Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 Review
A lot of the menu items here have been moved around, but apart from that, not much is new. The base LCD brightness can now be adjusted in three steps (and further fine tuned), and there's an expanded range of languages available, however as on other recent Panasonics, the GF1's handy Auto Review Zoom function has gone missing.
|Option||Values / Actions||Notes|
|Clock set|| HH:MM, MMM/DD/YYYY
|World Time|| Destination
|Selects your home time zone and that of your current location. (From 33 regions)|
|Travel Date|| Travel setup
|Allows you to pre-program camera with dates and location of a trip|
|Volume|| Level 0 - 6|
Contrast and Saturation
|Monitor brightness is also affected by LCD mode (see next item)|
|LCD Mode *|| Auto Power LCD
LCD Mode 1
LCD Mode 2
LCD Mode 3
|LCD Modes control base brightness - Mode 1 is brightest. Auto selects between Modes 1-3 based on (metered) ambient light level|
|Economy|| Sleep Mode
Auto LCD Off
|Auto review|| Review
|Note Auto Review Zoom function is no longer available|
|USB Mode|| Select on connection
|Video Out|| NTSC
|TV Aspect|| 16:9
|Selects output ratio of video output|
|HDMI Mode|| Auto
|Selects the output from the HDMI port. 480p is selected instead of 576p when NTSC is selected under 'Video Out'|
|Viera Link|| Off
|Allows the remote control from a Panasonic Viera TV to control the camera|
|3D playback *|| 3D
|Defines how 3D images are displayed on TV|
|Calibration|| • Cancel
|To calibrate LCD touch response, touch the marked position with the stylus pen.|
|Version Disp.|| Body Firmware version
Lens Firmware version
|No.Reset|| Reset File No. in the camera?
|Reset|| Reset Rec Settings?
Reset Setup/Custom Parameters?
|Options are presented sequentially|
The playback menu is almost identical to the GF1's, with just a couple of '3D' options added for use with the H-FT012E lens and a suitable 3D TV.
|Option||Values / Actions||Notes|
|Slide Show||Choose one of the following first:
Then pick from these options:
|Playback Mode|| Normal play
Motion JPEG play
3D play *
Favorite Play *
|Title edit|| Single
|Add text comments to images|
|Text stamp|| Single
|'Stamp' image information onto a picture|
|Video Divide||(Select movie)||Allows you to divide a video in two|
|Cropping||(Select image)||Renamed from 'Trimming'|
|Aspect Conv|| 3:2
|Converts 16:9 images to other aspect ratios|
|Rotate Disp.|| Off
|Is the image rotated on playback|
|When enabled allows you to mark images as favorites by simply pressing the up arrow.|
|Print Set|| Single
|Face Rec Edit|| • Replace
|Replaces or erases face recognition data in an image|
|Plastic by Aziz Ali|
|Canada Day Fireworks by Darren Langdon|
from national holiday
|Tree Swallow hunting by iamdlewis|
from A big year - birds 2018
|Father and daughter by Jill Hancock|
from - Being 'Dad' - ( Portrait in Full colours only)
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