Mustek 832z Review
Features & Controls
The 832Z features a 3x optical zoom lens with a 36mm-108mm (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 serve as the Magnify and Index controls in playback mode.
The arrow button is for Playback mode.
The 4-way controller is for navigating menus, changing settings and selecting playback images. Press "down" to set exposure compensation, press "up" for macro focus, press "right" for the self-timer and press "left" to change flash modes. The OK button accepts selections.
To the left is
the Menu button and to the right is the Monitor to turn the LCD on/off and set
the amount of info displayed - in playback it's the Delete button.
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, Scene, Shutter-speed priority, Aperture
priority, Manual, 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 832Z stores its data with an internal memory of approx. 16MB 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 1GB.
The 832Z 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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