Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX2 Operating Instructions Manual

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX2 Operating Instructions Manual

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  • Page 1: Operating Instructions

    Operating Instructions Digital Camera DMC-LX2 Model No. Before use, please read these instructions completely. VQT0Y66...
  • Page 2: Information For Your Safety

    IF THE POWER CORD OF THIS EQUIPMENT IS DAMAGED, IT MUST BE We would like to take this opportunity to REPLACED WITH AN ELECTRICALLY thank you for purchasing this Panasonic APPROVED POWER CORD. Digital Camera. Please read these Operating Instructions carefully and keep them handy for future reference.
  • Page 3 Before Use n Care for the camera n About the Lens • Do not strongly shake or bump the camera. • Do not press the lens or the lens barrel The camera may not be operated normally, with excessive force. recording of pictures may be disabled or the •...
  • Page 4 Before Use n When not using the camera for a long -If you see this symbol- period of time Information on Disposal in other • Store the battery in a cool and dry place Countries outside the European with a relatively stable temperature. Union [Recommended temperature: 15°C to This symbol is only valid in...
  • Page 5: Before Use

    Before Use About The Mode dial n About indications in these operating Adjust part A to the desired mode. instructions The mode dial can be rotated 360°. Rotate it slowly and surely to adjust to each mode. (Do not adjust it to parts where there is no mode.) Modes indicated here allow you to use the functions or settings described on this page.
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Contents Taking pictures by setting the aperture/ Before Use shutter speed manually ...52 • Aperture-priority AE ... . .52 Information for Your Safety ... 2 •...
  • Page 7 • [PROTECT] Menu Settings Preventing Accidental Erasure of the Picture ..... . . 99 Using the [REC] mode menu ..80 •...
  • Page 8: Preparation

    Preparation Standard accessories Before using your camera, check the contents. n Battery Pack n CD-ROM CGA-S005E (In the text, it is indicated as “Battery”) n Strap VFC4082 n Battery Charger DE-A12A (In the text, it is indicated as “Charger”) n Battery Carrying Case VYQ3509 n AC Cable K2CJ2DA00008...
  • Page 9: Names Of The Components

    Preparation Names of the Components 1 Lens part (P3) 2 Self-timer Indicator (P46) AF Assist Lamp (P89) 3 Flash (P42) 4 Joystick (P26, 52, 53, 55, 81) 5 AF/AE Lock Button (P60) 6 Cursor buttons w/Self-timer Button (P46) r/[REV] Button (P34) q/Flash Mode Button (P42) e/Backlight Compensation in Auto Mode (P30)/Exposure Compensation...
  • Page 10 23 Lens Cap/Strap Eyelet (P18) 24 [DIGITAL/AV OUT] Socket (P106, 109, 113) 25 [DC IN] Socket (P106, 109) • Always use a genuine Panasonic AC adaptor (DMW-AC5; optional). • This camera cannot charge the battery even though the AC adaptor (DMW-AC5;...
  • Page 11: Quick Guide

    Preparation Quick Guide This is the overview of the procedure to Turn the camera on to take record pictures with this camera. For each pictures. operation, be sure to refer to the corresponding pages. • Set the clock. (P19) Charge the battery. (P12) •...
  • Page 12: Charging The Battery With The Charger

    Preparation Charging the Battery with the Charger The battery is not charged when the camera Detach the battery after charging is shipped. Charge the battery before use. is complete. Attach the battery with attention to the direction of the battery. •...
  • Page 13: About The Battery (Charging/Number Of Recordable Pictures)

    • Temperature: 23°C/ normal charging will start. Humidity: 50% when LCD monitor is on. • When the battery temperature is • Using a Panasonic SD Memory Card (Not excessively high or low, [CHARGE] supplied: 16 MB). indicator flashes and the charging time •...
  • Page 14: Inserting/Removing The Battery

    • Close the flash. the end and then close it firmly. Slide the card/battery door to open it. • Always use genuine Panasonic • Remove the battery after use. Store the batteries (CGA-S005E). removed battery in the battery carrying Insert: case (supplied).
  • Page 15: Inserting/Removing The Card (Optional)

    • The card and the data may be damaged if it is inserted or removed while the camera is on. Insert: • We recommend using Panasonic’s SD Memory Card/SDHC Memory Card. Insert the card with the label side facing the back of the camera until it clicks and locks.
  • Page 16: About The Built-In Memory/The Card

    Preparation About the Built-in Memory/the Card n Built-in Memory [ Icons displayed on the screen: You can record or play back pictures on the built-in memory when you are not using a card. • The built-in memory capacity is about 13 MB.
  • Page 17 • Keep the Memory Card out of reach of children to prevent swallowing. Please confirm the latest information on the following website. (This site is in English only.) • Refer to page 127 for the number of recordable pictures and available recording time on a card.
  • Page 18: Attaching The Lens Cap/Strap

    Preparation Attaching the Lens Cap/Strap n Lens Cap (supplied) n Strap (supplied) Remove the lens cap. Pass the strap through the hole at the Strap Eyelet. Pass the string through the hole on the lens cap. • Check that the strap is firmly attached to the camera.
  • Page 19: Setting Date/Time (Clock Set)

