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Operating Instructions
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Digital Camera
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Before use, please read these instructions completely.


   Summary of Contents for PANASONIC DMC-FT3

  • Page 1: Operating Instructions

    Operating Instructions for advanced features Digital Camera DMC-FT3 Model No. Before use, please read these instructions completely. VQT3L44...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents Recording Before Use About the LCD Monitor......54 Taking Pictures with the Zoom ....55 • Using the Optical Zoom/ Care of the camera ........5 Using the Extra Optical Zoom (EZ)/ (Important) About the Waterproof/ Using the Intelligent Zoom/Using the Dustproof and Anti-shock Digital Zoom........55 Performance of the Camera......8 Taking Pictures Using the...

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    Taking Pictures that Match the Useful Functions at Scene Being Recorded Travel Destinations........94 (Scene Mode)..........69 • Recording which Day of the • [Portrait] ..........69 Vacation and the Location of the • [Soft Skin]..........70 Vacation ([Travel Date]) ....94 • [Transform]........70 • Recording Dates/ •...

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    Playback/Editing Others Creating Still Pictures Screen Display ........157 from a Motion Picture ......116 Cautions for Use........160 Various methods to playback ....117 Message Display ........171 • [Slide Show] ........118 Troubleshooting........174 • [Filtering Play] .........120 • [Calendar] ........122 Using the [Playback] Mode menu ..123 •...

  • Page 5: Before Use

    Before Use “ Please be sure to read (Important) About the Waterproof/Dustproof and Anti-shock ” Performance of the Camera (P8) before using this unit underwater to prevent the unit from being mishandled, which may cause water to seep in. Before Use Care of the camera ∫...

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    2 hours with the side door open when the temperature of the camera gets close to the ambient temperature. • Contact Panasonic’s Service Centre if the fogging does not disappear. Conditions in which inner side of the lens may be fogged...

  • Page 7

    Before Use About the GPS About the location name information of this unit Please read the “User License Agreement for Location Name data” on P167 before using. When [GPS Setting] is set to [ON], GPS function will operate even when the power is turned off.

  • Page 8: (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 (4.0 feet) to 200 cm (6.6 feet) dropping onto 3 cm (0.10 feet) thick plyboard.

  • Page 9

    Before Use ∫ About the [Precautions] demonstration display • [Precautions] is displayed when the power is turned on for the first time after purchase, with the side door completely closed. • Please check beforehand to maintain the waterproof performance. Press 2 to select [Yes], and press [MENU/SET]. •...

  • Page 10

    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’s Service Centre for related costs and other information. Close the side door securely.

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    Before Use Using the camera underwater • Use the camera underwater at a depth of up to 12 m (40 feet) with the water temperature between 0 oC and 40 oC (32 oF to 104 °F). • Do not use for scuba diving (Aqualung). •...

  • Page 12

    Before Use Drain water by holding the camera upside down and shaking it lightly a few times. • After using the camera at the seaside or under water, or after washing it, water will remain at the speaker site of the camera for a while and it may cause lower sound or sound distortion.

  • Page 13: Standard Accessories

    Before Use Standard Accessories Check that all the accessories are supplied before using the camera. • Supplied accessories are not waterproof (excluding strap). • Keep the Brush out of reach of children to prevent swallowing. • The accessories and their shape will differ depending on the country or area where the camera was purchased.

  • Page 14: Names Of The Components

    Before Use Names of the Components Flash (P58) Self-timer indicator (P62)/ AF Assist Lamp (P108)/LED light (P114) Lens (P6, 178) LCD monitor (P54, 157) Speaker (P47) Zoom button (P55) Playback button (P34) [MODE] button (P29) [MENU/SET] button (P44) 10 [Q.MENU] (P45)/Delete (P42)/Cancel button 11 [DISP.] button (P54) 11 10...

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    23 Release lever (P21) 24 [LOCK] switch (P10, 25 Side door (P10, • When using an AC adaptor, ensure that the Panasonic DC coupler (optional) and AC adaptor (optional) are used. For connection details, refer to P23. - 15 -...

  • Page 16: Attaching The Strap

    Before Use Attaching the Strap Run the strap through the strap eyelet on the camera. • If the strap cord is loose, it may snag when the side door is opened or closed. Since damage or leaks may result, be sure to attach the cord firmly, checking that it is not snagged in the side door.

  • Page 17: Preparation

    To ensure that safe products are used we would recommend that a genuine Panasonic battery pack is used. • Use the dedicated charger and battery.

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    Preparation ∫ About the [CHARGE] indicator The [CHARGE] indicator turns on: The [CHARGE] indicator is turned on during charging. The [CHARGE] indicator turns off: The [CHARGE] indicator will turn off once the charging has completed without any problem. • When the [CHARGE] indicator flashes –...

  • Page 19: Approximate Operating Time And Number Of Recordable Pictures

    CIPA is an abbreviation of [Camera & Imaging Products Association]. • Temperature: 23 oC (73.4 °F)/Humidity: 50%RH when LCD monitor is on. • Using a Panasonic SD Memory Card (32 MB). • Using the supplied battery. • Starting recording 30 seconds after the camera is turned on. (When the Optical Image Stabilizer function is set to [ON].)

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    Preparation ∫ Playback Playback time Approx. 300 min Note • The operating times and number of recordable pictures will differ according to the environment and the operating conditions. For example, in the following cases, the operating times shorten and the number of recordable pictures is reduced.

  • Page 21: Inserting And Removing The Card (optional)/the Battery

    Check that this unit is turned off. • Confirm that there is no foreign object. (P10) • We recommend using a Panasonic card. 1:Slide the [LOCK] switch B, and release the lock. 2:Slide the release lever A and open the side door.

  • Page 22

    Preparation Note • Remove the battery after use. • The battery will be exhausted if left for a long period of time after being charged. • Turn the camera off and wait for the “LUMIX” display on the LCD monitor to clear before removing the card or battery.

  • Page 23

    Using any other equipment may cause damage. Note • Always use a genuine Panasonic AC adaptor (optional). • When using an AC adaptor, use the AC cable supplied with the AC adaptor. • Side door cannot be closed while the AC adaptor is connected.

  • Page 24: About The Built-in Memory/the Card

    • Check that the PC and other equipment are compatible when using the SDXC Memory Cards. • Only the cards with capacity listed left can be used. ¢ SD Speed Class is the speed standard regarding continuous writing. Check via the label on the card, etc.

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    Preparation Note • Do not turn this unit off, remove its battery or card, or disconnect the AC adaptor (optional) when the access indication is lit (when pictures are being written, read or deleted, or the built-in memory or the card is being formatted). Furthermore, do not subject the camera to vibration, impact or static electricity.

  • Page 26: Approximate Number Of Recordable Pictures And Available Recording Time

    Preparation Approximate number of recordable pictures and available recording time ∫ About the display of the number of recordable pictures and available recording time • You can confirm the number of recordable pictures and available recording time by pressing [DISP.] several times. (P54) A Number of recordable pictures B Available recording time...

  • Page 27: Setting Date/time (clock Set)

    Preparation Setting Date/Time (Clock Set) • The clock is not set when the camera is shipped. Press the [OFF/ON] button. • If the language select screen is not displayed, proceed to step Press [MENU/SET]. Press 3/4 to select the language, and press [MENU/SET]. •...

