Sony DSC-W5 Review

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W5

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.

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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.

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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-W5

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

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

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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.

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Playback menu options:

    Folder - Change the current image folder

    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 7M, 5.0M, 3M, 1M or VGA

    Rotate - Rotate portrait mode images for TV display

    Divide - Divide MPEG movie clips

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Images can be resized to smaller resolutions.

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SETUP options - CAMERA 1 / CAMERA 2:

    AF Mode - Single, Monitor (continuous when LCD is on)

    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

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SETUP options - Memory Stick Tool:

    Format - Format the memory card (Memory Stick or CF Type I)

    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

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SETUP options:

    LCD Backlight - Bright, Normal

    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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