    Preparation Setting Date/Time (Clock Set) n Initial setting Press [MENU/SET] several times The clock is not set when the camera is to close the menu. shipped. When you turn the camera on, the following screen appears. • You can also press the joystick to close the menu.
  • Page 20: Setup Menu

    Preparation Setup Menu • Change the settings if necessary. (See Press q, press e/r to select the pages 21 to 24 for details about the setting and then press [MENU/SET]. settings.) • Menu items differ depending on the mode selected with the mode dial (P5). The following example shows how to set 2 / 5 SETUP...
  • Page 21: Menu Functions

    Preparation MENU Press [ ] to display menu, enter [SETUP] and select the item. (P20) Menu Functions 3 CLOCK SET Change date and time. (P19) The time at your home area is set. WORLD TIME The local time at the travel destination area is set. •...
  • Page 22 Preparation MENU Press [ ] to display menu, enter [SETUP] and select the item. (P20) Menu Functions 5 POWER SAVE [1 MIN.]/[2 MIN.]/[5 MIN.]/[10 MIN.]: If you perform no operations, the camera turns off automatically after the interval you set to save the battery. [OFF]: The camera is not automatically turned off.
  • Page 23 Preparation MENU Press [ ] to display menu, enter [SETUP] and select the item. (P20) Menu Functions 6 BEEP Set to select the volume of operational sound. [7 ]: No operational sound [8 ]: Soft operational sound [9]: Loud operational sound [7 ]: No focus beep AF BEEP [8]: Soft focus beep...
  • Page 24 Preparation MENU Press [ ] to display menu, enter [SETUP] and select the item. (P20) Menu Functions [j]: Select if your television has a 16:9 aspect ratio. TV ASPECT • This mode is best for showing [j] aspect ratio (Playback images on a 16:9 aspect ratio television.
  • Page 25: Basic

    Basic Taking Pictures • The focus indication is lit and then the aperture value and the shutter The camera automatically sets the shutter speed are displayed. speed and the aperture value according to • The shutter speed is not displayed when the brightness of the subject.
  • Page 26 Basic • We recommend checking that the clock is set properly before taking pictures. (P19) • When you press the shutter button, the screen may become bright or dark for a moment. This function allows easy adjustment of focus and the recorded picture will not be affected.
  • Page 27 Basic n Tips for taking good pictures • Hold the camera gently with both hands, • If the exposure is not adequate when the keep arms stationary at your side and shutter button is pressed halfway, the stand with your feet slightly apart. aperture value and shutter speed turns red.
  • Page 28 Basic n Focusing • When the jitter alert appears, take special • The focus range is 50 cm to Z (Wide), care with the shooting methods described 1.0 m to Z (Tele). Use macro mode on P27, or use a tripod for best results. By when recording close-up pictures.
  • Page 29: Taking Pictures In Auto Mode

    Basic Taking Pictures in Auto Mode n Settings in Auto mode • For details, refer to the pages Auto mode makes it easy for inexperienced corresponding to each item. users. It displays only simple menu settings [PICT.SIZE] : P85 and allows you to take pictures without [QUALITY] : P85 error.
  • Page 30 Basic n The Backlight Compensation Backlight is a situation where light comes • You cannot set the following items in the from behind the subject. Subjects such as Auto mode. people become dark when pictures are – [VIDEO OUT] recorded in the backlight. If you press e, –...
  • Page 31: Taking Pictures With The Zoom

    Basic Taking Pictures with the Zoom Using the Optical Zoom • The optical zoom is set to Wide (1×) when the camera is turned on. • Depending on the zoom magnification, You can make people and subjects appear the picture may have some distortion. closer with the 4 times optical zoom, and Distortion will be more visible when using landscapes can be recorded in wide angle.
  • Page 32: Using The Extra Optical Zoom (Ez)

    Basic n Resolution and maximum zoom Using the Extra Optical Zoom (EZ) Aspect Maximum Pixels ratio zoom This camera has a 4× optical zoom. 4× However, if the picture size is not set to the 4.4× highest setting for each aspect ratio [j/ 5.5×...
  • Page 33: Using The Digital Zoom Further Extending The Zoom

    Basic n Entering the digital zoom range Using the Digital Zoom When you rotate the zoom lever to the Further extending the zoom extreme Tele position, the on-screen zoom indication may momentarily pause. You can enter the digital zoom range to A maximum of 16×...
  • Page 34: Checking The Recorded Picture (Review)

    Basic Checking the Recorded Picture (Review) Press e/r/w/q to move the You can check the recorded pictures while position. still in [REC] mode. REVIEW Press r [REV]. REVIEW DELETE • When you change the magnification or the EXIT DELETE position to be displayed, the zoom •...
  • Page 35: Playing Back Pictures

    Basic Playing Back Pictures • If you press and hold w/q, the number of files forwarded/rewound at one time increases. The actual number of files The picture data on the built-in memory forwarded/rewound at one time depends appears when a card is not inserted. The on the number of files recorded.
  • Page 36: Deleting Pictures

