Pentax Optio 430 Review

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Pentax Optio 430


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Pentax Optio 430

Flipping the mode dial to the Play position brings up the last image captured in full screen mode with limited overlay information.



Pentax Optio 430

Pressing the DISPLAY button toggles the realtime histogram display which also shows the image size, quality level, white balance, metering mode and ISO speed.



Pentax Optio 430

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 430

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 430

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



Pentax Optio 430

A very limited play mode menu, one option is for initiating an automatic slideshow and the other is for setting an alarm to go off at a particular time, it can also display a stored camera image.

The buttons on the back of the camera are used to Delete image, Protect or Unprotect images and to set the DPOF printing information.



Pentax Optio 430

The Setup menu (same in 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.



Pentax Optio 430

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), Reset to factory defaults.



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