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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 Operating Instructions Manual

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Operating Instructions

for advanced features

Digital Camera

DMC-FZ72
Model No.
Please read these instructions carefully before using this product, and
save this manual for future use.
VQT5B87
M0713KZ0

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  • Page 1: Operating Instructions

    Operating Instructions for advanced features Digital Camera DMC-FZ72 Model No. Please read these instructions carefully before using this product, and save this manual for future use. VQT5B87 M0713KZ0...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents Preparations Basics Before use ..........7 Sequence of operations ...... 29 Standard Accessories ......9 Taking pictures with your own settings [Program AE] Mode ......32 Names and Functions of Main Parts ... 10 Programme Shift .........33 Viewfinder ...........13 How to adjust focus ......
  • Page 3 Contents Using the [Setup] menu ...... 61 Application (Record) [Clock Set] ...........61 [World Time] ..........61 Switching the display of recording [Travel Date] ..........61 information, etc........74 [Beep] ............61 Using Zoom .......... 75 [Speaker Volume] ........61 Enlarging a subject further ......76 [Cust.Set Mem.] ..........62 Taking pictures with the [AF/AE LOCK / Fn1] ........62...
  • Page 4 Contents Taking pictures by setting the Taking pictures according to the scene shutter speed [Scene Mode] ........124 [Shutter-Priority] Mode ..... 109 [Portrait] .............125 [Soft Skin] ..........125 Taking pictures by setting the [Scenery] ...........125 aperture value and shutter speed [Sports] ............125 [Manual Exposure] Mode ....
  • Page 5 Contents Using the [Rec] menu ......142 Application (View) [Photo Style] ..........142 [Aspect Ratio] ..........143 Changing the picture information [Picture Size] ..........143 display, etc......... 161 [Quality] .............144 Different playback methods [ISO Limit Set] ...........145 [Playback Mode] ........ 162 [ISO Increments] ........145 [2D/3D Settings] ........162 [Face Recog.] ..........146 [Slide Show] ..........163...
  • Page 6 Contents Connecting with other devices Others Viewing on TV screen ....... 183 Optional accessories ......202 VIERA Link (HDMI) (HDAVI Control™) ..185 Conversion Lens (optional) .......202 Viewing 3D still pictures ......187 Protector/Filter (optional) ......204 External Flash (optional) ......205 Keeping the still pictures and AC adaptor (optional)/ motion pictures on your PC .....
  • Page 7: Preparations

    Preparations Before use ■ Camera handling Keep the camera away from excessive vibration, force, or pressure. ● Avoid using the camera under the following conditions, which may damage the lens, LCD monitor, viewfinder, or camera body. This may also cause the camera to malfunction or prevent recording.
  • Page 8 Preparations Before use ■ Always take a test shot first Before important events when you will use the camera (at weddings, for example), always take a test shot to make sure that pictures and sound record correctly. ■ No compensation for missed shots We cannot compensate for missed shots if technical problems with the camera or card prevent recording.
  • Page 9: Standard Accessories

    Preparations Standard Accessories Check that all the accessories are supplied before using the camera. ● The accessories and their shape will differ depending on the country or area where the camera was purchased. For details on the accessories, refer to Basic Operating Instructions. ●...
  • Page 10: Product View

    Preparations Names and Functions of Main Parts Self-timer indicator (→86) AF Assist Lamp (→151) Illuminates when the self-timer is set or when the Auto Focus is operated in dark locations. Flash (→78) Press [ ] to open the flash. Lens barrel Lens (→7, 223) Tripod mount...
  • Page 11 Turns the camera on or off. Mode dial (→29) Use this to select the recording mode. Hot shoe (→205) Do not attach other than the external flash. We recommend using Panasonic flash lights (part numbers: DMW-FL220, DMW-FL360, DMW-FL360L, and DMW-FL500). - 11 - VQT5B87...
  • Page 12 Preparations Names and Functions of Main Parts 27 28 LCD monitor (→63, 208) [ ] (Flash open) button (→78) Diopter adjustment dial (→13) Turn the dial to adjust the focus in the viewfinder. Viewfinder ([LVF]) (→13) In this manual, “viewfinder” is used to indicate the LVF. [LVF] button (→13) Use this to switch display between viewfinder and LCD monitor.
  • Page 13: Viewfinder

    Preparations Names and Functions of Main Parts Viewfinder ■ Switching the LCD monitor/Viewfinder ([LVF]) Press [LVF] button You can switch between LCD monitor display and Viewfinder display. • For each of recording mode and playback mode, whether pictures were displayed on the LCD monitor or the viewfinder are memorised.
  • Page 14: Cursor Button / [Menu/Set] Button

    Preparations Names and Functions of Main Parts Cursor button / [MENU/SET] button [MENU/SET] button Mainly used to display menu screens or to set menu items. (→57) Cursor button This button is used to move the cursor on the menu screens and for other functions.
  • Page 15: Attaching The Lens Cap/Shoulder Strap

    Preparations Attaching the Lens Cap/Shoulder Strap Attaching the Lens Cap When you turn the camera off or carry the camera, attach the lens cap to protect the surface of the lens. Pass the string through the hole on the camera Shoulder strap eyelet Pass the same string through the hole on the lens cap •...
  • Page 16: Attaching The Shoulder Strap

    Preparations Attaching the Lens Cap/Shoulder Strap 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 hole at the shoulder strap eyelet • Attach the shoulder strap so that the “LUMIX” Logo is on the outside.
  • Page 17: Charging 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 18: Remaining Battery

    Charging takes longer in cases when temperatures are either high or low and when the battery has not been used for a long period of time. ● Always use genuine Panasonic batteries. ● If you use other batteries, we cannot guarantee the quality of this product.
  • Page 19: Guidelines For Number Of Recordable Pictures And Operating Time

    • [Program AE] Mode • Temperature: 23 °C (73.4 °F)/Humidity: 50%RH when LCD monitor is on. • Using a Panasonic SDHC Memory Card. • Using the supplied battery. • Starting recording 30 seconds after the camera is turned on. (When [Stabilizer] is set to [ON]) •...
  • Page 20 Preparations Charging battery ■ Recording motion pictures (When using LCD monitor) [Rec Format] [AVCHD] [MP4] [Rec Quality] [FSH] [SH] [FHD] Available recording time Approx. 160 min Approx. 180 min Approx. 160 min Actual available recording time Approx. 80 min Approx. 90 min Approx.
  • Page 21: Inserting And Removing The Card (Optional)/The Battery

    Inserting and Removing the Card (optional)/ the Battery • Turn this unit off and confirm that the lens barrel is retracted. • We recommend using a Panasonic card. Slide the release lever to the [OPEN] position and open the card/battery door...
  • Page 22 Preparations Inserting and Removing the Card (optional)/the Battery ● Remove the battery after use. (The battery will be exhausted if left for a long period of time after being charged.) ● Keep the Memory Card out of reach of children to prevent swallowing. ●...
  • Page 23: About The Built-In Memory/The Card

    The access time for the built-in memory may be longer than the access time for a card. ■ Compatible memory cards (optional) The following SD standard-based cards (Panasonic brand recommended) can be used. Type of Card Capacity Notes SD Memory Cards 8 MB –...
  • Page 24: Recording Capacity Guidelines (Pictures/Recording Time)

    Preparations About the Built-in Memory/the Card ● While the camera is accessing the card or built-in memory (for an operation such as picture writing, reading, deletion, or formatting), do not turn off the camera or remove the battery, card, AC adaptor (optional) or DC coupler (optional). Do not subject the camera to vibrations, impact, or static electricity.
  • Page 25 Preparations About the Built-in Memory/the Card ■ Recording time capacity (motion pictures) ([h], [m] and [s] indicate “hour”, “minute” and “second”.) When [Rec Format] is [AVCHD] [Rec Quality] 2 GB 32 GB 64 GB [FSH] 15m00s 4h10m00s 8h27m00s [SH] When [Rec Format] is [MP4] [Rec Quality] Built-in memory 2 GB...
  • Page 26: Setting The Clock

    Preparations Setting the clock The clock is not set when the camera is shipped. • Before using the camera, remove the lens cap. Turn the camera on • The power lamp lights when you turn this unit on. • If the language select screen is not displayed, proceed to step Press [MENU/SET] Press to select the language, and press [MENU/SET]...
  • Page 27: To Change Time Setting

    Preparations Setting the clock ● If the clock is not set, the correct date cannot be printed when you order a photo studio to print the picture, or when you stamp the date on the pictures with [Date Stamp] or [Text Stamp]. ●...
  • Page 28: Tips For Taking Good Pictures

    Preparations Tips for taking good pictures Hold the camera gently with both AF Assist Lamp Stereo microphone hands, keep your arms still at your side and stand with your feet slightly apart. • Be careful not to put your fingers on the flash, AF Assist Lamp, microphone, speaker or lens etc.
  • Page 29: Basics

