Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7 Review

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7



Playback Modes & Screens


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


Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7

Typical playback screen with minimal exposure information displayed. Upper right corner has the image size 6M, Fine quality, the battery is fully charged, folder name (100) and image number (0049.) The current image 6 of 23 total images. Time and date is on the bottom status line (if set) and the musical note indicates Audio has been added to this frame. Press "Down" on the 4- way controller to listen.



Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7

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-FZ7

Here you can see the options when pressing and holding the Display/LCD MODE button.



Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7

Toggling the zoom lever to the Wide angle position brings up the thumbnail index mode with nine images displayed per page. You can bring up 16 or even 25 images per page, allowing you to quickly sort though saved images.



Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7

Toggling the zoom lever to the telephoto position 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-FZ7

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
    Format - Format the memory card




Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7

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





Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7

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





Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7

Ten-second audio memos can be recorded and replayed.





Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7

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-FZ7

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





Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7

Setup Menu (same in record or play mode):

    Clock Set - Set the time and date
    Monitor - Adjust the EVF brightness
    Travel Date - Adds an icon indicating which day of your vacation the image was taken
    Play on LCD - Show playback images on EVF or LCD
    Power Save - Auto power off delay, 2m, 5m, 10m, Off
    Auto Review - Auto review after capture (off, 1s, 3s, Zoom)
    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
    No. Reset - Reset file numbering counter
    Reset - Reset all settings to factory default
    USB Mode - PC Mass Storage / PictBridge
    Highlight - Highlights potentially overexposed areas of an image during Auto Review
    Video Out - Video output signal format, NTSC or PAL
    TV Aspect - Choose 4:3 or 16:9
    MF m/ft - Choose method of measurement used
    Scene Menu - Display scene menu Automatically when selected or never
    Language - Menu language; English, French, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Japanese




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