Pentax Optio Z10 Review

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Playback Modes & Menu Options



Pentax Optio Z10

When you press the Play button, the last image captured is displayed full screen. It shows the date/time the image was taken, folder name/file number and the battery level indicator. Pressing the OK button in the center of the 4-way controller toggles the amount of exposure information displayed with an image. Here you can see extended information for image size/quality, white balance, metering, ISO, shutter speed, aperture, and the histogram display, or press it again to see no information at all.



Pentax Optio Z10

You can quickly search through stored images using the Index playback function which is activated by pressing the wide angle zoom control. Nine thumbnail size images will be displayed and you can select one using the 4-way controller and then pressing the Ok button. Pressing the wide angle again will then take you to a calendar where you can choose your photos by the date they were taken. From the calendar mode you can press the green button to bring up a list of folders on the memory card.



Pentax Optio Z10

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



Pentax Optio Z10

To enter the playback menu, press "Down" on the 4-way controller.

Playback menu options:


    Digital SR - For saving images after Shake Reduction process
    Slide show - Set image play intervals (3,5,10,20, and 30 sec.)
    Resize - Create an image with Lower Resolution and or Quality Level
    Cropping - Crop image to different size
    Image & Sound Copy - From internal memory to SD or MMC card
    Image rotation - rotates image for proper orientation
    Digital Filter - Digitally alter you images
    Movie Edit - Save a still image, Divide or Cut & Stitch a movie
    Frame Composite - Add a decorative frame to your images
    Red-eye Compensation - Remove red-eye from your portraits
    Voice Memo - Add up to a 30-second voice memo to an image
    Protect - Protect image from deletion; On or Off
    DPOF - Set DPOF printing information
    Image Recovery - For recovering images that were accidentally deleted
    Start-up Screen - Manage the start-up image and sound




Pentax Optio Z10

Now when recording audio, you are no longer limited to a 30 second clip, you can now record for hours if you have the available memory.



Pentax Optio Z10

Movies are played back full screen with the audio played back on the built-in speaker. You can play a movie frame by frame, pause, fast forward or rewind with the 4-Way Selector



Pentax Optio Z10

You can also edit your movies inside the camera. You can save a single frame as a picture, divide a movie into several smaller movies, or cut out parts of the movie that you do not want.




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