    Basics Sequence of operations Turn the camera on • The power lamp lights when you turn this unit on. Set to the desired recording mode Rotate the mode dial slowly to select the → desired mode. ■ Basic Take pictures with automatic shutter speed and [Program AE] Mode aperture value settings.
  • Page 30: Taking Still Pictures

    Basics Sequence of operations Use the zoom lever to adjust the range of the picture to be taken (→75) Capture a wider Enlarge area the subject (wide-angle) (telephoto) Aim the camera and shoot ■ Taking still pictures Focus display Press the shutter button halfway to focus Press the shutter button fully to take the picture Press halfway Press fully...
  • Page 31: Turn The Camera Off

    Basics Sequence of operations Play back pictures Press the Playback button Press to select a picture to be displayed ■ Viewing motion pictures Select a picture with the motion picture icon, and press Turn the camera off - 31 - VQT5B87...
  • Page 32: Taking Pictures With Your Own Settings [Program Ae] Mode

    Basics Taking pictures with your own settings [Program AE] Mode Take pictures with automatic shutter speed and aperture value settings. Using the [Rec] menu to change settings and set up your own recording environment. Set to [ ([Program AE] Mode) Take a picture Press halfway Press fully...
  • Page 33: Programme Shift

    Basics Taking pictures with your own settings [Program AE] Mode Programme Shift The function for maintaining the same exposure (brightness) while changing the shutter speed and aperture value combination is called “Programme Shift”. You can use “Programme Shift” to take pictures by adjusting the shutter speed and aperture value even in [Program AE] Mode.
  • Page 34 Basics Taking pictures with your own settings [Program AE] Mode ■ Example of Programme Shift (Ev) (Aperture value) (Shutter speed) 1/15 1/60 1/250 1/1000 1/4000 1/30 1/125 1/500 1/2000 Programme Shift amount Programme Shift diagram Programme Shift limit EV is an abbreviation of [Exposure Value], a unit indicating the amount of exposure. The EV changes with the aperture value or the shutter speed.
  • Page 35: How To Adjust Focus

    Basics How to adjust focus When [AF Mode] is set to [ ] (1-area-focusing), focus on the AF area in the centre of the picture. If a subject you want to record is not in the centre, follow the steps below. First adjust focus according to subject Align the AF area with the subject...
  • Page 36: Taking Pictures With Automatic Settings

    Basics Taking pictures with automatic settings [Intelligent Auto] Mode This mode is recommended for those who want to point and shoot or beginners as the camera optimises settings to match the subject and recording environment. Set to [ ([Intelligent Auto] Mode) Take a picture Press halfway Press fully...
  • Page 37: Automatic Scene Detection

    Basics Taking pictures with automatic settings [Intelligent Auto] Mode Automatic Scene Detection Camera reads scene when pointed at subject, and makes optimum settings automatically. When taking pictures [i-Night Portrait] [i-Portrait] (Only when the flash is opened) [i-Baby] [i-Night Scenery] [i-Scenery] [iHandheld Nite Shot] [i-Sunset] [i-Macro]...
  • Page 38: Defocusing The Background

    Basics Taking pictures with automatic settings [Intelligent Auto] Mode Defocusing the background You can also use [Intelligent Auto] Mode to adjust background defocusing easily, as with in [Aperture-Priority] mode. Press the rear dial • The adjustment screen is displayed. Rotate the rear dial to adjust the background defocusing condition •...
  • Page 39: About Flash

    Basics Taking pictures with automatic settings [Intelligent Auto] Mode About flash Open the flash to use the built-in flash. (→78) ● Set to [ ], [ ], [ ] or [ ] depending on the subject and brightness. ● When [ ] or [ ] is displayed, the [Red-Eye Removal] function is activated to automatically detect red-eye and correct the picture data.
  • Page 40: [Motion Deblur]

    Basics Taking pictures with automatic settings [Intelligent Auto] Mode [Motion Deblur] [Motion Deblur] automatically sets the optimum shutter speed in accordance with the movements of the subject to minimise the blur of the subject. It is preset to [ON] with this unit. •...
  • Page 41: [Ihdr]

    Basics Taking pictures with automatic settings [Intelligent Auto] Mode [iHDR] When there is, for example, strong contrast between the background and the subject, [iHDR] records multiple still pictures with differing exposures and combines them to create a single still picture rich in gradation. It is preset to [ON] with this unit.
  • Page 42: Af Tracking

    Basics Taking pictures with automatic settings [Intelligent Auto] Mode AF Tracking In [Intelligent Auto] Mode, you can select [AF Tracking] in [AF Mode] in a single operation. When [AF Tracking] mode is used, the camera can continuously focus on a subject and adjust the exposure of the subject even when the subject is moving.
  • Page 43: [Intelligent Auto Plus] Mode

    Basics Taking pictures with automatic settings [Intelligent Auto] Mode [Intelligent Auto Plus] Mode When [Intelligent Auto Plus] (iA+) mode is selected, you can easily adjust the brightness and colouring, in addition to the background defocusing, without compromising the user- friendly operation of the [Intelligent Auto] Mode. ■...
  • Page 44 Basics Taking pictures with automatic settings [Intelligent Auto] Mode ■ Adjusting brightness, colouring, and background defocusing Press the rear dial • The adjustment screen is displayed. Press to select an item to adjust Adjusts brightness. Adjusts background defocusing. Adjusts colouring. •...
  • Page 45: Recording Motion Pictures

    Basics Recording motion pictures You can record motion pictures with audio (stereo). Press the motion picture button to start recording Do not block the microphone when Recording state indicator recording motion pictures. [Rec Format] (→157)/ [Rec Quality] (→158) ● It is recommended that you close the flash when recording motion pictures.
  • Page 46 Basics Recording motion pictures ■ About the recording format for recording motion pictures This unit can record motion pictures in either AVCHD or MP4 formats. AVCHD: You can record high definition quality images with this format. It is suitable for viewing motion pictures on a high-resolution TV or for saving them to a disc.
  • Page 47 Basics Recording motion pictures ● We recommend using a tripod and self-timer when you record motion pictures using high zoom magnification. ● It is recommended to use a fully charged battery or AC adaptor (optional) when recording motion pictures. ● If while recording motion pictures using the AC adaptor and the power supply is cut off due to a power outage or if the AC adaptor is disconnected etc., the motion picture being recorded will not be recorded.
  • Page 48: Recording Still Pictures While A Motion Picture Is Being Recorded

    Basics Recording motion pictures Recording still pictures while a motion picture is being recorded Still pictures can be recorded even while a motion picture is being recorded. Press the shutter button fully during the motion picture recording Still pictures can be taken while a motion picture is being recorded. [Aspect Ratio] [Still Picture Size] Number of recordable pictures...
  • Page 49: Viewing Your Pictures ([Normal Play])

    Basics Viewing your pictures ([Normal Play]) When a card is in the camera, pictures are played back from the card, and without a card, pictures are played back from the built-in memory. Press the Playback button Press to select a picture to be displayed •...
  • Page 50: Zooming In And Viewing "Playback Zoom

    Basics Viewing your pictures ([Normal Play]) Zooming in and viewing “Playback Zoom” Move the zoom lever toward T side Current zoom position • Each time you move the zoom lever toward the T side, the magnification increases through four levels: 2x, 4x, 8x, and 16x. (The picture quality displayed becomes successively lower.) •...
  • Page 51: Viewing A List Of Pictures "Multi Playback

    Basics Viewing your pictures ([Normal Play]) Viewing a list of pictures “Multi Playback” Move the zoom lever toward W side Picture no./Total no. • Move the zoom lever toward the W side and you can switch the display methods in the following order: 1-picture screen (full-screen) → 12-picture screen → 30-picture screen →...
  • Page 52: Viewing Pictures By Their Recording Date [Calendar]

    Basics Viewing your pictures ([Normal Play]) Viewing pictures by their recording date [Calendar] Move the zoom lever toward W side several times • If there were no pictures recorded during a month, that month is not displayed. Press to select recording date and press [MENU/SET] •...
  • Page 53: Viewing Motion Pictures

    Basics Viewing motion pictures This unit was designed to play motion pictures using the AVCHD, MP4 and QuickTime Motion JPEG formats. Select a picture with the motion picture icon, and press Playback now starts. (After playback starts, the elapsed playback time is displayed on the screen.) Motion picture recording time Example)
  • Page 54: Capturing Still Pictures From Motion Pictures

    Basics Viewing motion pictures Capturing still pictures from motion pictures Save a scene from a motion picture as a still picture. Display the picture that you want to capture as a still picture by pausing a motion picture during playback Press [MENU/SET] •...
  • Page 55: Deleting Pictures

