Owner’s Manual for advanced features
Before connecting, operating or adjusting this product, please read the instructions completely.
Before use .............................................. 4 Standard Accessories ........................... 6 Names of parts....................................... 7
Cursor button ................................................7
Taking pictures with automatic settings [Intelligent Auto] Mode ........................ 18 Taking pictures with zoom.................. 20 Taking motion pictures [Motion Picture] Mode ......................... 21 Viewing your pictures [Normal Play] ....................................... 22
Watching motion pictures ............................23
Charging the battery ............................. 8
Guidelines for the number of recordable pictures and operating time ...........................9
Inserting and removing the card (optional)/the battery ........................... 11
Using the DC coupler (optional) instead of battery .........................................................13 Picture save destination (cards and built-in memory) ........................14 Remaining battery and memory capacity ....15 Recording capacity guidelines (pictures/recording time) .............................15
Viewing as list (Multi Playback/Calendar Playback) ... 24 Deleting pictures ................................. 25
To delete multiple (up to 50) or all pictures ...............................................25
Setting the menu ................................. 26 Using the [Setup] menu ...................... 28
[Clock Set] ...................................................28 [World Time] ................................................28 [Beep] ..........................................................28 [Volume] ......................................................28 [Focus Icon].................................................28 [Auto Power Off] ..........................................28 [Auto Review] ..............................................29 [Reset] .........................................................29 [Output] .......................................................29 [Rotate Disp.] ..............................................30 [Version Disp.] .............................................30 [Format] .......................................................30 [Language] ..................................................31 [Demo Mode]...............................................31
Setting the clock .................................. 16
Taking pictures with your own settings [Normal Picture] Mode ........................ 32 Aligning the focus ............................... 33 Changing recording information display .................................................. 34 Taking pictures with the self-timer .... 35 Taking pictures with flash................... 36 Taking pictures with Exposure Compensation...................................... 38 Taking pictures according to the scene [Scene Mode] ....................................... 39
[Portrait].......................................................40 [Soft Skin] ....................................................40 [Self Portrait] ...............................................40 [Scenery] .....................................................40 [Panorama Assist] .......................................41 [Sports] ........................................................41 [Night Portrait] .............................................42 [Night Scenery]............................................42 [Food] ..........................................................42 [Party] ..........................................................42 [Baby] ..........................................................43 [Sunset] .......................................................43 [High Sens.].................................................43 [Fireworks]...................................................44 [Beach] ........................................................44 [Snow] .........................................................44
Different playback methods (Playback Mode) .................................. 53
[Slide Show] ................................................54 [Filtering Play] .............................................55 [Calendar]....................................................55
Using the [Playback] menu................. 56
[Upload Set] ................................................56 [Resize] .......................................................58 [Favorite] .....................................................60 [Protect] .......................................................61 [Copy] ..........................................................62
Connecting with other devices
Using with your PC.............................. 63
Using “PHOTOfunSTUDIO” to copy pictures to your computer .........................................65 Uploading pictures to image-sharing websites ......................................................65
Printing ................................................. 66
Printing multiple pictures .............................67 Print with date .............................................67 Making print settings on the camera ...........68
Viewing on TV screen ......................... 69
List of LCD monitor displays.............. 70 Message displays ................................ 72 Q&A Troubleshooting ........................ 74 Usage cautions and notes .................. 80
Useful features for travel [World Time] ......................................... 45 Using the [Rec] menu.......................... 46
[Picture Size] ...............................................46 [Rec Quality] ...............................................47 [Sensitivity] ..................................................47 [White Balance] ...........................................48 [AF Mode]....................................................49 [Digital Zoom] ..............................................50 [Burst] ..........................................................50 [Color Mode]................................................51 [AF Assist Lamp] .........................................51 [Red-Eye Removal] (DMC-S3 only) ............51 [Stabilizer] ...................................................52 [Date Stamp] ...............................................52 [Clock Set] ...................................................52
Keep the camera away from excessive vibration, force, or pressure. ●Avoid using the camera under the following conditions, which may damage the lens, LCD monitor, or camera body. This may also cause the camera to malfunction or prevent recording. • Dropping or hitting the camera against a hard surface • Sitting down with the camera in your pants pocket or forcing it into a full bag • Adding accessories to the camera strap • Pushing with excessive force on the lens or LCD monitor The camera is not dust resistant, splash resistant, or waterproof. Avoid using the camera in places with excessive dust or sand, or where water can come into contact with the camera. ●Avoid using the camera under the following conditions, which present a risk that sand, water, or foreign material may enter the camera through the lens or openings around buttons. Be especially careful, because these conditions may damage the camera and such damage may not be repairable. • In extremely dusty or sandy places • In the rain or by the shore, where the camera may be exposed to water
■Condensation (lens clouding) ●Condensation may occur when the camera is exposed to
sudden changes of temperature or humidity. Avoid these conditions, which may make the lens dirty, cause mold, or damage the camera. ●If condensation does occur, turn off the camera and wait about two hours before using it. Once the camera adjusts to the surrounding temperature, clouded lenses will clear naturally.
■No compensation for missed shots ■Carefully observe copyright laws
We cannot compensate for missed shots if technical problems with the camera or card prevent recording. for example).■Always take a test shot first
Before important events when you will use the camera (at weddings. Unauthorized use of recordings which contain works with copyright for purposes other than personal use is prohibited under copyright law. always take a test shot to make sure that pictures and sound record correctly.
■Also refer to “Usage cautions and notes” (→80)
. Recording of certain material may be restricted even for the purpose of personal use.
■ Optional accessories
• Memory cards and AV cable are optional.
. ●Please dispose of all packaging appropriately. For details on the accessories. refer to Basic Owner’s Manual. ●Battery Pack is indicated as battery pack or battery in the text. You can record or play back pictures on the built-in memory when you are not using a card. ●Battery Charger is indicated as battery charger or charger in the text. ●Keep small parts in a safe place out of the reach of children. • If any accessories are lost. ●The accessories and their shape will differ depending on the country or area where the camera was purchased.Standard Accessories
Check that all the accessories are supplied before using the camera. customers in the USA and Puerto Rico should contact Panasonic’s parts department at 1-800-833-9626 and customers in Canada should contact 1-800-99-LUMIX (1-800-995-8649) for further information about obtaining replacement parts.
69) Terminal cover
(menu display/set) (→26)
Up cursor button (▲)
• Exposure Compensation (→38) • Flash (→36)
Left cursor button (◄)
• Self-timer (→35)
Right cursor button (►)
Down cursor button (▼)
• Changing information display (→34)
●In this manual. the button that is used is shaded or indicated by▲▼◄►. Self-timer indicator (→35)/ AF Assist Lamp (→51) Hand strap eyelet Zoom button (→20) We recommend using the supplied hand strap to avoid dropping the camera. 66. making it difficult to hear the beep. ●Some tripods or unipods. and some methods of holding the camera may block the
speaker. 53) Cursor button Playback button (→22) [ / ] (Delete/Return) button (→25) [AV OUT/DIGITAL] socket (→63. Speaker DC coupler cover (→13)
LCD monitor (→70) [MODE] button (→32. ●The illustrations and screens in this manual may differ from the actual product.
. etc.Names of parts
Shutter button (→18) Power button (→16) Flash (→36) Lens barrel Lens (→4) Microphone (→21) Card/Battery door (→11) Tripod receptacle • Ensure that the tripod is stable.
Charging the battery
Always charge before first use! (battery shipped uncharged)
■About batteries that you can use with this unit
Supplied battery or dedicated optional batteries can be used with this unit. Refer to Basic Owner’s Manual about the accessory number of the available optional batteries in your area. It has been found that counterfeit battery packs which look very similar to the genuine products 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 fire or explosion. Please be advised that we are not liable for any accident or failure occurring as a result of use of a counterfeit battery pack. To ensure that safe products are used we recommend that a genuine Panasonic battery pack is used. • Use the dedicated charger and battery.
Insert the battery terminals and attach the battery to the charger
Connect the charger to the electrical outlet
Charging light ([CHARGE])
On: Charging in progress (approx. 115 min. if fully depleted)∗ ∗ Charge time is approx. 120 min. for the optional battery Off: Charging complete If light is flashing: • Charging may take longer than normal if battery temperature is too high or too low (charging may be incomplete). • Battery/charger connector is dirty. Clean with a dry cloth.
• The AC
cable does not fit entirely into the AC input terminal. A gap will remain.
Detach the battery after charging is completed
Guidelines for the number of recordable pictures and operating time
The number of recordable pictures or available operating time may vary according to surrounding environment and usage conditions. Figures may be reduced if flash, zoom, or other functions are used frequently, or in colder climates.
Supplied battery Capacity Number of recordable pictures Recording time 660 mAh Approx. 250∗1/240∗2 pictures Approx. 125∗1/120∗2 min. Optional battery 680 mAh Approx. 255∗1/245∗2 pictures Approx. 127∗1/122∗2 min.
●Recording conditions by CIPA standard
• CIPA is an abbreviation of [Camera & Imaging Products Association]. • [Normal Picture] Mode. • Temperature: 23 °C (73.4 °F)/Humidity: 50 %RH when LCD monitor is on. • Using a Panasonic SD Memory Card (32 MB). • Using the supplied battery. • Starting recording 30 seconds after the camera is turned on. (When the Optical Image Stabilizer function is set to [ON].) • Recording once every 30 seconds with full flash every second recording. • Perform a zoom operation every recording (W end → T end, or T end → W end) • Turning the camera off every 10 recordings and leaving it until the temperature of the battery decreases. Number reduced if intervals are longer – e.g. to approx. one quarter for 2-minute intervals under the above conditions.
Supplied battery Playback time Approx. 200 min. Optional battery Approx. 205 min.
Charging the battery (Continued)
●The time required for charging varies depending on conditions of battery usage.
Charging takes longer at high or low temperatures and when the battery has not been used for some time. ●Battery will be warm during charging and for some time thereafter. ●Battery will run out if not used for long periods of time, even after being charged. ●Charge the battery with the charger indoors (10 °C to 30 °C (50 °F to 86 °F)). ●Keep any metal items (such as clips) away from the contact areas of the power plug. Otherwise, a fire and/or electric shocks may be caused by short-circuiting or resulting heat generated. ●We do not recommend frequently charging the battery. (Frequently charging battery reduces maximum usage time and can cause battery to expand.) ●Do not disassemble or modify the charger. ●If available battery power is significantly reduced, battery is reaching end of lifespan. Please purchase a new battery. ●The battery charger is in the standby condition when the AC power is supplied. The primary circuit is always “live” as long as the battery charger is connected to an electrical outlet. ●When charging: • Remove any dirt on connectors of charger and battery with dry cloth. • Keep at least 1 m (3.28 feet) away from AM radio (may cause radio interference). • Noises may be emitted from inside of charger, but this is not a fault. • Remove charger from wall socket after charging (up to 0.1 W consumed if left in place). ●Do not use a damaged or dented battery (especially connectors), e.g. by dropping (can cause faults).
