Record Screens & Menus

The default shooting view shows basic settings and status icons. Shown here is iAuto mode. Note at top right the yellow arrow indicating that pressing leftward on the four-way control will open a settings menu where you can make changes.

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Shown here is Program mode. Note the additional settings in the right column that can be adjusted in this mode that aren't available in iAuto.

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When you press the shutter button halfway to lock focus, all of the icons (except the shooting mode icon at top left) go away and the shutter speed and aperture setting appear at the bottom of the screen. When auto focus has locked onto your subject, the focus box turns green.

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The TG-870 has 21 scene modes. When you set the mode dial to the SCN position, you press leftward on the four-way control to navigate through the selection.

Scene modes:
  • Portrait
  • e-Portrait
  • Landscape
  • Live Composite
  • Interval Shooting
  • Hand-Held Starlight
  • Night Scene
  • Night + Portrait
  • Sport
  • Indoor
  • Sunset
  • Fireworks
  • Cuisine
  • Documents
  • Beach & Snow
  • Underwater Snapshot
  • Underwater Wide1
  • Underwater Wide2
  • Underwater Macro
  • Backlight HDR
  • Self Portrait

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When shooting in Program mode, you have seven picture modes and 13 art filters to choose from. They sit together in the menu at the top of the screen, which you enter by pressing leftward on the four-way control. Most of these effects can be used while recording video. However, many of them result in jerky movement.

Picture modes:
  • Vivid
  • Natural
  • Muted
  • Fish Eye
  • Sparkle*
  • Reflection
  • Fragmented*

Art filters:
  • Pop Art
  • Soft Focus
  • Pale & Light Color
  • Light Tone
  • Grainy Film
  • Pin Hole
  • Diorama
  • Cross Process
  • Gentle Sepia
  • Dramatic Tone
  • Key Line
  • Watercolor
  • Vintage*
* Still image only

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The main menu is where you set up a variety of shooting mode features, including your wireless connection, metering mode and image stabilization (on/off).

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Although there is a movie tab in main menu, this is not where you set the video resolution. You change that setting while in shooting mode, scrolling down through the icons in the right-side column. Here there are only three settings to adjust.

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The settings menu is where you adjust everything from the sound settings to display brightness and date/time. Here you also select GPS and Wi-Fi settings, and assign a function to the programmable Face and movie record buttons.

Here, also, you can set the camera to invert images recorded in Sportcam mode while the camera is upside down.

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When recording a video, the display shows you the shooting mode at top left, and at bottom right the video size and time remaining.

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You can record 60p video in Program mode, as well as in Sportcam mode. In iAuto mode, 1080p is the highest available setting.

Video record modes:
  • 1080 60p
  • 720 60p
  • 480 60p
  • 1080p
  • 720p
  • 480p
  • VGA
  • HS120fps (4:3) / (16:9)
  • HS240fps (4:3) / (16:9)

Sportcam mode menu:
  • 60p
  • High-speed movie
  • Time lapse movie
  • Sportburst

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