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Operating Instructions
for advanced features
Digital Camera
DMC-FT10
Model No.
Before use, please read these instructions completely.
VQT2X62

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  • Page 1: Operating Instructions

    Operating Instructions for advanced features Digital Camera DMC-FT10 Model No. Before use, please read these instructions completely. VQT2X62...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents Application (View) Before use Application (Record) Preparations Quick start guide ........4 Charging the battery ......23 Changing recording information Viewing as list display ..........52 Preparations ..........4 Guidelines for the number of recordable (Multi Playback/Calendar Playback) ... 81 Recording ............5 pictures and recording time ......24 Taking pictures with the self-timer ..

  • Page 3: Quick Start Guide

    Quick start guide To prevent water entering the camera, please be sure to read ‘(Important) About the waterproof/dustproof and anti-shock performance of the camera’ (→8) and Recording ‘Camera care and the waterproof performance’ (→10) before using the camera underwater. ■ Names of main components Preparations : Power button...

  • Page 4: Before Use

    1.5 m (5 feet) onto 3 cm (0.10 feet) thick plywood. • It may impair the waterproof performance. ∗ Panasonic’s test method is based on ‘MIL-STD 810F (Method 516.5-Shock)’ that is described • Do not press the lens or the LCD monitor.

  • Page 5: (important) About The Waterproof/ Dustproof And Anti-shock Performance Of The Camera

    If the camera is subjected to an impact, it is recommended that you contact a Panasonic Service Centre to have the camera inspected (subject to a fee) for its waterproof performance.

  • Page 6: Camera Care And The Waterproof Performance

    ■ The performance of the camera’s rubber seal starts to deteriorate after 1 year. It is recommended that you contact a Panasonic Service Centre at least once a year to have the rubber seal replaced (subject to a fee). ■...

  • Page 7: Causes Of Water Entering The Camera

    : Crack or deformation allows water to enter : Liquid • When the rubber seal attached to the inner side of the card/battery door or terminal cover is cracked or deformed, contact a Panasonic Service Centre. (Continued on next page) VQT2X62 VQT2X62...

  • Page 8

    Camera care and the waterproof performance (Continued) ■ Remove adhered foreign objects with the supplied brush Example of foreign objects on the inner side of the card/battery door : Rubber seal contact area : Brush (supplied) (around the card/battery compartment) : Rubber seal area (around the card/battery door)

  • Page 9: Care After Using The Camera At A Beach Or In The Sea Or A River

    Camera care and the waterproof performance (Continued) ■ About the water drainage structure Care after using the camera at a beach or in the sea or a river The camera has a water drainage structure. Water that enters gaps such as those around the Power Perform the following care procedure within 60 minutes of using the camera at a beach or button or zoom button flows to the outside.

  • Page 10: Standard Accessories

    Standard Accessories Names of parts Check that all the accessories are supplied before using the camera. Microphone (→69) button (→44) ● The accessories and their shape will differ depending on the country or area where the camera was purchased. For details on the accessories, refer to Basic Operating Instructions. Self-timer indicator Shutter button (→42, 69) ●...

  • Page 11: Cursor Button

    Wear it on your hand, and then adjust the length [AV OUT/DIGITAL] socket (→95, 97, 101) [DC IN] socket (→95, 97) • Always use a genuine Panasonic AC adaptor (optional). Cursor button [MENU/SET] Up cursor button (▲) (menu display/set/finish) (→32) •...

  • Page 12: Attaching The Silicone Jacket

    The recommended do not support this function cannot be used). Panasonic cannot in any way procedure is to remove the silicone jacket from the camera, rinse it in water, and then guarantee the quality, performance or safety of batteries which have been wipe off the water droplets with a soft and dry cloth.

  • Page 13: Guidelines For The Number Of Recordable Pictures And Recording Time

    • Temperature: 23 °C/Humidity: 50 %RH when LCD monitor is on. Battery will run out if not used for long periods of time, even after being charged. ● • Using a Panasonic SD Memory Card (32 MB). Charge the battery with the charger indoors (10 °C to 30 °C). ●...

