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Camera Menus

Custom menu

The Custom menu defines the fine detail of the camera's behavior, from adjusting the AF/AE lock functions and specifying the Fn buttons' functions, to defining the viewfinder and touch screen options.

Option Values / Actions Notes
Cust. Set Mem.  • C1
 • C2
 • C3-1
 • C3-2
 • C3-3
Assigns current settings to one of five custom memories
AF/AE Lock  • AE Lock
 • AF Lock
 • AF/AE Lock
 • AF On
Defines operation of AF/AE Lock button
AF/AE Lock Hold  • On
 • Off
Defines operation of AF/AE Lock button
Shutter AF  • On
 • Off
 
Half Press Release  • Off
 • On
 
AFS/AFF  • AFS
 • AFF
Does focus lock or attempt to re-adjust when shutter half-pressed
Quick AF  • Off
 • On
Attempts to keep live view close to in-focus to shorten focus times
Eye Sensor AF  • Off
 • On
 
Pinpoint AF Time  • Long
 • Med
 • Short
 
Af Assist Lamp  • Off
 • On
 
Direct Focus Area  • Off
 • On
Allows AF point to be manually positioned in single-point AF mode
Focus/Release Priority  • Focus
 • Release
Determines if the camera waits for focus before allowing shutter release
AF+MF  • Off
 • On
Allows manual fine-tuning of focus once AF lock has been achieved
MF Assist  • Focus ring or Focus Point button
 • Focus ring only
 • Focus Point button only
 • Off
Defines how MF Assist (magnified live view) is engaged.
MF Guide  • Off
 • On
Engages the on-screen distance scale during manual focus.
Histogram  • Off
 • On
 
Guide Line  • Off
 • Vert/Horz guides (adjustable)
 • Grid with diagonals
 • Thirds
Selects composition guide type
Highlight  • Off
 • On
Highlights over-exposed regions in playback preview image.
Constant Preview  • Off
 • On
Previews the effect of exposure changes in Manual Exposure mode
Expo. Meter  • On
 • Off
Shows the Aperture/Shutter speed slider display
LVF Disp. Style  • Display Border On
 • Display Border Off
Shooting info can be superimposed or separated from preview image
Monitor Disp. Style  • Display Border On
 • Display Border Off
Shooting info can be superimposed or separated from preview image
Monitor Info. Disp.  • On
 • Off
Engages interactive control panel as a display option
Rec Area  • Stills
 • Movies
Matches preview to aspect ratio of chosen shooting mode
Remaining Disp.  • Stills (frames)
 • Movies (time)
Shows remaining space in number of stills or amount of movie footage.
Auto Review  • Off
 • 1 Sec
 • 2 Sec
 • 3 Sec
 • 4 Sec
 • 5 Sec
 • Hold
 
Fn Button Set  • Fn1
38 options
 • Fn2
38 options
 • Fn3
38 options
 • Fn4
9 options
 • Fn5
38 options
 • Fn6
36 options
 • Fn7
36 options

Defines the function assigned to different buttons (both hard buttons and touch-screen buttons).

Click here to see the full list of available options.

Q. MENU  • Preset
 • Custom
 
Dial Set  • Assign Dial (F/SS)
Front F /Rear SS
Front S/Rear FF
 • Rotation (F/SS)
Front Right /Rear Right
Front Left/Rear Left
 • Exposure Comp
Front Dial
Rear Dial
Off
 
Video Button  • On
 • Off
 
Power Zoom Lens    
Eye Sensor  • Sensitivity
High
Low
 • LVF/Monitor Auto
On
Off
 
Touch Settings  • Touch Screen
On
Off
 • Touch Tab
On
Off
 • Touch AF
On
Off
 • Touch Pad AF
Off
On
 
Touch Scroll  • H
 • L
 
Menu Guide  • On
 • Off
 
Shoot W/O Lens  • Off
 • On
This must be set to 'On' when using lens adapters

Setup Menu

The Setup menu allows adjustment of basic operational settings like date/time, screen brightness and energy saving options to prolong battery life, as well as an option for memory card formatting. Crucially it's also where you'll find all the Wi-Fi control settings.

