How to Set the Timer on a Panasonic Lumix


Panasonic Lumix digital cameras were designed with options for casual photographers. The options available on Lumix cameras allow for high-quality photographs under most shooting conditions. One option available on Lumix cameras that allows users to cut down on the amount of picture blur due to the camera shaking is a shutter timer. When enabled, the shutter does not fire until the timer is up, allowing the photographer to steady his hand or place the camera on a flat surface, reducing or eliminating camera shake. In addition, the timer allows the photographer to quickly move into the shot before the shutter goes off.

  • Press the left arrow button to bring up the "Self-Timer" menu on the LCD screen.

  • Use the up and down arrow buttons to switch between "10SEC" and "2SEC," which determines if the timer waits 10 seconds or two seconds before taking the photograph.

  • Push the "Menu/Set" button on the camera to save the timer setting.

  • Take the picture by pressing the shutter button halfway to focus and then fully to start the timer. The timer light on the front of the camera will start to blink, and the shutter will fire when the set amount of time is finished.

Tips & Warnings

  • Cancel the timer setting after pressing the shutter button by pressing the "Menu/Set" button.

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  • "Panasonic Lumix Operating Instructions Digital Camera Model No. DMC-FX100;" Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd.; 2007
  • Photo Credit Ethan Miller/Getty Images News/Getty Images
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