Sony DSC-T30 Review

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T30



Playback Mode Screens & Menus



Sony DSC-T30

Here you can see a typical Playback screen with icons for battery condition, continuous playback time (456 min.) protected image, image size, picture number / total number of pictures. Across the bottom is the folder name, image file number and time and date the image was captured.



Sony DSC-T30

Pressing the Monitor button toggles the display of the exposure compensation (0EV), ISO speed (80), flash mode (Forced Off), white balance (AWB), shutter speed (500), aperture (F5.6) and the histogram graph. Press it again to clear all of the overlay information for slideshow playback on the TV screen.



Sony DSC-T30

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-T30

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.



Sony DSC-T30

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 - PictBridge USB direct printing (see next frame)

    Slide - Start slideshow, set interval time between images

    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





Sony DSC-N1

Using the PRINT option the T30 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. (Note: DSC-N1 shown above)



Sony DSC-N1

The Slide Show function is quite unique, it creates an automated playback of your images with your choice of transitions (simple, nostalgic, stylish, active) and music tracks which are ideal for playback on the LCD but they look even better on your big screen TV.

Click here to download and play an example of an actual slide show with pictures, transitions and music (6.2MB Windows WMV file)



Sony DSC-T30

The Resize option lets you create a smaller image when needed. A 7-megapixel image can be down-sized to 5M, 3M, 2M or VGA size.



Sony DSC-T30

The Rotate option lets you rotate portrait mode images for correct playback on the LCD or TV screen.



Sony DSC-T30

Movies are played back full-screen, audio is replayed through the speaker.





Sony DSC-T30

The Divide option allows you to edit the length of movie clips.





Sony DSC-T30

SETUP menu:

    AF Mode - Single, Monitor (continuous AF when LCD is on)

    Digital Zoom - Enable or disable the Smart or Precision digital zoom

    Function Guide - On or Off

    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)

    Steady Shot - Image stabilization: Shooting or Continuous

    Format - Format the Memory Stick

    CreateREC.Folder - Create a new folder for storing images

    ChangeREC.Folder - Select a different folder

    Copy - Copy pictures to/from internal memory and MS Duo card

    Download Music - Load music files for slideshows

    Format Music - Format the memory area used by music files

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

    Language - Menu language

    Initialize - Reset all settings 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




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