Playback Screens & Menus

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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.





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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. 





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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.





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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





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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.





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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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