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Operating Instructions
Digital Camera
DC-S1H
DVQP2024ZA
F0919AJ0
until
2019/10/012
Please read these instructions carefully before using this product, and
save this manual for future use.
Dear Customer,
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for purchasing this Panasonic
Digital Camera. Please read this document carefully and keep it handy for future
reference. Please note that the actual controls and components, menu items, etc. of
your Digital Camera may look somewhat different from those shown in the illustrations
in this document.
Carefully observe copyright laws.
Recording of pre-recorded tapes or discs or other published or broadcast material for
purposes other than your own private use may infringe copyright laws. Even for the
purpose of private use, recording of certain material may be restricted.
™ Finding the Information You Need
You can find the information you need by looking at the following pages in this
document.
Contents l 6
Contents by Function l 15
Names of Parts l 28
Menu Guide l 390
Index l 615 3
™ Symbols Used in This Document
Symbols for recording modes, pictures, and videos that can be used
In this document, symbols are placed at the start of functional explanations (recording
modes, pictures, and videos) showing conditions in which these functions can be
used.
Black icons show conditions in which these can be used, and grey icons show
conditions in which these cannot be used.
Example: /
Operating symbols
In this document, camera operation is explained using the following symbols:
0 For information about operation methods of the operation part, refer to page 64.
0 Other symbols, such as icons shown on the camera screen, are also used in
explanations.
0 This document describes the procedure for selecting menu items as follows:
Example) Set [Picture Quality] of the [Photo] ([Image Quality]) menu to [STD.].
For information about menu operation methods, refer to page 77.
About Operating Instructions
A Front dial
B Rear dial
C 3421
Cursor button up/down/left/right
or
Joystick up/down/left/right
D Press the centre of the joystick
E [MENU/SET] button
F Control dial
¨ [ ] ¨ [ ] ¨ [Picture Quality] ¨ Select [STD.]About Operating Instructions
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Notification classification symbols
In this document, notifications are classified and described using the following
symbols:
0 This document provides an explanation with the assumption that menu settings are
in the default settings.
Furthermore, illustrations of screens used assume the following settings.
– [Style] ([Clock Set]): [Y.M.D]/[24hrs]
0 Description in this document is based on the interchangeable lens (S-R24105:
optional).
To confirm prior to using the function
Hints for better use of the camera and tips for recording
Notifications and supplementary items regarding specifications
Related information and page number 5
Chapters
1. Introduction 19
2. Getting Started 34
3. Basic Operations 59
4. Image Recording 87
5. Focus/Zoom 96
6. Drive/Shutter/Image Stabiliser 131
7. Metering/Exposure/ISO Sensitivity 185
8. White Balance/Image Quality 204
9. Flash 228
10. Recording Videos 242
11. Special Video Recording 297
12. Connections with External Devices (Video) 329
13. Playing Back and Editing of Images 347
14. Camera Customisation 366
15. Menu Guide 390
16. Wi-Fi/Bluetooth 465
17. Connecting to Other Devices 522
18. Materials 5396
About Operating Instructions ……………………………………………….3
Chapters …………………………………………………………………………..5
Contents by Function………………………………………………………..15
1. Introduction 19
Before Use………………………………………………………………………19
Standard Accessories……………………………………………………….22
Lenses That Can Be Used…………………………………………………23
Memory Cards That Can Be Used………………………………………25
Names of Parts………………………………………………………………..28
Camera…………………………………………………………………………………. 28
Viewfinder/Monitor Displays …………………………………………………….. 32
Status LCD Display ………………………………………………………………… 33
2. Getting Started 34
Attaching a Shoulder Strap………………………………………………..34
Charging the Battery…………………………………………………………36
Charging with the Charger ………………………………………………………. 36
Battery Insertion …………………………………………………………………….. 39
Inserting a Battery into the Camera for Charging………………………… 41
Using the Camera While Supplying It with Power
(Supplying Power/Charging)…………………………………………………….. 43
Notifications Regarding Charging/Power Supply…………………………. 44
[Power Save Mode] ………………………………………………………………… 46
Inserting Cards (Optional)………………………………………………….48
Formatting Cards (Initialisation)………………………………………………… 50
Attaching a Lens………………………………………………………………51
Adjusting the Monitor Direction and Angle……………………………54
Setting the Clock
(When Turning On for the First Time)………………………………….56
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3. Basic Operations 59
Basic Recording Operations………………………………………………59
How to Hold the Camera…………………………………………………………..59
Taking Pictures ……………………………………………………………………….61
Recording Videos…………………………………………………………………….62
Selecting the Recording Mode…………………………………………………..63
Camera Setting Operations……………………………………………….64
Display Settings……………………………………………………………….68
Setting the Viewfinder ………………………………………………………………68
Switching Between the Monitor and Viewfinder……………………………69
Switching the Display Information………………………………………………70
Turning On the Status LCD Backlight …………………………………………72
Quick Menu …………………………………………………………………….73
Control Panel…………………………………………………………………..75
Menu Operation Methods………………………………………………….77
[Reset]……………………………………………………………………………………80
Intelligent Auto Mode………………………………………………………..81
Recording Using Touch Functions ……………………………………..84
Touch AF/Touch Shutter…………………………………………………………..84
Touch AE ……………………………………………………………………………….85
4. Image Recording 87
[Aspect Ratio] ………………………………………………………………….87
[Picture Size] …………………………………………………………………..88
[Picture Quality] ……………………………………………………………….90
[Double Card Slot Function] ………………………………………………92
[Folder / File Settings]……………………………………………………….93
[File Number Reset]………………………………………………………….95Contents
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5. Focus/Zoom 96
Selecting the Focus Mode …………………………………………………96
Using AF…………………………………………………………………………97
