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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. (P128) If you have any questions, visit: Canada : DVQX1356ZA F1217KD0...
  • Page 2: Information For Your Safety

    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 ∫ Product identification marking Product Location Digital camera Bottom Battery charger Bottom THE FOLLOWING APPLIES ONLY IN CANADA. Certification and Compliance See Camera for the certification and compliance mark specific to that device. Select [Wi-Fi] in the [Setup] menu. Select [Wi-Fi Setup] in the [Wi-Fi] menu. Press to select [Approved Regulations], and press [MENU/SET].
  • Page 4 ∫ 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 5 “High Speed HDMI cable” (Type A–Type A plug, up to 1.5 m (4.9 feet) long) • Always use a genuine Panasonic shutter remote control (DMW-RSL1: optional). • Do not use the BNC cables with the length of 2.8 m (9.2 feet) or more.
  • Page 6 • Before cleaning the camera, remove the battery or the DC coupler (DMW-DCC12: optional), or disconnect the power plug from the outlet. • Do not press the monitor with excessive force. • Do not press the lens with excessive force. •...
  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Contents Synchronizing the time code with an external device ........60 Recording Motion Pictures in Information for Your Safety......2 Creative Video Mode ........ 64 Preparation/Basic Recording Motion Pictures Using a Connected External Device ...... 70 Care of the camera ........8 Playback Standard Accessories .........9 About cards that can be used...
  • Page 8: Preparation/basic

    C to 0 C (14 oF to 32 oF)): – Attach a Panasonic interchangeable lens with a minimum recommended operating temperature of s10 oC (14 oF) before use. Do not place your hands inside the mount of the digital camera body. Since the sensor unit is a precision apparatus, it may cause a malfunction or damage.
  • Page 9: Standard Accessories

    • The Interchangeable Lens is optional. (Indicated as lens in the text) • Description in this owner's manual is based on the interchangeable lens (H-FS12060). • If any accessories are lost, customers in Canada should visit our support page at for further information about obtaining replacement parts. (ENG) DVQX1356...
  • Page 10: About Cards That Can Be Used With This Unit

    Video Speed Class 30 or Post Focus function higher ¢ Operation has been confirmed with a Panasonic card rated at Video Speed Class 90. • Please confirm the latest information on the following website. (This Site is English only.) •...
  • Page 11: About The Lens

    • To view the latest information on the firmware or to download the firmware, visit the support site below: (This Site is English only.) • To check the firmware version of the interchangeable lens, attach it to the camera body and select [Version Disp.] in the [Setup] menu.
  • Page 12: Names And Functions Of Components

    Preparation/Basic Names and Functions of Components ∫ Camera body 1314 26 25 Drive mode dial (P40) WIRELESS connection lamp (P91) Flash synchro socket Status indicator (P17) (Flash synchro socket cap) Camera ON/OFF switch (P17) • Use the flash with a synchronization voltage of 250 V or less.
  • Page 13 AC adaptor (DMW-AC10PP: optional) are used. Joystick (P21, 35)/Function button (P28) Center (Fn12)/3 (Fn13)/1 (Fn14)/4 (Fn15)/ • Always use a genuine Panasonic AC adaptor 2 (Fn16) (DMW-AC10PP: optional). • When using an AC adaptor (optional), use the [Q.MENU] button (P27)/[Fn2] button (P28)
  • Page 14: Quick Start Guide

    Preparation/Basic “Quick Start Guide” Quick Start Guide • Check that the camera is turned off. Attaching the Shoulder Strap • We recommend attaching the shoulder strap when using the camera to prevent it from dropping. • Perform steps 1 to 8 and then attach the other side of the shoulder strap. •...
  • Page 15 Inserting the Battery • Always use genuine Panasonic batteries (DMW-BLF19PP). • If you use other batteries, we cannot guarantee the quality of this product. • Being careful about the battery orientation, insert all the way until you hear a locking sound and then check that it is locked by lever A.
  • Page 16 Preparation/Basic “Quick Start Guide” Inserting the Card (Optional) • Check that the access lamp has gone off. • Push it securely all the way until you hear a click while being careful about the direction in which you insert it. To remove the card, push the card until it clicks, then pull the card out upright.
  • Page 17 Preparation/Basic “Quick Start Guide” ∫ Detaching the lens Attach the lens cap. While pressing on the lens release button B, rotate the lens toward the arrow until it stops and then remove. Opening the Monitor At the time when this camera is purchased, the monitor is stowed in the camera body. Bring out the monitor as shown below.
  • Page 18 Preparation/Basic “Quick Start Guide” When [Please set the home area] is displayed, press [MENU/SET]. Press 2/1 to select the home area, and then press [MENU/SET]. Diopter adjustment Rotate the diopter adjustment dial. • Adjust until you can see the characters displayed in the viewfinder clearly.
  • Page 19 Preparation/Basic “Quick Start Guide” Press the shutter button halfway to focus. A Aperture value B Shutter speed C Focus indication • Aperture value and shutter speed are displayed. 60 60 60 (It will flash in red if the correct exposure is not achieved, except when set to flash.) •...
  • Page 20: Basic Operations

