Epson L-500V Review

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Epson L-500V

Record Mode Screens & Menus

(Note: Please excuse the poor quality of these screen captures, the L-500V does not have audio/video output.)

The screen display in the Auto record mode. There is very little information, just the current flash mode, AF frames, and the amount of available space (487 shots) on our SD card. In this mode the camera is totally automatic, you can't even use the Menu button to make changes to settings like image size/quality, etc. You can however change flash modes, use Macro focus mode and activate the self-timer using the 4-way controller.

Epson L-500V

In Manual record mode the icons looks similar to Auto mode, but you now have icons that show image size/quality (*** F) and sensitivity (ISO 100.) When using this mode gives you access to exposure compensation, changing the white balance, setting the ISO speed, Etc.

Epson L-500V

Manual mode Menu options:

    Scene Mode - Normal, Landscape, Portrait, Night View, and Night Portrait

    Resolution - *** 2560x1920, ** 1600x1200, * 640x480

    Quality - Fine, Normal, Economy

    Exp Comp - ±2EV 0.5 EV steps

    ISO Speed - Auto, 100, 200, 400

    White Bal - Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Mercury

    Info Disp - Basic Info, Off

Epson L-500V

Here's the screen when you rotate the Mode dial to the Continuous capture mode position. It allows you to capture up to 3 FPS (when using an optional high-speed SD memory card.)

Epson L-500V

You can record movie clips with audio at resolutions of 640x480, 320x240 or 160x120. You can also choose a quality setting of Fine or Normal. The maximum length of each clip is limited only by the amount of available space on your SD card. Movie clips are recorded in Motion JPEG format and saved as .AVI files. Both the video and audio portion of movies can be replayed on the camera thanks to its large 2.5-inch LCD and built-in speaker.

Epson L-500V

Pressing the Menu button in Movie mode gives you access to these options. Here you choose the Resolution and Quality of your movies. When using its 640x480 Fine mode, it consumes about 1MB per second.

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