Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX30 Operating Instructions Manual

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  • Page 1: Operating Instructions, Digital Camera

    DMC-FX30 Model No. Before connecting, operating or adjusting this product, please read the instructions completely. For USA assistance, please call: 1-800-272-7033 or send e-mail to : For Canadian assistance, please call: 1-800-99-LUMIX (1-800-995-8649) or send e-mail to: VQT1B86...

  • Page 2: Information For Your Safety

    Before Use Before Use 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 on the below.

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    • 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. • SDHC Logo is a trademark. • Leica is a registered trademark of Leica Microsystems IR GmbH.

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    Before Use Declaration of Conformity Trade Name: Panasonic Model No.: DMC-FX30 Responsible party: Panasonic Corporation of North America One Panasonic Way, Secaucus, NJ 07094 Support Contact: Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company 1-800-272-7033 This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the...

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  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Contents Before Use Information for Your Safety... 2 Preparation Standard Accessories... 8 Names of the Components ... 8 Quick Guide ... 9 Charging the Battery with the Charger ...10 About the Battery (charging/ number of recordable pictures) ... 11 Inserting and Removing the Card (optional)/the Battery...

  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Message Display ...97 Troubleshooting ...99 Number of Recordable Pictures and Available Recording Time ...104 Specifications...107 Digital Camera Accessory System... 110 Digital Camera Accessory Order Form (For USA Customers)... 111 Request for Service Notice (For USA Only)...112 Limited Warranty (For USA Only) ...113 Customer Services Directory (For USA Only)...115...

  • Page 8: Standard Accessories, Names Of The Components

    • For information about optional accessories, refer to the “Digital Camera Accessory System”. (P110) • If any accessories are lost, customers in the USA should contact Panasonic’s parts department at 1 800 833-9626 and customers in Canada should contact 1 800 99-LUMIX (1-800-995-8649) for...

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    16 Strap eyelet 17 Lens barrel 18 [AV OUT/DIGITAL] socket (P85, 88, 92) 19 [DC IN] socket (P85, 88) • Always use a genuine Panasonic AC adaptor (DMW-AC5PP; optional). • This camera cannot charge the battery even though the AC adaptor (DMW-AC5PP;...

  • Page 10: Quick Guide, Charging The Battery With The Charger, Vqt1b86

    Preparation Quick Guide This is an overview of how to record and play back pictures with the camera. For each step, be sure to refer to the pages indicated in brackets. 1 Charge the battery. (P10) • The battery is not charged when the camera is shipped.

  • Page 11: About The Battery (charging Number Of Recordable Pictures)

    (Approx. 140 min) Recording conditions by CIPA standard • Temperature: 23 °C (73.4 °F)/ Humidity: 50% when LCD monitor is on. • Using a Panasonic SD Memory Card (16 MB). • Using the supplied battery. • Starting recording 30 seconds after the camera is turned on.

  • Page 12: Inserting And Removing The Card Optional)/the Battery

    (P13) 1 Slide the release lever in the direction of the arrow and open the card/battery door. • Always use genuine Panasonic batteries (DMW-BCE10PP). • If you use other batteries, we cannot guarantee the quality of this product.

  • Page 13: About The Built-in Memory The Card (optional)

    The data on the built-in memory or the card may be damaged. Be particularly careful while the built-in memory or the card is being accessed. (P21) • We recommend using a Panasonic card. About the Built-in Memory/the Card (optional)

  • Page 14: Setting Date/time (clock Set), Vqt1b86

    Please confirm the latest information on the following website. (This Site is English only.) • Refer to P104 for information about the number of recordable pictures and the available recording time for each Card.

  • Page 15: Changing The Clock Setting, About The Mode Dial

    3 Press [MENU/SET] to set. • Turn the camera off after setting the clock. Then set the mode dial to a recording mode to turn the camera on and check whether or not the clock setting is correct. ∫ Changing the clock setting 1 Press [MENU/SET].

  • Page 16: Setting The Menu

    Preparation ∫ Basic : Normal picture mode (P22) Use this mode for normal recording. : Simple mode (P24) This mode is recommended for beginners. : Playback mode (P29) This mode allows you to play back recorded pictures. ∫ Advanced : Intelligent ISO sensitivity mode (P41) This mode automatically sets the optimal ISO sensitivity and shutter speed according...

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  • Page 18: About The Setup Menu

    Preparation About the Setup Menu • Set items as required. (Refer to P18 to 20 for each menu item.) • Select [RESET] to return the settings to the initial settings at the time of purchase. (P20) • [CLOCK SET], [AUTO REVIEW], [POWER SAVE] and [ECONOMY] are important items.

