Pentax Optio WPi Review
By Movable Type Admin
Record Screens & Menus
This is the "green" point-n-shoot mode. The camera sets everything for you so that
anybody can just pick up the camera and take good pictures.
Press the 4-way controller "Down" to bring up this graphical menu of recording modes to choose
from: Program, Night Scene, Movie, Voice Recording, Synchronous Sound Record (still
image+sound), Landscape, Flower (closeup), Portrait, Underwater, Surf&Snow, Sport, Kids, Pet,
Candle and Soft (focus).
Press the Green "guide" button to get a description of the different modes.
Program AE mode with the real time histogram display enabled. You will also get icons for image size, quality, white balance, and ISO speed. See the menu below for all available settings.
The shutter release is half-pressed, the green AF target marks in the
center indicate a good autofocus lock, they turn red when the auto focus
fails. The shutter speed and aperture are also displayed.
Record menu options:
Quality Level - Three (Best), Two (Better) or One (Good) "stars"
White Balance - Auto, Sunny, Shade, Incandescent, Fluorescent or Manual
AF Setting - Auto focus area Wide (default) or Spot
Sensitivity - Auto or fixed at 80, 160, 320, 400, 800 (Candle mode only)
EV Compensation - Override metering ±2.0EV in 1/3 steps
Movie - Movie mode: 320x240 or 160x120, color/B&W/sepia, 30 or 15 fps
Digital Zoom - On or Off
Instant Review - Off, 0.5, 1, 2, 3 or 5 seconds
Memory - Memorize settings between power on and off
Sharpness - Settings for minus, normal, plus
Saturation - Settings for minus, normal, plus
Contrast - Settings for minus, normal, plus
The Macro focus mode covers from 0.4 in. (0.01m) - 2.0 ft (0.6m) in Wide angle
and from 19.7 in. (0.5m) to 2.0 ft. (0.6m) in Telephoto.
In Manual Focus mode a
sliding scale is shown on the LCD with distance marks. While you are
adjusting the distance the display is enlarged so you can visually "see" the
You can record 320x240 or 160 x 120 motion video at 15 or 30 fps with
audio. Movie clips are stored as QuickTime MOV format video files. The
length of these movies is limited only by available memory.
Approx. Storage Capacity
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
Green Button - Function of green button (green mode, image size, quality, white balance, focus area, ISO, EV comp, sharpness, saturation or contrast)
Reset - Return settings to default
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