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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Owner's Manual

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Owner's Manual

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  • Page 1: Digital Camera

    Please read these instructions carefully before using this product, and save this manual for future use. Message Display →299 Q&A Troubleshooting →310 Finding the information you need →2 Contents →4 Contents by Function →10 Menu list →303 Register online at SQW0021 www.panasonic.com/register M0914KZ0 (U.S. customers only)
  • Page 2: Finding The Information You Need

    Finding the information you need In this “Owner’s Manual 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 “Contents”...
  • Page 3: How To Use This Manual

    How to use this manual Recording mode icons Recording mode: In Recording Modes that show icons in black, you can select and execute indicated menus and functions. • Click a cross reference in the text to jump to the corresponding page. •...
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Contents ■ ■ Finding the information you need ..2 Contents by Function ....... 10 ■ How to use this manual ...... 3 Before Use ■ ■ Before use ......... 12 Names and Functions of ■ Main Parts .......... 14 Standard Accessories ......
  • Page 5 Contents Basics ■ ■ Holding the camera ......53 Switching the display information ■ on the recording screen ....62 Recording pictures using the ■ viewfinder ......... 54 Viewing your pictures ....... 67 Switching between the monitor and Viewing motion pictures ......70 ■...
  • Page 6 Contents Picture Quality and coloring Settings ■ ■ Adjusting the picture quality with Using the picture correction effects [Photo Style] ...... 100 functions effectively ......111 ■ Adjusting highlights and shadows Correcting contrast and exposure ([i.Dynamic])..........111 [Highlight Shadow] ......102 ■...
  • Page 7 Contents Functions for specific subjects and purposes ■ ■ Taking pictures automatically Recording with the at set intervals Face Recognition function [Time Lapse Shot] ......153 [Face Recog.] ........162 ■ ■ Creating stop motion animation Setting the profile for a baby [Stop Motion Animation] ....
  • Page 8 Using WEB services ....... 251 connecting it to a smartphone ..228 When sending images to WEB service..251 Installing the smartphone/tablet app When sending images to “Panasonic Image App” ......228 [Cloud Sync. Service] ......255 ■ Connecting to a smartphone....229 Using “LUMIX CLUB” ..... 258 Connecting to a smartphone using About the [LUMIX CLUB] ......258...
  • Page 9 Contents Connecting with other devices ■ ■ Enjoying 4K motion pictures ..274 Storing recorded still pictures and motion pictures in the recorder ..286 Viewing 4K motion pictures .....274 Copying by inserting the card into the Storing 4K motion pictures.......275 ■...
  • Page 10: Contents By Function

    Contents by Function Recording Recording Drive Recording mode ...........59 Drive Mode ..........141 [Preview] ............88 [Aspect Bracket] .........147 Picture effects (Filter)........89 [Self Timer] ..........148 Macro recording ..........126 Picture Quality and Color Tone Recording panorama pictures ....150 [Photo Style] ..........100 [Time Lapse Shot] ........153 [Highlight Shadow] ........102...
  • Page 11 Contents by Function Playback Playback Edit [Auto Review] ..........57 [RAW Processing] ........208 Picture playback ...........67 [Resize] ............216 Playback Zoom ..........68 [Cropping] ...........217 Multi Playback ..........68 Adding information Motion picture playback ........70 [Location Logging] ........207 Delete ............73 [Title Edit] ............ Display/playback settings [Text Stamp] ..........212 [Slide Show]...
  • Page 12: Before Use

    Before Use 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, monitor, viewfinder, or camera body. This may also cause the camera to malfunction or prevent recording.
  • Page 13: Standard Accessories

    Before Use 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 Owner’s Manual. ●...
  • Page 14: Names And Functions Of Main Parts

    Before Use Names and Functions of Main Parts Self-timer indicator (→148) AF Assist Lamp (→53, 125) Control ring (→39) Aspect ratio selector switch (→107) Hot shoe (Hot shoe cover) (→176) The hot shoe cover is already attached to the hot shoe at the time of purchase.
  • Page 15 Open this cover to use an AC adaptor (optional) and DC coupler (optional) in place of the battery. When using an AC adaptor (optional), ensure that the Panasonic DC coupler (optional) and AC adaptor are used. (→292) Release lever (→24) Card/Battery door (→24)
  • Page 16 Before Use Names and Functions of Main Parts Viewfinder (LVF) (→54) In this manual, “viewfinder” is used to indicate the LVF. Eye Sensor (→54) Diopter adjustment dial (→55) [LVF] button (→54) / [Fn3] button (→37) Strap eyelet (→19) Monitor [HDMI] socket (→276) [AV OUT/DIGITAL] socket (→276, 284, 286, 287)
  • Page 17 Before Use Names and Functions of Main Parts Strap eyelet (→19) Wi-Fi antenna ® Wi-Fi connection lamp (→225) [Wi-Fi] button (→225) / [Fn2] button (→37) Motion picture button (→58) [AF/AE LOCK] button (→133) NFC antenna (→233) [Q.MENU] button (→34) Playback button (→67) [Fn1] button (→37)
  • Page 18: [Menu/Set] Button / Cursor Button / Control Dial

    Before Use Names and Functions of Main Parts [MENU/SET] button / Cursor button / Control dial [MENU/SET] button Use this button to display the menus, enter the settings, etc. (→31) Cursor button This button is used to move the cursor on the menu screens and for other functions.
  • Page 19: Preparations

    Preparations Attaching the lens cap and shoulder strap Cover the lens with the lens cap to protect it when you are not taking pictures. We recommend attaching the lens cap to the camera using the lens cap string to prevent loss of the lens cap.
  • Page 20: 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 21: Remaining Battery

    (flashes red) If the battery mark flashes red, recharge or replace a fully charged battery. ● Always use genuine Panasonic batteries. ● If you use other batteries, we cannot guarantee the quality of this product. ● Remove battery from camera after use.
  • Page 22: Guidelines For Number Of Recordable Pictures And Operating Time

    • [Program AE] Mode • Temperature: 23 °C (73.4 °F)/Humidity: 50%RH when 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 [ •...
  • Page 23 Preparations Charging battery Recording motion pictures (When using monitor) [Rec Format] [AVCHD] [MP4] [MP4] [Rec Quality] [FHD/17M/60i] [FHD/20M/30p] [4K/100M/30p] Available recording time Approx. 125 min Approx. 135 min Approx. 90 min Actual available recording time Approx. 60 min Approx. 65 min Approx.
  • Page 24: Inserting And Removing The Battery/The Card (Optional)

    Preparations Inserting and removing the battery/the card (optional) • Make sure that the camera is turned off. Slide the release lever to the [OPEN] [LOCK] [OPEN] position and open the card/battery door Release lever Insert the battery and card, making sure that their orientation is correct •...
  • Page 25: About The Card

    Preparations About the Card The following SD standard-based cards (Panasonic brand recommended) can be used. Type of Card Capacity Notes SD Memory Cards 8 MB – 2 GB • Can be used with devices compatible with the respective formats. SDHC Memory Cards 4 GB –...
  • Page 26: Formatting The Card (Initialization)

    Always format cards with this camera. Please reformat the card with this camera if it has already been formatted with a computer or another device. ● If the card cannot be formatted, please try another card before contacting Panasonic. SQW0021...
  • Page 27: Recording Capacity Guidelines (Pictures/Recording Time)

    Preparations About the Card Recording capacity guidelines (pictures/recording time) The number of pictures you can take and the recording time vary in proportion to card capacity (and depending on recording conditions and type of card). Recording picture capacity (still pictures) When aspect ratio is set to [4:3] and [Quality] is set to [ [Picture Size] 8 GB...
  • Page 28 Preparations About the Card When [Rec Format] is [MP4] [Rec Quality] 8 GB 16 GB 32 GB 64 GB [4K/100M/30p] 9m00s 20m00s 42m00s 1h20m00s [4K/100M/24p] 9m00s 20m00s 42m00s 1h20m00s [FHD/28M/60p] 37m00s 1h15m00s 2h30m00s 5h00m00s [FHD/20M/30p] 49m00s 1h40m00s 3h20m00s 6h40m00s [HD/10M/30p] 1h30m00s 3h10m00s 6h25m00s...
  • Page 29: Setting The Clock

    Preparations Setting the clock The clock is not set when the camera is shipped. Turn the camera on • If the language select screen is not displayed, proceed to step Press [MENU/SET] while the message is displayed Press to select the language, and press [MENU/SET] •...
  • Page 30: Changing Time Settings

    Preparations Setting the clock Press to set your home area and City or area name press [MENU/SET] Current time Difference from GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) ● 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 [Text Stamp].
  • Page 31: Setting The Menu

    Preparations Setting the menu You can use the menu to set camera and recording functions, operate playback functions, and perform other operations. 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.
  • Page 32 Preparations Setting the menu Press to select the menu item and Page press [MENU/SET] • Items can also be selected by turning the control dial. • You can also switch to the next page by pressing [DISP.] button or rotating the zoom lever. Item Press to select the setting and press...
  • Page 33: Setting The Menu Screen Background

    Preparations Setting the menu Switching menu type Example: Switching to the [Setup] menu from [Rec] menu Press Press to select a menu switch icon [ • Items can also be selected by turning the control dial. Press [MENU/SET] • Select the menu item and perform the setting. Menu type ●...
  • Page 34: Calling Frequently-Used Menus Instantly (Quick Menu)

    Preparations Calling frequently-used menus instantly (Quick Menu) You can easily call some of the menu items and set them. • The menu items and setting items that are displayed differ depending on the recording mode and settings during recording. Press [Q.MENU] button to display the Quick menu Turn the control dial to select the menu item, and press...
  • Page 35: Change The Quick Menu To Your Preferred Item

    Preparations Calling frequently-used menus instantly (Quick Menu) Change the Quick Menu to your preferred item When [Q.MENU] (→34) 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 to select [ ] and press [MENU/SET]...
  • Page 36 Preparations Calling frequently-used menus instantly (Quick Menu) [Custom] menu • [Silent Mode] (→161) • [Zebra Pattern] (→166) • [Peaking] (→130) • [Monochrome Live View] (→167) • [Histogram] (→64) • [Rec Area] (→192) • [Guide Line] (→65) • [Zoom lever] (→175) Press [ ] button •...
  • Page 37: Assigning Frequently Used Functions To The Buttons (Function Buttons)

    Preparations Assigning frequently used functions to the buttons (Function buttons) You can assign frequently-used functions to particular buttons. Set the menu → [Custom] → [Fn Button Set] Press to select the function button you want to assign a function to and press [MENU/SET] Press to select the function you want to assign and press [MENU/SET]...
  • Page 38: Cursor Button Lock]

    Preparations Assigning frequently used functions to the buttons (Function buttons) Assigning a function to a function button Press the function button to use the assigned function. • You can assign the following functions to the [Fn1], [Fn2], and [Fn3] buttons. [Rec] menu/Recording functions •...
  • Page 39: Changing Settings Using The Control Ring

    Preparations Changing settings using the control ring The “Control Ring” is an easy and convenient way to adjust several settings, depending on the camera mode selected. You can use the control ring to change the settings of the unit. Items that can be set by the control ring vary depending on recording modes. Following are the pre-assigned settings.
  • Page 40: Changing The Settings Assigned To The Control Ring

    Preparations Changing settings using the control ring Changing the settings assigned to the control ring Changes the settings assigned to the control ring. Set the menu → [Custom] → [Control Ring] to select the setting and press [MENU/SET] • To return to the default setting, select [Normal]. Settings that can be assigned (→39) [DEFLT] [Normal]...
  • Page 41: Using The [Setup] Menu

    Preparations Using the [Setup] menu [Clock Set] and [Sleep Mode] are important for clock setting and battery life. Please check these before use. For details on how to select the [Setup] menu settings, refer to (→31) [Clock Set] Set time, date, and display format. (→30) [World Time] Set the recording date and time with the local time at your destination.
  • Page 42: [Travel Date]

    Preparations Using the [Setup] menu For details on how to select the [Setup] menu settings, refer to (→31) [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. ■...
  • Page 43: [Beep]

    Preparations Using the [Setup] menu For details on how to select the [Setup] menu settings, refer to (→31) [Beep] Sets the beep sounds or shutter sounds. ■ [Beep Volume] Settings: (High) / (Low) / (Off) ■ [Shutter Vol.] Settings: (High) / (Low) / (Off) ■...
  • Page 44: [Monitor Display] / [Viewfinder]

