Fujifilm FinePix 6900 Zoom Review
By Movable Type Admin
Record Modes & Menus
Screen display in Shutter speed priority. The desired shutter speed is dialed in
with the Command Wheel and the camera automatically matches the proper aperture
setting. Notice here that it is indicating the F2.8 is insufficient for the
chosen shutter speed so you'd need to chose a slower shutter speed until the
aperture value turns blue.
Now we're in Aperture priority mode and have selected F8 and the camera has
matched a shutter speed of 1/60 sec because we have the flash enabled.
This is full Manual mode, you select both the shutter speed and aperture and watch
the exposure meter and try to get it centered for the proper exposure value.
Now I really like this ... Manual Focus mode where you adjust the focus by turning
the ring on the lens barrel. Next to the "MF" icon you will see a yellow arrow
point left or right - the direction to turn the focus ring to get the right distance.
When you gt it just right a yellow circle icon will appear. To help you focus even
better you can press the Focus Check button and magnify the center 50% of the
In any record mode other than AUTO or Movie mode you can press the INFO button on
the side to display the exposure compensation value, white balance, metering, ISO
speed and image sharpness settings.
Pressing the SHIFT button on the back brings up this overlay. Press SHIFT plus
the DISP button to change the LCD brightness or press SHIFT plus the Flash mode
button to change the file size or quality.
Record Mode Menu Options
Pressing the MENU button while in any record mode except AUTO and Movie brings up
the following option screens. Here you can set the ISO speed for 100, 200 or 400.
The metering mode can be set for Multi (like matrix), Spot or Center-weighted Averaging
The white balance options are: Auto, Manual preset 1, Manual preset 2,
Fine (Sunny), Shade (Cloudy), Fluorescent 1 (Daylight bulb), Fluorescent 2
(Warm), Fluorescent 3 (Cool) or Incandescent.
The flash output can be set for +0.6, +0.3, 0, -0.3 or -0.6
Auto Exposure Bracketing step value of +/- 1/3, 2/3 or 1EV.
The image sharpness can be set for Soft, Normal or Hard. Be careful not to
over-sharpen your images, it's always better for them to be a little soft, you
can always sharpen in software later.
Multi-Exp allows you to make multiple exposures on the same frame.
If using an external flash you must enable it here first.
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