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Operating Instructions
for advanced features
Digital Camera
Model No. DC-GX880
DVQP2005ZA
F0619CT0
until
2017/2/13
Message Display P309
Troubleshooting P312
Finding the information you need P2
Contents P4
Contents by Function P9
Menu list P182



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Finding the information you need
In this “Operating Instructions for advanced features”, you can find the information you
need from the following pages.
By clicking a page number, you can jump to the linked page and quickly find the
information.
Search from “Contents”
Click this icon to jump to “Contents”.
P4
Search from the list of function names P9
Search from the list of buttons and dials P14
Search from the list of screens and icons P302
Search from “Message Display” P309
Search from “Menu list”
Click this icon to jump to “Menu list”.
P182
Search from “Troubleshooting” P312
Click this icon to jump to “Finding the information you need”.
Click this icon to return to the previously displayed page.
For details on how to use this manual, see the next page. P3
Wi-Fi
®
function P245



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How to use this manual
∫ About the symbols in the text
• Click a cross reference in the text to jump to the corresponding page.
• Description in these operating instructions is based on the interchangeable lens (H-FS12032).
About the indication of the applicable mode
Applicable modes:
The icons indicate the modes available for a function.
• Black icons: Applicable modes
• Grey icons: Unavailable modes
: Indicates that the menu can be set by pressing [MENU/SET] button.
: Indicates that the Wi-Fi setting can be made by pressing [Wi-Fi] button.
: Tips for skilful use and points for recording.
: Conditions in which a particular function cannot be used.
: Continued to next page.
In these operating instructions, steps for setting a menu item are described as follows.
Example: In the [Rec] menu, change [Quality] from [A] to [›]
> [Rec] > [Quality] > [›]
MENU
Wi-Fi
MENU4
Contents
Finding the information you need……………………………………………………………………2
How to use this manual…………………………………………………………………………………3
Contents by Function ……………………………………………………………………………………9
1. Before Use
Care of the camera …………………………………………………………………………………….12
Standard Accessories …………………………………………………………………………………13
Names and Functions of Components…………………………………………………………..14
About the Lens…………………………………………………………………………………………..17
2. Getting Started/Basic Operations
Attaching the Shoulder Strap ……………………………………………………………………….18
Charging the Battery …………………………………………………………………………………..19
• Inserting the Battery ……………………………………………………………………………20
• Charging……………………………………………………………………………………………21
• Approximate operating time and number of recordable pictures………………..24
Inserting and Removing the Card (optional) …………………………………………………..27
Card Information ………………………………………………………………………………………..28
• Formatting the card (initialisation) …………………………………………………………29
• Approximate number of recordable pictures and available recording time ….30
Attaching/Removing the Lens ………………………………………………………………………32
Setting Date/Time (Clock Set)………………………………………………………………………36
• Re-adjusting the clock …………………………………………………………………………37
Basic Operations………………………………………………………………………………………..38
• Tips for taking good pictures ………………………………………………………………..38
• Extending/retracting the lens [when the interchangeable lens (H-FS12032/
H-FS35100) is attached] ……………………………………………………………………..39
• Adjust the angle of the monitor……………………………………………………………..40
• Shutter button (Taking pictures) ……………………………………………………………41
• Motion picture button (Recording motion pictures)…………………………………..41
• Mode dial (Selecting a Recording Mode) ……………………………………………….42
• Control Dial………………………………………………………………………………………..43
• Cursor buttons/[MENU/SET] button ………………………………………………………43
• [DISP.] button (Switching the displayed information)………………………………..44
• Touch screen (Touch operations) ………………………………………………………….46
• Taking Pictures Using the Touch Function ……………………………………………..47
• [REC. SETTING RESET] button (Resetting the recording settings) …………..49
Setting menu items …………………………………………………………………………………….50
Calling frequently-used menus instantly
(Quick Menu) …………………………………………………………………………………………….52
• Customising the Quick Menu settings ……………………………………………………53
Assigning frequently used functions to the buttons (function buttons)………………..54
Entering Text ……………………………………………………………………………………………..575
3. Recording Modes
Taking Pictures using the Automatic Function
(Intelligent Auto Mode)………………………………………………………………………………..58
• Taking handheld shots of night scenes ([iHandheld Night Shot]) ……………….61
• Combining pictures into a single picture with rich gradation ([iHDR])………….62
• Taking pictures with customised colour, defocus control, and brightness
settings……………………………………………………………………………………………..63
Taking Pictures of Yourself ([Self Shot])…………………………………………………………65
• Changing the way the shutter is released ………………………………………………74
Taking Pictures with Automatically Adjusted Aperture and Shutter Speed
(Programme AE Mode) ……………………………………………………………………………….76
Taking Pictures by Specifying the Aperture/
Shutter Speed ……………………………………………………………………………………………78
• Aperture-Priority AE Mode …………………………………………………………………..79
• Shutter-Priority AE Mode……………………………………………………………………..79
• Manual Exposure Mode ………………………………………………………………………80
• Confirm the Effects of Aperture and Shutter Speed (Preview Mode) ………….82
• Easily set aperture/shutter speed for suitable exposure (One Push AE) …….83
Taking panorama pictures (Panorama Shot Mode)………………………………………….84
Taking Pictures that match the Scene being recorded (Scene Guide Mode)……….87
Taking pictures of children or portraits with optimal settings ……………………………..90
• Child Mode ………………………………………………………………………………………..90
• Portrait Mode……………………………………………………………………………………..91
Taking Pictures with different image effects
(Creative Control Mode)………………………………………………………………………………92
4. Focus, Brightness (Exposure) and Colour tone Settings
