Top of camera controls
The top of the camera is so simple there's really no explanation required, a power button and the shutter release. Clean, simple and easy to understand. My only comment would be that I'm not sure putting the power and shutter release buttons right next to each other was such a good idea, and both press buttons too.
Rear of camera controls
All of the camera controls are to be found on the back, along the top are focus and flash buttons, the main mode switch and zoom controller. Below this is the 4-way controller and ENTER button, along the bottom the display mode and menu buttons. Kudos for the mode switch, it makes quickly flicking between record and play quick and easy.
|SET UP||Set up mode
Switches to a full screen menu which allows you change various camera settings such as date, focus mode, digital zoom etc. (detailed later)
Immediately displays the last image taken (or on the MMC card). In play mode the front red LED lights (for some reason).
The camera's single record mode.
Switches between different flash modes:
Auto flash + redeye reduction
|Zoom wide angle
Record mode: Zooms lens towards wide angle (38 mm equiv.)
Play mode: Cancel magnified view
Record mode: Zooms lens towards telephoto (76 mm equiv.)
Play mode: Enter magnify view mode (2x), can scroll using 4-way controller
Record mode: Up/Down - change monitor view (detailed info, basic info)
Play mode: Up/Down - display exposure information, Left/Right - browse through images
Menus: Navigate around menu / choose option.
|Enter / Confirm
Record / Play modes: Brightness control.
Menus: Confirm menu selection.
Record mode: Switch monitor LCD on or off.
Enter / leave current mode menu.