Minolta DiMAGE G500 Review
By Movable Type Admin
Playback Screens & Menus
(Excuse the poor quality of these screens but the DiMAGE G500 does not have a
Video Out feature so these had to be photographed off of the color LCD.)
A typical playback screen display. Across the top is the folder and file numbers.
The "SD" indicates that we are 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. Time and date of capture. On the bottom is the battery
condition, image # / total # of images, quality FINe, and 2592x1944 image size.
Pressing the 4-way selector up or down will display the extended image info - FILE
SIZE 1862 KB, SHUTTer SPEED 1/556, F NUMBER (aperture) F5.5, FLASH AUTO OFF.
While viewing an image fullscreen you can press the TELE zoom button and begin
enlarging the image in steps all the way up 12x. This is good for checking for
critical, focus, color or composition. Use the 4-way selector to move around inside
of the image and the WIDE zoom button to step back out to the fullscreen image again.
Selecting INDEX from the play menu displays nine thumbnail images. From here you
can search through the stored images and select one for fullscreen playback or
The short movie clips can be played back on the camera's LCD in fullscreen mode with the
audio portion heard through the builtin speaker.
Page 1 of play menu:
COPY - Copy image data between SD, MS or INternal memory
DELETE - Select the media desired and then erase any or all images
MONITOR ADJ. - Set LCD brightness
DPOF - Set DPOF (Digital Print Order Form) printing data
Page 2 of play menu:
PROTECT - Protect images from deletion
MOVE - Move pictures or movies to a different media
SLIDE SHOW - Begin slideshow playback on LCD
ADD REC - Add voice memo to a picture
Page 3 of play menu:
RETURN - Exit menu, return to record screen
You can attach up to 15 seconds of voice memo recording to any still image in memory.
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