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    • The status indicator lights while the LCD monitor is turned off. Press any button to turn on the LCD monitor again. • Power save mode is fixed to [2MIN.]. [However, power save mode is not activated when using the AC adaptor (DMW-AC5PP;...

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    Preparation • To reset the folder number to 100, format (P84) the built-in memory or the card first and then use this function to reset the file number. A reset screen for the folder number will then appear. Select [YES] to reset the folder number.

  • Page 21: Lcd Monitor Display/switching The Lcd Monitor Display

    LCD Monitor Display/ Switching the LCD Monitor Display ∫ Screen display in normal picture mode [ ] (at the time of purchase) 5 6 7 F2.8 1/30 1 Recording mode 2 Flash mode (P34) • If you press the shutter button halfway when the flash is activated, the flash icon turns red.

  • Page 22: Taking Pictures, Vqt1b86

    Basic Basic Taking Pictures The camera automatically sets the shutter speed and the aperture value according to the brightness of the subject. 1: Shutter button • The status indicator 3 lights for about 1 second when you turn this unit on 2. 1 Hold this unit gently with both hands, keep your arms still at your side and stand with your feet...

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    • When you press the shutter button, the LCD monitor may become bright or dark for a moment however the recorded picture will not be affected. • Be careful not to move the camera when you press the shutter button. •...

  • Page 24: Taking Pictures In Simple Mode, Vqt1b86

    Basic ∫ Direction detection function Pictures recorded with the camera held vertically are played back vertically (rotated). (Only when [ROTATE DISP.] (P74) is set to [ON]) • Pictures may not be displayed vertically if they were taken with the camera aimed up or down.

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    [AUTO REVIEW] [OFF] The recorded picture does not automatically appear. [ON] The recorded picture automatically appears on the screen for about 1 second. [BEEP] [OFF] No operation sound [LOW] Soft operation sound [HIGH] Loud operation sound [CLOCK SET] Change date and time. (P14) •...

  • Page 26: Taking Pictures With The Zoom, Using The Optical Zoom/using The Extended Optical Zoom (ez), Vqt1b86

    Basic Press 3. • When the backlight compensation function is activated, [ (compensating backlight ON indication A) appears. Press 3 again to cancel this function. BACKLIGHT • We recommend using the flash when you use the backlight compensation function. (The flash is fixed to Forced ON [ •...

  • Page 27: Using The Digital Zoom Further Extending The Zoom, Vqt1b86

    • In motion picture mode [ magnification is fixed to the value set at the start of recording. • “EZ” is an abbreviation of “Extended optical Zoom”. • If you set a picture size that activates the extended optical zoom, the extended optical zoom icon [ ] is displayed on the screen when you use the zoom function.

  • Page 28: Checking The Recorded Picture

    Basic • When using the digital zoom, we recommend using a tripod and the self-timer (P38) for taking pictures. • The indicated zoom magnification is an approximation. • The digital zoom does not work in the following cases: – In simple mode [ –...

  • Page 29: Playing Back/deleting Pictures

    Playing back/Deleting Pictures The picture data on the built-in memory is played back or deleted when a card is not inserted. The picture data on the card is played back or deleted when a card is inserted. (P13) Once deleted, pictures cannot be recovered.

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    Basic ∫ To delete [MULTI DELETE]/ [ALL DELETE] 1 Press [ ] twice. 2 Press 3/4 to select [MULTI DELETE] or [ALL DELETE] and then press [MENU/SET]. MULTI/ALL DELETE MULTI DELETE ALL DELETE MENU SELECT CANCEL • [MULTI DELETE] > step •...

  • Page 31: About The Lcd Monitor, Changing The Information Displayed, Vqt1b86

    Advanced (Recording pictures) About the LCD Monitor Changing the information displayed A LCD monitor Press [DISPLAY] to change. • When the menu screen appears, the [DISPLAY] button is not activated. During playback zoom (P68), while playing back motion pictures (P69) and during a slide show (P72), you can only select “Normal display H”...

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    Advanced (Recording pictures) ∫ Recording guide line When you align the subject on the horizontal and vertical guide lines or the cross point of these lines, you can take pictures with well-designed composition by viewing the size, the slope and the balance of the subject.

  • Page 33: Brightening The Lcd Monitor

    Brightening the LCD Monitor (Power LCD/High angle mode) • If the mode dial is set [ Power LCD function only can be used. 1 Press [LCD MODE] for 1 second. 2 Press 3/4 to select a mode. LCD MODE POWER LCD HIGH ANGLE SELECT [POWER LCD]...

