Lumix DMC-LZ2

Lumix DMC-LZ2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ2 Review

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ2



Playback Modes & Screens




Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ2

The playback screen with information display enabled. The key icon indicates that the image has been protected, and the musical note icon indicates that audio has been recorded. Upper right corner has the image size 2560x1920, image quality Fine, battery fully charged, folder name (100) and image number. The current image # / total # of images. Time and date is on the bottom status line.



Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ2

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-LZ2

Toggling the zoom lever to the Wide angle position brings up the thumbnail index mode with nine images displayed per screen.



Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ2

Toggling the zoom lever to Telephoto allows you to enlarge the current image up to 16X in four steps. At any point you can use the 4-way selector to scroll around inside of the enlarged image.



Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ2

Playback Menu options:

    Rotate Display - Rotate portrait mode images
    Rotate - Rotate images in steps of 90-degrees
    Protect - Protect/Unprotect one or all images
    DPOF Print - Select one or all images for later printing
    Slide Show - Auto playback of all images or just those selected for DPOF printing
    Audio Dub - Add up to a 10-second audio note to a still image
    Resize - Create a smaller resolution image
    Trimming - Create a smaller image from a zoom-cropped larger image.
    Copy - Copy image data between SD memory card and internal memory.
    Format - Format the memory card or internal memory.




Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ2

The Rotate option lets you easily rotate portrait mode images for proper display on the camera LCD and/or TV set. Rotation is in 90┬░ increments, either CW or CCW direction.



Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ2

The Resize option lets you "down size" larger images. A 5-megapixel image can be resized to 3-megapixels, 2-megapixels, 1-megapixel or 640x480 size. This can be used to make smaller images for email use or by overwriting the original image you can free up space to save more pictures.



Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ2

The Trim option lets you crop an image and save it as a smaller image. You enlarge the image just like zoomed playback mode and scroll until you have the image centered and then save only that portion of it. The actual image size saved is dependant on how much you enlarged the image before trimming, it is always smaller than the original image. Trimming cannot be used with HDTV resolution images, movies, or pictures with audio attachments.



Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ2

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-LZ2

Movies are played back fullscreen on the LCD or a television set if the audio-visual cable is connected. The audio is heard only when connected to a TV, the internal speaker of the camera is only used for "beep" sounds.



Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ2

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



Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ2

Setup Menu (same in record or play mode):

    Battery Type - Select Alkaline/NiMH or Oxyride for battery level indicator
    Monitor - Adjust monitor brightness in 7 steps
    Auto Review - Auto review after capture (off, 1s, 3s, Zoom)
    Power Save - Auto power off delay, 1m, 2m, 5m, 10m
    Economy - Save battery power by turning LCD off automatically after 15 or 5 secs.
    Beep - Camera beep sounds, Off, Soft or Loud
    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
    Video Out - Video output signal format, NTSC or PAL
    Scene Menu - Display scene menu Automatically when selected or never
    Language - Menu language; English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese




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