Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z2 Review

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Playback Modes & Menu Options




When you flip the Mode Switch to the Play position the last image captured is displayed full screen with overlay data for file folder and number, image resolution and quality, time and date. This same display is also shown when using the QuickView function from Record mode.


Minolta DiMAGE Z2

Pressing the "i+" button to the left of the power switch toggles between the full screen display, full screen w/out overlay and the index mode shown above.



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When an image is displayed full screen in Play or QuickView mode you can press the Up switch to display the histogram along with the shutter speed, aperture, exposure compensation, white balance setting, and ISO speed.



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The full screen playback image can be enlarged up to 6x in many incremental steps by pressing the magnification button and then using the up or down portion of the 4-way controller. To scroll around, press the center button and then use the 4-way selector, press the center button again to return to zoom mode.



Minolta DiMAGE Z2

Movie clips can be viewed on the EVF, LCD or a television via the supplied Audio/Video cable. The audio portion can be heard on the internal speaker when played back in-camera.


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Movies play back in full-screen mode on the camera's LCD or TV set.



Minolta DiMAGE Z2

You can edit the length of a movie in camera with the Edit Movie function. You can also keep the original file.



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The Play mode menu:

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    Delete - Delete current frame, marked frames or all frames
    Format - Format the SD card
    Lock - Lock (protect) current frame, marked frames, all frames
    Edit Movie - Edit the length of a movie
    Copy - Copy images between cards

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    Slide show - Start automatic playback
    Playback - Select frames for slide show
    Duration - Select the duration each image is displayed
    Repeat - Repeat when last image is displayed

Page 3

    DPOF set - Select images for printing
    Date Print - Print the date with DPOF images
    Index Print - Create an index print with the DPOF order
    E-mail copy - Create smaller size image for e-mail
    Image size - Select the size for an e-mail copy: 640x480 or 160x120




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SETUP menu options:

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      LCDbrightness - Adjust the LCD brightness
      Power save - 1, 3, 5 or 10 minutes to auto power off
      Instant playback - 10s, 2s, none
      Lens accessory - On or Off
      Language - Chose the menu language

    Page 2

      File #memory - Sequentially number images
      Folder name - Choose the method for creating folder names
      Noise Reduction - On or off
      Date/Time set - Set the camera's clock and calendar
      Date imprint - Activates Date imprinting

    Page 3

      Reset default - Return all settings to factory default
      Audio signals - Change or turn off audio sound effects
      Focus signals - Change or turn off focus sound effects
      Shutter FX - Change or turn off Shutter sound effects
      Volume - Adjust volume of camera signals

    Page 4


      Video output - NTSC or PAL format
      Transfer mode - Specify camera use with a computer or printer




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