Kodak DCS 760 Review
The DCS 760's menu system has a 'drop down' style which is split into five menus:
Folder / Card selection
* Only appears if Video Out is enabled.
Note that the description of menus on this page were taken from a camera with firmware 1.3.1, a new firmware is expected towards 'the end of the summer' which will include in-camera JPEG generation and will no doubt add some new menu options.
Folder / Card selection menu
This menu allows you to select the active folder, once at least one shot has been taken in the new folder (such as '02') the camera will automatically create the next folder. All images from now onwards are recorded in the selected folder. Image browsing only shows images in the currently selected folder.
If multiple storage cards are inserted this menu has a second section which allows you to switch cards.
This menu provides access to the three main 'sub-menus' within the camera:
Main Menu (digital portion control)
Each of these menus is described in more detail below.
White Balance Menu
Select White balance:
The DCS 760 allows you to save custom WB into files on the storage card, they can even be renamed at a later date to be given sensible English names like 'Studio' or 'Showroom'.
Video Out Menu
This menu option only appears if you have enabled the Video Out option.
The DCS 760's video out doesn't work in the same way as other digital cameras (or digital SLR's), instead it's only capable of displaying a review or full size playback image (no menus, no zoom, no thumbnails).
This could be useful for reviewing (but not magnifying...) on a larger monitor in a studio environment.
This menu option allows you to quickly adjust the contrast of the LCD Monitor to compensate for different ambient light levels, typically the center portion of the display would show the currently selected image, on the left a grayscale bar helps tuning.
||Options||Settings / Description|
|Quick format card
Fully format card (erase every sector)
Undelete previously deleted images
All in FOLDER01
Untagged in FOLDER01
All on card
Untagged on card
|Enables external video menu option|
Update From Card
|Kodak DCS760C K760C-00702 1.3.1|
|Imager Clean||Perform Imager clean (requires fully charged battery and AC adapter connected)|
Load from card...
|Load IPTC job files (.IPT) and use them to mark images shot|
|When enabled the camera will blink areas which are overexposed|
|Serial Port||Baud Rate
| (300 - 115200)
(None / New Images / Previous Image / Remote Release / GPS / Modem)
(None / Remote Release / Shutter Pulse / Image Number / Modem)
|Time / Date
The Properties Menu controls various settings which only effect the "digital" side of the camera.
||Options||Settings / Description|
|Battery Save Onset
|Display Off Time
|This setting is used to inform the acquire module / Photo Desk that the anti-alias filter is installed and sharpening should be applied to counteract the slight softening effect of the filter.|
|Use FOLDER01 with a blank card or the first empty card?|
|Select video output standard|
Custom Settings Menu
In addition to the above menus it is also possible to control certain "custom" settings, these can be set through the custom settings menu or by using the CSM button in combination with the front and rear command wheels.
|0: Custom Settings||0-A Settings A
1-b Settings B
|Switch between set A or set B of custom settings|
|1: Cont Servo AF|| 1-0 Release-Priority
|Should continuous AF have release or focus priority|
|2: Single Servo AF||2-0 Focus Priority
|Should single-press AF have release or focus priority|
|3: Bracketing Order||3-1 -,0,+
|Order of which bracket shots are taken (- or + EV)|
|4: Light Press AF||4-0 Activated
|Does a light press on the shutter release perform auto focus|
|5: AE Lock||5-0 Detected Value
5-1 Controlled Value
|6: Dial Direction||6-0 Default
|Switch operational direction of dial|
|7: Light Press AE-L||7-0 Disabled
|Locks exposure with light press|
|11: Alert LED in Bulb||11-0 Does not blink
|When using BULB mode should the alert LED flash|
|14: Center Weighted Meter||C8 8 mm
C12 12 mm
C15 15 mm
C20 20 mm
|Size of center-weighted meter circle (in terms of viewfinder view)|
|15: Meter Off Timer||L4 4 seconds
L8 8 seconds
L16 16 seconds
L32 32 seconds
|Power-down time for metering system (power saver)|
|16: Self Timer Time||16-0 10 seconds
L-(2-60) (2-60) seconds
|Self timer time|
|17: Manual Bracket||00A Flash Output
|Use shutter speed, aperture or a combination of both to achieve bracketing of exposures|
|18: Focus Screen Comp||+/-2.0 EV in 0.5 EV steps||Change the focus screen compensation for different viewfinders|
|19: Long Shutter Time||19-0 Disabled
|Enables extra-long exposure times of: 40 sec, 50 sec, 1 min, 1.5 min, 2 min, 3 min, 4 min, 5 min, 6 min, 8 min, 10 min, 13 min, 15 min, 20 min, 25 min and 30 min|
|20: Top TTL Flash Sync||1/ (60, 80, 100, 125, 160, 200, 250 ,300) sec||Change maximum flash sync speed|
|21: AF/AE Lock Button||AEL AE Lock
AFL AF Lock
L-L AE/AF Lock
|Operation of AF/AE Lock button|
|22: Sub Dial Aperture||22-0 Enabled
|By default the sub-dial can be used to alter the aperture, this action can be disabled by selecting 22-1|
|23: Focus Indicators||23-0 Displayed
23-1 Not Displayed
|Display [ ] brackets in bold when focus area selected or not|
|24: Auto Bracketing||11E Auto/Flash
|Control whether flash output or auto exposure are altered when bracketing is enabled|
- 1 Introduction
- 2 Specifications
- 3 Body & Design
- 4 Body & Design
- 5 Operation & Controls
- 6 Operation & Controls
- 7 Displays
- 8 Menus
- 9 Timings & Sizes
- 10 Photo Desk
- 11 Image Quality
- 12 Image Quality
- 13 Image Quality
- 14 Compared to...
- 15 Compared to...
- 16 Compared to...
- 17 Compared to...
- 18 Conclusion
- 19 Samples