Record Screens & Menus

Please excuse the poor quality of these screen captures. The WB850F kit does not include an AV output cable, therefore we had to photograph the display screen.

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Samsung uses Smart Auto as its basic shooting mode with its point and shoot cameras, including the WB850F. In Smart Auto, only basic shooting information is displayed on the screen. When you press the shutter button halfway, the WB850F will place green squares on the screen when the autofocus has been achieved.

In Program mode, where you can control a variety of the camera's shooting settings, you'll see a camera with a "P" icon in the lower left corner of the screen. As you can see here, many more camera settings are displayed on the screen in Program mode than in Smart Auto mode.

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As you use the mode dial to switch between modes, you'll see these highly graphical menu screens appear, giving you a chance to drill down into deeper settings. The options include those shown here, such as Smart Auto, Scene modes, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, and Manual mode.

You can use the Wi-Fi screen to pick just how you want to share your photos, whether it's through an upload to a social media Web site or through e-mail.

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The Effects menu, as shown here, is also available through the mode dial and gives you access to a variety of interesting in-camera special effect options. In the Split Shot mode, for example, you can shoot two or three photos, each of which will occupy one-half or one-third of the screen, giving you a chance to create some unique photos. This gives the WB850F some fun shooting options.

The Panorama and 3D Photo modes are also available through the Effects menu.

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By pressing the Menu button, you can access the primary shooting menu for the WB850F, which allows you to make various changes to the camera's settings. As you can see, there are quite a few graphical elements used in the WB850F's menu screens, making it easier to use.

The menu shown here is available in Program mode. If you're in Smart Auto mode, you won't have as many options for changing the camera's settings (only Photo Size and Flash will be available). The Program mode menu settings include:

  • Photo Size - 16M, 14M, 12M (widescreen), 10M, 8M (1:1 ratio), 5M, 3M, 2M (widescreen), or 1M
  • Quality - Super Fine, Fine, or Normal
  • EV - One-third increments between minus-2 and plus-2
  • ISO - Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, or 3200
  • White Balance - Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent_H, Fluorescent_L, Tungsten, Custom Set, or Color Temp
  • Flash - Off, Auto, Red-eye, Fill in, Slow Sync, or Red-eye Fix (in Smart Auto mode, only Off and Auto are available)
  • Smart Filter - Off, Miniature, Vignetting, Ink Painting, Oil Painting, Cartoon, Cross Filter, Sketch, Soft Focus, Fish-eye, Classic, Retro, or Zooming Shot
  • Face Detection - Off, Normal, Self-Portrait, Smile Shot, Blink Detection, or Smart Face Recognition
  • Smart FR Edit - Off, My Star, or Face List
  • Focus - Auto Focus, Manual Focus, or Macro
  • Focus Area - Center AF, Multi AF, Selection AF, or Tracking AF
  • Metering - Multi, Spot, or Center-weighted
  • Image Adjust - Contrast, Sharpness, or Saturation (settings for all three between minus-2 and plus-2)
  • Bracket - WB BKT (White Balance) or AE BKT (Auto Exposure)

Once you make a selection from the menu, such as EV or Aperture as shown here, you'll be able to change the settings using the four-way button to adjust the on-screen slider switch. You also can gain access to many of these settings through the Fn button when you're shooting images.

The main camera control settings are available through the Menu button, too, allowing you to set up the camera to meet your needs.

  • Device Information - Mac Address and Network Certification Number
  • Language - 36 options
  • Time Zone - Home or Visit
  • Date/Time Set
  • Auto Correct Time - On or Off
  • Date Type - YYYY/MM/DD, MM/DD/YYYY, or DD/MM/YYYY
  • Time Type - 12 Hour or 24 Hour
  • File No. - Reset or Series
  • Imprint - Off, Date, or Date & Time
  • Auto Power Off - Off, 1 min, 3 min, 5 min, or 10 min
  • AF Lamp - On or Off
  • Format - Yes or No
  • Reset - Yes or No
  • Anynet+ (HDMI-CED) - On or Off

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You have quite a few options for customizing the audio used with the WB850F, allowing you to make use of the exact set of sounds that you want.

  • Volume - Off, Low, Medium, or High
  • Start Sound - On or Off
  • Shutter Sound - On or Off
  • Beep Sound - On or Off
  • AF Sound - On or Off

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Samsung also has provided methods for giving you precise control over the other areas of the camera, including the help information displayed on the screen as you make various selections. This is a nice way for somewhat inexperienced photographers to learn how to better make use of the WB850F's advanced features.

  • Help Guide Display - On or Off
  • Grid Line - Off, 3x3, 2x2, Cross, or Diagonal
  • Date/Time Display - On or Off
  • Display Brightness - Auto, Dark, Normal, or Bright
  • Display Quality - High or Standard
  • Quick View - Off, 1 sec, or 3 sec
  • Power Save - On or Off

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Considering how many control options you have when shooting still images with the WB850F, it's not surprising to see a large number of controls with the movie recording screen, too. When the mode dial is set to Movie mode, pressing the Fn button will give you quick access to the movie control panel (shown here). The full 21x optical zoom is available when shooting movies, although the zoom is even more sluggish with movies than it is with still images. Movie menu options include:

  • Movie Size - Full HD (1920x1080), HD (1280x720), VGA (640x480), QVGA (resolution not specified)
  • EV - One-third increments between minus-2 and plus-2
  • White Balance - Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent_H, Fluorescent_L, Tungsten, Custom Set, or Color Temp
  • Smart Filter - Normal, Palette Effect 1, Palette Effect 2, Palette Effect 3, Palette Effect 4, Miniature, Vignetting, Sketch, Fish-eye, Classic, or Retro
  • Focus - Auto Focus or Macro
  • Metering - Multi, Spot, or Center-weighted
  • Image Stabilizer - Off or OIS
  • Smart Scene Detection - On or Off
  • Voice - Mute, Normal, Sound Alive, or Audio Zoom

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