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Panasonic DMCFP1 Operating Instructions
Operating Instructions
for advanced features
Digital Camera
Model No.
DMC-FP2
DMC-FP1
Before use, please read these instructions completely.
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Quick start guide
The battery is not charged
when the camera is
shipped. Charge the
battery and set the clock
before use.
When you do not use the
card (optional), you can
record or play back pictures
on the built-in memory
(→11).
Do not touch
the lens.
Charge the battery
Insert the battery and
the card
Open the lens cover
Lens cover
button
Playback button
Select the desired recording mode
■ To use settings automatically selected by the
camera
Press the
button.
■ To select the recording mode manually
Press the [MODE] button.
Press ▲▼ to select the recording mode, and
then press [MENU/SET].
Press the shutter button and take pictures
[MODE] button
[MENU/SET]
Press halfway
(press lightly and
focus)
Press fully (press
the button all the
way to record)
■ To play back the pictures
Press the Playback button.
Select the picture you want to
view.
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Contents
Before use
Before use .............................................. 5
Read first .......................................................5
To prevent damage, malfunctions, and faults .....5
Standard Accessories ........................... 6
Names of parts....................................... 7
Cursor button ................................................7
Preparations
Charging battery .................................... 8
Guidelines for number of recordable pictures
and recording time ........................................9
Inserting and removing the card
(optional)/the battery ........................... 10
Basics
Sequence of Recording ...................... 23
Convenient ways to turn the power on ........24
Taking pictures with automatic settings
[INTELLIGENT AUTO] Mode................ 25
Taking pictures with your own settings
[NORMAL PICTURE] Mode .................. 27
Align focus for desired composition ............28
Direction detection function .........................28
Taking pictures with zoom.................. 29
Enlarging further
[DIGITAL ZOOM] .......30
Viewing your pictures
[NORMAL PLAY] .................................. 31
Deleting pictures ................................. 32
To delete multiple (up to 50) or all pictures ...32
Picture save destination
(cards and built-in memory) ........................ 11
Remaining battery and memory capacity .... 11
Setting the clock .................................. 12
Setting the menu ................................. 14
Menu type ...................................................15
Using Quick menu .......................................16
Using [SETUP] menu ....................... 17
[CLOCK SET]/
[WORLD TIME]/
[TRAVEL DATE]/
[BEEP]/
[VOLUME]..............................................17
[LCD MODE]/
[DISPLAY SIZE]/
[FOCUS ICON] ......................................18
[AUTO POWER OFF]/
[AUTO REVIEW]....................................19
[RESET]/
[USB MODE] .....................20
[VIDEO OUT]/
[TV ASPECT]
[VERSION DISP.]/
[FORMAT] ..........21
[LANGUAGE]/
[DEMO MODE].........22
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Contents (Continued)
Application (Record)
Changing recording information
display .................................................. 33
Taking pictures with self-timer ........... 34
Taking pictures with flash................... 35
Taking close-up pictures .................... 37
Viewing as list
(Multi playback/Calendar playback)... 61
Watching motion pictures .................. 62
Different playback methods
(Playback Mode) .................................. 63
Taking pictures at even closer range
[MACRO ZOOM].....................................38
[SLIDE SHOW] ......................................64
[CATEGORY PLAY]/
[FAVORITE PLAY] .................................66
Taking pictures with exposure
compensation ...................................... 39
Taking pictures according to the
scene [SCENE MODE] .................. 40
[PORTRAIT]/
[SOFT SKIN]/
[TRANSFORM] ......................................41
[SELF PORTRAIT]/
[SCENERY]/
[SPORTS]/
[NIGHT PORTRAIT] .......42
[NIGHT SCENERY]/
[FOOD]/
[PARTY]/
[CANDLE LIGHT] ..............43
[BABY]/
[PET]/
[SUNSET] ............44
[HIGH SENS.]/
[HI-SPEED BURST] ..45
[FLASH BURST]/
[STARRY SKY] .....46
[FIREWORKS]/
[BEACH]/
[SNOW]/
[AERIAL PHOTO]/
[FILM GRAIN]/
[PHOTO FRAME] ..................................47
Registering commonly used scenes
[MY SCENE MODE].......................... 48
Taking motion pictures
[MOTION PICTURE] Mode ............. 49
[REC QUALITY] .....................................50
Useful features for travel .................... 51
[TRAVEL DATE] .....................................51
[WORLD TIME] ......................................52
Using [REC] menu ............................... 53
[PICTURE SIZE] ....................................53
[SENSITIVITY] ......................................54
[WHITE BALANCE] ...............................55
[AF MODE] ............................................56
[BURST]/
[DIGITAL ZOOM]..............57
[COLOR MODE]/
[STABILIZER] ......58
[AF ASSIST LAMP]/
[RED-EYE REMOVAL]/
[CLOCK SET] ...59
Entering Text ........................................ 60
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Application (View)
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Using [PLAYBACK] menu ................... 67
[CALENDAR]/
[TEXT STAMP] .........67
[RESIZE] ................................................68
[CROPPING]..........................................69
[ROTATE DISP.]/
[FAVORITE] ...........70
[PRINT SET] ..........................................71
[PROTECT]............................................72
[COPY]...................................................73
Connecting with other devices
Using with your PC.............................. 74
Printing ................................................. 76
Printing multiple pictures .............................77
Print with date and text................................77
Making print settings on camera .................78
Viewing on TV screen ......................... 79
Others
List of LCD monitor displays.............. 80
In recording .................................................80
In playback ..................................................81
Message displays ................................ 82
Q&A Troubleshooting ........................ 84
Usage cautions and notes .................. 90
Recording picture/time capacity ........ 92
Before use
Read first
■ Fully peel off the strip of
To prevent damage,
malfunctions, and faults
■ Avoid shocks, vibration, and pressure.
tape from the lens cover
before using the camera.
• Avoid exposing the camera to strong
vibration or shock; e.g. dropping or
hitting the camera, or sitting down with
the camera in your pocket.
Strip of
(Attach hand strap to avoid dropping
tape
camera. Hanging any items other
than the supplied hand strap from the
■ Do a test shot first!
camera can apply pressure against it.)
Check first to see if you can take pictures
• Do not press the lens or the LCD
and record sounds successfully.
monitor.
■ We will not compensate for failed/
■
Do not get the camera wet or insert
lost recording or for direct/indirect
foreign objects.
damage.
This camera is not waterproof.
Panasonic will not provide compensation
• Do not expose the camera to water,
even if damage is caused by faults with
rain, or seawater.
camera or card.
(If camera gets wet, wipe with a soft,
■ Certain pictures cannot be played
dry cloth. Wring cloth thoroughly first if
back.
wet with seawater, etc.)
• Pictures edited on a computer
• Avoid exposing lens and socket to dust
• Pictures taken or edited on a different
or sand, and do not allow liquids to leak
camera
into gaps around buttons.
(Pictures taken or edited on this camera
• When opening and closing the lens
may also not be able to be played back
cover, make sure that liquid or foreign
on other cameras)
objects such as sand do not enter.
■ Software on the CD-ROM supplied
■ Avoid condensation caused by sudden
changes in temperature and humidity.
The following actions are prohibited:
• Making duplicates (copying) for sale
• When moving between places of
or rent
different temperature or humidity, place
• Copying onto networks
camera into a plastic bag and allow to
adjust to conditions before use.
• If the lens clouds up, switch off the
power and leave for about two hours to
allow camera to adjust to conditions.
• If the LCD monitor clouds up, wipe with
a soft, dry cloth.
LCD monitor characteristics
Extremely high precision technology is employed to produce the LCD monitor screen.
However there may be some dark or bright spots (red, blue or green) on the screen.
This is not a malfunction.
The LCD monitor screen has more than 99.99% effective pixels with a mere 0.01% of
the pixels inactive or always lit. The spots will not be recorded on pictures on the builtin memory or a card.
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Before use (Continued)
To prevent damage,
malfunctions, and faults
■ Lens
• Do not leave the lens exposed to direct
sunlight.
■ When using a tripod or unipod
• Do not apply excessive force or tighten
screws when they are crooked. (This
may damage the camera, screw hole,
or label.)
• Ensure that the tripod is stable. (Refer
to the tripod instructions.)
■ When transporting
Switch off power.
(To prevent the camera from being turned
on accidentally, make sure not to open
the lens cover when putting the camera
away or removing it from the case.)
Please also refer to ‘Usage cautions and
notes’ (→90).
The following do not indicate
mechanical problems.
• The camera rattles when shaken.
(This is the sound of the lens moving.)
• The camera clicks when turned on
or off, or when switched between
recording and playback. (This is also
the sound of the lens moving.)
• You feel vibration when zooming in or
out. (This is from the lens moving.)
• The lens makes a noise when you are
recording. (This is the sound of iris
adjustment in response to changes
in ambient light.) At this time, pictures
displayed on the LCD monitor change
rapidly, but the recording is not
affected.
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Standard
Accessories
Check that all the accessories are
included before using the camera.
●The accessories and their shape
will differ depending on the country
or area where the camera was
purchased.
For details on the accessories, refer
to Basic Operating Instructions.
●Battery Pack is indicated as battery
pack or battery in the text.
●Battery Charger is indicated as
battery charger or charger in the text.
●Please dispose of all packaging
appropriately.
■ Optional accessories
• Cards are optional. You can record
or play back pictures on the built-in
memory when you are not using a
card.
• Consult the dealer or your nearest
Service Centre if you lose the supplied
accessories. (You can purchase the
accessories separately.)
Names of parts
Zoom lever (→29)
Release lever (→10)
Shutter button (→25, 49)
Flash (→35)
Tripod receptacle
Lens (→6)
Self-timer indicator (→34)/
AF assist lamp (→59)
Card/Battery door
(→10)
Lens cover (→23)
Microphone (→49)
Power button (→24)
button (→25)
Playback button (→31)
LCD monitor (→33, 80)
Speaker (→17, 62)
[MODE] button (→27)
Cursor button
Hand strap eyelet
[DISPLAY] button (→33)
[Q.MENU] (→16)/delete button (→32)
[AV OUT/DIGITAL] socket
(→74, 76, 79)
[DC IN] socket (→74, 76)
• Always use a genuine Panasonic AC
adaptor (optional).
We recommend
using the supplied
hand strap to
avoid dropping
② the camera.
①
● If you attach a hand strap other
than the one supplied, it may
become impossible to open the
lid of the [AV OUT/DIGITAL]
socket or [DC IN] socket.
Cursor button
[MENU/SET]
Up cursor button (▲)
Left cursor button (◄)
Right cursor button (►)
(menu display/set/finish) (→14)
• Self-timer (→34)
• Exposure compensation (→39)
• Flash (→35)
Down cursor button (▼)
• Macro mode (→37)
●In this manual, the button that is used is shaded or indicated by▲▼◄►.
●The illustrations and screens in this manual may differ from the actual product. This
manual uses the screens from DMC-FP1 as examples in its explanations.
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Charging battery
■About batteries that you can use with this unit
It has been found that counterfeit battery packs which look very similar to the
genuine product are made available to purchase in some markets. Some of
these battery packs are not adequately protected with internal protection to
meet the requirements of appropriate safety standards. There is a possibility
that these battery packs may lead to fire or explosion. Please be advised that
we are not liable for any accident or failure occurring as a result of use of a
counterfeit battery pack. To ensure that safe products are used we recommend
that a genuine Panasonic battery pack is used.
• Use the dedicated charger and battery.
• The camera has a function for distinguishing batteries which can be used
safely. The dedicated battery supports this function. The only batteries
suitable for use with this unit are genuine Panasonic products and batteries
manufactured by other companies certified by Panasonic. (Batteries which
do not support this function cannot be used). Panasonic cannot in any way
guarantee the quality, performance or safety of batteries which have been
manufactured by other companies and are not genuine Panasonic products.
Insert the battery terminals and
attach the battery to the charger
Ensure [LUMIX] faces outwards.
Connect the charger to the
electrical outlet
●Plug-in type
●Inlet type
Battery
(model- specific)
cable does
not fit
entirely into
the AC input
terminal. A gap will remain.
Detach the battery after charging is
completed
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Charging light ([CHARGE])
On: Charging in progress
(approx. 110 min. if fully
depleted)
Off: Charging complete
• The AC
Charger
(model - specific)
1
If light is flashing:
• Charging may take longer
than normal if battery
temperature is too high or
too low (charging may not be
completed).
• Battery/charger connector is
dirty. Clean with a dry cloth.
Always charge before first use! (not sold pre-charged)
Guidelines for number of recordable pictures and recording time
Figures may be reduced if flash, zoom, or [LCD MODE] are used frequently; or in colder
climates.
Number of recordable
Approx. 300 pictures
pictures
By CIPA standard
Recording time
Approx. 150 min
●Recording conditions by CIPA standard
• CIPA is an abbreviation of [Camera & Imaging • Recording once every 30 seconds with full
flash every second recording.
Products Association].
• Rotating the zoom lever from Tele to Wide or
• [NORMAL PICTURE] Mode
vice versa in every recording.
• Temperature: 23 °C/Humidity: 50% when LCD
• Turning the camera off every 10 recordings
monitor is on.∗
and leaving it until the temperature of the
• Using a Panasonic SD Memory Card (32 MB).
battery decreases.
• Using the supplied battery.
∗ The number of recordable pictures
• Starting recording 30 seconds after the
decreases in Auto Power LCD Mode and
camera is turned on. (When the optical image
Power LCD Mode.
stabilizer function is set to [AUTO].)
Number reduced if intervals longer – e.g. to approx. one quarter (75 pictures) for 2-minute intervals
under the above conditions.
Playback time
Approx. 260 min
The number of recordable pictures or available recording time may vary slightly according
to battery and usage conditions.
● The time required for charging varies depending on conditions of battery usage. Charging takes
longer at high or low temperatures and when the battery has not been used in some time.
● Battery will be warm during charging and for some time thereafter.
● Battery will run out if not used for long periods of time, even after being charged.
● Charge the battery with the charger indoors (10 °C - 35 °C ).
● Do not leave any metal items (such as clips) near the contact areas of the power plug.
Otherwise, a fire and/or electric shocks may be caused by short-circuiting or the resulting heat
generated.
● Frequently charging up battery is not recommended.
(Frequently charging battery reduces maximum usage time and can cause battery to expand.)
● Do not disassemble or modify the charger.
● If available battery power is significantly reduced, battery is reaching end of lifespan. Please
purchase a new battery.
● The battery charger is in the standby condition when the AC power is supplied.
The primary circuit is always “live” as long as the battery charger is connected to an electrical outlet.
● When charging:
• Remove any dirt on connectors of charger and battery with dry cloth.
• Keep at least 1 m (3.28 feet) away from AM radio (may cause radio interference).
• Noises may be emitted from inside of charger, but this is not a fault.
• Remove charger from wall socket after charging (up to 0.1 W consumed if left in place).
Do
● not use the damaged or dented battery (especially connectors), e.g. by dropping (can cause
faults).
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Inserting and removing the card (optional)/
the battery
Turn the camera off and slide
the release lever to [OPEN]
before opening the lid
Release lever
Do not
touch
terminal
[OPEN]
[LOCK]
Completely insert battery
and card
Close lid
Charged battery (check orientation)
Card (check orientation: terminals face
LCD)
Slide to the [LOCK] position.
■To remove
• To remove battery:
move lever in
direction of arrow.
Lever
• To remove card:
press down in
centre.
●Always use genuine Panasonic batteries.
●If you use other batteries, we cannot guarantee the quality of this
product.
●Remove battery from camera after use.
• Store the battery in battery carrying case (supplied).
●To remove the card or battery, turn the camera off and wait until
the LCD monitor display is completely blank. (Failure to wait may cause the camera to
malfunction and may damage the card or recorded data.)
●Keep the Memory Card out of reach of children to prevent swallowing.
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Picture save destination (cards and built-in memory)
Pictures will be saved to a card if one is inserted, or to the built-in memory
if not.
■ Built-in memory (approx. 40 MB)
●Pictures may be copied between cards and the built-in memory (→73).
●The access time for the built-in memory may be longer than the access time for a card.
●[QVGA] in [REC QUALITY] only can be available to record motion pictures in the built-in memory.
■ Compatible memory cards (optional)
The following SD standard-based cards (Panasonic brand recommended)
Type of Card
Capacity
SD memory
8 MB – 2 GB
cards
SDHC memory 4 GB – 32 GB
cards
SDXC memory 48 GB – 64 GB
cards
Notes
• Can be used with devices compatible with the
respective formats.
• Before using SDXC memory cards, check that
your computer and other devices support this
type of card.
http://panasonic.net/avc/sdcard/information/SDXC.html
• Cards in capacities not listed at left are not
supported.
Switch (LOCK)
●Please reformat the card with this camera if it has already been formatted with a
computer or another device. (→21)
●If the write-protect switch is set to ‘LOCK’, the card cannot be used to record or delete
pictures, and it cannot be formatted.
