Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX150 Review

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX150



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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX150

The "Intelligent Auto" shooting mode, is the basic point and shoot mode that allows anyone to pick up the camera and start shooting. The camera makes all of the adjustments, including ISO, white balance and will even put the camera into the correct scene mode or macro focus mode if needed. This mode also automatically enables the MEGA O.I.S. and face detection, making sure you have clear photos every time.


Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX150

Program mode also features fully automatic exposure, however now you have access to advanced settings for ISO, White balance, AF mode, Metering, O.I.S. mode, etc.


Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX150

When you half-press the shutter release, the AF targets will turn green over the intended area of focus, and you will get a green dot indicating autofocus was successful. You can also see that the flash is charged and ready to fire, the battery level indicator, and the aperture and shutter speed values along the bottom.


Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX150

In Manual mode, you now have full control over the exposure process. You select both the aperture and shutter speed values using the 4-way controller, while the exposure scale helps you "dial in" the correct values to obtain a good exposure.



Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX150

Program Quick Menu options:


    Burst - Off, Burst, Unlimited
    Metering Mode - Evaluative, Center-weighted, Spot
    AF Mode - Multi-Area, 1-Area High Speed, 1 Area, Spot, Face Detection, AF Tracking
    White Balance - Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Halogen, White Set
    i ISO - Enable or Disable Intelligent ISO
    Sensitivity - Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
    i Exposure - Off, Low, Standard, High
    Picture Size - 14.5M, 10M, 7M, 5M, 3M, 2M, 0.3M
    LCD - Off, Auto Power LCD, Power LCD




Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX150

Normal menu options:

    Picture Size - 14.5M, 10M EZ, 7M EZ, 5M EZ, 3M EZ, 2M EZ, 0.3M EZ
    Quality - JPEG Fine/Standard, RAW, RAW+JPEG
    Aspect Ratio - 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
    Intelligent ISO - Off or On
    ISO - Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
    ISO Limit Set - Auto, 200, 400, 800, 1600
    White Balance - Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Halogen, Custom Set 1 & 2, White set
    Metering Mode - Evaluative, Center-weighted, Spot
    AF Mode - Multi-Area, 1-Area High Speed, 1 Area, Spot, Face Detection, AF Tracking
    Quick AF - On or Off
    Burst - Off, Burst, Unlimited
    i Exposure - Off, Low, Standard, High
    Multi EXPO. - Start a Multi Exposure
    Digital Zoom - On or Off
    Color Effect - Off, B/W, Sepia, Cool, Warm
    PICT. ADJ. - Adjust Contrast, Sharpness, Saturation, and Noise reduction
    Stabilizer - Off, Auto, Mode 1, Mode 2
    Minimum Shutter Speed - Choose from 1 second to 1/125 of a second
    Audio REC. - On or Off
    AF Assist Lamp - On or Off
    Clock Set - Set the time and Date




Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX150

Rotating the mode dial to the SCN position gives access to 25 scene specific modes that are optimized for a variety of shooting environments. You can choose from Portrait, Soft Skin,, Transform, Self-portrait, Scenery, Sports, Night Scenery, Night Portrait, Food, Party, Candle Light, Baby 1, Baby 2, Pet, Sunset, High Sensitivity, Hi-Speed Burst, Flash Burst, Starry Sky, Fireworks, Beach, Snow, Aerial Photo, Pin Hole, and Film Grain.



Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX150

Pressing the 4-way controller "Up" gives you access to the exposure menu. Pressing it again takes you to the Auto Bracket menu.

Pressing it "Right" brings up your flash options.

Pressing it "Down" enables macro mode. In macro mode the camera will focus as close as 5cm.

Pressing it "Left" will give you the self timer options.


Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX150

Movie mode captures QuickTime video at VGA (640x480), QVGA-H/L (320x240-30/10fps), WVGA (848x480), or HD (1280x720) at 30fps, with audio. The length of capture is limited by the amount of available memory, with a maximum clip size of 2GB. Because the FZ28 records sound during movies, the optical zoom may not be used while recording. It can however, be preset before hand.





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