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Owner’s Manual
High Definition Video Camera
Model No.
HC-W580
HC-V380
Please read these instructions carefully before using this product,
and save this manual for future use.
SQW0508
until
2016/2/4
Register online at http://shop.panasonic.com/support (U.S. customers only)- 2 –
∫ About the recording format for
recording motion pictures
You can select from AVCHD
*1
, MP4 or iFrame
recording formats to record motion pictures
using this unit. (l 76)
*1 It is compatible with the AVCHD
Progressive (1080/60p).
AVCHD:
It is suitable for viewing on a high-definition TV
or for saving to disc
*2
.
*2 The following methods are available for
saving an image recorded in 1080/60p:
j Copy the image to a disc using the
HD Writer LE 3.1.
j Copy the image to a Panasonic Blu-ray
disc recorder that supports AVCHD
Progressive.
MP4:
This is a recording format suitable for playing
back or editing on a PC.
≥ It is not compatible with motion pictures
recorded in AVCHD format.
iFrame:
This is a recording format suitable for playing
back or editing on a Mac (iMovie etc.).
≥ It is not compatible with motion pictures
recorded in AVCHD format.
∫ Indemnity about recorded
content
∫ About Condensation (When
the lens or the LCD monitor is
fogged up)
Condensation occurs when there is a change in
temperature or humidity, such as when the unit
is taken from outside or a cold room to a warm
room. Please be careful, as it may cause the
lens or LCD monitor to become soiled, moldy,
or damaged.
When taking the unit to a place which has a
different temperature, if the unit is accustomed
to the room temperature of the destination for
about one hour, condensation can be
prevented. (When the difference in temperature
is severe, place the unit in a plastic bag or the
like, remove air from the bag, and seal the bag.)
When condensation has occurred, remove the
battery and/or the AC adapter and leave the
unit like that for about one hour. When the unit
becomes accustomed to the surrounding
temperature, fogginess will disappear naturally.
Read this first
≥ Blu-ray recorders are not sold in US.
Panasonic does not accept any responsibility
for damages directly or indirectly due to any
type of problems that result in loss of recording
or edited content, and does not guarantee any
content if recording or editing does not work
properly. Likewise, the above also applies in a
case where any type of repair is made to the
unit.- 3 –
∫ Cards that you can use with
this unit
SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card and
SDXC Memory Card
≥ 4 GB or more Memory Cards that do not have
the SDHC logo or 48 GB or more Memory
Cards that do not have the SDXC logo are
not based on SD Memory Card
Specifications.
≥ Refer to page 14 for more details on SD
cards.
≥ SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card and
SDXC Memory Card are referred to as the
“SD card”.
≥ The smartphone and tablet are indicated as
“smartphone”.
≥ Function that can be used for Motion Picture
Recording Mode:
Function that can be used for Still Picture
Recording Mode:
≥ Function that can be used for the Playback
Mode:
Function that can be used for the Playback
Mode (motion pictures only):
Function that can be used for the Playback
Mode (still pictures only):
≥ Scene(s) recorded in the recording format
[AVCHD]: “AVCHD scene(s)”
≥ Scene(s) recorded in the recording format
[MP4/iFrame], scene(s) saved in
MP4 (1920k1080/30p), MP4 (1280k720/
30p) or MP4 (640k360/30p): “MP4/iFrame
scene(s)”
≥ Scene(s) recorded in the recording mode
[iFrame]: “iFrame scene(s)”
≥ Scene(s) containing only the Main Camera’s
image that was recorded separately from a
simultaneously recorded normal scene when
[Backup for Twin Camera] was set to [ON]:
Scene(s) recorded as Backup for Twin
Camera
≥ Pages for reference are indicated by an
arrow, for example: l 00
∫ For the purposes of this
owner’s manual
≥ Model numbers are abbreviated as follows
in this owner’s manual:
Model number
Abbreviation used in this
owner’s manual
HC-W580 [W580]
HC-V380 [V380]
This owner’s manual is designed for use with
models and . Pictures may be
slightly different from the original.
≥ The illustrations used in this owner’s manual
show model , however, parts of the
explanation refer to different models.
≥ Depending on the model, some functions
are not available.
≥ and correspond to Wi-Fi
®

