Panasonic DMCFH3 - DIGITAL STILL CAMERA Operating Instructions Manual

Panasonic DMCFH3 - DIGITAL STILL CAMERA Operating Instructions Manual

Dmcfh1 user guide

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Operating Instructions
for advanced features
Digital Camera
DMC-FH20
Model No.
DMC-FH3
DMC-FH1
Before connecting, operating or adjusting this product,
please read the instructions completely.
VQT2N95

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  • Page 1 Operating Instructions for advanced features Digital Camera DMC-FH20 Model No. DMC-FH3 DMC-FH1 Before connecting, operating or adjusting this product, please read the instructions completely. VQT2N95...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents • To delete multiple pictures (up to 50) or all the pictures ....44 Before Use Advanced (Recording pictures) Quick Guide ..........4 About the LCD Monitor......45 Standard Accessories .......6 Taking Pictures using the Built-in Names of the Components .......7 Flash............47 •...
  • Page 3 • [PICTURE SIZE] ......78 • [SENSITIVITY] .........80 Others • [WHITE BALANCE]......81 • [AF MODE]........83 • [BURST] ...........85 Screen Display ........119 • [DIGITAL ZOOM] ......86 Cautions for Use........122 • [COLOR MODE] ......86 Message Display ........128 • [STABILIZER] ........87 Troubleshooting........131 • [AF ASSIST LAMP] ......88 Number of Recordable Pictures and •...
  • Page 4: Before Use

    Before Use Before Use Quick Guide This is an overview of how to record and play back pictures with the camera. For each step, be sure to refer to the pages indicated in brackets. plug-in type Charge the battery. (P9) •...
  • Page 5 Before Use Play back the pictures. 1 Slide the [REC]/[PLAYBACK] selector switch to [(]. 2 Select the picture you want to view. (P40) - 5 -...
  • 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 Of The Components

    Before Use Names of the Components Flash (P47) Lens (P124) Self-timer indicator (P54) AF assist lamp (P88) LCD monitor (P45, 124) [MENU/SET] button (P18) [DISPLAY] button (P45) [Q.MENU] (P23)/Delete (P43) button [MODE] button (P29) [REC]/[PLAYBACK] selector switch (P20) 10 Cursor buttons A: 3/Exposure compensation (P55) B: 4/Macro Mode...
  • Page 8 21 Card/Battery door (P14, 22 Release lever (P14) 23 DC coupler cover (P15) • When using an AC adaptor, ensure that the Panasonic DC coupler (optional) and AC adaptor (optional) are used. For connection details, refer to P15. - 8 -...
  • Page 9: Preparation

    The only batteries suitable for use with this unit are genuine Panasonic products and batteries manufactured by other companies and certified by Panasonic. (Batteries which do not support this function cannot be used). Panasonic cannot in any way guarantee the quality, performance or safety of batteries which have been manufactured by other companies and are not genuine Panasonic products.
  • Page 10 Preparation plug-in type Connect the charger to the electrical outlet. • The AC cable does not fit entirely into the AC input terminal. A gap will remain as shown below. • Charging starts when the [CHARGE] indicator A lights green. •...
  • Page 11 Preparation ∫ When the [CHARGE] indicator flashes • The battery temperature is too high or too low. Please charge the battery again in a temperature between 10 oC to 35 oC (50 oF to 95 oF). • The terminals of the charger or the battery are dirty. In this case, wipe them with a dry cloth. ∫...
  • Page 12: Approximate Operating Time And Number Of Recordable Pictures

    • Normal Picture Mode • Temperature: 23 oC (73.4 oF)/Humidity: 50% when LCD monitor is on. • Using a Panasonic SD Memory Card (32 MB). • Starting recording 30 seconds after the camera is turned on. (When the Optical Image Stabilizer function is set to [AUTO].)
  • Page 13 Preparation Supplied battery Optional battery Playback time Approx. 280 min Approx. 360 min Note • The operating times and number of recordable pictures will differ according to the environment and the operating conditions. For example, in the following cases, the operating times shorten and the number of recordable pictures is reduced.
  • Page 14: Inserting And Removing The Card (Optional)/The Battery

    Preparation Inserting and Removing the Card (optional)/the Battery • Check that this unit is turned off. • 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 15 Using any other equipment may cause damage. Note • Always use a genuine Panasonic AC adaptor (optional). • When using an AC adaptor, use the AC cable supplied with the AC adaptor. • Some tripods cannot be attached when the DC coupler is connected.
  • Page 16: 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 inserted: Pictures can be recorded in the built-in memory and played back. • When a card has been inserted: Pictures can be recorded on the card and played back.
  • Page 17 32 GB) using the SDXC Memory Cards. SDXC Memory Card (48 GB http://panasonic.net/avc/sdcard/information/SDXC.html to 64 GB) • Only cards bearing the SDHC logo (indicating that the card conforms to SD video standards) may be used as 4GB to 32GB cards.
  • Page 18: 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. A [MENU/SET] button B Cursor buttons • If the language select screen is not displayed, proceed to step Press [MENU/SET]. Press 3/4 to select the language, and press [MENU/SET].
  • Page 19: Changing The Clock Setting

