Pentax Optio MX Review

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Playback Modes & Menus



Pentax OptioMX

The typical playback screen shows: Date/Time image was taken, File Name/File Number and the music note denotes that a sound memo was attached to this image. The shutter speed and aperture and battery icon are also displayed.



Pentax OptioMX

Pressing the center of the 4-way controller toggles the overlay information that is displayed. You can show the extended exposure information about the image and a histogram or you can clear all of the info for slideshows.



Pentax OptioMX

To view in thumbnail mode press the Wide Angle button of the Zoom Control and go page to page by using the 4-way selector to the left or right.



Pentax OptioMX

You can magnify the image by pressing the Zoom button on the Zoom Control, it will magnify up to 12X. Using the 4-way selector you can move around inside the enlarged image.



Pentax OptioMX

Playback menu options:

    Slideshow - Set image play intervals (3,5,10,15,20,25 and 30 sec.)
    Resize - Create an image with Lower Resolution and or Quality Level
    Trimming - Crop image to different size
    Digital Filter - Apply a digital filter (see below)
    Quick Zoom - On or Off
    Quick Delete - On or Off



Pentax OptioMX

The Digital Filter option lets you apply a filter (B&W, sepia, or colors) to the entire image.



Pentax OptioMX

You can record an audio memo up to 30 seconds and attach to an image.





Pentax OptioMX

The Movie Playback screens. You can play the movie, adjust volume, frame by frame, pause, fast forward or rewind with the 4-Way Selector



Pentax OptioMX

You can playback your audio-only recordings too.





Pentax OptioMX

When traveling to other countries you can choose to have their local time displayed while taking pictures or during playback (Display time in 62 cities & 28 time zones).



Pentax OptioMX

Setup menu options:

    Format - Format SD card
    Sound - On/Off
    Date Adjust - Set Date/Time
    World Time - Set World Time
    Language - Set user Language
    DISPLAY - Default screen setup (Normal, Histogram+Info, Grid, Frame)
    Screen Setting - Startup screen options
    Brightness - Adjust LCD backlight
    Video Out - NTSC or PAL
    USB Connection - PictBridge, PC, PC-F
    Sleep Timeout - Off, 30sec, 1min, 2min
    Auto Power Off - Off, 3min. or 5min.
    OK Button - Assign OK button function (Display, Digital Filter, None)
    Reset - Reset to Default





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