Record Screens & Menus


sony_tx1_rec_iauto.jpgAbove we have iAuto (Intelligent Auto) mode. This is a fully automatic "point-n-shoot" exposure option where the camera chooses all of the exposure settings for optimal photos. Like mentioned above, this is also an intelligent program that analyzes the subject being framed, then chooses the perfect Scene mode settings. There are very few options available, like Flash mode, Smile shutter, Self-timer, Continuous mode, etc. For those who like access to more exposure options, the TX1 also offers a Program AE exposure mode (shown below).

sony_tx1_rec_modes.jpgTo select the camera mode, you simple touch the icon that is directly above the Play "button". You can choose from: iAuto, Sweep Program, Movie Mode, Program, Anti Motion Blur, Hand-held Twilight, and Scene (SCN).

sony_tx1_rec_ready.jpgWhen you half-press the shutter release the AF system activates, and when successful, the focus brackets will turn green (one for each point that is in focus). The camera also displays a green "Focus OK" dot at the bottom left corner along with the aperture value.


Here you can see the limited options when you touch the Menu button in iAuto.


You can also edit this these Rec menus to customize them to better fit your needs.

sony_tx1_rec_program.jpgHere you can see the screen display in Program mode. While fully automatic like iAuto, here you have access to change more advanced settings like ISO, White Balance, etc. The intelligent scene recognition is not active in this mode.


Here you can see all of the available menu options when using Program mode.

Record menu options in Auto mode:

  • Easy Mode - Enter Easy mode
  • Image Size - 10M, 5M, 3M, VGA, 8M (3:2), 7M (16:9), 2M (16:9)
  • Macro - Auto or On
  • Exposure Compensation - ±2EV in 1/3EV Steps
  • iSCN - Auto or Advanced
  • Face Detection - When Touched (tap the LCD when you want focus), Auto, Child or Adult priority
  • Red Eye Reduction - Auto, On, Off
  • Shooting Display Settings - On, Off

sony_tx1_rec_movie.jpgYou can record motion video with audio at 1280x720 (Fine or Standard) or 640x480, with a frame rate of 30fps. To use the HD capabilities of this camera, a Memory Stick Duo Pro card is required. Unlike most digicams that record sound with video, the TX1 allows you to have full use of the 4x optical zoom while recording. These Motion JPEG format videos are saved as .MP4 files.

Above are the image size choices you have when recording movies.

sony_tx1_rec_sweep.jpgHere you can see the Sweep Panorama exposure mode, which allows you to easily create vast landscape type photos which are stitched together in-camera.  

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