Sony DSC-P30 Review

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Sony DSC-P30

Record Modes & Menu Options




Sony DSC-P30

Typical still image record mode LCD screen display. Onscreen icons for battery condition (both graphical icon and numerical), flash mode (or output strength), image size and quality, space remaining on Memory Stick (grapical and numerical), self-timer, macro focus or manual focus preset distance, spot metering, white balance (other than auto), center focusing guide marks.



Sony DSC-P30

Still image record mode options:

    Exposure compensation - Override the metering +/-2EV in 1/3EV increments

    Focus - Auto or preset 0.5m, 1m, 3m, 7m infinity

    White Balance - Automatic, Indoor, Outdoor or Hold

    Spot Meter - Enable or disable spot metering option

    ISO - Auto or fixed at 100, 200 or 400

    Image Size - 1280, 1280 (3:2 ratio), 1024x768, 640x480

    Picture Quality - Fine or Standard

    Record Mode - Normal, Email, Text (monochrome GIF), TIFF

    Flash Level - High, Normal or Low

    Picture Effect - None, Negative Art, Sepia, B&W, Solarize

    Sharpness - Default is 0 but may be +1, +2 or -1 or -2





Sony DSC-P30

Typical Movie recording mode screen display. New on the p30 and P30 cameras is the MPEG EX movie mode that can record motion clips limited only by the capacity of your Memory Stick:

    4MB = 320x240 - 42sec, 160x112 - 2:43
    64MB = 320x240 - 11:47, 160x112 - 45:36




Sony DSC-P30

Movie record mode options:

    Exposure compensation - Override the metering +/-2EV in 1/3EV increments

    Focus - Auto or preset 0.5m, 1m, 3m, 7m infinity

    White Balance - Automatic, Indoor, Outdoor or Hold

    Spot Meter - Enable or disable spot metering option

    ISO - Auto or fixed at 100, 200 or 400

    Image Size - 320x240 or 160x112

    Picture Effect - None, Negative Art, Sepia, B&W, Solarize





Sony DSC-P30

Here's the 3-page SETUP menu, the options available should be obvious.







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