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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ47 Owner's Manual

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Owner's Manual
for advanced features
Digital Camera
DMC-FZ47
Model No.
Before connecting, operating or adjusting this product,
please read the instructions completely.
VQT3R48

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  • Page 1 Owner’s Manual for advanced features Digital Camera DMC-FZ47 Model No. Before connecting, operating or adjusting this product, please read the instructions completely. VQT3R48...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents Recording Motion Pictures ......34 • Recording still pictures while recording motion pictures....36 Playing Back Pictures Before Use ([NORMAL PLAY]) ........37 • Selecting a picture......38 Care of the camera ........5 • Displaying Multiple Screens Standard Accessories .......6 (Multi Playback) ........38 Names and Functions of Components..7 •...
  • Page 3 Taking Pictures by Specifying the Entering Text .........103 Aperture/Shutter Speed ......78 Using the [REC] Mode Menu....104 • Aperture-Priority AE ......78 • [PHOTO STYLE] ......104 • Shutter-Priority AE ......78 • [ASPECT RATIO] ......105 • Manual Exposure Mode ....79 • [PICTURE SIZE] ......106 Taking Pictures with different image •...
  • Page 4 Playback/Editing Connecting to other equipment Various methods to play back ....127 Playing Back Pictures on a • [SLIDE SHOW] .......127 TV Screen ..........146 • [MODE PLAY] .........129 • Using VIERA Link (HDMI) ....148 • [CATEGORY PLAY]......129 Playing back 3D pictures.......150 •...
  • Page 5: Before Use

    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 6: 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 7: Names And Functions Of Components

    Before Use Names and Functions of Components Lens (P5, 171) Self-timer indicator (P73) AF Assist Lamp (P121) Flash (P65) Flash open button (P65) 4 5 6 Diopter adjustment dial (P9) Viewfinder (P9, 167) [EVF/LCD] button (P9) [AF/AE LOCK] button (P114, 116) Rear dial (P10)
  • Page 8 31 Tripod receptacle (P175) 31 32 32 Release lever (P18) 33 Card/Battery door (P18) 34 DC coupler cover • When using an AC adaptor, ensure that the Panasonic DC coupler (optional) and AC adaptor (optional) are used. (P166) - 8 -...
  • Page 9 Before Use Viewfinder ∫ Switching the LCD monitor/Viewfinder Press [EVF/LCD]. • You can switch between LCD monitor display and Viewfinder display. • Switching via the [EVF/LCD] button will be maintained even when the power of the digital camera is turned [OFF]. ∫...
  • Page 10 Before Use Cursor buttons/[MENU/SET] button This document expresses the up, down, left, and right of the cursor button as follows, or as 3/4/2/1. Cursor button: Selection of items or setting of values etc., is performed. [MENU/SET] button: Confirmation of setting contents, etc., is performed. e.g.: When you press the 4 (down) button Press 4 Rear Dial...
  • Page 11: Preparation

    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.
  • Page 12 Preparation ∫ Attaching the Shoulder Strap • We recommend attaching the shoulder strap when using the camera to prevent it from dropping. Pass the shoulder strap through the hole at the shoulder strap eyelet. Pass the shoulder strap through the stopper and fasten the shoulder strap.
  • Page 13: Attaching The Lens Hood

    Preparation Attaching the Lens Hood 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. • Close the flash.
  • Page 14: Charging The Battery

    To ensure that safe products are used we would recommend that a genuine Panasonic battery pack is used. • Use the dedicated charger and battery.
  • Page 15 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 16: 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 17 Preparation ∫ Recording motion pictures (When using the LCD monitor) [AVCHD] [MP4] (Recording with picture quality set (Recording with picture quality set to [FSH]) to [FHD]) Recordable time Approx. 140 min Approx. 140 min Actual recordable time Approx. 80 min Approx.
  • Page 18: Inserting And Removing The Card (Optional)/The Battery

    Inserting and Removing the Card (optional)/the Battery • Turn the power switch to [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. •...
  • Page 19: About The Built-In Memory/The Card

    • Check that the PC and other equipment are compatible when using the SDXC Memory Cards. SDXC Memory Card http://panasonic.net/avc/sdcard/information/SDXC.html (48 GB, 64 GB) • Only the cards with capacity listed left can be used. ¢ SD Speed Class is the speed standard regarding continuous writing. Check via the label on the card, etc.
  • Page 20 Preparation Note • Do not turn this unit off, remove its battery or card, or disconnect the AC adaptor (optional) when the access indication is lit (when pictures are being written, read or deleted, or the built-in memory or the card is being formatted). Furthermore, do not subject the camera to vibration, impact or static electricity.
  • Page 21: 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.] (P53) in the [SETUP] menu.
  • Page 22: 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 23: Changing The Clock Setting

    Preparation Changing the clock setting Select [CLOCK SET] in the [REC] or [SETUP] menu, and press 1. (P46) • It can be changed in steps to set the clock. • The clock setting is maintained for 3 months using the built-in clock battery even without the battery.
  • Page 24: Basic

