Panasonic DMC-FX9 User Manual (en)

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∫ Histogram
• A histogram is a graph that displays 
brightness along the horizontal axis (black 
to white) and the number of pixels at each 
brightness level on the vertical axis.
• It allows the camera user to easily check 
the way a picture is being exposed.
• It is very useful if manual adjustments of 
the lens aperture and shutter speed are 
available, especially in those situations 
where automatic exposure may be difficult 
due to uneven lighting. Using the 
histogram feature will allow you to get the 
best performance from the camera.
A When the values are concentrated to 
the left, the picture is under exposed.
B When the values in the histogram are 
distributed evenly, the exposure is 
adequate and the brightness is 
well-balanced.
C When the values are concentrated to 
the right, the picture is over exposed.
Example of histogram
A Under Exposed
B Properly Exposed
C Over Exposed
¢Histogram
• When you take pictures with the flash 
or in dark places, the histogram is 
displayed in orange because the 
recorded picture and the histogram do 
not match each other.
• The histogram does not appear when in 
simple mode [
], motion picture mode 
[
], during multi playback and playback 
zoom.
• The histogram in the recording mode is an 
approximation.
• The histogram in recording and playback 
may not match each other.
• The histogram in the camera does not 
match the one displayed in picture editing 
software used with a PC, etc.
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