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Things You Should Know Thank you and congratulations Date of Purchase on your purchase of this state of the art Dealer Purchased From Panasonic Digital Camera. This product has been manufactured and tested to Dealer Address Panasonic’s highest standards to give you the best in performance and reliability. Dealer Phone No. Save this operating instruction manual Model No. as an operating and information guide. Serial No. Unpack your Digital Camera Please confirm that the following items are packed
Information 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. This equipment generates, uses and can radi- ate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee t
Table of Contents Things You Should Know ..................................................................................................... 2 Information ........................................................................................................................... 3 Index of Controls .................................................................................................................. 5 Attaching the Hand Strap/Soft Carrying Case ......................................
Index of Controls Front View - Button POWER Switch (PLAY•OFF•REC) See pages 11, 14, While pressing the center button, slide + Button 15, 22, 23, 24, 25, the POWER switch to REC or PLAY. See pages 11, 14, 26, 27, 37. See pages 11, 14, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 22, 15, 22, 23, 24, 25, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 34, 36, 37. 26, 27, 37. MODE Button SHTR (SHUTTER) See page 11, 18, Button 19, 20, 24, 25, 26. See pages 19, 20, 21, 24, 25. DEL(ETE) Button See pages 27, 28. Card Eject Flash Connecting Swi
Index of Controls AC Adaptor AC Power Plug See pages 9, 10. DC Out Connector See pages 9, 10. Digital Camera Station (Front View) Digital Camera Connecting Terminal CHARGE Switch See page 9. RELEASE Switch POWER Lamp CHARGE Lamp See page 9. See pages 9, 10. See page 9. Digital Camera Station (Rear View) Serial Connector Video Out DC In Connector See pages 34, 36. Connector See pages 9, 10. See pages 29, 30. 6
Index of Controls Detachable Flash Battery Compartment Lid Clamp Ring See page 12. See page 13. Flash LED Lamp See page 13. Mode Select Connecting Switch Plug See page 13. See page 13. Attaching the Hand Strap/Soft Carrying Case Thread the Hand Strap through the Strap Keep the Digital Camera in the Soft Attachment ring as shown. Carrying Case as shown when not in use. You may thread the hand strap through the hole in the Soft Carrying Case. 7
RBRC Power Supply Loading the Ni-Cd Battery Pack Underside 1 Slide the Battery Compartment lid in the direction of the arrow and swing it open. 2 Install the Battery Pack with the arrow mark at the bottom and facing the rear of the Digital Camera. 3 Swing the Battery Compartment lid down and slide it shut. • Charge the Battery Pack fully before operation (see page 9). WARNING! Do not dispose of in fire, put in backwards, disassemble, or short circuit; otherwise battery may leak or burst, causing
Power Supply Charging the Battery Pack (PV-BPN10 or PV-BPN10/1B only) Install the Battery Pack (see page 8.) Charge the Battery Pack fully before operation. DC IN Connector 2 1 3 POWER CHARGE 4 5 Lamp Lamp 1 Connect DC OUT on the AC Adaptor • The useful operation time of the Battery will gradually decrease after repeated use to DC IN on the Digital Camera and recharging. The Battery is no longer Station until it locks with a click. serviceable if the operation time is very short, even after a su
Power Supply AC Adaptor DC IN Connector 3 1 2 POWER Lamp 1 Connect DC OUT on the AC Adaptor to DC IN on the Digital Camera Station until it locks with a click. 2 Insert the Digital Camera into the Digital Camera Station until it locks. 3 Plug the AC Adaptor into an AC outlet. • The POWER Lamp lights up. Note: • While not in use, unplug the AC Adaptor from the AC outlet. 10
Setting the Clock 2 1 3, 4 LED Lamp 2 1 Set the POWER switch to REC or PLAY. • The LED Lamp lights up. 2 Press OSD and MODE at the same time to display the clock set screen. CLOCK SET 10:00 AM MAR 8 1998 SEL + / - SET OSD 3 Press (+) or (-) to select the correct hour, then press OSD to set. 4 Repeat step 3 to select and set the correct minute, month, date, and year. • Double check all items before setting the year. Note: • To make corrections, repeat steps 2-4. • The clock will continue to ope