    Preparations Using the [Setup] menu For details on how to select the [Setup] menu settings, refer to (→31) [Monitor Display] / [Viewfinder] Adjust brightness and color of the monitor or viewfinder. It is suggested to use the default settings. These are intended to provide a preview of the actual picture, as accurately as possible. Settings Adjusts the brightness.
  • Page 45: [Monitor Luminance]

    Preparations Using the [Setup] menu For details on how to select the [Setup] menu settings, refer to (→31) [Monitor Luminance] Sets the monitor brightness according to the ambient light level. Settings The brightness is adjusted automatically depending on how bright it is around the camera. The brightness is increased.
  • Page 46: [Sleep Mode]

    Preparations Using the [Setup] menu For details on how to select the [Setup] menu settings, refer to (→31) [Sleep Mode] The camera automatically turns off if no operation is performed for a preset period of time. • To restore → Press the shutter button halfway, or turn on the power again. Settings: [10MIN.] / [5MIN.] / [2MIN.] / [1MIN.] / [OFF] Not available in the following cases: •...
  • Page 47: [Usb Mode]

    Preparations Using the [Setup] menu For details on how to select the [Setup] menu settings, refer to (→31) [USB Mode] Select communication method for when connecting camera to a computer or printer with USB connection cable (supplied). Settings Select communication method each time you connect to a computer or PictBridge-compatible printer.
  • Page 48 Preparations Using the [Setup] menu For details on how to select the [Setup] menu settings, refer to (→31) [TV Connection] (continued) ■ [HDMI Mode] Set the format for the HDMI output when playing back on the HDMI compatible high- definition TV connected with this unit using the HDMI micro cable. Settings Automatically sets the output resolution based on information from a [AUTO]...
  • Page 49: [Menu Resume]

    Preparations Using the [Setup] menu For details on how to select the [Setup] menu settings, refer to (→31) [TV Connection] (continued) ■ [VIERA Link] Enable automatic linking with other VIERA Link-compatible devices, and operability with a VIERA remote control when connecting via an HDMI micro cable. (→278) Settings Operations may be performed via the remote control of the VIERA Link-compatible...
  • Page 50: [Version Disp.]

    Preparations Using the [Setup] menu For details on how to select the [Setup] menu settings, refer to (→31) [Version Disp.] Check the firmware version of the camera or supplied flash (when the flash is attached). ● When you press [MENU/SET] while the version is displayed, software information for this unit, such as the license, is displayed.
  • Page 51: [Reset Wi-Fi Settings]

    Preparations Using the [Setup] menu For details on how to select the [Setup] menu settings, refer to (→31) [Reset Wi-Fi Settings] Returns [Wi-Fi] settings to default settings. ● If you want to dispose or give away your camera, always reset it to prevent your personal information from being mistakenly used.
  • Page 52: Entering Text

    Preparations Entering Text Use the cursor button to enter names with the Face Recognition function and in [Profile Setup] (babies and pets), or to register locations in [Travel Date] etc. • Only alphabetical characters and symbols can be entered. • Example of operation for displaying a screen: →...
  • Page 53: Holding The Camera

    Basics Holding the camera • To avoid camera shake, hold it with both hands keeping AF Assist Lamp your arms close to your body while standing with your Microphone feet slightly apart. • Do not touch the lens. • Do not block the microphone when recording motion pictures.
  • Page 54: Recording Pictures Using The Viewfinder

    Basics Recording pictures using the viewfinder When you use the viewfinder, you can check the view of the subject even if you are in a bright area. Switching between the monitor and viewfinder You can operate the [LVF]/[Fn3] button in two ways, using it [LVF] button either as the [LVF] button or as a function button [Fn3].
  • Page 55: About Eye Sensor Af

    Basics Recording pictures using the viewfinder Setting the sensitivity of the eye sensor or setting to switch the display between the viewfinder and monitor → [Custom] → [Eye Sensor] Use this setting to set the sensitivity of the eye sensor. [Sensitivity] [HIGH] / [LOW] Use this setting to switch the display between the viewfinder and monitor.
  • Page 56: Taking Pictures

    Basics Taking pictures • Press the [ ] button ( ) to set the drive mode to [ ] ([Single]). Select the recording mode (→59) Adjust focus according to subject Focus display ( When focus is aligned: illuminated When focus is not aligned: flashing) Press halfway (press lightly to focus) •...
  • Page 57: Auto Review]

    Basics Taking pictures ● Subjects/environments which may make focusing difficult: • Fast-moving or extremely bright objects, or objects with no color contrast. • Taking pictures through glass or near objects emitting light. • In the dark, or with significant jitter. •...
  • Page 58: Recording Motion Pictures

    Basics Recording motion pictures You can record full high-definition quality images that comply with the AVCHD standard, as well as motion pictures recorded in MP4. You can also record a 4K motion picture in MP4. (→194) Audio is recorded in stereo. Press the motion picture button to start recording •...
  • Page 59: Select The Recording Mode

    Basics Select the recording mode To select the recording mode using the aperture ring and shutter speed dial Turn the aperture ring and shutter speed dial • Slowly turn the aperture ring and shutter speed dial until they click to properly align the position. You can set the aperture ring to [A] (AUTO) or to values between [1.7] and [16].
  • Page 60: Custom Set

    Basics Select the recording mode Registering a combination of settings to be used during recording (Custom Set) You can register up to three combinations of your preferred menu settings. Selecting [Utilize Custom Set feature] from the [Custom] menu enables you to switch quickly to the settings you selected for the custom settings.
  • Page 61 Basics Select the recording mode When changing the menu settings Even if the menu settings are changed temporarily while any one of the custom settings is selected, the currently registered settings will remain unchanged. To change the currently registered settings, overwrite the registered data using [Cust.Set Mem.] on the [Custom] menu.
  • Page 62: Switching The Display Information On The Recording Screen

    Basics Switching the display information on the recording screen You can also turn off the recording information (such as icons for various settings) and the level gauge (→66). Press [DISP.] button to switch the display • You can use [Monitor Disp. Style] and [LVF Disp.Style] in the [Custom] menu to select either [ ] (Monitor style display layout) or [...
  • Page 63 Basics Switching the display information on the recording screen ■ ] Live View Finder style display layout • The display is switched as shown below. (Example of viewfinder style display) With information With information (Detailed information) With information (Detailed information) With information level gauge level gauge...
  • Page 64 Basics Switching the display information on the recording screen Enabling/disabling the histogram display → [Custom] → [Histogram] → [ON] / [OFF] to set the position. 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.
  • Page 65 Basics Switching the display information on the recording screen Enabling/disabling the guideline display → [Custom] → [Guide Line] → [ ] / [ ] / [ ] / [OFF] • The guideline is not displayed during panorama picture recording. When you select [ ], you can use to set the position.
  • Page 66: Using The Level Gauge

    Basics Switching the display information on the recording screen Using the level gauge If you want to make sure that the camera is not slanted or tilted, for example, when you take a picture of a landscape, use the level gauge indication as a reference. Press [DISP.] button to switch the display Press the button to switch the display.
  • Page 67: Viewing Your Pictures

    Basics Viewing your pictures Press the Playback button Press or turn the control dial to select the picture to be displayed • When you press and hold , the pictures are displayed one after another. • The playback speed of pictures varies depending on the playback conditions.
  • Page 68 Basics Viewing your pictures Zooming in and viewing “Playback Zoom” Move the zoom lever toward T side • 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 69 Basics Viewing your pictures Viewing pictures by their recording date “Calendar Playback” Move the zoom lever toward the W side to display the calendar screen to select recording date and press Selected date [MENU/SET] • Pictures are displayed in a 12-picture screen. •...
  • Page 70: Viewing Motion Pictures

    Basics Viewing your pictures Viewing motion pictures This unit was designed to play motion pictures using the AVCHD and MP4 formats. Select a picture with the motion picture icon ([ ]) in playback mode, and press to start playback • After playback starts, the elapsed playback time is displayed on the screen.
  • Page 71: Switching The Display Information On The Playback Screen

    Basics Switching the display information on the playback screen 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 switch the display •...
  • Page 72 Basics Switching the display information on the playback screen Enabling/disabling the overexposed area display → [Custom] → [Highlight] → [ON] / [OFF] You can set overexposed areas (areas that are too bright and where there are no shades of gray) to flash on the screen when the [Auto Review] function is activated or during playback.
  • Page 73: Deleting Pictures

    Basics Deleting pictures Deleted pictures cannot be recovered. Pictures will not be deleted in the following cases: • Protected pictures. • Card switch is in “LOCK” position. • Pictures that are not based on the DCF standard. (→67) ● Do not turn off the camera while deleting. ●...
  • Page 74: To Delete Multiple (Up To 100)/ To Delete All Pictures

    Basics Deleting pictures To delete multiple (up to 100)/To delete all pictures A picture group (→201) is handled as 1 picture. (All the pictures in the selected picture group are deleted.) Press [ ] button while viewing a picture to select [Delete Multi]/[Delete All] and press [MENU/SET] Delete Single Delete Single...
  • Page 75: [Intelligent Auto] Mode

    Recording mode Taking pictures with automatic settings [Intelligent Auto] Mode Recording mode: This mode is recommended for those who want to point and shoot as the camera optimizes settings to match the subject and recording environment. The camera optimizes the settings and the following functions are activated automatically. •...
  • Page 76: Automatic Scene Detection

    Recording mode Taking pictures with automatic settings [Intelligent Auto] Mode Automatic Scene Detection When taking pictures [i-Portrait] [i-Scenery] [i-Macro] [i-Night Portrait] [i-Handheld Night [i-Night Scenery] [i-Food] [i-Baby] Shot] [i-Sunset] When scene does not correspond to any of the above When the flash (supplied/optional) is used. When [iHandheld Night Shot] is [ON].
  • Page 77 Recording mode Taking pictures with automatic settings [Intelligent Auto] Mode Using the flash (supplied/optional) Turn off the camera Remove the hot shoe cover Attach the flash Turn on the camera and the flash For details (→176, 291). ■ Flash When the [ON/OFF] switch for the flash (supplied/optional) is set to [OFF], the flash is set to [ ] (Forced Flash Off).
  • Page 78: Taking Pictures Using A Handheld Camera ([Ihandheld Night Shot])

    Recording mode Taking pictures with automatic settings [Intelligent Auto] Mode Taking pictures using a handheld camera ([iHandheld Night Shot]) If a night scene is detected automatically while the unit is being handheld, [iHandheld Night Shot] can record a still picture with less jitter and less noise without using a tripod by combining a burst of pictures.
  • Page 79: Combining Pictures Into A Single Still Picture With Rich Gradation ([Ihdr])

    Recording mode Taking pictures with automatic settings [Intelligent Auto] Mode Combining pictures into a single still picture with rich gradation ([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.
  • Page 80: Taking Pictures After Setting The Aperture Value And Shutter Speed

    Recording mode Taking pictures after setting the aperture value and shutter speed Recording mode: You can set the exposure using the aperture ring and shutter speed dial settings. Using the [Rec] menu to change settings and set up your own recording environment. You can also record pictures by applying picture effects.
  • Page 81: Taking Pictures After Automatically Setting The Aperture Value And Shutter Speed ([Program Ae] Mode)

    Recording mode Taking pictures after setting the aperture value and shutter speed Taking pictures after automatically setting the aperture value and shutter speed ([Program AE] Mode) Take pictures using automatic aperture values and shutter speed settings in accordance with the brightness of a subject. Turn the aperture ring to select [A] (AUTO) Turn the shutter speed dial to select [A] (AUTO) [Program AE] Mode is set and the recording mode icon changes...
  • Page 82 Recording mode Taking pictures after setting the aperture value and shutter speed About Program Shift The function for maintaining the same exposure (brightness) while changing the shutter speed and aperture value combination is called “Program Shift”. You can use “Program Shift”...
  • Page 83: Taking Pictures By Setting The Aperture Value ([Aperture-Priority] Mode)

    Recording mode Taking pictures after setting the aperture value and shutter speed Taking pictures by setting the aperture value ([Aperture-Priority] Mode) When the aperture value is increased, the range of depth in focus expands, and the picture shows up clearly from the position of the camera to the background. When the aperture value is reduced, the range of depth in focus shrinks, and the background can get blurry.
  • Page 84: Taking Pictures By Setting The Shutter Speed ([Shutter-Priority] Mode)

