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Basic Owner's Manual

Digital Camera

DC-FZ80
Model No.
DVQX1136ZA
M0117KZ0

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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. (→61) Register online at http://shop.panasonic.com/support (U.S. customers only) If you have any questions, visit: USA : http://shop.panasonic.com/support Canada : www.panasonic.ca/english/support...
  • 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 (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. Declaration of Conformity Trade Name: Panasonic Model No.: DC-FZ80 Responsible Party: Panasonic Corporation of North America Two Riverfront Plaza, Newark, NJ 07102-5490 Support Contact: http://shop.panasonic.com/support DC-FZ80...
  • Page 5 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 licence-exempt RSSs.
  • Page 6: 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 7: Cautions For Use

    ■ Cautions for Use • Do not use any other USB connection cables except the supplied one. • 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”...
  • Page 8 • To clean your camera, remove the battery, the DC coupler (DMW-DCC6: optional) or a card, or disconnect the power plug from the outlet, and wipe with a soft, dry cloth. • Do not press the monitor with excessive force. •...
  • Page 9: Table Of Contents

    Contents ■ Information for Your Safety ...... 3 Playback ■ Preparations Viewing your pictures ......41 ■ [Light Composition] ........ 42 ■ Before use..........10 ■ Menu Standard accessories ......11 ■ Names and Functions of Main Parts ..12 ■ Menu list ...........
  • Page 10: Preparations

    Preparations Before use ■ Camera handling Keep the camera away from excessive vibration, force, or pressure. ● Avoid using the camera under the following conditions, which may damage the lens, monitor, viewfinder, or camera body. This may also cause the camera to malfunction or prevent recording. •...
  • Page 11: Standard Accessories

    SDXC Memory Card (48 GB to 128 GB) – Depending on recording conditions, the required card differs. (For U.S.A. only) • If accessories are lost, customers can visit us at http://shop.panasonic.com/support for further information about obtaining replacement parts. (For Canada only) •...
  • Page 12: Names And Functions Of Main Parts

    Preparations Names and Functions of Main Parts 18 17 DVQX1136 (ENG)
  • Page 13 21 Self-timer indicator / AF Assist Lamp 22 [AF/AF /MF] button (→23) 23 [ ] (Playback) button (→41) ● Always use a genuine Panasonic AC adaptor (DMW-AC10PP: optional). 24 Cursor button (→24) (→60) 25 [MENU/SET] button (→26) When using an AC adaptor (DMW- 26 [DISP.] button...
  • Page 14: Attaching The Lens Cap/shoulder Strap

    Preparations Attaching the Lens Cap/Shoulder Strap Attaching the Lens Cap Cover the lens with the lens cap to protect it when you are not taking pictures. • Do not hang or swing around the camera with the lens cap string. •...
  • Page 15: Attaching The Shoulder Strap

    Preparations Attaching the Shoulder Strap We recommend attaching the shoulder strap when using the camera to prevent it from dropping. Pass the shoulder strap through the hole at the shoulder strap eyelet • Attach the shoulder strap so that the “LUMIX” Logo is on the outside.
  • Page 16: Inserting And Removing The Battery Or Sd Memory Card (optional)

    Press Pull out ● Always use genuine Panasonic batteries (DMW-BMB9PP). ● 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 17: Charging The Battery