    Preparation/Basic Basic Operations Cursor buttons/[MENU/SET] button Pressing the cursor button: Selection of items or setting of values etc., is performed. Pressing [MENU/SET]: Confirmation of setting contents, etc., is performed. • This owner's manual expresses the up, down, left, and right of the cursor button as 3/4/2/1.
  • Page 21 Preparation/Basic Joystick The joystick provides the same functions as the cursor buttons/[MENU/SET] button. Moving: Selection of items or setting of values etc., is performed. Pressing: Moving Pressing Confirmation of setting contents, etc., is performed. • In this owner's manual, the up, down, left and right of the joystick are expressed as 3/4/2/1.
  • Page 22 Preparation/Basic Aperture-Priority AE Mode • Rotate the front/rear dial to display the The shutter speed is automatically Exposure Meter A. Unsuitable areas of determined by the aperture value you set. the range are displayed in red. (Example: In Manual Exposure Mode) : Aperture value (B) Shutter-Priority AE Mode The aperture value is automatically...
  • Page 23 Preparation/Basic [LVF] button (Switching the Monitor/Viewfinder) Press [LVF]. A [LVF] button B Eye sensor • The monitor/viewfinder will switch as follows: – Automatic viewfinder/monitor switching ¢ – Viewfinder display ¢ – Monitor display ¢ If [Eye Sensor AF] in the [Custom] ([Focus / Release Shutter]) menu is set to [ON], the camera automatically adjusts the focus as the eye sensor is activated.
  • Page 24: Information Display

    Preparation/Basic • [ ] Monitor style display layout (Example of monitor style display) With information Without Without With information (tilt sensor information (tilt information display) sensor display) 8bit 8bit 98 98 98 98 98 98 On-monitor Turned off recording information ISO A AUTO In Playback Mode...
  • Page 25 Preparation/Basic 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. Fn10 Fn10 Fn10 Fn11 Fn11 Fn11 ∫ Drag A movement without releasing the touch screen. B B B ∫...
  • Page 26: Setting Menu Items

    Preparation/Basic Setting menu items Press [MENU/SET]. Press 2. Press 3/4 to select a menu selector icon, such as [ • You can also select a menu switch icon such as [ ] by rotating the front dial. [Intelligent Auto] (P79) These menus let you set the functions available only for [Creative Video] (P79) their corresponding Recording Modes.
  • Page 27: Calling Frequently-used Menus Instantly (quick Menu)

    Preparation/Basic Press 3/4 of the cursor button to select the setting and press [MENU/SET]. • Depending on the menu item, its setting may not appear or it may be displayed in a different way. • Menu items that are not available are displayed in gray. When a gray item is selected, if you press [MENU/SET], a message indicating that the item cannot be set is displayed along with the reason why it cannot be set under certain conditions.
  • Page 28: Assigning Frequently Used Functions To The Buttons (function Buttons)

    Preparation/Basic Assigning frequently used functions to the buttons (function buttons) You can assign recording functions, etc. to specific buttons and icons. Select the menu. > [Custom] > [Operation] > [Fn Button Set] > [Setting in MENU REC mode]/[Setting in PLAY mode] Press 3/4 to select the function button you want to assign a function to and then press [MENU/SET].
  • Page 29 Preparation/Basic ∫ Functions that can be assigned in [Setting in REC mode] – [Wi-Fi]: [Fn7] ¢ – [4K PHOTO]: [Fn9] ¢ – [HLG View Assist] – [Q.MENU]: [Fn2] ¢ – [Self Timer] – [LUT Monitor Display] – [Video Record] – [Bracket] –...
  • Page 30: Recording

    Recording Taking Pictures using the Automatic Function (Intelligent Auto Mode) Recording Mode: In this mode, the camera makes the optimal settings for the subject and scene. Set the mode dial to [¦]. • At the time of purchase, the mode is set to Intelligent Auto Plus Mode.
  • Page 31 Recording Taking pictures with customized color, defocus control, and brightness settings Recording Mode: ∫ Setting color Press [ Rotate the rear dial to adjust color. • To return to the recording screen, press [ ] again. • The color setting will return to the default level (center point) when this unit is turned off or the camera is switched B B B to another Recording Mode.
  • Page 32: Setting The Focus Mode (afs/aff/afc)

    Recording Setting the Focus Mode (AFS/AFF/AFC) Applicable modes: The method for achieving focus when the shutter button is pressed halfway is set. Set the focus mode lever. Item Scene (recommended) Subject is still “AFS” is an abbreviation of “Auto Focus Single”. (Scenery, The focus stays locked while the shutter button is [AFS]...
  • Page 33: Setting The Auto Focus Mode

    Recording ∫ Adjusting the AF Custom settings Press 2/1 to select the AF Custom setting. Press 3/4 to select the items, and then press 2/1 to adjust. • To reset to the default settings, press [DISP.]. Sets the sensitivity to be applied when adjusting the focus [AF Sensitivity] according to the movement of the subject.
  • Page 34: Specifying The Af Area Position

    Recording The camera keeps adjusting the focus and exposure automatically to the specified moving object. (Dynamic Tracking) (When [Metering Mode] is set to [ ([Tracking]) • Aim the AF tracking area over the subject to be tracked, and press the shutter button halfway to lock the subject. •...
  • Page 35 Recording Press [MENU/SET] to set. ∫ When selecting [ 1 Press [ 2 Select [ ] and press 4. 3 Press 3/4/2/1 to set the focus position and then press [MENU/SET]. 4 Move [+] to the position to be in focus. Button Touch operation Description of operation...
  • Page 36: Adjusting Focus Manually

