Kyocera Finecam S5R Review

By Movable Type Admin


Steve's Digicams




Record Mode Screens & Menus



Kyocera Finecam S5R

The AUTO record mode screen, icons for Auto flash, 2560x1920 image size in Fine quality, 98 pictures remaining, SAF (single auto focus) and a 2/3 full battery. Press the menu button to display the options across the bottom of the screen (see next frame.)



Kyocera Finecam S5R

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, Fluorescent or Manual. The "M" icon gives you access to the manual exposure 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 S5R

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 SL300R

Pressing the SCENE button gives you easy access to camera's pre-programmed scene modes for Standard, Sports, Night, Night Portrait, Macro and Landscape.



Kyocera Finecam S5R

Focusing can be done manually using the live image on the LCD and a distance gauge.



Kyocera Finecam S5R

The Movie Mode screen shows that audio is enabled (Microphone Icon), movie record time and movie record resolution is 640 x 480. The maximum length for each movie is limited only by available SD card memory, we have room for 1:41 of movie recording at this resolution. The "30f" means we have selected a 30fps framerate. SAF indicates Single-AF focus mode.



Kyocera Finecam S5R

Activate the selftimer by using the first icon on the left. Next select the image resolutions (640x480, 320x240, 160x120). The desired framerate (15fps or 30fps). The "+/-" icon lets you adjust the exposure compensation. The "WB" icon lets you select from Preset, Auto, Sunny, Incandescent, Cloudy, Fluorescent or Manual.

Manual Movie Recording options:

    SOUND - Sound recording on/off
    COLOR MODE - Color, B&W, Sepia
    WB PRESET - Set the custom white balance
    FOCUSING - Wide Area AF, Spot AF or Manual Focus
    DIGITAL ZOOM - Digital zoom on/off.








Continue on to
Page Four







Return To Our
Reviews Menu









Visitors of Steves can visit the stores below for real-time pricing and availability. You can also find hot, soon to expire online offers on a variety of cameras and accessories at our very own Camera Deals page.