Inserting and removing the card (optional)/ the battery
Turn off the power and slide the card/battery door out ( ) before opening the door ( ) as illustrated
Insert the battery and card, making sure that their orientation is correct
• Battery: Insert all the way firmly until a locking sound is heard, and check that the lever is hooked over the battery. • Card: Insert all the way firmly until it clicks.
Lever Do not touch the terminal
Charged battery (check orientation) Card (check orientation: terminals face LCD)
Close the card/battery door and slide the door in until you hear a locking sound
making sure that it is kept away from metallic objects (such as clips) when carrying or storing the battery. Lever • To remove card: press down in center.
• Keep the battery in a plastic bag. ●Remove battery from camera after use. ●If you use other batteries. ●To remove the card or battery. (Failure to wait may cause the camera to malfunction and may damage the card or recorded data.
. Call the RBRC hotline at 1-800-822-8837 for information.) ●Keep the Memory Card out of reach of children to prevent swallowing. we cannot guarantee the quality of this product.Inserting and removing the card (optional)/ the battery (Continued)
• To remove battery: move lever in direction of arrow. turn the camera off and wait until the LCD monitor display is completely blank. ●The unusable battery should be discarded in accordance with battery recycling laws.
●Always use genuine Panasonic batteries.
●Use the AC adaptor and DC coupler specifically for this camera.
connected depends on the type of tripod or unipod.
or couplers could cause camera failure. The optional DC coupler can only be used with the designated Panasonic AC adaptor. you can record and play back without worrying about the remaining battery charge. face the cable mark to the LCD monitor
●Always use a genuine Panasonic AC adaptor (optional).Using the DC coupler (optional) instead of battery
By using the AC adaptor (optional) and DC coupler (optional). Using other adaptors ●The possibility to install the camera on a tripod or unipod when the DC coupler is ●The camera cannot stand upright when the AC adaptor is connected.
Insert DC coupler instead of battery Open DC coupler cover
• If difficult to open.
Close the card/battery door and slide the door in until you hear a locking sound Plug AC adaptor into power outlet Connect AC adaptor to DC IN socket of DC coupler
DC IN socket
DC coupler cover To connect.
the camera on a surface as you work. ●Also read the AC adaptor and DC coupler operating instructions. card/battery door.
. it is recommended to place it on a soft cloth. press the DC coupler cover from inside to open it. always remove the AC adaptor when opening the ●Remove the AC adaptor and DC coupler when not in use and close the coupler cover. If you are leaving ●When the AC adaptor is connected.
●The access time for the built-in memory may be longer than the access time for a card. and it cannot be formatted. http://panasonic. 64 GB Notes • Can be used with devices compatible with the respective formats. Confirm the SD speed by
checking the card label or other card related materials.net/avc/sdcard/information/SDXC. ●Latest information: http://panasonic.
●Pictures may be copied between cards and the built-in memory (→62).)
formatted with a computer or another device. • Before using SDXC Memory Cards. • Using a card of SD Speed “Class 6”∗ or above is recommended for recording motion pictures.html • Only the cards listed on the left with the given capacities are supported. static electricity. (→30)
.Inserting and removing the card (optional)/ the battery (Continued)
Picture save destination (cards and built-in memory) ■ Built-in memory (DMC-S3: Approx.
■ Compatible memory cards (optional)
The following SD standard-based cards (Panasonic brand recommended)
Type of Card SD Memory Cards SDHC Memory Cards SDXC Memory Cards Capacity 8 MB – 2 GB 4 GB – 32 GB 48 GB. or faults may cause data to be damaged). 20 MB)
Pictures will be saved to a card if one is inserted.
(Example) Class 6
●Please reformat the card with this camera if it has already been ●If the write-protect switch is set to “LOCK”.
∗ SD speed class refers to a specification for sustained write speeds. ●[QVGA] in [Rec Quality] can only be available to record motion pictures in the built-in
memory.jp/support/global/cs/dsc/ (This Site is English only. 70 MB/DMC-S1: Approx. or to the built-in memory if not. the card cannot be used to ●It is recommended that you copy important pictures to your computer
record or delete pictures. (as electromagnetic waves. check that your computer and other devices support this type of card.
do not turn off the power or remove battery.3M 26∗1 410∗1 Built-in memory 13 4 9∗2 115∗2 650∗1 2 GB 330 450 890∗2 10050 1300∗1 4 GB 670 910 1780∗2 19940 5300∗1 16 GB 2740 3720 7280∗2 81340
■ Recording time capacity (motion pictures)
[Rec Quality] [HD] [VGA] [QVGA] Built-in memory — — 2 min 30 s∗1 41 s∗2
• When the number of recordable pictures exceeds 99. card. ■ Recording picture capacity (still pictures)
[Picture Size] 14M∗1 12M∗2 5M 0.
.) The time displayed in the table is the total time. recharge or replace battery. as this can cause data loss or damage. reading.
Recording capacity guidelines (pictures/recording time)
The number of pictures you can take and the recording time varies in proportion to card capacity (and depending on recording conditions and type of card). Keep the camera away from vibrations. 2 GB 8 min 10 s 21 min 40 s 1 h 2 min 4 GB 16 min 20 s 43 min 10 s 2 h 4 min 16 GB 1 h 7 min 2 h 56 min 8 h 28 min
• Motion pictures can be recorded continuously up to 2 GB. (Remaining time for continuous recording is displayed on the screen. attempt to perform the operation again. Estimated remaining pictures or recording time capacity (press ▼ to display on/off) Displayed when no card is inserted (pictures will be saved to built-in memory)
When in operation
(Card) or (Built-in memory) are illuminated red. or static electricity. the number of pictures that can be recorded or the recording time may decrease. While the light is lit. press the shutter button again.999. impact. an operation is taking place. Should any of these cause camera operation to be terminated.Remaining battery and memory capacity
Remaining battery (only when using battery) (flashes red) If the battery mark flashes red. deletion or formatting. “+99999” is displayed. such as picture writing. AC adaptor (optional) or DC coupler (optional). While the light remains lit. To record more than 2 GB. ●When [Upload Set] is set.
Select the display order for the day.Setting the clock
Press the Power button
The power is turned on. month. proceed to step . and year ([M/D/Y]. If the language select screen is not displayed. day. and press [MENU/SET] Press [MENU/SET]
Press ◄► to select the items (year. minute. [D/M/Y].
Press [MENU/SET] Confirm the setting and press [MENU/SET]
• To return to the previous screen. Power button
Press [MENU/SET] while the message is displayed
Press ▲▼ to select the language. month. hour. or [Y/M/D]). (Time and date can be displayed by pressing ▼ several times.)
. and press ▲▼ to set
Select the setting item
Select either [24hrs] or [AM/PM] for the time display format. press [ / ]. • Turn on power again and check time display. display order or time display format).
Change the values and settings
• To cancel → Press [
printing pictures at a digital photo center or when using [Date Stamp]. provided a fully-charged battery was installed in the camera for 24 hours beforehand. the date can be printed correctly even if the date is not
displayed on the camera screen.
●Failure to set the date and time will cause the date/time to be improperly printed when ●After the time has been set.
To change time setting
Select [Clock Set] from [Setup] or [Rec] menu.The clock is not set when the camera is shipped. • Clock settings will be saved for approx. perform and . 3 months even after battery is removed.
• Do not touch the lens. • We recommend the use of the hand strap to avoid dropping the camera.
■To use flash
Select either or . Shutter button
Display the screen for Recording Mode selection
Select [Intelligent Auto] Mode
(When focus is aligned: illuminated When focus is not aligned: flashing)
The type of scene detected is indicated by a blue icon for two seconds
Press halfway (press lightly to focus)
Press fully (press the button all the way to record)
■Holding the camera
AF Assist Lamp/Flash • If jitter becomes noticeable. • Be careful not to block the speaker.
. the type of flash automatically changes according to the subject and brightness.Taking pictures with automatic settings
[Intelligent Auto] Mode
Recording Mode: Optimum settings are made automatically from information such as “face. • Do not block the flash or the AF Assist Lamp. and stand with your feet at shoulder width.” “movement. keep your arms close to your body. • The shutter speed is slower in and . Do not look at it from close range. use both hands. • Try to hold the camera steady when you press the shutter button.” and “distance” just by pointing the camera at the subject. meaning that clear pictures can be taken without the need to make settings manually.
• When is selected. (→36) • and indicate that the Red-Eye Reduction function is activated.” “brightness.
Face Detection is activated. ●We recommend using a tripod and the self-timer with and . the subject appears darker.] ∗1 Items that may be set differ from other Recording Modes. [Language]. zoom ratio. and the focus and exposure are adjusted for the recognized faces. low brightness. [
] in [Sensitivity] and Backlight Compensation will operate automatically. [Color Mode]∗1 • [Setup] menu∗2: [Clock Set]. [Burst]. jitter ●If undesired scene type is selected. movement).
People and night scenery are detected (Only when is selected) Night scenery is detected
A close-up shot is detected A sunset is detected Reads subject movement to avoid blurring when the scene does not correspond to any of the above. ●The following menu items may be set in [Intelligent Auto] Mode: • [Rec] menu: [Picture Size]∗1.■Automatic Scene Detection
People are detected Scenery is detected
Camera identifies the scene when pointed at the subject. distance. ●Backlight Compensation Backlight refers to the light that shines from behind the subject. conditions of subject (size. and so backlighting is automatically corrected by increasing the brightness of the entire image. ●According to the following conditions. [World Time]. coloring. [Stabilizer Demo. [Digital Zoom]
If the camera automatically identifies the scene and determines that people appear as subjects in the picture ( or ).
●In addition to Automatic Scene Detection. ∗2 Other items in the [Setup] menu will reflect settings made in other Recording Modes. and makes optimum settings automatically. sunset. different scene types may be determined for the same subject: Face contrast. contrast.] • [White Balance]: [AWB] • [AF Mode]: (Face Detection)∗3 • [Stabilizer]: [ON] • [AF Assist Lamp]: [ON] • [Red-Eye Removal]∗4: [ON] ∗3 (11-area-focusing) when face cannot be recognized ∗4 DMC-S3 only ●The following functions cannot be used: [Exposure]. ●The settings for the following functions are fixed: • [Auto Review]: [ON] • [Auto Power Off]: [5 MIN. When this occurs. [Beep]. we recommend manually selecting the appropriate Recording Mode. sunrise.
●Focus after adjusting the zoom. “Digital Zoom” (→50) is available. [High Sens. You can zoom in even closer without the loss of picture quality by lowering the picture size and using “Extended Optical Zoom. ●The zoom ratio and the zoom bar displayed on the screen are estimates. and to “Extended Optical Zoom” (for further zooming) otherwise.Taking pictures with zoom
Recording Mode: “Optical Zoom” offers 4 x magnification. 3 million pixels of the available pixel level in the center of the CCD are used in recording.
