Pentax Optio 33L Review

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Pentax Optio 33L


Playback Screens & Menus



Pentax Optio 33L

The Instant Review button brings up the last image captured in full screen mode with the exposure data information overlayed. Pressing the 4-way "Down" will rotate portrait mode images for proper display on the LCD or TV screen.



Pentax Optio 33L

Like the record mode, in playback you can enable the histogram.





Pentax Optio 33L

Pressing the Zoom-Wide 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 33L

While an image is displayed full screen you can magnify it by pressing the Zoom-Telephoto button. Once magnified you can scroll around inside of it using the 4-way selector. You can enlarge up to 12x in 0.1x steps.



Pentax Optio 33L

Movie clips playback fullscreen, the 4-way selector acts as the start, stop and pause control. You can pause a movie and play it forwards or backwards one frame at a time.



Pentax Optio 33L

A very limited play mode menu, one option for initiating an automatic slideshow.



Pentax Optio 33L

The DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) printing information is enabled by pressing the 4-way controller "Up."



Pentax Optio 33L

The Setup menu (same in record and play) lets you format the CF card, enable or disable the beep sounds when buttons are pushed, set the date style, change the date and or time, set the world time zone, change the menu language and change the display mode to: information (normal), no information, live histogram or add a grid.

Page two of the Setup menu lets you set screen effects, the video format (NTSC or PAL), background color, set the Sleep timeout value (90s, 1m, 2m), LCD brightness or Reset to factory defaults.



Pentax Optio 33L

The World Time function is great when traveling to other countries or time zones, you can choose to have their local time displayed while taking pictures or during playback (Display time in 62 cities & 28 time zones).





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