    Recording mode Taking pictures after setting the aperture value and shutter speed Taking pictures by setting the shutter speed ([Shutter-Priority] Mode) When you increase the shutter speed, you can reduce jitter when recording a subject. When you decrease the shutter speed, the subject’s movement is shown. Turn the aperture ring to select [A] (AUTO) Turn the shutter speed dial to select the shutter speed [Shutter-Priority] Mode is set and the recording mode icon changes...
  • Page 85 Recording mode Taking pictures after setting the aperture value and shutter speed ● When you turn the shutter speed dial, an exposure meter is displayed. If the correct exposure is not achieved, the numeric value of the shutter speed is shown in red. ●...
  • Page 86: Taking Pictures By Setting The Aperture Value And Shutter Speed ([Manual Exposure] Mode)

    Recording mode Taking pictures after setting the aperture value and shutter speed Taking pictures by setting the aperture value and shutter speed ([Manual Exposure] Mode) Determine the exposure by manually setting the aperture value and the shutter speed. The Manual Exposure Assist appears on the lower portion of the screen to indicate the exposure.
  • Page 87 Recording mode Taking pictures after setting the aperture value and shutter speed Manual exposure assist (estimate) Shows pictures with standard brightness (appropriate exposure). Shows brighter pictures. For the appropriate exposure, either use a faster shutter speed or increase aperture value. Shows darker pictures.
  • Page 88: Checking The Effects Of The Aperture Value And Shutter Speed ([Preview] Mode)

    Recording mode Taking pictures after setting the aperture value and shutter speed Checking the effects of the aperture value and shutter speed ([Preview] Mode) Recording mode: You can use [Preview] Mode to check the effects of the selected aperture value and shutter speed.
  • Page 89: Effects (Filter)

    Picture effects (Filter) Taking pictures using picture effects (Filter) Recording mode: You can select your own settings from various effects and take pictures while confirming these effects on the screen. You can set the effects to be applied to a picture by selecting a sample picture.
  • Page 90 Picture effects (Filter) Taking pictures using picture effects (Filter) ● Settings will be stored even if the recording mode is changed or the camera is turned off. ● If you do not want to add picture effects, please select [No Effect]. ●...
  • Page 91 Picture effects (Filter) Taking pictures using picture effects (Filter) Adjusting the picture effects according to your preferences You can easily adjust the setting conditions (such as degree and coloring of an effect) of the picture effects according to your preferences. Press to display the setting screen Turn the control dial to adjust the setting conditions of...
  • Page 92: Old Days

    Picture effects (Filter) Taking pictures using picture effects (Filter) For the setting procedures for picture effects (Filter), refer to (→89). [Expressive] This effect emphasizes the color to make a pop art picture. Items that can be set (Press to display the setting screen) Vividness Subdued coloring Gaudy coloring...
  • Page 93: Low Key

    Picture effects (Filter) Taking pictures using picture effects (Filter) For the setting procedures for picture effects (Filter), refer to (→89). [Low Key] This effect adds a dark and relaxing feel to the overall image and enhances bright parts. Items that can be set (Press to display the setting screen) Coloring Reddish coloring...
  • Page 94: Impressive Art

    Picture effects (Filter) Taking pictures using picture effects (Filter) For the setting procedures for picture effects (Filter), refer to (→89). [Rough Monochrome] This effect creates a black and white picture with granular noise. Items that can be set (Press to display the setting screen) Grainy image Weak grainy image Strong grainy image...
  • Page 95: Cross Process

    Picture effects (Filter) Taking pictures using picture effects (Filter) For the setting procedures for picture effects (Filter), refer to (→89). [Cross Process] This effect gives your photo a dramatic color look. Items that can be set (Press to display the setting screen) Greenish coloring / Bluish coloring / Coloring Yellowish coloring / Reddish coloring...
  • Page 96: Miniature Effect

    Picture effects (Filter) Taking pictures using picture effects (Filter) For the setting procedures for picture effects (Filter), refer to (→89). [Miniature Effect] This effect blurs peripheral areas to give the impression of a diorama. Items that can be set (Press to display the setting screen) Vividness Subdued coloring...
  • Page 97: Soft Focus

    Picture effects (Filter) Taking pictures using picture effects (Filter) For the setting procedures for picture effects (Filter), refer to (→89). [Soft Focus] This effect blurs the overall image to produce a soft feel. Items that can be set (Press to display the setting screen) Degree of Slight defocusing Strong defocusing...
  • Page 98: One Point Color

    Picture effects (Filter) Taking pictures using picture effects (Filter) For the setting procedures for picture effects (Filter), refer to (→89). [One Point Color] This effect leaves one selected color to emphasize impressiveness. Items that can be set (Press to display the setting screen) Amount of color Leaves a small Leaves a large amount...
  • Page 99 Picture effects (Filter) Taking pictures using picture effects (Filter) For the setting procedures for picture effects (Filter), refer to (→89). [Sunshine] This effect adds a cast of light to the scene. Items that can be set (Press to display the setting screen) Yellowish coloring / Reddish coloring / Coloring Bluish coloring / Whitish coloring...
  • Page 100: Picture Quality And Coloring Settings

    Picture Quality and coloring Settings Adjusting the picture quality with effects [Photo Style] Recording mode: You can adjust the colors and picture quality according to the concept of the picture that you want to create. → [Rec] → [Photo Style] [Standard] Standard setting.
  • Page 101 Picture Quality and coloring Settings Adjusting the picture quality with effects [Photo Style] ■ Adjusting the picture quality Press to select the type of Photo Style Standard Press to select an item and press to adjust Increases the contrast in a picture. [Contrast] [–] Decreases the contrast in a picture.
  • Page 102: Adjusting Highlights And Shadows [Highlight Shadow]

    Picture Quality and coloring Settings Adjusting highlights and shadows [Highlight Shadow] Recording mode: You can adjust the highlights and shadows in a picture while confirming the brightness of these areas on the screen. Set the menu → [Rec] → [Highlight Shadow] Press to select the item ([Standard])
  • Page 103: Adjusting The White Balance

    Picture Quality and coloring Settings Adjusting the White Balance Recording mode: In sunlight, under incandescent lights or in other such conditions where the color of white takes on a reddish or bluish tinge, this item adjusts to the color of white which is closest to what is seen by the eye in accordance with the light source.
  • Page 104: Setting The White Balance Manually

    Picture Quality and coloring Settings Adjusting the White Balance ■ Auto White Balance When [AWB] (Automatic White Balance) is set, the coloring is adjusted in accordance with the light source. However, if the scene is too bright or too dark or if other extreme conditions apply, the pictures may appear reddish or bluish.
  • Page 105: Setting The White Balance Using Color Temperature

    Picture Quality and coloring Settings Adjusting the White Balance Setting the White Balance using color temperature You can set the White Balance using color temperature. Color temperature is a numeric value that expresses the color of light (unit: K * ). A picture becomes bluish when the color temperature value is higher, and reddish when the temperature value is lower.
  • Page 106: Bracket Recording Using White Balance

    Picture Quality and coloring Settings Adjusting the White Balance Bracket recording using White Balance Bracket settings are performed based on the fine adjustment values for White Balance, and three pictures with different coloring are automatically recorded when the shutter button is pressed once. Perform fine adjustments of the White Balance in step of “Performing White Balance fine adjustments”...
  • Page 107: Setting The Picture Quality And Size

    Picture Quality and coloring Settings Setting the picture quality and size Changing the aspect ratio of the still pictures Recording mode: You can easily switch the aspect ratio of still pictures using the aspect ratio selector switch. Switching the aspect ratio selector switch [4:3] Aspect ratio of a 4:3 TV [1:1]...
  • Page 108: Setting The Picture Size

    Picture Quality and coloring Settings Setting the picture quality and size Setting the picture size Recording mode: The higher the numbers of pixels, the finer the detail of the pictures will appear even when they are printed onto large sheets. →...
  • Page 109: Setting The Compression Rate Of Pictures ([Quality])

    Picture Quality and coloring Settings Setting the picture quality and size Setting the compression rate of pictures ([Quality]) Recording mode: Set the compression rate used for storing pictures. → [Rec] → [Quality] Settings File format Description Gives priority to picture quality and saves pictures in JPEG file format.
  • Page 110 Picture Quality and coloring Settings Setting the picture quality and size Not available in the following cases: ● The following effects cannot be used on RAW file pictures. • [Intelligent Auto] Mode • Picture effects (Filter) • White Balance • [Photo Style] / [Highlight Shadow] / [i.Dynamic] / [Red-Eye Removal]...
  • Page 111: Using The Picture Correction Functions Effectively

    Picture Quality and coloring Settings Using the picture correction functions effectively Correcting contrast and exposure ([i.Dynamic]) Recording mode: Automatically adjusts contrast and exposure to give more lifelike colors when there is significant contrast between background and subject. → [Rec] → [i.Dynamic] Settings: [AUTO] / [HIGH] / [STANDARD] /[LOW] / [OFF] ●...
  • Page 112: Combining Still Pictures With Different Exposures ([Hdr])

    Picture Quality and coloring Settings Using the picture correction functions effectively Combining still pictures with different exposures ([HDR]) Recording mode: The camera can combine 3 still pictures taken at different exposures into a single properly exposed picture with rich gradation. The individual pictures used to create the HDR picture are not saved.
  • Page 113: Suppressing The Noise Of A Long Exposure ([Long Shtr Nr])

    Picture Quality and coloring Settings Using the picture correction functions effectively Suppressing the noise of a long exposure ([Long Shtr NR]) Recording mode: The camera can automatically eliminate the noise made when taking pictures with a slower shutter speed (e.g. to record night scenes) in order to take sharp pictures. →...
  • Page 114: Adjusting The Focus And Brightness (Exposure)

    Adjusting the focus and brightness (exposure) Taking pictures with Auto Focus Switch the focus selector Auto Focus is activated. switch to [ ] or [ Align with the indicator. Select the focus mode (AFS, AFF, AFC) Recording mode: Set the focusing operation to be performed when the shutter button is pressed halfway. →...
  • Page 115: Switching [Af Mode]

    Adjusting the focus and brightness (exposure) Taking pictures with Auto Focus When recording using [AFF], [AFC] ● Focusing may take time if the zoom is suddenly changed from max. W to max. T, or if you suddenly move closer to a subject from a greater distance. ●...
  • Page 116 Adjusting the focus and brightness (exposure) Taking pictures with Auto Focus Taking front-on pictures of people (Face/Eye Detection) The camera automatically detects the faces and eyes of subjects. The camera adjusts the focus on the eye that is closer to the camera and the exposure using the face (when [Metering Mode] is set to [ ] (Multi Metering)).
  • Page 117: Automatically Locking The Focus On A Moving Subject

    Adjusting the focus and brightness (exposure) Taking pictures with Auto Focus Automatically locking the focus on a moving subject (AF Tracking) Align the AF Tracking frame with the subject and press the shutter button halfway When the subject is recognized, the AF Tracking frame changes from white to yellow, and the subject is automatically kept in focus.
  • Page 118 Adjusting the focus and brightness (exposure) Taking pictures with Auto Focus , etc. (Custom Multi) You can set the preferred shape of an AF area by selecting 49 points in the AF area, based on the subject. Press [ ] button ( ) Select a Custom Multi icon ([ ], etc.), and press •...
  • Page 119 Adjusting the focus and brightness (exposure) Taking pictures with Auto Focus When selecting [ ] / [ ] / [ ] / [ to select AF area and press [MENU/SET] to set (repeat) • If you press [MENU/SET] again, the setting will be canceled. •...
  • Page 120: Determined Position For Focus

    Adjusting the focus and brightness (exposure) Taking pictures with Auto Focus Determined position for focus (1-area-focusing) / (Pinpoint-focusing) (1-area-focusing) Focuses on AF area in center of picture. (Recommended when focus is difficult to align.) • You can change the position and size of the AF area. (→121) Locking the focus If a subject you want to record is not in the center,...
  • Page 121: Changing The Position And Size Of The Af Area

    Adjusting the focus and brightness (exposure) Taking pictures with Auto Focus Changing the position and size of the AF area ■ When selecting [ ] / [ You can change the position and size of the AF area. Select [ ] or [ ] and press •...
  • Page 122 Adjusting the focus and brightness (exposure) Taking pictures with Auto Focus ■ When selecting [ You can enlarge the screen to perform more precise settings of the focus position. • You cannot set the focus position at the edges of the screen. Select [ ] and press to set the focus position and press [MENU/SET]...
  • Page 123 Adjusting the focus and brightness (exposure) Taking pictures with Auto Focus Enabling/disabling use of cursor button to move the AF area → [Custom] → [Direct Focus Area] → [ON] / [OFF] When [ ], [ ], or [ ] is selected, you can move the AF area and when [ ] is selected, you can move the enlarged position.
  • Page 124: Setting Your Preferred Focusing Method

    Adjusting the focus and brightness (exposure) Taking pictures with Auto Focus Setting your preferred focusing method You can use the [Custom] menu to set the focusing method in detail. Enabling/disabling focus adjustment when the shutter button is pressed halfway → [Custom] →...
  • Page 125 Adjusting the focus and brightness (exposure) Taking pictures with Auto Focus Turning on/off the AF Assist Lamp → [Custom] → [AF Assist Lamp] → [ON] / [OFF] Illuminates the AF Assist Lamp when the shutter button is pressed halfway when it is too dark to facilitate focusing.
  • Page 126: (Macro Recording)

    Adjusting the focus and brightness (exposure) Taking close-up pictures (Macro recording) Recording mode: 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 3 cm (0.098 feet) for max.
  • Page 127 Adjusting the focus and brightness (exposure) Taking close-up pictures (Macro recording) ● In [Intelligent Auto] Mode, the shortest recording distance will be the same as that for [ regardless of the focus selector switch setting. ● It may take some time until distant subjects come into focus. ●...
  • Page 128: Taking Pictures With Manual Focus

    Adjusting the focus and brightness (exposure) Taking pictures with Manual Focus Recording mode: 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. Switch the focus selector Focus manually on a subject.
  • Page 129 Adjusting the focus and brightness (exposure) Taking pictures with Manual Focus Enabling/disabling MF Guide display → [Custom] → [MF Guide] → [ON] / [OFF] Quickly adjusting the focus using Auto Focus → [Custom] → [AF/AE Lock] → [AF-ON] If you press the [AF/AE LOCK] button in Manual Focus, Auto Focus is activated. ●...
  • Page 130 Adjusting the focus and brightness (exposure) Taking pictures with Manual Focus Enabling/disabling [Peaking] to add color to the portions of the image that are in focus → [Custom] → [Peaking] ● [Peaking] functions during Manual Focus or when you are adjusting focus manually using [AF+MF].
  • Page 131: Mf Assist

    Adjusting the focus and brightness (exposure) Taking pictures with Manual Focus MF Assist ■ Displaying the MF Assist • Turn the control ring to display MF Assist. • You can also display MF Assist by pressing to display the setting screen, pressing the cursor button to set the position to be enlarged, and then pressing [MENU/SET].
  • Page 132 Adjusting the focus and brightness (exposure) Taking pictures with Manual Focus Changing the MF Assist display → [Custom] → [MF Assist Display] [FULL]: Enlarges the assist screen using the entire screen. [PIP]: Enlarges the assist screen on part of the screen. •...
  • Page 133: Taking Pictures By Locking The Focus And/Or Exposure [Af/Ae Lock]

    Adjusting the focus and brightness (exposure) Taking pictures by locking the focus and/or exposure [AF/AE Lock] Recording mode: 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 134 Adjusting the focus and brightness (exposure) Taking pictures by locking the focus and/or exposure [AF/AE Lock] ● AF Lock only is effective in the following case: • [Manual Exposure] Mode ● During Manual Focus, only AE Lock can be used. ●...
  • Page 135: Taking Pictures With Exposure Compensation

    Adjusting the focus and brightness (exposure) Taking pictures with Exposure Compensation Recording mode: Corrects the exposure when there is a backlight or when the subject is too dark or too bright. Turn the exposure compensation dial to select the compensation value Under-exposed Optimum exposure Over-exposed...
  • Page 136: Setting The Iso Sensitivity

    Adjusting the focus and brightness (exposure) Setting the ISO Sensitivity Recording mode: Set ISO Sensitivity (sensitivity to lighting) manually. We recommend higher settings to take clear pictures in darker locations. Press [ISO] button ( Turn the control dial to select ISO Sensitivity and press [MENU/SET] ISO Sensitivity is automatically set in a range up to 3200 depending...
  • Page 137: Setting The Upper Limit Of Iso Sensitivity

    Adjusting the focus and brightness (exposure) Setting the ISO Sensitivity ● When [High Dynamic] is selected for the picture effect (Filter), [Sensitivity] is fixed to [AUTO]. ● When a picture effect (Filter) other than [High Dynamic] is selected or when [Multi Exp.] is set, ISO Sensitivity can be set in a range up to [3200].
  • Page 138: Setting The Incremental Value Of Iso Sensitivity

    Adjusting the focus and brightness (exposure) Setting the ISO Sensitivity Setting the incremental value of ISO Sensitivity Recording mode: You can change the setting to increase ISO Sensitivity by 1 EV or 1/3 EV. → [Rec] → [ISO Increments] [L.100] / [L.125] / [L.160] / [200] / [250] / [320] / [400] / [500] / [640] / [800] / [1000] /...
  • Page 139: Setting The Metering Mode

    Adjusting the focus and brightness (exposure) Setting the metering mode Recording mode: You can change the metering method used for measuring brightness. → [Rec] → [Metering Mode] [Metering Mode] Brightness measurement position Conditions Normal usage Whole screen (produces balanced pictures) (Multiple) Center and surrounding area Subject in center...
  • Page 140: Shutter And Drive Settings

    Shutter and Drive Settings Setting the Shutter Type Recording mode: You can take pictures using two types of shutter modes: the mechanical shutter and electronic shutter. Mechanical shutter Electronic shutter Starts the exposure electronically Starts and ends the exposure Description and ends the exposure using the electronically.
  • Page 141: Selecting A Drive Mode

    Shutter and Drive Settings Selecting a Drive Mode Recording mode: You can switch the operation to be performed when you press the shutter button. Press [ ] button ( Press to select the drive mode and Drive Mode press [MENU/SET] [Single] When the shutter button is pressed, only one picture is recorded.
  • Page 142: Burst Function

    Shutter and Drive Settings Burst function Recording mode: The pictures are recorded in succession while the shutter button is pressed. • Pictures that are taken while the [Burst Rate] is set to [SH] are recorded together as a single burst group (→201). Press [ ] button ( Press...
  • Page 143 Shutter and Drive Settings Burst function Focus on the subject and take a picture • Hold down the shutter button fully to activate the Burst Mode. ■ To cancel burst In step , select [ ] ([Single]) or [ Focusing in burst mode Focusing varies depending on the focus mode (→114) and the setting of [Focus/Release...
  • Page 144 Shutter and Drive Settings Burst function ● When the burst speed is set to [H] and if many burst pictures are taken, the burst speed may be reduced while burst pictures are being taken. ● When the burst speed is set to [SH] or [H] (the focus mode is set to [AFS] or [MF]), and the exposure and White Balance are fixed to those of the first picture.
  • Page 145: Recording While Exposure Is Changed Automatically [Auto Bracket]

    Shutter and Drive Settings Recording while exposure is changed automatically [Auto Bracket] Recording mode: Each time the shutter button is pressed, recordings are made of up to 7 pictures with different exposure settings based on the Exposure Compensation range. Example of Auto Bracket recording when [Step] is set to [3·1/3] and [Sequence] is set to [0/–/+] 1st picture 2nd picture...
  • Page 146 Shutter and Drive Settings Recording while exposure is changed automatically [Auto Bracket] ■ Changing the Single/Burst setting, compensation range, and recording sequence of Auto Bracket Set the menu → [Rec] → [Auto Bracket] Press to select [Single/Burst Settings], [Step] or [Sequence] and press [MENU/SET] Press to select the setting and press [MENU/SET]...
  • Page 147: Automatically Changing The Aspect Ratio While Taking Pictures [Aspect Bracket]

    Shutter and Drive Settings Automatically changing the aspect ratio while taking pictures [Aspect Bracket] Recording mode: When you press the shutter button once, the camera automatically takes four pictures with four types of aspect ratios (4:3, 3:2, 16:9, and 1:1). (The shutter sounds only once.) Press [ ] button ( Press...
  • Page 148: Taking Pictures With Self-Timer

    Shutter and Drive Settings Taking pictures with self-timer Recording mode: We recommend using a tripod. This is also effective for preventing jitter when pressing the shutter button, by setting the self-timer to 2 seconds. Press [ ] button ( Press to select the self-timer icon ], etc.) and press Press...
  • Page 149 Shutter and Drive Settings Taking pictures with self-timer ● If you take a picture with a flash when [ ] is set, the flash output may not be stable in some cases. Not available in the following cases: ● It cannot be set to [ ] in the following cases: •...
  • Page 150: Recording Panorama Pictures

    Shutter and Drive Settings Recording panorama pictures Recording 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. Press [ ] button ( Press to select the panorama icon ([...
  • Page 151 Shutter and Drive Settings Recording panorama pictures Press the shutter button fully and pan the camera in a small circular motion to the recording direction to start recording Taking pictures from left to right 2 sec. 3 sec. 1 sec. Recording direction and progress status (approximate) 4 sec.
  • Page 152: Playback [Auto Review]

    Shutter and Drive Settings Recording panorama pictures ■ About panorama picture playback Panorama pictures can be enlarged by operating the zoom lever the same way as with other still pictures. If you play back panorama pictures in the same way as playing back a motion picture, the panorama pictures are scrolled automatically.
  • Page 153: Functions For Specific Subjects And Purposes

    Functions for specific subjects and purposes Taking pictures automatically at set intervals [Time Lapse Shot] Recording mode: You can preset data such as recording start time and time lapse to take still pictures automatically. This setting is convenient for taking pictures at constant intervals for landscape scenes, observation of the gradual changes in animals/plants, and other applications.
  • Page 154 Functions for specific subjects and purposes Taking pictures automatically at set intervals [Time Lapse Shot] Press the shutter button fully • The recording starts automatically. • During recording standby, the camera turns off automatically when no operation is performed for a preset interval. The [Time Lapse Shot] recording will continue even if the camera is turned off, and the camera is automatically turned on at the recording start time.
  • Page 155 Functions for specific subjects and purposes Taking pictures automatically at set intervals [Time Lapse Shot] ● This function is not intended for application-specific systems (monitoring cameras). ● If you leave the camera unattended during [Time Lapse Shot] recording, make sure that the camera is not stolen.
  • Page 156: Creating Stop Motion Animation [Stop Motion Animation]

    Functions for specific subjects and purposes Creating stop motion animation [Stop Motion Animation] Recording mode: You can stitch still pictures to create stop motion animation. • Complete the date and time settings in advance. (→29) • Still pictures that were captured using frame-by-frame recording are grouped into a single group picture.
  • Page 157 Functions for specific subjects and purposes Creating stop motion animation [Stop Motion Animation] Press to select [Start] and press [MENU/SET] Press to select [New] and press [MENU/SET] Press the shutter button fully • Up to 9,999 frames can be recorded. Move the subject to decide on the composition •...
  • Page 158 Functions for specific subjects and purposes Creating stop motion animation [Stop Motion Animation] Press to select [OK] and press [MENU/SET] • A confirmation screen is displayed. If you select [Yes], the operation is executed. • You can also create a stop motion animation using [Stop Motion Video] in the [Playback] menu.
  • Page 159: Performing Multiple Exposures For A Single Picture [Multi Exp.]

    Functions for specific subjects and purposes Performing multiple exposures for a single picture [Multi Exp.] Recording mode: You can create an effect similar to the operation of up to four times of exposure on a single picture. Set the menu →...
  • Page 160 Functions for specific subjects and purposes Performing multiple exposures for a single picture [Multi Exp.] ■ About the automatic gain compensation setting Select [Auto Gain] on the screen in step (→159). • [ON]: Combines several pictures into one by automatically adjusting the brightness in accordance with the number of pictures taken.
  • Page 161: Disabling The Beeps And Flash At The Same Time [Silent Mode]

    Functions for specific subjects and purposes Disabling the beeps and flash at the same time [Silent Mode] Recording mode: This mode is useful when you are taking pictures in a quiet environment or public facilities or when you take pictures of a subject such as a baby or animal. Set the menu →...
  • Page 162: Recording With The Face Recognition Function [Face Recog.]