  • Page 34: Taking Pictures Using The Built-in Flash

    Advanced (Recording pictures) ∫ Canceling Power LCD or High angle mode • If you press and hold [LCD MODE] again for 1 second the screen shown in step is displayed. Select [OFF] to cancel Power LCD mode or High angle mode. •...

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    : AUTO The flash is automatically activated when the recording conditions make it necessary. : AUTO/Red-eye reduction The flash is automatically activated when the recording conditions make it necessary. It is activated once before the actual recording to reduce the red-eye phenomenon (eyes of the subject appearing red in the picture) and then activated again for the actual recording.

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    Advanced (Recording pictures) • The flash setting is memorized even if the camera is turned off. However, the scene mode flash setting is reset to the initial setting when the scene mode is changed. ∫ The available flash range to take pictures ISO sensitivity Available flash range...

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    ∫ Shutter speed for each flash setting Flash setting : AUTO : AUTO/ Red-eye reduction : Forced ON : Forced ON/ Red-eye reduction : Slow sync./ Red-eye reduction 1/2000 1/2000 : Forced OFF 1/2000 1/4 or 1 to 1/2000 ¢1 The shutter speed changes depending on the slow shutter setting.

  • Page 38: Taking Pictures With The Self-timer

    Advanced (Recording pictures) Taking Pictures with the Self-timer 1 Press 2 [ 2 Press 3/4 to select a mode. SELFTIMER 10 SEC. 2 SEC. SELECT • You can also press 2 [ 3 Press [MENU/SET]. • You can also press the shutter button halfway to finish.

  • Page 39: Compensating The Exposure

    Compensating the Exposure Use this function when you cannot achieve appropriate exposure due to the difference in brightness between the subject and the background. Look at the following examples. Under exposed Compensate the exposure towards positive. Properly exposed Compensate the exposure towards 1 Press 3 [ appears, compensate the exposure with 2/1.

  • Page 40: Taking Pictures Using Auto Bracket

    Advanced (Recording pictures) Taking Pictures using Auto Bracket In this mode, 3 pictures are automatically recorded in the selected exposure compensation range each time the shutter button is pressed. You can select the picture with the desired exposure from the 3 pictures with different exposures.

  • Page 41: The Movement Of The Subject Being Recorded

    Changing the sensitivity according to the movement of the subject being recorded The camera detects the movement of the subject near the center of the screen and then sets the optimal ISO sensitivity and shutter speed according to the movement and the brightness of the subject.

  • Page 42: Taking Close-up Pictures

    Advanced (Recording pictures) • Depending on the brightness and how fast the subject is moving, jitter may not be avoided. • The camera may not be able to detect the movement of the subject in the following cases. – When the moving subject is small –...

  • Page 43: Taking Pictures That Match The Scene Being Recorded (scene Mode)

    Taking pictures that match the scene being recorded (Scene mode) When you select a scene mode to match the subject and recording situation, the camera sets the optimal exposure and hue to obtain the desired picture. • Refer to P44 to 50 and “About the information ”...

  • Page 44: Portrait], Soft Skin], Self Portrait]

    Advanced (Recording pictures) [PORTRAIT] Press [ ] to display the [SCENE MODE] MENU /SET menu and select a scene mode. (P43) The person stands out from the background and has a healthier complexion. ∫ Technique for Portrait mode To increase the effectiveness of this mode: 1 Rotate the zoom lever as far as possible to Tele.

  • Page 45: Scenery], Sports], Night Portrait], Night Scenery]

    • The stabilizer function mode is fixed to [MODE2]. (P63) • The AF mode is fixed to [ • The setting on the AF assist lamp is disabled. [SCENERY] Press [ ] to display the [SCENE MODE] MENU /SET menu and select a scene mode. (P43) This allows you to take pictures of a wide landscape.

  • Page 46: Food], Party], Candle Light], Baby1]/[baby2]

    Advanced (Recording pictures) • The focus range is 5 m (16.4 feet) to ¶. • The shutter may remain closed (max. about 8 sec.) after taking the picture because of signal processing. This is not a malfunction. • Noise may become visible when you take pictures in dark places.

  • Page 47: Pet], Sunset]

    ∫ Age display setting • To have the age displayed, first set the birthday and then be sure to set [WITH AGE] before taking the pictures. BABY1 WITH AGE WITHOUT AGE BIRTHDAY SET. CANCEL SELECT ∫ Birthday setting 1 Press 3/4 to select [BIRTHDAY SET.] and then press [MENU/SET].

  • Page 48: High Sens.], Starry Sky]

    Advanced (Recording pictures) [HIGH SENS.] Press [ ] to display the [SCENE MODE] MENU /SET menu and select a scene mode. (P43) Select this mode for high-sensitivity processing. You can take pictures at ISO 3200 sensitivity. • The resolution of the recorded picture decreases because of high sensitivity processing.

