Mustek 530z Review
Features & Controls
The 530Z features a 3x optical zoom lens with a 32mm-96mm (35mm equivalent) focal length and a maximum aperture of f2.8-f/4.8. When powered down the lens retract inside of the body and is protected by an automatic lens barrier.
The contrast detection autofocus system has a
range of 19.7" (50cm) - infinity in normal mode. The Macro mode coverage is from
2.4" (6cm) Wide / 11.8" (30cm) Tele - infinity.
The built-in speedlight has modes for: Auto, Red-eye Reduction and Fill-in. The
working range in wide angle is 1.6 - 8.9 ft. (0.5 - 2.7m) at ISO Auto.
The flash is disabled for macro focus exposures.
Controls on the back: Zoom lens controls, Magnify and Index in playback mode.
The arrow button is for Playback mode.
The Menu button
The Delete button
The 4-way controller is for navigating menus, changing
settings and selecting playback images. Press "right" for the self-timer and press
"left" to change flash
modes. The OK button accepts selections and in record it's the Monitor button -
turns the LCD on/off and sets
the amount of info displayed.
On top is the shutter release and the Mode Dial with the Power button in the center.
The Mode Dial has positions for: Auto, Program, Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Night,
Setup and Movie.
On the side are the I/O ports: Combo AV Out (NTSC or PAL selectable video and monoraul
USB 2.0 (full speed, not high speed) data port.
DC INput for optional AC adapter.
The 530Z stores its data with an internal memory of approx. 12MB and on optional SD
cards. Pictures and movies stored in internal memory can be copied to the SD card.
Compatible with SD cards up to 512MB.
The 530Z is powered by two standard AA type batteries (alkaline or NiMH type). We recommend NiMH AA rechargeables for both financial and ecological reasons. Check out our Rechargeable Battery Page for info and prices on high-capacity NiMH AA cells.
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