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DMC-F3Basic-VQTXXXX_eng.book 1 ページ ２０１０年１月７日 木曜日 午後８時１６分
Basic Operating Instructions
Model No. DMC-F3
Before connecting, operating or adjusting this product,
please read the instructions completely.
Please also refer to Operating
Instructions (PDF format)
recorded on the CD-ROM
containing the Operating Instructions
You can learn about advanced operation methods
and check the Troubleshooting.
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DMC-F3Basic-VQTXXXX_eng.book 2 ページ ２００９年１２月１６日 水曜日 午後４時４分 Dear Customer, Thank you for choosing Panasonic! You have purchased one of the most sophisticated and reliable products on the market today. Used properly, we’re sure it will bring you and your family years of enjoyment. Please take time to fill in the information on the below. The serial number is on the tag located on the underside of your Camera. Be sure to retain this manual as your convenient Camera information source. Please
DMC-F3Basic-VQTXXXX_eng.book 3 ページ ２００９年１２月１６日 水曜日 午後４時４分 Information for Your Safety WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE, ELECTRIC SHOCK OR PRODUCT DAMAGE, � DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPARATUS TO RAIN, MOISTURE, DRIPPING OR SPLASHING AND THAT NO OBJECTS FILLED WITH LIQUIDS, SUCH AS VASES, SHALL BE PLACED ON THE APPARATUS. � USE ONLY THE RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES. � DO NOT REMOVE THE COVER (OR BACK); THERE ARE NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL. THE S
DMC-F3Basic-VQTXXXX_eng.book 4 ページ ２００９年１２月１７日 木曜日 午後３時４分 FCC Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference t
DMC-F3Basic-VQTXXXX_eng.book 5 ページ ２００９年１２月１６日 水曜日 午後４時４分 ∫ About the battery pack CAUTION Battery pack (Lithium ion battery pack) � Use the specified unit to recharge the battery pack. � Do not use the battery pack with equipment other than the specified unit. � Do not get dirt, sand, liquids, or other foreign matter on the terminals. � Do not touch the plug terminals (i and j) with metal objects. � Do not disassemble, remodel, heat or throw into fire. If any electrolyte should come into cont
DMC-F3Basic-VQTXXXX_eng.book 6 ページ ２００９年１２月１６日 水曜日 午後４時４分 Battery charger This battery charger operates on AC between 110 V and 240 V. But � In the U.S.A. and Canada, the battery charger must be connected to a 120 V AC power supply only. � When connecting to an AC supply outside of the U.S.A. or Canada, use a plug adaptor to suit the AC outlet configuration. ∫ Cautions for Use � Always use a genuine Panasonic AC adaptor (DMW-AC5PP; optional). � Do not use any other AV cables except the suppl
DMC-F3Basic-VQTXXXX_eng.book 7 ページ ２００９年１２月１７日 木曜日 午後３時４分 Contents Information for Your Safety ........................................................................... 3 Standard Accessories ................................................................................... 8 Names of the Components ........................................................................... 9 Charging the Battery ................................................................................... 11 About th
DMC-F3Basic-VQTXXXX_eng.book 8 ページ ２０１０年１月７日 木曜日 午後２時４６分 Standard Accessories Check that all the accessories are included before using the camera. Product numbers correct as of January 2010. These may be subject to change. 1 Battery Pack 12 (Indicated as battery pack or battery in the text) Charge the battery before use. 2 Battery Charger CGA-S/106B DE-A59B (Indicated as battery charger or charger in the text) 3 4 3 USB Connection Cable 4AV Cable 5 CD-ROM • Software: Use it to install the so
DMC-F3Basic-VQTXXXX_eng.book 9 ページ ２０１０年１月８日 金曜日 午後７時２７分 Names of the Components 1Flash 12 3 2Lens 3 Self-timer indicator AF assist lamp 4 Microphone 4 5 LCD monitor 5 9 1011 6 [MENU/SET] button 7 [DISPLAY] button 8 [Q.MENU]/Delete button 9 [MODE] button 10 [REC]/[PLAYBACK] selector switch 68 7 11 Cursor buttons A: 3/Exposure compensation B: 4/Macro Mode C: 2/Self-timer button D: 1/Flash setting button In these operating instructions, the cursor buttons are described as shown in the figure be
DMC-F3Basic-VQTXXXX_eng.book 10 ページ ２００９年１２月１６日 水曜日 午後４時４分 12 Camera ON/OFF switch 12 13 13 Zoom lever 14 Shutter button 14 15 Hand strap eyelet 15 • Be sure to attach the hand strap when 16 using the camera to ensure that you will not drop it. 16 Lens barrel 17 17 [AV OUT/DIGITAL] socket 18 Speaker 18 19 20 19 Tripod receptacle • When you use a tripod, make sure the tripod is stable when the camera is attached to it. 20 Card/Battery door 22 21 21 Release lever 22 DC coupler cover • When u
