Toshiba PDR-T20 Review
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Record & Playback Features & Menus
(These screen shots were photographed directly from the camera's LCD screen.
There is no video out port on the PDR-T20.)
At the bottom of the frame are three touch screen icons (left to right):
Flash control: Auto, forced flash, no flash (shown) and auto red-eye reduction are the options.
Self Timer control: Off, 2 or 10 second delay.
Along the left, off the display area, are three more touch screen icons:
In Playback mode: access to Image magnification(zoomed play) or Thumbnail display.
File Drawer icon(Menu Key): In Record mode: Access to Preview Settings, White Balance, Color
modes, Quality/image size settings, ISO, LCD brightness and Setup.
Trash Can icon(Erase Key): Allows access to Delete image(s) or initialize the SD card.
Pressing the MENU button while in Record brings up these options:
White Balance - Auto, Sun, Cloudy, Fluorescent 1, Fluorescent 2, Incandescent
Color - Recording Color mode: Color, Black & White or Sepia
Picture Quality - High (1600x1200, low compression), Standard (1600x1200, standard compression), Economy (1024x768, standard compression), VGA (640x480, standard compression)
ISO - 100, 200, or 400
LCD Brightness - slider scale w/ 5 steps up or down
Setup - Auto power off(1, 3 or 5 min's), Sound(on/off), Date Setting, Language
Pressing the Menu button while in Play brings up these options:
Paint - allows drawing on or filling in an area of an image with various colors
Information - superimposes following info over images while browsing in play: Date, Time, Image size, File Size, Strobe(on/off), ISO
Protect - lock image(s) from deletion
DPOF - Set print quantity for DPOF printing
LCD Brightness - darker, normal, brighter
Setup - same as Setup on Record Menu(above)
Touching the checker board icon toggles to the Index displaying 6 images at a time. You can
quickly search through your stored images by touching the navigation arrows 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.
You can enlarge the image up to 3.2x(depending on image size it was recorded in) by pressing
the 'magnifying glass' icon to the right in the playback screen. Once the image is magnified
you can then scroll around inside of it using the 4 way navigation control. This is good for
checking focus, color or composition on the small LCD screen.
The PDR-T20 and PDR-T10 have no optical viewfinder so viewing The LCD in the bright sunshine is a considerable issue. We found the above procedure very effective; cupping the left hand around the LCD and firing the picture with the right.The same works for the PDR-T20.
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