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Owner’s Manual
for advanced features
Digital Camera
Model No. DC-LX100M2
DVQP1769ZA
F0918SQ0
until
2017/12/31
Message Display P290
Troubleshooting P292
Finding the information you need P2
Contents P4
Contents by Function P9
Menu list P171
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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.
About the indication of the applicable mode
Applicable modes:
The icons indicate the modes available for a function.
• Black icons: Applicable modes
• Gray 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 skillful use and points for recording.
: Conditions in which a particular function cannot be used.
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 …………………………………………………………………………………14
Names and Functions of Components…………………………………………………………..15
2. Getting Started/Basic Operations
Attaching the Lens Cap/Shoulder Strap…………………………………………………………17
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)……………………………………………………..26
Card Information ………………………………………………………………………………………..27
• Formatting the card (initialization) …………………………………………………………28
• Approximate number of recordable pictures and available recording time……29
Setting Date/Time (Clock Set)………………………………………………………………………32
Basic Operations………………………………………………………………………………………..34
• Tips for taking good pictures ………………………………………………………………..34
• Using the Viewfinder……………………………………………………………………………35
• Zoom operations ………………………………………………………………………………..36
• Shutter button (Taking pictures) ……………………………………………………………37
• Motion picture button (Recording motion pictures)…………………………………..38
• Select the recording mode …………………………………………………………………..38
• Control Dial………………………………………………………………………………………..40
• Cursor button/[MENU/SET] button ………………………………………………………..40
• [DISP.] button (Switching the displayed information)………………………………..40
• Touch screen (Touch operations) ………………………………………………………….43
• Taking Pictures Using the Touch Function ……………………………………………..44
Setting menu items …………………………………………………………………………………….46
Calling frequently-used menus instantly (Quick Menu)…………………………………….48
• Customizing the Quick Menu settings ……………………………………………………49
Assigning Frequently-Used Functions to Buttons (Function Buttons)…………………50
Changing settings using the control ring………………………………………………………..54
• Changing the function assigned to the control ring ………………………………….55
Entering Text ……………………………………………………………………………………………..565
Contents
3. Recording Modes
Taking Pictures using the Automatic Function (Intelligent Auto Mode) ……………….57
• [Intelligent Auto] menu…………………………………………………………………………60
• Taking pictures with customized color, defocus control, and brightness
settings……………………………………………………………………………………………..61
Taking Pictures with Automatically Adjusted Aperture and Shutter Speed
(Program AE Mode) ……………………………………………………………………………………62
Taking Pictures by Specifying the Aperture/Shutter Speed……………………………….64
• Confirm the Effects of Aperture and Shutter Speed (Preview Mode) ………….70
Registering your preferred settings (Custom Set)……………………………………………71
• Registering Personal Menu Settings (Registering custom settings) …………..71
• Calling up a registered set of custom settings…………………………………………71
4. Focus, Brightness (Exposure) and Color tone Settings
Adjusting Focus Automatically ……………………………………………………………………..73
• Setting the Focus Mode (AFS/AFF/AFC) ……………………………………………….75
• Setting the Auto Focus Mode ……………………………………………………………….76
• Changing the position and size of the AF area ……………………………………….82
• Specifying the AF area position with the Touch Pad ………………………………..85
• Specifying the AF area position with the Touch Function ………………………….86
Taking Close-up Pictures …………………………………………………………………………….87
Adjusting Focus Manually ……………………………………………………………………………88
Fixing the Focus and the Exposure (AF/AE Lock) …………………………………………..90
Compensating the Exposure………………………………………………………………………..91
Setting the Light Sensitivity………………………………………………………………………….93
Adjusting the White Balance ………………………………………………………………………..95
• Finely adjusting the White Balance ……………………………………………………….97
5. 4K Photo and Drive Settings
Select a Drive Mode……………………………………………………………………………………98
Taking Pictures using Burst Mode…………………………………………………………………99
Recording 4K Photos ………………………………………………………………………………..101
• Notes on the 4K Photo function…………………………………………………………..103
Selecting pictures from 4K burst file and saving ……………………………………………106
• Operations during selecting pictures ……………………………………………………107
Controlling Focus After Recording (Post Focus/Focus Stacking) ……………………. 111
• Selecting the desired focus area and saving a picture (Post Focus) ………..113
• Merging multiple pictures to widen the focus range (Focus Stacking)……….114
Taking Pictures with the Self-timer………………………………………………………………116
Recording panorama pictures…………………………………………………………………….1186
Contents
6. Recording Images that Suit Your Subjects and Purposes
Changing the Aspect Ratio ………………………………………………………………………..122
