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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS5 Operating Instructions Manual

Panasonic lumix dmc-zs5: user guide.
Also See for Lumix DMC-ZS5:
Operating instructions manual - 59 pages
Basic operating instructions manual - 35 pages
Operating instructions manual - 90 pages
Operating Instructions
for advanced features
Digital Camera
DMC-ZS7
Model No.
DMC-ZS6
DMC-ZS5
Before connecting, operating or adjusting this product,
please read the instructions completely.
VQT2R20

   Summary of Contents for Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS5

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    Operating Instructions for advanced features Digital Camera DMC-ZS7 Model No. DMC-ZS6 DMC-ZS5 Before connecting, operating or adjusting this product, please read the instructions completely. VQT2R20...

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    Quick start guide The battery is not charged Charge the battery when the camera is shipped. Charge the battery and set the Clock before use. When you do not use the card (optional), you can record or play back pictures on the built-in memory (→16).

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Before use Basics Before use ..........6 Basic shooting operation .... 30 Read first ............6 Taking still pictures ........30 To prevent damage, malfunctions, Recording motion pictures ......30 and faults ............7 Holding the camera ........31 About GPS ..........8 Mode dial .............31 Standard Accessories ......

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Contents (Continued) [FIREWORKS]/ [BEACH]/ [SNOW]/ Application (Record) [AERIAL PHOTO]/ [PIN HOLE] ..68 [FILM GRAIN]/ [HIGH DYNAMIC] ..69 Changing recording information [PHOTO FRAME]/ display ..........46 [UNDERWATER] ........70 Taking pictures with flash ....47 Registering commonly used scenes Taking close-up pictures ....49 [MY SCN MODE]/ ‘Tele macro’...

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    [DIGITAL ZOOM]/ [ASPECT CONV.]/ [CONTINUOUS AF] [ROTATE DISP.] ........132 [COLOR EFFECT] ......104 [FAVORITE] ........133 [PICT.ADJ.]/ [STABILIZER] ...105 [PRINT SET] ........134 [AUDIO REC.]/ [PROTECT].........135 [AF ASSIST LAMP]/ [FACE REC EDIT].......136 [RED-EYE REMOVAL] .......106 [COPY]..........137 [CLOCK SET] ........107 Using the [MOTION PICTURE] menu Connecting with other devices ............

  • Page 6: Read First

    Panasonic will not provide compensation ■ even if damage is caused by faults with Software on the CD-ROM supplied camera or card.

  • Page 7: To Prevent Damage, Malfunctions And Faults

    To prevent damage, malfunctions, and faults ■ ■ Avoid shocks, vibration, and pressure. Lens • Avoid exposing the camera to strong • If lens is dirty: vibration or shock; e.g. dropping or Images may appear slightly white if lens hitting the camera, or sitting down with is dirty (fingerprints, etc.).

  • Page 8: About Gps, Standard Accessories

    • If any accessories are lost, customers ■ Positioning in the USA and Puerto Rico Because the positions of the GPS should contact Panasonic’s parts satellites are constantly changing, department at 1-800-833-9626 and depending on the recording location customers in Canada should contact...

  • Page 9: Names Of Parts, Cursor Button

    Names of parts Camera ON/OFF switch Card/Battery door (→14) (→17) Tripod receptacle Shutter button (→34) Mode dial (→31) Flash (→47) DC coupler cover Self-timer indicator (→52) (→15) AF Assist Lamp Release lever (→106) (→14) Lens barrel Zoom lever Hand strap eyelet Lens (→39) (→7)

  • Page 10: Cursor Button, Names Of Parts

    Names of parts Camera ON/OFF switch Card/Battery door (→14) (→19) Tripod receptacle Shutter button (→34) Mode dial (→33) Flash (→47) DC coupler cover Self-timer indicator (→52) (→15) AF Assist Lamp Release lever (→106) (→14) Lens barrel Zoom lever Hand strap eyelet Lens (→39) (→7)

  • Page 11: Charging Battery

    Panasonic products and batteries manufactured by other companies and certified by Panasonic. (Batteries which do not support this function cannot be used). Panasonic cannot in any way guarantee the quality, performance or safety of batteries which have been manufactured by other companies and are not genuine Panasonic products.

  • Page 12: Guidelines For Number Of Recordable Pictures And Recording Time

    LCD monitor is on. ∗ • Rotating the zoom lever from Tele to Wide or • Using a Panasonic SD Memory Card vice versa in every recording. (32 MB). • Turning the camera off every 10 recordings and leaving it until the temperature of the •...

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    ● The time required for charging varies depending on conditions of battery usage. Charging takes longer at high or low temperatures and when the battery has not been used in some time. ● Battery will be warm during charging and for some time thereafter. ●...

  • Page 14: Inserting And Removing The Card Optional)/the Battery

    Lever press down in direction of arrow. center. ● Always use genuine Panasonic batteries. ● If you use other batteries, we cannot guarantee the quality of this product. ● Remove battery from camera after use. • Store the battery in battery carrying case (supplied).

  • Page 15: Using The Dc Coupler (optional) Instead Of Battery

    By using the AC adaptor (optional) and DC coupler (optional), you can record and play back without worrying about the remaining battery charge. The optional DC coupler can only be used with the designated Panasonic AC adaptor. Insert DC coupler instead of...

  • Page 16: Remaining Battery And Memory Capacity

    ● [QVGA] in [REC QUALITY] can only be available to record motion pictures in the built- in memory. ■ Compatible memory cards (optional) The following SD standard-based cards (Panasonic brand recommended) Type of Card Capacity Notes SD memory 8 MB – 2 GB •...

  • Page 17: Setting The Clock

    ( The Clock is not set when the Setting the Clock camera is shipped.) Set REC/PLAY switch to before turning on the power. Turn on the power The power is turned on. If the language select screen is not displayed, proceed to step Press [MENU/SET] while the message is displayed Press ▲▼...

  • Page 18: To Change Time Setting

    Setting the Clock (Continued) If automatically correcting time of day, select [YES] • To manually set date and time →select [NO]. • To return to the previous screen, press When [PLEASE SET THE HOME AREA] is displayed, press [MENU/SET] Set your home area The current time and home area are set.

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    ( The Clock is not set when the Setting the Clock camera is shipped.) Set REC/PLAY switch to before turning on the power. Turn on the power The power is turned on. If the language select screen is not displayed, proceed to step Press [MENU/SET] while the message is displayed Press ▲▼...

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    Setting the menu Refer to the following procedures to operate menus such as the [SETUP] menu, [REC] menu, [TRAVEL MODE] menu and [PLAYBACK] menu. (Example) While in [PROGRAM AE] Mode (→37), change [LCD MODE] on the [SETUP] menu. (REC/PLAY switch: set to ;...

  • Page 21: Menu Type

    Settings display may vary according to items. Menu items displayed vary according to mode dial setting. Menu type [REC] menu (REC/PLAY switch: [MOTION PICTURE] menu (REC/PLAY switch: Changing picture preferences (→95 - 109) • Displays settings such as White Balance, Sensitivity, Aspect Ratio, and Picture Size.

  • Page 22: Using The [setup] Menu

    Using the [SETUP] menu For details about the setting procedure in the [SETUP] menu (→20) Make general camera settings such as adjusting the Clock, extending the battery life, and changing the Beep sounds. [CLOCK SET], [ECONOMY] and [AUTO REVIEW] are important for Clock setting and battery life.

