Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX150 Review

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX150



Playback Modes & Screens




Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX150

When you flip the switch to playback mode, the camera will display the last image that you captured. By pressing the display button on the back, you can change the amount of information displayed about the photograph, including no information for sharing with friends and family on the LCD or a TV set via the A/V cable.



Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX150

Toggling the zoom lever to the Wide angle position brings up the thumbnail index mode with 12 images displayed per page. Continue to press the control and you can bring up 30 images per page or the Calendar index. This allows you to quickly sort though saved images.



Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX150

Toggling the zoom lever to Telephoto allows you to enlarge the current image up to 16X in 2x steps. At any point you can use the 4-way selector to scroll around inside of the enlarged image.



Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX150

Playback Mode Options:

    Normal Play - View images 1 at a time
    Slide Show - View images in a slide show
    Category Play - View images by the shooting mode they were taken in
Playback Menu Options:
    Calendar - Takes you to the Calendar index
    Title Edit - Give the photo or movie a title
    Text Stamp - Add shooting date, age, travel date, or title to the picture
    Resize - Make the image smaller inside the camera
    Trimming - Allows you to crop your photos inside the camera
    Leveling - Level and uneven shot
    Aspect Conversion - 3:2, 4:3
    Rotate - Change the orientation of the images inside the camera
    Rotate Display - On or Off
    Favorite - On or Off
    DPOF Print - Single or Multi
    Protect - Single or Multi
    Audio Dub - Add audio to an image
    Copy - Copy images back and forth from the memory card to the internal memory




Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX150

The Leveling option lets you correct un-level images by rotating and image by small increments. It when saves the new file as a smaller 10M image.



Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX150

The Resize option lets you "down size" larger images.





Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX150

Trimming allows you to crop out a certain portion of the frame and save it as a new smaller image.



Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX150

You can also add an audio memo to images.





Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX150

Movies are played back full screen on the LCD or a television set if the audio-visual cable is connected.



Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX150

While a clip is playing, you get VCR like controls for Play/Pause, Fast-forward/Rewind, and Stop. You can also adjust the volume using the zoom controls.



Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX150

Setup Menu (same in record or play mode):

    Clock Set - Set the time and date
    World Time - Set Home and Destination (if traveling) time zones
    Travel Date - Set Date and Location you are traveling to
    Beep - Changes the volume of several of the camera settings
    Volume - Internal speaker volume control
    Monitor - Adjust the EVF brightness
    LCD Mode - Off, Auto Power LCD, Power LCD
    Guide Line - Set Rec. Info (On/Off), Histogram (On/Off), and grid lines pattern
    Histogram - On or Off
    Highlight - On or Off
    Economy - Reduces the brightness of LCD to save battery power (Level 1 or 2)
    Auto Review - Auto review after capture (off, 1s, 3s, Zoom)
    No. Reset - Reset file numbering counter
    Reset - Reset all settings to factory default
    USB Mode - PC Mass Storage / PictBridge
    TV Aspect - Choose 4:3 or 16:9
    Scene Menu - Display scene menu Automatically when selected or never
    Format - Format the memory card
    Language - Menu language; English, French, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Japanese
    Demo Mode - See demo of camera movement, or the auto demo




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