Panasonic DMC-LS80 Operating instructions

Panasonic DMC-LS80 Operating instructions

Operating Instructions

Digital Camera

Model No.

DMC-LS80

Before connecting, operating or adjusting this product, please read the instructions completely.

For USA assistance, please call: 1-800-211-Pana (7262) or, contact us via the web at: http://www.panasonic.com/contactinfo

For Canadian assistance, please call: 1-800-99-LUMIX (1-800-995-8649) or send e-mail to: [email protected]

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Before Use

Dear Customer,

Thank you for choosing Panasonic!

You have purchased one of the most sophisticated and reliable products on the market today. Used properly, we’re sure it will bring you and your family years of enjoyment. Please take time to fi ll in the information in the box below.

The serial number is on the tag located on the underside of your Camera. Be sure to retain this manual as your convenient

Camera information source.

Model No.

Serial No.

Information for Your

Safety

Carefully observe copyright laws.

Recording of pre-recorded tapes or discs or other published or broadcast material for purposes other than your

own private use may infringe copyright laws. Even for the purpose of private use, recording of certain material may be restricted.

Please note that the actual controls and components, menu items, etc. of your Digital Camera may look somewhat different from those shown in the illustrations in these Operating

Instructions.

SDHC Logo is a trademark.

Other names, company names, and product names printed in these instructions are trademarks or registered trademarks of the companies concerned.

THE SOCKET OUTLET SHALL BE

INSTALLED NEAR THE EQUIPMENT

AND SHALL BE EASILY ACCESSIBLE.

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.

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.

Product Identifi cation Marking is located on the bottom of unit.

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Before Use

THE FOLLOWING APPLIES ONLY IN

THE U.S.A.

FCC Note:

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a

Class B digital device, pursuant to

Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.

However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause

• harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct

• the interference by one or more of the following measures:

Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.

Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.

Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which

• the receiver is connected.

Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

FCC Caution: To assure continued compliance, follow the attached installation instructions and use only shielded interface cables with ferrite core when connecting to computer or peripheral devices.

Any changes or modifi cations not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate this equipment.

Declaration of Conformity

Trade Name: Panasonic

Model No.: DMC-LS80

Responsible party: Panasonic

Corporation of North

America

One Panasonic Way,

Secaucus, NJ 07094

Support Contact: Panasonic Consumer

Electronics Company

1-800-211-PANA(7262)

This device complies with Part 15 of the

FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

DMC-LS80

THE FOLLOWING APPLIES ONLY IN

CANADA.

This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.

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-If you see this symbol-

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.

Care for the camera

Do not strongly shake or bump

the camera. The camera may not be operated normally, recording of pictures may be disabled or the lens and the LCD monitor may be damaged.

Sand or dust may cause the camera to malfunction. Make sure that sand or dust does not get into the lens, the fl ash or the terminals when using the camera on a beach etc.

Make sure that water does not get into the camera when using it on a rainy day or on a beach.

This camera is not waterproof.

In case the camera comes into contact with water, wipe it off with a dry cloth.

When the camera does not operate normally, contact your dealer or your nearest Service Center.

Before Use

About the LCD monitor

Do not press the LCD monitor with excessive force. Uneven colors may appear on the LCD monitor and it may malfunction.

Condensation may form on the LCD monitor in places with large temperature differences. Wipe the condensation with a soft, dry cloth.

If the camera is cold when you turn it on, the picture on the LCD monitor will be slightly darker than usual at fi rst.

However, the picture will return to normal brightness when the internal temperature of the camera increases.

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 in pictures stored in the built-in memory or a card.

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Before Use

About the Lens

Do not press the lens or the lens barrel with excessive force.

Do not leave the camera with the lens facing the sun as rays of light from the sun may cause it to malfunction. Also, be careful when you leave the camera outside or near a window.

Condensation occurs when the ambient temperature or humidity changes as described below. Be careful of condensation since it causes lens stains, fungus and camera malfunction.

About Condensation (When the lens is fogged up)

When the camera is taken from the cold outdoors to the warm indoors

When the camera is taken from outside

– to inside an air-conditioned car

When cool wind from an air conditioner

– etc. blows directly on the camera

In humid places

To prevent condensation, put the camera in a plastic bag until the temperature of the camera is close to the ambient temperature. If condensation occurs, turn the camera off and leave it for about 2 hours. The fog will disappear naturally when the temperature of the camera becomes close to the ambient temperature.

When not using the camera for a long period of time

Store the batteries in a cool and dry place with a relatively stable temperature.

[Recommended temperature:

15 °C to 25 °C (59 °F to 77 °F),

Recommended humidity: 40% to 60%]

Always remove the batteries and the card from the camera.

If the batteries are left inserted in the camera they will discharge as a weak electric current passes through them even if the camera is turned off. [Read

P 12 for information about Ni-MH (nickel metal hydride) batteries.]

We recommend storing the camera with a desiccant (silica gel) when you keep it in a closet or a cabinet.

About cards that can be used in this unit

You can use an SD Memory Card, an SDHC Memory Card and a

MultiMediaCard.

When the term card is used in these operating instructions this refers to the following types of Memory Cards.

SD Memory Card (8 MB to 2 GB)

SDHC Memory Card (4 GB to 16 GB)

– MultiMediaCard

More specifi c information about memory

• cards that can be used with this unit.

When you use a card of 4 MB or more capacity, you can use only the SDHC

Memory Card with SDHC logo that is based on the SD Standard.

A MultiMediaCard is compatible with still pictures only.

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Contents

Before Use

Information for Your Safety ....................... 2

Preparation

Standard Accessories ............................... 8

Names of the Components ....................... 9

Quick Guide ............................................ 10

About the Batteries ................................. 11

Inserting/Removing the Batteries/

Card (Optional) ................................... 15

About the Built-in Memory/the Card ....... 16

Setting Up the Clock (Turning the camera [ON] for the fi rst time) ................ 17

Checking the clock setting .................. 17

Changing the clock setting.................. 17

Basics of Modes and Menus .................. 18

About the mode .................................. 18

About the menu .................................. 19

Basic settings (Setup menu) ................... 20

BATTERY TYPE ................................. 21

CLOCK SET ....................................... 21

WORLD TIME ..................................... 21

MONITOR ........................................... 21

LCD MODE ......................................... 21

BEEP .................................................. 21

GUIDE LINE ....................................... 21

TRAVEL DATE ................................... 21

ECONOMY ......................................... 22

AUTO REVIEW................................... 22

NO.RESET ......................................... 22

RESET ................................................ 23

USB MODE......................................... 23

VIDEO OUT ........................................ 23

TV ASPECT ........................................ 23

SCENE MENU .................................... 23

FORMAT............................................. 23

LANGUAGE ........................................ 24

DEMO MODE ..................................... 24

LCD Monitor and Changes to the Display .......................................... 25

Basic

Taking Pictures Easily

( Intelligent Mode) .......................... 26

Taking Pictures in the Desired Setting

( Normal Picture Mode) .................. 28

Photography basics

– exposure, focus, and color............... 29

Taking Pictures with the Zoom ............... 31

Using the optical zoom / the extended optical zoom (EZ) ....... 31

Using the easy zoom button ............... 32

Using the digital zoom ....................... 33

Playing Back Pictures

(

Q

Normal playback mode) .............. 34

Deleting Pictures .................................... 35

Advanced-Shooting

About the LCD Monitor ........................... 37

Changing the information displayed ... 37

Making the LCD monitor easier to see

(LCD mode) ...................................... 38

Taking Pictures

Using the Built-in Flash ....................... 39

Taking Close-up Pictures

(AF w Macro Shooting) ..................... 42

Taking Pictures with the Self-timer ......... 43

Compensating the Exposure .................. 44

Auto Bracket Recording .......................... 45

Scene Mode ........................................... 46

Portrait mode .................................. 47

Soft skin mode ................................ 47

Self portrait mode............................ 47

Scenery mode ................................. 47

Sports mode.................................... 48

Night portrait mode ......................... 48

Night scenery mode ........................ 48

Food mode ...................................... 48

Party mode...................................... 49

Candle light mode ........................... 49

Baby mode 1 ................................... 49

Baby mode 2 ................................... 49

Pet mode......................................... 50

Sunset mode ................................... 50

High sensitivity mode ...................... 50

High-speed burst mode................... 50

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Starry sky mode .............................. 51

Fireworks mode .............................. 52

Beach mode .................................... 52

Snow mode ..................................... 52

Aerial photo mode ........................... 52

Motion Picture Mode ............................... 53

Vacation Date Recording ........................ 55

Displaying the Time at the Travel

Destination .......................................... 57

Using the [REC] Mode Menu .................. 59

[PICTURE SIZE] / [QUALITY] ............. 60

[ASPECT RATIO] ............................... 61

[INTELLIGENT ISO] ........................... 61

[SENSITIVITY] .................................... 62

[WHITE BALANCE] ............................ 62

[AF MODE] / [QUICK AF] ................... 64

[BURST].............................................. 65

[COLOR MODE] ................................. 65

[STABILIZER] ..................................... 66

[AF ASSIST LAMP]............................. 66

Advanced-Viewing

Displaying Multiple Screens

(Multi Playback) .................................. 67

Displaying Pictures by Recording Date

( CALENDAR) ............................... 68

Using the Playback Zoom ....................... 69

Playing Back Pictures Automatically

( a

Slide Show) ................................. 70

Searching by Recording Information

( Category Play) ............................ 71

Playing Back Your Favorite Pictures

(

Favorite Play) .................................. 72

Playing Back Motion Pictures ................. 73

Using the [PLAYBACK] Mode Menu ...... 74

[CALENDAR] ...................................... 74

[TITLE EDIT] ....................................... 74

[TEXT STAMP] ................................... 76

[RESIZE] ............................................. 78

[TRIMMING]........................................ 79

[ASPECT CONV.] ............................... 80

[ROTATE] / [ROTATE DISP.] ............. 81

[FAVORITE] ........................................ 82

[DPOF PRINT] .................................... 83

[PROTECT]......................................... 85

[COPY]................................................ 86

Connecting to other equipment

Connecting to a PC ................................ 87

Connecting to a PictBridge-compliant

Printer ................................................. 90

Playing Back Pictures with a

TV Screen ........................................... 94

Others

Screen Display ....................................... 95

Cautions for Use ..................................... 97

Message Display .................................... 99

Troubleshooting .................................... 101

Number of Recordable Pictures and

Available Recording Time ................. 107

Specifi cations ....................................... 110

Digital Camera Accessory System ....... 113

Digital Camera Accessory Order Form

(For USA Customers) ....................... 114

Request for Service Notice

(For USA Only) ................................. 115

Limited Warranty (For USA Only) ......... 116

Customer Services Directory

(For USA Only) ................................. 118

Précautions à prendre

(Pour le Canada seulement) ............. 119

Index ..................................................... 121

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Preparation

Standard Accessories

Before using your camera, check the contents.

Batteries

AA Alkaline batteries (LR6)

Strap

VFC4297

AV Cable

K1HA08CD0027

USB Connection Cable

K1HA08CD0023

CD-ROM

Card is optional.

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

For information about optional accessories, please refer to “Digital

Camera Accessory System”. ( P113 )

If any of the accessories are lost, customers in the USA should contact

Panasonic’s parts department at 1 800

833-9626 and customers in Canada should contact 1 800 99-LUMIX (1-8-

995-8649) for further information about obtaining.

About illustrations in these operating instructions

Please note that the appearance of the product, the illustration or the menu screen are a little different from those in actual use.

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Preparation

Names of the Components

6

10

1 2

3

4 5

7 8

11

12

13

14 16

15 17

18

19

20

22 23

AV OUT

DIGITAL

9

21

22

23

Tripod receptacle

When you use a tripod, make sure the tripod is stable with the camera attached to it.

Battery door ( P15 )

7

8

9

3

4

1

2

5

6

10

11

12

13

14

15

[E. ZOOM] (Easy zoom) button ( P32 )

Zoom lever ( P31 )

Shutter button ( P26 , 53 )

Microphone ( P53 )

Flash ( P39 )

Self-timer indicator ( P43 )

AF assist lamp ( P66 )

Lens part

Lens barrel

[AV OUT/DIGITAL] socket

( P87 , 90 , 94 )

LCD monitor ( P37 , 95 )

Recording/playback switch ( P18 )

[MENU/SET] button ( P17 )

Camera ON/OFF switch ( P17 )

[MODE] button ( P18 )

Cursor buttons w

/Self-timer button ( P43 ) r

/Macro button ( P42 ) q

/Flash mode button ( P39 ) e

/Exposure compensation ( P44 )

/Auto bracket ( P45 ) /Backlight

• compensation ( P27 ) button

In these operating instructions, operations using the cursor buttons are described as follows.

e.g.: When you press the r

button.

16

17

18

19

20

21

Status indicator ( P15 , 22 , 25 )

[DISPLAY] button ( P37 )

[Q.MENU] ( P59 ) /Delete ( P35 ) button

DC coupler door ( P87 , 90 , 113 )

Card door ( P15 )

Strap eyelet

Attach the strap when using the camera to prevent it from dropping.

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Quick Guide

This is the overview of the procedure to record pictures with this camera. For each operation, be sure to refer to the corresponding pages.

1 Insert the batteries.

Preparation

3 Play back the pictures.

1

2

1

Set the recording/playback switch to

[Q].

2

Select the picture you want to view.

( P34 )

When you do not use the card

(optional), you can record or play back pictures on the built-in memory. Refer to P 16 when you use a card.

2 Turn the camera on to take pictures.

Set the clock. ( P17 )

Select the type of battery in use in

[BATTERY TYPE] in the [SETUP] menu. ( P21 )

2

1

1

Set the recording/playback switch to

[ ].

2

Press the shutter button to take pictures.

( P28 )

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Preparation

About the Batteries

Usable batteries

AA Alkaline batteries (supplied)

AA Rechargeable Ni-MH (nickel metal hydride) batteries (optional)

AA Oxyride batteries (optional)

One of the following messages appears when you insert batteries for the fi rst time, change the batteries when they become exhausted etc.

[CURRENT BATTERY TYPE SETTING:

ALKALINE/Ni-MH] / [CURRENT

BATTERY TYPE SETTING: OXYRIDE]

If the batteries inserted are different from the type displayed in the message, set [BATTERY TYPE] in the

[SETUP] menu. ( P21 )

The battery type that is set can be distinguished by the color of the battery indication (white or blue).

8 M

3

A:

B:

A

When alkaline/Ni-MH batteries are selected

The battery indication turns white.

B

When oxyride batteries are selected

The battery indication turns blue.

We recommend using Panasonic batteries.

Battery performance may vary greatly depending on the brand used and the storage life and conditions of the batteries.

Battery performance temporarily deteriorates in low temperature conditions [10 °C (50 °F) or less].

However, it recovers when the temperature returns to normal.

Depending on the temperature and the conditions of use, the camera may not operate properly and the batteries may become exhausted without warning because the battery indication is not displayed correctly. This is not a malfunction.

We recommend turning the camera off frequently while recording to conserve battery power for longer battery life. If you will be using the camera for long periods of time, using rechargeable Ni-

MH batteries is recommended.

Exhausted batteries may recover some performance if left for a period of time.

However, they cannot be used for a long time. Be sure to replace them with new batteries.

Unusable batteries

Manganese batteries

Nickel batteries

Lithium batteries

Ni-Cd batteries

Operation is not guaranteed when using the batteries listed above. The batteries can leak and the following malfunctions can occur:

– The remaining battery power is not displayed accurately.

The camera does not turn on.

Data written to the built-in memory or the card is damaged resulting in loss of the photographs.

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Preparation

Battery shapes that cannot be used

Batteries with unusual shapes cause leakage, heat generation or explosion if inserted in the camera.

Batteries with the covering partly or fully peeled off. Never use these batteries.

(Refer to the illustration below.)

• All or part of the covering on the battery is peeled off.

• The ) pole is fl at.

• the ambient temperature is low [10 °C

(50 °F) or less]. This is particularly true when using alkaline or oxyride batteries so warm them in your pocket etc. before using them. Make sure that no metal objects such as a lighter are placed together with the batteries when warming them in your pocket.

If there is grease or dirt on the battery poles, the recording/playback time may become extremely short. Before inserting the batteries, clean the battery terminals with a soft, dry cloth.

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

Proper Care and Handling of Batteries

Mishandling batteries may cause leakage, heat generation, fi re or explosion. Observe the following.

Do not heat or expose to fl ame.

Do not leave the batteries in an automobile exposed to direct sunlight for a long period of time with doors and windows closed.

Do not splash batteries with water/sea water or wet battery terminals.

Do not peel off or scratch the covering on batteries.

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

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

Do not store batteries in high humidity areas or high temperatures.

Keep batteries away from children.

Always use 2 new batteries of the same type when replacing batteries.

Remove the batteries if you do not intend to use the unit for a long time.

Batteries may heat up soon after you start using the unit. Turn the camera off and wait until the battery temperature decreases before removing them.

Battery performance deteriorates and recording/playback time decreases when

If battery electrolyte spills on your hands or clothes, thoroughly wash them with water. Battery electrolyte can cause loss of sight if it comes into contact with your eyes. Do not rub your eyes. Wash them immediately with clean water and consult a doctor.

Ni-MH Batteries (Nickel Metal Hydride)

You can use Ni-MH batteries after charging them with a nickel metal hydride battery charger. However, improper handling of the batteries may cause leakage, heat generation, fi re or explosion. Observe the

• following.

If rechargeable batteries are to be used, rechargeable batteries manufactured by

Panasonic are recommended.

If there is dirt on the battery poles, you may not be able to charge normally.

Clean the battery poles and the battery recharger terminals with a soft, dry cloth.

When charging batteries for the fi rst time, or after having not used them for a long period of time, they may not charge fully.

This is a feature of Ni-MH batteries and is not a malfunction. Battery performance will become normal after a few charges

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• and discharges.

We recommend charging the batteries after they are fully discharged. If you charge the batteries before they are fully discharged, it can reduce battery performance. This is called “memory effect”.

If “memory effect” occurs, continue using

• the batteries until the camera stops working and then charge them fully.

Battery performance will be restored after a few charges and discharges.

Over time Ni-MH batteries naturally discharge and their capacity lowers even when they are not used.

Once the batteries have reached full •

• charge, do not continue to charge them.

Do not peel off or scratch the covering on

Ni-MH batteries.

Read the operating instructions for the battery charger.

Ni-MH batteries have a limited life. Battery capacity gradually decreases over time. If the length of time you can use the camera is extremely short even after fully charging the batteries, they may have exceeded

• their life span. Purchase new batteries.

Battery life differs depending on the conditions of storage and usage and the environment.

period of time

If the batteries are left in the camera they will discharge. This is because a and may become unusable even if charged.

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

Preparation

Battery life

The number of recordable pictures (By

CIPA standard in normal picture mode

[ ]

)

When not using the batteries for a long

small electrical current continues to fl ow even when the camera is turned off. If the batteries continue to be left in the camera, they will discharge excessively

Batteries Used

Panasonic Alkaline batteries

(supplied or optional)

Fully charged

Panasonic Ni-MH batteries (optional)

Panasonic Oxyride batteries (optional)

on* 1 .

Number of recordable pictures (Approx.)

180 pictures

(90 min)

470 pictures

(235 min)

270 pictures

(135 min)

Recording conditions by CIPA standard

Temperature: 23 °C (73.4 °F)/

Humidity: 50% when the LCD monitor is

Using a Panasonic SD Memory Card

(16 MB)

Starting recording 30 seconds after the camera is turned on. (When the optical image stabilizer function is set to

[MODE2])

Recording once every 30 seconds,

• with full fl ash every second recording.

Rotating the zoom lever from Tele to

Wide or vice versa in every recording.

Turning the camera off every 10

* 1 recordings./Leaving the camera until the batteries cool down.

The number of recordable pictures decreases when the auto power LCD, power LCD or high angle mode is used

( P38 ) .

CIPA is an abbreviation of [Camera &

Imaging Products Association].

The number of recordable pictures varies depending on the recording interval time. If the recording interval time becomes longer, the number of recordable pictures decreases.

(e.g. When recording once every 2 minutes: about 1/4 the number when recording once every 30 seconds)

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Preparation

The number of recordable pictures in low temperatures (In normal picture

mode [ ]

when the temperature is 0 °C

(32 °F) and other recording conditions comply with CIPA standard.)

Batteries Used

Number of recordable pictures (Approx)

Panasonic Alkaline batteries

(supplied or optional)

Fully charged

Panasonic Ni-MH batteries (optional)

Panasonic Oxyride batteries (optional)

40 pictures

(20 min)

390 pictures

(195 min)

50 pictures

(25 min)

• Please note that the performance of alkaline batteries and oxyride batteries signifi cantly decreases in low temperature conditions.

Playback time

Continuous playback time (Approx.)

Batteries Used

Panasonic Alkaline batteries

(supplied or optional)

Fully charged

Panasonic Ni-MH batteries (optional)

Panasonic Oxyride batteries (optional)

420 min

610 min

430 min

The number of recordable pictures and playback time will vary depending on the operating conditions and how the battery is stored.

The number of recordable pictures and the playback time will also vary depending on the brand and type of batteries used.

We recommend using economy mode

( P22 ) or turning off the camera frequently while recording to maintain battery power.

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Preparation

Inserting/Removing the Batteries/Card

(Optional)

Check that the camera is turned off.

Use alkaline batteries (supplied), Ni-MH batteries (optional) or oxyride batteries

(optional).

Prepare a card.

You can record or play back pictures on the built-in memory when you are not using a card. ( P16 )

1

Slide the battery door A or the

card door B to open it.

• The card may be damaged if it is not fully inserted.

3

1Close the battery door or the

card door.

2Slide the battery door or the

card door to the end and then close it fi rmly.

1

A

1

2

1

2

B

3

Press and keep the lever down and slide the door.

2 Batteries:

Insert the batteries with the ( and )

poles aligned correctly.

Card:

Insert the card with the label side facing the back of the camera until it clicks and locks.

To remove the card, push the card until it clicks, then pull the card out upright.

1 2

If the card door cannot be completely closed, remove the card, check its direction and insert it again.

Select the battery type being used in [BATTERY TYPE] in the [SETUP] menu. ( P21 )

Remove the batteries after use.

Remove the batteries after the LCD monitor and the status indicator

(green) turn off. Otherwise, the settings on the camera may not be stored properly.

Do not remove or insert the batteries or the card while the unit is on, particularly while accessing the built-in memory or the card. This can damage data.

We recommend using Panasonic’s SD

Memory Card/SDHC Memory Card.

• Do not touch the connection terminals on the back side of the card.

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Preparation

About the Built-in Memory/the Card

The built-in memory can be used as a temporary storage device when the card being used becomes full.

Built-in Memory [ ]

You can record or play back pictures

on the built-in memory when you are not using a card. (The built-in memory cannot be used when a card is inserted.)

You can copy pictures from the builtin memory to a card ( P86 ) .

The built-in memory capacity is about

24 MB.

Picture size is fi xed to QVGA (320 ×

240 pixels) when recording motion pictures to the built-in memory.

Card [ ]

You can record or play back pictures on a card.

About SD Memory Card (optional),

SDHC Memory Card (optional) and

MultiMediaCard (optional)

The SD Memory Card, the SDHC

Memory Card and the MultiMediaCard are small, lightweight, removable external memory cards. Read P 5 for information about cards that can be used in this unit.

The SDHC Memory Card is a memory card standard decided by the SD

Association in 2006 for high capacity memory cards more than 2 GB.

The reading/writing speed of the SD

Memory Card and the SDHC Memory

Card is fast. The SD Memory Card and the SDHC Memory Card are equipped with a Write-Protect switch

A

that can inhibit writing

A and formatting. (When the switch is slid to the [LOCK] side, it is not possible to write or delete data on the card and format it. When the switch is unlocked, these functions become available.)

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This unit supports SD Memory Cards formatted in the FAT12 and FAT16 systems that comply with SD Memory

Card Specifi cations. It also supports

SDHC Memory Cards formatted in the

FAT32 system.

This unit (SDHC compliant equipment) supports both SD Memory Cards and

SDHC Memory Cards. You can use

SDHC Memory Cards on equipment that supports them. You cannot use

SDHC Memory Cards on equipment that supports SD Memory Cards only.

(When you use SDHC Memory Cards on other equipment, make sure to read the equipment’s operating instructions. If you

• intend to have your pictures printed by someone, fi rst fi nd out if they are able to use SDHC Memory Cards.)

Please confi rm the latest information on the following website.

http://panasonic.co.jp/pavc/global/cs

(This site is in English only.)

Refer to P 107 for the number of recordable pictures and available recording time on a card.

Use the high speed SD Memory Card or the high speed SDHC Memory Card for motion picture recording.

Save important data in such places as your PC as well. Electromagnetic waves, static electricity, unit malfunctions, card damages and other factors may destroy or erase data.

If the card was formatted on a PC or other equipment, format it again on the camera. ( P23 )

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

Preparation

Setting Up the Clock

(Turning the camera [ON] for the fi rst time)

Initial setting

The clock is not set when the camera is shipped. When you turn the camera on, the following screen appears. (It does not appear in playback mode.)

3 Press [MENU/SET].

When [MENU/SET] has been pressed to complete the settings without the clock having been set, set the clock correctly by following the “Changing the clock setting (In normal picture mode)” procedure below.

PLEASE SET THE CLOCK

3 CLOCK SET

Checking the clock setting

Press [DISPLAY] several times.

– Current date and time will be displayed on the bottom left of the screen for about 5 seconds.

Changing the clock setting

1

Press [MENU/SET].

2

Press e/r to select [CLOCK SET].

3

Press q and perform steps 2 and 3 for setting.

4

Press [MENU/SET] to close the menu.

You can also set the clock in the

[SETUP] menu. ( P20 )

1 Press [MENU/SET].

2

Press e/r/w/q to select the date

and time.

3

CLOCK SET

0

:

00

.

JAN

.

1

.

2008

M/D/Y

CANCEL

A

SELECT

A

Time at the home area

B

Time at the travel destination ( P57 )

C

Appearence w

/q : Select the desired item.

e

/r : Set date, time and the display order for the date and time.

A

To cancel without setting the clock.