    Basics Deleting pictures Pictures will be deleted from the card if the card is inserted, or from the built-in memory if the card is not inserted. (Deleted pictures cannot be recovered.) However, pictures will not be deleted in the following cases. •...
  • Page 56: To Delete Multiple (Up To 50)/To Delete All Pictures

    Basics Deleting pictures To delete multiple (up to 50)/To delete all pictures Press [ Q.MENU)] button while viewing a picture to select [Delete Multi]/[Delete All] and press [MENU/SET] ● [Delete Multi] Press to select picture and press [DISP.] button Picture selected •...
  • Page 57: Setting The Menu

    Basics Setting the menu The camera comes with menus that allow you to choose the settings for taking pictures and playing them back as you like. There are also menus that enable you to have more fun with the camera and use it more easily. In particular, the [Setup] menu contains some important settings relating to the camera’s clock and power.
  • Page 58 Basics Setting the menu Press or rotate the rear dial to select the menu item Menu items Pages (The pages can also be selected with the zoom lever.) Press or the rear dial Press or rotate the rear dial to select the settings Selected setting Setting items that can be selected Press [MENU/SET] or the rear dial to set...
  • Page 59 Basics Setting the menu ■ Switching to other menus e.g.: Switching to the [Setup] menu from [Rec] menu Press Menu type Item Press or rotate the rear dial to select the [Setup] menu icon [ ] Selected menu type Press or the rear dial ●...
  • Page 60: Using Quick Menu

    Basics Setting the menu Using Quick menu In recording mode, you can quickly change the main settings of a still picture or a motion picture. • The menu items and setting items that are displayed differ depending on the recording mode.
  • Page 61: Using The [Setup] Menu

    Basics Using the [Setup] menu [Clock Set], [Economy] and [Auto Review] are important for clock setting and battery life. Please check these before use. • For the setting procedures of the menu. (→57) [Clock Set] Set time, date, and display format. (→26) [World Time] Set the local time at travel destination.
  • Page 62: [Cust.set Mem.]

    Basics Using the [Setup] menu • For the setting procedures of the menu. (→57) [Cust.Set Mem.] Register the current camera settings. (→134) [AF/AE LOCK / Fn1] The operation of the [AF/AE LOCK (Fn1)] button can be switched either to the AF/AE Lock function or to the Fn (function) operation to call up the registered function.
  • Page 63: [Monitor Display] / [Viewfinder]

    Basics Using the [Setup] menu • For the setting procedures of the menu. (→57) [Monitor Display] / [Viewfinder] Brightness, colour, or red or blue tint of the LCD monitor/viewfinder is adjusted. ■ Settings [Brightness] Adjust the brightness. [Contrast · Saturation] Adjust the contrast or clarity of colours.
  • Page 64: [Lvf Disp.style]

    Basics Using the [Setup] menu • For the setting procedures of the menu. (→57) [LVF Disp.Style] Set the Live View Finder display. (→74) ■ Settings : Live View Finder style display layout : LCD monitor style display layout [Monitor Disp. Style] Set the display of the LCD monitor.
  • Page 65: [Histogram]

    Basics Using the [Setup] menu • For the setting procedures of the menu. (→57) [Histogram] Displays distribution of brightness in picture – e.g. (Example) if the graph peaks at the right, this means there are several bright areas in the picture. A peak in the centre represents correct brightness (correct exposure).
  • Page 66: [Video Rec Area]

    Basics Using the [Setup] menu • For the setting procedures of the menu. (→57) [Video Rec Area] Enables verification of the recordable area for a motion picture before recording. ■ Settings: [ON] / [OFF] ● Recordable area displayed for motion pictures should be interpreted as a guideline. ●...
  • Page 67: [Expo.meter]

    Basics Using the [Setup] menu • For the setting procedures of the menu. (→57) [Expo.Meter] You can set whether to display the exposure meter when operations such as shutter speed and aperture value adjustments or Exposure Compensation are performed. ■ Settings: [ON] / [OFF] Exposure meter ●...
  • Page 68: [Mf Assist]

    Basics Using the [Setup] menu • For the setting procedures of the menu. (→57) [MF Assist] Set whether to enlarge the focus point when Manual Focus is used to adjust focus. (→104) [Economy] Turn off the camera or make the LCD monitor go dark while not using the camera to minimise battery consumption.
  • Page 69: [Play On Monitor]

    Basics Using the [Setup] menu • For the setting procedures of the menu. (→57) [Play on Monitor] Pictures are automatically played back on the LCD monitor after switching from recording mode to playback mode. ■ Settings [ON] Pictures are played back on the LCD monitor. Pictures are played back on the viewfinder or the LCD monitor depending on [OFF] which one was used to play back pictures previously.
  • Page 70: [Reset]

    Basics Using the [Setup] menu • For the setting procedures of the menu. (→57) [Reset] Reset to the default settings. ● [Reset Rec. settings?] ● [Reset setup parameters?] ● Information registered in [Face Recog.] is reset if recording settings are reset. ●...
  • Page 71: [Output]

    Basics Using the [Setup] menu • For the setting procedures of the menu. (→57) [Output] Change the settings to be used when the camera is connected to a TV or other device. ● [Video Out] ■ Settings [NTSC] Video output is set to NTSC system. [PAL] Video output is set to PAL system.
  • Page 72: [Rotate Disp.]

    Basics Using the [Setup] menu • For the setting procedures of the menu. (→57) [Rotate Disp.] Automatically rotate portrait still pictures. ■ Settings Rotate pictures on a TV and the LCD monitor/viewfinder so that they are displayed vertically. ([On]) Pictures are displayed vertically by rotating when played back on TV. ([External Only]) [OFF] —...
  • Page 73: [Format]

    Basics Using the [Setup] menu • For the setting procedures of the menu. (→57) [Format] Use when [Built-In Memory Error] or [Memory Card Error] appears, or when formatting the built-in memory or card. When a card/built-in memory is formatted, the data cannot be restored. Check the content of the card/built-in memory carefully before formatting.
  • Page 74: Application (Record)

    Application (Record) Switching the display of recording information, etc. When you want to check a subject, you can turn off the recording information (such as icons for various settings). Press [DISP.] button to change display • When the menu screen appears, the [DISP.] button is not activated. •...
  • Page 75: Using Zoom

    Application (Record) Using Zoom The zoom lens of this unit allows you to change the focal length from wide-angle, which allows you to record a majestic landscape, to telephoto zoom, which allows you to enlarge a small distant subject. You can also increase the zoom ratio further by changing the setting.
  • Page 76: Enlarging A Subject Further

    Application (Record) Using Zoom Enlarging a subject further The zoom lens of this unit can zoom in up to 60x (optical zoom). If you use the following functions, you can enlarge the subject even further. ■ Extra optical zoom Zooming in up to 135x is possible when pictures with [ ] have been selected by [Picture Size] on the [Rec] menu (→143).
  • Page 77: Digital Zoom

    Application (Record) Using Zoom ■ [Digital Zoom] Zoom 5x further than Optical/Extra optical zoom. Note that, with Digital Zoom, enlarging will decrease picture quality. Set the [Digital Zoom] in the [Rec] menu to [ON]. (→149) ● Digital Zoom cannot be used in the following modes: •...
  • Page 78: Taking Pictures With The Built-In Flash

    Application (Record) Taking pictures with the built-in flash You can use the built-in flash to take pictures in dark locations or light up a subject to adjust the contrast of an entire picture when the background is bright. Press [ ] to open the flash ■...
  • Page 79: Changing The Setting Of The Flash

    Application (Record) Taking pictures with the built-in flash Changing the setting of the flash Select [Flash] in the [Rec] menu • For the setting procedures of the menu. (→57) Press to select a type and press [MENU/SET] Type, operations Uses [Auto] Normal use •...
  • Page 80 Application (Record) Taking pictures with the built-in flash ● You can adjust the intensity of the flash using [Flash Adjust.] in the [Rec] menu. (→153) ● You can use [Flash Synchro] in the [Rec] menu to set whether the first curtain sync or the second curtain sync will be used.
  • Page 81 Application (Record) Taking pictures with the built-in flash ■ Available types in each mode (○: Available, –: Not available, : Default setting) [Scene Mode] ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ – ○ ○ ○ – ○ ○ ○ – – – ○...
  • Page 82: Taking Pictures With Exposure Compensation

    Application (Record) Taking pictures with Exposure Compensation Corrects the exposure when there is a backlight or when the subject is too dark or too bright. Press the rear dial to set Exposure Compensation to a selected state Exposure Compensation Rotate the rear dial to compensate the exposure Exposure meter Exposure Compensation value (+3 - –3) •...
  • Page 83: Burst Function