●It is recommended that you copy important pictures to your computer (as
electromagnetic waves, static electricity, or faults may cause data to be damaged).
●Latest information:
http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/dsc/ (This Site is English only.)
Remaining battery and memory capacity
Remaining battery (only when using battery)
(flashes red)
If the battery mark flashes red, recharge or replace battery. (→8)
Displayed when no card inserted (pictures will be saved to built-in memory)
Pictures remaining (→92)
When in operation
(Card) or
(Built-in memory) are illuminated red.
This means that an operation is in progress, such as the recording, reading, deleting,
or formatting of pictures. Do not turn off the power or remove the battery, card, or AC
adaptor (optional) (this may cause damage to or loss of data).
Do not subject the camera to vibrations, impact, or static electricity. Should any of these
cause camera operation to be terminated, attempt to perform the operation again.
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Setting the clock
Do not touch the
lens.
Open the lens cover
The power is turned on.
If the language select screen is not displayed,
proceed to step .
Press [MENU/SET] while the
message is displayed
Lens cover
Press ▲▼ to select the language,
and press [MENU/SET]
• The [PLEASE SET THE CLOCK] message
appears.
■To set local time at travel
destination
[WORLD TIME] (→52)
Press [MENU/SET]
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The clock is not set when the camera is shipped.
Press ◄► to select the items (year, month, day, hour, minute,
display order or time display format), and press ▲▼ to set
Select the
setting
item
Change
the values
and
settings
Select either [24HRS] or [AM/
PM] for the time display format.
Select the display order for the day, month, and year
([M/D/Y], [D/M/Y], or [Y/M/D]).
• To cancel → Press .
• When set to [AM/PM], 0:00 midnight is AM 12:00, and 0:00 noon is PM 12:00.
Press [MENU/SET]
Confirm the setting and press [MENU/SET]
• To return to the previous screen, press
.
• Turn on power again and check time display.
(Time and date can be displayed by pressing [DISPLAY] several times.)
To change time setting
Select [CLOCK SET] from [SETUP] menu (→17), perform
and .
• Clock settings will be saved for approx. 3 months even after battery is removed,
provided a fully-charged battery was installed in camera for the 24 hours
beforehand.
●Failure to set the date and time will cause the date/time to be improperly printed when
printing pictures in digital photo centre or when using [TEXT STAMP].
●Year can be set between 2000 and 2099.
●After the time has been set, the date can be printed correctly even if the date is not
displayed on the camera screen.
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Setting the menu
Refer to the procedure example below when operating the [SETUP] menu, [REC] menu
and [PLAYBACK] menu.
(Example) Change [LCD MODE] in [SETUP] menu when in [NORMAL PICTURE] Mode.
Do not touch the
lens.
Open the lens cover
The power is turned on.
Select [NORMAL PICTURE] Mode
Press the [MODE] button.
Press ▲▼ to select [NORMAL PICTURE],
and then press [MENU/SET].
• To display the [PLAYBACK] menu, press the
Playback button to switch to playback mode.
Bring up the menu
Lens cover
The
background
colour of the
selected item
changes.
Shutter button
Select [SETUP] menu
Highlight
■To restore default settings
[RESET] (→20)
Select and return
to menu items
The
background
colour
changes.
Select the item
Page
(Zoom lever
can be used to
switch to next
screen.)
Item
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Settings display may vary according to items.
Menu items displayed vary according to the mode.
Select the setting
Settings
Selected setting
Close menu
• You can also exit this menu in
recording mode by pressing the
shutter button halfway down.
Menu type
[REC] menu (Recording mode only)
Changing picture preferences (→53 - 59)
• Enables you to specify colour, sensitivity, pixel level, and
other settings.
[SETUP] menu
Making the camera more convenient to use (→17 - 22)
• Enables you to specify settings related to usability.
Adjust the clock, change the beep sounds, and so on.
[PLAYBACK] menu (Playback mode only)
Using your pictures (→67 - 73)
• Enables you to specify picture protection, cropping, and
printing settings for pictures you have taken.
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Setting the menu (Continued)
Using Quick menu
Recording menu items can be called up easily.
In recording mode, display the
Quick menu
Press the
button until
the Quick
menu is
displayed
Quick menu
Select item and setting
Select
Press
(Finished)
Setting
Item
●Settings items displayed vary depending on recording mode.
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Using [SETUP] menu
For details about the setting procedure in the [SETUP] menu. (→14)
Make general camera settings such as adjusting the clock, extending the battery life, and
changing the beep sounds.
[CLOCK SET], [AUTO REVIEW] and [AUTO POWER OFF] are important for clock
setting and battery life. Please check these before use.
Item
[CLOCK SET]
Settings, notes
Set time, date, and display format.
Set the date and time.
(→12)
[WORLD TIME]
[DESTINATION]: Set the local time at travel destination.
Set the local time at
travel destination. (→52)
[TRAVEL DATE]
Record the number of
days elapsed in your
travels. (→51)
[BEEP]
Change or mute the
beep/shutter sounds.
[HOME]: Set date and time at home area.
[TRAVEL SETUP]
[OFF]/[SET] (Register departure and return dates.)
[LOCATION]
[OFF]/[SET] (Input name of destination.) (→60)
[BEEP LEVEL]
/
/
: Mute/Low/High
[BEEP TONE]
/
/
: Change beep tone.
[SHUTTER VOL.]
/
/
: Mute/Low/High
[SHUTTER TONE]
/
[VOLUME]
Adjust volume of sound
from speakers (7 levels).
/
: Change shutter tone.
0 • • [LEVEL3] • • [LEVEL6]
• Cannot be used to adjust TV speaker volume when
connected to TV. (We recommend setting camera
volume to 0)
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Using [SETUP] menu (Continued)
For details about the setting procedure in the [SETUP] menu. (→14)
Item
[LCD MODE]
Settings, notes
[OFF]: Normal (cancel setting)
Make LCD monitor easier
to see.
[AUTO POWER LCD]:
The brightness is adjusted automatically depending on
how bright it is around the camera.
[POWER LCD]:
Makes screen brighter than normal (for outdoor use).
[HIGH ANGLE]:
Makes screen easier to see when taking pictures from
high positions. (becomes harder to see from the front)
• [AUTO POWER LCD] is disabled in the following situations.
During playback mode or menu screen display, or when
connected to computer/printer.
• [POWER LCD] will be deactivated if no operations are performed
for 30 seconds while recording. (Brightness can be restored by
pressing any button)
• [HIGH ANGLE] will be cancelled when power is turned off
(including [AUTO POWER OFF]).
• Brightness/colour of screen in [LCD MODE] has no effect on
pictures recorded.
• Block out sunlight (with hand, etc.) if reflection makes screen
difficult to see.
• [AUTO POWER LCD] and [HIGH ANGLE] are not available in
playback mode.
• Selecting [AUTO POWER LCD] or [POWER LCD] will reduce the
number of pictures available and battery life.
[DISPLAY SIZE]
[STANDARD]/[LARGE]
Change the display size
of the menu.
[FOCUS ICON]
Change the focus icon.
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/
/
/
/
For details about the setting procedure in the [SETUP] menu. (→14)
Item
[AUTO POWER OFF]
Turn off the camera
automatically after a
specified period of
inactivity.
[AUTO REVIEW]
Automatically display
still pictures immediately
after taking them.
Settings, notes
[OFF]/[2 MIN.]/[5 MIN.]/[10 MIN.]
• Not used in the following situations.
When an AC adaptor (optional) is used, when connected
to a computer or printer, during motion picture recording
or playback, and during slideshows or demos
• Specific periods apply in the following situations.
[INTELLIGENT AUTO] Mode: [5 MIN.], and when a
slideshow is paused: [10 MIN.]
[OFF]: No auto review
[1 SEC.]/[2 SEC.]: Automatically display for 1 or 2
seconds.
[HOLD]: Auto review screen remains until a button (other
than the [DISPLAY] button) is pressed
• Fixed to [2 SEC.] in [INTELLIGENT AUTO] Mode.
• Auto review occurs immediately after still pictures
taken in [BURST] mode and in the scene modes [SELF
PORTRAIT], [HI-SPEED BURST], [FLASH BURST], and
[PHOTO FRAME], regardless of settings.
• Motion pictures cannot be automatically reviewed.
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Using [SETUP] menu (Continued)
For details about the setting procedure in the [SETUP] menu. (→14)
Item
[RESET]
Reset to the default
settings.
Settings, notes
[RESET REC. SETTINGS?]
[YES]/[NO]
[RESET SETUP PARAMETERS?]
[YES]/[NO]
• Resetting the setup parameters will also reset the
following.
- Age in years/months and names in scene modes
[BABY] and [PET]
- [TRAVEL DATE]
- [WORLD TIME]
- [FAVORITE] in [PLAYBACK] menu (set to [OFF])
- [ROTATE DISP.] (set to [ON])
• Folder numbers and clock settings will not be reset.
• Camera movement may be audible as the lens function
is reset. This is not a fault.
[USB MODE]
Select communication
method for when
connecting camera to a
computer or printer with
USB connection cable.
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[SELECT ON CONNECTION]:
Select [PC] or [PictBridge (PTP)] each time you connect to
a computer or PictBridge-compatible printer
[PictBridge (PTP)]: Select when connecting to a
PictBridge-compatible printer
[PC]: Select when connecting to a computer
For details about the setting procedure in the [SETUP] menu. (→14)
Item
[VIDEO OUT]
Change the video output
format when connected
to a TV, etc. (Playback
mode only).
[TV ASPECT]
Change the aspect ratio
when connected to a
TV, etc. (Playback mode
only).
[VERSION DISP.]
Settings, notes
[NTSC]/[PAL]
• Operates when AV cable is connected.
/
• Operates when AV cable is connected.
Current version is displayed.
Check the version of the
camera firmware.
[FORMAT]
Use when [BUILT-IN
MEMORY ERROR]
or [MEMORY CARD
ERROR] appears, or
when formatting the builtin memory or card.
When a card/built-in
memory is formatted,
the data cannot be
restored. Check the
content of the card/
built-in memory
carefully before
formatting.
[YES]/[NO]
• This requires a sufficiently charged battery (→8) or AC
adaptor (optional). When formatting the built-in memory,
remove any cards.
(Only inserted card will be formatted if present; built-in
memory will be formatted if no card is inserted.)
• Always format cards with this camera.
• All picture data including protected pictures will be
deleted. (→72)
• Do not turn off power or perform other operations during
formatting.
• Formatting the built-in memory may take several
minutes.
• Consult your nearest Service Centre if format cannot be
successfully completed.
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Using [SETUP] menu (Continued)
For details about the setting procedure in the [SETUP] menu. (→14)
Item
[LANGUAGE]
Settings, notes
Set the language displayed on the screen.
Change display
language.
[DEMO MODE]
View demonstration of
functions.
[STABILIZER DEMO.]: (Only during recording)
Indicates the extent of jitter detected by the camera
(Estimate)
Large ← Small → Large
Extent of jitter
Extent of jitter after stabilization
• When the demo screen is displayed, press [MENU/SET]
to switch the Optical Image Stabilizer between on and
off.
• Cannot be displayed in playback mode.
• To stop→ Press [DISPLAY] button.
• Recording and zoom cannot be performed during demo.
[AUTO DEMO]: View introductory slideshow
[OFF]/[ON]
• To close → Press [MENU/SET]
• If the camera is left switched on while connected to the
AC adaptor (optional) and with no card inserted, the
demo will automatically begin whenever no operations
are performed for approx. 2 minutes.
• [AUTO DEMO] cannot be displayed on external devices
such as TVs.
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Sequence of Recording
Please set the clock before recording. (→12)
Do not touch the
lens.
Open the lens cover
The power is turned on.
Select the desired recording mode
and record
■ To use settings automatically selected by
the camera
Press the
button.
■ To select the recording mode manually
Press the [MODE] button.
Press ▲▼ to select the recording mode,
and then press [MENU/SET].
Lens cover
Power button
button
Playback button
Play back the pictures you took
Press the Playback button.
Press ◄► to select a picture.
■ To return to the recording mode
Press the Playback button again.
• The camera returns to the previous
recording mode.
Close the lens cover
The power is turned off.
• The power can also be turned off by
pressing the Power button.
[MODE] button
[MENU/SET]
■ Recording mode list
[INTELLIGENT AUTO] Mode
Take pictures with automatic settings.
(→25)
[NORMAL PICTURE] Mode
Take pictures with your own settings.
(→27)
[MY SCENE MODE]
Take pictures in commonly used scene
(→48)
modes.
[SCENE MODE]
Take pictures according to scene.
(→40)
[MOTION PICTURE] Mode
Take motion pictures.
(→49)
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Sequence of Recording (Continued)
■Holding the camera
AF assist lamp
Flash
• If jitter becomes noticeable, use both hands, keep your
arms close to your body, and stand with your feet at
shoulder width.
• Do not touch the lens.
• Do not block the microphone when recording motion
picture. (→7)
• Do not block the flash or the AF assist lamp. Do not look
at it from close range.
• Try to hold the camera steady the moment you press the
shutter button.
Convenient ways to turn the power on
Besides opening the lens cover, you can also turn the power on as follows.
■To turn the power on in playback mode
Hold
Pictures on the card or built-in memory are
displayed.
■With the lens cover opened and the power off
Hold
The camera will turn on in recording mode.
• When the Power button is held with the lens cover
closed, a message [PLEASE OPEN THE LENS
COVER] is displayed.
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Taking pictures with automatic settings
[INTELLIGENT AUTO] Mode
Recording mode:
Optimum settings are made automatically from information such as ‘face,’ ‘movement,’
‘brightness,’ and ‘distance’ just by pointing the camera at the subject, meaning that clear
pictures can be taken without the need to make settings manually.
Open the lens cover
The power is turned on.
Select [INTELLIGENT AUTO] Mode
• Press again to return to the
previous recording mode.
Recording mode icon (see below)
Take pictures
Press fully (press
the button all the
way to record)
Press halfway
(press lightly and
focus)
Shutter button
■Automatic scene detection
Focus display
(when focus aligned:
flashing → illuminated)
The type of scene detected is indicated by a
blue icon for two seconds
Camera identifies scene when pointed at subject, and makes optimum settings
automatically.
[i PORTRAIT]: People are detected
[i NIGHT PORTRAIT]: People and night
scenery are detected (Only when
is selected)
[i NIGHT SCENERY]: Night scenery is
detected
[i MACRO]: A close-up shot is detected
[i SUNSET]: A sunset is detected
Reads subject movement to avoid blurring when scene does not correspond to any of the
above.
[i SCENERY]: Scenery is detected
If the camera automatically identifies the scene and determines that people appear
as subjects in the picture (
or
), face detection is activated, and the focus and
exposure are adjusted for the recognised faces.
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Taking pictures with automatic settings
[INTELLIGENT AUTO] Mode (Continued)
Recording mode:
■To use flash
Select either
(i Auto) or
(Forced flash off).
• When
is used,
,
(Auto/red-eye reduction),
(Slow sync.) are selected
(Slow sync./red-eye reduction) and
automatically according to the subject type and brightness. (For
details (→36))
•
and
indicate that digital red-eye correction is activated.
• The shutter speed is slower in
and
.
●In addition to automatic scene detection, [
] in [SENSITIVITY] and backlight
compensation will operate automatically.
●The following menu items may be set in [INTELLIGENT AUTO] Mode.
• ([REC] menu): [PICTURE SIZE]∗1, [BURST], [COLOR MODE]∗1
• ([SETUP] menu∗2): [CLOCK SET], [WORLD TIME], [BEEP]∗1, [LANGUAGE],
[STABILIZER DEMO.]
∗1 Items that may be set differ from other recording modes.
∗2 Other items in the [SETUP] menu will reflect settings made in other recording modes.
●According to the following conditions, different scene types may be determined for the
same subject.
Face contrast, conditions of subject (size, distance, colouring, contrast, movement),
zoom ratio, sunset, sunrise, low brightness, jitter
●If desired scene type is not selected, we recommend manually selecting the appropriate
recording mode. (Scene mode: (→40))
●Backlight compensation
Backlight refers to the light that shines from behind the subject. When this occurs, the
subject appears darker, and so backlighting is automatically corrected by increasing the
brightness of the entire image.
●We recommend using a tripod and the self-timer with [i NIGHT SCENERY] and
[i NIGHT PORTRAIT].
●When jitter is small (e.g. using tripod) with [i NIGHT SCENERY], shutter speed can
reach a maximum of 8 seconds. Do not move the camera.
●The settings for the following functions are fixed.
• [AUTO REVIEW]: [2 SEC.]
• [AUTO POWER OFF]: [5 MIN.]