    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 and surely to adjust to each mode. ∫ Basic Program AE Mode (P27) The subjects are recorded using your own settings.
  • Page 25 Basic ∫ Advanced Aperture-Priority AE Mode (P78) The shutter speed is automatically determined by the aperture value you set. Shutter-Priority AE Mode (P78) The aperture value is automatically determined by the shutter speed you set. Manual Exposure Mode (P79) The exposure is adjusted by the aperture value and the shutter speed which are manually adjusted.
  • Page 26: Tips For Taking Good Pictures

    Basic 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 27: Taking Pictures With Your Favorite Settings (Program Ae Mode)

    Basic Applicable modes: Taking Pictures with Your Favorite Settings (Program AE 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 28: 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 29: Focusing

    Basic Focusing Aim the AF area at the subject, and then press the shutter button halfway. 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 30 Basic ∫ When the subject is not in focus (such as when it is not in the center of the composition of the picture you want to take) Aim the AF area at the subject, and then press the shutter button halfway to fix the focus and exposure.
  • Page 31: Taking Pictures Using The Automatic Function (Intelligent Auto Mode)

    Basic Applicable modes: Taking Pictures Using the Automatic Function (Intelligent Auto 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 32 Basic Changing the settings Following menus can be set. Menu Item ¢ [REC] [PICTURE SIZE] /[BURST]/[COLOR EFFECT]/ [MOTION DEBLUR]/[FACE RECOG.] [MOTION PICTURE] [REC MODE]/[REC QUALITY] ¢ [SETUP] [CLOCK SET]/[WORLD TIME]/[BEEP] /[LANGUAGE]/ [STABILIZER DEMO.] • For the setting method of the menu, refer to P46. ¢...
  • Page 33 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] [i-NIGHT SCENERY]...
  • Page 34: Recording Motion Pictures

    Basic Applicable modes: Recording Motion Pictures Start recording by pressing the motion picture button. A Available recording time B Elapsed recording time • You can record motion pictures fitting each Recording Mode. • Release the motion picture button right after you press it. •...
  • Page 35 In this case, use this unit. • There is no compatibility between [MP4] and [AVCHD] (including [AVCHD Lite]) formats. • For details on AVCHD and MP4 compatible devices, refer to the support sites below. http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/dsc/ (This Site is English only.) - 35 -...
  • Page 36: 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. • The picture is saved with the following conditions. [AVCHD] Picture size [MP4]...
  • Page 37: Playing Back Pictures ([Normal Play])

    Basic Playing Back Pictures ([NORMAL PLAY]) Press [(]. ∫ 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 38: Selecting A Picture

    Basic Selecting a picture Press 2 or 1. 2: Play back the previous picture 1: Play back the next picture A File number B Picture number • Speed of picture forwarding/rewinding changes depending on the playback status. If you press and hold 2/1, you can play back the pictures in succession. •...
  • Page 39: Using The Playback Zoom

    Basic Using the Playback Zoom Rotate the zoom lever towards [Z] (T). 1k>2k>4k>8k>16k • When you rotate the zoom lever towards [L] (W) after enlarging the picture, the magnification becomes lower. • When you change the magnification, the zoom position indication A appears for about 1 second, and the position of the enlarged section can be moved by pressing 3/4/2/1.
  • Page 40: Playing Back Motion Pictures

    Basic Playing Back Motion Pictures This unit was designed to play motion pictures using the AVCHD, MP4 and QuickTime formats that were taken with this model (only). Motion JPEG Press 2/1 to select a picture with a motion picture ]), and then press 3 to play icon (such as [ back.
  • Page 41: 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 42: 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 43: To Delete Multiple Pictures (Up To 50) Or All The Pictures

    Basic To delete multiple pictures (up to 50) or all the pictures Press [‚]. Press 3/4 to select [DELETE MULTI] or [DELETE ALL] and then press [MENU/SET]. [DELETE ALL] > Confirmation screen is displayed. • Pictures are deleted by selecting [YES]. •...
  • Page 44: 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 and 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 45 Basic ∫ Switching to other menus e.g.: Switching to the [SETUP] menu from [REC] Mode menu Press [MENU/SET]. Press 2. Press 4 or rotate the rear dial to select the [SETUP] menu icon [ Press 1 or the rear dial. •...
  • Page 46: Setting Menu Items

    Basic Setting menu items • If you set [MENU RESUME] (P58) in the [SETUP] menu to [ON], the screen shows the last selected menu item when the camera was turned off. It is set to [ON] at the time of purchase. Example: In the [REC] menu, change [AF MODE] from [Ø] (1-area-focusing) to [š] (Face Detection) Press [MENU/SET].
  • Page 47: 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. Items that cannot be used are displayed in gray. Press [Q.MENU] when recording.
  • Page 48: About The Setup Menu

