NIO could not transfer images directly to my computer either through the cable link or the SDHC flash memory so I had to purchase a Dynex card reader to act as translator. NIO is a Kodak digital camera designed in Japan and made in Vietnam. It appears to be an updated version of the Sony Cybershot with better aperature control.
The Kodak Easyshare Z981 is a PASM Auto Exposure camera with program mode, aperature priority, shutter priority and a manual mode. The manual mode allows one to control the exposure by independently setting the f-stop, shutter speed and ISO speed. In the image above one can see the spot meter reading (bottom row center) which helps in the selection of the exposure settings. I had to consult the online Extended User Guide in order to find out how to change the settings. There is also an optical zoom for distance shots.