Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ4 Review

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ4



Playback Modes & Screens




Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ4

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 8M, image quality Fine, battery level is full, folder name (100) and image number (0067), current image is 60 of 60 total images. The time and date is on the bottom status line. More or less info can be displayed by pressing the DISPLAY button.



Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ4

Toggling the zoom lever to the Wide angle position brings up the thumbnail index mode display. You can bring up 12 or 30 images per page as well as the calendar display, allowing you to quickly sort though saved images.



Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ4

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-TZ4

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.



Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ4

Playback Menu options:

    Calendar - Takes you to the Calendar index
    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
    Audio Dub - Allows you to record audio over an image
    Copy - Copy images back and forth from the memory card to the internal memory




Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ4

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





Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ4

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-TZ4

Movies are played back full screen 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.



Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ4

Setup Menu (same in record or play mode):

    Clock Set - Set the time and date
    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
    Histogram - On or Off
    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)
    Zoom Resume - On or Off
    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
    Dial Display - On or Off
    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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