Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ3 Review

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ3



Playback Modes & Screens




Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ3

When you rotate the Mode dial to the Play position, the last image captured is displayed full screen with minimal information. Upper right corner has the image size 5M, image quality Fine, the battery is half full, folder name (100) and image number 32. This is image 6 of 31 total images. Time and date is also shown across the bottom.



Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ3

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 used.



Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ3

Toggling the zoom lever to the Wide angle position brings up the thumbnail index mode with nine images displayed per page. You can bring up 16 or even 25 images per page, allowing you to quickly sort though saved images.



Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ3

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-LZ3

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
    Resize - Make a smaller image
    Trimming - Create a new smaller image from a zoom-cropped larger image.
    Copy - Copy images from/to internal memory or SD card
    Format - Format the memory card




Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ3

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.



Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ3

The Resize option lets you "down size" larger images. This is handy when wanting to free up some space on your memory card.



Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ3

The Trim option lets you crop a photo 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 file.



Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ3

Its silent movies are played back fullscreen on the LCD or a television set when using the supplied video cable.



Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ3

You get VCR like controls to pause, stop, fast forward and rewind.





Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ3

Setup Menu (same in record or play mode):

    Battery Type - Select Alkaline/NiMH or Oxyride for battery level indicator
    Clock Set - Set the time and date
    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
    Beep - Camera beep sounds, Off, Soft or Loud
    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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