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Cameras with lockable settings

We have a need to be able to lock the digital camera's settings in order to prevent other people who use the same camera to change these settings. Namely, we would like to lock the autofocus mode, resolution, date showing and possibly some other such settings, so every picture will be taken in the same format. Can anyone suggest which cameras would support/offer such a feature. Thank you.

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Secure Settings

In reply to: Cameras with lockable settings

I have never heard of a camera that requires a security code to access features such as focus lock, date, etc. Of course there are many cameras that simply remember your desired settings until someone else changes them.

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Rodax, I agree, but...

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...although it sounds like it would not be that necessary to lock the settings, yet we have a work camera that is used by a number of users and they manage to change settings almost every time (i.e., very, very frequently), even though I do not see them as digital-camera-savvy. And our pictures have to have date on them, otherwise they are almost useless; the same would go for a lack of (auto)focus, which I believe would make the pictures bad just for that reason alone. I guess that these other users are not that familiar with the camera (intimidated?) and are just pressing the keys, and the camera gets into some other mode? On the other hand, I kind of remember that I saw in some cameras' specs that (some of) the settings may be password protected, which would then prevent our problems of everybody being able to change the settings.

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