Adjusting Focus Automatically ……………………………………………………………………..98
• Focus Mode (AFS/AFF/AFC) ……………………………………………………………..100
• Auto Focus Mode ……………………………………………………………………………..102
• Setting up position of the AF area/changing size of the AF area ……………..107
• Optimising the focus and brightness for a touched position…………………….109
Adjusting Focus Manually ………………………………………………………………………….110
Fixing the Focus and the Exposure (AF/AE Lock) …………………………………………113
Compensating the Exposure………………………………………………………………………114
Setting the Light Sensitivity………………………………………………………………………..116
Adjusting the White Balance ………………………………………………………………………118
5. 4K Photo and Drive Settings
Recording 4K Photos ………………………………………………………………………………..122
Selecting pictures from 4K burst file and saving ……………………………………………126
• Notes on the 4K Photo function…………………………………………………………..129
Controlling Focus After Recording
(Post Focus/Focus Stacking) ……………………………………………………………………..1326
• Recording using [Post Focus] …………………………………………………………….132
• Selecting the desired focus area and saving a picture……………………………135
• Merging multiple pictures to widen the focus range (Focus Stacking)……….136
Select a Drive Mode………………………………………………………………………………….138
• Burst Mode ………………………………………………………………………………………139
• Self-timer …………………………………………………………………………………………141
Taking Pictures While Adjusting a Setting Automatically (Bracket Recording) …..142
• Exposure Bracket ……………………………………………………………………………..143
Taking Pictures Automatically at Set Intervals ([Time Lapse Shot])………………….144
Creating Stop Motion Pictures ([Stop Motion Animation]) ……………………………….147
6. Stabiliser, Zoom and Flash
Image Stabiliser………………………………………………………………………………………..150
Taking Pictures with the Zoom ……………………………………………………………………152
• Raising the telescopic effect……………………………………………………………….153
• Zooming using touch operations (Touch zoom) …………………………………….157
Taking pictures by using the flash ……………………………………………………………….158
• Changing Flash Mode ……………………………………………………………………….160
• Setting to the 2nd Curtain Synchro………………………………………………………162
• Adjust the flash output……………………………………………………………………….163
• Synchronising the output of the flash to the Exposure Compensation………163
7. Recording Motion Pictures
Recording Motion Picture/4K Motion Picture ………………………………………………..164
• Setting the format, size and recording frame rate ………………………………….166
• How to set focus when recording a motion picture ([Continuous AF]) ………168
Recording still pictures while recording motion pictures …………………………………169
Recording Snap Movies…………………………………………………………………………….171
8. Playing Back and Editing Images
Playing Back Pictures ……………………………………………………………………………….174
Playing Back Motion Pictures……………………………………………………………………..175
• Creating Still Pictures from a Motion Picture …………………………………………176
Switching the Playback Method ………………………………………………………………….177
• Using the Playback Zoom ………………………………………………………………….177
• Displaying multiple screens (Multi Playback) ………………………………………..177
• Displaying Pictures by Recording Date (Calendar Playback) ………………….178
Playing Back Group Pictures ……………………………………………………………………..179
Deleting Pictures………………………………………………………………………………………181
9. Using Menu Functions
Menu list………………………………………………………………………………………………….182
• [Rec] menu ………………………………………………………………………………………182
• [Motion Picture] menu ……………………………………………………………………….202
• [Custom] menu …………………………………………………………………………………2047
• [Setup] menu ……………………………………………………………………………………213
• [Playback] menu……………………………………………………………………………….221
10. Using the Wi-Fi function
What you can do with the Wi-Fi
®
function …………………………………………………….245
Wi-Fi function …………………………………………………………………………………………..246
Controlling with a Smartphone/Tablet ………………………………………………………….248
• Installing the smartphone/tablet app “Image App” …………………………………248
• Connecting to a smartphone/tablet………………………………………………………249
• Taking images via a smartphone/tablet (remote recording)……………………..253
• Playing back images in the camera……………………………………………………..254
• Saving images stored in the camera ……………………………………………………254
• Sending images in the camera to an SNS ……………………………………………255
• Adding location information to images stored in the camera from
a smartphone/tablet ………………………………………………………………………….255
• Combining motion pictures recorded with Snap Movie according to your
preference on a smartphone/tablet ……………………………………………………..257
Displaying pictures on a TV ……………………………………………………………………….258
Sending images ……………………………………………………………………………………….259
Sending images to a smartphone/tablet……………………………………………………….263
Printing Wirelessly…………………………………………………………………………………….264
Sending images to AV device …………………………………………………………………….265
Sending images to PC ………………………………………………………………………………266
Using Web services ………………………………………………………………………………….268
• When sending images to web service………………………………………………….268
• When sending images to [Cloud Sync. Service] ……………………………………271
Registering to the “LUMIX CLUB”……………………………………………………………….272
• About the [LUMIX CLUB] …………………………………………………………………..272
About Connections……………………………………………………………………………………276
• Connecting via a wireless access point (via the network) ……………………….277
• Connecting the camera and another device directly (direct connection)……279
• Connecting quickly with the same settings as the previous ones ([Select a
destination from History]/[Select a destination from Favorite])…………………280
[Wi-Fi Setup] Menu …………………………………………………………………………………..282
11. Connecting to other equipment
Watching 4K motion pictures on a TV/ Saving 4K motion pictures on your PC or
recorder…………………………………………………………………………………………………..284
• Watching motion pictures in 4K …………………………………………………………..284
• Storing 4K motion pictures …………………………………………………………………285
Playing Back Pictures on a TV Screen ………………………………………………………..286
• Using VIERA Link (HDMI) ………………………………………………………………….288
Saving still pictures and motion pictures on your PC……………………………………..289
• Downloading software ……………………………………………………………………….290
• Transferring images to a PC……………………………………………………………….2928
Saving still pictures and motion pictures on a Recorder …………………………………294
