Pentax Optio S5z Review
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Record Modes & Menu Options
The "Green" mode is for quick and simple point-n-shoot operation, no experience is
necessary. There are no menu or function options available.
Program AE mode is also automatic but you can select from many menu or function options
(see below). When the shutter is half-pressed and the autofocus locks, the active AF
point bracket will shrink and turn green. The shutter speed and aperture values are also
Press the MODE button to change exposure mode, choices are: Program AE, Night Scene,
Movie, Panorama Assist, Landscape, Flower, Portrait, Self-Portrait, Sunset, Food, Pet,
Text, Sports, Surf&Snow, Special Effect, User configurable.
Record Menu options:
Recorded Pixels - 5M, 4M, 3M, 2M, 1024, 640
Movie mode lets you record MPEG-4 motion video in 640x480 resolution at 30fps, monaural audio is also recorded. The length of movies is limited only by available memory.
It also features a Time-lapse movie mode, which allows you to take movies at
a delayed frame rate. When they are played back, action appears sped up. It
is enabled via the Record menu. No sound is recorded.
Macro focus mode covers from 7.1 in. (0.18 m) to 1.64 ft (0.5m), while Super
Macro mode get you as close as 2.4 inches (0.06m).
To focus manually -- Press the Focus mode button until "MF"
is displayed and then adjust the focus distance by using the Up and Down positions of
the 4-way controller. When you are actively changing the focus, the center portion of
the LCD display is magnified and a distance scale is shown on the left.
The focus can also be locked at infinity.
One other focusing feature is the ability to freely move the active AF Area to any
one of the 49 possible positions within the frame.
Memory and Setup options:
Memory - Set parameters you want remembered from power off
to power on.
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