Pentax Optio S6 Review
Record Modes & Menu Options
Here you can see Program AE mode. This is a fully automatic exposure mode that also allows you to select
from many menu or function options like ISO, White Balance, etc.
When the shutter is half-pressed and the autofocus locks, the active AF point bracket will shrink and turn
green. 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: Program AE, Night Scene,
Movie, Panorama Assist, Landscape, Flower, Portrait, Candlelight, Surf & Snow, Sport, Pet, Text, Food, and
Record Menu options:
Recorded Pixels - 6M, 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 resolution at 30fps, monaural 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. It also features a digital anti-shake system to reduce the occurrence of camera shake in your movies.
The Optio S6 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.
Movie options found under the Rec. Menu.
Record Pixels - 640x480 or 320x240
The Optio S6 lets you get up close and personal with its Macro focus mode. You can focus on subjects as close
as 5.9 inches (0.15m) away.
To focus manually -- Press the Focus mode button 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 - On/Off
Date Adjust - Set Date/Time
World Time - Set World Time
Language - Set user Language
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
Quick Delete - On/Off
Sleep Timeout - Off, 30sec., 1min. or 2min.
Auto Power Off - Off, 3min. or 5min.
Guide Display - Enable the brief popup labels when switching modes
Reset - Reset to Default
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