    Application (Record) Burst function A burst of still pictures can be recorded while the shutter button is pressed fully. Press [ Press to select the burst speed and then press [MENU/SET] (→84) • Description of recording conditions suitable for each setting is displayed by pressing [DISP.] button.
  • Page 84 Application (Record) Burst function ■ Settings No. of Setting Speed Description pictures • When [ ] or [ ] is set, the focus is fixed to the first Approx. 2 picture. pictures/sec. • When [ ] or [ ] is set, the focus is adjusted for each picture.
  • Page 85 Application (Record) Burst function ● Depending on changes in the brightness of the subject, the second and subsequent pictures may be recorded brighter or darker when using the burst function at the [ setting. ● Burst speed may be reduced if shutter speed is reduced in darker locations. ●...
  • Page 86: Taking Pictures With Self-Timer

    Application (Record) Taking pictures with self-timer We recommend using a tripod. This is also effective for preventing jitter when pressing the shutter button or the motion picture button, by setting the self-timer. Press [ ] ( ) Press to select the item and then press [MENU/SET] Item Description of settings [10sec.]...
  • Page 87 Application (Record) Taking pictures with self-timer ● When you press the shutter button once fully, the subject is automatically focused just before recording. In dark places, the Self-timer indicator will blink and then may turn on brightly operating as an AF Assist Lamp to allow the camera to focus on the subject.
  • Page 88: Setting The Light Sensitivity

    Application (Record) Setting the Light Sensitivity 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. Press [ISO] ( ) Press to select [Sensitivity] and press [MENU/SET] Settings...
  • Page 89 Application (Record) Setting the Light Sensitivity ■ About [ ] (Intelligent ISO sensitivity control) 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 90: Setting Colouring (White Balance)

    Application (Record) Setting colouring (White Balance) 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. Press [WB] ( ) Press to select the white balance and press [MENU/SET]...
  • Page 91: Setting The White Balance Manually

    Application (Record) Setting colouring (White Balance) ■ [AWB] operational range: 10000K Blue sky 9000K 8000K Cloudy sky (rain) 7000K Shade 6000K Sunlight 5000K White fluorescent lighting 4000K 3000K Incandescent lighting 2000K Sunset/sunrise Candlelight K=Kelvin Colour Temperature Setting the White Balance manually Take a picture of a white object under the target light source to adjust colours.
  • Page 92: Setting The White Balance Using Colour Temperature

    Application (Record) Setting colouring (White Balance) Setting the White Balance using colour temperature You can set the colour temperature manually for taking natural pictures in different lighting conditions. Press [WB] ( ) Press to select [ ] and then press Press to select the colour temperature value and press [MENU/SET]...
  • Page 93: Bracket Recording Using White Balance

    Application (Record) Setting colouring (White Balance) ● When you perform fine adjustments of the White Balance toward the A (amber) or B (blue) side, the colour of the White Balance icon displayed on the screen will change to the fine-tuned colour. ●...
  • Page 94 Application (Record) Setting colouring (White Balance) ● When [WB Bracket] is set, [BKT] appears on the White Balance icon. ● The position of the bracket cannot exceed the edge (limit value) of the White Balance fine adjustments. ● When White Balance fine adjustments are performed after the bracket is set, the bracket is used to take pictures with the changed adjustment value as the centre value.
  • Page 95: Taking Pictures With Auto Focus

    Application (Record) Taking pictures with Auto Focus When Auto Focus is enabled, press the shutter button halfway to focus. Focusing methods differ depending on recording mode and [AF Mode] setting. Press [AF/AF /MF] Press to select [AF] and press [MENU/SET] ■...
  • Page 96: Taking Front-On Pictures Of People (Face Detection)

    Application (Record) Taking pictures with Auto Focus Taking front-on pictures of people (Face Detection) Recognises faces (up to 15 people) and adjusts exposure and focus accordingly. AF area Yellow: When the shutter button is pressed halfway, the frame turns green when the camera is focused. White: Displayed when more than one face is detected.
  • Page 97: Automatically Locking The Focus On A Moving Subject (Af Tracking)

    Application (Record) Taking pictures with Auto Focus Automatically locking the focus on a moving subject (AF Tracking) Bring the subject to the AF tracking frame, and press [AF/AE LOCK (Fn1)] to lock the subject AF Tracking frame When the subject is recognised, the AF Tracking frame changes from white to yellow, and the subject is automatically kept in focus.
  • Page 98: Subject Not Centred In Picture (23-Area-Focusing)

    Application (Record) Taking pictures with Auto Focus Subject not centred in picture (23-area-focusing) Focuses on the subject in the wide range area (up to 23-area-focusing) on the recording screen. ● Focus is fixed to [ ] (1-area-focusing) during motion picture recording. ●...
  • Page 99 Application (Record) Taking pictures with Auto Focus ■ Changing the position and size of the AF area When [AF Mode] is set to [ ] (1-area-focusing), you can change the position or size of the AF area at the centre. If you performing any of the following operations, the screen will switch to the settings menu.
  • Page 100: Taking Close-Up Pictures (Macro Recording)

    Application (Record) Taking close-up pictures (Macro recording) When you want to enlarge the subject, setting to [AF Macro] ( ) enables you to take pictures at an even closer distance than the normal focus range (up to 1 cm (0.033 feet) for max.
  • Page 101: Focus Range

    Application (Record) Taking close-up pictures (Macro recording) Focus range When a subject is too close to the camera, the picture may not be properly focused. The shortest recording distance differs depending on the zoom ratio and [Focus] setting. ■ Shortest recording distance The shortest recording distance is the distance from the lens front to the subject.
  • Page 102: [Macro Zoom]

    Application (Record) Taking close-up pictures (Macro recording) [Macro Zoom] To take even larger images of the subject, setting to [Macro Zoom] ( ) enables the subject to appear even larger than when using [AF Macro] ( Press [AF/AF /MF] Press to select [Macro Zoom] ( ) and press [MENU/SET] Adjust the magnification with the zoom lever...
  • Page 103: Taking Pictures With Manual Focus

    Application (Record) Taking pictures with Manual Focus Manual Focus is convenient when you want to lock the focus to take pictures or when it is difficult to adjust focus using Auto Focus. Press [AF/AF /MF] Press to select [MF] and press [MENU/SET] display Press the rear dial to set [MF] to a selected state •...
  • Page 104: Technique For Manual Focus

    Application (Record) Taking pictures with Manual Focus ■ MF assist When [MF Assist] in the [Setup] menu is [ON] and you perform the Manual Focus operation, an enlarged display appears. • Shortly after you stop operating Manual Focus, the display switches to normal. ●...
  • Page 105: [Af/Ae Lock]

    Application (Record) Taking pictures by locking the focus and/or exposure [AF/AE LOCK] The AF/AE Lock function is convenient, for example, when there is too much contrast with the subject and you cannot get appropriate exposure (AE Lock) or when you want to take a still picture composed with the subject outside the AF area (AF Lock).
  • Page 106 Application (Record) Taking pictures by locking the focus and/or exposure [AF/AE LOCK] ■ AF/AE Lock switching By using [AF/AE Lock] in the recording menu, you can set whether to lock focus and/or exposure. [AF] Only the focus is locked. • [AFL] is displayed when the subject comes into focus. [AE] Only the exposure is locked.
  • Page 107: Using The Function Button

    Application (Record) Using the function button You can assign the recording function, etc. to the function buttons. Press the buttons to instantly access assigned functions. To use as the function button, set [AF/AE LOCK / Fn1] in the [Setup] menu to [Fn1]. (→62) Select [Fn Button Set] from the [Setup] menu (→57)
  • Page 108: Aperture Value Aperture-Priority] Mode

    Application (Record) Taking pictures by setting the aperture value [Aperture-Priority] Mode When recording, you can control the aperture value to meet your recording purposes. Shutter speed is automatically adjusted to be appropriate for the set aperture value. Set mode dial to [ ] Rotate the rear dial to set the aperture value About the exposure meter Shutter speed...
  • Page 109: [Shutter-Priority] Mode

    Application (Record) Taking pictures by setting the shutter speed [Shutter-Priority] Mode When recording, you can control the shutter speed to meet your recording purposes. Aperture is automatically adjusted to be appropriate for the set shutter speed. Set mode dial to [ ] Rotate the rear dial to set the shutter speed About the exposure meter Set shutter speed...
  • Page 110: Taking Pictures By Setting The Aperture Value And Shutter Speed

    Application (Record) Taking pictures by setting the aperture value and shutter speed [Manual Exposure] Mode You can use this recording mode to set the desired shutter speed and aperture value when you want to take pictures using the same exposure (same combination of shutter speed and aperture value) or when you cannot obtain pictures at the desired brightness even after compensating the exposure.
  • Page 111 Application (Record) Taking pictures by setting the aperture value and shutter speed [Manual Exposure] Mode ■ Manual exposure assist (estimate) Shows pictures with standard brightness. Shows brighter pictures. For standard brightness, either use a faster shutter speed or increase aperture value. Shows darker pictures.
  • Page 112: Taking Pictures With Different Picture Effects