• [WHITE BALANCE]: [AWB]
• [STABILIZER]: [AUTO]
(Face detection)∗3 • [AF ASSIST LAMP]: [ON]
• [AF MODE]:
∗3
(9-area-focusing) when face cannot be recognised
●The following functions cannot be used.
[EXPOSURE], [DIGITAL ZOOM]
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Taking pictures with your own settings
[NORMAL PICTURE] Mode
Recording mode:
Using [REC] menu to change settings and set up your own recording environment.
Shutter button
Open the lens cover
The power is turned on.
Display the screen for recording
mode selection
Select [NORMAL PICTURE] Mode
■To use zoom
(→29)
■To use flash
(→35)
Take a picture
■To adjust picture brightness
(→39)
■To take close-up pictures
(→37)
■To adjust colouring
Press halfway
(press lightly and
focus)
(→55)
Press fully (press
the button all the
way to record)
Focus display
(when focus aligned:
flashing → illuminated)
AF area
(Aligns focus with subject;
when complete: red → green)
●If a warning is displayed about jitter, use
Jitter alert
display
[STABILIZER], a tripod, or [SELFTIMER].
●If aperture value or shutter speed is displayed in red,
correct exposure has not been achieved. Use flash or
change [SENSITIVITY] settings.
Aperture value Shutter speed
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Taking pictures with your own settings
[NORMAL PICTURE] Mode (Continued)
Recording mode:
Align focus for desired composition
Useful when subject is not in centre of picture.
First adjust focus according to subject
●Subjects/environments which may
Align the AF
area with the
subject
Hold down
halfway
AF area
make focusing difficult:
• Fast-moving or extremely bright objects,
or objects with no colour contrast.
• Taking pictures through glass or near
objects emitting light. In dark, or with
significant jitter.
• When too close to object or when
taking pictures of both distant and close
objects together in the same picture.
●We recommend using the ‘Face
detection’ function when taking pictures
of people (→56).
Return to desired composition
Press fully
AF area
●The focus display flashes and beep sounds when focus is not aligned.
Use the focus range displayed in red as a reference.
Even if the focus display is lit, the camera may be unable to bring
the subject into focus if it is out of range.
●AF area is displayed larger in dark conditions or when using digital
zoom.
●Most displays are temporarily cleared from screen when the shutter Focus range
button is pressed halfway.
Direction detection function
Still pictures taken with the camera held vertically are automatically played back vertically.
(Only when [ROTATE DISP.] is set to [ON])
●Still pictures taken with the lens surface facing directly up or down and still pictures
taken on other cameras may not be rotated. Additionally, still pictures taken while
holding the camera upside down are not rotated automatically.
●Motion pictures are not displayed vertically.
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Taking pictures with zoom
Recording mode:
‘Optical zoom’ offers 4 x magnification. At a lower recording pixel level, ‘Extra optical
zoom’ can be used to zoom up to 8.4 x (DMC-FP2) or 7.8 x (DMC-FP1). For zooming in
even closer, ‘Digital zoom’ is available.
Zoom In/Out
Capture a wider
area (wide-angle)
Enlarge the subject
(telephoto)
W side (wide-angle):
1x
T side (telephoto):
up to 4 x
Focus
range
Zoom ratio
Zoom bar (approx.)
●Adjust the focus after adjusting the zoom.
Optical zoom and Extra optical zoom (EZ)
Automatically switches to ‘optical zoom’ when using maximum picture size (→53), and
to ‘Extra optical zoom’ (for further zooming) otherwise. (EZ is short for ‘Extra optical
zoom’.)
• Optical zoom
• Extra optical zoom
Zoom bar
(
displayed)
●Maximum zoom ratios by picture size
DMC-FP2
Optical zoom
[PICTURE SIZE]
14 M - 10.5 M
Max. enlargement
4x
DMC-FP1
Optical zoom
[PICTURE SIZE]
12 M - 9 M
Max. enlargement
4x
Extra optical zoom
10 M
4.7 x
5M
3M
6.8 x
or less
8.4 x
Extra optical zoom
8M
4.9 x
5M
6.3 x
3M
or less
7.8 x
●Extra optical zoom system
When the recording pixel level is set to [3 M ] (corresponding to 3 million pixels), 3
million pixels of the available pixel level in the centre of the CCD are used in recording,
enabling higher magnification.
●The enlargement ratio displayed in the bar on screen is an estimate.
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Taking pictures with zoom (Continued)
Recording mode:
Enlarging further
[DIGITAL ZOOM]
Zoom 4 times further than optical/Extra optical zoom.
(Note that, with digital zoom, enlarging will lessen picture quality.)
Display [REC] menu
Select [ON]
Select [DIGITAL ZOOM]
Close menu
Digital zoom area is displayed within zoom bar on screen.
e.g. With 16 x
16 x
Digital zoom area
• Zoom motion stops momentarily when entering
digital zoom range.
• Within digital zoom range, AF area is displayed
larger when the shutter button is pressed halfway.
• We recommend using a tripod and [SELFTIMER].
●A greater degree of distortion may be generated by taking wider-angled pictures
of close objects, while using more telescopic zoom may result in more colouring
appearing around the outlines of objects.
●The camera may make a rattling noise and vibrate when the zoom lever is operated –
this is not a fault.
●When Extra optical zoom is used, zooming momentarily stops partway, but this is not a malfunction.
●Extra optical zoom cannot be used in the following cases:
[MACRO ZOOM], motion picture, [TRANSFORM], [HIGH SENS.], [HI-SPEED BURST],
[FLASH BURST], and [PHOTO FRAME] scene modes
●Digital zoom cannot be used in the following modes.
•
([INTELLIGENT AUTO] Mode) • [TRANSFORM], [HIGH SENS.], [HI-SPEED
BURST], [FLASH BURST], [FILM GRAIN] and [PHOTO FRAME] scene modes
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Viewing your pictures [NORMAL PLAY]
Playback mode:
When a card is in the camera, pictures are played back from the card, and without a card,
pictures are played back from the built-in memory.
Press the Playback button
Zoom lever
• Press again to enter the
recording mode.
Scroll through pictures
Previous
Next
[DISPLAY]
■To enlarge (Playback zoom)
File number
Picture number/Total pictures
• Press the shutter button to switch to recording
mode.
Turn to
T side
Current zoom position (displayed for 1 sec.)
• Each time you turn the zoom
lever toward the T side, the
magnification increases
through four levels after 1x: 2x,
4x, 8x, and 16x. (The picture
quality displayed becomes
successively lower.)
• To reduce zoom→ Turn lever
towards W side
• Move zoom position→ ▲▼◄►
■To playback as list
(Multi playback/Calendar
playback) (→61)
■To view with different
Playback Modes
●Hold down to quickly scroll forwards/
backwards.
(Only file numbers change while held down;
picture is displayed when released)
Scroll speed increases the longer you press.
(Speed may vary according to playback
conditions)
●If file number is not displayed, press
[DISPLAY] button.
●After the final picture, display returns to the
first picture.
●Some pictures edited on computer may not
be able to be viewed on this camera.
●This camera is compliant with the unified
DCF (Design rule for Camera File system)
standard formulated by the Japan
Electronics and Information Technology
Industries Association (JEITA), and with Exif
(Exchangeable image file format). Files that
are not DCF-compliant cannot be played
back.
(slideshow, etc.) (→63)
■To playback motion
pictures (→62)
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Deleting pictures
Playback mode:
Pictures deleted will be from card if card is inserted, or from built-in memory if the card is
not inserted. (Deleted pictures cannot be recovered.)
Press to delete displayed picture
Select [YES]
• Do not turn off
the power during
deletion.
[DISPLAY]
To delete multiple (up to 50) or all pictures
(after step
)
Select type of deletion
• To use
[DELETE
ALL] → go
to step
Delete
Select [YES]
Select the pictures to delete
(Repeat)
• To release
→ Press
[DISPLAY]
again
Picture selected
• To cancel → press [MENU/SET].
• May take time depending on
number of pictures deleted.
• [ALL DELETE EXCEPT ] may
be selected in [DELETE ALL] when
[FAVORITE] is set to [ON] (→70)
and pictures have been registered.
●Use a sufficiently charged battery or an AC adaptor (optional).
●Pictures cannot be deleted in the following cases:
• Protected pictures
• Card switch is in ‘LOCK’ position. • Pictures not of DCF standard (→31)
●Motion pictures can also be deleted.
●To delete all data including protected pictures, perform [FORMAT].
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Changing recording information display
You can switch between various information shown on the LCD monitor, such as guide
lines and recording information.
Press to change display
●In recording mode
Recording information
●In playback mode
Picture information
No display
Guide lines
Picture information +
Recording information
No display
■Guide lines
• Reference for composition (e.g. balance) when
recording.
●During playback zoom, motion picture playback, slideshow: Display on/off
●During menu display, Multi playback or Calendar playback: Display cannot be changed.
●Guide lines are not displayed in [PHOTO FRAME] scene mode.
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Taking pictures with self-timer
Recording mode:
We recommend using a tripod. This is also effective for correcting jitter when pressing the
shutter button, by setting the self timer to 2 seconds.
Display [SELFTIMER]
Select time duration
(Can also be
selected with ◄.)
The menu screen is displayed
for approx. 5 sec. Items you
select during this period are
automatically selected.
Take a picture
Press fully the shutter button to start recording
after the preset time.
• To cancel while in operation
→ Press [MENU/SET]
Self-timer indicator
(Flashes for set duration)
●When set to [BURST], three pictures are taken. When set to the [FLASH BURST]
scene mode, five pictures are taken.
●Focus will be automatically adjusted immediately before recording if shutter button is
pressed fully here.
●After self-timer lamp stops flashing, it may then be lit for AF assist lamp.
●This function cannot be used in [HI-SPEED BURST] scene mode.
●In [SELF PORTRAIT] scene mode, [10SEC.] is not available.
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Taking pictures with flash
Recording mode:
Display [FLASH]
Select the desired type
(Can also be
selected with ►.)
●Stand at least 1 m (3.28 feet)
away when using flash to take
pictures of infants.
Type, operations
[AUTO]
• Automatically judges whether or not to flash
[AUTO/RED-EYE]∗1
• Automatically judges whether or not to flash (reduce
red-eye)
[FORCED FLASH ON]
• Always flash
[FORCED ON/RED-EYE]∗1
• Always flash (reduce red-eye)
[SLOW SYNC./RED-EYE]∗1
• Automatically judges whether or not to flash (reduce red
eye; slow shutter speed to take brighter pictures)
[FORCED FLASH OFF]
• Never flash
(Example: [NORMAL PICTURE]
Mode (
))
The menu screen is displayed
for approx. 5 sec. Items you
select during this period are
automatically selected.
Uses
Normal use
Taking pictures of subjects in
dark places
Taking pictures with backlight
or under bright lighting (e.g.
fluorescent)
Taking pictures of subjects
against a nightscape (tripod
recommended)
Places where flash use is
prohibited
∗1 The flash is activated twice. Be sure to stop moving before the second flash. Note that
the interval of flashes varies depending on the subject brightness.
When [RED-EYE REMOVAL] is activated in the recording menu, the
icon is
displayed, red-eye is automatically detected, and the still picture data is corrected.
(Only when [AF MODE] is
(Face detection).)
●Shutter speeds are as follows:
•
•
,
,
,
: 1/30 - 1/1600th
,
: 1/8∗2 - 1/1600th
∗2 Max. 1/4 sec. when [
] in [SENSITIVITY] is set; max. 1 sec. when
[STABILIZER] is set to [OFF] or when blur is insignificant. Also varies according to
[INTELLIGENT AUTO] Mode, [SCENE MODE] scene, and zoom position.
●The effect of red-eye reduction varies depending on the subject and is affected by
factors such as distance to the subject, whether the subject is looking at the camera
during preliminary flash, and so on. In some cases, the effect of red-eye reduction may
be negligible.
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Taking pictures with flash (Continued)
Recording mode:
■Available types in each mode (○: Available, —: Not available,
○ : Default setting)
[SCENE MODE]
○
○
○
○
○∗
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
∗ Set to
(Auto),
(Auto/red-eye reduction),
(Slow sync.) according to the subject and brightness.
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
-
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
(Slow sync./red-eye reduction) or
• The flash cannot be used in motion picture mode and in these scene modes:
,
,
,
and
.
,
,
■Focus range according to ISO sensitivity and zoom
[
]
ISO80
ISO100
[SENSITIVITY]
(→54)
ISO200
ISO400
ISO800
ISO1600
[HIGH SENS.] in
[SCENE MODE] (→45)
[FLASH BURST] in
[SCENE MODE] (→46)
ISO1600ISO6400
ISO100ISO3200
Focus range
Max. W
Max. T
Approx. 0.3 m - 4.9 m
Approx. 0.5 m - 2.9 m
(0.99 feet - 16.08 feet)
(1.64 feet - 9.51 feet)
Approx. 0.3 m - 1.0 m
Approx. 0.5 m - 0.6 m
(0.99 feet - 3.28 feet)
(1.64 feet - 1.97 feet)
Approx. 0.3 m - 1.2 m
Approx. 0.5 m - 0.7 m
(0.99 feet - 3.94 feet)
(1.64 feet - 2.29 feet)
Approx. 0.4 m - 1.7 m
Approx. 0.5 m - 1.0 m
(1.32 feet - 5.58 feet)
(1.64 feet - 3.28 feet)
Approx. 0.6 m - 2.4 m
Approx. 0.6 m - 1.4 m
(1.97 feet - 7.87 feet)
(1.97 feet - 4.59 feet)
Approx. 0.8 m - 3.4 m
Approx. 0.6 m - 2.0 m
(2.62 feet - 11.2 feet)
(1.97 feet - 6.56 feet)
Approx. 1.15 m - 4.9 m
Approx. 0.9 m - 2.9 m
(3.77 feet - 16.08 feet)
(2.96 feet - 9.51 feet)
Approx. 1.15 m - 9.8 m
Approx. 0.9 m - 5.8 m
(3.77 feet - 32.15 feet)
(2.96 feet - 19.03 feet)
Approx. 0.3 m - 3.2 m
Approx. 0.5 m - 1.9 m
(0.99 feet - 10.50 feet)
(1.64 feet - 6.23 feet)
●Do not touch or look at the flash (→7) from close distances (i.e. a few cm).
Do not use the flash at close distances to other subjects (heat/light may damage subject).
●Flash settings may be changed when changing recording mode.
] is set in [SENSITIVITY], the ISO sensitivity is automatically set in a
●When [
range up to 1600.
●Scene mode flash settings are restored to default when scene mode is changed.
) will turn red when shutter button is pressed halfway.
●If flash is to be emitted, flash type marks (e.g.
) are flashing (flash is charging).
●No pictures may be taken if these marks (e.g.
●Insufficient flash reach may be due to inadequately set exposure or white balance.
●Flash effect may not be fully achieved with high shutter speeds.
●Flash charging may take time if battery is low, or if using flash repeatedly.
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Taking close-up pictures
Recording mode:
When you want to enlarge the subject, setting to [AF MACRO] ( ) enables you to take
pictures at an even closer distance than the normal focus range (up to 10 cm (0.33 feet)
for max. W).
Display [MACRO MODE]
Select [AF MACRO]
●It may take some time until
distant subjects come into focus.
([INTELLIGENT
AUTO] Mode), macro recording
can be activated by just pointing
the camera at subject. (
display)
The menu screen is displayed for
approx. 5 sec. Items you select during
this period are automatically selected.
●When using
Take a picture
display
■Focus range for AF Macro mode
Distance between the
lens and the subject
10 cm
(0.33 feet)
50 cm
(1.64 feet)
∞
Zoom ratio
1 x (Max. W)
Gradually changes
4 x (Max. T)
●During [MACRO ZOOM] recording, the focus range is 10 cm (0.33 feet) to infinity,
regardless of the zoom position.
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Taking close-up pictures (Continued)
Recording mode:
Taking pictures at even closer range
[MACRO ZOOM]
To take even larger pictures of the subject, setting to [MACRO ZOOM] enables the
subject to appear even larger than when using [AF MACRO].
Zoom lever
Display [MACRO MODE]
Select [MACRO ZOOM]
The menu screen is displayed for
approx. 5 sec. Items you select during
this period are automatically selected.
Adjust the digital zoom
magnification with the zoom lever
The zoom position is fixed at the Wide end.
Focus range is 10 cm (0.33 feet) - ∞.
Return
Enlarge
Digital zoom magnification (1 x to 3 x)
Take a picture
●In [MACRO ZOOM], higher magnification results in lower picture quality.
●When zoomed macro is specified, Extra optical zoom is disabled.
●We recommend using a tripod, [SELFTIMER], or setting [FLASH] to [FORCED
FLASH OFF].
●Moving the camera after aligning the focus is likely to result in poorly focused pictures if
subject is close to camera, due to margin for focus alignment being severely reduced.
●The resolution outside the area in focus may be lower.
