Sony DSC-S40 Review
Playback Mode Screens & Menus
(Because the S40 does NOT have a Video Out feature, these screens were captured from the S60, some settings and features may differ.)
Playback screen has icons for battery condition, image size, picture number / total number
of pictures. Across the bottom is the folder name, image file number and time and date.
Pressing the Monitor button toggles the display of the exposure compensation, aperture,
shutter speed (the S40 does Not feature a histogram display.) Press it again to clear all of the overlay
information for playback on the TV screen.
While viewing a picture fullscreen you can toggle the telephoto zoom control and
zoom-in to the image in multiple steps up to 5x. Once magnified you can scroll around
inside of the image using the 4-way selector.
Playback index mode, nine thumbnail size images are displayed per page. You can quickly
search through the stored images and display one full screen.
Movie clip playback screen, audio is replayed through built in speaker.
You can also Divide a movie in playback. This allows you take a larger movie and
separate it into two or more smaller ones, which is very useful when wanting to
send them via email.
Still image playback mode options:
Protect - Protect/unprotect images from accidental erasure
DPOF - Attach DPOF printing information to image(s)
Print - Print All In This Folder, DPOF image, Select, or This image
Slide - Start slideshow, set interval time between images
Resize - Resize image to 5.0M, 3.1M, 1.2M or VGA
Rotate - Rotate portrait mode images for TV display
Divide - Divide MPEG movie clips
Images can be resized to smaller resolutions.
SETUP options - CAMERA 1 / CAMERA 2:
Digital Zoom - Choose from Precision (8x) or Smart zoom
Date/Time - Enable date or time+date stamping on the image
Red Eye Reduction - Enable/disable the flash Red-Eye mode
AF Illuminator - Auto or Off
Auto Review - On/Off, allows you to view an image immediately after it has been captured
Enlarged Icon - Enlarge onscreen icons when selected
SETUP options - Memory Stick Tool:
Create Rec. Folder - Creates the folder in which captured images will be stored
Change Rec. Folder - Allows you to change from created folders
Copy - Copy files between Memory Sticks
Beep - Camera "beep" sounds: Shutter, On, Off
Language - Set the Menu language
Initialize - Reset to default
File Number - SERIES (sequential auto number) or RESET
USB Connect - USB protocol: PTP, Normal, or PictBridge
Video Out - NTSC or PAL signal timing
Clock Set - Set the internal clock
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