  • Page 49: Fireworks], Beach], Snow], Aerial Photo]

    [FIREWORKS] Press [ ] to display the [SCENE MODE] MENU /SET menu and select a scene mode. (P43) This mode allows you to take beautiful pictures of fireworks exploding in the night sky. ∫ Technique for Fireworks mode • Since the shutter speed becomes slower, we recommend using a tripod.

  • Page 50: Underwater]

    Advanced (Recording pictures) • The setting on the AF assist lamp is disabled. • The white balance cannot be set. [UNDERWATER] Press [ ] to display the [SCENE MODE] MENU /SET menu and select a scene mode. (P43) Use the marine case (DMW-MCFX30; optional).

  • Page 51: Motion Picture Mode

    Motion Picture Mode 1 Press the shutter button halfway to focus and then press it fully to start recording. A: Audio recording • The available recording time B is displayed on the top right and the elapsed recording time C is displayed on the bottom right of the screen.

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    • Depending on the type of SD Memory Card or SDHC Memory Card, recording may stop in the middle. • We recommend using Panasonic’s SD Memory Cards/SDHC Memory Cards. • Depending on the type of SD Memory Card or SDHC Memory Card, the card access indication may appear for a while after recording motion pictures.

  • Page 53: Recording Which Day Of The Vacation You Take The Picture

    Recording which Day of the Vacation You Take the Picture If you set the departure date of the vacation in advance, the number of days that have passed since the departure date (which day of the vacation it is) is recorded when you take the picture.

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    Advanced (Recording pictures) • The travel date is canceled if the current date is after the return date. • If you do not want to set the return date, press [MENU/SET while the date bar is displayed. 7 Press [MENU/SET] to close the menu.

  • Page 55: Displaying The Time At The Travel Destination (world Time)

    Displaying the Time at the Travel Destination (World Time) If you set your home area and the travel destination area when traveling abroad etc., the local time at the travel destination area can be displayed on the screen and recorded on the pictures taken. •...

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    Advanced (Recording pictures) ∫ Finishing setting the home area • If you are setting the home area for the first time, the screen returns to the screen shown in step 1 of “Setting the home area [HOME]” after you press [MENU/ SET] to set your home area.

  • Page 57: Using The [rec] Mode Menu

    Using the [REC] Mode Menu Increase the variety of pictures you can take by setting the white balance, color mode etc. The menu items that can be set differ depending on the recording mode. ∫ Setting from the menu screen Press [MENU/SET] to display the [REC] menu and then select the item to set.

  • Page 58: Adjusting The Hue For A More Natural Picture

    Advanced (Recording pictures) [W.BALANCE] Adjusting the hue for a more natural picture Press [ ] to display the [REC] mode MENU /SET menu and select the item to set. (P57) This function allows you to reproduce a white color close to real life in pictures recorded under sunlight, halogen lighting etc.

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    ∫ Finely adjusting the white balance Use this to set the white balance manually. • Set the white balance to • You can even set the white balance in [UNDERWATER] in scene mode. 1 Press 3 [ ] several times until [WB ADJUST.] appears and then press 2/1 to adjust the white balance.

  • Page 60: Sensitivity Setting The Light Sensitivity, Aspect Ratio Setting The Aspect Ratio Of Pictures

    Advanced (Recording pictures) [SENSITIVITY] Setting the light sensitivity Press [ ] to display the [REC] mode MENU /SET menu and select the item to set. (P57) ISO is a measure of sensitivity to light. The higher the sensitivity is set, the less light is needed to take a picture so the camera becomes more suitable for recording in dark places.

  • Page 61: Setting A Picture Size And Quality That Match Your Use Of The Pictures

    [PICT.SIZE]/[QUALITY] Setting a picture size and quality that match your use of the pictures Press [ ] to display the [REC] mode MENU /SET menu and select the item to set. (P57) A digital picture is made of numerous dots called pixels.

  • Page 62: Recording Still Pictures With Audio, Af Mode Setting The Focus Method

    Advanced (Recording pictures) [AUDIO REC.] Recording still pictures with audio Press [ ] to display the [REC] mode MENU /SET menu and select the item to set. (P57) You can record audio with the still picture if this is set to [ON]. This means you can record the conversation that took place when you were recording or an explanation of the picture.

  • Page 63: Detecting Jitter And Compensating For It

    ∫ About [ ] or [ • You can focus on the subject more quickly than other AF modes. • The picture may stop moving for a moment before being brought into focus when you press the shutter button halfway. This is not a malfunction. •...

  • Page 64: Burst Taking Pictures Using Burst

    Advanced (Recording pictures) ISO sensitivity in intelligent ISO sensitivity mode [ ] (P41) and [SPORTS] (P45), [BABY1]/[BABY2] (P46) and [PET] (P47) in scene mode. • The stabilizer function may not be effective in the following cases. – When there is a lot of jitter. –...

  • Page 65: Focusing In Low Light Conditions Becomes Easier

    • The exposure and the white balance vary depending on the burst mode setting. When burst mode is set to [ fixed to the values set for the first picture. When the burst speed is set to [ ], they are adjusted each time you take a picture.

  • Page 66: Recording Bright Pictures In Dark Places

    Advanced (Recording pictures) • The setting for the [AF ASSIST LAMP] is fixed to [OFF] in [SELF PORTRAIT] (P44), [SCENERY] (P45), [NIGHT SCENERY] (P45), [SUNSET] (P47), [FIREWORKS] (P49) and [AERIAL PHOTO] (P49) in scene mode. • The initial setting for [PET] (P47) in scene mode is [OFF] .

  • Page 67: Calendar Playback

    Advanced (Playback) Displaying Multiple Screens (Multi Playback) 1 Rotate the zoom lever towards ] [W] to display multiple screens. (Screen when 9 screens are displayed) DEC . 1.2007 CANCEL • : 1 screen>9 screens> 25 screens>Calendar screen display (P67) • Rotate the zoom lever towards [ to return to the previous screen.

  • Page 68: Using The Playback Zoom

    Advanced (Playback) • The recording date of the picture selected in the playback screen becomes the date selected when the calendar screen is first displayed. • If there are multiple pictures with the same recording date, the first picture recorded on that day is displayed. 2 Press 3/4/2/1 to select the date to be played back.

  • Page 69: Playing Back Motion Pictures Pictures With Audio

    2 Press 3/4/2/1 to move the position. CANCEL DELETE • When you move the position to be displayed, the zoom position indication appears for about 1 second. ∫ To stop using the playback zoom Rotate the zoom lever towards [ press [MENU/SET].

  • Page 70: Creating Still Pictures From A Motion Picture

    Advanced (Playback) ∫ Pictures with audio Press 2/1 to select a picture with the audio icon [ press 4 to play back. PLAY AUDIO 10:00 DEC. 1.2007 • Refer to [AUDIO REC.] (P62) and [AUDIO DUB.] (P80) for information about how to create still pictures with audio.

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    ∫ Saving a single still picture with 9 screens from the motion picture • Rotate the zoom lever towards [ [W] to display the 9 screens playback screen. SELECT • Rotate the zoom lever further towards (W) to switch to [ (A).

  • Page 72: Using The [play] Mode Menu, Playing Back Pictures In Order For A Fixed Duration

    Advanced (Playback) Using the [PLAY] mode menu You can use various functions in playback mode to rotate pictures, set protection for them etc. 1 Press [MENU/SET]. 2 Press 3/4 to select the menu item and then press 1. PLAY SLIDE SHOW FAVORITE ROTATE DISP.

  • Page 73

    [ALL] Displays all pictures. Displays only those pictures that have been set as favorites (P74). • If none of the pictures have [ displayed, you cannot select [ if [FAVORITE] is set to [ON]. 2 Press 3 to select [START] and then press [MENU/SET].

  • Page 74: Favorite Setting Your Favorite Pictures, Rotate Disp.]/[rotate To Display The Picture Rotated

    Advanced (Playback) [FAVORITE] Setting your favorite pictures Press [ ] to display the [PLAY] mode MENU /SET menu and select the item to set. (P72) You can do the following if a mark has been added to pictures and they have been set as favorites.

  • Page 75: Stamping Information Such As The Date On The Recorded Pictures

    2 Press [MENU/SET] to close the menu. ∫ Rotate (The picture is rotated manually.) 1 Press 2/1 to select the picture and then press 4. ROTATE SELECT • The [ROTATE] function is disabled when [ROTATE DISP.] is set to [OFF]. •...

  • Page 76

    Advanced (Playback) – Pictures that were previously stamped with [DATE STAMP] – Motion pictures – Pictures with Audio ∫ Single setting 1 Press 2/1 to select the picture and then press 4. DATE STAMP SELECT EXIT 2 Press 3/4/2/1 to select [SHOOTING DATE], [AGE] or [TRAVEL DATE] and then press [MENU/SET] to set each item.

  • Page 77: Setting The Picture To Print And The Number Of Prints

    (P83) and then set the DPOF setting. For more information visit: Press 3/4 to select [SINGLE], [MULTI] or [CANCEL] and then press [MENU/SET]. when the •...

