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Basic Operating Instructions
Digital Camera
Model No.
Please read these instructions carefully before using
this product, and save this manual for future use.
More detailed
instructions on
the operation of
this camera are contained in
"Operating Instructions for
advanced features
(PDF format)" in the supplied
CD-ROM. Install it on your PC
to read it.
Web Site:
Model number suffix "EB" denotes UK model.


   Summary of Contents for PANASONIC DMC-FT5

  • Page 1: Basic Operating Instructions

    “Operating Instructions for advanced features (PDF format)” in the supplied CD-ROM. Install it on your PC to read it. Web Site: Model number suffix “EB” denotes UK model. VQT4U09 F0213YS0...

  • Page 2: Information For Your Safety

    Dear Customer, We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for purchasing this Panasonic Digital Camera. Please read these Operating Instructions carefully and keep them handy for future reference. Please note that the actual controls and components, menu items, etc.

  • Page 3

    (ENG) VQT4U09...

  • Page 4: About The Battery Pack

    Declaration of Conformity (DoC) Hereby, “Panasonic Corporation” declares that this product is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC. Customers can download a copy of the original DoC to our R&TTE products from our DoC server:

  • Page 5: Cautions For Use

    Always use a genuine Panasonic AV cable (DMW-AVC1: optional). • Always use a genuine Panasonic HDMI micro cable (RP-CHEU15: optional). Part number: RP-CHEU15 (1.5 m) (5 feet) Keep this unit as far away as possible from electromagnetic equipment (such as microwave ovens, TVs, video games etc.).

  • Page 6

    Information for Users on Collection and Disposal of Old Equipment and used Batteries These symbols on the products, packaging, and/or accompanying documents mean that used electrical and electronic products and batteries should not be mixed with general household waste. For proper treatment, recovery and recycling of old products and used batteries, please take them to applicable collection points, in accordance with your national legislation and the Directives 2002/96/EC and 2006/66/EC.

  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Recording using the GPS function................23 Sensors (compass/altimeter/barometer) are operated ........... 26 Remote Shooting ....................... 27 • Installing the smartphone/tablet app “Panasonic Image App”......27 • Connecting easily to a smartphone/tablet (NFC)..........28 • Connecting to a smartphone/tablet..............30 • Taking pictures via a smartphone/tablet (remote recording)....... 32 •...

  • Page 8: Before Use

    • Contact Panasonic if the fogging does not disappear. Conditions in which inner side of the lens may be fogged Condensation may occur and the inner side of the lens may be fogged when the...

  • Page 9: Accessories

    Accessories Check that all the accessories are supplied before using the camera. Product numbers correct as of January 2013. These may be subject to change. Battery Pack (Indicated as battery pack or battery in the text) Charge the battery before use. Battery Charger (Indicated as battery charger or DMW-BCM13E...

  • Page 10: Optional Accessories

    USB Connection Cable DMW-USBC1 AV Cable DMW-AVC1 The AC Adaptor (optional) can only be used with the designated Panasonic DC Coupler ¢ (optional). The AC adaptor (optional) cannot be used by itself. Some optional accessories may not be available in some countries.

  • Page 11: (important) About The Waterproof/dustproof And Anti-shock Performance Of The Camera

    5 devices) Panasonic’s test method is based on the above “MIL-STD 810F Method 516.5-Shock”. However, the drop height was changed from 122 cm (4 feet) to 200 cm (6.6 feet) dropping onto 3 cm (0.1 feet) thick plyboard.

  • Page 12: Underwater Use

    Waterproofing is not guaranteed if the unit is subject to an impact as a result of being hit or dropped etc. If an impact to the camera occurs, it should be inspected (subject to a fee) by a Panasonic to verify that the waterproofing is still effective. •...

  • Page 13: Check Before Using Underwater

    The integrity of the rubber seals may decrease after about 1 year, with use and age. To avoid permanently damaging the camera, the seals should be replaced once each year. Please contact Panasonic for related costs and other information. Close the side door securely.

  • Page 14: Using The Camera Underwater

    Using the camera underwater • Use the camera underwater to 13 m (43 feet) with the water temperature between 0 oC and 40 oC (32 oF and 104 oF). • Do not use for scuba diving (Aqualung). • Do not use the camera at a depth of over 13 m (43 feet). •...