    Basic About the Setup Menu [CLOCK SET], [ECONOMY] and [AUTO REVIEW] are important items. Check their settings before using them. For details on how to select the [SETUP] menu settings, refer to P46. U [CLOCK SET] — • Refer to for details.
  • Page 49 Basic Departure date and return date of the travel 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] (P134).
  • Page 50 Basic u [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. Up to 3 current camera settings can be registered as custom settings.
  • Page 51 Basic These menu settings make it easier to see the LCD monitor when you are in bright places. [OFF] ¢ „ [AUTO POWER LCD] The brightness is adjusted automatically depending on how bright [LCD MODE] it is around the camera. …...
  • Page 52 Basic This allows you to set either to display or not display the histogram. [OFF]/[ON] A Histogram is a graph that displays brightness along the horizontal axis (black to white) and the [HISTOGRAM] number of pixels at each brightness level on the vertical axis.
  • Page 53 Basic This will switch display between the number of recordable pictures and available recording time. [REMAINING SHOTS]: This will display the number of recordable pictures for still [REMAINING DISP.] 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 54 Basic In Manual Focus, the assistance screen appears on the center of the screen to facilitate focusing on the subject. [MF ASSIST] [OFF] [ON]: The center of the screen is enlarged over the whole screen. • Refer to for details. You can conserve the battery life by setting these menus.
  • Page 55 Basic If you selected the Viewfinder in a Recording Mode, the display will automatically switch to the LCD monitor when playing back the pictures. [OFF] [PLAY ON LCD] [ON]: The LCD monitor is turned on when switching from Recording Mode to Playback Mode.
  • Page 56 Basic The [REC] or [SETUP] menu settings are reset to the initial w [RESET] 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 57 Basic Set the format for the HDMI output when playing back on the HDMI compatible high definition TV connected with this unit using the HDMI mini cable (optional). [AUTO]: The output resolution is automatically set based on the information from the connected TV. [1080i]: [HDMI MODE] The interlace method with 1080 available scan lines is used for...
  • Page 58 If the card cannot be formatted, please try another card before contacting your nearest Service Center. 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 http://www.panasonic.com/contactinfo - 58 -...
  • Page 59 Basic ~ [LANGUAGE] Set the language displayed on the screen. • If you set a different language by mistake, select [~] from the menu icons to set the desired language. Displays the amount of jitter the camera has detected. ([STABILIZER DEMO.]) The camera’s features are displayed as slide shows.
  • Page 60: Recording

    Recording Recording About the LCD Monitor/Viewfinder Press [DISPLAY] to change. • When the menu screen appears, the [DISPLAY] button is not activated. During Playback Zoom, while playing back Motion Pictures and during a Slide Show, you can only select E or G. In Recording Mode ¢1, 2 A Normal display...
  • Page 61 Recording ¢1 If the [HISTOGRAM] in [SETUP] menu is set to [ON], histogram will be displayed. ¢2 You can switch between available recording time and number of recordable pictures by setting [REMAINING DISP.] in [SETUP] menu. ¢ 3 When the number of pictures remaining is more than 1000 or the time remaining in recording motion pictures is more than 1000 seconds, [ ] is displayed.
  • Page 62: Taking Pictures With The Zoom

    Recording Applicable modes: Taking Pictures with the Zoom 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. To make subjects appear even closer (maximum of 46.9k), do not set the picture size to the highest setting for each aspect ratio (X/Y/W/ To make subjects appear closer use (Tele) Rotate the zoom lever towards Tele.
  • Page 63 Recording ∫ Types of zooms Feature Optical Zoom Extended Optical Zoom (EZ) Maximum ¢ 46.9k magnification Picture No deterioration No deterioration quality [PICTURE SIZE] with (P106) Conditions None selected. Screen display ] is displayed. Feature Intelligent Zoom Digital Zoom Maximum Approximately 1.3 times the Optical 4 times the Optical Zoom, Extended magnification...
  • Page 64 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 65: Taking Pictures Using The Flash

    Recording Applicable modes: Taking Pictures using the Flash A To open the flash Press the flash open button. B To close the flash Press the flash until it clicks. • Be sure to close the flash when not in use. •...
  • Page 66 Recording Item Description of settings The flash is automatically activated when the recording conditions make ‡: AUTO it necessary. The flash is automatically activated when the recording conditions make it necessary. It is activated once before the actual recording to reduce the red-eye AUTO/Red-Eye phenomenon (eyes of the subject appearing red in the picture) and then ¢...
  • Page 67 Recording ∫ Available flash settings by Recording Mode The available flash settings depend on the Recording Mode. (±: Available, —: Not available, ¥: Initial setting of Advanced Scene Mode and Scene Mode) ‡ ‰ Œ ‡ ‰ Œ ¢1 ± ±...
  • Page 68 Recording ∫ The available flash range • The available flash range is an approximation. Wide Tele [AUTO] in 30 cm (0.99 feet) to 9.5 m 1.0 m (3.28 feet) to 5.1 m ¢1 ¢1 [SENSITIVITY] (31.16 feet) (16.73 feet) ¢1 When the [ISO LIMIT SET] (P107) is set to [AUTO].
  • Page 69: Adjust The Flash Output

    Recording Adjust the flash output Adjust the flash output when the subject is small, or the reflectivity is very high or low. Press 3 [È] several times to display [FLASH], and then press 2/1 to set the flash output. • You can adjust from [j2 EV] to [i2 EV] in steps of [1/3 EV].
  • Page 70: Taking Close-Up Pictures ([Af Macro]/[Macro Zoom])

    Recording Applicable modes: Taking Close-up Pictures ([AF MACRO]/[MACRO ZOOM]) Press [AF/AF#/MF] to display the focus switching screen. Press 3/4 to select [AF MACRO] or [MACRO ZOOM], and then press [MENU/SET]. • To cancel, select [AF]. Item Description of settings This mode allows you to take close-up pictures of a subject, e.g.
  • Page 71: Taking Pictures With Manual Focus

