Record mode screen showing onscreen data. Exposure mode is in the upper left corner, "A" indicates Aperture Priority, "P" for Program AE mode, "S" for Shutter Priority or "M" for Manual record mode.
Shown here is Program Shift "Ps" mode which is Program AE mode but with the shutter speed and/or aperture "shifted" from the normal automatic settings. The shutter speed is 1/50s, the aperture is F9.0 and the EV exposure compensation factor is 0.0. The image quality is SHQ (Super High Quality) and the image size is 3072 x 2304 (7 megapixels). The green "90" indicates the number of pictures remaining at the current size and quality setting. The xD-Picture Card media slot is selected.
When you half-press the shutter release, the camera locks the exposure and focus.
If the auto focus successfully locks a green confirmation "dot" is displayed. The
red "lightning bolt" icon indicates the flash is charged and will fire.
You can enable one of two different onscreen framing-assist guide marks.
In Shutter-speed priority mode the user selects the desired shutter speed and the
camera automatically selects the appropriate aperture value. If the shutter speed is too
fast it will be displayed in red which tells you to select a slower speed. Slow shutter
speeds allow for moving objects to "motion blur" and fast shutter speeds will "freeze"
fast moving objects.
In Aperture priority mode the user selects the desired aperture value and the
camera automatically selects the appropriate shutter speed.
Small apertures (large F-stop number) increase the depth of field (range of focus)
whereas large apertures (small F-stop numbers) decreases the depth of field.
In wide angle you can select from f/2.8 to f/11, at telephoto focal lengths the
maximum aperture is f/4.8. Also shown here is the live histogram display.
In Manual mode the proper exposure value is determined by changing both the shutter
speed and the aperture values manually until the exposure compensation indicator reads
"0.0". The camera provides no automatic exposure control in this mode.
In Scene mode you select the desired mode from a sub-menu; Portrait, Sports,
Landscape+Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Underwater Wide or Underwater Macro.
Macro Focus mode covers a range of 8" to 31" with adjustable focal
lengths. Super Macro allows for shooting from 1" to 8" but the focal length is fixed.
The focus can be automatic or manually adjusted in both macro modes.
Movie mode records VGA (640x480) or QVGA (320x240 pixel) resolution
QuickTime motion JPEG with audio at 15 or 30 frames per second. SHQ (640x480 @ 30fps)
recording is limited to 20 seconds, the length in HQ, SQ1 and SQ2 is limited only by
available memory. The optical zoom cannot be used during recording but you can use the
Movie mode menu options: Sound on/off, Stabilizer on/off, Quality SQH / HQ / SQ1 / SQ2,
access to Mode Menu options.
Pressing the MENU button while in any of the still image record modes will bring this shortcut menu. From here you can quickly jump to the DRIVE modes, Resolution or White Balance settings. Choosing the MODE MENU option brings up the entire menu of record options as shown in the next series of animated screens.
The shortcut menu options other than MODE MENU are user-configurable.
CAMERA menu options.
Drive Mode - Single, Hi-Speed Sequential, Sequential, AF Sequential, AE Bracketing
Flash Compensation - Adjust flash output level
Flash Control - Select internal+external, external or slave flash
Slow-sync - Slow-sync 1st curtain, Slow-sync 1st curtain + Red-eye, Slow-sync 2nd curtain
FOCUS MODE -
AF Mode - iESP = AF target moves automatically, Spot = AF target is fixed
Fulltime AF - On = continuous AF, Off = single AF (default)
Metering Mode - ESP, Spot, Multi (up to 8 points can be set), Center-weighted
Selftimer - Off, Selftimer, Remote
Digital Zoom - Enable/disable digital zoom
Noise Reduction - Enable noise reduction for long exposures
Function - Off, Panorama, B&W, Sepia
Accessory - Off, Auxilliary Lens, Underwater
- Record 4-sec. sound clip after picture, On or Off
Frame Assist - Enable overlay guide lines on LCD display
Histogram - Off, Display when +/- button is pressed, Always On, Direct
My Mode - Assign one of four custom My Modes to the Mode Dial
Scene - Select one of five regular or two underwater scene modes
PICTURE menu options.
Image Quality - RAW (3072x2304) with optional JPEG save, TIFF (3072x2304, 2592x1944, 2288x1712, 2048x1536, 1600x1200, 1280x960, 1024x768, 640x480),
SHQ (3072x2304, 3:2 3072x2048), HQ (3072x2304, 3:2 3072x2048),
SQ1 (2592x1944, 2288x1712, 2048x1536, 1600x1200 High or Normal), SQ2 (1280x960, 1024x768, 640x480 High or Normal)
CARD and SETUP menu options.
All Reset - Off, On: On resets all settings to default when power is turned off, the Off setting retains all current settings.
EV Step - 1/2 or 1/3 EV step
Menu language - English, Japanese, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian and Portuguese
Time/Date - Set the time and date
My Mode Setup - Setup parameters for up to four custom My Modes
Sound - Button beeps, Shutter Sound effect, Volume of beeps, Volume of speaker
PW on/off Setup - Custoize the startup screen and sound
- Adjust LCD backlight intensity
VIDEO OUT - NTSC or PAL video standard
Rec View - Auto-review after capture: Off, Auto, 3, 5, 10 sec.
File Name - Auto (sequentially numbers files) or Reset
Pixel Mapping - Detect and map out bad pixels on the CCD imager
m/ft - Manual focus indicator in feet or meters
AF Illuminator - Enable/disable AF-assist lamp
Dual Control Panel - Display camera/exposure info on color LCD
Thumbnails - Show 4, 9 or 16 images per page
USB - USB mode: Normal or Direct Print
Short Cut - Assign the desired items to the Record short-cut menu
Dial - Function of Command Dial: Normal, Custom 1, 2 or 3
MyMode/Scene - Enable/disable on Mode Dial
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