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Taking pictures with exposure
compensation
Recording mode:
Corrects exposure when adequate exposure cannot be obtained (if difference between
brightness of object and background, etc.). Depending on the brightness, this may not be
possible in some cases.
Under-exposed
Optimum exposure
Plus direction
Over-exposed
Minus direction
Display [EXPOSURE]
Select a value
[0] (no compensation)
●After exposure adjustment, the adjustment value (
for example) is displayed in the
bottom-left corner of the screen.
●The exposure compensation value you set is retained even after the camera is turned
off.
●Exposure compensation cannot be used with the [STARRY SKY] scene mode.
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Taking pictures according to the scene
[SCENE MODE]
Recording mode:
Using [SCENE MODE] enables you to take pictures with optimum settings (exposure,
colouring, etc.) for given scenes.
Display the screen for recording
mode selection
Zoom lever
Select [SCENE MODE]
[DISPLAY]
[MENU/SET]
■Registering commonly used
scenes
[MY SCENE MODE] (→48)
Select and set the scene
Scene menu
Zoom lever can
also be used to
switch to next
screen.
To see description of each scene:
Select scene, and press [DISPLAY] button.
●Selecting a scene mode inappropriate for the actual scene may affect the colouring of
your picture.
●Following [REC] menu settings will be automatically adjusted and cannot be selected
manually (available settings vary according to scene setting).
[SENSITIVITY], [COLOR MODE]
●White balance can only be set in the next scene.
[PORTRAIT], [SOFT SKIN], [TRANSFORM], [SELF PORTRAIT], [SPORTS], [BABY], [PET],
[HIGH SENS.], [HI-SPEED BURST], [PHOTO FRAME]
(Setting is restored to [AWB] when scene is changed.)
●The types of flash available (→36) vary according to the scene. The scene mode flash
setting is reset to the default setting when the scene mode is changed.
●Guidelines displayed in grey in [NIGHT PORTRAIT], [NIGHT SCENERY], [STARRY
SKY], and [FIREWORKS] scene modes.
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Scene
Uses, Tips
Improves the skin tone of subjects for a
healthier appearance in bright daylight
conditions.
[PORTRAIT]
[SOFT
SKIN]
Tips
• Stand as close as possible to subject.
• Zoom: As telescopic as possible (T side)
Smoothes skin colours in bright, outdoor
daylight conditions (portraits from chest
upwards).
Tips
• Stand as close as possible to subject.
• Zoom: As telescopic as possible (T side)
Changes the subject to a slim-looking or
glamorous appearance.
Use ▲▼ to select the transform level, and
press [MENU/SET] to set.
• The settings can also
be changed in the
Quick menu.
[TRANSFORM]
Take the picture.
Notes
• This function can be used for personal use
only, and is not to be used for unauthorized
commercial purposes or commercial gain,
which would represent a copyright.
• Do not use in ways that violate public order
and decency or defame or slander others.
• Do not use in ways that harm the subject.
Notes
• [AF MODE] default setting is
(face detection).
• Clarity of effect may vary
depending on brightness.
• [AF MODE] default setting is
(face detection).
• If a part of the background etc. is
a colour close to skin colour, this
part is also smoothed.
• When taking a picture, a process
is performed that improves the
skin appearance.
• The picture quality becomes
slightly lower.
• [PICTURE SIZE] is fixed as
follows.
:3M
: 2.5 M
:2M
• [AF MODE] default setting is
(face detection).
• Face detection may not work
as effectively when using [SLIM
HIGH] or [STRETCH HIGH].
• The following functions cannot
be used.
Extra optical zoom/[DIGITAL
ZOOM]/[BURST]
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Taking pictures according to the scene
[SCENE MODE] (Continued)
Recording mode:
Scene
Uses, Tips
Take pictures of yourself.
Notes
• Main fixed settings
[STABILIZER]: [MODE 2]
[AF ASSIST LAMP]: [OFF]
[SELFTIMER]: [OFF]/[2SEC.]
• [AF MODE] default setting is
(face detection).
Tips
• Press shutter button halfway → self-timer
indicator illuminates → press shutter button
fully → review
(if self-timer indicator flashes, focus is not
correctly aligned)
• Focus: 30 cm - 1.2 m (0.99 - 3.94 feet)
(Max. W)
• Do not use zoom (harder to focus).
(Zoom moved to max. W automatically)
• 2-second self-timer recommended.
Takes clear pictures of wide, distant subjects. • Main fixed settings
[FLASH]:
[FORCED FLASH
OFF]
Tips
[SCENERY] • Stand at least 5 m (16.4 feet) away.
[AF ASSIST LAMP]: [OFF]
Takes pictures of scenes with fast movement, • When the camera is set to
e.g. sports.
[STABILIZER] and there is very
little jitter, or if [STABILIZER] is
set to [OFF], shutter speed may
Tips
slow down up to 1 second.
• Stand at least 5 m (16.4 feet) away.
[SPORTS]
• Main fixed setting
[SENSITIVITY]: [
]
(Automatically set in a range up
to 1600)
Takes pictures of people and nightscapes
• When the camera is set to
with close to actual brightness.
[STABILIZER] and there is very
little jitter, or if [STABILIZER] is
set to [OFF], shutter speed may
Tips
slow down up to 1 second (or up
• Use flash.
to 8 seconds if flash is set to
• Subject should not move.
•
Tripod,
self-timer
recommended.
(Forced
flash off)).
[NIGHT
• Stand at least 1.5 m (4.92 feet) away at the
• Interference may be noticeable
PORTRAIT] Wide end (wide-angle)
with dark scenes.
• Focus: Max. W: 80 cm - 5 m (2.62 feet - 16.4 feet) • Shutter may remain closed for 8
seconds after taking picture.
Max. T: 1.2 m - 5 m (3.94 feet - 16.4 feet)
• [AF MODE] default setting is
(face detection).
[SELF
PORTRAIT]
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Using flash in scene modes (→36)
Scene
Uses, Tips
Takes clear pictures of night scenes.
Tips
• Stand at least 5 m (16.4 feet) away.
• Tripod, self-timer recommended
[NIGHT
SCENERY]
Notes
• When the camera is set to
[STABILIZER] and there is very
little jitter, or if [STABILIZER] is
set to [OFF], shutter speed may
slow down up to 8 seconds.
• Interference may be noticeable
with dark scenes.
• Shutter may remain closed for up
to 8 seconds after taking picture.
• Main fixed settings
[FLASH]:
[FORCED FLASH
OFF]
[AF ASSIST LAMP]: [OFF]
[SENSITIVITY]: ISO80 - 800
Takes natural-looking pictures of food.
[FOOD]
[PARTY]
[CANDLE
LIGHT]
Tips
• Focus: Max. W: 10 cm (0.33 feet) and above
Max. T : 50 cm (1.64 feet) and above
Brighten subjects and background in
pictures of indoor events, such as weddings.
Tips
• Stand approx. 1.5 m (4.92 feet) away.
• Zoom: Wide (W side)
• Use flash.
• Tripod, self-timer recommended.
Brings out the atmosphere of a candlelit
room.
Tips
• Focus: Max. W: 10 cm (0.33 feet) and above
Max. T : 50 cm (1.64 feet) and above
• Do not use flash.
• Tripod, self-timer recommended.
(Shutter speed: max. 1 sec.)
−
• [AF MODE] default setting is
(face detection).
• When the camera is set to
[STABILIZER] and there is very
little jitter, or if [STABILIZER] is
set to [OFF], shutter speed may
slow down up to 1 second.
• [AF MODE] default setting is
(face detection).
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Taking pictures according to the scene
[SCENE MODE] (Continued)
Recording mode:
Scene
Uses, Tips
[BABY]
[PET]
[SUNSET]
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Notes
• Age and name will be displayed
for approx. 5 seconds after
setting this mode.
• To record age and name
([BABY1] and [BABY2] can be set separately.) • When the camera is set to
[STABILIZER] and there is very
little jitter, or if [STABILIZER] is
set to [OFF], shutter speed may
slow down up to 1 second.
• Age display format depends on
[LANGUAGE] setting.
• [AGE] and [NAME] print setting
can be made on your computer
Select [AGE] or [NAME] with ▲▼, press ►,
using the supplied CD-ROM
select [SET], and press [MENU/SET].
‘PHOTOfunSTUDIO’. Text may
Set the birthday and name.
also be stamped onto the still
Age: Set birthday with ▲▼◄►, and
picture using [TEXT STAMP]
press [MENU/SET].
(→67).
Name: (See ‘Entering Text’ (→60))
•
Date
of birth will be displayed as
Press [MENU/SET].
[0 month 0 day].
• Main fixed setting
Tips
[SENSITIVITY]: [
]
• Make sure [AGE] and [NAME] are [ON] before
(Automatically set in a range up
taking a picture.
to 1600)
• To reset: Select [RESET] from [SETUP] menu.
• [AF MODE] default setting is
• Focus: Max. W: 10 cm (0.33 feet) and above
(face detection).
Max. T : 50 cm (1.64 feet) and above
Records pet’s age and name when taking
• When the camera is set to
pictures.
[STABILIZER] and there is very
little jitter, or if [STABILIZER] is
set to [OFF], shutter speed may
Tips
slow down up to 1 second.
• Same as for [BABY]
• Default settings are as follows.
[AF MODE]:
(1-area-focusing)
[AF ASSIST LAMP]: [OFF]
• Refer to [BABY] for other notes
and fixed functions.
Takes clear pictures of scenes such as
• Main fixed settings
sunsets.
[SENSITIVITY]: ISO80
[FLASH]:
[FORCED FLASH
OFF]
[AF ASSIST LAMP]: [OFF]
Uses weak flash to bring out skin colours.
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Using flash in scene modes (→36)
Scene
Uses, Tips
Prevents blurring of subject in dark, indoor
conditions.
Select the aspect ratio and the picture size with
▲▼ and press [MENU/SET].
[HIGH
SENS.]
Tips
• Focus: Max. W: 10 cm (0.33 feet) and above
Max. T : 50 cm (1.64 feet) and above
Takes pictures of rapid movement or a
decisive moment.
Select the aspect ratio and the picture size
with ▲▼and press [MENU/SET].
[HI-SPEED
BURST]
Take pictures. (Hold shutter button)
Still pictures are taken continuously while the
shutter button is pressed fully.
Approx. 4.6 pictures/sec
Maximum (DMC-FP2)
∗
speed
Approx. 5.5 pictures/sec
(DMC-FP1)
Built-in
Approx. 15 or
Number of
memory
more
recordable
Approx. 15 to 100
pictures∗
Card
(The maximum is 100).
Notes
• Pictures may appear slightly
grainy due to high sensitivity.
• Main fixed setting
[SENSITIVITY]: ISO1600 - 6400
• The following functions cannot
be used.
Extra optical zoom/[DIGITAL
ZOOM]
• The number of burst recording
pictures increases immediately
after formatting.
• The picture quality becomes
slightly lower.
• Main fixed settings
[FLASH]:
[FORCED FLASH
OFF]
[SENSITIVITY]: ISO500 - 800
• The focus, zoom, exposure, white
balance, shutter speed and ISO
sensitivity are fixed to the settings
for the first picture.
• The following functions cannot
be used.
Extra optical zoom/[DIGITAL
ZOOM]/[SELFTIMER]/[BURST]
• If recording is repeated,
depending on the usage
conditions, there may be a delay
before the camera takes pictures
again.
∗ The burst speed and number of recordable
pictures change according to the recording
conditions or types of cards.
Tips
• Focus: Max. W: 10 cm (0.33 feet) and above
Max. T : 50 cm (1.64 feet) and above
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Taking pictures according to the scene
[SCENE MODE] (Continued)
Recording mode:
Scene
Uses, Tips
[FLASH
BURST]
Press shutter button.
[STARRY
SKY]
Countdown begins
Tips
• Set longer shutter speeds for darker
conditions.
• Always use a tripod.
• Self-timer recommended.
• Do not move the camera until the countdown
(above) has ended.
(Countdown for processing is redisplayed
afterwards)
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Notes
• The picture quality becomes
slightly lower.
• Main fixed settings
[FLASH]:
Use ▲▼to select the picture size and aspect
[FORCED FLASH
ratio, and press [MENU/SET] to set.
ON]
[SENSITIVITY]: [
]
(Automatically set in a range up
to 3200)
• The focus, zoom, exposure
compensation, shutter speed,
and ISO sensitivity are all fixed at
the setting for the first picture.
• The shutter speed becomes
Take pictures (Hold shutter button).
1/30th of a second to 1/1600th of
Still pictures are taken continuously while the
a second.
shutter button is held down.
• The following functions cannot
Number of continuous shots: Max. 5
be used.
Extra optical zoom/[DIGITAL
Tips
ZOOM]/[BURST]
• Use within the effective range of the flash. (→36)
• For details about flash (→35)
• Focus: Max. W: 10 cm (0.33 feet) and above
Max. T : 50 cm (1.64 feet) and above
• Main fixed settings
Takes clear pictures of starry skies or dark
[FLASH]:
subjects.
[FORCED FLASH
OFF]
[STABILIZER]: [OFF]
• Shutter speed settings
[SENSITIVITY]: ISO80
Select with ▲▼, and press [MENU/SET].
• The following functions cannot
be used.
[BURST]/[EXPOSURE]
• The number of
seconds can be
changed with Quick
menu. (→16)
Enables continuous recording in dim
locations.
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Using flash in scene modes (→36)
Scene
[FIREWORKS]
Uses, Tips
Notes
Takes clear pictures of fireworks in the night
sky.
• Shutter speed can be set to 1/4
second or 2 seconds (if there is
a little jitter or if Optical Image
Stabilizer is [OFF]). (when not
using exposure compensation)
• Main fixed settings
[FLASH]:
[FORCED FLASH
OFF]
[SENSITIVITY]: ISO80
[AF ASSIST LAMP]: [OFF]
• [AF MODE] default setting is
(face detection).
• Do not touch camera with wet
hands.
• Beware of sand and sea water.
• Battery life is reduced in lower air
temperatures.
Tips
• Stand at least 10 m (32.8 feet) away.
• Tripod recommended.
Brings out the clear blues of the sky and the
sea without darkening subject.
[BEACH]
Brings out the natural colour of snow in ski
slope and mountain scenes.
[SNOW]
• Main fixed settings
[FLASH]:
[FORCED FLASH
OFF]
[AF ASSIST LAMP]: [OFF]
Tips
• Angle the camera towards areas of contrasting • Turn the camera off when
taking off or landing.
colours when aligning the focus.
• When using the camera, follow
• Check that the interior of the aircraft is not
all instructions from the cabin
reflected in the window.
crew.
• Stand at least 5 m (16.4 feet) away.
Produces black and white pictures with a
• Main fixed setting
grainy texture.
[SENSITIVITY]: ISO1600
• The following functions cannot
be used.
Tips
[DIGITAL ZOOM]/[BURST]
• Focus: Max. W: 10 cm (0.33 feet) and above
Max. T : 50 cm (1.64 feet) and above
A frame is superimposed over the image.
• The recording pixel level is 2 M
(
).
• Main fixed setting
Press ◄► to select the frame, and then press
[AUTO REVIEW]: [2 SEC.]
[MENU/SET].
• The colour of the frame displayed
on the screen and the colour of
the frame around the actual still
picture may differ, but this is not a
malfunction.
• Guide lines cannot be displayed.
• The following functions are not
available.
Extra optical zoom/[DIGITAL
ZOOM]/[BURST]
Takes pictures of the view from aircraft
windows.
[AERIAL
PHOTO]
[FILM
GRAIN]
[PHOTO
FRAME]
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Registering commonly used scenes
[MY SCENE MODE]
Recording mode:
You can register commonly used scene mode in .
After you register it, simply switch to [MY SCENE MODE] and you can record in the
registered scene mode.
Zoom lever
Display the screen for recording
mode selection
Select [MY SCENE MODE]
[DISPLAY]
[MENU/SET]
■Taking pictures in
registered scene mode
Press the [MODE] button.
Press ▲▼ to select the
registered scene, and then
press [MENU/SET].
■Changing registered scene
If you have already registered in
my scene mode, it is displayed as a
registered scene.
Select and set the scene
(Press [MENU/SET], select , and then press
►, if the scene menu is not displayed.)
●Scene menu
The zoom lever
can also be used
to switch to the
next screen.
mode
Press the [MODE] button.
Press ▲▼ to select the
registered scene (second
from the top), and then press
[MENU/SET].
Press [MENU/SET], select ,
and then press ►.
Select the scene in the scene
menu, and then press [MENU/
SET].
To see a description of a scene:
Select the scene, and press [DISPLAY].
●For details on the preset scene, see the pages on scene mode. (→40)
●If recording settings are reset by [RESET] in the [SETUP] menu, the preset scene
mode is cleared.
