Pentax Optio W30 Review
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Playback Screens & Menus
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
Pressing the OK button toggles the amount of overlay information displayed. Here you can see the extended exposure information screen, with the histogram
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.
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.
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
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.
You can record an audio memo up to 30 seconds and attach to an image.
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.
The crop function lets you trim/crop an image and then save it as a new image
with the quality level of your choice.
You can add one of three decorative frames with the Frame Composite option.
Movie clips playback full screen, the 4-way selector acts as the start, stop and
You can pause a movie and play it forwards or backwards one frame at a time.
Setup menu options:
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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