Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ3 Operating Instructions Manual

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ3 Operating Instructions Manual

Panasonic lumix dmc-lz3: operating instruction
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Operating Instructions

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  • Page 1: Operating Instructions

    For USA assistance, please call: 1-800-272-7033 or send e-mail to : For Canadian assistance, please call: 1-800-561-5505 or visit us at Operating Instructions DMC-LZ5 Model No. DMC-LZ4 DMC-LZ3 Before connecting, operating or adjusting this product, please read the instructions completely.
  • Page 2: Information For Your Safety

    Before Use Before Use Dear Customer, We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for purchasing this Panasonic Digital Camera. Please read these Operating Instructions carefully and keep them handy for future reference. Information for Your Safety WARNING...
  • Page 3 Trade Name: Panasonic Model No.: DMC-LZ5 DMC-LZ4 DMC-LZ3 Responsible party: Panasonic Corporation of North America One Panasonic Way, Secaucus, NJ 07094 Support Contact: Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company...
  • Page 4 Before Use -If you see this symbol- Information on Disposal in other Countries outside the European Union This symbol is only valid in the European Union. If you wish to discard this product, please contact your local authorities or dealer and ask for the correct method of disposal.
  • Page 5: About The Mode Dial

    temperature. If condensation occurs, turn the camera off and leave it for about 2 hours. The fog will disappear naturally when the temperature of the camera becomes close to the ambient temperature. ∫ When not using the camera for a long period of time •...
  • Page 6 Before Use ∫ About indications in these operating instructions Modes indicated here allow you to use the functions or settings described on this page. Set the mode dial to any of the modes to use the functions or settings. Convenient or helpful information for use of the camera is described.
  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Contents Before Use Information for Your Safety ... 2 About The Mode Dial ... 5 Preparation Standard Accessories ... 9 Names of the Components ... 9 Quick Guide ... 11 About the Batteries ... 12 Inserting/Removing the Batteries... 16 Inserting/Removing the Card (Optional) ...
  • Page 8 Message Display ... 91 Troubleshooting ... 92 Number of recordable pictures and available recording time ... 97 Specifications... 100 Digital Camera Accessory System ... 103 Digital Camera Accessory Order Form (For USA Customers)... 104 Request for Service Notice (For USA Only)... 105 Limited Warranty (For USA Only) ...
  • Page 9: Preparation

    “Digital Camera Accessory System”. (P103) • 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 1 800 561-5505 for further information about obtaining replacement parts.
  • Page 10 11 12 [DIGITAL/V.OUT] socket (DMC-LZ4/DMC-LZ3) (P80, 82, 86) 20 [DC IN] socket (P80, 82) • Always use a genuine Panasonic AC adaptor (DMW-AC6; optional). 21 Battery door (P16) 22 Tripod receptacle • When you use a tripod, make sure it is...
  • Page 11: Quick Guide

    Quick Guide This is an overview of how to record and playback pictures with the camera. For each step, be sure to refer to the pages indicated in brackets. 1 Insert the batteries. (P16) • When you do not use the card (optional), you can record or play back pictures on the built-in memory (P17).
  • Page 12: About The Batteries

    Panasonic. It has more power than a regular alkaline battery and is suitable for high-drain equipment such as digital cameras. • We recommend using Panasonic batteries. VQT0U87 • Battery performance may vary greatly depending on the brand used and the storage life and conditions of the batteries.
  • Page 13 • Batteries with the covering partly or fully peeled off. Never use these batteries. (Refer to the illustration below.) • The - pole is flat. • All or part of the covering on the battery is peeled off. ∫ Battery indication The remaining battery power appears on the LCD monitor.
  • Page 14 Recording conditions by CIPA standard • Temperature: 23 °C (73.4 °F)/ Humidity: 50% when the LCD monitor is • Using a Panasonic SD Memory Card (16 MB)¢ • Starting recording 30 seconds after the camera is turned on. (When the optical...
  • Page 15 (In normal picture mode when the temperature is 0 °C (32 °F) and other recording conditions comply with CIPA standard.) Number of recordable Batteries Used pictures Panasonic Oxyride DMC-LZ5: batteries (supplied Approx. 40 pictures or optional) (Approx. 20 min) DMC-LZ4/DMC-LZ3: Approx.
  • Page 16: Inserting/Removing The Batteries