functions.
≥ Features may vary, so please read carefully.
≥ Not all models may be available depending
on the region of purchase.
W580
V380
W580 V380
W580
W580 V380- 4 –
Read this first………………………………………….2
Preparation
Names and Functions of Main Parts …………7
Power supply…………………………………………10
Inserting/removing the battery …………… 10
Charging the battery ………………………… 11
Charging and recording time …………….. 12
Recording to a card ……………………………….14
Cards that you can use with this unit….. 14
Inserting/removing an SD card ………….. 15
Turning the unit on/off……………………………17
Selecting a mode …………………………………..18
Switching this unit between Recording
Mode and Playback Mode ………………… 18
Switching this unit between Motion
Picture Recording Mode and Still Picture
Recording Mode ……………………………… 18
How to use the touch screen………………….19
About the Touch Menu……………………… 20
Setting date and time……………………………..21
Basic
Before recording……………………………………22
Recording motion pictures …………………….23
Recording still pictures………………………….25
Recording still pictures in Motion Picture
Recording Mode ……………………………… 26
Motion picture/Still picture playback ………27
Using the menu screen ………………………….30
Using the Setup Menu ……………………………31
Advanced (Recording)
Using the zoom ……………………………………..42
Zoom ratio during the Still Picture
Recording Mode ……………………………… 42
Level Shot Function [V380]…………………….43
HDR Movie Mode [W580]………………………..44
Recording with the Sub Camera
(Twin Camera) [W580]…………………………….45
Changing and adjusting the settings of
the Sub Camera and the Sub
Window………………………………………….. 47
Recording with the Backup for Twin
Camera Function……………………………………50
Changing the Recording Mode ……………….51
Intelligent Auto ………………………………… 52
Intelligent Auto Plus …………………………. 54
Creative Control………………………………. 54
Scene Mode……………………………………. 58
HDR Movie Mode [W580] …………………. 59
Stop Motion Animation Assist ……………. 60
Manual recording …………………………………..61
White Balance…………………………………. 62
Manual shutter speed/iris adjustment …. 63
Manual Focus adjustment…………………. 64
Recording with the Touch Function ………..65
Touch function icons ………………………… 65
Recording functions of operation
icons……………………………………………………..70
Operation icons……………………………….. 70
Recording functions of menus ……………….75
Advanced (Playback)
Playback Operations………………………………85
Motion picture playback using operation
icon ……………………………………………….. 85
Creating still picture from motion
picture ……………………………………………. 86
Highlight & Time Frame Index …………… 87
Repeat Playback……………………………… 87
Resuming the previous playback……….. 88
Zooming in on a still picture during
playback (Playback zoom)………………… 88
Various playback functions…………………….89
Playing back motion pictures/
still pictures by date …………………………. 89
Highlight Playback …………………………… 90
Manual Edit…………………………………….. 97
Baby Calendar ………………………………. 100
Changing the playback settings and
playing back the slide show …………….. 102
Playing back still pictures recorded in
Stop Motion Animation Assist Mode as
a slide show ………………………………….. 104
Contents- 5 –
Deleting scenes/still pictures ……………….105
Deleting part of a scene
(AVCHD/Backup for Twin Camera)…… 107
Dividing a scene (AVCHD/
Backup for Twin Camera) ……………….. 108
Dividing a scene to partially delete
(MP4/iFrame)………………………………… 109
Protecting scenes/still pictures ………… 110
Convert to MP4……………………………………. 111
Watching Video/Pictures on your TV ……. 112
Connecting with an HDMI mini cable… 114
Playback using VIERA Link …………………. 115
Copy/Dubbing
Copying/playing back with a USB HDD … 117
Preparing for copying/playing back ….. 117
Simple copy ………………………………….. 120
Copy selected files ………………………… 120
Playing back the USB HDD …………….. 121
Dubbing with a Blu-ray disc recorder,
video device, etc. …………………………………122
Using the Eye-Fi™ card………………………..126
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi
®
function…………………………………….129
[Link to Cell] ………………………………………..131
Preparations before using
[Link to Cell]………………………………….. 132
Using [Link to Cell] with a direct
connection ……………………………………. 133
Using [Link to Cell] with a wireless
access point connection …………………. 134
About [Link to Cell] ………………………… 135
[Baby Monitor]……………………………………..137
Preparations before using
[Baby Monitor] ………………………………. 138
Using [Baby Monitor] ……………………… 138
[Home Cam]…………………………………………140
Preparations before using
[Home Cam] …………………………………. 140
Using [Home Cam] ………………………… 141
[DLNA Play] …………………………………………146
Preparations before using
[DLNA Play] ………………………………….. 146
Playing back on a TV……………………… 147
[Copy]………………………………………………….148
Preparations before using [Copy] …….. 148
Copying to a PC ……………………………. 150
[Live Cast]……………………………………………152
Preparations before using
[Live Cast]…………………………………….. 153
Broadcasting live……………………………. 154
Install the “Image App”…………………………158
Setting Up a Wi-Fi Connection………………159
Using the [Wi-Fi Setup Wizard] to
set up a connection………………………… 160
Connecting to a wireless access
point …………………………………………….. 161
Setting up a direct connection to a
smartphone…………………………………… 165
Connecting from the history…………….. 167
How to Use the [Wi-Fi Setup] Menu……….170
Wireless Twin/Multi-Camera
Wireless Twin/Multi-Camera
function ……………………………………………….177
Notes on the Wireless Twin/
Multi-Camera function…………………….. 179
Using a Smartphone as a Wireless Sub
Camera ………………………………………………..180
When connecting a smartphone to this
unit as a Wireless Sub Camera for the
first time (To use the Wireless Twin
Camera function) …………………………… 180
When connecting a smartphone to this
unit as a Wireless Sub Camera for the
first time (To use the Wireless
Multi-Camera function)……………………. 184
When connecting for the second time
or later………………………………………….. 188
Terminating the connection……………… 190
Recording with a Wireless Sub Camera
(Wireless Twin/Multi-Camera) ……………….191
Screen display when using a Wireless
Sub Camera………………………………….. 191
Changing the Wireless Twin Camera
settings…………………………………………. 193
Changing the Wireless Multi-Camera
settings…………………………………………. 194
If the Wi-Fi connection cannot be
established (Wireless Twin/
Multi-Camera) ………………………………………198- 6 –
With a PC
What you can do with a PC …………………..199
Before Installing HD Writer LE 3.1……. 201
Operating environment ………………………..203
Installation …………………………………………..205
Connecting to a PC………………………………206
About the PC display ……………………… 208
Starting HD Writer LE 3.1 ……………………..209
Reading the operating instructions of
the software applications ………………… 209
If using Mac (mass storage)………………….210
Others
Indications………………………………………….. 211
Messages…………………………………………….214
About recovery ……………………………… 215
Troubleshooting…………………………………..216
Cautions for use…………………………………..222
About copyright …………………………………..227
Recording modes/approximate
recordable time ……………………………………228
Approximate number of recordable
pictures……………………………………………….229
Optional accessories……………………………230
About the Remote Pan Tilt Cradle ……. 230- 7 –
1 Speaker
2 Recording/playback button [ / ]
(l 18)
3
HDR button [ ] (l 44)
Level Shot Function button [ ]
(l 43)
4 Wi-Fi button [Wi-Fi]
(l 131, 137, 140, 146, 148, 152, 167, 170,
180, 184)
5 Power button [ ] (l 17)
6 Battery release lever [BATT] (l 10)
7 A/V connector [A/V] (l 112, 125)
8 HDMI mini connector [HDMI] (l 112)
9 USB terminal [] (l 117, 123, 206)
10 Lens cover

The lens cover opens in Motion Picture
Recording Mode or Still Picture Recording
Mode. (l 18)
11
Lens cover opening/closing switch
When not using the unit, close the lens cover to
protect the lens.
≥ Slide the opening/closing switch to open/
close the cover.
Preparation
Names and Functions of Main Parts
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8 9
10
V380
11
W580
V380
W580
V380- 8 –
12 Status indicator (l 17, 159)
13 Recording start/stop button (l 23)
14 Battery holder (l 10)
15 LCD monitor (Touch screen) (l 19)
≥ It can open up to 90o.
≥ It can rotate up to 180o A towards the lens or
90o B towards the opposite direction.
16 Lens
17 Internal stereo microphones
18
Sub camera (l 45)
19 Tripod receptacle
≥ Attaching a tripod with a screw length of
5.5 mm (0.22 q) or more may damage the
unit.
20 Sliding stand
When using this unit on a desk or any flat
surface, pull out the sliding stand as illustrated
below to keep this unit stable.
≥ Before closing the LCD monitor, retract the
sliding stand.
21 SD card cover (l 15)
22 Access lamp [ACCESS] (l 15)
23 Card slot (l 15)
19
21 20
22
23
12 13
14
18 16 17
15

W580- 9 –
24 DC input terminal [DC IN] (l 11)
≥ Do not use any other AC adaptors except the
supplied one.
25 Wi-Fi Transmitter (l 130)
26 Shoulder strap fixture
27 Grip belt
Adjust the length of the grip belt so that it fits
your hand.
1 Flip the belt.
2 Adjust the length.
3 Replace the belt.
28 Photoshot button [ ] (l 25)
29 Zoom lever [W/T] (In Motion Picture
Recording Mode or Still Picture
Recording Mode) (l 42)/
Thumbnail display switch [ / ]
(l 29)/
Volume lever [sVOLr] (In Playback
Mode) (l 29)
30
Sub Camera dial (l 46)
24
25
26 27
29 28
30

