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Owner's Manual
Dual Camera
HX-WA10
Model No.
Before connecting, operating or adjusting this product, please read the instructions completely.
For USA and Puerto Rico assistance, please call: 1-800-211-PANA(7262) or,
contact us via the web at: http://www.panasonic.com/contactinfo
VQT3P35
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1AG6P1P6313--(S)

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  • Page 1 Owner’s Manual Dual Camera HX-WA10 Model No. Before connecting, operating or adjusting this product, please read the instructions completely. For USA and Puerto Rico assistance, please call: 1-800-211-PANA(7262) or, contact us via the web at: http://www.panasonic.com/contactinfo VQT3P35 1AG6P1P6313--(S)
  • Page 2: Safety Precautions

    Things You Should Date of Purchase Know Dealer Purchased From Thank you for choosing Panasonic! You have purchased one of the most Dealer Address sophisticated and reliable products on the market today. Used properly, we’re Dealer Phone No. sure it will bring you and your family years of enjoyment.
  • Page 3 Declaration of Conformity Trade Name: Panasonic Model No.: HX-WA10 Responsible party: Panasonic Corporation of North America One Panasonic Way, Secaucus, NJ 07094 Support Contact: Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company 1-800- 211-PANA (7262) This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject...
  • Page 4 AC adaptor This AC adaptor operates on AC between 100V and 240V. i In the U.S.A. and Canada, the AC adaptor must be connected to a 120V AC power supply only. i When connecting to an AC supply outside of the U.S.A. or Canada, use a plug adaptor to suit the AC outlet configuration.
  • Page 5 CAUTION Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer. Dispose of used batteries according to the manufacturer’s instructions. k Product Identification Marking Product Location Dual Camera Battery holder U.S.A./CANADA CONSUMERS: ATTENTION: A lithium ion battery that is recyclable powers the product you have purchased.
  • Page 6 i DO NOT EXPOSE YOUR Precautions CAMERA TO EXTENDED HIGH USE & LOCATION TEMPERATURE ... Such as, in direct sunlight, inside a closed WARNING car, next to a heater, etc... This i TO AVOID SHOCK HAZARD ... action could permanently Your camera and power supply damage the internal parts of your should not be exposed to rain or...
  • Page 7 i TO PROTECT THE FINISH OF YOUR CAMERA ... Before handling your camera, make sure your hands and face are free from any chemical products, such as sunblock, as it may damage the finish. -If you see this symbol- Information on Disposal in other Countries outside the European Union This symbol is only...
  • Page 8 IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ k About handling the camera i Opening and closing the battery cover or terminal cover in a sandy or dusty environment may cause water to get inside the camera and result in malfunction, so be especially careful in these environments. i Do not touch the lens or terminals with dirty hands.
  • Page 9 Indemnity about recorded content Panasonic does not accept any responsibility for damages directly or indirectly due to any type of problems that result in loss of recording or edited content, and does not guarantee any content if recording or editing does not work properly.
  • Page 10 k Concerning this unit’s recording method and compatibility <Video compatibility> i This camera is an MP4 standard (MPEG-4AVC/H.264 format) digital movie camera that records high-definition HDTV video. The AVCHD and MPEG2 video formats are different and are therefore not compatible. i This camera may degrade or be unable to play back videos recorded or created with other products, and other products may degrade or not be able to play back videos recorded with this camera, even if the products...
  • Page 11: The Camera

    * This means that the camera can be used underwater for a specified time in a specified pressure in accordance with the handling method established by Panasonic. It does not guarantee against destruction or malfunction, or guarantee waterproofing, in all conditions.
  • Page 12 MAINTENANCE AND WATERPROOF PERFORMANCE k Before using the camera in water, please check the following Do not open or close any of the covers in sandy or dusty environments, near the waterside, or with wet hands. Sand or dust adhering to the camera can result in water getting inside.
  • Page 13 k To prevent water leaking into the camera, please observe the following precautions before using it. k Check that there is sufficient battery power and card memory remaining. k Do not open or close the battery cover or terminal cover in places with sand and dust, or with wet hands.
  • Page 14 If there is foreign matter adhering to the camera, use the supplied brush to remove it. h If there is any foreign matter, such as lint, hair, sand, etc., on the parts indicated by the text balloons in the illustration, water will leak inside within seconds and may damage the Brush (supplied) camera.
  • Page 15 i If there is liquid on the surface, wipe it off with a soft dry cloth. i The integrity of the rubber seals decreases after about 1 year. It is strongly recommended that you have the seals replaced (subject to a fee) at least once a year at the store where the camera was purchased or at nearby service center.
  • Page 16 HINT i If there is any foreign matter on the camera, use the supplied brush to remove it. i If the camera is used in the following environments, foreign matter such as sand or dust may inadvertently get caught in the gap between the battery cover or terminal cover and the body.
  • Page 17 k Causes of water leak i If the camera is used in any of the following conditions, a gap may appear between the camera body and the battery cover or terminal cover, resulting in water seeping in and causing the camera to malfunction. Water can leak inside through the Battery cover...
  • Page 18 Wipe off the water, place the camera on a dry cloth and leave it to dry for a while in a well-ventilated shaded spot. Check that there is no water on the camera, and open the battery cover and terminal cover.
  • Page 19 k About the water draining design This camera is designed so that water that entered the gaps around the zoom switch etc. drains out. For this reason, bubbles may appear when the camera is immersed in water, but this is not a malfunction. <Draining water from the camera>...
  • Page 20 WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH YOUR DIGITAL MOVIE CAMERA Easy shooting/playback (Basic features) Intelligent Auto Mode 1080-30 ... (page 58) 000:15:53 Just point the camera at the subject, and it automatically ascertains the scene and captures the images with the optimum settings.
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    Using the convenient features (Practical applications) Image stabilizer... (pages 53, 86) Subject tracking... (pages 55, 92) Scene mode... (pages 51, 84, 182 to 184) HINT User guide on the Internet When this camera is connected to an Internet-connected VIERA via an HDMI mini cable (sold separately), you can press the VIERA’s remote control Menu button and from the resulting menu select “User guide on the Internet”...
  • Page 22 Keeping recorded videos (Copy/dubbing) From built-in memory to SD card... (page 57) DVD recorder and video deck... (page 166) * It is not possible to directly insert in the card slot an SD card recorded with this camera and play back or dub from it.
  • Page 23: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS CHECKING THE INCLUDED ACCESSORIES ........27 ABOUT THE CARD ................28 Media cards that can be used with this camera (as of February 2011) ...............28 SETUP PARTS NAMES ..................30 CHARGING THE BATTERY PACK ............33 About the temperature alert icon ..........39 INSTALLING THE CARD ..............40 TURNING THE CAMERA ON AND OFF ..........42 Turning on the camera ..............42 Turning off the camera ..............43...
  • Page 24 PLAYBACK PLAYING BACK VIDEOS AND PHOTOS ........... 71 How to save one frame from a video as a photo ......74 DELETING FILES ................75 Delete single/delete all/delete folder ..........75 Delete selected ................76 PLAYBACK MODES ................78 21-image display playback ............78 Magnifying (zooming in) the image (photos only) ......
  • Page 25 OPTION SETTINGS DISPLAY THE OPTION SETTING MENU .........115 INTRODUCTION TO THE OPTION SETTING MENU .......116 TV output setting (page 119) ............122 Storage folder setting (page 121) ..........126 Playback folder setting (page 121) ..........127 File No. continued setting (page 121) .........128 Formatting (initializing) (page 119) ..........130 CHECKING THE REMAINING CARD MEMORY .......131 Checking the remaining number of images and...
  • Page 26 CONNECTING TO A TV CONNECTING TO A TV ..............161 Connecting to a video input terminal .......... 162 Connecting to the HDMI terminal ..........162 PLAYING BACK ON A TV ..............163 Playback using VIERA Link™ (HDAVI Control™) ...... 163 COPYING/DUBBING COPYING/DUBBING .................
  • Page 27: Checking The Included Accessories

