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Record Modes & Menu Options

Minolta DiMAGE X50

The DiMAGE X50 is an automatic "point-n-shoot" type camera, the exposure is handled by a Programmed AE system. The white brackets in the center indicate where the autofocus zone is located. Other icons indicate flash mode, image size and quality, drive mode and the approx. number of pictures remaining.

Minolta DiMAGE X50

Sliding the Mode switch to the Portrait/Scene position gives you access to these pre-programmed scene modes: Portrait, Sports, Landscape Portrait, Beach, Super Macro, Night Portrait, and Text.

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The DiMAGE X50 has a very respectable macro focusing capability. The normal focusing range is from 3.9 inches to infinity at all focal lengths. If you need to get even closer, simply select Super Macro mode and get as close as 2.4-inches.

Minolta DiMAGE X50

The Multi frame capture mode lets you record 9 successive images with one push of the shutter release. These images are then saved as one 2560 x 1920 size image.

Minolta DiMAGE X50

Record mode menu options:

    Image size - Choose from 2560x1920, 2084x1536, 1600x1200, and 640x480
    Quality - Fine, Standard, or Economy compression levels
    White Balance - Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, and Fluorescent
    Key Func. - Allows you to pick a function for quick access on the 4-way selector: Flash mode, Exp. comp., Drive mode or White balance.

    Sensitivity - Auto (64-200), 64, 100, 200, 400
    Metering mode - Allows you to change the metering from MultiSegment to Spot
    Exp. comp. - ±2 EV in 1/3 EV steps
    Auto reset - Reset all parameters at power off; On / Off

    Color mode - Choose from Color, Black&White, and Sepia
    Voice memo - On / Off (Record annotation after image capture)
    Date Imprint - On / Off (imprints date/time on image)
    Digital zoom - On / Off
    Inst.Playback - On / Off (review image after capture)

Minolta DiMAGE X50

In Movie mode you can record full motion video in 320 x 240 or 160 x 120 resolution at 15fps without audio. The length of these movies are limited only by the amount of memory on the card being used.

Minolta DiMAGE X50

Minolta DiMAGE X50

Movie Record mode menu:

    Recording mode - Select Movie or Audio
    Frame rate - Choose 30 fps or 15 fps
    Movie mode - Standard movie or Night movie

    White Balance - Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent
    Exposure Compensation - Override metering +/ 2.0EV in 1/3EV increments
    Color mode - Color, Black&White, Sepia

Minolta DiMAGE X50

SETUP menu options

    LCD brightness - Adjust color LCD back light
    Format - Format SD Card
    File # memory - Remembers file number of last image captured (On, Off)
    Folder name - Standard or Date form
    Language - Set camera menu Language

    Audio signals - Select volume of audio 1, 2, Off
    Focus signal - Select focus lock sound theme 1, 2, Off
    Shutter FX - Choose shutter sound theme 1, 2, Off
    Volume - Adjust volume of all camera sounds 1 (low), 2, 3 (high)
    Power save - Auto power off: 1, 3, 5, 10 or 30 minutes

    Reset default - Resets camera functions to factory defaults
    Date/Time set - Set time and date in internal clock
    Video output - NTSC or PAL
    Transfer mode - Data storage, RemoteCamera, or PictBridge

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