Feature3: Wide-ranging visual effects
Aperture auto shift to secure appropriate exposure automatically.
If there is overexposure at the set aperture value when in aperture priority mode, the aperture value can be automatically adjusted. You can just leave it to the camera in times such as when the subject moves between shadow and sunlight or the weather changes suddenly.
Automatic brightness level compensation function a strong tool for high contrast scenes.
Even in scenes with backlighting and extreme contrast, by automatically controlling brightness distribution, the GX200 limits whiteout while reducing loss of detail in dark areas. This makes it possible to create natural-looking images closer to what the eye sees. With rich gradations in areas of both high and low brightness, this function meets the expectations of the photographer's aesthetic vision. Compensation can also be done in playback mode.
Distortion compensation function supporting full use of wide-angle lenses.
The GX200's high-performance optics compensate for distortion well. But a distortion compensation function is also provided if image distortion is still a problem. That way you can more easily enjoy the attraction of wide-angle lens. The function can be turned on or off at will. And it also exhibits its abilities when a wide conversion lens is attached.
- * Lens angle changes when distortion compensation is on.
Exposure modes expand photo expression.
In addition to auto shooting mode for easy snap shooting with the camera taking care of the settings, the exposure modes A (aperture priority mode), M (manual exposure mode), and P (program shift mode) offer many options for creative photography.
Subtle light effects with light intensity adjustment and manual flash functions.
Light intensity of the built-in flash can be adjusted across a wide range (-2 to +2 EV). This is helpful for controlling subject-background balance in both macro and normal shooting situations. Moreover, manual flash where light intensity is freely set (in 1/2 EV increments) is also possible. And you can enjoy a range of creative flash photography such as rear curtain and front curtain synchronization, which are useful for creating a trail of light in the image.
Black & White (TE) settings for richly flavoured monochrome works.
Using the B&W (TE: Toning Effect) settings, fascinating duotone-style monochrome works are possible. Color choices for toning effects are red,blue, green, sepia, or purple; and color depth, contrast, and sharpness can also be adjusted.
Black & White (TE) settings
Color bracketing simultaneously shoots multiple images for varied impressions.
With one shutter push, three images-color, B&W, and B&W (TE)-are recorded. Works with a diverse feel can be easily created without post-shooting image processing.
White balance compensation for "just right" color.
White balance is a major factor in determining coloring and the impression that a photograph makes. The GX200 allows for fine tuning of the white balance compensation when taking pictures while viewing the LCD display or electronic viewfinder. Compensation can be done on the blue/amber or magenta/green scales according to the light source. Compensation can also be done in playback mode.
1:1 Aspect square format images in RAW mode.
In addition to 4:3 and 3:2 aspect ratios, 1:1 square format photography is also possible. Combined with the electronic viewfinder with its tilt mechanism, the GX200 gives the feel of shooting with a medium format camera. Enjoy framing 6x6 film style compositions.
Image stabilizer and auto high- sensitivity auto setting expand the domain of hand-held photography.
The CCD-shift-type image stabilizer demonstrates its power in dark scenes, enabling hand-held shooting of sharp images with minimum hand-motion blur. This is, of course, very helpful for shooting in places where flash use is prohibited, but it can also be effective for creating atmospheric shots in natural light. In addition, if ISO sensitivity is set to "AUTO-HI," the camera will automatically raise the ISO sensitivity based on the scene. This can result in a faster shutter speed, which is useful for preventing image blurring.