    CHECKING THE INCLUDED ACCESSORIES Check the accessories before using this unit. Product numbers correct as of February, 2011. These may be subject to change. Battery pack AC adaptor VW-VBX070 VSK0750 USB cable AV cable VFA0544 VFA0543 Brush CD-ROM VYC1064 Software Handstrap *To prevent the camera from dropping, be sure to attach...
  • Page 28: About The Card

    See the card label to confirm the rating. (Example) Please confirm which of our SD Memory Cards/SDHC Memory Cards/ SDXC Memory Cards can be used with this product by visiting the support web site at the address below. http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/e_cam (This website is in English only.) VQT3P35...
  • Page 29 i 4 GB or more Memory Cards that do not have the SDHC logo or 48 GB or more Memory Cards that do not have the SDXC logo are not based on SD Memory Card specifications. i Cards with capacity larger than 64 GB cannot be used. i When the write-protect switch on the SD card is locked, no recording, deletion or editing will be possible on the card.
  • Page 30: Setup

    SETUP SETUP PARTS NAMES Front Speaker Monitor unit Lens Internal Stereo microphone Flash i The flash unit becomes very hot and may cause a burn. Avoid touching the flash unit when shooting. * The tripod mounting hole is on the bottom. Attaching to a tripod having a screw length longer than 5.5 mm (0.22”) may...
  • Page 31 Rear ] button [@] button Photo shooting Video recording button button Zoom switch button During recording: Zoom photography [W/T] (page 67) During playback: Volume adjustment (page 72 and page 82) Image magnification (page 79) Playback display switching (page 78) LCD monitor Status indicator Terminal cover Terminal cover lock...
  • Page 32 k About the status indicator (See page 184 regarding the charging status.) i The status indicator lights or flashes to Status indicator show the camera’s operating status. Status indicator status Camera status Color Lit/flashing Accessing built-in memory or SD card Flashing Battery (Faster)
  • Page 33: Charging The Battery Pack

    Please be advised that we are not liable for any accident or failure occurring as a result of use of a counterfeit battery pack. To ensure that safe products are used we recommend that a genuine Panasonic battery pack be used.
  • Page 34 Recording time Approx. 85 min Playback time Approx. 180 min Recording conditions by CIPA standard i CIPA is an abbreviation of Camera & Imaging Products Association. i Using the supplied battery i Using a Panasonic SD Memory Card (2 GB) VQT3P35...
  • Page 35 Open the battery cover. Battery cover lock 2 Open Battery cover 1 Push the battery cover lock to the right to release it. VQT3P35...
  • Page 36 Insert the battery pack, then replace the battery cover. h It is possible to insert the battery incorrectly, so please pay particular attention when inserting that it is correctly oriented. <To remove the battery pack...> h Be sure the turn off the camera by pressing the power button until the status indicator (page 32) turns off before removing the battery pack.
  • Page 37 Use the USB cable (supplied) to connect the camera and the AC adaptor, and then connect the AC adaptor to a power outlet. h Use only the supplied USB cable. Operation is not guaranteed if a different USB cable is used. h The AC adaptor is for this camera only.
  • Page 38 HINT After installing the battery and/or after charging the battery, close the battery cover and terminal cover securely i If any cover is not closed or is not closed completely, the camera will no longer be waterproof. When closing a cover, close it securely while making sure that no foreign object such as sand, hair, dust, etc.
  • Page 39: About The Temperature Alert Icon

    About the temperature alert icon During camera use, if the temperature of the battery or inside the camera (excluding the battery) rises, a temperature alert icon will appear as described below. k When the battery or internal camera (excluding battery) temperature rises during use h During camera use, if the temperature of the battery or inside the camera (excluding the battery) rises, a...
  • Page 40: Installing The Card

    INSTALLING THE CARD Before using a newly purchased card or one that was used in another device, be sure to format it with this camera (pages 119 and 130). If an unformatted card is used, the card itself may become unusable. 4 Insert the battery pack Battery cover lock (page 36), then close...
  • Page 41 HINT Close the battery cover securely i If the battery cover is not closed or is not closed completely, the camera will no longer be waterproof. When closing the battery cover, close it securely while making sure that no foreign object such as sand, hair, dust, etc.
  • Page 42: Turning The Camera On And Off

    TURNING THE CAMERA ON AND OFF Turning on the camera Open the monitor unit, and Power button press the power button. h The LCD monitor turns on. Monitor unit LCD monitor <How to open the monitor unit> 90° 180° 105° VQT3P35...
  • Page 43: Turning Off The Camera

    Turning off the camera Press the power button for at least 1 second. h The camera turns off. h If you briefly press the power button, once, the camera will switch to the sleep mode. Turning on the camera when it is in the sleep mode In order to preserve battery pack power, the ECONOMY function operates to automatically turn off the camera (sleep mode) after about 5 minutes of no...
  • Page 44: Date And Time Setting

    DATE AND TIME SETTING The camera will record the date and time an image or audio recording is taken so that you can display them during playback. Therefore, before capturing images, make sure the correct date and time are set. h If the screen to set the date and time appears when you turn on the camera, skip to step 3 and follow the steps to set the date and time.
  • Page 45 Set the clock. CLOCK SET 1 Select [TIME]. 2 Press the SET button. h The Set Time Screen 07 : 30 PM TIME appears. 3 Set the time to “07:30 PM”. h The time is set in the following order: Set the hour ENTER →...
  • Page 46: Date And Time Backup

    HINT To correct the date and time settings 1 Turn on the camera. 2 Display the Option Setting Menu 1 (page 115). 3 Select [CLOCK SET] and press the SET button. h The screen to set the date and time appears. h The current date and time settings are shown.
  • Page 47: Switching Between The Recording Mode And Playback Mode

    SWITCHING BETWEEN THE RECORDING MODE AND PLAYBACK MODE Switch between the recording mode (for recording) and the playback mode (for viewing your recorded images). Turn on the camera (page 42). Press the REC/ button. h The mode changes. h The mode changes each time the REC/ button is pressed.
  • Page 48: Menu Screen

    MENU SCREEN Accessing/exiting the Menu Screen Set the camera to the recording or playback mode (page 47). Press the MENU button. h The Menu Screen appears. h To cancel the Menu Screen, press the MENU button again. RECORDING MENU 1 REC MODE 1080-30 PICTURE SIZE...
  • Page 49: Using The Menu

    Using the Menu Display the desired menu (page 48). Press [I] or [J] to select the item you wish to change, and press the SET button. h The Setting Screen for the selected item appears. h To return to the Menu Screen, press the MENU button. Select an item to change Press [I]...
  • Page 50: Overview Of The Menu Screen

    Overview of the Menu Screen Recording Menu <Tab 1> RECORDING MENU 1 1080-30 REC MODE PICTURE SIZE SCENE MODE COLOR MODE FLASH SELF TIMER ENTER 1 Recording mode (page 80) 2 Recorded pixels (page 83) <HD mode> <Photo recording (single- shot)>...
  • Page 51 4 Color mode <Hi-Speed Burst> : 4608 × 3456-pixel : Color mode is deactivated. hi-speed burst. : Enhanced color saturation. : 1600 × 1200-pixel : Reduce sharpness to hi-speed burst. produce a softer image. 3 Scene mode (page 84) : Reduce sharpness and : Scene mode is increase color saturation.
  • Page 52 <Tab 2> RECORDING MENU 2 E.I.S. FOCUS FOCUS MODE METERING MODE WHITE BALANCE ENTER VQT3P35...
  • Page 53: Image Stabilizer

    1 Image stabilizer (page 86) 5 ISO sensitivity (page 88) =: Sensitivity is set h Compensate for camera shake during recording. automatically : During video recording, the *: Sets sensitivity to ISO 50 image stabilizer is always u: Sets sensitivity to ISO 100 active.
  • Page 54 <Tab 3> RECORDING MENU 3 EXPOSURE SUBJECT TRACKING DIGITAL ZOOM WIND CUT AUTO REVIEW SHORTCUTS ENTER VQT3P35...
  • Page 55 1 Exposure (page 90) 5 Auto review @: The exposure is set h Specify the duration that the automatically. captured image is shown on T: Set the shutter speed the LCD monitor after the [O] button is pressed. manually (shutter speed priority).
  • Page 56: Playback Menu

