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  • Page 1: Digital Camera

    More detailed owner’s manual is available in “Owner’s Manual for advanced features (PDF format)”. To read it, download it from the website. (→50) Register online at (U.S. customers only) If you have any questions, visit: USA : Canada :

  • Page 2

    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.

  • Page 3: Information For Your Safety

    Information for Your Safety WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock or product damage, • Do not expose this unit to rain, moisture, dripping or splashing. • Use only the recommended accessories. • Do not remove covers. • Do not repair this unit by yourself. Refer servicing to qualified service personnel.

  • Page 4

    THE FOLLOWING APPLIES ONLY IN THE U.S.A. Certification and Compliance See Camera for the certification and compliance mark specific to that device. 1 Select [Wi-Fi] in the [Setup] menu 2 Select [Wi-Fi Setup] in the [Wi-Fi] 3 Press to select [Approved Regulations], and press [MENU/SET] Contains FCC ID : VPYLBXN604 This transmitter must not be co-located or operated in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.

  • Page 5

    (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. Declaration of Conformity Trade Name: Panasonic Model No.: DMC-ZS100 DMC-ZS60 Responsible Party: Panasonic Corporation of North America Two Riverfront Plaza, Newark, NJ 07102-5490 Support Contact: SQT1166 (ENG)

  • Page 6

    THE FOLLOWING APPLIES ONLY IN CANADA. Certification and Compliance See Camera for the certification and compliance mark specific to that device. 1 Select [Wi-Fi] in the [Setup] menu 2 Select [Wi-Fi Setup] in the [Wi-Fi] 3 Press to select [Approved Regulations], and press [MENU/SET] CAN ICES-3(B)/NMB-3(B) Contains IC : 772C-LBXN604 This device complies with Industry Canada’s license-exempt RSSs.

  • Page 7

    ■ About the AC adaptor (supplied) CAUTION! To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock or product damage, • Do not install or place this unit in a bookcase, built-in cabinet or in another confined space. Ensure this unit is well ventilated. AC adaptor This AC adaptor operates on AC between 110V and 240V.

  • Page 8: About The Battery Pack

    ■ About the battery pack CAUTION 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. •...

  • Page 9: Cautions For Use

    ■ Cautions for Use • Use a “High Speed HDMI micro cable” with the HDMI logo. Cables that do not comply with the HDMI standards will not work. “High Speed HDMI micro cable” (Type D-Type A plug, up to 2 m (6.6 feet) long) Keep this unit as far away as possible from electromagnetic equipment (such as microwave ovens, TVs, video games etc.).

  • Page 10: Table Of Contents

    Contents ■ Playback Information for Your Safety ...... 3 ■ Preparations Viewing your pictures ......41 ■ [Light Composition] ........ 42 ■ Before use..........11 ■ Standard accessories ......12 Wi-Fi ■ Names and Functions of Main Parts ..14 ■ What you can do with the ■...

  • Page 11: Preparations

    Preparations Preparations Before use ■ Camera handling ● Keep the camera away from excessive vibration, force, or pressure. ● The camera is not dust resistant, splash resistant, or waterproof. Avoid using the camera in places with excessive dust or sand, or where water can come into contact with the camera.

  • Page 12: Standard Accessories

    Preparations Standard accessories Check that all the accessories are supplied before using the camera. Part numbers are as of January 2016. These may be subject to change. Battery pack Hand strap DMW-BLG10PP VFC4297 • Charge the battery before use. USB connection cable •...

  • Page 13

    – The following SD standard-based cards (Panasonic brand recommended) can be used. Operation has been confirmed when using a Panasonic brand card. SD Memory Card (512 MB to 2 GB)/SDHC Memory Card (4 GB to 32 GB)/ SDXC Memory Card (48 GB to 128 GB) –...

  • Page 14: Names And Functions Of Main Parts

    Preparations Names and Functions of Main Parts ZS100 9 10 18 19 20 35 36 37 SQT1166 (ENG)

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    Preparations ZS60 9 10 35 36 37 SQT1166 (ENG)

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    18 [LVF] button (→25)/[Fn4] button ZS100 ● Flash open lever Always use the supplied AC adaptor or a genuine Panasonic AC adaptor ZS100 [AF/AE LOCK] button (DMW-AC10PP: optional). (→67) • You can take pictures by locking the When using an AC adaptor (DMW- focus and/or exposure.

  • Page 17: Inserting And Removing The Battery Or Sd Memory Card (optional)

    Lever Pull out Press ● Always use genuine Panasonic batteries (DMW-BLG10PP). ● If you use other batteries, we cannot guarantee the quality of this product. ● Keep the Memory Card out of reach of children to prevent swallowing.

