– QUALITY: Fine, Normal (Default) Economy.
Taking three comparison test shots each image is the same resolution, the same bit depth, ISO, exposure time and bias and F-stop the normal quality image however is 900KB larger than economy and the fine quality image is approximately 900KB larger than the normal quality image. As for the actual image quality, well the difference between economy and fine is clearly evident, although the difference between fine and normal is a little more subtle. (This setting only effects still images not video).
– SHARPNESS: Strong, Normal (Default), Soft.
Like the quality setting this is not a feature found on many action cameras that I have reviewed in the past and this is usually best left at normal, although if photographing something with clean straight lines such as a building stronger sharpness may be of benefit and if photographing a group of people soft may be the preferable choice.
– ANTI-SHAKING: Off or On (Default).
At all times unless the camera is being used placed on a stable flat surface or on a tripod, this should be left on otherwise the image produced no matter how steady your hands are will be blurred. Sadly, this only seems to affect still images taken with the camera and not video.
– EXPOSURE: +2.0, +5/3, +4/3, +1.0, +2/3, +1/3, +0.0 (Default), -1/3, -2/3, -1.0, -4/3, -5.3 and -2.0
This is exposure compensation, if the images you are taking are too dark gradually increase the exposure till you find the perfect balance and if they are overexposed (too bright) then gradually reduce it.
– WHITE BALANCE: Auto (Default), Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten and Fluorescent.
To be fair, in natural light auto white balance does a decent job, although from my time-lapse video test filming early morning fog it would have likely benefited from using the cloudy setting. For most, auto will suffice, but using the correct setting for your circumstances will produce a better image. As for those using the camera on a bike or car at night, try using the daylight setting which should produce easier to read number plates.
– COLOUR: Colour (Default), Black and White or Sepia.
These settings affect both still images and video.