Record Screens & Menus

The GH1 does not output video while in record mode, therefore we had to photograph the LCD for some of the below screen captures.

Here is the LCD screen when shooting in Program mode. The various icons that are shown on the screen represent most of the camera's shooting settings, so you never have to guess. Pressing the display button on the back of the camera allows you to turn off all of this information and concentrate on your framing. For the most part, the information does not change when the camera changes shooting modes. With the different modes you are presented with different options that you can control.

When the camera achieves focus, green rectangles will appear. If the focus fails, the rectangles will appear red. At this point the camera also selects its aperture (1.7) and shutter speed (30).

The Q.Menu button allows you to quickly change your film (color) settings. Your options are Standard, Dynamic, Nature, Smooth, Nostalgic, Vibrant, B&W Standard, B&W Dynamic, B&W Smooth, My Film 1-2 and MultiFilm.

The My Color shooting mode gives you several pre-set shooting modes to help with your creative tastes. Each of these modes have been preset to simulate an artistic shooting style.

On top of navigating through your menus and making selections, the 4-way controller also provides you with shortcuts to commonly changed settings. Pressing it up allows you to change the ISO, right to change the White Balance, Left to change the AF mode and Down to change the Film Mode.

When you press the MENU button on the back of the camera, you are provided with 6 different menus, controlling different aspects of the camera's settings. Here you see the "MY MENU" screen. Here you have settings that are for your personal preference of shooting and viewing your images: (Depending on the mode the camera is in, the options in this menu can change.)

  • LCD DISP. STYLE - Changes the way the LCD information is displayed on the LCD screen.
  • VIERA Link - Allows the camera to connect and operate together with a compatible Panasonic HDTV.
  • HDMI Mode - Auto, 1080i, 720p, 480p
  • TV Aspect - 16:9, 4:3
  • Monitor - Allows you to adjust the color and brightness settings for the LCD screen


Record Menu:

  • Film Mode - My Film 1-2, Multi Film, Standard, Dynamic, Nature, Smooth, Nostalgic, Vibrant, Standard B&W, Dynamic B&W, Smooth B&W
  • Aspect - 4:3, 3:2, 16:9, 1:1
  • Picture Size - Large, Medium, Small
  • Quality - High JPEG, Low JPEG, RAW + High JPEG, RAW + Low JPEG, RAW
  • Face Recognition - Off, On, Memory, Set
  • Stabilizer - Off, Modes 1-3 (This option is grayed out because the 20mm lens does not support this feature)
  • Flash - Auto, Auto w/Red-eye, Forced, Forced w/Red-eye, Slow sync, Slow sync w/Red-eye
  • Red-Eye Removal - On or Off
  • Flash Sync - 1st, 2nd
  • Flash Adjust - ± 2 in 1/3 increments
  • Metering mode - Intelligent Multiple, Center-weighted, or Spot
  • I.Exposure - Off, Low, Standard, High
  • Long Shutter Noise Reduction - On, Off
  • ISO Limit Set - Off, 200, 400, 800, 1600
  • ISO Increments - 1/3 or 1 EV steps
  • 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
  • Audio Rec. - On or Off; Records a 5 second audio memo after an image has been captured


Custom Menu

  • Custom Set Memory - C1, C2-1, C2-2, C2-3
  • LCD DISP. Style - LCD or Viewfinder style
  • Histogram - Off or On
  • Guide Line - Enable grid lines to assist in framing
  • EXPO. Meter - On or Off
  • 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
  • Still/Movie REC Area - Change the angle of for still photo or video recording; Picture or Motion picture view
  • Remaining Disp. - Display number of remaining shots or remaining time
  • Movie Button - On or Off; set whether or not the Movie shutter release is operational or not
  • 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
  • Sensor Cleaning - Activates the Dust Reduction system to remove any dust or debris from the image sensor
  • Shoot W/O Lens - On or Off
  • LVF DISP. Style - LCD or Viewfinder style (Only available with optional LVF)

The GF1's scene modes include: Portrait, Soft Skin, Scenery, Architecture, Sports, Peripheral Defocus, Flower, Food, Objects, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Illuminations, Baby 1, Baby 2, Pet, Party, Sunset

With the Shutter Speed Effect on, the LCD screen will show you exactly how your image will turn out. For example: if you are shooting a highway at night, the LCD screen will show the streaking lights in the way they will show up in your captured image.

The GF1's movie mode allows you to capture video with sound in HD up to 720p. While recording these videos, the camera is able to continually auto focus on your subject. This will add a little noise to your videos because the built-in mic will pick up the small motor that is used to keep the lens in focus.

Motion Picture Menu:
  • Rec Mode - AVCHD Lite or Motion JPEG
  • Rec Quality - Super High Quality, High Quality, Low Quality
  • Continuous AF - On or Off
  • Metering Mode - Multi, Center, Spot
  • I.Exposure - Off, Low, Standard, High
  • Wind Cut - Off, Low, Standard, HIgh
  • Digital Zoom - Off, 2x, 4x

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