Optio 230

Optio 230

Pentax Optio 230 Review

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Pentax Optio 230


Playback Screens & Menus



Pentax Optio 230

Turning the mode dial to the Play position brings up the last image captured in full screen mode with the exposure data information overlayed. Pressing the Display button will remove the overlay data when you want to watch a slideshow on your TV screen.



Pentax Optio 230

Pressing the OK button brings up the thumbnail index mode, here you can quickly search through the stored images and select one for full screen playback.



Pentax Optio 230

While an image is displayed full screen you can magnify it by pressing the telephoto side of the zoom lens control. Once magnified you can scroll around inside of it using the 4-way selector.



Pentax Optio 230

Movie clips playback fullscreen, the 4-way selector acts as the start, stop and pause control.


Pentax Optio 230

You can pause a movie and play it forwards or backwards one frame at a time.



Pentax Optio 230

A very limited play mode menu, one option is for initiating an automatic slideshow and the other is for setting the DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) printing information.



Pentax Optio 230

The Setup menu (same in Auto or Full record and play) lets you Format the CF card, set the date style, change the date and or time, set the camera to world time (GMT) and enable or disable the beep sounds when buttons are pushed.

Page two of the Setup menu lets you set the menu language, the video format (NTSC or PAL), set the Sleep timeout value (90s, 1m, 2m), Auto power off (3m, 5m or Off), color LCD brightness or Reset to factory defaults.







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