[AF Custom Setting(Photo)] …………………………………………………… 101
Selecting the AF Mode ……………………………………………………103
[Face/Eye/Body/Animal Detect.]…………………………………………….. 105
[Tracking]……………………………………………………………………………. 108
[225-Area]…………………………………………………………………………… 110
[Zone (Vert./ Horz.)]/ [Zone (Square)]/ [Zone (Oval)]…………………. 111
[1-Area+]/ [1-Area]……………………………………………………………….. 113
[Pinpoint] ……………………………………………………………………………. 114
[Custom1] to [Custom3]………………………………………………………… 116
AF Area Movement Operation ………………………………………….118
Moving the AF Area by Touch………………………………………………… 119
Moving the AF Area Position with the Touch Pad ……………………… 121
[Focus Switching for Vert / Hor]………………………………………………. 122
Record Using MF……………………………………………………………123
Recording with Zoom………………………………………………………127
Extra Tele Conversion…………………………………………………………… 128
6. Drive/Shutter/Image Stabiliser 131
Selecting the Drive Mode…………………………………………………131
Taking Burst Pictures………………………………………………………132
6K/4K Photo Recording …………………………………………………..136
Selecting Pictures from a 6K/4K Burst File…………………………142
Correcting Pictures After Recording (Post-Recording
Refinement)…………………………………………………………………………. 143
Picture Selection Operations………………………………………………….. 144
Recording with Time Lapse Shot………………………………………149
Recording with Stop Motion Animation………………………………153
Time Lapse Shot/Stop Motion Animation Videos ………………..156
Recording Using the Self-timer…………………………………………158
Bracket Recording ………………………………………………………….160
Post-Focus Recording …………………………………………………….166Contents
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Selecting the Focus Point for the Picture to Save……………………….169
Focus Stacking ……………………………………………………………………..171
[Silent Mode]………………………………………………………………….174
[Shutter Type] ………………………………………………………………..175
Image Stabiliser……………………………………………………………..177
Image Stabiliser Settings ………………………………………………………..179
7. Metering/Exposure/ISO Sensitivity 185
[Metering Mode]……………………………………………………………..185
Programme AE Mode ……………………………………………………..186
Aperture-Priority AE Mode……………………………………………….188
Shutter-Priority AE Mode…………………………………………………191
Manual Exposure Mode…………………………………………………..193
Preview Mode………………………………………………………………..196
Exposure Compensation …………………………………………………197
Locking Focus and Exposure (AF/AE Lock)……………………….199
ISO Sensitivity ……………………………………………………………….200
[Dual Native ISO Setting] ………………………………………………………..203
8. White Balance/Image Quality 204
White Balance (WB) ……………………………………………………….204
Adjusting the White Balance ……………………………………………………208
[Photo Style] ………………………………………………………………….210
[Filter Settings]……………………………………………………………….216
[Simultaneous Record w/o Filter] ……………………………………………..221
[High Resolution Mode] …………………………………………………..222
[HLG Photo]…………………………………………………………………..226Contents
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9. Flash 228
Using an External Flash (Optional)……………………………………228
Removing the Hot Shoe Cover……………………………………………….. 228
Setting Flash………………………………………………………………….231
[Flash Mode]………………………………………………………………………… 231
[Red-Eye Removal] ………………………………………………………………. 233
[Firing Mode]/[Manual Flash Adjust.]……………………………………….. 234
[Flash Adjust.]………………………………………………………………………. 235
[Flash Synchro] ……………………………………………………………………. 236
[Auto Exposure Comp.] …………………………………………………………. 237
Recording Using a Wireless Flash…………………………………….238
10. Recording Videos 242
Recording Videos …………………………………………………………..242
Creative Video Mode ………………………………………………………247
Displays Suited to Video Recording ………………………………………… 247
Recording with Creative Video ……………………………………………….. 249
[CreativeVideo Combined Set.] ………………………………………………. 252
Recording Video …………………………………………………………….253
[System Frequency] ……………………………………………………………… 253
[Rec. File Format]…………………………………………………………………. 255
[Rec Quality]………………………………………………………………………… 255
[Image Area of Video]……………………………………………………………. 266
Time Code …………………………………………………………………….268
Setting the Time Code…………………………………………………………… 268
Synchronising the Time Code with an External Device………..270
Synchronise the Time Code of the External Device with That of
the Camera (TC OUT)…………………………………………………………… 271
Synchronise the Time Code of the Camera with That of the
External Device (TC IN)…………………………………………………………. 273
Using AF (Video) ……………………………………………………………275
[Continuous AF]……………………………………………………………………. 275
[AF Custom Setting(Video)]……………………………………………………. 277
Video Brightness and Colouring ……………………………………….278
[Luminance Level] ………………………………………………………………… 278Contents
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[Master Pedestal Level] ………………………………………………………….279
Recording While Controlling Overexposure (Knee) …………………….280
[ISO Sensitivity (video)]…………………………………………………………..282
Audio Settings ……………………………………………………………….283
[Sound Rec Level Disp.] …………………………………………………………283
[Mute Sound Input]…………………………………………………………………283
[Sound Rec Gain Level] ………………………………………………………….284
[Sound Rec Level Adj.] …………………………………………………………..284
[Sound Rec Level Limiter]……………………………………………………….285
[Wind Noise Canceller] …………………………………………………………..285
Main Assist Functions……………………………………………………..286
[SS/Gain Operation]……………………………………………………………….286
[WFM/Vector Scope]………………………………………………………………288
[Luminance Spot Meter]………………………………………………………….292
[Zebra Pattern] ………………………………………………………………………293
[Video Frame Marker] …………………………………………………………….295
Colour bars/Test Tone ……………………………………………………………296
11. Special Video Recording 297
Variable Frame Rate ………………………………………………………297
High Frame Rate Video …………………………………………………..300
[Focus Transition] …………………………………………………………..301
[Live Cropping] ………………………………………………………………304
Log Recording ……………………………………………………………….308
[V-Log View Assist] ………………………………………………………………..310
HLG Videos …………………………………………………………………..312
[HLG View Assist] ………………………………………………………………….314
Anamorphic Recording ……………………………………………………315
[Anamorphic Desqueeze Display]…………………………………………….316
[Synchro Scan] ………………………………………………………………318
[Loop Recording (video)] …………………………………………………320
[Segmented File Recording] …………………………………………….322
List of Recording Qualities That Enable Special Videos to
be Recorded ………………………………………………………………….323Contents
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12. Connections with External Devices (Video) 329
HDMI Devices (HDMI Output) ………………………………………….329
