AUDIOLINE | WAVE 10X | Operating instructions | AUDIOLINE WAVE 10X Operating instructions

Operating Instructions
Digital Camera
Model No.
DMC-TZ2
DMC-TZ3
Before connecting, operating or adjusting this product, please read
the instructions completely.
This manual is based on the DMC-TZ3 model. Product illustrations
and screens may vary.
For USA assistance, please call: 1-800-272-7033 or send e-mail to : digitalstillcam@us.panasonic.com
For Canadian assistance, please call: 1-800-99-LUMIX (1-800-995-8649) or
send e-mail to: lumixconcierge@ca.panasonic.com
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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 fill in the
information 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.
THE SOCKET OUTLET SHALL BE
INSTALLED NEAR THE EQUIPMENT
AND SHALL BE EASILY ACCESSIBLE.
CAUTION
Danger of explosion if battery is
incorrectly replaced. Replace only
with the same or equivalent type
recommended by the manufacturer.
Dispose of used batteries according to
the manufacturer’s instructions.
Model No.
Serial No.
Information for Your Safety
WARNING:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE,
ELECTRIC SHOCK OR PRODUCT
DAMAGE,
• DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPARATUS
TO RAIN, MOISTURE, DRIPPING
OR SPLASHING AND THAT NO
OBJECTS FILLED WITH LIQUIDS,
SUCH AS VASES, SHALL BE
PLACED ON THE APPARATUS.
• USE ONLY THE RECOMMENDED
ACCESSORIES.
• DO NOT REMOVE THE COVER
(OR BACK); THERE ARE NO USER
SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE.
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED
SERVICE PERSONNEL.
Warning
Risk of fire, explosion and burns. Do not
disassemble, heat above 60 °C (140 °F)
or incinerate.
Marking sign is located on bottom of the
unit.
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.
A lithium ion/polymer battery that is recyclable powers the product you
have purchased. Please call 1-800-8-BATTERY for information on how
to recycle this battery.
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THE FOLLOWING APPLIES ONLY IN
THE U.S.A.
FCC Note: (U.S. only)
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.
Declaration of Conformity
Trade Name:
Panasonic
Model No.:
DMC-TZ2
DMC-TZ3
Responsible party: Panasonic
Corporation of
North America One
Panasonic Way,
Secaucus, NJ 07094
Support Contact: Panasonic Consumer
Electronics Company
1-800-272-7033
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-TZ2
DMC-TZ3
THE FOLLOWING APPLIES ONLY IN
CANADA
This Class B digital apparatus complies
with Canadian ICES-003.
Any changes or modifications not
expressly approved by the party
responsible for compliance could void
the user’s authority to operate this
equipment.
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About the battery charger
-If you see this symbolInformation 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.
About the battery pack
Battery pack (Lithium ion battery pack)
• Use the specified unit to recharge the
battery pack.
• Do not use the battery pack with
equipment other than the specified
unit.
• Do not get dirt, sand, liquids, or other
foreign matter on the terminals.
• Do not touch the plug terminals (+ and
−) with metal objects.
• Do not disassemble, remodel, heat or
throw into fire.
If any electrolyte should come into
contact with your hands or clothes, wash
it off thoroughly with water.
If any electrolyte should come into
contact with your eyes, never rub the
eyes. Rinse eyes thoroughly with water,
and then consult a doctor.
CAUTION!
DO NOT INSTALL OR PLACE THIS
UNIT IN A BOOKCASE, BUILTIN CABINET OR IN ANOTHER
CONFINED SPACE. ENSURE THE
UNIT IS WELL VENTILATED. TO
PREVENT RISK OF ELECTRIC
SHOCK OR FIRE HAZARD DUE
TO OVERHEATING, ENSURE
THAT CURTAINS AND ANY OTHER
MATERIALS DO NOT OBSTRUCT THE
VENTILATION VENTS.
Battery charger
This battery charger operates on AC
between 110V and 240 V.
But
• In the U.S.A. and Canada, the battery
charger must be connected to a 120V
AC power supply only.
• When connecting to an AC supply
outside of the U.S.A. or Canada, use
a plug adaptor to suit the AC outlet
configuration.
Note
Example screens displayed in this manual are for DMC-TZ3 model.
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DMC-TZ2:
Quick start guide
The battery is not charged
when the camera is
shipped. Charge the
battery and set the clock
before use.
When you do not use the
card (sold separately), you
can record or play back
pictures on the built-in
memory (P.26).
Charge the battery
Insert the battery
and the card
Set the mode dial
to
Camera
ON/OFF Switch
Press the shutter button and
take pictures
To play back the pictures
1. Set the mode dial to
2. Select the picture
you want to view.
.
Previous
Next
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Record, view, save those precio
Record
(P.24)
SD memory card
(Sold separately)
Zoomed-in pictures
Close-up pictures of people
in distance
[10x optical zoom] (P.27)
Clear pictures
Prevents blurring from shaky hands
[Optical Image Stabilizer] (P.39)
Beautiful pictures
Dark places, moving subjects
[Intelligent ISO] (P.46)
Motion pictures
Capture moving scenes
[Motion Picture Mode] (P.47)
Create photos (still pictures) from your favorite motion
pictures (P.63)
Holiday pictures
Useful features for travel – ‘TRAVEL DATE’ (P.48)
‘WORLD TIME’ (P.49)
‘CLIPBOARD’ (P.58)
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ous moments.
Cards may be inserted directly
into devices with SD memory
card slots.
View
(Playback) on
large screen
(P.79)
Alternatively,
connect with AV
cable (supplied)
On TV screen
Print
at home, or at
a digital photo center
(P.68, 76)
Alternatively,
connect with USB
connection cable
(supplied)
With your printer
Connect directly to easily print pictures at home (P.76)
Use a PictBridge-compatible printer.
At digital photo center
Give card to shop assistant to print pictures. (P.68)
Save and enjoy your
pictures!
Alternatively,
connect with USB
connection cable
(supplied)
On computer
Send by e-mail, save to hard disk.
Print out pictures.
With DVD recorder
Alternatively,
connect with AV
cable (supplied)
Save to DVD or hard disk
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Contents
Before use
Preparations
Basics
Applications
(Record)
10
14
24
33
Before use .......................................... 10
Read first (10)
To prevent damage and faults (10)
Charging battery ............................... 14
Inserting battery and card ............... 15
Taking pictures ................................. 24
Adjusting the focus (25)
Problems with adjusting focus (25)
Checking remaining battery and memory
capacity (25)
Picture save destination (26)
Changing recording information
display ...............................................
Making LCD monitor easier to see..
Taking pictures with self-timer ........
Taking pictures with flash ................
Taking pictures with exposure
compensation ...................................
Optical image stabilizer ...................
Taking pictures according to the
scene .................................................
33
34
35
36
38
39
40
Scene types (41)
Avoiding subject blurring
(Intelligent ISO) ................................. 46
Taking close-up pictures
(MACRO mode) ................................. 46
Applications
(View pictures)
61
Connecting with
other devices
74
80
Others
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Viewing as list (Multi playback/
Calendar playback)........................... 61
Viewing motion pictures/
pictures with audio ........................... 62
Creating still pictures from motion
pictures (DMC-TZ3 only) .................. 63
Using with computer ........................ 74
Folder and file names on computer (75)
List of LCD monitor displays...........
Message displays .............................
Q&A Troubleshooting ........................
Usage cautions and notes ...............
Recording picture/time capacity .....
80
82
84
90
92
Standard Accessories ....................... 11
Names of parts ................................... 12
Mode dial (13)
Setting the clock and language....... 16
Know the different menus ............... 17
Using menus ..................................... 18
Using SETUP menu .......................... 20
Taking pictures with zoom ............... 27
Taking pictures with SIMPLE MODE 28
Viewing your pictures instantly
(REVIEW) ........................................... 30
Viewing your pictures (Play) ........... 31
Deleting pictures .............................. 32
Backlight compensation (28)
‘SIMPLE MODE’ menu (29)
Taking motion pictures .................... 47
Useful features for travel ................. 48
Recording holiday duration
(TRAVEL DATE) (48)
Registering local time at your overseas
destination (WORLD TIME) (49)
Using REC menu .............................. 50
W.BALANCE (50)
SENSITIVITY (51)
ASPECT RATIO (51)
PICT.MODE (52)
PICT.SIZE (52)
QUALITY (53)
AUDIO REC. (53)
METERING MODE (53)
AF MODE (54)
BURST (54)
CONT.AF (55)
AF ASSIST LAMP (56)
SLOW SHUTTER (56)
D.ZOOM (56)
COL. MODE (57)
CLOCK SET (57)
Quick setting (57)
Taking/viewing clipboard pictures
(CLIPBOARD) .................................... 58
Taking clipboard pictures (58)
Viewing clipboard pictures (59)
CLIPBOARD menu (60)
DUAL DISPLAY (DMC-TZ3 only) (64)
SLIDE SHOW (64)
FAVORITE (65)
ROTATE DISP./ROTATE (66)
DATE STAMP (66)
DPOF PRINT (68)
PROTECT (69)
AUDIO DUB. (70)
RESIZE (70)
TRIMMING (71)
ASPECT CONV. (72)
COPY (73)
FORMAT (73)
Printing .............................................. 76
Viewing on TV screen ....................... 79
Specifications ................................... 94
Optional accessories ....................... 96
Digital Camera Accessory Order Form
(For USA Customers) ....................... 97
Request for Service Notice
(For USA Only) .................................. 98
Limited Warranty (For USA Only) .... 99
Customer Services Directory
(For USA Only) ................................ 101
Index ................................................ 104
Using PLAY menu ............................. 64
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Before use
Read first
Do a test shot first!
Check first to see if you can take
pictures and record sounds (motion
pictures/pictures with audio)
successfully.
We will not compensate for failed/
lost recording or for direct/indirect
damage.
Panasonic will not provide
compensation even if damage is
caused by faults with camera or card.
Certain pictures cannot be played
back
Pictures edited on a computer
Pictures taken or edited on a different
camera
(Pictures taken or edited on this camera
may also not be able to be played back
on other cameras)
Software on the CD-ROM supplied
The following actions are prohibited:
Making duplicates (copying) for sale or
rent
Copying onto networks
LCD monitor characteristics
Extremely high precision technology is
employed to produce the LCD monitor
screen. However there may be some dark
or bright spots (red, blue or green) on the
screen. This is not a malfunction.
The LCD monitor screen has more than
99.99% effective pixels with a mere
0.01% of the pixels inactive or always lit.
The spots will not be recorded on pictures
on the built-in memory or a card.
To prevent damage and faults
Avoid shocks, vibration, and pressure
Avoid exposing the camera to strong
vibration or shock; e.g. dropping or
hitting the camera, or sitting down with
the camera in your pocket.
Do not press the lens or the LCD monitor.
Do not get the camera wet or insert
foreign objects
Do not expose the camera to water,
rain, or seawater.
(If camera gets wet, wipe with a soft,
dry cloth. Wring cloth thoroughly first if
wet with seawater, etc)
Avoid exposing lens and socket to dust
or sand, and do not allow liquids to leak
into gaps around buttons.
Avoid condensation caused by sudden
changes in temperature and humidity
When moving between places of
different temperature or humidity, place
camera into a plastic bag and allow to
adjust to conditions before use.
If the lens clouds up, switch off the
power and leave for about two hours to
allow camera to adjust to conditions.
If the LCD monitor clouds up, wipe with
a soft, dry cloth.
When transporting
Switch off power.
We recommend using a genuine leather
case (DMW-CT3, sold separately).
LCD monitor
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Standard
Accessories
Part numbers are as of January 2007
Camera ON/OFF switch
Battery Pack
CGA-S007A
(P.14)
(referred to in this manual as ‘battery’)
Battery Charger
DE-A45B
(P.14)
(referred to in this manual as ‘charger’)
Battery Carrying
Case
Lens barrier
Do not touch the lens barrier, as this may
damage your camera.
If lens is dirty
Images may appear slightly white if lens is
dirty (fingerprints, etc).
Turn the power on, hold the extracted lens
barrel with your fingers, and gently wipe
the lens surface with a soft, dry cloth.
Lens (P.12)
Do not leave in direct sunlight.
VYQ3680
(P.91)
Strap
VFC4090
(P.12)
USB Connection
Cable
K1HA08CD0007
(P.74, 76)
Optional accessories (P.96)
AV Cable
Cards are optional. You can record
K1HA08CD0008
or play back pictures on the built-in
(P.79)
memory when you are not using a card.
(P.26)
If any accessories are lost, customers
in the USA should contact Panasonic’s
CD-ROM
parts department at 1 800 833-9626
and customers in Canada should
contact 1 800 99-LUMIX (1-800-995The following software on the CD-ROM
8649) for further information about
is referred to in this manual as ‘supplied
obtaining replacement parts.
software’.
LUMIX Simple Viewer
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Names of parts
Camera ON/OFF switch
(P.18)
Release lever (P.15)
Tripod receptacle
Optical image stabilizer
button (P.39)
Card/Battery door (P.15)
Shutter button (P.24)
Zoom lever (P.27)
Self-timer
indicator
(P.35)/AF
assist lamp
(P.56)
Flash (P.36)
Lens barrel
Lens (P.11)
Strap eyelet
Strap
(supplied)
Speaker (P.22)
Microphone
(P.47, 53, 70)
LCD monitor
●Checking remaining battery/
memory capacity, etc (P.25)
●Changing display (P.33)
●Display contents list (P.80)
Status indicator (P.15, 24)
DISPLAY/LCD MODE
button (P.33, 34)
FUNC (Quick setting P.57)/
delete (P.32) button
DIGITAL/AV OUT socket
(P.74, 76, 79)
DC IN socket (P.74, 76)
Always use a genuine Panasonic AC
adaptor (DMW-AC5PP: optional).
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Mode dial
Align to correct mode
NORMAL PICTURE
(Displayed on screen when
mode changed)
NORMAL PICTURE mode
SCENE mode
Take pictures (P.24).
Take pictures according to scene
(P.40).
INTELLIGENT ISO mode
Take pictures according to motion
and brightness of subject (P.46).
PLAYBACK mode
CLIPBOARD mode
Take/view pictures as memos
(P.58).
View/edit pictures previously
taken (P.31, 61)
PRINT mode
SIMPLE MODE
MOTION PICTURE mode
For beginners (P.28).
Take motion pictures (P.47).
Print (P.76).
MACRO mode
Take close-up pictures (P.46).
Self-timer (P.35)
Up/down/left/right
selection
Up▲
◄left
right►
down▼
In this manual, direction buttons View previously
to be pressed will be shown in
taken picture
white, or with ▲▼◄►.
immediately
(Review) (P.30)
●Exposure
compensation (P.38)
●Auto bracket (P.38)
●White balance fine
adjustment (P.50)
●Backlight
compensation (P.28)
●Flash (P.36)
●MENU/SET
(menu display/set) (P.18)
DMC-TZ3 only
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Preparations
1 Charging battery
Always charge before first use! (not sold pre-charged)
Battery (model-specific)
Charger
(model-specific)
Indoor electrical outlet
(charge at room temperature of 1035°C (50°F-95°F))
Fold out pins and
plug into electrical outlet.
Disconnect charger and
battery when charging is
complete.
Connect to charger.
(Ensure ‘LUMIX’ faces outwards.)
plug
Charging light (CHARGE)
On: Charging in progress (approx. 120 min.)
Off: Charging complete
If light is flashing…
●Battery temperature is too high/too low → Battery may still be charged, but it will
take longer as it must adjust to the room temperature.
●Battery/charger connector is dirty → clean with dry cloth.
Approximate battery life
Number of pictures:
270 [300 2] (at 30-sec intervals) 1 (equivalent to approx. 135 [150 2] mins)
1
Values based on CIPA standards. (P.91)
(Number reduced if intervals longer – 67 [75 2] pictures if 2-minute intervals)
Playback time: Approx. 260 [280 2] mins
Above figures may be reduced if intervals between recording are longer; if flash, zoom,
or POWER LCD are used frequently; or in colder climates (depends on actual usage).
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Note
Battery will be warm during charging and for some time thereafter.
Battery will run out if not used for long periods of time, even after being charged.
Battery can be topped up even if not fully depleted.
Do not disassemble or modify the charger.
Please purchase a new battery if battery life becomes significantly reduced.
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Preparations
2 Inserting battery and card
Battery
(check orientation)
Card
(check orientation)
Do not touch
connector
Set the camera ON/OFF switch to
OFF
Slide to the ‘OPEN’ position and
open the lid
Completely insert battery and card
(both click into place)
Close lid
Slide to the ‘LOCK’ position.
OPEN
LOCK
To remove
lever
To remove battery,
move lever in direction
of arrow.
Status indicator
To remove card,
press down in center.
Compatible memory cards (sold separately)
The following SD standard-based cards (Panasonic brand
recommended)
●SD memory cards, 8MB-2GB
●SDHC memory cards (4GB) → (P.96)
(4GB (or greater) cards without the SDHC logo are not of SD standard.)
→ For recording picture/time capacity, see (P.92)
→ For model numbers and types,
see http://panasonic.co.jp/pavc/global/cs (This Site is English only.)
MultiMediaCards (still images only)
Caution
SDHC logo
SDHC memory
card
Always use genuine Panasonic batteries.
If you use other batteries, we cannot guarantee the quality of this product.
Do not remove card or battery while power is ‘ON’ or while status indicator is on
(Camera may cease operating correctly, or card/recorded contents may be damaged).
The reading/writing speed of a MultiMediaCard is slower than an SD memory card. When a
MultiMediaCard is used, the performance of certain features may be slightly slower than advertised.
Keep the Memory Card out of reach of children to prevent swallowing.
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Preparations
3 Setting the clock and language
before turning on power.
Set mode dial (P.13) to NORMAL PICTURE mode
‘PLEASE SET THE CLOCK’ will be displayed when power is turned on for the first time.
While this message is displayed
Press
Adjust year, month, date, time
CLOCK SET
Select
0 : 00 JAN . 1 . 2007
M D Y
SELECT
Adjust
Power
SET
CANCEL
EXIT
Select to change
date format
Set
Press
Turn on power again and check time
display.
To change time setting
Note
Failure to set the clock will mean
correct date will not be printed
(P.76) when printing pictures in
digital photo center or when using
DATE STAMP (P.66).
Time is displayed in 24-hour
format. Year can be set between
2000 and 2099.
Clock settings will be saved for
approx. 3 months even after
battery is removed, provided a
fully-charged battery was installed
in camera for the 24 hours
beforehand.
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Select ‘CLOCK SET’ from SETUP
menu (P.18), perform
and
above,
and press
.
To set local time at overseas
destination
‘WORLD TIME’ (P.49)
To set language
Select LANGUAGE (P.22) from SETUP
menu (P.20), and set to language
displayed on the monitor.
Example of SETUP menu setting
(P.18)
Preparations
4 Know the different menus
to get more out of your camera
This camera contains a range of menus to enable you to set your photography and
playback preferences, and to make the camera easier and more fun to use.
The ‘SETUP’ menu in particular contains important functions, such as for time and power
source. Please check these settings before use.
Making the camera more convenient to use (SETUP menu) (P.20)
SETUP
CLOCK SET
WORLD TIME
MONITOR
GUIDE LINE
TRAVEL DATE
SELECT
1 /4
Make settings for ease of use such as adjusting the clock
and changing the beep sounds.
Applicable modes (P.13):
±0
OFF
EXIT
Changing photography preferences (REC menu) (P.50)
REC
W.BALANCE
SENSITIVITY
ASPECT RATIO
PICT.SIZE
QUALITY
SELECT
1/ 3
AWB
AUTO
EXIT
Make settings such as white balance, sensitivity, aspect
ratio, and picture size.
Applicable modes (P.13):
(Screen example: DMC-TZ3)
Using your pictures (PLAY menu) (P.64)
PLAY
DUAL DISPLAY
SLIDE SHOW
FAVORITE
ROTATE DISP.
ROTATE
SELECT
1/ 3
OFF
Make settings for using the pictures you have taken,
including rotating, protecting, trimming, and handy settings
for printing your pictures (DPOF).
