Panasonic DMC-TZ8 Operating Guide

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Operating Instructions 
for advanced features
Digital Camera
Model No.
DMC-TZ10
DMC-TZ8
Before use, please read these instructions completely.
VQT2R38

Summary of Contents of operating guide for Panasonic DMC-TZ8

  • Page 1 Operating Instructions for advanced features Digital Camera Model No. DMC-TZ10 DMC-TZ8 Before use, please read these instructions completely. VQT2R38...
  • Page 2 Quick start guide Contents The battery is not charged Charge the battery when the camera is Before use Basics...
  • Page 3 Contents (Continued) [FIREWORKS]/ [BEACH]/ [SNOW]/ [DIGITAL ZOOM]/ [ASPECT CONV.]/ Application (Record) [AERIAL PHOTO]/ [PIN HOLE] .........68 [CONTINUOUS AF] /...
  • Page 4 Before use Read first To prevent damage, malfunctions, and faults ■ Do a test shot first! ■ Certain pictures...
  • Page 5 Before use (Continued) Standard Accessories Names of parts About GPS Check that all the accessories are ■ About the...
  • Page 6: Read first Names of parts Charging battery Always charge before first use! (not sold pre-charged) Camera ON/OFF switch Card/Battery door (→14)...
  • Page 7: and faults Charging battery (Continued) Guidelines for number of recordable pictures and recording time ●The time required for charging varies depending...
  • Page 8: Standard Accessories Inserting and removing the card (optional)/ the battery Lever Set the camera ON/OFF switch to OFF Using the DC...
  • Page 9: Cursor button Inserting and removing the card (optional)/ (The Clock is not set when the the battery (Continued) Setting the Clock...
  • Page 10: Cursor button (The Clock is not set when the Setting the Clock (Continued) Setting the Clock camera is shipped.) If automatically...
  • Page 11: Charging battery Settings display may vary according to items. Setting the menu Menu items displayed vary according to mode dial setting....
  • Page 12: pictures and recording time Using the [SETUP] menu For details about the setting procedure in the [SETUP] menu (→20) For details about the...
  • Page 13 Using the [SETUP] menu (Continued) For details about the setting procedure in the [SETUP] menu (→20) For details about...
  • Page 14: (optional)/the battery Using the [SETUP] menu (Continued) For details about the setting procedure in the [SETUP] menu (→20) For details about...
  • Page 15: battery Using the [SETUP] menu (Continued) For details about the setting procedure in the [SETUP] menu (→20) For details about...
  • Page 16: (cards and built-in memory) Basic shooting operation Please set the Clock before shooting (→17). Turn on the power Holding the camera Shutter button...
  • Page 17: Setting the Clock Basic shooting operation Please set the Clock before shooting (→19). Turn on the power Holding the camera Shutter button...
  • Page 18: To change time setting Taking pictures with automatic settings [INTELLIGENT AUTO] Mode Recording Mode: Optimum settings are made automatically from information such as...
  • Page 19: Setting the Clock Taking pictures with automatic settings Taking pictures with your own settings [INTELLIGENT AUTO] Mode (Continued) [PROGRAM AE] Mode Recording...
  • Page 20: Setting the menu Taking pictures with your own settings [PROGRAM AE] Mode (Continued) Taking pictures with zoom Recording Mode: Recording Mode: Align...
  • Page 21: Menu type Taking pictures with zoom (Continued) Recording Mode: ●Maximum zoom ratios by picture size [i.ZOOM] Optical Zoom Extra Optical Zoom...
  • Page 22: [CUST.SET MEM.] Taking pictures with zoom (Continued) Recording Mode: Easy Zoom: For zooming rapidly to maximum ratio [DIGITAL ZOOM] Zoom to...
  • Page 23: [GUIDE LINE]/ [HISTOGRAM] Viewing your pictures [NORMAL PLAY] Deleting pictures Playback Mode: Playback Mode: When a card is in the camera, pictures...
