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Digital Camera
DMC-FZ200
Model No.
DMC-FZ60
DMC-FZ200
DMC-FZ60
Before connecting, operating or adjusting this product,
please read the instructions completely.
(DMC-FZ200)
(DMC-FZ60)
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VQT4H64
(U.S. customers only)
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  • Page 1 Owner’s Manual for advanced features Digital Camera DMC-FZ200 Model No. DMC-FZ60 DMC-FZ200 DMC-FZ60 Before connecting, operating or adjusting this product, please read the instructions completely. (DMC-FZ200) (DMC-FZ60) Register online at www.panasonic.com/register VQT4H64 (U.S. customers only) F0712WT0...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents Before Use Care of the camera ...................... 7 Standard Accessories....................8 Names and Functions of Main Parts................9 Preparation Attaching the Lens Cap/Shoulder Strap..............16 Attaching the Lens Hood (DMC-FZ200) ..............17 Charging the Battery....................18 • Charging ......................18 •...
  • Page 3 Recording About the LCD Monitor/Viewfinder ................69 Taking Pictures with the Zoom ................71 • Using the Optical Zoom/Using the Extended Optical Zoom (EZ)/Using the Intelligent Zoom/Using the Digital Zoom............. 71 Taking Pictures using the Flash ................75 • Switching to the appropriate flash setting ............76 Compensating the Exposure..................
  • Page 4 • [Dynamic Monochrome]..................119 • [Impressive Art]....................119 • [High Dynamic] ....................119 • [Cross Process] ....................120 • [Toy Effect] ......................120 • [Miniature Effect]....................120 • [Soft Focus]....................... 122 • [Star Filter] ......................122 • [One Point Color] ....................122 Recording Motion Picture with Manual Settings (Creative Video Mode).....................
  • Page 5 Using the [Motion Picture] menu ................148 • [Rec Mode] ....................... 148 • [Rec Quality] ..................... 149 • [High Speed Video] (DMC-FZ200) ..............150 • [Continuous AF] ....................150 • [Wind Cut] ......................151 • [Zoom Mic] ......................151 Playback/Editing Having Fun with Recorded Pictures..............
  • Page 6 Connecting to other equipment Playing Back Pictures on a TV Screen..............176 • Using VIERA Link (HDMI)................. 178 Playing back 3D pictures..................180 Saving still pictures and motion pictures on your PC......... 182 • Uploading the images to sharing sites.............. 185 Saving still pictures and motion pictures on a Recorder........
  • Page 7: Before Use

    Before Use Care of the camera Do not subject to strong vibration, shock, or pressure. • The lens, LCD monitor, or external case may be damaged if used in following conditions. It may also malfunction or image may not be recorded. –...
  • Page 8: Standard Accessories

    You can record or play back pictures on the built-in memory when you are not using a card. • If any accessories are lost, customers in the USA and Puerto Rico 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 further information about obtaining replacement parts.
  • Page 9: Parts List

    Before Use Names and Functions of Main Parts (DMC-FZ200) Lens (P7, 204) 3 4 5 6 Zoom lever (P71) Shutter button (P31, Self-timer indicator (P84)/ AF Assist Lamp (P144) Mode dial (P30) Flash (P75) Flash open lever (P75) Shoulder strap eyelet (P16) Focus selector switch (P97, 10 Side lever (P72,...
  • Page 10 37 Release lever (P22) 38 Card/Battery door (P22) 39 DC coupler cover (P199) • When using an AC adaptor, ensure that the Panasonic DC coupler (optional) and AC adaptor (optional) are used. - 10 -...
  • Page 11 Before Use (DMC-FZ60) Lens (P7, 204) 3 4 5 6 Zoom lever (P71) Shutter button (P31, Self-timer indicator (P84)/ AF Assist Lamp (P144) Mode dial (P30) Flash (P75) Speaker (P57) • Be careful not to cover the speaker with your finger. Doing so may make sound difficult to hear.
  • Page 12 32 Release lever (P22) 33 Card/Battery door (P22) 34 DC coupler cover (P199) • When using an AC adaptor, ensure that the Panasonic DC coupler (optional) and AC adaptor (optional) are used. - 12 -...
  • Page 13 Before Use LCD Monitor (DMC-FZ200) At the time when this camera is purchased, the LCD monitor is stowed in the camera body. Bring out the LCD monitor as shown below. 1 Open the LCD monitor. (Maximum 180 o) 2 It can be rotated 180 o forwards. 3 Return the monitor to its original position.
  • Page 14 Before Use Note • Be careful as this unit may get scratched if you rotate the LCD monitor without opening the LCD monitor fully. • When not using the LCD monitor it is recommended that you close it with the screen facing inwards to prevent dirt and scratches.
  • Page 15 Before Use Cursor buttons/[MENU/SET] button Cursor button: Selection of items or setting of values etc., is performed. [MENU/SET] button: Confirmation of setting contents, etc., is performed. This document expresses the up, down, left, and right of the cursor button as follows, or as 3/4/2/1. •...
  • Page 16: Preparation

    Preparation Attaching the Lens Cap/Shoulder Strap ∫ Attaching the Lens Cap • When you turn the camera off or carry the camera, attach the lens cap to protect the surface of the lens. Pass the string through the hole on the camera. Pass the same string through the hole on the lens cap.
  • Page 17: Attaching The Lens Hood (Dmc-Fz200)

    Preparation Attaching the Lens Hood (DMC-FZ200) In bright sunlight or backlight, the lens hood will minimize lens flare and ghosting. The lens hood cuts off excess lighting and improves the picture quality. • Check that the camera is turned off. •...
  • Page 18: Charging The Battery

    Please be advised that we are not liable for any accident or failure occurring as a result of use of a counterfeit battery pack. To ensure that safe products are used, we recommend that a genuine Panasonic battery pack is used.
  • Page 19 Preparation ∫ About the [CHARGE] indicator The [CHARGE] indicator turns on: The [CHARGE] indicator is turned on during charging. The [CHARGE] indicator turns off: The [CHARGE] indicator will turn off once the charging has completed without any problem. (Disconnect the charger from the electrical socket and detach the battery after charging is completed.) •...
  • Page 20: Approximate Operating Time And Number Of Recordable Pictures

    CIPA is an abbreviation of [Camera & Imaging Products Association]. Temperature: 23 oC (73.4 oF)/Humidity: 50%RH when LCD monitor is on. • • Using a Panasonic SD Memory Card (32 MB). • Using the supplied battery. • Starting recording 30 seconds after the camera is turned on. (When the Optical Image Stabilizer function is set to [ON].)
  • Page 21 Preparation ∫ Recording motion pictures (When using the LCD monitor) (DMC-FZ200) [AVCHD] [MP4] (Recording with picture quality set to (Recording with picture quality set to [PSH]) [FHD]) Recordable time Approx. 160 min Approx. 200 min Actual recordable time Approx. 80 min Approx.
  • Page 22: Inserting And Removing The Card (Optional)/The Battery

    Battery • Turn this unit off and confirm that the lens barrel is retracted. • We recommend using a Panasonic card. Slide the release lever in the direction of the arrow and open the card/battery door. • Always use genuine Panasonic batteries.
  • Page 23: About The Built-In Memory/The Card

    Preparation About the Built-in Memory/the Card The following operations can be performed using this unit: When a card has not been Pictures can be recorded on the built-in memory and played inserted back. When a card has been inserted Pictures can be recorded on the card and played back. •...
  • Page 24 (4 GB to 32 GB) compatible equipment. • Check that the PC and other equipment are compatible when using the SDXC Memory Cards. http://panasonic.net/avc/sdcard/information/SDXC.html SDXC Memory Card (DMC-FZ200) (48 GB, 64 GB) • This unit is compatible with UHS-I standard SDHC/SDXC memory cards.
  • Page 25: Approximate Number Of Recordable Pictures And Available Recording Time

    Preparation Approximate number of recordable pictures and available recording time ∫ About the display of the number of recordable pictures and available recording time • Switching between the display of number of recordable pictures and available recording time can be performed in the [Remaining Disp.] (P61) in the [Setup] menu.
  • Page 26 Preparation Available recording time (when recording motion pictures) ∫ • “h” is an abbreviation for hour, “m” for minute and “s” for second. • [AVCHD] (DMC-FZ200) Built-in Memory [Rec Quality] 2 GB 32 GB 64 GB (Approx. 70 MB) 8m00s 2h31m00s 5h07m00s 14m00s...
  • Page 27: Setting Date/Time (Clock Set)

