Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3 Review

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3



Playback Modes & Screens




Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3

The playback screen with information display enabled. A key icon indicates that the image has been protected, and a musical note icon indicates that audio has been recorded (neither are shown above.) Upper right corner has the image size 7M, image quality Fine, battery level is low, folder name (103) and image number (0083), current image is 10 of 18 total images. The time and date is on the bottom status line.



Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3

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 white balance mode.



Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3

Toggling the zoom lever to the Wide angle position brings up the thumbnail index mode display. You can bring up 9 or 25 images per page as well as the calendar display, allowing you to quickly sort though saved images.



Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3

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-TZ3

Playback Menu options:

    Dual Display - Enable the dual display option (shown below)
    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
    Date Stamp - Single image or Multi
    DPOF Print - Select one or all images for later printing
    Protect - Protect/Unprotect one or all images
    Audio DUB. - Add an audio memo to a stored image
    Resize - Make a smaller image
    Trimming - Create a new smaller image from a zoom-cropped larger image.
    Aspect Conv. - Convert an image to a different aspect ratio
    Copy - Copy image data between SD memory card and internal memory.
    Format - Format the internal memory or SD card




Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3

The Dual Display option allows you to view two images vertically at the same time. You can also scroll through images as well as use the magnify option. This is great for comparing shots.



Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3

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





Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3

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





Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3

You can also add audio memos to your saved photos.





Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3

Movies are played back fullscreen on the LCD or a television set when using the supplied audio/video cables. When played back in-camera, sound is heard through the built-in speaker.



Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3

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





Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3

Setup Menu (same in record or play mode):

    Clock Set - Set the time and date
    World Time - Choose World time settings
    Monitor - Adjust LCD monitor brightness
    Guide Line - Enable grid lines (Pattern), the Histogram display, or Rec. info
    Travel Date - Set a travel date
    Auto Review - Auto review after capture (off, 1s, 3s, Zoom)
    Power Save - Auto power off delay, 1m, 2m, 5m, 10m
    Zoom Resume - Resumes the zoom position when camera was last turned off
    Economy - Save battery power by turning LCD off automatically after 15 or 5 secs.
    Beep - Camera beep sounds, Off, Soft or Loud
    Shutter - Choose the tone and volume of the shutter
    Volume - Set volume of camera sounds
    No. Reset - Reset file numbering counter
    Reset - Reset all settings to factory default
    Video Out - Video output signal format, NTSC or PAL
    TV aspect - 4:3 or 16:9
    Scene Menu - Auto or Off
    Dial Display - On or Off
    Language - Select the Menu language




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