  • Page 78: The Number Of Prints

    Advanced (Playback) ∫ Single setting 1 Press 2/1 to select the picture to print and then press 3/4 to set the number of prints. DPOF SET THIS COUNT DATE SELECT • The number of prints icon [ appears. • The number of prints can be set from 0 to 999.

  • Page 79: Pictures

    • DPOF is an abbreviation of “Digital Print Order Format”. This feature allows you to write print information to media and then use the information on a DPOF-compliant system. • DPOF print setting is a convenient function when printing pictures with a printer that supports PictBridge.

  • Page 80: Audio Dub Adding Audio After Taking Pictures, Resize Making The Picture Smaller

    Advanced (Playback) [AUDIO DUB.] Adding audio after taking pictures Press [ ] to display the [PLAY] mode MENU /SET menu and select the item to set. (P72) You can add the audio after taking a picture. 1 Press 2/1 to select the picture and then press 4 to start audio recording.

  • Page 81: Trimming Enlarging A Picture And Trimming It

    Aspect ratio setting • The message [DELETE ORIGINAL PICTURE?] appears. 3 Press 3/4 to select [YES] or [NO] and then press [MENU/SET]. RESIZE DELETE ORIGINAL PICTURE? CANCEL SELECT • The picture is overwritten when you select [YES]. Resized pictures cannot be restored when they are overwritten.

  • Page 82: Changing The Aspect Ratio Of A 16:9 Picture

    Advanced (Playback) 5 Press 3/4 to select [YES] or [NO] and then press [MENU/SET]. TRIMMING DELETE ORIGINAL PICTURE? CANCEL SELECT • The picture is overwritten when you select [YES]. The trimmed pictures cannot be restored when they are overwritten. • A trimmed picture is newly created when you select [NO].

  • Page 83: Copy Copying The Picture Data

    • The picture is overwritten when you select [YES]. If you convert the aspect ratio of a picture and then overwrite it, you cannot restore it. • A picture with the converted aspect ratio is newly created when you select [NO]. •...

  • Page 84: Initializing The Built-in Memory Or A Card

    Advanced (Playback) • It may take time to copy the picture data. • Only pictures recorded with a Panasonic digital camera (LUMIX) will be copied. (Even if the pictures were recorded with a Panasonic digital camera, you may not be able to copy them if they were edited with a PC.)

  • Page 85: Connecting To A Pc

    Connecting to other equipment Connecting to a PC You can acquire recorded pictures to a PC by connecting the camera and the PC. The software [LUMIX Simple Viewer] or [PHOTOfunSTUDIO-viewer-] ® (for Windows ) in the CD-ROM (supplied) allows you to easily acquire pictures recorded with the camera to a PC, print them and send them by e-mail.

  • Page 86

    Connecting to other equipment ∫ About motion picture playback on a Use the software “QuickTime” (for Windows 2000/XP) in the CD-ROM (supplied) to play back motion pictures recorded on this camera on a PC. • If you use “Windows 98/98SE/Me”, download “QuickTime6.5.2 for PC”...

  • Page 87

    • Do not use any other USB connection cables except the supplied one. • Do not disconnect the USB connection cable while [ACCESS] is displayed. • When there are many pictures on the card, it may take some time to transfer them.

  • Page 88: Printing The Pictures

    Connecting to other equipment Printing the Pictures By connecting the camera directly to a printer supporting PictBridge via the USB connection cable (supplied), you can select the pictures to print and start printing on the camera’s screen. Set print settings such as the print quality on the printer beforehand.

  • Page 89

    • If you want to print the age in [BABY1]/ [BABY2] (P46) or [PET] (P47) in scene mode or the number of days that have been passed since the departure date in [TRAVEL DATE] (P53), use the software [LUMIX Simple Viewer] or [PHOTOfunSTUDIO-viewer-] in the CD-ROM (supplied) and print from the PC.

  • Page 90

    Connecting to other equipment 3 Press 3 to select [PRINT START] and then press [MENU/SET]. MULTI SELECT PRINT START PRINT WITH DATE NUM. OF PRINTS PAPER SIZE PAGE LAYOUT CANCEL SELECT • [PRINT WITH DATE] and [NUM. OF PRINTS] are not displayed when [DPOF PICTURE] is set.

  • Page 91

    ∫ Setting the date printing with the DPOF print in advance We recommend setting DPOF date printing with [DPOF PRINT] (P78) in advance when the printer supports it. If you select [DPOF PICTURE], printing starts and the recording date is printed. ∫...

