Minolta DiMAGE 7Hi Review

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Playback Modes & Menu Options

A typical Play mode screen. When you turn the Command Dial 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 7Hi

Pressing the "i+" button in the center of the display switch toggles between the full screen display, full screen w/out overlay and the index mode shown above. From the menu you can select to display 4 or 9 thumbnail images per screen.

Minolta DiMAGE 7Hi

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, white balance setting, ISO speed and exposure compensation.

Minolta DiMAGE 7Hi

The full screen playback image can be enlarged up to 4x in 15 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 7Hi

Movie clips can be viewed on the EVF, LCD or a television if you have hooked up the audio-video cable. The audio portion can be heard on the internal speaker when played back in-camera.

Minolta DiMAGE 7Hi

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

Minolta DiMAGE 7Hi

The Play mode menu:


    Delete - Delete current frame, marked frames or all frames

    Format - Format the CF card

    Lock - Lock (protect) current frame, marked frames, all frames

    Index format - Display 4 or 9 thumbnail images in index mode

Advanced 1

    Slideshow - Start automatic playback

    Play - Select frames for slideshow

    Duration - Select the duration each image is displayed

    Repeat - Repeat when last image is displayed

Advanced 2

    Print - Set DPOF printing information

    Index Print - Print index sheet

    Cancel print - Remove DPOF information

    Copy - Copy images between CF cards using camera memory

Minolta DiMAGE 7Hi

SETUP menu options:

      LCDbrightness - Adjust the LCD brightness

      EVFbrightness - Adjust the EVF brightness

      Audio signals - Choose a sound for camera beeps

      Shutter FX - Choose a sound effect for the shutter

      Volume - Adjust the volume of sound effects

      Language - Chose the menu language

    Advanced 1

      File#memory - Sequentially number images

      Folder name - Choose the method for creating folder names

      Select folder - Select the active image folder

      New folder - Create a new image folder

      Display mode - Choose what is displayed on the viewfinder; Std display, focus frame, histogram, grid, scale or image only.

      Direct MF - Enable or disable direct manual focus

    Advanced 2

      Reset default - Return all settings to factory default

      EVF autoSwtch - Auto EVF / LCD or EVF auto-on

      Date/Time set - Set the time and date


      Video output - NTSC or PAL format

      Power save - 1, 3, 5 or 10 minutes to auto power off


      Memory recall - Assign it to Function Dial or DSP button

      Ctrl dial (M) - Control Dial sets Shutter speed or aperture when in Manual mode

      Manual shift - Program AE shift, Enable or disable

      Bracketing - DEC control or Exposure

      Color profile - Embed ICC profile in output file or disable

      Delete conf - Confirm delete requests, Yes or No

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