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Panasonic DMCTZ15 Operating Instructions
Operating Instructions
Digital Camera
Model No.
DMC-TZ5/DMC-TZ15
DMC-TZ4/DMC-TZ11
Before use, please read these instructions completely.
This manual is based on the DMC-TZ5 model.
Product illustrations and screens may vary.
QuickTime and the QuickTime logo are trademarks or registered
trademarks of Apple Inc., used under license therefrom.
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Dear Customer,
We would like to take this opportunity to
thank you for purchasing this Panasonic
Digital Camera. Please read these
Operating Instructions carefully and keep
them handy for future reference.
Information for Your Safety
WARNING:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE,
ELECTRIC SHOCK OR PRODUCT
DAMAGE,
• DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPARATUS
TO RAIN, MOISTURE, DRIPPING
OR SPLASHING AND THAT NO
OBJECTS FILLED WITH LIQUIDS,
SUCH AS VASES, SHALL BE
PLACED ON THE APPARATUS.
• USE ONLY THE RECOMMENDED
ACCESSORIES.
• DO NOT REMOVE THE COVER
(OR BACK); THERE ARE NO USER
SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE.
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED
SERVICE PERSONNEL.
Carefully observe copyright laws.
Recording of pre-recorded tapes or
discs or other published or broadcast
material for purposes other than your
own private use may infringe copyright
laws. Even for the purpose of private
use, recording of certain material may
be restricted.
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THE SOCKET OUTLET SHALL BE
INSTALLED NEAR THE EQUIPMENT
AND SHALL BE EASILY ACCESSIBLE.
CAUTION
Danger of explosion if battery is
incorrectly replaced. Replace only
with the same or equivalent type
recommended by the manufacturer.
Dispose of used batteries according to
the manufacturer’s instructions.
How to replace the fuse
The location of the fuse differ according
to the type of AC cable (figures A and B).
Confirm the AC cable fitted and follow
the instructions below.
Illustrations may differ from actual AC
cable.
1. Open the fuse cover with a
screwdriver.
Figure A
• Do not heat or expose to flame.
• Do not leave the battery in an automobile
exposed to direct sunlight for a long period
of time with doors and windows closed.
Warning
Risk of fire, explosion and burns. Do
not disassemble, heat above 60 °C or
incinerate.
Product Identification Marking is located
on the bottom of units.
Figure B
Fuse cover
About the battery charger
CAUTION!
• DO NOT INSTALL OR PLACE THIS
UNIT IN A BOOKCASE, BUILTIN CABINET OR IN ANOTHER
CONFINED SPACE. ENSURE THE
UNIT IS WELL VENTILATED. TO
PREVENT RISK OF ELECTRIC
SHOCK OR FIRE HAZARD DUE
TO OVERHEATING, ENSURE
THAT CURTAINS AND ANY OTHER
MATERIALS DO NOT OBSTRUCT
THE VENTILATION VENTS.
• DO NOT OBSTRUCT THE UNIT’S
VENTILATION OPENINGS WITH
NEWSPAPERS, TABLECLOTHS,
CURTAINS, AND SIMILAR ITEMS.
• DO NOT PLACE SOURCES OF
NAKED FLAMES, SUCH AS LIGHTED
CANDLES, ON THE UNIT.
• DISPOSE OF BATTERIES IN AN
ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY
MANNER.
2. Replace the fuse and close or attach
the fuse cover.
Figure A
Figure B
Fuse
(5 ampere)
Fuse
(5 ampere)
SDHC Logo is a trademark.
Other names, company names, and product names printed in these instructions are
trademarks or registered trademarks of the companies concerned.
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Information on Disposal for Users of Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment
(private households)
Quick start guide
This symbol on the products and/or accompanying documents means that
used electrical and electronic products should not be mixed with general
household waste.
For proper treatment, recovery and recycling, please take these products to
designated collection points, where they will be accepted on a free of charge
basis. Alternatively, in some countries you may be able to return your products
to your local retailer upon the purchase of an equivalent new product.
Disposing of this product correctly will help to save valuable resources and
prevent any potential negative effects on human health and the environment
which could otherwise arise from inappropriate waste handling.
Please contact your local authority for further details of your nearest
designated collection point.
Penalties may be applicable for incorrect disposal of this waste, in accordance with national
legislation.
The battery is not charged
when the camera is
shipped. Charge the
battery and set the clock
before use.
When you do not use the
card (optional), you can
record or play back pictures
on the built-in memory
(P.18).
For business users in the European Union
If you wish to discard electrical and electronic equipment, please contact your dealer or supplier
for further information.
Information on Disposal in other Countries outside the European Union
This symbol is only valid in the European Union.
If you wish to discard this product, please contact your local authorities or dealer and ask for the
correct method of disposal.
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Charge the battery
2
3
4
Insert the battery
and the card
5
Set the mode dial
to
6
Press the shutter button and
take pictures
Turn on the power
Set REC/PLAY
switch to
To play back the pictures
Note
Example screens displayed in this manual are for DMC-TZ5 model.
DMC-TZ4/DMC-TZ11:
1. Set REC/PLAY
switch to .
2. Select the picture
you want to view.
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Record, view, save those precious
Record
(P.28)
Automatically reads the scene to take crisper pictures!
INTELLIGENT
AUTO
moments.
View
Cards may be
inserted directly into
devices with SD
memory card slots.
(Playback) on large screen (P.86)
Enjoy crisp pictures
on large screens!
● SD memory card/
SDHC memory
card 2
(optional)
● AV cable (supplied)
● Component cable
(optional)
Enjoy videos in HD 3 on TV with
component terminals (1080i) by
using a component cable.
● Make ideal settings for the subject and distance
just by pointing the camera!
Zoomed-in pictures
● Close-up pictures of people at a distance
‘10x optical zoom’
Rapid zoom ‘EASY ZOOM’ (P.33)
Motion pictures
● Capture moving scenes
‘MOTION PICTURE Mode’
Print
at home, or at a digital photo centre (P.78, 83)
With your printer 4
1
(P.52)
Connect directly to easily print
pictures at home. Use a PictBridgecompatible printer.
● USB connection cable (supplied)
At digital photo centre
Give card to shop assistant to print
pictures.
Save and enjoy your pictures!
Using your PC
4
Send by e-mail, save to hard disk.
Print out pictures.
● USB connection cable (supplied)
With DVD recorder
4
Save to DVD or hard disk
● AV cable (supplied)
6
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2
3
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Sounds of zoom and other operations may be recorded.
Can be used on SDHC memory card-compatible devices.
DMC-TZ5/DMC-TZ15 only
See respective products’ instruction manuals for details.
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INDEX
Before use
Basics (Record • View)
Before use .......................... 12
• Read first/
To prevent damage and faults
Standard Accessories ....... 13
Names of parts................... 14
• Mode dial ........................... 15
• Cursor button .................... 15
Preparations
1
2
3
4
8
Charging battery ................ 16
Inserting battery and card... 17
• Picture save destination
(cards and built-in memory) ... 18
• Remaining battery and
memory capacity ............... 18
Setting the clock ................ 19
Using menus ...................... 20
• Menu type ......................... 21
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•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Using SETUP menu ..... 22
CLOCK SET ................ 22
WORLD TIME
MONITOR
LCD MODE
BEEP ........................... 23
VOLUME
GUIDE LINE
HISTOGRAM
TRAVEL DATE
ECONOMY .................. 24
AUTO REVIEW
ZOOM RESUME ......... 25
NO.RESET
RESET
USB MODE
VIDEO OUT ................. 26
TV ASPECT
m/ft
SCENE MENU
DIAL DISPLAY
FORMAT ...................... 27
LANGUAGE
DEMO MODE
1
2
3
Taking picture with
automatic settings ........ 28
Taking pictures with
your own settings ......... 30
• Align focus for desired
composition ....................... 31
4
5
Viewing your pictures
(Play) ................................ 35
Deleting pictures ............... 36
• To delete multiple (up to 50)
or all pictures ..................... 36
Taking pictures with zoom ... 32
• Enlarging further
‘DIGITAL ZOOM’ ............... 34
Applications (Record)
1
2
3
4
5
6
Changing recording
information display ........... 37
Taking pictures with flash ... 38
Taking close-up pictures ... 40
• Taking close-up pictures
without standing close to
subject ‘TELE MACRO
function’ ............................. 40
Positioning camera and
subject within accessible
range for focus alignment... 41
Taking pictures with
self-timer ............................ 42
Taking pictures with
exposure compensation ... 43
• EXPOSURE ...................... 43
• AUTO BRACKET .............. 43
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Taking pictures
according to the scene
‘SCENE MODE’............ 44
• Scene types ...................... 45
• PORTRAIT/SOFT SKIN/
SELF PORTRAIT/SCENERY/
SPORTS............................ 46
• NIGHT PORTRAIT/
NIGHT SCENERY/FOOD/
PARTY/CANDLE LIGHT ... 47
• BABY/ PET/SUNSET ........ 48
• HIGH SENS./
HI-SPEED BURST ............ 49
• STARRY SKY/FIREWORKS/
BEACH/SNOW .................. 50
• AERIAL PHOTO/
UNDERWATER/MULTI ASPECT
(DMC-TZ5/DMC-TZ15 Only) ... 51
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INDEX (Continued)
Applications (Record) (Continued)
8
9
Taking motion pictures ‘MOTION PICTURE’ .............................. 52
Useful features for travel ................................................................... 53
•
TRAVEL DATE (Record travel date and destination) .................... 53
•
WORLD TIME
(Registering local time at your overseas destination) ................... 54
Applications (View)
1
Viewing as list
(Multi playback/Calendar
playback) ............................. 67
2
Viewing motion pictures ·
pictures with audio /
Creating still pictures from
motion pictures
(DMC-TZ5/DMC-TZ15 only) ..... 68
REC menu ................................................................................ 55
10 •UsingPICTURE
SIZE ............................................................................. 55
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
QUALITY ...................................................................................... 55
ASPECT RATIO ............................................................................ 56
INTELLIGENT ISO ....................................................................... 56
SENSITIVITY................................................................................ 57
WHITE BALANCE ........................................................................ 58
METERING MODE ....................................................................... 59
AF MODE ..................................................................................... 59
CONTINUOUS AF ........................................................................ 60
BURST ......................................................................................... 61
I.EXPOSURE................................................................................ 61
DIGITAL ZOOM ............................................................................ 62
COLOR MODE ............................................................................. 62
STABILIZER ................................................................................. 62
MIN. SHTR SPEED ...................................................................... 63
AUDIO REC. ................................................................................ 63
AF ASSIST LAMP ......................................................................... 63
CLOCK SET ................................................................................. 63
Taking/viewing clipboard pictures (CLIPBOARD) ...................... 64
11 • Viewing
clipboard pictures ................................................................. 64
• Zoom mark ......................................................................................... 65
• CLIPBOARD menu ............................................................................ 65
12 Quick setting....................................................................................... 66
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Different playback methods... 69
•
NORMAL PLAY .......... 69
•
DUAL PLAY
(DMC-TZ5/DMC-TZ15 Only) ... 69
•
SLIDE SHOW ............. 70
•
CATEGORY PLAY ...... 71
•
FAVORITE PLAY ........ 71
Using PLAYBACK menu ... 72
•
CALENDAR ................ 72
•
TITLE EDIT................. 72
• Text input method ............. 72
•
TEXT STAMP ............. 73
•
RESIZE ...................... 74
•
TRIMMING ................. 75
•
ASPECT CONV. ......... 76
•
ROTATE ..................... 76
•
ROTATE DISP. ........... 76
•
FAVORITE .................. 77
•
DPOF PRINT .............. 78
•
PROTECT .................. 79
•
AUDIO DUB. .............. 79
•
COPY ......................... 80
Connecting with other devices
1
2
Using with your PC............ 81
3
Viewing on TV screen ....... 86
• View on TV with
component terminal ........... 87
Printing ............................... 83
• Printing multiple pictures ... 84
• Print with date and text ...... 84
• Making print settings on camera ... 85
Others
1
2
3
4
5
6
List of LCD monitor displays ... 88
Message displays .............. 90
Q&A Troubleshooting ...... 92
Usage cautions and notes... 98
Recording picture/time
capacity ............................ 100
Specifications .................. 102
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Before use
Read first
Do a test shot first!
Check first to see if you can take pictures
and record sounds (motion pictures/
pictures with audio) successfully.
We will not compensate for failed/
lost recording or for direct/indirect
damage.
Panasonic will not provide compensation
even if damage is caused by faults with
camera or card.
Certain pictures cannot be played
back
• Pictures edited on a computer
• Pictures taken or edited on a different
camera
(Pictures taken or edited on this camera
may also not be able to be played back
on other cameras)
Software on the CD-ROM supplied
The following actions are prohibited:
• Making duplicates (copying) for sale or
rent
• Copying onto networks
Standard
Accessories
To prevent damage and faults
Avoid shocks, vibration, and
pressure
• Avoid exposing the camera to strong
vibration or shock; e.g. dropping or
hitting the camera, or sitting down with
the camera in your pocket.
(Attach strap to avoid dropping camera)
• Do not press the lens or the LCD monitor.
Do not get the camera wet or insert
foreign objects
• Do not expose the camera to water, rain,
or seawater.
(If camera gets wet, wipe with a soft,
dry cloth. Wring cloth thoroughly first if
wet with seawater, etc.)
• Avoid exposing lens and socket to dust
or sand, and do not allow liquids to leak
into gaps around buttons.
Avoid condensation caused by
sudden changes in temperature and
humidity
• When moving between places of
different temperature or humidity, place
camera into a plastic bag and allow to
adjust to conditions before use.
• If the lens clouds up, 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 built-in memory or a card.
Battery Pack
Lens
(referred to in this manual as ‘battery’)
• If lens is dirty:
Images may appear slightly white if lens is
dirty (fingerprints, etc.).
Turn the power on, hold the extracted lens
barrel with your fingers, and gently wipe
the lens surface with a soft, dry cloth.
• Do not leave in direct sunlight.
Camera ON/OFF switch
Battery Charger
(referred to in this manual as ‘charger’)
Battery Carrying Case
AC Cable
Strap
USB Connection Cable
AV Cable
Do not touch the lens
barrier, as this may
damage lens. Be
careful when removing
camera from bag, etc.
When using tripod
• Do not apply excessive force or tighten
screws at an angle (may damage
camera, screw hole, or label.)
• Ensure that the tripod is stable.
(Read the tripod’s instruction manual.)
When transporting
Switch off power.
We recommend using a genuine leather
case (DMW-CT3, optional).
CD-ROM
• Operating Instructions
CD-ROM
• Software
The accessories and their shape
will differ depending on the country
or area where the camera was
purchased.
Please dispose of all packaging
appropriately.
Cards are optional. You can record
or play back pictures on the built-in
memory when you are not using a
card. (P.18)
Consult the dealer or your nearest
servicentre if you lose the supplied
accessories. (You can purchase the
accessories separately.)
Unit temperature
The camera may become warm during use. (Especially grip
area, etc.)
This does not cause a problem with the performance or quality
of the camera.
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Grip area
Please also refer to ‘Usage cautions and
notes’ (P.98).
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Names of parts
Release lever (P.17)
Tripod receptacle
Mode dial
Camera ON/OFF
switch (P.19)
E.ZOOM button
Card/Battery door (P.17)
(P.33)
Align to correct mode
(Displayed on screen when
mode changed)
Shutter button (P.28)
Zoom lever (P.32)
Self-timer
indicator (P.42)/
AF assist lamp
Flash (P.29)
(P.63)
Strap eyelet
Speaker (P.23)
We recommend
using the strap to
avoid dropping
the camera.
Microphone
(P.52, 63, 79)
(P.28, 35)
(P.22, 37, 88)
Status indicator
DISPLAY button (P.37)
COMPONENT OUT socket
(P.87)
AV OUT / DIGITAL socket
DC IN socket (P.81, 83)
Always use a genuine Panasonic AC
adaptor (optional).
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Take pictures as memos (P.64).
Recording
Up/down/
left/right selection
Self-timer (P.42)
Up▲
right►
◄left
(P.81, 83, 86)
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CLIPBOARD mode
Cursor button
Playback
(P.17, 28)
(Quick setting P.66)/
delete button (P.36)
Take motion pictures (P.52).
REC/PLAY switch
LCD monitor
Q.MENU
MOTION PICTURE mode
NORMAL PICTURE mode
Lens barrel
Lens (P.13)
SCENE mode
Take pictures with automatic settings
(P.28).
Take pictures with customized
settings (P.30).
Take pictures according to scene
(P.44).
INTELLIGENT AUTO mode
Exposure
compensation (P.43)
Auto bracket (P.43)
White balance fine
adjustment (P.58)
Backlight
compensation (P.29)
Flash (P.38)
down▼
In this manual, direction
buttons to be pressed
will be shown in grey, or
with ▲▼◄►.
Macro mode (P.40)
MENU/SET
(menu display/set/finish)
(P.20)
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Preparations
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2
1
Charging battery
Always charge before first use! (not sold pre-charged)
Insert the battery terminals and
attach the battery to the charger
Card (check orientation)
Inlet type
Charger
(model - specific)
Detach the battery after charging is
complete
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 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.
Frequently charging up battery is not recommended.
(Frequently charging battery reduces maximum usage time and can cause battery to expand.)
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and open the lid
LOCK
Release lever
Status indicator
2
3
Disconnect charger and battery when
charging is complete.
Approximate battery life
Set the camera ON/OFF switch to OFF
OPEN
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 dry a cloth.
• Number of pictures : 300 [330 ] (at 30-sec intervals)
(equivalent to approx. 150 [165 2] mins)
1 Values based on CIPA standards. (P.99)
Number reduced if intervals longer – 75 [82 2] pictures if 2-minute intervals
• Playback time: Approx. 360 [380 ] mins
Above figures may be reduced if intervals between recordings are longer; if flash, zoom,
or LCD MODE are used frequently; or in colder climates (depends on actual usage).
2 DMC-TZ4/DMC-TZ11
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Charging light (CHARGE)
On: Charging in progress,
approx. 120 min. (Max.)
Off: Charging complete
• The AC cable
does not fit
entirely into
the AC input
terminal. A
gap will remain as shown
right.
SD memory card/
SDHC memory card (optional)
Do not touch terminal
Connect the charger to the
electrical outlet
Plug-in type
2 Inserting battery and card
Battery (check orientation)
Ensure ‘LUMIX’ faces outwards.
Battery
(model- specific)
3
Preparations
Completely insert battery
and card
(both click into place)
Close lid
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.
Do not remove card or battery while power is ‘ON’ or while status indicator is on
(Camera may cease operating correctly, or card/recorded contents may be damaged).
The reading/writing speed of a MultiMediaCard is slower than an SD memory card.
When a MultiMediaCard is used, the performance of certain features may be slightly
slower than advertised.
Keep the Memory Card out of reach of children to prevent swallowing.
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Preparations
2 Inserting battery and card
Preparations
(Continued)
Picture save destination (cards and built-in memory)
Pictures will be saved to a card if one is inserted, or to the built-in memory
3 Setting the clock
Set REC/PLAY switch to
before turning on power.
if not.
Compatible memory cards (optional)
SDHC memory card
The following SD standard-based cards (Panasonic brand
recommended)
Switch
• SD memory cards (8 MB - 2 GB)
(LOCK)
• SDHC memory cards (4 GB - 16 GB)
Can only be used with devices compatible with SDHC
memory cards.
• Cards of over 4 GB may only be used if they have the SDHC
SDHC logo
logo.
Always format cards with this camera. (P.27)
If the switch on the card is set to ‘LOCK’, operations such as formatting, recording, and
deleting cannot be performed.
MultiMediaCards may also be used (for still pictures only)
Built-in memory (approx. 50 MB)
Internal memory is slower than SD memory card.
Clipboard pictures (P.64) are saved to built-in memory.
