Question about Kodak P850

Discussion in 'Kodak' started by Ian Woodrow, Mar 9, 2007.

  1. Ian Woodrow

    Ian Woodrow Guest

    Is there any P850 user out there who can answer this question ?

    When you take a pic, it auto previews it - staying on the screen for about 5
    seconds. During this time you
    can do things like delete, move to favourites, share ... stuff like that.
    The problem with this is that for 5 seconds
    after taking the shot you see the preview on the screen/viewfinder. I want
    to be able to take another shot
    within this time period ... especially when shooting a moving object.

    CAN I disable this autopreview ? This would also presumably improve battery

    I looked in the manual but didn't find anything. Am I missing something or
    is it just a bad feature ?

    Any hints accepted.


    Ian Woodrow, Mar 9, 2007
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  2. Ian Woodrow

    ASAAR Guest

    Other cameras can disable autopreview, but I don't know about the
    P850. Are you looking in the complete manual? Many cameras include
    a limited "Basic" printed manual, and include a complete "Advanced"
    manual on an accompanying CD. These can usually be downloaded as
    PDF files from the manufacturer's website if the CD is lost. If
    there is a menu option to disable autopreview, it might not be
    located in the main part of the menu, but in a different "Setup"
    section, where other less frequently used options are located, such
    as setting Time/Date, Formatting, disabling AF assist lamp, etc.
    ASAAR, Mar 9, 2007
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  3. Ian Woodrow

    ray Guest

    Sure. One of the first things I did. Page 47 in the user manual (english)
    'Setup Menu Options' 'Quickview' set on or off. For battery life, you
    might also want to adjust Image Stabilizer to 'single' rather than
    continuous and use the EVF rather than the LCD to frame pictures (it has
    twice the resolution anyway).

    I've found that there can be a lot gained by capturing 'raw' files rather
    than jpeg. And, I ordered a second battery from Kodak for $30.

    Cool camera. It seems to have most of the features you'll find in a DSLR -
    of course, the sensor is much smaller, so probably results are not quite
    as good, but look at the price difference.
    ray, Mar 9, 2007
  4. Ian Woodrow

    Ian Woodrow Guest

    This is a reply to my own request .... for the group.

    I found what I was looking for but NOT in the manual! The button you press
    to look at your pics is
    "review". So, to disable it showing you a review of your just-taken pic
    immediately you would think
    it would come under REVIEW in some way or another. Couldn't find anything.
    Even at the bit where
    it tells you that when you take a pic it displays it for 5 seconds, it made
    no mention to disabling the feature.

    ANYWAY, I was wandering through the menu on the camera on Saturday morning
    and came across this
    setting in the menu/camera settings .... QUICKVIEW. That was the one!

    Ian Woodrow, Mar 12, 2007
  5. Ian Woodrow

    Ron Baird Guest

    Greetings Woody,

    Glad you found the setting you needed.

    By the way, you can also use a burst mode to capture more than one shot
    after another. You noted that you wanted more than one image within a short
    time. If that is something you need consider setting the camera to burst.
    You can then select from a series later on. Actually there are two burst
    modes, i.e. First Burst where the camera takes a series of pictures while
    the Shutter button is pressed, great for subjects like capturing an expected
    event e.g., a golf swing, dive, etc.

    The other is Last Burst - In this option the camera takes a series of
    pictures while the Shutter button is pressed and stops when shutter button
    is released. This mode only saves the last 5 pictures, i.e. blowing out
    birthday candles or other events when you are not sure when they will start.
    No flash can be used in this one, however.

    Nice options as is the Flash synch feature, another that I have found most
    useful in capture similar events.

    Talk to you soon,

    Ron Baird
    Eastman Kodak Company
    Ron Baird, Mar 12, 2007
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