Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8 Review

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8



Playback Modes & Screens


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


Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8

Typical playback screen with minimal exposure information displayed. Upper right corner has the image size (7M), quality (Fine), the battery is 2/3 charged, folder name (100) and image number (0636.) The current image 84 of 127 total images. Time and date is on the bottom status line (if set). A musical note indicates Audio has been added to this frame (not shown), press "Down" on the 4-way controller to listen.



Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8

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-FZ8

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



Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8

Toggling the zoom lever to the Wide angle position brings up the thumbnail index mode display. You can bring up 9 or 25 images per page as well as the calendar display, allowing you to quickly sort though saved images.



Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8

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-FZ8

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
    Date Stamp - Enable date stamp for single or multiple 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
    Copy - Copy images from Internal memory to SD card or visa versa
    Format - Format the internal memory or SD card




Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8

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





Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8

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





Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8

Ten-second audio memos can be recorded and replayed.





Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8

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-FZ8

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





Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8

Setup Menu (same in record or play mode):

    Clock Set - Set the time and date
    World Time - Set the world time used by the camera
    Monitor - Adjust the EVF brightness
    Guide Line - Enable or disable Rec. Info, Histogram, and Grid lines
    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
    Auto Review - Auto review after capture (off, 1s, 3s, Zoom)
    Power Save - Auto power off delay 1m, 2m, 5m, 10m, Off
    Zoom Resume - Camera returns to last zoom position before last power off.
    MF Assist - Enlarge center of screen during manual focus
    Beep - Camera beep sounds, On or Off
    AF Beep - AF lock 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
    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
    Dial Display - On or Off
    Language - Menu language; English, French, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Japanese




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