Sony DSC-M1 Review
By Movable Type Admin
Playback Mode Screens & Menus
When you switch to Playback mode, the last image captured is displayed full
screen. The Playback screen has icons for image size, folder number, picture
number / total number of pictures. Across the bottom is the folder name-image
file number, and date & time of capture.
Pressing the Monitor button toggles the display of the extended exposure information and
includes: exposure compensation, ISO speed, flash mode, white balance, aperture, shutter
speed and the histogram. Press it again to clear all of the overlay information for
playback on a 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. The "film
frame" icon indicates a movie and the Still (white square) with the "film frame"
indicates a Hybrid image (still + movie.)
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 5.0M, 3.1M, 1.2M or VGA
Rotate - Rotate portrait mode images for TV display
Setup - Enter the SETUP menu
The Resize option lets you create a smaller image when needed. A 5-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.
Movies are played back full-screen, the stereo audio is replayed through the
camera's built-in speaker.
When you opt to playback a hybrid image, it plays the movie, then displays the image.
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)
Format - Format the Memory Stick
CreateREC.Folder - Create a new folder for storing images
ChangeREC.Folder - Select a different folder
Beep - Camera "beep" sounds: Shutter, On, Off
LCD Backlight - Bright, Normal
Language - Menu language
File Number - SERIES (sequential numbering) or RESET
USB Connect - PictBridge, PTP or Normal
Video Out - NTSC or PAL signal timing
Clock Set - Set the internal clock
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