    Functions for specific subjects and purposes Recording with the Face Recognition function [Face Recog.] Recording mode: The Face Recognition function recognizes a face similar to a registered face and automatically adjusts focus and exposure for the face with higher priority. Even if a person you want to focus on is standing at the back or corner in a group photo, the camera will automatically recognize the person and record this person’s face clearly.
  • Page 163: Registering Face Pictures

    Functions for specific subjects and purposes Recording with the Face Recognition function [Face Recog.] Not available in the following cases: ● [Face Recog.] cannot be set in the following cases: • During panorama picture recording • When the picture effect (Filter) is set ([Miniature Effect]) •...
  • Page 164: Editing Or Deleting Information About Registered Persons

    Functions for specific subjects and purposes Recording with the Face Recognition function [Face Recog.] to select the item for editing and press [MENU/SET] [Name] to select [SET] and then press [MENU/SET] Enter the name (See “Entering Text”: (→52)) [Age] Set the birthdate. to select [SET] and then press [MENU/SET] to select year, month and day, set with , and press...
  • Page 165: Setting The Profile For A Baby Or Pet To Record In A Picture

    Functions for specific subjects and purposes Setting the profile for a baby or pet to record in a picture Recording mode: You can set a name or birthday of a baby or pet before taking a picture to record the name or age in months/years in the picture.
  • Page 166: Displaying The Appropriate Screen For Specific Recording Conditions

    Functions for specific subjects and purposes Displaying the appropriate screen for specific recording conditions Checking the area where overexposure may occur ([Zebra Pattern]) Recording mode: You can check the area in a picture that is brighter than a certain brightness, which could result in overexposure, by displaying such an area using a zebra pattern.
  • Page 167: Monochrome Live View]

    Functions for specific subjects and purposes Displaying the appropriate screen for specific recording conditions ● If there is overexposure, we recommend taking pictures using a lower exposure value (→135), using the histogram (→64) as a guideline. ● The displayed zebra pattern is not recorded. ●...
  • Page 168: Stabilizer, Zoom And Flash

    Stabilizer, Zoom and Flash Correcting jitter Recording mode: Automatically detects and prevents jitter. Set the menu → [Rec] → [Stabilizer] to select the item and press [MENU/SET] Corrects vertical and horizontal jitter. (Normal) Corrects vertical jitter. This setting is ideal for panning (technique of recording a subject by matching the camera movement with the movement (Panning) of a subject going in a specific direction).
  • Page 169 Stabilizer, Zoom and Flash Correcting jitter ● When you use a tripod, we recommend setting [Stabilizer] to [OFF]. ● To perform a panning by selecting [ ], we recommend taking pictures using the viewfinder. ● Cases where the stabilizer function may be ineffective: •...
  • Page 170: Using Zoom

    Stabilizer, Zoom and Flash Using Zoom Recording mode: You can adjust the area of a picture to be taken using zoom. Zoom lever Control ring Turn the control ring * Move the zoom lever You can perform zoom operation by assigning the [Zoom] setting to the control ring.
  • Page 171: Zoom Types And Use

    Stabilizer, Zoom and Flash Using Zoom Zoom types and use The zoom ratio changes when the picture size is changed. Optical Zoom You can zoom in without degrading the picture quality. Maximum magnification: 3.1x Not available in the following case: •...
  • Page 172 Stabilizer, Zoom and Flash Using Zoom To increase the zoom ratio further, the following zoom can be used in combination. [i.Zoom] Recording mode: You can use the camera’s Intelligent Resolution technology to increase the zoom ratio up to 2x higher than the original zoom ratio with limited deterioration of picture quality. →...
  • Page 173: Digital Zoom

    Stabilizer, Zoom and Flash Using Zoom [Digital Zoom] Recording mode: Zoom 4x further than Optical/Extended optical zoom. Note that, with Digital Zoom, enlarging will decrease picture quality. → [Rec] → [Digital Zoom] → [ON] / [OFF] → [Motion Picture] → [Digital Zoom] → [ON] / [OFF] ●...
  • Page 174: Step Zoom

    Stabilizer, Zoom and Flash Using Zoom [Step Zoom] Recording mode: You can set the zoom operation to allow easy visualization of the angle of view (picture angle) for the focal length of a regular fixed focal length lens (as with a 35 mm film camera).
  • Page 175 Stabilizer, Zoom and Flash Using Zoom Changing the zoom operation settings → [Custom] → [Zoom lever] → [Custom] → [Control Ring] The zoom operates in the normal way. Zoom Each time zoom is operated, the zoom stops at the position for Step Zoom one of the preset focal lengths.
  • Page 176: Taking Pictures Using The Flash (Supplied)

    Stabilizer, Zoom and Flash Taking pictures using the flash (supplied) Recording mode: When the flash (supplied) is attached, you can use all flash modes ([MANUAL] setting, etc.) available for this unit. (Note, however, that this flash cannot be used as a wireless flash unit.) This section describes how to take a picture using the flash (supplied).
  • Page 177 Stabilizer, Zoom and Flash Taking pictures using the flash (supplied) ■ Removing the flash Lock release Turn off the camera and the flash button Press and hold the lock release button and pull the flash in the direction indicated by the arrow to detach the flash •...
  • Page 178 Stabilizer, Zoom and Flash Taking pictures using the flash (supplied) How to use the flash effectively Taking a picture using the flash with the subject too close may cause overexposure. When you set [Highlight] in the [Custom] menu to [ON], the overexposed areas will flash black and white during [Auto Review] or playback.
  • Page 179: Changing The Firing Mode (Manual Flash)

    Stabilizer, Zoom and Flash Taking pictures using the flash (supplied) Changing the firing mode (Manual flash) Recording mode: You can select whether the flash output is set automatically or manually. Set the menu → [Rec] → [Flash] → [Firing Mode] to select the item and press [MENU/SET] [TTL] The camera automatically sets the flash output.
  • Page 180: Changing Flash Mode

    Stabilizer, Zoom and Flash Taking pictures using the flash (supplied) Changing Flash Mode Recording mode: Set the flash to match the recording. Set the menu → [Rec] → [Flash] → [Flash Mode] Press to select the item and press [MENU/SET] Always takes pictures using the flash.
  • Page 181 Stabilizer, Zoom and Flash Taking pictures using the flash (supplied) ■ Shutter speeds for each flash mode Flash Mode Shutter speed (seconds) Flash Mode Shutter speed (seconds) 1 - 1/16000 1/60 - 1/4000 - 1/16000 The shutter speed is set to 60 seconds in [Shutter-Priority] Mode and to T (time) in [Manual Exposure] Mode.
  • Page 182: Setting The 2Nd Curtain Sync

    Stabilizer, Zoom and Flash Taking pictures using the flash (supplied) Setting the 2nd curtain sync Recording mode: 2nd curtain sync is a recording method in which the flash fires just before the shutter closes when you take a picture of a moving subject (such as a car) using the flash with a slow shutter speed.
  • Page 183: Adjusting The Flash Output

    Stabilizer, Zoom and Flash Taking pictures using the flash (supplied) Adjusting the flash output Recording mode: Adjust the flash output if a picture taken using the flash is too bright or too dark. Set the menu → [Rec] → [Flash] → [Flash Adjust.] Press to set the flash output and press [MENU/SET] Settings: -3 EV to +3 EV (unit: 1/3 EV)
  • Page 184: Performing Wireless Flash Settings

    Stabilizer, Zoom and Flash Taking pictures using the flash (supplied) Performing wireless flash settings Recording mode: When you use the flashes (optional: DMW-FL360L, DMW-FL580L) with the wireless flash recording function, you can separately control the firing of the flashes in three groups and of the flash attached to the hot shoe of the camera.
  • Page 185 Stabilizer, Zoom and Flash Taking pictures using the flash (supplied) Set the menu → [Rec] → [Flash] → [Wireless] Press to select [ON] and press [MENU/SET] • When [Wireless] is set to [ON], [WL] will appear with the flash icon on the recording screen. •...
  • Page 186 Stabilizer, Zoom and Flash Taking pictures using the flash (supplied) ■ Setting the communication light emission to be used when wireless flash recording is performed → [Rec] → [Flash] → [Communication Light] Settings: [HIGH] / [STANDARD] / [LOW] SQW0021...
  • Page 187: Recording Motion Pictures

    Recording motion pictures Recording motion pictures You can record full high-definition quality images that comply with the AVCHD standard, as well as motion pictures recorded in MP4. You can also record a 4K motion picture in MP4. (→194) Audio is recorded in stereo. Setting the format, picture size and recording frame rate Recording mode: Set the menu...
  • Page 188 Recording motion pictures Recording motion pictures When [AVCHD] is selected Item Picture size Recording frame rate Sensor output Bit rate 1920×1080 60 fps Approx. 28 Mbps [FHD/28M/60p] [FHD/17M/60i] 1920×1080 60 fps Approx. 17 Mbps [FHD/24M/30p] 1920×1080 30 fps Approx. 24 Mbps [FHD/24M/24p] 1920×1080 24 fps...
  • Page 189: Adjusting The Focus While Recording Motion Pictures ([Continuous Af])

    Recording motion pictures Recording motion pictures ■ About the compatibility of the recorded motion pictures Motion pictures recorded in [AVCHD] or [MP4] may be played back with poor picture or sound quality or playback may not be possible even when played back with equipment compatible with these formats.
  • Page 190: Recording Motion Pictures

    Recording motion pictures Recording motion pictures Recording motion pictures Recording mode: You can record motion pictures by manually setting the aperture value and shutter speed. (→80) The camera automatically sets the aperture value and shutter speed and identifies the optimal scene to record motion pictures in [Intelligent Auto] Mode. (→76) Press the motion picture button to start recording •...
  • Page 191 Recording motion pictures Recording motion pictures About the aperture value and shutter speed to be used for recording motion pictures ● 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 192: Motion Picture Button

    Recording motion pictures Recording motion pictures Enabling/disabling the motion picture button → [Custom] → [Video Button] → [ON] / [OFF] ● This function prevents incorrect operation of the button. Switching the angle of view setting used for recording still pictures and motion pictures →...
  • Page 193 Recording motion pictures Recording motion pictures ● If the surrounding temperature is high, or a motion picture is recorded continuously, [ ] is displayed and recording may be stopped halfway through to protect the camera. ● If Extended optical zoom is used before pressing the motion picture button, these settings will be cleared, and the recordable area will be changed significantly.
  • Page 194: Recording 4K Motion Pictures

    Recording motion pictures Recording motion pictures Recording 4K motion pictures Recording mode: You can record high-resolution 4K motion pictures by setting [Rec Quality] to [4K]. • To record 4K motion pictures, use a UHS Speed Class 3 card. (→25) • When you record 4K motion pictures, the angle of view will be narrower than motion pictures of other sizes.
  • Page 195: Creating A High-Resolution Still Picture From A 4K Motion Picture [4K Photo]

    Recording motion pictures Recording motion pictures Creating a high-resolution still picture from a 4K motion picture [4K PHOTO] You can create a still picture with approximately 8 megapixel resolution from a 4K motion picture recorded by setting [4K PHOTO]. You can create a still picture that captures a moment, similar to high-speed burst recording.
  • Page 196 Recording motion pictures Recording motion pictures Turn the aperture ring and shutter speed dial to set the recording mode • We recommend setting [Shutter-Priority] Mode and setting the shutter speed to 1/1000 seconds or higher to minimize subject blur. To record a subject that is moving quickly, set the shutter speed to 1/2000 seconds or higher.
  • Page 197: Picture Playback

    Recording motion pictures Recording motion pictures Creating still pictures from a motion picture Display the picture that you want to capture as a still picture by pressing to pause a motion picture being played back on the camera • You can press to perform single-frame forward/rewind operations.
  • Page 198: Taking Still Pictures While A Motion Picture Is Being Recorded

    Recording motion pictures Taking still pictures while a motion picture is being recorded Recording mode: Still pictures can be recorded even while a motion picture is being recorded. (Simultaneous recording) Press the shutter button fully during the motion picture recording •...
  • Page 199: Using The [Motion Picture] Menu

    Recording motion pictures Using the [Motion Picture] menu For the setting procedures for the [Motion Picture] menu, refer to (→31). • The [Photo Style], [AFS/AFF/AFC], [Metering Mode], [Highlight Shadow], [i.Dynamic], [i.Resolution], [i.Zoom], and [Digital Zoom] menu items are common for both [Rec] and [Motion Picture] menus.
  • Page 200: [Mic Level Disp.]