    Recording Adjusting Focus Manually Applicable modes: Use this function when you want to fix the focus or when the distance between the lens and the subject is determined and you do not want to activate Auto Focus. Set the focus mode lever to [MF]. Press [ Press 3/4/2/1 to adjust the focus position, and press [MENU/SET].
  • Page 37: Fixing The Focus And The Exposure (af/ae Lock)

    Recording Fixing the Focus and the Exposure (AF/AE Lock) Applicable modes: Lock the focus and exposure in advance to take pictures with the same focus and exposure settings while changing the composition. This is useful when you want to bring an edge of the screen into focus or there is a backlight, for example.
  • Page 38: Setting The Light Sensitivity

    Recording Setting the Light Sensitivity Applicable modes: This allows the sensitivity to light (ISO sensitivity) to be set. Press [ Select the ISO sensitivity by rotating the rear dial. AUTO AUTO LIMIT LIMIT • You can switch the functions between the rear dial and the front dial by pressing [DISP.].
  • Page 39: Adjusting The White Balance

    Recording ∫ Setting the ISO sensitivity range ([Dual Native ISO Setting]) Applicable modes: You can perform high-sensitive and low-noise recording with Dual Native ISO, a function that permits the changing of the native sensitivity. The available ISO sensitivity range changes according to the setting of [Dual Native ISO Setting].
  • Page 40: Select A Drive Mode

    Recording Adjusting the White Balance automatically • Under lighting such as incandescent lighting where reddish tones may occur: – With [AWB], reddish tones are maintained to reproduce the ambience of the scene more accurately. [AWB]/ – With [AWBc], reddish tones are suppressed to reproduce the original [AWBc] colors of the subject more accurately.
  • Page 41: Recording 4k Photos

    Recording [Single] When the shutter button is pressed, only one picture is recorded. Recordings are made in succession while the shutter button is pressed. 1 Set the drive mode dial to [ [Burst] 2 Focus on the subject and take a picture. •...
  • Page 42 Recording For capturing the best shot of a  fast-moving subject Burst recording is performed while the shutter button is pressed and held. [4K Burst]  A Press and hold B Recording is performed For capturing unpredictable photo   opportunities Burst recording starts when the shutter button is pressed and stops when...
  • Page 43 Recording ∫ Setting Pre-Burst Recording ([4K Burst]/[4K Burst(S/S)]) The camera starts recording approximately 1 second before the shutter button is pressed fully, so you will not miss a photo opportunity. > [Rec] > [4K PHOTO] > [Pre-Burst Recording] MENU • Auto Focus operation settings and menus that cannot be set while this function is in use are the same as those during [4K Pre-Burst] operation.
  • Page 44 Recording ∫ Saving pictures taken with the 4K Photo function at once ([4K PHOTO Bulk Saving]) You can save pictures of a 4K burst file that were extracted from any 5 second period at once. Select the menu. > [Playback] > [4K PHOTO Bulk Saving] MENU Press 2/1 to select the 4K photo burst files and press [MENU/SET].
  • Page 45: Controlling Focus After Recording (post Focus/focus Stacking)

    Recording Controlling Focus After Recording (Post Focus/Focus Stacking) Applicable modes: The camera can perform Burst recording in the same picture quality as 4K photo recording while automatically shifting the focus to different areas. After the recording, you can select the desired focus point for the picture to be saved. This function is suited for recording still objects.
  • Page 46 Recording Selecting the desired focus area and saving a picture Select an image with the [ ] icon on the playback screen, and press 3. Touch the desired focus area. • If a picture that is in focus is not available for the selected area, a red frame will be displayed.
  • Page 47: Taking Pictures With Time Lapse Shot/stop Motion Animation

    Recording Taking Pictures with Time Lapse Shot/Stop Motion Animation Applicable modes: You can take pictures with Time Lapse Shot or Stop Motion Animation. In addition, the pictures taken can be combined into a motion picture. • Set the date and time settings in advance. (P17) •...
  • Page 48 Recording Creating Stop Motion Pictures ([Stop Motion Animation]) A stop motion picture is created by splicing pictures together. Set the drive mode dial to [ Select the menu. > [Rec] > [Time Lapse/Animation] > [Mode] > [Stop Motion MENU Animation] Press 3/4 to select an item and set.
  • Page 49: Taking Pictures While Adjusting A Setting Automatically (bracket Recording)

    Recording Taking Pictures While Adjusting a Setting Automatically (Bracket Recording) Applicable modes: You can take multiple pictures while automatically adjusting a setting by pressing the shutter button. Select the menu. > [Rec] > [Bracket] > [Bracket Type] MENU Press the shutter button to perform recording while Exposure Bracket adjusting the exposure.
  • Page 50 Recording Exposure Bracket ∫ About [More Settings] (step in P49) Sets the number of pictures to be taken and the exposure compensation range. [Step] • ] (Takes three pictures with an interval of 1/3 EV) to • ] (Takes seven pictures with an interval of 1 EV) [Sequence] Sets the order in which pictures are taken.
  • Page 51: Image Stabilizer

    Recording White Balance Bracket ∫ About [More Settings] (step in P49) Rotate the control dial to adjust the correction range, G G G G G G and press [MENU/SET]. A A A A A A B B B B B B B : Horizontal ([A] to [B]) : Vertical ([G] to [M]) •...
  • Page 52: Raising The Telescopic Effect