Capture a wider area (wide-angle) Enlarge the subject (telephoto)
Zoom ratio (approx.) • Optical Zoom • Extended Optical Zoom
●Extended Optical Zoom system
When the recording pixel level is set to [3 M ] (corresponding to 3 million pixels). ●Extended Optical Zoom cannot be used in the following cases: Motion Picture.] in Scene Mode
Optical Zoom and Extended Optical Zoom (EZ)
Automatically switches to “Optical Zoom” when using maximum Picture Size (→46).” For zooming in even closer. enabling higher magnification. (EZ is short for “Extended Optical Zoom”.
(11-area-focusing) is fixed.
Elapsed recording time
●Depending on the type of card used. recording automatically ends. ●In [Stabilizer]. [ON] is fixed. • The focus and zoom will remain as they were at the beginning of recording. ●When there is no space left to store the motion picture.
• Immediately release the shutter button after pressing it all the way. a card-access display may appear for a while after ●In [AF Mode]. depending on the card used.Taking motion pictures
[Motion Picture] Mode
Display the screen for Recording Mode selection
Select [Motion Picture] Mode
Press halfway (adjust the focus)
Press fully (start recording)
Remaining recording time (approx.
motion picture recording. recording in progress may be stopped. This is not a fault.
• Press the shutter button to switch to Recording Mode. and with Exif (Exchangeable image file format).
Press the Playback button
Zoom button • Press again to enter the Recording Mode. pictures are played back from the built-in memory.
Scroll through pictures
File number Picture number/Total pictures
• Hold down to quickly scroll forwards/ backwards.)
• Each time the T side of the zoom button is pressed. and 16x. It moves through four levels after 1x: 2x.) • To reduce zoom→ Press the W side of the zoom button • Move zoom position→ ▲▼◄►
●Be careful not to block the speaker. Only files that are DCF-compliant can be played back. ●Some pictures edited on a computer may not be viewed on this camera. 4x.
■To enlarge (Playback Zoom)
Press the T side of the zoom button
Current zoom position (displayed for 1 sec. ●This camera is compliant with the unified DCF (Design rule for Camera File system)
standard formulated by the Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA).Viewing your pictures [Normal Play]
Playback Mode: When a card is in the camera. (The picture quality displayed becomes successively lower. and without a card. the magnification increases. 8x. pictures are played back from the card.
●Motion pictures recorded on other devices may not be played correctly. the elapsed playback time is displayed in the top right of the screen. use [QuickTime] on the supplied CD-ROM to play
motion pictures. • The volume can be adjusted with the zoom button. ●When watching on a computer. Example: After 3 minutes and 30 seconds: [3m30s]
■Operations during Motion Picture Playback
▲: Pause/Play [MENU/SET]: Stop ◄: Fast rewind (2 steps) Single-frame rewind (while paused) ►: Fast forward (2 steps) Single-frame forward (while paused)
• Press ▲ during fast rewind or fast forward to return to the normal playback speed.Watching motion pictures Select the motion picture and start playback
Motion picture recording time∗ ∗ When playback starts.
●Pictures taken with destination settings of [World Time] are displayed in the calendar
screen with appropriate date of the destination’s time zone. 2011.
taken without clock settings are displayed with the date January 1st.
Press the Playback button
Set to multiple screen display
Date recorded Picture no. and press [MENU/SET] to display that date’s pictures on a 12-screen display.Viewing as list (Multi Playback/Calendar Playback)
Playback Mode: You can view 12 (or 30) pictures at once (Multi Playback). The display changes each time the W side is pressed (12 screens) Total no.
. Pictures ●Pictures displayed with [!] cannot be played back. Scroll bar
Press the T side of the zoom button
■To change from
12/30-screen display to singlescreen display
Select picture with ▲▼◄► and press [MENU/SET]
(30 screens) Selected date (First picture from the date) • Select week with ▲▼ and date with ◄►. (Calendar screen)
●Only months when pictures were taken are shown on the calendar screen. or view all pictures taken on a certain date (Calendar Playback).
●Use a sufficiently charged battery or an AC adaptor (optional) and DC coupler (optional). ●Pictures cannot be deleted in the following cases:
• Protected pictures • Card switch is in “LOCK” position. (Deleted pictures cannot be recovered. • Pictures not of DCF standard (→22)
. or from the built-in memory if the card is not inserted.Deleting pictures
Playback Mode: Pictures will be deleted from the card if the card is inserted. • You can select [All Delete Except ] in [Delete All] if there are pictures that have been set as [Favorite] (→60). and then press [MENU/ SET]
• May take time depending on number of pictures deleted.)
Press to delete the displayed picture
• Do not turn off the power during deletion.
To delete multiple (up to 50) or all pictures
(after step )
Select type of deletion
• To use [Delete All] → go to step
Select the pictures to delete
(Repeat) • To release → Press [MENU/ SET] again
Press ◄ to select [Yes].
[Rec] menu (Recording Mode only) Changing picture preferences • Enables you to specify color. and other settings. sound volume. and so on to make the camera easier to use.Setting the menu
■About the menu screen ■Menu operation flow
Displaying the menu screen
Selecting the menu type
Select the item Buttons used in menu operations : [MENU/SET] : Cursor button : [ / ] (Delete/Return) button Menu screen configuration : Menu description : Menu items : Operation guide Changing the settings
[Setup] menu Making the camera more convenient to use • Enables you to specify clock settings. and other settings for pictures you have taken.
Exiting the menu screen
. sensitivity. pixel level. [Playback] menu (Playback Mode only) Using your pictures • Enables you to specify picture protection. resizing.
the menu screen can also be exited by pressing the shutter button
halfway. and press [MENU/SET]
Press ▲▼ to select [AF Mode].
●The menu types and items that are displayed vary according to the mode.
Press ▲▼ to select a setting.
Select [Rec]. ●The setting methods vary depending on the menu item. [Rec] menu and [Playback] menu.Refer to the procedure example below when operating the [Setup] menu.
. ●In Recording Mode. and then press [MENU/SET]
: Pages The pages can also be selected with the zoom button. • To cancel → Press [ / ] : Settings : Selected setting
] several times
The menu closes and the monitor returns to the previous screen. and then press [MENU/SET]
The selected setting is set. Example: Changing [AF Mode] in the [Rec] menu in [Normal Picture] Mode
The menu options screen is displayed.
(→26) [Clock Set]. /
Settings. [Auto Review] and [Auto Power Off] are important for clock setting and battery life. / : Low/High/Mute
 /  /  /  /  /  /  • Cannot be used to adjust TV speaker volume when connected to TV. Please check these before use. and when a Slide Show is paused: [10MIN.
[Destination]: Set the local time at travel destination. [Focus Icon] Change the focus icon.Using the [Setup] menu
For details about the setting procedure in the [Setup] menu.]/[OFF] • To restore → Turn on the power again. [Volume] Adjust volume of sound from speakers (7 levels). during Slide Shows. when connected to computer/printer. / / / / /
Item [Clock Set] (→16) [World Time] Set the local time at travel destination. [Auto Power Off] The camera turns off automatically after a specified period of inactivity.]/[5 MIN. during motion picture recording/playback.]
. [Intelligent Auto] Mode: [5 MIN. Notes Set time. and display format. during automatic demo playback • Specific periods apply in the following situations.]. (→45) [Beep] Adjust volume of beep sounds. • Cannot be used in the following cases: When using AC adaptor (optional) and DC coupler (optional). [Home]: Set date and time at home area. date.]/[10MIN.
• Camera movement may be audible as the lens function is reset. [TV Aspect] /
[Reset] Reset to the default settings. [Age] setting in [Baby] Scene Mode is also reset. settings?] [Reset setup parameters?] • When [Setup] settings are reset.)
[Output] Adjust the settings used when the camera is connected to a TV via the AV cable (optional). • Folder numbers and clock settings will remain unchanged. • Auto review occurs immediately after taking still pictures in [Burst] mode. This is normal. • Motion pictures cannot be automatically reviewed.)/[OFF] • Fixed to [ON] in [Intelligent Auto] Mode. (Playback Mode only.For details about the setting procedure in the [Setup] menu. [Reset Rec. regardless of settings.S. and the version DMC-S3PC/ DMC-S1PC sold in Canada.
Settings. [Video Out]∗ [NTSC]/[PAL] ∗ PAL video out is not available on the version DMC-S3P/ DMC-S1P sold in the U. or [Panorama Assist] in Scene Mode. (→26)
Item [Auto Review] Automatically display still pictures immediately after taking them. Notes [ON] (Automatically displays for 2 seconds.
] Automatically rotate portrait still pictures. [Format] Use when [Built-In Memory Error] or [Memory Card Error] appears. the data cannot be restored. • Consult the dealer or your nearest Service Center if format cannot be successfully completed. remove the cards. (→26) Item [Rotate Disp. or an AC adaptor (optional) and DC coupler (optional). • Do not turn off power or perform other operations during formatting. • Will only be displayed rotated on computer if in Exifcompatible (→22) environment (OS. Notes
• [Rotate Disp. When a card/built-in memory is formatted. or still pictures taken on other cameras may not rotate. built-in memory will be formatted if no card is inserted. software).
[Version Disp. or when formatting the built-in memory or card. • All protected pictures and other picture data will be deleted. • Still pictures taken with the lens surface facing up or down. Current version is displayed.
.) • Always format cards with this camera. Check the content of the card/ built-in memory carefully before formatting. (Only inserted card will be formatted if present. • Formatting the built-in memory may take several minutes. / /[OFF] Settings.
• This requires a sufficiently charged battery. • Pictures cannot be rotated during Multi Playback.Using the [Setup] menu (Continued)
For details about the setting procedure in the [Setup] menu.] cannot be used with motion pictures. When formatting the built-in memory.] Check the version of the camera firmware.
] Indicates the extent of jitter detected by the camera (Estimate)
Extent of jitter Extent of jitter after stabilization
• When the demo screen is displayed.
[Stabilizer Demo. Notes Set the language displayed on the screen. • When a card is not inserted.For details about the setting procedure in the [Setup] menu. [Auto Demo]: View introductory Slide Show [ON]/[OFF] • To cancel → Press [ / ]. • [Auto Demo] cannot be displayed on external devices such as TVs. (→26)
Item [Language] Change display language. connected to the AC adaptor (optional) and DC coupler (optional). press [MENU/SET] to switch the Optical Image Stabilizer between on and off. • To cancel → Press [ / ]. [Demo Mode] View demonstration of functions. Automatic Demo Mode will start if there is no operation for about 2 minutes with the power on.
Use flash or change [Sensitivity] settings. a
tripod. Take pictures with your own settings. correct exposure has not been achieved.Taking pictures with your own settings
[Normal Picture] Mode
Recording Mode: Using the [Rec] menu to change settings and set up your own recording environment. ●If aperture value or shutter speed is displayed in red. (→18)
●If a warning is displayed about jitter.
Jitter alert display
Aperture value Shutter speed
. use [Stabilizer]. or [Selftimer]. Take motion pictures. Shutter button
Display the screen for Recording Mode selection
Select [Normal Picture] Mode
Take a picture
Press halfway (press lightly to focus)
Press fully (press the button all the way to record)
■Recording Mode list
[Intelligent Auto] Mode [Normal Picture] Mode [Scene Mode] [Motion Picture] Mode Take pictures with automatic settings. Take pictures according to scene.
