Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3 Review

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Playback Modes & Menus



Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

When you press the playback button on the back of the camera, the last picture taken is displayed full screen. You can move backward or forward through the images using the LEFT and RIGHT buttons. The amount of overlay information displayed is controlled by pressing the DISP button. You can choose from no info, basic info, a full detailed list of settings.



Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

You can quickly search through stored images using the Index playback function which is actuated by pressing the Wide zoom control. The amount of times you move the Wide zoom control will determine the amount of thumbnails shown, from either 12 or 30!



Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

The image can be magnified up to 16x in 4 steps by pressing the telephoto zoom button. Once the image is enlarged at any step, you can move around inside of it using the 4-way selector buttons.



Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

Movie clips can be played in the camera with audio thanks to the built-in speaker. Press the FUNC. / SET button to play a clip, or use any of the other VCR-like controls.



Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

Playback Mode:

    Normal Play - Runs normal playback
    Slide Show - Runs a slide show of all the images on the memory card
    Mode Play - Search Playback by either picture or video
    Category Play - Search by category



Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

Playback Menu:

    Calendar - Select your images based on the date taken
    Title Edit - Add a title to one or several images
    Text Stamp - Add shooting date, Age, Travel Date or Title to an image
    Resize - Create a smaller copy of an image
    Trimming - Allows you to crop your images inside the camera
    Leveling - Allows you to slightly adjust the orientation of the image to level your subject
    Aspect Conversion - Change an image to one of the other two aspect ratios
    Rotate Disp. - Turn auto rotate of the display on or off
    Favorite - On or Off
    Print Set - Single or Multi
    Protect - Protect one or multi images to protect from deletion
    Audio Dub - Add a short audio clip to an image
    Face Recognition - Remove face recognition from the image
    Copy - Copy images from the memory card to the internal memory and visa versa



Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

Resize allows you to make your images smaller on the camera without the need for a computer. The picture will save as new file so that you do not lose the original.



Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

The rotate feature allows the camera to rotate an image without a computer 90� at a time.



Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

Camera Setup Menu:

    Clock Set - Set the time and date
    World Time - Set Home and Destination (if traveling) time zones
    Travel Date - Set date of travel
    Beep - Changes the volume of several of the camera settings
    Volume - Internal speaker volume control
    Monitor - Adjust the EVF brightness
    LCD Mode - Off, Auto Power LCD, Power LCD, High Angle
    Display Size - Change the font size from standard to large
    Guide Line - Set Rec. Info (On/Off), Histogram (On/Off), and grid lines pattern
    Histogram - Turn on a histogram
    Rec Area - Shows a darkened frame for the video record area
    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 - Camera goes back to the last zoom position
    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
    HDMI Mode - Auto, 1080i, 720p, 480p
    VIERA Link - For linking the camera to a compatible VIERA TV
    Version Disp. - Firmware version
    ROM Backup - DSC to SD, SDAll to DSC(ID Check), SDAll to DSC(Force), SDUser to DSC(Force), ! to Lumix
    Format - Format the memory card
    Language - Choose the menu language
    Demo Mode - See demo of camera movement, or the auto demo


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