Kyocera Finecam L3v Review

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Record/Play Screens & Menus

(Note that the L3v and L4v do not have video out so these screens were furnished to us by Kyocera to illustrate what you'll find on the camera)

Kyocera L3v

The AUTO shooting mode is the simple, point-n-shoot user mode. Icons for Auto flash, image size (note that this is a screen shot from the L4v, the L3v's highest resolution is 2048x1536), image quality "N"ormal, there's space remaining for 27 pictures.

When you press the MENU button, the popup menu is displayed across the bottom of the screen.

    Selftimer - 2 sec, 10 sec, Off

    Pixels - 2048x1536, 1600x1200, 1280x960, 640x480

    Quality - Fine or Normal

    Exposure Compensation - Override metering +/- 2.0EV in 0.3 steps

    White Balance - Auto, Sunny, Incandescent, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Preset

    Manual - see next frame





Kyocera L3v

Manual mode options:

    Color Mode - Color, B/W, Sepia
    Chroma - Standard or + or -
    Sharpness - Standard, +1, +2, +3 or -1
    White Balance Preset - Set manual white balance
    AE Mode - Program AE, F2.8 or F7.6
    Focusing - Wide AF, Spot AF, MF
    Long Exposure - Off, 2 sec, 4 sec, 8 sec
    ISO - Auto, 80, 160, 320
    Metering - Evaluative, Center, Spot
    Digital Zoom - On, Off




Kyocera L3v

MOVIE mode, the camera can also record motion video with audio at 320 x 240 or 160 x 120 resolution. You can capture up to 30 seconds at 320 x 240 or up to 120 seconds at 160 x 120 resolution.



Kyocera L3v

Play mode shows the last image capture full screen. Pressing the DISPlay button will overlay the information shown here: The folder and file name, file size, image quality, image size, shutter speed, aperture, exposure compensation, DPOF, date and time.



Kyocera L3v

Play Multi mode is displayed by selecting it from the popup menu. Six thumbnail images per page are shown and you can quickly search through the stored images. To display the selected image full screen just press the 4-way control in the center.

Menu options for Multi/Single, record Sound memo, Protect, Erase, Erase All, Resize, Rotate, Auto Play and Print.



Kyocera L3v

Movies can be played back in-camera, playback is controlled by the 4-way selector. The volume of the internal speaker can also be adjusted.



Kyocera L3v

SETUP menu options:

    Bright Cntrl - Standard or +2, +1, -1, -2
    Date - Set time and date
    Insert Date - Enable date stamping of images
    Format - Format the SD memory card
    Power Save - Off, 15s, 1m, 3m, 6m
    Mode Lock - On, Off
    Beep - Off, +1, +2, +3
    Shutter Vol - Off, +1, +2, +3
    Color Select - Menus: Yellow, Red, Purple, Blue
    Start Screen - Select the image for startup screen
    Rec Review - Off, 2 sec, 4 sec
    Language - Menu language
    File NO. - Reset file numbers
    Mode Reset - Reset to default settings




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