Panasonic DMC-FX12 User Manual (en)

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∫ Recording guide line
When you align the subject on the 
horizontal and vertical guide lines or the 
cross point of these lines, you can take 
pictures with well-designed composition by 
viewing the size, the slope and the balance 
of the subject.
∫ 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 you to easily check a picture’s 
exposure.
• 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 allows you to get the 
maximum performance from your camera.
A When the values are concentrated on 
the left, the picture is under exposed.
B When the values are distributed evenly, 
the exposure is proper and the 
brightness is well-balanced.
C When the values are concentrated on 
the right, the picture is over exposed.
Examples 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 is an approximation in 
recording mode.
• The histogram of a picture may not match 
in recording mode and playback mode.
• The histogram displayed in this camera 
does not match histograms displayed by 
picture editing software used in PCs etc.
• The histogram does not appear in simple 
mode [
] or motion picture mode [
and during multi playback or calendar 
playback and playback zoom.
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