    Recording Jitter during motion picture recording is corrected along the vertical, horizontal, pitch, and yaw axes by making use of the In-Lens Image Stabilizer, and Electronic Image Stabilizer. [E-Stabilization • When [E-Stabilization (Video)] operates, [ ] is displayed on the (Video)] recording screen.
  • Page 53: Taking Pictures With The External Flash (optional)

    Recording Taking Pictures with the External Flash (Optional) Applicable modes: You can attach a flash (DMW-FL580L/DMW-FL360L/DMW-FL200L: optional) and take pictures with it. • Read the operating instructions of the external flash for how to attach the external flash. ∫ Removing the Hot Shoe Cover The camera comes with a hot shoe cover attached to the hot shoe.
  • Page 54: Recording Motion Picture

    Recording Recording Motion Picture Applicable modes: The camera can record 4K motion pictures in MP4 or MOV format or full high definition motion pictures that comply with the AVCHD standard. Audio is recorded in stereo. Start recording by pressing the motion picture button.
  • Page 55 Recording ∫ Setting the format, size and recording frame rate > [Motion Picture] > [Rec Format] MENU [AVCHD] This data format is suitable for when playing back on a high-definition TV, etc. [MP4] This data format is suitable for when playing back on a PC, etc. This data format is for HDR motion picture and suitable for playback on a HDR [MP4 HEVC] (HLG format)-compatible TV or recorder.
  • Page 56 Recording When [MP4 HEVC] is selected System Image Item Size Frame rate Bit rate YUV/bit frequency compression [4K/72M/30p] 59.94Hz 3840k2160 29.97p 72 Mbps 4:2:0/10 bit Long GOP [4K/72M/24p] (NTSC) 3840k2160 23.98p 72 Mbps 4:2:0/10 bit Long GOP 50.00Hz [4K/72M/25p] 3840k2160 25.00p 72 Mbps 4:2:0/10 bit...
  • Page 57 Recording System Image Item Size Frame rate Bit rate YUV/bit frequency compression [C4K/ALL-I/400M/24p] 4096k2160 24.00p 400 Mbps 4:2:2/10 bit ALL-Intra [C4K/10bit/150M/24p] 4096k2160 24.00p 150 Mbps 4:2:2/10 bit Long GOP [C4K/8bit/100M/24p] 4096k2160 24.00p 100 Mbps 4:2:0/8 bit Long GOP [4K/ALL-I/400M/24p] 3840k2160 24.00p 400 Mbps 4:2:2/10 bit...
  • Page 58 Recording How to set focus when recording a motion picture ([Continuous AF]) Applicable modes: Focusing changes depending on the Focus Mode setting and the [Continuous AF] setting in the [Motion Picture] menu. Focus mode [Continuous AF] Description of settings The camera automatically keeps focusing on subjects [ON] during recording.
  • Page 59 Recording > [Motion Picture] > [Time Code] MENU [Time Code Set whether or not the time code is displayed on the recording screen/ Display] playback screen. Sets the time code count method. [REC RUN]: Counts the time code only when recording motion pictures. [Count Up] [FREE RUN]: Counts the time code even when not recording (including when this unit is...
  • Page 60: Synchronizing The Time Code With An External Device

    Recording Synchronizing the time code with an external device You can synchronize the initial time code value with an external device that supports time code input/output. • You can synchronize the initial time code value with an external device only when [Count Up] in [Time Code] is set to [FREE RUN] in Creative Video Mode.
  • Page 61 Recording Outputs the time code signal for the images that you record. [Recording Select this setting when using more than one recording device to Reference] perform recording. Outputs the time code signal with a slight delay so that it is adjusted to HDMI images.
  • Page 62 • The recording screen and images output via HDMI will appear darker overall. • LUTs (Look-Up Tables) can be used for post-production editing. You can download LUT data from the support site below. (This Site is English only.) DVQX1356 (ENG)
  • Page 63 Recording Displaying images to which LUT data is applied Display images to which LUT data is applied on the screen when [Photo Style] is set to [V-Log L]. ∫ Importing LUT files • Supported LUT data format: – The “.vlt” format, which meets the requirements specified in the “VARICAM 3DLUT REFERENCE MANUAL Rev.1.0”...
  • Page 64: Recording Motion Pictures In Creative Video Mode

