focus: 30 cm - 1.2 m (0.98 - 3.94 feet) (Max. W)
• Do not use zoom (harder to focus).
(Zoom moved to max. W automatically)
• 2-second self-timer (P.48) recommended.
PANORAMA
ASSIST
• The focus, zoom, exposure
compensation, white balance,
shutter speed, and ISO sensitivity
Use ▲▼ to select the recording direction, and are all fixed at the setting for the
press ‘MENU/SET’ to set.
first picture.
Special panorama guidelines will be
• Interference may be noticeable
displayed.
with dark scenes.
Take the picture.
• Shutter may remain closed for up
Select ‘NEXT’, and press ‘MENU/SET’ to set.
to 8 seconds after taking picture.
• Main fixed settings
• Alternatively, press the
FLASH:
FORCED FLASH OFF
shutter button.
SENSITIVITY: ISO80 - 800
• You can take pictures
•
Panorama
photo
stitching cannot
again by selecting
be performed by this camera. The
‘RETAKE’.
pictures that are taken are made
into a panorama photo on your
computer using the software on
Change the composition and take the picture
the supplied CD-ROM (ArcSoft
so that a part of the picture overlaps with the
Panorama Maker).
previous picture.
• The following functions cannot be
• To take more pictures,
used.
select ‘NEXT’ and
AUTO BRACKET/MULTI ASPECT
repeat steps and .
/AUDIO REC./BURST
Section of picture that was taken last time
After you finish taking pictures, select ‘EXIT’,
and press ‘MENU/SET’ to set.
Tips
• Do not change your recording location.
• Use a tripod.
Take pictures of scenes with fast movement,
e.g. sports.
SPORTS
Tips
• Stand at least 5 m (16.4 feet) away.
• Main fixed setting
INTELLIGENT ISO: ISOMAX1600
• Digital zoom: Cannot be set
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Taking pictures according to the scene
‘SCENE MODE’ (Continued)
How to select a scene (P.51)
Using flash in scene modes (P.44)
Mode:
Scene
Uses, Tips
Notes
Take pictures of people and nightscapes with • Interference may be noticeable
close to actual brightness.
with dark scenes.
• Shutter may remain closed for 8
Tips
second after taking picture.
• Use flash.
• Main fixed setting
• Subject should not move.
PRE AF: OFF
NIGHT
• Tripod, self-timer recommended.
• ‘AF MODE’ default setting is
PORTRAIT • Stand at least 1.5 m (4.93 feet) away at the
(face detection).
Wide end (wide-angle)
• Focus: Max. W: 80 cm (2.63 feet)
Max. T: 1.2 m (3.94 feet) - 5 m (16.4 feet)
Take clear pictures of night scenes.
• Interference may be noticeable
with dark scenes.
Tips
• Shutter may remain closed for up
• Stand at least 5 m (16.4 feet) away.
to 8 seconds after taking picture.
• Do not move for 8 seconds.
• Main fixed settings
(Shutter speed: max. 8 sec. if there is a little
FLASH:
FORCED FLASH OFF
NIGHT
jitter, or using tripod, or optical image stabilizer
PRE AF: OFF
SCENERY
is ‘OFF’)
AF ASSIST LAMP: OFF
• Tripod, self-timer recommended
SENSITIVITY: ISO80 - 800
Scene
• To record age and name
(‘BABY1’ and ‘BABY2’ can be set separately.)
BABY
FOOD
PARTY
CANDLE
LIGHT
Tips
• Stand approx. 1.5 m (4.93 feet) away.
• Zoom: Wide (W side)
• Use flash.
• Tripod, self-timer recommended.
Bring out the atmosphere of a candlelit room. • ‘AF MODE’ default setting is
(face detection).
Tips
• Focus: Max. W: 3 cm (0.10 feet) and above
Max. T : 1 m (3.28 feet) and above
(2 m (6.57 feet) and above
unless max.T)
• Do not use flash.
• Tripod, self-timer recommended.
(Shutter speed: max. 1 sec.)
Select ‘AGE’ or ‘NAME’ with ▲▼, press ►,
and select ‘SET’.
Set the birthday and name.
AGE: Set birthday with ▲▼◄►.
NAME: (See ‘Text input method’: P.89)
Press ‘MENU/SET’.
Tips
• Make sure ‘AGE’ and ‘NAME’ are ‘ON’ before
taking a picture.
• To reset: Select ‘RESET’ from SETUP menu.
• Focus: Max. W: 3 cm (0.10 feet) and above
Max. T : 1 m (3.28 feet) and above
(2 m (6.57 feet) and above
unless max.T)
Record pet’s age and name when taking
pictures.
Take natural-looking pictures of food.
Tips
• Focus: Max. W: 3 cm (0.10 feet) and above
−
Max. T : 1 m (3.28 feet) and above
(2 m (6.57 feet) and above
unless max.T)
Brighten subjects and background in
• ‘AF MODE’ default setting is
pictures of indoor events, such as weddings.
(face detection).
Uses, Tips
Uses weak flash to bring out skin colours.
PET
Tips
• Same as for ‘BABY’
Take clear pictures of scenes such as
sunsets.
SUNSET
Notes
• Age and name will be displayed
for approx. 5 seconds after setting
this mode.
• Age display format depends on
LANGUAGE setting.
• ‘AGE’ and ‘NAME’ print setting
can be made on your computer
using the supplied CD-ROM
(PHOTOfunSTUDIO). Text may
also be stamped onto the picture
using ‘TEXT STAMP’ (P.90).
• Date of birth will be displayed as
‘0 month 0 day’.
• Main fixed setting
INTELLIGENT ISO: ISOMAX1600
• ‘AF MODE’ default setting is
(face detection).
• Digital zoom: Cannot be set
• Name cannot be recorded when
‘LOCATION’ is set in ‘TRAVEL
DATE’.
• Main fixed setting
INTELLIGENT ISO: ISOMAX1600
• Default settings are as follows.
AF MODE:
(AF tracking)
AF ASSIST LAMP: OFF
• Refer to ‘BABY’ (above) for other
notes and fixed functions.
• Main fixed settings
FLASH:
FORCED FLASH OFF
AF ASSIST LAMP: OFF
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‘SCENE MODE’ (Continued)
How to select a scene (P.51)
Using flash in scene modes (P.44)
Mode:
Scene
Uses, Tips
Prevents blurring of subject in dark, indoor
conditions.
Select the aspect ratio and the picture size with
▲▼ and press ‘MENU/SET’.
HIGH
SENS.
Tips
• Focus: Max. W: 3 cm (0.10 feet) and above
Max. T : 1 m (3.28 feet) and above
(2 m (6.57 feet) and above
unless max.T)
Take pictures of rapid movement or a
decisive moment.
Use ▲▼ to select ‘SPEED PRIORITY’ or
‘IMAGE PRIORITY’, and press ‘MENU/SET’
to set.
Select the aspect ratio and the picture size
with ▲▼and press ‘MENU/SET’.
HI-SPEED
BURST
Take pictures. (Hold shutter button)
Still pictures are taken continuously while the
shutter button is pressed fully.
Approx. 10
Speed priority
pictures/sec
Approx. 6
Maximum
pictures/sec
speed
Image priority Approx. 7
pictures/sec
Built-in
Number of
memory
recordable
pictures
Card
Approx. 15
or more
Approx. 15 to 100
(The maximum is 100).
Notes
Scene
• Pictures may appear slightly
grainy due to high sensitivity.
• Main fixed settings
QUALITY:
(Standard)
SENSITIVITY: ISO1600 - 6400
• The following functions cannot be
used.
Extended optical zoom/DIGITAL
ZOOM/AUTO BRACKET/MULTI
ASPECT
Uses, Tips
Enables continuous recording in dim
locations.
Use ▲▼to select the picture size and aspect
ratio, and press ‘MENU/SET’ to set.
FLASH
BURST
• The number of burst recording
pictures increases immediately
after formatting.
• The recorded pictures become
slightly grainy.
• Main fixed settings
FLASH:
FORCED FLASH OFF
QUALITY:
(Standard)
SENSITIVITY:
Speed priority ISO200 - 1600
Image priority ISO500 - 800
• The focus, zoom, exposure, white
balance, shutter speed and ISO
sensitivity are fixed to the settings
for the first picture.
• The following functions cannot be
used.
Extra optical zoom/ Digital zoom/
AUTO BRACKET/
MULTI ASPECT
/
SELF TIMER/ AUDIO REC./
BURST
• If recording is repeated,
depending on the usage
conditions, there may be a delay
before the camera takes pictures
again.
The burst speed and number of recordable
pictures change according to the recording
conditions or types of cards.
Tips
• Focus: Max. W: 3 cm (0.10 feet) and above
Max. T : 1 m (3.28 feet) and above
(2 m (6.57 feet) and above
unless max.T)
Take pictures (Hold shutter button).
Pictures are taken continuously while the
shutter button is held down.
Number of continuous shots: Max. 5
Tips
• Use within the effective range of the flash.
(P.44)
Take clear pictures of starry skies or dark
subjects.
• Shutter speed settings
Select with ▲▼, and press ‘MENU/SET’.
• The number of
seconds can be
changed with Quick
menu. (P.20)
Notes
• The picture quality slightly
decreases.
• The following functions are fixed.
FLASH:
(FORCED FLASH ON)
QUALITY:
(Standard)
INTELLIGENT ISO: ISOMAX 3200
• The focus, zoom, exposure
compensation, shutter speed, and
ISO sensitivity are all fixed at the
setting for the first picture.
• The following functions cannot be
used.
Extra optical zoom/Digital zoom/
AUTO BRACKET/MULTI ASPECT
/AUDIO REC./BURST
• See also P.44.
• Main fixed settings
FLASH:
FORCED FLASH OFF
AUDIO REC.: OFF
PRE AF: OFF
STABILIZER: OFF
SENSITIVITY: ISO80
• The following functions cannot be
used.
BURST/EXPOSURE/AUTO
BRACKET/MULTI ASPECT
/
AUDIO REC.
Press shutter button.
STARRY
SKY
Countdown begins
Tips
• Set longer shutter speeds for darker
conditions.
• Always use a tripod.
• Self-timer recommended.
• Do not move the camera until the countdown
(above) has ended.
(Countdown for processing is redisplayed
afterwards)
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Taking pictures according to the scene
‘SCENE MODE’ (Continued)
How to select a scene (P.51)
Using flash in scene modes (P.44)
Mode:
Scene
Uses, Tips
Take clear pictures of fireworks in the night
sky.
Tips
FIREWORKS • Stand at least 10 m (32.8 feet) away.
• Tripod recommended.
Bring out the clear blues of the sky and the
sea without darkening subject.
BEACH
Bring out the natural colour of snow in ski
slope and mountain scenes.
Notes
• Shutter speed can be set to 1/4
second or 2 seconds (if there
is a little jitter or if optical image
stabilizer is ‘OFF’). (when not
using exposure compensation)
• Main fixed settings
FLASH:
FORCED FLASH OFF
SENSITIVITY: ISO80
PRE AF: OFF
AF ASSIST LAMP: OFF
• ‘AF MODE’ default setting is
(face detection).
• Do not touch camera with wet
hands.
• Beware of sand and sea water.
• Battery life is reduced in lower air
temperatures.
SNOW
Take pictures of the view from aircraft
windows.
AERIAL
PHOTO
PIN HOLE
• Main fixed settings
FLASH:
FORCED FLASH OFF
AF ASSIST LAMP: OFF
Tips
• Turn the camera off when
• Angle the camera towards areas of contrasting
taking off or landing.
colours when aligning the focus.
• When using the camera, follow
• Check that the interior of the aircraft is not
all instructions from the cabin
reflected in the window.
crew.
Darkens the area around the screen for a
• The picture quality slightly
retro effect.
decreases.
• The following functions are fixed.
Use ▲▼ to select the picture size and aspect
QUALITY:
(Standard)
ratio, and press ‘MENU/SET’ to set.
• The Face detection function (P.73)
may not work properly in the
darkened area around the screen.
• The following functions cannot be
used.
Extended optical zoom/DIGITAL
ZOOM/AUTO BRACKET/MULTI
ASPECT
Tips
• Focus: Max. W: 3 cm (0.10 feet) and above
Max. T : 1 m (3.28 feet) and above
(2 m (6.57 feet) and above
unless max.T)
Scene
Uses, Tips
Produces black and white pictures with a
grainy texture.
Use ▲▼ to select the picture size and aspect
ratio, and press ‘MENU/SET’ to set.
FILM
GRAIN
Notes
• The picture quality slightly
decreases.
• The following functions are fixed.
QUALITY:
(Standard)
SENSITIVITY: ISO1600
• The following functions cannot be
used.
Extended optical zoom/DIGITAL
ZOOM/AUTO BRACKET/MULTI
ASPECT
Tips
• Focus: Max. W: 3 cm (0.10 feet) and above
Max. T : 1 m (3.28 feet) and above
(2 m (6.57 feet) and above
unless max.T)
Achieve natural colours under water.
• Always use marine case (DMWMCTZ7, optional).
Tips
• Self-timer: Cannot be used
• For fast moving subjects, align with the AF
area and press ◄ (AF Lock).
AF LOCK
(Press ◄ again to release.)
(focus fixed)
• If the zoom is operated after AF Lock is set,
the AF Lock setting will be cancelled and must
be set again.
AF area
UNDERWATER • AF Lock cannot be set if AF MODE is set to .
• Adjust red and blue levels with ‘white balance
fine adjustment’ (P.72).
• Focus: Max. W: 3 cm (0.10 feet) and above
Max. T : 1 m (3.28 feet) and above
(2 m (6.57 feet) and above
unless max.T)
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Setting frequently-used scene modes on the
mode dial ‘MY SCN MODE/MY SCENE MODE’
Mode:
Frequently-used scene modes can be preset to
( for
) on the mode
dial.
After the settings are made, pictures can be taken in the preset scene mode by simply
setting the mode dial to MY SCN MODE/MY SCENE MODE.
Taking motion pictures
Mode:
Enables motion pictures to be recorded with (stereo) audio. (Recording with muted sound
is not possible.) Zoom can also be used during recording.
Stereo microphone
Set to
Zoom lever
Set to
Set to a position other than
Set to
(
for
)
(CLIPBOARD mode)
Please see the next page for details of each
mode.
Press to start recording
DMC-TZ7 DMC-TZ6
DMC-TZ65
Zoom lever
DISPLAY
MENU/SET
Set the mode dial to MY SCN
MODE/MY SCENE MODE,
and take an image.
• Functions, tips for each
scene (P.52 - 59)
Changing the registered
scene mode
The scene mode icon
will be displayed if
already registered.
Select and set the scene
(Press ‘MENU/SET’, select , and then press
►, if the scene menu is not displayed.)
Scene menu
Take a picture in the preset
scene.
There is no halfway pressing operation.
Recording is started after switching to the
motion picture recording screen.
Switching motion picture
mode
Motion picture recording
screen
Playing back motion
pictures
(P.84)
The zoom lever
can also be used
to switch to the
next screen.
Actual screen displayed may vary according
to REC MODE.
Press the motion picture button
again to end recording
Switching still picture
mode
To see a description of a scene:
Select the scene, and press ‘DISPLAY’.
Still picture recording
screen
Perform the registration
operation again
Taking motion pictures
(P.61)
Remaining recording time (approx.)
REC MODE (P.79)/REC QUALITY (P.80)
and
Both represent the same function. Frequently-used scenes can be preset to each
position so that you can quickly and easily switch to the desired scene mode.
For details on the preset scenes, see the page on scene modes. (P.51)
If recording settings are reset by ‘RESET’ in the SETUP menu, the preset scene modes
are cleared.
REC MODE
REC QUALITY
SH
AVCHD Lite
H
L
HD
MOTION JPEG
WVGA VGA QVGA
Icon
CONTINUOUS AF (P.80)
Elapsed recording time (approx.)
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Taking motion pictures
(Continued)
Mode:
(INTELLIGENT AUTO Mode)
The camera automatically detects the scene to record motion pictures with optimal
settings.
When scene does not
correspond to any of the right.
(i PORTRAIT)
(i LOW LIGHT)
(i SCENERY)
(i MACRO)
• If brightness or other conditions change during recording, the scene mode will be
changed automatically.
• In
(i PORTRAIT) mode, focus and exposure will be set according to the face
detected.
•
(i Low light) will be selected for nightscapes and other dark scenes. Flash cannot
be used with this mode.
• Please refer to P.33 if conditions do not allow scenes to be detected easily.
• If the camera does not select your desired scene mode, choosing an appropriate
mode manually is recommended.
• The following menu options in the MOTION PICTURE menu can be set.
• REC MODE • REC QUALITY • COLOR MODE
‘STANDARD’, ‘B/W’, and ‘SEPIA’ only
• The following functions are fixed.
• DIGITAL ZOOM: OFF • WIND CUT: OFF • CONTINUOUS AF: ON
• WHITE BALANCE: AWB • AF MODE:
(Face Detection)
1-area-focusing turns on when faces cannot be detected.
• I.EXPOSURE is activated automatically based on the conditions.
See P.32 for details.
(NORMAL PICTURE Mode)
Records a motion picture at your preferred settings.
See P.35 for details.
(MY SCN MODE/MY SCENE MODE)/
(SCENE MODE)
Records a motion picture at the optimum settings for the selected scene.
Some scenes are switched to the following scenes.
Selected scene
Scenes for motion picture
BABY
(PORTRAIT motion picture)
NIGHT PORTRAIT, NIGHT SCENERY,
STARRY SKY
(Low light motion picture)
Using a card of SD speed ‘Class 6’* or above is recommended for recording motion
pictures.
The SD speed class is a speed rating for continuous writing.
