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Digital Camera
DMC-GX7
Model No.
Please read these instructions carefully before using this product,
and save this manual for future use.
VQT5B38-1
F0713YK1073

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  • Page 1: Operating Instructions

    Operating Instructions for advanced features Digital Camera DMC-GX7 Model No. Please read these instructions carefully before using this product, and save this manual for future use. VQT5B38-1 F0713YK1073...
  • Page 2: Finding The Information You Need

    Finding the information you need In this “Operating Instructions for advanced features”, you can find the information you need from the following pages. By clicking a page number, you can jump to the linked page and quickly find the information. Search from the Search from menu list...
  • Page 3: How To Use This Manual

    How to use this manual “ ” Click this icon to jump to Finding the information you need “ ” Click this icon to jump to Contents Click this icon to return to the previously displayed page. About the indication of the applicable mode Applicable modes: The icons indicate the modes available for a function.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Contents Finding the information you need...............2 How to use this manual ..................3 Before Use Care of the camera .....................10 Standard Accessories ..................11 Names and Functions of Components .............12 About the Lens ....................20 Preparation Changing the Lens .....................22 Attaching the Shoulder Strap ................25 Charging the Battery ..................26 •...
  • Page 5 Selecting the Recording Mode ................69 Switching the Information Displayed on the recording screen .....71 Playing Back Pictures/Motion Pictures ............75 • Playing Back Pictures ..................75 • Playing Back Motion Pictures ..............77 • Changing the information displayed on the playback screen.......78 Deleting Pictures ....................80 Recording Modes Taking Pictures using the Automatic Function (Intelligent Auto Mode)..................82...
  • Page 6 • Correcting the brightness on the screen periphery [Shading Comp.] ..144 • Setting the colour space [Color Space] ............145 Focus and Exposure Settings Taking Pictures with Auto Focus ..............146 • About the focus mode (AFS/AFF/AFC)............147 • Type of the Auto Focus Mode ..............149 •...
  • Page 7 Taking pictures by using the flash..............217 • Changing Flash Mode................219 • Setting to the 2nd Curtain Synchro ............222 • Adjust the flash output ................223 • Synchronising the output of the built-in flash to the Exposure Compensation ..............223 • Changing the firing mode (Manual flash) ...........224 •...
  • Page 8 ................265 What you can do with the Wi-Fi function ............268 Controlling with a Smartphone/Tablet............269 • Installing the smartphone/tablet app “Panasonic Image App” ....269 • Connecting to a smartphone/tablet ............270 • Taking pictures via a smartphone/tablet (remote recording) ......274 •...
  • Page 9 Printing the Pictures ..................326 Others Optional accessories ..................331 Monitor Display/Viewfinder Display..............334 Message Display....................341 Menu list ......................345 • [Rec]......................345 • [Motion Picture] ..................348 • [Custom].....................349 • [Setup] .......................352 • [Playback] ....................354 Troubleshooting ....................355 Cautions for Use....................371...
  • Page 10: Before Use

    Before Use Care of the camera Do not subject to strong vibration, shock, or pressure. • The lens, monitor, or external case may be damaged if used in the following conditions. It may also malfunction or image may not be recorded if you: –...
  • Page 11: Standard Accessories

    SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card and SDXC Memory Card are indicated as card in the text. • The card is optional. • Description in these operating instructions is based on the interchangeable lens (H-H020A). • Consult the dealer or Panasonic if you lose the supplied accessories. (You can purchase the accessories separately.)
  • Page 12: Names And Functions Of Components

    Before Use Names and Functions of Components Camera body ∫ Self-timer indicator (P186)/ AF Assist Lamp (P157) Flash (P217) Sensor NFC antenna [ (P272) Lens fitting mark (P22) Mount Lens lock pin Lens release button (P23) Eye sensor (P63) 10 11 12 13 1415 10 Eye Cup...
  • Page 13 (0.22 inch) or more may damage this unit if attached. 37 DC coupler cover • When using an AC adaptor, ensure that the 3738 Panasonic DC coupler (optional) and AC adaptor (optional) are used. (P333) 38 Release lever (P32) 39 Card/Battery door...
  • Page 14 Before Use Lens ∫ H-H020A H-FS1442A (LUMIX G 20 mm/ (LUMIX G VARIO 14– 42 mm/ F1.7 II ASPH.) F3.5 – 5.6 II ASPH./MEGA O.I.S.) 2 7 6 Lens surface Focus ring (P158) Contact point Lens fitting mark (P22) Tele Wide Zoom ring (P210)
  • Page 15 Before Use Monitor/Viewfinder You can adjust the angle of the monitor/viewfinder. Adjust the angle of the monitor/viewfinder. • Be careful not to catch your finger, etc. in the monitor/viewfinder. • When adjusting the angle of the monitor/viewfinder, be careful not to apply too much force, as this may cause damage or malfunction.
  • Page 16 Before Use Touch screen Touch panel of this unit is capacitive. Touch the panel directly with your bare finger. Touch ∫ To touch and release the touch screen. Use for selecting items or icons. • When selecting features using the touch screen, be sure to touch the centre of the desired icon.
  • Page 17 Before Use • Touch the panel with the clean and dry finger. • If you use a commercially available monitor protection sheet, please follow the instructions that accompany the sheet. (Some monitor protection sheets may impair visibility or operability.) • Do not press on the monitor with hard pointed tips, such as ball point pens.
  • Page 18 Before Use Rear Dial/Front Dial There are 2 ways to operate the rear dial, rotating left or right, and deciding by pressing. The front dial is operated by rotating it to the left or right. Rotating: Selection of items or setting of values is performed during the various settings. Pressing: Operations that are the same as [MENU/SET] button, such as determine settings, etc., are performed during the various settings.
  • Page 19 Before Use Setting the operation methods of the rear dial and front dial [MENU] > [Custom]>[Dial Set.] Item Description of settings [Assign Dial (F/SS)]: Assigns the operations of the aperture value and shutter speed in Manual Exposure Mode. SS]: Assigns the aperture value to the front dial, and the shutter speed to the rear dial.
  • Page 20: About The Lens

    Before Use About the Lens Micro Four Thirds™ mount specification lens ∫ This unit can use the dedicated lenses compatible with the Micro Four Thirds System lens mount specification (Micro Four Thirds mount). Four Thirds™ mount specification lens ∫ Lens with the Four Thirds mount specification can be used by using the mount adaptor (DMW-MA1: optional).
  • Page 21 For details on the lens used, refer to the website. Refer to catalogues/Web pages for most current information regarding compatible lenses. http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/dsc/ (This Site is English only.) • The available flash range etc. differs depending on the aperture value of the lens you are using.
  • Page 22: Preparation

    Preparation Changing the Lens By changing the lens, you will increase your picture taking-options and further your enjoyment of the camera. Change the lens using the following procedure. • Check that the camera is turned off. • Change lenses where there is not a lot of dirt or dust. Refer to P372 when dirt or dust gets on the lens.
  • Page 23 Preparation Detaching the lens Preparations: Attach the lens cap. While pressing on the lens release button A, rotate the lens toward the arrow until it stops and then remove. To enable/disable the shutter release without lens. [MENU] > [Custom]>[Shoot w/o Lens] [ON]: Shutter will operate regardless of the lens on the unit.
  • Page 24 Preparation Attaching the Lens Hood When recording into strong backlight, irregular reflection may occur within the lens. The lens hood reduces the inclusion of unwanted light in the recorded images and lowers the drop in contrast. The lens hood cuts off excess lighting and improves the picture quality. •...
  • Page 25: Attaching The Shoulder Strap

    Preparation Attaching the Shoulder Strap • We recommend attaching the shoulder strap when using the camera to prevent it from dropping. Pass the shoulder strap through the shoulder strap eyelet on the camera body. A: Shoulder strap eyelet Pass the end of the shoulder strap through the ring in the direction of the arrow and then pass it through the stopper.
  • Page 26: Charging The Battery

    To ensure that safe products are used, we recommend that a genuine Panasonic battery pack is used. • Use the dedicated charger and battery.
  • Page 27 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. (Disconnect the charger from the electrical socket and detach the battery after charging is completed.) •...
  • Page 28: Approximate Operating Time And Number Of Recordable Pictures

    Preparation Approximate operating time and number of recordable pictures Recording still pictures (when using the Monitor) ∫ (By CIPA standard in Programme AE Mode) When the interchangeable lens (H-H020A) is used Number of recordable pictures Approx. 320 pictures Recording time Approx.
  • Page 29 CIPA is an abbreviation of [Camera & Imaging Products Association]. • monitor/viewfinder Temperature: 23 oC (73.4 oF)/Humidity: 50%RH when is on. • When using a Panasonic SDHC Memory Card. • Using the supplied battery. • Starting recording 30 seconds after the camera is turned on. –...
  • Page 30 Preparation Recording motion pictures (when using the monitor) ∫ – [AVCHD] (Recording with picture quality set to [FHD/50i]) When the interchangeable lens (H-H020A) is used Recordable time Approx. 130 min Actual recordable time Approx. 65 min When the interchangeable lens (H-FS1442A) is used Recordable time Approx.
  • Page 31 Preparation Playback (when using the monitor) ∫ When the interchangeable lens (H-H020A) is used Playback time Approx. 230 min When the interchangeable lens (H-FS1442A) is used Playback time Approx. 240 min • The operating times and number of recordable pictures will differ according to the environment and the operating conditions.
  • Page 32: Inserting And Removing The Card (Optional)/ The Battery

    Inserting and Removing the Card (optional)/ the Battery • Check that this unit is turned off. • We recommend using a Panasonic card. Slide the release lever in the direction of the arrow and open the card/battery door. • Always use genuine Panasonic batteries.
  • Page 33 Preparation • Remove the battery after use. (The battery will be exhausted if left for a long period of time after being charged.) • The battery becomes warm after using it and during and after charging. The camera also becomes warm during use. This is not a malfunction. •...
  • Page 34: About The Card

    (8 MB to 2 GB) • Check that the PC and other equipment are compatible when using the SDXC Memory Cards. SDHC Memory Card http://panasonic.net/avc/sdcard/information/SDXC.html (4 GB to 32 GB) • This unit is compatible with UHS-I standard SDHC/SDXC memory cards.
  • Page 35: Formatting The Card (Initialisation)

    Preparation • Write-Protect switch provided (When this switch is set to the [LOCK] position, no further data writing, deletion or formatting is possible. The ability to write, delete and format data is restored when the switch is returned to its original position.) •...
  • Page 36: Approximate Number Of Recordable Pictures And Available Recording Time

    Preparation Approximate number of recordable pictures and available recording time Number of recordable pictures ∫ • [9999i] is displayed if there are more than 10000 pictures remaining. • Aspect ratio [4:3], Quality [A] [Picture Size] 2 GB 8 GB 32 GB 64 GB L (16M) 3640...
  • Page 37 Preparation • The number of recordable pictures and the available recording time are an approximation. (These vary depending on the recording conditions and the type of card.) • The number of recordable pictures and the available recording time varies depending on the subjects.
  • Page 38: Setting Date/Time (Clock Set)

    Preparation Setting Date/Time (Clock Set) • The clock is not set when the camera is shipped. Turn the camera on. • The status indicator 1 lights when you turn this unit on. • If the language select screen is not displayed, proceed to step Press [MENU/SET].
  • Page 39: Changing The Clock Setting

    Preparation Changing the Clock Setting Select [Clock Set] in the [Setup] menu. (P40) • The clock can be reset as shown in steps • The clock setting is maintained for 3 months using the built-in clock battery even without the battery. (Leave the charged battery in the unit for 24 hours to charge the built-in battery.) •...
  • Page 40: Setting The Menu

    Preparation Setting the Menu This camera offers menu selections that allow you to customise its operation to maximise your picture taking experience. In particular, the [Setup] menu contains some important settings relating to the camera’s clock and power. Check the settings of this menu before proceeding to use the camera. Setting menu items You can set the menus using two types of operation - touch operations in which you touch the screen, and button operations in which you press the cursor button and rotate the rear...
  • Page 41 Preparation Menu Description of settings [Rec] This menu lets you set the aspect ratio, number of pixels (P345 347) and other aspects of the pictures you are recording. [Motion Picture] This menu lets you set the [Rec Format], [Rec Quality], (P235 237) and other aspects for motion picture recording.
  • Page 42 Preparation • There are functions that cannot be set or used depending on the modes or menu settings being used on the camera due to the specifications. In these operating instructions, steps for setting a menu item are described as follows. [MENU] >...
  • Page 43: Calling Frequently-Used Menus Instantly (Quick Menu)

    Preparation Calling frequently-used menus instantly (Quick Menu) By using the Quick Menu, some of the menu settings can be easily found. • The features that can be adjusted using Quick Menu are determined by the mode or a display style the camera is in. [Q.MENU]/[Fn1] button can be used in two ways, as [Q.MENU] or as [Fn1] (function 1).
  • Page 44 Preparation When operating the touch screen ∫ Press [Q.MENU] to display the Quick Menu. Touch the menu item. 50 i Touch the setting. Touch [Exit] to exit menu once the setting is completed. • You can close the menu by pressing the shutter button halfway.
  • Page 45: Change The Quick Menu To Your Preferred Item

    Preparation Change the Quick Menu to your preferred item When [Q.MENU] (P44) in the [Custom] menu is set to [CUSTOM], the Quick Menu can be changed as desired. Up to 15 items can be set to the Quick Menu. Press 4 to select [ ] and then press [MENU/ SET].
  • Page 46 Preparation [Motion Picture] menu [Custom] menu • • [Motion Pic. Set] ([Rec Format] (P235)/ [Silent Mode] (P195) • [Rec Quality] (P235)) [AFS/AFF/AFC] (P147) • • [Picture Mode] (P233) [Peaking] (P160) • [Histogram] (P73) • [Guide Line] (P73) • [Rec Area] (P231) •...
  • Page 47: Assigning Frequently Used Functions To The Buttons (Function Buttons)