    Preparation Inserting/Removing the Batteries • Check that the camera is turned off and that the lens is retracted. • Use oxyride batteries (supplied), alkaline batteries (optional) or Ni-MH batteries (optional). 1 Slide the battery door to open it. 2 Insert the batteries with the poles aligned correctly.
  • Page 17: About The Built-In Memory/The Card

    • The card and the data may be damaged if it is inserted or removed while the camera is on. • We recommend using Panasonic’s SD Memory Card. About the Built-in Memory/the Card ∫ Built-in Memory [...
  • Page 18 8 MB, 16 MB, 32 MB, 64 MB, 128 MB, 256 MB, 512 MB, 1 GB, 2 GB (Maximum) Please confirm the latest information on the following website. (This Site is English only.) • Refer to P97 for information about the number of recordable pictures and the available recording time for each SD Memory Card.
  • Page 19: Setting Date/Time (Clock Set)

    Setting Date/Time (Clock Set) ∫ Initial setting The clock is not set so the following screen appears when you turn the camera on. PLEASE SET THE CLOCK MENU CLOCK SET A: [MENU/SET] button B: Cursor buttons • The screen disappears after about 5 seconds.
  • Page 20: About The Setup Menu

    Preparation About the Setup Menu • Set items as required. (Refer to P21 to 23 for each menu item.) • Menu items differ depending on the mode selected with the mode dial (P5). The following example shows how to set [BEEP] when normal picture mode [ selected.
  • Page 21 ∫ About the menu screen items • There are 3 menu screens (1/3, 2/3 and 3/3). • You can switch menu screens from any menu item by rotating the zoom lever. SETUP BATTERY TYPE SETUP CLOCK SET BEEP MONITOR NO.RESET AUTO REVIEW 1SEC.
  • Page 22 Preparation [POWER SAVE] (Except for mode) MENU Press [ ] to display the [SETUP] menu and select the item to set. (P20) [1MIN.]/[2MIN.]/[5MIN.]/[10MIN.]: Power save mode is activated (the camera is automatically turned off to save the battery life) if the camera has not been used for the time selected on the setting.
  • Page 23 [RESET] MENU Press [ ] to display the [SETUP] menu and select the item to set. (P20) The [REC] or [SETUP] menu settings are reset to the initial settings. • The birthday setting for [BABY1]/[BABY2] (P54) in scene mode is also reset when the [SETUP] menu settings are reset.
  • Page 24: Basic

    Basic Basic Taking Pictures The camera automatically sets the shutter speed and the aperture value according to the brightness of the subject. 1 1 Turn the camera on. 2 Select normal picture mode 2 Aim the AF area 1 to the point you want to focus on and then press the shutter button halfway.
  • Page 25 ∫ Tips for taking good pictures • Hold the camera gently with both hands, keep your arms still at your side and stand with your feet slightly apart. • Make sure the camera does not shake when you press the shutter button. •...
  • Page 26 Basic – When there are illuminated or glittering objects around the subject. – When taking a picture in dark places. – When the subject is moving fast. – When the scene has low contrast. – When jitter occurs. – When recording a very bright subject. We recommend taking pictures using AF/ AE lock.
  • Page 27: Taking Pictures In Simple Mode

