Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ8 Review
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Playback Modes & Screens
The playback screen with information display enabled. The key icon indicates that the
image has been protected (not shown), and the musical note icon indicates that audio has been
recorded (not shown). Upper right corner has the image
size 8-megapixel, image quality Fine, battery half charged, folder name (101) and image
number. The current image 40 total 41 of 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. Pressing it again removes all information from the screen.
Toggling the zoom lever to the Wide angle position brings up the thumbnail index mode. You can bring up 12 or even 30 images per page, allowing you to quickly sort though saved
There is also a calendar mode that allows you to select groups of images based on the date they were taken.
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.
Pressing the Menu button in playback mode brings you to this screen. It gives you three playback options as well as access to the playback menu and camera settings.
Playback Menu options:
Title Edit - Give the photo or movie a title
Text Stamp - Add shooting date, age, travel date, or title to the picture
Resize - Make the image smaller inside the camera
Trimming - Allows you to crop your photos inside the camera
Aspect Conversion - 3:2, 4:3
Rotate - Change the orientation of the images inside the camera
Rotate Display - On or Off
Favorite - On or Off
DPOF Print - Single or Multi
Protect - Single or Multi
Copy - Copy images back and forth from the memory card to the internal memory
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
The Resize option lets you "down size" larger images.
Movies are played back full screen on the LCD or a television set if the audio-visual cable is connected. The 4-way controller works the same as VCR functions, making video playback easy.
Setup Menu (same in record or play mode):
World Time - Set Home and Destination (if traveling) time zones
Monitor - Adjust the EVF brightness
LCD Mode - Off, Auto Power LCD, Power LCD, High Angle
Beep - Changes the volume of several of the camera settings
Volume - Internal speaker volume control
Guide Line - Set Rec. Info (On/Off), Histogram (On/Off), and grid lines pattern
Travel Date - Set date of travel
Economy - Reduces the brightness of LCD to save battery power (Level 1 or 2)
Auto Review - Auto review after capture (off, 1s, 3s, Zoom)
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
TV Aspect - Choose 4:3 or 16:9
m/ft - Choose your preferred measurements
Scene Menu - Display scene menu Automatically when selected or never
Format - Format the memory card
Language - Menu language; English, French, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Japanese
Demo Mode - See demo of camera movement, or the auto demo
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