  • Page 15: Caring Of The Camera After Using It Underwater

    Caring of the camera after using it underwater Do not open or close the side door until the sand and dust is removed by rinsing the camera with water. Make sure to clean the camera after using it. • Thoroughly wipe off any water droplets, sand, and saline matter on your hands, body, hair, etc.

  • Page 16

    Drain water by holding the camera upside down and shaking it lightly a few times. • Make sure to put your hand through the strap to prevent the camera from falling. Wipe off water drops on the camera with a soft, dry cloth and dry the camera in a shaded area that is well ventilated.

  • Page 17: Names And Functions Of Main Parts

    Names and Functions of Main Parts Flash 1 2 3 Self-timer indicator/ AF Assist Lamp/ LED light Lens Speaker • Be careful not to cover the speaker with your finger. Doing so may make sound difficult to hear. LCD monitor 8 9 10 [Wi-Fi] button ®...

  • Page 18

    Panasonic DC coupler (DMW-DCC14: optional) and AC adaptor (DMW-AC5E: optional) are used. • Always use a genuine Panasonic AC adaptor (DMW-AC5E: optional). • When using an AC adaptor, use the AC Mains Lead supplied with the AC adaptor. [AV OUT/DIGITAL] socket...

  • Page 19: Charging The Battery

    Charging the Battery Use the dedicated charger and battery. • The battery is not charged when the camera is shipped. Charge the battery before use. • Charge the battery with the charger indoors [10 oC to 30 oC (50 oF to 86 oF)]. Connect the AC Mains Lead.

  • Page 20: Inserting And Removing The Card (optional)/the Battery

    Check that this unit is turned off. • Confirm that there is no foreign object. • We recommend using a Panasonic card. 1: Slide the [LOCK] switch A, and release the lock. 2: Slide the release lever B and open the side door.

  • Page 21: Sequence Of Operations

    Sequence of operations Press camera [ON/OFF] button. • The clock is not set when the camera is shipped. Set the date and time before using the camera. Press the shutter button halfway to focus and then press it fully to take the picture.

  • Page 22: Recording Motion Pictures

    ∫ Recording Motion Pictures Start recording by pressing the motion picture button. • Stop the recording by pressing the motion picture button again. • Maximum time to record motion pictures continuously with [AVCHD] is 29 minutes 59 seconds. • Maximum time to record motion pictures continuously with [MP4] is 29 minutes 59 seconds or up to 4 GB.

  • Page 23: Recording Using The Gps Function

    Recording using the GPS function ∫ About the “GPS” GPS is an abbreviation of [Global Positioning System], which is a system that allows you to check your position utilising GPS satellites. Calculating the current position by receiving radio waves including orbit information and clock information from multiple GPS satellites is called positioning.

  • Page 24: Acquiring Of The Gps Information

    Acquiring of the GPS information When [GPS Setting] is set to [ON], positioning is performed at regular intervals. When the positioning is successful, location name information and latitude/longitude are acquired. Press [MENU/SET]. Press 3/4/2/1 to select [GPS/Sensor] menu, and then press [MENU/SET].

  • Page 25: Update The Gps Information

    Update the GPS information When the displayed location name information is different from the current location or when the positioning is not successful, move to a location where the radio waves from GPS satellites can be received better and perform the positioning update. Press [MENU/SET].

  • Page 26: Sensors (compass/altimeter/barometer) Are Operated

    Sensors (compass/altimeter/barometer) are operated The direction, altitude, and atmospheric pressure can be measured and recorded in the recorded images. • Information measured on this unit is only a rough indication. Do not use it for technical purposes. • When using this unit for full-scale mountain climbing, trekking, or underwater, use the measured information (direction, altitude, depth, atmospheric pressure) only as a rough indication, and always carry a map and purpose-built measurement tools.

  • Page 27: Remote Shooting

    Remote Shooting You can remotely operate the camera using a smartphone/tablet. You need to install “Panasonic Image App” (referred to as “Image App” from this point on) on your smartphone/tablet. Installing the smartphone/tablet app “Panasonic Image App” The “Image App” is an application provided by Panasonic.

  • Page 28: Connecting Easily To A Smartphone/tablet (nfc)

    Connecting easily to a smartphone/tablet (NFC) Using the NFC “Near Field Communication” function, you can easily transfer data necessary for a Wi-Fi connection between this camera and the smartphone/tablet. ∫ Compatible models This function can be used with the NFC compatible device with Android (OS version 2.3.3 or higher).