    Basic Deleting Pictures n To delete [MULTI DELETE]/[ALL DELETE] The picture data on the built-in memory is Press [A] twice. deleted when a card is not inserted. The picture data on the card is deleted when a Press e/r to select [MULTI card is inserted.
  • Page 37 Basic Press w/q to select the picture • Once deleted, pictures cannot be and then press r to set. recovered. Please double-check before (Only when selecting [MULTI DELETE]) deleting pictures. • Do not turn off the camera while deleting. MULTI DELETE •...
  • Page 38: Advanced

    Advanced About the LCD Monitor *2 You can set guide line patterns for Changing the information display in the guide line display (P21) in displayed the setup menu. You can also set whether to display recording data or n Selecting the screen to be used histograms with guide lines or not.
  • Page 39 Advanced n About guide line display • If you compensate the exposure to minus, When you align the subject on the guide refer to the histogram and then take a lines or the cross point of these lines, you picture again, it may result in a good picture. can take pictures with well-designed •...
  • Page 40: Brightening The Lcd Monitor (Power Lcd/High Angle Mode)

    Advanced Example of histogram • Check white saturated areas with the highlight display in the auto review function or the review function. (P39) 100-0001 1/19 • No histogram appears in the following cases. F2.8 1/200 AUTO –In the motion picture mode. 10:00 1.DEC.2006 –While multi playback is in progress.
  • Page 41 Advanced n Cancelling High angle mode or Power The LCD monitor LCD mode becomes brighter and POWER LCD • If you press and hold [DISPLAY/LCD easier to see even when MODE] again for 1 second the screen taking pictures outdoors. shown in step 2 is displayed.
  • Page 42: Taking Pictures Using The Built-In Flash

    Advanced Taking Pictures using the Built-in Flash n Switching to the appropriate flash setting n To open the flash Set the flash setting of the built-in flash according to the scene to be recorded. Slide the [< OPEN] switch Press q [<]. FLASH AUTO AUTO/RED-EYE...
  • Page 43 Advanced n Flash setting n Available flash settings by recording mode r : AUTO The available flash settings depend on the The flash is automatically activated recording mode. according to the recording condition. (e : Available, —: Not available) s : AUTO/Red-eye reduction* The flash is automatically activated according to the recording condition.
  • Page 44 Advanced n The available flash range to take n Shutter speed for each flash mode pictures Flash mode Shutter speed The available flash range to take pictures (sec.) depends on the ISO sensitivity selected : AUTO 1/30 to 1/2000 (P83). : AUTO/Red- 1/30 to 1/2000 Available flash range...
  • Page 45 Advanced n Adjusting flash output • In economy mode, the LCD monitor turns off and the status indicator blinks Adjust the flash output when the subject is while the flash is charged. [This does small or reflection ratio is extremely high or not happen when using the AC adaptor low.
  • Page 46: Taking Pictures With The Self-Timer

    Advanced Taking Pictures with the Self-timer Press w [ ]. SELFTIMER 10SEC. MENU CANCEL 2SEC. • The self-timer indicator blinks and the MENU SELECT shutter is activated after OFF : No display (cancelled) 10 seconds (or 2 4 : Self-timer set to 10 seconds seconds).
  • Page 47: Compensating The Exposure

    Advanced Compensating the Exposure • You can compensate from –2 EV to +2 EV in steps of 1/3 EV. Use this function when you cannot achieve • Select only [ ] (0 EV) when you do not appropriate exposure due to the difference of compensate the exposure.
  • Page 48: Taking Pictures Using Auto Bracket

    Advanced Taking Pictures using Auto Bracket • When setting auto bracket, the auto In this mode, 3 pictures are automatically bracket icon [B] appears on the screen. recorded by each press of the shutter • When taking pictures using auto bracket button according to the compensation after the exposure compensation, the range of the exposure.
  • Page 49: Optical Image Stabilizer [Stabilizer]

    Advanced Optical Image Stabilizer [STABILIZER] n Demonstration of the optical image stabilizer (Demonstration Mode) This mode recognises and compensates for jitter. When you press q, the demonstration appears. After the demonstration ends, the Press and hold the optical image screen returns to the stabilizer function stabilizer button until [ mode selection menu.
  • Page 50: Taking Pictures Using Burst Mode

    Advanced Taking Pictures using Burst Mode Take a picture. • Hold down the shutter button fully to Press and hold the burst mode activate the burst mode. button until the burst menu is displayed. n Number of pictures recorded in burst mode BURST SHOOTING Number of recordable...
  • Page 51 Advanced • When the burst mode setting is set to Unlimited: – You can take pictures until the capacity of the built-in memory or the card is full. – The burst speed will become slower halfway. When the built-in memory is used, the burst speed becomes a maximum of 1 picture approximately every 6 seconds.
  • Page 52: Taking Pictures By Setting The Aperture/Shutter Speed Manually

    Advanced Taking pictures by setting the aperture/shutter speed manually Aperture-priority AE Shutter-priority AE When you want the background to be in sharp focus, When you want to take a sharp picture of a set the aperture value to a higher number. The fast moving subject, set to a faster shutter higher the aperture value is the smaller the aperture speed.
  • Page 53: Taking Pictures By Setting The Exposure