    Taking Pictures in Simple Mode This mode allows beginners to take pictures easily. Only the basic functions appear in the menu to make operations simple. ∫ Basic menu settings 1 Press [MENU/SET]. 2 Press 3/4 to select the desired menu item and then press 1. SIMPLE MODE PICT.MODE ENLARGE...
  • Page 28 Basic • [SENSITIVITY] (P63): [AUTO] • [ASPECT RATIO]/[PICT.SIZE]/[QUALITY] (P64): – [ ENLARGE]: (6M) (DMC-LZ5)/ (DMC-LZ4/DMC-LZ3)/Fine – [ 4qk6q/10k15cm]: (2.5M EZ)/Standard – [ E-MAIL]: (0.3M EZ)/Standard • [AF MODE] (P66): ] (1-area-focusing) • [AF ASSIST LAMP] (P67): [ON] • [SLOW SHUTTER] (P67): [1/8 –...
  • Page 29: Taking Pictures With The Zoom

    Taking Pictures with the Zoom Using the Optical Zoom You can make people and subjects appear closer with the 6k optical zoom and landscapes can be recorded in wide angle. ∫ To make subjects appear closer use (Tele) Rotate the zoom lever towards Tele.
  • Page 30: Using The Extended Optical Zoom (Ez)

    Basic Using the Extended Optical Zoom (EZ) This camera has a 6k optical zoom. However, if the picture size is not set to the highest setting for each aspect ratio [ ], a maximum of 8.3k (DMC-LZ5)/7.5k (DMC-LZ4/DMC-LZ3) zoom can be achieved with no picture quality deterioration.
  • Page 31: Using The Digital Zoom Further Extending The Zoom

    • Refer to P64 for aspect ratio settings, P64 for picture size and P27 for simple mode • “EZ” is an abbreviation of [Extended optical Zoom]. • You can further enhance the zoom magnification with the extended optical zoom without worrying about further picture distortion.
  • Page 32: Checking The Recorded Picture (Review)

    Basic • In the digital zoom range, the stabilizer function may not be effective. • When using the digital zoom, we recommend using a tripod and the self-timer (P42) for taking pictures. • The indicated zoom magnification is an approximation. •...
  • Page 33: Playing Back Pictures

    3 Press 3/4/2/1 to move the position. REVIEW4X DELETE • When you change the magnification or the position to be displayed, the zoom position indication A appears for about 1 second so that you can check the enlarged area. ∫ Deleting the recorded picture during Review (Quick deletion) 1 Press [ 2 Press 3 to select [YES].
  • Page 34: Deleting Pictures

    Basic desired picture appears to play back the picture. • If you press and hold 2/1, the number of files forwarded/rewound at one time increases. The actual number of files forwarded/rewound at one time depends on the number of files recorded.
  • Page 35 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 • If you select [MULTI DELETE], perform steps 3 onwards. • If you select [ALL DELETE], perform steps 5 onwards.
  • Page 36: Advanced

    Advanced Advanced About the LCD Monitor Changing the information displayed DISPLAY A LCD monitor (LCD) Press [DISPLAY] to change. • When the menu screen appears, the [DISPLAY] button is not activated. During multi playback (P57) or playback zoom (P58), you can only select “Normal display”...
  • Page 37 ∫ 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 38: Recording A Picture With The Camera Held High Above Your Head (High Angle Mode)

    Advanced Recording a picture with the camera held high above your head (High angle mode) The LCD monitor becomes easier to see when the camera is held in the following position. This is useful when you cannot get close to the subject because there is a person in the way.
  • Page 39: Taking Pictures Using The Built-In Flash

    Taking Pictures using the Built-in Flash A: Photo flash Do not cover it with your fingers or other objects. ∫ Switching to the appropriate flash setting Set the flash to match the recording. Press 1 [ ] to switch the flash setting.
  • Page 40 Advanced ∫ Available flash settings by recording mode The available flash settings depend on the recording mode. (±: Available, —: Not available) ¢2 It becomes Forced ON [ backlight compensation function is activated. VQT0U87 ∫ The available flash range to take pictures The available flash range to take pictures depends on the ISO sensitivity selected.
  • Page 41 • The available flash range is an approximation. • Refer to P63 for the ISO sensitivity. • Refer to P25 for the focus range. • If ISO sensitivity is set to [AUTO] when using the flash, it will be automatically increased to a maximum of [ISO400].
  • Page 42: Taking Pictures With The Self-Timer