Applicable modes (P.13):
ON
EXIT
(Screen example: DMC-TZ3)
The following menus are also included:
To make photography settings to fit certain scenes, e.g. night
→ SCENE menu (P.40)
To easily change settings such as picture quality, for beginners
→ SIMPLE MODE menu (P.29)
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Preparations
5 Using menus
Here is explained an example of changing the ‘POWER SAVE’ setting from ‘5 MIN.’ to ‘2
MIN.’ from SETUP menu.
(‘POWER SAVE’ is a function to extend battery life by automatically turning the camera
off if no operations are performed for a certain period.)
Turn on the power
Zoom lever
Set to
Bring up the menu
REC menu is displayed.
MENU/SET
1/ 3
REC
W.BALANCE
SENSITIVITY
ASPECT RATIO
PICT.SIZE
QUALITY
SETUP menu
Applicable modes:
REC menu
Applicable modes:
SELECT
PLAY menu
Applicable modes:
AWB
AUTO
EXIT
First page of three currently
displayed. (Zoom lever can be
used to scroll through pages.)
Select SETUP menu
Select
Select
REC
W.BALANCE
SENSITIVITY
ASPECT RATIO
PICT.SIZE
QUALITY
SELECT
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AWB
AUTO
EXIT
SETUP
CLOCK SET
WORLD TIME
MONITOR
GUIDE LINE
TRAVEL DATE
SELECT
1 /4
±0
OFF
EXIT
Explanation of settings method for SETUP menu, REC menu, and PLAY menu.
(Screen example: DMC-TZ3)
Move across to the items
Highlight ‘CLOCK SET’
1 /4
SETUP
CLOCK SET
WORLD TIME
MONITOR
GUIDE LINE
TRAVEL DATE
SELECT
±0
OFF
EXIT
Select the correct item
Page 2 displayed
Press ▼ and move beyond the
bottom item
Move down to ‘POWER SAVE’
1 /4
SETUP
CLOCK SET
WORLD TIME
MONITOR
GUIDE LINE
TRAVEL DATE
SELECT
2 /4
SETUP
AUTO REVIEW
POWER SAVE
ZOOM RESUME
ECONOMY
BEEP
±0
OFF
EXIT
SELECT
1SEC.
5MIN.
OFF
OFF
EXIT
Select this item
Displays settings
Highlight ‘2 MIN.’
2 /4
SETUP
AUTO REVIEW
AUTO REVIEW
5MIN.
1MIN.
POWER SAVE
OFF
ZOOM RESUME 2MIN.
OFF
ECONOMY
5MIN.
BEEP
10MIN.
SELECT
SELECT
SET
Finish
2 /4
SETUP
AUTO REVIEW
POWER SAVE
ZOOM RESUME
ECONOMY
BEEP
SELECT
1SEC.
OFF
5MIN.
1MIN.
POWER SAVE
OFF
ZOOM RESUME 2MIN.
OFF
ECONOMY
5MIN.
BEEP
10MIN.
SET
Select this setting
2 /4
SETUP
1SEC.
OFF
1SEC.
2MIN.
OFF
Press
OFF
EXIT
Note
To restore default settings → ‘RESET’ (P.22)
For certain items, there may be no settings selection (step ) (e.g. ‘ROTATE’ on PLAY
menu), or actual display may differ from that above (e.g. ‘WORLD TIME’ on SETUP
menu).
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6
Using SETUP menu
‘CLOCK SET’, ‘AUTO REVIEW’, ‘POWER SAVE’ and ‘ECONOMY’ are important for
clock setting and battery life. Be sure to check these before use.
Item
Uses, operations
CLOCK SET
1, 2
WORLD TIME
MONITOR
1, 2
1, 2
Change the pattern of the guide lines displayed when taking
pictures.
Display recording information or histogram together with guide
lines (P.33).
1, 2
Record the number of days elapsed in your travels.
AUTO REVIEW
Automatically display pictures immediately after taking
them.
Select display time (seconds).
‘ZOOM’ is useful for checking focus.
POWER SAVE
Automatically shut off power while not in use.
(Saves battery consumption)
To restore: Press the shutter button halfway, or turn on the
power again.
ZOOM RESUME
ECONOMY
20
Set the local time at an overseas destination (P.49)
Adjust the brightness of the LCD monitor (7 levels).
GUIDE LINE
TRAVEL DATE
Set the date and time.
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Remember the zoom ratio when turning power off.
Restrict battery consumption when recording.
(Dims LCD monitor, automatically shuts off monitor when not
in use.)
Monitor also shut off during flash battery charging.
Status indicator is illuminated while monitor is off.
To restore: Press any button.
Make general camera settings such as adjusting the clock, extending the battery
life, and changing the beep sounds. (Settings method → P.18)
Default setting outlined:
1
Settings also reflected in SIMPLE MODE
(P.28).
Settings also reflected in CLIPBOARD mode
(P.58).
3
DMC-TZ3 only.
2
Settings, notes
Set the date/month/year and time (P.16).
(DESTINATION) /
(HOME)
-3 · · ±0 · · +3
REC. INFO. (Recording information): OFF / ON HISTOGRAM: OFF / ON
PATTERN:
/
‘PATTERN’ cannot be selected in CLIPBOARD mode (P.58). Recording information
and histogram cannot be displayed.
Not displayed in SIMPLE MODE.
OFF / SET (P.48)
OFF / 1SEC. / 3SEC. / ZOOM 3 (displays for 1 second, then at 4x zoom for 1
second)
In ‘SELF PORTRAIT’ scene mode (P.42), ‘AUTO BRACKET’ 3 (P.38), ‘BURST’ mode
(P.54), or pictures with audio (P.53, 70), auto review performed regardless of setting.
Motion pictures cannot be automatically reviewed.
OFF / 1 MIN. / 2 MIN. / 5 MIN. / 10MIN. (Set time before POWER SAVE is initiated)
Cannot be used in the following cases:
When using AC adaptor (DMW-AC5PP, sold separately), when connected to computer/
printer, during motion picture recording/playback, during slideshows (exception: set to
10 minutes while slideshow is paused and during ‘MANUAL’ slideshows)
Setting fixed to ‘2 MIN.’ in ‘ECONOMY’, and to ‘5 MIN.’ in SIMPLE MODE (P.28) and
CLIPBOARD (P.58).
OFF / ON
Focus position cannot be stored.
Released and cannot be set when using ‘SELF PORTRAIT’ scene mode.
OFF / LEVEL 1 (turned off after approx. 15 seconds of inactivity)/LEVEL 2 (turned off
after approx. 15 seconds, or approx. 5 seconds of inactivity after recording)
Cannot be used in the following cases:
When using SIMPLE MODE, CLIPBOARD mode ,or AC adaptor (DMW-AC5PP, sold
separately), when menu screen is displayed, when using self-timer setting or during
motion picture recording.
LCD monitor not dimmed when using ‘POWER LCD’ or ‘HIGH ANGLE’ (P.34).
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Preparations
Using SETUP menu (Continued)
Item
BEEP
Uses, operations
1, 2
Change or mute beep sounds.
1, 2
SHUTTER
VOLUME
2
NO. RESET
RESET
Change or mute shutter sounds.
Adjust volume of sound from speakers (7 levels).
Reset image file numbers and start again from ‘0001’.
File numbers and folder numbers (P.75)
1
Reset SETUP menu (P.20) and REC menu items (P.50) to
their default settings.
2
VIDEO OUT
Change the video output format when connected to a TV, etc.
TV ASPECT
Change the aspect ratio when connected to a TV, etc
(PLAYBACK mode only).
SCENE MENU
Display scene menu when mode dial is set to SCN1 or SCN2.
DIAL DISPLAY
LANGUAGE
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1, 2
1, 2
Display mode dial operation on screen.
Change display language.
Default setting outlined:
1
2
Settings also reflected in SIMPLE MODE
(P.28).
Settings also reflected in CLIPBOARD mode
(P.58).
Settings, notes
Volume:
(mute) /
(low) /
(high)
Tone:
/
Volume:
(mute) /
(low) /
(high)
Tone:
/
/
/
0 · · LEVEL3 · · LEVEL6
Cannot be used to adjust TV speaker volume when connected to TV.
YES/NO
Numbers cannot be reset once folder number reaches 999. In this case, save all
necessary pictures to your computer, and format the built-in memory/card. (P.73)
To reset folder number to 100:
First, format (P.73) the built-in memory or card, and reset the file numbers using NO.
RESET. Then, select ‘YES’ on the folder number reset screen.
RESET REC. SETTINGS? (YES/NO) RESET SETUP PARAMETERS? (YES/NO)
Resetting SETUP parameters causes the following to be reset: Birthdays in BABY
(P.42) and PET modes (P.44), ‘TRAVEL DATE’ (P.48), ‘WORLD TIME’ (P.49), ‘ZOOM
RESUME’ (P.20), ‘FAVORITE’ in PLAY menu (set to ‘OFF’) (P.65), ‘ROTATE DISP.’ (set
to ‘ON’) (P.66), CLIPBOARD menu (INITIAL DISP.) (set to ‘ON’) (P.60)
(Only ‘BEEP’ is reset in the SIMPLE MODE menu.)
Folder numbers and clock settings will not be reset.
NTSC / PAL
/
When set to
, pictures will be displayed vertically long on LCD monitor when
connecting AV cable (supplied) (P.79).
OFF (use previously selected scene mode) / AUTO (displays scene menu)
To display scene menu when set to ‘OFF’: Press ‘MENU/SET’.
OFF / ON (display)
ENGLISH / DEUTSCH (German) / FRANÇAIS (French) / ESPAÑOL (Spanish) /
ITALIANO (Italian) / 中文 (Chinese) / 日本語 (Japanese)
Not displayed on DMC-TZ3P/DMC-TZ2P.
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1 Taking pictures
Basics
Turn on the power
Status indicator illuminated for
approx. 1 second.
Set to
(NORMAL PICTURE mode)
NORMAL PICTURE
Display on screen
Adjust the focus
Press halfway
Take a picture
Take care not to shake the
camera.
Zoom lever
Status indicator
Press fully
Holding the camera
Vertically
Horizontally
Flash
When
Lamp
●Do not block the flash or the lamp
(P.12). Do not look at them from close
range.
●Do not touch the lens.
●Stand with your arms close to your
body and with your legs apart.
(jitter alert) is displayed
Use the Optical image stabilizer (P.39), a tripod, or the self-timer (P.35).
Focus range (To take pictures from close range→P.46)
When set to maximum W (1X):
Distance of at least 50 cm
(1.64 feet) from subject
Zoom lever
To use flash (P.36)
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When set to maximum T (maximum
zoom): Distance of at least 2 m
(6.56 feet) from subject
Please set the clock before taking pictures (P.16).
Adjusting the focus
Press the shutter button halfway, ensuring that the subject is aligned with the AF area.
Focus
Focus display
Focus display
AF area (normal)
F3.3
Aperture
value
1/30
AF area (when dark or
using digital zoom)
In focus
Not in focus
On
Flashing
AF area
Green
Red/white
Sound
Double beep
Multiple beep
Images outside of the focus range may
not be in full focus even if the light
remains on.
Shutter speed
(If red: Could not achieve optimal exposure → Use flash (P.36) or change ‘SENSITIVITY’
(P.51).)
Problems with adjusting focus (subject not in center, etc)
F3.3
1/30
First adjust focus
according to subject
Press fully
Hold down
halfway
F3.3
1/30
Return to desired
composition
Readjust focus if not correctly adjusted initially.
Subjects/environments which may make focusing difficult:
●Fast-moving or extremely bright objects, or objects with no color contrast
●Taking pictures through glass or near objects emitting light. In dark, or with significant
jitter.
●When too close to object or when taking pictures of both distant and close objects
together in the same picture
Checking remaining battery and memory capacity
300
Remaining battery
(flashes red)
Pictures remaining
(Status indicator flashes when LCD monitor is off)
Recharge or replace battery (P.14).
Not displayed when using AC adaptor (DMW-AC5PP,
sold separately).
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Basics
(Continued)
Picture save destination
Pictures will be saved to a card
if one is inserted, or to the built-in memory
if not.
When in operation
300
are Illuminated red.
Card
Card
Built-in memory
Built-in memory
This means that an operation is in progress, such as the
recording, reading, or deleting of pictures. Do not turn off the
power or remove the battery, card, or AC adaptor (DMWAC5PP, sold separately) (this may cause damage to or loss
of data).
Pictures may be copied between cards and the built-in memory (P.73).
It is recommended that you copy important pictures to your computer (as
electromagnetic waves, static electricity, or faults may cause data to be damaged).
Cards
Always format (P.73) cards in this camera before first use.
If the switch on the card is set to ‘LOCK’, operations such
as formatting, copying, and deleting cannot be performed.
Compatible memory cards → (P.15)
Recording picture/time capacity → (P.92)
Switch (LOCK)
Built-in memory (approx. 12.7 MB)
Used as a temporary save destination when you have no card.
May take longer to access than cards.
Clipboard pictures (P.58) are saved to built-in memory.
Recording picture capacity estimates (default settings)
Save destination
Built-in memory
memory card (Example)
12.7 MB
256 MB
512 MB
1 GB
2 GB
Pictures (DMC-TZ3)
2
68
135
270
550
Pictures (DMC-TZ2)
3
81
160
320
660
The number of pictures that may be recorded varies greatly according to aspect settings
(P.51), picture size (P.52), and quality (P.53) settings, in addition to the capacity of the
card. (For more details: P.92)
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2
Taking pictures with zoom
Subjects can be enlarged by ten times with ‘Optical zoom’ and up to 15 (13.8 ) times with
‘Extended optical zoom’. ‘Digital zoom’ can then be used to multiply this effect by four
times further. (28-280 mm: 35 mm film camera equivalent)
DMC-TZ2
Enlarge (Tele)
Restore (Wide)
Turn to T side
Turn to W side
Zoom types
Type
Optical zoom
Extended optical zoom (EZ)
1
Digital zoom
Max.
enlargement
10x
15x 1, 13.8x 2, 13x
12.6x 1, 12x, 11.6x
Picture quality
No loss
No loss
Deteriorates by factor of enlargement
Conditions
None
Select picture size
(P.52) marked with
‘D. ZOOM’ (P.56) set to ‘ON’ in REC
menu
2
40x (including optical zoom: 10x)
60x (including extended optical zoom: 15x)
Displays digital zoom area
Screen display
displayed
1
DMC-TZ3 only,
2
Within digital zoom area AF area
becomes larger when pressing
shutter button halfway
DMC-TZ2 only (Zoom ratio depends on ASPECT RATIO and PICT.SIZE.)
What is Extended optical zoom (EZ)?
If, for example, set to ‘3M EZ’ (equivalent to 3 million pixels), a picture will only be taken
of a 3M-sized central part of a 7M (equivalent to 7.2 million pixels) 3 area, meaning that
3
the picture can be enlarged further.
DMC-TZ2: 6M
Entering digital zoom area
Once the bar stops before the digital zoom area,
continue to hold the zoom lever, or release it once
then push it again.
Digital zoom area
Bar stops momentarily
To recall zoom ratio from time power was turned off
‘ZOOM RESUME’ (P.20)
The enlargement ratio displayed in the bar on screen is an estimate.
Adjust the focus after adjusting the zoom.
Do not block the lens barrel (P.12) movement while zooming.
Zoom cannot be adjusted during motion picture recording.
A greater degree of distortion may be generated by taking wider-angled pictures of
close objects, while using more telescopic zoom may result in more coloring appearing
around the outlines of objects.
The camera may make a rattling noise and vibrate when the zoom lever is operated – this
is not a fault.
When using extended optical zoom, zoom movement may stop momentarily near
maximum W (1x), but this is not a fault.
The Optical image stabilizer may be less effective when using digital zoom. It is
recommended that you use a tripod and the self-timer (P.35).
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Basics
Taking pictures with SIMPLE
MODE
3
Set to
Adjust the focus
Press halfway
Take a picture
Backlight compensation
Green when
focus aligned
MENU/SET
Press fully
The settings for the following functions are
fixed.
Item
SELFTIMER (P.35)
POWER SAVE (P.20)
STABILIZER (P.39)
W.BALANCE (P.50)
SENSITIVITY (P.51)
METERING MODE (P.53)
AF MODE (P.54)
AF ASSIST LAMP (P.56)
COL.MODE (P.57)
1
The following functions cannot be used.
Setting
OFF/10 SEC.
5 MIN.
MODE1
AWB
1
ON
STANDARD
Same as with ISO LIMIT ‘800’ setting in
Intelligent ISO mode (P.46).
Item
BURST mode (P.54)
Digital zoom (P.27)
Exposure compensation/AUTO BRACKET
(P.38)
White balance fine adjustment (P.50)
AUDIO REC. (P.53)
CONT.AF (P.55)
ECONOMY (P.20)
HIGH ANGLE (P.34)
GUIDE LINE (P.33)
2
2
DMC-TZ3 only
Backlight compensation (SIMPLE MODE only)
Press
3
Prevents subjects being dark when background is light.
To cancel compensation: Press ▲ again.
Using flash (FORCED FLASH ON) is recommended
(P.36)
Adjust using ‘EXPOSURE’ (P.38), except for in SIMPLE
MODE.
BACKLIGHT
Displayed when compensation is on.
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This mode is designed for beginners to easily take pictures.
Only major functions and menu items are displayed.
‘SIMPLE MODE’ menu
Use the menu to change settings such as picture quality and beep sounds.
Display SIMPLE MODE
menu
Select desired item
(Screen shows beep setting change)
SIMPLE MODE
SIMPLE MODE
PICT.MODE
PICT.MODE
AUTO REVIEW
AUTO REVIEW
OFF
BEEP
BEEP
LOW
CLOCK SET
CLOCK SET
SELECT
EXIT
Select desired setting
SELECT
HIGH
SET
Finish
SIMPLE MODE
PICT.MODE
AUTO REVIEW
OFF
BEEP
LOW
HIGH
CLOCK SET
SELECT
SET
Default setting outlined:
Setting
Item
ENLARGE (4:3, 7M 1, Fine):
for printing to 8”x10”size, letter size etc.
4”x6”/10x15cm 2 (3:2, 2.5M EZ, Standard):
for printing regular sizes.
E-MAIL 2 (4:3, 0.3M EZ, Standard):
for attaching to emails or using in homepage.
PICT.MODE
AUTO REVIEW
BEEP
3
CLOCK SET
1
3
3
OFF /
ON:
Displays picture for approx. 1 second after taking
OFF /
LOW /
HIGH
Change the date and time (P.16)
6M for DMC-TZ2 model. 2 Extended optical zoom (P.27) available.
Settings changes reflected in other modes.
Focus range
Max. W: Distance of at least 5 cm
(0.16 feet) from subject
Max. T: Distance of at least 1 m (3.28 feet)
from subject (
displayed)
(2 m (6.56 feet) unless max. T)
Zoom lever
Flash can be set to ‘AUTO/RED-EYE’ or ‘FORCED OFF’ (‘FORCED FLASH ON’ or
‘FORCED OFF’ when using backlight compensation).
Recording picture capacity (P.92)
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4
Basics
Viewing your pictures instantly
(REVIEW)
Pictures can be checked while still in a recording mode (
).
Display picture
REVIEW1X
EXIT
4X
DELETE
Most recently taken picture will be
displayed for about 10 seconds.
To close: Press ▼ or press the shutter
button halfway.
To view previous/next picture: ◄►
Deleting instantly
Enlarge picture (4x/8x)
REVIEW4X
While picture is
displayed
Turn to
T side
Select ‘YES’
DELETE SINGLE
DELETE THIS PICTURE?
YES
NO
SELECT
SET
MULTI/ALL
Highlight ‘YES’ in orange
1X
8X
DELETE
Current zoom position (displayed
for 1 sec.)
Picture is enlarged as you turn zoom lever
towards T.
To reduce zoom: Turn lever towards W
side.
To move zoom position: ▲▼◄►
To display portrait pictures vertically
(P.66)
To delete several or all
(P.32)
Note
Deleted pictures cannot be recovered.
Motion pictures cannot be reviewed in this way. View in PLAYBACK mode (P.62).
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Basics
5 Viewing your pictures
(Play)
When there is no card inserted, the pictures played back from the built-in memory.
(Clipboard pictures can only be played back in CLIPBOARD mode (P.59).)
