Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX1 Review

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX1



Playback Modes & Screens




Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX1

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.



Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX1

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.



Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX1

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.



Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX1

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.



Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX1

Playback Menu options:

    Slide Show - Auto playback of all images or just those selected for DPOF printing
    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




Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX1

The Rotate option lets you easily rotate images for proper display on the camera LCD and/or TV set. Rotation is in 90° increments.



Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX1

The Resize option lets you "down size" larger images.





Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX1

The Trim option lets you crop an image and save it as a smaller image.



Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX1

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.



Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX1

Movies are played back fullscreen on the LCD or a television set if the audio-visual cable is connected.



Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX1

When viewing a movie, you get VCR like controls.





Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX1

As with still image playback, you can press the Display button to show extended exposure information for the movie clip.



Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX1

Setup Menu (same in record or play mode):

    Monitor - Adjust the EVF brightness
    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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