Record Screens & Menus
By Josh Fate
Program mode gives you more control over the camera than the iAuto mode shown above. Here you get additional controls like the ISO, White Balance and metering modes for more control and creativity.
Half-pressing the shutter release allows the camera to lock focus and exposure settings.
On the left side of the screen are shortcuts for the smile-capture, flash, self-timer and image size settings, since there are no buttons on the back of the camera.
To select the camera mode, you simple touch the icon that is directly above the Play "button". You can choose from: iAuto, Sweep Panorama, Movie Mode, Program and Scene (SCN).
Scene Modes: Soft Skin, Soft Snap, Landscape, Twilight Portrait, Twilight, High Sensitivity, Gourmet, Pet, Beach, Snow, Fireworks, Underwater and Hi-Speed Shutter
Sweep Panorama mode allows you to press the shutter release and then "sweep" the camera across the scene while the camera captures numerous images and stitches them together.
Record menu options in Program mode:
- Easy Mode - Enter Easy mode
- Burst Settings - Single, Burst
- Macro - Auto, Close Focus
- Exposure Compensation - ±2EV in 1/3EV Steps
- ISO - Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
- White Balance - Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent 1-3, Incandescent, Flash, Custom
- Focus - Multi AF, Center AF, Spot AF
- Metering Mode - Multi, Center, Spot
- Face Detection - When Touched (tap the LCD when you want focus), Auto, Child or Adult priority
- DRO (Auto Optimizing) - Standard, Plus, Off
- Shooting Display Settings - On, Off
You can record motion video with audio at 1280x720 (Fine or Standard) or 640x480, with a frame rate of 30fps. To use the HD capabilities of this camera, a Memory Stick Duo Pro, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo or high speed SD/SDHC/SDXC card is required. Unlike most digicams that record sound with video, the T99 allows you to have full use of the 4x optical zoom while recording. These Motion JPEG format videos are saved as .MP4 files.
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