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Before Use Before Use Dear Customer, Information for Your Thank you for choosing Panasonic! You have purchased one of the most Safety 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 WARNING: information on the below. TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE, The serial number is on the tag located on ELECTRIC SHOCK OR PRODUCT the underside of your Camera. Be sure to DAMAGE, retain
Before Use • Please note that the actual controls and THE FOLLOWING APPLIES ONLY IN components, menu items, etc. of your THE U.S.A. Digital Camera may look somewhat FCC Note: different from those shown in the This equipment has been tested and illustrations in these Operating found to comply with the limits for a Class Instructions. B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the • SDHC Logo is a trademark. FCC Rules. These limits are designed to • Leica is a registered trademark of Leica
Before Use -If you see this symbol- Declaration of Conformity Trade Name: Panasonic Information on Disposal in other Countries outside the European Model No.: DMC-FZ18 Union Responsible party: Panasonic This symbol is only valid in the European Corporation of Union. North America If you wish to discard this product, please One Panasonic Way, contact your local authorities or dealer Secaucus, NJ 07094 and ask for the correct method of Support Contact: Panasonic disposal. Consumer Elect
Before Use About the battery charger About Condensation (When the lens or the Viewfinder is fogged up) CAUTION! • Condensation occurs when the ambient DO NOT INSTALL OR PLACE THIS temperature or humidity changes. Be UNIT IN A BOOKCASE, BUILT-IN careful of condensation since it causes CABINET OR IN ANOTHER CONFINED lens stains, fungus and camera SPACE. ENSURE THE UNIT IS WELL malfunction. VENTILATED. TO PREVENT RISK OF • If condensation occurs, turn the camera ELECTRIC SHOCK OR FIR
Contents Advanced (Recording pictures) About the LCD Monitor/Viewfinder ......... 36 Before Use • Changing the information Information for Your Safety....................... 2 displayed .......................................... 36 • Brightening the LCD Monitor ............ 39 Preparation Taking Pictures using the Built-in Flash....................................................... 40 Standard Accessories............................... 8 Taking Pictures with the Self-timer ......... 44 Names
Recording which Day of the Vacation • [ASPECT CONV.]...........................108 You Take the Picture .............................. 67 • [COPY]............................................109 Displaying the Time at the Travel • [FORMAT].......................................110 Destination (World Time) ........................ 69 Connecting to other equipment Using the [REC] Mode Menu .................. 71 • [W.BALANCE]...................................72 Connecting to a PC...................
Preparation Preparation 6 Shoulder Strap Standard Accessories 7 Lens Cap/Lens Cap String 8 Lens Hood Check that all the accessories are included : Silver before using the camera. :Black 9 Hood Adaptor 12 • SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card and MultiMediaCard are indicated as card in the text. • The card is optional. You can record or play back pictures CGR-S006A DE-A43B on the built-in memory when you are not using a card. 34 • For information about optional accessories, refer to the “Dig
Preparation In these operating instructions, 56 7 8 910 11 operations using the cursor button are described with illustrations below. e.g.: When you press the button 12 13 14 15 16 16 [MENU/SET] button (P17) 5 Flash open button (P40) 6 Diopter adjustment dial (P37) 17 1819 7 Viewfinder (P36, 118) 8 Speaker (P91) 9 [EVF/LCD] button (P36) 10 [AF/AE LOCK] button (P83) 11 Joystick (P27, 33, 50, 51) In these operating instructions, the operations using the joystick are described as illustrated
Preparation 26 [DC IN] socket (P111, 113) 3 Attach the lens cap. • Always use a genuine Panasonic AC adaptor (DMW-AC7PP; optional). • This camera cannot charge the battery even though the AC adaptor (DMW-AC7PP; optional) is connected to it. 27 Terminal door 28 Lens barrel (P118) • 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. 29 30 • Detach the lens cap before turning on the camera in the recording mode.
Preparation • Attach the strap to the other side of the camera being careful not to twist it. • Check that the strap is firmly attached to the camera. • Attach the strap so that the “LUMIX” LOGO is on the outside. • We recommend attaching the strap when using the camera to prevent it from dropping. • Make sure the screw is loose and then attach the lens hood. Attaching the Lens 3 Tighten the screw. Hood In bright sunlight or backlight, the lens hood will minimize lens flare and ghosting.