Attaching the Cable Holder ……………………………………………………. 330
Images Output via HDMI ……………………………………………………….. 333
HDMI Output Image Quality (Resolution/Frame Rate) …………335
Settings for Down-Converting…………………………………………………. 335
HDMI Output Settings……………………………………………………..338
Outputting the Camera Information Display via HDMI………………… 338
Outputting Control Information to an External Recorder …………….. 338
Outputting Down-converted Audio to an HDMI Device ………………. 339
Outputting Audio via HDMI…………………………………………………….. 339
External Microphones (Optional) ………………………………………340
XLR Microphone Adaptor (Optional)………………………………….343
Headphones ………………………………………………………………….345
13. Playing Back and Editing of Images 347
Playing Back Pictures……………………………………………………..347
Playing Back Videos……………………………………………………….349
Extracting a Picture ………………………………………………………………. 351
Switching the Display Mode……………………………………………..352
Enlarged Display ………………………………………………………………….. 352
Thumbnail Screen ………………………………………………………………… 354
Calendar Playback ……………………………………………………………….. 355
Group Images………………………………………………………………..356
Deleting Images……………………………………………………………..357
[RAW Processing]…………………………………………………………..359
[Video Divide]…………………………………………………………………364Contents
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14. Camera Customisation 366
Fn Buttons …………………………………………………………………….367
[Dial Operation Switch] ……………………………………………………376
Quick Menu Customisation………………………………………………378
Custom Mode ………………………………………………………………..383
My Menu……………………………………………………………………….387
[Save/Restore Camera Setting]………………………………………..389
15. Menu Guide 390
List of Menu …………………………………………………………………..391
[Photo] Menu …………………………………………………………………396
[Video] Menu …………………………………………………………………410
[Custom] Menu ………………………………………………………………418
[Setup] Menu …………………………………………………………………444
[Playback] Menu …………………………………………………………….456
Entering Characters………………………………………………………..464
16. Wi-Fi/Bluetooth 465
Connecting to a Smartphone……………………………………………467
Operating the Camera with a Smartphone…………………………479
Sending Images from the Camera…………………………………….492
Wi-Fi Connections ………………………………………………………….508
Send Settings and Selecting Images…………………………………515
[Wi-Fi Setup] Menu…………………………………………………………517Contents
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17. Connecting to Other Devices 522
Viewing on a TV……………………………………………………………..524
Importing Images to a PC………………………………………………..527
Copying Images to a PC ……………………………………………………….. 527
Installing Software ………………………………………………………………… 529
Storing on a Recorder……………………………………………………..532
Tethered Recording………………………………………………………..533
Installing Software ………………………………………………………………… 533
Operating the Camera from a PC……………………………………………. 534
Printing………………………………………………………………………….535
18. Materials 539
Using Optional Accessories……………………………………………..539
Battery Grip (Optional) ………………………………………………………….. 539
Shutter Remote Control (Optional)………………………………………….. 540
AC Adaptor (Optional)/DC Coupler (Optional)…………………………… 541
Monitor/Viewfinder Displays …………………………………………….542
Recording Screen…………………………………………………………………. 542
Playback Screen ………………………………………………………………….. 550
Message Displays…………………………………………………………..553
Troubleshooting……………………………………………………………..557
Cautions for Use…………………………………………………………….569
Number of Pictures That Can Be Taken and Available
Recording Time with the Battery……………………………………….579
Number of Still Images That Can Be Taken and Video
Recording Time with Cards ……………………………………………..582
List of Default Settings/Custom Saving/Settings Available
for Copying ……………………………………………………………………587
List of Functions That Can Be Set in Each Recording
Mode…………………………………………………………………………….601
Specifications…………………………………………………………………606
Index…………………………………………………………………………….615
Trademarks and Licences ……………………………………………….623 15
Contents by Function
Power Source
Charging l 36
Charging error l 38
l 42
Battery indication l 44
Power supply l 43
[Battery Information] l 450
Power save function l 46
Number of pictures that can
be taken, available recording
time
l 579
Card
Cards that can be used l 25
[Card Format] l 50
[Double Card Slot Function] l 92
[Destination Card Slot] l 92
Switching the playback card l 348
l 354
Folder structure l 528
[Folder / File Settings] l 93
[File Number Reset] l 95
Entering characters l 464
Number of pictures, length of
recording time
l 582
Lens
Attaching l 51
[Lens Information] l 183
Basic Settings
[Language] l 455
[Clock Set] l 56
[Time Zone] l 454
[Beep] l 448
[Copyright Information] l 444
[Reset] l 80
Viewfinder
Dioptre adjustment l 68
Display magnification l 68
Eye sensor l 69
[Eye Sensor AF] l 424
Display
Recording screen l 542
Playback screen l 550
Viewfinder l 32
Status LCD l 33
Control panel l 75
l 546
Switching display l 70
Monitor/viewfinder
adjustment
l 446
Monitor/viewfinder
luminance
l 446
Display speed l 445
Level gauge l 438
Grid lines l 433
[Histogram] l 432
[Sheer Overlay] l 437
Checking overexposure l 436
[V-Log View Assist] l 310
[HLG View Assist] l 314
AF/MF
Focus mode l 96
[Continuous AF] l 275
Selecting the AF mode l 103
l 423
Face/eye/human detection l 105
Animal detection l 106
Movement tracking l 108
[AF ON] l 98
Moving the AF area l 118
Enlarged display l 100
l 125
Setting the AF sensitivity l 101
l 277Contents by Function
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AF/AE Lock l 199
Touch AF l 84
l 120
[Touch Pad AF] l 121
[AF Assist Light] l 401
MF l 123
[MF Guide] l 422
[MF Assist] l 422
[Focus Peaking] l 402
Image Stabiliser
[Image Stabilizer] l 177
[E-Stabilization (Video)] l 179
[Boost I.S. (Video)] l 182
[Anamorphic (Video)] l 182
[Lens Information] l 183
Drive
Drive mode l 131
Burst l 132
[6K/4K PHOTO] l 136
[Time Lapse Shot] l 149
Recording with Stop Motion
Animation
l 153
[Self Timer] l 158
[Post-Focus] l 166
Image Quality
[Picture Size] l 88
[Picture Quality] l 90
RAW l 90
JPEG l 90
Aspect ratio l 87
[White Balance] l 204
[Photo Style] l 210
[Filter Settings] l 216
[Color Space] l 420
[6K/4K PHOTO Noise
Reduction]
l 144
[Flicker Decrease (Photo)] l 407
[Long Exposure NR] l 397
[i.Dynamic Range] l 399
[Vignetting Comp.] l 400
[Diffraction Compensation] l 400
Taking Pictures
Recording mode l 63
Quick menu l 73
Zoom l 127
[Ex. Tele Conv.] l 128