  • Page 28: Changing The Clock Setting

    Preparation Press [MENU/SET] to set. • A setting screen for automatic clock correction is displayed. Select [Yes] to automatically correct the clock, and then press [MENU/SET]. • [GPS Setting] (P84) will be set to [ON], and the clock is automatically corrected to the current time.

  • Page 29: Basic

    Basic Basic Selecting the [Rec] Mode Press [MODE]. Press 3/4/2/1 to select the mode. Press [MENU/SET]. ∫ List of [Rec] Modes Normal Picture Mode (P30) The subjects are recorded using your own settings. Intelligent Auto Mode (P39) ¦ The subjects are recorded using settings automatically selected by the camera. Sports Mode (P65) Use this mode to take pictures of sporting events, etc.

  • Page 30: Taking Pictures With Your Favourite Settings (normal Picture Mode)

    Basic · [Rec] Mode: Taking Pictures with Your Favourite Settings (Normal Picture Mode) The camera automatically sets the shutter speed and the aperture value according to the brightness of the subject. You can take pictures with greater freedom by changing various settings in [Rec] menu. Press [MODE].

  • Page 31: Tips For Taking Good Pictures

    Basic Tips for taking good pictures • Be sure to attach the strap when using the camera to ensure that you will not drop it. • Hold the camera gently with both hands, keep your arms still at your side and stand with your feet slightly apart. •...

  • Page 32: Focusing

    Basic Focusing Aim the AF area at the subject, and then press the shutter button halfway. When the subject is When the subject Focus focused is not focused Focus indication A Blinks AF area B White>Green White>Red Sound Beeps 2 times Beeps 4 times •...

  • Page 33

    Basic ∫ When the subject is not in focus (such as when it is not in the centre of the composition of the picture you want to take) Aim the AF area at the subject, and then press the shutter button halfway to fix the focus and exposure.

  • Page 34: Playing Back Pictures ([normal Play])

    Basic ¸ [Playback] Mode: Playing Back Pictures ([Normal Play]) Press [(]. • Normal Playback is displayed automatically when the power is turned on by pressing and holding the [ ( ] button. Note • This camera complies with the DCF standard “Design rule for Camera File system” established by JEITA “Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association”...

  • Page 35

    Basic Displaying Multiple Screens (Multi Playback) Press [W] of the zoom button. 1 screen>12 screens>30 screens>Calendar screen display A Number of the selected picture and the total number of recorded pictures • Press [T] of the zoom button to return to the previous screen. •...

  • Page 36: Recording Motion Pictures

    Basic ñ· ¿ [Rec] Mode: Recording Motion Pictures This can record full high definition motion pictures that are compatible with the AVCHD format or motion pictures recorded in Motion JPEG. Audio will be recorded in monaural. Start recording by pressing the motion picture button.

  • Page 37

    Basic Note • The available recording time displayed on the screen may not decrease regularly. • Depending on the type of the card, the card access indication may appear for a while after recording motion pictures. This is not a malfunction. •...

  • Page 38: Playing Back Motion Pictures

    Motion pictures in AVCHD format that can be played back on this unit are [AVCHD] motion pictures that were recorded with this unit, AVCHD format (including [AVCHD Lite]) motion pictures recorded with Panasonic digital cameras (LUMIX) only. Press 2/1 to select a picture with a motion...

  • Page 39: Taking Pictures Using The Automatic Function (intelligent Auto Mode)

    Basic ñ [Rec] Mode: Taking Pictures Using the Automatic Function (Intelligent Auto Mode) The camera will set the most appropriate settings to match the subject and the recording conditions so we recommend this mode for beginners or those who want to leave the settings to the camera and take pictures easily.

  • Page 40: Changing The Settings

    Basic Changing the settings Following menus can be set with the Intelligent Auto Mode. Menu Item ¢ ¢ [Rec] [Picture Size] /[Burst]/[Color Mode] /[Motion Deblur]/[Face Recog.] [Motion Picture] [Rec Mode]/[Rec Quality]/[LED Light] [GPS/Sensor] [GPS Setting]/[Repositioning]/[GPS Area Select]/[Area Info. Set]/ [My Landmark]/[Altimeter Adjust]/[Calibrate compass] ¢...

  • Page 41: Scene Detection

    Basic Scene Detection When the camera identifies the optimum scene, the icon of the scene concerned is displayed in blue for 2 seconds, after which its colour changes to the usual red. When taking pictures > [i-Portrait] ¦ [i-Scenery] [i-Macro] •...

  • Page 42: Deleting Pictures

    Basic ¸ [Playback] Mode: Deleting Pictures Once deleted, pictures cannot be recovered. • Pictures on the built-in memory or the card, that are being played back will be deleted. To delete a single picture Select the picture to be deleted, and then press [ •...

  • Page 43: To Delete Multiple Pictures (up To 50) Or All The Pictures

    Basic To delete multiple pictures (up to 50) or all the pictures Press [ Press 3/4 to select [Delete Multi] or [Delete All] and then press [MENU/SET]. • [Delete All] > Confirmation screen is displayed. Pictures are deleted by selecting [Yes]. •...

  • Page 44: Setting The Menu

    Basic Setting the Menu The camera comes with menus that allow you to choose the settings for taking pictures and playing them back as you like and menus that enable you to have more fun with the camera and use it more easily. In particular, the [Setup] menu contains some important settings relating to the camera’s clock and power.

  • Page 45: Using The Quick Menu

    Basic Press 3/4 to select the menu item and then press [MENU/SET]. A Menu screen page • It will switch to next page when you reach the bottom. (It will also switch by pressing the zoom button) • Screen at right is an example of selecting [AF Mode] in [Rec] mode Menu.

  • Page 46: About The Setup Menu

    Basic About the Setup Menu [Clock Set], [Economy] and [Auto Review] are important items. Check their settings before using them. For details on how to select the [Setup] menu settings, refer to P44. To maintain waterproof performance, display the things you need [Precautions] to check before use.

  • Page 47

    Basic Adjust the volume of the speaker to any of 7 levels. u [Volume] • When you connect the camera to a TV, the volume of the TV speakers does not change. These menu settings make it easier to see the LCD monitor when you are in bright places.

  • Page 48

    Basic This allows you to set either to display or not display the histogram. [ON]/[OFF] A Histogram is a graph that displays brightness along the horizontal axis (black to white) and the [Histogram] number of pixels at each brightness level on the vertical axis.

  • Page 49

    Basic You can conserve the battery life by setting these menus. Also, the battery life is conserved by dimming the LCD monitor. p [Auto Power Off] : The camera is automatically turned off if the camera has not been used for the time selected on the setting. [2MIN.]/[5MIN.]/[10MIN.]/[OFF] q [Economy] [LCD Power Save]:...

  • Page 50

    Basic Reset the file number of the next recording to 0001. v [No.Reset] • The folder number is updated and the file number starts from 0001. • A folder number between 100 and 999 can be assigned. When the folder number reaches 999, the number cannot be reset. We recommend formatting the card (P53) after saving the data on a PC or elsewhere.

