Panasonic DMC-FX9 User Manual (en)

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Recording pictures (basic)
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Optical Image Stabilizer
This mode recognizes and compensates 
jitter. You can reduce blurring caused by 
jitter especially when you take pictures with 
the optical zoom set to Tele or when you 
take pictures indoors where the shutter 
speed is slowed down.
1 Press and hold the optical image 
stabilizer button 
A until 
[STABILIZER] appears and then 
select the stabilizer function 
mode.
∫ Demonstration of the optical image 
stabilizer (Demonstration Mode)
When you press the [MENU] button, the 
demonstration appears. After the 
demonstration ends, the screen returns to 
the stabilizer function mode selection 
menu. If you want to exit the demonstration 
halfway through, press the [MENU] button 
again.
While the demonstration is displayed, the 
optical zoom is fixed to Wide (1
k) and the 
zoom function cannot be activated. 
Moreover, you cannot take pictures.
• The stabilizer function may not work 
sufficiently in the following cases.
– When too much jitter occurs.
– In digital zoom range.
– When taking pictures while following 
subjects in motion.
– When the shutter speed is extremely 
slow due to dark conditions or other 
reasons.
Be careful of jittering when pressing the 
shutter button.
• In simple mode [
] or [SELF 
PORTRAIT] (P64) in scene mode, the 
setting is fixed to [MODE2] and in 
[STARRY SKY] (P63) it is fixed to [OFF]. 
The stabilizer function menu does not 
appear.
• In motion picture mode [
], [MODE2] 
cannot be set.
MODE1
(
)
The stabilizer operates 
continuously and can assist 
during photo composition.
MODE2
(
)
The stabilizer function is in 
standby and activates at the 
moment the shutter captures the 
image.
OFF
(
)
When image stabilization is not 
needed or when using the 
camera with a tripod.
STABILIZER
OFF
MODE2
SET
SELECT
DEMO.
MENU
MODE1