Taking Pictures with different image effects (Filter)………………………………………..123
• Types of image effects……………………………………………………………………….125
• Taking a picture with and without an image effect simultaneously
([Simultaneous Record w/o Filter])………………………………………………………129
Taking Pictures While Adjusting a Setting Automatically (Bracket Recording)…….130
• Exposure Bracket ……………………………………………………………………………..132
• Aperture Bracket ………………………………………………………………………………132
• Focus Bracket ………………………………………………………………………………….133
• White Balance Bracket ………………………………………………………………………133
Taking Pictures Automatically at Set Intervals ([Time Lapse Shot])………………….134
Creating Stop Motion Pictures ([Stop Motion Animation]) ……………………………….137
7. Stabilizer, Zoom and Flash
Image Stabilizer………………………………………………………………………………………..140
Taking Pictures with the Zoom ……………………………………………………………………142
• Zoom types and use………………………………………………………………………….142
• Zooming using touch operations (Touch zoom) …………………………………….146
Taking pictures using the flash (supplied) …………………………………………………….147
• Attaching the flash…………………………………………………………………………….147
Setting the Flash Functions ……………………………………………………………………….149
• Changing the firing mode …………………………………………………………………..149
• Changing Flash Mode ……………………………………………………………………….150
• Setting to the 2nd Curtain Synchro………………………………………………………151
• Adjust the flash output……………………………………………………………………….152
• Synchronizing the output of the flash to the Exposure Compensation………152
Taking Pictures with Wireless Flashes…………………………………………………………153
8. Recording Motion Pictures
Recording Motion Picture…………………………………………………………………………..156
• Setting the recording format and recording quality…………………………………158
• How to set focus when recording a motion picture ([Continuous AF]) ………160
• Recording still pictures while recording motion pictures………………………….161
• Displaying/setting the sound input level ……………………………………………….162
9. Playing Back and Editing Images
Playing Back Pictures ……………………………………………………………………………….163
Playing Back Motion Pictures……………………………………………………………………..164
• Creating Still Pictures from a Motion Picture …………………………………………165
Switching the Playback Method ………………………………………………………………….166
• Using the Playback Zoom ………………………………………………………………….166
• Displaying multiple screens (Multi Playback) ………………………………………..167
• Displaying Pictures by Recording Date (Calendar Playback) ………………….167
Playing Back Group Pictures ……………………………………………………………………..168
Deleting Pictures………………………………………………………………………………………1707
Contents
10. Using Menu Functions
Menu list………………………………………………………………………………………………….171
• [Intelligent Auto] menu……………………………………………………………………….171
• [Rec] menu ………………………………………………………………………………………171
• [Motion Picture] menu ……………………………………………………………………….184
• [Custom] menu …………………………………………………………………………………185
• [Setup] menu ……………………………………………………………………………………200
• [My Menu] menu……………………………………………………………………………….209
• [Playback] menu……………………………………………………………………………….210
11. Using the Wi-Fi/Bluetooth function
What you can do with the Wi-Fi
®
/Bluetooth
®
function …………………………………….227
Wi-Fi function/Bluetooth function ………………………………………………………………..228
Connecting to a smartphone………………………………………………………………………230
• Installing the smartphone/tablet app “Panasonic Image App” …………………230
• Connecting the camera to a smartphone compatible with
Bluetooth low energy…………………………………………………………………………231
• Connecting the camera to a smartphone that does not support for
Bluetooth low energy…………………………………………………………………………233
• Changing the Wi-Fi connection method ……………………………………………….235
• Terminating the Wi-Fi connection ………………………………………………………..236
Controlling with a Smartphone……………………………………………………………………237
• Turning on/off the camera with a smartphone ……………………………………….237
• Taking images via a smartphone (remote recording) ……………………………..238
• Operating the shutter button with a smartphone via a
Bluetooth connection alone………………………………………………………………..240
• Playing back/saving images stored on the camera, or uploading them
on social media sites…………………………………………………………………………242
• Transferring recorded images to a smartphone automatically …………………243
• Writing location information of a smartphone on a recorded image ………….245
• Synchronizing the camera’s clock with a smartphone…………………………….246
Displaying pictures on a TV ……………………………………………………………………….247
Sending images ……………………………………………………………………………………….248
Sending images to a smartphone ……………………………………………………………….251
Printing Wirelessly…………………………………………………………………………………….252
Sending images to AV device …………………………………………………………………….253
Sending images to PC ………………………………………………………………………………254
Using Web services ………………………………………………………………………………….256
• When sending images to web service………………………………………………….256
• When sending images to [Cloud Sync. Service] ……………………………………259
• About the [LUMIX CLUB] …………………………………………………………………..260
About Wi-Fi connections ……………………………………………………………………………263
• Connecting via a wireless access point ([Via Network])………………………….264
• Connecting the camera and another device directly ([Direct]) …………………266