Printing the Pictures………………………………………………………………………………….295
Enjoying 3D pictures …………………………………………………………………………………298
12. Others
Optional accessories…………………………………………………………………………………301
Monitor Display ………………………………………………………………………………………..302
Message Display………………………………………………………………………………………309
Troubleshooting ……………………………………………………………………………………….312
Cautions for Use ………………………………………………………………………………………3219
Contents by Function
Recording
Recording Mode …………………………P42
Self Shot Mode…………………………..P65
[Preview]……………………………………P82
Panorama Shot Mode …………………P84
[4K PHOTO] …………………………….P122
[Post Focus] …………………………….P132
[Time Lapse Shot] …………………….P144
[Stop Motion Animation] …………….P147
[Multi Exp.]……………………………….P192
[Silent Mode] ……………………………P204
3D recording…………………………….P298
Focus (AF/MF)
[Focus Mode]……………………………P100
[AF Mode]………………………………..P102
Adjusting the AF area position ……P107
Manual Focus…………………………..P110
[AF/AE Lock] ……………………………P113
Drive
[Drive Mode] …………………………….P138
[Self Timer] ………………………………P141
Picture Quality and Colour Tone
[Sensitivity] ………………………………P116
[White Balance] ………………………..P118
[Photo Style] …………………………….P183
[Filter Settings] …………………………P185
[Picture Size] ……………………………P187
[Quality] …………………………………..P188
[i.Dynamic]……………………………….P190
[i.Resolution]…………………………….P190
[HDR]………………………………………P191
[Long Shtr NR]………………………….P196
[Shading Comp.]……………………….P196
[Diffraction Compensation] …………P197
[Color Space]……………………………P197
Exposure
[Touch AE] …………………………………P48
[One Push AE] ……………………………P83
[AF/AE Lock]…………………………….P113
Exposure Compensation ……………P114
Exposure Bracket ……………………..P143
[Metering Mode]………………………..P189
Flash
[Flash Mode] …………………………….P160
2nd curtain synchro …………………..P162
[Flash Adjust.] …………………………..P163
Recording10
Motion Picture
[Rec Format]…………………………….P166
[Rec Quality]…………………………….P166
Motion pictures in 4K…………………P164
Recording still pictures while
recording motion pictures …………..P169
[Snap Movie] ……………………………P171
Audio
[Mic Level Adj.] …………………………P202
[Wind Noise Canceller] ………………P203
Screen settings
[Mic Level Disp.] ……………………….P202
[Center Marker]…………………………P208
[Zebra Pattern]………………………….P209
[Monochrome Live View] ……………P210
Basic settings
[Format] …………………………………….P29
[Clock Set] …………………………………P36
Display switching………………………..P44
How to set menu items………………..P50
[Q.MENU] ………………………………….P52
[Beep] ……………………………………..P214
[Economy] ……………………………….P216
[Reset] (initialisation) …………………P219
[Sensor Cleaning] ……………………..P220
Customisation
[CUSTOM] in the Quick Menu ………P53
Function buttons …………………………P54
[Custom] menu …………………………P204
Playback
Picture playback ……………………….P174
Motion picture playback……………..P175
Playback Zoom…………………………P177
Multi Playback ………………………….P177
Delete ……………………………………..P181
[Auto Review] …………………………..P211
Playback/display settings
[Slide Show] …………………………….P223
[Rotate]/[Rotate Disp.] ……………….P241
Edit
Focus Stacking …………………………P136
[Beauty Retouch] ………………………P226
[RAW Processing]……………………..P229
[4K PHOTO Bulk Saving]……………P231
[Light Composition] ……………………P232
[Clear Retouch]…………………………P234
[Resize]……………………………………P239
[Cropping] ………………………………..P240
Adding information
[Location Logging] …………………….P225
[Title Edit]…………………………………P235
[Text Stamp] …………………………….P236
Image settings
[Favorite]………………………………….P242
[Print Set] …………………………………P243
[Protect] …………………………………..P244
Motion Picture
Setup/Custom
Playback11
Connect
“Image App” …………………………….P248
[WPS (Push-Button)] ………….P277, 279
Direct connection………………………P279
Image App
Remote recording……………………..P253
Saving images………………………….P254
Sending images…………………P255, 263
Sending and adding location
information……………………………….P255
Combining motion pictures
recorded with [Snap Movie]………..P257
In combination with other devices
Playing back pictures on a TV …….P258
Printing images …………………………P264
Sending images to an AV
device ……………………………………..P265
Sending images to a PC …………….P266
Sending images to a web
service …………………………………….P268
Using [Cloud Sync. Service] ……….P271
PC
“PHOTOfunSTUDIO” ………………..P290
“SILKYPIX Developer Studio” …….P291
Transferring images to a PC ………P266
TV
Playing Back Pictures on a TV
Screen …………………………………….P286
[VIERA Link] …………………………….P288
Recorder
Dubbing …………………………………..P294
Printer
PictBridge ………………………………..P295
Wi-Fi
Connections with other devices12
1. Before Use
Care of the camera
Do not subject to strong vibration, shock, or pressure.
• The lens, monitor, or external case may be damaged if used in the following conditions.
It may also malfunction or image may not be recorded if you:
– Drop or hit the camera.
– Press hard on the lens or the monitor.
This camera is not dust/drip/water proof.
Avoid using the camera in places with a lot of dust, water, sand, etc.
• Liquid, sand and other foreign material may get into the space around the lens, buttons, etc. Be
particularly careful since it may not just cause malfunctions, but it may also become irreparable.
– 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 at the beach.
If sand, dust, or liquids such as water droplets adhere to the monitor, wipe them off with a
dry soft cloth.
– Not doing so may cause the monitor to respond incorrectly to touch operations.
Do not place your hands inside the mount of the digital camera body. Since the
sensor unit is a precision apparatus, it may cause a malfunction or damage.
∫ About Condensation (When the lens or monitor is fogged up)
• Condensation occurs when the ambient temperature or humidity changes. Be careful of
condensation since it causes lens and monitor 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.13
1. Before Use
Standard Accessories
Check that all the accessories are supplied before using the camera.
• The accessories and their shape will differ depending on the country or area where the camera
was purchased.
For details on the accessories, refer to “Basic Operating Instructions”.
• Battery Pack is indicated as battery pack or battery in the text.
• microSD Memory Card, microSDHC Memory Card and microSDXC Memory Card are
indicated as card in the text.
