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PANASONIC Lumix DMC-FT20 Basic Operating Instructions Manual

Digital camera model no. dmc-ft20.
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Before use, please read these instructions completely.
Model number suffix "EB" denotes UK model.
EB
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: http://www.panasonic-europe.com
DMC-FT20
Model No.
VQT4A91
F0112HY0

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  • Page 1: Basic Operating Instructions, Digital Camera

    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: http://www.panasonic-europe.com Model number suffix “EB” denotes UK model. VQT4A91 F0112HY0...

  • 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: Caution For Ac Mains Lead

     IMPORTANT Caution for AC mains lead The wires in this mains lead are coloured For your safety, please read the following in accordance with the following code: text carefully. Blue: Neutral, Brown: Live. This appliance is supplied with a moulded As these colours may not correspond with the coloured markings identifying the three pin mains plug for your safety and...

  • Page 4: About The Battery Pack

    ∫ About the battery pack CAUTION • Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the type recommended by the manufacturer. • When disposing the batteries, please contact your local authorities or dealer and ask for the correct method of disposal. •...

  • Page 5: Cautions For Use

    ∫ Cautions for Use • Do not use any other AV cables except the supplied one. • Do not use any other USB connection cables except the supplied one. 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

    Contents Information for Your Safety..................2 Before Use ........................8 Accessories ........................9 (Important) About the Waterproof/Dustproof and Anti-shock Performance of the Camera ......................11 Names and Functions of Main Parts ................ 17 Charging the Battery....................18 Inserting and Removing the Card (optional)/the Battery ........19 Sequence of operations ....................

  • Page 8: Before Use

    • Contact Panasonic’s Service Centre 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 2012. 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-BCK7E...

  • Page 10: Optional Accessories

    Or go on line through our Internet Accessory ordering application at www.pas-europe.com. • Most major credit and debit cards accepted. • All enquiries transactions and distribution facilities are provided directly by Panasonic UK. • It couldn’t be simpler! • Also available through our Internet is direct shopping for a wide range of finished products.

  • 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 150 cm (5 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’s Service Centre 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’s Service Centre 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 5 m (16 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 5 m (16 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 A and the right way up B and shaking it lightly a few times. • After using the camera at the beach or in water, or after washing it, water may remain around the speaker and microphone for a while and may cause a drop in volume or sound distortion.

  • Page 17: Names And Functions Of Main Parts

    Names and Functions of Main Parts 3 4 5 6 9 10 11 19 18 Flash Side door Motion picture button [(] (Playback) button Shutter button [Q.MENU]/[ ] (Delete/Cancel) Camera [ON/OFF] button button Microphone [DISPLAY] button Self-timer indicator/ [MENU/SET] button AF Assist Lamp Cursor buttons Lens...

  • Page 18: 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)]. Attach the battery paying attention to the direction of the battery.

  • Page 19: 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 20: 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 21: Recording Motion Pictures, Setting The Menu, Deleting 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 is 29 minutes 59 seconds. The maximum available recording time continuously is displayed on the screen. ∫...

  • Page 22: 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 23: Installing Supplied Software

    Installing supplied software • The supplied CD-ROM includes the following software. – PHOTOfunSTUDIO 8.0 SE (Windows XP/Vista/7) – LoiLoScope 30 day full trial version (Windows XP/Vista/7) (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 24: Specifications

    Specifications Digital Camera: Information for your safety Power Source: DC 5.1 V Power Consumption: 1.0 W (When recording) 0.6 W (When playing back) Camera effective 16,100,000 pixels pixels Image sensor 1/2.33q CCD, total pixel number 16,600,000 pixels, Primary colour filter Lens Optical 4k zoom, fl4.5 mm to 18 mm (35 mm film camera equivalent: 25 mm to 100 mm)/F3.9 (Wide) to F5.7 (Tele)

  • Page 25

    Microphone Monaural Speaker Monaural Recording media Built-in Memory (Approx. 70 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” standard)/DPOF corresponding Motion pictures Audio compression format Interface...

  • Page 26

    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 150 cm (5 feet) dropping onto 3 cm (0.1 feet) thick plyboard.

  • Page 27

    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-BCK7E): Information for your safety Voltage/capacity: 3.6 V/680 mAh (ENG) VQT4A91...

  • Page 28

    Additional information may be obtained from MPEG LA, LLC. See http://www.mpegla.com . Pursuant to at the directive 2004/108/EC, article 9(2) Panasonic Testing Centre Panasonic Marketing Europe GmbH Winsbergring 15, 22525 Hamburg, Germany Panasonic Corporation Web Site: http://panasonic.net...

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