Record Screens & Menus

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sony_w570_rec_iauto.gifAbove you can see the W570 in iAuto (intelligent Auto) mode. This is a fully automatic exposure mode that chooses the proper exposure settings for the scene you have framed, however it also adds iSCN (intelligent Scene) technology to also apply additional scene mode settings. This helps produce much more pleasing photographs.

While iAuto is designed to handle everything in the photo taking process for you (other than framing of course), the W570 does still offer some user input; unlike most cameras.  You can still adjust Drive mode, Exposure compensation, Scene Recognition (Auto or Advanced), Smile Detection Sensitivity, Face Detection, etc. Pressing up (DISP) on the 4-way controller will allow you to toggle the different display options (shown above). 


sony_wx10_rec_ready.jpgHalf-pressing the shutter release will show you the screen above (or a similar screen depending on the mode being used). Here we can see iAuto has decided we are framing a macro photography, the active AF marks have locked focus (green rectangles), and the camera has chosen the exposure settings. The lightning bolt icon at the top right also indicates that the flash is charged and will fire.



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If Superior Auto or iAuto aren't enough, you can select from several Scene modes one under the SCN position on the mode dial: High Sensitivity, Soft snap, Landscape, Twilight Portrait, Twilight, Gourmet, Beach, Snow, Fireworks, Pet, Underwater, and Soft Skin.



sony_w570_rec_program.jpgProgram mode is still fully automatic like iAuto, where the camera will choose what it "thinks" are the appropriate exposure settings for the shot being framed, however now you have access to more advanced settings that like ISO, White balance, focus mode, etc.




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Program FUNC. Menu:

  • Easy - Enter Easy mode
  • Image Size - 16M, 10M, 5M, VGA, 12M (16:9), 2M (16:9)
  • Burst Setting - Single or Burst
  • Exposure Value - -2.0 to +2.0
  • ISO - Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
  • White Balance - Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent 1, Fluorescent2, Fluorescent 3, Incandescent, Flash, Custom
  • Focus- Multi AF, Center AF, Spot AF
  • Metering Mode-Multi, Center, Spot 
  • Smile Detection Sensitivity - Big Smile, Normal Smile, Slight Smile
  • Face Detection - Off, Auto, Child Priority, Adult, Priority
  • DRO - Off, Standard, Plus
  • In-Camera Guide - Enter the camera guide
  • Menu- Enter the change shooting settings, Main Settings, Memory Card Tool, Clock Settings




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Sony's "Sweep Panorama" mode allows you to capture panorama images by simply pressing the shutter release once and then moving the camera from side to side or up and down while the camera snaps images, and then combines all of the images it needs to create your final panoramic photo.



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Movie mode allows you to capture MPEG-4 video with mono sound at resolutions of 1280x720 or 640x480. While shooting in 720p HD mode, the camera is able to capture movies up to 29 minutes in length. The W570 gives you access to use the optical zoom while recording your movies, zooming much slower than normal to help ensure the AF system can keep up, and to help reduce noise from the zoom motor.




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Movie Menu:

  • Movie Shooting Scene - Intelligent Auto or Underwater (optional housing needed)
  • Image Size - 720p Fine, 720p Standard, VGA
  • Exposure Value --2.0 to +2.0
  • White Balance - Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent 1, Fluorescent2, Fluorescent 3, Incandescent, Custom
  • Metering Mode - Multi, Center
  • In-Camera Guide - Enter the camera guide
  • Menu - Enter the change shooting settings, Main Settings, Memory Card Tool, Clock Settings



sony_w570_guide.gifFinally, we have the In-Camera help guide. This is an extremely helpful guide that explains the various exposure options and settings offered by the W570. There are six categories to choose from (Shoot/Playback guide, Icon guide, Troubleshooting, Objective guide, Keyword search, and History), each offering a wealth of information to help you "learn" your new camera. This guide is accessible in both record and playback modes.

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