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    For details about the setting procedure in the [SETUP] menu (→20) Item Settings, notes [LCD MODE] [OFF]: Normal (cancel setting) Make LCD monitor easier [AUTO POWER LCD]: to see. The brightness is adjusted automatically depending on how bright it is around the camera. [POWER LCD]: Makes screen brighter than normal (for outdoor use).

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    Using the [SETUP] menu (Continued) For details about the setting procedure in the [SETUP] menu (→20) Item Settings, notes [OFF]/[ON] This section is not [REC AREA] recorded. • Recordable area displayed for motion pictures should be interpreted as a Enables verification of Guideline.

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    For details about the setting procedure in the [SETUP] menu (→20) Item Settings, notes [OFF]: No auto review [AUTO REVIEW] [1 SEC.]/[2 SEC.]: Automatically display for 1 or 2 Automatically display seconds. still pictures immediately after taking them. [HOLD]: Auto review screen remains until a button (other than the [DISPLAY] button) is pressed •...

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    Using the [SETUP] menu (Continued) For details about the setting procedure in the [SETUP] menu (→20) Item Settings, notes [RESET REC. SETTINGS?] [RESET] [YES]/[NO] Reset to the default settings. [RESET SETUP PARAMETERS?] [YES]/[NO] • Information registered in [FACE RECOG.] is reset if recording settings are reset.

  • Page 27

    For details about the setting procedure in the [SETUP] menu (→20) Item Settings, notes [HDMI MODE] [AUTO]: The output resolution is automatically determined based on information from the connected TV. [1080i]: Outputs 1080 effective scanning lines in interlaced Set the output resolution format.

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    Using the [SETUP] menu (Continued) For details about the setting procedure in the [SETUP] menu (→20) Item Settings, notes Current version is displayed. [VERSION DISP.] Check the version of the camera firmware. [YES]/[NO] [FORMAT] • This requires a sufficiently charged battery (→11), or an Use when [BUILT-IN AC adaptor (optional) and DC coupler (optional).

  • Page 29: Demo Mode]

    For details about the setting procedure in the [SETUP] menu (→20) Item Settings, notes [STABILIZER DEMO.]: (Only during recording) [DEMO MODE] Extent of jitter is shown on graph (estimate) View demonstration of Large ← Small → Large functions. Extent of jitter Extent of jitter after correction •...

  • Page 30: Taking Still Pictures, Recording Motion Pictures

    Basic shooting operation Turn on the power Shutter button Set to : Still pictures and motion pictures can be taken. : The captured still pictures and motion pictures can be played back. Set to the desired Recording Mode Motion picture button •...

  • Page 31: Holding The Camera, Mode Dial

    Please set the Clock before shooting (→17). Holding the camera • Stand with your arms close to your body and with AF Assist Lamp your legs apart. Flash • Do not touch the lens. • Do not block the microphone when recording audio. (→9) •...

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    Basic shooting operation Turn on the power Shutter button Set to : Still pictures and motion pictures can be taken. : The captured still pictures and motion pictures can be played back. Set to the desired Recording Mode The illustration shows the DMC-ZS5. Set to the mode you plan to use Aim the camera and shoot Recording motion pictures...

  • Page 33: Mode Dial

    Please set the Clock before shooting (→19). Holding the camera • Stand with your arms close to your body and with AF Assist Lamp your legs apart. Flash • Do not touch the lens. • Do not block the microphone when recording audio. (→10) •...

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    Taking pictures with automatic settings [INTELLIGENT AUTO] Mode Recording Mode: Optimum settings are made automatically from information such as ‘face’, ‘movement’, ‘brightness’, and ‘distance’ just by pointing the camera at the subject, meaning that clear pictures can be taken without the need to make settings manually. Turn on the power Shutter button Set to...

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    ■ To use flash Select either (Auto) or (Forced Flash Off). • When is used, (Auto/Red-Eye Reduction), (Slow Sync./Red-Eye Reduction) and (Slow Sync.) are selected automatically according to the subject type and brightness. For details (→47). • indicate that digital red-eye correction is activated.

  • Page 36: About Happy Colors, Face Detection And Face Recognition, Af Tracking

    Taking pictures with automatic settings (Continued) [INTELLIGENT AUTO] Mode Recording Mode: About Happy colors If [COLOR EFFECT] is set to[Happy], both still and motion pictures are clearer, with more vivid coloring. • [Happy] can only be set in [INTELLIGENT AUTO] Mode. When setting [Happy] Face Detection and Face Recognition If the camera automatically identifies the scene and determines that people appear...

  • Page 37: Taking Pictures With Your Own Settings

    Taking pictures with your own settings [PROGRAM AE] Mode Recording Mode: Using the [REC] menu to change settings and set up your own recording environment. Turn on the power Zoom lever Shutter button Set to Set to ([PROGRAM AE] Mode) Take a picture ■...

  • Page 38: Align Focus For Desired Composition, Orientation Detection Function

    Taking pictures with your own settings (Continued) [PROGRAM AE] Mode Recording Mode: Align focus for desired composition Useful when subject is not in center of picture. First adjust focus according to subject ● Align the AF area Subjects/environments which may with the subject make focusing difficult: •...

  • Page 39: Taking Pictures With Zoom

    Taking pictures with zoom Recording Mode: You can zoom in up to 12 times with ‘Optical Zoom’, and up to 23.4 times with ‘Extended Optical Zoom’ (pictures only) with lower picture quality. To zoom further, you can use [i.ZOOM] or [DIGITAL ZOOM]. Zoom In/Out Do not block the lens barrel movement while zooming.

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    Taking pictures with zoom (Continued) Recording Mode: ● Maximum zoom ratios by picture size Optical Zoom Extended Optical Zoom 12 M 0.3 M [PICTURE 11.5 M 7.5 M 4.5 M 2.5 M 0.3 M SIZE] 10.5 M 4.5 M 0.2 M 14.7 x ∗...

  • Page 41: I.zoom]

    [i.ZOOM] The camera uses super resolution technology to increase the zoom ratio. Using super resolution technology, the zoom ratio can be increased up to about 1.3 times higher than the original zoom ratio with almost no deterioration of picture quality. Display the [REC] menu Select [i.ZOOM] Select [I.RESOLUTION]...

  • Page 42: Easy Zoom

    Taking pictures with zoom (Continued) Recording Mode: Easy Zoom: For zooming rapidly to maximum ratio Zoom to max. T in one touch. Press to change zoom ratio Each time you press, the ratio changes The illustration shows the DMC-ZS5. ■ Change of zoom ratio ●...

  • Page 43: Digital Zoom]

    [DIGITAL ZOOM] Zoom 4 times further than Optical/Extended Optical Zoom. (Note that, with Digital Zoom, enlarging will decrease picture quality.) Display the [REC] menu Select [ON] Select [DIGITAL ZOOM] Close the menu VQT2R20...

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    Viewing your pictures [NORMAL PLAY] Playback Mode: When a card is in the camera, pictures are played back from the card, and without a card, pictures are played back from the built-in memory. (Clipboard pictures can only be played back in [CLIPBOARD] Mode (→110).) Set to Zoom lever Scroll through pictures...