    Preparation Press 2/1 to select the items (year, month, day, hour, minute, display sequence or time display format), and press 3/4 to set. A: Time at the home area B: Time at the travel destination (P76) ‚: Cancel without setting the clock. •...
  • Page 20: Setting The Menu

    Preparation Setting the Menu The camera comes with menus that allow you to choose the settings for taking pictures and playing them back just 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 21: Setting Menu Items

    Preparation Setting menu items This section describes how to select the Normal Picture Mode settings, and the same setting can be used for the [PLAYBACK] menu and [SETUP] menu as well. Example: Setting [AF MODE] from [ Ø ] to [ š...
  • Page 22 Preparation Press [MENU/SET] to close the menu. Switching to other menus e.g.: Switching to the [SETUP] menu Press [MENU/SET] to display the menu. Press 2. Press 4 to select the [SETUP] menu icon [ Press 1. • Select a menu item next and set it. - 22 -...
  • Page 23: Using The Quick Menu

    Preparation Using the quick menu By using the quick menu, some of the menu settings can be easily found. • Some of the menu items cannot be set by the modes. • When [DISPLAY] is pressed while [STABILIZER] (P87) is selected, [STABILIZER DEMO.] can be displayed.
  • Page 24: About The Setup Menu

    Preparation About the Setup Menu [CLOCK SET], [SLEEP MODE] and [AUTO REVIEW] are important items. Check their settings before using them. • In the Intelligent Auto Mode, only [CLOCK SET], [WORLD TIME], [BEEP], [LANGUAGE] and [STABILIZER DEMO.] (P28) can be set. For details on how to select the [SETUP] menu settings, refer to P21.
  • Page 25 Preparation 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. These menu settings make it easier to see the LCD monitor when you are in bright places or when you are holding the camera high above your head.
  • Page 26 Preparation The camera is automatically turned off if the camera has not been used for the time selected on the setting. p [SLEEP MODE] [OFF]/[2MIN.]/[5MIN.]/[10MIN.] • Press the shutter button halfway or turn the camera off and on to cancel [SLEEP MODE]. •...
  • Page 27 Preparation Select the USB communication system after or before connecting the camera to your PC or your printer with the USB connection cable (supplied). y [SELECT ON CONNECTION]: Select either [PC] or [PictBridge(PTP)] if you connected the x [USB MODE] camera to a PC or a printer supporting PictBridge.
  • Page 28 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 ~ [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.
  • Page 29: Selecting The [Rec] Mode

    Preparation Selecting the [REC] Mode When the [REC] Mode is selected, the camera can be set to the Intelligent Auto Mode in which the optimal settings are established in line with the subject to be recorded and the recording conditions, or to the Scene Mode which enables you to take pictures that match the scene being recorded.
  • Page 30 Preparation ∫ List of [REC] Modes Normal Picture Mode (P35) The subjects are recorded using your own settings. My Scene Mode (P56) Pictures are taken using previously registered recording scenes. Û Scene Mode (P56) This allows you to take pictures that match the scene being recorded. Motion Picture Mode (P70) This mode allows you to record motion pictures with audio.
  • Page 31: Basic

    Basic ñ [REC] Mode: Basic 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 Press the shutter button D halfway to focus. • The focus indication 1 (green) lights when the subject is focused. • The AF area 2 is displayed around the subject’s face by the Face Detection function. In other cases, it is displayed at the point on the subject which is in focus.
  • Page 33: Scene Detection

    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. > ¦ [i-PORTRAIT] [i-SCENERY] [i-MACRO] [i-NIGHT PORTRAIT] • Only when [ ] is selected [i-NIGHT SCENERY] [i-SUNSET]...
  • Page 34: Settings In Intelligent Auto Mode

    Basic Settings in Intelligent Auto Mode • Only the following functions can be set in this mode. [REC] Mode menu ¢ ¢ – [PICTURE SIZE] (P78)/[BURST] (P85)/[COLOR MODE] (P86) ¢ The settings which can be selected are different from when other [REC] Modes are used. [SETUP] menu –...
  • Page 35: Taking Pictures With Your Favorite Settings (Normal Picture Mode)

    Basic · [REC] Mode: Taking pictures with your favorite settings (Normal Picture 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. Slide the [REC]/[PLAYBACK] selector switch to [!], and then press [MODE].
  • Page 36: Focusing

    Basic Focusing Aim the AF area at the subject, and then press the shutter button halfway. When the subject is When the subject Focus focused is not focused Focus indication Blinks AF area White>Green White>Red ¢2 Sound Beeps 2 times Beeps 4 times A Focus indication B AF area (normal)
  • Page 37: Preventing Jitter (Camera Shake)

