Kodak DX6490 Review

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Record Mode Screens & Menus


Kodak EasyShare DX6490 Zoom





Kodak EasyShare DX6490 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. If the focus is locked there will be a "green dot" displayed, if not it will be red and will indicate either focus or exposure failure.



Kodak EasyShare DX6490 Zoom

Rotate the Mode Dial to select one of the recording modes: Automatic, Sports, Portrait, Night, Video or PASM (Program AE, Aperture priority, Shutter priority, Manual).



Kodak EasyShare DX6490 Zoom

Using one of the PASM modes (Manual shown here) 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 DX6490 Zoom

This screen shows the various aperture settings available in the PASM mode. You change aperture values with the Jog Dial. You can also override the metering +/-2.0EV, select an ISO speed, white balance preset, metering mode, focus mode or color mode.



Kodak EasyShare DX6490 Zoom

This screen shows some of the shutter speed settings available in the PASM mode. You change the values with the Jog Dial.



Kodak EasyShare DX6490 Zoom

MENU options in PASM mode:

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

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

    White Balance - Auto, Daylight, Tungsten or Fluorescent

    ISO Speed - Auto (80-200), 80, 100, 200, 400 or 800 (only in Good quality)

    Color - Saturated Color, Natural Color, B&W or Sepia

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

    Focus Zone - Multi-zone, Center-zone

    Sharpness - Standard, Sharp, Soft

    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 DX6490 Zoom

You can record 320 x 240 motion video at 15fps with audio. The length of the movies is dependant on 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 DX6490 Zoom

MENU options in Video mode:

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

    Continuous AF - Continuous auto focus: on or off

    Video Length - Unlimited, 5, 15, 30 seconds

    Set Album - Select an image folder

    Setup Menu - Enter SETUP menu








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