    Playback Menu <Tab 1> PLAYBACK MENU 1 SLIDESHOW PLAY VOLUME PROTECT DELETE ROTATE RESIZE ENTER 1 Slideshow (page 98) 4 Delete (page 75) h Specify the slideshow settings h Delete files. and play the slideshow. 5 Rotate (page 101) h Rotate a photo. 2 Play volume h Adjust the volume for video 6 Resize (page 101)
  • Page 57 <Tab 2> PLAYBACK MENU 2 RED-EYE CORRECT. EDIT VIDEO COPY ENTER 1 Red-eye correction (page 102) 3 Copy (page 112) h Repair the “red-eye” caused h Copy files from the built-in by the flash (photos only). memory to the card. 2 Edit video (page 103) 4 Remaining battery power h Edit videos.
  • Page 58: Intelligent Auto Mode

    INTELLIGENT AUTO MODE The following modes (appropriate for the condition) are set just by pointing the unit to what you want to record. button Press the button once to activate the Intelligent Auto (iA) mode. i The icon appears on the LCD monitor.
  • Page 59 Mode Scene Effect Night Recording night You can record night scenery scenery scenery vividly by slowing the shutter speed. Macro Recording zooming This allows recording in on a flower etc. at very close proximity to the object of recording. Normal Other situations Contrast is adjusted automatically for clear...
  • Page 60 k Intelligent Auto Mode When switching to Intelligent Auto Mode, the Auto White Balance and Auto Focus operate and automatically adjust the color balance and focusing. Depending on the brightness of the subject etc., the aperture and shutter speed are automatically adjusted for an optimum brightness. i Color balance and focus may not be adjusted automatically depending on light sources or scenes.
  • Page 61: Basic Operation

    BASIC OPERATION SHOOTING BASIC OPERATION/SHOOTING BEFORE TAKING PICTURES For best results Hold the camera securely, keeping your elbows close to your body and making sure the camera is stable. When zooming in or out, you can minimize the effects of camera shake by using your other hand on the monitor unit to help stabilize the camera.
  • Page 62: How To Use The Accessories

    How to use the accessories k Handstrap VQT3P35...
  • Page 63: Video Recording

    VIDEO RECORDING Turn on the camera (page 42), [@] button and set it to the recording mode (page 47). h If the subject is a person, a green double-frame appears around the face (page 92). Press the [@] button. h Recording begins. h It is not necessary to keep the [@] button pressed while recording.
  • Page 64: Taking Photos

    TAKING PHOTOS Turn on the camera (page 42), and set it to the recording [O] button mode (page 47). h If the subject is a person, a green double-frame appears around the face (page 92). Press the [O] button. 1 Press the [O] button halfway.
  • Page 65 HINT What is the camera focusing on? Target mark i A target mark & on the LCD monitor shows the area the camera is focusing on. i The camera automatically determines the correct focus by measuring from 9 different focus points within the shooting area.
  • Page 66: Shoot A Photo While Recording A Video

    Shoot a photo while recording a video You can capture a photo (single frame) while recording a video. While recording a video, when you see a scene you’d like to capture a photo of, press the [O] button. HINT i When shooting a photo while recording a video, the flash does not operate. i The photo stabilizer (page 86) is inoperative.
  • Page 67: Macro-Photography (Zoom)

    MACRO-PHOTOGRAPHY (ZOOM) Your camera has two zoom functions: Optical zoom and Digital zoom (page 55). Point the camera lens at the subject. Zoom switch Push the zoom switch toward [T/]] or [W/P] to compose the desired image. [T/]]: Zoom in on the subject. [W/P]: Zoom out.
  • Page 68 HINT When recording videos at a high magnification i When recording videos at a high magnification, a moving subject or moving camera can cause camera shake, resulting in a distorted playback image. This phenomenon is due to the characteristics of the MOS sensor and is not a malfunction.
  • Page 69: Shooting Under Water

    SHOOTING UNDER WATER This camera can be used underwater up to a depth of 3 m (10 feet) for up to 60 minutes continuously. When shooting underwater, set the scene mode setting to underwater . This setting ensures the best colors and audio recording for underwater photography (pages 51 and 84).
  • Page 70: After Using In Water

    After using in water After using the camera in water, wash it with fresh water and dry it completely. Turn off the camera, and close the battery cover and terminal cover securely. Wash the camera with fresh water. h Fill a shallow basin with fresh water, and immerse the closed camera for about 10 minutes.
  • Page 71: Playing Back Videos And Photos

    PLAYBACK BASIC OPERATION/PLAYBACK PLAYING BACK VIDEOS AND PHOTOS Set the camera to the playback mode (page 47). Yellow frame Select the image to play back. h Use the arrow keys to move the yellow frame to the file you wish to play back. h The image information for the framed image is shown at the DEC.20.2011...
  • Page 72 Video playback operation To do this... Do this Normal forward playback Press the SET button. Stop playback During playback, press [J]. During playback, press the SET button or Pause press [I]. During accelerated playback, press [I]. To play back During forward After pausing playback, press [H].
  • Page 73 HINT If the appears on the Playback Screen... i The icon appears when playing back a file that was saved in segments (page 192). VQT3P35...
  • Page 74: How To Save One Frame From A Video As A Photo

    How to save one frame from a video as a photo Play back the video. Pause the playback at the point you wish to “snap” a photo. Press the [O] button. h The screen to select the aspect ratio of the photo appears. Select the desired aspect ratio, and press the SET button.
  • Page 75: Deleting Files

    DELETING FILES Deleted files cannot be restored, so delete files only after carefully checking the contents. Delete single/delete all/delete folder Display the Playback Menu 1 DELETE (page 48), select the delete setting, and press the SET DELETE SINGLE button. DELETE SELECTED DELETE SINGLE: DELETE ALL Deletes one file at a time.
  • Page 76: Delete Selected

    Select [DELETE], and press the SET button. <DELETE SINGLE> h The currently displayed file is deleted. h To delete other files, select the files, select [DELETE] and press the SET button. <DELETE ALL, DELETE FOLDER> h The Delete Confirmation Screen again appears. To delete the files, select [YES] and press the SET button.
  • Page 77 Press the SET button. h The selected file is marked with the delete icon [>]. h Up to 100 files can be selected. h To cancel a delete selection and remove the delete icon from a file, move the yellow frame to the marked file and press the SET button. Press the [O] button or [@] button.
  • Page 78: Playback Modes

    PLAYBACK MODES 21-image display playback Display the image you wish to play back. h The 8-image display appears. Push the zoom switch toward the [W/P] side. h The 21-image display appears. h While the 21-image display is shown, you can push the zoom switch toward the [T/]] side to change to the 8-image display, and push it again toward the [T/...
  • Page 79: Magnifying (Zooming In) The Image (Photos Only)

    Magnifying (zooming in) the image (photos only) Display a photo. Push the zoom switch toward the 105% SAVE [T/]] side. h Magnification is enabled. h The image is magnified, and the central portion of image is displayed. h For a photo that was captured with the face tracking function 100% 100%...
  • Page 80: Advanced Operation

    ADVANCED OPERATION SHOOTING ADVANCED OPERATION/SHOOTING RECORDING MENU 1 To access and use the Menu Screen, see page 48 to 49. Recording mode setting (page 50) When recording a video, smoother motion and better image clarity can be achieved by a higher pixel rate (resolution) and a faster frame rate. However, the file size will also be proportionately larger, requiring longer times to edit and store (page 57).
  • Page 81: Audio Recording And Playback

    Audio recording and playback k Recording Select <, and press the SET Remaining recordable time button. h The audio recording mode is 014:59:15 014:59:15 014:59:15 enabled. h The menu display is canceled if the MENU button is pressed. Press the [@] button. Elapsed recording time h Audio recording begins.
  • Page 82 k Audio playback Select an audio file (: icon), and press the SET button. h Playback begins. To do this... Do this Start Press the SET button. playback Normal Press the SET button. Pause playback Press [I]. Stop Press [J]. playback Fast During playback, Press [H].
  • Page 83: Recorded Pixels

