Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX1 Review
Playback Modes & Screens
Here's your typical playback screen with minimal information displayed. Upper right corner has
the image size 8M, image quality Fine, battery 1/3 charged, folder name (100) and image number
(0028.) The current image 6 of 25 total images. Time and date is on the bottom status line.
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.
Toggling the zoom lever to the Wide angle position brings up the thumbnail index mode with nine
images displayed per page. Continue to press the control and you can bring up 16 or even 25
images per page, allowing you to quickly sort though saved images.
Toggling the zoom lever to Telephoto 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.
Playback Menu options:
Favorite - Add the image to favorite list
Rotate Display - Automatically rotate vertical images
Rotate - Manually rotates 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
Clean Up - Delete multiple images to free up space on memory card
Format - Format the memory card
The Rotate option lets you easily rotate images for proper display on the camera LCD and/or TV
set. Rotation is in 90° increments.
The Resize option lets you "down size" larger images.
The Trim option lets you crop an image and save it as a smaller image.
Ten-second audio memos can be recorded and attached to an image.
This audio can only be played back when connected to a TV, the internal
speaker of the camera is only used for "beep" sounds.
Movies are played back fullscreen on the LCD or a television set if the audio-visual
cable is connected.
When viewing a movie, you get VCR like controls.
As with still image playback, you can press the Display button to show extended
exposure information for the movie clip.
Setup Menu (same in record or play mode):
Auto Review - Auto review after capture (off, 1s, 3s, Zoom)
Power Save - Auto power off delay, 2m, 5m, 10m, Off
MF Assist - Enlarge center of screen during manual focus
Beep - Camera beep sounds, On or Off
Shutter - Shutter release sound-effects
Volume - Internal speaker volume control
Clock Set - Set the time and date
No. Reset - Reset file numbering counter
Reset - Reset all settings to factory default
USB Mode - PC Mass Storage / PictBridge
Highlight - Highlights potentially overexposed areas of an image during Auto Review
Video Out - Video output signal format, NTSC or PAL
TV Aspect - 4:3 or 16:9
MF m/ft - Choose meters or feet
Scene Menu - Display scene menu Automatically when selected or never
Language - Menu language; English, French, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Japanese
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