    Preparation Setting Date/Time (Clock Set) • The clock is not set when the camera is shipped. Turn the camera on. • The power lamp 1 lights when you turn this unit on. • If the language select screen is not displayed, proceed to step Press [MENU/SET].
  • Page 28: Changing The Clock Setting

    Preparation Changing the clock setting Select [Clock Set] in the [Rec] or [Setup] menu, and press 1. (P52) • The clock can be reset as shown in steps • The clock setting is maintained for 3 months using the built-in clock battery even without the battery.
  • Page 29: Tips For Taking Good Pictures

    Preparation 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. • Be careful not to put your fingers on the flash, AF Assist Lamp A, microphone B, speaker or lens etc. •...
  • Page 30: Basic

    Basic Selecting the Recording Mode Switching the mode by rotating the mode dial. Align a desired mode with part A. • Rotate the mode dial slowly to select the desired mode. ∫ Basic Program AE Mode (P31) The subjects are recorded using your own settings. Intelligent Auto Mode (P35) The subjects are recorded using settings automatically selected by the camera.
  • Page 31: Taking Pictures With Your Favorite Settings (Program Ae Mode)

    Basic Taking Pictures with Your Favorite Settings (Program AE Mode) Recording mode: The camera automatically sets the shutter speed and the aperture value according to the brightness of the subject. You can take pictures with greater freedom by changing various settings in [Rec] menu. Set the mode dial to [ Aim the AF area at the point you want to focus on.
  • Page 32: Program Shift

    Basic Program Shift In Program AE Mode, you can change the preset aperture value and shutter speed without changing the exposure. This is called Program Shift. You can make the background more blurred by decreasing the aperture value or record a moving subject more dynamically by slowing the shutter speed when taking a picture in Program AE Mode.
  • Page 33: Focusing

    Basic Focusing Aim the AF area at the subject, and then press the shutter button halfway. 30 30 When the subject is focused When the subject is not Focus focused Focus indication A Blinks AF area B White>Green White>Red Sound Beeps 2 times Beeps 4 times •...
  • Page 34 Basic ∫ About focus range The focus range is displayed when operating the zoom. 0.98ft. • The focus range is displayed in red when it is not focused after pressing the shutter button halfway. The focus range may change gradually depending on the zoom position. e.g.: Range of focus during the Program AE Mode 2 m (6.6 feet) 30 cm (0.98 feet )
  • Page 35: Taking Pictures Using The Automatic Function (Intelligent Auto Mode)

    Basic Taking Pictures Using the Automatic Function (Intelligent Auto Mode) Recording mode: The camera will set the most appropriate settings to match the subject and the recording conditions so we recommend this mode for beginners or those who want to leave the settings to the camera and take pictures easily.
  • Page 36 Basic Scene Detection When the camera identifies the optimum scene, the icon of the scene concerned is displayed in blue for 2 seconds, after which its color changes to the usual red. When taking pictures > ¦ [i-Portrait] [i-Scenery] ¢ [i-Macro] [i-Night Portrait] ¢...
  • Page 37: Taking Pictures With Defocus Control Function

    Basic The Backlight Compensation When there is a backlight, the subject appears darker and the camera will automatically attempt to correct it by increasing the brightness of the picture. In Intelligent Auto Mode, backlight compensation works automatically. The [ ] is displayed on the screen when backlighting is detected.
  • Page 38: Changing The Settings

    Basic Changing the settings Following menus can be set. Menu Item ¢ [Rec] [Picture Size] /[Color Mode]/[Motion Deblur]/[iHandheld Nite Shot]/ [iHDR]/[Face Recog.] [Motion Picture] [Rec Mode]/[Rec Quality] ¢ [Setup] [Clock Set]/[World Time]/[Beep] /[Language]/[Stabilizer Demo.] • Menu items other than those listed above are not displayed, but you can set them in other Recording Modes.
  • Page 39: Recording Using Intelligent Auto Plus Mode

    Basic About the flash • Open the flash when the flash is to be used. (P75) • When [ ] is selected, [ ], [ ], [ ] or [ ] is set depending on the type of subject and brightness.
  • Page 40: Adjusting Brightness/Color Balance/Background Blur

    Basic Adjusting the brightness, color balance, and background blur Press the rear dial to display the options. AUTO AUTO AUTO Press to select the item Adjust the brightness. Adjust the background blur. Adjust the color balance. Press or rotate the rear dial to adjust. •...
  • Page 41: Recording Motion Pictures

    Basic Recording Motion Pictures Applicable modes: This can record full high definition motion pictures compatible with the AVCHD format or motion pictures recorded in MP4. Audio will be recorded in stereo. Start recording by pressing the motion picture button. A Available recording time B Elapsed recording time •...
  • Page 42 Also, the recording information may not be displayed properly. In this case, use this unit. • For details on AVCHD Progressive and MP4 compatible devices, refer to the support sites below. http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/dsc/ (This Site is English only.) - 42 -...
  • Page 43 Basic Note • Built-in memory can only store data as the [VGA] of [MP4]. • The available recording time displayed on the screen may not decrease regularly. • Depending on the type of the card, the card access indication may appear for a while after recording motion pictures.
  • Page 44: Recording Still Pictures While Recording Motion Pictures

    Basic Recording still pictures while recording motion pictures Still pictures can be recorded even while recording a motion picture. (simultaneous recording) During motion picture recording, press the shutter button fully to record a still picture. Note • During motion picture recording, if you press the shutter button halfway, the camera will refocus and the refocus movement will be recorded to the motion picture being recorded.
  • Page 45: Playing Back Pictures ([Normal Play])

    Basic Playing Back Pictures ([Normal Play]) Press [(]. (DMC-FZ200) (DMC-FZ60) ∫ To finish playback Press [ ( ] again, press the motion picture button or press the shutter button halfway. Note • This camera complies with the DCF standard “Design rule for Camera File system” established by JEITA “Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association”...
  • Page 46: Displaying Multiple Screens (Multi Playback)

    Basic Displaying Multiple Screens (Multi Playback) Rotate the zoom lever towards [L] (W). 1/26 1 screen>12 screens>30 screens>Calendar screen display A Number of the selected picture and the total number of recorded pictures • Rotate the zoom lever towards [Z] (T) to return to the previous screen. •...
  • Page 47: Playing Back Motion Pictures

    Basic Playing Back Motion Pictures This unit was designed to play motion pictures using the AVCHD, MP4 and Motion QuickTime JPEG formats. Press 2/1 to select a picture with a motion picture icon ]), and then press 3 to play back. (such as [ A Motion picture icon B The motion picture recording time...
  • Page 48: Creating Still Pictures From A Motion Picture

    Basic Creating Still Pictures from a Motion Picture You can create a single still picture from a recorded motion picture. Press 3 to pause motion picture playback. Press [MENU/SET]. • Confirmation screen is displayed. It is executed when [Yes] is selected. Exit the menu after it is executed.
  • Page 49: Deleting Pictures

    Basic Deleting Pictures Once deleted, pictures cannot be recovered. • Pictures on the built-in memory or the card, which are being played back will be deleted. • Pictures that are not in the DCF standard or those that are protected cannot be deleted. Press [(].
  • Page 50: To Delete Multiple Pictures Or All The Pictures

    Basic To delete multiple pictures or all the pictures By using [Delete Multi], you can delete up to the following number of pictures. (DMC-FZ200) : 100 pictures (DMC-FZ60) : 50 pictures Press [ Press 3/4 to select [Delete Multi] or [Delete All] and then press [MENU/SET].
  • Page 51: Setting The Menu

    Basic Setting the Menu The camera comes with menus that allow you to choose the settings for taking pictures and playing them back as you like. There are also menus that enable you to have more fun with the camera and use it more easily. In particular, the [Setup] menu contains some important settings relating to the camera’s clock and power.
  • Page 52: Setting Menu Items

    Basic Setting menu items • If you set [Menu Resume] (P67) in the [Setup] menu to [ON], the screen shows the last selected menu item when the camera was turned off. Example: In the [Rec] menu, change [AF Mode] from [Ø] (1-area-focusing) to [š] (Face Detection) Press [MENU/SET].
  • Page 53 Basic ∫ Switching to other menus e.g.: Switching to the [Setup] menu from [Rec] menu Press 2. Press 4 or rotate the rear dial to select the [Setup] menu icon [ Press 1 or the rear dial. • Select a menu item next and set it. Note •...
  • Page 54: Using The Quick Menu

    Basic Using the Quick Menu By using the Quick Menu, some of the menu settings can be easily found. • The features that can be adjusted using Quick Menu are determined by the mode or a display style the camera is in. Press [Q.MENU] when recording.
  • Page 55: About The Setup Menu

