Toshiba PDR-5300 Review

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Toshiba PDR-5300




Record Screens & Menus

Toshiba PDR-5300


The Auto Record mode is the Point-n-Shoot simple mode. You can change image size and quality, sharpness, contrast and color mode. You can also choose from Single, Continuous, AE Bracketing or Interval drive modes. See the menu below.




Toshiba PDR-5300

When you half-press the shutter button the camera sets the white balance and exposure value, the autofocus is successful will show the AF target marks in blue.




Toshiba PDR-5300

Pressing the MENU button in Auto brings up this screen of options:

    SIZE - 2560x1920, 2048x1536, 1280x960, 640x480
    QUALITY - One, two or three "stars" - more stars is better
    SHARPNESS - Normal, Soft or Hard
    CONTRAST - Normal, Strong or Soft
    COLOR - Color mode: Standard, Vivid, Monochrome or Sepia
    CAPTURE MODE - Single, Continuous, AE Bracketing
    VOICE MEMO - Enable voice memo for still image capture
    LCD BRIGHT - Adjust brightness of LCD display
    DIGITAL ZOOM - Enable/disable digital zoom feature
    PREVIEW - Display picture just captured on LCD for 2 seconds
    INTERVAL - Enable interval recording




Toshiba PDR-5300

In Program AE, TV, AV, Manual modes you have access to the full range of exposure options including white balance, ISO, exposure compensation and more.




Toshiba PDR-5300

Here's an animated look at all of the Record mode screens.





Toshiba PDR-5300

In Program, Tv, Av, Manual you also have these options:

    WHITE BALANCE - Auto, incandescent, fluorescent, daylight, cloudy, manual
    COLOR - Color mode: Standard, Vivid, Monochrome or Sepia
    METERING - Center or Spot
    ISO - Auto or 100, 200, or 400
    MANUAL WB - Set up the manual white balance temperature




Toshiba PDR-5300

The macro focus mode covers from 9 cm (wide) to infinity, 30cm to infinity (tele). There is also fixed focus at 1 m, 3 m and infinity.




Toshiba PDR-5300

The PDR-5300 is capable of capturing motion video with 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
Maximum video clip lengths for 160x120 are: 90, 120 and 180 seconds




Toshiba PDR-5300

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

    CARD INFO - Tells how much space is left on SD card
    FR NO RESET - Reset image file numbering
    FORMAT - Format the SD card
    SOUND - Turn sounds On or Off
    BEEP - Turn beep sounds On or Off
    AUTO OFF - Settable for 1, 2 or 3 minutes
    TIME&DATE - Set the internal clock
    SYS RESET - Reset all settings to default
    LANGUAGE - Set the menu language
    VIDEO OUT - Video out format: NTSC or PAL
    SYSTEM INFO - Submenu with Firmware version number





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