Fujifilm FinePix F470 Review

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Record Mode Screens & Menus


Fujifilm FinePix f470


The Auto record mode is a simple "Point-n-Shoot" mode. The line of info across the top starts on the left with AUTO indicating Auto Record mode. The battery icon represents a partially-depleted battery. The "6M" represents image resolution of 6 megapixels (2816 x 2112), the "F" indicates Fine compression, and "92" represents the number of frames that can be recorded at the current image size. The yellow brackets in the center denotes the auto focus target area.



Fujifilm FinePix f470


Pressing the DISPlay/BACK button next to the LCD toggles to the above grid overlay or the live image without any data display.



Fujifilm FinePix f470


Depressing the MENU button calls-up the AUTO record MENU; options are:

    CONT(inuous) - On/Off

    SET - Enter the SETUP menu





Fujifilm FinePix f470


Depressing the "F" button calls up the FinePix Quality, Sensitivity and Color menu. Menu options are the same for Auto and Scene modes. Options are:

    QUALITY - Choose image size/quality; 6M Fine, 6M Normal, 5M with 3:2 aspect ratio, 3M, 2M, 0.3M

    ISO - Choose sensitivity; 64, 100, 200, 400 plus Auto

    FinePix Color - Choose B&W, Standard, or Chrome (high contrast and saturation)



Fujifilm FinePix f470


This is the Manual record screen, indicated by the "M" in the upper left corner. In addition to the information present on the Auto screen, indicators for the selected White Balance and Exposure Compensation are shown. The Hand icon warns of a possible blurry image due to slow shutter speed.



Fujifilm FinePix f470


Manual record menu options:
    Shooting Mode - Choose Manual or scene modes of Portrait, Landscape, Sport, Night, Beach/Snow, Sunset, Museum, Party, Flower Close-up or Text.

    EXP. COMPENSATION - +/- 2 EV in 1/3EV steps

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

    CONT(inuous) - On/Off

    SET - Enter the SETUP menu





Fujifilm FinePix f470


The Macro focus mode can be enabled in Auto, Manual and Museum scene mode, and is automatically enabled in Text and Flower Close-Up scene modes. It allows you to focus from 3.9 inches to 2.6 feet.



Fujifilm FinePix f470


Set-Up menu in Record and Play modes:

    IMAGE DISP. - Off, 1.5 secs., 3 secs., or zoomed continuous display of last captured image
    SHUTTER VOLUME - Volume of Shutter sound Off/1/2/3
    BEEP VOLUME - Volume of camera tones Off/1/2/3
    PLAYBACK VOLUME - Audio volume of movie and voice memo playback, 0-10
    FRAME NO. - Continuous or renew (file numbering)
    LCD BRIGHTNESS - -5 to +5
    DIGITAL ZOOM - On/Off, enables digital zoom of up to 5.7x
    AUTO POWER OFF - 2min/5 min/off
    LCD POWER SAVE - ON/OFF, enables LCD to dim after 10 seconds of no camera use
    FORMAT - Formats the xD-Picture Card
    DATE/TIME - setting of date and time
    TIME DIFFERENCE Time zone difference (World Time)
    LANGUAGE - English/French/German/Spanish/Japanese/Chinese
    USB MODE - DSC(download to a PC)/PC Cam (webcam mode)/PictBridge
    VIDEO SYSTEM - NTSC or PAL video signal timing
    RESET - resets all camera settings to default.




Fujifilm FinePix f470


The Movie record mode display. The top info line indicates the movie recording size is 640x480 followed by the remaining recording time at this quality setting. The f470 records motion video with audio at 30fps with resolutions of 640x480 and 320x240; recording length is limited only by the amount or remaining available memory. The optical zoom lens can be used to compose the movie before recording, but can not be changed during recording.



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