Pentax Optio W30 Review

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Pentax Optio W30


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Pentax Optio W30

The Review button brings up the last image captured in full screen mode with some information overlayed. Press "right" or "left" to scroll through the captured images. A musical note indicates an audio memo has been added to this image, press "up" on the 4-way controller to play.



Pentax Optio W30

Pressing the OK button toggles the amount of overlay information displayed. Here you can see the extended exposure information screen, with the histogram display.



Pentax Optio W30

Pressing the Wide Zoom control button brings up the thumbnail index mode, here you can quickly search through the stored images and select one for full screen playback. Press it again and the calendar mode is displayed.



Pentax Optio W30

You can magnify an image up to 8x in several steps by pressing the telephoto zoom control. Using the 4-way selector allows you to move around inside the enlarged image.



Pentax Optio W30

The play mode menu has options for playing an automatic slide show, resizing images, cropping images, copying from internal memory to card, rotating images, applying a digital filter, brightness filter, edit a movie, add a frame composite, touch up red-eye, record an audio memo, protect, set DPOF info, recover deleted images and change the start-up screen.



Pentax Optio W30

The Digital Filter mode allows you to alter your images after capture. The filters include: Black & White, Sepia, Red, Pink, Purple, Blue, Green, Yellow, RGB, Soft, and Fisheye lens.



Pentax Optio A30

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





Pentax Optio W30

The Resize option lets you create a smaller image in-camera for email or web page use or to reclaim some memory space in a pinch.



Pentax Optio W30

The crop function lets you trim/crop an image and then save it as a new image with the quality level of your choice.



Pentax Optio W30

You can add one of three decorative frames with the Frame Composite option.





Pentax Optio W30

Movie clips playback full screen, the 4-way selector acts as the start, stop and pause control. You can pause a movie and play it forwards or backwards one frame at a time.



Pentax Optio W30

Setup menu options:

    Format - Formats the SD card
    Sound - Set volume and type of camera operation sounds
    Date Adjust - Set Date & Time
    Alarm - Set an alarm time
    World Time - Set World Time
    Language - Select the camera's language
    Folder Name - Create an image folder
    USB Connection - Set transfer mode (PC, PictBridge)
    Video Out - Set video format (NTSC, PAL)
    Brightness level - LCD brightness
    Power Saving - Time delay before LCD auto dims
    Quick Zoom - On, Off
    Auto Power Off - On, Off
    Quick Zoom - On, Off
    Green Button - Function of green button (Green mode, Image size, Quality, White balance, AE metering, ISO, EV comp, AF Area, Sharpness, Saturation or Contrast)
    Guide Display - Enable the brief popup labels when switching modes
    Reset - Return settings to default



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