Toshiba PDR-M81 Review
By Movable Type Admin
You can change the image size or quality, the focus or flash mode but all other
exposure settings are controlled automatically by the camera.
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
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
The PDR-M81 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).
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
SYSTEM INFO - Submenu with Firmware version number, Card Info, Reset all camera parameters to default.
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