    Preparations Charging the battery • The battery that can be used with this unit is DMW-BMB9PP. • We recommend charging in a location where the ambient temperature is between 10 °C and 30 °C (50 °F to 86 °F). Make sure that the camera is turned off. Insert the battery to this unit, and then connect this unit to the AC adaptor (supplied) ( ) or a PC ( ) USB connection cable (supplied)
  • Page 18 Preparations ■ Charging lamp indications Charging lamp On: Charging in progress Off: Charging complete (After charging stops, disconnect the camera from the electrical outlet or your computer.) Flashing: Charging error (→54) ■ Notes on charging time When using the AC adaptor (supplied) Approx.
  • Page 19: 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 20: 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: 60x Extended optical zoom: This function works when picture sizes with [ ] have been selected in [Picture Size].
  • Page 21 Basics Shutter button (Taking pictures) 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.) Focus display ( When focus is aligned: illuminated...
  • Page 22 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 (→27) Intelligent Auto Plus Mode (→27) Program AE Mode Take pictures with automatic shutter speed and aperture value settings. Aperture-Priority AE Mode Determine aperture, then take pictures.
  • Page 23 Basics [AF/AF /MF] button (Switching the focus mode) Press [AF/AF /MF] button • [AF] – Focus is set automatically when the shutter button is pressed halfway. To switch [AF Mode] (→24) • [ ] ([AF Macro]) – You can take pictures of a subject as close as 1 cm (0.033 feet) from the lens by rotating the zoom lever upmost to Wide.
  • Page 24: Rear Dial

    Basics Rear dial There are 2 ways to operate the rear dial, rotating left or right, and deciding by pressing. Rotating: Selection of items or setting of values is performed during the various settings. Pressing: Operations that are the same as [MENU/SET] button, such as determine settings, etc., are performed during the various settings.
  • Page 25: Function Buttons

    Basics Function buttons • [Fn1] to [Fn3] are buttons on the camera. • [Fn4] to [Fn8] are touch icons. They are displayed by touching the [ ] tab on the recording screen. • You can assign frequently-used functions to particular buttons or icons with [Fn Button Set] in [Custom] menu.
  • Page 26: Setting The Menu

    Basics Setting the menu Press [MENU/SET] to bring up the menu Press to select the menu item and press [MENU/SET] Press to select the setting and press [MENU/SET] • The setting methods vary depending on the menu item. Press [Q.MENU/ ] button repeatedly until the recording or playback screen reappears •...
  • Page 27: 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 28: Taking Pictures With Manual Focus

    Recording Taking pictures with Manual Focus Recording mode: Manual Focus is convenient when you want to lock the focus to take pictures or when it is difficult to adjust focus using Auto Focus. Press [AF/AF /MF] button Press to select [MF] and press [MENU/SET] Press [ ] button ( ) •...
  • Page 29: Taking Pictures With Exposure Compensation

    Recording Taking pictures with Exposure Compensation Recording mode: Corrects the exposure when there is a backlight or when the subject is too dark or too bright. Press the rear dial to switch to Exposure Compensation operation Rotate the rear dial to compensate the exposure Exposure Bracket Exposure Compensation...
  • Page 30: Recording With The 4k Photo Function

    Recording Recording with the 4K Photo function Recording mode: You can take burst pictures of approximately 8 million pixels with a burst rate of 30 fps. You can select and save a frame from the burst file. • To record pictures, use a UHS Speed Class 3 card. •...
  • Page 31 Recording Record a 4K photo • When you perform 4K burst photo recording, a 4K burst file will be saved in the MP4 format. • When [Auto Review] is enabled, the picture selection screen will be displayed automatically. • You can compare multiple frames captured in a 4K burst file, overlay the bright areas, and combine them into one picture.
  • Page 32 Recording Selecting pictures from 4K burst file and saving Select a picture with the [ ] on the playback screen, and press • In the case of recording with [ ] ([4K Pre- Burst]), proceed to the step Drag the slide bar to perform rough scene selection Drag to select the frame you want to save as a picture...
  • Page 33: Adjusting The Focus After Recording ([post Focus] / [focus Stacking])

    Recording Adjusting the focus after recording ([Post Focus] / [Focus Stacking]) Recording mode: You can record 4K burst pictures while changing the focus point and then select a focus point after recording. This function is best for non-moving subjects. You can select multiple focus points and combine them into one picture. ([Focus Stacking]) •...
  • Page 34 Recording Select the focus point and save the picture ([Post Focus]) On the playback screen, select the image with the [ ] icon and press Touch the focus point • If there are no pictures with the focus on the selected point, a red frame will be displayed, and pictures cannot be saved.
  • Page 35 Recording Select the focus range to combine and create a single picture ([Focus Stacking]) Near Focus Distant Touch [ ] on screen in step of “Select the focus point and save the picture ([Post Focus])” (→34) Choose a stacking method and touch it Automatically select photos suitable for stacking and combine them into one picture.
  • Page 36: Taking Pictures While Adjusting A Setting Automatically (bracket Recording)

