Sony Mavica CD400 Review


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Sony Mavica CD400


Playback Modes & Menu Options







A typical playback screen as viewed on the color LCD. Icons shown for battery condition (both graphical and time left in minutes), image size and quality, picture number / total number of pictures with a graphic displaying remaining disc space. Across the bottom is the folder name, image file number and time and date.




Sony Mavica MVC-CD400

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.




Sony Mavica MVC-CD400

Playback index mode, nine thumbnail size images are displayed per page. You can quickly search through the stored images and display one fullscreen.



Sony MVC-CD400

While in Index mode you can call up two pages of image information, the first screen displays the aperture, shutter speed, exposure compensation and ISO speed.



Sony MVC-CD400

The second information screen displays the metering, flash mode and the white balance setting.




Sony Mavica MVC-CD400

The 320 x 240HQx movies playback fullscreen, the 320 x 240 and 160 x 112 standard mode movies playback in smaller windows.




Sony Mavica MVC-CD400

Play mode menu options:

    DELETE - Erase image

    PROTECT - Protect/unprotect image

    PRINT - embed DPOF printing information

    SLIDE - start slideshow, set interval time

    RESIZE - Resize to copy image (2272x1704, 1600x1200, 1024x768, 640x480)

    ROTATE - Rotate portrait mode images





SETUP Menu Screens

Sony Mavica MVC-CD400

Page 1 of the SETUP menu are the DISC TOOLS for finalizing, formatting, initializing, and the CD-R and CD-RW discs.




Sony Mavica MVC-CD400 Page 2 are the CAMERA settings for the SCeNe position of the Mode Dial (Twilight, Landscape or Portrait), MOVIE function (MPEG movie or ClipMotion), enable Date/Time stamping, enable Digital Zoom, select the step of the AE Bracketing (+/- 1.0, 0.7 or 0.3EV), enable Red Eye Reduction on the flash, and enable the AF Illuminator




Sony Mavica MVC-CD400
Page 3 is the SETUP 1 options for sequentially numbering the files or resetting the numbers with each new disc used. Enabling the option for using a Conversion Lens, setting the menu language (English or Japanese) and setting the time and date of the internal clock.




Sony Mavica MVC-CD400
Page 4 is the SETUP 2 options for adjusting the LCD brightness and backlight, enabling the BEEP sound for buttons or just the shutter, format of the Video Out signal (NTSC or PAL), and setting the mode for the USB port.






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