Minolta DiMAGE X20 Review

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Playback Modes & Menu Options



Minolta DiMAGE X20

Play mode screen. When you press the Play/Review button the last image captured is displayed full screen with overlay data for file folder and number, image resolution and quality, time and date.



Minolta DiMAGE X20

If the image has a sound memo attached to it then the screen will look like this. Pressing the center of the 4-way controller will playback the audio memo.



Minolta DiMAGE X20

Pressing the 4-way controller Down will display the thumbnail index mode shown above. You can quickly search through your images and select one for full-screen display by pressing the 4-way controller Up.



Minolta DiMAGE X20

A full-screen image can be enlarged 1.2x to 6x in 0.2x steps by pressing the 4-way controller Up. Once an image is enlarged you can scroll around inside of it using the 4-way directional buttons.



Minolta DiMAGE X20

Movie clips can be viewed on either the camera's LCD or on a television if you have hooked up the audio/video cable.



Minolta DiMAGE X20

Upon pressing the enter button the image plays back full screen with motion and audio on the camera's LCD and speaker.



Minolta DiMAGE X20

As with the record mode, the playback mode has a simple icon-based menu to access the most used features (Lock, Delete, Email, Image pasting, Audio caption, Rotate or Slide show) or press the MENU icon to get to the other options (below.)



Minolta DiMAGE X20

    The Play mode menu:

      Delete - Erase current frame, all frames or marked frames
      Lock - Protect images from deletion
      Copy->Favorite - Copy image to favorite's folder
      Rotate - Rotate portrait mode images 90°
      Image pasting - Access the Image pasting setup functions
      Slide show - Starts slide show
      Playback - All frames or Selected frames
      Duration - 1 to 60 sec.
      Repeat - Repeat or No
      DPOF set - This frame, All frames, Marked frames or Cancel
      Index print - On/Off
      E-Mail Copy - Create a small copy image: current or marked frames
      Image size - 640x480 or 160x120 (reduces image size)




Minolta DiMAGE X20

Image pasting allows you to select a template (rectangular, circular, heart, speech bubble, mouse ears) and then overlay this on top of an already captured image and insert a new image into the first picture. The position and size of the template can be selected before you paste the second image. The new montage is now combined in the camera and saved as a new image.



Minolta DiMAGE X20

You can record up to 15 seconds of audio caption that can be attached to any of your still images.





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