  • Page 18: Charging The Battery

    Preparations Charging the battery • The battery that can be used with this unit is DMW-BLG10PP. • The battery is not charged when the camera is shipped. Charge the battery before use. • We recommend charging in a location where the ambient temperature is between 10 °C and 30 °C (50 °F to 86 °F).

  • Page 19

    Preparations ■ Charging lamp On: Charging in progress Off: Charging stops (After charging stops, disconnect the camera from the electrical outlet or your computer.) Flashing: Charging error (→59) ■ Charging time (When using the AC adaptor (supplied)) Approx. 190 min. ●...

  • Page 20: Setting The Clock

    Preparations Setting the clock The clock is not set when the camera is shipped. Turn the camera on Press [MENU/SET] Press to select the language and press [MENU/SET] • The [Please set the clock] message appears. Press [MENU/SET] Press to select the items (year, month, day, hour, minute), and press to set Press [MENU/SET]...

  • Page 21: Basics

    Basics Basics Basic operations Zoom lever (Use zoom) Capture a wider area Enlarge the subject (wide-angle) (telephoto) ■ Zoom types and use Optical Zoom: You can zoom in without degrading the picture quality. Maximum magnification: ZS100 ZS60 Extended optical zoom: This function works when picture sizes with [ ] have been selected in [Picture Size].

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    Basics Shutter button (Taking pictures) • Press the [ ] button ( ) to set the drive mode to [ ] ([Single]). Press the shutter button halfway (press lightly) to focus on the subject • The aperture value and shutter speed are displayed. (If the aperture value and shutter speed are shown in red and flashing, you do not have the appropriate exposure, unless you are using the flash.)

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    Basics Mode dial (Select the recording mode) Set to the desired recording mode • Rotate the mode dial slowly to select the desired mode. Intelligent Auto Mode (→29) Take pictures with automatic settings. Intelligent Auto Plus Mode (→29) Allow you to adjust the brightness (exposure) and color hue as desired. Program AE Mode Take pictures with automatic shutter speed and aperture value settings.

  • Page 24: Function Buttons

    Basics Function buttons • [Fn1] to [Fn4] are buttons on the camera. • [Fn5] to [Fn9] are touch icons. They are displayed by touching the [ ] tab on the recording screen. • You can assign frequently-used functions to particular buttons with [Fn Button Set] in [Custom] menu.

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    Basics [ ] (Focus mode) ( ) • [AF] – Focus is set automatically when the shutter button is pressed halfway. • [ ] ([AF Macro])  – You can take pictures of a subject as close as 5 cm (0.16 feet) /3 cm ...

  • Page 26

    Basics Control ring/Rear dial ZS100 Control ring/Control dial ZS60 You can perform frequently used operations and settings directly. Items that can be set vary depending on recording modes. Following are the pre- assigned settings. ZS100 Rear dial  Mode dial Control ring ZS60 Control dial...

  • Page 27

    Basics Touch screen (Touch operations) Touch screen of this unit is capacitive. Touch the panel directly with your bare finger. Touch To touch and release the touch screen. Be sure to touch the center of the desired icon. Drag To touch and slide your finger across the touch screen.

  • Page 28: Setting The Menu

    Basics Setting the menu You can use the menu to set camera and recording functions, operate playback functions, and perform other operations. • The setting methods vary depending on the menu item. Press [MENU/SET] to bring up the menu Press to select the menu item and press [MENU/SET] Press...

  • Page 29: Recording

    Recording Recording Taking pictures with automatic settings (Intelligent Auto Mode) Recording mode: This mode is recommended for those who want to point and shoot as the camera optimizes settings to match the subject and recording environment. Set mode dial to [ •...

  • Page 30: Recording 4k Photos

    Recording Recording 4K photos Recording mode: You can select the desired moment from a burst of 4K photos taken at 30 frames/ second and save that moment as a picture of approx. 8 million pixels. Record a 4K photo Select and save pictures The picture is complete •...

  • Page 31

    Recording For capturing unpredictable photo opportunities Burst recording starts when the shutter button is pressed and stops when pressed again. Start and stop tones will be heard.  • Audio recording: Available [4K Burst(S/S)] Start (First) “S/S” is an Stop (Second) abbreviation of Recording is performed “Start/Stop”.

  • Page 32

    Recording ● If the surrounding temperature is high, or 4K photos are recorded continuously, or the temperature of the camera rises, [ ] may be displayed and recording may be stopped halfway through to protect the camera. Wait until the camera cools down.