  • Page 24: [ECONOMY] Changing recording information display Taking pictures with flash Recording Mode: Change between different LCD monitor displays, such as Histograms....
  • Page 25: [NO.RESET] Taking pictures with flash (Continued) Taking close-up pictures Recording Mode: Recording Mode: ■Available types in each mode (○: Available,...
  • Page 26: [VIDEO OUT]/ [TV ASPECT] Taking close-up pictures (Continued) Positioning camera and subject within Recording Mode: accessible range for focus alignment Taking pictures at...
  • Page 27: [VIERA Link] Taking pictures with self-timer Taking pictures with Exposure Compensation Recording Mode: Recording Mode: We recommend using a tripod. This...
  • Page 28: [LANGUAGE] Recording while exposure is changed Taking pictures by automatically changing the automatically ([AUTO BRACKET]) aspect ratio [MULTI ASPECT] Recording...
  • Page 29: [DEMO MODE] Determine aperture and record Determine shutter speed and record [APERTURE-PRIORITY] Mode [SHUTTER-PRIORITY] Mode Recording Mode: Recording Mode: When recording,...
  • Page 30: Recording motion pictures Determine aperture and shutter speed and record Register your own settings and record [MANUAL EXPOSURE] Mode [CUSTOM] Mode Recording...
  • Page 31: Mode dial Register your own settings and record Taking pictures according to the scene [CUSTOM] Mode (continued) [SCENE MODE] Recording Mode:...
  • Page 32: only) Taking pictures according to the scene How to select a scene (→61) [SCENE MODE] (Continued) Using flash in Scene...
  • Page 33: Mode dial Taking pictures according to the scene How to select a scene (→61) [SCENE MODE] (Continued) Using flash in Scene...
  • Page 34: settings Taking pictures according to the scene How to select a scene (→61) [SCENE MODE] (Continued) Using flash in Scene...
  • Page 35 Taking pictures according to the scene How to select a scene (→61) [SCENE MODE] (Continued) Using flash in Scene...
  • Page 36: AF Tracking Taking pictures according to the scene Registering commonly used scenes [SCENE MODE] (Continued) [MY SCN MODE]/[MY SCENE MODE] Recording...
  • Page 37: settings Taking motion pictures Recording Mode: Enables motion pictures to be recorded with (stereo) audio. (Recording with muted sound ■Motion...
  • Page 38: Orientation detection function Taking motion pictures (Continued) Recording Mode: ■Recording motion pictures in Records a motion picture at your preferred settings. ●...
  • Page 39: Taking pictures with zoom Taking motion pictures [MOTION PICTURE] Mode Playing back motion pictures (→115) Recording Mode: This records motion pictures with audio....
  • Page 40 Recording with the Face Recognition function [FACE RECOG.] Recording Mode: To enable the Face Recognition function, register a face...
  • Page 41: [i.ZOOM] Recording with the Face Recognition function [FACE RECOG.] (continued) Recording Mode: Select [FACE RECOG.] from the [REC] menu (→20)...
  • Page 42: Easy Zoom Recording with the Face Recognition function [FACE RECOG.] (continued) Recording Mode: Automatically register face pictures ●The registration screen is...
  • Page 43: [DIGITAL ZOOM] Recording the place of recording with GPS Before use, read “About GPS” (→8) and “User License Agreement for Location...
  • Page 44: [NORMAL PLAY] Recording the place of recording with GPS (continued) Recording Mode: ∗ ∗ Record only (Cannot set) ■When [GPS SETTING]...
  • Page 45: all pictures Recording the place of recording with GPS (continued) Recording Mode: ∗ ∗ Record only (Cannot set) ■If you do...
  • Page 46: display Useful features for travel [TRAVEL MODE] Recording Mode: ∗ ∗ ∗ Recording only. (Cannot set.) ●When [TRAVEL DATE] is...