 
W580- 10 –
∫ About batteries that you can use with this unit
The battery that can be used with this unit is VW-VBT190/VW-VBT380.
≥ The unit has a function for distinguishing batteries which can be used safely. The
dedicated battery (VW-VBT190/VW-VBT380) supports this function. The only batteries
suitable for use with this unit are genuine Panasonic products and batteries manufactured
by other companies and certified by Panasonic. Panasonic cannot in any way guarantee
the quality, performance or safety of batteries which have been manufactured by other
companies and are not genuine Panasonic products.
Inserting/removing the battery
≥ Press the power button to turn off the unit. (l 17)
Install the battery by inserting it in the direction shown in the figure.
Preparation
Power supply
It has been found that counterfeit battery packs which look very similar to the genuine
product are made available to purchase in some markets. Some of these battery packs
are not adequately protected with internal protection to meet the requirements of
appropriate safety standards. There is a possibility that these battery packs may lead to
fire or explosion. Please be advised that we are not liable for any accident or failure
occurring as a result of use of a counterfeit battery pack. To ensure that safe products are
used we would recommend that a genuine Panasonic battery pack is used.
Removing the battery
Be sure to hold down the power button until
the status indicator goes off. Then remove the
battery while supporting the unit to prevent it
from dropping.
Move the battery release lever in the
direction indicated by the arrow and
remove the battery when unlocked.
ャモヵヵ
Insert the battery until it clicks and locks.- 11 –
Charging the battery
The unit is in the standby condition when the AC adaptor is connected. The primary circuit is always
“live” as long as the AC adaptor is connected to an electrical outlet.
Important:
≥ Do not use the AC adaptor/DC cable with any other equipment as it is designed only for
this unit. Also, do not use the AC adaptor/DC cable from other equipment with this unit.
≥ The battery will not be charged if the unit is turned on.
≥ It is recommended to charge the battery in a temperature between 10 oC and 30 oC (50 oF
and 86 oF). (The battery temperature should also be the same.)
A DC input terminal
1 Connect the DC cable to the AC adaptor and to the DC input terminal of this unit.
≥ Insert the plugs as far as they will go.
2 Insert the AC adaptor into an AC outlet.
≥ The status indicator will flash red at an interval of approximately 2 seconds (approximately
1 second on, approximately 1 second off), indicating that charging has begun.
It will turn off when the charging is completed.
∫ Connecting to the AC outlet
It is possible to use this unit with power supplied from the AC outlet by turning on the unit with the
AC adaptor connected.
Even when you use the AC adaptor for recording images, keep the battery connected.
This allows you to continue the recording even if a power failure occurs or the AC adaptor is
unplugged from the AC outlet by accident.
∫ To charge by connecting to other device
It is possible to charge by connecting to other device with the USB cable (supplied).
Please refer to page 207.
≥ If the status indicator flashes at a particularly fast or slow rate, refer to page 224.
≥ We recommend using Panasonic batteries (l 12).
≥ If you use other batteries, we cannot guarantee the quality of this product.
≥ Do not heat or expose to flame.
≥ Do not leave the battery(ies) in a car exposed to direct sunlight for a long period of time with
doors and windows closed.
When this unit is purchased, the battery is not charged. Charge the battery fully before
using this unit for the first time.
- 12 –
Charging and recording time
∫ Charging/Recording time
≥ The indicated charging time is for when the battery has been discharged completely.
Charging time and recordable time vary depending on the usage conditions such as high/
low temperature.
≥ Temperature: 25 oC (77 oF)/humidity: 60%RH
≥ Charging times in parentheses are when charging from the USB terminal.

Maximum continuous recordable times and actual recordable times in parentheses are when
recording with the Sub Camera*.
* These include times when is displayed on the screen.
W580
Battery model
number
[Voltage/Capacity
(minimum)]
Charging
time
Recording
format
Recording
mode
Maximum
continuous
recordable
time
Actual
recordable
time
Supplied battery/
VW-VBT190
(optional)
[3.6 V/1940 mAh]
2h20min
(5 h20min)
[AVCHD]
[1080/60p]
2h 15 min
(1h50min)
1h10min
(55 min)
[PH],[HA]
2h 15 min
(1h55min) 1h10min
(1 h)
[HG],[HE]
2h 20 min
(1h55min)
[MP4/
iFrame]
[1080/50M]
2h 10 min
(1h50min)
1h 5min
(55 min)
[1080/28M]
2h 15 min
(1h50min)
1h10min
(55 min)
[720]
2h 35 min
(2h5min) 1h20min
(1 h 5 min)
[iFrame]
2h 35 min
(2h10min)- 13 –
≥ “h” is an abbreviation for hour, “min” for minute and “s” for second.
≥ These times are approximations.
≥ The actual recordable time refers to the recordable time when repeatedly starting/stopping
recording, turning the unit on/off, moving the zoom lever etc.
≥ The batteries heat up after use or charging. This is not a malfunction.
VW-VBT380
(optional)
[3.6 V/3880 mAh]
3h45min
(9h45min)
[AVCHD]
[1080/60p]
4h 45 min
(4 h)
2h25min
(2 h 5 min)
[PH]
4h 50 min
(4 h)
2h30min
(2 h 5 min) [HA]
4h 50 min
(4h5min)
[HG]
4h 55 min
(4h5min) [HE]
2h35min
(2 h 5 min)
[MP4/
iFrame]
[1080/50M]
4h 40 min
(3h55min) 2h25min
(2 h)
[1080/28M]
4h 45 min
(3h55min)
[720]
5h 30 min
(4h30min)
2h50min
(2 h20min)
[iFrame]
5h 35 min
(4h35min)
2h55min
(2 h20min)
Battery capacity indication
≥ The display changes as the battery capacity reduces. # ###
If there is less than 3 minutes remaining, then will become red. If the battery
discharges, then will flash.
≥ Screen display will disappear when no touch operation is performed for a specific period of
time. However, it will be constantly displayed when the remaining battery time becomes less
than 30 minutes.
≥ The remaining battery capacity is displayed when using the Panasonic battery that you can
use for this unit. The actual time can vary depending on your actual use.
≥ When using the AC adaptor or batteries made by other companies, the remaining battery
capacity will not be shown.
Battery model
number
[Voltage/Capacity
(minimum)]
Charging
time
Recording
format
Recording
mode
Maximum
continuous
recordable
time
Actual
recordable
time- 14 –
Cards that you can use with this unit
Preparation
Recording to a card
The unit can record still pictures or motion pictures to an SD card. To record to an SD card, read the
following.
Card type Capacity
SD Memory Card 512 MB to 2 GB
SDHC Memory Card 4 GB to 32 GB
SDXC Memory Card 48 GB to 128 GB
≥ Please check the latest information on the support website below.
http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/e_cam
(This website is in English only.)
≥ When using an SDHC Memory Card/SDXC Memory Card with other equipment, check the
equipment is compatible with these Memory Cards.
≥ An Eye-Fi X2 series SD card is required to use functions related to Eye-Fi. (l 126)
≥ We do not guarantee the operation of SD cards other than the ones above. Further, SD cards
with a capacity of less than 32 MB cannot be used for motion picture recording.
≥ Operation is not guaranteed for all SD cards.
≥ 4 GB or more Memory Cards that do not have the SDHC logo or 48 GB or more Memory Cards
that do not have the SDXC logo are not based on SD Memory Card Specifications.
≥ When the write-protect switch A on SD card is locked, no recording,
deletion or editing will be possible on the card.
≥ Keep the Memory Card out of reach of children to prevent swallowing.
32- 15 –
∫ About the Speed Class ratings for recording motion pictures
Depending on [REC MODE] (l 77) and [REC FORMAT] (l 76), the required card differs.
Use a card that meets the following ratings of the SD Speed Class. Use of a non-compatible
card may cause recording to stop suddenly.
≥ SD Speed Class is the speed standards regarding continuous writing. To check the class, see the
labeled side, etc. of the card.
≥ When recording with [Backup for Twin Camera] (l 50) set to [ON], use an SD card
conforming to Class 10 of the SD Speed Class Rating. If the SD Speed Class Rating is
lower than Class 10, recording may suddenly stop.
Inserting/removing an SD card
Caution:
Check that the access lamp has gone off.
1 Open the SD card cover and insert (remove) the SD card into (from) the card
slot B.
≥ Face the terminal side C in the direction shown in the illustration and press it straight in as far as
it will go.
≥ Press the center of the SD card and then pull it straight out.
2 Securely close the SD card cover.
≥ Securely close it until it clicks.
Recording formats Recording modes Speed Class ratings Label examples
MP4/iFrame
[1080/50M] Class10
[1080/28M], [720],
[iFrame]
Class4 or more
AVCHD All
When using an SD card not from Panasonic, or one previously used on other equipment, for the
first time on this unit, format the SD card. (l 38) When the SD card is formatted, all of the
recorded data is deleted. Once the data is deleted, it cannot be restored.
Access lamp
[ACCESS] A
≥ When this unit is accessing
the SD card, the access
lamp lights up.

