Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LF1 Owner's Manual
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Basic Owner's Manual
Model No.

Digital Camera

(U.S. customers only)


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Summary of Contents for Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LF1

  • Page 1: Digital Camera

    (PDF format)” in the supplied CD-ROM. Install it on your PC to read it. Register online at (U.S. customers only) For USA and Puerto Rico assistance, please call: 1-800-211-PANA(7262) or, contact us via the web at: VQT5A15 M0513KZ0...
  • Page 2 Dear Customer, Thank you for choosing Panasonic! You have purchased one of the most sophisticated and reliable products on the market today. Used properly, we’re sure it will bring you and your family years of enjoyment. Please take time to fill in the information below.
  • Page 3: Information For Your Safety

    Information for Your Safety The socket outlet shall be installed near the equipment and shall be easily accessible. ■ Product identification marking Product Location Digital camera Bottom WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock or product damage, • Do not expose this unit to rain, moisture, dripping or splashing.
  • Page 4 ■ About the battery pack CAUTION Battery pack (Lithium ion battery pack) • Use the specified unit to recharge the battery pack. • Do not use the battery pack with equipment other than the specified unit. • Do not get dirt, sand, liquids, or other foreign matter on the terminals. •...
  • Page 5: Fcc Note

    Model No.: DMC-LF1 Responsible Party: Panasonic Corporation of North America One Panasonic Way, Secaucus, NJ 07094 Support Contact: Panasonic Consumer Marketing Company of North America 1-800-211-PANA (7262) This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject...
  • Page 6: Cautions For Use

    • Do not use any other USB connection cables except the supplied one or a genuine Panasonic USB connection cable (DMW-USBC1: optional). • Always use a genuine Panasonic AV cable (DMW-AVC1: optional). Keep this unit as far away as possible from electromagnetic equipment (such as microwave ovens, TVs, video games etc.).
  • Page 7 Certification and Compliance See Camera for the certification and compliance mark specific to that device. 1 Select [Wi-Fi Setup] in the [Wi-Fi] menu 2 Press to select [Approved Regulations], and press [MENU/SET] Contains FCC ID : VPYLBXN604 This transmitter must not be co-located or operated in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.
  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    Contents Information for Your Safety ..3 Taking pictures with the composition Before use ........ 8 determined [Composition Guide] ... 21 Standard accessories ..... 9 Viewing your pictures ... 22 Names and Functions of Deleting pictures ....23 Main Parts ......10 What you can do with the Inserting and removing the Wi-Fi function ......
  • Page 9: Standard Accessories

    • For information about optional accessories, refer to the “Digital Camera Accessory System”. • If any accessories are lost, customers should contact Panasonic’s parts department at 1-800-833-9626 for further information about obtaining replacement parts.
  • Page 10: Names And Functions Of Main Parts

    Names and Functions of Main Parts 21 22 23 VQT5A15 (ENG)
  • Page 11 1 Camera [ON/OFF] button 23 Cursor button • In this manual, the button that 2 Shutter button is to be used is indicated by 3 Mode dial 4 Microphones 24 [MENU/SET] button 5 [Wi-Fi] antenna 25 [DISP.] button 6 Diopter adjustment dial 26 [Q.MENU/ ] / [ ] button 7 Strap eyelet...
  • Page 12: Inserting And Removing The Battery Or Sd Memory Card (Optional)

    Lever Press Pull out ● Always use genuine Panasonic batteries (DMW-BCN10PP). ● If you use other batteries, we cannot guarantee the quality of this product. ● Keep the Memory Card out of reach of children to prevent swallowing.
  • Page 13: Charging The Battery

    When using the AC adaptor (supplied), observe the following points as improper connections may cause malfunctions. ● Do not use any other USB connection cables except the supplied one or a genuine Panasonic USB connection cable (DMW-USBC1: optional). ● Do not use any other AC adaptors except the supplied one. ●...
  • Page 14: Setting The Clock

