Kodak DCS 760 Review
Top of camera controls: left side
For some reason all continuous modes on the DCS 760 are locked at 1.5 fps and can not be changed (older DCS series had a custom value to change the frame rate). I can only assume this is a temporary limitation.
Top of camera controls: right side
Switches camera on (requires you hold down the lock button beside the dial), this is virtually instant, there's no perceptible delay between turning the dial to the On position and being able to shoot.
Spring loaded position, automatically returns to On. This illuminates the top and rear LCD's with a green backlight for 5 seconds (or as long as you hold the switch in this position).
Main command dial (rear)
Sub command dial (front)
AF Area Mode
* described below
+/-5EV in 1/3EV or 1/2EV steps
Programmed Auto (Flexible)
The DCS 760 remembers the selected offset from default metering, the only way to reset this is to perform a two-button reset or quickly turn the camera off and on again.
Shutter Priority Auto
30 seconds - 1/8,000 sec in 1/3 EV
Shutter speed in this mode can be locked by holding the L button and rotating the main command dial. Additional shutter speeds of up to 30 minutes can be selected by enabling custom function 19.
Aperture Priority Auto
Range depends on lens max. and min. apertures in 1/3 EV steps
Aperture in this mode can be locked by holding the L button and rotating the sub-command dial.
|M||Full Manual Exposure
In this mode you select the aperture and the shutter speed from any combination of the above (plus BULB for shutter speed, apertures limited by the lens used). Main command dial selects shutter speed, sub-command dial selects aperture. The meter on the viewfinder status bar and top LCD will immediately reflect the exposure level compared to the calculated ideal exposure, if it's outside of +/- 2EV the indicator bar will add an arrow '<' or '>' on the end of the meter.
The dial on the side of the viewfinder sets the metering mode, it's another locked control requiring a press of the center button before the dial will turn.
Colour matrix metering
|Center Weighted Metering
The camera uses the entire frame for light measurement but assigns a greater weight to an area in the center of the frame (indicated in the viewfinder by the circle). (Known as Center Weighted Average Metering on other cameras). The size of the circle used to define the "center" of the frame can be set through a custom function.