FujiFilm FinePix A920 Review

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Record Mode Screens & Menus

Fujifilm FinePix A920

The Auto record mode is a simple "Point-n-Shoot" mode. The line of info across the top starts on the left with a red box saying "auto" which is the symbol for Auto Record mode. The "9M" represents image resolution of 9 megapixels, the "F" indicates Fine compression (quality), and "197" represents the number of frames that can be recorded at the current image size. The yellow and gray brackets in the center show the autofocus target area.

Fujifilm FinePix A920

Half-pressing the shutter releases locks the autofocus, flash setting and exposure.

Fujifilm FinePix A920

Press the DISPlay button to toggle to other display modes, like the grid overlay and displaying no information.

Fujifilm FinePix A920

AUTO record MENU options:

    ISO - Auto

    QUALITY - Choose image size/quality; 9M Fine, 9M Normal, 3:2 (9M mode for 4x6" prints), 5M, 3M, 2M, 0.3M

    SETUP - Enter setup menu

Fujifilm FinePix A920

This is the Manual record screen (Shown with grids on). The only real difference between Auto an Manual mode, is you have access to ISO, White Balance and Exposure Compensation options. When these options are used, an Icon representing the selected WB will be displayed next to the "M", and the EV compensation will be displayed in the bottom middle (not shown).

Fujifilm FinePix A920

Manual record menu options:
    SCENE POSITION - Choose Manual, Landscape, Sport, Night, Natural Light, Beach, Snow, Fireworks, Sunset, Underwater, Flower, Party, Museum, Text

    ISO - Auto, 100, 200, 400 or 800

    QUALITY - Choose image size/quality; 9M Fine, 9M Normal, 3:2 (9M mode for 4x6" prints), 5M, 3M, 2M, 0.3M

    EXPOSURE VALUE - 2.0 EV in 1/3 EV steps

    WHITE BALANCE - Auto, Daylight, Shade, "Daylight" Fluorescent, "Warm White" Fluorescent, "cool white" Fluorescent, Incandescent

    SETUP - Enter setup menu

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The camera modes are selected by a rotary dial on the back of the camera. When you turn the dial, the new mode will be shown and briefly described on the screen.

    Auto - automatic settings based on shooting conditions

    Baby Mode - Suitable for babies, natural skin tone without a flash

    Picture Stabilization - Reduces camera shake and motion blur

    Red Eye Reduction - Minimize subject red eye

    Digital Zoom - 3x digital zoom

    Portrait - Soft overall tone, with beautiful skin tones

    Manual - Automatic mode with several manual overrides

    Movie - Movie recording with sound

Fujifilm FinePix A920

The Macro focus mode can be enabled in Auto or Manual shooting mode and allows you to focus from 3.9 inches to 2.6 feet. The optical zoom can be used in macro mode.

Fujifilm FinePix A920

The Movie record mode display. The top info line indicates the movie recording size is 320x240 followed by the remaining recording time (25m33s) at this quality setting. The A920 records motion video with audio at a resolution of 320x240. Since audio is recorded, the optical zoom can not be used during movie recording. You can however, preset the desired focal length before recording starts.

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