Record Modes & Screens
By Mike Flacy
Record Modes & Screens
The S12 does not output during capture mode, so please excuse the quality of our screen shots.
AUTO record mode offers very few menu options, just image resolution and quality. The "12M" icon indicates the image resolution is 12-megapixels at Fine quality and there's 206 pictures remaining at the current image resolution or 9:08 left for video recording. The zoom lens gauge is shown for a few moments whenever the focal length is changed (not shown above). Pressing the 4-way controller up changes the amount of information shown on the LCD screen.
Due to the movie record button this is also the movie record scene. You can record AVI. Movie clips limited in length only by the amount of remaining available memory. Sound is recorded with the moving image, and the optical zoom can not be used during movie recording - it can be preset before recording begins.
When you half-press the shutter release the autofocus is locked and the exposure is calculated and set. If
autofocus was successful the AF marks will turn green, if it fails they turn red and blink. You will also
see the selected shutter speed and aperture values across the bottom.
Pressing the SET button brings up a shortcut menu that gives you access to a number of the most commonly changed settings. Pressing the 4-way controller down skips you directly to the flash portion of this menu.
By pressing the menu button while you have the "SET" menu active, you are able to change the settings that will be featured in this menu.
Scene mode options include: Auto, Auto Best Shot, Dynamic Photo, Portrait, Scenery, Portrait and Scenery, Self-Portrait (1 person), Self-Portrait (2 person), Children, Sports, Candlelight Portrait, Party, Pet, Flower, Natural Green, Autumn Leaves, Soft Flowing Water, Splashing Water, Sundown, Night Scene, Night Scene Portrait, Fireworks, Food, Text, Collection, For eBay, Backlight, Anti Shake, High Sensitivity, Underwater, Monochrome, Retro, Twilight, Multi-motion Image, ID Photo, Business cards and documents, White board, Silent, Prerecord, For YouTube, Voice Recording, Register User Scene.
CS - Normal Speed, 4fps, 10fps, Flash CS, Off
Self Timer - 10 Sec, 2 Sec, x3, Off
Auto Shutter - Blur, Panning, Smile, Off and adjust sensitivity
Face Detection - On or Off
Anti Shake - Auto, Camera AS, Image AS, DEMO, Off
AF Area - Spot, Free, Tracking
AF Assist Light - On or Off
Focus Frame - Change the cameras focus frame
Digital Zoom - On or Off
L/R Key - Make-up, Metering, EV Shift, White Balance, ISO, Self Timer, Off
Quick Shutter - On or Off
Grid - On or Off
Review - On or Off
Icon Help - On or Off
Memory - Allows the camera to save your last setting for certain features
Movie Quality - HD, STD, LP
EV Shift - �2 in 1/3 increments
White Balance - Auto, Daylight, Overcast, Shade, Day White Fluorescent, Daylight Fluorescent, Tungsten, Manual
ISO - Auto, 64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Metering - Multi, Center Weighted, Spot
Lighting - Extra, On or Off
Color Filter - Off, B&W, Sepia, Red, Green, Blue, Yellow, Pink, Purple
Sharpness - 0, �1, �2
Saturation - 0, �1, �2
Contrast - 0, �1, �2
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