Using a high-speed card with a specified speed (e.g. on packaging) of at least 10 MB/s
is recommended when ‘REC QUALITY’ is set to ‘HD’, ‘WVGA’, or ‘VGA’.
A maximum of approx. 15 minutes of continuous motion picture can be recorded. (Even
if there is more than 15 minutes of available space on the card, the available recording
time will be calculated for a maximum of 15 minutes.) To record more than 15 minutes,
press the motion picture button again. See P.125 for details.
If data is repeatedly recorded and deleted, the total available recording time on the SD
card may be reduced. To restore the original capacity, use the camera to format the
SD card. Be sure to save all important data to your computer or other media before
formatting, as all data saved to the card will be erased.
Do not block the microphone with your fingers.
Immediately release the motion picture button after pressing it. No audio will be
recorded for a few seconds after recording is started if the button is held down.
Sounds of camera operations, such as zoom movement and beeps may be recorded.
The zoom speed is slower than normal.
STABILIZER is fixed at ‘MODE1’ regardless of the setting before motion picture
recording.
To fix the focus setting, set ‘CONTINUOUS AF’ to ‘OFF’.
The following functions are not available.
Extra optical zoom, flash, FACE RECOG., ‘NATURAL’ and ‘VIVID’ in ‘COLOR MODE’,
ROTATE DISP. for pictures taken vertically
Recording automatically ends when there is no more available space. For certain
memory cards, recording may end while in progress.
MultiMediaCards are not supported.
The screen can become narrower in motion pictures compared to pictures. The
recordable area is displayed by setting ‘REC AREA’ (P.22) to ‘ON’.
If extra optical zoom was used before pressing the motion picture button, these settings
will be cleared, and the recordable area will be larger.
‘QVGA’ in ‘REC QUALITY’ (P.80) only can be recorded to the built-in memory.
If power is lost while using the AC adaptor to record a motion picture (e.g. power
failure, cable disconnection, etc), the motion picture being recorded will be lost. Using a
sufficiently-charged battery in conjunction with the AC adapter is recommended.
Fast-moving objects in motion pictures may appear blurred during playback.
PANORAMA ASSIST, SPORTS, PET,
Normal motion picture
HI-SPEED BURST, FLASH BURST, FIREWORKS
• I.EXPOSURE is activated automatically, based on conditions depending on the
scene mode.
• The following items cannot be set in some scene modes.
• WHITE BALANCE • DIGITAL ZOOM
See P.51 (Scene Mode) or P.60 (My Scene Mode) for details.
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Taking motion pictures
Taking pictures with the face recognition
function
‘MOTION PICTURE mode’
Mode:
Mode:
This enables recording of (monaural) audio motion pictures. (Recording with muted sound
is not possible.) Zoom can also be used during recording. If the motion picture is
recorded on a memory card, one that is marked as ‘10 MB/s’ or faster on the package is
recommended.
Set to
Microphone
Set the mode dial to
(MOTION PICTURE mode).
Start recording
Remaining recording time
(approx.)
Press halfway
(Adjust the focus)
The illustration shows
the DMC-TZ6.
Playing back motion pictures
(P.84)
Face Recognition function
Set ‘FACE RECOG.’ in the REC menu to ‘ON’ to use the following face recognition
functions when taking pictures.
Detect faces close to those that have been registered for priority
focus and exposure adjustment.
Set names for registered faces, which will then be displayed
when the camera Recognises a registered face.
Set ‘AUTO REGISTRATION’ to ‘ON’ to have the camera
remember the faces it Recognises, automatically detect faces
that appear frequently, and display these faces on the face
registration screen.
Names can be displayed during playback, and only pictures featuring certain names
can be displayed with ‘CATEGORY PLAY’ (P.88).
Face registration
Up to 6 faces can be registered with information such as names and birthdays. This
allows for easier recognition of people who frequently appear in your pictures.
Press fully
(start recording) Elapsed recording time (approx.)
End recording
Press fully
A maximum of approx. 15 minutes of continuous motion picture can be recorded. (Even
if there is more than 15 minutes of available space on the card, the available recording
time will be calculated for a maximum of 15 minutes.) To record more than 15 minutes,
press the shutter button again.
Do not block the microphone with your fingers.
Immediately release the shutter button after pressing it. No audio will be recorded for a
few seconds after recording is started if the button is held down.
Easy zoom cannot be used while recording a motion picture.
Camera operation sounds, such as zoom movement and beeps may be recorded.
The zoom speed is slower than normal.
AF MODE is fixed at 1-area-focusing, and stabilizer is fixed at ‘MODE1’.
To fix the focus setting, set ‘CONTINUOUS AF’ to ‘OFF’.
Extra optical zoom and ROTATE DISP. for pictures taken vertically are not available.
‘NATURAL’ and ‘VIVID’ cannot be set for motion picture recording.
Recording automatically ends when there is no more available space. For certain
memory cards, recording may end while in progress.
MultiMediaCards are not supported.
‘QVGA’ in ‘REC QUALITY’ (P.80) only can be recorded to the built-in memory.
Registering from REC menu
Select ‘FACE RECOG.’ from
the REC menu (P.18)
Select ‘SET’ with ▲▼, and
press ‘MENU/SET’
Select ‘MEMORY’ with ▲▼,
and press ‘MENU/SET’
• A list will be displayed if 6 people
have already been registered. Select
a person to replace. This person’s
information will be deleted.
• To change previously registered
faces, select ‘EDIT’, choose the
person to edit, and perform steps
and .
• To delete registrations, select
‘DELETE’, and choose the person to
be deleted.
Use the guidelines to take a
picture
Align eye
positions to the
guidelines
• Non-human faces (i.e. pets, etc.)
cannot be registered.
• Ensure that the person is facing the
camera directly.
Select ‘YES’ with ▲▼, and
press ‘MENU/SET’
Register name and birthday
on the editing screen
(see next page)
Press ‘MENU/SET’ to close
the window
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Taking pictures with the face recognition
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function
Useful features for travel
Mode:
Mode:
Recording only. (Cannot set.)
Face recognition editing screen
TRAVEL DATE (Record travel date and destination)
Select items with ▲▼, and press ► to set.
• NAME: Register names (text input method: P.89)
• PRIORITY: Set priority order for focus and exposure adjustment
Changing priority order: Select new registration number with
▲▼◄►, and press [MENU/SET].
• AGE: Input birthday with ▲▼◄►, and press ‘MENU/SET’
• FOCUS ICON: Select with ▲▼, and press ‘MENU/SET’.
• Face picture: Press ◄ to select the picture, and press ‘MENU/SET’ to
take another face picture (step
on previous page).
Record information as to what day and where pictures were taken by setting departure
dates and destinations.
Set-up: • Clock must be set in advance (P.17).
• Press ‘MENU/SET’ → ‘ SETUP MENU’ → Select ‘TRAVEL DATE’
Select ‘TRAVEL SETUP’
Select ‘LOCATION’
Select ‘SET’
Select ‘SET’
Set departure date
Enter destination
Registering from automatic registration screen
If ‘AUTO REGISTRATION’ is set to ‘ON’ in step
of ‘Face registration’, the registration
screen will be automatically displayed after taking a picture of someone who appears
frequently in your pictures. (The screen will appear after the same person is taken
about 5 times – not including pictures taken with BURST, AUDIO REC., AUTO
BRACKET, or MULTI ASPECT settings.)
Select ‘YES’ with ▲, and press ‘MENU/SET’
• If ‘NO’ is selected, another screen will be displayed, where ‘AUTO
REGISTRATION’ can be set to ‘OFF’ by pressing ▲ to select ‘YES’.
Follow steps
and
in ‘Face registration’
• The automatic registration screen will not be displayed if 6 people
have already been registered.
Face Recognition may not be possible or may not correctly recognise people in the
following cases due to their expressions or recording environment even if they are
registered people.
• Facial features changed due to age
• Faces that are not facing forward, are
• Significantly different expressions
tilted, appear extremely bright or dark,
• Few amounts of face shading
are obscured by sunglasses, light
• Fast movements
reflected by eyeglasses, hair, hats, or
• The camera is shaking
other objects, or appear small.
• Digital zoom is used
• The entire face does not fit into the screen
AF MODE is fixed to
(Face detection).
If the camera is aimed at a different subject after pressing the shutter button halfway
when taking a picture, recording information for the different subject may be added.
Please re-register any faces that are not correctly recognised.
Face Recognition does not work with CLIPBOARD mode, motion picture recording, BURST
(for second and subsequent pictures), and the ‘PANORAMA ASSIST’, ‘TRANSFORM’,
‘NIGHT SCENERY’, ‘FOOD’, ‘HI-SPEED BURST’, ‘FLASH BURST’, ‘STARRY SKY’,
‘FIREWORKS’, ‘AERIAL PHOTO’, ‘FILM GRAIN’, and ‘UNDERWATER’ scene modes.
Names registered with ‘FACE RECOG.’ will not be displayed for pictures where text has
already been registered for names in ‘BABY’ or ‘PET’ scene modes, for ‘LOCATION’ in
‘TRAVEL DATE’, or in ‘TITLE EDIT’.
Information for up to three registered people can be viewed when using the
‘PHOTOfunSTUDIO’ on the CD-ROM (supplied).
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‘FACE RECOG.’ is not available in the DMC-TZ6/DMC-TZ65.
• Text input method (P.89)
• Press ‘MENU/SET’ twice after inputting
text to complete.
To release
Set return date with ▲▼◄►
Exit without entering if you do not wish
to set a return date.
Setting is released automatically once
return date has passed. To release before
this date, select ‘OFF’ in step , and
press ‘MENU/SET’ 3 times.
The number of days elapsed is displayed for approx. 5 sec. when switching from playback
to recording mode or when power is turned on. (
displayed at bottom-right of screen)
When destination is set in ‘WORLD TIME’ (next page), days elapsed are calculated
based on local destination time.
If settings are made before departure date, number of days to departure are displayed
in orange with a minus sign (but not recorded).
When ‘TRAVEL DATE’ is displayed in white with a minus sign, the ‘HOME’ date is one
day in advance of the ‘DESTINATION’ date (this is recorded).
Text in ‘LOCATION’ can be edited after recording with ‘TITLE EDIT’ (P.89).
To print travel date or destination → Use ‘TEXT STAMP’ (P.90), or print using supplied
CD-ROM (PHOTOfunSTUDIO).
Names in ‘BABY’ and ‘PET’ scene modes cannot be recorded when ‘LOCATION’ is set.
‘TRAVEL DATE’ can be recorded during motion picture recording (Motion JPEG only),
but ‘LOCATION’ cannot.
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Useful features for travel (Continued)
Using REC/MOTION PICTURE menu
Mode:
Recording only. (Cannot set.)
WORLD TIME
(Registering local time at your travel destination)
Set-up: • Clock must be set in advance (P.17).
• Press ‘MENU/SET’ → ‘ SETUP MENU’ → Select ‘WORLD TIME’
‘PLEASE SET THE HOME AREA’ will be displayed when setting for the first time. In this
case, press ‘MENU/SET’ and skip to step .
REC/PLAY switch:
See P.18 for menu setting procedure.
‘Quick menu’ (P.20) is useful to easily call up frequently-used menus.
REC menu items will be synchronized with items of the same names in the MOTION
PICTURE menu (i.e. settings changes in one will be reflected in the other). Settings
selected in the REC menu that are not available in the MOTION PICTURE menu will be
set as follows.
• AF MODE:
(1-area-focusing)
• COLOR MODE: STANDARD
Set destination area
Set home area
PICTURE SIZE
Select ‘DESTINATION’
Select ‘HOME’
Set size of picture. Number of pictures which can be recorded depends on this setting
and on ‘QUALITY’ (P.70).
→ REC menu
→ REC menu
MODE:
Settings:
Set your home area
Set destination area
Current time
Current time at selected
destination
• To cancel
→
Press .
Recording picture capacity (P.124)
ASPECT RATIO
Picture size
10 M
• To cancel
→
Press .
3648×2736
9.5 M
3776×2520
9M
3968×2232
Difference with GMT (Greenwich
Mean Time)
City/area name
If actual destination is unavailable, select
based on ‘difference with home time’.
Finish
Finish
3168×2112
2656×1768
6M
3328×1872
3M
and
10 M
9M
3648×2056
on the upper left, and return to the original time.
. (Press again to release)
When summer time is set in ‘DESTINATION’, the current time is advanced by 1 hour. If the setting is
canceled, the time automatically returns to the current time. Even if you set summer time in ‘HOME’,
current time will not be changed. Please advance the current time by 1 hour in ‘CLOCK SET’ (P.17).
Pictures and motion pictures in Motion JPEG recorded when set to a destination are
indicated by
(DESTINATION) in playback mode.
2112×1408
4.5 M
2.5 M
2784×1568
2208×1248
2M
0.3 M
1600×1200
2.5 M
2048×1360
2M
1920×1080
640×480
—
—
Recording picture capacity (P.126)
3648×2736
To set/release summer time
Press ▲ in step
4.5 M
2048×1536
Picture size
7.5 M
,
6.5 M
ASPECT RATIO
3648×2432
Go through steps
3M
2560×1920
Difference with home time
City/area name
Screen from step
will then be displayed
only when camera is used for the first time
(or has been reset).
To close menu, press ‘MENU/SET’ 3 times.
Upon your return
5M
7M
3072×2304
5M
7M
3072×2304
6M
3072×2048
2048×1536
4.5 M
2.5 M
2560×1712
2048×1360
5.5 M
3.5 M
3072×1728
2560×1440
This setting is not available in
3M
2560×1920
2M
0.3 M
1600×1200
640×480
—
—
—
—
2M
1920×1080
(INTELLIGENT AUTO mode).
Extra optical zoom can be used for picture sizes indicated with .
Mosaic effect may appear depending on subject and recording conditions.
Setting guide
Larger picture size
Crisper picture
lower recording capacity
Smaller picture size
Coarser picture
higher recording
capacity
For example, ‘0.3 M ’ is suitable
for e-mail attachments or longer
recording.
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Using REC/MOTION PICTURE menu
See P.18 for menu setting procedure.
(Continued)
REC/PLAY switch:
QUALITY
Slow-moving subject
Fast-moving subject
ISO sensitivity 200
(Shutter speed 1/30)
ISO sensitivity 800
(Shutter speed 1/125)
Set quality of picture.
→ REC menu
→ REC menu
MODE:
Settings:
Fine (High quality, priority to picture quality)
Standard (Standard quality, priority to the number of pictures)
Shutter speed and ISO sensitivity are displayed in the screen for a few seconds after
recording.
If interference becomes noticeable, we recommend reducing the setting, or selecting
‘NATURAL’ in the ‘COLOR MODE’ (P.77).
Blurring may occur depending on brightness, and size, position, and speed of
movement of the subject (e.g. if subject is too small, is on edge of picture, or starts
moving as soon as shutter button is pressed).
Scope of flash recording (P.44)
ASPECT RATIO
Aspect ratio of picture can be changed according to printing or playback format.
→ REC menu
→ REC menu
MODE:
Settings:
4
16
3
SENSITIVITY
2
3
9
Set ISO sensitivity (sensitivity to lighting) manually.
We recommend higher settings to take clear pictures in darker locations.
MODE:
Same as 4:3 TV or computer
Same as normal film camera
For playback on widescreen/
high definition TV
Edges may be cut off when printing – be sure to check in advance.
In
(INTELLIGENT AUTO mode),
(9.5M) and
(2M) may be selected by
changing the ‘PICTURE SIZE’.
INTELLIGENT ISO
Camera automatically adjusts ISO sensitivity and shutter speed according to movement
of subject to avoid blur. Higher ISO sensitivity reduces subject blur and jitter but can
increase interference. Please select maximum ISO sensitivity according to table below.
MODE:
→ REC menu
Settings: OFF /
/
/
→ REC menu
Settings: AUTO / 80 / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600
Setting guide
SENSITIVITY
Location
(recommended)
Shutter speed
Interference
80
Bright
(outdoors)
Slow
Low
1600
Dark
Fast
High
AUTO: Automatically set with range up to 400 (1000 when using flash) according to
brightness.
Scope of flash recording (P.44)
Cannot be set when ‘INTELLIGENT ISO’ is used (
is displayed)
If interference becomes noticeable, we recommend reducing the setting, or selecting
‘NATURAL’ in the ‘COLOR MODE’ (P.77).
Setting guide
Movement of subject
ISO sensitivity
Shutter speed
Interference
Slow
Low
Slow
Low
Fast
High
Fast
High
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See P.18 for menu setting procedure.
REC/PLAY switch:
WHITE BALANCE
FACE RECOG.
Adjust colouring to suit light source if colours otherwise appear unnatural.
→ REC/MOTION PICTURE menu
→ REC menu
MODE:
Settings: AWB (automatic) /
(outdoor, clear sky) /
(outdoor, cloudy sky) /
(outdoor, shade) /
(halogen lighting) /
(uses value set in
)/
(set manually)
‘AWB’ operational range:
10000K
9000K
Blue sky
8000K
7000K
6000K
5000K
4000K
Cloudy sky (rain)
Shade
TV screen
Sunlight
White fluorescent lighting
Image may appear red or blue if out of range.
This function may also not work correctly
even within range if there are many light
sources present.
We recommend setting to ‘AWB’ or ‘
’
when under fluorescent lighting.
Registering people that appear frequently in your pictures allows them to be given priority
when aligning focus, and allows all pictures featuring them to be viewed collectively.
For details, please refer to P.65.
AF MODE
Method of aligning focus can be changed according to position and number of subjects.
