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Model No. DMC-TZ2
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THE FOLLOWING APPLIES ONLY IN Declaration of Conformity THE U.S.A. Trade Name: Panasonic FCC Note: (U.S. only) Model No.: DMC-TZ2 This equipment has been tested and DMC-TZ3 found to comply with the limits for a Responsible party: Panasonic Class B digital device, pursuant to Corporation of Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits North America One are designed to provide reasonable Panasonic Way, protection against harmful interference Secaucus, NJ 07094 in a residential installation. This S
-If you see this symbol- About the battery charger Information on Disposal in other CAUTION! Countries outside the European DO NOT INSTALL OR PLACE THIS Union UNIT IN A BOOKCASE, BUILT- This symbol is only valid in the IN CABINET OR IN ANOTHER European Union. If you wish to discard CONFINED SPACE. ENSURE THE this product, please contact your local UNIT IS WELL VENTILATED. TO authorities or dealer and ask for the PREVENT RISK OF ELECTRIC correct method of disposal. SHOCK OR FIRE HAZARD DUE
Quick start guide The battery is not charged Charge the battery when the camera is shipped. Charge the battery and set the clock before use. When you do not use the card (sold separately), you can record or play back pictures on the built-in memory (P.26). Insert the battery and the card Set the mode dial to Camera ON/OFF Switch Press the shutter button and take pictures To play back the pictures 1. Set the mode dial to . 2. Select the picture you want to view. Previous Next VQT1
Record, view, save those precio Record SD memory card (Sold separately) (P.24) Zoomed-in pictures Close-up pictures of people in distance [10x optical zoom] (P.27) Clear pictures Prevents blurring from shaky hands [Optical Image Stabilizer] (P.39) Beautiful pictures Dark places, moving subjects [Intelligent ISO] (P.46) Motion pictures Capture moving scenes [Motion Picture Mode] (P.47) Create photos (still pictures) from your favorite motion pictures (P.63) Holiday pictures Useful features fo
ous moments. Cards may be inserted directly into devices with SD memory card slots. View (Playback) on large screen (P.79) Alternatively, connect with AV cable (supplied) On TV screen Print at home, or at a digital photo center (P.68, 76) Alternatively, connect with USB With your printer connection cable Connect directly to easily print pictures at home (P.76) (supplied) Use a PictBridge-compatible printer. At digital photo center Give card to shop assistant to print pictures. (P.68
Contents Before use .......................................... 10 Before use Read first (10) 10 To prevent damage and faults (10) Charging battery ............................... 14 Preparations Inserting battery and card ............... 15 14 Taking pictures ................................. 24 Basics Adjusting the focus (25) 24 Problems with adjusting focus (25) Checking remaining battery and memory capacity (25) Picture save destination (26) Changing recording information Applications
Standard Accessories ....................... 11 Names of parts ................................... 12 Mode dial (13) Setting the clock and language ....... 16 Using menus ..................................... 18 Know the different menus ............... 17 Using SETUP menu .......................... 20 Taking pictures with zoom ............... 27 Viewing your pictures instantly (REVIEW) ........................................... 30 Taking pictures with SIMPLE MODE 28 Backlight compensati
Before use Read first To prevent damage and faults Do a test shot first! Avoid shocks, vibration, and pressure Check first to see if you can take Avoid exposing the camera to strong pictures and record sounds (motion vibration or shock; e.g. dropping or pictures/pictures with audio) hitting the camera, or sitting down with successfully. the camera in your pocket. Do not press the lens or the LCD monitor. We will not compensate for failed/ Do not get the camera wet or insert lost
Standard Accessories Part numbers are as of January 2007 Camera ON/OFF switch Battery Pack CGA-S007A (P.14) (referred to in this manual as ‘battery’) Battery Charger DE-A45B (P.14) (referred to in this manual as ‘charger’) Battery Carrying Case VYQ3680 Lens barrier (P.91) Do not touch the lens barrier, as this may damage your camera. Strap If lens is dirty VFC4090 Images may appear slightly white if lens is (P.12) dirty (fingerprints, etc). Turn the power on, hold the extracted lens barrel
