Panasonic | HXWA10EB | Operating instructions | Panasonic HXWA10EB Operating Instructions

Operating Instructions
Dual Camera
HX-WA10
Model No.
Before use, please read these instructions completely.
Model number suffix “EB” denotes UK model.
EB
Web Site: http://www.panasonic-europe.com
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Information for Your Safety
Dear Customer,
We would like to take this
opportunity to thank you for
purchasing this Panasonic Dual
Camera. Please read these
Operating Instructions carefully and
keep them handy for future
reference. Please note that the
actual controls and components,
menu items, etc. of your Dual
Camera may look somewhat
different from those shown in the
illustrations in these Operating
Instructions.
WARNING:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF
FIRE, ELECTRIC SHOCK OR
PRODUCT DAMAGE,
i DO NOT EXPOSE
ACCESSORIES (AC
ADAPTOR, USB CABLE,
BATTERY PACK, SD
MEMORY CARD AND ETC.)
TO RAIN, MOISTURE,
DRIPPING OR SPLASHING
AND THAT NO OBJECTS
FILLED WITH LIQUIDS,
SUCH AS VASES, SHALL
BE PLACED ON THEM.
i USE ONLY THE
RECOMMENDED
ACCESSORIES.
i DO NOT REMOVE THE
COVER (OR BACK); THERE
ARE NO USER
SERVICEABLE PARTS
INSIDE.
REFER SERVICING TO
QUALIFIED SERVICE
PERSONNEL.
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CAUTION!
i 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.
i DO NOT OBSTRUCT THE
UNIT’S VENTILATION
OPENINGS WITH
NEWSPAPERS,
TABLECLOTHS,
CURTAINS, AND SIMILAR
ITEMS.
i DO NOT PLACE SOURCES
OF NAKED FLAMES, SUCH
AS LIGHTED CANDLES,
ON THE UNIT.
i DISPOSE OF BATTERIES
IN AN ENVIRONMENTALLY
FRIENDLY MANNER.
THE SOCKET OUTLET SHALL
BE INSTALLED NEAR THE
EQUIPMENT AND SHALL BE
EASILY ACCESSIBLE.
k Concerning the battery
Warning
Risk of fire, explosion and
burns. Do not disassemble, heat
above 60 oC or incinerate.
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.
k EMC Electric and magnetic
compatibility
This symbol (CE) is located on the
rating plate.
k Product identification marking
Product
Location
Dual Camera
Battery holder
k 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.
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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.
Cd
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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.
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k Sales and Support Information
Customer Care Centre
i For customers within the UK:
0844 844 3852
i For customers within Ireland: 01
289 8333
i Visit our website for product
information
www.panasonic.co.uk.
i E-mail:
customer.care@panasonic.co.uk
Technical Support for AV Software
i For customers within the UK:
0844 844 3869
i For customers within Ireland: 01
289 8333
Direct Sales at Panasonic UK
i For customers: 0844 844 3856
i 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)
i Or go on line through our Internet
Accessory ordering application at
www.pas-europe.com.
i Most major credit and debit cards
accepted.
i All enquiries transactions and
distribution facilities are provided
directly by Panasonic UK.
i It couldn’t be simpler!
i Also available through our
Internet is direct shopping for a
wide range of finished products,
take a browse on our website for
further details.
IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ
k About handling the camera
i Opening and closing the battery cover or terminal cover in a sandy or
dusty environment may cause water to get inside the camera and
result in malfunction, so be especially careful in these environments.
i Do not touch the lens or terminals with dirty hands.
i Do not open or close the battery cover or terminal cover near or in
water, or with wet hands.
i If there is moisture inside the battery cover or terminal cover, wipe it
completely dry, and use the supplied brush to remove any foreign
matter.
i If there is water on the surface of the camera, use a soft dry cloth to wipe it
completely dry before opening the camera.
i Avoid dropping or hitting the camera, or subjecting it to strong
vibrations or shocks. Do not apply strong pressure to it.
h The camera may malfunction or lose the ability to record images,
or the LCD monitor and/or exterior case may be damaged.
h The waterproof capability may deteriorate.
i Do not sit with the camera in a pants pocket, or force it into a full briefcase
or bag.
i Be careful of accessories etc. dangling from the strap, which may press
against the LCD monitor and break it.
k Condensation (when the lens is cloudy)
i Changes in temperature or humidity may cause water to form on the
camera surfaces (condensation). Recorded images may appear
washed out. Some possible causes to be aware of are the following.
h Using the camera in the water immediately after moving from a very
warm waterside setting, for example.
h Moving from cold surroundings, such as a ski slope, to warm
surroundings.
h Opening the battery cover or terminal cover in a humid environment.
i If condensation has formed, try the following countermeasures.
h Turn off the camera and leave it with the battery door open it in a
location with a stable ambient temperature for about 2 hours. The
cloudiness will dissipate naturally when the camera adjusts to the
ambient temperature.
h If cloudiness persists, open the battery cover and terminal cover in a
location away from heat and humidity, and leave the camera for
about 2 hours. (Do not open and close the covers near the
waterside.)
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k Be sure to take some test pictures beforehand
Before those important events, be sure to take some trial pictures to confirm
that the images and audio are being properly recorded.
k Indemnity about recorded content
Panasonic does not accept any responsibility for damages directly or
indirectly due to any type of problems that result in loss of recording or edited
content, and does not guarantee any content if recording or editing does not
work properly. Likewise, the above also applies in a case where any type of
repair is made to the unit (including any other non-built-in memory/HDD
related component).
k Be aware of copyrights
Under copyright law, your video and audio recordings cannot be used without
permission of the owner except for your personal use.
Note that photography may be restricted even if the purpose is for your
personal use only.
k Please also read the “CAUTIONS FOR USE” (page 184).
k Handling of built-in memory
This unit is equipped with a 80 MB (approx.) built-in memory. When using this
component, pay attention to the following points.
Back up data periodically.
The built-in memory is temporary storage. In order to avoid erasing data
due to static electricity, electromagnetic waves, breakage, and failures,
back up the data to a computer or DVD disc. (page 139)
i The status indicator (page 29) illuminates while the SD card or built-in
memory is being accessed (reading, recording, playback, deleting etc.). Do
not perform the following operations when the lamp illuminates. It may
damage the built-in memory or cause a malfunction in the unit.
h Turn the unit off (remove the battery)
h Eject the SD card from the camera
h Insert or remove the USB cable
h Expose the unit to vibrations or shock
i For disposing of or transferring this unit, please see page 185.
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k Concerning this unit’s recording method and compatibility
<Video compatibility>
i This camera is an MP4 standard (MPEG-4AVC/H.264 format) digital movie
camera that records high-definition HDTV video.
The AVCHD and MPEG2 video formats are different and are therefore not
compatible.
i This camera may degrade or be unable to play back videos recorded or
created with other products, and other products may degrade or not be
able to play back videos recorded with this camera, even if the products
support the MP4 format.
<Photo compatibility>
i This unit is compliant with the unified standard DCF (Design rule for
Camera File system) established by JEITA (Japan Electronics and
Information Technology Industries Association) and with Exif
(Exchangeable Image File Format). Files which do not comply with the
DCF standard cannot be played back.
i The file format of images supported by this unit is JPEG. (Not all JPEG
format files will be played back.)
i This unit may degrade or not play back images recorded or created on
other products, and other products may degrade or not play back images
recorded on this unit.
k About the battery pack
i Never place the battery pack within the reach of infants. In the event that
the battery pack is swallowed, consult a doctor immediately.
k About the photos and illustrations in this manual
i The product images, illustrations, menu displays etc. in this manual may
differ slightly from the actual product.
k For the purposes of these operating instructions
i SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card and SDXC Memory Card are
referred to as the “SD card”.
i Pages for reference are indicated by parentheses, for example: (page 00).
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IMPORTANT: ABOUT THE
WATERPROOF PERFORMANCE OF
THE CAMERA
i This camera is qualified JIS protection grade 8 (JIS IPX8) for waterproof
performance. It is waterproof up to a depth of 3 meters for at least 60
minutes.*
i The supplied accessories are not waterproof (excluding handstrap).
* This means that the camera can be used underwater for a specified time in
a specified pressure in accordance with the handling method established by
Panasonic. It does not guarantee against destruction or malfunction, or
guarantee waterproofing, in all conditions.
Observe the following precautions and avoid using under water pressure
exceeding the guaranteed performance, or in an environment with excessive
dust or sand.
The waterproof capability is not guaranteed if the camera is subjected to an
impact as a result of being hit or dropped, etc.
If an impact to the camera occurs, consult with the store where it was
purchased or a service centre, and have it inspected (subject to a fee) to
verify that the waterproof capability has not been compromised.
Any damage due to water leakage that was caused by customer misuse or
mishandling is not covered by the warranty.
k Handling of the camera
i Do not leave the camera for a long period of time in places where the
temperature is very low (ski resort etc.) or very high (above 35 °C),
especially in strong sunlight, in a car sitting outside, close to a heater, on
the beach, etc. (The waterproof capability may be degraded.)
i The inside of the camera is not waterproof. Do not open or close the
battery cover or terminal cover when you are close to the sea, a lake or a
river, or with wet hands.
i The waterproof function of the camera applies only to sea water and fresh
water.
i Operation may not be possible, or the audio volume may be low, if snow or
water freezes on the zoom switch, speaker or microphone in cold
environments such as at a ski resort.
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MAINTENANCE AND
WATERPROOF PERFORMANCE
k Before using the camera in water, please check the following
Do not open or close any of the covers in sandy or dusty environments,
near the waterside, or with wet hands. Sand or dust adhering to the
camera can result in water getting inside.
j
Check that there is no foreign matter adhering to the inside of any of
the covers.
h If lint, hair, sand or the like is present, water may leak into the camera
in seconds and damage it.
h If any liquid is adhering to the camera, wipe it off with a soft dry cloth.
Liquid on the camera may leak inside and damage the camera.
h If there is any foreign matter adhering to the
camera, use the supplied brush to remove it.
h Take particular care to remove all traces of
foreign matter from the sides and corners of
Brush (supplied)
the rubber seals, where minute particles of
sand or dust may adhere.
h Use the brush end with the short (hard) bristles to remove larger
foreign matter or damp sand from the camera.
Battery cover
Battery cover
Terminal cover
Terminal cover
k Care of the brush
i Before using the brush, check that there is no foreign matter adhering to it.
i After using the brush, shake off any foreign matter and keep it where it will
stay clean.
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k To prevent water leaking into the camera, please observe the
following precautions before using it.
k Check that there is sufficient battery power and card memory
remaining.
k Do not open or close the battery cover or terminal cover in places
with sand and dust, or with wet hands.
k At the time of purchase, the battery cover lock is in the locked
position. When opening the battery cover, first release the lock.
Battery cover lock
Red part
(coloured label)
Terminal cover lock
1
Check that there is no foreign matter on the inner side of the battery
cover or terminal cover (where the rubber seal 1 contacts the
camera body 2).
Battery cover
Hair, lint
Liquid
1
2
Crack,
deformation
Sand, dust
1
2
Terminal cover
h If the rubber seal inside the battery cover or terminal cover is cracked
or deformed, consult the store where the camera was purchased or a
nearby service centre.
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If there is foreign matter adhering to the camera, use the supplied
brush to remove it.
h If there is any foreign matter, such as lint, hair,
sand, etc., on the parts indicated by the text
balloons in the illustration, water will leak
inside within seconds and may damage the
Brush (supplied)
camera.
k Example of foreign matter inside the battery cover
Rubber seal
Where the rubber seal
contacts the camera
body
k Example of foreign matter inside the terminal cover
Rubber seal
Where the rubber seal
contacts the camera body
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i If there is liquid on the surface, wipe it off with a soft dry cloth.
i The integrity of the rubber seals decreases after about 1 year. It is strongly
recommended that you have the seals replaced (subject to a fee) at least
once a year at the store where the camera was purchased or at nearby
service centre.
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1 With the battery cover lock released, press the battery cover to
close it.
h To prevent water seeping into the camera, make sure that foreign
matter such as liquids, sand, hair or dust is trapped between the
cover and the camera body.
2 Push the battery cover lock to the left to lock it.
h The coloured label is visible when the battery cover lock is not
completely closed. Be sure to close the lock completely so that the
coloured label is not visible.
3 Close the terminal cover firmly until you hear it “click” shut and
the red part of the terminal cover lock is no longer visible.
h If the camera is used without the covers securely closed, they may
open on their own.
1
Battery cover lock
2
3
Terminal cover lock
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HINT
i If there is any foreign matter on the camera, use the supplied brush to
remove it.
i If the camera is used in the following environments, foreign matter such as
sand or dust may inadvertently get caught in the gap between the battery
cover or terminal cover and the body.
h In the sea or in waters in which sand is suspended.
h In places with a lot of sand or dust, such as at the beach or in a
sandbox.
k Using the camera underwater
i Use the camera underwater at a depth of up to 3 meters, water
temperature from 0 °C to 35 °C, and for not longer than 60 minutes
continuously. Before using the camera in water again, make sure that it has
been sufficiently dried.
i If there is water or dirt on the camera, wipe it dry with a soft dry cloth and
leave it to dry in a well ventilated spot before using again.
i Do not open and close the battery cover or terminal cover while
underwater.
i Do not subject the camera to shock underwater. (The waterproof
performance may become impaired, and water may seep into the camera.)
i Do not dive into the water holding the camera. Do not use the camera in a
location where it might be impacted by forceful splashing, such as in a
strong current or a waterfall. (Strong water pressure may cause the
camera to malfunction.)
i The camera will sink in water. Take care not to drop the camera and lose it
underwater, for example by making sure the hand strap is secured or by
some other measure.
i Do not use the camera in water warmer than 35 °C (in the bath or spa).
i If the camera is splashed with detergent, soap, hot water, bath salts,
tanning oil, sun screen, chemicals, etc., wipe it off immediately.
i The card and battery are not waterproof. Do not handle them with wet
hands. Also, do not insert a wet card or battery in the camera.
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k Causes of water leak
i If the camera is used in any of the following conditions, a gap may appear
between the camera body and the battery cover or terminal cover, resulting
in water seeping in and causing the camera malfunction.
Water can leak
inside through the
gap
Battery cover
Rubber seal
Where the
rubber seal
contacts the
camera body
Terminal
cover
Rubber seal
Where the rubber seal contacts the camera body
h When there is foreign matter, such as lint, hair, sand, etc., between the
battery cover or terminal cover and the camera body.
h When the rubber seal has deteriorated.
h When the lock on the battery cover and/or terminal cover is not closed.
k Care of the camera after using underwater
The camera must be cleaned after it has been used underwater.
i Rinse the camera in water, and do not open the battery cover or
terminal cover until all sand and dust have been removed.
i Do not soak the camera in water for more than 60 minutes.
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With the battery cover and
terminal cover closed, rinse
the camera with water; or, if it
was used in the sea, soak it in
a shallow container filled with
fresh water for about 10
minutes.
h Leaving the camera with
foreign objects or saline
matter on it may cause
damage, discolouration,
corrosion, unusual odor, or
deterioration.
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Wipe off the water, place the camera on a dry cloth and leave it to dry
for a while in a well-ventilated shaded spot.
Check that there is no water on
the camera, and open the
battery cover and terminal
cover.
h Moisture may easily
accumulate in the grooves
inside the covers, so take care
that no water gets inside.
Wipe off any water or sand
inside the battery cover and
terminal cover with the
supplied brush or a soft dry cloth.
i After the camera has been used underwater or soaked in fresh water,
moisture may collect in the grooves around the card/battery compartment
and connection terminals. In addition, water droplets may adhere to the
card or battery if the battery cover is opened without sufficiently drying the
camera. Be sure to wipe off the water with a soft dry cloth in such cases.
i Do not open or close the battery cover or terminal cover with water
droplets still on the camera. The water droplets may seep into the camera,
causing condensation and malfunction.
<Wiping moisture from the camera>
i If there is moisture inside the battery cover, wipe every crevice completely
clear of moisture.
*This moisture is not due to exposure to water.
Moisture
here
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k About the water draining design
This camera is designed so that water that entered the gaps around the zoom
switch etc. drains out. For this reason, bubbles may appear when the camera
is immersed in water, but this is not a malfunction.
<Draining water from the camera>
i Drainage holes are found at two points on the bottom of the camera. Hold
the camera vertically, as shown, to drain off the water.
When draining, attach the hand strap to the camera and secure the hand
strap to your wrist to prevent the camera from dropping.
Drainage
holes
HINT
i Use a soft dry cloth to wipe water and dirt from the camera.
i After use at the seaside or underwater, make sure that the battery cover
and terminal cover are securely closed, and soak the camera in a shallow
container filled with fresh water for about 10 minutes.
i If the zoom switch does not operate smoothly, it may be due to the
adhesion of foreign matter. Using the camera in this condition may cause a
malfunction such as locking up, so wash off any foreign objects by soaking
the camera in fresh water and rinsing it. After cleaning, check that the
zoom switch operates smoothly.
i After soaking or washing the camera, wipe the water from it with a soft dry
cloth and dry it in a well ventilated shaded spot.
i After soaking the camera in water, place it on a dry cloth and leave it to dry
for a while, and check to make sure that the water has drained from it.
i Do not use hot air from a hairdryer or the like to dry the camera. The
waterproof capability will deteriorate due to deformation.
i Do not use chemicals such as benzine, paint thinner, alcohol or cleanser;
do not use soap or detergents.
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WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH YOUR
DIGITAL MOVIE CAMERA
Easy shooting/playback (Basic features)
Intelligent Auto Mode
... (page 56)
16M-S
353
1080-30p
000:15:53
Just point the camera at the subject, and
it automatically ascertains the scene
and captures the images with the
optimum settings.
Shoot movies
... (page 61)
2M
Take photos
... (page 62)
16M-S
1080-30p
000:00:09
F3.5
1/30
Play back videos and
photos
... (page 69)
20.12 2011
20.12.2011
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Using the convenient features (Practical
applications)
Image stabiliser... (pages 51, 84)
Subject tracking... (pages 53, 90)
Scene mode... (pages 49, 82, 180 to 182)
HINT
User guide on the Internet
When this camera is connected to an Internet-connected VIERA via an HDMI
mini cable (sold separately), you can press the VIERA’s remote control Menu
button and from the resulting menu select “User guide on the Internet” to see
easy-to-understand explanations of the camera’s operation and convenient
functions on the VIERA screen.
i Applicable to VIERA units sold from December 2010.
i To connect the camera to the VIERA via an HDMI mini cable, please see
pages 161 to 162.
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Keeping recorded videos (Copy/dubbing)
From built-in memory to SD
card...
(page 55)
DVD recorder and video deck...
(page 164)
* It is not possible to directly insert in the card slot
an SD card recorded with this camera and play
back or dub from it.
* It is not possible to connect the camera to the
USB connector and play back or dub from it.
* Recording with HD image quality on a Blu-ray
disc recorder is not possible.
On a computer...
(pages 133 to 158)
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CONTENTS
Information for Your Safety .................................................................... 2
CHECKING THE INCLUDED ACCESSORIES .................................... 24
ABOUT THE CARD ............................................................................. 25
Media cards that can be used with this camera
(as of February 2011) ............................................................... 25
„ SETUP
PARTS NAMES ................................................................................... 27
CHARGING THE BATTERY PACK ..................................................... 30
About the temperature alert icon
........................................... 36
INSTALLING THE CARD ..................................................................... 37
TURNING THE CAMERA ON AND OFF ............................................. 39
Turning on the camera .................................................................. 39
Turning off the camera .................................................................. 40
Turning on the camera when it is in the sleep mode .................... 40
DATE AND TIME SETTING ................................................................. 41
Date and time backup ................................................................... 43
SWITCHING BETWEEN THE RECORDING MODE AND
PLAYBACK MODE .......................................................................... 44
MENU SCREEN .................................................................................. 45
Accessing/exiting the Menu Screen .............................................. 45
Using the Menu ............................................................................. 46
Overview of the Menu Screen ...................................................... 48
INTELLIGENT AUTO MODE ............................................................... 56
„ BASIC OPERATION
SHOOTING
BEFORE TAKING PICTURES ............................................................. 59
For best results ............................................................................. 59
How to use the accessories .......................................................... 60
VIDEO RECORDING ........................................................................... 61
TAKING PHOTOS ............................................................................... 62
Shoot a photo while recording a video .......................................... 64
MACRO-PHOTOGRAPHY (ZOOM) .................................................... 65
SHOOTING UNDER WATER .............................................................. 67
Capturing the best colours and audio when shooting underwater
(underwater mode) ................................................................... 67
After using in water ....................................................................... 68
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PLAYBACK
PLAYING BACK VIDEOS AND PHOTOS ............................................69
How to save one frame from a video as a photo ...........................72
DELETING FILES .................................................................................73
Delete single/delete all/delete folder .............................................73
Delete selected ..............................................................................74
PLAYBACK MODES .............................................................................76
21-image display playback ............................................................76
Magnifying (zooming in) the image (photos only) ..........................77
„ ADVANCED OPERATION
SHOOTING
RECORDING MENU 1 .........................................................................78
Recording mode setting (page 48) ................................................78
Recorded pixels (page 48) ............................................................81
Scene mode setting (page 49) ......................................................82
Self-timer setting (page 49) ...........................................................83
RECORDING MENU 2 .........................................................................84
Motion compensation (image stabiliser) setting (page 51) ............84
Focus setting (page 51) .................................................................85
ISO sensitivity setting (page 51) ....................................................86
White balance setting (page 51) ....................................................87
RECORDING MENU 3 .........................................................................88
Exposure setting (page 53) ...........................................................88
Subject tracking settings (page 53) ...............................................90
Shortcut setting (page 53) .............................................................92
Exposure compensation ................................................................95
PLAYBACK
PLAYBACK MENU 1 ............................................................................96
Slideshow settings (page 54) ........................................................96
File protect setting (page 54) .........................................................97
Rotate (page 54) ...........................................................................99
Resize (page 54) ...........................................................................99
PLAYBACK MENU 2 ..........................................................................100
Correcting red-eye (page 55) ......................................................100
Editing videos (page 55) ..............................................................101
Copy (page 55) ............................................................................110
FILE INFO DISPLAY ..........................................................................112
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„ OPTION SETTINGS
DISPLAY THE OPTION SETTING MENU ......................................... 113
INTRODUCTION TO THE OPTION SETTING MENU ...................... 114
TV output setting (page 117) ...................................................... 120
Storage folder setting (page 119) ............................................... 124
Playback folder setting (page 119) ............................................. 125
File No. continued setting (page 119) ......................................... 126
Formatting (initialising) (page 117) ............................................. 128
CHECKING THE REMAINING CARD MEMORY .............................. 129
Checking the remaining number of images and
video recording time ............................................................... 129
Check the available audio recording time ................................... 130
CHECKING THE REMAINING BATTERY PACK CHARGE .............. 131
„ OTHER DEVICES AND CONNECTIONS
CONNECTING TO A COMPUTER
SETTING THE CONNECTION MODE .............................................. 133
USING AS A CARD READER ........................................................... 135
ABOUT THE CONTENTS OF THE CARD ........................................ 136
Configuration of directories in the card ....................................... 136
File formats ................................................................................. 136
When using as a card reader ...................................................... 137
To access the files in the built-in memory ................................... 138
USING AS A WEBCAM ..................................................................... 140
Operating environment ............................................................... 140
Using as a webcam .................................................................... 141
WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH A COMPUTER ...................................... 142
Contents of the supplied CD-ROM ............................................. 142
End User License Agreement ..................................................... 144
OPERATING ENVIRONMENT .......................................................... 146
Operating environment for HD Writer VE 1.0 ............................. 146
To use the HD Writer VE 1.0 ...................................................... 149
Operating environment for the card reader function
(mass storage) ....................................................................... 150
INSTALLATION ................................................................................. 151
Uninstalling HD Writer VE 1.0 ..................................................... 154
STARTING HD WRITER VE 1.0 ........................................................ 155
Reading the operating instructions of
the software applications ........................................................ 156
IF USING Mac .................................................................................... 157
Operating environment ............................................................... 157
Copying photos on a computer ................................................... 157
To disconnect USB cable safely ................................................. 158
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CONNECTING TO A TV
CONNECTING TO A TV .....................................................................159
Connecting to a video input terminal ...........................................160
Connecting to the HDMI terminal ................................................160
PLAYING BACK ON A TV ..................................................................161
Playback using VIERA Link™ (HDAVI Control™) .......................161
COPYING/DUBBING
COPYING/DUBBING ..........................................................................164
Dubbing in standard picture quality .............................................164
„ IMPORTANT MESSAGES AND ALERTS
COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS ...................................................166
TROUBLESHOOTING ........................................................................173
Camera ........................................................................................173
Restrictions concerning the Scene Mode and
Colour Mode features .............................................................180
ABOUT COPYRIGHT .........................................................................183
CAUTIONS FOR USE ........................................................................184
RECORDING MODES/APPROXIMATE RECORDABLE TIME .........189
APPROXIMATE NUMBER OF RECORDABLE PICTURES ..............191
OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES ...............................................................192
SPECIFICATIONS ..............................................................................193
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CHECKING THE INCLUDED ACCESSORIES
Check the accessories before using this unit.
