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Old Apr 12, 2010, 10:52 AM   #1
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Can't help noticing the LCD does not show what the actual photo outcome is.

I'm sure this is a limitation of most digital cameras.

What are some of the methods used to remedy this issue?

Would learning about histograms help here ?

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In what way is the LCD not showing what your actual photo outcome is?

I reserve judgement on all of my photos until after I have seen them on my PC, which is why I shoot RAW+JPEG in case I make big mistakes with exposure or want more to work with at the editing stage.
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Colors are sometimes slightly different and sometimes the photo is lighter or darker than what appears on the LCD. Sometimes the LCD appears not to be in focus when the subject is actually in focus or better than what appears on the LCD.
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You can't rely on the colour reproduction of the LCD - it's just an enlarged viewfinder for composition. Besides, colour balance can easily be changed when editing on a computer. As for the focus issue it's probably related to the limited resolution of the LCD screen.
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Chris and Davi, I recall reading somewhere that the Auto setting of the LCD might be contributing to the problem. Someone recommended setting it to either Normal or Power, and that the 11 or so variable steps Panasonic adjusts the screen by might be misrepresenting the actual brightness/contrast and even colours of the actual image.

I can't claim first hand knowledge of this, just relaying something that I had come across on a thread on a similar topic before.

Hopefully someone with much more experience like shoturtle or dbnet or Sarah might be able to shed some light (no pun intended ) on this matter.

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I noticed on mine, that I would get the shot in focus and and it was clear
and crisp looking on the LCD, I take the shot, and then it looks slightly
blurry when the camera reviews it, but the image looks ok on the
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