    Recorded pixels (page 50) For photos, you can select either the 4:3 or 16:9 horizontal to vertical aspect ratio. This menu is also used for shooting hi-speed bursts. Hi-Speed Burst Select C or t, and press the SET button. h The menu display is canceled if the MENU button is pressed. Press the [O] button.
  • Page 84: Scene Mode Setting

    When the self-timer is used... i Shooting stops automatically after the maximum number of images has been captured. About the focus when shooting hi-speed bursts i When a hi-speed burst is captured, the autofocus operates when the [O] button is pressed halfway, fixing the focus. Can the flash be used? i The flash does not operate when shooting hi-speed bursts.
  • Page 85: Self-Timer Setting

    Self-timer setting (page 51) By assigning an operation shortcut to an arrow key (page 94), you can set the self-timer from the Recording Screen. HINT To cancel the self-timer function... i If the [O] button or [@] button is pressed again before the shutter is released, the self-timer countdown is canceled.
  • Page 86: Recording Menu 2

    RECORDING MENU 2 To access and use the Menu Screen, see page 48 to 49. Motion compensation (image stabilizer) setting (page 53) Your camera can minimize a jittery picture by compensating for unintentional hand motion. HINT If the motion compensation does not seem to be working... i Due to the mechanical characteristics of this function, it may not be possible for the camera to compensate for violent motion.
  • Page 87: Focus Setting

    Focus setting (page 53) How to use the manual focus Select -, and press the SET 1080-30 button. 000:15:17 000:15:17 000:15:17 h The focus adjustment bar appears. Press [G] or [H] to adjust the focus, and press the SET button. h The focus is set, and you are returned to the Recording Screen.
  • Page 88: Iso Sensitivity Setting

    ISO sensitivity setting (page 53) With the initial settings, the ISO sensitivity is automatically set according to the brightness of the subject. However, the ISO sensitivity can be set to a fixed setting. HINT i By setting a higher ISO sensitivity, you can set faster shutter speeds and capture images in darker locations, but noise in the captured images may increase or the images may be irregular.
  • Page 89: White Balance Setting

    White balance setting (page 53) This camera automatically adjusts the white balance under most lighting conditions. However, if you want to specify the lighting conditions or change the overall tone of the image, the white balance can be manually set. How to use the “white set”...
  • Page 90: Recording Menu 3

    RECORDING MENU 3 To access and use the Menu Screen, see page 48 to 49. Exposure setting (page 55) The shutter speed and aperture size can be set individually. Select the desired icon from the exposure menu, and press the SET button.
  • Page 91 HINT i To prevent the effects of camera shake at slow shutter speeds, it is recommended to use a tripod or other method to stabilize the camera. i A slow shutter speed may be useful for Taking pictures in a darker environment, but noise in the image may be increased.
  • Page 92: Subject Tracking Settings

    Subject tracking settings (page 55) Adjust the settings to automatically target a specific color with the color tracking function, or capture sharp face shots with the face tracking function. Shooting with the face tracking function Set the face tracking setting to h When the face tracking function is activated, a double green frame appears superimposed on the face in the center of the LCD monitor.
  • Page 93 Shooting with the color tracking function (photos only) Set the color tracking setting to h A target mark (+) appears in the center of the LCD monitor. Move the target mark to the desired subject, and press the SET button. h When the subject is successfully targeted, a target frame icon (blue ) appears superimposed on the subject.
  • Page 94: Shortcut Setting

    Shortcut setting (page 55) Assign functions (operation shortcuts) to the arrow keys when they are pressed while the Recording Screen is displayed. Select [SHORTCUTS], and press the SET button. SHORTCUTS : Assign the function when [I] is pressed. : Assign the function when [J] is pressed.
  • Page 95 Video recording area <Video view> <Photo view> Press [I] or [J]. h Display the function you wish to assign to the key. Press the SET button. SHORTCUTS h The selected function is assigned to the key, and you are PHOTO VIEW returned to the Shortcuts FOCUS Screen.
  • Page 96 Press the MENU button. h The screen to confirm the SHORTCUTS shortcut settings appears, and then you are returned to the Recording Menu. h This completes the shortcuts setting. <To confirm the assigned shortcuts> h On the screen in step 1, press the MENU button, and the screen to confirm the shortcut settings appears.
  • Page 97: Exposure Compensation

    Exposure compensation By assigning the exposure compensation operation shortcut to an arrow key (page 94), you can make the image lighter or darker when capturing images. Assign the operation shortcut to the SET button (page 94). 1080-30 000:15:17 Press the arrow key to which the operation shortcut was assigned.
  • Page 98: Playback

    PLAYBACK ADVANCED OPERATION/PLAYBACK PLAYBACK MENU 1 To access and use the Menu Screen, see page 48 to 49. Slideshow settings (page 56) Specify the settings for playing back files continuously in a “slideshow” format. In a slideshow of photos, you can set the transition time, transition effects and BGM.
  • Page 99: File Protect Setting

    File protect setting (page 56) Prevent accidental erasure of image and audio files. Protect files one by one Display the file that you want to protect from accidental erasure, and display the Playback Menu 1 (page 48). Select [PROTECT] and press the SET button. Select [PROTECT SINGLE] and press the SET button.
  • Page 100: Protect Selected Files

    Protect selected files Select multiple files to protect. Display the Playback Menu 1 (page 48). Select [PROTECT] and press the SET button. Select [PROTECT SELECTED] and press the SET button. h Use the arrow keys to move the yellow frame to the file you wish to protect.
  • Page 101: Rotate

    Rotate (page 56) Captured photos can be rotated to the correct orientation for viewing. HINT i An image for which the protect mode has been enabled cannot be rotated. To rotate a protected image, cancel the protect mode before beginning the rotate image procedure (page 99).
  • Page 102: Playback Menu 2

    PLAYBACK MENU 2 To access and use the Menu Screen, see page 48 to 49. Correcting red-eye (page 57) Repair the red-eye effect in photos to make the eyes appear more natural. In the case of [SAVE AS NEW], the latest image number is assigned to the photo when it is saved.
  • Page 103: Editing Videos

    Editing videos (page 57) You can trim away unwanted portions from a video and save it as a new video (video trimming [extracting]). You can also join videos together and save them as one separate clip (“splicing”). Procedure to trim (extract) a portion of a video Specify the frames (1, 2) where the video is to be split.
  • Page 104 Procedure to splice videos Specify the video that will come first. Specify the video clip that you wish to append (splice). Splice the videos. i The videos are spliced. i The original videos are not affected. (You can also choose to erase the original videos when the new video is saved.) When editing videos...
  • Page 105 Video trimming (extracting) Select the video to be trimmed from the 8-image display. h Move the yellow frame to the video you wish to trim (page 71). Display the Playback Menu 2 (page 48), select [EDIT VIDEO], EDIT VIDEO and press the SET button. SPLIT SPLICE ENTER...
  • Page 106 Specify the start point of the extract. h Play the video until approximately the desired point, pause the video then play the video one frame at a time, stopping at the start point of the extract. This will be the first frame of the extract. h If the start point of the video is also the start point of the extract, proceed to step 5.
  • Page 107 Press [I]. Approximate playback time h The start point of the video extract is set, and the screen to 00:00:06 SPLIT specify the end point appears. h Specify the end point of the extract by following the same procedure as in step 4. <When joining the first and latter portions>...
  • Page 108 Select the desired option, and press the SET button. h Editing starts. h When editing videos, do not turn off the camera, as doing so may erase the original video. h When editing ends, you are returned to the Playback Menu. HINT i You will not be able to overwrite the file if the original file is protected.
  • Page 109 Splicing (joining) videos HINT i Videos that were recorded in different modes cannot be spliced. Display the Playback Menu 2 (page 48), select [EDIT VIDEO], EDIT VIDEO and press the SET button. SPLIT SPLICE ENTER Select [SPLICE] and press the SET button.
  • Page 110 Press the [O] button or [@] button. SPLICE h A screen appears for you to select either to save the spliced SAVE AS NEW video as a new (separate) file, or OVERWRITE to delete the original videos and REVIEW CLIP replace them with the joined video.
  • Page 111 HINT i If the file size of the video after editing exceeds 4 GB, it is not possible to either “SAVE AS NEW” or “OVERWRITE”. i You will not be able to overwrite the file if the original file is protected. If you want it to be erased, you will need to first remove the protection (page 99).
  • Page 112: Copy