    Basic About the Setup Menu [Clock Set], [Economy] and [Auto Review] are important items. Check their settings before using them. [Clock Set] — • Refer to for details. Set the time in your home area and travel destination. You can display the local times at the travel destinations and record them on the pictures you take.
  • Page 56 Basic Departure date and return date of the trip as well as the name of the travel destination can be set. You can display the number of days that have passed when playing back the pictures and stamp it on the recorded pictures with [Text Stamp] (P164).
  • Page 57 Basic [Volume] Adjust the volume of the speaker to any of 7 levels. • When you connect the camera to a TV, the volume of the TV speakers does not change. Also, when connected, no sound is output from the camera speakers. Up to 4 current camera settings can be registered as custom settings.
  • Page 58 Basic Brightness, color, or red or blue tint of the LCD monitor/viewfinder is adjusted. [Brightness]: Adjust the brightness. [Contrast · Saturation]: Adjust the contrast or clarity of colors. [LCD Display]/ [Viewfinder] [Red Tint]: Adjust the red tint. [Blue Tint]: Adjust the blue tint. Select the settings by pressing 3/4, and adjust with 2/1.
  • Page 59 Basic This will set the display style of the LCD monitor. Viewfinder style [LCD Disp.Style] LCD monitor style • Refer to for details. This will set the pattern of guide lines displayed when taking a picture. Press 3/4/2/1 to determine the [Guide Line] position, then press the [MENU/SET] to set.
  • Page 60 Basic This allows you to set either to display or not display the histogram. [ON]/[OFF] A histogram is a graph that displays brightness along the horizontal axis (black to white) and the number of [Histogram] pixels at each brightness level on the vertical axis. It allows you to easily check a picture’s exposure.
  • Page 61 Basic This will switch display between the number of recordable pictures and available recording time. ([Remaining Shots]): [Remaining Disp.] This will display the number of recordable pictures for still pictures. ([Remaining Time]): This will display the available recording time for motion pictures. When the Auto Review function is activated or when playing back, white saturated areas appear blinking in black and white.
  • Page 62 Basic This unit memorizes a zoom position and an MF (Manual Focus) position when it is turned off. [Zoom Resume]: When you turn this unit on, the zoom positions when you last turned this unit off are automatically restored. [Lens Resume] [ON]/[OFF] [MF Resume]: It will memorize the MF position set with the Manual Focus.
  • Page 63 Basic You can conserve the battery life by setting these menus. Also, it will turn off the LCD monitor automatically when not in use to prevent discharge of the battery. [Sleep Mode]: The camera is automatically turned off if the camera has not been used for the time selected on the setting.
  • Page 64 Basic Set the length of time that the picture is displayed after taking the still picture. [HOLD]: The pictures are displayed until one of the buttons is pressed. [Auto Review] [2 SEC.] [1 SEC.] [OFF] • [Auto Review] is activated regardless of its setting in the following cases. –...
  • Page 65 Basic [Reset] The [Rec] or [Setup] menu settings are reset to the initial settings. • When the [Reset] setting is selected during recording, the operation that resets the lens is also performed at the same time. You will hear the sound of the lens operating but this is normal and not indicative of malfunctioning.
  • Page 66 Basic This sets how the unit connects to a television etc. [TV Aspect]: Set to match the type of TV. W [16:9]: [Output] When connecting to a 16:9 screen TV. X [4:3]: When connecting to a 4:3 screen TV. • This will work when the AV cable (optional) is connected.
  • Page 67 Basic This mode allows you to display pictures vertically if they were recorded holding the camera vertically. ] ([On]): Rotate pictures on a TV and the LCD display so that they are [Rotate Disp.] displayed vertically. ] ([External Only]): Pictures are displayed vertically by rotating when played back on TV. [OFF] •...
  • Page 68 If the card has been formatted on a PC or other equipment, format it on the camera again. • It may take longer to format the built-in memory than the card. • If you cannot format, contact the dealer or Panasonic. For Canadian assistance, please call: For USA and Puerto Rico assistance, please call: 1-800-99-LUMIX (1-800-995-8649) or 1-800-211-PANA(7262) or, contact us via the web at: send e-mail to: lumixconcierge@ca.panasonic.com...
  • Page 69: Recording

    Recording About the LCD Monitor/Viewfinder Press [DISP.] to change. • When the menu screen appears, the [DISP.] button is not activated. During Playback Zoom, while playing back Motion Pictures and during a Slide Show, you can only select E or G. •...
  • Page 70 Recording In Playback Mode ¢2 E Normal display F Display with recording G No display ¢1 information 100-0001 100-0001 1/13 1/13 2.8 30 ¢1 If the [Histogram] in [Setup] menu is set to [ON], Histogram will be displayed. ¢2 Name of the registered person in [Face Recog.] is displayed when [DISP.] is pressed. - 70 -...
  • Page 71: Taking Pictures With The Zoom

    Recording Taking Pictures with the Zoom Applicable modes: Using the Optical Zoom/Using the Extended Optical Zoom (EZ)/Using the Intelligent Zoom/Using the Digital Zoom You can zoom in to make people and objects appear closer or zoom out to record landscapes in wide angle.
  • Page 72 Recording (DMC-FZ200) ∫ Control the zoom with the side lever Using the side lever to control the zoom when taking pictures with the Viewfinder is useful for reducing shaking as the camera can be kept stable. Using the side lever can also increase techniques used for taking pictures.
  • Page 73 Recording ∫ Types of zooms Feature Optical Zoom Extended Optical Zoom (EZ) ¢1 (DMC-FZ200) 46.9k Maximum ¢1 (DMC-FZ60) 54k magnification Picture quality No deterioration No deterioration [Picture Size] with (P135) Conditions None selected. ¢1 This includes the optical zoom magnification. The magnification level differs depending on [Picture Size] setting.
  • Page 74 Recording Note • The indicated zoom magnification is an approximation. • “EZ” is an abbreviation of “Extended Optical Zoom”. It is possible to take more magnified pictures with the optical zoom. • The lens barrel extends or retracts according to the zoom position. Take care not to interrupt the motion of the lens barrel while the zoom lever is rotated.
  • Page 75: Taking Pictures Using The Flash

    Recording Taking Pictures using the Flash Applicable modes: ∫ To open/close the flash (DMC-FZ60) (DMC-FZ200) (DMC-FZ200) (DMC-FZ60) A To open the flash A To open the flash Slide the flash open lever. Press the flash open button. B To close the flash B To close the flash Push the top of the flash cover until it Press the flash until it clicks.
  • Page 76: Switching To The Appropriate Flash Setting

    Recording Switching to the appropriate flash setting Set the flash to match the recording. • Open the flash. Select [Flash] in the [Rec] menu. (P52) Press 3/4 to select a mode and then press [MENU/SET]. • Exit the menu after it is set. Settings Description of settings ‡...
  • Page 77 Recording ∫ Available flash settings in Recording Mode The available flash settings depend on the Recording Mode. (±: Available, —: Not available, ¥: Scene Mode initial setting) ‡ ‰ Œ ¢ ¢ ± ± — — — ± ± ± ±...
  • Page 78 Recording ∫ The available flash range • The available flash range is an approximation. Wide Tele (DMC-FZ200) ¢1 [AUTO] in 1.0 m (3.3 feet) to 13.5 m (44 feet) ¢1 30 cm (0.98 feet) to 13.5 m (44 feet) (DMC-FZ60) [Sensitivity] ¢1 1.0 m (3.3 feet) to 7.3 m (24 feet)
  • Page 79: Compensating The Exposure

    Recording Compensating the Exposure Applicable modes: Use this function when you cannot achieve appropriate exposure due to the difference in brightness between the subject and the background. Press the rear dial to set Exposure Compensation to a selected state. A Exposure Compensation value Rotate the rear dial to compensate the exposure.
  • Page 80: Taking Pictures Using Burst Mode

    Recording Taking Pictures Using Burst Mode Applicable modes: Pictures are taken continuously while the shutter button is pressed. Burst speed can be selected to match the recording conditions or subjects. Press [˜]. Press 2/1 to select the burst speed and then press [MENU/SET].
  • Page 81 Recording (DMC-FZ200) Maximum Burst speed recordable Features (pictures/second) pictures (pictures) • When [ ] or [ ] is set, the focus is fixed to the first picture. • When [ ] or [ ] is set, the focus is adjusted for each ¢1 picture.
  • Page 82 Recording (DMC-FZ60) Maximum Burst speed recordable Features (pictures/second) pictures (pictures) • When [ ] or [ ] is set, the focus is fixed to the first picture. • When [ ] or [ ] is set, the focus is adjusted for each ¢1 picture.
  • Page 83 Recording Note • When [ ], [ ] or [ ] is selected, the picture size setting will become as shown below. (DMC-FZ200) [ (DMC-FZ200) [ Aspect ratio [4:3] [5M], [3M], [2M], [0.3M] [2.5M], [0.3M] [3M] [3:2] [4.5M], [2.5M], [0.3M] [3M], [0.3M] [2.5M] [16:9]...
  • Page 84: Taking Pictures With The Self-Timer