• Connecting quickly with the same settings as the previous ones
([Select a destination from History]/[Select a destination from Favorite]) ….267
[Wi-Fi Setup] Menu …………………………………………………………………………………..2698
Contents
12. Connecting to other equipment
Watching/Saving 4K Motion Pictures on an External Device…………………………..271
• Watching motion pictures in 4K …………………………………………………………..271
• Storing 4K motion pictures …………………………………………………………………271
Playing Back Pictures on a TV Screen ………………………………………………………..272
• Using VIERA Link (HDMI) ………………………………………………………………….273
Saving still pictures and motion pictures on your PC……………………………………..274
• Downloading software ……………………………………………………………………….275
• Transferring images to a PC……………………………………………………………….277
Saving still pictures and motion pictures on a Recorder …………………………………279
Printing the Pictures………………………………………………………………………………….280
• Adding date and text to pictures………………………………………………………….282
13. Others
Optional accessories…………………………………………………………………………………283
Monitor Display/Viewfinder Display……………………………………………………………..284
Message Display………………………………………………………………………………………290
Troubleshooting ……………………………………………………………………………………….292
Cautions for Use ………………………………………………………………………………………3019
Contents by Function
Recording
Recording Mode …………………………P38
[Preview]……………………………………P70
Macro recording ……………………….. P87
Bracket Recording…………………….P130
[Time Lapse Shot] …………………….P134
[Stop Motion Animation] …………….P137
[Silent Mode] ……………………………P180
[Multi Exp.]……………………………….P183
4K photo
[4K PHOTO] …………………………….P101
[Post Focus] …………………………… P111
Focus (AF/MF)
Auto focus ……………………………….. P75
[AF Mode]………………………………… P76
Adjusting the AF area position ……..P82
Manual Focus…………………………….P88
[AF/AE Lock] ……………………………..P90
Drive
[Drive Mode] ………………………………P98
[Burst] ……………………………………….P99
[Self Timer] ………………………………P116
Panorama………………………………. P118
Picture Quality and Color Tone
[Sensitivity]…………………………………P93
[White Balance]…………………………..P95
[Picture Size]…………………………….P172
[Quality]……………………………………P173
[Photo Style] …………………………….P174
[Filter Settings]………………………… P123
[Color Space] ……………………………P176
[Highlight Shadow]…………………….P177
[i.Dynamic] ……………………………….P178
[i.Resolution] …………………………….P178
[Long Shtr NR] ………………………….P179
[Diffraction Compensation] …………P180
[HDR] ………………………………………P182
Exposure
[Touch AE] …………………………………P45
[AF/AE Lock]………………………………P90
Exposure Compensation ……………. P91
Exposure Bracket ……………………..P132
[Metering Mode]………………………..P176
Flash
[Flash Mode] …………………………….P150
2nd curtain synchro …………………..P151
[Flash Adjust.] …………………………..P152
Wireless flash settings ……………….P153
Recording10
Contents by Function
Motion Picture
[Rec Format]/[Rec Quality] …………P158
Recording still pictures while
recording motion pictures …………..P161
Audio
[Sound Rec Level Adj.]………………P162
[Wind Noise Canceller]………………P184
Screen settings
[Sound Rec Level Disp.] …………….P162
[Monochrome Live View] ……………P192
[Center Marker]…………………………P194
[Zebra Pattern]………………………….P195
Basic settings
[Format] …………………………………….P28
[Clock Set] …………………………………P32
Diopter adjustment ……………………. P35
[Q.MENU] ………………………………….P48
[Beep] ……………………………………..P202
[Economy] ……………………………….P203
[Reset] (initialization) …………………P208
Customization
Function buttons …………………………P50
Custom Set ………………………………..P71
[Custom] menu …………………………P185
Playback
Picture playback ……………………….P163
Motion picture playback……………..P164
Playback Zoom…………………………P166
Multi Playback ………………………….P167
Delete ……………………………………..P170
[Auto Review] …………………………..P191
[Slide Show] …………………………….P211
[Rotate]/[Rotate Disp.] ………..P224, 225
Edit
Post Focus……………………………….P113
Focus Stacking …………………………P114
[RAW Processing]……………………..P215
[4K PHOTO Bulk Saving]………….. P217
[Light Composition] ……………………P218
[Sequence Composition]…………… P219
[Clear Retouch]……………………….. P220
[Resize]……………………………………P222
[Cropping] ………………………………..P223
[Title Edit]…………………………………P214
[Text Stamp] …………………………….P221
Image settings
[Protect] …………………………………..P213
[Rating] ………………………………….. P213
Motion Picture
Setup/Custom
Playback11
Contents by Function
Image App
“Image App” …………………………….P230
[Remote Wakeup]……………………. P237
Remote recording……………………..P238
[Auto Transfer]………………………… P243
In combination with other devices
Playing back pictures on a TV …….P247
Printing images …………………………P252
Sending images to an AV device….P253
Sending images to a PC …………….P254
Sending images to a web service…..P256
Using cloud sync services ………….P259
PC
“PHOTOfunSTUDIO” ………………..P275
“SILKYPIX Developer Studio”…….P276
Transferring images to a PC ………P254
TV
Playing Back Pictures on a
TV Screen ……………………………….P272
[VIERA Link] …………………………….P273
Recorder
Dubbing …………………………………..P279
Printer
PictBridge ………………………………..P280
Wi-Fi/Bluetooth
Connections with other devices12
1. Before Use
Care of the camera
∫ Handling of the camera
Do not subject to strong vibration, shock, or pressure.
Avoid using the camera under the following conditions, which may damage the lens,
monitor, viewfinder, or external case.
