Pentax Optio M40 Review
By Movable Type Admin
Playback Modes & Menu Options
The Review button brings up the last image captured in full screen mode with some information
overlayed. Press "right" or "left" to scroll through the captured images. A musical note
indicates an audio memo has been added to an image, press "up" on the 4-way controller to
hear the recorded message (not shown).
Pressing the OK button in the center of the 4-way controller toggles the amount of exposure
information displayed with an image. Here you can see extended information for image
size/quality, white balance, ISO, shutter speed, aperture, and the histogram display.
In playback the Wide Zoom control button brings up the thumbnail index of all photos taken. You can now quickly
search through the stored images and select one for full screen playback. Press it again and the
calendar mode is displayed.
Once you have a photo selected for full screen playback you can magnify an image up to 8 times in various
steps by pressing the telephoto zoom control. Now you can check the photo for critical focus, etc. and see
if you need to re-shoot the subject or not. Using the 4-way selector allows you to move around inside the enlarged image.
Playback menu options:
Slide show - Set image play intervals (3,5,10,15,20,25 and 30 sec.)
Adding an audio memo up to 30 seconds and attaching it to an image couldn't be easier, super for real estate professionals.
In camera resizing is achieved through just a few menu options. This is easier than trying to learn a photo
editing software program and great for beginners.
Many times we look at photos we have taken and discover we did not do a good job at composing or maybe we took
a bad photo but would like to salvage a portion of the image. Now you can CROP the image in the camera! Again, no
need for a software program and a computer.
Movies are played back in fullscreen mode in the camera with sound provided though the built-in
speaker. Feel free to review your movie frame by frame, then pause, fast
forward, or rewind with the 4-Way Selector.
Here's the Frame Composite function, you can choose from 3 frames.
Format - Format the SD card
Sound - On/Off
Date Adjust - Set Date/Time
World Time - Set World Time
Language - Set user Language
Folder Name - Standard or Date
USB Connection - PictBridge, PC
Video Out - NTSC or PAL
Brightness Level - Adjust LCD back light
Power Saving - Off, 5sec, 15sec, 30sec, 1min, 2min
Auto Power Off - Off, 3min. or 5min.
Quick Zoom - On/Off
Green Button - Choose the operation of the Green mode button (Green mode, Resolution, Quality, White balance, ISO, etc.)
Guide Display - Enable the brief popup labels when switching modes
Reset - Restore settings to factory Default
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