Kodak P850 Review
By Movable Type Admin
Record Mode Screens & Menus
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
MENU options in Program, Aperture, Shutter and Manual modes:
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
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.
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."
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.
MENU options in Video mode:
Video length - Unlimited, 5, 15, 30 seconds
AF control - Continuous or Single AF
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