Pentax Optio M40 Review

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Pentax Optio M40



Playback Modes & Menu Options



Pentax Optio M40

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).



Pentax Optio M40

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.



Pentax Optio M40

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.



Pentax Optio M40

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.



Pentax Optio M40

Playback menu options:

    Slide show - Set image play intervals (3,5,10,15,20,25 and 30 sec.)
    Resize - Create an image with Lower Resolution and or Quality Level
    Cropping (Trimming) - Crop image to different size
    Copy Image & Sound - From internal memory to SD or MMC card
    Image rotation - rotates image for proper orientation
    Digital Filter - Digitally alter you images
    Brightness Filter - Adjust the image brightness
    Frame Composite - Add decorative frames around your images
    Red-eye Compensation - Remove red-eye from your portraits
    Voice Memo - Add a voice memo to an image
    Protect - Protect image from deletion; On or Off
    DPOF - Set DPOF printing information
    Start-up Screen - Manage the start-up image and sound





Pentax Optio A30

Adding an audio memo up to 30 seconds and attaching it to an image couldn't be easier, super for real estate professionals.



Pentax Optio M40

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.



Pentax Optio M40

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.



Pentax Optio M40

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.



Pentax Optio M40

Here's the Frame Composite function, you can choose from 3 frames.





Pentax Optio A30

Setup options:


    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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