This may also cause the camera to malfunction or prevent recording.
– Drop or hit the camera.
– Sitting down with the camera in your pants pocket or forcing it into a full bag.
– Press hard on the lens or the monitor.
The camera is not dust resistant, splash resistant, or waterproof.
Avoid using the camera in places with excessive dust or sand, or where water can
come into contact with the camera.
• Avoid using the camera under the following conditions, which present a risk that sand, water, or
foreign material may enter the camera through the lens or openings around buttons. Be
especially careful because these conditions may damage the camera, and such damage may
not be repairable.
– In extremely dusty or sandy places.
– In the rain or by the shore, where the camera may be exposed to water.
∫ About Condensation (When the lens, the viewfinder or monitor is fogged up)
• Condensation occurs when the ambient temperature or humidity changes. Be careful of
condensation since it causes lens, viewfinder 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
∫ Always record a test image first
Before important events when you will use the camera (at weddings, for example), always
record a test image to ensure that images and sound record correctly.
∫ No compensation for missed shots
We cannot compensate for missed shots if technical problems with the camera or card
prevent images and/or sound from being recorded.
∫ Carefully observe copyright laws
Unauthorized use of recorded images and sound that contain works with copyright for
purposes other than personal use is prohibited under copyright law. Recording of certain
material may be restricted even for the purpose of personal use.
∫ Please also refer to “Cautions for Use” (P301)
∫ Before using the camera, be sure to check that the accessories listed in the
supplied booklet “Basic Owner’s Manual” are present.
For details on the optional accessories, refer to P283 of this owner’s manual and the
supplied booklet “Basic Owner’s Manual”.1. Before Use
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Standard Accessories
Check that all the accessories are supplied before using the camera.
• The accessories and their shape will differ depending on the country or area where the camera
was purchased.
For details on the accessories, refer to “Basic Owner’s Manual”.
• Battery Pack is indicated as battery pack or battery in the text.
• AC Adaptor is indicated as AC adaptor (supplied) in the text.
• SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card and SDXC Memory Card are indicated as card in the
text.
• The card is optional.15
1. Before Use
Names and Functions of Components
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4 7 5 6
3
8 9
10
13 11 12
15
14
17
16
18
19 20 21
16
1 Zoom lever (P36)
2 Shutter button (P37)
3 [Fn1] button (P50, 101)
4 Shutter speed dial (P38, 64)
5 Camera ON/OFF switch (P32)
6 [iA] button (P39, 57)
7 Exposure compensation dial (P91)
8 Viewfinder (P35)
9 Eye sensor (P35)
10 Diopter adjustment dial (P35)
11
Self-timer indicator (P116)/
AF Assist Lamp (P34, 187)
12 Control ring (P55)
13 Hot shoe (Hot shoe cover) (P147)
14
Stereo microphone (P34, 162)
• Be careful not to cover the microphone with
your finger. Doing so may make sound difficult
to record.
15 Aspect ratio selector switch (P122)
16 Shoulder strap eyelet (P17)
17 Focus selector switch (P73, 87, 88)
18 Aperture ring (P38, 64)
19
Lens
(Filter diameter: ‰43 mm)
20 Lens barrel
21
Lens front ring
• To attach the auto lens cap (optional), remove
the lens front ring.1. Before Use
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• Function buttons ([Fn6] to [Fn10]) are
touch icons.
Touch the [ ] tab on the recording screen to
display them.
29 31 30 32 33
22 26
28
27
25
23
24
34 36 37 38
41
40
39 35
22 [Q.MENU] button (P48)/[Fn2] button (P50)
23
Cursor button (P40)
3: [ ] (ISO sensitivity) button (P93)
1: [ ] (White Balance) button (P95)
4: [ ] (Drive Mode) (P98)
2: [ ] (Auto Focus Mode) button (P76)
24 Control dial (P40)
25
[Fn3] button (P50, 70)/
[ ] (Delete) button (P170)/
[ ] (Cancel) button (P47)
26 [(] (Playback) button (P163)
27 [MENU/SET] button (P40, 46)
28 [DISP.] button (P40)
29 [LVF] button (P35)/[Fn5] button (P50)
30
Charging lamp (P21)/
WIRELESS connection lamp (P228)
31 [Fn4] button (P50, 111)
32 Motion picture button (P156)
33 [AF/AE LOCK] button (P90)
34 Speaker (P34, 202)
35 Touch screen (P43)/Monitor (P284)
36
Tripod mount (P304)
• 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.
37
DC coupler cover (P283)
• When using an AC adaptor, ensure that the
Panasonic DC coupler (optional) and AC
adaptor (optional) are used.
38 Release lever (P20)
39 Card/Battery door (P20)
40 [HDMI] socket (P272)
41 [USB/CHARGE] socket (P277, 280)17
2. Getting Started/Basic Operations
Attaching the Lens Cap/Shoulder Strap
When the camera is not in use, attach the lens cap to protect the lens.
• We recommend attaching the lens cap to the camera using the lens cap string to prevent loss
of the lens cap.