    Advanced Taking Pictures with the Self-timer 1 Press 2 [ ] to select the self-timer mode. : Self-timer set to 10 seconds : Self-timer set to 2 seconds No display: canceled 2 Press the shutter button halfway to focus and then press it fully to take the picture.
  • Page 43: 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 44: Taking Pictures Using Auto Bracket

    Advanced 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. 1 Press 3 [ ] several times until [AUTO BRACKET] appears, set...
  • Page 45: Optical Image Stabilizer

    Optical Image Stabilizer This mode detects jitter and compensates for it. 1 Press and hold the optical image stabilizer button A until [STABILIZER] appears. 2 Press 3/4 to select the stabilizer function mode and then press [MENU/SET]. STABILIZER MODE1 MODE2 MENU SELECT MODE1...
  • Page 46: Taking Pictures Using Burst Mode

    Advanced Taking Pictures using Burst Mode 1 Press the burst mode button to switch the burst mode setting. : High speed : Low speed ¢ : Unlimited No display: canceled ¢1 Depends on the memory size, battery power, picture size and quality (compression).
  • Page 47: Economizing Power Consumption

    enlarged.) You cannot set the auto review function in the [SETUP] menu. • When burst mode is activated, [AUDIO REC.] cannot be used. (DMC-LZ5) • When the flash is activated or [STARRY SKY] in scene mode is selected, you can take only 1 picture. Economizing Power Consumption The brightness of the screen is reduced...
  • Page 48: Taking Close-Up Pictures

    Advanced Taking Close-up Pictures This mode allows you to take close-up pictures of a subject, e.g. when taking pictures of flowers. You can take pictures of a subject as close as 5 cm (0.16 feet) from the lens by rotating the zoom lever upmost to Wide (1k).
  • Page 49: Scene Mode

    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. Two frequently used scenes can be set to the mode dials [ ] and [ •...
  • Page 50: Portrait Mode

    Advanced [SETUP] menu icon [ ] (P20) and set the desired items. • The following cannot be set in scene mode because the camera automatically adjusts them to the optimal setting. – [W.BALANCE] – [SENSITIVITY] – [COL.EFFECT] – [PICT.ADJ.] Portrait mode MENU Press [ ] to display the [SCENE MODE]...
  • Page 51: Sports Mode

    • The flash setting is fixed to Forced OFF • The setting on the AF assist lamp is disabled. Sports mode MENU Press [ ] to display the [SCENE MODE] menu and select a scene mode. (P49) This mode allows you to take pictures of a fast moving subject e.g.
  • Page 52: Food Mode

    Advanced • Noise may become visible when you take pictures in dark places. • The flash setting is fixed to Forced OFF • ISO sensitivity is fixed to [ISO80]. • The setting on the AF assist lamp is disabled. • You cannot set the slow shutter. Food mode MENU Press [...
  • Page 53: Fireworks Mode

    Fireworks mode MENU Press [ ] to display the [SCENE MODE] menu and select a scene mode. (P49) 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 54: Snow Mode

    Advanced • The optical image stabilizer function is fixed to [OFF]. • ISO sensitivity is fixed to [ISO80]. • You cannot compensate the exposure or set [AUDIO REC.] (DMC-LZ5), auto bracket, burst mode. Snow mode MENU Press [ ] to display the [SCENE MODE] menu and select a scene mode.
  • Page 55: High Sensitivity Mode

    set to [WITH AGE] after taking the pictures. • Use [RESET] in the [SETUP] menu to reset the birthday setting. (P23) High Sensitivity mode MENU Press [ ] to display the [SCENE MODE] menu and select a scene mode. (P49) The sensitivity is set higher than usual allowing for pictures to be taken with faster shutter speeds.
  • Page 56 “10MB/s” or greater displayed on the package. • Depending on the type of SD Memory Card, recording may stop in the middle. • We recommend using Panasonic’s SD Memory Card. • Depending on the type of SD Memory Card, the card access indication may Built-in...
  • Page 57: Displaying Multiple Screens (Multi Playback)

