Panasonic DMC-TZ10 User Manual

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 Before use
Do a test shot first!
Check first to see if you can take pictures 
and record sounds (motion pictures/still 
pictures with audio) successfully.
We will not compensate for failed/
lost recording or for direct/indirect 
Panasonic will not provide compensation 
even if damage is caused by faults with 
camera or card.
 Carefully observe copyright laws.
• Recording of pre-recorded tapes or 
discs or other published or broadcast 
material for purposes other than your 
own private use may infringe copyright 
laws. Even for the purpose of private 
use, recording of certain material may 
be restricted.
Avoid shocks, vibration, and pressure.
• Avoid exposing the camera to strong 
vibration or shock; e.g. dropping or 
hitting the camera, or sitting down with 
the camera in your pocket. (Attach 
hand strap to avoid dropping camera. 
Hanging any items other than the 
supplied hand strap from the camera 
can apply pressure against it.)
• Do not press the lens or the LCD 
Do not get the camera wet or insert 
foreign objects.
This camera is not waterproof.
• Do not expose the camera to water, 
rain, or seawater.
(If camera gets wet, wipe with a soft, 
dry cloth. Wring cloth thoroughly first if 
wet with seawater, etc.)
• Avoid exposing lens and socket to dust 
or sand, and do not allow liquids to leak 
into gaps around buttons.
Avoid condensation caused by sudden 
changes in temperature and humidity.
• When moving between places of 
different temperature or humidity, place 
camera into a plastic bag and allow to 
adjust to conditions before use.
• If the lens clouds up, turn off the 
camera and leave for about two hours 
to allow camera to adjust to conditions.
• If the LCD monitor clouds up, wipe with 
a soft, dry cloth.
Read first
To prevent damage, malfunctions, and faults
• If lens is dirty:
Images may appear slightly white if lens 
is dirty (fingerprints, etc.).
Turn the power on, hold the extracted 
lens barrel with your fingers, and gently 
wipe the lens surface with a soft, dry 
• Do not leave the lens exposed to direct 
Camera ON/OFF switch
Do not touch the lens 
barrier, as this may 
damage lens. Be careful 
when removing camera 
from bag, etc.
When using a tripod or unipod
• Do not apply excessive force or tighten 
screws when they are crooked. (This 
may damage the camera, screw hole, 
or label.)
• Ensure that the tripod is stable. (Refer 
to the tripod instructions.)
When transporting
Turn off the camera.
Please also refer to ‘Usage cautions and 
notes’ (→163).
Certain pictures cannot be played 
• Pictures edited on a computer
• Pictures taken or edited on a different 
(Pictures taken or edited on this camera 
may also not be able to be played back 
on other cameras)
Software on the CD-ROM supplied
The following actions are prohibited:
• Making duplicates (copying) for sale 
or rent
• Copying onto networks
 LCD monitor characteristics
Extremely high precision technology is employed to produce the LCD monitor screen. 
However there may be some dark or bright spots (red, blue or green) on the screen. 
This is not a malfunction.
The LCD monitor screen has more than 99.99% effective pixels with 
a mere 0.01% of the pixels inactive or always lit. The spots will not be 
recorded on pictures on the built-in memory or a card.
Grip area
Unit temperature
The surface of the camera (especially the grip area, etc.), the battery 
and memory card may become warm during use.
This does not cause a problem with the performance or quality of the 
This manual provides operating instructions for the DMC-TZ10/DMC-ZS7/DMC-TZ8/DMC-ZS5.
The appearance, specifications, and screen display vary depending on the model that is used. The 
descriptions in this manual are primarily based on the DMC-TZ10/DMC-ZS7.
Details about functions specific to each model are indicated by symbols added to headings or at 
the end of descriptions, etc.
Functions available in the DMC-TZ10/DMC-ZS7 only: 
Functions available in the DMC-TZ8/DMC-ZS5 only: