Sony DSLR-A200 Review

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Sony DSLR-A200

Playback Features

Pressing the Play button brings up the last image stored full screen on the LCD. The image size and quality is in the upper right corner, down in the lower left are the shutter speed, aperture and date&time of the exposure. Upper left is the folder/file number, and at the lower right is the ISO speed and frame number of the total number of images stored on the memory card.

Sony DSLR-A200

Pressing the DISPlay butting allows you so see all of the exposure details. The current image is displayed with a light and RGB histogram, exposure mode used, image size/quality, shutter speed, aperture, ISO, exposure compensation, metering mode, focal length, creative mode used, white balance, and the d-range setting.

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There are two Index screens available. The one on the left is activated by pressing the DISPlay button, is shows 5 small thumbnails along with a sixth enlarged thumbnail for examination. The typical Index screen on the right is activated by pressing the Exposure Compensation button. These thumbnail/preview modes allow you to quickly search and examine your stored photos. To search through them, you simply use the left/right/up/down buttons of the 8-way controller. Pressing the DISPlay button again will display the image only, without any overlay information.

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Press the AEL button to go into Zoom-Playback mode, and enlarge an image up to 12x for critical inspection. You then scroll around the enlarged image using the 8-way controller buttons, and change the degree of magnification using the + (AEL) and - (Exp comp) buttons on the back. A locator is displayed at the top right corner, indicating the portion of the image that is displayed. Pressing the center button of the 4- way controller redisplays the entire image area with an orange rectangle to illustrate the enlarged area.

Sony DSLR-A200

Pressing the Fn button enables the image rotate feature.

Sony DSLR-A200

The Play Menu has options to Delete images, Format the memory card, Protect/Unprotect images, select images for DPOF printing, enable Date imprint, create an index print, Play back display options (Manual or Auto rotate), slide show, and slide show interval.

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