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Taking motion pictures
[MOTION PICTURE] Mode
Recording mode:
Record motion picture with audio as follows. (Note that recording without audio is not possible.)
Microphone
(Do not cover with your finger)
Display the screen for recording
mode selection
Select [MOTION PICTURE] Mode
Remaining recording time (approx.)
Start recording
Press halfway
(adjust the focus)
Press fully
(start recording)
• The focus and zoom will remain as they were
at the beginning of recording.
Elapsed recording time
End recording
■Playing back motion
pictures
(→62)
Press fully
●For information on the available recording time (→92)
●Depending on the type of card used, a card-access display may appear for a while after
motion picture recording. This does not indicate a problem.
●Immediately release the shutter button after pressing it all the way.
●The following functions are not available.
Extra optical zoom and [ROTATE DISP.] for still pictures taken vertically.
●In [AF MODE], (9-area-focusing) is fixed.
●In [STABILIZER], [MODE 1] is fixed.
●When there is no space left to store the motion picture, recording automatically ends.
Additionally, recording in progress may be stopped, depending on the card used.
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Taking motion pictures
[MOTION PICTURE] Mode (Continued)
Recording mode:
[REC QUALITY]
When recording motion picture, use a card rated with an SD speed class∗ of ‘Class 6’ or higher.
∗ SD speed class refers to a specification for sustained write speeds.
Display [REC] menu
Select the desired picture
quality
Select [REC QUALITY]
Close menu
Picture Quality
Picture Size
[HD]
1280 × 720 pixels
[WVGA]
848 × 480 pixels
[VGA]
640 × 480 pixels
[QVGA]∗
320 × 240 pixels
No. of Frames
Picture Aspect
Ratio
16:9
30 fps
4:3
∗ [QVGA] is fixed when recording to built-in memory.
●Depending on the motion picture recording environment, static electricity or
electromagnetic waves may cause the screen to go black momentarily or noise to be
recorded.
●Before recording motion pictures, make sure the battery is adequately charged, or use
an AC adaptor (optional).
●When recording motion pictures using an AC adaptor, if you unplug the AC adaptor or a
power outage occurs, power to the camera is cut, and the motion picture in progress is
no longer recorded.
●If you attempt to play motion pictures recorded with the camera on other devices,
playback may not be possible, or the picture or sound quality may be poor.
Additionally, incorrect recording information may be indicated.
●Motion pictures recorded with the camera cannot be played on Panasonic LUMIX digital
cameras sold before July 2008. (However, motion pictures recorded with LUMIX digital
cameras sold before this date can be played on this camera.)
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Useful features for travel
Recording mode:
∗
∗ Recording only. (Cannot set.)
[TRAVEL DATE] (Record travel date and destination)
Record information as to what day and where pictures were taken by setting departure
dates and destinations.
Set-up: • Clock must be set in advance (→12).
[SETUP] menu → Select [TRAVEL DATE]
• Press [MENU/SET] →
Select [TRAVEL SETUP]
Select [LOCATION]
Select [SET]
Select [SET]
Set departure date
Enter destination
• ‘Entering Text’ (→60)
• Press [MENU/SET] twice after inputting
text to complete.
■ Clearing the information
Press ▲▼◄► to set the return
date, and then press [MENU/SET]
To continue without setting the return
date, press [MENU/SET] without
entering anything.
After the return date, the information
is automatically cleared. To clear the
information before this date, select [OFF]
in step , and then press [MENU/SET] 3
times to close the menu.
●The number of days elapsed is displayed for approx. 5 sec. when switching from playback
to recording mode or when power is turned on. (
displayed at bottom-right of screen)
●When destination is set in [WORLD TIME] (→52), days elapsed are calculated based on
local destination time.
●If settings are made before departure date, number of days to departure are displayed
in orange with a minus sign (but not recorded).
●When [TRAVEL DATE] is displayed in white with a minus sign, the [HOME] date is one
day in advance of the [DESTINATION] date (this is recorded).
●To print travel date or destination → Use [TEXT STAMP], or print using supplied CDROM ‘PHOTOfunSTUDIO’.
●[TRAVEL SETUP] can be recorded during motion picture recording, but [LOCATION] cannot.
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Useful features for travel (Continued)
Recording mode:
∗
∗ Recording only. (Cannot set.)
[WORLD TIME] (Registering local time at your travel destination)
Set-up:
• Clock must be set in advance (→12).
[SETUP] menu → Select [WORLD TIME]
• Press [MENU/SET] →
[PLEASE SET THE HOME AREA] will be displayed when setting for the first time. In this
case, press [MENU/SET] and skip to step .
■ Set destination area
Select [DESTINATION]
■ Set home area
Select [HOME]
Set destination area
Set your home area
Current time at selected
destination
Current time
• To cancel
→
Press .
• To cancel
→
Press .
Difference with GMT (Greenwich
Mean Time)
City/area name
Difference with home time
City/area name
Screen from step
will then be displayed
only when camera is used for the first time
(or has been reset).
To close menu, press [MENU/SET] 3 times.
If actual destination is unavailable,
select based on ‘difference with home
time’.
Close menu
Close menu
■ Upon your return
Go through steps
,
and
on the upper left, and return to the original time.
■ To set/release summer time
Press ▲ in step
. (Press again to release)
●When summer time is set in [DESTINATION], the current time is advanced by 1 hour. If the setting is
cancelled, the time automatically returns to the current time. Even if you set summer time in [HOME],
current time will not be changed. Please advance the current time by 1 hour in [CLOCK SET] (→12).
●Still pictures and motion pictures recorded after you have specified the destination are
labeled
(destination) during playback.
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Using [REC] menu
For details about the setting procedure in the [REC] menu (→14)
‘Quick menu’ (→16) is useful to easily call up frequently-used menus.
[PICTURE SIZE]
Set size of picture. This setting determines how many pictures you can record.
■ Mode:
■ Settings:
Recording picture capacity (→92)
DMC-FP2
DMC-FP1
Recording pixel level type
Recording pixel level type
14 M
4320 × 3240
12 M
3648 × 2736
8M
10 M
5M
3M
∗1
∗1
0.3 M
12.5 M
10.5 M
2560 × 1920
5M
2048 × 1536
3M
640 × 480
4320 × 2880
4320 × 2432
0.3 M
10.5 M
9M
∗1 This setting is not available in
4000 × 3000
∗1
3264 × 2448
2560 × 1920
∗1
2048 × 1536
640 × 480
4000 × 2672
4000 × 2248
([INTELLIGENT AUTO] Mode).
represent the aspect ratios of the still pictures.
●
●Extra optical zoom can be used for picture sizes indicated with .
●Extra optical zoom is not available during motion picture recording, when using
[MACRO ZOOM], or in the scene modes [TRANSFORM], [HIGH SENS.], [HI-SPEED
BURST], [FLASH BURST], or [PHOTO FRAME].
●Mosaic effect may appear depending on subject and recording conditions.
Setting guide
Larger picture size
Smaller picture size∗2
Sharper picture
Coarser picture
Lower recording
capacity
Higher recording
capacity
∗2 For example, ‘0.3 M ’ is
suitable for e-mail attachments or
longer recording.
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Using [REC] menu (Continued)
[SENSITIVITY]
Set ISO sensitivity (sensitivity to lighting) manually.
We recommend higher settings to take clear pictures in darker locations.
■ Mode:
■ Settings: [
] (Intelligent ISO) / [80] / [100] / [200] / [400] / [800] / [1600]
Setting guide
[SENSITIVITY]
Location
(recommended)
Shutter speed
Interference
●[
[80]
Bright
(outdoors)
Slow
Low
[1600]
Dark
Fast
High
] is automatically set in a range up to 1600 based on subject movement and
brightness.
●Scope of flash recording (→36)
●If interference becomes noticeable, we recommend reducing the setting, or selecting
[NATURAL] in the [COLOR MODE].
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For details about the setting procedure in the [REC] menu (→14)
[WHITE BALANCE]
Adjust colouring to suit light source if colours otherwise appear unnatural.
■ Mode:
■ Settings: [AWB] (automatic) /
(outdoor, clear sky) /
(outdoor, cloudy sky) /
(outdoor, shade) /
(incandescent lighting) /
(uses value set in
)/
(set manually)
[AWB] operational range:
10000K
9000K
Blue sky
8000K
7000K
6000K
5000K
4000K
3000K
2000K
1000K
Cloudy sky (rain)
Shade
TV screen
Sunlight
White fluorescent lighting
●Picture may appear red or blue if out of
range. This function may also not work
correctly even within range if there are many
light sources present.
]
●We recommend setting to [AWB] or [
when under fluorescent lighting.
Incandescent lighting
Sunset/sunrise
Candlelight
■ Setting white balance manually (
)
Only takes picture of white objects
Select
and press [MENU/SET].
Point the camera towards a white object (e.g. paper) within frame (step )
and press [MENU/SET].
Press [MENU/SET].
• White balance is set to
.
• The white balance you set is retained even after
the power is turned off.
• It may not be possible to set the correct white
balance if subjects are too bright or too dark. In this
case, adjust the brightness and try to set the white
balance again.
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[AF MODE]
Method of aligning focus can be changed according to position and number of subjects.
■ Mode:
■ Settings:
/
/
Taking front-on pictures of
people
(Face detection)
Subject not centred
in picture (AF area not
displayed until focused)
Recognises faces (up to 15 people) and adjusts exposure and
focus accordingly.
AF area
Yellow : When the shutter button is
pressed halfway, the frame
turns green when the camera is
focused.
White : Displayed when more than one
face is detected. Other faces
that are the same distance
away as faces within the yellow
AF area are also focused.
Automatically focuses on any of 9 points.
AF area
(9-area-focusing)
Determined position for
focus
Focuses on AF area in centre of picture. (Recommended
when focus is difficult to align)
(1-area-focusing)
AF area
●AF area becomes larger in dark locations or when using digital zoom or macro zoom, etc.
●Cannot set to ‘Face detection’ in the following cases:
[NIGHT SCENERY], [FOOD], [STARRY SKY], [FIREWORKS], [AERIAL PHOTO] scene
modes
●If the camera misinterprets a non-human subject as a face in the ‘Face detection’
setting, switch to another setting.
●The face detection function may fail to work under the following conditions. (AF mode
setting is switched to
)
• When the face is not facing the camera or the
face is at an angle
• When the facial features are hidden behind
sunglasses, etc.
• When there is little face shadow
• When the face is extremely bright or dark
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•
•
•
•
When the face appears small on the screen
When there is rapid movement
When the camera is shaking
When the subject is other than a human being
such as pets
• When digital zoom is used
For details about the setting procedure in the [REC] menu (→14)
[BURST]
Enables a rapid succession of still pictures to be taken. Succession of still pictures taken
while shutter button is held down.
■ Mode:
■ Settings:[OFF]/
Speed∗
DMC-FP2
Approx. 1.5 pictures/sec
DMC-FP1
Approx. 1.8 pictures/sec
No. of pictures
Until card/built-in memory is full
∗ Recording becomes progressively slower. (The onset of delay varies depending on the type of
card and the recording pixel level.)
●Focus is fixed from first picture. Exposure and white balance is adjusted for each
picture.
●When using self-timer: Fixed at 3 pictures
●Burst speed may be reduced if ISO sensitivity is set to high, or if shutter speed is
reduced in darker locations.
●When burst is selected, the flash is disabled.
●When burst is performed with the built-in memory, data writing takes some time.
●Settings will be stored even if power is turned off.
●When you record subjects in motion where there is a significant difference between
light and dark areas, it may not be possible to achieve the optimal exposure.
●Auto review performed regardless of [AUTO REVIEW] setting.
●Burst is not available in the scene modes [TRANSFORM], [HI-SPEED BURST],
[FLASH BURST], [STARRY SKY], [FILM GRAIN], and [PHOTO FRAME].
●Using the [HI-SPEED BURST] scene mode allows a faster succession of still pictures to
be taken. [FLASH BURST] is convenient to take continuous pictures using flash in dark
places.
[DIGITAL ZOOM]
Multiplies effect of optical zoom or Extra optical zoom by up to 4 times. (For details (→30))
■ Mode:
■ Settings: [OFF]/[ON]
●This is fixed at [ON] when [MACRO ZOOM] is set.
●Not available in motion picture recording mode. The setting in other recording mode is
applied.
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[COLOR MODE]
Set colour effects.
■ Mode:
■ Settings: [STANDARD] / [NATURAL] (soft) / [VIVID] (sharp) / [B/W] / [SEPIA] /
[COOL] (more blue) / [WARM] (more red)
●If interference is noticeable in dark locations: Set to [NATURAL].
●In ([INTELLIGENT AUTO] Mode), [STANDARD], [B/W], and [SEPIA] can only be set.
[STABILIZER]
Automatically detects and prevents jitter.
■ Mode:
■ Settings:
Settings
Effect
[OFF]
Pictures deliberately taken with no jitter correction
[AUTO]
The optimum image stabilizer is performed automatically based on the
recording conditions.
[MODE 1]
Constant correction
(Monitor image stable, composition easy to determine)
[MODE 2]
Correction at moment shutter button is pressed
(More effective than [MODE 1])
●Setting fixed to [MODE 2] in [SELF PORTRAIT] and [OFF] in [STARRY SKY] scene modes.
●Cases where Optical Image Stabilizer may be ineffective:
Heavy jitter, high zoom ratio (including digital zoom range), fast-moving objects, indoors
or in dark locations (due to low shutter speed)
●This is fixed at [MODE 1] during motion picture recording.
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For details about the setting procedure in the [REC] menu (→14)
[AF ASSIST LAMP]
Illuminates lamp when dark to facilitate focus alignment.
■ Mode:
■ Settings:
[OFF] : Lamp off (taking pictures of animals in dark, etc.)
[ON] : Lamp illuminated with halfway press of shutter
and larger AF area displayed)
button (
●Cannot be set in motion picture recording mode. The setting in other
recording mode is applied.
Lamp: Effective distance: 1.5 m (4.92 feet)
(Do not cover or look at lamp from close range)
[RED-EYE REMOVAL]
Automatically detects red-eye and corrects still picture data when recording with flash
red-eye reduction (
).
■ Mode:
■ Settings: [OFF]/[ON]
●Disabled when [AF MODE] is other than (face detection).
●Compensation may not be possible, depending on red-eye conditions.
●When [ON] is selected, is displayed in the flash icon. (→35)
[CLOCK SET]
Set the clock. Same function as that in [SETUP] menu (→12).
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Entering Text
Use the cursor buttons to enter names in scene modes [BABY] and [PET], or to enter
[LOCATION] names in [TRAVEL DATE].
(On the setting screen of each menu)
Select the type of character
: Upper/lower case alphabet
: Symbols/numbers
Changes each
time you press
the button.
Select characters and press [MENU/SET] (repeat)
• Text is inserted at the cursor position.
Cursor position
When you are finished entering text, select [SET] and press
[MENU/SET]
■ Editing text
Press ▲▼◄► to move the cursor to text
to edit.
• You can also use the zoom lever to
reposition the cursor.
Press ▲▼◄► to select [DELETE], and
then press [MENU/SET].
Press ▲▼◄► to select the correct text,
and then press [MENU/SET].
: A maximum of 30 characters can be entered.
●
●The entry position cursor can be moved left and right with the zoom lever.
●Press to return to the menu screen.
●Text is scrolled if it does not fit on the screen.
●To print the text you have specified, use [TEXT STAMP] (→67) or use the
‘PHOTOfunSTUDIO’ software on the CD-ROM (supplied).
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Viewing as list (Multi playback/Calendar playback)
Playback mode:
You can view 12 (or 30) pictures at once (Multi playback), or view all pictures taken on a
certain date (Calendar playback).
Press the Playback button
• To view pictures: press ◄►
Set to multiple screen display
Date recorded Picture no.
Total no.
■To restore
Turn to T side
Scroll bar
Scrolls
with each
turn to W
side
(12 screens)
■To change from
12/30-screen
display to singlescreen display
Select picture with
▲▼◄► and press
[MENU/SET]
Picture type
• [FAVORITE]
• [MOTION PICTURE]
• [BABY]
• [PET]
• [TRAVEL DATE]
• [WORLD TIME]
• [TEXT STAMP]
(30 screens)
Selected date (First picture from date)
• Select week with ▲▼ and
date with ◄►, and press
[MENU/SET] to display
that date’s pictures on a
12-screen display.
(Calendar screen)
●Only months when pictures were taken are shown on the calendar screen. Pictures
taken without clock settings are displayed with a date of the 1st January, 2010.
●Cannot be displayed rotated.
●Pictures displayed with [!] cannot be played back.
●Pictures taken with destination settings made in [WORLD TIME] are displayed in the
calendar screen using the appropriate date for the destination’s time zone.
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Watching motion pictures
Playback mode:
Motion pictures can be played back just as you view still pictures.