• Attach the shoulder strap when using the camera to prevent it from dropping.
1
Use the lens cap string (supplied) to attach the lens cap to the
camera.
A: Make sure that the thicker portion of the string is not hanging over the lens cap
or the shoulder strap eyelet.
2
Attach the lens cap.
• To attach and remove the lens cap, press the areas
shown by arrows in the illustration.
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3
Attach the shoulder strap.
B: Shoulder strap eyelet
• In addition, attach the other side of the shoulder strap in the same manner.
• Make sure that the shoulder strap does not come loose.
• 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.
– Keep the lens cap string out of reach of children to prevent swallowing.19
2. Getting Started/Basic Operations
Charging the Battery
• Battery Pack is indicated as the battery in this owner’s manual.
• 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
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1
Slide the release lever A to the [OPEN]
position and open the card/battery door.
2
Insert the battery B all the way in until
you hear a locking sound, and then
confirm that it is locked by the lever C.
• Check the orientation of the battery.
3
Close the card/battery door and slide the
release lever to the [LOCK] position.
∫ To remove
Pull the lever D in the direction of the arrow to
remove.
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.)
• Remove the battery after use.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).
Charging
Insert the battery into this unit. (P20)
Check that the camera on/off switch is set to [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.
• 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.2. Getting Started/Basic Operations
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∫ About the charging lamp
• When the charging lamp flashes
– This occurs when charging is performed in an extremely hot or cold location.
Reconnect the USB connection cable (supplied) in a location where the ambient temperature
(and the temperature of battery) is in a 10 oC to 30 oC (50 oF to 86 oF) range, and try charging
again.
– If your PC is not capable of supplying sufficient power, charging is not possible.
∫ 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 battery level indicated on the screen is approximate. The exact level varies depending on
the environment and the operating conditions.
Lit red: Charging.
Off: Charging has completed.
(When charging is complete, disconnect
the camera from the power outlet or
computer.)
Charging time Approx. 190 min
75% or higher
74% to 50%
49% to 25%
24% or below
Low battery
• Recharge the battery or replace it with a fully
charged battery. Blinking red
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• 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.
This may cause malfunction.
• Do not use a USB extension cable.
• Do not use the AC adaptor (supplied) and the USB connection cable (supplied) for other
devices. Doing so may cause malfunction.
• 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.
• The AC adaptor is in the standby condition when the mains plug is connected. The primary
circuit is always “live” as long as the mains plug is connected to an electrical outlet.2. Getting Started/Basic Operations
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• The numbers of recordable pictures listed here are based on the CIPA (Camera & Imaging
Products Association) standard.
• When a Panasonic SDHC memory card and the supplied battery are used.
∫ Recording still pictures (when using the Monitor)
∫ Recording still pictures (when using the Viewfinder)
The values inside the parentheses apply when [LVF Display Speed] is set to [ECO30fps].
∫ Recording motion pictures (when using the Monitor)
• 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 using the Monitor)
Approximate operating time and number of recordable pictures
Flash
(supplied)
Not used Used
Number of recordable
pictures
Approx. 340 pictures Approx. 300 pictures
Recording time Approx. 170 min Approx. 150 min
Flash
(supplied)
Not used Used
Number of recordable
pictures
Approx. 270 pictures
(Approx. 320 pictures)
Approx. 240 pictures
(Approx. 280 pictures)
Recording time Approx. 135 min Approx. 120 min
[Rec Format] [AVCHD] [MP4]
[Rec Quality] [FHD/17M/60i] [FHD/28M/60p] [4K/100M/30p]
Available
recording time
Approx. 90 min Approx. 80 min Approx. 70 min
Actual available
recording time
Approx. 45 min Approx. 40 min Approx. 35 min
Playback time Approx. 240 min25
2. Getting Started/Basic Operations
• 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 a function such as flash or zoom is used repeatedly.
• When the operating time of the camera becomes extremely short even immediately after
charging, the life of the battery has expired. Buy a new battery.2. Getting Started/Basic Operations
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Inserting and removing the card (optional)
• Check that the camera on/off switch is set to [OFF].
1
Slide the release lever A to the [OPEN]
position and open the card/battery door.
2
Insert the card B all the way in until you
hear a clicking sound.
• Check the orientation of the card.
• Do not touch the card terminals C.
3
Close the card/battery door and slide the
release lever to the [LOCK] position.
∫ To remove
Insert until a clicking sound is heard and then pull it
straight out.
• 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.)
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2. Getting Started/Basic Operations
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.)
∫ Recording of motion pictures/4K photos and speed class ratings
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 labeled side, etc. of the card.
• For the most updated information:
http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/dsc/
(This Site is English only.)
SD Memory Card
(512 MB to 2 GB)
• This unit is compatible with UHS- I UHS Speed Class 3
standard SDHC/SDXC memory cards.
