Rear of camera controls
On the rear of the camera the control layout is fairly logical, three settings buttons at the top left, the zoom controller at the top right, the jog dial located 'under your thumb' and three more buttons and the 4-way controller beside the LCD monitor. The DSC-V1 has a fairly unique zoom controller, the direction for wide / tele can be swapped via the Setup menu.
Buttons / Controls
Exposure Compensation / Thumbnail view
Auto / Manual Focus
|AE LOCK||Auto-Exposure Lock
Locks the metered exposure at the current setting, useful for aiming the camera at the subject to use for metering then realigning the scene for the final shot. AE Lock is canceled after the shot is taken unless you continue to hold it.
|ZOOM||Zoom / Magnify
In record mode this lever zooms the lens between wide angle and telephoto, you can change the direction of zoom in the Setup menu. In play mode pushing the lever upwards magnifies the image up to 5.0x.
Toggles display mode for the LCD monitor:
On with overlaid information
On with overlaid information and histogram (live view or playback)
On with simple or no information
Instantly reviews the last image / movie, in this mode you can zoom into the image but not browse images on the Memory Stick, you'll have to switch to playback mode for that.
Selects auto focus range:
Normal: 40 cm (15.7") - Infinity
Macro: 10 cm (3.0") - 40 cm (15.7")
Engages / Disengages the self-timer. Self-timer is canceled after the next shot is taken.
Enters record menu (detailed later).
|Image Size / Erase
In record mode pressing this button displays an image size selection 'pop-up' box. In play mode pressing this button displays a display confirmation box and puts the camera into a browse & delete mode.