    Recording Taking Pictures with the Self-Timer Applicable modes: Press 4 [ë]. Press 3/4 to select the item and then press [MENU/SET]. Item Description of settings Picture is taken 10 seconds after shutter is pressed. [10sec.] After 10 seconds the camera takes 3 pictures at about [10s / 3pictures] 2 seconds intervals after shutter is pressed.
  • Page 85 Recording Note • When you press the shutter button once fully, the subject is automatically focused just before recording. In dark places, the Self-timer indicator will blink and then may turn on brightly operating as an AF Assist Lamp to allow the camera to focus on the subject. •...
  • Page 86: Setting The Light Sensitivity

    Recording Setting the Light Sensitivity Applicable modes: This allows the sensitivity to light (ISO sensitivity) to be set. Setting to a higher figure enables pictures to be taken even in dark places without the resulting pictures coming out dark. Press 3 [ Press 3/4 to select the ISO sensitivity and then AUTO press [MENU/SET] to set.
  • Page 87 Recording ∫ About [ ] (Intelligent ISO sensitivity control) The camera automatically sets the optimum ISO detects movement of the subject and then sensitivity and shutter speed to suit the movement of the subject and brightness of the scene to minimize the jitter of the subject.
  • Page 88: Adjusting The White Balance

    Recording Adjusting the White Balance Applicable modes: In sunlight, under incandescent lights or in other such conditions where the color of white takes on a reddish or bluish tinge, this item adjusts to the color of white which is closest to what is seen by the eye in accordance with the light source.
  • Page 89 Recording ∫ Auto White Balance Depending on the conditions prevailing when pictures are taken, the pictures may take on a reddish or bluish tinge. Furthermore, when a multiple number of light sources are being used or there is nothing with a color close to white, Auto White Balance may not function properly. In a case like this, set the White Balance to a mode other than [AWB].
  • Page 90 Recording Finely adjusting the White Balance You can finely adjust the White Balance when you cannot acquire the desired hue by setting the White Balance. Select White Balance and then press 1. Press 1 again if [ • ], [ ] or [ ] is selected.
  • Page 91 Recording White Balance Bracket Bracket setting is performed based on the adjustment values for the white balance fine adjustment, and 3 pictures with different colors are automatically recorded when the shutter button is pressed once. Press [DISP.] in step of the “Finely adjusting the White Balance”...
  • Page 92: Taking Pictures With Auto Focus

    Recording Taking Pictures with Auto Focus Applicable modes: This allows the focusing method that suits the positions and number of the subjects to be selected. Set the camera to Auto Focus. (DMC-FZ200) (DMC-FZ60) AF/AF /MF (DMC-FZ200) (DMC-FZ60) 1 Press [AF/AF#/MF] to display the Set the focus selector switch to [AF].
  • Page 93 Recording Press 3/4 to select the Auto Focus Mode and then press [MENU/SET]. Settings Description of settings [š] ([Face Detection]) The camera automatically detects the person’s face. The focus and exposure can then be adjusted to fit that face no matter what portion of the picture it is in.
  • Page 94 Recording ∫ About [š] ([Face Detection]) The following AF area frames are displayed when the camera detects the faces. Yellow: When the shutter button is pressed halfway, the frame turns green when the camera is focused. White: Displayed when more than one face is detected. Other faces that are the same distance away as faces within the yellow AF areas are also focused.
  • Page 95 Recording ∫ Setting up [ ] ([AF Tracking]) Bring the subject to the AF tracking frame, and press [AF/AE LOCK] to lock the subject. A AF tracking frame • AF area will be displayed in yellow when a subject is recognized, and exposure and focus will automatically adjust continuously following the subject’s movement (Dynamic tracking).
  • Page 96 Recording ∫ Changing position and size of the AF area (Only when [Ø] is selected) If you performing any of the following operations, the screen will switch to the settings menu. • When [Ø] is selected, press [FOCUS]. • From the menu screen, select [Ø], and press Press 3/4/2/1 to move the AF area.
  • Page 97: Taking Close-Up Pictures

    Recording Taking Close-up Pictures Applicable modes: 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 1 cm (0.033 feet) from the lens by rotating the zoom lever upmost to Wide (1k).
  • Page 98 Recording Note • We recommend using a tripod and the Self-timer. • We recommend setting the flash to [Œ] (close the flash) when you take pictures at close range. • If the distance between the camera and the subject is beyond the focus range of the camera, the picture may not be properly focused even if the focus indication lights.
  • Page 99: Taking Pictures With Manual Focus

    Recording Taking Pictures with Manual Focus 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 Manual Focus. •...
  • Page 100 Recording (DMC-FZ200) ∫ Focus setting with the side lever • Set the focus selector switch to [MF]. Set the [Side Lever] on the [Setup] menu to [FOCUS]. (P57) Slide the side lever to display focus range on the screen. Slide the side lever to focus on the subject. Side lever (T): Distant Side lever (W): Near •...
  • Page 101 Recording Technique for Manual Focus 1 Focus by rotating the rear dial. 2 Press the cursor button a few times furthermore in the same direction. 3 Finely focus on the subject by pressing the cursor button in reverse. ∫ Prefocus This is a technique for focusing in advance on the point the pictures will be taken when it is difficult to focus on the subject with Auto Focus due to its quick motion.
  • Page 102: Fixing The Focus And The Exposure (Af/Ae Lock)

    Recording Fixing the Focus and the Exposure (AF/AE Lock) Applicable modes: This is useful when you want to take a picture of a subject outside the AF area or the contrast is too strong and you cannot achieve appropriate exposure. (DMC-FZ200) (DMC-FZ60) AF/AE LOCK...
  • Page 103 Recording ∫ AF/AE Lock Locking of the focus and exposure can be set in [AF/AE Lock] in the [Rec] menu. Item Description of settings Only the focus is locked. [AF] • [AFL] and focus indication are displayed when the subject comes into focus. Only the exposure is locked.
  • Page 104: Using The Function Button

    Recording Using the function button You can assign the recording function, etc. to the function buttons. Press the buttons to instantly access assigned functions. (DMC-FZ200) (DMC-FZ60) AF/AE LOCK AF/AE LOCK (DMC-FZ200) ¢ To use as the function button, set [AF/AE LOCK /Fn2] in the [Setup] menu to [Fn2]. (P57) (DMC-FZ60) ¢...
  • Page 105: Taking Pictures By Specifying The Aperture/Shutter Speed

    Recording Taking Pictures by Specifying the Aperture/ Shutter Speed Aperture-Priority AE Mode Set the aperture value to a higher number when you want a sharp focus background. Set the aperture value to a lower number when you want a soft focus background. Set the mode dial to [ Rotate the rear dial to set the aperture value.
  • Page 106: Manual Exposure Mode

    Recording Manual Exposure Mode Determine the exposure by manually setting the aperture value and the shutter speed. Set the mode dial to [ Rotate the rear dial to set the aperture and shutter speed. E Manual Exposure Assistance F Exposure meter •...
  • Page 107: Taking Pictures That Match The Scene Being Recorded (Scene Mode)

    Recording Taking Pictures that Match the Scene Being Recorded (Scene Mode) Recording modes: 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. Set the mode dial to [ Press 3/4/2/1 to select the Scene Mode and then press [MENU/SET].
  • Page 108: [Soft Skin]

    Recording [Soft Skin] When taking pictures of people outdoors during the daytime, this mode enables the texture of their skin to appear even softer than with [Portrait]. (It is effective when taking pictures of people from the chest up.) ∫ Technique for Soft Skin Mode To make this mode more effective: 1 Rotate the zoom lever as far as possible to Tele.
  • Page 109: [Panorama Shot]

    Recording [Panorama Shot] Pictures are recorded continuously while moving the camera horizontally or vertically, and are combined to make a single panorama picture. Press 3/4 to select the recording direction and then press [MENU/SET]. After confirming the recording direction, press [MENU/SET]. •...
  • Page 110 Recording Note • The zoom position is fixed to Wide. • The focus, white balance, and exposure are fixed at the optimum values for the first picture. As a result, if the focus or brightness changes substantially during recording, the entire panorama picture may not be recorded at the suitable focus or brightness.
  • Page 111: [Sports]

