Sony DSC-N2 Review
By Movable Type Admin
Playback Mode Screens & Menus
Playback screen has icons for battery condition, image
size, the folder name, picture number / total number of pictures,
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 slideshow playback on the
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.
Press the telephoto wide angle button to enter 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:
Slide Show - Start slideshow, set the transition effect and music
Paint - Graphically "scribble" on the image
Delete - Erase selected images
Volume - Set the speaker output volume
Folder - Change the current image folder
Protect - Protect/unprotect images from accidental erasure
DPOF - Attach DPOF printing information to image(s)
Print - PictBridge USB direct printing (see next frame)
Resize - Resize image to 5M, 3M, 1M or VGA resolution
Rotate - Rotate portrait mode images for TV display
Divide - Divide MPEG movie clips
Setup - Enter the Setup menu
The Album option lets you view and manage the images you have in your Album.
The PAINT option lets you use a stylus pointer to graphically draw and annotate
Using the PRINT option the N2 can be connected directly to the
Sony DPP-FP50 Picture Station photo
printer (or any PictBridge compatible printer.) This
is a personal 4 x 6" dye sublimation printer that makes photo-quality prints in
about 60 seconds that have the
same permanence as regular film photos.
The Resize option lets you create a smaller image when needed. A 10-megapixel image
can be down-sized to 8M, 5M, 3M, 2M or VGA size.
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
Red Eye Reduction - Enable/disable the flash Red-Eye mode
AF Illuminator - Autofocus assist lamp: 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
Copy - Copy images from internal memory to card
Write in Album - Copy images to the Album
Format - Format the Album memory
Check Album - Checks data integrity in Album
Download Music - Copy music files to internal memory
Format Music - Format music for use in the Slide Show
LCD Backlight - Bright, Normal or Dark
Beep - Camera "beep" sounds: Shutter, On, Off
Language - Menu language
Initialize - Reset to default
File Number - SERIES (sequential auto number images) or RESET
USB Connect - PictBridge, PTP, Mass Storage, Auto
Video Out - NTSC or PAL signal timing
Clock Set - Set the internal clock
Calibration - Calibrate the LCD touch screen
Housing - Enable when using the underwater housing