Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC50 Review
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Record Screens & Menus
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.
Pressing the MENU button in SIMPLE mode brings up this abbreviated menu screen.
PICT. MODE selects the image size from ENLARGE (2048x1536), 4x6" (1280x960) or Internet
(640x480). AUTO REVIEW (show image after capture) On or Off. BEEP (camera button
sounds) On or Off. And CLOCK SET to set the time/date.
The screen display in normal Record mode.
Icons for Auto flash mode, image size 2048 x 1536, Fine quality, battery level and
179 pictures remaining. The real time histogram option is enabled.
When you half-press the shutter release the focus (green dot and brackets) and exposure is
locked and the selected shutter speed and aperture is displayed.
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).
The LC570 has a 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.
To save battery power, you can rotate the Mode dial to Economy mode.
It decreases the brightness of the LCD and turns it off after the camera has
been idle for more than 15 seconds. If the camera sits for more than 2
minutes without any operation, it will go into a "sleep mode". To "wake up"
the camera, simply press the shutter button.
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."
Movie record mode screen. Recording size is 320x240 with either a 30 or 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 256MB 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.
Record Menu - any still mode except Simple:
W.BALANCE - White balance; Auto, Sunny, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent or Manual Set
ISO SENSITIVITY - Auto, 50, 100, 200, 400
PICT.SIZE - 2048x1536, 1600x1200, 1280x960, 640x480
QUALITY - Fine or Standard
SPOT MODE - Spot Metering; 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
The SETUP menu:
MONITOR - Adjust LCD backlight
AUTO REVIEW - Display image after capture; Off, 1sec, 3sec
BEEP - Button beep sounds; Off, On, Louder
POWER SAVE - Off, 2min, 5min, 10min
NO.RESET - Reset the file numbers
CAMERA RESET - Reset all settings to default
CLOCK SET - Set time and date
USB MODE - Mass Storage or PictBridge
LANGUAGE - Menu language
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