Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH20 Basic Operating Instructions Manual

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH20 Basic Operating Instructions Manual

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Basic Operating Instructions

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  • Page 1: Basic Operating Instructions

    Please also refer to Operating Instructions (PDF format) recorded on the CD-ROM containing the Operating Instructions (supplied). You can learn about advanced operation methods and check the Troubleshooting section. For Canadian assistance, please call: 1-800-99-LUMIX (1-800-995-8649) or send e-mail to: VQT2K51...
  • Page 2 Dear Customer, Thank you for choosing Panasonic! You have purchased one of the most sophisticated and reliable products on the market today. Used properly, we’re sure it will bring you and your family years of enjoyment. Please take time to fill in the information on the below.
  • Page 3: Information For Your Safety

  • Page 4 ∫ About the battery pack CAUTION Battery pack (Lithium ion battery pack) • Use the specified unit to recharge the battery pack. • Do not use the battery pack with equipment other than the specified unit. • Do not get dirt, sand, liquids, or other foreign matter on the terminals. •...
  • Page 5: Battery Charger

    AC outlet configuration. ∫ Cautions for Use • Always use a genuine Panasonic AC adaptor (DMW-AC5PP; optional). • Do not use any other AV cables except the supplied one. • Do not use any other USB connection cables except the supplied one.
  • Page 6 -If you see this symbol- Information on Disposal in other Countries outside the European Union This symbol is only valid in the European Union. If you wish to discard this product, please contact your local authorities or dealer and ask for the correct method of disposal.
  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Contents Information for Your Safety ................3 Standard Accessories ................... 8 Names of the Components ................9 Charging the Battery ................... 11 About the Built-in Memory/the Card ............13 Inserting and Removing the Card (optional)/the Battery ......14 Setting Date/Time (Clock Set)..............15 •...
  • Page 8: Standard Accessories

    Standard Accessories Check that all the accessories are included before using the camera. Product numbers correct as of January 2010. These may be subject to change. Battery Pack (Indicated as battery pack or battery in the text) Charge the battery before use. Battery Charger (Indicated as battery charger or CGA-S/106B...
  • Page 9: Names Of The Components

    Names of the Components Flash Lens Self-timer indicator AF assist lamp LCD monitor [MENU/SET] button [DISPLAY] button [Q.MENU]/Delete button [MODE] button [REC]/[PLAYBACK] selector switch 10 Cursor buttons A: 3/Exposure compensation B: 4/Macro Mode C: 2/Self-timer button D: 1/Flash setting button In these operating instructions, the cursor buttons are described as shown in the figure below or described with 3/4/2/1.
  • Page 10 21 Card/Battery door 22 Release lever 23 DC coupler cover • When using an AC adaptor, ensure that the Panasonic DC coupler (DMW-DCC4; optional) and AC adaptor (DMW-AC5PP; optional) are used. • We recommend you use a battery with sufficient battery power or the AC adaptor when recording motion pictures.
  • Page 11: Charging The Battery

    Panasonic products and batteries manufactured by other companies and certified by Panasonic. (Batteries which do not support this function cannot be used). Panasonic cannot in any way guarantee the quality, performance or safety of batteries which have been manufactured by other companies and are not genuine Panasonic products.
  • Page 12 • Temperature: 23 oC (73.4 oF)/Humidity: 50% when LCD monitor is on. • Using a Panasonic SD Memory Card (32 MB). • Starting recording 30 seconds after the camera is turned on. (When the Optical Image Stabilizer function is set to [AUTO].) •...
  • Page 13: About The Built-In Memory/The Card

    Check that the PC and other equipment are (4 GB to 32 GB) compatible when using the SDXC Memory Cards. SDXC Memory Card (48 GB to 64 GB) SDXC.html • Only cards bearing the SDHC logo (indicating that the card conforms to SD video standards) may be used as 4 GB to 32 GB cards.
  • Page 14: Inserting And Removing The Card (Optional)/The Battery

    Inserting and Removing the Card (optional)/the Battery • Check that this unit is turned off. • We recommend using a Panasonic card. Slide the release lever in the direction of the arrow and open the card/battery door. • Always use genuine Panasonic batteries (CGA-S/106B;...
  • Page 15: Setting Date/Time (Clock Set)

    Setting Date/Time (Clock Set) • The clock is not set when the camera is shipped. Turn the camera on. A [MENU/SET] button B Cursor buttons Press [MENU/SET]. Press 2/1 to select the items (year, month, day, hour, minute, display sequence or time display format), and press 3/4 to set.
  • Page 16: Setting The Menu

    Setting the Menu This section describes how to select the Normal Picture Mode settings, and the same setting can be used for the [PLAYBACK] menu and [SETUP] menu as well. Example: Setting [AF MODE] from [ ] to [ ] in the Normal Picture Mode Ø...
  • Page 17: Selecting The [Rec] Mode

