Record mode display
This is an example of some of the settings which are overlaid (P mode) over the live preview image "LCD viewfinder", in this example we have: Macro mode, Flash inhibited, Normal Sharpening, Fluorescent White Balance, Lower focus point selected, Auto ISO, Matrix Metering, Programmed Exposure, 1" shutter speed, F3.5 aperture, FINE compression with 81 frames remaining.
The five area focus selection from the 990 has made an appearance on the 880, it gives you the control to focus (and spot metering if AF-area spot metering is enabled) at any one of five points. You can change the selected focus area using the 4-way selector on the rear of the camera.
|In this example we're already half-pressed the shutter release and are ready to shoot.||After shooting a preview is displayed briefly (this can be disabled) and while the image is being flushed to the CF card you can choose to delete the image, you can clear this display by half-pressing the shutter release.|
|New to the 880 is the ability to have a quick review of the last shot taken, just hit the QUICK button and you'll see a quarter sized thumbnail of the last shot displayed over the live preview image, press QUICK again and you'll get a full size playback. The camera is still in shooting priority mode so half-pressing the shutter release will return the camera to shooting mode.||If you have taken a sequence of shots or there is too much data in the memory buffer you'll see this warning message when you press QUICK. Wait a couple of seconds and try again.|
Focus confirmation can be set to Off, On (always) or MF (manual focus only). It works by applying a sharpening mask to the image displayed on the LCD. This enhances the image to make areas of the image "in focus" stand out more than the rest of the image, it deliberately over emphasizes the point of focus. A very useful feature...
|Focus Confirmation off||Focus Confirmation on|
Display of an image starts in the same way as the 990, that is a blown-up thumbnail is displayed immediately with the egg timer (you can interrupt and scroll between images, and it's very fast - as fast as you can press the button), around two seconds later the display quality improves as the camera has loaded the full resolution image from the CF card.
Once the full image has been loaded it's overlaid with the following data:
Date (in the chosen format)
|Pressing the information
button (focus) first displays two pages of exposure information:
Pressing info one more time to the left displays a histogram, small thumbnail and exposure information (same as 990).
The histogram is a graph of the distribution of tones across the full brightness range.
Overexposed parts of the image blink white and black (useful but I'd like to have seen this in the preview in record mode).
Rolling the command wheel to the left displays a brief exposure summary:
It also displays this image with focus confirmation sharpening.
These information pages are the same we first saw on the 990, however with the addition of the Quick View mode you can now get a histogram of the last shot by pressing the QUICK button twice, which is considerably better than the situation on the 990 where you have to turn to PLAY mode.
|Pressing the thumbnail (Flash) button displays nine thumbnails, pressed again it displays four thumbnails.|
|Pressing Tele zooms into the current image, you can zoom from 1.2x up to 4.0x in 0.2x steps, scroll the zoomed image using the Multi Selector.||Pressing the delete (Focus) button displays a confirmation page, use the Multi Selector to move down to Yes then push right to perform the delete.|
|Optionally you can choose delete -> selected from the play menu (detailed later) to mark images and delete all at the same time.|
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