    Basic ∫ Subject and recording conditions which are difficult to focus in • Fast-moving subjects, extremely bright subjects or subjects without contrast • When the recordable range display has appeared in red • When recording subjects through windows or near shiny objects •...
  • Page 38: Taking Pictures With The Zoom

    Basic ñ· ¿n [REC] Mode: Taking Pictures with the Zoom Using the Optical Zoom/Using the Extended Optical Zoom (EZ)/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 16.9k (DMC-FH20)/10.5k (DMC-FH3)/9.8k (DMC-FH1)], set the [PICTURE SIZE] to [10M (DMC-FH20/DMC-FH3)/8M (DMC-FH1)] or less.
  • Page 39 Basic ∫ Extended Optical Zoom mechanism When you set the Picture Size to [ ] (3 million pixels), the 14M (14.1 million pixels) (DMC-FH20/DMC-FH3)/12M (12.1 million pixels) (DMC-FH1) CCD area is cropped to the center 3M (3 million pixels) area, allowing a picture with a higher zoom effect. Note •...
  • Page 40: Playing Back Pictures ([Normal Play])

    Basic ¸ [PLAYBACK] Mode: Playing back Pictures ([NORMAL PLAY]) Slide the [REC]/[PLAYBACK] selector switch A to [(]. • Normal Playback is set automatically in the following cases. – When the mode was switched from the [REC] to [PLAYBACK]. – When the camera was turned on while the [REC]/ [PLAYBACK] selector switch was at [(].
  • Page 41: Displaying Multiple Screens (Multi Playback)

    Basic Displaying Multiple Screens (Multi Playback) Rotate the zoom lever towards [L] (W). 1 screen>12 screens>30 screens>Calendar screen display (P96) 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 42: Switching The [Playback] Mode

    Basic Switching the [PLAYBACK] Mode Press [MODE] during playback. Press 3 / 4 to select the item and then press [MENU/SET]. [NORMAL PLAY] (P40) All the pictures are played back. [SLIDE SHOW] (P90) The pictures are played back in sequence. [CATEGORY PLAY] (P93) The pictures grouped together in categories are played back.
  • Page 43: Deleting Pictures

    Basic ¸ [PLAYBACK] Mode: Deleting Pictures Once deleted, pictures cannot be recovered. • Pictures on the built-in memory or the card, which is being played back will be deleted. To delete a single picture Select the picture to be deleted, and then press [‚].
  • Page 44: 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] > step Press 3/4/2/1 to select the picture, and then press [DISPLAY] to set. (Repeat this step.) •...
  • Page 45: Advanced (Recording Pictures)

    Advanced (Recording pictures) Advanced (Recording pictures) About the LCD Monitor Press [DISPLAY] to change. A LCD monitor B [DISPLAY] button • When the menu screen appears, the [DISPLAY] button is not activated. During Playback Zoom (P41), while playing back motion pictures (P95) and during a Slide Show (P90), you can only select...
  • Page 46 Advanced (Recording pictures) ∫ Recording guideline When you align the subject on the horizontal and vertical guidelines or the cross point of these lines, you can take pictures with well-designed composition by viewing the size, the slope and the balance of the subject. This is used when dividing the entire screen into 3k3 for taking pictures with a well-balanced composition.
  • Page 47: Taking Pictures Using The Built-In Flash

    Advanced (Recording pictures) ñ· ¿ [REC] Mode: Taking Pictures using the Built-in Flash A Photo flash Do not cover it with your fingers or other objects.  Switching to the appropriate flash setting Set the flash to match the recording. Press 1 [‰].
  • Page 48 Advanced (Recording pictures) Item Description of settings The flash is automatically activated when the recording conditions make it ‡: AUTO 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 49 Advanced (Recording pictures) ∫ Available flash settings by Recording Mode The available flash settings depend on the Recording Mode. (±: Available, —: Not available, ¥: Scene Mode initial setting) ‡ ‰ Œ ‡ ‰ Œ ñ ¢ ± ± ± ¥...
  • Page 50 Advanced (Recording pictures) ∫ The available flash range to take pictures • The available flash range is an approximation. DMC-FH20 Available flash range ISO sensitivity Wide Tele 60 cm (1.97 feet) to 5.8 m (19.0 feet) 1.0 m (3.28 feet) to 3.2 m (10.4 feet) ¢...
  • Page 51 Advanced (Recording pictures) ∫ Shutter speed for each flash setting Flash setting Shutter speed (Sec.) Flash setting Shutter speed (Sec.) ‡ ¢1 1 or 1/8 to 1/1600 1/30 to 1/1600 ¢2 1 or 1/4 to 1/1600 ‰ Œ ¢1 The shutter speed changes depending on the (P87) setting.
  • Page 52: Taking Close-Up Pictures