  • Page 51

    Basic Set to match the colour television system in each country or the type of TV. (Playback Mode only) [Video Out]: [NTSC]: Video output is set to NTSC system. [PAL]: Video output is set to PAL system. | [Output] • This will operate when the AV cable or HDMI micro cable (optional) is connected.

  • Page 52

    Basic Setup so this unit can be controlled by the remote control of the VIERA by automatically coupling this unit with the VIERA Link compatible equipment using HDMI micro cable (optional). [ON]: Remote control operation of the VIERA Link [VIERA Link] compatible equipment is enabled.

  • Page 53

    Basic The built-in memory or card is formatted. Formatting irretrievably [Format] deletes all the data so check the data carefully before formatting. • Use a battery with sufficient battery power or the AC adaptor (optional) and DC coupler (optional) when formatting. Do not turn the camera off during formatting. •...

  • Page 54: Recording

    Recording Recording About the LCD Monitor Press [DISP.] to change. A LCD monitor • When the menu screen appears, the [DISP.] button is not activated. During Playback Zoom, while playing back Motion Pictures and during a Slide Show, you can only select “Normal display F”...

  • Page 55: Taking Pictures With The Zoom

    Recording ñ· ¿ [Rec] Mode: Taking Pictures with the Zoom Using the Optical Zoom/Using the Extra Optical Zoom (EZ)/Using the Intelligent Zoom/Using the Digital Zoom You can zoom-in to make people and objects appear closer or zoom-out to record landscapes in wide angle. To make subjects appear even closer (maximum of 9.1k), do not set the picture size to the highest setting for each aspect ratio (X/Y/W/ To make subjects appear further away use (Wide) Press [W] of the zoom button.

  • Page 56

    Recording ∫ Types of zooms Feature Optical Zoom Extra Optical Zoom (EZ) Maximum ¢ 4.6k 9.1k magnification Picture No deterioration No deterioration quality [Picture Size] with (P97) Conditions None selected. Screen display ] is displayed. Feature Intelligent Zoom Digital Zoom Approximately 4 times the Optical Maximum Approximately 1.3 times the Optical...

  • Page 57

    Recording Note • The indicated zoom magnification is an approximation. • “EZ” is an abbreviation of “Extra Optical Zoom”. It is possible to take more magnified pictures with the optical zoom. • When using the Digital Zoom, we recommend using a tripod and the Self-timer (P62) for taking pictures.

  • Page 58: Taking Pictures Using The Built-in Flash

    Recording ñ· ¿ [Rec] Mode: Taking Pictures Using the Built-in Flash A Photo flash Do not cover the flash with your fingers or other objects. Switching to the appropriate flash setting Set the flash to match the recording. Press 1 [‰]. Press 3/4 to select a mode and then press [MENU/SET].

  • Page 59

    Recording ∫ About the Digital Red-Eye Correction When [Red-Eye Removal] (P109) has been set to [ON] and Red-Eye Reduction ([ ], [ ]) is selected, Digital Red-Eye Correction is performed whenever the flash is used. The camera automatically detects red-eye and corrects the picture. (Only available when [AF Mode] is set to [š] and Face Detection is active) •...

  • Page 60

    Recording ∫ The available flash range Wide Tele [AUTO] in 30 cm 30 cm (0.99 feet) to 5.6 m (18.4 feet) (0.99 feet) to 3.1 m (10.2 feet) [Sensitivity] ∫ Shutter speed for each flash setting Flash setting Shutter speed (Sec.) Flash setting Shutter speed (Sec.) ‡...

  • Page 61: Taking Close-up Pictures ([af Macro]/[macro Zoom])

    Recording · [Rec] Mode: Taking Close-up Pictures ([AF Macro]/[Macro Zoom]) Press 4 [#]. Press 3/4 to select a mode and then press [MENU/SET]. Item Description of settings This mode allows you to take close-up pictures of a subject, e.g. when taking pictures of flowers. You can take pictures of a subject as close as 5 cm (0.17 feet) from the lens by pressing the ([AF Macro]) zoom button upmost to Wide (1k).

  • Page 62: Taking Pictures With The Self-timer

    Recording ñ· ¿ [Rec] Mode: Taking Pictures with the Self-timer Press 2 [ë]. Press 3/4 to select a mode and then press [MENU/SET]. Item Description of settings Picture is taken after 10 seconds. • Self-timer cannot be set to 10 seconds in [Self Portrait] in Scene Mode.

  • Page 63: Compensating The Exposure

    Recording · ¿ [Rec] Mode: Compensating the Exposure Use this function when you cannot achieve appropriate exposure due to the difference in brightness between the subject and the background. Look at the following examples. Underexposed Properly exposed Overexposed Compensate the exposure Compensate the exposure towards positive.

  • Page 64: Taking Pictures Using Auto Bracket

    Recording · ¿ [Rec] Mode: Taking Pictures Using Auto Bracket In this mode, 3 pictures are automatically recorded in the selected Exposure Compensation range each time the shutter button is pressed. You can select the picture with the desired exposure from the 3 pictures with different exposures. With Auto Bracket d1 EV 1st picture 2nd picture...

  • Page 65: Take The Outdoors Scene Expressively

    Recording [Rec] Mode: Take the Outdoors Scene Expressively By setting the [Rec] Mode to [ ], [ ], [ ] or [ ] pictures can be taken more effectively matching the conditions such as sports, snow, beach & snorkeling. Note •...

  • Page 66: [beach & Snorkeling]

    Recording [Beach & Snorkeling] This is optimal for taking pictures underwater and at the beach. Depth meter will automatically operate. It can be a rough indication of how deep you have gone underwater. Make sure to perform [Depth indicator] in [GPS/Sensor] menu to set the depth meter before you dive underwater.

  • Page 67

    Recording ∫ About the screen display underwater A Depth meter • Depth meter will display the depth up to 12 m (40 feet) in 3 levels. You are approaching a depth of 12 m (40 feet), which is When the third level is flashing the diving limit of this unit.

  • Page 68: [underwater]

    Recording [Underwater] This is optimal for taking pictures underwater deeper than 12 m (40 feet) by the use of the marine case (DMW-MCFT3; optional) ¢ This camera has a waterproof/dustproof function equivalent to “IP68”. It is possible to take pictures in 12 m (40 feet) depth for 60 minutes. Fixing the focus underwater (AF Lock) You can fix the focus before taking a picture with AF lock.

  • Page 69: Taking Pictures That Match The Scene Being Recorded (scene Mode)

    Recording ¿ [Rec] Mode: Taking Pictures that Match the Scene Being Recorded (Scene Mode) When you select a Scene Mode to match the subject and recording situation, the camera sets the optimal exposure and hue to obtain the desired picture. Press [MODE].

  • Page 70: [soft Skin]

    Recording [Soft Skin] When taking pictures of people outdoors during the day, this mode enables the texture of their skin to appear even softer than with [Portrait]. (It is effective when taking pictures of people from the chest up.) ∫ Technique for Soft Skin Mode To make this mode more effective: 1 Press and hold down the zoom button as far as possible to Tele.

