Capture mode display

Top left of the LCD indicates the amount of used space on the CF card and the amount of used internal DRAM . The status line on the top indicates either Ready, Not Enough Light, Out of Range or Battery Low. Along the bottom of the LCD are softkey options Still (switch between Still, Burst and Time-lapse modes), Overlay (turn menu and status text overlays on and off) and Status (show current camera settings such as Picture Type, Quality, Resolution and File Type).


Entering the menu system in capture mode displays the Digita menu system (example left) which is logically sectioned, each section represented by an icon, within each section are various sub-menus.

Each sub-menu option can be scrolled through and settings are stored or canceled using the softkeys below the LCD (example of a sub-menu left).
If there is any text entry to be made (such as creating an album) it is performed by scrolling through an alphabet and picking each letter one at a time.

Capture mode sections, sub-menus and options

Resolutions: High = 1536 x 1024, Medium = 1152 x 768, Standard = 768 x 512

Section Sub-Menu Sub-Menu Options

 Picture Type

Flash (Off, Auto, Fill, Red-Eye)
Quality (Good, Better, Best)
Resolution (Standard, Medium, High)

Burst Quality (Good, Better, Best)
Resolution (Standard, Medium, High)
Burst Rate (0.1fps, 0.2fps, 0.5fps, 1fps, 2fps, 3fps)
Time-lapse Flash (Off, Auto, Fill, Red-Eye)
Quality (Good, Better, Best)
Resolution (Standard, Medium, High)
Interval (1 min to 24 hrs)
No. of pictures (2 to 1000)

New Album... Create new album (text entry)

 White Balance

Date and Time... Type (None, Date, Time, Both)
Left Offset (%)
Top Offset (%)
Transparency (Off, On)
Text Color (Color picker)
Background (Color picker)
Text Watermark... Text (On/edit, Off)
Left, Top, Transparency, Color as above
Logo... Logo (On/choose, Off)
Left, Top as above

Exposure Modes

Programmed AE  
Long Time Exposure... Exposure Time (0.5sec - 16sec in 0.5sec increments)
External Flash... Aperture (F3, F4, F5.6, F8, F11, F16)

 Advanced Focus
Multi-Spot Auto Focus
(three spot focus algorithm)
Single-Spot Auto Focus
(single-spot focus algorithm center of frame)
Manual Focus... Focus Distance (50cm, 70cm, 1m, 2m, 3m, 5m, 10m, 20m, Infinity) (also represented as feet)

Capture... FileType (JPEG, FlashPix)
Quickview (Off, 0.5sec, 1sec - 30secs)
Auto Rotate (On, Off)
System Sounds (On, Off)
Sleep Timeout (1min - 5 mins in 30 sec increments)
Date and Time... Set date and time and display format
Camera Name... Set the camera name (text entry)

 Kodak Scripts
 (supplied scripts)

Camera Introduction Tutorial / Tour
Remaining Pictures Calculates max no. of pictures which can be taken at various resolutions
Super Quality Mode Allows "Super Quality Mode" to be enabled for the three different picture modes (Still, Burst, Timelapse) - this is a lower compression JPEG

Review mode display

This is the LCD in Review mode, the file number (running sequence number) is shown top left along with the date and time of the shot and the mode (the little icon on the right). Softkey options are Delete and Magnify. Magnifying the image you can scroll around it using the four-way controller.

It's worth noting that the DC265 redisplays images in the same way as other Digita cameras (the Minolta Dimage EX1500 comes to mind) in that it displays a "rough thumbnail" blown up to screensize first and decodes the more detailed image over the top of it, you can't Magnify until it's finished decoding however you can access other options such as skip to the next / previous image and delete the current image. That's the same also as the Nikon Coolpix 950 (non-Digita) although it does it considerably quicker.

Review mode sections, sub-menus and options

Section Sub-Menu Sub-Menu Options

 Move to Album
New Album... Create new album (text entry)

Overlay... Show Overlays (On, Off)
Slideshow... Duration (1 sec - 99 secs)
Image Sound (On, Off)
Loop (On, Off)
Video... Video Out (NTSC, PAL)
Playback... Burst (1 sec - 10 secs)
Timelapse (1 sec - 10 secs)
Album (1 sec - 10 secs)
Format Card... Format Card / Cancel

 Picture Protection
Undo Protection

 Camera to Camera
Send... Continue / Cancel
Receive... Waiting for connection... / Stop

 Kodak Scripts
 (supplied scripts)
Print Order Re-arrange images into correct print order

Whatever applications are on the CF card

Connect mode

Connect mode simply sets the camera up to connect either by wire (USB, Serial) or via IrDA. Note that the camera can still operate (apart from the LCD display) in this mode, as it can be controlled from the desktop computer.

Info mode

Info mode simply displays copyright and version information, in the case of the camera I had for review it was:

Version 1.0.0
©1999, Eastman Kodak Company

Digita OE by FlashPoint Technology