Minolta DiMAGE 7i Review

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Playback Modes & Menu Options

A typical Play mode screen. When you turn the Command Dial to the Play position the last image captured is displayed full screen with overlay data for file folder and number, image resolution and quality, time and date. This same display is also shown when using the QuickView function from Record mode.

Minolta DiMAGE 7i

Pressing the "i+" button in the center of the display switch toggles between the full screen display, full screen w/out overlay and the index mode shown above. From the menu you can select to display 4 or 9 thumbnail images per screen.

Minolta DiMAGE 7i

When an image is displayed full screen in Play or QuickView mode you can press the Up switch to display the histogram along with the shutter speed, aperture, white balance setting, ISO speed and exposure compensation.

Minolta DiMAGE 7i

The full screen playback image can be enlarged 2x, 2.5x or 4x by pressing the magnification button and then using the up or down portion of the 4-way controller. To scroll around inside of it, press the center button and then use the 4-way selector, press the center button again to go back to zoom mode.

Minolta DiMAGE 7i

Movie clips can be viewed on the EVF, LCD or a television if you have hooked up the audio-video cable. The audio portion can be heard on the internal speaker when played back in-camera.

Minolta DiMAGE 7i

Minolta DiMAGE 7i

The Play mode menu:


    Delete - Delete current frame, marked frames or all frames

    Format - Format the CF card

    Lock - Lock (protect) current frame, marked frames, all frames

    Index format - Display 4 or 9 thumbnail images in index mode


    Slideshow - Start automatic playback

    Play - Select frames for slideshow

    Duration - Select the duration each image is displayed

    Repeat - Repeat when last image is displayed


    Print - Set DPOF printing information

    Index Print - Print index sheet

    Cancel print - Remove DPOF information

    Copy - Copy images between CF cards using camera memory

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