When batteries have been inserted for more than 3 hours, the clock setting is stored in the camera for approximately 3 months even if the batteries are removed.

You can set the year from 2000 to 2099.

The 24-hour system is used.

Set the date so that the correct date is printed when you order prints or use the text stamp.

If the clock is set, the correct date can be printed even if the date is not displayed on the screen of the camera.

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Basics of Modes and Menus

About the mode

Selecting recording modes or playback mode.

Recording/playback switch

1

2

3

Slide the recording/playback switch to (up) or

Q

(down).

: Recording mode

Q

: Playback mode

Press [MODE] to display the mode selection screen.

(Example: Normal picture mode)

REC MODE

INTELLIGENT

NORMAL PICTURE

SCENE MODE

MOTION PICTURE

SELECT SET

Select a mode using e/r and

press [MENU/SET] to close the menu.

Refer to corresponding page for more details on each mode. (Right)

Recording mode

Intelligent mode P26

Taking pictures easily.

Normal picture mode P28

Taking pictures in the desired setting.

Scene mode P46

Taking pictures according to the scene.

i

Motion pictures mode P53

This mode allows you to record motion pictures.

Playback mode

Normal playback mode P34

Playing back the pictures normally.

a

Slide show mode P70

Playing back the pictures continuously.

Category playback mode P71

Playing back the pictures by recorded information.

Favorite playback mode P72

Playing back the pictures set as your favorite.

Pictures do not appear when the

[FAVORITE] is set to [OFF]

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Preparation

About the menu

This camera contains various menus to enable you to setup your own preferences for recording and playing. Displayed menu items vary depending on each mode.

P20 Setup menu (Common in recording mode / playback mode)

To setup the default setting of the camera, such as the batteries, clock, etc.

Recording menu (Only in recording mode)

To setup the picture size, ISO sensitivity, etc.

Playback menu (Only in playback mode)

To setup the preference for editing, printing (DPOF), etc.

P59

P74

Changing the menu settings

Example shown below describes how to set recording menu (in normal picture mode [ ])

Press [MENU/SET].

When switching to SETUP menu

REC

PICTURE SIZE

QUALITY

ASPECT RATIO

INTELLIGENT ISO

SENSITIVITY

SELECT

OFF

AUTO

EXIT

REC

PICTURE SIZE

QUALITY

ASPECT RATIO

INTELLIGENT ISO

SENSITIVITY

SELECT

OFF

AUTO

EXIT

Move to the menu icons

Select item

REC

PICTURE SIZE

QUALITY

ASPECT RATIO

INTELLIGENT ISO

SENSITIVITY

SELECT

OFF

AUTO

EXIT

REC

PICTURE SIZE

QUALITY

ASPECT RATIO

INTELLIGENT ISO

SENSITIVITY

SELECT

OFF

AUTO

EXIT

SETUP

BATTERY TYPE

CLOCK SET

WORLD TIME

MONITOR

LCD MODE

SELECT EXIT

OFF

Select

How to switch the screen to the next or previous page.

Indicating the fi rst page of a 3-page menu.

You can move to the next page by pressing r on the item at the bottom.

Show the setting

REC

PICTURE SIZE

QUALITY

ASPECT RATIO

INTELLIGENT ISO

SENSITIVITY

SELECT SET

Select the setting

REC

PICTURE SIZE

QUALITY

ASPECT RATIO

INTELLIGENT ISO

SENSITIVITY

SELECT SET

Confi rm

Exit

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Basic settings

( Setup menu)

Setting up the preference of battery type, clock, economy mode, etc.

Make sure to set [BATTERY TYPE].

If the type of battery being used and the type of battery selected are not the same, the battery indication will not be displayed correctly. The battery life may also become shorter.

We recommend confi rming the settings for [CLOCK SET], [AUTO REVIEW] and [ECONOMY].

1 Press [MENU/SET].

The displayed menu depends on the recording mode. (Example: When normal picture mode [ ] is selected.)

2

Press w and select an icon

using r.

SETUP menu screen appears.

SETUP

BATTERY TYPE

CLOCK SET

WORLD TIME

MONITOR

LCD MODE

SELECT

OFF

EXIT

3

Press q and select the item using

e

/r.

You can turn to the next page by pressing r on the item at the bottom.

You can turn the pages by rotating the zoom lever.

Refer to P 21 - 24 for more details on menu items.

SETUP

BATTERY TYPE

CLOCK SET

WORLD TIME

MONITOR

LCD MODE

SELECT

OFF

EXIT

4

Press q and select settings using

e

/r.

The further items will be displayed depending on items. Press q again, and select the settings using e/r.

SETUP

BATTERY TYPE

CLOCK SET

WORLD TIME

MONITOR

LCD MODE

SELECT SET

5 Press [MENU/SET] to confi rm the setting, and press it again

(several times) to close the menu.

• Items set are limited for intelligent mode

[ ].

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Press [ ] to display menu, enter the setup menu [ ] and select the item. ( P20 )

The setting marked “q” means it is the initial setting.

Select the type of batteries you have inserted.

BATTERY TYPE

Select the type of battery being used from the following 2 types.

q

ALKALINE (LR6)/Ni-MH

OXYRIDE (ZR6)

6

BEEP

Set to select the volume of operational sound.

7

: No operational sound q 8

: Soft operational sound

9

: Loud operational sound

• If the type of battery being used and the type of battery selected are not the same, the battery indication will not be displayed correctly.

3

Set the date and time.

CLOCK SET ( P17 )

Change date and time.

GUIDE LINE ( P37 )

REC. INFO.

Set whether recording information is displayed with guide lines.

q

OFF

ON

PATTERN

Select the pattern of the guide lines.

q

WORLD TIME ( P57 )

Set date and time at your home area and the travel destination.

: The local time at the travel destination q

The time at your home area

TRAVEL DATE ( P55 )

Set the departure and return dates.

q

OFF

SET

x

MONITOR

Adjust the brightness of the LCD monitor in 7 steps.

LCD MODE ( P38 )

Set to make the LCD monitor easier to see.

q

OFF

: AUTO POWER LCD

: POWER LCD

: HIGH ANGLE

• In playback mode, only [OFF] or

[POWER LCD] is selectable.

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Press [ ] to display menu, enter the setup menu [ ] and select the item. ( P20 )

The setting marked “q” means it is the initial setting.

Restrict battery consumption

ECONOMY

POWER SAVE

If you perform no operations, the camera turns off automatically after the interval you set.

OFF

P

Show images you have taken.

AUTO REVIEW

Adjust how long the recorded picture automatically appears on the screen.

OFF q

2 SEC.

HOLD

ZOOM q

5 MIN.

Press the shutter button halfway or restart the camera to cancel.

Power save is fi xed to [5 MIN.] in intelligent mode [ ].

This function is not activated in the following cases.

When connected to the PC / printer

While recording / playing back motion

– pictures

While performing slide show

AUTO LCD OFF

LCD monitor is turned off automatically while the camera is not in use for the set time. (in recording mode only) q

OFF

The status indicator lights while the LCD monitor is turned off. Press any button to turn on the LCD monitor again.

This function is not activated in the

– following cases.

– While a menu screen is displayed

While the self-timer is set

While recording motion pictures

When [HOLD] is selected, the picture remains on the display. Press [MENU/

SET] to cancel.

When [ZOOM] is set, the picture is displayed for 1 second, then at 4 × zoom for further 1 second.

AUTO REVIEW works even if set to

[OFF] in [AUTO BRACKET], [BURST] or

[HI-SPEED BURST]. However, [HOLD] and [ZOOM] are disabled.

You can not change settings in

[AUTO BRACKET], [BURST], [SELF

PORTRAIT], [HI-SPEED BURST] and motion picture modes [ i

].

Fixed to [2 SEC.] in Intelligent mode [ ].

2

NO.RESET

Set this when you want to start the fi le number of the picture from 0001 on the next recording.

The folder number is updated, and the fi le number starts from 0001.

The folder number can be assigned from

100 to 999. When the folder number reaches 999, it cannot be reset. We recommend formatting the card after saving the data on a PC or elsewhere.

To reset the folder number to 100, you must fi rst reformat the built-in memory or the card. After this perform [NO.RESET] to reset the fi le number, after which a screen appears asking whether you want to reset the folder number. Select [YES].

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Preparation

Press [ ] to display menu, enter the setup menu [ ] and select the item. ( P20 )

The setting marked “q” means it is the initial setting.

1

RESET

The settings on the recording or the [SETUP] menu are reset to the initial settings.

When you reset the settings on the recording in recording mode, lens is also placed back to initial position. Despite the lens operation noise will be occurred, this is not malfunction

When you reset the SETUP settings, following settings are also initialized.

– Birthday and name settings in [BABY]

– and [PET] mode

The number of days that have passed since the departure date for [TRAVEL

DATE]

– [WORLD TIME] setting

[FAVORITE] is fi xed to [OFF], and

[ROTATE DISP.] is fi xed to [ON].

The battery type setting, the folder number and the clock setting are not changed.

USB MODE ( P87 , 90 )

Set the USB mode to be used when connecting the camera to a computer or a printer.

X

VIDEO OUT ( P94 )

(Playback mode only)

Set to [NTSC] or [PAL] according to the TV system in your country.

q

NTSC: Video output is set to NTSC system.

PAL: Video output is set to PAL system.

TV ASPECT ( P94 )

(Playback mode only)

Set to [ j

] or [ h

] according to your television.

j

: Select if your television has a

16:9 aspect ratio.

q h

: Select if your television has a

4:3 aspect ratio.

SCENE MENU ( P46 )

Setup the screen in SCENE mode

OFF : Displays the currently selected scene mode screen q

AUTO : Displays scene selection screen q

SELECT ON CONNECTION

PictBridge (PTP): Connects the camera to a

PictBridge compliant printer

PC: Connects the camera to a PC

Initializing the built-in memory or a card.

FORMAT

Usually, it is not necessary to format the built-in memory and the card. Format them when the message [BUILT-IN MEMORY

ERROR] or [MEMORY CARD ERROR] appears. Use batteries with suffi cient power when formatting.

• When you set [SELECT ON

CONNECTION], [PictBridge] / [PC] selection screen will be displayed when connecting with USB cable.

Once formatting has been completed, all data including protected pictures will be deleted. Make sure not to delete them before formatting

When the card is not inserted, built-in memory can be formatted. When the card is inserted, the card can be formatted.

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Preparation

Press [ ] to display menu, enter the setup menu [ ] and select the item. ( P20 )

The setting marked “q” means it is the initial setting.

Do not turn the camera off during formatting.

It may take longer to format the built-in memory than the card. (Max. about 15 sec.)

You cannot format an SD Memory Card or an SDHC Memory Card when the card’s Write-Protect switch set to [LOCK].

If the card has been formatted on a PC or other equipment, format it on the camera again.

If the built-in memory or the card cannot be formatted, consult your nearest

Service Center.

For USA assistance, please call:

1-800-211-Pana (7262) or, contact us via the web at:

http://www.panasonic.com/contactinfo

For Canadian assistance, please call:

1-800-99-LUMIX (1-800-995-8649) or send e-mail to: [email protected]

{

LANGUAGE

Set to the language on the menu screen from the following languages.

q

[ENGLISH]: English

[DEUTSCH]: German

DEMO MODE

Display the demonstration.

JITTER, SUBJ. MOVE DEMO. (below)

AUTO DEMO: Displays the product image as a slide show

[JITTER, SUBJ. MOVE DEMO.] only works in recording mode.

Press [DISPLAY] to fi nish [JITTER,

SUBJ. MOVE DEMO.].

Press [MENU/SET] to fi nish [AUTO

DEMO].

While the AV cable or USB cable is connected to the camera, [AUTO DEMO] is not available.

About demonstration of jitter/movement detection screen

The camera automatically detects jittering and movement of the subject and indicates them. (You cannot shoot while the demonstration is on.)

JITTER, SUBJ. MOVE DEMO.

A

B

[ESPAÑOL]: Spanish

[ITALIANO]: Italian

[ʑᄽ]:

[日本語]:

Chinese (Traditional)*

Japanese

* Available in Canada only

When you set to other language by mistake, select [

{

] from the menu icons to set the desired language.

CANNOT BE DISPLAYED

WHILE RECORDING

EXIT

A

Jitter indicator

B

Movement indicator

The demonstration can also be displayed from quick setting ( P59 ) . Select the stabilizer and press [DISPLAY].

The demonstrations are examples only.

The automatic ISO sensitivity setting using movement detection only works in intelligent ISO and the [SPORTS],

[BABY] and [PET] modes.

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Preparation

LCD Monitor and Changes to the Display

Display in normal picture mode [ ].

(at the time of purchase)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

13

8

9

10

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

12

Recording mode

Flash mode ( P39 )

11

• The fl ash icon turns red when activating the fl ash and pressing the shutter button halfway.

AF area

• The AF area displayed is bigger than usual when taking pictures in dark places.

Focus ( P28 )

Picture size ( P60 )

Quality ( P60 )

6 : Jitter alert indication ( P30 )

Battery indication

10

11

12

13

Built-in memory / Card

( or lights red during accessing.)

Do not do the following when the

access indication lights.

Turn the camera off.

Remove the batteries or the card.

Shake or impact the camera.

Disconnect the AC adaptor (optional).

Observe the above caution also when pictures are being read or deleted or the built-in memory (or the card) is being formatted.

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

7 sec.)

Shutter speed ( P28 )

Aperture value ( P28 )

If the exposure is not adequate, the aperture value and the shutter speed turn red. (They do not turn red when the fl ash is activated.)

Optical image stabilizer ( P66 )

8

9

• The battery indication turns red and blinks. (The status indicator blinks when the LCD monitor is turned off.)

Replace with new batteries or fully charged Ni-MH batteries.

Remaining number of recordable pictures ( P107 )

Recording indication

• For details about other displays, refer to

P 95 .

Changing the display

Press [DISPLAY] to change the display.

Choose whether to display information such as the number of pixels and possible number of images for recording while you are shooting. For details, refer to P 37 .

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Taking Pictures Easily

( Intelligent Mode)

The camera automatically sets the appropriate settings according to the subject and recording condition. This mode is recommended for beginners to take pictures easily.

1 Set the camera to intelligent mode

[ ]

.

1

Set the recording/playback switch to rec mode and press [MODE].

D

AF area

• AF area is displayed on suitable focus

• points. (Max. 5 points)

E

Aperture value

The camera beeps twice when the subject is focused.

The focus range is 5 cm (0.16 feet) to

Z

.

However, the available distance between the camera and the subject becomes further as you set high magnifi cation (up to 30 cm (0.98 feet) to

Z

).

4 Press the halfway pressed shutter button fully to take a picture.

2

Select [ INTELLIGENT] and press [MENU/SET].

2 Hold this unit gently with both hands, keep your arms still at your side and stand with your feet slightly apart.

A

Flash

B

AF assist lamp

3 Aim the composition and press the shutter button half way.

D C

The following functions are automatically activated.

INTELLIGENT ISO

The camera automatically sets the adequate ISO sensitivity and shutter speed according to the action and brightness of the subject.

QUICK AF

Focusing will be faster when the shutter button is pressed as the camera automatically adjusts the focus when there is not much jittering.

STABILIZER

The camera automatically detects and compensates for jittering.

MACRO

[ i-MACRO] is automatically set when the subject is close to the camera.

C

The focus indication lights green.

• When the focus indication blinks, the subject is out of focus.

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E

• i-MACRO may not work according to the recording condition. In that case, the setting is fi xed to initial setting of

Intelligent mode [ ].

You can automatically display pictures vertically if they were recorded holding the camera vertically ( P30 , 81 ) .

When you press the shutter button, the screen may become bright or dark for

• a moment. This function allows easy adjustment of focus and the recorded picture will not be affected.

Be careful not to move the camera when you press the shutter button.

Do not cover the photo fl ash or the AF assist lamp with your fi nger or other objects.

Do not touch the lens.

You cannot use the following functions.

Exposure compensation

Auto bracket

– Digital zoom

Flash ( P39 )

You can select the setting of fl ash among

AUTO [ r

], Auto/Red-eye reduction

[ s

] or Forced OFF [ v

].

Basic

Change the setting

Press [MENU/SET] to set the following recording menu, setup menu. Refer to each corresponding page for the details on each mode.

Menu

REC menu

SETUP menu

Settings

PICTURE SIZE*

BURST ( P65 )

COLOR MODE*

( P60 )

ASPECT RATIO ( P61 )

( P65 )

STABILIZER* ( P66 )

BATTERY TYPE ( P21 )

CLOCK SET ( P17 )

WORLD TIME ( P21 )

BEEP ( P21 )

LANGUAGE ( P24 )

The Backlight Compensation

(Intelligent mode [ ] only)

Press e to compensate that backlight cause the subject to appear dark. (Press again to cancel.)

* The available settings differ from the other recording modes.

Standard settings of Intelligent mode

[ ] (Fixed)

BACKLIGHT

This icon appears when you are using backlight compensation.

• The settings for above mentioned recording menu (except [BURST]) are effective only for Intelligent mode [ ].

The SETUP menu settings are applied in all modes.

Quick setting

Using [Q.MENU] and the cursor button, you can easily make the following settings.

STABILIZER ( P66 )

BURST ( P65 )

PICTURE SIZE ( P60 )

LCD MODE ( P38 )

Quality: Fine (when the picture size is

0.3M: Standard)

WHITE BALANCE: AWB

SENSITIVITY: INTELLIGENT ISO

AF MODE: 5-area-focusing

QUICK AF: ON

AF ASSIST LAMP: ON

POWER SAVE: 5 MIN.

SELFTIMER: [OFF] or [10SEC.] is only selectable.

SELECT

DEMO.

EXIT

Refer to P 59 for more details on quick setting.

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Taking Pictures in the Desired Setting

( Normal Picture Mode)

This mode allows you to take pictures freely as more options are setup is available than Intelligent mode [ ].

1

Set the camera to normal picture mode [ ].

The [ NORMAL PICTURE] is set as initial setting when the camera is shipped.

1

Set the recording/playback switch to rec mode and press [MODE].

2

2

Select [ NORMAL PICTURE] and press [MENU/SET].

Hold the camera gently with both hands, keep your arms still at your side and stand with your feet shoulder-width apart.

C

The focus indication lights green.

D

AF area: white ˆ green

E

Aperture value

F

Shutter speed

The camera beeps twice when the subject is focused. (When the macro is not used)

The camera can focus between 50 cm

(1.64 feet) and

Z

. (When the macro is not used)

The followings indicate that the subject is out of focus.

– Focus indication blinks (green).

AF area turns white to red or no AF area.

Beeps 4 times.

The focus indicator may light even if the subject is not properly focused if the subject is out of range.

4 Press the halfway pressed shutter button fully to take a picture.

Using the fl ash

If the fl ash is set to AUTO [ r

] or

AUTO/Red-eye reduction [ s

], the fl ash will work when you press the shutter button

• if the camera determines that the area to be shot is too dark.

You can change the fl ash settings ( P39 ) .

A

Flash

B

AF assist lamp

3

Aim the AF area D to the point you

want to focus on, and press the shutter button halfway to focus.

D C

E

F

When you press the shutter button, the screen may become bright or dark for a moment. This function allows easy adjustment of focus and the recorded picture will not be affected.

Be careful not to move the camera when you press the shutter button.

Do not cover the photo fl ash or the AF assist lamp with your fi nger or other objects.

Do not touch the lens.

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Photography basics – exposure, focus, and color

A little knowledge about exposure, focus and color will come in handy when you are having trouble with a shot.

Are images dark?

Exposure problems

Refer to P 44

In normal picture mode [ ], Auto Exposure (AE) normally sets the correct exposure for you, but images may be dark if there is backlight.

Use exposure compensation in these situations for brighter images.

Focus problems

Refer to P 30 , 42

In normal picture mode [ ], Auto Focus (AF) normally sets the correct focus for you, but images may be unfocused in the following situations. The camera can focus between 50 cm

(1.64 feet) and

Z

.

– When shooting something that is far away and something that is close by at the same time.

When shooting through a dirty window.

When there are sparkling or shiny objects around the subject.

When shooting in a dark place.

When shooting a subject that is moving fast.

When shooting a scene with minimal contrast.

When shooting something very bright.

When taking a close-up picture of the subject.

– When there is jitter.

Use AF/AE lock or macro in these situations.

Color problems

Refer to P 62

How the subject appears depends on the kind of lighting, so colors in different lights will be different. This unit adjusts the color automatically to give a more natural result. (Auto white balance)

You can also adjust the white balance to suit different situations to reproduce natural colors.

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When you want to take a picture of a subject outside the AF area ( AF/AE

Lock)

When recording a picture of people with a composition like the following picture, you will not be able to focus the camera on the subject because the people are outside the

AF area.

Basic

Preventing jitter (camera shake)

Be careful of jittering when pressing the shutter button.

The jitter alert 1 appears when the shutter speed is slow and the chances of blurring are greater.

1

4

1

2

In this case,

Aim the AF area at the subject.

Press the shutter button halfway to

3

fi x the focus and the exposure.

• The focus indication lights when the subject is focused.

Press and hold the shutter button

halfway while moving the camera as you compose the picture.

Press the shutter button fully.

You can repeatedly retry AF/AE lock before pressing the shutter button fully.

When the jitter alert appears, use a tripod for best results. By combining the use of a tripod with the self-timer ( P43 ) , you can avoid blurring caused when you press the shutter button.

Shutter speed will be slower particularly in the following cases. Keep the camera still from the moment the shutter button is pressed until the picture appears on the screen. We recommend using a tripod.

– [NIGHT PORTRAIT], [NIGHT

SCENERY], [PARTY], [CANDLE

LIGHT], [STARRY SKY],

[FIREWORKS] mode

Direction detection function

If you take pictures by holding the camera vertically, the information of the rotation on the pictures is automatically added and recorded to the pictures.

When [ROTATE DISP.] ( P81 ) is set to

[ON], you can rotate and display pictures on the screen or the TV according to the

• information of the rotation on the pictures.

This function may not work properly on pictures recorded by aiming the camera up or down.

Motion pictures taken with the camera held vertically are not displayed vertically.

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Taking Pictures with the Zoom

Using the optical zoom / the extended optical zoom (EZ)

You can make people and subjects appear closer with the 3 times optical zoom, and landscapes can be recorded in wide angle.

(35 mm fi lm camera equivalent: 33 mm to

100 mm)

To record in wider angle without deteriorating (Extended optical zoom), do not set the picture size to the highest setting for each aspect ratio ( j

) h

/ /

To make subjects appear closer use

(Tele)

Rotate the zoom lever towards Tele.

How the extended optical zoom works

The extended optical zoom works by extracting the center of the picture and expanding it for a higher telephoto effect.

So, for example, if you choose [ ] (3M

EZ) (3 million pixels), the 8M (8.1 million)

CCD area is cropped to the center 3M (3 million pixels) area, allowing a picture with a higher zoom effect.

To make subjects appear further away use (Wide)

Rotate the zoom lever towards Wide.

Maximum Zoom

When the picture size is set except at the highest resolution, optical zoom becomes extended optical zoom to enlarge more.

Enlargement : Max. 4.8 ×

Maximum zoom magnifi cation varies depending on the aspect ratio as follows.

Aspect ratio Pixels

Maximum zoom

(Tele) h

3.8 x j

The optical zoom is set to Wide (1 ×) when the camera is turned on.

If you use the zoom function after focusing on the subject, focus on the subject again.

The lens barrel extends or retracts according to the zoom position. Take care not to interrupt the motion of the lens barrel while the zoom lever is rotated.

In motion picture mode [i], the zoom magnifi cation is fi xed to the value set at the start of recording.

“ EZ” is an abbreviation of “Extended optical Zoom”.

If you set a picture size that activates the extended optical zoom, the extended optical zoom icon [ ] is displayed on the screen when you use the zoom function.

The zoom will stop moving for an instant near [W] (1 ×) when the extended optical zoom is used. This is not a malfunction.

The indicated zoom magnifi cation is an approximation.

The extended optical zoom cannot be activated in the following modes.

Motion picture mode [ i

]

[HIGH SENS.]

[HI-SPEED BURST]

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Using the easy zoom button

Press the [E.ZOOM] button to quickly zoom. Actual zoom factors depend on the pixel recording setting.

A

A

[E.ZOOM] button

When the picture size is set to the highest resolution for each aspect ratio

Resolution is temporarily reduced and you can use the extended optical zoom.

1

W

T

1

A

3

2

EZ

W T

1

B

3

EZ

W

C

T

1

C

1

Press [E.ZOOM] once.

2

Press [E.ZOOM] twice.

3

Press [E.ZOOM] three times.

A

Optical zoom

B

Extended optical zoom

C

Maximum extended optical zoom magnifi cation

The resolution becomes smaller as shown below when the extended optical zoom is used. The color of the zoom bar and the resolution displayed on the screen change at this time.

Basic

you return the zoom lever to the optical zoom position.

When the picture size is set except at the highest resolution for each aspect ratio

4

EZ

W

EZ

W

1

D E

5

1

E

4

Press [E.ZOOM] once.

5

Press [E.ZOOM] twice.

D

Extended optical zoom

E

Maximum extended optical zoom magnifi cation

Maximum extended optical zoom magnifi cation varies depending on

[ASPECT RATIO] and [PICT.SIZE]

T

T

Press [E.ZOOM] until the zoom starts working.

The easy zoom is also activated if the zoom position is anything other than Wide.

You can further extend the zoom to the Digital zoom range when [DIGITAL

ZOOM] is set to [ON].

In motion picture mode [ i ], [HIGH

SENS.] and [HI-SPEED BURST] mode, the zoom is limited to the optical zoom.

The indicated zoom magnifi cation is an approximation.

Aspect ratio h j

Picture size

ˆ

ˆ

ˆ

• If you press [E.ZOOM] three times, the zoom position returns to Wide and the resolution returns to the original. The resolution also returns to normal when

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A maximum of 12 × zoom can be achieved with the 3 × optical zoom and the 4 × digital zoom when [DIGITAL ZOOM] is set to [ON] in the [REC] menu. However, if a picture size that can use extended optical zoom is selected, a maximum of 19.1

× zoom can be achieved with the 4.8 × extended optical zoom and the 4 × digital zoom.