Aligning the focus
Useful when subject is not in the center of picture.28 feet)
●The focus display flashes and beep sounds when focus is not
aligned. the camera may be unable to bring the subject into focus if it is out of range. or with significant jitter.17 feet) 1 x (Max.
■ Focus range
Distance between the lens and the subject 5 cm (0. Use the focus range displayed in red as a reference. • Taking pictures through glass or near objects emitting light. T)
. Even if the focus display is lit. or objects with no color contrast. In the dark. ●AF area is displayed larger in dark conditions or when using Digital Zoom.
First adjust focus according to subject
Align the AF area with the subject Focus display (When focus is aligned: illuminated When focus is not aligned: flashing) AF area (When focus is aligned: green When focus is not aligned: red)
Hold down halfway
Return to desired composition
●Subjects/environments which may
make focusing difficult: • Fast-moving or extremely bright objects. W) 1m (3.
4 x (Max. • When too close to object or when taking pictures of both distant and close objects together in the same picture.
the operational guidance information is
either displayed or not displayed on the LCD monitor. such as guide lines and recording information.
Press to change display
●In Recording Mode
●In Playback Mode
Picture information + Recording information
• Reference for composition (e.g.Changing recording information display
You can switch between various information shown on the LCD monitor.
●For motion picture or Slide Show playback.
. balance) when recording.
Select time duration
(Can also be selected with ◄.] is unavailable.
.Taking pictures with the self-timer
Recording Mode: We recommend using a tripod.
• To cancel while in operation → Press [MENU/SET]
●Focus will be automatically adjusted immediately before recording if shutter button is ●After self-timer lamp stops flashing. ●In [Self Portrait] Scene Mode. it may then be lit for AF Assist Lamp. [10sec. This is also effective for correcting jitter when pressing the shutter button.)
Take a picture
Press the shutter button fully to make the selftimer indicator flash and start recording after the preset time.
pressed fully. by setting the self-timer to 2 seconds.
[Scene Mode] scene. and so on. : 1/8∗3 . 1/4 sec. . when [Stabilizer] is set to [OFF] or when blur is insignificant. : 1/60 .) (DMC-S3 only)
●Shutter speeds are as follows:
. slow shutter speed to take brighter pictures) [Forced Flash Off] • Never flash
Uses Normal use Taking pictures of subjects in dark places Taking pictures with backlight or under bright lighting (e. operations [Auto] • Automatically judges whether or not to flash [Auto/Red-Eye]∗1. ∗2 • Always flash (reduce red-eye) [Slow Sync. the effect of Red-Eye Reduction may be negligible. the icon is displayed.g. In some cases.
.1/1600th ∗3 Max. etc.)
Type.1/1600th . ∗2 • Automatically judges whether or not to flash (reduce red-eye) [Forced Flash On] • Always flash [Forced On/Red-Eye]∗1. when [ ] in [Sensitivity] is set. (Only when [AF Mode] is set to (Face Detection). . ∗2 When [Red-Eye Removal] is activated in the Recording menu. ●The effect of Red-Eye Reduction varies depending on the subject and is affected by factors such as distance to the subject. fluorescent) Taking pictures of subjects against a nightscape (tripod recommended) Places where flash use is prohibited
∗1 The flash is activated twice. max. Note that the interval of flashes varies depending on the subject brightness.Taking pictures with flash
Select the desired type
(Can also be selected with ►. 1 sec. Be sure to stop moving before the second flash. Also varies according to [Intelligent Auto] Mode./Red-Eye]∗1. ∗2 • Automatically judges whether or not to flash (reduce redeye. and the still picture data is corrected. whether the subject is looking at the camera during preliminary flash. red-eye is automatically detected.
●Flash charging may take time if battery is low.28 feet) . or if using flash repeatedly.
■The available flash range when [Sensitivity] setting is
W side (Max. • Scene Mode flash settings are restored to default when Scene Mode is changed.
. .0 m (3. . . . ●Flash effect may not be fully achieved with high shutter speeds.6 m (5. • The flash cannot be used in Motion Picture Mode and in these Scene Modes: . 40 cm (1.■Available types in each mode
(○: Available.) Approx. ] is set in [Sensitivity].e.g. ●No pictures may be taken if these marks (e. ) are flashing (flash is charging).
Do not use the flash at close distances to other subjects (heat/light may damage subject).32 feet) . ●Flash settings may be changed when changing Recording Mode. 1. .) T side (Max. ○ : Default setting)
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∗4 Set to .3.8 feet) Approx.24 feet)
●Do not touch or look at the flash (→7) from close distances (i. ●Insufficient light may prevent appropriate exposure or white balance. a few cm). the ISO Sensitivity is automatically set in a range ●When [ up to 1600. –: Not available.1. or according to the subject and brightness.3 m (10.
Under-exposed Optimum exposure Over-exposed
Select a value
for example) is displayed. the adjustment value ( ●The Exposure Compensation value you set is retained even after the camera is turned off. if there is difference between brightness of object and background). this may be impossible in some cases. Depending on the brightness.Taking pictures with Exposure Compensation
Recording Mode: Corrects exposure to obtain optimum exposure (for example. ●After exposure adjustment.
) for given scenes. [High Sens. coloring. [Self Portrait].Taking pictures according to the scene
Recording Mode: Using [Scene Mode] enables you to take pictures with optimum settings (exposure. selection (available settings vary according to scene setting): [Sensitivity].) ●The types of flash available (→37) vary according to the scene. [Sports]. [Panorama Assist].
Display the screen for Recording Mode selection
Select [Scene Mode]
Select and set the scene ● Scene menu
●Selecting a Scene Mode inappropriate for the actual scene may affect the coloring of ●The following [Rec] menu settings will be automatically adjusted and prevents manual
your picture. [Soft Skin]. [Color Mode] ●[White Balance] can only be set in the following scenes. etc.] (Setting is restored to [AWB] when scene is changed.
. [Baby]. The Scene Mode flash setting is reset to the default setting when the Scene Mode is changed. [Portrait].
focus is not correctly aligned) • Avoid zoom (harder to focus). • Clarity of effect may vary depending on brightness.
Tips • Press shutter button halfway → self-timer indicator illuminates → press shutter button fully → review (if self-timer indicator flashes. • Zoom: As telescopic as possible (T side) Take pictures of yourself. this part is also smoothed. • 2-second self-timer recommended. is a color close to skin color.Taking pictures according to the scene
[Scene Mode] (Continued)
Improves the skin tone of subjects for a healthier appearance in bright daylight conditions. • If a part of the background etc. Takes clear pictures of wide.
Tips • Stand as close as possible to subject. • Zoom: As telescopic as possible (T side) Smooths skin colors in bright. distant subjects.
Tips • Stand as close as possible to subject. outdoor daylight conditions (portraits from chest upwards).
sports. or if [Stabilizer] is set to [OFF].4 feet) away. shutter speed. • To take more pictures. (→37)
Uses.g. Tips • Keep your recording location. • Use a tripod. on the supplied CD-ROM • You can take pictures again by selecting “PHOTOfunSTUDIO” to make [Retake]. the pictures you record into a Change the composition and take the picture panorama still picture with your so that a part of the picture overlaps with the computer. Tips
Use the supplied software to join multiple pictures into a single panorama picture. (→39) Using flash in Scene Modes. • When the camera is set to [Stabilizer] and there is very little e. press the shutter button. Special panorama guidelines will be displayed. camera. jitter. and setting for the first picture. shutter speed may slow Tips down up to 1 second. • When the camera is set to [Stabilizer] and there is very little Take the picture. • Shutter may remain closed for up to 8 seconds after taking picture. Takes pictures of scenes with fast movement. previous picture. select [Exit]. or if [Stabilizer] is set to [OFF]. and press [MENU/SET] to set.
• The focus. jitter. • Stand at least 5 m (16. select [Next] and repeat steps and . White Balance. Exposure Compensation. Use the software • Alternatively. shutter speed may slow down up to 8 seconds. press [MENU/SET] to set.How to select a scene. • Panorama picture stitching cannot be performed by this Select [Next].
Section of picture that was taken last time After you finish taking pictures. and press [MENU/SET] to set. and ISO Sensitivity are all fixed at the Use ▲▼ to select the recording direction. zoom.
Tips • Stand approx. self-timer recommended. such as weddings.Taking pictures according to the scene
[Scene Mode] (Continued)
Uses. • Zoom: Wide (W side) • Use flash. • Interference may be noticeable with dark scenes.5 m (4. Tips • Use flash. self-timer recommended. −
Takes clear pictures of night scenes. self-timer recommended.
Brighten subjects and background in pictures of indoor events. • Tripod. or if [Stabilizer] is set to [OFF].
. • Shutter may remain closed for up to 8 seconds after taking picture. 1. • Interference may be noticeable with dark scenes. • Subject should keep still. • Tripod. Tips
Takes pictures of people and nightscapes with close to actual brightness. Tips • Tripod.92 feet) away.
• When the camera is set to [Stabilizer] and there is very little jitter. shutter speed may slow down up to 8 seconds.
Takes natural-looking pictures of food. • Shutter may remain closed for up to 8 seconds after taking picture. • When the camera is set to [Stabilizer] and there is very little jitter. or if [Stabilizer] is set to [OFF]. shutter speed may slow down up to 1 second (or up to 8 seconds if flash is set to (Forced Flash Off)).
[High Sens. or if [Stabilizer] is set to [OFF]. (→39) Using flash in Scene Modes. Takes clear pictures of scenes such as sunsets. Select [Set] with ▲▼. Tips • Make sure [Age] is [ON] before taking a picture.How to select a scene. indoor conditions. Select [Exit] with ▼. and press [MENU/ SET]. and press [MENU/SET]. shutter speed may slow down up to 1 second. Tips
Uses weak flash to bring out skin colors. • When the camera is set to [Stabilizer] and there is very little jitter. 5 seconds after setting this mode. (→37)
Uses. Set birthday with ▲▼◄►.
• Age will be displayed for approx. • To record age Select [Age].
. and press [MENU/ SET]. Prevents blurring of subject in dark. and press [MENU/SET].]
Select the aspect ratio and the picture size with ▲▼ and press [MENU/SET].
Brings out the clear blues of the sky and the sea without darkening subject.
• Tripod recommended.
• The shutter speed becomes 1/4 second.
Brings out the natural color of snow in ski slope and mountain scenes.) • Do not touch camera with wet hands. (Shutter speed can be changed by correcting exposure.
. or 2 seconds (if there is a little jitter or if Optical Image Stabilizer is off). • Beware of sand and sea water. Tips
Takes clear pictures of fireworks in the night sky.Taking pictures according to the scene
[Scene Mode] (Continued)
[Fireworks] • Stand at least 10 m (32.8 feet) away.
the time automatically returns to the current time. and return to the original time.Useful features for travel [World Time]
Recording Mode: ∗ ∗ Recording only.
