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Operating Instructions
Digital Camera
Model No. DMC-FS7
DMC-FS8
DMC-FS6
Before connecting, operating or adjusting this product,
please read the instructions completely.
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For USA and Puerto Rico assistance, please call: 1-800-211-PANA(7262) or,
contact us via the web at: http://www.panasonic.com/contactinfo
For Canadian assistance, please call: 1-800-99-LUMIX (1-800-995-8649) or
send e-mail to: lumixconcierge@ca.panasonic.com
PC
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Before Use
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. The serial number is on the tag
located on the underside of your Camera. Be sure to retain this manual as your
convenient Camera information source. Please note that the actual controls and
components, menu items, etc. of your Digital Camera may look somewhat different from
those shown in the illustrations in these Operating Instructions.
Carefully observe copyright laws.
Recording of pre-recorded tapes or discs or other published or broadcast material for purposes
other than your own private use may infringe copyright laws. Even for the purpose of private
use, recording of certain material may be restricted.
Information for Your Safety
A lithium ion battery that is recyclable powers the product you have
purchased. Please call 1-800-8-BATTERY for information on how to
recycle this battery.
WARNING:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE, ELECTRIC SHOCK OR PRODUCT DAMAGE,
DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPARATUS TO RAIN, MOISTURE, DRIPPING OR
SPLASHING AND THAT NO OBJECTS FILLED WITH LIQUIDS, SUCH AS VASES,
SHALL BE PLACED ON THE APPARATUS.
USE ONLY THE RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES.
DO NOT REMOVE THE COVER (OR BACK); THERE ARE NO USER
SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE
PERSONNEL.
THE SOCKET OUTLET SHALL BE INSTALLED NEAR THE EQUIPMENT AND
SHALL BE EASILY ACCESSIBLE.
Product Identification Marking is located on the bottom of units.
Model No.
Serial No.
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THE FOLLOWING APPLIES ONLY IN CANADA.
THE FOLLOWING APPLIES ONLY IN THE U.S.A.
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
FCC Note:
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed
and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the
user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following
measures:
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is
connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
FCC Caution: To assure continued compliance, follow the attached installation
instructions and use only shielded interface cables with ferrite core when
connecting to computer or peripheral devices.
Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for
compliance could void the user’s authority to operate this equipment.
Declaration of Conformity
Trade Name: Panasonic
Model No.: DMC-FS7
DMC-FS8
DMC-FS6
Responsible party: Panasonic Corporation of North America One Panasonic Way,
Secaucus, NJ 07094
Support Contact: Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company 1-800-211-PANA (7262)
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2)
this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
DMC-FS7
DMC-FS6
DMC-FS8
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About the battery pack
Do not heat or expose to flame.
Do not leave the battery(ies) in an automobile exposed to direct sunlight for a long period of
time with doors and windows closed.
About the battery charger
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.
Do not touch the plug terminals (i and j) with metal objects.
Do not disassemble, remodel, heat or throw into fire.
If any electrolyte should come into contact with your hands or clothes, wash it off
thoroughly with water.
If any electrolyte should come into contact with your eyes, never rub the eyes. Rinse
eyes thoroughly with water, and then consult a doctor.
CAUTION
Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the same or
equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer. Dispose of used batteries
according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Warning
Risk of fire, explosion and burns. Do not disassemble, heat above 60 xC (140 oF) or
incinerate.
CAUTION!
DO NOT INSTALL OR PLACE THIS UNIT IN A BOOKCASE, BUILT-IN CABINET OR
IN ANOTHER CONFINED SPACE. ENSURE THE UNIT IS WELL VENTILATED. TO
PREVENT RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK OR FIRE HAZARD DUE TO OVERHEATING,
ENSURE THAT CURTAINS AND ANY OTHER MATERIALS DO NOT OBSTRUCT
THE VENTILATION VENTS.
Battery charger
This battery charger operates on AC between 110 V and 240 V.
But
In the U.S.A. and Canada, the battery charger must be connected to a 120 V AC power
supply only.
When connecting to an AC supply outside of the U.S.A. or Canada, use a plug adaptor to
suit the AC outlet configuration.
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Care of the camera
Do not strongly shake or bump the camera by dropping or hitting it. Do not subject to
strong pressure.
The camera may malfunction, recording pictures may become impossible, or the lens, the LCD
monitor or the external case may be damaged.
We strongly recommend you do not leave the camera in your trousers pocket
when you sit down or forcefully insert it into a full or tight bag etc.
Damage to the LCD monitor or personal injury may result.
Do not attach any other items to the hand strap that’s included with your
camera. While being stored, that item can rest against the LCD monitor and
damage it.
Be particularly careful in the following places as they may cause this
unit to malfunction.
Places with a lot of sand or dust.
Places where water can come into contact with this unit such as when using
it on a rainy day or on a beach.
Do not touch the lens or the sockets with dirty hands. Also, be careful not to allow
liquids, sand and other foreign matter to get into the space around the lens, buttons etc.
This camera is not waterproof. If water or seawater splashes on the camera, use a dry
cloth to wipe the camera body carefully.
If the unit does not operate normally, please contact the dealer where you purchased the
camera or the repair service center.
About Condensation (When the lens is fogged up)
Condensation occurs when the ambient temperature or humidity changes. Be careful of
condensation since it causes lens stains, fungus and camera malfunction.
If condensation occurs, turn the camera off and leave it for about 2 hours. The fog will
disappear naturally when the temperature of the camera becomes close to the ambient
temperature.
Read together with the “Cautions for Use”. (P90)
About illustrations in these operating instructions
The procedure is described for DMC-FS7 as an example.
-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.
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Contents
Before Use
Information for Your Safety.......................2
Quick Guide..............................................8
Standard Accessories...............................9
Names of the Components.....................10
Preparation
Charging the Battery...............................12
• About the Battery (charging/number
of recordable pictures)......................13
Inserting and Removing the Card
(optional)/the Battery ..............................14
About the Built-in Memory/the Card........16
Setting Date/Time (Clock Set)................18
• Changing the clock setting ...............18
Setting the Menu.....................................19
• Setting menu items...........................20
• Using the quick menu.......................21
About the Setup Menu............................22
Selecting the [REC] Mode ......................27
Basic
Taking pictures using the automatic
function (ñ: Intelligent Auto Mode)........28
• Scene detection................................29
• About the flash..................................30
• Settings in Intelligent auto mode ......30
Taking pictures with your favorite
settings (·: Normal picture mode).........31
• Focusing...........................................32
• When the subject is not in focus
(such as when it is not in the center
of the composition of the picture
you want to take)..............................32
• Preventing jitter (camera shake).......32
• Direction detection function ..............33
Taking Pictures with the Zoom ...............33
• Using the Optical Zoom/Using the
Extended Optical Zoom (EZ)/
Using the Digital Zoom.....................33
Playing back Pictures
([NORMAL PLAY])..................................34
• Displaying Multiple Screens
(Multi Playback)................................35
• Using the Playback Zoom.................35
• Switching the [PLAYBACK] mode ....36
Deleting Pictures.....................................36
• To delete a single picture..................36
• To delete multiple pictures (up to 50)
or all the pictures..............................37
Advanced (Recording pictures)
About the LCD Monitor...........................38
Taking Pictures using the
Built-in Flash...........................................39
• Switching to the appropriate flash
setting...............................................39
Taking Close-up Pictures........................42
Taking Pictures with the Self-timer .........43
Compensating the Exposure ..................44
Taking Pictures using Auto Bracket........45
Taking pictures that match the scene
being recorded (Scene mode) ................46
• Registering scenes in Scene mode
( : My scene mode).......................46
• Selecting the Scene mode for each
recording (¿: Scene mode).............47
* [PORTRAIT]................................47
+ [SOFT SKIN]...............................47
[TRANSFORM] ..........................48
0 [SELF PORTRAIT]......................48
, [SCENERY] ................................48
- [SPORTS]...................................49
. [NIGHT PORTRAIT] ...................49
/ [NIGHT SCENERY]....................49
1 [FOOD] ......................................49
2 [PARTY]......................................50
3 [CANDLE LIGHT]........................50
: [BABY1]/; [BABY2]..................50
í [PET]...........................................51
ï [SUNSET]...................................51
9 [HIGH SENS.].............................51
ô [HI-SPEED BURST]....................52
[FLASH BURST] ........................52
5 [STARRY SKY]...........................53
4 [FIREWORKS]............................53
6 [BEACH] .....................................53
8 [SNOW].......................................54
7 [AERIAL PHOTO].......................54
[FILM GRAIN].............................54
[PHOTO FRAME].......................54
Motion Picture Mode...............................55
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Useful Functions at Travel
Destinations............................................56
• Recording which Day of the
Vacation You Take the Picture.........56
• Recording Dates/Times at Overseas
Travel Destinations (World Time).....58
Using the [REC] Mode Menu..................59
@ [PICTURE SIZE]...........................59
A [QUALITY]...................................60
? [ASPECT RATIO] .......................60
[INTELLIGENT ISO]...................61
> [SENSITIVITY]............................61
= [WHITE BALANCE] ....................62
[AF MODE].................................63
˜ [BURST]......................................64
) [DIGITAL ZOOM]........................65
H [COLOR MODE] ..........................65
[STABILIZER] ............................65
F [AF ASSIST LAMP]...................66
U [CLOCK SET]...............................66
Advanced (Playback)
Playing Back Pictures in Sequence
(Slide Show) ...........................................67
Selecting Pictures and Playing them
Back ([CATEGORY PLAY]/
[FAVORITE PLAY]) .................................69
• [CATEGORY PLAY] .........................69
• [FAVORITE PLAY]............................70
Playing Back Motion Pictures .................70
Using the [PLAYBACK] mode menu.......71
[CALENDAR]..............................71
[TITLE EDIT]..............................72
[TEXT STAMP]...........................73
Q [RESIZE]
Reducing the picture size
(number of pixels).............................74
[TRIMMING]...............................75
M [ROTATE DISP.].........................76
Ü [FAVORITE].................................77
[PRINT SET]...............................78
P [PROTECT].................................79
S [COPY] ......................................80
Connecting to other equipment
Connecting to a PC.................................81
Printing the Pictures................................84
• Selecting a single picture and
printing it...........................................85
• Selecting multiple pictures and
printing them.....................................85
• Print Settings ....................................86
Playing Back Pictures on a
TV Screen...............................................88
• Playing back pictures using the AV
cable.................................................88
• Playing back pictures on a TV with
an SD Memory Card slot..................88
Others
Screen Display........................................89
Cautions for Use.....................................90
Message Display ....................................94
Troubleshooting......................................96
Number of Recordable Pictures and
Available Recording Time.....................103
Specifications........................................107
Digital Camera Accessory System........110
Digital Camera Accessory Order Form
(For USA and Puerto Rico
Customers) ...........................................111
Request for Service Notice
(For USA and Puerto Rico Only)...........112
Limited Warranty
(For USA and Puerto Rico Only)...........113
Customer Services Directory
(United States and Puerto Rico)...........115
Précautions à prendre
(pour le Canada)...................................116
Index.....................................................118
AF
CAL
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Before Use
Quick Guide
This is an overview of how to record and play back pictures with the camera. For each
step, be sure to refer to the pages indicated in brackets.
Charge the battery. (P12)
The battery is not charged when the
camera is shipped. Charge the battery
before use.
Insert the battery and the card.
(P14)
When you do not use the card, you can
record or play back pictures on the
built-in memory. (P16) Refer to P17
when you use a card.
Turn the camera on to take
pictures.
1Slide the [REC]/[PLAYBACK] selector
switch to [!].
2Press the shutter button to take
pictures. (P28)
Play back the pictures.
1Slide the [REC]/[PLAYBACK] selector
switch to [(].
2Select the picture you want to view.
(P34)
ON
OFF
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Standard Accessories
Check that all the accessories are included before using the camera.
1Battery Pack
(Indicated as battery in the text)
Charge the battery before use.
2 Battery Charger
(Indicated as charger in the text)
3 USB Connection Cable
4 AV Cable
(supplied for DMC-FS7/DMC-FS6,
not supplied for DMC-FS8)
5 CD-ROM
• Software:
Use it to install the software to your PC.
6 Hand Strap
7Battery Case
SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card and
MultiMediaCard are indicated as card in the
text.
The card is optional.
You can record or play back pictures on the
built-in memory when you are not using a
card.
For information about optional accessories,
refer to the “Digital Camera Accessory
System”. (P110)
If any accessories are lost, customers in the
USA and Puerto Rico should contact
Panasonic’s parts department at
1 800 833-9626 and customers in Canada
should contact 1 800 99-LUMIX
(1-800-995-8649) for further information about
obtaining replacement parts.
3
12
4
5
DMW-BCF10PP DE-A59B
VGQ0D56
6
7
VFC4297
K1HA08AD0002
(DMC-FS7P/
DMC-FS7PC)
K1HA08AD0001
(DMC-FS8P/
DMC-FS6P/
DMC-FS6PC)
K1HA08CD0028
(DMC-FS7P/
DMC-FS7PC)
K1HA08CD0027
(DMC-FS6P/
DMC-FS6PC)
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Names of the Components
1 Flash (P39)
2 Lens (P91)
3 Self-timer indicator (P43)
AF assist lamp (P66)
4 LCD monitor (P38, 89)
5 Status indicator (P15, 23, 28)
6 [MENU/SET] button (P18)
7 [DISPLAY] button (P38)
8 [Q.MENU] (P21)/Delete (P36) button
9 [MODE] button (P27)
10 [REC]/[PLAYBACK] selector switch
(P19)
11 Cursor buttons
A: 3/Exposure compensation (P44)/
Auto bracket (P45)
B: 4/Macro mode (P42)
C: 2/Self-timer button (P43)
D: 1/Flash setting button (P39)
In these operating instructions, the cursor buttons are described as shown in the
figure below or described with 3/4/2/1.
e.g.: When you press the 4 (down) button
or Press 4
123
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5786
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12 Camera ON/OFF switch (P18)
13 Zoom lever (P33)
14 Speaker (P70)
15 Microphone (P55)
16 Shutter button (P28, 55)
17 Intelligent auto button (P28)
18 Hand strap eyelet
Be sure to attach the hand strap when
using the camera to ensure that you will
not drop it.
19 Lens barrel
20 [AV OUT/DIGITAL] socket (P81, 84, 88)
21 Tripod receptacle
When you use a tripod, make sure the
tripod is stable when the camera is
attached to it.
22 Card/Battery door (P14, 16)
23 Release lever (P14)
24 DC coupler cover (P16)
When using an AC adaptor, ensure that
the Panasonic DC coupler (DMW-DCC4;
optional) and AC adaptor (DMW-AC5PP;
optional) are used. For connection details,
refer to P16.
12 13
14 15 16 17
19
20
18
21 22
2324
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Preparation
Preparation
Charging the Battery
About batteries that you can use with this unit
The battery that can be used with this unit is DMW-BCF10PP.
Use the dedicated charger and battery.
This unit has a function that can distinguish useable batteries. Exclusive batteries
(DMW-BCF10PP) are supported by this function. (Conventional batteries not supported
by this function cannot be used.)
The battery is not charged when the camera is shipped. Charge the battery before use.
Charge the battery with the charger indoors.
Charge the battery in a temperature between 10 oC to 35 oC (50 oF to 95 oF). (The battery
temperature should also be the same.)
It has been found that counterfeit battery packs which look very similar to the
genuine product are made available to purchase in some markets. Some of these
battery packs are not adequately protected with internal protection to meet the
requirements of appropriate safety standards. There is a possibility that these
battery packs may lead to fire or explosion. Please be advised that we are not
liable for any accident or failure occurring as a result of use of a counterfeit
battery pack. To ensure that safe products are used we would recommend that a
genuine Panasonic battery pack is used.
Attach the battery paying
attention to the direction of the
battery.
Connect the charger to the
electrical outlet.
Charging starts when the [CHARGE]
indicator A lights green.
Charging is complete when the
[CHARGE] indicator A turns off (after
approx. 130 min maximum).
Detach the battery after
charging is completed.
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When the [CHARGE] indicator flashes
The battery temperature is excessively high or low. The charging time will be longer than
normal. Also, charging may not be completed.
The terminals of the charger or the battery are dirty. In this case, wipe them with a dry cloth.
Note
After charging is completed, be sure to disconnect the power supply device from the electrical outlet.
The battery becomes warm after using it and during and after charging. The camera also
becomes warm during use. This is not a malfunction.
The battery will be exhausted if left for a long period of time after being charged.
The battery can be recharged even when it still has some charge left, but it is not
recommended that the battery charge be frequently topped up while the battery is fully
charged. (The battery has characteristics that will reduce its operating duration and cause the
battery to swell up.)
When the operating time of the camera becomes extremely short even after properly charging
the battery, the life of the battery may have expired. Buy a new battery.
Do not leave any metal items (such as clips) near the contact areas of the power plug.
Otherwise, a fire and/or electric shocks may be caused by short-circuiting or the
resulting heat generated.
Battery indication
The battery indication is displayed on the LCD monitor.
[It does not appear when you use the camera with the AC adaptor (DMW-AC5PP;
optional) connected.]
The indication turns red and blinks if the remaining battery power is exhausted. (The status
indicator blinks when the LCD monitor turns off.) Recharge the battery or replace it with a fully
charged battery.
The battery life
Recording conditions by CIPA standard
CIPA is an abbreviation of [Camera & Imaging Products Association].
• Temperature: 23 oC (73.4 oF)/Humidity: 50% when LCD monitor is on.¢
Using a Panasonic SD Memory Card (32 MB).
Using the supplied battery.
Starting recording 30 seconds after the camera is turned on. (When the Optical image stabilizer
function is set to [AUTO].)
Recording once every 30 seconds with full flash every second recording.
Rotating the zoom lever from Tele to Wide or vice versa in every recording.
Turning the camera off every 10 recordings and leaving it until the temperature of the battery
decreases.
¢The number of recordable pictures decreases in Auto Power LCD mode, Power LCD mode
and High angle mode (P23).
The number of recordable pictures varies depending on the recording interval time.
If the recording interval time becomes longer, the number of recordable pictures
decreases. [e.g. When recording once every 2 minutes, the number of recordable
pictures decreases to about 90 (DMC-FS7/DMC-FS8)/100 (DMC-FS6).]
About the Battery (charging/number of recordable pictures)
Number of recordable
pictures Approx. 360 pictures
Approx. 400 pictures (DMC-FS7/DMC-FS8)
(DMC-FS6) By CIPA standard in
normal picture mode
Recording time Approx. 180 min
Approx. 200 min (DMC-FS7/DMC-FS8)
(DMC-FS6)
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The number of recordable pictures and playback time will vary depending on the
operating conditions and storing condition of the battery.
Charging
Charging time and number of recordable pictures with the optional battery pack
(DMW-BCF10PP) are the same as above.
The charging time will vary slightly depending on the status of the battery and the
conditions in the charging environment.
When the charging has been completed successfully, the [CHARGE] indicator turns off.
Note
The battery may swell and its operating time may become shorter as the number of times it is
charged increases. For long term battery use, we recommend you do not frequently charge the
battery before it is exhausted.
The performance of the battery may temporarily deteriorate and the operating time may
become shorter in low temperature conditions (e.g. skiing/snowboarding).
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
(DMW-BCF10PP).
If you use other batteries, we cannot
guarantee the quality of this product.
Playback time Approx. 390 min
Approx. 450 min (DMC-FS7/DMC-FS8)
(DMC-FS6)
Charging time Approx. 130 min maximum
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Battery: Insert until it is locked by the
lever A being careful about the
direction you insert it. Pull the lever A
in the direction of the arrow to remove
the battery.
Card: Push it fully until it clicks being
careful about the direction you insert it.
To remove the card, push the card until
it clicks, then pull the card out upright.
B:Do not touch the connection terminals of the
card.
The card may be damaged if it is not fully inserted.
1: Close the card/battery door.
2: Slide the release lever in the
direction of the arrow.
If the card/battery door cannot be completely
closed, remove the card, check its direction and
then insert it again.
Note
Remove the battery after use. Store the removed battery in the battery case (supplied).
Do not remove the battery until the LCD monitor and the status indicator (green) turn off as the
settings on the camera may not be stored properly.
The supplied battery is designed only for the camera. Do not use it with any other equipment.
Before removing the card or battery, turn the camera off, and wait until the status indicator has
gone off completely. (Otherwise, this unit may no longer operate normally and the card itself
may be damaged or the recorded pictures may be lost.)
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Preparation
Using an AC adaptor (optional) and a DC coupler (optional) instead of the battery
Ensure that the AC adaptor (DMW-AC5PP;
optional) and DC coupler (DMW-DCC4; optional)
are purchased as a set. Do not use if sold
separately.
1Open the card/battery door.
2
Insert the DC coupler, being careful of the direction.
3Close the card/battery door.
Ensure that the card/battery door is closed.
4Open the DC coupler cover A.
If it is difficult to open, push open the coupler cover
from the interior with the card/battery door in an
open state.
5Plug the AC adaptor into an electrical outlet.
