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Record Menu: Page Two

Quality: Image Quality / Size

Select output image quality:
HI (Uncompressed TIFF)
FINE (4:1 JPEG)
NORMAL (8:1 JPEG)
BASIC (16:1 JPEG)
Select output image size:
FULL (2048 x 1536)
XGA (1024 x 768)
VGA(640 x 480)

ISO Sensitivity

Select ISO sensitivity equivalent:
Auto
ISO 100
ISO 200
ISO 400

Exposure Options: Exposure mode / AE Lock / Exposure compen.

The Exposure Options menu is split into three sub-menus:

Exposure Mode is used to select the current exposure mode, either P for programmed auto or M for full manual. The 885 doesn't have aperture or shutter priority.
AE Lock allows you to lock the exposure and white balance to the first of a sequence of shots (useful for shooting panoramas).
EXP +/- contains the same setting / value as the exposure compensation available from the exposure compensation button on the body.

Focus Options: AF Area Mode / AF Mode / Focus Confirm / Units

The Focus Options menu is split into four sub-menus:

AF Area Mode is used to switch between Auto area selection (camera chooses closest AF area) or Manual area selection where you select the AF area mode using the 4-way direction pad
AF Mode chooses the focusing system either continuous AF (camera focuses non-stop while LCD is on) or single AF, the more traditional half-press of shutter release triggers the auto focus system.
Focus Confirmation sets the camera's focus confirmation to be used either during manual focus only, not at all or all the time. ("digital ground glass")
Distance Units - select between metres or feet for display of distance units (manual focus)

Auto Bracketing: Bracketing setting / White balance Bracketing

The Auto Bracketing menu has three options and a sub-menu:

Off - no auto bracketing
On - auto bracketing enabled, select from 3 or 5 images in steps of 0.3, 0.7 or 1.0 EV. Example: 3, +/0.7 would produce exposure adjustment of: +0.7 EV, 0 EV, - 0.7 EV.
WB Bracketing - sets camera to bracket three shots, one at normal white balance, one cooler (towards blue) and one warmer (towards red).

Noise Reduction

Enabling Noise Reduction removes long exposure "stuck pixels" (by "dark frame subtraction")

On - noise reduction enabled
Off - noise reduction disabled

Card Format

Formats the Compact Flash card (all contents will be erased, even protected images).

No - cancel and return to menu
Format - perform card format


SCENE Record Mode Menu

In SCENE record mode there are two pages of different scene exposure modes to choose from, each of these options sets the camera to its optimum exposure for that particular type of scene. Each of these scene modes was covered in more detail earlier in this review.

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