Sony DSC-L1 Review
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Playback Mode Screens & Menus
(Note the screens shown here were taken from another Cyber-shot camera as the
L1 does not have video out capability. They are representative of the L1's actual
screens but not exact in all details.)
Playback screen has icons for battery condition, image size, folder number / total number of pictures. Across the bottom is the
image file number and time and date.
Pressing the Monitor button toggles the display of the exposure compensation, ISO speed,
flash mode, white balance, aperture, shutter speed and the histogram graph. Press it again to clear all
of the overlay information for playback on the TV screen.
While viewing a picture fullscreen you can toggle the telephoto zoom control and
zoom-in to the image in multiple steps up to 5x. Once magnified you can scroll around
inside of the image using the 4-way selector.
Playback index mode, nine thumbnail size images are displayed per page. You can quickly
search through the stored images and display one full screen.
Still image playback mode options:
Protect - Protect/unprotect images from accidental erasure
DPOF - Attach DPOF printing information to image(s)
Print - PictBridge USB direct printing (see next frame)
Slide - Start slideshow, set interval time between images
Resize - Resize image to 4M, 3M, 1M or VGA
Rotate - Rotate portrait mode images for TV display
Divide - Divide MPEG movie clips
The DSC-L1 can be connected directly to the Sony DPP-EX50 Picture Station photo
printer (or any PictBridge compatible printer.) This
is a personal 4 x 6" dye sublimation printer that makes photo-quality prints with the
same permanence as regular film photos. (Note: Sony W1 camera shown here)
Plug the regular USB cable into any PictBridge compatible printer and you can make photo prints
without need of a computer. Here are the screens shown during a PictBridge printing
The Resize option lets you create a smaller image when needed. A 4-megapixel image
can be down-sized to 3M, 1M or VGA size.
The Rotate option lets you rotate portrait mode images for correct playback on the
LCD or TV screen. (Note: Screen above taken from Sony W1.)
Movies are played back full-screen, audio is replayed through the speaker.
The Divide option allows you to edit the length of movie clips.
Digital Zoom - Enable or disable the Smart or Precision digital zoom
Date/Time - Enable date or time+date stamping on the image
Red Eye Reduction - Enable/disable the flash Red-Eye mode
AF Illuminator - Auto or Off
Auto Review - On, Off (auto review after capture)
Enlarged Icon - Momentarily displays large icon when changing options
Format - Format the Memory Stick
CreateREC.Folder - Create a new folder for storing images
ChangeREC.Folder - Select a different folder
LCD Backlight - Bright, Normal or Dark
Beep - Camera "beep" sounds: Shutter, On, Off
Language - Menu language
File Number - SERIES (sequential auto number) or RESET
USB Connect - PictBridge, PTP or Normal
Clock Set - Set the internal clock
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