6Connect the AC adaptor B to the [DC IN] socket
C of the DC coupler.
D Align the marks, and insert.
Ensure that only the AC adaptor and DC coupler for this
camera are used. Using any other equipment may
cause damage.
Note
Always use a genuine Panasonic AC adaptor (DMW-AC5PP; optional).
Some tripods cannot be attached when the DC coupler is connected.
This unit cannot stand upright when the AC adaptor is connected. When operating it on a flat
surface, we recommend placing it on a soft cloth.
Make sure to unplug the AC adaptor when you open the card/battery door.
If the AC adaptor and DC coupler are not necessary, then remove them from the digital
camera. Also, please keep the DC coupler cover closed.
Also read the operating instructions for the AC adaptor and DC coupler.
For information about optional accessories, refer to the
Digital Camera Accessory System
. (P110)
We recommend you use a battery with sufficient battery power or the AC adaptor when
recording motion pictures.
If while recording motion pictures using the AC adaptor the power supply is cut off due to a power cut
or if the AC adaptor is disconnected etc., the motion picture being recorded will not be recorded.
About the Built-in Memory/the Card
The following operations can be performed using this unit.
When a card has not been inserted: Pictures can be recorded in
the built-in memory and played back.
When a card has been inserted: Pictures can be recorded on the
card and played back.
When using the built-in memory
k>ð (access indication¢)
When using the card
(access indication¢)
¢The access indication lights red when pictures are being recorded
on the built-in memory (or the card).
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Memory size: Approx. 50 MB
Recordable motion pictures: QVGA (320k240 pixels) only
The built-in memory can be used as a temporary storage device when the card being used
becomes full.
You can copy the recorded pictures to a card. (P80)
The access time for the built-in memory may be longer than the access time for a card.
The following types of cards can be used with this unit.
(These cards are indicated as card in the text.)
¢The SDHC Memory Card is a memory card standard decided by the SD Association in 2006
for high capacity memory cards more than 2 GB.
¢You can use an SDHC Memory Card in equipment that is compatible with SDHC Memory
Cards however you cannot use an SDHC Memory Card in equipment that is only compatible
with SD Memory Cards. (Always read the operating instructions for the equipment being
used.)
You can only use cards with SDHC logo (indicating compliance with the SD standard) if using
cards with 4 GB or more capacity.
Please confirm the latest information on the following website.
http://panasonic.co.jp/pavc/global/cs
(This Site is English only.)
Note
Do not turn this unit off, remove its battery or card, or disconnect the AC adaptor
(DMW-AC5PP; optional) when the access indication is lit [when pictures are being
written, read or deleted, or the built-in memory or the card is being formatted (P25)].
Furthermore, do not subject the camera to vibration, impact or static electricity.
The card or the data on the card may be damaged, and this unit may no longer operate
normally.
If operation fails due to vibration, impact or static electricity, perform the operation
again.
The data on the built-in memory or the card may be damaged or lost due to electromagnetic
waves, static electricity or breakdown of the camera or the card. We recommend storing
important data on a PC etc.
Do not format the card on your PC or other equipment. Format it on the camera only to ensure
proper operation. (P25)
Keep the Memory Card out of reach of children to prevent swallowing.
Built-in Memory
Card
Type of card Characteristics
SD Memory Card (8 MB to 2 GB)
(Formatted using the FAT12 or FAT16
format in compliance with the SD
standard)
Fast recording and writing speed
• Write-Protect switch A provided (When
this switch is set to the [LOCK] position,
no further data writing, deletion or
formatting is possible. The ability to
write, delete and format data is restored
when the switch is returned to its
original position.)
SDHC Memory Card (4 GB to
32 GB)¢
(Formatted using the FAT32 format in
compliance with the SD standard)
MultiMediaCard Still pictures only.
2
A
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Setting Date/Time (Clock Set)
The clock is not set when the camera is shipped.
Turn the camera on.
The [PLEASE SET THE CLOCK] message appears.
(This message does not appear in [PLAYBACK]
mode.)
A[MENU/SET] button
BCursor buttons
Press [MENU/SET].
A: Time at the home area
B: Time at the travel destination (P58)
: Cancel without setting the clock.
Select either [24HRS] or [AM/PM] for the time display
format.
AM/PM is displayed when [AM/PM] is selected.
When [AM/PM] is selected as the time display format, midnight is displayed as AM
12:00 and noon is displayed as PM 12:00. This display format is common in North
America and elsewhere.
Press [MENU/SET] to set.
After completing the clock settings, turn the camera off. Then turn the camera back on,
switch to Recording mode, and check that the display reflects the settings that were
performed.
When [MENU/SET] has been pressed to complete the settings without the clock having
been set, set the clock correctly by following the “Changing the clock setting” procedure
below.
Select [CLOCK SET] in the [REC] or [SETUP] menu, and press 1. (P20)
It can be changed in steps 3 and 4 to set the clock.
The clock setting is maintained for 3 months using the built-in clock battery even
without the battery. (Leave the charged battery in the unit for 24 hours to charge the
built-in battery.)
Press 2/1 to select the items (year,
month, day, hour, minute, display
sequence or time display format), and
press 3/4 to set.
Changing the clock setting
ON
OFF
/SET
MENU
:
:
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Note
The clock is displayed when [DISPLAY] is pressed several times during recording.
You can set the year from 2000 to 2099.
If the clock is not set, the correct date cannot be printed when you stamp the date on the
pictures with [TEXT STAMP] (P73) or order a photo studio to print the pictures.
If the clock is set, the correct date can be printed even if the date is not displayed on the screen of the camera.
Setting the Menu
The camera comes with menus that allow you to set the settings for taking pictures and playing them
back just as you like and menus that enable you to have more fun with the camera and use it more easily.
In particular, the [SETUP] menu contains some important settings relating to the camera’s
clock and power. Check the settings of this menu before proceeding to use the camera.
A[REC]/[PLAYBACK] selector switch
Note
Due to the camera’s specifications, it may not be possible to set some of the functions or
some functions may not work in some of the conditions under which the camera is used.
( [PLAYBACK] mode menu (P71 to 80) ! [REC] mode menu (P59 to 66)
This menu lets you
set the protection,
trimming or print
settings (DPOF), etc.
of recorded pictures.
This menu lets you
set the coloring,
sensitivity, aspect
ratio, number of pixels
and other aspects of
the pictures you are
recording.
[SETUP] menu (P22 to 26)
This menu lets you perform the clock settings, select the operating
beep tone settings and set other settings which make it easier for you
to operate the camera.
The [SETUP] menu can be set from either the [REC MODE] or
[PLAYBACK MODE].
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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 [Ø] to [š] in the normal picture mode
Setting menu items
Turn the camera on.
A[MENU/SET] button
B[REC]/[PLAYBACK] selector switch
C[MODE] button
Slide the [REC]/[PLAYBACK] selector
switch to [!], and then press [MODE].
When selecting the [PLAYBACK] mode menu settings,
set the [REC]/[PLAYBACK] selector switch to [(], and
proceed to step 4.
Press 3/4 to select [NORMAL PICTURE],
and then press [MENU/SET].
Press [MENU/SET] to display the menu.
You can switch menu screens from any menu item by
rotating the zoom lever.
Switching to the [SETUP] menu
Press 2.
Press 4 to select the [SETUP] menu
icon .
Press 1.
Select a menu item next and set it.
ON
OFF
/SET
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Press [MENU/SET] to close the menu.
By using the quick menu, some of the menu settings can be easily found.
Some of the menu items cannot be set by the modes.
When [DISPLAY] is pressed while [STABILIZER] (P65) is selected, [JITTER, SUBJ. MOVE
DEMO.] can be displayed.
Press 3/4 to select [AF MODE].
Select the item at the very bottom, and press 4 to
move to the second screen.
Press 1.
Depending on the item, its setting may not appear or it
may be displayed in a different way.
Press 3/4 to select [š].
Press [MENU/SET] to set.
Using the quick menu
Press and hold [Q.MENU] when recording.
Press 3/4/2/1 to select the menu item
and the setting and then press [MENU/SET]
to close the menu.
AThe items to be set and the settings are displayed.
/SET
MENU
Q.MENU
A
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About the Setup Menu
[CLOCK SET], [ECONOMY] and [AUTO REVIEW] are important items. Check their
settings before using them.
In the Intelligent auto mode, only [CLOCK SET], [WORLD TIME], [BEEP] and [LANGUAGE]
can be set.
For details on how to select the [SETUP] menu settings, refer to P20.
Refer to P18 for details.
Refer to P58 for details.
Refer to P56 for details.
When you connect the camera to a TV, the volume of the TV speakers does not change.
U [CLOCK SET] Setting Date/Time.
[WORLD TIME]
Set the time in your home area and travel destination.
[DESTINATION]:
Travel destination area
[HOME]:
Your home area
[TRAVEL DATE]
Set the departure date and the return date of the vacation.
[TRAVEL SETUP]:
[OFF]/[SET] [LOCATION]:
[OFF]/[SET]
r [BEEP]
This allows you to set the beep and shutter sound.
r [BEEP LEVEL]:
[s] (Muted)
[t] (Low)
[u] (High)
[SHUTTER VOL.]:
[] (Muted)
[ ] (Low)
[ ] (High)
[BEEP TONE]:
[]/[]/[] [SHUTTER TONE]:
[]/[]/[]
u [VOLUME] Adjust the volume of the speaker to any of 7 levels.
[MONITOR] Adjust the brightness of the LCD monitor in 7 steps.
1
2
3
1
2
3
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High angle mode is also canceled if you turn the camera off or [POWER SAVE] is activated.
The brightness of the pictures displayed on the LCD monitor is increased so some subjects
may appear differently from actuality on the LCD monitor. However, this does not affect the
recorded pictures.
The LCD monitor automatically returns to normal brightness after 30 seconds when recording
in Power LCD mode. Press any button to make the LCD monitor bright again.
If the screen is difficult to see because of light from the sun etc. shining on it, use your hand or
another object to block the light.
The number of recordable pictures decreases in Auto Power LCD mode, Power LCD mode and
High angle mode.
[AUTO POWER LCD] and [HIGH ANGLE] cannot be selected in Playback mode.
Press the shutter button halfway or turn the camera off and on to cancel [POWER SAVE].
[POWER SAVE] is set to [5MIN.] in the Intelligent auto mode.
[POWER SAVE] is fixed to [2MIN.] when [AUTO LCD OFF] is set to [15SEC.] or [30SEC.].
The status indicator lights while the LCD monitor is turned off. Press any button to turn on the
LCD monitor again.
[AUTO LCD OFF] does not work while operating menu or playback zoom.
[POWER SAVE] does not work in the following cases.
[LCD MODE]
These menu settings make it easier to see the LCD monitor when
you are in bright places or when you are holding the camera high
above your head.
[OFF]
[AUTO POWER LCD]:
The brightness is adjusted automatically depending on how bright
it is around the camera.
[POWER LCD]:
The LCD monitor becomes brighter and easier to see even when
taking pictures outdoors.
Å [HIGH ANGLE]:
The LCD monitor is easier to see when taking pictures with the
camera held high above your head.
[DISPLAY SIZE] Change the display size of some icons and menu screens.
[STANDARD]/[LARGE]
[FOCUS ICON] Change the focus icon.
[ ]/[ ]/[ ]/[ ]/[ ]/[ ]
q [ECONOMY]
You can conserve the battery life by setting these menus.
p [POWER SAVE]:
The camera is automatically turned off if the camera has not been
used for the time selected on the setting.
[OFF]/[2MIN.]/[5MIN.]/[10MIN.]
[AUTO LCD OFF]:
The LCD monitor is automatically turned off if the camera has not
been used for the time selected on the setting.
[OFF]/[15SEC.]/[30SEC.]
LCD
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When using the AC adaptor
When connecting to a PC or a printer
When recording or playing back motion pictures
During a slide show
–[AUTO DEMO]
[AUTO LCD OFF] does not work in the following cases.
When using the AC adaptor
When connecting to a PC or a printer
While the self-timer is set
While recording motion pictures
While the menu screen is displayed
–[AUTO DEMO]
[AUTO REVIEW] is activated regardless of its setting when using Auto bracket (P45),
[HI-SPEED BURST] (P52), [FLASH BURST] (P52) and [PHOTO FRAME] (P54) in Scene
mode and [BURST] (P64). (The pictures cannot be enlarged.)
In Intelligent auto mode, the Auto review function is fixed to [2SEC.].
[AUTO REVIEW] does not work in Motion picture mode.
The folder number is updated and the file number starts from 0001. (P83)
A folder number between 100 and 999 can be assigned.
When the folder number reaches 999, the number cannot be reset. We recommend formatting
the card (P25) after saving the data on a PC or elsewhere.
To reset the folder number to 100, format the built-in memory or the card first and then use this
function to reset the file number.
A reset screen for the folder number will then appear. Select [YES] to reset the folder number.
When the [RESET] setting is selected during recording, the operation that resets the lens is
also performed at the same time. You will hear the sound of the lens operating but this is
normal and not indicative of malfunctioning.
When [SETUP] menu settings are reset, the following settings are also reset. In addition,
[FAVORITE] (P77) in [PLAYBACK] mode menu is set to [OFF], and [ROTATE DISP.] (P76) is
set to [ON].
The setting and registration for My scene mode (P46)
The birthday and name settings for [BABY1]/[BABY2] (P50) and [PET] (P51) in Scene mode.
The settings of [TRAVEL DATE] (P56) (departure date, return date, location)
The [WORLD TIME] (P58) setting.
The folder number and the clock setting are not changed.
o [AUTO REVIEW]
Set the length of time that the picture is displayed after taking it.
[OFF]
[1SEC.]
[2SEC.]
[HOLD]: The pictures are displayed until one any of the buttons
is pressed.
[ZOOM]: The picture is displayed for 1 second and then
enlarged 4k and displayed for 1 more second.
v [NO.RESET] Reset the file number of the next recording to 0001.
w [RESET] The [REC] or [SETUP] menu settings are reset to the initial
settings.
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When [PC] is selected, the camera is connected via the “USB Mass Storage” communication
system.
When [PictBridge(PTP)] is selected, the camera is connected via the “PTP (Picture Transfer
Protocol)” communication system.
This will work when the AV cable (P88) is connected.
Use a battery with sufficient battery power or the AC adaptor (DMW-AC5PP; optional) and DC
coupler (DMW-DCC4; optional) when formatting. Do not turn the camera off during formatting.
If a card has been inserted, only the card is formatted. To format the built-in memory, remove
the card.
If the card has been formatted on a PC or other equipment, format it on the camera again.
It may take longer to format the built-in memory than the card.
If the built-in memory or the card cannot be formatted, consult your nearest Service Center.
x [USB MODE]
Select the USB communication system after or before connecting
the camera to your PC or your printer with the USB connection
cable (supplied).
y [SELECT ON CONNECTION]:
Select either [PC] or [PictBridge(PTP)] if you connected the
camera to a PC or a printer supporting PictBridge.
{ [PictBridge(PTP)]:
Set after or before connecting to a printer supporting PictBridge.
z [PC]:
Set after or before connecting to a PC.
[TV ASPECT]
Set to match the type of TV.
(Playback mode only)
[W]: When connecting to a 16:9 screen TV.
[X]: When connecting to a 4:3 screen TV.
[VERSION DISP.]
It is possible to check which version of
firmware is on the camera.
[FORMAT] The built-in memory or card is formatted. Formatting irretrievably
deletes all the data so check the data carefully before formatting.
For Canadian assistance, please call:
1-800-99-LUMIX (1-800-995-8649) or
send e-mail to: lumixconcierge@ca.panasonic.com
For USA and Puerto Rico assistance, please call:
1-800-211-PANA(7262) or, contact us via the web at:
http://www.panasonic.com/contactinfo
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If you set a different language by mistake, select [~] from the menu icons to set the desired
language.
In Playback mode, [JITTER, SUBJ. MOVE DEMO.] cannot be displayed.
Press [DISPLAY] to close [JITTER, SUBJ. MOVE DEMO.].
[JITTER, SUBJ. MOVE DEMO.] is an approximation.
[AUTO DEMO] has no TV output capability.
~ [LANGUAGE]
Set the language displayed on the screen.
[ENGLISH]/[DEUTSCH]¢/[FRANÇAIS]¢/[ESPAÑOL]/
[ITALIANO]¢/[繁體中文]¢/[¢]¢
¢Not displayed on DMC-FS7P/DMC-FS8P/DMC-FS6P
[DEMO MODE]
The camera automatically detects jitter and the movement of the
subject and displays these on the indicator. ([JITTER, SUBJ.
MOVE DEMO.])
The camera’s features are displayed as slide shows. ([AUTO
DEMO])
[JITTER, SUBJ. MOVE DEMO.]
AJitter detection demonstration
BMovement detection demonstration
[AUTO DEMO]:
[OFF]
[ON]
DEMO
A
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Selecting the [REC] Mode
When the [REC] mode is selected, the camera can be set to the Intelligent auto mode in
which the optimal settings are established in line with the subject to be recorded and the
recording conditions, or to the Scene mode which enables you to take pictures that match
the scene being recorded.
List of [REC] modes
Note
When the mode has been switched from [PLAYBACK] mode to [REC] mode, the previously set
[REC] mode will be set.
Refer to P28 for details on selecting Intelligent auto mode.
Turn the camera on.
A[MENU/SET] button
B[REC]/[PLAYBACK] selector switch
C[MODE] button
Slide the [REC]/[PLAYBACK] selector
switch to [!].
Press [MODE].
Press 3/4 to select the mode.
Press [MENU/SET].
¦ Intelligent auto mode (P28)
The subjects are recorded using settings automatically selected by the camera.
! Normal picture mode (P31)
The subjects are recorded using your own settings.
My scene mode (P46)
Pictures are taken using previously registered recording scenes.
Û Scene mode (P46)
This allows you to take pictures that match the scene being recorded.
$ Motion picture mode (P55)
This mode allows you to record motion pictures with audio.
ON
OFF
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[REC] mode: ñ
Basic
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.
The following functions are activated automatically.
Scene detection/[STABILIZER]/[INTELLIGENT ISO]/Face detection/Backlight
Compensation/Digital Red-eye Correction
Slide the [REC]/[PLAYBACK] selector switch to [!], and then press
[MODE].
Press 3/4 to select [INTELLIGENT AUTO], and then press [MENU/
SET].
You can quickly switch to Intelligent auto mode by pressing [¦] A when the [REC]/
[PLAYBACK] selector switch is set to record. Pressing [¦] again takes you back to the
previous mode.
The status indicator 3 lights when you
turn this unit on 2. (It turns off after about
1 second.)
(1: Shutter button)
Hold the camera gently with both hands,
keep your arms still at your side and stand
with your feet slightly apart.
BFlash
CAF assist lamp
Press the shutter button halfway to focus.
The focus indication 1 (green) lights when the subject
is focused.
The AF area 2 is displayed around the subject’s face
by the face detection function. In other cases, it is
displayed at the point on the subject which is in focus.
The focus range is 5 cm (0.17 feet) (Wide)/50 cm
(1.64 feet) (Tele) to .
The maximum close-up distance (the shortest distance
at which the subject can be taken) differs depending on
the zoom magnification.
1
2
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When taking pictures using the flash (P39)
When taking pictures using the zoom (P33)
Note
Be careful not to move the camera when you press the shutter button.
Do not cover the flash or the AF assist lamp with your fingers or other objects.
Do not touch the front of the lens.
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.
•[¦] is set if none of the scenes are applicable, and the standard settings are set.
If a tripod is used, for instance, and the camera has judged that camera shake is minimal when
the Scene mode has been identified as [ ], the shutter speed will be set to a maximum of
8 seconds. Take care not to move the camera while taking pictures.
Face detection
When [ ] or [ ] is selected, the camera automatically detects a person’s face, and it will
adjust the focus and exposure (P63).
Note
Due to conditions such as the ones below, a different scene may be
identified for the same subject.
– Subject conditions: When the face is bright or dark, The size of the
subject, The distance to the subject, The contrast of the subject,
When the subject is moving, When zoom is used
– Recording conditions: Sunset, Sunrise, Under low brightness
conditions, When the camera is shaken
To take pictures in an intended scene, it is recommended that you take pictures in the
appropriate Recording mode.
The Backlight Compensation
Backlight refers to when light comes from the back of a subject.
In this case, the subject will become dark, so this function compensates the backlight by
brightening the whole of the picture automatically.
Press the shutter button fully (push it in
further), and take the picture.
The access indication (P16) lights red when pictures
are being recorded on the built-in memory (or the
card).
Scene detection
¦ >[i-PORTRAIT]
[i-SCENERY]
[i-MACRO]
[i-NIGHT PORTRAIT] Only when [] is selected
[i-NIGHT SCENERY] Only when [Œ] is selected
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When [] is selected, [ ], [ ] or [ ] is set depending on the type of subject and
brightness.
When [ ] or [ ] is set, the flash is activated twice.
Only the following functions can be set in this mode.
[REC] mode menu
– [PICTURE SIZE]¢ (P59)/[BURST] (P64)/[COLOR MODE]¢ (P65)
¢The settings which can be selected are different from when other [REC] modes are used.