    Advanced (Recording pictures) ·n [REC] Mode: Taking Close-up Pictures Press 4 [#]. Press 3/4 to select a mode. Press [MENU/SET]. • You can also press the shutter button halfway to finish. • The menu screen disappears after about 5 seconds. At this time, the selected item is automatically set.
  • Page 53: [Macro Zoom]

    Advanced (Recording pictures) [MACRO ZOOM] You can take a picture with the Digital Zoom up to 3k while maintaining the distance to the subject for the extreme Wide position [5 cm (0.17 feet)]. A Focus range • Focus range will be 5 cm (0.17 feet) to ¶ during Macro Zoom Mode regardless of the zoom position.
  • Page 54: Taking Pictures With The Self-Timer

    Advanced (Recording pictures) ñ· ¿ [REC] Mode: Taking Pictures with the Self-timer Press 2 [ë]. Press 3/4 to select a mode. • You can also press 2 [ë] to select. Press [MENU/SET]. • You can also press the shutter button halfway to finish. •...
  • Page 55: Compensating The Exposure

    Advanced (Recording pictures) · ¿n [REC] Mode: Compensating the Exposure Use this function when you cannot achieve appropriate exposure due to the difference in brightness between the subject and the background. Look at the following examples. Properly Underexposed Overexposed exposed Compensate the exposure Compensate the exposure towards positive.
  • Page 56: Taking Pictures That Match The Scene Being Recorded (Scene Mode)

    Advanced (Recording pictures) ¿ [REC] Mode: Taking pictures that match the scene being recorded (Scene Mode) When you select a Scene Mode to match the subject and recording situation, the camera sets the optimal exposure and hue to obtain the desired picture. Registering scenes in Scene Mode (My Scene Mode) In [MY SCENE MODE], you can register the Scene Mode you use most frequently as one of the Recording Modes.
  • Page 57: Selecting The Scene Mode For Each Recording (Scene Mode)

    Advanced (Recording pictures) ∫ Changing My Scene Mode Press [MODE], select the second item from the top and press [MENU/SET]. Press [MENU/SET] to display the menu screen. Press 3 to select [ ], switch menus and press 1. ¿ • For details on switching menus, refer to P22. Press 3/4/2/1 to select the Scene Mode.
  • Page 58: [Portrait]

    Advanced (Recording pictures) [PORTRAIT] When taking pictures of people outdoors during the daytime, this mode allows you to improve the appearance and make their skin tones look healthier. ∫ Technique for Portrait Mode To make this mode more effective: 1 Rotate the zoom lever as far as possible to Tele. 2 Move close to the subject to make this mode more effective.
  • Page 59: [Transform]

    Advanced (Recording pictures) [TRANSFORM] Subject can be recorded either slim or stretched, and at the same time, skin can be recorded smoothly. Press 3/4 to select the setting, and then press [MENU/ SET]. • It can be set from the quick menu (P23). Take pictures.
  • Page 60: [Scenery]

    Advanced (Recording pictures) [SCENERY] This allows you to take pictures of a wide landscape. Note • The flash setting is fixed to [Œ]. • The focus range is 5 m (16.4 feet) to ¶. [SPORTS] Set here when you want to take pictures of sports scenes or other fast-moving events. Note •...
  • Page 61: [Night Scenery]

    Advanced (Recording pictures) [NIGHT SCENERY] This allows you to take vivid pictures of the nightscape. Note • The flash setting is fixed to [Œ]. • The focus range is 5 m (16.4 feet) to ¶. • We recommend using a tripod and the self-timer for taking pictures. •...
  • Page 62: [Party]

    Advanced (Recording pictures) [PARTY] Select this when you want to take pictures at a wedding reception, an indoor party etc. This allows you to take pictures of people and the background with near real-life brightness. ∫ Technique for Party Mode •...
  • Page 63: [Baby1]/[Baby2]

    Advanced (Recording pictures) [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] (P97).
  • Page 64: [Pet]

    Advanced (Recording pictures) [PET] Select this 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. You can select to have these appear at the time of playback, or have them stamped on the recorded image using [TEXT STAMP] (P97).
  • Page 65: [Hi-Speed Burst]

    Advanced (Recording pictures) [HI-SPEED BURST] This is a convenient mode for shooting rapid movement or a decisive moment. ∫ Picture Size Press 3/4 to select the Picture Size and then press [MENU/SET] to set. • 3M (4:3), 2.5M (3:2) or 2M (16:9) is selected as the Picture Size. Take pictures.
  • Page 66: [Flash Burst]

    Advanced (Recording pictures) [FLASH BURST] Still pictures are taken continuously with flash. It is convenient to take continuous still pictures in dark places. ∫ Picture Size Press 3/4 to select the Picture Size and then press [MENU/SET] to set. • 3M (4:3), 2.5M (3:2) or 2M (16:9) is selected as the Picture Size. Take pictures.
  • Page 67: [Starry Sky]

    Advanced (Recording pictures) [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 3/4 to select the number of seconds and then press [MENU/SET]. •...
  • Page 68: [Fireworks]

