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Model No. DMC-TZ15
Before use, please read these instructions completely.
This manual is based on the DMC-TZ15 model.
Product illustrations and screens may vary.
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About the battery charger Quick start guide CAUTION! • DO NOT INSTALL OR PLACE THIS UNIT IN A BOOKCASE, BUILT- IN CABINET OR IN ANOTHER The battery is not charged Charge the battery CONFINED SPACE. ENSURE THE when the camera is UNIT IS WELL VENTILATED. TO 1 shipped. Charge the PREVENT RISK OF ELECTRIC battery and set the clock SHOCK OR FIRE HAZARD DUE before use. TO OVERHEATING, ENSURE When you do not use the THAT CURTAINS AND ANY OTHER card (optional), you can MATERIALS DO NOT OB
Record, view, save those precious moments. Cards may be View Record (P.28) inserted directly into (Playback) on large screen (P.86) devices with SD memory card slots. Enjoy crisp pictures Automatically reads the scene to take crisper pictures! on large screens! ● SD memory card/ INTELLIGENT SDHC memory ● AV cable (supplied) 2 card ● Component cable AUTO (optional) (optional) Enjoy videos in HD on TV with ● Make ideal settings for the subject and distance component terminals (1080
INDEX Before use Basics (Record View) Before use .......................... 12 Standard Accessories ....... 13 Taking picture with Viewing your pictures 1 • Read first/ Names of parts................... 14 automatic settings ........ 28 4 (Play) ............................... 35 To prevent damage and faults • Mode dial ........................... 15 • Cursor button .................... 15 T aking pictures with Deleting pictures ............... 36 2 your own settings ......... 30 5 • To del
INDEX (Continued) Applications (Record) (Continued) Applications (View) Connecting with other devices Taking motion pictures ‘MOTION PICTURE’ .............................. 52 Viewing as list Using with your PC ............ 81 8 1 1 (Multi playback/Calendar Useful features for travel ................................................................... 53 playback) ............................. 67 Printing ............................... 83 9 2 • TRA VEL DATE (Record travel date and destination)
Standard Before use Accessories Read first To prevent damage and faults Part numbers are as of January 2008 Battery Pack Do a test shot first! Avoid shocks, vibration, and Lens CGA-S007E pressure Check first to see if you can take pictures • If lens is dirty: (referred to in this manual as ‘battery’) and record sounds (motion pictures/ • A void exposing the camera to strong Images may appear slightly white if lens is pictures with audio) successfully. vibration or shock; e.g. dropping
Names of parts Release lever (P.17) Tripod receptacle Mode dial Camera ON/OFF switch (P.19) E.ZOOM button Card/Battery door (P.17) Align to correct mode INTELLIGENT AUTO (P.33) (Displayed on screen when Shutter button (P.28) mode changed) Take pictures with automatic settings Self-timer Zoom lever (P.32) INTELLIGENT AUTO mode (P.28). indicator (P.42)/AF Take pictures with customized assist lamp (P.63) NORMAL PICTURE mode settings (P.30). Flash (P.29) Take pictures according to scene SCENE
Charging battery Preparations Preparations Inserting battery and card Always charge before first use! (not sold pre-charged) 1 2 Charger (model-specific) Battery (model-specific) Battery (check orientation) SD memory card/ SDHC memory card (optional) Card (check orientation) Insert the battery terminals and attach Do not touch terminal 1 the battery to the charger Ensure ‘LUMIX’ faces Set the camera ON/OFF switch to OFF outwards. Slide to the ‘OPEN’ position 1 Connect the AC cord and open th
Inserting battery and card Preparations Preparations Setting the clock (Continued) 2 3 Set REC/PLAY switch to before turning on power. Picture save destination (cards and built-in memory) Turn on the power Pictures will be saved to a card if one is inserted, or to the built-in memory if not. ‘PLEASE SET THE CLOCK’ will be displayed Compatible memory cards (optional) 1 when power is turned on for the first time. SDHC memory card The following SD standard-based cards (Panasonic brand recomme
To get more out of your camera, you can use a variety of functions and select settings Preparations Using menus from 4 different menus. 4 (Example) Change ‘LCD MODE’ in SETUP menu when in NORMAL PICTURE mode. Menu type Bring up the menu Camera ON/OFF switch 1 REC menu (REC/PLAY switch ) PICTURE SIZE Changing photography preferences (P.55-63) QUALITY • Make settings such as white balance, sensitivity, aspect Shutter button PICTURE SIZE ASPECT RATIO QUALITY ratio, and picture size. INTELL