[SETUP] menu
– [CLOCK SET]/[WORLD TIME]/[BEEP]/[LANGUAGE]
The settings of the following items are fixed.
The following functions cannot be used.
[AUTO LCD OFF]/[EXPOSURE]/[AUTO BRACKET]/[DIGITAL ZOOM]
The other items on the [SETUP] menu can be set in a mode such as the normal picture mode.
What is set will be reflected in the Intelligent auto mode.
About the flash
Settings in Intelligent auto mode
Item Settings
[ECONOMY]
([POWER SAVE]) (P23) [5MIN.]
[AUTO REVIEW] (P24) [2SEC.]
Flash (P39) /Œ
Self-timer (P43) 10 seconds/off
[QUALITY] (P60) A
[INTELLIGENT ISO] (P61)
[WHITE BALANCE] (P62) [AWB]
[AF MODE] (P63) š (Set to [ ] when a face cannot be detected)
[STABILIZER] (P65) [AUTO]
[AF ASSIST LAMP] (P66) [ON]
ISOMAX
1600
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[REC] mode: ·
Taking pictures with your favorite settings
(·: Normal picture mode)
The camera automatically sets the shutter speed and the aperture value according to the
brightness of the subject.
You can take pictures with greater freedom by changing various settings in [REC] menu.
To adjust the exposure and take pictures at times when the image appears too
dark (P44)
To adjust the colors and take pictures at times when the image appears too red
(P62)
Slide the [REC]/[PLAYBACK] selector
switch to [!], and then press [MODE].
A[MODE] button
B[REC]/[PLAYBACK] selector switch
Press 3/4 to select [NORMAL
PICTURE], and then press [MENU/SET].
To change the setting while taking pictures, refer
to “Using the [REC] Mode Menu” (P59).
C[MENU/SET] button
Aim the AF area at the point you want to
focus on.
Press the shutter button halfway to
focus.
The focus indication (green) lights when the
subject is focused.
The focus range is 50 cm (1.64 feet) to .
If pictures are to be taken at an even closer
range, refer to “Taking Close-up Pictures” (P42).
Press the halfway pressed shutter
button fully to take a picture.
The access indication lights (P16) red when
pictures are being recorded on the built-in
memory (or the card).
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Aim the AF area at the subject, and then press the shutter button halfway.
AFocus indication
BAF area (normal)
CAF area (when using the digital zoom or when it is dark)
DFocus range
EAperture value¢
FShutter speed¢
GISO sensitivity
¢If correct exposure cannot be achieved, it will be displayed in red.
(However, it will not be displayed in red when the flash is used.)
1Aim the AF area at the subject, and then press the shutter button halfway to fix the
focus and exposure.
2Press and hold the shutter button halfway while moving the camera as you
compose the picture.
You can repeatedly retry the actions in step 1
before pressing the shutter button fully.
We recommend that you use the face
detection function when taking pictures of
people. (P63)
Subject and recording conditions which are difficult to focus in
Fast-moving subjects, extremely bright subjects or subjects without contrast
When the recordable range display has appeared in red
When recording subjects through windows or near shiny objects
When it is dark or when jitter occurs
When the camera is too close to the subject or when taking a picture of both distant and near
subjects
When the jitter alert [ ] appears, use [STABILIZER] (P65), a tripod or the self-timer
(P43).
Shutter speed will be slower particularly in the following cases. Keep the camera still from the
moment the shutter button is pressed until the picture appears on the screen. We recommend
using a tripod.
In [NIGHT PORTRAIT], [NIGHT SCENERY], [PARTY], [CANDLE LIGHT], [STARRY SKY] or
[FIREWORKS] in Scene mode (P46)
Focusing
Focus When the subject is
focused When the subject
is not focused
Focus indication On Blinks
AF area White>Green White>Red
Sound Beeps 2 times Beeps 4 times
When the subject is not in focus (such as when it is not in the center of
the composition of the picture you want to take)
Preventing jitter (camera shake)
B
E
DFG
A
C
1/301/30F2.8F2.8
ISOISO
80 80
1/30F2.8
ISO
80
1/301/30F2.8F2.8
ISOISO
80 80
1/30F2.8
ISO
80
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Pictures recorded with the camera held vertically are played back vertically (rotated). (Only
when [ROTATE DISP.] (P76) is set to [ON])
Pictures may not be displayed vertically if they were taken with the camera aimed up or down.
Motion pictures taken with the camera held vertically are not displayed vertically.
[REC] mode: ñ· ¿n
Taking Pictures with the Zoom
You can zoom-in to make people and objects appear closer or zoom-out to record landscapes in
wide angle. To make subjects appear even closer [maximum of 7.1
k
(DMC-FS7/DMC-FS8)/6.4
k
(DMC-FS6)], do not set the picture size to the highest setting for each aspect ratio (
X
/
Y
/
W
).
Even higher levels of magnification are possible when [DIGITAL ZOOM] is set to [ON] in [REC] menu.
Types of zooms
• When using the zoom function, an estimate of the focus range will appear in conjunction
with the zoom display bar. (Example: 0.5 m (1.64 ft.) –)
¢The magnification level differs depending on [PICTURE SIZE] and [ASPECT RATIO] setting.
Direction detection function
Using the Optical Zoom/Using the Extended Optical Zoom (EZ)/Using
the Digital Zoom
To make subjects appear closer use (Tele)
Rotate the zoom lever towards Tele (T).
To make subjects appear further away use (Wide)
Rotate the zoom lever towards Wide (W).
Feature Optical zoom
Extended optical zoom (EZ)
Digital zoom
Maximum
magnification 4k
7.1k¢
(DMC-FS7/DMC-FS8)
6.4k¢
(DMC-FS6)
16k [including optical zoom
4k]
28.5k (DMC-FS7/DMC-FS8)
[including extended optical
zoom 7.1k]
25.5k (DMC-FS6) [including
extended optical zoom 6.4k]
Picture
quality No deterioration No deterioration
The higher the magnification level,
the greater the deterioration.
Conditions None [PICTURE SIZE] with
(P59) is selected. [DIGITAL ZOOM] (P65) on the
[REC] menu is set to [ON].
Screen
display
A [ ] is displayed.
BThe digital zoom range is
displayed.
T
W
T
W
A
T
W
T
W
B
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Extended optical zoom mechanism
When you set the picture size to [ ] (3 million pixels), the 10M (10.1 million pixels)
(DMC-FS7/DMC-FS8)/8M (8.1 million pixels) (DMC-FS6) CCD area is cropped to the
center 3M (3 million pixels) area, allowing a picture with a higher zoom effect.
Note
The digital zoom cannot be set when õ has been selected.
The indicated zoom magnification is an approximation.
“EZ” is an abbreviation of “Extended optical Zoom”.
The optical zoom is set to Wide (1k) when the camera is turned on.
If you use the zoom function after focusing on the subject, focus on the subject again.
The lens barrel extends or retracts according to the zoom position. Take care not to interrupt
the motion of the lens barrel while the zoom lever is rotated.
When using the digital zoom, [STABILIZER] may not be effective.
When using the digital zoom, we recommend using a tripod and the self-timer (P43) for taking
pictures.
The extended optical zoom cannot be used in the following cases.
In Macro zoom mode
In [TRANSFORM], [HIGH SENS.], [HI-SPEED BURST], [FLASH BURST], [FILM GRAIN] or
[PHOTO FRAME] in Scene mode
In Motion picture mode
[DIGITAL ZOOM] cannot be used in the following cases.
In [TRANSFORM], [SPORTS], [BABY1]/[BABY2], [PET], [HIGH SENS.],
[HI-SPEED BURST], [FLASH BURST], [FILM GRAIN] or [PHOTO FRAME] in Scene mode
When [INTELLIGENT ISO] is set
[PLAYBACK] mode: ¸
Playing back Pictures ([NORMAL PLAY])
Fast forwarding/Fast rewinding
Press and hold 2/1 during playback.
Slide the [REC]/[PLAYBACK] selector
switch A to [(].
Normal playback is set automatically in the
following cases.
When the mode was switched from the [REC] to
[PLAYBACK]
When the camera was turned on while the [REC]/
[PLAYBACK] selector switch was at [(].
Press 2/1 to select the picture.
2: Play back the previous picture
1: Play back the next picture
2: Fast rewind
1: Fast forward
B
A
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The file number A and the picture number B only change one by one. Release 2/1 when the
number of the desired picture appears to play back the picture.
If you keep pressing 2/1, the number of pictures forwarded/rewound increases.
Rotate the zoom lever towards [L] (W).
1 screen>12 screens>30 screens>Calendar screen
display (P71)
ANumber of the selected picture and the total number of
recorded pictures
Rotate the zoom lever towards [Z] (T) to return to the
previous screen.
Pictures are not rotated for display.
To return to normal playback
1Press 3/4/2/1 to select a picture.
An icon will be displayed depending on the recorded picture and the settings.
2Press [MENU/SET].
The picture that was selected will appear.
Note
This camera complies with the DCF standard “Design rule for Camera File system” established
by JEITA “Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association” and with Exif
“Exchangeable Image File Format”. Files which do not comply with the DCF standard cannot
be played back.
The lens barrel retracts about 15 seconds after switching from [REC] mode to [PLAYBACK]
mode.
If you want to save the enlarged picture, use the trimming function. (P75)
The playback zoom may not operate if pictures have been recorded with other equipment.
Playback zoom cannot be used during motion picture playback.
Displaying Multiple Screens (Multi Playback)
Using the Playback Zoom
Rotate the zoom lever towards [Z] (T).
1k>2k>4k>8k>16k
When you rotate the zoom lever towards [L] (W) after
enlarging the picture, the magnification becomes lower.
When you change the magnification, the zoom position
indication A appears for about 1 second, and the position of
the enlarged section can be moved by pressing 3/4/2/1.
The more a picture is enlarged, the more its quality
deteriorates.
When you move the position to be displayed, the zoom
position indication appears for about 1 second.
A
A
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[PLAYBACK] mode: ¸
Deleting Pictures
Once deleted, pictures cannot be recovered.
Pictures on the built-in memory or the card, which is being played back will be deleted.
Switching the [PLAYBACK] mode
1Press [MODE] during playback.
2Press 3/4 to select the item and then press
[MENU/SET].
[NORMAL PLAY] (P34)
All the pictures are played back.
[SLIDE SHOW] (P67)
The pictures are played back in sequence.
[CATEGORY PLAY] (P69)
The pictures grouped together in categories are played back.
[FAVORITE PLAY] (P70)¢
Your favorite pictures are played back.
¢ [FAVORITE PLAY] is not displayed when [FAVORITE] has not been set.
To delete a single picture
Select the picture to be deleted, and then
press [].
A[DISPLAY] button
B[] button
Press 2 to select [YES] and then press
[MENU/SET].
/SET
MENU
/SET
MENU
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When [DELETE ALL] has been selected with the [FAVORITE] (P77) setting
The selection screen is displayed again. Select [DELETE ALL] or
[ALL DELETE EXCEPTÜ], press 3 to select [YES] and delete the pictures.
([ALL DELETE EXCEPTÜ] cannot be selected if no pictures have been set as
[FAVORITE].)
Note
Do not turn the camera off while deleting (while [] is displayed). Use a battery with sufficient
battery power or the AC adaptor (DMW-AC5PP; optional) and DC coupler (DMW-DCC4;
optional).
If you press [MENU/SET] while deleting pictures using [DELETE MULTI], [DELETE ALL] or
[ALL DELETE EXCEPT Ü], the deleting will stop halfway.
Depending on the number of pictures to be deleted, it may take some time to delete them.
If pictures do not conform to the DCF standard or are protected (P79), they will not be
deleted even if [DELETE ALL] or [ALL DELETE EXCEPTÜ] is selected.
To delete multiple pictures (up to 50) or all the pictures
Press [].
Press 3/4 to select [DELETE MULTI] or [DELETE ALL] and then
press [MENU/SET].
•[DELETEALL] > step 5.
Press 3/4/2/1 to select the picture, and
then press [DISPLAY] to set. (Repeat this
step.)
[ ] appears on the selected pictures. If [DISPLAY] is
pressed again, the setting is canceled.
Press [MENU/SET].
Press 3 to select [YES] and then press [MENU/SET] to set.
DISPLAY
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Advanced (Recording pictures)
About the LCD Monitor
Press [DISPLAY] to change.
ALCD monitor
B[DISPLAY] button
When the menu screen appears, the [DISPLAY] button is not
activated. During playback zoom (P35), while playing back motion
pictures (P70) and during a slide show (P67), you can only select
Normal display F or No display H.
In Recording mode
In Playback mode
Note
In [NIGHT PORTRAIT], [NIGHT SCENERY], [STARRY SKY] and [FIREWORKS] in Scene
mode, the guideline is gray. (P46)
In [PHOTO FRAME] in scene mode, the guideline is not displayed. (P46)
Recording guideline
When you align the subject on the horizontal and vertical guidelines
or the cross point of these lines, you can take pictures with
well-designed composition by viewing the size, the slope and the
balance of the subject.
This is used when dividing the entire screen into 3k3 for taking
pictures with a well-balanced composition.
CNormal display
DNo display
ENo display (Recording
guideline)
FNormal display
GDisplay with recording
information
HNo display
9
9

ISO
ISO
100
100
AWB
AWB
ISO
100
AWB

1/9
1/9
1/9
100_0001
100_0001
100_0001
2
months
10
days
2
months
10
days
2
months
10
days
1ST DAY
1ST DAY
1ST DAY
1/9
1/9
1/9
100_0001
100_0001
100_0001
F3.3 1/30
F3.3 1/30
F3.3 1/30
10:00 DEC. 1.2009
10:00 DEC. 1.2009
10:00 DEC. 1.2009 10:00 DEC. 1.2009
10:00 DEC. 1.2009
10:00 DEC. 1.2009
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[REC] mode: ñ· ¿
Taking Pictures using the Built-in Flash
Set the flash to match the recording.
Press 1 [].
Press 3/4 to select a mode.
You can also press 1 [] to select.
For information about flash settings that can be selected, refer to
“Available flash settings by Recording mode”. (P40)
Press [MENU/SET].
You can also press the shutter button halfway to finish.
The menu screen disappears after about 5 seconds. At this time, the selected item is automatically set.
¢The flash is activated twice. The subject should not move until the second flash is
activated. Interval until the second flash depends on the brightness of the subject.
APhoto flash
Do not cover it with your fingers or other objects.
Switching to the appropriate flash setting
Item Description of settings
: AUTO
The flash is automatically activated when the recording conditions make it necessary.
:
AUTO/Red-eye
reduction¢
The flash is automatically activated when the recording conditions make it necessary.
It is activated once before the actual recording to reduce the red-eye
phenomenon (eyes of the subject appearing red in the picture) and then
activated again for the actual recording.
Use this when you take pictures of people in low lighting conditions.
:
Forced flash ON
:
Forced ON/
Red-eye
reduction¢
The flash is activated every time regardless of the recording conditions.
Use this when your subject is back-lit or under fluorescent light.
The flash setting is set to [ ] only when you set [PARTY] or
[CANDLE LIGHT] in Scene mode. (P46)
:
Slow sync./
Red-eye
reduction¢
If you take a picture with a dark background landscape, this feature will slow the
shutter speed when the flash is activated so that the dark background landscape
will become bright. Simultaneously it reduces the red-eye phenomenon.
The flash setting is set to [ ] only when you set
[NIGHT PORTRAIT], [PARTY], [CANDLE LIGHT] in Scene mode (P46).
Œ:
Forced flash
OFF
The flash is not activated in any recording conditions.
Use this when you take pictures in places where the use of the flash
is not permitted.
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About the digital red-eye correction
When the flash is used with the Red-eye reduction ([ ], [ ], [ ]) selected, it will
automatically detect and correct the red-eye in the image data.
¢It may not be able to correct the red-eye depending on the recording conditions. It may also
correct objects other than red-eye.
Available flash settings by Recording mode
The available flash settings depend on the Recording mode.
(±: Available, —: Not available, ¥: Scene mode initial setting)
¢
When [
] is selected, [ ], [ ] or [ ] is set depending on the type of subject and brightness.
The flash setting may change if the Recording mode is changed. Set the flash setting again if necessary.
• The flash setting is memorized even if the camera is turned off. However, the Scene mode flash
setting is reset to the initial setting when the Scene mode is changed.
The available flash range to take pictures
The available flash range is an approximation.
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ISO sensitivity Available flash range
Wide Tele
AUTO 30 cm (0.99 feet) to 6.3 m (20.7 feet) 50 cm (1.64 feet) to 3.0 m (9.84 feet)
ISO80 30 cm (0.99 feet) to 1.7 m (5.58 feet) 50 cm (1.64 feet) to 80 cm (2.62 feet)
ISO100 30 cm (0.99 feet) to 2.0 m (6.56 feet) 50 cm (1.64 feet) to 90 cm (2.96 feet)
ISO200 40 cm (1.32 feet) to 2.8 m (9.18 feet) 50 cm (1.64 feet) to 1.3 m (4.26 feet)
ISO400 60 cm (1.97 feet) to 4.0 m (13.1 feet) 60 cm (1.97 feet) to 1.8 m (5.91 feet)
ISO800 80 cm (2.62 feet) to 5.6 m (18.4 feet) 60 cm (1.97 feet) to 2.6 m (8.53 feet)
ISO1600
1.15 m (3.77 feet) to 8.0 m (26.2 feet)
90 cm (2.96 feet) to 3.7 m (12.1 feet)
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In [HIGH SENS.] (P51) in Scene mode, the ISO sensitivity automatically switches to between
[ISO1600] and [ISO6400] and the available flash range also differs.
In [FLASH BURST] (P52) in Scene mode, the ISO sensitivity automatically switches to
between [ISO100] and [ISO3200] and the available flash range also differs.
Shutter speed for each flash setting
¢1The shutter speed changes depending on the [STABILIZER] (P65) setting.
¢2 When Intelligent ISO is set (P61)
¢1, 2: The shutter speed becomes a maximum of 1 second in the following cases.
– When the Optical image stabilizer is set to [OFF].
– When the camera has determined that there is little jitter when the Optical image stabilizer is
set to [MODE1], [MODE2] or [AUTO].
In Intelligent auto mode, shutter speed changes depending on the identified scene.
In Scene mode, shutter speed will be different from the above table.
Note
If you bring the flash too close to an object, the object may be distorted or discolored by the
heat or lighting from the flash.
When you take a picture beyond the available flash range, the exposure may not be adjusted
properly and the picture may become bright or dark.
When the flash is being charged, the flash icon blinks red, and you cannot take a picture even
when you press the shutter button fully. When [AUTO LCD OFF] is set, the LCD monitor
turns off and the status indicator lights.
The white balance may not be properly adjusted if the flash level is insufficient for the subject.
When the shutter speed is fast, the flash effect may not be sufficient.
It may take time to charge the flash if you repeat taking a picture. Take a picture after the
access indication disappears.
The red-eye reduction effect differs between people. Also, if the subject was far away from the
camera or was not looking at the first flash, the effect may not be evident.
Wide:
Approx. 1.15 m (3.77 feet) to approx. 16.0 m (52.5 feet)
Tele:
Approx. 90 cm (2.96 feet) to approx. 7.5 m (24.6 feet)
Wide:
Approx. 30 cm (0.99 feet) to approx. 4.0 m (13.1 feet)
Tele:
Approx. 50 cm (1.64 feet) to approx. 1.9 m (6.23 feet)
Flash setting Shutter speed (Sec.) Flash setting Shutter speed (Sec.)
1/30 to 1/2000 1 or 1/8 to 1/2000¢1
1 or 1/4 to 1/2000¢2
Œ
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[REC] mode: ·n
Taking Close-up Pictures
This mode allows you to take close-up pictures of a subject, e.g. when taking pictures of
flowers. You can take pictures of a subject as close as 5 cm (0.17 feet) from the lens by
rotating the zoom lever upmost to Wide (1k). (AF macro mode)
You can take a picture with the digital zoom up to 3k while maintaining the distance to the
subject for the extreme Wide position [5 cm (0.17 feet)]. (Macro zoom mode)
Press 4 [#].
Press 3/4 to select a mode.
Press [MENU/SET].
You can also press the shutter button halfway to
finish.
The menu screen disappears after about 5 seconds.
At this time, the selected item is automatically set.
Press the shutter button halfway to focus
and then press it fully to take the picture.
AFocus range
[ ] is displayed during AF macro mode and [ ]
is displayed during Macro zoom mode.
To cancel, select [OFF] in step 2.
Zoom range, focus range, and zoom magnification
are displayed during zooming. Zoom range will be
displayed in blue (digital zoom range) during Macro
zoom mode.
Focus range in AF macro mode
¢The focus range changes in steps.
Focus range will be 5 cm (0.17 feet) to
during macro zoom mode regardless of the zoom position.
Note
We recommend using a tripod and the self-timer.
We recommend setting the flash to [Œ] when you take pictures at close range.
If the distance between the camera and the subject is beyond the focus range of the camera,
the picture may not be properly focused even if the focus indication lights.
