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Record menu

Pressing the MENU button while in one of the record modes displays the record menu over the live preview image. Many of the options which were previously in the cameras menu have now been moved to external button controls. This has made the menu appear much tidier than on older Cybershot digital cameras. In the captures below a black background was used for clarity, normally you would see the live view image 'behind' the menus.

Selects one of four ISO sensitivity settings:
400
200
100
Auto (ISO 100 - 320)

Selects one of five image sizes:

2560 x 1920 (Native resolution)
2560 x 1712 (Native 3:2 cropped)
2048 x 1536 (down-sampled)
1280 x 960 (down-sampled)
640 x 480 (down-sampled)

Select the compression level for JPEG image format:

Fine (approx. 2.2 MB @ 2560 x 1920)
Standard (approx. 1.2 MB @ 2560 x 1920)

Select output image type:

TIFF (14,403 KB RGB TIFF)
VOICE (JPEG + 5 sec MPEG audio)
E-MAIL (JPEG + 640 x 480 JPEG)
BURST 3 (3 JPEG's @ 2.8 fps)
NORMAL (JPEG)

Adjust the flash output power up or down a single level, this does not affect the exposure values (shutter speed / aperture) but simply controls the amount of power supplied to the flash.

Allows you to select a picture effect to be applied to the image after it's taken, the live preview changes to reflect the selected picture effect:

SOLARIZE
SEPIA
NEGATIVE ART
OFF (Normal colour)

 

Allows you to control the camera's internal sharpening algorithm +/- two levels, sharpening is normally applied by a digital camera after the CFA Bayer interpolation stage, this allows you to control the amount of sharpening applied.

 

Record menu: Other exposure modes

Scene mode - scene type:

Twilight
Landscape
Portrait

Movie mode - resolution / type:

320 (HQ) - 320 x 240 High Quality (limited)
320 x 240 - MPEG EX (only limited by space)
160 x 112 - MPEG EX (only limited by space)


Play Menu

The play menu is relatively simple offering a limited number of options which appear along the bottom of the review image, detailed below.

DELETE Deletes the current image, requires confirmation
PROTECT Toggles protection flag for current image (read-only attribute)
PRINT Toggles the printing flag for the current image (updates a DPOF text file on the Memory Stick), can only be used with DPOF compatible printers
SLIDE Commences a slide show of all images on the Memory Stick, allows you to select delay times of 3, 5, 10, 30 or 60 secs and if the slideshow repeats
COPY Allows you to copy the current image to another Memory Stick
RESIZE Create a resized copy of the current image: 2048 x 1536, 1600 x 1200, 1280 x 960, 640 x 480
ROTATE Rotate the current image 90 degrees left or right, doesn't actually rotate the JPEG file but rather flags the image rotation in the EXIF header (only understood by the camera)
DIVIDE Allows you to edit the current movie and divide it into multiple movie files
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Photoman

The F717 was my first digital camera and loved it!

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oohaah

Arguably, still, a cool camera!

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Spectro

one of sony greatest hit camera.

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