Set to
Enlarge
View as list (P.61)
Scroll through pictures
File number
100-0001
1/3
Previous Next
10:00 MAR.15.2007
Change information
display (P.33)
Picture number
Delete (P.32)
Returns to the first picture after the final
picture.
To fast-forward (rewind)
Hold down until the desired
picture number is displayed
Holding down increases the picture scroll rate.
Cannot be used when using ‘REVIEW’ (P.30) or
‘Multi playback’ (P.61).
To enlarge (playback zoom)
Zoom ratio: 1x/2x/4x/8x/16x
To reduce zoom: Turn lever towards W side
Move zoom position: ▲▼◄►
Enlarging picture will reduce display quality.
2X
Turn to
T side
4X
CANCEL
To playback as list
DELETE
Current zoom position (displayed for 1 sec.)
(P.61)
To display picture vertically
(P.66)
To print
Using own printer:
●Direct connection → (P.76) ●Connection via computer → (P.74)
At photo shops → Give card to shop assistant.
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6 Deleting pictures
Basics
Basics
Set to PLAYBACK mode
. Pictures deleted will be from card if card is inserted, or from
built-in memory if not. To delete clipboard pictures, set to CLIPBOARD mode
.
To delete 1 picture
While picture is
displayed (P.31)
Select ‘YES’
DELETE SINGLE
DELETE THIS PICTURE?
YES
NO
SELECT
SET
Press
Highlight ‘YES’
in orange
MULTI/ALL
To delete multiple (up to 50) or all pictures
Select type of
deletion
Select the pictures to
delete (Repeat)
MULTI/ALL DELETE
Press twice
MULTI DELETE
MULTI DELETE
ALL DELETE
SELECT SET
8
9
10
11
12
SELECT
DELETE
EXIT
MARK/UNMARK
CANCEL
Skip to step if
selecting ‘ALL DELETE’
7
Picture selected
To release: Press ▼ again
Select ‘YES’
YES
NO
Press
Highlight ‘YES’ in
orange
To cancel
To cancel ‘ALL DELETE’ or ‘ALL
DELETE EXCEPT ’, press
‘MENU/SET’.
Note
Deleted pictures cannot be recovered.
Do not turn off the power during deletion.
Use a sufficiently charged battery or an AC adaptor (DMW-AC5PP, sold separately).
When deleting all pictures from built-in memory, pictures actually deleted differ
according to mode.
PLAYBACK mode
: All pictures in built-in memory, except clipboard picture
If ‘FAVORITE’ (P.65) setting is ‘ON’, you can ‘ALL DELETE EXCEPT
(FAVORITE)’.
CLIPBOARD mode
: All clipboard pictures
Pictures cannot be deleted in the following cases:
●Protected pictures (P.69) (Release the protection before deleting)
●Card switch is in ‘LOCK’ position.
●Pictures not of DCF standard (P.90)
May take time depending on number of pictures deleted.
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Applications
Basics
(Record)
1
Changing recording information
display
Change between different LCD monitor displays, such as histograms.
Press to change display
Histogram
3
Guide lines
No display
LCD monitor
(DMC-TZ3 only)
3
Display in PLAYBACK mode
Histogram
100-0001
1/3
3RD DAY
1 month 10 days
10:00 MAR.15.2007
Histogram
100-0001
1/3
F3.3 1/30 ISO 100 AWB
10:00 MAR.15.2007
No
display
During playback zoom (P.31), motion
picture playback (P.62), slideshow (P.64):
Display on/off
During multi playback, calendar playback
(P.61), DUAL DISPLAY (DMC-TZ3 only)
(P.64): Display cannot be changed
(Example)
Shows brightness of subject as graph,
useful for exposure compensation (P.38),
etc. (Display shown is an estimate.)
Histogram from time of recording
OK
Dark
Bright
is displayed in orange if different to
histogram in playback, for example when
recording with flash or in dark locations.
Histogram may differ between times of recording and playback, or from histograms
made with image editing software.
Guide lines
Reference for composition (e.g. balance) when recording.
‘GUIDE LINE’ settings (P.20)
Note
Display cannot be changed during menu (P.17) display.
In SIMPLE MODE, display can only be turned on and off.
Histograms cannot be displayed in SIMPLE MODE (P.28), MOTION PICTURE mode
(P.47), or CLIPBOARD mode (P.58).
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Applications
(Record)
2
Making LCD monitor easier to
see
Make it easier to see the LCD monitor when taking pictures from high positions or in
bright outdoor conditions.
Display ‘LCD MODE’
Hold down
Select mode
LCD
LCD MODE
OFF
POWER LCD
HIGH ANGLE
SELECT
SET
LCD monitor
POWER LCD
Makes screen brighter than normal (for
outdoor use).
HIGH ANGLE
Makes screen easier to see when taking
pictures from high positions.
(becomes harder to see from the front)
OFF: Normal
HIGH ANGLE
Note
‘HIGH ANGLE’ will be canceled when power is turned off (including POWER SAVE).
Block out sunlight (with hand, etc) if reflection makes screen difficult to see.
‘HIGH ANGLE’ cannot be used in the following cases.
●SIMPLE MODE
●PLAYBACK mode
●PRINT mode
●During menu screen display
●While reviewing pictures
‘POWER LCD’ will be deactivated if no operations are performed for 30 seconds while
recording. (Brightness can be restored by pressing any button)
Brightness/color of screen in ‘LCD MODE’ has no effect on pictures recorded.
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Applications
(Record)
3 Taking pictures with self-timer
This is also effective for correcting jitter when pressing the shutter button, by setting the
self timer to 2 seconds.
Display ‘SELFTIMER’
Select time duration
SELFTIMER
OFF
10 10SEC.
2SEC.
2
SELECT
MENU/SET
SET
Displayed for approx. 5 sec.
Can also be selected with ◄.
Adjust focus
Press
halfway
Focus will be automatically
adjusted immediately before
recording if shutter button is
pressed fully here.
Take a picture
3
Press
fully
CANCEL
Self-timer indicator
The self-timer indicator will flash, and the
picture will be taken after the selected
duration of time has elapsed.
To cancel while in operation: Press
‘MENU/SET’
Note
This function cannot be used in the ‘UNDERWATER’ scene mode or in MOTION
PICTURE mode
.
In some modes, only ‘2SEC.’ or only ‘10SEC.’ may be selected.
SIMPLE MODE: ‘10SEC.’
CLIPBOARD mode, SCENE mode ‘SELF PORTRAIT’: ‘2SEC.’
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Applications
(Record)
4
Taking pictures with flash
Display ‘FLASH’
Select the desired type
FLASH
Flash
Do not cover with hand. Do not
look at from close range (few cm).
Do not bring objects close (heat
and light may damage object).
AUTO
AUTO/RED-EYE
FORCED FLASH ON
SLOW SYNC./RED-EYE
FORCED OFF
SELECT
SET
Displayed for approx. 5 sec.
Can also be selected with ►.
Types
Type, operations
AUTO
Automatic ON/OFF
AUTO/RED-EYE reduction
Automatic ON/OFF
Reduces red-eye
FORCED FLASH ON
Always on
FORCED FLASH ON/RED-EYE reduction
(For ‘PARTY’ and ‘CANDLE LIGHT’ scene modes only
(P.42))
Always on
Reduces red-eye
SLOW SYNC./RED-EYE reduction
Automatic ON/OFF
Reduces red-eye
Slows shutter speed to take brighter pictures
FORCED OFF
Always off
Uses
Normal use
Taking pictures of subjects in
dark places
Taking pictures with backlight
or under bright lighting (e.g.
fluorescent)
Taking pictures of subjects
against a nightscape (tripod
recommended)
Places where flash use is
prohibited
Two flashes are emitted when using red-eye reduction. Do not move until the second
flash is over. Effects may vary depending on the person.
Shutter speeds are as follows:
,
,
,
: 1/30-1/2000th
,
: 1/8 (changed by SLOW SHUTTER setting (P.56)) -1/2000th
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Available types vary depending on the mode in use.
Available types in each mode (◎: default setting)
SCENE MODE
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Cannot be used with MOTION PICTURE mode
and scene modes
,
,
,
,
, or
.
Flash settings may be changed when changing recording mode.
Scene mode flash settings are restored to default when scene mode is changed.
Only
or
may be selected when using backlight compensation (P.28).
,
Focus range according to ISO sensitivity (‘SENSITIVITY’) (P.51) and zoom
(P.27).
AUTO
Max. W: Approx. 0.6-4.2 m (1.97-13.8 feet) Max. T: Approx. 1.0-2.8 m (3.28-9.19 feet)
ISO100
Max. W: Approx. 0.6-1.6 m (1.97-5.25 feet) Max. T: Approx. 1.0-1.1 m (3.28-3.61 feet)
ISO200
Max. W: Approx. 0.6-2.3 m (1.97-7.55 feet) Max. T: Approx. 1.0-1.5 m (3.28-4.92 feet)
ISO400
Max. W: Approx. 0.6-3.3 m (1.97-10.8 feet) Max. T: Approx. 1.0-2.2 m (3.28-7.22 feet)
ISO800
Max. W: Approx. 0.8-4.7 m (2.62-15.4 feet) Max. T: Approx. 1.0-3.1 m (3.28-10.2 feet)
ISO1250
Max. W: Approx. 1.0-4.7 m (3.28-15.4 feet) Max. T: Approx. 1.0-3.1 m (3.28-10.2 feet)
Edges of picture may become slightly dark if using flash at short distances without using
zoom (close to max. W). This may be remedied by using a little zoom.
Maximum ISO sensitivity (‘ISO LIMIT’) (P.51) and focus range when using
Intelligent ISO (P.46).
ISO400
Max. W: Approx. 0.6-3.3 m (1.97-10.8 feet) Max. T: Approx. 1.0-2.2 m (3.28-7.22 feet)
ISO800/ISO1250 Max. W: Approx. 0.6-4.2 m (1.97-13.8 feet) Max. T: Approx. 1.0-2.8 m (3.28-9.19 feet)
Note
If flash is to be emitted, flash type marks (e.g.
) will turn red when shutter button is
pressed halfway.
No pictures may be taken if these marks (e.g.
) are flashing (flash is charging).
Insufficient flash reach may be due to inadequately set exposure or white balance.
Flash effect may not be fully achieved with high shutter speeds.
Flash charging may take time if battery is low, or if using flash repeatedly.
When using ECONOMY (P.20), LCD monitor is shut off while flash is charging.
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Taking pictures with exposure
compensation
Corrects exposure when adequate exposure cannot be obtained (if difference between
brightness of object and background, etc). Depending on the brightness, this may not be
possible in some cases.
Display ‘EXPOSURE’
Example of exposure compensation
Over-exposed
Select a value
‘0’ (no compensation)
Minus direction
EXPOSURE
Optimum
exposure
Plus direction
SELECT
EXIT
The compensation value is displayed on the
bottom-left of the screen. (
, etc)
Under-exposed
AUTO BRACKET (DMC-TZ3 only)
Takes 3 pictures in succession, changing the exposure. After exposure compensation, the
compensation value is as standard.
Display ‘AUTO BRACKET’
Press several times
e.g. AUTO BRACKET with ±1EV
First picture
0EV
(Standard)
Select a value
‘0’ (no compensation)
Second picture
-1EV
(Darker)
AUTO BRACKET
SELECT
EXIT
Value displayed after exposure
compensation set
Third picture
+1EV
(Brighter)
Cannot be used with flash or when there is remaining capacity for only 2 more
pictures.
When ‘AUTO BRACKET’ is set,
is displayed on the left of the screen.
Canceled when the power is turned off.
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6 Optical image stabilizer
Automatically detects and prevents jitter.
Settings cannot be changed in SIMPLE MODE (P.28) or in ‘SELF PORTRAIT’ (P.42) and
‘STARRY SKY’ (P.44) scene modes.
Hold down
Select mode
STABILIZER
OFF
MODE1
MODE2
SELECT
MENU/SET
Cases where optical image
stabilizer may be ineffective:
●Heavy jitter
●High zoom ratio (digital zoom:
P.27)
●Fast-moving objects
●Indoors or in dark locations
(due to low shutter speed)
SET
DEMO.
MODE1: Constant correction
(Monitor image stable, composition
easy to determine)
MODE2: Correction at moment shutter
button is pressed
(More effective than MODE1)
OFF:
Pictures deliberately taken with no
jitter correction
To view jitter/movement detection demo screen
Extent of jitter and of subject movement are shown on graph. (Estimate)
Large ← Small → Large
Jitter
Press
(Press again to close)
Movement detection
Recording and zoom cannot be performed during demo.
Automatic ISO sensitivity settings based on movement detection are only effective
when using Intelligent ISO
(P.46) and the ‘SPORTS’
(P.42), ‘BABY’
(P.42),
and ‘PET’
(P.44) scene modes.
Use the movement detection demo with objects with contrasting coloring.
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Taking pictures according to the
scene
Set to ‘SCN1’ or ‘SCN2’
The same selection of 20 scenes is
available for each.
Select scene
SCENE MODE 1
1/ 2
Page 1 of
2 currently
displayed
PORTRAIT
DISPLAY
SELECT
DISPLAY SET
SCENE MENU
MENU/SET
To see description of each scene:
Select scene, and press ‘DISPLAY’.
SCN1 and SCN2
When using SCENE MODE, the camera remembers the previously selected scene.
For example, if SCN1 is set to ‘NIGHT SCENERY’ and SCN2 is set to ‘NIGHT
PORTRAIT’, you can easily switch between settings depending on whether or not there
will be people in the picture.
To enable pictures to be taken immediately (no automatic SCENE MENU display)
Display SETUP menu (P.18)
Select ‘SCENE MENU’ (P.22) and set it to ‘OFF’.
To display scene menu: Press ‘MENU/SET’
Note
Selecting a scene mode inappropriate for the actual scene may affect the coloring of
your picture.
Brightness may be adjusted using ‘EXPOSURE’ (P.38) (except in ‘STARRY SKY’ mode).
Detailed settings can be made in REC menu (P.50).
(Except in ‘SENSITIVITY’, ‘METERING MODE’, and ‘COL. MODE’)
Certain settings cannot be made for some scenes.
‘W. BALANCE’ can be set to the following.
‘PORTRAIT’,‘SOFT SKIN’,‘SELF PORTRAIT’,‘SPORTS’,‘BABY’,‘PET’,‘HIGH SENS.’
(Setting is restored to ‘AWB’ when scene is changed.)
The types of flash available (P.36) vary according to the scene.
The scene mode flash setting is reset to the initial setting when the scene mode is
changed.
Guidelines displayed in grey in ‘NIGHT PORTRAIT’, ‘NIGHT SCENERY’, ‘STARRY
SKY’, and ‘FIREWORKS’ scene modes.
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Using SCENE MODE enables you to take pictures with optimum settings (exposure,
coloring, etc) for given scenes.
Scene types
PORTRAIT
SOFT SKIN
3
SELF PORTRAIT
3
NIGHT PORTRAIT
3
PARTY
1/30
NIGHT SCENERY
3
CANDLE LIGHT
3
3
3
F3.3
SPORTS
SCENERY
FOOD
3
BABY
3
3
PET
3
3
OFF
9 months 10 days
10:00 MAR.15.2007
HIGH SENS.
SUNSET
OFF
3
3
STARRY SKY
FIREWORKS
3
OFF
3
15
SNOW
BEACH
3
AERIAL PHOTO
3
UNDERWATER
3
3
AF LOCK
Functions, tips for each scene (P.42-45)
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7
Taking pictures according to the
scene (Continued)
Scene
PORTRAIT
SOFT SKIN
Smooths skin colors in bright, outdoor daylight conditions (portraits from
chest upwards).
Clarity of effect may vary depending on brightness.
SELF PORTRAIT
Take pictures of yourself.
Press shutter button halfway → self-timer indicator illuminates
→ press shutter button fully → review
(if self-timer indicator flashes, focus is not correctly aligned)
To take pictures with audio (P.53)
(self-timer indicator illuminated during recording)
SCENERY
Take clear pictures of wide, distant subjects.
SPORTS
Take pictures of scenes with fast movement, e.g. sports.
NIGHT
PORTRAIT
Take pictures of people and nightscapes with close to actual brightness.
Interference may be noticeable with dark scenes.
Shutter may remain closed for 1 second after taking picture.
NIGHT SCENERY
Take clear pictures of night scenes.
Interference may be noticeable with dark scenes.
Shutter may remain closed for up to 8 seconds after taking picture.
FOOD
Take natural-looking pictures of food.
PARTY
Brighten subjects and background in pictures of indoor events, such as
weddings.
CANDLE LIGHT
Bring out the atmosphere of a candlelit room.
BABY
Uses weak flash to bring out skin colors.
To record age:
BIRTHDAY SET: Select ‘WITH AGE’, and press ‘MENU/SET’.
Select ‘BIRTHDAY SET.’.
Set birthday with ▲▼◄►, and press ‘MENU/SET’.
(‘BABY1’ and ‘BABY2’ can be set separately.)
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Uses, functions
Improves the skin tone of subjects for a healthier appearance in bright
daylight conditions.
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Using flash in scene modes (P.37)
Tips, notes
Main fixed settings
Stand as close as possible to object.
Zoom: As telescopic as possible (T side)
SENSITIVITY: ISO100
Stand as close as possible to object.
Zoom: As telescopic as possible (T side)
SENSITIVITY: ISO100
Focus: 30-70 cm (0.98-2.30 feet) (Max. W)
Do not use zoom (harder to focus).
(Zoom moved to max. W automatically)
2-second self-timer (P.35) recommended.
STABILIZER: MODE2
AF MODE:
9 areas
AF ASSIST LAMP: OFF
SELFTIMER: OFF/2SEC.
ZOOM RESUME: OFF
Stand at least 5 m (16.4 feet) away.
FORCED OFF
FLASH:
AF ASSIST LAMP: OFF
Stand at least 5 m (16.4 feet) away.
SENSITIVITY: ISO LIMIT: ISO800
(Same as Intelligent ISO mode ‘ ’ (P.46))
SLOW SHUTTER: Cannot be set
Digital zoom: Cannot be set
Subject should not move for at least 1 second.
Use flash.
Tripod, self-timer recommended.
Stand 1.2-5 m (3.94-16.4 feet) (Max. W (wideangle), 1.5 m (4.92 feet) recommended) away.
CONT.AF: OFF
Stand at least 5 m (16.4 feet) away.
Do not move for 8 seconds.
(Shutter speed: max. 8 sec)
Tripod, self-timer recommended
FLASH:
FORCED OFF
CONT.AF: OFF/AF ASSIST LAMP: OFF
SENSITIVITY: ISO100
SLOW SHUTTER: Cannot be set
Focus: Max. W: 5 cm (0.16 feet) and above
Max. T: 1 m (3.28 feet) and above
—
Stand approx. 1.5 m (4.92 feet) away.
Zoom: Wide (W side)
Use flash.
Tripod, self-timer recommended.
—
Focus: Max. W: 5 cm (0.16 feet) and above
Max. T: 1 m (3.28 feet) and above
Do not use flash.
Tripod, self-timer recommended.
—
Focus: Max. W: 5 cm (0.16 feet) and above
Max. T: 1 m (3.28 feet) and above
Age will be displayed for approx. 5 seconds after
setting this mode.
Age display format depends on LANGUAGE
setting.
SENSITIVITY: ISO LIMIT: ISO400
(Same as Intelligent ISO mode ‘ ’ (P.46))
Digital zoom: Cannot be set
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Taking pictures according to
the scene (Continued)
Scene
BABY
Uses, functions
Date of birth will be displayed as ‘0 month 0 day’.
To reset: Select ‘RESET’ from SETUP menu (P.22).
PET
Record pet’s age when taking pictures.
Settings method same as for ‘BABY’ (P.42-45).
SUNSET
Take clear pictures of scenes such as sunsets.
HIGH SENS.
Prevents blurring of subject in dark, indoor conditions.
Pictures may appear slightly grainy due to high sensitivity.
Take clear pictures of starry skies or dark subjects.
Shutter speed settings
Select with ▲▼, and press
‘MENU/SET’.
STARRY SKY
STARRY SKY
15 SEC.
30 SEC.
60 SEC.
CANCEL SELECT
SET
Press shutter button.
Set longer
shutter
speeds
for darker
conditions.