  • Page 33: [post Focus]

    Recording [Post Focus] Recording mode: You can record bursts of photos with the same quality as a 4K photo while automatically changing the focus point ([Post Focus] recording). After recording, you can select a point on the screen to save a picture with that point as the focus point.

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    Recording ● If the surrounding temperature is high, or [Post Focus] recording is performed continuously, or the temperature of the camera rises, [ ] may be displayed and recording may be stopped halfway through to protect the camera. Wait until the camera cools down.

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    Recording ■ Making fine adjustments to focus Touch [ • The picture can be enlarged. Drag the slide bar to make fine adjustments to focus • The same operation can be performed using Touch [ ] to save the picture •...

  • Page 36: Recording Motion Pictures

    Recording Recording motion pictures Recording mode: You can record full high-definition quality images that comply with the AVCHD standard, as well as motion pictures recorded in MP4. You can also record a 4K motion picture in MP4. Audio is recorded in stereo. ■...

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    Recording Press the motion picture button to start Recording state indicator recording • Recording of motion picture appropriate for each motion picture mode is possible. • While you are recording motion pictures, the recording status indicator (red) will flash. • If some information is no longer displayed on the Elapsed recording screen, press the [DISP.] button or touch the monitor.

  • Page 38: Recording 4k Motion Pictures

    Recording ● Motion pictures with their file size set to [4K] in [MP4]: Recording stops when the continuous recording time exceeds 15 minutes. When you are using an SDHC memory card, you can continue recording without interruption even if the file exceeds 4 GB, but the motion picture file will be recorded and played back in separate files.

  • Page 39: [4k Live Cropping]

    Recording [4K Live Cropping] Recording mode: You can pan while recording subjects without horizontal shaking of the camera, and you can zoom in and out during motion picture recording without using zoom. During recording, you can crop your video down from the 4K angle of view (3840×2160) to Full High Definition (1920×1080) by capturing the subject at a wide angle of view and setting a crop start frame and crop end frame.

  • Page 40

    Recording Set the crop start frame Start Start Size Size Reset Reset Set the crop end frame Crop start frame Size Size Fn1 Adjust. Reset Reset Crop end frame Frame size Movement of the image on the screen Start frame End frame Pan (move right and left) Same...

  • Page 41: Playback

    Playback Playback Viewing your pictures Press the playback button • When the camera is switched to the playback screen from the recording screen, the lens barrel is retracted after approx. 15 seconds. Press to select a picture to be displayed •...

  • Page 42: [light Composition]

    Playback [Light Composition] Select multiple frames from 4K burst files recorded in 4K Photo mode (→30) that you wish to combine. Parts of the image that are brighter than the preceding frame will be superimposed on the preceding frame to combine the frames into one picture.

  • Page 43

    Playback Press [MENU/SET] Preview Preview The selected frames are remembered, and the display goes to the preview screen. Next to select items and press [MENU/SET] to Reselect perform the following operations. Save – [Next]: Lets you select more frames for combining.

  • Page 44: Wi-fi

    Wi-Fi Wi-Fi ® What you can do with the Wi-Fi function ● Operating the camera by connecting it to a smartphone You can easily set up a direct connection to your smartphone without entering a password. • Taking pictures via a smartphone (→47) •...

  • Page 45: Operating The Camera By Connecting It To A Smartphone

    Wi-Fi Operating the camera by connecting it to a smartphone Installing the smartphone app “Panasonic Image App” The “Image App” is an application provided by Panasonic. Supported OS Android™: Android 4.0 or later iOS: iOS 7.0 or later Installation procedure Connect your device to a network (Android) Select “Google Play...

  • Page 46: Connecting To A Smartphone

    Wi-Fi Connecting to a smartphone You can easily establish a Wi-Fi connection on this unit without entering a password on your smartphone. Select the menu on the camera → [Setup] → [Wi-Fi] → [Wi-Fi Function] → [New Connection] → [Remote Shooting & View] •...

  • Page 47: Playing Back Pictures In The Camera On A Smartphone

    Wi-Fi ■ Closing the connection (On the camera) On the recording standby screen, terminate the connection from the menu of the camera → [Setup] → [Wi-Fi] → [Wi-Fi Function] → [Yes] (On your smartphone) Close “Image App” • For details on how to close the application, refer to the operating instructions of your device.

  • Page 48: Others

    You can also correct still pictures, edit motion pictures, or write to DVD. • Check the website below to download/install the software. The software is available for download until the end of March 2021. • Operating environment ® Windows 10 (32-bit/64-bit) ®...