Menu operation

1 Press [MENU/SET] when the recording/playback switch is set to [ ].

When a scene mode is selected, select the recording menu and then press q.

2

O

Using the digital zoom

Further extending the zoom

Press e/r to select [DIGITAL

ZOOM] and then press q.

Basic

Entering the digital zoom range

When you rotate the zoom lever to the extreme Tele position, the on-screen zoom indication may momentarily pause.

You can enter the digital zoom range to continuously rotate the zoom lever to Tele or to release the zoom lever once and then rotate it to Tele again.

[OFF]:

W T

[ON]:

W

T

1

1

3

2

12

EZ

W

1

3

4.8

2

19.1

For example: When using the

T

digital zoom and the extended optical zoom [ ] (3M EZ) at the same time.

1

Optical zoom

2

Digital zoom

3

Extended optical zoom

3

Press r to select [ON] and then

press [MENU/SET].

4

REC

WHITE BALANCE

AF MODE

QUICK AF

BURST

DIGITAL ZOOM

SELECT SET

AWB

OFF

OFF

ON

Press [MENU/SET] to close the menu.

You can also press the shutter button halfway to close the menu.

The AF area is displayed with a size wider than usual and set only to a point on the center of the screen in the digital zoom range. Also, the stabilizer function may not be effective.

When using the digital zoom, the picture quality becomes deteriorated.

When using the digital zoom, we

– recommend setting the stabilizer to

[MODE1].

When using the digital zoom, use a tripod and the self-timer for best results.

The indicated zoom magnifi cation is an approximation.

The digital zoom does not operate in the following cases.

In Intelligent mode [ ]

When the Intelligent ISO setting is activated

In [SPORTS], [BABY1] / [BABY2],

[PET], [HIGH SENS.] and [HI-SPEED

BURST] mode

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Basic

Playing Back Pictures

(

Q

Normal playback mode)

Select the normal playback mode [ ]

( P18 ) .

The picture data on the built-in memory appears when a card is not inserted. The picture data on the card appears when a card is inserted.

Playing Back Pictures

Press w/q to select the picture.

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: Play back the previous picture.

q

: Play back the next picture.

Fast forwarding/Fast rewinding

Press and hold w/q during playback.

B A

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• q

: Fast forward w

: Fast rewind

The fi le number A and the picture number B only change one by one.

Release w/q when the number of the desired picture appears to play back the picture.

If you press and hold w/q, you can forward/rewind faster.

In multi playback ( P67 ) , the picture can only be forwarded or rewound one by one.

This camera is based on the DCF standards (Design rule for Camera

File system) which was established by the Japan Electronics and Information

Technology Industries Association

(JEITA).

The LCD monitor may not be able to display the details of the recorded pictures. You can use the playback zoom

( P69 ) to check the details of the pictures.

If you play back pictures that have been recorded with other equipment, the picture quality may deteriorate. (The pictures are displayed as [THUMBNAIL

IS DISPLAYED] on the screen.)

When changing the folder name or fi le name on a PC, the pictures will not be played back.

When playing back a fi le out of standard, the folder/fi le number is indicated by [—] and the screen may turn black.

You cannot play back the audio of still pictures with audio recorded on other equipment.

The lens barrel retracts about 15 seconds after switching from [REC] to

[PLAYBACK] mode.

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Deleting Pictures

Select the normal playback mode [ ]

( P18 ) .

The picture data on the built-in memory is deleted when a card is not inserted. The

• picture data on the card is deleted when a card is inserted.

Once deleted, pictures cannot be recovered. Please double-check before

■ deleting pictures.

To delete a single picture

1

Select the picture with w/q.

2 Press [ ].

3

Press w to select [YES] and then

press [MENU/SET].

DELETE

DELETE SINGLE

YES NO

DELETE MULTI

DELETE ALL

CANCEL A SELECT SET

• While deleting the picture, [A] appears on the screen.

Basic

To delete [DELETE MULTI] (up to 50 pictures) / [DELETE ALL]

1 Press [ ].

2

Press e/r to select [DELETE

MULTI] or [DELETE ALL] and then press [MENU/SET].

DELETE

DELETE SINGLE

YES NO

DELETE MULTI

DELETE ALL

CANCEL A SELECT SET

If you select [DELETE MULTI], perform steps

3 onwards.

If you select [DELETE ALL], perform steps

5 onwards.

When [FOVORITE] ( P82 ) is set to

[ON], [DELETE ALL] and [ALL DELETE

EXCEPT

] appear in advance. Select either of them using e/r, press [MENU/

SET] and then perform steps

5 onwards.

When no picture is set as favorite, [ALL

DELETE EXCEPT

] is not selectable.

3

Press w/q to select the picture

and then press r to set.

(Only when selecting [DELETE MULTI])

DELETE MULTI

SELECT

MARK/UNMARK

DELETE

EXIT

• Repeat the above procedure.

The selected pictures appear with [A].

When r is pressed again, the setting is canceled.

The icon [c] blinks red if the selected picture cannot be deleted. Cancel the protect setting. ( P85 )

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4 Press [ ].

5

Press e to select [YES] and then

press [MENU/SET] to set.

(Screen when selecting [DELETE MULTI])

DELETE MULTI

Basic

DELETE THE PICTURES

YOU MARKED ?

YES

NO

SELECT SET

When you delete all pictures, only pictures in either of the built-in memory or the card can be deleted. (You cannot delete pictures in both the built-in memory and the card at the same time.)

If you press [MENU/SET] while deleting pictures using [DELETE MULTI],

[DELETE ALL] or [ALL DELETE EXCEPT

], the deleting will stop halfway.

Do not turn off the camera while deleting pictures or movies.

When deleting pictures, use batteries with suffi cient battery power or use the

AC adaptor (optional).

The more pictures there are to delete, the more time it takes.

In the following cases, pictures are not deleted even if [DELETE ALL] or [ALL

DELETE EXCEPT

] is selected.

– When the Write-protect switch of the

SD Memory Card or SDHC Memory

Card is set to the [LOCK] side

When fi les do not conform to the DCF

When pictures are protected [c]

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About the LCD Monitor

Changing the information displayed

In playback mode

1ST DAY

1 month 10 days

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A

DISPLAY

A

LCD monitor (LCD)

Press [DISPLAY] to switch to the screen

to be used.

When the menu screen appears, the

[DISPLAY] button is not activated.

During, playback zoom, while playing back motion pictures and during a slide show, you can only select “Normal display” or “Non-display”

In recording mode

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E

Normal display

F

Display with recording information

G

Non-display

* 1 The number of days that have passed since the travel date is displayed when a

* 2 picture was taken with [TRAVEL DATE] setting.

Displayed when you set birthday setting for [BABY1]/[BABY2] or [PET] mode,

* 3 and [WITH AGE] is selected at taking pictures.

When characters are registered under

[BABY] or [PET] mode or [TITLE EDIT] in [PLAYBACK] mode menu, the recorded date and time appears after the registered characters are displayed for a few seconds.

Guide line

When recording, you can refer to the the guideline for composing.

You can choose the guideline pattern from setup menu ( P21 ) .

B

Normal display

C

Non-display

D

Guide line display

: To divide the entire screen into 3x3 for a well-balanced composition

: To align the subject on the center of the screen.

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1

2

Making the LCD monitor easier to see (LCD mode)

Press and hold [Q.MENU] until quick setting screen is displayed.

Select indication at the right end

(initial setting: [OFF]) using q,

select mode using e/r and press

[MENU/SET].

Q.MENU

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POWER

LCD

HIGH

ANGLE

OFF

Mode

AUTO

POWER LCD

Uses

Brightness of the LCD monitor automatically changes depending on brightness of the environment.

The LCD monitor becomes brighter and easier to see even when taking pictures outdoors.

This is useful when you cannot get close to the subject because there is a person in the way.

(More diffi cult to see when looked straight on.)

The LCD monitor returns to the normal brightness.

SELECT EXIT

You can set LCD mode in setup menu.

( P21 )

High angle mode is canceled if you turn the camera off. (Same occurs in

[POWER SAVE].)

The LCD monitor automatically returns to normal brightness after 30 seconds when recording in power LCD mode. Press any button to make the LCD monitor bright again.

The brightness of the pictures displayed on the LCD monitor is adjusted when power LCD mode or high angle mode is activated. Therefore, some subjects may look different on the LCD monitor.

However, this does not affect the recorded pictures.

If the screen is diffi cult to see because of light from the sun etc. shining on it, use your hand or another object to block the light.

The number of recordable pictures decreases when the auto power LCD, power LCD or high angle mode is used.

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Taking Pictures Using the Built-in Flash

A

A

Photo fl ash

Do not cover the photo fl ash with your

■ fi ngers or any other items.

Switching to the appropriate fl ash setting

Set the fl ash setting of the built-in fl ash according to the scene to be recorded.

1

Press q [<].

2

Press e/r or q [<] to switch the

fl ash setting.

FLASH

AUTO

AUTO/RED-EYE

FORCED FLASH ON

FORCED FLASH OFF or

SELECT SET

• For the fl ash setting contents, refer to

“Flash setting”. For the selectable fl ash setting, refer to “Available fl ash settings by recording mode” ( P40 ) .

3 Press [MENU/SET].

You can also press the shutter button halfway to SET.

When 5 seconds pass without any operation, the setting selected at the time is automatically adopted.

Flash setting

r :AUTO

The fl ash is automatically activated according to the recording condition.

• s : AUTO/Red-eye reduction*

1

(White)

The fl ash is automatically activated according to the recording condition.

Use this when you take pictures of people in low lighting conditions.

t : Forced Flash ON

The fl ash is activated every time

• regardless of the recording condition.

Use this when your subject is back-lit or under fl uorescent light.

• q : Forced ON/Red-eye reduction*

1

In [PARTY] or [CANDLE LIGHT] mode, the fl ash mode is set to Forced ON/

Red-eye reduction.

u : Slow sync./Red-eye reduction*

1

(Orange)

When you take a picture with a dark background landscape, this feature makes the shutter speed slow when the fl ash is activated, so that the dark background

• landscape will become bright.

You can use this setting only in

[NIGHT PORTRAIT], [PARTY] or

[CANDLE LIGHT] mode.

v : Forced Flash OFF

The fl ash is not activated in any recording

• condition.

Use this when taking pictures in places where the use of the fl ash is not permitted.

*

1

Flash is activated twice to prevent eyes of the subjects appearing red. The subject should not move until the second fl ash is activated.

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Available fl ash settings by recording mode

The available fl ash settings depend on the recording mode.

(○ : Available, — : Not available, ◎ : Initial setting)

The available fl ash range to take pictures

AUTO

*

2

*

2

ISO100

ISO200

ISO400

ISO800

ISO1600

30 cm (0.98 feet) to 5.9 m

(19.36 feet) (Wide)

30 cm (0.98 feet) to 3.2 m

(10.50 feet) (Tele)

30 cm (0.98 feet) to 1.8 m

(5.91 feet) (Wide)

30 cm (0.98 feet) to 1.0 m

(3.28 feet) (Tele)

40 cm (1.31 feet) to 2.6 m

(8.53 feet) (Wide)

30 cm (0.98 feet) to 1.4 m

(4.59 feet) (Tele)

60 cm (1.97 feet) to 3.7 m

(12.14 feet) (Wide)

40 cm (1.31 feet) to 2.0 m

(6.56 feet) (Tele)

80 cm (2.62 feet) to 5.3 m

(17.39 feet) (Wide)

60 cm (1.97 feet) to 2.9 m

(9.51 feet) (Tele)

115 cm (3.77 feet) to 7.5 m

(24.61 feet) (Wide)

90 cm (2.95 feet) to 4.1 m

(13.45 feet) (Tele)

*

2

It becomes Forced Flash ON [ t

], when the backlight compensation function is activated.

The fl ash setting may change when you change the recording mode. Change the fl ash setting again if necessary.

Flash settings are retained even if you switch the camera off. However, scene mode fl ash settings return to the factory settings when you change the scene mode.

The available focus range differs depending on the recording mode.

When you use the fl ash when you have set ISO sensitivity to [AUTO], ISO sensitivity automatically becomes a maximum of [ISO1000]. ([ISO400] in the

[BABY1]/[BABY2] modes and [ISO800] in the [PET] or [SPORTS] modes)

The edges of the picture may appear dark if you shoot a very close subject with the fl ash while the zoom lever is close to the W side. Zoom in slightly if this occurs.

Available fl ash range varies depending on ISO sensitivity in [HIGH SENS.].

– W: approximately 115 cm (3.77 feet) to

15 m (49.21 feet)

– T: approximately 90 cm (2.95 feet) to

8.3 m (27.23 feet)

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The available fl ash range to take pictures in intelligent ISO are as follows:

ISO LIMIT Available fl ash range

ISO MAX400 60 cm (1.97 feet) to 3.7 m

(12.14 feet) (Wide)

40 cm (1.31 feet) to 2.0 m

(6.56 feet) (Tele)

ISO MAX800 80 cm (2.62 feet) to 5.3 m

(17.39 feet) (Wide)

60 cm (1.97 feet) to 2.9 m

(9.51 feet) (Tele)

ISO MAX

1250

1.0 m (3.28 feet) to 6.6 m

(21.65 feet) (Wide)

80 cm (2.62 feet) to 3.6 m

(11.81 feet) (Tele)

Shutter speed for each fl ash mode

Flash mode Shutter speed (sec.) r

: AUTO s

: AUTO/

Red-eye reduction t

: Forced ON q

: Forced

ON/Red-eye reduction u

: Slow sync./

Red-eye reduction

1/30 to 1/2000

1/30 to 1/2000

1/30 to 1/2000

1/8 or

1 to 1/2000*

1 v

: Forced OFF 1/4 or 1 to 1/2000* 2

1/8 or 1 to 1/2000* 3

* 1 [NIGHT PORTRAIT] or [CANDLE

LIGHT] mode

*

2

When intelligent ISO is set or in

[SPORTS], [BABY] or [PET] mode

* 3 When in normal picture mode [ ],

[NIGHT PORTRAIT] or [CANDLE LIGHT] mode

The shutter speed reaches the maximum

– of 1 second for *1, *2 and *3 when:

Optical Image Stabilizer is [OFF]

When the Optical Image Stabilizer is set to [MODE1] or [MODE2] and the camera determines that there is minimum possibility of blurring.

• The shutter speed will be different from that shown in the table in the following scene modes.

– [NIGHT SCENERY]:

1/8th of a second or 8 seconds to

1/2000th of a second

[STARRY SKY]:

15 seconds, 30 seconds, 60 seconds

[FIREWORKS]:

1/4th of a second, 2 seconds

Other scene modes:

1/8th of a second to 1/2000th of a second

Do not look directly at the fl ash at close range when it is activated.

Do not bring the fl ash too close to objects or close the fl ash while it is activated. The objects may be discolored by its heat or lighting.

While the fl ash is charged, the LCD monitor turns off and you cannot take pictures. The status indicator lights up.

If the remaining battery power is low, the screen may be turned off for a longer period of time.

When you take a picture beyond the available fl ash range, the exposure may not be adjusted properly and the picture may become bright or dark.

When the fl ash icon blinks, the fl ash is being charged and you cannot take a picture even when you press the shutter button fully.

The white balance may not be properly adjusted if the photo fl ash is insuffi cient.

When the shutter speed is fast, the fl ash effect may not be suffi cient.

When you repeat taking a picture, recording may be disabled even if the fl ash is activated. Take a picture after the access indication disappears.

The red-eye reduction effect differs between people. Also, if the subject was far away from the camera or was not looking at the fi rst fl ash, the effect may not be evident.

In burst mode or auto bracket mode, you cannot use the fl ash.

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Taking Close-up Pictures

(AF

w

Macro Shooting)

This mode allows you to take close-up pictures of the subject, e.g. when taking pictures of fl owers.

You can take pictures approaching the subject at a distance up to 5 cm (0.16 feet) from the lens by rotating the zoom lever upmost to Wide (1 ×).

1

Press r (

w

)

• Macro shooting starts.

Focus range

5 cm

(0.16 feet)

W

Changes gradually

T

30 cm

(0.98 feet)

Use a tripod and the self-timer for best results.

When the subject is close to the camera, the effective focus range (depth of fi eld) is signifi cantly narrowed. Therefore, you will have diffi culty in focusing on the subject if the distance between the camera and the subject is changed after focusing on the subject.

When the camera lens is at a distance beyond the available range from the subject, the subject may not be focused even if the focus indication lights.

Macro shooting gives priority to a subject close to the camera. Therefore, if the distance between the camera and the subject is more than 50 cm (1.64 feet) it takes longer to focus on it in macro shooting than normal shooting.

The available fl ash range is about 30 cm

(0.98 feet) to 5.9 m (19.36 feet) (Wide).

(This is applied when you set the ISO sensitivity to [AUTO].) We recommend setting the fl ash to Forced Flash OFF

[v] when you take pictures at close range.

When you take pictures at close range, the resolution of the periphery of the picture may decrease slightly. This is not a malfunction.

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Taking Pictures with the Self-timer

1

Press w [ ].

2

Select shutter speed using e/r

or w [ ].

SELFTIMER

OFF

10SEC.

2SEC.

or

SELECT

SET

3 Press [MENU/SET].

You can also press the shutter button halfway to set.

When 5 seconds pass without any operation, the setting selected at the time is automatically adopted.

4 Press the shutter button halfway to focus and then press it fully to take a picture.

When using a tripod or in other cases, setting the self-timer to 2 seconds is a convenient way to stabilize the jitter caused by pressing the shutter button.

When you press the button fully with one stroke, the subject is automatically focused just before the recording. In dark places, the self-timer indicator blinks and then it may turn on brightly to work as the AF assist lamp for focusing on the subject.

In Intelligent mode [ ], [10SEC.] or

[OFF] is selectable.

In [SELF PORTRAIT] mode, [2SEC.] or

[OFF] is selectable.

When you set the self-timer in burst mode, the camera starts taking a picture

2 or 10 seconds after the shutter button is pressed. The number of pictures taken at one time is fi xed to 3.

We recommend using a tripod when setting the self-timer.

You cannot use the self-timer in [HI-

SPEED BURST].

CANCEL

The self-timer indicator

A

blinks and the shutter is activated after 10 seconds (or 2 seconds).

If you press [MENU/

SET] when the selftimer is being set, the self-timer setting is canceled.

A

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Compensating the Exposure

Use this function when you cannot achieve appropriate exposure due to the difference of brightness between the subject and the background.

Over exposed

1

Press e [C] to display

[EXPOSURE] and press w/q to

compensate the exposure.

EXPOSURE

Compensate the exposure toward negative.

Properly Exposed

SELECT

B

EXIT

A

A

The exposure compensation value

You can compensate from -2 EV to +2

EV in steps of 1/3 EV.

Select [0 EV] to return to the original exposure.

2

Press [MENU/SET] to fi nish.

You can also press the shutter button halfway to fi nish.

Under exposed

Compensate the exposure toward positive.

EV is an abbreviation of “Exposure

Value”, and it is the amount of light given to the CCD by the aperture value and the shutter speed.

The exposure compensation value appears on the lower left of the screen.

The exposure value is memorized even if the camera is turned off.

The compensation range of the exposure will be limited depending on the brightness of the subject.

You cannot compensate the exposure in

[STARRY SKY] mode.

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Auto Bracket Recording

3 pictures are taken in succession, automatically changing the exposure.

The pictures are based on the selected compensation range after setting the exposure ( P44 ) .

1

Press e (C) several times to

display [

B

AUTO BRACKET] and set the compensation range

of the exposure using w/q.

AUTO BRACKET

The auto bracket setting is canceled if you turn the camera off. (Same occurs in

[POWER SAVE].)

You cannot use auto bracket in [STARRY

SKY] and [HI-SPEED BURST] mode.

The number of recordable pictures is 2 or less, auto bracket cannot be activated.

The exposure may not be compensated with auto bracket depending on the brightness of the subject.

When auto bracket is activated, [FLASH] is set to Forced Flash OFF [v].

Burst mode setting is canceled, when

[AUTO BRACKET] is activated.

SELECT EXIT

• You can select OFF, ±1/3 EV, ±2/3 EV or ±1 EV. (When you do not use auto bracket, select [OFF].)

2 Press [MENU/SET] to apply.

When setting auto bracket, the auto bracket icon [

B

] appears on the screen.

3 Press the shutter button to take pictures.

The auto review function is activated after taking pictures.

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Scene Mode

Set the recording/playback switch to the recording [ ]. ( P18 )

When you select a scene mode to match the subject and recording situation, the camera sets the optimal exposure and hue to obtain the desired picture.

Refer to modes.

P 47 to 52 for details about the

1 Press [MODE], select [SCENE

MODE] using e/r and press

[MENU/SET].

REC MODE

INTELLIGENT

NORMAL PICTURE

SCENE MODE

MOTION PICTURE

SELECT SET

• If you set [SCENE MENU] in [SETUP] menu to [OFF], the previous scene mode is set.

2

Press e/r/w/q to select the

scene mode.

SCENE MODE

Scene mode help [ INFORMATION]

To see explanations about the scene modes, press [DISPLAY] while a scene mode is selected in step

2. Press again to return to the scene mode menu.

INFORMATION

BABY1

Suitable for taking pictures of your baby.

Age can be displayed with pictures if you set the birthday.

CANCEL SET

• Refer to P 41 for the shutter speed.

Flash settings return to the factory settings when you change the scene mode despite it remains still even if the camera is turned off.

The color of the picture may seem strange if you use a scene mode that is unsuitable for the shot.

If you press [MENU/SET] to display the menu screen, [SCN] menu will be displayed. You can setup recording menu

[ ] or setup menu [ ] using r on this screen.

The following cannot be set in scene mode.

– [INTELLIGENT ISO]

[SENSITIVITY]

[COLOR MODE]

BABY1

SELECT

SET

A

Press r at A to switch to the next menu screen.

You can switch menu screens from any menu item by rotating the zoom lever.

3 Press [MENU/SET].

Press [MENU/SET] and then perform steps

2 and 3 to change the scene mode.

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Refer to P 46 for details on selecting a scene menu.

T

Portrait mode

The background is blurred and the person stands out with a healthier complexion.

1

2

Technique to make this mode more effective:

Rotate the zoom lever to Tele as far as possible.

Move close to the subject.

• Suitable for outdoors in the daytime.

ISO sensitivity is fi xed to [ISO100].

The subject is not focused when the self-timer indicator is blinking. Make sure to press the shutter button halfway again to focus.

The recorded picture automatically appears on the LCD monitor for reviewing

(for 10 seconds).

If the picture is blurry due to the slow shutter speed, we recommend using the

2 second self-timer. ( P43 ) e

Soft skin mode

The camera detects the face or skin area to achieve a smoother appearance than portrait mode. Use when taking portraits from the chest up.

1

2

Technique to make this mode more effective:

Rotate the zoom lever to Tele as far as possible.

Move close to the subject.

• Suitable for daylight shooting.

Other fl esh-colored elements are also softened.

The effect may not be as obvious if there isn’t enough light.

ISO sensitivity is fi xed to [ISO100].

Self portrait mode

For taking pictures of yourself easily.

Technique for self portrait mode

Press the shutter button halfway to focus. The self-timer indicator lights up when you are brought into focus. Making sure you hold the camera still, press the shutter button fully to take the picture.

The focus range is about 30 cm (0.98 feet) to 70 cm (2.3 feet) (Wide).

When you select [SELF PORTRAIT], the zoom magnifi cation is automatically moved to Wide.

The self-timer can only be set to [OFF] or [2SEC.]. If it is set to 2 seconds, this setting will remain until the camera is turned off, the scene mode is changed or the camera is switched to the playback mode.

The setting on the AF assist lamp is disabled.

Optical image stabilizer is fi xed to [MODE2].

V

Scenery mode

The camera focuses on distant subjects to allow you to take pictures of wide landscapes.

• The focus range is 5 m (16.4 feet) to Z.

The fl ash setting is fi xed to Forced OFF

[v].

The setting on the AF assist lamp is disabled.

You cannot change the white balance setting.

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Refer to P 46 for details on selecting a scene menu.

U

Sports mode

Allows you to shoot fast moving subjects

(e.g. outdoor sports).

W

Night scenery mode

The nightscape can be recorded vividly.

Technique for night scenery mode

Use a tripod as the shutter may be open for as long as 8 seconds. Use the selftimer for best results.

Suitable for daylight shooting, 5 m (16.4 feet) or more away from the subject.

When shooting fast moving subjects indoors, Sensitivity will be the same as when you have set ISO limit in intelligent

ISO to [ISO MAX800].

The digital zoom is fi xed to [OFF].

X

Night portrait mode

Shoot the subject with natural brightness using the fl ash and slow shutter speed.

Technique for Night portrait mode

Use the fl ash.

Due to the slow shutter speed, use a tripod and the self-timer for best results.

Keep the subject still for about 1 second after taking a picture.

Rotate the zoom lever to Wide (1 ×), about 1.5 m (4.92 feet) from the subject.

The focus range is 1.2 m (3.94 feet) to

5 m (16.4 feet). (Refer to P 40 for details about available fl ash range.)

The shutter may close (max. about

1 sec.) after shooting due to signal processing. This is not a malfunction.

When shooting in dark places, noise may become visible.

When using the fl ash, Slow sync./Redeye reduction [u] is selected and the fl ash is activated every time.

You cannot change the white balance setting.

• The focus range is 5 m (16.4 feet) to Z.

The shutter may close (max. about 8 seconds) after shooting due to signal processing. This is not a malfunction.

When shooting in dark places, noise may become visible.

The fl ash setting is fi xed to Forced Flash

OFF [v].

The shutter speed becomes as follows:

Max. 8 seconds:

When optical image stabilizer is [OFF]

When optical image stabilizer is

[MODE1] or [MODE2] and the camera determines that there is little jitter

Max. 1/8 second:

– Other cases than the case listed above.

The settings on the AF assist lamp is disabled.

You cannot change the white balance setting.

f

Food mode

Use to take pictures of food in restaurants, irrespective of the lighting, so that the natural colors of the subject come out.

The focus range is 5 cm (0.16 feet)

(Wide)/30 cm (0.98 feet) (Tele) to Z.

You cannot change the white balance setting.

