Sony DSLR-A200 Review
Pressing the Play button brings up the last image stored full screen on the LCD. The image size and
quality is in the upper right corner, down in the lower left are the shutter speed, aperture and date&time
of the exposure. Upper left is the folder/file number, and at the lower right is the ISO speed and frame
number of the total number of images stored on the memory card.
Pressing the DISPlay butting allows you so see all of the exposure details. The current image is displayed
with a light and RGB histogram, exposure mode used, image size/quality, shutter speed, aperture, ISO,
exposure compensation, metering mode, focal length, creative mode used, white balance, and the d-range
There are two Index screens available. The one on the left is activated by pressing the DISPlay button, is
shows 5 small thumbnails along with a sixth enlarged thumbnail for examination. The typical Index screen on
the right is activated by pressing the Exposure Compensation button. These thumbnail/preview modes allow
you to quickly search and examine your stored photos. To search through them, you simply use the
left/right/up/down buttons of the 8-way controller. Pressing the DISPlay button again will display the
image only, without any overlay information.
Press the AEL button to go into Zoom-Playback mode, and enlarge an image up to 12x for critical inspection.
You then scroll around the enlarged image using the 8-way controller buttons, and change the degree of
magnification using the + (AEL) and - (Exp comp) buttons on the back. A locator is displayed at the top
right corner, indicating the portion of the image that is displayed. Pressing the center button of the 4-
way controller redisplays the entire image area with an orange rectangle to illustrate the enlarged area.
Pressing the Fn button enables the image rotate feature.
The Play Menu has options to Delete images, Format the memory card, Protect/Unprotect images, select
images for DPOF printing, enable Date imprint, create an index print, Play back display options (Manual or
Auto rotate), slide show, and slide show interval.
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