When a subject is close to the camera, the effective focus range is significantly narrowed.
Therefore, if the distance between the camera and the subject is changed after focusing on the
subject, it may become difficult to focus on it again.
A
T
W
5 cm (0.17 feet)
50 cm (1.64 feet)
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Macro mode gives priority to a subject close to the camera. Therefore, if the distance between
the camera and the subject is more than 50 cm (1.64 feet) it takes longer to focus on it.
When you take pictures at close range, the resolution of the periphery of the picture may
decrease slightly. This is not a malfunction.
The image quality when recording in [MACRO ZOOM] is poorer than during normal recording.
The extended optical zoom will not function when [MACRO ZOOM] is set.
[REC] mode: ñ· ¿
Taking Pictures with the Self-timer
Note
When using a tripod etc., setting the self-timer to 2 seconds is a convenient way to avoid the
jitter caused by pressing the shutter button.
When you press the shutter button once fully, the subject is automatically focused just before
recording. In dark places, the self-timer indicator will blink and then may turn on brightly
operating as an AF assist lamp (P66) to allow the camera to focus on the subject.
We recommend using a tripod when recording with the self-timer.
The number of pictures which can be taken in [BURST] is fixed to 3.
The number of pictures which can be taken in [FLASH BURST] in Scene mode is fixed to 5.
Self-timer cannot be set to 2 seconds in Intelligent auto mode.
Self-timer cannot be set to 10 seconds in [SELF PORTRAIT] in Scene mode.
Self-timer cannot be used while in [HI-SPEED BURST] in Scene mode.
Press 2 [ë].
Press 3/4 to select a mode.
You can also press 2 [ë] to select.
Press [MENU/SET].
You can also press the shutter button halfway to finish.
The menu screen disappears after about 5 seconds. At this time, the selected item is
automatically set.
Press the shutter button halfway to focus
and then press it fully to take the picture.
The self-timer indicator A blinks and the shutter is
activated after 10 seconds (or 2 seconds).
If you press [MENU/SET] while the self-timer is set, the
self-timer setting is canceled.
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[REC] mode: ·¿n
Compensating the Exposure
Use this function when you cannot achieve appropriate exposure due to the difference in
brightness between the subject and the background. Look at the following examples.
Note
EV is an abbreviation of [Exposure Value]. It refers to the amount of light given to the CCD by
the aperture value and the shutter speed.
The exposure compensation value appears on the lower left of the screen.
The set exposure value is memorized even if the camera is turned off.
The compensation range of the exposure will be limited depending on the brightness of the
subject.
Exposure compensation cannot be used when in [STARRY SKY] in Scene mode.
Underexposed Properly
exposed Overexposed
Compensate the exposure
towards positive. Compensate the exposure
towards negative.
Press 3 [È] until [EXPOSURE] appears,
compensate the exposure with 2/1.
Select [0 EV] to return to the original exposure.
Press [MENU/SET] to finish.
You can also press the shutter button halfway to finish.
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[REC] mode: ·¿
Taking Pictures using Auto Bracket
In this mode, 3 pictures are automatically recorded in the selected exposure
compensation range each time the shutter button is pressed. You can select the picture
with the desired exposure from the 3 pictures with different exposures.
With Auto bracket d1 EV
Note
When setting Auto bracket, [ ] appears on the screen.
When taking pictures using Auto bracket after setting the exposure compensation range, the
pictures taken are based on the selected exposure compensation range.
When the exposure is compensated, the exposure compensation value appears on the lower
left of the screen.
The Auto bracket setting is canceled if you turn the camera off or [POWER SAVE] is activated.
When Auto bracket is set, the Auto review function is activated regardless of the Auto review
setting. (The picture is not enlarged.) You cannot set the Auto review function in the [SETUP]
menu.
The exposure may not be compensated with Auto bracket depending on the brightness of the
subject.
•[Œ] is set for the flash when Auto bracket is set.
Burst is canceled when Auto bracket is set.
Auto bracket cannot be used when in [TRANSFORM], [HI-SPEED BURST], [FLASH BURST],
[STARRY SKY], [FILM GRAIN] and [PHOTO FRAME] in Scene mode.
1st picture 2nd picture 3rd picture
d0EV j1 EV i1 EV
Press 3 [È] several times until [AUTO BRACKET]
appears, set the compensation range of the
exposure with 2/1.
When you do not use Auto bracket, select [OFF] (0).
Press [MENU/SET] to finish.
You can also press the shutter button halfway to finish.
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[REC] mode: ¿
Taking pictures that match the scene being
recorded (Scene mode)
When you select a Scene mode to match the subject and recording situation, the camera
sets the optimal exposure and hue to obtain the desired picture.
In [MY SCENE MODE], you can register the Scene mode you use most frequently as one
of the Recording modes.
Slide the [REC]/[PLAYBACK] selector switch to [!], and then press
[MODE].
Press 3/4 to select [ ] ([MY SCENE MODE]), and
then press [MENU/SET].
If you have already registered My scene mode, the icon for the
registered Scene mode will be displayed, rather than [ ].
Press 3/4/2/1 to select the Scene mode.
Press [MENU/SET] to set.
The menu screen is switched to the recording screen in the
selected Scene mode.
The selected Scene mode is registered as My Scene mode, so
that the next time you are recording, you can select it from [REC MODE].
Changing My scene mode
1Press [MODE], select the third item from the top and press
[MENU/SET].
2Press [MENU/SET] to display the menu screen.
3Press 3 to select [¿], switch menus and press 1.
For details on switching menus, refer to P20.
4Press 3/4/2/1 to select the Scene mode.
5Press [MENU/SET] to set.
About the information
If you press [DISPLAY] when selecting a Scene mode, explanations about each Scene mode
are displayed. (If you press [DISPLAY] again, the screen returns to the Scene mode menu.)
Registering scenes in Scene mode ( : My scene mode)
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In [SCENE MODE], you can select the Scene mode each time you make a recording.
1In step 2, select [SCENE MODE] and press [MENU/SET].
2Press 3/4/2/1 to select the Scene mode, and then press [MENU/SET] to set.
The recording screen for the selected Scene mode will be displayed.
Note
To change the Scene mode, press [MENU/SET] and then press 1, and return to step 3.
The Scene mode flash setting is reset to the initial setting when the Scene mode is changed.
When you take a picture with a Scene mode that is not adequate for the purpose, the hue of the
picture may differ from the actual scene.
The following items cannot be set in Scene mode because the camera automatically adjusts
them to the optimal setting.
– [INTELLIGENT ISO]
– [SENSITIVITY]
–[COLORMODE]
Shutter speed for Scene modes, except [SPORTS], [NIGHT PORTRAIT], [NIGHT SCENERY],
[CANDLE LIGHT], [BABY1]/[BABY2], [PET], [FLASH BURST], [STARRY SKY] and
[FIREWORKS], will be from 1/8th of a second to 1/2000th of a second.
When taking pictures of people outdoors during the daytime, this mode allows you to
improve their appearance and make their skin tones look healthier.
Technique for Portrait mode
To make this mode more effective:
1Rotate the zoom lever as far as possible to Tele.
2Move close to the subject to make this mode more effective.
Note
ISO sensitivity is fixed to [ISO80].
The initial setting for [AF MODE] is [š].
When taking pictures of people outdoors during the daytime, this mode enables the texture
of their skin to appear even softer than with [PORTRAIT]. (It is effective when taking
pictures of people from the chest up.)
Technique for Soft skin mode
To make this mode more effective:
1Rotate the zoom lever as far as possible to Tele.
2Move close to the subject to make this mode more effective.
Note
If a part of the background etc. is a color close to skin color, this part is also smoothed.
This mode may not be effective when there is insufficient brightness.
ISO sensitivity is fixed to [ISO80].
The initial setting for [AF MODE] is [š].
Selecting the Scene mode for each recording (¿: Scene mode)
* [PORTRAIT]
+ [SOFT SKIN]
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Subject can be recorded either slim or stretched, and at the same time, skin can be
recorded smoothly.
1Press 3/4 to select the setting, and then press [MENU/
SET].
It can be set from the quick menu (P21).
2Take pictures.
Note
[PICTURE SIZE] and [ASPECT RATIO] are fixed as given below.
–[ ] for [X], [ ] for [Y] and [ ] for [W]
[QUALITY] is automatically fixed to [].
You can take pictures suitable for 4qk6q/10k15 cm printing.
The initial setting for [AF MODE] is [š].
Transform mode cannot be used without notifying the copyright owner, except for personal use.
Do not use the material against the public order and morals, or to offend someone.
Do not use the material against the object’s interest.
Select this to take pictures of yourself.
Technique for Self portrait mode
Press the shutter button halfway to focus. The self-timer indicator
lights up when you are brought into focus. Making sure you hold
the camera still, press the shutter button fully to take the picture.
The subject is not focused when the self-timer indicator is
blinking. Make sure to press the shutter button halfway again to
focus.
The recorded picture automatically appears on the LCD monitor
for reviewing.
If the picture is blurry due to the slow shutter speed, we recommend using the 2 second
self-timer.
Note
The focus range is about 30 cm (0.99 feet) to 1.2 m (3.94 feet) (Wide).
The zoom magnification is automatically moved to Wide (1k).
The self-timer can only be set to off or 2 seconds. If it is set to 2 seconds, this setting will
remain until the camera is turned off, the Scene mode is changed or [REC] mode or
[PLAYBACK] mode is selected.
The Stabilizer function mode is fixed to [MODE2]. (P65)
The initial setting for [AF MODE] is [š].
This allows you to take pictures of a wide landscape.
Note
The flash setting is fixed to [Œ].
The focus range is 5 m (16.4 feet) to .
[TRANSFORM]
0 [SELF PORTRAIT]
, [SCENERY]
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Set here when you want to take pictures of sports scenes or other fast-moving events.
Note
This mode is suitable for taking pictures of subjects at distances of 5 m (16.4 feet) or more.
[INTELLIGENT ISO] is activated, and maximum ISO sensitivity level becomes [ISO1600].
This allows you to take pictures of a person and the background with near real-life
brightness.
Technique for Night portrait mode
Use the flash. (You can set to [ ].)
Since the shutter speed becomes slower, we recommend using a tripod and the self-timer for
taking pictures.
Ask the subject not to move while taking a picture.
We recommend rotating the zoom lever to Wide (1k) and being about 1.5 m (4.92 feet) from
the subject when taking a picture.
Note
The shutter may remain closed (max. about 8 sec.) after taking the picture because of signal
processing. This is not a malfunction.
Noise may become visible when you take pictures in dark places.
The initial setting for [AF MODE] is [š].
This allows you to take vivid pictures of the nightscape.
Technique for Night scenery mode
When the camera is set to [STABILIZER] and there is very little jitter, or if [STABILIZER] is set
to [OFF], shutter speed may slow down up to 8 seconds. We recommend using the tripod and
the self-timer for taking pictures.
Note
The flash setting is fixed to [Œ].
The focus range is 5 m (16.4 feet) to .
The shutter may remain closed (max. about 8 sec.) after taking the picture because of signal
processing. This is not a malfunction.
Noise may become visible when you take pictures in dark places.
This mode allows you to take pictures of food with a natural hue without being affected by
the ambient light in restaurants etc.
Note
- [SPORTS]
. [NIGHT PORTRAIT]
The focus range is 1.2 m (3.94 feet) to 5 m (16.4 feet).
/ [NIGHT SCENERY]
1 [FOOD]
The focus range is 5 cm (0.17 feet) (Wide)/50 cm (1.64 feet) (Tele) to .
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Select this when you want to take pictures at a wedding reception, an indoor party etc.
This allows you to take pictures of people and the background with near real-life
brightness.
Technique for Party mode
Use the flash. (You can set to [ ] or [ ].)
We recommend using a tripod and the self-timer for taking pictures.
We recommend rotating the zoom lever to Wide (1k) and being about 1.5 m (4.92 feet) from
the subject when taking pictures.
Note
The initial setting for [AF MODE] is [š].
This mode allows you to take pictures with a candle-lit atmosphere.
Technique for Candle light mode
This is more effective when taking pictures without using the flash.
We recommend using a tripod and the self-timer for taking pictures.
Note
The shutter may remain closed (max. about 1 sec.) after taking the picture because of signal
processing. This is not a malfunction.
The initial setting for [AF MODE] is [š].
This takes pictures of a baby with a healthy complexion. When you use the flash, the light
from it is weaker than usual.
It is possible to set different birthdays and names for [BABY1] and [BABY2]. You can
select to have these appear at the time of playback, or have them stamped on the
recorded image using [TEXT STAMP] (P73).
Birthday/Name setting
1Press 3/4 to select [AGE] or [NAME] and then press 1.
2Press 3/4 to select [SET] and then press [MENU/SET].
3Enter the birthday or name.
Birthday:
2/1: Select the items (year/month/day).
3/4:Set.
[MENU/SET]: Exit.
Name: For details on how to enter characters, read the [TITLE EDIT] section on P72.
When the birthday or name is set, [AGE] or [NAME] is automatically set to [ON].
If [ON] is selected when the birthday or name has not been registered, the setting screen
appears automatically.
4Press [MENU/SET] to finish.
To cancel [AGE] and [NAME]
Select the [OFF] setting in step 2 of the “Birthday/Name setting” procedure.
2 [PARTY]
3 [CANDLE LIGHT]
The focus range is 5 cm (0.17 feet) (Wide)/50 cm (1.64 feet) (Tele) to .
: [BABY1]/; [BABY2]
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Note
The age and name can be printed out using the “PHOTOfunSTUDIO” bundled software on the
CD-ROM (supplied).
If [AGE] or [NAME] is set to [OFF] even when the birthday or name has been set, the age or
name will not be displayed. Before taking pictures, set [AGE] or [NAME] to [ON].
[INTELLIGENT ISO] is activated, and maximum ISO sensitivity level becomes [ISO1600].
If the camera is turned on with [BABY1]/[BABY2] set, the age and name are displayed at the
lower left of the screen for about 5 seconds, along with the current date and time.
If the age is not properly displayed, check the clock and birthday settings.
The birthday setting and name setting can be reset with [RESET].
The initial setting for [AF MODE] is [š].
Select this when you want to take pictures of a pet such as a dog or a cat.
You can set your pet’s birthday and name. You can select to have these appear at the time
of playback, or have them stamped on the recorded image using [TEXT STAMP] (P73).
For information about [AGE] or [NAME], refer to [BABY1]/[BABY2] on P50.
Note
The initial setting for the AF assist lamp is [OFF].
The initial setting for [AF MODE] is [Ø].
Refer to [BABY1]/[BABY2] for other information about this mode.
Select this when you want to take pictures of a sunset view. This allows you to take vivid
pictures of the red color of the sun.
Note
The flash setting is fixed to [Œ].
ISO sensitivity is fixed to [ISO80].
This mode minimizes the jitter of the subjects, and enables you to take pictures of these
subjects in dimly lit rooms. (Select this for high-sensitivity processing. The sensitivity
automatically switches to between [ISO1600] and [ISO6400].)
Picture size and aspect ratio
1Press 3/4 to select the picture size and aspect ratio and then press [MENU/
SET] to set.
3M (4:3), 2.5M (3:2) or 2M (16:9) is selected as the picture size.
2Take pictures.
Note
[QUALITY] is automatically fixed to [].
You can take pictures suitable for 4qk6q/10k15 cm printing.
The focus range is 5 cm (0.17 feet) (Wide)/50 cm (1.64 feet) (Tele) to .
í [PET]
ï [SUNSET]
9 [HIGH SENS.]
The focus range is 5 cm (0.17 feet) (Wide)/50 cm (1.64 feet) (Tele) to .
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This is a convenient mode for shooting rapid movement or a decisive moment.
Picture size and aspect ratio
1
Press
3
/
4
to select the picture size and aspect ratio and then press [MENU/SET] to set.
3M (4:3), 2.5M (3:2) or 2M (16:9) is selected as the picture size.
2Take pictures.
Still pictures are taken continuously while the shutter button is pressed fully.
The burst speed changes according to the recording conditions.
The number of burst recording pictures are limited by the picture-taking conditions and the type
and/or status of the card used.
The number of burst recording pictures increase immediately after formatting.
Note
The flash setting is fixed to [Œ].
[QUALITY] is automatically fixed to [].
You can take pictures suitable for 4qk6q/10k15 cm printing.
The focus, zoom, exposure, white balance, shutter speed and ISO sensitivity are fixed to the
settings for the first picture.
The ISO sensitivity automatically switches to between [ISO500] and [ISO800]. However, the
ISO sensitivity is increased to make the shutter speed become high-speed.
Depending on the operating conditions, it may take time to take the next picture if you repeat
taking a picture.
Still pictures are taken continuously with flash. It is convenient to take continuous still
pictures in dark places.
Picture size and aspect ratio
1
Press
3
/
4
to select the picture size and aspect ratio and then press [MENU/SET] to set.
3M (4:3), 2.5M (3:2) or 2M (16:9) is selected as the picture size.
2Take pictures.
Still pictures are taken continuously while the shutter button is pressed fully.
Note
[QUALITY] is automatically fixed to [].
You can take pictures suitable for 4qk6q/10k15 cm printing.
The focus, zoom, exposure, shutter speed, ISO sensitivity, and flash level are fixed to the
settings for the first picture.
The shutter speed becomes 1/30th of a second to 1/2000th of a second.
[INTELLIGENT ISO] is activated, and maximum ISO sensitivity level becomes [ISO3200].
See the Note on P41 when using the flash.
ô [HI-SPEED BURST]
Maximum Burst
speed DMC-FS7/DMC-FS8: approx. 6 pictures/second
DMC-FS6: approx. 5.5 pictures/second
Number of
recordable pictures approx. 10 (built-in memory)/approx. 10 to 100¢ (card)
¢the maximum is 100.
The focus range is 5 cm (0.17 feet) (Wide)/50 cm (1.64 feet) (Tele) to .
[FLASH BURST]
Number of recordable
pictures max. 5 pictures
The focus range is 5 cm (0.17 feet) (Wide)/50 cm (1.64 feet) (Tele) to .
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This allows you to take vivid pictures of a starry sky or a dark subject.
Setting the shutter speed
Select a shutter speed of [15 SEC.], [30 SEC.] or [60 SEC.].
1Press 3/4 to select the number of seconds and then press [MENU/SET].
It is also possible to change the number of seconds using the quick menu. (P21)
2Take pictures.
Press the shutter button fully to display the countdown screen. Do
not move the camera after this screen is displayed. When
countdown finishes, [PLEASE WAIT...] is displayed for the same
length of time as the set shutter speed for signal processing.
Press [MENU/SET] to stop taking the picture while the countdown
screen is displayed.
Technique for Starry sky mode
The shutter opens for 15, 30 or 60 seconds. Be sure to use a tripod. We also recommend
taking pictures with the self-timer.
Note
The flash setting is fixed to [Œ].
The Optical image stabilizer function is fixed to [OFF].
ISO sensitivity is fixed to [ISO80].
This mode allows you to take beautiful pictures of fireworks exploding in the night sky.
Technique for Fireworks mode
Since the shutter speed becomes slower, we recommend using a tripod.
Note
The flash setting is fixed to [Œ].
This mode is most effective when the subject is 10 m (32.8 feet) or more away.
The shutter speed becomes the following.
– When [OFF] is set on the Optical image stabilizer function: Fixed to 2 seconds
– When [AUTO], [MODE1] or [MODE2] is set on the Optical image stabilizer function: 1/4th of a
second or 2 seconds (The shutter speed becomes 2 seconds only when the camera has
determined that there is little jitter such as when using a tripod etc.)
– You can change the shutter speed by compensating the exposure.
The AF area is not displayed.
ISO sensitivity is fixed to [ISO80].
This allows you to take even more vivid pictures of the blue color of the sea, sky etc. It also
prevents underexposure of people under strong sunlight.
Note
The initial setting for [AF MODE] is [š].
Do not touch the camera with wet hands.
Sand or seawater will cause the camera to malfunction. Make sure that sand or seawater does
not get into the lens or the terminals.
Problems caused by sand or seawater are not covered by the product warranty.
5 [STARRY SKY]
4 [FIREWORKS]
6 [BEACH]
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This allows you to take pictures that show the snow as white as possible at a ski resort or
a snow-covered mountain.
This mode allows you to take pictures through an airplane window.
Technique for Aerial photo mode
We recommend using this technique if it is difficult to focus when taking pictures of clouds etc.
Aim the camera at something with high contrast, press the shutter button halfway to fix the
focus and then aim the camera at the subject and press the shutter button fully to take the
picture.
Note
The flash setting is fixed to [Œ].
The focus range is 5 m (16.4 feet) to .
Turn the camera off when taking off or landing.
When using the camera, follow all instructions from the cabin crew.
Be careful about the reflection from the window.
Picture is taken with a grainy texture as though blasted with sand.
Picture size and aspect ratio
1Press 3/4 to select the picture size and aspect ratio and then press [MENU/
SET] to set.
3M (4:3), 2.5M (3:2) or 2M (16:9) is selected as the picture size.
