Panasonic DMC-G3, DMC-G3K, DMC-G3W Operating Instruction

Taking Pictures with Your Favorite Settings

Taking Pictures with Your Favorite Settings

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 (ENG) VQT3N40

Recording Mode: 

Taking Pictures with Your Favorite Settings 

(Program AE Mode)

The camera automatically sets the shutter speed and the aperture value according to the 
brightness of the subject.
You can take pictures with greater freedom by changing various settings in [REC] menu.

Set the mode dial to [

].

Note

• The shutter speed is automatically set between about 20 seconds and 1/4000th of a second in 

the following cases.
– When the [SENSITIVITY] is set to [ISO160].
– When the aperture value is set to F3.5 [when the interchangeable lens (H-FS014042) is 

attached].

– When the aperture value is set to F4.0 [when the interchangeable lens (H-FS045200) is 

attached].

In Program AE Mode, you can change the preset aperture value and shutter speed without 
changing the exposure. This is called Program Shift.
You can make the background more blurred by decreasing the aperture value or record a 
moving subject more dynamically by slowing the shutter speed when taking a picture in 
Program AE Mode.

1

Press the shutter button halfway and display the 
aperture value and shutter speed value on the screen.

2

While the values are displayed (about 10 seconds), 
perform the Program Shift by rotating the rear dial.

• It will switch between Program Shift operation and Exposure 

Compensation operation every time the rear dial is pressed while 
the values are displayed.

• Rotate the rear dial to display the [EXPO.METER] B.
• The Program Shift indication 

A appears on the screen when Program Shift is activated.

• To cancel Program Shift, turn the camera off or rotate the rear dial until the Program Shift 

indication disappears.

Program Shift

A

B

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