Record Screens & Menus

iAuto is the camera's fully automatic shooting mode. This allows you to just point-n-shoot, leaving all of the exposure work to the camera. The camera will also pick the best scene mode for the current situation, if one is appropriate. Pressing the INFO button lets you change the amount of information on the LCD screen.

Program is another automatic shooting mode that leaves the photographer to handle a set of the controls. The camera is still in charge of the exposure settings, but ISO, WB and some of the other settings are available for change.

Manual mode gives you full control over all of the camera settings. All of the exposure settings are yours to control, including the focus, thanks to the hybrid command dial around the lens. It works to change camera settings or control the zoom and focus if you set it to.

Scene Modes: Portrait, e-Portrait, Landscape, Sport, Night Scene, Night+Portrait, Sunset, Documents, Panorama, Fireworks, Multi. Exposure, Beach & Snow, Underwater Wide, Underwater Macro, Backlight HDR

Art Modes: Pop Art, Soft Focus, Pale&Light Color, Light Tone, Grainy Film. Pin Hole, Diorama, Cross Process, Gentle Sepia, Dramatic Tone, Key Line

The XZ-2's 4-way controller gives you shortcuts to some of the most commonly used shooting settings. Pressing up allows you to change the exposure compensation, right changes the flash mode, down is the self-timer and burst modes and to the left lets you choose the focus point.

Shooting Menu:
  • Card Setup - All Erase or Format
  • Backup - Yes or No
  • Reset/C Mode Setup - Reset camera settings or load a custom set
  • Picture Mode - Vivid, Natural, Muted, Portrait, Monotone, Art 1-11
  • Resolution - Still: All Sizes RAW, L Fine, L normal, M Normal, S Normal, Movie: Full HD HD
  • Image Aspect - 4:3 (default), 1:1, 16:9, or 3:2
  • Image Stabilizer Mode - Select the Still and Movie IS modes
  • Bracketing - AE, WB, FL, ISO, Art
  • Flash Compensation - ±3 in 1/3 increments
  • Flash RC Mode - On or Off
  • Flash Sync - Sync 1 (1st curtain), Sync 2 (second curtain)
  • Tele Converter - Off, TCON-17

Custom Menu:
  • AF/MF - AF Mode, AF Area, Set AF Home, AF Illumination, Face Priority MF Assist
  • Button/Dial/Lever - Button Function, Dial Function, Lever Function, Dial Direction, Dial Lock
  • Connection/Sound - HDMI, Video Out, Speaker Volume, Mic Volume, USB Mode
  • Display - Info Settings, Displayed Grid, Control Settings, Picture Mode Settings, Histogram Settings, Live View Boost, Sleep
  • Exp/Metering/ISO - Meetering, +Metering, Noise Reduct., Noise Filter, ISO, ISO-Auto Set, Bulb Timer
  • Flash Custom - Flash Slow Limit, Flash Exposure compensation + exposure compensation
  • Res/Color/WB - WB, All WB Comp, WB Auto Keep Warm Color, Flash + WB, Color Space, Set Resolutions, Set Middle and Small Resolutions
  • Record - File Name, Edit Filename, dpi settings, Copyright settings
  • Movie - Movie Audio, Wind Noise Reduction
  • Camera Utility - Pixel Mapping, Exposure Shift, Level Adjust, Touch Screen Settings, Eye-Fi, m/ft, EVF Adjust

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