Kyocera Finecam S5 Review

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Record Mode Screens & Menus



Kyocera Finecam S5

The AUTO record mode screen, icons for Auto flash, 2560x1920 image size in Fine quality, 89 pictures remaining and a full battery. Press the menu button to display the options across the bottom of the screen (see next frame.)



Kyocera Finecam S5

Activate the selftimer by using the first icon on the left. Next select the image resolutions (2560x1920, 1600x1200,1280x960, 640x480). You change the image quality mode by selecting the third icon on the left: Fine or Normal . The "+/-" icon lets you adjust the exposure compensation. The "WB" icon lets you select from Preset, Auto, Sunny, Incandescent, Cloudy or Fluorescent. The "M" icon gives you access to the manual exposure options shown in the next frame.



Kyocera Finecam S5

Manual Recording options:

    COLOR MODE - Color, B&W, Sepia

    CHROMA   +/-, Standard

    SHARPNESS - Standard, +1, +2, +3 and -1

    WB PRESET - Set the custom white balance

    AE MODE - Program AE or Aperture priority (F2.8 or F9.6 only)

    FOCUSING - Wide Area AF, Spot AF or Manual Focus

    LONG EXP - Shutter time 2, 4 or 8 sec. or OFF

    ISO - Auto, 100, 200, 400

    METERING - Evaluative, Center-weighted or Spot

    DIGITAL ZOOM - On or off





Kyocera Finecam S5

This screen shows the Record Mode plus manual adjustments made from the previous menu: ISO is 100, White Balance is Fluorescent, Aperture priority for f/2.8, Chroma is +1 and Sharpness is +1.



Kyocera Finecam S5

The Movie Mode screen shows that audio is enabled (Microphone Icon), movie record time and movie record resolution is 320 x 240. The maximum length for each movie is 30 seconds. There's enough space on the SD card for 12m 40s of movie clips.



Kyocera Finecam S5

Activate the selftimer by using the first icon on the left. Next select the image resolutions (320x240, 160x120). You can turn on or off sound. . The "+/-" icon lets you adjust the exposure compensation. The "WB" icon lets you select from Preset, Auto, Sunny, Incandescent, Cloudy or Fluorescent.

Manual Movie Recording options:

    COLOR MODE - Color, B&W, Sepia

    WB PRESET - Set the custom white balance

    FOCUSING - Wide Area AF, Spot AF or Manual Focus





Kyocera Finecam S5

Up to a 30 sec. or less sound annotation can be recorded with a still image.










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