Bracket recording l 160
Bulb recording l 195
[High Resolution Mode] l 222
[Multiple Exposure] l 408
[HLG Photo] l 226
[Shutter Type] l 175
[Silent Mode] l 174
Remote control recording l 540
Screen display l 542
Exposure
[Exposure Comp.] l 197
Programme Shift l 187
Preview mode l 196
[Metering Mode] l 185
AE Lock l 199
[One Push AE] l 371
[Touch AE] l 85
[Sensitivity] l 200
[Extended ISO] l 419
[Dual Native ISO Setting] l 203
Flash
External flash l 228
[Firing Mode] l 234
[Flash Mode] l 231
[Flash Adjust.] l 235
[Flash Synchro] l 236
[Wireless Flash Setup] l 238Contents by Function
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Video Recording
Video recording l 242
[System Frequency] l 253
[Image Area of Video] l 266
Creative Video mode l 247
[Variable Frame Rate] l 297
High frame rate video l 300
[Focus Transition] l 301
[Live Cropping] l 304
Log recording (V-Log) l 308
HLG video l 312
Anamorphic Recording l 315
[Loop Recording (video)] l 320
[Segmented File Recording] l 322
[Tally Lamp] l 242
[Down Convert] l 335
[Time Code] l 268
Remote control recording l 540
Display (Video)
SS/Gain Operation l 286
[WFM/Vector Scope] l 288
[Luminance Spot Meter] l 292
[Zebra Pattern] l 293
[Video Frame Marker] l 295
[Color Bars] l 296
Image Quality (Video)
[Rec. File Format] l 255
[Rec Quality] l 255
Resolution l 255
Recording frame rate l 255
Bit rate l 255
[Flicker Decrease (Video)] l 411
[Synchro Scan] l 318
Exposure (Video)
Exposure settings l 243
l 252
[Dual Native ISO Setting] l 203
Luminance level l 278
[Master Pedestal Level] l 279
Knee l 280
Gain l 286
Audio
External microphone l 340
XLR Microphone Adaptor l 343
Headphones l 345
[Sound Output] l 345
[Sound Rec Level Disp.] l 283
[Mute Sound Input] l 283
[Sound Rec Gain Level] l 284
[Sound Rec Level Adj.] l 284
Wind noise reduction l 285
Attenuator l 285
Test tone l 296
Playback
[Auto Review] l 430
Playing back pictures l 347
Playing back videos l 349
Thumbnail display l 354
Calendar display l 355
Enlarged display l 352
Group images l 356
Saving 6K/4K photos l 142
Viewing on a TV l 524
Deleting l 357
Screen display l 550
[Slide Show] l 457Contents by Function
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Editing of Images
[RAW Processing] l 359
[Protect] l 460
[Rating] l 460
[Resize] l 461
[Rotate] l 461
[Video Divide] l 364
[Copy] l 462
Customisation
[Custom] menu l 418
Function button l 367
Custom recording mode l 383
My Menu l 387
Quick menu l 378
Dial operation l 376
Saving camera settings l 389
Connecting with Other
Devices
Sending images (PC) l 527
Printing l 535
Viewing on a TV l 524
HDMI output l 329
l 525
Tethered recording l 533
Cable holder l 330
Wi-Fi/Bluetooth
Bluetooth connection l 469
[Wi-Fi connection] l 473
l 508
[Wi-Fi Setup] l 517
Smartphone app “LUMIX
Sync”
l 467
[Remote shooting] l 480
Location information l 488
Sending images
([Smartphone])
l 484
l 496
Sending images ([PC]) l 499
Sending images ([Printer]) l 502
Sending images ([Web
service])
l 504
Sending images ([Cloud
Sync. Service])
l 506
Saving camera settings l 491
“LUMIX CLUB” l 518
Software
“PHOTOfunSTUDIO” l 530
“SILKYPIX” l 531
“LUMIX Tether” l 533
Maintenance
[Sensor Cleaning] l 454
[Pixel Refresh] l 454 19
1. Introduction
™ Firmware of Your Camera/Lens
Firmware updates may be provided in order to improve camera capabilities or to add
functionality. For smoother recording, we recommend updating the firmware of the
camera/lens to the latest version.
0 For the latest information on the firmware or to download/update the firmware,
visit the following support site:
https://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/dsc/
(English only)
0 To check the firmware version of the camera/lens, attach the lens to the camera and
select [Firmware Version] in the [Setup] ([Others]) menu. You can also update the
firmware in [Firmware Version]. ( l 455)
0 This document provides explanations for camera firmware version 1.0.
™ Handling of the Camera
When using the camera, take care not to drop it, bump it, or apply undue force.
These may cause malfunction or damage to the camera and lens.
If sand, dust, or liquid gets on the monitor, wipe it off with a dry soft cloth.
– Touch operations may be incorrectly recognised.
When using in low temperatures (s10 oC to 0 oC (14 oF to 32 oF))
– Before use, attach a Panasonic lens with a minimum recommended operating
temperature of j10 oC (14 oF).
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Do not place a hand inside the camera mount.
This may cause a failure or damage because the sensor is a precision device.
If you shake the camera while turning the camera off, a sensor may operate or a
rattling sound may be heard. This is caused by the image stabiliser mechanism
in the body. It is not a malfunction.
™ Splash Resistant
Splash Resistant is a term used to describe an extra level of protection this
camera offers against exposure to a minimal amount of moisture, water or dust.
Splash Resistant does not guarantee that damage will not occur if this camera is
subjected to direct contact with water.
In order to minimise the possibility of damage please be sure the following
precautions are taken:
– Splash Resistant works in conjunction with the lenses that were specifically
designed to support this feature.
– Securely close the doors, socket caps, contact points cover, etc.
– When the lens or cap is removed or a door is open, do not allow sand, dust, and
moisture to enter inside.
– If liquid gets on the camera, wipe it off with a dry soft cloth.
™ Condensation (When the Lens, the Viewfinder or Monitor
is Fogged Up)
0 Condensation occurs when there are temperature or humidity differences. Take care
as this may lead to soiling, mould, and malfunctions in the lens, viewfinder, and
monitor.
0 If condensation occurs, turn off the camera and leave it for approx. 2 hours. The fog
will disappear naturally when the temperature of the camera becomes close to the
ambient temperature.1. Introduction
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™ Be Sure to Perform Trial Recording in Advance
Perform trial recording in advance of an important event (wedding, etc.) to check that
recording can be performed normally.