  • Page 47: Taking pictures with flash Useful features for travel [TRAVEL MODE] (Continued) Recording Mode: ∗ ∗ ∗ Recording only. (Cannot set.) [LOCATION] [WORLD TIME]...
  • Page 48 Useful features for travel [TRAVEL MODE] (Continued) Using the [REC] menu Recording Mode: ∗ ∗ ∗ Recording only. (Cannot...
  • Page 49: ‘Tele macro’ function Using the [REC] menu (Continued) For [REC] menu setting procedures (→20) [QUALITY] ●Slow-moving subject ●Fast-moving subject Set quality of...
  • Page 50: [MACRO ZOOM] Using the [REC] menu (Continued) For [REC] menu setting procedures (→20) [WHITE BALANCE] [FACE RECOG.] Adjust colouring to suit...
  • Page 51: alignment Using the [REC] menu (Continued) For [REC] menu setting procedures (→20) Determined position for 1-area-focusing (High speed)/ Spot-focusing: [PRE...
  • Page 52: Taking pictures with self-timer Using the [REC] menu (Continued) For [REC] menu setting procedures (→20) [I.EXPOSURE] [BURST] Automatically adjusts contrast and exposure to...
  • Page 53: Compensation Using the [REC] menu (Continued) For [REC] menu setting procedures (→20) [DIGITAL ZOOM] [PICT.ADJ.] Multiplies effect of Optical Zoom...
  • Page 54: automatically ([AUTO BRACKET]) Using the [REC] menu (Continued) For [REC] menu setting procedures (→20) [AUDIO REC.] [CLOCK SET] Sounds can also be...
  • Page 55: [MULTI ASPECT] Using the [MOTION PICTURE] menu For [MOTION PICTURE] menu setting procedures (→20) ●For [MOTION PICTURE] menu setting procedures (→20)...
  • Page 56: [APERTURE-PRIORITY] Mode Taking/viewing clipboard pictures [CLIPBOARD] Mode Mode: Useful for taking pictures of timetables and maps instead of taking memos. Regardless...
  • Page 57: [SHUTTER-PRIORITY] Mode Using Quick menu Entering Text Recording menu items can be called up easily. Use the cursor buttons to enter...
  • Page 58: [MANUAL EXPOSURE] Mode Viewing as list (Multi Playback/Calendar Playback) Watching motion pictures/still pictures with audio Playback Mode: Playback Mode: You can view...
  • Page 59: [CUST.SET MEM.] Capturing still pictures from motion pictures Splitting up motion pictures Playback Mode: Playback Mode: Save a scene from a...
  • Page 60: [CUSTOM] Different playback methods [PLAYBACK MODE] Playback Mode: Recorded pictures can be played back in a variety of ways. [SLIDE...
  • Page 61: [SCENE MODE] Different playback methods [PLAYBACK MODE] (Continued) For switching [PLAYBACK MODE] procedure (→118) Playback Mode: ■Operations during Slide Show [GPS...
  • Page 62: [SELF PORTRAIT] Different playback methods [PLAYBACK MODE] (Continued) For switching [PLAYBACK MODE] procedure (→118) Playback Mode: [TRAVEL PLAY] ■Play back by...
  • Page 63: [SPORTS] Different playback methods [PLAYBACK MODE] (Continued) For switching [PLAYBACK MODE] procedure (→118) Playback Mode: [CATEGORY PLAY] [FAVORITE PLAY] Pictures...
  • Page 64: [PARTY] Using the [PLAYBACK] menu For the [PLAYBACK] menu setting procedure (→20). Playback Mode: (Set mode dial to any except...
  • Page 65: [SUNSET] Using the [PLAYBACK] menu (Continued) For the [PLAYBACK] menu setting procedure (→20). Playback Mode: (Set mode dial to any...