    Recording Recording Motion Pictures in Creative Video Mode Recording Mode: It is possible to manually change the aperture, shutter speed and ISO sensitivity and record motion pictures. Set the mode dial to [ Select the menu. > [Creative Video] > [Exposure Mode] > [P]/[A]/[S]/[M] MENU •...
  • Page 65 Recording Set the mode dial to [ Select an item that supports [Variable Frame Rate]. > [Motion Picture] > [Rec Format] MENU • [MP4] and [MP4 HEVC] do not support [Variable Frame Rate]. > [Motion Picture] > [Rec Quality] MENU •...
  • Page 66 Recording Reducing flickering and horizontal stripes on images ([Synchro Scan]) • This function is available when [Exposure Mode] is set to either [S] or [M] in Creative Video Mode. Select the menu. > [Creative Video] > [Synchro Scan] > [ON] MENU Select Shutter Speed with 2/1, and then press [MENU/SET].
  • Page 67 Recording Touch [POS 1], [POS 2], or [POS 3] to start Focus Transition. • The same operation can be performed by pressing 2/1 to select the position and pressing [MENU/SET]. • The MF Guide will display the current focus position A and the registered focus position •...
  • Page 68 Recording Button operation Touch operation Description of operation Touching Moves the frame. 3/4/2/1 Pinching out/in Enlarges/reduces the frame. Returns the position of the frame to the center [DISP.] [Reset] and its size to the default setting. [MENU/SET] [Set] Decides the position and size of the frame. Repeat step , and then set the cropping end frame.
  • Page 69 Recording • “HLG” is a standardized HDR video format that converts and expands the dynamic range of compressed high-luminance image data on a supported device. • The monitor and viewfinder of the camera are not capable of displaying images in HLG format. Set the mode dial to [ •...
  • Page 70: Recording Motion Pictures Using A Connected External Device

    Recording Recording Motion Pictures Using a Connected External Device External monitor/recorder (HDMI output during recording) You can connect the camera’s [HDMI] socket and an external monitor or recorder with an HDMI cable. HDMI output is controlled separately for recording and playback. This section describes the HDMI output control for recording.
  • Page 71 Recording Connect the HDMI cable to the [HDMI] socket (8). B Leave some slack so that this section has a length of at least 10 cm (0.33 feet). • You can also connect the HDMI cable and  USB connection cable at the same time when the cable holder is attached.
  • Page 72 Recording ∫ Setting the picture quality (size/frame rate) for HDMI output Down-convert the size/frame rate when the motion picture size is set to [4K] or [C4K] in [Rec Quality]. > [Motion Picture] > [HDMI Rec Output] > [Down Convert] MENU Down-converts the size/frame rate setting of images to that of the connected [AUTO] device to output them.
  • Page 73 Recording Apply LUT (Look-Up Table) data to images that are output to an HDMI device when [Photo Style] is set to [V-Log L]. [LUT HDMI • This item is available only when [Photo Style] is set to [V-Log L]. Display] •...
  • Page 74 Recording ∫ Setting the range within which the stereo shotgun microphone (DMW-MS2: optional) will record sounds Attach the dedicated stereo shotgun microphone to this unit, and then turn this unit on. Select the menu. > [Motion Picture] > [Special Mic.] MENU •...
  • Page 75 Recording ∫ Setting the sampling frequency Attach the XLR microphone adaptor to the hot shoe of this unit, and then turn this unit on. Select the menu. > [Motion Picture] > [XLR Mic Adaptor Setting] MENU • This item is available only when using an XLR microphone adaptor. [96kHz/24bit] Records high-res sound at 96 kHz/24bit.
  • Page 76: Playback

    Playback Playing Back Pictures Press [(]. Press 2/1. 2: Play back the previous picture 1: Play back the next picture A Card slot • If you press and hold 2/1, you can play back the pictures in succession. 1/98 1/98 1/98 1/98 •...
  • Page 77: Switching The Playback Method

    Playback Switching the Playback Method Using the Playback Zoom Rotate the rear dial right. 2.0X 2.0X 2.0X 2.0X Button operation Touch operation Description of operation Enlarges/reduces the screen in large steps. Pinching out/in Enlarges/reduces the screen in small steps. Dragging Moves the enlarged area (during enlarged display).
  • Page 78: Playing Back Group Pictures

    Playback Playing Back Group Pictures A picture group consists of multiple pictures. You can play back pictures in a group either continuously or one by one. • You can edit or delete all pictures in a group at once. ]: A picture group saved at once with [4K PHOTO Bulk Saving]. ]: A picture group consisting of pictures taken with Focus Bracket.
  • Page 79: Menu

    Menu Menu list To display explanations of the menu items. If you press [DISP.] while a menu item or setting is selected, a description of the menu is displayed. Menus that are only available for particular Recording Modes The following menus are displayed only for their corresponding Recording Modes: [Intelligent Auto] [Intelligent Auto Mode] [iHandheld Night Shot]...
  • Page 80 Menu [Motion Picture] [Rec Format] [i.Resolution] [Sound Rec Level Limiter] [Rec Quality] [ISO Sensitivity (video)] [Wind Noise Canceller]/ [Time Code] [Shading Comp.] [Wind Cut] [AFS/AFF] [Diffraction Compensation] [Lens Noise Cut] [Continuous AF] [Stabilizer] [Special Mic.] [AF Custom Setting(Video)] [Flkr Decrease] [Mic Socket] [Photo Style] [Ex.
  • Page 81: Aspect Ratio

    Menu [Setup] [Online Manual] [LVF Display Speed] [Activate] [Cust.Set Mem.] [Night Mode] [Folder / File Settings] [Clock Set] [Double Slot Function] [Monitor Display]/ [Viewfinder] [World Time] [Save/Restore Camera Setting] [Travel Date] [Monitor Luminance] [No.Reset] [Wi-Fi] [Eye Sensor] [Reset] [Bluetooth] [Battery Use Priority] [Reset Network Settings] [Power / Wireless Indicator] [USB Mode]...
  • Page 82 Menu [Picture Size] Applicable modes: Set the number of pixels. The higher the numbers of pixels, the finer the detail of the pictures will appear even when they are printed onto large sheets. > [Rec] > [Picture Size] MENU When the aspect ratio is [4:3]. When the aspect ratio is [16:9].
  • Page 83 Menu [Metering Mode] Applicable modes: Type of optical measurement to measure brightness can be changed. > [Rec] > [Metering Mode] MENU This is the method in which the camera measures the most suitable exposure by judging the allocation of brightness on the whole screen (Multiple) automatically.
  • Page 84: Luminance Level