 - 16 –
≥ Do not touch the terminals on the back of the
SD card.
≥ Do not apply strong shocks, bend, or drop the
SD card.
≥ Electrical noise, static electricity or the failure
of this unit or the SD card may damage or
erase the data stored on the SD card.
≥ When the card access lamp is lit, do not:
j Remove the SD card
j Turn the unit off
j Insert and remove the USB cable
j Expose the unit to vibrations or shock
Performing the above while the lamp is on
may result in damage to data/SD card or this
unit.
≥ Do not expose the terminals of the SD card to
water, dirt or dust.
≥ Do not place SD cards in the following areas:
j In direct sunlight
j In very dusty or humid areas
j Near a heater
j Locations susceptible to significant
difference in temperature (condensation
can occur.)
j Where static electricity or electromagnetic
waves occur
≥ To protect SD cards, return them to their
cases when you are not using them.
≥ About disposing of or giving away the SD
card. (l 225)- 17 –
You can turn the unit on and off using the power button or by opening and closing the LCD monitor.
Open the LCD monitor and press the power button to turn on the unit.
A The status indicator lights on.
The unit is turned on when the LCD monitor is opened, and unit is turned off when it is closed.
During normal use, opening and closing of the LCD monitor can be conveniently used to
turn the unit on/off.
≥ The unit will not turn off while recording motion pictures or connecting to Wi-Fi even if the LCD
monitor is closed.
≥ In the following cases, opening the LCD monitor does not turn on the unit. Press the power button
to turn on the unit.
j When the unit is originally purchased
j When you have turned off the unit using the power button
Preparation
Turning the unit on/off
Turning the unit on and off with the power button
Turning the unit on and off with the LCD monitor

To turn off the unit
Hold down the power button until the status
indicator goes off.- 18 –
You can switch this unit between Recording Mode (Motion Picture Recording Mode/Still Picture
Recording Mode) and Playback Mode by pressing the recording/playback button.
If you touch the recording mode switching icon in Recording Mode, this unit can be switched
between Motion Picture Recording Mode and Still Picture Recording Mode.
Switching this unit between Recording Mode and
Playback Mode
Switching this unit between Motion Picture Recording
Mode and Still Picture Recording Mode
Touch the recording mode switching icon displayed on the LCD monitor (touch screen) to switch this
unit between Motion Picture Recording Mode and Still Picture Recording Mode.
1 Press the recording/playback button to
switch this unit to Recording Mode.
≥ The recording mode switching icon A is displayed on
the screen.
2 Touch the recording mode switching icon.
≥ Refer to page 19 for touch screen operation.
Preparation
Selecting a mode
Motion Picture Recording Mode (l 23) Recording motion pictures.
Still Picture Recording Mode (l 25) Recording still pictures.
Playback Mode (l 27, 85) Motion picture/Still picture playback.
Motion Picture Recording Mode
Still Picture Recording Mode
Recording/playback button
Press the button to switch this unit between
Recording Mode and Playback Mode.
≥ When you turn on this unit, it starts up in
Recording Mode.
(Motion Picture Recording Mode)- 19 –
To display the recording mode switching icon
Display of the recording mode switching icon will disappear when no touch operation is performed
for a specific period of time. To display it again, touch the screen.
≥ The recording mode switching icon does not work when the Wireless Multi-Camera function is in
use.
≥ If the recording start/stop button is pressed in Still Picture Recording Mode or Playback Mode,
this unit will be switched to Motion Picture Recording Mode. During motion picture/still picture
playback or in other conditions, even if the recording start/stop button is pressed, the recording
mode may not be switched.
≥ When you switch from Still Picture Recording Mode to Motion Picture Recording Mode or vice
versa, settings used in the original recording mode may not be maintained. (l 51)
You can operate by directly touching the LCD monitor (touch screen) with your finger.
∫ Touch
Touch and release the touch screen to select icon or
picture.
≥ Touch the center of the icon.
≥ Touching the touch screen will not operate while you
are touching another part of the touch screen.
∫ Slide while touching
Move your finger while pressing on the touch screen.
∫ About the operation icons
// /:
Touch when changing a page or performing settings.
:
Touch to return to the previous screen.
Preparation
How to use the touch screen- 20 –
About the Touch Menu
Touch (left side)/ (right side) of on the Touch Menu to switch the
operation icons.
≥ It is also possible to switch the operation icons by sliding the Touch Menu right or left while
touching it.
B You can change the operation icons to display. (l 35)

(Backlight Compensation) is displayed instead of (Level Shot Function).
C Displayed only in Intelligent Auto Plus Mode (l 54) and [Miniature Effect]/[8mm movie]/
[Silent movie] of the Creative Control Mode (l 54).
D Displayed only in [Time Lapse Rec] of the Creative Control Mode (l 54), Scene Mode
(l 58), HDR Movie Mode* (l 44), Stop Motion Animation Assist Mode (l 60) and Manual
Mode (l 61).
* only
∫ To display the Touch Menu
≥ Do not touch on the LCD monitor with hard pointed tips, such as ball point pens.
A Touch Menu
Recording Mode Playback Mode
Display of the Touch Menu will disappear when no
touch operation is performed for a specific period of
time during recording of motion picture/still picture. To
display it again, touch .
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MENU
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FOCUS
WB
SHTR
IRIS
  