    Recording motion pictures Using the [Motion Picture] menu For the setting procedures for the [Motion Picture] menu, refer to (→31). [Mic Level Disp.] Recording mode: You can set whether or not to display the microphone level on the recording screen. Settings: [ON] / [OFF] Not available in the following case: ●...
  • Page 201: Playing Back And Editing Pictures

    Playing Back and Editing Pictures Viewing the group picture You can consecutively play back multiple pictures in a group or play back group pictures one by one. ]: Group pictures recorded consecutively by setting [Burst Rate] to [SH] (→142) ]: Group pictures recorded using [Time Lapse Shot] 15 pic.
  • Page 202 Playing Back and Editing Pictures Viewing the group picture Playing back group pictures one by one Select a picture with the submenu icon ([ ]), and press • The submenu screen will appear. Display In Group Display In Group to select [Display In Group] and press Upload(Wi-Fi) Upload(Wi-Fi) [MENU/SET]...
  • Page 203: Capturing Still Pictures From Motion Pictures

    Playing Back and Editing Pictures Capturing still pictures from motion pictures Save a scene from a motion picture as a still picture. • For the method of capturing a still picture from a 4K motion picture recorded by setting [4K PHOTO] to [ON], refer to (→195). Display the picture that you want to capture as a still picture by pressing pause a motion picture being played back...
  • Page 204: Using The [Playback] Menu

    Playing Back and Editing Pictures Using the [Playback] menu You can specify picture protection, resizing, print settings, and other settings for pictures you have taken. • For the setting procedures of the menu. (→31) ● In the following cases, new pictures are created after they have been edited. Before starting to edit, make sure that there is enough free space in the memory card.
  • Page 205 Playing Back and Editing Pictures Using the [Playback] menu ■ To change settings such as music or display time Select [Effect] or [Setup] and then press [MENU/SET]. [Effect] [AUTO] / [NATURAL] / [SLOW] / [SWING] / [URBAN] / [OFF] [Setup] [Duration] [1SEC] / [2SEC] / [3SEC] / [5SEC] [Repeat]...
  • Page 206: [Playback Mode]

    Playing Back and Editing Pictures Using the [Playback] menu [Playback Mode] Recorded pictures can be played back in a variety of ways. Set the menu → [Playback] → [Playback Mode] to select the item and press [MENU/SET] When selecting [Category Play] in step above to select the category and press [MENU/SET] •...
  • Page 207: [Location Logging]

    Preparation Send location information to this unit from your smartphone/tablet. (→237) • You must install “Panasonic Image App” on your smartphone/tablet. (→228) Set the menu →...
  • Page 208: [Raw Processing]

    Playing Back and Editing Pictures Using the [Playback] menu [RAW Processing] You can use the camera to develop still pictures that were recorded in RAW format. The created still pictures are saved in JPEG format. You can develop the pictures while confirming the effects on the screen.
  • Page 209 Playing Back and Editing Pictures Using the [Playback] menu Press [MENU/SET] to set • The setting methods vary depending on the item. For details, refer to “Setting each item”. Press [MENU/SET] • The screen in step reappears. To set another item, repeat steps Press to select [Begin Processing] and press [MENU/SET] •...
  • Page 210 Playing Back and Editing Pictures Using the [Playback] menu When [Setup] is selected When you select an item, the screen for selecting [Reinstate Adjustments], [Color Space], or [Picture Size] is displayed. to select the item and press [MENU/SET] • When [Reinstate Adjustments] is selected, confirmation screen is displayed. When you select [Yes], the item selection screen reappears.
  • Page 211: [Title Edit]

    Playing Back and Editing Pictures Using the [Playback] menu [Title Edit] You can enter characters (comments) on a recorded picture. Set the menu → [Playback] → [Title Edit] → [Single] or [Multi] Select a still picture Title Title Edit Edit [Single] to select a still picture and press [MENU/SET] [Multi] (up to 100 pictures)
  • Page 212: [Text Stamp]

    Playing Back and Editing Pictures Using the [Playback] menu [Text Stamp] You can stamp the recording date and time, names, travel destination, travel dates, etc. on the recorded still pictures. Set the menu → [Playback] → [Text Stamp] → [Single] or [Multi] Select a still picture Text Text...
  • Page 213 Playing Back and Editing Pictures 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 [Profile Setup] [Location] Stamp location registered in [Setup] menu’s [Travel Date] [Travel Date]...
  • Page 214: [Video Divide]

    Playing Back and Editing Pictures Using the [Playback] menu [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 traveling.
  • Page 215: [Time Lapse Video]

    Playing Back and Editing Pictures Using the [Playback] menu [Time Lapse Video] You can create a motion picture from the pictures in a group that was recorded using [Time Lapse Shot]. The motion picture you created is saved in the MP4 recording format. Set the menu →...
  • Page 216: [Resize]

    Playing Back and Editing Pictures Using the [Playback] menu [Resize] Picture size can be reduced to facilitate e-mail attachment and use in web pages, etc. Set the menu → [Playback] → [Resize] → [Single] or [Multi] Select a still picture and size [Single] to select a still picture and press [MENU/SET] to select size and press [MENU/SET]...
  • Page 217: [Cropping]

    Playing Back and Editing Pictures Using the [Playback] menu [Cropping] Enlarge your still pictures and crop unwanted areas. Set the menu → [Playback] → [Cropping] to select a still picture and press [MENU/SET] Select area to crop and press [MENU/SET] •...
  • Page 218: [Rotate] / [Rotate Disp.]

    Playing Back and Editing Pictures Using the [Playback] menu [Rotate] / [Rotate Disp.] You can automatically display a still picture recorded in portrait orientation by taking the picture with the camera held vertically, or manually rotate the picture in 90-degree units. [Rotate] Rotating a picture manually •...
  • Page 219: [Favorite]

    Playing Back and Editing Pictures Using the [Playback] menu [Favorite] By labeling your favorite pictures with a star [ ], you can play back your favorite pictures only, or you can delete all pictures except your favorites. Set the menu →...
  • Page 220: [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.) For more information visit: http://panasonic.jp/dc/dpof_110/white_e.htm Set the menu → [Playback] → [Print Set] → [Single] or [Multi]...
  • Page 221: [Protect]

    Playing Back and Editing Pictures Using the [Playback] menu [Protect] Set protection to disable picture deletion. Prevents deletion of important pictures. Set the menu → [Playback] → [Protect] → [Single] or [Multi] Select picture [Single] to select picture and press [MENU/SET] •...
  • Page 222: [Face Rec Edit]

    Playing Back and Editing Pictures Using the [Playback] menu [Face Rec Edit] Edit or delete the recognition information for pictures with mistaken Face Recognition. Set the menu → [Playback] → [Face Rec Edit] → [REPLACE] or [DELETE] to select picture and press [MENU/SET] to select a person and press [MENU/SET] •...
  • Page 223: [Picture Sort]

    Playing Back and Editing Pictures Using the [Playback] menu [Picture Sort] You can set the display sequence used for playing back pictures on this unit. Set the menu → [Playback] → [Picture Sort] to select the item and press [MENU/SET] Displays pictures in the folder name or file name sequence.
  • Page 224: Wi-Fi

    Use of the Wi-Fi function of this camera is presumed to be in countries where this camera is sold There is the risk that the camera violates the radio wave regulations if used in countries other than those where this camera is sold, and Panasonic takes no responsibility for any violations. ■...
  • Page 225 Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Function and NFC Function ® ■ About the Wi-Fi connection lamp Wi-Fi connection lamp Lit blue: When the Wi-Fi function is ON Blinking blue: When sending data [Wi-Fi] button ■ About the [Wi-Fi] button You can operate the [Wi-Fi]/[Fn2] button in two ways, using it either as the [Wi-Fi] button or as a function button [Fn2].
  • Page 226 Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Function and NFC Function ® • Pressing the [Wi-Fi] button during a Wi-Fi connection enables the following operation. [Terminate the Connection] Terminates the Wi-Fi connection. Terminates the Wi-Fi connection, and allows you to [Change the Destination] select a different Wi-Fi connection. [Change Settings for Sending For details (→271).
  • Page 227: What You Can Do With The Wi-Fi Function

    Wi-Fi What you can do with the Wi-Fi function Operating the camera by connecting it to a smartphone (→228) Taking pictures via a smartphone (remote recording) Playing back pictures in the camera on a smartphone/tablet Saving pictures in the camera to the smartphone/tablet Sending pictures in the camera to social networking services Writing the location information on pictures in the camera Connect easily, transfer pictures easily...
  • Page 228: Operating The Camera By Connecting It To A Smartphone

    The “Panasonic Image App” (hereafter “Image App”) must be installed on your smartphone. Installing the smartphone/tablet app “Panasonic Image App” The “Image App” is an application provided by Panasonic that allows your smartphone to perform the following operations of a Wi-Fi-compatible LUMIX. For Android™ apps...
  • Page 229: Connecting To A Smartphone

    Wi-Fi Operating the camera by connecting it to a smartphone Connecting to a smartphone You can easily establish a Wi-Fi connection on the camera by pressing and holding the [Wi-Fi] button or using the NFC function. Preparation Install “Image App” in advance. (→228) Press and hold the [Wi-Fi] button Wi-Fi connection lamp...
  • Page 230 Wi-Fi Operating the camera by connecting it to a smartphone ■ Using an iOS device • When reading a QR Code to connect (Steps are not necessary when reconnecting.) Start “Image App” (→228) Select [QR Code] → [OK] Read the QR Code displayed on this unit with “Image App” (When you press [MENU/SET] on the camera, the QR code is displayed in an enlarged size.) Install the IMAGE APP profile...
  • Page 231 Wi-Fi Operating the camera by connecting it to a smartphone • When connecting with SSID and password Select [Wi-Fi] * under [Settings] * on the smartphone Turn on [Wi-Fi] * and select the SSID displayed on this unit Enter the password displayed on this unit (First time connecting only) Return to the home screen and start “Image App”...
  • Page 232: Changing The Connection Method

    Wi-Fi Operating the camera by connecting it to a smartphone Changing the connection method To change the connection method, press the [DISP.] button and select the connection method. ■ When connecting with [Via Network] (On the camera) Select [Via Network] and press [MENU/SET] •...
  • Page 233: Connecting To A Smartphone Using Nfc Function

    Wi-Fi Operating the camera by connecting it to a smartphone Connecting to a smartphone using NFC function Using the NFC (Near Field Communication) function, the camera and a smartphone can easily exchange the information needed to establish a Wi-Fi connection. Compatible models: This function can be used with NFC compatible devices with Android (2.3.3 or above).
  • Page 234: Taking Pictures Via A Smartphone

    Wi-Fi Operating the camera by connecting it to a smartphone ● You can register up to 20 smartphones. If the number of registered smartphones exceeds 20, registrations will be deleted starting from the smartphone touched first. ● If you perform [Reset Wi-Fi Settings], smartphone registration will be deleted. ●...
  • Page 235: Playing Back Pictures In The Camera On A Smartphone

    Wi-Fi Operating the camera by connecting it to a smartphone Playing back pictures in the camera on a smartphone Connect to a smartphone (→229) Select [ ] from “Image App” Switch the • The images captured by the camera are displayed on the smartphone. location of the •...
  • Page 236: Easily Transferring Pictures In The Camera

    Wi-Fi Operating the camera by connecting it to a smartphone Easily transferring pictures in the camera You can establish a Wi-Fi connection using the NFC function and easily transfer over Wi-Fi the picture on display simply by holding the smartphone close to the camera. Pictures can be transferred as soon as they are recorded, so you can easily transfer them to your friends’...
  • Page 237: Sending Pictures In The Camera To Social Networking Services

    Wi-Fi Operating the camera by connecting it to a smartphone Sending pictures in the camera to social networking services Connect to a smartphone (→229) Select [ ] from “Image App” Switch the Press and hold the picture and location of the drag it to send it to the social pictures to be displayed...
  • Page 238 Wi-Fi Operating the camera by connecting it to a smartphone ■ Starts location information recording Operate the smartphone Select [ Select [Geotagging] Select [ ■ Ends location information recording Operate the smartphone Select [ Select [Geotagging] Select [ ■ Sends and writes the location information Connect to a smartphone (→229) Operate the smartphone...
  • Page 239: Operating The Camera To Send Pictures To A Smartphone