→ REC/MOTION PICTURE menu
→ REC menu
MODE:
Settings:
/
/
/
Taking front-on pictures of
people
Face detection
3000K
2000K
1000K
Incandescent lighting
Sunset/sunrise
Candlelight
White balance fine adjustment (excluding ‘AWB’)
Changes to red (blue) when
White balance settings can be individually fine tuned
making fine adjustment
if colours still do not appear as anticipated.
Press ▲ several times until ‘WB ADJUST.’ is
displayed.
Adjust with ► if reds are strong, adjust with ◄ if
blues are strong.
Press ‘MENU/SET’.
• Settings are remembered even if power is turned off.
• Settings remain applied when using flash.
• Even though the ‘AWB’ setting is fixed in ‘UNDERWATER’ scene mode, fine
adjustments may still be made.
• Fine adjustments cannot be made when ‘COLOR MODE’ (P.77) is set to ‘B/W’,
‘SEPIA’, ‘COOL’, or ‘WARM’.
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
.
• Making this setting will reset white balance fine
adjustment.
Only takes image of white
objects within frame (step )
MENU/SET
/
/
( : High-speed focus)
Recognises faces (up to 15 people) and adjusts exposure and
focus accordingly. (When METERING MODE (P.75) is set to
‘Multiple’)
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.
• If ‘FACE RECOG.’
is set to ‘ON’, when taking pictures
with Face detection, priority is given to adjusting the focus and
exposure of the faces of registered people. (P.65)
Automatically locking the
focus on a moving subject
AF tracking
Align the AF tracking frame with the subject, and then press ▼.
AF tracking frame
When the subject is recognised, the AF
tracking frame changes from white to
yellow, and the subject is automatically
kept in focus.
If AF Lock fails, a red frame flashes.
• To clear AF Lock, press ▼.
• Focus: Max. W: 3 cm (0.10 feet) and above
Max. T : 1 m (3.28 feet) and above
(2 m (6.57 feet) and above unless max.T)
Subject not in centre of
picture (AF area displayed
after focuses completely
aligned)
11-area-focusing
Automatically focuses on any of 11 points.
AF area
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See P.18 for menu setting procedure.
REC/PLAY switch:
Determined position for
focus
1-area-focusing
(High speed)
1-area-focusing
Spot-focusing
1-area-focusing (High speed)/
1-area-focusing:
Focuses on AF area in centre of
picture. (Recommended when
focus is difficult to align)
Spot-focusing:
Focuses on smaller,
limited area.
PRE AF
Focus is continually aligned according to movement of subject even when shutter button
is not pressed. (Increases battery consumption)
→ REC menu
→ REC menu
MODE:
AF area
Spot AF area
Settings:
Setting
OFF
Q.AF
When using
, picture may freeze momentarily before focus is aligned.
AF area becomes larger in dark locations or when using digital zoom or macro zoom,
etc.
Use
or
if focus is difficult to align with .
Cannot set to ‘Face detection’ in the following cases.
‘PANORAMA ASSIST’, ‘NIGHT SCENERY’, ‘FOOD’, ‘STARRY SKY’, ‘FIREWORKS’,
‘AERIAL PHOTO’, ‘UNDERWATER’ scene modes
If the camera detects subjects other than a person as the face even though ‘Face
detection’ is set, switch the AF mode setting to any other modes.
The face detection function may fail to work under the following conditions. (AF mode
setting is switched to )
• When the face is not facing the camera
• When there is rapid movement
or the face is at an angle
• When the camera is shaking
• When the facial features are hidden
• When the subject is other than a human
behind sunglasses, etc.
being such as pets
• When the face is extremely bright or dark • When digital zoom is used
• When the face appears small on the screen
In AF tracking, the AF lock can fail, lose the subject, or track another subject or
following conditions.
• The subject is too small
• A similarly-colored subject or
• There is rapid movement
background
• The camera is shaking
• Zoom is used
• The location is too bright or dark
Cannot set to
(AF tracking) in the following cases.
• ‘STARRY SKY’, ‘FIREWORKS’, ‘PIN HOLE’, ‘FILM GRAIN’, or ‘PANORAMA ASSIST’
scene modes.
• ‘B/W’, ‘SEPIA’, ‘COOL’, and ‘WARM’ in COLOR MODE
Can be set to ‘Face Detection’ and ‘1-area-focusing’ for motion picture recording.
C.AF
Effect
Focus is not adjusted until the shutter button is pressed halfway.
The focus is automatically adjusted when camera blurring is small even when the
shutter button is not pressed.
The focus is adjusted continuously based on subject movement, even when the
shutter button is not pressed.
Focus alignment may take time if zoom is suddenly changed from max. W to max. T, or
if suddenly moving closer to subject.
Press shutter button halfway if focus is difficult to align.
When using
,
, or
in AF MODE, focus will be aligned quickly when shutter
button is pressed halfway.
METERING MODE
You can change the position for measuring brightness when correcting exposure.
MODE:
→ REC menu
Settings:
Brightness measurement position
Conditions
Normal usage (produces balanced
pictures)
Multiple
Whole screen
Center
weighted
Centre and surrounding area
Subject in centre
Spot
Center and close surrounding area
Great difference between
brightness of subject and
background
(e.g. person in spotlight on stage,
backlighting)
Spot metering
target
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See P.18 for menu setting procedure.
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REC/PLAY switch:
I.EXPOSURE
DIGITAL ZOOM
Automatically adjusts contrast and exposure to give more lifelike colours when there is
significant contrast between background and subject.
MODE:
→ REC/MOTION PICTURE menu
→ REC menu
Settings: OFF/ON (
Multiplies effect of optical zoom or extra optical zoom by up to 4 times. (See P.39 for details)
→ REC/MOTION PICTURE menu
→ REC menu
MODE:
Settings: OFF/ON
displayed on screen)
This is fixed at ‘ON’ when MACRO ZOOM is set.
Even if ‘SENSITIVITY’ is set to ‘80’ or ‘100’, when I.EXPOSURE is activated, images
may be taken at a higher sensitivity than the setting.
Correction effects may not be achieved under certain conditions.
COLOR MODE
Set colour effects.
MODE:
BURST
Enables a rapid succession of photographs to be taken. Succession of photographs taken
while shutter button is held down.
MODE:
→ REC menu
→ REC menu
BURST setting
Speed
No. of pictures
1
No burst
(Burst)
(Free)
1
2
Settings: STANDARD / NATURAL (soft) / VIVID (sharp) / B/W / SEPIA / COOL
(more blue) / WARM (more red)
If interference is noticeable in dark locations: Set to ‘NATURAL’.
In
(INTELLIGENT AUTO mode), ‘STANDARD’, ‘B/W’, and ‘SEPIA’ only can be set.
‘NATURAL’ and ‘VIVID’ cannot be set for motion picture recording.
Settings:
OFF
2.3 pictures/sec. (
2.5 pictures/sec. (
STABILIZER
)
Approx. 1.8 pictures/sec
Approx. 2.0 pictures/sec
Fine: Max. 3
Standard: Max. 5
)
2(
2(
→ REC/MOTION PICTURE menu
→ REC menu
Automatically detects and prevents jitter.
MODE:
)
)
Until card/built-in memory is full
: When using self-timer: Fixed at 3 pictures
: Becomes progressively slower. (Delayed timing depends on card type, PICTURE SIZE, and QUALITY.)
Focus is fixed from first picture.
When
is selected, the exposure and white balance are fixed to the settings for the first picture.
When
is selected, exposure and white balance is adjusted for each picture.
Burst speed may be reduced if SENSITIVITY is set to high, or if shutter speed is
reduced in darker locations.
When burst setting is used, flash is set to ‘FORCED FLASH OFF’, and AUTO
BRACKET, MULTI ASPECT
, and AUDIO REC. settings are cancelled.
Settings will be stored even if power is turned off.
When using
while following a moving subject in locations with major differences in
brightness, optimal exposure may not be achieved.
Auto review performed regardless of AUTO REVIEW setting.
Cannot set to BURST in TRANSFORM, PANORAMA ASSIST, HI-SPEED BURST,
FLASH BURST, STARRY SKY, PIN HOLE, and FILM GRAIN scene modes.
Using the ‘HI-SPEED BURST’ scene mode allows a faster succession of photographs to be taken.
FLASH BURST is convenient to take continuous still pictures using flash in dark places. (P.56)
→ REC menu
→ REC menu
Settings:
Settings
Effect
OFF
Pictures deliberately taken with no jitter correction
AUTO
The optimum image stabilizer is performed automatically based on the recording
conditions.
MODE1
Constant correction
(Monitor image stable, composition easy to determine)
MODE2
Correction at moment shutter button is pressed
(More effective than MODE1)
Setting fixed to ‘MODE2’ in ‘SELF PORTRAIT’ and ‘OFF’ in ‘STARRY SKY’ scene
modes.
Cases where optical image stabilizer may be ineffective:
Heavy jitter, high zoom ratio (including digital zoom range), fast-moving objects, indoors
or in dark locations (due to low shutter speed)
This is fixed at ‘MODE1’ during motion picture recording.
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(Continued)
See P.18 for menu setting procedure.
REC/PLAY switch:
MIN. SHTR SPEED
CLOCK SET
Sets shutter speed to minimum. We recommend using slower shutter speeds to take
brighter pictures in dark locations.
Set the clock. Same function as that in SETUP menu (P.17).
REC MODE
→ REC menu
MODE:
Sets the data format of the motion picture that is recorded.
Settings: 1/250 1/125 1/60 1/30 1/15 1/8 1/4 1/2 1
Slower shutter speeds allow for brighter pictures but increase risk of jitter, so we
recommend using a tripod and the self-timer.
As pictures may become dark when using faster values such as ‘1/250’, we recommend
that pictures are taken in bright locations (
flashes red when shutter button is halfpressed if picture will be dark).
displayed on screen for settings other than ‘1/8’.
Cannot be set when INTELLIGENT ISO is used. (P.70)
MODE:
Recording format
AVCHD Lite
AUDIO REC.
Sounds can also be recorded with pictures. This is useful for conversation or memo recording.
→ REC menu
→ REC menu
MODE:
Settings: OFF/ON (Record approx. 5 seconds of sound (
displayed on screen))
To cancel recording → Press ‘MENU/SET’.
To play audio → (P.84)
Recording is not possible in BURST, AUTO BRACKET, MULTI ASPECT
, and the
‘PANORAMA ASSIST’, ‘STARRY SKY’, ‘HI-SPEED BURST’, and ‘FLASH BURST’
scene modes.
TEXT STAMP, RESIZE, TRIMMING, LEVELING, and ASPECT CONV.
cannot be
used with pictures with audio.
Separate setting to AUDIO REC. in CLIPBOARD menu (P.82).
Do not block microphone (P.12) with fingers.
AF ASSIST LAMP
Illuminates lamp when dark to facilitate focus alignment.
→ REC menu
→ REC menu
MODE:
Settings: OFF: Lamp off (taking pictures of animals in dark,
etc.)
ON: Lamp illuminated with halfway press of shutter
button (
and larger AF area displayed)
Lamp: Effective distance: 1.5 m (4.93 feet) (Do not cover or look at lamp from close range)
→ MOTION PICTURE menu
Settings:
MOTION JPEG
Effect
This is a data format suitable for playback on high-definition
TVs. This format enables an extended recording time in highresolution compared to motion pictures recorded in Motion
JPEG at the same picture size.
This is a data format suitable for playback on computers that
allows even small picture sizes to be recorded. The data
format is useful when there is little space left on a memory
card or when the motion picture file will be attached to an
e-mail from a computer.
The ‘REC QUALITY’ options vary based on the setting.
If a card is not loaded in the camera, the motion picture is automatically recorded in
‘MOTION JPEG’ (REC QUALITY: QVGA).
Motion pictures recorded in ‘AVCHD Lite’ can be played back in AVCHD-compliant
equipment only. Playback is not possible in equipment that does not support the
AVCHD standard (such as conventional DVD recorders), and so check the compatibility
in your equipment’s operation manual.
Please confirm the detailed information on the following website.
http://panasonic.co.jp/pavc/global/cs
(This Site is English only.)
Motion pictures recorded in ‘AVCHD Lite’ format cannot be played back on nonAVCHD-compatible devices (standard DVD players, etc).
In some cases, motion pictures recorded in ‘AVCHD Lite’ and ‘MOTION JPEG’ may have
poor image quality or sound quality during playback or may not be able to be played back
even when using equipment supporting these standards. The recording information also may
not be displayed correctly. If this happens, play the motion pictures back using the camera.
Motion pictures recorded in ‘AVCHD Lite’ are not compliant with DCF and Exif, and so some
information (such as the picture number and white balance) are not displayed during playback.
Using a card of SD speed ‘Class 6’* or above is recommended for recording motion
pictures.
The SD speed class is a speed rating for continuous writing.
Using a high-speed card with a specified speed (e.g. on packaging) of at least 10 MB/s
is recommended when ‘REC QUALITY’ is set to ‘HD’, ‘WVGA’, or ‘VGA’.
Motion pictures cannot be recorded to MultiMediaCards.
To play back motion pictures recorded in ‘AVCHD Lite’ format using a computer, please
use the ‘PHOTOfunSTUDIO’ software on the CD-ROM supplied.
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Taking/viewing clipboard pictures
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‘CLIPBOARD mode’
REC/PLAY switch:
See P.18 for menu setting procedure.
Useful for taking pictures of timetables and maps instead of taking memos.
Regardless of presence of card, pictures will always be saved to clipboard folder of
built-in memory, so that they can be distinguished from normal pictures and viewed
immediately. Beware of copyrights, etc. (P.2)
REC QUALITY
Sets the picture quality of the motion picture that is recorded.
→ MOTION PICTURE menu
→ REC menu
MODE:
Mode:
Taking clipboard pictures
Settings:
Set to
‘AVCHD Lite’ in REC MODE
Setting
SH
H
L
Bit rate 1
17 Mbps
13 Mbps
9 Mbps
Resolution
1280 x 720
1280 x 720
1280 x 720
‘MOTION JPEG’ in REC MODE
Setting
HD
WVGA
VGA
QVGA
Aspect ratio
Frame rate
30 fps
30 fps
30 fps
30 fps
2
Aspect ratio
4:3
The bit rate is the amount of data per unit time. A higher value translates into a higher image
quality. This camera uses the VBR (Variable Bit Rate) recording system and the available recording
time is shorter when recording a subject with rapid movements.
2 The frame rate is the number of frames per second.
‘WVGA’ cannot be set in INTELLIGENT AUTO Mode.
‘QVGA’ only can be recorded to the built-in memory.
CONTINUOUS AF
Either allow the focus to be constantly adjusted during motion picture recording, or fix the
focus position at the start of recording.
→ MOTION PICTURE menu
→ REC menu
Settings: ON: Adjust focus according to movement of subject during motion
picture recording. (
appears on the screen.)
OFF: Fix focus position at the start of motion picture recording.
Use this setting to keep the same focus position for subjects with little
forward/backward movement.
WIND CUT
Reduces recording of wind sounds (wind noise) when recording in a strong wind
MODE:
→ MOTION PICTURE menu
Settings: OFF/ON (
appears on the screen.)
When WIND CUT is set to ‘ON’, lower sounds will be eliminated and the sound quality
will differ from that of normal recordings.
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Take a clipboard picture
16:9
1
80
(CLIPBOARD mode)
/
Resolution
1280 x 720
848 x 480
640 x 480
320 x 240
MODE:
Set to
16:9
Represents built-in memory used
entirely for clipboard pictures
(approx.)
Picture size
Pictures
2M
84
Press halfway
(align focus)
1M
124
Press fully
(take picture)
Viewing clipboard pictures
Set REC/PLAY switch to
Set mode dial to
(CLIPBOARD mode)
Can be viewed with same operations as with pictures taken in other modes (P.40).
(30-picture and calendar displays cannot be used.)
To delete clipboard pictures
Press
(delete) in step
above. (P.41)
If built-in memory is full
Non-clipboard pictures can be deleted from the built-in memory by removing card from camera,
setting mode dial to a setting other than
(CLIPBOARD mode), and pressing (delete).
Copy clipboard pictures onto memory cards in order to print (next page).
Playback mode functions cannot be used.
‘STABILIZER’ setting made in REC menu will be reflected in clipboard mode.
Functions unavailable:
INTELLIGENT ISO, I.EXPOSURE, FACE RECOG.
, MIN. SHTR SPEED
BURST, DIGITAL ZOOM, AUTO BRACKET, MULTI ASPECT
, WB ADJUST.,
PRE AF, COLOR MODE, AUTO LCD OFF, HISTOGRAM
The settings for the following functions are fixed.
• SENSITIVITY: AUTO
• ASPECT RATIO:
• QUALITY:
(Standard)
• WHITE BALANCE: AWB
• AF MODE:
(1-area-focusing)
• AF ASSIST LAMP: ON
• POWER SAVE: 5MIN.
• GUIDE LINE:
• METERING MODE:
(Multiple)
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Viewing as list (Multi playback/Calendar playback)
‘CLIPBOARD mode’ (Continued)
REC/PLAY switch:
Mode:
You can view 12 (or 30) pictures at once (multi playback), or view all pictures taken on a
certain date (calendar playback).
Zoom mark
Useful for enlarging and saving parts of maps, etc.
Set to
To register zoom enlarged size and position
Enlarge with
zoom lever and
select position
with ▲▼◄►
• To view pictures: press ◄►
• To change zoom and position:
Repeat the left
• To finish zoom mark setting:
Restore zoom to original
(1 x) ratio
Press
Zoom mark
Displayed on registered pictures
Set to multiple screen display
Date recorded Picture no.
To view registered ratio and position:
Display picture with
Turn to T side
(No need to manually
enlarge or move)
Total no.
Immediately displayed at
registered ratio and position
• To cancel
zoom mark
→ ‘CANCEL
MARK’
(below)
Zoom lever
When a picture with a zoom mark is deleted, both original picture and picture with zoom
mark will be deleted.