Pictures may be copied between cards and the built-in memory (P.80).
Remaining battery and memory capacity
Remaining battery (only when using battery)
(flashes red)
REC/PLAY switch
1
Turn on the power
2
While this message is displayed
3
Adjust year, month, date, time
‘PLEASE SET THE CLOCK’ will be displayed
when power is turned on for the first time.
Press ‘MENU/SET’
Select
To change time setting
Select ‘CLOCK SET’ from
SETUP menu (P.22),
perform 3 and 4.
Adjust
• To cancel → Press .
• [D/M/Y]
12:34 1.JAN.2008
• [M/D/Y]
12:34 JAN. 1. 2008
• [Y/M/D]
2008. 1. 1 12:34
To set local time at
overseas destination
‘WORLD TIME’ (P.54)
(Status indicator flashes when LCD monitor is off)
Recharge or replace battery (P.16).
Pictures remaining
(P.100)
Displayed when no card inserted (pictures will be saved to built-in memory)
When in operation
(Card) or
(Built-in memory) are illuminated red.
This means that an operation is in progress, such as the recording, reading, or deleting 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).
It is recommended that you copy important pictures to your computer (as
electromagnetic waves, static electricity, or faults may cause data to be damaged).
For model numbers and types,
see http://panasonic.co.jp/pavc/global/cs (This Site is English only.)
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Select to change date format
4
Set
Press ‘MENU/SET’
• Turn on power again and check time display.
(Time and date can be displayed by pressing
‘DISPLAY’ several times.)
Failure to set the date and time will cause the date/time to be improperly printed when
printing pictures in digital photo centre or when using ‘TEXT STAMP’ (P.73).
Time is displayed in 24-hour format. Year can be set between 2000 and 2099.
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.
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Preparations
4
To get more out of your camera, you can use a variety of functions and select settings
from 4 different menus.
Using menus
(Example) Change ‘LCD MODE’ in SETUP menu when in NORMAL PICTURE mode.
1
Camera ON/OFF
switch
Menu type
Bring up the menu
REC menu (REC/PLAY switch
)
Changing photography preferences (P.55-63)
• Make settings such as white balance, sensitivity, aspect
ratio, and picture size.
Shutter button
(Screen example: DMC-TZ5)
Selecting menu type
Highlight
Select and return
to menu items
REC/PLAY switch
(Screen example: DMC-TZ5)
PLAYBACK MODE menu (REC/PLAY switch
)
Viewing recorded pictures (P.69-71)
• Choose a playback type to see your pictures on dual screens ,
slideshows, or just your favourite pictures.
DMC-TZ5/DMC-TZ15 only
(Screen example: DMC-TZ5)
To restore default settings
‘RESET’ (P.25)
2
Select the item
PLAYBACK menu (REC/PLAY switch
Settings
)
Using your pictures (P.72-80)
• Make settings for using the pictures you have taken,
including rotating, protecting, trimming, and handy settings
for printing your pictures (DPOF).
Item
3
Select the setting
4
Finish
Page
(Zoom lever can
be used to switch
to next screen.)
Settings display may vary according to items.
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SETUP menu (REC/PLAY switch
)
Making the camera more convenient to use (P.22-27)
• Make settings for ease of use such as adjusting the clock
and changing the beep sounds.
• When the REC/PLAY switch is set
to
, menu can be closed with a
half-press of the shutter button.
Menu items displayed vary according to mode dial setting.
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Preparations
5
Using SETUP menu
‘CLOCK SET’, ‘AUTO REVIEW’ and ‘ECONOMY’ are important for clock setting and
battery life. Be sure to check these before use. (Setting method : P.20)
Make general camera settings such as adjusting the clock, extending the battery life,
and changing the beep sounds.
Item
BEEP
Item
CLOCK SET
Settings, notes
Change or mute the
beep/shutter sounds.
Set time, date, and display format.
Make LCD monitor easier
to see.
±0:
/
Adjust volume of sound
from speakers (7 levels).
Standard
−1 - −3: Darker
GUIDE LINE
OFF
: Normal (cancel setting)
AUTO POWER LCD: The Power LCD is automatically
activated in bright places such
as outdoors etc.
HIGH ANGLE : Makes screen easier to see when
taking pictures from high positions.
(becomes harder to see from the front)
• ‘HIGH ANGLE’ will be cancelled when power is turned off
(including POWER SAVE).
• Block out sunlight (with hand, etc.) if reflection makes
screen difficult to see.
• ‘AUTO POWER LCD’ or ‘HIGH ANGLE’ cannot be used
in the following cases.
During playback mode or menu screen display, or when
connected to computer/printer.
• ‘POWER LCD’ will be deactivated if no operations are
performed for 30 seconds while recording. (Brightness
can be restored by pressing any button)
• Brightness/colour of screen in ‘LCD MODE’ has no effect
on pictures recorded.
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/
: Mute/Low/High
SHUTTER TONE
VOLUME
+1 - +3: Brighter
POWER LCD : Makes screen brighter than normal
(for outdoor use).
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: Mute/Low/High
/
/
DESTINATION: Set the local time at overseas
destination (P.54).
HOME: Set date and time at home area.
Set the local time at an
overseas destination.
(P.54)
LCD MODE
/
SHUTTER VOL.
WORLD TIME
Adjust the brightness of
the LCD monitor
(7 levels).
/
BEEP TONE
/
Set the date and time.
(P.19)
MONITOR
Settings, notes
BEEP LEVEL
Select recording
information display and
types of guidelines.
(P.37)
/
: 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)
REC. INFO.
OFF/ON (Display recording information with guide lines.)
PATTERN
/
: Change the patterns of guide lines.
• Only
may be used in INTELLIGENT AUTO mode and
CLIPBOARD mode.
HISTOGRAM
OFF/ON
Check subject brightness
on graph. (P.37)
TRAVEL DATE
Record the number of
days elapsed in your
travels. (P.53)
TRAVEL SETUP
OFF/SET (Register departure and return dates)
LOCATION
OFF/SET (Input name of destination.) (P. 72)
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Using SETUP menu (Continued)
Item
ECONOMY
Turn off LCD monitor
and power while not
in use to save battery
consumption.
Settings, notes
POWER SAVE
OFF/2MIN./5 MIN./10MIN. :
Automatically shut off power while not in use.
• To restore → Press the shutter button halfway, or turn on
the power again.
• Cannot be used in the following cases:
When using AC adaptor (optional), when connected
to computer/printer, during motion picture recording/
playback, during slideshows
• Settings fixed to ‘2 MIN.’ in ‘AUTO LCD OFF’ (below),
‘5 MIN.’ in INTELLIGENT AUTO mode or CLIPBOARD
mode, or ’10 MIN.’ while slideshow is paused.
Item
ZOOM RESUME
Remember the zoom
ratio when turning power
off.
NO.RESET
Reset image file
numbers.
AUTO LCD OFF
OFF/15SEC./30SEC. :
LCD monitor is shut off if no operations are performed for
a set period while recording. (Status indicator is illuminated
while monitor is off.)
• Cannot be used in the following cases:
When using INTELLIGENT AUTO mode, CLIPBOARD
mode ,or AC adaptor (optional), when menu screen is
displayed, when using self-timer setting or during motion
picture recording.
• Monitor also shuts off during flash battery charging.
• To restore → Press any button.
AUTO REVIEW
Automatically display
pictures immediately
after taking them.
OFF / ON
• Cannot be set when using ‘SELF PORTRAIT’ scene
mode.
YES / NO
• The folder number is updated and the file number starts
from 0001.
• A folder number between 100 and 999 can be assigned.
Numbers cannot be reset once folder number reaches
999. In this case, save all necessary pictures to your
computer, and format the built-in memory/card (P.27).
• To reset folder number to 100:
First, format the built-in memory or card, and reset the
file numbers using NO. RESET. Then, select ‘YES’ on the
folder number reset screen.
• File numbers and folder numbers. (P.82, 97)
RESET REC. SETTINGS?
YES/NO
RESET SETUP PARAMETERS?
YES/NO
• Resetting SETUP parameters causes the following to be
reset:
Birthdays and names in ‘BABY’ and ‘PET’ scene modes,
‘TRAVEL DATE’, ‘WORLD TIME’, ‘ZOOM RESUME’,
‘FAVORITE’ in PLAYBACK menu (set to ‘OFF’), ‘ROTATE
DISP.’ (set to ‘ON’).
• Folder numbers and clock settings will not be reset.
• Camera movement may be audible as the lens function is
reset. This is not a fault.
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.
• In ‘SELF PORTRAIT’, ‘HI-SPEED BURST’, and ‘MULTI
ASPECT ’ scene modes, ‘AUTO BRACKET’, ‘BURST’
mode, or pictures with audio, auto review performed
regardless of setting. ( DMC-TZ5/DMC-TZ15 only)
• Motion pictures cannot be automatically reviewed.
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Reset to the default
settings.
OFF
ZOOM: Displays for 1 second, then at 4x zoom for 1
second
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RESET
Settings, notes
USB MODE
Select communication
method for when
connecting camera to a
computer or printer with
USB connection cable.
SELECT ON CONNECTION :
Select ‘PC’ or ‘PictBridge(PTP)’ each time you connect to a
computer or PictBridge-compatible printer.
PictBridge (PTP) : Select when connecting to a
PictBridge-compatible printer
PC: Select when connecting to a computer
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Using SETUP menu (Continued)
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).
m/ft
Change display unit
for distance in focus
alignment (P.41).
SCENE MENU
Display scene menu
when mode dial is set to
SCN1 or SCN2. (P.44)
Settings, notes
NTSC/PAL
• Operates when AV cable is connected.
Item
FORMAT
Use when ‘BUILT-IN
MEMORY ERROR’
or ‘MEMORY CARD
ERROR’ appears.
/
• When set to
, pictures will be displayed vertically long
on LCD monitor. (Operates when AV cable is connected.)
m: Display in meters
ft: Display in feet
LANGUAGE
OFF/AUTO (displays scene menu)
• To display scene menu when set to ‘OFF’: Press ‘MENU/
SET’.
Settings, notes
YES/NO
• This requires a sufficiently charged battery (P.16) or AC
adaptor (optional).
(Only inserted card will be formatted if present; internal
memory will be formatted if no card is inserted.)
• Always format cards with this camera.
• All picture data including protected pictures will be
deleted. (P.79)
• Do not turn off power or perform other operations during
formatting.
• Consult retailer if format cannot be successfully
completed.
• Formatting the built-in memory may take several minutes.
Set the language displayed on the screen.
Change display
language.
DEMO MODE
View demonstration of
functions.
JITTER, SUBJ. MOVE DEMO.: (Only during recording)
Extent of jitter and of subject movement are shown on
graph. (Estimate)
Large ← Small → Large
Jitter
DIAL DISPLAY
Display mode dial
operation on screen.
OFF/ON (display)
Movement detection
• To stop→ Press display button (P.14).
• Recording and zoom cannot be performed during demo.
• Use the movement detection demo with objects with
contrasting colouring.
AUTO DEMO. :View introductory slideshow
• To close → Press ‘MENU/SET’
• Demo cannot be outputted to TV.
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Taking picture with
automatic settings
Backlight compensation
Please set the clock before taking pictures (P.19).
1
Turn on the power
2
Set to
3
Set to
4
Take a picture
Shutter button
Status indicator
Recognises ‘i SCENERY’
Takes sharp pictures of near and far
landscapes.
Recognises ‘i MACRO’
Reads distance to take sharp pictures
of close subjects
Recognises ‘i NIGHT PORTRAIT’
Takes bright, natural pictures of people
and night scenery. (Only with
)
Recognises ‘i NIGHT SCENERY’
Uses slow shutter speed to achieve
)
natural colouring.(Only with
Recognises movement
Reads subject movement to avoid
blurring when scene does not
correspond to any of the above.
Displayed when compensation is on.
To use flash
Select either
(Auto) or
(forced flash off).
When using
,
(AUTO),
(Auto/red-eye reduction)
and
(Slow sync./red-eye reduction) will be switched
between automatically (see P.38 for details).
A second flash will be emitted in
and
for red-eye
reduction.
(INTELLIGENT AUTO mode)
Press halfway
(Adjust the
focus)
Recognised scene icon displayed in
blue for 2 sec.
Press fully
• Camera reads scene when
pointed at subject, and
makes optimum settings
automatically.
Focus range → (P.41).
In addition to automatic scene distinction, ‘INTELLIGENT ISO
’, ‘I.EXPOSURE’, ‘STABILIZER’,
and ‘CONTINUOUS AF’ will operate automatically.
The following menu items may be set in INTELLIGENT AUTO mode.
•
REC menu: ‘PICTURE SIZE ’, ‘ASPECT RATIO’, ‘BURST’, ‘COLOR MODE ’, ‘STABILIZER ’
• SETUP menu: ‘CLOCK SET’, ‘WORLD TIME’, ‘TRAVEL DATE’, ‘BEEP ’, ‘LANGUAGE’
Items that may be set differ from other recording modes.
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(brighten subject against backlight)
• To cancel compensation → Press ▲ again.
Status indicator illuminated for
approx. 1 second.
Automatic scene distinction
Recognises ‘i PORTRAIT’
Follows face to take clear, bright
pictures.
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.
According to the following conditions, different scene types may be determined for the same subject.
• Face contrast, conditions of subject (size, distance, colouring, movement), zoom ratio, sunset,
sunrise, low brightness, jitter
If desired scene type is not selected,
we recommend manually selecting the
appropriate recording mode.
(scene mode: P.44)
We recommend using a tripod and the selftimer with ‘i NIGHT SCENERY’ and ‘i NIGHT
PORTRAIT’.
e.g. Face too large – ‘i PORTRAIT’ becomes
When jitter is small (e.g. using tripod) with ‘i
‘i MACRO’
NIGHT SCENERY’, shutter speed can reach
a maximum of 8 seconds. Do not move the camera.
The settings for the following functions are fixed.
• AUTO REVIEW: 2 SEC. • POWER SAVE: 5 MIN. • GUIDE LINE:
• WHITE BALANCE: AWB
• QUALITY:
(Fine) 1 • AF MODE:
(Face detection) 2 • AF ASSIST LAMP: ON
• METERING MODE:
(Multiple)
1 0.3 M
only (standard) 2
(9 points) when face cannot be recognised
The following functions cannot be used.
‘HISTOGRAM’, ‘EXPOSURE’, ‘AUTO BRACKET’, ‘WB ADJUST.’, ‘DIGITAL ZOOM’, ‘MIN. SHTR
SPEED’, ‘AUDIO REC.’
Microphone
Holding the camera
(top surface)
• Do not block the flash or the lamp. Do not look at them
from close range.
• Do not touch the lens.
• Stand with your arms close to your body and with your
legs apart.
• Do not block the microphone when recording audio.
Flash Lamp
• Holding camera vertically (→ P.31)
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2
Taking pictures with your
own settings
Shutter button
1
Turn on the power
Status indicator illuminated for
approx. 1 second.
Zoom lever
2
Using REC menu (P.55) to change settings and set up your own recording environment.
Set to
Align focus for desired composition
Useful when subject is not in centre of picture.
1
First adjust focus according to subject
Hold down
halfway
AF area
Status indicator
3
Set to
(NORMAL PICTURE mode)
To use zoom
2
(P.32)
To use flash
(P.38)
To adjust image
brightness
(P.43)
To take close-up pictures
(P.40)
4
Take a picture
Focus display
(when focus
aligned: flashing
→ illuminated)
Press halfway
(Adjust the
focus)
(P.58)
Press fully
• Beep sounds when focus is not aligned.
When (jitter alert) is displayed, use the optical image
stabilizer (P.62), a tripod, or the self-timer (P.42).
If aperture value or shutter speed is displayed in red,
correct exposure has not been achieved. Use flash or
change ‘SENSITIVITY’ (P.57) settings.
Jitter alert
display
Aperture
value
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Press fully
AF area
AF area
(Aligns focus with subject; when
complete: red/white → green)
To adjust colouring
Return to desired composition
Subjects/environments which may
make focusing difficult:
• Fast-moving or extremely bright
objects, or objects with no colour
contrast.
• Taking pictures through glass or near
objects emitting light. In dark, or with
significant jitter.
• When too close to object or when
taking pictures of both distant and
close objects together in the same
picture.
We recommend using the ‘face
detection’ function when taking pictures
of people (P.59).
Focus range → (P.41).
Outside of range, focus may not be aligned even if display is lit as normal.
AF area is displayed larger in dark conditions or when using digital zoom.
Most displays are temporarily cleared from screen when the shutter button is pressed
halfway.
Holding camera vertically
Pictures taken with camera held vertically can automatically be displayed vertically in
playback.
(Only when ‘ROTATE DISP.’ (P.76) set to ‘ON’)
Pictures may not be able to be displayed vertically if taken with camera facing upwards
or downwards. Motion pictures cannot be displayed vertically during playback.
Shutter speed
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You can zoom in up to 10 times with ‘optical zoom’, and up to 16.9 (DMC-TZ4/DMCTZ11: 15.9) times with ‘Extra optical zoom’ with lower picture quality. You can also use
‘digital zoom’ to zoom in even further.
Taking pictures with zoom
Do not block the lens barrel movement
while zooming.
1
Zoom In/Out
Restore
To enlarge quickly to max. ratio ‘EASY ZOOM’
E.ZOOM
Enlarge
E.ZOOM
Turn to W side
e.g. Picture size is 7M or less
Turn to T side
(5M or less for DMC-TZ4/DMC-TZ11)
Focus
range (P.41)
Zoom bar
(zoom ratio changes with each press)
1x
Extra optical zoom maximum ratio
Zoom ratio
(approx.)
Zoom speed can be adjusted.
Zoom slowly → turn slightly
Zoom quickly → turn completely
Adjust the focus after adjusting the zoom.
e.g. Picture size is 7.5M or more
(6M or more for DMC-TZ4/DMC-TZ11)
16.9 x
1x
10 x
(DMC-TZ4/DMC-TZ11:15.9 x)
Optical zoom and extra optical zoom (EZ)
Automatically switches to ‘optical zoom’ when using maximum picture size (P.55), and
to ‘extra optical zoom’ (for further zooming) otherwise. (EZ is short for ‘extra optical
zoom’.)
p
• Optical
zoom
• Extra optical zoom
Zoom bar
(
Max. enlargement: 10x
displayed)
Max. enlargement: 11.3x - 16.9x
(DMC-TZ4/DMC-TZ11: 12.8x - 15.9x)
Varies according to picture size.
Optical zoom
PICTURE SIZE
9 M (8 M)
PICTURE SIZE
6M
11.6 x
1
7.5 M (6 M) 5.5 M
10 x
12.1 x
1
8.5 M (7 M)
Max. enlargement
PICTURE SIZE
Max. enlargement
1 DMC-TZ5/DMC-TZ15
1
1
10 x
10 x
1
1
5M
13.5 (12.8) x
3M
2M
0.3 M
16.9 (15.9) x
4.5 M
2.5 M
13.9 (12.8) x 16.9 (15.9) x
3.5 M
2M
14.5 (12.8) x 16.9 (15.9) x
only, ( ):DMC-TZ4/DMC-TZ11
What is Extra optical zoom (EZ)?
If, for example, set to ‘3M
’ (equivalent to 3 million pixels), a picture will only be
taken of a 3M-sized central part of a 9 M (equivalent to 9.1 million pixels) 2 area,
meaning that the picture can be enlarged further.
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3M
→ 2.5 M
→ 2M
(
): DMC-TZ4/
DMC-TZ11
Extra optical zoom
7M
11.3 x
Max. enlargement
9 M (8 M)
8.5 M (7 M)
7.5 M (6 M)
You can zoom further to the maximum digital zoom ratio if
‘DIGITAL ZOOM’ (P.34) is set to ‘ON’.
Easy zoom cannot be used while recording motion pictures.
Maximum zoom ratios by picture size
ASPECT
RATIO
Picture quality is temporarily reduced.
