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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH1 Basic Operating Instructions Manual

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Basic Operating Instructions

please read the instructions completely.
Please also refer to Operating
Instructions (PDF format)
recorded on the CD-ROM
containing the Operating Instructions
(supplied).
You can learn about advanced operation methods
and check the Troubleshooting.

Digital Camera

DMC-FH20
Model No.
DMC-FH3
DMC-FH1
VQT2K50

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  Summary of Contents for Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH1

  • Page 1: Basic Operating Instructions

    (supplied). You can learn about advanced operation methods and check the Troubleshooting. For USA and Puerto Rico assistance, please call: 1-800-211-PANA(7262) or, contact us via the web at: http://www.panasonic.com/contactinfo Basic Operating Instructions Model No. please read the instructions completely. Digital Camera...
  • Page 2 Camera information source. Please note that the actual controls and components, menu items, etc. of your Digital Camera may look somewhat different from those shown in the illustrations in these Operating Instructions.
  • 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 APPARATUS TO RAIN, MOISTURE, DRIPPING OR SPLASHING AND THAT NO OBJECTS FILLED WITH LIQUIDS, SUCH AS VASES, SHALL BE PLACED ON THE APPARATUS. •...
  • Page 4 Panasonic Model No.: DMC-FH20 DMC-FH3 DMC-FH1 Responsible party: Panasonic Corporation of North America One Panasonic Way, Secaucus, NJ 07094 Support Contact: Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company 1-800-211-PANA (7262) This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject...
  • Page 5 ∫ 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 6: Battery Charger

    AC outlet configuration. ∫ Cautions for Use • Always use a genuine Panasonic AC adaptor (DMW-AC5PP; optional). • Do not use any other AV cables except the supplied one. • Do not use any other USB connection cables except the supplied one.
  • Page 7 -If you see this symbol- Information on Disposal in other Countries outside the European Union This symbol is only valid in the European Union. If you wish to discard this product, please contact your local authorities or dealer and ask for the correct method of disposal.
  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    Reading the Operating Instructions (PDF format) ... 23 Specifications ... 25 Digital Camera Accessory System... 28 Digital Camera Accessory Order Form ... 29 Limited Warranty (ONLY FOR U.S.A. AND PUERTO RICO) ... 30 ∫ About illustrations in these operating instructions The procedure is described for DMC-FH1 as an example.
  • Page 9: Standard Accessories

    • For information about optional accessories, refer to the Camera Accessory System • If any accessories are lost, customers should contact Panasonic’s parts department at 1 800 833-9626 for further information about obtaining replacement parts. “ Digital ”...
  • Page 10: Names Of The Components

    Names of the Components Flash Lens Self-timer indicator AF assist lamp LCD monitor [MENU/SET] button [DISPLAY] button [Q.MENU]/Delete button [MODE] button [REC]/[PLAYBACK] selector switch 10 Cursor buttons A: 3/Exposure compensation B: 4/Macro Mode C: 2/Self-timer button D: 1/Flash setting button In these operating instructions, the cursor buttons are described as shown in the figure below or described with 3/4/2/1.
  • Page 11 21 Card/Battery door 22 Release lever 23 DC coupler cover • When using an AC adaptor, ensure that the Panasonic DC coupler (DMW-DCC4; optional) and AC adaptor (DMW-AC5PP; optional) are used. • We recommend you use a battery with sufficient battery power or the AC adaptor when recording motion pictures.
  • Page 12: Charging The 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 13 • Temperature: 23 oC (73.4 oF)/Humidity: 50% when LCD monitor is on. • Using a Panasonic SD Memory Card (32 MB). • Starting recording 30 seconds after the camera is turned on. (When the Optical Image Stabilizer function is set to [AUTO].) •...
  • Page 14: About The Built-In Memory/The Card

    ¢ SD speed class is the speed standard regarding continuous writing. • Please confirm the latest information on the following website. http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/dsc/ (This Site is English only.) Note • Keep the Memory Card out of reach of children to prevent swallowing.
  • Page 15: Inserting And Removing The Card (Optional)/The Battery

    Inserting and Removing the Card (optional)/the Battery • Check that this unit is turned off. • We recommend using a Panasonic card. Slide the release lever in the direction of the arrow and open the card/battery door. • Always use genuine Panasonic batteries (CGA-S/106B;...
  • Page 16: Setting Date/Time (Clock Set)

    Setting Date/Time (Clock Set) • The clock is not set when the camera is shipped. Turn the camera on. A [MENU/SET] button B Cursor buttons Press [MENU/SET]. Press 2/1 to select the items (year, month, day, hour, minute, display sequence or time display format), and press 3/4 to set.
  • Page 17: Setting The Menu

    Setting the Menu This section describes how to select the Normal Picture Mode settings, and the same setting can be used for the [PLAYBACK] menu and [SETUP] menu as well. Example: Setting [AF MODE] from [ Press [MENU/SET] to display the menu. Press 3/4 to select [AF MODE], and then press 1.
  • Page 18: Selecting The [Rec] Mode

    Selecting the [REC] Mode Intelligent Auto Mode ¦ The subjects are recorded using settings automatically selected by the camera. ∫ To select a [REC] modes from the [REC] modes list Turn the camera on. A [MENU/SET] button B [REC]/[PLAYBACK] selector switch C [MODE] button Slide the [REC]/[PLAYBACK] selector switch to [!].
  • Page 19: Taking Pictures Using The Automatic Function ( Ñ :Intelligent Auto Mode)

