Sony DSC-P32 Review

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P32

Record Mode Screens & Menus

Sony CyberShot P32

Record mode screen showing onscreen data overlay. Upper left is the battery condition icon showing full, below that is the "P" amera icon indicating Program AE exposure mode. Upper right is 3.1M image size, Fine quality, folder name is SONY101, there's 147 pictures remaining, the Memory Stick icon shows it as empty. In the center are the AF target marks.

Sony P32

When the shutter release is half-pressed the autofocus locks and the AF target marks turn green if successful. You also get the green "OK" dot near the top. The shutter speed and aperture values are now displayed.

Sony P32

Record mode options:

    Camera - Auto, Program, Twilight, Twilight Portrait, Landscape, Snow, Beach

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

    Focus - Multi AF, Center AF or 0.5m, 1m, 3m, 7m or infinity

    White Balance - Auto, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Cloudy, Sunny

    ISO - Auto or fixed at 100, 200 or 400

    Picture Quality - Fine or Standard

    Record Mode - Normal, Burst2, E-Mail, Voice

    Flash Level - High, Normal or Low

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

Sony P32

Movie recording screen in the new "VX" mode which captures VGA resolution (640x480) @ 16fps, the length is limited only by space available on the Memory Stick. The P32 has a microphone and records audio with the movie.

Sony P32

Movie mode options:

    Image Size - 640x480(VX), 160x112 E-mail

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

    Focus - Multi AF, Center AF or 0.5m, 1m, 3m, 7m infinity

    Metering - Multi, Spot

    White Balance - Auto, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Cloudy, Sunny

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

Sony P32

SETUP options - CAMERA menu:

    Moving Image - Sets the mode for the Movie position of the Mode Dial:
      MPEG Movie (VX 640x480) or (E-mail 160x120)
      Clip Motion (capture 2-10 images at 160x120 or 120x108 and save them as an animated 256-color GIF image)
      Multi Burst (shoots 16 - 320x240 frames in a single JPEG file, can select 3 intervals: 1/30, 1/15, 1/8 sec)

    Date/Time - Enable date or time+date stamping on the image

    Red Eye Reduction - Enable/disable the flash Red-Eye mode

    AF Illuminator - Enable/disable the autofocus illuminator

Sony P32

SETUP options - Memory Stick Tool:

    Format - Format the Memory Stick

    File Number - SERIES (sequential auto number) or RESET

    Create REC. Folder - Create a new folder on the Memory Stick to store your images

    Change REC. Folder - Change to a different image folder

Sony P32

SETUP 1 options:

    Power Save - On or Off

    LCD Brightness - Bright, Normal or Dark

    LCD Backlight - Bright, Normal or Dark

    Beep - Enable camera "beep" sounds when buttons are pushed

    Language - Choose From 6 Languages

    Clock Set - OK or Cancel

Sony P32

SETUP 2 options:

    USB Connect - USB protocol, PTP or Normal

    Video Out - NTSC or PAL signal timing

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