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Refer to P46 for details on selecting a scene menu.

a

Party mode

Use to take pictures at wedding receptions, indoor parties, etc. Both the people and the background can be shot with natural brightness using the fl ash and slow shutter speed.

Technique for Party mode

Use the fl ash.

Use a tripod and the self-timer for best results.

Rotate the zoom lever to Wide (1 ×), about 1.5 m (4.92 feet) from the subject.

The fl ash setting can be set to Forced

ON/Red-eye reduction [q] or Slow sync./Red-eye reduction [u].

You cannot change the white balance setting.

g

Candle light mode

Use to get the most from the mood created by candlelight.

Technique for Candle light mode

Don’t use the fl ash.

Use a tripod and the self-timer for best results.

Baby mode 1

Baby mode 2

Adjusts the exposure and tone to bring

• out the healthy color of your baby’s skin.

The fl ash will be weaker than normal if you choose to use it.

You can set two different birthdays and names by using [BABY1] and [BABY2].You can display the set items when playing back the pictures and stamp them on the recorded pictures with [TEXT STAMP] ( P76 ) .

You can also use the [PHOTOfunSTUDIOviewer-] software on the included CD-ROM to print your baby’s age. (For details, refer to the separate operating instructions

(PDF fi le) of the software.)

Age and name display setting

BABY1

AGE

NAME

OFF

OFF

The focus range is 5 cm (0.16 feet)

(Wide)/30 cm (0.98 feet) (Tele) to Z.

The fl ash setting can be set to Forced

ON/Red-eye reduction [q] or Slow sync./Red-eye reduction [u].

You cannot change the white balance setting.

CANCEL SELECT EXIT

1.

2.

3.

4.

Select [AGE] or [NAME] using e/r and press q.

Select [SET] using e/r and press

[MENU/SET].

When setting [Age]:

Select year / month / day using w/q and set them using e/r.

Setting [NAME]: Enter the name (Refer to P 75 for details on text entry)

Press [MENU/SET]

[AGE] and [NAME] is automatically set to [ON] and displayed on the screen when age and name is set. To change display/none, select [ON] or [OFF] in

[AGE] or [NAME] in step 1 above, and press [MENU/SET].

• If [ON] is selected when name or age is not set, the setup screen is automatically displayed.

• If [AGE] or [NAME] is set to [OFF], the age or name will not be displayed.

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Refer to P 46 for details on selecting a scene menu.

The focus range is 5 cm (0.16 feet)

(Wide)/30 cm (0.98 feet) (Tele) to Z.

Sensitivity will be the same as when you have set ISO limit in intelligent ISO to

[ISO MAX400].

If you turn on the camera in [BABY1] /

[BABY2], age will be displayed for about

5 seconds.

Actual age displays depend on the

[LANGUAGE] setting.

If the age is not properly displayed, check the clock and birthday settings.

The birthday setting can be reset with

[RESET]. ( P23 )

The digital zoom cannot be used.

Pet mode

Suitable for taking pictures of your pet.

This allows you to set the birthday (age) and name of your pet. For details on how to set age and birthday, see [BABY1]/

[BABY2].

Sensitivity will be the same as when you have set ISO limit in intelligent ISO to

[ISO MAX800].

The AF assist lamp is changed to [OFF].

The AF mode is changed to [

W

].

Refer to [BABY] for more details.

Sunset mode

Use to take pictures of the sunset. Sunset color can be reproduced vividly.

The fl ash setting is fi xed to Forced Flash

OFF [v].

The setting on the AF assist lamp is disabled.

ISO sensitivity is fi xed to [ISO100].

You cannot change the white balance setting.

High sensitivity mode

The ISO sensitivity automatically switches to between [ISO1600] and [ISO6400] when taking pictures.

Setting the aspect ratio and a picture size

HIGH SENS.

PICTURE SIZE

3M

2.5M

2M

CANCEL SELECT SET

1.

Select [ h

3M], [ i

2.5M] or [ j

2M] using e/r and press [MENU/SET].

The resolution of the recorded picture decreases signifi cantly because of high sensitivity processing. This is not a malfunction.

This mode is suitable when you print

4˝ × 6˝/10 × 15 cm images.

The focus range is 5 cm (0.16 feet)

(Wide)/30 cm (0.98 feet) (Tele) to Z.

The fl ash setting can be set to AUTO

[ r

] or Forced Flash ON [ t

].

The quality setting is fi xed to [

H

].

The following function cannot be activated.

Extended optical zoom

Digital zoom

High-speed burst mode

This is a convenient mode for shooting rapid movement or a decisive moment.

Burst speed: Approx. 5.5 fps

Setting the aspect ratio and a picture size

HI-SPEED BURST

PICTURE SIZE

2M

2.5M

2M

CANCEL SELECT SET

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Refer to P 46 for details on selecting a scene menu.

1.

2.

Select [ h

2M], [ i

2.5M] or [ j

2M] using e/r and press [MENU/SET].

Press the shutter button fully to take pictures.

Still pictures are taken continuously while the shutter button is pressed fully.

Number of recordable pictures

Built-in memory: Approx.15

Card: Approx.15 to 100 (max.)

The burst speed changes depending on the recording conditions.

The number of picture is limited depending on the recording conditions, the type of card, etc.

The number of picture taken in succession may increase right after formatting.

Setting the shutter speed

Choose a shutter speed; 15, 30, or 60 seconds.

1

Press e/r to select the shutter speed, then press [MENU/SET].

STARRY SKY

SHUTTER SPEED 15

SEC.

30

SEC.

60

SEC.

CANCEL SELECT SET

2

To change the shutter speed, press

[MENU/SET], then select [STARRY SKY] again with q.

The shutter speed can also be changed in quick setting ( P59 ) .

Take a picture.

The fl ash setting is fi xed to Forced Flash

OFF [ v

].

The quality setting is fi xed to [

H

].

The focus range is 5 cm (0.16 feet)

(Wide) / 30 cm (0.98 feet) (Tele) to Z.

The shutter speed becomes 1/8th of a second to 1/2000th of a second.

ISO sensitivity is automatically fi xed between [ISO500] and [ISO800]. (ISO sensitivity is set higher as burst speed becomes faster.)

Focus, shutter speed, ISO sensitivity, zoom and exposure are fi xed to the values set for the fi rst picture.

The recorded picture becomes slightly rougher. (Suitable for 4˝ × 6˝/10 × 15 cm printing.)

The following function cannot be used.

– Extended optical zoom

Digital zoom

Auto bracket

Self-timer

Burst d

Starry sky mode

Take clear pictures of the night sky or other dark subjects.

CANCEL

The countdown screen appears. Do not move the camera. [PLEASE WAIT...] appears for the number of seconds you chose for shutter speed after the countdown. This is to process the signals.

To cancel the shot, press [MENU/SET] while the countdown screen is displayed.

Technique for Starry sky mode

The shutter opens for 15, 30 or 60 seconds, so use a tripod and the selftimer for best results.

The fl ash setting is fi xed to Forced Flash

OFF [v].

The ISO sensitivity is fi xed to [ISO100].

The following function cannot be used.

Exposure compensation

White balance

Stabilizer

Burst

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Refer to P 46 for details on selecting a scene menu.

Z

Fireworks mode

Take beautiful pictures of fi reworks exploding in the night sky.

Technique for Fireworks mode

Shutter speed becomes slower so use a tripod.

b

Snow mode

Exposure and white balance are adjusted to make the white of the snow stand out.

This is most effective on subjects 10 m

(32.8 feet) or more from the camera.

The shutter speed becomes:

– When [OFF] is set on the optical image

– stabilizer function: 2 seconds

When optical image stabilizer [MODE1] or

[MODE2] is on: 1/4th or 2 seconds (The shutter speed becomes 2 seconds when the camera determines that there is little jitter such as when using a tripod etc.).

You can change shutter speed when exposure is compensated.

The fl ash setting is fi xed to Forced Flash

OFF [v].

You cannot change the AF mode setting.

AF area is not displayed.

The settings on the AF assist lamp is disabled.

ISO sensitivity is fi xed to [ISO100].

You cannot change the white balance setting.

Beach mode

Prevents underexposure of the subject under strong sunlight to allow you to take pictures on a beach.

• You cannot change the white balance setting.

Aerial photo mode

Allows you to take pictures through an airplane window.

Technique for Aerial photo mode

Use this technique if it is diffi cult to focus when taking pictures of clouds etc. Aim the camera at something with high contrast, press the shutter button halfway to fi x the focus, then aim the camera at the subject and press the shutter button fully to take the picture.

Turn the camera off when taking off or landing.

When using the camera, follow all instructions from the cabin crew.

The focus range is 5 m (16.4 feet) to Z.

Be careful about the refl ection from the window.

The fl ash setting is fi xed to Forced Flash

OFF [v].

The setting on the AF assist lamp is disabled.

You cannot change the white balance setting.

• Do not touch the camera with wet hands.

Sand or seawater may cause the camera to malfunction. Make sure that sand or seawater does not come in touch with the camera, particularly its lens, fl ash or terminals.

Problems caused by sand or seawater are not covered by the product warranty.

You cannot change the white balance setting.

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Motion Picture Mode

Set the recording/playback switch to the recording [ ]. ( P18 )

1 Press [MODE], select

[

P

MOTION PICTURE] using e/

r

, and press [MENU/SET] again.

REC MODE

INTELLIGENT

NORMAL PICTURE

SCENE MODE

MOTION PICTURE

SELECT SET

2 Press the shutter button halfway to focus and then press it fully to start recording.

C A

B

A

Available recording time

B

Elapsed recording time

C

Audio recording

The audio is also recorded through the microphone.

When the subject is focused, the focus indication lights.

The focus, zoom and aperture value are fi xed to those set at the beginning of recording (for the fi rst frame).

While you keep pressing the shutter button, the motion picture is recorded without audio for the fi rst few seconds.

3 Press the shutter button fully to stop recording.

If the built-in memory or the card becomes full in the middle of recording, the camera stops recording automatically.

Changing the aspect ratio and the

picture quality settings

1 Press [MENU/SET].

2

Press e/r to select [ASPECT

RATIO] and then press q.

REC

PICTURE MODE

ASPECT RATIO

WHITE BALANCE

AF MODE

DIGITAL ZOOM

SELECT SET

OFF

3

Press e/r to select the item and

then press [MENU/SET].

4

Press e/r to select [PICTURE

MODE] and then press q.

REC

PICTURE MODE

ASPECT RATIO

WHITE BALANCE

AF MODE

DIGITAL ZOOM

SELECT SET

OFF

5

Press e/r to select the item and

then press [MENU/SET].

When the aspect ratio setting is

[h]

Item Picture size fps

30fpsVGA

640 × 480 pixels 30 fps

10fpsVGA

640 × 480 pixels 10 fps

30fpsQVGA 320 × 240 pixels 30 fps

10fpsQVGA 320 × 240 pixels 10 fps

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[j]

Item Picture size fps

30fps16:9

848 × 480 pixels 30 fps

10fps16:9

848 × 480 pixels 10 fps

• fps (frame per second); This refers to the number of frames used in 1 second.

You can record smoother motion pictures with 30 fps.

You can record longer motion pictures with 10 fps although the picture quality is lower.

[10fpsQVGA]: •

The fi le size is smaller, so the fi les are suitable to be attached to e-mails.

* Set [ASPECT RATIO] to [h] and the

[PICTURE MODE] to [30fpsQVGA] or

[10fpsQVGA] (320 × 240 pixels) when you record motion pictures to the built-in memory.

6

Press [MENU/SET] to close the menu.

You can also press the shutter button halfway to close the menu.

When you use the optical image stabilizer function, only [MODE1] is available in motion picture mode.

Refer to P 109 for information about the available recording time.

The remaining recordable time shown on the LCD may not reduce regularly.

This camera cannot take motion pictures if you are using a MultiMediaCard.

When [PICTURE MODE] is set to [30fpsVGA] or [30fps16:9], we recommend that you use cards offering

“10 MB/s” or higher speeds (printed on their packages and elsewhere) for best results.

Depending on the type of SD Memory

Card or SDHC Memory Card, recording may stop in the middle.

Advanced-Shooting

We recommend using Panasonic’s SD

Memory Card/SDHC Memory Card.

Depending on the type of card you are using, the card access indication may appear for a while after shooting motion pictures. This is normal.

The volume of motion picture is limited to 2 GB per recording session. The maximum available recording time for up to 2 GB only is displayed on the screen.

When motion pictures recorded with this camera are played back on other equipment, the quality of pictures may be deteriorated or it may not be possible to play them back. Also the recording information may not be displayed correctly.

When the brightness of the subject is changed, the lens operation noise may be recorded.

In motion picture mode [ i

] the following functions cannot be used.

Direction detection function

[MODE2] on the optical image stabilizer function

To hear audio recorded with movie, recording must be played back on a computer. This camera is not equipped with a speaker.

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Vacation Date Recording

By setting the departure and return dates, you can record which date of the vacation you take a picture. The day of the vacation

A

is shown when you play a picture and

• you can add it to the picture for printing with [TEXT STAMP] ( P76 ) .

When you play back a picture, the date on which it was taken is displayed.

4

Press r to select [SET] and then

press [MENU/SET].

SETUP

BEEP

GUIDE LINE

TRAVEL DATE

ECONOMY

AUTO REVIEW

SELECT SET

OFF

SET

2 SEC.

5

Press e/r/w/q to select the

departure date and then press

[MENU/SET].

TRAVEL DATE

PLEASE SET THE

DEPARTURE DATE

JAN 15 2008

A

1ST DAY

10:00 JAN. 15. 2008

• The number of days that have passed since the departure date can be printed on each picture by using the software

[PHOTOfunSTUDIO-viewer-] in the CD-

ROM (supplied). (For information about printing, refer to the separate operating instructions (PDF fi le) of the software.)

Setting the travel date

(Screen shows an example for the normal picture mode [ ])

1 Press [MENU/SET] and then

press w.

2

Press r to select the [SETUP]

menu icon [ ] and then press q.

3

Press e/r to select [TRAVEL

DATE] and then press q.

SELECT SET w

/q: Select the desired item.

e

/r: Set the year, month and date.

6

Press e/r/w/q to set the return

date and then press [MENU/SET].

TRAVEL DATE

PLEASE SET THE

RETURN DATE

– – – – – – – – –

SELECT EXIT

• w

/q: Select the desired item.

e

/r: Set the year, month and date.

The travel date is cleared if the current date is after the return date.

If you have not set the return date, press [MENU/SET] while “– – – ” is displayed.

7 Press [MENU/SET] to exit the menu.

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8 Take a picture.

1ST DAY

10:00 JAN. 15. 2008

A

The day of the vacation A appears for about 5 seconds after setting the travel dates and when the camera is turned on when the travel date is set.

When [TRAVEL DATE] is set, [ ] appears on the lower right of the screen.

(It is not displayed if the current date is after the return date.)

Canceling the travel date

The travel date is cleared if the current date is after the return date. If you want to cancel part way through the setting, select

[OFF] in step

4 and press [MENU/SET] twice.

The travel date is calculated using the date in the clock setting and the departure date you set. If you set

[WORLD TIME] to the travel destination, the travel date is calculated using the date in the clock setting and the travel destination setting.

The travel date setting is memorized even if the camera is turned off.

If you set a departure date and then take a picture on a date before this departure date, [-] (minus) is displayed in orange and the day of the vacation that you took the picture is not recorded.

If you set a departure date and then change the clock setting to the date and time at the travel destination, [-] (minus) is displayed in white and the day of the vacation that you took the picture on is recorded when the travel destination date is, for example, one day before the departure date.

If [TRAVEL DATE] is set to [OFF], the number of days that have passed since the departure date will not be recorded even if you set the travel date. Even if [TRAVEL DATE] is set to

[SET] after taking the pictures, the day of the vacation you took them on is not displayed.

Set the clock if the message “PLEASE

SET THE CLOCK” appears.

The travel dates are also used in the

Intelligent mode [ ].

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Displaying the Time at the Travel Destination

2

Press w/q to select your home area and then press [MENU/SET].

If you set your home area and the travel destination area when traveling abroad etc., the local time at the travel destination area can be displayed on the screen and

• recorded on the pictures taken.

Select [CLOCK SET] to set the current date and time in advance. ( P17 )

1 Press [MENU/SET] and then

press w.

2

Press r to select the [SETUP]

menu icon [ ] and then press q.

3

Press e/r to select [WORLD

TIME] and then press q.

SETUP

BATTERY TYPE

CLOCK SET

WORLD TIME

MONITOR

LCD MODE

SELECT

OFF

EXIT

• If you are setting the world time for the fi rst time, the message [PLEASE SET

THE HOME AREA] appears. If this message appears, press [MENU/SET] and then set home area from the screen shown in step 2 in “Setting the home area [HOME]”.

Setting the home area [HOME]

(Perform steps 1, 2 and 3.)

1

Press r to select [HOME] and then press [MENU/SET].

WORLD TIME

DESTINATION

HOME

10:00 JAN. 15. 2008

CANCEL SELECT SET

Toronto

New York

Miami

Lima

SELECT

CANCEL

SET

The current time is displayed on the top left of the screen and the time difference from GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) is displayed on the bottom left of the screen.

If daylight saving time [ ] is used at the home area, press e. Press e again to return to the original time.

The daylight saving time setting for the home area does not advance the current time. Advance the clock setting by one hour.

Finishing setting the home area

If you are setting the home area for the fi rst time, the screen returns to the screen shown in step 1 of “Setting the home area [HOME]” after you press [MENU/

SET] to set your home area.

If the travel is not planned for a long period of time, press w to return to the screen shown in step

3 and then press

[MENU/SET] to close the menu.

Press w to return to the screen shown in step

3 and then press [MENU/SET] to close the menu.

If you are setting the home area for the second time etc., the screen returns to the screen shown in step

3 after you press [MENU/SET] to set your home area. Press [MENU/SET] again to close the menu.

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Setting the travel destination area

(Perform steps 1, 2 and 3 on P 57 .)

1

Press e to select [DESTINATION] and then press [MENU/SET] to set.

3

Press [MENU/SET] to close the menu.

SETUP

WORLD TIME

DESTINATION

HOME

BATTERY TYPE

CLOCK SET

WORLD TIME

MONITOR

LCD MODE

SELECT

OFF

EXIT

• The icon changes from [ ] to [ ] after setting the travel destination.

CANCEL SELECT SET

A

A

Depending on the setting, the time at the travel destination area or the home area is displayed.

If you are setting the travel destination area for the fi rst time, the date and time are displayed as shown in the screen above.

2

Press w/q to select the area the travel destination is in and then press [MENU/

SET] to set.

Return the setting to [HOME] when the vacation is fi nished by performing steps

1, 2, 3 and then steps 1 and 2 of

“Setting the home area [HOME]” ( P57 ) .

If you cannot fi nd the travel destination in the areas displayed on the screen, set by the time difference from the home area.

Now when you play photographs taken while on holiday, the travel icon [ ] appears.

Adelaide

SELECT

CANCEL

SET

The current time at the selected travel destination area is displayed on the top right of the screen and the time difference from the home area is displayed at the bottom left of the screen.

If daylight saving time [ ] is used in your travel destination, press e. (The time advances by one hour.) Press e again to return to the original time.

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Using the [REC] Mode Menu

Setting the color/hue, picture quality adjustment, etc. allows you to create wide variations on taking pictures. The menu items that can be set differ depending on the recording mode.

Using the [REC] mode menu

Press [MENU/SET] to show the recording menu, then select the item you want to change ( P19 ) .

Items you can set

(In normal picture mode [ ])

Menu page

Page 1

Page 2

Page 3

Z

Q i

J

K

M

O

T

N

3

Item

PICTURE SIZE ( P60 )

QUALITY ( P60 )

ASPECT RATIO ( P61 )

INTELLIGENT ISO ( P61 )

SENSITIVITY ( P62 )

WHITE BALANCE ( P62 )

AF MODE ( P64 )

QUICK AF ( P64 )

BURST ( P65 )

DIGITAL ZOOM ( P33 )

COLOR MODE ( P65 )

STABILIZER ( P66 )

AF ASSIST LAMP ( P66 )

CLOCK SET ( P17 )

Using the quick setting

You can use the [Q.MENU] button to easily set the following items when recording (In normal picture mode [ ]).

[STABILIZER]

[BURST]

[AF MODE]

[WHITE BALANCE]

• [SENSITIVITY]

[PICTURE SIZE]

• [LCD MODE]

The items that can be set differ depending on the recording mode.

1 In shooting mode, press and hold

[Q.MENU] until the quick setting items appear.

SELECT EXIT

[Q.MENU]

2

Press e/r/w/q to select the

menu item and setting and then press [MENU/SET] to close the menu.

SELECT

EXIT

• You can also close the menu by pressing

[Q.MENU].

• In quick setting, [|] (white set) setting for white balance does not appear.

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Press [ ] to display the [REC] mode menu and select the item to set. ( P19 )

Z

Q

[ PICTURE SIZE] / [ QUALITY]

Setting a picture size and quality that matches your use of the pictures

A digital picture is made of numerous dots called pixels. Although you cannot see the difference on the camera’s screen, the more the pixels the fi ner the picture will be when it is printed on a large piece of paper or displayed on a computer monitor.

Picture quality refers to the compression rate when saving digital pictures.

Number of pixels

When the aspect ratio setting is [j]

(6M)

3264 × 1840 pixels

(3.5M EZ)

2560 × 1440 pixels

(2M EZ)

1920 × 1080 pixels

Quality

G Fine (Low compression):

This type gives priority to picture quality. Picture quality will be high.

H Standard (High compression):

This type gives priority to the number of recordable pictures and records standard quality pictures.

Select a higher number of pixels for clearer pictures when printing.

Select a lower number of pixels to store more pictures. Fewer pixels also means it is easier to send pictures by e-mail or use them on a homepage.

A

B

A

Many pixels (Fine)

B

Few pixels (Rough)

* These pictures are examples to show the effect.

When the aspect ratio setting is [h]

(8M)

3264 × 2448 pixels

(5M EZ)

2560 × 1920 pixels

(3M EZ)

2048 × 1536 pixels

(2M EZ)* 1600 × 1200 pixels

(0.3M EZ) 640 × 480 pixels

* Cannot be set in Intelligent mode [ ]

When the aspect ratio setting is [

(7M) 3264 × 2176 pixels

(4.5M EZ) 2560 × 1712 pixels

(2.5M EZ)

2048 × 1360 pixels

]

The number of pixels that can be selected differs depending on the aspect ratio. If you change the aspect ratio, set the picture size.

[EZ] is an abbreviation of [Extended optical Zoom].

The extended optical zoom does not work in [HIGH SENS.] and [HI-SPEED

BURST] mode, so the picture size for

[EZ] is not displayed.

Pictures may have a mosaic-like appearance depending on the subject or the recording condition.

Refer to P 107 for the number of recordable pictures.

The number of recordable pictures vary depending on the subject.

The number of recordable pictures displayed on LCD monitor may not correspond with recorded pictures.

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Press [ ] to display the [REC] mode menu and select the item to set. ( P19 ) i

[ ASPECT RATIO]

Setting the aspect ratio of pictures

[ INTELLIGENT ISO]

Changing ISO sensitivity automatically

By changing the aspect ratio, you can select an angle of view that matches the subject.

Select to take pictures with the same aspect ratio as a 4:3 TV or a computer monitor.

h

Select to take pictures with the same 3:2 aspect ratio as 35 mm fi lm.

j

This is suitable for landscapes etc. where a wide view is preferable.

This is also suitable for playing back pictures on a wide-screen

TV, high-defi nition TV etc.

The camera detects the movement of the subject and then sets the optimal ISO sensitivity and shutter speed according to the movement and the brightness of the subject.

The settings listed below indicates the selectable highest ISO sensitivity.

OFF Intelligent ISO does not work.

ISO MAX400 [MAX] shows the maximum

ISO MAX800 level of ISO sensitivity.

The ISO sensitivity

ISO MAX automatically increases up

1250 to the set value.

[ ] displays when you press the shutter button halfway. If you press it fully, the shutter speed and ISO sensitivity will be displayed.

Jitter is avoided when taking pictures indoors of a moving subject by increasing the ISO sensitivity and making the shutter speed faster. (However, picture noise will increase.)

Noise is avoided when taking pictures indoors of a subject with no movement by decreasing the ISO sensitivity.

You cannot choose [ picture mode [i].

] during motion

The ends of the recorded pictures may be cut at printing.

Depending on the brightness and how fast the subject is moving, jitter may not be avoided.

When the moving subject is small

When the moving subject is at the edge

– of the screen

When the subject starts moving the instant the shutter button is pressed fully.

To avoid picture noise, we recommend setting [COLOR MODE] to [NATURAL].

The digital zoom cannot be used.

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Advanced-Shooting

Press [ ] to display the [REC] mode menu and select the item to set. ( P19 )

J

[ SENSITIVITY]

Setting the light sensitivity

K

[ WHITE BALANCE]

Adjusting the hue for a more natural picture

ISO sensitivity represents the sensitivity of the image sensor to light. If you set the ISO sensitivity higher, the camera becomes more suitable for recording in dark places.

When setting to [AUTO], the ISO sensitivity is automatically adjusted to a maximum of [ISO400] according to the

Noise Less More

This function allows you to reproduce a white color closer to the tone in real life on the pictures recorded under sunlight, halogen lighting, etc. in which the white color may appear reddish or bluish. Select a setting that matches the recording conditions.

brightness. (When using the fl ash, the adjustment range becomes a maximum

AWB of [ISO1000].) k (Daylight)

ISO sensitivity

100

Use in bright places

(e.g. outdoors)

Use in dark places

Suitable

Not suitable

Shutter speed Slow

Not suitable

Suitable

Fast l (Cloudy)

(Shade) for auto setting (auto white balance) for recording outdoors on a bright day for recording outdoors on a cloudy day for recording in shaded areas outdoors on a bright day m (Halogen) for recording under halogen lighting

The ISO sensitivity automatically changes between [ISO1600] and [ISO6400] in

[HIGH SENS.] mode.

To avoid picture noise we recommend reducing the ISO sensitivity or setting

[COLOR MODE] to [NATURAL].

ISO sensitivity cannot be set when the intelligent ISO is used.