• Operation of the cards on the left has been confirmed with
Panasonic’s cards. SDHC Memory Card
(4 GB to 32 GB)
SDXC Memory Card
(48 GB to 128 GB)
[Rec Format] [Rec Quality] Speed class Label example
[AVCHD] All
Class 4 or higher
[MP4]
FHD/HD
4K UHS Speed Class 3
When recording in 4K Photo/
[Post Focus]
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Access to the card
The access indication displays red when pictures are being recorded on
the card.
• Do not perform the operations below while the card is being accessed (while image data
is being written or read or deletion or formatting is in progress, for example). These
operations may damage the card or recorded data or cause the camera to stop
functioning correctly.
– Turning off the camera
– Removing the battery or card, or disconnect the AC adaptor (optional) and DC coupler
(optional)
– Exposing the camera to vibration, impact or static electricity
• If operation fails due to vibration, impact or static electricity, perform the operation
again.
Format the card before recording a picture with this unit.
After formatting, all data stored on the card will be deleted and cannot be recovered.
Back up necessary data on a PC or similar device first, and then format the card.
• If you set the Write-Protect switch A to “LOCK”, you may not be able to write,
delete or format the data or display it by recording date.
• 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 (initialization)
> [Setup] > [Format]
• This requires a sufficiently charged battery, or an AC adaptor (optional) and DC coupler
(optional).
• Do not turn off the camera or perform other operations during formatting.
• Always format cards with this camera. Please reformat the card with this camera if it has
already been formatted with a computer or another device.
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∫ Number of recordable pictures
• Aspect ratio [4:3], Quality [A]
• Aspect ratio [4:3], Quality [ ]
Approximate number of recordable pictures and available recording
time
[Picture Size]
Card capacity
16 GB 32 GB 64 GB 128 GB
L (17M) 1710 3430 6860 13580
M (8.5M) 3120 6260 12350 24460
S (4M) 5350 10730 20590 40760
[Picture Size]
Card capacity
16 GB 32 GB 64 GB 128 GB
L (17M) 530 1070 2150 4270
M (8.5M) 620 1250 2500 4960
S (4M) 680 1360 2720 54002. Getting Started/Basic Operations
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∫ 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]
[Rec Quality]
Card capacity
16 GB 32 GB 64 GB 128 GB
[FHD/28M/60p] 1h10m 2h30m 5h00m 9h55m
[FHD/17M/60i] 2h00m 4h05m 8h15m 16h25m
[FHD/24M/30p]
[FHD/24M/24p]
1h25m 2h55m 5h50m 11h35m
[Rec Quality]
Card capacity
16 GB 32 GB 64 GB 128 GB
[4K/100M/30p]
[4K/100M/24p]
20m00s 41m00s 1h25m 2h50m
[FHD/28M/60p] 1h10m 2h25m 5h00m 9h55m
[FHD/20M/30p] 1h35m 3h15m 6h40m 13h15m
[HD/10M/30p]
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• Continuous motion picture recordable times
Motion picture recording stops when the continuous recordable times below have elapsed.
¢ You can continue recording without interruption.
[Rec
Format]
[Rec Quality]
Continuous
recordable time
Size interval for dividing files
[AVCHD]
[FHD/28M/60p]
29 minutes and
59 seconds
Files exceeding 4 GB in size will be
divided into smaller files for recording.
¢
[FHD/17M/60i]
[FHD/24M/30p]
[FHD/24M/24p]
[MP4]
[4K/100M/30p]
15 minutes
When an SDHC card is used: Files
exceeding 4 GB in size will be divided into
smaller files for recording and playback.
¢
When an SDXC card is used: Files are
not divided for recording.
[4K/100M/24p]
[FHD/28M/60p]
29 minutes and
59 seconds
Files exceeding 4 GB in size will be
divided into smaller files for recording and
playback.
¢
[FHD/20M/30p]
[HD/10M/30p]
• Depending on the recording conditions and the type of card, the number of recordable
pictures and available recording time vary.
• The maximum available continuous recording time is displayed on the screen.
• [9999i] is displayed on the recording screen if there are 10000 or more recordable pictures
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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.
7
When [The clock setting has been completed.] is displayed, press
[MENU/SET].
8
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Press 2/1 to select the home area, and then
press [MENU/SET].
∫ Re-adjusting the clock
• The same screen as in step 5 on P32 is displayed.
> [Setup] > [Clock Set]
• 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.)
• To place the correct date on pictures, set the clock before recording.
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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.
• We recommend using the supplied shoulder strap D to avoid dropping the camera.
• Do not cover the flash head being used for flash recording (P147), the AF Assist
Lamp A, microphone B, or speaker C with your fingers or other objects.
• Make sure that the camera does not move at the moment the shutter button is pressed.
• Make sure your footing is stable and there is no danger of colliding with another person or
object in the vicinity while taking pictures.
∫ 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.] 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 images recorded with the Post Focus function cannot be
displayed vertically.
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2. Getting Started/Basic Operations
Press [LVF].
A [LVF] button
B Eye sensor
¢ If [Eye Sensor AF] in the [Custom] ([Focus / Release Shutter]) menu is set to [ON], the
camera automatically adjusts the focus as the eye sensor is activated. The camera does not
beep when focus is achieved with [Eye Sensor AF].
