New users often ask about how to achieve the perfect settings for their camera. Short answer: there are no perfect settings. If they existed, Fuji could have saved us the trouble of navigating the menu options and simply implemented those ideal settings as the factory default.
Obviously, this short answer isn’t satisfactory to readers of this book, so here’s a longer one:
• Years of practical experience with digital Fujifilm cameras have lead me to suggest a set of recommended basic settings that are meant to provide good overall performance and as much flexibility as possible.
• Many settings (such as film simulation modes, color saturation, contrast, sharpness, noise reduction, etc.) belong in ...