  • Page 71: [panorama Assist]

    Recording [Panorama Assist] You can take pictures with connections suitable for creating panorama images. ∫ Setting the recording direction Press 3/4 to select the recording direction and then press [MENU/SET]. • The horizontal/vertical guideline will be displayed. Take the picture. •...

  • Page 72: [night Scenery]

    Recording [Night Scenery] This allows you to take vivid pictures of the nightscape. Note • We recommend using a tripod and the self-timer for taking pictures. • Shutter speed may slow down up to 8 seconds. • The shutter may remain closed (max. about 8 sec.) after taking the picture because of signal processing.

  • Page 73: [baby1]/[baby2]

    Recording [Baby1]/[Baby2] This takes pictures of a baby with a healthy complexion. When you use the flash, the light from it is weaker than usual. It is possible to set different birthdays and names for [Baby1] and [Baby2]. You can select to have these appear at the time of playback, or have them stamped on the recorded image using [Text Stamp] (P127).

  • Page 74: [high Sens.]

    Recording [High Sens.] This mode minimises the jitter of the subjects, and enables you to take pictures of these subjects in dimly lit rooms. ∫ Picture size and aspect ratio Select the picture size of 3M (4:3), 2.5M (3:2), 2M (16:9) or 2.5M (1:1). [Hi-Speed Burst] This is a convenient mode for shooting rapid movement or a decisive moment.

  • Page 75: [flash Burst]

    Recording [Flash Burst] Still pictures are taken continuously with flash. It is convenient to take continuous still pictures in dark places. ∫ Picture size and aspect ratio Select the picture size of 3M (4:3), 2.5M (3:2), 2M (16:9) or 2.5M (1:1). •...

  • Page 76: [pin Hole]

    Recording [Pin Hole] Picture is taken darker and with soft focus around the subjects. Note • Face Detection may not operate normally in the dark areas around the edges of the screen. [Film Grain] Picture is taken with a grainy texture as though blasted with sand. [High Dynamic] You can use this mode to easily record pictures in which bright and dark regions of the scene are expressed with suitable brightness when looking into the sun, at night, or in...

  • Page 77: Taking 3d Pictures (3d Photo Mode)

    Recording [Rec] mode: Taking 3D pictures (3D Photo Mode) Pictures are recorded continuously while moving the camera horizontally, two pictures selected automatically are combined to make a single 3D picture. To view 3D pictures, a television that supports 3D is required (This unit will playback in 2D).

  • Page 78: Taking A Picture With Face Recognition Function

    Recording ñ· ¿ [Rec] Mode: Recording Taking a Picture with Face Recognition Function Face Recognition is a function which finds a face resembling a registered face and prioritises focus and exposure automatically. Even if the person is located towards the back or on the end of a line in a group photo, the camera can still take a clear picture.

  • Page 79: Face Settings

    Recording Face Settings You can register information such as names and birthdays for face images of up to 6 people. Registration can be facilitated by taking multiple face images of each person. (up to 3 pictures/registration) ∫ Point of recording when registering the face images (Good example for •...

  • Page 80

    Recording Registering face image of new person Select [Face Recog.] on the [Rec] Mode menu and then press [MENU/ SET]. (P44) Press 3/4 to select [MEMORY] and then press [MENU/SET]. Press 3/4/2/1 to select the Face Recognition frame that is not registered, and then press [MENU/SET].

  • Page 81

    Recording Select item to edit with 3/4, and then press [MENU/SET]. • You can register up to 3 face images. Item Description of settings It is possible to register names. Press 4 to select [SET] and then press [MENU/SET]. Enter the name. [Name] •...

  • Page 82

    Recording Change or delete the information for a registered person You can modify the pictures or information of an already registered person. You can also delete the information of the registered person. Select [Face Recog.] from the [Rec] Mode menu, and then press [MENU/SET]. (P44) Press 4 to select [MEMORY] and press [MENU/SET].

  • Page 83: Recording Using The Gps Function

    Recording ñ· ¿ [Rec] Mode: Recording using the GPS function ∫ About the GPS This is an abbreviation for “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 84: Acquiring Of The Gps Information

    Recording Acquiring of the GPS information Positioning is started once the GPS function is started, and acquired location name information and other information can be stored in the recorded pictures. Select [GPS Setting] from the [GPS/Sensor] menu. (P44) Press 3/4 to select [ON] or [ ] and then press [MENU/SET].

  • Page 85

    Recording ∫ About the GPS information display screen • An icon displaying the positioning status is displayed in the recording screen when the GPS is started up. A Location name information Icon displaying the Elapsed time after successful positioning positioning status Within the last 5 minutes Between 5 minutes and 1 hour ago Between 1 hour and 2 hours ago...

  • Page 86: Update The Gps Information

    Recording 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. Select [Repositioning] from the [GPS/Sensor] menu, and then press [MENU/SET].

  • Page 87: Change The Recorded Place Name Information

    Recording Change the recorded place name information When the information acquired by the positioning is different from the current location, it is possible to change it by selecting the desired location name or landmark from the selectable candidates registered in the database of this unit. Select [GPS Area Select] from the [GPS/Sensor] menu.

  • Page 88: Switch Between Displaying And Hiding The Location Name Information

    Recording Switch between displaying and hiding the location name information Switches the displaying and hiding of the location name information displayed on the screen. Select [Area Info. Set] from the [GPS/Sensor] menu. (P44) Press 3/4 to select the item to change, and then press [MENU/SET]. Select [ON] for the items to display and [OFF] for the items not to display by pressing , and then press [MENU/SET].

  • Page 89: Automatically Correct The Clock Using Gps Function

    Recording Automatically correct the clock using GPS function Clock of the camera is automatically corrected to the time of the current location utilising the date and time information received from the GPS satellites. The clock is automatically set to local time when you travel to countries or regions with a time difference and the positioning is successful.

  • Page 90: Measure Bearing, Altitude And Atmospheric Pressure

    Recording ñ· ¿ [Rec] Mode: Measure bearing, altitude and atmospheric pressure It is possible to display or store in recorded pictures the environmental information of the recording location utilising the built-in compass, altimeter, and barometer. To display the compass, altimeter, and barometer, set [GPS Setting] to [ON] or [ Select [GPS Setting] from the [GPS/ Sensor] menu.

  • Page 91

    Recording Note • It may not measure correctly when you measure with this unit upside down. • The bearing measurement value may be affected in locations with weak geomagnetism. • It may not measure accurately if close to the following objects: –...

  • Page 92: Altimeter

    Recording Altimeter You can check the altitude of the current location. • Displaying range is j600 m (–2000 feet) to 9000 m (30000 feet). • There are the following 2 ways to display altitude value: – Sea level altitude (absolute altitude from sea level) –...

  • Page 93: Barometer

    Recording Barometer This can be used as a rough indication to understand the 1013hPa 1013hPa 1013hPa trend of weather change during mountain climbing or camping, etc. With the most current atmospheric pressure as 10 hPa a reference, it is displayed on the graph within the range of ¢...

  • Page 94: Useful Functions At Travel Destinations

    Recording ñ· ¿ [Rec] Mode: Useful Functions at Travel Destinations Recording which Day of the Vacation and the Location of the Vacation ([Travel Date]) For details on the [Setup] menu settings, refer to P44. If you set the departure date or the travel destination of the vacation in advance, the number of days that have passed since the departure date (which day of the vacation it is) is recorded when you take the picture.