    Setting the clock The clock is not set when the camera is shipped. Disconnect the unit from the AC adaptor (supplied). Press the Camera [ON/OFF] button ( ) Press [MENU/SET] ( ) Press to select the items (year, month, day, hour, minute, display order or time display format), and press to set •...
  • Page 15: Setting The Menu

    Setting the menu Refer to the following procedures to operate the menus. Example: Setting [AF Mode] from in the [Program AE] Mode Press [MENU/SET] to display the menu Switching to the [Rec] menu Use cursor button to select [Rec] and press [MENU/SET] •...
  • Page 16: Taking Still Pictures

    Taking still pictures Press the Camera [ON/OFF] button ( ) Set to the desired recording mode Align the mode dial correctly to the mode that you want to use. Use the zoom lever ( ) to adjust the range of the picture to be captured Capture a wider area Enlarge the subject...
  • Page 17 ■ Recording mode Take pictures with automatic settings. Take pictures with automatic shutter speed and aperture value settings. Determine aperture, then record pictures. Determine shutter speed, then record pictures. Determine aperture and shutter speed, then record pictures. Record pictures using pre-registered settings. Record panorama pictures.
  • Page 18: Recording Motion Pictures

    Recording motion pictures You can record motion pictures with audio (stereo). Zoom can also be used during recording. Press the motion picture button ( ) to start recording ● Do not block the microphones ( ) when recording motion pictures. ●...
  • Page 19: Using The Control Ring

    Using the control ring Using the control ring allows you to perform frequently used operations and settings such as Step zoom and ISO Sensitivity directly. Turn the control ring ( ) • You can also perform operations with the control dial. (Some operations may differ under certain recording conditions such as [Manual Exposure] mode.) (when in [Intelligent Auto]...
  • Page 20 Using the control ring Using Quick menu Using the Quick menu, you can change camera settings with the control ring. Press [Q.MENU/ ] button ( ) Press to select menu items Turn the control ring to change the setting • You can also change settings with the control dial. Press [MENU/SET] ( ) VQT5A15 (ENG)
  • Page 21: Taking Pictures With The Composition Determined [Composition Guide]

    Taking pictures with the composition determined [Composition Guide] By using the viewfinder or LCD monitor to consider the placement of your subject (the composition), you can take more impressive still pictures. Press [Fn] button ( ) • [Fn Button Set] is set to [Composition Guide] at the time of purchase.
  • Page 22: Viewing Your Pictures

    Viewing your pictures When a card is in the camera, pictures are played back from the card, and without a card, pictures are played back from the built-in memory. Press the Playback button ( ) • By holding down the Playback button while the camera is off, you can turn the camera on in Playback Mode.
  • Page 23: Deleting Pictures

    Viewing motion pictures Select a picture with the motion picture icon, and press Motion picture icon Motion picture (differs depending on recording time the recording mode and picture quality setting) ■ Operations during motion picture playback : Pause/play : Stop : Fast rewind (2 steps)/Single-frame rewind (while paused) : Fast forward (2 steps)/Single-frame forward (while paused) [MENU/SET]: Capturing still pictures from motion pictures (while paused)
  • Page 24: What You Can Do With The Wi-Fi Function

    ■ Using a smartphone as a camera remote control By installing the “Panasonic Image App” on your smartphone, you can operate the camera remotely and use the smartphone to record and play back. • By using the NFC function, you can hold your smartphone close to the camera and easily make a Wi-Fi connection without making troublesome Wi-Fi settings.
  • Page 25 Also, during recording, you can transfer still pictures as they are recorded (except for transferring to a printer). ■ Panasonic Image App The “Panasonic Image App” is an application provided by Panasonic. For details, refer to “Wi-Fi connection guide”. ■ LUMIX CLUB If you register this unit to the “LUMIX CLUB”, you can synchronize images...
  • Page 26: Reading The Owner's Manual (Pdf Format)

