Panasonic DMC-FX500 Operating Instruction

Taking Pictures with the Zoom

Taking Pictures with the Zoom

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Basic

[REC] mode: 

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Taking Pictures with the Zoom

You can zoom-in to make people and objects appear closer or zoom-out to record 
landscapes in wide angle. To make subjects appear even closer [maximum of 8.9

k], do 

not set the picture size to the highest setting for each aspect ratio 

(X/Y/W).

Even higher levels of magnification are possible when [DIGITAL ZOOM] is set to [ON] in 
[REC] menu.

∫ Types of zooms

• When using the zoom function, an estimate of the focus range will appear in conjunction 

with the zoom display bar. (Example: 0.5 m (1.64 ft.) –

¶ (infinity))

¢1 The magnification level differs depending on [PICTURE SIZE] and [ASPECT RATIO] setting.
¢2 The on-screen zoom indication may momentarily stop moving when you rotate the zoom 

lever to the extreme Tele position. You can enter the digital zoom range by continuously 
rotating the zoom lever to Tele or releasing the zoom lever once and then rotating it to Tele 
again.

Using the Optical Zoom/Using the Extended Optical Zoom (EZ)/Using 

the Digital Zoom 

To make subjects appear closer use (Tele)

Rotate the zoom lever towards Tele.

To make subjects appear further away use (Wide)

Rotate the zoom lever towards Wide.

Feature

Optical zoom

Extended optical zoom 

(EZ)

Digital zoom

Maximum 
magnification

5

k

8.9

k

¢1 

20

k [including optical zoom 

5

k]

35.6

k [including extended 

optical zoom 8.9

k]

Picture 
quality

No deterioration

No deterioration

The higher the magnification 
level, the greater the 
deterioration.

Conditions

None

[PICTURE SIZE] with 

 

(P66) is selected.

[DIGITAL ZOOM] (P74) on the 
[REC] menu is set to [ON].

Screen 
display

A

 

[

]

 is displayed.

B The digital zoom range is 

displayed.

The AF area becomes larger 
when the shutter button is 
pressed halfway in the digital 
zoom range

¢2

.

T

W

T

W

A

T

W

T

W

B

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