  • Page 95

    Recording Enter the location. • “ ” For details on how to enter characters, refer to Entering Text on P115. • Exit the menu after it is set. ∫ Cancelling the travel date The travel date is automatically cancelled if the current date is after the return date. If you want to cancel the travel date before the end of the vacation, select [OFF] on the screen shown in step .

  • Page 96: Recording Dates/times At Overseas Travel Destinations ([world Time])

    Recording Recording Dates/Times at Overseas Travel Destinations ([World Time]) For details on the [Setup] menu settings, refer to P44. You can display the local times at the travel destinations and record them on the pictures you take. • Select [Clock Set] to set the current date and time in advance. (P27) Select [World Time] from the [Setup] menu, and then press [MENU/ SET].

  • Page 97: Using The [rec] Mode Menu

    Recording Using the [Rec] Mode Menu [Aspect Ratio] For details on [Rec] Mode menu settings, refer to P44. This allows you to select the aspect ratio of the pictures to suit printing or the playback method. · ¿ Applicable modes: [Aspect Ratio] of a 4:3 TV [Y] [Aspect Ratio] of a 35 mm film camera [W] [Aspect Ratio] of a high-definition TV, etc.

  • Page 98

    Recording When the aspect ratio is [W]. (9M) 4000k2248 pixels ¢ 3264k1840 pixels ¢ (3.5M 2560k1440 pixels ¢ 1920k1080 pixels ¢ (0.2M 640k360 pixels When the aspect ratio is [ (9M) 2992k2992 pixels ¢ 2448k2448 pixels ¢ (3.5M 1920k1920 pixels ¢...

  • Page 99: [quality]

    Recording [Quality] For details on [Rec] Mode menu settings, refer to P44. Set the compression rate at which the pictures are to be stored. · ¿ Applicable modes: Fine (when giving priority to the picture quality) [›] Standard (when using the standard picture quality and increasing the number of pictures to be recorded without changing the number of pixels) Note •...

  • Page 100: [sensitivity]

    Recording [Sensitivity] For details on [Rec] Mode menu settings, refer to P44. This allows the sensitivity to light (ISO sensitivity) to be set. Setting to a higher number enables pictures to be taken even in dark places without the resulting pictures coming out dark.

  • Page 101: [white Balance]

    Recording [White Balance] For details on [Rec] Mode menu settings, refer to P44. In sunlight, under incandescent lights or in other such conditions where the colour of white takes on a reddish or bluish tinge, this item adjusts to the colour of white which is closest to what is seen by the eye in accordance with the light source.

  • Page 102

    Recording Setting the White Balance manually Set the White Balance value. Use to match the condition when taking photographs. Select [Ó] and then press [MENU/SET]. Aim the camera at a sheet of white paper etc. so that the frame in the centre is filled by the white object only and then press [MENU/SET].

  • Page 103: [af Mode]

    Recording [AF Mode] For details on [Rec] Mode menu settings, refer to P44. This allows the focusing method that suits the positions and number of the subjects to be selected. · ¿ Applicable modes: [š]: Face Detection The camera automatically detects the person’s face. The focus and exposure can then be adjusted to fit the face no matter what portion of the picture it is in.

  • Page 104

    Recording ∫ About [š] (Face Detection) The following AF area frames are displayed when the camera detects the faces. Yellow: When the shutter button is pressed halfway, the frame turns green when the camera is focused. White: Displayed when more than one face is detected. Other faces that are the same distance away as faces within the yellow AF areas are also focused.

  • Page 105: [quick Af]

    Recording [Quick AF] For details on [Rec] Mode menu settings, refer to P44. As long as the camera is held steady, the camera will automatically adjust the focus and focus adjustment will then be quicker when the shutter is pressed. This is useful when you do not want to miss a picture-taking opportunity.

  • Page 106: [min. Shtr Speed]

    Recording [Min. Shtr Speed] For details on [Rec] Mode menu settings, refer to P44. You can take bright pictures in dark places by setting [Min. Shtr Speed] slower. Also, you can set it faster to reduce the blur of the subject. ·...

  • Page 107: [digital Zoom]

    Recording [Digital Zoom] For details on [Rec] Mode menu settings, refer to P44. This can enlarge subjects even more than the Optical Zoom, Extra Optical Zoom or [i.ZOOM]. · ¿ Applicable modes: [ON]/[OFF] Note • Refer to for details. • The setting is fixed to [ON] in Macro Zoom Mode.

  • Page 108: [color Mode]

    Recording [Color Mode] For details on [Rec] Mode menu settings, refer to P44. Using these modes, the pictures can be made sharper or softer, the colours of the pictures can be turned into sepia colours or other colour effects can be achieved. ñ·...

  • Page 109: [red-eye Removal]

    Recording [Red-Eye Removal] For details on [Rec] Mode menu settings, refer to P44. ·¿ Applicable modes: [ON]/[OFF] Note • Refer to for details. [Stabilizer] For details on [Rec] Mode menu settings, refer to P44. Using this mode, jitter during picture taking is detected, and the camera automatically compensates for the jitter, enabling jitter-free images to be taken.

  • Page 110: [date Stamp]

    Recording [Date Stamp] For details on [Rec] Mode menu settings, refer to P44. You can take a picture with date and time of recording. · ¿ Applicable modes: [W/O TIME] Stamp the year, month, and day. [WITH TIME] Stamp the year, month, day, hour, and minutes. [OFF] —...

  • Page 111: Using The [motion Picture] Mode Menu

    Recording Using the [Motion Picture] Mode menu [Rec Mode] For details on [Motion Picture] Mode menu settings, refer to P44. This sets up the data format of motion pictures. ñ· ¿ Applicable modes: [AVCHD]] • Select this format to record HD (high definition) video for playback on your HDTV using an HDMI connection.

  • Page 112: [rec Quality]

    (This Site is English only.) • To play back AVCHD motion pictures recorded with this unit on Panasonic Blu-ray Disc Players (DMP-BD30/DMP-BD31/DMP-BD50) it is necessary to update the firmware of the Blu-ray Disc Player. You can download the latest firmware version from the following website.

  • Page 113: [active Mode]

    Recording [Active Mode] For details on [Motion Picture] Mode menu settings, refer to P44. In addition to the optical image stabilizer, the electronic image stabilizer is used, further decreasing the jitter of the image when recording motion picture while walking, etc. ·...

  • Page 114: [wind Cut]

    Recording [Wind Cut] For details on [Motion Picture] Mode menu settings, refer to P44. This reduces the wind noise in the audio recording. · ¿ Applicable modes: [ON]/[OFF] Note • Sound quality will be different than usual when [Wind Cut] is set. [LED Light] For details on [Motion Picture] Mode menu settings, refer to P44.

  • Page 115: Entering Text

    Recording Entering Text It is possible to enter babies’ and pets’ names and the names of travel destinations when recording. (Only alphabetical characters and symbols can be entered.) Display the entry screen. • You can display the entry screen via the following operations. –...

