Fujifilm F700 Zoom Review
By Movable Type Admin
Record Mode Screens & Menus
Here you can see the point-n-shoot AUTO record mode - The "7M F" represents image
resolution of 7-megapixels Fine quality and the "351" represents the quantity of frames that
can be recorded on the SD card at the current image size. In the center are the auto focus
Rotating the Mode Dial give access to these exposure mode: Auto, Program AE, Shutter
priority, Aperture priority, full Manual, Movie, SP1 (Scene Position1), SP2 (Scene
Position2), Natural Light, Natural Light + Flash and Anti- Blur
To change the Scene mode when the mode dial is set to SP1 or SP2, press the menu button and
use this menu with helpful descriptions.
Program AE is yet another user friendly exposure mode that gives you access to more advanced options
like metering, white balance, AF mode, Program Shift etc. Exposure compensation can be adjusted by depressing
the "+/-" button adjacent to the shutter release. You also have access to the full record mode menu which
will be explained a little further down this page.
When you half-press the shutter release the AF marks will show the intended area of focus as
well as the shutter and aperture values. I "lightning bolt" indicates the flash is charged
and will fire.
Depressing the "F" button calls up the F-Mode Menu. Options in all still image modes
are ISO speed (Auto [Auto 400 or 400], 64, 100, 200, 400, 800, and 1600), the image size (7M
Fine, 7M Normal, 3:2 aspect, 4M, 2M, 0.3M), each indicating remaining the number of images
that can be stored or Color mode (B&W, Chrome [Vivid] or
Shutter-speed priority mode allows you to select the desired shutter speed value, while
the camera selects the correct aperture. Select a fast shutter speed to freeze fast-moving
subjects or use a slower shutter speed to capture flowing water or low-light subjects. If the
selected shutter speed is too fast for the available light, the aperture setting will be
highlighted in red. Shutter speed can be set in the range of 4 seconds to 1/2000 second.
Aperture priority is just the opposite, allowing you to select the desired aperture and
the camera automatically sets the correct shutter speed. A small aperture (larger f/number)
increases the depth of field (range of focus), where a large aperture (smaller f/number)
decreases depth of field. Aperture can be set in the range of f/2.8 (full wide angle) or f/4.9
(full telephoto) to f/8.
This is Manual record mode, the user manually sets both shutter speed and aperture.
Shutter speed and aperture values are set by pressing the "+/-" button then using the "up",
"down", "left", and "right" buttons of the 4-way controller. You can meter the exposure by
watching the display in the lower right corner and adjust the shutter speed or aperture to
center the indicator. A histogram is also displayed to further assist in establishing the
Pressing the DISPlay button next to the LCD toggles the live image between text displayed, no
text displayed, grid lines, or post shot assist, which displays the last three shots and
allows you to compare the results of changing composition or exposure settings.
P/A/M/S menu options:
WHITE BALANCE Auto, Custom, Daylight, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent (Warm white), Fluorescent (Cool white), Incandescent
HIGH-SPEED SHOOTING On/Off
FOCUSING Continuous AF, Single AF (default), MF (Manual Focus)
AF MODE Center, Multi, Area
SHARPNESS Soft, Standard, Hard
FLASH Adjust flash output intensity in 5 steps of 1/3EV, a range of ±2/3EV
BRACKETING Set the step value for bracketing: ±1/3EV, ±2/3EV or ±1.0EV
SET-UP Enter the set-up menu
Change the Drive mode by holding down the Drive button and pressing the 4-way
selector up or down and watch the LCD display shown above. Options include: Top 3-frame
(max 1.4 frames/sec), Auto Bracketing, and Long-period continuous at .6fps to a depth
limited only by the amount of remaining available memory.
Manual focus is adjusted by pressing and holding the "+/-" button and using the "w/t" zoom
control buttons. Unfortunately, the center of the viewfinder image is not enlarged as
you adjust the focus range.
The Macro focus mode allows closeup focusing from 1.6 inches to 9.8 ft (4cm - 3m) in
Wide and 2.0 to 9.8 ft (60cm - 3m) in Tele.
The Super Macro focus mode can only be used with the lens at its wide angle position,
and allows closeup focusing from .4 inches to 3.3 ft (1cm - 1m).
The Movie mode captures 640x480 or 320x240 pixel motion video with audio at 30 frames
per second (fixed.) The maximum length per clip is limited only by available memory. Even
though audio is recorded, you have full use of the zoom lens while recording.
Continue on to
Playback Screens & Menus
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