Names of parts Camera ON/OFF switch Release lever (P.15) Tripod receptacle (P.18) Optical image stabilizer button (P.39) Card/Battery door (P.15) Shutter button (P.24) Zoom lever (P.27) Self-timer Flash (P.36) indicator (P.35)/AF Lens barrel assist lamp Lens (P.11) (P.56) Strap eyelet Strap (supplied) Speaker (P.22) Microphone (P.47, 53, 70) LCD monitor ● Checking remaining battery/ memory capacity, etc (P.25) ●Changing display (P .33) ● Display contents list (P.80) Status indicator (P.15,
Mode dial Align to correct mode NORMAL PICTURE (Displayed on screen when mode changed) NORMAL PICTURE mode SCENE mode Take pictures (P.24). Take pictures according to scene (P.40). INTELLIGENT ISO mode Take pictures according to motion CLIPBOARD mode and brightness of subject (P.46). Take/view pictures as memos (P.58). PLAYBACK mode View/edit pictures previously PRINT mode taken (P.31, 61) Print (P.76). SIMPLE MODE MOTION PICTURE mode For beginners (P.28). Take motion pictures (P.47). MACRO m
Charging battery Preparations 1 Always charge before first use! (not sold pre-charged) Battery (model-specific) Charger Indoor electrical outlet (model-specific) (charge at room temperature of 10- 35°C (50°F-95°F)) Fold out pins and plug into electrical outlet. Disconnect charger and battery when charging is complete. Connect to charger. plug (Ensure ‘LUMIX’ faces outwards.) Charging light (CHARGE) On: Charging in progress (approx. 120 min.) Off: Charging complete If light is flashi
Preparations Inserting battery and card 2 Set the camera ON/OFF switch to Battery (check orientation) OFF Slide to the ‘OPEN’ position and Card open the lid (check orientation) Completely insert battery and card (both click into place) Do not touch Close lid connector Slide to the ‘LOCK’ position. OPEN LOCK To remove lever To remove battery, move lever in direction of arrow. To remove card, Status indicator press down in center. Compatible memory cards (sold separately)
Preparations Setting the clock and language 3 Set mode dial (P.13) to NORMAL PICTURE mode before turning on power. ‘PLEASE SET THE CLOCK’ will be displayed when power is turned on for the first time. While this message is displayed Press Adjust year, month, date, time CLOCK SET Select :.. 000 JAN 1 2007 MY D CANCEL SELECT SET EXIT Adjust Select to change date format Power Set Press Turn on power again and check time display. To change time setting Select ‘CLOCK SET’ from SETUP menu (P.1
Know the different menus Preparations 4 to get more out of your camera This camera contains a range of menus to enable you to set your photography and playback preferences, and to make the camera easier and more fun to use. The ‘SETUP’ menu in particular contains important functions, such as for time and power source. Please check these settings before use. Making the camera more convenient to use (SETUP menu) (P.20) 1 Make settings for ease of use such as adjusting the clock SETUP /4 and c
Preparations Using menus 5 Here is explained an example of changing the ‘POWER SAVE’ setting from ‘5 MIN.’ to ‘2 MIN.’ from SETUP menu. (‘POWER SAVE’ is a function to extend battery life by automatically turning the camera off if no operations are performed for a certain period.) Turn on the power Zoom lever Set to Bring up the menu REC menu is displayed. MENU/SET 1 REC / 3 W.BALANCE AWB SETUP menu SENSITIVITY AUTO Applicable modes: ASPECT RATIO REC menu PICT.SIZE Applicable modes:
Explanation of settings method for SETUP menu, REC menu, and PLAY menu. (Screen example: DMC-TZ3) Move across to the items Highlight ‘CLOCK SET’ 1 SETUP / 4 CLOCK SET WORLD TIME MONITOR ± 0 GUIDE LINE OFF TRAVEL DATE SELECT EXIT Select the correct item Page 2 displayed Press ▼ and move beyond the bottom item Move down to ‘POWER SAVE’ 1 2 SETUP / SETUP / 4 4 1SEC. CLOCK SET AUTO REVIEW WORLD TIME POWER SAVE 5MIN. MONITOR ± 0 ZOOM RESUME OFF GUIDE LINE ECONOMY OFF TRAVEL DATE OFF BEEP SELECT EXIT
Preparations Using SETUP menu 6 ‘CLOCK SET’, ‘AUTO REVIEW’, ‘POWER SAVE’ and ‘ECONOMY’ are important for clock setting and battery life. Be sure to check these before use. Item Uses, operations 1, 2 CLOCK SET Set the date and time. 1, 2 WORLD TIME Set the local time at an overseas destination (P.49) 1, 2 MONITOR Adjust the brightness of the LCD monitor (7 levels). Change the pattern of the guide lines displayed when taking pictures. GUIDE LINE Display recording information or histogram tog
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