Record Screens & Menus

By Matt Metzker

Note: please excuse the quality of these images, the TL240 does not output video using a standard AV cable therefore we had to photograph the LCD.



samsung_tl240_rec_smart_auto.jpgHere you can see the SMART shooting mode, which is fully automatic, perfect for those who want to just point-n-shoot. There is limited access to camera settings, in fact, you can only change the photo size, flash mode, or enable the self-timer. This is an intelligent exposure program that chooses the correct exposure settings by analyzing the subject being framed, and then selects the proper Scene mode settings to use. This ensures you get optimal results for various types of shooting.



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When you half press the shutter release, the AF marks will turn green if focus is achieved or red if it fails. Once exposure and focus are locked, the camera will display the Scene setting chosen (Macro) and the aperture (F4.7) selected. The icons on the screen that are boxed in can be touched to toggle their settings. You can also see icons that indicate we are using 14M quality, OIS is on, the flash is set to Smart Auto, at the top you can see the battery level indicator, and that we have room on our MicroSD card for 53 photos.


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In Program AE mode, the camera selects both shutter speed and aperture values automatically. However, now you have access to more advanced camera settings like ISO, White balance, Metering, Focus Area, etc. Pressing the small triangle at the bottom right of the screen will bring up the quick access menu where these settings can be accessed.


samsung_tl240_rec_functions_menu_anim.gifHere is a look at the quick access menu that appears at the bottom of the screeen when you press the triangle. The available settings depend on what shooting mode you are in.

Program Mode Quick Menu:
  • Exposure Value
  • White Balance settings
  • ISO settings
  • Focus Area
  • Face Detection Settings
  • Smart Face Registration
  • Image Size
  • Image Quality
  • Automatic Contrast Balance
  • Metering
  • Drive Mode
  • Photo Style Selector
  • Smart Filter
  • Image Adjust
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • Voice Memo



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Function menu settings in Program mode:

  • Exposure Compensation - ±2EV in 1/3EV steps
  • White Balance - Auto, Sunny, Cloudy, Fluorescent H, Fluorescent L, Tungsten, Custom Set
  • ISO - Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
  • Focus Area - Center AF, Multi AF, One Touch Shooting, Smart Touch AF
  • Face Detection - Off, Normal, Smile Shot, Blink Detection, Smart Face Recognition, Face List, My Star 
  • Smart FR Edit - Take up to 5 photos and register them as "My Star"
  • Photo Size - 14M, 12M, 10M (3:2), 9M (16:9), 8M, 5M, 3M, 2M (16:9) 1M
  • Quality -SuperFine, Fine, Normal
  • ACB - Automatically compensates for differences in brightness; On or Off
  • Metering - Multi, Spot, Center-weighted
  • Drive - Single, Continuous, Motion Capture, AE Bracketing
  • Photo Style Selector - Normal, Soft, Vivid, Forest, Retro, Cool, Calm, Classic, Negative, Custom
  • Smart Filter - Miniature, Vignetting, Fish-eye 1, Fish-eye 2
  • Image Adjust - Toggle Contrast, Sharpness and Saturation in 5 steps
  • OIS - Optical Image Stabilization; On or Off
  • Voice - Off, Voice memo, Voice recording
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samsung_tl225_rec_motion.jpgHere you can see the "Motion" menu, which is activated by pressing and holding the Icon to the right. This unique option allows you to shake or move the camera in various directions to select certain exposure options, like Movie, Smart Auto, or Program shown above. Unfortunately, you can not customize the available settings.




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Movie mode records 1280x720HQ and 1280x720(720p), 640x480 (VGA) or 320x240 (QVGA) motion video with audio at 30 or 15fps. The recorded video is saved as an H.264 (MPEG-4.AVC) file.The length of these movies is limited to a maximum of 20 minutes. The optical zoom can be used during recording, however you will pick up the sound of the lens moving. There is an option that eliminates the sound of the lens moving, but this is done by stopping all voice recording while the zoom is adjusting then resuming once the lens stops moving; so you will have periods of time where there will be no audio at all.



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Movie mode menu options:

  • Exposure Compensation - ±2EV in 1/3EV steps
  • White Balance - Auto, Sunny, Cloudy, Fluorescent H, Fluorescent L, Tungsten, Custom Set
  • Movie Size - 1280x720 HQ, 1280x720, 640x480 or 320x240
  • Frame Rate - 30fps or 15fps
  • Metering - Multi, Spot, Center-weighted
  • Photo Style Selector - Normal, Soft, Vivid, Forest, Retro, Cool, Calm, Classic, Negative, Custom
  • Smart Filter - Miniature, Vignetting, Fish-eye 1, Fish-eye 2
  • OIS - On or Off
  • Voice (sound) - On or Off



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Shooting settings menu options:

  • Format - Format the memory card/internal memory
  • Reset - Return all settings to factory defaults
  • Language - Choose the language used in menus
  • Date & Time - Set the internal clock/calendar
  • Time Zone - Choose your time zone
  • File No. - Series or Reset
  • Imprint - Off, Date or Date & Time
  • Auto Power Off - Off, 1, 3, 5 or 10 minutes
  • AF Lamp - Turn the AF assist lamp On of Off
  • Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC) - On or Off
  • HDMI Size - 1080i, 720p, 480p
  • Video Out - NTSC or PAL format
  • USB mode - Auto, Computer, Print
  • PC Software - On or Off

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