    Advanced (Recording pictures) [FIREWORKS] This mode allows you to take beautiful pictures of fireworks exploding in the night sky. ∫ Technique for Fireworks Mode • Since the shutter speed becomes slower, we recommend using a tripod. Note • The flash setting is fixed to [Œ]. •...
  • Page 69: [Aerial Photo]

    Advanced (Recording pictures) [AERIAL PHOTO] This mode allows you to take pictures through an airplane window. ∫ Technique for Aerial Photo Mode • We recommend using this technique if it is difficult to focus when taking pictures of clouds etc. Aim the camera at something with high contrast, press the shutter button halfway to fix the focus and then aim the camera at the subject and press the shutter button fully to take the picture.
  • Page 70: Motion Picture Mode

    Advanced (Recording pictures) [REC] Mode: Advanced (Recording pictures) Motion Picture Mode Slide the [REC]/[PLAYBACK] selector switch to [!], and then press [MODE]. Press 3/4 to select [MOTION PICTURE], and then press [MENU/ SET]. Press the shutter button halfway to focus and then press it fully to start recording.
  • Page 71 Advanced (Recording pictures) Changing the settings for the Recording Quality Press [MENU/SET]. Press 3/4 to select [REC QUALITY] and then press 1. Press 3/4 to select the item and then press [MENU/SET]. Item Picture Size Aspect Ratio ¢ 1280k720 pixels 16:9 ¢...
  • Page 72 Also the recording information may not be displayed correctly. • Sound from motion pictures recorded by this camera cannot be played back by older models of Panasonic digital cameras (LUMIX) launched before July 2008. • In Motion Picture Mode, the following functions cannot be used.
  • Page 73: Useful Functions At Travel Destinations

    Advanced (Recording pictures) ñ· ¿n [REC] Mode: Useful Functions at Travel Destinations Recording which Day of the Vacation You Take the Picture For details on the [SETUP] menu settings, refer to P21. If you set the departure date or the travel destination of the vacation in advance, the number of days that have passed since the departure date is recorded when you take the picture.
  • Page 74: Take A Picture

    Advanced (Recording pictures) Press 4 to select [SET] and then press [MENU/ SET]. Enter the location. • For details on how to enter characters, refer to “Entering Text” on P89. Press [MENU/SET] twice to close the menu. Take a picture. •...
  • Page 75 Advanced (Recording pictures) ∫ Canceling the Travel Date The Travel Date is automatically canceled if the current date is after the return date. If you want to cancel the Travel Date before the end of the vacation, select [OFF] on the screen shown in step and then press [MENU/SET] twice.
  • Page 76: Recording Dates/Times At Overseas Travel Destinations (World Time)

    Advanced (Recording pictures) Recording Dates/Times at Overseas Travel Destinations (World Time) For details on the [SETUP] menu settings, refer to P21. You can display the local times at the travel destinations and record them on the pictures you take. • Select [CLOCK SET] to set the current date and time in advance. (P18) Select [WORLD TIME] from the [SETUP] menu, and then press 1.
  • Page 77 Advanced (Recording pictures) Note • Return the setting to [HOME] when the vacation is finished by performing steps • If [HOME] is already set, change only the travel destination, and use. • If you cannot find the travel destination in the areas displayed on the screen, set by the time difference from the home area.
  • Page 78: Using The [Rec] Mode Menu

    Advanced (Recording pictures) Using the [REC] Mode Menu [PICTURE SIZE] For details on [REC] Mode menu settings, refer to P21. 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. ñ·...
  • Page 79 Advanced (Recording pictures) Note • “EZ” is an abbreviation of “Extended optical Zoom”. • A digital picture is made of numerous dots called pixels. The higher the numbers of pixels, the finer the picture will be when it is printed on a large piece of paper or displayed on a PC monitor.
  • Page 80: [Sensitivity]

    Advanced (Recording pictures) [SENSITIVITY] For details on [REC] Mode menu settings, refer to P21. 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.
  • Page 81: [White Balance]

    Advanced (Recording pictures) [WHITE BALANCE] For details on [REC] Mode menu settings, refer to P21. 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 82 Advanced (Recording pictures) ∫ 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 83: [Af Mode]

    Advanced (Recording pictures) [AF MODE] For details on [REC] Mode menu settings, refer to P21. This allows the appropriate focusing method to be selected. · ¿ Applicable modes: The camera automatically detects the person’s face. The [š]: Face Detection focus and exposure can then be adjusted to fit that face no matter what portion of the picture it is in.
  • Page 84 Advanced (Recording pictures) ∫ 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 brought into focus.
  • Page 85: [Burst]

    Advanced (Recording pictures) [BURST] For details on [REC] Mode menu settings, refer to P21. Pictures are taken continuously while the shutter button is pressed. Select the ones you really like from among the pictures you have taken. ñ· ¿ Applicable modes: [OFF], [˜] approx.
  • Page 86: [Digital Zoom]

