Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ5 Review

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ5



Playback Modes & Screens


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


Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ5

The playback screen with information display enabled. Icons across the top are show the image is protected, audio has been attached, image size is 2560x1920, image quality Fine, battery has 1/3 of a charged, folder name (100) and image number. The current image # / total # of images. By pressing "Down" on the 4- way controller will play the attached audio. Time and date of image capture is on the bottom status line.



Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ5

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-FZ5

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



Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ5

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-FZ5

Playback Menu options:

    Rotate Disp. - Automatically rotate portrait mode images
    Rotate - Manually rotate captured 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
    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.
    Format - Format the memory card




Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ5

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





Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ5

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





Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ5

Ten-second audio memos can be recorded and replayed.





Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ5

Movies are played back fullscreen on the LCD, EVF or a television set if the audio/video cable is connected. The audio is heard on the built-in speaker if played in-camera.

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



Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ5

Setup Menu (same in record or play mode):

    Monitor - Adjust the LCD/EVF's 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
    Beep - Camera beep sounds, Off, Soft, Loud
    Shutter - Shutter release sound-effect volume, Off, Soft, Loud
    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
    Highlight - Shows over-exposed areas by blinking black and white (On/Off)
    Video Out - Video output signal format, NTSC or PAL
    Scene Menu - Display scene menu Automatically when selected or never
    Language - Menu language; English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese




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