Minolta DiMAGE S404 Review

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Playback Modes & Menu Options

Minolta DiMAGE S404

Playback screen display with image size and quality, date and time and [image # / total # of images] shown.

Minolta DiMAGE S404

Pressing the 4-way selector "Up" will display the extended image information that includes histogram, shutter speed, aperture, white balance, ISO speed and exposure compensation.

Minolta DiMAGE S404

Pressing the flash mode button while in play mode enables the zoomed playback feature. You can select 2x, 2.5x or 3.2x magnification. You can scroll around inside of the enlarged image using the 4-way selector.

Minolta DiMAGE S404

The thumbnail index mode can show either four or nine (below) images per screen. This allows you to quickly review captured images for viewing or deletion.

Minolta DiMAGE S404

9 images per screen thumbnail mode.

Minolta DiMAGE S404

The Play mode menu:


    Delete - Delete current frame, marked frames or all frames

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

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


    Slideshow - Start automatic playback

    Play - Select frames for slideshow

    Duration - Select the duration each image is displayed

    Repeat - Repeat when last image is displayed


    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 S404

SETUP menu options:

      LCDbrightness - Adjust the LCD brightness

      Format - Format the CF card

      Power save - 1, 3, 5 or 10 minutes

      Beep - Enable the beep tone for buttons

      Language - Chose the menu language

    Custom 1

      File#memory - Sequentially number images

      Select folder - Select the active image folder

    Custom 2

      Reset default - Return all settings to factory default

      Date/Time set - Set the time and date


      Video output - NTSC or PAL format

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