Picture can be deleted even while zoomed in.
CLIPBOARD menu
A special menu is used in CLIPBOARD mode.
REC ON CLIPBOARD menu (REC/PLAY switch:
Mode dial:
PICTURE SIZE 2 M
(Priority to the number of pictures)
(Priority to picture quality) / 1 M
AUDIO REC.
Record sound (5 seconds) simultaneously. OFF / ON
LCD MODE
CLOCK SET
OFF / AUTO POWER LCD / POWER LCD / HIGH ANGLE
(P.17)
PLAY ON CLIPBOARD menu (REC/PLAY switch:
CANCEL MARK
AUDIO DUB.
COPY
LCD MODE
Mode dial:
)
(P.22)
)
Select
marked clipboard picture with ◄►.
Cancel with ‘MENU/SET’.
Add sound to previously-taken clipboard picture.
Select clipboard picture with ◄►. Record/stop with ‘MENU/SET’. (P.97)
Copy single pictures from clipboard to card. (Zoom mark will not be copied.)
Select clipboard picture with ◄► and press ‘MENU/SET’
Select ‘YES’ with ▲▼ and press ‘MENU/SET’.
OFF / POWER LCD (P.22)
Other items in the SETUP menu will reflect settings made in other recording modes.
To restore
Turn to T side
Scroll bar
Scrolls
with each
turn to W
side
(12 screens)
To change from
12/30-screen
display to singlescreen display
Select picture with
▲▼◄► and press
‘MENU/SET’
Picture type
• FAVORITE
• AVCHD Lite
• Motion JPEG
• BABY
• PET
• TRAVEL DATE
• WORLD TIME
• TITLE EDIT
• TEXT STAMP
(30 screens)
Selected date (First picture from date)
• Select month with ▲▼ and
date with ◄►, and press
‘MENU/SET’ to display
that date’s pictures on a
12-screen display.
(Calendar screen)
Only one month of pictures is displayed on calendar screen. Pictures taken without
clock settings are displayed with a date of the 1st January, 2009.
Cannot be displayed rotated.
Pictures taken with destination settings made in ‘WORLD TIME’ are displayed in the
calendar screen using the appropriate date for the destination’s time zone.
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Viewing motion pictures/pictures with audio
Different playback methods ‘PLAYBACK MODE’
REC/PLAY switch:
REC/PLAY switch:
Motion pictures and pictures with audio can be played back in the same way as pictures.
Recorded pictures can be played back in a variety of ways.
Set to
Set to
Set to a position other than
Set to a position other than
(CLIPBOARD mode)
(CLIPBOARD mode)
Select the picture and start playback
Display the menu
Press ‘MENU/SET’
Operations during motion
picture playback
▲:Pause/play
▼:Stop
◄:Hold to fast rewind
(single frame step while
paused)
►:Hold to fast forward
(single frame step while
paused)
Motion picture
recording time
: AVCHD Lite
,
NORMAL PLAY
(P.40)
: Motion JPEG
(example shows the
VGA icon)
: Picture with audio
• Volume can be adjusted with zoom
lever (motion picture only).
Deleting
Select the playback mode from
(PLAYBACK MODE selection menu)
SLIDE SHOW
(P.86)
MODE PLAY
(P.87)
CATEGORY PLAY
(P.88)
FAVORITE PLAY
(P.88)
(P.41)
The volume for pictures with audio can be adjusted by the speaker volume (P.21).
Motion pictures and pictures with audio recorded by other cameras may not play back
correctly on this camera.
When using a large-volume memory card, the rewind function may take some time.
Some information are not displayed for motion pictures recorded in ‘AVCHD Lite’.
Motion pictures recorded with ‘AVCHD Lite’ (P.79) can be viewed on your computer
using ‘PHOTOfunSTUDIO’ on the supplied CD-ROM.
Motion pictures recorded in Motion JPEG and pictures with added audio recordings can
be played back on your computer using ‘QuickTime’ on the supplied CD-ROM.
When no card is inserted, pictures (except CLIPBOARD pictures) are played back from
the built-in memory.
The PLAYBACK MODE automatically becomes ‘NORMAL PLAY’ when the REC/PLAY
switch is set to
and the power is turned on, or when switching from recording mode
to playback mode.
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Different playback methods ‘PLAYBACK MODE’
(Continued)
See P.85 for switching PLAYBACK MODE procedure.
REC/PLAY switch:
Operations during slide show
SLIDE SHOW
Automatically play images in order and to music. Recommended when viewing on TV
screen.
Select playback method
•
•
•
•
ALL
: Play all
PICTURE ONLY: Playback of pictures only
MOTION PIC. ONLY: Playback of motion pictures only
CATEGORY SELECTION
: Playback of pictures only
Select category, and playback slideshow.
(Select category with ▲▼◄► and press
‘MENU/SET’.) (P.88)
• FAVORITE: Play pictures set as FAVORITE (P.95)
(displayed only when ‘FAVORITE’ pictures
present and setting set to ‘ON’).
Set playback effects
NATURAL
SLOW
SWING
URBAN
OFF 1
Camera selects optimum effect
from NATURAL, SLOW, SWING,
and URBAN (only available with
‘CATEGORY SELECTION’ setting)
Play with relaxed music and
screen transition effects
Play with livelier music and screen
transition effects
No effects
1
If ‘MOTION PIC. ONLY’ was selected in step ,
EFFECT is fixed at ‘OFF’. Also, the duration cannot
be set.
2 Item name changes to ‘AUDIO’ when ‘EFFECT’
is ‘OFF’.
SETUP
DURATION
REPEAT
MUSIC
(AUDIO)
2
1
1 SEC. / 2 SEC. / 3 SEC. / 5 SEC.
(Only available when ‘EFFECT’
is ‘OFF’)
OFF/ON (Repeat)
OFF/ON (Play MUSIC (AUDIO))
• When EFFECT is not set to
‘OFF’
ON: Music is played.
OFF: No music (audio) is played
back.
• When EFFECT is set to ‘OFF’
ON: Audio is played from motion
pictures or pictures with
audio.
OFF: Audio is not played from
motion pictures or pictures
with audio.
Select ‘START’
• Press
During picture playback
Pause/play
(When paused)
Previous
(During playback)
To start of motion
picture being played
Volume
down
Pause/play
Next
(While paused)
Next
(While paused)
Previous
Stop
Stop
Volume
up
Volume
down
Volume
up
The previous picture is displayed if less than 3 seconds of the motion picture has been played.
When ‘URBAN’ has been selected, the picture may appear in black and white as a
screen effect.
Certain playback effects cannot be used when displaying images on television using
HDMI mini cables.
Music effects cannot be added.
The duration setting is disabled during motion picture playback.
Pictures with different aspect ratios have their edges cut so they can be displayed on
the entire screen.
MODE PLAY
EFFECT
(Select music and effects according to picture
atmosphere)
AUTO
During motion picture playback
This playback mode is useful for playing back pictures only or only motion pictures
recorded in ‘AVCHD Lite’ (or ‘MOTION JPEG’).
Select the type of data
View images
• To delete the image→Press
Previous
(Delete).
Next
To exit ‘MODE PLAY’, set to ‘NORMAL PLAY’.
to return to menu screen during slide show.
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Different playback methods ‘PLAYBACK MODE’
(Continued) REC/PLAY switch:
REC/PLAY switch:
See P.85 for switching PLAYBACK MODE procedure.
Images can be classified automatically and viewed by category. Automatic classification
starts when ‘CATEGORY PLAY’ is selected from the playback mode selection menu.
CATEGORY
Icons of categories with pictures
(dark blue)
No. of pictures (appears after a few seconds)
• For
(Playback by Person), use ▲▼◄►
to select the person, and then press ‘MENU/
SET’.
View images
• To delete pictures
→ Press (delete).
(Set mode dial to any except
Recording information such
as scene modes
Pictures taken using Face
Recognition
PORTRAIT/ i-PORTRAIT/
SOFT SKIN/ TRANSFORM/
SELF PORTRAIT/
NIGHT PORTRAIT/
i-NIGHT PORTRAIT/ BABY/
i-BABY
SCENERY/ i-SCENERY/
SUNSET/ AERIAL PHOTO
NIGHT PORTRAIT/
i-NIGHT PORTRAIT/
NIGHT SCENERY/ i-NIGHT
SCENERY/ STARRY SKY
SPORTS/ PARTY/ CANDLE
LIGHT/ FIREWORKS/ BEACH/
SNOW/ AERIAL PHOTO
BABY/i-BABY
CALENDAR
Select date from calendar screen to view only the images taken on that day (P.83).
Set-up: Press ‘MENU/SET’ → ‘
PLAYBACK menu’ → Select ‘CALENDAR’
This setting can only be made when the playback mode is ‘NORMAL PLAY’ (P.40).
TITLE EDIT
You can edit names from ‘BABY’ and ‘PET’ scene modes or destination in ‘TRAVEL
DATE’, or give titles to your favourite pictures.
Set-up: Press ‘MENU/SET’ → ‘
PLAYBACK menu’ → Select ‘TITLE EDIT’
Select ‘SINGLE’ or ‘MULTI’ and set
Select picture
SINGLE
MULTI (up to 50 pictures with the same text)
TITLE EDIT setting
TITLE EDIT already
set
PET
Previous Next
• To cancel → Press
‘DISPLAY’ again
• To execute →
Press ‘MENU/SET’.
FOOD
Calendar display cannot be used.
Pictures taken without ‘NAME’ settings in
‘FACE RECOG.’ are not categorized.
The following playback menus only can be set.
‘ROTATE DISP.’ (P.94), ‘PRINT SET’ (P.96),
‘PROTECT (P.97)’, ‘AUDIO DUB. (P.97)’
To close ‘CATEGORY PLAY’, select
‘NORMAL PLAY’.
UNDERWATER
TRAVEL DATE
(Clipboard pictures taken with
travel date setting are not
categorized.)
MOTION PICTURE
FAVORITE PLAY
Manually play images set in ‘FAVORITE’ (P.95) (displayed only when ‘FAVORITE’ pictures
present and setting set to ‘ON’).
View images
Previous
)
For the PLAYBACK menu setting procedure, see P.18.
CATEGORY PLAY
Select the category
Using PLAYBACK menu
Next
Calendar display cannot be used.
The following playback menus only can be set.
‘ROTATE DISP.’ (P.94), ‘PRINT SET’ (P.96), ‘PROTECT’ (P.97), ‘AUDIO DUB.’ (P.97)
To close ‘FAVORITE PLAY’, select ‘NORMAL PLAY’.
Enter characters
Text input method
Press display button several times to select
character type
(Upper case, lower case, symbols/numbers)
Select characters with ▲▼◄►, and press
‘MENU/SET’ (repeat)
Select ‘EXIT’ with ▲▼◄►, and press
‘MENU/SET’
• A maximum of 30 characters can be entered. (Maximum of 9 characters for
‘FACE RECOG.’ names)
• Input cursor is moved with the zoom lever.
• Text will be scrolled if title does not fit on screen.
(After confirmation, press
to return to the menu screen in ‘SINGLE’ setting.)
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Using PLAYBACK menu (Continued)
REC/PLAY switch:
To edit
(Set mode dial to any except
select ‘SINGLE’ in step
→ select picture with ◄►, and press
‘MENU/SET’ → correct text and select ‘EXIT’ → press to return to
the menu.
Cannot be set in ‘CATEGORY PLAY’, or ‘FAVORITE PLAY’ playback mode.
Cannot be used with pictures taken on other devices, protected pictures, or motion pictures.
To print text, use ‘TEXT STAMP’ (below) or the supplied CD-ROM
(PHOTOfunSTUDIO).
TEXT STAMP
Stamp recording date or text registered in the ‘BABY’ and ‘PET’ scene modes, ‘TRAVEL
DATE’, or ‘TITLE EDIT’ into your pictures. Ideal for regular size printing.
Set-up: Press ‘MENU/SET’ → ‘
For the PLAYBACK menu setting procedure, see P.18.
)
PLAYBACK menu’ → Select ‘TEXT STAMP’
To check stamped text
‘playback zoom’ (P.40)
After
Picture size will be reduced if greater than 3M. Picture ASPECT RATIO
TEXT STAMP
will become slightly grainier.
4:3
3M
Cannot be used with pictures taken on other devices,
3:2
2.5 M
pictures taken without setting clock, motion pictures,
16 : 9
2M
or pictures with audio.
After TEXT STAMP is applied, pictures cannot be
resized or trimmed, and ‘ASPECT CONV.’
, ‘TEXT STAMP’ and DPOF date printing
settings cannot be changed on pictures.
Characters may be cut off on certain printers.
Cannot be set in ‘CATEGORY PLAY’, or ‘FAVORITE PLAY’ playback mode.
Do not make date printing settings in shop or on printer for pictures with date
stamps. (Date printing may be overlapping.)
Select ‘SINGLE’ or ‘MULTI’ and set
RESIZE
Picture size can be reduced to facilitate e-mail attachment and use in homepages, etc.
(Picture of minimum picture size for each aspect setting cannot be resized.)
Select picture
SINGLE
MULTI (up to 50 pictures)
TEXT
STAMP
setting
Set-up: Press ‘MENU/SET’ → ‘
PLAYBACK menu’ → Select ‘RESIZE’
SINGLE
Select ‘SINGLE’
Select size
Current
size
Size after
change
• To cancel → Press display button again.
• To execute → Press ‘MENU/SET’.
Select items and make settings for each
• Set the ‘TITLE’ setting to ‘ON’ to stamp
entered text such as names in ‘FACE
Select ‘ON’ to RECOG.’
, names in ‘BABY’ and
stamp
‘PET’ scene modes, destinations in
‘TRAVEL DATE’, or titles in ‘TITLE
EDIT’.
Select picture
Select ‘YES’
Select ‘YES’
(Screen varies according to picture size, etc.)
• Stamped text cannot be deleted.
• After confirmation, press to return to
the menu screen in ‘SINGLE’ setting.
• After confirmation, press
to the menu screen.
to return
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Using PLAYBACK menu (Continued)
REC/PLAY switch:
(Set mode dial to any except
For the PLAYBACK menu setting procedure, see P.18.
)
MULTI
LEVELING
Select ‘MULTI’ in step
the previous page
on
Select picture (up to 50 pictures)
Slight slanting in the picture can be corrected.
Set-up: Press ‘MENU/SET’ → ‘
Select size
Resize
setting
To see
description
of resize:
Press display
button
PLAYBACK menu’ → Select ‘LEVELING’
Select picture
Select ‘YES’
Number of pixels before/after
resizing
• To cancel → Press display button again.
• To execute → Press ‘MENU/SET’.
Select number of
pixels after resizing
Select ‘YES’ and set
• After confirmation, press
to return to the menu
screen.
Adjust the slant
Picture quality is reduced after resizing.
Cannot be set in ‘CATEGORY PLAY’ or ‘FAVORITE PLAY’ playback mode.
Cannot be used with motion pictures, pictures with audio, or pictures with text stamp.
May not be compatible with pictures taken on other devices.
TRIMMING
Enlarge your pictures and trim unwanted areas.
Set-up: Press ‘MENU/SET’ → ‘
PLAYBACK menu’ → Select ‘TRIMMING’
Select picture with ◄► and set
Picture quality is reduced when leveling is performed.
The resulting picture may have fewer recording pixels than the original picture when
leveling is performed.
Cannot be used with motion pictures, pictures with audio, or pictures with text stamp.
May not be compatible with pictures taken on other devices.
Original face recognition information will not be copied when pictures are leveled.
Select area to trim
FACE RECOG.
Delete all face recognition information from selected pictures. This function is useful for
deleting information registered accidentally with FACE RECOG. in recording mode.
Expand
Change
position
Trim
Select ‘YES’ and set
• After confirmation, press
to return to the menu screen.
Set-up: Press ‘MENU/SET’→‘
PLAYBACK menu’→Select ‘FACE RECOG.’
Select picture with ◄► and set
Select ‘YES’
• After confirmation, press
to the menu screen.
Picture quality is reduced after trimming.
Cannot be set in ‘MODE PLAY’
, ‘CATEGORY PLAY’, or ‘FAVORITE PLAY’ playback mode.
Cannot be used with motion pictures, pictures with audio, or pictures with text stamp.
May not be compatible with pictures taken on other devices.
Original face recognition information will not be copied when pictures are trimmed.
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to return
Face recognition information cannot be recovered once it is deleted.
Pictures whose information has been deleted will not be included in ‘CATEGORY PLAY’
selections for recognised faces.
Information cannot be deleted for protected pictures.
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Using PLAYBACK menu (Continued)
REC/PLAY switch:
(Set mode dial to any except
For the PLAYBACK menu setting procedure, see P.18.
)
FAVORITE
ASPECT CONV.
Convert pictures taken in
to
Set-up: Press ‘MENU/SET’ → ‘
Select
or
or
for printing.
PLAYBACK menu’ → Select ‘ASPECT CONV.’
Select horizontal position
and convert
Mark your favourite pictures and enable the following functions.
Favourites-only slide show (P.86)
Delete all except favourites (useful for when printing in shop, etc.)
Set-up: Press ‘MENU/SET’ → ‘
PLAYBACK menu’ → Select ‘FAVORITE’
Select ‘ON’
(Move portrait
pictures
using ▲▼)
Select picture taken in
Changes to outlined size
Close menu
Select ‘YES’ and set
• After confirmation, press
to the menu screen.
to return
Picture size may be increased after aspect ratio is changed.
Cannot be set in ‘MODE PLAY’, ‘CATEGORY PLAY’, or ‘FAVORITE PLAY’ playback mode.