™ No Compensation Regarding Recording
Please note that compensation cannot be provided in the event that recording could
not be performed due to a problem with the camera or a card.
™ Be Careful with Regard to Copyrights
Under copyright law, you may not use the images and audio you have recorded for
other than personal enjoyment without the permission of the copyright holder.
Be careful because there are cases where restrictions apply to recording even for the
purpose of personal enjoyment.
™ Also Read “Cautions for Use” ( l 569)1. Introduction
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Check that all the accessories are supplied before using the camera.
0 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 “Operating Instructions ” (supplied).
0 Digital camera body is referred to as camera in this document.
0 Battery pack is referred to as battery pack or battery in this document.
0 Battery charger is referred to as battery charger or charger in this document.
0 The memory card is optional.
0 The interchangeable lens is optional.
Standard Accessories1. Introduction
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The lens mount of this camera is compliant with the L-Mount standard of
Leica Camera AG. It can be used with 35 mm full-frame compatible
interchangeable lenses and APS-C size interchangeable lenses of this
standard. This camera is capable of sensor read out suited to the image
circles of 35 mm full-frame interchangeable lenses and Super 35 mm
interchangeable lenses.
0 When using an APS-C size interchangeable lens, sensor read out is possible across
the same range as a Super 35 mm interchangeable lens.
0 The interchangeable lenses used in the explanations are designated as follows in
this document.
0 When there is no distinguishing the type of lens, the explanation will use lens.
0 When using a lens that cannot communicate with this camera, you can register the
lens information using the following menu item. The settings on this camera enable
you to switch settings to suit full-frame or Super 35 mm/APS-C lenses. ( l 183)
[] ¨ [ ] ¨ [Image Stabilizer] ¨ [Lens Information] ¨ [Lens1] to [Lens12] ¨
[Image Circle]
[] ¨ [ ] ¨ [Lens Information] ¨ [Lens1] to [Lens12] ¨ [Image Circle]
Lenses That Can Be Used
Types of interchangeable lens Designation in this document
35 mm full-frame interchangeable lens full-frame lens
Super 35 mm interchangeable lens Super 35 mm lens
APS-C-size interchangeable lens APS-C lens1. Introduction
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™ Notes on the Use of Super 35 mm/APS-C Lenses
As the image area is narrowed when using Super 35 mm/APS-C lenses,
the following functions may not be available or their behaviour may be
different.
0 Refer to catalogues/websites for most current information regarding
supported lenses.
https://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/dsc/
(English only)
[Aspect Ratio] l 87
[Picture Size] l 88
[Ex. Tele Conv.] l 128
[6K/4K PHOTO] l 136
[Post-Focus] l 166
[Shutter Type] l 175
[Filter Settings] l 216
[High Resolution Mode] l 222
[HLG Photo] l 226
[Rec Quality] l 263
[Image Area of Video] l 266
[Multiple Exposure] l 4081. Introduction
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You can use the following memory cards with this camera.
0 SD memory card, SDHC memory card, and SDXC memory card are referred to by
the generic name of card in this document.
0 For the latest information, check the following support site:
https://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/dsc/
(English only)
Memory Cards That Can Be Used
SD memory card
(512 MB to 2 GB)
0 The camera supports SDHC/SDXC memory cards
compliant with UHS Speed Class 3 of the UHS-I/
UHS-II standard.
0 The camera supports
SDHC/SDXC memory
cards compliant with
Video Speed Class 90 of
the UHS-II standard.
0 Operation with the Panasonic cards on the left has
been verified.
SDHC memory card
(4 GB to 32 GB)
SDXC memory card
(48 GB to 128 GB)1. Introduction
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™ Cards That Can Be Used Stably with This Camera
When using the following functions, use cards that have the correct SD
Speed Class, UHS Speed Class, and Video Speed Class.
0 Speed classes are standards to guarantee the minimum speed necessary for
continuous writing.
[Video Record]
[6K/4K PHOTO]/[Post-Focus]
Bit rate of the
recording quality
Speed Class
Example of
indication
72 Mbps
Class 10
UHS Speed Class 1 or higher
Video Speed Class 10 or higher
100 Mbps to
200 Mbps
UHS Speed Class 3
Video Speed Class 30 or higher
400 Mbps Video Speed Class 60 or higher
Speed Class
Example of
indication
UHS Speed Class 3
Video Speed Class 30 or higher1. Introduction
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0 You can prevent the writing and deleting of data by setting
the write-protect switch A on the card to “LOCK”.
0 The data stored on a card may be damaged due to
electromagnetic waves, static electricity or a failure of the
camera or card. We recommend backing up important data.
0 Keep the memory card out of reach of children to prevent
swallowing.1. Introduction
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Camera
Names of Parts
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
10
11
12
13
14
9
15
2
16
17
18
1
Stereo microphone ( l 284)
0 Do not block the microphone
with a finger. Audio will be
difficult to record.
2
[ ] (Recording distance
reference mark) ( l 126)
3 Mode dial ( l 63)
4 Mode dial lock button ( l 63)
5 Drive mode dial ( l 131)
6
Hot shoe (hot shoe cover) ( l 228)
• Keep the hot shoe cover out of
reach of children to prevent
swallowing.
7 [LVF] button ( l 69)
8 Speaker ( l 448)
9 Front dial ( l 65)
10
Camera on/off switch ( l 56)/
[ ] (Status LCD backlight)
(l 72, 447)
11 Shutter button ( l 61)
12
[WB] (White balance) button
(l 204)
13
[ISO] (ISO sensitivity) button
(l 200)
14
[ ] (Exposure compensation)
button ( l 197)
15 Video rec. button ( l 62, 242)
16 Rear dial ( l 65)
17 Status LCD ( l 33, 248, 447)
18 [V.MODE] button ( l 68)1. Introduction
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4
3
2
1
6
7
15
16
5
8
9
12
13
14
10
11
1 Dioptre adjustment dial ( l 68)
2 Operation lock lever ( l 67)
3 [(] (Playback) button ( l 347)
4
Monitor ( l 32, 542)/
Touch screen ( l 66)
5 Rear tally lamp ( l 242)
6 [ ] (AF mode) button ( l 97)
7 [AF ON] button ( l 98)
8 Focus mode lever ( l 96, 97, 123)
9
Joystick ( l 66)/
Fn buttons ( l 367)
Centre: Fn8, 3: Fn9, 1: Fn10,
4:Fn11, 2: Fn12
10 [Q] (Quick menu) button ( l 73)
11
Cursor buttons ( l 65)/
Fn buttons ( l 367)
3: Fn13, 1: Fn14, 4: Fn15,
2: Fn16
12 Control dial ( l 65)
13 [MENU/SET] button ( l 65, 77)
14 [ ] (Cancel) button ( l 79)
15 [ ] (Delete) button ( l 357)
16 [DISP.] button ( l 70)
