Pentax Optio S4i Review

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Playback Modes & Menu Options



Pentax Optio S4i

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 S4i

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



Pentax Optio S4i

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 S4i

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



Pentax Optio S4i

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
    Trimming - Crop image to different size
    Copy Image & Sound - From internal memory to SD or MMC card
    Alarm - Set Time and Image to show when alarm goes off
    Record Memo - On or Off
    Quick Zoom - On or Off
    Quick Delete - On or Off





Pentax Optio S4i

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





Pentax Optio S4i

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 S4i

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 S4i

Setup menu options:

    Format - Format SD card
    Sound - On/Off
    Date Adjust - Set Date/Time
    World Time - Set World Time
    Language - Set user Language
    Start-up Screen - On/Off
    Video Out - NTSC or PAL
    USB Connection - PictBridge, PC
    Sleep Timeout - Off, 30sec., 1min. or 2min.
    Auto Power Off - Off, 3min. or 5min.
    Custom Function - Assign function to Left and Right buttons in record mode: EV Comp, Image Size, Image Quality, White Balance, Focus Area, AE Metering, Sensitivity, Fast Fwd Movie, Instant Review, Sharpness, Saturation, Contrast
    Quick Button - Assign function to the Quick button: Green exposure mode, Shooting mode, White Balance, Memory, Resize, Trimming, Copy Image, Alarm, Format, Sound, World Time, Start-up Screen
    Reset - Reset to Default





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