DMC-F3Basic-VQTXXXX_eng.book 11 ページ ２００９年１２月１７日 木曜日 午後３時４分 Charging the Battery ∫ About batteries that you can use with this unit Supplied battery or dedicated optional batteries (DMW-BCF10PP) can be used with this unit. 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
DMC-F3Basic-VQTXXXX_eng.book 12 ページ ２０１０年１月７日 木曜日 午後２時４６分 Connect the charger to the electrical outlet. • Charging starts when the [CHARGE] 90 indicator A lights green. • Charging is properly complete when the [CHARGE] indicator A turns off. Detach the battery after charging is completed. ∫ Charging time Supplied battery Optional battery Charging time Approx. 100 min Approx. 130 min ∫ Approximate operating time and number of recordable pictures Supplied battery Optional battery Capacity of
DMC-F3Basic-VQTXXXX_eng.book 13 ページ ２０１０年１月１２日 火曜日 午前１０時２８分 About the Built-in Memory/the Card Built-in Memory • Memory size: Approx. 40 MB • The built-in memory can be used as a temporary storage device when the card being used becomes full. • The access time for the built-in memory may be longer than the access time for a card. Card The following cards which conform to the SD video standard can be used with this unit. (These cards are indicated as card in the text.) Type of card which can
DMC-F3Basic-VQTXXXX_eng.book 14 ページ ２０１０年１月１２日 火曜日 午後８時２１分 Inserting and Removing the Card (optional)/the Battery • Check that this unit is turned off. • We recommend using a Panasonic card. Slide the release lever in the direction of the arrow and open the card/battery door. • Always use genuine Panasonic batteries (CGA-S/106B; supplied or DMW-BCF10PP; optional). • If you use other batteries, we cannot guarantee the quality of this product. Battery: Insert until it is locked by the lev
DMC-F3Basic-VQTXXXX_eng.book 15 ページ ２０１０年１月９日 土曜日 午後２時２分 Setting Date/Time (Clock Set) • The clock is not set when the camera is shipped. OFF ON Turn the camera on. A [MENU/SET] button B Cursor buttons Press [MENU/SET]. Press 2/1 to select the items (year, month, day, hour, minute, display sequence or time display format), and press 3/4 to set. ‚: Cancel without setting the clock. Press [MENU/SET] to set. Press [MENU/SET]. • Press [‚ ] to return to the settings screen. Changing the clock se
DMC-F3Basic-VQTXXXX_eng.book 16 ページ ２０１０年１月９日 土曜日 午後２時２分 Setting the Menu This section describes how to select the Normal Picture Mode settings, and the same setting can be used for the [PLAYBACK] menu and [SETUP] menu as well. Example: Setting [AF MODE] from [Ø] to [š] in the Normal Picture Mode Press [MENU/SET] to display the menu. Press 3/4 to select [AF MODE], and then press 1. • Depending on the item, its setting may not appear or it may be displayed in a different way. Press 3/4 to se
DMC-F3Basic-VQTXXXX_eng.book 17 ページ ２０１０年１月９日 土曜日 午後２時２分 Selecting the [REC] Mode Turn the camera on. OFF ON A [MENU/SET] button B [REC]/[PLAYBACK] selector switch C [MODE] button Slide the [REC]/[PLAYBACK] selector switch to [!]. Press [MODE]. Press 3/4 to select the mode. Press [MENU/SET]. ∫ List of [REC] Modes Auto Scene Mode The subjects are recorded using settings automatically selected by the camera. ! Normal Picture Mode The subjects are recorded using your own settings. Û Scene Mode
DMC-F3Basic-VQTXXXX_eng.book 18 ページ ２０１０年１月８日 金曜日 午後７時２７分 [REC] Mode: Taking pictures using the automatic function ( : Auto Scene Mode) The camera will set the most appropriate settings to match the subject and the recording conditions so we recommend this mode for beginners or those who want to leave the settings to the camera and take pictures easily. Slide the [REC]/[PLAYBACK] selector switch to [!], and then press [MODE]. Press 3/4 to select [AUTO SCENE MODE], and then press [MENU
DMC-F3Basic-VQTXXXX_eng.book 19 ページ ２０１０年１月７日 木曜日 午後２時４６分 Scene detection When the camera identifies the optimum scene, the icon of the scene concerned is displayed in blue for 2 seconds, after which its color changes to the usual red. > [i-PORTRAIT] [i-SCENERY] [i-MACRO] [i-NIGHT PORTRAIT] • Only when [ ] is selected [i-NIGHT SCENERY] • [ ] is set if none of the scenes are applicable, and the standard settings are set. • When [ ] or [ ] is selected, the camera automatically detects a person
DMC-F3Basic-VQTXXXX_eng.book 20 ページ ２０１０年１月１２日 火曜日 午後２時３９分 [REC] Mode: n Motion Picture Mode Slide the [REC]/[PLAYBACK] selector switch to [!], and then press [MODE]. Press 3/4 to select [MOTION PICTURE], and then press [MENU/SET]. A B Press the shutter button halfway to focus and then press it fully to start recording. A Audio recording • The available recording time B is displayed on the top right and the elapsed recording time C is displayed on the bottom right of C the screen. • Aft
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