    Advanced Taking pictures by setting the exposure manually Manual exposure Take the picture. Decide the exposure by setting the aperture value and the shutter speed manually. n Manual Exposure Assistance Move the joystick towards e/r/w/ The exposure is q to set the aperture value and adequate.
  • Page 54 Advanced n Aperture Value and Shutter Speed Shutter-priority AE Available Shutter Speed (Sec.) Aperture Value (Per 1/3 EV) 1/1.3 1/1.6 1/2.5 1/3.2 1/10 F2.8 to F8.0 1/13 1/15 1/20 1/25 1/30 1/40 1/50 1/60 1/80 1/100 1/125 1/160 1/200 1/250 1/320 1/400 1/500...
  • Page 55: Taking Pictures With Manual Focus

    Advanced Taking Pictures with Manual Focus Take the picture. Use this function when you want to fix the focus or when the distance between the lens and the subject is determined and you do not want to activate auto focus. Slide the focus switch to [MF].
  • Page 56 Advanced n Shifting the enlarged section Press e/r to select [MF ASSIST] You can shift the enlarged section while and then press q. enlarging the picture with MF assistance. The function is convenient for changing the 2 / 5 SETUP point on which you want to focus.
  • Page 57 Advanced n Technique for Manual focus Move the joystick e/r. Even if the subject is focused, move it a little more. Return to the centre to make fine adjustments. n Prefocus This is a technique to focus on the point to take pictures in advance when it is difficult to focus on the subject with auto focus due to its quick motion.
  • Page 58: Taking Close-Up Pictures

    Advanced Taking Close-up pictures This mode allows you to take close-up pictures of the subject, e.g. When taking • Use a tripod and the self-timer (P46) for pictures of flowers. best results. You can take pictures approaching the • When the subject is close to the camera, subject at a distance up to 5 cm from the the effective focus range (depth of field) is lens by rotating the zoom lever upmost to...
  • Page 59: Setting The Aspect Ratio

    Advanced Setting the aspect ratio • You cannot select [ ] when recording Aspect ratio is the ratio of the width and the motion pictures [i] with a card. You height of the picture. By changing the aspect ratio, you can select an angle of cannot select [j] or [ ] when view that matches the subject.
  • Page 60: Af/Ae Lock

    Advanced AF/AE Lock (AF: Auto focus/AE: Auto exposure) n Recording pictures 1 Aim the AF area at the subject. 2 Press and hold [AF/AE LOCK]. Locking the focus with [AF/AE LOCK] button is useful when the subject is outside the AF area or when the subject in extremely high contrast prevents the camera from obtaining the appropriate exposure.
  • Page 61: Scene Mode

    Advanced Scene mode n About menu operations using the joystick When you select a scene mode to match You can also use the joystick for menu the subject and recording situation, the operations. camera sets the optimal exposure and hue 1 Move the joystick e/r to select the to obtain the desired picture.
  • Page 62: Portrait Mode

    Advanced MENU Press [ ] to display the [SCENE MODE] menu and select a scene mode. (P61) Portrait mode Scenery mode The background is blurred and the person This mode allows you to take a picture of a stands out with a healthier complexion. wide landscape.
  • Page 63: Night Portrait Mode

    Advanced MENU Press [ ] to display the [SCENE MODE] menu and select a scene mode. (P61) Night portrait mode Night scenery mode The subject can be recorded with This mode allows you to take a picture of a brightness in real life by using the flash and nightscape.
  • Page 64: Food Mode

    Advanced MENU Press [ ] to display the [SCENE MODE] menu and select a scene mode. (P61) Food mode Use this mode to take pictures of food in restaurants, irrespective of the lighting, so that the natural colours of the subject come out. •...
  • Page 65: Candle Light Mode

    Advanced MENU Press [ ] to display the [SCENE MODE] menu and select a scene mode. (P61) Candle light mode Fireworks mode Use this mode to get the most from the This mode allows you to take beautiful mood created by candlelight. pictures of fireworks exploding in the night sky.
  • Page 66: Starry Sky Mode

    Advanced MENU Press [ ] to display the [SCENE MODE] menu and select a scene mode. (P61) n Technique for Starry sky mode Starry sky mode • The shutter opens for 15, 30 or 60 Choose this setting to take clear pictures of seconds.
  • Page 67: Aerial Photo Mode

    Advanced MENU Press [ ] to display the [SCENE MODE] menu and select a scene mode. (P61) Aerial photo mode High Sensitivity mode This mode allows you to take pictures This mode allows you to take pictures at through an airplane window. [ISO3200] level with high sensitivity processing.
  • Page 68: Baby Mode 1

    Advanced MENU Press [ ] to display the [SCENE MODE] menu and select a scene mode. (P61) n Birthday setting Baby mode 1 1 Select [BIRTHDAY SET.] and press Baby mode 2 [MENU/SET]. This mode adjusts the exposure and tone 2 [PLEASE SET THE BIRTHDAY OF THE to bring out the healthy colour of your BABY] appears on the display.
  • Page 69: Recording Which Day Of The Vacation You