• o (White set) for using the preset white balance p (White set) for using set mode with a different white balance setting

The optimum white balance under fl uorescent lights depends on the type of light, so use [AWB] or [|].

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Advanced-Shooting

Press [ ] to display the [REC] mode menu and select the item to set. ( P19 )

Auto White Balance (AWB)

Use of auto white balance adjustment in inappropriate lighting conditions may result in reddish or bluish pictures. Where the subject is surrounded by many light sources or there are no white or whitish objects in the frame, auto white balance adjustment may not operate properly.

8

9

6

7

10

4

5

2

3

In this case, set the white balance to a mode except [AWB] manually.

1 The range that is controlled by the auto white balance adjustment mode of this camera

Blue sky

Cloudy sky (Rain)

Shade

TV screen

Sunlight

White fl uorescent light

Incandescent light bulb

Sunrise and sunset

Candlelight

1

2

3

Setting the white balance manually

(White set |)

Select [|] (White set) and then press [MENU/SET].

Aim the camera at a sheet of white paper or a similar white object so that the frame on the center of the screen turns white and then press [MENU/

SET].

WHITE SET

CANCEL

Press [MENU/SET] twice to close the menu.

• You can also press the shutter button halfway to fi nish.

SET

1)

2)

3)

8)

9)

6)

7)

10)

4)

K=Kelvin Color Temperature

5)

The white balance you set is saved even if you switch the camera off, but if you change the scene mode, the white balance setting returns to [AWB].

The white balance may not be correct if the subject is out of fl ash range.

The white balance cannot be set in the following modes:

– [SCENERY], [NIGHT SCENERY],

[NIGHT PORTRAIT], [FOOD],

[PARTY], [CANDLE LIGHT],

[SUNSET], [BEACH], [STARRY SKY],

[FIREWORKS], [SNOW], or [AERIAL

PHOTO]

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Press [ ] to display the [REC] mode menu and select the item to set. ( P19 )

M

[ AF MODE] / [ QUICK AF]

Setting the focus method

AF MODE

Select the mode that matches the recording conditions and the composition.

5-area-focusing:

The camera focuses on any of 5 focus areas. This is effective when the subject is not in the center of the screen.

W

H

1-area-focusing (high speed):

The camera quickly focuses on the subject in the AF area on the center of the screen.

When using the digital zoom or when you take pictures in dark places, the AF area is displayed on the center of the screen with a size wider than usual.

When multiple AF areas (max. 5 areas) light at the same time, the camera is focusing on all the AF areas. The focus position is not predetermined because it is set to the position the camera automatically determines at the time of focusing. If you want to determine the focus position to take pictures, switch the

AF mode to 1-area-focusing or 1-areafocusing (high speed) mode.

In 5-area focusing mode, AF areas are not displayed until the camera focused on a subject.

AF mode is fi xed to 5-area focusing mode in [SELF PORTRAIT] mode.

The AF mode cannot be set in

[FIREWORKS] mode.

QUICK AF

W 1-area-focusing:

The camera focuses on the subject in AF area on the center of the screen.

About 1-area-focusing (High speed)

You can focus on the subject more quickly than other AF modes.

Pictures may become still in the condition they were in before the subject was focused when you press the shutter button halfway. However, it is not a malfunction.

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When quick AF is set to [ON] focusing will be faster when the shutter button is pressed as the camera automatically

• adjusts the focus when there is not much jittering.

Quick AF is fi xed to [ON] in Intelligent mode [ ].

Quick AF cannot be set in the following modes:

[NIGHT PORTRAIT], [NIGHT

SCENERY], [STARRY SKY] or

[FIREWORKS].

Advanced-Shooting

Press [ ] to display the [REC] mode menu and select the item to set. ( P19 )

[ BURST]

Shooting in quick succession

When you press and hold the shutter button several pictures are taken in succession.

Burst mode

Approx. 2 fps

If you take pictures in burst mode with the built-in memory, it will take time to write the picture data.

In burst mode, auto review is activated even if the setting is off.

Burst mode cannot be set in [STARRY

SKY] and [HI-SPEED BURST] modes.

Auto bracket mode setting is canceled when [BURST] is activated.

Number of recordable pictures

G

Max. 4 frames

H

Max. 7 frames

Depending on the remaining capacity of the built-in memory

/ card.

T

[ COLOR MODE]

Setting color effects for the recorded pictures

You can use following types of color effects depending on the image of the picture.

* The burst speed is constant regardless of the transfer speed of the card.

The focus is fi xed when the fi rst picture is taken. The exposure and the white balance vary depending on the burst mode setting. (When burst mode is set to

[ ], they are fi xed to the values set for the fi rst picture and when the burst speed is set to [ ], they are adjusted each time you take a picture.)

When the self-timer is used, the number of recordable pictures in burst mode is fi xed to 3.

In burst mode, the fl ash setting is fi xed to

Forced Flash OFF [v].

When the burst mode setting is set to

[ ], the burst speed becomes slower halfway. (The exact timing of this depends on the type of card and each settings.)

The burst speed may become slower if the

ISO sensitivity is set to high or in dark places.

If you are following a moving subject while taking pictures in a place where there is a large difference between the light and shade, the exposure may not become optimal.

Item Setting

STANDARD Standard setting

NATURAL Shoot softer pictures

VIVID More vivid picture

B/W

SEPIA

COOL

WARM

Black and white

Sepia colored pictures

More blue

More red

Picture noises might stand out when taking a picture in a dark place. To avoid picture noises we recommend setting

[COLOR MODE] to [NATURAL].

[COOL] or [WARM] cannot be set in intelligent mode [ ]. Also, [NATURAL] or [VIVID] cannot be set in motion picture mode [ i

]. Each recording modes are set independently.

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Press [ ] to display the [REC] mode menu and select the item to set. ( P19 )

[ STABILIZER]

This feature detects jitter and corrects for it

N

[ AF ASSIST LAMP]

Focusing in low light conditions becomes easier

MODE1

(7)

MODE2

(8)

OFF

The stabilizer operates continuously and can assist during photo composition.

The jitter is compensated for when the shutter button is pressed. There is a greater stabilizing effect.

When image stabilization is not desired. e.g. When using a tripod.

Illuminating the subject with the AF assist lamp allows the camera to focus on the subject in low light conditions.

A

If the AF assist lamp is set to

[ON], an AF area with a size wider than usual is displayed and the AF assist lamp A turns on.

ON The AF assist lamp turns on under low light conditions. In this time, the AF assist lamp icon

[S] appears on the screen. The effective range of the AF assist lamp is 1.5 m (4.92 feet).

OFF The AF assist lamp does not turn on.

The stabilizer function may not work in the following cases so take special care not to move the camera when pressing the shutter button.

When too much jitter occurs.

When the zoom magnifi cation is high.

In digital zoom range.

When taking pictures while following

– subjects in motion.

When the shutter speed is extremely slow due to dark conditions or other reasons.

In Intelligent mode [ ], [OFF] is not selectable.

It is fi xed to [MODE2] in [SELF

PORTRAIT] mode and [OFF] in

[STARRY SKY] mode.

In motion picture mode [i], [MODE2] cannot be set.

Be sure of the following points when the

AF assist lamp is in use.

– Do not look into the AF assist lamp closely.

– Do not cover the AF assist lamp with your fi ngers or other objects.

When you do not want to use the AF assist lamp (e.g. when you take a picture of animals in a dark place), set the [AF

ASSIST LAMP] to [OFF]. In this case, it becomes diffi cult to focus on the subject.

The AF assist lamp is fi xed to [ON] while the camera is in intelligent mode [ ].

You cannot use the AF assist lamp in

[SELF PORTRAIT], [SCENERY], [NIGHT

SCENERY], [SUNSET], [FIREWORKS] and [AERIAL PHOTO].

[OFF] is set as initial setting in [PET] mode.

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Displaying Multiple Screens

( Multi Playback)

1 Rotate the zoom lever towards

[ ] [W] to display multiple screens.

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CANCEL

For example: When you have chosen to show 12 pictures

: 1 screen ➝ 12 screens➝

30 screens ➝Calendar screen display ( P68 )

Rotate the zoom lever towards [3] [T] to return to the previous screen.

2

Press e/r/w/q to select a

picture.

A

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• Depending on the recorded picture and the setting, the following icons will appear.

[ ] (Favorites)

[ ] (Motion picture)

[

K

] ([BABY1] / [BABY2] mode),

[ ] ([PET] mode)

[ ] (Travel date)

[ ] (Travel destination)

[ ] (Text stamp complete)

[ ] (Title edit complete)

Example of 30 screens

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CANCEL

To return to the normal playback

Rotate the zoom lever towards [3] [T], or

• press [MENU/SET].

The image you select is shown.

2

3

1

To delete a picture during a multi playback

Press e/r/w/q to select a picture and then press [ ].

Press w to select [YES].

Press [MENU/SET].

CANCEL

A

Number of the selected picture and the total number of recorded pictures.

During multi playback, you cannot clear the shooting information from the display by pressing [DISPLAY].

Pictures will not be displayed in the rotated direction even if [ROTATE DISP.] is set to [ON].

Pictures will be displayed only in 12 screens during category playback [ ] and favorite [

] playback.

Multi playback cannot be activated during in slide show [ a

].

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Displaying Pictures by Recording Date

( CALENDAR)

You can display pictures by recording date using the calendar function.

1 Rotate the zoom lever towards

[ ] [W] several times to display the calendar screen.

SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT

6

13

20

27

DAY

7

14

21

28

15

22

29

1

8

16

23

30

2

9

MONTH

3

10

17

24

4

11

18

25

5

12

19

26

31

2008

SET

1

MENU

The recording date of the picture selected in the playback screen becomes the date selected when the calendar screen is fi rst displayed.

If there are multiple pictures with the same recording date, the fi rst picture recorded on that day is displayed.

2

Press e/r/w/q to select the date

to be played back.

e

/r: Select the month w

/q: Select the date

If there were no pictures recorded during a month, the month is not displayed.

3 Press [MENU/SET] to display the pictures that were recorded on the selected date.

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4

Press e/r/w/q to select a picture

and then press [MENU/SET].

The selected picture is displayed on the 1 screen playback screen.

To return to the 1 screen playback screen

After the calendar screen is displayed, rotate the zoom lever towards [3] [T] to display 30 screens, 12 screens and 1 screen.

The pictures are displayed without being rotated even if you set [ROTATE DISP.] to [ON].

You can display the calendar between

January 2000 and December 2099.

If the recording date of the picture selected in 30 screens multi playback is not between January 2000 and December 2099, the camera automatically displays it in the latest calendar date.

Pictures edited on a PC or processed on other equipment may be displayed with dates different from the actual recording dates.

If the date is not set in the camera, the recording date is set as January 1st,

2008.

If you take pictures after setting the travel destination in [WORLD TIME], the pictures are displayed by the dates at the travel destination in calendar playback.

CANCEL

To return the calendar screen, press

[ ].

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Using the Playback Zoom

1 Rotate the zoom lever towards

[3] [T] to enlarge the picture.

To stop using the playback zoom

Rotate the zoom lever towards [ ] [W] or press [MENU/SET].

1

2

3

To delete a picture during the playback zoom

Press [ ].

Press w to select [YES].

Press [MENU/SET].

CANCEL DELETE

• 3: 1× ➝2×➝4×➝8×➝16×

When you rotate the zoom lever towards

[ ] [W] after enlarging the picture, the magnifi cation becomes lower. When you rotate the zoom lever towards [3] [T], the magnifi cation becomes higher.

When you change the magnifi cation, the zoom position indication A appears for about 1 second to check the position of the section enlarged.

2

Press e/r/w/q to move the

position.

During playback zoom, you can press

[DISPLAY] to show or clear the shooting information.

The more the picture is enlarged, the more its quality deteriorates.

If you want to save the enlarged picture, use the trimming function. ( P79 )

The playback zoom may not operate if pictures have been recorded with other equipment.

CANCEL DELETE

• When you move the position to be displayed, the zoom position indication is displayed for about 1 second.

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Playing Back Pictures Automatically

(

a

Slide Show)

Set the recording/playback switch to the playback [

Q

]. ( P18 )

Playing back pictures automatically in order. Recommended when viewing on TV screen, etc.

1 Press [MODE], select [

a

SLIDE

SHOW] using e/r and press

[MENU/SET].

PLAYBACK MODE

NORMAL PLAY

SLIDE SHOW

CATEGORY PLAY

FAVORITE PLAY

SELECT SET

2

Select a slide show item with e/r

and press [MENU/SET].

SLIDE SHOW

ALL SLIDE SHOW

SLIDE SHOW

SLIDE SHOW

CANCEL SELECT SET a

All pictures

Pictures set as FAVORITE ( P82 ) .

Set [FAVORITE] to [ON] and set any pictures as favorites.

Pictures categorized as desired

( P72 ) . (You cannot select a category that is not registered as category slide show.)

3

Select [START] with e and press

[MENU/SET].

ALL SLIDE SHOW

START

DURATION

EFFECT

2 SEC

OFF

• The cursor displayed during playback corresponds to e/r/ w

/q.

To fi nish the slide show [

a

]

Press r.

Pausing

Press e during playback.

Pause will be released when you press e again.

1.

2.

To set playback duration

Select [DURATION] in step 3 and press q

.

Select seconds (1, 2, 3, 5, MANUAL)

• with e/r and press [MENU/SET].

You can select [MANUAL] only when either

or is set in step 2. Press w

/q to switch pictures in playback.

1.

2.

To set the effect of switching pictures.

Select [EFFECT] in step 3 and press q.

Select the effect with e/r and press

[MENU/SET].

OFF Not effective

Switch while sliding.

Switch with fade-in and fade-out.

From center to corners.

An effect is selected at random.

If you set [DURATION] to [MANUAL] the settings in [EFFECT] are disabled.

• The following functions cannot be used

– for slide show [ a ].

Playing back motion pictures

Power save (However, the setting for power save mode is fi xed to [10MIN.] while pausing a slide show.)

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CANCEL SELECT SET

Advanced-Viewing

Searching by Recording Information

( Category Play)

Set the recording/playback switch to the playback [

Q

]. ( P18 )

You can perform category playback by classifying pictures according to the recording information such as scene mode

([PORTRAIT], [SCENERY], etc.).

1 Press [MODE], select

[ CATEGORY PLAY] using

e

/r and press [MENU/SET].

PLAYBACK MODE

NORMAL PLAY

SLIDE SHOW

CATEGORY PLAY

FAVORITE PLAY

SELECT SET

Category search starts.

If a picture is found in a category, the category icon turns blue.

The more pictures there are, the more time it takes to search.

Press [ ] to cancel searching.

2

Select category using e/r/w/q

and press [MENU/SET].

CATEGORY

6

(PORTRAIT etc.)

8

(SCENERY etc.)

X

Category

(NIGHT

SCENERY etc.)

(EVENTS)

Recording information such as scene

PORTRAIT, SOFT

SKIN, SELF PORTRAIT,

NIGHT PORTRAIT,

BABY1, 2

SCENERY, SUNSET,

AERIAL PHOTO

NIGHT PORTRAIT,

NIGHT SCENERY,

STARRY SKY

SPORTS, PARTY,

CANDLE LIGHT,

FIREWORKS, BEACH,

SNOW, AERIAL PHOTO

BABY1, 2

PET

FOOD

TRAVEL DATE

Motion Picture

3

Select a picture using w/q.

SELECT

COUNT

SLIDE SHOW

CANCEL SET

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Turn the zoom lever to [

2

] (W) and

12 screen will be displayed. Turn to

[

3

] (T) to enlarge pictures.

If [

FAVORITE] is set to [ON], you can register the pictures as favorite by pressing r. ( P82 )

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• When one of the following operations is done, the category playback mode [ ] is canceled.

– Changes the mode to other playback mode or to recording mode

– Turns the camera [OFF]

1.

2.

To perform category slide show

On step 2, select category with e/r/ w

/q you want to play back and press

[DISPLAY].

Select [START] using e and press

[MENU/SET].

Refer to P 70 for details on slide show.

Motion pictures cannot be played back in slide show.

Advanced-Viewing

To register the category slide show

If you register a category, you can easily play back the pictures in the set category as a slide show ( P71 ) .

1.

On step 2, press e/r/w/q to select the category to play back and then press

2.

3.

[DISPLAY] to set.

Select [SLIDESHOW SETUP] using r and press [MENU/SET].

Select [YES] using e and press [MENU/

SET].

You can register only one category slide show. If registered already, it will switch to the new registration.

If there are 1000 or more pictures, you can make a slide show with up to 999 pictures.

Playing Back Your Favorite Pictures

(

Favorite Play)

Set the recording/playback switch to the playback [

Q

]. ( P18 )

You can playback the pictures set as favorites only.

1

[

Press [MODE], select

FAVORITE PLAY] using e/r

and press [MENU/SET].

PLAYBACK MODE

NORMAL PLAY

SLIDE SHOW

CATEGORY PLAY

FAVORITE PLAY

SELECT SET

• [

FAVORITE PLAY] does not appear when the [FAVORITE] is set to [OFF], and is not selectable if no picture is set as favorite.

2

Select a picture using w/q.

Turn the zoom lever to [

2

] (W) and

12 screen will be displayed. Turn to

[

3

] (T) to enlarge pictures.

To cancel the favorite setting [

]

You may not be able to cancel the favorite in [ ★ FAVORITE PLAY]. If r is pressed while the [ ★] favorites icon is displayed in

[ NORMAL PLAY] or [ CATEGORY

PLAY] the favorites setting is canceled.

(Refer to P 82 for details.)

• When one of the following operations is done, the favorite play mode [

] is canceled.

Changes the mode to other playback mode or to recording mode

Turns the camera off

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Playing Back Motion Pictures

[

Press w/q to select a picture with a

motion picture icon [ ] / [ ] /

] / [ ] / [ ] / [

and then press e to play back.

] A

A

PLAY MOTION

PICTURE

B

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The motion picture recording time B is displayed on the LCD monitor. After playback starts, the elapsed playback time is displayed on the bottom right of the LCD monitor. For example, 8 minutes and 30 seconds is displayed as [8m30s].

The cursor displayed during playback corresponds to e/r/w/q.

To stop motion picture playback

Press r.

Fast forwarding/Fast rewinding

During motion picture playback, keep pressing w/q.

q

: Fast forward w

: Fast rewind

When releasing the button, it turns to normal motion picture playback.

To pause

Press e during motion picture playback.

Press e again to cancel pause.

Frame-by-frame forward/reverse viewing

Press w/q during pause.

To hear audio recorded with movie, recording must be played back on a computer or TV. This camera is not equipped with a speaker ( P87 , 94 )

The fi le format that can be played back with this camera is QuickTime Motion

JPEG.

Please note that the bundled software includes QuickTime to play back motion picture fi les created with the camera on the PC ( P87 ) .

Some QuickTime Motion JPEG fi les recorded by a PC or other equipment may not be played back with this camera.

When playing back motion pictures that have been recorded with other

– equipment, the quality of pictures may be deteriorated or it may not be possible to play them back.

When using a high capacity card, it is possible that fast rewinding may be slower than usual.

You cannot use the following functions with motion pictures.

– Playback zoom (While playing back or pausing motion pictures)

[ROTATE]/[ROTATE DISP.]

[TITLE EDIT]

[TEXT STAMP]

[RESIZE]/[TRIMMING]

[ASPECT CONV.]

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Using the [PLAYBACK] Mode Menu

You can use various functions in playback mode to rotate pictures, set protection for them etc.

1 Press [MENU/SET].

2

Press e/r to select the menu

item and then press q.

PLAYBACK

CALENDAR

TITLE EDIT

TEXT STAMP

RESIZE

TRIMMING

SINGLE

MULTI

A

• Press r at A to switch to the next menu screen.

You can switch menu screens from any menu item by rotating the zoom lever.

After selecting a menu item in step 2, refer to the description of the menu item in the operating instructions and then set it.

Items you can set

Menu Page

Page 1

Page 2 e f i

Item

CALENDAR ( P74 )

TITLE EDIT ( P74 )

TEXT STAMP ( P76 )

RESIZE ( P78 )

TRIMMING ( P79 )

ASPECT CONV. ( P80 )

ROTATE ( P81 ) b j

ROTATE DISP. ( P81 )

FAVORITE ( P82 ) l

DPOF PRINT ( P83 )

Page 3 g

PROTECT ( P85 )

COPY ( P86 )

• When saving the edited picture in [TEXT

STAMP], [RESIZE], [TRIMMING] and

[ASPECT CONV.], the picture will be saved as new fi le. Check remaining capacity of the card or built-in memory before using those functions.

[ CALENDAR]

Seaching pictures at the date

You can search pictures by recording date using the calendar function.

Select [ CALENDAR] in playback menu.

SUN MON TUE WED THU

1 2 3

FRI

4

SAT

5

6

13

20

27

7

14

21

28

8

15

22

29

9

16

23

30

10

17

24

11

18

25

12

19

26

DAY MONTH

31

2008

SET

1

MENU

Refer to the step 2 - 4 on P 68 for further operations.

[ TITLE EDIT]

Adding text (comments) to pictures

You can add text (comments) to pictures.

After text has been registered, it can be included in prints using [TEXT STAMP]

( P76 ) . (Only alphabetic characters and symbols can be entered.)

Select [ TITLE EDIT] from playback menu.

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Press [ ] to display the [PLAYBACK] mode menu and select the item to set. ( P74 )

Common operation

Press e/r to select [SINGLE] or

[MULTI] and then press [MENU/

SET].

PLAYBACK

CALENDAR

TITLE EDIT

TEXT STAMP

RESIZE

TRIMMING

SELECT SET

SINGLE

MULTI

Title edit cannot be used on the following pictures.

Images recorded with other equipment

Protected pictures

– Motion pictures

Single setting

After the common operation.

Text

Press [DISPLAY] to switch text between [A] (capitals), [a]

(small case) and [&/1] (special characters and numbers).

Cursor

Rotate the zoom lever.

Blank

Move the cursor to [SPACE] and press [MENU/SET].

Delete

Move the cursor to [DELETE] and press [MENU/SET].

Refer to next page for an example of the text entry.

A maximum of 30 characters can be entered.

To stop editing during text entry, press

3 Move the cursor to [EXIT] and press [MENU/SET] to fi nish text input.

1

Select a picture using w/q and

press r.

4 Press [MENU/SET] twice to close the menu.

TITLE

EDIT

Multi setting (up to 50 pictures)

After the common operation.

1

Select the picture using w/q and

press r to set/cancel.

SELECT

SET EXIT

TITLE EDIT

• The title edit icon [ ] is displayed for pictures that have already been recorded with text in [BABY] or [PET] name settings.

2

Select text using e/r/w/q and

press [MENU/SET] to register.

SELECT

SET/CANCEL

CANCEL

SET

SPACE DELETE EXIT

SELECT

INPUT

CANCEL

CURSOR

W-T

Set

The [ ] icon appears.

Cancel

The [ ] icon disappears.

• Repeat this step.

2 Press [MENU/SET].

After performing step 2, perform step 2-3 onwards in “Single setting”.

Press [MENU/SET] to close the menu.

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Press [ ] to display the [PLAYBACK] mode menu and select the item to set. ( P74 )

1.

2.

Delete the title (for [SINGLE] only)

In step 2 when [SINGLE] is selected, delete all the texts, select [EXIT], and press [MENU/SET].

Press [MENU/SET] twice to close the menu.

Registered text can be displayed on the screen of this unit. (Displayed on slide if too many texts are input.)

The name setting of [BABY] or [PET] mode can be registered by using the same operation as “Single setting”.

However, the name setting and [TITLE

EDIT] cannot be registered at the same time.

You can use the software

[PHOTOfunSTUDIO-viewer-] on the

CD-ROM (supplied) to print the text

(comments). For details, refer to the operating instructions (PDF fi le) of the software.

Example of text entry

In case of entering [LUMIX]:

1

Move e/r/w/q to move the cursor to

[L] and then press [MENU/SET].

2

Move e/r/w/q to move the cursor to

[U] and then press [MENU/SET].

3

Move e/r/w/q to move the cursor to

[M] and then press [MENU/SET].

4

Move e/r/w/q to move the cursor to

[I] and then press [MENU/SET].

5

Move e/r/w/q to move the cursor to

[X] and then press [MENU/SET].

[ TEXT STAMP]

Stamping the text on your pictures

You can stamp the set text, date and time of recording, the age and the travel date on the recorded pictures.

This function is suitable when you print

4˝ × 6˝/10 × 15 cm images. (Images are resized when you add the text to the pictures taken with a resolution of more than [ ].)

Select [ TEXT STAMP] from playback menu ( P74 ) .

1

Press e/r to select [SINGLE] or

[MULTI] and press [MENU/SET].

PLAYBACK

CALENDAR

TITLE EDIT

TEXT STAMP

RESIZE

TRIMMING

SINGLE

MULTI

SELECT SET

You cannot add the texts or the date to the following images.

Pictures taken when the clock is not set

Pictures imprinted with the text stamp

Motion pictures

Pictures recorded with other equipment

2

Press w/q to choose a picture,

then press r.

TEXT

STAMP

SELECT

SET EXIT

• When you have selected [SINGLE] in step

1, proceed to step 3.

When you have selected [MULTI] in step 1, repeat step

2 for each pictures (up to 50).

You can set or cancel the picture using r.

After you select the pictures, press [MENU/

SET] and then proceed to step 3-5.

Press [MENU/SET] to close the menu.

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4

Advanced-Viewing

Press [ ] to display the [PLAYBACK] mode menu and select the item to set. ( P74 )

3

Press e/r/w/q to select

[SHOOTING DATE], [AGE],

[TRAVEL DATE] or [TITLE] and change the settings for the item, and then press [MENU/SET].

TEXT STAMP

IT WILL BE STAMPED ON THE

PICTURE RESIZED TO

SAVE NEW PICTURES?

3

M

YES

NO

TEXT STAMP

SHOOTING DATE

AGE

TRAVEL DATE

TITLE

W/O TIME

OFF

OFF

OFF

CANCEL SELECT SET

• If you select [NO], the screen returns to the one shown in step 2.

6 Press [MENU/SET] twice to close the menu.

Pictures that have been text stamped will be marked with the text stamp complete indicator A.

