Panasonic DMC-FX500 Operating Instruction

Taking pictures that match the scene being, recorded

Taking pictures that match the scene being, recorded

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Advanced (Recording pictures)

[REC] mode: 

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Taking pictures that match the scene being 

recorded

 (¿: Scene mode)

When you select a scene mode to match the subject and recording situation, the camera 
sets the optimal exposure and hue to obtain the desired picture.

Slide the [REC]/[PLAYBACK] selector switch to [¦/!], and then 
press [MODE].

Touch [SCENE MODE].

Touch the scene mode to select.

• Menu screen can be switched by touching [

2]/[1] in 

left and right of the screen.

• The menu screen is switched to the recording screen 

in the selected scene mode.

∫ About the information feature   
• If the information is [ON], explanations about the selected 

scene mode will be displayed when the scene mode is 
touched in step 

3

.

Note

• If you touch [SCN] during the recording screen of the scene mode, the screen will be returned 

to the one described in above step 

3

.

• Refer to P44 for information about the shutter speed.
• The scene mode flash setting is reset to the initial setting when the scene mode is changed.
• When you take a picture with a scene mode that is not adequate for the purpose, the hue of the 

picture may differ from the actual scene.

• The following items cannot be set in scene mode because the camera automatically adjusts 

them to the optimal setting.
– [INTELLIGENT ISO]/[SENSITIVITY]/[METERING MODE]/[I.EXPOSURE]/

[COLOR EFFECT]/[PICT.ADJ.]

• Touch AF/AE can be used except for following scene modes.

– [STARRY SKY]/[FIREWORKS]

• [I.EXPOSURE] is activated automatically except for following scene modes.

– [NIGHT SCENERY]/[FOOD]/[PET]/[HI-SPEED BURST]/[STARRY SKY]/[FIREWORKS]/

[BEACH]/[SNOW]/[AERIAL PHOTO]

When taking pictures of people outdoors during the daytime, this mode allows you to 
improve the appearance of the persons concerned and make their skin tones look healthier.
∫ Technique for Portrait mode
To make this mode more effective:
1 Rotate the zoom lever to maximum Tele position.
2 Move close to the subject to make this mode more effective.

Note

• The initial setting for [AF MODE] is [š].

* [PORTRAIT]

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