Konica KD-500Z Review

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Konica Digital Revio KD500Z




Record Mode Screens & Menus


(Excuse the poor quality of these screens but the KD-500Z does not have a Video Out feature so these had to be photographed off of the color LCD.)


Konica Digital Revio KD500Z

A typical record mode screen display. Across the top is "SD" indicating that we are currently using a Secure Digital (or MMC) type memory card. This will change to "MS" to indicate Memory Stick or "IN" when no card is inserted and you use the 2MB of internal memory. The date and time are always a constant reminder to keep the clock set properly. The flash is in "auto" so its icon isn't displayed but there are icons for the other flash modes. Other possible icons are Red-eye reduction, night portrait, macro, infinity and selftimer. On the bottom is the battery condition, number of images remaining, quality FINe, and 2592x1944 image size. Almost invisible in the center is the focus target marks.



Konica Digital Revio KD500Z

(Note the following menu screens show the "Details" view, you can select the simpler "Basic" mode if you don't want to be shown ALL the possible options.)

Page 1 of record menu:

    RESET - Reset all settings to default
    QUALITY - Two options:
      Compress: Normal or Fine
      Size: 2592x1944, 2048x1536, 1600x1200 or 640x480

    MOVIE - Enable/disable movie recording mode
    EXPOSURE - Exposure compensation, +/-1.5EV in 0.3EV steps
    WHITE BALANCE - Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Tungsten


Konica Digital Revio KD500Z

Page 2 of record menu:

    MONITOR - Adjust the brightness of the color LCD
    DIGITAL ZOOM - Enable/disable the 2x digital zoom
    AE - Should be called "metering" - Center or Spot options
    SLOW SHUTTER - Enable shutter speeds down to 1 second (the normal lowest shutter speed is 1/8 second).
    VOICE - Record voice memos, max time is 15 secs.


Konica Digital Revio KD500Z

Page 3 of record menu:

    ADD REC - Add or delete a voice memo to a captured image, max 15 secs.
    SEPIA - Enable/disable sepia tone mode
    SETUP - Enter the SETUP menu, see below
    RETURN - Exit menu, return to record screen




Konica Digital Revio KD500Z

Typical movie recording screen. The maximum length of a movie clip is 30 seconds. There's enough free space on our SD card to hold 25 movie clips.



Konica Digital Revio KD500Z

You can also record voice memos for any purpose required. The maximum recording time is 15 seconds and these audio recordings are saved as Windows' WAV files.






Konica Digital Revio KD500Z

Page 1 of Setup menu:

    FORMAT - Format SD card, MS card or IN(ternal) MEMORY
    REC MENU - Set the menu display mode: Basic or Details
    QUICK VIEW - Enable/disable image review after capture
    INFO DISP - Enable/disable information overlays on LCD
    SOUND - Turn camera sounds (beeps) on or off


Konica Digital Revio KD500Z

Page 2 of Setup menu:

    DATE SET - Set the internal clock
    SELF TIMER - Self timer delay - 10 or 3 seconds
    AUTO POWER OFF - Set auto time off to 3 min., 10 min. or Off
    NUMBER RESET - Reset the file numbering sequence
    MEMORY PRIORITY - If you use both types of media you can select which one has priority - SD or MS


Konica Digital Revio KD500Z

Page 3 of Setup menu:

    LANGUAGE - Set the menu language
    ADD REC SET - Select whether the voice memo feature is always on for recording immediately after capture or "If Selected" lets you do it later if desired.
    DEFAULT - Change all Setup options back to default
    RETURN - Exit menu system and return to record screen




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