  • Page 116: Playback/editing

    Playback/Editing ¸ [Playback] Mode: Playback/Editing Creating Still Pictures from a Motion Picture You can create a single still picture from a recorded motion picture. Press 3 to pause motion picture playback. Press [MENU/SET]. • Confirmation screen is displayed. It is executed when [Yes] is selected. Exit the menu after it is executed.

  • Page 117: Various Methods To Playback

    Playback/Editing ¸ [Playback] Mode: Various methods to playback You can playback the recorded pictures in various methods. Press [(]. Press [MODE]. Press 3/4/2/1 to select item, and then press [MENU/SET]. Item Settings [Normal Play] (P34) All the images are played back. [Slide Show] (P118) Images are played back in sequence.

  • Page 118: [slide Show]

    Playback/Editing [Slide Show] Recorded pictures can be played back in fixed intervals in order along with music. It is also possible to playback only the still pictures, only the motion pictures, only the 3D pictures, or pictures recorded with GPS function by the location names, etc., as a slide show. This method of playback is recommended when connecting to a TV and viewing the pictures.

  • Page 119

    Playback/Editing ∫ Changing the slide show settings You can change the settings for Slide Show Playback by selecting [Effect] or [Setup] on the slide show menu screen. [Effect] This allows you to select the screen effects or music effects when switching from one picture to the next.

  • Page 120: [filtering Play]

    Playback/Editing [Filtering Play] Pictures are classified into only still pictures, only motion pictures, or only 3D pictures etc., and played back. Item Description of settings [Picture Only] Only still pictures are played back. Only motion pictures are played back. [Video Only] [3D Play] Only 3D pictures are played back.

  • Page 121

    Playback/Editing ∫ About the categories to be sorted It will be sorted as following when [Category Selection] is set. Recording information e.g. Scene Modes ¢ [Face Recog.] [Portrait], [i-Portrait], [Soft Skin], [Transform], [Self Portrait], [Night Portrait], [i-Night Portrait], [Baby1]/[Baby2], [i-Baby] [Scenery], [i-Scenery], [Sunset], [i-Sunset], [Aerial Photo] [Night Portrait], [i-Night Portrait], [Night Scenery], [i-Night Scenery], [Handheld Night Shot], [Starry Sky]...

  • Page 122: [calendar]

    Playback/Editing [Calendar] You can display pictures by recording date. Press 3/4/2/1 to select the date to be played back. • If there were no pictures recorded during a month, that month is not displayed. Press [MENU/SET] to display the pictures that were recorded on the selected date.

  • Page 123: Using The [playback] Mode Menu

    Playback/Editing ¸ [Playback] Mode: Using the [Playback] Mode menu You can setup pictures to be uploaded to image sharing sites and perform editing like cropping recorded pictures, as well as set up the protection of recorded images, etc. • With [Text Stamp], [Resize] or [Cropping] a new edited picture is created. A new picture cannot be created if there is no free space on the built-in memory or the card so we recommend checking that there is free space and then editing the picture.

  • Page 124

    Playback/Editing ∫ Upload to the image sharing sites An upload tool built-in to the camera “LUMIX Image Uploader” is automatically copied to the card when you setup [Upload Set]. Perform the upload operation after connecting the camera to a PC (P149). For details, refer to P152.

  • Page 125: [title Edit]

    Playback/Editing [Title Edit] You can add text (comments) to pictures. After text has been registered, it can be stamped in prints using [Text Stamp] (P127). Select [Title Edit] on the [Playback] Mode menu. (P44) Press 3/4 to select [SINGLE] or [MULTI] and then press [MENU/ SET].

  • Page 126: [place-name Edit]

    The contents of the edit are copied to the selected pictures. • Exit the menu after it is executed. Note • Pictures recorded using Panasonic cameras (LUMIX) with the GPS function released in or before 2010 cannot be edited. - 126 -...

  • Page 127: [text Stamp]

    Playback/Editing [Text Stamp] You can stamp the recording date/time, name, location, travel date, the location name or landmark name stored by the GPS function, etc., onto the recorded pictures. Select [Text Stamp] on the [Playback] Mode menu. (P44) Press 3/4 to select [SINGLE] or [MULTI] and then press [MENU/ SET].

  • Page 128

    Playback/Editing Press 3/4 to select the settings, and then press [MENU/SET]. Item Setting item [W/O TIME]: Stamp the year, month and date. [WITH TIME]: [Shooting Date] Stamp the year, month, day, hour and minutes. [OFF] Name registered in Face Recognition will be stamped.

  • Page 129

    Playback/Editing Press [ Press 3 to select [OK], and then press [MENU/SET]. • Confirmation screen is displayed. It is executed when [Yes] is selected. Exit the menu after it is executed. Note • When you print pictures stamped with text, the date will be printed over the stamped text if you specify printing of the date at the photo shop or on the printer.

  • Page 130: [video Divide]

    Playback/Editing [Video Divide] Recorded motion picture can be d in two. It is recommended for when you want to divide a part you need with a part you do not need. divide It cannot be restored once divided. Select [Video Divide] on the [Playback] Mode menu. (P44) Press 2/1 to select the motion picture to divide, and then press [MENU/SET].

  • Page 131: [resize]

    Playback/Editing [Resize] To allow easy posting to web pages, attachment to e-mail etc., picture size (number of pixels) is reduced. Select [Resize] on the [Playback] Mode menu. (P44) Press 3/4 to select [SINGLE] or [MULTI] and then press [MENU/ SET]. Select the picture and size.

  • Page 132: [cropping]

    Playback/Editing [Cropping] You can enlarge and then crop the important part of the recorded picture. Select [Cropping] on the [Playback] Mode menu. (P44) Press 2/1 to select the picture, and then press [MENU/SET]. Use the zoom button and press 3/4/2/1 to select the parts to be cropped.

  • Page 133: [favorite]

    Playback/Editing [Favorite] You can do the following if a mark has been added to pictures and they have been set as favourites. • Play back only the pictures set as favourites. ([Favorite] in [Filtering Play]) • Play back the pictures set as favourites only as a slide show. •...

  • Page 134: [print Set]

    Playback/Editing [Print Set] DPOF “Digital Print Order Format” is a system that allows the user to select which pictures to print, how many copies of each picture to print and whether or not to print the recording date on the pictures when using a DPOF compatible photo printer or photo printing store. For details, ask at your photo printing store.

  • Page 135

    Playback/Editing ∫ Cancelling all the [Print Set] settings Select [Print Set] on the [Playback] Mode menu. Press 3/4 to select [CANCEL] and then press [MENU/SET]. • Confirmation screen is displayed. It is executed when [Yes] is selected. Exit the menu after it is executed. ∫...

  • Page 136: [protect]

    Playback/Editing [Protect] You can set protection for pictures you do not want to be deleted by mistake. Select [Protect] on the [Playback] Mode menu. (P44) Press 3/4 to select [SINGLE] or [MULTI] and then press [MENU/ SET]. [SINGLE] [MULTI] Select the picture, and then press [MENU/SET].