MENU
ALL
V380
W580- 21 –
The clock is not set at the time of purchase. Make sure to set the clock.
≥ When you turn on this unit, the message “Set home region and date/time.” may be
displayed. Select [YES], and follow the steps below to make these settings:
j Step 3 of [SET WORLD TIME] (l 31)
j Steps 2–3 of “Setting date and time”
1 Select the menu. (l 30)
2 Touch the date or time to be set, then set the desired value using /.
A Displaying the World Time setting (l 31):
[HOME]/ [DESTINATION]
≥ The year can be set between 2000 and 2039.
3 Touch [ENTER].
≥ Touch [EXIT] to complete the setting.
≥ The date and time function is driven by a built-in lithium battery.
≥ If the time display becomes [- -], the built-in lithium battery needs to be charged. To recharge the
built-in lithium battery, connect the AC adaptor or attach the battery to this unit. The battery is still
being recharged even if the unit is off. Leave the unit as it is for approx. 24 hours and the battery
will maintain the date and time for approx. 4 months.
Preparation
Setting date and time
: [SETUP] # [CLOCK SET] MENU- 22 –
∫ Basic camera positioning
1 Hold the unit with both hands.
2 Put your hand through the grip belt.
3 It is convenient to use the Recording button icon A when holding the unit at waist level.
≥ When recording, make sure your footing is stable and there is no danger of colliding with another
person or object.
≥ When you are outdoors, record pictures with the sunlight behind you. If the subject is backlit, it will
become dark in the recording.
≥ Keep your arms near your body and separate your legs for better balance.
≥ Do not cover the microphones with your hand etc.
∫ Basic motion picture recording
≥ The unit should normally be held steady when recording.
≥ If you move the unit when recording, do so slowly, maintaining a constant speed.
≥ The zoom operation is useful for recording subjects you cannot get close to, but overuse of zoom
in and zoom out can make the resulting motion picture less enjoyable to watch.
∫ Recording Yourself
Rotate the LCD monitor towards the lens side.
≥ The image is horizontally flipped as if you see a mirror image.
(However the image recorded is the same as a normal
recording.)
≥ Only some indications will appear on the screen. When
appears, return the direction of the LCD monitor to normal
position and check the warning/alarm indication. (l 214)
Basic
Before recording
 
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1 Open the LCD monitor, and set
this unit to Motion Picture
Recording Mode. (l 18)
2 Press the recording start/stop
button to start recording.
3 Press the recording start/stop
button again to pause recording.
≥ Recording can also be started/stopped by touching the recording button icon.
∫ Screen indications in the Motion Picture Recording Mode
≥ Screen display will disappear when no touch operation is performed for a specific period of time.
To display it again, touch the screen. (l 31)
≥ It will be constantly displayed when the remaining recordable time becomes less than 30 minutes.
≥ If the recording/playback button is pressed during motion picture recording, the recording
will stop and this unit will be switched to Playback Mode.
≥ To change the recording format, change the [REC FORMAT] or [REC MODE]. (l 76, 77)
≥ Still pictures can be recorded while recording the motion picture. (l 26)
≥ The images recorded between pressing the recording start/stop button to start recording and
pressing it again to pause recording become one scene.
Basic
Recording motion pictures
Recording mode
R1h20m
Approximate remaining recordable time
≥ When the remaining time is less than
1 minute, R 0h00m flashes red.
0h00m00s
Recording time elapsed
≥ “h” is an abbreviation for hour, “m” for
minute and “s” for second.
≥ Each time the unit is put into recording
pause, the counter display will be reset
to 0h00m00s.
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A When you begin recording, ; changes to ¥.
B Recording button icon
0h00m00s 0h00m00s 0h00m00s
R 1h20m R 1h20m R 1h20m- 24 –
≥ If the file size or recording time of a scene recorded with [REC FORMAT] set to [MP4/iFrame]
exceeds any of the values below, the scene will be divided automatically. (Recording will
continue.)
j When using an SD Memory Card/SDHC Memory Card: Approximately 4 GB or 30 minutes
Varies depending on the setting of [REC FORMAT] and [REC MODE].
≥ While recording is in progress, the recording will not stop even if the LCD monitor is closed.
≥ Please refer to page 228 for details about approximate recordable time.
≥ The maximum remaining recordable time that can be displayed for motion picture recording is
99 hours and 59 minutes. Any remaining recordable time exceeding 99 hours and 59 minutes will
be displayed as “R99h59m+”. This display remains unchanged until the remaining recordable
time drops to 99 hours and 59 minutes or less.
j When using an SDXC Memory Card:
Recording format Recording mode File size and recording time
[MP4/iFrame]
[1080/50M] Approx. 3 h
Other than [1080/50M] Approx. 4 GB or 30 min
≥ (Maximum recordable scenes of a single SD card)
Recording format [AVCHD] [MP4/iFrame]
Recordable scenes Approx. 3900 Approx. 89100
Different dates (l 89) Approx. 900 Approx. 900
≥ Maximum number of recordable scenes and maximum number of different dates will be less than
above table when there are both MP4/iFrame scenes and still pictures recorded on an SD card.- 25 –
1 Open the LCD monitor, and set this
unit to Still Picture Recording Mode.
(l 18)
2 Press the button halfway. (For
Auto Focus only)
Focus indication:
3 Press the button fully.
≥ If you set the Optical Image Stabilizer function (l 66) to ([MODE1]), then the Image
Stabilizer function will be more effective. ( (MEGA Optical Image Stabilizer) will be
displayed when the button is pressed halfway.)
≥ Using a tripod is recommended when recording still pictures in dark places because the shutter
speed becomes slow.
≥ You can also take a picture just by touching the subject to focus. (Touch Shutter: l 69)
≥ The still picture recording time may be long depending on the picture size.
≥ The focus indication and the focus area may not be displayed depending on the recording
conditions or the menu settings.
Basic
Recording still pictures
A Focus indication:
± (The white lamp flashes.): Focusing
¥ (The green lamp lights up.): When in focus
No mark: When focusing is unsuccessful.
B Focus area (area inside brackets)


