Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3 Review
By Mike Flacy
Playback Modes & Menus
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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
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.
The rotate feature allows the camera to rotate an image without a computer 90� at a time.
Camera Setup Menu:
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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