Using the Flash 2 + 1 - Install the battery CAUTION Replace with Panasonic CR2 Lithium 1 Open the Battery Compartment lid by batteries only. Use of another battery sliding it in the direction of the arrow, as may present a risk of fire or explosion. shown above. Caution-battery may explode if mistreated. 2 Install the battery as indicated inside the Fire and burn hazard. Do not recharge, Battery Compartment. disassemble, or dispose of in fire. • Do not reverse the battery polarities Keep battery
Using the Flash 2 3 LOOSEN TIGHTEN 1 4 Attaching the Flash NOTE: • Please set the MODE Select Switch to OFF 1 Pull up on the connecting plug from its when taking Macro shots (see page 21). retracted position as shown above. • The flash will not light when the unit is in Multi Mode (see page 18). 2 Connect to the digital camera • The LED Lamp on the flash unit lights connecting jack. when flash is charged and ready. • The effective range of the flash is roughly 3 Rotate thumbwheel to secure the f
Adjusting LCD Viewfinder Brightness You may want to brighten or darken the LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) Viewfinder for easier viewing. This adjustment will not affect the captured image brightness. 13 LED Lamp 2, 4 1 Set the POWER switch to REC or PLAY. • The LED Lamp lights up. 2 Press OSD repeatedly until the BRIGHT adjustment screen appears. BRIGHT - + 3 Press (+) or (-) to change the bright- ness of the LCD Viewfinder; (+) for brighter, (-) for darker. • The normal screen will reappear if e
Adjusting the Iris Manually Normally, the camera adjusts the exposure automatically. However, when the background is extremely bright, or when the subject is backlit, you can compensate by adjusting the Iris manually. 13 LED Lamp 2 1 Set the POWER switch to REC. • The LED Lamp lights up. 2 Press IRIS Button to display the IRIS screen. IRIS - + 3 Press (+) or (-) to change the IRIS; Press (+) to increase the brightness, Press (-) to decrease the brightness. • The IRIS screen disappears about 5 se
On Screen Display (OSD) The indications displayed on the LCD screen will tell you the operation status of the Digital Camera. REC Mode Playback Mode Battery Condition Function Status Low Light Warning FULL “LIGHT” will appear REC when the light level is EMPTY inadequate. In this LIGHT case, more light As the Battery is depleted, should be provided or the indication changes. use flash unit (See 10 FINE LED Lamp will flash when page 13) to achieve P10 FINE battery is empty. better
CompactFlash Card LED Lamp 1, 2 3 Inserting the CompactFlash Card. • The captured images will be stored on • Do not, under any circumstances, eject this CompactFlash Card. the card immediately after pressing the • Be sure to insert the CompactFlash Shutter Button (during recording of an Card before using the camera. image) or while deleting (when PLEASE WAIT is displayed). This could damage the format of the card and make it 1 Insert the CompactFlash Card into the unusable. slot in the direction
Capturing Images MODE Button To Select the Recording Mode You can select the recording mode by Wide Mode pressing the MODE switch. • Image resolution is 1,136 X 640. Press • Approx. 40 images can be stored with Mode Press Mode supplied 8 MB CompactFlash Card. Normal Mode Zoom Mode Press Fine Mode Mode Press Mode Multi Mode Wide Mode Press Mode • The recording mode can be switched Multi Mode anytime by pressing MODE. • Pressing SHUTTER in Multi mode allows you to capture an image every 0.3 Fine M
Capturing Images 3 1 2 4 LED Lamp LCD Viewfinder Using LCD Viewfinder 1 Set the POWER switch to REC. 4 Press SHTR (SHUTTER) to capture the Make sure you slide the POWER switch image displayed on the Viewfinder. fully to the REC position. • Press SHTR(SHUTTER) down halfway • The LED Lamp lights up. to lock Auto Focus. REC 10 FINE 10 FINE 2 Make sure the LCD Viewfinder is on. • REC on the LCD Viewfinder and LED Press the LCD button if the LCD Lamp will flash while the Digital Cam
Capturing Images 1 1 1, 2 4 Optical Viewfinder LED Lamp Using Optical Viewfinder 1 Repeat step 1 and 3 on the previous • Using the Optical Viewfinder will page. prolong battery life. Notes for LCD and Optical Viewfinder use: 2 Press the LCD button to turn off the • The number of image pages left in the LCD Viewfinder. selected mode is displayed on the LCD • If you press the OSD or MODE button, Viewfinder. When no memory remains, 0 the LCD monitor will turn on. and LED Lamp will flash. To capture
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