  • Page 92: Playing Back Pictures On A Tv Screen

    Connecting to other equipment Playing Back Pictures on a TV Screen ∫ Playing back pictures using the AV cable (supplied) • Set the [TV ASPECT]. (P20) • Turn this unit and the TV off. 1 Connect the AV cable A (supplied) to the [AV OUT] socket on the camera.

  • Page 93: Screen Display

    Others Screen Display F2.8 In recording Recording in normal picture mode [ (Initial setting) 1 Recording mode 2 Flash mode (P34) 3 AF area (P22) 4 Focus (P22) 5 Picture size (P61) 6 Quality (P61) : Jitter alert (P24) 7 Battery indication (P21) 8 Number of recordable pictures (P104) 9 Built-in memory (P13) : Card (P13)

  • Page 94

    Others Recording in simple mode 1 Flash mode (P34) 2 Focus (P22) 3 Picture mode (P24) : Jitter alert (P24) 4 Battery indication (P21) 5 Number of recordable pictures 6 Built-in memory (P13) : Card (P13) 7 Recording state 8 AF area (P22) 9 Travel date (P53) 10 Operation for backlight compensation (P25) 11 Current date and time...

  • Page 95: Cautions For Use

    18 Audio playback (P69) PLAY MOTION : In motion picture mode PICTURE (P69) 19 Stamped with date stamp indication (P75) 20 Favorites (P74) Cautions for Use ∫ Optimal use of the camera Take care not to drop or knock the unit or put a lot of pressure on it.

  • Page 96

    Others • If the camera is cold when you turn it on, the picture on the LCD monitor will be slightly darker than usual at first. However, the picture will return to normal brightness when the internal temperature of the camera increases.

  • Page 97: Message Display

    • The charger may generate whirring sounds when it is being used. This is not a malfunction. • After using the charger, be sure to disconnect it from the electrical outlet. (A very small amount of current is consumed if it is left connected.) •...

  • Page 98

    Others [SOME PICTURES CANNOT BE COPIED]/[COPY COULD NOT BE COMPLETED] The following pictures cannot be copied. • When a picture with the same name as the picture to be copied exists in the copy destination. • Files not based on the DCF standard. Moreover, pictures recorded or edited by other equipment may not be copied.

  • Page 99: Troubleshooting

    [PLEASE RE-CONNECT THE PRINTER.] This message will be displayed if you change the mode dial to print mode [ while this unit and the PC are connected. If a printer is connected, change the mode to a mode other than [ ] mode and then check that no data is being transferred.

  • Page 100

    Others 6: The recorded picture is blurred. The optical image stabilizer is not effective. • The shutter speed will become slower and the optical image stabilizer function may not work properly when taking pictures especially in dark places. In this case, we recommend holding the camera firmly with both hands when taking pictures.

  • Page 101

    3: The folder number and the file number are displayed as [—] and the screen turns black. • Is the picture edited with a PC or recorded with a digital camera from another manufacturer? This may also happen if the battery is removed immediately after recording or if recording with a exhausted battery.

  • Page 102

    • Was the picture edited with a PC or recorded with a digital camera from another manufacturer? This kind of picture may be displayed with a date different from the actual recording date in calendar playback.

  • Page 103

    – In these cases, you cannot set the auto review function in the [SETUP] menu. 3: A red lamp sometimes turns on when the shutter button is pressed halfway. • In dark places, the AF assist lamp (P65) lights red to make it easier to focus on a subject.

  • Page 104: Number Of Recordable Pictures And Available Recording Time

    Others Number of Recordable Pictures and Available Recording Time • The number of recordable pictures and the available recording time are an approximation. (These vary depending on the recording conditions and the type of card.) • The number of recordable pictures and the available recording time varies depending on the subjects.

  • Page 105

    Aspect ratio Picture size (3072k2048 pixels) Quality Built-in Memory (Approx. 27 MB) 16 MB 32 MB 64 MB 128 MB Card 256 MB 512 MB 1 GB 2 GB 4 GB Aspect ratio Picture size (3072k1728 pixels) Quality Built-in Memory (Approx.

  • Page 106

    Others ∫ Available recording time (when recording motion pictures) Aspect ratio Picture quality setting Built-in Memory (Approx. 27 MB) 16 MB 32 MB 64 MB 128 MB Card 256 MB 512 MB 1 GB 2 GB 22 min 30 s ¢...

  • Page 107: Specifications

    Specifications Digital Camera: Power Source: Power Consumption: Camera effective pixels: 7,200,000 pixels Image sensor: Lens: Digital zoom: Extended optical zoom: Focus: Focus range: Shutter system: Motion picture recording: When the aspect ratio setting is [ Burst recording Burst speed: Number of recordable...