Cannot be used with motion pictures, pictures with audio, pictures with text stamp, or
non-DCF files (P.40). May not be compatible with pictures taken on other devices.
Original face recognition information will not be copied when aspect ratios are
converted.
Select picture (repeat)
displayed when
set (not displayed
when ‘OFF’).
• Up to 999 pictures can be selected.
• To release → Press ▼ again.
ROTATE DISP.
To release all
Automatically rotate portrait pictures.
Set-up: Press ‘MENU/SET’ → ‘
PLAYBACK menu’ → Select ‘ROTATE DISP.’
Select ‘ON’
ON
Select ‘CANCEL’ in step
and select ‘YES’.
Cannot be set in ‘FAVORITE PLAY’ playback mode.
It may not be possible to set pictures taken with certain other devices as favourites.
Setting/release can also be made with supplied software (PHOTOfunSTUDIO).
Motion pictures recorded in ‘AVCHD Lite’ format cannot be set.
OFF
‘ROTATE DISP.’ cannot be used with motion pictures.
Some pictures taken facing up or facing down may not be rotated automatically.
It may not be possible to rotate pictures taken with certain other devices.
Pictures cannot be rotated during multi playback and calendar playback.
Will only be displayed rotated on computer if in Exif-compatible (P.40) environment (OS,
software).
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Using PLAYBACK menu (Continued)
REC/PLAY switch:
(Set mode dial to any except
For the PLAYBACK menu setting procedure, see P.18.
)
PRINT SET
PROTECT
Picture/picture no./date printing settings can be made for when printing with DPOF printcompatible shops or printers. (Ask at shop to check compatibility)
Set-up: Press ‘MENU/SET’ → ‘
PLAYBACK menu’ → Select ‘PRINT SET’
Select ‘SINGLE’ or ‘MULTI’
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
Select picture
SINGLE
SINGLE
MULTI
• To cancel → Press
‘MENU/SET’ again.
• After confirmation,
press to return to
the menu screen.
MULTI
Picture protected
Set number of pictures
To release all
(repeat steps
and
SINGLE
To cancel while releasing all
when using ‘MULTI’ (up to 999 pictures))
MULTI
No. to print
Date print
set
No. to print
Select ‘CANCEL’ in step
and select ‘YES’.
When using PictBridge-compatible printers, check settings on actual printer as these
may take priority over camera settings.
To print from built-in memory at a shop, first copy pictures to card (P.98) before making
settings.
DPOF print settings may not be made to non-DCF (P.40) files.
Some DPOF information set by other equipment cannot be used. In such cases, delete
all of the DPOF information and then set it again with this camera.
Date printing settings cannot be made for pictures with a ‘TEXT STAMP’ applied. These
settings will also be cancelled if a ‘TEXT STAMP’ is applied later.
Motion pictures recorded in ‘AVCHD Lite’ format cannot be set.
and select ‘YES’.
Press ‘MENU/SET’.
May not be effective when using other devices.
Formatting will cause even protected files to be deleted.
Date print set
• Date print setting/release → Press display button.
• After confirmation, press to return to the menu screen.
To release all
Picture protected
Select ‘CANCEL’ in step
AUDIO DUB.
Add audio to previously taken pictures.
Set-up: Press ‘MENU/SET’ → ‘
PLAYBACK menu’ → Select ‘AUDIO DUB.’
Select image and start recording
For files already containing audio,
select whether or not to overwrite
existing audio with ▲▼, and press
‘MENU/SET’.
• To cancel → Press
Do not block
microphone with
fingers.
Stop recording (Recording will automatically end after 10 seconds.)
• After confirmation, press
screen.
to return to the menu
Cannot be used with motion pictures or protected pictures.
May not be compatible with pictures taken on other devices.
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Using PLAYBACK menu (Continued)
REC/PLAY switch:
(Set mode dial to any except
For the PLAYBACK menu setting procedure, see P.18.
Copying recorded pictures
)
COPY
Copy between built-in memory and memory card, or from memory card to clipboard folder.
Set-up: Press ‘MENU/SET’ → ‘
PLAYBACK menu’ → Select ‘COPY’
Select copy method (direction)
: Copy all pictures from built-in memory to card
(go to step )
(Clipboard pictures cannot be copied. Use
‘COPY’ in the clipboard menu (P.82).)
: Copy 1 picture at a time from card to built-in
memory.
: Copy 1 picture at a time from card to clipboard
folder (in built-in memory) (not motion pictures).
Select picture with ◄► and set (for
Select ‘YES’
The methods for copying still and motion pictures recorded with this camera to other
devices vary according to the file format (JPEG, AVCHD Lite , Motion JPEG). Follow the
correct method for your device.
only
and
Dubbing playback images via AV cables
Available file types: Motion AVCHD Lite , Motion JPEG
Motion pictures recorded with this camera can be dubbed onto DVD or video cassette
with a DVD or video recorder. This method is useful as it allows dubbing to be performed
even with devices that are not compatible with high definition (AVCHD) images. Picture
quality will be reduced from high definition to standard definition.
Connect camera to recorder
AV cable
(always use cable
supplied)
Start playback on camera
)
Start recording on recorder
• To cancel → Press ‘MENU/SET’
• After confirmation, press to return to the menu
screen.
(Screen shown is example)
If there is not enough space on the built-in memory for copying to be performed, turn
off the power, remove the card, and delete pictures from the built-in memory (to delete
clipboard pictures, set the mode dial to clipboard mode).
Copying of image data from the built-in memory to memory cards will be terminated
midway if there is insufficient space on the card. Using memory cards with higher
capacities than the built-in memory (approx. 40 MB) is recommended.
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 (
).
DPOF settings will not be copied.
Only pictures from Panasonic digital cameras (LUMIX) may be copied.
Original pictures will not be deleted after copying (to delete pictures → P.41).
This setting can only be made when the playback mode is ‘NORMAL PLAY’ (P.40).
Motion pictures recorded in ‘AVCHD Lite’ format cannot be set.
To recorder’s input socket
• To stop recording (dubbing), first stop the
recording on your recorder, before stopping the
playback on the camera.
Do not use any other AV cables except the supplied one.
When using a TV with a 4:3 aspect ratio, always change the camera’s ‘TV ASPECT’
setting (P.25) to ‘4:3’ before dubbing. Motion pictures copied in the ’16:9’ setting will
appear vertically stretched when viewed on a 4:3 TV screen.
Pressing the camera’s ‘DISPLAY’ button and turning the LCD display off is
recommended during dubbing operations. (P.42)
For details on dubbing and playback methods, refer to your recorder’s operating instructions.
Copying to computers (P.100)
Available file types: Still JPEG/ Motion AVCHD Lite , Motion JPEG
The ‘PHOTOfunSTUDIO’ software on the CD-ROM (supplied) can be used to copy still
pictures and motion pictures recorded in ‘AVCHD Lite ’ or Motion JPEG format to your
computer, or to create DVD videos from motion pictures recorded in AVCHD Lite format.
Files and folders containing copied ‘AVCHD Lite’ motion pictures cannot be played back
or edited if they have been deleted, modified, or moved using Windows Explorer or
similar methods. Always use ‘PHOTOfunSTUDIO’ when handling ‘AVCHD Lite’ motion
pictures.
The ‘PHOTOfunSTUDIO’ software on the CD-ROM (supplied) can be used to copy still
pictures and motion pictures to your computer and to play them back.
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Some computers can read directly from the camera’s memory card.
For details, see the manual for your computer.
Using with your PC
Still/motion pictures can be copied from the camera to your computer by connecting the
two together.
• Copied pictures can then be printed out or sent by e-mail using the ‘PHOTOfunSTUDIO’
software on the CD-ROM (supplied).
Computer specifications
Windows
98/98SE
Me
Macintosh
2000/XP/Vista
OS 9/OS X
Can I use
PHOTOfunSTUDIO?
No
Yes
1
No
Can I copy AVCHD Lite
motion pictures to my
computer?
No
Yes
2
No
Can I copy still pictures and
Motion JPEG motion pictures
from my camera to my
computer via USB cable?
Do I need to install USB
drivers?
Set-up:
• Use a fully charged battery, or connect the AC adaptor (DMW-AC5E, optional) and Multi
Conversion Adaptor (DMW-MCA1, optional). (P.103)
• Card
: Insert card and set mode dial to any except
Built-in memory: Remove card
Check socket direction and insert straight in.
(Damage to socket shape can lead to faulty operation.)
Yes
OS 9.2.2
OS X (10.1 - 10.5)
Yes
Yes
Copying still pictures and motion pictures
No
–
• USB connection cables cannot be used with Windows 95, Mac OS 8.x, or older versions
of either, but still/motion pictures may still be copied with compatible SD memory card
reader/writers.
1 Internet Explorer 6.0 or above must be installed.
Correct playback and operation depends on your computer’s environment and cannot
always be guaranteed.
2 Always use ‘PHOTOfunSTUDIO’ when copying AVCHD Lite motion pictures.
USB connection cable
(always use cable supplied)
ACCESS (sending data)
• Do not disconnect the USB connection
cable while ‘ACCESS’ is displayed.
Turn on power of both
camera and computer
Select ‘PC’ on the camera
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.
A message may be displayed on screen
if ‘USB MODE’ (P.24) is set to ‘PictBridge
(PTP)’. Select ‘CANCEL’ to close the
screen, and set ‘USB MODE’ to ‘PC’.
Operate with your
computer
To cancel connection
Click ‘Safely Remove Hardware’ in the Windows
System Tray → disconnect USB connection cable
→ turn off camera power → disconnect AC adaptor
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Using with your PC (Continued)
You can save images to use on your computer by dragging and dropping folders and files
into separate folders on your computer.
Folder and file names on computer
DCIM (Still/motion pictures)
100-PANA (Up to 999 pictures/folder)
P1000001.JPG
Windows
Drives are displayed in
‘My Computer’ folder.
Macintosh
Drives are displayed on
the desktop.
(Displayed as ‘LUMIX’,
‘NO_NAME’, or
‘Untitled’.)
P1000999.JPG
101-PANA
:
999-PANA
JPG:
Still pictures
MOV:
Motion pictures
PRIVATE
AVCHD
(Motion pictures in AVCHD Lite)
MODELINF
(VIERA Link information)
Use the ‘PHOTOfunSTUDIO’ software on the supplied CD-ROM.
Save the motion picture to your computer, and play it back.
Playing motion pictures recorded in Motion JPEG on your computer
Built-in
memory/
Card
MISC (DPOF files, Favourite)
PRIVATE1 (clipboard pictures)
MEMO0001.JPG
Playing motion pictures recorded in ‘AVCHD Lite’ on your computer
Built-in
memory
When using
memory card
New folders are created in the following cases:
• When pictures are taken to folders containing files numbered 999.
• When using cards already containing the same folder number (including pictures
taken with other cameras, etc.)
• When recording after performing ‘NO. RESET’ (P.24)
• File may not be able to be played back on camera after changing file name.
• If mode dial is set to
, built-in memory data (including clipboard pictures) are
displayed even when card is inserted. Data in card is not displayed.
• Do not delete or modify folders or data in the AVCHD folder using Windows
Explorer or other tools. The camera may be unable to play back the motion
pictures correctly if any of these files are deleted or modified. For data
management and editing of motion pictures recorded in ‘AVCHD Lite’, use the
‘PHOTOfunSTUDIO’ software on the supplied CD-ROM.
If using Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Mac OS X
The camera can be connected to your computer even if ‘USB MODE’ (P.24) is set to
‘PictBridge (PTP)’.
• Only picture reading operations can be performed via the camera (picture deletion
also possible with Windows Vista).
• It may not be possible to read if there are 1000 or more pictures on the card.
• Motion pictures recorded in ‘AVCHD Lite’ format cannot be read.
Use the ‘QuickTime’ software on the supplied CD-ROM.
• Installed as standard on Macintosh
Save motion pictures to your computer before viewing.
Do not use any other USB connection cables except the supplied one.
Turn off power before inserting or removing memory cards.
If using Windows 98/98SE, install USB driver software when connecting for first time.
When the battery begins to run out during communication, the status indicator flashes and a
warning beep sounds. Cancel communication via your computer immediately (recharge the battery
before reconnecting).
Setting the ‘USB MODE’ (P.24) to ‘PC’ remove the need to make the setting each time the camera is
connected to the computer.
Data cannot be written to, formatted from, or erased from the camera via a computer.
However, data may be formatted and deleted when connected in PTP mode (Windows Vista only).
For more details, consult your computer operating manual.
Using the Multi Conversion Adaptor (optional)
The Multi Conversion Adaptor (DMW-MCA1, optional) enables connection to your computer
or printer and to a TV for picture playback with your camera connected to the AC adaptor
(DMW-AC5E, optional) so that you do not have to worry about the battery power level.
Connection example
Check socket direction and insert straight in.
(Damage to socket shape can lead to faulty operation.)
AV cable (supplied)
USB connection cable
(supplied)
TV
Computer or printer
Multi Conversion Adaptor
(optional)
AC adaptor (optional)
• Do not connect and disconnect the camera
while the power is set to ON.
Always use a genuine Panasonic AC adaptor (DMW-AC5E: optional).
Do not use any other AV cables except the supplied one.
Do not use any other adaptors except a genuine Panasonic multi conversion adaptor (DMWMCA1; optional).
Ensure that the AC adaptor and Multi Conversion Adaptor are purchased as a set. The camera
is not available if you use only either of them.
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Some printers can print directly from the camera’s memory card.
For details, see the manual for your printer.
Printing
You can connect directly to a PictBridgecompatible printer for printing.
Set-up:
• Use a fully charged battery, or connect the
AC adaptor (DMW-AC5E, optional) and Multi
Conversion Adaptor (DMW-MCA1, optional).
(P.103)
• Card
: Insert card
Built-in memory: Remove card
(Copy clipboard pictures to
the card (P.82))
• Adjust settings on your printer (print quality,
etc.) as required.
• Set mode dial to any setting other than
CLIPBOARD.
• Do not disconnect the USB connection cable when
the cable disconnection icon
is displayed (may
not be displayed with some printers).
Check socket direction and insert straight in.
(Damage to socket shape can lead to faulty
operation.)
Turn on power of both
camera and printer
Connect camera to printer
Please 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
When ‘CONNECTING TO PC…’ is
displayed, cancel the connection
and set ‘USB MODE’ to either
‘SELECT ON CONNECTION’ or
‘PictBridge(PTP)’ (P.24).
Select picture to print
with ◄► and set
Select ‘PRINT START’
Printing multiple pictures
Select ‘MULTI PRINT’
in step
on the
previous page
Select item
(See below for details)
Select
‘PRINT START’
• To cancel → Press
‘MENU/SET’
• MULTI SELECT : Scroll between pictures with ▲▼◄►, select pictures with display
button to print. (Press display button again to release selection.)
Press ‘MENU/SET’ when selection is complete.
• SELECT ALL :Print all pictures.
• PRINT SET (DPOF) :Print pictures selected in ‘PRINT SET’ (P.96).
• FAVORITE
:Print pictures selected as ‘FAVORITE’ (P.95).
(displayed only when ‘FAVORITE’ pictures present and setting set to ‘ON’).
Select ‘YES’ if print confirmation screen is displayed.
An orange displayed during printing indicates an error message.
Print may be divided into different stints if printing several pictures.
(Remaining sheets display may differ from set number.)
Print with date and text
With ‘TEXT STAMP’
USB connection cable
(always use cable supplied)
To cancel print
(Print settings → P.106)
Press ‘MENU/SET’
Do not use any other USB connection cables except the supplied one.
Disconnect USB connection cable after printing.
Turn off power before inserting or removing memory cards.
When the battery begins to run out during communication, the status indicator flashes
and a warning beep sounds. Cancel printing and disconnect USB connection cable
(recharge the battery before reconnecting).
Setting the ‘USB MODE’ (P.24) to ‘PictBridge (PTP)’ removes the need to make the
setting each time the camera is connected to the printer.
Motion pictures recorded in ‘AVCHD Lite’ format cannot be printed.
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Recording date and following information can be embedded into photographs (P.90).
Recording date NAME and AGE from ‘BABY’ and ‘PET’ scene modes
‘TRAVEL DATE’ elapsed days and destination Text registered in ‘TITLE EDIT’
Names registered in ‘FACE RECOG.’
• Do not add date printing in stores or with printers to pictures ‘TEXT STAMP’ is
applied (text may overlap).
Printing date without ‘TEXT STAMP’
Printing in store: Only recording date can be printed. Request date printing in store.
• Making ‘PRINT SET’ (P.96) settings on the camera in advance allows settings for
numbers of copies and date printing to be designated before giving the card to the store.
• When printing 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 SET’ on the
camera, or by setting ‘PRINT WITH DATE’ (P.106) to ‘ON’ when
connecting to a printer compatible with date printing.
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Viewing on TV screen
Making print settings on camera
(Make settings before selecting ‘PRINT START’)
Select item
You can view pictures on a TV screen by
connecting your camera to your TV with the AV
cable (supplied) or HDMI mini cable (optional
).
Also consult TV operating manual.
Select setting
Set-up:
• Set ‘TV ASPECT’. (P.25)
• Turn off both camera and TV.
Connect camera to TV
Turn on TV
Set to auxiliary input.
Turn on camera
Set REC/PLAY switch to
Check socket direction and insert
straight in.
(Damage to socket shape can lead
to faulty operation.)
Item
Settings
PRINT WITH
DATE
OFF/ON
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)
PAGE
LAYOUT
(printer takes priority) /
(1 picture, with border) /
Yellow: To video socket
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)
(1 picture, no border) /
(2 pictures) /
(4 pictures)
Items may not be displayed if incompatible with printer.
To arrange
‘2 pictures’ or
‘4 pictures’ in the same picture, set the number of
prints for the picture to 2 or 4.