    Application (Record) Taking pictures with different picture effects [Creative Control] mode You can select your own settings from various effects and take pictures while confirming these effects on the LCD monitor. Set mode dial to [ ] Press to select an effect, and then press [MENU/SET] •...
  • Page 113 Application (Record) Taking pictures with different picture effects [Creative Control] mode ■ Adjusting the brightness, background defocusing condition, setting conditions of a selected effect, etc. Press the rear dial • The adjustment screen is displayed. Press to select an item to adjust Adjusts the brightness.
  • Page 114: [Expressive]

    Application (Record) Taking pictures with different picture effects [Creative Control] mode For the [Creative Control] menu setting procedures. (→112) [Expressive] This picture effect creates a pop art style picture that enhances the colour. ■ Items that can be set (→113) Underexposure Overexposure Brightness...
  • Page 115: [High Key]

    Application (Record) Taking pictures with different picture effects [Creative Control] mode For the [Creative Control] menu setting procedures. (→112) [High Key] This picture effect creates a brighter and lighter toned appearance for the entire picture. ■ Items that can be set (→113) Underexposure Overexposure...
  • Page 116: [Dynamic Monochrome]

    Application (Record) Taking pictures with different picture effects [Creative Control] mode For the [Creative Control] menu setting procedures. (→112) [Dynamic Monochrome] This picture effect creates a monochromatic picture with a higher contrast and more dramatic atmosphere. ■ Items that can be set (→113) Underexposure Overexposure...
  • Page 117: [Cross Process]

    Application (Record) Taking pictures with different picture effects [Creative Control] mode For the [Creative Control] menu setting procedures. (→112) [Cross Process] This picture effect creates a unique atmosphere with surprising colours. ■ Items that can be set (→113) Underexposure Overexposure Brightness (darker) (brighter)
  • Page 118: [Miniature Effect]

    Application (Record) Taking pictures with different picture effects [Creative Control] mode For the [Creative Control] menu setting procedures. (→112) [Miniature Effect] This effect blurs peripheral areas to give the impression of a diorama. ■ Items that can be set (→113) Underexposure Overexposure Brightness...
  • Page 119: [Soft Focus]

    Application (Record) Taking pictures with different picture effects [Creative Control] mode For the [Creative Control] menu setting procedures. (→112) [Soft Focus] This picture effect creates a soft appearance by intentionally blurring the entire picture. ■ Items that can be set (→113) Underexposure Overexposure...
  • Page 120: [One Point Color]

    Application (Record) Taking pictures with different picture effects [Creative Control] mode For the [Creative Control] menu setting procedures. (→112) [One Point Color] This picture effect creates a monochromatic picture by retaining the colour you selected only, and adds memorable emphasis to it. ■...
  • Page 121: Recording Panorama Pictures [Panorama Shot] Mode

    Application (Record) Recording panorama pictures [Panorama Shot] Mode You can easily record a panorama picture by panning the camera towards the direction you want to record, and automatically combining the burst of pictures taken during that time. Set mode dial to [ •...
  • Page 122: Setting The Recording Direction And Picture Effect

    Application (Record) Recording panorama pictures [Panorama Shot] Mode Setting the recording direction and picture effect You can change the recording direction, or add picture effect same as in [Creative Control] mode to take panorama pictures. Press (in [Panorama Shot] Mode) Press to select the recording direction and then press [MENU/SET]...
  • Page 123: About Panorama Playback

    Application (Record) Recording panorama pictures [Panorama Shot] Mode ● The zoom position is fixed to the W end. ● [Stabilizer] does not work. ● The focus, exposure and White Balance are all fixed to optimal values for the first picture. If the focusing or brightness of pictures recorded as part of a Panorama picture after the first picture are significantly different from those of the first picture, the Panorama picture as a whole (when all pictures are stitched together) may not have consistent...
  • Page 124: Taking Pictures According To The Scene [Scene Mode]

    Application (Record) Taking pictures according to the scene [Scene Mode] Using [Scene Mode] enables you to take pictures with optimum settings (exposure, colouring, etc.) for given scenes. Set mode dial to [ Press to select the Scene Mode and then press [MENU/SET] •...
  • Page 125: [Portrait]

    Application (Record) Taking pictures according to the scene [Scene Mode] • How to select a scene (→124) [Portrait] Improves the skin tone of subjects for a healthier appearance in bright daylight conditions. ■ Tips • The more the zoom is drawn towards T side and a distant background is selected, the greater the effect will be.
  • Page 126: [Panning]

    Application (Record) Taking pictures according to the scene [Scene Mode] • How to select a scene (→124) [Panning] When you move the camera to follow a subject moving in one direction such as a runner or car, the background becomes a blur and the subject stays focused. This effect is called “panning”.
  • Page 127: [Night Portrait]

    Application (Record) Taking pictures according to the scene [Scene Mode] • How to select a scene (→124) [Night Portrait] Takes pictures of people and nightscapes with close to actual brightness. ■ Tips • Use flash. • Ask the subject not to move while taking a picture. •...
  • Page 128: [Handheld Night Shot]

    Application (Record) Taking pictures according to the scene [Scene Mode] • How to select a scene (→124) [Handheld Night Shot] Takes clear still pictures of night scenes with less jitter and less noise by combining a burst of still pictures. ■...
  • Page 129: [Baby]

    Application (Record) Taking pictures according to the scene [Scene Mode] • How to select a scene (→124) [Baby] This takes pictures of a baby with a healthy complexion. When you use the flash, the light from it is weaker than usual. ■...
  • Page 130: [High Sens.]

    Application (Record) Taking pictures according to the scene [Scene Mode] • How to select a scene (→124) [High Sens.] Prevents blurring of subject in dark, indoor conditions. Press to select the aspect ratio and the picture size and press [MENU/SET] ■...
  • Page 131: [3D Photo Mode]

    Application (Record) Taking pictures according to the scene [Scene Mode] • How to select a scene (→124) [3D Photo Mode] Pictures are recorded continuously while moving the camera horizontally, and two pictures selected automatically are combined to make a single 3D picture. To view 3D pictures, a television that supports 3D is required (This unit will play back in 2D).
  • Page 132: Recording Motion Pictures With Manual Operation [Creative Video Mode]

    Application (Record) Recording motion pictures with manual operation [Creative Video Mode] It is possible to manually change the aperture and shutter speed and record motion pictures. Switching the [Creative Video] setting allows you to use settings such as those when mode dial is switched to [ ], [ ], [ ] and [...
  • Page 133 Application (Record) Recording motion pictures with manual operation [Creative Video Mode] ● About aperture value To record motion pictures with a sharp focus on both subject and background, set the aperture value to a higher number. To record motion pictures with a defocused background, set a lower number.
  • Page 134: Register Your Own Settings And Record

    Application (Record) Register your own settings and record [Custom] Mode Registering your preferred recording mode, [Rec] menu settings, etc. to [Cust.Set Mem.] and setting the mode dial to [ ] allows you to switch quickly to those settings. [Cust.Set Mem.] Up to 3 current camera settings can be registered.
  • Page 135: [Custom]

    Application (Record) Register your own settings and record [Custom] Mode [Custom] Settings registered in [Cust.Set Mem.] can be quickly called up by setting the mode dial to [ Set mode dial to [ ] ([Custom] mode) Press to select custom set and press [MENU/SET] The camera switches to the recording mode and settings of the selected custom set.
  • Page 136: Recording With The Face Recognition Function [Face Recog.]

    Application (Record) Recording with the Face Recognition function [Face Recog.] Default [Face Recog.] setting is [OFF]. When the face pictures are registered, the setting will be [ON] automatically. ■ How the Face Recognition function works During recording (When [AF Mode] is [ ] (Face Detection)) •...
  • Page 137: Registering Face Pictures

    Application (Record) Recording with the Face Recognition function [Face Recog.] Registering face pictures Up to 6 people’s face pictures can be registered along with such information as name and birthdate. You can facilitate Face Recognition by the way you register faces: for example, register multiple face pictures of the same person (up to 3 pictures in one registration).
  • Page 138: Editing Or Deleting Information About Registered Persons

    Application (Record) Recording with the Face Recognition function [Face Recog.] ■ Recording tips when registering face pictures • Make sure the subject’s eyes are open and mouth closed; have the subject face the camera directly, and make sure the outline of the face, the eyes and eyebrows are not hidden by hair.
  • Page 139: Entering Text

    Application (Record) Entering Text Use the cursor button to enter names with the Face Recognition function and in Scene Modes [Baby] and [Pet], or to register locations in [Travel Date] etc. Press to select characters Press [MENU/SET] several times until the desired character is displayed Text is inserted at the cursor position.
  • Page 140: Useful Features For Travel

    Application (Record) Useful features for travel [Travel Date] If you set your travel schedule and record pictures, the day of your trip on which the picture was taken will be recorded. Select [Travel Date] from the [Setup] menu (→57) Press to select [Travel Setup] and then press Press to select [SET] and then press [MENU/SET]...
  • Page 141: [World Time]