  • Page 45: All Pictures

    Deleting pictures Playback Mode: Pictures deleted will be from the card if the card is inserted, or from the built-in memory if the card is not inserted. (Deleted pictures cannot be recovered.) Set to Press to delete displayed picture Select [YES] •...

  • Page 46: Display

    Changing recording information display Change between different LCD monitor displays, such as Histograms. Press to change display ● In Recording Mode Recording Motion picture recording information ∗ information ∗ ∗ Guide lines ∗ ∗ No display ● ∗ In Playback Mode Set [HISTOGRAM] to [ON] to display Histogram (→23).

  • Page 47: Taking Pictures With Flash

    Taking pictures with flash Recording Mode: Display [FLASH] Select the desired type Can also be selected with ►. (Example displayed about 5 ● Stand at least 1 m (3.28 feet) seconds, [PROGRAM AE] Mode away when using flash to take pictures of infants.

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    Taking pictures with flash (Continued) Recording Mode: ■ Available types in each mode (○: Available, –: Not available, : Default setting) ○ ∗ – – – – – – ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ – – – – –...

  • Page 49: Taking Close-up Pictures, Tele Macro' Function

    Taking close-up pictures Recording Mode: When you want to enlarge the subject, setting to [AF MACRO] ( ) enables you to take pictures at an even closer distance than the normal focus range (up to 3 cm (0.10 feet) for max.

  • Page 50: Macro Zoom]

    Taking close-up pictures (Continued) Recording Mode: Taking pictures at even closer range [MACRO ZOOM] To take even larger images of the subject, setting to [MACRO ZOOM] enables the subject to appear even larger than when using [AF MACRO]. Display [MACRO MODE] Zoom lever Select [MACRO ZOOM] Displayed for approx.

  • Page 51: Within Accessible Range For Focus Alignment

    Positioning camera and subject within accessible range for focus alignment ■ Available recording range in ([PROGRAM AE] Mode) Focus range Distance between the lens 3 cm 50 cm ∞ and the subject (0.10 feet) (1.64 feet) (3.28 feet) (6.56 feet) ∞...

  • Page 52: Taking Pictures With Self-timer

    Taking pictures with self-timer Recording Mode: We recommend using a tripod. This is also effective for correcting jitter when pressing the shutter button, by setting the self-timer to 2 seconds. Display [SELFTIMER] Select time duration Can also be selected with ◄. Displayed for approx.

  • Page 53: Taking Pictures With Exposure Compensation

    Taking pictures with Exposure Compensation Recording Mode: Corrects exposure when adequate exposure cannot be obtained (if difference between brightness of object and background, etc.). Depending on the brightness, this may not be possible in some cases. Under-exposed Optimum exposure Over-exposed Plus direction Minus direction Display [EXPOSURE]...

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    Recording while exposure is changed automatically ([AUTO BRACKET]) Recording Mode: Records 3 pictures in continuous succession while exposure is changed automatically. After exposure adjustment, the adjustment value is set as the standard. First picture Second picture Third picture 0EV (Standard) -1EV (Darker) +1EV (Brighter) Display [AUTO BRACKET]...

  • Page 55: Multi Aspect]

    Taking pictures by automatically changing the aspect ratio [MULTI ASPECT] Recording Mode: In this mode, pressing the shutter button once automatically takes 3 still pictures in each of 3 Aspect Ratios: 4:3, 3:2, and 16:9. (The shutter sound is made only once.) ■...

  • Page 56: Aperture-priority] Mode

    Determine aperture and record [APERTURE-PRIORITY] Mode Recording Mode: When recording, you can control the range of focus (depth of field) to meet your recording purposes. Shutter speed is automatically adjusted to be appropriate for the set aperture value. Set to (recording) Set to ([APERTURE-PRIORITY] Mode)

  • Page 57: Determine Shutter Speed And Record Shutter-priority] Mode

    Determine shutter speed and record [SHUTTER-PRIORITY] Mode Recording Mode: When recording, you can control the shutter speed to meet your recording purposes. Aperture is automatically adjusted to be appropriate for the set shutter speed. Set to (recording) Set to ([SHUTTER-PRIORITY] Mode) Determine shutter speed •...

  • Page 58: Speed And Record Manual Exposure] Mode

    Determine aperture and shutter speed and record [MANUAL EXPOSURE] Mode Recording Mode: This mode of recording lets you set any aperture value and shutter speed when exposure adjustment prevents you from recording at the desired exposure (brightness/darkness). Also, long-exposure recording of up to 60 seconds is possible. Set to (recording) Set to...

  • Page 59: Custom] Mode, Cust.set Mem.]

    Register your own settings and record [CUSTOM] Mode Recording Mode: Registering your preferred Recording Mode, [REC] menu settings, etc. to [CUST.SET MEM.] and setting the mode dial to allows you to switch quickly to those settings. [CUST.SET MEM.] Registering your own settings Up to 3 current camera settings can be registered.

  • Page 60: Custom]

    Register your own settings and record (continued) [CUSTOM] Mode Recording Mode: [CUSTOM] Switch to your own settings and record Settings registered in [CUST.SET MEM.] can be quickly called up by setting the mode dial Set to (recording) Set to (Custom Mode) Select custom set •...

  • Page 61: Taking Pictures According To The Scene Scene Mode]

    Taking pictures according to the scene [SCENE MODE] Recording Mode: Using [SCENE MODE] enables you to take pictures with optimum settings (exposure, coloring, etc.) for given scenes. Set to Set to Select and set the scene (Press [MENU/SET] and then press ►, if scene menu is not displayed) ●...

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    Taking pictures according to the scene (Continued) [SCENE MODE] Recording Mode: Scene Uses, Tips Notes Improves the skin tone of subjects for a • [AF MODE] default setting is healthier appearance in bright daylight (Face Detection). conditions. [PORTRAIT] Tips • Stand as close as possible to subject. •...

  • Page 63

    How to select a scene (→61) Using flash in Scene Modes (→48) Scene Uses, Tips Notes Takes clear pictures of wide, distant subjects. • Main fixed settings: [FLASH]: [FORCED FLASH Tips OFF] [SCENERY] • Stand at least 5 m (16.4 feet) away. [AF ASSIST LAMP]: [OFF] Use the supplied software to join multiple •...

  • Page 64

    Taking pictures according to the scene (Continued) [SCENE MODE] Recording Mode: Scene Uses, Tips Notes Takes pictures of people and nightscapes • When the camera is set to with close to actual brightness. [STABILIZER] and there is very little jitter, or if [STABILIZER] is Tips set to [OFF], shutter speed may •...

  • Page 65

    How to select a scene (→61) Using flash in Scene Modes (→48) Scene Uses, Tips Notes • When the camera is set to Brings out the atmosphere of a candlelit room. [STABILIZER] and there is very little jitter, or if [STABILIZER] is Tips set to [OFF], shutter speed may •...

  • Page 66

    Taking pictures according to the scene (Continued) [SCENE MODE] Recording Mode: Scene Uses, Tips Notes Prevents blurring of subject in dark, indoor • Pictures may appear slightly conditions. grainy due to high sensitivity. • Main fixed settings: [QUALITY]: Select the aspect ratio and the picture size with (Standard) ▲▼...