    Recording Taking Pictures While Adjusting a Setting Automatically (Bracket Recording) Recording mode: You can take multiple pictures while automatically adjusting a setting by pressing the shutter button. Set the menu (→26) → [Rec] → [Bracket] → [Bracket Type] Press the shutter button to perform recording while (Exposure Bracket) adjusting the exposure.
  • Page 37: Recording Motion Picture/4k Motion Picture

    Recording Recording Motion Picture/4K Motion Picture Recording mode: You can record full high-definition quality images that comply with the AVCHD standard, as well as motion pictures or 4K motion pictures recorded in MP4. Press the motion picture button to start recording Recording (flashes red) Elapsed recording time Remaining recording time...
  • Page 38 Recording ■ Setting the format, picture size and recording frame rate → [Motion Picture] → [Rec Format] Settings: [AVCHD] / [MP4] → [Motion Picture] → [Rec Quality] When [AVCHD] is selected:  [FHD/28M/60p] / [FHD/17M/60i] / [FHD/24M/30p] ● [AVCHD] motion pictures: Files are split into smaller motion picture files for recording when the file size exceeds 4 GB.
  • Page 39: [4k Live Cropping]

    Recording [4K Live Cropping] Recording mode: By cropping your motion picture down from the 4K angle of view to Full High Definition, you can record a motion picture that pans and zooms in/out while leaving the camera in a fixed position. •...
  • Page 40 Recording Operation Touch operation Description Touch Moves the frame Enlarges/reduces the frame Pinch out / (The range of settings allowed is from 1920×1080 to Pinch in 3840×2160.) Returns the position of the frame to the center and its [DISP.] [Reset] size to the default setting.
  • Page 41: Playback

    Playback Viewing your pictures Press [ ] (Playback) button Press to select a picture to be displayed ● The playback screen appears if the camera is turned on while pressing [ (Playback) button. ● When [Lens Retraction] (→44) is set to [ON], the lens barrel is retracted after approx.
  • Page 42: [light Composition]

    Playback [Light Composition] Select multiple frames from 4K burst files 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: Menu

    Menu Menu list • The [Photo Style], [Filter Settings], [AFS/AFF/AFC], [Metering Mode], [Highlight Shadow], [i.Dynamic], [i.Resolution], [Diffraction Compensation], [i.Zoom], [Digital Zoom], [Stabilizer], and [Conversion] 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 44 Menu [Custom] [Cust.Set Mem.] [MF Assist Display] [Monitor Info. Disp.] [Silent Mode] [MF Guide] [Rec Area] [AF/AE Lock] [Peaking] [Remaining Disp.] [AF/AE Lock Hold] [Histogram] [Auto Review] [Shutter AF] [Guide Line] [Fn Button Set] [Half Press Release] [Center Marker] [Zoom lever] [Quick AF] [Highlight] [Lens Position Resume]...
  • Page 45: Wi-fi

    Wi-Fi ® What you can do with the Wi-Fi function ● Operating the camera by connecting it to a smartphone • Taking pictures via a smartphone (→48) • Playing back pictures in the camera on a smartphone (→48) • Saving pictures in the camera to a smartphone •...
  • Page 46: 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 47: 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. (On the camera) → [Setup] → [Wi-Fi] → [Wi-Fi Function] → [New Connection] → [Remote Shooting & View] •...
  • Page 48: Playing Back Pictures In The Camera On A Smartphone