    • You cannot set [MODE2] on the optical image stabilizer function. • The bundled software includes QuickTime to play back motion picture files recorded with the camera on the PC. Displaying Multiple Screens (Multi Playback) 1 Rotate the zoom lever towards ] [W] to display multiple screens.
  • Page 58: Using The Playback Zoom

    Advanced • Depending on the recorded picture and the setting, the following icons will appear. – [ ] (Favorites) – [ ] (Motion picture) – [ ] ([BABY1]/[BABY2] in scene mode) ∫ Examples of 16 screens and 25 screens DEC. 1. 2006 1/20 MENU CANCEL...
  • Page 59: Playing Back Motion Pictures/Pictures With Audio

    ∫ To delete a picture during the playback zoom 1 Press [ 2 Press 3 to select [YES]. 3 Press [MENU/SET]. • Even if the indications on the screen are turned off in normal playback mode (P36), the magnification and operation appear on the screen when the playback zoom is activated.
  • Page 60 Advanced ∫ Pictures with audio (DMC-LZ5) Press 2/1 to select a picture with the audio icon [ press 4 to play back. 100 _ 0001 PLAY AUDIO 10:00 DEC. 1.2006 • Refer to [AUDIO REC.] (P66) and [AUDIO DUB.] (P75) for information about how to create still pictures with audio.
  • Page 61: Menu Settings

    Menu Settings Using the [REC] Mode Menu Increase the variety of pictures you can take by setting color effect, picture adjustment etc. • Set the mode dial to the desired recording mode. • Menu items differ depending on the mode selected with the mode dial (P5).
  • Page 62: [W.balance] Adjusting The Hue For A More Natural Picture

    Menu Settings [W.BALANCE] Adjusting the hue for a more natural picture MENU Press [ ] to display the [REC] mode menu and select the item to set. (P61) This function allows you to reproduce a white color close to real life in pictures recorded under sunlight, halogen lighting etc.
  • Page 63: [Sensitivity]

    1 Press 3 [ ] several times until [WB ADJUST.] appears and then press 2/1 to adjust the white balance. WB ADJUST. SELECT EXIT • 2 [RED]: Press when the hue is bluish. • 1 [BLUE]: Press when the hue is reddish.
  • Page 64: [Aspect Ratio]

    Menu Settings • ISO sensitivity cannot be set in scene mode, motion picture mode [ simple mode [ [ASPECT RATIO] Setting the aspect ratio of pictures MENU Press [ ] to display the [REC] mode menu and select the item to set. (P61) By changing the aspect ratio, you can select an angle of view that matches the subject.
  • Page 65 ∫ When the aspect ratio is [ (6M) 2816k2112 pixels (DMC-LZ5) (5M) 2560k1920 pixels (DMC-LZ4/ DMC-LZ3) (3M EZ) 2048k1536 pixels (2M EZ) 1600k1200 pixels (1M EZ) 1280k960 pixels (0.3M EZ) 640k480 pixels ∫ When the aspect ratio is [ (5M) 2816k1880 pixels (DMC-LZ5) (4.5M)
  • Page 66: [Audio Rec.] (Dmc-Lz5) Recording Still Pictures With Audio

    Menu Settings [AUDIO REC.] (DMC-LZ5) Recording still pictures with audio MENU Press [ ] to display the [REC] mode menu and select the item to set. (P61) 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 67: [Af Assist Lamp] Focusing In Low Light Conditions Becomes Easier