The enlargement ratio displayed in the bar on screen is an estimate.
In certain recording modes, TELE MACRO function (P.40) is activated when maximum
zoom ratio is reached.
A greater degree of distortion may be generated by taking wider-angled pictures of
close objects, while using more telescopic zoom may result in more colouring appearing
around the outlines of objects.
The camera may make a rattling noise and vibrate when the zoom lever is operated
– this is not a fault.
Extra optical zoom cannot be used in the following cases:
(MOTION PICTURE mode), ‘HIGH SENS.’, ‘HI-SPEED BURST’, and ‘MULTI
ASPECT’ (DMC-TZ5/DMC-TZ15 only) scene modes
When using extra optical zoom, zoom movement may stop momentarily near maximum
W (1x), but this is not a fault.
‘ZOOM RESUME’ (P.25) allows zoom ratio to be memorised even if power is turned off.
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(Continued)
Enlarging further ‘
DIGITAL ZOOM’
4 Viewing your pictures
Basics
When there is no card inserted, the pictures played back from the built-in memory.
(Clipboard pictures can only be played back in CLIPBOARD mode (P.64).)
Zoom 4 times further than optical/extra optical zoom (maximum 40x – 67.5x ).
(Note that, with digital zoom, enlarging will lessen picture quality.)
DMC-TZ4/DMC-TZ11: 63.8 x
1
Display REC menu
3
Zoom lever
Select ‘ON’
DISPLAY
2
4
Finish
To enlarge (playback zoom)
Turn to
T side
Digital zoom area is displayed within zoom bar on screen.
• Zoom motion stops momentarily when
e.g. With 40x
entering digital zoom range.
40×
• Within digital zoom range, AF area is
displayed larger when the shutter button is
Digital zoom area
pressed halfway.
• We recommend using a tripod and the selftimer (P.42).
Digital zoom cannot be used in the following modes:
(INTELLIGENT AUTO mode),
(CLIPBOARD mode), scene modes (‘SPORTS’,
‘BABY’, ‘PET’, ‘HIGH SENS.’, ‘HI-SPEED BURST’, and ‘MULTI ASPECT ’), when
‘INTELLIGENT ISO’ is not set to ‘OFF’
DMC-TZ5/DMC-TZ15 only
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2
(Screen example: DMC-TZ5)
Select ‘DIGITAL ZOOM’
(Play)
Current zoom position
(displayed for 1 sec.)
• Zoom ratio: 1x/2x/4x/8x/16x
• To reduce zoom→ Turn lever
towards W side
• Move zoom position→ ▲▼◄►
To playback as list
(P.67)
To view with different
playback modes
(slideshow, etc.)
(P.69)
To rotate pictures
Set to
Scroll through pictures
Previous
Next
File number
Picture number/
Total pictures
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.
If file number is not displayed, press display
button.
After the final picture, display returns to the
first picture.
Some pictures edited on computer may not
be able to be viewed on this camera.
If the REC/PLAY switch is moved from
to
while the power is on, the lens barrel will
be retracted after 15 seconds.
This camera is compliant with the unified
DCF (Design rule for Camera File system)
standard formulated by the Japan
Electronics and Information Technology
Industries Association (JEITA), and with Exif
(Exchangeable image file format). Files that
are not DCF-compliant cannot be played
back.
(P.76)
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Basics
Applications
(Record)
Deleting pictures
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.
Mode dial
1
2
3
In recording mode
Recording
information 1
Select ‘YES’
Guide lines
Select type of deletion
• To use
‘DELETE
ALL’ → go to
step 6
5
6
Delete
100–0001
1/9
1ST DAY
1 month 10days
10:00 15.MAR.2008
Select ‘YES’
• To cancel → press ‘MENU/SET’.
• May take time depending on
number of pictures deleted.
• ‘ALL DELETE EXCEPT
(FAVORITE)’ may be selected in
‘DELETE ALL’ when 'FAVORITE' is
set to ‘ON’ (P.77) and pictures have
been registered.
Set ‘HISTOGRAM’ to ‘ON’ to display
histogram (P.23).
Select guide line pattern and
recording information display on/off
with ‘GUIDE LINE’ setting (P.23).
• When
is in use, recording
information and guide lines cannot be
displayed simultaneously.
100–0001
1/9
F3.3 1/30
10:00 15.MAR.2008
AWB
Histogram
Select the pictures to delete
(Repeat)
• To release
→ Press
DISPLAY
again
1,2
2
In playback mode
Recording information
Recording
or histogram 1
No display
information
(after step 2)
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Pictures cannot be deleted in the following cases:
• Protected pictures (P.79)
• Card switch is in ‘LOCK’ position. • Pictures not of DCF standard (P.35)
Motion pictures can also be deleted.
To delete clipboard pictures, set mode dial to
.
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Press to change display
5
• Do not turn off
the power during
deletion.
To delete multiple (up to 50) or all pictures
Picture selected
1
Press to delete displayed picture
Use a sufficiently charged
battery or an AC adaptor
(optional).
4
Change between different LCD monitor displays, such as histograms.
Set to
DISPLAY
3
1
Changing recording information
display
(Example)
Displays distribution of brightness in picture
– e.g. if the graph peaks at the right, this means there
are several bright areas in the picture. (Guide) A peak
Dark←
OK
→ Bright
in the centre represents correct brightness (correct
exposure) (P.43).
• Histogram from time of recording is different to histogram in playback and displayed in
orange, when recording with flash or in dark locations. Also, histogram may differ from
histograms made with image editing software.
• Histograms cannot be displayed in
(INTELLIGENT AUTO mode),
(MOTION
(CLIPBOARD mode), or during playback zoom.
PICTURE mode),
Guide lines
Judge balance
Judge centre of subject
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, ‘DUAL PLAY’ (DMC-TZ5/
DMC-TZ15 only): Display cannot be changed.
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(Record)
2 Taking pictures with flash
1
2
Display ‘FLASH’
Available types in each mode (
: default setting)
SCENE MODE
2
3
Select the desired type
3
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to
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(AUTO/RED-EYE reduction), or
reduction) according to subject and brightness.
only 3 DMC-TZ4/DMC-TZ11:
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2 DMC-TZ5/DMC-TZ15
Stand at least 1 m away when
using flash to take pictures of
infants.
(Screen example: DMC-TZ5)
Displayed for approx. 5 sec.
Can also be selected with ►.
Type, operations
1
2
1
2
1
2
1
1,
2
AUTO
• Automatically judges whether or not to flash
AUTO/RED-EYE reduction
• Automatically judges whether or not to flash
(reduce red-eye)
FORCED FLASH ON
• Always flash
FORCED FLASH ON/RED-EYE reduction
(For ‘PARTY’ and ‘CANDLE LIGHT’ scene modes
only (P.47))
• Always flash (reduce red-eye)
SLOW SYNC./RED-EYE reduction
• Automatically judges whether or not to flash
(reduce red eye; slow shutter speed to take brighter
pictures)
FORCED FLASH OFF
• Never flash
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
When digital red-eye correction function operates, red-eye will be detected and
corrected automatically when the flash is emitted. (DMC-TZ5/DMC-TZ15 only)
2 As two flashes will be emitted, do not move until after the second flash (correction
effect may vary according to person). Interval between flashes varies according to
brightness of subject.
DMC-TZ4/DMC-TZ11 only
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and scene modes
,
,
,
,
Focus range according to ISO sensitivity and zoom
Focus range
Uses
Shutter speeds are as follows:
•
,
,
,
,
,
: 1/30 3 - 1/2000th
•
,
,
: 1/8 3 - 1/2000th ( 3 Varies according to ‘MIN. SHTR SPEED’ setting.
Max. 1/4 sec. when ‘INTELLIGENT ISO’ in use; max. 1 sec. when ‘STABILIZER’ set
to ‘OFF’ or when blur is insignificant. Also varies according to ‘INTELLIGENT AUTO’
mode, ‘SCENE MODE’, zoom position.)
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• Cannot be used with MOTION PICTURE mode
, , or .
○
ー
○
ー
ー
○
AUTO
ISO100
SENSITIVITY ISO200
(P.57)
ISO400
ISO800
ISO1600
INTELLIGENT ISOMAX400
ISO
ISOMAX800
(P.56)
ISOMAX1600
‘HIGH SENS.’
ISO1600in SCENE
ISO6400
MODE (P.49)
Max. W
Approx. 0.6-5.3 m
Approx. 0.6-1.6 m
Approx. 0.6-2.3 m
Approx. 0.6-3.3 m
Approx. 0.8-4.7 m
Approx. 1.15-6.7 m
Approx. 0.6-3.3 m
Approx. 0.8-4.7 m
Approx. 1.15-6.7 m
Max. T
Approx. 1.0-3.6 m
Approx. 1.0-1.1 m
Approx. 1.0-1.6 m
Approx. 1.0-2.2 m
Approx. 1.0-3.2 m
Approx. 1.0-4.5 m
Approx. 1.0-2.2 m
Approx. 1.0-3.2 m
Approx. 1.0-4.5 m
Approx. 1.15-13.5 m
Approx. 1.0-9.1 m
Do not touch or look at the flash (P.14) from close distances (i.e. a few cm).
Do not use the flash at close distances to other subjects (heat/light may damage
subject).
Flash settings may be changed when changing recording mode.
Scene mode flash settings are restored to default when scene mode is changed.
Edges of picture may become slightly dark if using flash at short distances without using
zoom (close to max. W). This may be remedied by using a little zoom.
If flash is to be emitted, flash type marks (e.g.
) will turn red when shutter button is
pressed halfway.
No pictures may be taken if these marks (e.g.
) are flashing (flash is charging).
Insufficient flash reach may be due to inadequately set exposure or white balance.
Flash effect may not be fully achieved with high shutter speeds.
Flash charging may take time if battery is low, or if using flash repeatedly.
When using ‘AUTO LCD OFF’ (P.24), LCD monitor is shut off while flash is charging.
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Taking close-up pictures
To enlarge the subject, you can take pictures from even closer up than the normal focus
range allows (up to 5 cm for max. W) by using ‘MACRO (
)’.
Mode dial
1
2
3
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Positioning camera and subject within
accessible range for focus alignment
Accessible distance from subject depends on zoom ratio.
Ranges for each mode dial setting are listed below.
Focus range
Outside focus range
Set to
Set to
(NORMAL PICTURE mode) or
(MOTION PICTURE mode)
Set to ‘MACRO’
Mode dial set to:
1 When
1
1
using MACRO
Zoom ratio
Focus range
5 cm to ∞
1 x (max.W)
5 cm
∞
Ranges between 5 cm - 2 m according to zoom ratio
2 m to ∞
4-7 x
∞
2m
Focus may take time to align for
subjects over 50 cm away.
display
• To cancel Macro mode → Press ▼ again.
Taking close-up pictures without standing close to subject
‘TELE MACRO function’
Useful for taking close-up pictures of, for example, birds that may fly away if approached,
or to blur background and emphasize subject.
‘TELE MACRO’ operates automatically when optical or extra optical zoom ratios are set
to maximum; focus can be aligned for distances as close as 1 m.
Turn to
max. T
is displayed when using ‘macro’ in
Digital zoom may also be used.
Cannot be used in the following circumstances:
• When not using ‘MACRO’ in
(NORMAL
PICTURE mode) or
(MOTION PICTURE mode)
• Scene modes other than ‘FOOD’,‘CANDLE
LIGHT’,‘BABY’,‘HIGH SENS.’ ,‘UNDERWATER’,
‘PET’, and ‘HI-SPEED BURST’.
(NORMAL PICTURE mode) and
(MOTION PICTURE mode).
We recommend using a tripod, the self-timer (P.42), and flash
‘FORCED FLASH
OFF’ (P.38).
Moving the camera after aligning the focus is likely to result in poorly focused pictures if
subject is close to camera, due to margin for focus alignment being severely reduced.
Resolution may be reduced around the edges of the picture.
When using
(INTELLIGENT AUTO mode), macro recording can be activated by just
pointing the camera at subject. (
display)
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Ranges between 1 m - 2 m according to zoom ratio
10 x (max.T)
(Tele Macro
function
activated 2)
1 m to ∞
2
1m
is displayed when using ‘macro’ in
(NORMAL
PICTURE mode) and
(MOTION PICTURE mode).
When not using MACRO:
3
3
∞
3
When not using MACRO
Zoom ratio
1 x (max.W)
Focus range
50 cm to ∞
50 cm
∞
Ranges between 50 cm - 2 m according to zoom ratio
2 m to ∞
10 x (max.T)
2m
∞
Zoom ratios are approximate.
Ranges for focus alignment differ for scene modes. → P.46
Zoom ratios shown above vary when extra optical zoom is used.
Max. W: Zoom lever turned as far as possible to W side (no zoom)
Max. T: Zoom lever turned as far as possible to T side (maximum zoom ratio)
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Taking pictures with self-timer
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.
1
Display ‘SELFTIMER’
2
Select time duration
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Taking pictures with exposure
compensation
Corrects exposure when adequate exposure cannot be obtained (if difference between
brightness of object and background, etc.). Depending on the brightness, this may not be
possible in some cases.
EXPOSURE
1
Display ‘EXPOSURE’
2
Select a value
Example of exposure compensation
Over-exposed
‘0’ (no compensation)
Minus direction
Optimum exposure
Displayed for approx. 5 sec.
3
Plus direction
Can also be selected with ◄.
Take a picture
Press halfway
(align focus)
• Focus will be automatically
adjusted immediately
before recording if shutter
button is pressed fully here.
Under-exposed
The compensation value is displayed on the
, etc.)
bottom-left of the screen. (
AUTO BRACKET
Takes 3 pictures in succession, changing the exposure. After exposure compensation, the
compensation value is as standard.
e.g. AUTO BRACKET with ±1EV
Press fully
(Picture taken
after selected
time elapsed)
• To cancel while in operation
→ Press ‘MENU/SET’
Self-timer indicator
(Flashes for set duration)
1
Display ‘AUTO BRACKET’
2
Select a value
Press several times
‘0’ (no compensation)
First picture
0EV
(Standard)
Second picture
-1EV
(Darker)
Third picture
+1EV
(Brighter)
After self-timer lamp stops flashing, it may then be lit for AF assist lamp.
This function cannot be used in the ‘UNDERWATER’ and ‘HI-SPEED BURST’ scene
modes or in MOTION PICTURE mode
.
In some modes, only ‘2SEC.’ or only ‘10SEC.’ may be selected.
INTELLIGENT AUTO mode: ‘10SEC.’
CLIPBOARD mode, ‘SELF PORTRAIT’ scene mode: ‘2SEC.’
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Value displayed after exposure compensation set
Cannot be used with flash or when there is remaining capacity for only 2 more pictures.
When ‘AUTO BRACKET’ is set,
is displayed on the left of the screen.
Cancelled when the power is turned off.
Burst setting is cancelled when auto bracket is set.
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Taking pictures according to
the scene ‘SCENE MODE’
Zoom lever
1
2
Set to
3
Select scene
Scene types
Set to ‘SCN1’ or ‘SCN2’
(Press ‘MENU/SET’ if scene menu is not
displayed)
MENU/SET
To avoid displaying scene
menu
Set ‘SCENE MENU’ to ‘OFF’
(P.26)
Zoom lever
can also be
used to switch
to next screen.
SOFT SKIN
SELF PORTRAIT
SCENERY
SPORTS
NIGHT PORTRAIT
NIGHT SCENERY
FOOD
PARTY
CANDLE LIGHT
BABY
PET
SUNSET
HIGH SENS.
HI-SPEED BURST
STARRY SKY
FIREWORKS
BEACH
SNOW
AERIAL PHOTO
To see description of each scene:
Select scene, and press display button.
SCN1 and SCN2
Both represent the same function. Scene settings selected for ‘SCN1’ and ‘SCN2’ will be
stored in the memory. This function is useful for immediate selection of scene settings
you use most often (e.g. ‘NIGHT SCENERY’ for SCN1, ‘NIGHT PORTRAIT’ for SCN2).
Selecting a scene mode inappropriate for the actual scene may affect the colouring of
your picture.
Following REC menu settings will be automatically adjusted and cannot be selected
manually (available settings vary according to scene setting).
‘INTELLIGENT ISO’,’SENSITIVITY’, ‘METERING MODE’, ‘I.EXPOSURE’, ‘COLOR
MODE’, ‘MIN. SHTR SPEED’
‘I.EXPOSURE’ is operated automatically in the following scene modes, according to
picture conditions.
‘PORTRAIT’, ‘SOFT SKIN’, ‘SELF PORTRAIT’, ‘SCENERY’, ‘SPORTS’, ‘NIGHT
PORTRAIT’,‘PARTY’, ‘CANDLE LIGHT’, ‘BABY’, ‘SUNSET’, ‘HIGH SENS.’
‘WHITE BALANCE’ can be set to the following.
‘PORTRAIT’,‘SOFT SKIN’,‘SELF PORTRAIT’,‘SPORTS’,‘BABY’,‘PET’,‘HIGH SENS.’‚
’HI-SPEED BURST’, ‘MULTI ASPECT (DMC-TZ5/DMC-TZ15 only)’
(Setting is restored to ‘AWB’ when scene is changed.)
The types of flash available (P.39) 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 gray in ‘NIGHT PORTRAIT’, ‘NIGHT SCENERY’, ‘STARRY
SKY’, and ‘FIREWORKS’ scene modes.
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SCENE MENU
DISPLAY
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Using SCENE MODE enables you to take pictures with optimum settings (exposure,
colouring, etc.) for given scenes.
UNDERWATER
MULTI ASPECT (DMC-TZ5/DMC-TZ15 only)
Functions, tips for each scene
(P.46 - 51)
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Scene
Taking pictures according to
the scene ‘SCENE MODE’ (Continued)
Uses, Tips
Improves the skin tone of subjects for a
healthier appearance in bright daylight
conditions.
PORTRAIT
SOFT
SKIN
SELF
PORTRAIT
Tips
• Stand as close as possible to subject.
• Zoom: As telescopic as possible (T side)
Smooths skin colours in bright, outdoor
daylight conditions (portraits from chest
upwards).
Tips
• Stand as close as possible to subject.
• Zoom: As telescopic as possible (T side)
Take pictures of yourself.
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 - 70 cm (Max. W)
• Do not use zoom (harder to focus).
(Zoom moved to max. W automatically)
• 2-second self-timer (P.42) recommended.
Notes
• ‘AF MODE’ default setting is
(face detection).
• Clarity of effect may vary
depending on brightness.
• ‘AF MODE’ default setting is
(face detection).
• To take pictures with audio (P.63)
(self-timer indicator illuminated
during recording)
• Main fixed settings
STABILIZER: MODE2
AF ASSIST LAMP: OFF
SELFTIMER: OFF/2SEC.
ZOOM RESUME: OFF
• ‘AF MODE’ default setting is
(face detection).
How to select a scene (P.44)
Using flash in scene modes (P.39)
Scene
Take clear pictures of night scenes.
Tips
• Stand at least 5 m away.
• Do not move for 8 seconds.
(Shutter speed: max. 8 sec. if little jitter, or
NIGHT
using tripod, or optical image stabilizer is
SCENERY
‘OFF’)
• Tripod, self-timer recommended
Tips
SCENERY • Stand at least 5 m away.
Take pictures of scenes with fast movement,
e.g. sports.
FOOD
SPORTS
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Tips
• Stand at least 5 m away.
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FLASH:
FORCED FLASH OFF
AF ASSIST LAMP: OFF
• Main fixed setting
INTELLIGENT ISO: ISOMAX800
• Digital zoom: Cannot be set
Notes
• 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
CONTINUOUS AF: OFF
AF ASSIST LAMP: OFF
SENSITIVITY: ISO100-800
Take natural-looking pictures of food.
PARTY
Take clear pictures of wide, distant subjects.
