Record Screens & Menus

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While shooting with the GXR, you have the option of 3 different screen views with either no information, a grid for framing your images or a full list of detailed shooting information. The shots above are of Program mode and show the number of remaining shots, Image size, Focus, flash and steady shot information. When in the grid mode, there are three different grid formats that can be selected. The green bar in the middle is a level assist, that allows you to always make sure that your shots are level. The information shown is very close to the same for all of the shooting modes. The only differences are the lack of shutter and aperture settings that will be shown in Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority and Manual modes.





When you half-press the shutter, the camera will display the focus area, which is the green rectangle, as well as the aperture and shutter speed information. If the camera fails to achieve focus, the rectangle will turn red.





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Simulating the information screen on a dSLR camera, pressing the DIRECT button on the GXR will bring up this screen. Here you have easy access to your exposure compensation, ISO, White Balance, Focus, Metering, Image Color Mode, Flash settings (if the flash is open), Image size and quality, bracketing and burst shooting.





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The 8-way controller allows you to navigate through your menus and search your recorded images. You can even scroll through an image when zoomed in not just laterally, but on diagonals as well. These buttons also work as shortcuts to the exposure compensation by pressing up or down, right for Manual Flash Amount and Left to set the Manual Focus Adjustment.





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The adjust lever also acts as a shortcut to the White Balance, ISO, Image size and quality, Image color mode and AF/AE options.





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To help with difficult shooting situations, Ricoh has included a few "Scene" shooting modes: Movie, Portrait, Sports, Landscape, Nightscape, Skew COrrect mode and Zoom macro.





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Rec. Menu:
  • Pic Quality/Size - Varies depending on the Camera unit that is attached
  • Focus - Multi AF, Spot AF, MF, Snap, Infinity
  • Snap Focus Distance - 1.0m, 1.5m, 2.0m, 2.5m, 3.0m, 3.5m, 5m, Infinity
  • Full Press Snap - On, Off, Auto-Hi ISO
  • Pre-AF - On or Off
  • Exposure Metering - Multi, Center, Spot
  • Image Settings - Vivid, Standard, Natural, Black & White, B&W (TE), Custom Setting1 & 2
  • Continuous Mode - Off, Continuous, M-Cont + (HI), M-Cont + (LO)
  • Auto Bracket - Off, AE-BKT, WB-BKT, CL-BKT
  • Flash Expo. Comp. - ±2 in 1/3 increments
  • Manual Flash Amount - Full, 1/1.4, 1/2, 1/2.8, etc.
  • Flash Synchro Settings - 1st or 2nd Curtain
  • Noise Reduction - Off, Weak or Strong
  • Noise Reduction ISO - All, Over ISO 201, Over ISO 401, Over ISO 801, Over ISO 1601, ISO 3200
  • Distortion Correction - On or Off
  • Auto Macro - On or Off
  • Custom Self-Timer - Select the number of images and interval
  • Interval Shooting - Automatically shoots at an interval that you set.
  • Date Imprint - Off, Date, or Date&Time
  • Exposure Compensation - ±2 in 1/3 increments
  • White Balance - Auto, Multi-P Auto, Outdoors, Cloudy, Incandescent Lamp, Fluorescent Lamp, Manual Settings, CT (Detail)
  • White Balance Compensation - Manually adjust the white balance
  • ISO Setting - Auto, Auto - Hi, 64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
  • Camera Shake Correction - On or Off





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The "Movie" scene mode allows the camera to capture video with sound at various resolutions, depending on the camera unit that is attached. The A12 allows for resolutions of up to 720p, while the S10 only captures up to VGA (480). With the S10 camera unit, you are not able to zoom while recording, but you can set the zoom before hand.





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Rec. Movie Menu:
  • Movie Size - 1280x720 (A12 unit only), 640x480, 320x240
  • Focus - Multi AF, Spot AF, MF, Snap, Infinity
  • Snap Focus Distance - 1.0m, 1.5m, 2.0m, 2.5m, 3.0m, 3.5m, 5m, Infinity
  • Pre-AF - On or Off
  • White Balance - Auto, Outdoors, Cloudy, Incandescent Lamp, Fluorescent Lamp, Manual Settings, CT (Detail)
  • White Balance Compensation - Manually adjust the white balance

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