To print to paper sizes/layouts not supported by this camera, set to
and make
settings on the printer. (Consult your printer’s operating manual.)
‘PRINT WITH DATE’ and ‘NUM. OF PRINTS’ items are not shown when print
settings (DPOF) have been made.
Even if print settings (DPOF) are made, dates may not be printed with some shops
or printers.
When setting ‘PRINT WITH DATE’ to ‘ON’, check the date printing settings on the
printer (printer settings may be prioritized).
AV cable
(always use cable supplied)
White: To audio socket (L)
Red: To audio socket (R)
When TVs or DVD recorders have an SD card slot
Insert the SD memory card into the SD card slot
• Pictures only can be played back.
• Motion pictures recorded in ‘AVCHD Lite’ may be played on Panasonic televisions
(VIERA) displaying the AVCHD logo.
To play motion pictures on other
televisions, please connect the camera to the television with the AV cable
(supplied).
• When using an SDHC memory card, play back in the SD card slot of the SDHCcompatible device.
• Multimedia cards may not always be compatible.
Do not use any other AV cables except the supplied one.
You can view pictures on TVs in other countries (regions) which use the NTSC or PAL
system when you set ‘VIDEO OUT’ in SETUP menu.
Pictures can only be displayed on TV by using
mode.
‘LCD MODE’ setting is not reflected on TV.
Some televisions may cut off the edges of pictures, or not display them full screen.
Pictures rotated to portrait may be blurred slightly.
Change picture mode settings on TV if aspect ratios are not displayed correctly on
widescreen or high-definition televisions.
If problems such as picture flickering occur, set ‘VIDEO OUT’ (P.25) to ‘PAL’.
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Viewing on TV screen (Continued)
Viewing on a TV with HDMI Socket
An HDMI mini cable (optional) can be used to enable enjoyment of pictures and motion
pictures in high resolution.
What is HDMI?
High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) is an interface for digital video devices.
Digital video and audio signals can be outputted by connecting the camera to
an HDMI-compatible device. This camera can be connected to a High-definition
TV compatible with HDMI to enjoy recorded pictures and motion pictures at high
resolution. Connecting the camera to a Panasonic TV (VIERA) compatible with VIERA
Link (HDMI) enables linked operation (VIERA Link). (P.109)
Preparation:
• Check the ‘HDMI MODE’. (P.25)
• Turn off the camera and TV.
Check the socket direction and insert straight in.
(Damage to socket can lead to faulty operation.)
Connect camera to TV
Turn on TV
Set to HDMI input.
VIERA Link (HDMI) (HDAVI ControlTM)
What is VIERA Link (HDMI)?
VIERA Link is a function that automatically links this camera to VIERA Linkcompatible devices by connecting HDMI mini cables (optional) for enabling easy
operation with the VIERA remote control. (Some operations are not available.)
VIERA Link (HDMI) is an exclusive Panasonic function added to the industrystandard HDMI control functions known as HDMI CEC (Consumer Electronics
Control). Operation is not guaranteed when connecting with non-Panasonic HDMI
CEC-compatible devices. Refer to your product manual to verify compatibility with
VIERA Link (HDMI).
This camera supports VIERA Link (HDMI) Version 4. This is the latest Panasonic
standard that also supports previous Panasonic VIERA Link devices. (As of
December 2008)
Preparation: • Set ‘VIERA Link’ to ‘ON’. (P.26)
Turn on camera
Set REC/PLAY switch to
To HDMI video/audio input socket
(When there are multiple sockets, connect to one besides HDMI1.)
HDMI mini cable
(optional)
Do not use any other cables except a genuine Panasonic HDMI mini cable (RP-CDHM15/RP-CDHM30; optional).
Playback cannot be performed in CLIPBOARD mode.
Blank stripes may appear at the sides or at the top and bottom of the screen, depending on aspect ratio setting.
Cables that do not comply with HDMI standards will not work.
Pictures cannot be simultaneously displayed on the LCD monitor.
We recommend taking pictures with a ‘PICTURE SIZE’ (P.69) setting of at least 2 M and recording
motion pictures with ‘REC QUALITY’ (P.80) set to ‘SH’, ‘H’, ‘L’, or ‘HD’.
Following functions cannot be set in playback mode.
TITLE EDIT, TEXT STAMP, RESIZE, TRIMMING, LEVELING, ASPECT CONV., AUDIO DUB., FACE
RECOG., COPY, multiple selection (delete, etc.), etc.
HDMI output will be canceled if a USB connection cable is connected simultaneously.
No picture output will occur through AV cables connected.
When playing motion pictures/pictures with audio recorded with other devices, video/audio may not
always be played back correctly.
Images may be momentarily distorted immediately after commencing playback or pausing on certain televisions.
Always read your television’s operating instructions.
‘HDMI MODE’ (P.25) ‘1080i’ is only effective in the following cases:
• MODE PLAY ‘PICTURE’ is selected
• SLIDESHOW ‘PICTURE ONLY’ is selected
• SLIDESHOW ‘CATEGORY SELECTION’ is selected (except for
Travel date)
In all other cases, images will be outputted as ‘720p’.
Audio output is stereo.
Connect the camera to a VIERA Link (HDMI)-compatible
Panasonic television (VIERA) with an HDMI mini cable
(optional) (P.108).
Use the VIERA remote control to perform the desired
operations.
TV (VIERA) remote control
Connecting with an HDMI mini
cable (optional)
Do not use any other cables except a genuine Panasonic HDMI mini cable (RPCDHM15/RP-CDHM30; optional).
The shape of remote control will differ depending on the country or area where the TV
was purchased.
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The DMC-TZ6/DMC-TZ65 does not have an HDMI socket.
The DMC-TZ6/DMC-TZ65 does not support VIERA Link.
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Available functions
Other related operations
Use your television’s remote control to operate the camera.
(1) Multiple playback
Press the red button on your television’s remote
control to switch between the types of data to be
played.
• Playback data type options can be scrolled as follows:
‘ALL’ →
→
→
→ ‘ALL’
Use ▲▼◄► to select image, and press ‘OK’ to display
as single image.
Slideshow settings and other options can be accessed by
pressing the ‘OPTION’ button.
(2) Single image display
Press ◄► to scroll between images.
Press ▲ to display recording information.
Press ▼ to return to (1) multiple playback.
If single image display has been accessed from ‘ALL’ or
Press ‘OK’ to start (3) slideshow.
If single image display has been accessed from
or
Press ‘OK’ to start motion picture playback.
Press ◄► to rewind/fast forward, or ▼ to stop
playback.
Power OFF
The camera’s power can also be switched off when switching the television’s power
off with the remote control.
Automatic input select
• This function automatically switches the television input to the camera screen
whenever the camera’s power is switched on while it is connected via the HDMI mini
cable. The television can also be switched on via the camera from standby mode (if
‘Power on link’ on the television is set to ‘ON’).
• The input setting may not be able to be changed automatically with certain television
HDMI sockets. In this case, please change the input setting with your television’s
remote control (consult your television’s operating instructions for details).
• Refer to P.120 if VIERA Link (HDMI) does not function correctly.
Operation icons
(3) Slideshow
Press ‘OK’ to start/pause the slideshow.
Press◄► while paused to scroll between motion
pictures.
Press ▼ to stop slideshow and return to (2) single
image display.
To play motion picture audio during slideshows:
To play motion picture audio during slideshows when
‘ALL’ has been selected, press ‘OPTION’, and in the
‘Slideshow’ settings, set ‘Effect’ to off and ‘Audio’ to on.
Operation icons
If you are unsure whether or not the TV you are using are compatible with VIERA Link,
read the operating instructions for the devices.
If the ‘VIERA Link’ setting on the camera (P.26) is ‘ON’, operations via the camera
buttons will be limited.
Ensure that the television you are connecting to has been set up to enable VIERA Link
(HDMI) (consult your television’s operating instructions for details).
If you do not wish to use VIERA Link (HDMI), turn the camera’s ‘VIERA Link’ setting
(P.26) ‘OFF’.
‘HDMI MODE’ (P.25) ‘1080i’ is only effective in the following cases:
• The
tab on the TV screen is selected
• SLIDESHOW ‘PICTURE ONLY’ is selected
• SLIDESHOW ‘CATEGORY SELECTION’ is selected (except for
Travel date)
In all other cases, images will be outputted as ‘720p’.
If the
tab on the TV screen is selected while ‘HDMI MODE’ (P.25) is set to ‘AUTO’ or
‘1080i’, the screen will go back before the single picture playback display resumes. This
is not a fault.
If the
tab on the TV screen is selected, it will not be possible to select either
(Travel date),
(AVCHD Lite), or
(MOTION JPEG) in SLIDESHOW ‘CATEGORY
SELECTION’.
Display/hide operation icons
Operation icons can be hidden by pressing ‘RETURN’.
When operations are hidden, they can be re-displayed
by pressing ‘OPTION’.
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List of LCD monitor displays
Press the display button to change display (P.12, 42).
In recording
1
2 3
10
5
14
13
12
F3.3
1/30
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
1
Recording mode
P.29,
P.31)
Recording quality
(P.80)
Flash mode (P.43)
Optical image stabilizer (P.77)
Jitter alert (P.35)
Metering mode (P.75)
Wind cut
(P.80)
AF tracking (P.34)
Macro recording (P.45)
Tele macro (P.45)
2 AF area (P.35)
3 Focus (P.35)
4 10 Picture size (P.69)
Recording quality
(P.80)
Quality (P.70)
Battery capacity (P.16)
In playback
5 Number of recordable pictures
(
P.124,
P.126)
6 Save destination (P.16)
7 Recording state
8 Histogram (P.42)
9 Travel date (P.67)
10
Aperture value (P.35)
Shutter speed (P.35)
ISO sensitivity (P.71)
Intelligent ISO (P.70)
11 Focus range (P.47)
Zoom (P.37)
Macro zoom (P.46)
1
12
11
10
9
1
Pre AF (P.75)
CONTINUOUS AF (P.80)
Burst mode (P.76)
Auto bracket (P.49)
Multi aspect
(P.50)
Intelligent exposure (P.76)
High angle mode
(P.22)
Auto power LCD (P.22)
Power LCD (P.22)
Exposure compensation (P.49)
13 Spot metering target (P.75)
14 Spot AF area (P.74)
2
2
3
4
5
6
1/30
5s
1
1/9
2
3
4
5
4
1ST DAY
5
6
AWB
F3.3 1/30
10:00 15.APR.2009
7
PLAYBACK mode 1 (P.40)
Protected picture (P.97)
Favorites 2 (P.95)
Text stamped display (P.90)
10 Picture size 3 (P.69)
Quality (P.70)
Battery capacity (P.16)
Folder/File number 4
(P.24, 40, 102)
Save destination (P.16)
Picture number/Total pictures
Histogram 5 (P.42)
6 Exposure compensation (P.49)
7 Favorites settings (P.95)
8 Recorded date and time
Travel destination setting (P.67)/Name (P.55)/
Title (P.89)
9
Destination settings (P.68)
10 Recording information
1 month 10 days Age in years/months (P.55)
11 Travel elapsed days (P.67)
12
Power LCD (P.22)
1 Number of DPOF prints (P.96)
13
6
14
Motion pictures
(
P.61,
P.64)
Picture with audio (P.84)
Cable disconnection warning icon (P.104)
CLIPBOARD Mode (P.81)
1 Clipboard playing mode
2 Zoom mark
MOTION PICTURE (P.84)
3
(DMC-TZ6/DMC-TZ65 only)
4 Elapsed playback time
5 Motion picture recording time
6 Recording mode
CLIPBOARD Mode (P.81)
Clipboard recording mode
COOL
7
100–0001
8
12
1
R3
3
10
14
13
(
1
2
3
6 5 4
7
White balance (P.72)
ISO sensitivity (P.71)
/
/
ISO LIMIT (P.70)
Colour mode (P.77)
Available recording time (
P.61,
Elapsed recording time (
P.61,
Minimum shutter speed (P.78)
Self-timer mode (P.48)
Travel elapsed days (P.67)
Name (P.55)/Travel Location (P.67)
Age in years/months (P.55)
Current date/time
AF assist lamp (P.78)
Audio recording (P.78)
P.64)
P.64)
The appearance, specifications, and screen display vary depending on the model that is used.
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Message displays
THIS MEMORY CARD IS LOCKED
Release using the write-protect switch on the SD memory card or SDHC memory card. (P.16)
NO VALID PICTURE TO PLAY
Take pictures, or insert a different card already containing pictures.
THIS PICTURE IS PROTECTED
Meanings of and required responses to major messages displayed on LCD monitor.
MEMORY CARD ERROR
PLEASE CHECK THE CARD
Access to card has failed.
→ Insert card again.
Try with a different card.
MEMORY CARD ERROR
MEMORY CARD PARAMETER ERROR
Card is not of SD standard. Only SDHC memory cards can be used for capacities of 4 GB or
greater.
Release the protection before deleting, etc. (P.97)
READ ERROR/WRITE ERROR
SOME PICTURES CANNOT BE DELETED/THIS PICTURE CANNOT BE DELETED
Non-DCF images (P.40) cannot be deleted.
→ Save all necessary data to computer (or other device), and ‘FORMAT’ (P.26) card to delete.
NO ADDITIONAL SELECTIONS CAN BE MADE
The number of pictures that can be deleted at once has been exceeded.
More than 999 pictures have been set as ‘FAVORITE’.
The number of pictures that can be set at once in ‘RESIZE (MULTI)’, ‘TEXT STAMP’, or ‘TITLE
EDIT’ has been exceeded.
CANNOT BE SET ON THIS PICTURE
DPOF settings, ‘TITLE EDIT’, or ‘TEXT STAMP’ cannot be made for non-DCF images (P.40).
PLEASE TURN CAMERA OFF AND THEN ON AGAIN
Force has been applied to lens (or other component) and camera could not operate correctly.
→ Turn on power again.
(Consult the dealer or your nearest Service Centre if display still remains)
PLEASE CHECK THE CARD
Data read has failed.
→ Check whether card has been inserted correctly (P.15).
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
Using a card of SD speed ‘Class 6’ or above is recommended for recording motion pictures.
The SD speed class is a speed rating for continuous writing.
Using a high-speed card with a specified speed (e.g. on packaging) of at least 10 MB/s is
recommended when ‘REC QUALITY’ is set to ‘HD’, ‘W V GA’, or ‘VGA’.
If recording stops even when using a ‘Class 6’ card or card with speed of ‘10 MB/s’ or faster,
the data writing speed is low. We recommend backing up the data on the memory card and
reformatting it (P.26).
Motion picture recording may be automatically terminated with certain cards.
A FOLDER CANNOT BE CREATED
SOME PICTURES CANNOT BE COPIED/COPY COULD NOT BE COMPLETED
Pictures cannot be copied in following cases.
• Picture of same name already exists in built-in memory when copying from card.
• File is not of DCF standard (P.40).
• 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 images from the built-in memory to the card (batch copy), the images 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 (P.26). Data will be deleted.
MEMORY CARD ERROR
FORMAT THIS CARD?
Card cannot be recognised on this camera.
→ Save all necessary data to computer (or other device), and ‘FORMAT’ (P.26).
Folder numbers in use have reached 999.
→ Save all necessary data to computer (or other device), and ‘FORMAT’ (P.26).
Folder number is reset to 100 when performing ‘NO.RESET’ (P.24).
PICTURE IS DISPLAYED FOR 4:3 TV/PICTURE IS DISPLAYED FOR 16:9 TV
AV cable is connected to camera.
• To remove message immediately → Press ‘MENU/SET’.
• To change aspect ratio → Change ‘TV ASPECT’ (P.25).
USB connection cable is only connected to camera.
→ Message disappears when cable is also connected to another device.
THIS BATTERY CANNOT BE USED
Use a genuine Panasonic battery (DMW-BCG10E).
Battery cannot be recognized as terminal is dirty.
→ Wipe any dirt away from the battery terminal.
NO BATTERY POWER REMAINS
The battery level is low.
→ Charge the battery before use. (P.13)
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Troubleshooting
Try checking these items (P.116 - 121) first.
(Restoring menu settings to default values may solve certain problems.
Try using ‘RESET’ in SETUP menu in recording mode (P.24).)
Battery, power
Recording (continued)
Camera does not work even if power is turned on.
Battery is not inserted correctly (P.15), or needs recharging (P.13).
LCD monitor shuts off even if power is turned on.
Camera is set to ‘POWER SAVE’ or ‘AUTO LCD OFF’ (P.23).
→ Press shutter button halfway to release.
Battery needs recharging.
Camera switches off as soon as power is turned on.
Battery needs recharging.
Camera is set to ‘POWER SAVE’. (P.23)
→ Press shutter button halfway to release.
This unit is turned off automatically.
If you connect to a TV compatible with VIERA Link with an HDMI mini cable (optional)
and turn off the power on the TV with the remote control for the TV, the power on this
unit also turns off.
→ If you are not using VIERA Link, set ‘VIERA Link’ to ‘OFF’. (P.26)
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 (P.70, 77).
Recorded pictures are blurred. Optical image stabilizer ineffective.
Shutter speed is slower in dark locations and Optical image stabilizer is less effective.
→ Hold camera firmly with both hands, keeping arms close to body.
Use a tripod and the self-timer (P.48) when using slower shutter speed with ‘MIN. SHTR SPEED’.
Cannot use ‘AUTO BRACKET’ or ‘MULTI ASPECT
’.
Only enough memory for 2 pictures or fewer.
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’ (P.71).
→ Set ‘COLOR MODE’ to ‘NATURAL’ (P.77)
→ Take pictures in brighter locations.
Camera set to ‘HIGH SENS.’ or ‘HI-SPEED BURST’ scene modes.