Uses, Tips
Take pictures of people and nightscapes with • Interference may be noticeable
close to actual brightness.
with dark scenes.
• Shutter may remain closed for
Tips
1 second after taking picture.
• Subject should not move for at least 1 second. • Main fixed setting
(Shutter speed: max. 1 sec.)
CONTINUOUS AF: OFF
NIGHT
• Use flash.
• ‘AF MODE’ default setting is
PORTRAIT • Tripod, self-timer recommended.
(face detection).
• Stand 1.2 - 5 m (Max. W (wide-angle), 1.5 m
recommended) away.
CANDLE
LIGHT
Tips
−
• Focus: Max. W: 5 cm and above
Max. T : 1 m and above
(2 m and above unless max.T)
Brighten subjects and background in
• ‘AF MODE’ default setting is
pictures of indoor events, such as weddings.
(face detection).
Tips
• Stand approx. 1.5 m away.
• Zoom: Wide (W side)
• Use flash.
• Tripod, self-timer recommended.
Bring out the atmosphere of a candlelit room. • ‘AF MODE’ default setting is
(face detection).
Tips
• Focus: Max. W: 5 cm and above
Max. T : 1 m and above
(2 m and above unless max.T)
• Do not use flash.
• Tripod, self-timer recommended.
(Shutter speed: max. 1 sec.)
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7
Taking pictures according to
the scene ‘SCENE MODE’ (Continued)
Uses, Tips
Uses weak flash to bring out skin colours.
Tips
• To record age and name
(‘BABY1’ and ‘BABY2’ can be set separately.)
Select ’AGE’ or ’NAME’ with ▲▼, press ►,
and select ‘SET’.
Press ‘MENU/SET’.
Set the birthday and name.
Birthday: Set birthday with ▲▼◄►.
Name: (See ‘Text input method’: P.72)
Press ‘MENU/SET’.
BABY
• Make sure ’AGE’ and ’NAME’ are ’ON’ before
taking a picture.
• To reset: Select ‘RESET’ from SETUP menu.
• Focus: Max. W: 5 cm and above
Max. T : 1 m and above
(2 m and above unless max.T)
Record pet’s age when taking pictures.
Tips
• Same as for ‘BABY’
PET
Take clear pictures of scenes such as
sunsets.
SUNSET
Notes
• Age and name will be displayed
for approx. 5 seconds after setting
this mode.
• Age display format depends on
LANGUAGE setting.
• ‘AGE’ and ‘NAME’ print setting
can be made on your computer
using the supplied CD-ROM
(PHOTOfunSTUDIO -viewer-).
Text may also be stamped onto
the picture using ‘TEXT STAMP’
(P.73).
• Date of birth will be displayed as
‘0 month 0 day’.
• Main fixed setting
INTELLIGENT ISO: ISOMAX400
• ‘AF MODE’ default setting is
(face detection).
• Digital zoom: Cannot be set
• Name cannot be recorded when
‘LOCATION’ is set in ‘TRAVEL
DATE’.
• Main fixed setting
INTELLIGENT ISO: ISOMAX800
• Default settings are as follows.
AF MODE:
(one-area-focusing)
AF ASSIST LAMP: OFF
• Refer to ‘BABY’ (above) for other
notes and fixed functions.
• Main fixed settings
FLASH:
FORCED FLASH OFF
AF ASSIST LAMP: OFF
How to select a scene (P.44)
Using flash in scene modes (P.39)
Scene
Uses, Tips
Prevents blurring of subject in dark, indoor
conditions.
Tips
Select the aspect ratio and the picture size with
▲▼ and press ‘MENU/SET’.
Notes
• Pictures may appear slightly
grainy due to high sensitivity.
• Main fixed settings
QUALITY:
(Standard)
SENSITIVITY: ISO1600 - 6400
• Extra optical zoom and digital
zoom cannot be used.
HIGH
SENS.
• Focus: Max. W: 5 cm and above
Max. T : 1 m and above
(2 m and above unless max.T)
Take pictures of rapid movement or a
decisive moment.
Tips
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.
DMC-TZ5/DMC-TZ15:
Approx. 6 pictures/sec.
DMC-TZ4/DMC-TZ11:
Approx. 7 pictures/sec.
Built-in
Approx. 20
Number of memory
recordable
Approx. 20 to 100
pictures
Card
(The maximum is
100).
Maximum
Burst
speed
• The number of burst recording
pictures increases immediately
after formatting.
• The recorded pictures become
slightly grainy.
• Main fixed settings
FLASH:
FORCED FLASH OFF
QUALITY:
(Standard)
SENSITIVITY: ISO500 – 800
• The focus, zoom, exposure, white
balance, shutter speed and ISO
sensitivity are fixed to the settings
for the first picture.
• The following functions cannot be
used.
Extra optical zoom/ Digital zoom/
AUTO BRACKET/
SELF TIMER/ ASPECT RATIO/
PICTURE SIZE / AUDIO REC./
BURST
The burst speed and number of recordable
pictures change according to the recording
conditions or types of cards.
• Focus: Max. W: 5 cm and above
Max. T : 1 m and above
(2 m and above unless max.T)
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Scene
7
Taking pictures according to
the scene ‘SCENE MODE’ (Continued)
Uses, Tips
Take clear pictures of starry skies or dark
subjects.
• Shutter speed settings
Select with ▲▼, and press ‘MENU/SET’.
• The number of
seconds can be
changed with quick
setting. (P.66)
Notes
• Main fixed settings
FLASH:
FORCED FLASH OFF
AUDIO REC.: OFF
CONTINUOUS AF: OFF
STABILIZER: OFF
SENSITIVITY: ISO100
• ‘EXPOSURE’, ‘AUTO BRACKET’,
and ‘BURST’ cannot be used.
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)
Take clear pictures of fireworks in the night
sky.
FIREWORKS
Tips
• Stand at least 10 m away.
• Tripod recommended.
Bring out the clear blues of the sky and the
sea without darkening subject.
BEACH
Bring out the natural colour of snow in ski
slope and mountain scenes.
• Shutter speed can be set to 1/4
second or 2 seconds (if little jitter
or if optical image stabilizer is
‘OFF’). (when not using exposure
compensation)
• Main fixed settings
FLASH:
FORCED FLASH OFF
SENSITIVITY: ISO100
CONTINUOUS AF: OFF
AF ASSIST LAMP: OFF
• ‘AF MODE’ default setting is
(face detection).
• Beware of sand and sea water.
How to select a scene (P.44)
Using flash in scene modes (P.39)
Scene
Uses, Tips
Notes
Take pictures of the view from aircraft
windows.
• Main fixed settings
FLASH:
FORCED FLASH OFF
AF ASSIST LAMP: OFF
Tips
• Turn the camera off when
• Angle the camera towards areas of contrasting
taking off or landing.
AERIAL
colours when aligning the focus.
• When using the camera, follow
PHOTO
• Check that the interior of the aircraft is not
all instructions from the cabin
reflected in the window.
crew.
Achieve natural colours under water.
• Always use marine case (DMWMCTZ5, optional).
Tips
• Self-timer: Cannot be used
• For fast moving subjects, align with the AF
area and press ◄ (AF lock).
AF LOCK
Press ◄ again to release.
(focus fixed)
•
Adjust
red
and
blue
levels
with
‘white
balance
UNDERWATER
fine adjustment’ (P.58).
AF area
• Focus: Max. W: 5 cm and above
Max. T : 1 m and above
(2 m and above unless max.T)
Take pictures in each of the three aspect
• Main fixed settings
ratios (4:3, 3:2, 16:9) in one go.
(Standard)
QUALITY:
PICTURE SIZE: Max. size of
each aspect ratio
Tips
• Cannot be used when memory
• Ensure that subject is in centre of picture.
is only available for 2 pictures or
3:2 (Red)
fewer (number flashes).
16:9 (Green)
• Focus, exposure, white balance,
MULTI
4:3 (Blue)
and ISO sensitivity settings will be
ASPECT
the same for all three pictures.
• The following functions cannot be
(DMC-TZ5/
used.
DMC-TZ15
Extra optical zoom/ Digital zoom/
Only)
AUTO BRACKET/ GUIDE LINE/
HISTOGRAM/ BURST/ AUDIO
REC.
• Edges may be cut off when
printing – be sure to check in
advance.
• Battery life is reduced in lower air
temperatures.
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Taking motion pictures
Applications
(Record)
‘MOTION PICTURE’
Record motion pictures and sound (motion pictures cannot be recorded without sound).
You can take a motion picture while zooming.
1
2
3
Set REC/PLAY switch to
Set mode dial to
(MOTION PICTURE mode)
Start recording
4:3
Press halfway
(align focus)
16:9
Press fully
(start recording)
4
Finish
PICTURE
MODE
Picture
size
Dimension
30fps VGA
640 x
480
Larger than
QVGA
320x
240
Small
(For e-mail
attachments
or longer
recording)
10fps VGA
Available recording time
(approx.)
Elapsed time (approx.)
30fps QVGA
1
10fps QVGA
1
30fps 16:9H
2
15fps 16:9H
2
30fps 16:9(L)
3
10fps 16:9(L)
3
1280 x Large (Wide)
720 ‘30fps 16:9H,
1280 x 720’
is for high848 x
definition
480
recording
Only QVGA-format motion pictures can
be recorded to the built-in memory.
2 DMC-TZ5/DMC-TZ15 only
You can view motion pictures in high
definition by connecting with component
cable (optional). (P.87)
• fps: frames per second
‘30fps’: for smooth picture movement
‘10fps’: for longer motion pictures
• Estimated recording time (P.100)
Ends automatically
if memory is full.
To viewing motion pictures
(P.68)
Do not block microphone (P.14) with fingers.
Release shutter button immediately after pressing. No audio will be recorded for a few seconds if
the button is held down.
Easy zoom cannot be used while recording motion pictures.
Sounds of camera operations, such as zoom movement and beeps, may be recorded.
Zoom speed is slower than normal.
To fix focus setting, set ‘CONTINUOUS AF’ to ‘OFF’.
The following functions cannot be used.
STABILIZER ‘MODE2’, AF MODE (Face detection), COLOR MODE (NATURAL/VIVID), Extra
optical zoom, ‘ROTATE DISP.’ for pictures taken vertically
Long videos may not be able to be sent via e-mail.
Recording may be terminated midway, depending on card type.
We recommend using a card of at least 10 MB/s (as marked on its packaging, etc.).
Not compatible with MultiMediaCards.
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Select ‘TRAVEL SETUP’
5
Select ‘LOCATION’
2
Select ‘SET’
6
Select ‘SET’
3
Set departure date
7
Enter destination
1
Press fully
• Motion pictures can be recorded
continuously up to 15 minutes.
(DMC-TZ5 (EG/PR/E), DMC-TZ4 (EG/E))
• Motion pictures can be recorded
continuously up to 2 GB.
( 3 Motion pictures can be recorded
continuously up to 15 minutes.)
(DMC-TZ5 (PL/SG), DMC-TZ15 (GC),
DMC-TZ4 (PL), DMC-TZ11 (GC))
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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 (P.19).
• Press ‘MENU/SET’ → ‘ SETUP MENU’ → Select ‘TRAVEL DATE’ (P.20)
Aspect and picture quality
Set ‘ASPECT RATIO’ (P.56) before
‘PICTURE MODE’.
ASPECT
RATIO
9 Useful features for travel
• Text input method (P.72)
• Press ‘MENU/SET’ twice after inputting
text to complete.
To release
4
Set return date with ▲▼◄►
Exit without entering if you do not wish
to set a return date.
Setting is released automatically one
return date has passed. To release before
this date, select ‘OFF’ in step 2, and
press ‘MENU/SET’ twice.
The number of days elapsed is displayed for approx. 5 sec. when switching from
playback to recording mode. (
displayed at bottom-right of screen)
When destination is set in ‘WORLD TIME’ (next page), days elapsed are calculated
based on local destination time.
If settings are made before holiday, number of days to departure are displayed in
orange with a minus sign (but not recorded).
When ‘TRAVEL DATE’ is displayed in white with a minus sign, the ‘HOME’ date is one
day in advance of the ‘DESTINATION’ date (this is recorded).
Text in ‘LOCATION’ can be edited after recording with ‘TITLE EDIT’ (P.72).
To print travel date or destination → Use ‘TEXT STAMP’ (P.73), or print using supplied
CD-ROM (PHOTOfunSTUDIO-viewer-).
Names in ‘BABY’ and ‘PET’ scene modes cannot be recorded when ‘LOCATION’ is set.
‘LOCATION’ cannot be recorded in motion picture recording.
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Useful features for travel
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WORLD TIME
(Registering local time at your overseas destination)
Applications
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10
Using REC menu
REC/PLAY switch:
Default setting:
‘Quick setting’ (P.66) is useful to easily call up frequently-used menus.
Set-up: • Clock must be set in advance (P.19).
• Press ‘MENU/SET’ → ‘ SETUP MENU’ → Select ‘WORLD TIME’ (P.20)
‘PLEASE SET THE HOME AREA’ will be displayed when setting for the first time. In this
case, press ‘MENU/SET’ and skip to step 2.
Set destination area
Set home area
1
1
Select ‘HOME’
Select ‘DESTINATION’
PICTURE SIZE
Set size of picture. Number of pictures which can be recorded depends on this setting
and on ‘QUALITY’ (see below). (P.100)
Set-up: Mode dial
SIZE’ (P.20)
→ Press ‘MENU/SET’ → Select ‘PICTURE
Settings:
ASPECT RATIO
(P.56)
Picture size
9M
2
Set your home area
Current time
• To cancel
→
Press .
2
Set destination area
Current time at selected
destination
• To cancel
→
Press .
3
Finish
Upon your return
Difference with home time
City/area name
3
If actual destination is unavailable,
select based on ‘difference with home
time’.
Finish
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(3072
×2304)
(2560
×1920)
5M
(640
×480)
(2048
×1536)
3M
—
—
3
(3552
×2368) 6 M
2
(3072
×2048) 4.5 M
(2560
×1712) 2.5 M
(2048
×1360)
7.5 M
4
(3712
×2088) 5.5 M
2
(3072
×1728) 3.5 M
(2560
×1440)
(1920
×1080)
2M
• Picture sizes for DMC-TZ4/DMC-TZ11 model are as follows.
1
: 8 M(3264×2448),
2
: None,
3
: 7 M(3264×2176),
4
: 6 M(3264×1840)
Extra optical zoom can be used for picture sizes indicated with .
When using
(INTELLIGENT AUTO mode), 7 M
and 2 M
may not be selected
with 4:3 ratio, 6 M
with 3:2 ratio, nor 5.5M
with 16:9 ratio.
Extra optical zoom is not used in the ‘HIGH SENS.’, ‘HI-SPEED BURST’, and ‘MULTI
ASPECT’ (DMC-TZ5/DMC-TZ15 only) scene modes.
Mosaic effect may appear depending on subject and recording conditions.
Setting guide
Larger picture size
Crisper picture
lower recording capacity
Smaller picture size
Coarser picture
higher recording
capacity
For example, ‘0.3 M
’ is
suitable for e-mail attachments
or longer recording.
QUALITY
To set/release summer time
Clock settings will not be changed even if home summer time is set. Advance the clock
setting by one hour.
Pictures recorded when set to destination will be displayed with
in playback mode.
2
8.5 M
Go through steps 1, 2 and 3 on the upper left, and return to
the original time.
Press ▲ in step 2. (Press again to release)
(3456
×2592) 7 M
(1600
×1200) 0.3 M
2M
Difference with GMT (Greenwich
Mean Time)
City/area name
Screen from step 1 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.
1
Set quality of picture.
Set-up: Mode dial
Settings:
→ Press ‘MENU/SET’ → Select ‘QUALITY’ (P.20)
Fine (High quality, priority to picture quality)
Standard (Standard quality, priority to the number of pictures)
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REC/PLAY switch:
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ASPECT RATIO
Aspect ratio of picture can be changed according to printing or playback format.
Set-up: Mode dial
→ Press ‘MENU/SET’ → Select ‘ASPECT
RATIO’ (P.20)
Settings:
(Still pictures only)
3
4
16
2
3
Shutter speed and ISO sensitivity are displayed in the screen for a few seconds after
recording.
If interference becomes noticeable, we recommend reducing the setting, or selecting
‘NATURAL’ in the ‘COLOR MODE’ (P.62).
Blurring may occur depending on brightness, and size, position, and speed of
movement of the subject (e.g. if subject is too small, is on edge of picture, or starts
moving as soon as shutter button is pressed).
Scope of flash recording (P.39)
SENSITIVITY
9
Set ISO sensitivity (sensitivity to lighting) manually.
We recommend higher settings to take clear pictures in darker locations.
Same as 4:3 TV or computer
Same as normal film camera
For playback on widescreen/
high definition TV
Edges may be cut off when printing – be sure to check in advance.
INTELLIGENT ISO
Camera automatically adjusts ISO sensitivity and shutter speed according to movement
of subject to avoid blur. Higher ISO sensitivity reduces subject blur and jitter but can
increase interference. Please select maximum ISO sensitivity according to table below.
Set-up: Mode dial
Settings: OFF /
→ Press ‘MENU/SET’ → Select ‘INTELLIGENT ISO’ (P.20)
/
/
Setting guide
Movement of subject
ISO sensitivity
Shutter speed
Interference
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Slow
Low
Slow
Low
Slow-moving subject
Fast-moving subject
ISO sensitivity 200
(Shutter speed 1/30)
ISO sensitivity 800
(Shutter speed 1/125)
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High
Fast
High
Set-up: Mode dial
→ Press ‘MENU/SET’ → Select ‘SENSITIVITY’ (P.20)
Settings: AUTO / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600
Setting guide
SENSITIVITY
Location
(recommended)
Shutter speed
Interference
100
Bright
(outdoors)
Slow
Low
1600
Dark
Fast
High
AUTO: Automatically set with range up to 400 (1000 when using flash) according to
brightness.
‘I.EXPOSURE’ will not operate when set to ‘100’.
Scope of flash recording (P.39)
Cannot be set when ‘INTELLIGENT ISO’ is used (
is displayed)
If interference becomes noticeable, we recommend reducing the setting, or selecting
‘NATURAL’ in the ‘COLOR MODE’ (P.62).
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REC/PLAY switch:
WHITE BALANCE
METERING MODE
Adjust colouring to suit light source if colours otherwise appear unnatural.
Set-up: Mode dial
BALANCE’ (P.20)
→ Press ‘MENU/SET’ → Select ‘WHITE
Settings: AWB (automatic) /
(outdoor, clear sky) /
(outdoor, cloudy
(outdoor, shade) /
(halogen lighting) /
(uses value
sky) /
)/
(set manually)
set in
‘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
Image may appear red or blue if out of range.
This function may also not work correctly
even within range if there are many light
sources present.
We recommend setting to ‘AWB’ or ‘
’
when under fluorescent lighting.
White balance settings can be individually fine tuned if colors
still do not appear as anticipated.
Press ▲ several times until ‘WB ADJUST.’ is displayed.
Adjust with ► if reds are strong, adjust with ◄ if blues are
strong.
Press ‘MENU/SET’.
• Settings are remembered even if power is turned off.
• Settings remain applied when using flash.
• Even though the ‘AWB’ setting is fixed in ‘UNDERWATER’
scene mode, fine adjustments may still be made.
• Fine adjustments cannot be made when ‘COLOR MODE’
(P.62) is set to ‘B/W’, ‘SEPIA’, ‘COOL’, or ‘WARM’.
)
Select
and press ‘MENU/SET’.
Point the camera towards a white object (e.g.
paper) and press ‘MENU/SET’.
Press ‘MENU/SET’ twice.
• Making this setting will reset white balance fine
adjustment.
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Conditions
Normal usage (produces balanced
pictures)
Multiple
Whole screen
Centre
weighted
Centre and surrounding area
Subject in centre
Spot
Centre and close surrounding area
Great difference between
brightness of subject and
background
(e.g. person in spotlight on stage,
backlighting)
Spot metering target
Method of aligning focus can be changed according to position and number of subjects.
