KODAK EASYSHARE Z981 Digital Camera — Extended user guide
Table of Contents > Taking pictures/videos > Using the Drive button
2 Taking pictures/videos
Use the self-timer when you want to be included in a picture, or to ensure a steady Shutter button press. Place the camera on a tripod or flat surface.
In any picture-taking mode, press the Drive button until the desired self-timer icon is displayed on the LCD.
10 seconds - A picture is taken after a 10-second delay (so you have time to get into the scene).
2 seconds - A picture is taken after a 2-second delay (for a steady, shutter release on a tripod).
2 shot - The first picture is taken after a 10-second delay. A second picture is taken 8 seconds later.
Press the Shutter button halfway to focus and set exposure, then completely down to take the pictures.The camera takes the picture(s) after the delay.
Use the same procedure to take a 2- or 10-second self-timer video, but press the Shutter button completely down.
In most Still modes, press the Drive button until the desired burst icon is displayed on the LCD.
Mode Icon Description Example
Camera takes 0.9 picture per second, up to 3 pictures (at full resolution at Standard compression) while the Shutter button is pressed.
A child blowing out birthday candles.
High- speed Burst
Camera takes 8 pictures per second, up to 9 pictures, while the Shutter button is pressed. (Picture sizes are 3 MP.)
A person swinging a golf club.
Press the Shutter button halfway to focus and set exposure, then press and hold it completely down to take the pictures.The camera stops taking pictures when you release the Shutter button, when the pictures are taken, or when there is no more storage space.
NOTE: During quickview, you can delete all pictures in the burst series. To delete selectively, do so in Review (see Deleting pictures/videos). Burst is unavailable in Portrait, Night Portrait, Night Landscape, Backlight, Fireworks, and Panorama modes, and when taking pictures in the RAW format.