    Wi-Fi Closing the connection Set the camera to Recording Mode • Press the shutter button halfway to return to recording mode. Select the camera’s menu items to terminate the Wi-Fi connection → [Setup] → [Wi-Fi] → [Wi-Fi Function] → [Yes] On the smartphone, close “Image App”...
  • Page 49: 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 February 2022. http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/soft/download/d_pfs99pe.html ® • Supported OS: Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7 •...
  • Page 50: 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 Card (displayed only during recording) Recording mode (→22) Elapsed recording Custom Set XXhXXmXXs ...
  • Page 51 Others  [Quality] Name  240fps 120fps [High Speed Video] Travel elapsed days  [AFS/AFF/AFC]/MF Age in years/months  AF Mode Location  [Pull Focus] Current date/time  Travel destination setting [Face Recog.] Exposure meter AF Lock Zoom (→20) Burst [4K PHOTO] (→30) [Post Focus] (→33) [Self Timer]...
  • Page 52 Others Coloring [Dial Guide] Defocus control function White Balance Bracket (→36) Brightness (exposure) White Balance Fine Type of defocus Adjustment ([Miniature Effect]) White Balance [One Point Color] Coloring [Sunshine] Number of recordable Picture effect (Filter) pictures adjustment display Available recording RXXmXXs ...
  • Page 53 Others ■ On-monitor recording information Recording mode (→22) Single F2.8 Aperture value Burst 1/60 Shutter speed [4K PHOTO] (→30) Remaining battery [Self Timer] [AFS/AFF/AFC]/MF AF Mode [Quality] ISO sensitivity [Aspect Ratio]/ Exposure compensation [Picture Size] (→29) Wi-Fi Wi-Fi (→45) Exposure Bracket (→36) Function button setting Brightness (exposure) (→25)
  • Page 54: 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 55 Others 4K photo recording stops before finishing. • When the ambient temperature is high or recording of the 4K Photo function is performed continuously, the camera may display [ ] and stop the recording. Wait until the camera cools down. Cannot record motion pictures.
  • Page 56: Specifications

    Others Specifications Digital Camera: Information for your safety Power Source DC 8.4 V ( 8.4 V) Power 1.9 W (When recording with monitor) Consumption 2.7 W (When recording with viewfinder) 1.5 W (When playing back with monitor) 1.6 W (When playing back with viewfinder) Camera effective 18,100,000 pixels pixels...
  • Page 57 Others Shutter speed Still picture: 60 seconds to 1/2000th of a second (When the mechanical shutter is used and [Artistic Nightscape] is selected as the Scene Guide Mode), 4 seconds to 1/2000th of a second (When the mechanical shutter is used, in cases other than the above), 1 second to 1/16000th of a second (When the electronic shutter is used)
  • Page 58 Others  Recording media SD Memory Card/SDHC Memory Card  SDXC Memory Card   UHS- UHS Speed Class 3 Recording file format Still picture RAW/JPEG (based on Design rule for Camera File system, based on Exif 2.3 standard/DPOF corresponding) Motion picture AVCHD Progressive/AVCHD/MP4 Audio compression...
  • Page 59 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 60: Digital Camera Accessory System

    When using an AC adaptor (optional), use the AC cable supplied with the AC adaptor. The AC adaptor (optional) can only be used with the designated Panasonic DC coupler (optional). The AC adaptor (optional) cannot be used by itself.
  • Page 61: Reading The Owner's Manual (pdf Format)

    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. http://panasonic.jp/support/dsc/oi/index.html?model=DC-FZ80&dest=P • Click the desired language. ■ Confirming URLs and QR codes with the camera →...
  • Page 62: 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 63 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 DVQX1136 (ENG)
  • Page 64: Customer Services Directory

    Panasonic gear Go to http://shop.panasonic.com/support 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 65: 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 66 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 67 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 68 Panasonic Corporation of North America Two Riverfront Plaza, Newark, NJ 07102-5490 http://shop.panasonic.com Panasonic Canada Inc. 5770 Ambler Drive Mississauga, Ontario L4W 2T3 www.panasonic.com © Panasonic Corporation 2017 Printed in China...

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