Mustek 530z Review

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Mustek MDC-530Z

Record Mode Screens & Menus

The Auto mode is a fully automatic "point-n-shoot" mode that lets the camera choose all settings. Onscreen icons indicate "A"uto mode, "5M"egapixel image size, 3 stars is Fine quality, the flash is Auto, there are 179 pictures remaining on the "SD" card, the battery level is full and the "X1" indicates single frame capture mode. The zoom lens "gauge" is shown for a few seconds whenever the focal length is changed.

Mustek MDC-530Z

When you half-press the shutter release the auto focus is locked and if successful this is indicated by the focus area brackets turning green.

Mustek MDC-530Z

Program mode is also fully automatic, but allows you full access to all the menu options shown below.

Mustek MDC-530Z

Record Menu options:
    Image Size - 5M, 3M, 1.2M, 0.3M

    Quality - Fine, Normal, Economy

    Sharpness - High, Medium, Low

    Color - Full Color, B&W, Sepia

    Focus - Auto, Macro, Infinity

    Capture Mode - Single, Burst, AE Bracketing

    Metering - Average, Spot

    Exposure - Exp compensation +/-2.0 EV in 1/3 EV steps

    White Balance - Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent

    ISO - Auto, 50, 100, 200

Mustek MDC-530Z

Rotate the Mode Dial to access the various exposure modes from: Auto, Program, Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Night and Movie.

Mustek MDC-530Z

You change the flash mode by pressing the 4-way controller "left" and you enable the selftimer by pressing it "right."

Mustek MDC-530Z

The Macro (close-up) focus mode coverage is from 2.4" (6cm) Wide / 11.8" (30cm) Tele - infinity. The flash is disabled in Macro mode.

Mustek MDC-530Z

Movie mode is fixed at 320x240 with a frame rate of 20fps. The length of recording is limited only by the amount of space available on the SD card. Because sound is recorded, you may set the optical zoom before recording but not during.

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