Rotating the Mode dial to the GUIDE position will bring up the built-in Shooting Guide on the
LCD screen. There are 13 selections to choose from.
Here you can see the Program exposure mode, in the center are the auto focus target marks, and
across the bottom is image quality, SHQ = Super High Quality (12-megapixels) and there's enough
space on our xD card for 168 pictures.
When you half-press the shutter release it starts the autofocus process and if it locks you'll
get the "focus OK" green icon (top left). If focus fail you will get a red "can't focus" icon
(not shown.) The "red lightning bolt" icon indicates the flash is charged and ready to fire.
Pressing the 4-way controller Up, Down, Left or Right allows you to quickly change settings for
Macro focus mode, Flash mode, Self-timer, and Exposure compensation.
You can access a variety of Scene modes by rotating the Mode dial to the SCN position. As you go through the Scene selections an image depicting the mode is shown and then a brief text explanation of the mode is presented (shown above.) You can choose from 24 different exposure modes: Auto, Program Auto, Scene Preset (Portrait, Landscape, Landscape & Portrait, Night Scene, Night & Portrait, Sport, Indoor, Candle, Self- Portrait, Available Light Portrait, Sunset, Fireworks, Cuisine, Behind Glass, Documents, Auction, Shoot & Select1, Shoot & Select2, Smile Shot, Beach & Snow), Digital Image Stabilization Mode, Movie
Pressing the OK/FUNC. button will bring up the menu of options shown above.
FUNC. Menu Options:
White Balance - Auto, Sunny, Cloudy, Tungsten (Incandescent), or Fluorescent 1, 2, and 3
ISO - Auto, 64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400
Drive Mode - Single, High-Speed Continuous
Metering - ESP or Spot
Press the MENU button to bring up the Record mode Menu. You can use the shortcut menus to
quickly change image resolution, reset all settings to factor defaults, change the scene mode
as well as enter the Camera or Setup menus.
SETUP Menu Options
Backup - Save a copy of images on to your PC
Menu Language - English, French, Espanol, Portuguese
PW ON Setup - Select power up screen animation and sound level
Menu Theme - Normal, Blue, Black, Pink, My Favorite
Beep - Choose Low, High or Off
Camera sounds - Low, High or Off
Shutter Sound - Choose Shutter theme
Volume - Adjust camera volume
Rec View - View image immediately after capture on LCD
File Name - Select between Reset and Auto
Pixel Mapping - Map out bad pixels
Monitor Brightness - Adjust LCD backlight
Set Clock - Set time and or date
Dual Time Setup - On/Off
Alarm Clock - Daily or One-Time
Video Out - Video out signal - NTSC or PAL format
Video Out - NTSC, PAL
Power Save - On, Off
Movie mode lets you capture SHQ (640x480, 30fps), HQ (320x240, 30fps) or SQ (160x120, 15fps) resolution motion video with sound. The length of a movie is limited only by the available memory. The "wavy hand" symbol indicates that digital stabilization is enabled. Because the Stylus 1200 features a built-in microphone, the optical zoom may not be used during recording. However, you can preset the desired focal length before starting to record a movie.
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