MEGA- 26 –
∫ About the screen indications in Still Picture Recording Mode
∫ About the focusing area
When there is a contrasting object ahead or behind the subject in the focus area, the subject may
not be focused. If so, move the contrasting object out of the focus area.
Recording still pictures in Motion Picture Recording
Mode
¬ Set this unit to Motion Picture Recording Mode (l 18)
Press the button fully (press to the bottom) to take the picture.
≥ It is possible to record still pictures while recording motion pictures.
(Simultaneous recording)
≥ While still pictures are being recorded, turns red and the remaining number
of recordable pictures is displayed.
≥ No shutter sound is emitted when recording still pictures.
≥ Self-timer (l 72) does not work.
≥ While recording motion pictures or during the PRE-REC operation, image quality is different from
ordinary still pictures so that motion picture recording takes preference over still picture recording.
≥ If simultaneous recording is performed during motion picture recording, the remaining recordable
time will be shortened. If this unit is turned off or the recording/playback button is pressed, the
remaining recordable time may be lengthened.
≥ The still picture recording time may be long depending on the picture size.
≥ Maximum number of recordable pictures that can be displayed is 9999. If the number of
recordable pictures exceeds 9999, R 9999+ is displayed. The number will not change when the
picture is taken until the number of recordable pictures is 9999 or less.
≥ The recording time may be long depending on the recording condition.
Still picture operation indicator (l 211)
R3000
Remaining number of still pictures
≥ Flashes in red when [0] appears.
Size of still pictures (l 83)
MEGA Optical Image Stabilizer (l 25)
Optical Image Stabilizer (l 66)
R3000 R3000 R3000
MEGA
10M
≥ Screen display will disappear when
no touch operation is performed for a
specific period of time. To display it
again, touch the screen.
≥ It will be constantly displayed when
the remaining number of still pictures
that can be recorded becomes 200
or less.
10M
MEGA- 27 –
≥ Touch [Enter].
≥ If you touch , scenes recorded as Backup for Twin Camera will be displayed. The recording
mode icon ( ) will be displayed on the thumbnail screen, and each thumbnail will be
displayed with one of the following icons:
j AVCHD [PH] scenes recorded as Backup for Twin Camera:
j AVCHD [HA] scenes recorded as Backup for Twin Camera:
j AVCHD [HG] scenes recorded as Backup for Twin Camera:
j AVCHD [HE] scenes recorded as Backup for Twin Camera:
4 (When [AVCHD] or [MP4/iFrame] is touched)
Touch the desired recording format for playback.
≥ When [AVCHD] is selected
≥ When [MP4/iFrame] is selected
≥ The recording mode icon B is displayed in the thumbnail display when the item is touched.

Basic
Motion picture/Still picture playback
1 Set this unit to Playback Mode (l 18).
2 Touch the play mode select icon A (l 20).
≥ You can also set by touching , selecting [VIDEO SETUP]
or [PICT. SETUP] # [MEDIA, VIDEO/PICTURE]. (l 30)
3 Select the still picture C or the recording
format of the motion picture D you wish to
play back.
[ALL AVCHD]/[1080/60p]/[1080/60i]
[ALL MP4/iFrame]/[1080/60p]/[1080/30p]/[720/30p]/[360/30p]/[iFrame]
( , , , , (red), (red), (red), (red) and
)
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MENU

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≥ The following icons are displayed on thumbnails when [ALL AVCHD] or [1080/60i] is touched:
≥ The following icons are displayed on thumbnails when [ALL MP4/iFrame] is touched:
≥ is displayed on the thumbnails of MP4 [1080/50M] scenes when [1080/60p] in [MP4/iFrame]
is touched.
5 Touch the scene or the still picture to be played back.
≥ To display the next (previous) page:
j Slide the thumbnail display upward (downward) while touching it.
j Switch the Touch Menu, and then touch (up) / (down) on the thumbnail scroll
lever.
6 Select the playback operation by touching
the operation icon.
≥ Operation icons and screen display will disappear when
no touch operation is performed for a specific period of
time. To display them again, touch the screen.
* When touched two times, the fast rewind/fast forward speed increases. (The screen display
changes to / .)
j AVCHD [1080/60p] scene:
j AVCHD [PH] scene:
j AVCHD [HA] scene:
j AVCHD [HG] scene:
j AVCHD [HE] scene:
j MP4 [1080/60p] scene: (Blue) (Recording mode [1080/50M])
(Recording mode [1080/28M])
j MP4 [1080/30p] scene:
j MP4 [720/30p] scene:
j MP4 [360/30p] scene:
j iFrame scene:
0h01m30s 0h01m30s 0h01m30s
Operation icon
Motion picture playback Still picture playback
1/;: Playback/Pause
6: Fast rewind playback*
5: Fast forward playback*
∫: Stops the playback and shows the
thumbnails.
1/;: Slide show (playback of the still
pictures in numerical order) start/
pause.
2;: Plays back the previous picture.
;1: Plays back the next picture.
∫: Stops the playback and shows the
thumbnails.- 29 –
∫ Change the thumbnail display
While the thumbnail is displayed, the thumbnail display changes in the
following order if the zoom lever is operated to side or side.
20 scenes () 9 scenes () 1 scene () Highlight & Time Frame Index*
(l 87)
* Highlight & Time Frame Index can only set in Motion Picture Playback
Mode.
≥ If the recording/playback button is pressed, the thumbnail display will return to the one that
displays 9 scenes.
≥ By displaying in 1 scene or touching and holding the thumbnail in the 20 scenes or 9 scenes
display, recording date and time are displayed when playing back motion pictures, and recording
date and file number when playing back still pictures.
∫ Speaker volume adjustment
Operate the volume lever to adjust the speaker
volume during Motion Picture Playback Mode.
≥ Sound will be heard only during normal playback.
≥ If pause play is continued for approx. 5 minutes, the screen returns to the thumbnails.
≥ The elapsed time for playback indication will be reset to 0h00m00s each scene.
≥ When played back with [ALL AVCHD] or [ALL MP4/iFrame] selected, the screen may become
black momentarily at the time the scene switches.
Towards “r”: Increases the volume
Towards “s”: Decreases the volume
Motion picture compatibility
≥ This unit is based on AVCHD Progressive/AVCHD format/MPEG-4 AVC file format.
≥ Even if the devices used have compatible standards, when playback of motion pictures
recorded using another device is performed using this unit, or when motion pictures recorded
using this unit is played back in another device, playback may not proceed normally, or may
not be possible. (Please check compatibility in the operating instruction of your device.)
≥ Motion pictures recorded with other devices are not supported by this unit.
Still picture compatibility
≥ This unit is compliant with the unified standard DCF (Design rule for Camera File system)
established by JEITA (Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association).
≥ This unit may degrade or not play back still pictures recorded or created on other products
and other products may degrade or not play back still pictures recorded on this unit.
≥ Depending on the playback device, still pictures may be played back with picture sizes
different from the ones with which they were recorded.- 30 –
≥ Touch (left side)/ (right side) of on the Touch Menu to display . (l 20)
1 Touch .
2 Touch the top menu A.
3 Touch the submenu B.
≥ Next (previous) page is displayed by touching
/.
4 Touch the desired item to enter the
setting.
5 Touch [EXIT] to exit the menu
setting.
∫ About guide display
After touching , touching the submenus
and items will cause function descriptions and
settings confirmation messages to appear.
≥ After the messages have been displayed, the
guide display is canceled.
Basic
Using the menu screen
MENU
MENU
MENU- 31 –
Set the display method for the screen information display.
Please refer to page 21.
It is possible to display and record the time at the travel destination by selecting your home region
and the travel destination.
1 Select the menu.
≥ When the [HOME] (your home region) is not set, the message appears. Touch [ENTER] and
proceed to Step 3.
2 (Only when setting your home region)
Touch [HOME].
≥ Touch [ENTER].
3 (Only when setting your home region)
Touch / to select your home
region and touch [ENTER].
≥ Touch [DAYLIGHT SAVING] to set daylight
saving time. is displayed and the
summer time setting is turned on, the time
difference between the current time and GMT
will be set forward by 1 hour. Touch [DAYLIGHT
SAVING] again to return to the normal time
setting.
If you set [Link Clock to Daylight Saving] to
[ON], the current time will also be set forward
by 1 hour. (l 32)
Basic
Using the Setup Menu
[DISPLAY]
: [SETUP] # [DISPLAY] # desired setting
[5 SEC.]: Information is displayed on the screen for 5 seconds after starting the
Motion Picture Recording Mode or Still Picture Recording Mode, starting
to playback, or touching the screen.
[ON]: Constantly displayed.
[CLOCK SET]
[SET WORLD TIME]
: [SETUP] # [SET WORLD TIME]
MENU
MENU