    Selecting the [REC] Mode Intelligent Auto Mode ¦ The subjects are recorded using settings automatically selected by the camera. ∫ To select a [REC] modes from the [REC] modes list Turn the camera on. A [MENU/SET] button B [REC]/[PLAYBACK] selector switch C [MODE] button Slide the [REC]/[PLAYBACK] selector switch to [!].
  • Page 18: Taking Pictures Using The Automatic Function ( Ñ :Intelligent Auto Mode)

    ñ [REC] Mode: Taking pictures using the automatic function (ñ:Intelligent Auto Mode) The camera will set the most appropriate settings to match the subject and the recording conditions so we recommend this mode for beginners or those who want to leave the settings to the camera and take pictures easily. ...
  • Page 19: Scene Detection

    Scene detection When the camera identifies the optimum scene, the icon of the scene concerned is displayed in blue for 2 seconds, after which its color changes to the usual red. > [i-PORTRAIT] ¦ [i-SCENERY] [i-MACRO] • [i-NIGHT PORTRAIT] Only when [ ] is selected [i-NIGHT SCENERY] [i-SUNSET]...
  • Page 20: Motion Picture Mode

    [REC] Mode: Motion Picture Mode Slide the [REC]/[PLAYBACK] selector switch to [!], and then press [MODE]. Press 3/4 to select [MOTION PICTURE], and then press [MENU/SET]. Press the shutter button halfway to focus and then press it fully to start recording.
  • Page 21: Playing Back Pictures ([Normal Play])

    ¸ [PLAYBACK] Mode: Playing back Pictures ([NORMAL PLAY]) Slide the [REC]/[PLAYBACK] selector switch A to [(]. Press 2/1 to select the picture. • After selecting the motion picture, press 3 to start playback ¸ [PLAYBACK] Mode: Deleting Pictures Once deleted, pictures cannot be recovered. •...
  • Page 22: Reading The Operating Instructions (Pdf Format)

    Reading the Operating Instructions (PDF format) • You have practised the basic operations introduced in these operating instructions and want to progress to advanced operations. • You want to check the Troubleshooting. In these kinds of situations refer to Operating Instructions (PDF format) recorded on the CD-ROM containing the Operating Instructions (supplied).
  • Page 23 OS from the following Web Site. ∫ To uninstall the Operating Instructions (PDF format) Delete the PDF file from the “Program Files\Panasonic\Lumix\” folder. • When the contents in the Program Files folder cannot be displayed, click the [Show the contents of this folder] to display them.
  • Page 24: Specifications

    Specifications Digital Camera: Information for your safety Power Source: DC 5.1 V Power Consumption: 1.1 W (When recording) (DMC-FH20) 1.0 W (When recording) (DMC-FH3/DMC-FH1) 0.6 W (When playing back) Camera effective pixels: 14,100,000 pixels (DMC-FH20/DMC-FH3) 12,100,000 pixels (DMC-FH1) Image sensor: 1/2.33q CCD, total pixel number 14,500,000 pixels, Primary color filter (DMC-FH20/DMC-FH3) 1/2.33q CCD, total pixel number 12,700,000 pixels,...
  • Page 25: Recordable Pictures

    Number of recordable pictures: Depends on the remaining capacity of the built-in memory/ card. Hi-speed burst Burst speed: Approx. 4.6 pictures/second (DMC-FH20/DMC-FH3) Approx. 5.5 pictures/second (DMC-FH1) [3M (4:3), 2.5M (3:2) or 2M (16:9) is selected as the picture size.] Number of recordable pictures: When using the built-in memory:...
  • Page 26 Operating 0 o C to 40 o C (32 oF to 104 oF) temperature: Operating humidity: 10% to 80% Battery Charger (Panasonic DE-A59B): Information for your safety Input: 110 V to 240 V 50/60 Hz, 0.2 A Output: 4.2 V...
  • Page 27: Digital Camera Accessory System

    Others Digital Camera Accessory System Accessory# Illustration Description DMW-BCF10PP Battery Pack DMW-AC5PP AC Adaptor DMW-DCC4 DC Coupler RP-SDW64GU1K Class 10 64 GB SDXC Memory Card RP-SDW48GU1K Class 10 48 GB SDXC Memory Card RP-SDW32GU1K Class 10 32 GB SDHC Memory Card RP-SDW16GU1K Class 10 16 GB SDHC Memory Card RP-SDW08GU1K...
  • Page 28 • Microsoft product screen shot(s) reprinted with permission from Microsoft Corporation. • Other names, company names, and product names printed in these instructions are trademarks or registered trademarks of the companies concerned. Panasonic Canada Inc. 5770 Ambler Drive, Mississauga, Ontario L4W 2T3 (905) 624-5010

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