Record Screens & Menus

iAuto (Intelligent Auto) allows the camera to choose and adjust all of the settings to capture the best image possible. This includes the camera selecting the most appropriate shooting mode for your current shooting situation. Pressing the DISPlay button lets you choose the amount and type of information available on the LCD screen. The 4 choices are shown above.

Half-pressing the shutter release allows the camera to lock its focus and exposure. Here you can see that the camera has focused on the top left corner of the image. Since the camera thinks that it has detected a face, it has selected Portrait mode from the scene choices and locked in its aperture and shutter settings as well.

Program is also an automatic shooting mode, however, you have more control over the camera's settings. No scene mode is available here, so your settings will always be consistent unless you change them.

Scene Modes: Portrait, Soft Skin, Transform, Self-Portrait, Scenery, Panorama Assist, Sports, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Handheld Night Shot, Food, Party, Candle Light, Baby1, Baby2, Pet, Sunset, High sensitivity, Flash Burst, Starry Sky, Fireworks, Beach, Snow, Aerial Photo, Pin Hole, Film Grain, High Dynamic, Photo Frame, Underwater and High Speed Movie

As you select your shooting mode via the mode dial, you will also see the same list of modes on the LCD screen. This allows you to change your modes without having to look at the dial. With a full set of manual modes, this camera can be much more than a standard point-n-shoot camera.

The ZS10's touch screen allows you to touch the screen to choose your focus point, and it also allows you to control the camera's zoom functions. Touching the appropriate places gives you two speeds of zoom both in and out with buttons that automatically go the wide and telephoto ends.

Quick Menu Settings:
  • GPS Mode - On, Off, Airplane Mode
  • Burst Shooting - Intelligent Burst, 2fps AF, 5fps AF, 10fps, 40fps (5M), 60fps (2.5M), Off
  • Metering Mode - 23-Area Multi, 1-Area, Spot, Face Detection
  • AF Mode - Face Detection, AF Tracking, 23-Area, 1-Area
  • White Balance - Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Incandescent, White Set, Color Temperature
  • ISO - Auto, iISO, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
  • Picture Size - 14M, 10M, 7M, 5M, 3M, 0.3M
  • Rec Quality - GFS, FSH, GS, SH
  • LCD Mode - Off, Auto Power LCD, Power LCD


In REC mode, the 4-way controller also works as a set of shortcuts that allow you to quickly change the Exposure Compensation (up), Flash (right), Macro (down) and the Self Timer (left).

Rec Menu (Program):

  • Aspect Ratio - 4:3, 3:2, 16:9, 1:1
  • Picture Size - 14M, 10M, 7M, 5M, 3M, 0.3M
  • Quality - JPEG Fine or Standard
  • ISO - Auto, iISO, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
  • White Balance - Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Halogen, White Set
  • AF Mode - Face Detection, Spot, 23-Area, 1-Area
  • Quick AF - On or Off
  • Face Recognition - On, Off, Memory
  • Metering Mode - Evaluative, Center, Spot
  • I.Exposure - Off, Low, Standard, High
  • Min. Shtr Speed - Auto, 1, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/15, 1/30, 1/60, 1/125, 1/250
  • I. Resolution - Off, Low, Standard, High
  • Digital Zoom - On or Off
  • Burst - Off, Burst modes
  • Color Mode - Standard, Natural, Vivid, B/W, Sepia, Cool, Warm
  • AF Assist Lamp - On or Off
  • Red-eye Removal - On or Off
  • Stabilizer - On or Off
  • Date Stamp - With Time, Without Time, Off
  • Clock Set - Set the time and Date

Panasonic uses its burst shooting abilities on the ZS10 to simulate a 3D camera. As you move the camera to the left, the camera will capture several images to create a 3D image. This is a great feature for anyone with a 3D HDTV.

Movie Menu:
  • REC Mode - AVCHD Lite, Motion JPEG
  • Rec Quality - GFS, FSH, GS, SH
  • Active Mode - On or Off (image stabilizer)
  • Continuous AF - On or Off
  • Wind Cut - On or Off

Visitors of Steves can visit the stores below for real-time pricing and availability. You can also find hot, soon to expire online offers on a variety of cameras and accessories at our very own Camera Deals page.