Toshiba PDR-M61 Review
By Movable Type Admin
Record Screens & Menus
A typical Auto Record screen with the overlay data enabled. Upper right is the number
of pictures remaining, the flower icon
indicates Macro closeup mode, the flash is
set to always on (fill mode) and we have a fully charged set of batteries in the camera.
The current time and date is in the lower right corner.
Besides the 3x optical zoom there is also a 2x digital zoom option. If shooting in one
of the 2-megapixel (1792x1200) modes a 896x600 sized image is created as it digitally
magnifies the center of the frame. As is to be expected, the image quality
in digital zoom is slightly degraded.
This is the screen display when you turn the camera on in Manual Record mode. You can
adjust either the white balance or the exposure compensation as shown in the two
frames a little further down.
Pressing the 4-way selector straight in toggles between the display shown above and
the other Manual Record display in the previous frame.
Manual Record mode allows te user to select an exposure value override to
"fine tune" the picture. The EV values are from -1.5 to +1.5 in 0.3 steps.
You can see the exposure change on the color LCD as you vary the EV values.
You can also select a white balance preset in Manual Record. The default is
Automatic but there is also Sunny, Flourescent 1 (red), Flourescent 2 (blue),
Pressing the menu button while in Auto or Manual will bring up the following menu screens.
SET-UP menu optionsThe SETUP menu is enabled via the Mode Dial on top of the camera
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Playback Screens & Menus