. • Press [MENU/SET] → [Setup] menu → Select [World Time]
[Please set the home area] will be displayed when setting for the first time.
■ Upon your return ■ To set/release summer time
Press ▲ in step Go through steps and on the upper left.
canceled. (Cannot set. Set-up: • Clock must be set in advance (→16).) You can adjust the time to match the local time at your destination. If the setting is ●Still pictures and motion pictures recorded after you have specified the destination are
labeled (destination) during playback. press [MENU/SET] and skip to step .
Set destination area
Current time at selected destination • To cancel → Press [ / ]. the current time is advanced by 1 hour. In this case.
■ Set home area Select [Home]
■ Set destination area Select [Destination]
Set your home area
Current time • To cancel → Press [ / ]. select based on “difference with home time”.
Difference with GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) City/area name
Difference with home time City/area name If actual destination is unavailable. (Press again to release)
●When summer time is set.
represent the aspect ratios of the still pictures. Setting guide
Larger Picture Size Sharper picture Lower recording capacity Smaller Picture Size Coarser picture Higher recording capacity
.5 M 10.3 M 12.5 M 9M
∗ This setting is not available in
([Intelligent Auto] Mode).Using the [Rec] menu
For details about the setting procedure in the [Rec] menu (→26)
Set the size (number of pixels) of still pictures.[High Sens.[Motion Picture] Mode .] in Scene Mode ●Mosaic effect may appear depending on subject and recording conditions. . ● ●Extended Optical Zoom can be used for picture sizes indicated with ●Extended Optical Zoom is not available in the following cases.
.3 M 10. This setting determines how many pictures you can record. ■ Mode:
DMC-S1 Recording pixel level type 14 M 10 M 5M 3M 4320×3240 Recording pixel level type 12 M 8M 5M 3M 4000×3000
3648×2736 2560×1920 2048×1536 640×480 4320×2880 4320×2432
3264×2448 2560×1920 2048×1536 640×480 4000×2672 4000×2248
■ Settings: [
] (Intelligent ISO) /  /  /  /  / 
 Bright (outdoors) Slow Low Increased  Dark Fast High Less
[Sensitivity] Location (recommended) Shutter speed Interference Jitter of the subject
] is automatically set in a range up to 1600 based on subject movement and brightness. power to the camera is cut.For details about the setting procedure in the [Rec] menu (→26)
Set the picture size of motion pictures. static electricity or
electromagnetic waves may cause the screen to go black momentarily or noise to be recorded. ●When recording motion pictures. ●When recording motion pictures using an AC adaptor. or the picture or sound quality may be poor.
●Depending on the motion picture recording environment. and the motion picture in progress is no longer recorded. ●If you attempt to play motion pictures recorded with the camera on other devices. We recommend higher settings to take clear pictures in darker locations. if you unplug the AC adaptor or a power outage occurs. playback may not be possible. Additionally. it is recommended to use a sufficiently charged battery or an AC adaptor (optional) and DC coupler (optional). incorrect recording information may be indicated. of Frames 30 fps
Picture Aspect Ratio 16:9 4:3
∗ [QVGA] is fixed when recording to the built-in memory.
Set ISO Sensitivity (sensitivity to lighting) manually. ■ Mode:
Picture Quality [HD] [VGA] [QVGA]∗
Picture Size 1280 × 720 pixels 640 × 480 pixels 320 × 240 pixels
No. ●Scope of flash recording (→37)
In such cases. clear sky) / (outdoor. This function may also not work correctly even within the range if there are many light sources present.g. • The White Balance you set is retained even after the power is turned off. Point the camera towards a white object (e. and then set the White Balance again.
Only takes picture of white objects within frame (step )
. (outdoor. ] ●We recommend setting to [AWB] or [ when under fluorescent lighting. shade) / (uses value set in
Blue sky Cloudy sky (rain) Shade Sunlight White fluorescent lighting Incandescent lighting Sunset/sunrise Candlelight
●Picture may appear red or blue if out of
K=Kelvin color Temperature
■ Setting White Balance manually (
) Select and press [MENU/SET].Using the [Rec] menu (Continued)
[White Balance] ■ Mode: ■ Settings: [AWB] (automatic) /
[AWB] operational range:
10000K 9000K 8000K 7000K 6000K 5000K 4000K 3000K 2000K 1000K
Adjust coloring to suit light source if colors otherwise appear unnatural. paper) and press [MENU/SET]. cloudy sky) / (incandescent lighting) / )/ (set manually)
(outdoor. adjust the subject to an appropriate brightness. • White Balance setting may not be possible if the subject is too bright or too dark. • White Balance is set to . Press [MENU/SET].
etc. [Night Scenery].
Taking front-on pictures of people (Face Detection)
Subject not centered in picture (AF area displayed only when focused) (11-area-focusing) Determined position for focus (1-area-focusing)
Focuses on AF area in center of picture. the AF mode setting is fixed to . ●Cannot set to “Face Detection” in the following cases: ●If the camera misinterprets a non-human subject as a face in the “Face Detection” ●If faces cannot be detected such as when subjects are looking at places other than the
camera or when the subject is moving rapidly. ●In [Fireworks] Scene Mode. the AF mode setting switches to . the frame turns green when the camera is focused. Other faces that are the same distance away as faces within the yellow AF area are also focused. switch to another setting. [Panorama Assist]. White: Displayed when more than one face is detected. Automatically focuses on any of 11 points. AF area Yellow: When the shutter button is pressed halfway.For details about the setting procedure in the [Rec] menu (→26)
Method of aligning focus can be changed according to position and number of subjects. ■ Mode:
Detected faces (up to 15 people) and adjusts exposure and focus accordingly. (Recommended when focus is difficult to align)
●AF area becomes larger in dark locations or when using Digital Zoom. setting. [Food] Scene Modes
Succession of still pictures taken while shutter button is held down. ●Cannot change the setting in [Motion Picture] Mode.
Digital Zoom area is displayed within zoom bar on screen.
light and dark areas. • We recommend using a tripod and [Selftimer]. ■ Mode:
/[OFF] Speed No. the flash is disabled.
• Zoom motion stops momentarily when entering Digital Zoom range. 2 pictures/sec The burst speed differs according to the writing speed of the card and picture size.] Scene Mode.
Enables a rapid succession of still pictures to be taken. Exposure and White Balance is adjusted for each ●Burst speed may be reduced if ISO Sensitivity is set to high.Using the [Rec] menu (Continued)
[Digital Zoom] ■ Mode: ■ Settings: [ON]/[OFF]
Multiplies effect of Optical Zoom or Extended Optical Zoom by up to 4 times. ●When you record subjects in motion where there is a significant difference between ●The setting is fixed to [OFF] in [Panorama Assist] and [Fireworks] Scene Modes. of pictures
Until card/built-in memory is full Approx.
Digital Zoom area
●The setting is fixed to [OFF] in [High Sens.
. reduced in darker locations. • Within Digital Zoom range. The setting in other Recording
Mode is applied. AF area is displayed larger when the shutter button is pressed halfway.
●Focus is fixed from first picture. it may not be possible to achieve the optimal exposure. picture. or if shutter speed is ●When burst is selected.
The setting in other Recording Mode is applied. ■ Mode:
■ Settings: [ON]/[OFF]
●Available only when [AF Mode] is set to (Face Detection).
AF Assist Lamp
[Red-Eye Removal] (DMC-S3 only)
Automatically detects red-eye and corrects still picture data when recording with flash Red-Eye Reduction ( ). [B/W]. [Night Scenery]. is displayed in the flash icon. ●The red-eye effect may not be corrected under certain conditions. etc.
[AF Assist Lamp]
Illuminates lamp when dark to facilitate focus alignment. and [SEPIA] can only be set.
• Do not block the lamp with your fingers or look at it from close range. ●In ([Intelligent Auto] Mode).28 feet).)
●The AF Assist Lamp has an effective distance of 1 m (3.
. [STANDARD]. • The AF Assist Lamp’s effective distance becomes shorter when using the zoom and depending on subject conditions. ●The setting is fixed to [OFF] in the following Scene Modes. ●When [ON] is selected. [Sunset]. ■ Mode:
■ Settings: [STANDARD] / [NATURAL] (soft) / [VIVID] (sharp) / [B/W] / [SEPIA] /
[COOL] (more blue) / [WARM] (more red)
●If interference is noticeable in dark locations: Set to [NATURAL]. [Fireworks] ●Cannot change the setting in [Motion Picture] Mode.For details about the setting procedure in the [Rec] menu (→26)
Set color effects. [Self Portrait]. [Scenery]. ■ Mode: ■ Settings: [ON]: Lamp illuminated with halfway press of shutter button ( and larger AF area displayed) [OFF]: Lamp off (taking pictures of animals in dark.
in the date format set in [Clock Set].Using the [Rec] menu (Continued)
[Stabilizer] ■ Mode: ■ Settings: [ON]/[OFF]
Automatically detects and prevents jitter.
●The setting is fixed to [ON] in [Self Portrait] Scene Mode. Same function as that in [Setup] menu. (Date printing may be overlapping. The setting in other Recording
Mode is applied. Stamps the recording date on still pictures.
●Date stamps on still pictures cannot be erased. ●Cases where Optical Image Stabilizer may be ineffective:
. fast-moving objects. with date stamps. high zoom ratio (also in the Digital Zoom range).)
Set the clock (→16). indoors or in dark locations (due to low shutter speed)
[Date Stamp] ■ Mode: ■ Settings: [W/O Time]/[With Time]/[OFF]
Mode. ●The date is not stamped when [Burst] is set or when [Panorama Assist] is set in Scene ●Do not request date printing in store or make date printing on printer for still pictures ●Cannot change the setting in [Intelligent Auto] Mode.
Different playback methods (Playback Mode)
Playback Mode: Recorded pictures can be played back in a variety of ways. pictures are played back from the built-in memory. ●After you switch from Recording Mode to Playback Mode.
. the Playback Mode
automatically becomes [Normal Play].
Press the Playback button
Display the screen for Playback Mode selection
■[Normal Play] ■[Slide Show] ■[Filtering Play] ■[Calendar]
(→55) (→55) (→54) (→22)
Select the method of playback
●When no card is inserted.
Select [Start] with ▲ and press [MENU/SET]
• Press [ / ] to return to menu screen during Slide Show. the picture may appear in black and white as a screen effect. (Select category with ▲▼◄► and press [MENU/SET]. ● When a picture is displayed that was recorded in portrait orientation.
Pause/Play (While paused) Previous Stop (While paused) Next Volume down Volume up
■Operations during Slide Show
● When [URBAN] has been selected. some [Effect] items do not operate.] / [5 SEC.] / [3 SEC. [OFF]: The audio portion is not played.
.] / [2 SEC.] (Only available when [Effect] is [OFF]) [ON]/[OFF] [ON]: The audio portion is played to match effects. Recommended when viewing on TV screen. the initial screens of motion pictures are played back as still pictures in the Slide Show.) (→55) Display pictures set as [Favorite]. ● Music effects cannot be added.
