Contax TVS Digital Review

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Contax TVS Digital




Record Mode Screens & Menus



Contax TVS Digital


The screen display in the Program AE record mode. Icons across the top indicate auto red- eye reduction/night portrait flash, image size is 2560x1920, quality is Fine and we have enough space left on the CF card to take 3 more pictures. The battery condition icon is in the lower left corner and the AF area is marked by the white brackets in the center.



Contax TVS Digital


When the shutter release is half-pressed the exposure is calculated and the shutter speed and aperture value are displayed. The auto focus, if successful, is indicated by the green "dot" icon.



Contax TVS Digital


Pressing the DISPLAY button will regulate the amount of overlay data on the LCD monitor and one of the display modes is a live histogram.



Contax TVS Digital


The other still image capture mode is Aperture priority and depending on the selected focal length the aperture values range from f2.8 to f6.7 and are selected with the 4-way controller.



Contax TVS Digital

Using the buttons around the 4-way controller you access the camera and exposure options.



Contax TVS Digital


The C.MENU button accesses the Camera functions:

    Remote/Selftimer - Off, 0s, 2s, 10s
    AF - AF area: Wide or Spot
    Metering - Matrix, Center-weighted or Spot
    ABC - AE Bracketing: 0.0=Off or 0.3, 0.5 or 1.0 step
    Drive - Single or Continuous
    LT - Long Time shutter: 1, 2, 4 or 8 seconds
    Flash Compensation - High, Normal or Low




Contax TVS Digital


The D.MENU button accesses the Digital functions:

    Color - Color, B&W, Sepia
    Resolution - 2560x1920, 1600x1200, 1280x960 or 640x480
    Quality - Fine or Normal
    WB Bracketing - White Balance Bracketing: On or Off
    Sharpening - Image sharpening +3 to -1
    Saturation - High, Normal, Low




Contax TVS Digital


The "± WB ISO" button accesses the:

    Exposure Compensation - Override the metering ± 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
    White Balance - Auto, Sunny, Incandescent, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Preset
    ISO - Auto, 80, 100, 200, 320, 400




Contax TVS Digital


Manual focus gives you the ability to preset the focus distance for 0.6m, 0.7m, 0.8m, 1.0m 1.5m, 2.0m, 5.0m or infinity.



Contax TVS Digital


Macro focus mode covers the range of 0.15m to 0.6m





Contax TVS Digital


Movie mode records motion video at 320 x 240 resolution with audio up to 30 seconds per clip. The smaller size 160 x 120 movies have a maximum length of 120 seconds per clip.


Contax TVS Digital


Movie mode options:

    Remote/Selftimer - Off, 0s, 2s, 10s
    AF - AF area: Wide or Spot
    Sound - Record audio On or Off
    Color - Color, B&W, Sepia
    Resolution - 320x240 or 160x120
    Exposure Compensation - Override the metering ± 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
    White Balance - Auto, Sunny, Incandescent, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Preset








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