Lens barrel controls
On the left side of the camera (on the "lens barrel") are a variety of controls, these cover the majority of camera settings and features thanks to two innovative (if initially awkward) function and effect dials. These are used by turning the dial to the required setting, holding the central button and then turning the control dial (beside the shutter release) at the same time to change that setting's value.
The DiMAGE 7i has a very usable and wide set of focal lengths. It's big 7x optical zoom lens goes from a wide 28 mm equiv. (perfect for architecture / real estate / landscapes / group shots) all the way up to an impressive 200 mm equiv. telephoto. The other nice thing about this particular lens is that the zoom ring is mechanically linked to the zoom mechanism, this means you can change focal length quickly and more precisely. It also has the added effect of making the camera feel more 'SLR like'.
Buttons / Switches
Macro focus mode
Auto Focus / Manual Focus
Sensitivity (ISO equiv.)
Exposure Modes (Settings Dial in PASM position)
Program Auto Exposure (with Program Shift)
Aperture Priority Auto Exposure
Wide: F2.8, F3.5, F4, F4.5, F5.6, F6.7, F8
Shutter Priority Auto Exposure
4, 3, 2, 1.5, 1, 0.7, 0.5, 1/3, 1/4, 1/6, 1/8,
1/10, 1/15, 1/20, 1/30, 1/45, 1/60, 1/90, 1/125, 1/180, 1/250, 1/350,
1/500, 1/750, 1/1000, 1/1500, 1/2000 sec
Full Manual Exposure