Record Screens & Menus

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Please excuse the poor quality of these screen captures. The LX7 kit does not include an AV output cable, therefore we had to photograph the display screen.


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Panasonic cameras use Intelligent Auto as their basic shooting mode, but the Lumix LX7 also has an Intelligent Auto Plus (iA+) mode available. On the mode dial, you just select iA, and you then can pick between iA and iA+ through the on-screen menus by pressing the Menu button. The iA+ mode gives you the option to adjust a few settings manually, while iA mode controls all settings automatically.

From the main shooting screen, you can press the Disp button to change the information displayed on the screen. Across the top of the window when all of the data is on the screen, you'll see the flash mode, resolution, image quality, battery life, and other icons. Along the bottom of the screen, you'll see some of the settings you can adjust in iA+ mode by pressing the WB button, such as aperture, exposure value, and color tinting. 

By pressing the Disp button from the main screen, all of the data will disappear, leaving only the focus bracket. Press the Disp button again, and the icons along the top will return, while the bottom of the screen will show the current date and time.

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The Manual Exposure shooting mode is available on the mode dial, too. As you turn the mode dial, you'll see all of the modes appear on the screen, with the currently selected mode enlarged on the left side of the screen.

The icons across the top of the Manual shooting screen are pretty similar to what you'd find with the iA shooting screen. Along the bottom of the screen, you'll see some advanced shooting mode settings, including focus mode, aperture, shutter speed, EV setting, and ISO setting. The number of remaining photos for which there's storage room on the memory card is in the lower right corner.

As with the iA shooting screen, pressing the Disp button on the back of the camera in Manual mode will change the information displayed on the screen, eventually removing all of the data.

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One helpful aspect of the shooting screen with the LX7 is the horizon bar, as shown here in white. (The screen is dimmed so that it's easier to see the white horizon bar.) As you twist the camera, this bar will show you where the actual level horizon is. To shoot with a level horizon, twist the camera until this horizon line is perfectly square with the focus bracket to make sure that your images are squared up. The horizon bar will turn green when it's squared up.

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Another option on the mode dial is the Creative Control mode, marked by a paint palette icon.  Sixteen different art effect options (as shown along the right side of the screen) are available under Creative Control. As you scroll through the list of 16 options, a sample of the effect will appear in the middle of the screen. The 16 options are: Expressive, Retro, High Key, Low Key, Sepia, Dynamic Monochrome, Impressive Art, High Dynamic, Cross Process, Toy Effect, Miniature Effect, Soft Focus, Star Filter, One Point Color, Smooth Defocus, and Radial Defocus.

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From any shooting mode, you can press the Q.Menu button on the back of the camera to gain quick access to the icons across the top of the screen (and the icons on the bottom of the screen in advanced shooting modes). Some icons will be grayed out, depending on which shooting mode you're using. The Q.Menu options in Program AE and Manual shooting mode are:

  • Photo Style - Standard, Vivid, Natural, Monochrome, Scenery, Portrait, Custom (in iA mode, the Photo Style options are Standard, Happy, B&W, and Sepia, as pictured here)
  • Flash - Auto, Auto/Red-Eye, Forced Flash On, Slow Sync/Red-Eye
  • Motion Picture Set - AVCHD/PSH, AVCHD/FSH, AVCHD/SH, MP4/FHD, MP4/HD, MP4/VGA
  • Picture Setting (Resolution) - 1:1 aspect ratio (7.5M, 5.5M, 3.5M, 2.5M, 0.2M), 4:3 aspect ratio (10M, 7M, 5M, 3M, 2M, 0.3M), 3:2 aspect ratio (9.5M, 6.5M, 4.5M, 3M, 2.5M, 0.3M), 16:9 aspect ratio (9M, 6M, 4.5M, 2.5M, 2M, 0.2M)
  • Quality - Fine, Standard, RAW+Fine, RAW+Standard, RAW
  • AF Mode (not available in MF) - Face Detection, AF Tracking, 23-Area, 1-Area
  • Metering Mode - Multi Metering, Center Weighted, Spot
  • Shutter Speed - Between 250 seconds and 1/4000th of a second
  • Exposure - Between -3 and +3 in 1/3 intervals