    ñ [REC] Mode: Taking pictures using the automatic function (ñ:Intelligent Auto Mode) The camera will set the most appropriate settings to match the subject and the recording conditions so we recommend this mode for beginners or those who want to leave the settings to the camera and take pictures easily. Slide the [REC]/[PLAYBACK] selector switch to [!].
  • Page 20: Scene Detection

    When the camera identifies the optimum scene, the icon of the scene concerned is displayed in blue for 2 seconds, after which its color changes to the usual red. > [i-PORTRAIT] ¦ [i-SCENERY] [i-MACRO] [i-NIGHT PORTRAIT] [i-NIGHT SCENERY] [i-SUNSET] • ] is set if none of the scenes are applicable, and the standard settings are ¦...
  • Page 21: Motion Picture Mode

    [REC] Mode: Motion Picture Mode Slide the [REC]/[PLAYBACK] selector switch to [!], and then press [MODE]. Press 3/4 to select [MOTION PICTURE], and then press [MENU/SET]. Press the shutter button halfway to focus and then press it fully to start recording.
  • Page 22: Playing Back Pictures ([Normal Play])

    [PLAYBACK] Mode: Playing back Pictures Slide the [REC]/[PLAYBACK] selector switch A to [(]. Press 2/1 to select the picture. • After selecting the motion picture, press 3 to start playback [PLAYBACK] Mode: Deleting Pictures Once deleted, pictures cannot be recovered. •...
  • Page 23: Reading The Operating Instructions (Pdf Format)

    Reading the Operating Instructions (PDF format) • You have practised the basic operations introduced in these operating instructions and want to progress to advanced operations. • You want to check the Troubleshooting. In these kinds of situations refer to Operating Instructions (PDF format) recorded on the CD-ROM containing the Operating Instructions (supplied).
  • Page 24 OS from the following Web Site. http://get.adobe.com/reader/otherversions ∫ To uninstall the Operating Instructions (PDF format) Delete the PDF file from the “Program Files\Panasonic\Lumix\” folder. • When the contents in the Program Files folder cannot be displayed, click the [Show the contents of this folder] to display them.
  • Page 25: Specifications

    Specifications Digital Camera: Power Source: Power Consumption: Camera effective pixels: Image sensor: Lens: Digital zoom: Extended optical zoom: Focus range: Shutter system: Burst recording Burst speed: Information for your safety DC 5.1 V 1.1 W (When recording) (DMC-FH20) 1.0 W (When recording) (DMC-FH3/DMC-FH1) 0.6 W (When playing back)
  • Page 26: Recordable Pictures

    Number of recordable pictures: Hi-speed burst Burst speed: Number of recordable pictures: Shutter speed: Exposure (AE): Metering mode: LCD monitor: Flash: Microphone: Speaker: Recording media: Recording file format Still Picture: Motion pictures: Interface Digital: Analog video/ audio: VQT2K50 (ENG) Depends on the remaining capacity of the built-in memory/ card.
  • Page 27 Terminal [AV OUT/DIGITAL]: Dedicated jack (8 pin) Dimensions: Mass (Weight): Operating temperature: Operating humidity: 10% to 80% Language select: Battery Charger (Panasonic DE-A59B): Input: Output: Equipment mobility: Movable Battery Pack (lithium-ion) (Panasonic CGA-S/106B): Voltage/capacity: Approx. 100.0 mm (W)k56.5 mm (H)k27.8 mm (D) [3.9q(W)k2.3q(H)k1.1q(D)] (DMC-FH20)/...
  • Page 28: Digital Camera Accessory System

    Digital Camera Accessory System Accessory# DMW-BCF10PP DMW-AC5PP DMW-DCC4 RP-SDW64GU1K RP-SDW48GU1K RP-SDW32GU1K RP-SDW16GU1K RP-SDW08GU1K RP-SDW04GU1K RP-SDP16GU1K RP-SDP08GU1K RP-SDP04GU1K RP-SDP02GU1K RP-SDR08GU1A RP-SDR04GU1A RP-SDR02GU1A Product numbers correct as of January 2010. These may be subject to change. ¢ Ensure that the AC adaptor (DMW-AC5PP; optional) and DC coupler (DMW-DCC4;...
  • Page 29: Digital Camera Accessory Order Form

    City TO OBTAIN ANY OF OUR DIGITAL CAMERA ACCESSORIES YOU CAN DO ANY OF CALL PANASONIC’S ACCESSORY ORDER LINE AT 1-800-332-5368 MAIL THIS ORDER TO: PANASONIC SERVICE AND TECHNOLOGY COMPANY Price Each Your State & Local Sales Tax Shipping & Handling...
  • Page 30: Limited Warranty (Only For U.s.a. And Puerto Rico)

    Limited Warranty Coverage (For USA and Puerto Rico Only) If your product does not work properly because of a defect in materials or workmanship, Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company (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)
  • Page 31 Mail-In Service For assistance in the U.S.A. and Puerto Rico in obtaining repairs, please ship the product prepaid to: Panasonic Exchange Center 4900 George McVay Drive Suite B McAllen, TX 78503 panacare us.panasonic.com When shipping the unit, carefully pack, include all accessories, and send it prepaid, adequately insured and preferably in the original carton.
  • Page 32 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 or damage to media or images, data or other memory or recorded content.
  • Page 33 Monday-Friday 9am-9pm, Saturday-Sunday 10am-7pm EST For hearing or speech impaired TTY users, TTY: 1-877-833-8855 Accessory Purchases (United States and Puerto Rico) 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...
  • Page 34 • Other names, company names, and product names printed in these instructions are trademarks or registered trademarks of the companies concerned. Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company, Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America One Panasonic Way, Secaucus, NJ 07094  Panasonic Corporation 2010 Printed in China...