Record Screens & Menus
By Josh Fate
With just one press of a button, the camera is switched into 2D only shooting mode. With two lenses, the camera provides a variety of unique shooting modes that you will not find on other cameras. While only capturing 2D pictures, the camera is able to capture 3x as many images compared to the mode above.
Program mode gives you a bit more control, but still allows the camera to control most of the settings. Here you control the white balance, ISO, etc while the camera sets the exposure settings.
Manual mode gives you full control over the camera's settings, however, changing them has to be done through the camera's menu. This is slow and isn't very practical, a way to change these settings on the outside of the camera would be nice.
The W3's scene modes provide the standard scene modes found on a typical Fuji plus a few designed just for their 3D line. Scenes: Anti-Blur, Natural + Flash, Natural Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sport, Night, Night (Tripod), Sunset, Snow, Beach, Underwater, Party. The special modes (advanced 2D and 3D modes) include: Individual Shutter 3D, Interval 3D Shooting, Tele/Wide Shooting, 2-Color, 2-Sensitivity.
The camera's 4-way controller gives you shortcuts to the LCD brightness, Flash, Self-Timer and Macro shooting modes. It also allows you to sort through your images and navigate your images.
Program Shooting Menu:
- Exposure Compensation - ±2 in 1/3 increments
- ISO - Auto 400, Auto 800, Auto 1600, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
- Image Size - 10M 4:3, 8.9M 3:2, 7.2M 16:9, 5M 4:3, 4.4M 3:2, 3.7M 16:9, 3M 4:3, 2.7M 3:2, 2M 16:9
- Image Quality - Fine, Normal
- FinePix Color - Standard, Chrome, B&W
- White Balance - Auto, Fine, Shade, Fluorescent 1-3, Incandescent, Underwater
- Continuous - Off, Top 40, Top 40 High
- Face Detection - On or Off
- Photometry - Multi, Spot, Average
- 2D AF Mode - Center, Multi
- Auto Parallax Control - On or Off
Movie mode allows for the capture of 2D or 3D 720p HD videos with stereo sound. The 3D videos can be seen on the LCD or on a 3D HDTV via a HDMI cable. The optical zoom is not available while recording, but it can be set before hand. As with the 3D images, the 3D video takes up a significantly larger amount of space on your memory card, so you will want to have a large card with a large backup card as well.
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