• The card is optional.1. Before Use
14
Names and Functions of Components
∫ Camera body
1 45 766 3 2 8 9
15 16 12 14 13 17 11
10
1 Mode dial (P42)
2 Shutter button (P41)
3 Camera ON/OFF switch (P36)
4
Self-timer indicator (P141)/
AF Assist Lamp (P205)
5
[ ] (4K photo mode) button (P122)/
[Fn1] button (P54)
6
Stereo microphone (P202)
• Be careful not to cover the microphone with
your finger. Doing so may make sound difficult
to record.
7 Flash (P158)
8 Focus distance reference mark (P112)
9
[ ] (Post Focus) button (P132)/
[Fn3] button (P54)
10 Shoulder strap eyelet (P18)
11
Charging lamp (P22)/
Wi-Fi
®
connection lamp (P246)
12 Lens fitting mark (P32)
13 Sensor
14 Mount
15 Lens lock pin
16 Lens release button (P32)
17 Speaker (P214)15
1. Before Use
∫ About the function button ([Fn4] to
[Fn8])
• Function buttons ([Fn4] to [Fn8]) (P54) are
touch icons. Touch the [ ] tab on the
recording screen to display them.
27
24
26
18
31 33
19
28
20 21
32 30 29
22
23
25
18 Touch screen (P46)/monitor (P302)
19 Flash open lever (P158)
20 Motion picture button (P164)
21 [(] (Playback) button (P174)
22 [HDMI] socket (P286)
23 [USB/CHARGE] socket (P19, 292, 295)
24
Cursor buttons (P43)
3/[È] (Exposure Compensation) (P114)
1/[ ] (White Balance) (P118)
2/[ ] (Auto Focus Mode) (P102)
4/[ ] (Drive mode) (P138)
25 Control dial (P43)
26 [MENU/SET] button (P43, 50)
27 [DISP.] button (P44, 45)
28
[ ] (Delete) button (P181)/
[ ] (Quick Menu/Return) button (P52)/
[Fn2] button (P54)
29
[REC. SETTING RESET] button (P49)
• Use this button to restore the default recording
settings.
30
Tripod mount (P327)
• It may not be possible to attach and securely
fasten a tripod with a screw length of 5.5 mm
(0.22 inch) or more to the camera. Doing so
may also damage the camera.
31
DC coupler cover (P301)
• When using an AC adaptor, ensure that the
Panasonic DC coupler (optional) and AC
adaptor (optional) are used.
• The optional DC coupler (DMW-DCC15)
cannot be used.
32 Release lever (P20, 27)
33 Card/Battery door (P20, 27)1. Before Use
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∫ Lens
• The interchangeable lens (H-FS12032) does not have a focus ring, but you can use manual
focus by operating the camera. (P110)
H-FS12032 H-FS35100
H-PS14042
1 Lens surface
2 Zoom ring (P152)
3 Contact point
4 Lens fitting mark (P32)
5 Focus ring (P111)
6 Zoom lever (P152)
7 Focus lever (P111)
2 34 1
5 12 34
4 7 16 317
1. Before Use
About the Lens
This unit can use the dedicated lenses compatible with
the Micro Four Thirds
TM
System lens mount specification
(Micro Four Thirds mount).
You can also use a lens of any of the following
standards by attaching a mount adaptor.
• When using a Leica lens mount adaptor, set [Shoot w/o Lens] (P212) to [ON].
Depending on the lens used, certain functions, such as Auto Focus, Image Stabiliser, and
zoom functions, may be disabled or operate differently.
For details on the lens used, refer to the website.
For smoother recording, we recommend updating the firmware of the interchangeable lens
to the latest version.
• To view the latest information on the firmware or to download the firmware, visit the
support site below:
https://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/dsc/
(This Site is English only.)
• To check the firmware version of the interchangeable lens, attach it to the camera body and
select [Version Disp.] in the [Setup] menu.
Lens Mount adaptor
Four Thirds™ mount specification
lens
Mount Adaptor (DMW-MA1: optional)
Leica M Mount interchangeable lens M Mount Adaptor (DMW-MA2M: optional)
Leica R Mount interchangeable lens R Mount Adaptor (DMW-MA3R: optional)
About the lens and functions
Refer to catalogues/Web pages for most current information regarding compatible
lenses.
https://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/dsc/
(This Site is English only.)
• The focal length noted on the lens in use is equivalent to double when converted to the 35 mm
film camera.
(It will be equivalent to 100 mm lens when a 50 mm lens is used.)
About the firmware of your interchangeable lens18
2. Getting Started/Basic Operations
Attaching the Shoulder Strap
• We recommend attaching the shoulder strap when using the camera to prevent it from
dropping.
1
Pass the shoulder strap through the
shoulder strap eyelet on the camera body.
A: Shoulder strap eyelet
2
Pass the end of the shoulder strap
through the ring in the direction of the arrow
and then pass it through the stopper.
3
Pass the end of the shoulder strap
through the hole on the other side of the
stopper.
4
Pull the shoulder strap and
then check that it will not
come out.
• Perform steps 1 to 4 and then
attach the other side of the
shoulder strap.
• Use the shoulder strap around your shoulder.
– Do not wrap the strap around your neck.
It may result in injury or accident.
• Do not leave the shoulder strap where an infant can reach it.
– It may result in an accident by mistakenly wrapping around the neck.19
2. Getting Started/Basic Operations
Charging the Battery
Use the dedicated AC adaptor (supplied), USB connection cable (supplied) and battery.
• The battery is not charged when the camera is shipped. Charge the battery before use.
• Charge the battery only when it is inserted in the camera.
∫ About batteries that you can use with this unit
Camera conditions Charge
Turned off ±
Turned on —
It has been found that counterfeit battery packs which look very similar to the
genuine product are made available for 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 recommend that a
genuine Panasonic battery pack is used.2. Getting Started/Basic Operations
20
1
1: Slide the release lever in the
direction of the arrow.
2: Open the card/battery door.
• Always use genuine Panasonic
batteries.
• If you use other batteries, we cannot
guarantee the quality of this product.
2
Being careful about the battery
orientation, securely insert it all
the way in, and then check that it
is locked by the lever A.