  • Page 67

    How to select a scene (→61) Using flash in Scene Modes (→48) Scene Uses, Tips Notes • The picture quality becomes Enables continuous recording in dim locations. slightly lower. • Main fixed settings: Use ▲▼to select the picture size and aspect [FLASH]: [FORCED FLASH ratio, and press [MENU/SET] to set.

  • Page 68

    Taking pictures according to the scene (Continued) [SCENE MODE] Recording Mode: Scene Uses, Tips Notes Takes clear pictures of fireworks in the night • Shutter speed can be set to 1/4 sky. second or 2 seconds (if there is a little jitter or if Optical Image Tips Stabilizer is [OFF]).

  • Page 69

    How to select a scene (→61) Using flash in Scene Modes (→48) Scene Uses, Tips Notes Produces black and white pictures with a • Main fixed settings: grainy texture. [SENSITIVITY]: ISO1600 • The following functions cannot Tips be used: [FILM •...

  • Page 70

    Taking pictures according to the scene (Continued) [SCENE MODE] Recording Mode: Scene Uses, Tips Notes A frame is superimposed over the image. • The recording pixel level is 2 M Press ◄► to select the frame, and then press • The following function is fixed: [AUTO REVIEW]: [2 SEC.] [MENU/SET].

  • Page 71: My Scn Mode My Scene Mode]

    Registering commonly used scenes [MY SCN MODE]/[MY SCENE MODE] Recording Mode: You can register a commonly used Scene Mode in ) on the mode dial. After the settings are made, pictures can be taken in the preset Scene Mode by simply setting the mode dial to Set to Set to...

  • Page 72

    Taking motion pictures Recording Mode: Enables motion pictures to be recorded with (stereo) audio. (Recording with muted sound is not possible.) Zoom can also be used during recording. Zoom lever Set to Set to a position other than Press to start recording There is no halfway pressing operation.

  • Page 73

    ∗ Correct playback may not be possible with some compatible devices. Also, motion pictures recorded in [AVCHD Lite(GPS REC)] cannot be played back with Panasonic digital cameras (LUMIX) compatible with AVCHD (Lite) recording that were sold in or before 2009.

  • Page 74: Card

    Taking motion pictures (Continued) Recording Mode: ■ Recording motion pictures in Records a motion picture at your preferred settings. • Aperture and shutter speed are automatically set. • The Recording Mode icon changes to ■ Recording motion pictures in Records a motion picture at the optimum settings for the selected scene. •...

  • Page 75

    ● It may not be possible to play back motion pictures recorded in [MOTION JPEG] on Panasonic digital cameras (LUMIX) ∗ . (Motion pictures recorded on Panasonic digital cameras (LUMIX) can be played back on this camera.)

  • Page 76

    Taking motion pictures [MOTION PICTURE] Mode Recording Mode: This records motion pictures with audio. (Recording with muted sound is not possible. Sound recording is monaural or stereo .) Zoom can also be used during recording. Microphone Set to (Do not cover with your finger) Set the mode dial to Start recording...

  • Page 77: Rec Quality]

    ● It may not be possible to play back motion pictures recorded in [MOTION JPEG] on Panasonic digital cameras (LUMIX) ∗ . (Motion pictures recorded on Panasonic digital cameras (LUMIX) can be played back on this camera.)

  • Page 78: Recording With The Face Recognition Function [face Recog.]

    Recording with the Face Recognition function [FACE RECOG.] Recording Mode: To enable the Face Recognition function, register a face picture (→79), or set the automatic registration of face pictures (→82) to [ON]. (The Face Recognition function is not enabled at the time of purchase.) ■...

  • Page 79: Registering Face Pictures

    Registering face pictures Up to 6 people’s face pictures can be registered along with such information as name and birth date. You can facilitate Face Recognition by the way you register faces: for example, register multiple face pictures of the same person (up to 3 pictures in one registration). ■...

  • Page 80

    Recording with the Face Recognition function (continued) [FACE RECOG.] Recording Mode: Select [FACE RECOG.] from the [REC] menu (→20) Select [MEMORY] with ▲▼, and then press [MENU/SET] Select the frame for the unregistered face picture • If 6 people are already registered, first delete a registered person.

  • Page 81: Editing Or Deleting Information About Registered Persons

    ■ To set the Face Recognition function to [OFF] Select [FACE RECOG.] from the [REC] menu (→20) Select [OFF] with ▲▼, and then press [MENU/SET] ● When a face picture is registered or automatic registration of face pictures is set, the [FACE RECOG.] setting is switched to [ON] automatically.

  • Page 82: Automatically Register Face Pictures

    Recording with the Face Recognition function (continued) [FACE RECOG.] Recording Mode: Automatically register face pictures You can set the camera so that the registration screen automatically displays after recording a subject that is recorded many times. Select [FACE RECOG.] from Select [ON] the [REC] menu (→20) Select [SET]...

  • Page 83: Setting Recognition Sensitivity

    ● The registration screen is displayed for the third time (estimate). (This does not occur in [SELF PORTRAIT] Scene Mode, [BURST], [AUDIO REC.], [AUTO BRACKET] or [MULTI ASPECT].) ● If the registration screen is not displayed easily, recording in the same environment and with the same expression will make it display more easily.

  • Page 84: Recording The Place Of Recording With Gps

    Recording the place of recording with GPS ∗ ∗ Recording Mode: Record only (Cannot set) What is GPS? GPS is an abbreviation for Global Positioning System, which enables people to find their locations using GPS satellites. Receiving signals that include orbit information and time information from multiple satellites to calculate one's current location is referred to as “Positioning”.

  • Page 85: Gps Setting]

    Before use, read “About GPS” (→8) and “User License Agreement for Location Name Data” (→165). [GPS SETTING]: Using GPS ■ Select [GPS SETTING] from When checking GPS reception the Travel Mode menu (→20) Select [INFO] in Step to check the current reception.

  • Page 86

    Recording the place of recording with GPS (continued) ∗ ∗ Recording Mode: Record only (Cannot set) ■ When [GPS SETTING] is set to [ON] or In Recording Mode, an icon that indicates the positioning status is displayed on the LCD monitor. Then, if positioning is successful, the location name information is displayed.

  • Page 87: Change The Recorded Place Name Information

    ● The location name information consists of location names and landmarks that are found via a search of the camera’s database based on the latitude and longitude that were acquired in positioning, and the most appropriate items are displayed in the following order of priority.

  • Page 88: Changing The Display Of Location Name Information

    Recording the place of recording with GPS (continued) ∗ ∗ Recording Mode: Record only (Cannot set) ■ If you do not wish to record place names and landmarks In step above, select [DELETE ALL PLACE-NAMES] and place names and landmarks will not be recorded. Or, in step , if you select [YES] when a message asking whether to delete place names and landmarks lower than the selected place name, information of the place...

  • Page 89: Using Gps To Set The Clock

    Return to the menu screen ● In the following cases, “- - -” is displayed. • There is no location name information to display • There are no nearby landmarks (It may be possible to select landmarks in [GPS AREA SELECT].) ●...

  • Page 90: Travel Mode], Travel Date]

    Useful features for travel [TRAVEL MODE] ∗ ∗ Recording Mode: • If items have been set, the settings for each item are displayed. The menu name for the selected item is displayed. [TRAVEL DATE] If you set your travel schedule and record pictures, which day of your trip the picture was recorded will be recorded.

