Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3 Review
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Playback Modes & Screens
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
The Resize option lets you "down size" larger images.
The Trim option lets you crop an image and save it as a smaller image.
You can also add audio memos to your saved photos.
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.
You get VCR like controls to pause, stop, fast forward and rewind.
Setup Menu (same in record or play mode):
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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