    Preparation Assigning frequently used functions to the buttons (function buttons) You can assign frequently-used functions to particular buttons or icons. Select the menu. [MENU] > [Custom]>[Fn Button Set] Press 3/4 to select [Setting in REC mode] or [Setting in PLAY mode] and then press [MENU/SET].
  • Page 48 Preparation Making the function button settings for recording You can use assigned functions by pressing a function button when recording. • The following functions can be assigned to the button [Fn1], [Fn2], [Fn3], or [Fn4]; or the icon [Fn5], [Fn6], [Fn7], [Fn8], or [Fn9]. [Rec] menu/Recording functions •...
  • Page 49 Preparation Configuring the function button settings from the on-monitor recording ∫ information screen Touching [Fn] on the on-monitor recording information screen (P71) also allows you to display the screen in step Using function buttons with touch operations ∫ [Fn5], [Fn6], [Fn7], [Fn8], and [Fn9] are used by touching function buttons. 1 Touch [ ].
  • Page 50 Preparation Making the function button settings for playback You can directly set an assigned function to a selected image by pressing the function button during playback. • The following functions can be assigned to the button [Fn1], [Fn3], or [Fn4]. [Playback] Menu/Playback functions •...
  • Page 51: Configuring Basic Settings Of This Unit (Setup Menu)

    Preparation Configuring basic settings of this unit (Setup Menu) For details on how to select the [Setup] menu settings, refer to P40. [Clock Set] and [Economy] are important items. Check their settings before using them. [Clock Set] — • Refer to for details.
  • Page 52 Preparation Departure date and return date of the trip as well as the name of the travel destination can be set. You can display the number of days that have passed when playing back the pictures and stamp it on the recorded pictures with [Text Stamp] (P251).
  • Page 53 Preparation Set the volume for electronic noises and the electronic shutter noise. [Beep Volume]: [E-Shutter Vol]: [Beep] [u] (High) ] (High) [t] (Low) ] (Low) [s] (OFF) ] (OFF) • The [E-Shutter Vol] only works when [SH] for Burst Mode or [Electronic Shutter] is set to [ON]. [Speaker Volume] Adjust the volume of the speaker to any of the 7 levels.
  • Page 54 Preparation Sets the monitor brightness according to the ambient light level. „ [AUTO]: The brightness is adjusted automatically depending on how bright it is around the camera. [MODE1]: … [Monitor Luminance] Make the monitor brighter. … [MODE2]: Set the monitor to the standard brightness. …...
  • Page 55 Preparation The unit can be set up to prevent unnecessary battery consumption. You can set up the unit to automatically turn this unit off, automatically switch off the monitor, or display in such a way that the power consumption of the monitor is reduced. [Sleep Mode]: The camera is automatically turned off if the camera has not been used for the time selected on the setting.
  • Page 56 Preparation Select the USB communication system when connecting the camera to your PC or your printer with the USB connection cable (supplied). y [Select on connection]: Select either [PC] or [PictBridge(PTP)] if you connected the [USB Mode] camera to a PC or a printer supporting PictBridge. { [PictBridge(PTP)]: Set when connecting to a printer supporting PictBridge.
  • Page 57 Preparation This sets how the unit connects to a television etc. [Video Out]: Set to match the colour television system in each country. [NTSC]: Video output is set to NTSC system. [PAL]: Video output is set to PAL system. • This will operate when the AV cable (optional) or HDMI mini cable is connected.
  • Page 58 Preparation Settings that allow this unit to be controlled by the remote control of the VIERA equipment by automatically coupling this unit with the VIERA Link compatible equipment using HDMI mini cable. [ON]: Remote control operation of the VIERA Link compatible equipment is enabled.
  • Page 59 Preparation Set the language displayed on the screen. [Language] • If you set a different language by mistake, select [~] from the menu icons to set the desired language. [Version Disp.] — • This enables the firmware versions of the camera and lens to be checked. •...
  • Page 60 Use a battery with sufficient battery power or the AC adaptor (optional) when formatting. Do not turn the camera off during formatting. • If the card has been formatted on a PC or other equipment, format it on the camera again. • If the card cannot be formatted, please try another card before contacting Panasonic.
  • Page 61: Entering Text

    Preparation Entering Text It is possible to enter babies’ and pets’ names and the locations when recording. When a screen that looks like the one on the right is displayed, you can enter characters. (Only alphabetical characters and symbols can be entered.) Press 3/4/2/1 to select text and then press [MENU/SET] to register.
  • Page 62: Basic

    Basic Tips for taking good pictures Hold the camera gently with both hands, keep your arms still at your side and stand with your feet slightly apart. • Do not cover the flash, the AF Assist lamp A, the microphone B (P13) or the speaker C with your fingers or other objects.
  • Page 63: Using The Viewfinder

    Basic Using the Viewfinder Switching the Monitor/Viewfinder Using the eye sensor to switch between the Monitor and Viewfinder ∫ When [LVF/Monitor Auto] of [Eye Sensor] (P63) in the [Custom] menu is set to [ON] and your eye or an object is brought close to the viewfinder, the display automatically switches to the viewfinder display.
  • Page 64: About The Eye Sensor Af

    Basic About the Eye Sensor AF If [Eye Sensor AF] in the [Custom] menu is set to [ON], the camera automatically adjusts the focus as the eye sensor is activated. • Beep sounds are not emitted when the focus is achieved in [Eye Sensor AF]. Not available in these cases: •...
  • Page 65: Taking A Still Picture

    Basic Taking a Still picture • Set the drive mode to [ ] (single) by pressing 4( Select the Recording Mode. (P69) Press the shutter button halfway to focus. A Aperture value B Shutter speed • Aperture value and shutter speed are displayed. (It will flash in red if the correct exposure is not achieved, except when set to flash.) •...
  • Page 66 Basic Press the shutter button fully (push it in further), and take the picture. • If you zoom in/out after focusing on a subject, the focus may lose its accuracy. In that case, re-adjust the focus. • The focus range is different depending on the lens used. –...
  • Page 67: Taking Pictures Using The Touch Shutter Function

    Basic Taking pictures using the Touch Shutter function Just by touching the subject you want as your point of focus, the camera will focus on the subject and take the picture automatically. Touch [ ]. Touch [ • Icon will change to [ ], and taking a picture with the Touch Shutter function becomes possible.
  • Page 68: Recording Motion Picture

    Basic Recording Motion Picture This camera can record full high definition motion pictures compatible with the AVCHD format or motion pictures recorded in MP4. Audio will be recorded in stereo. Start recording by pressing the motion picture button. A Elapsed recording time B Available recording time •...
  • Page 69: Selecting The Recording Mode

    Basic Selecting the Recording Mode Select the mode by rotating the mode dial. • Rotate the mode dial slowly to select the desired mode A. Intelligent Auto Mode (P82) The subjects are recorded using settings automatically selected by the camera. Intelligent Auto Plus Mode (P82) Allows you to adjust the brightness and colour hue when in Intelligent Auto Mode.
  • Page 70 Basic Creative Video Mode (P125) Records motion pictures with a manually set aperture value and shutter speed. ¢ You cannot take still pictures. Custom Mode (P128) Use this mode to take pictures with previously registered settings. Scene Guide Mode (P99) This mode allows you to take pictures that match the scene being recorded.
  • Page 71: Switching The Information Displayed On The Recording Screen

    Basic Switching the Information Displayed on the recording screen Press [DISP.] to change. • You can select between [ ] (monitor style) and [ (viewfinder style) for each of the monitor and the viewfinder display screen using [Monitor Disp. Style] and [LVF Disp.Style] in the [Custom] menu.
  • Page 72 Basic ] viewfinder style) • Screen will switch as follows: (Example of display on viewfinder) 50 i 50 i G With information (detailed information) ¢ H With information I With information (detailed information tilt sensor display) ¢ J With information (tilt sensor display) ¢...
  • Page 73 Basic Displaying/not displaying the histogram [MENU] > [Custom]>[Histogram]>[ON]/[OFF] Position can be set by dragging the histogram. • A histogram is a graph that displays brightness along the horizontal axis (black to white) and the number of pixels at each brightness level on the vertical axis.
  • Page 74 Basic About the tilt sensor display ∫ With the tilt sensor displayed, it is easy to correct the tilt of the camera etc. Press [DISP.] to display the tilt sensor. Check the tilt of the camera. A Horizontal direction: Correcting tilt to the left B Vertical direction: Correcting downward tilt •...
  • Page 75: Playing Back Pictures/Motion Pictures

    Basic Playing Back Pictures/Motion Pictures Playing Back Pictures Press [(]. Press 2/1. 1/98 1/98 1/98 1/98 2: Play back the previous picture 1: Play back the next picture • If you press and hold 2/1, you can play back the pictures in succession.
  • Page 76 Basic Using the Playback Zoom Rotate the rear dial right. • When you change the magnification, the zoom position 2.0X 2.0X 2.0X 2.0X indication A appears for about 1 second. • The more a picture is enlarged, the more its quality deteriorates. •...
  • Page 77: Playing Back Motion Pictures

    Basic Playing Back Motion Pictures This unit was designed to play motion pictures using the AVCHD, MP4 and QuickTime Motion JPEG formats. In Playback Mode, select a picture with the motion picture icon ([ ]), and then press 3 to play back. A Motion picture recording time •...
  • Page 78: Changing The Information Displayed On The Playback Screen

    Basic Changing the information displayed on the playback screen Press [DISP.] to switch the monitor screen. • Screen will switch as follows: F1.7 1/98 1/98 F1.7 60 STD. STD. STD. 1/98 F1.7 100-0001 100-0001 A With information ¢1 B Detailed information display ¢2 C Histogram display ¢2...
  • Page 79 Basic Displaying/not displaying white saturated areas [MENU] > [Custom]>[Highlight]>[ON]/[OFF] When the Auto Review function is activated or when playing back, white saturated areas appear blinking in black and white. This does not affect the recorded image. [ON] [OFF] • If there are any white saturated areas, we recommend compensating the exposure towards negative (P166)
  • Page 80: Deleting Pictures

    Basic Deleting Pictures Once deleted, pictures cannot be recovered. • Pictures that are not in the DCF standard or those that are protected cannot be deleted. To delete a single picture In Playback Mode, select the picture to delete and then press [ •...
  • Page 81 Basic ¢ To delete multiple pictures (up to 100 ) or all the pictures ¢ Picture groups are treated as a single picture. (All the pictures in the selected picture group will be deleted.) In Playback Mode, press [ Press 3/4 to select [Delete Multi] or [Delete All] and then press [MENU/SET].
  • Page 82: Recording Modes

    Recording Modes Taking Pictures using the Automatic Function (Intelligent Auto Mode) Recording Mode: When you wish to leave settings to the camera and record without thinking about them, use Intelligent Auto Plus Mode or Intelligent Auto Mode, which makes optimal settings for the subject and scene.
  • Page 83 Recording Modes Switching between Intelligent Auto Plus Mode and Intelligent Auto Mode ∫ Press [MENU/SET]. • Press 2, and press 3/4 to select [ ] or [ Press 2/1 to select [ ] or [ ] and then press [MENU/SET]. •...
  • Page 84 Recording Modes When recording motion pictures > [i-Portrait] ¦ [i-Scenery] [i-Low Light] [i-Macro] • [ ¦ ] is set if none of the scenes are applicable, and the standard settings are set. • When [ ], [ ] or [ ] is selected, the camera automatically detects a person’s face, and it will adjust the focus and exposure.
  • Page 85 Recording Modes Menus that can be set ∫ Only the following menus can be set. Intelligent Auto Plus Mode Menu Item [Photo Style]/[Aspect Ratio]/[Picture Size]/[Quality]/[Burst Rate]/[Auto Bracket]/[Self Timer]/[Time Lapse Shot]/[Stop Motion Animation]/[Electronic [Rec] Shutter]/[Shutter Delay]/[Ex. Tele Conv.]/[Color Space]/[Stabilizer]/[Face Recog.]/[Profile Setup] [Motion “...
  • Page 86: Taking A Picture With A Blurred Background (Defocus Control)

    Recording Modes Taking a picture with a blurred background (Defocus Control) Recording Mode: You can easily set the blurriness of the background while checking the screen. Press the rear dial to display the setting screen. • Each time the rear dial is pressed in Intelligent Auto Plus Mode, the camera switches between brightness setting operation (P87), Defocus Control operation, and normal operation.
  • Page 87: Recording Images By Changing The Brightness Or Colour Tone

    Recording Modes • Pressing [ ] on the blurriness setting screen will cancel the setting. • In Intelligent Auto Mode ( ), Auto Focus Mode is set to [ Ø]. The position of the AF area can be set by touching the screen. (Its size cannot be changed) •...
  • Page 88 Recording Modes Setting colour Press to display the setting screen. Rotate the rear dial to adjust colour. • This will adjust the colour of the image from a reddish colour to a bluish colour. • Press [MENU/SET] to return to the recording screen. Change the settings by using the touch panel ∫...
  • Page 89: Taking Pictures With Your Favourite Settings (Programme Ae Mode)

    Recording Modes Taking Pictures with Your Favourite Settings (Programme AE Mode) Recording 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 the [Rec] menu.
  • Page 90 Recording Modes Displaying/not displaying the exposure meter [MENU] > [Custom]>[Expo.Meter]>[ON]/[OFF] • When [Expo.Meter] is set to [ON], the exposure meter B will be displayed when performing Programme Shift, setting the aperture value or adjusting the shutter speed. 98 98 98 60 60 60 •...
  • Page 91: Programme Shift

    Recording Modes Programme Shift In Programme AE Mode, you can change the preset aperture value and shutter speed without changing the exposure. This is called Programme Shift. You can make the background more blurred by decreasing the aperture value or record a moving subject more dynamically by slowing the shutter speed when taking a picture in Programme AE Mode.
  • Page 92: Taking Pictures By Specifying The Aperture/Shutter Speed

    Recording Modes Taking Pictures by Specifying the Aperture/ Shutter Speed Recording Mode: Aperture-Priority AE Mode Set the aperture value to a higher number when you want a sharp focus background. Set the aperture value to a lower number when you want a soft focus background. Set the mode dial to [ Set the aperture value by rotating the rear dial or the front dial.
  • Page 93: Shutter-Priority Ae Mode

    Recording Modes Shutter-Priority AE Mode When you want to take a sharp picture of a fast moving subject, set with a faster shutter speed. When you want to create a trail effect, set to a slower shutter speed. Set the mode dial to [ Set the shutter speed by rotating the rear dial or the front dial.
  • Page 94: Manual Exposure Mode