  • Page 91: Travel Date]

    ∗ Recording only. (Cannot set.) ● 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 the number of days that have passed, either use [TEXT STAMP] or print using the software on the supplied CD-ROM ‘PHOTOfunSTUDIO’.

  • Page 92: Location]

    Useful features for travel (Continued) [TRAVEL MODE] ∗ ∗ Recording Mode: [LOCATION] Record your destination. Once the [TRAVEL SETUP] is set, you Once the [TRAVEL DATE] is set, you can can set the destination. set the destination. Select [LOCATION] in step Select [LOCATION] from on the previous page the [TRAVEL MODE] menu...

  • Page 93: World Time]

    ∗ Recording only. (Cannot set.) [WORLD TIME] Set the recording date and time with the local time at your destination. Perform [CLOCK SET] in advance. Select [WORLD TIME] from Select [DESTINATION] the [TRAVEL MODE] menu (→20) • [PLEASE SET THE HOME AREA] will be displayed when setting for the first time.

  • Page 94

    Useful features for travel (Continued) [TRAVEL MODE] ∗ ∗ Recording Mode: ∗ Recording only. (Cannot set.) ■ Using GPS to make automatic settings Following step of the previous page, you can select [AUTO] to use the GPS function to set the local time for your destination automatically. This is the same function as [AUTO CLOCK SET].

  • Page 95

    Using the [REC] menu ● For [REC] menu setting procedures (→20) ● ‘Quick menu’ (→112) is useful to easily call up frequently-used menus. [PICTURE SIZE] Set size of picture. Number of pictures which can be recorded depends on this setting and on [QUALITY] (→96).

  • Page 96

    Using the [REC] menu (Continued) [QUALITY] Set quality of picture. ■ Recording Mode: ■ Settings: Fine (High quality, priority to picture quality) Standard (Standard quality, priority to the number of pictures) [ASPECT RATIO] Aspect ratio of still picture can be changed according to printing or playback format. ■...

  • Page 97: Sensitivity]

    For [REC] menu setting procedures (→20) ● ● Slow-moving subject Fast-moving subject ISO Sensitivity 200 ISO Sensitivity 800 (Shutter speed 1/30) (Shutter speed 1/125) ● Shutter speed and ISO Sensitivity are displayed in the screen for a few seconds after recording.

  • Page 98

    Using the [REC] menu (Continued) [WHITE BALANCE] Adjust coloring to suit light source if colors otherwise appear unnatural. ■ Recording Mode: ■ Settings: [AWB] (automatic) / (outdoor, clear sky) / (outdoor, cloudy sky) / (outdoor, shade) / (Incandescent lighting) / (uses value set in (set manually) ●...

  • Page 99: Af Mode]

    For [REC] menu setting procedures (→20) [FACE RECOG.] Registering people that appear frequently in your pictures allows them to be given priority when aligning focus, and allows all pictures featuring them to be viewed collectively. For details (→78). [AF MODE] Method of aligning focus can be changed according to position and number of subjects.

  • Page 100

    Using the [REC] menu (Continued) Determined position for 1-area-focusing (High speed)/ Spot-focusing: focus 1-area-focusing: Focuses on smaller, Focuses on AF area in center of limited area. (1-area-focusing picture. (Recommended when (High speed: Focuses focus is difficult to align) faster than other settings)) AF area (1-area-focusing)

  • Page 101

    For [REC] menu setting procedures (→20) [PRE AF] Focus is continually aligned according to movement of subject even when shutter button is not pressed. (Increases battery consumption) ■ Recording Mode: ■ Settings: Setting Effect [OFF] Focus is not adjusted until the shutter button is pressed halfway. [Q-AF] The focus is automatically adjusted when camera blurring is small even when (Quick AF)

  • Page 102

    Using the [REC] menu (Continued) [I.EXPOSURE] Automatically adjusts contrast and exposure to give more lifelike colors when there is significant contrast between background and subject. ■ Recording Mode: ■ Settings: [OFF]/[LOW]/[STANDARD]/[HIGH] ● [LOW], [STANDARD] and [HIGH] indicate the amount of correction. ●...

  • Page 103

    For [REC] menu setting procedures (→20) [BURST] Enables a rapid succession of still pictures to be taken. Succession of still pictures taken while shutter button is held down. ■ Recording Mode: ■ Settings: No. of pictures ∗ [BURST] setting Speed No burst [OFF] Fine: Max.

  • Page 104: Color Effect]

    Using the [REC] menu (Continued) [DIGITAL ZOOM] Multiplies effect of Optical Zoom or Extended Optical Zoom by up to 4 times. For details (→43) ■ Recording Mode: ■ Settings: [OFF]/[ON] ● This is fixed to [ON] when [MACRO ZOOM] is set. [CONTINUOUS AF] Either allow the focus to be constantly adjusted during motion picture recording, or fix the focus position at the start of recording.

  • Page 105

    For [REC] menu setting procedures (→20) [PICT.ADJ.] The elements that determine picture quality are set for each item and the pictures you record are adjusted to your preferred picture quality. ■ Recording Mode: ■ Settings: Settings content Settings and effect –...

  • Page 106

    Using the [REC] menu (Continued) [AUDIO REC.] Sounds can also be recorded with pictures. This is useful for conversation or memo recording. ■ Recording Mode: ■ Settings: [OFF]/[ON] (Record approx. 5 seconds of sound ( displayed on screen)) ● To cancel recording → Press [MENU/SET]. ●...

  • Page 107: Clock Set]

    For [REC] menu setting procedures (→20) [CLOCK SET] Set the Clock. Same function as that in [SETUP] menu (→22). VQT2R20...

  • Page 108

    AVCHD Lite motion pictures cannot be played back on devices not compatible with AVCHD (such as conventional DVD recorders). Also, motion pictures recorded in [AVCHD Lite(GPS REC)] cannot be played back with Panasonic digital cameras (LUMIX) compatible with AVCHD (Lite) recording that were sold in or before 2009.

  • Page 109

    For [MOTION PICTURE] menu setting procedures (→20) ■ Settings: [AVCHD Lite(GPS REC)] in [REC MODE] Bit rate ∗ Setting Resolution Aspect ratio [GSH] 1280 x 720 17 Mbps [GH] 1280 x 720 13 Mbps 16:9 [GL] 1280 x 720 9 Mbps [AVCHD Lite] in [REC MODE] Bit rate ∗...

  • Page 110: Taking/viewing Clipboard Pictures Clipboard] Mode, Taking Clipboard Pictures, Viewing Clipboard Pictures

    Taking/viewing clipboard pictures [CLIPBOARD] Mode Mode: Useful for taking pictures of timetables and maps instead of taking memos. Regardless of presence of card, pictures will always be saved to the clipboard folder of the built-in memory, so that they can be distinguished from normal pictures and viewed immediately.

  • Page 111: Zoom Mark, Clipboard] Menu

    Zoom Mark Useful for enlarging and saving parts of maps, etc. ■ To register zoom enlarged size and position • To change zoom and Enlarge with Press position: Perform steps zoom lever and select position • To finish Zoom Mark setting: with ▲▼◄►...