2Take pictures.
Note
[QUALITY] is automatically fixed to [].
You can take pictures suitable for 4qk6q/10k15 cm printing.
ISO sensitivity is fixed to [ISO1600].
Record the image with a frame around it.
Setting the frame
1Press 2/1 to select the frame to use, and then press [MENU/SET].
The number of pixels is fixed to 2M (4:3).
2Take pictures.
Note
[AUTO REVIEW] is fixed to [2SEC.].
The color of the frame displayed on the screen and the color of the frame around the actual
image may differ, but this is not a malfunction.
8 [SNOW]
7 [AERIAL PHOTO]
[FILM GRAIN]
The focus range is 5 cm (0.17 feet) (Wide)/50 cm (1.64 feet) (Tele) to .
[PHOTO FRAME]
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Motion Picture Mode
When you set the recording quality to [ ] or [ ], we recommend using a high-speed card
with “10MB/s” or greater displayed on the package.
Press [MENU/SET].
Press 3/4 to select [REC QUALITY] and then
press 1.
Press 3/4 to select the item and then press
[MENU/SET].
¢Cannot be recorded in the built-in memory.
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.
AAudio recording
The available recording time B is displayed on the top
right and the elapsed recording time C is displayed on
the bottom right of the screen.
After pressing the shutter button fully, release it straight
away. If the button is held down, the sound will not be
recorded for a few seconds when recording starts.
When the subject is focused, the focus indication lights.
The focus and zoom are fixed to the setting when
recording starts (the first frame).
The audio is also recorded simultaneously from the
built-in microphone on this unit. (Motion pictures
cannot be recorded without audio.)
Press the shutter button fully to stop recording.
If the built-in memory or the card becomes full in the middle of recording, the camera
stops recording automatically.
Changing the settings for the recording quality
Item Picture size fps Aspect ratio
¢848k480 pixels 30 16:9
¢640k480 pixels 30 4:3
320k240 pixels 30
C
A B
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Press [MENU/SET] to close the menu.
You can also press the shutter button halfway to close the menu.
Note
The flash setting is fixed to [Œ].
Refer to P106 for information about the available recording time.
The available recording time displayed on the screen may not decrease regularly.
Depending on the type of the card, the card access indication may appear for a while after
recording motion pictures. This is not a malfunction.
When motion pictures recorded with the camera are played back on other equipment, the
quality of the picture and sound may deteriorate and it may not be possible to play them back.
Also the recording information may not be displayed correctly.
Sound from motion pictures recorded by this camera cannot be played back by older models of
Panasonic digital cameras (LUMIX) launched before July 2008.
In Motion picture mode, the following functions cannot be used.
–[š] and [Ø] in [AF MODE]
Direction detection function
[OFF], [AUTO] and [MODE2] on the Optical image stabilizer function
This unit does not support recording motion pictures on MultiMediaCards.
We recommend you use a battery with sufficient battery power or the AC adaptor when recording
motion pictures.
If while recording motion pictures using the AC adaptor the power supply is cut off due to a power cut
or if the AC adaptor is disconnected etc., the motion picture being recorded will not be recorded.
[REC] mode: ñ· ¿n
Useful Functions at Travel Destinations
For details on the [SETUP] menu settings, refer to P20.
If you set the departure date or the travel destination of the vacation in advance, the number of
days that have passed since the departure date (which day of the vacation it is) is recorded
when you take the picture. You can display the number of days that have passed when playing
back the pictures and stamp it on the recorded pictures with [TEXT STAMP] (P73).
The number of days that have passed since the departure date can be printed out using the
“PHOTOfunSTUDIO” bundled software on the CD-ROM (supplied).
Select [CLOCK SET] to set the current date and time in advance. (P18)
Motion pictures can be recorded continuously up to 2 GB. The maximum available recording
time for up to 2 GB only is displayed on the screen.
Recording which Day of the Vacation You Take the Picture
Select [TRAVEL DATE] from the [SETUP] menu, and
then press 1.
Press 3 to select [TRAVEL SETUP] and then press
1.
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Canceling the travel date
The travel date is automatically canceled if the current date is after the return date. If you
want to cancel the travel date before the end of the vacation, select [OFF] on the screen
shown in step 3 or 7 and then press [MENU/SET] twice. If the [TRAVEL SETUP] is set to
[OFF] in step 3, [LOCATION] will be also set to [OFF].
Press 4 to select [SET] and then press [MENU/
SET].
Press 3/4/2/1 to set the departure date (year/
month/day), and then press [MENU/SET].
Press 3/4/2/1 to set the return date (year/month/
day), and then press [MENU/SET].
If you do not want to set the return date, press [MENU/SET] while
the date bar is displayed.
Press 4 to select [LOCATION] and then press 1.
Press 4 to select [SET] and then press [MENU/
SET].
Enter the location.
For details on how to enter characters, read the [TITLE EDIT] section on P72.
Press [MENU/SET] twice to close the menu.
Take a picture.
The number of days that have passed since the departure date is displayed for about
5 seconds if this unit is turned on etc. after setting the travel date or when the travel date
is set.
When the travel date is set, [] appears on the lower right of the screen.
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Note
The travel date is calculated using the date in the clock setting and the departure date you set.
If you set [WORLD TIME] (P58) to the travel destination, the travel date is calculated using the
date in the clock setting and the travel destination setting.
The travel date setting is memorized even if the camera is turned off.
If [TRAVEL DATE] is set to [OFF], the number of days that have passed since the departure
date will not be recorded even if you set the travel date or the return date. Even if
[TRAVEL DATE] is set to [SET] after taking the pictures, the day of the vacation you took them
on is not displayed.
If you set a departure date and then take a picture on a date before this departure date, [-]
(minus) is displayed in orange and the day of the vacation that you took the picture is not
recorded.
If the travel date is displayed as [-] (minus) in white, there is a time difference that involves date
change between the [HOME] and [DESTINATION]. (It will be recorded)
The text set as [LOCATION] can be edited later with [TITLE EDIT].
The names for [BABY1]/[BABY2] and [PET] will not be recorded when [LOCATION] is set.
[LOCATION] cannot be recorded when taking motion pictures.
Intelligent auto mode cannot be set. Setting of other Recording mode will be reflected.
For details on the [SETUP] menu settings, refer to P20.
You can display the local times at the travel destinations and record them on the pictures
you take.
Select [CLOCK SET] to set the current date and time in advance. (P18)
Recording Dates/Times at Overseas Travel Destinations (World Time)
Select [WORLD TIME] from the [SETUP] menu,
and then press 1.
When first using the camera after purchasing it, the
[PLEASE SET THE HOME AREA] message appears.
Press [MENU/SET], and set the home area on the screen in
step 3.
Press 4 to select [HOME], and then press
[MENU/SET].
Press 2/1 to select the home area, and then
press [MENU/SET].
ACurrent time
BTime difference from GMT (Greenwich Mean Time)
If daylight saving time [ ] is used at the home area, press
3. Press 3 again to return to the original time.
The daylight saving time setting for the home area does not
advance the current time. Advance the clock setting by one
hour.
A
B
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Return the setting to [HOME] when the vacation is finished by performing steps 1, 2 and 3.
If [HOME] is already set, change only the travel destination, and use.
If you cannot find the travel destination in the areas displayed on the screen, set by the time
difference from the home area.
The travel destination icon [
] appears when playing back pictures taken at the travel destination.
Using the [REC] Mode Menu
For details on [REC] mode menu settings, refer to P20.
Set the number of pixels. The higher the numbers of pixels, the finer the detail of the
pictures will appear even when they are printed onto large sheets.
Applicable modes: ñ· ¿
When the aspect ratio is [X].
¢1 DMC-FS7/DMC-FS8
¢2 DMC-FS6
¢3This item cannot be set in the Intelligent auto mode.
Press 3 to select [DESTINATION] and then
press [MENU/SET] to set.
CDepending on the setting, the time at the travel destination
area or the home area is displayed.
Press 2/1 to select the area the travel
destination is in and then press [MENU/SET] to
set.
DCurrent time of the destination area
ETime difference
If daylight saving time [ ] is used at the travel destination,
press 3. (The time advances by one hour.) Press 3 again to
return to the original time.
Press [MENU/SET] to close the menu.
@ [PICTURE SIZE]
(10M) 3648k2736 pixels¢1
(8M) 3264k2448 pixels¢2
(7M )¢33072k2304 pixels¢1
(5M ) 2560k1920 pixels
(3M ) 2048k1536 pixels
(2M )¢31600k1200 pixels
(0.3M )¢3640k480 pixels
C
E
D
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When the aspect ratio is [Y].
When the aspect ratio is [W].
Note
“EZ” is an abbreviation of “Extended optical Zoom”.
A digital picture is made of numerous dots called pixels. The
higher the numbers of pixels, the finer the picture will be when it
is printed on a large piece of paper or displayed on a PC monitor.
AMany pixels (Fine)
BFew pixels (Rough)
¢These pictures are examples to show the effect.
If you change the aspect ratio, set the picture size again.
The extended optical zoom does not work when [MACRO
ZOOM] is set or in [TRANSFORM], [HIGH SENS.], [HI-SPEED BURST], [FLASH BURST],
[FILM GRAIN] and [PHOTO FRAME] in Scene mode so the picture size for [ ] is not displayed.
Pictures may appear mosaic depending on the subject and the recording conditions.
Refer to P103 for information about the number of recordable pictures.
For details on [REC] mode menu settings, refer to P20.
Set the compression rate at which the pictures are to be stored.
Applicable modes: ·¿
Note
Refer to P103 for information about the number of recordable pictures.
For details on [REC] mode menu settings, refer to P20.
This allows you to select the aspect ratio of the pictures to suit printing or the playback
method.
Applicable modes: ·¿
(9M) 3648k2432 pixels¢1
(7M) 3264k2176 pixels¢2
(6M )¢33072k2048 pixels¢1
(4.5M )¢32560k1712 pixels
(2.5M )¢32048k1360 pixels
(7.5M)¢33648k2056 pixels¢1
(6M)¢33264k1840 pixels¢2
(5.5M )¢33072k1728 pixels¢1
(3.5M )¢32560k1440 pixels
(2M ) 1920k1080 pixels
A [QUALITY]
[A]: Fine (when giving priority to the picture quality)
[]: Standard (when using the standard picture quality and increasing the number of
pictures to be recorded without changing the number of pixels)
? [ASPECT RATIO]
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Note
The ends of the recorded pictures may be cut at printing so check before printing. (P101)
For details on [REC] mode menu settings, refer to P20.
The camera automatically sets the optimum ISO sensitivity and shutter speed to suit the
movement of the subject and brightness of the scene to minimize the jitter of the subject.
Applicable modes: ·
[OFF]/[ ]/[ ]/[ ]
The upper limit of the ISO sensitivity can be set.
The higher the value set for the ISO sensitivity, the more the jitter is reduced but the greater the
amount of picture noise.
Note
Depending on the brightness and how fast the subject is moving, jitter may not be avoided.
Movements may not be detected when a moving subject is small, when a moving subject is at
the edge of the screen or when a subject has moved at the very moment when the shutter
button was pressed fully.
To avoid picture noise, we recommend decreasing maximum ISO sensitivity level or setting
[COLOR MODE] to [NATURAL]. (P65)
For details on [REC] mode menu settings, refer to P20.
This allows the sensitivity to light (ISO sensitivity) to be set. Setting to a higher figure
enables pictures to be taken even in dark places without the resulting pictures coming out
dark.
Applicable modes: ·
[AUTO]/[80]/[100]/[200]/[400]/[800]/[1600]
[X]: [ASPECT RATIO] of a 4:3 TV
[Y]: [ASPECT RATIO] of a 35 mm film camera
[W]: [ASPECT RATIO] of a high-definition TV, etc.
[X][Y][W]
[INTELLIGENT ISO]
> [SENSITIVITY]
ISO sensitivity
80 1600
Recording location
(recommended) When it is light (outdoors) When it is dark
Shutter speed Slow Fast
Noise Less Increased
ISOMAX
400
ISOMAX
800
ISOMAX
1600
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Note
• When setting to [AUTO], the ISO sensitivity is automatically adjusted to a maximum of [ISO400]
according to the brightness. (It can be adjusted to a maximum of [ISO1000] when using the
flash.)
The setting is not available when [INTELLIGENT ISO] is being used. ([ ] is displayed.)
To avoid picture noise, we recommend that you either reduce the maximum ISO sensitivity
level or set [COLOR MODE] to [NATURAL], and then take pictures. (P65)
For details on [REC] mode menu settings, refer to P20.
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.
Applicable modes: ·¿n
The optimal white balance will differ depending on the type of halogen lighting being recorded
under so use [AWB] or [Ó].
Auto white balance
Depending on the conditions prevailing when pictures are taken, the pictures may take on
a reddish or bluish tinge. Furthermore, when a multiple number of light sources are being
used or there is nothing with a color close to white, auto white balance may not function
properly. In a case like this, set the white balance to a mode other than [AWB].
1 Auto white balance will work within this range.
2 Blue sky
3 Cloudy sky (Rain)
4 Shade
5 TV screen
6 Sunlight
7 White fluorescent light
8 Incandescent light bulb
9 Sunrise and sunset
10 Candlelight
KlKelvin Color Temperature
= [WHITE BALANCE]
[AWB]: Automatic adjustment
[V]: When taking pictures outdoors under a clear sky
[Ð]: When taking pictures outdoors under a cloudy sky
[î]: When taking pictures outdoors in the shade
[Ñ]: When taking pictures under incandescent lights
[Ò]: Value set by using [Ó]
[Ó]: Set manually
1)
2)3)
4) 5)
6)
7)
8)
9)
10)
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Setting the white balance manually
1Select [Ó] and then press [MENU/SET].
2Aim the camera at a sheet of white paper etc. so that the
frame in the center is filled by the white object only and then
press [MENU/SET].
Note
The white balance setting is memorized even if the camera is turned off. (However, the white
balance setting for a Scene mode returns to [AWB] when the Scene mode is changed.)
In the Scene modes listed below, white balance is fixed to [AWB].
– [SCENERY]/[NIGHT PORTRAIT]/[NIGHT SCENERY]/[FOOD]/[PARTY]/[CANDLE LIGHT]/
[SUNSET]/[FLASH BURST]/[STARRY SKY]/[FIREWORKS]/[BEACH]/[SNOW]/
[AERIAL PHOTO]/[FILM GRAIN]
For details on [REC] mode menu settings, refer to P20.
This allows the focusing method that suits the positions and number of the subjects to be
selected.
Applicable modes: ·¿
Note
The camera is focusing on all the AF areas when multiple AF areas (max. 9 areas) light at the
same time in [ ]. If you want to determine the focus position to take pictures, switch the AF
mode to [Ø].
If the AF mode is set to [ ], the AF area is not displayed until the picture is brought into focus.
The camera may detect subjects other than a person as the face. In this case, switch the AF
mode to any modes other than [š] and then take a picture.
The AF mode cannot be set in [FIREWORKS] in Scene mode.
It is not possible to set [š] in the following cases.
– In [NIGHT SCENERY], [FOOD], [STARRY SKY] and [AERIAL PHOTO] in Scene mode.
About [š]
The following AF area frames are displayed when the camera detects the
faces.
Yellow:
When the shutter button is pressed halfway, the frame turns green when
the camera is focused.
White:
Displayed when more than one face is detected. Other faces that are the same distance
away as faces within the yellow AF areas are also focused.
[AF MODE]
[š]: Face detection The camera automatically detects the person’s face. The
focus and exposure can then be adjusted to fit that face no
matter what portion of the picture it is in. (max. 15 areas)
[]: 9-area-focusing The camera focuses on any of 9 focus areas. This is effective
when the subject is not in the center of the screen.
[Ø]: 1-area-focusing The camera focuses on the subject in the AF area on the
center of the screen.
AF
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Under certain picture-taking conditions including the following cases, the facial recognition
function may fail to work, making it impossible to detect faces. [AF MODE] is switched to [ ].
When the face is not facing the camera
When the face is at an angle
When the face is extremely bright or dark
When there is little contrast on the faces
When the facial features are hidden behind sunglasses, etc.
When the face appears small on the screen
When there is rapid movement
When the subject is other than a human being
When the camera is shaking
When digital zoom is used
For details on [REC] mode menu settings, refer to P20.
Pictures are taken continuously while the shutter button is pressed.
Select the ones you really like from among the pictures you have taken.
Applicable modes: ñ· ¿
¢The burst speed is constant regardless of the transfer speed of the card.
The burst speed values given above apply when the shutter speed is 1/60 or faster and when
the flash is not activated.
Note
When the Burst mode setting is set to Unlimited
The burst speed becomes slower halfway. The exact timing of this depends on the type of
card, the picture size and the quality.
You can take pictures until the capacity of the built-in memory or the card is full.
The focus is fixed when the first picture is taken.
When the burst speed is set to [˜], the exposure and white balance are fixed at the settings
used for the first picture for the subsequent pictures as well. When the burst speed is set to
[ò], they are adjusted each time you take a picture.
When the self-timer is used, the number of recordable pictures in Burst mode is fixed to 3.
If you are following a moving subject while taking pictures in a place (landscape) indoors,
outdoors etc. where there is a large difference between the light and shade, it may take time
until the exposure is stable. If burst is used at this time, the exposure may not become optimal.
The burst speed (pictures/second) may become slower depending on the recording
environment such as in dark places, if the ISO sensitivity is high etc.
Burst mode is not canceled when the camera is switched off.
If you take pictures in Burst mode with the built-in memory, it will take time to write the picture data.
•[Œ] is set for the flash when burst is set.
Auto bracket is canceled when burst is set.
Burst cannot be used in [TRANSFORM], [HI-SPEED BURST], [FLASH BURST],
[STARRY SKY], [FILM GRAIN] or [PHOTO FRAME] in Scene mode.
˜ [BURST]
[OFF] ˜ ò
Burst speed (pictures/
second) 2.3¢
(DMC-FS7/DMC-FS8)
3¢(DMC-FS6)
approx. 1.7
(DMC-FS7/DMC-FS8)
approx. 2 (DMC-FS6)
Number of
recordable
pictures
A
max. 3
(DMC-FS7/DMC-FS8)
max. 4 (DMC-FS6) Depends on the
remaining capacity of the
built-in memory/card.
max. 5
(DMC-FS7/DMC-FS8)
max. 7 (DMC-FS6)
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For details on [REC] mode menu settings, refer to P20.
This can enlarge subjects even more than the optical zoom or extended optical zoom.
Applicable modes: ·¿n
[OFF]/[ON]
Note
Refer to P33 for details.
If camera shake (jitter) is a problem during zooming, it is recommended that [STABILIZER] be
set to [AUTO] or [MODE1].
The setting is fixed to [ON] in Macro zoom mode.
For details on [REC] mode menu settings, refer to P20.
Using these modes, the pictures can be made sharper or softer, the colors of the pictures
can be turned into sepia colors or other color effects can be achieved.
Applicable modes: ñ·n
Note
When you take pictures in dark places, noise may become visible. To avoid noise, we
recommend setting to [NATURAL].
You cannot set [NATURAL], [VIVID], [COOL] or [WARM] in intelligent auto mode. Also, you
cannot set [NATURAL] or [VIVID] in Motion picture mode.
Different color modes can be set in different [REC] modes.
For details on [REC] mode menu settings, refer to P20.
Using one of these modes, jitter during picture taking is detected, and the camera
automatically compensates the jitter, enabling jitter-free images to be taken.
Applicable modes: ·¿
) [DIGITAL ZOOM]
H [COLOR MODE]
[STANDARD]: This is the standard setting.
[NATURAL]: The picture becomes softer.
[VIVID]: The picture becomes sharper.
[B/W]: The picture becomes black and white.
[SEPIA]: The picture becomes sepia.
[COOL]: The picture becomes bluish.
[WARM]: The picture becomes reddish.
[STABILIZER]
[OFF]
[AUTO]: The optimum jitter compensation is selected depending on the condition.
[MODE1]: Jitter is always compensated during [REC] mode.
[MODE2]: The jitter is compensated for when the shutter button is pressed.
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Note
The Stabilizer function may not be effective in the following cases.
When there is a lot of jitter.
When the zoom magnification is high.
In digital zoom range.
When taking pictures while following a moving subject.
When the shutter speed becomes slower to take pictures indoors or in dark places.
Be careful of camera jitter when you press the shutter button.
The setting is fixed to [MODE2] with [SELF PORTRAIT] in Scene mode and to [OFF] in
[STARRY SKY] in Scene mode.
The setting is fixed to [MODE1] in Motion picture mode.
For details on [REC] mode menu settings, refer to P20.
Illuminating the subject makes it easier for the camera to focus when recording in low light
conditions that make focusing difficult.
Applicable modes: ·¿
Note
The effective range of the AF assist lamp is 1.5 m (4.92 feet).
When you do not want to use the AF assist lamp A (e.g. when taking
pictures of animals in dark places), set the [AF ASSIST LAMP] to [OFF]. In
this case, it will become more difficult to focus on the subject.