    Recording Applicable modes: Taking Pictures with Manual Focus 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. Press [AF/AF#/MF] to display the focus switching screen.
  • Page 72 Recording ∫ MF Assist If [MF ASSIST] (P54) in the [SETUP] menu is set to [ON], when focus is achieved, the MF area (locations that are in focus) is enlarged. • If you press [MENU/SET] while MF Assist is displayed, the MF area can be moved using 3/4/2/1.
  • Page 73: Taking Pictures With The Self-Timer

    Recording Applicable modes: Taking Pictures with the Self-Timer Press 2 [ë]. Press 3/4 to select the item and then press [MENU/SET]. Item Description of settings [OFF] — Picture is taken after 2 seconds. [2SEC.] • When using a tripod etc., this setting is a convenient way to avoid the jitter caused by pressing the shutter button.
  • Page 74: Compensating The Exposure

    Recording Applicable modes: Compensating the Exposure Use this function when you cannot achieve appropriate exposure due to the difference in brightness between the subject and the background. Underexposed Properly exposed Overexposed Compensate the exposure Compensate the exposure towards positive. towards negative. Press 3 [È] until [EXPOSURE] appears.
  • Page 75: Taking Pictures Using Auto Bracket

    Recording Applicable modes: 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. With Auto Bracket d1 EV 1st picture 2nd picture 3rd picture d0 EV j1 EV i1 EV...
  • Page 76: Setting The Light Sensitivity

    Recording Applicable modes: Setting the Light Sensitivity 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 1 [ Press 3/4 to select the ISO sensitivity and then press [MENU/SET] to set.
  • Page 77 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 78: Taking Pictures By Specifying The Aperture/Shutter Speed

    Recording Applicable modes: Taking Pictures by Specifying the Aperture/ Shutter Speed Aperture-Priority AE 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 79: Manual Exposure Mode

    Recording Manual Exposure Mode Determine the exposure by manually setting the aperture value and the shutter speed. The Manual Exposure Assistance appears on the lower portion of the screen to indicate the exposure. Set the mode dial to [ Rotate the rear dial to set the aperture and shutter speed.
  • Page 80: Taking Pictures With Different Image Effects (Creative Control Mode)

    Recording Applicable modes: Taking Pictures with different image effects (Creative Control Mode) While checking the subject on the screen, you can set desired effects and continue taking pictures. Set the mode dial to [ Press 3/4 to select an item, and then press [MENU/SET].
  • Page 81 Recording Adjust the [MINIATURE EFFECT] settings Blurring above and below or to the left and right of the set range, it will look as though the picture was of a miniature. Select [MINIATURE EFFECT] using Step and then press [MENU/SET]. Press 4 to display the setting screen.
  • Page 82: Taking Expressive Portraits And Landscape Pictures (Advanced Scene Mode)

    Recording Applicable modes: Taking Expressive Portraits and Landscape Pictures (Advanced Scene Mode) You can take high-quality pictures of such subjects as people, scenery, sporting events and activities, people in night scenes and flowers in accordance with the surrounding conditions. Set the mode dial. Press 3/4 to select the Advanced Scene Mode.
  • Page 83: [Scenery]

    Recording [SCENERY] This allows you to take pictures of a wide landscape. [NORMAL SCENERY] [ARCHITECTURE] [NATURE] [SPORTS] Set here when you want to take pictures of sports scenes or other fast-moving events. [NORMAL SPORTS] [INDOOR SPORTS] [OUTDOOR SPORTS] Note • This mode is suitable for taking pictures of subjects at distances of 5 m (16.4 feet) or more.
  • Page 84: [Night Portrait]

    Recording [NIGHT PORTRAIT] This allows you to take pictures of a person and the background with near real-life brightness. [NIGHT PORTRAIT] [HANDHELD NITE SHOT] [NIGHT SCENERY] [ILLUMINATIONS] ∫ Handheld Night Shot This mode allows you to record multiple pictures of night scenes at high speed, which are combined to make a single picture.
  • Page 85: Taking Pictures That Match The Scene Being Recorded (Scene Mode)

    Recording Applicable modes: Taking Pictures that Match the Scene Being Recorded (Scene Mode) When you select a Scene Mode to match the subject and recording situation, the camera sets the optimal exposure and hue to obtain the desired picture. Set the mode dial to [ Press 3/4/2/1 to select the Scene Mode and then press [MENU/SET].
  • Page 86: [Panorama Assist]

    Recording [PANORAMA ASSIST] You can take pictures with connections suitable for creating panorama images. ∫ Setting the recording direction Press 3/4 to select the recording direction and then press [MENU/SET]. • The horizontal/vertical guideline will be displayed. Take the picture. •...
  • Page 87: [Candle Light]

    Recording [CANDLE LIGHT] This mode allows you to take pictures with a candle-lit atmosphere. ∫ Technique for Candle Light Mode • This is more effective when taking pictures without using the flash. Note • We recommend using a tripod and the Self-timer for taking pictures. •...
  • Page 88: [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 P87. [SUNSET] Select this when you want to take pictures of sunset view.
  • Page 89: [Flash Burst]

    Recording [FLASH BURST] Still pictures are taken continuously with flash. It is convenient to take continuous still pictures in dark places. ∫ Picture size and aspect ratio Select the picture size of 3M (4:3), 2.5M (3:2), 2M (16:9) or 2.5M (1:1). •...
  • Page 90: [Panning]

