Panasonic DMC-FX12 User Manual (en)

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Advanced (Recording pictures)
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Take pictures.
• Press the shutter button fully to display the 
countdown screen. Do not move the 
camera after this screen is displayed. 
When countdown finishes, 
[PLEASE WAIT...] is displayed for the 
same length of time as the set shutter 
speed for signal processing.
• Press [MENU/SET] to stop taking the 
picture while the countdown screen is 
displayed.
∫ Technique for Starry sky mode
• The shutter opens for 15, 30 or 
60 seconds. Be sure to use a tripod. We 
also recommend taking pictures with the 
self-timer. (P39)
• The LCD monitor automatically becomes 
darker.
• Histograms are always displayed in 
orange. (P33)
• The flash setting is fixed to Forced OFF 
[
].
• ISO sensitivity is fixed to [ISO100].
• The following functions cannot be used.
– [EXPOSURE]
– [W.BALANCE]
– [BURST]
– [STABILIZER]
Press [
] to display the [SCENE MODE] 
menu and select a scene mode. (P44)
This mode allows you to take beautiful 
pictures of fireworks exploding in the night 
sky.
∫ Technique for Fireworks mode
• Since the shutter speed becomes slower, 
we recommend using a tripod.
• This mode is most effective when the 
subject is 10 m (32.8 feet) or more away.
• The shutter speed becomes the following.
– When the optical image stabilizer is set 
to [OFF]: Maximum 2 second
– When the optical image stabilizer is set 
to [MODE1] or [MODE2]:
Maximum 1/4th of a second or 2 second 
(The shutter speed becomes a 
maxiumum of 2 second only when the 
camera has determined that there is 
little jitter such as when using a tripod 
etc.)
• Histograms are always displayed in 
orange. (P33)
• The flash setting is fixed to Forced OFF 
[
].
• You cannot set the AF mode.
• The AF area is not displayed.
• The setting on the AF assist lamp is 
disabled.
• ISO sensitivity is fixed to [ISO100].
• The white balance cannot be set.
Press [
] to display the [SCENE MODE] 
menu and select a scene mode. (P44)
This allows you to take even more vivid 
pictures of the blue color of the sea, sky 
etc. It also prevents under exposure of 
people under strong sunlight.
• Do not touch the camera with wet hands.
• Sand or seawater will cause the camera to 
malfunction. Make sure that sand or seawater 
does not get into the lens or the terminals.
• Problems caused by sand or seawater are 
not covered by the product warranty.
• The white balance cannot be set.
[FIREWORKS]
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CANCEL
MENU
MENU
SET
MENU
SET
[BEACH] 
MENU
SET
MENU
SET
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