Sony DSC-T30 Review
By Movable Type Admin
Playback Mode Screens & Menus
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.
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.
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:
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
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)
Click here to download and play an example of an actual slide show with pictures, transitions and music
(6.2MB Windows WMV file)
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.
The Rotate option lets you rotate portrait mode images for correct playback on the
LCD or TV screen.
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
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