    Recording [Sports] Setting for when you want to take pictures of sports scenes or other fast-moving events. Note • Shutter speed may slow down for up to 1 second. • This mode is suitable for taking pictures of subjects at distances of 5 m (16 feet) or more. [Panning] When you move the camera to follow a subject moving in one direction such as a runner or car, the background becomes a blur and the subject stays focused.
  • Page 112: [Night Portrait]

    Recording [Night Portrait] This allows you to take pictures of a person and the background with near real-life brightness. ∫ Technique for Night Portrait Mode • Use the flash. (You can set to [ • Ask the subject not to move while taking a picture. Note •...
  • Page 113: [Handheld Night Shot]

    Recording [Handheld Night Shot] This mode allows you to record multiple pictures of night scenes at high speed, which are all combined to make a single picture. It will reduce the jitter and noise from the picture even when recording with the camera in your hand. Note •...
  • Page 114: [Baby1]/[Baby2]

    Recording [Baby1]/[Baby2] This takes pictures of a baby with a healthy complexion. When you use the flash, the light from it is weaker than usual. It is possible to set different birthdays and names for [Baby1] and [Baby2]. You can select to have these appear at the time of playback, or have them stamped on the recorded image using [Text Stamp] (P164).
  • Page 115: [Pet]

    Recording [Pet] Select this mode when you want to take pictures of a pet such as a dog or a cat. You can set your pet’s birthday and name. For information about [Age] or [Name], refer to [Baby1]/[Baby2] on P114. [Sunset] Select this when you want to take pictures of sunset view.
  • Page 116: [3D Photo Mode]

    Recording [3D Photo Mode] Pictures are recorded continuously while moving the camera horizontally, and two pictures selected automatically are combined to make a single 3D picture. To view 3D pictures, a television that supports 3D is required. (This unit will play back in 2D) Refer to P180 for details about the playback method.
  • Page 117: Taking Pictures With Different Image Effects (Creative Control Mode)

    Recording Taking Pictures with different image effects (Creative Control Mode) Recording modes: This mode records with additional image effects. You can set the effects to add by selecting example images and checking them on the screen. Set the mode dial to [ Press 3/4 to select image effects (filters) and then press [MENU/SET].
  • Page 118: [Expressive]

    Recording ¢ These pictures are examples to show the effect. [Expressive] This effect emphasizes the color to make a pop art picture. Items that can be set Understated Freshness colors colors [Retro] This effect gives a faded image. Items that can be set Yellow Color emphasized...
  • Page 119: [Sepia]

    Recording [Sepia] This effect creates a sepia image. Items that can be set Contrast Low contrast High contrast [Dynamic Monochrome] This effect gives a higher contrast to create an impressive black and white picture. Items that can be set Contrast Low contrast High contrast [Impressive Art]...
  • Page 120: [Cross Process]

    Recording [Cross Process] This effect gives your photo a dramatic color look. Items that can be set Green tone/Blue tone/Yellow tone/ Color Red tone • Select the color to enhance, and press [MENU/ SET]. AUTO AUTO AUTO [Toy Effect] This effect reduces peripheral brightness to give the impression of a toy camera.
  • Page 121 Recording ∫ Setting the type of defocus With [Miniature Effect] you can make the subject stand out by intentionally creating defocused and in-focus portions. You can set the recording orientation (defocus orientation) and the position and size of the in-focus portion. Press function button to display the setting screen.
  • Page 122: [Soft Focus]

    Recording [Soft Focus] This effect blurs the overall image to produce a soft feel. Items that can be set Extent of defocus Weak defocus Strong defocus Note • Display of the recording screen will be delayed more than usual and the screen will look as if frames are dropping.
  • Page 123: Recording Motion Picture With Manual Settings (Creative Video Mode)

    Recording Recording Motion Picture with Manual Settings (Creative Video Mode) Recording modes: It is possible to manually change the aperture and shutter speed and record motion pictures. Switching the [Creative Video] setting allows you to use settings such as those when mode dial is switched to [ ], [ ], [...
  • Page 124 Recording Rotate the rear dial to change the settings. Item Items that can be set will switch every time the rear dial is pressed — Exposure Compensation (DMC-FZ200) Aperture (F2.8 to F11) (DMC-FZ60) Exposure Compensation Aperture (F2.8 to F11) (Wide)/ (F5.2 to F11) (Tele) Shutter speed (Sec.) Exposure Compensation...
  • Page 125: Recording The High Speed Motion Picture (Dmc-Fz200)

    Recording Note • The settings of the aperture value, shutter speed and exposure compensation can be changed during motion picture recording. In this case, care must be taken because the sounds of such operations may be recorded. • Manually setting a higher shutter speed may increase the noise on-screen due to the higher sensitivity. •...
  • Page 126: Taking Pictures In Custom Mode

    Recording Taking Pictures in Custom Mode Recording modes: You can register the current camera settings as custom settings. If you then record in Custom Mode, you can use the registered settings. • Initial setting of the Program AE Mode is registered as the custom settings initially. ∫...
  • Page 127: Registering Personal Menu Settings (Registering Custom Settings)

    Recording Registering Personal Menu Settings (Registering custom settings) If you want to take pictures that have the same settings, you can register up to four items of the current camera settings to [Cust.Set Mem.]. Preparations: Set in advance the Recording Mode you wish to save and select the desired menu settings on the camera.
  • Page 128: Taking A Picture With Face Recognition Function

    Recording Taking a Picture with Face Recognition Function Applicable modes: Face Recognition is a function which finds a face resembling a registered face and prioritizes focus and exposure automatically. Even if the person is located towards the back or on the end of a line in a group photo, the camera can still take a clear picture.
  • Page 129: Face Settings

    Recording Face Settings You can register information such as names and birthdays for face images of up to 6 people. Registration can be facilitated by taking multiple face images of each person. (up to 3 pictures/ registration) ∫ Point of recording when registering the face images (Good example for •...
  • Page 130 Recording Select item to edit with 3/4, and then press 1. • You can register up to 3 face images. Item Description of settings It is possible to register names. Press 4 to select [SET] and then press [MENU/SET]. [Name] Enter the name.
  • Page 131 Recording Change or delete the information for a registered person You can modify the pictures or information of an already registered person. You can also delete the information of the registered person. Select [Face Recog.] from the [Rec] menu, and then press 1. (P52) Press 4 to select [MEMORY] and press [MENU/SET].
  • Page 132: Entering Text

    Recording Entering Text It is possible to enter babies’ and pets’ names and the names of travel destinations when recording. (Only alphabetical characters and symbols can be entered.) Display the entry screen. • You can display the entry screen via the following operations. –...
  • Page 133: Using The [Rec] Menu

    Recording Using the [Rec] menu For details on [Rec] menu settings, refer to P52. [Photo Style] Applicable modes: 6 effects can be selected to match the image you wish to record. It is possible to adjust the items such as color or picture quality of the effect to your desire. Settings Description of settings [Standard]...
  • Page 134: [Aspect Ratio]

    Recording ∫ Adjusting the picture quality Press 2/1 to select the type of Photo Style. Press 3/4 to select the items, and then press 2/1 to adjust. Item Effect Increases the difference between the brightness and the darkness in the picture. [Contrast] Decreases the difference between the brightness and the darkness in the picture.
  • Page 135: [Picture Size]

    Recording [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. (DMC-FZ200) [Aspect Ratio]: [X] [Aspect Ratio]: [Y] [12M] 4000k3000 [10.5M]...
  • Page 136 Recording (DMC-FZ60) [Aspect Ratio]: [X] [Aspect Ratio]: [Y] [16M] 4608k3456 [14M] 4608k3072 ¢ ¢ [10M 3648k2736 3648k2432 ¢ ¢ 3072k2304 3072k2048 ¢ 2560k1920 [4.5M 2560k1712 ¢ ¢ 2048k1536 [2.5M 2048k1360 ¢ [0.3M 640k480 [0.3M 640k424 [Aspect Ratio]: [W] [Aspect Ratio]: [ [12M] 4608k2592 [12M]...
  • Page 137: [Quality]

    Recording [Quality] Applicable modes: Set the compression rate at which the pictures are to be stored. Settings Description of settings A JPEG image in which image quality was given priority. [›] A standard image quality JPEG image. JPEG This is useful for increasing the number of shots without changing the number of pixels.
  • Page 138: [Iso Limit Set]