    Recording [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. This effect is called “panning”. This mode allows you to obtain this effect easier. ∫...
  • Page 91: [Starry Sky]

    Recording [STARRY SKY] This allows you to take vivid pictures of a starry sky or a dark subject. ∫ Setting the shutter speed Select a shutter speed of [15 SEC.], [30 SEC.] or [60 SEC.]. • Press the shutter button fully to display the countdown screen. Do not move the camera after this screen is displayed.
  • Page 92: [Beach]

    Recording [BEACH] This allows you to take even more vivid pictures of the blue color of the sea, sky etc. It also prevents under exposure of people under strong sunlight. Note • Do not touch the camera with wet hands. •...
  • Page 93: [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).
  • Page 94: Recording Motion Picture With Manual Settings (Creative Video Mode)

    Recording Applicable modes: Recording Motion Picture with Manual Settings (Creative Video Mode) It is possible to manually change the aperture and shutter speed and record motion pictures. Switching the [EXPOSURE MODE] allows you to use settings such as those when mode dial is switched to [ ], [ ], [ ] and [...
  • Page 95 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 96: Taking Pictures In Custom Mode

    Recording Applicable modes: Taking Pictures in Custom Mode You can select one of your own custom settings saved with [CUST. SET MEM.] to suit the picture-taking conditions. Registering Personal Menu Settings (Registering custom settings) Set the mode dial to select the mode you wish to save, and then set the menu on the camera.
  • Page 97 Recording ∫ Taking pictures with registered menu settings Set the mode dial to [ Press 3/4 to select the custom settings you want to use. Press [DISPLAY] to display the settings for each menu item. (Press 2/1 to change • between screens, and press [DISPLAY] to return to the selection screen.) Displayed main menu items Recording Mode...
  • Page 98: Taking A Picture With Face Recognition Function

    Recording Applicable modes: Recording Taking a Picture with Face Recognition Function 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. [FACE RECOG.] is initially set to [OFF] on the camera.
  • Page 99: 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 100 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 101: Setting Auto Registration/Sensitivity

    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] Mode menu, and then press 1. (P46) Press 4 to select [MEMORY] and press [MENU/SET].
  • Page 102 Recording Auto Registration When [AUTO REGISTRATION] is set to [ON], the registration screen will display automatically after taking a picture of a face that has a high number of appearances. Registration screen is displayed after approximately 3 pictures. Press 3 to select [YES] and then press [MENU/SET]. •...
  • Page 103: 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 and press 4 to move to the character selection section.
  • Page 104: Using The [Rec] Mode Menu

    Recording Using the [REC] Mode Menu For details on [REC] Mode menu settings, refer to P46. [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. [STANDARD] This is the standard setting.
  • Page 105: [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 106: [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. [ASPECT RATIO]: [X] [ASPECT RATIO]: [Y] [12M] 4000k3000 [10.5M] 4000k2672...
  • Page 107: [Quality]

    Recording [QUALITY] Applicable modes: Set the compression rate at which the pictures are to be stored. Fine (when giving priority to the picture quality) [›] Standard (when using the standard picture quality and increasing the number of pictures to be recorded without changing the number of pixels) Note •...
  • Page 108: [White Balance]

    Recording [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. [AWB] Automatic adjustment When taking pictures outdoors under a clear sky...
  • Page 109 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.
  • Page 110 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. • You can set from the Quick Menu. (P47) Select White Balance and then press 1. Press 1 again if [ •...
  • Page 111: [Face Recog.]

    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 [DISPLAY] in step of the “Finely adjusting the White Balance”...
  • Page 112: [Af Mode]

    Recording [AF MODE] Applicable modes: This allows the focusing method that suits the positions and number of the subjects to be selected. [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 113 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 114 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 115: [Quick Af]

    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 •...
  • Page 116: [Af/Ae Lock]

    Recording [AF/AE LOCK] Applicable modes: Take a picture with the focus or exposure locked. This is a technique for setting the focus and the exposure in advance when the subject is outside the focus area or when the contrast is too sharp and the appropriate exposure cannot be achieved.
  • Page 117: [Metering Mode]

    Recording [METERING MODE] Applicable modes: Type of optical measurement to measure brightness can be changed. [C]: Multiple This is the method in which the camera measures the most suitable exposure by judging the allocation of brightness on the whole screen automatically. Usually, we recommend using this method.
  • Page 118: [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. [OFF]/[LOW]/[STANDARD]/[HIGH] Note • Even when the [SENSITIVITY] is set to [ISO100], [SENSITIVITY] may be set higher than [ISO100] if the picture is taken with [I.DYNAMIC] set to valid.
  • Page 119: [Burst]

    Recording [BURST] Applicable modes: Pictures are taken continuously while the shutter button is pressed. [OFF]/[˜] Burst speed (pictures/second) approx. 3.7 Number of recordable pictures (pictures) max. 7 Note • Focus, exposure, and White Balance will be fixed to the settings for the first picture. Depending on changes in the brightness of the subject, the recording may be brighter or darker from the second picture.
  • Page 120: [Digital Zoom]

