Panasonic DMC-LX100 User Manual

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Recording mode
Taking pictures after setting the aperture value and shutter speed
Checking the effects of the aperture value and shutter speed 
([Preview] Mode)
Recording mode: 
You can use [Preview] Mode to check the effects of the selected aperture value and 
shutter speed.
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Checking the effect of the selected aperture value: This enables you to check the 
depth of field (focus range) by physically narrowing the lens aperture blades to the 
aperture value used for the actual recording.
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Checking the effect of the selected shutter speed: This allows you to check motion 
in a scene by displaying the screen at the shutter speed used for the actual recording. 
When the shutter speed is increased, the screen is displayed like a frame dropping. 
Use this function to check the effect when you want to capture an image in a scene by 
stopping the motion, for example, when you take a picture of water flowing.
1
Assign [Preview] to the function button 
 •The following step is an example of assigning [Preview] to the [Fn1] button.
2
Press the [Fn1] button to switch the confirmation screen
 •Every time you press the [Fn1] button, the screen switches.
Normal recording screen
Effect of aperture value 
Effect of shutter speed
Shtr Speed Effect On Fn1
Shtr Speed Effect Off Fn1
Depth of field characteristic
Recording 
conditions
Aperture value
Small
Large
Focal length
Telephoto
Wide-angle
Distance to a subject
Close
Far
Depth of field
(Focus range)
Shallow (narrow)
Example: 
To take a picture by 
deliberately blurring the 
background
Deep (wide)
Example: 
To take a picture by adjusting 
the focus while including the 
background
 
You can take a picture even when [Preview] Mode is activated.
 
The range in which you can check the effect of a selected shutter speed is between 8 seconds 
and 1/16000 seconds.
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