[AF ASSIST LAMP] is fixed to [OFF] in [SELF PORTRAIT], [SCENERY],
[NIGHT SCENERY], [SUNSET], [FIREWORKS] and [AERIAL PHOTO] in
Scene mode.
[AF ASSIST LAMP] is fixed to [ON] in the Motion picture mode.
For details on [REC] mode menu settings, refer to P20.
To set the year, month, day and time
It functions in exactly the same way as [CLOCK SET] (P22) in the [SETUP] menu.
F [AF ASSIST LAMP]
[OFF]: The AF assist lamp does not turn on.
[ON]: When taking pictures in dark places, the AF assist lamp lights while the shutter
button is pressed halfway. (Larger AF areas are now displayed.)
U [CLOCK SET]
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[PLAYBACK] mode: ¸
Advanced (Playback)
Playing Back Pictures in Sequence (Slide Show)
You can play back the pictures you have taken in synchronisation with music, and you can
do this in sequence while leaving a fixed interval between each of the pictures.
Furthermore, you can play back the pictures grouped together by category or play back
only those pictures you have set as favorites as a slide show.
This playback method is recommended when you have connected the camera to a TV set
to view the pictures you have taken.
Slide the [REC]/[PLAYBACK] selector switch to
[(], and then press [MODE].
Press 3/4 to select [SLIDE SHOW], and then
press [MENU/SET].
When [ALL] or [FAVORITE] has been selected in step 3
When [CATEGORY SELECTION] has been selected in step 3
Press 3/4 to select the item and then press
[MENU/SET].
[FAVORITE] can be selected only when [FAVORITE] on the [PLAYBACK]
menu (P77) is at [ON] and there are pictures already set as favorites.
Press 3 to select [START] and then press [MENU/
SET].
Press 4 to finish the slide show.
Normal playback resumes after the slide show finishes.
Press 3/4/2/1 to select the category to play back
and then press [MENU/SET] to set.
For details on categories, refer to P69.
Press 3 to select [START] and then press [MENU/
SET].
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Operations performed during slide show
The cursor displayed during playback is the same as 3/4/2/1.
The menu screen is restored when [] is pressed.
Changing the slide show settings
You can change the settings for slide show playback by selecting
[EFFECT] or [SETUP] on the slide show menu screen.
[EFFECT]
This allows you to select the screen effects or music effects when
switching from one picture to the next.
[NATURAL], [SLOW], [SWING], [URBAN], [OFF], [AUTO]
When [URBAN] has been selected, the picture may appear in black and white as a screen
effect.
[AUTO] can be used only when [CATEGORY SELECTION] has been selected. The pictures
are played back with the recommended effects in each category.
[SETUP]
[DURATION] or [REPEAT] can be set.
[DURATION] can be set only when [OFF] has been selected as the [EFFECT] setting.
[MUSIC] cannot be selected when [OFF] has been selected as the [EFFECT] setting.
Note
Motion pictures cannot be played back as a slide show.
It is not possible to add new music effects.
Press 4 to finish the slide show.
Normal playback resumes after the slide show finishes.
APlay/Pause
BStop
CBack to previous picture¢
DAhead to next picture¢
¢These operations can be performed only in the Pause mode.
EReduce volume level
FIncrease volume level
Item Settings
[DURATION] 1SEC./2SEC./3SEC./5SEC.
[REPEAT] ON/OFF
[MUSIC] ON/OFF
A
B
CD
FE
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[PLAYBACK] mode: ¸
Selecting Pictures and Playing them Back
([CATEGORY PLAY]/[FAVORITE PLAY])
This mode allows you to search images by Scene mode or other categories (such as
[PORTRAIT], [SCENERY] or [NIGHT SCENERY]) and sort the pictures into each of the
categories. You can then play back the pictures in each category.
Slide the [REC]/[PLAYBACK] selector switch to [(], and then press
[MODE].
Press 3/4 to select [CATEGORY PLAY], and then press [MENU/SET].
Press 3/4/2/1 to select the category and then
press [MENU/SET] to set.
If a picture is found in a category, the category icon turns blue.
It may take time to search the picture files if there are a lot on the
card or the built-in memory.
If you press [] while searching, the searching will stop halfway.
Pictures are sorted into the categories shown below.
[CATEGORY PLAY]
[CATEGORY] Recording information
e.g. Scene modes [CATEGORY] Recording information
e.g. Scene modes
*
[PORTRAIT],
[i-PORTRAIT],
[SOFT SKIN],
[TRANSFORM],
[SELF PORTRAIT],
[NIGHT PORTRAIT],
[i-NIGHT PORTRAIT],
[BABY1]/[BABY2]
[SPORTS], [PARTY],
[CANDLE LIGHT],
[FIREWORKS],
[BEACH], [SNOW],
[AERIAL PHOTO]
,
[SCENERY],
[i-SCENERY],
[SUNSET],
[AERIAL PHOTO]
Î [BABY1]/[BABY2]
í [PET]
1 [FOOD]
[TRAVEL DATE]
.
[NIGHT PORTRAIT],
[i-NIGHT PORTRAIT],
[NIGHT SCENERY],
[i-NIGHT SCENERY],
[STARRY SKY]
Í [MOTION PICTURE]
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You can play back the pictures you have set as [FAVORITE] (P77) (Only when
[FAVORITE] is set to [ON] and there are pictures which have been set to [FAVORITE]).
Slide the [REC]/[PLAYBACK] selector switch to [(], and then press
[MODE].
Press 3/4 to select [FAVORITE PLAY], and then press [MENU/SET].
Note
You can use only [ROTATE DISP.], [PRINT SET] or [PROTECT] in the [PLAYBACK] menu.
[PLAYBACK] mode: ¸
Playing Back Motion Pictures
Press 2/1 to select a picture with a motion picture
icon (such as [ ]), and then press 3 to play back.
AThe motion picture recording time
BMotion picture icon
CMotion picture playback icon
After playback starts, the elapsed playback time is displayed on the
upper right of the screen.
For example, 8 minutes and 30 seconds is displayed as [8m30s].
Operations performed during motion picture playback
The cursor displayed during playback is the same as 3/4/2/1.
APlay/Pause
BStop
CFast rewind, Frame-by-frame rewind¢
DFast forward, Frame-by-frame forward¢
¢These operations can be performed only in the Pause mode.
EReduce volume level
FIncrease volume level
Note
Sound can be heard through the speaker. Refer to [VOLUME] (P22) for information about how
to adjust the volume in the [SETUP] menu.
The file format that can be played back with this camera is QuickTime Motion JPEG.
Please note that the bundled software includes QuickTime to play back motion picture files
created with the camera on the PC.
Some QuickTime Motion JPEG files recorded by a PC or other equipment may not play back
on the camera.
[FAVORITE PLAY]
CBA
A
B
CD
FE
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If you play back motion pictures that have been recorded with other equipment, the picture
quality may deteriorate or the pictures may not play back.
When using a high capacity card, it is possible that fast rewinding may be slower than usual.
[PLAYBACK] mode: ¸
Using the [PLAYBACK] mode menu
You can use various functions in Playback mode to rotate pictures, set protection for them
etc.
With [TEXT STAMP], [RESIZE] or [TRIMMING], a new edited picture is created. A new picture
cannot be created if there is no free space on the built-in memory or the card so we
recommend checking that there is free space and then editing the picture.
You can display pictures by recording date.
Note
The recording date of the picture selected in the playback screen becomes the date selected
when the calendar screen is first displayed.
If there are multiple pictures with the same recording date, the first picture recorded on that day
is displayed.
You can display the calendar between January 2000 and December 2099.
If the date is not set in the camera, the recording date is set as January 1st, 2009.
If you take pictures after setting the travel destination in [WORLD TIME], the pictures are
displayed by the dates at the travel destination in calendar playback.
[CALENDAR]
Select [CALENDAR] on the [PLAYBACK] mode menu. (P20)
You can also rotate the zoom lever several times towards [L] (W) to display the
calendar screen. (P35)
Press 3/4/2/1 to select the date to be played
back.
3/4: Select the month
2/1: Select the date
If there were no pictures recorded during a month, the month is
not displayed.
Press [MENU/SET] to display the pictures that were
recorded on the selected date.
Press [] to return to the calendar screen.
Press 3/4/2/1 to select a picture and then press [MENU/SET].
The picture that was selected will appear.
CAL
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You can add text (comments) to pictures. After text has been registered, it can be included in
prints using [TEXT STAMP] (P73). (Only alphabetical characters and symbols can be entered.)
Names set in [BABY1]/[BABY2] and [PET] in Scene mode or [LOCATION] in Travel date
are also recorded as the titles.
Select [TITLE EDIT] on the [PLAYBACK] mode menu. (P20)
Press 3/4 to select [SINGLE] or [MULTI] and then
press [MENU/SET].
Press 3/4/2/1 to select text and then press
[MENU/SET] to register.
Press [DISPLAY] to switch text between [A] (capitals), [a] (lower
case) and [&/1] (special characters and numbers).
The entry position cursor can be moved left and right with the
zoom lever.
To enter a blank, move the cursor to [SPACE] or to delete an entered character, move
the cursor to [DELETE], and press [MENU/SET].
To stop editing at any time during text entry, press [].
A maximum of 30 characters can be entered.
Press 3/4/2/1 to move the cursor to [EXIT] and then press [MENU/
SET] to end text input.
Press [] to return to the menu screen.¢
¢The menu screen is automatically restored when [MULTI] is selected.
Press [MENU/SET] to close the menu.
Delete the title
[SINGLE] setting
1In step 4, delete all the texts, select [EXIT], and press [MENU/SET].
2Press [].
3Press [MENU/SET] to close the menu.
[TITLE EDIT]
Select the picture, and then press
[MENU/SET] to set.
•[] is displayed for pictures with titles
already registered.
[MULTI] setting
Press [DISPLAY] to set (repeat), and
then press [MENU/SET] to set.
The setting is canceled when [DISPLAY]
is pressed again.
[SINGLE] [MULTI]
Press 2/1 to
select the picture.
Press 3/4/2/1 to
select the pictures.
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[MULTI] setting
1In step 4, delete all the texts, select [EXIT], and press [MENU/SET].
2Press [MENU/SET] to close the menu.
Note
Text can be scrolled if all of the registered text does not fit on the screen.
The name setting of [BABY1]/[BABY2] or [PET] in Scene mode or [LOCATION] in travel date
can also be registered by using the operation in steps 4 and following.
The name setting of [BABY1]/[BABY2] or [PET] in Scene mode, [LOCATION] in travel date and
[TITLE EDIT] cannot be registered at the same time.
You can print out texts (comments) using the “PHOTOfunSTUDIO” bundled software on the CD-ROM (supplied).
You can set up to 50 pictures at one time with [MULTI].
You cannot use title edit for the following pictures.
– Motion pictures
– Protected pictures
– Pictures recorded with other equipment
You can stamp the recording date/time, age, travel date or title onto the recorded pictures.
It is suitable for regular size printing. (Pictures with a picture size larger than [ ] will be
resized when stamping the date etc. on them.)
Select [TEXT STAMP] on the [PLAYBACK] mode menu. (P20)
Press 3/4 to select [SINGLE] or [MULTI] and then
press [MENU/SET].
Press 3/4/2/1 to select [SHOOTING DATE], [AGE], [TRAVEL DATE]
or [TITLE] and then press [MENU/SET] to set each item.
[SHOOTING DATE]
[AGE] (P50)
If this is set to [ON], [AGE] is stamped on the pictures.
[TEXT STAMP]
Select the picture, and then press
[MENU/SET] to set.
•[] appears on screen if the picture is
stamped with text.
[MULTI] setting
Press [DISPLAY] to set (repeat), and
then press [MENU/SET] to set.
The setting is canceled when [DISPLAY]
is pressed again.
[SINGLE] [MULTI]
Press 2/1 to
select the picture.
Press 3/4/2/1 to
select the pictures.
[W/O TIME]: Stamp the year, month and date.
[WITH TIME]: Stamp the year, month, day, hour and minutes.
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[TRAVEL DATE]
If this is set to [ON], [TRAVEL DATE] is stamped on the pictures.
[TITLE]
Text is printed together with the image for pictures that have already been recorded with text in
[BABY1]/[BABY2] or [PET] name settings in Scene mode, [LOCATION] in travel date or [TITLE EDIT].
Press [MENU/SET].
If you set [TEXT STAMP] for a picture with a picture size larger than [ ], the picture
size will become smaller as shown below.
The picture becomes slightly rougher.
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Press
3
to select [YES] and then press [MENU/SET].
The message [SAVE NEW PICTURES?] appears if the picture
was recorded with a picture size [ ] or less.
Press [] to return to the menu screen.¢
¢The menu screen is automatically restored when [MULTI] is
selected.
Press [MENU/SET] to close the menu.
Note
When you print pictures stamped with text, the date will be printed over the stamped text if you
specify printing of the date at the photo shop or on the printer.
You can set up to 50 pictures at one time in [MULTI].
Depending on the printer being used, some characters may be cut at printing. Check before printing.
When text is stamped onto the [ ] pictures, it is difficult to read it.
Text and dates cannot be stamped on the pictures in the following cases.
Motion pictures
Pictures recorded without setting the clock and title
Pictures that were previously stamped with [TEXT STAMP]
Pictures recorded with other equipment
We recommend resizing to [ ] if you want to attach a picture to an e-mail or use it on a website.
Pictures set to the minimum number of pixels for [ASPECT RATIO] cannot be further reduced in size.
Select [RESIZE] on the [PLAYBACK] mode menu. (P20)
Aspect ratio setting Picture size
X ¢1/¢2/¢1/ >
Y ¢1/¢2/¢1/ >
W ¢1/¢2/¢1/ >
Q [RESIZE] Reducing the picture size (number of pixels)
Press 3/4 to select [SINGLE] or [MULTI] and then
press [MENU/SET].
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Press 3 to select [YES] and then press [MENU/
SET].
Press [] to return to the menu screen.¢
¢The menu screen is automatically restored when [MULTI] is
selected.
Press [MENU/SET] to close the menu.
Note
You can set up to 50 pictures at one time in [MULTI].
The picture quality of the resized picture will deteriorate.
It may not be possible to resize pictures recorded with other equipment.
Motion pictures and pictures stamped with [TEXT STAMP] cannot be resized.
You can enlarge and then clip the important part of the recorded picture.
Select [TRIMMING] on the [PLAYBACK] mode menu. (P20)
Select the picture and size.
[SINGLE] setting
1Press 2/1 to select the picture,
and then press [MENU/SET].
2Press 2/1 to select the size¢, and
then press [MENU/SET].
¢Only the sizes to which the pictures can be
resized is displayed.
[SINGLE]
[MULTI] setting
1Press 3/4 to select the size, and
then press [MENU/SET].
When [DISPLAY] is pressed, an
explanation of resizing is displayed.
2Press 3/4/2/1 to select the
picture, and then press [DISPLAY].
Repeat this step for each picture, and
press [MENU/SET] to set.
[MULTI]
[TRIMMING]
Press 2/1 to select the picture, and then press
[MENU/SET].
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Press [MENU/SET].
Press 3 to select [YES] and then press [MENU/
SET].
Press [] to return to the menu screen.
Press [MENU/SET] to close the menu.
Note
Depending on the cut size, the picture size of the trimmed picture may become smaller than
that of the original picture.
The picture quality of the trimmed picture will deteriorate.
It may not be possible to trim pictures recorded with other equipment.
Motion pictures and pictures stamped with [TEXT STAMP] cannot be trimmed.
This mode allows you to automatically display pictures vertically if they were recorded
holding the camera vertically.
Select [ROTATE DISP.] on the [PLAYBACK] mode menu. (P20)
Use the zoom lever and press
3/4/2/1 to select the parts
to be trimmed.
Zoom lever (T): Enlargement
Zoom lever (W): Reduction
3/4/2/1: Move
Reduction Enlargement
()
Move the position
()
M [ROTATE DISP.]
Press 4 to select [ON] and then press [MENU/SET].
The pictures are displayed without being rotated when you select
[OFF].
Refer to P34 for information about how to play back pictures.
Press [MENU/SET] to close the menu.
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Note
When you play back pictures on a PC, they cannot be displayed in the rotated direction unless
the OS or software is compatible with Exif. Exif is a file format for still pictures which allows
recording information etc. to be added. It was established by “JEITA (Japan Electronics and
Information Technology Industries Association)”.
It may not be possible to rotate pictures that have been recorded with other equipment.
The display is not rotated during Multi playback (P35) or [CALENDAR] (P71).
You can do the following if a mark has been added to pictures and they have been set as
favorites.
Play back only the pictures set as favorites. ([FAVORITE PLAY])
Play back the pictures set as favorites only as a slide show.
Delete all the pictures not set as favorites. ([ALL DELETE EXCEPTÜ])
Select [FAVORITE] on the [PLAYBACK] mode menu. (P20)
Canceling all the [FAVORITE] settings
1Select [CANCEL] on the screen shown in step 2 and then press [MENU/SET].
2Press 3 to select [YES] and then press [MENU/SET].
3Press [MENU/SET] to close the menu.
You cannot select [CANCEL] if not even one picture has been set as a favorite.
Note
You can set up to 999 pictures as favorites.
When printing pictures at a photo printing store, [ALL DELETE EXCEPTÜ] (P37) is useful so
only the pictures you want to be printed remain on the card.
You may not be able to set pictures taken with other equipment as favorites.
You can perform, check and cancel the settings of images as favorites using the
“PHOTOfunSTUDIO” bundled software on the CD-ROM (supplied).
Ü [FAVORITE]
Press 4 to select [ON] and then press [MENU/SET].
You cannot set pictures as favorites if [FAVORITE] is set to
[OFF]. Also [Ü] will not appear when [FAVORITE] is set to [OFF]
even if it was previously set to [ON].
Press [MENU/SET] to close the menu.
Press 2/1 to select the picture and then press 4.
Repeat the above procedure.
If 4 is pressed again, the favorite setting is canceled.
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DPOF “Digital Print Order Format” is a system that allows the user to select which pictures
to print, how many copies of each picture to print and whether or not to print the recording
date on the pictures when using a DPOF compatible photo printer or photo printing store.
For details, ask at your photo printing store.
When you want to use a photo printing store to print pictures recorded on the built-in
memory, copy them to a card (P80) and then set the print setting.
For more information visit:
http://panasonic.jp/dc/dpof_110/white_e.htm
Select [PRINT SET] on the [PLAYBACK] mode menu. (P20)
Press 3/4 to set the number of prints, and then press [MENU/SET]
to set.
When [MULTI] has been selected, repeat steps 3 and 4 for each picture. (It is not
possible to use the same setting for a multiple number of pictures.)
Press [] to return to the menu screen.
Press [MENU/SET] to close the menu.
Canceling all the [PRINT SET] settings
1Select [CANCEL] on the screen shown in step 2 and then press [MENU/SET].
2Press 3 to select [YES] and then press [MENU/SET].
3Press [MENU/SET] to close the menu.
You cannot select [CANCEL] if not even one picture has been set for printing.
[PRINT SET]
Press 3/4 to select [SINGLE] or [MULTI] and then
press [MENU/SET].
Select the picture, and then press
[MENU/SET].
[SINGLE] [MULTI]
Press 2/1 to
select the picture.
Press 3/4/2/1
to select the
pictures.
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To print the date
After setting the number of prints, set/cancel printing with the recording date by pressing
[DISPLAY].
When you go to a photo printing store for digital printing, be sure to order the printing of the
date additionally if required.
Depending on the photo printing store or the printer, the date may not be printed even if you set
to print the date. For further information, ask at your photo printing store or refer to the
operating instructions for the printer.
The date cannot be printed on pictures stamped with text.
Note
The number of prints can be set from 0 to 999.
With a printer supporting PictBridge, the date print settings of the printer may take precedence
so check if this is the case.
It may not be possible to use the print settings with other equipment. In this case, cancel all the
settings, and reset the settings.
If the file is not based on the DCF standard, the print setting cannot be set.
You can set protection for pictures you do not want to be deleted by mistake.
Select [PROTECT] on the [PLAYBACK] mode menu. (P20)
Press [] to return to the menu screen.
Press [MENU/SET] to close the menu.
Canceling all the [PROTECT] settings
1Select [CANCEL] on the screen shown in step 2 and then press [MENU/SET].
2Press 3 to select [YES] and then press [MENU/SET].
3Press [MENU/SET] to close the menu.
If you press [MENU/SET] while canceling protection, the canceling will stop halfway.
P [PROTECT]
Press 3/4 to select [SINGLE] or [MULTI] and then
press [MENU/SET].
Select the picture, and then press
[MENU/SET].
When [MULTI] has been selected
Repeat these steps for each picture.
The settings are canceled when [MENU/
SET] is pressed again.
[SINGLE] [MULTI]
Press 2/1 to
select the picture. Press 3/4/2/1
to select the
pictures.
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Note
The protect setting may not be effective on other equipment.
Even if you protect pictures in the built-in memory or a card, they will be deleted if the built-in
memory or the card is formatted.
Even if you do not protect pictures on an SD Memory Card or an SDHC Memory Card, they
cannot be deleted when the card’s Write-Protect switch is set to [LOCK].