    Advanced (Recording pictures) [DIGITAL ZOOM] For details on [REC] Mode menu settings, refer to P21. This can enlarge subjects even more than the Optical Zoom or Extended Optical Zoom. · ¿ Applicable modes: [OFF]/[ON] Note • Refer to for details. •...
  • Page 87: [Stabilizer]

    Advanced (Recording pictures) [STABILIZER] For details on [REC] Mode menu settings, refer to P21. Using one of these modes, jitter during picture taking is detected, and the camera automatically compensates the jitter, enabling jitter-free images to be taken. · ¿ Applicable modes: [OFF] [AUTO]:...
  • Page 88: [Af Assist Lamp]

    Advanced (Recording pictures) [AF ASSIST LAMP] For details on [REC] Mode menu settings, refer to P21. Illuminating the subject makes it easier for the camera to focus when recording in low light conditions that make focusing difficult. · ¿ Applicable modes: [OFF]: The AF assist lamp does not turn on.
  • Page 89: Entering Text

    Advanced (Recording pictures) 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 to move to the character selection section.
  • Page 90: Advanced (Playback)

    Advanced (Playback) ¸ [PLAYBACK] Mode: Advanced (Playback) Playing Back Pictures in Sequence (Slide Show) You can play back the pictures you have taken in synchronisation with music, and you can do this in sequence while leaving a fixed interval between each of the pictures. Furthermore, you can play back the pictures grouped together by category or play back only those pictures you have set as Favorites as a Slide Show.
  • Page 91 Advanced (Playback) ∫ Operations performed during Slide Show The cursor displayed during playback is the same as 3/4/2/1. • The menu screen is restored when [‚] is pressed. A Play/Pause B Stop ¢ C Back to previous picture ¢ D Ahead to next picture ¢...
  • Page 92 Advanced (Playback) ∫ Changing the Slide Show settings You can change the settings for Slide Show Playback by selecting [EFFECT] or [SETUP] on the Slide Show menu screen. [EFFECT] This allows you to select the screen effects or music effects when switching from one picture to the next.
  • Page 93: Selecting Pictures And Playing Them Back ([Category Play]/ [Favorite Play])

    Advanced (Playback) ¸ [PLAYBACK] Mode: Selecting Pictures and Playing them Back ([CATEGORY PLAY]/[FAVORITE PLAY]) [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 categories.
  • Page 94: [Favorite Play]

    Advanced (Playback) [FAVORITE PLAY] You can play back the pictures you have set as [FAVORITE] (P103) (Only when [FAVORITE] is set to [ON] and there are pictures which have been set to [FAVORITE]). Slide the [REC]/[PLAYBACK] selector switch to [(], and then press [MODE].
  • Page 95: Playing Back Motion Pictures

    Advanced (Playback) ¸ [PLAYBACK] Mode: Playing Back Motion Pictures Press 2 1 to select a picture with a motion picture ]), and then press 3 to play back. icon (such as [ A The motion picture recording time B Motion picture icon C Motion picture playback icon •...
  • Page 96: Using The [Playback] Mode Menu

    Advanced (Playback) ¸ [PLAYBACK] Mode: Using the [PLAYBACK] Mode menu You can use various functions in Playback Mode to rotate pictures, set Protection for them etc. • With [TEXT STAMP], [RESIZE] or [CROPPING], 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 97: [Text Stamp]

    Advanced (Playback) [TEXT STAMP] You can stamp the recording date/time, name, location or travel date onto the recorded pictures. It is suitable for regular size printing. (Pictures with a Picture Size larger than [ ] will be resized when stamping the date etc. on them.) Select [TEXT STAMP] on the [PLAYBACK] Mode menu.
  • Page 98 Advanced (Playback) Press [MENU/SET]. • If you set [TEXT STAMP] for a picture with a Picture Size larger than [ ], the Picture Size will become smaller as shown below. ¢ ¢ ¢ ¢ > – ¢ ¢ > – ¢...
  • Page 99: [Resize] Reducing The Picture Size (Number Of Pixels)

    Advanced (Playback) [RESIZE] Reducing the Picture Size (number of pixels) To allow easy posting to web pages, attachment to email etc., picture size (number of pixels) is reduced. Select [RESIZE] on the [PLAYBACK] Mode menu. (P21) Press 3/4 to select [SINGLE] or [MULTI] and then press [MENU/SET].
  • Page 100 Advanced (Playback) Note • You can set up to 50 pictures at one time in [MULTI]. • The picture quality of the resized picture will deteriorate. • It may not be possible to resize pictures recorded with other equipment. • Motion pictures and pictures stamped with [TEXT STAMP] cannot be resized. - 100 -...
  • Page 101: [Cropping]

    Advanced (Playback) [CROPPING] You can enlarge and then clip the important part of the recorded picture. Select [CROPPING] on the [PLAYBACK] Mode menu. (P21) Press 2/1 to select the picture, and then press [MENU/SET]. Reduction Enlargement Use the zoom lever and press 3/4/2/1 to select the parts to be cropped.
  • Page 102: [Rotate Disp.]

