Minolta DiMAGE Xi Review

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Playback Modes & Menu Options



Minolta DiMAGE Xi

Play mode screen. When you flip the Rec/Play switch to the Play position the last image captured is displayed full screen with overlay data for file folder and number, image resolution and quality, time and date.

Note the left index finger in the shot (top left) - VERY easy to do if you don't hold the camera properly - as the lens is on the top left corner of the camera.


Minolta DiMAGE Xi

Pressing the Monitor button toggles between the full screen display, full screen w/out overlay and the index mode shown above.



Minolta DiMAGE Xi

The playback image can be enlarged 1.5x to 4x by pressing the telephoto zoom button. Once an image is enlarged you can scroll around inside of it.



Minolta DiMAGE Xi



Minolta DiMAGE Xi

Movie clips can be viewed on either the camera's LCD or on a television if you have hooked up the audio/video cable. The Screen to the left is the display denoting a movie image and upon pressing the enter button the image plays back full screen with motion and audio on the LCD(right screen).



Minolta DiMAGE Xi

    The Play mode menu:

      Basic
        Delete - Erase current frame, all frames or marked frames

        AudioCaption - Add an audio caption to the current image

        Lock - Protect images from deletion

        Print - Embed DPOF (Digital Print Order) information

        E-Mail Copy - create a small copy image: current or marked frames


      Setup1
        LCD brightness - Adjust color LCD backlight

        Power off - Auto power off: 1, 3, 5, 10 or 30 minutes

        Audio signals - Camera sounds, On, SoundFX only, w/o SoundFX or Off

        Date/Time set - Set time and date in internal clock

        Date format - YYYY/MM/DD, MM/DD/YYYY, DD/MM/YYYY


      Setup2

        Format - Format the SD/MMC card

        Folder Name - Std Form, Date Form

        File # Memory - Continuous File Numbering at power-down: ON / OFF

        Video output - Video output format NTSC or PAL

        Language - Set the menu language (five choices)





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