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Model No. DMC-FS42
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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 ﬁ ll in the information in the box 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. Model No. Serial No. A lithium ion battery that is recyclable pow
• Microsoft product screen shot(s) reprinted with permission from Microsoft Corporation. • Other names, company names, and product names printed in these instructions are trademarks or registered trademarks of the companies concerned. 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
About the battery pack CAUTION Battery pack (Lithium ion battery pack) • Use the speciﬁ ed unit to recharge the battery pack. • Do not use the battery pack with equipment other than the speciﬁ ed unit. • Do not get dirt, sand, liquids, or other foreign matter on the terminals. • Do not touch the plug terminals (4 and 3) with metal objects. • Do not disassemble, remodel, heat or throw into ﬁ re. If any electrolyte should come into contact with your hands or clothes, wash it off thoroughly with
– If you see this symbol – Information on Disposal in other Countries outside the European Union This symbol is only valid in the European Union. If you wish to discard this product, please contact your local authorities or dealer and ask for the correct method of disposal. Cautions for Use • Do not use any other cables except a genuine Panasonic AV cable (DMW-AVC1: optional). • Do not use any other USB connection cables except the supplied one. • Always use a genuine Panasonic AC adaptor (DM
About Condensation (When the lens is fogged up) • Condensation occurs when the ambient temperature or humidity changes. Be careful of condensation since it causes lens stains, fungus and camera malfunction. • If condensation occurs, turn the camera off and leave it for about 2 hours. The fog will disappear naturally when the temperature of the camera becomes close to the ambient temperature. About cards that can be used in this unit You can use an SD Memory Card, an SDHC Memory Card and a M
Contents Information for Your Safety .................................................................................................. 2 Standard Accessories......................................................................................................... 8 Names of the Components ................................................................................................. 9 Charging the Battery .........................................................................................
Standard Accessories Before using your camera, check the contents. 1 Battery Pack (Indicated as battery in the text) Charge the battery before use. 2 Battery Charger (Indicated as charger in the text) 1 DMW-BCF10PP 3 USB Connection Cable 4 CD-ROM • Software: Use it to install the software to your PC. • Operating Instructions 5 Hand Strap 2 DE-A59B 6 Battery Case • SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card and MultiMediaCard (only for DMC-FS4) are indicated as card in the text. • Card is optional. 3
Names of the Components 1 Zoom lever 2 3 4 5 6 1 2 Shutter button 3 Camera ON/OFF switch 4 Microphone 5 Speaker 6 Self-timer indicator AF assist lamp 7 7 Flash 8 Lens part 9 Lens barrel 8 9 10 LCD monitor 10 11 Recording/playback switch 11 12 Cursor buttons 12 A: e /Exposure compensation 17 B: r /Macro button C: w /Self-timer button D: q /Flash mode button 18 AV OUT DIGITAL 13 14 16 15 In these operating instructions, operations using the cursor buttons are described as follows. p e.g.: When
Charging the Battery About batteries that you can use with this unit The battery that can be used with this unit is DMW-BCF10PP. 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 ﬁ re or explosion. Ple
Note • After charging is completed, be sure to disconnect the power supply device from the electrical outlet. • The battery becomes warm after using it, and while and after charging. The camera also becomes warm during use. This is not a malfunction. • The battery will be exhausted if left for a long period of time after being charged. • The battery can be recharged even when it still has some charge left, but it is not recommended that the battery charge be frequently topped up while the b
Note • The battery may swell and its operating time may become shorter as the number of times it is charged increases. For long term battery use, we recommend you do not frequently charge the battery before it is exhausted. • The performance of the battery may temporarily deteriorate and the operating time may become shorter in low temperature conditions (e.g. skiing/snowboarding). (Optional) Inserting/Removing the Battery/Card • Check that the camera is turned off. • We recommend using a
(Clock Set) Setting Date/Time • The clock is not set when the camera is shipped. Turn the camera on. 1 OFF ON • When you turn the camera on, [PLEASE SET THE CLOCK] message appears. (It does not appear in Playback Mode.) [MENU/SET] button A Cursor buttons B A B Press [MENU/SET]. 2 Press w/q to select the items (year, month, day, hour, minute, display 3 sequence or time display format), and press e/r to set. Cq C Time at the home area Dw D Time at the travel destination 4: Cancel without
MODE MODE About the Mode and Menu Operation Mode switching Slide the recording/playback switch A to 1 1 (right) or 5 (left). 1 : Recording Mode 5 : Playback Mode Press [MODE] to display the mode 2 selection screen. (Example: Normal Picture Mode) Press / to select a mode and press er 3 [MENU/SET] to close the menu. List of Recording Modes ; Auto Scene Mode Taking pictures easily. 1 Normal Picture Mode Taking pictures in the desired setting. 5 Scene Mode Taking pictures according to t
About the menu operation The camera comes with menus that allow you to set the settings for taking pictures and playing them back just as you like. In particular, the [SETUP] menu contains some important settings relating to the camera’s clock and power. Check the settings of this menu before proceeding to use the camera. In Recording Mode In Playback Mode 1 [REC] menu 9 [PLAYBACK] menu This menu lets you set the coloring, sensitivity, This menu lets you make the protection or or number of
Switching to the [SETUP] menu 1 When the camera shows the menu screen after step on “How to use the menu”: Press to move the menu icon. 1 w Press to select the [SETUP] menu icon [ ]. 2 r e 3 Press q to move to the menu item list. 2 Proceed to step on “How to use the menu”. 16 VQT2B45 (ENG)
MODE ; Recording Mode: Taking Pictures Using the Automatic Function (Auto Scene Mode) The camera automatically sets the appropriate settings according to the subject and recording condition. This mode is recommended for beginners to take pictures easily. • The following functions are activated automatically. – Scene detection/Face detection/Motion detection/Backlight Compensation A Shutter button B Recording/playback switch 1 Slide the recording/playback switch to [ ] and 1 press [MODE].
Scene detection When the camera identiﬁ es 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. ; 3 [i-PORTRAIT] [i-SCENERY] 4 2 [i-MACRO] q 5 [i-NIGHT PORTRAIT] • Only when [ ] is selected o 1 [i-NIGHT SCENERY] • Only when [ ] is selected ; • [ ] is set if none of the scenes are applicable, and the standard settings are set. Face detection When  or  is selected, the camera automatically detects a perso
MODE 1 Recording Mode: Taking Pictures with Your Favorite Settings (Normal Picture Mode) This mode allows you to take pictures freely as more options are available than Auto ; Scene Mode [ ]. 1 Slide the recording/playback switch to [ ] 1 and press [MODE]. A Recording/playback switch Press e/r to select [NORMAL PICTURE] 2 and press [MENU/SET]. Aim the AF area to the point you want to 3 focus on. Press the shutter button B halfway to focus. 4 • The focus indication (green) lights when t
Playback Mode: 9 (Normal Playback Mode) Playing Back Pictures Slide the recording/playback switch A to [ ]. 5 1 • Normal playback is set automatically in the following cases: A – When the mode was switched to the Playback Mode. – When the camera was turned on while the recording/ playback switch was at [ ]. 5 Press / to select the picture. wq 2 w: Play back the previous picture q: Play back the next picture • Speed of picture forwarding/rewinding changes depending on the playback status. B
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