    Recording Modes Manual Exposure Mode Determine the exposure by manually setting the aperture value and the shutter speed. The Manual Exposure Assistance appears on the lower portion of the screen to indicate the exposure. Set the mode dial to [ Rotate the rear dial to set the shutter speed, and rotate the front dial to set the aperture value.
  • Page 95 Recording Modes Manual Exposure Assistance The exposure is adequate. 0 0 0 Set to faster shutter speed or larger aperture value. Set to slower shutter speed or smaller aperture value. 0 0 0 • The Manual Exposure Assistance is an approximation. We recommend checking the pictures on the playback screen.
  • Page 96 Recording Modes Checking/not checking the effects of aperture and shutter speed on the recording screen [MENU] >[Custom]> [Constant Preview]>[ON]/[OFF] • Close the flash. • It can only be used with Manual Exposure Mode. • The brightness of the screen and the recorded pictures may differ. Check the pictures on the playback screen.
  • Page 97: Confirm The Effects Of Aperture And Shutter Speed (Preview Mode)

    Recording Modes Confirm the Effects of Aperture and Shutter Speed (Preview Mode) Applicable modes: The effects of aperture and shutter speed can be checked by using the Preview Mode. • Confirm the effects of aperture: You can check the depth of field (effective focus range) before taking a picture by closing the leaf shutter to the aperture value you set.
  • Page 98: Easily Set Aperture/Shutter Speed For Suitable Exposure (One Push Ae)

    Recording Modes Easily set aperture/shutter speed for suitable exposure (One Push AE) Applicable modes: When the exposure setting is too bright or too dark, you can use one push AE to achieve a suitable exposure setting. How to tell if the exposure is not adequate •...
  • Page 99: Taking Pictures That Match The Scene Being Recorded (Scene Guide Mode)

    Recording Modes Taking Pictures that match the Scene being recorded (Scene Guide Mode) Recording Mode: If you select a scene to suit the subject and recording conditions with reference to the example images, the camera will set optimal exposure, colour, and focus, allowing you to record in a manner appropriate to the scene.
  • Page 100 Recording Modes To enjoy a variety of picture effects When the scene selection screen display is set to the guide display, tips for creating picture effects suitable for each scene, etc. is displayed. To enjoy a wider variety of picture effects, we recommend that you read them before taking pictures. •...
  • Page 101: Backlit Softness

    Recording Modes [Clear Portrait] The brightness of the face is adjusted and the background is defocused to create a clear portrait. Tips • If you are using a lens with the zoom function, you can enhance the effect by zooming in as much as possible and closing the distance between the camera and the subject.
  • Page 102 Recording Modes [Clear in Backlight] Outdoors, the flash will be used to more evenly illuminate the subject’s face. Tips • Open the flash. (You can set to [ ‰ ].) • White saturation can occur if the subject is too close. •...
  • Page 103 Recording Modes [Distinct Scenery] Saturation of sky and trees creates more distinct scenery. [Bright Blue Sky] On a sunny day, the overall screen brightness is increased to create a vibrant image of the blue sky. [Romantic Sunset Glow] The enhanced purple tone creates a romantic image of the sky just after sunset.
  • Page 104: Glistening Water

    Recording Modes [Glistening Water] The glisten of the water is enhanced to look brighter and slightly bluish. • Display of the recording screen will be delayed more than usual and the screen will look as if frames are dropping. • Star filter used in this mode may cause glistening effects on the objects other than water surface.
  • Page 105: Warm Glowing Nightscape

    Recording Modes [Warm Glowing Nightscape] The warm colour tone creates a warm image of the nightscape. Tips • We recommend using a tripod and the self-timer. • The shutter may remain closed after taking the picture. This is due to signal processing and is not a malfunction. •...
  • Page 106: Clear Night Portrait

    Recording Modes [Clear Night Portrait] Fill flash and a longer exposure capture better portraits against the nightscape. Tips • Open the flash. (You can set to [ • We recommend using a tripod and the self-timer. • When [Clear Night Portrait] is selected, keep the subject still for about 1 second after taking the picture.
  • Page 107: Appetizing Food

    Recording Modes [Appetizing Food] The overall screen brightness is increased to make the food look appealing. Tips • If you are using a lens with the zoom function, you can enhance the effect by zooming in as much as possible and closing the distance between the camera and the subject.
  • Page 108 Recording Modes [Clear Sports Shot] The faster shutter speed prevents blur, for example at sporting events. [Monochrome] A monochrome image captures the mood of the moment.
  • Page 109 Recording Modes [Panorama Shot] Consecutive photos taken while the camera is moved are combined to form a panorama. Check the recording direction, and then press [MENU/SET]. • A horizontal/vertical guide is displayed. Changing the recording direction 1 Select the menu. [MENU] >...
  • Page 110 Recording Modes Press the shutter button fully and move the camera in a small circle in the direction of the arrow on the screen. Recording from left to right • Move the camera at a constant speed. A Recording direction and panning Pictures may not be able to be recorded (Guide) properly if the camera is moved too fast...
  • Page 111 Recording Modes Technique for Panorama Shot Mode ∫ A Move the camera in the recording direction without shaking it. If the camera shakes too much, pictures may not be able to be recorded, or the recorded panorama picture may become narrower (smaller). B Move the camera towards the edge of the range you wish to record.
  • Page 112 Recording Modes • The optimal speed for moving the camera varies depending on the lens being used. • When the focal length is long, such as when a telephoto lens is attached, move the camera slowly. • The focus, white balance, and exposure are fixed at the optimum values for the first picture. As a result, if the focus or brightness changes substantially during recording, the entire panorama picture may not be recorded at the suitable focus or brightness.
  • Page 113: Taking Pictures With Different Image Effects (Creative Control Mode)

    Recording Modes Taking Pictures with different image effects (Creative Control Mode) Recording Mode: This mode records with additional image effects. You can set the effects to add by selecting example images and checking them on the screen. Set the mode dial to [ Press 3/4 to select the image effects (filters).
  • Page 114 Recording Modes • To change Creative Control Mode, select the [ ] tab on the menu screen, select [Filter Switch], and then press [MENU/SET]. You can return to step • Creative Control settings are memorised even if the camera is turned off. •...
  • Page 115: Setting Brightness

    Recording Modes Setting brightness Press the rear dial to display the setting screen. • Each press of the rear dial switches among brightness setting, Defocus Control and end operation. Rotate the rear dial to set. - 5 - 5 - 4 - 4 - 3 - 3 - 2 - 2 - 1 - 1 0 0 +1 +1 +2 +2 +3 +3 +4 +4 +5 +5 Change the settings by using the touch panel ∫...
  • Page 116 Recording Modes [Expressive] This effect emphasises the colour to make a pop art picture. Items that can be set Understated Freshness colours colours [Retro] This effect gives a faded image. Items that can be set Yellow Colour emphasised emphasised [Old Days] This effect adds a bright, soft and nostalgic feel to the overall image.
  • Page 117 Recording Modes [Low Key] This effect adds a dark and relaxing feel to the overall image and enhances bright parts. Items that can be set Blue Colour emphasised emphasised [Sepia] This effect creates a sepia image. Items that can be set Contrast Low contrast High contrast...
  • Page 118: Impressive Art

    Recording Modes [Rough Monochrome] This effect creates a black and white picture with granular noise. Items that can be set Grittiness Less gritty Grittier • Display of the recording screen will be delayed more than usual and the screen will look as if frames are dropping. [Silky Monochrome] This effect blurs the overall image to add a soft feel to a black and white picture.
  • Page 119 Recording Modes [High Dynamic] This effect produces the optimum brightness for both dark and bright parts. Items that can be set Freshness Black and white Pop colours [Cross Process] This effect gives your photo a dramatic colour look. Items that can be set Green tone/Blue tone/Yellow tone/Red tone Colour •...
  • Page 120 Recording Modes [Toy Pop] This effect creates a vivid and bright image with the look of a toy camera. Items that can be set Area with reduced peripheral Small Large brightness [Bleach Bypass] This effect gives a higher contrast and a lower saturation to create a calm and tranquil picture.
  • Page 121 Recording Modes [Miniature Effect] This effect blurs peripheral areas to give the impression of a diorama. Items that can be set Understated Freshness colours colours Setting the type of defocus ∫ With [Miniature Effect] you can make the subject stand out by intentionally creating defocused and in-focus portions.
  • Page 122 Recording Modes [Soft Focus] This effect blurs the overall image to produce a soft feel. Items that can be set Extent of defocus Weak defocus Strong defocus • Display of the recording screen will be delayed more than usual and the screen will look as if frames are dropping.
  • Page 123 Recording Modes [One Point Color] This effect leaves one selected colour to emphasise impressiveness. Items that can be set Small amount of Large amount of Amount of colour left colour colour Set the colour to leave in ∫ Set the colour to leave in by selecting a location on the screen. Press [Fn2] to display the setting screen.
  • Page 124 Recording Modes Setting the light source ∫ You can change the position and size of the light source. Press [Fn2] to display the setting screen. • Setting screen can also be displayed by touching in order of [ ] then [ Press 3/4/2/1 to move the centre position of the light source .
  • Page 125: Recording Motion Pictures With Manually Set Aperture Value/Shutter Speed (Creative Video Mode)

    Recording Modes Recording motion pictures with manually set aperture value/shutter speed (Creative Video Mode) Recording Mode: It is possible to manually change the aperture and shutter speed and record motion pictures. Set the mode dial to [ Select the menu. [MENU] >...
  • Page 126 Recording Modes • Aperture value – Set the aperture value to a higher number when you want a sharp focus background. Set the aperture value to a lower number when you want a soft focus background. • Shutter speed – When you want to take a sharp picture of a fast moving subject, set with a faster shutter speed.
  • Page 127: Minimising Operational Sounds During Motion Picture Recording

    Recording Modes Minimising operational sounds during motion picture recording The operational sound of the zoom or button operation may be recorded when it is operated during the recording of a motion picture. Using touch icons allows silent operation while recording motion pictures. •...
  • Page 128: Registering Your Preferred Settings (Custom Mode)

    Recording Modes Registering your preferred settings (Custom Mode) Recording Mode: You can register the current camera settings as custom settings. If you then record in Custom Mode, you can use the registered settings. • Initial setting of the Programme AE Mode is registered as the custom settings initially. Registering Personal Menu Settings (Registering custom settings) To allow recording using the same settings, up to 5 sets of current camera settings can be registered using [Cust.Set Mem.].
  • Page 129: Recording Using Registered Custom Set

    Recording Modes Recording using registered custom set You can easily call up the settings you have registered using [Cust.Set Mem.]. Set the mode dial to [ ] or [ • The custom set registered for [ ] or [ ] is called up. Set the mode dial to [ •...
  • Page 130: Image And Picture Quality Settings

    Image and Picture Quality Settings Adjusting the Picture Quality by Adding an Effect [Photo Style] Applicable modes: 6 effects can be selected to match the image you wish to record. It is possible to adjust the items such as colour or picture quality of the effect to your desire. [MENU] >...
  • Page 131 Image and Picture Quality Settings Item Effect Increases the difference between the brightness and the darkness in the picture. [Contrast] Decreases the difference between the brightness and the darkness in the picture. The picture is sharply defined. [Sharpness] The picture is softly focused. The colours in the picture become vivid.
  • Page 132: Adjusting Bright/Dark Portions [Highlight Shadow]

    Image and Picture Quality Settings Adjusting Bright/Dark Portions [Highlight Shadow] Applicable modes: You can adjust the brightness of bright and dark portions on an image while checking the brightness on the screen. Select the menu. [MENU] > [Rec]>[Highlight Shadow] Press 2/1 to select the item. Item Description of settings A state with no adjustments is set.
  • Page 133 Image and Picture Quality Settings • The screen display can be switched by pressing [DISP.] on the brightness adjustment screen. HIGH LIGHT HIGH LIGHT SHADOW SHADOW • Settings registered to will be stored even after this unit is turned off. •...
  • Page 134: Adjusting The White Balance

    Image and Picture Quality Settings Adjusting the White Balance Applicable modes: 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 135 Image and Picture Quality Settings • Under fluorescent lighting, LED lighting fixture etc., the appropriate White Balance will vary depending on the lighting type, so use [AWB] or [ ], [ • The White Balance is only calculated for subjects within the range of the camera’s flash. (P217) •...
  • Page 136 Image and Picture Quality Settings Setting the White Balance manually Set the White Balance value. Use to match the condition when taking photographs. Press 1 ( Rotate the rear dial or front dial to select [ ] or [ ] and then press 3. Aim the camera at a sheet of white paper etc.
  • Page 137 Image and Picture Quality Settings Finely adjusting the White Balance You can finely adjust the White Balance when you cannot acquire the desired hue by setting the White Balance. Select the White Balance and then press Press to fine-adjust the White Balance. G G G G G G •...
  • Page 138 Image and Picture Quality Settings White Balance Bracket Bracket setting is performed based on the adjustment values for the White Balance fine adjustment, and 3 pictures with different colours are automatically recorded when the shutter button is pressed once. Fine-adjust the White Balance in step of “Finely G G G G G G adjusting the White Balance”...
  • Page 139: Setting The Picture Quality And Size

    Image and Picture Quality Settings Setting the Picture Quality and Size Setting the aspect ratio of pictures Applicable modes: This allows you to select the aspect ratio of the pictures to suit printing or the playback method. [MENU] > [Rec]>[Aspect Ratio] Settings Description of settings [4:3]...
  • Page 140: Setting The Compression Rate Of Pictures [Quality]

    Image and Picture Quality Settings When the aspect ratio is [16:9]. When the aspect ratio is [1:1]. Settings Image size Settings Image size [L] (12M) 4592k2584 [L] (11.5M) 3424k3424 M] (6M) 3232k1824 M] (6M) 2416k2416 S] (2M) 1920k1080 S] (3M) 1712k1712 •...
  • Page 141 Image and Picture Quality Settings • You can enjoy more advanced picture editing if you use RAW files. You can save RAW files in a file format (JPEG, TIFF etc.) that can be displayed on your PC etc., develop them and edit them using the software “SILKYPIX Developer Studio”...
  • Page 142: Setting Image-Related Functions

    Image and Picture Quality Settings Setting Image-Related Functions Compensating the contrast and exposure [i.Dynamic] (Intelligent dynamic range control) Applicable modes: Contrast and exposure are compensated when the brightness difference between the background and subject is great, etc. [MENU] > [Rec]>[i.Dynamic] Settings: [AUTO]/[HIGH]/[STANDARD]/[LOW]/[OFF] •...
  • Page 143: Combining Pictures With Different Exposures [Hdr]

    Image and Picture Quality Settings Combining pictures with different exposures [HDR] Applicable modes: You can combine 3 pictures with different levels of exposure into a single picture with rich gradation. You can minimise the loss of gradations in bright areas and dark areas when, for example, the contrast between the background and the subject is large.
  • Page 144: Reducing The Long Shutter Noise [Long Shtr Nr]

