Epson L-500V Review
Record Mode Screens & Menus
The screen display in the Auto record mode. There is very little
information, just the current flash mode, AF frames, and the amount of
available space (487 shots) on our SD card. In this mode the camera is
totally automatic, you can't even use the Menu button to make changes to
settings like image size/quality, etc. You can however change flash modes,
use Macro focus mode and activate the self-timer using the 4-way
In Manual record mode the icons looks similar to Auto mode, but you now
have icons that show image size/quality (*** F) and sensitivity (ISO 100.) When using
this mode gives you access to exposure compensation, changing the white
balance, setting the ISO speed, Etc.
Manual mode Menu options:
Resolution - *** 2560x1920, ** 1600x1200, * 640x480
Quality - Fine, Normal, Economy
Exp Comp - ±2EV 0.5 EV steps
ISO Speed - Auto, 100, 200, 400
White Bal - Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Mercury
Info Disp - Basic Info, Off
Here's the screen when you rotate the Mode dial to the Continuous capture
mode position. It allows you to capture up to 3 FPS (when using an optional
high-speed SD memory card.)
You can record movie clips with audio at resolutions of 640x480, 320x240 or
160x120. You can also choose a quality setting of Fine or Normal. The
maximum length of each clip is limited only by the amount of available space
on your SD card. Movie clips are recorded in Motion JPEG format and saved
as .AVI files. Both the video and audio portion of movies can be replayed
on the camera thanks to its large 2.5-inch LCD and built-in speaker.
Pressing the Menu button in Movie mode gives you access to these options. Here you choose the Resolution and Quality of your movies. When using its 640x480 Fine mode, it consumes about 1MB per second.
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