    Application (Record) Useful features for travel [World Time] Set the recording date and time with the local time at your destination. Select [World Time] from the [Setup] menu (→57) Press to select [Home] or [Destination] and then press [MENU/SET] • Set [Home] first thing after purchasing. [Destination] can be set after setting up [Home].
  • Page 142: Using The [Rec] Menu

    Application (Record) Using the [Rec] menu You can perform settings such as Aspect Ratio and Picture Size. • For the setting procedures of the menu. (→57) [Photo Style] You can adjust the colours and picture quality according to the concept of the picture that you want to create.
  • Page 143: [Aspect Ratio]

    Application (Record) Using the [Rec] menu • For the setting procedures of the menu. (→57) [Aspect Ratio] Set the aspect ratio of still pictures. ■ Settings: ● Edges may be cut off when printing – be sure to check in advance. (→218) ●...
  • Page 144: [Quality]

    Application (Record) Using the [Rec] menu • For the setting procedures of the menu. (→57) [Quality] Set quality of picture. ■ Settings Gives priority to picture quality and saves pictures in [Fine] JPEG file format. Saves pictures in JPEG file format using standard [Standard] picture quality.
  • Page 145: [Iso Limit Set]

    Application (Record) Using the [Rec] menu • For the setting procedures of the menu. (→57) [ISO Limit Set] You can set the upper limit of ISO Sensitivity when [Sensitivity] is set to [AUTO] or [ ■ Settings: [AUTO] / [200] / [400] / [800] / [1600] / [3200] ●...
  • Page 146: [Face Recog.]

    Application (Record) Using the [Rec] menu • For the setting procedures of the menu. (→57) [Face Recog.] For details (→136). [AF Mode] For details (→95). [AF Style] Select how the focus is adjusted when taking a still picture. You can set whether or not to lock the focus on a moving subject.
  • Page 147: [Quick Af]

    Application (Record) Using the [Rec] menu • For the setting procedures of the menu. (→57) [Quick AF] As long as the camera is held steady, the camera will automatically adjust the focus and focus adjustment will then be quicker when the shutter is pressed. This is useful when you do not want to miss a picture-taking opportunity.
  • Page 148: [Metering Mode]

    Application (Record) Using the [Rec] menu • For the setting procedures of the menu. (→57) [Metering Mode] Type of optical measurement to measure brightness can be changed. ■ Settings [Metering Mode] Brightness measurement position Conditions Normal usage (produces balanced Whole screen pictures) [Multi Metering] Centre and surrounding area...
  • Page 149: [Min. Shtr Speed]

    Application (Record) Using the [Rec] menu • For the setting procedures of the menu. (→57) [Min. Shtr Speed] Sets the minimum value for the shutter speed. We recommend using slower shutter speeds to take brighter pictures in dark locations. Also, you can set it faster to reduce the blur of the subject.
  • Page 150: [Stabilizer]

    Application (Record) Using the [Rec] menu • For the setting procedures of the menu. (→57) [Stabilizer] Automatically detects and prevents jitter. ■ Settings: [ON] / [OFF] ■ Active Mode When recording motion pictures, “Active Mode” (stabiliser for motion pictures) will automatically function.
  • Page 151: [Af Assist Lamp]

    Application (Record) Using the [Rec] menu • For the setting procedures of the menu. (→57) [AF Assist Lamp] Illuminates lamp when dark to facilitate focus alignment. • The AF Assist Lamp has an effective distance of 1.5 m (4.9 feet). ■...
  • Page 152: [Flash Synchro]

    Application (Record) Using the [Rec] menu • For the setting procedures of the menu. (→57) [Flash Synchro] You can set the timing for firing the flash depending on the picture that you want to create. ■ Settings: [1ST] / [2ND] Flash firing timing chart [1ST] is set Elapsed time...
  • Page 153: [Flash Adjust.]

    Application (Record) Using the [Rec] menu • For the setting procedures of the menu. (→57) [Flash Adjust.] You can adjust the intensity of the flash when you take a picture of a small subject, or when the flash reflectance is extremely high or low. ■...
  • Page 154: [Color Mode]

    Application (Record) Using the [Rec] menu • For the setting procedures of the menu. (→57) [Color Mode] For details (→39). [Motion Deblur] For details (→40). [iHandheld Nite Shot] For details (→40). [iHDR] For details (→41). [Conversion] With the optional conversion lenses, you can record even more faraway pictures and take close-up pictures of smaller subjects.
  • Page 155: [Auto Bracket]

    Application (Record) Using the [Rec] menu • For the setting procedures of the menu. (→57) [Auto Bracket] Records 3 pictures in continuous succession while exposure is changed automatically. After exposure adjustment, the adjustment value is set as the standard. Press to set the compensation range of the exposure and then press [MENU/SET] •...
  • Page 156: [Date Stamp]

    Application (Record) Using the [Rec] menu • For the setting procedures of the menu. (→57) [Date Stamp] Still pictures can be taken with the recording date and time stamped on the still picture. ■ Settings: [W/O TIME] / [WITH TIME] / [OFF] ●...
  • Page 157: Using The [Motion Picture] Menu

    Application (Record) Using the [Motion Picture] menu You can select the recording mode and picture quality and other settings. ● In Creative Video Mode, the settable [Rec] menu will be displayed in the [Motion Picture] menu. ● The [Motion Picture] menu is not displayed in the following cases. •...
  • Page 158: [Rec Quality]

    Application (Record) Using the [Motion Picture] menu • For the setting procedures of the menu. (→57) [Rec Quality] Sets the picture quality of the motion picture that is recorded. ■ Settings [AVCHD] in [Rec Format] Item Picture size Bit rate [FSH] 1920×1080 Approx.
  • Page 159: [Continuous Af]

    Application (Record) Using the [Motion Picture] menu • For the setting procedures of the menu. (→57) [Continuous AF] Either allow the focus to be constantly adjusted during motion picture recording, or fix the focus position at the start of recording. ■...
  • Page 160: [Zoom Mic]

    Application (Record) Using the [Motion Picture] menu • For the setting procedures of the menu. (→57) [Zoom Mic] Coupled to the zoom operation, it will clearly record far sounds with tele, and surrounding sounds with wide. ■ Settings: [ON] / [OFF] ●...
  • Page 161: Application (View)

    Application (View) Changing the picture information display, etc. You can disable the display of picture information (file number, etc.) and recording information (settings used for recording, etc.) when a picture is played back. Press [DISP.] button to change display Has picture information Has recording information (recording date and time, etc.) ([Flash], [Sensitivity] etc.)
  • Page 162: Different Playback Methods [Playback Mode]

    Application (View) Different playback methods [Playback Mode] Recorded pictures can be played back in a variety of ways. To change the Playback Mode, refer to and perform the following steps. Press [MENU/SET] in playback mode Press Press to select the Playback Mode and press [MENU/SET] [2D/3D Settings] Switches the output format between 2D and 3D pictures.
  • Page 163: [Slide Show]

    Application (View) Different playback methods [Playback Mode] • For the setting procedures of the menu. (→57) [Slide Show] Automatically play pictures in order. Recommended when viewing on TV screen. Press to select the playback method and press [MENU/SET] [All] Play all. [Picture Only] Plays back still pictures.
  • Page 164 Application (View) Different playback methods [Playback Mode] ■ Changing the slide show settings You can change the settings for slide show playback by selecting [Effect] or [Setup] on the slide show menu screen. [Effect] (Select music and effects according to picture atmosphere) [AUTO] (only available with [Category Selection] setting) / [NATURAL] / [SLOW] / [SWING] / [URBAN] / [OFF] [Setup]...
  • Page 165: [Filtering Play]

    Application (View) Different playback methods [Playback Mode] • For the setting procedures of the menu. (→57) [Filtering Play] You can select and display pictures that you want to play back, for example, pictures in any category or your favourite pictures. Press to select the playback method and press [MENU/SET]...
  • Page 166: [Calendar]

    Application (View) Different playback methods [Playback Mode] • For the setting procedures of the menu. (→57) [Calendar] Select the date from the calendar screen to view only the pictures taken on that day. (→52) - 166 - VQT5B87...
  • Page 167: Retouching Pictures

    Application (View) Retouching pictures [Auto Retouch] You can adjust the colour and brightness of a still picture to bring them into balance. • New pictures are created after editing pictures with [Auto Retouch]. Before starting to edit, make sure that there is enough free space in the built-in memory or memory card. •...
  • Page 168: [Creative Retouch]