    Image and Picture Quality Settings Reducing the long shutter noise [Long Shtr NR] Applicable modes: The camera automatically removes noise that appears when the shutter speed becomes slower to take pictures of night scenery etc. so you can take beautiful pictures. [MENU] >...
  • Page 145: Setting The Colour Space [Color Space]

    Image and Picture Quality Settings Setting the colour space [Color Space] Applicable modes: Set this when you want to correct the colour reproduction of the recorded pictures on a PC, printer etc. [MENU] > [Rec]>[Color Space] Settings Description of settings Colour space is set to sRGB colour space.
  • Page 146: Focus And Exposure Settings

    Focus and Exposure Settings Taking Pictures with Auto Focus Applicable modes: This allows the focusing method that suits the positions and number of the subjects to be selected. Set the focus mode lever to [AF]. Set [AFS/AFF/AFC] in the [Custom] menu to [AFS], [AFF] or [AFC].
  • Page 147: About The Focus Mode (Afs/Aff/Afc)

    Focus and Exposure Settings About the focus mode (AFS/AFF/AFC) Applicable modes: Select the menu. [MENU] > [Custom]>[AFS/AFF/AFC] Press 3/4 to select item, and press [MENU/ SET]. • Select focus mode according to the movement of the subject and the scene you are recording. •...
  • Page 148 Focus and Exposure Settings When recording using [AFF], [AFC] • It may take time to focus on the subject when you operate the zoom from Wide to Tele or suddenly change the subject from a distant one to a nearby one. •...
  • Page 149: Type Of The Auto Focus Mode

    Focus and Exposure Settings Type of the Auto Focus Mode About [š] ([Face Detection]) The camera automatically detects the person’s face. The focus and exposure can then be adjusted to fit that face no matter what portion of the picture it is in. (max. 15 areas) When the camera detects a person’s face, the AF area is displayed.
  • Page 150 Focus and Exposure Settings Setting up [ ] ([AF Tracking]) Focus and exposure can be adjusted to a specified subject. Focus and exposure will keep on following the subject even if it moves. (Dynamic tracking) When operating buttons ∫ Place the subject in the AF tracking frame, and press the shutter button halfway to lock the subject.
  • Page 151 Focus and Exposure Settings • Exposure is adjusted in accordance with the locked subject when [Metering Mode] is set to (P168) • If it fails to lock, AF area will flash in red, and disappear. Try to lock again. • AF Tracking may be disabled in certain picture conditions such as when it is very dark.
  • Page 152 Focus and Exposure Settings About [ ] ([23-Area]) Up to 23 AF areas can be focused. This is effective when a subject is not in the centre of the screen. (The AF area frame will be same as image aspect ratio setting) (AF area frame will be same as image aspect ratio setting) •...
  • Page 153 Focus and Exposure Settings Setting up position of the AF area/changing size of the AF area • Perform the operation after cancelling the touch shutter function. • When setting with touch operation, set [Touch AF] in [Touch Settings] of the [Custom] menu to [AF].
  • Page 154 Focus and Exposure Settings When selecting [ You can set the focus position precisely by enlarging the screen. • The focus position cannot be set at the edge of the screen. Select [ ] and press 4. Press 3/4/2/1 to set the focus position and then press [MENU/SET]. •...
  • Page 155 Focus and Exposure Settings Setting the duration for which the screen is enlarged [MENU] > [Custom]>[Pinpoint AF Time]> [LONG] (Approx. 1.5 seconds)/[MID] (Approx. 1.0 second)/[SHORT] (Approx. 0.5 second) Moving/not moving the AF area with the cursor button [MENU] > [Custom]>[Direct Focus Area]>[ON]/[OFF] When [š], [ ], or [Ø] is selected, the AF area can be moved;...
  • Page 156: Setting The Desired Focus Method

    Focus and Exposure Settings Setting the desired focus method Using the [Custom] menu, you can set the focus method in detail. Focusing/not focusing when the shutter button is pressed halfway [MENU] > [Custom]>[Shutter AF]>[ON]/[OFF] Releasing/not releasing the shutter by pressing the shutter button halfway [MENU] >...
  • Page 157 Focus and Exposure Settings Turning on/not turning on the AF Assist Lamp [MENU] > [Custom]>[AF Assist Lamp]>[ON]/[OFF] AF assist lamp will illuminate the subject when the shutter button is pressed halfway, making it easier for the camera to focus when recording in low light conditions. (Larger AF area is displayed depending on the recording conditions.) •...
  • Page 158: Taking Pictures With Manual Focus

    Focus and Exposure Settings Taking Pictures with Manual Focus Applicable modes: Use this function when you want to fix the focus or when the distance between the lens and the subject is determined and you do not want to activate Auto Focus. The operations used to focus manually differ depending on the lens.
  • Page 159 Focus and Exposure Settings Achieving focus quickly using Auto Focus [MENU] > [Custom]>[AF/AE Lock]>[AF-ON] If [AF/AE LOCK] is pressed in Manual Focus, Auto Focus will work. • Auto Focus works at the centre of the frame. • If Auto Focus is used while the MF Assist screen is displayed, the centre of the MF Assist screen will be focused.
  • Page 160 Focus and Exposure Settings Highlighting/not highlighting in-focus portions [MENU] > [Custom]>[Peaking] Item Description of settings In-focus portions are highlighted with colour. [ON] [OFF] In-focus portions are not highlighted. The detection level for in-focus portions is set. When [HIGH] is set, portions to be highlighted are reduced, allowing you to achieve a more precise focus.
  • Page 161 Focus and Exposure Settings MF ASSIST Displaying the MF Assist ∫ • It can be displayed by rotating the focus ring, moving the focus lever, pinching out (P16) screen, or touching the screen twice. (In the Creative Control Mode [Miniature Effect], MF Assistance cannot be displayed by touching the screen) •...
  • Page 162 Focus and Exposure Settings • MF Assist or MF guide may not display depending on the lens used, but you can display MF Assist by direct operation of the camera, using the touch screen or a button. Not available in these cases: •...
  • Page 163 Focus and Exposure Settings About the focus distance reference mark The focus distance reference mark is a mark used to measure the focus distance. Use this when taking pictures with Manual Focus or taking close-up pictures. Focus range A Focus distance reference mark B Focus distance reference line C 0.2 m (0.66 feet) [When the interchangeable lens (H-H020A) is used] D 0.2 m (0.66 feet) (Wide to focal length 20 mm)
  • Page 164: Fixing The Focus And The Exposure (Af/Ae Lock)

    Focus and Exposure Settings Fixing the Focus and the Exposure (AF/AE Lock) Applicable modes: This is useful when you want to take a picture of a subject outside the AF area or the contrast is too strong and you cannot achieve appropriate exposure. Align the screen with the subject.
  • Page 165 Focus and Exposure Settings Maintaining/not maintaining the lock when [AF/AE LOCK] is released [MENU] > [Custom]>[AF/AE Lock Hold]>[ON]/[OFF] • When AE lock is performed, the brightness of the recording screen that appears on the screen is fixed. • AF Lock only is effective when taking pictures in Manual Exposure Mode. •...
  • Page 166: Compensating The Exposure

    Focus and Exposure Settings Compensating the Exposure Applicable modes: Use this function when you cannot achieve appropriate exposure due to the difference in brightness between the subject and the background. Press the rear dial to switch to Exposure Compensation operation. Rotate the rear dial to compensate the exposure.
  • Page 167 Focus and Exposure Settings • When [Auto Exposure Comp.] in [Flash] in the [Rec] menu is set to [ON], the brightness of the built-in flash will automatically be set to the level appropriate to the selected Exposure Compensation. (P223) • When the exposure value is out of the j3 EV to i3 EV range, the brightness of the recording screen will no longer change.
  • Page 168: Selecting The Method For Measuring Brightness [Metering Mode]

    Focus and Exposure Settings Selecting the Method for Measuring Brightness [Metering Mode] Applicable modes: Type of optical measurement to measure brightness can be changed. [MENU] > [Rec]>[Metering Mode] Settings Description of settings This is the method in which the camera measures the most suitable (Multiple) exposure by judging the allocation of brightness on the whole screen automatically.
  • Page 169: Making Multiple Exposures On One Picture [Multi Exp.]

    Focus and Exposure Settings Making Multiple Exposures on One Picture [Multi Exp.] Applicable modes: You can shoot up to four exposures per image. Select the menu. [MENU] > [Rec]>[Multi Exp.] Press 3/4 to select [Start] and then press [MENU/ SET]. Decide on the composition, and take the first picture.
  • Page 170 Focus and Exposure Settings About Automatic Gain Control setting ∫ Select [Auto Gain] on the screen shown in step and set it. [ON]: The brightness level is adjusted according to the number of pictures taken and the pictures are superimposed over each other. [OFF]: Compensate the exposure to match the subject so that all the superimposed exposure effects will be just right.
  • Page 171: Easily Optimising The Brightness For A Specified Area (Touch Ae)

    Focus and Exposure Settings Easily Optimising the Brightness for a Specified Area (Touch AE) Applicable modes: You can easily optimise the brightness for a touched position. When the face of the subject appears dark, you can brighten the screen according to the brightness of the face. You can optimise just the brightness for a touched position or by optimising the brightness when using Touch AF, you can optimise both the focus and brightness for the touched position.
  • Page 172 Focus and Exposure Settings Optimising the focus and brightness for a touched position Select the menu. [MENU] > [Custom]>[Touch Settings] Select [Touch AF] and then touch [AF+AE]. Touch the subject you want to optimise the brightness for. • AF area setting screen is displayed. (P153) •...
  • Page 173 Focus and Exposure Settings • When recording with the Touch Shutter, the focus and brightness are optimised for the touched position before recording takes place. • At the edge of the screen, the metering may be affected by the brightness around the touched location.
  • Page 174: Setting The Light Sensitivity

    Focus and Exposure Settings Setting the Light Sensitivity Applicable modes: This allows the sensitivity to light (ISO sensitivity) to be set. Setting to a higher figure enables pictures to be taken even in dark places without the resulting pictures coming out dark.
  • Page 175 Focus and Exposure Settings ISO sensitivity Description of settings The ISO sensitivity is automatically adjusted according to the brightness. AUTO • Maximum [ISO3200] (With the flash on [ISO1600]) ¢1 The camera detects movement of the subject and then automatically sets the optimum ISO sensitivity and shutter speed to suit the movement of the subject and brightness of the scene to minimise the jitter of the subject.
  • Page 176: Setting The Upper Limit On Iso Sensitivity

    Focus and Exposure Settings Setting the upper limit on ISO sensitivity Applicable modes: It will select optimal ISO sensitivity with set value as limit depending on the brightness of the subject. [MENU] > [Rec]>[ISO Limit Set] Settings: [400]/[800]/[1600]/[3200]/[6400]/[12800]/[25600]/[OFF] • It will work when the [Sensitivity] is set to [AUTO] or [ Not available in these cases: •...
  • Page 177: Extending Iso Sensitivity

    Focus and Exposure Settings Extending ISO sensitivity Applicable modes: ISO sensitivity can be set up to minimum [ISO125]. [MENU] > [Rec]>[Extended ISO] Settings: [ON]/[OFF]...
  • Page 178: Shutter (Drive) Settings

    Shutter (Drive) Settings Select a Drive Mode Applicable modes: Selecting the drive mode allows you to switch the operation, such as burst recording or the self-timer, for when you press the shutter button. Press 4 ( 1 2 3 4 Press 2/1 to select the drive mode, and then 31/3 press [MENU/SET] .
  • Page 179: Taking Pictures Using Burst Mode

    Shutter (Drive) Settings Taking Pictures using Burst Mode Applicable modes: Pictures are taken continuously while the shutter button is pressed. • Pictures taken with a burst speed of [SH] will be recorded as a single burst group (P240). Press 4 ( Press 2/1 to select the burst icon ([ 31/3 etc.), and then press 3.
  • Page 180 Shutter (Drive) Settings ¢2 [SH] (Super high (High (Middle (Low speed) speed) speed) speed) Electronic Burst shutter [ON] speed (pictures/ Electronic second) shutter [OFF] Live View during Burst None None Available Available Mode With RAW files — ¢3, 4 ¢1 Without RAW Depends on the capacity of the card ¢4...
  • Page 181 Shutter (Drive) Settings Focusing in Burst Mode The method for achieving focus varies depending on the focus mode ( [AFS/AFF/AFC] (P147) and Manual Focus (P158)) and the [Focus/Release Priority] (P157) setting in the [Custom] menu. Focus/Release Focus Mode Focus Priority [FOCUS] At the first picture [RELEASE]...
  • Page 182 Shutter (Drive) Settings Not available in these cases: • The Burst Mode is disabled in the following cases. – [Glistening Water]/[Glittering Illuminations]/[Soft Image of a Flower]/[Panorama Shot] (Scene Guide Mode) – [Rough Monochrome]/[Silky Monochrome]/[Miniature Effect]/[Soft Focus]/[Star Filter]/ [Sunshine] (Creative Control Mode) –...
  • Page 183: Taking Pictures Using Auto Bracket

    Shutter (Drive) Settings Taking Pictures using Auto Bracket Applicable modes: Maximum of 7 pictures will be recorded with different exposure settings following the Exposure Compensation range every time the shutter button is pressed. With Auto Bracket [Step]: [3•1/3], [Sequence]: [0/s/r] 1st picture 2nd picture 3rd picture...
  • Page 184 Shutter (Drive) Settings Cancelling the Auto Bracket ∫ Select [ ] (single picture recording) or [ ] from among the drive modes. (P178) Changing the settings for [Single/Burst Settings], [Step] and [Sequence] in Auto ∫ Bracket Select the menu. [MENU] > [Rec]>[Auto Bracket] Press 3/4 to select [Single/Burst Settings], [Step] or [Sequence] and then press [MENU/SET].
  • Page 185 Shutter (Drive) Settings • When taking pictures using Auto Bracket after setting the Exposure Compensation value, the pictures taken are based on the selected Exposure Compensation value. Not available in these cases: • The exposure may be compensated incorrectly, depending on the brightness of the subject. •...
  • Page 186: Taking Pictures With The Self-Timer

