Pentax Optio S 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 recording was made for this image.

Pentax Optio S

By pressing the Display Button you will bring up all this great information about the image and a live histogram.

Pentax Optio S

To view the nine tiny thumbnails just press the Wide Angle Button on the Zoom Control on the top of the camera and toggle through the images by using the 4-Way Selctor to the left or right.

Pentax Optio S

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 S

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.)

Pentax Optio S

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

Pentax Optio S

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

Pentax Optio S

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 S

Setup menu options:

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      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

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      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

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

      Reset - Reset to Default

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