Product numbers correct as of February, 2011.
These may be subject to change.
… Battery pack
VW-VBX070
… AC adaptor
VSK0752
… USB cable
VFA0544
… AV cable
VFA0543
… Brush
VYC1064
… CD-ROM
Software
… Handstrap
*To prevent the camera from
dropping, be sure to attach
the handstrap (page 60).
VFC4703
i Please dispose of packing materials properly.
i Keep the battery pack and the brush out of reach of children to prevent
swallowing.
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ABOUT THE CARD
Media cards that can be used with this camera
(as of February 2011)
Use SD cards conforming to Class 4 or higher of the SD Speed Class Rating*
for video recording.
This camera is compatible with SDXC devices (SD Memory Card/SDHC
Memory Card/SDXC Memory Card compatible devices). If using an
SDHC memory card/SDXC memory card in different device, please
confirm that it is compatible with the respective memory card.
Card type
Capacity
Photo
shooting
Video recording
8 MB/16 MB/
32 MB/64 MB/ Operation is not
128 MB/256 MB guaranteed.
SD Memory
Card
Operation
is not
guaranteed.
512 MB/
1 GB/ 2 GB
SDHC Memory
Card
4 GB/6 GB/
8 GB/12 GB/
16 GB/ Can be used.
24 GB/32 GB
SDXC Memory
Card
48 GB/64 GB
Can be used.
* The SD Speed class Rating is the speed standard for successive writes.
See the card label to confirm the rating.
(Example)
Please confirm which of our SD Memory Cards/SDHC Memory Cards/
SDXC Memory Cards can be used with this product by visiting the
support web site at the address below.
http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/e_cam
(This website is in English only.)
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i 4 GB or more Memory Cards that do not have the SDHC logo or 48 GB or
more Memory Cards that do not have the SDXC logo are not based on SD
Memory Card specifications.
i Cards with capacity larger than 64 GB cannot be used.
i When the write-protect switch on the SD card is locked, no recording,
deletion or editing will be possible on the card.
i Keep the Memory Card out of reach of children to prevent swallowing.
Write-protect switch
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SETUP
SETUP
PARTS NAMES
SETUP
Front
Speaker
Lens
Monitor unit
Internal Stereo
microphone
Flash
i The flash unit
becomes very hot and
may cause a burn.
Avoid touching the
flash unit when
shooting.
* The tripod mounting hole
is on the bottom.
Attaching to a tripod having
a screw length longer than
5.5 mm may damage the
camera.
[I] key
SET button
Power button
REC/
MENU button
[G] key
button
[H] key
[J] key
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Rear
SETUP
[
] button
Photo shooting
button
[@] button
Video recording
button
Zoom switch
button
During recording:
Zoom photography [W/T] (page 65)
During playback:
Volume adjustment (page 70 and page 80)
Image magnification (page 77)
Playback display switching (page 76)
LCD monitor
Status indicator
Terminal cover
Terminal cover lock
USB/AV
terminal
Battery cover
HDMI
terminal
Strap holder (page 60)
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k About the status indicator (See page 182 regarding the charging
status.)
i The status indicator lights or flashes to
show the camera’s operating status.
Status indicator status
Colour
Lit/flashing
Camera
status
Lit
Accessing
built-in
memory or
SD card
Flashing
(Faster)
Battery
charge
error
Flashing
(Fast)
Self-timer
is operating
Flashing
(Slow)
Battery is
charging
Red
Flashing
(Slower)
Green
Orange
Lit
USB
connection
Flashing
During
sleep mode
Lit
AV cable/
HDMI mini
cable
connection
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SETUP
Status indicator
CHARGING THE BATTERY PACK
SETUP
At the time of purchase, the battery pack is not charged. Please charge it fully
before using it.
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 equipped with protective
devices to meet the requirements of appropriate safety standards. There
is a possibility that these battery packs may lead to fire or explosion.
Please be advised that we are not liable for any accident or failure
occurring as a result of use of a counterfeit battery pack. To ensure that
safe products are used we recommend that a genuine Panasonic battery
pack be used.
Guide to charging time and recording capacity
k Charging/recording time
i Temperature: 25 °C/humidity: 60 %RH
i It is recommended that the battery be recharged in a place where the
ambient temperature (and the battery temperature as well) is between
10 °C and 30 °C. (The battery temperature should also be the same.)
The indicated charging time is for when the AC adaptor is used for
charging.
Battery model
number [voltage/
capacity (minimum)]
Supplied battery/
VW-VBX070
(optional)
[3.7 V/700 mAh]
Charging
time
Recording
mode
Approx.
2h
<
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continuous
recordable time
Actual
recordable
time
Approx. 1 h
Approx.
30 min
Approx.
1 h 10 min
Approx.
1 h 15 min
Approx.
1 h 10 min
Approx.
1 h 20 min
Approx.
35 min
-
Approximate operating time and number of
recordable images
Number of
recordable images
Recording time
Playback time
Approx. 170 images
By CIPA standard
Approx. 85 min
Approx. 180 min
Recording conditions by CIPA standard
i CIPA is an abbreviation of Camera & Imaging Products Association.
i Using the supplied battery
i Using a Panasonic SD Memory Card (2 GB)
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SETUP
i These times are approximations.
i The indicated charging time is for when the battery has been discharged
completely. Charging time and recordable time vary depending on the
usage conditions such as high/low temperature.
i The actual recordable time refers to the recordable time when repeatedly
starting/stopping recording, turning the unit on/off, moving the zoom lever
etc.
i The batteries heat up after use or charging. This is not a malfunction.
i See page 131 concerning the remaining battery pack charge.
i Always use genuine Panasonic batteries (VW-VBX070).
i If you use other batteries, we cannot guarantee the quality of this product.
i Do not heat or expose to flame.
i Do not leave the battery in an automobile exposed to direct sunlight for a
long period of time with doors and windows closed.
1
Open the battery cover.
Battery cover lock
SETUP
2 Open
Battery cover
1 Push the battery cover lock to the right to release it.
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2
Battery pack
Connector markings
4 Close
and slide
shut
3 Insert the battery pack while
matching the connector markings.
Coloured label
5 Push the battery cover lock to
the left to lock it.
The coloured label is visible
when the battery cover lock is
not completely closed. Be sure
to close the lock completely so
that the coloured label is not
visible.
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SETUP
Insert the battery pack, then replace the battery cover.
h It is possible to insert the battery incorrectly, so please pay particular
attention when inserting that it is correctly oriented.
<To remove the battery pack...>
h Be sure the turn off the camera by pressing the power button until the
status indicator (page 29) turns off before removing the battery pack.
3
Use the USB cable (supplied) to connect the camera and the AC
adaptor, and then connect the AC adaptor to a power outlet.
SETUP
h Use only the supplied USB cable. Operation is not guaranteed if
a different USB cable is used.
h The AC adaptor is for this camera only. Do not use it with other
devices.
h Recharging takes place only when the camera is turned off or is in the
sleep mode (page 40). Recharging does not take place when the
camera is in the recording mode or playback mode.
3 To power
outlet
1 Open
2
To AC adaptor
AC adaptor
h The unit is in the standby condition when the AC adaptor is
connected. The primary circuit is always “live” as long as the AC
adaptor is connected to an electrical outlet.
h Do not use any other AC adaptors except the supplied one.
h Do not use any other USB cables except the supplied one.
<During charging...>
h The status indicator flashes red at 0.5-second intervals if the battery
pack is defective or is not installed correctly. Make sure that the
battery pack is correctly installed.
h If the battery pack still fails to recharge, it is possible that there is a
malfunction in the camera, the battery pack or the AC adaptor. In case
the status indicator is flashing fast or slow, please see page 182.
h When charging is completed, the status indicator turns off.
h The charging time is approx. 120 minutes.
Status indicator
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SETUP
HINT
After installing the battery and/or after charging the battery, close the
battery cover and terminal cover securely
i If any cover is not closed or is not closed completely, the camera will no
longer be waterproof. When closing a cover, close it securely while making
sure that no foreign object such as sand, hair, dust, etc. is caught in the
rubber seal.
i If there is moisture inside the battery cover or terminal cover, after wiping
the moisture from all surfaces, use the supplied brush to remove any
foreign matter. Whenever foreign matter is adhering to the unit, use the
supplied brush to remove it.
Recharging when connected to a computer (page 133)
i The battery can be recharged while the camera is connected to a
computer.
i Use only the supplied USB cable. Operation is not guaranteed if a different
USB cable is used.
i The charging time is two to three times longer than when the AC adaptor is
used to charge the battery pack.
i It is not possible to charge the battery if the status indicator flashes fast
and then turns off, or if it does not light at all. In this case, use the AC
adaptor to charge the battery.
i Connect the USB cable to the USB terminal on your computer. Do not
connect it to the USB terminal on the monitor or the keyboard, or to the
USB hub.
i If the camera is not going to be used for an extended period of time, please
disconnect the USB cable from the camera.
Do not use the battery with the outer covering or label removed
i Doing so may result in malfunction.
When not using the camera for a long time, remove the battery pack
i A small amount of power is still used even if the camera is turned off, and it
is therefore recommended that the battery pack be removed from the
camera if it is not going to be used for a long time. Note that when the
battery pack is removed for a long period, the time and date settings may
be cleared. Before using your camera again, be sure to confirm that the
camera settings are correct.
To maximise the battery pack life
i The battery pack is a consumable product, but the battery life can be
prolonged by heeding the following suggestions.
h Do not leave the battery pack in a high-temperature environment, such
as outside in extremely hot weather in the summer.
h Do not repeatedly charge the battery pack when it is fully charged. After
a full recharge, the battery should be used for a while before charging
again.
h For prolonged periods of unuse, avoid fully charging the battery pack,
and store it in a cool dark place.
About the temperature alert icon
SETUP
During camera use, if the temperature of the battery or inside the camera
(excluding the battery) rises, a temperature alert icon
will appear as
described below.
k When the battery or internal camera (excluding battery) temperature
rises during use
h During camera use, if the temperature of the battery or inside the
camera (excluding the battery) rises, a
icon lights on the LCD
monitor. It is still possible to record and play back even when the
icon is lit; however it is advised that you discontinue use as soon as
possible and turn the camera off.
h If the temperature rises further, the
icon will start to flash, and the
camera will turn off automatically.
The camera cannot be turned on until the temperature has dropped (or
as long as the
icon remains flashing). Please wait until the
temperature has dropped before resuming use.
h If the camera is turned off while the temperature is high (that is, while
the
icon is flashing), it cannot be turned on again until the
temperature has dropped (or as long as the
icon remains flashing).
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INSTALLING THE CARD
4 Insert the battery pack
(page 33), then close
Battery cover lock
2 Open
Battery cover
1 Push the battery cover lock to
the right to release it.
3 With the label side facing up,
push the card straight in until
you hear a click.
<When removing the card...>
h To remove the card, press it in,
and then release. The card will
protrude slightly, and you can
then pull it out.
1 Push the middle
part of the card.
5 Push the battery cover lock to
the left to lock it.
The coloured label is visible
when the battery cover lock is
not completely closed. Be sure
to close the lock completely so
that the coloured label is not
visible.
Coloured label
2 Pull the card out straight.
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SETUP
Before using a newly purchased card or one that was used in another device,
be sure to format it with this camera (pages 117 and 128). If an unformatted
card is used, the card itself may become unusable.
SETUP
HINT
Close the battery cover securely
i If the battery cover is not closed or is not closed completely, the camera
will no longer be waterproof. When closing the battery cover, close it
securely while making sure that no foreign object such as sand, hair, dust,
etc. is caught in the rubber seal.
i If there is moisture inside the battery cover or terminal cover, after wiping
the moisture from all surfaces, use the supplied brush to remove any
foreign matter.
Do not attempt to forcibly remove the card
i Doing so may damage the card or the stored files.
If the status indicator is lit red...
i Never remove the card when the status indicator is flashing red, as doing
so may result in loss of files stored in the card.
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TURNING THE CAMERA ON AND OFF
SETUP
Turning on the camera
1
Open the monitor unit, and
press the power button.
h The LCD monitor turns on.
Power button
Monitor unit
LCD monitor
<How to open the monitor unit>
90°
180°
105°
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Turning off the camera
SETUP
1
Press the power button for at least 1 second.
h The camera turns off.
h If you briefly press the power button, once, the camera will switch to
the sleep mode.
Turning on the camera when it is in the sleep
mode
In order to preserve battery pack power, the ECONOMY function operates to
automatically turn off the camera (sleep mode) after about 5 minutes of no
use during shooting, or about 5 minutes of no use during playback (factorypreset settings).
i When the camera is in the sleep mode, it turns on when the monitor unit is
opened or one of the camera’s buttons is pressed.
i When the AC adaptor is connected, the ECONOMY mode will become
active about 5 minutes after the camera is turned on (factory-preset
setting).
i The user can specify the time elapsed before the sleep mode is activated
(page 115).
HINT
About the standby mode
i The camera goes into the standby mode if you close the monitor unit, or if
you leave it in the sleep mode for about 1 hour. The standby mode uses
almost no power.
i Open the monitor unit, or press the power button briefly, and the camera
turns on immediately and you are ready to shoot or view images without
any delay. Use the standby mode to turn off the camera only briefly, or if
you want to be able to use it immediately.
i If you close the monitor unit while recording a video, recording stops and
the camera switches to the standby mode.
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DATE AND TIME SETTING
Example: To set the clock to 19:30 on 20 December 2011
1
2
3
Turn on the camera (page 39), and display Option Setting Menu 1
(page 113).
Select [CLOCK SET] and press
the SET button.
h The Clock Set Screen appears.
h Follow the procedures below to
enable or disable the date
display during playback, to set
the display format for the date,
and to set the date and time.
Set the date.
1 Select [DATE].
2 Press the SET button.
h The Set Date Screen
appears.
3 Set the date to “20/12/2011”.
h The date is set in the
following order: Set the day
→ Set the month → Set the
year.
h Press [G] or [H] to select
day, month or year. Press [I]
or [J] to increase or decrease
the number.
4 Press the SET button.
CLOCK SET
TIME
01/01/2011
00:00
DISP
D/M/Y
DATE
SET
ENTER
CLOCK SET
DATE
20/12/2011
SET ENTER
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SETUP
The camera will record the date and time an image or audio recording is
taken so that you can display them during playback. Therefore, before
capturing images, make sure the correct date and time are set.
h If the screen to set the date and time appears when you turn on the
camera, skip to step 3 and follow the steps to set the date and time.
h To correct the date and time setting, please see under HINT on page 43.
4
SETUP
5
6
42
Set the clock.
1 Select [TIME].
2 Press the SET button.
h The Set Time Screen
appears.
3 Set the time to “19:30”.
h The time is set in the
following order: Set the hour
→ Set the minute.
4 Press the SET button.
Set the order in which the date is
displayed during playback.
1 Select [DISP].
2 Press the SET button.
h The Set Date Format Screen
appears.
3 Press [I] or [J].
h The order of the date display
changes.
4 Press the SET button.
CLOCK SET
19 : 30
TIME
SET ENTER
CLOCK SET
DISP
D/M/Y
SET ENTER
Press the MENU button.
h The date and time setting is completed.
h To display the Recording or Playback Screen, press the MENU button.
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Date and time backup
Under normal conditions, while the battery pack is being replaced, an internal
battery will maintain the date and time settings. However, there is a small
chance the settings may be lost (the backup will last for about 7 days). It is
recommended to check that the date and time settings are still correct after
replacing the battery pack and before shooting or recording of any type.
HINT
About the internal backup battery
i The date and time function is driven by a built-in lithium battery. To charge
the backup battery, leave the fully charged battery pack installed in the
camera continuously for about 2 days. In the fully charged state, the
backup battery will maintain the camera settings for about 7 days.
WARNING
THE LITHIUM BATTERY IN THIS EQUIPMENT MUST ONLY BE
REPLACED BY QUALIFIED PERSONNEL. WHEN NECESSARY,
CONTACT YOUR LOCAL PANASONIC SUPPLIER.
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SETUP
HINT
To correct the date and time settings
1 Turn on the camera.
2 Display the Option Setting Menu 1 (page 113).
3 Select [CLOCK SET] and press the SET button.
h The screen to set the date and time appears.
h The current date and time settings are shown.
4 Select the line you wish to change, and make the correction.
If the camera’s date and time are not set...
h The screen display and capture date information will show as follows:
* The date and time format is determined by the [DISP] setting specified
on the Clock Set Screen.
Recording Screen display: --.--.---- --:-Photo capture date/time information: 01/01/2011 00:00:00
Video/audio file recording date/time information: 01/01/2011 00:00:00
SETUP
SWITCHING BETWEEN THE RECORDING
MODE AND PLAYBACK MODE
Switch between the recording mode (for recording) and the playback mode
(for viewing your recorded images).
1
2
Turn on the camera (page 39).
Press the REC/ button.
h The mode changes.
h The mode changes each time the REC/
REC/
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button
button is pressed.
MENU SCREEN
SETUP
Accessing/exiting the Menu Screen
1
2
Set the camera to the recording or playback mode (page 44).
Press the MENU button.
h The Menu Screen appears.
h To cancel the Menu Screen, press the MENU button again.
Tab
RECORDING MENU 1
1 REC MODE
2 PICTURE SIZE
3
1
2
3
SCENE MODE
COLOUR MODE
FLASH
SELF TIMER
SET ENTER
1080-30p
16M-S
Option tab
k To display a different Tab Menu
h The Menu Screen consists of the
Tabs Menu (tabs 1, 2 and 3) and
the Option Tabs Menu (tabs 1, 2
and 3).
h To switch from the active tab menu
to the other tab menu, while the
screen shown above is displayed,
press [G]; then press [I] or [J] to
select the desired tab. The menu
for the selected tab appears.
MENU button
Arrow keys
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Using the Menu
SETUP
1
2
Display the desired menu (page 45).
Press [I] or [J] to select the item you wish to change, and press the
SET button.
h The Setting Screen for the selected item appears.
h To return to the Menu Screen, press the MENU button.
Select an item to
change
Press [I]
RECORDING MENU 1
1 REC MODE
2 PICTURE SIZE
3
1
2
3
SCENE MODE
COLOUR MODE
FLASH
SELF TIMER
ENTER
1080-30p
16M-S
Applicable mode
Press [J]
PICTURE SIZE
16M-H 4608x3456
16M-S 4608x3456
Press the SET button
12 M 4608x2592[16:9]
2 M 1920x1080[16:9]
2 M 1600x1200
0.9M 1280x720[16:9]
ENTER
<Setting Screen>
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HINT
About the applicable mode indicator
i This indicator shows the shooting mode(s) for which the selected setting is
effective.
i O@: This setting is effective during photo shooting.
i O@: This setting is effective during video recording.
i O@: This setting is effective during photo shooting and video
recording.
Overview of the Menu Screen
SETUP
Recording Menu
<Tab 1>
RECORDING MENU 1
1 REC MODE
2 PICTURE SIZE
3
1
2
3
SCENE MODE
COLOUR MODE
FLASH
SELF TIMER
ENTER
1 Recording mode (page 78)
<HD mode>
: Record at 1920 × 1080
pixels (60i).
: Record at 1920 × 1080
pixels (30p).
: Record at 1280 × 720
pixels (60p).
: Record at 1280 × 720
pixels (30p).