  • Page 14: Inserting And Removing The Card (optional)/the Battery

    Lock the [LOCK] switch by sliding it in the direction of the ● Always use genuine Panasonic batteries. arrow until the red area is no ● If you use other batteries, we cannot guarantee the quality of this longer visible product.

  • Page 15: Picture Save Destination (cards And Built-in Memory)

    Displayed when no card is inserted (pictures will be saved to built-in in memory. memory) ■ Compatible memory cards (optional) Pictures remaining (→118) The following SD standard-based cards (Panasonic brand recommended) When in operation Type of Card Capacity Notes (Card) or (Built-in memory) are illuminated red.

  • Page 16: Setting The Clock

    Setting the Clock The Clock is not set when the camera is shipped. Press the Power button Press ◄► to select the items (year, month, day, hour, minute, display order or time display format), and press ▲▼ to set The power is turned on. If the language select screen is not displayed, Select the proceed to step...

  • Page 17: Setting The Menu

    Refer to the procedure example below when operating the [SETUP] menu, [REC] menu Setting the menu and [PLAYBACK] menu. ■ ■ Menu operation flow Example: Changing [LCD MODE] in the [SETUP] menu in [NORMAL PICTURE] About the menu screen Mode (→46) Press [MENU/SET] Displaying the menu screen Operations: [MENU/SET]...

  • Page 18: Menu Type

    Setting the menu (Continued) Menu type Using Quick menu [REC] menu (Recording Mode only) Recording menu items can be called up easily. Changing picture preferences (→73 - 79) In Recording Mode, display the • Enables you to specify colour, Sensitivity, pixel level, and other Quick menu settings.

  • Page 19: Using The [setup] Menu

    Using the [SETUP] menu For details about the setting procedure in the [SETUP] menu. (→32) For details about the setting procedure in the [SETUP] menu. (→32) Make general camera settings such as adjusting the Clock, extending the battery life, and changing the Beep sounds.

  • Page 20: [focus Icon]/[auto Power Off]/ [auto Review]

    Using the [SETUP] menu For details about the setting procedure in the [SETUP] menu. (→32) (Continued) For details about the setting procedure in the [SETUP] menu. (→32) Item Settings, Notes Item Settings, Notes [RESET REC. SETTINGS?] [FOCUS ICON] [RESET] [YES]/[NO] Change the focus icon.

  • Page 21: [tv Aspect]/[version Disp.]/ [format]

    Using the [SETUP] menu For details about the setting procedure in the [SETUP] menu. (→32) (Continued) For details about the setting procedure in the [SETUP] menu. (→32) Item Settings, Notes Item Settings, Notes Set the language displayed on the screen. [LANGUAGE] [TV ASPECT] •...

  • Page 22: Sequence Of Recording

    Sequence of Recording ■ Please set the Clock before recording. (→30) Recording Mode list Power button Press the Power button [INTELLIGENT AUTO] Mode Take pictures with automatic settings. (→44) button The power is turned on. [NORMAL PICTURE] Mode Take pictures with your own settings. (→46) Playback button ■...

  • Page 23: Taking Pictures With Automatic Settings

    Taking pictures with automatic settings [INTELLIGENT AUTO] Mode Recording Mode: ■ To use flash Optimum settings are made automatically from information such as ‘face,’ ‘movement,’ ‘brightness,’ and ‘distance’ just by pointing the camera at the subject, meaning that clear Select either (i Auto) or (Forced flash off).

  • Page 24: Taking Pictures With Your Own Settings

    Taking pictures with your own settings [NORMAL PICTURE] Mode Recording Mode: Using the [REC] menu to change settings and set up your own recording environment. Align focus for desired composition Press the Power button Useful when subject is not in centre of picture. Shutter button The power is turned on.

  • Page 25: Taking Pictures With Zoom

    Taking pictures with zoom Recording Mode: ‘Optical Zoom’ offers 4 x magnification. At a lower recording pixel level, ‘Extra Optical Enlarging further [DIGITAL ZOOM] Zoom’ can be used to zoom up to 8.4 x. For zooming in even closer, ‘Digital Zoom’ is available.