15
Countdown
begins
CANCEL
FIREWORKS
Take clear pictures of fireworks in the night sky.
Shutter speed can be set to 1/4 second or 2 seconds (if little jitter
or if optical image stabilizer is ‘OFF’). (when not using exposure
compensation)
BEACH
Bring out the clear blues of the sky and the sea without darkening
subject.
SNOW
Bring out the natural color of the snow in ski slope and mountain
scenes.
AERIAL PHOTO
Take pictures of the view from aircraft windows.
UNDERWATER
Achieve natural colors under water.
Always use marine case (DMW-MCTZ3, sold
separately).
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AF LOCK
AF LOCK (focus fixed)
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Using flash in scene modes (P.37)
Tips, notes
Main fixed settings
Age cannot be added after recording.
Age may be printed from a computer using the
supplied software (P.11).
Age can be stamped onto picture using ‘DATE
STAMP’ (P.66).
(P.43)
AF ASSIST LAMP default setting is ‘OFF’.
Others same as ‘BABY’ (P.42-45)
Same as for ‘BABY’ (P.43)
—
FLASH:
FORCED OFF
AF ASSIST LAMP: OFF
SENSITIVITY: ISO100
Focus: Max. W: 5 cm (0.16 feet) and above
Max. T: 1 m (3.28 feet) and above
FLASH:
FORCED OFF
SENSITIVITY: ISO3200
Extended optical zoom and digital zoom cannot
be used.
Always use a tripod.
Self-timer recommended.
Do not move the camera until countdown has
ended.
To change shutter speed, press ‘MENU/SET’,
then ►, and select ‘STARRY SKY’.
‘EXPOSURE’, ‘AUTO BRACKET’ (DMC-TZ3
only), and ‘BURST’ cannot be used.
FLASH:
FORCED OFF
AUDIO REC.: OFF
CONT.AF: OFF
STABILIZER: OFF
SENSITIVITY: ISO100
SLOW SHUTTER: Cannot be set
Stand at least 10 m (32.8 feet) away.
Tripod recommended.
FLASH:
FORCED OFF
SENSITIVITY: ISO100
CONT.AF: OFF/
AF ASSIST LAMP: OFF
Beware of sand and sea water.
—
Battery life is reduced in lower air temperatures.
—
Angle the camera towards areas of contrasting
colors when aligning the focus.
Check that the interior of the aircraft is not
reflected in the window.
FLASH:
FORCED OFF
AF ASSIST LAMP: OFF
For fast moving subjects, align with the AF area
and press ◄ (AF lock).
Press ◄ again to release.
Adjust red and blue levels with ‘white balance
fine adjustment’ (P.50).
Focus: Max. W: 5 cm (0.16 feet) and above
Max. T: 1 m (3.28 feet) and above
Self-timer: Cannot be used
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Avoiding subject
blurring
Taking close-up
pictures
(Intelligent ISO)
(MACRO mode)
Avoiding subject blurring in darker conditions or with fastmoving subjects
Detects movement of the subject and sets the optimum ISO sensitivity and shutter speed
according to the brightness.
Take a picture (P.24)
Set to
For moving subjects indoors…
For stationary subjects indoors…
sensitivity and shutter speed raised to
avoid subject blurring.
sensitivity lowered to avoid interference.
F3.3
F3.3
The maximum level for ISO sensitivity can also be set (P.51, ‘ISO LIMIT’). If the
maximum level is set to ‘800’ or ‘1250’, this will be reduced to ‘640’ when using the
flash.
Subject movement may not be detected if subject is too small, is at the edge of the
screen, or starts to move at the same time as the shutter. (when button is pressed fully).
Blurring may occur depending on the brightness and movement speed.
‘D.ZOOM’ (P.27) and ‘SLOW SHUTTER’ (P.56) cannot be used.
Focus range in
Intelligent ISO mode,
MACRO mode
Max. W: Distance of at
least 5 cm (0.16 feet)
from subject
Zoom lever
Max. T: Distance of at least 1
m (3.28 feet) from subject
(
displayed)
(2 m (6.56 feet) unless max. T)
Taking close-up pictures of flowers, etc
Set to
Take a picture (P.24)
We recommend using a tripod, the self-timer (P.35), and flash ‘FORCED OFF’ (P.36).
Moving the camera after aligning the focus is likely to result in poorly focused pictures if
subject is close to camera, due to margin for focus alignment being severely reduced.
Resolution may be reduced around the edges of the picture.
Taking close-up pictures from more distant locations (Tele Macro function)
Zoom to max. T to take close-up pictures of flowers at foot-level, or animals that you
cannot approach, from distances of at least 1 m (3.28 feet). Align focus after zooming
by pressing shutter halfway. Using tripod is recommended as jitter occurs easily.
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9 Taking motion pictures
Record motion pictures and sound (motion pictures cannot be recorded without sound).
Microphone
(voice recording)
Set to
Start recording
Available recording time
(approx.)
Press halfway
(align focus)
R20S
Press fully
Elapsed time (approx.)
Finish
Estimated recording time
Ends automatically if memory
is full.
(P.92)
Note
Zoom and CONT.AF (P.55)
functions cannot be used during
movie recording.
Not compatible with
MultiMediaCards.
STABILIZER ‘MODE2’ cannot
be used.
Focus range is 5 cm (0.16 feet)
and above for max. W/1 m (3.28
feet) and above for max. T. (2 m
Press fully
Aspect and picture quality
Set ‘ASPECT RATIO’ (P.51) before ‘PICT.MODE’
(P.52).
ASPECT
10fps VGA
4:3
16:9
Picture size
640×480
30fps QVGA
10fps QVGA
(For e-mail
attachments)
(6.56 feet) unless max. T)
Focus, zoom, and a perture
value are fixed from the onset of
recording.
A maximum of approx. 2 GB can
be recorded in any one session.
To continue recording, press the
shutter button again. Available
recording time is calculated on a
2 GB basis (estimated).
Recording may be terminated
midway, depending on card
type.
PICT.MODE
30fps VGA
30fps 16:9
10fps 16:9
Frames/sec
30/sec
10/sec
30/sec
320×240
848×480
10/sec
30/sec
10/sec
‘30fps’: for smooth picture movement
‘10fps’: for longer motion pictures
We recommend using a card of at least 10MB/s
(as marked on its packaging, etc).
Only QVGA-format motion pictures can be
recorded to the built-in memory.
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Useful features for travel
(TRAVEL DATE, WORLD TIME)
Recording holiday duration (TRAVEL DATE)
Select ‘TRAVEL DATE’ from
SETUP menu (P.18, 20)
Select ‘SET’
Recording
1 /4
SETUP
3
CLOCK SET
WORLD TIME
MONITOR
GUIDE LINE
TRAVEL DATE
SELECT
±0
OFF
SET
SET
Set departure date
TRAVEL DATE
1ST DAY
10:00 MAR.15.2007
displayed
Displayed for approx. 5 sec when
switching from PLAYBACK to
recording mode
PLEASE SET THE
DEPARTURE DATE
MAR . 15 . 2007
SELECT
SET
Set return date
TRAVEL DATE
PLEASE SET THE
RETURN DATE
--- . -- . ---SELECT
Playback
100-0001
1/3
1ST DAY
10:00 MAR.15.2007
Days elapsed
EXIT
Exit without entering if you do
not wish to set a return date.
Note
To stop date recording, select ‘OFF’ in step .
When destination is set in ‘WORLD TIME’ (see right), days elapsed are calculated
based on local destination time.
If settings are made before holiday, number of days to departure are displayed in
orange with a minus sign (but not recorded).
When TRAVEL DATE is displayed in white with a minus sign, the ‘HOME’ date is one
day in advance of the ‘DESTINATION’ date (this is recorded).
To print number of elapsed days:
●Activate ‘DATE STAMP’ (P.66) before printing.
●Use the supplied software (P.11).
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Record holiday day number or local time at overseas destination. Can be displayed
during playback or stamped onto picture. (P.66)
Clock must be set in advance (P.16).
Registering local time at your overseas destination
(WORLD TIME)
Select ‘WORLD TIME’ from SETUP menu (P.18,20)
‘PLEASE SET THE HOME AREA’ will be displayed when setting for
the first time. In this case, press ‘MENU/SET’ and skip to step .
Select ‘HOME’
Set your home area
WORLD TIME
DESTINATION
HOME
Toronto
New York
Miami
Lima
GMT -5:00
10:00 MAR.15.2007
CANCEL SELECT
Current time
10:00
SELECT
SET
City/area name
CANCEL
SET
Difference with GMT (Greenwich
Mean Time)
If setting for second (or later) time, press ►.
Select
‘DESTINATION’
Set destination area
WORLD TIME
10:00
0:30
DESTINATION
HOME
--:-- --.--.---CANCEL SELECT
Area settings can be
aborted by pressing
steps
or .
Finish
Adelaide
+14:30
SELECT
SET
CANCEL
SET
Current time
at selected
destination
City/area name
Difference with home time
in
If actual destination is unavailable,
select based on ‘difference with home
time’.
To set/release summer time
To set, go through steps
(Press again to release)
,
.
Upon your return
Go through steps , , , and press ‘MENU/SET’ to
finish.
Clock settings (P.16) will not be changed even if home summer time is set.
Pictures recorded when set to destination will be displayed with
in PLAYBACK
mode.
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REC
W.BALANCE
SENSITIVITY
ASPECT RATIO
PICT.SIZE
QUALITY
SELECT
AWB
AUTO
Using REC menu
REC menu settings (P.18)
Default setting outlined:
‘Quick setting’ (P.57) is useful to easily call up frequently-used menus.
EXIT
W.BALANCE
The same color may appear more blue or more red depending on the light source (sun,
lamps, etc). Colors can be adjusted to their natural appearance by adjusting the white
balance.
Applicable modes:
Settings: AWB (automatic) /
(outdoor, clear sky) /
(outdoor, cloudy
sky) /
(outdoor, shade) /
(incandescent lighting) /
(uses
value set in
)/
(set manually)
‘AWB’ operational range:
10000K
9000K
Blue sky
8000K
7000K
6000K
5000K
4000K
(‘AWB’ sets the optimum white balance automatically.)
‘AWB’ may not function normally in certain
conditions, such as under red (e.g. candlelight),
blue (e.g. TV screen), or a mixture of light
sources, or with an absence of any color close
to white.
We recommend setting to ‘AWB’ or ‘
’
when under fluorescent lighting.
Cloudy sky (rain)
Shade
TV screen
Sunlight
White fluorescent lighting
3000K
2000K
1000K
Incandescent lighting
Sunset/sunrise
Candlelight
Setting white balance manually (
)
Only takes image of
white objects within
frame (step )
WHITE SET
Select
and press ‘MENU/SET’.
Point the camera towards a white object (e.g. paper) and press
‘MENU/SET’.
Press ‘MENU/SET’ twice.
(Or press shutter button halfway.)
CANCEL
SET
Making this setting will reset white balance fine adjustment (see
below).
Changes to red
(blue) when making
White balance fine adjustment (excluding ‘AWB’)
fine adjustment
Press ▲ several times until ‘WB ADJUST.’ is displayed.
Adjust with ► if reds are strong, adjust with ◄ if blues are
WB ADJUST.
strong.
RED
BLUE
Press ‘MENU/SET’ (or press shutter button halfway).
MENU
SELECT
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Detailed settings can be made for recording, such as coloring, sensitivity, aspect ratio,
and picture size.
Items vary depending on mode.
‘ ’, ‘ ’, ‘ ’, ‘ ’, and ‘ ’ can be adjusted independently.
Settings are remembered even if power is turned off.
Settings remain applied when using flash photography.
Even though the ‘AWB’ setting is fixed in ‘UNDERWATER’ scene mode (P.44), fine
adjustments may still be made.
Fine adjustments cannot be made when ‘COL.MODE’ (P.57) is set to ‘COOL’,
‘WARM’, ‘B/W’, or ‘SEPIA’.
SENSITIVITY
Set sensitivity to lighting. We recommend higher settings to take clear pictures in darker
locations.
Applicable modes:
Settings: AUTO (automatic) /100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1250
(if
mode: ‘ISO LIMIT’ 400 / 800 / 1250)
AUTO: Automatically set with range up to 200 (640 when using flash) according to
brightness.
Maximum ISO sensitivity (‘ISO LIMIT’) can be set when using
mode.
Setting guide
SENSITIVITY
100
1250
Bright
Location (recommended)
Dark
(outdoors)
Shutter speed
Slow
Fast
Interference
Low
High
ASPECT RATIO
Aspect ratio of picture can be changed according to printing or playback format.
Applicable modes:
Settings:
(Still pictures only)
4
3
3
Same as 4:3 TV or
computer
16
2
9
Same as normal film
camera
For playback on
widescreen/high
definition TV
Edges may be cut off when printing – be sure to check in advance (P.88).
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Using REC menu (Continued)
PICT.MODE
Set picture quality for motion pictures (P.47).
Applicable modes:
Settings:
Aspect ratio
(P.51)
: 30fps VGA / 10fps VGA / 30fps QVGA / 10fps QVGA
: 30fps 16:9 / 10fps 16:9
‘30fps’: smoother movement; ‘10fps’: longer recording time
PICT.SIZE
Set size of picture. Number of pictures which can be recorded depends on this setting
and on ‘QUALITY’ (see right). (P.92)
Picture size setting guide
Larger picture size = Crisper picture
(lower recording capacity)
Smaller picture size = Coarser picture
(higher recording capacity)
Applicable modes:
Settings:
ASPECT RATIO
7M
2M
7M
6M
1
3072 x 2304 5M
Picture size
2 2560 x 1920 3M
0.3M
2048 x 1536
1600 x 1200 1M
1280 x 960
3
3216 x 2144 4.5M
2560 x 1712 2.5M
640 x 480
2048 x 1360
4
3328 x 1872 3.5M
2560 x 1440 2M
1920 x 1080
Picture sizes for DMC-TZ2 model are as follows.
1
: 6M (2816 x 2112) 2 : None 3 : 6M (2976 x 1984) 4 : 5.5M (3072 x 1728)
Extended optical zoom (P.27) can be used for picture sizes indicated with .
is not displayed in the ‘HIGH SENS.’ scene mode (P.44) (as extended optical
zoom cannot be used).
Mosaic effect may appear depending on subject and recording conditions.
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QUALITY
Set compression ratio for saving. Number of pictures which can be recorded depends on
this setting and on ‘PICT.SIZE’ (see left). (P.92)
Applicable modes:
Settings:
: Fine (priority to picture quality)
: Standard (increases recording capacity by limiting standard picture
size and picture quality)
AUDIO REC.
Sounds can also be recorded with pictures. This is useful for conversation or memo
recording.
Applicable modes:
Settings:
OFF : No sound recording
ON : Record approx. 5 seconds of sound (
displayed on screen)
To cancel recording: Press ‘MENU/SET’.
Cannot be used with ‘BURST’ (P.54), ‘STARRY SKY’ (P.44) and ‘AUTO BRACKET’
(P.38, DMC-TZ3 only).
‘DATE STAMP’, ‘RESIZE’, ‘TRIMMING’, and ‘ASPECT CONV.’ cannot be used with
pictures with audio.
Settings also reflected in ‘AUDIO REC.’ (P.60) in REC ON CLIPBOARD menu.
METERING MODE
Method of measuring exposure (P.38) can be changed.
Applicable modes:
Settings:
: (Multiple: Measures brightness of whole screen. Normally
recommended)
: (Center weighted: Measures entire picture evenly, with focus on center
of screen)
: (Spot: Measures subject within spot metering target)
Spot metering target
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Using REC menu (Continued)
AF MODE
Method of aligning focus can be changed according to position and number of subjects.
Applicable modes:
Settings:
/
/
/
/
(
: High-speed focus)
Subject not in center of picture (AF area displayed after focuses completely aligned)
9-area-focusing
3-area-focusing (High speed)
Automatically focuses
on either side or
center.
Automatically focuses
on any of 9 points
AF area
Determined position for focus
AF area
1-area-focusing (High speed)
1-area-focusing
Focuses on AF area
in center of picture.
(Recommended for
when focus is difficult
to align)
Spot-focusing
Focuses on smaller,
limited area.
Spot AF area.
AF area
When using
or
, picture may freeze momentarily before focus is aligned.
AF area becomes larger in dark locations
or when using digital zoom, etc.
AF area
F4.9
Use
or
if focus is difficult to align with
1/15
.
BURST
Enables a rapid succession of photographs to be taken. Succession of photographs taken
while shutter button is held down.
Applicable modes:
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Settings:
BURST setting
OFF
(High speed)
(Low speed)
3
,
4
Speed
1
No. of pictures
2
No burst
3
3
(Free)
3 pictures/sec
Fine: Max. 5
Standard: Max. 7
2 pictures/sec
Approx. 2 pictures/sec
5
Until card/built-in memory is full
1
: Depends on shutter speed and ‘SENSITIVITY’ settings.
: When using self-timer: Fixed at 3 pictures
3
4
: DMC-TZ3 only.
: DMC-TZ2 only.
5
: DMC-TZ3: Becomes progressively slower. (Delayed timing depends on card type,
picture size, and QUALITY.)
DMC-TZ2: Depends on type of card, ‘PICT.SIZE’ (P.52), and ‘QUALITY’ (P.53).
Burst speed may be reduced if using SENSITIVITY (P.51) of ‘ISO400’ or greater, or if
shutter speed is reduced in darker locations.
This feature cannot be used with the flash (flash mark turns red, P.36) or with ‘AUTO
BRACKET’ (P.38, DMC-TZ3 only).
Settings will be stored even if power is turned off.
Focus is fixed from first picture.
Exposure and white balance are set as follows:
●DMC-TZ3
High speed: Setting fixed from first picture.
Low speed, Free: Reset for each picture.
●DMC-TZ2
Reset for each picture.
When using BURST while following a moving subject in locations with major
differences in brightness (e.g. indoor to outdoor), exposure stabilization may require a
little time, and optimal exposure may not be achieved.
Auto review performed regardless of ‘AUTO REVIEW’ setting.
2
CONT.AF
Focus is continually adjusted according to movement of subject.
(Increases battery consumption)
Applicable modes:
Settings:
OFF : Not set
ON : Set (
displayed on screen)
Focus alignment may take time if zoom is suddenly changed from max. W to max. T,
or if suddenly moving closer to subject.
Press shutter button halfway if focus is difficult to align.
When using
,
, or
‘AF mode’, focus will be aligned quickly when shutter
button is pressed halfway.
Focus is not re-adjusted during motion picture recording.
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Using REC menu (Continued)
AF ASSIST LAMP
Illuminates lamp when dark to facilitate focus alignment.
Applicable modes:
Settings:
OFF : Lamp off (taking pictures of animals in dark, etc)
ON : Lamp illuminated with halfway press of shutter button
(
and larger AF area displayed)
Do not cover or look at lamp from close range
Fixed to ‘ON’ when using SIMPLE MODE .
Effective distance: 1.5 m (4.92 feet)
Lamp
SLOW SHUTTER
Shutter speed can be reduced further to take bright pictures in dark locations.
Applicable modes:
Settings: 1/8- (normally recommended) / 1/4- / 1/2- / 1Slower shutter speeds allow for brighter pictures but increase risk of jitter, so we
recommend using a tripod and the self-timer (P.35).
Can be used with NIGHT PORTRAIT (P.42) to brighten both night scene and
subjects.
displayed on screen for settings other than ‘1/8-’.
D.ZOOM
Multiplies effect of optical zoom or extended optical zoom by up to 4 times. (P.27).
Applicable modes:
Settings: OFF : (Do not use) / ON: (Use)
This cannot be set when using SIMPLE MODE , Intelligent ISO mode
‘SPORTS’, ‘BABY’, ‘PET’, or ‘HIGH SENS.’ scene modes.
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, or the
COL. MODE
Set color effects.
Applicable modes:
Settings: STANDARD / NATURAL (soft) / VIVID (sharp) / COOL (more blue) /
WARM (more red) / B/W / SEPIA
If interference is noticeable in dark locations: Set to ‘NATURAL’.
MOTION PICTURE mode: ‘NATURAL’ and ‘VIVID’ cannot be selected.
White balance fine adjustment cannot be used when using ‘COOL’, ‘WARM’, ‘B/W’, or
‘SEPIA’.
