Sony DSC-F717 Review

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Playback Modes & Menus



Sony F717

A typical playback screen as viewed on the color LCD or EVF. Icons shown for battery condition (both graphical and time left in minutes), image size, folder name, picture number / total number of pictures. Exposure compensation value, aperture, shutter speed. Image histogram, folder name, image file number and time and date.



Sony Cyber-shot F717

Extended image data can be displayed by pressing the thumbnail button twice (the first push puts it into index mode, see below). The first screen shows the aperture value, shutter speed, exposure value and the ISO equivalent.



Sony Cyber-shot F717

The second screen of image data is displayed by pressing down on the 4-way controller. Now the metering mode, flash mode and white balance setting can be viewed.



Sony Cyber-shot F717

Playback index mode, nine thumbnail size images are displayed per page. You can quickly search through the stored images and display one full screen by selecting it and then pressing the telephoto zoom button.



Sony Cyber-shot F717

While viewing a picture you can press the telephoto zoom button and enlarge the image in multiple steps up to 5x. Once magnified you can scroll around inside of the image using the 4-way selector.



Sony Cyber-shot F717

Still image playback mode options:

    FOLDER - Select the image folder

    DELETE - Erase images from Memory Stick

    PROTECT - Protect/unprotect images from accidental erasure

    DPOF - Attach DPOF printing information to image(s)





Sony Cyber-shot F717

    SLIDE - Start slideshow, set interval time between images

    RESIZE - Resize image to 1600x1200, 1280x960, 640x480

    ROTATE - Rotate portrait mode images for TV display

    DIVIDE - Divide MPEG movie clips





Sony Cyber-shot F717

Full screen 320x240HQX movie playback. Normal 320x240 and 160x120 movie clips play back in a smaller window. Playback volume is adjusted using the Up and Down portion of the 4-way selector.



The Setup Menus

Sony Cyber-shot F717

CAMERA 1

  • MOVING IMAGE  Select exposure mode for the Movie position on the Mode Dial - MPEG movie, Clip Motion or Multi-Burst
  • DATE/TIME  Stamp image with Date, Day & Time or None
  • DIGITAL ZOOM   Enable or disable digital zoom function
  • RED EYE REDUCTION   Enable or disable red-eye flash mode
  • HOLOGRAM AF   Auto or disable the hologram autofocus mode
  • CONVERSION LENS   Select when using an add-on lens




Sony Cyber-shot F717

CAMERA 2

  • EXPANDED FOCUS   Enable/disable 2x enlarged view during manual focusing
  • BRACKET STEP   Auto Exposure Bracketing step +/- 0.3, 0.7 or 1.0EV
  • HOT SHOE   Enable/disable flash hot shoe contact
  • ZOOM RING SETUP   Select direction (CW-CCW) of the lens zoom ring




Sony Cyber-shot F717

MEMORY STICK TOOL

  • FORMAT   Format the Memory Stick
  • CREATE REC. FOLDER  Create new image folder
  • CHANGE REC. FOLDER  Select image folder




Sony Cyber-shot F717

SETUP 1

  • LCD BRIGHTNESS   Bright, Normal or Dark
  • LCD BACKLIGHT  Bright or Normal
  • EVF BACKLIGHT  Bright or Normal
  • BEEP   On, Off or Shutter




Sony Cyber-shot F717

SETUP 2

  • FILE NUMBER  Series (sequentially number pictures) or Reset
  • USB CONNECT  PTP or Normal
  • VIDEO OUT   NTSC or PAL format
  • LANGUAGE   Menu language, English or Japanese
  • CLOCK SET   Set the time and date





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