Pentax Optio S4 Review

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Playback Modes & Menu Options

The typical playback screen shows: Date/Time image was taken, File Name/File Number and the music note denotes that a sound memo was attached to this image.

Pentax Optio S4

By pressing the Display Button you can show the extended exposure information about the image and a live histogram.

Pentax Optio S4

To view in thumbnail mode press the Wide Angle button of the Zoom Control and go page to page by using the 4-way selector to the left or right.

Pentax Optio S4

You can magnify the image by pressing the Zoom button on the Zoom Control, it will magnify up to 4X. Using the 4-way selector you can move around inside the enlarged image.

Pentax Optio S4

Playback menu options:

    Copy Image & Sound - From internal memory to SD or MMC card
    Resize - Create an image with Lower Resolution and or Quality Level
    Trimming - Crop image to size
    Alarm - Set Time and Image to show when alarm goes off
    Slideshow - Set image play intervals (3,5,10,15,20,25 and 30 sec.)
    Record Memo - On or Off

Pentax Optio S4

You can record an audio memo up to 30 seconds and attach to an image.

Pentax Optio S4

This is the Movie Playback screen. You can play the movie, frame by frame, pause, fast forward or rewind the movie by using the 4-Way Selector

Pentax Optio S4

When traveling to other countries you can choose to have their local time displayed while taking pictures or during playback (Display time in 62 cities & 28 time zones).

Pentax Optio S4

Setup menu options:

    Format - Format MMC or SD card
    Sound - On/Off
    Start-up Screen - On/Off
    Date Style - [mm/dd/yy], [dd/mm/yy] or [yy/mm/dd]
    Date Adjust - Set Date
    World Time - Set World Time

    Language - Set user Language
    Vidio Out - NTSC or PAL
    Sleep Timeout - Off, 30sec., 1min. or 2min.
    Auto Power Off - Off, 3min. or 5min.
    Quick Delete - On/Off
    Quick Zoom - On/Off

    Fn Setting - Register frequentiy used functions for quick recall on the 4-Way Selector
    Reset - Reset to Default

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