Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC43 Review

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC43




Record Screens & Menus




Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC43

The SIMPLE record screen display. This is the "point-n-shoot" mode where the
camera sets everything for the user automatically. See the next
frame for the simplified menu options.







Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC43

Pressing the MENU button in SIMPLE mode brings up this abbreviated menu screen.
PICT. MODE selects the image size from ENLARGE (2304×1728), 4×6" (1280×960) or Internet
(640×480). AUTO REVIEW (show image after capture) On or Off. BEEP (camera button
sounds) On or Off. And CLOCK SET to set the time/date.







Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC43

The screen display in normal Record mode. Icons for Auto flash mode, image size 2304 × 1728, Fine quality, battery level and
282 pictures remaining. Time and date on the bottom.





Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC43

When you half-press the shutter release the focus and exposure is locked and the shutter
speed and aperture is displayed.







Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC43

An animated look at all of the still recording screens with their mode icons.
(Simple, Record, Macro, Portrait, Landscape and Night Portrait)







Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC43

Press the 4-way controller "Up" when in record mode to change the exposure compensation
value (+/- 2.0EV) or to enable the Auto Exposure Bracketing feature and set the step
value (1/3, 2/3 or 1 EV).







Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC43

The LC43 has a very respectable Macro (close-up) focus mode, in wide angle it can
focus as close as 3.9 inches. The flash throttles down well to keep from over-exposing
subjects as close as about six inches.







Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC43

In the Review option is enabled then the last picture captured is automatically
displayed for one or three seconds. You can manually initiate Review Mode by pressing
the 4-way controller "Down."







Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC43

Movie record mode screen. Recording size is 320×240 with a 10 frame per second capture
rate. Audio is recorded. The total amount of recording time available is shown below the
battery meter (there is a 512MB SD card in our camera.) The length of each movie clip
is limited only by the amount of available memory. The optical zoom is not useable in
movie mode, you can use the digital zoom if desired.







Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC43

The record Menu available in any still mode except Simple:
    W.BALANCE - White balance; Auto, Sunny, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent or Manual Set

    PICT.SIZE - 2304×1728, 1600×1200, 1280×960, 640×480

    QUALITY - Fine or Standard

    SPOT MODE - Spot Metering; On or Off

    ISO SENSITIVITY - Auto, 50, 100, 200, 400

    AUDIO REC. - Record 5-sec of audio with still images; On or Off

    D.ZOOM - Enable or disable digital zoom option

    COL.EFFECT - Off, Cool, Warm, B/W

    PICT.ADJ - Color saturation; Natural, Standard, Vivid







Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC43

The SETUP menu:

    MONITOR - Adjust LCD backlight

    AUTO REVIEW - Display image after capture; Off, 1sec, 3sec

    POWER SAVE - Off, 2min, 5min, 10min

    ECONOMY - Battery saver mode; On or Off

    BEEP - Button beep sounds; Off, On, Louder

    FILE NO.RESET - Reset the file numbers

    CAMERA RESET - Reset all settings to default

    CLOCK SET - Set time and date

    LANGUAGE - Menu language









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