Pentax Optio SV Review

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Playback Modes & Menus



Pentax Optio SV

When you press the "Play" button, the last image captured is displayed full screen. Icons indicate the Date/Time image was taken, File Name/File Number, the shutter speed and aperture values, and the battery level icon.



Pentax Optio S5i

Pressing the Fn (Function) button lets you record a memo to attach to an image, protect images from deletion, use a digital filter, and set the DPOF (Direct Print Order Format.)



Pentax Optio SV

You can toggle the amount of overlay information displayed by pressing the OK button in the center of the 4-way selector. Shown above is the maximum amount of information with the histogram.



Pentax Optio SV

Pressing the wide-angle zoom button on the Zoom Control brings up index mode. This allows you to quickly search through stored images. You can select and image by using the 4-way selector and the OK or telephoto zoom buttons.



Pentax Optio SV

To magnify an image, press the telephoto zoom button on the Zoom Control. It allows you to magnify from 1x - 4X in 5 steps. Using the 4-way selector you can move around inside the enlarged image.



Pentax Optio SV

Pressing the 4-way selector down allows you to rotate an image for proper display on the LCD or a television set.



Pentax Optio SV

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 SV

You can explore your creative side by using on of the 7 Digital Filters. The include Black&White, Sepia, Colors (changes color temperature), Black& White + (Red, Green, Blue), Illustration, Slim, and Soft.



Pentax Optio SV

Audio memos up to 30 seconds can be recorded and attached to still images.





Pentax Optio SV

Shown above is the Movie playback screen. You can play the movie, pause, fast forward or rewind with the 4-Way Selector. Movies can also be played frame by frame. Using the Zoom Control allows you to adjust the volume.



Pentax Optio SV

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 SV

Setup menu options:

    Format - Format SD card
    Sound - On/Off
    Date Adjust - Set Date/Time
    World Time - Set World Time
    Language - Set user Language
    Folder Name - Standard or Date
    Screen Setting - Startup screen options
    Brightness Level - Adjust LCD backlight
    Video Out - NTSC or PAL
    USB Connection - PictBridge or PC,
    Sleep Timeout - Off, 30sec, 1min, 2min
    Auto Power Off - Off, 3min. or 5min.
    Fn setting - Assigns Fn (Function) button settings in Record mode (Recorded Pixels, Quality Level, White Balance, Focusing Area, AE Metering, Sensitivity, Etc.)
    Reset - Reset all settings to default





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