    • The AF area displayed on the center of the screen is bigger than usual when using the digital zoom or when taking pictures in dark places. F5.0 1/60 • The camera is focusing on all the AF areas when multiple AF areas (max. 5 areas) light at the same time.
  • Page 68: [Col.effect] Setting Color Effects For The Recorded Pictures

    Menu Settings • The slow shutter speeds you can select are: [1/8–], [1/4–], [1/2–] and [1–]. • This is effective if you want to take bright pictures of both a night landscape and a subject using [NIGHT PORTRAIT] (P51) in scene mode. Slow shutter 1/8 –...
  • Page 69: Using The [Play] Mode Menu

    Using the [PLAY] mode menu You can use various functions in playback mode to rotate pictures, set protection for them etc. • Refer to P69 to 78 for each menu item. 1 Press [MENU/SET]. 2 Press 3/4 to select the menu item.
  • Page 70: [Favorite]

    Menu Settings • 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]. (Screen when [ALL] is selected) ALL SLIDE SHOW START DURATION AUDIO CANCEL...
  • Page 71: [Rotate Disp.]/[Rotate] To Display The Picture Rotated

    3 Press 2/1 to select the picture then press 3. 100 _ 0001 10:00 DEC. 1.2006 • Repeat the above procedure. • If 3 is pressed while the [ icon A is displayed, [ the favorites setting is canceled. • You can set up to 999 pictures as favorites.
  • Page 72: [Dpof Print]

    When you want to use a photo printing store to print pictures recorded on the built-in memory, copy them to a card (P77) and then set the DPOF setting. For more information visit: white_e.htm Press 3/4 to select [SINGLE], [MULTI] or [CANCEL] and then press [MENU/SET].
  • Page 73: The Number Of Prints

    ∫ 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 100 _ 0001 COUNT DATE SELECT EXIT • The number of prints icon [ appears. •...
  • Page 74: Preventing Accidental Erasure Of Pictures

    Menu Settings • 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 (P82).
  • Page 75: [Audio Dub.] (Dmc-Lz5) Adding Audio After Taking Pictures

    • The following functions cannot be used with protected pictures. – [ROTATE] – [AUDIO DUB.] (DMC-LZ5) [AUDIO DUB.] (DMC-LZ5) Adding audio after taking pictures MENU Press [ ] to display the [PLAY] mode menu and select the item to set. (P69) You can add the audio after taking a picture.
  • Page 76: [Trimming]

    Menu Settings 2 Press 2/1 to select the size and then press 4. RESIZE 100 _ 0001 SELECT RESIZE • Sizes smaller than the recorded picture are displayed. • When the aspect ratio setting is [ – [ • When the aspect ratio setting is –...
  • Page 77: [Copy]

    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 78: [Format]

    (about 14 MB). • 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...
  • Page 79 • If the built-in memory or the card cannot be formatted, consult your nearest servicenter. For USA assistance, please call: 1-800-272-7033 or send e-mail to : For Canadian assistance, please call: 1-800-561-5505 or visit us at Menu Settings...
  • Page 80: Connecting To Other Equipment

    Connecting to other equipment 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] ® (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 81 • If you are connecting the camera to a PC for the first time, the required driver is installed automatically so that the camera can be recognized by Windows Plug and Play. The drive then appears on the [My Computer] folder. [Macintosh] The drive is displayed on the screen.
  • Page 82: Printing The Pictures

    Connecting to other equipment • Do not use any other USB connection cables except the supplied one. • Do not disconnect the USB connection cable while [ACCESS] is displayed. • If battery power is exhausted while the camera and the PC are communicating, the recorded data may be damaged.
  • Page 83: Single Picture