A The current time
B The time difference from GMT
(Greenwich Mean Time)- 32 –
4 (Only when setting the region of your travel destination)
Touch [DESTINATION].
≥ Touch [ENTER].
≥ When the home region is set for the first time, the screen for selecting home/travel destination
appears after setting the home region successively. If the home region has already been set
once, execute the menu operation for Step 1.
5 (Only when setting the region of your travel
destination)
Touch / to select your travel
destination and touch [ENTER].
≥ Touch [DAYLIGHT SAVING] to set daylight
saving time. is displayed and the
summer time setting is turned on, the time
difference between the travel destination and
the home region will be set forward by 1 hour.
Touch [DAYLIGHT SAVING] again to return to
the normal time setting.
If you set [Link Clock to Daylight Saving] to
[ON], the time at the travel destination will also
be set forward by 1 hour.
≥ Close the setting by touching [EXIT]. appears and the time of the travel destination is
indicated.
To return the display to the home setting
Set the home region using Steps 1 to 3, and close the setting by touching [EXIT].
≥ If you cannot find your travel destination in the area shown on the screen, set it by using the time
difference from your home region.
If you set this function to [ON] and turn on the summer time setting in [SET WORLD TIME], the
following times will be set forward by 1 hour:
j When setting your home region: the current time
j When setting the region of your travel destination: the time at the travel destination
[Link Clock to Daylight Saving]
: [SETUP] # [Link Clock to Daylight Saving] # desired display
[ON]: The times are adjusted when the summer time setting is turned on.
[OFF]: The times are not adjusted when the summer time setting is turned on.


C The local time at the selected
travel destination
D The time difference between the
travel destination and the home
region
MENU- 33 –
It is possible to change the date and time display mode.
≥ The date and time are not displayed while the recording mode switching icon is displayed. (l 18)
≥ When the Touch Shutter is enabled, the recording mode switching icon is constantly displayed.
This causes the date and time to disappear from the screen.
It is possible to change the date format.
You can set the display method of the zoom button icons ( / ) and recording button icon
().
Please refer to page 68.
Please refer to page 114.
[DATE/TIME]
: [SETUP] # [DATE/TIME] # desired display
[DATE]/[D/T]/[OFF]
[DATE FORMAT]
: [SETUP] # [DATE FORMAT] # desired setting
[Y/M/D]/[M/D/Y]/[D/M/Y]
[ZOOM/REC DISPLAY]
: [SETUP] # [ZOOM/REC DISPLAY] # desired setting
[ON]: Constantly displayed.
[OFF]: Icons will disappear after approx. 5 seconds without any touch operation.
[O.I.S. LOCK DISPLAY]
[EXT. DISPLAY]
MENU
MENU
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MENU- 34 –
When about 5 minutes have passed without any operation, this unit automatically turns off to save
battery life.
≥ This unit will not automatically turn off even if [ECONOMY (BATT)] is set to [ON] in following
cases:
j Using the AC adaptor*
j Using the USB cable for PC etc.
j PRE-REC is used
j During slide show playback
j Using the Wi-Fi function
* When [ECONOMY (AC)] is activated, this unit automatically turns off.
When about 15 minutes have passed without any operation while connecting AC adaptor with this
unit, this unit automatically turns off.
≥ This unit will not automatically turn off even if [ECONOMY (AC)] is set to [ON] in following cases:
j Using the USB cable for PC etc.
j PRE-REC is used
j During slide show playback
j Using the Wi-Fi function
The unit is put into recording pause approx. 1 second when the unit is turned on.
≥ Depending on the recording conditions, start time may be longer than 1 second.
≥ In the Quick Power On Mode, the zoom magnification becomes approx. 1k.
[ECONOMY (BATT)]
: [SETUP] # [ECONOMY (BATT)] # [ON]
[ECONOMY (AC)]
: [SETUP] # [ECONOMY (AC)] # [ON]
[QUICK POWER ON]
: [SETUP] # [QUICK POWER ON] # [ON]
MENU
MENU
MENU- 35 –
Touch screen operation, starting and stopping of recording and unit on/off can be confirmed with this
sound.
When [OFF] is selected, the sound is not output at the start/end of recording, etc.
2 Beeps for 4 times
When an error occurs. Check the sentence displayed on the screen. (l 214)
≥ Refer to page 84 when changing the shutter sound setting.
You can change the operation icons (l 70) to display in the Touch Menu.
Register 3 favorite operation icons.

The default settings are, (Fade), (PRE-REC) and (Level Shot Function) for Motion
Picture Recording Mode, and (Self-timer), (Backlight Compensation) and (Tele
Macro) for Still Picture Recording Mode.

