Panasonic Lumix DMW-MCFT1 Operating Instructions Manual
Panasonic Lumix DMW-MCFT1 Operating Instructions Manual

Panasonic Lumix DMW-MCFT1 Operating Instructions Manual

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  • Page 1 Operating Instructions Manuel d’utilisation Bedienungsanleitung Instrucciones de funcionamiento Istruzioni d’uso 使用說明書 使用说明书 Marine Case Boîtier marin 防水盒 型号 Model No. DMW-MCFT1 de modèle Before connecting, operating or adjusting this product, please read the instructions completely. Avant de raccorder, régler ou utiliser l’appareil, il est recommandé de lire attentivement le manuel d’utilisation.
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents Before Use ........3 Accessories........5 Handling and Care .
  • Page 3: Before Use

    You can enjoy taking pictures underwater at depths up to 40 m/130 feet. ≥ In the case of water leakage due to insufficient care, Panasonic is in no way liable for damage to any products (digital camera, batteries, card etc.) inside this Case, photography costs or any other expenses.
  • Page 4 Before Use (continued) ∫ Using the Case in high or low temperatures ≥ If you open or close the Case where it is humid or hot and then move to a place that is cold or dive underwater, condensation may appear inside the Case, the glass surface may become cloudy and the digital camera may be damaged.
  • Page 5: Accessories

    Accessories When you first open the package, check that the Case and all the accessories are included and that there has been no damage to the Case or any of the accessories during distribution or transportation. If you find something unusual, consult your dealer before using the Case.
  • Page 6: Handling And Care

    Handling and Care ≥ Do not place the Case where it may fall. • If the Case falls on your head or foot, it will injure you and cause the Case to malfunction. ≥ Never alter the Case. • If water leaks into the digital camera because the Case was altered, the digital camera may be damaged beyond repair.
  • Page 7 ≥ Do not leave the Case where the temperature is high. • The temperature inside the Case becomes very high particularly when it is exposed to direct sunlight on a beach, a ship etc. or when it is left in an airtight car in the summer.
  • Page 8: Components

    Components Zoom Lever Strap Eyelet (for attaching the supplied hand strap and diffuser) Shutter Button Camera ON/OFF button Mounting shoe for INON ¢1 Inc., external strobe Front Case Diffuser (supplied) Front Glass Mode dial Button operation section (Read the operating instructions of the digital camera for details about ¢2...
  • Page 9: What Is The O-Ring

    What is the O-ring? ≥ The O-ring is a waterproofing packing used for underwater cameras, watches and diving equipment. ≥ The O-ring keeps the Case waterproof by sealing the gap between the rear case and the front case. ∫ How the O-ring keeps the Case waterproof Digital Camera Rear Case O-ring...
  • Page 10: Preparation -Setting The O-Ring

    Preparation -Setting the O-ring- Be sure to set the O-ring before attaching a digital camera. Thoroughly wash and dry your hands before handling the O-ring. Place the O-ring where there is no sand or dust. Loosen the O-ring with your fingers to remove it. ≥...
  • Page 11 Check the O-ring. ≥ Check that there is no dirt, sand, hair, dust, salt crystals, lint or grease on the O-ring. If you find any of these, remove them with a soft, dry cloth. 3Sand Dust Dirt Hair Salt crystals Lint ≥...
  • Page 12 Preparation -Setting the O-ring- (continued) Inspect the opposite side of the O-ring in the same way. Apply the grease (supplied). ≥ Apply a rice-grain size of grease (supplied) evenly to the O-ring with the tip of your finger. ≥ Dirt or dust will stick to the O-ring if you apply too much grease. ≥...
  • Page 13 Inspect the O-ring one last time. Check the following one more time: ≥ There is no dirt sticking to the O-ring. ≥ The O-ring has not come out. ≥ The O-ring is not twisted. ≥ There are no scratches or squashed parts on the O-ring. Thoroughly wipe any grease off your hands with a dry cloth and then wash your hands with water.
  • Page 14: Preparation -Checking The Case Is Waterproof

    Preparation -Checking the Case is Waterproof- After setting the O-ring, check that no water leaks into the Case by submerging it in a water tank, bath tub etc. for more than about 3 minutes before attaching a digital camera. ≥ Do not use the Case in water over 40 °C/104 °F.
  • Page 15: Preparation -Attaching The Digital Camera

    Preparation -Attaching the Digital Camera- Read the notes on page 17 before attaching the digital camera. Check that the digital camera is set to [OFF]. ≥ Remove the strap from the digital camera. Push 2 up with your finger while sliding 1 to open the buckle. Attach the digital camera to the Case.
  • Page 16 Preparation -Attaching the Digital Camera- (continued) ≥ When inserting the silica gel, bend it as shown in the illustration below and then insert it as far as possible. If you close the Case with the silica gel not fully inserted, the silica gel will get caught in the O-ring causing water leakage.
  • Page 17 ∫ Notes ≥ Be careful not to get the light shielding film dirty with fingerprints etc. ≥ Check one more time that the O-ring is fitted evenly into the O-ring groove. ≥ Avoid opening or closing the Case where there is a lot of sand or dust and in humid or wet places.
  • Page 18: Taking Pictures

    Taking Pictures ∫ Before taking pictures underwater Check the following before diving. ≥ Is there sufficient remaining battery power? ≥ Is there sufficient memory in the card? ≥ Is the O-ring fitted evenly into the O-ring groove? ≥ Have you checked that no water leaks into the Case? ≥...
  • Page 19: Tips For Taking Pictures In The Water

    Tips for Taking Pictures in the Water When the image is too bluish in the water ) several times until [ ] appears. Press Press ( ) to adjust the white balance. Press [MENU/SET] to finish. ≥ You can also press the shutter button halfway to finish. Select the best picture Set the flash to [ Using the auto bracket function (For models with an auto bracket function)
  • Page 20: After Use

    After Use After you have finished taking pictures, follow the steps below. Submerge the Case in fresh water for about 30 minutes or more without removing the digital camera to remove any salt crystals etc. ≥ Press all the operation buttons etc. on the Case to wash away any seawater.
  • Page 21: Cleaning And Storing

    Remove the O-ring from the Case and check that there is no dirt etc. in the O-ring groove. Check that there are no scratches etc. on the O-ring while you are applying the grease. ∫ Notes Be careful of the following points when taking out the digital camera. ≥...
  • Page 22 Caution for Use (continued) ≥ Use only the specified grease. If you use other types of grease, the surface of the O-ring may be damaged causing water leakage. ≥ The O-ring comes into contact with the sides of the Case making the Case waterproof.
  • Page 23: Specifications

    ¢ Refer to the operating instructions, catalogue, website etc. of the digital camera for the latest information on models that can be used. Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company, Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America One Panasonic Way, Secaucus, NJ 07094 Panasonic Canada Inc.

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