: Record at 960 × 540
pixels (30p).
<SD mode>
: Record at 640 × 480
pixels (30p).
<: Make an audio recording.
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1080-30p
16M-S
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
2 Recorded pixels (page 81)
<Photo recording (singleshot)>
size is 4608 × 3456
A: Image
pixels (low compression).
B: Image size is 4608 × 3456
pixels (normal
compression).
: Image size is 4608 × 2592
pixels (16:9 aspect ratio).
: Image size is 1920 × 1080
pixels (16:9 aspect ratio).
G: Image size is 1600 × 1200
pixels.
: Image size is 1280 × 720
pixels (16:9 aspect ratio).
[: Image size is 640 × 480
pixels.
<Hi-Speed Burst>
× 3456-pixel
C: 4608
hi-speed burst.
3 Scene mode (page 82)
: Scene mode is
deactivated.
: Shoot fast-moving subjects
with less blur.
: Blur the background to
accentuate the subject in
the foreground.
: Record a clear image of a
subject illuminated by
spotlight.
: Natural looking images in
bright surroundings, such
as in a ski area.
: Vivid blue for sea and sky,
subjects do not appear
dark even in bright sunlight.
: Capture the vibrant reds in
sunrise and sunset shots.
: Record fireworks in the
night sky.
: When recording a
landscape, focus on the
distant subject.
: Beautiful shots of evening
and night scenes.
: Light up both the subject
and the background.
: For shooting underwater.
: Shoot in darkened
surroundings, such as at
dusk.
: Colour mode is
deactivated.
: Enhanced colour
saturation.
: Reduce sharpness to
produce a softer image.
: Reduce sharpness and
increase colour saturation.
: Skin tones are enhanced.
: Produces a monochrome
(black and white) image.
: Produces a sepia image.
5 Flash
k: The camera will detect the
subject brightness and use
the flash only when
necessary.
m: The flash will operate with
every image captured
regardless of the
conditions.
: The flash will not operate
even in dark situations.
6 Self-timer (page 83)
N: Self-timer is off.
y: Shooting begins 2 seconds
after the [O] button or
[@] button is pressed.
x: Shooting begins
10 seconds after the [O]
button or [@] button is
pressed.
7 Remaining battery power
indication (page 131)
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× 1200-pixel
t: 1600
hi-speed burst.
4 Colour mode
<Tab 2>
SETUP
1 RECORDING MENU 2
2
3
1
2
3
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FOCUS
FOCUS MODE
METERING MODE
ISO
WHITE BALANCE
ENTER
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
2 Focus (page 85)
h Adjust the focus according to
the distance to the subject.
*: The camera automatically
focuses on the subject with
a range of 10 cm to ∞
(normal).
-: The focus can be set
manually.
: The camera focuses on the
subject within a range of
1 cm to ∞ (macro).
3 Focus mode
: 9-point range finder focus
: Spot focus
A focus mark ' appears in
the centre of the LCD
monitor.
5 ISO sensitivity (page 86)
=: Sensitivity is set
automatically
*: Sets sensitivity to ISO 50
u: Sets sensitivity to ISO 100
v: Sets sensitivity to ISO 200
w: Sets sensitivity to ISO 400
6: Sets sensitivity to ISO 800
-: Sets sensitivity to ISO 1600
z: Set sensitivity to ISO 3200
h The indicated ISO value is the
standard output sensitivity.
6 White balance (page 87)
>: White balance is
automatically adjusted
depending on the ambient
lighting (auto).
: For shooting in sunny
conditions (sunny).
o: For shooting in overcast
conditions (cloudy).
: For shooting under
incandescent lighting
(incandescent).
: For setting the most
accurate white balance
(white set).
7 Remaining battery power
indication (page 131)
4 Metering mode
n: Multi-metering
W: Centre-weighted light
measuring
Y: Spot light-measuring
A metering spot @ mark
appears in the centre of the
LCD monitor.
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SETUP
1 Image stabiliser (page 84)
h Compensate for camera shake
during recording.
: During video recording, the
image stabiliser is always
active.
: Camera shake in the
captured photo is
corrected.
: Camera shake during video
and photo recording is
compensated for and
corrected.
: The image stabiliser is not
active.
<Tab 3>
SETUP
1 RECORDING MENU 3
2 EXPOSURE
3
1
2
3
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SUBJECT TRACKING
DIGITAL ZOOM
WIND CUT
AUTO REVIEW
SHORTCUTS
ENTER
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1
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
2 Subject tracking (page 90)
h Automatically target a specific
colour with the colour tracking
function, or capture sharp face
shots with the face tracking
function.
: Enable face tracking.
: Enable colour tracking.
: Disable face tracking and
colour tracking.
5 Auto review
h Specify the duration that the
captured image is shown on
the LCD monitor after the
[O] button is pressed.
: The image is shown on the
LCD monitor for about 1
second after capture.
: The image is shown on the
LCD monitor for about 2
seconds after capture.
: The image is not shown on
the LCD monitor after
capture.
6 Shortcuts setting (page 92)
h Assign operation shortcuts to
the arrow keys.
7 Remaining battery power
indication (page 131)
3 Digital zoom
: Enable the digital
zoom.
: Disable the digital
zoom.
4 Wind noise reduction
h Turn ON/OFF the wind noise
reduction function during
video/audio recording.
: Wind noise is reduced.
: Wind noise is not affected.
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SETUP
1 Exposure (page 88)
@: The exposure is set
automatically.
T: Set the shutter speed
manually (shutter speed
priority).
g: Set the aperture manually
(aperture priority).
H: Set the aperture and
shutter speed manually.
Playback Menu
<Tab 1>
SETUP
1
2
1
2
3
PLAYBACK MENU 1
SLIDESHOW
PLAY VOLUME
PROTECT
DELETE
ROTATE
RESIZE
ENTER
1 Slideshow (page 96)
h Specify the slideshow settings
and play the slideshow.
2 Play volume
h Adjust the volume for video
and audio file playback.
3 Protect (page 97)
h File protect setting (delete
prohibited)
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2
3
4
5
6
7
4 Delete (page 73)
h Delete files.
5 Rotate (page 99)
h Rotate a photo.
6 Resize (page 99)
h A captured image can be
resized to a smaller size and
saved as a separate image.
7 Remaining battery power
indication (page 131)
<Tab 2>
2
1
2
3
PLAYBACK MENU 2
RED-EYE CORRECT.
EDIT VIDEO
COPY
ENTER
1 Red-eye correction (page 100)
h Repair the “red-eye” caused
by the flash (photos only).
2 Edit video (page 101)
h Edit videos.
SETUP
1
1
2
3
4
3 Copy (page 110)
h Copy files from the built-in
memory to the card.
4 Remaining battery power
indication (page 131)
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INTELLIGENT AUTO MODE
SETUP
The following modes (appropriate for the condition) are set just by pointing
the unit to what you want to record.
button
Press the button once to
activate the Intelligent Auto (iA)
mode.
i The
icon appears on the
LCD monitor.
i Press it again to cancel the
Intelligent Auto mode.
button
Mode
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Scene
Effect
Portrait
When the subject is
a person
Faces are detected
and focused
automatically, and the
brightness is adjusted
so it is recorded
clearly.
Landscape
Recording outdoors
The whole landscape
will be recorded vividly
without whiting out the
background sky,
which may be very
bright.
*1
Spotlight
Under a spotlight
Very bright subject is
recorded clearly.
*1
Low light
Dark room or
twilight
It can record very
clearly even in a dark
room or twilight.
*2
Night
portrait
Recording night
portrait
A subject and the
background are
recorded with near
real-life brightness.
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Effect
Recording night
scenery
You can record night
scenery vividly by
slowing the shutter
speed.
*2
Macro
Recording zooming
in on a flower etc.
This allows recording
at very close proximity
to the object of
recording.
*1
Normal
Other situations
Contrast is adjusted
automatically for clear
images.
Video recording only
Photo shooting only
HINT
i Depending on the recording conditions, the unit may not enter the desired
mode.
i Using a tripod is recommended in Night Portrait, Night Scenery and Low
Light modes.
i Faces may not be detected depending on the recording conditions, such
as when faces are of certain sizes or at certain tilts.
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SETUP
Night
scenery
*2
*1
*2
Scene
*2
SETUP
k Intelligent Auto Mode
When switching to Intelligent Auto Mode, the Auto White Balance and Auto
Focus operate and automatically adjust the colour balance and focusing.
Depending on the brightness of the subject etc., the aperture and shutter
speed are automatically adjusted for an optimum brightness.
i Colour balance and focus may not be adjusted automatically depending on
light sources or scenes. If so, manually adjust these settings.
Automatic white balance
The illustration shows the range over which Automatic white balance
functions.
10 000K
9 000K
8 000K
7 000K
2
6 000K
3
5 000K
1
4
4 000K
3 000K
5
6
7
2 000K
1 The effective range of
Automatic white balance
adjustment on this unit
2 Cloudy sky (rain)
3 Sunlight
4 White fluorescent lamp
5 Halogen light bulb
6 30-minute span just before and
after sunset
7 Incandescent light bulb
8 Sunrise or sunset
9 Candlelight
8
9
1 000K
If the automatic white balance is not functioning normally, adjust the white
balance manually. (page 87)
Auto focus
The unit focuses automatically.
i Auto focus does not work correctly in the following situations. Record
pictures in the Manual Focus Mode. (page 85)
h Recording distant and close-up objects at the same time
h Recording a subject through a dirty or dusty window
h Recording a subject that is surrounded by objects with glossy surfaces
or by highly reflective objects
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BASIC OPERATION
SHOOTING
BASIC OPERATION/SHOOTING
BEFORE TAKING PICTURES
For best results
Correct hold
Incorrect hold
A finger is blocking the
lens or flash.
<Holding the camera>
Example 1:
Example 2:
Grip the camera by
Grip the camera by
wrapping the fingers
wrapping the
of the right hand,
fingers of the right
from the little finger
hand, from the little
to the middle finger,
finger to the index
around the camera,
finger, around the
and hook the index
camera.
finger above the lens.
i To avoid dropping the camera, be sure to attach a handstrap.
Make sure that the lens and flash unit are not blocked by your fingers or the
handstrap. And do not block the built-in microphone on the monitor unit with
your hand.
<If the camera feels warm...>
i Due to the characteristics of the camera, the outer surface may
become warm during use, but this does not indicate a malfunction.
i If the camera starts to feel uncomfortably hot during use, you might
temporarily discontinue use until it cools down, or try holding it in your
other hand for a while.
Please use a tripod or other support when using the camera for a
long time.
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BASIC OPERATION/SHOOTING
Hold the camera securely, keeping your elbows close to your body and
making sure the camera is stable. When zooming in or out, you can minimize
the effects of camera shake by using your other hand on the monitor unit to
help stabilise the camera.
How to use the accessories
k Handstrap
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VIDEO RECORDING
1
3
Press the [@] button.
h Recording begins.
h It is not necessary to keep the
[@] button pressed while
recording.
h When the remaining recording
time available for the currently
recording video becomes 30
seconds or less, a countdown
of the remaining recording
time appears on the display.
h When the file size of the
current recording exceeds 4
GB, the file is saved once, and
recording begins in a new file.
(4-GB files are automatically
created (page 189).)
End the recording.
h Press the [@] button again
to stop recording.
h The elapsed recording time
returns to 000:00:00 each
time recording is stopped.
[@] button
BASIC OPERATION/SHOOTING
2
Turn on the camera (page 39),
and set it to the recording
mode (page 44).
h If the subject is a person, a
green double-frame appears
around the face (page 90).
Elapsed
recording time
(hours:minutes:
seconds)
2M
1080-30p
000:00:09
5
Available recording
time remaining
(seconds)
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TAKING PHOTOS
1
BASIC OPERATION/SHOOTING
Turn on the camera (page 39),
and set it to the recording
mode (page 44).
h If the subject is a person, a
green double-frame appears
around the face (page 90).
2
[O] button
Press the [O] button.
1 Press the [O] button
halfway.
h The autofocus operates,
and the image is focused
(focus lock).
2 Continue to gently press
the [O] button all the
way.
h The shutter releases and
the image is captured.
1
2
h You can view the captured
image on the LCD monitor
by keeping the [O]
button depressed when
you capture the image.
For shooting hi-speed burst, see
page 81.
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F3.5
1/30
Target mark
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BASIC OPERATION/SHOOTING
HINT
What is the camera focusing on?
Target mark
i A target mark & on the LCD monitor
shows the area the camera is
16M-S
focusing on.
i The camera automatically
determines the correct focus by
measuring from 9 different focus
points within the shooting area. If the
target mark is at a position that is
F3.5
different from the point you wish to
1/2
focus on, you can refocus, for
Camera shake icon
example, by changing the shooting
Shutter speed
angle.
Aperture
i The large target mark appears when
the camera focuses on a wide area
in the centre of the screen.
The focus and exposure can be locked
i By assigning an operation shortcut to an arrow key (page 92), you can set
the autofocus or the exposure to a fixed setting. When the exposure setting
is fixed, the
icon appears on the LCD monitor; when the autofocus
setting is fixed, the
icon appears on the LCD monitor.
i When the focus setting or scene mode setting (pages 82 and 85) is
changed, the focus lock and AE lock are released.
The shutter speed and aperture are displayed
i The shutter speed and aperture settings are shown on the Recording
Screen.
If the camera shake icon > appears...
i During photo shooting, if the shutter speed is slow and the possibility that
the image may be blurred due to camera shake becomes high, the camera
shake icon may appear on the LCD monitor. In this case, use a tripod to
stabilise the camera when shooting, or set the flash operation mode to
Auto (page 49).
i When shooting with the scene mode function set to the fireworks
mode, the camera shake icon always appears, but this is normal.
Does it seem to take a long time to save images?
i When shooting in dimly lit conditions, it may take some time to save the
data to the card.
Does the image in the LCD monitor appear to waver?
i When the [O] button is pressed halfway, the image in the LCD monitor
may waver vertically. This is the result of internal image processing and is
not a malfunction. This wavering is not recorded and will not affect your
images in any way.
Shoot a photo while recording a video
You can capture a photo (single frame) while recording a video.
1
While recording a video, when you see a scene you’d like to capture
a photo of, press the [O] button.
BASIC OPERATION/SHOOTING
HINT
i When shooting a photo while recording a video, the flash does not operate.
i The photo stabiliser (page 84) is inoperative.
i When the remaining video recording time becomes approximately
30 seconds, it will no longer be possible to capture a photo while recording
a video. The exact remaining recording time at which this occurs will differ
depending on the subject and on the recording size (page 81), as well as
on the recording mode setting (page 78).
About the recording size of photos
i The size of a photo captured during video recording depends on the video
recording size setting.
Video recording size setting
Photo recording size
(16:9)
(16:9)
[ (4:3)
h It is not possible to capture a photo while recording a video in the
mode.
h It is not possible to shoot hi-speed bursts.
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MACRO-PHOTOGRAPHY (ZOOM)
Your camera has two zoom functions: Optical zoom and Digital zoom
(page 53).
1
3
BASIC OPERATION/SHOOTING
2
Point the camera lens at the
subject.
Zoom switch
Push the zoom switch toward
[T/]] or [W/P] to compose
the desired image.
[T/]]: Zoom in on the subject.
[W/P]: Zoom out.
h When the zoom switch is
pushed, the zoom bar appears
on the LCD monitor.
Take the picture.
For video recording, see page 61.
For shooting photos (single), see
page 62.
For shooting hi-speed bursts, see
page 81.
Zoom bar
When both optical and
digital zoom are enabled
Optical zoom
Digital zoom (blue)
When optical zoom only
is enabled
Pointer
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BASIC OPERATION/SHOOTING
HINT
When recording videos at a high magnification
i When recording videos at a high magnification, a moving subject or
moving camera can cause camera shake, resulting in a distorted playback
image. This phenomenon is due to the characteristics of the MOS sensor
and is not a malfunction.
i It is recommended that you use a tripod to stabilise the camera when
recording videos at a high magnification.
i When the digital zoom is used, the picture quality becomes grainier as the
magnification increases.
i See page 194 regarding zoom magnification.
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SHOOTING UNDER WATER
This camera can be used underwater up to a depth of 3 m for up to 60 minutes
continuously. When shooting underwater, set the scene mode setting to
underwater
. This setting ensures the best colours and audio recording for
underwater photography (pages 49 and 82).
BASIC OPERATION/SHOOTING
Before using your camera underwater, be sure to read the sections
“IMPORTANT: ABOUT THE WATERPROOF PERFORMANCE OF THE
CAMERA” (page 8) and “MAINTENANCE AND WATERPROOF
PERFORMANCE” (pages 9 to 16) in this manual, and to follow the
instructions carefully. Incorrect use may cause water to leak into the
camera and damage it.
Capturing the best colours and audio when
shooting underwater (underwater mode)
1
Display Recording Menu 1 (page 45).
2
Select [SCENE MODE], and press the SET button.
3
Select the
4
icon, and press the SET button.
Press the MENU button.
h The Menu Screen is cancelled.
h Use the underwater mode only when shooting underwater.
h When recording underwater, the sound of the camera's motor (a
buzzing sound) is amplified. At the underwater mode setting, however,
an audio filter works to reduce the sound of the motor (the sound
quality is different from that when recorded in a scene mode other
than the underwater mode).
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After using in water
After using the camera in water, wash it with fresh water and dry it completely.
1
BASIC OPERATION/SHOOTING
2
3
Turn off the camera, and close the battery cover and terminal cover
securely.
Wash the camera with fresh water.
h Fill a shallow basin with fresh water, and immerse the closed camera for
about 10 minutes. Rotate the monitor unit several times to clean it
completely.
Dry the camera.
h Use a dry cloth to wipe off any drops adhering to the camera, and leave
it to dry completely in a well-ventilated place away from direct sunlight.
h Do not use a hair dryer or the like to dry the camera. Exposing the
camera to high temperatures may cause the camera and/or waterproof
seal to become deformed.
h If there is salt, for example, on the unit,
the hinge portion of the battery cover
or terminal cover may become white.
Hinge part
Wipe the affected area with a cotton
swab moistened with water until the
white deposit is removed. After wiping,
use the supplied brush to lightly brush
the area.
h If moisture adheres to the microphone
or speaker, the volume may decrease
and it may become difficult to hear the
audio. Place the camera so that the microphone and speaker are facing
downward to remove the water, then wipe away the moisture. Allow the
camera to dry for a while before using it again.
h Do not insert any pointed object in the microphone or speaker holes.
(Doing so may damage the internal waterproof sheet and impair the
waterproof functionality.)
HINT
i The sound cannot be recorded clearly when there is water inside the
microphone. Wipe off all droplets from the camera.
About the handstrap
i Wash the handstrap in fresh water after detaching it from the camera.
i After washing, leave it to dry in a place away from direct sunlight.
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PLAYBACK
BASIC OPERATION/PLAYBACK
PLAYING BACK VIDEOS AND
PHOTOS
1
3
Yellow frame
Select the image to play back.
h Use the arrow keys to move
the yellow frame to the file
you wish to play back.
h The image information for the
framed image is shown at the
bottom of the LCD monitor.
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ENTER
Press the SET button.
h The image you selected in
step 2 is displayed on the
LCD monitor.
h If a video was selected,
playback begins.
<Photo file: To return to the
screen to select playback
files>
Press [J].
100-0006
00:00:05
Image
information
HINT
i Photos can be rotated when they
are played back (pages 54 and
99).
i If you close the monitor unit,
playback stops and the camera
switches to the standby mode.
Arrow keys
SET button
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BASIC OPERATION/PLAYBACK
2
Set the camera to the playback mode (page 44).
Video playback operation
To do this...
Normal forward playback
Stop playback
Pause
Do this
Press the SET button.
During playback, press [J].
During playback, press the SET button or
press [I].
During accelerated playback, press [I].
BASIC OPERATION/PLAYBACK
To play back During forward
After pausing playback, press [H].
one image
playback
at a time
During reverse
(singleAfter pausing playback, press [G].
playback
frame step)
During forward
After pausing playback, press and hold [H].
playback
Slow
playback During reverse
After pausing playback, press and hold [G].
playback
Forward
During forward playback, press [H].
playback
h The forward playback speed changes each
time [H] is pressed.
(Maximum
To
Press [G] to resume normal playback speed.
15×)
accelerate
Reverse
During forward playback, press [G].
playback
playback
h The reverse playback speed changes each
(Maximum
time [G] is pressed.
15×)
Press [H] to resume normal playback speed.
Return to normal playback
Press the SET button.
speed
During playback, push the zoom switch toward
Louder
the [T/]] side.
Volume
adjustment
During playback, push the zoom switch toward
Softer
the [W/P] side.
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HINT
If the
appears on the Playback Screen...
i The
icon appears when playing back a file that was saved in
segments (page 190).
BASIC OPERATION/PLAYBACK
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How to save one frame from a video as a photo
1
2
Play back the video. Pause the playback at the point you wish to
“snap” a photo.
BASIC OPERATION/PLAYBACK
Press the [O] button.
h The screen to select the aspect ratio of the photo appears. Select the
desired aspect ratio, and press the SET button. Note, however, that if
the video aspect ratio is 4:3, you cannot select 16:9.
h The latest image number is assigned to the photo when it is saved.
HINT
The file size for a video is very large
i Therefore, be aware that if the video is uploaded to a computer to be
played back, the computer may not be able to play back the video fast
enough, making it appear jerky. (The video will always be displayed
properly on the camera LCD monitor or a television.)
If no audio is heard...
i The audio is not played back when the video is played back in the frameby-frame, slow-motion, fast playback or reverse playback mode.
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DELETING FILES
Deleted files cannot be restored, so delete files only after carefully checking
the contents.
Delete single/delete all/delete folder
2
BASIC OPERATION/PLAYBACK
1
Display the Playback Menu 1
DELETE
(page 45), select the delete
setting, and press the SET
DELETE SINGLE
button.
DELETE SELECTED
DELETE SINGLE:
DELETE ALL
Deletes one file at a time.
DELETE FOLDER
DELETE SELECTED:
Deletes the selected files
SET ENTER
(page 74).
DELETE ALL:
Deletes all files.
DELETE FOLDER:
Delete the folder and all the files in the folder.
Select the desired delete mode, and press the SET button.
h The Delete Confirmation Screen appears.
