Kodak LS420 Review

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EasyShare LS420

Modes & Menu Options

Kodak EasyShare LS420

Because there is no data LCD display all of the camera settings must be checked on the color LCD. The icons shown on the top of this screen are displayed all the time.

Across the top from left to right: Flash status, image quality (2 stars for 1752x1168 or 1 star for 876x584), number of pictures remaining and the memory source (internal or card).

Not shown is the Quickview option which will display the picture just taken for about four seconds with the Trashcan icon enabled so you can immediately delete it before it is stored. If you do nothing the image will be stored.

Kodak EasyShare LS420

If the LCD is enabled you can use the Digital Zoom feature in Record mode by pressing the JoyStick to the right. The digital zoom is variable from 1.1x to 3.0x and is indicated by an icon on the left of the screen.

Kodak EasyShare LS420

Pressing the MENU button while in Record mode lets you change the following options:

    Self Timer - On or Off (10 second delay), in Movie Record allows 10 sec. delay before the movie starts to record. It stops when the shutter release is depressed or media runs out of space.

    Quality - Best 1752 x 1168 or Good 876 x 584 (should be called Size as there is no setting for JPEG quality, just image size)

    Image Storage - Internal or Auto (if CF card is inserted then it uses it)

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

    Quickview - Off or On (display picture just taken and allow for deletion)

Kodak EasyShare LS420

On record of a movie the info bar across the top of screen denotes the record movie mode, quality setting (2 stars - Best 320x240 or 1 star - Good 160x120), length of maximum recording in MM:SS limited by the media's remaining space and which media the movie is to be recorded on.

Kodak EasyShare LS420

The SETUP menu accessed from the Mode Dial:

    Display Brightness - Adjust the LCD backlight intensity

    Date & Time - Set the time and date

    Video Out - NTSC or PAL format

    Video Playback Display - overlays record date on movie playback for 1st  5 seconds

    Language - Menu language

    Image Storage - Internal or MM / SD card

    About - Display firmware revision number

    Format - Format the memory card or internal memory

Kodak EasyShare LS420

The typical Playback screen displays the last image recorded on power-up and denotes the frame number and what media is being read (internal or card.)

Kodak EasyShare LS420

The Playback menu options:

    Zoom - magnifies the image on the LCD by 2x and allows 4 way navigation around the image via the joystick

    Delete - Erase displayed image or all images

    Image Storage - Auto: fills card then built-in memory, Internal Memory: internal only.

    Protect - locks image from deletion

    Slide Show - Begin Show: starts play all images, Exit: returns to menu, Interval: settable 5-60 seconds per image

    Copy to Card - Picture displayed or All images on local memory copied to MM/SD card

Kodak EasyShare LS420

The Zoom Playback function is accessed via the first selection in the Play Menu and allows zooming to 2x and then navigation around the image using the joystick control.

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