    Advanced Recording which day of the vacation you take the picture Press e/r to select [TRAVEL If you set the departure date in advance, you can DATE] and then press q. record which day of the vacation you take the picture. •...
  • Page 70: Take A Picture

    Advanced Press [MENU/SET] twice to close • The travel date is calculated using the the menu. date in the clock setting (P19) and the • You can also use the joystick to perform departure date you set. If you set steps 2 to 7.
  • Page 71: Displaying The Time At The Travel Destination

    Advanced Displaying the time at the travel destination • If you are setting the world time for the first time, the message [PLEASE SET If you set your home area and the travel destination THE HOME AREA] appears. If this area when traveling abroad etc., the local time at message appears, press [MENU/SET] the travel destination area can be displayed on the...
  • Page 72 Advanced Finishing setting the home area • The current time at the selected travel • If you are setting the home area for the destination area is displayed on the top first time, the screen returns to the screen right of the screen and the time difference shown in step 1 of “Setting the home from the home area is displayed at the area [HOME]”...
  • Page 73: Location Candidates For World Time Settings

    Advanced Location candidates for World Time settings Offset from Listed location name Midway Islands Samoa Hawaii Honolulu Tahiti Alaska Anchorage Vancouver Seattle Los Angeles Denver Phoenix Chicago Houston Mexico City Toronto New York Miami Lima Caracas Manaus La Paz -3:30 Newfoundland Rio de Janeiro Sao Paulo...
  • Page 74: Motion Picture Mode

    Advanced Motion picture mode n Changing the picture quality setting Press [MENU/SET]. Press the shutter button halfway to focus and then press it fully to start recording. Press e/r to select [PICT.MODE] and then press q. 30fps 16:9L 1 / 3 W.BALANCE AUTO WB ADJUST.
  • Page 75 Card or SDHC Memory Card, recording 30fpsVGA — may stop in the middle. 10fpsVGA — • We recommend using Panasonic’s SD 30fpsQVGA Memory Card/SDHC Memory Card. • Depending on the type of card you are 10fpsQVGA using, the card access indication may 30fps16:9L —...
  • Page 76: Displaying Multiple Screens (Multi Playback)

    Advanced Displaying Multiple Screens (Multi Playback) • Depending on the recorded picture and the setting, the following icons will appear. – [ ] (Favourites) Rotate the zoom lever towards [ – [ ] (Motion picture) [W] to display multiple screens. –...
  • Page 77: Displaying Pictures By Recording Date (Calendar Playback)

    Advanced Displaying pictures by recording date (Calendar playback) • Rotate the zoom lever towards [ ] [W] to return to the calendar screen. You can display pictures by recording date Press e/r/w/q to select a picture using the calendar playback function. and then press [MENU/SET].
  • Page 78: Using The Playback Zoom

    Advanced Using the Playback Zoom n To stop using the playback zoom Rotate the zoom lever towards [ ] [W] or press [MENU/SET] or joystick. Rotate the zoom lever towards [3] [T] to enlarge the picture. n To delete a picture during the playback zoom 1 Press [A].
  • Page 79: Playing Back Pictures With Audio/Motion

    Advanced Playing Back Pictures with Audio/Motion pictures n Pictures with audio Press w/q to select a picture with the audio n Motion pictures icon [A] and then press r to play back. Press w/q to select a picture with a motion picture icon [ 30fps 10fps...
  • Page 80: Menu Settings

    Menu Settings Using the [REC] mode menu Press [MENU/SET] to close the Setting the hue, picture quality adjustment, menu. etc. allows you to create wide variations on • You can also press the shutter taking pictures. button halfway to close the menu. •...
  • Page 81: [W.balance]

    Menu Settings n Using the Quick setting MENU Press [ ] to display the [REC] mode menu and select the item to set. (P80) You can change the following with the [W.BALANCE] joystick when recording. Adjusting the hue for a more •...
  • Page 82 Menu Settings n Auto White Balance n Setting the white balance manually (White set |) Use of auto white balance adjustment in inappropriate lighting conditions may result Use this to set the white balance manually. 1 Select [|] (White set) and then in reddish or bluish pictures.
  • Page 83: [Wb Adjust.]

    Menu Settings MENU Press [ ] to display the [REC] mode menu and select the item to set. (P80) [WB ADJUST.] Finely Adjusting the White • You can set the value independently for Balance each of the modes in white balance. •...
  • Page 84 Menu Settings • When you set ISO sensitivity to [ ], ISO ISO sensitivity Setting contents sensitivity is automatically raised up to [ISO800] ISO sensitivity is (up to [ISO640] when the flash is used). automatically adjusted • When you press the shutter button AUTO according to halfway, [...
  • Page 85: [Pict.size]/[Quality]

    Menu Settings MENU Press [ ] to display the [REC] mode menu and select the item to set. (P80) n When the aspect ratio setting is [h] [PICT.SIZE]/[QUALITY] (7.5M) 3168×2376 pixels Setting a picture size and quality that (6M EZ) 2880×2160 pixels matches your use of the pictures (4M EZ)
  • Page 86: [Audio Rec.]

