Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ15 Review

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ15



Playback Modes & Screens


(Note: All screens and menus can be displayed on either the EVF or LCD.)


Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ15

The playback screen with information display enabled. Upper right corner has the image size 2304x1728, image quality Fine, battery partially discharged, folder name (101) and image number. The current image # / total # of images. Time and date is on the bottom status line.



Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ15

Pressing the DISPLAY button will put the extended exposure information over the image and includes a histogram, the exposure mode, aperture, shutter speed, ISO speed and flash mode.



Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ15

Toggling the zoom lever to the Wide angle position brings up the thumbnail index mode with nine images displayed per screen.



Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ15

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



Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ15

Playback Menu options:

    Rotate - Rotate portrait mode images
    Protect - Protect/Unprotect one or all images
    DPOF Print - Select one or all images for later printing
    Slide Show - Auto playback of all images or just those selected for DPOF printing
    Resize - Make a smaller image
    Trimming - Create a new smaller image from a zoom-cropped larger image.
    Format - Format the memory card




Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ15

The Resize opton lets you "down size" larger images to 1600x1200, 1280x960, or 640x480; the original image is optionally overwritten.





Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ15

The Trim option lets you crop an image and save it as a smaller image; the original image is optionally overwritten.





Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ15

Movies are played back fullscreen on the LCD, EVF or a television set if the audio-visual cable is connected.

As with still image playback, you can press the Display button to show extended exposure information for the movie clip.



Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ15

Setup Menu (same in record or play mode):

    Finder - Adjust the EVF brightness
    Auto Review - Auto review after capture (off, 1s, 3s, Zoom)
    Play on LCD - Show playback images on EVF or LCD
    Power Save - Auto power off delay, 2m, 5m, 10m, Off
    MF Assist - Enlarge center of screen during manual focus
    Beep - Camera beep sounds, On or Off
    Shutter - Shutter release sound-effects
    Clock Set - Set the time and date
    No. Reset - Reset file numbering counter
    Reset - Reset all settings to factory default
    USB Mode - PC Mass Storage / PictBridge
    Highlight - Overexposed areas blink in playback mode
    Video Out - Video output signal format, NTSC or PAL
    Scene Menu - Display scene menu Automatically when selected or never
    Language - Menu language; English, French, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Japanese




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