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2.5-Inch Diagonal High-Resolution LCD for Brighter Viewing
The LX1 features a 2.5-inch diagonal high-resolution LCD monitor--surprisingly large for such a compact camera. This high-quality, 207,000-pixel display makes it easy to see your subject. For easier viewing when shooting outdoors on a sunny day, press the Power LCD button to boost the backlighting by about 40%.
Easy-to-See, Easy-to-Understand LCD Indications
In addition to displaying the settings in large, easy-to-understand text, the large, 2.5-inch diagonal screen with 230,000-pixel resolution lets you show up to 25 thumbnail images at once. This makes it easier to search for, and organize, the photos you take.
Choice of Aspect Modes
A switch at the top of the lens barrel lets you choose an aspect ratio of normal 4:3, wide 16:9, or the 3:2 used in film cameras. A 16:9 image is obtained using the wide-angle lens and large CCD, instead of the conventional method of cropping the top and bottom of a 4:3 image.
Flexible, Single-Switch Focusing
A switch on the side of the lens lets you match the focusing operation to your shot. Choose from 1-point AF (normal or high-speed), 3-point high-speed AF, 9-point AF, Spot AF, AF macro to focus from as close as 0.16 feet (5 centimeters) from the subject, or manual focus using the joystick. Focusing is also made easier by the Manual Focus Assist function, which lets you enlarge the center of the LCD image to check the focus, and the AF Assist Lamp for focusing in dimly lit places.
Super-Fast Shutter Response and Mega Burst Consecutive Shooting
Thanks to the Venus Engine II's release time lag of around 0.008 second and shutter interval of around 0.4 second, the LX1 is super-fast. You can snap off consecutive shots at 3 frames per second with full resolution. And with Unlimited Consecutive Shooting, you can keep shooting until the memory card is full.
Manual Exposure and Manual Focus Using the Joystick
The joystick on the back of the camera lets you manually adjust the exposure and focus. You can set the aperture, shutter speed, and focus with your thumb while viewing the LCD monitor to compose the photo. By pressing and holding the joystick, you can also set four parameters (white balance, ISO sensitivity, recording image size, and image quality) instantly while viewing the subject, without having to switch to the menu screen.
Flexible Shooting to Match the Scene
Take beautiful photos even if you're using a camera for the very first time. The camera does all the work, so you can just aim and press the shutter button.
Program AE Mode
This mode determines the optimal aperture and shutter speed settings for you.
Aperture Priority AE Mode
You can set the aperture between f2.8 and f8.0 to create a softer focus.
Shutter Priority AE Mode
Set the shutter speed between 8 seconds and 1/2,000 second to freeze or express movement.
Manual Exposure Mode
You can manually set both the aperture and shutter speed. Enjoy full manual control plus a Manual Exposure Assist function.
Pressing the left of the cursor button opens a help screen that explains what each mode is for. Select two of the following 14 modes according to the shooting conditions.
- Starry Sky Mode
- Candle Mode
- Portrait Mode
- Night Portrait Mode
- Night Scenery Mode
- Party Mode
- Sports Mode
- Scenery Mode
- Fireworks Mode
- Snow Mode
- Self-Portrait Mode
- Baby Mode
- Soft Skin Mode
- Food Mode
- AF/AE Lock Button for locking focus and exposure at particular settings
- Auto Angle Detection rotates vertical shots 90º for easier viewing when connecting with an AV cable. This function may not work on some TV/LCD monitors.
- TIFF compatible for saving images without compressing data
- RAW format for saving images as unprocessed CCD data
- PictBridge-Compatible for direct printer connection
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