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Rear of Camera Controls

On the rear of the SLR/c we have a row of photographic settings along the top of the camera (described on the previous page; HOTKEY, ISO, AE-Lock, Exposure compensation / AF Zone). On the main back of the camera is the LCD monitor, to the left are three buttons, to the right three more and the 4-way controller.

Buttons

Button
 
Description
MENU

Enter menu

Pressing the MENU button with nothing displayed or an image in playback enters the camera menu, pressing MENU while in menu mode switches back to play mode (whether or not you were in it in the first place). The SLR/c is a shooting priority camera which means no matter what you are doing on the LCD monitor you can always take another shot.

NAV+

NAV+

Pressing NAV+ with nothing on the monitor displays the last viewed image with the NAV+ overlay bar along the bottom. Hold NAV+ and press up or down to navigate folders, hold NAV+ and press left or right to jump ten images at a time.

STATUS

Digital Status

Press and hold to modify any of the settings on the digital status LCD (small LCD panel on the rear of the camera). Hold STATUS and press up, down, left or right to navigate the options on the status LCD, let go to change a setting value. Note that while you perform setting changes the corresponding LCD menu option is displayed on the LCD monitor. The available settings are:

• White balance
• ISO sensitivity
• CF card format / options
• SD/MMC card format / options
• Aspect Ratio
• JPEG quality
• RAW resolution
• JPEG resolution

Cancel / LCD off

Cancels the current setting change or leaves play or menu mode (turns off LCD monitor).
Delete

With an image shown on the LCD monitor pressing this button displays a five option delete menu (listed below), press OK to confirm the deletion.

• Image (default)
• All on cards
• Untagged in folder
• Untagged on cards
• All in folder
Tag / Record

A short press of this button displays the tag options menu (Tag / Untag image, Print Tag / Untag). Slightly confusing is that the option menu doesn't change to reflect the current tag status of the image. A longer press of this button starts the audio annotation recorder which continues recording as long as you hold the button, the annotation is then 'attached' to the image by giving the WAV file the same filename as the image.
4-way controller

In shooting mode where AF point selection is enabled the 4-way controller is used to choose AF points. In playback mode this control reverts to image navigation / menu movement. The 4-way controller can be locked by turning the small lever below the dial to the 'L' position. Unfortunately the 4-way controller lock is a physical lock which disables the controller for use in menus too.
OK Play / Confirm

If the LCD monitor is off pressing this button enters play mode. The OK button is also used to select areas in zoom modes / confirm menu options or settings.


Front of camera controls

On the front of the camera there is only one photographic control and that is the depth of field preview button, pressing this button stops the lens down to the selected (or metered) aperture allowing the photographer to preview the depth of field of the final shot (obviously the viewfinder view becomes dimmer when the lens is stopped down).

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