    Recording [ISO Limit Set] Applicable modes: It will select optimal ISO sensitivity with set value as limit depending on the brightness of the subject. Settings: [AUTO]/[200]/[400]/[800]/[1600]/[3200] Note • It is possible to set when the [Sensitivity] is set to [AUTO] or [ •...
  • Page 139: [Af Style]

    Recording [AF Style] Applicable modes: Select how the focus is adjusted when taking a still picture. The movement of the Settings subject and the scene Description of settings (recommended) “AFS” is an abbreviation of “Auto Focus Single”. Subject is still Focus is set automatically when the shutter button is (Scenery, anniversary pressed halfway.
  • Page 140: [Quick Af]

    Recording [Quick AF] Applicable modes: As long as the camera is held steady, the camera will automatically adjust the focus and focus adjustment will then be quicker when the shutter is pressed. This is useful when you do not want to miss a picture-taking opportunity. Settings: [ON]/[OFF] Note •...
  • Page 141: [I.dynamic] (Intelligent Dynamic Range Control)

    Recording [i.Dynamic] (Intelligent dynamic range control) Applicable modes: Contrast and exposure will be adjusted automatically when there is a big difference in brightness between the background and subject, to bring the image close to how you see. Settings: [HIGH]/[STANDARD]/[LOW]/[OFF] Note •...
  • Page 142: [I.resolution]

    Recording [i.Resolution] Applicable modes: Pictures with sharp profile and resolution can be taken by utilizing the Intelligent Resolution Technology. Settings Description of settings [i.ZOOM] [i.Resolution] is activated, and zoom magnification increased to 2 times while limiting deterioration of the picture. [ON] [i.Resolution] is activated.
  • Page 143: [Stabilizer]

    Recording [Stabilizer] Applicable modes: Using this mode, jitter during picture taking is detected, and the camera automatically compensates for the jitter, enabling jitter-free images to be taken. When recording motion pictures, “Active Mode” (stabilizer for motion pictures) will automatically function. This decreases the jitter of the image when recording motion pictures while walking, etc.
  • Page 144: [Af Assist Lamp]

    Recording [AF Assist Lamp] Applicable modes: AF assist lamp will illuminate the subject when the shutter button is pressed halfway, making it easier for the camera to focus when recording in low light conditions. (Larger AF area is displayed depending on the recording conditions.) Settings: [ON]/[OFF] •...
  • Page 145: [Flash Adjust.]

    Recording [Flash Adjust.] Applicable modes: Adjust the flash output if the recorded pictures are too bright or too dark. Note • You can adjust from [ 2 EV] to [ 2 EV] in steps of [1/3 EV]. • Select [0 EV] to return to the original flash output. •...
  • Page 146: [Auto Bracket]

    Recording [Auto Bracket] Applicable modes: In this mode, 3 pictures are automatically recorded in the selected exposure compensation range each time the shutter button is pressed. With Auto Bracket d1 EV 1st picture 2nd picture 3rd picture d0 EV j1 EV i1 EV Press 2/1 to set the compensation range of the exposure -3 -2...
  • Page 147: [Date Stamp]

    Recording [Date Stamp] Applicable modes: You can take a picture with date and time of recording. Settings Description of settings Stamp the year, month, and day. [W/O TIME] [WITH TIME] Stamp the year, month, day, hour, and minutes. [OFF] — Note •...
  • Page 148: Using The [Motion Picture] Menu

    Recording Using the [Motion Picture] menu For details on [Motion Picture] menu settings, refer to P52. In Creative Video Mode, the settable [Rec] menu will be displayed in the [Motion Picture] menu. • The [Motion Picture] menu is not displayed in the following cases. –...
  • Page 149: [Rec Quality]

    Recording [Rec Quality] Applicable modes: This sets up the picture quality of motion pictures. When [AVCHD] is selected ¢ Settings Picture size/Bit rate Aspect ratio (DMC-FZ200) 1920k1080 pixels/Approx. 28 Mbps [PSH] 16:9 [FSH] 1920k1080 pixels/Approx. 17 Mbps [SH] 1280k720 pixels/Approx. 17 Mbps (DMC-FZ200) ¢...
  • Page 150: [High Speed Video] (Dmc-Fz200)

    Recording [High Speed Video] (DMC-FZ200) Applicable modes: Set the picture quality for the [High Speed Video] recording in the Creative Video Mode. • This menu is displayed only when [High Speed Video] is set. Settings Description of settings [240fps VGA] Recording 240 frames/second in [VGA] of [MP4] [120fps HD] Recording 120 frames/second in [HD] of [MP4]...
  • Page 151: [Wind Cut]

    Recording [Wind Cut] Applicable modes: This prevents the recording of wind-noise automatically. Settings: [AUTO]/[OFF] Note • Sound quality may be different than usual when [Wind Cut] is set. • It is fixed to [OFF] in the following cases. – [Miniature Effect] (Creative Control Mode) –...
  • Page 152: Playback/Editing

    Playback/Editing Having Fun with Recorded Pictures [Auto Retouch] The brightness and color of the pictures taken can be balanced. • With [Auto Retouch], a new edited picture is created. Check that there is free space on the built-in memory or the card. [Auto Retouch] cannot be used if the card’s Write-Protect switch is set to [LOCK].
  • Page 153: [Creative Retouch]

    Playback/Editing [Creative Retouch] You can add your desired effects to the pictures that you have taken. • With [Creative Retouch], a new edited picture is created. Check that there is free space on the built-in memory or the card. [Creative Retouch] cannot be used if the card’s Write-Protect switch is set to [LOCK]. Press 2/1 to select a picture, and then press 3.
  • Page 154: Playing Back Burst Pictures (Dmc-Fz200)

    Playback/Editing Playing Back Burst Pictures (DMC-FZ200) ∫ About the burst picture group Pictures taken with burst set to [ ] or [ ] are recorded as a speed single burst picture group. The burst icon [ ˜ ] will be displayed for the burst picture group. •...
  • Page 155: Editing Burst Pictures (Dmc-Fz200)

    Playback/Editing Editing Burst Pictures (DMC-FZ200) • The following editing menu can be used. ¢ ¢ – [Upload Set]/[Title Edit]/[Text Stamp]/[Resize]/[Cropping] /[Leveling] /[Favorite]/[Print Set]/ [Protect]/[Copy] ¢ Cannot be used for the entire burst picture group. Editing in burst picture group units (All pictures in the burst picture group) Press [MENU/SET] during playback to display the [Playback] menu.
  • Page 156: Various Methods Of Playback

    Playback/Editing Various methods of playback You can play back the recorded pictures in various methods. Press [MENU/SET] during playback. Press 1. Press 3/4 to select the item and then press [MENU/SET]. • Following items can be selected. [Normal Play] (P45) [Filtering Play] (P159) ¢...
  • Page 157 Playback/Editing ∫ Operations performed during slide show The cursor displayed during playback is the same as 3/4/2/1. Play/Pause Stop ¢ Back to previous picture ¢ Ahead to next picture Reduce volume level Increase volume level ¢ Operable only in the following cases. –...
  • Page 158 Playback/Editing [Setup] [Duration] or [Repeat] can be set. Settings Description of settings [Duration] [1 SEC.]/[2 SEC.]/[3 SEC.]/[5 SEC.] [Repeat] [ON]/[OFF] [AUTO]: Music is played when the still pictures are played back, and audio is played when the motion pictures are played back.
  • Page 159: [Filtering Play]

    Playback/Editing [Filtering Play] Pictures are classified into only still pictures, only motion pictures, or only 3D pictures etc., and played back. Settings Description of settings [Picture Only] Only still pictures are played back. [Video Only] Only motion pictures are played back. Only 3D pictures are played back.
  • Page 160: [Calendar]

    Playback/Editing [Calendar] You can display pictures by recording date. Press 3/4/2/1 to select the date to be played back. • If there were no pictures recorded during a month, that month is not displayed. Press [MENU/SET] to display the pictures that were recorded on the selected date.
  • Page 161: Using The [Playback] Menu

    Playback/Editing Using the [Playback] menu You can setup pictures to be uploaded to image sharing sites and perform editing like cropping recorded pictures, as well as set up the protection of recorded images, etc. • With [Text Stamp], [Resize], [Cropping] or [Leveling], a new edited picture is created. A new picture cannot be created if there is no free space on the built-in memory or the card so we recommend checking that there is free space and then editing the picture.
  • Page 162 Playback/Editing ∫ Upload to the image sharing sites An upload tool built-in to the camera “LUMIX Image Uploader” is automatically copied to the card when you setup [Upload Set]. Perform the upload operation after connecting the camera to a PC (P182). For details, refer to P185.
  • Page 163: [Title Edit]

