Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX7 Review
Record Modes & Screens
For beginners or anyone that just wants to "point-n-shoot" there's the Simple exposure
mode (the red heart icon on mode dial.) The camera sets almost everything for you, the
Simple menu options are shown in the next frame.
Simple menu options:
Auto Review - Show image after capture, On or Off
Beep - Camera makes "beep" sounds, Off, Low, High
Clock Set - Set the time and date
Normal mode (the red camera icon on the mode dial) is also an automatic exposure
mode but the user has a wide array of menu settings available (see below.)
The screen here shows the flash is on auto, image size is 2560x1920, image quality is
Fine, the battery level is at 1/3, there's room on the SD card for another 194 shots,
the image stabilizer is set to Mode 1 (shaking hand icon) and we have the real time
When the shutter is half-pressed and the auto focus is achieved, the AF target brackets
in the center turn green (red if AF fails) and a focus confirmation "green dot" is
displayed. The shutter speed and aperture will also be displayed.
Normal menu options:
Sensitivity - Auto, 80, 100, 200 or 400 ISO equivalent
Pict. Size - 2560x1920, 1920x1080 (HDTV 16:9 format), 2048x1536, 1600x1200, 1280x960, 640x480
Quality - JPEG Fine or Standard
Audio Rec. - Record 10 sec audio note with still image, On or Off
AF Mode - Select the desired AF-area sensor combination (9-area, 3-area, 1-area or Spot)
AF Assist Lamp - On or Off
Slow Shutter - 1/8, 1/4, 1/2 or 1 second shutter speed (use of a tripod at these speeds is highly recommended)
D. Zoom - Digital zoom option, On or Off
Color Effect - Off, Cool (bluer), Warm (redder), B/W (monochrome)
Picture Adjust - Natural (softer), Standard, Vivid (sharper)
Flip Animation - Create small in-camera animations. Up to 100 320x240 images can be captured and turned into a maximum of 20 seconds of animation at either 5fps or 10fps playback rate.
Turn the mode dial to the SCN position to access the scene mode presets. This 3-page
menu is displayed, chose from: Portrait, Sports, Scenery, Night Scenery, Night Portrait,
Fireworks, Party, Snow or Self-Portrait.
Press the 4-way controller "Down" to enable the Quick Review function to view or
delete the last image taken.
Macro (close up) focus mode lets you get as close as 1.9 inches (5cm) in wide angle /
11.8 inches (30cm) in telephoto to your
Movie mode captures motion JPEG at 320 x 240 pixels at 30 or 10 frames per second with
audio. The length of capture is limited only by the amount of available memory.
Movie Capture Capacities
Movie mode recording options:
Motion Rate - 30fps or 10fps
AF Mode - Select the desired AF-area sensor combination desired
AF Assist Lamp - On or Off
Digital Zoom - Digital zoom option, On or Off
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