    Menu [Shutter Type] Applicable modes: Select the shutter type to be used for taking pictures. > [Rec] > [Shutter Type] MENU Settings: [AUTO]/[MSHTR]/[ESHTR] Mechanical shutter Electronic Shutter Flash — ± ¢1 B (Bulb) ¢ 2 Shutter Speed (Sec.) to 1/16000th 60 to 1/8000th Shutter sound Mechanical shutter sound...
  • Page 85 Menu [Zebra Pattern] Indicates parts that may become white saturated through overexposure in a zebra pattern. > [Custom] > [Monitor / Display] > [Zebra Pattern] MENU [ZEBRA1] [ZEBRA2] Select [SET] to set the brightness to be processed as a zebra pattern. •...
  • Page 86 Menu 2 Press [DISP.] to display the brightness adjustment screen. 3 Press 2/1 to adjust the brightness, and press [MENU/SET]. • This mode does not affect recorded images. • This effect is not applied to images output via HDMI. [System Frequency] You can change the system frequency of the motion pictures you record and play back.
  • Page 87 Menu > [Setup] > [Folder / File Settings] MENU Specifies the folder to which images are to be saved. [Select Folder] ¢ Creates a new folder with the same 5-digit user-defined [OK] segment as the current folder name setting. [Create a New Allows you to redefine the 5-digit user-defined segment Folder] [Change]...
  • Page 88 Menu [Save/Restore Camera Setting] Save the camera’s setup information to the card. Since saved setup information can be imported to the camera, you can apply the same setup to more than one camera. • Save/load setup information using the card inserted to the card slot 1. >...
  • Page 89 Menu [RAW Processing] You can process the pictures taken in RAW format. The processed pictures will be saved in JPEG format. > [Playback] > [RAW Processing] MENU Select RAW images with 2/1, and then press [MENU/SET]. Press 3/4 to select an item. •...
  • Page 90 Menu • When [Noise Reduction], [i.Resolution] or [Sharpness] is selected, the comparison screen cannot be displayed. • Each time you touch the screen twice, the display switches between enlarged and normal view. On the comparison screen, you can use the following operations to make adjustments: A Current setting Button Touch...
  • Page 91: Wi-fi/bluetooth

    Wi-Fi/Bluetooth ® ® What you can do with the Wi-Fi /Bluetooth function • The camera cannot be used to connect to a public wireless LAN connection. Controlling with a Smartphone/Tablet (P97) • Recording with a smartphone (P98) • Playing back or saving images stored on the camera, or uploading them on social media sites (P100) ®...
  • Page 92 There is the risk that the camera violates the radio wave regulations if used in countries other than those where this camera is sold, and Panasonic takes no responsibility for any violations. ∫ There is the risk that data sent and received via radio waves may be intercepted Please note that there is the risk that data sent and received via radio waves may be intercepted by a third party.
  • Page 93: Connecting To A Smartphone/tablet

    Wi-Fi/Bluetooth Connecting to a smartphone/tablet Installing the smartphone/tablet app “Image App” The “Panasonic Image App” (hereafter “Image App”) is an application provided by Panasonic. • OS App for Android Android 4.2 or higher (Android 5.0 or higher is required to use the Bluetooth function) App for iOS: iOS 9.0 or higher...
  • Page 94 Wi-Fi/Bluetooth On the camera > [Setup] > [Bluetooth] > [Bluetooth] > MENU [SET] > [Pairing] • The camera enters pairing standby mode and displays its device name. On your smartphone Start “Image App”. • If a message is displayed indicating that the smartphone is searching for cameras, close the message.
  • Page 95 Wi-Fi/Bluetooth ∫ Connecting to the paired smartphone (connecting for the second and subsequent times) On the camera > [Setup] > [Bluetooth] > [Bluetooth] > [ON] MENU On your smartphone Start “Image App ”. • If a message is displayed indicating that the smartphone is searching for cameras, close the message.
  • Page 96 Wi-Fi/Bluetooth On your smartphone Turn on the Wi-Fi function in the setting menu. On the Wi-Fi setting screen, select the SSID displayed on the camera. Wi-Fi Start “Image App”. 0123456789ABC • When the connection confirmation screen is displayed on the camera, select [Yes] to connect.
  • Page 97: Controlling With A Smartphone/tablet

