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Camera Menus

The GH1 fits its many options onto 20 pages of menus. These are divided into six categories: Record, Motion Picture, Custom Menu, Setup, the customizable My Menu and Playback. Generally you'll find all the options where you'd expect them and, after a short while with the GH1, navigating the menus is easy.

Note that you get a much smaller subset of menus in full Auto mode.

Record menu

Option Values / Actions Notes
Aspect Ratio  • 4:3
 • 3:2
 • 16:9
 • 1:1

- 4000 x 3000/2816 x 2112/2048 x 1536 - 4128 x 2752/2928 x 1952/2064 x 1376
- 4352 x 2448/3072 x 1728/1920 x 1080
- 2992 x 2992/2112 x 2112/1504 x 1504

Picture Size  • Large
 • Medium
 • Small
 
Quality  • Fine
 • Standard
 • RAW + Fine
 • RAW + Standard
 • RAW
RAW mode stores only the maximum number of pixels of your chosen aspect ratio, not necessarily the entire sensor.
Face Recognition  • Off
 • On
 • Memory
 • Set
 
Metering Mode  • Multiple
 • Center weighted
 • Spot
 
Stabilizer  • Mode 1
 • Mode 2
 • Mode 3
Mode 1 is always active. Mode 2 only when the shutter is pressed. Mode 3 is used when horizontally panning.
Flash  • Auto
 • Auto with Red-eye correction
 • On
 • On with Red-eye correction
 • Slow sync
 • Slow sync with Red-eye correction
 
D.Red-eye  • On
 • Off
Camera tries to digitally remove red eyes from images.
Flash Syncro  • 1st
 • 2nd
Flash fires at start or end of exposure
Flash Adjust +/- 2 EV in 0.3 EV steps  
i.Exposure  • Off
 • Low
 • Standard
 • High
Exposure and contrast are adjusted to compensate for scenes requiring a wide dynamic range
Ex. Opt. Zoom  • On
 • Off
"Extra Optical Zoom" - crops the image to simulate additional zoom
Digital Zoom  • Off
 • 2X
 • 4X
 
Burst Rate  • H
 • L
Selects 3 or 2 fps shooting
Auto Bracket  • Steps
3, 5 or 7 frames
1/3 or 2/3 EV steps
 • Sequence:
0/-/+
-/0/+
 
Self-Timer  • 10 sec
 • 10 sec (3 images)
 • 2 sec
 
Color Space  • sRGB
 • AdobeRGB
 
Long Shtr NR  • On
 • Off
Takes a second, dark-frame to allow subtraction of long exposure noise
ISO Limit Set  • Off
 • 200
 • 400
 • 800
 • 1600
Sets the maximum limit to which Auto or i.ISO settings will set the sensitivity.
ISO Increments  • 1 EV
 • 1/3 EV
 

Motion picture menu

Option Values / Actions Notes
Rec Mode  • AVCHD
 • Motion JPEG
 
Rec Quality

 • Rec Mode: AVCHD
FHD
SH
H
L
 • Rec Mode: Motion JPEG
HD
WVGA
VGA
QVGA

 
Exposure Mode  • P
 • A
 • S
 • M
This option is only active in creative motion picture mode
Metering Mode  • Multiple
 • Center weighted
 • Spot
 
i.Exposure   • Off
 • Low
 • Standard
 • High
Exposure and contrast are adjusted to compensate for scenes requiring a wide dynamic range
Digital Zoom  • Off
 • 2X
 • 4X
 
Wind Cut  • Off
 • Low
 • Standard
 • High
Reduces wind noise in motion picture recording

Custom menu

Option Values / Actions Notes
Cust. Set Mem.  • C1: Set 1
 • C2: Set 2
 • C3: Set 3
Assigns current settings to one of three custom memories
LVF Disp. Style  • Finder style
 • LCD Monitor style
Electronic Viewfinder display style
LCD Disp. Style  • Finder style
 • LCD Monitor style
 
LCD Info. Disp.  • 1 (Brown)
 • 2 (Red)
 • 3 (Black)
Selects the status view color scheme.
EVF/LCD Auto  • Off
 • On
Uses the proximity sensor to switch between EVF and LCD.
Histogram  • Off
 • On
Provides a histogram on the shooting screen
Guide lines  • Off
 • Thirds
 • Center
 • Movable
 
AF/AE Lock  • AE
 • AF
 • AF/AE
Which parameters are locked by the AL/AE lock button
AF/AE Lock Hold  • Off
 • On
Is the action of the AF/AE Lock button retained?
Preview Hold  • Off
 • On
Is the action of the preview button retained upon button release?
Pre AF  • Off
 • Quick AF
 • Continuous AF
Quick AF will start to try to achieve focus when it detects the camera is being held steadily.
Direct AF Area  • Off
 • On
On allows the AF point to be moved when in single-point AF mode
Focus Priority  • Off
 • On
Does the camera wait for focus before allowing shutter release
AF Assist Lamp  • Off
 • On
 
AF + MF  • Off
 • On
Allows manual fine-tuning of focus once AF lock has been achieved
MF Assist  • Off
 • On
Zooms in the view to allow high-precision manual focus
Expo. Settings  • Switch by pressing front dial
 • Switch by holding EVF/LCD button
Dictates how to toggle between the command dial's functions
Rec Area  • Stills
 • Movies
Changes the angle of view during motion picture and still picture recording
Remaining Disp  • Stills (frames)
 • Movies (time)
Switches between number of recordable pictures and available recording time
Movie button  • Off
 • On
Enables/disables the movie button
Dial Guide  • Off
 • On
Gives cues to the dial's function in the viewfinder after a change
Menu Resume  • Off
 • On
Menus return to last-used position
Pixel Refresh Start processing
Yes
No
Checks the sensor for malfunctioning pixels
Sensor cleaning Start processing
Yes
No
 
Shoot W/O Lens  • Off
 • On
 
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