Press the Playback button
Select the motion picture and start
playback
Motion picture
recording time
■ Operations during motion
picture playback
▲:Pause/play
▼:Stop
◄:Fast rewind (2 steps)
Single-frame rewind
(while paused)
►:Fast forward (2 steps)
Single-frame forward
(while paused)
Motion picture icon
• Press ▲ during fast rewind or fast
forward to return to the normal
playback speed.
• Volume can be adjusted with zoom
lever.
■ Deleting
(→32)
●Motion pictures recorded on other devices may not be played correctly.
●When using a large-volume memory card, the rewind function may take some time.
●When watching on a computer, use [QuickTime] on the supplied CD-ROM to play
motion pictures.
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Different playback methods (Playback Mode)
Playback mode:
Recorded pictures can be played back in a variety of ways.
Press the Playback button
Display the screen for Playback
Mode selection
■[NORMAL PLAY]
Select the method of playback
(→31)
■[SLIDE SHOW]
(→64)
■[CATEGORY PLAY]
(→66)
■[FAVORITE PLAY]
(→66)
●When no card is inserted, pictures are played back from the built-in memory.
●After you switch from recording mode to playback mode, the Playback Mode
automatically becomes [NORMAL PLAY].
●[FAVORITE PLAY] is only displayed when pictures have been set as [FAVORITE] and
the setting is [ON].
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Different playback methods (Playback Mode)
(Continued)
Playback mode:
[SLIDE SHOW]
Automatically play still pictures in order and to music. Recommended when viewing on
TV screen.
Select playback method
• [ALL]
: Playback of all still pictures
• [CATEGORY SELECTION]
: Select a category and play. (Select category
with ▲▼◄► and press [MENU/SET].) (→66)
• [FAVORITE]: Play still pictures set as [FAVORITE]
(displayed only when [FAVORITE] still
pictures present and setting set to [ON]).
Set playback effects
[EFFECT]
(Select music and effects according to picture
atmosphere)
[AUTO]
Camera selects optimum effect
from [NATURAL], [SLOW],
[SWING], and [URBAN] (only
available with [CATEGORY
SELECTION] setting)
[NATURAL] Play with relaxed music and
screen transition effects
[SLOW]
[SWING]
[URBAN]
Play with livelier music and screen
transition effects
[OFF]
No effects
[SETUP]
[1 SEC.] / [2 SEC.] / [3 SEC.] /
[DURATION] [5 SEC.] (Only available when
[EFFECT] is [OFF])
[REPEAT]
[OFF]/[ON] (Repeat)
[MUSIC]
[ON]: The audio portion is played
to match effects.
[OFF]: The audio portion is not
played.
Select [START] with ▲ and press [MENU/SET]
• Press
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to return to menu screen during slide show.
For details about the switching Playback Mode procedure (→63)
■Operations during slide show
Pause/play
(While paused)
Next
(While paused)
Previous
Stop
Volume
down
Volume
up
●When [URBAN] has been selected, the picture may appear in black and white as a
screen effect.
●Music effects cannot be added.
●Motion pictures cannot be played back in a slide show. When the [MOTION PICTURE]
category is selected, the initial screens of motion pictures are used as still pictures for
playback in the slide show.
●Pictures with different aspect ratios have their edges cut so they can be displayed on
the entire screen.
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Different playback methods
(Playback Mode)
(Continued)
Playback mode:
[CATEGORY PLAY]
Pictures can be classified automatically and viewed by category. Automatic classification
starts when [CATEGORY PLAY] is selected from the Playback Mode selection menu.
Select the category
[CATEGORY]
Icons of categories with pictures
(dark blue)
No. of pictures (appears after a few seconds)
View pictures
• To delete pictures
→ Press .
Previous Next
●Calendar display cannot be used.
●The following playback menus only can be set.
[ROTATE DISP.], [PRINT SET], [PROTECT]
●To close [CATEGORY PLAY], select
[NORMAL PLAY].
Recording information such
as scene modes
[PORTRAIT]/ [i PORTRAIT]/
[SOFT SKIN]/ [TRANSFORM]/
[SELF PORTRAIT]/
[NIGHT PORTRAIT]/
[i NIGHT PORTRAIT]/ [BABY]
[SCENERY]/ [i SCENERY]/
[SUNSET]/ [i SUNSET]/
[AERIAL PHOTO]
[NIGHT PORTRAIT]/
[i NIGHT PORTRAIT]/
[NIGHT SCENERY]/
[i NIGHT SCENERY]/
[STARRY SKY]
[SPORTS]/ [PARTY]/
[CANDLE LIGHT]/
[FIREWORKS]/ [BEACH]/
[SNOW]/ [AERIAL PHOTO]
[BABY]
[PET]
[FOOD]
[TRAVEL DATE]
[MOTION PICTURE]
[FAVORITE PLAY]
Manually play pictures set in [FAVORITE] (displayed only when [FAVORITE] pictures
present and setting set to [ON]).
View pictures
Previous
Next
●Calendar display cannot be used.
●The following playback menus only can be set.
[ROTATE DISP.], [PRINT SET], [PROTECT]
●To close [FAVORITE PLAY], select [NORMAL PLAY].
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Using [PLAYBACK] menu
Playback mode:
For details about the setting procedure in the [PLAYBACK] menu (→14)
[CALENDAR]
Select date from calendar screen to view only the pictures taken on that day (→61).
[PLAYBACK] menu → Select [CALENDAR]
Set-up: Press [MENU/SET]→
●This setting can only be made when the Playback Mode is [NORMAL PLAY].
[TEXT STAMP]
Stamps the recording date or text you have registered in the [BABY] and [PET] scene
modes or [TRAVEL DATE] on still pictures. Ideal when printing pictures at regular size.
[PLAYBACK] menu → Select [TEXT STAMP]
Set-up: Press [MENU/SET] →
Press ▲▼ to select
[SINGLE] or [MULTI], and
then press [MENU/SET]
Select still picture
Choose whether to stamp
the age in years/months
●[SINGLE]
• This screen is not displayed if you
selected [OFF] for [NAME] in step
●[MULTI] (up to 50 pictures)
.
Select [YES]
(Screen varies according to picture size, etc.)
[TEXT
STAMP]
setting
• To cancel → Press [DISPLAY]
button again.
• To execute → Press
[MENU/SET].
Select items and make
settings for each
Select [ON]
to stamp
• When you have selected [SINGLE],
after step , press to return to
the menu screen.
• Picture size will be reduced if
greater than 3 M. Picture will
become slightly grainier.
Picture aspect
ratio
4:3
3:2
16 : 9
After
[TEXT STAMP]
3M
2.5 M
2M
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Playback mode:
■Items that can be stamped
[SHOOTING DATE]
[NAME]
[LOCATION]
[TRAVEL DATE]
[W/O TIME]: Stamp the recording date
[WITH TIME]: Stamp the recording time
Stamp names registered in [BABY] or [PET]
Stamp destinations registered in [TRAVEL DATE]
Stamp travel dates registered in [TRAVEL DATE]
• Items you select [OFF] are not stamped.
■To check stamped text
‘Playback zoom’ (→31)
●Cannot be used with still pictures taken on other devices, still pictures taken without
setting the clock, or motion pictures.
●Still pictures with text stamps cannot be set to [RESIZE], [CROPPING], or restamped,
and date-based [PRINT SET] printing cannot be specified.
●Characters may be cut off on certain printers.
●Cannot be set in [CATEGORY PLAY] or [FAVORITE PLAY] Playback Mode.
●Do not make date printing settings in shop or on printer for still pictures with
date stamps. (Date printing may be overlapping.)
[RESIZE]
Picture size can be reduced to facilitate e-mail attachment and use in homepages, etc.
(Still pictures recorded at the smallest recording pixel level cannot be further reduced.)
[PLAYBACK] menu → Select [RESIZE]
Set-up: Press [MENU/SET]→
■ [SINGLE]
Select [SINGLE]
Select size
Current
size
Size after
change
Select still picture
Select [YES]
• After confirmation, press
to the menu screen.
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to return
For details about the setting procedure in the [PLAYBACK] menu (→14)
■[MULTI]
Select [MULTI] in step
the previous page
on
Select still picture (up to 50 pictures)
Select size
To see
description
of resize:
Press
[DISPLAY]
button
Select number of pixels after
resizing
Resize
setting
Number of pixels before/after
resizing
• To cancel → Press [DISPLAY] button again.
• To execute → Press [MENU/SET].
Press ▲ to select [YES],
and then press [MENU/SET]
●Picture quality is reduced after resizing.
●Cannot be set in [CATEGORY PLAY] or [FAVORITE PLAY] Playback Mode.
●Motion pictures and text-stamped still pictures cannot be used. May not be compatible
with still pictures taken on other devices.
[CROPPING]
Enlarge your still pictures and crop unwanted areas.
[PLAYBACK] menu → Select [CROPPING]
Set-up: Press [MENU/SET]→
Press ◄► to select a still picture, and then press [MENU/SET]
Select area to trim
Expand
Change position
Trim
Press ▲ to select [YES], and then press
[MENU/SET]
• After confirmation, press
to return to the menu screen.
●Picture quality is reduced after cropping.
●Cannot be set in [CATEGORY PLAY] or [FAVORITE PLAY] Playback Mode.
●Motion pictures and text-stamped still pictures cannot be used. May not be compatible
with still pictures taken on other devices.
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Using [PLAYBACK] menu (Continued)
Playback mode:
[ROTATE DISP.]
Automatically rotate portrait still pictures.
[PLAYBACK] menu → Select [ROTATE DISP.]
Set-up: Press [MENU/SET] →
Select [ON]
[ON]
[OFF]
●[ROTATE DISP.] cannot be used with motion pictures.
●Still pictures taken with the lens surface facing directly up or down and still pictures
taken on other cameras may not be rotated. Additionally, still pictures taken while
holding the camera upside down are not rotated automatically.
●Pictures cannot be rotated during Multi playback and Calendar playback.
●Will only be displayed rotated on computer if in Exif-compatible (→31) environment (OS,
software).
[FAVORITE]
By labeling your favourite pictures with a star ( ), you can enjoy [SLIDE SHOW] or
[FAVORITE PLAY] of these pictures only, or you can delete all pictures except your
favourites (→32).
Set-up: Press [MENU/SET]→
[PLAYBACK] menu → Select [FAVORITE]
Select [ON]
Select picture and make
setting (repeat)
Close menu
Displayed when set (not displayed
when [OFF]).
• Up to 999 pictures can be selected.
• To release → Press ▼ again.
■ To clear all
Select [CANCEL] in step
and select [YES].
●Cannot be set in [FAVORITE PLAY] Playback Mode.
●It may not be possible to set pictures taken with certain other devices as favourites.
●Setting/release can also be made with supplied software ‘PHOTOfunSTUDIO’.
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For details about the setting procedure in the [PLAYBACK] menu (→14)
[PRINT SET]
Picture/picture no./date printing settings can be made for when printing with DPOF printcompatible shops or printers. (Ask at shop to check compatibility)
[PLAYBACK] menu → Select [PRINT SET]
Set-up: Press [MENU/SET]→
Select [SINGLE] or [MULTI]
Select picture
●[SINGLE]
●[MULTI]
Set number of pictures
(repeat steps
and
●[SINGLE]
when using [MULTI] (up to 999 pictures))
●[MULTI]
No. to print
No. to print
Date print
set
Date print set
• Date print setting/release → Press [DISPLAY] button.
• After confirmation, press to return to the menu screen.
■ To clear all
Select [CANCEL] in step
and select [YES].
●When using PictBridge-compatible printers, check settings on actual printer as these
may take priority over camera settings.
●To print from built-in memory at a shop, first copy pictures to card (→73) before making settings.
●DPOF print settings may not be made to non-DCF (→31) files.
●Some DPOF information set by other equipment cannot be used. In such cases, delete
all of the DPOF information and then set it again with this camera.
●Date printing settings cannot be made for pictures with a [TEXT STAMP] applied. These
settings will also be cancelled if a [TEXT STAMP] is applied later.
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Using [PLAYBACK] menu (Continued)
Playback mode:
[PROTECT]
Set protection to disable picture deletion. Prevents deletion of important pictures.
[PLAYBACK] menu → Select [PROTECT]
Set-up: Press [MENU/SET]→
Select [SINGLE] or [MULTI]
Select picture and make setting
●[SINGLE]
●[MULTI]
Picture protected
Picture protected
■ To clear all
Select [CANCEL] in step
• To cancel → Press
[MENU/SET] again.
• After confirmation,
press to return to
the menu screen.
and select [YES].
■ To cancel while releasing all
Press [MENU/SET].
●May not be effective when using other devices.
●Formatting will cause even protected files to be deleted.
●If the write-protect switch is set to ‘LOCK,’ pictures cannot be deleted even if they are
not protected with the camera setting.
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For details about the setting procedure in the [PLAYBACK] menu (→14)
[COPY]
You can copy pictures between built-in memory and memory card.
[PLAYBACK] menu → Select [COPY]
Set-up: Press [MENU/SET] →
Select copy method (direction)
: Copy all pictures from built-in memory to card
(go to step )
: Copy 1 picture at a time from card to built-in
memory.
When selecting
press [MENU/SET]
, press ◄► to select a picture, and then
Select [YES]
• To cancel → Press [MENU/SET]
• After confirmation, press to return to the menu
screen.
(Screen shown is example)
●If there is not enough space on the built-in memory for copying to be performed, turn off
the power, remove the card, and delete pictures from the built-in memory.
●Copying of picture data from the built-in memory to memory cards will be terminated
midway if there is insufficient space on the card. Using memory cards with higher
capacities than the built-in memory (approx. 40 MB) is recommended.
●Copying pictures may take several minutes. Do not turn off power or perform other
operations during copying.
●If identical names (folder/file numbers) are present in the copy destination, a new
folder for copying will be created when copying from built-in memory to card (
).
Identically-named files will not be copied from card to built-in memory (
).
●The following settings will not be copied. Set them again after copying.
[FAVORITE], [PRINT SET], [PROTECT]
●Only pictures from Panasonic digital cameras (LUMIX) may be copied.
●Original pictures will not be deleted after copying (to delete pictures (→32)).
●This setting can only be made when the Playback Mode is [NORMAL PLAY].
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Using with your PC
Pictures and motion pictures can be imported from the camera to your computer by
connecting the two together.
• If your computer does not support SDXC memory cards, a message will be displayed
requesting you to format the card. (Do not format the card. This will erase recorded
pictures.) If the card is not recognized, refer to the following support website.
http://panasonic.net/avc/sdcard/information/SDXC.html
• Imported pictures can then be printed out or sent by e-mail using the
‘PHOTOfunSTUDIO’ software on the CD-ROM (supplied).
Getting Ready:
• Use a fully charged battery or connect an AC adaptor (optional).
• When importing pictures from the built-in memory, remove any memory cards.
Check socket direction and insert straight in.
(Damage to socket shape can lead to faulty
operation.)
Turn on power of both
camera and computer
Connect camera to
computer
[ACCESS] (sending data)
• Do not disconnect the
USB connection cable
while [ACCESS] is
displayed.
If using AC adaptor,
turn off the camera
before plugging in or
removing.
• Please make sure you use the
supplied USB connection cable.
Use of cables other than the
supplied USB connection cable
may cause malfunction.
Hold here
(Push until it is fully
inserted.)
USB connection cable
(always use cable
supplied)
Select [PC] on the camera
A message may be displayed on screen
if [USB MODE] (→20) is set to [PictBridge
(PTP)]. Select [CANCEL] to close the
screen, and set [USB MODE] to [PC].
Operate with your computer
■To cancel connection
Click ‘Safely Remove Hardware’ in the Windows System Tray → disconnect USB
connection cable → turn off camera power → disconnect AC adaptor
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Some computers can read directly from the camera’s memory card.
For details, see the manual for your computer.
You can save pictures to use on your computer by dragging and dropping folders and
files into separate folders on your computer.
■Folder and file names on computer
●Windows
DCIM (Still pictures/motion pictures)
100_PANA (Up to 999 pictures/folder)
P1000001.JPG
:
JPG:
P1000999.JPG
Still pictures
101_PANA
MOV:
∗
:
Motion pictures
999_PANA
●Macintosh
MISC (DPOF files, Favourite)
Drives are displayed
in ‘My Computer’ or
‘Computer’ folder.
Drives are displayed on
the desktop.
(Displayed as ‘LUMIX’,
‘NO_NAME’, or
‘Untitled’.)
∗ New folders are created in the following cases:
• When pictures are added to folders containing files numbered 999.
• When using cards already containing the same folder number (including pictures
taken with other cameras, etc.)
• File may not be able to be played back on camera after changing file name.
■When using Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Mac OS X
The camera can be connected to your computer even if [USB MODE] is set to
[PictBridge (PTP)].
