Feature2: Functional beauty and operability
Large, vivid high-resolution 2.7-inch 460,000 dots HVGA LCD display.
The new high-resolution LCD display vividly presents image detail. The wide field of view (160 degrees both vertically and horizontally) gives the feel of "free angle" shooting, and the high contrast gives great visibility even outdoors. The 1/20-size image display function looks great on the high-definition screen and is convenient for quickly finding one image among many.
Up to three "My Setting" mode options can be defined.
With "My Setting" mode, frequently used shooting settings can be preset and switched to in an instant. With the GX200, the number of options has been expanded to three. It is also possible to change the shooting mode from the shooting menu, so there is no need to go to the trouble of revising custom settings each time.
Function button for one-push switching between functions.
Two Fn (function) buttons enable direct changes reflecting the photographer's preferences. One-push mode change functions are assigned to each button. For instantaneous switching, pre-select and register frequently used functions such as picture quality mode and AF mode. Don't let sudden photo chances get away.
[ Fn button settings possible ]
AF<= > MF (combined with AF lock) / Snap<= > AF/AE Lock / JPEG=> RAW / Color=> B&W (TE) / target shift / Various photography settings menu (exposure compensation, white balance, WB compensation, ISO, picture quality, focus, picture settings, metering, continuous shooting, auto bracketing, light intensity adjustment, manual flash)
Electronic level enables fast and precise camera levelling.
Keeping the camera level with respect to the subject is a basic requirement for making full use of a wide-angle lens. That's why the GX200 has an internal electronic leveller which lets you view the horizontal or vertical indicator while watching the LCD display. The photographer can quickly ensure that shots are aligned horizontally and vertically. The level indicator can also be viewed with the electronic viewfinder (in both normal and tilted positions). This makes it possible to concentrate on shooting without taking your eye off the subject.
Continuous shooting functions for fast reaction.
With its new high-volume buffer memory, the GX200 can do exposure auto bracketing and continuous shooting of up to five images, even in high-image-quality RAW, giving shooting abilities approaching SLR levels.
Select playback screen for smooth image checking.
For playback mode, it is possible to define in advance where to first display the image: on the electronic viewfinder or the LCD display. Even when checking images without taking your eye from the camera to eliminate the influence of ambient light, there is no nuisance of having to use the VF/LCD button each time to make a switch.
Auto rotate display function makes it easy to review images.
Horizontal or vertical? The camera position is detected during shooting and that information is added to the image. This makes it possible to automatically rotate the image to the correct orientation for the position of the camera during playback.