Panasonic DMC-TZ10 User Manual

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 Taking motion pictures
Recording Mode: 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Set to 
Set to a position other than 
Press to start recording
There is no halfway pressing 
operation.
Recording is started after switching to 
the motion picture recording screen.
Switching motion picture 
mode∗
  
Motion picture recording 
screen
  
Actual screen displayed may vary according 
to [REC MODE].
You can also use zoom while recording 
motion pictures. 
 
• The zoom speed will be slower than normal. 
Also, the zoom speed changes according to 
the zoom range.
 
• When using zoom while recording motion 
pictures, it may take some time to focus. 
Press the motion picture button 
again to end recording
Switching still picture 
mode
Still picture recording 
screen
Enables motion pictures to be recorded with (stereo) audio. (Recording with muted sound 
is not possible.) Zoom can also be used during recording.
For the operating procedures for the DMC-TZ8/DMC-ZS5 (→76)
 
 Motion picture recording format ([REC MODE])
The camera can be changed between motion picture recording formats ([REC MODE]) 
when recording. 
[REC MODE] Mode can be set from the motion picture recording menu. (→108) 
Motion picture 
recording format 
([REC MODE]) 
Features
[AVCHD Lite(GPS 
REC)]∗
1
 
• Can record high-definition motion pictures. 
 
• Can record high-definition motion pictures longer than [MOTION JPEG] 
on cards of the same size.
 
• Pictures can be played back by inserting the card in an AVCHD-
compatible device.∗
2
[AVCHD Lite]∗
1
[MOTION JPEG]
 
• You can record high-definition motion pictures or small QVGA size 
motion pictures, etc, by changing picture quality settings.
 
• Recorded motion pictures can be played back with ‘QuickTime’ on a 
PC, etc. 
 
• Continuous recording time is available until the motion picture data 
volume reached 2 GB. To continue recording, press the motion picture 
button and begin recording again. 
1
  When the term “AVCHD Lite motion picture” is used in this manual, it means a motion picture 
recorded in [AVCHD Lite(GPS REC)] or [AVCHD Lite].
2
  Correct playback may not be possible with some compatible devices. Also, motion pictures 
recorded in [AVCHD Lite(GPS REC)] cannot be played back with Panasonic digital cameras 
(LUMIX) compatible with AVCHD (Lite) recording that were sold in or before 2009.
 
• When [GPS SETTING] is [ON] or 
, the location name information from the start of 
recording is recorded on motion pictures that are recorded in [AVCHD Lite(GPS REC)] or 
[MOTION JPEG]. (When positioning succeeds and location name information is acquired)
 
Recording motion pictures in 
The camera automatically detects the scene to record motion pictures with optimal 
settings.
  When scene does not 
correspond to any on the right.
 [i PORTRAIT]
 [i LOW LIGHT]
 [i SCENERY]
 [i MACRO]
 
• If brightness or other conditions change during recording, the Scene Mode will be 
changed automatically.
 
• In   mode, focus and exposure will be set according to the face detected.
 
 will be selected for nightscapes and other dark scenes. Flash cannot be used with 
this mode. 
 
• If conditions do not allow scenes to be detected easily (→35).
 
• If the camera does not select your desired Scene Mode, choosing an appropriate 
mode manually is recommended.
 
• The following menu options in the [MOTION PICTURE] menu can be set:
 
• [REC MODE]   • [REC QUALITY]
 
• The following functions are fixed:
 
• [DIGITAL ZOOM]: [OFF]   • [WIND CUT]: [OFF] 
 
• [WHITE BALANCE]: [AWB]   • [AF MODE]: 
 (Face Detection)∗   • [CONTINUOUS AF]: [ON]
∗ 
 1-area-focusing turns on when faces cannot be detected.
 
• [I.EXPOSURE] is activated automatically based on the conditions.
 
About the motion picture 
recording screen
Remaining recording time (approx.)
[CONTINUOUS AF] (→109)
[REC MODE] (→108)/
[REC QUALITY] (→108)
Elapsed recording time
 
Changing motion picture 
settings
(→108)
 
Playing back motion 
pictures
(→
115
)
Microphone
(Do not cover 
with your finger)
Zoom lever
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