<DELETE SINGLE>
h Press [G] or [H] to select the file you wish to delete.
h There is no confirmation screen when deleting single files.
Please make sure that the displayed image is one you wish to
delete.
<DELETE ALL>
h Press [G] or [H] to confirm the files to delete.
<DELETE FOLDER>
h Press [I] or [J] to select the folder you wish to delete, and press the
SET button.
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BASIC OPERATION/PLAYBACK
Select [DELETE], and press the SET button.
<DELETE SINGLE>
h The currently displayed file is deleted.
h To delete other files, select the files, select [DELETE] and press the
SET button.
<DELETE ALL, DELETE FOLDER>
h The Delete Confirmation Screen again appears. To delete the files,
select [YES] and press the SET button. If [DELETE FOLDER] was
selected, select [YES] again and press the SET button, and the files
will be deleted.
Delete selected
Delete selected files.
1
2
Display the Playback Menu 1 (page 45), select the delete setting, and
press the SET button.
Select [DELETE SELECTED], and
press the SET button.
h The screen to select files to
delete appears.
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Select an image you wish to delete.
h Use the arrow keys to move the yellow frame to the file you wish to
delete.
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6
Press the [O] button or [@] button.
h The Delete Confirmation Screen appears.
Select [YES], and press the SET button.
h The selected files are deleted.
HINT
i Files that are protected from accidental delete cannot be deleted. To delete
protected files, set the protect setting for the files to off (page 97), and then
follow the file delete procedure.
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BASIC OPERATION/PLAYBACK
5
Press the SET button.
h The selected file is marked with the delete icon [>].
h Up to 100 files can be selected.
h To cancel a delete selection and remove the delete icon from a file,
move the yellow frame to the marked file and press the SET button.
PLAYBACK MODES
21-image display playback
BASIC OPERATION/PLAYBACK
1
2
3
Display the image you wish to play back.
h The 8-image display appears.
Push the zoom switch toward the
[W/P] side.
h The 21-image display appears.
h While the 21-image display is
shown, you can push the zoom
switch toward the [T/]] side to
change to the 8-image display,
and push it again toward the [T/
]] side to change to the singleimage display.
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Select the image to play back.
h Use the arrow keys to move the yellow frame to the desired image,
and press the SET button.
h If the zoom switch is pushed toward the [W/P] side while the 21image display is shown, the display changes to the screen to select
the playback folder (page 125).
HINT
Photo playback:
In step 2, press the SET button to display the selected photo on the LCD
monitor.
Video playback:
In step 2, press the SET button to play the selected video.
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Magnifying (zooming in) the image (photos only)
1
2
Display a photo.
105%
SAVE
SET
100%
Move
HINT
The magnified portion of the image can be saved as a separate image
i Press the [O] button. The magnified portion is saved as a new photo.
i The image size of the saved photo of the magnified portion will be smaller
than that of the original photo.
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BASIC OPERATION/PLAYBACK
Push the zoom switch toward the
[T/]] side.
h Magnification is enabled.
h The image is magnified, and the
central portion of image is
displayed.
h For a photo that was captured
with the face tracking function
enabled (page 90), the detected
face is in the centre of the
magnified image.
h Use the arrow keys to view
different parts of the magnified
image.
To magnify:
Magnification increases each time the
zoom switch is pushed toward the [T/
]] side.
To return to normal size:
Magnification decreases each time
the zoom switch is pushed toward the
[W/P] side.
h Press the SET button to return to the
normal (100%) view.
ADVANCED OPERATION
SHOOTING
ADVANCED OPERATION/SHOOTING
RECORDING MENU 1
To access and use the Menu Screen, see page 45 to 47.
Recording mode setting (page 48)
ADVANCED OPERATION/SHOOTING
When recording a video, smoother motion and better image clarity can be
achieved by a higher pixel rate (resolution) and a faster frame rate. However,
the file size will also be proportionately larger, requiring longer times to edit
and store (page 55). It is recommended that you adjust the settings to those
suitable for the desired purpose. Note that this menu is also used for
recording audio only files.
HINT
About recording in the
mode
i Use this mode when using a Mac computer for playing back and editing.
When editing videos...
i In order for videos to be spliced, they must have been recorded in the
same mode.
i Videos that were recorded in different modes cannot be spliced.
Playback of a video that was recorded in the
mode.
i In some cases it may not be possible to play back videos recorded in this
mode even on other devices equipped with this mode.
About the compatibility of recorded videos
i This unit does not support non-MP4-compatible devices. Playback is not
possible on devices that are not MP4 compatible, so please check the
user’s manual for your device to confirm its compatibility.
i In some cases, playback may not be possible on an MP4-compatible
device. In this case, please use the camera for playback.
Concerning recordable time and image quality
i See page 189.
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k Recording
1
3
Press the [@] button.
h Audio recording begins.
h During audio recording, <
appears in the LCD monitor.
h It is not necessary to continue
pressing the [@] button while
recording.
h When the remaining recording
time available for the currently
recording video becomes 30
seconds or less, a countdown of
the remaining recording time
appears on the display.
Remaining recordable time
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2
Select <, and press the SET
button.
h The audio recording mode is
enabled.
h The menu display is cancelled if
the MENU button is pressed.
Elapsed recording time
0.3M
000:00:06
Turns red
End the audio recording.
h Press the [@] button again to stop recording.
h The elapsed recording time returns to 000:00:00 each time recording
is stopped.
HINT
You can capture a photo during an audio recording
i Press the [O] button during audio recording to capture a [ photo.
Maximum audio recording time?
i When the recording mode setting is set to audio < and the recording exceeds
about 5 hours, the recorded file is saved and the audio recording ends.
i If you close the monitor unit, audio recording stops and the camera
switches to the standby mode.
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k Audio playback
1
Select an audio file (: icon), and press the SET button.
h Playback begins.
To do this...
Normal
playback
Do this
Start
playback
Press the SET button.
Pause
Press the SET button.
Press [I].
ADVANCED OPERATION/SHOOTING
Stop
playback
Press [J].
Fast
forward
(Maximum
15×)
During playback, Press [H].
Each time [H] is pressed, the speed
increases. If [G] is pressed, during fast
forward, the speed decreases.
Fast
Fast
reverse
forward/
(Maximum
fast reverse 15×)
During playback, press [G].
Each time [G] is pressed, the speed
increases. If [H] is pressed, during fast
reverse, the speed decreases.
Volume
adjustment
Pause
Press [I].
Return to
normal
playback
Press the SET button.
Louder
During playback, push the zoom switch
toward the [T/]] side.
Softer
During playback, push the zoom switch
toward the [W/P] side.
HINT
If no audio is heard...
i The audio is not played back when the audio recording is played back in
the fast playback or fast reverse mode.
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Recorded pixels (page 48)
For photos, you can select either the 4:3 or 16:9 horizontal to vertical aspect
ratio. This menu is also used for shooting hi-speed bursts.
Hi-Speed Burst
1
2
Select C or t, and press the SET button.
h The menu display is cancelled if the MENU button is pressed.
HINT
What is the maximum number of images in a hi-speed burst sequence?
C: 8 shots
t: 20 shots
i If you continue shooting even after the maximum number of images has
been captured, recording does not stop.
i If you continue shooting after the maximum number of images has been
captured, the photos are saved extending backward from the last photo
captured.
Press the
During recording, images are temporarily
[O] button. recorded in the built-in memory.
Release the
[O] button.
Perfect shot
Not saved
Images are recorded (maximum number of
images) starting from this point.
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Press the [O] button.
h Shooting begins. Shooting continues as long as the [O] button is
kept pressed.
When the self-timer is used...
i Shooting stops automatically after the maximum number of images has
been captured.
About the focus when shooting hi-speed bursts
i When a hi-speed burst is captured, the autofocus operates when the [O]
button is pressed halfway, fixing the focus.
Can the flash be used?
i The flash does not operate when shooting hi-speed bursts.
Scene mode setting (page 49)
You can select from various preset settings (aperture, shutter speed, etc.) for
specific shooting conditions.
ADVANCED OPERATION/SHOOTING
HINT
i To return to normal photography, select
from the scene mode menu,
and press the SET button.
i A table showing the limitations for settings corresponding to scene mode
icons other than
is on page 180.
Scene mode characteristics
Low light
mode
iThe shutter speed will be faster than 1/15 sec (when recording video).
Sunset
/fireworks
/landscape
/night scenery
/night
portrait
modes
iWhen shooting a nearby subject, the image may appear blurry.
Fireworks
mode
iThe shutter speed is 1/30 sec (when recording video).
iIf shooting in bright surroundings, the image may appear whitish.
Night scenery
/night portrait
modes
iIt is recommended that a tripod be used.
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Self-timer setting (page 49)
By assigning an operation shortcut to an arrow key (page 92), you can set the
self-timer from the Recording Screen.
HINT
To cancel the self-timer function...
i If the [O] button or [@] button is pressed again before the shutter is
released, the self-timer countdown is cancelled.
i For video photography, recording does not stop automatically.
i The self-timer is automatically reset to off N after recording is ended and
the camera turned off.
ADVANCED OPERATION/SHOOTING
When x is selected...
i When the [O] button or [@] button is
pressed, the status indicator will blink for
about 10 seconds, and then the image
is captured. Also, the countdown
indication shown in the illustration to the
right appears on the LCD monitor.
When y is selected...
i When the [O] button or [@] button is
pressed, the status indicator will blink
and the indication shown in the
illustration to the right appears on the
LCD monitor to indicate when the
shutter will release.
<2 seconds before>
<1 second before>
Shutter release
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RECORDING MENU 2
To access and use the Menu Screen, see page 45 to 47.
Motion compensation (image stabiliser) setting
(page 51)
Your camera can minimize a jittery picture by compensating for unintentional
hand motion.
ADVANCED OPERATION/SHOOTING
HINT
If the motion compensation does not seem to be working...
i Due to the mechanical characteristics of this function, it may not be
possible for the camera to compensate for violent motion.
i If the digital zoom (page 53) is being used, the large magnification factor
may make it difficult for the motion compensation function to work correctly.
i When the scene mode function is set to night portrait
, low light
,
night scenery
or fireworks
, the motion compensation effect may
be insignificant.
i When the optical zoom is used or when the autofocus is operating, the
image may appear to waver, but this is not a malfunction.
When motion compensation is enabled,
i The following icons are shown on the LCD monitor:
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The video stabiliser is active
The photo stabiliser is active
Both the video stabiliser and the photo stabiliser are
active
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Focus setting (page 51)
How to use the manual focus
1
2
Select -, and press the SET
button.
h The focus adjustment bar
appears.
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HINT
About the macro mode
i When the focus range is set to macro
, the zoom is temporarily set to
the wide end.
i By assigning an operation shortcut to an arrow key (page 92), you can
change the focus setting from the Recording Screen.
i In some cases it may be difficult for the auto focus to work.
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Press [G] or [H] to adjust the
focus, and press the SET button.
h The focus is set, and you are
returned to the Recording
Screen.
ISO sensitivity setting (page 51)
With the initial settings, the ISO sensitivity is automatically set according to
the brightness of the subject. However, the ISO sensitivity can be set to a
fixed setting.
HINT
i By setting a higher ISO sensitivity, you can set faster shutter speeds and
capture images in darker locations, but noise in the captured images may
increase or the images may be irregular.
i By assigning an operation shortcut to an arrow key (page 92), you can
change the ISO setting from the Recording Screen.
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White balance setting (page 51)
This camera automatically adjusts the white balance under most lighting
conditions. However, if you want to specify the lighting conditions or change
the overall tone of the image, the white balance can be manually set.
How to use the “white set”
1
2
Fill the entire screen with a plain white card (or piece of paper, etc.).
HINT
To cancel the white balance setting
i Select >, and then press the SET button.
If the colour or brightness of the screen changes, if bands appear on
the screen, or if the LCD monitor flickers during indoor photography...
i When shooting under fluorescent lighting, sodium-vapor lighting, mercury
lighting, etc., the colour and/or brightness of the screen may change, or
horizontal bands may appear across the screen. This is not a malfunction.
Reset the white balance in the following cases.
h When there is a change in the lighting, or the recording location is
changed
i If the colours in the image are not correct, confirm that the white balance
setting matches the actual light source.
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Select the
icon, and press the SET button.
h This completes the white balance setting.
h The LCD monitor display momentarily goes dark, and then you are
returned to the Recording Menu. If the
icon shows on the
Recording Menu, it indicates that the white balance setting was
completed.
RECORDING MENU 3
To access and use the Menu Screen, see page 45 to 47.
Exposure setting (page 53)
The shutter speed and aperture size can be set individually.
1
ADVANCED OPERATION/SHOOTING
2
88
Select the desired icon from the
exposure menu, and press the
SET button.
<If T, g or , was
selected>
1 If , is selected, press [I]
or [J] to select aperture value
F3.5
or shutter speed.
1/1000
2 Press [G] or [H] to change
the setting for the selected
Shutter speed
parameter.
Aperture
<Setting ranges>
Aperture: F3.5 to F8.0
Shutter speed: 2S (2 sec) to 1/1500 (1/1500 sec)
* When the aperture is other than F8.0, the shutter speed range is 2S
to 1/1000.
* When the aperture priority g is set to F8.0, the shutter speed range
is 2S to 1/1500.
* Depending on the zoom magnification, the aperture value (F-number)
may not be displayed.
Press the SET button.
h This completes the exposure setting.
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HINT
i To prevent the effects of camera shake at slow shutter speeds, it is
recommended to use a tripod or other method to stabilise the camera.
i A slow shutter speed may be useful for Taking pictures in a darker
environment, but noise in the image may be increased.
i If the exposure setting is set to T, g or H, by assigning an operation
shortcut to an arrow key (page 92), you can select the T, g or H
exposure setting from the Recording Screen.
i The exposure setting automatically becomes @ if the scene mode
function is active.
When shooting a hi-speed burst...
i The shutter speed will be faster than 1/30 sec.
When recording a video...
i Even if the shutter speed is set to slower than 1/29 sec, the shutter speed
will be 1/30 sec.
Subject tracking settings (page 53)
Adjust the settings to automatically target a specific colour with the colour
tracking function, or capture sharp face shots with the face tracking function.
Shooting with the face tracking function
1
Set the face tracking setting to
.
h When the face tracking function is activated, a double green frame
appears superimposed on the face in the centre of the LCD monitor.
h Each of the other faces is framed by a single green frame.
ADVANCED OPERATION/SHOOTING
<When shooting photos>
2
3
Press the [O] button halfway.
h The double green frame changes to orange.
Press the [O] button.
h Gently press the [O] button all the way to capture the photo.
<When recording videos>
2
Press the [@] button.
h Recording begins.
HINT
About recording with the subject tracking
i The tracking function may not work when the subject in the LCD monitor is
relatively small or appears dark.
i If the scene mode function setting was fireworks
, landscape
or
night scenery
, it automatically changes to
.
i The focus mode changes to 9-point range finder
, and the metering
mode changes to multi n.
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Shooting with the colour tracking function
(photos only)
1
2
Move the target mark to the desired subject, and press the SET
button.
h When the subject is successfully targeted, a target frame icon (blue
…) appears superimposed on the subject.
<To cancel the colour tracking operation>
h While the target frame icon is displayed, press the SET button.
<If the subject is not successfully targeted>
h The target frame icon (red …) continues to be displayed. Press the
SET button once more, and try to engage the target again.
Press the [O] button.
h The image is captured at the moment the [O] button is pressed.
HINT
If the target frame turns red...
i The target frame turns red if it has lost track of the subject. It will turn blue
when the subject is successfully targeted again.
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3
Set the colour tracking setting to
.
h A target mark (+) appears in the centre of the LCD monitor.
Shortcut setting (page 53)
Assign functions (operation shortcuts) to the arrow keys when they are
pressed while the Recording Screen is displayed.
1
ADVANCED OPERATION/SHOOTING
2
92
Select [SHORTCUTS], and
press the SET button.
: Assign the function when [I]
is pressed.
: Assign the function when [J]
is pressed.
: Assign the function when [G]
is pressed.
: Assign the function when [H]
is pressed.
RECOMMENDED SETTINGS:
The most commonly used
settings are automatically
assigned.
SHORTCUTS
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
RECOMMENDED SETTINGS
SET
ENTER
Arrow keys
Select the arrow key to which you wish to assign the function, and
press the SET button.
h The screen to assign a function to the key appears.
AF LOCK: Lock the focus (page 63).
AE LOCK: Lock the exposure setting (page 63).
FOCUS: Set the focus (page 85). (This operation shortcut can be
assigned only to the
or
key.)
m FLASH: Set the flash operation (page 49).
) EXP COMPENSATION: Adjust the exposure (page 95).
s ISO:
Set the ISO sensitivity (pages 51 and 86).
O SELF TIMER: Set the self-timer (page 83).
H EXPOSURE: Set the exposure value for the exposure setting
(page 88).
PHOTO VIEW: Select the desired field of view (photo view or video
view) for the Recording Standby Screen display.
When “photo view” is selected, a frame to show the
field of view during video recording appears.
OFF: No operation shortcut is assigned to the key.
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Video recording area
<Photo view>
4
Press [I] or [J].
h Display the function you wish to assign to the key.
Press the SET button.
h The selected function is
assigned to the key, and you are
returned to the Shortcuts
Screen.
h To assign functions to the other
keys, repeat steps 2 through 4.
SHORTCUTS
PHOTO VIEW
FOCUS
FLASH
SELF TIMER
RECOMMENDED SETTINGS
SET ENTER
<When [RECOMMENDED
SETTINGS] is selected>
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Press the MENU button.
h The screen to confirm the
shortcut settings appears, and
then you are returned to the
Recording Menu.
h This completes the shortcuts
setting.
<To confirm the assigned
shortcuts>
h On the screen in step 1, press
the MENU button, and the
screen to confirm the shortcut
settings appears.
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Exposure compensation
By assigning the exposure compensation operation shortcut to an arrow key
(page 92), you can make the image lighter or darker when capturing images.
1
2
Press the arrow key to which the
operation shortcut was
assigned.
h The exposure compensation bar
appears.
Press [G] or [H] to adjust the
exposure.
h The exposure compensation
numerical value is shown at the
left end of the exposure
compensation bar.
h The exposure compensation
can be set to a value from
–1.8 to +1.8.
h The exposure compensation bar
is cancelled when the MENU
button or the SET button is
pressed.
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3
Assign the operation shortcut to
the SET button (page 92).
0.0
Pointer
Exposure compensation bar
HINT
The exposure compensation setting is cancelled in the following cases:
i When the pointer is set to ±0.0.
i When the camera is set to the playback mode.
i After the power is turned off.
i When the camera is set to the standby mode.
i When the scene mode is changed.
i When the USB cable is inserted or removed.
i Intelligent Auto mode is activated or deactivated.
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PLAYBACK
ADVANCED OPERATION/PLAYBACK
PLAYBACK MENU 1
To access and use the Menu Screen, see page 45 to 47.
Slideshow settings (page 54)
Specify the settings for playing back files continuously in a “slideshow” format.
In a slideshow of photos, you can set the transition time, transition effects and
BGM.
Changing a setting
ADVANCED OPERATION/PLAYBACK
1
2
3
Select the item you wish to
change, and press the SET
button.
Press [I] or [J] to change the
setting.
SLIDESHOW
ALL
MODE
SHORT
SLIDES INTERVAL
EFFECT SETUP
OFF
MUSIC SELECT
START
SET ENTER
Press the SET button.
Begin the slideshow
1
Select [START] and press the SET button.
h Slideshow playback begins.
h To stop slideshow playback, press an operation button. (Playback also
stops if the zoom switch is pushed.)
HINT
BGM for videos?
i The capture date of edited images changes to the date that the files are
saved.
BGM volume?
i Adjust the volume before beginning the slideshow (page 54).
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File protect setting (page 54)
Prevent accidental erasure of image and audio files.
Protect files one by one
1
2
4
Select [PROTECT] and press the SET button.
Select [PROTECT SINGLE] and
press the SET button.
h [LOCK] appears.
h If the protect mode has already
been enabled for the file, then
[UNLOCK] appears.
Select [LOCK] and press the SET
button.
h The protect mode is set for the
file.
h The protect mark
indicates
that the file is locked.
PROTECT
LOCK
RETURN
SET ENTER
HINT
i Even if the protect mode is set for certain files, they will be deleted if the
card is reformatted.
To select a different image in step 3...
i Press [G] or [H].
To cancel the protect mode for a file...
i Display the desired file and repeat steps 1 to 3, select [UNLOCK], and
press the SET button. The protect mark
will disappear and the protect
mode is cancelled.
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3
Display the file that you want to protect from accidental erasure, and
display the Playback Menu 1 (page 45).
Protect selected files
Select multiple files to protect.
1
Display the Playback Menu 1 (page 45).
2
Select [PROTECT] and press the SET button.
3
ADVANCED OPERATION/PLAYBACK
Select [PROTECT SELECTED]
and press the SET button.
h Use the arrow keys to move the
yellow frame to the file you wish
to protect.
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Press the SET button.
h The selected file is marked with the protect icon
.
h To cancel a protect selection and remove the protect icon from a file,
move the yellow frame to the marked file and press the SET button.
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Captured photos can be rotated to the correct orientation for viewing.
HINT
i An image for which the protect mode has been enabled cannot be rotated.
To rotate a protected image, cancel the protect mode before beginning the
rotate image procedure (page 97).
Resize (page 54)
HINT
Why can not the image be resized?
i An image can be resized only to a smaller (or the same) size, not to a
larger size.
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A captured image can be resized to a smaller size and saved as a separate
image.
You can set the size to 1600×1200 pixels or 640×480 pixels.
The latest image number is assigned to the photo when it is saved.
PLAYBACK MENU 2
To access and use the Menu Screen, see page 45 to 47.
Correcting red-eye (page 55)
Repair the red-eye effect in photos to make the eyes appear more natural.
In the case of [SAVE AS NEW], the latest image number is assigned to the
photo when it is saved.
ADVANCED OPERATION/PLAYBACK
HINT
If the “Red-eye correction not successful” message appears...
i The camera was not able to successfully repair the image.
i The correction function works to automatically edit flaws that the camera
detects in captured images. In some cases, the camera may fail to correctly
repair a flaw.
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Editing videos (page 55)
You can trim away unwanted portions from a video and save it as a new video
(video trimming [extracting]). You can also join videos together and save them
as one separate clip (“splicing”).
Procedure to trim (extract) a portion of a video
1
Specify the frames
(1, 2) where the
video is to be split.
2
B
C
J
Extract the specified portion.
[Two ways to split the
video]
i Trim away portions
A and C, and save
portion B.
i Delete portion B,
and join portions A
and C.
i The original
video is not
affected.
(You can also choose to erase the original video when the new is saved.)
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A
Procedure to splice videos
Specify the video that will come first.
J
Specify the video clip that you wish to
append (splice).
ADVANCED OPERATION/PLAYBACK
J
Splice the videos.
i The videos are spliced.
i The original videos are not affected.
(You can also choose to erase the
original videos when the new video is
saved.)
When editing videos...
i When editing videos, do not turn off the camera, as doing so may erase
the original video.
i As the number or size of the videos increases, the card memory may
become full, making it impossible to edit or save the videos. In this case,
you will need to free some of the memory on the card by deleting files that
are no longer necessary (pages 54 and 73).
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Video trimming (extracting)
1
2
Select the video to be trimmed from the 8-image display.
h Move the yellow frame to the video you wish to trim (page 69).
Display the Playback Menu 2
(page 45), select [EDIT VIDEO],
and press the SET button.
EDIT VIDEO
SET ENTER
3
Select [SPLIT] and press the SET
button.
h The Split Screen appears.
Start point
SPLIT
00:00:10
SAVE
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SPLIT
SPLICE
4
ADVANCED OPERATION/PLAYBACK
Specify the start point of the extract.
h Play the video until approximately the desired point, pause the video
then play the video one frame at a time, stopping at the start point of
the extract. This will be the first frame of the extract.
h If the start point of the video is also the start point of the extract,
proceed to step 5.
<Procedure>
Play:
After pausing playback, press and hold [H] for about 2 seconds for
forward playback, or [G] for reverse playback.
Pause:
During playback, press the SET button.
Accelerated playback:
During playback, press [G] or [H] to change the playback speed.
Single frame:
After pausing playback, press [H] to move forward one frame, or [G]
to move back one frame.
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Press the [O] button or [@]
button.
h A screen appears for you to
select either to save the edited
video as a new (separate) file, or
to delete the original video and
replace it with the edited video.
SAVE AS NEW:
The edited video will be saved as
a new file. The original video
remains unchanged.
OVERWRITE:
The original video will be deleted.
Only the edited video will be
saved.
REVIEW CLIP:
Play back the edited video before
saving it.
SPLIT
SAVE AS NEW
OVERWRITE
REVIEW CLIP
SET
ENTER
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6
Press [I].
Approximate playback time
h The start point of the video
extract is set, and the screen to
SPLIT
00:00:06
specify the end point appears.
h Specify the end point of the
extract by following the same
procedure as in step 4.
<When joining the first and latter
portions>
SAVE
1 Press [J].
h Each time [J] is pressed, the
End point
sections to delete and the
sections to save are
Portion
to
be
deleted
(Black)
reversed.
2 Specify the end point of the
extract. The frame following the
end point of the extract will be
the start point of the latter portion
to be joined.
7
Select the desired option, and press the SET button.
h Editing starts.
h When editing videos, do not turn off the camera, as doing so may
erase the original video.
h When editing ends, you are returned to the Playback Menu.
ADVANCED OPERATION/PLAYBACK
HINT
i You will not be able to overwrite the file if the original file is protected.
i If the “CARD FULL.” or “Built-in Memory full.” message appears, you will
need to free some of the memory by deleting files that you do not need to
keep.
i Audio files cannot be trimmed.
Playback volume?
i Adjust the volume before beginning editing (page 70).
In case of prolonged recording...
i During the editing of lengthy videos, the time to process the large amount
of data can become quite long. To avoid problems caused by the battery
pack becoming depleted in the middle of video editing, before starting to
edit be sure that a sufficiently charged battery pack is installed in the
camera, or connect the AC adaptor.
i It is recommended that a computer (HD Writer VE 1.0) be used to edit long
videos.
i Videos shorter than 1 second cannot be edited.
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Splicing (joining) videos
HINT
i Videos that were recorded in different modes cannot be spliced.
1
Display the Playback Menu 2
(page 45), select [EDIT VIDEO],
and press the SET button.
EDIT VIDEO
SET
2
Select [SPLICE] and press the
SET button.
h The 8-image playback display for
videos appears.
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ENTER
Move the yellow frame to the
video you wish to splice, and
press the SET button.
h The specified video is labeled
with a number.
h Up to 9 videos can be selected.
h The splice order follows the
order in which the numbers are
assigned.
h To cancel a selection and
remove the number label from a
video, select the video and press
the SET button.
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Assigned number
1
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SET
UNLOCK
Approx. playback time
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SPLIT
SPLICE
4
ADVANCED OPERATION/PLAYBACK
5
Press the [O] button or [@]
button.
h A screen appears for you to
select either to save the spliced
video as a new (separate) file, or
to delete the original videos and
replace them with the joined
video.
SAVE AS NEW:
The spliced video clip will be saved
as a new file. The original videos
remain unchanged.
OVERWRITE:
The original videos will be deleted.
Only the joined video will be saved.
REVIEW CLIP:
Play back the spliced video before
saving it.
SPLICE
SAVE AS NEW
OVERWRITE
REVIEW CLIP
SET ENTER
Select the desired option, and press the SET button.
h Editing starts.
h When editing videos, do not turn off the camera, as doing so may
erase the original video.
h When editing ends, you are returned to the Playback Menu.
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HINT
i If the file size of the video after editing exceeds 4 GB, it is not possible to
either “SAVE AS NEW” or “OVERWRITE”.
i You will not be able to overwrite the file if the original file is protected. If you
want it to be erased, you will need to first remove the protection (page 97).
i If the “CARD FULL.” or “Built-in Memory full” message appears, you will
need to free some of the memory by deleting files that you do not need to
keep.
i Audio files cannot be spliced.
Playback volume?
i Adjust the volume before beginning editing (page 70).
In case of prolonged recording...
i During the editing of lengthy videos, the time to process the large amount
of data can become quite long. To avoid problems caused by the battery
pack becoming depleted in the middle of video editing, before starting to
edit be sure that a sufficiently charged battery pack is installed in the
camera, or connect the AC adaptor.
i It is recommended that a computer (HD Writer VE 1.0) be used to edit long
videos.
Copy (page 55)
Files can be copied from the built-in memory to the SD card.
1
2
ADVANCED OPERATION/PLAYBACK
3
Display Playback Menu 2, select [COPY], and press the SET button.
h The Copy Screen appears.
Select the desired option, and press the SET button.
[COPY SINGLE]: Copy files one at a time.
[COPY SELECTED]: Copy selected files (page 111).
[COPY ALL]: Copy all the files.
<If [COPY SINGLE] was selected>
h Use the arrow keys to select the file you wish to copy.
h Proceed to step 3.
<If [COPY ALL] was selected>
h Press the SET button to begin copying.
h When copying is completed, you are returned to the Playback Menu.
Select [COPY], and press the SET button.
h Copying begins.
h To continue copying files, press [G] or [H] to display the desired file to
copy, select [COPY], and press the SET button.
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Copying selected files
Copy multiple selected files.
1
2
3
Select [COPY SELECTED], and press the SET button.
h The screen to select files appears.
Use the arrow keys to move the yellow frame to a file you wish to
copy, and press the SET button.
h A checkmark is superimposed on the selected file.
h To deselect a file, move the yellow frame to the file, and press the SET
button.
Press the [O] button or [@] button.
h Copying begins.
h When copying is completed, you are returned to the Playback Menu.
HINT
i To make optimum use of the capacity of the SD card or built-in memory,
you can select specific portions of videos to copy by using the video
trimming feature (page 103).
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ADVANCED OPERATION/PLAYBACK
4
Display Playback Menu 2, select [COPY], and press the SET button.
h The Copy Screen appears.
FILE INFO DISPLAY
You can check what the settings were when a file was recorded with your
camera.
1
2
ADVANCED OPERATION/PLAYBACK
3
Set the camera to the playback mode (page 44).
Select the image for which you wish to display the information.
h Toggle the SET button up, down, left or right to move the yellow frame
to the file you wish to play back.
Press the MENU button for
at least 1 second.
h The Information Screen
appears.
h If the MENU button is
pressed again, the
Information Screen is
cancelled.
1 Recording mode/
recorded pixels
settings
2 Image or sound
number
3 Protect setting
4 File size
5 Video or audio
recording time
6 Exposure
compensation setting
7 Aperture value
8 Shutter speed
9 Remaining battery
charge
0 Date and time of image
A ISO sensitivity setting
B Indicates location of
saved file (SD card or
built-in memory)
1
100-0001
1080-30p
7.3MB
00:00:03
1920x1080 30p
MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
20.12.2011 19:30
0
9
<Video file>
8
1
100-0002
2M
1600x1200
IRIS
SHUTTER
EXPOSE
ISO
20.12.2011 19:30
0
F3.5
1/125
+0.3
400
987KB
2
3
4
7
B
6
A
9
<Photo file>
100-0003
1
250KB
00:00:03
AAC
20.12.2011 19:30
0
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2
3
4
5
B
<Audio file>
2
3
4
5
B
9
OPTION SETTINGS
OPTION SETTINGS
DISPLAY THE OPTION SETTING
MENU
The camera settings are executed via the Option Setting Menu.
1
Turn on the camera, and press
the MENU button.
RECORDING MENU 1
1 REC MODE
2 PICTURE SIZE
3
1
2
3
SCENE MODE
COLOUR MODE
FLASH
SELF TIMER
SET ENTER
1080-30p
16M-S
Option tab
Select an Option tab (1, 2 or 3).
h The Option Setting Menu
appears.
h If you press [H], the screen to
select a setting to change
appears.
1
2
3
1
2
3
OPTION SETTINGS
2
OPTION MENU 1
CLOCK SET
ALERT SOUND
DISPLAY
ECONOMY
BRIGHTNESS
ENTER
To access a Setting Screen
3
Press [I] or [J] to select the item you wish to set, and press the SET
button.
h The Setting Screen for the selected item appears.
h To return to the Menu Screen, press the MENU button.
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INTRODUCTION TO THE OPTION
SETTING MENU
Tab 1
1
2
3
OPTION SETTINGS
1
2
3
OPTION MENU 1
CLOCK SET
ALERT SOUND
DISPLAY
ECONOMY
BRIGHTNESS
1
2
3
4
5
ENTER
6
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4 ECONOMY setting (page 40)
h Specify the elapsed period of
inactivity before the sleep
mode (to conserve battery
power) is activated.
BATTERY: REC:
Set the elapsed time before
the sleep mode is activated
in the recording mode when
using power from the battery.
BATTERY: PLAY:
Set the elapsed time before
the sleep mode is activated
in the playback mode when
using power from the battery.
AC: REC/PLAY:
Set the elapsed time before
the sleep mode is activated
in the recording or playback
mode when using power
from the AC adaptor.
5 BRIGHTNESS setting
h Adjust the brightness of the
camera’s LCD monitor display.
6 Remaining battery charge
display (page 131)
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OPTION SETTINGS
1 CLOCK SET setting (page 41)
h Set the camera’s clock.
2 ALERT SOUND setting
h Settings for the types and
volume of the camera’s
operation sounds.
TURN ON/OFF:
Mute or enable the sounds
when the camera is turned
on or off.
SHUTTER:
Select the sound that is
produced when the [O]
button is pressed.
KEY SW:
Select the sound that is
produced when the SET
button, MENU button, etc.
are pressed.
OPERATION VOL:
Adjust the volume of the
operation sounds.
ALL OFF:
The operation sounds are
disabled.
OPERATION SOUNDS ON:
The operation sounds are
enabled.
3 INFO DISPLAY setting
h Specify the information to
display on the LCD monitor.
ON:
Display the capture date and
playback time (videos).
OFF:
Do not display the capture
date or playback time.
Tab 2
OPTION MENU 2
LANGUAGE
TV OUTPUT
INITIAL SET
1
FORMAT
2
3
ENTER
1
2
3
1
2
3
4
5
OPTION SETTINGS
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OPTION SETTINGS
1 LANGUAGE setting
h Select the language in which
the LCD monitor messages
are displayed.
2 TV OUTPUT setting (page 120)
3 INITIAL SET
h Reset the camera settings to
the factory-preset settings.
h The following settings do not
change with this procedure:
Date and time setting
Language setting
4 FORMAT (page 128)
FORMAT:
Logical format of the SD
card or the built-in memory is
executed.
DELETE DATA:
Physical format of the SD
card or the built-in memory is
executed.
5 Remaining battery charge
display (page 131)
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Tab 3
1
2
3
OPTION MENU 3
REC FOLDER
FILE NO. CONT'D
1, 2
3
1
2
3
ENTER
4
OPTION SETTINGS
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1 REC FOLDER setting
(page 124)
(when the recording mode is
active)
h Select a folder to record to.
2 PLAYBACK FOLDER setting
(page 125)
(when the playback mode is
active)
h Select a folder to play back.
3 FILE NO. CONT’D setting
(page 126)
4 Remaining battery charge
display (page 131)
OPTION SETTINGS
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TV output setting (page 117)
Specify the type of image signal that is output from your camera’s USB/AV
terminal.
1
OPTION SETTINGS
2
Select [TV OUTPUT], and press
the SET button.
TV SYSTEM:
Set the type of TV signal that is
output from the USB/AV terminal.
TV ASPECT:
Set the TV’s aspect ratio.
HDMI:
Set the signal that is output from
the HDMI terminal.
VIERA Link:
Set the VIERA Link function.
TV OUTPUT
TV SYSTEM
TV ASPECT
HDMI
VIERA Link
PAL
16:9
AUTO
ON
SET ENTER
Select the desired setting, and press the SET button.
h The screen to change the parameter for the selected setting appears.
<If [TV SYSTEM] is selected>
NTSC: Outputs NTSC video signals.
PAL: Outputs PAL video signals.
<If [TV ASPECT] is selected>
16:9: Use this setting when a TV having an aspect ratio of 16:9 is
connected.
4:3: Use this setting when a TV having an aspect ratio of 4:3 is
connected.
<If [HDMI] is selected>
AUTO: The camera automatically determines the appropriate setting.
720p: Choose this setting if the video was recorded in the
or
mode.
1080i: Choose this setting if the video was recorded in the
or
mode.
480p: Choose this setting if the video was recorded in the
mode.
h Does not work with 480i connector.
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<If [VIERA Link] is selected>
ON:
Use the VIERA Link.
OFF: Do not use the VIERA Link.
3
Press [I] or [J] to select the desired parameter.
4
Press the SET button.
5
Press the MENU button 2 times.
h This completes the TV output setting.
OPTION SETTINGS
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Relation between [TV ASPECT] setting and TV
display
The tables below show the video signal that is output when the [TV ASPECT]
setting is changed. However, note that for some TVs that have an auto-detect
function, the output may not conform to the table, or the TV display may not
change at all.
[TV
ASPECT]
setting
TV type to be
connected
Image file to be
displayed
Photo
(4:3)
OPTION SETTINGS
4:3
4:3
Video in SD mode
Video in HD mode
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TV display
[TV
ASPECT]
setting
TV type to be
connected
Image file to be
displayed
TV display
Photo
(4:3)
16:9
16:9
Video in SD mode
Video in HD mode
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OPTION SETTINGS
HINT
If the TV display is not correct…
i If the appearance of the image on the TV monitor is not correct, you can
either change the camera’s [TV ASPECT] setting, or change the screen
size setting on your TV. To change the screen size setting on your TV,
please refer to the instruction manual for your TV.
The aspect ratio of the output photo does not change to 16:9?
i The photo output will be 4:3 for images captured in the 4:3 photo mode.
Storage folder setting (page 119)
Create or select a recording folder (a folder in which to store recorded files).
1
2
OPTION SETTINGS
3
Set the camera to the recording mode, and display the Option
Setting Menu.
Select [REC FOLDER], and
press the SET button.
<Create a new folder>
h Select [CREATE NEW
FOLDER].
<Select an existing folder>
h Select the desired folder
number.
REC FOLDER
CREATE NEW FOLDER
100CDPFP
SET ENTER
Press the SET button.
h This completes the create/select folder setting.
h If you created a new folder, it automatically becomes the selected
recording folder.
HINT
When an existing folder cannot be selected or a new one created...
i A folder cannot be selected if it was created using a different device, or if it
already contains the maximum number of files.
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Playback folder setting (page 119)
If the card contains multiple folders, you can select from which folder you
would like to play back.
1
2
Set the camera to the playback mode, and display the Option Setting
Menu.
Select [PLAYBACK FOLDER] and
press the SET button.
PLAYBACK FOLDER
100CDPFP
101CDPFP
102CDPFP
ENTER
Press [I] or [J] to select the desired playback folder, and press the
SET button.
h The files in the selected folder are displayed in the Playback Screen.
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OPTION SETTINGS
3
File No. continued setting (page 119)
<File number continued function [OFF]>
If a newly formatted card is used, the file name (image number) of the
captured image automatically begins from 0001. If the card is subsequently
reformatted, or if a different reformatted card is used, the file names again
begin from 0001.
Card A
File name (image number)
0001, 0002 ...... 0012, 0013
Replace card
Card B
0001, 0002 ...... 0012, 0013
OPTION SETTINGS
<File number continued function [ON]>
By setting the file number continued function to [ON], even if the card is
reformatted or the card is replaced with another card, the consecutive
numbering of file names continues from the last number recorded by the
camera.
Card A
File name (image number)
0001, 0002 ...... 0012, 0013
Replace card
Card B
0014, 0015 ....... 0025, 0026
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i If Card B already has files in it when it replaces Card A, file names are
assigned as follows.
When the highest file number on Card B (before replacing) is lower
than the highest file number on Card A: the file name of the next
recorded image continues from last file name recorded on Card A.
Card A
0001, 0002 ..... 0012, 0013
Replace card
Card B
0001, 0002, 0014, 0015 ..... 0025, 0026
Previously recorded files
When the highest file number on Card B (before replacing) is higher
than the highest file number on Card A: the file name of the next
recorded image continues from last file name recorded on Card B.
OPTION SETTINGS
Card A
0001, 0002 ..... 0012, 0013
Replace card
Card B
0020, 0021, 0022, 0023 ..... 0025, 0026
Previously recorded files
HINT
When the built-in memory is used...
i If the file number continued function is [ON], file name numbering
continues just the same as when an SD card is used, even if the built-in
memory is formatted or the medium is switched to the SD card.
At the end of a photography session...
i Until the file number continued function is set to [OFF], consecutive file
names are assigned.
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Formatting (initialising) (page 117)
A card must be formatted with this camera:
i After purchasing, when used for the first time, or
i If it was formatted using a personal computer or other device.
The card cannot be formatted if the lock switch is set to the “LOCK” position.
Proceed with the format procedure after setting the lock switch to the
unlocked position (page 26).
OPTION SETTINGS
HINT
Caution during formatting
i Do not turn off the power to the camera or eject the card during formatting.
Formatting the card erases the files
i When a storage medium is formatted, all recorded files on the medium are
erased. Protected data (page 97) is also erased, so before formatting a
card, any data you want to keep should be copied to your personal
computer’s hard disk or other storage medium.
When disposing of or transferring the SD card, execute the [DELETE
DATA] procedure from the Format Menu
i If a card is reformatted or the data is erased from the card using the
camera or a computer, the card’s control data may be merely modified and
the data itself may not be completely erased from the card.
i In some cases it may be possible to recover the data from a reformatted
card using special software for that purpose. However, if the camera is
used to erase data, it will be impossible to recover the data even by the use
of data recovery software.
i If you are disposing of a card, it is recommended that you physically
destroy it. If you are transferring the card to someone else to use, it is
recommended that you use the camera to erase the data, or use
commercially available software for erasing card data. Managing data is
the responsibility of the user.
Can not select [DELETE DATA]?
i Use the AC adaptor to power the camera. [DELETE DATA] cannot be
selected when the battery is used to power the camera.
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CHECKING THE REMAINING CARD
MEMORY
You can check how many images can be captured, how much video recording
time and how much audio recording time is available on the card. For a table
showing the recording capacities of SD cards, please see pages 189 to 191.
Checking the remaining number of images and
video recording time
1
Remaining video
recording time
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OPTION SETTINGS
Set the camera to the recording
mode (page 44).
Remaining number of images
h The remaining number of images
appears in the upper left of the
1080-30p
LCD monitor.
16M-S
374
000:16:51
h The remaining video recording
time appears in the upper right of
the LCD monitor.
h The remaining number of images
and video recording time will
differ depending on the resolution
and compression settings.
Check the available audio recording time
1
Set the camera to the audio
recording mode (page 79).
h The remaining audio recording
time is shown.
Remaining audio recording
time
0.3M
374
016:30:36
OPTION SETTINGS
HINT
i When the remaining number of images or the remaining video recording
time is “0”, you cannot capture any more images. To capture more images,
either install a new card, or save the images to a computer and then delete
them (pages 54 and 73) from the card.
i Even when the remaining number of images or the remaining video
recording time becomes “0”, it may be possible to continue recording by
changing the recording size, recording mode, or recorded pixels setting
(pages 48, 78 and 81).
i The display of the remaining number of images, video recording time or
audio recording time may not be precise.
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CHECKING THE REMAINING
BATTERY PACK CHARGE
When using the battery pack, the remaining battery pack charge can be
checked on the LCD monitor. Make sure to check this indicator before
capturing an image. For an indication of the possible length of time for battery
pack operation, see page 30.
1
RECORDING MENU 1
1080-30p
16M-S
1 REC MODE
2 PICTURE SIZE
3
1
2
3
SCENE MODE
COLOUR MODE
FLASH
SELF TIMER
ENTER
Battery pack remaining
charge indicator
2M
1080-30p
000:00:09
Battery pack remaining
charge indicator
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OPTION SETTINGS
Display the Recording Menu or
Playback Menu (page 45).
h The battery pack remaining
charge indicator appears in the
lower right corner of the LCD
monitor.
h Due to the battery pack
characteristics, when the
ambient temperature is low,
may appear early for an
incorrect indication of the
remaining charge.
