Panasonic Lumix G1 Review
The G1 fits its many options onto 16 pages of menus. These are further broken down into five categories: Record, Custom Menu, Setup, the customizable My Menu and Playback.
It's unusual to find options where you don't expect them, helping to minimize your use of the menu system.
Note that you get a much smaller set of menus in full Auto mode.
|Option||Values / Actions||Notes|
|Aspect Ratio|| 4:3
- 4000 x 3000/2816 x 2112/2048 x 1536
|Picture Size|| Large
RAW + Fine
RAW + Standard
|RAW mode stores only the maximum number of pixels of your chosen aspect ratio, not necessarily the entire sensor.|
|Metering Mode|| Multiple
|Stabilizer|| Mode 1
|Mode 1 is always active. Mode 2 only when the shutter is pressed. Mode 3 is used when horizontally panning.|
Auto with Red-eye correction
On with Red-eye correction
Slow sync with Red-eye correction
|Camera tries to digitally remove red eyes from images.|
|Flash Syncro|| 1st
|Flash fires at start or end of exposure|
|Flash Adjust||+/- 2 EV in 0.3 EV steps|
|Exposure and contrast are adjusted to compensate for scenes requiring a wide dynamic range|
|Ex. Opt. Zoom|| On
|"Extra Optical Zoom" - crops the image to simulate additional zoom|
|Digital Zoom|| Off
|Burst Rate|| H
|Selects 3 or 2 fps shooting|
|Auto Bracket|| Steps
3, 5 or 7 frames
1/3 or 2/3 EV steps
|Self-Timer|| 10 sec
10 sec (3 images)
|Builds up an image from multiple exposures. Auto gain corrects the brightness|
|Color Space|| sRGB
|Long Shtr NR|| On
|Takes a second, dark-frame to allow subtraction of long exposure noise|
|ISO Limit Set|| Off
|Sets the maximum limit to which Auto or i.ISO settings will set the sensitivity.|
|ISO Increments|| 1 EV
|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|
|EVF Disp. Style|| Finder style
LCD Monitor style
|LCD Disp. Style|| Finder style
LCD Monitor style
|LCD Info. Disp.|| 1 (Blue)
|Selects the status view color scheme.|
|EVF/LCD Auto|| Off
|Uses the proximity sensor to switch between EVF and LCD.|
|Provides a histogram on the shooting screen|
|Guide lines|| Off
|AF/AE Lock|| AE
|Which parameters are locked by the AL/AE lock button|
|AF/AE Lock Hold|| Off
|Is the action of the AF/AE Lock button retained?|
|Preview Hold|| Off
|Is the action of the preview button retained upon button release?|
|Pre AF|| Off
|Quick AF will start to try to achieve focus when it detects the camera is being held steadily.|
|Direct AF Area|| Off
|On allows the AF point to be moved when in single-point AF mode|
|Focus Priority|| Off
|Does the camera wait for focus before allowing shutter release|
|AF Assist Lamp|| Off
|AF + MF|| Off
|Allows manual fine-tuning of focus once AF lock has been achieved|
|MF Assist|| Off
|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|
|Dial Guide|| Off
|Gives cues to the dial's function in the viewfinder after a change|
|Menu Resume|| Off
|Menus return to last-used position|
|Pixel Refresh||Start processing
|Checks the sensor for malfunctioning pixels|
|Shoot W/O Lens|| Off
- 18 Photographic tests (Noise)
- 19 Photographic tests (Noise)
- 20 Photographic tests (DR)
- 21 Photographic tests
- 22 Compared to
- 23 Compared to (JPEG)
- 24 Compared to (JPEG)
- 25 Compared to (JPEG)
- 26 Compared to (JPEG)
- 27 Compared to (JPEG)
- 28 Compared to (RAW)
- 29 Compared to (RAW)
- 30 Compared to (RAW)
- 31 Compared to (Higher ISO)
- 32 Compared to (Resolution)
- 33 Conclusion
- 34 Samples
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