GX7 ISO 640, etc

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by AcridSaint, Mar 11, 2014.

  1. AcridSaint

    AcridSaint Mu-43 Regular

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    Feb 25, 2014
    North Carolina
    Hi all. I received my GX7 on Friday and have been trying to figure it out. There are some things that I'm having trouble getting used to, coming from an Olympus camera. One thing is the lack of ISO fine-tuning. On the Oly I regularly shoot at 640, 1000, 1250, 2000, etc. The GX7 seems to only go full stops, 400, 800, 1600 etc.

    But, I have seen several reviews, blog posts etc. that reference having shot at 640, so I am wondering: Is there some advanced menu to enable this?
     
  2. T N Args

    T N Args Agent Photocateur

    Dec 3, 2013
    Adelaide, Australia
    call me Arg
    There is no lack of ISO fine tuning. It is maybe the Olympus that lacks the Panasonic's tune-able ISO steps.

    Camera menu, page 5, "ISO Increment"
     
  3. AcridSaint

    AcridSaint Mu-43 Regular

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    Feb 25, 2014
    North Carolina
    Never mind, I found this in the manual. For other people who want to know how to do this:

    Menu > Rec > ISO Increments (Pg. 5 of 7 on mine) > 1/3 EV
     
  4. AcridSaint

    AcridSaint Mu-43 Regular

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    Feb 25, 2014
    North Carolina
    Hi, thanks for the reply. As I said, I was looking for the menu setting. Out of the box it does not "look" to have all of the ISO increments that I use.
     
  5. oldracer

    oldracer Mu-43 All-Pro

    Oct 1, 2010
    USA
    Why would you want to fiddle with ISO in such small increments?
     
  6. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    Dara
    You can tune them on Olympus too - first thing I do when I get a new camera is disable 1/3 stop ISO options.
     
  7. T N Args

    T N Args Agent Photocateur

    Dec 3, 2013
    Adelaide, Australia
    call me Arg
    Yes, I looked at the option when I got the camera and decided the 1-stop increments were fine enough for me.
     
  8. AcridSaint

    AcridSaint Mu-43 Regular

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    Feb 25, 2014
    North Carolina
    You set the ISO to what you want to use. In looking at all of my Oly raws, my shots tend to be 200, 640 and 1000 (and occasionally 2000 at some shows). ISO performance at 3200 is unacceptable to me, however, I have found 2000 to be useable. Kind of tough to do if my only options are 1600, 3200 and 6400. In low-light situations I never push the ISO beyond what I absolutely need because m43 noise performance is not to my liking.
     
  9. val

    val Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Dec 19, 2013
    Australia
    William
    I find the small increments very useful, I really like ISO 1000 and 2000 instead of jumping from 800 to 1600 to 3200.