Toshiba PDR-3300 Review
By Movable Type Admin
In Manual Record mode you have access to the full range of exposure control and
capture modes. There's an onscreen histogram as well as display of the shutter
speed, aperture and exposure compensation.
Here's an animated look at the Manual Record options:
WB - White balance (Auto, Sunny, Cloudy, Fluorescent 1 or 2, Incandescent
AE - Metering mode, Matrix or Spot
S/C - Single, Continuous or AE Bracketing
FOCUS - Auto Focus, Macro, 1m, 3m, infinity
In Continuous drive mode the PDR-3300 captures 3 frames at about 1fps, after capture
it prompts you with the above screen display. Here you can individually save or
delete images or save the entire sequence.
Pressing the MENU button in Auto or Manual Record brings up this screen of options:
COLOR - Color mode: Standard, Vivid, Monochrome or Sepia
ISO - Normal (100), 2X (200), or 4X (400)
SHARPNESS - Normal, Soft or Hard
CONTRAST - Normal, Strong or Soft
DIGITAL ZOOM - On or Off
LCD* - Adjust brightness of LCD display
QUALITY - Set default image size and quality for both still and movies
The PDR-3300 is capable of capturing motion video without audio at 15 frames per second. The image size is selectable between Full (320 x 240) and Half (160 x 120) and in either resolution you can select one, two or three "stars" quality.
Maximum video clip lengths for 320x240 are: 30, 45 and 60 seconds
Turning the Mode Dial to the Setup position gives you access to:
SOUND - Turn beep sounds On or Off
TIME&DATE - Set the internal clock
OSD LANGUAGE - Set the menu language
VIDEO OUT - Video out format: NTSC or PAL
QUALITY - Set the image size/quality
FRAME NUMBER - Enable or reset image file numbering
SYSTEM INFO - Submenu with Firmware version number, Card Info, Reset all camera parameters to default.
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