0 The following buttons light when the camera on/off switch is set to [ ].
The lighting timing can be changed in [Illuminated Button] in the [Custom]
([Operation]) menu. ( l 429)
–[(] button/[Q] button/[ ] button/[ ] button/[DISP.] button1. Introduction
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7
8
2
3
6
4
1
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
9
5
1 Eye sensor ( l 69)
2 Viewfinder ( l 32, 69, 542)
3 Eye cup ( l 572)
4 Eye cup lock lever ( l 572)
5
Fan inlet
0 The fan inlet for the cooling fan.
0 Do not obstruct this unit’s
ventilation openings with
newspapers, tablecloths,
curtains, and similar items.
6 Monitor lock lever ( l 55)
7
Tripod mount ( l 576)
0 If you attempt to attach a tripod
with a screw length of 5.5 mm
(0.22 inch) or more, you may not
be able to securely fix it in place
or it may damage the camera.
8
Battery grip connector (cover for
the battery grip connector)
(l 539)
0 Keep the cover for the battery
grip connector out of reach of
children to prevent swallowing.
9 Card slot 1 ( l 48)
10 Card slot 2 ( l 48)
11 Card door lock lever ( l 48)
12 Card door ( l 48)
13 Card access light ( l 49)
14
DC Coupler cover ( l 541)
0 When using an AC adaptor,
ensure that the Panasonic DC
Coupler (DMW-DCC16:
optional) and AC Adaptor
(DMW-AC10: optional) are
used.
15 Battery door ( l 39)
16 Battery door release lever ( l 39)1. Introduction
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3
4
6
5
16 17 19 18 20 15 1 21 14
2
1
13
12
11
10
8
7
9
1 Shoulder strap eyelet ( l 34)
2
Self-timer light ( l 158)/
AF assist light ( l 401)
3 Fn button (Fn1) ( l 367)
4 Grip
5
Preview button ( l 196)/
Fn button (Fn2) ( l 367)
6 Lens release button ( l 53)
7 Front tally lamp ( l 242)
8
Flash synchro socket (flash synchro
socket cap) ( l 229)
0 Use the flash with a
synchronisation voltage of 250 V
or less.
0 Connect the supplied BNC
conversion cable (for TC IN/OUT)
when synchronising the time code
with an external device. ( l 268)
0 Keep the flash synchro socket cap
out of reach of children to prevent
swallowing.
9 [REMOTE] socket ( l 540)
10 [MIC] socket ( l 340)
11
Headphone socket ( l 345)
0 Excessive sound pressure from
earphones and headphones can
cause hearing loss.
12 USB port ( l 41, 522)
13 [HDMI] socket ( l 329, 522)
14 Lens fitting mark ( l 52)
15 Lens lock pin
16 Sensor
17 Contact points
18 Mount
19
Screw hole for function expansion
0 This is a hole that will be used in
a future function expansion.
20 Sub video rec. button ( l 62, 242)
21
Fan outlet
0 The fan outlet for the cooling fan.
0 Do not obstruct this unit’s
ventilation openings with
newspapers, tablecloths, curtains,
and similar items.1. Introduction
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Viewfinder/Monitor Displays
At the time of purchase, the viewfinder/monitor displays the following
icons.
0 For information about the icons other than those described here, refer to page 542.
Viewfinder Monitor
999 ISO100 F4.0 60
L
FINE
AFS AFS
8 9 1011 12 13 14 15 16 17
1 2 4 3 5 6 7
999 ISO100 F4.0 60 ± 0
AFS AFS L
FINE
1 Photo Style ( l 210)
2 Level gauge ( l 438)
3
Picture quality ( l 90)/
Picture size ( l 88)
4 AF area ( l 118)
5 Focus mode ( l 96, 123)
6 AF mode ( l 103)
7 Image stabiliser ( l 177)
8
Focus (green) ( l 61, 98)/
Recording state (red) ( l 223, 242)
9 Recording mode ( l 63)
10 Metering mode ( l 185)
11 Shutter speed ( l 61)
12 Aperture value ( l 61)
13
Exposure compensation value
( l 197)/
Manual Exposure Assist ( l 194)
14 ISO sensitivity ( l 200)
15
Card slot ( l 48)/
Double card slot function ( l 92)
16
Number of still images that can be
taken ( l 582)/
Number of pictures that can be taken
continuously ( l 134)
17 Battery indication ( l 44)
0 Press [ ] to switch between display/hide of the level gauge.1. Introduction
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Status LCD Display
The following recording settings are displayed when recording pictures.
0 Refer to page 248 for information on the [ ] mode (Creative Video mode) display.
1/
60
100
999
AWB
ISO WB BKT
BKT
F 4.0
BKT
5 4 3 2 1 0 1 2 3 4 5
1
1
3
999
34 2 1
6
10
11
5
7
8
9
12
14 13 15 16 17
1 Recording mode ( l 63)
2 Metering mode ( l 185)
3 Shutter speed ( l 61)
4
Aperture value ( l 61)/
Aperture Bracket ( l 163)
5
White balance ( l 204)/
White Balance Bracket ( l 165)
6
ISO sensitivity ( l 200)/
Dual Native ISO setting ( l 203)
7
Exposure compensation ( l 197)/
Exposure Bracket ( l 163)
8 Flash output adjustment ( l 235)
9
Photo Style ( l 210)/
Filter settings ( l 216)
10 HLG photo ( l 226)
11
Picture quality ( l 90)/
Picture size ( l 88)
12
Wi-Fi/Bluetooth connection state
( l 466)
13
Drive mode ( l 131)/Post-Focus
( l 166)/High Resolution mode
( l 222)
14 AF mode ( l 103)
15
Card slot ( l 48)/
Double card slot function ( l 92)
16
Number of still images that can be
taken ( l 582)/
Number of pictures that can be taken
continuously ( l 134)
17
Battery indication ( l 44)/
Power supply ( l 43)
0 Turning on the status LCD backlight. ( l 72)
0 You can change the colour of text, the background colour, and how the
backlight turns on for the status LCD:
[] ¨ [ ] ¨ [Status-LCD] ( l 447)34
2. Getting Started
Attach a shoulder strap to the camera with the following procedure to
prevent it from dropping.
