Toshiba PDR-M700 Review
By Movable Type Admin
Record Screens & Menus
Press the OK button a second time to access the popup menu and select from Scene or Focus
using the 4-way selector. Press it "Up" show the options for each item. Scene mode has
Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Portrait+Landscape, Night Scene or Multi 16-shot mode.
You can also select a focus mode from Auto Focus, Macro, infinity, 1m or 3m.
Pressing the MENU button displays a page of settings for:
DIGITAL ZOOM - Enable or disable digital zoom feature
QUALITY - One Star, Two Stars, Three Stars (more is better quality)
CREATE FOLDER - Create new folder on SD card for images
PICTURE - Settings for color, saturation and sharpness
DISPLAY SETTINGS - Enable post-capture preview and info overlays
LCD BRIGHTNESS - Adjust LCD back light intensity
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.
Manual Record popup menu options:
WB - White balance: (Auto, Sunny, Cloudy, Fluorescent 1 or 2, Incandescent, Preset 1, Preset 2
AE - Metering mode: Center-weighted or Spot
S/C - Drive mode: 1-Shot, High Speed Continuous, Continuous, AE Bracketing 3-frame or 5-frame
FOCUS - Focus mode: Auto, Macro, infinity, 1m, 3m
Pressing the MENU button in Manual Record shows the same options as the Auto menu
shown above, the only difference is there are no Auto ISO options, you select 70,
100, 200 or 400.
The PDR-M700 captures motion video with audio at 15 frames per second. The image size is
fixed at Quarter-VGA (320 x 240), you can select one, two or three "stars" quality. The
length of these movies is limited only by available memory on the SD card.
The Setup menu has options for:
AUTO POWER OFF - 1, 3 or 5 minutes
CUSTOMIZE - Set the LED color/function, change the startup image
LANGUAGE - Set the menu language
VIDEO OUT - Video out format: NTSC or PAL
TIME&DATE - Set the internal clock
SYSTEM - Submenu with Firmware version number, Card Info, Reset all camera parameters to default.
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