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Record MODE menu

Pressing the MODE button whilst in REC mode brings up the record MODE menu, designed like a "virtual controller" this circular dial allows you to choose from one of the cameras record modes:

  • P mode (Normal)
  • Movie (MJPEG AVI)
  • Panorama
  • Aperture Priority
  • Shutter Priority
  • Landscape
  • Portrait
  • Night Scene


Hidden Record options

As reported on other sites there are several hidden options on the QV-3000EX (no idea why these aren't published).

Hidden option Button sequence
TIFF shooting mode SET + FLASH
Full manual exposure SET + RIGHT in Shutter Priority mode
Longer than 2 sec exposures
(up to 60 seconds or BULB)
SET + DOWN in Shutter Priority mode


Record setup menu

Basic Menu

Pressing the menu button whilst in REC mode brings up the record setup menu, which has two different display settings either simple or advanced, simple mode hides many options and uses a six icon menu to control the basic functions of the camera.

Pressing DISP switches to the advanced menu.

Advanced Record Menu (Details)

The advanced menu is laid out page by page with selector tabs down the left side, each page contains settings covering different function areas, each page is detailed below.

Picture Menu
Picture Menu Option
 
Values Notes
Quality

Fine
Normal
Economy

Sets JPEG compression level and thus image quality & file size
Size 2048 x 1536
1024 x 768
Shooting resolution
Sharpness Hard
Normal
Soft
Controls the cameras built-in image sharpening
Saturation High
Normal
Low
Controls the intensity of colours in the image, applies a saturation filter to the image
Contrast High
Normal
Low
Controls the contrast of the image, applies a contrast filter to the image

Function1 Menu
Function1 Menu Option
 
Values Notes
Drive Mode

Single
Continuous

Enabling Continuous mode allows the camera to shoot continuously at about 0.2fps for up to 3 images
Metering Multi
Center
Spot
Controls the metering mode used to calculate exposure
White Balance Auto
Daylight
Shade
Tungsten
Fluorescent
Manual
Controls the camera's white balance system, whilst changing the white balance mode a thumbnail live preview is shown to indicate the difference between each mode, Manual allows the white balance to be taken manually from a white object [example]
Flash Intensity Strong
Normal
Weak
Not sure of the technical terms used here, but in any case this overrides the normal flash system to increase or decrease the flash output
Sensitivity +3.0
+2.0
+1.0
Normal
The QV-3000EX is unusual in offering FOUR different sensitivity levels, however it doesn't label them with an ISO equiv. we estimated them to be 100, 200, 320, 480

Function2 Menu
Function2 Menu Option
 
Values Notes
Movie Mode

Normal
Past

Switches between the Normal and Past recording modes, Normal records from press of Shutter Release (up to 30 seconds), Past records the past 10 seconds up to stopping recording
Digital Zoom Off
On
Enables or Disables the Digital Zoom function which can be accessed by holding the tele-button after full optic zoom (2x digital zoom)
Color Color
B/W
Sepia
Applies a filter to the image either B/W or Sepia, as with White Balance a live preview of the difference between each is displayed
[example]
Grid Off
On
When enabled a 4 by 3 grid is displayed over the image which can help align parts of the image horizontally or vertically [example]
Time Stamp Off
yyyy/mm/dd
dd hh:mm
yyyy/mm/dd hh:mm
When enabled the camera will overlay a time stamp in the bottom right corner of each image taken
[example]

Options Menu
Options Menu Option
 
Values Notes
Power Save

Sleep (Off/ 30s/ 1min/ 2min/ 5min)
Auto Power Off (2min/ 5min)

Controls the sleep and power-off functions of the camera, sleep mode enables the camera to be quickly woken for shooting
Mode1 Recording Mode
Focus
Flash
Digital Zoom
Enables the storage of each camera setting after power-off on a per setting basis
Mode2 Metering
White Balance
Flash Intensity
Sensitivity
Enables the storage of each camera setting after power-off on a per setting basis

Setup Menu
Setup Menu Option
 
Values Notes
Card Browser

Off
Type1
Type2
Type3
Type4

Controls the creation and type of a "Card Browser" HTML structure on the CF card (useful for quickly browsing the card later)
[example]
Format No
Yes
Formats the CF card
Date Style
Adjust
Sets the display style of the date & time and allows date & time to be set
Video Out NTSC
PAL
Switch the video out between NTSC and PAL standards
Language English
Japanese
Change display language
Beep Off
On
Turn on or off key confirmation beeps


Playback menu

Basic Menu

Pressing the menu button whilst in PLAY mode brings up the play menu, which has two different display settings either simple or advanced, simple mode hides many options and uses a six icon menu.

Pressing DISP switches to the advanced play menu.

Advanced Play Menu (Details)

The advanced menu is laid out page by page with selector tabs down the left side, each page contains settings covering different function areas, each page is detailed below. Oddly, the menus in Play mode have small icons next to each option, in record mode they don't... hmmm.

View Menu
View Menu Option
 
Values Notes
Zoom [none] Enters zoom mode (about 3x playback zoom)
[example]
9 Multi [none] Enters 9 thumbnails displayed mode
[example]
Slides Show [none] Starts slide show mode

Tools Menu
Tools Menu Option
 
Values Notes
Protect

Select
Folder
All

Protect (read-only) an image or images
DPOF Select
All
Allows images to be marked for printing on a DPOF compatible printer
Screen Saver Off
On
Enables / disables the screen saver

Tools Menu
Tools Menu Option
 
Values Notes
Card Browser

Off
Type1
Type2
Type3
Type4

Controls the creation and type of a "Card Browser" HTML structure on the CF card (useful for quickly browsing the card later)
[example]
Format No
Yes
Formats the CF card
Date Style
Adjust
Sets the display style of the date & time and allows date & time to be set
Video Out NTSC
PAL
Switch the video out between NTSC and PAL standards
Language English
Japanese
Change display language
Beep Off
On
Turn on or off key confirmation beeps

Delete Menu
Delete Menu Option
 
Values Notes
Select [none] Starts an image browser to allow you to select images to be deleted
[example]
Folder [none] Erases all images in a particular folder
All [none] Erases all images on the CF card
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