Minolta DiMAGE E323 Review

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Record Modes & Menu Options



Minolta DiMAGE E323

The DiMAGE E323 is an automatic "point-n-shoot" type camera, the exposure is handled by a Programmed AE system. Icons indicate flash mode, focus mode, drive mode, self-timer, white balance, exposure compensation and the approx. number of pictures remaining.



Minolta DiMAGE E323

Screen display after half-pressing shutter button. The white brackets in the center indicate where the autofocus zone is located.



Minolta DiMAGE E323

The exposure modes (Single, Continuous, Movie) are selected from the menu screen.



Minolta DiMAGE E323

Pressing the MENU button brings up this menu system.

    Scene Select - Allows you to choose from Auto, Sports, Portrait, Landscape, Night View, Cosmetic and Slim scene modes
    Resolution - 2048x1536, 2880x2160, 1600x1200 or 640x480
    Compression - Fine or Normal
    Self-timer - 2 or 10 seconds
    White Balance - Auto, Sunny, Cloudy, Fluorescent, or Incandescent
    Exposure - +/- 1.8EV




Minolta DiMAGE E323

The DiMAGE E323 has a very respectable macro (close-up) focusing capability, the focusing range is from 3.9 inches to infinity in all focal lengths.



Minolta DiMAGE E323

In Movie mode you can record full motion video in 320 x 240 or 160 x 120 resolution at 15fps without audio. The length of these movies are limited only by the amount of memory on the card being used.



Minolta DiMAGE E323

SETUP menu options

    LCD brightness - Adjust color LCD back light
    Format - Format SD Card
    Reset default - Resets camera functions to factory defaults
    Language - Set camera menu Language
    Audio signals - Camera sounds: On or Off, Sound FX: On or Off
    Shutter FX - Off, Shutter sound effect
    Volume - 1 (Low), 2, 3 (High)
    Power off - Auto power off: 1, 3, 5, 10 or 30 minutes
    Date/Time set - Set time and date in internal clock
    Date format - YYYY/MM/DD, MM/DD/YYYY, DD/MM/YYYY
    Video output - NTSC or PAL
    Transfer mode - Data storage or RemoteCamera




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