We missed the convenience of pre-programmed manual white balance settings to quickly adjust to different lighting conditions, but the manual white-point setting option produced excellent results: The flash provides four operating modes, including “red-eye” reduction, force fill, auto, and of course “off” for those situations in which you want the camera to just do its best with the light available. Pre-flash helps to minimize the “red-eye” flash effect Off: While we didn’t test this directly, we heard from at least one reader who discovered that the exposure modes will sometimes “cheat” a bit, using a larger aperture than that selected, or a longer shutter speed, if the camera thinks it needs more light than the settings you chose would allow. Allows you to set the focal distance manually for better control, or to select auto focus for either normal or macro photography. Although none of our standard tests are set up to evaluate exposure options, we feel that the availability of both aperture- and shutter-priority metering is a big plus, deserving of separate mention here.

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Regardless of how good an autoexposure system is, we frequently find ourselves wanting to tweak the exposure settings of digital cameras. A single-handed right-handed grip is possible, but only if you have rather large hands.

The ‘s manual provides timing measurements for not only average image processing and display times in both record and playback modes, but camera-startup and shutter afa times as well!

Agfa ePhoto Digital Camera – Free download and software reviews – CNET

At this size, it’s probably not a “shirt pocket” camera, but is certainly a coat-pocket one. We examine the captured images camfra be sure we’ve gotten the framing right, but don’t run them through the cameras’ software unless necessary to exercise a particular feature, and then never until after the shooting session is over.


Your message has been reported and will be reviewed by our staff. No flash used Digital zoom Digital zoom off: For a full commentary on each of the test images, see the agfw ‘s “pictures” page. Performance in the outdoor far-field shot was very good as well.

Agfa ePhoto 1680 – Digital Camera

We’ve vacillated a bit as to how useful digital czmera is, as compared to true optical zoom lenses. Simply plug one end of the video cable into the “video out” port in the rear of the main camera body under the port coverand the other end into the video input jack on your television. Still, it would be nice to know whether the shot was properly focused, without relying on the playback mode for confirmation.

Transfer images from your EOS camera to your computer. Interestingly, the digitizes the image internally at 30 bits 10 bits per color channelthen picks the best 24 bits 8 bits per channel to store the image. As noted above, you can also choose to apply the PhotoGenie processing to the images as they are downloaded, or leave them untouched. When automatically selected, the chosen aperture value is not reported back to the user.

The lens system appears to operate at one of three fixed apertures, f2. Two-position Shutter Button Push halfway to lock the focus and determine exposure Push all the way to capture the image 3-Position Function Wheel Select between three operating modes with a quick turn of this rotary dial.

On the other hand, we’d like some positive indication of the camera’s success or lack thereof in achieving focus. Automatically remove JPEG artifacts from images as they download, through special preference settings. Use a tripod when it’s that dark! Note that your submission may not appear immediately on our site. We particularly like the ‘s feature that allows you to interrupt image playback: See the separate section below, for more information on the PhotoGenie technology.


One of the slickest ways of changing menu languages we’ve seen. In macro mode, the range is from 4 to 39 inches 10cm to 1m at the wide-angle end, and from 20 to 39 inches 50 cm to 1m at the telephoto end.

Normally, the “advanced” settings are reset when the camera is powered off. We have a long-standing bias against interpolation as a means to increase apparent camera resolution, but we found ourselves agreeing that the x images produced in the highest-resolution mode of the digtal conjunction with the PhotoWise software did indeed look sharper when output on our inkjet printer. Overall dimensions are 2 x 6.

On both platforms, QuickLink always applies the PhotoGenie technology, regardless of the original capture mode. For speed comparison purposes, we timed the transfer of a K sample image dihital about 40 seconds, with no post-processing to remove JPEG artifacts.

The lens focal length ranges between 35mm-equivalents of 38mm and mm, a moderate wide-angle to a moderate telephoto. Agfa’s minimum-distance rating for the flash seemed about right, but we obtained excellent results all the way in to the 10 cm minimum focusing distance when we taped a small slice of neutral-density gel over the flash head. Lightens preview display of darker scenes to make viewing frame epuoto easier For easier viewing only, captured image will look different.

On theyou have to journey to the far end of the menu structure and back again to set or remove an exposure compensation setting.