Pentax Optio S40 Review

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Playback Modes & Menu Options



Pentax Optio S40

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 key icon means the image has been protected against accidental deletion.



Pentax Optio S40

By pressing the Display Button you can show the extended exposure information about the image and a histogram.



Pentax Optio S40

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 Optio S40

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 Optio S40

Playback menu options:

    Protect - Protect/unprotect images from deletion
    DPOF - Set DPOF printing information
    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
    Copy Image & Sound - From internal memory to SD or MMC card
    Digital Filter - Apply a digital filter (see below)
    Quick Zoom - On or Off
    Quick Delete - On or Off




Pentax Optio S40

The Digital Filter option lets you apply a color filter (B&W, sepia, red, blue, green, b&w+blue, b&w+red, b&w+green) or an artistic filter (soft focus or one of three drawing styles) to the entire image.



Pentax Optio S40

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





Pentax Optio S40

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 Optio S40

You can playback audio-only recordings.





Pentax Optio S40

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 Optio S40

Setup menu options:

    Format - Format SD card
    Sound - On/Off
    Date Adjust - Set Date/Time
    World Time - Set World Time
    Language - Set user Language
    Screen Setting - Startup screen options
    Brightness - Adjust LCD backlight
    Video Out - NTSC or PAL
    USB Connection - PictBridge, PC
    Auto Power Off - Off, 3min. or 5min.
    Fn Settings - Assign function button parameters
    Reset - Reset to Default





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