Sony Mavica FD97 Review

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Sony MVC-FD97

Record Modes & Menu Options




Sony FD97

A typical record screen as viewed on either the EVF or the color LCD. Icons shown for battery condition (both graphical and time left in minutes), lightning bolt indicates the flash is in the forced on mode, image size and quality, number of pictures remaining at current size/quality and a graphical icon of the Memory Stick itself, the "hand" icon means that the SteadyShot stabilizer is on and the "+" in the center of the frame tells you that the spot metering feature is enabled.



Sony MVC-FD97

Here's the screen display when the auto focus is turned off. When you adjust the focus manually using the ring on the end of the lens the display is enlarged to aid in critical focusing and the distance is indicated numerically.



Sony MVC-FD97

Pressing the PROGRAM button on the side allows you to cycle through the available exposure modes by using the "-" and "+" buttons. Available modes are: automatic, night, night+, landscape, portrait and shutter speed and aperture priority.



Sony MVC-FD97

Record mode menu options:

    Self-timer - Enable the 10-second self-timer

    EFFECT - Picture Effects: Solarize, B&W, Sepia, Negative art
    Date/Time: Stamp date and time or just time on the photo

    FILE - Format (Memory Stick or Floppy), File Number (Sequential numbering or Off), Clip motion (160x120 or 80x72 size), Image Size (1600x1200, 1600 3:2, 1024x768 or 640x480), Record Mode (Normal, Email, Voice, Text, TIFF)

    CAMERA - Digital Zoom (On/Off), Sharpness (+/-2), Flash Level (High, Normal, Low), Exposure (+/-2EV)

    SETUP - Video Out (NTSC or PAL), Language (English/Japanese), Clock Set, Beep (On, Off, Shutter), LCD brightness adjustment





Sony MVC-FD97

Movie mode recording screen display. The selected image size (320 or 160) is indicated along with the recording time (5, 10 or 15 sec) and the green STBY means it is ready to record, this turns red and says REC when it is recording.



Sony MVC-FD97

Movie mode menu options:

    Self-timer - Enable the 10-second self-timer

    EFFECT - Picture Effects: Solarize, B&W, Sepia, Negative art

    FILE - Format (Memory Stick or Floppy), File Number (Sequential numbering or Off), Image Size (320x240, 160x112), Record Time (5, 10, 15 secs)

    CAMERA - Exposure (+/-2EV)

    SETUP - Video Out (NTSC or PAL), Language (English/Japanese), Clock Set, Beep (On, Off, Shutter), LCD brightness adjustment







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