Kodak DX6440 Review

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Record Mode Screens & Menus


Kodak EasyShare DX6440 Zoom

The screen display in the AUTO (point-n-shoot) mode. Across the top are icons for the flash mode, image quality, number of pictures remaining and the "card" icon that tells you the images are being stored on an optional SD or MMC card.



Kodak EasyShare DX6440 Zoom

When you half-press the shutter to achieve the focus and exposure lock, the AF target marks will turn red and show what area it is focusing on and the aperture, shutter speed and the zoom setting will be displayed across the top.



Kodak EasyShare DX6440 Zoom

Rotate the Mode Dial to select one of the recording modes: Automatic, Sports, Portrait, Night, Landscape, Close-up, Video or PAS (Program AE, Aperture priority and Shutter priority).



Kodak EasyShare DX6440 Zoom

Using one of the PAS modes gives you access to a wide range of exposure and menu (see below) options for those that want more manual control over the image capturing process.



Kodak EasyShare DX6440 Zoom

This screen shows various aperture settings and shutter speeds available in the PAS mode. You can also easily override the metering +/-2.0EV, select an ISO speed, white balance preset, metering mode, focus mode or color mode.



Kodak EasyShare DX6440 Zoom

MENU options in PAS mode:

    Image Storage - Auto (select card if used or internal) or Internal

    Picture Quality - Best***, Best(3:2)***, Better**, Good*

    Color - Color, B&W or Sepia

    White Balance - Auto, Daylight, Tungsten or Fluorescent

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

    Focus Zone - Multi-zone, Center-zone

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

    Reset - Reset to default

    Set Album - Select an image folder

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

    Orientation Sensor - Auto rotation of portrait mode images

    Setup Menu - Enter SETUP menu





Kodak EasyShare DX6440 Zoom

You can record up to 80 minutes of 320 x 240 motion video at 15fps with audio. The length of the movies is dependant on available space on your memory card.



Kodak EasyShare DX6440 Zoom

When you get to the limit of the 4x optical zoom the camera will pause and then enter the digital zoom range if the color LCD is enabled. The digital zoom can extend the range of the optical zoom but you will see noticeable image degradation the higher up you go.



Kodak EasyShare DX6440 Zoom

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








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