(Picture becomes slightly coarser in response to high sensitivity)
Pictures appear dark or have poor colouring.
Colours may appear unnatural due to the effects of light source.
→ Use WHITE BALANCE to adjust the colouring. (P.72)
Brightness or colouring of recorded picture different from real life.
Taking pictures under fluorescent lighting may require a faster shutter speed and
result in slightly changed brightness or colouring, but this is not a fault.
Reddish vertical line (smear) appears during recording.
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.
Using MultiMediaCard (not compatible with motion picture recording).
Using a card of SD speed ‘Class 6’ or above is recommended for recording motion pictures.
The SD speed class is a speed rating for continuous writing.
Using a high-speed card with a specified speed (e.g. on packaging) of at least 10
MB/s is recommended when ‘REC QUALITY’ is set to ‘HD’, ‘WVGA’, or ‘VGA’.
If recording stops even when using a ‘Class 6’ card or card with speed of ‘10 MB/s’
or faster, the data writing speed is low. We recommend backing up the data on the
memory card and reformatting it (P.26).
With some cards, access display may appear briefly after recording, and recording
may end midway.
The subject cannot be locked. (AF track fails)
If the subject has different colours as the periphery, set the AF area to those colours
specific to the subject by aligning that area with the AF area. (P.73)
Recording
Cannot record pictures.
REC/PLAY switch is not set to
(record).
Built-in memory/card is full. → Free space by deleting unwanted pictures (P.41).
Cannot record to cards.
Do not format cards on other equipment.
→ Please format cards with this camera. (P.26)
For details about compatible cards, see P.16.
Recording capacity is low.
Battery needs recharging .
→ Use a fully charged battery (not sold pre-charged). (P.13)
→ If you leave the camera on, the battery will be exhausted. Turn the camera off
frequently by using ‘POWER SAVE’ or ‘AUTO LCD OFF’ (P.23) etc.
Please check the recording picture capacity for cards and built-in memory. (
P.124,
P.126)
Recorded pictures look white.
Lens is dirty (fingerprints, etc.).
→ Turn on power to extract lens barrel, and clean lens surface with a soft, dry cloth.
Lens is foggy (P.10).
Recorded pictures are too bright/too dark.
Pictures taken in dark locations, or bright subjects (snow, bright conditions,
etc.) occupy most of the screen. (Brightness of LCD monitor may differ from
that of actual picture) → Adjust the exposure (P.49).
‘MIN. SHTR SPEED’ is set to fast speeds, e.g. ‘1/250’ (P.78).
2-3 pictures are taken when I press the shutter button just once.
Camera set to use ‘AUTO BRACKET’ (P.49), ‘MULTI ASPECT
’ (P.50), ‘BURST’
(P.76), or the ‘HI-SPEED BURST’ (P.56) or ‘FLASH BURST’ (P.57) scene modes.
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LCD monitor
Playback (continued)
LCD monitor dims during motion picture recording.
LCD monitor may dim if continuing motion picture recording for long periods.
Monitor sometimes shuts off even though power is on.
Camera set to ‘AUTO LCD OFF’ (P.23).
After recording, monitor shuts off until next picture can be recorded. (Approx. 6
seconds (Max.) when recording to the built-in memory)
Brightness is unstable.
Aperture value is set while shutter button is pressed halfway.
(Does not affect recorded picture.)
Monitor flickers indoors.
Monitor may flicker after turning on (prevents influence from fluorescent lighting).
Monitor is too bright/too dark.
Adjust ‘MONITOR’ setting (P.21).
Camera set to ‘LCD MODE’ (P.22).
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.
Current date, ‘TRAVEL DATE’ (P.67), and ages in ‘BABY’ and ‘PET’ (P.55) scene
modes are only displayed for approx. 5 sec. after start-up, setting changes, or mode
changes. They cannot be always displayed.
Cannot view pictures.
REC/PLAY switch is not set to
(play).
No pictures in built-in memory or card (pictures played from card if inserted, from builtin memory if not).
Camera set to ‘CATEGORY PLAY’ or ‘FAVORITE PLAY’.
→ Set playback mode to ‘NORMAL PLAY’ (P.85).
Folder/file number displayed as ‘-’. Picture is black.
Picture edited on computer or taken on different device.
Battery removed immediately after picture taken, or picture taken with low battery.
→ Use ‘FORMAT’ to delete (P.26).
Incorrect date displayed in calendar playback.
Picture edited on computer or taken on different device.
‘CLOCK SET’ is incorrect (P.17).
(Incorrect date may be displayed in calendar playback on pictures copied to computer
and then back to camera, if computer and camera dates differ.)
Depending on the subject, an interference fringe may appear on the screen.
This is called moire. This is not a malfunction.
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.
Blacken red areas of recorded pictures.
If subjects in pictures taken with RED-EYE reduction flash settings (
,
,
)
contain patterns where areas of red are surrounded by colours close to skin colours,
the digital red-eye correction function may cause these red areas to be blackened.
→ In such cases, using
, or the
or
flash modes is recommended.
Sounds of camera operations will be recorded in motion pictures.
Camera operation sounds may be recorded as camera automatically adjusts lens
aperture during motion picture recording; this is not a fault.
Motion pictures and pictures with audio taken by this camera cannot be played in
other cameras.
Motion pictures and pictures with audio taken with this camera may not always be
able to be played back with cameras by other manufacturers. Playback may also not
be possible with certain Panasonic digital cameras (LUMIX).
Cameras launched before December 2008, and some cameras launched in 2009
(FS, LS Series).
In some cases, motion pictures and pictures with audio taken by this camera cannot be
played back by digital cameras from other companies, and they also cannot be played
in Panasonic digital cameras (LUMIX) that were sold before July 2008.
Motion pictures recorded in ‘AVCHD Lite’ format cannot be played in devices that do
not support AVCHD. In some cases, motion pictures cannot be played back correctly
in AVCHD-compatible devices.
Flash
No flash emitted.
Flash set to ‘FORCED FLASH OFF ’ (P.43).
When set to ‘AUTO
’, flash may not be emitted in certain conditions.
Flash cannot be emitted in the ‘SCENERY’, ‘PANORAMA ASSIST’, ‘NIGHT
SCENERY’, ‘SUNSET’, ‘HI-SPEED BURST’, ‘FIREWORKS’, ‘STARRY SKY’, and
‘AERIAL PHOTO’ scene modes, or when using ‘AUTO BRACKET’ or ‘BURST’.
No flash is emitted when recording a motion picture.
Multiple flashes are emitted.
Red-eye reduction is active (P.43). (Flashes twice to prevent eyes appearing red.)
The scene mode is set to ‘FLASH BURST’.
Playback
Pictures have been rotated.
‘ROTATE DISP.’ is set to ‘ON’.
(Automatically rotates pictures from portrait to landscape. Some pictures taken facing
up or facing down may be interpreted as being portrait.)
→ Set ‘ROTATE DISP.’ to ‘OFF’.
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TV, computer, printer
TV, computer, printer (continued)
No image appears on TV. Image blurred or not coloured.
Not connected correctly (P.107, 108).
TV input setting not set to auxiliary input.
‘VIDEO OUT’ not set to ‘PAL’ (P.25).
TV is not compatible with SDHC memory card. (When using SDHC memory card)
TV screen display different to LCD monitor.
Aspect ratio may be incorrect or edges may be cut off with certain televisions.
Cannot play motion pictures on TV.
Card is inserted into TV.
→ Connect with AV cable (supplied) or HDMI mini cable (RP-CDHM15 (1.5 m, 4.9 feet) or
RP-CDHM30 (3.0 m, 9.8 feet), optional)
and play on camera (P.107, 108).
Picture is not displayed on full TV screen.
Check ‘TV ASPECT’ settings (P.25).
VIERA Link (HDMI) is not working.
Is the HDMI mini cable (optional) connected correctly? (P.108)
→ Check that the HDMI mini cable (optional) is fully inserted.
Is the camera’s ‘VIERA Link’ setting set to ‘ON’? (P.26)
→ The input setting may not be able to be changed automatically with certain television
HDMI sockets. In this case, please change the input setting with your television’s
remote control (consult your television’s operating instructions for details).
→ Check the VIERA Link (HDMI) settings on the device you are connecting to.
→ Turn the camera’s power off and on again.
→ Turn the ‘VIERA Link control (HDMI device control)’ setting on your television (VIERA) to
‘OFF’, and then to ‘ON’ again. (Consult your VIERA’s operating instructions for details.)
Cannot send pictures to computer.
Not connected correctly (P.101).
Check whether computer has recognised camera.
Set ‘USB MODE’ to ‘PC’ (P.24).
Computer does not recognise card (only reads built-in memory).
Disconnect USB connection cable and reconnect with card in place.
Set mode dial to any except
.
I want to play computer pictures on my camera.
Use the supplied software PHOTOfunSTUDIO to copy pictures from computer to
camera. To save to clipboard, use software to copy from computer to card, then copy
to clipboard folder with ‘COPY’ (P.98) in PLAYBACK menu.
Edges cut off pictures when printing.
Release any trimming or edgeless printing settings on printer before printing.
(Consult printer operating manual.)
Pictures taken on
‘ASPECT RATIO’.
→ If printing in shop, check if 16:9 sizes can be printed.
Cannot print when connecting to printer.
Printer not compatible with PictBridge.
Set ‘USB MODE’ to ‘PictBridge (PTP)’ (P.24).
Cannot get the date printing.
Make date printing settings before printing.
• In shop: Make PRINT SET settings (P.96), and request printing ‘with dates’.
• With printer: Make PRINT SET settings, and use a printer compatible with date printing.
• With supplied software: Select ‘with dates’ within print settings.
Use ‘TEXT STAMP’ before printing (P.90).
Others
Menu not displayed in desired language.
Change ‘LANGUAGE’ setting (P.26).
Camera rattles if shaken.
This sound is made by the lens movement and is not a fault.
Cannot set ‘AUTO REVIEW’.
Cannot be set when any of the following are in use: ‘AUTO BRACKET’, ‘MULTI ASPECT
’, ‘BURST’, ‘SELF PORTRAIT’, ‘HI-SPEED BURST’, and ‘FLASH BURST’ scene
modes, and ‘AUDIO REC.’.
Red lamp illuminated when pressing shutter button halfway in dark locations.
‘AF ASSIST LAMP’ set to ‘ON’ (P.78).
AF ASSIST LAMP is not illuminated.
‘AF ASSIST LAMP’ is set to ‘OFF’.
Not illuminated in bright locations or when using ‘SCENERY’, ‘NIGHT SCENERY’,
‘SELF PORTRAIT’, ‘FIREWORKS’, ‘AERIAL PHOTO’, or ‘SUNSET’ scene modes.
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 (P.17).
(Date will be set to ‘0:00 0. 0. 0’ for pictures if clock is not set.)
Long time was taken to set clock (clock behind by this amount).
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 (P.102).
File numbers have jumped backwards.
Battery was 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.
To avoid jitter, use a tripod and place in a stable location.
(Especially when using telescopic zoom, lower shutter speeds, or self-timer)
Keep the camera as far away as possible from electromagnetic equipment (such
as microwave ovens, TVs, video games etc.).
• If you use the camera on top of or near a TV, the pictures and sound on the camera
may be disrupted by electromagnetic wave radiation.
• Do not use the camera near cell phones because doing so may result in noise
adversely affecting the pictures and sound.
• Recorded data may be damaged, or pictures may be distorted, by strong magnetic
fields created by speakers or large motors.
• Electromagnetic wave radiation generated by microprocessors may adversely affect
the camera, disturbing the pictures and sound.
• If the camera is adversely affected by electromagnetic equipment and stops
functioning properly, turn the camera off and remove the battery or disconnect AC
adaptor (DMW-AC5E; optional). Then reinsert the battery or reconnect AC adaptor
and turn the camera on.
Do not use the camera near radio transmitters or high-voltage lines.
• If you record near radio transmitters or high-voltage lines, the recorded pictures and
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 battery in a car or on a car bonnet in the summer.
It may cause leakage of the battery electrolyte, a generation of heat, and may cause a
fire and the battery to burst due to the high temperature.
Caring for your camera
To clean your camera, remove the battery or disconnect AC mains lead, and wipe with a
soft, dry cloth.
Use a well-wrung wet 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.
Do not touch the lens barrier (P.11).
When not using for a while
Turn off camera power before removing battery and card (ensure that battery is
removed to prevent damage through over-discharge).
Do not leave in contact with rubber or plastic bags.
Store together with a drying agent (silica gel) if leaving in drawer, etc. Store batteries
in cool (15 °C-25 °C (59 °F-77 °F)) places with low humidity (40% - 60%) and no
major temperature changes.
Charge battery once per year and use completely before storing again.
Memory cards
To prevent damage to cards and data
• Avoid high temperatures, direct sunlight, electromagnetic waves, and static electricity.
• Do not bend, drop, or expose to strong impacts.
• Do not touch 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.
Personal Information
If names or birthdays are set in BABY mode or in the FACE RECOG. function
,
personal information will be included in the camera and the pictures that have been
taken.
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. (P.24)
• If any pictures are contained in the built-in memory, copy (P.98) them to a memory card if
necessary, and then format (P.26) 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.
For DMC-TZ7 users
This product is licensed under the AVC patent portfolio license for the personal and
noncommercial use of a consumer to (i) encode video in compliance with the AVC
Standard (“AVC Video”) and/or (ii) decode AVC Video that was encoded by a consumer
engaged in a personal and non-commercial activity and/or was obtained from a video
provider licensed to provide AVC Video. No license is granted or shall be implied for any
other use. Additional information may be obtained from MPEG LA, LLC.
See http://www.mpegla.com.
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Figures given are estimates. May vary according to conditions, card type, and subject.
Recording capacities/times displayed on LCD monitor may not be reduced regularly.
Recording picture/time capacity
Recording picture capacity (still pictures)
Varies according to ‘ASPECT RATIO’ (P.70), ‘PICTURE SIZE’ (P.69), or ‘QUALITY’
(P.70) settings.
When the number of recordable pictures exceeds 99,999, ‘+99999’ is displayed.
ASPECT RATIO
PICTURE SIZE
QUALITY
Built-in memory
Memory
card
32 MB
64 MB
128 MB
256 MB
512 MB
1 GB
2 GB
4 GB
6 GB
8 GB
12 GB
16 GB
32 GB
7 M EZ
5 M EZ
3 M EZ
2 M EZ
0.3 M EZ
10 M
(3648×2736) (3072×2304) (2560×1920) (2048×1536) (1600×1200) (640×480)
7
14
4
9
9
20
20
41
41
82
83 160
165 320
340 660
660 1310
1010 1990
1360 2660
2050 4020
2740 5370
5500 10770
9
19
6
12
13
26
28
55
55 105
110 210
220 430
450 870
880 1720
1340 2620
1800 3500
2720 5290
3630 7050
7280 14160
13
26
28
54
45
84
8
16
18
35
29
54
18
35
37
73
60
110
37
72
77 145 120 220
73 140 150 290 240 440
145 280 300 580 470 880
290 560 600 1160
950 1770
590 1130 1220 2360 1910 3610
1170 2230 2410 4640 3770 7090
1780 3390 3660 7050 5730 10790
2380 4540 4910 9440 7670 14440
3590 6860 7400 14240 11570 21790
4790 9150 9880 19000 15440 29060
9620 18350 19820 38120 30970 58310
200
130
270
550
1080
2150
4310
8770
17240
26210
35080
52920
70590
141620
320
200
420
860
1690
3350
6710
12290
24130
36700
49120
74090
98830
198260
9.5 M 6.5 M EZ 4.5 M EZ 3 M EZ 2.5 M EZ
9M
6 M EZ 4.5 M EZ 2.5 M EZ 2 M EZ
(3776×2520) (3168×2112) (2656×1768) (2112×1408) (2048×1360) (3968×2232) (3328×1872) (2784×1568) (2208×1248) (1920×1080)
7
4
10
21
42
85
170
340
680
1040
1390
2100
2800
5630
15
9
20
42
83
165
330
680
1340
2030
2720
4110
5490
11010
10
6
13
28
56
110
220
460
900
1370
1840
2780
3710
7450
20
13
27
56
110
210
440
890
1740
2650
3550
5360
7160
14360
18
11
25
52
100
200
400
820
1630
2470
3310
5000
6670
13390
37
24
50
100
195
390
790
1610
3170
4820
6460
9740
13000
26080
29
19
39
81
155
310
630
1270
2510
3820
5110
7710
10290
20650
57
36
76
155
300
600
1200
2450
4820
7330
9820
14810
19760
39650
31
20
42
87
170
330
670
1360
2680
4070
5450
8230
10980
22020
60
39
81
165
320
640
1280
2560
5020
7640
10230
15430
20590
41300
7
4
10
22
43
87
175
350
700
1070
1430
2160
2880
5790
15
10
21
43
86
170
340
690
1370
2080
2790
4200
5610
11260
10
6
14
29
57
110
220
460
920
1400
1870
2820
3770
7560
20
13
27
57
110
220
440
900
1770
2690
3610
5440
7260
14570
20
12
27
55
105
210
430
890
1740
2650
3550
5360
7160
14360
39
25
53
105
210
420
850
1700
3350
5090
6820
10290
13720
27530
32
20
43
88
170
340
680
1390
2740
4160
5580
8410
11230
22520
62
40
83
165
330
650
1310
2670
5240
7970
10670
16100
21480
43100
41
26
56
110
220
440
880
1800
3540
5390
7220
10890
14530
29150
79
51
105
210
420
830
1670
3410
6700
10190
13640
20580
27450
55070
Recording time capacity (motion pictures)
Varies according to ‘REC MODE’ (P.79), or ‘REC QUALITY’ (P.80) settings.
