Understanding Panasonic IA Settings

Just a quick post, I was just browsing around the internet and came across Panasonic’s Intelligent Auto modes explained so I thought I would share the link.

Understanding Panasonic IA Settings

Source: Panasonic


Panasonic’s intelligent auto mode works surprisingly well. I have a Lumix FZ1000 and when out with the family rather than mess around with settings, I set the camera to the IA mode. With the IA mode on the Lumix FZ1000 I can still shoot RAW, I don’t know about theirother cameras. I assume that some you can, and some you cannot.

If your just starting out in photography and  you don’t know which mode will give you the best shooting results, or when you don’t have time to play with settings, using your cameras IA mode works well and maybe preferable to your cameras Programme Mode.

The Face Detection function feature of IA mode memorises a specific person’s face and automatically focuses on it, which is great when shooting people. The FZ1000 even focuses on the eye closest to the camera!

iA Modes may include:

  • O.I.S. to detect hand-shake
  • Intelligent ISO Control to detect subject movement
  • Face Detection AF/AE to detect faces in the frame
  • Intelligent Scene Selector to detect scene conditions
  • Intelligent Exposure to detect the brightness level
  • AF Tracking to continually track a moving subject and keep it in focus.

These  functions work automatically and simultaneously in IA Mode to optimise your settings, leaving you to concentrate on composing your photos or capturing the moment.

I think as I write this post Panasonic are offering a 12 month free magazine subscription on certain camera modes, including the Lumix FZ1000 which is a Bridge Camera.


Panasonic FZ1000 Bridge Camera
Panasonic FZ1000 Bridge Camera (Source: Panasonic)



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