The default settings are, (Fade), (PRE-REC) and (Backlight Compensation) for
Motion Picture Recording Mode, and (Self-timer), (Backlight Compensation) and
(Tele Macro) for Still Picture Recording Mode.
1 Select the menu.
2 Touch the operation icon you would like to change to cancel the setting.
3 Touch the operation icon to be set.
≥ Name of the function is displayed by touching and holding on the operation icon.
≥ To cancel, touch the operation icon again.
4 Touch [ENTER].
[ALERT SOUND]
: [SETUP] # [ALERT SOUND] # desired setting
(Volume low)/ (Volume high)/[OFF]
[SELECT OPERATION ICONS]
: [SETUP] # [SELECT OPERATION ICONS]
MENU
W580
V380
MENU- 36 –
This makes it easier to view the LCD monitor in bright places including outdoors.
≥ These settings will not affect the images actually recorded.
≥ When the AC adaptor is in use, the LCD monitor is set to automatically.
≥ Recordable time with the battery is shortened when the LCD is made brighter.
It adjusts brightness and color density on the LCD monitor.
≥ These settings will not affect the images actually recorded.
1 Select the menu.
2 Touch / to adjust settings.
3 Touch [ENTER].
≥ Touch [EXIT] to exit the menu screen.
Please refer to page 114.
Please refer to page 115.
[POWER LCD]
: [SETUP] # [POWER LCD] # desired setting
(Makes brighter)/ (Normal)/ (Makes less bright)
[LCD SET]
: [SETUP] # [LCD SET] # desired setting
[BRIGHTNESS]: Brightness of the LCD monitor
[COLOR]: Color level of the LCD monitor
[HDMI RESOLUTION]
[VIERA Link]
MENU
+1 0
-1
+1
MENU- 37 –
Please refer to page 114.
Set to [YES] for changing the menu settings back to the default condition.
≥ If you restore the default settings, this unit will switch to the Motion Picture Recording Mode.
Set to [YES] for changing the Wi-Fi settings back to the default condition.
≥ Information on wireless access points, smartphones, and Wireless Sub Cameras registered to
this unit is also deleted.
The entered character is confirmed in approx. 1 second after character input, and the cursor is
moved to the right.
It makes the input easy without moving the cursor when characters on the same key are to be
entered again.
≥ Character input screen is displayed in following conditions:
j When setting [TITLE SETUP] for the Highlight Playback (l 95)
j When entering a name in the Baby Calendar (l 100)
j When you configure the Wi-Fi function (l 150, 162, 163, 172, 174)
[TV ASPECT]
[INITIAL SET]
: [SETUP] # [INITIAL SET]
≥ Settings for [CLOCK SET] and [LANGUAGE] will not be changed.
[Reset Wi-Fi Settings]
: [SETUP] # [Reset Wi-Fi Settings]
≥ The “LUMIX CLUB” Login ID and Wi-Fi Password are also deleted.
[Auto Cursor Position]
: [SETUP] # [Auto Cursor Position] # [ON]
MENU
MENU
MENU- 38 –
Set the file number of the MP4/iFrame and still picture recorded next to 0001.
≥ Folder number is updated and file number will start from 0001. (l 208)
≥ The file numbers of still pictures you record in Stop Motion Animation Assist Mode are not reset.
Please be aware that if a medium is formatted, then all the data recorded on the medium will be
erased and cannot be restored. Back up important data on a PC, DVD disc etc. (l 199)
≥ Do not turn this unit off or remove the SD card, while formatting. Do not expose the unit to
vibrations or shock.
[NUMBER RESET]
: [SETUP] # [NUMBER RESET]
≥ To reset the folder number, format the SD card, and then perform [NUMBER RESET].
[FORMAT MEDIA]
: [SETUP] # [FORMAT MEDIA] # desired media
[SD CARD]/[HDD]
*
* Displayed when connecting a USB HDD. (l 117)
≥ Media selection screen is not displayed when the USB HDD is not connected. Touch [YES].
≥ When formatting is complete, touch [EXIT] to exit the message screen.
≥ Perform a physical formatting of the SD card when the SD card is to be disposed/ transferred.
(l 225)
Use this unit to format media.
Do not format an SD card using any other equipment such as a PC. The card may not be
used on this unit.
MENU
MENU- 39 –
≥ The remaining recordable time in the currently set Recording Mode is displayed only in the
Motion Picture Recording Mode.
≥ Any remaining recordable time exceeding 99 hours and 59 minutes will be displayed as
“99h59m+”.
≥ Touch [EXIT] to close the indication.
The firmware version of this unit is displayed.
You can update the firmware version of this unit.
[MEDIA STATUS]
The used space and remaining recordable time of the SD card can be checked.
: [SETUP] # [MEDIA STATUS]
≥ The SD card requires some space to store information and manage system files, so the actual
usable space is slightly less than the indicated value. The usable SD card space is generally
calculated as 1 GB=1,000,000,000 bytes. The capacities of this unit, PCs and software are
expressed as 1 GB=1,024k1,024k1,024=1,073,741,824 bytes. Therefore, the indicated value of
the capacity appears to be smaller.
[Firmware Version Info]
: [SETUP] # [Firmware Version Info]
[Firmware Upgrade]
: [SETUP] # [Firmware Upgrade]
For the latest update information, check the support website below. (As of November
2015)
http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/e_cam
(This Site is English only)
MENU
MENU
MENU- 40 –
This item is used to start the unit demonstration.
≥ If [DEMO MODE] is switched to [ON] and you touch [EXIT] when there is no SD card inserted and
while this unit is connected to the AC adaptor, the demonstration automatically starts.
If any operation takes place, the demonstration is canceled. However if no operations take place
for approx. 10 minutes, the demonstration automatically starts again. To stop the demonstration,
set [DEMO MODE] to [OFF] or insert an SD card.

When Demo Mode is in operation, the lens cover does not close.
This item is used to start the Optical Image Stabilizer demo.
≥ Touch [O.I.S. DEMO], the demonstration automatically starts.
When you touch [EXIT], the demonstration will be canceled.
This item is displayed only when an Eye-Fi card is inserted.
Please refer to page 126.
This item is displayed only when an Eye-Fi card is inserted.
Please refer to page 127.
[DEMO MODE]
: [SETUP] # [DEMO MODE] # [ON]
[O.I.S. DEMO]
: [SETUP] # [O.I.S. DEMO]
[Eye-Fi TRANSFER]
[Eye-Fi DIRECT]
MENU
W580
MENU- 41 –
You can connect this unit and a PC with the USB cable and check software information (License) on
the PC.
1 Select the menu.
2 Connect this unit to a PC.
≥ A message will be displayed when the connection is complete. On the PC, check [LICENSE.TXT].
≥ When using the battery, the LCD monitor turns off after about 5 seconds. Touch the screen to turn
the LCD monitor on.
≥ Do not use any other USB cables except the supplied one. (Operation is not guaranteed with any
other USB cables.)
You can select the language on the screen display and the menu screen.
[SOFTWARE INFO]
: [SETUP] # [SOFTWARE INFO]
[Approved Regulations]
Display the authentication information for this unit.
: [SETUP] # [Approved Regulations]
≥ The contents in [Approved Regulations] cannot be displayed on external devices. Check them on
the LCD monitor of this unit.
MENU
MENU
[ONLINE MANUAL]
You can check how to access the website where you can download the owner’s manual (PDF
format).
: [SETUP] # [ONLINE MANUAL] # desired access method
[URL display]: Displays the URL of the website on the LCD monitor of this unit.
[USB connect]: Displays the website on a PC connected to this unit with the USB
cable.
[QR code]: Displays the QR code of the website on the LCD monitor of this unit.
[LANGUAGE]
: [SETUP] # [LANGUAGE] # desired language
MENU
MENU- 42 –
A Zoom bar
≥ Maximum zoom ratio for recording motion pictures can be set with [ZOOM MODE]. (l 76)
∫ About the zoom bar
The zoom bar is displayed during the zoom operation.
∫ About the zoom speed
≥ The zoom speed varies depending on the range over which the zoom lever is moved.
≥ The zoom operation using the zoom button icons will be performed at a constant speed
respectively.
Zoom ratio during the Still Picture Recording Mode
The zoom ratio can be expanded up to 100k without degrading the picture quality for the Still
Picture Recording Mode. (Extra Optical Zoom)
≥ Maximum zoom ratio in Still Picture Recording Mode varies depending on the setting of
[PICTURE SIZE]. (l 83)
≥ If you take your finger off the zoom lever during zoom operation, the operation sound may be
recorded. When returning the zoom lever to the original position, move it quietly.
≥ When the zoom magnification is at its maximum, the subjects are focused at about 2.2 m
(7.2 feet) or more.
≥ When the zoom magnification is 1k, this unit can focus on a subject approx. 2 cm (0.8 q) away
from the lens.
Advanced (Recording)
Using the zoom
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