  • Page 26: [normal Play]

    Viewing your pictures Deleting pictures [NORMAL PLAY] Playback Mode: Playback Mode: When a card is in the camera, pictures are played back from the card, and without a card, Pictures will be deleted from the card if the card is inserted, or from the built-in memory if pictures are played back from the built-in memory.

  • Page 27: Changing Recording Information Display

    Taking pictures with the self-timer Changing recording information display Recording Mode: You can switch between various information shown on the LCD monitor, such as guide We recommend using a tripod. This is also effective for correcting jitter when pressing the lines and recording information.

  • Page 28: Taking Pictures With Flash

    Taking pictures with flash Recording Mode: ■ Display [FLASH] Available types in each mode (○: Available, —: Not available, : Default setting) ○ [SCENE MODE] ○ ○ ∗ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○...

  • Page 29: Taking Close-up Pictures

    Taking close-up pictures Recording Mode: When you want to enlarge the subject, setting to [AF MACRO] ( ) enables you to take Taking pictures at even closer range [MACRO ZOOM] pictures at an even closer distance than the normal focus range (up to 10 cm (0.33 feet) for max.

  • Page 30: Taking Pictures With Exposure Compensation

    Taking pictures with Exposure Taking pictures according to the scene Compensation [SCENE MODE] Recording Mode: Recording Mode: Using [SCENE MODE] enables you to take pictures with optimum settings (exposure, Corrects exposure when adequate exposure cannot be obtained (if difference between colouring, etc.) for given scenes.

  • Page 31: [scene Mode]

    Taking pictures according to the scene How to select a scene. (→59) (Continued) [SCENE MODE] Using flash in Scene Modes. (→55) Recording Mode: Scene Uses, Tips Notes Scene Uses, Tips Notes Improves the skin tone of subjects for a • Main fixed settings: •...

  • Page 32: [night Scenery]/[food]/[party]/ [candle Light]

    Taking pictures according to the scene How to select a scene. (→59) (Continued) [SCENE MODE] Using flash in Scene Modes. (→55) Recording Mode: Scene Uses, Tips Notes Scene Uses, Tips Notes Takes clear pictures of night scenes. • When the camera is set to Uses weak flash to bring out skin colours.

  • Page 33: [high Sens.]/[hi-speed Burst]

    Taking pictures according to the scene How to select a scene. (→59) (Continued) [SCENE MODE] Using flash in Scene Modes. (→55) Recording Mode: Scene Uses, Tips Notes Scene Uses, Tips Notes Prevents blurring of subject in dark, indoor • Pictures may appear slightly Enables continuous recording in dim •...

  • Page 34: [aerial Photo]

    Taking pictures according to the scene How to select a scene. (→59) (Continued) [SCENE MODE] Using flash in Scene Modes. (→55) Recording Mode: Scene Uses, Tips Notes Scene Uses, Tips Notes Takes clear pictures of fireworks in the night • Shutter speed can be set to 1/4 Produces black and white pictures with a •...

  • Page 35: [my Scene Mode]

    Registering commonly used scenes Taking motion pictures [MY SCENE MODE] [MOTION PICTURE] Mode Recording Mode: Recording Mode: Record motion pictures with audio as follows. (Note that recording without audio is not You can register commonly used Scene Mode in possible.) After you register it, simply switch to [MY SCENE MODE] and you can record in the Display the screen for Recording Microphone...

  • Page 36: [rec Quality]

    ● ● Motion pictures recorded with the camera cannot be played on Panasonic LUMIX digital To print travel date or destination → Use [TEXT STAMP], or print using supplied cameras sold before July 2008. (However, motion pictures recorded with LUMIX digital CD-ROM ‘PHOTOfunSTUDIO’.

  • Page 37: Using The [rec] Menu

    Useful features for travel (Continued) Using the [REC] menu ∗ ∗ Recording only. (Cannot set.) Recording Mode: For details about the setting procedure in the [REC] menu (→32) [WORLD TIME] (Registering local time at your travel destination) ‘Quick menu’ (→35) is useful to easily call up frequently-used menus. Set-up: •...

