Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ30 Review

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ30



Playback Modes & Screens


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


Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ30

Typical playback screen with minimal exposure information displayed. Upper right corner has the image size 8M, Fine quality, the battery is fully charged, folder name (100) and image number (0032.) The current image 6 of 216 total images. Time and date is on the bottom status line (if set.)



Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ30

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-FZ30

Rotating the Aperture Command dial to the left brings up the thumbnail index mode with nine images displayed per page. Rotate the dial again and you can bring up 16 or even 25 images per page, allowing you to quickly sort though saved images.



Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ30

Rotating the Aperture Command dial to the right 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-FZ30

Playback Menu options:

    Slide Show - Auto playback of all images or just those selected for DPOF printing
    Favorite - Add the image to favorite list
    Rotate Display - Automatically rotate vertical images
    Rotate - Manually rotates images
    DPOF Print - Select one or all images for later printing
    Protect - Protect/Unprotect one or all images
    Audio Dub - Add up to a 10-second audio note to a still image
    Resize - Make a smaller image
    Trimming - Create a new smaller image from a zoom-cropped larger image.
    Aspect Conversion - convert image to different aspect ratio
    Clean Up - Delete multiple images to free up space on memory card
    Format - Format the memory card




Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ30

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





Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ30

The Trim option lets you crop an image and save it as a smaller image.





Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ30

Ten-second audio memos can be recorded and replayed.





Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ30

Movies are played back fullscreen on the LCD, EVF or a television set when using the supplied audio/video cables. If played back in-camera, the audio portion of a clip is heard on the built-in speaker.



Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ30

You get VCR like controls to pause, stop, fast forward and rewind.





Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ30

Setup Menu (same in record or play mode):

    Monitor - 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
    Volume - Internal speaker volume control
    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
    Video Out - Video output signal format, NTSC or PAL
    Highlight - Highlights potentially overexposed areas of an image during Auto Review
    Scene Menu - Display scene menu Automatically when selected or never
    Language - Menu language; English, French, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Japanese




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