Pentax Optio E40 Review
By Movable Type Admin
Record Modes & Menu Options
Here you can the camera in "Green" mode. It selects all of the
exposure settings, you just simply point-n-shoot, perfect for beginners.
Auto Picture mode is very close to "Green" mode, it is automatic but it does allow you to choose Image size and quality, ISO, EV Compensation, and movie controls.
Program AE mode is geared more toward the novice user, and offers a wealth of camera settings, like ISO,
White Balance, Sharpness, Saturation, Contrast, Exposure Compensation, etc.
When the shutter is half-pressed and the autofocus locks, the active AF point bracket will
shrink and turn green.
Pressing the OK button toggles the amount of overlay information displayed on the LCD. Here you can see
extended exposure information.
Press the 4-way controller "MODE" button to change the exposure mode. Choices are: Auto Picture, Program,
Night Scene, Movie, Voice Recording, Landscape, Flower, Portrait, Surf & Snow, Sport,
Digital SR, Kids, Pet, Digital Panorama, and Frame Composite.
Record Menu options:
Recorded Pixels - 8M, 5M, 4M, 3M, 2M, 1024, 640
The Optio E40 lets you get up close and personal with its Macro mode.
Macro covers macro: 0.49-1.64 ft. at wide angle, manual: 0.49 ft. to infinity at wide angle.
To focus manually -- Press the Focus mode button and select "MF". Then press the OK button and adjust the
focus distance by using the Up and Down positions of the 4-way controller. While you are actively changing
the focus, the center portion of the LCD display is magnified and a distance scale is shown on the left.
You can record 640x480 or 320x320 motion video at 15 or 30 fps with audio. Movie clips are stored as
.AVI (Motion JPEG) format video files. While the optical zoom may Not be used during recording, you can
preset the desired focal length. The E40 also features Shake Reduction in movie mode, which helps steady the camera as you record movies. The length of these movies is limited only by available memory.
Movie options found under the Rec. Menu:
Record Pixels - 640x480 or 320x320
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