Record Screens & Menus

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Shown here is the "green" point-n-shoot mode on the RS1500. While in this mode the  camera controls all settings for the exposure process. The Record and Mode menus are locked, and you may only change the flash mode (Auto or Off), enable the Self-timer, or change between AF, Pan Focus or Macro focus mode. Face detection is ON, you are shown the number of remaining pictures (1532), and the battery life icon.



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Auto picture mode is also an easy point-n-shoot mode, but gives you a few more options like resolution and ISO. The RS1500 still adjusts everything else so you can just point and shoot.



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Half-pressing the shutter release will allow the camera to autofocus. When focus is achieved  the active AF point bracket will shrink and turn green, now you are ready to shoot.



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Using the 4-way pad while in record mode brings up several shortcut menus. Left takes you to the Flash settings, Up goes to the drive modes, Right are the Focus modes, and Down is the Mode Menu which is shown below.



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The Optio RS1500 not only offers Face Detection, it also has an auto Smile Capture feature that will capture a photo automatically when a detected face in the frame smiles.



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Shooting Modes:

Auto Picture, Program, Natural Skin Tone, Night Scene Portrait, Night Scene, Movie, Landscape, Blue Sky, Sunset, Flower, Sport, Digital SR, Kids, Pet, Portrait, Food, Candlelight, Surf & Snow, Half-length Portrait, Frame Composite, Text, and Digital Panorama.


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Record Mode Options:

  • Recorded Pixels - 14M, 10M (16:9), 7M, 2M (16:9), 640
  • White Balance - Auto, Daylight, Shade, Tungsten, Fluorescent or Shutter Adjust
  • Focusing Area - Choose your focusing mode
  • Sensitivity - Auto or fixed at 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400
  • EV Compensation - Override metering ±2.0EV in 1/3 steps
  • Movie - Enters the Movie mode menu (shown below)
  • Shadow Correction - On or Off
  • Digital Blur Removal - On or Off
  • Digital Zoom - On or Off
  • Memory - Memorize settings between power on and off
  • Green Button - Choose the function of the Green Button
  • Date Imprint - Off, Date, Date & Time, Time



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The Optio RS1500 has the ability to capture movies at 1280x720p HD, as well as the standard 640x480 and 320x240 resolutions at either 15 or 30 fps. You also have the option of using the Movie SR to help steady your hand held videos. The optical zoom is not available, but can be pre-set, so the camera uses digital zoom while recording.




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  • Recorded Pixels - 1280 @ 15 and 30fps, 640 @ 15 and 30fps, 320 @ 15 and 30fps
  • Movie SR - On or Off

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