  • Page 49

    Others SILKYPIX Developer Studio SE This software develops and edits RAW file pictures. Edited pictures can be saved in a file format such as JPEG or TIFF that can be displayed on a PC, etc. • Check the website below to download/install the software. ®...

  • Page 50: Reading The Owner's Manual (pdf Format)

    Others Reading the Owner’s Manual (PDF format) More detailed operating instructions are available in “Owner’s Manual for advanced features (PDF format)”. To read it, download it from the website. DMC-ZS100 DMC-ZS60 DMC-ZS100 DMC-ZS60 • Click the desired language.

  • Page 51

    Others ■ Confirming URLs and QR codes with the camera Set the menu → [Setup] → [Online Manual] to select [URL display] or [QR Code display] and press [MENU/SET] • The URL or QR code will be displayed on the camera monitor. ●...

  • Page 52: List Of Monitor/viewfinder Displays

    Others List of monitor/viewfinder displays • The following images are examples of when the display screen is set to [ (monitor style) in the monitor. In recording Elapsed recording XXhXXmXXs  time Recording mode (→23) Simultaneous recording Custom Set indicator [Photo Style] Automatic switching Flash Mode...

  • Page 53

    Others  [Quality] Name  120fps [High Speed Video] Travel elapsed days  [Post Focus] (→33) Age in years/months  [AFS/AFF/AFC]/MF Location  AF Mode Current date/time  Travel destination setting [Pull Focus] Exposure meter [Face Recog.] Zoom (→21) AF Lock Burst [4K PHOTO] (→30) AF area...

  • Page 54

    Others Touch tab ZS100 Touch zoom [Dial Guide] ZS60 Touch Shutter [Touch AE] White Balance Bracket [Peaking] White Balance Fine Adjustment White Balance Function buttons (→24) Coloring Number of recordable Coloring  pictures Defocus control Available recording RXXmXXs function  ...

  • Page 55

    Others  [h], [m] and [s] indicate “hour”, “minute” and “second”.  This is displayed for about 5 seconds when the camera is turned on if the [Profile Setup] setting is set.  This is displayed for about 5 seconds when the camera is turned on, after setting the clock and after switching from Playback Mode to Recording mode.

  • Page 56: Menu List

    Others Menu list • The [Photo Style], [Filter Settings], [Sensitivity], [AF Mode], [AFS/AFF/AFC], [Metering Mode], [Highlight Shadow], [i.Dynamic], [i.Resolution], ZS100 [Diffraction Compensation], [i.Zoom] and [Digital Zoom] menu items are common for both [Rec] and [Motion Picture] menus. If a setting in one menu is changed, the setting with the same name in other menu will also be changed automatically.

  • Page 57: Motion Picture

    Others [Motion Picture] [4K Live Cropping] [Exposure Mode] [Flkr Decrease] [Snap Movie] [High Speed Video] [Silent Operation] [Rec Format] [Continuous AF] [Wind Noise Canceller] [Rec Quality] [Level Shot] [Zoom Mic] [Custom] [Cust.Set Mem.] [AF+MF] [LVF Disp.Style] [Silent Mode] [MF Assist] [Monitor Disp.

  • Page 58

    Others [Setup] [Online Manual] [Monitor Luminance] [Version Disp.] [Clock Set] [Economy] [Exposure Comp. Reset] [World Time] [USB Mode] [Self Timer Auto Off] [Travel Date] [TV Connection] [No.Reset] [Wi-Fi] [m/ft] [Reset] [Beep] [Menu Resume] [Reset Wi-Fi Settings] [Live View Mode] [Menu Background] [Demo Mode] [Monitor Display]/ [Menu Information]...

  • Page 59: Q&a Troubleshooting

    Others Q&A Troubleshooting • Performing [Reset] in the [Setup] menu may resolve the issue. • Further information is provided in the “Owner’s Manual for advanced features (PDF format)”. Check it together with the information in this section. The charging lamp blinks. •...

  • Page 60

    Others It cannot connect to the wireless LAN. Radio waves get disconnected. Wireless access point is not displayed. General tips for using a Wi-Fi connection • Use within the communication range of the wireless LAN network. • If any device, such as microwave oven, cordless phone, etc., that uses 2.4 GHz frequency are used nearby this unit simultaneously, radio waves may get interrupted.