    Reading the Owner’s Manual (PDF format) More detailed instructions on the operation of this camera are contained in “Owner’s Manual for advanced features (PDF format)” in the supplied CD-ROM. Install it on your PC to read it. ■ For Windows Turn the PC on and insert the CD-ROM containing the Owner’s Manual (supplied) Select the desired language and...
  • Page 27: Supplied Software

    Supplied software The supplied CD-ROM contains the following software. Install the software on your computer to use. Pictures can be captured to a PC, and can be viewed, PHOTOfunSTUDIO organized, printed, etc. Also, still pictures can be 9.2 AE corrected and motion pictures can be edited. •...
  • Page 28 Supplied software Installing supplied software Preparations: • Check your PC’s specifications and operating environment for each software. • Before inserting the CD-ROM (supplied), close all running applications. ■ Windows Insert the CD-ROM with the supplied software • The installation menu runs. Click [Recommended Installation] •...
  • Page 29: Specifications

    Specifications Digital Camera: Information for your safety Power Source DC 5 V Power 1.7 W (When recording with LCD Monitor) Consumption 1.1 W (When playing back with LCD Monitor) Camera effective 12,100,000 pixels pixels Image sensor 1/1.7″ MOS sensor, total pixel number 12,800,000 pixels Primary color filter Lens Optical 7.1x zoom...
  • Page 30 Specifications Exposure (AE) Program AE (P) / Aperture-priority AE (A) / Shutter-priority AE (S) / Manual exposure (M) Metering Mode [Multi Metering] / [Center Weighted] / [Spot] LCD monitor 3.0″ TFT LCD (3:2) (Approx. 921,600 dots) Viewfinder Color LCD Viewfinder (Approx. 200,000 dots) (with diopter adjustment -4 to +4 diopter) Microphones Stereo...
  • Page 31 Access method Infrastructure mode Compliance ISO / IEC 18092 NFC-F (Passive Mode) standard AC adaptor (Panasonic VSK0768): Information for your safety Input ~ 110 V to 240 V, 50/60 Hz, 0.2 A Output 5 V, 800 mA Battery pack (lithium-ion)
  • Page 32: Digital Camera Accessory System

    Digital Camera Accessory System Description Accessory# Battery pack DMW-BCN10 USB connection cable DMW-USBC1 AV cable DMW-AVC1 ● Product numbers are correct as of May 2013. These may be subject to change. ● Accessories and/or model numbers may vary between countries. Consult your local dealer.
  • Page 33: Digital Camera Accessory Order Form

  • Page 34: Limited Warranty

    Limited Warranty Coverage (For USA and Puerto Rico Only) If your product does not work properly because of a defect in materials or workmanship, Panasonic Consumer Marketing Company of North America (referred to as “the warrantor”) will, for the length of the period indicated on the chart below, which starts with the date of original purchase (“warranty period”),...
  • Page 35 Owner’s Manual, and send it prepaid, adequately insured and packed well in a carton box. When shipping Lithium Ion batteries please visit our Web Site at as Panasonic is committed to providing the most up to date information. Include a letter detailing the complaint, a return address and provide a daytime phone number where you can be reached.
  • Page 36 THERE ARE NO EXPRESS WARRANTIES EXCEPT AS LISTED UNDER “LIMITED WARRANTY COVERAGE”. THE WARRANTOR IS NOT LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RESULTING FROM THE USE OF THIS PRODUCT, OR ARISING OUT OF ANY BREACH OF THIS WARRANTY. (As examples, this excludes damages for lost time, travel to and from the servicer, loss of or damage to media or images, data or other memory or recorded content.
  • Page 37 Monday-Friday 9am-9pm, Saturday-Sunday 10am-7pm EST 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: Or, send your request by E-mail to:
  • Page 38 HDMI Licensing LLC in the United States and other countries. • HDAVI Control™ is a trademark of Panasonic Corporation. • “AVCHD” and the “AVCHD” logo are trademarks of Panasonic Corporation and Sony Corporation. • Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. Dolby and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
  • Page 39 Panasonic Consumer Marketing Company of North America, Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America One Panasonic Way, Secaucus, NJ 07094 ©...

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