Settings for still pictures and motion pictures are made separately.
CLOCK SET
Set the clock. Same function as that in SETUP menu (P.16).
Quick setting
The following items can be quickly called up from REC menu.
Items vary depending on mode.
BURST (P.54)
W.BALANCE (P.50) (excluding
)
SENSITIVITY (P.51)
ASPECT RATIO (P.51)
PICT.SIZE (P.52)
QUALITY (P.53)
Set to one from ‘
’.
Display ‘Quick setting’
Quick setting
OFF AWB AUTO 4:3
OFF
Hold
7
SELECT
EXIT
Select item
Select setting
OFF AWB AUTO 16:9
4:3
3:2
16:9
OFF AWB AUTO 4:3
4:3
3:2
16:9
7
SELECT
EXIT
7
SELECT
EXIT
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Applications
(Record)
12
Taking/viewing clipboard
pictures (CLIPBOARD)
Taking clipboard pictures (clipboard recording)
Set to
Select ‘REC’
CLIPBOARD
PLAY
MENU/SET
Functions unavailable:
BURST, D.ZOOM, AUTO
BRACKET(DMC-TZ3 only), WB
ADJUST, CONT.AF
The settings for the following
functions are fixed.
ASPECT RATIO:
QUALITY:
SELFTIMER: OFF/2SEC.
SENSITIVITY: AUTO
Functions other than those
above are the same as fixed
in SIMPLE MODE (P.28).
(However, STABILIZER (P.39)
settings may be made.)
If internal memory is full
●Delete unwanted clipboard
pictures in PLAY ON
CLIPBOARD mode.
(Copy required pictures onto
card → P.60)
●Remove card and use
PLAYBACK mode ‘ ’ to
delete pictures from other
recording modes (e.g. ‘ ’).
Beware of copyrights, etc (P.2)
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REC
SELECT
DISPLAY
SET
(Initial display)
Highlight ‘REC’ in orange
Take a clipboard picture
Press halfway
(align focus)
Press fully
(take picture)
Represents built-in memory used entirely
for clipboard pictures
Picture size
Pictures
1M
36
2M
24
Recording capacities above are reduced
if pictures are recorded to built-in memory
(P.26) in other recording modes (e.g. ‘ ’).
To view clipboard pictures (clipboard
playback): ▼ (
)
To change picture size → (P.60)
Useful for taking pictures of timetables and maps instead of taking memos.
Regardless of presence of card, pictures will always be saved to clipboard folder of
built-in memory, so that they can be distinguished from normal pictures and viewed
immediately.
Viewing clipboard pictures (clipboard playback)
Select ‘PLAY’ in step
on left
View 1 picture at a time
Previous
View 9 pictures on screen
Select a clipboard
picture and press
‘MENU/SET’ to display
single screen.
Turn to W side
Next
(To restore: Turn
to T side)
To zoom in (playback zoom)
(P.31)
Change
position
Expand
To register zoom enlarged size and position (Zoom mark):
Useful for enlarging and saving parts of maps, etc.
After selecting enlarged
4X
size and position
Zoom mark
THE ZOOM MARK HAS
Displayed on registered
BEEN SET
pictures
Hudson Rd
Chalky Ave
Greener
reener Pl
Crossford St
Laker St
8X
2X
Northwood St
MARK
To change zoom and position: Repeat the above
To finish zoom mark setting: Restore zoom to original (normal) ratio
To view registered ratio and position:
ur
our
Arbo
Arb
Beak Ave
k Rd
Par
City Park
e
ove
G
Grov
4/4
Hudson Rd
Hudson Rd
Tracery
ar
August St
Edg
Christen Pl
Rd
Rd
Crockery St
Jillian St
Guillemot St
Guillemot St
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Southwood St
Southwood St
Display picture with
Hudson Rd
8X
2X
Crossford St
Laker St
Gilbert St
4X
Chalky Ave
Stringer St
Laker St
Northwood St
(No need
to manually
enlarge or
move)
Greener Pl
Chalky Ave
Greener Pl
Crossford St
Northwood St
MARK
Immediately displayed at
recorded size and position
To delete clipboard pictures
(P.32)
Both original picture and picture with zoom mark will be deleted.
Picture can be deleted even while zoomed in.
Note
During clipboard recording: Press shutter button halfway. (
)
PLAY menu (P.64) functions cannot be used.
Pictures taken in other recording modes, modified with ROTATE (P.66) and copied
(P.73) as clipboard pictures will be displayed in their original form (before rotation).
Printing (P.76) cannot be performed during clipboard playback.
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Taking/viewing clipboard
pictures (Continued)
CLIPBOARD menu
Press ‘MENU/SET’ while recording or viewing to display menu.
REC ON CLIPBOARD menu
Select item
REC ON CLIPBOARD
GO TO PLAY
PICT.SIZE
AUDIO REC.
INITIAL DISP.
CLOCK SET
SELECT
OFF
ON
EXIT
Default setting:
GO TO PLAY: View clipboard pictures.
PICT.SIZE: Change picture size. (2M EZ / 1M EZ )
Select picture size with ▲▼ and press ‘MENU/SET’.
AUDIO REC.: Record sound (5 seconds) simultaneously. ( OFF / ON)
Select setting with ▲▼ and press ‘MENU/SET’.
Settings will also be reflected in ‘AUDIO REC.’ (P.53) in REC menu.
INITIAL DISP.: Select to display/not display initial display (P.58).
(OFF / ON )
Select setting with ▲▼ and press ‘MENU/SET’.
CLOCK SET: Same function as that in SETUP menu (P.16).
PLAY ON CLIPBOARD menu
Select item
PLAY ON CLIPBOARD
GO TO REC
CANCEL MARK
AUDIO DUB.
COPY
INITIAL DISP.
SELECT
ON
EXIT
GO TO REC: Take clipboard pictures.
CANCEL MARK: Cancel zoom position.
Select clipboard picture with ◄►.
Cancel with ▼.
AUDIO DUB.: Add sound to previously-taken clipboard picture.
Select clipboard picture with ◄►.
Record/stop with ▼.
COPY: Copy single pictures from clipboard to card.
(Zoom mark will not be copied.)
Select clipboard picture with ◄► and press ▼.
Select ‘YES’ with ▲▼ and press ‘MENU/SET’.
INITIAL DISP.: Same as in ‘REC ON CLIPBOARD’ (above)
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Applications
(View)
1
Viewing as list
(Multi playback/Calendar playback)
You can view 9 (or 25) pictures at once (multi playback), or view all pictures taken on a
certain date (calendar playback). (To view clipboard pictures as a list → P.59)
Set to
Set to multiple screen display
Date recorded Picture no.
MAR.15.2007
1/14
Scroll
bar
Turn to W
side
W
Delete
MENU/SET
Note
Pictures edited on a computer
may not be displayed correctly
or may show incorrect dates.
Only one month of pictures is
displayed on calendar screen.
Pictures taken without clock
settings are displayed with a
date of January 1, 2007 (P.16).
When displaying pictures
taken on same day on
9 screens in calendar
playback, selecting ‘ALL
DELETE’ or ‘ALL DELETE
EXCEPT ★’ will delete
pictures taken on other days
as well.
Cannot be displayed rotated.
Total no.
CANCEL
T
Picture type
,
FAVORITE , MOTION PICTURE
BABY
, PET
, TRAVEL DATE ,
WORLD TIME
, DATE STAMP
Turn lever to change between 1 screen
→ 9 screens → 25 screens → calendar
screen.
To restore: Turn to T side.
Select date from calendar screen
First picture
Selected date from date
SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
1
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
2007
DAY
MONTH
Month: ▲▼
31
3
SET
Date: ◄►
Select picture with ▲▼◄► and
press ‘MENU/SET’
Displayed on 9 screens.
Press ‘MENU/SET’ to restore to single
screen.
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2
Viewing motion pictures/
pictures with audio
Set to
Select and play picture
Motion pictures
Motion picture icon
PLAY MOTION
PICTURE
100-0001
1/3
25s
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Operations during motion picture
playback
Hold to rewind
(single frame step
while paused)
Pause (play, when already
paused)
Hold to fast
forward (single
frame step while
paused)
Recording
time
Elapsed
time
displayed
while
viewing
Pictures with audio
Audio icon
PLAY AUDIO
100-0001
1/3
Stop
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To adjust volume
‘VOLUME’ (P.22)
Note
Pictures can be viewed using ‘QuickTime’ on the CD-ROM (supplied).
Pictures taken on other devices may not be played back correctly.
When using a high capacity card, it is possible that fast rewinding may be slower than
usual.
Playback zoom cannot be used during motion picture playback/pausing or audio
playback.
To create pictures with audio → ‘AUDIO REC.’ (P.53), ‘AUDIO DUB.’. (P.70)
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(View)
3
Creating still pictures from
motion pictures (DMC-TZ3 only)
During playback, pause at desired moment
(see left for playback method)
To continue playback: ▲
To advance single frame: ◄►
SAVE
W
To make single picture from single frame when paused (go to step
)
To make single picture from 9 surrounding frames
Frame step:
To advance by 3 frames:▲▼
To advance by 1 frame: ◄►
Turn to W side
SELECT
W
T
SAVE
To change no. of frames/second: Turn further to W side (turn to T side to
restore).
e.g. 15 frames: Display frames
PICT.MODE
Frames/sec
from each 1/15 second as still
30→15→10→5
pictures
10→5
‘RESIZE’ (P.70) and ‘ASPECT CONV.’ (P.72) cannot be used for single
pictures created from 9 screens.
Create still picture
Select ‘YES’
SAVE AS A SINGLE PICTURE ?
YES
NO
Press fully
SELECT
SET
Highlight ‘YES’ in orange
Picture size of still pictures created
PICT.MODE
1 screen
0.3M
0.3M
2M
9 screens
2M
1M
2M
‘QUALITY’ fixed to
(P.53).
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Applications
(View)
4 Using PLAY menu
DUAL DISPLAY
SLIDE SHOW
FAVORITE
ROTATE DISP.
ROTATE
SELECT
PLAY menu settings (P.18)
Pictures will be selected from built-in memory (not clipboard) if no
card is inserted.
1/ 3
PLAY
OFF
ON
EXIT
(Screen example: DMC-TZ3)
DUAL DISPLAY (DMC-TZ3 only)
Displays 2 pictures vertically. Useful for comparing pictures.
Select ‘DUAL DISPLAY’ from PLAY menu (P.17, 18)
View pictures
Selected pictures outlined in orange
Select picture
2007.3.15
Move up
1/10
Previous
picture
Return to single screen
Next
picture
Move down
T
EXIT
Reduce
Delete
selected picture
Expand
(Display zoom position for 1 sec)
Same picture cannot be displayed in DUAL
DISPLAY.
SLIDE SHOW
Automatically scrolls through pictures during playback. Recommended for when viewing
on TV screen.
Select ‘SLIDE SHOW’ from PLAY menu (P.17, 18)
Select either ‘ALL’ or ‘ ’. (Go to step
1/ 3
PLAY
DUAL DISPLAY
SLIDE SHOW
FAVORITE
ROTATE DISP.
ROTATE
SELECT
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SET
if ‘FAVORITE’ is OFF)
ALL: Play all
★: Play pictures set as FAVORITE (P.65)
ALL
ON
(Screen example: DMC-TZ3)
Various playback and editing features for your pictures.
Set mode dial to .
Select ‘START’
ALL SLIDE SHOW
START
DURATION
EFFECT
AUDIO
2SEC.
OFF
OFF
CANCEL SELECT
SET
Operations during slide show
Pause/play
(not available with MANUAL)
Previous
picture
Next
picture
Preferences
Playback duration (sec)
‘MANUAL’ only available when ‘★’
selected
Picture change effect (not available with
‘MANUAL’)
Slide
Diagonal
From center to corners
Random effect
Set to ‘ON’ to play audio in pictures with
audio
Only while paused or during MANUAL
Stop
Motion pictures cannot be played back in slide show.
FAVORITE
Mark your favorite pictures and enable the following functions.
Favorites-only slide show (P.64)
Delete all except favorites (useful for when printing in shop, etc) (P.32)
Select ‘FAVORITE’ from PLAY menu (P.17, 18)
Select ‘ON’
Select picture (repeat)
1/ 3
PLAY
DUAL DISPLAY
SLIDE SHOW
FAVORITE
ROTATE DISP.
ROTATE
SELECT
100-0001
1/3
OFF
ON
ON
CANCEL
SET
(Screen example: DMC-TZ3)
Close menu
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displayed when set (not
displayed when ‘OFF’).
●Up to 999 pictures can be
selected.
●To release → Press ▲ again.
To release all
Select ‘CANCEL’ with ▼ in step → Select ‘YES’ with ▲, and
press ‘MENU/SET’ → Press ‘MENU/SET’ to finish.
It may not be possible to set pictures taken with certain other devices as favorites.
Setting/release can also be made with supplied software (P.11).
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4 Using PLAY menu
ROTATE DISP.
(Continued)
ROTATE
Automatically rotate portrait pictures, manually rotate pictures by 90°.
ROTATE DISP.
ROTATE
Display with automatic rotation
Display with manual rotation
Select ‘ROTATE DISP.’ from
PLAY menu (P.17, 18)
Select ‘ON’
1/ 3
PLAY
DUAL DISPLAY
SLIDE SHOW
FAVORITE
ROTATE DISP.
ROTATE
SELECT
Select ‘ROTATE’ from PLAY
menu (P.17, 18)
Select picture
ROTATE
100-0001
1/3
OFF
OFF
ON
SET
SELECT
(Screen example: DMC-TZ3)
To complete
SET
EXIT
Select direction to rotate
Press ‘MENU/SET’.
When set to ‘OFF’, ‘ROTATE’ also
cannot be used.
ROTATE
CANCEL SELECT
SET
‘ROTATE DISP.’ and ‘ROTATE’ cannot be
used with motion pictures.
: Rotate 90° clockwise
‘ROTATE’ cannot be used with protected
: Rotate 90° anticlockwise
pictures (P.69).
To complete
Press ‘MENU/SET’
Some pictures taken facing up or facing
twice.
down may not be rotated automatically.
It may not be possible to rotate pictures
taken with certain other devices.
Pictures cannot be rotated during multi playback (P.61).
Will only be displayed rotated on computer if in Exif-compatible (P.90) environment
(OS, software).
DATE STAMP
Picture date, age (P.42, 44), or TRAVEL DATE (P.48) stamped to bottom right of picture.
Ideal for regular size printing.
Picture size will be reduced if greater than 3M.
ASPECT RATIO
4:3
3:2
16:9
PICT. SIZE
7M, 5M (6M only for DMC-TZ2)
7M (6M for DMC-TZ2), 4.5M
6M (5.5M for DMC-TZ2), 3.5M
Picture will become slightly grainier.
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After DATE STAMP
3M
2.5M
2M
Select ‘DATE STAMP’
from PLAY menu
(P.17, 18)
Select ‘SINGLE’ or ‘MULTI’
DATE STAMP
DPOF PRINT
PROTECT
AUDIO DUB.
RESIZE
SELECT
SINGLE
100-0001
1/13
SELECT
SET
EXIT
Select items and make
settings for each
MULTI
SET
MULTI (up to 50 pictures)
DATE STAMP setting
DATE STAMP
displayed where DATE
7
8
9
STAMP already set
To release setting: ▼
10
11
12
To complete settings: Press
CANCEL
SELECT
SET/CANCEL
SET
‘MENU/SET’.
Select whether to delete original picture
(Screen varies according to picture size, etc)
CANCEL SELECT
‘YES’:
Apply DATE STAMP
(Original picture
deleted)
YES
NO
Select ‘NO’ for
CANCEL SELECT SET
protected pictures
(P.69).
‘NO’: Create new picture with DATE
STAMP (Original picture remains)
DATE STAMP
DATE STAMP
SHOOTING DATE
AGE
TRAVEL DATE
W/O TIME
OFF
OFF
SET
Select ‘ON’ for AGE/
TRAVEL DATE
stamp.
To complete
SINGLE
(Screen example: DMC-TZ3)
Select picture
DATE
STAMP
2/ 3
PLAY
IT WILL BE STAMPED ON THE
PICTURE RESIZED TO
.
DELETE ORIGINAL PICTURE?
Press ‘MENU/SET’ twice.
Cannot be used with pictures taken on other devices, pictures taken without setting
clock, motion pictures, or pictures with audio.
After DATE STAMP is applied, pictures cannot be resized (P.70) or trimmed, (P.71),
and ASPECT CONV. (P.72), DATE STAMP and DPOF date printing settings cannot be
changed of pictures.
Use playback zoom to check stamped date (P.31).
Characters may be cut off on certain printers.
Do not make date printing settings in shop or on printer for pictures with date
stamps. (Date printing may be overlapping.)
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(View)
4 Using PLAY menu
(Continued)
DPOF PRINT
Picture/picture no./date printing settings can be made for when printing with DPOF printcompatible shops or printers. (Ask at shop to check compatibility)
For more information visit:
http://panasonic.jp/dc/dpof_110/white_e.htm
Select ‘DPOF PRINT’ from PLAY menu (P.17, 18)
Select ‘SINGLE’ or ‘MULTI’
2/ 3
PLAY
DATE STAMP
DPOF PRINT
PROTECT
AUDIO DUB.
RESIZE
SELECT
SINGLE
MULTI
CANCEL
SET
(Screen example: DMC-TZ3)
Select picture and set number to print (repeat)
SINGLE
1
DATE
MULTI
DPOF SET THIS
100-0001
1/13
No. to print
1
DATE DISPLAY
EXIT
No. to print
1
7
Date print set
COUNT
SELECT
DPOF SET MULTI
8 DATE 9
10
COUNT
SELECT
11
1
12
Date print set
DATE DISPLAY
EXIT
Date print setting/release: Press ‘DISPLAY’ (P.12).
(Cannot be set on pictures with date stamps (P.66).)
To complete
To release all
Press ‘MENU/SET’ twice.
Select ‘CANCEL’ with ▼ in step → Select ‘YES’ with ▲, and
press ‘MENU/SET’ → Press ‘MENU/SET’ to finish.
When using PictBridge-compatible printers, check settings on actual printer as these
may take priority over camera settings.
To print from built-in memory at a shop, first copy pictures to card (P.73) before making
settings.
DPOF print settings may not be made to non-DCF (P.90) files.
Settings can only be made for one picture at a time.
If DPOF settings have been made on another device, release these first before making
settings again with this camera.
Date printing settings will be canceled when applying date stamps (P.66).
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PROTECT
Set protection to disable picture deletion. Prevents deletion of important pictures.
Select ‘PROTECT’ from PLAY menu (P.17, 18)
Select ‘SINGLE’ or ‘MULTI’
2/ 3
PLAY
DATE STAMP
DPOF PRINT
PROTECT
AUDIO DUB.
RESIZE
SELECT
SINGLE
MULTI
CANCEL
SET
(Screen example: DMC-TZ3)
Select picture and make setting
SINGLE
MULTI
PROTECT THIS
100-0001
1/13
SELECT
SET/CANCEL
To complete
To release all
EXIT
PROTECT SET MULTI
7
8
10
11
SELECT
SET/CANCEL
9
Picture protected
12
EXIT
To release: ▼
Press ‘MENU/SET’ twice.
Select ‘CANCEL’ with ▼ in step → Select ‘YES’ with ▲, and
press ‘MENU/SET’ → Press ‘MENU/SET’ to finish.
May not be effective when using other devices.
Formatting (P.73) will cause even protected files to be deleted.
To cancel while releasing all: Press ‘MENU/SET’.
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Applications
(View)
4 Using PLAY menu
(Continued)
AUDIO DUB.
Add audio to previously taken pictures.
Select ‘AUDIO DUB.’ from PLAY menu (P.17, 18)
Select image and start recording
AUDIO
DUB.
100-0001
1/13
SELECT
START
EXIT
Recording will automatically end after 10 seconds,
even if ▼ is not pressed.
Stop recording
To complete
For files already with audio, select whether or not to
overwrite existing audio with ▲▼, and press ‘MENU/
SET’.
Press ‘MENU/SET’ twice.
Cannot be used with motion pictures or protected pictures (P.69).
May not be compatible with pictures taken on other devices.