• Only picture output can be performed from the camera. (Picture deletion can also be
performed with Windows Vista and Windows 7.)
• It may not be possible to import if there are 1000 or more pictures on the card.
■Playing motion pictures on your computer
Use the ‘QuickTime’ software on the supplied CD-ROM.
• Installed as standard on Macintosh
Save motion pictures to your computer before viewing.
●Do not use any other USB connection cables except the supplied one.
●Turn off power before inserting or removing memory cards.
●When the battery begins to run out during communication, warning beep sounds.
Cancel communication via your computer immediately (recharge the battery before
reconnecting).
●Setting the [USB MODE] to [PC] removes the need to make the setting each time the
camera is connected to the computer.
●For more details, consult your computer operating manual.
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Printing
You can connect directly to a PictBridgecompatible printer for printing.
Getting Ready:
• Use a fully charged battery or connect an AC
adaptor (optional).
• When printing pictures from the built-in
memory, remove any memory cards.
• Adjust the print quality or other settings on
your printer, as needed.
Check socket direction and insert straight in.
(Damage to socket shape can lead to faulty
operation.)
• Do not disconnect
the USB connection
cable when the cable
disconnection icon
is displayed (may not
be displayed with some
printers).
Hold here
(Push until it is fully
inserted.)
Turn on power of both
camera and printer
Connect camera to printer
• Please make sure you use the
supplied USB connection cable. Use
of cables other than the supplied
USB connection cable may cause
malfunction.
Select [PictBridge (PTP)]
on the camera
When [CONNECTING TO PC…] is
displayed, cancel the connection and
set [USB MODE] to either [SELECT
ON CONNECTION] or
[PictBridge (PTP)].
Press ◄► to select a
picture to print, and then
press [MENU/SET]
Select [PRINT START]
USB connection cable
(always use cable
supplied)
If using AC adaptor, turn off the camera before plugging
in or removing.
(Print settings (→78))
■To cancel print
Press [MENU/SET]
●Do not use any other USB connection cables except the supplied one.
●Disconnect USB connection cable after printing.
●Turn off power before inserting or removing memory cards.
●If the battery runs out during communication, a warning beep will sound. Cancel printing
and disconnect the USB connection cable. (Recharge the battery before reconnecting
the camera and printer.)
●Setting the [USB MODE] to [PictBridge (PTP)] removes the need to make the setting
each time the camera is connected to the printer.
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Some printers can print directly from the camera’s memory card.
For details, see the manual for your printer.
Printing multiple pictures
Select [MULTI PRINT] in
step
on the previous
page
Select item
(See below for details)
Print
(Previous page
)
• [MULTI SELECT] :
Scroll between pictures with ▲▼◄►, select pictures with
[DISPLAY] button to print. (Press [DISPLAY] button again to
release selection.)
Press [MENU/SET] when selection is complete.
• [SELECT ALL] :Print all pictures.
• [PRINT SET (DPOF)] :Print pictures selected in [PRINT SET].
• [FAVORITE]
:Print pictures selected as [FAVORITE].
(displayed only when [FAVORITE] pictures present and setting set to [ON]).
●Select [YES] if print confirmation screen is displayed.
●An orange ● displayed during printing indicates an error message.
●Print may be divided into different stints if printing several pictures.
(Remaining sheets display may differ from set number.)
Print with date and text
■ With [TEXT STAMP]
Recording date and following information can be embedded into still pictures.
●Recording date ●[NAME] and [AGE] from [BABY] and [PET] scene modes
●[TRAVEL DATE] elapsed days and destination
• Do not add date printing in stores or with printers to still pictures where [TEXT
STAMP] is applied (text may overlap).
■ Printing date without [TEXT STAMP]
●Printing in store: Only recording date can be printed. Request date printing in store.
• Making [PRINT SET] settings on the camera in advance allows settings for numbers of
copies and date printing to be designated before giving the card to the store.
• When printing still pictures of 16:9 aspect ratio, check in advance that the store can accept this size.
●Using computer :Print settings for recording date and text information can be made
using the supplied CD-ROM ‘PHOTOfunSTUDIO’.
●Using printer :Recording date can be printed by setting [PRINT SET] on the
camera, or by setting [PRINT WITH DATE] (→78) to [ON] when
connecting to a printer compatible with date printing.
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Printing (Continued)
Making print settings on camera
(Make settings before selecting [PRINT START])
Select item
Select setting
Item
Settings
[PRINT WITH
DATE]
[OFF]/[ON]
[NUM. OF
PRINTS]
Set number of pictures (up to 999 pictures)
[PAPER
SIZE]
(printer takes priority)
[L/3.5”×5”] (89×127 mm)
[2L/5”×7”]
(127×178 mm)
[POSTCARD] (100×148 mm)
[16:9]
(101.6×180.6 mm)
[A4]
(210 ×297 mm)
[PAGE
LAYOUT]
(printer takes priority) /
(1 picture, with border) /
[A3]
[10×15 cm]
[4”×6”]
[8”×10”]
[LETTER]
[CARD SIZE]
(297×420 mm)
(100×150 mm)
(101.6×152.4 mm)
(203.2 ×254 mm)
(216×279.4 mm)
(54×85.6 mm)
(1 picture, no border) /
(2 pictures) /
(4 pictures)
●Items may not be displayed if incompatible with printer.
●To arrange ‘2 pictures’ or ‘4 pictures’ in the same still pictures, set the
number of prints for the still pictures to 2 or 4.
●To print to paper sizes/layouts not supported by this camera, set to
and make
settings on the printer. (Consult your printer’s operating manual.)
●[PRINT WITH DATE] and [NUM. OF PRINTS] are not shown when you have
selected [PRINT SET] settings.
●Even with completed [PRINT SET] settings, dates may not be printed, depending
on the shop or printer used.
●When setting [PRINT WITH DATE] to [ON], check the date printing settings on the
printer (printer settings may be prioritized).
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Viewing on TV screen
You can view still pictures and motion
pictures on a TV by connecting the camera to
your TV with the AV cable (supplied).
●Also consult TV operating manual.
Getting Ready:
• Complete the [TV ASPECT] setting.
• Turn off both the camera and television.
Connect camera to TV
Turn on TV
●Set to auxiliary input.
Turn on camera
Press the Playback button
Check socket direction and insert straight in.
(Damage to socket shape can lead to faulty
operation.)
Yellow: To video socket
AV cable
(always use cable supplied)
White: To audio socket
■When using TVs with an SD card slot
Insert the SD memory card into the SD card slot
• Still pictures only can be played back.
• When using SDHC or SDXC memory cards, be sure to play each type of card in
equipment compatible with the particular format.
●Do not use any other AV cables except the supplied one.
●You can play back pictures on TVs in other countries (regions) which use the NTSC or
PAL system when you set [VIDEO OUT] in [SETUP] menu.
●[LCD MODE] setting is not reflected on TV.
●Some televisions may cut off the edges of pictures, or not display them full screen.
●Pictures rotated to portrait may be blurred slightly.
●Change settings for picture mode on TV if aspect ratios are incorrect on widescreen or
high-definition televisions.
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List of LCD monitor displays
In recording
1
2 3
4
5
13
6
7
12
14
15
20
19
8
16
9
17
11
10
1 Recording mode (→23)
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Flash mode (→35)
Optical Image Stabilizer (→58)
Jitter alert (→27)
Macro recording (→37)
AF area (→27)
Focus (→27)
Picture size (→53)
Battery capacity (→11)
Number of recordable pictures (→92)
Save destination (→11)
Recording state
Travel date (→51)
Exposure compensation (→39)
Aperture value /
Shutter speed (→27)
ISO sensitivity (→54)
Focus range
Zoom (→29)
Macro zoom (→38)
11 LCD mode (→18)
12 Burst mode (→57)
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13 White balance (→55)
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
ISO sensitivity (→54)
Colour mode (→58)
Recording quality (→50)
Remaining recording time (→49)
Self-timer mode (→34)
Elapsed recording time (→49)
Travel elapsed days (→51)
Name (→44)
Travel Location (→51)
Age in years/months (→44)
Current date/time
AF assist lamp (→59)
Audio recording (for motion pictures)
Press the [DISPLAY] button to change display (→7, 33).
In playback
1
2
13
12
11
10
9
8
3
4
5
6
7
1 Playback mode (→63)
2
3
4
5
6
Protected picture (→72)
Favourites (→70)
Text stamped display (→67)
Picture size (→53)
Battery capacity (→11)
Folder/File number (→31, 75)
Picture number/Total pictures (→31)
Motion picture recording time/
Elapsed playback time (→62)
Save destination (→11)
Recording information
Favourites settings (→70)
7 Recorded date and time
8
9
10
11
12
13
Travel destination setting (→51)
Name (→44)
Recording information
Age in years/months (→44)
Travel elapsed days (→51)
LCD mode (→18)
Colour mode (→58)
Quantity of pictures to print (→71)
Motion pictures (→62)
Cable disconnection warning icon
(→76)
Screens shown here are only examples. The actual display may vary.
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Message displays
[THIS MEMORY CARD CANNOT BE USED]
● A MultiMediaCard was inserted.
→ Not compatible with the camera. Use a compatible card.
[THIS MEMORY CARD IS WRITE-PROTECTED]
● Unlock the write-protect switch on the card. (→11)
[NO VALID PICTURE TO PLAY]
● Take pictures, or insert a different card already containing pictures.
[THIS PICTURE IS PROTECTED]
● Release the protection before deleting, etc. (→72)
[SOME PICTURES CANNOT BE DELETED]
[THIS PICTURE CANNOT BE DELETED]
● Non-DCF pictures (→31) cannot be deleted.
→ Save needed data on a computer or other device, and then use [FORMAT] on the camera to
erase the card. (→21)
[NO ADDITIONAL SELECTIONS CAN BE MADE]
● The number of pictures that can be deleted at once has been exceeded.
● More than 999 pictures have been set as [FAVORITE].
● The number of pictures allowing [TEXT STAMP] or [RESIZE] (multiple settings) at once has been
exceeded.
[CANNOT BE SET ON THIS PICTURE]
● Pictures that do not conform to DCF standards cannot be used for [PRINT SET] and [TEXT
STAMP].
[PLEASE TURN CAMERA OFF AND THEN ON AGAIN]
[SYSTEM ERROR]
● The lens is not working correctly.
→ Turn on power again.
(Consult the dealer or your nearest Service Centre if display still remains)
[SOME PICTURES CANNOT BE COPIED]
[COPY COULD NOT BE COMPLETED]
● Pictures cannot be copied in following cases.
→ Picture of same name already exists in built-in memory when copying from card.
→ File is not of DCF standard.
→ Picture taken or edited on a different device.
[NOT ENOUGH SPACE ON BUILT-IN MEMORY]
[NOT ENOUGH MEMORY ON THE CARD]
● There is no space left on the built-in memory or the card. When you copy pictures from the built-in
memory to the card (batch copy), the pictures are copied until the capacity of the card becomes full.
[BUILT-IN MEMORY ERROR]
[FORMAT BUILT-IN MEMORY?]
● Displayed when formatting built-in memory via computer, etc.
→ Reformat directly using camera. Data will be deleted.
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Meanings and required responses to major messages displayed on LCD monitor.
[MEMORY CARD ERROR]
[FORMAT THIS CARD?]
● The card format cannot be used with this camera.
→ Save needed data on a computer or other device, and then use [FORMAT] on the camera. (→21)
[INSERT SD CARD AGAIN]
[TRY ANOTHER CARD]
● Access to card has failed.
→ Insert card again.
● Try with a different card.
[MEMORY CARD ERROR]
[MEMORY CARD PARAMETER ERROR]
● Card is not of SD standard.
● When cards in capacities of 4 GB or more are used, only SDHC or SDXC memory cards are
supported.
[READ ERROR]/[WRITE ERROR]
[PLEASE CHECK THE CARD]
● Data read has failed.
→ Check whether card has been inserted correctly (→10).
● Data write has failed.
→ Turn off power and remove card, before re-inserting and turning on power again.
● Card may possibly be damaged.
● Try with a different card.
[MOTION RECORDING WAS CANCELLED DUE TO THE LIMITATION OF THE WRITING
SPEED OF THE CARD]
● When recording motion picture, use a card rated with an SD speed class∗ of ‘Class 6’ or higher.
∗ SD speed class refers to a specification for sustained write speeds.
● If recording stops even when using a card with speed of ‘Class 6’ or faster, the data writing speed is
low. We recommend backing up the data on the memory card and reformatting it. (→21)
● Motion picture recording may be automatically terminated with certain cards.
[A FOLDER CANNOT BE CREATED]
● Folder numbers in use have reached 999.
→ Save needed data on a computer or other device, and then use [FORMAT] on the camera. (→21)
[PICTURE IS DISPLAYED FOR 16:9 TV]
[PICTURE IS DISPLAYED FOR 4:3 TV]
● AV cable is connected to camera.
→ To remove message immediately → Press [MENU/SET].
→ To change aspect ratio → Change [TV ASPECT] (→21).
● USB connection cable is only connected to camera.
→ Message disappears when cable is also connected to another device.
[THIS BATTERY CANNOT BE USED]
● Use a genuine Panasonic battery.
● Battery cannot be recognised as terminal is dirty.
→ Wipe any dirt away from the battery terminal.
[NO BATTERY POWER REMAINS]
● The battery level is low.
→ Charge the battery before use. (→8)
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Troubleshooting
Battery, power
Camera does not work even if power is turned on.
● Battery is not inserted correctly (→10), or needs recharging.
The power cuts off during use.
● Battery needs recharging.
● Camera is set to [AUTO POWER OFF]. (→19)
→ Press the Power button to turn the power on again.
Recording
Cannot record pictures.
● The camera is in playback mode.
→ Press the Playback button to switch to recording mode.
● The lens cover is closed.
→ Open the lens cover.
● Built-in memory/card is full. → Free space by deleting unwanted pictures (→32).
Cannot record to cards.
● Do not format cards on other equipment.
→ Please format cards with this camera. (→21)
● For details about compatible cards (→11)
Recording capacity is low.
● Battery needs recharging .
→ Use a fully charged battery (not sold pre-charged). (→8)
→ If you leave the power on, the battery will be depleted. Turn the power off frequently by using
[AUTO POWER OFF] (→19) etc.
● Please check the recording picture capacity for cards and built-in memory. (→92)
Recorded pictures look white.
● Lens is dirty (fingerprints, etc.).
→ Clean lens surface with a soft, dry cloth.
● Lens is foggy (→5).
Recorded pictures are too bright/too dark.
● Pictures taken in dark locations, or bright subjects (snow, bright conditions, etc.) occupy
most of the screen. (Brightness of LCD monitor may differ from that of actual picture)
→ Adjust the exposure (→39).
2-3 pictures are taken when I press the shutter button just once.
● The camera is set to use [BURST] (→57) or [HI-SPEED BURST] (→45) or [FLASH BURST] (→46) scene
modes.
Focus not aligned correctly.
● Not set to mode appropriate for distance to subject. (Focus range varies according to recording
mode.)
● Subject outside of focus range.
● Caused by jitter or subject movement (→54, 58).
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Try checking these items (→84 - 89) first.
(Restoring menu settings to default values may solve certain problems.
Try using [RESET] in [SETUP] menu in recording mode (→20).)
Recording (continued)
Recorded pictures are blurred. Optical Image Stabilizer ineffective.
● Shutter speed is slower in dark locations and Optical Image Stabilizer is less effective.
→ Hold camera firmly with both hands, keeping arms close to body.
→ Set [DIGITAL ZOOM] to [OFF] and [SENSITIVITY] to [
]. (→30, 54)
Recorded pictures appear coarse, or there is interference.
● ISO sensitivity is high, or shutter speed is low.
(Default [SENSITIVITY] setting is [
] – interference may appear with indoor pictures.)
→ Lower [SENSITIVITY] (→54).
→ Set [COLOR MODE] to [NATURAL] (→58)
→ Take pictures in brighter locations.
● Camera set to [HIGH SENS.] or [HI-SPEED BURST] scene modes.
(Picture becomes slightly coarser in response to high sensitivity)
Pictures appear dark or have poor colouring.
● Colours may appear unnatural due to the effects of light source.
→ Use [WHITE BALANCE] to adjust the colouring. (→55)
Brightness or colouring of recorded picture different from real life.
● Taking pictures under fluorescent lighting may require a faster shutter speed and result in slightly
changed brightness or colouring, but this is not a fault.
Red banding may appear on the LCD monitor or part or the entire
screen may have a reddish tint, when recording or pressing the shutter
button halfway.
● This is a characteristic of CCD and may appear if subject contains brighter
areas. Some blurring may occur around these areas, but this is not a fault. This
will be recorded in motion pictures, but not in still pictures.
● We recommend keeping the screen away from strong light sources such as
sunlight when taking pictures.
Motion picture recording stops midway.
