John USVI. On the Surface The K-x has a nicely contoured, textured grip, although the back, particularly under the thumb rest, is on the smooth side. Not having used the camera in a humid clime, hard to say if that would affect anything, but I. But to be practical, I say just skip these picture modes altogether. Theres still a lot of camera to explore, and youre still getting a good bang for your buck. The scene (SCN) modes, on the other hand, do appear to take more control over. What I found a bit disconcerting was combining the flash and delete buttons in one. But this too, is something you get used to before long. Well, there is one other function located separately. The FastPictureViewer Codec Pack provides what Microsoft calls "platform support" for many additional image formats, beyond what's supported by the Windows Operating System out-of-the-box, including most popular "camera raw" image formats, covering the latest digital cameras on the market. As soon as you turn the camera on, you see the operating/shooting mode boldly emblazoned on the LCD, which is also true when switching from one to the next. Need the date and time? Canon Powershot SX30 IS. The Canon SX30 IS is more than just a minor upgrade to their previous model, the SX20 IS. At 35x It currently has the most powerful optical. It doesnt set a faster shutter speed for action or a shallower depth of field for a portrait; in fact, these settings are identical, when you point the camera at the same subject. Broadest compatibility The FastPictureViewer Codec Pack is second to none regarding Windows compatibility, from XP SP3 to Vista to Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and Windows 10, including 64 bit editions, as well as for timely camera model support (more than 580 digital camera models including.