Also, depending on the
conditions of use of the camera
or the ambient conditions
(temperature, etc.), the indicated
remaining charge may change.
Therefore, this indication can
only be used as a general
approximation of the remaining
charge.
h When the battery charge is low,
the battery pack remaining
charge indicator also appears on
the screen during recording.
Battery pack
remaining
charge indicator
Battery remaining charge
Approx. full.
Power is low.
It will soon be impossible to capture or play
back images.
Recharge the battery pack.
OPTION SETTINGS
HINT
i If any file is present, you can also check the remaining battery pack charge
on the file information display (page 112).
i Battery life may differ even among battery packs of the same type.
i Depending on the usage of the camera (such as the number of times the
flash is used, the use of the LCD monitor, etc.) or the ambient temperature
(temperatures below 10 °C), the number of images that can be saved on a
fully charged battery pack will vary greatly.
i It is recommended that you prepare an extra battery pack(s) when taking
pictures at a wedding or while traveling, for example, so you do not miss
capturing images of important moments due to the battery pack power
running out. The same is recommended for taking photos in cold
environments. (In a ski area, for example, the battery pack can be kept
warm in your pocket until ready to use.)
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OTHER DEVICES AND CONNECTIONS
CONNECTING TO A COMPUTER
CONNECTING TO A COMPUTER
SETTING THE CONNECTION MODE
1
2
Start your computer, and use the supplied USB cable to connect the
camera to the computer.
h Connect the camera’s USB/AV terminal to the computer’s USB
terminal.
Turn on the camera (page 39).
h The screen to select the computer connection mode appears.
CARD READER:
Use the camera as an external drive of the computer (card reader mode).
WEB CAMERA:
Use your camera as a webcam (webcam mode).
USB CONNECTION
SET ENTER
Terminal cover
To the USB AV terminal
To USB terminal
Supplied USB cable
i Do not use any other USB cables except the supplied one.
3
Select the desired connection mode, and press the SET button.
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CONNECTING TO A COMPUTER
CARD READER
WEB CAMERA
CANCEL
HINT
About the USB cable
i Use only the supplied USB cable. Operation is not guaranteed if a different
USB cable is used.
i When using the SDXC Memory Card with a computer, please visit the
support web site shown below.
http://panasonic.net/avc/sdcard/information/SDXC.html
If the “Disconnect USB cable” message appears...
i Disconnect the USB cable once, then connect it again.
Insert and pull out the cable carefully
i When connecting the cables, make sure that the cable plugs are correctly
oriented and that they match the shapes of the terminal sockets on the
devices. Push the plugs in straight when connecting them. If undue force is
used to connect a cable, it may permanently damage the connector pins in
the terminal socket.
i Do not use excessive force when connecting and disconnecting cables.
i Please connect the USB cable to your computer’s USB terminal. Do not
connect it to the USB port on your monitor or keyboard, or to the USB hub.
In some instances, it may not be possible to correctly install the driver
software.
CONNECTING TO A COMPUTER
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USING AS A CARD READER
Mounting your camera
1
2
3
Set the camera to the card reader mode (page 133).
h The message [Found New Hardware] appears in the task tray,
showing that the camera is recognised as a drive.
h The card is recognised (mounted) as a disk, and the [CAM_SD (E:)]
icon appears in the [My Computer] window.
h The drive name (E:) may be different on your computer.
Select an action.
h If the [CAM_SD (E:)] window appears automatically, select the desired
procedure from the window.
Copy the files from your camera to the computer.
h The computer can be used only to read the camera data.
HINT
i To disconnect your camera, be sure to follow the procedure below. Failure
to follow this procedure may cause faulty operation of your computer or
loss of card data.
1
2
3
Left-click on the icon for safely removing hardware in the task tray.
h A list appears showing the devices connected to the computer’s USB
terminal.
Left-click on the camera drive (E:).
Click on the [×] button.
h The camera can now be disconnected.
h The drive name (E:) may be different on your computer.
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CONNECTING TO A COMPUTER
Dismounting the camera
ABOUT THE CONTENTS OF THE
CARD
Configuration of directories in the card
ROOT
DCIM
100CDPFP
IMGA0001.jpg
Folder number
IMGA0002.jpg
Image
number
IMGA0003.mp4
IMGA0004.m4a
101CDPFP
IMGA0001.jpg
IMGA0002.jpg
IMGA0005.jpg
Image or
audio
recording
number
IMGA0999.jpg
102CDPFP
IMGA0001.jpg
IMGA0002.jpg
h Up to 999 files can be stored in folder 100CDPFP. If more files are made, a
folder named 101CDPFP is created, and they will be stored in there. New
folders will then be named in sequence, i.e., 102CDPFP, 103CDPFP, etc.
CONNECTING TO A COMPUTER
File formats
The format of the files saved and the method in which the file names are
determined are explained below.
Type of file
Photo
Video
Audio
recording
File format
File name structure
File name begins with IMGA.
JPEG
Extension is “.jpg”.
IMGA****.jpg
File name begins with IMGA.
MPEG-4
Extension is “.mp4”.
IMGA****.mp4
File name begins with IMGA.
MPEG-4 Audio
Extension is “.m4a”.
(AAC compression)
IMGA****.m4a
* Consecutive numbers assigned in the order the files were saved.
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When using as a card reader
i Do not alter files or folders in your camera in any way. Doing so may result
in your camera not recognising that data.
If you want to edit files, first copy them to your computer’s hard drive.
i Cards formatted on your computer cannot be used by your camera. Format
all cards to be used by your camera with your camera.
HINT
About the volume name
i The volume name will be [CAM_SD] for a card that was formatted with the
camera and [Removable disc] for a card that was formatted with a
computer.
About videos recorded with this camera
i You can use Apple’s QuickTime to play back videos on a computer.
Playback may be possible using other software that supports the ISO
standard MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (AAC audio).
<Video playback operating environment>
CPU
Memory
Video
memory
Other
128 MB or more
256 MB or more
USB terminal
* Limited to models with preinstalled OS.
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CONNECTING TO A COMPUTER
OS*
Windows
Mac OS
Windows XP
Windows Vista
Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later
Windows 7
Core 2 Duo E4400 2.0 GHz
or later
Core Duo T2600 2.16 GHz
Core 2 Duo or later
or later
Athlon X2 4600+ 2.4 GHz or
later
1 GB (Recommended 2 GB) or more
About audio files recorded with this camera
i Files can be played back using QuickTime.
Using Windows Explorer or other programmes on the PC to copy, move
or rename files and folders recorded with this unit will result in them being
unusable with HD Writer VE 1.0.
To access the files in the built-in memory
i Remove the card from the camera before connecting the camera to a
computer.
i The volume name becomes [CAM_MEM(E:)].
h The drive name (E:) may be different on your computer.
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k Copying files from the camera’s built-in memory and/or the SD card
to your PC
Card reader function (mass storage) (page 133)
Files from the camera’s built-in memory and/or the SD card can be copied to
the PC with Explorer or other programmes.
1
2
Double click the folder that contains the still pictures. ([DCIM] _
[100CDPFP] etc.)
Drag and drop the files into the destination folder (on the PC’s HDD).
HINT
i Do not delete the SD card’s folders. Doing so may make the SD card
unusable in this unit.
i When data not supported by this unit has been recorded on a PC, it will not
be recognised by this unit.
i Always use this unit to format SD cards.
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USING AS A WEBCAM
This camera can be used as a webcam.
Operating environment
Windows
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PC
IBM PC/AT compatible
OS
Microsoft Windows XP (32 bit) Home Edition
Service Pack 3
Microsoft Windows XP (32 bit) Professional
Service Pack 3
Microsoft Windows Vista (32 bit) Home Basic
Service Pack 1/Service Pack 2
Microsoft Windows Vista (32 bit) Home Premium
Service Pack 1/Service Pack 2
Microsoft Windows Vista (32 bit) Business
Service Pack 1/Service Pack 2
Microsoft Windows Vista (32 bit) Ultimate
Service Pack 1/Service Pack 2
Microsoft Windows Vista (32 bit) Enterprise
Service Pack 1/Service Pack 2
Microsoft Windows 7 (32 bit) Starter
Microsoft Windows 7 (32 bit/64 bit) Home Basic
Microsoft Windows 7 (32 bit/64 bit) Home Premium
Microsoft Windows 7 (32 bit/64 bit) Professional
Microsoft Windows 7 (32 bit/64 bit) Ultimate
CPU
Intel® Pentium® 4 1.7 GHz or more
RAM
Windows 7: 1 GB or more (32 bit), 2 GB or more (64
bit)
Windows Vista Home Basic: 512 MB or more
Windows Vista Ultimate/Business/Home Premium/
Enterprise: 1 GB or more
Windows XP: 512 MB or more
Required Software
Windows Live Messenger
Interface
USB port
Other
High-speed broadband Internet connection
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* Operation is not guaranteed for all computers even if the recommended
system requirements are fulfilled.
* Operation is not guaranteed for NEC PC-98 series and their compatible
devices
* Windows 3.1, Windows 95, Windows 98/98SE, Windows Me,
Windows 2000 and Windows NT are not supported.
* Operation on an upgraded OS is not guaranteed.
Mac
Computer
Mac
OS
Mac OS X 10.6.6
CPU
Intel® Core™ Duo or better
RAM
512 MB or more
Required software
iChat
Interface
USB port
Other
High-speed broadband Internet connection
* Operation is not guaranteed for all computers even if the recommended
system requirements are fulfilled.
Using as a webcam
1
Set the camera to the WEB CAMERA (webcam mode) mode
(page 133).
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HINT
i Although your camera can shoot at a maximum rate of 30 frames per
second, the rate at which you can broadcast in the webcam mode may be
less than this depending on the speed of your Internet connection.
WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH A
COMPUTER
Contents of the supplied CD-ROM
HD Writer VE 1.0
You can copy the video/photo data to the HDD of a computer or write to
media like DVD discs or SD cards using HD Writer VE 1.0.
Refer to the operating instructions of HD Writer VE 1.0 (PDF file) for details
on how to use it.
* Videos that were edited using HD Writer VE 1.0 can be played back on this
camera. However, they cannot be edited with this camera.
* Files that are larger than 4 GB are automatically divided into 4-GB files and
saved.
* It is not possible to copy files from the computer side (a hard disk, etc.) to
the camera's internal memory or installed card.
Smart wizard
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The Smart wizard screen is automatically displayed when you connect this
unit to a computer with HD Writer VE 1.0 installed. (page 133)
Copy to PC:
You can copy video/photo data to the HDD of a computer.
Copy to disc:
You can copy to disc in conventional standard picture quality (MPEG2
format).
Online sharing:
Videos and photos can be shared on the Internet.
i Select the function you wish to use and follow the on-screen instructions
for easy copying.
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Available function
Data type
Copying data to a computer
Video and
photo
Copying to DVD:
i Converted to conventional standard
quality (MPEG2 format).
Editing:
Video data copied to the HDD of a
computer can be edited.
i Add titles and transition effects,
trimming, splitting
i Extract frames from the video
Online sharing:
You can upload videos on the Internet
and share them with your family and
friends.
Playing back on a computer:
Play back the video data in high definition
picture quality on a computer.
Copying videos to a computer (page 139)
Refer to page 157 if using a Mac.
Video
Photo
HD Writer VE 1.0
or Standard
Windows picture
viewer or a
commercially
available picture
viewer
Windows Explorer
Important Notice
i When using an SDXC Memory Card, check the following support
site. http://panasonic.net/avc/sdcard/information/SDXC.html
i When inserting a disc containing recorded videos into other
devices, a message prompting you to format the disc may be
displayed. Do not format the disc, since deleted data cannot be
restored later.
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Playing back on a computer
Software
required
CD-ROM
(supplied):
HD Writer VE 1.0
HINT
i The software cannot process audio files.
i Writing data from a computer to this unit’s built-in memory of this
unit is not possible.
i Videos that have been recorded on another device cannot be written
to the software supplied with this unit.
i We cannot guarantee operation if you use software other than that
supplied to read/write videos.
i Do not start the software supplied with this unit and other software at the
same time. Close any other software if you start the software supplied with
this unit and close the software supplied with this unit if you start any other
software.
End User License Agreement
Before opening the CD-ROM package, please read the following.
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You (“Licensee”) are granted a license for the Software defined in this End
User License Agreement (“Agreement”) on condition that you agree to the
terms and conditions of this Agreement. If Licensee does not agree to the
terms and conditions of this Agreement, promptly return the Software to
Panasonic Corporation (“Panasonic”), its distributors or dealers from which
you made the purchase.
Article 1 License
Licensee is granted the right to use the software, including the information
recorded or described on the CD-ROM, instruction manuals, and any other
media provided to Licensee (collectively “Software”), but all applicable rights
to patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets in the Software are not
transferred to Licensee.
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Article 2 Use by a Third Party
Licensee may not use, copy, modify, transfer or allow any third party, whether
free of charge or not, to use, copy or modify the Software, except as expressly
provided for in this Agreement.
Article 3 Restrictions on Copying the Software
Licensee may make a single copy of the Software in whole or a part solely for
backup purposes.
Article 4 Computer
Licensee may use the Software only on one computer, and may not use it on
more than one computer.
Article 5 Reverse Engineering, Decompiling or Disassembly
Licensee may not reverse engineer, decompile, or disassemble the Software,
except to the extent either of them is permitted under law or regulation of the
country where Licensee resides. Panasonic and its distributors will not be
responsible for any defects in the Software or damage to Licensee caused by
Licensee’s reverse engineering, decompiling, or disassembly of the Software.
Article 7 Export Control
Licensee agrees not to export or re-export to any country the Software in any
form without the appropriate export licenses under regulations of the country
where Licensee resides, if necessary.
Article 8 Termination of License
The right granted to Licensee hereunder will be automatically terminated if
Licensee contravenes any of the terms and conditions of this Agreement. In
this event, Licensee must destroy the Software and related documentation
together with all the copies thereof at Licensee’s own expense.
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Article 6 Indemnification
The Software is provided “AS-IS” without warranty of any kind, either
expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, warranties of noninfringement, merchantability and/or fitness for a particular purpose. Further,
Panasonic does not warrant that the operation of the Software will be
uninterrupted or error free. Panasonic or any of its distributors will not be
liable for any damage suffered by Licensee arising from or in connection with
Licensee’s use of the Software.
OPERATING ENVIRONMENT
i Even if the system requirements mentioned in this operating instructions
are fulfilled, some computers cannot be used.
i A CD-ROM drive is necessary to install the supplied software applications.
(A compatible DVD writer drive and media are necessary for writing to a
DVD.)
i Operation is not guaranteed in the following cases.
h When 2 or more USB devices are connected to a computer, or when
devices are connected through USB hubs or by using extension cables.
h Operation on an upgraded OS.
i This software is not compatible with Microsoft Windows 3.1, Windows 95,
Windows 98, Windows 98SE, Windows Me, Windows NT and Windows
2000.
Operating environment for HD Writer VE 1.0
Computer
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OS
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IBM PC/AT compatible device equipped with Intel
Pentium 4 2.8 GHz or better CPU (including compatible
CPU)
h If using the playback function, Intel Core 2 Duo 2.16
GHz or higher, or AMD Athlon64 X2 Dual-Core
5200+ or higher is recommended
h If using the editing function, Intel Core 2 Quad 2.6
GHz or higher is recommended
Microsoft Windows XP (32 bit) Home Edition
Service Pack 3
Microsoft Windows XP (32 bit) Professional
Service Pack 3
Microsoft Windows Vista (32 bit) Home Basic
Service Pack 1/Service Pack 2
Microsoft Windows Vista (32 bit) Home Premium
Service Pack 1/Service Pack 2
Microsoft Windows Vista (32 bit) Business
Service Pack 1/Service Pack 2
Microsoft Windows Vista (32 bit) Ultimate
Service Pack 1/Service Pack 2
Microsoft Windows 7 (32 bit) Starter
Microsoft Windows 7 (32 bit/64 bit) Home Basic
Microsoft Windows 7 (32 bit/64 bit) Home Premium
Microsoft Windows 7 (32 bit/64 bit) Professional
Microsoft Windows 7 (32 bit/64 bit) Ultimate
RAM
Display
Sound
Drive
Interface
USB
connectable
model
Applicable
content
Image data recorded on a Panasonic video camera that
this software is supplied with
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Free hard disk
drive space
Windows 7: 1 GB or more (32 bit)/2 GB or more (64 bit)
Windows Vista: 1 GB or more
Windows XP: 512 MB or more (1 GB or more
recommended)
High Colour (16 bit) or more (32 bit or more
recommended)
Desktop resolution of 1024×768 pixels or more
(1920×1080 pixels or more recommended)
Windows Vista/Windows 7: DirectX 9.0c compatible
video card (DirectX 10 recommended)
Windows XP: DirectX 9.0c compatible video card
Compatible with DirectDraw overlay support
PCI Express™×16 compatible recommended
Video memory 256 MB or more recommended
Direct3D Acceleration: Enabled*
* Checking the Direct3D Acceleration setting (when using
Windows® XP)
[Start] → [Run] → The [Run] window appears. Enter
“dxdiag” in the text field and click the [OK] button. The
[DirectX Diagnostic Tool] window appears. Select the
[Display] tab and check [Direct3D Acceleration] under
[DirectX Features].
Ultra DMA – 100 or more
Available hard disk capacity of 450 MB or more for
installation
i When writing to disk (DVD) or card, at least twice the
amount of free disk space as the disk or card being
created is required. In addition, when exporting to
multiple disks while automatically partitioning, 17 GB
of free disk space is required.
i If the compression setting is enabled, errors will occur
during recording. In the [Properties] for the hard disk
drive, remove the check from the checkbox for
[Compress this drive to save disk space].
DirectSound Support
CD-ROM drive (for installation)
When writing to DVD, a compatible drive and media are
necessary.
USB port (high-speed USB [USB 2.0])
A Panasonic video camera that this software is supplied
with
Other
Mouse or equivalent pointing device, SD card reader/
writer (required for reading and recording to SD cards;
performing these operations with SDHC memory cards
or SDXC memory cards requires an SDHC-compatible or
SDXC-compatible SD card reader/writer), an
environment with Internet access (required for online
functions “Online sharing”)
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i Supplied CD-ROM is available for Windows only.
i Input is not supported in languages other than English, German, French
and Simplified Chinese.
i Operation cannot be guaranteed on all DVD drives.
i Operation is not guaranteed on Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise,
Windows XP Media Center Edition, Tablet PC Edition and Windows 7
Enterprise.
i This software is not compatible with a multi-boot environment.
i This software is not compatible with a multi-monitor environment.
i Use the standard Windows fonts and display settings. Depending on the
settings, characters etc. may not display correctly in some cases.
i If using Windows XP, an administrative account user only can use this
software. If using Windows Vista/Windows 7, administrative account and
standard account users only can use this software. (An administrative
account user should install and uninstall this software.)
i Log on to the administrator account or a registered user account. A Guest
user account cannot be used.
i Operation on Windows 7 Ultimate or Windows Vista Ultimate when the
multilingual user interface (MUI) function is used to change the language is
not guaranteed.
i This software cannot be used simultaneously with other time-shifting
motion picture editing software or video capture products. Note that other
software running background processes, timer recording in particular, may
cause this software to malfunction.
i Unsupported files are not displayed.
i Some files that are unusually large or particular kinds of image formats
may not be displayed.
i When playing back MP4/iFrame videos, please check the following points
for your video card. In some cases images may not be correctly played
back or displayed. Dropped frames or uneven video playback may occur.
h Be sure to update your driver software to the latest version.
h Please update the standard graphics modules such as OS and DirectX
to the latest version for your video card.
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To use the HD Writer VE 1.0
You will need a high performance computer depending on the functions to be
used. It may not properly play back or properly operate depending on the
environment of the computer used. Refer to the operating environment and
notes.
HINT
i Operation during the playback may become slow if the CPU or memory is
not fulfilling the requirements of the operating environment.
i Always use the most current driver for the video card.
i Always make sure there is enough capacity on the HDD in the computer. It
may become inoperable or the operation may stop suddenly if the capacity
gets low.
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Operating environment for the card reader
function (mass storage)
Computer
OS
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CPU
RAM
Interface
Other
requirements
IBM PC/AT compatible PC
Microsoft Windows XP (32 bit) Home Edition
Service Pack 3
Microsoft Windows XP (32 bit) Professional
Service Pack 3
Microsoft Windows Vista (32 bit) Home Basic
Service Pack 1/Service Pack 2
Microsoft Windows Vista (32 bit) Home Premium
Service Pack 1/Service Pack 2
Microsoft Windows Vista (32 bit) Business
Service Pack 1/Service Pack 2
Microsoft Windows Vista (32 bit) Ultimate
Service Pack 1/Service Pack 2
Microsoft Windows Vista (32 bit) Enterprise
Service Pack 1/Service Pack 2
Microsoft Windows 7 (32 bit) Starter
Microsoft Windows 7 (32 bit/64 bit) Home Basic
Microsoft Windows 7 (32 bit/64 bit) Home Premium
Microsoft Windows 7 (32 bit/64 bit) Professional
Microsoft Windows 7 (32 bit/64 bit) Ultimate
Windows Vista/Windows 7: 1.0 GHz or higher
Windows XP: Intel Pentium III 450 MHz or higher or Intel
Celeron 400 MHz or higher
Windows 7: 1 GB or more (32 bit)/2 GB or more (64 bit)
Windows Vista Home Basic: 512 MB or more
Windows Vista Home Premium/Business/Ultimate/
Enterprise:
1 GB or more
Windows XP: 128 MB or more (256 MB or more
recommended)
USB port
Mouse or equivalent pointing device
i Operates with the OS standard driver.
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INSTALLATION
When installing the software, log on to your computer as the Administrator or
with a user name with equivalent authorisation. (If you do not have
authorisation to do this, consult your manager.)
i Before starting the installation, close all applications that are running.
i Do not perform any other operations on your computer while the software
is being installed.
i Explanation of operations and screens is based on Windows Vista.
1
Insert the CD-ROM into the computer.
h The following screen is displayed automatically. Click [Run setup.exe]
→ [Continue].
h If Windows 7 is in use, or the following screen is not displayed
automatically, select [Start] → [Computer] (or double-click on
[Computer] on the desktop), and then double-click [Panasonic].