To confi rm the text stamp B, use playback zoom ( P69 ) .

CANCEL SELECT SET

SHOOTING DATE

OFF Date and time does not added

W/O TIME Date added

WITH TIME Date and time added

AGE

OFF

ON

Age not added

Age added

TRAVEL DATE

OFF Travel dates not added

ON Travel dates added

TITLE

OFF

ON

Title or name is not added

Title or name in [BABY] or

[PET] mode is added

Press [MENU/SET].

Images are resized as follows when you add the text to the pictures taken with a high resolution.

h

or more

or more

• j

or more ➞

The picture becomes slightly rougher.

5

Press e to select [YES] and

press [MENU/SET].

(Screen when you have chosen an image taken at [h])

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A

B

Note that if you use text stamp and then specify printing the date when you order prints or on a printer, both dates will be printed and may overlap.

Make sure there is some space available

– on the built-in memory or card.

The text may be cut off with some printers.

The printed texts may be blurred on the pictures with the resolution of .

Once you have added the text stamp you will no longer be able to use the following functions with the pictures.

– [TEXT STAMP]

Date print setting in [DPOF PRINT]

[RESIZE]

[TRIMMING]

[ASPECT CONV.]

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Advanced-Viewing

Press [ ] to display the [PLAYBACK] mode menu and select the item to set. ( P74 ) e

[ RESIZE]

Making the picture smaller

This function is useful if you want to reduce the fi le size of the picture in cases when it needs to be attached to an e-mail or uploaded to a website.

Select [e RESIZE] from playback

menu ( P74 ) .

1

Press w/q to select the picture

and then press r.

RESIZE

3

Press e to select [YES] and then

press [MENU/SET].

RESIZE

SAVE NEW PICTURES?

CANCEL

YES

NO

SELECT SET

• If you select [NO], the screen returns to the one shown in step 2.

4 Press [MENU/SET] twice to close the menu.

SELECT

SET EXIT

• The following pictures cannot be resized.

ASPECT RATIO PICTURE SIZE h

You may not be able to resize pictures you have taken using other equipment.

The picture becomes slightly rougher.

j

Motion pictures

Pictures imprinted with the text stamp

2

Press w/q to select the size and

then press r.

RESIZE

SELECT

RESIZE EXIT

• Sizes smaller than the recorded picture are displayed.

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Press [ ] to display the [PLAYBACK] mode menu and select the item to set. ( P74 ) f

[ TRIMMING]

Enlarging a picture and trimming it

Use this function when you trim unnecessary parts of the recorded picture.

Select [

f

TRIMMING] from playback menu ( P74 ) .

1

Press w/q to select the picture

and then press r.

4 Press the shutter button.

5

Press e to select [YES] and then

press [MENU/SET].

TRIMMING

SAVE NEW PICTURES?

CANCEL

YES

NO

SELECT SET

TRIMMING

• If you select [NO], the screen returns to the one shown in step 2.

6 Press [MENU/SET] twice to close the menu.

SELECT

SET EXIT

The following pictures cannot be trimmed.

Motion pictures

Pictures imprinted with the text stamp

2 Enlarge or decrease the parts to be trimmed with the zoom lever.

If you trim a picture, the number of pixels may be fewer in the trimmed picture than in the original.

The picture quality of the trimmed picture may be deteriorated.

It may not be possible to trim pictures recorded with other equipment.

3

Press e/r/w/q to move the

position of the part to be trimmed.

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Advanced-Viewing

Press [ ] to display the [PLAYBACK] mode menu and select the item to set. ( P74 ) i

[ASPECT CONV.]

Changing the aspect ratio of a

16:9 picture

You can convert pictures taken with a

[ j

] aspect ratio to a [ i

] or a [ h

] aspect ratio.

Select [i ASPECT CONV.] from

playback menu ( P74 ) .

3

Press w/q to determine the

horizontal position and press the shutter button to set.

1 Select [

i

] or [

h

] using e/r

and then press [MENU/SET].

ADJUST.

SET

EXIT

• Use r/e to set the frame position for pictures rotated vertically.

4

Press e to select [YES] and then

press [MENU/SET].

PLAYBACK

ASPECT CONV.

ROTATE

ROTATE DISP.

FAVORITE

DPOF PRINT

SELECT SET

ON

OFF

The following pictures cannot be converted.

Motion pictures

Pictures imprinted with the text stamp

2

Press w/q to select a picture and

then press r.

ASPECT

CONV.

ASPECT CONV.

SAVE NEW PICTURES?

CANCEL

YES

NO

SELECT SET

• If you select [NO], the screen returns to the one shown in step 3.

5 Press [MENU/SET] twice to close the menu.

SELECT SET EXIT

• If you select and set a picture with an aspect ratio other than [ j

], the message [CANNOT BE SET ON THIS

PICTURE] is displayed on the screen.

After converting the aspect ratio, the picture size may become larger than that of the original picture.

Files that do not conform to the DCF standard cannot be converted.

You may not be able to convert pictures taken on other equipment.

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Press [ ] to display the [PLAYBACK] mode menu and select the item to set. ( P74 ) b j

[ ROTATE] / [ ROTATE DISP.]

To display the picture rotated

Rotate display

(The picture is automatically rotated and displayed.)

Select [

j

ROTATE DISP.] from playback menu ( P74 ) .

This mode allows you to automatically display pictures vertically if they were recorded holding the camera vertically or rotate pictures manually in 90° increments.

Rotate

(The picture is rotated manually.)

Select [

b

ROTATE] from playback menu ( P74 ) .

When [ROTATE DISP.] is set to [OFF],

[ROTATE] function is disabled.

1

Press w/q to select the picture

and then press r.

ROTATE

1

Press r to select [ON] and then

press [MENU/SET].

PLAYBACK

ASPECT CONV.

ROTATE

ROTATE DISP.

FAVORITE

DPOF PRINT

SELECT SET

OFF

ON

• When you select [OFF], the pictures are displayed without being rotated.

2 Press [MENU/SET] to close the menu.

SELECT SET EXIT

• Motion pictures and protected pictures cannot be rotated.

2

Press e/r to select the direction

to rotate the picture and then press [MENU/SET].

ROTATE

CANCEL SELECT SET a b

The picture rotates clockwise in increments of 90°.

The picture rotates counterclockwise in increments of 90°.

3 Press [MENU/SET] twice to close the menu.

If you take pictures when aiming the camera up or down, it may not be possible to display the pictures vertically.

The picture may be slightly blurred when the camera is connected to the TV with the AV cable (supplied) and played back vertically.

When you play the picture on a PC, you cannot play rotated pictures without an

OS or a software compatible with Exif.

Exif is the fi le format for still pictures, to which recording information and other data can be added, established by JEITA

[Japan Electronics and Information

Technology Industries Association].

Rotated pictures are displayed without being rotated when they are played back in multi playback.

You may not be able to rotate images shot on other equipment.

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Advanced-Viewing

Press [ ] to display the [PLAYBACK] mode menu and select the item to set. ( P74 )

[ FAVORITE]

Setting your favorite pictures

You can do the following if a mark [

] has been added to pictures and they have

• been set as favorites.

Play back the pictures set as favorite.

( P72 )

Play back the pictures set as favorites only as a slide show. ( P70 )

Delete all the pictures not set as favorites. ([ALL DELETE EXCEPT

])

( P35 )

Print only the pictures set as favorites.

( P91 )

Select [

FAVORITE] from playback menu ( P74 ) .

1

Press e/r to select [ON] and

then press [MENU/SET].

PLAYBACK

ASPECT CONV.

ROTATE

ROTATE DISP.

FAVORITE

DPOF PRINT

OFF

ON

CANCEL

SELECT SET

• You cannot set pictures as favorites if

[FAVORITE] is set to [OFF]. Also the favorites icon [

] will not appear when

[FAVORITE] is set to [OFF] even if it was previously set to [ON].

2 Press [MENU/SET] to close the menu.

3

Press w/q to select the picture

then press r.

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• Repeat the above procedure.

If r is pressed while the [

] favorites icon A is displayed, [

] is cleared, and the favorites setting is canceled.

You can place up to 999 pictures in your favorites list.

Canceling all favorites

1

Select [CANCEL] on the screen shown in step

1 and then press [MENU/SET].

2

Press e to select [YES] and then press

[MENU/SET].

3

Press [MENU/SET] to close the menu.

You cannot select [CANCEL] if none of the pictures have [

] displayed.

When printing pictures at a photo printing store, [ALL DELETE EXCEPT

] ( P35 ) is useful so only the pictures you want to be printed remain on the card.

Use [PHOTOfunSTUDIO-viewer-] (on the included CD-ROM) to change settings, check, or erase your pictures in your favorites list. For details, refer to the operating instructions (PDF fi le) of the software.

You may not be able to set pictures shot on other equipment as favorites.

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Press [ ] to display the [PLAYBACK] mode menu and select the item to set. ( P74 ) l

[ DPOF PRINT]

Setting the picture to be printed and the number of prints

DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) is a system that allows the user to select which pictures to print, how many copies of each picture to print and whether or not to print the recording date on the pictures when using a DPOF compatible photo printer or photo printing store. For details, ask at your photo printing store.

When you want to use a photo printing store to print pictures recorded on the builtin memory, copy them to a card ( P86 ) and then set the DPOF setting.

For more information please visit: http://panasonic.jp/dc/dpof_110/white_ e.htm

Select [

l

DPOF PRINT] from playback menu ( P74 ) .

Single setting

After the common operation.

1

Press w/q to select the picture to

print and then press e/r to set

the number of prints.

DPOF SET THIS

COUNT

SELECT

DATE

EXIT

The number of prints icon [ d

1] appears.

The number of prints can be set from 0 to

999. When the number of prints is set to

“0”, DPOF print setting is canceled.

2 Press [MENU/SET] twice to close the menu.

Common operation

Press e/r to select [SINGLE],

[MULTI] or [CANCEL] and then press [MENU/SET].

Multi setting

After the common operation.

1

Press w/q to select the picture to

print and then press e/r to set

the number of prints.

PLAYBACK

ASPECT CONV.

ROTATE

ROTATE DISP.

FAVORITE

DPOF PRINT

SINGLE

MULTI

CANCEL

SELECT SET

• You cannot select [CANCEL] if there are no prints that have been set in the DPOF print settings.

DPOF SET MULTI

COUNT DATE

SELECT EXIT

Repeat the above procedure. (You cannot set all the pictures at one time.)

The number of prints icon [ d

1] appears.

The number of prints can be set from 0 to

999. When the number of prints is set to

“0”, DPOF print setting is canceled.

2 Press [MENU/SET] twice to close the menu.

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Advanced-Viewing

To cancel all settings

After the common operation.

1

Press e to select [YES] and then

press [MENU/SET].

CANCEL ALL DPOF

CANCEL ALL DPOF

PRINT SETTINGS?

YES

NO

SELECT SET

2

Press [MENU/SET] to close the menu.

DPOF print settings on the built-in memory are canceled when a card is not inserted. DPOF print settings on the card are canceled when a card is inserted.

To print the date

You can set/cancel the printing with the recorded date with each press of the

[DISPLAY] button when setting the number of prints.

DPOF SET THIS

DPOF is an abbreviation of [Digital Print

Order Format]. This feature allows you to write print information to media and then use the information on a DPOF-compliant system.

DPOF print setting is a convenient function when you print pictures with printers supporting PictBridge. The date printing setting on the printer may take priority over the date printing setting on the camera. Check the date printing setting on the printer also.

Some DPOF information set by other equipment may not be effective. In such cases, delete all of the DPOF information and then set it again with this camera.

If the fi le is not based on the DCF standard, the DPOF print setting cannot be set.

COUNT DATE

SELECT EXIT

• The date print icon [L] appears.

When you go to a photo studio for digital printing, be sure to order the printing of the date if required.

The date may not be printed depending on photo studios or printers even if you set the date print. For further information, ask the photo studio for details or refer to the operating instructions of the printer.

This function is not available for images imprinted with the text stamp.

This function is canceled if you imprint the text stamp on the picture.

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Advanced-Viewing

Press [ ] to display the [PLAYBACK] mode menu and select the item to set. ( P74 ) g

[ PROTECT]

Preventing accidental erasure of the picture

You can set protection for the pictures you do not want to delete to prevent them from accidental erasure.

Multi setting/To cancel all settings

After the common operation.

Perform the same operation as in [DPOF

PRINT] ( P83 to 84 ) .

Select [

g

PROTECT] from playback menu ( P74 ) .

Common operation

Press e/r to select [SINGLE],

[MULTI] or [CANCEL] and then press [MENU/SET].

PLAYBACK

PROTECT

COPY

SINGLE

MULTI

CANCEL

The protect setting may not be effective in other equipment.

If you want to delete protected pictures, cancel the protect setting fi rst.

While this feature protects the pictures from accidental erasure, formatting the card will permanently delete all data.

Sliding the Write-Protect switch A of the

SD Memory Card or the SDHC Memory

Card to [LOCK] prevents pictures from deletion even if protection is not set.

A

SELECT SET

Single setting

After the common operation.

1

Press w/q to select the picture

and then press r to set/cancel.

PROTECT THIS

The following functions cannot be used with protected pictures.

[TITLE EDIT]

[ROTATE]

SELECT

SET/CANCEL EXIT

SET

The protect icon [c] appears.

CANCEL The protect icon [c] disappears.

2 Press [MENU/SET] twice to close the menu.

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Advanced-Viewing

Press [ ] to display the [PLAYBACK] mode menu and select the item to set. ( P74 )

[ COPY]

Copying the picture data

You can copy recorded picture data from the built-in memory to a card or vice versa.

Select [ COPY] from playback menu

( P74 ) .

1

Press e/r to select the copy

destination and then press

[MENU/SET].

The message [COPY THIS PICTURE TO

BUILT-IN MEMORY?] appears when you copy picture from the card to the built-in memory.

If you press [MENU/SET] while copying pictures from the built-in memory to the card, the copying will stop halfway.

Do not turn the camera off or do any other operations before copying is fi nished. The data on the built-in memory or the card may be damaged or lost.

PLAYBACK

PROTECT

COPY

4 Press [MENU/SET] several times to close the menu.

If you copy picture data from the built-in memory to a card, the screen automatically returns to the playback screen when all the pictures are copied.

SELECT SET

:

All the picture data in the built-in memory are copied onto the card at one time.

(Perform step 3)

:

One picture at a time is copied from the card to the built-in memory.

(Perform step 2)

(Only when is selected)

2

Press w/q to select the picture

and then press r.

3

Press e to select [YES] and then

press [MENU/SET].

(The illustration shows the screen when pictures are copied from the built-in memory to a card.)

COPY

COPY PICTURES FROM

BUILT-IN MEMORY TO

MEMORY CARD?

YES

NO

SELECT SET

If you copy picture data from the built-in memory to a card which does not have suffi cient free space, the picture data will only be copied halfway. We recommend using a card which has more free space than the built-in memory.

In case of “ ”, you can copy an image fi le even if there is already a fi le in the destination that has the same name

(same fi le and folder numbers) by making new folder. In case of “ ”, if a picture exists with the same name as the picture to be copied in the built-in memory, it is not copied.

It may take time to copy the picture data.

Only pictures recorded with a Panasonic digital camera (LUMIX) will be copied.

(Even if the pictures were recorded with a Panasonic digital camera, you may not be able to copy them if they were edited with a PC.)

DPOF settings on the original picture data will not be copied. Set the DPOF settings again after copying is fi nished.

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Connecting to other equipment

Connecting to a PC

By connecting the camera to a computer, you can upload your pictures, then use the software on the included CD-

ROM ([PHOTOfunSTUDIO-viewer-] for

Windows

®

) to print or send your images by e-mail.

If you use Windows 98/98SE, install the USB driver and then connect the camera to the computer.

For details, refer to the operating instructions (PDF fi le) of the software.

1 Turn on the camera and the PC.

2 Connect the camera to a PC via

the USB connection cable C

(supplied).

The screen to select [PictBridge (PTP)] or [PC] is displayed.

If [USB MODE] in setup menu is set to other than [SELECT ON CONNECTION], the screen is not displayed ( P23 ) .

ACCESS

• Always use a genuine Panasonic AC adaptor (DMW-AC6PP: optional) and

DC coupler (DMW- DCC2: optional).

Make sure this unit is off before connecting or disconnecting the AC adaptor.

C

USB connection cable (supplied)

• Connect the USB connection cable with the [c] mark facing the [q] mark on the [DIGITAL] socket.

D

This message appears during data transfer.

E

Check the facing of the connector and push straight in.

• Hold E and then insert or pull the USB connection cable straight. Do not try to force the connector in backwards or sideways. This can damage this unit and the equipment you are connecting.

3

Select [PC] using r and press

[MENU/SET].

[Windows]

The drive appears on the [My Computer] folder.

If it is the fi rst time you are connecting the camera to a PC, the required driver is installed automatically so that the camera can be recognized by the Windows Plug and Play, then it appears on the [My

Computer] folder.

[Macintosh]

The drive is displayed on the screen.

The drive is displayed as [LUMIX] when you connect the camera with no card inserted.

The drive is displayed as [NO_NAME] or

[Untitled] when you connect the camera with a card inserted.

A

AC adaptor (DMW-AC6PP: optional)

B

DC coupler (DMW-DCC2: optional)

• Use batteries with suffi cient battery power or the AC adaptor A and the

DC coupler B.

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Connecting to other equipment

Motion picture playback on a PC

Use “QuickTime” (for Windows 2000/XP/

Vista) in the supplied CD-ROM when you play back motion pictures recorded on this

• camera on your PC.

Download [QuickTime6.5.2 for Windows] from the following website and install it on your PC when you use Windows98/

98SE/Me. http://www.apple.com/support/ downloads/quicktime652forwindows.html

The software is a standard Macintosh feature.

Folder composition

Folders appear as follows.

Built-in memory

Card

DCIM

100_PANA

1

P1000001.JPG

2 3

P1000002.JPG

P1000999.JPG

101_PANA

999_PANA

MISC

100_PANA

1

Folder number

2

File number

3

JPG : Pictures

MOV : Motion pictures

MISC: Folder containing fi les with following settings

DPOF print

Favorite

Category slide show

This unit stores up to 999 picture fi les in each folder. A new folder is created after this maximum is reached.

To reset fi le and folder numbers, use

[NO.RESET] in the setup menu. ( P22 )

Conditions under which a different folder number is used

In the following cases, the picture is not recorded in the same folder as the

• previously recorded picture. It is recorded in a folder with a new number.

The folder containing the picture you just shot had a fi le numbered 999 in it

(example: P1000999.JPG).

When the card just recorded to contains, for example, a folder with the number

100 (100_PANA) in it and that card is removed and replaced with a card that has a folder with the number 100 in it recorded by a camera from a different maker (100XXXXX, with XXXXX being the name of the maker) and then a picture is recorded.

You start shooting again after using

[NO.RESET] in the setup menu. (It is recorded to a new folder that has a number following on from the one previous. You can also reset the folder number to 100 by using [NO.RESET] immediately after formatting the card when there are no folders or pictures on the card.)

Connection in the PTP mode

If the OS is “Windows XP”, “Windows

Vista” or “Mac OS X”, you can connect in PTP mode if you set the camera to

[PictBridge (PTP)] and press [MENU/SET] after connecting the USB cable.

You can only load pictures from the camera and cannot write them on the card or delete them.

However, you can connect in MTP mode on Windows Vista, instead of PTP. Then, you can format or delete the data on the card.

When there are 1000 or more pictures on a card, the pictures may not be imported.

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

While [ACCESS] is being displayed, do not disconnect the USB connection cable.

When using Windows PC, click Safety

Remove Hardware icon on the task trey fi rst to remove USB cable. When the icon is not displayed, make sure the connection screen is not displayed, and turn the camera [OFF] to remove.

When connecting the camera to a

Windows 2000 OS PC with the USB connection cable, do not replace the card while the camera and the PC are connected. The information on the card may be damaged. Before changing cards, make sure you perform the necessary steps to safely remove hardware (double-click the icon in the task bar in Windows).

When there are many pictures on the built-in memory or the card, it may take some time to transfer them.

Motion image fi les in the built-in memory or on a card in this unit may not play properly on a computer, so upload them to your computer for playback.

If the remaining battery power becomes low while the camera and the PC are communicating, the status indicator blinks and the alarm beeps. In this case,

Connecting to other equipment

• switch between the built-in memory and the card, disconnect the USB connection cable, insert (or remove) the card and then connect the USB connection cable to the PC again.

When connecting the camera to a Mac

OS v10.2 or lower and using SDHC

Memory card to inport the picture data, set the Write-Protect switch on the SDHC

Memory Card to [LOCK].

Refer to the operating instructions of the

PC, too.

stop the communication at once on the

PC.

Pictures edited or rotated with a PC may be displayed in black in playback mode, multi playback and calendar.

If a card is not inserted when the camera is connected to the PC, you can edit or access the picture data on the built-in memory. If a card is inserted, you can edit or access the picture data on it.

You cannot switch between the built-in memory and the card while the camera is connected to the PC. When you want to

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Connecting to a PictBridge-compliant Printer

By connecting the camera directly to a printer supporting PictBridge via the USB connection cable (supplied), you can select the pictures to be printed or start printing on the LCD monitor. Make the necessary settings on your printer beforehand. (Read your printer’s operating instructions.)

1 Turn on the camera and the printer.

2 Connect the camera to a printer

via the USB connection cable A

(supplied).

The screen to select [PictBridge (PTP)] or [PC] is displayed.

If [USB MODE] in setup menu is set to other than [SELECT ON CONNECTION], the screen is not displayed ( P23 ) .

A

USB connection cable (supplied)

• Connect the USB connection cable with the [c] mark facing the [q] mark on the [DIGITAL] socket.

B

AC adaptor (DMW-AC6PP: optional)

C

DC coupler (DMW-DCC2: optional)

• Use batteries with suffi cient battery power or the AC adaptor B and the

DC coupler C.

• Always use a genuine Panasonic AC adaptor (DMW-AC6PP: optional) and

DC coupler (DMW-DCC2: optional).

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• Make sure this unit is off before connecting or disconnecting the AC adaptor.

D

Check the facing of the connector and

• push straight in.

Hold D and then insert or pull the USB connection cable straight. Do not try to force the connector in backwards or sideways. This can damage this unit and the equipment you are connecting.

3

Select [PictBridge] using e and

press [MENU/SET].

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

If a card is not inserted when the camera is connected to the printer, you can print the picture data on the built-in memory.

If a card is inserted, you can print the picture data on it.

You cannot switch between the built-in memory and the card while the camera is connected to the printer. When you want to switch between the built-in memory and the card, disconnect the

USB connection cable, insert (or remove) the card and then connect the USB connection cable to the printer again.

To print the name of the age in

[BABY] and [PET], the departure date for [TRAVEL DATE] or the text input in [TITLE EDIT], use the

[PHOTOfunSTUDIO-viewer-] software in the CD-ROM (supplied) and print from the PC. For information about this, refer to the separate operating instructions

(PDF fi le) of the software.

To fi nd out more about PictBridge compliant printers, contact your local dealer.

1

Press w/q to select the picture

and then press [MENU/SET].

2

Press e to select [PRINT START]

and then press [MENU/SET].

3 Disconnect the USB connection cable after printing.

1

Press e.

Connecting to other equipment

Printing the selected picture (making a single print)

PictBridge

PLEASE SELECT

THE PICTURE TO PRINT

SELECT

MULTI PRINT

PRINT

• A message displays for about 2 seconds.

SINGLE SELECT

PRINT START

PRINT WITH DATE

NUM.OF PRINTS

PAPER SIZE

PAGE LAYOUT

OFF

CANCEL A SELECT SET

• Press [MENU/SET] to cancel printing.

Selecting multiple pictures for printing

Item

MULTI

SELECT

Setting contents

Multiple pictures are selected at once for printing.

[Operation]

On the plural pictures screen, press w/q to select pictures. When you press r, [ ] is displayed with the picture you selected for printing.

(When you press r once more, the print setting is canceled.)

Press [MENU/SET] when you fi nish selection.

SELECT ALL All pictures in the built-in memory or the card are printed.

DPOF

PICTURE

Pictures in the [DPOF

PRINT] setting are printed.

FAVORITE Pictures set as favorites are printed.

• This item appears only when favorite setting is

[ON].

You cannot select any picture when

[FAVORITE] is set to

[ON], but no picture is marked with [

].

2

Press e/r to select an item and

then press [MENU/SET].

3

Press e to select [PRINT START]

and then press [MENU/SET].

PictBridge

MULTI SELECT

SELECT ALL

DPOF PICTURE

FAVORITE

SELECT CANCEL A SET

MULTI SELECT

PRINT START

PRINT WITH DATE

NUM.OF PRINTS

PAPER SIZE

PAGE LAYOUT

OFF

CANCEL A SELECT SET

• In DPOF setting, [PRINT WITH DATE] and [NUM. OF PRINTS] are not displayed.

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Connecting to other equipment

When you select [DPOF PICTURE],

[DPOF SET] is selectable. When you select [DPOF SET], refer to P 83 .

Press [MENU/SET] when you wish to cancel printing halfway.

When you select [MULTI SELECT],

[SELECT ALL] or [FAVORITE], the print confi rmation screen appears. Select

[YES] and perform printing.

When the number of prints exceeds

1,000, [PRINTING --- PICTURES DO

YOU WANT TO PROCEED?] appears on the print confi rmation screen.

4

Disconnect the USB connection cable after printing.

Setting date printing, the number of prints, the paper size and the page layout

Select an item to set on the screen for step

2 in “Printing the selected picture (making a single print)” or on the screen for step 3

• in “Selecting multiple pictures for printing”.

When you want to print pictures in a paper size or a layout which is not supported by the camera, set [PAPER

SIZE] and [PAGE LAYOUT] to [

F

] and then set the paper size or the layout on the printer. (For details, refer to the operating instructions of the printer.)

[PRINT WITH DATE]

OFF

ON

Date is not printed.

Date is printed.

• If the printer does not support date printing, the date cannot be printed on the picture.

[NUM. OF PRINTS]

Set the number of prints.

• You can set up to 999 prints.

