Sony DSC-S40 Review

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S40



Playback Mode Screens & Menus



(Because the S40 does NOT have a Video Out feature, these screens were captured from the S60, some settings and features may differ.)

Sony DSC-S40

Playback screen has icons for battery condition, image size, picture number / total number of pictures. Across the bottom is the folder name, image file number and time and date.



Sony DSC-S40

Pressing the Monitor button toggles the display of the exposure compensation, aperture, shutter speed (the S40 does Not feature a histogram display.) Press it again to clear all of the overlay information for playback on the TV screen.



Sony DSC-S40

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.



Sony DSC-S40

Playback index mode, nine thumbnail size images are displayed per page. You can quickly search through the stored images and display one full screen.



Sony DSC-S40

Movie clip playback screen, audio is replayed through built in speaker.





Sony DSC-S40

You can also Divide a movie in playback. This allows you take a larger movie and separate it into two or more smaller ones, which is very useful when wanting to send them via email.



Sony DSC-S40

Still image playback mode options:

    Folder - Change the current image folder

    Protect - Protect/unprotect images from accidental erasure

    DPOF - Attach DPOF printing information to image(s)

    Print - Print All In This Folder, DPOF image, Select, or This image

    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

    Divide - Divide MPEG movie clips





Sony DSC-S40

Images can be resized to smaller resolutions.





Sony DSC-S40

SETUP options - CAMERA 1 / CAMERA 2:

    AF Mode - Single, Monitor, Continuous

    Digital Zoom - Choose from Precision (8x) or Smart 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, allows you to view an image immediately after it has been captured

    Enlarged Icon - Enlarge onscreen icons when selected



Sony DSC-S40

SETUP options - Memory Stick Tool:

    Format - Format the memory card (Memory Stick or CF Type I)

    Create Rec. Folder - Creates the folder in which captured images will be stored

    Change Rec. Folder - Allows you to change from created folders

    Copy - Copy files between Memory Sticks



Sony DSC-S40

SETUP options:

    LCD Backlight - Bright, Normal

    Beep - Camera "beep" sounds: Shutter, On, Off

    Language - Set the Menu language

    Initialize - Reset to default

    File Number - SERIES (sequential auto number) or RESET

    USB Connect - USB protocol: PTP, Normal, or PictBridge

    Video Out - NTSC or PAL signal timing

    Clock Set - Set the internal clock





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