Set playback effects
[Effect] (Select music and effects according to picture atmosphere) Only available with [AUTO] [Category Selection] setting [NATURAL] Playback with relaxed music and screen [SLOW] transition effects [SWING] [URBAN] [OFF] Playback with livelier music and screen transition effects No effects [Setup] [1 SEC.
Select playback method
[All] [Category Selection] [Favorite] Playback of all still pictures Select a category and play back.Different playback methods (Playback Mode)
Automatically plays back still pictures in order and to music. ● Motion pictures cannot be played back in a Slide Show. When the [Motion Picture] category is
Display pictures set as [Favorite]. select
Recording information such as Scene Modes /[Baby]
[Sports]/[Party]/[Fireworks]/[Beach]/[Snow] [Baby] [Food] [Motion Picture]
Select the date from the calendar screen to view only the pictures taken on that day (→24).
When [Category Selection] has been selected in step a category
[Category] [Portrait]/ [Scenery]/ /[Soft Skin]/[Self Portrait]/[Night Portrait]/ /[Sunset]/ /[Night Scenery]/
.For details about the switching Playback Mode procedure (→53)
You can narrow down the pictures displayed to view only a selected category or your favorite pictures.
Select the method to narrow down the displayed pictures
[Category Selection] [Favorite] Display only pictures in the selected category.
Copy pictures to a card (→62) before making [Upload Set] settings. select [OK]
Press ◄ to select [Yes]. reducing the picture size. such as setting a picture to be uploaded to image-sharing websites. etc.
Web upload setting
Web upload setting
When [MULTI] has been selected in step
. and then press [MENU/SET]
. Set-up: Press [MENU/SET] → [Playback] menu → Select [Upload Set]
Select [SINGLE] or [MULTI]
Select picture and make setting
• To cancel → Press [MENU/SET] again. setting write-protect.Using the [Playback] menu
Playback Mode: You can edit recorded pictures. • Pictures on the built-in memory cannot be set. • Only still pictures can be uploaded to Facebook and only motion pictures can be uploaded to YouTube. For details about the setting procedure in the [Playback] menu (→26)
You can select pictures on the camera for uploading to image-sharing websites (Facebook or YouTube).
. the built-in uploading tool automatically makes copies on the card inside the camera. Connect the camera to your computer (→63) before performing uploading operations. For more details.For details about the setting procedure in the [Playback] menu (→26)
■ Uploading to image-sharing websites
When setting [Upload Set].
■ To clear all
Select [CANCEL] in step and select [Yes].
●May not be compatible with pictures taken on other devices. ●Not available on cards with less than 512 MB. refer to (→65).
etc. (Still pictures recorded at the smallest recording pixel level cannot be further reduced.) Set-up: Press [MENU/SET] → [Playback] menu → Select [Resize]
■ [SINGLE] Select [SINGLE]
Select still picture
Current size Size after change
• After confirmation. press [ / ] to return to the menu screen.Using the [Playback] menu (Continued)
Picture size can be reduced to facilitate e-mail attachment and use in webpages.
.For details about the setting procedure in the [Playback] menu (→26)
■ [MULTI] Select [MULTI] in step Select size
on the previous page
Select still picture (up to 50 pictures)
• To cancel → Press [MENU/SET] again. or still pictures that have been taken with [Date
Stamp]. May not be compatible with still pictures taken on other devices. ●You cannot resize motion pictures.
●Picture quality is reduced after resizing.
• To cancel → Press [MENU/SET] again. • After confirmation.
●Cannot be set in [Favorite] of [Filtering Play] Playback Mode. press [ / ] to return to the menu screen. ●May not be compatible with still pictures taken on other devices. you can enjoy [Slide Show] or [Filtering Play] of these pictures only.
■ To clear all
Select [CANCEL] in step and select [Yes]. Set-up: Press [MENU/SET] → [Playback] menu → Select [Favorite]
Select [SINGLE] or [MULTI]
Select picture and make setting
Favorite picture setting
Favorite picture setting
• Up to 999 pictures can be selected. or you can delete all pictures except your favorites.
.Using the [Playback] menu (Continued)
By labeling your favorite pictures with a star ( ).
For details about the setting procedure in the [Playback] menu (→26)
Set protection to disable picture deletion. ●If the write-protect switch is set to “LOCK.” pictures on the card cannot be deleted even
if they are not protected with the camera setting. Set-up: Press [MENU/SET] → [Playback] menu → Select [Protect]
Select [SINGLE] or [MULTI]
Select picture and make setting
• To cancel → Press [MENU/SET] again.
■ To clear all
Select [CANCEL] in step and select [Yes].
■ To cancel while releasing all
. Prevents deletion of important pictures.
●May not be effective when using other devices. press [ / ] to return to the menu screen. ●Formatting will cause even protected files to be deleted. • After confirmation.
folder for copying will be created when copying from built-in memory to card ( Identically-named files will not be copied from card to built-in memory ( ). ). press [ / ] to return to the menu screen.
When selecting . ●The following settings will not be copied. ). press ◄► to select a picture.
●Copying pictures may take several minutes. and then press [MENU/SET] Select [Yes]
• To cancel → Press [MENU/SET]. [Favorite]. operations during copying. [Protect] ●Only pictures from Panasonic digital cameras (LUMIX) may be copied. • After confirmation.Using the [Playback] menu (Continued)
You can copy pictures between built-in memory and memory card. Set them again after copying. Do not turn off power or perform other ●If identical names (folder/file numbers) are present in the copy destination. Set-up: Press [MENU/SET] → [Playback] menu → Select [Copy]
Select the copy method (direction)
: Copy all pictures from built-in memory to card (go to step : Copy 1 picture at a time from card to built-in memory.
Select [PC] on the camera
Operate with your computer
USB connection cable (always use cable supplied)
■To cancel connection
Click “Safely Remove Hardware” in the Windows System Tray → disconnect USB connection cable → turn off camera power → disconnect AC adaptor
Check socket direction and insert straight in. This will erase recorded pictures. remove any memory cards. (Damage to socket shape can lead to faulty operation.html Getting Ready: • Charge the battery sufficiently. • When importing pictures from the built-in memory. refer to the following support website: http://panasonic. Use of cables other than the supplied USB connection cable may cause malfunction.
Turn on power of both camera and computer Connect camera to computer
• Please make sure you use the supplied USB connection cable. connect the AC adaptor (optional) and DC coupler (optional).) If the card is not recognized. (Do not format the card. • If your computer does not support SDXC Memory Cards.) [Access] (sending data) • Do not disconnect the USB connection cable while [Access] is displayed. a message will be displayed requesting you to format the card. Or.Using with your PC
Pictures and motion pictures can be imported from the camera to your computer by connecting the two together.
Drives are displayed on the desktop. ●For more details. ●Turn off power before inserting or removing memory cards. For details. ●When the battery begins to run out during communication. pictures taken with other cameras. etc.) ∗2 Note that if files in the AD_LUMIX folder or its subfolders are deleted.JPG : JPG: P1000999. • Only picture output can be performed from the camera.
Cancel communication via your computer immediately. Use a sufficiently charged battery or an AC adaptor (optional) and DC coupler (optional).
●Do not use any other USB connection cables except the one supplied.)
DCIM (Still pictures/motion pictures) 100_PANA (Up to 999 pictures/folder) P1000001.
■Folder and file names on computer
Drives are displayed in “My Computer” or “Computer” folder. ●Some computers can read directly from the camera’s memory card.
■When using Windows XP. or Mac OS X
The camera can be connected to your computer even if you select [PictBridge(PTP)] in the step on the previous page. consult your computer operating manual. • When using cards already containing the same folder number (for example.) • It may not be possible to import if there are 1000 or more pictures on the card. (Picture deletion can also be performed with Windows Vista and Windows 7.
. “NO_NAME”.Using with your PC (Continued)
You can save pictures to use on your computer by dragging and dropping folders and files into separate folders on your computer.JPG Still pictures 101_PANA MOV: ∗1 : Motion pictures 999_PANA MISC (DPOF files. pictures cannot be uploaded to image-sharing websites. see the manual for your computer.EXE (Uploading tool)
∗1 New folders are created in the following cases: • When pictures are added to folders containing files numbered 999. Windows Vista. or “Untitled”. warning beep sounds. Windows 7. Favorite) AD_LUMIX (Folder for Web uploading)∗2 LUMIXUP. (Displayed as “LUMIX”.
●Because YouTube and Facebook services and specifications are subject to change. Uploading pictures from the camera is easy with a computer connected to a network. Windows Vista.
Uploading pictures to image-sharing websites
Using the uploading tool (LUMIX Image Uploader). • This tool supports only computers that run on Windows XP.
After importing pictures to your computer.
operation of online services cannot be guaranteed in the future. There is no need to copy pictures to your computer or install specialized software. (To view the manual for LUMIX Image Uploader.) Getting ready: • Use [Upload Set] to select the pictures for uploading • Connect your computer to the Internet • Create an account for the applicable image-sharing website and prepare your login information
Double-click “LUMIXUP. Uploading tool (LUMIX Image Uploader) may start automatically. you can print or e-mail them. use Internet Explorer.EXE” to start it
• If you have installed “PHOTOfunSTUDIO” from the CD-ROM (supplied).Using “PHOTOfunSTUDIO” to copy pictures to your computer
●Read the separate operating instructions for more information about the operating
environment and the installation. 2010) ●Do not upload pictures protected by copyright except when you are the copyright holder or permission has been obtained from the corresponding copyright holder. (This service is available as of December 1. Available services and screens are subject to change without notice. even when you are away from your regular computing environment. and Windows 7. you can upload still pictures and motion pictures to image-sharing websites (Facebook or YouTube).
Select the upload destination
• Do the further steps in accordance with the instructions displayed on the computer screen.
). remove any memory cards. Or. Getting Ready: • Charge the battery sufficiently. (Damage to socket shape can lead to faulty operation.
Select [PictBridge(PTP)] on the camera
Press ◄► to select a picture to print. ●If the battery runs out during communication. Use a sufficiently charged battery or an AC adaptor (optional) and DC coupler (optional).
●Do not use any other USB connection cables except the one supplied.
Check socket direction and insert straight in. a warning beep will sound. ●Turn off power before inserting or removing memory cards. ●Disconnect USB connection cable after printing.Printing
You can connect directly to a PictBridgecompatible printer for printing. Use of cables other than the supplied USB connection cable may cause malfunction. • When printing pictures from the built-in memory. connect the AC adaptor (optional) and DC coupler (optional).) • Do not disconnect the USB connection cable when the cable disconnection icon is displayed (displayed with some printers.
Turn on power of camera and printer Connect camera to printer
• Make sure you use the supplied USB connection cable. and then press [MENU/SET] Select [Print start]
USB connection cable (always use cable supplied)
(Print settings (→68))
■To cancel print
Press [MENU/SET]. as needed. Cancel printing
and disconnect the USB connection cable. • Adjust the print quality or other settings on your printer.