    Wi-Fi/Bluetooth Terminating the Wi-Fi connection Set the camera to Recording Mode. Select the camera’s menu items to terminate the Wi-Fi connection. > [Setup] > [Wi-Fi] > [Wi-Fi Function] > [Yes] MENU • You can also terminate the connection by pressing [Wi-Fi] on the camera. On the smartphone, close “Image App”.
  • Page 98 Wi-Fi/Bluetooth Turning on/off the camera with a smartphone Wireless connectivity required: Bluetooth Wi-Fi The function allows you to view images on the camera placed in your bag, or turn on the camera left in a separate place only when you record images with it. Make a Bluetooth connection to the smartphone.
  • Page 99 Wi-Fi/Bluetooth 3 Select [ 4 Record an image.  • The recorded images are saved in the camera.  • Some settings are not available. ∫ Changing the camera’s dial settings, etc. with your smartphone > [Setup] > [Wi-Fi] > [Wi-Fi Setup] > [Priority of Remote Device] MENU Allows you to perform operations with both the camera and the smartphone during remote recording.
  • Page 100 Wi-Fi/Bluetooth ∫ Reducing the time required to cancel [Sleep Mode] Select the smartphone function that can be used as a priority function when waking the camera from [Sleep Mode] with a smartphone. Preparations: [Bluetooth] and [Remote Wakeup] are set to [ON]. >...
  • Page 101 Wi-Fi/Bluetooth • Depending on the smartphone or its OS version, pictures in RAW format may not be displayed correctly. • You cannot save the following types of images: – Motion pictures in [AVCHD], [MP4] (only those with a size of [4K]), [MP4 HEVC], [MP4 (LPCM)] or [MOV] format –...
  • Page 102 The camera detects the connection between the smartphone and wireless access point and backs up images stored on the camera to a preset Cloud Storage. • Check the “FAQ/Contact us” on the following site for compatible Cloud Storage. A Wireless access point B Cloud Storage ...
  • Page 103 For details, refer to the “Owner’s Manual for advanced features (PDF format)”. Connect to the “LUMIX CLUB” site using a smartphone or computer. Enter your “LUMIX CLUB” login ID and password and log in to the service. • If you are required to register an email address, operate following the on-screen instructions.
  • Page 104 Wi-Fi/Bluetooth Running a backup Preparations: The following conditions are required to use Auto Cloud Backup: • Set the camera to a state in which it can be turned on with the smartphone (standby state). (P98) – Camera: [Bluetooth] and [Remote Wakeup] are set to [ON]. –...
  • Page 105 Wi-Fi/Bluetooth When [ ] appears translucent Location information is not acquired, so data cannot be written. Positioning with the GPS on the smartphone may not be possible if the smartphone is in a location such as a building or a bag. Move the smartphone to a location where positioning performance can be optimized, such as one that offers a wide view of the sky, to try positioning.
  • Page 106: Setting Up A Connection To A Pc Via A Wireless Access Point

    Wi-Fi/Bluetooth Setting up a connection to a PC via a wireless access point ∫ To create a folder that receives images • Create a PC account name (up to 254 characters) and password (up to 32 characters) consisting of alphanumeric characters. An attempt to create a receive folder may fail if the account name includes non-alphanumeric characters.
  • Page 107 Wi-Fi/Bluetooth Select [PC]. Select the connection method. Example: Selecting [WPS (Push-Button)] to set up a connection 1 Select [Via Network]. 2 Select [WPS (Push-Button)]. 3 Press the wireless access point WPS button until it switches to WPS mode. On the camera, perform the operation that matches your purpose.
  • Page 108: Others

    Others Playing Back Pictures on a TV Screen Preparations: Turn this unit and the TV off. Connect the camera and the TV with an HDMI cable. • Check the direction of the terminals and plug in/out straight holding onto the plug. (It may result in malfunction by the deforming of the terminal if it is plugged in obliquely or in wrong direction.) Do not connect devices to incorrect terminals.
  • Page 109 Check the site below to download and install the software. Download the software while it is available for download. (This Site is English only.) • Download expiration: January 2023 • For motion pictures in 4K, [MP4 HEVC] or 4:2:2/10bit format or 4K photos, a 64 bit OS version of Windows 7/Windows 8.1/Windows 10 is required.
  • Page 110 Others • Do not use any other USB connection cables except the supplied one. A USB socket (Type C) B USB connection cable (supplied) Press 3/4 to select [PC(Storage)], and then press [MENU/SET]. • If [USB Mode] is set to [PC(Storage)] in the [Setup] menu in advance, the camera will be automatically connected to the PC without displaying the [USB Mode] selection screen.
  • Page 111: Controlling The Camera From A Pc

    Controlling the Camera from a PC ∫ Downloading software “LUMIX Tether” This software is used to control a Panasonic digital camera from a PC. It allows you to change various settings of the camera, perform remote recording, and save remotely recorded images to the PC.
  • Page 112: Monitor Display/viewfinder Display

    Others Monitor Display/Viewfinder Display • The following images are examples of when the display screen is set to [ ] (monitor style) in the monitor. In recording  8bit 24 p   × × MINI MINI MINI MINI Fn10 Fn10 Fn10 Fn10...
  • Page 113 Others A › Quality (P82) AF area (P34) AFS AFF AFC MF Focus Mode (P32, 36) Spot metering target Focus Bracket (P50) Center marker display Post Focus (P45) Self-timer Sound Rec Level Disp. š AF Mode (P33) Ø Sound Rec Level Limiter Face Recognition Time Code (P58) AF Lock (P37)
  • Page 114 Others Touch tab White Balance Bracket, White Balance Bracket (Color Touch zoom Temperature) (P51) Touch Shutter (P25) White Balance Fine Adjustment × × AWBc Touch AE (P25) VÐî White Balance (P39) Ñ Peaking Color (P31) Function button (P28) Number of recordable pictures Color (P31) Maximum number of pictures Defocus control function...
  • Page 115 Others In recording On-monitor recording information 1/60  Single Burst ISO A  AUTO 4K Photo (P41) Post Focus (P45)  Self-timer  AFS AFF AFC MF Focus Mode (P32, 36) š AF Mode (P33) Ø Quality (P82) › Recording Mode (P21) EXPS EXPS Picture size/Aspect Ratio (P82)
  • Page 116: Message Display