    Shutter (Drive) Settings Taking Pictures with the Self-timer Applicable modes: Press 4 ( Press 2/1 to select the self-timer icon 31/3 ], etc.), and then press 3. Press 2/1 to select the time setting for the self-timer, and then press [MENU/SET] . Item Description of settings Picture is taken 10 seconds after shutter is pressed.
  • Page 187 Shutter (Drive) Settings Press the shutter button halfway to focus and then press it fully to take the picture. • A picture is not taken until the subject is brought into focus. Focus and exposure will be set when the shutter button is pressed halfway.
  • Page 188 Shutter (Drive) Settings • Time setting for the self timer can also be set by [Self Timer] in the [Rec] menu. • Depending on the recording conditions, the recording interval may become more than 2 seconds when [ ] is selected. •...
  • Page 189: Functions Customised For Various Subjects And Purposes

    Functions Customised for Various Subjects and Purposes Taking Pictures Automatically at Set Intervals [Time Lapse Shot] Applicable modes: You can set the recording start time, the recording interval and the number of pictures, and automatically record subjects such as animals and plants as time elapses. Pictures are recorded as a single Picture Group (P240).
  • Page 190 Functions Customised for Various Subjects and Purposes Press 3/4 to select [Start] and then press [MENU/SET]. Press the shutter button fully. • The recording starts automatically. • During recording standby, the power will turn off automatically if no operation is performed for a certain period.
  • Page 191: Creating Stop Motion Pictures [Stop Motion Animation]

    Functions Customised for Various Subjects and Purposes Creating Stop Motion Pictures [Stop Motion Animation] Applicable modes: A stop motion picture is created by splicing pictures together. • Set the date and time settings in advance. (P38) • Pictures taken with [Stop Motion Animation] are displayed as a set of group pictures. (P240) Before creating a motion picture with [Stop Motion Animation] With [Stop Motion Animation], you can make a motion picture in which objects appear to...
  • Page 192 Functions Customised for Various Subjects and Purposes Press 3/4 to select the recording method, and then press [MENU/SET]. Item Description of settings [ON] Takes pictures automatically at a set recording interval. When [Auto the shutter button is pressed fully, recording starts. Shooting] [OFF] This is for taking pictures manually, frame by frame.
  • Page 193 Functions Customised for Various Subjects and Purposes Touch [ ] to end the recording. • It can also be ended by selecting [Stop Motion Animation] from the [Rec] menu and then pressing [MENU/SET]. • When [Auto Shooting] is set to [ON], select [End] on the confirmation screen.
  • Page 194 Functions Customised for Various Subjects and Purposes Adding pictures to the Stop Motion Animation group ∫ Selecting [Additional] in step will display group pictures recorded with [Stop Motion Animation]. Select a set of group pictures, press [MENU/SET], and then select [Yes] on the confirmation screen.
  • Page 195: Disabling Operational Sounds And The Output Of Light At Once [Silent Mode]

    Functions Customised for Various Subjects and Purposes Disabling Operational Sounds and the Output of Light at once [Silent Mode] Applicable modes: This function is useful for recording images in a quiet environment, public facility, etc. or recording images of subjects such as babies or animals. Select the menu.
  • Page 196: Taking Pictures With No Shutter Sound [Electronic Shutter]

    Functions Customised for Various Subjects and Purposes Taking Pictures with No Shutter Sound [Electronic Shutter] Applicable modes: The shutter sound can be turned off for recording in a quiet environment. The mechanical shutter is disabled, making it easier to take pictures with minimised blur. We recommended making a trial recording in advance because distorted subjects and horizontal stripes may be recorded depending on the recording conditions.
  • Page 197: Taking Clear Pictures By Registering Faces [Face Recog.]

    Functions Customised for Various Subjects and Purposes Taking Clear Pictures by Registering Faces [Face Recog.] Applicable modes: 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 198 Functions Customised for Various Subjects and Purposes • [Face Recog.] only works when the AF Mode is set to [š]. • During the Burst Mode, [Face Recog.] picture information can be attached to only the first picture. • Similarity in facial features can result in one person being recognised as another. •...
  • Page 199 Functions Customised for Various Subjects and Purposes 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).
  • Page 200 Functions Customised for Various Subjects and Purposes Press 3/4 to select the item and then press [MENU/SET]. • You can register up to 3 face images. Item Description of settings It is possible to register names. 1 Press 4 to select [SET] and then press [MENU/SET]. [Name] 2 Enter the name.
  • Page 201 Functions Customised for Various Subjects and Purposes 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. Press 4 to select [MEMORY] and press [MENU/SET]. Press 3/4/2/1 to select the face image to edit or delete and then press [MENU/SET].
  • Page 202: Recording Profiles Of Babies And Pets On Images

    Functions Customised for Various Subjects and Purposes Recording Profiles of Babies and Pets on Images Applicable modes: By setting the name and birthday of your baby or pet in advance, you can record their name and age in months and years on images. You can display them during playback or stamp them on recorded images using [Text Stamp] (P251).
  • Page 203: Stabiliser, Zoom And Flash

    Stabiliser, Zoom and Flash Optical Image Stabiliser The camera detects jitter during recording and automatically corrects it, so you can record images with reduced jitter. There are two types of Optical Image Stabilisers, the one built into a lens and the one built into this unit.
  • Page 204: Using The Optical Image Stabiliser Function Of A Lens

    Stabiliser, Zoom and Flash Preventing jitter (camera shake) When the jitter alert [ ] appears, use [Stabilizer], a tripod, the self-timer (P186) or the shutter remote control (DMW-RSL1: optional) (P333) • Shutter speed will be slower particularly in the following cases. Keep the camera still from the moment the shutter button is pressed until the picture appears on the screen.
  • Page 205 Stabiliser, Zoom and Flash • The Optical Image Stabiliser may produce operational sound or cause vibration during its operation, but these are not malfunctions. • When using an optional interchangeable lens with an O.I.S. switch, it is possible to set to enable the Optical Image Stabiliser by switching the O.I.S.
  • Page 206: Using The Optical Image Stabiliser Function Of This Unit

    Stabiliser, Zoom and Flash Using the Optical Image Stabiliser function of this unit Applicable modes: If your lens does not support the Optical Image Stabiliser function or is not based on the Micro Four Thirds System standard/Four Thirds System standard, the Optical Image Stabiliser of this unit can be used.
  • Page 207 Stabiliser, Zoom and Flash Setting the focal length of a lens • When a lens based on the Micro Four Thirds System standard/Four Thirds System standard is in use, a focal length is set automatically. • If your lens is based on the Micro Four Thirds System standard/Four Thirds System standard but does not have a communication function with the camera, set the focal length of the lens.
  • Page 208 Stabiliser, Zoom and Flash • The Optical Image Stabiliser may produce operational sound or cause vibration during its operation, but these are not malfunctions. • When a tripod is used, we recommended that [Operation Mode] be set to [OFF]. • We recommend taking pictures with the viewfinder when panning in [ •...
  • Page 209: Minimising Vibration Of The Shutter

    Stabiliser, Zoom and Flash Minimising vibration of the shutter Applicable modes: To reduce the influence of hand shake or shutter vibration, shutter is released after the specified time has passed. Select the menu. [MENU] > [Rec]>[Shutter Delay] Settings: [8SEC]/[4SEC]/[2SEC]/[1SEC]/[OFF] Not available in these cases: •...
  • Page 210: Taking Pictures With The Zoom

    Stabiliser, Zoom and Flash Taking Pictures with the Zoom Applicable modes: You can zoom-out to record landscapes etc. in wide angle (Wide) or zoom-in to make people and objects appear closer (Tele). Zoom lever of an Cursor buttons of this ¢...
  • Page 211: Raising The Telescopic Effect

    Stabiliser, Zoom and Flash Raising the telescopic effect [Ex. Tele Conv.] Applicable modes: The Extra Tele Conversion enables you to take pictures that are further enlarged without deteriorating the picture quality. When taking pictures [Ex. Tele Conv.] Max. 2k ¢ ¢...
  • Page 212 Stabiliser, Zoom and Flash Zooming in with the Extra Tele Conversion in steps [MENU] > [Rec]>[Ex. Tele Conv.]>[ZOOM] EX1.0x EX2.0x A Magnification level of the Extra Tele Conversion The operation can be performed by using the zoom lever or 3/4/2/1. •...
  • Page 213 Stabiliser, Zoom and Flash Simply zooming in with the Extra Tele Conversion [MENU] > [Rec]>[Ex. Tele Conv.]>[TELE CONV.] [MENU] > [Motion Picture]>[Ex. Tele Conv.]>[ON] A [OFF] • When the Extra Tele Conversion is used, angle of view for still pictures will be different from the angle of view for motion pictures because the zoom factor is different between them.
  • Page 214 Stabiliser, Zoom and Flash Changing the settings for a power zoom lens [MENU] > [Custom]>[Power Zoom Lens] This may only be selected when using a lens that is compatible with power zoom (electrically operated zoom). – The interchangeable lenses (H-H020A, H-FS1442A) are not compatible with power zoom. (For compatible lenses, please refer to our website.) Item Description of settings...
  • Page 215 Stabiliser, Zoom and Flash [Digital Zoom] Applicable modes: Although the image quality deteriorates every time you zoom in further, you can zoom in up to four times the original zoom magnification. [MENU] > [Rec]>[Digital Zoom]>[4t]/[2t] [MENU] > [Motion Picture]>[Digital Zoom]>[4t]/[2t] •...
  • Page 216: Zooming Using Touch Operations

    Stabiliser, Zoom and Flash Zooming using touch operations You can perform zoom operations by touching. (Touch zoom) (Optical Zoom and Extra Tele Conversion for still picture recoding are operable) Touch [ ]. Touch [ • The slide bar is displayed. Perform zoom operations by dragging the slide bar.
  • Page 217: Taking Pictures By Using The Flash

    Stabiliser, Zoom and Flash Taking pictures by using the flash Applicable modes: Open/Close the built-in flash ∫ Taking a picture using the flash becomes possible by opening the built-in flash. A To open the flash Slide the flash open lever. B To close the flash Press the flash until it clicks.
  • Page 218 Stabiliser, Zoom and Flash When the interchangeable lens (H-FS1442A) is used Available flash range Wide Tele [AUTO] in 50 cm (1.6 feet) to 5.7 m (19 feet) 30 cm (0.98 feet) to 3.5 m (11 feet) [Sensitivity] • The available flash range is an approximation. •...
  • Page 219: Changing Flash Mode

    Stabiliser, Zoom and Flash Changing Flash Mode Applicable modes: Set the built-in flash to match the recording. • Open the flash. Select the menu. [MENU] > [Rec]>[Flash] Press 3/4 to select [Flash Mode] and then press [MENU/SET]. Press 3/4 to select the item and then press [MENU/SET]. Item Description of settings ([Forced Flash On]) The flash is activated every time regardless of the recording...
  • Page 220 Stabiliser, Zoom and Flash Shutter speed for each flash setting ∫ Flash setting Shutter speed (Sec.) Flash setting Shutter speed (Sec.) ‰ 1/60 ¢1 to 1/320th 1 to 1/8000th ¢2 to 1/8000th Œ ¢1 This becomes 60 seconds in Shutter-Priority AE Mode and B (Bulb) in the Manual Exposure Mode. ¢2 This becomes B (Bulb) in the Manual Exposure Mode.
  • Page 221 Stabiliser, Zoom and Flash ‰ Œ [Clear Portrait] — — ± ¥ ± [Silky Skin] — — ± ¥ ± [Backlit Softness] — — — — ¥ [Clear in Backlight] — — — ¥ ± [Relaxing Tone] — — — —...
  • Page 222: Setting To The 2Nd Curtain Synchro

    Stabiliser, Zoom and Flash Setting to the 2nd Curtain Synchro Applicable modes: 2nd curtain synchro activates the flash just before the shutter closes when taking pictures of moving objects such as cars using a slow shutter speed. Select the menu. [MENU] >...
  • Page 223: Adjust The Flash Output

    Stabiliser, Zoom and Flash Adjust the flash output Applicable modes: Adjust the flash brightness when pictures taken with the flash are over or underexposed. Select the menu. [MENU] > [Rec]>[Flash] Press 3/4 to select [Flash Adjust.] and then press [MENU/SET]. Press 2/1 to set the flash output and then press [MENU/SET].
  • Page 224: Changing The Firing Mode (Manual Flash)

    Stabiliser, Zoom and Flash Changing the firing mode (Manual flash) Applicable modes: You can set a flash type at [Firing Mode] in [Flash]. Item Description of settings The camera automatically sets the flash output. [TTL] Set the luminosity ratio of the flash manually. In [TTL] you can shoot the [MANUAL] photograph you want even when shooting dark scenes that may otherwise be too brightly lit by the flash.
  • Page 225 Stabiliser, Zoom and Flash [Wireless Channel] Select the channel that corresponds to the channel of the external flash you want to control. Settings: [1CH]/[2CH]/[3CH]/[4CH] [Wireless FP] During wireless recording, an external flash fires an FP flash (high speed repetition of flash firing).
  • Page 226 Stabiliser, Zoom and Flash Item Description of settings [Firing Mode] [TTL]: The camera automatically sets the output of the external flash. [AUTO]: Flash output is set by the external flash. [MANUAL]: Set the luminosity ratio of the external flash manually. [OFF]: The external flash fires only a signal-flash.
  • Page 227: Correcting Red Eyes

    Stabiliser, Zoom and Flash Controllable range of the wireless flash ∫ Place the wireless flash with its wireless sensor facing toward the camera. Estimated controllable range is shown in the following figure. Controllable range differs depending on the surrounding environment. Placement example (9.8 feet) (6.6 feet)
  • Page 228: Motion Picture

    Motion Picture Recording Motion Picture This camera can record full high definition motion pictures compatible with the AVCHD format or motion pictures recorded in MP4. Audio will be recorded in stereo. The functions available when recording motion pictures differ according to the lens you are using, and the operational sound of the lens may be recorded.
  • Page 229 Motion Picture When [AVCHD] is selected Item Size Frame rate Bit rate ¢1 [FHD/50p] 1920k1080 28 Mbps [FHD/50i] 1920k1080 17 Mbps ¢2 [FHD/25p] 1920k1080 24 Mbps [FHD/24p] 1920k1080 24 Mbps [HD/50p] 1280k720 17 Mbps ¢1 AVCHD Progressive ¢2 The sensor output is 25 frames/second When [MP4] is selected Item Size...
  • Page 230: How To Set Focus When Recording A Motion Picture (Continuous Af)

    Motion Picture Indication of the icon ∫ A Format B Size AVCHD C Frame rate (sensor output) FHD 50i • What is bit rate This is the volume of data for a definite period of time, and the quality becomes higher when the number gets bigger.
  • Page 231: Recording Motion Picture

    Motion Picture Recording Motion Picture Applicable modes: Start recording by pressing the motion picture button. A Elapsed recording time B Available recording time • Recording of motion picture appropriate for each mode is possible. • The recording state indicator (red) C will flash while recording motion pictures.
  • Page 232 Motion Picture • The operational sound of the zoom or button operation may be recorded when it is operated during the recording of a motion picture. • 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.
  • Page 233: Recording Still Pictures While Recording Motion Pictures

    Motion Picture Recording still pictures while recording motion pictures Applicable modes: Still pictures can be recorded even while recording a motion picture. (Simultaneous recording) During motion picture recording, press the shutter button fully to record a still picture. • Simultaneous recording indicator A is displayed while recording still pictures.
  • Page 234 Motion Picture • The picture aspect ratio will be fixed to [16:9]. Not available in these cases: • Simultaneous recording is not possible in the following cases: – When [Rec Format] is set to [VGA/25p] in [MP4] – When the [FHD/24p] is set [only when [ ] (still picture priorities) is set] –...
  • Page 235: Using The [Motion Picture] Menu

    Motion Picture Using the [Motion Picture] Menu For details on [Motion Picture] menu settings, refer to P40. • [Photo Style], [Metering Mode], [Highlight Shadow], [i.Dynamic], [i.Resolution] and [Digital Zoom] are common to both the [Rec] menu and [Motion Picture] menu. Changing these settings in one of these menus is reflected in other menu.
  • Page 236: [Rec Highlight]

    Motion Picture [Rec Highlight] Applicable modes: White saturated areas appear blinking in black and white. Settings: [ON]/[OFF] • If there are any white saturated areas, we recommend compensating the exposure towards negative (P166) referring to the histogram (P73) and then taking the picture. It may result in a better quality picture.
  • Page 237: [Mic Level Disp.]