    Copy (page 57) Files can be copied from the built-in memory to the SD card. Display Playback Menu 2, select [COPY], and press the SET button. h The Copy Screen appears. Select the desired option, and press the SET button. [COPY SINGLE]: Copy files one at a time.
  • Page 113: Copying Selected Files

    Copying selected files Copy multiple selected files. Display Playback Menu 2, select [COPY], and press the SET button. h The Copy Screen appears. Select [COPY SELECTED], and press the SET button. h The screen to select files appears. Use the arrow keys to move the yellow frame to a file you wish to copy, and press the SET button.
  • Page 114: File Info Display

    FILE INFO DISPLAY You can check what the settings were when a file was recorded with your camera. Set the camera to the playback mode (page 47). Select the image for which you wish to display the information. h Toggle the SET button up, down, left or right to move the yellow frame to the file you wish to play back.
  • Page 115: Option Settings

    OPTION SETTINGS OPTION SETTINGS DISPLAY THE OPTION SETTING MENU The camera settings are executed via the Option Setting Menu. Turn on the camera, and press the MENU button. RECORDING MENU 1 REC MODE 1080-30 PICTURE SIZE SCENE MODE COLOR MODE FLASH SELF TIMER ENTER...
  • Page 116: Introduction To The Option Setting Menu

    INTRODUCTION TO THE OPTION SETTING MENU Tab 1 OPTION MENU 1 CLOCK SET ALERT SOUND DISPLAY ECONOMY BRIGHTNESS ENTER VQT3P35...
  • Page 117 1 CLOCK SET setting (page 44) 4 ECONOMY setting (page 43) h Set the camera’s clock. h Specify the elapsed period of 2 ALERT SOUND setting inactivity before the sleep h Settings for the types and mode (to conserve battery volume of the camera’s power) is activated.
  • Page 118 Tab 2 OPTION MENU 2 LANGUAGE TV OUTPUT INITIAL SET FORMAT ENTER VQT3P35...
  • Page 119 1 LANGUAGE setting h Select the language in which the LCD monitor messages are displayed. 2 TV OUTPUT setting (page 122) 3 INITIAL SET h Reset the camera settings to the factory-preset settings. h The following settings do not change with this procedure: Date and time setting Language setting 4 FORMAT (page 130)
  • Page 120 Tab 3 OPTION MENU 3 REC FOLDER 1, 2 FILE NO. CONT'D ENTER VQT3P35...
  • Page 121 1 REC FOLDER setting (page 126) (when the recording mode is active) h Select a folder to record to. 2 PLAYBACK FOLDER setting (page 127) (when the playback mode is active) h Select a folder to play back. 3 FILE NO. CONT’D setting (page 128) 4 Remaining battery charge display (page 133)
  • Page 122: Tv Output Setting

    TV output setting (page 119) Specify the type of image signal that is output from your camera’s USB/AV terminal. Select [TV OUTPUT], and press the SET button. TV OUTPUT TV SYSTEM: Set the type of TV signal that is NTSC TV SYSTEM output from the USB/AV terminal.
  • Page 123 <If [VIERA Link] is selected> Use the VIERA Link. OFF: Do not use the VIERA Link. Press [I] or [J] to select the desired parameter. Press the SET button. Press the MENU button 2 times. h This completes the TV output setting. VQT3P35...
  • Page 124 Relation between [TV ASPECT] setting and TV display The tables below show the video signal that is output when the [TV ASPECT] setting is changed. However, note that for some TVs that have an auto-detect function, the output may not conform to the table, or the TV display may not change at all.
  • Page 125 TV type to be Image file to be ASPECT] TV display connected displayed setting Photo (4:3) 16:9 16:9 Video in SD mode Video in HD mode HINT If the TV display is not correct… i If the appearance of the image on the TV monitor is not correct, you can either change the camera’s [TV ASPECT] setting, or change the screen size setting on your TV.
  • Page 126: Storage Folder Setting

    Storage folder setting (page 121) Create or select a recording folder (a folder in which to store recorded files). Set the camera to the recording mode, and display the Option Setting Menu. Select [REC FOLDER], and press the SET button. REC FOLDER <Create a new folder>...
  • Page 127: Playback Folder Setting

    Playback folder setting (page 121) If the card contains multiple folders, you can select from which folder you would like to play back. Set the camera to the playback mode, and display the Option Setting Menu. Select [PLAYBACK FOLDER] and PLAYBACK FOLDER press the SET button.
  • Page 128: File No. Continued Setting

    File No. continued setting (page 121) <File number continued function [OFF]> If a newly formatted card is used, the file name (image number) of the captured image automatically begins from 0001. If the card is subsequently reformatted, or if a different reformatted card is used, the file names again begin from 0001.
  • Page 129 i If Card B already has files in it when it replaces Card A, file names are assigned as follows. When the highest file number on Card B (before replacing) is lower than the highest file number on Card A: the file name of the next recorded image continues from last file name recorded on Card A.
  • Page 130: Formatting (Initializing)

    Formatting (initializing) (page 119) A card must be formatted with this camera: i After purchasing, when used for the first time, or i If it was formatted using a personal computer or other device. The card cannot be formatted if the lock switch is set to the “LOCK” position. Proceed with the format procedure after setting the lock switch to the unlocked position (page 29).
  • Page 131: Checking The Remaining Card Memory

    CHECKING THE REMAINING CARD MEMORY You can check how many images can be captured, how much video recording time and how much audio recording time is available on the card. For a table showing the recording capacities of SD cards, please see pages 191 to 193. Checking the remaining number of images and video recording time Set the camera to the recording...
  • Page 132: Check The Available Audio Recording Time

    Check the available audio recording time Set the camera to the audio Remaining audio recording recording mode (page 81). time h The remaining audio recording time is shown. 016:30:36 HINT i When the remaining number of images or the remaining video recording time is “0”, you cannot capture any more images.
  • Page 133: Checking The Remaining Battery Pack Charge

    CHECKING THE REMAINING BATTERY PACK CHARGE When using the battery pack, the remaining battery pack charge can be checked on the LCD monitor. Make sure to check this indicator before capturing an image. For an indication of the possible length of time for battery pack operation, see page 33.
  • Page 134 Battery pack remaining Battery remaining charge charge indicator Approx. full. Power is low. It will soon be impossible to capture or play back images. Recharge the battery pack. HINT i If any file is present, you can also check the remaining battery pack charge on the file information display (page 114).
  • Page 135: Other Devices And Connections

    OTHER DEVICES AND CONNECTIONS CONNECTING TO A COMPUTER CONNECTING TO A COMPUTER SETTING THE CONNECTION MODE Start your computer, and use the supplied USB cable to connect the camera to the computer. h Connect the camera’s USB/AV terminal to the computer’s USB terminal.
  • Page 136 USB cable is used. i When using the SDXC Memory Card with a computer, please visit the support web site shown below. http://panasonic.net/avc/sdcard/information/SDXC.html If the “Disconnect USB cable” message appears... i Disconnect the USB cable once, then connect it again.
  • Page 137: Using As A Card Reader

    USING AS A CARD READER Mounting your camera Set the camera to the card reader mode (page 135). h The message [Found New Hardware] appears in the task tray, showing that the camera is recognized as a drive. h The card is recognized (mounted) as a disk, and the [CAM_SD (E:)] icon appears in the [My Computer] window.
  • Page 138: About The Contents Of The Card