  • Page 61: Specifications

    Others Specifications Digital Camera: Information for your safety Power Source DC 8.4 V ( 8.4 V) Power ZS100 Consumption 2.3 W (When recording with monitor) 2.7 W (When recording with viewfinder) 1.5 W (When playing back with monitor) 1.5 W (When playing back with viewfinder) ZS60 2.2 W (When recording with monitor) 2.6 W (When recording with viewfinder)

  • Page 62

    Others Lens ZS100 Optical 10x zoom f=9.1 mm to 91 mm (35 mm film camera equivalent: 25 mm to 250 mm) Max. Wide: F2.8 to F8.0 Max. Tele: F5.9 to F8.0 ZS60 Optical 30x zoom f=4.3 mm to 129 mm (35 mm film camera equivalent: 24 mm to 720 mm) Max.

  • Page 63

    Others Minimum ZS100 Illumination Approx. 9 lx (when i-Low light is used, the shutter speed is 1/30th of a second) ZS60 Approx. 10 lx (when i-Low light is used, the shutter speed is 1/30th of a second) Shutter speed ZS100 Still picture: T (Time) (Max.

  • Page 64

    Others Exposure (AE) Program AE (P)/Aperture-priority AE (A)/ Shutter-priority AE (S)/Manual exposure (M)/AUTO Exposure Compensation (1/3 EV steps, -5 EV to +5 EV) [Metering Mode] Multiple/Center weighted/Spot Monitor 3.0″ TFT LCD (3:2) (Approx. 1,040,000 dots) (field of view ratio about 100%) Touch screen Viewfinder 0.2″...

  • Page 65

    Others ® Audio compression AVCHD: Dolby Digital (2 ch) format MP4: AAC (2 ch) Interface Digital USB 2.0 (High Speed) Terminal [HDMI] Micro HDMI Type D [CHARGE] USB 2.0 micro-B Dimensions ZS100 Approx. 110.5 mm (W) x 64.5 mm (H) x 44.3 mm (D) [4.35″...

  • Page 66

    2412 MHz to 2462 MHz (1 to 11 ch) (central frequency) Encryption method Wi-Fi compliant WPA™/WPA2™ Access method Infrastructure mode ■ AC adaptor (Panasonic SAE0012A): Information for your safety Input: 110 V – 240 V 50/60 Hz 0.2 A Output: 1.0 A ■...

  • Page 67: Digital Camera Accessory System

    Part numbers are as of January 2016. These may be subject to change. ● Some optional accessories may not be available in some countries. ● (For U.S.A. only) To order optional accessories please visit or your local Photo Specialty Dealer. SQT1166 (ENG)

  • Page 68: Limited Warranty (only For U.s.a.)

    Limited Warranty Coverage (For USA Only) If your product does not work properly because of a defect in materials or workmanship, Panasonic Corporation of North America (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...

  • Page 69

    Owner’s Manual, and send it prepaid, adequately insured and packed well in a carton box. When shipping Lithium Ion batteries please visit our Web Site at as Panasonic is committed to providing the most up to date information. Include a letter detailing the complaint, a return address and provide a daytime phone number where you can be reached.

  • Page 70

    Service Center. If the problem is not handled to your satisfaction, then write to: Consumer Affairs Department Panasonic Corporation of North America 661 Independence Pkwy Chesapeake, VA 23320 PARTS AND SERVICE, WHICH ARE NOT COVERED BY THIS LIMITED WARRANTY, ARE YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.

  • Page 71: Customer Services Directory

    Panasonic gear Go to Get everything you need to get the most out of your Panasonic products Accessories & Parts for your Camera, Phone, A/V products, TV, Computers & Networking, Personal Care, Home Appliances, Headphones, Batteries, Backup Chargers & more…...

  • Page 72: Limited Warranty (only For Canada)

    This warranty is given only to the original purchaser, or the person for whom it was purchased as a gift, of a Panasonic brand product mentioned above sold by an authorized Panasonic dealer in Canada and purchased and used in Canada, which product was not sold “as is”, and which product was delivered to you in new...

  • Page 73

    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 Panasonic Canada Inc., or failures which result from accidents, misuse, abuse, neglect, mishandling, misapplication,...

  • Page 74

    Logo 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 Progressive” and the “AVCHD Progressive” logo are trademarks of Panasonic Corporation and Sony Corporation.

  • Page 75

    SQT1166 (ENG)

  • Page 76

    Panasonic Corporation of North America Two Riverfront Plaza, Newark, NJ 07102-5490 Panasonic Canada Inc. 5770 Ambler Drive Mississauga, Ontario L4W 2T3 © Panasonic Corporation 2016 Printed in China...

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  • Larry Dec 23, 2017 06:50:
    Icons are too fuzzy. Cannot discern what they are. Impopssibl​e!