White balance fine adjustment (excluding ‘AWB’)
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(P.20)
Settings:
AF MODE
Incandescent lighting
Sunset/sunrise
Candlelight
Setting white balance manually (
You can change the position for measuring brightness when correcting exposure.
Set-up: Mode dial
→ Press ‘MENU/SET’ → Select ‘METERING MODE’
Changes to red (blue)
when making fine
adjustment
Only takes image of white
objects within frame (step )
Set-up: Mode dial
(P.20)
Settings:
/
/
→ Press ‘MENU/SET’ → Select ‘AF MODE’
/
/
/
(
: High-speed focus)
Taking front-on
pictures of people
Recognises faces (up to 15 people) and adjusts exposure and focus
accordingly. (When set to ‘Multiple’ above)
Face detection
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.
Subject not in centre
of picture (AF area
displayed after focuses
completely aligned)
9-area-focusing
3-area-focusing
(High speed)
9-area-focusing:
Automatically focuses on any
of 9 points.
3-area-focusing (High speed):
Automatically focuses on either
side or centre.
AF area
MENU/SET
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Determined position for
focus
1-area-focusing
(High speed)
1-area-focusing
Spot-focusing
(Continued)
1-area-focusing (High speed)/
1-area-focusing:
Focuses on AF area in centre
of picture.
(Recommended for when
focus is difficult to align)
Spot-focusing:
Focuses on smaller, limited
area.
AF area
REC/PLAY switch:
BURST
Enables a rapid succession of photographs to be taken. Succession of photographs taken
while shutter button is held down.
Set-up: Mode dial
BURST setting
Spot AF
area
When using
or
, picture may freeze momentarily before focus is aligned.
AF area becomes larger in dark locations or when using digital zoom, etc.
Use
or
if focus is difficult to align with .
Cannot set to ‘Face detection’ in the following cases.
‘NIGHT SCENERY’, ‘FOOD’, ‘STARRY SKY’, ‘FIREWORKS’, AERIAL PHOTO’,
‘UNDERWATER’ scene modes,
(MOTION PICTURE mode)
If the camera detects subjects other than a person as the face, switch the AF mode
setting to any modes other than ‘face detection’.
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
at an angle
• When the facial features are hidden
behind sunglasses, etc.
• When the face is extremely bright or dark
• 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
CONTINUOUS AF
Focus is continually aligned according to movement of subject even when shutter button
is not pressed. (Increases battery consumption)
Set-up: Mode dial
Settings: OFF /ON (
Focus alignment may take time if zoom is suddenly changed from max. W to max. T, or
if suddenly moving closer to subject.
Press shutter button halfway if focus is difficult to align.
When using
,
, or
‘AF MODE’, focus will be aligned quickly when shutter
button is pressed halfway.
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Speed
No. of pictures
OFF
(Burst)
(Free)
1
2
1
No burst
2.5 pictures/sec.
(DMC-TZ5/
DMC-TZ15)
3 pictures/sec.
(DMC-TZ4/
DMC-TZ11)
Approx. 2
pictures/sec 2
Fine: Max. 3
(Max.4: DMC-TZ4/DMC-TZ11)
Standard: Max. 5
(Max.7: DMC-TZ4/DMC-TZ11)
Until card/built-in memory is full
: When using self-timer: Fixed at 3 pictures
: Becomes progressively slower. (Delayed timing depends on card type, PICTURE SIZE, and
QUALITY.)
Focus is fixed from first picture.
When
(Burst) is selected, the exposure and white balance are fixed to the settings
for the first picture.
When
is selected, exposure and white balance is adjusted for each picture.
Burst speed may be reduced if ‘SENSITIVITY’ is set to high, or if shutter speed is
reduced in darker locations.
When burst setting is use, flash is prevented from operating, and auto bracket setting is
cancelled.
Settings will be stored even if power is turned off.
When using BURST while following a moving subject in locations with major differences
in brightness (e.g. indoor to outdoor), exposure stabilization may require a little time,
and optimal exposure may not be achieved.
Auto review performed regardless of ‘AUTO REVIEW’ setting.
Using the ‘HI-SPEED BURST’ scene mode allows a faster succession of photographs
to be taken (P.49).
→ Press ‘MENU/SET’ → Select ‘CONTINUOUS AF’ (P.20)
displayed on screen)
→ Press ‘MENU/SET’ → Select ‘BURST’ (P.20)
Settings
I.EXPOSURE
Automatically adjusts contrast and exposure to give more lifelike colours when there is
significant contrast between background and subject.
Set-up: Mode dial
Settings: OFF /ON (
→ Press ‘MENU/SET’ → Select ‘ I.EXPOSURE’ (P.20)
displayed on screen)
When set to ‘ON’, ‘SENSITIVITY’ of ‘100’ becomes ‘AUTO’.
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REC/PLAY switch:
MIN. SHTR SPEED
DIGITAL ZOOM
Multiplies effect of optical zoom or extra optical zoom by up to 4 times. (See P.34 for
details)
Set-up: Mode dial
ZOOM’ (P.20)
→ Press ‘MENU/SET’ → Select ‘DIGITAL
Settings: 1/200 1/125 1/60 1/30 1/15
Settings: OFF /ON
COLOR MODE
Set colour effects.
Set-up: Mode dial
(P.20)
→ Press ‘MENU/SET’ → Select ‘COLOR 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’.
Cannot be set to ‘COOL’ and ‘WARM’ in
(INTELLIGENT AUTO mode), and
(MOTION PICTURE mode).
‘NATURAL’ and ‘VIVID’ in
Individual settings can be made for each recording mode.
STABILIZER
Automatically detects and prevents jitter.
Set-up: Mode dial
→ Press ‘MENU/SET’ → Select ‘STABILIZER’
(P.20)
Settings:
Settings
OFF
MODE1
MODE2
Constant correction
(Monitor image stable, composition easy to determine)
Correction at moment shutter button is pressed
(More effective than MODE1)
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1/4 1/2 1
Slower shutter speeds allow for brighter pictures but increase risk of jitter, so we
recommend using a tripod and the self-timer.
As pictures may become dark when using faster values such as ‘1/200’, we recommend
that pictures are taken in bright locations (
flashes red when shutter button is halfpressed if picture will be dark).
displayed on screen for settings other than ‘1/8’.
Cannot be set when ‘INTELLIGENT ISO’ is used. (P.56)
AUDIO REC.
Sounds can also be recorded with pictures. This is useful for conversation or memo recording.
Set-up: Mode dial
→ Press ‘MENU/SET’ → Select ‘AUDIO REC.’ (P.20)
Settings: OFF /ON (Record approx. 5 seconds of sound (
displayed on screen))
To cancel recording → Press ‘MENU/SET’.
To play audio → set REC/PLAY switch to
(play), play image, and press ▲.
(To adjust volume → ‘VOLUME’ (P.23))
Cannot be used with
(INTELLIGENT AUTO mode), ‘BURST’, ‘AUTO BRACKET’, or the ‘STARRY
SKY’, ’HI-SPEED BURST’, and ‘MULTI ASPECT (DMC-TZ5/DMC-TZ15 only)’ scene modes.
‘TEXT STAMP’, ‘RESIZE’, ‘TRIMMING’, and ‘ASPECT CONV.’ cannot be used with
pictures with audio.
Separate setting to ‘AUDIO REC’ in CLIPBOARD menu (P.65).
Do not block microphone (P.14) with fingers.
Effect
Pictures deliberately taken with no jitter correction
Setting fixed to ‘MODE2’ in ‘SELF PORTRAIT’ and ‘OFF’ in ‘STARRY SKY’ scene
modes.
Cannot be set to ‘OFF’ in
(INTELLIGENT AUTO mode), and ‘MODE2’ in
(MOTION PICTURE mode).
Cases where optical image stabilizer may be ineffective:
Heavy jitter, high zoom ratio, fast-moving objects, indoors or in dark locations (due to
low shutter speed)
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Sets shutter speed to minimum. We recommend using slower shutter speeds to take
brighter pictures in dark locations.
Set-up: Mode dial
→ Press ‘MENU/SET’ → Select ‘MIN. SHTR SPEED’ (P.20)
AF ASSIST LAMP
Illuminates lamp when dark to facilitate focus alignment.
Set-up: Mode dial
→ Press ‘MENU/SET’ → Select ‘AF ASSIST
LAMP’ (P.20)
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 (
Lamp: Effective distance: 1.5 m (Do not cover or look at lamp from close range)
CLOCK SET
Set the clock. Same function as that in SETUP menu (P.19).
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1
2
To register zoom enlarged size and position
(clipboard)
Enlarge with
zoom lever and
select position
with ▲▼◄►
Press
• To change zoom and position:
Repeat the left
• To finish zoom mark setting:
Restore zoom to original
(1 x) ratio
4X
Hudson Rd
THE ZOOM MARK HAS
BEEN
SET
Crossford
St
8X
2X
Take a clipboard picture
Chalky Ave
1M
146
Useful for enlarging and saving parts of maps, etc.
Set to
Laker St
2M
97
3
Zoom mark
Set to
Greener Pl
Represents built-in memory used
entirely for clipboard pictures (approx.)
Picture size
Pictures
Useful for taking pictures of timetables and maps instead of taking memos.
Regardless of presence of card, pictures will always be saved to clipboard folder of
built-in memory, so that they can be distinguished from normal pictures and viewed
immediately. Beware of copyrights, etc. (P.2)
Taking/viewing clipboard
pictures (CLIPBOARD)
Northwood St
MARK
Zoom mark
Displayed on registered pictures
Press halfway
(align focus)
To view registered ratio and position:
Press fully
(take picture)
Display picture with
ur
our
Arbo
Beak Ave
k Rd
Par
City Park
Turn to T side
(No need to manually
enlarge or move)
Immediately displayed at
recorded size and position
G
Grov
4X
e
Hudson Rd
Stringer St
Laker St
Northwood St
Rd
Rd
Guillemot St
Guillemot St
Set mode dial to
(CLIPBOARD mode)
Can be viewed with same operations as with still pictures taken in other modes
(P.35). (30-picture and calendar displays cannot be used.)
Copy clipboard pictures onto memory cards in order to print (next page).
Press
(delete) in step
Zoom lever
Southwood St
A special menu is used in CLIPBOARD mode. (Default setting:
REC ON CLIPBOARD menu (REC/PLAY switch:
Mode dial:
PICTURE SIZE
ASPECT
RATIO
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SENSITIVITY
WHITE
BALANCE
AF MODE
AUTO
AWB
(1-area-focusing)
AF ASSIST
LAMP
ON
POWER
SAVE
5MIN.
2M
(Priority to picture quality) / 1 M
)
)
(Priority to the number of pictures)
AUDIO REC.
Record sound (5 seconds) simultaneously. OFF /ON
LCD MODE
CLOCK SET
OFF / AUTO POWER LCD / POWER LCD / HIGH ANGLE (P.22)
(P.19)
PLAY ON CLIPBOARD menu (REC/PLAY switch:
CANCEL MARK
AUDIO DUB.
COPY
GUIDE LINE
Northwood St
MARK
CLIPBOARD menu
If internal memory is full
Playback mode functions cannot be used.
‘STABILIZER’ setting made in REC menu will be reflected in clipboard mode.
Functions unavailable:
INTELLIGENT ISO, METERING MODE, I.EXPOSURE, MIN. SHTR SPEED
BURST, DIGITAL ZOOM, AUTO BRACKET, WB ADJUST., CONTINUOUS AF, COLOR
MODE, AUTO LCD OFF, HISTOGRAM
The settings for the following functions are fixed.
• To cancel
zoom mark
→ ‘CANCEL
MARK’
(below)
When a picture with a zoom mark is deleted, both original picture and picture with zoom
mark will be deleted.
Picture can be deleted even while zoomed in.
2 above. (P.36)
Non-clipboard pictures can be deleted from the internal memory by removing card from camera,
setting mode dial to a setting other than
(CLIPBOARD mode), and pressing (delete).
8X
2X
Laker St
Gilbert St
Southwood St
QUALITY
Crossford St
Jillian St
10:00 15.MAR.2008
To delete clipboard pictures
Tracery
ar
August St
Edg
Crockery St
Set REC/PLAY switch to
Chalky Ave
Chalky Ave
Greener Pl
Crossford St
Christen Pl
1
2
Hudson Rd
Greener Pl
Viewing clipboard pictures
1/4
Hudson Rd
LCD MODE
Mode dial:
)
Select
marked clipboard picture with ◄►.
Cancel with ‘MENU/SET’.
Add sound to previously-taken clipboard picture.
Select clipboard picture with ◄►. Record/stop with ‘MENU/SET’. (P.79)
Copy single pictures from clipboard to card. (Zoom mark will not be copied.)
Select clipboard picture with ◄► and press ‘MENU/SET’
Select ‘YES’ with ▲▼ and press ‘MENU/SET’.
OFF / POWER LCD (P.22)
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Applications
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Quick setting
REC menu items can be called up easily (settings items displayed vary depending on
recording mode).
1
2
1
Display ‘Quick setting’
Hold
To restore
Turn to T side
3
Select item and setting
Press
Setting
Item
1 Press
• BURST (P.61)
• INTELLIGENT ISO 2 (P.56)
• PICTURE SIZE (P.55)
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Set to multiple screen display
• To view pictures: press ◄►
Date recorded
Picture no.
Total no.
Scroll bar
Scrolls
with each
turn to W
side
(12 screens)
Picture type
• FAVORITE
• MOTION PICTURE
• BABY
• PET
• TRAVEL DATE
• WORLD TIME
• TITLE EDIT
• TEXT STAMP
(30 screens)
Selected date (First picture from date)
• Select month with ▲▼ and
date with ◄►, and press
‘MENU/SET’ to display that
date’s pictures on a 12screen display.
• AF MODE (P.59)
• SENSITIVITY 3 (P.57)
• LCD MODE (P.22)
[DISPLAY] while‘STABILIZER’ is displayed to view demo of jitter/movement detection.
2 Only when ‘INTELLIGENT ISO’ is selected
3 Only when ‘INTELLIGENT ISO’ is set to ‘OFF’
4 DMC-TZ5/DMC-TZ15 only
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Set to
(Calendar screen)
Example) NORMAL PICTURE mode
• STABILIZER 1 (P.62)
• WHITE BALANCE
(except
) (P.58)
• I.EXPOSURE(P.61)
• ASPECT RATIO 4 (P.56)
1
To change from
12/30-screen
display to singlescreen display
Select picture with
▲▼◄► and press
‘MENU/SET’
Select
(Multi playback/Calendar playback)
You can view 12 (or 30) pictures at once (multi playback), or view all pictures taken on a
certain date (calendar playback).
Set to
Quick setting
Viewing as list
Only one month of pictures is displayed on calendar screen. Pictures taken without
clock settings are displayed with a date of 1 January, 2008.
Cannot be displayed rotated.
Pictures taken with destination settings made in ‘WORLD TIME’ are displayed in the
calendar screen using the appropriate date for the destination’s time zone.
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2
Viewing motion pictures · pictures with audio /
Creating still pictures from motion pictures
Set-up: REC/PLAY switch:
1
(Set mode dial to any except
Select and play picture
)
Operations during motion picture
playback
Motion
picture
mode icon
Motion
picture
recording
time
▲:Pause/play
▼:Stop
◄:Hold to fast rewind (single
frame step while paused)
►:Hold to fast forward (single
frame step while paused)
• Volume can be adjusted with zoom lever
(motion picture only).
Motion picture icon ( Audio icon)
Motion pictures and pictures with audio can be deleted in the same way as for still pictures (P.36).
Creating still pictures from motion pictures (DMC-TZ5/DMC-TZ15 only)
During playback, pause
at desired moment
Create still picture
Select ‘YES’ and set
A still picture is created.
Applications
(View)
3
Different playback methods
REC/PLAY switch:
(Set mode dial to any except
)
Various playback modes for your pictures.
Pictures will be selected from built-in memory (not clipboard) if no card is inserted.
Playback mode is automatically set to ‘NORMAL PLAY’ when power is turned on with
REC/PLAY switch set to , or when switching from REC mode to playback mode.
NORMAL PLAY
Displays one picture. (Default setting)
Set-up: Press ‘MENU/SET’ → Select ‘NORMAL PLAY’ (P.20)
DUAL PLAY (DMC-TZ5/DMC-TZ15 only)
Displays different 2 pictures vertically. Useful for comparing pictures.
Set-up: Press ‘MENU/SET’ → Select ‘DUAL PLAY’ (P.20)
Selected pictures outlined in orange
1
Select screen
2
Select picture
Press fully
To make single picture from 9 surrounding frames
→ Press ‘MENU/SET’ between steps and above to set to 9-screen display (Press
again to return to one-screen display)
Zoom lever
• To advance by 3
frames:▲▼
• To advance by 1
frame: ◄►
Frames/sec
PICTURE MODE
Frames/sec
30 → 15 → 10 → 5
15 → 5
Turn to W side
(No. of Frames/
10 → 5
sec changes
with each turn) Frames/sec
Frame rate can be changed according to the speed of subject movement.
Scenes with fast movement: Increase frame rate (e.g. 30fps)
Scenes with slow movement: Reduce frame rate (e.g. 10fps, 5fps)
The quality of still pictures created from motion pictures is fixed as
(standard), with resolutions
set according to the table.
Pictures taken on other devices may not be played back correctly. PICTURE MODE 1 screen 9 screens
When using a high capacity card, it is possible that fast
0.3 M
2M
rewinding may be slower than usual.
0.3 M
1M
Playback zoom cannot be used during motion picture
playback/pausing or audio playback.
2
M
2M
The file format is QuickTime Motion JPEG. Pictures can
be viewed using ‘QuickTime’ on the CD-ROM (supplied).
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Previous picture
Hold camera vertically
Reduce
Next picture
Expand
Delete selected picture.
Display zoom position for 1 sec.
Same picture cannot be displayed in DUAL PLAY.
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Different playback methods
(Continued)
REC/PLAY switch:
(Set mode dial to any except
)
CATEGORY PLAY
SLIDE SHOW
Automatically play pictures in order and to music. Recommended for when viewing on TV
screen.
Pictures can be classified automatically and viewed by category. Automatic classification
starts when ‘CATEGORY PLAY’ is selected from the playback mode selection menu.
Set-up: Press ‘MENU/SET’ → Select ‘SLIDE SHOW’ (P.20)
Set-up: Press ‘MENU/SET’ → Select ‘CATEGORY PLAY’ (P.20)
1
2
Select playback method
• ALL
:Play all
• CATEGORY SELECTION
:Select category, and playback slideshow.
(Select category with ▲▼◄► and press
‘MENU/SET’.) (P.71)
• FAVORITE :Play pictures set as FAVORITE (P.77)
(displayed only when ‘FAVORITE’ pictures
present and setting set to ‘ON’).
Set playback effects (see below)
1
Pause/play
(While paused)
Next picture
CATEGORY
(Portrait etc.)
(Scenery etc.)
Icons of categories with pictures
(dark blue)
Operations during slide show
(While paused)
Previous picture
Select the category
No. of pictures (appears after a few seconds)
2
View pictures
(Night scenery
etc.)
(Event)
PET
Previous Next
FOOD
Stop
• To delete pictures → Press
Volume down
3
Select ‘START’
EFFECT
(Select music and effects according to picture
atmosphere)
AUTO
NATURAL
SLOW
SWING
URBAN
OFF
Camera selects optimum effect
from NATURAL, SLOW, SWING,
and URBAN (only available with
‘CATEGORY SELECTION’ setting)
Play with relaxed music and
screen transition effects
Play with livelier music and screen
transition effects
No effects
SETUP
1 SEC. / 2 SEC. / 3 SEC. / 5 SEC.
DURATION Only available when ‘EFFECT’
is ‘OFF’
REPEAT
OFF/ON (Repeat)
OFF/ON (Play MUSIC (AUDIO))
MUSIC
Audio from still pictures with audio
(AUDIO)
is played when ‘EFFECT’ is ‘OFF’.