● With some cards, access display may appear briefly after recording, and recording may end midway.
● When recording motion picture, use a card rated with an SD speed class∗ of ‘Class 6’ or higher.
∗ SD speed class refers to a specification for sustained write speeds.
● If recording stops even when using a card with speed of ‘Class 6’ or faster, the data writing speed is
low. We recommend backing up the data on the memory card and reformatting it. (→21)
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LCD monitor
LCD monitor dims during motion picture recording.
● LCD monitor may dim if continuing motion picture recording for long periods.
Monitor sometimes shuts off even though power is on.
● After recording, monitor shuts off until next picture can be recorded. (Approx. 6 seconds (Max.)
when recording to the built-in memory)
Brightness is unstable.
● Aperture value is set while shutter button is pressed halfway.
(Does not affect recorded picture.)
Monitor flickers indoors.
● Monitor may flicker after turning on (prevents influence from fluorescent lighting).
Monitor is too bright/too dark.
● Camera set to [LCD MODE] (→18).
Black/blue/red/green dots or interference appears. Monitor looks distorted when
touched.
● This is not a fault, and will not be recorded on the actual pictures, so there is no need to worry.
Date/age is not displayed.
● Current date, travel elapsed days (→51), and names and ages in [BABY] and [PET] (→44) scene
modes are only displayed for approx. 5 sec. when the camera is turned on, after these settings
are made, or after switching from playback mode to recording mode, etc. They cannot be always
displayed.
Flash
No flash emitted.
● Flash set to [FORCED FLASH OFF] (→35).
, flash may not be emitted in certain conditions.
● When set to [AUTO]
● Flash is disabled in the scene modes [SCENERY], [NIGHT SCENERY], [SUNSET], [HI-SPEED
BURST], [FIREWORKS], [STARRY SKY], and [AERIAL PHOTO], and when [BURST] is used.
● No flash is emitted when recording a motion picture.
Multiple flashes are emitted.
● Red-eye reduction is active (→35). (Flashes twice to prevent eyes appearing red.)
● The scene mode is set to [FLASH BURST].
Playback
Pictures have been rotated.
● [ROTATE DISP.] is set to [ON].
(Automatically rotates pictures from portrait to landscape. Some pictures taken facing up or facing
down may be interpreted as being portrait.)
→ Set [ROTATE DISP.] to [OFF]. (→70)
Cannot view pictures.
● Press the Playback button.
● No pictures in built-in memory or card (pictures are played from card if inserted, from built-in
memory if card is not inserted).
● Camera set to [CATEGORY PLAY] or [FAVORITE PLAY].
→ Set Playback Mode to [NORMAL PLAY] (→63).
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Folder/file number displayed as [-]. Picture is black.
● Picture edited on computer or taken on different device.
● Battery removed immediately after picture taken, or picture taken with low battery.
→ Use [FORMAT] to delete (→21).
Incorrect date displayed in Calendar playback.
● Picture edited on computer or taken on different device.
● [CLOCK SET] is incorrect (→12).
(Incorrect date may be displayed in Calendar playback on pictures copied to computer and then
back to camera, if computer and camera dates differ.)
Depending on the subject, an interference fringe may appear on the screen.
● This is called moire. This is not a malfunction.
White round spots like soap bubbles appear on the recorded picture.
● If you take a picture with the flash in a dark place or indoors, white round spots may
appear on the picture caused by the flash reflecting particles of dust in the air. This is
not a fault. A characteristic of this is that the number of round spots and their position
differ in every picture.
[THUMBNAIL IS DISPLAYED] is shown on the screen.
● The still pictures may have been recorded on another device. If so, they may be displayed with poor
picture quality.
Blackened red areas in recorded pictures.
● When digital red-eye correction (
,
,
) is operating, if a subject is recorded that has
skin-coloured areas with red areas inside, the digital red-eye correction function may blacken the
red areas.
→ We recommend setting the flash mode to
,
or
, or [RED-EYE REMOVAL] to [OFF]
before recording.
Sounds of camera operations will be recorded in motion pictures.
● Camera operation sounds may be recorded as camera automatically adjusts lens aperture during
motion picture recording; this is not a fault.
Motion pictures recorded on this camera cannot be played on other devices.
● Motion pictures (Motion JPEG) recorded with this camera may not be played on digital cameras of
other manufacturers. Additionally, motion pictures recorded with this camera cannot be played on
Panasonic LUMIX digital cameras sold before July 2008. (However, motion pictures recorded with
LUMIX digital cameras sold before this date can be played on this camera.)
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TV, computer, printer
No image appear on TV. Image blurred or not coloured.
● Not connected correctly. (→79)
● The television has not been switched to auxiliary input.
● The television does not support the type of card used.
● Check the [VIDEO OUT] setting (NTSC/PAL) on the camera. (→21)
TV screen display different to LCD monitor.
● Aspect ratio may be incorrect or edges may be cut off with certain televisions.
Cannot play motion pictures on TV.
● Card is inserted into TV.
→ Connect the camera to the TV with the AV cable (supplied), and then access playback mode on
the camera. (→79)
Picture is not displayed on full TV screen.
● Check [TV ASPECT] settings (→21).
Cannot send pictures to computer.
● Not connected correctly (→74).
● Check whether computer has recognised camera.
● Set [USB MODE] to [PC] (→20).
Computer does not recognise card (only reads built-in memory).
● Disconnect USB connection cable and reconnect with card in place.
I want to play computer pictures on my camera.
● Use the supplied software ‘PHOTOfunSTUDIO’ to copy pictures from computer to camera.
Cannot print when connecting to printer.
● Printer not compatible with PictBridge.
● Set [USB MODE] to [PictBridge (PTP)] (→20).
Cannot get the date printing.
● Make date printing settings before printing.
→ In shop: Make [PRINT SET] settings (→71), and request printing ‘with dates’.
→ With printer: Make [PRINT SET] settings, and use a printer compatible with date printing.
→ With supplied software: Select ‘with dates’ within print settings.
● Use [TEXT STAMP] before printing (→67).
Edges cut off pictures when printing.
● Release any trimming or edgeless printing settings on printer before printing.
(Consult printer operating manual.)
aspect ratio.
● The pictures were recorded in
→ If printing in shop, check if 16:9 sizes can be printed.
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Others
Menu not displayed in desired language.
● Change [LANGUAGE] setting (→22).
Camera rattles if shaken.
● This sound is made by the lens movement and is not a fault.
Cannot set [AUTO REVIEW].
● Not available when [BURST] is used or in the scene modes [SELF PORTRAIT], [HI-SPEED
BURST], or [FLASH BURST].
Red lamp illuminated when pressing shutter button halfway in dark locations.
● [AF ASSIST LAMP] set to [ON] (→59).
AF assist lamp is not illuminated.
● [AF ASSIST LAMP] is set to [OFF].
● Not illuminated in bright locations or when using [SCENERY], [NIGHT SCENERY], [SELF
PORTRAIT], [FIREWORKS], [AERIAL PHOTO], or [SUNSET] scene modes.
Camera is hot.
● Camera may become a little warm during use, but this does not affect performance or quality.
Lens makes a clicking noise.
● When brightness changes, the lens may make a clicking noise and the monitor brightness may also
change, but this is due to aperture settings being made.
(Does not affect recording.)
Clock is incorrect.
● Camera has been left for a long period.
→ Reset the clock (→12).
● Long time was taken to set clock (clock behind by this amount).
When using zoom, picture becomes slightly warped and the edges of the subject
become coloured.
● Pictures may be slightly warped or coloured around the edges, depending on the zoom ratio, but
this is not a fault.
File numbers are not recorded in sequence.
● File numbers are reset when new folders are created (→75).
File numbers have jumped backwards.
● Battery was removed/inserted with power on.
(Numbers may jump backwards if folder/file numbers are not correctly recorded.)
The card is not recognized by the computer.
(You are using an SDXC memory card.)
● Make sure your computer supports SDXC memory cards.
http://panasonic.net/avc/sdcard/information/SDXC.html
● When you insert a card, a message will be displayed requesting you to format the card, but do not
format it.
● If [ACCESS] remains displayed on the LCD monitor, turn off the camera and then disconnect the
USB cable.
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Usage cautions and notes
When in use
●Camera may become warm if used for long periods of time, but this is not a fault.
●To avoid jitter, use a tripod and place in a stable location.
(Especially when using telescopic zoom, lower shutter speeds, or self-timer)
●Keep the camera as far away as possible from electromagnetic equipment (such
as microwave ovens, TVs, video games etc.).
• If you use the camera on top of or near a TV, the pictures and sound on the camera
may be disrupted by electromagnetic wave radiation.
• Do not use the camera near cell phones because doing so may result in noise
adversely affecting the pictures and sound.
• Recorded data may be damaged, or pictures may be distorted, by strong magnetic
fields created by speakers or large motors.
• Electromagnetic wave radiation generated by microprocessors may adversely affect
the camera, disturbing the pictures and sound.
• If the camera is adversely affected by electromagnetic equipment and stops functioning
properly, turn the camera off and remove the battery or disconnect AC adaptor
(optional). Then reinsert the battery or reconnect AC adaptor and turn the camera on.
Do not use the camera near radio transmitters or high-voltage lines.
• If you record near radio transmitters or high-voltage lines, the recorded pictures and
sound may be adversely affected.
●Do not extend the supplied cord or cable.
●Do not allow camera to come into contact with pesticides or volatile substances (can
cause surface damage or coating to peel).
●Never leave the camera and the battery in a car or on a car bonnet in the summer.
It may cause leakage of the battery electrolyte, a generation of heat, and may cause a
fire and the battery to burst due to the high temperature.
Caring for your camera
To clean your camera, remove the battery or disconnect the power plug from the outlet,
and wipe with a soft, dry cloth.
●Use a well-wrung wet cloth to remove stubborn stains, before wiping again with a dry
cloth.
●Do not use benzene, thinners, alcohol, or kitchen detergent, as these may damage the
outer casing and finish of the camera.
●If using a chemically-treated cloth, read the supplied instructions carefully.
When not using for a while
●Turn off camera power before removing battery and card (ensure that battery is
removed to prevent damage through over-discharge).
●Do not leave in contact with rubber or plastic bags.
●Store together with a drying agent (silica gel) if leaving in drawer, etc. Store batteries in cool
(15 °C - 25 °C) places with low humidity (40% - 60%) and no major temperature changes.
●Charge battery once per year and use completely before storing again.
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●To prevent damage to cards and data
• Avoid high temperatures, direct sunlight, electromagnetic waves, and static electricity.
• Do not bend, drop, or expose to strong impacts.
• Do not touch connectors on reverse of card or allow them to become dirty or wet.
●When disposing of/transferring memory cards
• If using the ‘format’ or ‘delete’ functions on your camera or computer, this only
changes the file management information, and does not completely delete the data
from within the memory card. When disposing of or transferring your memory cards,
we recommend physically destroying the memory card itself, or using commercially
available computer data erasing software to completely delete the data from the card.
Data within memory cards should be managed responsibly.
LCD Monitor
●Do not press hard on the LCD monitor. This may cause uneven display and damage
the monitor.
●Do not press on the monitor with sharp, hard instruments such as ballpoint pens.
●Do not rub the LCD monitor forcefully or push on it.
●In cold climates or other situations when the camera becomes cold, the LCD monitor
may be slightly less responsive than normal immediately after startup. Normal
brightness will return once the internal components have warmed up.
Personal Information
If you complete [NAME] or [AGE] settings in [BABY] mode, keep in mind that the camera
and recorded pictures will contain personal information.
●Disclaimer
• Data containing personal information can be altered or lost due to malfunction, static
electricity, accidents, breakdowns, repairs, or other operations.
Panasonic will not be liable for any damage that occurs, direct or indirect, as a result
of the alteration or loss of data containing personal information.
●When ordering repairs or transferring/disposing of the camera
• To protect your personal information, please reset the settings. (→20)
• If any pictures are contained in the built-in memory, copy (→73) them to a memory card
if necessary, and then format (→21) the built-in memory.
• Remove the memory card from the camera.
• When ordering repairs, the built-in memory and other settings may be returned to the
initial purchase state.
• If the above operations cannot be performed because of a camera malfunction,
consult with the dealer or nearest Service Centre.
When transferring or disposing of your memory card, see ‘When disposing of/
transferring memory cards’ in the previous section.
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Recording picture/time capacity
Recording picture capacity (still pictures)
●The number of pictures that can be stored varies depending on the [PICTURE SIZE]
setting. (→53)
●When the number of recordable pictures exceeds 99,999, ‘+99999’ is displayed.
DMC-FP2
Picture aspect
ratio
[PICTURE SIZE]
Built-in memory
256 MB
512 MB
1 GB
2 GB
4 GB
6 GB
Memory
8 GB
card
12 GB
16 GB
24 GB
32 GB
48 GB
64 GB
14 M
10 M EZ
5 M EZ
3 M EZ
0.3 M EZ
12.5 M
10.5 M
4320×3240 3648×2736 2560×1920 2048×1536 640×480 4320×2880 4320×2432
8
12
20
27
200
9
11
48
68
110
150
1080
54
65
97
135
220
300
2150
105
125
195
270
440
600
4310
210
250
390
550
900
1220
8780
440
520
780
1080
1770
2410
17240
880
1030
1190
1650
2690
3660
26210
1330
1580
1590
2210
3610
4910
35080
1790
2110
2400
3330
5440
7400
52920
2700
3190
3200
4450
7260
9880
70590
3600
4250
4650
6460
10550
14350
102500
5230
6180
6430
8930
14570
19820
141620
7230
8540
9330
13000
21420
28020
182140
10400
12560
12670
17650
29070
38020
247160
14120
17040
Recording time capacity (motion pictures)
●The available recording time varies depending on the [REC QUALITY] setting. (→50)
DMC-FP2/DMC-FP1
[REC QUALITY]
Built-in memory
256 MB
512 MB
1 GB
Memory
2 GB
card
4 GB
6 GB
8 GB
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—
59 s
2 min
4 min
8 min 20 s
16 min 30 s
25 min 10 s
33 min 40 s
[WVGA]
—
2 min 35 s
5 min 10 s
10 min 20 s
21 min 20 s
41 min 50 s
1 h 3 min
1 h 25 min
[VGA]
—
2 min 40 s
5 min 20 s
10 min 50 s
22 min 10 s
43 min 40 s
1 h 6 min
1 h 28 min
[QVGA]
1 min 26 s
7 min 50 s
15 min 40 s
31 min 20 s
1 h 4 min
2 h 5 min
3 h 11 min
4 h 15 min
●Figures given are estimates. May vary according to conditions, card type, and subject.
●Recording capacities/times displayed on LCD monitor may not be reduced regularly.
DMC-FP1
Picture aspect
ratio
[PICTURE SIZE]
Built-in memory
256 MB
512 MB
1 GB
2 GB
4 GB
6 GB
Memory
8 GB
card
12 GB
16 GB
24 GB
32 GB
48 GB
64 GB
[REC QUALITY]
12 GB
16 GB
24 GB
Memory
card
32 GB
48 GB
64 GB
12 M
8 M EZ
5 M EZ
3 M EZ
0.3 M EZ
10.5 M
9M
4000×3000 3264×2448 2560×1920 2048×1536 640×480 4000×2672 4000×2248
10
15
20
27
200
11
13
57
83
110
150
1080
63
75
110
165
220
300
2150
125
150
220
330
440
600
4310
250
300
460
680
900
1220
8780
520
610
910
1340
1770
2410
17240
1020
1200
1380
2030
2690
3660
26210
1550
1830
1860
2720
3610
4910
35080
2080
2450
2800
4110
5440
7400
52920
3130
3700
3740
5490
7260
9880
70590
4180
4940
5430
7970
10550
14350
102500
6080
7170
7500
11010
14570
19820
141620
8400
9910
11030
15830
21420
28020
182140
12140
14570
14970
21490
29070
38020
247160
16470
19770
[HD]
50 min 50 s
1 h 8 min
1 h 38 min
2 h 16 min
3 h 20 min
4 h 29 min
[WVGA]
2 h 8 min
2 h 52 min
4 h 9 min
5 h 45 min
8 h 27 min
11 h 22 min
[VGA]
2 h14 min
2 h 59 min
4 h 19 min
5 h 59 min
8 h 48 min
11 h 50 min
[QVGA]
6 h 26 min
8 h 35 min
12 h 27 min
17 h 13 min
25 h 18 min
34 h 3 min
●Motion pictures can be recorded continuously up to 2 GB. To record more than 2 GB,
press the shutter button again. (Remaining time for continuous recording is displayed
on the screen.)
The time displayed in the table is the total time.
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• QuickTime and the QuickTime logo are trademarks or
registered trademarks of Apple Inc., used under license
therefrom.
• Other names, company names, and product names
printed in these instructions are trademarks or registered
trademarks of the companies concerned.
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