    Motion Picture [Mic Level Disp.] Applicable modes: Set whether or not the mic levels are displayed on the recording screen. Settings: [ON]/[OFF] Not available in these cases: • Not available with [Miniature Effect] in Creative Control Mode. [Mic Level Adj.] Applicable modes: Adjust the sound input level to 4 different levels.
  • Page 238: Playback/Editing

    Playback/Editing Switching the Playback Method Displaying multiple screens (Multi Playback) Rotate the rear dial left. 1 screen 12 screens 30 screens Calendar screen 1/98 display • It is possible to switch the playback screen by touching the following icons. – ]: 1 screen –...
  • Page 239: Displaying Pictures By Recording Date (Calendar Playback)

    Playback/Editing Displaying Pictures by Recording Date (Calendar Playback) Rotate the rear dial left to display the Calendar screen. 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 images that are recorded in selected date.
  • Page 240: Playing Back Group Pictures

    Playback/Editing Playing Back Group Pictures A picture group consists of multiple pictures. You can play back pictures in a group either continuously or one by one. A picture group consisting of pictures taken in the Burst Mode 1/98 1/98 1/98 1/98 with the burst speed [SH].
  • Page 241: [2D/3D Settings]

    Playback/Editing Continuously playing back Group Pictures Select a picture with the group picture icon ([ ], [ ], [ ]), and then press 3. • The same operation can be performed by touching the group picture icon ([ ], [ •...
  • Page 242: [Slide Show]

    Playback/Editing [Slide Show] You can play back the pictures you have taken in synchronisation with music, and you can do this in sequence while leaving a fixed interval between each of the pictures. You can also put together a slide show composed of only still pictures, only motion pictures, only 3D pictures etc.
  • Page 243 Playback/Editing Operations during a slide show ∫ Play/Pause Exit slide show Back to previous picture Ahead to next picture Rear Reduce volume level Rear Increase volume level dial dial (left) (right) • Normal playback resumes after the slide show finishes. Changing the slide show settings ∫...
  • Page 244 Playback/Editing [Setup] [Duration] or [Repeat] can be set. Item Settings [Duration] [1SEC]/[2SEC]/[3SEC]/[5SEC] [Repeat] [ON]/[OFF] [AUTO]: Music is played when the still pictures are played back, and audio is played when the motion pictures are played back. [Sound] [Music]: Music is played back. [Audio]: Audio (only for motion pictures) is played back.
  • Page 245: [Playback Mode]

    Playback/Editing [Playback Mode] Playback in [Normal Play], [Picture Only], [Video Only], [3D Play], [Category Play] or [Favorite Play] can be selected. Select the menu. [MENU] > [Playback]>[Playback Mode] Select the group to play back by pressing 3/4, and then press [MENU/SET]. •...
  • Page 246: Using Playback Functions

    Playback/Editing Using Playback Functions With this menu, you can use various playback functions such as cropping and other editing of recorded images, protect settings, etc. • With [Clear Retouch], [Text Stamp], [Time Lapse Video], [Stop Motion Video], [Resize] or [Cropping], a new edited picture is created. A new picture cannot be created if there is no free space on the card so we recommend checking that there is free space before editing the picture.
  • Page 247: [Location Logging]

    Preparation: Sending location information to the camera from the smartphone/tablet. • You need to install “Panasonic Image App” on your smartphone/tablet. (P269) • Read the [Help] in the “Image App” menu for further details on how to operate.
  • Page 248: Removing Unnecessary Parts [Clear Retouch]

    Playback/Editing Removing unnecessary parts [Clear Retouch] You can erase unnecessary parts recorded on the pictures taken. • The erasure operation can only be performed by touching. [Clear Retouch] automatically enables the touch operation. Select the menu. [MENU] > [Playback]>[Clear Retouch] Press 2/1 to select a picture, and then press [MENU/SET].
  • Page 249 Playback/Editing • Pictures may appear unnatural because the background of deleted parts is artificially created. • For group pictures, perform [Clear Retouch] on each picture. (They cannot be edited at once.) • When [Clear Retouch] is performed on group pictures, they are saved as new pictures separate from the original ones.
  • Page 250: [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] (P251). Select the menu. [MENU] > [Playback]>[Title Edit]>[Single]/[Multi] Select an image to add text. • [’] is displayed for pictures with titles already registered. [Single] setting 1 Press 2/1 to select the picture.
  • Page 251: [Text Stamp]

    Playback/Editing [Text Stamp] You can stamp the recording date/time, name, location, travel date or title onto the recorded pictures. Select the menu. [MENU] > [Playback]>[Text Stamp]>[Single]/[Multi] Select an image you wish to stamp with text. • [‘] appears on screen if the picture is stamped with text. [Single] setting 1 Press 2/1 to select the picture.
  • Page 252 Playback/Editing Press 3/4 to select text stamp items, and then press [MENU/SET]. Press 3/4 to select the settings, and then press [MENU/SET]. Item Description of settings [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 Recog.] will be ([Face...
  • Page 253 Playback/Editing • 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. • You can set up to 100 pictures at one time in [Multi]. •...
  • Page 254: [Video Divide]

    Playback/Editing [Video Divide] Recorded motion picture can be divided in two. It is recommended for when you want to divide a part you need with a part you do not need. Dividing a motion picture is permanent. Decide before you divide! Select the menu.
  • Page 255: [Time Lapse Video]

    Playback/Editing [Time Lapse Video] This function allows you to create a motion picture from a picture group recorded with [Time Lapse Shot]. The created motion picture is saved in MP4 recording format. Select the menu. [MENU] > [Playback]>[Time Lapse Video] Select the [Time Lapse Shot] picture group with 2/1, and then press [MENU/ SET].
  • Page 256: [Stop Motion Video]

    Playback/Editing [Stop Motion Video] A Motion picture is created from group pictures taken with [Stop Motion Animation]. Created motion pictures are saved in MP4 recording format. Select the menu. [MENU] > [Playback]>[Stop Motion Video] Select the Stop Motion Animation group with 2/1 , and then press [MENU/SET]. Create a motion picture by selecting the methods for creating it.
  • Page 257: [Resize]

    Playback/Editing [Resize] To allow easy posting to web pages, attachment to e-mail etc., picture size (number of pixels) is reduced. Select the menu. [MENU] > [Playback]>[Resize]>[Single]/[Multi] Select the picture and size. [Single] setting 1 Press 2/1 to select the picture, and then press [MENU/SET].
  • Page 258: [Cropping]

    Playback/Editing [Cropping] You can enlarge and then clip the important part of the recorded picture. Select the menu. [MENU] > [Playback]>[Cropping] Press 2/1 to select the picture, and then press [MENU/SET]. Use the rear dial and press 3/4/2/1 to select the parts to be cropped. Rear dial (right): Enlargement Rear dial (left): Reduction 3/4/2/1: Move...
  • Page 259: [Rotate]/[Rotate Disp.]

    Playback/Editing [Rotate]/[Rotate Disp.] This mode allows you to automatically display pictures vertically if they were recorded holding the camera vertically or rotate pictures manually in 90o steps. [Rotate] (The picture is rotated manually) • The [Rotate] function is disabled when [Rotate Disp.] is set to [OFF]. Select the menu.
  • Page 260: [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 the pictures set as favourites only as a slide show. • Play back only the pictures set as favourites. ([Favorite Play]) •...
  • Page 261: [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 262 Playback/Editing Cancelling all the [Print Set] settings ∫ Select the menu. [MENU] > [Playback]>[Print Set]>[Cancel] • Confirmation screen is displayed. It is executed when [Yes] is selected. Exit the menu after it is executed. To print the date ∫ After setting the number of prints, set/cancel printing with the recording date by pressing •...
  • Page 263: [Protect]

    Playback/Editing [Protect] You can set protection for pictures you do not want to delete by mistake. Select the menu. [MENU] > [Playback]>[Protect]>[Single]/[Multi] Select the picture. [Single] setting Press 2/1 to select the picture, and then press [MENU/SET]. • The setting is cancelled when [MENU/SET] is pressed again.
  • Page 264: [Face Rec Edit]

    Playback/Editing [Face Rec Edit] You can clear and replace all information relating to face recognition in selected images. Select the menu. [MENU] > [Playback]>[Face Rec Edit]>[REPLACE]/[DELETE] Press 2/1 to select the picture and then press [MENU/SET]. Press 2/1 to select the person and then press [MENU/SET]. (When [REPLACE] is selected) Press 3/4/2/1 to select the person to replace and then press [MENU/SET].
  • Page 265: Wi-Fi/Nfc

    There is the risk that the camera violates the radiowave regulations if used in countries other than those where this camera is sold, and Panasonic takes no responsibility for any violations. There is the risk that data sent and received via radio waves may be intercepted ∫...
  • Page 266 Wi-Fi/NFC This unit is compatible with NFC ∫ Using the NFC “Near Field Communication” function, you can easily transfer data necessary for a Wi-Fi connection between this camera and the smartphone/tablet. Compatible models This function can be used with the NFC compatible device with Android (OS version 2.3.3 or higher).
  • Page 267 Wi-Fi/NFC Describing method ∫ In these operating instructions, steps for setting a menu item are described as follows. [Wi-Fi] > [New Connection]>[Remote Shooting & View] When “select [Smartphone]”, etc. is described in a step, perform any of the following operations. Button operation: Select [Smartphone] with the cursor button, and then press [MENU/SET].
  • Page 268: What You Can Do With The Wi-Fi Function

    Wi-Fi/NFC What you can do with the Wi-Fi function What you can do Controlling with a Smartphone/Tablet Recording with a smartphone. Saving images stored in the camera. Sending images to an SNS. P269 Easy connection, easy transfer You can use easily by pressing and holding [Wi-Fi] or by using the NFC function.
  • Page 269: Controlling With A Smartphone/Tablet

    Wi-Fi/NFC Controlling with a Smartphone/Tablet You can remotely operate the camera using a smartphone/tablet. You need to install “Panasonic Image App” (referred to as “Image App” from this point on) on your smartphone/tablet. Installing the smartphone/tablet app “Panasonic Image App”...
  • Page 270: Connecting To A Smartphone/Tablet

    Wi-Fi/NFC Connecting to a smartphone/tablet A connection can be easily established by pressing and holding [Wi-Fi] or by using the NFC function. Preparations: • Install the “Image App” in advance. (P269) Press and hold [Wi-Fi]. • The information (SSID and password) required for directly connecting your smartphone/tablet to this unit is displayed.
  • Page 271 Wi-Fi/NFC Changing the connection method ∫ To change the connection method, press [DISP.], and then select the connection method. On the camera Select [Via Network] or [Direct], and connect. (P301) On your smartphone/tablet When connecting with [Via Network]: Turn on the Wi-Fi function. Select the wireless access point you want to connect to, and set.
  • Page 272 Wi-Fi/NFC Connecting to a smartphone/tablet by using the NFC function Using the NFC “Near Field Communication” function, you can easily transfer data necessary for a Wi-Fi connection between this camera and the smartphone/tablet. Compatible models ∫ This function can be used with the NFC compatible device with Android (OS version 2.3.3 or higher).
  • Page 273 Wi-Fi/NFC When connecting for the first time, the connection confirmation screen is displayed When the connection confirmation screen is displayed on this unit, select [Yes]. Touch the smartphone/tablet to [ ] of the camera again. • camera The connected smartphone/tablet is registered to this •...
  • Page 274: Taking Pictures Via A Smartphone/Tablet (Remote Recording)

    Wi-Fi/NFC Taking pictures via a smartphone/tablet (remote recording) Connect to a smartphone/tablet. (P270) Select [ ] on the smartphone/tablet. • The recorded images are saved in the camera. • Motion pictures can also be recorded. • Some settings are not available. •...
  • Page 275 Wi-Fi/NFC Transferring images stored in the camera easily A Wi-Fi connection using NFC function is possible by touching the smartphone/tablet to this unit, and you can easily transfer images displayed on the screen. An image can be sent on site immediately after taking it, so you can easily send it to the ¢...
  • Page 276: Sending Images In The Camera To An Sns

    Wi-Fi/NFC Sending images in the camera to an SNS Connect to a smartphone/tablet. (P270) Select [ ] on the smartphone/tablet. Drag an image to send it to an SNS, etc. • The image is sent to a web service such as an SNS. •...
  • Page 277: Sending Images To A Smartphone/Tablet By Controlling The Camera

