SeaLife ReefMaster DC250 Review
By Movable Type Admin
Record / Playback Screens & Menus
Here's a typical Record screen, with no information overlays.
You can press the OK button to activate the 2X digital zoom option (if enabled in the
menu.) Digital Zoom can only be used when the LCD is turned on and the image size is 1600
x 1200. Digital zoom is not like real optical zoom, it simply crops the central 50% of
the frame.(Can not be used under water because the housing has no aces button.)
This could also be done (better) later in software.
Macro (closeup) focus mode covers from 2 to 3 feet.
The DC250 can also record 320x240 resoultion motion video without audio. The length
of these movie clips is only limited by available memory. Digital zoom is not
useable in movie mode.
Pressing the MENU button in Record mode brings up the onscreen menu of available options:
LCD Brightness - Adjust color LCD backlight intensity
Quickview - Immediate image review for 3 secs. after capture
Digital Zoom - On or Off
White Balance - Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Tungsten
Exposure - Override metering -1.8 to +1.8 in 0.3EV steps
Sharpness - Hard, Soft, Normal
Flash - On or Off
Playback image with minimal information display enabled.
Pressing the display button enables the 3x3 thumbnail index mode.
Pressing the OK button enlarges the image 2x and 4x, you can scroll around using the
Movie playback can be on the LCD or on your TV via the video out cable.
Pressing the MENU button in Playback mode brings up the onscreen menu of available options:
LCD Brightness - Adjust the intensity of the LCD backlight
Slide Show - Automated playback mode, 2-10 sec. settable delay
Copy To Card - Copy images from internal memory to CF card
Delete All - Erase all images
DPOF - Set the DPOF printing options
Placing the Mode Dial in Setup brings up the setup menu:
LAND/SEA/EXT.FLASH - Set the desired exposure mode:
LAND - Camera is optimized for use above the water, in or out of the u/w case
SEA - Camera is optimizd for use underwater. Special color balancing insures the best possible u/w photos
EXT. FLASH - If using the camera underwater with one or two of the optional external flash units.
Format - Format internal memory or SD card
Beep - Turns button "beeps" on or off
Power Off - Set auto power off time delay
Rest to Default - Return all settibgs to factory default
Date Setup - Set the internal clock
Video Mode - Select video output, NTSC or PAL format.
Language - Set the menu language
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