You can copy the data of the pictures you have taken from the built-in memory to a card or
from a card to the built-in memory.
Select [COPY] on the [PLAYBACK] mode menu. (P20)
Press 3/4 to select the copy destination and then
press [MENU/SET].
Press 2/1 to select the picture and then press [MENU/SET].
Press 3 to select [YES], and then press [MENU/
SET].
If you press [MENU/SET] while copying pictures from the built-in
memory to the card, the copying will stop halfway.
Do not turn the camera off at any point during the copying
process.
Press [] to return to the menu screen.
Press [MENU/SET] to close the menu.
If you copy from the built-in memory to a card, all the pictures are copied and then the
screen automatically returns to the playback screen.
Note
If you copy picture data from the built-in memory to a card which does not have sufficient free
space, the picture data will only be copied halfway. We recommend using a card which has
more free space than the built-in memory (about 50 MB).
• If a picture exists with the same name (folder number/file number) as the picture to be copied in
the copy destination when [ ] is selected, a new folder is created and the picture is copied.
If a picture exists with the same name (folder number/file number) as the picture to be copied in
the copy destination when [ ] is selected, that picture is not copied. (P94)
It may take time to copy the picture data.
Only pictures recorded with a Panasonic digital camera (LUMIX) will be copied.
(Even if the pictures were recorded with a Panasonic digital camera, you may not be able to
copy them if they were edited with a PC.)
Print settings on the original picture data will not be copied. Set the print settings again after
copying is finished.
S [COPY]
:All the picture data in the built-in memory are copied onto
the card at one time. > step 4.
:One picture at a time is copied from the card to the built-in
memory. > step 3.
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Connecting to a PC
You can acquire recorded pictures to a PC by connecting the camera and the PC.
You can easily print out or e-mail the pictures you have imported. Use of the
“PHOTOfunSTUDIO” bundled software on the CD-ROM (supplied) is a convenient way of
doing this.
Read the separate operating instructions for the supplied software for more information about
the software in the CD-ROM (supplied) and how to install it.
Preparations:
Turn on the camera and the PC.
Remove the card before using the pictures in the built-in memory.
AUSB connection cable (supplied)
Check the directions of the connectors, and plug them straight in or unplug them straight out.
(Otherwise the connectors may be bent out of shape which will cause a malfunction.)
BAlign the marks, and insert.
Use a battery with sufficient battery power or the AC adaptor (DMW-AC5PP; optional) and DC
coupler (DMW-DCC4; optional). If the remaining battery power becomes low while the camera
and the PC are communicating, the status indicator blinks and the alarm beeps.
Refer to “Disconnecting the USB connection cable safely” (P82) before disconnecting the USB
connection cable. Otherwise, data may be destroyed.
Connect the camera to a PC via the USB connection cable A
(supplied).
Do not use any other USB connection cables except the supplied one.
Use of cables other than the supplied USB connection cable may cause a malfunction.
DIGITAL
AV OUT
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Using a drag-and-drop operation, move the pictures you want to
acquire or the folder storing those pictures to any different folder on
the PC.
Disconnecting the USB connection cable safely
Proceed with the hardware removal using “Safely Remove Hardware” on the task tray of the
PC. If the icon is not displayed, check that [ACCESS] is not displayed on the LCD monitor of
the digital camera before removing the hardware.
Note
This unit cannot stand upright when the AC adaptor is connected. When operating it on a flat
surface, we recommend placing it on a soft cloth.
Turn the camera off before connecting or disconnecting the AC adaptor (DMW-AC5PP;
optional).
Before inserting or removing a card, turn the camera off and disconnect the USB connection
cable. Otherwise, data may be destroyed.
Press 3/4 to select [PC], and then press [MENU/
SET].
If [USB MODE] (P25) is set to [PC] in the [SETUP] menu in
advance, the camera will be automatically connected to the PC
without displaying the [USB MODE] selection screen. Since there
is no need to set this each time you connect to the PC, it is
convenient.
When the camera has been connected to the PC with
[USB MODE] set to [PictBridge(PTP)], a message may appear
on the PC’s screen. Select [Cancel] to close the screen, and
disconnect the camera from the PC. Then set [USB MODE] to
[PC] again.
Double-click on [Removable Disk] in [My Computer].
When using a Macintosh, the drive is displayed on the desktop. (“LUMIX”, “NO_NAME”
or “Untitled” is displayed.)
Double-click [DCIM] folder.
USB MODE
PLEASE SELECT
THE USB MODE
PictBridge(PTP)
PC
SELECT SET
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Viewing the contents of the built-in memory or card using the PC (folder
composition)
A new folder is created when pictures are taken in the following situations.
After [NO.RESET] (P24) in the [SETUP] menu has been executed
When a card containing a folder with the same folder number has been inserted (Such as when
pictures were taken using another maker of camera)
When there is a picture with file number 999 inside the folder
Connection in the PTP mode (WindowsR XP, Windows VistaR and Mac OS X only)
Set [USB MODE] to [PictBridge(PTP)].
Data can now be read only from the card into the PC.
When there are 1000 or more pictures on a card, the pictures may not be imported in the PTP
mode.
1Folder number
2File number
3JPG: Pictures
MOV: Motion pictures
MISC: DPOF print
Favorite
100_PANA
101_PANA
999_PANA
DCIM
MISC
P1000001.JPG
P1000002.JPG
P1000999.JPG
100_PANA
1
23
Built-in memory
Card
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Printing the Pictures
If you connect the camera to a printer supporting PictBridge, you can select the pictures to
be printed out and instruct that printing be started on the camera’s LCD monitor.
Preparations:
Turn on the camera and the printer.
Remove the card before printing the pictures in the built-in memory.
Perform the print quality and other settings at the printer before printing the pictures.
AUSB connection cable (supplied)
Check the directions of the connectors, and plug them straight in or unplug them straight out.
(Otherwise the connectors may be bent out of shape which will cause trouble.)
BAlign the marks, and insert.
Use a battery with a sufficient battery power or the AC adaptor (DMW-AC5PP; optional) and DC
coupler (DMW-DCC4; optional). If the remaining battery power becomes low while the camera
and the printer are connected, the status indicator blinks and the alarm beeps. If this happens
during printing, stop printing at once. If not printing, disconnect the USB connection cable.
Connect the camera to a printer via the USB connection cable
A
(supplied).
When the camera is connected to the printer, the cable disconnect prohibit icon [å]
appears. Do not disconnect the USB cable while [å] is displayed.
Note
This unit cannot stand upright when the AC adaptor is connected. When operating it on a flat
surface, we recommend placing it on a soft cloth.
Do not use any other USB connection cables except the supplied one.
Use of cables other than the supplied USB connection cable may cause malfunction.
Turn the camera off before connecting or disconnecting the AC adaptor (DMW-AC5PP; optional).
Before inserting or removing a card, turn the camera off, and disconnect the USB connection cable.
You cannot switch between the built-in memory and the card while the camera is connected to
the printer. Disconnect the USB connection cable, insert (or remove) the card and then connect
the USB connection cable to the printer again.
Press 3/4 to select [PictBridge(PTP)], and then
press [MENU/SET].
DIGITAL
AV OUT
USB MODE
SELECT SET
PLEASE SELECT
THE USB MODE
PictBridge(PTP)
PC
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¢Only when [FAVORITE] is at [ON] and when there are pictures set as favorites. (P77)
Selecting a single picture and printing it
Press 2/1 to select the picture and then press
[MENU/SET].
The message disappears in about 2 seconds.
Press 3 to select [PRINT START] and then press
[MENU/SET].
Refer to “Print Settings” (P86) for the items which can be set
before starting to print the pictures.
Press [MENU/SET] to cancel printing halfway.
Disconnect the USB connection cable after printing.
Selecting multiple pictures and printing them
Press 3.
Press 3/4 to select an item and then press [MENU/
SET].
If the print check screen has appeared, select [YES], and print
the pictures.
Item Description of settings
[MULTI SELECT]
Multiple pictures are printed at one time.
Press 3/4/2/1 to select the pictures, and then when [DISPLAY] is
pressed, [é] appears on the pictures to be printed. (When [DISPLAY] is
pressed again, the setting is canceled.)
After the pictures have been selected, press [MENU/SET].
[SELECT ALL] Prints all the stored pictures.
[PRINT SET
(DPOF)] Prints the pictures set in [PRINT SET] only. (P78)
[FAVORITE]¢Prints the pictures set as favorites only. (P77)
Press 3 to select [PRINT START] and then press
[MENU/SET].
Refer to “Print Settings” (P86) for the items which can be set
before starting to print the pictures.
Press [MENU/SET] to cancel printing.
Disconnect the USB connection cable after printing.
PictBridge
MULTI PRINT
100-0001
100-0001
PLEASE SELECT
THE PICTURE TO PRINT
SELECT
PRINT
10
OFF
1
CANCEL SELECT SET
PRINT START
PRINT WITH DATE
NUM. OF PRINTS
PAPER SIZE
PAGE LAYOUT
SINGLE SELECT
MULTI SELECT
SELECT ALL
PRINT SET(DPOF)
FAVORITE
PictBridge
CANCEL SELECT SET
OFF
1
PRINT START
PRINT WITH DATE
NUM. OF PRINTS
PAPER SIZE
PAGE LAYOUT
MULTI SELECT
CANCEL SELECT SET
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Select and set the items both on the screen in step 2 of the
“Selecting a single picture and printing it” and in step 3 of the
“Selecting multiple pictures and printing them” procedures.
When you want to print pictures in a paper size or a layout which is not
supported by the camera, set [PAPER SIZE] or [PAGE LAYOUT] to [{]
and then set the paper size or the layout on the printer. (For details,
refer to the operating instructions of the printer.)
When [PRINT SET (DPOF)] has been selected, the
[PRINT WITH DATE] and [NUM. OF PRINTS] items are not displayed.
If the printer does not support date printing, the date cannot be printed on the picture.
Since the printer’s settings may take precedence over the print with date setting, check the
printer’s print with date setting as well.
When printing images with a text stamp, please remember to set print with date to [OFF] or the
date will print on top.
Note
When asking the photo shop to print the pictures
By stamping the date using [TEXT STAMP] (P73) or setting date printing at the time of the
[PRINT SET] (P78) setting before going to a photo shop, the dates can be printed at the photo
shop.
You can set the number of prints up to 999.
Print Settings
[PRINT WITH DATE]
Item Description of settings
[OFF] Date is not printed.
[ON] Date is printed.
[NUM. OF PRINTS]
OFF
1
CANCEL SELECT EXIT
PRINT START
PRINT WITH DATE
NUM. OF PRINTS
PAPER SIZE
PAGE LAYOUT
MULTI SELECT
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Paper sizes not supported by the printer will not be displayed.
An item cannot be selected if the printer does not support the page layout.
Layout printing
When printing a picture several times on 1 sheet of paper
For example, if you want to print the same picture 4 times on 1 sheet of paper, set
[PAGE LAYOUT] to [ä] and then set [NUM. OF PRINTS] to 4 for the picture that you
want to print.
When printing different pictures on 1 sheet of paper
For example, if you want to print 4 different pictures on 1 sheet of paper, set
[PAGE LAYOUT] to [ä] and then set [NUM. OF PRINTS] to 1 for each of the 4 pictures.
Note
The camera is receiving an error message from the printer when the [¥] indication lights
orange during printing. After finishing printing, make sure there are no problems with the
printer.
If the number of prints is high, the pictures may be printed several times. In this case, the
remaining number of prints indicated may differ from the number set.
[PAPER SIZE]
Item Description of settings
{ Settings on the printer are prioritized.
[L/3.5qk5q]
89 mm
k
127 mm
[2L/5qk7q]127 mmk178 mm
[POSTCARD] 100 mmk148 mm
[16:9] 101.6 mmk180.6 mm
[A4] 210 mmk297 mm
[A3] 297 mmk420 mm
[10k15cm] 100 mmk150 mm
[4qk6q]101.6 mmk152.4 mm
[8qk10q]203.2 mmk254 mm
[LETTER] 216 mmk279.4 mm
[CARD SIZE] 54 mmk85.6 mm
[PAGE LAYOUT] (Layouts for printing that can be set with this unit)
Item Description of settings
{ Settings on the printer are prioritized.
á 1 picture with no frame on 1 page
â 1 picture with a frame on 1 page
ã 2pictures on 1page
ä 4pictures on 1page
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[PLAYBACK] mode: ¸
Playing Back Pictures on a TV Screen
Please use the supplied AV cable. (DMC-FS7/DMC-FS6)
Please use the optional AV cable (DMW-AVC1). (DMC-FS8)
Preparations:
Set the [TV ASPECT]. (P25)
Turn this unit and the TV off.
1Yellow: to the video input socket
2White: to the audio input socket
AAlign the marks, and insert.
BAV cable
Check the directions of the connectors, and plug them straight in or unplug them straight out.
(Otherwise the connectors may be bent out of shape which will cause trouble.)
Connect the AV cable to the video input and the audio input sockets on the TV.
Connect the AV cable to the [AV OUT] socket on the camera.
Turn the TV on and select external input.
Turn the camera on.
Note
Depending on the [ASPECT RATIO], black bands may be displayed on the top and bottom or
the left and right of the pictures.
Do not use any other AV cables except the supplied one. (DMC-FS7/DMC-FS6)
Do not use any other cables except a genuine Panasonic AV cable (DMW-AVC1; optional). (DMC-FS8)
Read the operating instructions for the TV.
When you play back a picture vertically, it may be blurry.
Still pictures recorded on an SD Memory Card can be played back on a TV with an SD
Memory Card slot.
Note
Depending on the TV model, pictures may not be displayed on the full screen.
Motion pictures cannot be played back. To play back motion pictures, connect the camera to
the TV with the AV cable.
You cannot play back pictures on SDHC cards if the TV does not support these cards.
You may not be able to play back MultiMediaCards.
Playing back pictures using the AV cable
Playing back pictures on a TV with an SD Memory Card slot
DIGITAL
AV OUT
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Screen Display
In recording
Recording in normal picture mode [!] (Initial setting)
1 Recording mode
2 Flash mode (P39)
3 AF area (P32)
4 Focus (P32)
5 Picture size (P59)
6 Quality (P60)
7 Battery indication (P13)
8 Number of recordable pictures (P103)
9 Built-in memory (P16)
: Card (P16) (displayed only during recording)
10 Recording state
11 ISO sensitivity (P61)
12 Shutter speed (P32)
13 Aperture value (P32)
14 Optical image stabilizer (P65)/ : Jitter alert (P32)
In recording (after settings)
15 AF macro mode (P42)
: Macro zoom mode (P42)
16 White balance (P62)
17 ISO sensitivity (P61)
maximum ISO sensitivity level (P61)
18 Color mode (P65)
19 Recording quality (P55)
20 Available recording time (P55):
21 Name¢1 (P50)
22 Age¢1 (P50)
Location¢2 (P56)
23 Travel date (P56)
24 Elapsed recording time (P55)
: Intelligent ISO (P61)
25 Current date and time/: Travel destination setting¢2 (P58)
Zoom/Extended optical zoom (P33)/ : Digital zoom (P33, 65)
26 Exposure compensation (P44)
27 High angle mode (P23)
: Power LCD (P23)
: Auto Power LCD (P23)
28 Self-timer mode (P43)
29 Burst (P64)/ : Auto bracket (P45)/B: Audio recording (P55)
30 AF assist lamp (P66)
31 Number of days that have passed since the departure date (P56)
¢1 This is displayed for about 5 seconds when this unit is turned on in [BABY1]/[BABY2] or [PET] in
Scene mode.
¢2 This is displayed for about 5 seconds when the camera is turned on, after setting the clock and
after switching from Playback mode to Recording mode.
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In playback
1 Playback mode (P34)
2 Protected picture (P79)
3 Favorites (P77)
4 Stamped with text indication (P73)
5 Picture size (P59)
Motion picture icon (P70)
6 Quality (P60)
7 Battery indication (P13)
8 Folder/File number (P83)
Built-in memory (P16)
Elapsed playback time (P70):
9 Picture number/Total pictures
10 Motion picture recording time
(P70):
11 Exposure compensation (P44)
12 Recording information
13 Favorites settings (P77)
14 Recorded date and time/Travel destination setting (P56, 58)
Name (P50)
Title (P72)
15 Age (P50)
16 Number of days that have passed since the departure date (P56)
17 Power LCD (P23)
18 Number of prints (P78)
19 Motion picture playback (P70)
Cable disconnection warning icon (P84)
Cautions for Use
Take care not to drop or knock the unit or put a lot of pressure on it.
Take care not to knock or drop the bag/case that you inserted the camera in as the shock may
cause damage to the camera, lens or LCD monitor.
Do not attach any other items to the hand strap that’s included with your camera. While being
stored, that item can rest against the LCD monitor and damage it.
Do not use a paper bag as it can easily rip causing the camera to fall and be damaged.
We strongly recommend you purchase a good camera bag/case from your local dealer to
protect your camera.
Keep the camera as far away as possible from electromagnetic equipment (such as
microwave ovens, TVs, video games etc.).
If you use the camera on top of or near a TV, the pictures and sound on the camera may be
disrupted by electromagnetic wave radiation.
Do not use the camera near cell phones because doing so may result in noise adversely
affecting the pictures and sound.
Recorded data may be damaged, or pictures may be distorted, by strong magnetic fields
created by speakers or large motors.
Optimal use of the camera
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Electromagnetic wave radiation generated by microprocessors may adversely affect the
camera, disturbing the pictures and sound.
If the camera is adversely affected by electromagnetic equipment and stops functioning
properly, turn the camera off and remove the battery or disconnect AC adaptor (DMW-AC5PP;
optional). Then reinsert the battery or reconnect AC adaptor and turn the camera on.
Do not use the camera near radio transmitters or high-voltage lines.
If you record near radio transmitters or high-voltage lines, the recorded pictures and sound may
be adversely affected.
Always use the supplied cords and cables. If you use optional accessories, use the
cords and the cables supplied with them.
Do not extend the cords or the cables.
Do not spray the camera with insecticides or volatile chemicals.
• If the camera is sprayed with such chemicals, the body of the camera may be damaged and the
surface finish may peel off.
Do not keep rubber or plastic products in contact with the camera for a long period of time.
Before cleaning the camera, remove the battery or the DC coupler (DMW-DCC4;
optional), or disconnect the power plug from the outlet. Then wipe the camera with
a dry soft cloth.
When the camera is soiled badly, it can be cleaned by wiping the dirt off with a wrung wet cloth,
and then with a dry cloth.
Do not use solvents such as benzine, thinner, alcohol, kitchen detergents, etc., to clean the
camera, since it may deteriorate the external case or the coating may peel off.
When using a chemical cloth, be sure to follow the accompanying instructions.
If the LCD monitor is dirty, blow away dust and foreign matter with a commercial blower brush.
If it is very dirty, gently rub with a soft cloth or an eyeglass cloth.
Do not press the LCD monitor with excessive force. Uneven colors may appear on the LCD
monitor and it may malfunction.
Do not press on the LCD monitor with hard pointed tips, such as ball point pens.
Do not scratch or press the LCD monitor too hard.
If the camera is cold when you turn it on, the picture on the LCD monitor will be slightly darker
than usual at first. However, the picture will return to normal brightness when the internal
temperature of the camera increases.
Do not press the lens with excessive force.
Do not leave the camera with the lens facing the sun as rays of light from the sun may cause it
to malfunction. Also, be careful when placing the camera outside or near a window.
Cleaning
About the LCD monitor
Extremely high precision technology is employed to produce the LCD monitor screen.
However there may be some dark or bright spots (red, blue or green) on the screen.
This is not a malfunction. The LCD monitor screen has more than 99.99% effective
pixels with a mere 0.01% of the pixels inactive or always lit. The spots will not be
recorded on pictures on the built-in memory or a card.
About the Lens
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The battery is a rechargeable lithium ion battery. Its ability to generate power comes
from the chemical reaction that takes place inside it. This reaction is susceptible to
the surrounding temperature and humidity. If the temperature is too high or too low,
the operating time of the battery will become shorter.
Always remove the battery after use.
Store the removed battery in the battery case (supplied).
If you drop the battery accidentally, check to see if the body
of the battery and the terminals are damaged.
Inserting a damaged battery in the camera will damage the camera.
Bring charged spare batteries when going out.
Be aware that the operating time of the battery becomes shorter in low temperature conditions
such as at a ski resort.
When you travel, do not forget to bring the battery charger (supplied) so that you can charge
the battery in the country that you are traveling in.
Dispose of unusable battery.
The battery has a limited life.
Do not throw the battery into fire because it may cause an explosion.
The unusable battery should be discarded in accordance with battery recycling laws. Call the
RBRC hotline at 1-800-822-8837 for information.
Do not allow battery terminals to come into contact with metal objects (such as
necklaces, hairpins etc.).
This can cause short circuiting or heat generation and you may be badly burned if you touch a
battery.
If you use the battery charger near a radio, the radio reception may be disturbed.
Keep the charger 1 m (3.28 feet) or more away from radios.
