Panasonic DMCGX1XS User Manual (en)

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Recording
Applicable modes: 
The effects of aperture and shutter speed can be checked by using the Preview Mode.
Confirm the effects of aperture: You can check the depth of field (effective focus range) 
before taking a picture by closing the leaf shutter to the aperture value you set.
Confirm the effects of shutter speed: Movement can be confirmed by displaying the actual 
picture that will be taken with that shutter speed. When the shutter speed is set for high speed, 
display in the shutter speed preview will be displayed like a time-release film. It is used in cases 
such as stopping the movement of running water.
The initial setting of [Fn2] is set to [PREVIEW].
1
Set [Fn BUTTON SET] in the [CUSTOM] menu to [PREVIEW].
2
Switch to confirmation screen by pressing [Fn2].
Screen is switched every time [Fn2] is pressed.
∫ Depth of field properties
¢1 Recording conditions
¢2 Example: When you want to take a picture with a blurred background etc.
¢3 Example: When you want to take a picture with everything in focus including the background 
etc.
Note
It is possible to record while in Preview Mode.
Range for shutter speed effect check is 8 seconds to 1/1000th of a second.
Confirm the Effects of Aperture and Shutter Speed (Preview Mode)
Normal recording 
screen
Effects of Aperture
Effects of Shutter 
Speed
¢1
Aperture value
Small
Large
Focus length of the lens
Tele
Wide
Distance to the subject
Near
Distant
Depth of field (effective focus range)
 Shallow (Narrow)
¢2
 Deep (Wide)
¢3