Panasonic DMC-FX500 Operating Instruction

Connecting to a PC

Connecting to a PC

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Connecting to other equipment

Connecting to other equipment

Connecting to a PC

You can acquire recorded pictures to a PC by connecting the camera and the PC.
• You can easily print out or mail the pictures you have imported. Use of the 

“PHOTOfunSTUDIO-viewer-” bundled software on the CD-ROM (supplied) is a convenient way 
of doing this.

Preparations:
Turn on the camera and the PC.
Remove the card before using the pictures in the built-in memory.

Connect the camera to a PC via the USB connection cable 

A (supplied).

A USB connection cable (supplied)
• Check the directions of the connectors, and plug them straight in or unplug them straight out. 

(Otherwise the connectors may be bent out of shape which will cause trouble.)

B Align the marks, and insert.
C AC adaptor (DMW-AC5PP; optional)
• Use a battery with sufficient battery power or the AC adaptor (DMW-AC5PP; optional). If the 

remaining battery power becomes low while the camera and the PC are communicating, the 
status indicator blinks and the alarm beeps.
Refer to “Disconnecting the USB connection cable safely” (P101) before disconnecting the USB 
connection cable. Otherwise, data may be destroyed.

Move 

3/4 to select [PC], and then press [MENU/

SET].

• If [USB MODE] (P25) is set to [PC] in the [SETUP] menu in 

advance, the camera will be automatically connected to the PC 
without displaying the [USB MODE] selection screen. Since there 
is no need to set this each time you connect to the PC, it is 
convenient.

• When the camera has been connected to the PC with 

[USB MODE] set to [PictBridge(PTP)], a message may appear 
on the PC’s screen. Select [Cancel] to close the screen, and 
disconnect the camera from the PC. Then set [USB MODE] to 
[PC] again.

Double-click on [Removable Disk] in [My Computer].

• When using a Macintosh, the drive is displayed on the desktop. (“LUMIX”, “NO_NAME” 

or 

“Untitled” is displayed.)

1

C

A

B

DC IN

AV

 OUT/

DIGIT

AL

COMPONENT

OUT

2

USB MODE

SELECT

SET

PLEASE SELECT 
THE USB MODE

PictBridge(PTP)

PC

MENU

3

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