The charger may generate whirring sounds when it is being used. This is not a malfunction.
After use, be sure to disconnect the power supply device from the electrical outlet. (A very
small amount of current is consumed if it is left connected.)
Keep the terminals of the charger and battery clean.
Do not leave the card where the temperature is high, where electromagnetic waves
or static electricity are easily generated or exposed to direct sunlight.
Do not bend or drop the card.
The card may be damaged or the recorded content may be damaged or deleted.
Put the card in the card case or the storage bag after use and when storing or carrying the
card.
• Do not allow dirt, dust or water to get into the terminals on the back of the card and do not touch
the terminals with your fingers.
Notice for when transferring to another party, or disposing of the memory card
• “Format” or “delete” using the camera or a PC will only modify the file management information,
and it will not erase the data in the memory card completely.
It is recommended to physically destroy the memory card or use the commercially available
computer data deletion software to completely erase the data in the memory card before
transferring to another party or disposing.
Management of data in the memory card is the responsibility of the user.
Battery
Charger
Card
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Personal information is included in the recorded image when the name or birthday is set in
[BABY1]/[BABY2] in Scene mode.
Disclaimer
Information including personal information may be altered or vanish due to erroneous
operation, effect of static electricity, accident, malfunction, repair, or other handlings.
Please note in advance that Panasonic is not liable in any way for any direct or indirect damage
from the alteration or vanishing of information or personal information.
When requesting a repair, transferring to another party or disposing
Reset the settings to protect the personal information. (P24)
If there are pictures stored in the built-in memory, copy them into the memory card (P80) before
formatting the built-in memory (P25) as needed.
Remove the memory card from the camera when requesting a repair.
Built-in memory and settings may return to factory default when camera is repaired.
Please contact the dealer where you purchased the camera or your nearest Service Centre if
above operations are not possible due to malfunction.
When transferring to another party, or disposing of the memory card, please refer to
“Notice for when transferring to another party, or disposing of the memory card” on
P92.
Store the battery in a cool and dry place with a relatively stable temperature: [Recommended
temperature: 15 oC to 25 oC (59 oF to 77 oF), Recommended humidity: 40% to 60%]
Always remove the battery and the card from the camera.
If the battery is left inserted in the camera, it will discharge even if the camera is turned off. If
the battery continues to be left in the camera, it will discharge excessively and may become
unusable even if charged.
When storing the battery for a long period of time, we recommend charging it once a year.
Remove the battery from the camera and store it again after it has completely discharged.
We recommend storing the camera with a desiccant (silica gel) when you keep it in a closet or
a cabinet.
Recorded data may be damaged or lost if the camera breaks down due to inappropriate
handling. Panasonic will not be liable for any damage suffered due to loss of recorded data.
When you use a tripod, make sure the tripod is stable when this unit is attached to it.
You may not be able to remove the card or the battery when using a tripod.
Make sure that the screw on the tripod is not at an angle when attaching or detaching the
camera. You may damage the screw on the camera if you use excessive force when turning it.
Also, the camera body and the rating label may be damaged or scratched if the camera is
attached too tightly to the tripod.
Read the operating instructions for the tripod carefully.
Some tripods cannot be attached when the DC coupler (DMW-DCC4; optional) and AC adaptor
(DMW-AC5PP; optional) are connected.
About the personal information
When not using the camera for a long period of time
About the picture data
About tripods
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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 LOCKED]
>The Write-Protect switch on the SD Memory Card and the SDHC Memory Card are
moved to [LOCK]. Move the switch back to unlock it. (P17)
[NO VALID PICTURE TO PLAY]
>Record a picture or insert a card with a recorded picture and then play it.
[THIS PICTURE IS PROTECTED]
>Delete the picture after canceling the protect setting. (P79)
[THIS PICTURE CANNOT BE DELETED]/[SOME PICTURES CANNOT BE DELETED]
Pictures not based on the DCF standard cannot be deleted.
>If you want to delete some pictures, format the card after saving necessary data on a PC
etc. (P25)
[NO ADDITIONAL SELECTIONS CAN BE MADE]
The number of pictures, which can be set at one time when [MULTI] has been selected for
[DELETE MULTI] (P37), [FAVORITE] (P77), [TITLE EDIT] (P72), [TEXT STAMP] (P73) or
[RESIZE] (P74) has been exceeded.
>Reduce the number of pictures set, and then repeat the operation.
More than 999 favorites have been set.
[CANNOT BE SET ON THIS PICTURE]
[TITLE EDIT], [TEXT STAMP] or [PRINT SET] cannot be set for pictures not based on the
DCF standard.
[NOT ENOUGH SPACE ON BUILT-IN MEMORY]/[NOT ENOUGH MEMORY ON THE
CARD]
There is no space left on the built-in memory or the card.
– When you copy pictures from the built-in memory to the card (batch copy), the pictures are
copied until the capacity of the card becomes full.
[SOME PICTURES CANNOT BE COPIED]/[COPY COULD NOT BE COMPLETED]
The following pictures cannot be copied.
– When a picture with the same name as the picture to be copied exists in the copy
destination. (Only when copying from a card to the built-in memory.)
– Files not based on the DCF standard.
Moreover, pictures recorded or edited by other equipment may not be copied.
[BUILT-IN MEMORY ERROR
FORMAT BUILT-IN MEMORY?]
This message will be displayed when you formatted the built-in memory on a PC.
>Format the built-in memory on the camera again. (P25) The data on the built-in memory
will be deleted.
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[MEMORY CARD ERROR
FORMAT THIS CARD?]
This card has a format which is not recognized by the camera.
>Format the card again with the camera after saving necessary data on a PC etc. (P25)
[PLEASE TURN CAMERA OFF AND THEN ON AGAIN]/[SYSTEM ERROR]
This message appears when the camera is not operating properly.
>Turn the camera off and on. If the message persists, contact the dealer or your nearest
Service Center.
[MEMORY CARD PARAMETER ERROR]
>Use a card compatible with this unit. (P17)
You can only use an SDHC Memory Card if using cards with 4 GB or more capacity.
[MEMORY CARD ERROR
PLEASE CHECK THE CARD]
An error has occurred accessing the card.
>Insert the card again.
>Insert a different card.
[READ ERROR/WRITE ERROR
PLEASE CHECK THE CARD]
It has failed to read or write data.
>Remove the card after turning the power [OFF]. Insert the card again, turn the power on,
and try to read or write the data again.
The card may be broken.
>Insert a different card.
[MOTION RECORDING WAS CANCELLED DUE TO THE LIMITATION OF THE
WRITING SPEED OF THE CARD]
When you set the recording quality to [ ] or [ ], we recommend using a high-speed
card with “10MB/s” or greater displayed on the package.
In the event that it stops even after using a “10MB/s” card or higher, the data writing speed has
deteriorated so it is recommended to make a backup and then format (P25).
Depending on the type of SD Memory Card or SDHC Memory Card, motion picture recording
may stop in the middle.
[A FOLDER CANNOT BE CREATED]
A folder cannot be created because there are no remaining folder numbers that can be used.
(P83)
>Format the card after saving necessary data on a PC etc. (P25) If you execute
[NO.RESET] in the [SETUP] menu after formatting, the folder number is reset to 100.
(P24)
[PICTURE IS DISPLAYED FOR 4:3 TV]/[PICTURE IS DISPLAYED FOR 16:9 TV]
The AV cable (P88) is connected to the camera.
>Press [MENU/SET] if you want to delete this message at once.
>Select [TV ASPECT] in the [SETUP] menu if you want to change the TV aspect. (P25)
This message also appears when the USB connection cable is connected to the camera only.
In this case, connect the other end of the USB connection cable to a PC or a printer. (P81, 84)
[PRINTER BUSY]/[PLEASE CHECK THE PRINTER]
The printer cannot print.
>Check the printer.
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Troubleshooting
First, try out the following procedures (P96–102).
The battery is not inserted correctly. (P14)
The battery is exhausted.
Is [AUTO LCD OFF] (P23) of the [ECONOMY] mode active?
>Press the shutter button halfway to cancel these modes.
The battery is exhausted.
The battery is exhausted.
If you leave the camera on, the battery will be exhausted.
>Turn the camera off frequently by using the [ECONOMY] mode etc. (P23)
Is the temperature of the battery excessively high or low? If it is, it will take longer than usual to
charge the battery or charging may remain incomplete.
Are the terminals of the charger or battery dirty?
>Wipe off the dirt using a dry cloth.
[NO BATTERY POWER REMAINS]
The remaining battery power is low.
>Charge the battery.
[THIS BATTERY CANNOT BE USED]
The battery cannot be recognized by the camera.
>Use a genuine Panasonic battery. If this message is displayed even when a genuine
Panasonic battery is used, contact the dealer or your nearest Service Center.
The battery cannot be recognized as its terminal is dirty.
>Remove any dirt etc. from the terminal.
If the problem is not resolved, it may be improved by selecting [RESET]
(P24)
on the
[SETUP] menu when taking pictures.
Battery and power source
The camera cannot be operated even when it is turned on.
The LCD monitor turns off while the camera is turned on.
The camera turns off immediately after it is turned on.
The [CHARGE] lamp flashes.
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Is the [REC]/[PLAYBACK] selector switch at the [!] setting? (P27)
Is there any memory remaining on the built-in memory or the card?
>Delete the pictures which are not necessary to increase the available memory. (P36)
The picture can become whitish if there is dirt e.g. fingerprints on the lens.
>If the lens is dirty, turn on the camera, eject the lens barrel (P11) and gently wipe the lens
surface with a soft dry cloth.
Was this picture taken with the flash at the close range when the zoom is near [W] (1k)?
>Zoom in a little, and then take the pictures. (P33)
>Check that the exposure is correctly compensated. (P44)
>Set Auto bracket (P45), [HI-SPEED BURST] (P52), [FLASH BURST] (P52) in Scene mode
or [BURST] (P64) of the [REC] mode menu to [OFF].
The focus range varies depending on the Recording mode.
>Set to the proper mode for the distance to the subject.
The subject is beyond the focus range of the camera. (P31)
There is camera shake (jitter) or the subject is moving slightly. (P32)
>The shutter speed becomes slower when pictures are taken in dark places so hold the
camera firmly with both hands to take the pictures. (P28)
>When taking pictures at a slow shutter speed, use the self-timer. (P43)
Is the number of recordable pictures 2 or less?
Is the ISO sensitivity high or the shutter speed slow?
(ISO sensitivity is set to [AUTO] when the camera is shipped. Therefore, when taking pictures
indoors etc. noise will appear.)
>Decrease the ISO sensitivity. (P61)
>Set [COLOR MODE] to [NATURAL]. (P65)
>Take pictures in bright places.
Has [HIGH SENS.] or [HI-SPEED BURST] in the Scene mode been set? If so, the resolution of
the recorded picture decreases slightly because of high sensitivity processing, but this is not a
malfunction.
Recording
The picture cannot be recorded.
The recorded picture is whitish.
The area around where the pictures were taken becomes dark.
The recorded picture is too bright or dark.
2 or 3 pictures are taken at one time.
The subject is not focused properly.
The recorded picture is blurred. The Optical image stabilizer is not effective.
Taking pictures using Auto bracket is not possible.
The recorded picture looks rough. Noise appears on the picture.
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If recording under fluorescent light, the brightness or the hue may change slightly when the
shutter speed becomes fast. This occurs due to the characteristics of fluorescent light. It is not
a malfunction.
Depending on the type of the card, recording may stop in the middle.
>When you set the recording quality to [ ] or [ ], we recommend using a high-speed
card with “10MB/s” or greater displayed on the package.
>In the event that it stops even after using a “10MB/s” card or higher, the data writing speed
has deteriorated so it is recommended to make a backup and then format (P25).
Are you using a MultiMediaCard? This unit does not support MultiMediaCards.
The LCD monitor turns off and the status indicator lights when [AUTO LCD OFF] (P23) is
selected for the [ECONOMY] mode.
[This does not happen when using the AC adaptor (DMW-AC5PP; optional).]
If the remaining battery power is low, it may take longer for the flash to be charged, and the
time during which the LCD monitor is turned off may become longer.
This phenomenon appears when you press the shutter button halfway to set the aperture value
and does not affect the recorded pictures.
This phenomenon also appears when the brightness changes when the camera is zoomed or
when the camera is moved. This is because of operation of the automatic aperture of the
camera, and it is not a malfunction.
The LCD monitor may flicker for a few seconds after turning the camera on indoors under
fluorescent light. This is not a malfunction.
>Adjust the brightness of the screen. (P22)
[POWER LCD] or [HIGH ANGLE] is activated. (P23)
The brightness or the hue of the recorded picture is different from the actual
scene.
A reddish vertical line (smear) appears on the LCD monitor during
picture-taking.
This is a characteristic of CCDs, and it appears when the subject has a
bright part. Some unevenness may occur in the surrounding areas, but
this is not a malfunction.
It is recorded in motion pictures but is not recorded on still pictures.
It is recommended that you take pictures while taking care not to expose
the screen to sunlight or any other source of strong light.
Motion picture recording stops in the middle.
LCD monitor
The LCD monitor turns off although the camera is turned on.
The LCD monitor becomes darker or brighter for a moment.
The LCD monitor flickers indoors.
The LCD monitor is too bright or dark.
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This is not a malfunction.
These pixels do not affect the recorded pictures.
In dark places, noise may appear to maintain the brightness of the LCD monitor. This does not
affect the pictures you are recording.
If the LCD monitor is pressed with a finger and pressure is applied, distortion (uneven colors)
will appear on the screen, but this is not a malfunction.
Is the flash setting set to [Œ]?
>Change the flash setting. (P39)
Flash mode is not available when Auto bracket (P45) or [BURST] (P64) in [REC] mode menu
has been set.
The flash is activated twice when red-eye reduction (P39) has been set.
Has [FLASH BURST] (P52) in Scene mode been set?
[ROTATE DISP.] (P76) is set to [ON].
Is the [REC]/[PLAYBACK] selector switch set to [(]? (P34)
Is there a picture on the built-in memory or the card?
>The pictures on the built-in memory appear when a card is not inserted. The picture data on
the card appears when a card is inserted.
Is this a picture whose file name has been changed in the PC? If it is, it cannot be played back
by this unit.
Has [CATEGORY PLAY] or [FAVORITE PLAY] been set for playback?
>Change to [NORMAL PLAY]. (P34)
Black, red, blue and green dots appear on the LCD monitor.
Noise appears on the LCD monitor.
Distortion appears in the LCD monitor.
Flash
The flash is not activated.
Flash is activated several times.
Playback
The picture being played back is rotated and displayed in an unexpected
direction.
The picture is not played back.
The recorded pictures are not displayed.
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Is this a non-standard picture, a picture which has been edited using a PC or a picture which
was taken by another maker of digital camera?
Did you remove the battery immediately after picture-taking or did you take the picture using a
battery with a low remaining charge?
>Format the data to delete the pictures mentioned above. (P25)
(Other pictures will be deleted as well and it will not be possible to restore them.
Therefore, check well before formatting.)
Is the clock in the camera set properly? (P18)
When pictures edited using a PC or pictures taken by other equipment are searched, they may
be displayed on dates differing from the actual dates on which the pictures were taken.
When the flash is set to red-eye reduction ([ ], [ ], [ ]) and if you take a picture of
subject with red color surrounded by a skin tone color, that red part may be corrected to black
by the digital red-eye reduction function.
>It is recommended to take picture with Flash mode set to [], [], or [Œ].
Is it a picture that has been recorded with other equipment? In such cases, these pictures may
be displayed with a deteriorated picture quality.
This unit automatically adjusts the aperture during motion picture recording. At such times, the
sound may break up. This is not a malfunction.
Is the camera connected to the TV correctly?
>Set the TV input to external input mode.
Depending on the TV model, the pictures may be extra horizontally or vertically or they may be
displayed with their edges cut off.
The folder number and the file number are displayed as [—] and the screen turns
black.
With a calendar search, pictures are displayed on dates differing from the actual
dates on which the pictures were taken.
White round spots like soap bubbles appear on the recorded picture.
If you take a picture with the flash in a dark place or indoors, white
round spots may appear on the picture caused by the flash reflecting of
particles of dust in the air. This is not a malfunction.
A characteristic of this is that the number of round spots and their
position differ in every picture.
Red part of the recorded image has changed color to black.
[THUMBNAIL IS DISPLAYED] appears on the screen.
The sound of the recorded motion pictures sometimes breaks up.
TV, PC and printer
The picture does not appear on the television.
The display areas on the TV screen and the camera’s LCD monitor are different.
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Are you trying to play back the motion pictures by directly inserting the card in the card slot of
the TV?
>Connect the camera to the TV with the AV cable and then play back the pictures on the
camera. (P88)
>Check [TV ASPECT] setting. (P25)
Is the camera connected to the PC correctly?
Is the camera recognized by the PC correctly?
>Set to [PC] in [USB MODE]. (P25, 81)
>Disconnect the USB connection cable. Connect it again while the card is inserted in the
camera.
Pictures cannot be printed using a printer which does not support PictBridge.
>Set to [PictBridge(PTP)] in [USB MODE]. (P25, 84)
>When using a printer with a trimming or borderless printing function, cancel this function
before printing. (For details, refer to the operating instructions for the printer.)
>When you order photo studios to print pictures, ask the photo studio if the pictures can be
printed with both ends.
>Press [MENU/SET], select the [SETUP] menu icon [ ] and then select the [~] icon to set
the desired language. (P26)
In dark places, the AF assist lamp (P66) lights red to make it easier to focus on a subject.
Is [AF ASSIST LAMP] on the [REC] mode menu set to [ON]? (P66)
The AF assist lamp does not turn on in bright places.
The surface of the camera may become warm during use. This does not affect the performance
or quality of the camera.
The motion pictures cannot be played back on a TV.
The picture is not displayed fully on the TV.
The picture cannot be transferred when the camera is connected to a PC.
The card is not recognized by the PC. (The built-in memory is recognized.)
The picture cannot be printed when the camera is connected to a printer.
The ends of the pictures are cut at printing.
Others
An unreadable language was selected by mistake.
A red lamp sometimes turns on when the shutter button is pressed halfway.
The AF assist lamp does not turn on.
The camera becomes warm.
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When the brightness changes due to zoom or camera movement etc., the lens may click and
the picture on the screen may drastically change. However, the picture is not affected. The
sound is caused by the automatic adjustment of the aperture. This is not a malfunction.
If you do not use the camera for a long time, the clock may be reset.
>When the message [PLEASE SET THE CLOCK] appears, set the clock again. When you
take a picture before setting the clock, [AM12:00 0. 0. 0] is recorded. (P18)
At some magnification levels, the pictures taken are slightly distorted or the outlines and other
areas in the pictures taken are colored, but this is not a malfunction.
When using the extended optical zoom, the zooming action will stop temporarily near [W]. This
is not a malfunction.
Is the camera set to Macro zoom mode? (P42)
Maximum zoom during Macro zoom mode is 3k digital zoom.
When you perform an operation after taking a certain action, the pictures may be recorded in
folders with different numbers from the ones used prior to the operation. (P83)
If the battery was inserted or removed without first turning the camera’s power off, the folder
and file numbers for the pictures taken will not be stored in the memory. When the power is
then turned back on and pictures are taken, they may be stored under file numbers which
should have been assigned to previous pictures.
Check the clock (P18) and birthday settings (P50).
The lens barrel retracts about 15 seconds after switching from [REC] mode to [PLAYBACK]
mode.
This is the [AUTO DEMO] to introduce the features of the camera. Press a button to return the
camera to the original screen.
The lens clicks.
The clock is reset.
When pictures are taken using the zoom, they are slightly distorted and the
areas around the subject contain colors which are not actually present.
Zooming stops instantaneously.
Zoom does not go up to maximum magnification.
The file numbers are not recorded consecutively.
The file numbers are recorded in ascending order.
[AGE] is not displayed correctly.
The lens barrel is retracted.
When the camera is left alone, the slide show is suddenly displayed.
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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 and the available recording time varies depending on the
subjects.
Number of recordable pictures (¢1: DMC-FS7/DMC-FS8, ¢2: DMC-FS6)
Aspect ratio X
Picture size ¢1¢2 ()
¢1 ()
Quality A A A A
Built-in Memory
(Approx. 50 MB) 9 19122513282040
Card
32 MB 5116147161123
64 MB 11 24 14 30 16 34 24 48
128 MB 24 49 30 61 35 69 50 99
256 MB 48 97 61 120 68 135 98 190
512 MB 97 190 120 240 135 270 195 380
1GB 195 380 240 480 270 540 390 770
2GB 390 770 490 970 550 1090 790 1530
4GB 770 1520 970 1910 1090 2150 1560 3010
6GB 1180 2320 1470 2910 1660 3270 2380 4580
8GB 1580 3100 1980 3890 2230 4380 3180 6130
12 GB 2380 4680 2980 5880 3360 6610 4810 9260
16 GB 3180 6250 3980 7840 4490 8820 6410 12350
32 GB 6390 12540 7990 15730 9010 17700 12870 24780
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