    Wi-Fi/NFC Sending images to a smartphone/tablet by controlling the camera Methods for sending and images that can be sent ∫ JPEG AVCHD Sending an image each time a recording is made — — — — ± ([Send Images While Recording]) Sending selected images —...
  • Page 278 Wi-Fi/NFC Sending an image each time a recording is made ([Send Images While Recording]) Select the menu. [Wi-Fi] > [New Connection]>[Send Images While Recording]>[Smartphone] Select [Via Network] or [Direct], and connect. (P301) On your smartphone/tablet When connecting with [Via Network]: 1 Turn on the Wi-Fi function.
  • Page 279 Wi-Fi/NFC Sending selected images ([Send Images Stored in the Camera]) Select the menu. [Wi-Fi] > [New Connection]>[Send Images Stored in the Camera]>[Smartphone] Select [Via Network] or [Direct], and connect. (P301) On your smartphone/tablet When connecting with [Via Network]: 1 Turn on the Wi-Fi function. 2 Select the wireless access point you want to connect to, and set.
  • Page 280: Displaying Pictures On A Tv

    Set the TV to DLNA waiting mode. • Read the operating instructions for your TV. • For details on compatible devices, refer to the support sites below. http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/dsc/ (This Site is English only.) Select the menu. [Wi-Fi] > [New Connection]>[Playback on TV] Select [Via Network] or [Direct], and connect.
  • Page 281: When Sending Images To Printer

    Wi-Fi/NFC When sending images to Printer You can send images to a compatible printer, and print them wirelessly. Methods for sending and images that can be sent ∫ JPEG AVCHD Sending selected images — — — — ± ([Send Images Stored in the Camera]) •...
  • Page 282: When Sending Images To Av Device

    Wi-Fi/NFC When sending images to AV device You can send pictures and motion pictures to AV devices in your house (home AV devices). You can also send them to the devices (external AV devices) of your family or friends living away from you via “LUMIX CLUB”. A Wireless access point B AV device ([Home]) C AV device ([External])
  • Page 283 Wi-Fi/NFC Preparations: When sending a picture to [Home], set your device to DLNA waiting mode. • Read the operating instructions of your device for details. When sending images to [External], the following are required: • Registration to “LUMIX CLUB” (P295) •...
  • Page 284 Wi-Fi/NFC Sending selected images ([Send Images Stored in the Camera]) Select the menu. [Wi-Fi] > [New Connection]>[Send Images Stored in the Camera]>[AV device] Select [Home] or [External]. Select [Via Network] or [Direct], and connect. (P301) • When [External] is selected, [Direct] cannot be selected. Select a device you want to connect.
  • Page 285: When Sending Images To Pc

    Wi-Fi/NFC When sending images to PC You can send pictures and motion pictures recorded with this unit to a PC. Methods for sending and images that can be sent ∫ JPEG AVCHD ¢ Sending an image each time a recording is made —...
  • Page 286 Wi-Fi/NFC To create a folder that receives images • Create a PC user account [account name (up to 254 characters) and password (up to 32 characters)] consisting of alphanumeric characters. An attempt to create a receive folder may fail if the account includes non-alphanumeric characters. When using “PHOTOfunSTUDIO”...
  • Page 287 Wi-Fi/NFC Sending an image each time a recording is made ([Send Images While Recording]) Select the menu. [Wi-Fi] > [New Connection]>[Send Images While Recording]>[PC] Select [Via Network] or [Direct], and connect. (P301) Select the PC you want to connect to. •...
  • Page 288 Wi-Fi/NFC Sending selected images ([Send Images Stored in the Camera]) Select the menu. [Wi-Fi] > [New Connection]>[Send Images Stored in the Camera]>[PC] Select [Via Network] or [Direct], and connect. (P301) Select the PC you want to connect to. • When the PC you want to connect to is not displayed, select [Manual Input], and enter the computer name of the PC (NetBIOS name for Apple Mac computers).
  • Page 289: Using Web Services

    Wi-Fi/NFC Using Web services You can send pictures and motion pictures to an SNS, etc. via “LUMIX CLUB”. By setting up automatic transfers of pictures and motion pictures to the [Cloud Sync. Service], you can receive the transferred pictures or motion pictures on a PC or smartphone. A Wireless access point B [Web service] C [Cloud Sync.
  • Page 290 Check this information before uploading images to web services. • Panasonic assumes no responsibility for the damages resulting from the leakage, loss, etc. of images uploaded on web services. •...
  • Page 291 “LUMIX CLUB”. • Check the “FAQ/Contact us” on the following site for compatible web services. http://lumixclub.panasonic.net/eng/c/lumix_faqs/ Preparation: Make sure that you have created an account on the web service you want to use, and have the login information available.
  • Page 292 Wi-Fi/NFC Sending selected images ([Send Images Stored in the Camera]) Select the menu. [Wi-Fi] > [New Connection]>[Send Images Stored in the Camera]>[Web service] Select [Via Network], and connect. (P301) Select a web service you want to connect. • When the connection is complete, the screen is displayed. To change the send setting, press [DISP.].
  • Page 293: When Sending Images To [Cloud Sync. Service]

    Wi-Fi/NFC When sending images to [Cloud Sync. Service] Methods for sending and images that can be sent ∫ JPEG AVCHD Sending an image each time a recording is made — — — ± ± ([Send Images While Recording]) Sending selected images —...
  • Page 294 Wi-Fi/NFC Sending an image each time a recording is made ([Send Images While Recording]) Select the menu. [Wi-Fi] > [New Connection]>[Send Images While Recording]>[Cloud Sync. Service] Select [Via Network], and connect. (P301) Check the send setting. • When the connection is complete, the screen is displayed. To change the send setting, press [DISP.].
  • Page 295: Registering To The "Lumix Club

    You can set the same “LUMIX CLUB” login ID for this unit and a smartphone/tablet. (P298) Refer to the “LUMIX CLUB” site for details. http://lumixclub.panasonic.net/eng/c/ Please note: • The service may be suspended due to regular maintenance or unexpected troubles, and the service contents may be changed or added, without prior notice to the users.
  • Page 296 Wi-Fi/NFC Read through the “LUMIX CLUB” terms of use and select [Agree]. • You can switch pages by 3/4. • You can enlarge (2k) the display by rotating the rear dial to the right. • You can reset the enlarged display to its original size (1k) by rotating the rear dial to the left.
  • Page 297 Wi-Fi/NFC Using the acquired login ID/Checking or changing the login ID or password ([Set Login ID]) Preparation: When using the acquired login ID, check the ID and password. To change the “LUMIX CLUB” password on the camera, access the “LUMIX CLUB” website from your smartphone/tablet or PC and change the “LUMIX CLUB”...
  • Page 298 Wi-Fi/NFC To set the same login ID for the camera and the smartphone/tablet • Setting the same login ID on this unit and your smartphone/tablet is convenient for sending images on this unit to other devices or web services. When either this unit or the smartphone/tablet has acquired the login ID: Connect this unit to the smartphone/tablet.
  • Page 299 Wi-Fi/NFC Delete your login ID and account from the “LUMIX CLUB” Delete the login ID from the camera when transferring it to another party or disposing of it. You can also delete your “LUMIX CLUB” account. Select the menu. [MENU] > [Setup]>[Wi-Fi]>[Wi-Fi Setup]>[LUMIX CLUB] Select [Delete account].
  • Page 300: Configuring The External Av Device Settings

    Wi-Fi/NFC Configuring the external AV device settings Images can be sent to the AV device of relatives and acquaintances via “LUMIX CLUB”. Preparations: Check the address number (16-digit number) and access number (4-digit number) of the destination AV device issued by “LUMIX CLUB”. (Refer to the AV device instruction manual for details) Select the menu.
  • Page 301: About Connections

    Wi-Fi/NFC About Connections You can select a connection method after selecting a Wi-Fi function and a destination. Performing a direct connection is convenient for when you are in a place away from home where wireless access points are not available or for when connecting temporarily to a device you do not usually use.
  • Page 302: Connecting From Your House (Via The Network)

    Wi-Fi/NFC Connecting from your house (via the network) You can select the method for connecting to a wireless access point. ¢ WPS refers to a function that allows you to easily configure the settings related to the connection and security of wireless LAN devices.
  • Page 303 Wi-Fi/NFC If you are not sure about the WPS compatibility (connecting by [Manual Connection]) Search for available wireless access points. • Confirm encryption key of the selected wireless access point if the network authentication is encrypted. • When connecting by [Manual Input], confirm SSID, encryption type, encryption key of the wireless access point you are using.
  • Page 304: Connecting From A Location Away From Your House (Direct Connection)

    Wi-Fi/NFC Connecting from a location away from your house (direct connection) You can select the method for connecting to the device you are using. Select the connection method supported by your device. Connection method Description of settings Set the device to Wi-Fi Direct mode.
  • Page 305: Connecting Quickly With The Same Settings As The Previous Ones ([Select A Destination From History]/[Select A Destination From Favorite])

    Wi-Fi/NFC Connecting quickly with the same settings as the previous ones ([Select a destination from History]/[Select a destination from Favorite]) When the Wi-Fi function is used, a record is saved in the history. You can register records as favourites. Connecting from the history or favourites allows you to easily connect with the same settings as the previous ones.
  • Page 306 Wi-Fi/NFC Editing the items registered to favourites Press [Wi-Fi]. Select [Select a destination from Favorite]. Select the favourite item you want to edit, and then press 1. Select the item. Item Description of settings [Remove from Favorite] — [Change the Order in Select the destination.
  • Page 307: About Settings For Sending Images

    Wi-Fi/NFC About settings for sending images When sending images, select the method for sending them after selecting [New Connection]. After the connection has been completed, settings for sending, such as the image size for sending, can also be changed. • When sending images on a mobile network, high packet communication fees may be incurred depending on the details of your contract.
  • Page 308 Wi-Fi/NFC Changing the settings for sending images Pressing [DISP.] after completing a connection allows you to change the settings for sending such as the image size for sending. Item Description of settings Resize the image to send. [Original]/[Auto] ¢1 /[Change] •...
  • Page 309: [Wi-Fi Setup] Menu

    Wi-Fi/NFC [Wi-Fi Setup] Menu Configure the settings required for the Wi-Fi function. The settings cannot be changed when connected to Wi-Fi. Select the menu. [MENU] > [Setup]>[Wi-Fi]>[Wi-Fi Setup]>Desired item to be set [LUMIX CLUB] Acquires or changes the “LUMIX CLUB” login ID. •...
  • Page 310 Wi-Fi/NFC Sets the camera operation after the connection with the NFC function is complete. [ON]: [Touch Sharing] When a Wi-Fi connection is complete by using the NFC function during single picture playback, the single picture can be transferred. [OFF] To prevent incorrect operation or use of the Wi-Fi function by a third party and to protect saved personal information, it is recommended that you protect the Wi-Fi function with a password.
  • Page 311: Connecting To Other Equipment

    Connecting to other equipment Enjoying 3D pictures Taking 3D pictures Attaching the 3D interchangeable lens (H-FT012: optional) to the camera allows you to take 3D pictures for extra impact. To view 3D pictures, a television that supports 3D is required. Attach the 3D interchangeable lens to the camera.
  • Page 312: Recording Functions

    Connecting to other equipment Functions that cannot be used during 3D recording ∫ When recording with the 3D interchangeable lens (H-FT012: optional), the following feature will be disabled: (Recording functions) • Auto Focus/Manual Focus operation • Aperture setting • Zoom operation •...
  • Page 313 Connecting to other equipment Playing back 3D pictures Connecting the camera to a 3D compatible television and playing back pictures taken in 3D allows you to enjoy 3D pictures for extra impact. It is also possible to play back the recorded 3D pictures by inserting an SD card into the 3D compatible television with an SD card slot.
  • Page 314 If your television does not switch to a 3D picture, make the necessary settings on the TV. (For details, refer to the operating instructions of the TV.) • 3D pictures can be saved to your computer or Panasonic devices. (P320, 325)
  • Page 315: Playing Back Pictures On A Tv Screen

    Connecting to other equipment Playing Back Pictures on a TV Screen Pictures recorded with this unit can be played back on a TV screen. Preparations: Turn this unit and the TV off. • Confirm the terminals on your TV and use a cable compatible with the terminals. Image quality may vary with the connected terminals.
  • Page 316 Connecting to other equipment To connect with an AV cable (optional) • Always use a genuine Panasonic AV cable (DMW-AVC1: optional). • Check the [TV Aspect]. (P57) • Audio will be played back in monaural. • The viewfinder cannot be displayed when connected with a AV cable.
  • Page 317 Connecting to other equipment The recorded pictures can be played back on a TV with an SD Memory Card slot • Depending on the TV model, pictures may not be displayed on the full screen. • The file format of the motion pictures that can be played back differs depending on the TV model.
  • Page 318: Using Viera Link (Hdmi)

    What is the VIERA Link (HDMI) (HDAVI Control™)? • 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 mini cable for automatic linked operations. (Not all operations are possible.) •...
  • Page 319: Automatic Input Switching

    Available linked operations between this unit and a Panasonic TV are 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 are supported on the TV.
  • Page 320: Saving Still Pictures And Motion Pictures On Your 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. http://panasonic.net/avc/sdcard/information/SDXC.html PC that can be used ∫...
  • Page 321: About The Supplied Software

    Connecting to other equipment About the supplied software The supplied CD-ROM includes the following software. Install the software on to your computer before use. • PHOTOfunSTUDIO 9.2 PE (Windows XP/Vista/7/8) This software allows you to manage images. For example, you can send pictures and motion pictures to a PC and sort them by recording date or model name.
  • Page 322 Connecting to other equipment Installing supplied software ∫ • Before inserting the CD-ROM, close all running applications. Check the environment of your PC. • Operating environment of “PHOTOfunSTUDIO 9.2 PE” – Windows XP (32bit) SP3, Windows Vista (32bit) SP2, Windows 7 (32bit/64bit) or SP1, Windows 8 (32bit/64bit)
  • Page 323 • Do not use any other USB connection cables except the supplied one or a genuine Panasonic USB connection cable (DMW-USBC1: optional). A USB connection cable (supplied) B Align the marks, and insert. Press 3/4 to select [PC], and then press [MENU/SET].
  • Page 324 Connecting to other equipment Copying to a PC without using “PHOTOfunSTUDIO ” ∫ If you are not able to install “PHOTOfunSTUDIO”, you can copy files and folders to your PC by dragging and dropping files from this unit. • The content (folder structure) on the card of this unit is as follows. For Windows: A drive ([Removable Disk]) is displayed in [Computer] For Mac:...
  • Page 325: Saving Still Pictures And Motion Pictures On A Recorder