    Menu Settings • The extra optical zoom does not work in MENU Press [ ] to display the [REC] mode [HIGH SENS.] (P67) in scene mode so menu and select the item to set. (P80) the picture size for [EZ] is not displayed. •...
  • Page 87: [Metering Mode]

    Menu Settings MENU Press [ ] to display the [REC] mode menu and select the item to set. (P80) [METERING MODE] [AF MODE] Deciding the method to measure Setting the focus method brightness Select the mode that matches the You can switch to the following metering recording conditions and the composition.
  • Page 88 Menu Settings n About AF area selection U Spot-focusing: When the AF mode (P87) is one-area The camera focuses on the limited focusing or one-area focusing (high speed), and narrow area in the screen. you can select the AF area as follows. In the spot metering mode, the metering target shifts according to the AF area.
  • Page 89: []

    Menu Settings MENU Press [ ] to display the [REC] mode menu and select the item to set. (P80) [CONT.AF] [AF ASSIST LAMP] Continuously focusing on a Focusing in low light conditions subject becomes easier This mode allows you to compose a picture Illuminating the subject with the AF assist more easily by always focusing on the lamp allows the camera to focus on the...
  • Page 90: [Col.effect]

    Menu Settings MENU Press [ ] to display the [REC] mode menu and select the item to set. (P80) [COL.EFFECT] [PICT.ADJ.] Setting colour effects for the Adjusting the picture quality for recorded pictures the recorded pictures You can use 4 types of colour effects Use this function according to the recording depending on the image of the picture.
  • Page 91: [Flip Anim.]

    Menu Settings MENU Press [ ] to display the [REC] mode menu and select the item to set. (P80) [FLIP ANIM.] Select [PICTURE CAPTURE] and Connecting images to create a then press q. motion picture file FLIP ANIM. PICTURE CAPTURE This camera allows you to create motion CREATE MOTION PICTURE picture files up to 20 seconds long by...
  • Page 92: Clock Set]

    Menu Settings MENU Press [ ] to display the [REC] mode menu and select the item to set. (P80) n Deleting all still pictures used to Select [FRAME RATE] and then create flip animation press q. When selecting [DELETE STILL PICTURES] in [FLIP ANIM.] menu, a CREATE MOTION PICTURE confirmation screen appears.
  • Page 93: Using The [Play] Mode Menu

    Menu Settings Using the [PLAY] mode menu n About the menu screen items • There are 3 menu screens (1/3, 2/3 and You can use various functions in playback 3/3). mode to rotate pictures, set protection for • You can switch menu screens from any them etc.
  • Page 94: [Slide Show]

    Menu Settings MENU Press [ ] to display the [PLAY] mode menu and select the item to set. (P93) [SLIDE SHOW] Playing back pictures in order for a fixed duration This is recommended when playing back • The cursor displayed during a slide show pictures on a TV screen.
  • Page 95: [Favorite]

    Menu Settings • Playback intervals are estimates. Actual MENU Press [ ] to display the [PLAY] mode playback intervals vary according to menu and select the item to set. (P93) pictures you play back. [FAVORITE] • You can select [MANUAL] if you have ] in step 1.
  • Page 96: [Rotate Disp.]/[Rotate]

    Menu Settings MENU Press [ ] to display the [PLAY] mode menu and select the item to set. (P93) [ROTATE DISP.]/[ROTATE] Press w/q to select the picture then press e. To display the picture rotated This mode allows you to automatically display pictures vertically if they were recorded holding the camera vertically or 100-0001...
  • Page 97 Menu Settings MENU Press [ ] to display the [PLAY] mode menu and select the item to set. (P93) n Rotate n Example (The picture is rotated manually.) When rotating clockwise (a) Original Press w/q to select the picture picture and then press r.
  • Page 98: [Dpof Print]

    Menu Settings MENU Press [ ] to display the [PLAY] mode menu and select the item to set. (P93) n Single setting [DPOF PRINT] Setting the Picture to be Printed Press w/q to select the picture to and the Number of Prints print and then press e/r to set DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) is a the number of prints.
  • Page 99: [Protect]

    Menu Settings MENU Press [ ] to display the [PLAY] mode menu and select the item to set. (P93) n To cancel all settings • DPOF is an abbreviation of [Digital Print Press e to select [YES] and then Order Format]. This feature allows you to press [MENU/SET].
  • Page 100: [Audio Dub.]

    Menu Settings MENU Press [ ] to display the [PLAY] mode menu and select the item to set. (P93) n Single setting [AUDIO DUB.] Adding Audio to Recorded Pictures Press w/q to select the picture You can record the audio after taking a picture. and then press r to set/cancel.
  • Page 101: [Resize]

    Menu Settings MENU Press [ ] to display the [PLAY] mode menu and select the item to set. (P93) • Sizes smaller than the recorded picture [RESIZE] are displayed. Making the picture smaller • When the aspect ratio setting is [j] This function is useful if you want to reduce –[ the file size of the picture in cases when it...
  • Page 102: [Trimming]

    Menu Settings MENU Press [ ] to display the [PLAY] mode menu and select the item to set. (P93) [TRIMMING] Press the shutter button. Enlarging a picture and trimming it • The message [DELETE ORIGINAL Use this function when you trim PICTURE?] appears.
  • Page 103: [Aspect Conv.]