  • Page 38: [sensitivity]

    Using the [REC] menu For details about the setting procedure in the [REC] menu (→32) (Continued) [SENSITIVITY] [WHITE BALANCE] Set ISO Sensitivity (sensitivity to lighting) manually. Adjust colouring to suit light source if colours otherwise appear unnatural. We recommend higher settings to take clear pictures in darker locations. ■...

  • Page 39: [af Mode]

    Using the [REC] menu For details about the setting procedure in the [REC] menu (→32) (Continued) [AF MODE] [BURST] Method of aligning focus can be changed according to position and number of subjects. Enables a rapid succession of still pictures to be taken. Succession of still pictures taken ■...

  • Page 40: [color Mode]/[stabilizer]

    Using the [REC] menu For details about the setting procedure in the [REC] menu (→32) (Continued) [AF ASSIST LAMP] [COLOR MODE] Illuminates lamp when dark to facilitate focus alignment. Set colour effects. ■ Mode: ■ Mode: ■ Settings: [OFF] : Lamp off (taking pictures of animals in dark, etc.) ■...

  • Page 41: Entering Text

    Viewing as list Entering Text (Multi Playback/Calendar Playback) Playback Mode: You can view 12 (or 30) pictures at once (Multi Playback), or view all pictures taken on a Use the cursor buttons to enter names in Scene Modes [BABY] and [PET], or to enter certain date (Calendar Playback).

  • Page 42: Watching Motion Pictures

    Watching motion pictures Different playback methods (Playback Mode) Playback Mode: Playback Mode: Motion pictures can be played back just as you view still pictures. Recorded pictures can be played back in a variety of ways. Press the Playback button Press the Playback button Select the motion picture and start Display the screen for Playback playback...

  • Page 43: Different Playback Methods (playback Mode)

    Different playback methods (Playback Mode) For details about the switching Playback Mode procedure (→83) (Continued) Playback Mode: ■ Operations during Slide Show [SLIDE SHOW] Pause/Play Automatically play still pictures in order and to music. Recommended when viewing on TV screen. (While paused) (While paused) Previous...

  • Page 44: [category Play]/[favorite Play]

    Different playback methods (Playback Mode) Using the [PLAYBACK] menu (Continued) Playback Mode: Playback Mode: For details about the setting procedure in the [PLAYBACK] menu (→32) [CATEGORY PLAY] [CALENDAR] Pictures can be classified automatically and viewed by category. Automatic classification Select the date from the calendar screen to view only the pictures taken on that day (→81). starts when [CATEGORY PLAY] is selected from the Playback Mode selection menu.

  • Page 45: [resize]

    Using the [PLAYBACK] menu (Continued) For details about the setting procedure in the [PLAYBACK] menu (→32) Playback Mode: ■ Items that can be stamped [RESIZE] [SHOOTING DATE] [W/O TIME]: Stamp the recording date only Picture size can be reduced to facilitate e-mail attachment and use in webpages, etc. [WITH TIME]: Stamp the recording time and date (Still pictures recorded at the smallest recording pixel level cannot be further reduced.) [NAME]...

  • Page 46: [cropping]

    Using the [PLAYBACK] menu (Continued) For details about the setting procedure in the [PLAYBACK] menu (→32) Playback Mode: [CROPPING] [ROTATE DISP.] Enlarge your still pictures and crop unwanted areas. Automatically rotate portrait still pictures. Set-up: Press [MENU/SET]→ [PLAYBACK] menu → Select [CROPPING] Set-up: Press [MENU/SET] →...

  • Page 47: [print Set]

    Using the [PLAYBACK] menu (Continued) For details about the setting procedure in the [PLAYBACK] menu (→32) Playback Mode: [PROTECT] [PRINT SET] Picture/picture no./date printing settings can be made for when printing with DPOF print- Set protection to disable picture deletion. Prevents deletion of important pictures. compatible shops or printers.

  • Page 48: [copy]

    The following settings will not be copied. Set them again after copying. removing. [FAVORITE], [PRINT SET], [PROTECT] ● Only pictures from Panasonic digital cameras (LUMIX) may be copied. ● Original pictures will not be deleted after copying (to delete pictures (→51)). ■...

