Olympus SP-560 UZ Review

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Playback Screens & Menus

When you rotate the mode dial to the Playback position, the last image captured is displayed full screen, with minimal information. You can see icons indicating xD memory is being used, image quality (SHQ), time&date of capture, and the image and folder numbers.

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Playback image with more info displayed: the file folder and file number, image quality (SHQ), image size (3264x2448), aperture (F3.5), shutter speed (1/60), exposure compensation (0.0), white balance (Auto), ISO speed (100), date and time of capture.

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Press the DISP button to cycle through the various information modes including the histogram mode shown here.

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Press the wide angle zoom button to enter the Index playback mode. Depending on the menu setting, the index is 4, 9, 16 or 25 images per page - or the calendar display. This shows your captured images and when they were taken.

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The playback image can be magnified in several steps from 1.0x to 10.0x in 1.0x increments, you can then scroll around the image using the 4-way selector. Press the telephoto zoom button to enlarge and the wide angle button to shrink.

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Pressing the menu button in play mode brings up this shortcut menu. Here you can start a slide show of your saved images, edit your pictures, choose the DPOF (Direct Print Order Format) settings, use Perfect Fix, enter the Playback Menu, etc.

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    PLAYBACK submenu:

      Protect - protects the selected images from deletion

      Rotate - Rotate an image 90° for proper orientation

      Voice Memo - Add a sound clip to a saved image

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    EDIT submenu:

      RAW DATA EDIT - Edit and Convert your RAW image files to JPEG format

      - Makes image smaller and save as a new picture

      Crop - Crop an image and save as a new file

      Color Edit - Adjust the colors of an image

      Frame - Add a decorative Frame around your image

      Label - Allows you to add a pre-defined greeting to an image (Happy Birthday, Good luck etc.)

      Calendar - Make an image of a calendar month containing the selected image

      Layout - Makes a layout of recorded pictures

      Expression Edit - Transform a face in an image and save it as a new picture

      Face Focus - Change the largest face in the frame and save it as a new picture

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    RAW DATA EDIT submenu: Edit the RAW image in-camera and save as a new JPEG file

      Image Quality - Choose from any of the standard JPEG image sizes & quality levels

      White Balance - Choose Auto, any of the standard presets or manual White Balance

      WB +/- - Fine tune the white balance setting

      Sharpness - Choose sharpness setting in the range of -5 to +5

      Contrast - Choose contrast setting in the range of -5 to +5

      Saturation - Choose saturation setting in the range of -5 to +5

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    Here you can see the Perfect Fix menu. It will allow you to correct the lighting or remove red-eye from your images and save them as a new file.

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    The Resize option lets you save an image to a lower resolution.

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    The crop function lets you crop the image in-camera using one of several pre-defined portrait or landscape templates. The templates can be moved around the image. Depressing the OK button initiates the cropping process, which takes several seconds, and the result is saved as a new image.

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    Movie clips can be played back on the camera's LCD or a television set via the supplied Audio/Video cable. When viewed in camera, sound is heard through the built-in speakers. Using the 4-way controller, you can fast-forward and rewind the video as well as adjust the volume.

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