∫ Notes on automatic viewfinder/monitor switching
Bring your eye or an object near the viewfinder to automatically switch to the viewfinder
display using the eye sensor.
Rotate the diopter adjustment dial until you can see the
characters displayed in the viewfinder clearly.
Using the Viewfinder
Switching the Monitor/Viewfinder
Automatic viewfinder/
monitor switching
¢
Viewfinder display
¢
Monitor display
Diopter adjustment
• If [LVF Display Speed] is set to [ECO30fps] when the viewfinder is used, the camera can
be operated for a longer period since battery drainage is reduced.
• Eye sensor might not work properly depending on the shape of your eyeglasses, the way you
hold the camera, or bright light shining around the eyepiece.
• Automatic viewfinder/monitor switching does not work during motion picture playback and
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You can adjust the area of a picture to be taken using the zoom lever or control ring.
• You can also use the zoom function from the touch panel. (P146)
• For details about zoom types and use, refer to P142.
Zoom operations
Zoom lever Control ring
Move the zoom lever
• The operation of the zoom lever is indicated
as shown below in this owner’s manual.
Rotate the zoom lever:
Turn the control ring
¢
¢ You can perform zoom operation by
assigning the [Zoom] setting to the control
ring. (P55)
[T] side:
Telephoto, Enlarge the subject
[W] side:
Wide-angle, Capture a wider area
Clockwise:
Telephoto, Enlarge the subject
Counterclockwise:
Wide-angle, Capture a wider area
• Do not touch the lens barrel during zooming.
• Adjust the focus after adjusting the zoom.
• The camera may make a rattling noise and vibrate when the zoom lever or control ring is
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The shutter button works in two steps.
1 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 turn red and blink if the exposure is not correct.)
• Once the subject is in focus, the focus indication is
displayed. (When the subject is not in focus, the indication
flashes.)
2 Press the shutter button fully (push it in further), and
take the picture.
∫ Focus range
Focus range is displayed when operating the zoom.
The focus range may change gradually depending
on the zoom position.
D Recordable range indication
Shutter button (Taking pictures)
• Pictures cannot be taken until focus is achieved when [Focus/Release Priority] is set to
[FOCUS].
• When [Monitor Display Speed] or [LVF Display Speed] (or both) is set to [ECO30fps],
Digital Zoom is not available.
• Even during menu operation or image playback, if you press the shutter button halfway, you
can instantly set the camera ready for recording.
• The focus range is displayed in red when it is not focused after pressing the shutter button
halfway.
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1 Start recording by pressing the motion picture
button.
• Immediately release the motion picture button.
2 Stop the recording by pressing the motion
picture button again.
Turn the aperture ring ( A) and shutter speed dial
(B).
• Be sure to align them with the positions where a clicking
sound is heard.
• The Recording Mode will change according to the
combination of the aperture ring and shutter speed dial
positions.
Motion picture button (Recording motion pictures)
Select the recording mode
Recording mode Aperture ring Shutter speed dial
Program AE Mode [A] (AUTO)
[A] (AUTO)
Aperture-Priority AE Mode
Setting values other than
[A]
Shutter-Priority AE Mode [A] (AUTO)
Setting values other than
[A]
Manual Exposure Mode
Setting values other than
[A]
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2. Getting Started/Basic Operations
Press [iA].
• Intelligent Auto Mode is set and the recording mode icon
changes to [ ] or [ ].
• When you press [iA] again, the recording mode is switched to
one that enables settings to be made using the aperture ring
and shutter speed dial.
To switch to Intelligent Auto Mode
Intelligent Auto Mode (P57) The camera chooses the optimal settings to
match the subject and the recording
conditions. We recommend this mode when
you want to leave the settings to the camera
and take pictures with ease.
Intelligent Auto Plus Mode (P58)
Program AE Mode (P62)
The camera automatically sets the shutter
speed and the aperture value according to the
brightness of the subject.
Aperture-Priority AE Mode (P65)
The camera automatically sets the shutter
speed according to the brightness of the
subject when you set the aperture value.
Shutter-Priority AE Mode (P66)
The camera automatically sets the aperture
value according to the brightness of the
subject when you set the shutter speed.
Manual Exposure Mode (P67)
Determine the exposure by manually setting
the aperture value and the shutter speed.2. Getting Started/Basic Operations
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Rotating:
Selection of items or setting of values etc., is performed.
• The operation of rotating the control dial is illustrated as below
in this owner’s manual.
When rotating the control dial to the left or right:
Pressing the cursor button:
Selection of items or setting of values etc., is performed.
• This owner’s manual expresses the up, down, left, and right of the cursor
button as 3/4/2/1.
Pressing [MENU/SET]:
Confirmation of setting contents, etc., is performed.
Press [DISP.].
Control Dial
Cursor button/[MENU/SET] button
[DISP.] button (Switching the displayed information)41
2. Getting Started/Basic Operations
You can switch the viewfinder/monitor display method.
