Epson L-500V Review

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Epson L-500V

Playback Screens & Menus

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

When you rotate the Mode dial to the Playback position, the last picture taken is displayed. You can move backward or forward through the images using the LEFT and RIGHT buttons. The amount of overlay information displayed is controlled by the Info Disp function in the playback menu. This frame shows the "Basic" information, across the bottom is 6/12 which means image 6 of 12 total, and the time/date of capture.

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Choosing the "Detailed info" option enables the extended exposure information screen. Here you can see icons for exposure compensation, ISO speed, white balance, file number, scene mode used, flash mode, image size/quality, aperture, and shutter speed.

Epson L-500V

You can quickly search through stored images using the Index playback function which is actuated by pressing the Wide zoom control button. Twelve thumbnail size images will be displayed and you can select one using the 4-way controller and then pressing the OK or Telephoto zoom buttons.

Epson L-500V

The image can be magnified up to 20x in 1x steps by pressing the telephoto zoom button. Once the image is enlarged at any step, you can move around inside of it using the 4-way controller.

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Movie clips are played back full screen with audio thanks to the built-in speaker. Once you start playing a clip, you get "VCR-like" buttons to control the playback.

Epson L-500V

Pressing the MENU button brings up this page of options. You can delete images (One, All, Group), start a slide show, record a sound memo, adjust the amount of exposure information, and rotate an image for proper display.

Epson L-500V

Page one of the Setup Menu:

    Qk View/Sd Memo - On, Off, or Sound memo on

    LCD Brightness - Choose from 8 levels of brightness

    Digital zoom - On/Off

    Auto power off - 1, 3, 5, or 20 minutes

    Startup Screen - Off, Epson Logo, or My Image

    Format - Format the SD memory card

    Reset All - restore to factory default

Epson L-500V

Page two of the Setup Menu:

    Date/Time - Set the date and time of the internal clock

    File No. Reset - On/Off

    Language - Choose language to be displayed on menus, etc.

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The Sound menu allows you to turn camera sounds on or off as well as choose the type and volume of sounds for specific camera functions.

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