Item name changes to ‘AUDIO’ when ‘EFFECT’
is ‘OFF’
When ‘URBAN’ has been selected, the picture may appear in black and white as a screen effect.
Certain playback effects cannot be used when displaying images on television using
component cables.
Motion pictures cannot be played back in slide show.
Music effects cannot be added.
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(delete).
Volume up
• Press
to return to menu screen during
slide show
Recording information such
as scene modes
PORTRAIT/ i-PORTRAIT/
SOFT SKIN/ SELF PORTRAIT/
NIGHT PORTRAIT/
i-NIGHT PORTRAIT/ BABY
SCENERY/ i-SCENERY/
SUNSET/ AERIAL PHOTO
NIGHT PORTRAIT/
i-NIGHT PORTRAIT/
NIGHT SCENERY/ i-NIGHT
SCENERY/ STARRY SKY
SPORTS/ PARTY/ CANDLE
LIGHT/ FIREWORKS/ BEACH/
SNOW/ AERIAL PHOTO
BABY
UNDERWATER
TRAVEL DATE
(Clipboard pictures taken with
travel date setting are not
categorized.)
30-picture and calendar displays cannot be used.
Still pictures created from motion pictures cannot
be classified into MOTION PICTURE.
MOTION PICTURE
(DMC-TZ5/DMC-TZ15 only)
The following playback menus can be set only for categorized pictures. (P.76, 78, 79)
‘ROTATE’, ‘ROTATE DISP.’, ‘DPOF PRINT’, ‘PROTECT’, ‘AUDIO DUB.’
To close ‘CATEGORY PLAY’, select ‘NORMAL PLAY’.
FAVORITE PLAY
Manually play pictures set in ‘FAVORITE’ (P.77) (displayed only when ‘FAVORITE’
pictures present and setting set to ‘ON’).
Set-up: Press ‘MENU/SET’ → Select ‘FAVORITE PLAY’ (P.20)
1
View pictures
Previous
Next
30-picture and calendar displays cannot be used.
The following playback menus can be set only for favorite pictures (P.76, 78, 79).
‘ROTATE’, ‘ROTATE DISP.’, ‘DPOF PRINT’, ‘PROTECT’, ‘AUDIO DUB.’
To close ‘FAVORITE PLAY’, select ‘NORMAL PLAY’.
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To edit
CALENDAR
Select date from calendar screen to view only the pictures taken on that day (P.67).
Set-up: Press ‘MENU/SET’ → ‘
REC/PLAY switch:
PLAYBACK menu’ → Select ‘CALENDAR’ (P.20)
Cannot be set in ‘CATEGORY PLAY’ or ‘FAVORITE PLAY’ playback modes (P.71).
(Set mode dial to any except
)
select ‘SINGLE’ in step 1→ select picture with ◄►, and press ‘MENU/
SET’ → correct text and press ‘EXIT’
Cannot be set in ‘CATEGORY PLAY’ or ‘FAVORITE PLAY’ playback mode (P.71).
Cannot be used with pictures taken on other devices, protected pictures, or motion
pictures.
To print text, use ‘TEXT STAMP’ (below) or the supplied CD-ROM
(PHOTOfunSTUDIO-viewer-).
TITLE EDIT
You can edit names from ‘BABY’ and ‘PET’ scene modes or destination in ‘TRAVEL
DATE’, or give titles to your favourite pictures.
Set-up: Press ‘MENU/SET’ → ‘
(P.20)
1
2
PLAYBACK menu’ → Select ‘TITLE EDIT’
Select ‘SINGLE’ or ‘MULTI’ and set
Select picture
SINGLE
MULTI (up to 50 pictures with the same text)
TITLE EDIT
setting
TEXT STAMP
Stamp recording date or text registered in the ‘BABY’ and ‘PET’ scene modes, ‘TRAVEL
DATE’, or ‘TITLE EDIT’ into your pictures. Ideal for regular size printing.
Set-up: Press ‘MENU/SET’ → ‘
(P.20)
1
2
PLAYBACK menu’ → Select ‘TEXT STAMP’
Select ‘SINGLE’ or ‘MULTI’ and set
Select picture
SINGLE
MULTI (up to 50 pictures)
TEXT
STAMP
setting
TITLE EDIT already set
• To cancel → Press
[DISPLAY] again
• To set →
Press ‘MENU/SET’.
3
• To cancel → Press display button again.
• To set → Press ‘MENU/SET’.
Enter characters
Text input method
Press display button several times to select
character type
(Upper case, lower case, symbols/numbers)
Select characters with ▲▼◄►, and press
‘MENU/SET’ (repeat)
Select ‘EXIT’ with ▲▼◄►, and press
‘MENU/SET’
• A maximum of 30 characters can be entered.
• Input cursor may be moved with the zoom lever.
• Text will be scrolled if title does not fit on screen.
(Press
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Select items and make settings for each
4
Select ‘YES’
• To stamp inputted texts such as names
in ‘BABY’ and ‘PET’ scene modes,
destination in ‘TRAVEL DATE’, or a title
Select ‘ON’ to
in ‘TITLE EDIT’, set ‘TITLE’ setting to
stamp
‘ON’.
(Screen varies according to picture size, etc.)
• Stamped text cannot be deleted.
• Press when finish setting to return to
the menu screen in ‘SINGLE’ setting.
when finish setting to return to the menu screen in ‘SINGLE’ setting.)
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REC/PLAY switch:
(Continued)
To check stamped text
RESIZE
Picture size can be reduced to facilitate e-mail attachment and use in homepages, etc.
(Picture of minimum picture size for each aspect setting cannot be resized.)
1
2
Select picture
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Select ‘MULTI’ in step 1 on
the left page
Select picture (up to 50 pictures)
Resize
setting
Select size
To see
description
of resize:
Press display
button
Select number of pixels after
resizing
Number of pixels before/after
resizing
• To cancel → Press display button
again.
• To set → Press ‘MENU/SET’.
4
Select ‘YES’ and set
Picture quality is reduced after resizing.
Cannot be set in ‘CATEGORY PLAY’ or ‘FAVORITE PLAY’ playback mode (P.71).
Cannot be used with motion pictures, pictures with audio, or pictures with text stamp.
May not be compatible with pictures taken on other devices.
TRIMMING
Enlarge your pictures and trim unwanted areas.
3
4
Set-up: Press ‘MENU/SET’ → ‘
(P.20)
Select size
Current
size
Size after
change
Select ‘YES’
1
2
3
PLAYBACK menu’ → Select ‘TRIMMING’
Select picture with ◄► and set
Select area to trim
Expand
• Press when finish setting to return
to the menu screen
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1
2
PLAYBACK menu’ → Select ‘RESIZE’ (P.20)
SINGLE
Select ‘SINGLE’
)
MULTI
‘playback zoom’ (P.35)
Picture size will be reduced if greater
After TEXT
ASPECT
PICTURE SIZE
than 3M. Picture will become slightly
STAMP
RATIO
grainier.
4:3
9 M 1, 8 M 2, 7 M 1, 5 M
3M
Cannot be used with pictures taken on
8.5 M 1, 7 M 2, 6 M 1,
3:2
2.5 M
other devices, pictures taken without
4.5 M
setting clock, motion pictures, or pictures
7.5 M 1, 6 M 2, 5.5 M 1,
2M
16 : 9
3.5 M
with audio.
1 : DMC-TZ5/DMC-TZ15 only
After TEXT STAMP is applied, pictures
2 : DMC-TZ4/DMC-TZ11 only
cannot be resized or trimmed, and
‘ASPECT CONV.’, ‘TEXT STAMP’ and
DPOF date printing settings cannot be changed of pictures.
Characters may be cut off on certain printers.
Cannot be set in ‘CATEGORY PLAY’ or ‘FAVORITE PLAY’ playback mode (P.71).
Do not make date printing settings in shop or on printer for pictures with date
stamps. (Date printing may be overlapping.)
Set-up: Press ‘MENU/SET’ → ‘
(Set mode dial to any except
Change
position
Trim
Select ‘YES’ and set
• Press
when finish setting to return to the menu screen
Picture quality is reduced after trimming.
Cannot be set in ‘CATEGORY PLAY’ or ‘FAVORITE PLAY’ playback mode (P.71).
Cannot be used with motion pictures, pictures with audio, or pictures with text stamp.
May not be compatible with pictures taken on other devices.
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ASPECT CONV.
Convert pictures taken in
to
or
Set-up: Press ‘MENU/SET’ → ‘
(P.20)
1
Select
for printing.
PLAYBACK menu’ → Select ‘ASPECT CONV.’
or
3
Select horizontal position
and convert
REC/PLAY switch:
(Set mode dial to any except
)
‘ROTATE DISP.’ and ‘ROTATE’ cannot be used with motion pictures.
‘ROTATE’ cannot be used with protected pictures (P.79).
Some pictures taken facing up or facing down may not be rotated automatically.
It may not be possible to rotate pictures taken with certain other devices.
Pictures cannot be rotated during multi playback.
Will only be displayed rotated on computer if in Exif-compatible (P.35) environment (OS,
software).
FAVORITE
2
(Move portrait
pictures
using ▲▼)
Select picture
Changes to outlined size
4
Select ‘YES’ and set
• Press when finish setting to return
to the menu screen
Picture size may be increased after aspect ratio is changed.
Cannot be set in ‘CATEGORY PLAY’ or ‘FAVORITE PLAY’ playback mode (P.71).
Cannot be used with motion pictures, pictures with audio, pictures with text stamp, or
non-DCF files (P.35).
May not be compatible with pictures taken on other devices.
ROTATE DISP.
ROTATE
Manually rotate pictures by 90 °.
Automatically rotate portrait pictures.
Set-up: Press ‘MENU/SET’ → ‘
PLAYBACK menu’ → Select
‘ROTATE DISP.’: ‘ON’ →
‘ROTATE’ (P.20)
Set-up: Press ‘MENU/SET’ → ‘
PLAYBACK menu’ → Select
‘ROTATE DISP.’ (P.20)
1
2
1
Select picture with ◄► and
set
Select direction to rotate
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(P.20)
1
Select ‘ON’
2
Close menu
3
Select picture (repeat)
PLAYBACK menu’ → Select ‘FAVORITE’
displayed when
set (not displayed
when ‘OFF’).
• Up to 999 pictures can be selected.
• To release → Press ▼ again.
:
Rotate 90°
clockwise
To release all
:
Rotate 90°
anticlockwise
Cannot be set in ‘FAVORITE PLAY’ playback mode (P.71).
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-viewer-).
• Press when finish setting to return
to the menu screen
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Select ‘ON’
Mark your favourite pictures and enable the following functions.
Favourites-only slide show (P.70)
Delete all except favourites (useful for when printing in shop, etc.)
Select ‘CANCEL’ in step 1 and select ‘YES’.
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(Continued)
REC/PLAY switch:
(Set mode dial to any except
DPOF PRINT
PROTECT
Picture/picture no./date printing settings can be made for when printing with DPOF printcompatible shops or printers. (Ask at shop to check compatibility)
Set-up: Press ‘MENU/SET’ → ‘
PLAYBACK menu’ → Select ‘DPOF PRINT’ (P.20)
Set protection to disable picture deletion. Prevents deletion of important pictures.
Set-up: Press ‘MENU/SET’ → ‘
PLAYBACK menu’ → Select ‘PROTECT’ (P.20)
1
Select ‘SINGLE’ or ‘MULTI’
1
Select ‘SINGLE’ or ‘MULTI’
2
Select picture
2
Select picture and make setting
3
Set number of pictures
(repeat steps 2 and 3 when using ‘MULTI’ (up to 999 pictures))
SINGLE
SINGLE
MULTI
No. to print
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• To cancel → Press
‘MENU/SET’ again.
• Press when finish
setting to return to
the menu screen
Picture protected
Picture protected
Select ‘CANCEL’ in step 1 and select ‘YES’.
To cancel while releasing all
No. to print
Select ‘CANCEL’ in step1 and select ‘YES’.
When using PictBridge-compatible printers, check settings on actual printer as these
may take priority over camera settings.
To print from built-in memory at a shop, first copy pictures to card (P.80) before making
settings.
DPOF print settings may not be made to non-DCF (P.35) 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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SINGLE
To release all
Date print
Date print set
set
• Date print setting/release → Press display button.
• Press when finish setting to return to the menu screen
To release all
)
Press ‘MENU/SET’.
May not be effective when using other devices.
Formatting will cause even protected files to be deleted.
AUDIO DUB.
Add audio to previously taken pictures.
Set-up: Press ‘MENU/SET’ → ‘
PLAYBACK menu’ → Select ‘AUDIO DUB.’ (P.20)
1
Select image and start recording
2
Stop recording (Recording will automatically end after 10 seconds.)
For files already containing audio,
select whether or not to overwrite
existing audio with ▲▼, and press
‘MENU/SET’.
• To cancel → Press
Do not block
microphone with
fingers.
• Press when finish setting to return to the menu
screen
Cannot be used with motion pictures or protected pictures.
May not be compatible with pictures taken on other devices.
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Using PLAYBACK menu
(Continued)
Copy between built-in memory and memory card, or from memory card to clipboard folder.
1
2
3
PLAYBACK menu’ → Select ‘COPY’ (P.20)
Select copy method (direction)
: Copy all pictures from built-in memory to card
(go to step 3)
(Clipboard pictures cannot be copied. Use
‘COPY’ in the clipboard menu (P.65).)
: Copy 1 picture at a time from card to built-in
memory.
: Copy 1 picture at a time from card to clipboard
folder (in built-in memory) (not motion pictures).
Select picture with ◄► and set (for
Select ‘YES’
1 Using with your PC
Connect the camera to your computer to save, play,
print, and e-mail your pictures.
COPY
Set-up: Press ‘MENU/SET’ → ‘
Connecting
with other
devices
and
Set-up:
• Connect the camera to the AC adaptor (optional).
(Alternatively, use a sufficiently-charged battery.)
• Card
:Insert card and set mode dial to
any except
Built-in memory :Remove card
Hold here
1
2
3
4
Turn on power of
both camera and
computer
Set REC/PLAY
switch to
Connect camera to
computer
Select ‘PC’ on the
camera
USB MODE
PLEASE SELECT
THE USB MODE
)
• To cancel → Press ‘MENU/SET’
• Press when finish setting to return to the menu
screen
ACCESS
(sending data)
• Do not disconnect the USB
connection cable while
‘ACCESS’ is displayed.
(Screen shown is example)
If there is not enough space on the built-in memory for copying to be performed, turn
off the power, remove the card, and delete pictures from the built-in memory (to delete
clipboard pictures, set the mode dial to clipboard mode).
To copy to a card, use a card with a capacity of at least 50 MB.
Copying pictures may take several minutes. Do not turn off power or perform other
operations during copying.
If identical names (folder/file numbers) are present in the copy destination, a new
folder for copying will be created when copying from built-in memory to card (
).
Identically-named files will not be copied from card to built-in memory (
).
DPOF settings will not be copied.
Only pictures from Panasonic digital cameras may be copied.
Original pictures will not be deleted after copying (to delete pictures → P.36).
Cannot be set in ‘CATEGORY PLAY’ or ‘FAVORITE PLAY’ playback mode (P.71).
If using AC adaptor, turn
off camera power before
plugging in or removing.
PictBridge(PTP)
PC
Check socket direction
and insert straight in.
(Damage to socket
shape can lead to
faulty operation.)
USB connection cable
• always use cable
supplied
SELECT
5
SET
(A message may be displayed
on screen if ‘USB MODE’ (P.25)
is set to ‘PictBridge (PTP)’.
Select ‘CANCEL’ to close the
screen, and set ‘USB MODE’
to ‘PC’.)
Operate with your
computer (see next page)
To cancel connection
Click ‘Safely Remove Hardware’ in the Windows System Tray → disconnect USB
connection cable → turn off camera power → disconnect AC adaptor
Do not use any other USB connection cables except the supplied one.
Turn off power before inserting or removing memory cards.
If using Windows 98/98SE, install USB driver software when connecting for first time.
When the battery begins to run out during communication, the status indicator flashes
and a warning beep sounds. Cancel communication via your computer immediately
(recharge the battery before reconnecting).
Setting the ‘USB MODE’ (P.25) to ‘PC’ remove the need to make the setting each time
the camera is connected to the computer.
Data cannot be written to, formatted from, or erased from the camera via a computer.
However, data may be formatted and deleted when connected in PTP mode (Windows Vista only).
(DMC-TZ5 (EG/PR/E), DMC-TZ4 (EG/E) only)
For more details, consult your computer operating manual.
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Using with your PC (Continued)
Folder and file names on computer
You can save images to use on your computer by dragging and dropping folders and
files into separate folders on your computer.
DCIM (Still/motion pictures)
100-PANA (Up to 999 pictures/folder)
P1000001.JPG
Windows
Drives are displayed in
‘My Computer’ folder.
Macintosh
Drives are displayed on
the desktop.
(Displayed as ‘LUMIX’,
‘NO_NAME’, or
‘Untitled’.)
P1000999.JPG
101-PANA
:
999-PANA
JPG:
Still pictures
MOV:
Motion pictures
Built-in
memory/
Card
MISC (DPOF files)
PRIVATE1 (clipboard pictures)
MEMO0001.JPG
Built-in
memory
New folders are created in the following cases:
• When pictures are taken to folders containing files numbered 999.
• When using cards already containing the same folder number (including pictures
taken with other cameras, etc.)
• When recording after performing ‘NO. RESET’ (P.25)
• File may not be able to be played back on camera after changing file name.
• If mode dial is set to
, built-in memory data (including clipboard pictures) are
displayed even when card is inserted. Data in card is not displayed.
• When using Mac OS X ver.10.2 or earlier, set write-protect switch on card to ‘LOCK’
whenever handling pictures on SDHC memory cards.
Connecting
with other
devices
2 Printing
You can connect directly to a PictBridgecompatible printer for printing.
Set-up:
• Connect the camera to the AC adaptor
(optional). (Alternatively, use a sufficientlycharged battery.)
• Card
:Insert card
Built-in memory :Remove card
(Copy clipboard pictures
to the card (P.65))
• Adjust settings on your printer (print quality,
etc.) as required.
• Set mode dial to any setting other than
CLIPBOARD.
To play 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.
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Turn on power of both
camera and printer
Set REC/PLAY switch to
Connect camera to
printer
Select ‘PictBridge (PTP)’
on the camera
USB MODE
PLEASE SELECT
THE USB MODE
PictBridge(PTP)
PC
Hold here
• Do not disconnect
the USB connection
cable when the cable
disconnection icon
is displayed (may not
be displayed with some
printers).
SELECT
SET
When ‘CONNECTING TO PC…’ is
displayed, cancel the connection
and set ‘USB MODE’ to either
‘SELECT ON CONNECTION’ or
‘PictBridge(PTP)’ (P.25).
Check socket direction
and insert straight in.
(Damage to socket
shape can lead to faulty
operation.)
If using Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Mac OS X
The camera can be connected to your computer even if ‘USB MODE’ (P.25) is set to
‘PictBridge (PTP)’.
• Only picture reading operations can be performed via the camera (picture deletion
also possible with Windows Vista).
• It may not be possible to read if there are 1000 or more pictures on the card.
1
2
3
4
5
6
Select picture to print
with ◄► and set
Select ‘PRINT START’
SINGLE SELECT
PRINT START
PRINT WITH DATE
NUM. OF PRINTS
PAPER SIZE
PAGE LAYOUT
CANCEL
SELECT
OFF
1
SET
USB connection cable
(Print settings → P.85)
(always use cable
supplied)
If using AC adaptor, turn off camera power before plugging in or removing.
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.