    Advanced (Playback) [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. (P21) Press 4 to select [ON] and then press [MENU/SET]. • The pictures are displayed without being rotated when you select [OFF].
  • Page 103: [Favorite]

    Advanced (Playback) [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 104: [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 (P107) 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. (P21) Press 3/4 to select [SINGLE] or [MULTI] and then press [MENU/SET].
  • Page 105 Advanced (Playback) ∫ Canceling all the [PRINT SET] settings Select [CANCEL] on the screen shown in step and then press [MENU/SET]. Press 3 to select [YES] and then press [MENU/SET]. Press [MENU/SET] to close the menu. • You cannot select [CANCEL] if not even one picture has been set for printing. ∫...
  • Page 106: [Protect]

    Advanced (Playback) [PROTECT] You can set Protection for pictures you do not want to be deleted by mistake. Select [PROTECT] on the [PLAYBACK] Mode menu. (P21) Press 3/4 to select [SINGLE] or [MULTI] and then press [MENU/SET]. [SINGLE] [MULTI] Select the picture, and then press [MENU/SET].
  • Page 107: [Copy]

    • It may take time to copy the picture data. • Only pictures recorded with a Panasonic digital camera (LUMIX) will be copied. (Even if the pictures were recorded with a Panasonic digital camera, you may not be able to copy them if they were edited with a PC.) •...
  • Page 108: Connecting To Other Equipment

    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 e-mail the pictures you have imported. Use of the “PHOTOfunSTUDIO” bundled software on the CD-ROM (supplied) is a convenient way of doing this.
  • Page 109 Connecting to other equipment Connect the camera to a PC via the USB connection cable A (supplied). • Do not use any other USB connection cables except the supplied one. Use of cables other than the supplied USB connection cable may cause a malfunction. USB MODE Press 3/4 to select [PC], and then press [MENU/ PLEASE SELECT...
  • Page 110 Connecting to other equipment ∫ Viewing the contents of the built-in memory or card using the PC (folder composition) ≥Built-in memory 1 Folder number DCIM ≥ Card 2 File number 100_PANA 3 JPG: Pictures MOV: Motion pictures 100_PANA P1000001.JPG MISC: DPOF print Favorite P1000002.JPG...
  • Page 111: 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 112: Selecting A Single Picture And Printing It

    Connecting to other equipment Note • This unit cannot stand upright when the AC adaptor is connected. When operating it on a flat surface, we recommend placing it on a soft cloth. • Do not use any other USB connection cables except the supplied one. Use of cables other than the supplied USB connection cable may cause malfunction.
  • Page 113: Selecting Multiple Pictures And Printing Them

    Connecting to other equipment Selecting multiple pictures and printing them Press 3. PictBridge Press 3/4 to select an item and then press [MENU/ MULTI SELECT SELECT ALL SET]. PRINT SET(DPOF) FAVORITE • If the print check screen has appeared, select [YES], and print the pictures.
  • Page 114: Print Settings

    Connecting to other equipment Print Settings Select and set the items both on the screen in step of the MULTI SELECT “Selecting a single picture and printing it” and in step of the PRINT START PRINT WITH DATE “Selecting multiple pictures and printing them” procedures. NUM.
  • Page 115 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 116 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 117: Playing Back Pictures On A Tv Screen

    Connecting to other equipment ¸ [PLAYBACK] Mode: Playing Back Pictures on a TV Screen Playing back pictures using the AV cable (supplied) Preparations: Set the [TV ASPECT]. (P27) Turn this unit and the TV off. 1 Yellow: to the video input socket 2 White: to the audio input socket A Align the marks, and insert.
  • Page 118: Playing Back Pictures On A Tv With An Sd Memory Card Slot

    Connecting to other equipment Playing back pictures on a TV with an SD Memory Card slot The recorded still pictures can be played back on a TV with an SD Memory Card slot. Note • Depending on the TV model, pictures may not be displayed on the full screen. •...
  • Page 119: Screen Display

    Others Others Screen Display ∫ In recording Recording in Normal Picture Mode [!] (Initial setting) Recording Mode Flash Mode (P47) AF area (P36) Focus (P36) Picture Size (P78) Battery indication (P11) Number of recordable pictures (P140) Built-in memory (P16) : Card (P16) (displayed only during recording)
  • Page 120 Others ∫ In recording (after settings) 14 AF Macro Mode (P52) : Macro Zoom Mode (P53) 15 White Balance (P81) NA NATURAL NATURAL TURAL 16 ISO sensitivity (P80) 17 Color Mode (P86) 18 Recording Quality (P71) 19 Available recording time (P70): R8m30s ¢1 20 Name...
  • Page 121 Others ∫ In playback 1 2 3 4 Playback Mode (P40) Protected picture (P106) Favorites (P103) 100 _ 0001 100 _ 0001 0001 Stamped with text indication (P97) 1/10 1/10 1/10 Picture Size (P78) NA NATURAL NATURAL TURAL (P95) Motion picture icon Battery indication (P11) 1ST DAY...
  • Page 122: Cautions For Use

