GE A830 Review

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GE A830 8-megapixel Digital Camera





Record Modes




GE G1 7-megapixel Digital Camera

Typical screen display in the Auto record mode. Icons indicate that auto flash mode, the battery is 2/3 full, there's enough space on our SD card for 483 pictures at the current resolution settings, we are using Best Quality, 8-Megapixels, and you can also see the Zoom scale on the left. In the center are the AF marks.



GE G1 7-megapixel Digital Camera

When you half-press the shutter you will see which of the nine AF points (green rectangles) were used for the focus lock.



GE G1 7-megapixel Digital Camera

Manual exposure mode is like Auto in that the camera selects both the shutter speed and aperture for a correct exposure but you now have access to a multitude of Function and Menu options.



GE G1 7-megapixel Digital Camera

Pressing the Face Priority mode button enables Face Detection AF, which will lock on to and follow human faces in the frame to help you achieve the best portrait results.



GE G1 7-megapixel Digital Camera

Manual mode Function options:


    White Balance - Auto, Day Light, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Fluorescent CWF, Incandescent, Custom one-push WB set
    ISO - Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
    Image Quality - Normal*, Fine**, Best***
    Image Resolution - 8M, 7M (3:2), 6M (16:9), 5M, 3M, 2M, 1M, 0.3M
    Color Mode - Off, Vivid, Sepia, and B&W




GE G1 7-megapixel Digital Camera

Manual mode MENU options:

    AF Mode - Single-AF, Multi-AF
    AF Assist Beam - On or Off
    Continuous AF - On or Off
    Digital Zoom - Standard, Off, 1.6x, or 2.0x
    Exposure Metering - AiAE, Center-weight, or Spot
    Continuous Shot - Off, 5 Shots, 5 Shots (last) or Time-lapse
    Grid - Framing grid display, On or Off
    Quick Review - 1, 2, or 3 seconds
    Digital Zoom - On or Off
    Histogram display - On or Off
    Slow Shutter - Off, or manually choose the shutter speed from 2 - 30 seconds




GE G1 7-megapixel Digital Camera

The camera has a very respectable macro focusing mode with coverage from 2.0 in. (5cm) at wide angle or 1.3 ft. (40cm) at telephoto.



GE G1 7-megapixel Digital Camera

Rotating the Mode dial to the SCN position give you access to these scene modes. These are pre-programmed to give you the best possible pictures for a wide variety of different shooting situations. A brief description of the modes intended purpose is also shown to help beginners choose the appropriate mode to use.



GE G1 7-megapixel Digital Camera

You can record movie clips with audio at 640x480 or 320x240 with frame rates of 30 or 15 fps. Movies are captured in MPEG4 format and saved as .MOV files. Both the video and audio portion of movies can be replayed on the camera thanks to the built-in speaker. Full audio- video playback is also possible when connected to a TV monitor or a compatible PC after downloading.



GE G1 7-megapixel Digital Camera

Movie mode recording options:

    Continuous AF - On or Off
    Exposure Metering - AiAE, Center-weight, or Spot
    Stabilization - Off or On
    Movie Size: 640x480 or 320x240
    Frame Rate: 30 or 15 fps





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