When the battery begins to run out during communication, the status indicator flashes
and a warning beep sounds. Cancel printing and disconnect USB connection cable
(recharge the battery before reconnecting).
Setting the ‘USB MODE’ (P.25) to ‘PictBridge (PTP)’ remove the need to make the
setting each time the camera is connected to the printer.
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Connecting
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devices
2 Printing
(Continued)
Printing multiple pictures
Select ‘MULTI PRINT’
in step 5 on the
previous page
PictBridge
100–0001
1/5
PLEASE SELECT
THE PICTURE TO PRINT
SELECT
MULTI PRINT
START
MENU
Select item
Making print settings on camera
Select ‘PRINT START’
(See below for details)
PictBridge
MULTI SELECT
SELECT ALL
DPOF PICTURE
FAVORITE
CANCEL
SELECT
(Make settings before selecting ‘PRINT START’)
MULTI SELECT
PRINT START
PRINT WITH DATE
NUM. OF PRINTS
PAPER SIZE
PAGE LAYOUT
SET
CANCEL
SELECT
Select item
OFF
1
SET
• To cancel → Press
‘MENU/SET’
• MULTI SELECT : Scroll between pictures with ▲▼◄►, select pictures with display
button to print. (Press display button again to release selection.)
Press ‘MENU/SET’ when selection is complete.
• SELECT ALL :Print all pictures.
• DPOF PICTURE :Print pictures selected in ‘DPOF PRINT’ (P.78).
• FAVORITE
:Print pictures selected as ‘FAVORITE’ (P.77).
(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.)
Select setting
SINGLE SELECT
PRINT START
PRINT WITH DATE
NUM. OF PRINTS
PAPER SIZE
PAGE LAYOUT
CANCEL
SELECT
OFF
1
SET
Item
SINGLE SELECT
PRINT START
PRINT WITH DATE
NUM. OF PRINTS
PAPER SIZE
PAGE LAYOUT
SELECT
1
ON
SET
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
OFF
(printer takes priority) /
(1 picture, with border) /
A3
(297×420 mm)
10×15 cm (100×150 mm)
4”×6”
(101.6×152.4 mm)
8”×10”
(203.2 ×254 mm)
LETTER
(216×279.4 mm)
CARD SIZE (54×85.6 mm)
(1 picture, no border) /
(2 pictures) /
(4 pictures)
Print with date and text
With ‘TEXT STAMP’
Recording date and following information can be embedded into photographs (P.73).
Recording date NAME and AGE from ‘BABY’ and ‘PET’ scene modes
‘TRAVEL DATE’ elapsed days and destination Text registered in ‘TITLE EDIT’
• Do not add date printing in stores or with printers to pictures ‘TEXT STAMP’ is
applied (text may overlap).
Printing date without ‘TEXT STAMP’
Printing in store: Only recording date can be printed. Request date printing in store.
• Making ‘DPOF PRINT’ (P.78) settings on the camera in advance allows settings for
numbers of copies and date printing to be designated before giving the card to the store.
• When printing pictures of 16:9 aspect ratio, check in advance that the store can
accept this size.
Using computer :Print settings for recording date and text information can be made
using the supplied CD-ROM (PHOTOfunSTUDIO-viewer-).
Using printer
:Recording date can be printed by setting ‘DPOF PRINT’ on the
camera, or by setting ‘PRINT WITH DATE’ (P.85) to ‘ON’ when
connecting to a printer compatible with date printing.
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Items may not be displayed if incompatible with printer.
To arrange
‘2 pictures’ or
‘4 pictures’ in the same picture, set the number of
prints for the picture to 2 or 4.
To print to paper sizes/layouts not supported by this camera, set to
and make
settings on the printer. (Consult your printer’s operating manual.)
‘PRINT WITH DATE’ and ‘NUM. OF PRINTS’ items are not shown when DPOF
settings have been made.
Even if DPOF settings are made, dates may not be printed with some shops or
printers.
When setting ‘PRINT WITH DATE’ to ‘ON’, check the date printing settings on the
printer (printer settings may be prioritised).
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with other
devices
3 Viewing on TV screen
You can view pictures on a TV screen by
connecting your camera to your TV with the
AV cable (supplied) or component cable
(optional: DMW-HDC2).
Also consult TV operating manual.
Set-up:
• Set ‘TV ASPECT’. (P.26)
• Turn off both camera and TV.
1
2
3
4
Connect camera to TV
Turn on TV
Set to auxiliary input.
Turn on camera
View on TV with component terminal
Use component cable (optional: DMW-HDC2) to enjoy still and motion pictures in high
definition . Please check that the TV you are connecting to has a 1080i input terminal.
DMC-TZ5/DMC-TZ15 only
Connect the camera (COMPONENT OUT terminal) to a TV with a component cable,
and set the TV to receive component terminal input.
Set REC/PLAY switch to
Check socket direction and insert straight in.
(Damage to socket shape can lead to faulty
operation.)
Hold here
Check socket direction and insert straight in.
(Damage to socket shape can lead to faulty operation.)
To component terminals
(1080i-compatible)
Hold here
AUDIO
L
DIO
AU
R
Yellow: To video socket
Component cable
(sold separately, DMW-HDC2)
White: To audio socket
AV cable
• always use cable supplied
If your TV has an SD memory card slot,
you can view still pictures by inserting a card directly.
• Use SDHC-compatible TVs to playback images on SDHC memory cards.
Do not use any other AV cables except the supplied one.
You can view pictures on TVs in other countries (regions) which use the NTSC or PAL
system when you set ‘VIDEO OUT’ in SETUP menu.
‘LCD MODE’ setting is not reflected on TV.
Pictures can only be displyed on TV by using
mode.
Some televisions may cut off the edges of pictures, or not display them full screen.
Pictures rotated to portrait may be blurred slightly.
Change picture mode settings on TV if aspect ratios are not displayed correctly on
widescreen or high-definition televisions.
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To audio sockets
Playback cannot be performed in clipboard mode.
Blank stripes may appear at the sides or at the top and bottom of the screen, depending
on aspect ratio setting.
Images displayed vertically may be slightly blurred.
Pictures cannot be simultaneously displayed on the LCD monitor.
We recommend recording still pictures with ‘PICTURE SIZE’ of at least 2M, and motion
pictures with ‘PICTURE MODE’ set to ‘16:9H’ (DMC-TZ5/DMC-TZ15 only).
Do not use cables other than that specified here (optional, DMW-HDC2).
Output will be in 16:9 aspect ratio, regardless of ‘TV ASPECT’ setting.
Component output will be canceled if a USB connection cable is connected.
No picture output will occur through AV cables connected simultaneously.
Audio output is monaural.
Following functions cannot be set in playback mode.
DUAL PLAY (DMC-TZ5/DMC-TZ15 only), TITLE EDIT, TEXT STAMP, RESIZE,
TRIMMING, ASPECT CONV., AUDIO DUB., COPY, multiple selection (delete, etc) or
creating still pictures from motion pictures (DMC-TZ5/DMC-TZ15 only), etc.
Images may be momentarily distorted immediately after commencing playback or
pausing on certain televisions.
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1 List of LCD monitor displays
Press the display button to change display (P.14).
In recording
1
2 3
5
14
13
12
1
F3.3
1/30
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
Recording mode (P.15)
Flash mode (P.38)
Optical image stabilizer (P.62)
Jitter alert (P.30)
Metering mode (P.59)
Macro recording (P.40)
Tele macro (P.40)
AF area (P.30)
Focus (P.30)
Picture size (P.55)
Quality (P.55)
Battery capacity (P.18)
Number of recordable pictures (P.100)
2
3
4
5
1
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
CLIPBOARD mode (P.64)
Clipboard recording mode
1
COOL
R3
2
7
5s
3
2
3
4
5
6
6 5 4
7
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Save destination (P.18)
Recording state
Histogram (P.37)
Travel date (P.53)
Aperture value (P.30)
Shutter speed (P.30)
ISO sensitivity (P.57)
Intelligent ISO (P.56)
Current date/time
Focus range (P.41)
Zoom (P.32)
Burst mode (P.61)
Auto bracket (P.43)
Intelligent exposure (P.61)
High angle mode (P.22)
Auto power LCD (P.22)
Power LCD (P.22)
Exposure compensation (P.43)
Backlight Compensation (P.29)
Spot metering target (P.59)
Spot AF area (P.60)
In playback
1
14
13
12
11
10
9
8
1
2
3
4
5
2
3
100–0001
1
1/9
4
1ST DAY
5
6
AWB
F3.3 1/30
10:00 15.MAR.2008
7
PLAYBACK mode 1 (P.35)
Protected picture (P.79)
Favourites 2 (P.77)
Text stamped display (P.73)
Picture size 3 (P.55)
Quality (P.55)
Battery capacity (P.18)
Folder/File number 4
(P.25, 35, 82)
Save destination (P.18)
Picture number/Total pictures
Histogram 5 (P.37)
6 Exposure compensation (P.43)
7 Favourites settings (P.77)
8 Recorded date and time
Travel destination setting (P.53)/Name (P.48)/
Title (P.72)
Destination settings (P.54)
9
10 Recording information
1 month 10 days Age in years/months (P.48)
11 Travel elapsed days (P.53)
12
Power LCD (P.22)
13
Number of DPOF prints (P.78)
14
Motion pictures (P.68)
Picture with audio (P.68)
Cable disconnection warning icon (P.83)
CLIPBOARD mode (P.64)
1 Clipboard playing mode
2 Zoom mark
MOTION PICTURE mode (P.68)
3
6
6
Elapsed playback time
5 Motion picture recording time
6 DMC-TZ5/DMC-TZ15 only
4
White balance (P.58)
ISO sensitivity (P.57)
/
/
ISO LIMIT (P.56)
Colour mode (P.62)
MOTION PICTURE mode (P.52)
Available recording time
Elapsed recording time (P.52)
Minimum shutter speed (P.63)
Self-timer mode (P.42)
Travel elapsed days (P.53)
Name (P.48)/Travel Location (P.53)
Age in years/months (P.48)
Recorded date and time
AF assist lamp (P.63)
Continuous AF (P.60)
Audio recording (P.63)
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2 Message displays
THIS MEMORY CARD IS LOCKED
Release using the write-protect switch on the SD memory card or SDHC memory
card. (P.18)
NO VALID PICTURE TO PLAY
MEMORY CARD ERROR
THIS PICTURE IS PROTECTED
Release the protection before deleting, etc. (P.79)
SOME PICTURES CANNOT BE DELETED/THIS PICTURE CANNOT BE DELETED
Non-DCF images (P.35) cannot be deleted.
→ Save all necessary data to computer (or other device), and ‘FORMAT’ (P.27) card
to delete.
NO ADDITIONAL SELECTIONS CAN BE MADE
The number of pictures that can be deleted at once has been exceeded.
More than 999 pictures have been set as ‘FAVORITE’.
The number of pictures that can be set at once in ‘RESIZE (MULTI)’, ‘TEXT STAMP’,
or ‘TITLE EDIT’ has been exceeded.
CANNOT BE SET ON THIS PICTURE
DPOF settings, ‘TITLE EDIT’, or ‘TEXT STAMP’ cannot be made for non-DCF images
(P.35).
PLEASE TURN CAMERA OFF AND THEN ON AGAIN
Force has been applied to lens (or other component) and camera could not operate
correctly.
→ Turn on power again.
(Consult place of purchase 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 (P.35).
• Picture taken or edited on a different device.
PLEASE CHECK THE CARD
Access to card has failed.
→ Insert card again.
MEMORY CARD ERROR
Take pictures, or insert a different card already containing pictures.
BUILT-IN MEMORY ERROR
Meanings of and required responses to major messages displayed on LCD monitor.
MEMORY CARD PARAMETER ERROR
Card is not of SD standard. Only SDHC memory cards can be used for capacities of
4 GB or greater.
READ ERROR
PLEASE CHECK THE CARD
Data read has failed.
→ Check whether card has been inserted correctly (P.17).
WRITE ERROR
PLEASE CHECK THE CARD
Data write has failed.
→ Turn off power and remove card, before re-inserting and turning on power again.
Card may possibly be damaged.
MOTION RECORDING WAS CANCELLED DUE TO THE LIMITATION OF THE
WRITING SPEED OF THE CARD
We recommend using a card of at least 10 MB/s (as marked on its packaging, etc.).
Motion picture recording may be automatically terminated with certain cards.
A FOLDER CANNOT BE CREATED
Folder numbers in use have reached 999.
→ Save all necessary data to computer (or other device), and ‘FORMAT’ (P.27).
Folder number is reset to 100 when performing ‘NO.RESET’ (P.25).
PICTURE IS DISPLAYED FOR 4:3 TV/PICTURE IS DISPLAYED FOR 16:9 TV
AV cable is connected to camera.
• To remove message immediately → Press ‘MENU/SET’.
• To change aspect ratio → Change ‘TV ASPECT’ (P.26).
USB connection cable is only connected to camera.
→ Message disappears when cable is also connected to another device.
FORMAT BUILT-IN MEMORY?
Displayed when formatting built-in memory via computer, etc.
→ Reformat directly using camera (P.27).
MEMORY CARD ERROR
FORMAT THIS CARD?
Card cannot be recognised on this camera.
→ Save all necessary data to computer (or other device), and ‘FORMAT’ (P.27).
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Q&A
Try checking these items (P.93-97) first.
(Restoring menu settings to default values may solve certain problems.
Try using ‘RESET’ in SETUP menu in recording mode (P.25).)
Troubleshooting
FAQ
Battery, power
Camera does not work even if power is turned on.
Battery is not inserted correctly (P.17), or needs recharging (P.16).
LCD monitor shuts off even if power is turned on.
Camera is set to ‘POWER SAVE’ or ‘AUTO LCD OFF’ (P.24).
→ Press shutter button halfway to release.
Battery needs recharging.
Camera switches off as soon as power is turned on.
Battery needs recharging.
Camera is set to ‘POWER SAVE’. (P.24)
→ Press shutter button halfway to release.
Which cards can I use?
Using Panasonic cards is recommended.
• SD memory card (8 MB – 2 GB)
• SDHC memory card (4 GB – 16 GB)
For more details (P.18)
How can I easily send pictures to
my computer?
Connect the camera to your computer using the
supplied USB connection cable (P.81) to copy (drag
& drop) picture files to your computer hard disk.
Use a USB reader-writer.
Pictures appear dark or have poor colouring
Adjust the exposure (P.43).
Use WHITE BALANCE to adjust the colouring.
(e.g. Use ‘AWB’ for fluorescent lighting and
for
incandescent lighting.)
If this is still insufficient, try ‘Setting white balance manually
’ (P.58).
How do I get the date printed?
Make date printing settings before printing.
• In shop: Make DPOF settings (P.78), and request printing ‘with dates’.
• With printer: Make DPOF settings, and use a
printer compatible with date printing.
• With supplied software: Select ‘with dates’ within
print settings.
Use ‘TEXT STAMP’ before printing (P.73).
15/MAR/2008
15/MAR/2008
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Recording
Cannot record pictures.
REC/PLAY switch is not set to
(record).
Built-in memory/card is full. → Free space by deleting unwanted pictures (P.36).
Recording capacity is low.
Battery needs recharging .
→ Use a fully charged battery (not sold pre-charged). (P.16)
→ If you leave the camera on, the battery will be exhausted. Turn the camera off
frequently by using ‘POWER SAVE’ or ‘AUTO LCD OFF’ (P.24) etc.
Please check the recording picture capacity for cards and built-in memory. (P.100)
Recorded pictures look white.
Lens is dirty (fingerprints, etc.).
→ Turn on power to extract lens barrel, and clean lens surface with a soft, dry cloth.
Lens is foggy (P.12).
Recorded pictures are too bright/too dark.
Pictures taken in dark locations, or bright subjects (snow, bright conditions, etc.)
occupy most of the screen. (Brightness of LCD monitor may differ from that of actual
picture) → Adjust the exposure (P.43).
‘MIN. SHTR SPEED’ is set to fast speeds, e.g. ‘1/200’ (P.63).
2-3 pictures are taken when I press the shutter button just once.
Camera set to use ‘AUTO BRACKET’, ‘BURST’, or the ‘HI-SPEED BURST’ or ‘MULTI
ASPECT (DMC-TZ5/DMC-TZ15 only)’ scene modes. (P.43, 49, 51, 61)
Focus not aligned correctly.
Not set to mode appropriate for distance to subject. (Focus range varies according to recording mode.)
Subject outside of focus range.
Caused by jitter or subject movement (P.56, 62).
Recorded pictures are blurred. Optical image stabilizer ineffective.
Shutter speed is slower in dark locations and Optical image stabilizer is less effective.
→ Hold camera firmly with both hands, keeping arms close to body.
Use a tripod and the self-timer (P.42) when using ‘MIN. SHTR SPEED’.
Cannot use ‘AUTO BRACKET’ or ‘MULTI ASPECT’ (DMC-TZ5/DMC-TZ15 only).
Only enough memory for 2 pictures or fewer.
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Recording (continued)
Recorded pictures appear coarse, or there is interference.
ISO sensitivity is high, or shutter speed is low.
(Default SENSITIVITY setting is ‘AUTO’ – interference may appear with indoor
pictures.)
→ Lower ‘SENSITIVITY’ (P.57).
→ Set ‘COLOR MODE’ to ‘NATURAL’ (P.62)
→ 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)
Brightness or colouring of recorded picture different from real life.
Taking pictures under fluorescent lighting may require a faster shutter speed and
result in slightly changed brightness or colouring, but this is not a fault.
Reddish vertical line (smear) appears during recording.
This is a characteristic of CCD and may appear if subject contains
brighter areas. Some blurring may occur around these areas, but this is
not a fault. This will be recorded in motion pictures, but not in still pictures.
We recommend keeping the screen away from strong light sources such
as sunlight when taking pictures.
Motion picture recording stops midway.
Using MultiMediaCard (not compatible with motion picture recording).
We recommend using a card of at least 10 MB/s (as marked on its packaging, etc.).
With some cards, access display may appear briefly after recording, and recording
may end midway.
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.
Camera set to ‘AUTO LCD OFF’ (P.24).
(LCD monitor shuts off during flash recharging)
After recording, monitor shuts off until next picture can be recorded.
Brightness is unstable.
Aperture value is set while shutter button is pressed halfway.
(Does not affect recorded picture.)
Monitor flickers indoors.
Monitor may flicker after turning on (prevents influence from fluorescent lighting).
Monitor is too bright/too dark.
Adjust ‘MONITOR’ setting (P.22).
Camera set to ‘LCD MODE’ (P.22).
Black/blue/red/green dots or interference appears. Monitor looks distorted when
touched.
This is not a fault, and will not be recorded on the actual pictures, so there is no need to worry.
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Date/age is not displayed.
Current date, ‘TRAVEL DATE’ (P.53), and ages in ‘BABY’ and ‘PET’ (P.48) scene
modes are only displayed for approx. 5 sec. after start-up, setting changes, or mode
changes. They cannot be always displayed.
Flash
No flash emitted.
Flash set to ‘FORCED FLASH OFF ’ (P.38).
When set to ‘AUTO
’, flash may not be emitted in certain conditions.
Flash cannot be emitted in
(MOTION PICTURE mode), or the ‘SCENERY’,
‘NIGHT SCENERY’, ‘SUNSET’, ‘HI-SPEED BURST’, ‘FIREWORKS’, ‘STARRY SKY’,
and ‘AERIAL PHOTO’ scene modes, or when using ‘AUTO BRACKET’ or ‘BURST’.
Two flashes emitted
Red-eye reduction is active (P.38).
(Flashes twice to prevent eyes appearing red.)
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’. You can also rotate display manually using ‘ROTATE’
(P.76).
Cannot view pictures.
REC/PLAY switch is not set to
(play).
No pictures in built-in memory or card (pictures played from card if inserted, from builtin memory if not).