To remove the battery, move the
lever A in the direction of the
arrow.
3
1: Close the card/battery door.
2: Slide the release lever in the
direction of the arrow.
Inserting the Battery
• Turn the camera off and wait for the “LUMIX” display on the monitor to clear before removing
the battery.
(Otherwise, this unit may no longer operate normally and the card itself may be damaged or
the recorded pictures may be lost.)21
2. Getting Started/Basic Operations
• Charge the battery in areas with an ambient temperature, between 10 oC and 30 oC (50 oF and
86 oF) (same as the battery temperature), is recommended.
(Charging from the power outlet)
Connect the AC adaptor (supplied) and this camera with the USB connection cable
(supplied), and insert the AC adaptor (supplied) into the power outlet.
(Charging from a computer)
Connect the computer and this camera with the USB connection cable (supplied).
• If the computer enters a suspended state while charging the battery, charging will stop.
• Connecting this camera to a notebook computer that is not connected to a power outlet will
cause the notebook computer battery to drain faster. Do not leave the camera connected for
extended periods of time.
• Be sure to always connect the camera to a computer USB terminal.
Do not connect the camera to a monitor, keyboard or printer USB terminal, or a USB hub.
Charging
Insert the battery into this unit.
Check that this unit is turned off.
A Connect the USB connection cable
(supplied) to the [USB/CHARGE] socket.
• Place the camera in an upright position,
and find the terminal at the bottom.
B Charging lamp
C AC adaptor (supplied)
D To power outlet
E PC (Turned on)
F USB connection cable (supplied)
• Check the direction of the terminals and
plug in/out straight holding onto the plug.
(It may result in malfunction by the
deforming of the terminal if it is plugged in
obliquely or in wrong direction.)
Do not connect devices to incorrect
terminals. Doing so may cause
malfunction.2. Getting Started/Basic Operations
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∫ About the charging lamp
∫ Charging time
When using the AC adaptor (supplied)
• The indicated charging time is for when the battery has been discharged completely.
The charging time may vary depending on how the battery has been used.
The charging time for the battery in hot/cold environments or a battery that has not been used
for a long time may be longer than normal.
• When power is supplied from a computer, the power supply capacity of the computer
determines the charging time.
∫ Battery indication
• The indication turns red and blinks if the remaining battery power is exhausted.
Recharge the battery or replace it with a fully charged battery.
Lit red: Charging.
Off: Charging has completed.
(When charging is complete, disconnect the camera from the power outlet
or computer.)
Blinking red: Charging error. (P312)
Charging time Approx. 130 min
AFS AFS L
4:323
2. Getting Started/Basic Operations
• 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.
• Do not use any other USB connection cables except the supplied one.
This may cause malfunction.
• Do not use any other AC adaptors except the supplied one.
• Do not use a USB extension cable.
• The AC adaptor (supplied) and USB connection cable (supplied) are for this camera only. Do
not use them with other devices.
• Remove the battery after use.
(The battery will be exhausted if left for a long period of time after being charged.)
• 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 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.
(Since characteristic swelling may occur.)
• If a problem occurs in the power outlet, such as a power outage, charging may not be
completed normally. If this happens, disconnect the USB connection cable (supplied) and
connect it again.
• When the charging lamp does not light even if you connect the camera to the AC adaptor
(supplied) or a PC, check if they are connected correctly.2. Getting Started/Basic Operations
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By CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) standard
When a Panasonic microSDHC memory card and the supplied battery are used
∫ Recording still pictures
Approximate operating time and number of recordable pictures
When the interchangeable lens (H-FS12032) is used
Number of recordable pictures Approx. 210 pictures
Recording time Approx. 105 min
When the interchangeable lens (H-FS35100) is used
Number of recordable pictures Approx. 210 pictures
Recording time Approx. 105 min
When the interchangeable lens (H-PS14042) is used
Number of recordable pictures Approx. 200 pictures
Recording time Approx. 100 min25
2. Getting Started/Basic Operations
∫ Recording motion pictures
[AVCHD] (Recording with picture quality set to [FHD/17M/50i])
[MP4] (Recording with picture quality set to [FHD/28M/50p])
When the interchangeable lens (H-FS12032) is used
Recordable time Approx. 60 min
Actual recordable time Approx. 30 min
When the interchangeable lens (H-FS35100) is used
Recordable time Approx. 60 min
Actual recordable time Approx. 30 min
When the interchangeable lens (H-PS14042) is used
Recordable time Approx. 60 min
Actual recordable time Approx. 30 min
When the interchangeable lens (H-FS12032) is used
Recordable time Approx. 60 min
Actual recordable time Approx. 30 min
When the interchangeable lens (H-FS35100) is used
Recordable time Approx. 60 min
Actual recordable time Approx. 30 min
When the interchangeable lens (H-PS14042) is used
Recordable time Approx. 60 min
Actual recordable time Approx. 30 min2. Getting Started/Basic Operations
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[MP4] (Recording with picture quality set to [4K/100M/25p])
• Actual recordable time is the time available for recording when repeating actions such as
turning this unit on and off, starting/stopping recording, etc.
∫ Playback
When the interchangeable lens (H-FS12032) is used
Recordable time Approx. 40 min
Actual recordable time Approx. 20 min
When the interchangeable lens (H-FS35100) is used
Recordable time Approx. 40 min
Actual recordable time Approx. 20 min
When the interchangeable lens (H-PS14042) is used
Recordable time Approx. 40 min
Actual recordable time Approx. 20 min
When the interchangeable lens (H-FS12032) is used
Playback time Approx. 130 min
When the interchangeable lens (H-FS35100) is used
Playback time Approx. 130 min
When the interchangeable lens (H-PS14042) is used
Playback time Approx. 120 min
• The operating times and number of recordable pictures will differ according to the
environment and the operating conditions.
For example, in the following cases, the operating times shorten and the number of
recordable pictures is reduced.
– In low-temperature environments, such as on ski slopes.
– When flash is used repeatedly.