  • Page 29: About Nfc

    ∫ Transferring images in this camera to a smartphone/tablet one at a time by using the NFC function You can transfer pictures in this camera to the smartphone/tablet. This function is useful when you want to transfer an image to the smartphone/tablet of your family or friend. Launch “Image App”...

  • Page 30: Connecting To A Smartphone/tablet

    Connecting to a smartphone/tablet Preparations: • Install the “Image App” in advance. (P27) Press [Wi-Fi]. Press 3/4/2/1 to select [New Connection], and then press [MENU/SET]. • When connecting with the setting you used before, you can select the connection destination from [History Connection] or [Favorite Connection].

  • Page 31: Changing The Connection Method

    ∫ Changing the connection method • When connecting with [Via Network] (On the camera) Press 3/4 to select [Via Network], and then press [MENU/SET]. Select the method for connecting to a wireless access point, and set. (On your smartphone/tablet) On the setting menu of your smartphone/tablet, turn on the Wi-Fi function. Select the wireless access point you want to connect to, and set.

  • Page 32: Taking Pictures Via A Smartphone/tablet (remote Recording)

    Taking pictures via a smartphone/tablet (remote recording) Select [ ] on the smartphone/tablet. • The recorded images are saved in the camera. • Motion pictures can also be recorded (excluding [FHD/50p/ ]/[FHD/50p]). • Some settings are not available. • The screen differs depending on the operating system. Playing back pictures in the camera Select [ ] on a smartphone/tablet.

  • Page 33: Reading The Operating Instructions (pdf Format)

    Reading the Operating Instructions (PDF format) More detailed instructions on the operation of this camera are contained in “Operating Instructions 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 Operating Instructions (supplied).

  • Page 34: Installing Supplied Software

    Installing supplied software • The supplied CD-ROM includes the following software. – PHOTOfunSTUDIO 9.1 PE (Windows XP/Vista/7/8) – LoiLoScope 30 day full trial version (Windows XP/Vista/7/8) (This will only install a shortcut to the trial version download site.) • Before inserting the CD-ROM, close all running applications. Check the environment of your PC.

  • Page 35: Specifications

    Specifications Specifications are subject to change without notice. Digital Camera: Information for your safety Power Source: DC 5.1 V Power Consumption: 1.5 W (When recording) 1.1 W (When playing back) Camera effective 16,100,000 pixels pixels Image sensor 1/2.33q MOS sensor, total pixel number 17,500,000 pixels, Primary colour filter Lens Optical 4.6kzoom, fl4.9 mm to 22.8 mm (35 mm film...

  • Page 36

    LCD monitor 3.0q TFT LCD (4:3) (Approx. 460,000 dots) (field of view ratio about 100%) Microphones Stereo Speaker Monaural Recording media Built-in Memory (Approx. 10 MB)/SD Memory Card/ SDHC Memory Card/SDXC Memory Card Recording file format Still Picture JPEG (based on “Design rule for Camera File system”, based on “Exif 2.3”...

  • Page 37

    5 devices) • Panasonic’s test method is based on the above “MIL-STD 810F Method 516.5-Shock”. However, the drop height was changed from 122 cm (4 feet) to 200 cm (6.6 feet) dropping onto 3 cm (0.1 feet) thick plyboard.

  • Page 38

    The battery cannot be recharged in a temperature less than ¢ 0 oC (32 oF). (The [CHARGE] indicator blinks when the battery cannot be recharged.) Battery Pack (lithium-ion) (Panasonic DMW-BCM13E): Information for your safety Voltage/capacity: 3.6 V/1250 mAh VQT4U09 (ENG)

  • Page 39

    This product incorporates the following software: (1) the software developed independently by or for Panasonic Corporation, (2) the software owned by third party and licensed to Panasonic Corporation and/or, (3) open sourced software including the software developed by the OpenSSL Project for use in the OpenSSL Toolkit (, and the software written by Eric...

  • Page 40

    • “AVCHD”, “AVCHD Progressive” and the “AVCHD Progressive” logo are trademarks of Panasonic Corporation and Sony Corporation. • QuickTime and the QuickTime logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Apple Inc., used under license therefrom. • The Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Logo is a certification mark of the Wi-Fi Alliance.

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