  • Page 112: Using Quick Menu

    Using Quick menu Recording menu items can be called up easily. Set to Display Quick menu Press the button until the Quick menu is displayed Quick menu Select item and setting Select Press (Finished) Setting Item ■ GPS function operations When [ON] or is selected in the [GPS SETTING] item, the following operations are available:...

  • Page 113: Entering Text

    Entering Text Use the cursor buttons to enter names with the Face Recognition function and in Scene Modes [BABY] and [PET], or to register destinations in [TRAVEL DATE] etc. (On the setting screen of each menu) Display the character selection screen Select characters and press [MENU/SET] (repeat) •...

  • Page 114

    Viewing as list (Multi Playback/Calendar Playback) Playback Mode: You can view 12 (or 30) pictures at once (Multi Playback), or view all pictures taken on a certain date (Calendar Playback). Set to Zoom lever • To view pictures: press ◄► Set to multiple screen display Date recorded Picture no.

  • Page 115: Watching Motion Pictures Still Pictures With Audio

    Watching motion pictures/still pictures with audio Playback Mode: Motion pictures and still pictures with audio can be played back just as you view still pictures. Set to Set to a position other than Select the picture and start playback Motion picture recording time ■...

  • Page 116: Capturing Still Pictures From Motion Pictures

    Capturing still pictures from motion pictures Playback Mode: Save a scene from a motion picture as a still picture. Display the picture that you want to capture as a still picture by pausing a motion picture during playback ▲: Pause/playback ◄: Fast rewind (2 steps) (during pause) single-frame rewind ►: Fast forward (2 steps)

  • Page 117

    Splitting up motion pictures Playback Mode: A single motion picture can be split into 2 parts. This is convenient when you want to keep just the necessary scenes, or if you wish to delete unnecessary scenes to increase free space on your card, such as when traveling. Select [VIDEO DIVIDE] from [PLAYBACK] menu (→20) Select the motion picture to split with ◄►, and then press [MENU/SET]...

  • Page 118: Different Playback Methods Playback Mode]

    Different playback methods [PLAYBACK MODE] Playback Mode: Recorded pictures can be played back in a variety of ways. Set to Set to a position other than Display the screen for Playback Mode selection ■ [NORMAL PLAY] Select the Playback Mode from (→44) ■...

  • Page 119: Slide Show]

    [SLIDE SHOW] Automatically play pictures in order and to music. Recommended when viewing on TV screen. Select the playback method • [ ALL] : Play all • [PICTURE ONLY]: Plays back still pictures and still pictures with audio • [VIDEO ONLY]: Playback of motion pictures only •...

  • Page 120: Mode Play]

    Different playback methods [PLAYBACK MODE] (Continued) Playback Mode: ■ Operations during Slide Show During motion picture playback During still picture playback Pause/play Pause/play (When paused) Previous Next (While paused) (While paused) (During playback) Previous Next To start of motion picture being played ∗ Stop Stop Volume...

  • Page 121: Gps Area Play]

    For switching [PLAYBACK MODE] procedure (→118) [GPS AREA PLAY] You can select the place name or landmark of the place where pictures were recorded to play them back. Select the range of geographical region to play back Select a place name or landmark displayed First letter of place name or landmark displayed Displayed recording place View pictures...

  • Page 122: Travel Play]

    Different playback methods [PLAYBACK MODE] (Continued) Playback Mode: [TRAVEL PLAY] Play back only pictures recorded at your destination. ■ Play back by travel date Pictures can be played back by travel date if [TRAVEL SETUP] /[TRAVEL DATE] was set at the time of their recording. Select [TRAVEL DATE] •...

  • Page 123

    For switching [PLAYBACK MODE] procedure (→118) ■ Play back by destination Pictures can be played back by destination if [LOCATION] was set at the time of their recording. Select [LOCATION] Select the item • If there are many pictures, display may take some time. •...

  • Page 124: Category Play]

    Different playback methods [PLAYBACK MODE] (Continued) Playback Mode: [CATEGORY PLAY] Pictures can be classified automatically and viewed by category. Automatic classification starts when [CATEGORY PLAY] is selected from the Playback Mode selection menu. Select the Category [CATEGORY] Recording information such as Scene Modes Pictures taken using Face Recognition [PORTRAIT]/[i PORTRAIT]/...

  • Page 125: Favorite Play]

    For switching [PLAYBACK MODE] procedure (→118) [FAVORITE PLAY] Manually play pictures set in [FAVORITE] (displayed only when [FAVORITE] pictures are present and setting is [ON]). View pictures Previous Next ● Calendar display cannot be used. ● The following playback menus can only be set: [PLACE-NAME EDIT], [ROTATE DISP.], [PRINT SET]), [PROTECT] ●...

  • Page 126: Using The [playback] Menu, Calendar]/ [title Edit]

    Using the [PLAYBACK] menu Playback Mode: (Set mode dial to any except You can edit or protect recorded pictures. • Depending on the Playback Mode, some [PLAYBACK] menu items are not displayed. • New pictures are created after editing pictures with tools such as [TEXT STAMP] and [RESIZE].

  • Page 127: Place-name Edit Video Divide]

    For the [PLAYBACK] menu setting procedure (→20). [PLACE-NAME EDIT] You can edit place name information recorded by GPS function. Operation: Press [MENU/SET] on the playback screen and select → [PLAYBACK] menu → [PLACE-NAME EDIT] Select the picture Enter characters (Entering text (→113)) Select [YES] Select the location name or...

  • Page 128: Text Stamp]

    Using the [PLAYBACK] menu (Continued) Playback Mode: (Set mode dial to any except [TEXT STAMP] The recording date and time, location name information and the text registered in the [BABY], [PET] Scene Modes, [TRAVEL DATE] and [TITLE EDIT] are stamped on the still picture.

  • Page 129

    For the [PLAYBACK] menu setting procedure (→20). ■ Items that can be stamped [SHOOTING DATE] [W/O TIME]: Stamps recording date [WITH TIME]: Stamps recording date and time [NAME] : Stamp name registered in Face Recognition : Stamp name registered in [BABY] or [PET] [LOCATION] Stamp Destination registered in [TRAVEL MODE]’s [LOCATION] [TRAVEL DATE]...

  • Page 130: Resize]

    Using the [PLAYBACK] menu (Continued) Playback Mode: (Set mode dial to any except [RESIZE] Picture size can be reduced to facilitate e-mail attachment and use in web pages, etc. (Still pictures recorded at the smallest recording pixel level cannot be further reduced.) Set-up: Press [MENU/SET]→...

  • Page 131

    For the [PLAYBACK] menu setting procedure (→20). [CROPPING] Enlarge your still pictures and crop unwanted areas. [PLAYBACK] menu → Select [CROPPING] Set-up: Press [MENU/SET]→ Press ◄► to select a still picture, and then press [MENU/SET] Select area to crop Expand Change Crop position...

  • Page 132

    Using the [PLAYBACK] menu (Continued) Playback Mode: (Set mode dial to any except [ASPECT CONV.] Convert still pictures taken in for printing. Set-up: Press [MENU/SET] → [PLAYBACK] menu → Select [ASPECT CONV.] Select horizontal position Select and convert (Move portrait pictures using ▲▼) Select still picture taken in...

