Rear of camera controls
The rear of the camera has a relatively straightforward layout, the AE/AF-L button and zoom controller located strategically 'under your thumb'. Below this four buttons and the 4-way controller beside the LCD monitor. Note that the 4-way controller has an integrated 'SET' button in its center.
Auto Exposure / Auto Focus Lock
|W / T||Zoom
Changes the lens focal length, there are a total of 20 steps (more than average) between wide angle and telephoto.
Press Tele to magnify the image or Wide to enter a thumbnail index mode (two levels, either 2x2 or 3x3).
Enters the current mode menu (all menus described in detail later in this review).
|AF||Auto Focus / Manual
Hold the AF button and roll the command dial to focus manually, there are a total of 71 manual focus positions between 1 cm and Infinity. A single press of the AF button selects an Auto Focus mode (listed below).
Auto Focus (normal range)
Infinity Focus (locked)
Macro Auto Focus
Macro Auto Focus & Self-timer
Erase the currently displayed image, requires confirmation from a Yes/No dialog.
Press once for a quarter size 'quick review' of the last shot, press again for a shooting priority play mode.
Create a 'Small Picture' copy of the current image (for e-mail etc.) The size of image created can be preset to 640 x 480, 320 x 240 or 160 x 120.