Sony DSC-V1 Review

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-V1

Playback Mode Screens & Menus

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.

Sony DSC-V1

Pressing the Monitor button toggles the display of the exposure compensation, aperture, shutter speed and the histogram graph. Press it again to clear all of the overlay information for playback on the TV screen.

Sony DSC-V1

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.

Sony DSC-V1

Playback index mode, nine thumbnail size images are displayed per page. You can quickly search through the stored images and display one full screen.

Sony DSC-V1

While in Index mode you can call up two pages of image information, the first screen displays the aperture, shutter speed, exposure compensation and ISO speed.

Sony DSC-V1

The second information screen displays the metering and flash mode and the white balance setting.

Sony DSC-V1

Movie clip playback screen, audio is replayed through built in speaker.

Sony DSC-V1

Still image playback mode options:

    Folder - Change the current image folder

    Protect - Protect/unprotect images from accidental erasure

    DPOF - Attach DPOF printing information to image(s)

    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

Sony DSC-V1

SETUP options - CAMERA menu:

    Moving Image - Sets the mode for the Movie position of the Mode Dial: MPEG Movie, ClipMotion or MultiBurst

    AF Mode - Single, Monitor, Continuous

    Smart Zoom - Enable or disable the 4x digital zoom

    Date/Time - Enable date or time+date stamping on the image

    Red Eye Reduction - Enable/disable the flash Red-Eye mode

    Hologram AF - Auto or Off

    Bracket Step - Set the step value at 1.0, 0.7 or 0.3EV

    Hot Shoe - Enable or disable the flash hot shoe contact

    Zoom Lever - Set the direction of the zoom lens control lever

Sony DSC-V1

SETUP menu options:

    Format - Format the Memory Stick

    File Number - SERIES (sequential auto number) or RESET

    CreateREC.Folder - Create a new folder for storing images

    ChangeREC.Folder - Select a different folder

    Power Save - On or Off

    LCD Brightness - Bright, Normal or Dark

    LCD Backlight - Bright, Normal or Dark

    Beep - Camera "beep" sounds: Shutter, On, Off

    Language - Menu language

    Clock Set - Set the internal clock

    USB Connect - USB protocol, PTP or Normal

    Video Out - NTSC or PAL signal timing

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