    Recording [DIGITAL ZOOM] Applicable modes: This can enlarge subjects even more than the Optical Zoom, the Extended Optical Zoom the Intelligent Zoom [OFF]/[ON] Note • Refer to for details. • The setting is fixed to [ON] in Macro Zoom Mode. [STABILIZER] Applicable modes: Using this mode, jitter during picture taking is detected, and the camera automatically...
  • Page 121: [Af Assist Lamp]

    Recording [AF ASSIST LAMP] Applicable modes: AF Assist Lamp will illuminate the subject when the shutter button is pressed half-way making it easier for the camera to focus when recording in low light conditions. (Larger AF area is displayed depending on the recording conditions.) [OFF]/[ON] Note •...
  • Page 122: [Red-Eye Removal]

    Recording [RED-EYE REMOVAL] Applicable modes: When Red-Eye Reduction ([ ], [ ], [ ]) is selected, Digital Red-Eye Correction is performed whenever the flash is used. The camera automatically detects red-eye and corrects the picture. [OFF]/[ON] Note • Only available when [AF MODE] is set to [š] and Face Detection is active. •...
  • Page 123: Using The [Motion Picture] Mode Menu

    Recording Using the [MOTION PICTURE] Mode Menu In Creative Video Mode, the settable [REC] menu will be displayed in the [MOTION PICTURE] menu. In [3D PHOTO MODE] in Scene Mode, the [MOTION PICTURE] menu will not be displayed. For details on [MOTION PICTURE] Mode menu settings, refer to P46. [REC MODE] Applicable modes: This sets up the data format of motion pictures.
  • Page 124: [Rec Quality]

    Therefore, the recording time is shortened when a subject with fast movement is recorded. • To play back AVCHD motion pictures recorded with this unit on Panasonic Blu-ray Disc Players (DMP-BD30/DMP-BD31/DMP-BD50) it is necessary to update the firmware of the Blu-ray Disc Player.
  • Page 125: [Exposure Mode]

    Recording [EXPOSURE MODE] Applicable modes: This changes the setup in Creative Video Mode. Note • Refer to for details. [CONTINUOUS AF] Applicable modes: It will continually keep on focusing to the subject that the focus was once set. [OFF]/[ON] Note •...
  • Page 126: [Wind Cut]

    Recording [WIND CUT] Applicable modes: This prevents the recording of wind-noise automatically. [OFF]/[AUTO] Note • Sound quality may be different than usual when [WIND CUT] is set. • It will be fixed to [OFF] when the [ZOOM MIC] is set to [ON]. •...
  • Page 127: Various Methods To Play Back

    Playback/Editing Playback/Editing Various methods to play back 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. ¢ [2D/3D SETTINGS] [MODE PLAY] (P129)
  • Page 128 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 ¢ These operations can be performed only in the Pause Mode or during motion picture playback.
  • Page 129: [Mode Play]

    Playback/Editing [MODE PLAY] Pictures are classified into only still pictures, only motion pictures, or only 3D pictures, and played back. Press 3/4 to select the item and then press [MENU/ SET]. • Refer to P150 for the method to play back [3D PLAY] pictures in 3D. [CATEGORY PLAY] This mode allows you to search images by Scene Mode or other categories (such as [PORTRAIT], [SCENERY] or [NIGHT SCENERY]) and sort the pictures into each of the...
  • Page 130: Using The [Playback] Mode Menu

    Playback/Editing Using the [PLAYBACK] Mode 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 131: [Upload Set]

    Playback/Editing [UPLOAD SET] It is possible to setup the images to be uploaded to the image sharing sites (Facebook/ YouTube) on this unit. • You can only upload motion pictures to YouTube, while you may upload both motion pictures and still pictures to Facebook. •...
  • Page 132: [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] (P134). Select [TITLE EDIT] on the [PLAYBACK] Mode menu. (P46) Press 3/4 to select [SINGLE] or [MULTI] and then press [MENU/ SET].
  • Page 133: [Video Divide]

    Playback/Editing [VIDEO DIVIDE] Recorded motion picture can be d in two. It is recommended for when you want to divide a part you need with a part you do not need. divide It cannot be restored once divided. Select [VIDEO DIVIDE] on the [PLAYBACK] Mode menu. (P46) Press 2/1 to select the motion picture to divide, and then press [MENU/SET].
  • Page 134: [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] Mode menu. (P46) Press 3/4 to select [SINGLE] or [MULTI] and then press [MENU/ SET]. [SINGLE] [MULTI] Select the picture, and then...
  • Page 135 Playback/Editing Press 3/4 to select the settings, and then press [MENU/SET]. Item Setting item [OFF] [SHOOTING DATE] [W/OTIME]: Stamp the year, month and day. [WITHTIME]: Stamp the year, month, day, hour and minutes. [OFF] Stamps names registered in name settings for [NAME] [FACE RECOG.].
  • Page 136: [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] Mode menu. (P46) Press 3/4 to select [SINGLE] or [MULTI] and then press [MENU/ SET]. Select the picture and size.
  • Page 137: [Cropping]

    Playback/Editing [CROPPING] You can enlarge and then crop the important part of the recorded picture. Select [CROPPING] on the [PLAYBACK] Mode menu. (P46) 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 138: [Leveling]

    Playback/Editing [LEVELING] Minute tilting of the image can be adjusted. Select [LEVELING] on the [PLAYBACK] Mode menu. (P46) 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 139: [Rotate Disp.]