• 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.27
2. Getting Started/Basic Operations
Inserting and Removing the Card (optional)
• Check that this unit is turned off.
1
1: Slide the release lever in the
direction of the arrow.
2: Open the card/battery door.
• Always use genuine Panasonic
batteries.
• If you use other batteries, we cannot
guarantee the quality of this product.
2
Push it securely all the way until
you hear a “click” while being
careful about the direction in
which you insert it.
To remove the card, push the card
until it clicks, then pull the card
out upright.
A: Do not touch the connection terminals of the card.
3
1: Close the card/battery door.
2: Slide the release lever in the
direction of the arrow.
• Turn the camera off and wait for the “LUMIX” display on the monitor to clear before removing
the card.
(Otherwise, this unit may no longer operate normally and the card itself may be damaged or
the recorded pictures may be lost.)2. Getting Started/Basic Operations
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Card Information
The following cards which conform to the SD standard can be used with this unit.
(These cards are indicated as card in the text.)
∫ About motion picture/4K photo recording and speed class ratings
According to the [Rec Format] (P166) and [Rec Quality] (P166) of a motion picture, the
required card differs. To record 4K photos, you need a card with a speed class rating that
supports 4K photo recording. Use a card that meets the following ratings of the SD Speed
Class or UHS Speed Class.
• SD Speed Class and UHS Speed Class are the speed standards regarding continuous writing.
To check the class, see the labelled side, etc. of the card.
• Please confirm the latest information on the following website.
https://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/dsc/
(This Site is English only.)
microSD Memory Card
(2 GB)
• This unit is compatible with UHS- I UHS Speed Class 3
standard microSDHC/microSDXC memory cards.
• Operation of the cards on the left has been confirmed with
Panasonic’s cards.
microSDHC Memory Card
(4 GB to 32 GB)
microSDXC Memory Card
(64 GB)
[Rec Format] [Rec Quality] Speed class Label example
[AVCHD] All
Class 4 or higher
[MP4] FHD/HD
[MP4] 4K UHS Speed Class 3
When recording in 4K Photo /
[Post Focus]
UHS Speed Class 329
2. Getting Started/Basic Operations
Access to the card
The access indication displays red when pictures are being recorded on
the card.
• During access (image writing, reading and deleting, formatting etc.), do
not turn this unit off, remove the battery, card or disconnect the AC
adaptor (optional). 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.
Format the card before recording a picture with this unit.
Since data cannot be recovered after formatting, make sure to back up necessary
data in advance.
Select the menu. (P50)
• The data on 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.
• Keep the Memory Card out of reach of children to prevent swallowing.
Formatting the card (initialisation)
> [Setup] > [Format]
• Use a battery with sufficient battery power or the AC adaptor (optional) when formatting. Do
not turn the camera off during formatting.
• If the card has been formatted on a PC or other equipment, format it on the camera again.
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∫ Number of recordable pictures
• Aspect ratio [4:3], Quality [A]
• Aspect ratio [4:3], Quality [ ]
∫ Available recording time (when recording motion pictures)
• “h” is an abbreviation for hour, “m” for minute and “s” for second.
• The recordable time is the total time of all the motion pictures which have been recorded.
• [AVCHD]
• [MP4]
Approximate number of recordable pictures and available recording
time
[Picture Size] 8GB 16 GB 32 GB 64 GB
L (16M) 900 1810 3630 7190
M (8M) 1650 3320 6660 12880
S (4M) 2820 5670 11380 21280
[Picture Size] 8GB 16 GB 32 GB 64 GB
L (16M) 270 550 1110 2210
M (8M) 320 640 1290 2560
S (4M) 340 700 1410 2780
[Rec Quality] 8GB 16 GB 32 GB 64 GB
[FHD/28M/50p]
36m00s 1h10m 2h25m 4h55m
[FHD/17M/50i]
59m00s 2h00m 4h05m 8h10m
[FHD/24M/25p]
[FHD/24M/24p]
42m00s 1h25m 2h50m 5h45m
[Rec Quality] 8GB 16 GB 32 GB 64 GB
[4K/100M/30p]
[4K/100M/25p]
[4K/100M/24p]
9m00s 20m00s 41m00s 1h20m
[FHD/28M/60p]
[FHD/28M/50p]
35m00s 1h10m 2h25m 4h55m
[FHD/20M/30p]
[FHD/20M/25p]
46m00s 1h35m 3h15m 6h35m
[HD/10M/30p]
[HD/10M/25p]
1h25m 3h05m 6h15m 12h40m31
2. Getting Started/Basic Operations
• Depending on the recording conditions and the type of card, the number of recordable
pictures and available recording time vary.
• MP4 motion pictures with a [Rec Quality] size of [4K]:
Recording stops when the continuous recording time exceeds 5 minutes.
When using a microSDHC memory card, files are split into smaller motion picture files for
recording and playback if the file size exceeds 4 GB. (You can continue to record motion
pictures without interruption.)
If using a microSDXC memory card, you can record a motion picture in a single file even if the
size is greater than 4 GB.
• AVCHD motion pictures:
Files are split into smaller motion picture files for recording when the file size exceeds 4 GB.
– Motion pictures with [Rec Quality] setting of [FHD/28M/50p] or [FHD/17M/50i]:
Recording stops when the continuous recording time exceeds 20 minutes.
– Motion pictures with [Rec Quality] setting of [FHD/24M/25p] or [FHD/24M/24p]:
Recording stops when the continuous recording time exceeds 29 minutes and 59 seconds.
• Motion pictures with their file size set to [FHD] or [HD] in [MP4]:
Files are split into smaller motion picture files for recording and playback when the file size
exceeds 4 GB. (You can continue to record motion pictures without interruption.)
– Motion pictures with [Rec Quality] setting of [FHD/28M/60p] or [FHD/28M/50p]:
Recording stops when the continuous recording time exceeds 20 minutes.
– Motion pictures with [Rec Quality] setting of [FHD/20M/30p], [FHD/20M/25p], [HD/10M/30p]
or [HD/10M/25p]:
Recording stops when the continuous recording time exceeds 29 minutes and 59 seconds.