    Playback/Editing [Title Edit] You can add text (comments) to pictures. After text has been registered, it can be stamped in prints using [Text Stamp] (P164). Select [Title Edit] on the [Playback] menu. (P52) Press 3/4 to select [Single] or [Multi] and then press [MENU/SET]. [Single] [Multi] Select the picture, and then press...
  • Page 164: [Text Stamp]

    Playback/Editing [Text Stamp] You can stamp the recording date/time, name, location, Travel Date or title onto the recorded pictures. Select [Text Stamp] on the [Playback] menu. (P52) Press 3/4 to select [Single] or [Multi] and then press [MENU/SET]. [Single] [Multi] Select the picture, and then press [MENU/SET] to set.
  • Page 165 Playback/Editing Press [MENU/SET]. • Confirmation screen is displayed. It is executed when [Yes] is selected. Exit the menu after it is executed. Note • When you print pictures stamped with text, the date will be printed over the stamped text if you specify printing of the date at the photo shop or on the printer.
  • Page 166: [Video Divide]

    Playback/Editing [Video Divide] Recorded motion picture can be divide d in two. It is recommended for when you want to divide part you need with a part you do not need. It cannot be restored once divided. Select [Video Divide] on the [Playback] menu. (P52) Press 2/1 to select the motion picture to divide, and then press [MENU/ SET].
  • Page 167: [Resize]

    Playback/Editing [Resize] To allow easy posting to web pages, attachment to e-mail etc., picture size (number of pixels) is reduced. Select [Resize] on the [Playback] menu. (P52) Press 3/4 to select [Single] or [Multi] and then press [MENU/SET]. Select the picture and size. [Single] setting Press 2/1 to select the picture, and then press [MENU/ SET].
  • Page 168: [Cropping]

    Playback/Editing [Cropping] You can enlarge and then crop the important part of the recorded picture. Select [Cropping] on the [Playback] menu. (P52) Press 2/1 to select the picture, and then press [MENU/SET]. Use the zoom lever and press 3/4/2/1 to select the parts to be cropped.
  • Page 169: [Leveling]

    Playback/Editing [Leveling] Minute tilting of the image can be adjusted. Select [Leveling] on the [Playback] menu. (P52) Press 2/1 to select the picture, and then press [MENU/SET]. Press 2/1 to adjust the tilting, and press [MENU/ SET]. 1: clockwise 2: counter-clockwise Up to 2 o can be adjusted.
  • Page 170: [Favorite]

    Playback/Editing [Favorite] You can do the following if a mark has been added to pictures and they have been set as favorites. – Play back only the pictures set as favorites. ([Favorite] in [Filtering Play]) – Play back the pictures set as favorites only as a slide show. –...
  • Page 171: [Print Set]

    (P175) and then set the print setting. For more information visit: http://panasonic.jp/dc/dpof_110/white_e.htm (DMC-FZ200) • When you set [Print Set] for a burst picture group, the print setting for the number of prints will be applied to every picture in the group.
  • Page 172 Playback/Editing ∫ Canceling all the [Print Set] settings Select [Print Set] on the [Playback] menu. Press 3/4 to select [Cancel] and then press [MENU/SET]. • Confirmation screen is displayed. It is executed when [Yes] is selected. Exit the menu after it is executed. ∫...
  • Page 173: [Protect]

    Playback/Editing [Protect] You can set protection for pictures you do not want to be deleted by mistake. Select [Protect] on the [Playback] menu. (P52) Press 3/4 to select [Single] or [Multi] and then press [MENU/SET]. [Single] [Multi] Select the picture, and then press [MENU/SET] to set.
  • Page 174: [Face Rec Edit]

    Playback/Editing [Face Rec Edit] You can delete or change the information relating to Face Recognition for the selected picture. Select [Face Rec Edit] on the [Playback] menu. (P52) Press 3/4 to select [REPLACE] or [DELETE] and then press [MENU/ SET]. Press 2/1 to select the picture and then press [MENU/SET].
  • Page 175: [Copy]

    Playback/Editing [Copy] You can copy the data of the pictures you have taken from the built-in memory to a card or from a card to the built-in memory. Select [Copy] on the [Playback] menu. (P52) Press 3/4 to select the copy destination and then press [MENU/SET]. : All the picture data in the built-in memory are copied onto the card at one time.
  • Page 176: Connecting To Other Equipment

    To connect with an HDMI mini cable (optional) (DMC-FZ200) (DMC-FZ60) • Always use a genuine Panasonic HDMI mini cable (RP-CDHM15, RP-CDHM30: optional). Part numbers: RP-CDHM15 (1.5 m) (5 feet), RP-CDHM30 (3.0 m) (10 feet) • Audio will be played back as stereo (2ch).
  • Page 177 Connecting to other equipment To connect with an AV cable (optional) (DMC-FZ200) (DMC-FZ60) • Always use a genuine Panasonic AV cable (DMW-AVC1: optional). • Check the [TV Aspect]. (P66) • Audio will be played back in monaural. D AV cable (optional)
  • Page 178: Using Viera Link (Hdmi)

    VIERA Link™ is a new name for EZ Sync™. • This function allows you to use your remote control for the Panasonic TV for easy operations when this unit has been connected to a VIERA Link compatible device using a HDMI mini cable (optional) for automatic linked operations.
  • Page 179 Available linked operations between this unit and a Panasonic TV is different depending on the types of Panasonic TVs even if they are compatible with VIERA Link. Refer to the operating instructions of the TV for the operations that support on the TV.
  • Page 180: Playing Back 3D Pictures

    SD card slot. For current information regarding devices that can play back 3D pictures recorded with this unit, please refer to the below support site. http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/dsc/ (This Site is English only.) Preparations: Set the [3D Playback] to [...
  • Page 181 • The following functions cannot be used during the 3D playback. – [Setup] menu – [Playback] menu – Playback Zoom – Deleting pictures • 3D pictures can be saved to your computer or Panasonic devices. (P182, 186) - 181 -...
  • Page 182: Saving Still Pictures And Motion Pictures On Your Pc

    (Doing so will cause recorded images to be erased so do not choose to format.) If the card is not recognized, please refer to the below support site. http://panasonic.net/avc/sdcard/information/SDXC.html ∫ PC that can be used The unit can be connected to any PC capable of recognizing a mass storage device.
  • Page 183 Please turn this unit on and your PC before connecting. • Do not use any other USB connection cables except the supplied one or a genuine Panasonic USB connection cable (DMW-USBC1: optional). • Check the directions of the connectors, and plug them straight in or unplug them straight out.
  • Page 184 Connecting to other equipment Note • “PHOTOfunSTUDIO” is not compatible with Mac. • Use a battery with sufficient battery power or the AC adaptor (optional). If the remaining battery power becomes low while the camera and the PC are communicating, the status indicator blinks and the alarm beeps.
  • Page 185: Uploading The Images To Sharing Sites

    Connecting to other equipment ∫ Disconnecting the USB connection cable safely Select the [ ] icon in task tray displayed on the PC, and then click [Eject DMC-XXX] (XXX varies by model). • Depending on your PC’s settings, this icon may not be displayed. •...
  • Page 186: Saving Still Pictures And Motion Pictures On A Recorder

    Saving still pictures and motion pictures on a Recorder If you insert a card holding content recorded with this unit into a Panasonic recorder, you can dub the content to a Blu-ray Disc or DVD etc. For details on Panasonic devices compatible with the respective file format (such as a Blu-ray Disc recorder), refer to the support sites below.
  • Page 187 Connecting to other equipment Start the playback of this unit. Start the recording on the recording equipment. • When ending the recording (copying), stop the playback on this unit after stopping the recording in recording equipment. Note • When you play back motion pictures on 4:3 aspect ratio TV, you must set [TV Aspect] (P66) on this unit to [4:3] before starting a copy.
  • Page 188: Printing The Pictures

    (Otherwise the connectors may be bent out of shape which may cause malfunction.) • Do not use any other USB connection cables except the supplied one or a genuine Panasonic USB connection cable (DMW-USBC1: optional). (DMC-FZ200) (DMC-FZ60) A USB connection cable (supplied) B Align the marks, and insert.
  • Page 189 Connecting to other equipment Note • Use a battery with sufficient battery power or the AC adaptor (optional). If the remaining battery power becomes low while the camera and the printer are connected, the status indicator blinks and the alarm beeps. If this happens during printing, stop printing at once. If not printing, disconnect the USB connection cable.
  • Page 190: Selecting A Single Picture And Printing It

