Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ10 Review

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ10



Record Modes & Screens


(These screens and menus can be displayed on either the EVF or LCD.)



Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ10

Program AE mode screen. Flash is disabled, ISO is set to 100, image size is 2304x1728, Fine quaity, battery is fully charged, the OIS (image stabilizer) is enabled in Mode 1, there's 234 pictures remaining. The time and date is displayed for a few seconds when you first turn the camera on or change modes.



Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ10

When the shutter is half-pressed and the auto focus is achieved, the AF target brackets in the center turn green (red if AF fails) and a focus confirmation "green dot" is displayed.



Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ10

One of the advanced exposure modes is Shutter-speed priority which allows you to select the desired shutter speed and the camera matches the proper aperture. Fast shutter speeds allow you to "freeze" rapid moving subjects or "blur" them with a slower shutter speed.

The Aperture priority mode is similar, it allows you to select a specific aperture value to control depth of field (range of focus). A small aperture number gives you a shallower depth of field to put the background out of focus.



Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ10

In Manual exposure mode you select both the shutter speed and aperture - you must also select the right combination to get the proper exposure level. An on-screen meter will display the exposure value as you change the settings.



Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ10

Exposure compensation allows you to override the metering system, useful in strong backlight conditions.



Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ10

Record Menu options:

    White Balance - Auto, Sunny, Cloudy, Incandescent, Manual set
    AE Mode - Select mode for A/S/M - Aperture priority, Shutter priority, Manual
    Picture Size - 2304x1728, 1920x1080 (HDTV 16:9 format), 1600x1200, 1280x960, 640x480
    Quality - Fine or Standard
    Spot Mode - Spot exposure metering On or Off
    ISO Sensitivity - Auto, 50, 100, 200, 400
    Audio Recording - Record 10 sec audio note with still image, On or Off
    Continuous AF - Continuous auto focus, On or Off
    Digital Zoom - Digital zoom option, On or Off
    Color Effect - Off, Cool, Warm, B/W
    Picture Adjust -
      Contrast - Low, Standard, High
      Sharpness - Low, Standard, High
      Saturation - Low, Standard, High

    Stabilizer - Image stabilizer; Off, Mode1, Mode2
    Flip Animation - Create small in-camera animations
    Ext. Flash - External flash options
    Conversion - Auxilliary lenses, wide or telephoto




Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ10

The Sports or Panning picture modes combined with the MEGA BURST continuous drive mode let you capture up to four frames per second.



Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ10

Macro (close up) focus mode lets you get as close as 4 inches (wide angle) to your subject.



Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ10

Movie mode captures motion JPEG at 320 x 240 pixels at 30 or 10 frames per second with audio. The length of capture is limited only by the amount of available memory.


Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ10

Movie mode recording options:

    Motion Rate - 30fps or 10fps
    Continuous AF - Continuous auto focus, On or Off
    Digital Zoom - Digital zoom option, On or Off
    Stabilizer - Image stabilizer; Off, Mode1
    Conversion - Auxilliary lenses, wide or telephoto




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