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Model No. DMC-FZ30GN
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Before Use Before Use Dear Customer, • Please note that the actual controls and We would like to take this opportunity to components, menu items, etc. of your thank you for purchasing this Panasonic Digital Camera may look somewhat Digital Camera. Please read these different from those shown in the Operating Instructions carefully and keep illustrations in these Operating them handy for future reference. Instructions. SD Logo is a trademark. Other names, company names, and Information
Before Use -If you see this symbol- ∫ About the LCD monitor/Viewfinder Do not press the LCD monitor strongly. Information on Disposal in other It may cause uneven colors on the LCD Countries outside the European monitor or a malfunction of the LCD Union monitor. This symbol is only valid in the European In a place with drastic temperature Union. changes, condensation may form on the If you wish to discard this product, please LCD monitor. Wipe it with a soft, dry cloth. contact you
Before Use ∫ About the Lens ∫ If you will not be using the camera for Do not direct the lens to the sun or strong a long time light sources. It may cause not only a Store the battery in a cool and dry place malfunction of the camera but irreversible with a relatively stable temperature. damage to your eye. (Recommended temperature: 15 oC to Do not press the lens strongly. 25 oC, Recommended humidity: 40% to Leaving the camera with the lens facing 60%) the sun may cause a malfunction.
Before Use About These Operating Instructions ∫ About indications in these operating instructions SCN1 SCN2 Modes indicated here allow you to use the functions or settings described on this page. Set the Mode dial to any of the modes to use the functions or settings. Convenient or helpful information for use of the camera is described. ∫ About illustrations in these operating instructions Please note that the appearance of the product, the illustration or the menu screen are a little different
Contents Taking Pictures using Auto Bracket........ 54 Before Use Optical Image Stabilizer..........................55 Taking Pictures using Burst Mode .......... 56 Information for Your Safety....................... 2 About These Operating Instructions .........5 Playback (basic) Preparation Playing Back Pictures ............................. 58 Multi Playback (9 screens, Standard Accessories............................... 8 16 screens, and 25 screens)............... 59 Names of the Components
Audio Recording [AUDIO REC.] ....... 84 Metering Mode Connecting to a PC or Printer [METERING MODE].........................84 Before Connecting to the PC or AF Mode [AF MODE]........................ 85 the Printer [USB MODE]....................114 Continuous AF [CONT.AF] ............... 87 Connecting to a PC...............................115 AF Assist Lamp Connecting to a PictBridge-compliant [AF ASSIST LAMP] .......................... 87 Printer....................................
Preparation Preparation Standard Accessories Before using your camera, check the contents. 1 SD Memory Card (32 MB) 12 (In the text, it is called the “Card”) 2Battery Pack (In the text, it is called the “Battery”) 3 Battery Charger (In the text, it is indicated as “Charger”) RP-SD032B CGR-S006E (This can be used with multiple product.) 3 4 4AC Cable 5 USB Connection Cable 6AV Cable 7CD-ROM 8Strap DE-994A K2CJ2DA00008 9 Lens Cap 56 10 Lens hood K1HA08CD0007 K1HA08CD0008 78 VFC4124 9 VYK1P30 10 V
Preparation Names of the Components 1 Lens (P4) 12 3 4 2 Front dial (P43, 59, 60, 63, 64) 3 Self-timer Indicator (P52) AF Assist Lamp (P87) 4 Flash (P48) 5 Diopter Adjustment Dial (P28) 567 8 9 10 11 6 Viewfinder (P24, 124) 7 [DISPLAY] Button (P24) 8 [EVF/LCD] Button (P24) 9 [AE LOCK] Button (P39) 10 Speaker (P97) 11 Rear dial (P38, 58, 63, 64) 12 LCD Monitor (P24, 25, 124) 13 [MENU] Button (P20) 14 Delete Button (P61) 12 13 14 15 16 15 Cursor Buttons 2/Self-timer Button (P52) 4/[REV] Button (P4
E S O L C M S A Preparation 18 Zoom ring (P32) 18 19 20 19 Focus ring (P45) 20 Shutter Button (P36) 21 Strap Eyelet (P16) 22 Microphone (P67, 84) 23 Hot Shoe (P94) 24 Mode Dial (P35) 25 Camera ON/OFF Switch (P20) 26 Power Indicator (P36) 27 Single or Burst Mode Button (P56) 28 Optical Image Stabilizer Button (P55) P P 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 [FOCUS] Button (P46,75, 86) 29 30 31 30 Focus Switch (P41, 44, 45) (AF/AF MACRO/MF) 31 Flash Open Lever (P48) 32 [REMOTE] Socket (P122) 32 33 [AV OUT/DI
