Record Screens & Menus

By Matt Metzker

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The Sony W330 has four options for shooting. iAuto, Program, Scene and SteadyShot.




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Above is what the Program mode looks like. This mode offers the most amount of control over how a picture is shot in regards to setting the ISO, Image Size, Exposure Value, White Balance and AF.



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iAuto mode will automatically choose a scene shooting mode that best suits what you are trying to photograph. In this mode there are some settings that can be changed, and a few options that are not available in Program mode such as; iScene, Smile Detection Sensitivity and Face Detection.

sony_w330_rec_easy_mode_anim.gifEasy Mode is exactly what its monicker proclaims. You could not get any simpler, but keep in mind, with the exception of the flash there are no settings to change.




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when the shutter release is half-pressed, the camera goes into a rec-ready mode. This is where the camera will auto focus and/or choose a scene depending on the mode your in. When all is in focus you will hear a beep and the green dot will appear in the lower left corner.


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When the camera is in Scene mode, there are 10 different scene options:

These include:

  • ISO High Sensitivity
  • Soft Snap
  • Landscape
  • Twilight Portrait
  • Twilight
  • Gourmet
  • Pet
  • Beach
  • Snow
  • Underwater



sony_w330_rec_display_anim.gif There are three different options on what is seen in the LCD display. The first selection is a bright screen with no shooting information listed. The next is a bright screen with shooting information listed on the LCD, and last is a less bright screen with shooting information. A grid can be activated via the camera menu.


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Program FUNC. Menu:

  • Shooting Mode - iAuto, Program, Scene, SteadyShot
  • Easy -Easy shooting mode
  • Image Size - 14M, 10M, 5M, VGA
  • Burst Settings - Single, Burst
  • Exposure Value - -2.0 to +2.0
  • ISO - 80, 100, 200, 400, 800
  • White Balance - Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Flourescent 1, Flourescent2, Flourescent 3, Incandescent, Flash
  • Focus- Multi AF, Center AF, Spot AF
  • Metering Mode-Multi, Center, Spot
  • Smile Detection Sensitivity - Big Smile, Normal Smile, Slight Smile
  • Face Detection -Focus, Spot AF
  • Menu- Enter the change shooting settings, Main Settings, Memory Card Tool, Clock Settings




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Pictured here is the Movie Mode. Video can be captured in either VGA or QVGA. VGA is suitable for viewing on a television, QVGA is smaller for use on places like YouTube or as e-mail attachments.

Both the video and audio portion of movies can be replayed on the camera thanks to the built-in speaker. Full audio-video playback is also possible when connected to a TV monitor or a compatible PC after downloading.



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Movie Menu:

  • Image Size - VGA, QVGA
  • Exposure Value --2.0 to +2.0
  • White Balance - Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Flourescent 1, Flourescent2, Flourescent 3, Incandescent
  • Metering Mode - Multi, Center
  • Menu - Enter the change shooting settings, Main Settings, Memory Card Tool, Clock Settings




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Record Menu:

  • AF Frame - Face AiAF, Fixed Frame
  • Frame Size - Normal, Small
  • Digital Zoom - Standard, Off,1.4x, 2.3x
  • AF-Point Zoom -  On, Off
  • Servo AF - On, Off
  • AF-Assist Beam - On or Off
  • Flash Settings - Red Eye Correction, Red Eye Lamp
  • i-Contrast - Auto, Off
  • Review - Off, 2-10 second, Hold
  • Review Info - Off, Detailed, Focus Check
  • Blink Detection - On, Off
  • Display Overlay - Off, Grid Lines, 3:2 Guide, Both
  • Icon Layout - Change icon layout for shooting
  • IS Mode - Continuous, Shoot Only, Panning, Off
  • Date Stamp - Off, Date, Date & Time

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