Kodak CX7430 Review

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Record Mode Screens & Menus


Kodak EasyShare CX7430

The screen display in the AUTO (point-n-shoot) mode. Across the top are icons for flash mode, image quality, pictures remaining and internal memory or external card storage. In the center are the auto focus marks. The icons along the bottom indicate exposure compensation and the current record mode.



Kodak EasyShare CX7430

When you half-press the shutter to lock the focus and exposure, the focus target marks will turn red to indicate proper autofocus.



Kodak EasyShare CX7430

Rotate the Mode Dial to select one of the recording modes: Auto, Portrait, Sports, Night, Landscape, Close-up, Movie, or Favorites.


Kodak EasyShare CX7430

Here is a screen showing the Macro ("Close Up") mode. The coverage is 13 - 70 cm (5.1 - 27.6 in.) in wide angle and 22 - 70 cm (8.7 - 27.6 in.) in telephoto.



Kodak EasyShare CX7430

MENU options in still record:

    Exposure Compensation - Override metering by ±2.0EV in 0.5EV steps

    Picture Quality - Best 4MP (2304x1728), Best 3.5MP (3:2; 2304x1536), Better 2.1MP (1656x1242), or Good 1.1MP (1200x900)

    White Balance - Auto, Daylight, Tungsten, Fluorescent

    ISO - Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, or 800 when using "GOOD" picture quality

    Color - Color, Black & White or Sepia

    Exposure Metering - Multi-pattern, center-weight or spot

    Focus Zone - Multi-zone or center-zone

    Long Time Exposure - Select a shutter speed of   1.0, 2.0, 4.0, 8.0, or 16.0 seconds

    Image Storage - Select internal memory or Auto

    Set Album - On or Off (Pre-select album names before shooting)

    Setup Menu - Enter SETUP menu





Kodak EasyShare CX7430

You can record VGA (640x480) MPEG4 movies at 13fps with audio. The length of the movie is limited only by the available space on your memory card. You can select a maximum clip length of 5, 15 or 30 seconds if desired. The optical zoom can be preset before recording but not during.



Kodak EasyShare CX7430

The MENU while in Movie Record mode:

    Self Timer - On of Off

    Video Quality - Best VGA (640x480) or Good QVGA 320x240)

    Set Album - On or Off (Pre-select album names before shooting)

    Video Length - Choose the length value: unlimited, 5, 15, or 30 seconds

    Image Storage - Select internal memory or Auto

    Setup Menu - Enter SETUP menu





Kodak EasyShare CX7430

Pressing the Flash mode button lets you select the desired mode as displayed on the color LCD screen.



Kodak EasyShare CX7430

The SETUP menu options:

    Return - go back to regular menu

    Liveview - Color LCD on or off by default

    Camera Sounds - Choose the theme for camera sounds

    Volume - Turn off all sounds, or select a volume level

    Date & Time - Set the internal clock

    Video Out - Video output format - NTSC or PAL

    Orientation Sensor - On or Off

    Date Stamp - Choose a date option, or turn off

    Video Date Display - Choose a date/time option, or turn off

    Language - Choose the language

    Format - Format internal memory or memory card

    About - Display camera firmware revision number





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