• [ ] Viewfinder style (viewfinder display shown as example)
• [ ] Monitor style (monitor display shown as example)
¢ It is displayed when [Monitor Info. Disp.] in the [Custom] ([Monitor / Display]) is set to [ON].
You can touch the desired item and change its setting directly.
In Recording Mode
> [Custom] > [Monitor / Display] > [LVF/Monitor Disp. Set] >
[LVF Disp. Set]/[Monitor Disp. Set]
[] (viewfinder style)
Scales down images slightly so that you can better review the
composition of the images.
[] (monitor style)
Scales images to fill the entire screen so that you can see their
details.
With information
Without
information
With information
(tilt sensor
display)
Without
information (tilt
sensor display)
With information
Without
information
With information
(tilt sensor
display)
Without
information (tilt
sensor display)
Turned off
On-monitor
recording
information
¢
MENU
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AFS AFS L
4:3 60p
98 0 98 0
AFS AFS L
4:3 60p
98 0
98 98 98
AFS AFS L
4:3
0
60p
98 98 98
AFS AFS L
4:3
0
60p
98 AWB
0 0
0
Fn
ISO
AUTO
OFF
L
4:3
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∫ About the tilt sensor display
With the tilt sensor displayed, it is easy to correct the tilt of the camera etc.
• When the camera is tilted very little or not at all, the level gauge will turn green.
¢1 Press 3/4 to switch between the following display modes:
– Detailed information display
– Histogram display
– Photo style, Highlight shadow display
– White balance display
– Lens information display
¢2 This is displayed if [Highlight] in the [Custom] ([Monitor / Display]) menu is set to [ON].
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 the camera is tilted significantly upwards or downwards to record, the tilt sensor may
not work correctly.
In Playback Mode
With information
Detailed
information
display
¢1
Without
information
(Highlight
display)
¢2
Without
information
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1/98 98 1/98
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L
4:3
s
RGB
1/5
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200
L
4:3
100-0001
AWB STD.
ISO ISO 0
F1.7 60
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2. Getting Started/Basic Operations
∫ Touch
To touch and release the touch screen.
∫ Drag
A movement without releasing the touch screen.
∫ Pinch (enlarge/reduce)
On the touch screen, spread (pinch out) two fingers to
zoom in and narrow (pinch in) them to zoom out.
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
Fn10 Fn10 Fn10
Fn7 Fn7 Fn7
Fn6 Fn6 Fn6
OFF OFF OFF
Fn9 Fn9 Fn9
OFF OFF OFF
Fn8 Fn8 Fn8
AAB B B
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Applicable modes:
¢ When [Touch AF] in [Touch Settings] of the [Custom] ([Operation]) menu is set to
[AF+AE], the focus and brightness are optimized for the touched position. (P86)
Taking Pictures Using the Touch Function
Touch AF/Touch Shutter
1 Touch [ ].
2 Touch an icon.
• The icon switches every time you touch it.
[] (Touch AF) Focuses on the position you touch.
¢
[] (Touch shutter)
Focuses on the touched position before recording
takes place.
¢
[] (OFF) Touch AF and Touch Shutter are disabled.
3 (When settings other than OFF are selected)
Touch the subject.
• When [ ] (Touch AF) is set, refer to P82 for information
about the operation to change the size and position of the
AF area.
• If shooting with the touch shutter fails, the AF area turns red and disappears.
AF
AF45
2. Getting Started/Basic Operations
Applicable modes:
You can easily optimize 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.
∫ Canceling the Touch AE function
Touch [ ].
Touch AE
1 Touch [ ].
2 Touch [ ].
• The setting screen for the brightness optimization position
is displayed.
• [Metering Mode] is set to [ ], which is used exclusively
for the Touch AE.
3 Touch the subject you want to optimize the
brightness for.
• Touch [Reset] to bring the brightness optimization position
back to the center.
4 Touch [Set].
Not available in these cases:
• This function is not available in the following cases:
– When using the Digital Zoom
– When [Touch AF] in [Touch Settings] of the [Custom] ([Operation]) menu has been set to
[AF+AE]
AE
AE
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Setting menu items
You can either operate the buttons or touch the monitor to set menu items.
1
Press [MENU/SET] to display the menu.
2
Press 2.
• 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.
4
Press [MENU/SET].
Touch a menu selector icon, such as [ ].
3
Press 3/4 to select a menu selector icon,
such as [ ].
/ [Intelligent Auto] (P60)
This menu lets you set the functions that can only be
used in Intelligent Auto Mode.
[Rec] (P171) This menu lets you set picture settings.
[Motion Picture] (P184) This menu lets you set motion picture settings.
[Custom] (P185)
Operation of the unit, such as displaying of the screen
and button operations, can be set up according to your
preferences.
[Setup] (P200)
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.
You can also configure the settings of Wi-Fi/Bluetooth
related functions.
[My Menu] (P209) This menu lets you register frequently-used menus.
[Playback] (P210)
This menu lets you set the playback and editing settings
for images.
Touch operati

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