Record Screens & Menus

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AUTO record is the point-n-shoot mode that lets anyone get great pictures with little or no fuss. The "12M*" icon indicates the image resolution is 12-megapixels at High quality, there are 299 pictures remaining at the current image resolution. The zoom lens gauge is shown for a few moments whenever the zoom control is toggled (not shown above.)



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When you half-press the shutter release the autofocus is locked and the exposure is calculated and set. If autofocus was successful the AF brackets will turn green, if it fails they will be red and blink.



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Pressing the mode button brings up this screen which allows you to choose your shooting mode from the selections above.

Auto - Fully automatic, simple shooting mode.

Scene mode - options include: Scene Auto Selector, Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Night Portrait, Party/Indoor, Beach/Snow, Sunset, Dusk/Dawn, Night Landscape, Close Up, Food, Museum, Fireworks Show, Copy, Backlight, Panorama assist and Voice Recording.

Smile mode - will detect a smiling face within the frame and release the shutter
automatically; much like Sony's Smile Shutter mode.

Subject Tracking - perfect for moving subjects, allows you to lock focus on a specific person or object, and the camera will follow their movement.

Movie - record standard definition video.


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Auto record mode menu option:

    • Image mode - 12M* High, 12M Normal, 8M Normal, 5M Normal, 3M Normal, PC, TV, 16:9
    • White balance - Auto, Preset Manual, Daylight, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Cloudy or Flash
    • Metering - Matrix or Center-weighted
    • Continuous - Shooting mode: Single frame, Continuous, BSS, Multi-Shot 16 or Intvl timer shooting
    • ISO sensitivity - Auto, Fixed Range Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400
    • Color options - Standard color, Vivid color, B&W, Sepia, Cyanotype, Pastel
    • AF area mode - Face Priority, Auto, Manual, Center
    • Autofocus mode - Single AF, Full-time AF




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Pressing the 4-way selector "up" changes the flash mode, "right" adjust exposure compensation, "down" changes the focus mode, and "left" enables the self-timer. You set these options via onscreen pop-ups as shown above.


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Movie mode screen display. You can record 640x480 .AVI MOTION JPEG Movie clips at 30fps, limited in length by either the amount of available space on the memory card or 25 miuntes max. clip lenght. Sound is recorded so the zoom cannot be used while recording, but can be preset beforehand.



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Movie mode options:

  • Movie size - TV (640x480) or Small (320x240)
  • Autofocus mode - Single AF or Full-time AF

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