Minolta DiMAGE G500 Review

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Minolta DiMAGE G500





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.)


Minolta DiMAGE G500

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.



Minolta DiMAGE G500

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.



Minolta DiMAGE G500



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.



Minolta DiMAGE G500



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 deletion.



Minolta DiMAGE G500

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.



Minolta DiMAGE G500



Page 1 of play menu:

    INDEX - Display 9 thumbnails to quickly access one fullscreen or to delete unwanted images
    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


Minolta DiMAGE G500



Page 2 of play menu:

    RESIZE - Downsize image(s) to VGA 640x480 or QVGA 320x240
    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


Minolta DiMAGE G500



Page 3 of play menu:

    SETUP - Enter the SETUP menu (same as on the previous page)
    RETURN - Exit menu, return to record screen




Minolta DiMAGE G500



You can attach up to 15 seconds of voice memo recording to any still image in memory.











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