Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 SLR Review

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Record Modes & Menus

The Panasonic G1 does not output video while in record mode, therefore we are only able to show you the menus and not what the live image looks like.




Panasonic DMC-G1 SLR

Record Menu:

    Aspect - 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
    Picture Size - Large, Medium, Small
    Quality - High JPEG, Low JPEG, RAW + High JPEG, RAW + Low JPEG, RAW
    Metering mode - Intelligent Multiple, Center-weighted, or Spot
    Optical Image Stabilization Mode - Mode 1, 2, 3
    Flash - Auto, Auto w/Red-eye, Forced, Forced w/Red-eye, Slow sync, Slow sync w/Red-eye
    D.Red-Eye - On or Off
    Flash Sync - 1st, 2nd
    Flash Adjust - ± 2 in 1/3 increments
    I.Exposure - Off, Low, Standard, High
    Ex. Opt. Zoom - On, Off
    Digital Zoom - Off, 2x, 4x
    Burst Rate - High, Low
    Auto Bracket - Step (1/3 or 2/3 for 3, 5, or 7 frames), Sequence (0, -, +)(-, 0, +)
    Self Timer - 10, 10x3 (captures 3 frames), 2 seconds
    Color Space - Standard RGB, Adobe RGB
    Long Shutter Noise Reduction - On, Off
    ISO Limit Set - Off, 200, 400, 800, 1600
    ISO Increments - 1/3 or 1 EV steps




Panasonic DMC-G1 SLR

Custom Menu

    Custom Set Memory - Set 1, Set 2, Set 3
    LVF DISP. Style - LCD or Finder style
    LCD DISP. Style - LCD or Finder style
    LCD Info DISP. - 1, 2, or 3
    LVF/LCD Auto - On or Off
    Histogram - Off or On
    Guide Line - Enable grid lines to assist in level framing
    AF/AE Lock - AF, AE, AF/AE
    AF/AE Lock Hold - On or Off
    Preview Hold - On or Off
    PRE AF - Off, Q-AF, C-AF
    Direct AF Area - Off or On
    Focus Priority - On or Off
    AF Assist Lamp - On or Off
    AF + MF - On or Off
    MF Assist - On or Off
    EXPO. Settings - Switch by pressing front dial or switch by pressing LVF/LCD button
    Dial Guide - On or Off
    Menu Resume - Brings you back to the last menu item you adjusted. On or Off
    Pixel Refresh - perform optimization of imaging device and image processing, along with the dust reduction
    Shoot W/O Lens - On or Off





Panasonic DMC-G1 SLR

The My Menu function remembers that last 5 items that were used, so you can easily recall frequently used settings.




Panasonic DMC-G1 SLR

Setup Menu:

    Clock Set - Set the cameras internal clock
    World Time - Allows you to set your home time but still see the different times from around the world
    Fn button set - Metering (default), I.Exposure, Quality,, Aspect Ratio, Guide Lines,
    Auto Review - Review: Off, 1 sec, 2 sec, 3 sec, Hold - Zoom: Off, 1 sec, 2 sec, 3 sec
    Highlight - Off or On
    Economy - Toggle Power Save and Auto LCD Off settings
    Monitor - Adjust the brightness of the monitor
    LCD Mode - Off, Auto adjust, Manual adjust
    Number Reset - Yes or No
    Reset - Resets camera to original defaults
    Beep - Off, Low, High
    TV Aspect - 4:3 or 16:9
    HDMI mode - Auto, 1080i or 480p
    VIERA Link - Enable remote control via VIERA Link using the HDMI mini cable
    Language - Choose from 6 different languages
    Version Display - Tells the current version of the firmware for the Body and Lens
    Scene Menu - Auto or Off
    USB Mode - Select on Connection, PC, PictBridge (PTP)
    Format - Format the memory card


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