    • Connect the USB connection cable with the [ ] mark facing the [1] mark on the [DIGITAL] socket. • Hold the USB connection cable at C and insert straight in or take straight out. 3 Press 4 to select [PictBridge (PTP)] and then press [MENU/SET].
  • Page 84 Connecting to other equipment • Items not supported by the printer are displayed in gray and cannot be selected. • When you want to print pictures in a paper size or a layout which is not supported by the camera, set [PAPER SIZE] or [PAGE LAYOUT] to [ ] and then set the paper size or the layout on the printer.
  • Page 85 ∫ Setting the date printing with the DPOF print in advance We recommend setting DPOF date printing with [DPOF PRINT] (P73) in advance when the printer supports it. If you select [DPOF PICTURE], printing starts and the recording date is printed. ∫...
  • Page 86: 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) The procedure for DMC-LZ5 is described below. In the case of DMC-LZ4/DMC-LZ3, connect the TV and the [V.OUT] terminal on the camera with the video cable (supplied).
  • Page 87: Others

    Others Screen Display 3 4 5 6 F2.8 1/25 A In recording 1 Recording mode (P24) 2 Flash mode (P39) 3 Burst (P46) : Audio recording (DMC-LZ5) (P55, 66) 4 White balance (P62) 5 ISO sensitivity (P63) 6 Focus (P24) 7 Picture size (P64) 8 Quality (P64) In Motion picture mode (P55)
  • Page 88 Others B Recording in simple mode 1 Flash mode (P39) 2 Focus (P24) 3 Picture mode (P27) : Jitter alert (P26) 4 Battery indication (P13) 5 Number of recordable pictures 6 Built-in memory/Card (P17) : Built-in memory : Card 7 Recording state 8 AF area (P24) 9 Operation for backlight compensation (P28)
  • Page 89: Cautions For Use

    14 Recorded date and time 15 Age (P54) 16 Audio playback (DMC-LZ5) (P59) In motion picture mode (P55) PLAY MOTION PICTURE 17 Favorites (P70) 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 90 Others • If rain water or other drops of water splash onto the camera, wet a soft cloth with tap water, wring it well, then use it to wipe the camera body carefully. Lastly, wipe the camera again with a dry cloth. ∫...
  • Page 91: Message Display

    Message Display Confirmation messages or error messages will be displayed on the screen in some cases. The major messages are described below as examples. [CURRENT BATTERY TYPE SETTING: OXYRIDE]/[CURRENT BATTERY TYPE SETTING: ALKALINE/Ni-MH] This message is displayed the first time you insert batteries and when the batteries are exhausted and you replace them.
  • Page 92: Troubleshooting

    Others [MEMORY CARD ERROR PLEASE CHECK THE CARD] • An error has occurred accessing the card. Insert the card again. • A card with a capacity more than 2 GB is inserted. Do not use a card with a capacity more than 2 GB. [READ ERROR PLEASE CHECK THE CARD] An error has occurred reading the data.
  • Page 93 – Replace them with batteries which have sufficient capacity. (When you use Ni-MH batteries, charge them.) – If you leave the camera on, the batteries will be exhausted. Turn the camera off frequently by using power save mode (P22), economy mode (P22), etc.
  • Page 94 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 batteries are removed immediately after recording or if recording with exhausted batteries.
  • Page 95 ∫ TV, PC and printer 1: The picture does not appear on the television. • Is the camera connected to the TV correctly? • Set the TV input to external input mode. 2: The display areas on the TV screen and the camera’s LCD monitor are different.
  • Page 96 Others 4: The AF assist lamp does not turn on. • Is [AF ASSIST LAMP] on the [REC] mode menu set to [ON]? (P67) • Are you taking pictures in dark places? – The AF assist lamp does not turn on in bright places.
  • Page 97: 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 varies depending on the subjects. ∫...
  • Page 98 Others Aspect ratio Picture size Quality Built-in Memory (Approx. 14 MB) 16 MB 32 MB 64 MB 128 MB Card 256 MB 512 MB 1 GB 2 GB Aspect ratio Picture size Quality Built-in Memory (Approx. 14 MB) 16 MB 32 MB 64 MB 128 MB...
  • Page 99 ∫ Available recording time (seconds) Picture quality setting Built-in Memory (Approx. 14 MB) SD Memory Card • The numbers inside the thick black line are the number of recordable pictures in simple mode [ ]. (P27) • The number of recordable pictures and the available recording time displayed on the LCD monitor may not decrease in order.
  • Page 100: Number Of Recordable Pictures

