Note that all onscreen images and overlay data can be displayed on the EVF or the color
LCD, just flip the display control switch located on the back.
A typical "P"rogram AE record screen, in the center of the screen is the new histogram
option which can be toggled on/off in the menu. Another option that can be toggled
on/off is Voice Memo that lets you attach a 5 or 15 sec audio "note" with still images.
These are all the possible on-screen icons that can be overlayed on the display.
A. Focus frame, B. Spot metering, C. AF sensors, D. Flex focus point
1. Microphone (audio recording), 2. Flash mode, 3. Flash signal, 4. Mode indicator,
5. Flash compensation, 6. Filter display, 7. Color saturation, 8. Contrast level,
9. Sharpness, 10. Exposure compensation, 11. White balance, 12. Exposure mode,
13. Metering mode, 14. Shutter speed, 15. Aperture, 16. Camera shake warning (slow
shutter speed), 17. ISO sensitivity, 18. Macro focus, 19. Focus signal, 20. Data
imprinting, 21. Frame counter, 22. Drive mode, 23. Manual focus, 24. Battery level,
25. Image quality, 26. Image size, 27. Digital zoom, 28. Color mode
When you look at the specs and see that the minimum focusing distance in macro mode
is eight inches it doesn't sound very impressive but that's the range when the
zoom is at the full 200mm position. The D7i lets you engage macro focus at either
the full tele or the full wideangle position but does not allow the zoom to be
moved once it's in macro mode.
It's prefered to shoot
macro pictures at longer focal lengths, this minimizes the barrel distortion common to
wideangle and allows you to shoot from a comfortable distance without blocking
the light falling on the subject.
In Shutter priority mode you set the shutter speed desired to freeze rapid action or
blur motion and the camera automatically selects the proper aperture setting.
In Aperture priority you set the desired aperture for control of depth of field and
the camera will automatically match the proper shutter speed.
In Manual mode you have control of both the shutter speed and aperture value.
UHS (Ultra High Speed at 7fps) continuous advance (with 1280x960 size images only) or
Standard continuous advance at 2fps. UHS and standard continuous advance cannot be
used with SuperFine or RAW images.
Approximate number of frames that can be captured at:
UHS continuous advance (7 fps)
|Quality | Size
Standard continuous advance (2 fps)
|Quality | Size
||~11 frames||~17 frames||~22 frames||~40 frames
||~7 frames||~11 frames||~16 frames||~32 frames
||~4 frames||~8 frames||~11 frames||~23 frames
You can manually focus when desired. Press the AF/MF button on the left side
and then turn the ring at the base of the lens. The distance to subject is
displayed in the lower right and to aid in critical focusing, you
can magnify the center of the frame 4x at the push of a button.
Here's a screen display of all possible EFFECTS icons enabled; color, saturation,
contrast and exposure compensation are all "cranked up."
In Standard Movie mode you can record up to 60 seconds (per clip) of motion JPEG at 320
x 240 at 15 fps with or without audio. The DiMAGE 7i also has Night Movie mode which
boosts the gain up and captures in B&W. And UHS (Ultra High Speed) movie mode that
captures 640 x 480 at 7fps without audio. And finally Time-lapse Movie mode with
selectable resolutions of 2560 x 1920 1600 x 1200, 1280 x 960 or 640 x480 at 4fps
Record mode menu:
AF Mode - Single or Continuous
Image Size - 2560x1920, 1600x1200, 1280x960, 640x480
Quality - RAW, SuperFine, Fine, Standard, Economy
Flash Mode - Fill, Redeye-Reduction, Rear sync or Wireless
Wireless ch - Wireless channel 1, 2, 3 or 4
Flash control - ADI, Pre-flash TTL, Full power, 1/4 power, 1/16 power
Memory - Memorize 3 different user configurations
Spot AF/AEL - AF/AE hold, AF/AE toggle, AE hold, AE toggle
Mag Button - Set the function of the Magnify button, digital zoom or
viewfinder 4x enlargement.
Interval - Set the interval timer, 1 to 60 minutes
Frames - Set the # of frames recorded in interval mode
Interval mode - Still image or Movie
UHS movie - On or Off
Sharpness - Hard, Normal, Soft
Data imprint - Date/time stamping or serialization
Color mode - Vivid color, Natural color, B&W or Solarization
Sharpness - Hard, Normal, Soft
Exp. bracket - Step value for AE Bracketing; 0.3, 0.5 or 1.0 EV
Inst. Playback - Show last image captured, 2 or 10 secs
Voice memo - Off, 5 or 15 seconds
When using the data imprint option you enter the desired text using this virtual
keyboard and the 4-way selector switch.
SETUP menu options:
LCDbrightness - Adjust the LCD brightness
EVFbrightness - Adjust the EVF brightness
Audio signals - Choose a sound for camera beeps
Shutter FX - Choose a sound effect for the shutter
Volume - Adjust the volume of sound effects
Language - Chose the menu language
File#memory - Sequentially number images
Folder name - Choose the method for creating folder names
Select folder - Select the active image folder
New folder - Create a new image folder
Display mode - Choose what is displayed on the viewfinder; Std display,
focus frame, histogram, grid, scale or image only.
Direct MF - Enable ordisable direct manual focus
Reset default - Return all settings to factory default
EVF autoSwtch - Auto EVF / LCD or EVF auto-on
Date/Time set - Set the time and date
Date format - YYYYMMDD, MMDDYYYY, DDMMYYYY
Video output - NTSC or PAL format
Power save - 1, 3, 5 or 10 minutes to auto power off