Panasonic DMC-FX9 User Manual (en)

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Recording Menu Settings
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∫ Using the extended optical zoom (EZ)
When the optical zoom (P37) is used, 
subjects can usually be magnified up to 
3 times. However, if you select a picture 
size such as [
] (3M EZ) which activates 
the extended optical zoom, the zoom ratio 
will be extended as shown below.
∫ Extended optical zoom mechanism
• When you set the picture size to [
(3M EZ) (3 million pixels), the 6M 
(6 million pixels) CCD area is cropped to 
the center 3M (3 million pixels) area, 
allowing a picture with a higher zoom 
effect.
∫ Picture size and maximum zoom 
magnification
(
±: Available, —: Not available)
• You can further enhance the zoom 
magnification with the extended optical 
zoom without worrying about further 
picture distortion. 
• If you set a picture size that activates the 
extended optical zoom, the extended 
optical zoom icon [
] is displayed on the 
LCD monitor when you use the zoom 
function.
• When the extended optical zoom is used, 
the zoom will stop moving for an instant 
near [W] (1
k). This is not a malfunction.
• When you set [D.ZOOM] in the [REC] 
mode menu to [ON], the digital zoom can 
be used and subjects can be recorded at 
an even higher magnification. (P75)
• In motion picture mode [
], the 
extended optical zoom does not work.
Picture size with the 
extended optical zoom 
not activated (example: 
[
] (6M))
Picture size with the 
extended optical zoom 
activated (example: 
[
]  (3M EZ))
35 mm
105 mm
Aspect 
ratio
Picture 
size
Maximum 
zoom 
magnification
Extended 
optical 
zoom
(6M)
3
k
(5M)
(4.5M)
(3M EZ)
(2M EZ)
(1M EZ)
(0.3M EZ)
4.1
k
±
(2.5M EZ)
(2M EZ)