    Wi-Fi Operating the camera by connecting it to a smartphone Operating the camera to send pictures to a smartphone ■ Sending method, and pictures that can be sent JPEG AVCHD [Send Images While Recording] (→240) ○ – – – [Send Images Stored in the Camera] ○...
  • Page 240: Send Images While Recording

    Wi-Fi Operating the camera by connecting it to a smartphone [Send Images While Recording] Set the menu → [New Connection] → [Send Images While Recording] → [Smartphone] Select [Via Network] or [Direct] and press [MENU/SET] ■ When connecting with [Via Network] (On the camera) Connect the camera to a wireless access point (→264)
  • Page 241: Send Images Stored In The Camera

    Wi-Fi Operating the camera by connecting it to a smartphone [Send Images Stored in the Camera] Set the menu → [New Connection] → [Send Images Stored in the Camera] → [Smartphone] Select [Via Network] or [Direct] and press [MENU/SET] ■ When connecting with [Via Network] (On the camera) Connect the camera to a wireless access point...
  • Page 242: Displaying Still Pictures On A Tv

    Wi-Fi Displaying still pictures on a TV You can display still pictures on a TV that is compatible with a DLNA certified digital media renderer (DMR) function. Preparation Set the TV to DLNA waiting Mode. • Read the operating instructions for your TV. Set the menu →...
  • Page 243: Wireless Printing

    Wi-Fi Wireless printing You can print out recorded still pictures wirelessly from a PictBridge (wireless LAN-compatible) * printer. Compliant with the DPS over IP standards. Contact the printer manufacturers for details on PictBridge (wireless LAN-compatible) printers. ■ Sending method, and pictures that can be sent JPEG AVCHD [Send Images Stored in the Camera]...
  • Page 244: Sending Pictures To Av Device

    Wi-Fi Sending pictures to AV device Still pictures and motion pictures can be sent to AV devices in the home (home AV devices), such as DLNA compatible recorders. Home AV device Wireless access point ■ Sending method, and pictures that can be sent JPEG AVCHD [Send Images While Recording]...
  • Page 245 Wi-Fi Sending pictures to AV device [Send Images While Recording] Set the menu → [New Connection] → [Send Images While Recording] → [AV device] Select [Via Network] or [Direct] to connect (→263) Select the device you wish to connect to •...
  • Page 246 Wi-Fi Sending pictures to AV device [Send Images Stored in the Camera] Set the menu → [New Connection] → [Send Images Stored in the Camera] → [AV device] Select [Via Network] or [Direct] to connect (→263) Select the device you wish to connect to •...
  • Page 247: Sending Pictures To A Pc

    Wi-Fi Sending pictures to a PC Still pictures and motion pictures recorded by the camera can be sent to a PC. ■ Sending method, and pictures that can be sent JPEG AVCHD [Send Images While Recording] (→249) ○ ○ – –...
  • Page 248: To Create A Folder That Receives Images

    Wi-Fi Sending pictures to a PC 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.
  • Page 249 Wi-Fi Sending pictures to a PC [Send Images While Recording] Set the menu → [New Connection] → [Send Images While Recording] → [PC] Select [Via Network] or [Direct] to connect (→263) Select the PC you want to connect to • If the PC you want to connect to is not displayed, select [Manual Input], then enter the computer name (for Mac, enter the NetBIOS name).
  • Page 250 Wi-Fi Sending pictures to a PC [Send Images Stored in the Camera] Set the menu → [New Connection] → [Send Images Stored in the Camera] → [PC] Select [Via Network] or [Direct] to connect (→263) Select the PC you want to connect to •...
  • Page 251: Using Web Services

    Wi-Fi Using WEB services Through “LUMIX CLUB”, you can send still pictures and motion pictures to social networking services, etc. By selecting the setting to automatically transfer still pictures and motion pictures to [Cloud Sync. Service], you can receive the transferred still pictures and motion pictures on a PC or a smartphone.
  • Page 252 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 253 Wi-Fi Using WEB services [Send Images While Recording] Set the menu → [New Connection] → [Send Images While Recording] → [Web service] Select [Via Network] and connect (→264) Select a WEB service you want to connect • When the connection is established, the confirmation screen for the transmission setting is displayed.
  • Page 254 Wi-Fi Using WEB services ■ Quickly sending pictures in the camera to WEB services Once you send a picture, you can send pictures to the WEB service as quickly and easily as using a smartphone, only when the environment for connecting to a wireless access point is available.
  • Page 255: When Sending Images To [Cloud Sync. Service]

    Wi-Fi Using WEB services When sending images to [Cloud Sync. Service] ■ Sending method, and pictures that can be sent JPEG AVCHD [Send Images While Recording] (→256) ○ – – – [Send Images Stored in the Camera] ○ – ○ –...
  • Page 256 Wi-Fi Using WEB services [Send Images While Recording] Set the menu → [New Connection] → [Send Images While Recording] → [Cloud Sync. Service] Check the message and press [MENU/SET] Select [Via Network] and connect (→264) Check the send setting • When the connection is established, the confirmation screen for the transmission setting is displayed.
  • Page 257 Wi-Fi Using WEB services [Send Images Stored in the Camera] Set the menu → [New Connection] → [Send Images Stored in the Camera] → [Cloud Sync. Service] Check the message and press [MENU/SET] Select [Via Network] and connect (→264) Check the send setting •...
  • Page 258: Using "Lumix Club

    • You can set the same “LUMIX CLUB” login ID for this unit and a smartphone. (→261) 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 problems, and service contents may be changed or added to, without prior notice to the users.
  • Page 259 Wi-Fi Using “LUMIX CLUB” Acquiring a new login ID ([New account]) Set the menu → [Setup] → [Wi-Fi] → [Wi-Fi Setup] → [LUMIX CLUB] Select [Set/Add Account] Select [New account] • Connect to the network. Proceed to the next page by pressing [MENU/SET]. •...
  • Page 260 Wi-Fi Using “LUMIX CLUB” Using a previously acquired login ID/confirming and changing login ID and password ([Set Login ID]) Preparation To use a previously acquired login ID, confirm your ID and password. To change the “LUMIX CLUB” password on the camera, access the “LUMIX CLUB” website from your smartphone or PC and change the “LUMIX CLUB”...
  • Page 261 Wi-Fi Using “LUMIX CLUB” To set the same login ID for the camera and the smartphone • Setting the same login ID on this unit and your smartphone is convenient for sending images on this unit to other devices or WEB services. ■...
  • Page 262 Wi-Fi Using “LUMIX CLUB” 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. Set the menu →...
  • Page 263: About Connections

    Wi-Fi About connections After selecting the Wi-Fi function and sending destination, select the connection method. If you are out and unable to use your wireless access point, or temporarily connecting to equipment you do not ordinarily use, or in a similar situation, it is convenient to make a direct connection.
  • Page 264: [Via Network]

    Wi-Fi About connections [Via Network] Connecting via a wireless access point Select a connection method to the 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 265 Wi-Fi About connections If you are not sure about the WPS compatibility (connecting by [From List]) 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, network authentication type, encryption type, encryption key of the wireless access point you are using.
  • Page 266 Wi-Fi About connections ■ When connecting with [Manual Input] On the screen of step of “If you are not sure about the WPS compatibility (connecting by [From List])”, select [Manual Input] (→265) Enter the SSID of the wireless access point you are connecting to, then select [Set] •...
  • Page 267: Connecting Directly

    Wi-Fi About connections [Direct] Connecting directly You can select the connection method to your equipment. Select a connection method with which your equipment is compatible. Connection method Description Set the device to Wi-Fi Direct™ mode Select [Wi-Fi Direct] [Wi-Fi Direct] Select the device to connect to •...
  • Page 268: Connecting Quickly With The Same Settings As Used Previously ([Select A Destination From History] / [Select A Destination From Favorite])

    Wi-Fi About connections Connecting quickly with the same settings as used previously ([Select a destination from History] / [Select a destination from Favorite]) The camera keeps a History of times you used the Wi-Fi function. You can register items in the History to Favorite. You can easily connect with the same settings as used previously by connecting from History or Favorite.
  • Page 269 Wi-Fi About connections Editing items registered in Favorite Press [Wi-Fi] button Select [Select a destination from Favorite] Select the Favorite item you wish to edit and press Select item Item Description [Remove from Favorite] — [Change the Order in Favorite] Select the destination •...
  • Page 270: Settings For Sending Pictures

    Wi-Fi About connections Settings for sending pictures When sending pictures, first select [New Connection], then select the method of sending pictures. After you have completed connecting, you can also change the sending settings, such as the size of pictures to be sent. [Send Images While Recording] A picture can be automatically sent to a specified device every time you take it.
  • Page 271: Changing The Settings For Sending Images

    Wi-Fi About connections Changing the settings for sending images After you have completed connecting, you can change the sending settings, such as the size of pictures to be sent, by pressing the [DISP.] button. Item Description Resize the image to send. [Original] / [Auto] / [Change] •...
  • Page 272: [Wi-Fi Setup]

    Wi-Fi [Wi-Fi Setup] Configure the settings required for the Wi-Fi function. [Wi-Fi Setup] cannot be changed when connected to Wi-Fi. Set the menu → [Setup] → [Wi-Fi] → [Wi-Fi Setup] → Desired setting Item Description [LUMIX CLUB] • For details (→258). Acquires or changes the “LUMIX CLUB”...
  • Page 273 Wi-Fi [Wi-Fi Setup] Item Description [Wi-Fi Password] Setting a password will automatically display the password input To prevent incorrect operation screen when the Wi-Fi function is used. or use of the Wi-Fi function [Setup]: by a third party and to protect Enter any 4-digit numbers as the password.
  • Page 274: Connecting With Other Devices

    • 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. For details, refer to (→278).
  • Page 275: Storing 4K Motion Pictures

    You cannot transfer or copy motion pictures recorded in [Rec Quality] with [4K] to a Blu-ray disc or DVD using a Panasonic recorder. (Current as of October 2014) You can use the supplied DVD software “PHOTOfunSTUDIO” to convert the file size of a motion picture to a smaller size or copy it to a DVD.
  • Page 276: Viewing On Tv Screen

    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 micro cable or AV cable (optional). Preparation Turn off both camera and TV. Connect camera to TV Check the plug direction and insert it straight in.
  • Page 277: Memory Card Slot

    ● Check the [TV Aspect]. (→47) ● Always use a genuine Panasonic AV cable (DMW-AVC1: optional). ● Pictures rotated to portrait may be blurred slightly. ● Change picture mode settings on TV if aspect ratios are not displayed correctly on widescreen or high-definition televisions.
  • Page 278: Viera Link (Hdmi) (Hdavi Control™)

    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] (→49).
  • Page 279 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 • This function automatically switches the television input to the camera screen whenever the camera is turned on while it is connected via the HDMI micro cable.
  • Page 280: Storing Recorded Still Pictures And Motion Pictures On Your Pc

    (Do not format the card. This will erase recorded pictures.) If the card is not recognized, 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 281: About Supplied Software

    Connecting with other devices Storing recorded still pictures and motion pictures on your PC About supplied software The supplied DVD contains the following software. Install the software on your computer before using. PHOTOfunSTUDIO 9.6 PE You can capture still pictures or motion pictures to your PC, or organize captured pictures by categorizing by recording date, model name of the digital camera used to record, etc.
  • Page 282 Connecting with other devices Storing recorded still pictures and motion pictures on your PC SILKYPIX Developer Studio 4.2 SE 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 283: Installing Supplied Software

    Connecting with other devices Storing recorded still pictures and motion pictures on your PC Installing supplied software The software compatible with your PC will be installed. Preparations • Check your PC’s specifications and operating environment for each software. • Before inserting the DVD (supplied), close all running applications. Insert the DVD with the supplied software •...
  • Page 284: Copying Still Pictures And Motion Pictures

    Also, do not insert into the wrong socket. Doing so may cause damage to this unit. • 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.
  • Page 285 Connecting with other devices Storing recorded still pictures and motion pictures on your PC ■ Copying to your computer without using “PHOTOfunSTUDIO” You can save pictures to use on your computer by dragging and dropping folders and files into separate folders on your computer. •...
  • Page 286: Storing Recorded Still Pictures And Motion Pictures In The Recorder