Make general camera settings such as adjusting the clock, extending the battery life, Preparations Using SETUP menu and changing the beep sounds. 5 ‘CLOCK SET’, ‘AUTO REVIEW’ and ‘ECONOMY’ are important for clock setting and Item Settings, notes battery life. Be sure to check these before use. (Setting method : P.20) Default setting : BEEP LEVEL BEEP / / : Mute/Low/High Change or mute the Item Settings, notes beep/shutter sounds. BEEP TONE Set time, date, and display format. CLOCK SET /
Preparations Using SETUP menu (Continued) 5 Item Settings, notes Item Settings, notes POWER SAVE ECONOMY OFF / ON ZOOM RESUME OFF/2MIN./ 5 MIN. /10MIN. : Turn off LCD monitor Remember the zoom • Cannot be set when using ‘SELF PORTRAIT’ scene Automatically shut off power while not in use. and power while not ratio when turning power mode. in use to save battery off. • To restore → Press the shutter button halfway, or turn on consumption. the power again. OFF / ON NO.RESET • Can
Preparations Using SETUP menu (Continued) 5 Item Settings, notes Item Settings, notes YES/NO NTSC/ PAL VIDEO OUT FORMAT Change the video output Use when ‘BUILT-IN • This requires a sufficiently charged battery (P.16) or AC • Operates when AV cable is connected. format when connected MEMORY ERROR’ adaptor (DMW-AC5G: optional). to a TV, etc. (PLAYBACK or ‘MEMORY CARD (Only inserted card will be formatted if present; internal mode only). ERROR’ appears. memory will be formatted if no c
Optimum settings are made automatically from information such as ‘face’, ‘movement’, Taking picture with ‘brightness’, and ‘distance’ just by pointing the camera at the subject, meaning that clear Basics pictures can be taken without the need to make settings manually. 1 automatic settings Please set the clock before taking pictures (P.19). Backlight compensation (brighten subject against backlight) Turn on the power • To cancel compensation → Press ▲ again. 5 5 1 Shutter button Status i
Taking pictures with your Using REC menu (P.55) to change settings and set up your own recording environment. Basics 2 own settings Turn on the power Align focus for desired composition Status indicator illuminated for 1 Shutter button Useful when subject is not in centre of picture. approx. 1 second. Zoom lever First adjust focus according to subject Subjects/environments which may 1 make focusing difficult: Set to • Fast-moving or extremely bright Hold down objects, or objects wit
You can zoom in up to 10 times with ‘optical zoom’, and up to 16.9 (DMC-TZ11: 15.9) times with ‘Extra optical zoom’ with lower picture quality. You can also use ‘digital zoom’ Basics Taking pictures with zoom to zoom in even further. 3 Do not block the lens barrel movement To enlarge quickly to max. ratio ‘EASY ZOOM’ Zoom In/Out while zooming. E.ZOOM 1 (zoom ratio changes with each press) Restore Enlarge E.ZOOM e.g. Picture size is 7M or less Turn to W side Turn to T side (5M or less fo
Taking pictures with zoom Basics Basics Viewing your pictures (Play) (Continued) 3 4 When there is no card inserted, the pictures played back from the built-in memory. Enlarging further ‘ DIGITAL ZOOM’ (Clipboard pictures can only be played back in CLIPBOARD mode (P.64).) Zoom 4 times further than optical/extra optical zoom (maximum 40x – 67.5x ). (Note that, with digital zoom, enlarging will lessen picture quality.) Set to DMC-TZ11: 63.8 x Zoom lever 1 Display REC menu Select ‘ON’ REC 1 3
Applications Changing recording information Basics Deleting pictures (Record) 5 1 display Pictures deleted will be from card if card is inserted, or from built-in memory if the card is Change between different LCD monitor displays, such as histograms. not inserted. Deleted pictures cannot be recovered. Mode dial Set to Press to change display 1 1 Press to delete displayed picture In recording mode 2 Recording 1 1,2 information No display Guide lines 1 Set ‘HISTOGRAM’ to ‘ON’ to display
Applications Taking pictures with flash (Record) 2 Available types in each mode ( : default setting) Display ‘FLASH’ SCENE MODE 1 2 1 3 Select the desired type 3 FLASH 2 3 AUTO AUTO/RED-EYE FORCED FLASH ON 1 Set to (AUTO), (AUTO/RED-EYE reduction), or (SLOW SYNC./RED-EYE SLOW SYNC./RED-EYE reduction) according to subject and brightness. FORCED FLASH OFF 2 3 DMC-TZ15 only DMC-TZ11: , , SELECT SET • Cannot be used with MOTION PICTURE mode and scene modes , , , , (Screen example:
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