    • Insert a different card. [This battery cannot be used] • Use a genuine Panasonic battery. If this message is displayed even when a genuine Panasonic battery is used, contact the dealer or Panasonic. • If the battery terminal is dirty, clean it and remove any objects.
  • Page 117: Troubleshooting

    Others Troubleshooting First, try out the following procedures. If the problem is not resolved, it may be improved by selecting [Reset] on the [Setup] menu. • Please also refer to the “Owner’s Manual for advanced features (PDF format)”, which describes more detailed information.
  • Page 118 Others Striping or flicker may appear under lighting such as fluorescent lighting and LED lighting fixture. • This is characteristic of MOS sensors which serve as the camera’s pickup sensors. This is not a malfunction. • When using the electronic shutter, lowering the shutter speed may reduce the effect of the horizontal stripes.
  • Page 119 Others The picture is not played back. There are no recorded pictures. • Is the card inserted? • Is this a folder or picture which was processed in the PC? If it is, it cannot be played back by this unit. >...
  • Page 120 Others When I try to set up a Wi-Fi connection with a Windows 8 PC, my user name and password are not recognized, so I cannot connect to the PC. • Some OS versions, including Windows 8, use two types of accounts: a local account and a Microsoft account.
  • Page 121: Specifications

    Size] set to [14bit]. Number of recordable When there are RAW files: 80 or higher pictures pictures When there are no RAW files: 600 or higher pictures ¢ When recording is performed under the test conditions specified by Panasonic (ENG) DVQX1356...
  • Page 122 Others ISO sensitivity Still picture: ¢ (Standard Output AUTO/ /160/200/400/800/1600/3200/6400/12800/25600/ Sensitivity) 51200/102400 ¢ /204800 ¢ Creative Video Mode: AUTO/80 ¢ /160/200/400/800/1600/3200/6400/12800/25600/ 51200/102400 ¢ /204800 ¢ (1/3 EV step change possible) ¢ Only available when [Extended ISO] is set. Dual Native ISO [AUTO]: AUTO/80 ¢...
  • Page 123 ¢ Card slot 1/Card slot 2: UHS-I/UHS-II UHS Speed Class 3 UHS-II Video Speed Class 60 (Operation has been confirmed with a Panasonic card rated at Video Speed Class 90.) Double slot recording function is available. Picture size Still picture...
  • Page 124 Others Recording quality Motion pictures [Rec Format]: [AVCHD]/[MP4]/[MP4 HEVC]/[MP4 (LPCM)]/[MOV] Refer to P55 of this document for details. Quality RAW/RAWiFine/RAWiStandard/Fine/Standard Recording file format Still Picture RAW (14 bit/12 bit)/JPEG (based on “Design rule for Camera File system”, based on “Exif 2.31” standard) 4K photo (burst file) MP4 (H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, AAC (2 ch)) Motion pictures...
  • Page 125 Others Dimensions Approx. 138.5 mm (W)k98.1 mm (H)k87.4 mm (D) (5.45q (W)k3.86q (H)k3.44q (D)) (excluding the projecting parts) Mass (Weight) Approx. 660 g/1.46 lb (with one card and the battery) Approx. 580 g/1.28 lb (camera body) Approx. 870 g/1.92 lb (with the Interchangeable lens (H-FS12060), one card and the battery) ¢...
  • Page 126 5.0 V 1.8 A Operating temperature: 0 oC to 40 oC (32 oF to 104 oF) Battery Pack (lithium-ion) (Panasonic DMW-BLF19PP): Information for your safety Voltage/capacity: 7.2 V/1860 mAh The symbols on this product (including the accessories) represent the following: Class II equipment (The construction of the product is double-insulated.)
  • Page 127: Digital Camera Accessory System

    DMW-SSTG9 ¢1 Supplied with an AC adaptor and a USB connection cable (for charger). ¢2 The AC Adaptor (optional) can only be used with the designated Panasonic DC Coupler (optional). The AC adaptor (optional) cannot be used by itself. ¢3 Use if the attached lens is in contact with the tripod pedestal.
  • Page 128: Reading The Owner's Manual (pdf Format)

    [MENU/SET] > [Setup] > [Version Disp.] > [Software info]. At least three (3) years from delivery of this product, Panasonic will give to any third party who contacts us at the contact information provided below, for a charge no more than our cost of physically performing source code distribution, a complete machine-readable copy of the corresponding source code covered under GPL V2.0 or LGPL V2.1, as well as the respective...
  • Page 129: 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 condition in the original...
  • Page 130 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, alteration, faulty...
  • Page 131 • The Bluetooth word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Panasonic Corporation is under license. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners. (ENG) DVQX1356...
  • Page 132 AVC Video. No license is granted or shall be implied for any other use. Additional information may be obtained from MPEG LA, L.L.C. See Panasonic Canada Inc. 5770 Ambler Drive Mississauga, Ontario L4W 2T3 Printed in China  Panasonic Corporation 2018...

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