2
3
Click
Click [Next].
Read the [End User License Agreement], then place a check beside
[I accept the terms of the license agreement] if you agree to them
and click [Next].
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Click
4
Select the country or region
where you live, then click [Next].
h If the country or region cannot be
selected, select [NTSC Area].
h When the confirmation message
appears, click [Yes].
Click
5
Select where the application is to
be installed, then click [Next].
Click
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6
7
8
Select [Yes] or [No] to create shortcut.
h A message regarding the playback in the environment used may be
displayed depending on the performance of the computer used. Click
[OK] after confirming.
Click [Next].
h When installation is complete, some notes will appear.
Check the contents, then close the window.
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Select [Yes, I want to restart my
computer now.], then click
[Finish].
The computer must be rebooted
for the application to work.
Click
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Uninstalling HD Writer VE 1.0
Follow the steps below to uninstall any software applications that you no
longer require.
1
Select [Start] →[Control Panel] →[Programs and Features].
Click
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2
Select [HD Writer VE 1.0], then click [Uninstall].
h Proceed with the uninstallation by following the on-screen instructions.
h After uninstalling the software, be sure to reboot the computer.
Click
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i When using HD Writer VE 1.0 on Windows XP, log on to your computer as
Administrator (or with a login name equally authorised). If you log on with a
login name other than Administrator, you cannot use the applications.
i When using HD Writer VE 1.0 on Windows Vista/Windows 7, log on to your
computer as Administrator (or with a login name equally authorised) or
with the user name for a standard user account. If you log on with a user
name for a guest user account, the software cannot be used.
(On the computer)
Select [Start] → [All Programs] → [Panasonic] → [HD Writer VE 1.0] →
[HD Writer VE].
Click
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i For details on how to use the software applications, read the PDF
operating instructions of the software.
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Reading the operating instructions of the
software applications
i You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or later or Adobe Reader 7.0 or
later to read the PDF operating instructions.
Select [Start] → [All Programs] → [Panasonic] → [HD Writer VE 1.0] →
[Operating Instructions].
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IF USING Mac
i HD Writer VE 1.0 is not available for Mac.
i iMovie ’11 is supported. For details about iMovie ’11, please contact Apple
Inc.
Operating environment
Computer
OS
CPU
RAM
Interface
Mac
Mac OS X 10.6.6
Intel Core Duo
1 GB or more
USB port
i Even if the system requirements mentioned in this operating instructions
are fulfilled, some computers cannot be used.
i Operates with the OS standard driver.
i Supplied CD-ROM is available for Windows only.
1
2
3
4
Connect this unit to a computer via the supplied USB cable.
h The USB function selection screen will appear on the camera’s LCD
monitor.
h Do not use any other USB cables except the supplied one.
On the camera’s LCD monitor, select [CARD READER] and press the
SET button.
h This unit is automatically recognised as an external drive of Mac.
Double-click [CAM_SD] or [CAM_MEM] displayed on the desktop.
h Files are stored in the [100CDPFP] folder etc. in the [DCIM] folder.
Using a drag-and-drop operation, move the files you want to acquire
or the folder storing those files to any different folder on the
computer.
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Copying photos on a computer
To disconnect USB cable safely
Drag [CAM_SD] or [CAM_MEM] on the Desktop to the [Trash], and then
disconnect the USB cable.
HINT
About the USB cable
i Use only the supplied USB cable. Operation is not guaranteed if a different
USB cable is used.
i Do not remove the SD card from this unit when this unit is connected to the
computer using a USB cable.
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By connecting the camera to a TV, you can play back files from the installed
SD card or the built-in memory on the TV.
HINT
Insert and pull out the cable carefully
i When connecting the cables, make sure that the cable plugs are correctly
oriented and that they match the shapes of the terminal sockets on the
devices. Push the plugs in straight when connecting them. If undue force is
used to connect a cable, it may permanently damage the connector pins in
the terminal socket.
i Do not use excessive force when connecting and disconnecting cables.
About image output: The image output destination differs depending on the
camera status (page 120).
Connection
cable
HDMI mini cable
(optional)
Recording mode
Standby
Recording
Playback
mode
Camera LCD
monitor
NTSC: n
PAL: m
m
n
TV
NTSC: m
PAL: n
n
m
Camera LCD
monitor
NTSC: n
PAL: n
m
n
TV
NTSC: m
PAL: m
n
m
m: Images are output
n: Images are not output
i HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are
trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing, LLC.
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AV cable
(supplied)
Image output
destination
Connecting to a video input terminal
Use the supplied AV cable to connect to a TV.
Insert the plugs as far as they will go.
Set the input to
“VIDEO”.
AV cable (supplied)
To USB/AV terminal
White plug:To Audio Input (L) terminal
Red plug:To Audio Input (R) terminal
Yellow plug:To Video Input terminal
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i Do not use any other AV cables except the supplied one.
Connecting to the HDMI terminal
Use a separately sold HDMI mini cable to connect to a TV.
Insert the plugs as far as they will go.
Set the input to
“HDMI”.
HDMI mini cable
(optional)
To HDMI terminal
To HDMI terminal on the TV
i Always use a genuine Panasonic HDMI mini cable (RP-CDHM15, RPCDHM30; optional).
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i After connecting the camera to the television, switch the TV input to the
terminal to which the camera is connected.
i The same playback procedure as when playing back with the camera is
used to play back audio recordings as well.
i The playback method is the same as when viewing images on the
camera’s LCD monitor. (Use the TV controls to adjust the volume.)
Playback using VIERA Link™ (HDAVI Control™)
1
2
In the Option Setting Menu, for the TV OUTPUT setting, set “VIERA
Link” to “ON”.
: [Option tab “2”] → [TV OUTPUT] → [VIERA Link] → [ON]
i If you are not using VIERA Link, set to [OFF].
Use an HDMI mini cable to connect this unit to a Panasonic TV
compatible with VIERA Link with a HDMI mini cable.
i It is recommended to connect this unit to an HDMI terminal other
than HDMI1 if there are 2 or more HDMI input terminals on the TV.
i VIERA Link must be activated on the connected TV. (Read the
operating instructions of the TV for how to set etc.)
i Always use a genuine Panasonic HDMI mini cable (RP-CDHM15,
RP-CDHM30; optional).
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What is the VIERA Link?
i This function allows you to use your remote control for the
Panasonic TV for easy operations when this unit is connected to
a VIERA Link compatible device using an HDMI mini cable for
automatic linked operations. (Not all operations are possible.)
i VIERA Link is a unique Panasonic function built on a HDMI
control function using the standard HDMI CEC (Consumer
Electronics Control) specification. Linked operations with HDMI
CEC compatible devices made by other companies are not
guaranteed. When using devices made by other companies that
are compatible with VIERA Link, refer to the operating
instructions for the respective devices.
i This unit is compatible with VIERA Link Ver.5. VIERA Link Ver.5
is the newest Panasonic version and is also compatible with
existing Panasonic VIERA Link devices. (As of Dec 2010)
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1) Press the button up, down, left or right to select a scene or photo to be
played back, and then press the button in the centre to set it.
2) Navigate the operation icons that are displayed on the TV screen with the
remote control for the TV.
1 Operation icons
2 Cancel operation icons
3) To display the operation icons, press the submenu button.
3 Display operation icons
k Other linked operations
Turning the unit off:
If you use the remote control for the TV to turn off the power, this unit also
turns off.
Automatic input switching:
If you connect with a HDMI mini cable and then turn on this unit, the input
channel on the TV automatically switches to this unit’s screen. If the TV’s
power is in standby status, it will turn on automatically (if [Set] has been
selected for the TV’s [Power on link] setting).
i Depending on the HDMI terminal on the TV, the input channel may not
switch automatically. In this case, use the remote control for the TV to
switch the input channel.
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HINT
i If you are unsure whether or not the TV and AV amplifier you are using are
compatible with VIERA Link, read the operating instructions for the
devices.
i Operation is not possible with a cable that is not based on the HDMI
standard.
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COPYING/DUBBING
COPYING/DUBBING
COPYING/DUBBING
Dubbing in standard picture quality
Images played back on this unit can be dubbed onto a DVD recorder or video
device.
i Images can be played back even on devices other than highdefinition compatible devices, so this is recommended when dubbing
videos for distribution.
Change the video input on the video device and TV that this unit is
connected to.
i The channel set will differ depending on the terminal to which the unit is
connected.
i See the operating instructions of the video device for details.
i Insert the plugs as far as they will go.
i Do not use any other AV cables except the supplied one.
COPYING/DUBBING
AV cable (supplied)
To USB/AV terminal
1
2
Yellow
VIDEO IN
White (L) AUDIO IN
Red (R)
Connect this unit to a video device and then change to the playback
mode.
Start playback on this unit.
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Start recording on the connected device.
h To stop recording (dubbing), stop playback on this unit after stopping
recording on the recorder.
h It is not possible to directly insert in the card slot an SD card recorded
with this camera and play back or dub from it.
h It is not possible to connect the camera to the USB connector and play
back or dub from it.
h It is not possible to record in HD with a Blu-ray disc recorder.
h It is not possible to directly insert an SD card recorded with this
camera in the card slot of a Panasonic TV and play back or dub from it
(as of December 2010).
h For information on how to display SD card images on your Panasonic
TV, please refer to the Users Manual for your TV.
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HINT
i If the date and time display and function indication are not wanted, cancel
them before dubbing. (page 115)
i If the dubbed images are played back on a widescreen TV, the images may
be stretched vertically.
In this case, refer to the operating instructions for the device you are
connecting to or read the operating instructions of the wide-screen TV and
set the aspect ratio to 16:9.
IMPORTANT MESSAGES AND ALERTS
IMPORTANT MESSAGES AND ALERTS
COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS
IMPORTANT MESSAGES AND ALERTS
If you have a question about the camera operation, you might find the answer
in this compilation of commonly asked questions.
Question
Why does not the
power turn on?
Why is the battery
pack consumed
so quickly even
after it was fully
recharged?
Answer
Due to cold
temperatures, the
battery pack
temporarily lost its
power.
The ambient
temperature is
very low.
The battery pack
life has expired.
Power
Shooting
Why does not
recharging end?
The battery pack
life has expired.
Why does the
icon appear?
The remaining
battery pack
power is low.
Why is the status
indicator lit red?
A recorded file is
being saved on
the card or built-in
memory.
The camera has
determined that
the image is bright
enough and the
flash is not
necessary.
Why does not the
flash operate?
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Action
Place the camera in
your pocket to warm
it up before using it.
Keep the battery
pack in an
environment of 10 to
35 °C.
If a battery becomes
depleted quickly even
after it was sufficiently
charged, it should be
assumed that the
battery has reached
the end of its service
life. Please replace it
with a new battery.
Replace with a new
battery pack. If this
is not effective,
consult your dealer.
Use the AC adaptor,
or replace the
battery pack with a
fully charged one.
Not a malfunction.
Wait until the status
indicator turns off.
Not a malfunction.
Capture the image;
the camera will
determine when the
flash is necessary.
Answer
—
Which resolution
setting should I
use?
—
Action
Except for some
settings, such as the
exposure setting
and exposure
compensation, all
the settings are
retained even after
the camera is turned
off.
Select the resolution
setting according to
the intended use.
Picture quality w
or better:
Appropriate for
printing letter-size or
larger, and for
printing a close-up
of part of a photo
(trimming).
, G, t: For
printing standard
photo (photo
service) sizes.
, [: For
photos displayed on
a web page, or sent
as e-mail
attachments.
(Concerning the
image quality of
video recordings,
please see
page 189.)
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Shooting
Question
Are the settings
retained even
after the camera
is turned off?
IMPORTANT MESSAGES AND ALERTS
Question
What is the
difference
between the
digital zoom and
the optical zoom?
Answer
—
How can I get the
distant view into
focus?
—
Shooting
LCD
monitor
When used in
cold weather, why
does the image
seem to leave
traces as it
moves?
Why does the
displayed image
contain some red,
blue and green
dots, or why are
black spots
visible?
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Condition due to
the LCD monitor
characteristics.
Action
Because shooting
with the optical
zoom uses the
optics of a physical
lens, you can shoot
without losing
minute details in the
image. The digital
zoom, on the other
hand, works by
magnifying a portion
of the image that
hits the image
sensor and may
produce a coarser
image.
Set the scene mode
function to the
landscape
mode when
photographing.
Not a malfunction.
Spots that appear in
the LCD monitor
only appear in the
LCD monitor and
will not be recorded
with the images.
Answer
The subject was
too bright.
Why is the image
out of focus?
The focus is not
locked properly.
Why is there no
image?
This may happen
when trying to
play back images
stored on a card
from a different
digital camera.
If the subject
moves or the
camera is moved
during recording,
a distorted image
may sometimes
occur.
Viewing
images
Why is the
playback image
distorted?
Action
When capturing an
image, devise a way
to compensate for a
bright subject, for
example, by
changing the
shooting angle.
Hold the camera
correctly and slowly
press the [O]
button halfway to
lock the focus. Then
press the [O]
button all the way to
capture the image.
Play back images
that were recorded
on a card using this
camera.
Not a malfunction.
This is a
characteristic of the
MOS sensor.
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Question
Why is the image
too bright?
Question
Why is not the
magnified image
clear?
IMPORTANT MESSAGES AND ALERTS
Why is not the
captured image
clear?
Can I play back
image and sound
files that I edited
using my
computer?
Viewing
images
Why is there a
motor-like sound
during video
playback?
Round white
spots that look like
bubbles are
appear in photos.
Connecting
to a TV
Why is there no
sound?
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Answer
Due to the
characteristics of
the camera,
magnified images
appear less clear.
The image was
captured using
the digital zoom.
—
The sound of the
camera’s
mechanical action
was recorded (the
sound of the
optical zoom
movement or the
autofocus sound).
When the flash is
used indoors or in
dark
surroundings,
dust in the air may
reflect the light
from the flash and
appear as round
white dots.
The volume on
the TV is set to
the minimum.
Action
Not a malfunction.
Not a malfunction.
Please note
playback of files that
were processed
using software other
than HD Writer VE
1.0 cannot be
guaranteed.
Not a malfunction.
Not a malfunction. It
is characteristic that
the position and
number of round
spots changes with
each shot.
Adjust the volume
on the TV.
Misc.
Why is a noise
heard from a
nearby TV or
radio during
battery
recharging?
Why does the
“CARD FULL.” or
“Built-in Memory
full.” message
appear?
Why does the
“Card is
protected”
message appear?
Why can not the
camera be
operated?
A problem such
as inability to
record or play
back occurs.
Some parts of the
unit, such as the
battery cover or
terminal cover,
cannot be moved.
Answer
You have
attempted to
splice videos that
were recorded in
different recording
modes.
Electromagnetic
waves are emitted
from the AC
adaptor.
Action
Select videos that
were recorded in the
same recording
mode.
There is no more
available memory
on the card or in
the camera’s builtin memory.
The lock switch on
the card is in the
locked (protect)
position.
A temporary
internal circuitry
problem may be
the cause.
Delete unnecessary
files, or use a card
that has more
memory available.
The card contains
files that were
saved using a
device other than
this camera.
The affected part
is frozen. Or, a
foreign substance
such as dust or
sand has gotten
inside.
Move the AC
adaptor further away
from the TV or radio
when recharging the
battery pack.
Move the lock switch
to the unlocked
position.
Remove the AC
adaptor and the
battery pack from
the camera, wait a
few minutes, then
reinstall the battery
pack and try again.
After saving your
files to a different
medium, format the
card.
Movement will be
restored when the
unitis returned to a
normal temperature.
Or, use the supplied
brush to remove the
foreign substance,
or rinse with fresh
water.
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Question
The “Cannot edit,
differing settings
exist.” message
appears.
Question
Can I use my
camera abroad?
IMPORTANT MESSAGES AND ALERTS
Misc.
Why does the
“ERROR
OCCURRED.
PLEASE TURN
UNIT OFF, THEN
TURN ON
AGAIN.” message
appear?
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Answer
—
A problem has
occurred within
the camera or
card.
Action
You can charge the
battery and connect
to a TV to view your
recordings when
abroad.
Check the following
items:
1 Remove the
card and then
install it again.
2 Remove the
battery pack and
then install it
again.
3 Install a different
card.
If “ERROR
OCCURRED.
PLEASE TURN
UNIT OFF, THEN
TURN ON AGAIN.”
still appears after
performing the
above steps, then
take the camera to
the dealer for
service.
TROUBLESHOOTING
Camera
Problem
No power.
Power
A blinking
temperature
warning icon is
shown,
and the
camera does
not turn on.
The camera
turns off by
itself.
Cause
The battery
pack is dead.
The battery
pack has not
been inserted
correctly.
The battery
pack is too hot.
Action
Reference
page
Recharge the
battery pack, or
replace with a
fully charged
battery pack.
Or connect the
AC adaptor.
Insert the
battery pack
correctly.
30
Wait for the
battery pack to
cool down.
36
The camera
has switched
to the sleep
mode.
Turn on the
camera again.
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IMPORTANT MESSAGES AND ALERTS
Before taking your camera to the repair shop, check the following table for a
possible solution to the problem.
IMPORTANT MESSAGES AND ALERTS
Problem
Cause
Action
An image is
not captured
when the [O]
button or [@]
button is
pressed.
The power is
not turned on.
If the camera
has switched to
the sleep
mode, turn on
the camera
before
shooting.
If the camera
was turned off,
press the
power button to
turn it on.
Install a new
card.
Delete the
images that are
not necessary.
Shooting
The flash does
not operate.
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The maximum
number of
images that
can be
captured or the
maximum
video
recording time
has been
reached.
The flash
mode is set to
.
The battery
pack is dead.
Reference
page
39, 40
37
73
Set the flash
mode to k or
m.
Recharge the
battery pack, or
replace with a
fully charged
battery pack.
Or connect the
AC adaptor
(optional).
49
30
Cause
Action
The digital
zoom does not
work.
There is noise
in the captured
image.
The digital
zoom setting is
set to
.
The ISO
sensitivity
setting is too
high.
The camera’s
internal
temperature is
high.
Set the digital
zoom setting to
.
Set the ISO
sensitivity to a
lower setting.
Shooting
The
icon
appears, and
shooting is not
possible.
Reference
page
53, 65
51, 86
Discontinue
shooting, and
wait for the
camera to cool
down before
using it again.
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IMPORTANT MESSAGES AND ALERTS
Problem
Problem
LCD
monitor
No playback
image
appears.
IMPORTANT MESSAGES AND ALERTS
The image is
too dark.
Cause
Action
The camera is
not set to the
playback
mode.
The flash was
blocked by a
finger or other
object.
Set the camera
to the playback
mode.
The subject
was too far
away.
Viewing
images
The subject
was lit from
behind.
There is not
enough light.
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Hold the
camera
correctly, and
make sure the
flash is not
obstructed.
Capture the
image in the
range of
operation of the
flash.
Set the flash
mode to m.
Use the
exposure
compensation
function.
Use the spot
Y lightmeasuring
mode.
Adjust the ISO
sensitivity
setting.
Reference
page
44
59
195
49
95
51
51, 86
Problem
The image is
too bright.
Viewing
images
The flash
mode is set to
m.
The subject
was too bright.
The ISO
sensitivity
setting is
incorrect.
The subject is
too close to the
camera.
The focus
setting is not
correct.
The camera
moved when
the [O]
button was
pressed.
(camera
shake)
The focus is
not locked
properly.
The lens is
dirty.
Action
Select a flash
mode other
than m.
Use the
exposure
compensation
function.
Set the ISO
sensitivity to
=.
Capture the
image with the
subject within
the appropriate
distance/range.
Select the
correct focus
setting for your
needs.
Hold the
camera
correctly and
slowly press
the [O]
button halfway
to lock the
focus. Then
press the [O]
button all the
way to capture
the image.
Clean the lens.
Reference
page
49
95
51, 86
51, 85
59, 62
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IMPORTANT MESSAGES AND ALERTS
The image is
not in focus.
Cause
IMPORTANT MESSAGES AND ALERTS
Problem
Cause
The colours of
the images
captured
indoors are not
correct.
This is due to
ambient
lighting.
The white
balance setting
is incorrect.
The handstrap
or a finger was
blocking the
lens.
A part of the
image is
missing.
Viewing
images
“No image” is
shown.
During audio
playback, there
is no sound.
Connecting
to a TV
There is no
colour in the
image.
The image is
distorted.
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There is no file
in the built-in
memory or in
the installed
card.
The play
volume setting
on the camera
is too low.
The TV output
setting is not
correct.
Action
Set the flash
mode to
.
Set the white
balance setting
correctly.
Hold the
camera
correctly, and
make sure the
lens is not
obstructed.
Play back after
capturing
images or
making audio
recordings.
Adjust the play
volume.
Select the
correct TV
output setting.
Reference
page
49
51, 87
59
—
54, 70,
80, 161
117, 120
Problem
No image or
sound.
Image
editing
Charging
The edge of
the image is
cut off.
You cannot
edit or rotate
an image.
The battery
pack is not
charging.
The “This file is
protected”
message
appears and
the file cannot
be deleted.
Misc.
The recording
capacity is less
than that
shown in the
tables on
pages 189 to
191.
Action
The camera is
not correctly
connected to
the TV.
Follow the
instructions to
make the
connection
correctly.
Set the TV
input to the
correct setting.
Not a
malfunction.
The TV input
setting is not
correct.
This is a
characteristic
of the TV.
The protect
mode is set.
The AC
adaptor is not
connected
properly.
You have
attempted to
delete a file
that is
protected from
accidental
erasure.
The recording
capacity is less
than the value
specified for
the card.
Cancel the
protect mode.
Reference
page
159, 161
—
54, 97
Connect the
AC adaptor
correctly.
34
Set the protect
setting for the
file to UNLOCK.
54, 97
Depending on
the card, the
capacity may
be less than the
specified value.
Please refer to
the instructions
that
accompanied
the card.
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IMPORTANT MESSAGES AND ALERTS
Connecting
to a TV
Cause
Restrictions concerning the Scene Mode and
Colour Mode features
Scene Mode restrictions
IMPORTANT MESSAGES AND ALERTS
Setting
Restrictions
Sports
Portrait
Colour mode: Fixed at
.
