The Drive Mode Dial on the Panasonic DMC-FZ 1000
There are 2 Mode Dials on my Panasonic DMC-FZ 1000 4K camera.The Recording Mode Dial and the Drive Mode Dial. In Part 2, I will be describing the purpose and function of the Drive Mode Dial.
The Drive Mode Dial
If you are new to Digital Photography, do not let all these technical terms confuse you. I will break them down individually, into their separate components, and this will begin to make more sense to you.
Once you have selected a Recording Mode, you can now turn your attention to the Drive Mode Dial.
The Drive Mode Dial
The Drive Mode Dial has the following 5 settings.
- Single … In this setting, when the shutter button is pressed, only one picture is recorded.
- Burst … When the camera Drive Mode is in ” Burst “, recordings are made in succession while the shutter button is pressed.
- Auto Bracket … Here, each time the shutter button is pressed, recordings are made with different exposure settings according to the Exposure Compensation range.
- Self-Timer … When the shutter button is pressed, recording takes place after the set time has elapsed.
- Time Lapse/Animation … Here, pictures are recorded with time Lapse Shot or Stop Motion Animation.
Now that you are familiar with the Recording Mode Dial and the Drive Mode Dial you are well on your way to taking great pictures that will soon impress your family and friends.
Carry your camera with you, when you are free to pursue this challenging and rewarding hobby.
Practice with it constantly, using your new found knowledge of the Recording Mode and the Drive Mode.
Soon, with lots of practice and ” time at the wheel ” you will gain the confidence that comes from manipulating a fine technological piece of machinery.
4 Tips for Taking Better Pictures
- Hold the camera gently with both hands, keep your arms still at your side and stand with your feet slightly apart.
- Do not cover the flash, the AF Assist lamp, the microphone or the speaker with your fingers or other objects.
- Be careful not to move the camera when you press the shutter button.
- Do not hold the lens barrel as you take pictures. There is a risk that your finger will be trapped as the lens retracts.
All Panasonic Cameras come with complete and easy to understand manuals.
As with anything, practice and patience will always deliver better results.
For a look at the many photos I take with this excellent Bridge Camera, please visit my collection, ” My Panasonic DMC-FZ1000 4K “,
Your comments and suggestions are always welcomed and I hope that time and practice will enable me to bring many interesting photos to this collection for your enjoyment and viewing pleasure.