    Follow the correct method for your device. Copying by inserting the 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 287: Printing

    Also, do not insert into the wrong socket. Doing so may cause damage to this unit. • 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.
  • Page 288: Printing Multiple Pictures

    Connecting with other devices Printing Printing multiple pictures Multiple pictures are printed at one time. Press to select [Multi Print] in step (→287) to select the item and press [MENU/SET] • [Multi Select]: Scroll between pictures with , select pictures to print with the [MENU/SET].
  • Page 289: Printing With Date And Text

    Connecting with other devices Printing Printing with date and text Time and date can be set to be printed on the picture when taking the picture by activating the [Text Stamp] function in the [Playback] menu. (→212) ■ Printing date without [Text Stamp] Printing in store: Only recording date can be printed.
  • Page 290: Making Print Settings On The Camera

    Connecting with other devices Printing Making print settings on the camera Setting options include the number of printed pictures and their size. Make settings before selecting [Print start]. to select the item and press [MENU/SET] Item Settings [Print with Date] [ON] / [OFF] [Num.of prints] Set number of pictures (up to 999 pictures)
  • Page 291: Optional Accessories

    Others Optional accessories External Flash (optional) When you use the flashes (optional: DMW-FL220, DMW-FL360L, or DMW-FL580L), a wider effective flash range is provided than with the flash (supplied). Preparation Set the camera [ON/OFF] switch to [OFF]. Removing the hot shoe cover The hot shoe cover is already attached to the hot shoe at the time of purchase.
  • Page 292: Using The Ac Adaptor (Optional) And Dc Coupler (Optional) Instead Of The Battery

    By using the AC adaptor (optional) and DC coupler (optional), you can record and play back without worrying about the remaining battery charge. The optional DC coupler can only be used with the designated Panasonic AC adaptor. ● Always use a genuine Panasonic AC adaptor (optional).
  • Page 293: List Of Monitor/Viewfinder Displays

    Others List of monitor/viewfinder displays • The following images are examples of when the display screen is set to [ ] (monitor style) in the monitor. In recording Elapsed recording time XXmXXs (→190) Recording Mode (→59) Simultaneous recording indicator (→198) Motion picture recording mode Automatic switching between (→58)
  • Page 294 Others List of monitor/viewfinder displays Recording state (Flashes red.)/ Focus (Lights green.) (→56) [Quality] (→109) Focus (Under low illumination) AFS AFF AFC MF Focus Mode (→114) (→56) AF Mode (→115) Wi-Fi connection status [4K PHOTO] marker (→196) [Face Recog.] (→162) AF Lock (→133) [Time Lapse Shot]...
  • Page 295 Others List of monitor/viewfinder displays Destination settings / Travel elapsed days [Dial Guide] (→18) (→42) White Balance Bracket (→106) Name (→165) White Balance Fine Adjustment Age in years/months (→165) (→105) Current date/time World time (→41) White Balance (→103) AF area (→56, 121) Number of recordable pictures...
  • Page 296 Others List of monitor/viewfinder displays ■ On-monitor recording information Recording Mode (→59) Single (→141) Program Shift (→81) Burst (→142) Motion picture recording mode [Auto Bracket] (→145) (→58) [Aspect Bracket] (→147) Motion picture recording mode Self-timer (→148) when [4K PHOTO] is set to Panorama Direction (→150) [ON]...
  • Page 297 Others List of monitor/viewfinder displays In playback 15 pic. 15 pic. 1ST DAY 1ST DAY 11 months 30 days 11 months 30 days Playback Mode Acquiring information icon (→206) (→302) Protected picture (→221) 1ST DAY Travel elapsed days (→42) Number of prints (→220) Upload (Wi-Fi) icon (→254)
  • Page 298 Others List of monitor/viewfinder displays ■ Detailed information display AM10:00 DEC. 1.2014 100-0001 Recording information Recording date/time World time (→41) [i.Dynamic] (→111) [HDR] (→112) [i.Resolution] (→111) Aspect Ratio/[Picture Size] (→108) 4K motion picture recorded by [Quality] (→109) setting [4K PHOTO] to [ON] or [Rec Format]/[Rec Quality] a still picture captured from (→187)
  • Page 299: Message Displays

    Others Message displays The following explains the meaning of major messages displayed on the monitor or viewfinder, and how to respond to them. ■ Memory cards [Memory Card Error] [Format this card?] • The card format cannot be used with this camera. →...
  • Page 300 Others Message displays ■ Battery [This battery cannot be used] • Use a genuine Panasonic battery. • Battery cannot be recognized as terminal is dirty. → Wipe any dirt away from the battery terminal. ■ Wi-Fi function [Failed to connect wireless access point] / [Connection failed] / [No destination found] •...
  • Page 301 Others Message displays [Login failed. Please check Login ID and Password.] • Login ID or password for the “LUMIX CLUB” is not correct. Please enter it again. If you have forgotten the login ID or the password, there is information in the login screen of the “LUMIX CLUB” website.
  • Page 302 Others Message displays ■ Others [Some pictures cannot be deleted] [This picture cannot be deleted] • Non-DCF pictures (→67) cannot be deleted. → Save needed data on a computer or other device, and then use [Format] on the camera. (→26) [Cannot be set on this picture] •...
  • Page 303: Menu List

    Others Menu list [Rec] You can perform settings such as picture size and flash (supplied/optional). • The [Photo Style], [AFS/AFF/AFC], [Metering Mode], [Highlight Shadow], [i.Dynamic], [i.Resolution], [i.Zoom], and [Digital Zoom] menu items are common for both [Rec] and [Motion Picture] menus. If a setting in one menu is changed, the setting with the same name in other menu will also be changed automatically.
  • Page 304 Others Menu list You can preset the recording start time, recording interval, and the [Time Lapse Shot] number of pictures to be taken when automatically recording time →153 lapse motion pictures of subjects such as animals and plants. [Stop Motion You can stitch still pictures to create stop motion animation.
  • Page 305 Others Menu list [Motion Picture] You can perform settings, such as recording format and quality, for recording motion pictures. • The [Photo Style], [AFS/AFF/AFC], [Metering Mode], [Highlight Shadow], [i.Dynamic], [i.Resolution], [i.Zoom], and [Digital Zoom] menu items are common for both [Rec] and [Motion Picture] menus.
  • Page 306 Others Menu list [Custom] You can set operations of this unit, such as the screen display method and functions of a button, according to your preferences. You can also register the changed settings. [Utilize Custom Set Calls up the setting registered using [Cust.Set Mem.]. →60 feature] [Cust.Set Mem.]...
  • Page 307 Others Menu list When you perform Manual Focus operation, this function [Peaking] automatically adds color to the portions of the image that are in →130 focus. [Histogram] Sets whether to display the histogram. →64 [Guide Line] Sets the pattern of the guidelines to be displayed while recording. →65 Flashes the overexposed areas in black and white during [Auto [Highlight]...
  • Page 308 Others Menu list [Setup] You can perform settings for convenience of use such as the clock setting and changing of the beep sounds. You can also perform Wi-Fi function related settings. [Clock Set] Set time, date, and display format. →29 [World Time] Set the local time at travel destination.
  • Page 309: [Raw Processing]

    Others Menu list [Playback] You can specify picture protection, resizing, print settings, and other settings for pictures you have taken. [Slide Show] Automatically play pictures in order. →204 You can narrow down the pictures to be displayed with set filters, [Playback Mode] →206 such as categories or favorite pictures.
  • Page 310 Performing [Reset] in the [Setup] menu may resolve the issue (→50). (Note that except for some items such as [Clock Set], all settings are returned to their values at the time of purchase.) Also, see the Panasonic support site for the latest support information. http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/dsc/ (This site is available in English only.) ■...
  • Page 311: Q&A Troubleshooting

    Others Q&A Troubleshooting ■ Recording Cannot record pictures. • Card is full. → Free space by deleting unwanted pictures (→73). • When a large capacity card is used, you may not be able to take a picture for a while after you turn on the camera.
  • Page 312 Others Q&A Troubleshooting Recorded pictures appear coarse, or there is interference. • We recommend trying the following methods. → Lower [Sensitivity] (→136). → Take pictures in brighter locations. → Either adjust [Noise Reduction] of [Photo Style] to a higher setting or set each item other than [Noise Reduction] to a lower setting.
  • Page 313 Others Q&A Troubleshooting The screen turns dark while recording motion pictures. • While motion pictures are being recorded, the screen may turn dark as time passes in order to slow battery consumption. This condition, however, will not affect the recorded motion picture. The screen turns momentarily black or noise is recorded.
  • Page 314 Others Q&A Troubleshooting ■ Monitor/viewfinder The monitor/viewfinder is turned off although the camera is turned on. • When a hand or object is close to the eye sensor, the monitor display mode could be switched to viewfinder display mode without your knowledge. (→54) Pictures do not show on the monitor.
  • Page 315 Others Q&A Troubleshooting ■ Flash Unable to perform [Flash]. • Flash (supplied/optional) is not attached properly. → Properly attach a flash (supplied/optional) to the camera. (→176, 291) • For details about flash settings, refer to (→176 - 186, 291). No flash emitted. The flash becomes unavailable in the following cases.
  • Page 316 Others Q&A Troubleshooting ■ Playback Pictures have been rotated. • [Rotate Disp.] is activated. (→218) Cannot view pictures. There are no recorded pictures. • A card is not inserted in the camera. • There is no picture on the card to play back. •...
  • Page 317 Others Q&A Troubleshooting An unusual noise, such as a clicking or buzzing noise, is recorded on a motion picture. Audio is recorded at low volumes. • When recording a motion picture in a quiet environment, noise due to the motion of the aperture and focusing mechanism may be recorded on the motion picture.
  • Page 318 Others Q&A Troubleshooting ■ 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 319 → Try switching the ON/OFF of the Wi-Fi function in the Wi-Fi settings of the smartphone. 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/ SQW0021...
  • Page 320 Others Q&A Troubleshooting I do not have a wireless access point at my home, but I would like to perform service user registration of the “LUMIX CLUB”. • Service user registration for the “LUMIX CLUB” is not possible in the environment without a wireless access point.
  • Page 321 Others Q&A Troubleshooting It takes time to transmit an image to the WEB service. • Is the size of the image too large? → Transmit after dividing the motion picture with [Video Divide] (→214). → Reduce the image size at [Size] (→271), and then send. •...
  • Page 322 Others Q&A Troubleshooting I have forgotten the password for the Wi-Fi. → Execute the [Reset Wi-Fi Settings] in the [Setup] menu. (→51) However, the information you have set on the [Wi-Fi Setup] will be reset. I cannot send images to an AV device. •...
  • Page 323 Others Q&A Troubleshooting ■ TV, computer, printer No image appears on TV. Image blurred or not colored. • Not connected correctly (→276). • The television has not been switched to auxiliary input. The display on the TV and on the camera do not match. •...
  • Page 324: Pictbridge

    Computer does not recognize card. (When using an SDXC Memory Card) → 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 325 Others Q&A Troubleshooting ■ Others Menu not displayed in desired language. • Change [Language] setting (→49). Camera rattles if shaken. • This sound is made by the lens movement and is not a fault. The lens makes a clicking noise. •...
  • Page 326: 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 327 • Do not touch terminals on reverse of card or allow them to become dirty or wet. ● 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. ●...
  • Page 328 Others Usage cautions and notes Battery The battery is a rechargeable lithium ion battery. This battery is easily affected by temperature and humidity, and is affected more when the temperature is high or low. ● 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 329: Personal Information

    • 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 330 HDMI, the HDMI Logo, and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC in the United States and other countries. ● HDAVI Control™ is a trademark of Panasonic Corporation. ● “AVCHD”, “AVCHD Progressive” and the “AVCHD Progressive” logo are trademarks of Panasonic Corporation and Sony Corporation.
  • Page 331 Others Usage cautions and notes This product is licensed under the AVC patent portfolio license for the personal and non- commercial use of a consumer to (i) encode video in compliance with the AVC Standard (“AVC Video”) and/or (ii) decode AVC Video that was encoded by a consumer engaged in a personal and non-commercial activity and/or was obtained from a video provider licensed to provide AVC Video.
  • Page 332 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.

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