Camera set to ‘CATEGORY PLAY’ or ‘FAVORITE PLAY’.
→ Set playback mode to ‘NORMAL PLAY’ (P.69).
Folder/file number displayed as ‘-’. Picture is black.
Picture edited on computer or taken on different device.
Battery removed immediately after picture taken, or picture taken with low battery.
→ Use ‘FORMAT’ to delete (P.27).
Incorrect date displayed in calendar playback.
Picture edited on computer or taken on different device.
‘CLOCK SET’ is incorrect (P.19).
(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.
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Playback (continued)
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 of 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.
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.
TV, computer, printer
No image appears on TV. Image blurred or not coloured.
Not connected correctly (P.86, 87).
TV input setting not set to auxiliary input.
TV is not compatible with SDHC memory card. (When using SDHC memory card)
TV screen display different to LCD monitor.
Aspect ratio may be incorrect or edges may be cut off with certain televisions.
Cannot play motion pictures on TV.
Card is inserted into TV.
→ Connect with AV cable (supplied) or component cable (optional: DMW-HDC2) and
play on camera (P.86, 87).
Picture is not displayed on full TV screen.
Check ‘TV ASPECT’ settings (P.26).
Cannot send pictures to computer.
Not connected correctly (P.81).
Check whether computer has recognised camera.
Set ‘USB MODE’ to ‘PC’ (P.25).
Computer does not recognise card (only reads built-in memory).
Disconnect USB connection and reconnect with card in place.
Set mode dial to any except
.
I want to play computer pictures on my camera.
Use the supplied software PHOTOfunSTUDIO-viewer- to copy pictures from computer
to camera. To save to clipboard, use software to copy from computer to card, then
copy to clipboard folder with ‘COPY’ (P.80) in PLAYBACK menu.
Cannot print when connecting to printer.
Printer not compatible with PictBridge.
Set ‘USB MODE’ to ‘PictBridge (PTP)’ (P.25).
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Edges cut off pictures when printing.
Release any trimming or edgeless printing settings on printer before printing.
(Consult printer operating manual.)
Pictures taken on
‘ASPECT RATIO’.
→ If printing in shop, check if 16:9 sizes can be printed.
Others
Menu not displayed in desired language.
Change ‘LANGUAGE’ setting (P.27).
Camera rattles if shaken.
This sound is made by the lens movement and is not a fault.
Cannot set ‘AUTO REVIEW’.
Cannot be set when any of the following are in use: ‘AUTO BRACKET’, ‘BURST’, the
‘SELF PORTRAIT’, ‘HI-SPEED BURST’, and ‘MULTI ASPECT’ (DMC-TZ5/DMC-TZ15
only) scene modes, MOTION PICTURE mode, or ‘AUDIO REC.’.
Red lamp illuminated when pressing shutter button halfway in dark locations.
‘AF ASSIST LAMP’ set to ‘ON’ (P.63).
AF ASSIST LAMP is not illuminated.
‘AF ASSIST LAMP’ is set to ‘OFF’.
Not illuminated in bright locations or when using ‘SCENERY’, ‘NIGHT SCENERY’,
‘SELF PORTRAIT’, ‘FIREWORKS’, ‘AERIAL PHOTO’, or ‘SUNSET’ scene modes.
Camera is hot.
Camera may become a little warm during use, but this does not affect performance or
quality.
Lens makes a clicking noise.
When brightness changes, the lens may make a clicking noise and the monitor
brightness may also change, but this is due to aperture settings being made.
(Does not affect recording.)
Clock is incorrect.
Camera has been left for a long period.
→ Reset the clock (P.19).
(Date will be set to ‘0:00 0. 0. 0’ for pictures if clock is not set.)
Long time was taken to set clock (clock behind by this amount).
When using zoom, picture becomes slightly warped and the edges of the subject
become coloured.
Pictures may be slightly warped or coloured around the edges, depending on the
zoom ratio, but this is not a fault.
File numbers are not recorded in sequence.
File numbers are reset when new folders are created (P.82).
File numbers have jumped backwards.
Battery was removed/inserted with power on.
(Numbers may jump backwards if folder/file numbers are not correctly recorded.)
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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).
Caring for your camera
To clean your camera, remove the battery or disconnect AC cable, and wipe with a soft,
dry cloth.
Use a well-wrung wet cloth to remove stubborn stains, before wiping again with a dry
cloth.
Do not use benzene, thinners, alcohol, or kitchen detergent, as these may damage
the outer casing and finish of the camera.
If using a chemically-treated cloth, read the supplied instructions carefully.
Do not touch the lens barrier (P.13).
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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Memory cards
To prevent damage to cards and data
• Avoid high temperatures, direct sunlight, electromagnetic waves, and static
electricity.
• Do not bend, drop, or expose to strong impacts.
• Do not touch connectors on reverse of card or allow them to become dirty or wet.
When disposing of/transferring memory cards
• If using the ‘format’ or ‘delete’ functions on your camera or computer, this only
changes the file management information, and does not completely delete the data
from within the memory card. When disposing of or transferring your memory cards,
we recommend physically destroying the memory card itself, or using commercially
available computer data erasing software to completely delete the data from the
card. Data within memory cards should be managed responsibly.
Battery and Charger
Store battery in battery carrying case after use.
Do not use if damaged or dented (especially connectors),
e.g. by dropping (can cause faults).
Estimated recording capacity of 300 [330 1] pictures (P.16)
is based on the following CIPA 2 standards.
1 DMC-TZ4/DMC-TZ11
CIPA standards:
• Using Panasonic SD memory card (16 MB) • Using the
supplied battery • Temperature 23 °C, humidity 50% • NORMAL PICTURE mode •
LCD monitor ON (The number of recordable pictures decreases in AUTO POWER
LCD, POWER LCD, and HIGH ANGLE mode) • STABILIZER (MODE1) • First picture
taken 30 sec. after power turned on • 1 picture taken per 30 sec. • Full flash used for
every other picture • Zoom operation for each picture (max. W → max. T, or max. T
→ max. W) • Power turned off after each 10 pictures, battery allowed to cool
2 CIPA = Camera & Imaging Products Association
When charging
• Remove any dirt on connectors of charger and battery with dry cloth.
• Keep at least 1 m away from AM radio (may cause radio interference).
• Noises may be emitted from inside of charger, but this is not a fault.
• Always remove from mains socket after charging (up to 0.1 W consumed if left in
place).
(DMC-TZ5/DMC-TZ4 (EG/E) only)
Notice about the rechargeable battery
The battery is designated recyclable.
Please follow your local recycling regulations.
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Recording picture/time capacity
Figures given are estimates. May vary according to conditions, card type, and subject.
Recording capacities/times displayed on LCD monitor may not be reduced regularly.
Recording picture capacity (still pictures)
Varies according to ‘ASPECT RATIO’ (P.56), ‘PICTURE SIZE’ (P.55), or ‘QUALITY’
(P.55) settings.
1
DMC-TZ5/DMC-TZ15
2
DMC-TZ4/DMC-TZ11
ASPECT RATIO
PICTURE SIZE
QUALITY
Built-in memory
Memory
card
9M 1
8 M 2 7 M EZ 1 5 M EZ
3 M EZ
2 M EZ 0.3 M EZ
(3456×2592) (3264×2448) (3072×2304) (2560×1920) (2048×1536) (1600×1200) (640×480)
8.5 M 1 7 M 2 6 M EZ 1 4.5 M EZ 2.5 M EZ 7.5 M 1 6 M 2 5.5 M EZ 1 3.5 M EZ 2 M EZ
(3552×2368) (3264×2176) (3072×2048) (2560×1712) (2048×1360) (3712×2088) (3264×1840) (3072×1728) (2560×1440) (1920×1080)
10
22
12
25
14
28
20
40
32
62
51
97
240
400
11
23
14
28
15
32
22
45
36
69
12
25
16
33
18
37
27
53
47
16 MB
2
5
2
6
3
7
5
10
8
16
13
26
68
110
2
6
3
7
3
8
5
12
9
18
3
6
4
8
4
10
7
14
12
25
32 MB
6
12
6
14
7
16
11
23
18
36
29
56
145
230
6
13
7
16
8
18
13
26
20
40
7
14
9
19
10
21
15
30
27
53
64 MB
13
26
14
30
16
34
24
48
38
75
61
115
290
480
14
28
16
33
19
38
27
54
43
83
15
31
19
40
22
45
32
63
57 105
128 MB
27
55
30
61
35
69
50
99
78
150
125
230
600
970
29
58
34
69
39
78
56
110
88 165
31
63
41
81
46
92
66 125
115 220
57
110
68 135
77 150
110 210 170 330
62 120
80 155
91
256 MB
54
105
61
120
68
135
98
190
150
290
240
460 1170 1900
512 MB
105
210
120
240
135
270
195
380
300
590
480
910 2320 3770
115 220 135 260 150 300 210 430 340 650 125 240 160 310 180 350 250 500 450 860
91 180 130 250 220 430
1 GB
210
430
240
480
270
540
390
770
600 1180
970 1830 4640 7550
230 450 270 530 300 600 440 860 680 1310 250 490 320 630 360 710 520 1000 900 1720
2 GB
440
860
490
970
550 1090
790 1530 1220 2360 1920 3610 8780 12290
460 910 550 1070 620 1220 890 1700 1360 2560 500 990 650 1270 730 1420 1040 1980 1800 3410
4 GB
860 1690
970 1910 1090 2150 1560 3010 2410 4640 3770 7090 17240 24130
920 1800 1080 2110 1230 2410 1740 3350 2680 5020 990 1940 1280 2510 1450 2800 2040 3890 3540 6700
8 GB 1760 3450 1980 3890 2230 4380 3180 6130 4910 9440 7670 14440 35080 49120
1870 3660 2210 4300 2500 4910 3550 6820 5450 10230 2020 3960 2610 5110 2950 5710 4160 7920 7220 13640
16 GB 3550 6950 3980 7840 4490 8820 6410 12350 9880 19000 15440 29070 70590 98840
3770 7370 4450 8660 5040 9880 7160 13720 10980 20590 4080 7970 5250 10290 5950 11490 8370 15940 14530 27450
Recording time capacity (motion pictures)
Varies according to ‘PICTURE MODE’ (P.52) setting.
PICTURE MODE
Built-in memory
30fpsVGA
—
10fpsVGA
—
30fpsQVGA
1 min 43 s
10fpsQVGA
5 min
30fps16:9H
—
1
16 MB
6s
26 s
26 s
1 min 22 s
32 MB
17 s
58 s
59 s
2 min 55 s
—
4s
15fps16:9H
—
1
30fps16:9 (L)
—
3
10fps16:9 (L)
—
3
4s
5s
22 s
12 s
14 s
50 s
64 MB
39 s
2 min
2 min
6 min
13 s
29 s
33 s
1 min 45 s
128 MB
1 min 23 s
4 min 10 s
4 min 10 s
12 min 20 s
29 s
1 min 1 s
1 min 11 s
3 min 35 s
256 MB
2 min 45 s
8 min 10 s
8 min 10 s
24 min
1 min
2 min
2 min 20 s
7 min
Memory card 512 MB
5 min 30 s
16 min 20 s
16 min 20 s
47 min 50 s
2 min
4 min
4 min 40 s
14 min
1 GB
11 min
32 min 50 s
32 min 50 s
1 h 35 min
4 min
8 min 10 s
9 min 20 s
28 min 10 s
2 GB
22 min 30 s
1 h 7 min
1 h 7 min
3 h 15 min
8 min 20 s
16 min 50 s
19 min 20 s
57 min 30 s
4 GB
44 min 20 s
2 h 11 min
2 h 11 min
6 h 22 min
16 min 40 s
33 min 20 s
38 min
1 h 53 min
8 GB
1 h 30 min
4 h 28 min
4 h 28 min
12 h 59 min
33 min 50 s
1 h 7 min
1 h 17 min
3 h 50 min
16 GB
3 h 1 min
8 h 59 min
8 h 59 min
26 h 8 min
1 h 8 min
2 h 16 min
2 h 36 min
7 h 43 min
Motion pictures can be recorded continuously up to 15 minutes.
The maximum continuous recording time (up to 15 minute) is displayed on the screen.
(DMC-TZ5 (EG/PR/E), DMC-TZ4 (EG/E))
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3 Motion
pictures can be
recorded continuously
up to 15 minutes.
The maximum
continuous recording
time (up to 15 minute)
is displayed on the
screen.
(DMC-TZ5 (PL/SG),
DMC-TZ15 (GC),
DMC-TZ4 (PL),
DMC-TZ11 (GC))
Motion pictures can be recorded continuously up to 2 GB.
The maximum available recording time for up to 2 GB only is displayed the screen.
(DMC-TZ5 (PL/SG), DMC-TZ15 (GC), DMC-TZ4 (PL), DMC-TZ11 (GC))
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Others
6 Specifications
Digital Camera: Information for your safety
Power Source
Power Consumption
Camera effective pixels
Image sensor
Lens
Digital zoom
Extra optical zoom
Focus
Focus range
Normal/Motion picture
Macro/Intelligent Auto/
Clipboard
Scene mode
Shutter system
Motion picture recording
Burst recording
Burst speed
Number of recordable
pictures
Hi-speed burst
Burst speed
Number of recordable
pictures
ISO sensitivity
Shutter speed
White balance
Exposure (AE)
Metering mode
LCD monitor
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DC 5.1 V
When recording: 1.3 W (DMC-TZ5/DMC-TZ15)/1.2 W (DMC-TZ4/DMC-TZ11)
When playing back: 0.6 W
DMC-TZ5/DMC-TZ15: 9,100,000 pixels
DMC-TZ4/DMC-TZ11: 8,100,000 pixels
DMC-TZ5/DMC-TZ15: 1/2.33” CCD, total pixel number 10,700,000 pixels
DMC-TZ4/DMC-TZ11: 1/2.5” CCD, total pixel number 8,320,000 pixels
Primary colour filter
Optical 10 x zoom
f=4.7 mm to 47 mm (35 mm film camera equivalent: 28 mm to 280 mm)/F3.3 to F4.9
Max.4 x
Max. 16.9 x (DMC-TZ5/DMC-TZ15)/Max. 15.9 x (DMC-TZ4/DMC-TZ11)
Normal/Macro
Face detection/9-area-focusing/3-area-focusing (High speed)/
1-area-focusing (High speed)/1-area-focusing/Spot-focusing
50 cm (Wide)/2 m (Tele) to
5 cm (Wide)/1 m (Tele) to
(2 m unless max.T)
There may be difference in above settings.
Electronic shutter + Mechanical shutter
1280 × 720 pixels (DMC-TZ5/DMC-TZ15 only)/
848 × 480 pixels /640 × 480 pixels /320 × 240 pixels
( Only when using an SD Memory Card)
30,15 (DMC-TZ5/DMC-TZ15 only), or 10 frames/second with audio.
DMC-TZ5/DMC-TZ15: 2.5 pictures/second (Burst), Approx. 2 pictures/second (Unlimited)
DMC-TZ4/DMC-TZ11: 3 pictures/second (Burst), Approx. 2 pictures/second (Unlimited)
DMC-TZ5/DMC-TZ15: Max. 5 pictures (Standard), max. 3 pictures (Fine),
Depends on the remaining capacity of the built-in
memory or the card (Unlimited).
DMC-TZ4/DMC-TZ11: Max. 7 pictures (Standard), max. 4 pictures (Fine),
Depends on the remaining capacity of the built-in
memory or the card (Unlimited).
DMC-TZ5/DMC-TZ15: Approx. 6 pictures/second
DMC-TZ4/DMC-TZ11: Approx. 7 pictures/second
Approx. 20 pictures
(When using the built-in memory, immediately after formatting)
Max. 100 pictures (When using a card, differs depending on
the type of card and the recording conditions)
AUTO/100/200/400/800/1600
[HIGH SENS.] mode: 1600 - 6400
8 to 1/2000th
[STARRY SKY] mode: 15 seconds, 30 seconds, 60 seconds
AUTO/Daylight/Cloudy/Shade/Halogen/White set
AUTO (Programme AE)
Exposure compensation (1/3 EV Step, -2 EV to +2 EV)
Multiple/Centre weighted/Spot
DMC-TZ5/DMC-TZ15:
3.0” low-temperature polycrystalline TFT LCD (Approx. 460,800 dots)
(field of view ratio about 100%)
DMC-TZ4/DMC-TZ11:
2.5” amorphous silicon TFT LCD (Approx. 230,400 dots)
(field of view ratio about 100%)
Flash
Flash range: (ISO AUTO) Approx.60 cm to 5.3 m (Wide)
AUTO, AUTO/Red-eye reduction, Forced flash ON (Forced flash ON/
Red-eye reduction), Slow sync./Red-eye reduction, Forced flash OFF
Microphone
Monaural
Speaker
Monaural
Recording media
Built-in Memory (Approx. 50 MB)/SD Memory Card/SDHC Memory Card/
MultiMediaCard (Still pictures only)
Picture size
Still picture
When the aspect ratio setting is [
]
DMC-TZ5/DMC-TZ15:
3456 × 2592 pixels / 3072 × 2304 pixels / 2560×1920 pixels /
2048×1536 pixels / 1600 × 1200 pixels / 640 × 480 pixels
DMC-TZ4/DMC-TZ11:
3264 × 2448 pixels / 2560 × 1920 pixels / 2048 × 1536 pixels /
1600 × 1200 pixels / 640 × 480 pixels
When the aspect ratio setting is [
]
DMC-TZ5/DMC-TZ15: 3552 × 2368 pixels / 3072 × 2048 pixels /
2560 × 1712 pixels / 2048 × 1360 pixels
DMC-TZ4/DMC-TZ11:
3264 × 2176 pixels / 2560 × 1712 pixels / 2048 × 1360 pixels
]
When the aspect ratio setting is [
DMC-TZ5/DMC-TZ15: 3712 × 2088 pixels / 3072 × 1728 pixels /
2560 × 1440 pixels / 1920 × 1080 pixels
DMC-TZ4/DMC-TZ11:
3264 × 1840 pixels / 2560 × 1440 pixels / 1920 × 1080 pixels
Motion pictures
( Only when using an SD
Memory Card)
Quality
1280 × 720 pixels (DMC-TZ5/DMC-TZ15 only) / 848 × 480 pixels /
640 × 480 pixels /320 × 240 pixels
Fine/Standard
Recording file format
Still Picture
JPEG (based on Design rule for Camera File system, based on Exif 2.21
standard)/DPOF corresponding
Still pictures with audio
JPEG (based on Design rule for Camera File system, based on Exif 2.21
standard) + QuickTime
Motion pictures
QuickTime Motion JPEG
Interface
Digital: USB 2.0 (High Speed)
Analog video/audio:
NTSC/PAL Composite (Switched by menu), Component/Audio line output
(monaural)
Terminal
COMPONENT OUT: Dedicated jack (10 pin)
DIGITAL/AV OUT: Dedicated jack (8 pin)
DC IN: Dedicated jack (2 pin)
Dimensions (excluding the
projection part)
DMC-TZ5/DMC-TZ15: Approx. 103.3 mm (W) × 59.3 mm (H) × 36.5 mm (D)
DMC-TZ4/DMC-TZ11: Approx. 103.3 mm (W) × 59.3 mm (H) × 36.2 mm (D)
Mass
Excluding card and battery: DMC-TZ5/DMC-TZ15 Approx. 214
DMC-TZ4/DMC-TZ11 Approx. 208
With card and battery: DMC-TZ5/DMC-TZ15 Approx. 240
DMC-TZ4/DMC-TZ11 Approx. 234
Operating temperature
0 °C to 40 °C
Operating humidity
10% to 80%
Battery charger: Information for your safety
Output
Input
CHARGE 4.2 V
0.8 A
110 V to 240 V 50/60Hz, 0.2 A
Battery Pack (lithium-ion): Information for your safety
Voltage/capacity
3.7 V 1000 mAh
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