Focus: Fixed at *.
Exposure setting: Fixed at @.
Spotlight
Snow
Beach
Sunset
Fireworks
Landscape
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Colour mode: Fixed at
.
Focus: Fixed at *.
Exposure setting: Fixed at @.
White balance: Fixed at >.
Colour mode: Fixed at
.
Focus: Fixed at *.
Flash: Fixed at
.
ISO sensitivity: Fixed at =.
Subject tracking: Fixed at
.
Exposure compensation: Fixed at ±0.0.
Exposure: Fixed at @.
White balance: Fixed at >.
Colour mode: Fixed at
.
Focus: Fixed at *.
Subject tracking: Fixed at
Exposure: Fixed at @.
.
Setting
Night scenery
Under water
Low light*
Colour mode: Fixed at
Focus: Fixed at *.
Exposure: Fixed at @.
.
.
Colour mode: Fixed at
.
Focus range: Fixed at *.
Exposure: Fixed at @.
Colour mode: fixed at
.
Focus: Fixed at *.
Flash: Fixed at
.
ISO sensitivity: Fixed at =.
Exposure: Fixed at @.
* In some cases, the shutter speed may decrease to 1/15 sec.
HINT
When shooting hi-speed bursts...
i The shutter speed will be faster than 1/30 sec.
When recording a video...
i Even if the shutter speed is set to slower than 1/29 sec, the shutter speed
will be 1/30 sec.
Colour Mode restrictions
Setting
Restrictions
Monochrome
Sepia
Scene mode: Not available.
Colour tracking: Not available.
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Night portrait
Restrictions
Colour mode: Fixed at
.
Flash: Fixed at
.
Focus: Fixed at *.
Subject tracking: Fixed at
Exposure: Fixed at @.
About the scene mode function and focus setting
i The scene mode changes to
when the focus is set to
or -.
i Even if the focus is set to
or -, it changes to * when the scene
mode is set to any setting other than
.
IMPORTANT MESSAGES AND ALERTS
About the status indicator when charging the
battery pack
When the status indicator is flashing fast or slow, it may indicate one of
the following conditions.
Flashing at about 4-second intervals (2 seconds on, 2 seconds off):
slower
i This may indicate that the battery has been fully discharged, or when the
battery temperature is high or low. The battery can be charged, but in
some cases it may take several hours to fully charge it.
i During normal charging, the status indicator flashes at about 2-second
intervals. However, even in this case, depending on the ambient
conditions, the status indicator may flash at 4-second intervals until the
battery is fully charged.
Flashing at about 0.5-second intervals (0.25 seconds on, 0.25 seconds
off): faster
i The battery pack cannot be charged. Remove the battery pack from the
camera once and reinsert it, then begin charging it again.
i Check to see that there is no dust, grime or foreign matter adhering to the
camera or battery, and make sure that the battery pack is correctly
inserted. Turn off the camera before cleaning it of dust, grime or other
foreign matter.
i The battery pack or the ambient temperature is very high or very low. Try
charging the battery pack again after it has returned to a suitable
temperature. If the battery pack still cannot be charged, it is possible that
the camera, the battery pack or the AC adaptor may be defective.
Off:
i Charging is complete.
i If the status indicator turns off even though charging is not completed, it is
possible that the camera, the battery pack or the AC adaptor may be
defective.
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ABOUT COPYRIGHT
It is forbidden to copy the software accompanying this unit, or to reproduce it
on a network, without permission.
k Licenses
i SDXC Logo is a trademark of SD-3C, LLC.
i HDMI, the HDMI Logo, and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are
trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC in the United
States and other countries.
i Microsoft®, Windows® and Windows Vista® are either registered
trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States
and/or other countries.
i Microsoft product screen shot(s) reprinted with permission from Microsoft
Corporation.
i IBM and PC/AT are registered trademarks of International Business
Machines Corporation of the U.S.
i Intel®, Core™, Pentium® and Celeron® are the registered trademarks or
trademarks of Intel Corporation in the United States and other countries.
i AMD Athlon™ is a trademark of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
i iMovie and Mac are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and
other countries.
i PowerPC is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation.
i Other names of systems and products mentioned in these instructions are
usually the registered trademarks or trademarks of the manufacturers who
developed the system or product concerned.
This product is licensed under the AVC patent portfolio license for the
personal and non-commercial use of a consumer to (i) encode video in
compliance with the AVC Standard (“AVC Video”) and/or (ii) decode AVC
Video that was encoded by a consumer engaged in a personal and noncommercial 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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IMPORTANT MESSAGES AND ALERTS
k Carefully observe copyright laws
Whatever you have recorded and created can be used for your personal
entertainment only. Under copyright laws, other materials cannot be
used without obtaining permission from the holders of the copyrights.
CAUTIONS FOR USE
IMPORTANT MESSAGES AND ALERTS
About the camera
The camera and the SD card
become warm during use.
This is normal and is not a
malfunction.
Keep this unit as far away as
possible from electromagnetic
equipment (such as microwave
ovens, TVs, video games etc.).
i If you use this unit on top of or
near a TV, the pictures and/or
sound on this unit may be
disrupted by electromagnetic
wave radiation.
i Do not use this unit near cell
phones because doing so may
result in noise adversely affecting
the pictures and/or sound.
i Recorded data may be damaged,
or pictures may be distorted, by
strong magnetic fields created by
speakers or large motors.
i Electromagnetic wave radiation
generated by microprocessors
may adversely affect this unit,
disturbing the pictures and/or
sound.
i If this unit is adversely affected by
electromagnetic equipment and
stops functioning properly, turn
this unit off and remove the
battery or disconnect AC adaptor.
Then reinsert the battery or
reconnect AC adaptor and turn
this unit on.
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Do not use this unit near radio
transmitters or high-voltage lines.
i If you record near radio
transmitters or high-voltage lines,
the recorded pictures and/or
sound may be adversely affected.
Make sure to use the supplied
cords and cables. If you use
optional accessories, use the
cords and the cables supplied
with them.
Do not extend the cords and the
cables.
Do not use insecticides or volatile
chemicals near or on the camera.
i If the camera is sprayed with
such chemicals, its body may be
marred and the surface finish
may peel off.
i Do not allow prolonged contact
with rubber or plastic products.
When carrying the camera, do not
drop or bump it.
i A strong impact can break the
camera’s casing, causing it to
malfunction.
Cleaning
Before cleaning the camera, remove
the battery and disconnect the
power cord from the power outlet,
and then wipe the camera with a
soft dry cloth.
i For stubborn dirt, soak a cloth in
water, wring it out well, and use it
to wipe the dirty surfaces. Then
dry the surfaces with a dry cloth.
Do not use the camera for
business purposes, such as for
surveillance.
i Continuous use could cause the
camera to overheat and break.
i This camera is not for
commercial use.
When you are not going to use
the camera for an extended time
i When storing the camera in a
cupboard or cabinet, it is
recommended that you place a
desiccant (silica gel) in with it.
When disposing of or transferring
the camera
i Using this camera's [FORMAT] or
[DELETE] function only changes
the file management information
and does not completely delete
the built-in memory data. It may
be possible to recover (restore)
data using commercially available
software for that purpose.
i When disposing of the camera or
giving it to someone else, it is
recommended that you physically
format the built-in memory.
To physically format the built-in
memory, connect the AC adaptor
to the camera, eject the card from
the camera, select [FORMAT]
from Option Setting Menu 2, and
press the SET button.
When the display to delete the
built-in memory appears, select
[DELETE DATA], press the SET
button, and then follow the onscreen instructions.
i Managing the data in the built-in
memory is the responsibility of
the user. Panasonic does not
accept any responsibility in the
event that personal data is
leaked.
About the battery
The battery used in this camera is a
rechargeable lithium-ion battery. It is
affected by humidity and
temperature, and the effect
increases the more the temperature
rises or falls.
In high temperatures, the protection
function may be triggered,
preventing use.
Be sure to remove and store the
battery after use.
i If left inside the camera, a minute
amount of current continues to
flow even if the camera is off.
Keeping the camera in this state
may cause the battery to overdischarge, making it impossible
to use the battery even after it
has been charged.
i The battery should be stored in a
vinyl bag to prevent metal from
contacting the terminals.
i The battery should be stored in a
cool place free from humidity,
with as constant a temperature
as possible. (Recommended
temperature: 0 °C to 30 °C;
recommended humidity: 40 %RH
to 60 %RH)
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i Use of benzine, paint thinner,
alcohol, or dishwashing liquid
may alter the camera body or
peel the surface finish. Do not
use these solvents.
i When using a chemical dust
cloth, use in accordance with the
instructions that came with the
cloth.
IMPORTANT MESSAGES AND ALERTS
i Extremely high or low
temperatures will shorten the life
of the battery.
i Environments that are hot, humid
or oily can rust the terminals and
damage the battery.
i If storing the battery for an
extended period of time, it is
recommended that you charge it
once a year, use it until it is
depleted, and store it again.
Remove any dust adhering to the
battery terminals.
Prepare spare batteries when
going out.
i Prepare enough batteries to last
for 3 to 4 times the period you are
planning to record for. Cold
places such as a ski resort can
shorten recording time.
If you drop the battery
accidentally, check to see if the
terminals are damaged.
i Installing a battery with damaged
terminals can damage the
camera.
Do not throw an old battery into
fire.
i Heating a battery or throwing it
into a fire may cause it to burst or
explode.
If the battery does not last long
even after charging, it has
reached the end of its service life.
Please purchase a new battery.
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About the AC adaptor
i If the temperature of the battery
is extremely high or extremely
low, charging may take time or
the battery may not be charged.
i If the AC adaptor is used near a
radio (especially during AM
reception), it may generate noise
in the radio. Keep the AC adaptor
at least 1 meter from the radio.
i When using the AC adaptor, it
may generate an oscillating
sound. This is normal.
i When not using the AC adaptor,
be sure to disconnect it from the
AC power outlet.
i Do not allow the terminal
contacts in the battery
compartment or the battery
terminals to become dirty.
Connect the AC adaptor to a
nearby AC power outlet where the
power plug is easily accessible.
About the SD card
i The memory capacity indicated
on the SD card label is the total of
the capacity for copyright
protection and management, and
that ordinarily used by the
camera, computers, etc.
i Do not subject the SD card to a
strong impact. Do not bend or
drop it.
i SD card data may be corrupted
or lost due to electrical noise or
static electricity, or damage to the
camera or the card.
i When used for an extended
period of time, the camera
surface and the SD card may
become rather warm, but this is
not a malfunction.
Caution when disposing of or
transferring SD cards
i Using this camera or a computer
to format an SD card only
changes the file management
information and does not
completely delete the card data.
i It is recommended that the SD
card be physically destroyed, or
that this camera be used to
physically format the card if
giving it to someone else.
To physically format the SD card,
connect the AC adaptor to the
camera and proceed as follows.
Insert the SD card in the camera,
select [FORMAT] from Option
Setting Menu 2, and press the
SET button. Next select [DELETE
DATA], and press the SET button.
When the display to delete data
from the SD card appears, select
[YES], and then follow the onscreen instructions.
i Managing the data in the SD card
is the responsibility of the user.
About the LCD monitor
i If the LCD monitor is dirty, wipe it
clean with a soft cloth such as an
eyeglass cleaning cloth.
i Do not scratch or press the LCD
monitor with strong force.
i If you affix a screen protector
sheet to the LCD monitor, it may
become difficult to see.
i In an environment with extreme
temperature changes,
condensation may form on the
LCD monitor. Wipe it with a soft
cloth such as an eyeglass
cleaning cloth.
i When the camera has become
very cold, for example in cold
surroundings, the LCD monitor
will be slightly darker than usual
immediately after the camera is
turned on. Normal brightness will
be restored when the camera's
internal temperature rises.
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IMPORTANT MESSAGES AND ALERTS
Do not perform any of the
following operations while the SD
card is being accessed (the
status indicator is lit red).
h Remove the SD card
h Turn the camera off
h Insert or remove the USB
cable
h Expose the camera to
vibrations or shock.
Caution when handling SD cards
i Do not allow grime, water or
foreign matter to adhere to the
terminals on the back of the SD
card.
i Do not leave cards in the
following places:
h Where exposed to high
temperatures, such as under
direct sunlight or near a heater
h Humid or dusty places
h Where exposed to extreme
temperature changes
(condensation may occur)
h Where exposed to static
electricity or electromagnetic
waves
i When not using, store the SD
card in its case.
IMPORTANT MESSAGES AND ALERTS
The LCD monitor is
manufactured using highprecision technology;
however, black spots may
appear on the screen or some
pixels (red, blue or green) may
stay lit. This is normal and is
not a malfunction.
The effective pixel rate of the
LCD monitor is maintained at a
very accurate 99.99%, and dead
or stuck pixels may occur in at
most 0.01% of the pixels. Note
that these pixel defects are not
recorded with the captured
images and are not a cause for
concern.
About condensation
If condensation forms on the
camera, the lens will fog up and the
camera may not work properly.
Make every effort to ensure that
condensation does not form, or if it
does form, take appropriate action.
Causes of condensation
i Condensation occurs when the
ambient temperature or
humidity has changed, as in
the following:
h When the camera is brought
inside from the cold (for
example, a ski slope) to a
warm room
h When the camera is moved
from an air-conditioned car to
outside
h When a cold room has been
warmed up quickly
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h When cool wind from an air
conditioner blows directly on
the camera
h After summer rain showers
h When the camera is in a very
humid place where the air is
thick with steam (for example,
a heated swimming pool)
Hint for using in extreme
temperature changes
For example, if you bring the
camera into a heated room after
using it on a ski slope, place the
camera in a plastic bag, remove as
much air as possible from the bag,
then seal the bag. Leave the camera
for about an hour to allow the
temperature of camera to adjust to
the ambient temperature of the
room before using it.
Treating a foggy lens
Remove the battery and AC
adaptor, and leave the camera for
about 1 hour. The cloudiness will
dissipate naturally when the camera
adjusts to the ambient temperature.
RECORDING MODES/APPROXIMATE
RECORDABLE TIME
When
using a
Mac for
2 playback/
editing
1
Recording mode
Picture size
*1
1920×
1080
*1
1920×
1080
*1
*1
1280× 1280×
720
720
<
*2
640×
480
960×
540
Voice
memo
4 GB
20 min 30 min 30 min 50 min
2h
20 min
20 min
32 h
16 GB
1h
2h
2h
3h
9h
1h
50 min 10 min 10 min 30 min 50 min 20 min
131 h
64 GB
7h
8h
8h
13 h
30 min 30 min 30 min 30 min
32 h
5h
20 min
532 h
Built-in Approx.
25 sec 30 sec 30 sec 50 sec
memory 80 MB
2 min
15 sec 30 min
SD card
1 Favors image quality
2 Favors recording time
* 1: HD image quality
* 2: Conventional standard image quality
i If recording for long periods, prepare batteries for 3 or 4 times the period
you wish to record for. (page 30)
i The default recording mode is
.
i If a recording with a lot of action is recorded, the recordable time is less.
i The recordable time may be less if recording mostly short videos.
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IMPORTANT MESSAGES AND ALERTS
For SD cards, only the principal memory capacities are listed. The times
indicated are rough approximations of possible continuous recording times.
IMPORTANT MESSAGES AND ALERTS
i When the recording mode setting is set to audio recording <, and the
recording exceeds about 5 hours, the recorded file is saved and the audio
recording ends. For other recording mode settings, when the file size
exceeds 4 GB, the recorded file is saved once, and the recording continues
in a new file. (These 4 GB segments are automatically created. The
recording session continues until you stop recording.)
i Even with cards of the same capacity, the amount of data that can actually
be stored may differ depending on the card brand or type, recording
conditions, etc.
i The continuous recording time may differ depending, for example, on the
card type, capacity, efficiency, etc.
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APPROXIMATE NUMBER OF
RECORDABLE PICTURES
k Photo recording (single-shot)
Recording pixels
SD card
Built-in
memory
4 GB
16 GB
64 GB
Approx.
80 MB
A
4608×3456
400
1900
7900
10
15
1920×1080
5200
21200
82300
1600×1200
5400
22100
82300
Built-in
memory
4 GB
16 GB
32 GB
Approx.
80 MB
20
1280×720
9900
40600
164700
640×480
23900
97600
247100
110
110
200
500
G
Recording pixels
SD card
B
4608×3456 4608×2592
700
900
2900
3900
12000
15900
[
k Hi-Speed Burst
Recording pixels
SD card
Built-in
memory
4 GB
16 GB
64 GB
Approx.
80 MB
C
t
4608×3456
700
2900
12000
1600×1200
5400
22100
82300
15
110
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IMPORTANT MESSAGES AND ALERTS
For SD cards, only the principal memory capacities are listed.
The times indicated are rough approximations of possible continuous
recording times.
OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES
IMPORTANT MESSAGES AND ALERTS
Product numbers correct as of February, 2011.
These may be subject to change.
i Battery pack (VW-VBX070)
i HDMI mini cable (RP-CDHM15, RP-CDHM30)
i SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card (Refer to page 25)
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SPECIFICATIONS
Specifications are subject to change due to performance upgrades.
IMPORTANT MESSAGES AND ALERTS
Digital Movie Camera
Power source:
DC 5.0 V (when using AC adaptor)
3.7 V (when using battery)
Power consumption: Recording:
2.3W
Signal system:
1080/60i, 1080/30p, 720/60p, 720/30p, 480/30p, 540/30p
Recording format:
Video:
MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 file format compliant, iFrame
Voice memo: MPEG-4 AAC audio
Image sensor:
1/2.3 type (1/2.3”) MOS image sensor
Total:
Approx. 16,790,000 pixels (16.79 megapixels)
Effective pixels
Video:
Approx. 16 Mpx (4:3), Approx. 11.9 Mpx (16:9)
Photo:
Approx. 16 Mpx (4:3), Approx. 11.9 Mpx (16:9)
Lens:
Auto iris, 5× power zoom
Macro
F3.5 to F3.7 (f=6.8 mm to 34.0 mm)
35mm equivalent:
Video:
38.1 mm to 457.2 mm (4:3)
41.5 mm to 249.0 mm (60i/60p, 16:9)
41.5 mm to 498.0 mm (30p, 16:9)
Photo:
38.1 mm to 190.5 mm (4:3)
41.5 mm to 207.5 mm (16:9)
Minimum focus distance:
Normal:
Approx. 10 cm (Wide)/Approx. 80 cm (Tele)
Intelligent Auto macro: Approx. 1 cm (Wide)/Approx. 80 cm (Tele)
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Zoom:
(Photo) 5× optical zoom; (Video) 12× (30p)/6× (60i/60p) advanced zoom
Digital zoom; 120× (video mode, 30p mode), 60× (video mode, 60i/60p
mode), 50× (photo mode)
IMPORTANT MESSAGES AND ALERTS
Image stabiliser:
Electronic
Monitor:
6.7 cm (2.6”) wide LCD monitor (Approx. 230 K dots)
Microphone:
Internal stereo microphone
Speaker:
1 round speaker, dynamic type
White balance adjustment:
Auto tracking white balance system
Standard illumination:
1,400 lx
Minimum required subject illumination:
Approx. 3 lx (1/15 sec in the scene mode low light setting),
Approx. 9 lx (1/30 sec in the scene mode OFF setting)
AV multi connector video output:
1.0 Vp-p, 75Ω
HDMI mini connector video output:
HDMI™ 1080i/720p/480p
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AV multi connector audio output:
155 mV, output impedance 220Ω, 2 ch
IMPORTANT MESSAGES AND ALERTS
HDMI mini connector audio output:
Linear PCM
USB:
Reader/writer function
SD card:
Read only
Built-in memory: Read only
Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0), micro USB connector
Webcam
Compression:
Motion JPEG
Image size:
640×480 pixels
Flash:
Effective range: Approx. 80 cm to 2.1 m
Dimensions (excluding projecting parts):
92.0 mm (W)×123.7 mm (H)×41.2 mm (D)
Mass (weight):
Approx. 232 g (without battery and SD card)
Mass (weight) in operation:
Approx. 250 g (with battery and SD card)
Operating temperature:
0 °C to 35 °C
Operating humidity:
10 %RH to 80 %RH
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Water-resistant:
Compliant with JIS protection grade 8 standards (according to tests
conducted in-house by Panasonic)
Can be submerged at a maximum depth of 3.0 m, for up to 60 minutes.
IMPORTANT MESSAGES AND ALERTS
Battery operation time:
See page 30
k Video
Recording media:
SD Memory Card (FAT12 and FAT16 system compliant)
SDHC Memory Card (FAT32 system compliant)
SDXC Memory Card (exFAT system compliant)
Refer to page 25 for details concerning SD cards that can be used in this unit.
Built-in memory: Approx. 80 MB
Compression:
MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, iFrame
Recording modes:
: Approx. 17 Mbps (VBR)
: Approx. 15 Mbps (VBR)
: Approx. 15 Mbps (VBR)
: Approx. 9 Mbps (VBR)
: Approx. 3 Mbps (VBR)
: Approx. 24 Mbps (VBR)
Refer to page 189 for recordable times.
Picture size:
: 1920×1080/60i
: 1920×1080/30p
: 1280×720/60p
: 1280×720/30p
: 640×480/30p
: 960×540/30p
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Audio compression:
AAC (2 ch)
Recording media:
SD Memory Card (FAT12 and FAT16 system compliant)
SDHC Memory Card (FAT32 system compliant)
SDXC Memory Card (exFAT system compliant)
Refer to page 25 for details concerning SD cards that can be used in this unit.
Built-in memory: Approx. 80 MB
Compression:
JPEG (DCF/Exif2.2 standard)
Picture size:
Photo recording (single-shot)
A: 4608×3456 pixels
B: 4608×3456 pixels
: 4608×2592 pixels
: 1920×1080 pixels
G: 1600×1200 pixels
: 1280×720 pixels
[: 640×480 pixels
Hi-Speed Burst
C: 4608×3456 pixels
t: 1600×1200 pixels
Refer to page 191 for the number of recordable images.
AC adaptor
Power source:
AC input:
DC output:
AC 100 V to 240 V, 50/60 Hz
130 mA
5.0 V, 1.0 A
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IMPORTANT MESSAGES AND ALERTS
k Photo
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