RESIZE
Picture size can be reduced to facilitate e-mail attachment and use in homepages, etc.
(Picture of minimum picture size for each aspect setting cannot be resized.)
Select ‘RESIZE’ from PLAY menu (P.17, 18)
Select picture
Select size
RESIZE
RESIZE
100-0001
1/13
SELECT
SET
100-0001
1/13
SELECT
RESIZE
EXIT
Current size
Size after change
EXIT
Select whether to delete original picture
RESIZE
DELETE ORIGINAL
PICTURE ?
YES
NO
CANCEL SELECT
To complete
‘YES’: Resize (Original picture deleted)
Select ‘NO’ for protected pictures (P.69).
‘NO’: Create new, resized picture (Original picture
remains)
SET
Press ‘MENU/SET’ twice.
Cannot be used with motion pictures, pictures with audio, or pictures with date stamp.
May not be compatible with pictures taken on other devices.
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TRIMMING
Enlarge your pictures and trim unwanted areas.
Select ‘TRIMMING’ from PLAY menu (P.17, 18)
Select picture
TRIMMING
100-0001
1/3
SELECT
SET
EXIT
Select area to trim
Expand
Reduce
Change
position
Trim
Select whether to delete original picture
TRIMMING
DELETE ORIGINAL
PICTURE ?
YES
NO
CANCEL SELECT
To complete
YES’: Trim (Original picture deleted)
Select ‘NO’ for protected pictures (P.69).
‘NO’: Create new, trimmed picture (Original picture
remains)
SET
Press ‘MENU/SET’ twice.
Picture quality is reduced after trimming.
Cannot be used with motion pictures, pictures with audio, or pictures with date stamp.
May not be compatible with pictures taken on other devices.
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Applications
(View)
4 Using PLAY menu
(Continued)
ASPECT CONV.
Convert pictures taken in
to
or
(Cannot be used with pictures not taken in
Select ‘ASPECT CONV.’
from PLAY menu
(P.17, 18)
for printing. (P.51)
.)
Select
or
3/ 3
PLAY
TRIMMING
ASPECT CONV.
COPY
FORMAT
SELECT
Select picture
ASPECT
CONV.
SELECT
(Screen example:
DMC-TZ3)
SET
Select horizontal position and convert
100-0001
1/19
SET
ADJUST.
SET : SHUTTER
EXIT
EXIT
Changes to outlined
size
Move portrait
pictures using
▲▼.
Select whether to delete original picture
‘YES’: Convert aspect ratio (Original picture deleted)
Select ‘NO’ for protected pictures (P.69).
‘NO’: Create new picture with converted aspect ratio
(Original picture remains)
ASPECT CONV.
DELETE ORIGINAL
PICTURE ?
YES
NO
CANCEL SELECT
To complete
SET
Press ‘MENU/SET’ twice.
Picture size may be increased after aspect ratio is changed.
Cannot be used with motion pictures, pictures with audio, or non-DCF files (P.90).
May not be compatible with pictures taken on other devices.
COPY
Copy between built-in memory and memory card, or from memory card to clipboard folder.
Select ‘COPY’ from PLAY menu (P.17, 18)
Select copy method (direction)
3/ 3
PLAY
TRIMMING
ASPECT CONV.
COPY
FORMAT
SELECT
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SET
: Copy all pictures (except clipboard) from
built-in memory to card (go to step ).
: Copy 1 picture at a time from card to built-in
memory.
: Copy 1 picture at a time from card to clipboard
folder (in built-in memory) (not motion pictures).
Select picture (for
and
)
Select ‘YES’ (Screen shown is example)
COPY
COPY
100-0001
1/13
SELECT
SET
To complete
COPY PICTURES FROM
BUILT-IN MEMORY TO
MEMORY CARD?
To cancel during
: Press
‘MENU/SET’.
YES
NO
SELECT
EXIT
SET
Press ‘MENU/SET’ twice.
To copy to a card, use a card with a capacity of at least 12.7MB.
Copying pictures may take several minutes. Do not turn off power or perform other
operations during copying.
DPOF settings (P.68) will not be copied if identical folder or file numbers are present in
the copy destination.
Use ‘COPY’ on PLAY ON CLIPBOARD menu to copy clipboard pictures to card. (P.60)
Only pictures from Panasonic digital cameras may be copied.
FORMAT
Use when ‘BUILT-IN MEMORY ERROR’ or ‘MEMORY CARD ERROR’ appears.
This requires a sufficiently charged battery (P.14) or AC adaptor (DMW-AC5PP, sold
separately). To format built-in memory, first remove memory card.
(If card is inserted, only card will be formatted.)
Select ‘FORMAT’ from
PLAY menu (P.17, 18)
Select ‘YES’
All picture data, including clipboard (P.58) and protected (P.69) pictures, will be deleted.
Do not turn off power or perform other operations during formatting.
Formatting the built-in memory may take several minutes. Press ‘MENU/SET’ to cancel
(all pictures will still be deleted).
Consult your nearest Service Center if format cannot be successfully completed.
For USA assistance, please call: 1-800-272-7033 or send e-mail to : digitalstillcam@us.panasonic.com
For Canadian assistance, please call: 1-800-99-LUMIX (1-800-995-8649) or
send e-mail to: lumixconcierge@ca.panasonic.com
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Connecting
with other
devices
1 Using with computer
Preparations:
Ensure that you have a sufficiently-charged battery, or an AC adaptor
attached (DMW-AC5PP, sold separately).
Remove memory card if wishing to use built-in memory.
Turn on power of both camera and computer
Set to any mode except
(Do not move the mode dial while connected to computer.)
Displayed
during data
transmission.
Connect camera to computer
ACCESS
USB cable
(always use cable supplied)
Align marks
and insert
Hold here
If using AC adaptor,
turn off camera
power before
plugging in or
removing.
Check socket direction and insert straight in.
(Damage to socket shape can lead to faulty
operation.)
Caution
Do not use any other USB connection cables except the supplied one.
If using Windows 98/98SE, install USB driver software when connecting for first time.
For more details, consult the separate ‘PC connection’ or your computer operating
manual.
Do not disconnect the USB cable while ‘ACCESS’ is displayed.
Turn off power and disconnect USB cable before inserting or removing memory cards.
When using USB cable with Windows 2000, use ‘ Safely Remove Hardware’
application in task tray before inserting card.
If the battery display flashes red, cancel the connection from your computer, and
disconnect the USB cable. (Recharge the battery before reconnecting.)
To play motion pictures on your computer
●Use the ‘QuickTime’ software on the supplied CD-ROM.
(Installed as standard on Macintosh)
If using Windows 98/98SE/Me, download and install ‘QuickTime 6.5.2 for PC’ from the
following website. http://www.apple.com/support/quicktime/
●Save motion pictures to your computer before viewing.
Only built-in memory can be accessed if connecting in CLIPBOARD mode.
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Connect to your computer to save, print, and e-mail your pictures.
(Using the supplied software is recommended. (P.11).)
Folder and file names on computer
Windows
Drives are displayed in ‘My Computer’ folder.
Macintosh
Drives are displayed on the desktop.
(Displayed as ‘LUMIX’, ‘NO_NAME’, or ‘Untitled’.)
Folder structure
Built-in memory
Card
DCIM
(Still/motion pictures)
100_PANA (Up to 999 pictures/folder)
P1000001.JPG
P1000002.JPG
P1000999.JPG
101_PANA
999_PANA
MISC (DPOF files)
PRIVATE1 (clipboard pictures, P.58)
MEMO0001.JPG
Folder no.
File no.
JPG: Still pictures
MOV: Motion pictures
To reset file or folder numbers:
‘NO. RESET’ (P.22)
New folders are created in the
following cases:
●When pictures are taken
to folders containing files
numbered 999.
●When using cards already
containing the same folder
number (including pictures taken
with other cameras, etc)
●When recording after performing
NO. RESET (P.22)
File may not be able to be played
back on camera after changing
file name.
(Number can be changed without
changing number of digits.)
Connecting with PTP (Picture Transfer Protocol)
If using Windows XP or Mac OS X, you can connect to your computer in PTP mode by
setting to PRINT mode .
Pictures can only be read on computer from camera.
It may not be possible to read if there are 1000 or more pictures on the card.
The message (PLEASE RE-CONNECT THE PRINTER.) will be displayed if you set
to
after connecting to your computer. Set the mode dial to a different mode, and
reconnect the camera after ‘ACCESS’ disappears.
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Connecting
with other
devices
2 Printing
Preparations:
Ensure that you have a sufficiently-charged battery, or an AC adaptor
(DMW-AC5PP, sold separately).
Remove memory card to use pictures in built-in memory.
Adjust settings on your printer (print quality, etc) as required.
Turn on power of both camera and printer
Set to
Connect camera to printer
Operate camera to print pictures (see right)
USB cable
(always use cable supplied)
Align marks
and insert
Hold here
If using AC adaptor,
turn off camera
power before
plugging in or
removing.
Check socket direction and insert straight in.
(Damage to socket shape can lead to faulty
operation.)
Do not use any other USB connection cables except the supplied one.
Do not disconnect the USB cable when the cable disconnection icon
is displayed
(may not be displayed with some printers).
Turn off power and disconnect USB cable before inserting or removing memory cards.
If you have connected the camera without setting it to , remove the USB cable,
and set the camera to
before reconnecting. (Power may need to be reset on some
printers.)
If you change to a different mode after connecting, an error message will be displayed.
Set the mode dial back to , cancel any printing, and disconnect the USB cable.
To print clipboard pictures, first copy (P.60) to the memory card.
If the battery display flashes red, cancel printing and disconnect the USB cable
(reconnect again after charging battery).
An orange ● displayed during printing indicates an error message. Check the printer.
Print may be divided into different stints if printing several pictures.
(Remaining sheets display may differ from set number.)
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You can connect directly to a PictBridge-compatible printer for printing.
Printing single pictures
Printing multiple pictures
Select picture to print
Select ‘MULTI PRINT’
PictBridge
PictBridge
100-0001
1/3
PLEASE SELECT
THE PICTURE TO PRINT
SELECT
MULTI PRINT
100-0001
1/3
PLEASE SELECT
THE PICTURE TO PRINT
SELECT
MULTI PRINT
PRINT
Select ‘PRINT START’
Select item
PictBridge
SINGLE SELECT
PRINT START
PRINT WITH DATE
NUM. OF PRINTS
PAPER SIZE
PAGE LAYOUT
CANCEL
PRINT
MULTI SELECT
SELECT ALL
DPOF PICTURE
FAVORITE
OFF
1
SELECT CANCEL
SELECT SET
SET
See below for details
To cancel print
SET’
Press ‘MENU/
Select ‘PRINT START’
MULTI SELECT
Print settings → (P.78)
Disconnect USB cable after printing.
PRINT START
PRINT WITH DATE
NUM. OF PRINTS
PAPER SIZE
PAGE LAYOUT
CANCEL
OFF
1
SELECT SET
Select ‘YES’ if print confirmation
screen is displayed.
Multiple picture printing items
Item
MULTI SELECT
SELECT ALL
DPOF PICTURE
FAVORITE
Details
Scroll between pictures with ◄►, select pictures with ▼ (
displayed) to print. Press ▼ again to release selection.
Press ‘MENU/SET’ when selection is complete.
Print all pictures.
Print pictures selected in ‘DPOF PRINT’. (P.68)
Print pictures selected as ‘FAVORITE’.
(Displayed if ‘FAVORITE’ (P.65) set)
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with other
devices
2
Printing (Continued)
Print settings
Item
PRINT WITH DATE
NUM. OF PRINTS
Settings
OFF/ON
Set number of pictures
PAPER SIZE
(printer takes priority)
L/3.5”×5”
(89 × 127 mm)
2L/5”×7”
(127 × 178 mm)
POSTCARD
(100 × 148 mm)
A4
(210 × 297 mm)
CARD SIZE
(54 × 85.6 mm)
10×15cm
(100 × 150 mm)
4”×6”
(101.6 × 152.4 mm)
8”×10”
(203.2 × 254 mm)
LETTER
(216 × 279.4 mm)
PAGE LAYOUT
(printer takes priority) /
(1 picture, with border) /
pictures)
(1 picture, no border) /
(2 pictures) /
(4
Items may not be selected if incompatible with printer.
To print to paper sizes/layouts not supported by this camera, set to
and make
settings on the printer.
(Consult your printer’s operating manual.)
e.g. To print the same picture 4 times on 1 sheet
Layout setting:
(4 screens) Print copies: 4
(Setting print copies to 1 will print 4 different pictures.)
Date printing
●If printing in shop: Make DPOF settings (P.68) and request printing ‘with dates’.
●If using printer: Make DPOF settings (P.68) and use a printer compatible with date
printing.
●If using the supplied software: Set to ‘with dates’ in the print settings.
●Use the supplied software to print age for ‘BABY’ (P.42) or ‘PET’ (P.44) scene modes,
or days elapsed in ‘TRAVEL DATE’ (P.48). (These cannot be requested in shops.)
●Even if DPOF settings are made, dates may not be printed with some shops or
printers.
●Settings on the actual printer may be prioritized in some cases. Check the date
printing settings on your printer.
●Do not set date printing on pictures onto which ‘DATE STAMP’ (P.66) is applied,
otherwise date will be printed twice.
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with other
devices
3
Viewing on TV screen
You can view pictures on a TV screen by connecting your camera to your TV with the
supplied AV cable.
Preparations: Turn off both camera and TV.
Set the TV aspect (P.22).
Connect camera to TV
Turn on TV
Set to auxiliary input.
Turn on camera
Set to
AV cable
(always use cable supplied)
Yellow: To video socket
White: To audio socket
Align marks
and insert
Hold here
Check socket direction and insert straight in.
(Damage to socket shape can lead to faulty
operation.)
If your TV has an SD memory card slot, you can
view still pictures by inserting a card directly.
* Pictures may not be viewable from some
MultiMediaCards.
Note
Do not use any other AV cables except the supplied one.
You can view pictures on TVs in other countries (regions) which use the NTSC or PAL
system when you set ‘VIDEO OUT’ in SETUP menu. Even if you set ‘VIDEO OUT’ to
‘PAL’, the output signal will still be NTSC in the recording mode.
Some televisions may cut off the edges of pictures, or not display them full screen.
Pictures rotated to portrait may be blurred slightly.
Change picture mode settings on TV if aspect ratios are not displayed correctly on
widescreen or high-definition televisions.
Also consult TV operating manual.
If problems such as picture flickering occur, set ‘VIDEO OUT’ (P.22) to ‘NTSC’.
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1 List of LCD monitor displays
Others
In recording
1
2 3
4
5
6
7
8
14
13
12
F3.3
9
10
11
1/30
Recording mode (P.13) 1
Flash mode (P.36)
Optical image stabilizer (P.39)
AF area (P.54)
Focus (P.25)
Picture size (P.52)
Quality 2 (P.53)
Battery capacity (P.25)
Number of recordable pictures 3 (P.92)
Save destination (P.26)
Recording state
Histogram (P.33)
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
1
2
9 Travel date (P.48) 4
10
Aperture value (P.25)
Shutter speed (P.25)
Intelligent ISO mode (P.46)
Elapsed recording time (P.47)
11 Current date/time
Zoom (P.27)
12
High angle mode (P.34)
Power LCD (P.34)
Metering mode (P.53)
Slow shutter (P.56)
Auto bracket 5 (P.38)
Exposure compensation (P.38)
Zoom Resume (P.20)
13 Spot metering target (P.53)
14 Spot AF area (P.54)
CLIPBOARD mode (P.58)
1
Clipboard recording mode
4
Clipboard playback transfer guide
MOTION PICTURE mode (P.47)
2
3
1
COOL
2
6
5
3
4
3
4
5
6
6
5
6
Icons can also be
displayed on edge
of screen. 5 (P.33)
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Available recording time
White balance (P.50)
ISO sensitivity (P.51)
/
/
ISO LIMIT
Jitter alert (P.24)
Burst mode (P.54)
Continuous AF (P.55)
Color mode (P.57)
Audio recording (P.53)
Travel elapsed days (P.48)
Age in years/months (P.42)
Self-timer mode (P.35)
AF assist lamp (P.56)
Tele Macro (P.46)
DMC-TZ3 only.
Displays available pictures/time (sec)
remaining.
(‘+999’ displayed if 1000 pictures/seconds or
more.)
In playback
1
13
12
2
3
4
PLAY AUDIO
5
11
10
9
8
7
3RD DAY
F3.31/30
10:00 MAR.15.2007
AWB
6
5 Histogram (P.33)
Cable disconnection warning icon (P.76)
6 Favorites settings 3 (P.65)
7 Recorded date and time
8
Destination settings (P.49)
9 Recording information 4
1 month 10 days Age in years/months (P.42)
10
Power LCD (P.34)
11 Travel elapsed days (P.48)
12 Audio playback 5 (P.62)
13
Date stamp display 6 (P.66)
Favorites (P.65)
PLAYBACK mode 1 (P.13)
Number of DPOF prints (P.68)
2
Protected picture (P.69)
Picture with audio/Motion pictures
(P.62)
3
Picture size (P.52)
Quality 2 (P.53)
Battery capacity (P.25)
4
Folder/File number
Save destination (P.26)
Picture number/Total pictures
1
CLIPBOARD mode (P.58)
1
Clipboard playing mode
4
Clipboard recording transfer guide
6
Zoom mark
MOTION PICTURE mode (P.62)
2
3
Elapsed playback time
5
PLAY MOTION
PICTURE
In SIMPLE MODE
1
2
3
4
5
17
16
15
6
7
14
8
9
13
12 11
1 Flash mode (P.36)
2 Focus (P.28)
3 Picture mode (P.29)
Jitter alert (P.24)
10
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
Battery capacity (P.25)
Number of recordable pictures (P.92)
Save destination (P.26)
Recording state
Travel date (P.48)
Backlight compensation BACKLIGHT (P.28)
Self-timer mode (P.35)
Travel elapsed days (P.48)
Current date/time
Zoom (P.27)
Destination settings (P.49)
Backlight compensation (P.28)
Power LCD (P.34)
Zoom Resume (P.20)
AF assist lamp (P.56)
Tele Macro (P.46)
AF area (P.54)
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Others
2 Message displays
THIS MEMORY CARD IS LOCKED
Release using the write-protect switch on the SD memory card or SDHC memory
card. (P.26)
NO VALID PICTURE TO PLAY
Take pictures, or insert a different card already containing pictures.
THIS PICTURE IS PROTECTED
Release the protection before deleting, etc. (P.69)
SOME PICTURES CANNOT BE DELETED/THIS PICTURE CANNOT BE DELETED
Non-DCF images (P.90) cannot be deleted.
→ Save all necessary data to computer (or other device), and ‘FORMAT’ (P.73) card
to delete.
NO ADDITIONAL DELETE SELECTIONS CAN BE MADE
The number of pictures that can be deleted at once has been exceeded.
More than 999 pictures have been set as ‘FAVORITE’.
The number of pictures than can be date stamped at once has been exceeded.
CANNOT BE SET ON THIS PICTURE
DPOF settings cannot be made for non-DCF images (P.90).
PLEASE TURN CAMERA OFF AND THEN ON AGAIN
Force has been applied to lens (or other component) and camera could not operate
correctly.
→ Turn on power again.
(Consult the dealer or your nearest Service Center if display still remains)
SOME PICTURES CANNOT BE COPIED/COPY COULD NOT BE COMPLETED
Pictures cannot be copied in following cases.
●Picture of same name already exists in copy destination.
●File is not of DCF standard (P.90).
●Picture taken or edited on a different device.
BUILT-IN MEMORY ERROR
FORMAT BUILT-IN MEMORY?
Displayed when formatting built-in memory via computer, etc.
→ Reformat directly using camera (P.73).
MEMORY CARD ERROR
FORMAT THIS CARD?
Format cannot be recognized on this camera.
→ Save all necessary data to computer (or other device), and ‘FORMAT’ (P.73).
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Meanings of and required responses to major messages displayed on LCD monitor.
MEMORY CARD ERROR
PLEASE CHECK THE CARD
Access to card has failed.
→ Insert card again.
MEMORY CARD ERROR
MEMORY CARD PARAMETER ERROR
Card is not of SD standard. Only SDHC memory cards can be used for capacities of
4GB or greater.
