Toshiba PDR-3320 Review

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Record Mode Screens and Menus

Toshiba PDR-3320

Typical Auto record mode screen showing there's ample space left on the SmartMedia card, 89 more pictures to be exact. On the bottom is the battery status, forced flash mode icon, selftimer icon, and the time and date.

Toshiba PDR-3320

In Manual Record mode you have access to the settings for White Balance and exposure value (EV) compensation and we have changed the self timer to Macro mode.

Toshiba PDR-3320

White Balance options are Auto, Sunny, Fluorescent 1 and 2 and Incandescent

Toshiba PDR-3320

Exposure Value compensation can be adjusted from +1.5 EV to -1.5 EV (in 1/3 EV steps).

Toshiba PDR-3320

The PDR-3320 can get down to about three inches in Macro mode.

Toshiba PDR-3320

Here's the Record Menu options:

    REC. MODE - Single frame, Multi or Bulb

    PREVIEW - View image after capture, On or Off

    ISO - 100, 200, 400 or B&W (weird place for B&W setting?)

    BULB - Shutter speed for Bulb, 1 or 2 seconds

    SELF TIMER - 2 or 10 seconds

    DISPLAY - Color LCD, On / Off / All

    LCD* - Adjust brightness of LCD display

Toshiba PDR-3320

Turning the Mode Dial to the Setup position gives you access to:

    LANGUAGE - Set the menu language

    SOUND - Turn beep sounds On or Off

    TIME - Set the internal clock (date & time)

    AUTO POWER OFF - Settable for 1, 2 or 3 minutes

    TV - Video out format: NTSC or PAL

    IMAGE No. - Sequential numbering or reset

    DEFAULT - Reset all camera parameters to default.

Playback Mode Screens and Menus

Toshiba PDR-3320

The last picture captured is displayed full screen when you turn the Mode Dial to the Play position. The amount of overlay information is very minimal, only the folder and file number are displayed.

There is no Movie mode on the PDR-3320.

Toshiba PDR-3320

Pressing the center of the 4-way jog switch enables the thumbnail index mode. You can quickly search through your stored images and select one for full screen playback.

Toshiba PDR-3320

You can enlarge the image 3X by pressing the zoom control to the telephoto position. Once the image is magnified you can then scroll around inside of it using the 4- way navigation control. This is good for checking critical focus, color or composition on the small color LCD screen.

Toshiba PDR-3320

Pressing the MENU button while in Play mode brings up this screen of options. You can select the active image folder, start a slideshow, protect images from erasure, resize images or resave them with a lower quality level, control the LCD display. The LCD* option lets you control the brightness of the screen.

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