  • Page 137: [face Rec Edit]

    Playback/Editing [Face Rec Edit] You can delete or change the information relating to Face Recognition for the selected picture. Select [Face Rec Edit] on the [Playback] Mode menu. (P44) Press 3/4 to select [REPLACE] or [DELETE] and then press [MENU/ SET].

  • Page 138: [copy]

    Playback/Editing [Copy] You can copy the data of the pictures you have taken from the built-in memory to a card or from a card to the built-in memory. Select [Copy] on the [Playback] Mode menu. (P44) Press 3/4 to select the copy destination and then press [MENU/ SET].

  • Page 139: Connecting To Other Equipment

    Connecting to other equipment ¸ [Playback] Mode: Connecting to other equipment Playing Back Pictures on a TV Screen Playing back pictures using the AV cable (supplied) Preparations: Set the [TV Aspect]. (P51) Turn this unit and the TV off. 1 Yellow: to the video input socket 2 White: to the audio input socket A Align the marks, and insert.

  • Page 140: Playing Back Pictures On A Tv With An Sd Memory Card Slot

    Depending on the TV model, pictures may not be displayed on the full screen. • Motion pictures recorded with [AVCHD] can be played back on Panasonic TVs (VIERA) with the AVCHD logo mark. In all other cases, connect the camera to the TV using the AV cable (supplied) and playback the motion picture.

  • Page 141

    Depending on the [Aspect Ratio], bands may be displayed on the top and bottom or the left and right of the pictures. • Do not use any other cables except a genuine Panasonic HDMI micro cable (RP-CHEU15; optional). Part numbers: RP-CHEU15 (1.5 m) (5 feet) •...

  • Page 142

    What is the VIERA Link? • This function allows you to use your remote control for the Panasonic TV for easy operations when this unit has been connected to a VIERA Link compatible device using a HDMI micro cable (optional) for automatic linked operations. (Not all operations are possible.)

  • Page 143

    Available linked operations between this unit and a Panasonic TV is different depending on the types of Panasonic TVs even if they are compatible with VIERA Link. Refer to the operating instructions of the TV for the operations that support on the TV.

  • Page 144: Playing Back 3d Pictures

    3D allows you to enjoy 3D pictures for extra impact. It is also possible to playback the recorded 3D pictures by inserting an SD card into the 3D compatible television with an SD card slot. (This site is English only.) Preparations: Set [3D Playback] (P52)

  • Page 145: Saving 3d Pictures

    Connecting to other equipment Note • When a picture recorded in 3D is displayed on the LCD monitor of this unit, it is played back in 2D (conventional image). • A black screen is displayed for a few seconds when switching back and forth playback of 3D pictures and 2D pictures.

  • Page 146: Saving The Recorded Still Pictures And Motion Pictures

    File formats that can be used: [JPEG], [AVCHD] It is possible to copy onto Blu-ray disc, DVD disc, or hard disk by inserting an SD card with still pictures and motion pictures recorded by this unit into a Panasonic Blu-ray Disc Recorder or DVD Recorder.

  • Page 147: Copy The Playback Image Using An Av Cable

    Connecting to other equipment Copy the playback image using an AV cable File formats that can be used: [AVCHD], [Motion JPEG] Copy images played back with this unit to Blu-ray disc, DVD disc, hard disk, or video using a Blu-ray Disc Recorder, DVD recorder, or video. This can be played back with equipment that is not compatible with high definition (AVCHD), so it is convenient for distributing copies.

  • Page 148: Copying To A Pc Using "photofunstudio

    Connecting to other equipment Copying to a PC using “PHOTOfunSTUDIO” File formats that can be used: [JPEG], [MPO], [AVCHD], [Motion JPEG] It is possible to acquire still pictures and motion pictures recorded in [AVCHD] or [Motion JPEG] formats, or create conventional standard quality DVD video from the motion picture that was recorded as [AVCHD], using “PHOTOfunSTUDIO”...

  • Page 149: Connecting To A Pc

    (Doing so will cause recorded images to be erased so do not choose to format.) If the card is not recognised, please refer to the below support site. • You can easily print out or mail the pictures you have imported. Use of the “PHOTOfunSTUDIO”...

  • Page 150

    Connecting to other equipment Acquiring of still pictures and [Motion JPEG] motion pictures (other than [AVCHD] motion pictures) Preparations: Turn on the camera and the PC. Remove the card before using the pictures in the built-in memory. A USB connection cable (supplied) •...

  • Page 151

    Connecting to other equipment ∫ Viewing the contents of the built-in memory or card using the PC (folder composition) For Windows: A drive ([Removable Disk]) is displayed in [My Computer] For Macintosh: A drive ([LUMIX], [NO_NAME] or [Untitled]) is displayed on the desktop DCIM: Images...

  • Page 152: Uploading The Images To Sharing Sites

    Connecting to other equipment ∫ Disconnecting the USB connection cable safely • Proceed with the hardware removal using “Safely Remove Hardware” on the task tray of the PC. If the icon is not displayed, check that [Access] is not displayed on the LCD monitor of the digital camera before removing the hardware.

  • Page 153: Printing The Pictures

    Connecting to other equipment Printing the Pictures If you connect the camera to a printer supporting PictBridge, you can select the pictures to be printed out and instruct that printing be started from the camera’s LCD monitor. • Some printers can print directly from the card removed from the camera. For details, refer to the operating instructions of your printer.

  • Page 154: Selecting A Single Picture And Printing It

    Connecting to other equipment Selecting a single picture and printing it PictBridge Press 2/1 to select the picture and then press [MENU/SET]. Multi Print Multi Print Multi Print Select Select Select Print Print Print Press 3 to select [Print start] and then press [MENU/SET].

  • Page 155: Print Settings

    Connecting to other equipment Print Settings Select and set the items both on the screen in step of the “Selecting a single picture and printing it” and in step of the “Selecting multiple pictures and printing them” procedures. • When you want to print pictures in a paper size or a layout which is not supported by the camera, set [Paper Size] or [Page Layout] to [{] and then set the paper size or the layout on the printer.

  • Page 156

    Connecting to other equipment [Paper Size] Item Description of settings Settings on the printer are prioritised. [L/3.5qk5q] 89 mmk127 mm [2L/5qk7q] 127 mmk178 mm [POSTCARD] 100 mmk148 mm [16:9] 101.6 mmk180.6 mm [A4] 210 mmk297 mm [A3] 297 mmk420 mm [10k15cm] 100 mmk150 mm [4qk6q]...

  • Page 157: Screen Display

    Others Others Screen Display ∫ In Recording Recording in Normal Picture Mode [!] (Initial setting) Recording Mode 1 2 3 4 5 6 REC MODE (P111)/Recording quality (P112) Picture size (P97) Quality (P99) Flash Mode (P58) Optical Image Stabilizer (P109)/ : Jitter alert (P31)

  • Page 158

    Others ∫ In Recording (after settings) 16 17 19 20 16 Spot AF area (P103) 17 Wind Cut (P114) 18 Motion Deblur (P40) 19 White Balance (P101) 20 Colour Mode (P108) 21 AF Macro Mode (P61) : Macro Zoom Mode (P61) 3s 3s 3s 22 Burst (P107)/...