REC MODE
REC QUALITY
Built-in memory
32 MB
64 MB
128 MB
256 MB
512 MB
1 GB
Memory
2 GB
card
4 GB
6 GB
8 GB
12 GB
16 GB
32 GB
AVCHD Lite
H
SH
—
—
—
—
—
3 min
7 min
15 min
30 min
46 min
1h
1 h 34 min
2h
4h
L
—
—
—
—
—
4 min
9 min
20 min
40 min
1h
1 h 20 min
2h
2 h 40 min
5 h 20 min
HD
—
—
—
—
—
7 min
14 min
29 min
1h
1 h 28 min
1 h 54 min
2 h 54 min
4h
8h
—
4s
12 s
29 s
59 s
2 min
4 min
8 min 20 s
16 min 20 s
25 min
33 min 30 s
50 min 30 s
1 h 7 min
2 h 15 min
MOTION JPEG
WVGA
VGA
QVGA
—
— 1 min 22 s
16 s
17 s
52 s
36 s
38 s 1 min 50 s
1 min 17 s 1 min 20 s 3 min 45 s
2 min 30 s 2 min 35 s 7 min 20 s
5 min 5 min 10 s 14 min 40 s
10 min 10 s 10 min 40 s 29 min 30 s
20 min 50 s 21 min 40 s
1h
41 min 42 min 40 s 1 h 58 min
1 h 2 min
1 h 5 min
3h
1 h 23 min 1 h 27 min
4 h 1 min
2 h 6 min 2 h 11 min
6 h 4 min
2 h 48 min 2 h 55 min
8 h 5 min
5 h 38 min 5 h 51 min 16 h 14 min
A maximum of approx. 15 minutes
of continuous motion picture can be
recorded. (Even if there is more than
15 minutes of available space on the
card, the available recording time will
be calculated for a maximum of 15
minutes.)
The time displayed on the left is the
total time.
A maximum of approx. 2 GB of
continuous motion picture can be
recorded.
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Figures given are estimates. May vary according to conditions, card type, and subject.
Recording capacities/times displayed on LCD monitor may not be reduced regularly.
Recording picture/time capacity
Recording picture capacity (still pictures)
Varies according to ‘ASPECT RATIO’ (P.70), ‘PICTURE SIZE’ (P.69), or ‘QUALITY’
(P.70) settings.
When the number of recordable pictures exceeds 99,999, ‘+99999’ is displayed.
ASPECT RATIO
PICTURE SIZE
QUALITY
Built-in memory
Memory
card
32 MB
64 MB
128 MB
256 MB
512 MB
1 GB
2 GB
4 GB
6 GB
8 GB
12 GB
16 GB
32 GB
7 M EZ
5 M EZ
3 M EZ
2 M EZ
0.3 M EZ
10 M
(3648×2736) (3072×2304) (2560×1920) (2048×1536) (1600×1200) (640×480)
7
14
4
9
10
20
21
41
41
82
83 160
165 320
340 660
660 1310
1010 1990
1360 2660
2050 4020
2740 5370
5500 10770
9
19
6
12
13
26
28
55
55 105
110 210
220 430
450 870
880 1720
1340 2620
1800 3500
2720 5290
3630 7050
7280 14160
13
26
28
54
45
84
8
16
18
35
29
55
18
35
38
73
60
110
37
72
77 145 120 220
73 140 150 290 240 440
145 280 300 580 470 880
290 560 600 1160
950 1770
590 1130 1220 2360 1920 3610
1170 2230 2410 4640 3770 7090
1780 3390 3660 7050 5730 10790
2380 4540 4910 9440 7670 14440
3590 6860 7400 14240 11570 21790
4790 9150 9880 19000 15440 29070
9620 18350 19820 38120 30970 58310
200
130
270
550
1080
2150
4310
8780
17240
26210
35080
52920
70600
141620
9M
6 M EZ
4.5 M EZ
2.5 M EZ
7.5 M
5.5 M EZ
3.5 M EZ
2 M EZ
(3648×2432) (3072×2048) (2560×1712) (2048×1360) (3648×2056) (3072×1728) (2560×1440) (1920×1080)
320
200
420
860
1690
3350
6710
12290
24130
36700
49120
74090
98840
198270
7
16
10
21
20
39
31
60
8
18
11
23
23
46
41
79
4
10
6
13
12
25
20
39
5
11
7
14
15
30
27
51
10
22
14
28
27
53
42
81
12
24
15
31
32
62
56 105
22
45
30
59
56 105
87 165
25
50
32
63
66 125
110 210
45
88
59
115 105 210 170 320
50
98
64 125 125 240 220 420
90 175
115 220 210 420 330 640
99 195 125 240 250 490 440 830
180 350 230 460 430 850 670 1280 200 390 250 490 510 990 880 1670
360 720 480 930 890 1700 1360 2560 400 790 520 1000 1040 1980 1800 3410
720 1410 940 1820 1740 3350 2680 5020 800 1560 1030 1970 2040 3890 3540 6700
1100 2150 1440 2770 2650 5090 4070 7640 1220 2380 1560 3000 3100 5910 5390 10190
1470 2880 1930 3720 3550 6820 5450 10230 1630 3180 2090 4020 4160 7920 7220 13640
2230 4350 2910 5610 5360 10290 8230 15430 2460 4810 3160 6070 6270 11950 10890 20580
2970 5810 3890 7480 7160 13720 10980 20590 3290 6410 4220 8100 8370 15940 14530 27450
5970 11660 7800 15010 14360 27530 22020 41300 6600 12870 8470 16250 16800 31970 29150 55070
QVGA
1 min 27 s
56 s
1 min 58 s
4 min
7 min 50 s
15 min 40 s
31 min 20 s
1 h 4 min
2 h 5 min
3 h 11 min
4 h 15 min
6 h 26 min
8 h 35 min
17 h 13 min
A maximum of approx. 15 minutes of continuous motion picture can be recorded. (Even
if there is more than 15 minutes of available space on the card, the available recording
time will be calculated for a maximum of 15 minutes.)
The time displayed on the left is the total time.
Recording time capacity (motion pictures)
Varies according to ‘REC QUALITY’ (P.80) setting.
REC QUALITY
Built-in memory
32 MB
64 MB
128 MB
256 MB
512 MB
1 GB
Memory
2 GB
card
4 GB
6 GB
8 GB
12 GB
16 GB
32 GB
WVGA
—
16 s
37 s
1 min 18 s
2 min 35 s
5 min 10 s
10 min 20 s
21 min 20 s
41 min 50 s
1 h 3 min
1 h 25 min
2 h 8 min
2 h 52 min
5 h 45 min
VGA
—
17 s
39 s
1 min 22 s
2 min 40 s
5 min 20 s
10 min 50 s
22 min 10 s
43 min 40 s
1 h 6 min
1 h 28 min
2 h 14 min
2 h 59 min
5 h 59 min
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LCD monitor
3.0” low-temperature polycrystalline TFT LCD (Approx. 460,800 dots)
(field of view ratio about 100 %)
Flash
Flash range: (ISO AUTO) Approx. 60 cm (1.97 feet) to 5.3 m (17.4 feet) (Wide)
AUTO, AUTO/Red-eye reduction, Forced flash ON (Forced flash ON/
Red-eye reduction), Slow sync./Red-eye reduction, Forced flash OFF
Microphone
Stereo
Speaker
Monaural
DC 5.1 V
Recording media
When recording: 1.3 W
When playing back: 0.6 W
Built-in Memory (Approx. 40 MB)/SD Memory Card/SDHC Memory Card/
MultiMediaCard (Still pictures only)
Picture size
Specifications DMC-TZ7
Digital Camera: Information for your safety
Power Source
Power Consumption
Camera effective pixels
10,100,000 pixels
Image sensor
1/2.33” CCD, total pixel number 12,700,000 pixels
Primary colour filter
When the aspect ratio setting is [
]
3648 x 2736 pixels / 3072 x 2304 pixels / 2560 x 1920 pixels /
2048 x 1536 pixels / 1600 x 1200 pixels / 640 x 480 pixels
Lens
Optical 12 x zoom
f=4.1 mm to 49.2 mm (35 mm film camera equivalent: 25 mm to 300 mm)/
F3.3 to F4.9
When the aspect ratio setting is [
]
3776 x 2520 pixels / 3168 x 2112 pixels / 2656 x 1768 pixels /
2112 x 1408 pixels / 2048 x 1360 pixels
Digital zoom
Max. 4 x
Extra optical zoom
Max. 21.4 x
When the aspect ratio setting is [
]
3968 x 2232 pixels / 3328 x 1872 pixels / 2784 x 1568 pixels /
2208 x 1248 pixels / 1920 x 1080 pixels
Focus
Normal/AF Macro/Macro zoom
Face detection/AF tracking/11-area-focusing/
1-area-focusing (High speed)/1-area-focusing/Spot-focusing
Normal/Motion picture
50 cm (1.64 feet) (Wide)/2 m (6.57 feet) (Tele) to
Macro/Intelligent Auto/
Clipboard
3 cm (0.1 feet) (Wide)/1 m (3.28 feet) (Tele) to
(2 m (6.57 feet) unless max.T)
Scene mode
There may be difference in above settings.
Motion picture recording
Motion pictures
Quality
Focus range
Shutter system
Still picture
Electronic shutter + Mechanical shutter
AVCHD Lite
1280 x 720 pixels 50p recordings (Only when using an SD Memory Card)
CCD output is at 25fps
Approx. 17 Mbps/Approx. 13 Mbps/Approx. 9 Mbps (VBR), with stereo audio
Motion JPEG
1280 x 720 pixels / 848 x 480 pixels / 640 x 480 pixels / 320 x 240 pixels
( Only when using an SD Memory Card)
30 frames/second with stereo audio
Burst recording
Burst speed
2.3 pictures/second (Burst), Approx. 1.8 pictures/second (Unlimited)
Number of recordable
pictures
Max. 5 pictures (Standard), max. 3 pictures (Fine),
Depends on the remaining capacity of the built-in memory or the card
(Unlimited).
Hi-speed burst
Burst speed
Approx. 10 pictures/second (Speed priority)
Approx. 6 pictures/second (Image priority)
Number of recordable
pictures
Approx. 15 pictures (When using the built-in memory, immediately after
formatting)
Max. 100 pictures (When using a card, it may differ depending on the type
of card and the recording conditions)
ISO sensitivity
AUTO/80/100/200/400/800/1600
[HIGH SENS.] mode: 1600 - 6400
Shutter speed
8 to 1/2000 th
[STARRY SKY] mode: 15 seconds, 30 seconds, 60 seconds
White balance
AUTO/Daylight/Cloudy/Shade/Halogen/White set
Exposure (AE)
AUTO (Programme AE)
Exposure compensation (1/3 EV Step, -2 EV to +2 EV)
Metering mode
Multiple/Centre weighted/Spot
1280 x 720 pixels / 848 x 480 pixels / 640 x 480 pixels / 320 x 240 pixels
( Only when using an SD Memory Card)
Fine/Standard
Recording file format
Still Picture
JPEG (based on Design rule for Camera File system, based on Exif 2.21
standard)/DPOF corresponding
Still pictures with audio
JPEG (based on Design rule for Camera File system, based on Exif 2.21
standard) + QuickTime
Motion pictures
AVCHD Lite/QuickTime Motion JPEG
Interface
Digital: USB 2.0 (High Speed)
Data from the PC can not be written to the camera using the USB
connection cable.
Analogue video/audio:
NTSC/PAL Composit (Switched by menu), Audio line output (stereo)
Terminal
HDMI: HDMI mini cable (type C)
AV/DIGITAL/MULTI: Dedicated jack (14 pin)
Dimensions (excluding the
projection part)
Approx. 103.3 mm (W) x 59.6 mm (H) x 32.8 mm (D)
[4.07” (W) x 2.35” (H) x 1.29” (D)]
Mass
Excluding card and battery: Approx. 206 (7.3 oz)/
With card and battery: Approx. 229 (8.1 oz)
Operating temperature
0 °C to 40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F)
Operating humidity
10 % to 80 %
Battery charger
(Panasonic DE-A66A): Information for your safety
Output
CHARGE 4.2 V
Input
110 V to 240 V 50/60Hz, 0.2 A
0.65 A
Battery Pack (lithium-ion)
(Panasonic DMW-BCG10E): Information for your safety
Voltage/capacity (Minimum)
3.6 V / 895 mAh
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LCD monitor
Specifications DMC-TZ6/ DMC-TZ65
Digital Camera: Information for your safety
Power Source
Power Consumption
Flash
Flash range: (ISO AUTO) Approx. 60 cm (1.97 feet) to 5.3 m (17.4 feet) (Wide)
AUTO, AUTO/Red-eye reduction, Forced flash ON (Forced flash ON/
Red-eye reduction), Slow sync./Red-eye reduction, Forced flash OFF
Microphone
Monaural
Speaker
Monaural
Built-in Memory (Approx. 40 MB)/SD Memory Card/SDHC Memory Card/
MultiMediaCard (Still pictures only)
DC 5.1 V
When recording: 1.2 W
When playing back: 0.6 W
/ 1.3 W
Camera effective pixels
10,100,000 pixels
Recording media
Image sensor
1/2.5” CCD, total pixel number 10,300,000 pixels
Primary colour filter
Picture size
Lens
Optical 12 x zoom
f=4.1 mm to 49.2 mm (35 mm film camera equivalent: 25 mm to 300 mm)/
F3.3 to F4.9
Digital zoom
Max. 4 x
Extra optical zoom
Max. 21.4 x
Focus
Normal/AF Macro/Macro zoom
Face detection/AF tracking/11-area-focusing/
1-area-focusing (High speed)/1-area-focusing/Spot-focusing
Still picture
50 cm (1.64 feet) (Wide)/2 m (6.57 feet) (Tele) to
Macro/Intelligent Auto/
Clipboard
3 cm (0.1 feet) (Wide)/1 m (3.28 feet) (Tele) to
(2 m (6.57 feet) unless max.T)
Scene mode
There may be difference in above settings.
Shutter system
Electronic shutter + Mechanical shutter
Motion picture recording
848 x 480 pixels / 640 x 480 pixels / 320 x 240 pixels
( Only when using an SD Memory Card)
30 frames/second with audio
When the aspect ratio setting is [
]
3648 x 2056 pixels / 3072 x 1728 pixels / 2560 x 1440 pixels / 1920 x 1080 pixels
Motion pictures
Quality
2.5 pictures/second (Burst), Approx. 2 pictures/second (Unlimited)
Number of recordable
pictures
Max. 5 pictures (Standard), max. 3 pictures (Fine), Depends on the
remaining capacity of the built-in memory or the card (Unlimited).
Hi-speed burst
Burst speed
Approx. 10 pictures/second (Speed priority)
Approx. 7 pictures/second (Image priority)
Number of recordable
pictures
Approx. 15 pictures (When using the built-in memory, immediately after
formatting)
Max. 100 pictures (When using a card, it may differ depending on the type
of card and the recording conditions)
ISO sensitivity
AUTO/80/100/200/400/800/1600
[HIGH SENS.] mode: 1600 - 6400
Shutter speed
8 to 1/2000 th
[STARRY SKY] mode: 15 seconds, 30 seconds, 60 seconds
White balance
AUTO/Daylight/Cloudy/Shade/Halogen/White set
Exposure (AE)
AUTO (Programme AE)
Exposure compensation (1/3 EV Step, -2 EV to +2 EV)
Metering mode
Multiple/Centre weighted/Spot
848 x 480 pixels / 640 x 480 pixels / 320 x 240 pixels
( Only when using an SD Memory Card)
Fine/Standard
Recording file format
Still Picture
JPEG (based on Design rule for Camera File system, based on Exif 2.21
standard)/DPOF corresponding
Still pictures with audio
JPEG (based on Design rule for Camera File system, based on Exif 2.21
standard) + QuickTime
Motion pictures
QuickTime Motion JPEG
Interface
Digital: USB 2.0 (High Speed)
Data from the PC can not be written to the camera using the USB connection cable.
Analogue video/audio:
NTSC/PAL Composit (Switched by menu), Audio line output (monaural)
Terminal
AV/DIGITAL/MULTI: Dedicated jack (14 pin)
Dimensions (excluding the
projection part)
Approx. 103.3 mm (W) x 59.6 mm (H) x 32.8 mm (D)
[4.07” (W) x 2.35” (H) x 1.29” (D)]
Mass
Excluding card and battery: Approx. 206 (7.3 oz)
With card and battery: Approx. 229 (8.1 oz)
Operating temperature
0 °C to 40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F)
Operating humidity
10 % to 80 %
Burst recording
Burst speed
When the aspect ratio setting is [
]
3648 x 2736 pixels / 3072 x 2304 pixels / 2560 x 1920 pixels /
2048 x 1536 pixels / 1600 x 1200 pixels / 640 x 480 pixels
When the aspect ratio setting is [
]
3648 x 2432 pixels / 3072 x 2048 pixels / 2560 x 1712 pixels / 2048 x 1360 pixels
Focus range
Normal/Motion picture
DMC-TZ6:
2.7” amorphous silicon TFT LCD (Approx. 230,400 dots)
(field of view ratio about 100 %)
DMC-TZ65:
3.0” low-temperature polycrystalline TFT LCD (Approx. 460,800 dots)
(field of view ratio about 100 %)
Battery charger
(Panasonic DE-A66A): Information for your safety
Output
CHARGE 4.2 V
Input
110 V to 240 V 50/60Hz, 0.2 A
0.65 A
Battery Pack (lithium-ion)
(Panasonic DMW-BCG10E): Information for your safety
Voltage/capacity (Minimum)
3.6 V / 895 mAh
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