• When the camera temperature rises due to, for example, high ambient temperature or
continuous motion picture recording, the maximum available continuous recording
time may become shorter.
• The maximum available continuous recording time is displayed on the screen.2. Getting Started/Basic Operations
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Attaching/Removing the Lens
By changing the lens, you will increase your picture taking-options and further your
enjoyment of the camera.
• Check that the camera is turned off.
• When attaching or detaching the interchangeable lens (H-FS12032/H-FS35100), retract the
lens barrel.
• Change lenses where there is not a lot of dirt or dust. Refer to P322 when dirt or dust gets on
the lens.
• Attach the lens cap.
While pressing on the lens release button A,
rotate the lens toward the arrow until it stops
and then remove.
• Hold the part around the base of the lens to rotate it.
• When the lens is removed from the camera body, make sure to attach the body cap to the
camera body and attach the lens rear cap to the lens.
• If the lens rear cap is fitted to the lens, remove it.
• If the body cap is fitted to the camera, remove it.
Align the lens fitting marks B and then rotate the lens in the direction of the arrow
until it clicks.
• Do not press the lens release button C when you attach a lens.
• Do not try to attach the lens when holding it at an angle to the camera body as the lens mount
may get scratched.
Detaching the lens
Attaching the lens33
2. Getting Started/Basic Operations
When using the interchangeable lens (H-FS12032/
H-FS35100)
Rotate the zoom ring of the lens.
When using the interchangeable lens (H-PS14042)
Move the zoom lever of the lens.
Zoom operations
T side: Enlarges distant subject
W side: Widens angle of view
T
W
T
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When recording into strong backlight, irregular reflection may occur within the lens. The
lens hood reduces the inclusion of unwanted light in the recorded images and lowers the
drop in contrast. The lens hood cuts off excess lighting and improves the picture quality.
• The interchangeable lens (H-FS12032/H-PS14042) does not have a lens hood.
Attaching the Lens Hood35
2. Getting Started/Basic Operations
To attach the lens hood (flower shape) that came with the interchangeable lenses
(H-FS35100)
Hold the lens hood with your fingers placed as
shown in the picture (A).
• Do not hold the lens hood in a way that twists or bends it.
(B)
1 Align the mark C ( ) on the lens hood with the
mark on the tip of the lens.
2 Rotate the lens hood in the direction of the
arrow until it clicks and then align the mark D
( ) on the lens hood with the mark on the tip
of the lens.
Temporarily Storing the Lens Hood
1 Turn the lens hood in the direction of the arrow to detach it.
2 Align the mark E ( ) on the lens hood with the mark on the tip of the lens.
3 Turn the lens hood in the direction of the arrow until it clicks into place.
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Setting Date/Time (Clock Set)
• The clock is not set when the camera is shipped.
1
Turn the camera on.
• If the language select screen is not displayed, proceed to
step 4.
2
Press [MENU/SET].
3
Press 3/4 to select the language, and press
[MENU/SET].
4
Press [MENU/SET].
5
Press 2/1 to select the items (year, month,
day, hour, minute), and press 3/4 to set.
A: Time at the home area
B: Time at the travel destination
To set the display order and the time display
format.
• To display the setting screen of the order/time, select
[Style] and then press [MENU/SET].
6
Press [MENU/SET] to set.37
2. Getting Started/Basic Operations
7
When [The clock setting has been completed.] is displayed, press
[MENU/SET].
8
When [Please set the home area] is displayed, press [MENU/SET].
9
Press 2/1 to select the home area, and then
press [MENU/SET].
• When an interchangeable lens (H-FS12032/H-FS35100)
is used and the lens barrel is retracted, recording is not
possible (a message will be displayed). Rotate the zoom
ring to extend the lens. (P39)
Select [Clock Set] in the [Setup] menu. (P50)
• The clock can be reset as shown in steps 5 and 6 on P36.
• 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.)
Re-adjusting the clock
• If the clock is not set, the correct date cannot be printed when you stamp the date on the
pictures with [Text Stamp] or order a photo studio to print the pictures.2. Getting Started/Basic Operations
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Basic Operations
Hold the camera gently with both hands, keep your arms still at your side
and stand with your feet slightly apart.
• Do not cover the flash, AF Assist lamp A, microphone B, or speaker C with your
fingers or other objects.
∫ Detects orientation of camera (Direction Detection Function)
This function detects the vertical orientation when you record
with the camera vertically orientated.
When you play back the recording, the recording is
automatically displayed in vertical orientation.
(Only available when [Rotate Disp.] (P241) is set to [ON].)
• When the camera is held vertically and tilted significantly up or down to record, the Direction
Detection Function may not work correctly.
• Motion pictures, 4K burst files, and pictures taken with [Post Focus] cannot be displayed
vertically.
Tips for taking good pictures
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2. Getting Started/Basic Operations
Extending/retracting the lens [when the interchangeable lens
(H-FS12032/H-FS35100) is attached]
∫ How to Extend the Lens
Rotate the zoom ring in the direction of arrow 1 from position
A (the lens is retracted) to position B [12 mm to 32 mm
(H-FS12032), 35 mm to 100 mm (H-FS35100)] to extend the
lens.
• When the lens barrel is retracted, images cannot be recorded.
C The lens is retracted
∫ How to Retract the Lens
Rotate the zoom ring in the direction of arrow
2
from position
B [12 mm to 32 mm (H-FS12032), 35 mm to 100 mm
(H-FS35100)] to position A to retract the lens.
• The zoom ring will seem to click into the 12 mm position
(H-FS12032) or 35 mm position (H-FS35100), but continue to
rotate the lens until it reaches position A.
• When you are not recording images, we recommend that you
retract the lens.
D The lens is extended
Example: H-FS12032

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• Be careful not to catch your finger, etc. in the monitor.
• When rotating the monitor, be careful not to apply too much force. This may cause
scratches and malfunctions.
• When not using this unit, close the monitor completely back to the original position.
