Playback Screens & Menus

Playback mode allows you to view the images saved on the camera's SD card. This is a great way to check focus and details in the field. Pressing the DISP button allows you to change the amount of information shown about each image, including a full color histogram.

Index mode allows you to view thumbnails of the images that are stored on the SD card. This is a fast and simple way to search through a large number of images quickly. Sony also allows you to sort the thumbs by either still image or by video.

The a3000 also allows you to zoom in on an image, making it easy to check the focus and fine details. Once you have zoomed in, you can use the 4-way controller to scroll around the image.

Play menu options:
  • Delete - Remove files from the memory card
  • Still/Movie Select - Choose an image or video for playback
  • Slide Show - Start an automated slide show
  • Specify Printing - Sets images for DPOF printing
  • Image Index - Enter the Index playback function
  • Enlarge Image - Magnify an image for critical inspection
  • Rotate - Rotate the orientation of an image
  • Protect - Protect files from deletion
  • Volume Settings - Adjust the volume settings of playback
  • Display Contents - Control the amount of information on the LCD

Viewing your recorded movies is possible on the a3000's LCD screen. The camera gives you DVR-like controls for total control of the playback. With an optional A/V cable, you can also watch your videos and still images on any TV.

Setup Menu:
  • AEL w/ shutter - sets whether half-pressing the shutter release will perform the exposure lock
  • AF Illuminator - Auto, Off
  • Red Eye Reduction - On or Off
  • Live View Display - On or Off
  • Auto Review - Off, 2, 5, 10 seconds
  • Grid Line - Off, Diag. + Square Grid, Square Grid, Rule of 3rds Grid
  • Peaking Level - Enhances outlines to show focus
  • Peaking Color - Sets the color that enhances the outlines
  • Clear Image Zoom - On or Off
  • Digital Zoom - On or Off
  • Superior Auto Image Extract - Choose how the camera picks the best image when multiple are taken automatically
  • MF Assist - On or Off
  • MF Assist Time - No Limit, 2 or 5 Seconds
  • Color Space - sRGB, AdobeRGB
  • SteadyShot - On or Off
  • Release w/o Lens - Enable, Disable
  • High ISO NR - Normal, Low
  • Lens Comp.: Peripheral Shading - Auto, Off
  • Lens Comp.: Chromatic Aberration - Auto, Off
  • Lens Comp. Distortion - Auto, Off
  • Face Priority Tracking - Allows you to give priority to a face during object tracking
  • Movie Audio Rec - On or Off
  • Wind Noise Reduct. - On or Off
  • AF Micro Adj. - On or Off with a selectable amount of adjustment
  • Menu Start - Top, Previous
  • Function Menu Setting - Choose the 6 settings that you want listed under the Fn menu
  • Movie Button - Choose the modes in which the dedicated video record button will work
  • Custom Key Settings - Set the functions for smart keys in P/A/S/M
  • Beep - On or Off
  • Language - Select the display language
  • Date/Time Setup - Set the date and time
  • Area Setting - Set the region of the world you are shooting in
  • Help Guide Display - On or Off
  • Power Saving - Max, Standard
  • Power Saving Start Time - 10 or 20 seconds, 1, 5 or 30 minutes
  • LCD Brightness - Adjust the LCD brightness and color
  • Viewfinder Bright - Set the brightness of the viewfinder
  • Display Color - Change the Menu Color
  • Wide Image - Normal, Full Screen
  • Playback Display - Auto Rotate, Manual Rotate
  • USB Connection - Auto, Mass Storage, MTP
  • USB LUN Setting - Set the mode for connecting to a computer
  • Version - Displays the camera's software and lens versions
  • Demo Mode - Plays a demonstration of movie playback
  • Initialize - Reset Default, Factory Reset
  • Format - Format the memory card
  • File Number - Series, Reset
  • Folder Name - Standard Form, Date Form
  • Select Shoot Folder - Choose the folder that the images are stored in
  • New Folder - Create a new folder to store images
  • Recover Image DB - Recovers the image database file
  • Display Card Space - Shows how much space is left on the memory card

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