    Others Specifications Digital Camera: Power Source: Power Consumption: Camera effective pixels: 6,000,000 pixels (DMC-LZ5)/5,000,000 pixels (DMC-LZ4/ Image sensor: Lens: Digital zoom: Extended optical zoom: Focus: Focus range: Shutter system: Burst recording Burst speed: Number of recordable pictures: Motion picture recording: 640k480 pixels (Only when using an SD Memory Card)/...
  • Page 101 Metering mode: LCD monitor: Flash: Microphone (DMC-LZ5): Recording media: Picture size Still picture: Motion pictures: Quality: Recording file format Still Picture: Picture with audio (DMC-LZ5): Motion pictures: Interface Digital: Analog video/audio (DMC-LZ5): Analog video (DMC-LZ4/DMC-LZ3): Terminal DIGITAL/AV OUT (DMC-LZ5): DIGITAL/V.OUT (DMC-LZ4/DMC-LZ3): DC IN: Multiple...
  • Page 102 Others Dimensions: Mass: Operating temperature: Operating humidity: VQT0U87 Approx. 100.0 mm (W)k62.0 mm (H)k45.0 mm (D) [3 q (H)k1 q (D)] (excluding the projection part) (W)k2 Approx. 186 g/6.56 oz (DMC-LZ5/DMC-LZ4), Approx. 183 g/ 6.45 oz (DMC-LZ3) (excluding card and batteries), Approx.
  • Page 103: Digital Camera Accessory System

    Digital Camera Accessory System Accessory# DMW-CLZ5 DMW-CLZH5 DMW-AC6 RP-SDK02GU1A RP-SDQ02GU1A RP-SDK01GU1A RP-SDQ01GU1A RP-SDK512U1A RP-SD512BU1A RP-SDH256U1A RP-SD256BU1A RP-SD128BU1A RP-SD064BPPA BN-SDCAPU/1B BN-SDABPU/1B • NOTE: Accessories and/or model numbers may vary between countries. Consult your local dealer. Description Figure Soft Case Semi Hard Case...
  • Page 104: Digital Camera Accessory Order Form (For Usa Customers)

  • Page 105: 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 Services Company 410B Airport Road Elgin, IL 60123-9333 Attn: Digital Camera Repair...
  • Page 106: Limited Warranty (For Usa Only)

    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 107 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 108: Customer Services Directory (For Usa Only)

    You can purchase parts, accessories or locate your nearest servicenter by visiting our Web Site. Accessory Purchases: 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 109: Index

    Others Index AC Adaptor ... 80, 82 Access Indication ... 17 AF Assist Lamp ... 67 AF Mode ... 66 AF/AE Lock ... 25 Alkaline Batteries ... 12 Aspect Ratio ... 64 Audio Dubbing ... 75 Audio Recording ... 55, 66 Auto Bracket ...
  • Page 110 Others PAL ... 23 Paper Size ... 84 Party Mode ... 52 PC ... 23, 80 PictBridge ... 23, 82 Picture Adjustment ... 68 Picture Quality Setting (Motion Picture Mode) ... 56 Picture Quality Setting (Simple Mode) ... 27 Picture Size ... 64 Pictures with Audio ...
  • Page 111: Spanish Quick Use Guide/Guía Rápida En Español

    Others Spanish Quick Use Guide/Guía rápida en español Ésta es una visión de conjunto que trata del procedimiento para grabar y reproducir las imágenes con la cámara. Inserte las baterías. • Si no usa la tarjeta (opcional), puede grabar o reproducir las imágenes en la memoria integrada.
  • Page 112 QuickTime and the QuickTime logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc., used under license. 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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