Toshiba PDR-T10 Review

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Toshiba PDR-T10



Record & Playback Features & Menus

The LCD screens that you see in this review had to be photographed as there is no video out- port that we normally use to capture the displays with.  LCD monitors on any camera were never designed with enough resolution to be photographed. So we hope you understand why these screen captures are not up to standard.




Toshiba PDR-T10


The typical Record mode info display is superimposed over the viewing area as above unless toggled off by touching the flower icon. In the top left of the viewing area is the red camera icon signaling the record mode followed by the 1/3 full battery icon. Along the right is the Scene control allowing access to 6 scene modes; Auto(as shown), Macro, Portrait, Landscape, Sports, and Night modes. Both sports and landscape turn the flash off. Followed by the access to the Flash control; Auto(as shown), no flash, forced flash, slow sync, red-eye forced or auto red-eye. At the bottom is the self timer control with options for off, 2 or 10 second delay. Across the bottom is 108, the number of photos that can be recorded in the flash card's remaining free space.




Toshiba PDR-T10

Pressing the RECord MENU button brings up these options one screen at a time:

    Color - Recording Color mode: Color, Black & White or Sepia
    Sensitivity - 100, 200, or 400
    Exposure Compensation - "+" or "-" 2 stops in 1/3 stop increments
    White Balance - Auto, Sun, Cool white fluorescent,
            Standard fluorescent, Incandescent, Cloudy
    Picture Quality - High(1600x1200), Standard(1600x1200 higher compression),
            Economy(800x600)
    Preview - ON / OFF of post record review
    LCD Brightness - darker, normal, brighter

Pressing the Play button brings up this series of options:

    Display Change - Changes center info on bottom of LCD: Date & time,
            folder and file number, Recording quality setting
    Slide Show - Play images on card automatically:
            3 or 10 sec. delay per image
    Protect - lock image(s) from deletion
    LCD Brightness - darker, normal, brighter
    DPOF - Set print quantity for DPOF printing

Pressing the SETUP button brings up these options one screen at a time:

    Reset - Reset Camera to default settings
    Language - Set the menu language
    Auto Play Mode - Set delay before camera switches to play mode:
            2 - 30 seconds or OFF
    Date & Time Set - Set the internal clock's date / time
    Sound - Turn beep sounds On or Off
    Touch Sensor - Auto switches from play to record when shutter release pressed:
            ON / OFF
    Auto Power Off - Settable for: 1, 2 or 3 minutes
    Version Info. - Displays firmware version number
    Format - Format SD Media card: Yes / No



Toshiba PDR-T10


The last picture captured is displayed full screen when you touch the button on the lower right of the control screen which toggles modes from record to play. The data displayed is the play mode indicator and battery condition in the upper left. Along the right side is the index mode and delete button. The left and right arrows at the bottom sides is the next or last frame buttons. Between the arrows is displaying the file and frame number which is resettable in the play menu to recorded date and time, or image quality represented by one(1600x1200), two(1600x1200 high compression) or three(800x600) 'clover leaves'.




Toshiba PDR-T10

Pressing the overlaid 'checker board' icon in the play mode enables the thumbnail index mode. You can quickly search through your stored images by touching the navigation arrows at the bottom of the screen and by touching a thumbnail image you can view it in full screen mode. Deleting a highlighted image is accomplished by touching the 'garbage can' icon followed by a confirmation screen.




Toshiba PDR-T10

You can enlarge the image 2X or 4x by pressing the 'magnifying glass' icon to the right outside the viewing area. Once the image is magnified you can then scroll around inside of it. This is good for checking focus, color or composition on the small color LCD screen.




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The PDR-T10 has no optical viewfinder so viewing The LCD in the bright sunshine is an issue. We found the above procedure very effective; cupping the left hand around the LCD and firing the picture with the right.





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