    Menu Settings MENU Press [ ] to display the [PLAY] mode menu and select the item to set. (P93) [ASPECT CONV.] Press w/q to determine the Changing the aspect ratio of a horizontal position and press the 16:9 picture shutter button to set. Resize pictures taken in j aspect ratio for printing to or h.
  • Page 104: [Copy]

    Menu Settings MENU Press [ ] to display the [PLAY] mode menu and select the item to set. (P93) Press w/q to select the picture • You may end up with a higher-resolution and then press r. picture after changing to a different aspect ratio.
  • Page 105: [Format]

    (about 13 MB). will be deleted.) • It may take time to copy the picture data. • Only pictures recorded with a Panasonic digital camera (LUMIX) will be copied. (Even if • Once the card is formatted, all data...
  • Page 106: Connecting To Other Equipment

    Connecting to other equipment Connecting to a PC : Check the facing of the connector and push straight in. Set the camera’s mode dial to a mode Turn on the camera and the PC. other than Print mode [ • By connecting the camera to a computer, Connect the camera to a PC via you can upload your pictures, then use the the USB connection cable B...
  • Page 107 Connecting to other equipment n Folder Composition n Conditions under which a different folder number is used Folders appear as follows. In the following cases, the picture is not D C I M • Built-in 100_PANA recorded in the same folder as the memory 100_PANA previously recorded picture.
  • Page 108 Connecting to other equipment • You cannot switch between the built-in memory and the card while the camera is • Do not use any other USB connection connected to the PC. When you want to cables except the supplied one. switch between the built-in memory and •...
  • Page 109: Connecting To A Pictbridge-Compliant

    Connecting to other equipment Connecting to a PictBridge-compliant Printer • To print the age in [BABY1]/[BABY2] (P68) in scene mode or the departure date for [TRAVEL By connecting the camera directly to a printer DATE] (P69), use the software [LUMIX Simple supporting PictBridge via the USB connection Viewer] or [PHOTOfunSTUDIO-viewer-] in the cable (supplied), you can select the pictures to...
  • Page 110 Connecting to other equipment n Printing the selected picture (making n Selecting multiple pictures for a single print) printing Press w/q to select the picture Press e. and then press [MENU/SET]. Press [A] to return to the original screen. PictBridge Press e/r to select an item and 100-0001 then press [MENU/SET].
  • Page 111 Connecting to other equipment screen for step 3 in “Selecting multiple Press e to select [PRINT START] pictures for printing” (P110 and 111). and then press [MENU/SET]. SINGLE SELECT MULTI SELECT PRINT START PRINT WITH DATE PRINT START NUM. OF PRINTS PRINT WITH DATE PAPER SIZE NUM.
  • Page 112 Connecting to other equipment 2/2* • Do not disconnect the USB connection CARD SIZE 54 mm×85.6 mm cable when the cable disconnection 10×15cm 100 mm×150 mm warning icon [K] is indicated. 4″×6″ 101.6 mm×152.4 mm (Depending on the printer, the icon may 8″×10″...
  • Page 113: Playing Back Pictures With A Tv Screen

    Connecting to other equipment Playing Back Pictures with a TV Screen • Do not use any other AV cables except n Playing back pictures with the the supplied one. supplied cable • You can display pictures on a TV only •...
  • Page 114: Others

    Others Screen Display n In recording 17 16 1 Recording mode 15 Elapsed recording time (P74) 2 Flash (P42) 16 AF area selection (P88) 3 Metering mode (P87) 17 Self-timer (P46) 4 White balance (P81) White balance fine adjustment (P83) 18 Current date and time 5 Focus indication (P25) •...
  • Page 115 Others 32 33 COOL AF-L AE-L 28 MF indication (P55)/AFw (P58) 38 Age display (P68) • Whenever you turn the camera on in 29 Burst (P50) Baby mode, switch to Baby mode from I : Audio recording (P74, 86) any other mode, or after setting the 30 Continuous AF (P89) birthday or clock, your baby’s age and the current date and time appear on...
  • Page 116 Others n In Playback 100 - 0001 PLAY AUDIO 1/19 AUTO F2.8 1/100 10:00 1.DEC.2006 1 Playback mode (P35) 12 Histogram (P39) 2 Number of DPOF [d] prints (P98) 13 Recording information 3 Favourites indicator (P95) 14 Favourites setting (P95)/ Elapsed playback time (P79) : 4 Protected picture (P99) 1h 20m 30s...
  • Page 117: Cautions For Use

    Do not use the camera near radio consult the Panasonic Customer Care transmitters or high-voltage lines. Centre on 132600. • If you record near radio transmitters or...
  • Page 118 Others n Card We recommend you to take a spare Do not leave the card in places where battery with you when you leave home. there is high temperature or direct • Be aware that the operating time of the sunlight, or where electromagnetic battery will become shorter in low waves or static electricity are easily...
  • Page 119: Message Display