  • Page 66: [HI-SPEED BURST] Using the [PLAYBACK] menu (Continued) For the [PLAYBACK] menu setting procedure (→20). Playback Mode: (Set mode dial to any...
  • Page 67: [STARRY SKY] Using the [PLAYBACK] menu (Continued) For the [PLAYBACK] menu setting procedure (→20). Playback Mode: (Set mode dial to any...
  • Page 68: [AERIAL PHOTO]/ [PIN HOLE] Using the [PLAYBACK] menu (Continued) For the [PLAYBACK] menu setting procedure (→20). Playback Mode: (Set mode dial to any...
  • Page 69: [FILM GRAIN]/ [HIGH DYNAMIC] Using the [PLAYBACK] menu (Continued) For the [PLAYBACK] menu setting procedure (→20). Playback Mode: (Set mode dial to any...
  • Page 70: [UNDERWATER] Keep the recorded still pictures and motion pictures The methods for copying still and motion pictures recorded with this...
  • Page 71: [MY SCENE MODE] Some computers can read directly from the camera’s memory card. Using with your PC For details, see the manual...
  • Page 72: Taking motion pictures Using with your PC (Continued) You can save pictures to use on your computer by dragging and dropping folders...
  • Page 73 Some printers can print directly from the camera’s memory card. Printing For details, see the manual for your printer....
  • Page 74: card Printing (Continued) Viewing on TV screen You can view pictures on a TV screen by Connect camera to TV...
  • Page 75 Viewing on TV screen (Continued) Viewing on a TV with HDMI Socket VIERA Link (HDMI) (HDAVI Control™) An HDMI...
  • Page 76: [MOTION PICTURE] Mode Viewing on TV screen (Continued) Select a picture with ▲▼◄►, and press [OK] ■Other related operations • When operating,...
  • Page 77: [REC QUALITY] List of LCD monitor displays Press the [DISPLAY] button to change display (→46). In recording In playback 1 2...
  • Page 78: function [FACE RECOG.] Message displays Meanings of and required responses to major messages displayed on LCD monitor. [THIS MEMORY CARD CANNOT BE...
  • Page 79: Registering face pictures Try checking these items (→156 - 162) first. Q&A Troubleshooting (Restoring menu settings to default values may solve certain...
  • Page 80 Q&A Troubleshooting (Continued) Recording (continued) Flash Brightness or colouring of recorded picture different from real life. No flash emitted....
  • Page 81: registered persons Q&A Troubleshooting (Continued) Playback (continued) TV, computer, printer (continued) Blacken red areas of recorded pictures. VIERA Link (HDMI) is...
  • Page 82: Automatically register face pictures Q&A Troubleshooting (Continued) Usage cautions and notes Others When in use Menu not displayed in desired language. ● Camera...
  • Page 83: Setting recognition sensitivity Usage cautions and notes (Continued) Memory cards Important! Be sure to read the following Restrictions. before using the location...
  • Page 84: GPS Usage cautions and notes (Continued) No Warranty. Disclaimer of Liability: Export Control. About the geographical coordinate This Data is...
  • Page 85: [GPS SETTING] Usage cautions and notes (Continued) Australia Copyright. Based on data provided under license from PSMA Australia ■Countries and regions...
  • Page 86 Usage cautions and notes (Continued) Screen display Country or area ■Countries and regions with no landmark information SWITZERLAND Switzerland...
  • Page 87: information Usage cautions and notes (Continued) Screen display Country or area Screen display Country or area ■Landmark types VANUATU Vanuatu...
  • Page 88: information ●Figures given are estimates. May vary according to conditions, card type, and subject. Recording picture/time capacity ●Recording capacities/times displayed...
  • Page 89: Using GPS to set the Clock ●Figures given are estimates. May vary according to conditions, card type, and subject. Recording picture/time capacity ●Recording capacities/times displayed...
  • Page 90: [TRAVEL DATE] • HDMI, the HDMI Logo, and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC in...
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