  • Page 133: Favorite]

    For the [PLAYBACK] menu setting procedure (→20). [FAVORITE] By labeling your favorite pictures with a star ( ), you can enjoy [SLIDE SHOW] or [FAVORITE PLAY] of these pictures only, or you can delete all pictures except your favorites (→45). [PLAYBACK] menu →...

  • Page 134: Print Set]

    Picture/picture no./date printing settings can be made for when printing with DPOF print- compatible shops or printers. (Ask at shop to check compatibility) For more information visit: http://panasonic.jp/dc/dpof_110/white_e.htm Set-up: Press [MENU/SET]→ [PLAYBACK] menu → Select [PRINT SET] Select [SINGLE] or [MULTI] Select picture ●...

  • Page 135: Protect]

    For the [PLAYBACK] menu setting procedure (→20). [PROTECT] Set protection to disable picture deletion. Prevents deletion of important pictures. Set-up: Press [MENU/SET] → [PLAYBACK] menu → Select [PROTECT] Select [SINGLE] or [MULTI] Select picture and make setting ● ● [SINGLE] [MULTI] •...

  • Page 136: Face Rec Edit]

    Using the [PLAYBACK] menu (Continued) Playback Mode: (Set mode dial to any except [FACE REC EDIT] Edit or delete the recognition information for pictures with mistaken Face Recognition. Operation: On the playback screen, press [MENU/SET] and select [PLAYBACK] menu → [FACE REC EDIT] Select [REPLACE] or Select the person to replace...

  • Page 137: Copy]

    ● The print settings and protection settings are not copied. Set them again after copying. ● Only pictures from Panasonic digital cameras (LUMIX) may be copied. ● Original pictures will not be deleted after copying (to delete pictures (→45)). ●...

  • Page 138: Keep The Recorded Still Pictures And Motion Pictures, Dubbing Playback Pictures Via Av Cables

    Keep the recorded still pictures and motion pictures The methods for copying still and motion pictures recorded with this camera to other devices vary according to the file format (JPEG, AVCHD Lite ∗ , Motion JPEG). Follow the ∗ correct method for your device. only Dubbing playback pictures via AV cables Available file types: Motion AVCHD Lite ∗...

  • Page 139: Use 'photofunstudio' To Copy To Your Computer

    Use ‘PHOTOfunSTUDIO’ to copy to your computer Available file types: Still JPEG/ Motion AVCHD Lite ∗ , Motion JPEG With the ‘PHOTOfunSTUDIO’ software on the supplied CD-ROM, a computer can be used to manage the recorded pictures. ● Main ‘PHOTOfunSTUDIO’ functions •...

  • Page 140: Using With Your Pc

    (Do not format the card. This will erase recorded pictures.) If the card is not recognized, refer to the following support website. http://panasonic.net/avc/sdcard/information/SDXC.html • Copied pictures can then be printed out or sent by e-mail using the ‘PHOTOfunSTUDIO’...

  • Page 141: Copying Still Pictures And Motion Pictures

    Some computers can read directly from the camera’s memory card. For details, see the manual for your computer. Copying still pictures and motion pictures Getting Ready: • Charge the battery sufficiently. Or, connect the AC adaptor (optional) and DC coupler (optional).

  • Page 142

    Using with your PC (Continued) You can save pictures to use on your computer by dragging and dropping folders and files into separate folders on your computer. ■ Folder and file names on computer DCIM (Still/motion pictures) 100_PANA (Up to 999 pictures/folder) P1000001.JPG ●...

  • Page 143

    ■ Playing motion pictures recorded in [AVCHD Lite(GPS REC)] or [AVCHD Lite] on your computer Use the ‘PHOTOfunSTUDIO’ software on the supplied CD-ROM. Save the motion picture to your computer, and play it back. ■ Playing motion pictures recorded in [MOTION JPEG] on your computer Use the ‘QuickTime’...

  • Page 144: Printing

    Printing Turn on power of camera You can connect directly to a PictBridge- compatible printer for printing. and printer Getting Ready: Connect camera to printer • Charge the battery sufficiently. Or, connect the AC adaptor (optional) and DC coupler • Please make sure you use the (optional).

  • Page 145: Printing Multiple Pictures, Print With Date And Text

    Some printers can print directly from the camera’s memory card. For details, see the manual for your printer. Printing multiple pictures Select [MULTI PRINT] in Select item Print step on the previous (See below for details) (Previous page page Scroll between pictures with ▲▼◄►, select pictures to print with the •...

  • Page 146: Making Print Settings On Camera

    Printing (Continued) Making print settings on camera (Make settings before selecting [PRINT START]) Select item Select setting Item Settings [PRINT WITH [OFF]/[ON] DATE] [NUM.OF Set number of pictures (up to 999 pictures) PRINTS] [A3] (297×420 mm) (printer takes priority) [10×15 cm] (100×150 mm) [L/3.5”×5”] (89×127 mm) [4”×6”]...

  • Page 147: Viewing On Tv Screen

    Insert the SD memory card into the SD card slot • Still pictures only can be played back. • AVCHD Lite motion pictures can be played back on Panasonic televisions (VIERA) displaying the AVCHD logo. To play motion pictures on other televisions, please connect the camera to the television with the AV cable (supplied).

  • Page 148

    High-definition TV compatible with HDMI to enjoy recorded pictures and motion pictures at high resolution. Connecting the camera to a Panasonic TV (VIERA) compatible with VIERA Link (HDMI) enables linked operation (VIERA Link). (→149) Preparation: •...

  • Page 149

    CEC-compatible devices. Refer to your product manual to verify compatibility with VIERA Link (HDMI). ● This camera supports VIERA Link (HDMI) Version 5. This is the latest Panasonic standard that also supports previous Panasonic VIERA Link devices. (As of December 2009) Preparation: •...

  • Page 150

    Viewing on TV screen (Continued) Select a picture with ▲▼◄►, and press [OK] • When operating, refer to the VIERA Link operating panel. Types of pictures displayed (switch between them with the red button) Operating panel ■ Switching Playback Mode You can press [SUB MENU] to switch between Playback Modes.

  • Page 151

    • If VIERA Link (HDMI) does not function correctly (→161) ● Do not use any other cables except a genuine Panasonic HDMI mini cable (optional). ● The shape of remote control will differ depending on the country or area where the TV was purchased.

  • Page 152

    List of LCD monitor displays In recording 11, 12 1 Recording Mode 13 Optical Image Stabilizer (→105)/ →31, 108, →33) Jitter alert (→37) Flash (→47) Metering Mode (→101) Recording quality (→108) Pre AF (→101) AF Tracking (→36, 99) Burst Mode (→103) Wind cut (→109) Auto Bracket (→54)

  • Page 153: In Playback

    Press the [DISPLAY] button to change display (→46). In playback 1 Playback Mode (→118) Recorded date and time Place name information ∗ (→84) Protected picture (→135) Destination ∗ (→92) Favorites (→133) Name ∗ (→65, 78) Text stamped display (→128) Title ∗ (→126) 2 Picture size (→95) Quality (→96) 8 Destination settings (→93)

  • Page 154: Message Displays

    Message displays [THIS MEMORY CARD CANNOT BE USED] ● A MultiMediaCard was inserted. → Not compatible with the camera. Use a compatible card. [THIS MEMORY CARD IS WRITE-PROTECTED] ● Unlock the write-protect switch on the card. (→16) [NO VALID PICTURE TO PLAY] ●...