  • Page 49: Printing

    Using with your PC Printing (Continued) Turn on power of camera You can save pictures to use on your computer by dragging and dropping folders and You can connect directly to a PictBridge- files into separate folders on your computer. compatible printer for printing.

  • Page 50: Printing Multiple Pictures

    Some printers can print directly from the camera’s memory card. Printing (Continued) For details, see the manual for your printer. ● Do not use any other USB connection cables except the one supplied. Print with date and text ● Disconnect USB connection cable after printing. ●...

  • Page 51: Making Print Settings On The Camera

    Printing Viewing on TV screen (Continued) Connect camera to TV You can view still pictures and motion Making print settings on the camera pictures on a TV by connecting the camera to your TV with the AV cable (supplied). ● Turn on TV Also consult TV operating manual.

  • Page 52: List Of Lcd Monitor Displays

    List of LCD monitor displays Press the [DISPLAY] button to change display (→19, 52). In recording In playback Recording Mode (→43) White Balance (→75) Playback Mode (→83) Recorded date and time Flash Mode (→54) ISO Sensitivity (→74) Protected picture (→93) Travel location name (→71) Optical Image Stabilizer (→78) Colour Mode (→78)

  • Page 53: Message Displays

    Message displays Meanings and required responses to major messages displayed on LCD monitor. [THIS MEMORY CARD CANNOT BE USED] [SOME PICTURES CANNOT BE COPIED] [COPY COULD NOT BE COMPLETED] ● ● A MultiMediaCard was inserted. Pictures cannot be copied in the following cases: →...

  • Page 54: Q&a Troubleshooting

    Built-in memory/card is full. → Free space by deleting unwanted pictures (→51). [THIS BATTERY CANNOT BE USED] Cannot record to cards. ● Use a genuine Panasonic battery. ● ● Do not format cards on other equipment. Battery cannot be recognised as terminal is dirty.

  • Page 55

    Q&A (Continued) Troubleshooting Recording (continued) LCD monitor 2-3 pictures are taken when I press the shutter button just once. LCD monitor dims during Motion picture recording. ● ● The camera is set to use [BURST] (→77) or [HI-SPEED BURST] (→64) or [FLASH BURST] (→65) Scene LCD monitor may dim if continuing Motion picture recording for long periods.

  • Page 56

    Additionally, motion pictures recorded with this camera cannot be played on → With printer: Make [PRINT SET] settings, and use a printer compatible with date printing. Panasonic LUMIX digital cameras sold before July 2008. (However, motion pictures recorded with → With supplied software: Select ‘with dates’ within print settings.

  • Page 57

    Make sure your computer supports SDXC memory cards. the precautions are not displayed from the next time you turn on the power. (→9) http://panasonic.net/avc/sdcard/information/SDXC.html ● When you insert a card, a message will be displayed requesting you to format the card, but do not Menu not displayed in desired language.

  • Page 58: Usage Cautions And Notes

    ∗ This means that the camera can be used underwater for the specified time and specified pressure, in accordance with the handling method described by Panasonic. This is not a When in use guarantee of no breakdowns, no malfunctions, or complete waterproofing under all conditions.

  • Page 59

    Store together with a drying agent (silica gel) if leaving in drawer, etc. Store batteries Panasonic will not be liable for any damage that occurs, direct or indirect, as a result in cool (15 °C - 25 °C) places with low humidity (40 %RH - 60 %RH) and no major of the alteration or loss of data containing personal information.

  • Page 60: Recording Picture/time Capacity

    ● Figures given are estimates. May vary according to conditions, card type, and subject. Recording picture/time capacity ● Recording capacities/times displayed on LCD monitor may not be reduced regularly. Recording picture capacity (still pictures) Recording time capacity (motion pictures) The number of pictures that can be stored varies depending on the [PICTURE SIZE] The available recording time varies depending on the [REC QUALITY] setting.

  • Page 61

    • SDXC Logo is a trademark of SD-3C, LLC. • QuickTime and the QuickTime logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Apple Inc., used under license therefrom. • Other names, company names, and product names printed in these instructions are trademarks or registered trademarks of the companies concerned.

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