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Digital Still Camera

Q1. What is the difference between Optical Zoom and Digital Zoom?

When you change the focal length of a zoom lens, the subject is magnified. Optical zoom replicates the zoom of a 35mm camera. Digital zoom takes a portion of the image's data and displays it at full size, producing a magnification of the original image, similar to the effect of using a telephoto lens. However, the process is different from the magnification produced using the camera's optical zoom, and the stronger the digital zoom, the more the image will degrade.

Q2. What is the MEGA Optical Image Stabilizer?

The MEGA Optical Image Stabilizer helps correct hand movement from shaky hands, one of the main reasons why cameras produce blurry images. Lumix® Digital Cameras with MEGA Optical Image Stabilizer technology have a built-in gyrosensor that detects any hand movement and relays a signal to a tiny microcomputer inside the camera, which instantly calculates the compensation needed. A linear motor then shifts the Optical Image Stabilizer lens as necessary to guide incoming light from the image straight to the CCD. You won't even notice it workingA\all you'll see are the outstanding results!

Q3. What are effective megapixels?

Effective megapixels are slightly less than the total number of pixels normally stated for an image sensor. They represent the actual number of pixels used to record an image.

Q4. What is the unlimited consecutive shooting function?

This functionality allows unlimited consecutive shooting up to the capacity of the SD Memory Card in the camera - ideal for capturing fast-moving objects in high resolution. The number of shots may vary depending on memory card size, picture size, and compression.

Q5. What is the DPOF Print Mark Function?

The DPOF Print Mark Function allows you to sort through the SD Memory Card and select the images you want to print by electronically marking them. You can then print the marked images on any DPOF compatible printer by hitting the AUTO PRINT button.

Q6. Where does my Lumix digital camera store the pictures I take?

Unlike 35mm cameras that store images on film, Lumix® Digital Cameras store images on SD Memory Cards, which make sharing and storing your pictures easy and convenient. You simply insert an SD Memory Card into the camera, take pictures until the card is full, and then you can transfer the pictures onto a compatible PC. Once you saved all your pictures, you can erase the card and start all over again.

Q7. Will the pictures be lost if the battery is removed?

No. The pictures are stored on the SD Memory Card.

Q8. My camera's LCD screen goes black every so often. Is there something wrong with the camera?

No. All Lumix Digital Cameras have a built-in feature to conserve battery power. After a certain amount of inactivity, the LCD will power down to preserve the battery. Simply hit the SHTR button, and the LCD will turn ON.

Q9. Will Lumix Digital Cameras only work with the included software?

No. These cameras store images in a JPEG format and can be used with any software package that can open a JPEG image.

Q10. Can I use my camera in other countries?

Your camera is designed to be usable worldwide, compatible with a power voltage range of 100V to 240V and power supply frequency of either 50Hz or 60Hz.

Q11. How many pictures can my camera take?

The number of pictures you can take depends on the number of pixels, image quality, aspect ratio and the capacity of your SD card. For more information, please refer to this link http://panasonic.co.jp/pavc/global/lumix/popup/sd_memory_card/index.html