    Saving still pictures and motion pictures on a Recorder If you insert card holding content recorded with this unit into a Panasonic recorder, you can dub the content to a Blu-ray Disc or DVD etc. Methods to export still pictures and motion pictures to other devices will vary depending on the file format.
  • Page 326: Printing The Pictures

    • Do not use any other USB connection cables except the supplied one or a genuine Panasonic USB connection cable (DMW-USBC1: optional). A USB connection cable (supplied) B Align the marks, and insert. Press 3/4 to select [PictBridge(PTP)], and then press [MENU/SET].
  • Page 327 Connecting to other equipment Selecting a single picture and printing it Press 2/1 to select the picture and then press Pi PictBridge PictBridge [MENU/SET]. Press 3 to select [Print start] and then press [MENU/SET]. • Refer to P328 for the items that can be set before starting to print the pictures. •...
  • Page 328 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 on 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 329 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 330 Connecting to other equipment Layout printing ∫ When printing a picture several times on 1 sheet of paper. For example, if you want to print the same picture 4 times on 1 sheet of paper, set [Page Layout] to [ä] and then set [Num.of prints] to 4 for the picture that you want to print. When printing different pictures on 1 sheet of paper.
  • Page 331: Optional Accessories

    Others Optional accessories External Flash (optional) After attaching the flash (DMW-FL360L, DMW-FL220, DMW-FL360, DMW-FL500: optional), the effective range will be increased when compared to the camera’s built in flash. Preparations: • Turn off the camera and close the built-in flash. Removing the Hot Shoe Cover The camera comes with a hot shoe cover attached to the hot shoe.
  • Page 332 Others When using other commercially available external flashes without communication functions with the camera (DMC-GX7) • It is necessary to set the exposure on the external flash. If you want to use the external flash in Auto Mode, use an external flash that allows you to set the aperture value and the ISO sensitivity to match the settings on the camera.
  • Page 333 [B] (Bulb) or Burst Mode. The shutter remote control works similar to the shutter button on the camera. • Always use a genuine Panasonic shutter remote control (DMW-RSL1: optional). • Record with Creative Video Mode (P125) when using for motion picture recording.
  • Page 334: Monitor Display/Viewfinder Display

    Others Monitor Display/Viewfinder Display • The following images are examples of when the display screen is set to [ ] (monitor style) in the monitor. In recording ∫ Card (P34) (displayed only during recording) Elapsed recording time ¢ 8m30s (P231) Simultaneous recording indicator (P233)
  • Page 335 Others ¢ 1 Name (P202) Number of days that have passed since the ¢ 2 departure date (P52) ¢ 1 (P202) ¢ 2 Location (P52) 98 98 98 60 60 Current date and time/“: Travel ¢2 destination setting (P51) Quality (P140) A ›...
  • Page 336 Others Dial operation guide (P18) White Balance Bracket (P138) White Balance Fine Adjustment (P137) VÐîÑ 98 98 98 60 60 White Balance (P134) Colour (P88) Number of recordable AF area (P65, 153) pictures ¢2 (P36) Spot metering target (P168) ¢2, 3 Available recording time Self-timer ¢1...
  • Page 337 Others • Only displayed in the monitor. Touch zoom (P216) One point colour (P123) Touch Shutter (P67) Position of the light source (P124) Touch AE (P171) Creative control adjustment (P115) Peaking (P160) Panorama shot direction (P109) Fn5 (Function button) (P49) Selects an image effect (filter) (P110) Fn6 (Function button)
  • Page 338 Others On-monitor recording information 1/60 Single (P65) Burst (P179) Auto Bracket (P183) Wi-Fi Self-timer (P186) Focus Mode (P147, 158) AFS AFF AFC MF š Ø AF Mode (P146) Recording Mode (P69) Quality (P140) › EXPS EXPS F1.7 Aperture value (P65) Picture size/ Aspect Ratio (P139)
  • Page 339 Others In playback ∫ 1/98 Picture number/Total pictures Number of pictures in burst 1/98 1/98 1/98 Motion picture recording 8m30s time ¢1 (P77) Clear Retouch completed icon F1.7 F1.7 F1.7 60 60 60 (P248) Currently retrieving information icon (P343) Playback Mode (P245) Playback (Motion Pictures) (P77)
  • Page 340: Histogram Display

    Others Detailed information display F1.7 STD. STD. STD. 100-0001 Recorded date and time/World Time (P51) Recording information Intelligent Dynamic Range ¢3 Control (P142) Picture size/ ¢4 (P143) Aspect Ratio (P139) Intelligent Resolution (P142) Quality (P140) A › Shading Compensation ¢4 Colour space ¢4 (P145)
  • Page 341: Message Display

    [Lens not detected. Please turn camera on again.] • This is displayed when the lens has stopped operating normally due to being pressed on by a hand etc. > Turn the camera off and on. If the message persists, contact the dealer or Panasonic.
  • Page 342 Others [Memory Card Error]/[Memory card parameter error]/[This memory card cannot be used] > Use a card compatible with this unit. (P34) • SD Memory Card (8 MB to 2 GB) • SDHC Memory Card (4 GB to 32 GB) • SDXC Memory Card (48 GB, 64 GB) [Insert SD card again]/[Try another card] •...
  • Page 343 [This battery cannot be used] • Use a genuine Panasonic battery. If this message is displayed even when a genuine Panasonic battery is used, contact the dealer or Panasonic. • If the battery terminal is dirty, clean it and remove any objects.
  • Page 344 Others [Upload to the Cloud Folder is available after Cloud Sync settings have been set up on downloadable devices such as PCs or smartphones.] • Devices that download images from a cloud folder are not registered. • Perform Cloud Sync setting. Configure the settings on a PC with “PHOTOfunSTUDIO” or on a smartphone/tablet with “Image App”.
  • Page 345: Menu List

    Others Menu list Click the followings to jump to the beginning of each menu. [Rec] P345 [Motion Picture] P348 [Custom] P349 [Setup] P352 [Playback] P354 [Rec] This menu lets you set the aspect ratio, number of pixels and other aspects of the pictures you are recording.
  • Page 346 Others Gives an effect like multi exposure. (up to 4 times [Multi Exp.] P169 equivalent per a single image) You can set the recording start time, the recording interval and the number of pictures, and automatically [Time Lapse Shot] P189 record subjects such as animals and plants as time elapses.
  • Page 347 Others Set this when you want to correct the colour reproduction of the recorded pictures on a PC, printer [Color Space] P145 etc. When camera shake is sensed during recording, the [Stabilizer] P203 camera corrects it automatically. Sets the focus and exposure automatically prioritising [Face Recog.] P197 registered faces.
  • Page 348: [Motion Picture]

    Others [Motion Picture] This menu lets you set the [Rec Format], [Rec Quality], and other aspects for motion picture recording. • [Photo Style], [Metering Mode], [Highlight Shadow], [i.Dynamic], [i.Resolution] and [Digital Zoom] are common to both the [Rec] menu and [Motion Picture] menu. Changing these settings in one of these menus is reflected in other menu.
  • Page 349: [Custom]

    Others [Custom] Operation of the unit, such as displaying of the screen and button operations, can be set up according to your preferences. Also, it is possible to register the modified settings. Registers the current camera settings as custom set. [Cust.Set Mem.] P128 Disables operational sounds and output of light at...
  • Page 350 Others When you set the focus manually, an MF guide that allows you to check the direction to achieve focus is [MF Guide] P158 displayed. In-focus portions are highlighted when focus is being [Peaking] P160 adjusted manually. This allows you to set either to display or not display [Histogram] the histogram.
  • Page 351 Others Enables/disables the motion picture button. [Video Button] P231 Sets the screen display and lens operations when using an interchangeable lens that is compatible with [Power Zoom Lens] P214 power zoom (electrically operated zoom). This will set the sensitivity of the eye sensor. This will set whether to automatically switch the display [Eye Sensor] from the Monitor to the Viewfinder when your eye or an...
  • Page 352: [Setup]

    Others [Setup] This menu lets you perform the clock settings, select the operating beep tone settings and set other settings which make it easier for you to operate the camera. You can also configure the settings of Wi-Fi related functions. Setting Date/Time.
  • Page 353 Others Set the language displayed on the screen. [Language] This enables the firmware versions of the camera and [Version Disp.] lens to be checked. An exposure value can be reset when the recording [Exposure Comp. Reset] mode is changed or the camera is turned off. Sets whether or not to cancel the self-timer when this [Self Timer Auto Off] unit is turned off.
  • Page 354: [Playback]

    Others [Playback] This menu lets you set the Protection, Cropping or Print Settings, etc. of recorded pictures. [2D/3D Settings] Switches the playback method for 3D images. P241 Selects the type etc. of the images and plays back in [Slide Show] P242 order.
  • Page 355: Troubleshooting

    Others Troubleshooting First, try out the following procedures (P355–370). If the problem is not resolved, it may be improved by selecting [Reset] (P59) on the [Setup] menu. 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 356 Others Taking pictures is not possible. The shutter will not operate immediately when the shutter button is pressed. • Is the subject focused? > [Focus/Release Priority] is set to [FOCUS] at the time of purchase, and so you cannot take pictures until the subject is in focus.
  • Page 357 Others The recorded picture is blurred. The Optical Image Stabiliser is not effective. • The shutter speed will become slower and the Optical Image Stabiliser function may not work properly when taking pictures especially in dark places. > We recommend holding the camera firmly with both hands when taking pictures. (P62) >...
  • Page 358 Others The brightness or the hue of the recorded picture is different from the actual scene. • When recording under fluorescent or LED lighting fixture, etc., increasing the shutter speed may introduce slight changes to brightness and colour. These are a result of the characteristics of the light source and do not indicate a malfunction.
  • Page 359 Others Motion pictures Recording motion pictures is not possible. • You may not be able to record for a short while after turning this unit on when using a large capacity card. Motion picture recording stops in the middle. • Use a card with SD Speed Class with “Class 4”...
  • Page 360 • The Optical Image Stabiliser function of the interchangeable lens (H-FS1442A) only works correctly with supported cameras. > When older Panasonic digital cameras (DMC-GF1, DMC-GH1, DMC-G1) are used, [Stabilizer] in the [Rec] menu (P203) cannot be set to [OFF]. It is recommended to update the firmware of the digital camera at the following website.
  • Page 361 Others Monitor/Viewfinder The Monitor/Viewfinder turns off although the camera is turned on. • If no operations are performed during the set time period, [Auto Monitor Off] (P55) is activated, and the Monitor turns off. • When an object or your hand is positioned near the eye sensor, the Monitor display may switch to the Viewfinder display.
  • Page 362 Others Noise appears on the monitor. • In dark places, noise may appear to maintain the brightness of the monitor. You see red, green, or blue flashes when you move your eyes in the viewfinder, or when the camera is moved rapidly. •...
  • Page 363 Others Playback sound or operation sound is too low. • Is something covering up the speaker? (P13) Images with different date as recorded date are played back in the Calendar Playback. • Is the clock in the camera set properly? (P38) •...
  • Page 364 Others Wi-Fi function It cannot connect to the wireless LAN. Radio waves get disconnected. • Use within the communication range of the wireless LAN network. • Connection types and security setting methods are different depending on the wireless access point. >...
  • Page 365 I have forgotten the login ID or password for the “LUMIX CLUB”. • Check the information in the login screen of “LUMIX CLUB”. http://lumixclub.panasonic.net/eng/c/ I do not have a wireless access point at my home, but I would like to perform service user registration of the “LUMIX CLUB”.
  • Page 366 Others The image that was supposed to have uploaded to the web service is not there. • Upload may not complete when it is disconnected while transmitting the image. • It may take some time after uploading the image to be reflected in the web service depending on the status of the server.
  • Page 367 Others Motion picture cannot be transmitted. • File format of the motion picture that can be sent differs depending on the destination. (P277, 281, 282, 285, 289, 293) • Is the size of the image too large? > Transmit after dividing the motion picture with [Video Divide] (P254). I cannot send images to an AV device.
  • Page 368 The card is not recognised by the PC. (SDXC memory card is used.) > Check if your PC is compatible with SDXC memory cards. http://panasonic.net/avc/sdcard/information/SDXC.html > A message prompting to format the card may be displayed when connecting, but do not format.
  • Page 369 Others The picture cannot be printed when the camera is connected to a printer. • Pictures cannot be printed using a printer that does not support PictBridge. > Set to [PictBridge(PTP)] in [USB Mode]. (P56, 326) The ends of the pictures are cut at printing. >...
  • Page 370 Others An unreadable language was selected by mistake. > Press [MENU/SET], select the [Setup] menu icon [ ] and then select the [~] icon to set the desired language. (P59) Part of the picture is flashing in black and white. •...
  • Page 371: Cautions For Use

    Others Cautions for Use 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 372 As the eye cup cannot be removed, gently wipe it with a dry and soft cloth, and be careful not to remove it. • If you wipe the eye cup too hard and it is removed, consult the dealer or Panasonic.
  • Page 373 Others About the Monitor/Viewfinder • Do not press the monitor with excessive force. Uneven colours may appear on the monitor and it may malfunction. • If the camera is cold when you turn it on, the picture on the Monitor/Viewfinder will be slightly darker than usual at first.
  • Page 374 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 375 Others About 3D About 3D recording ∫ With the 3D interchangeable lens attached, do not record a subject at less than the minimum focus distance. • The 3D effects may be more pronounced, and therefore cause tiredness or discomfort. • When the 3D interchangeable lens (H-FT012: optional) is used, the minimum focus distance is 0.6 m (2.0 feet).
  • Page 376 Others Card Do not leave the card where the temperature is high, where electromagnetic waves or static electricity are easily generated or exposed to direct sunlight. Do not bend or drop the card. • The card may be damaged or the recorded content may be damaged or deleted. •...
  • Page 377 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 378 • Recorded data may be damaged or lost if the camera breaks down due to inappropriate handling. Panasonic will not be liable for any damage caused due to loss of recorded data. • Images recorded or edited with the camera may not be played back correctly on other devices and applied effects may not appear on the devices.
  • Page 379 • SDXC Logo is a trademark of SD-3C, LLC. • “AVCHD”, “AVCHD Progressive” and the “AVCHD Progressive” logo are trademarks of Panasonic Corporation and Sony Corporation. • Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. Dolby and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
  • Page 380 • QuickTime and the QuickTime logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Apple Inc., used under license therefrom. • Android and Google Play are trademarks or registered trademarks of Google Inc. • The Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Logo is a certification mark of the Wi-Fi Alliance.