    ABOUT THE CONTENTS OF THE CARD Configuration of directories in the card ROOT DCIM 100CDPFP IMGA0001.jpg Image Folder number number IMGA0002.jpg IMGA0003.mp4 IMGA0004.m4a Image or 101CDPFP IMGA0001.jpg IMGA0005.jpg audio IMGA0002.jpg recording number IMGA0999.jpg IMGA0001.jpg 102CDPFP IMGA0002.jpg h Up to 999 files can be stored in folder 100CDPFP. If more files are made, a folder named 101CDPFP is created, and they will be stored in there.
  • Page 139: When Using As A Card Reader

    When using as a card reader i Do not alter files or folders in your camera in any way. Doing so may result in your camera not recognizing that data. If you want to edit files, first copy them to your computer’s hard drive. i Cards formatted on your computer cannot be used by your camera.
  • Page 140: To Access The Files In The Built-In Memory

    About audio files recorded with this camera i Files can be played back using QuickTime. We recommend using HD Writer VE 1.0 to copy or write back video data. Using Windows Explorer or other programs on the PC to copy, move or rename files and folders recorded with this unit will result in them being unusable with HD Writer VE 1.0.
  • Page 141 k Copying files from the camera’s built-in memory and/or the SD card to your PC Card reader function (mass storage) (page 135) Files from the camera’s built-in memory and/or the SD card can be copied to the PC with Explorer or other programs. Double click the folder that contains the still pictures.
  • Page 142: Using As A Webcam

    USING AS A WEBCAM This camera can be used as a webcam. Operating environment Windows IBM PC/AT compatible Microsoft Windows XP (32 bit) Home Edition Service Pack 3 Microsoft Windows XP (32 bit) Professional Service Pack 3 Microsoft Windows Vista (32 bit) Home Basic Service Pack 1/Service Pack 2 Microsoft Windows Vista (32 bit) Home Premium Service Pack 1/Service Pack 2...
  • Page 143: Using As A Webcam

    * Operation is not guaranteed for all computers even if the recommended system requirements are fulfilled. * Operation is not guaranteed for NEC PC-98 series and their compatible devices * Windows 3.1, Windows 95, Windows 98/98SE, Windows Me, Windows 2000 and Windows NT are not supported. * Operation on an upgraded OS is not guaranteed.
  • Page 144: What You Can Do With Acomputer

    WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH A COMPUTER Contents of the supplied CD-ROM HD Writer VE 1.0 You can copy the video/photo data to the HDD of a computer or write to media like DVD discs or SD cards using HD Writer VE 1.0. Refer to the owner’s manual of HD Writer VE 1.0 (PDF file) for details on how to use it.
  • Page 145 Refer to page 159 if using a Mac. Important Notice i When using an SDXC Memory Card, check the following support site. http://panasonic.net/avc/sdcard/information/SDXC.html i When inserting a disc containing recorded videos into other devices, a message prompting you to format the disc may be displayed.
  • Page 146: End User License Agreement

    User License Agreement (“Agreement”) on condition that you agree to the terms and conditions of this Agreement. If Licensee does not agree to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, promptly return the Software to Panasonic Corporation (“Panasonic”), its distributors or dealers from which you made the purchase. Article 1...
  • Page 147 Further, Panasonic does not warrant that the operation of the Software will be uninterrupted or error free. Panasonic or any of its distributors will not be liable for any damage suffered by Licensee arising from or in connection with Licensee’s use of the Software.
  • Page 148: Operating Environment

    OPERATING ENVIRONMENT i Even if the system requirements mentioned in this owner’s manual are fulfilled, some computers cannot be used. i A CD-ROM drive is necessary to install the supplied software applications. (A compatible DVD writer drive and media are necessary for writing to a DVD.) i Operation is not guaranteed in the following cases.
  • Page 149 CD-ROM drive (for installation) When writing to DVD, a compatible drive and media are necessary. Interface USB port (high-speed USB [USB 2.0]) A Panasonic video camera that this software is supplied connectable with model Applicable Image data recorded on a Panasonic video camera that...
  • Page 150 Other Mouse or equivalent pointing device, SD card reader/ writer (required for reading and recording to SD cards; performing these operations with SDHC memory cards or SDXC memory cards requires an SDHC-compatible or SDXC-compatible SD card reader/writer), an environment with Internet access (required for online functions “Online sharing”) i Supplied CD-ROM is available for Windows only.
  • Page 151: To Use The Hd Writer Ve 1.0

    To use the HD Writer VE 1.0 You will need a high performance computer depending on the functions to be used. It may not properly play back or properly operate depending on the environment of the computer used. Refer to the operating environment and notes.
  • Page 152: Operating Environment For The Card Reader Function (Mass Storage)

    Operating environment for the card reader function (mass storage) Computer IBM PC/AT compatible PC Microsoft Windows XP (32 bit) Home Edition Service Pack 3 Microsoft Windows XP (32 bit) Professional Service Pack 3 Microsoft Windows Vista (32 bit) Home Basic Service Pack 1/Service Pack 2 Microsoft Windows Vista (32 bit) Home Premium Service Pack 1/Service Pack 2...
  • Page 153: Installation

    The following screen is displayed automatically. Click [Run setup.exe] → [Continue]. h If Windows 7 is in use, or the following screen is not displayed automatically, select [Start] → [Computer] (or double-click on [Computer] on the desktop), and then double-click [Panasonic]. Click Click Click [Next].
  • Page 154 Select the country or region where you live, then click [Next]. h If the country or region cannot be selected, select [NTSC Area]. h When the confirmation message appears, click [Yes]. Click Select where the application is to be installed, then click [Next]. Click Select [Yes] or [No] to create shortcut.
  • Page 155 Select [Yes, I want to restart my computer now.], then click [Finish]. The computer must be rebooted for the application to work. Click VQT3P35...
  • Page 156: Uninstalling Hd Writer Ve 1.0

    Uninstalling HD Writer VE 1.0 Follow the steps below to uninstall any software applications that you no longer require. Select [Start] →[Control Panel] →[Programs and Features]. Click Select [HD Writer VE 1.0], then click [Uninstall]. h Proceed with the uninstallation by following the on-screen instructions. h After uninstalling the software, be sure to reboot the computer.
  • Page 157: Starting Hd Writer Ve 1.0

    If you log on with a user name for a guest user account, the software cannot be used. (On the computer) Select [Start] → [All Programs] → [Panasonic] → [HD Writer VE 1.0] → [HD Writer VE]. Click i For details on how to use the software applications, read the PDF owner’s...
  • Page 158: Reading The Owner's Manual Of The Software Applications

    Reading the owner’s manual of the software applications i You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or later or Adobe Reader 7.0 or later to read the PDF owner’s manual. Select [Start] → [All Programs] → [Panasonic] → [HD Writer VE 1.0] → [Operating Instructions]. VQT3P35...
  • Page 159: If Using Mac

    IF USING Mac i HD Writer VE 1.0 is not available for Mac. i iMovie ’11 is supported. For details about iMovie ’11, please contact Apple Inc. Operating environment Computer Mac OS X 10.6.6 Intel Core Duo 1 GB or more Interface USB port i Even if the system requirements mentioned in this owner’s manual are...
  • Page 160: To Disconnect Usb Cable Safely

    To disconnect USB cable safely Drag [CAM_SD] or [CAM_MEM] on the Desktop to the [Trash], and then disconnect the USB cable. HINT About the USB cable i Use only the supplied USB cable. Operation is not guaranteed if a different USB cable is used.
  • Page 161: Connecting To A Tv

    CONNECTING TO A TV CONNECTING TO A TV CONNECTING TO A TV By connecting the camera to a TV, you can play back files from the installed SD card or the built-in memory on the TV. HINT Insert and pull out the cable carefully i When connecting the cables, make sure that the cable plugs are correctly oriented and that they match the shapes of the terminal sockets on the devices.
  • Page 162: Connecting To A Video Input Terminal