    Others Cautions for Use Optimal use of the camera Keep the camera as far away as possible from electromagnetic equipment (such as microwave ovens, TVs, video games etc.). • If you use the camera on top of or near a TV, the pictures and sound on the camera may be disrupted by electromagnetic wave radiation.
  • Page 123 Others Care of the camera • Do not touch the lens or the sockets with dirty hands. Also, be careful not to allow liquids, sand and other foreign matter to get into the space around the lens, buttons etc. • Do not strongly shake or bump the camera by dropping or hitting it. Do not subject to strong pressure.
  • Page 124 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 125 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 126 • Information including personal information may be altered or vanish due to erroneous operation, 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 127 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 128: Message Display

    Others Message Display Confirmation or error messages will be displayed on the screen in some cases. The major messages are described below as examples. [THIS MEMORY CARD IS WRITE-PROTECTED] > The Write-Protect switch on the card is moved to [LOCK]. Move the switch back to unlock (P17) [NO VALID PICTURE TO PLAY] >...
  • Page 129 Others [SOME PICTURES CANNOT BE COPIED]/[COPY COULD NOT BE COMPLETED] • The following pictures cannot be copied. – When a picture with the same name as the picture to be copied exists in the copy destination. (Only when copying from a card to the built-in memory.) –...
  • Page 130 [THIS BATTERY CANNOT BE USED] • The battery cannot be recognized by the camera. > 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 131: Troubleshooting

    Others Troubleshooting First, try out the following procedures (P131–139). If the problem is not resolved, it may be improved by selecting [RESET] (P26) on the [SETUP] menu when taking pictures. Battery and power source The camera cannot be operated even when it is turned on. •...
  • Page 132 Others Recording The picture cannot be recorded. • Is the [REC]/[PLAYBACK] selector switch at the [!] setting? (P29) • Is there any memory remaining on the built-in memory or the card? > Delete the pictures which are not necessary to increase the available memory. (P43) The recorded picture is whitish.
  • Page 133 Others The recorded picture looks rough. Noise appears on the picture. • Is the ISO sensitivity high or the shutter speed slow? (ISO sensitivity is set to [ ] when the camera is shipped. Therefore, when taking pictures indoors etc. noise will appear.) >...
  • Page 134 Others LCD monitor The LCD monitor turns off although the camera is turned on. • LCD monitor will turn off when [SLEEP MODE] (P26) is activated. [This does not happen when using the AC adaptor (optional).] The LCD monitor becomes darker or brighter for a moment. •...
  • Page 135 Others Flash The flash is not activated. • Is the flash setting set to [Œ]? > Change the flash setting. (P47) • Flash Mode is not available when [BURST] (P85) in [REC] Mode menu has been set. Flash is activated several times. •...
  • Page 136 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 maker of digital cameras? •...
  • Page 137 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 138 Others Others An unreadable language was selected by mistake. > Press [MENU/SET], select the [SETUP] menu icon [ ] and then select the [~] icon to set the desired language. (P28) A red lamp sometimes turns on when the shutter button is pressed halfway. •...
  • Page 139 Others Zooming stops instantaneously. • When using the Extended Optical Zoom, the zooming action will stop temporarily. This is not a malfunction. Zoom does not go up to maximum magnification. • Is the camera set to Macro Zoom Mode? (P53) Maximum zoom during Macro Zoom Mode is 3k digital zoom.
  • Page 140: Available Recording Time

    Others Number of Recordable Pictures and Available Recording Time • The number of recordable pictures and the available recording time are an approximation. (These vary depending on the recording conditions and the type of card.) • The number of recordable pictures and the available recording time varies depending on the subjects.
  • Page 141 Others ¢1 ¢2 ¢1 ¢2 Picture Size Built-in Memory (Approx. 40 MB) 256 MB 512 MB 1 GB 2 GB 4 GB 1020 1030 1200 6 GB 1330 1550 1580 1830 8 GB Card 1790 2080 2110 2450 12 GB 2700 3130 3190...
  • Page 142 Others ∫ Available recording time (when recording motion pictures) Recording Quality setting Built-in Memory 1 min 26 s (Approx. 40 MB) 256 MB 59 s 2 min 35 s 2 min 40 s 7 min 50 s 512 MB 2 min 0 s 5 min 10 s 5 min 20 s 15 min 40 s...
  • Page 143 • SDXC Logo is a trademark of SD-3C, LLC. • QuickTime and the QuickTime logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Apple Inc., used under license therefrom. • Microsoft product screen shot(s) reprinted with permission from Microsoft Corporation. • Other names, company names, and product names printed in these instructions are trademarks or registered trademarks of the companies concerned.

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