Pentax Optio M50 Review
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, metering, 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. Using the 4-way controller allows you to move around inside
the enlarged image.
Playback menu options:
Digital SR - Digitally correct images that show camera shake
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 this menu option. This is an easy way to downsize your images, without trying to learn a photo
editing software; great for beginners.
Here you can see the in-camera crop feature. Again, no need for a software program and a computer. Files are saved as a new image.
Movies are played back in full screen mode with sound provided though the built-in speaker. You get VCR like controls to pause, stop,
fast forward, or rewind the video clip using the 4-Way Selector.
Here's an example of the Frame Composite function.
Format - Format the SD card
Sound - Choose settings for operation volume, Playback volume, start-up sound, etc.
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 browsing different menu option and modes
Reset - Restore settings to factory Default
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