READ ERROR
PLEASE CHECK THE CARD
Data read has failed.
→ Check whether card has been inserted correctly (P.15).
WRITE ERROR
PLEASE CHECK THE CARD
Data write has failed.
→ Turn off power and remove card, before re-inserting and turning on power again.
Card may possibly be damaged.
MOTION RECORDING WAS CANCELLED DUE TO THE LIMITATION OF THE
WRITING SPEED OF THE CARD
If ‘PICT.MODE’ is set to ‘30fps VGA’ or ‘30fps 16:9’, use a card of at least 10 MB/s (as
marked on packaging, etc). (P.47)
Motion picture recording may be automatically terminated with certain cards.
A FOLDER CANNOT BE CREATED
Folder numbers in use have reached 999 (P.75).
→ Save all necessary data to computer (or other device), and ‘FORMAT’ (P.73).
Folder number is reset to 100 when performing ‘NO.RESET’ (P.22).
PICTURE IS DISPLAYED FOR 4:3 TV/PICTURE IS DISPLAYED FOR 16:9 TV
AV cable is connected to camera.
●To remove message immediately → Press ‘MENU/SET’.
●To change aspect ratio → Change ‘TV ASPECT’ (P.22).
USB cable is only connected to camera.
→ Message disappears when cable is also connected to another device (P.74, 76).
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3 Q&A
Others
Troubleshooting
FAQ
Memory Card
Which cards can I use?
See (P.15) for types, and (P.92) for recording
capacities.
Using Panasonic cards is recommended.
Pictures
How can I easily send pictures to my
computer?
Connect the camera to your computer using the
supplied USB cable (P.74) to copy (drag & drop)
picture files to your computer hard disk. (You can also
use the supplied software ‘LUMIX Simple Viewer.)
Use a USB reader-writer.
Recording
Pictures appear dark or have poor coloring
Adjust the exposure (P.38).
Use W. BALANCE to adjust the coloring.
(e.g. Use ‘AWB’ for fluorescent lighting and
for
incandescent lighting.)
If this is still insufficient, try ‘Setting white balance
manually
’ (P.50).
Printing
How do I get the date printed?
Use DATE STAMP before printing (P.66). (Do not make date printing settings.)
In shop: Make DPOF settings (P.68), and request
printing ‘with dates’.
With printer: Make DPOF settings (P.68), and use a
printer compatible with date printing.
MAR/15/2007
With supplied software (P.11): Select ‘with dates’
within print settings.
MAR/15/2007
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Try checking these items (P.84-89) first.
(Restoring menu settings to default values may solve certain problems.
Try using ‘RESET’ in SETUP menu (P.22).)
Battery, power
Camera does not work even if power is turned on.
Battery is not inserted correctly (P.15), or needs recharging (P.14).
LCD monitor shuts off even if power is turned on.
Camera is set to ‘POWER SAVE’ or ‘ECONOMY’ (P.20).
→ Press shutter button halfway to release.
Battery needs recharging (P.14).
Camera switches off as soon as power is turned on.
Battery needs recharging (P.14).
Camera is set to ‘POWER SAVE’ (P.20).
Camera was left with power on (battery needs recharging).
→ Use ‘POWER SAVE’ or ‘ECONOMY’ (P.20).
Recording
Cannot record pictures.
Mode dial is not set to a recording mode.
Built-in memory/card is full. → Free space by deleting unwanted pictures (P.32).
Recorded pictures look white.
Lens is dirty (fingerprints, etc).
→ Turn on power to extract lens barrel, and clean lens surface with a soft, dry cloth.
Lens is foggy (P.10).
Recorded pictures are too bright/too dark.
Pictures taken in dark locations, or bright subjects (snow, bright conditions, etc)
occupy most of the screen. (Brightness of LCD monitor may differ from that of actual
picture) → Adjust the exposure (P.38).
2-3 pictures are taken when I press the shutter button just once.
Camera set to use ‘AUTO BRACKET’ (DMC-TZ3 only) or ‘BURST’ in REC menu.
Focus not aligned correctly.
Not set to mode appropriate for distance to subject. (Focus range varies according to
recording mode.)
Subject outside of focus range.
Caused by jitter or subject movement (P.39, 46).
Recorded pictures are blurred. Optical image stabilizer ineffective.
Shutter speed is slower in dark locations and Optical image stabilizer is less effective.
→ Hold camera firmly with both hands, keeping arms close to body (P.24).
Use a tripod and the self-timer (P.35) when using ‘SLOW SHUTTER’ (P.56).
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Recording (continued)
Recorded pictures appear coarse, or there is interference.
ISO sensitivity is high, or shutter speed is low.
(Default SENSITIVITY setting is ‘AUTO’ – interference may appear with indoor
pictures.)
→ Lower ‘SENSITIVITY’ (P.51).
→ Set ‘COL. MODE’ to ‘NATURAL’ (P.57)
→ Take pictures in brighter locations.
Camera set to ‘HIGH SENS.’ scene mode (P.44).
(Picture becomes slightly coarser in response to high sensitivity)
Brightness or coloring of recorded picture different from real life.
Taking pictures under fluorescent lighting may require a faster shutter speed and
result in slightly changed brightness or coloring, but this is not a fault.
Reddish vertical line (smear) appears during recording.
This is a characteristic of CCD and may appear if subject contains
brighter areas. Some blurring may occur around these areas, but this is
not a fault.
(This will be recorded in motion pictures, but not in still pictures.)
Motion picture recording stops midway.
Using MultiMediaCard (not compatible with motion picture recording).
‘PICT. MODE’ set to ‘30fps VGA’ or ‘30fps 16:9’ (P.47).
→ Use a card of at least 10MB/s (as marked on packaging, etc).
With some cards, access display may appear briefly after recording, and recording
may end midway.
LCD monitor
Monitor sometimes shuts off even though power is on.
Camera set to ‘ECONOMY’ (P.20).
(LCD monitor shuts off during flash recharging)
After recording, monitor shuts off until next picture can be recorded.
(Maximum built-in memory usage approx. 6 sec)
Brightness is unstable.
Aperture value is set while shutter button is pressed halfway.
(Does not affect recorded picture.)
Monitor flickers indoors.
Monitor may flicker after turning on (prevents influence from fluorescent lighting).
Monitor is too bright/too dark.
Adjust LCD monitor brightness (P.20).
Camera set to ‘POWER LCD’ or ‘HIGH ANGLE’ (P.34).
Monitor may darken when internal temperature is low. Monitor will brighten again
when temperature rises.
Black/blue/red/green dots or interference appears. Monitor looks distorted when
touched.
This is not a fault, and will not be recorded on the actual pictures, so there is no need
to worry.
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Date/age is not displayed.
Current date, TRAVEL DATE (P.48), and ages in ‘BABY’(P.42) and ‘PET’ (P.44) scene
modes are only displayed for approx. 5 sec after start-up, setting changes, or mode
changes. They cannot be always displayed.
Flash
No flash emitted.
Flash set to ‘FORCED OFF ’ (P.36).
When set to ‘AUTO
’, flash may not be emitted in certain conditions.
Flash cannot be emitted in MOTION PICTURE mode , or the ‘SCENERY’, ‘NIGHT
SCENERY’ (P.42), ‘FIREWORKS’, ‘STARRY SKY’, ‘AERIAL PHOTO’, and ‘HIGH
SENS.’ (P.44) scene modes.
Two flashes emitted
Red-eye reduction is active (P.36).
(Flashes twice to prevent eyes appearing red.)
Playback
Pictures have been rotated.
‘ROTATE DISP.’ is set to ‘ON’ (P.66).
(Automatically rotates pictures from portrait to landscape. Some pictures taken facing
up or facing down may be interpreted as being portrait.)
→ Rotate with ‘ROTATE DISP.’ (P.66).
Cannot view pictures.
Mode dial is not set to .
No pictures in built-in memory or card (pictures played from card if inserted, from builtin memory if not).
Folder/file number displayed as ‘-’. Picture is black.
Picture edited on computer or taken on different device.
Battery removed immediately after picture taken, or picture taken with low battery.
→ Use ‘FORMAT’ to delete (P.73).
Incorrect date displayed in calendar playback.
Picture edited on computer or taken on different device.
‘CLOCK SET’ is incorrect (P.16).
(Incorrect date may be displayed in calendar playback on pictures copied to computer
and then back to camera, if computer and camera dates differ.)
Depending on the subject, an interference fringe may appear on the screen.
This is called moire. This is not a malfunction.
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TV, computer, printer
No image appears on TV. Image blurred or not colored.
Not connected correctly (P.79).
TV input setting not set to auxiliary input.
‘VIDEO OUT’ not set to ‘NTSC’ (P.22).
TV screen display different to LCD monitor.
Aspect ratio may be incorrect or edges may be cut off with certain televisions.
Cannot play motion pictures on TV.
Card is inserted into TV.
→ Connect with AV cable (supplied) and play on camera (P.79).
Picture is not displayed on full TV screen.
Check ‘TV ASPECT’ settings (P.22).
Cannot send pictures to computer.
Not connected correctly (P.74).
Check whether computer has recognized camera. (See separate ‘PC connection’)
Computer does not recognize card (only reads built-in memory).
Disconnect USB cable and reconnect with card in place.
I want to play computer pictures on my camera.
Use the supplied software PHOTOfunSTUDIO-viewer- to copy pictures from computer
to camera. To save to clipboard, use software to copy from computer to card, then
copy to clipboard folder with ‘COPY’ (P.73) in PLAY menu.
Cannot print when connecting to printer.
Printer not compatible with PictBridge.
Mode dial not set to .
Edges cut off pictures when printing.
Release any trimming or edgeless printing settings on printer before printing.
(Consult printer operating manual.)
Pictures taken on
‘ASPECT RATIO’ (P.51).
→ If printing in shop, check if 16:9 sizes can be printed.
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Menu not displayed in desired language.
Change ‘LANGUAGE’ setting (P.22).
Camera rattles if shaken.
This sound is made by the lens movement and is not a fault.
Cannot set ‘AUTO REVIEW’.
Cannot be set when any of the following are in use: ‘AUTO BRACKET’ (DMC-TZ3
only) (P.38), ‘BURST’ (P.54), ‘SELF PORTRAIT’ scene mode (P.42), MOTION
PICTURE mode
(P.47), or ‘AUDIO REC.’ (P.53).
Red lamp illuminated when pressing shutter button halfway in dark locations.
‘AF ASSIST LAMP’ set to ‘ON’ (P.56).
AF ASSIST LAMP is not illuminated.
‘AF ASSIST LAMP’ is set to ‘OFF’ (P.56).
Not illuminated in bright locations or when using ‘SCENERY’, ‘NIGHT SCENERY’,
‘SELF PORTRAIT’ (P.42), ‘FIREWORKS’, or ‘AERIAL PHOTO’ (P.44) scene modes.
Camera is hot.
Camera may become a little warm during use, but this does not affect performance or
quality.
Lens makes a clicking noise.
When brightness changes, the lens may make a clicking noise and the monitor
brightness may also change, but this is due to aperture settings being made.
(Does not affect recording.)
Clock is incorrect.
Camera has been left for a long period.
→ Reset the clock (P.16).
(Date will be set to ‘0:00 0. 0. 0’ for pictures if clock is not set.)
Long time was taken to set clock (clock behind by this amount).
When using zoom, picture becomes slightly warped and the edges of the subject
become colored.
Pictures may be slightly warped or colored around the edges, depending on the zoom
ratio, but this is not a fault (P.27).
File numbers are not recorded in sequence.
File numbers are reset when new folders are created (P.75).
File numbers have jumped backwards.
Battery was removed/inserted with power on.
(Numbers may jump backwards if folder/file numbers are not correctly recorded.)
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When in use
Camera may become warm if used for long periods of time, but this is not a fault.
To avoid jitter, use a tripod and place in a stable location.
(Especially when using telescopic zoom, lower shutter speeds, or self-timer)
Keep the camera as far away as possible from electromagnetic equipment (such
as microwave ovens, TVs, video games etc.).
●If you use the camera on top of or near a TV, the pictures and sound on the camera
may be disrupted by electromagnetic wave radiation.
●Do not use the camera near cell phones because doing so may result in noise
adversely affecting the pictures and sound.
●Recorded data may be damaged, or pictures may be distorted, by strong magnetic
fields created by speakers or large motors.
●Electromagnetic wave radiation generated by microprocessors may adversely affect
the camera, disturbing the pictures and sound.
●If the camera is adversely affected by electromagnetic equipment and stops
functioning properly, turn the camera off and remove the battery or disconnect AC
adaptor (DMW-AC5PP; optional). Then reinsert the battery or reconnect AC adaptor
and turn the camera on.
Do not use the camera near radio transmitters or high-voltage lines.
●If you record near radio transmitters or high-voltage lines, the recorded pictures and
sound may be adversely affected.
Do not extend the supplied cord or cable.
Do not allow camera to come into contact with pesticides or volatile substances (can
cause surface damage or coating to peel).
Only use files from other devices if compatible with Design Rule for Camera File
system (Pictures are based on DCF (Design rule for Camera File system) and Exif
(Exchangeable Image File Format) standards, by Japan Electronics and Information
Technology Industries Association (JEITA)).
Caring for your camera
Disconnect battery/AC adaptor (DMW-AC5PP, sold separately).
Do not use benzene, thinners, alcohol, kitchen detergent, or chemically treated cloth
(can cause surface damage or coating to peel).
Wipe away dust or fingerprints with soft, dry cloth. Clear stubborn stains or rain/sea
water stains with a thoroughly wrung cloth, before wiping with a dry cloth.
When not using for a while
Remove battery and card (ensure that battery is removed to prevent damage through
over-discharge).
Do not leave in contact with rubber or plastic bags.
Store together with a drying agent (silica gel) if leaving in drawer, etc. Store batteries
in cool (15 °C-25 °C (59 °F-77 °F)) places with low humidity (40 %-60 %) and no
major temperature changes.
Charge battery once per year and use completely once before storing again.
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Memory cards
To prevent damage to cards and data
●Avoid high temperatures, direct sunlight, electromagnetic waves, and static
electricity.
●Do not bend, drop, or expose to strong impacts.
●Do not touch connectors on reverse of card or allow them to become dirty or wet.
When disposing of/transferring memory cards
●If using the ‘format’ or ‘delete’ functions on your camera or computer, this only
changed the file management information, and does not completely delete the data
from within the memory card. When disposing of or transferring your memory cards,
we recommend physically destroying the memory card itself, or using commercially
available computer data erasing software to completely delete the data from the
card. Data within memory cards should be managed responsibly.
Battery
Store battery in battery carrying case after use.
Do not use if damaged or dented (especially connectors),
e.g. by dropping (can cause faults).
The unusable battery should be discarded in accordance
with battery recycling laws. Call the RBRC hotline at 1-800822-8837 for information.
Estimated recording capacity of 270 [300 1] pictures (P.14)
is based on the following CIPA 2 standards.
1
DMC-TZ2
CIPA standards:
●Using Panasonic SD memory card (16MB) ●Temperature 23 °C (73.4 °F), humidity
50 % ●NORMAL PICTURE mode ●LCD monitor ON ●STABILIZER (MODE1) ●First
picture taken 30 sec after power turned on ●1 picture taken per 30 sec ●Full flash
used for every other picture ●Zoom operation for each picture (max. W → max. T, or
max. T → max. W) ●Power turned off after each 10 pictures, battery allowed to cool
2
CIPA = Camera & Imaging Products Association
When charging
●Remove any dirt on connectors with dry cloth.
●Keep at least 1 m (3.28 feet) away from AM radio (may cause radio interference).
●Noises may be emitted from inside, but this is not a fault.
●Always remove from mains socket after charging (up to 0.1 W consumed if left in
place).
SDHC Logo is a trademark.
Leica is a registered trademark of Leica Microsystems IR GmbH.
Elmar is a registered trademark of Leica Camera AG.
Other names, company names, and product names printed in these instructions
are trademarks or registered trademarks of the companies concerned.
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Others
Recording picture capacity (still pictures)
Varies according to following settings.
ASPECT RATIO
PICT.SIZE
6M∗2
5M EZ∗1
3M EZ
2M EZ
1M EZ
7M∗1
(3072 × 2304) (2816 × 2112) (2560 × 1920) (2048 × 1536) (1600 × 1200) (1280 × 960)
0.3M EZ
(640 × 480)
QUALITY
2
6
3
7
4
9
7
15
12
24
19
36
61
16 MB
3
7
4
8
5
10
8
16
13
27
21
40
68
110
32 MB
7
16
9
19
11
23
18
36
29
58
45
85
145
230
64 MB
16
34
20
40
24
48
38
75
61 120
93
175
290
480
128 MB
35
69
41
82
50
99
78 150 125 240 190
350
600
970
Built-in memory
100
Memory
256 MB 68 135 81 160 98 190 150 290 240 470 370 690 1170 1900
card
512 MB 135 270 160 320 195 380 300 590 480 940 730 1370 2320 3770
1 GB 270 540 320 640 390 770 600 1180 970 1880 1470 2740 4640 7550
2 GB 550 1090 660 1270 790 1530 1220 2360 1920 3610 2920 5120 8780 12290
4 GB 1090 2150 1290 2510 1560 3010 2410 4640 3770 7090 5740 10050 17240 24130
Extended optical zoom (P.27) can be used for picture sizes indicated with ‘EZ’ (except in
‘HIGH SENS.’ scene mode (P.44)).
Recording picture capacity
(still pictures)
Recording time capacity
(motion pictures)
ASPECT RATIO
PICT.SIZE
SIMPLE MODE
PICT.MODE
30fpsVGA
10fpsVGA
Built-in memory
—
—
16 MB
6 sec
26 sec
32 MB
17 sec
59 sec
QUALITY
∗1
∗2
Built-in memory
2
3
16
100
64 MB
39 sec
2 min
3
4
18
110
128 MB
1 min 23 sec
4 min 10 sec
256 MB
2 min 45 sec
8 min 10 sec
512 MB
5 min 30 sec
16 min 20 sec
1 GB
11 min
32 min 50 sec
2 GB
22 min 30 sec
1 hr 7 min
4 GB
44 min 20 sec
2 hr 11 min
16 MB
32 MB
7
9
40
230
64 MB
16
20
83
480
128 MB 35 41 165 970
Memory
256 MB 68 81 330 1900
card
512 MB 135 160 650 3770
1 GB 270 320 1310 7550
2 GB 550 660 2560 12290
4 GB 1090 1290 5020 24130
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Memory
card
Figures given are estimates. May vary according to conditions, card type, and subject.
Recording capacities/times displayed on LCD monitor may not be reduced regularly.
ASPECT RATIO (
) (P.51)
PICT.SIZE (0.3MEZ-7M) (P.52)
QUALITY (picture quality
: high
: standard) (P.53)
1
2
: DMC-TZ3
: DMC-TZ2
7M∗1
6M∗2
4.5M EZ 2.5M EZ
6M∗1
5.5M∗2
3.5M EZ
2M EZ
(3216 × 2144) (2976 × 1984) (2560 × 1712) (2048 × 1360) (3328 × 1872) (3072 × 1728) (2560 × 1440) (1920 × 1080)
3
6
3
7
5
10
8
16
3
7
4
8
6
12
11
22
3
7
4
8
5
12
9
18
3
7
4
10
7
14
12
25
53
8
16
9
19
13
26
20
40
9
18
10
21
15
31
27
16
35
20
40
27
54
43
83
19
35
22
45
32
64
57 105
35
71
42
82
56 110
35
79
46
92
66 130 115 220
70 140
88 165
82 160 110 210 170 330
78 150
91 180 130 250 230 430
140 270 160 320 210 430 340 650 155 300 180 350 250 510 450 860
280 550 320 640 440 860 680 1310 310 610 360 710 520 1020 910 1720
560 1110 660 1300 890 1700 1360 2560 630 1220 730 1420 1040 2040 1800 3410
1110 2190 1310 2560 1740 3350 2680 5020 1240 2410 1450 2800 2040 4020 3540 6700
30fpsQVGA
10fpsQVGA
30fps16:9
10fps16:9
—
—
PICT.MODE (P.47)
Picture smoothness
(fps: frames per second)
23 sec
1 min 13 sec
26 sec
1 min 23 sec
5 sec
22 sec
59 sec
2 min 55 sec
14 sec
50 sec
2 min
6 min
33 sec
1 min 46 sec
4 min 10 sec
12 min 20 sec
1 min 11 sec
3 min 35 sec
8 min 10 sec
24 min
2 min 20 sec
7 min
16:9
VGA
QVGA
Wide
Large
Small
16 min 20 sec
47 min 50 sec
4 min 40 sec
14 min
32 min 50 sec
1 hr 35 min
9 min 20 sec
28 min 10 sec
1 hr 7 min
3 hr 15 min
19 min 20 sec
57 min 30 sec
2 hr 11 min
6 hr 22 min
38 min
1 hr 53 min
30 fps
10 fps
Less
smooth
Smooth
3
Picture size
3
3
For e-mail attachments or
longer recording
A maximum of approx. 2 GB
can be recorded in any one
session.