    Insert the plugs as far as they will go. Set the input to “HDMI”. HDMI mini cable (optional) To HDMI terminal To HDMI terminal on the TV i Always use a genuine Panasonic HDMI mini cable (RP-CDHM15, RP- CDHM30; optional). VQT3P35...
  • Page 163: Playing Back On A Tv

    : [Option tab “2”] → [TV OUTPUT] → [VIERA Link] → [ON] i If you are not using VIERA Link, set to [OFF]. Use an HDMI mini cable to connect this unit to a Panasonic TV compatible with VIERA Link with a HDMI mini cable.
  • Page 164 Operate with the remote control for the TV. DEC.20.2011 12:00 AM 101-0216 3.5MB ENTER DEC.20.2011 DEC.20.2011 DEC.20.2011 DEC.20.2011 DEC.20.2011 DEC.20.2011 1) Press the button up, down, left or right to select a scene or photo to be played back, and then press the button in the center to set it. 2) Navigate the operation icons that are displayed on the TV screen with the remote control for the TV.
  • Page 165 HINT i If you are unsure whether or not the TV and AV amplifier you are using are compatible with VIERA Link, read the owner’s manual for the devices. i Operation is not possible with a cable that is not based on the HDMI standard.
  • Page 166: Copying/Dubbing Copying/Dubbing

    COPYING/DUBBING COPYING/DUBBING COPYING/DUBBING Dubbing in standard picture quality Images played back on this unit can be dubbed onto a DVD recorder or video device. i Images can be played back even on devices other than high- definition compatible devices, so this is recommended when dubbing videos for distribution.
  • Page 167 It is not possible to record in HD with a Blu-ray disc recorder. h It is not possible to directly insert an SD card recorded with this camera in the card slot of a Panasonic TV and play back or dub from it (as of December 2010).
  • Page 168: Important Messages And Alerts

    IMPORTANT MESSAGES AND ALERTS IMPORTANT MESSAGES AND ALERTS COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS If you have a question about the camera operation, you might find the answer in this compilation of commonly asked questions. Question Answer Action Why doesn’t the Due to cold Place the camera in power turn on? temperatures, the...
  • Page 169 Question Answer Action Are the settings — Except for some retained even settings, such as the after the camera exposure setting is turned off? and exposure compensation, all the settings are retained even after the camera is turned off. Which resolution —...
  • Page 170 Question Answer Action What is the — Because shooting difference with the optical between the zoom uses the digital zoom and optics of a physical the optical zoom? lens, you can shoot without losing minute details in the image. The digital zoom, on the other hand, works by magnifying a portion...
  • Page 171 Question Answer Action Why is the image The subject was When capturing an too bright? too bright. image, devise a way to compensate for a bright subject, for example, by changing the shooting angle. Why is the image The focus is not Hold the camera out of focus? locked properly.
  • Page 172 Question Answer Action Why isn’t the Due to the Not a malfunction. magnified image characteristics of clear? the camera, magnified images appear less clear. Why isn’t the The image was Not a malfunction. captured image captured using clear? the digital zoom. Can I play back —...
  • Page 173 Question Answer Action The “Cannot edit, You have Select videos that differing settings attempted to were recorded in the exist.” message splice videos that same recording appears. were recorded in mode. different recording modes. Why is a noise Electromagnetic Move the AC heard from a waves are emitted adaptor further away...
  • Page 174 Question Answer Action Can I use my — You can charge the camera abroad? battery and connect to a TV to view your recordings when abroad. Why does the A problem has Check the following “ERROR occurred within items: 1 Remove the OCCURRED.
  • Page 175: Troubleshooting

    TROUBLESHOOTING Before taking your camera to the repair shop, check the following table for a possible solution to the problem. Camera Reference Problem Cause Action page No power. The battery Recharge the pack is dead. battery pack, or replace with a fully charged battery pack.
  • Page 176 Reference Problem Cause Action page An image is The power is If the camera not captured not turned on. has switched to when the [O] the sleep button or [@] mode, turn on button is the camera pressed. before 42, 43 shooting.
  • Page 177 Reference Problem Cause Action page The digital The digital Set the digital zoom does not zoom setting is zoom setting to 55, 67 work. set to There is noise The ISO Set the ISO in the captured sensitivity sensitivity to a 53, 88 image.
  • Page 178 Reference Problem Cause Action page No playback The camera is Set the camera image not set to the to the playback monitor appears. playback mode. mode. The image is The flash was Hold the too dark. blocked by a camera finger or other correctly, and object.
  • Page 179 Reference Problem Cause Action page The image is The flash Select a flash too bright. mode is set to mode other than m. The subject Use the was too bright. exposure compensation function. The ISO Set the ISO sensitivity sensitivity to 53, 88 setting is incorrect.
  • Page 180 Reference Problem Cause Action page The colors of This is due to Set the flash the images ambient mode to captured lighting. indoors are not The white Set the white correct. balance setting balance setting 53, 89 is incorrect. correctly. A part of the The handstrap Hold the...
  • Page 181 Reference Problem Cause Action page No image or The camera is Follow the sound. not correctly instructions to connected to make the the TV. connection 161, 163 correctly. Connecting The TV input Set the TV to a TV setting is not input to the correct.
  • Page 182: Restrictions Concerning The Scene Mode And Color Mode Features

    Restrictions concerning the Scene Mode and Color Mode features Scene Mode restrictions Setting Restrictions Sports Color mode: Fixed at Portrait Focus: Fixed at *. Exposure setting: Fixed at @. Spotlight Snow Color mode: Fixed at Focus: Fixed at *. Beach Exposure setting: Fixed at @.
  • Page 183 Setting Restrictions Color mode: Fixed at Flash: Fixed at Night scenery Focus: Fixed at *. Subject tracking: Fixed at Exposure: Fixed at @. Color mode: Fixed at Night portrait Focus: Fixed at *. Exposure: Fixed at @. Color mode: Fixed at Under water Focus range: Fixed at * .
  • Page 184 About the scene mode function and focus setting or -. i The scene mode changes to when the focus is set to or -, it changes to * when the scene i Even if the focus is set to mode is set to any setting other than About the status indicator when charging the battery pack When the status indicator is flashing fast or slow, it may indicate one of...
  • Page 185: About Copyright

    HDMI, the HDMI Logo, and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC in the United States and other countries. ™ i VIERA Link is a trademark of Panasonic Corporation. ® ® ® i Microsoft...
  • Page 186: Cautions For Use

    CAUTIONS FOR USE Do not use this unit near radio About the camera transmitters or high-voltage lines. i If you record near radio transmitters or high-voltage lines, The camera and the SD card the recorded pictures and/or become warm during use. sound may be adversely affected.
  • Page 187 Managing the data in the built-in cloth, use in accordance with the memory is the responsibility of instructions that came with the the user. Panasonic does not cloth. accept any responsibility in the event that personal data is Do not use the camera for leaked.
  • Page 188 i Extremely high or low About the AC adaptor temperatures will shorten the life of the battery. i If the temperature of the battery i Environments that are hot, humid is extremely high or extremely or oily can rust the terminals and low, charging may take time or damage the battery.
  • Page 189 i When used for an extended Caution when handling SD cards i Do not allow grime, water or period of time, the camera surface and the SD card may foreign matter to adhere to the become rather warm, but this is terminals on the back of the SD not a malfunction.
  • Page 190 h When cool wind from an air conditioner blows directly on The LCD monitor is manufactured using high- the camera h After summer rain showers precision technology; h When the camera is in a very however, black spots may appear on the screen or some humid place where the air is pixels (red, blue or green) may thick with steam (for example,...
  • Page 191: Recording Modes/Approximate Recordable Time

    RECORDING MODES/APPROXIMATE RECORDABLE TIME For SD cards, only the principal memory capacities are listed. The times indicated are rough approximations of possible continuous recording times. When using a Mac for playback/ < editing Recording mode 1920× 1920× 1280× 1280× 640× 960×...
  • Page 192 i When the recording mode setting is set to audio recording <, and the recording exceeds about 5 hours, the recorded file is saved and the audio recording ends. For other recording mode settings, when the file size exceeds 4 GB, the recorded file is saved once, and the recording continues in a new file.
  • Page 193: Approximate Number Of Recordable Pictures