  • Page 108

    Others Exposure (AE): Metering mode: LCD monitor: Flash: Microphone: Speaker: Recording media: Picture size Still picture: Motion pictures: Quality: Recording file format Still Picture: Picture with audio: Motion pictures: Interface Digital: Analog video/audio: VQT1B86 Program AE Exposure compensation (1/3 EV Step, j2 EV to i2 EV) Multiple 2.5q low-temperature polycrystalline TFT LCD (Approx.

  • Page 109

    Terminal [AV OUT/DIGITAL]: [DC IN]: Dimensions: Mass: Operating temperature: Operating humidity: Battery Charger (Panasonic ): Input: Output: Battery Pack (lithium-ion) Voltage/capacity: Dedicated jack (8 pin) Dedicated jack Approx. 94.9 mm (W)k51.9 mm (H)k22.0 mm (D) [3 3/4q (W)k2 1/16q (H)k7/8q (D)] (excluding the projecting parts) Approx.

  • Page 110: Digital Camera Accessory System

    Others Digital Camera Accessory System • NOTE: Accessories and/or model numbers may vary between countries. Consult your Accessory# DMW-BCE10PP DMW-CXA1 DMW-CX12 DMW-CHFX30 DMW-MCFX30 DMW-AC5PP RP-SDR04GU1K RP-SDK02GU1A RP-SDR02GU1A RP-SDK01GU1A RP-SDH01GU1A RP-SDR01GU1A RP-SDK512U1A RP-SDR512U1A RP-SDH256U1A RP-SDR256U1A RP-SD128BU1A RP-SD064BPPA local dealer. VQT1B86 Description...

  • Page 111: Digital Camera Accessory Order Form


  • Page 112: Request For Service Notice, For Usa Only

    (Failure to do so will delay your repair.) • To further speed your repair, please provide an explanation of what wrong with the unit and any symptom it is exhibiting. Panasonic Camera and Digital Service Center 1590 Touhy Ave. Elk Grove Village, IL 60007...

  • Page 113

    Limited Warranty Coverage If your product does not work properly because of a defect in materials or workmanship, Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company or Panasonic Puerto Rico, Inc. (collectively 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) repair your product with new...

  • Page 114

    Carry-In or Mail-In Service For Carry-In or Mail-In Service in the United States call 1-800-272-7033. For assistance in Puerto Rico call Panasonic Puerto Rico, Inc. (787)-750-4300 or fax (787)-768-2910. This warranty ONLY COVERS failures due to defects in materials or workmanship, and DOES NOT COVER normal wear and tear or cosmetic damage.

  • Page 115

    Web Site: You can purchase parts, accessories or locate your nearest Service Center by visiting our Web Site. Purchase Parts, Accessories and Instruction Books online for all Panasonic Products by visiting our Web Site at: or, send your request by E-mail to:

  • Page 116

    60 °C (140 °F) ou incinérer. La plaque signalétique se trouve sur le dessous de l’appareil. • Assurez-vous d’utiliser un adaptateur secteur de marque Panasonic (DMW- AC5PP; en option). • Assurez-vous d’utiliser une batterie de marque Panasonic (DMW-BCE10PP).

  • Page 117

    Évitez d’approcher l’appareil photo de tout équipement magnétisé (four à micro-ondes, téléviseur, équipement de jeux vidéo, etc.). • Si vous utilisez l’appareil photo à proximité d’un téléviseur, les radiations électromagnétiques pourraient nuire au son et à l’image. • N’utilisez pas l’appareil photo à proximité d’un téléphone cellulaire;...

  • Page 118: Index

    Others Index AC Adaptor ... 85, 88 Access indication ... 21 Aerial Photo Mode ... 49 AF Assist Lamp ... 65 AF Lock ... 50 AF Mode ... 62 AF/AE Lock ... 23 Aspect Ratio ... 60 Aspect Ratio Conversion ... 82 Audio Dubbing ...

  • Page 119

    Normal Picture Mode ... 22 NO.RESET ... 19 NTSC ... 20 Number of Prints ... 78, 90 Number of Recordable Pictures ... 11, 104 Optical Image Stabilizer ... 63 Optical Zoom ... 26 PAL ... 20 Paper Size ... 90 Party Mode ...

  • Page 120

    QuickTime and the QuickTime logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc., used under license therefrom. Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company, Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America One Panasonic Way, Secaucus, NJ 07094 Panasonic Puerto Rico, Inc. Ave. 65 de Infantería, Km. 9.5, San Gabriel Industrial Park, Carolina, Puerto Rico 00985 Panasonic Canada Inc.

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