CUSTOM CUSTOM Preparation 2 Insert the battery and the card. (P15) • You cannot attach the lens hood the opposite way. • When taking pictures with flash with the lens hood attached, the lower portion of the photo may turn dark (vignetting effect) and the control of the flash may be disabled because the photo flash may be obscured by the lens hood. We recommend detaching the lens hood. • When using the AF assist lamp in the dark, detach the lens hood. • For details on how to attach the M
Preparation Charging the Battery • After charging is completed, be sure to with the Charger disconnect the power supply device from the electrical outlet. The battery is not charged when the • The battery becomes warm after using it camera is shipped. Charge the battery and during and after charging. The before use. camera also becomes warm during use. This is not a malfunction. 1 Insert the battery terminals and • The battery will be exhausted if left for a attach the battery to the c
Preparation • Starting recording 30 seconds after the Charging camera is turned on. (When the optical Charging Approx. 120 min image stabilizer function is set to time [MODE1].) • Recording once every 30 seconds with Charging time and number of recordable full flash every second recording. pictures with the optional battery pack • Rotating the zoom lever from Tele to Wide (CGR-S006A) are the same as above. or vice versa in every recording. • The [CHARGE] indicator lights when • Turning
Preparation • Do not touch the connection terminals Inserting and of the card. • The card may be damaged if it is not Removing the Card fully inserted. (optional)/the Battery 3: Close the card/battery door. • Check that this unit is turned off. : • Close the flash. Slide the card/battery door to the • Prepare a card. (optional) • You can record or play back pictures end and then close it firmly. on the built-in memory when you are not using a card. 1 Slide the card/battery door to open
Preparation switch is slid to the other side, these About the Built-in functions become available.) Memory/the Card (optional) 2 The built-in memory can be used as a • This unit (SDHC compatible equipment) is temporary storage device when the card compatible with SD Memory Cards based being used becomes full. on SD Memory Card Specifications and You can copy the recorded pictures to a formatted in FAT12 system and FAT16 card. (P109) system. It is also compatible with SDHC Memory Cards
Preparation Setting Date/Time 3 Press [MENU/SET] to set. • Turn the camera off after setting the (Clock Set) clock. Then set the mode dial to a recording mode to turn the camera on and check whether or not the clock setting is correct. Initial setting The clock is not set so the following screen Changing the clock setting appears when you turn the camera on. Press [MENU/SET]. OFF ON Press / to select [CLOCK SET]. Press and then perform steps 2 and 3 to set the clock. Press [
CUSTOM Preparation Playback mode (P33) About the Mode Dial This mode allows you to play back If you turn on this unit and then rotate recorded pictures. the mode dial, you can not only switch between recording and playback but Advanced also switch to a scene mode that matches your recording purpose. Aperture-priority AE mode (P50) The shutter speed is automatically Switching the mode by rotating the determined by the aperture value you set. mode dial Align a desired mode with part . S
Preparation [SCENE MODE] menu (P59) Night portrait mode (P58) This is displayed when the mode dial is Use this mode to take pictures of night set to [ ]. scenes and people with night time scenery. [SETUP] menu (P20) This is displayed when the mode dial is set to [ ]/[ ]/[ ]/[ ]/[ ]/[ ]/ Setting the Menu [ ]/[ ]/[ ]/[ ]/[ ]/[ ]/[ ]. Displaying the menu screens [CUSTOM] mode menu (P56) Press [MENU/SET]. This is displayed when the mode dial is e.g.: The first page of the total 4 pages is se
Preparation 3 Press / to select the setting. 3 Press . or or • Select a menu item next and set it. 4 Press [MENU/SET] to set. MENU SET About the Setup Menu or • Set items as required. • Select [RESET] to return the settings to the initial settings at the time of purchase. (P22) • [CLOCK SET], [AUTO REVIEW] and Closing the menu screen [POWER SAVE] are important items. Check their settings before using them. Press [MENU/SET]. • When the mode dial is set to [ ]/ [CLOCK SET] (P17) [ ]/[ ]/[
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