1
Pass the shoulder strap
through the shoulder strap
eyelet A.
2
Pass the end of the shoulder
strap through the ring and
then pass it through the
fastener.
3
Pass the end of the shoulder
strap through the other hole of
the fastener.
4
Pull the shoulder strap and
check that it will not come out.
0 Attach the opposite end of the shoulder
strap with the same procedure.
Attaching a Shoulder Strap







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0 Use the shoulder strap around your shoulder.
– Do not wrap the strap around your neck.
It may result in injury or accident.
0 Do not leave the shoulder strap where an infant can reach it.
– It may result in an accident by mistakenly wrapping around the neck.2. Getting Started
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You can charge the battery either using the supplied charger, or in the
camera body.
You can also charge by connecting to a USB PD (USB Power Delivery)
compatible device using the supplied USB connection cable (C–C).
Furthermore, you can turn the camera on while it is charging and record.
0 The battery that can be used with the camera is DMW-BLJ31. (As of
August 2019)
Charging with the Charger
0 Use the supplied charger and AC adaptor.
0 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.
Charging the Battery
0 The battery is not charged at the time of purchase. Charge the battery before
use.
Charging time Approx. 130 min
0 Use the products supplied with the camera for charging.
0 Use the charger indoors.2. Getting Started
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1
Connect the charger and the
AC adaptor with the USB
connection cable (C–C).
0 Hold the plugs and insert them straight
in or pull them straight out.
(Inserting these at an angle may cause
deformation or malfunction)
2
Connect the AC mains lead to
the AC adaptor and then
insert into the electrical
outlet.
3
Insert the battery.
≥Insert the terminal end of the
battery and push.
≥The [CHARGE] light A blinks and
charging begins.
0 Do not use any other USB connection cables except the supplied USB
connection cable (C–C).
This may cause malfunction.
0 Do not use any other AC adaptors except the supplied one.
This may cause malfunction.
0 Do not use any other AC mains leads except the supplied one.
This may cause malfunction.



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™ [CHARGE] Light Indications
Charging
status
0% to 49% 50% to 79% 80% to 99% 100%
[CHARGE]
light
A Blinking B On C Off
0 After charging, disconnect the power source connection and remove the
battery.
0 If the [50%] light is blinking quickly, then charging is not occurring.
– The temperature of the battery or surroundings is either too high or too low.
Try charging at an ambient temperature between 10 °C and 30 °C (50 oF
and 86 oF).
– The terminals of the charger or the battery are dirty.
Remove the connection to the power source, and wipe with a dry cloth.2. Getting Started
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Battery Insertion
0 Always use genuine Panasonic batteries (DMW-BLJ31).
0 If you use other batteries, we cannot guarantee the quality of this product.
1
Set the camera on/off switch
to [OFF].
2
Open the battery door.
≥Move the battery door release lever
to the [OPEN] position.
3
Insert the battery.
≥Insert the terminal end of the
battery and push until a locking
sound is heard.
0 Check that the lever A is holding the
battery in place.
4
Close the battery door.
≥Close the battery door, and move
the battery door release lever to the
[LOCK] position.
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™ Removing the Battery
1 Set the camera on/off switch to [OFF].
2 Open the battery door.
0 Check that the card access light A is
turned off and then open the battery door.
3 Push the lever B in the direction of the
arrow and then remove the battery.
0 Ensure that no foreign objects are adhering to the inner side (rubber seal) of
the battery door.
0 Remove the battery after use.
(The battery will drain if left inserted in the camera for a long period of time.)
0 The battery becomes warm after use, during charging, and immediately after
charging.
The camera also becomes warm during use. This is not a malfunction.
0 Be careful when removing the battery as the battery will jump out.
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Inserting a Battery into the Camera for Charging
0 Using the camera body and the supplied AC adaptor.
The camera is turned off.
0 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.
1
Set the camera on/off switch to [OFF].
2
Insert the battery into the camera.
3
Connect the camera USB port and the AC adaptor using
the USB connection cable (C–C).
0 Hold the plugs and insert them straight in or pull them straight out.
(Inserting these at an angle may cause deformation or malfunction)
Charging time Approx. 140 min
0 Use the products supplied with the camera for charging.2. Getting Started
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4
Connect the AC mains lead to
the AC adaptor and then insert
into the electrical outlet.
≥[CHARGE] is displayed on the status
LCD and charging starts.
[FULL] is displayed when charging is
complete.
0 You can also charge the battery by connecting a USB device (PC, etc.) and
the camera with the USB connection cable (C–C or A–C).
In that case, charging may take a while.
0 When using the Battery Grip (DMW-BGS1: optional), the battery within the
Battery Grip will also be charged.
0 Do not use any other USB connection cables except the supplied USB
connection cables (C–C and A–C).
This may cause malfunction.
0 Do not use any other AC adaptors except the supplied one.
This may cause malfunction.
0 Do not use any other AC mains leads except the supplied one.
This may cause malfunction.
0 After charging, disconnect the connection to the power source.
0 When an [ERROR] is displayed on the status LCD, charging is not possible.
– The temperature of the battery or surroundings is either too high or too low.
Try charging at an ambient temperature between 10 °C and 30 °C (50 oF
and 86 oF).
– The terminals of the battery are dirty.
Remove the battery and wipe off the dirt with a dry cloth.
0 Even when the camera on/off switch is set to [OFF] thus turning the camera
off, it consumes power.
When the camera will not be used for a long time, remove the power plug from
the electrical outlet in order to save power.

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Using the Camera While Supplying It with Power
(Supplying Power/Charging)
When charging with both the camera body and the supplied AC adaptor
( l 41), you can charge while the camera is being supplied with power by
turning the camera on. You can record while charging.
This is also possible by connecting devices that support USB PD (USB
Power Delivery) to the camera.
