Kodak DX3900 Review

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Kodak DX3900 Zoom



Record Mode Screens & Menus


Kodak DX3900 Zoom

There is very little data on the LCD screen during record operations. This is the screen you see immediately after snapping a picture. The Quickview option will display the picture just taken for about four seconds, the Trashcan icon means you can immediately delete it before it is stored. If you do nothing the image will be stored and the LCD turns off again.



Kodak DX3900 Zoom

When the camera is in Macro mode the color LCD is automatically turned on. The macro range is 10-24 inches so there would be severe parallax error if you tried to frame the shot using the optical viewfinder.



Kodak DX3900 Zoom

The MENU while in Still Record mode:

    Exposure Compensation -

    White Balance - Auto, Daylight, Tungsten or Fluorescent

    Color - Color, B&W or Sepia

    Quality - 3.1MP, 3.1MP high compression, 2.2MP, 1.6MP, 0.8MP, 0.8MP Burst

    Exposure Metering - Multi-Pattern, Center-weighted, Center Spot

    Sharpness - Sharp, Standard, Soft

    ISO Speed - Auto (100-400), 100, 200 or 400

    Shutter Speed - Auto, 0.7s, 1s, 1.5s, 2s, 3s, 4s, 6s, 8s, 12s, 16s

    Date Stamp - Off, YYYY MM DD, MM DD YYYY, DD MM YYYY (overlay date stamp in lower right hand corner of picture)





Kodak DX3900 Zoom

The SETUP menu accessed from the Mode Dial:

    Power Save - Off, Standard or On

    Digital Zoom - Continuous, Pause or None

    Camera Sounds - Off, Selected On, All On

    Date & Time - Set the internal clock

    Video Out - Video output format - NTSC or PAL

    Language - Menu language - English, French, German, Spanish, Italian or Portugese

    Format - Format the memory card

    Reset User Setting - Reset camera settings to default on power off - Yes or No

    About - Display firmware revision number







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