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Dear all,

 

I am battling with what is probably a very straightforward issue. My camera is set in the film mode and I do not know how to remove this mode so that I can shoot just still images.

 

The display indicates the film mode standard setting icon, the 9M icon and the motion picture icon. The program mode is set to P.

 

Now every time I press the shutter, then go to view the output I see the playback option.

 

My question is, how do I get out of the film mode so I can return to shooting still images?

 

Thanks

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I've just replicated the process on my LX5, which is effectively the same camera in terms of controls.

 

After coming out of movie/video mode and going back to 'P' on the selector dial, I still see the movie camera icon in the display, but the camera is taking still shots. whenever you press the green 'playback' button to review the image, it will say 'playback' for a few seconds on the display. This is normal.

 

Have you checked that the camera is actually still in video mode or is it actually producing still images?

 

Ernst

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I've just replicated the process on my LX5, which is effectively the same camera in terms of controls.

 

After coming out of movie/video mode and going back to 'P' on the selector dial, I still see the movie camera icon in the display, but the camera is taking still shots. whenever you press the green 'playback' button to review the image, it will say 'playback' for a few seconds on the display. This is normal.

 

Have you checked that the camera is actually still in video mode or is it actually producing still images?

 

Ernst

Thanks Ernst, for your reply. Yes I see the still images! Although, it is strange that there seems to be no way to get out of the film mode. Thanks again.

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The display indicates the film mode standard setting icon, the 9M icon and the motion picture icon. The program mode is set to P.

 

Now every time I press the shutter, then go to view the output I see the playback option.

 

Can it be that you have a different D-Lux 5 than I have? On my D-Lux 5 there is no "film mode setting", especially on the program wheel. I simply press the red button ASIDE the shutter relase and make a video according to the settings in the settings menu. Another pressure on this red button stops the video recording.

 

Before and after that, the monitor shows exactly the same icons. The red "movie icon", depicting either a small film strip with the perforations, or a stylized film camera, depending on the preset video mode, is always present, also when taking still pictures. There is no need to switch between video and still picture mode: press the red button - video, press the shutter release - picture

 

If you press the playback button on the rear, the green playback symbol, together with the word "playback" is used for both, pictures and videos. Only when hitting a video file during browsing, there will be an additional playback option shown, indicating the arrow upward button to be pressed to start the video playback.

 

Regards,

Marcus

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