●An orange ● displayed during printing indicates an error message. (Press [MENU/SET] again to release selection. Request date printing in store. ●Using printer: Recording date can be printed by setting [Print with Date] (→68) to [ON] when connecting to a printer compatible with date printing. and press [MENU/SET]. ●Using computer: Print settings for recording date and text information can be made using the supplied CD-ROM “PHOTOfunSTUDIO”.) Press ◄ to select [OK]. For details. select pictures with [MENU/ SET] to print.)
Print with date
●Printing in store: Only recording date can be printed. check in advance that the store can accept this size. Print pictures selected as [Favorite].
• When printing still pictures of 16:9 Aspect Ratio.Some printers can print directly from the camera’s memory card. ●Print may be divided into several times if printing a large amount of pictures.
●Select [Yes] if print confirmation screen is displayed.
Printing multiple pictures
Select [Multi Print] in step on the previous page Select item (See below for details) Print (Previous page )
• [Multi Select]: • [Select All]: • [Favorite]:
Scroll between pictures with ▲▼◄►.
(Remaining sheets display may differ from set number. Print all pictures. see the manual for your printer.
6 mm) [A4] (210×297 mm) (printer takes priority) / (1 picture. set the ●To print to paper sizes/layouts not supported by this camera.
. and make settings on the printer.4 mm) (54×85.4 mm) (203. ●To arrange “2 pictures” or “4 pictures” in the same still pictures.2×254 mm) (216×279.) ●When setting [Print with Date] to [ON].of prints] [ON]/[OFF]
Set number of pictures (up to 999 pictures) (printer takes priority) [L/3. no border) / (2 pictures) / (4 pictures)
●Items only compatible with the printer may be displayed. check the date printing settings on the printer (printer settings may be prioritized).5”×5”] (89×127 mm) [2L/5”×7”] (127×178 mm) [POSTCARD] (100×148 mm) [16:9] (101. (Consult your printer’s operating manual.Printing (Continued)
Making print settings on the camera
(Make settings before selecting [Print start]) Select item Select setting
Item [Print with Date] [Num. with border) / [A3] [10×15 cm] [4”×6”] [8”×10”] [LETTER] [CARD SIZE] (297×420 mm) (100×150 mm) (101.6×180. set to
number of prints for the still pictures to 2 or 4.6×152.6 mm)
Connect camera to TV
●Set to auxiliary input. • When using SDHC or SDXC Memory Cards. and the version DMC-S3PC/DMCS1PC sold in Canada. ●Pictures rotated to portrait may be blurred slightly.) ●Some televisions may cut off the edges of pictures.
●Do not use any other cables except a genuine Panasonic AV cable (optional). (Damage to socket shape can lead to faulty operation. (PAL video out is not available on the version DMC-S3P/DMC-S1P sold in the U. ●You can play back pictures on TVs in other countries (regions) which use the NTSC or
PAL system when you set [Video Out] in [Setup] menu.Viewing on TV screen
You can view still pictures and motion pictures on a TV by connecting the camera to your TV with the AV cable (optional). change the screen mode settings on the TV side. ●If aspect ratios are incorrect or if the top and bottom of the picture are cut off on widescreen or high-definition televisions. or not display them full screen. Getting Ready: • Complete the [TV Aspect] setting. • Turn off both the camera and television. Check socket direction and insert straight in.
Turn on camera Press the Playback button
Turn on TV
Yellow: To video socket
AV cable (optional) White: To audio socket
■When using TVs with an SD card slot
Insert the SD Memory Card into the SD card slot • Still pictures only can be played back.S. be sure to play each type of card in equipment compatible with the particular format. ●Also consult TV operating manual.
. 32. 21. 39) 2 Picture Size (→46) 3
9 ISO Sensitivity (→47)
4 5 6 7 8
Recording quality (→47) Flash Mode (→36) Optical Image Stabilizer (→52) Jitter alert (→32) White Balance (→48) Color Mode (→51) Battery capacity (→15) Burst Mode (→50) Focus (→18) AF area (→33) Self-timer Mode (→35)
10 Exposure Compensation (→38) 11 12 13 14 15
Aperture value/Shutter speed (→32)
AF Assist Lamp (→51) Current date/time Age in years/months (→43) Elapsed recording time (→21) Date Stamp (→52) Save destination (→14) Recording state 16 Number of recordable pictures (→15) Remaining recording time (→21) RXXhXXmXXs∗
Focus range Zoom (→20.List of LCD monitor displays
1 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 Recording Mode (→18.
Favorites (→60) Date Stamp (→52) Color Mode (→51) Picture Size (→46) 3 Battery capacity (→15) 4 Picture number/Total pictures (→22) Elapsed playback time (→23) 5 Recorded date and time World time setting (→45) Age in years/months (→43) Aperture value/Shutter speed (→32) ISO Sensitivity (→47)
Flash Mode (→36) White Balance (→48) Exposure Compensation (→38) 7 Motion picture recording time (→23) XXhXXmXXs∗ 8 Folder/File number (→22. “minute” and “second”. [m] and [s] indicate “hour”. • Screens shown here are only examples. The actual display may vary.
1 9 8 7 2 3 4
1 Playback Mode (→53) 2 Protected picture (→61)
6 Recording Mode (→18. 32.Press ▼ to change display (→34). 21.
. 64) Save destination (→14) 9 Motion pictures (→23) Cable disconnection warning icon (→66)
[Format built-in memory?] [Built-In Memory Error]
[Not enough space on built-in memory]
●Displayed when formatting built-in memory via computer. etc. the pictures are copied until the capacity of the card becomes full. When you copy pictures from
the built-in memory to the card (batch copy). → File is not of DCF standard.
→ Reformat directly using camera.Message displays
●Non-DCF pictures (→22) cannot be deleted. ●The lens is not working correctly. Data will be deleted.
●The card format cannot be used with this camera.
[Insert SD card again] → Insert card again.
[No additional selections can be made] [Some pictures cannot be deleted] [This picture cannot be deleted]
→ Save needed data on a computer or other device.
[Please turn camera off and then on again] [System Error] → Turn on power again. ●Try with a different card. ●More than 999 pictures have been set as [Favorite]. → Picture taken or edited on a different device. [Not enough memory on the card]
●There is no space left on the built-in memory or the card. (→30)
●Access to card has failed. ●The number of pictures allowing [Resize] (multiple settings) at once has exceeded. (→30)
●The number of pictures that can be deleted at once has exceeded. and then use [Format] on the camera. This card cannot be used in this camera. and then use [Format] on the camera. [Try another card]
[Memory card error. Format this card?] → Save needed data on a computer or other device. (Consult the dealer or your nearest Service Center if display still remains) [Copy could not be completed]
●Pictures cannot be copied in the following cases:
[Some pictures cannot be copied]
→ Picture of same name already exists in built-in memory when copying from card.
→ Message disappears when cable is also connected to another device. ●Try with a different card. and then use [Format] on the camera. ●If recording stops even when using a card with speed of “Class 6” or faster.
. ●USB connection cable is only connected to camera.
[Memory Card Error]
[Memory card parameter error]
●Data read has failed.
→ Check whether card has been inserted correctly (→11). the data writing speed is low. ●When cards in capacities of 4 GB or more are used.
●Folder numbers in use have reached 999.
[Picture is displayed for 16:9 TV]
[A folder cannot be created]
→ Save needed data on a computer or other device. We recommend backing up the data on the memory card and reformatting it.
●Card may possibly be damaged. use a card rated with an SD speed class∗ of “Class 6” or higher. only SDHC or SDXC Memory
Cards are supported.
→ To remove message immediately → Press [MENU/SET].
[Motion recording was cancelled due to the limitation of the writing speed of the card] ●When recording motion picture. (→30) ●Motion picture recording may be automatically terminated with certain cards. (→30) [Picture is displayed for 4:3 TV]
●AV cable is connected to camera. before re-inserting and turning on power again.
[Read Error]/[Write Error]
[Please check the card]
●Data write has failed.Meanings and required responses to major messages displayed on LCD monitor. ∗ SD speed class refers to a specification for sustained write speeds.
●Card is not of SD standard. → Turn off power and remove card. → To change aspect ratio → Change [TV Aspect] (→29).
●Built-in memory/card is full.Q&A
Try checking these items (→74 . ●Not set to mode appropriate for distance to subject. ●Battery is not inserted correctly (→11). → Press the Playback button to switch to Recording Mode. Focus not aligned correctly.)
Battery. Recorded pictures are too bright/too dark. etc. 50)
. → Set [Digital Zoom] to [OFF] and [Sensitivity] to [ ]. (→28) → Turn on the power again. (Note that except for some items such as [Clock Set]. ●Battery needs recharging. ●Adjust the exposure (→38).
Cannot record pictures. Recorded pictures look white. dry cloth.). performing [Reset] in the [Setup] menu may resolve the issue. (→47. Optical Image Stabilizer ineffective. ●The camera is in Playback Mode. 2-3 pictures are taken when I press the shutter button just once. ●Shutter speed is slower in dark locations and Optical Image Stabilizer is less effective. The power cuts off during use. ●Camera is set to use [Burst] (→50). or needs recharging.79) first. keeping arms close to body. → Free space by deleting unwanted pictures (→25). all settings are returned to their values from the time of purchase. → Hold camera firmly with both hands. → Clean lens surface with a soft. power
Camera does not work even if power is turned on. (Focus range varies according to Recording Mode. ●Lens is dirty (fingerprints. ●Camera is set to [Auto Power Off]. ●Lens is foggy (→4). Recorded pictures are blurred. If the problem persists. ●Caused by jitter or subject movement (→52).) ●Subject outside of focus range.
(→30) The beep volume is low. monitor shuts off until next picture can be recorded. ●When recording motion picture. or shutter speed is low. ●If recording stops even when using a card with speed of “Class 6” or faster.)
. (Picture becomes slightly coarser in response to high sensitivity.) Brightness or coloring of recorded picture different from real life.) → Lower [Sensitivity] (→47). (Default [Sensitivity] setting is [ ] – interference may appear with indoor pictures. ●We recommend keeping the screen away from strong light sources such as sunlight when taking pictures.) when recording to the built-in memory) Brightness is unstable. but not in still pictures. Some blurring may occur around these areas. ●The speaker is blocked. We recommend backing up the data on the memory card and reformatting it. access display may appear briefly after recording. This will be recorded in motion pictures. Red banding may appear on the LCD monitor or part or the entire screen may have a reddish tint. when recording or pressing the shutter button halfway. ●This is a characteristic of CCD and may appear if subject contains brighter areas. (Does not affect recorded picture. 6 seconds (max. ●Taking pictures under fluorescent lighting may require a faster shutter speed and result in slightly changed brightness or coloring. but this is not a fault. but this is not a fault. the data writing speed is low.