  • Page 155

    → Message disappears when cable is also connected to another device. [THIS BATTERY CANNOT BE USED] ● Use a genuine Panasonic battery. ● Battery cannot be recognized as terminal is dirty. → Wipe any dirt away from the battery terminal.

  • Page 156

    Q&A Troubleshooting Battery, power Camera does not work even if power is turned on. ● Battery is not inserted correctly (→14), or needs recharging. LCD monitor shuts off even if power is turned on. ● [SLEEP MODE] is activated. (→24) →...

  • Page 157

    Try checking these items (→156 - 162) first. (Restoring menu settings to default values may solve certain problems. Try using [RESET] in [SETUP] menu in Recording Mode (→26).) Recording Cannot record pictures. ● REC/PLAY switch is not set to (record). ●...

  • Page 158

    Q&A (Continued) Troubleshooting Recording (continued) 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. Red banding may appear on the LCD monitor or part or the entire screen may have a reddish tint, when recording or pressing the shutter button halfway.

  • Page 159

    Flash No flash emitted. ● Flash set to [FORCED FLASH OFF] (→47). ● When set to [AUTO] , flash may not be emitted in certain conditions. ● Flash cannot be emitted in the [SCENERY], [PANORAMA ASSIST], [NIGHT SCENERY], [SUNSET], [HI-SPEED BURST], [STARRY SKY], [FIREWORKS], and [AERIAL PHOTO] Scene Modes, or when using [AUTO BRACKET] or [BURST].

  • Page 160

    In some cases, motion pictures and pictures with audio taken by this camera cannot be played back by digital cameras from other companies, and they also cannot be played in Panasonic digital cameras (LUMIX) that were sold before July 2008.

  • Page 161

    Computer does not recognize card. (When using an SDXC memory card) → Check whether your computer is compatible with SDXC memory cards. http://panasonic.net/avc/sdcard/information/SDXC.html → A message prompting you to format the card may appear when you connect it. Do not format the card.

  • Page 162

    Q&A (Continued) Troubleshooting Others Menu not displayed in desired language. ● Change [LANGUAGE] setting (→28). 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], [MULTI ASPECT], [BURST], [SELF PORTRAIT], [HI-SPEED BURST], and [FLASH BURST] Scene Modes, and [AUDIO REC.].

  • Page 163: Usage Cautions And Notes

    Usage cautions and notes When in use ● Camera may become warm if used for long periods of time, but this is not a fault. ● To avoid jitter, use a tripod and place in a stable location. (Especially when using telescopic zoom, lower shutter speeds, or self-timer) ●...

  • Page 164

    • Data containing personal information can be altered or lost due to malfunction, static electricity, accidents, breakdowns, repairs, or other operations. Panasonic will not be liable for any damage that occurs, direct or indirect, as a result of the alteration or loss of data containing personal information.

  • Page 165: User License Agreement For Location Name Data

    Restrictions. before using the location names that Except where you have been specifically are stored in this product. licensed to do so by Panasonic Corporation, and without limiting the preceding paragraph, you may not (a) User License Agreement for use this Data with any products, systems,...

  • Page 166

    This Data is provided to you “as is,” and PANASONIC CORPORATION AND you agree to use it at your own risk. ITS LICENSORS (INCLUDING THEIR Panasonic Corporation and its licensors LICENSORS AND SUPPLIERS) SHALL (and their licensors and suppliers) make no NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU: IN RESPECT...

  • Page 167

    These terms and conditions constitute purposes other than personal use without the entire agreement between Panasonic the permission of the copyright holder. Corporation (and its licensors, including their licensors and suppliers) and you...

  • Page 168

    Usage cautions and notes (Continued) Australia Copyright. Based on data provided under license from PSMA Australia Limited (www.psma.com.au). Austria © Bundesamt für Eich- und Vermessungswesen Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, © EuroGeographics Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Slovenia and/or Ukraine France source: Géoroute IGN France &...

  • Page 169

    ■ Countries and regions for which landmarks can be displayed and recorded Screen display Country or area Screen display Country or area IRELAND Republic of Ireland JAPAN Japan ALBANIA Albania ITALY Italy SAN MARINO San Marino ARGENTINA Argentina AUSTRALIA Australia VATICAN CITY STATE Vatican City KUWAIT...

  • Page 170

    Usage cautions and notes (Continued) Screen display Country or area SWITZERLAND Switzerland LIECHTENSTEIN Liechtenstein THAILAND Thailand TURKEY Turkey UKRAINE Ukraine MACEDONIA Macedonia ENGLAND England CHANNEL ISLANDS Channel Islands ISLE OF MAN Isle of Man NORTHERN IRELAND Northern Ireland SCOTLAND Scotland WALES Wales Puerto Rico...

  • Page 171

    ■ Countries and regions with no landmark information • Some location name information is available, such as country name, region name, and city or town name. Screen display Country or area Screen display Country or area CONGO, DEMOCRATIC Democratic Republic MAYOTTE Mayotte REPUBLIC...

  • Page 172

    Usage cautions and notes (Continued) Screen display Country or area Screen display Country or area VANUATU Vanuatu BOLIVIA Bolivia MICRONESIA, ECUADOR Ecuador Federated States of FEDERATED STATES SAINT PIERRE AND Saint Pierre and Micronesia MIQUELON Miquelon AMERICAN SAMOA American Samoa COLOMBIA Colombia COOK ISLANDS...

  • Page 173

    ■ Landmark types The following points of interest, such as tourist spots and public facilities, are displayed as landmarks. • Although about 30,000 landmarks are registered for Japan and about 500,000 are registered for countries other than Japan, note that some landmarks are not registered.

  • Page 174

    Recording picture/time capacity Recording picture capacity (still pictures) ● Varies according to [ASPECT RATIO] (→96), [PICTURE SIZE] (→95), or [QUALITY] (→96) settings. [ASPECT RATIO] 12 M 8 M EZ 5 M EZ 3 M EZ 0.3 M EZ [PICTURE SIZE] 4000×3000 3264×2448 2560×1920...

  • Page 175

    ● 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. ● When the number of recordable pictures exceeds 99,999, ‘+99999’ is displayed. 11.5 M 7.5 M EZ 4.5 M EZ 2.5 M EZ...

  • Page 176

    Recording picture/time capacity Recording picture capacity (still pictures) ● Varies according to [ASPECT RATIO] (→96), [PICTURE SIZE] (→95), or [QUALITY] (→96) settings. [ASPECT RATIO] 12 M 8 M EZ 5 M EZ 3 M EZ 0.3 M EZ [PICTURE SIZE] 4000×3000 3264×2448 2560×1920...

  • Page 177

    ● 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. ● When the number of recordable pictures exceeds 99,999, ‘+99999’ is displayed. 11.5 M 7.5 M EZ 4.5 M EZ 2.5 M EZ...

  • Page 178

    Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC in the United States and other countries. • HDAVI Control™ is a trademark of Panasonic Corporation. • “AVCHD”, “AVCHD Lite” and “AVCHD”, “AVCHD Lite” logo are trademarks of Panasonic Corporation and Sony Corporation.

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