Pentax Optio S10 Review
By Movable Type Admin
Record Modes & Menu Options
Here you can see Auto mode. This is a fully automatic exposure mode that also allows you to select the image size and quality, AF setting and ISO.
When the shutter is half-pressed and the autofocus locks, the active AF point bracket will shrink and turn
green and when you are in auto mode, the smiley face will appear in the corner. Shutter speed and aperture values are also displayed.
Pressing the OK button toggles the amount of overlay information displayed on the LCD. Here you can see
extended exposure information with the live histogram.
Press the 4-way controller down "MODE" to change the exposure mode. Choices are: Auto, Program AE, Night
Scene, Movie, Voice, Landscape, Flower, Natural Skin Tone/Portriat/Half Portrait, Kids, Digital SR, Sport, Pet, Text,
Food, and Frame Composite.
Record Menu options:
Recorded Pixels - 7M, 5M, 4M, 3M, 2M, 1024, 640
The Memory option allows you to set the parameters you want remembered from power off to power on.
Movie mode lets you record MPEG-4 motion video in 640x480 or 320x240 resolution at 3 quality levels,
audio is also recorded. The length of movies is limited only by available memory. Because it
does capture sound, the optical zoom may not be used while recording. However, you can preset the focal
length before you begin. Also, when you enter movie mode, the camera presets the zoom to mid telephoto.
This model features a digital anti-shake system to reduce the occurrence of camera shake in your movies.
Movie options found under the Rec. Menu.
Record Pixels - 640x480 or 320x240
The Optio S10 lets you get up close and personal with its Macro focus mode. Focus range: (wide angle) - Normal 1.15' to infinity, macro 0.39-1.31', super macro 0.20-0.49'
To focus manually -- Press "Right" on the 4-way controller 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.
Format - Format the SD card
Sound - Adjust camera sounds
Date Adjust - Set Date/Time
World Time - Set World Time
Language - Set user Language
Folder Name - Chose 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
Quick Zoom - On/Off
Auto Power Off - Off, 3min. or 5min.
Guide Display - Enable the brief popup labels when switching modes
Reset - Reset the camera to Default