[ PAPER SIZE]

(Possible paper sizes on the camera)

F

Settings on the printer are prioritized.

L/3.5˝ × 5˝

2L/5˝ × 7˝

89 mm × 127 mm

127 mm × 178 mm

POSTCARD 100 mm × 148 mm

16:9

A4

A3

10 × 15cm

4˝ × 6˝

8˝ × 10˝

101.6 mm × 180.6 mm

210 mm × 297 mm

297 mm × 420 mm

100 mm × 150 mm

101.6 mm × 152.4 mm

203.2 mm × 254 mm

LETTER 216 mm × 279.4 mm

CARD SIZE 54 mm × 85.6 mm

These items cannot be displayed when the printer does not support the paper sizes.

[ PAGE LAYOUT]

(Possible layouts on the camera)

F

Settings on the printer are prioritized.

G

1 page with no frame print

H

I

J

1 page with frame print

2 pages print

4 pages print

An item cannot be selected if the printer does not support the page layout.

Layout printing

When printing a picture several times on 1 sheet of paper

For example, if you want to print a picture

4 times on 1 sheet of paper, set [PAGE

LAYOUT] to [

J

] and then set the number of prints to 4 for the picture on

[NUM. OF PRINTS].

When printing different pictures on 1 sheet of paper

For example, if you want to print 4 different pictures on 1 sheet of paper, set [PAGE LAYOUT] to 4-picture printing

[

J

] and then set [NUM. OF PRINTS] for the pictures to 1.

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Connecting to other equipment

Do not disconnect the USB connection cable when the cable disconnection warning icon [K] is indicated.

(Depending on the printer, the icon may not be displayed.)

If the remaining battery power becomes low while the camera and the printer are connected, the status indicator blinks and the alarm beeps. If this happens during printing, press [MENU/SET] and stop printing at once. If not printing, disconnect the USB connection cable.

The camera is receiving an error message from the printer when the [*] indication lights orange during printing.

After fi nishing printing, make sure there are no problems with the printer.

If the total number of ordered prints or the number of pictures set for print is large, printing is performed at intervals.

In such cases, the number of remaining prints shown on the display will differ from the number of prints you set. The discrepancy, however, does not indicate an error.

Date print function on the printer may have priority over the same settings on the camera. Check the setting on the printer as well.

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Connecting to other equipment

Playing Back Pictures with a TV Screen

Playing back pictures using the AV cable (supplied)

Set the [TV ASPECT]. ( P23 )

Turn the camera and the TV off.

Do not use any other AV cables except the supplied one.

The top and bottom or left and right of the picture may be cut off slightly when it is displayed due to the characteristics of the TV.

Read the TV operating instructions too.

Pictures might be slightly blurred if you show them vertically on a television.

You can view pictures on TVs in other countries (regions) which use the NTSC or PAL system when you set [VIDEO

OUT] in the [SETUP] menu. Even if you set [VIDEO OUT] to [PAL], the output signal will still be NTSC in the recording mode.

Playback pictures on TV with SD

Memory Card slot

You can put your SD Memory Card in a television with an SD Memory Card slot to show still images.

1

Connect the AV cable A

(supplied) to the [ AV OUT] socket of the camera.

Connect the AV cable with the [c] mark facing the [q] mark on the [AV

OUT] socket.

Hold B and then insert or pull the AV cable straight.

2 Connect the AV cable to the video input and the audio input sockets of the TV.

1

Yellow: to the video input socket

2

White: to the audio input socket

3 Turn the TV on and select external input.

4 Turn the camera on and playback the picture.

Depending on the television, some pictures may not take up the whole screen.

You cannot play motion pictures. To play back motion pictures, connect the camera to the TV with the AV cable

(supplied).

You can use SDHC Memory Card on

SDHC Memory Card compatible TV only.

You may be unable to play MultiMedia

Cards.

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Others

Screen Display

The LCD monitor shows the status of the camera.

In normal picture mode [

(Initial setting)

]

In recording (After settings)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 14 15 16 17 18

13

8

9

10

12 11

7

8

4

5

6

2

3

1

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

In recording

Recording mode

Flash mode ( P39 )

AF area ( P26 )

Focus indication ( P26 )

Picture size ( P60 )

Quality ( P60 )

Jitter alert indication ( P30 ) : 6

Battery indication ( P25 )

Remaining number of recordable pictures ( P 107 )

: Built-in memory ( P16 )

: Card ( P16 )

Recording indication

Shutter speed indication ( P28 )

Intelligent ISO ( P61 ) :

Aperture value indication ( P28 )

Optical image stabilizer ( P66 )

Burst ( P65 )

R

: Audio recording ( P53 )

White balance ( P62 )

Sensitivity ( P62 )

ISO limit ( P61 ) :

Color mode ( P65 )

/

Picture mode ( P53 ) :

[

[

[

] / [

] (4:3)

] / [

] / [

] (16:9)

/

] /

Available recording time in motion picture mode e.g. :

NATURAL R15s 19

30

29

28

26

20

25 24 23

20

21

22

23

24

25

26

27

28

29

30

Age ( P49 , 50 )

• It is displayed about 5 seconds when switching to [BABY] or [PET] in scene mode.

Number of days that have passed since the departure date ( P55 )

Travel date ( P55 )

Elapsed recording time ( P53 )

Backlight compensation operation

(Intelligent mode only) ( P27 )

Current date and time/Destination settings : ( P57 )

• It is displayed for about 5 seconds when turning the camera on, setting the clock and after switching from the playback mode to the recording mode.

Zoom ( P31 ) /Extended optical zoom

( P31 ) /Easy zoom ( P32 ) /Digital zoom

( P33 ) :

W T

1X

Exposure compensation ( P44 )

Backlight compensation (Intelligent mode only) ( P27 ) :

Auto bracket ( P45 )

LCD mode ( P38 )

Self-timer ( P43 )

Name ( P49 , 50 )

This is displayed for about 5 seconds when this unit is turned on in [BABY] or

[PET] in scene mode.

AF assist lamp ( P66 ) :

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In playback

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

18

17

16

1ST DAY

15

14

PLAY MOTION

PICTURE

10 00 DEC 1 2007

13

16

17

18

7

8

4

5

6

2

3

1

9

10

In Playback

Playback mode ( P18 )

Number of DPOF prints ( P83 )

Protected picture ( P85 )

[

[

Motion pictures with audio ( P53 )

Picture size ( P60 )

Quality ( P60 )

In Motion picture mode ( P53 ) :

] / [

] (4:3)

] / [ ] /

[ ] / [ ] (16:9)

Battery indication ( P25 )

Folder/File number ( P88 )

: Built-in memory ( P16 )

: Card ( P16 )

Picture number/Total pictures

Cable disconnection warning icon ( P93 )

Motion picture recording time ( P73 ) :

11

12

13

14

15

Recording information

Favorites setting ( P82 ) /

Elapsed playback time ( P73 ) :

Recorded date and time

Destination settings ( P57 )

Name ( P49 )

Title ( P74 )

Number of days that have passed since the departure date ( P55 )

Age display ( P49 , 50 )

Power LCD mode ( P38 )

Motion picture playback ( P73 )

Text stamp complete indicator ( P76 )

Favorites indicatior ( P82 ) :

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8

9

10

11

12

Others

Cautions for Use

Optimal Use of the Camera

Take care not to drop or knock the unit or put a lot of pressure on it.

Do not leave the unit in your pants pocket when you sit down or forcefully insert it into a full bag etc.

Take care not to drop or knock the bag that you inserted the unit in as it may strongly shock the unit.

A strong shock may break the lens, screen or outer case and cause the camera to malfunction.

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 fi elds created by speakers or large motors.

Electromagnetic wave radiation generated by microprocessors may adversely affect the camera, disturbing the pictures and sound.

If the camera is adversely affected by electromagnetic equipment and stops functioning properly, turn the camera off and remove the battery or disconnect

AC adaptor (DMW-AC6PP: 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.

Make sure to use the supplied cords and cables. If you use optional accessories, use the cords and the cables supplied with them. Do not extend the cords and the cables.

Do not spray insecticides or volatile chemicals onto the camera.

If the camera is sprayed with such chemicals, the camera body may be damaged and the surface fi nish may peel off.

Do not keep rubber or plastic products in contact with the camera for a long period of time.

Maintenance

Uninstall the battery or DC coupler and wipe them with a soft, dry cloth when

• meintenance.

When the camera becomes dirty, clean it with a soft, slightly damp cloth. Then wipe the camera with dry cloth.

Do not use solvents such as benzine, thinner, alcohol or kitchen detergent. This can cause damage to the body of the camera and the surface may peel off.

When using chemically treated cloth, read the instruction before hands.

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Others

Batteries

Be sure to remove the batteries when you will not be using the camera for a long period of time.

If the temperature is too high or low, the terminals may rust causing a

malfunction.

If you drop the batteries accidentally, check to see if the body of the batteries and the terminals are damaged.

Inserting a damaged battery in the camera will damage the camera.

Bring charged spare batteries when going out.

Be aware that the operating time of the batteries becomes shorter in low

• temperature conditions such as at a ski resort.

Dispose of unusable batteries.

Batteries have a limited life.

Do not throw batteries into fi re because they may cause an explosion.

Unusable batteries should be discarded in accordance with battery recycling laws.

Call the RBRC hotline on 1-800-822-

8837 for information.

Do not allow battery terminals to come into contact with metal objects (such as

necklaces, hairpins, etc.).

This can cause short circuiting or heat generation and you may be badly burned if you touch the batteries.

• Do not allow dirt, dust or water to enter the terminals on the back of the card and do not touch the terminals with your fi ngers.

About the picture data

Recorded data may be damaged or lost if the camera breaks down due to inappropriate handling. Panasonic will not be liable for any damage suffered due to loss of recorded data.

About tripods

When you use a tripod, make sure the tripod is stable when this unit is attached to it.

You may not be able to remove the card or the battery when using a tripod.

Make sure that the screw on the tripod is not at an angle when attaching or detaching the camera. You may damage the screw on the camera if you use excessive force when turning it. Also, the camera body and the rating label may be damaged or scratched if the camera is attached too tightly to the tripod.

Read the operating instructions for the tripod carefully.

Card

Do not leave the card in places where there is high temperature or direct sunlight, or where electromagnetic waves or static electricity are easily generated.

Do not bend or drop the card.

The card may be damaged or the recorded content may be damaged or erased.

Store the card in the card case or the storage bag after use and when you store or carry the card.

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Others

Message Display

Confi rmation messages or error messages will be displayed on the screen in some cases.

The major messages are described below as examples.

[CURRENT BATTERY TYPE SETTING:

ALKALINE/Ni-MH]/[CURRENT BATTERY

TYPE SETTING: OXYRIDE]

This message is displayed the fi rst time you insert batteries and when the batteries are exhausted and you replace them. If the battery type being used is different from the one indicated in the message, change the battery type in [BATTERY TYPE] in the

[SETUP] menu ( P21 ).

[THIS MEMORY CARD IS LOCKED]

Cancel the card lock.

Play back after recording or after inserting a card with a recorded picture.

[THIS PICTURE IS PROTECTED]

After canceling the protect setting ( P85 ) , you can delete the picture.

[THIS PICTURE CANNOT BE DELETED]/

[SOME PICTURES CANNOT BE

DELETED]

The pictures not based on the DCF standard cannot be deleted.

To delete this kind of picture, fi rst save your data to your computer, then use this unit to reformat the card. ( P23 )

[NO ADDITIONAL DELETE SELECTIONS

CAN BE MADE]

You have selected more than the allowed number of items in multi delete or the

MULTI setting in [TITLE EDIT]/[TEXT

STAMP]. Repeat the procedure as necessary.

You have placed more than 999 pictures in your favorites list.

( P16 )

[NO VALID PICTURE TO PLAY]

[CANNOT BE SET ON THIS PICTURE]/

[CANNOT BE SET ON SOME PICTURES]

[DPOF PRINT], [TITLE EDIT], and [TEXT

STAMP] cannot be set for pictures not based on the DCF standard.

[NOT ENOUGH SPACE ON BUILT-IN

MEMORY]/[NOT ENOUGH MEMORY ON

THE CARD]

There is no space left on the built-in

• memory or the card.

When you copy pictures from the builtin memory to the card (batch copy), the pictures are copied until the capacity of the card becomes full.

[SOME PICTURES CANNOT BE

COPIED]/[COPY COULD NOT BE

COMPLETED]

The following pictures cannot be copied.

When a picture with the same name as the picture to be copied exists in the copy destination. (When copying pictures from

• the card to the built-in memory)

Files not based on the DCF standard.

Moreover, pictures recorded or edited by other equipment may not be copied.

[BUILT-IN MEMORY ERROR FORMAT

BUILT-IN MEMORY?]

This message will be displayed when you format the built-in memory on the PC or remove the battery without turning the camera off. Format the built-in memory of the camera again. ( P23 ) The data on the built-in memory will be deleted.

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[MEMORY CARD ERROR FORMAT THIS

CARD?]

The format of the card cannot be recognized by this camera. Format the card again with this camera.

Save your data to your computer, then use this unit to reformat the card. ( P23 )

[PLEASE TURN CAMERA OFF AND

THEN ON AGAIN]

This message appears when the camera is not operating properly. Turn the camera off and on. If the message persists, contact the dealer or your nearest Service Center.

[MEMORY CARD ERROR

MEMORY CARD PARAMETER ERROR]

Use a card compatible with this camera.

( P5 , 16 )

You can only use 4 GB cards if they are

SDHC Memory Cards.

[MEMORY CARD ERROR

PLEASE CHECK THE CARD]

Failed access to the card. Insert the card again.

[READ ERROR

PLEASE CHECK THE CARD]

Data reading error.

Insert the card again. Make sure the card is inserted properly and then play back again.

[WRITE ERROR

PLEASE CHECK THE CARD]

Data writing error.

Turn the camera off and remove the card.

Then insert the card and turn the camera on again. This error may also indicate that the card is damaged.

[MOTION RECORDING WAS

CANCELLED DUE TO THE LIMITATION

OF THE WRITING SPEED OF THE CARD]

When you set the [PICTURE MODE] to [30fpsVGA] or [30fps16:9], we recommend using cards that offer 10 MB/ second or higher speeds (shown on their packages and elsewhere) for best results.

Depending on the type of Card, recording may stop in the middle.

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Others

[A FOLDER CANNOT BE CREATED]

A folder cannot be created because there are no remaining folder numbers that can be used.

Save your data to your computer, then use this unit to reformat the card. ( P23 )

If you execute [NO.RESET] in the [SETUP] menu after formatting, the folder number is reset to 100. ( P22 )

[PICTURE IS DISPLAYED FOR 4:3 TV]/

[PICTURE IS DISPLAYED FOR 16:9 TV]

The AV cable is connected to the camera. Press [MENU/SET] if you want to delete this message at once.

Select [TV ASPECT] in the [SETUP] menu to change the TV aspect. ( P23 )

This message also appears when the

USB connection cable is connected to the camera only. In this case, connect the other end of the USB connection cable to a PC or a printer.

[PRINTER BUSY]/[PLEASE CHECK THE

PRINTER]

The printer cannot print. Check the printer.

Others

Troubleshooting

If you put the menu back to the settings at the time of purchase, the conditions may be improved. Carry out the [RESET] in the setup menu while the camera is in the recording mode. ( P23 )

Batteries and power supply

Conditions Causes

The camera turns off immediately even when battery power is full.

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

The remaining battery power may not be displayed accurately, and the camera may suddenly stop working, when the type of battery and the settings on [BATTERY TYPE] are not identical. However this is not a malfunction. Depending on the battery brand and the operating temperature, or if exhausted batteries are used, the remaining battery power may not be displayed accurately.

Please check [BATTERY TYPE] ( P21 ) in the [SETUP] menu.

The camera will not turn on.

The picture is not displayed on the LCD monitor.

Are the batteries inserted correctly?

Use suffi ciently charged batteries when using Ni-MH batteries.

Is the economy mode ( P22 ) activated? Press the shutter button halfway to deactivate these modes.

Are the batteries exhausted? Replace them with batteries which have suffi cient capacity. (When you use Ni-MH batteries, charge them.)

The camera turns off soon after turning it on.

• Are the batteries exhausted? Replace them with batteries which have suffi cient capacity. (When you use Ni-MH batteries, charge them.)

If you leave the camera on, the battery will be exhausted.

Turn the camera off frequently by using economy mode

( P22 ) etc.

Shooting

Conditions

The picture cannot be recorded.

Causes

Is the mode correctly set?

Is there any memory capacity left on the built-in memory or the card?

Before recording, delete some pictures. ( P35 )

The recorded pictures are pale.

The recorded picture is too bright or dark.

2 or 3 pictures are taken at one time.

The picture can become whitish if there is dirt e.g. fi ngerprints on the lens. If the lens is dirty, turn on the camera, eject the lens barrel and gently wipe the lens surface with a soft dry cloth.

Check that the exposure is correctly compensated. ( P44 )

Is AUTO BRACKET ( P45 ) , HI-SPEED BURST ( P50 ) or

BURST ( P65 ) mode set?

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The recorded picture is blurred. The optical image stabilizer is not effective.

Images are grainy or noisy.

Conditions

The subject is not focused properly.

The brightness or color of the picture differs from the actual scene.

Shooting of motion pictures stops unexpectedly.

Reddish vertical lines appear on the LCD monitor while shooting.

Causes

The focus range varies depending on the recording mode.

Set the proper recording mode for the distance to the subject.

Is the subject out of the focus range? ( P28 , 42 )

Have you taken a picture with jitter?

The subject is not focused until the shutter button is pressed halfway.

When taking a picture in shaded areas or indoors, the shutter speed becomes slow and the Optical Image Stabilizer function may not work properly. In this case, we recommend holding the camera with both hands fi rmly to take pictures.

Is the ISO sensitivity high or the shutter speed slow?

(When set to [AUTO], ISO sensitivity increases for indoor and

• other shooting occasions.)

Reduce ISO sensitivity. ( P62 )

Set [COLOR MODE] to [NATURAL]. ( P65 )

Improve the ambient light.

In [HIGH SENS.] and [HI-SPEED BURST] mode, the resolution of the recorded picture decreases slightly because of high sensitivity processing. This is not a malfunction.

Brightness and colors may change when using a fast shutter speed under fl uorescent lights, but this is a characteristic of such lighting and is not a malfunction.

This camera is not compatible with motion picture recording on MultiMediaCards.

When you set the [PICTURE MODE] to [30fpsVGA] or

[30fps16:9], we recommend using cards that offer 10

MB/second or higher speeds (shown on their packages and elsewhere) for best results.

Depending on the type of SD Memory Card or SDHC

Memory Card, recording may stop in the middle.

This is a phenomenon called smear. It is a characteristic of CCD and appears when the subject has a bright part.

Irregularities may also appear around the smear, but this is not a malfunction.

(It is recorded in motion pictures but not on still pictures.)

We recommend not to let a strong source of light such as the sun light enter the screen when taking pictures.

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LCD

Conditions

The LCD monitor sometimes turns off although the camera is turned on.

The brightness of the

LCD monitor becomes dark or bright for a moment.

The LCD monitor fl ickers indoors.

The LCD monitor is too bright or dark.

Black, red, blue and green dots appear on the LCD monitor.

Noise appears on the

LCD monitor.

Causes

The LCD turns off immediately after using the fl ash while it recharges.

The LCD may turn off immediately after setting to recording mode while it recharges.

Have you set [AUTO LCD OFF]? ( P22 )

This phenomenon appears when pressing the shutter button halfway to set the aperture value and does not affect the recorded pictures.

The LCD monitor may fl icker for a few seconds after turning the camera on indoors under fl uorescent light.

This is not a malfunction.

Adjust the brightness of the LCD monitor.

This is not a malfunction.

( P21 )

Is the power LCD or the high angle mode activated?

These pixels do not affect the recorded pictures.

( P38 )

In dark places, noise may appear to maintain the brightness of the LCD monitor. This does not affect the pictures you are recording.

Flash

Conditions Causes

Flash is not activated.

Is the fl ash setting set to Forced OFF [ v

]?

Change the fl ash setting. ( P39 )

The fl ash is activated 2 times.

The fl ash is not activated when motion picture mode [ i

],

[SCENERY], [NIGHT SCENERY], [SUNSET], [HI-SPEED

BURST], [STARRY SKY], [FIREWORKS] and [AERIAL

PHOTO] mode, burst and auto bracket is selected.

When you select red-eye reduction ( P39 ) , the fl ash is activated once before the actual recording to reduce the redeye phenomenon (eyes of the subject appearing red in the picture) and then activated again for the actual recording.

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Playback

Conditions

Pictures rotate unexpectedly.

Causes

One of the features of this unit can automatically detect when you have turned the camera sideways to take a picture, then rotate that picture for you when you play it back.

In some cases, the unit may detect that you have turned the

• camera sideways, when in fact you are facing it up or down.

Set [ROTATE DISP.] ( P81 ) to [OFF] so that the camera does not rotate these kinds of pictures for you.

You can use [ROTATE] ( P81 ) to rotate the pictures when necessary.

The picture is not played back.

Folder or fi le number appears as [-] and the display goes black.

Is the recording/playback switch set to playback [

Q

]?

Is there a picture on the built-in memory or the card?

The pictures on the built-in memory appear when a card is not inserted. The picture data on the card appears when a card is inserted.

The picture may have been changed on a computer or taken on a different camera.

This problem can also occur if you remove the batteries immediately after taking a picture or if the batteries had very

• little charge left.

You will need to reformat the card to delete this type of picture. ( P23 ) (Remember that all data will be irretrievably erased when you format the card, so save your data and check the card before proceeding.)

The picture is displayed with a date different from the actual recording date in calendar playback.

Was the picture edited with a PC or recorded with a digital camera from another manufacturer?

This kind of picture may be displayed with a date different from the actual recording date in calendar playback.

Is the clock in the camera set properly? ( P17 )

For example, if the clock setting on the camera is different from the date and time set on the PC and you acquire pictures recorded with the camera to the PC and then write them back to the card, the pictures may be displayed with dates different from the actual recording dates in calendar etc.

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

If you take a picture with the fl ash in a dark place or indoors, white round spots may appear on the picture caused by the fl ash refl ecting of particles of dust in the air. This is not a malfunction.

A characteristic of this is that the number of round spots and their position differ in every picture.

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Connecting to a TV, computer or printer

Conditions

The picture does not

Is the camera connected to the TV correctly?

appear on the television.

Set the TV to video input mode.

The TV screen is disturbed or displayed in monochrome.

The display areas on the TV screen and the camera’s LCD monitor are different.

Cannot play motion pictures on a television.

Depending on the TV model, the area display may be smaller so the picture may be stretched horizontally or vertically and the top and bottom or left and right of the picture may be cut off when it is displayed. This is due to the TV specifi cations and is not a malfunction.

You cannot play motion pictures if you have inserted the card into a card slot on a television.

Connect the camera to the television with the included AV cable and play the pictures on this unit. ( P94 )

The picture size does not fi t the TV screen.

Cannot upload pictures to your computer.

Check the [TV ASPECT] setting on this unit. ( P23 )

Check the connections.

Causes

Check that the computer has correctly recognized the camera.

Disconnect the USB connection cable, then insert the card and reconnect the cable.

The computer does not recognize the card.

(The built-in memory is recognized.)

The pictures cannot be printed with printers.

The sides of printed images are cut off.

Does the printer support PictBridge? You cannot print pictures with printers which do not support PictBridge. ( P90 )

If your printer has trimming and border settings, change the settings so that there is no trimming and no border. (Read your printer’s operating instructions.)

Some photography shops can handle pictures shot in the [ j

] aspect ratio. Enquire before sending them for printing.

Others

Conditions

Unreadable language was selected by mistake.

Cannot change the auto review setting.

Causes

Press [MENU/SET], select the [SETUP] menu icon [ ] and then select the [

{

] icon to set the desired language. ( P24 )

Is auto bracket, [SELF PORTRAIT], [HI-SPEED BURST], burst mode or motion picture mode [ i

] activated? You cannot change the auto review setting when using these modes.

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When the shutter button is pressed halfway, a red lamp turns on sometimes.

The AF assist lamp does not turn on.

In dark places, the AF assist lamp ( P66 ) lights red to make it easier to focus on a subject.

Is [AF ASSIST LAMP] on the [REC] mode menu set to [ON]?

( P66 )

The camera gets hot.

The lens clicks.

The clock setting is reset.

Are you taking pictures in dark places? The AF assist lamp does not turn on in bright places.

The AF assist lamp does not turn on when [SELF

PORTRAIT], [SCENERY], [NIGHT SCENERY], [SUNSET],

[FIREWORKS] or [AERIAL PHOTO] mode is selected.

The camera may get a little warm while you are using it, but this is normal.

When brightness has changed due to the zoom or the movement of the camera or other, the lens may click and the picture on the screen may be drastically changed, however, the pictures are not affected.

The sound is caused by automatic adjustment of the aperture. It is not a malfunction.

If you do not use the camera for a long time, the clock setting may be reset. When the message [PLEASE SET THE

CLOCK] appears, set the clock again. ( P17 )

Images appear slightly distorted.

Strange colors appear around the edge of the image.

File numbers are not created in order.

The fi le numbers are recorded in ascending order.

The picture is displayed black.

The lens barrel is retracted.

When you take a picture before setting the clock, [0:00 0. 0.

0] is recorded.

Images may be taken with some distortion depending on the zoom ratio. This distortion increases as you get nearer the subject, but it is not a malfunction.

Depending on the zoom magnifi cation, the picture may have some colored fringes around the subject. This is called chromatic aberration and may be more visible when recording distant subjects. However this is not a malfunction.

Certain operations cause pictures to be saved in folders with different numbers. ( P88 )

If the batteries are inserted or removed when the camera is not turned off, the recorded folder numbers are lost.

However if you turn the camera on again and record pictures, the fi le numbers may be recorded in ascending order.

Pictures edited or rotated with a PC may be displayed in black in playback mode, multi playback and calendar.

The lens barrel retracts about 15 seconds after switching from [REC MODE] to [PLAYBACK MODE].

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Number of Recordable Pictures and Available

Recording Time

The number of recordable pictures and the available recording time are an approximation. (These vary depending on the recording conditions and the type of card.)