    APPROXIMATE NUMBER OF RECORDABLE PICTURES For SD cards, only the principal memory capacities are listed. The times indicated are rough approximations of possible continuous recording times. k Photo recording (single-shot) Recording pixels 4608×3456 4608×3456 4608×2592 4 GB SD card 16 GB 1900 2900 3900...
  • Page 194: Specifications

    SPECIFICATIONS Specifications are subject to change due to performance upgrades. Digital Movie Camera Power source: DC 5.0 V (when using AC adaptor) 3.7 V (when using battery) Power consumption: Recording: 2.3W Signal system: 1080/60i, 1080/30p, 720/60p, 720/30p, 480/30p, 540/30p Recording format: Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 file format compliant, iFrame Voice memo:...
  • Page 195 Zoom: (Photo) 5× optical zoom; (Video) 12× (30p)/6× (60i/60p) advanced zoom Digital zoom; 120× (video mode, 30p mode), 60× (video mode, 60i/60p mode), 50× (photo mode) Image stabilizer: Electronic Monitor: 2.6” wide LCD monitor (Approx. 230 K dots) Microphone: Internal stereo microphone Speaker: 1 round speaker, dynamic type White balance adjustment:...
  • Page 196 AV multi connector audio output: 155 mV, output impedance 220Ω, 2 ch HDMI mini connector audio output: Linear PCM USB: Reader/writer function SD card: Read/Write (No copyright protection support) Built-in memory: Read/Write Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0), micro USB connector Webcam Compression: Motion JPEG Image size:...
  • Page 197 Water-resistant: Compliant with JIS protection grade 8 standards (according to tests conducted in-house by Panasonic) Can be submerged at a maximum depth of 3.0 m (10 feet), for up to 60 minutes. Battery operation time: See page 33 k Video...
  • Page 198 Audio compression: AAC (2 ch) k Photo Recording media: SD Memory Card (FAT12 and FAT16 system compliant) SDHC Memory Card (FAT32 system compliant) SDXC Memory Card (exFAT system compliant) Refer to page 28 for details concerning SD cards that can be used in this unit. Built-in memory: Approx.
  • Page 199: Optional Accessories

    OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES Accessory No. Figure Description VW-VBX070 Battery pack RP-CDHM15 HDMI mini cable RP-CDHM30 RP-SDN16GU1A Class 4 16 GB SDHC Memory Card RP-SDN08GU1A Class 4 8 GB SDHC Memory Card RP-SDN04GU1A Class 4 4 GB SDHC Memory Card RP-SDN02GU1A Class 4 2 GB SD Memory Card RP-SDW64GU1K Class 10 64 GB SDXC Memory Card RP-SDW48GU1K...
  • Page 200 Check of Money Order enclosed (NO C.O.D.SHIPMENTS) VISA Credit Card # MasterCard Expiration Date Discover Customer Signature Make Check or Money Order Payable to: PANASONIC ACCESSORIES (Please do not send cash) 4. Shipping information (UPS delivery requires complete street address) Ship To: Mrs. Phone#: First...
  • Page 201: Limited Warranty (Only For U.s.a. And Puerto Rico)

    “as is”. Carry-In or Mail-In Service To find a service center please visit http://www.panasonic.com/help or call 1-800-211-PANA (7262). When shipping the unit, carefully pack, include all supplied accessories listed in the Owners Manual, and send it prepaid, adequately insured and packed well in a carton box.
  • Page 202 IF REPAIR IS NEEDED DURING THE WARRANTY PERIOD, THE PURCHASER WILL BE REQUIRED TO FURNISH A SALES RECEIPT/ PROOF OF PURCHASE INDICATING DATE OF PURCHASE, AMOUNT PAID AND PLACE OF PURCHASE. CUSTOMER WILL BE CHARGED FOR THE REPAIR OF ANY UNIT RECEIVED WITHOUT SUCH PROOF OF PURCHASE.
  • Page 203 For hearing or speech impaired TTY users, TTY: 1-877-833-8855 Accessory Purchases (United States and Puerto Rico) Purchase Parts, Accessories and Instruction Books online for all Panasonic Products by visiting our Web Site at: http://www.pstc.panasonic.com Or, send your request by E-mail to: npcparts@us.panasonic.com...
  • Page 204: Spanish Quick Use Guide/Guía Española Para El Uso Rápido

    Spanish Quick Use Guide/Guía española para el uso rápido Instalación de la batería y de la tarjeta SD Inserte la tarjeta SD. Bloqueo de la tapa del compartimiento de la batería 2 Abra Tapa del compartimiento de la batería 1 Empuje el bloqueo de la tapa del 3 Con la etiqueta hacia arriba, empuje la compartimiento de la batería tarjeta de forma recta hasta que...
  • Page 205 Carga de la batería. h Utilice el cable USB (suministrado) para conectar la cámara y el adaptador de C.A. y, a continuación, conecte el adaptador de C.A. a una toma de corriente. h Use sólo el cable USB suministrado. La operación no está garantizada si se usa un cable USB diferente.
  • Page 206 ENCENDIDO Y APAGADO DE LA CÁMARA Encendido de la cámara Abra la unidad de pantalla y Interruptor presione el interruptor. h El monitor LCD se enciende. Unidad de pantalla Pantalla LCD <Apertura de la unidad de pantalla> 90° 180° 105° VQT3P35...
  • Page 207 Apagado de la cámara Presione el interruptor durante al menos 1 segundo. h La cámara se apaga. h Si pulsa ligeramente el interruptor una vez, la cámara pasará al modo de reposo. CAMBIO ENTRE EL MODO DE GRABACI Ó N Y EL DE REPRODUCCIÓN Presione el botón REC/ h Cambia el modo.
  • Page 208 Selección del idioma de la pantalla Presione el botón MENU. RECORDING MENU 1 REC MODE 1080-30 PICTURE SIZE SCENE MODE COLOR MODE FLASH SELF TIMER ENTER Pestaña de opciones Seleccione la pestaña de opciones “2”, y presione el botón OPTION MENU 2 LANGUAGE SET.
  • Page 209 Grabación GRABACIÓN DE VÍDEO Presione el botón [@]. Botón [@] h Se inicia la grabación. h No es necesario mantener presionado el botón [@] durante la grabación de videoclips. h Cuando el tiempo de grabación restante disponible para la grabación de vídeo efectivo llega a 30 segundos o menos, en la pantalla aparece una cuenta regresiva del tiempo de...
  • Page 210 TOMA DE FOTOGRAFÍAS Presione el botón [O]. Botón [O] 1 Presione el botón [O] hasta la mitad. h El enfoque automático se pone en funcionamiento y se enfoca la imagen (bloqueo de enfoque). 2 Presione suavemente el botón [O] hasta el final. h El obturador se dispara y la cámara captura la imagen.
  • Page 211 REPRODUCCIÓN DE FOTOGRAFÍAS Y VÍDEOS Presione el botón REC/ para visualizar la pantalla de reproducción. Seleccione la imagen que desea <Pantalla de reproducción> reproducir. Marco amarillo h Utilice las teclas de flechas para desplazar el marco amarillo al archivo que desea reproducir. h La información de la imagen enmarcada se muestra en la parte inferior de la pantalla.
  • Page 212 Operación de reproducción de vídeos Para hacer esto ... Haga esto Reproducción normal hacia Presione el botón SET. adelante Detener la reproducción Durante la reproducción, presione [J]. Durante la reproducción, presione el botón SET o presione [I]. Hacer una pausa Durante la reproducción acelerada, presione [I].
  • Page 213 CONSEJO Si aparece en la pantalla de reproducción ... i El icono aparece cuando se reproduce un archivo guardado en segmentos. VQT3P35...
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  • Page 216 Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company, Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America One Panasonic Way, Secaucus, NJ 07094 VQT3P35 M0411-0 1AG6P1P6313--(S) © Panasonic Corporation 2011 Printed in Indonesia...