Pentax Optio 555 Review

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Pentax Optio 555


Playback Screens & Menus



Pentax Optio 555

Pressing the Play button brings up the last image captured in full screen mode with the minimal data overlayed. Pressing the 4-way "Right" or "Left" lets you move through the stored images. Pressing the OK button allows you to record an audio memo up to 30 seconds in length that is attached to the current image.



Pentax Optio 555

Pressing the DISPLAY button enable the histogram and the extended exposure information. Information includes image size, image quality, white balance, metering mode and ISO speed. The musical note icon indicates that a sound memo has been recorded and attached to the image, press the 4-way "Up" to play it back.



Pentax Optio 555

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 555

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 8x in 0.1x steps.



Pentax Optio 555

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 555

The play mode menu allows you to resize the image, trim (crop) the image, apply digital filters for color and focus effects, initiate an automatic slideshow or access the PictBridge printing options.



Pentax Optio 555

The Trimming function lets you crop an image and save it as a new image.



Pentax Optio 555

The DPOF function lets you embed printing information on the card which can be later used in photo printers with card slots or at a photo kiosk at your camera store or mall.



Pentax Optio 555

The Setup menu (same in record and play) lets you Format the memory 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 or change the menu language.

Page two of the Setup menu lets you set the startup screen graphic, the video format (NTSC or PAL), set the Sleep timeout value (90s, 1m, 2m), the Auto Off time, enable Quick Delete and Quick Zoom (image is magnified 8x with a single push of the telephoto button in play mode).

Page three has options to setup the Functions on the 4-way controller buttons (Image size, image quality, white balance, focusing area, AE metering, ISO speed, digital zoom, instant review, sharpness, saturation or contrast), enable the focus limiter or Reset to factory defaults.



Pentax Optio 555

The World Time function lets you select the timezone of 62 different cities around the world.





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