Kodak M380 Review

Record Mode Screens & Menus

Note: Please excuse the quality of the screen shots as the M380 only outputs video when used with an optional accessories, like the Kodak EasyShare Camera Dock. Therefore, we had to photograph them off of the LCD.

'Smart' record mode is designed for effortless shooting. This is an intelligent, fully automatic, exposure mode that analyzes the subject that is framed, then determines what is the best mode to use; like Macro shown above. It accomplishes this by using these three tasks: Intelligent scene detection, capture control and image processing.

Kodak EasyShare M380

'Program' record mode is also automatic, but now you have access to more advanced controls over the exposure process. This includes ISO sensitivity, White balance, focus mode, color mode, etc. Here you can see icons for the exposure mode being used (P for Program), flash is set to On, Exposure Compensation, Self Timer, Macro and the number of images (593). The icons can be selected and changed like a quick menu with the 4-way controller.

Kodak EasyShare M380

Program Capture menu options:

    Exposure Compensation - �2 with 1/3 intervals
    Picture Size - 10.0 MP, 8.9 MP(3:2 aspect ratio), 7.5MP (16:9), 5.0 MP, 3.1 MP, 2.2 MP (3:2),
      2.1 MP(16:9), 1.2 MP
    Burst Mode - On or Off
    Self Timer - Off, 10 Second, 2 Second, 2 Shot
    Focus Mode - Auto, Macro or Infinity
    Long Time Exposure - Used for shooting in the dark without a flash. Up to 8 seconds
    Color Mode - High, Natural, Low, Black & White, Sepia
    AF Control (Still) - Continuous, Single
    White Balance - Auto, Open Shade, Fluorescent, Tungsten, Daylight
    Face Detection Capture - On or Off
    Exposure Metering - Multi-pattern, Spot, Center-Weighted,
    AF Zone - Multi-zone, Center-zone
    ISO Speed - Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
    Sharpness - Normal, High, Low

Kodak EasyShare M380

Movie mode allows you to choose from 640x480, or 320x240 with audio. The length of the movies is dependent on available space on your memory card, up to a max clip size of 80 minutes. Unlike most digicams, the optical is not operational however the digital zoom is while recording There is also an optional image stabilizer (Video Blur Reduction).

Kodak EasyShare M380

Video Record menu options:

    Video Size - 640x480 or 320x240
    Focus Mode - Auto, Macro or Infinity
    Video Blur Reduction - On, Off
    Self Timer - Off, 10 Seconds, 2 Seconds
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