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From the advanced shooting menus, you also can gain access to a few different setting options by using the dedicated four-way buttons on the back of the camera. These options are shown here and include:

  • White Balance (WB button, right side) - Auto White Balance, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Flash, Incandescent, White Set 1, White Set 2
  • Burst and Self Timer (bottom) - Single, Burst Shooting (2 AF-Single, 2 AF-Continuous, 5 AF-Single, 5 AF-Continuous, 11 AF-Single, 40 AF-Single, 60 AF-Single), Auto Bracket (between -3 and +3 in 1/3 intervals), Self Timer (2 sec, 10 sec/3 pictures, 10 sec)
  • Sensitivity (ISO button, top) - 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, H12,800
You also can assign another type of setting option to the Fn button on the left side, using the on-screen menus.

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The Record menu is available by pressing the Menu button from any shooting mode. Some of the options in the Record menu will be grayed out, depending on which shooting mode you're using. In addition, some of the shooting options shown here will be available through other buttons, so you will have to find the method of reaching the settings that works best for you. The Record menu options in Program AE and Manual modes are:

  • Photo Style - Standard, Vivid, Natural, Monochrome, Scenery, Portrait, Custom
  • Picture Size - 1:1 aspect ratio (7.5M, 5.5M, 3.5M, 2.5M, 0.2M), 4:3 aspect ratio (10M, 7M, 5M, 3M, 2M, 0.3M), 3:2 aspect ratio (9.5M, 6.5M, 4.5M, 3M, 2.5M, 0.3M), 16:9 aspect ratio (9M, 6M, 4.5M, 2.5M, 2M, 0.2M)
  • Quality - Fine, Standard, RAW+Fine, RAW+Standard, RAW
  • ISO Limit Set - Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400
  • ISO Increments - 1/3 EV, 1 EV
  • Extended ISO - On, Off
  • Face Recog. - On, Off, Memory
  • AF Mode - Face Detection, AF Tracking, 23-Area, 1-Area
  • Quick AF - On, Off
  • AF/AE Lock - AF, AE, AF/AE
  • Metering Mode - Multi Metering, Center Weighted, Spot
  • i.Dynamic - High, Standard, Low, Off
  • Multi Expo. - Start, Auto Gain (On, Off)
  • Min. Shtr Speed - Auto, 1/250, 1/125, 1/60, 1/30, 1/15, 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 1
  • i.Resolution - High, Standard, Low, Off
  • i.Zoom - On, Off
  • Digital Zoom - On, Off
  • Step Zoom - On, Off
  • Stabilizer - On, Off
  • AF Assist Lamp - On, Off
  • Flash - Auto, Auto/Red-Eye, Forced Flash On, Slow Sync/Red-Eye
  • Flash Synchro - 1st, 2nd
  • Flash Adjust. - Between -2 and +2 in 1/3 increments
  • Red-Eye Removal - On, Off
  • Opt. Viewfinder - On, Off
  • Aspect Bracket - On, Off
  • Time Lapse Shot - Exact Time and Date, Shooting Interval (between 1 and 30 minutes in 1-minute intervals), Image Count (between 10 and 60 pictures in 10-picture intervals), Audio Alert (Off, On)
  • Date Stamp - Without Time, With Time, Off
  • Clock Set - M/D/Y, D/M/Y, Y/M/D, AM/PM, 24 Hour



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The LX7's Setup menu is also available through the Menu button on the back of the camera, and it's marked with a wrench icon on the screen. Some Setup menu options may be grayed out, depending on which shooting mode you're using. The Setup menu options in Program AE and Manual modes are:

  • Clock Set - M/D/Y, D/M/Y, Y/M/D, AM/PM, 24 Hour
  • World Time - Destination, Home
  • Travel Setup - Travel Setup (Set, Off), Location (Set, Off)
  • Beep - Beep Level (High, Low, Off), Beep Tone (1, 2, 3), Shutter Volume (High, Low, Off), Shutter Tone (1, 2, 3)
  • Volume - 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
  • Custom Set Mem. - C1, C2-1, C2-2, C2-3
  • Fn Button Set - Photo Style, Quality, Metering Mode, AF Mode, Focus Area Set, 1 Shot AF, i.Dynamic, Level Gauge, Guide Line, Video Rec Area, Remaining Disp., Flash, Flash Adjust., Aspect Bracket
  • LCD Display - Brightness (7 settings), Contrast/Saturation (7 settings), Red Tint (7 settings), Blue Tint (7 settings)
  • LCD Mode - Automatic, Standard, Off
  • LVF Disp. Style
  • LCD Disp. Style
  • Guide Line - 4 lines, 4 lines with diagonals, 2 lines, Off
  • Histogram - On, Off
  • Video Rec Area - On, Off
  • Remaining Disp. - Number of Photos, Video Time
  • Highlight - On, Off
  • Expo. Meter - On, Off
  • Lens Resume - Zoom Resume (On, Off), MF Resume (On, Off)
  • MF Assist - On, Off
  • Economy - Sleep Mode (10 Min, 5 Min, 2 Min, 1 Min, Off), Auto LCD Off (30 Min, 5 Min, 2 Min, 1 Min), Live View Mode (Normal, Eco)
  • Play on LCD - On, Off
  • Auto Review - Hold, 2 Sec, 1 Sec, Off
  • Start Mode 
  • No. Reset - Yes, No
  • Reset - Yes, No
  • USB Mode - Select On Connection, PictBridge/PTP, PC
  • Output
  • VIERA Link - On, Off
  • 3D Playback - 3D, 2D
  • Rotate Disp.
  • Scene Menu - Auto, Off
  • Menu Resume - On, Off
  • User's Name Rec - On, Off, Set
  • Version Disp.
  • Format - Yes, No
  • Language - English, Spanish
  • Demo Mode - Stabilizer Demo, Auto Demo (On, Off)




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When shooting movies with the Lumix LX7, you'll have quite a few settings you can use. When you turn the mode dial to Movie mode, you'll see the Creative Video menu with the following selections: Program AE, Aperture-Priority, Shutter-Priority, Manual Exposure, and High Speed Video.

After making a selection from the Creative Video menu, you can begin recording by pressing the video record button, which is to the right of the shutter button on the top panel. When the LX7 is recording a video, you'll see a red dot near the upper right corner of the screen. The amount of time of the current recording is displayed on the left side of the screen (20 seconds in this case).

Pressing the Disp button on the back of the camera will cause all of the video recording information to disappear from the screen, as shown here. Press the Disp button again to see the information.

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The Motion Picture menu gives you a few options for controlling the settings for your video recordings. The number of settings that will be visible will depend on the recording mode that you selected earlier. Press the Menu button to see the Motion Picture menu screen, which can include:

  • Photo Style - Standard, Vivid, Natural, Monochrome, Scenery, Portrait, Custom
  • Rec Mode - AVCHD, MP4
  • Rec Quality - PSH, FSH, SH
  • ISO Limit Set - Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400
  • ISO Increments - 1/3 EV, 1 EV
  • AF Mode - Face Detection, AF Tracking, 23-Area, 1-Area
  • Continuous AF - On, Off
  • AF/AE Lock - AF, AE, AF/AE
  • Metering Mode - Multi Metering, Center Weighted, Spot
  • i.Dynamic - High, Standard, Low, Off
  • i.Resolution - High, Standard, Low, Off
  • i.Zoom - On, Off
  • Digital Zoom - On, Off
  • Stabilizer - On, Off
  • AF Assist Lamp - On, Off
  • Wind Cut - Auto, Off

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