0 Insert the battery into the camera.
0 Connect using the supplied USB connection cable (C–C).
0 Use a device (mobile battery, etc.) with an output of 9 V/3 A (27 W or more) that
supports USB PD.
0 When the camera is on, charging will take longer than when the camera is off.
A AC adaptor B Devices that support USB PD (mobile
battery, etc.)
0 Even when connecting with devices that support USB PD, you may not be
able to charge while using the camera.
0 If connecting with devices (PC, etc.) that do not support USB PD and turning
the camera on, then this will supply power only.
0 Turn off the camera before connecting or disconnecting the power plug.
0 Remaining charge in the battery may decrease depending on usage
conditions. When the battery level is depleted, the camera will turn off.
0 Depending on the power supply capabilities of the connected device, it may
not be possible to supply power.
0 USB power supply can be turned off:
[] ¨ [ ] ¨ [USB] ¨ [USB Power Supply] (l 449)2. Getting Started
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Notifications Regarding Charging/Power Supply
™ Power Indications
0 The battery level indicated on the screen is approximate.
The exact level varies depending on the environment and the operating conditions.
0 The highest battery level reading of C or D blinks during charging.
0 When a charging error occurs, the status LCD display icon A blinks.
Indication on status LCD
A USB connection cable supplying
power
B Power source
C The battery level of the battery in the
camera
D The battery level of the battery in the
Battery Grip
E Battery indication
F Using the battery in the Battery Grip
Indication on monitor
80% or higher
60% to 79%
40% to 59%
20% to 39%
19% or below
Blinking
Low battery
0 Charge or replace the battery.
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0 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.
0 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.
0 Do not use the AC adaptor, AC mains lead, or USB connection cables (C–C
and A–C) on other devices.
This may cause a malfunction.
0 Do not use USB extension cables or USB conversion adaptors.
0 The battery can be charged 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.)
0 If there is a power outage or other problem with the electrical outlet, then
charging may not complete successfully.
Reconnect the power plug.
0 Do not connect to keyboard or printer USB ports, or to USB hubs.
0 If the connected PC enters sleep status, then charging/power supply may
stop.
0 The battery level display on the monitor can be changed to a percentage:
[] ¨ [ ] ¨ [Remaining Battery Level] ( l 446)
0 You can confirm the degree of deterioration of the battery:
[] ¨ [ ] ¨ [Battery Information] ( l 450)2. Getting Started
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[Power Save Mode]
This is a function to automatically turn the camera to sleep (power save)
status or turn off the viewfinder/monitor if no operation is performed for a
set time. Reduces battery consumption.
¨ [ ] ¨ [ ] ¨ Select [Power Save Mode]
0 To recover from [Sleep Mode], [Sleep Mode(Wi-Fi)], or [Power Save LVF Shooting],
perform one of the following operations:
– Press the shutter button halfway.
– Set the camera on/off switch to [OFF] and then [ON] again.
0 To recover from [Auto LVF/Monitor Off], press any button.
[Sleep Mode] Sets the amount of time until the camera is put to sleep.
[Sleep Mode(Wi-
Fi)]
Sets the camera to sleep 15 minutes after being disconnected
from Wi-Fi.
[Auto LVF/
Monitor Off]
Sets the amount of time it takes for the viewfinder/monitor to turn
off.
(The camera is not turned off.)
[Power Save
LVF Shooting]
Puts the camera to sleep when the recording screen is being
displayed on the monitor when automatic viewfinder/monitor
switching is active.
0 [Power Save LVF Shooting] does not work when [Time to
Sleep] is set to [OFF].
[Time to
Sleep]
Sets the amount of time until the camera is put to
sleep.
[Method of
Activation]
Sets the screen where the camera is put to sleep.
[Only Control Panel]:
Puts the camera to sleep only when the control
panel ( l 70) is displayed.
[While Recording Standby]:
Puts the camera to sleep from any screen during
recording standby.2. Getting Started
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0 [Power Save Mode] is not available in the following cases:
– While connected to a PC or printer
– During video recording/video playback
– When recording with [6K/4K Pre-Burst]
– During a [Time Lapse Shot]
– When recording with [Stop Motion Animation] (when [Auto Shooting] is set)
– When recording with [Multiple Exposure]
– When recording with [Focus Transition]
– During a [Slide Show]
– During HDMI output for recording2. Getting Started
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This camera supports the double card slot function.
When two cards are used, relay recording, backup recording, and
allocation recording are available.
For information about the cards that can be used, refer to page 25.
1
Open the card door.
≥Slide the card door in the direction
of the arrow while pushing down the
card door lock lever.
2
Insert the cards.
A Card slot 1
B Card slot 2
≥Match the orientation of the cards
as shown in the figure and then
insert them firmly until they click.
0 Do not touch the card connection
contacts C.
3
Close the card door.
≥Close the card door and slide it
firmly in the direction of the arrow
until it clicks.
0 The cards are displayed on the status
LCD.
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™ Card Access Indications
The card access light turns on while the
card is being accessed.
™ Removing a Card
1 Open the card door.
0 Check that the card access light A is
turned off and then open the card door.
2 Push the card until it clicks and then
pull the card out straight.
0 You can set the way to record to card slots 1 and 2:
[] ¨ [ ] ¨ [Double Card Slot Function] ( l 92)
0 The card may be warm just after the camera has been used. Be careful when
removing.
0 Do not perform the following operations during access.
The camera may operate incorrectly or the card and recorded images
may be damaged.
– Turn off the camera.
– Remove the battery or card or disconnect the power plug.
– Subject the camera to vibration, impacts, or static electricity.
0 You can set so that the card access light does not turn on:
[] ¨ [ ] ¨ [Card Access Light] ( l 452)2. Getting Started
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Formatting Cards (Initialisation)
Format the cards with the camera before use in order to ensure optimal
card performance.
¨ [ ] ¨ [ ] ¨ Select [Card Format]
Settings: [Card Slot 1]/[Card Slot 2]
0 When a card is formatted, all of the data stored in the card is erased and
cannot be restored.
Save a backup of necessary data before formatting the card.
0 Do not turn off the camera or perform another operation during formatting.
0 Take care not to turn off the camera while formatting is in progress.
0 Cards that have not been formatted after purchase should be formatted on the
camera.
0 If the card has been formatted with a PC or other device, format it again with

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