∫ Recording at various angles
• Do not cover the AF Assist Lamp with your fingers or other objects.
Adjust the angle of the monitor
Self shot Taking pictures at a low angle
• If the monitor is rotated as shown in the illustration,
the Self Shot Mode starts. (P65)41
2. Getting Started/Basic Operations
The shutter button works in two steps. To take a picture, press it.
Press the shutter button halfway to focus.
A Aperture value
B Shutter speed
C Focus indication
• Aperture value and shutter speed are displayed.
(It will flash in red if the correct exposure is not achieved, except
when set to flash.)
• Once the subject is in focus, the focus indication is displayed.
(When the subject is not in focus, the indication flashes.)
Press the shutter button fully (push it in further),
and take the picture.
Start recording by pressing the motion picture
button.
• Release the motion picture button right after you press it.
Stop the recording by pressing the motion picture
button again.
Shutter button (Taking pictures)
• When the image is correctly focused, the picture will be taken, since the [Focus/
Release Priority] (P206) is set initially to [FOCUS].
• Even during menu operation or image playback, if you press the shutter button halfway, you
can instantly set the camera ready for recording.
Motion picture button (Recording motion pictures)
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Select the mode by rotating the mode dial.
• Rotate the mode dial slowly to select the desired mode.
Mode dial (Selecting a Recording Mode)
Intelligent Auto Mode (P58)
Intelligent Auto Plus Mode (P59)
Programme AE Mode (P76)
Aperture-Priority AE Mode (P79)
Shutter-Priority AE Mode (P79)
Manual Exposure Mode (P80)
Panorama Shot Mode (P84)
Scene Guide Mode (P87)
Child Mode (P90)
Portrait Mode (P91)
Creative Control Mode (P92)43
2. Getting Started/Basic Operations
Rotating the control dial:
Selection of items or setting of values etc., is performed.
In these operating instructions, turning the control dial is indicated as follows.
Pressing the cursor button:
Selection of items or setting of values etc., is performed.
Pressing [MENU/SET]:
Confirmation of setting contents, etc., is performed.
• These operating instructions expresses the up, down, left, and
right of the cursor button as 3/4/2/1.
Control Dial
Cursor buttons/[MENU/SET] button
• By assigning [Cursor Button Lock] to a function button, you can disable the cursor buttons, the
[MENU/SET] button, and the control dial. (P54)2. Getting Started/Basic Operations
44
Press [DISP.] to switch the information displayed on the
screen.
• If the information on the screen is not displayed any longer
because no operation was performed for some time, press the
[DISP.] button or touch the screen to display the information
again.
∫ About the tilt sensor display
With the tilt sensor displayed, it is easy to correct the tilt of the camera etc.
• When the tilt of the camera is little, the indicator changes to green.
[DISP.] button (Switching the displayed information)
In Recording Mode
With information
Without
information
With information
(tilt sensor
display)
Without
information (tilt
sensor display)
A Horizontal direction: Correcting tilt to the left
B Vertical direction: Correcting downward tilt
• Even after correcting the tilt, there may still be an error of approximately n1°.
• When tilted significantly upwards or downwards to record, the tilt sensor display may not be
displayed correctly, and the Direction Detection Function (P38) may not work correctly.
50p
98 98 98
AFS AFS L
4:3
0
50p
98 98 98
AFS AFS L
4:3
0
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2. Getting Started/Basic Operations
¢ This is displayed if [Highlight] (P209) in the [Custom] menu is set to [ON].
• Some of the screens cannot be displayed for certain files that you play back, such as motion
pictures and 4K burst files.
In Playback Mode
With information
Detailed
information
display
Histogram
display
Without
information
(Highlight
display)
¢
Without
information
60 F3.5 0 AWB AWB
1/98 98 1/98
200
L
4:3
100-0001
F3.5 60
P
s
RGB
AFS 200
0
WB WB
ISO ISO
AWB
STD. STD. STD.
L
4:3
10:00 1.DEC.2018
F3.5 60
1/98
ISO 200 0
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Touch screen of this unit is capacitive. Touch the panel directly with your bare finger.
∫ Touch
To touch and release the touch screen.
∫ Drag
A movement without releasing the touch screen.
∫ Pinch (enlarge/reduce)
Pinch the touch screen apart (enlarge) or together
(reduce) with two fingers.
Touch screen (Touch operations)
• Touch the screen with the clean and dry finger.
• If you use a commercially available monitor protection sheet, please follow the instructions
that accompany the sheet.
(Some monitor protection sheets may impair visibility or operability.)
Not available in these cases:
• The touch screen may not function normally in the following cases.
– When touched by a gloved hand
– When the touch screen is wet
Fn4
Fn6
Fn5
Fn7
SNAP
Fn8
AAB B B
2.0X 2.0X 2.0X 2.0X47
2. Getting Started/Basic Operations
Applicable modes:
Just by touching the subject you want as your point of focus, the camera will focus on the
subject and take the picture automatically.
∫ To cancel the Touch Shutter function
Touch [ ].
Taking Pictures Using the Touch Function
Taking pictures using the Touch Shutter function
1
Touch [ ].
2
Touch [ ].
• Icon will change to [ ], and taking a picture with the
Touch Shutter function becomes possible.
3
Touch the subject you wish to focus on, and
then take a picture.
• The picture is taken when the focus is achieved.
• If shooting with the touch shutter fails, the AF area turns red and disappears.
AE
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Applicable modes:
You can easily optimise the brightness for a touched position. When the face of the subject
appears dark, you can brighten the screen according to the brightness of the face.
∫ Cancelling the Touch AE function
Touch [ ].
• [Metering Mode] returns to the original setting, and the brightness optimisation position is
cancelled.
Easily Optimising the Brightness for a Specified Area (Touch AE)
1
Touch [ ].
2
Touch [ ].
• The setting screen for the brightness optimisation
position is displayed.
• [Metering Mode] is set to [ ], which is used
exclusively for the Touch AE.
3
Touch the subject you want to optimise the
brightness fo

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