Minolta DiMAGE A1 Review

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Playback Modes & Menu Options



Minolta DiMAGE A1

A typical Play mode screen. 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 A1

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 A1

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 A1

The full screen playback image can be enlarged up to 8x 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 A1

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 A1

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





Minolta DiMAGE A1

The Play mode menu:

Page 1

    Delete - Delete current frame, marked frames or all frames
    Format - Format the CF card
    View folder - Select the image folder
    Copy - Copy image files
    Lock - Lock (protect) current frame, marked frames, all frames
    Index format - Display 4 or 9 thumbnail images in index mode

Page 2

    Slideshow - Start automatic playback
    Playback - Select frames for slideshow
    Duration - Select the duration each image is displayed
    Repeat - Repeat when last image is displayed

Page 3

    DPOF set - Set printing information
    Index Print - Print index sheet
    Cancel print - Remove DPOF information





Minolta DiMAGE A1

SETUP menu options:

    Page 1

      LCDbrightness - Adjust the LCD brightness
      Shortcut help - Assign the shortcut help button
      Transfer mode - USB mode: Data storage or computer control
      EVF autoSwtch - Auto EVF / LCD or EVF auto-on
      Video output - NTSC or PAL format
      Language - Chose the menu language

    Page 2

      Custom set - Image size, quality, flash mode, flash control, sharpness, color mode
      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
      Date/Time set - Set the time and date

    Page 3

      Reset default - Return all settings to factory default
      Audio signals - Choose a sound effect for camera beeps
      Focus signal - Choose a sound effect for focus confirm beep
      Shutter FX - Choose a sound effect for the shutter
      Volume - Adjust the volume of sound effects
      Power save - 1, 3, 5 or 10 minutes to auto power off

    Page 4

      Anti-shake - Display + Exposure or just Exposure
      Full-time AF - Enable/disable continuous auto focus
      Grip sensor - Enable/disable grip sensor
      Ctrl dial set - Assign functions of control dials
      Manual exposure - Shutter speed/aperture control in Manual
      Delete conf - Confirm delete requests, Yes or No





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