    Playback/Editing [ROTATE DISP.] This mode allows you to automatically display pictures vertically if they were recorded holding the camera vertically. Select [ROTATE DISP.] on the [PLAYBACK] Mode menu. (P46) Press 4 to select [ON] and then press [MENU/SET]. • The pictures are displayed without being rotated when you select [OFF]. Note •...
  • Page 140: [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 PLAY]) – Play back the pictures set as favorites only as a slide show. –...
  • Page 141: [Print Set]

    When you want to use a photo printing store to print pictures recorded on the built-in memory, copy them to a card (P145) and then set the print setting. For more information visit: http://panasonic.jp/dc/dpof_110/white_e.htm Select [PRINT SET] on the [PLAYBACK] Mode menu. (P46) Press 3/4 to select [SINGLE] or [MULTI] and then press [MENU/ SET].
  • Page 142 Playback/Editing ∫ Canceling all the [PRINT SET] settings Select [PRINT SET] on the [PLAYBACK] Mode 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 143: [Protect]

    Playback/Editing [PROTECT] You can set protection for pictures you do not want to be deleted by mistake. Select [PROTECT] on the [PLAYBACK] Mode menu. (P46) 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 144: [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] Mode menu. (P46) Press 3/4 to select [REPLACE] or [DELETE] and then press [MENU/ SET].
  • Page 145: [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] Mode menu. (P46) Press 3/4 to select the copy destination and then press [MENU/ SET].
  • Page 146: Connecting To Other Equipment

    To connect with an HDMI mini cable (optional) • 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) • Check the [HDMI MODE].
  • Page 147 • Proper playback (aspect ratio) will be dependent on the TV used for viewing. • Motion pictures recorded with [AVCHD] can be played back on Panasonic TVs (VIERA) with the AVCHD logo mark. • For cards compatible with playback, refer to the operating instructions of the TV.
  • Page 148: 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 149 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 150: Playing Back 3D Pictures

    3D compatible television with an 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 [HDMI MODE] to [AUTO] or [1080i]. (P57)
  • Page 151 Connecting to other equipment Note • When the picture is not appropriate to view in 3D (disparity is too large, etc.) – [SLIDE SHOW]: The picture will be played back in 2D. – [MODE PLAY]: Confirmation screen is displayed. Select whether or not to play back the picture in 3D. •...
  • Page 152: Saving The Recorded Still Pictures And Motion Pictures

    File formats that can be used: [JPEG], [AVCHD] It is possible to copy onto Blu-ray disc, DVD disc, or hard disk by inserting an SD card with still pictures and motion pictures recorded by this unit into a Panasonic Blu-ray Disc Recorder or DVD Recorder.
  • Page 153: Copy The Playback Image Using An Av Cable

    Connecting to other equipment Copy the playback image using an AV cable File formats that can be used: [AVCHD], [MP4] Copy images played back with this unit to Blu-ray disc, DVD disc, hard disk, or video using a Blu-ray Disc Recorder, DVD recorder, or video. This can be played back with equipment that is not compatible with high definition, so it is convenient for distributing copies.
  • Page 154: Copying To A Pc Using "Photofunstudio

    Connecting to other equipment Copying to a PC using “PHOTOfunSTUDIO” File formats that can be used: [JPEG], [MPO], [AVCHD], [MP4] It is possible to acquire still pictures and motion pictures recorded in [AVCHD] or [MP4] formats, or create conventional standard quality DVD video from the motion picture that was recorded as [AVCHD], using “PHOTOfunSTUDIO”...
  • Page 155: Connecting To A 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 • You can easily print out or mail the pictures you have imported. Use of the “PHOTOfunSTUDIO”...
  • Page 156: Acquiring Of Still Pictures And [Mp4] Motion Pictures (Other Than [Avchd] Motion Pictures)

    Connecting to other equipment Acquiring of still pictures and [MP4] motion pictures (other than [AVCHD] motion pictures) Preparations: Turn on the camera and the PC. Remove the card before using the pictures in the built-in memory. A USB connection cable (supplied) •...
  • Page 157 Connecting to other equipment ∫ Viewing the contents of the built-in memory or card using the PC (folder composition) For Windows: A drive ([Removable Disk]) is displayed in [Computer] For Mac: A drive ([LUMIX], [NO_NAME] or [Untitled]) is displayed on the desktop •...
  • Page 158: Uploading The Images To Sharing Sites

    Connecting to other equipment Uploading the images to sharing sites Still pictures and motion pictures can be uploaded to image sharing sites (Facebook/ YouTube) using the upload tool “LUMIX Image Uploader”. You do not need to transfer the images to the PC or install dedicated software onto the PC, so you can easily upload the images even away from your home or work if there is a PC that is connected to the network.
  • Page 159: Printing The Pictures

    Connecting to other equipment Printing the Pictures If you connect the camera to a printer supporting PictBridge, you can select the pictures to be printed out and instruct that printing be started on the camera’s LCD monitor. • Some printers can print directly from the card removed from the camera. For details, refer to the operating instructions of your printer.
  • Page 160: Selecting A Single Picture And Printing It

