Record Mode Menu
Pressing the MENU button while in Record mode displays the Record menu. The options are arranged vertically with the current option setting displayed to the right of an icon. I personally felt that the whole menu system would be less confusing if you could see more than three options on the screen at a time.
Use the up and down arrows to scroll through the options, press SELECT to change.
|Option||Values / Actions||Notes|
|Exp. compen.|| +/-2.0 EV in 0.5 EV steps|
|White balance|| Auto
|Limited range of white balance options for a modern digital camera, would like to have seen a cloudy / shade option as well as manual preset.|
|Color mode|| Color
Black & White
|Quality|| 4.0 MP
4.0 MP (High Compr.)
1.0 MP (Burst)
|- 2448 x 1632, ~900 KB
- 2448 x 1632, ~420 KB
- 2160 x 1440, ~700 KB
- 1800 x 1200, ~480 KB
- 1224 x 816, ~260 KB
- 1224 x 816, ~260 KB
|Exp. metering|| Multi-Pattern
|- Varies between ISO 100 and 400|
|Shutter speed|| Auto
Allows you to manually select a slow shutter speed for taking long exposure night shots.
Minimum shutter speed in auto mode is 1/8 sec.
|Date & Time
YYYY MM DD
MM DD YYYY
DD MM YYYY
Play Mode Menu
The play menu on the DX4900 is fairly unique, it appears as a strip down the left hand side of the screen, to the right is shown a three thumbnail filmstrip and above that a crop of the selected image. Each function takes effect on the selected image when you press the SELECT button.
Use the up / down arrows to move up and down the play options and the left / right buttons to browse through the images.
|Option||Values / Actions||Notes|
|Magnify|| Magnify image, 2x or 4x||Magnifies the selected image|
|Allows you to delete the currently selected image or all images (excluding protected images).|
|Protect|| Protect / un-protect image||Pressing SELECT marks the image as protected (or removes protection)|
|Slide show|| Interval: 5 - 99 seconds||Starts a slideshow of images on the CF card|
|Print order|| Picture
|Allows you to mark the current image or all images for printing (or remove print mark). Works with DPOF compatible equipment.|
|Picture info|| Show||Displays picture information [clip]|
The DX4900's setup menu is accessed by turning the mode dial to the setup position. The menu covers internal camera settings such as power off time, digital zoom, date & time etc.
One particularly important setting which can be easily overlooked is 'Reset User Setting' which needs to be set to 'No' if you wish the camera to remember your flash / focus / display settings.
|Option||Values / Actions||Notes|
|Power save|| Off
Controls how the camera handles power saving, see table below. *
|Digital Zoom|| Continuous
|- Digital zoom is seamless after
- Digital zoom requires second button press
- No digital zoom
|Camera sounds|| Off
|Date & Time|| Date
|Video Out|| NTSC
|Note to Kodak - PAL format is also widely used in SE Asia|
|(Also available in Japanese and Chinese)|
|Format Card|| Continue Format
|Reset Settings|| Yes
|About...|| Camera Information||[clip]|
* Power save modes
|Preview Frame Rate||11 fps||22 fps||22 fps|
|Slide Show Loops||1 loop||5 loops||Unlimited|
|LCD / TV Out||No||No||Yes (Both)|
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