    Application (View) Retouching pictures [Creative Retouch] You can retouch recorded still pictures by selecting the effect that you want to apply. • New pictures are created after editing pictures with [Creative Retouch]. Before starting to edit, make sure that there is enough free space in the built-in memory or memory card.
  • Page 169 Application (View) Retouching pictures Setting Effect [Miniature Effect] This effect blurs peripheral areas to give the impression of a diorama. This picture effect creates a soft appearance by intentionally blurring the [Soft Focus] entire picture. This picture effect creates a picture with the light from the light source [Star Filter] that shines in the shape of a cross, creating a gorgeous atmosphere.
  • Page 170: Using The [Playback] Menu

    Application (View) Using the [Playback] menu You can specify picture protection, resising, print settings, and other settings for pictures you have taken. • For the setting procedures of the menu. (→57) • The setting methods vary depending on the menu item. ●...
  • Page 171: [Text Stamp]

    Application (View) Using the [Playback] menu • For the setting procedures of the menu. (→57) [Text Stamp] You can stamp the recording date/time, name, location, Travel Date or title onto the recorded pictures. Press to select [Single] or [Multi] and then press [MENU/SET] Select a still picture ●...
  • Page 172: [Retouch]

    Application (View) Using the [Playback] menu ■ Items that can be stamped [Shooting Date] [W/O TIME]: Stamp recording date [WITH TIME]: Stamp recording date and time [Name] : Stamp name registered in Face Recognition : Stamp name registered in [Baby] or [Pet] [Location] Stamp location registered in [Setup] menu’s [Travel Date] [Travel Date]...
  • Page 173: [Video Divide]

    Application (View) Using the [Playback] menu • For the setting procedures of the menu. (→57) [Video Divide] A single motion picture can be split into 2 parts. This is convenient when you want to keep just the necessary scenes, or if you wish to delete unnecessary scenes to increase free space on your card, such as when travelling.
  • Page 174: [Resize]

    Application (View) Using the [Playback] menu • For the setting procedures of the menu. (→57) [Resize] Picture size can be reduced to facilitate e-mail attachment and use in web pages, etc. (Still pictures recorded at the smallest recording pixel level cannot be further reduced.) ■...
  • Page 175 Application (View) Using the [Playback] menu ■ [Multi] Press to select [Multi] and press [MENU/SET] Press to select the size, and then press [MENU/SET] Press to select a still picture and press [DISP.] button (up to 50 pictures) • To cancel Number of pixels before/after →...
  • Page 176: [Cropping]

    Application (View) Using the [Playback] menu • For the setting procedures of the menu. (→57) [Cropping] Enlarge your still pictures and crop unwanted areas. Press to select the picture, and then press [MENU/SET] Select area to crop and press [MENU/SET] Expand Change position •...
  • Page 177: [Leveling]

    Application (View) Using the [Playback] menu • For the setting procedures of the menu. (→57) [Leveling] Slight slanting in the still picture can be corrected. Press to select the picture, and then press [MENU/SET] Press to adjust the skewed angle of view and then press [MENU/SET] •...
  • Page 178: [Favorite]

    Application (View) Using the [Playback] menu • For the setting procedures of the menu. (→57) [Favorite] By labelling your favourite pictures with a star ( ), you can play back your favourite pictures only, or you can delete all pictures except your favourites. Up to 999 pictures can be set as favourites.
  • Page 179: [Print Set]

    Application (View) Using the [Playback] menu • For the setting procedures of the menu. (→57) [Print Set] Picture/picture no./date printing settings can be made for when printing with DPOF print- compatible shops or printers. (Ask at the shop to check for compatibility.) When you want to use a photo printing store to print pictures recorded on the built-in memory, copy them to a card (→182)
  • Page 180: [Protect]

    Application (View) Using the [Playback] menu • For the setting procedures of the menu. (→57) [Protect] You can set protection for pictures you do not want to be deleted by mistake. Press to select [Single] or [Multi] and then press [MENU/SET] Press to select picture and press [MENU/SET]...
  • Page 181: [Face Rec Edit]

    Application (View) Using the [Playback] menu • For the setting procedures of the menu. (→57) [Face Rec Edit] Edit or delete the recognition information for pictures with mistaken Face Recognition. Press to select [REPLACE] or [DELETE] and then press [MENU/SET] Press to select the picture and then press [MENU/SET] Press...
  • Page 182: [Copy]

    The following settings are not copied. Set them again after copying. - [Print Set] - [Protect] - [Favorite] ● Only pictures from Panasonic digital cameras (LUMIX) may be copied. ● Motion pictures recorded in [AVCHD] format cannot be copied. - 182 - VQT5B87...
  • Page 183: Connecting With Other Devices

    Connecting with other devices Viewing on TV screen You can view pictures on a TV screen by connecting your camera to your TV with the HDMI mini cable or AV cable (optional). ● Also consult TV operating manual. Preparation: • Set [TV Aspect] to connect your camera to a TV using the AV cable (optional) (→71). •...
  • Page 184 Yellow: To video socket AV cable (optional) White: To audio socket • Always use a genuine Panasonic AV cable (DMW-AVC1: optional). • Check the [TV Aspect]. (→71) • Audio will be played back in monaural. - 184 -...
  • Page 185: Viera Link (Hdmi) (Hdavi Controlâ„¢)

    CEC-compatible devices. Refer to your product manual to verify compatibility with VIERA Link (HDMI). ● This camera supports VIERA Link (HDMI) Version 5. This is the Panasonic standard that also supports previous Panasonic VIERA Link devices. Preparation: Set [VIERA Link] to [ON] (→71).
  • Page 186 Connecting with other devices Viewing on TV screen ■ Other related operations ● Turning the unit OFF The camera can also be turned off when the television is turned off with the remote control. ● Automatic input select • Television input automatically switches to the camera screen if you press the Playback button while the camera is connected via the HDMI mini cable and turned on.
  • Page 187: Viewing 3D Still Pictures

    Display still pictures recorded in 3D • When the [VIERA Link] setting on the camera is set to [ON] and the camera is connected to a VIERA Link (HDMI)-compatible Panasonic television (VIERA), the television automatically switches its input and the playback screen is displayed.
  • Page 188 TV.) ● During 3D playback, [Setup] menu, [Playback] menu, Playback Zoom, and delete operation cannot be used. ● You can store 3D still pictures on a computer or Panasonic recorder. (→189, 196) - 188 - VQT5B87...
  • Page 189: Keeping The Still Pictures And Motion Pictures On Your Pc

    • If your computer does not support SDXC Memory Cards a message will be displayed requesting you to format the card. (Do not format the card. This will erase recorded pictures.) If the card is not recognised, refer to the following support website. http://panasonic.net/avc/sdcard/information/SDXC.html ■ Computer specifications You can connect the camera to a computer that can detect a mass storage device (device that stores a large volume of data).
  • Page 190: About Supplied Software

    Connecting with other devices Keeping the still pictures and motion pictures on your PC About supplied software The supplied CD-ROM contains the following software. Install the software on your computer before using. ■ PHOTOfunSTUDIO 9.2 AE You can capture still pictures or motion pictures to your PC, or organise captured pictures by categorising by recording date, model name of the digital camera used to record, etc.
  • Page 191: Installing Supplied Software

    Connecting with other devices Keeping the still pictures and motion pictures on your PC ■ LoiLoScope 30 day full trial version (Windows 8 / 7 / Vista / XP) LoiLoScope is a video editing software that draws out the full power of your PC. Creating videos is as easy as organising cards on top of a desk.
  • Page 192: Downloading Silkypix Developer Studio

    Connecting with other devices Keeping the still pictures and motion pictures on your PC Downloading SILKYPIX Developer Studio This software develops and edits RAW file pictures. Edited pictures can be saved in a file format such as JPEG or TIFF that can be displayed on a PC, etc. ■...
  • Page 193: Copying Still Pictures And Motion Pictures

    Connect camera to computer • Do not use any other USB connection cables except the supplied one or a genuine Panasonic USB connection cable (DMW-USBC1: optional). Using cables other than the above may cause a malfunction. Press on the camera to select [PC], and press [MENU/SET] Use “PHOTOfunSTUDIO”...
  • Page 194 Connecting with other devices Keeping the still pictures and motion pictures on your PC ■ Copying to your computer without using “PHOTOfunSTUDIO” (except AVCHD motion pictures) You can save pictures to use on your computer by dragging and dropping folders and files into separate folders on your computer.
  • Page 195 Connecting with other devices Keeping the still pictures and motion pictures on your PC ■ For PTP mode The camera can be connected to your computer even if [USB Mode] (→70) is set to [PictBridge(PTP)]. • Only picture output can be performed. •...
  • Page 196: Keeping The Still Pictures And Motion Pictures In The Recorder

    Follow the correct method for your device. Copy by inserting the SD card into the recorder You can copy pictures using Panasonic equipment (such as Blu-ray disc recorders) with support for each file format. • See the instruction manual for the recorder for details for copying and playing back.
  • Page 197: Printing

