This is the screen display when you're in the Auto Select mode. The icons down the left side indicate the programmed modes available:
Across the bottom the icons indicate macro mode (flower), battery status, slow
shutter warning (hand), EV compensation, autofocus lock (green circle), and the
time and date.
When shooting in the sequence mode the camera will temporarily store up to eight
full size images in the memory buffer. You can then selectively store or delete
any or all of the buffered images.
The record screen when you're in the Aperture Priority (Av) mode. The icons down the left indicate the settings for:
The Manual Record screen when you're in the Shutter Priority (Tv) mode.
Everything is the same as in Aperture Priority mode except you use the Up and Down
buttons to change the shutter speed value.
The Record screen when shooting a movie. The time in the upper right is
the maximum movie recording time at the current image size and quality. If using the
Full Fine setting (320x240) you can record up to 60 seconds. If set on the lower
Half Basic setting (160x120) you can record up to 120 seconds. The frame rate in
both resolutions is 15fps.
This is something we've never seen on a digital camera so far. This is the Voice
Recording screen. You can record up to 7 hours of audio. In this mode the camera
only records audio.
This menu comes up whenever the Menu button is pressed in any of the Recording modes. From here you can:
Undocumented Full Manual Controls
The PDR-M70 has full manual controls for the real photography enthusiast. Although the PDR-M70 has default settings for Auto Focus, Shutter Priority and Aperture Priority, you also enable complete manual control too.
Procedure - Full Shutter and Aperture Control
You will know if you were successful if you see a yellow "M" in the top left corner of the LCD display.
Use the Arrows on the ENTER key (Up, Down, Left and Right) to manually adjust the Shutter Speed and Aperture. These settings will be applied to the image during processing and the results can be seen when the image is displayed in PLAYBACK mode.
The camera will automatically return to the default Automatic Settings once the Mode Dial is turned from AV Mode, or once the camera is turned OFF.
Yes, you also have the ability to use a fully manual focus !
The camera must first be in the MANUAL setting with the yellow M on the top left corner of the LCD display. If the camera is not in the manual setting, follow the steps outlined above for Full Shutter & Aperture Control to acheive manual controls.
Note: The camera will probably first appear to be out of focus, since the auto focus has just been temporarily disabled.
To manually focus the camera, PRESS and HOLD the MACRO button while using the ZOOM KEY (W / T) to focus the camera.
You now have complete control of the Shutter, Aperture and Focus of the camera. These settings will be applied to the image during processing and the results can be seen when the image is displayed in PLAYBACK mode.
Follow these steps to find out what version of the Firmware is currently in your camera:
The Firmware version number will appear on the bottom right corner of the LCD Display. This process will also reset all of the default values associated with the current firmware version.
This camera was designed to support firmware updates as features, functions, connections and SmartMedia continue to evolve.
Procedure: Toshiba Imaging Systems Division will post updates on the web site as they are developed. The updates can be downloaded to your system and transferred to the camera by the SmartMedia. The process of updating the firmware in the camera is very much like the process of installing updated programs on a computer, and should not require specialized technical assistance.
The Setup menu is displayed whenever the mode dial is in the Setup position. Options here should be obvious. Auto Power Off is 1, 2 or 3 minutes. Sound controls the beeper noise, Video Out is selectable between NTSC and PAL, Frame Number enables sequential numbering of pictures. Reset will put all camera settings back to factory defaults.
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