Wednesday, March 15, 2006
After learning to use Green Mode and Program Mode, you have to experiment with USER mode and gain
experience. In this mode, settings for the functions detailed here are set to default. [The name of the mode refers to the one adopted in a particular standard camera taken as an example; It may be called by a different name in an equally standard camera of your choice. You may have to identify.]
1. Flash Mode- Auto
2. Drive mode- Single Image
3. Focus Mode- Auto
4. Manual Focus Position- Infinity
5. Changing the focus area- Center
6. Focusing Area- Multiple (Normal Range)
7. Zoom Position- Wide Angle
8. Display Mode- Normal
9, Recorded Pixels- 5 Mega pixels (Maximum for the reference camera)
10. Quality Level- Better
11. White Balance- AWB (Auto)
12. AE (Metering)- Multi segment
13. Sensitivity- Auto
14. Sharpness- Normal
15. Saturation- Normal
16. Contrast- Normal
17. EV Compensation- ± 0.0
18, Aux. AF Light- ON
19. Color Mode- Full Color
You can register your own settings for the different functions in the USER mode for being kept in memory and start shooting.
The settings will be retained till you reset them to default.
It is time now that the nature of the above functions and the different settings open to you in each function for choice are learnt.
Flash modes and Focus modes have been discussed already.
Drive mode stands for to choose between single image shooting and continuous shooting operation.
In zoom, the tele mode enables you to shoot a bigger image of the subject whereas in wide angle mode the area covered becomes larger and the subject image becomes smaller.
In the manual mode focus position, the control button is operated to set the focus position for distant focus or closer focus, while watching the indicator in LCD screen.
In the normal display mode, icons indicating the program mode, flash mode, drive mode, focus mode, focus frame, memory card/built in memory, battery indicator, remaining number of recordable images, date and time, aperture and shutter speed get displayed in the LCD monitor.
When the histogram display is set the graph that reveals the brightness distribution of the image is also displayed. The horizontal axis of this graph shows the brightness and the vertical axis shows the number of pixels.
A grid consisting of three blocks horizontally and three vertical blocks is formed in the monitor when guide display is selected. The grid sections enable you to improve composition.