(Screen display also up to
2 GB)
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Others
Digital Camera: Information for your safety
Power Source
Power Consumption
Camera effective pixels
Image sensor
Lens
Digital zoom
Extended optical zoom
Focus
Focus range
Normal
Macro/Simple/Motion picture/
Intelligent ISO/Clipboard
Scene mode
Shutter system
Motion picture recording
Burst recording
Burst speed
Number of recordable
pictures
ISO sensitivity
Shutter speed
White balance
Exposure (AE)
Metering mode
LCD monitor
Flash
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DC 5.1 V
When recording: 1.7 W (DMC-TZ3)/1.4 W (DMC-TZ2)
When playing back: 0.8 W
DMC-TZ3: 7,200,000 pixels
DMC-TZ2: 6,000,000 pixels
DMC-TZ3: 1/2.35” CCD, total pixel number 8,500,000 pixels
DMC-TZ2: 1/2.33” CCD, total pixel number 7,390,000 pixels
Primary color filter
Optical 10 x zoom
f=4.6 mm to 46 mm (35 mm film camera equivalent: 28 mm to 280 mm)/F3.3 to F4.9
Max.4 x
Max. 15 x (DMC-TZ3)/Max. 13.8 x (DMC-TZ2)
Normal/Macro
9-area-focusing/3-area-focusing (High speed)/
1-area-focusing (High speed)/1-area-focusing/Spot-focusing
50 cm (1.64 feet) (Wide)/2 m (6.56 feet) (Tele) to
5 cm (0.16 feet) (Wide)/1 m (3.28 feet) (Tele) to
(2 m (6.56 feet) unless max.T)
There may be difference in above settings.
Electronic shutter + Mechanical shutter
848 × 480 pixels*/640 × 480 pixels* /320 × 240 pixels
(*Only when using an SD Memory Card)
(30 or 10 frames/second with audio. The maximum recording time depends
on the capacity of the built-in memory or the card.)
DMC-TZ3:
3 frames/second (High speed), 2 frames/second (Low speed),
Approx. 2 frames/second (Unlimited)
DMC-TZ2:
Approx. 2 frames/second (Unlimited)
DMC-TZ3:
Max. 7 frames (Standard), max. 5 frames (Fine),
Depends on the remaining capacity of the built-in memory or the card (Unlimited).
DMC-TZ2:
Depends on the remaining capacity of the built-in memory or the card.
AUTO/100/200/400/800/1250
[HIGH SENS.] mode: 3200
8 to 1/2000th
[STARRY SKY] mode: 15 seconds, 30 seconds, 60 seconds
Motion picture mode: 1/30th to 1/20000th
AUTO/Daylight/Cloudy/Shade/Halogen/White set
AUTO (Program AE)
Exposure compensation (1/3 EV Step, -2 EV to +2 EV)
Multiple/Center weighted/Spot
DMC-TZ3:
3.0” low-temperature polycrystalline TFT LCD (Approx. 230,000 pixels)
(field of view ratio about 100 %)
DMC-TZ2:
2.5” low-temperature polycrystalline TFT LCD (Approx. 207,000 pixels)
(field of view ratio about 100 %)
Flash range: (ISO AUTO) Approx.60 cm (1.97 feet) to 4.2 m (13.8 feet) (Wide)
AUTO, AUTO/Red-eye reduction, Forced flash ON (Forced flash ON/
Red-eye reduction), Slow sync./Red-eye reduction, Forced OFF
Microphone
Speaker
Recording media
Picture size
Still picture
Motion pictures
(*Only when using an SD
Memory Card)
Quality
Recording file format
Still Picture
Still pictures with audio
Motion pictures
Interface
Terminal
Dimensions (excluding the
projection part)
Mass
Operating temperature
Operating humidity
Monaural
Monaural
Built-in Memory (Approx. 12.7 MB)/SD Memory Card/SDHC Memory Card/
MultiMediaCard (Still pictures only)
]
When the aspect ratio setting is [
DMC-TZ3:
3072 × 2304 pixels / 2560×1920 pixels / 2048×1536 pixels /
1600 × 1200 pixels / 1280 × 960 pixels / 640 × 480 pixels
DMC-TZ2:
2816 × 2112 pixels / 2048 × 1536 pixels / 1600 × 1200 pixels /
1280 × 960 pixels / 640 × 480 pixels
]
When the aspect ratio setting is [
DMC-TZ3: 3216 × 2144 pixels / 2560 × 1712 pixels / 2048 × 1360 pixels
DMC-TZ2: 2976 × 1984 pixels / 2560 × 1712 pixels / 2048 × 1360 pixels
When the aspect ratio setting is [
]
DMC-TZ3: 3328 × 1872 pixels / 2560 × 1440 pixels / 1920 × 1080 pixels
DMC-TZ2: 3072 × 1728 pixels / 2560 × 1440 pixels / 1920 × 1080 pixels
848 × 480 pixels* /640 × 480 pixels* /320 × 240 pixels
Fine/Standard
JPEG (based on Design rule for Camera File system, based on Exif 2.21
standard)/DPOF corresponding
JPEG (based on Design rule for Camera File system, based on Exif 2.21
standard) + QuickTime
QuickTime Motion JPEG
Digital: USB 2.0 (Full Speed)
Analog video/audio:
NTSC/PAL Composite (Switched by menu)/Audio line output (monaural)
DIGITAL/AV OUT: Dedicated jack (8 pin)
DC IN: Dedicated jack (2 pin)
DMC-TZ3: Approx. 105.0 mm (W) × 59.2 mm (H) × 36.7 mm (D)
[4.13” (W) × 2.33” (H) × 1.44” (D)]
DMC-TZ2: Approx. 105.0 mm (W) × 59.2 mm (H) × 36.3 mm (D)
[4.13” (W) × 2.33” (H) × 1.43” (D)]
Excluding card and battery: DMC-TZ3 Approx. 232 g (8.18 oz)/
DMC-TZ2 Approx. 222 g (7.83 oz)
With card and battery: DMC-TZ3 Approx. 257 g (9.06 oz)/
DMC-TZ2 Approx. 247 g (8.71 oz)
0 °C to 40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F)
10 % to 80 %
Battery charger
(Panasonic DE-A45B): Information for your safety
Output
Input
CHARGE 4.2 V
0.8 A
110 V to 240 V 50/60Hz, 0.2 A
Equipment mobility: Movable
Battery Pack (lithium-ion)
(Panasonic CGA-S007A): Information for your safety
Voltage/capacity
3.7 V 1000 mAh
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Optional accessories
Product name: Battery Pack
Product no.: CGA-S007A
Product name: AC adaptor
Product no.: DMW-AC5PP
Performance identical to supplied
battery pack.
Recommended for taking on holiday,
etc.
Product name: Leather Case
Product no.: DMW-CT3
Product name: Marine Case
Product no.: DMW-MCTZ3
Product name: Semi Hard Case
Product no.: DMW-CHTZ3
Product name: SDHC Memory Card
Product no.: 4 GB: RP-SDR04GU1K
Product name: SD Memory Card
Product no.: 2 GB: RP-SDK02GU1A, RP-SDR02GU1A
1 GB: RP-SDK01GU1A, RP-SDH01GU1A,
RP-SDR01GU1A
512 MB: RP-SDK512U1A, RP-SDR512U1A
256 MB: RP-SDH256U1A, RP-SDR256U1A
128 MB: RP-SD128BU1A
64 MB: RP-SD064BPPA
SDHC memory cards
New standards set in 2006 by SD Association for high-capacity memory cards
exceeding 2 GB.
Can be used on SDHC memory card-compatible devices, but not on devices only
compatible with SD memory cards.
Refer to P.14 for information about the battery charging time and the number of
recordable pictures.
Accessories and/or model numbers may vary between countries. Consult your local
dealer.
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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
6.95
Total Enclosed
3.Method of payment (check one)
Check of Money Order enclosed (NO C.O.D.SHIPMENTS)
VISA
Credit Card #
MasterCard
Expiration Date
Discover
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.
Phone#:
First
Last
Day
(
)
Street Address
Night (
)
City
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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-6 PM M-F, 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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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
PARTS
LABOR
1 (ONE) YEAR
1 (ONE) YEAR
6 (SIX) MONTHS
90 (NINETY) DAYS
RECHARGEABLE BATTERY
PACK (IN EXCHANGE FOR
DEFECTIVE BATTERY PACK)
90 (NINETY) DAYS
NOT APPLICABLE
SD MEMORY CARD
(IN EXCHANGE FOR
DEFECTIVE SD CARD)
90 (NINETY) DAYS
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
1-800-272-7033.
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, modification, or commercial use (such as in a hotel, office,
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 specific 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)
For Product Information, Operating Assistance, Literature Request, Dealer
Locations, and all Customer Service inquiries please contact:
1-800-272-7033, Monday-Friday 8:30am-8pm EST.
Web Site: http://www.panasonic.com/consumersupport
You can purchase parts, accessories or locate your nearest Service Center by
visiting our Web Site.
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:
npcparts@us.panasonic.com
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)
Product Repairs
Centralized Factory Service Center
MAIL TO:
Panasonic Camera and Digital Service Center
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
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Merci d’avoir choisi Panasonic!
Vous avez acheté l’un des appareils les
plus perfectionnés et les plus fiables
actuellement sur le marché. Utilisé selon
les directives, il vous apportera ainsi qu’à
votre famille des années de plaisir. Veuillez
prendre le temps de remplir la fiche cicontre. Le numéro de série se trouve sur
l’étiquette située sur le dessous de votre
appareil photo. Conservez le présent
manuel afin de pouvoir le consulter au
besoin.
Nº de modèle
Nº de série
ATTENTION
Danger d’explosion si la batterie n’est
pas remplacée correctement.
Remplacez-la uniquement par une
batterie identique ou du même type
recommandée par le fabricant.
Suivez les instructions du fabricant pour
jeter les batteries usées.
Avertissement
Risque d'incendie, d'explosion et de
brûlures. Ne pas démonter, chauffer à
plus de 60 °C (140 °F) ou incinérer.
La plaque signalétique se trouve sur le
dessous de l’appareil.
Précautions à prendre (pour le Canada)
AVERTISSEMENT :
POUR RÉDUIRE LES RISQUES
D’INCENDIE, DE CHOC ÉLECTRIQUE
OU DE DOMMAGES À L’APPAREIL,
• N’EXPOSEZ PAS CET APPAREIL
À LA PLUIE, À L’HUMIDITÉ,
À L’ÉGOUTTEMENT OU AUX
ÉCLABOUSSEMENTS, ET NE
PLACEZ SUR L’APPAREIL AUCUN
OBJET REMPLI DE LIQUIDE, TEL
UN VASE.
• UTILISEZ EXCLUSIVEMENT LES
ACCESSOIRES RECOMMANDÉS.
• NE RETIREZ PAS LE COUVERCLE
(OU LE PANNEAU ARRIÈRE) ; IL
N’Y A AUCUNE PIÈCE RÉPARABLE
PAR L’UTILISATEUR À
L’INTÉRIEUR. CONFIEZ TOUTE
RÉPARATION À UN TECHNICIEN
DE SERVICE QUALIFIÉ.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B
est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du
Canada.
N’utilisez que l’adaptateur secteur
Panasonic DMW-AC5PP (vendu
séparément).
Utilisez toujours une batterie de marque
Panasonic.
Si une batterie autre que Panasonic est
utilisée, nous ne pouvons garantir le bon
fonctionnement de l’appareil.
N’utilisez pas un câble USB autre que
celui fourni.
N’utilisez pas un câble AV autre que celui
fourni.
Rangez les cartes mémoire hors de la
portée des enfants.
LA PRISE DE COURANT DOIT
SE TROUVER À PROXIMITÉ DE
L’APPAREIL ET ÊTRE FACILEMENT
ACCESSIBLE.
L’appareil que vous vous êtes procuré est alimenté par une batterie
au lithium-ion/polymère recyclable. Pour des renseignements sur le
recyclage de la batterie, veuillez composer le 1-800-8-BATTERY.
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Éloignez l’appareil le plus possible
de tout dispositif émettant un champ
électromagnétique (tel un four à microondes, un téléviseur, une console de
jeux vidéo, etc.).
●Si vous utilisez l’appareil sur le dessus ou
à proximité d’un téléviseur, les images ou
le son pourraient être déformés par son
champ électromagnétique.
●N’utilisez pas l’appareil à proximité d’un
téléphone cellulaire car l’interférence
pourrait perturber les images et le son.
●Les puissants champs magnétiques
produits par des haut-parleurs ou de
gros moteurs électriques peuvent
endommager les données ou distordre
les images.
●Le champ électromagnétique créé par un
microprocesseur peut nuire à l’appareil et
perturber l’image et le son.
●Dans le cas où l’appareil serait perturbé
par un champ électromagnétique et
cesserait de fonctionner adéquatement,
mettez-le hors marche et retirez-en la
batterie ou débranchez l’adaptateur
secteur (DMW-AC5PP, vendu
séparément). Remettez la batterie en
place ou rebranchez l’adaptateur secteur,
puis remettez l’appareil en marche.
N’utilisez pas l’appareil à proximité d’un
émetteur radio ou de lignes à haute
tension.
●Si des prises de vues sont faites à
proximité d’un émetteur radio ou de
lignes à haute tension, les images et
les sons enregistrés pourraient en être
affectés.
À propos du bloc-batterie
Batterie (batterie au lithium-ion)
• Utilisez l’unité spécifiée pour recharger
la batterie.
• N’utilisez la batterie avec aucun autre
appareil que l’appareil spécifiée.
• Évitez le contact des saletés, du sable,
du liquide ou autres corps étrangers
avec les bornes.
• Ne touchez pas les bornes des fiches
(+ et −) avec des objets métalliques.
• Évitez de démonter, remodeler,
chauffer ou jeter au feu.
Si de l’électrolyte entre en contact avec
vos mains ou vos vêtements, lavez-les
avec beaucoup d’eau.
Si de l’électrolyte pénètre dans vos
yeux, ne les frottez pas.
Rincez-vous les yeux avec beaucoup
d’eau, puis consultez un médecin.
À propos du chargeur de batterie
ATTENTION!
NE PAS INSTALLER CET APPAREIL
DANS UNE BIBLIOTHÈQUE, UNE
ARMOIRE OU TOUT AUTRE ESPACE
CONFINÉ. S’ASSURER QUE LA
VENTILATION DE L’APPAREIL EST
ADÉQUATE. AFIN D’ÉVITER TOUT
RISQUE DE CHOC ÉLECTRIQUE
OU D’INCENDIE DÛ À UN
SURCHAUFFEMENT, S’ASSURER
QUE DES RIDEAUX OU TOUT OBJET
QUELCONQUE NE BOUCHENT
LES ÉVENTS D’AÉRATION DE
L’APPAREIL.
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Index
List of LCD monitor displays (P.80)
A
E
AC Adaptor ................................. 74, 76, 90
Aerial Photo Mode .................................. 44
AF Assist Lamp....................................... 56
AF Lock .................................................. 44
AF Mode ................................................. 54
Aspect Ratio ........................................... 51
Audio Dubbing ........................................ 70
Audio Recording ..................................... 53
Auto Bracket ........................................... 38
Auto Review ..................................... 20, 29
Available Recording Time ....................... 92
Economy Mode....................................... 20
Exposure Compensation ........................ 38
EZ ......................................................... 27
F
File Number ...................................... 31, 75
Fireworks Mode ...................................... 44
Focus ...................................................... 25
Folder Composition ................................ 75
Food Mode ............................................. 42
Formatting .............................................. 73
B
H
Baby Mode ....................................... 42, 44
Backlight Compensation ......................... 28
Beach Mode ........................................... 44
Brightness of the LCD Monitor ............... 20
Built-in Flash ........................................... 36
Built-in Memory................................. 26, 92
Burst Mode ............................................. 54
High Angle Mode .................................... 34
High Sensitivity Mode ............................. 44
Histogram ............................................... 33
C
Calendar Playback ................................. 61
Candle Light Mode ................................. 42
Charging ................................................. 14
Clipboard ................................................ 58
Clock Set ................................................ 16
Color Mode ............................................. 57
Condensation ......................................... 10
Continuous AF ........................................ 55
Copy ....................................................... 73
D
Date Printing ..................................... 67, 68
Date Stamp............................................. 66
Deleting Pictures .................................... 32
Digital Zoom ........................................... 56
DPOF Print Setting ................................. 68
Dual Display ........................................... 64
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Intelligent ISO Mode ............................... 46
ISO Sensitivity ........................................ 51
J
Jitter Alert ............................................... 24
L
Language Setting ................................... 22
LCD Monitor ......................... 12, 33, 34, 80
M
Macro Mode............................................ 46
Metering Mode........................................ 53
Motion Picture Mode............................... 47
Multi Playback ........................................ 61
N
Night Portrait Mode................................. 42
Night Scenery Mode ............................... 42
Normal Recording................................... 24
NTSC ...................................................... 23
Number of Recordable Pictures ............. 92
O
Operational Sound............................ 22, 29
Optical Image Stabilizer.......................... 39
Optical Zoom .......................................... 27
P
PAL ......................................................... 23
Party Mode ............................................. 42
Pet Mode ................................................ 44
PictBridge ............................................... 76
Picture Quality Setting (Motion Picture
Mode) ............................................... 47
Picture Quality Setting (Simple Mode).... 29
Picture Size ............................................ 52
Pictures with Audio ........................... 53, 70
Playback Pictures on TV ........................ 79
Playback Zoom ....................................... 31
Playing Back Motion Pictures ................. 62
Portrait Mode .......................................... 42
Power LCD ............................................. 34
Power Save ............................................ 20
Print Mode .............................................. 76
Protect .................................................... 69
Q
Quality .................................................... 53
Quick setting ........................................... 57
R
Recording Guide Line ............................. 20
Reset of file No. ...................................... 22
Reset of Setting ...................................... 22
Resizing .................................................. 70
Review .................................................... 30
Rotate ..................................................... 66
Rotate Display ........................................ 66
Setting Favorites..................................... 65
Setup Menu ............................................ 18
Shutter sound ......................................... 22
Simple Mode........................................... 28
Slide Show.............................................. 64
Slow Shutter ........................................... 56
Snow Mode............................................. 44
Soft Skin Mode ....................................... 42
Sports Mode ........................................... 42
Starry Sky Mode ..................................... 44
Strap ........................................................11
Sunset Mode .......................................... 44
T
Travel Date ............................................. 48
Trimming ................................................. 71
TV Aspect ............................................... 22
U
Underwater Mode ................................... 44
USB .............................................11, 74, 76
V
Video Output........................................... 22
Volume of Speakers ............................... 22
W
White Balance ........................................ 50
World Time ............................................. 49
Z
Zoom ...................................................... 27
Zoom Resume ........................................ 20
S
Scene Mode ........................................... 40
Scenery Mode ........................................ 42
Self Portrait Mode ................................... 42
Self-timer ................................................ 35
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QuickTime and the QuickTime logo are trademarks or registered
trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc., used under license therefrom.
Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company,
Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America
One Panasonic Way, Secaucus, NJ 07094
Panasonic Puerto Rico, Inc.
Ave. 65 de Infantería, Km. 9.5, San Gabriel Industrial Park, Carolina, Puerto Rico 00985
Panasonic Canada Inc.
5770 Ambler Drive, Mississauga, Ontario, L4W 2T3
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