    Connecting to other equipment Selecting a single picture and printing it PictBridge Press 2/1 to select the picture and then press [MENU/SET]. Press 3 to select [Print start] and then press [MENU/ SET]. • Refer to P191 for the items which can be set before starting to print the pictures.
  • Page 191: Print Settings

    Connecting to other equipment Print Settings Select and set the items both on the screen in step of the “Selecting a single picture and printing it” and in step of the “Selecting multiple pictures and printing them” procedures. • 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 192 Connecting to other equipment [Paper Size] Item Description of settings Settings on the printer are prioritized. [L/3.5qk5q] 89 mmk127 mm [2L/5qk7q] 127 mmk178 mm [POSTCARD] 100 mmk148 mm [16:9] 101.6 mmk180.6 mm [A4] 210 mmk297 mm [A3] 297 mmk420 mm [10k15cm] 100 mmk150 mm [4qk6q]...
  • Page 193 Connecting to other equipment [Page Layout] (Layouts for printing that can be set with this unit) Item Description of settings Settings on the printer are prioritized. á 1 picture with no frame on 1 page â 1 picture with a frame on 1 page ã...
  • Page 194: Optional Accessories

    Others Optional accessories Conversion Lens (optional) With the optional conversion lenses, you can record even more faraway pictures and take close-up pictures of smaller subjects. Preparations: Remove the lens cap and lens hood. Attach the lens adaptor. • Rotate the lens adaptor slowly and carefully. Attach the tele conversion lens.
  • Page 195 Others Note • Lens adaptor (optional) is needed to use the conversion lens. (DMC-FZ200) : DMW-LA7 (DMC-FZ60) : DMW-LA5 • MC protector (DMW-LMC52: optional) or ND filters (DMW-LND52: optional) cannot be used together with the conversion lens. Remove them before attaching the conversion lens. •...
  • Page 196 Others External Flash (optional) (DMC-FZ200) After attaching the external flash (DMW-FL220, DMW-FL360, DMW-FL500: optional), the effective range will be increased when compared to the camera’s built in flash. Preparations: Turn off the camera and close the built-in flash. ∫ Using the dedicated flash (DMW-FL220: optional) Attach the dedicated flash to the hot shoe and then turn on the camera and the dedicated flash.
  • Page 197 Others Note • You can set the aperture value, the shutter speed and the ISO sensitivity on the camera even when attaching the external flash. • Some commercial external flashes have synchro terminals with high-voltage or reversed polarity. Using such extra flashes may cause a malfunction or the camera may not operate normally. •...
  • Page 198 Burst Mode. The remote shutter works similar to the shutter button on the camera. Note • Always use a genuine Panasonic remote shutter (DMW-RSL1: optional). • You cannot operate the camera with the remote shutter in the following cases. –...
  • Page 199 Others AC adaptor (optional)/DC coupler (optional) The AC adaptor (optional) can only be used with the designated Panasonic DC coupler (optional). The AC adaptor (optional) cannot be used by itself. Preparations: Turn this unit off and confirm that the lens barrel is retracted.
  • Page 200: Screen Display

    Others Screen Display ∫ In recording Custom Settings (P127) Photo Style (P133) Color Mode (P38) : Creative control adjustment display (P117) Zoom Microphone (P151) 3s 3s 3s 3s Flash Mode (P75) Flash output adjustment (P145) Recording Mode (for recording motion pictures) 30 30 -3 -3 -3 0 0 0...
  • Page 201 Others 25 Aperture value (P31) 26 Program Shift (P32) 27 Metering Mode (P140) 28 AE lock (P102) 29 Current date and time/“: World Time (P55) Number of days that have passed since the departure date (P56) Location (P56) Name (P114) (P114) Exposure meter (P61)
  • Page 202 Others ∫ In playback Playback Mode (P156) 2 3 4 Protected Picture (P173) Favorites (P170) Date/Text stamped display (P147, 164) 100-0001 100-0001 100-0001 Photo Style (P133) 1/13 1/13 1/13 Color Mode (P38) After Auto Retouch (P152) After Creative Retouch (P153) Picture Size (P135) Quality...
  • Page 203: Cautions For Use

    Others Cautions for Use Optimal use of the camera Keep this unit as far away as possible from electromagnetic equipment (such as microwave ovens, TVs, video games etc.). • If you use this unit on top of or near a TV, the pictures and/or sound on this unit may be disrupted by electromagnetic wave radiation.
  • Page 204 Others About the LCD monitor/Viewfinder • Do not press the LCD monitor with excessive force. Uneven colors may appear on the LCD monitor and it may malfunction. • If the camera is cold when you turn it on, the picture on the LCD monitor/Viewfinder will be slightly darker than usual at first.
  • Page 205 Others Charger • The [CHARGE] indicator may blink under the influence of static electricity or electromagnetic wave. This phenomenon have no effects on charging. • If you use the battery charger near a radio, the radio reception may be disturbed. •...
  • Page 206 Information including personal information may be altered or vanish due to erroneous operation, effect of static electricity, accident, malfunction, repair, or other handlings. Please note in advance that Panasonic is not liable in any way for any direct or indirect damage from the alteration or vanishing of information or personal information.
  • Page 207: Message Display

    Others Message Display Confirmation messages or error messages will be displayed on the screen in some cases. The major messages are described below as examples. [This picture is protected] > Delete the picture after canceling the protect setting. (P173) [This picture cannot be deleted]/[Some pictures cannot be deleted] •...
  • Page 208 This is displayed when the lens has stopped operating normally due to being pressed on by a hand etc. > Turn the camera off and on. If the message persists, contact the dealer or Panasonic. [Memory Card Error]/[Memory card parameter error]/[This memory card cannot be used] >...
  • Page 209 3D. [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 210: Troubleshooting

    Others Troubleshooting First, try out the following procedures (P210 to 219). If the problem is not resolved, it may be improved by selecting [Reset] (P65) on the [Setup] menu. Battery and power source The camera cannot be operated even when it is turned on. The camera turns off immediately after it is turned on.
  • Page 211 Others Multiple pictures are taken at one time. > Cancel the settings of White Balance Bracket (P91). > Set Auto Bracket (P146) or the Burst Mode (P80) to [OFF]. • Is the Self-Timer (P84) set to [10s / 3pictures]? The subject is not focused properly. •...
  • Page 212 Others The brightness or the hue of the recorded picture is different from the actual scene. • When recording under fluorescent or LED lighting fixture etc., increasing the shutter speed may introduce slight changes to brightness and color. These are a result of the characteristics of the light source and do not indicate a malfunction.
  • Page 213 Others Recording by [Panorama Shot] is ended before finishing. • If the camera is moved too slowly, the camera has assumed that camera motion was stopped and will end the still picture recording. • If there is a great deal of shaking towards the recording direction while moving the camera, recording will end.
  • Page 214 Others Noise appears on the LCD monitor. • In dark places, noise may appear to maintain the brightness of the LCD monitor. This does not affect the pictures you are recording. Flash The flash is not activated. • Is the flash closed? >...
  • Page 215 Others The folder number and the file number are displayed as [—] and the screen turns black. • Is this a non-standard picture, a picture which has been edited using a PC or a picture which was taken by another make of digital camera? •...
  • Page 216 Others Motion pictures recorded with this unit cannot be played back on other equipment. • Motion pictures recorded in [AVCHD] or [MP4] may be played back with poor picture or sound quality or playback may not be possible even when played back with equipment compatible with these formats.
  • Page 217 The card is not recognized by the PC. (SDXC memory card is used) > Check if your PC is compatible with SDXC memory cards. http://panasonic.net/avc/sdcard/information/SDXC.html > A message prompting to format the card may be displayed when connecting, but do not format.
  • Page 218 Others Others When shaking the camera, there is a rattling sound. In the following cases, there is no problem with the camera, so do not worry. • There is a rattling sound when the camera is shaken while this unit is turned off or during Playback Mode.
  • Page 219 Others The lens clicks. • When the brightness changes due to zoom or camera movement etc., the lens may click and the picture on the screen may drastically change. However, the picture is not affected. The sound is caused by the automatic adjustment of the aperture. This is not a malfunction. The clock is reset.
  • Page 220 • SDXC Logo is a trademark of SD-3C, LLC. • “AVCHD”, “AVCHD Progressive”, the “AVCHD” logo and the “AVCHD Progressive” logo are trademarks of Panasonic (DMC-FZ200) Corporation and Sony Corporation. • Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. Dolby and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.

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