The number of recordable pictures and the available recording time vary depending on the subjects.

Number of recordable pictures

Aspect ratio

Picture size

: 8M

(3264 × 2448 pixels)

G

H

Quality

Built-in Memory

(Approx. 24MB)

16 MB

32 MB

64 MB

Card

128 MB

256 MB

512 MB

1 GB

2 GB

4 GB

8 GB

16 GB

5

2

6

14

30

61

120

240

490

970

1980

3980

11

480

970

1910

3890

7840

6

14

30

61

120

240

: 5M EZ

(2560 × 1920 pixels)

G

9

5

11

24

50

98

195

390

790

1560

3180

6410 h

H

18

10

23

48

99

190

380

770

1530

3010

6130

12350

G

14

8

18

38

78

150

300

600

1220

2410

4910

9880

: 3M EZ

(2048 × 1536 pixels)

H

29

16

36

75

150

290

590

1180

2360

4640

9440

19000

Aspect ratio

Picture size

Quality

Built-in Memory

(Approx. 24MB)

16 MB

32 MB

64 MB

128 MB

256 MB

Card 512 MB

1 GB

2 GB

4 GB

8 GB

16 GB

: 2M EZ

(1600 × 1200 pixels) h

G H

: 0.3M EZ

(640 × 480 pixels)

G

H

23

13

29

61

125

240

480

970

1920

3770

7670

15440

46

27

58

120

240

470

940

1880

3610

7090

14440

29070

115

68

145

290

600

1170

2320

4640

8780

17240

35080

70590

190

110

230

480

970

1900

3770

7550

12290

24130

49120

98840

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Aspect ratio

Picture size

Quality

Built-in Memory

(Approx. 24MB)

16 MB

32 MB

64 MB

Card

128 MB

256 MB

512 MB

1 GB

2 GB

4 GB

8 GB

16 GB

Aspect ratio

Picture size

Quality

Built-in Memory

(Approx. 24MB)

16 MB

32 MB

64 MB

128 MB

Card

256 MB

512 MB

1 GB

2 GB

4 GB

8 GB

16 GB

: 7M

(3264 × 2176 pixels)

G H

6

270

550

1080

2210

4450

3

7

16

34

68

135

12

530

1070

2110

4300

8660

7

16

33

69

135

260

: 6M

(3264 × 1840 pixels)

G H

7 15

4

9

20

41

81

160

320

650

1280

2610

5250

8

19

40

81

155

310

630

1270

2510

5110

10290

: 4.5M EZ

(2560 × 1712 pixels)

G H

10

440

890

1740

3550

7160

5

13

27

56

110

210

21

12

26

54

110

210

430

860

1700

3350

6820

13720 j

: 3.5M EZ

(2560 × 1440 pixels)

G H

12 25

7

15

32

66

130

250

520

1040

2040

4160

8370

14

31

64

130

250

510

1020

2040

4020

8180

16470

: 2.5M EZ

(2048 × 1360 pixels)

G

H

16 32

9

20

43

88

170

340

680

1360

2680

5450

10980

18

40

83

165

330

650

1310

2560

5020

10230

20590

: 2M EZ

(1920 × 1080 pixels)

G H

22 42

12

27

57

115

230

450

910

1800

3540

7220

14530

25

53

105

220

430

860

1720

3410

6700

13640

27450

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Available recording time (In Motion picture mode)

Picture quality setting

Built-in Memory

(Approx. 24MB)

16 MB

32 MB

30fps

VGA

6 s

17 s

10fps

VGA

26 s

58 s

30fps

QVGA

46 s

26 s

59 s

10fps

QVGA

2 min

20 s

1 min

23 s

2 min

55 s

30fps

16:9

5 s

14 s

10fps

16:9

22 s

50 s

Card

64 MB

128 MB

256 MB

512 MB

1 GB

2 GB

4 GB*

8 GB*

16 GB*

39 s

1 min

23 s

2 min

45 s

5 min

30 s

11 min

22 min

30 s

44 min

20 s

1 h

30 min

3 h

1 min

2 min

4 min

10 s

8 min

10 s

16 min

20 s

32 min

50 s

1 h

7 min

2 h

11 min

4 h

28 min

8 h

59 min

2 min

4 min

10 s

8 min

10 s

16 min

20 s

32 min

50 s

1 h

7 min

2 h

11 min

4 h

28 min

8 h

59 min

6 min

12 min

20 s

24 min

47 min

50 s

1 h

35 min

3 h

15 min

6 h

22 min

12 h

59 min

26 h

8 min

33 s

1 min

11 s

2 min

20 s

4 min

40 s

9 min

20 s

19 min

20 s

38 min

1 h

17 min

2 h

36 min

1 min

46 s

3 min

35 s

7 min

14 min

28 min

10 s

57 min

30 s

1 h

53 min

3 h

50 min

7 h

43 min

* The volume of motion picture is limited to 2 GB per recording session. The maximum available recording time for up to 2 GB only is displayed on the screen.

The number of recordable pictures and the available recording time displayed on the

LCD monitor may not decrease in order.

This unit does not support recording motion pictures on MultiMediaCards.

The extended optical zoom does not work in [HIGH SENS.] and [HI-SPEED BURST] mode so the picture size for [EZ] is not displayed.

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Specifi cations

Digital Camera:

Information for your safety

Power Source:

DC 3 V

Power Consumption:

1.5 W (When recording)

0.6 W (When playing back)

Camera Effective pixels: 8,100,000 pixels

Image sensor:

Total pixels:

1/2.5˝ CCD

8,320,000 pixels

Primary color fi lter

Lens:

Digital zoom:

Optical 3 × zoom, f=5.5 to 16.5 mm [35 mm fi lm camera equivalent: 33 to 100 mm] / F2.8 to F5.1

Max. 4 ×

Extended optical zoom: Max. 4.8 ×

Focus:

Normal / Macro

5-area-focusing / 1-area-focusing (high speed) / 1-areafocusing

Focus range:

Shutter system:

Normal :

50 cm (1.64 feet) to

Z

Macro / Intelligent:

5 cm (0.16 feet) (Wide) / 30 cm (0.98 feet) (Tele) to

Z

Scene mode: settings may be different to those shown above

Electronic shutter+Mechanical shutter

Motion picture recording:

Aspect ratio [ h

]:

640 × 480 pixels (30 frames/second, 10 frames/second)

(When a card is used.) / 320 × 240 pixels (30 frames/ second, 10 frames/second)

Aspect ratio [ j

]:

848 × 480 pixels (30 frames/second, 10 frames/second)

(When a card is used.)

With audio

Burst recording

Burst speed:

Approx. 2.5 pictures/second (NORMAL), Approx. 2 pictures/ second (Unlimited)

Number of recordable pictures:

Max. 7 pictures (Standard), max. 4 pictures (Fine), Depends on the remaining capacity of the built-in memory or the card

(Unlimited).

Hi-speed burst

Burst speed:

Picture size:

Approx. 5.5 pictures/second

(4:3), (3:2), (16:9)

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ISO sensitivity:

Shutter speed:

White balance:

Exposure (AE):

Metering mode:

LCD monitor:

Flash:

Microphone:

Recording media:

Picture size:

Still picture:

Motion picture:

Quality:

Recording fi le format

Still Picture:

Motion pictures:

Interface

Digital:

Others

AUTO/ 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600

[HIGH SENS.] mode: 1600 to 6400

8 seconds to 1/2,000th of a second

[STARRY SKY] mode:15 seconds, 30 seconds, 60 seconds

Auto white balance / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Halogen /

White set

Program AE

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

Multiple

TFT LCD 2.5˝ (Approx. 230,000 dots) (fi eld of view ratio about 100%)

Flash range:

Approx. 30 cm (0.98 feet) to 5.9 m (15.42 feet) (Wide [ISO

AUTO] mode)

AUTO, AUTO / Red-eye reduction, Forced ON (Forced ON /

Red-eye reduction), (Slow sync. / Red-eye reduction),

Forced OFF

Monaural

Built-in Memory (Approx. 24 MB) / SD Memory Card / SDHC

Memory Card/MultiMediaCard (Still pictures only)

Aspect ratio [ h

]:

3264 × 2448 pixels, 2560 × 1920 pixels, 2048 × 1536 pixels,

1600 × 1200 pixels, 640 × 480 pixels

Aspect ratio [ ]:

3264 × 2176 pixels, 2560 × 1712 pixels, 2048 × 1360 pixels

Aspect ratio [ j

]:

3264 × 1840 pixels, 2560 × 1440 pixels, 1920 × 1080 pixels

Aspect ratio [ h

]:

640 × 480 pixels (Only when using an SD Memory card /

SDHC Memory Card), 320 × 240 pixels

Aspect ratio [ j

]:

848 × 480 pixels (Only when using an SD Memory card /

SDHC Memory Card)

Fine / Standard

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

2.21 standard), DPOF corresponding

“QuickTime Motion JPEG” (motion pictures with audio)

USB 2.0 (Full Speed)

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Analog video / audio:

NTSC / PAL Composite (Switched by menu),

Audio line output (monaural)

Terminal

DIGITAL/AV OUT:

Dedicated jack (8 pin)

DC IN:

Dimensions:

Type1 jack (Only when using DC coupler)

3.77˝ (W) × 2.44˝ (H) × 1.23˝ (D)

(95.7 mm (W) × 62.0 mm (H) × 31.2 mm (D))

(excluding the projection part)

Mass (Weight):

Approx. 0.28 lb/129 g

(excluding Memory Card and battery)

Approx. 0.39 lb/177 g

(with Memory Card and battery)

Operating Temperature: 0 °C to 40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F)

Operating Humidity:

10 % to 80 %

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Digital Camera Accessory System

DC coupler:

DMW-DCC2

AC Adaptor:

DMW-AC6PP

Connecting DC coupler and AC adapter to the camera

Read operating instructions on how to connect the DC coupler to the camera.

• Purchase DC coupler and AC adaptor together.

You cannot use either of them individually.

Soft Case:

DMW-CLZ10

Semi Hard Case:

DMW-CHTZ3

SDHC Memory Card

SD Memory Card

16 GB SDHC Memory Card .... RP-SDV16GU1K

8 GB SDHC Memory Card ...... RP-SDV08GU1K

4 GB SDHC Memory Card ...... RP-SDM04GU1K

4 GB SDHC Memory Card ...... RP-SDV04GU1K

2 GB SD Memory Card ............ RP-SDM02GU1A

2 GB SD Memory Card ............ RP-SDV02GU1A

1 GB SD Memory Card ............ RP-SDR01GU1A

1 GB SD Memory Card ............ RP-SDV01GU1A

• NOTE: Accessories and/or model numbers may vary by country. Please consult your local dealer.

A

Battery door

B

DC coupler door

• Open the DC coupler door in advance.

C

DC coupler

D

AC adaptor

Make sure the battery door is closed.

Use specifi ed DC coupler and AC adaptor (left).Using other products may cause malfunction.

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Digital Camera Accessory Order Form

(For USA Customers)

Please photocopy this form when placing an order.

1. Digital Camera Model #

2. Items Ordered

Accessory # Description Price Each Quantity Total Price

Subtotal

Your State & Local Sales Tax

Shipping & Handling

Total Enclosed

6.95

3. Method of payment (check one)

Check of Money Order enclosed (NO C.O.D.SHIPMENTS)

VISA

MasterCard

Discover

Credit Card #

Expiration Date

Customer Signature

Make Check or Money Order to: PANASONIC ACCESSORIES

(Please do not send cash)

4. Shipping information (UPS delivery requires complete street address)

Ship To:

Mr.

Mrs.

Ms.

First Last Phone#:

Day ( )

Street Address

Night ( )

City State Zip

TO OBTAIN ANY OF OUR DIGITAL CAMERA ACCESSORIES YOU CAN DO ANY OF

THE FOLLOWING:

VISIT YOUR LOCAL PANASONIC DEALER

OR

CALL PANASONIC’S ACCESSORY ORDER LINE AT 1-800-332-5368

[6 AM-5 PM M-F, 6 AM-10:30 AM SAT, PACIFIC TIME]

OR

MAIL THIS ORDER TO: PANASONIC SERVICE AND TECHNOLOGY COMPANY

ACCESSORY ORDER OFFICE

20421 84th Avenue South Kent, WA. 98032

In CANADA, please contact your local Dealer for more information about accessories.

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Request for Service Notice

(For USA Only)

Please photocopy this form when making a request for service notice.

In the unlikely event this product needs service.

Request for Service Notice:

(USA Only)

• Please include your

proof of purchase.

(Failure to do so will delay your repair.)

• To further speed your repair, please provide an explanation of what wrong with the unit and any symptom it is exhibiting.

Mail this completed form and your Proof of Purchase along with your unit to:

Panasonic Camera and Digital Service Center

1590 Touhy Ave.

Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

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Limited Warranty

(For USA Only)

PANASONIC CONSUMER ELECTRONICS COMPANY, DIVISION OF

PANASONIC CORPORATION OF NORTH AMERICA

One Panasonic Way, Secaucus, New Jersey 07094

PANASONIC PUERTO RICO, INC.

Ave. 65 de Infantería, Km. 9.5, San Gabriel Industrial Park, Carolina, Puerto

Rico 00985

Panasonic Digital Still Camera

Limited Warranty

Limited Warranty Coverage

If your product does not work properly because of a defect in materials or workmanship, Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company or Panasonic Puerto

Rico, Inc. (collectively referred to as “the warrantor”) will, for the length of the period indicated on the chart below, which starts with the date of original purchase (“warranty period”), at its option either (a) repair your product with new or refurbished parts, or (b) replace it with a new or refurbished product. The decision to repair or replace will be made by the warrantor.

PRODUCT OR PART NAME

DIGITAL STILL CAMERA

(EXCEPT ITEMS LISTED

BELOW)

CCD

RECHARGEABLE BATTERY

PACK (IN EXCHANGE FOR

DEFECTIVE BATTERY PACK)

SD MEMORY CARD

(IN EXCHANGE FOR

DEFECTIVE SD CARD)

PARTS

1 (ONE) YEAR 1 (ONE) YEAR

6 (SIX) MONTHS

90 (NINETY) DAYS

90 (NINETY) DAYS

LABOR

90 (NINETY) DAYS

NOT APPLICABLE

NOT APPLICABLE

During the “Labor” warranty period there will be no charge for labor. During the

“Parts” warranty period, there will be no charge for parts. You must carry-in or mail-in your product during the warranty period. If non-rechargeable batteries are included, they are not warranted. This warranty only applies to products purchased and serviced in the United States or Puerto Rico. This warranty is extended only to the original purchaser of a new product which was not sold “as is”. A purchase receipt or other proof of the original purchase date is required for warranty service.

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Carry-In or Mail-In Service

For Carry-In or Mail-In Service in the United States call

1-800-211-PANA(7262).

For assistance in Puerto Rico call Panasonic Puerto Rico, Inc.

(787)-750-4300 or fax (787)-768-2910.

This warranty ONLY COVERS failures due to defects in materials or workmanship, and DOES NOT COVER normal wear and tear or cosmetic damage. The warranty ALSO DOES NOT COVER damages which occurred in shipment, or failures which are caused by products not supplied by the warrantor, or failures which result from accidents, misuse, abuse, neglect, mishandling, misapplication, alteration, faulty installation, set-up adjustments, misadjustment of consumer controls, improper maintenance, power line surge, lightning damage, modifi cation, or commercial use (such as in a hotel, offi ce, restaurant, or other business), rental use of the product, service by anyone other than a

Factory Service Center or other Authorized Servicer, or damage that is attributable to acts of God.

THERE ARE NO EXPRESS WARRANTIES EXCEPT AS LISTED UNDER

“LIMITED WARRANTY COVERAGE”. THE WARRANTOR IS NOT LIABLE

FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RESULTING FROM THE

USE OF THIS PRODUCT, OR ARISING OUT OF ANY BREACH OF THIS

WARRANTY. (As examples, this excludes damages for lost time, travel to and

from the servicer, loss of media or images, data or other memory content. The items listed are not exclusive, but are for illustration only.)

ALL EXPRESS AND

IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING THE WARRANTY OF

MERCHANTABILITY, ARE LIMITED TO THE PERIOD OF THE LIMITED

WARRANTY.

Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, or limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the exclusions may not apply to you.

This warranty gives you specifi c legal rights and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. If a problem with this product develops during or after the warranty period, you may contact your dealer or Service Center. If the problem is not handled to your satisfaction, then write to the warrantor’s

Consumer Affairs Department at the addresses listed for the warrantor.

PARTS AND SERVICE WHICH ARE NOT COVERED BY THIS LIMITED

WARRANTY ARE YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.

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Customer Services Directory

(For USA Only)

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Obtain Product Information and Operating Assistance; locate your nearest

Dealer or Service Center; purchase Parts and Accessories; or make Customer

Service and Literature requests by visiting our Web Site at:

http://www.panasonic.com/consumersupport

or, contact us via the web at:

http://www.panasonic.com/contactinfo

You may also contact us directly at:

1-800-211-PANA (7262),

Monday-Friday 9 am-9 pm; Saturday-Sunday 10 am-7 pm, EST

For hearing or speech impaired TTY users, TTY : 1-877-833-8855

Accessory Purchases

Purchase Parts, Accessories and Instruction Books online for all Panasonic

Products by visiting our Web Site at:

http://www.pstc.panasonic.com

or, send your request by E-mail to:

[email protected]

You may also contact us directly at:

1-800-332-5368 (Phone) 1-800-237-9080 (Fax Only)

(Monday - Friday 9 am to 9 pm, EST.)

PANASONIC SERVICE AND TECHNOLOGY COMPANY

20421 84th Avenue South, Kent, WA 98032

(We Accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card, American Express, and Personal Checks)

For hearing or speech impaired TTY users, TTY : 1-866-605-1277

Product Repairs

Centralized Factory Service Center

Panasonic Camera and Digital Service Center

MAIL TO :

1590 Touhy Ave.

Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

Please carefully pack and ship, prepaid and insured, to the Elk Grove Village

Centralized Factory Service Center.

Customer’s in Puerto Rico, please ship or carry in to location below

(“Service in Puerto Rico”).

Service in Puerto Rico

Panasonic Puerto Rico, Inc.:

Ave. 65 de Infantería, Km. 9.5, San Gabriel Industrial Park,

Carolina, Puerto Rico 00985

Phone (787) 750-4300 Fax (787) 768-2910

As of January 2007

Others

Précautions à prendre

(Pour le Canada seulement)

AVERTISSEMENT:

POUR RÉDUIRE TOUT RISQUE

D’INCENDIE, DE CHOC ÉLECTRIQUE

OU DE DOMMAGE,

*

N’EXPOSEZ PAS CET APPAREIL

À LA PLUIE, À L’HUMIDITÉ, AUX

GOUTTES OU ÉCLABOUSSURES

ET ASSUREZ-VOUS QU’AUCUN

OBJET OU VASE REMPLI DE

LIQUIDE NE SOIT PLACÉ SUR

L’APPAREIL.

*

N’UTILISEZ QUE LES

ACCESSOIRES RECOMMANDÉS.

*

NE RETIREZ PAS LE COUVERCLE

(OU LE PANNEAU ARRIÈRE) ;

AUCUNE PIÈCE INTERNE NE

PEUT ÊTRE RÉPARÉE PAR

L’UTILISATEUR. CONFIEZ TOUTE

RÉPARATION À UN TECHNICIEN

QUALIFIÉ.

Si vous songez à utiliser des piles rechargeables, les piles fabriquées par

Panasonic sont recommandées.

Assurez-vous d’utiliser un adaptateur secteur (modèle DMW-AC6PP: en option) et coupleur c.c. (modèle DMW-

DCC2: en option) de marque Panasonic.

N’utilisez pas d’autres câbles de

• connexion USB à l’exception de celui fourni.

N’utilisez pas d’autres câbles AV à l’exception de celui qui est fourni.

Conservez la carte mémoire hors de portée des enfants afi n qu’ils ne puissent pas l’avaler.

À propos des piles

N’exposez pas les piles à la fl amme ou à la chaleur.

Ne laissez pas la ou les batteries dans un véhicule exposé au soleil avec vitres et portes fermées pendant une longue période de temps.

LA PRISE DE COURANT DOIT

SE TROUVER À PROXIMITÉ DE

L’APPAREIL ET ÊTRE FACILEMENT

ACCESSIBLE.

MISE EN GARDE

Une pile de remplacement inappropriée peut exploser. Ne remplacez qu’avec une pile identique ou d’un type recommandé par le fabricant.

L’élimination des piles usées doit être faite conformément aux instructions du manufacturier.

Une plaque signalétique se trouve endessous de l’appareil.

Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du

Canada.

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Évitez d’approcher l’appareil photo de tout équipement magnétisé (four à micro-ondes, téléviseur, équipement de jeux vidéo, etc.).

Si vous utilisez l’appareil photo à proximité d’un téléviseur, les radiations

électromagnétiques pourraient nuire au son et à l’image.

N’utilisez pas l’appareil photo à proximité d’un téléphone cellulaire; cela pourrait entraîner un bruit nuisible à l’image et au son.

Le puissant champ magnétique de haut-parleurs ou de moteurs peut endommager les données enregistrées sur support magnétique et distordre les images.

Les ondes électromagnétiques émises par un microprocesseur peuvent nuire à l’appareil photo numérique et perturber l’image et le son.

Advenant le cas où le fonctionnement de l’appareil serait dérangé par un champ magnétique, coupez le contact, retirez les piles ou débranchez l’adaptateur secteur

(modèle DMW-AC6PP; en option) pour ensuite soit remettre la batterie en place, soit rebrancher l’adaptateur. Remettez l’appareil en marche.

N’utilisez pas l’appareil photo à proximité d’un émetteur radio ou de lignes à haute tension.

L’utilisation de l’appareil photo à proximité d’un émetteur radio ou de lignes à haute tension pourrait perturber les images enregistrées.

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Index

A

Access indication .................................... 25

Aerial photo mode .................................. 52

AF/AE lock .............................................. 30

AF area ................................................... 28

AF assist lamp ........................................ 66

AF mode ................................................. 64

Aspect convert ........................................ 80

Aspect ratio ............................................. 61

Auto bracket ........................................... 45

Auto demo .............................................. 24

Auto power LCD ..................................... 38

Auto review ............................................. 22

Auto white balance ................................. 63

Available recording time ....................... 109

AV cable ................................................. 94

AV OUT socket ....................................... 94

B

Baby mode ............................................. 49

Backlight compensation .......................... 27

Batteries ................................................. 11

Battery type ............................................ 21

Beach mode ........................................... 52

Beep ....................................................... 21

Built-in memory ....................................... 16

Burst ....................................................... 65

C

Calendar ............................................68

,

74

Candle light mode ................................... 49

Card ........................................................ 16

Category playback .................................. 71

Clock set ................................................. 17

Color mode ............................................. 65

Compensating the exposure ................... 44

Copy ....................................................... 86

D

Date printing ......................................84

,

92

DC coupler .................................87

,

90

,

113

Deleting pictures ..................................... 35

Demonstration of jitter/ movement detection screen................ 24

Digital zoom ............................................ 33

DPOF print .............................................. 83

E

Easy zoom .............................................. 32

Economy mode ....................................... 22

Exposure ................................................ 29

Extended optical zoom ........................... 31

EZ ........................................................... 31

F

Favorite ................................................... 82

Favorite play ........................................... 72

File number ........................................22

,

88

Fine ......................................................... 60

Fireworks mode ...................................... 52

Flash ....................................................... 39

Focus ..................................... 26

,

28

,

29

,

42

Focus indication .................................26

,

28

Folder ..................................................... 88

Food mode ............................................. 48

Format .................................................... 23

G

Guide line display ................................... 37

H

High-speed burst mode .......................... 50

High angle .............................................. 38

High sensitivity mode .............................. 50

I

Intelligent ISO ......................................... 61

Intelligent mode ...................................... 26

ISO sensitivity ......................................... 62

L

Language setting .................................... 24

LCD monitor ........................................... 25

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M

Macro shooting ....................................... 42

Maintenance ........................................... 97

Monitor .................................................... 21

Motion picture mode ............................... 53

Multi playback ......................................... 67

N

Night portrait mode ................................. 48

Night scenery mode ................................ 48

No. reset ................................................. 22

Normal picture mode .............................. 28

NTSC ...................................................... 23

Number of prints ................................83

,

92

Number of recordable pictures ........13

,

107

O

Optical zoom ........................................... 31

P

Page layout ............................................. 92

PAL ......................................................... 23

Paper size ............................................... 92

Party mode ............................................. 49

Pet mode ................................................ 50

PictBridge ............................................... 90

Picture quality setting ............................. 53

Picture size ............................................. 60

Playback mode ....................................... 18

Playback mode menu ............................. 74

Playback motion pictures ........................ 73

Playback zoom ....................................... 69

Portrait mode .......................................... 47

Power LCD ............................................. 38

Protect .................................................... 85

PTP ......................................................... 88

Q

Quality .................................................... 60

Quick AF ................................................. 64

Quick setting ........................................... 59

R

REC mode menu .................................... 59

Reset ...................................................... 23

Resize ..................................................... 78

Rotate ..................................................... 81

Rotate display ......................................... 81

S

Scene menu ........................................... 23

Scene mode ........................................... 46

Scenery mode ........................................ 47

Self-timer ................................................ 43

Self portrait mode ................................... 47

Setup menu ............................................ 20

Slide show .............................................. 70

Snow mode ............................................. 52

Soft skin mode ........................................ 47

Sports mode ........................................... 48

Stabilizer ................................................. 66

Standard ................................................. 60

Starry sky mode ...................................... 51

Status indicator ............................15

,

22

,

25

Sunset mode .......................................... 50

T

Text stamp .............................................. 76

Thumbnail ............................................... 34

Title edit .................................................. 74

Travel date .............................................. 55

Trimming ................................................. 79

TV aspect ............................................... 23

U

USB connection cable .......................87

,

90

USB mode .............................................. 23

W

White balance ......................................... 62

World time .............................................. 57

Z

Zoom ...................................................... 31

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Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company,

Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America

One Panasonic Way, Secaucus, NJ 07094

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Panasonic Canada Inc.

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© 2008 Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.

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