Panasonic DMC-FX500 Operating Instruction

Contents

Contents

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Contents

Before Use

Information for Your Safety ............................2
Quick Guide ...................................................8
Standard Accessories ....................................9
Names of the Components ..........................10
How to Use the Touch Panel .......................12

• What can be done 

by touch operation ................................13

Preparation

Charging the Battery ....................................14
About the Battery 
(charging/number of 
recordable pictures) .....................................15
Inserting and Removing the Card 
(optional)/the Battery....................................16
About the Built-in Memory/the Card.............17
Setting Date/Time (Clock Set) .....................18

• Changing the clock setting 

(In program AE mode)...........................19

Setting the Menu..........................................20

• Setting menu items................................21
• Using the quick menu ............................22

About the Setup Menu .................................23
Selecting the [REC] Mode............................28

Basic

Taking pictures using 
the automatic function 
(ñ: Intelligent Auto Mode) ...........................29

• Scene detection.....................................30
• The Backlight Compensation.................30
• About the flash.......................................31
• Settings in Intelligent auto mode ...........31

Taking pictures with 
your favorite settings 
(³: Program AE mode) ...............................32

• Focusing ................................................33
• When the subject is not in focus 

(such as when it is not in 
the center of the composition of 
the picture you want to take) .................33

• Preventing jitter (camera shake)............33

Taking Pictures with the Zoom.....................34

• Using the Optical Zoom/

Using the Extended Optical Zoom (EZ)/
Using the Digital Zoom..........................34

Playing back Pictures 
([NORMAL PLAY]) .......................................36

• Using the Touch Zoom ..........................36
• Switching the [PLAYBACK] mode .........37

Deleting Pictures..........................................38

• To delete a single picture ......................38
• To delete multiple pictures 

(up to 50) or all the pictures

................ 38

Advanced (Recording pictures)

About the LCD Monitor ...............................40
Taking Pictures using 
the Built-in Flash ..........................................42

• Switching to 

the appropriate flash setting..................42

Taking Close-up Pictures .............................45
Taking Pictures with the Self-timer ..............46
Taking Pictures with Focus and 
Exposure Set on Subject 
(Touch AF/AE) .............................................47
Taking Pictures with Set Aperture 
(±: Aperture-priority AE) .............................48
Taking Pictures with Set Shutter Speed 
(´: Shutter-priority AE) ...............................49
Taking Pictures with 
Exposure Set Manually 
(²: Manual exposure) .................................50
Aperture Value and Shutter Speed ..............51
Compensating the Exposure........................52
Taking Pictures using Auto Bracket .............53
Taking pictures that match 
the scene being recorded 
(¿: Scene mode).........................................54

• * [PORTRAIT].....................................54
• + [SOFT SKIN]....................................55
• 0 [SELF PORTRAIT]...........................55
• , [SCENERY] .....................................55
• - [SPORTS] ........................................55
• . [NIGHT PORTRAIT] ........................56
• / [NIGHT SCENERY] .........................56
• 1 [FOOD] ...........................................56
• 2 [PARTY]...........................................56
• 3 [CANDLE LIGHT].............................57
• : [BABY1]/; [BABY2].......................57
• í [PET]................................................58
• ï [SUNSET] ........................................58
• 9 [HIGH SENS.] ..................................58
• ô [HI-SPEED BURST].........................59
• 5 [STARRY SKY] ................................59
• 4 [FIREWORKS] .................................60
• 6 [BEACH] ..........................................60
• 8 [SNOW]............................................60
• 7 [AERIAL PHOTO] ............................60

Motion Picture Mode ....................................61
Useful Functions at Travel Destinations ......63

• Recording which Day of 

the Vacation You Take the Picture........63

• Recording Dates/

Times at Overseas 
Travel Destinations (World Time)..........64

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