Which cameras keep their settings after power off?

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Paulo Jan, Jan 18, 2004.

  1. Paulo Jan

    Paulo Jan Guest

    Hi all:

    I'm deciding which new camera to buy, and after reading
    websites, seeing them in the store, etc., I've narrowed down my choice
    to either the Canon A80, the Canon S45, the Fuji FinePix F700 or the
    Sony DSC-V1. All of them offer among other things manual settings,
    which is important for me.
    Now, one of the things that annoyed me of my former camera (a
    Casio QV-2000) was the fact that it didn't keep some of my manual
    settings after powering it off and on. That is: I set it in MF mode,
    turn it off to save power, see something that interests me, turn it
    on... and it's in autofocus again!! (And of course, the AF takes
    longer to focus than I would have manually). The same thing happened
    with settings like Aperture Priority/Shutter Priority/Auto/Full
    Manual, though I'm not sure about this (the camera got stolen months
    ago, and I haven't had the chance to play with it since then). Do
    current cameras (like the ones mentioned above) still have this
    problem? (Also, how easy/hard is it to focus manually using only the
    viewfinder (not the LCD) in these cameras?)

    Paulo Jan, Jan 18, 2004
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  2. The A80 reverts to autofocus if you power it down, but there is a dedicated
    button to set it back into manual focus. (Semi-dedicated anyway--the first
    press puts it in close-up mode, the second press sets manual focus.)

    It remembers which basic mode you are using (auto, aperture or shutter
    priority, manual, or one of the other modes), because those modes are
    selected with a mechanical dial.

    It also remembers most of the settings you can customize within each mode,
    such as exposure compensation, ISO, white balance, and special effects.
    Those settings are shared among the various manual and semi-manual modes--if
    you customize, say, the P (auto) mode and then switch to M (manual) it will
    keep the settings.

    The A80 also has two Custom settings on its dial. You can set up any
    combination of basic mode and settings and store the works into either C1 or
    C2 for later use.

    You can't focus manually using the A80's viewfinder, only with the LCD.

    You didn't ask, but the A80's movable LCD is a wonderful feature. After just
    a few days of using it, I don't think I'd want to go back to a camera
    without it. It makes it so easy to get shots from unusual angles.

    Michael Geary, Jan 18, 2004
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  3. Paulo Jan

    Troy G Guest

    I can only speak for two camera's...

    My Sony DSC-P71 remebers all my settings after power-off then on again.
    Even things like Macro Mode etc.

    My step-dad's Sony DSC-V1 also seems to remember everything too.

    Troy G, Jan 18, 2004
  4. Paulo Jan

    Paulo Jan Guest

    The Olympus cameras that I'm familiar with let you make any group of
    Interesting, thanks. Any specific models?

    Paulo Jan, Jan 19, 2004
  5. Paulo Jan

    John B Guest

    My Olympus c4000 will do this

    John B, Jan 19, 2004
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