    Connecting to other equipment Selecting a single picture and printing it PictBridge PictBridge PictBridge Press 2/1 to select the picture and then press 100-0001 100-0001 100-0001 [MENU/SET]. PLEASE SELECT THE PICTURE TO PRINT MULTI PRINT MULTI PRINT MULTI PRINT SELECT SELECT SELECT PRINT...
  • Page 161: 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 162 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 163 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 164: Optional Accessories

    Others 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 adapter. • Rotate the lens adapter slowly and carefully. Attach the tele conversion lens.
  • Page 165 Others Select [CONVERSION] on the [REC] Mode menu. (P46) • P122 Refer to for [CONVERSION]. Press 3/4 to select [ ], and then press [MENU/SET] to set. • Set in same way to select [ ] too. • Always set to [OFF] when the conversion lens is taken off. Note •...
  • Page 166 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 the power switch to [OFF] and confirm that the lens barrel is retracted.
  • Page 167: Screen Display

    Others Screen Display ∫ In recording Recording Mode Wind cut (P126) : Zoom Microphone (P126) VIVID VIVID VIVID 15 15 15 Flash Mode (P65) AF Macro Mode (P70) : Macro Zoom Mode (P70) : MF (P71) White Balance (P108) White Balance Fine Adjustment (P110) F2.8 F2.8...
  • Page 168 Others 19 Rear dial (P28, 20 Current date and time/“: World Time (P48) Number of days that have passed since the departure date (P49) Location (P49) Name (P87) (P87) 21 Shutter speed (P27) : Minimum Shutter Speed (P118) 22 Self-timer Mode (P73) 23 Aperture value (P27)
  • Page 169 Others ∫ In playback Playback Mode (P127) 1 2 3 4 6 7 8 Protected Picture (P143) Favorites (P140) VIVID VIVID VIVID Stamped with Text Indication (P134) 100-0001 100-0001 100-0001 Photo Style (P104) 1/15 1/15 1/15 Picture Size (P106) Quality (P107) Battery Indication (P15)
  • Page 170: 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 171 Others Cleaning Before cleaning the camera, remove the battery or the DC coupler (optional), or disconnect the power plug from the outlet. Then wipe the camera with a dry soft cloth. • When the camera is soiled badly, it can be cleaned by wiping the dirt off with a wrung wet cloth, and then with a dry cloth.
  • Page 172 Others Battery The battery is a rechargeable lithium ion battery. Its ability to generate power comes from the chemical reaction that takes place inside it. This reaction is susceptible to the surrounding temperature and humidity. If the temperature is too high or too low, the operating time of the battery will become shorter.
  • Page 173 Others About 3D ∫ About 3D viewing Anyone who is hyper sensitive to light, suffers from heart disease or is otherwise unwell should avoid viewing 3D pictures. • Doing may have an adverse affect on such medical conditions. If you feel tired, uncomfortable or otherwise strange when viewing 3D pictures, stop viewing at once.
  • Page 174 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 175 About the picture data • Recorded data may be damaged or lost if the camera breaks down due to inappropriate handling. Panasonic will not be liable for any damage suffered due to loss of recorded data. About tripods or unipods •...
  • Page 176: 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. (P143) [THIS PICTURE CANNOT BE DELETED]/[SOME PICTURES CANNOT BE DELETED] •...
  • Page 177 Others [MEMORY CARD ERROR FORMAT THIS CARD?] • It is a format that cannot be used with this unit. > Insert a different card. > Format the card again with the camera after saving necessary data on a PC etc. (P58) The data on the card will be deleted.
  • Page 178 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 your nearest Service Center. •...
  • Page 179: Troubleshooting

    Others Troubleshooting First, try out the following procedures (P179 to 188). If the problem is not resolved, it may be improved by selecting [RESET] (P56) 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 180 Others The recorded picture is too bright or dark. > Check that the exposure is correctly compensated. (P74) • Setting the [MIN. SHTR SPEED] to faster speed might make the picture darker. > Set the [MIN. SHTR SPEED] (P118) to slower speed. Multiple pictures are taken at one time.
  • Page 181 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 182 Others Lens Recorded image may be warped, or nonexistent color is surrounding the subject. • It is possible that the subject may be warped slightly, or the borders get colored, depending on the zoom magnification, due to the characteristics of the lens. Also, the peripherals of the image might look warped because the perspective is enhanced when the wide angle is used.
  • Page 183 Others Flash The flash is not activated. • Is the flash closed? > Press [ OPEN] to open the flash. (P65) • Flash Mode is not available when Auto Bracket (P75) or [BURST] (P119) in the [REC] Mode menu has been set. The flash is activated multiple times.
  • Page 184 Others With a calendar search, pictures are displayed on dates differing from the actual dates on which the pictures were taken. • Is the clock in the camera set properly? (P22) • When pictures edited using a PC or pictures taken by other equipment are searched, they may be displayed on dates differing from the actual dates on which the pictures were taken.
  • Page 185 Others TV, PC and printer The picture does not appear on the television. • Is the camera connected to the TV correctly? > Set the TV input to external input mode. The display areas on the TV screen and the camera’s LCD monitor are different. •...
  • Page 186 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 187 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 the power is off or during Playback Mode.
  • Page 188 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 189 Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC in the United States and other countries. • HDAVI Control™ is a trademark of Panasonic Corporation. • QuickTime and the QuickTime logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Apple Inc., used under license therefrom.

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