Fujifilm FinePix F401 Zoom Review
By Movable Type Admin
Record Mode Screens & Menus
The LCD screens that you see in this review had to be photographed as there is no video out-
port that we normally use to capture the displays with. LCD monitors on any camera were
never designed with enough resolution to be photographed. So we hope you understand why these
screen captures are not up to standard.
Above is the display while in Auto record mode. The line of info across the top starts on the left with a red box containing a camera icon and "A" which is the symbol for Auto Record mode. The eye icon represents the Red_Eye reduction flash mode.The "0.3M" represents image resolution of 0.3 megapixel (640x480) and the "756" represents the quantity of frames that can be recorded on the SM card at the image size set on the camera.
The center screen yellow brackets represent the default center focus mode called "AF" is active and the camera will focus on the subject in the center of the scene. When the shutter release is half depressed, the focus brackets get smaller and the aperture and shutter speed values for the impending photograph are displayed at the bottom. If that speed is below 1/60 of a second, a camera shake warning icon () is displayed in the right side of the screen.
Pressing the DISPlay button next to the LCD toggles from the above screen to the live image
without any data display. Pressing it again brings up the grid screen in both Auto or Manual
This is the Manual record screen with superimposed two vertical and two horizontal composition
and alignment grid lines. This Grid is available in either Manual or Auto record modes. Also
active is the RedEye reduction flash mode and Macro focus.
Auto record menu options:
Self Timer: ON / OFF, 10 second delay
CONTinious: Final 4: Shoot up to 25 frames and only last 4 recorded,
TOP 4: up to 4 frames @ 0.3sec. interval, OFF
OPTION: SETUP Click here to see options
LCD BRIGHTNESS: Adjust display "+" or "-" Five steps
AUTO / MANUAL: Auto: Sets to Normal easy operation,
Manual: See below
Exposure Value (compensation): -2.1 to +1.5 EV in 0.3 EV steps
WHITE BALANCE Modes: Auto, Daylight, Shade, "Daylight" Fluorescent, "Warm White" Fluorescent, "cool white" Fluorescent, Incandescent
Set-Up menu in Auto, Manual and Play modes:
POWER SAVE: - 2min/5 min/off
USB Mode: - DSC(download to a PC)/PC Cam(webcam mode)
DATE/TIME: - setting of date and time
LCD: - ON/OFF when in record
SOUND: - Low/High/Off
LANGUAGE: - English/French/German
Reset All: - resets all camera settings to default.
The screen above is the movie record display. The top info line indicates the movie
quality mode of 320x240 followed by the remaining time left to record on the SM card at
this quality setting. The green "Standby" indicates the camera is ready to record when
the shutter release is pressed. The F401 records motion video with audio at 10fps in
320x240 or 160x120 resolution, maximum length is 120 seconds. The optical zoom lens is
locked to wide angle but the digital zoom is operable.
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Playback Screens & Menus
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