New G2 and Live View

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by CCRoo, Dec 16, 2011.

  1. CCRoo

    CCRoo Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 22, 2011

    I have begun playing with my new G2. The readout on the LCD and LVF shows a brighter image than the one I saw before I snapped the shutter. I don't recall ever experiencing this with my EP-2.

    (I have the LCD set no to adjust for ambient light -- LCD mode set to off.)

    Any ideas?

  2. ~tc~

    ~tc~ Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Oct 22, 2010
    Houston, TX

    The Panny screen is not WYSIWYG, it always gains up. You need to use the DOF and shutter speed preview to see the actual exposure.
  3. spatulaboy

    spatulaboy I'm not really here

    Jul 13, 2011
    North Carolina
    Real Name:
    Yes you need to hit the "DOF/Delete" button then "Display" I don't use it much :/
  4. CCRoo

    CCRoo Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 22, 2011
    Wow, should that bother me? Coming from the EP-2 it's disappointing.
  5. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin .

    Oct 9, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Real Name:
    I don't really understand why Panasonic chose to use this method since it partly defeats the purpose of having live-view in the first place and makes the EVF/screen no "smarter" than the OVF of a DSLR. Being able to see the final exposure before taking the image means that you get the exposure right the first time. I'd rather see the WYSIWYG view employed full-time in auto-exposure modes just like on virtually every other live-view camera that I can remember.
  6. CCRoo

    CCRoo Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 22, 2011