Record Screens & Menus
By Josh Fate
EXR mode combines the full use of Fuji's new Super CCD EXR imaging sensor and processor to create images that are more realistic than ever before. This mode combines one of three specific sensor modes (shown below) with one of the cameras scene modes for the best images possible.
Fuji's EXR shooting modes consist of Resolution Priority for the most detailed images possible, High ISO and Low Noise for the least amount of noise at Higher ISO settings (for low-light situations) and D-Range Priority for capturing images that have extreme light and dark areas.
Program mode is another automatic shooting mode that gives the user a little more control. Options like metering, ISO and white balance are at the users disposal. Aperture and Shutter Speed are still chosen by the camera.
Pressing the shutter release halfway initiates the AF and AE systems, allowing the camera to focus on you subject and determine the shooting settings. When these processes complete, you will see the screen above, if one of them fails, either the focus frame or the numbers will turn red.
Manual mode gives you complete control over the camera. You have the freedom to set the aperture and shutter speed yourself as well as all of the other options that are available in Program mode.
The "F" button or function shortcut takes you directly to some of the more commonly changed settings of the camera. Here you can see the ISO settings, Image Size and Film Simulation modes.
Also providing you with some shortcuts is the 4-way controller. Pressing it "UP" allows you to adjust the Exposure Compensation (not pictured), "RIGHT" changes the flash mode, "DOWN" sets the Self-Timer and "LEFT" enters Macro mode.
Shooting Menu (Program):
- Shooting Mode - Choose between Program and Aperture Priority
- IS0 - Auto (400-1600), 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200M, 6400S, 12800S
- Image Size - L 3:4, L 3:2, L 16:9, M 3:4, M 3:2, M 16:9, S 3:4, S 3:2, S 16:9
- Image Quality - Fine, Normal
- Dynamic Range - Auto, 100%, 200%, 400%
- Film Simulation - STD (Provia), Vivid (Velvia), Soft (Astia), Black & White, Sepia
- White Balance - Auto, Custom, Fine, Shade, Fluorescent 1-2-3, Incandescent
- Continuous - Final 12, Top 12, Final 3, Top 3
- Photometry - Multi, Spot, Average
- AF Mode - Center, Multi, Continuous
Face Detection can be turned on and off with just the push of a button on the back of the camera. This is much easier than on most cameras where you have to enter the menu system, which could cause you subject(s) to become restless while they wait to be photographed.
The F70 EXR allows you to capture video with sound at resolutions of 640x480 and 320x240. Your movies can be recorded non-stop until you either run out of storage space or until reach the file size limit of 2GB. Unlike most compact digicams, the F70 EXR also allows you to use the full 10x optical zoom while recording video.
- Quality - 640, 320
- AF Mode - Center, Continuous
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