  • Page 159

    Others ∫ In Playback 1 2 3 4 6 7 8 Playback Mode (P117) Protected picture (P136) Favourites (P133) Date/Text stamped display (P110, 127) 100-0001 100-0001 100-0001 3s 3s 3s 3s Colour Mode (P108) Picture size (P97) Quality (P99) Battery indication (P19) Picture number/Total pictures 10:00...

  • Page 160: Cautions For Use

    12 m (40 feet) depth for 60 minutes. ¢1 This means that the camera can be used underwater for specified time in specified pressure in accordance with the handling method established by Panasonic. This does not guarantee no destruction, no malfunction, or waterproofing in all conditions.

  • Page 161

    Others Optimal use of the camera Keep this unit as far away as possible from electromagnetic equipment (such as microwave ovens, TVs, video games etc.). • If you use this unit on top of or near a TV, the pictures and/or sound on this unit may be disrupted by electromagnetic wave radiation.

  • Page 162

    Others Cleaning Before cleaning the camera, remove the battery or the DC coupler (optional), or disconnect the power plug from the outlet. Then wipe the camera with a dry soft cloth. • When the camera is soiled badly, it can be cleaned by wiping the dirt off with a wrung wet cloth, and then with a dry cloth.

  • Page 163

    Others Battery The battery is a rechargeable lithium ion battery. Its ability to generate power comes from the chemical reaction that takes place inside it. This reaction is susceptible to the surrounding temperature and humidity. If the temperature is too high or too low, the operating time of the battery will become shorter.

  • Page 164

    Others About 3D ∫ About 3D viewing Anyone who is hypersensitive to light, suffers from heart disease or is otherwise unwell should avoid viewing 3D pictures. • Doing so may have an adverse affect on such medical conditions. If you feel tired, uncomfortable or otherwise strange when viewing 3D pictures, stop viewing at once.

  • Page 165

    Information including personal information may be altered or vanish due to erroneous operation, effect of static electricity, accident, malfunction, repair, or other handlings. Please note in advance that Panasonic is not liable in any way for any direct or indirect damage from the alteration or vanishing of information or personal information.

  • Page 166

    About the picture data • Recorded data may be damaged or lost if the camera breaks down due to inappropriate handling. Panasonic will not be liable for any damage suffered due to loss of recorded data. About tripods or unipods •...

  • Page 167

    No Warranty. This data is provided to you as is, and you agree to use it at your own risk. Panasonic Corporation and its licensors (and their licensors and suppliers) make no guarantees,...

  • Page 168


  • Page 169

    Others Notices related to licensed software copyright holders © 2010 NAVTEQ. All rights reserved. This service uses POI (Points Of Interest) of ZENRIN CO., LTD. “POWERED BY ZENRIN” is a trademark of ZENRIN CO., LTD. © 2011 ZENRIN CO., LTD. All rights reserved. ©...

  • Page 170

    Others ∫ Landmark types The following points of interest, such as tourist spots and public facilities, are displayed as landmarks. • About 1,000,000 landmarks are registered, but some landmarks are not registered. (Current as of December 2010. Will not be updated.) Botanical garden Aquarium Amusement park...

  • Page 171: Message Display

    Others Message Display Confirmation messages or error messages will be displayed on the screen in some cases. The major messages are described below as examples. [GPS feature is not available in this region.] • The GPS may not operate in China or close to the Chinese border in neighbouring countries. (As of December 2010) [This picture is protected] >...

  • Page 172

    Others [Memory card error. This card cannot be used in this camera. Format this card?] • It is a format that cannot be used with this unit. > Insert a different card. > Format the card again with the camera after saving necessary data on a PC etc. (P53) Data will be deleted.

  • Page 173

    [This battery cannot be used] • The battery cannot be recognised by the camera. > Use a genuine Panasonic battery. If this message is displayed even when a genuine Panasonic battery is used, contact the dealer or your nearest Service Centre. •...

  • Page 174: Troubleshooting

    Others Troubleshooting First, try out the following procedures (P174–185). If the problem is not resolved, it may be improved by selecting [Reset] (P50) on the [Setup] menu when taking pictures. Battery and power source The camera cannot be operated even when it is turned on. The camera turns off immediately after it is turned on.

  • Page 175

    Others About the GPS Positioning is not possible. • [GPS Setting] is set to [OFF]. (P84) • Radio waves from GPS satellites may not be received depending on the recording environment, such as indoors or close to a building. (P83) >...

  • Page 176

    Others Recording The picture cannot be recorded. • Is the mode set to Recording Mode? (P29) • Is there any memory remaining on the built-in memory or the card? > Delete the pictures which are not necessary to increase the available memory. (P42) •...

  • Page 177

    Others The recorded picture is blurred. The Optical Image Stabilizer is not effective. > The shutter speed becomes slower when pictures are taken in dark places so hold the camera firmly with both hands to take the pictures. (P31) > When taking pictures at a slow shutter speed, use the Self-timer. (P62) Taking pictures using Auto Bracket is not possible.

  • Page 178

    Others Motion Picture Recording stops in the middle. • Use a card with SD Speed Class with “Class 4” or higher when recording motion pictures in [AVCHD]. Also, use a card with SD Speed Class with “Class 6” or higher when recording motion pictures in [Motion JPEG].

  • Page 179

    Others LCD monitor The LCD monitor becomes darker or brighter for a moment. • This phenomenon appears when you press the shutter button halfway to set the aperture value and does not affect the recorded pictures. • This phenomenon also appears when the brightness changes when the camera is zoomed or when the camera is moved.

  • Page 180

    Others Flash The flash is not activated. • Is the flash setting set to [Œ]? > Change the flash setting. (P58) • Flash Mode is not available when Auto Bracket (P64) or [Burst] (P107) in the [Rec] Mode menu has been set. Flash is activated several times.

  • Page 181

    AVCHD. Some AVCHD compatible devices may not be able to play them correctly. > Motion pictures recorded with [GFS], [GS] of [AVCHD] cannot be played back with the Panasonic digital camera (LUMIX) compatible with AVCHD sold on or before 2010. - 181 -...

  • Page 182

    Others TV, PC and printer The picture does not appear on the television. • Is the camera connected to the TV correctly? > Set the TV input to External Input Mode. The display areas on the TV screen and the camera’s LCD monitor are different. •...

  • Page 183

    The card is not recognised by the PC. (SDXC memory card is used) > Check if your PC is compatible with SDXC memory cards. > A message prompting to format the card may be displayed when connecting, but do not format.

  • Page 184

    Others Others [Precautions] is displayed repeatedly whenever the power is turned on. • Press [MENU/SET] after viewing the last screen (12/12) of the [Precautions]. For details, refer to P9. An unreadable language was selected by mistake. > Press [MENU/SET], select the [Setup] menu icon [ ].

  • Page 185

    Others The lens clicks. • When the brightness changes due to zoom or camera movement etc., the lens may click and the picture on the screen may drastically change. However, the picture is not affected. The sound is caused by the automatic adjustment of the aperture. This is not a malfunction. The clock is reset.

  • Page 186

    Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC in the United States and other countries. • HDAVI Control™ is a trademark of Panasonic Corporation. • QuickTime and the QuickTime logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Apple Inc., used under license therefrom.

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