    Others Message Display Confirmation messages or error messages will be displayed on the screen in some cases. The major messages are described below as examples. [THIS MEMORY CARD IS PROTECTED] [SOME PICTURES CANNOT BE COPIED]/[COPY COULD NOT BE Cancel the card lock. (P17, 100) COMPLETED] [NO VALID PICTURE TO PLAY] The following pictures cannot be copied.
  • Page 120 Others [MEMORY CARD ERROR [MOTION MODE IS NOT AVAILABLE IN PLEASE CHECK THE CARD] 3:2 ASPECT. SET THE ASPECT SWITCH IN 4:3 OR 16:9.] • Failed access to the card. Insert the card again. You cannot record a motion picture on a card when the aspect ratio is set to [ ].
  • Page 121: Troubleshooting

    Others Troubleshooting If you put the menu back to the settings at the time of purchase, the conditions may be improved. Carry out the [RESET] in the setup menu. (P23) n Battery and power supply Conditions Causes The camera will not turn Is the battery inserted correctly? Check the direction of the battery.
  • Page 122 Others Conditions Causes Images are grainy or Is the ISO sensitivity high or the shutter speed slow? noisy. (When set to [AUTO], ISO sensitivity increases for indoor and other shooting occasions. When set to [ ], ISO sensitivity may increase depending on movements and brightness of the subject.) •...
  • Page 123 Others Conditions Causes Noise appears on the In dark places, noise may appear to maintain the brightness of the LCD monitor. LCD monitor. This does not affect the pictures you are recording. A vertical line appears This is a phenomenon called smear. It is a characteristic of on the LCD monitor.
  • Page 124 Others Conditions Causes Folder or file number The picture may have been changed on a computer or taken appears as [–] and the on a different manufacturer’s camera. display goes black. This problem can also occur if you remove the battery immediately after taking a picture or if the battery had very little charge left.
  • Page 125 Others Conditions Causes The computer does not Disconnect the USB connection cable, then insert the card recognise the card. and reconnect the cable. (The built-in memory is recognised.) The pictures cannot be Does the printer support PictBridge? You cannot print printed with printers.
  • Page 126 Others Conditions Causes The camera gets hot. The camera may get a little warm while you are using it, but this is normal. The lens clicks. When brightness has changed due to the zoom or the movement of the camera or other, the lens may click and the picture on the screen may be drastically changed, however, the pictures are not affected.
  • Page 127: Available Recording Time

    Others Number of recordable pictures and available recording time • The number of recordable pictures and the available recording time are an approximation. (These vary depending on the recording conditions and the type of card.) • The number of recordable pictures varies depending on the subjects. n Number of recordable pictures Aspect ratio Picture size...
  • Page 128 Others Aspect ratio Picture size : 8.5M (3568×2376 pixels) : 7M EZ (3248×2160 pixels) Quality Built-in Memory (Approx.13 MB) 16 MB 32 MB 64 MB 128 MB Card 256 MB 512 MB 1 GB 2 GB 1090 4 GB 1800 1100 2150 Aspect ratio...
  • Page 129 Others Aspect ratio Picture size : 7.5M (3168×2376 pixels) : 6M EZ (2880×2160 pixels) Quality Built-in Memory (Approx.13 MB) 16 MB 32 MB 64 MB 128 MB Card 256 MB 512 MB 1 GB 2 GB 1020 1220 4 GB 1030 2010 1240...
  • Page 130 Others n Available recording time (In Motion picture mode) Picture quality 30fps 10fps 30fps 10fps 30fps 10fps 15fps QVGA QVGA 16:9L 16:9L 16:9H setting Built-in Memory 1 min — — 24 s — — — (Approx.13 MB) 15 s 1 min 16 MB 26 s 26 s...
  • Page 131: Specifications

    Others Specifications Digital Camera: Information for your safety Power Source: DC 5.1 V Power Consumption: 1.6 W (When recording) 0.9 W (When playing back) Camera Effective pixels: 10,200,000 pixels Image sensor: 1/1.65″ CCD, total pixel number 10,410,000 pixels Primary colour filter Lens: Optical 4×...
  • Page 132 Others White balance: AUTO/Daylight/Cloudy/Shade/Halogen/Flash/White set 1/ White set 2 Exposure (AE): Programme AE (P)/Aperture-priority AE (A)/ Shutter-priority AE (S)/Manual exposure (M) Exposure compensation (1/3 EV Step, –2 to +2 EV) Metering mode: Multiple/Centre weighted/Spot LCD monitor: Low-temperature polycrystalline TFT LCD 2.8″...
  • Page 133 10 % to 80 % Battery Charger (Panasonic DE-A12A): Information for your safety Input: 110 to 240 V ~ 50/60 Hz, 0.2 A Output: CHARGE 4.2 V 0.8 A Battery Pack (lithium-ion) (Panasonic CGA-S005E): Information for your safety Voltage/capacity: 3.7 V, 1150 mAh VQT0Y66...
  • Page 134 Others MEMO VQT0Y66...
  • Page 135 Others MEMO VQT0Y66...
  • Page 136 QuickTime and the QuickTime logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc., used under license. VQT0Y66 Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. Web Site: H0806ZZ0...

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