    (supplied) Connect camera to printer • Do not use any other USB connection cables except the supplied one or a genuine Panasonic USB connection cable (DMW-USBC1: optional). Using cables other than the above may cause a malfunction. Press on the camera to select [PictBridge(PTP)], and press [MENU/SET] ●...
  • Page 198: Selecting A Single Picture And Printing It

    Connecting with other devices Printing Selecting a single picture and printing it Press to select the picture and then press [MENU/SET] Press to select [Print start] and then press [MENU/SET] (Print settings (→199)) Selecting multiple pictures and printing them Press to select [Multi Print] Press to select an item and then press [MENU/SET]...
  • Page 199: Print Settings

    Connecting with other devices Printing Print Settings Setting options include the number of printed pictures and their size. Make settings before selecting [Print start]. Press to select the item and press Press to select setting and press [MENU/SET] ● To print to paper sizes/layouts not supported by this camera, set to [ ] and make settings on the printer.
  • Page 200 Connecting with other devices Printing ■ [Paper Size] Settings on the printer are [A3] 297 mm×420 mm prioritised. [10×15cm] 100 mm×150 mm [L/3.5″×5″] 89 mm×127 mm [4″×6″] 101.6 mm×152.4 mm [2L/5″×7″] 127 mm×178 mm [8″×10″] 203.2 mm×254 mm [POSTCARD] 100 mm×148 mm [LETTER] 216 mm×279.4 mm [16:9]...
  • Page 201: Print With Date And Text

    Connecting with other devices Printing Print with date and text ■ Printing date without [Text Stamp] ● Printing in store: Only recording date can be printed. Request date printing in store. • Making [Print Set] (→179) settings on the camera in advance allows settings for numbers of copies and date printing to be designated before giving the card to the store.
  • Page 202: Optional Accessories

    Others Optional accessories Conversion Lens (optional) With the optional conversion lenses, you can record even more faraway pictures and take close-up pictures of smaller subjects. Preparations: Remove the lens cap. Attach the lens adaptor • Rotate the lens adaptor slowly and carefully. Lens adaptor (DMW-LA8: optional) Tele conversion lens (DMW-LT55: optional) Attach the tele conversion lens...
  • Page 203 Others Optional accessories ● Lens adaptor (optional) is needed to use the conversion lens. ● MC protector (optional) or ND filters (optional) cannot be used together with the conversion lens. Remove them before attaching the conversion lens. ● Do not use with anything other than DMW-LC55 or DMW-LT55. ●...
  • Page 204: Protector/Filter (Optional)

    Others Optional accessories Protector/Filter (optional) The MC protector (DMW-LMCH55: optional) is a transparent filter which affects neither the colours nor the amount of light, so it can always be used to protect the camera’s lens. The ND filter (DMW-LNDH55: optional) reduces the amount of light to approximately 1/8th (equal to adjusting the aperture value 3 increments) without affecting the colour balance.
  • Page 205: External Flash (Optional)

    Others Optional accessories External Flash (optional) After attaching the external flash (DMW-FL220, DMW-FL360, DMW-FL360L, 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. Attach the dedicated flash to the hot shoe and then turn on the camera and the dedicated flash •...
  • Page 206 Others Optional accessories ● You can set the aperture value, the shutter speed and the ISO sensitivity on the camera even when attaching the external flash. ● Some commercial external flashes have synchro terminals with high-voltage or reversed polarity. Using such extra flashes may cause a malfunction or the camera may not operate normally.
  • Page 207: Dc Coupler (Optional)

    Optional accessories AC adaptor (optional)/DC coupler (optional) The AC adaptor (optional) can only be used with the designated Panasonic DC coupler (optional). The AC adaptor (optional) cannot be used by itself. Preparations: Turn this unit off and confirm that the lens barrel is retracted.
  • Page 208: List Of Lcd Monitor/Viewfinder Displays

    Others List of LCD monitor/Viewfinder displays Screens shown here are only examples. The actual display may vary. In recording 2 3 4 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 17 Spot Metering Target (→148) 18 AF area (→35) 19 Self-timer Mode (→86) 20 Number of Recordable Pictures (→24)
  • Page 209: In Playback

    Others List of LCD monitor/Viewfinder displays Screens shown here are only examples. The actual display may vary. In playback 16 Auto Retouch (→167) 2 3 4 Creative Retouch (→168) Motion picture playback (→53) Play panorama (→123) 17 Number of Prints (→179) 18 Recording format (→157)
  • Page 210: Message Displays

    Others Message displays The following explains the meaning of major messages displayed on the LCD monitor or viewfinder, and how to respond to them. [Some pictures cannot be deleted] [This picture cannot be deleted] ● Non-DCF pictures (→49) cannot be deleted. →...
  • Page 211 → Message disappears when cable is also connected to another device. [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. ●...
  • Page 212 Others Q&A Troubleshooting Try checking these items (→212 - 220) first. If the problem persists, performing [Reset] in the [Setup] menu may resolve the issue (→70). (Note that except for some items such as [Clock Set], all settings are returned to their values at the time of purchase.) Battery, power Camera does not work even if the camera is turned on.
  • Page 213: Q&A Troubleshooting

    Others Q&A Troubleshooting Recording Cannot record pictures. ● Built-in memory/card is full. → Free space by deleting unwanted pictures (→55). ● You may not be able to record for a short while after turning this unit on when using a large capacity card.
  • Page 214 Others Q&A Troubleshooting Recording (continued) Brightness or colouring of recorded picture different from real life. ● 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 215 Others Q&A Troubleshooting Lens Recorded image may be warped, or nonexistent colour is surrounding the subject. ● It is possible that the subject may be warped slightly, or the borders get coloured, depending on the zoom magnification, due to the characteristics of the lens. Also, the peripherals of the image might look warped because the perspective is enhanced when the wide angle is used.
  • Page 216 Others Q&A Troubleshooting Flash No flash emitted. ● Is the flash closed? (→78) ● The flash becomes unavailable in the following cases: • [Auto Bracket] • [Burst] (Excluding [ ] ([Flash Burst])) • Scene Modes ([Scenery], [Night Scenery], [Handheld Night Shot], [HDR], [Sunset], [Starry Sky], [Glass Through], [3D Photo Mode]) •...
  • Page 217 Others Q&A Troubleshooting Playback (continued) [Thumbnail is displayed] is shown on the screen. ● The pictures may have been recorded on another device. If so, they may be displayed with poor picture quality. Blacken red areas of recorded pictures. ● When digital red-eye correction ([ ], [ ]) is operating, if a subject is recorded that has skin-...
  • Page 218 Computer does not recognise card. (When using an SDXC Memory Cards) → Check whether your computer is compatible with SDXC Memory Cards. http://panasonic.net/avc/sdcard/information/SDXC.html → A message prompting you to format the card may appear when you connect it. Do not format the card.
  • Page 219 Others Q&A Troubleshooting Others Menu not displayed in desired language. ● Change [Language] setting (→73). Camera rattles if shaken. ● In the following cases, there is no problem with the camera, so do not worry. → There is a rattling sound when the camera is shaken while this unit is turned off or during playback mode.
  • Page 220 Others Q&A Troubleshooting Others (continued) Zooming stops instantaneously. ● When using the Extra Optical Zoom, the zooming action will stop temporarily. This is not a malfunction. Zoom does not reach the maximum ratio. ● If the zoom ratio stops at 3 x, [Macro Zoom] has been set. (→102) File numbers are not recorded in sequence.
  • Page 221: Usage Cautions And Notes

    Others Usage cautions and notes When in use ● Camera may become warm if used for long periods of time, but this is not a fault. ● Keep this unit as far away as possible from electromagnetic equipment (such as microwave ovens, TVs, video games etc.).
  • Page 222 • Recorded data may be damaged or lost if the camera breaks down due to inappropriate handling. Panasonic will not be liable for any damage suffered due to loss of recorded data. • Pictures recorded or edited using this unit may not be played back properly or the selected effect may not be reflected in these pictures when you use other devices.
  • Page 223 Others Usage cautions and notes About charging the battery ● The time required for charging varies depending on conditions of battery usage. Charging takes longer at high or low temperatures and when the battery has not been used in some time. ●...
  • Page 224 • Data containing personal information can be altered or lost due to malfunction, static electricity, accidents, breakdowns, repairs, or other operations. Panasonic will not be liable for any damage that occurs, direct or indirect, as a result of the alteration or loss of data containing personal information.
  • Page 225 HDMI Licensing LLC in the United States and other countries. • HDAVI Control™ is a trademark of Panasonic Corporation. • “AVCHD” and the “AVCHD” logo are trademarks of Panasonic Corporation and Sony Corporation. • Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories.
  • Page 226 This product incorporates the following software: (1) the software developed independently by or for Panasonic Corporation, (2) the software owned by third party and licensed to Panasonic Corporation, and/or (3) open source software The software categorized as (3) is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY, without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.