Kodak P850 Review

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Kodak EasyShare P850




Record Mode Screens & Menus


(All screens shown can be displayed on the EVF or LCD)


Kodak EasyShare P850 Zoom

AUTO mode is for anybody who wants a simple "point-n-shoot" operation. The menu only allows you to change the image size, file type, color mode and add a date/time stamp on the image.



Kodak EasyShare P850 Zoom

Half-press the shutter to achieve the focus and exposure lock, the AF target marks will turn green and show what area it is focusing on. 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 P850 Zoom

Rotate the Mode Dial to select one of the recording modes: Auto, Program AE, Aperture priority, Shutter-speed priority, Manual, Custom1, Custom2, Custom3, Movie, SCN (see next frame).



Kodak EasyShare P850 Zoom

SCeNe mode lets you select from a variety of pre-programmed modes (portrait, self-portrait, sports, landscape, night portrait, night landscape, snow, beach, text/document, flower, sunset, candlelight, backlight, manner/museum, fireworks, party), each optimized for unique subjects and shooting conditions. As you navigate the scene mode menu, a description of each mode and hints for using it are presented.



Kodak EasyShare P850 Zoom

PROGRAM (and Shutter, Aperture and Manual) mode give you access to a wide range of exposure (exposure compensation, flash exposure compensation, ISO sensitivity) and menu options (see below) for those that want more control over the image capturing process. We have also enabled the realtime histogram display.



Kodak EasyShare P850 Zoom

MENU options in Program, Aperture, Shutter and Manual modes:

    White balance - Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Open shade, Sunset, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Click WB, Custom WB1, Custom WB2, Custom WB3

    Custom white balance - Set a custom WB value

    AF control - Continuous AF, Single AF

    AF zone - Multi-zone, Center-zone, Selectable-zone

    Sharpness - High, Normal or Low

    Contrast - High, Normal or Low

    Slow flash setup - Front sync, Front sync red-eye, Rear sync

    Copy to custom mode - Copy settings to Custom 1, 2 or 3

    Picture size - 5.0MP, 4.5MP 3:2, 3.1 MP, 1.2 MP

    File type - Fine JPG, Standard JPG, Basic JPG, RAW, TIFF

    Color mode - High Color, Natural Color, Low Color, B&W or Sepia

    Date stamp - Off, YYYYMMDD, MMDDYYYY, DDMMYYYY





Kodak EasyShare P850 Zoom

Press the direct buttons (Focus, Flash, Metering and Drive) to quickly change the settings for the given feature and then select the desired option on the LCD/EVF.



Kodak EasyShare P850 Zoom

Manual mode lets you freely set both the aperture and shutter speed, the exposure value is displayed next to the "+/-" icon to help you get it "right."



Kodak EasyShare P850 Zoom

You can record 640 x 480 (30fps) or 320 x 240 (30fps) motion video with audio. The length of the movies is dependent 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 used during recording but not the digital zoom.


Kodak EasyShare P850 Zoom



Kodak EasyShare P850 Zoom

MENU options in Video mode:

    Video size - 640x480 or 320x240

    Video length - Unlimited, 5, 15, 30 seconds

    AF control - Continuous or Single AF





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