Monitor sometimes shuts off even though power is on.Recording (Continued)
Recorded pictures appear coarse. ●After recording. ●Camera is set to [High Sens. (Approx. ●With some cards. use a card rated with an SD speed class∗ of “Class 6” or higher. → Take pictures in brighter locations. and recording may end midway. ●Aperture value is set while shutter button is pressed halfway. ●ISO Sensitivity is high. → Set [Color Mode] to [NATURAL] (→51). Motion picture recording stops midway. ∗ SD speed class refers to a specification for sustained write speeds.]. or there is interference.
set [OFF]. when you switch from Playback Mode to Recording Mode. ●This is not a fault. or picture taken with low battery. ●Camera set to [Filtering Play]. Black/blue/red/green dots or interference appears. [Sunset]. ●The speaker is blocked. (Flashes twice to prevent eyes from appearing red. Cannot view pictures. [Fireworks] Multiple flashes are emitted.Q&A
LCD monitor (Continued)
Monitor flickers indoors. ●Monitor may flicker after turning on (prevents influence from fluorescent lighting). [Night Scenery]. ●Battery removed immediately after picture taken. Monitor looks distorted when touched. . [Scenery].
. → Set Playback Mode to [Normal Play] (→53). The Playback volume and beep volume are low.] is set to → For full-screen display without picture rotation. ●Press the Playback button. ●[Rotate Disp. ●Flash is disabled when using [Burst] or when using the following Scene Modes. ●Picture edited on computer or taken with a different device. Picture is black. ●Red-Eye Reduction is active (→36). → Use [Format] to delete (→30). ●The current date and [Age] are displayed for about 5 seconds in instances such as when the camera is turned on. from built-in memory if card is not inserted). and will not be recorded on the actual pictures. ●No pictures in built-in memory or card (pictures are played from card if inserted. ●Flash set to [Forced Flash Off] (→36). Folder/file number displayed as [-]. so there is no need to worry.
No flash emitted. Date/age is not displayed.)
Pictures have been rotated. [Panorama Assist]. when you switch to [Baby] Scene Mode.
(→69) ●The television has not been switched to auxiliary input. or [Red-Eye Removal] to [OFF] before recording.Playback (Continued)
Incorrect date displayed in Calendar Playback. TV screen display different to LCD monitor. white round spots may appear on the picture caused by the flash reflecting particles of dust in the air. (DMC-S3 only) ●When digital red-eye correction ( . motion pictures recorded with this camera cannot be played on Panasonic LUMIX digital cameras sold before July 2008. ●Aspect ratio may be incorrect or edges may be cut off with certain televisions. → Connect the camera to the TV with the AV cable (optional). (Incorrect date may be displayed in Calendar Playback on pictures copied to computer and then back to camera. printer
No image appear on TV. ) is operating. Blackened red areas in recorded pictures. the digital red-eye correction function may blacken the red areas. The sound of the recorded motion pictures sometimes breaks up. This is not a malfunction. Image blurred or not colored.)
TV. ●This unit automatically adjusts the aperture during motion picture recording. they may be displayed with poor picture quality. ●Card is inserted into TV.) White round spots like soap bubbles appear on the recorded picture. (→69)
. → We recommend setting the Flash Mode to . . Motion pictures recorded on this camera cannot be played on other devices. or . ●If you take a picture with the flash in a dark place or indoors. ●[Clock Set] is incorrect (→16). Cannot play motion pictures on TV. A characteristic of this is that the number of round spots and their position differ in every picture. ●Motion pictures (Motion JPEG) recorded with this camera may not be played on digital cameras of other manufacturers. the sound may break up. (However. This is not a fault. At such times. ●Picture edited on computer or taken with a different device. if a subject is recorded that has skin-colored areas with red areas inside. ●Not connected correctly. computer. If so. ●The still pictures may have been recorded with another device. if computer and camera dates differ. and then access Playback Mode on the camera. motion pictures recorded with LUMIX digital cameras sold before this date can be played on this camera. Additionally. [Thumbnail is displayed] is shown on the screen.
. ●Select [PC] when connecting the camera to your computer. computer. (You are using an SDXC Memory Card.) is not blocking access to YouTube or Facebook. printer (Continued)
Picture is not displayed on full TV screen. → With supplied software: Select “with dates” within print settings. Uploading to YouTube or Facebook cannot be performed properly. e-mail address and password) is correct. The card is not recognized by the computer. → Confirm that the resident software (such as anti-virus software and the firewall. (Consult printer operating manual. ●Disconnect USB connection cable and reconnect with card in place.html ●When you insert a card. ●Printer is not compatible with PictBridge. → Confirm that the login information (login ID. ●The pictures were recorded in → If printing in shop. user name. ●Check whether computer has recognized camera. (→63) Computer does not recognize card (only reads built-in memory). ●Make date printing settings before printing. Cannot print when connecting to printer. ●If [Access] remains displayed on the LCD monitor. etc.) aspect ratio. → Confirm that the PC is connected to the Internet. ●Check [TV Aspect] settings (→29). → Check the YouTube or Facebook site. ●Select [PictBridge(PTP)] when connecting the camera to your computer.) ●Make sure your computer supports SDXC memory cards. (→66) Cannot print the date. turn off the camera and then disconnect the USB cable. ●Use [Date Stamp] function when taking a picture. http://panasonic. Cannot send pictures to computer. check if 16:9 sizes can be printed. ●Release any trimming or edgeless printing settings on printer before printing. ●Not connected correctly (→63). (→52) Edges cut off pictures when printing. a message will be displayed requesting you to format the card. but do not format it.net/avc/sdcard/information/SDXC.Q&A
AF Assist Lamp is not illuminated. → Reset the clock (→16). ●Not illuminated in bright locations or when using [Scenery]. ●Camera has been left for a long period. [Night Scenery]. [Fireworks]. ●Camera may become a little warm during use. the slide show is suddenly displayed. ●[AF Assist Lamp] is set to [OFF]. ●Pictures may be slightly warped or colored around the edges. ●It takes too long to set (clock will be behind by the same lapse of time). ●Change [Language] setting (→31). ●Battery was removed/inserted with power on. ●When brightness changes. picture becomes slightly warped and the edges of the subject become colored. but this is due to aperture settings being made. (Does not affect recording.Others
Menu not displayed in desired language. (Numbers may jump backwards if folder/file numbers are not correctly recorded. but this does not affect performance or quality. Press [ / ] to return to the menu screen. but this is not a fault. Camera is hot. the lens may make a clicking noise and the monitor brightness may also change.) When the camera is left alone. File numbers have jumped backwards. ●File numbers are reset when new folders are created (→64). File numbers are not recorded in sequence. ●[AF Assist Lamp] is set to [ON] (→51). ●This sound is made by the lens movement and is not a fault. [Self Portrait]. or [Sunset] Scene Modes. When using zoom. ●This is the [Auto Demo] to introduce the features of the camera.) Clock is incorrect. Lens makes a clicking noise. Red lamp illuminated when pressing shutter button halfway in dark locations.
. Camera rattles if shaken. depending on the zoom ratio.
60 %RH) and no major temperature changes. ●Never leave the camera and the battery in a car or on a car hood in the summer. or pictures may be distorted. and wipe with a soft. ●Do not use benzene. ●If using a chemically-treated cloth. dry cloth. as these may damage the outer casing and finish of the camera. and may cause a fire and the battery to burst due to the high temperature. turn the camera off and remove the battery or disconnect the AC adaptor (optional). the recorded pictures and sound may be adversely affected.). or kitchen detergent. ●Do not extend the supplied cord or cable.25 °C (59 °F . • Do not use the camera near cell phones because doing so may result in noise adversely affecting the pictures and sound. commuter passes. may be adversely affected by the magnetic influence of the speaker. thinners.
Caring for your camera
To clean your camera. • Magnetized objects such as bank cards.
. ●Do not allow camera to come into contact with pesticides or volatile substances (can cause surface damage or coating to peel). ●Charge battery once per year and use completely before storing again. before wiping again with a dry cloth. Store batteries
removed to prevent damage through over-discharge). by strong magnetic fields created by speakers or large motors. • Recorded data may be damaged. ●Store together with a drying agent (silica gel) if leaving in a drawer.Usage cautions and notes
When in use
●Camera may become warm if used for long periods of time. video games etc. but this is not a fault. ●Keep the camera as far away as possible from electromagnetic equipment (such
as microwave ovens. Do not use the camera near radio transmitters or high-voltage lines. alcohol. read the supplied instructions carefully. Then reinsert the battery or reconnect the AC adaptor and turn the camera on. disturbing the pictures and sound. • If the camera is adversely affected by electromagnetic equipment and stops functioning properly. TVs. ●Do not keep objects that may be influenced magnetically close to the speaker.
When not using for a while
●Turn off camera power before removing battery and card (ensure that battery is ●Do not leave in contact with rubber or plastic bags. ●Use a damp cloth to remove stubborn stains. • If you record near radio transmitters or high-voltage lines. generation of heat. the pictures and sound on the camera may be disrupted by electromagnetic wave radiation. in cool (15 °C .77 °F)) places with low humidity (40 %RH . etc. remove the battery or disconnect the power plug from the outlet. • If you use the camera on top of or near a TV. • Electromagnetic wave radiation generated by microprocessors may adversely affect the camera. It may cause leakage of the battery electrolyte. watches.
direct sunlight. breakdowns. electromagnetic waves. or other operations. or expose to strong impacts. see “When disposing of/ transferring memory cards” in the previous section. • If the above operations cannot be performed because of a camera malfunction. hard instruments such as ballpoint pens. direct or indirect. please reset the settings. Panasonic will not be liable for any damage that occurs. we recommend physically destroying the memory card itself. When disposing of or transferring your memory cards.
. or using commercially available computer data erasing software to completely delete the data from the card. repairs. as a result of the alteration or loss of data containing personal information. drop. static electricity. • Remove the memory card from the camera. ●Do not rub the LCD monitor forcefully or push on it. and then format (→30) the built-in memory.
If you set [Age] in [Baby] Mode. and does not completely delete the data from within the memory card. This may cause uneven display and damage ●Do not press on the monitor with sharp. • When ordering repairs. Data within memory cards should be managed responsibly. the LCD monitor
may be slightly less responsive than normal immediately after startup. consult with the dealer or nearest Service Center. • Do not bend.
●Do not press hard on the LCD monitor. (→29) • If any pictures are contained in the built-in memory. ●In cold climates or other situations when the camera becomes cold.Memory cards
●To prevent damage to cards and data
• Avoid high temperatures. copy (→62) them to a memory card if necessary. the monitor. ●When disposing of/transferring memory cards • If using the “format” or “delete” functions on your camera or computer. ●Disclaimer • Data containing personal information can be altered or lost due to malfunction. ●When ordering repairs or transferring/disposing of the camera • To protect your personal information. the built-in memory and other settings may be returned to the initial purchase state. keep in mind that the camera and recorded pictures will contain personal information. and static electricity. accidents. Normal brightness will return once the internal components have warmed up. When transferring or disposing of your memory card. • Do not touch connectors on reverse of card or allow them to become dirty or wet. this only changes the file management information.
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. company names. and product names printed in these instructions are trademarks or registered trademarks of the companies concerned.• SDXC Logo is a trademark of SD-3C. • Other names. • QuickTime and the QuickTime logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Apple Inc. • YouTube is a trademark of Google Inc. • This product uses “DynaFont” from DynaComware Corporation.