Option Values / Actions Notes
Clock Set  • HH:MM, MMM/DD/YYYY
 • Style
M.D.Y
D.M.Y
Y.M.D
24HRS / AM/PM
 
World Time  • Destination
Set Destination time zone
 • Home
Set Home time zone
 
Travel Date  • Travel setup
Off
Set
Set departure date
Set return date
 • Location
Off
Set
Specify destination
Allows you to pre-program camera with dates and location of a trip
Wi-Fi  • Wi-Fi Function
New Connection
Select a destination from History
Select a destination from Favorite
 • Wi-Fi Setup
LUMIX CLUB
PC Connection
Device Name
External AV device
Wi-Fi Password
Network Address
Approved Regulations
 
Beep  • Beep Volume
Muted
Low
High
 • E-Shutter Vol.
Muted
Low
High
 
Speaker Volume  • Level 0 - 6  
Headphone Volume  • Level 1 - 16  
Monitor Display  • Brightness
+/– 3
 • Contrast and Saturation
+/– 3
 • Red tint
+/– 5
 • Blue tint
+/– 5
Monitor brightness is also affected by LCD mode (see next item)
Monitor Luminance  • Auto Power LCD
 • LCD Mode 1
 • LCD Mode 2
LCD Modes control base brightness - Mode 1 is brightest. Auto selects between Modes 1-2 based on (metered) ambient light level
Economy  • Sleep Mode
Off
1 Min
2 Min
5 Min
10 Min
 • Auto LCD Off
5 Min
2 Min
1 Min
 
Battery Use Priority  • Body
 • BG
Whether power comes from the internal battery or battery grip
USB Mode  • Select on connection
 • PictBridge (PTP)
 • PC
 
Output  • TV Aspect
16:9
4:3
 • HDMI Mode
Auto
1080p
1080i
720p
480p
 • HDMI Info Display (Rec)
On
Off
 
Viera Link  • Off
 • On
Allows the remote from a Panasonic Viera TV to control the camera
3D playback  • 3D
 • 2D
Defines how 3D images are displayed on a compatible TV
Menu Resume  • On
 • Off
 
Menu Background  • Dark Grey
 • Mid Grey
 • Wood
 • Mustard
 
Menu Information  • Off
 • On
 
Language  • English
 • Spanish
Language support varies between regions
Version Disp.  • Body Firmware version
 • Lens Firmware version
 
No.Reset  • Reset File No. in the camera?
Yes/No
 
Reset  • Reset Rec Settings?
Yes/No
 • Reset Setup/Custom Parameters?
Yes/No
 
Reset Wi-Fi Settings  • Reset Wi-Fi Settings?
Yes/No
 
Pixel Refresh  • Start Processing?
Yes/No
 
Sensor Cleaning  • Start Processing?
Yes/No
 
Format  • Yes
 • No
 

Playback menu

The Playback menu is where you control slideshow and image review options. From this menu you can title, resize, crop and rotate images in-camera. You can also split video captures into two segments; an option that can come in handy when trying to trim an unwanted segment of a clip.

Option Values / Actions Notes
Slide Show Choose one of the following first:
 • All
 • Picture only
 • Video only
 • 3D
 • Category Selection
 • Favorite

Then pick from these options:
 • Start
 • Effect
Natural
Slow
Swing
Urban
Off
 • Setup
Duration
1 sec.
2 sec.
3 sec.
5 sec.
Repeat
Off
On
Sound
Off
Auto
Music
Audio
Duration can only be set when 'Effect' is set to 'Off'
Playback Mode  • Normal play
 • Picture only
 • Video only
 • 3D play
 • Category play
 • Favorite play
 
Location Logging  • Add Location Data
 • Delete Location Data
 
Title Edit  • Single
 • Multi
Add text comments to images
Text Stamp • Single
 • Multi
'Stamp' image information onto a picture
Video Divide (Select movie) Allows you to divide a video in two
Resize • Single
• Multi
 
Cropping (Select image)  
Rotate (Select image)  
Rotate Disp.  • Off
 • On
Choice to allow image rotation on playback
Favorite  • Single
 • Multi
 • Cancel
 
Print Set  • Single
 • Multi
 • Cancel
 
Protect  • Single
 • Multi
 • Cancel
 
Face Rec. Edit  • Replace
 • Delete
Replaces or erases face recognition data in an image
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Comments

Total comments: 3
driftnomore
By driftnomore (4 months ago)

dpr- can you always include every model's shutter actuation in the specification page....? thank you.

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ceving13
By ceving13 (5 months ago)

The comparison of the different viewfinder sizes is wrong! It claims that the viewfinder of the GH3 has a 4:3 ratio although the correct ratio is 16:9. The red rectangle must be much wider or flatter.

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perry rhodan
By perry rhodan (8 months ago)

Really don't understand the rating of the jpeg compared to OMD em5. In text it seems a lot worse, in bars it's just a tiny hair worse. Whats with this? Both can't be right!

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Total comments: 3