Preparation Charging the Battery with the Charger When the camera is shipped, the battery is 3 Detach the battery after charging not charged. Charge the battery before is completed. use. 1 Attach the battery to the charger. After charging is completed, be sure to disconnect the AC cable from the electrical outlet. The battery becomes warm after use/ 2 Connect the AC cable. charge or during charge. The camera also becomes warm during use. However, it is not a malfunction. The battery
Preparation About the Battery (Charging/number of recordable pictures) ∫ Battery indication Number of Approx. 300 pictures The remaining battery power appears on recordable pictures (Approx. 150 min) the screen. Playback time when using the LCD monitor Playback time Approx. 300 min The battery indication turns red and The number of recordable pictures and blinks. playback time will vary depending on the Recharge the battery or replace it with operating conditions and storing conditio
N N N E E E P P P O O O Preparation Inserting/Removing the Battery Check that the camera is turned off. 3 1 Close the battery door. Close the flash. 2 Slide the release lever as far as 1 Slide the release lever in the it will go in the direction of the direction of the arrow to open the arrow to close the battery door battery door A. firmly. Please be sure to use genuine Panasonic batteries (CGR-S006E). If you will not be using the camera for a 2 Insert: long time, remove the batt
Preparation Inserting/Removing the Card Check that the camera is turned off. The card may be damaged if it is not Close the flash. fully inserted. 1 Slide the card door to open it. 3 1 Close the card door. 2 Slide the card door to the end to close it firmly. The card and the data may be damaged if it is inserted or removed while the camera is on. If the card door cannot be completely We recommend using Panasonic’s closed, remove the card and insert it SD Memory Card. again. 2
Preparation About the Card ∫ Access to the card switch is unlocked, these functions When pictures are being recorded onto the become available.) card, the card access indication A lights red. SD Memory Card 5 On this unit, you can use SD Memory Cards of the following capacity (from 8 MB When the card access indication lights, to 2 GB). pictures are being read or deleted or the card is cleaned up (P111) or formatted 8 MB, 16 MB, 32 MB, 64 MB, 128 MB, (P112). do not: 256 MB, 512 MB, 1 GB,
Preparation Removing the Lens Cap/Attaching the Strap ∫ Remove the lens cap ∫ Attaching the strap (supplied) 1 Pinch the lens cap and remove it. 1 Pass the strap through the hole at the Strap Eyelet. 2 Pass the strap through the stopper and fasten the strap. When you turn the camera off, carry the camera or play back the pictures, attach the lens cap to protect the surface of the lens. Detach the lens cap before taking pictures. Be careful not to lose the lens cap. A: Pull the strap
Preparation Attaching/Removing the Lens Hood In bright sunlight or backlight, the lens hood ∫ Temporarily storing the lens hood will minimise lens flare and ghosting. (Temporary storage) The lens hood cuts out excess light and 1 1 Place the camera upside down. improves the picture quality. 2 Remove the lens hood and turn Check that the camera is turned off. it around, aligning lens hood Close the flash. mark A with lens hood ∫ When attaching the lens hood positioning groove B on the 1
Preparation 2 Attach the lens cap. If you use a flash when the lens hood is attached, the light from the flash is blocked by the lens hood. The bottom of the screen becomes dark (vignetting) and you cannot adjust the flash setting. We recommend removing the lens hood before taking pictures with a flash. When using the AF assist lamp in the dark, detach the lens hood. Ensure that the lens cap is firmly For details on how to attach the MC attached. protector and the ND filter, ref
Preparation Setting Date/Time (Clock Set) ∫ Initial setting 2 Select [D/M/Y], [M/D/Y] or [Y/M/D]. The clock is not set when the camera is shipped. When you turn the camera on, the CLOCK SET following screen appears. 10:00111.DEC.2005 The screen disappears after about D/M/Y 5 seconds. Turn the camera on again. SELECT SET EXIT MENU PLEASE SET THE CLOCK CLOCK SET MENU Close the menu by pressing the [MENU] button 2 times after finishing the setting. When pressing the [MENU] button, the
Preparation About the Setup Menu Set the items if necessary. (Refer to P21 4 Select the desired item. to 23 for each menu item.) 1 1 Turn the camera on. SETUP / 4 MONITOR OFF ON AUTO REVIEW PLAY ON LCD POWER SAVE MF ASSIST MENU SELECT SET EXIT 5 Select the desired value. The menu items depend on the mode 1 SETUP / 4 selected with the mode dial (P35). In this page, the setup menu MONITOR [MONITOR] settings in programme AUTO REVIEW AE mode [ ] are shown as an PLAY ON LCD example. POWER SAV
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