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Old Jul 2, 2006, 4:32 PM   #1
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I have read on Panasonics home page that the FX01 has an auto Bracketing mode(3 frames). Yet I havnt seen it described in any reviews. does anyone know the camera does have this mode and how it works?
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The fx01 does have auto bracketing as do all the Panasonics as far as I know. It is accessed by pushin the up toggle twice and choosing ev +/- 1/3, 2/3,or 1 from whatever ev value the camera is set at. Ex: camera set at -1/3 ev and auto bracketing set at +/- 1/3 would result in three shots taken, 1 each at at ev -2/3, -1/3 and 0.
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Thanks fpr the explanation
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Another question since you seem o know panasonic. The FX01 does not have a "stitch assist". Does it have an exposure lock option to take your own panoramics?
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Another question since you seem o know panasonic. The FX01 does not have a "stitch assist". Does it have an exposure lock option to take your own panoramics?
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No exposure lock, per se. You can lock exposure (and focus) with a shutter half-press and reframe. That's what I do with panos. Start with the middle shot and return to that position and lock exposure/focus for each subsequent shot left and right of center keeping the horizon constant and overlapping about 1/3.

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I never bother with exposure lock. just manual focus, A priority and shoot. I use autostich to join them and it does a great job. I tried manual exposure but if you turn around about 90 degrees taking photos you want to join some of your shots will be over- or underexposed. If you have all of them correctly eposed Autostich doesn't care what shutter speed you used, it just joins them.
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Does the FX01 have any manual modes focusing or exposure, especially exposure. I'd get one but as far as I mcould tell it was missing PASM. :sad:
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Does the FX01 have any manual modes focusing or exposure, especially exposure. I'd get one but as far as I mcould tell it was missing PASM. :sad:
Unfortunetely it does not have any manual control, sorry. Though you set up to an 8 sec exposure with it. Pretty sure that's when you use thenight portrait or night landscape scene modes.
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Does the FX01 have any manual modes focusing or exposure, especially exposure. I'd get one but as far as I mcould tell it was missing PASM. :sad:
The short answer is no. The fx01 is pretty much a pure point &shoot. Very little manual control. The aperture will go from f2.8 to f11.Different f stops are attainable as min and max only (nothing in between)atspecific focal lengthsas shown in the table below.



Shutter speeds can go from 1/2000s to 60s. The default minimum slow shutter speed can beset to 1/8s (factory default), 1/4s, 1/2s, and 1s. So there is some minimal control there for low light non-flash and slow sync flash shots. (Normal flash is setto 1/30s.) Night scene mode will keep the shutter open for as long as 8 sec but there is no way to actually set it. Starry sky mode will let you set the shutter speed to 15s, 30s, or 60s.

I have the fx01 and like it alot. It's a well made28mm wa ultra compact p&s and does a very nice job as such.

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