Manual Record Mode Menu

Pressing the OK/MENU button while in one of the Manual Record modes (P, A, S, M) displays the manual record menu (shown left). This menu is normally displayed transparently over the live view, for clarity we have used a black background. Use the 4-way controller to navigate the menu and OK to select an option. Each option is described below. The Auto record menu is very basic, you can see a (clip) here.

Record Mode Menu

Option Values / Actions Notes
External Flash • On
• Off
When enabled the internal flash will be ignored and no flash modes can be selected. Triggers flash via top hotshoe.
Flash Compensation • +0.6 EV
• +0.3 EV
• 0 EV
• -0.3 EV
• -0.6 EV
Multi-Exposure • On
• Off
Allows you to shoot multiple shots which are then combined into one Multi-exposure shot.
Sharpness • Hard
• Soft
• Normal
Auto Bracketing • +/-1.0 EV
• +/-0.7 EV
• +/-0.3 EV
Self Timer • 2 seconds
• 10 seconds
• Off
ISO Sensitivity • ISO 1600 (1 MP)
• ISO 800 (1 MP)
• ISO 400
• ISO 200
• ISO 160
Note that when selecting ISO 800 or 1600 the camera will automatically switch to 1 MP (1280 x 960) resolution.
White Balance

• Incandescent
• Fluor.: Cool White
• Fluor.: Warm White
• Fluor.: Daylight
• Shade
• Fine
• Manual preset 2
• Manual preset 1
• Auto

Probably the widest selection of White Balance settings of any digital camera.
• Average
• Spot
• Multi

* Option available only in Manual Record Mode

Play Mode Menu

Pressing the MENU button while in Play mode displays the Play menu. Just like the record menu it would normally be overlaid transparently over the review image, in this case we've used a black image for clarity. The play menu itself is fairly simple. Each option is described below.

Play Menu

Option Values / Actions Notes
Erase • Format
• All Frames
• Frame
When you erase an image the camera 'fades' the image out (clip).
DPOF • Date On
• Date Off
A little obscure but these options lead to a DPOF print order selection page where you can browse and mark images for printing.
Voice Memo • On Select On and the camera will record a 30 second voice memo which will carry the same filename as the image ('attaching' it to the image).

Set up Menu

Just like the 6900Z the S602Z has a dedicated Set up menu which is accessed by turning the exposure mode dial to the SET position. Note that you must have the camera mode dial pointing to 'Record'. The menu itself is spread over two pages, use the up / down arrows on the 4-way controller to navigate through the options and the left / right arrows to change options.

Set Up Menu

Option Values / Actions Notes
Image Quality • Set Takes you to the image quality menu (clip).
Movie Quality • Set Takes you to the movie quality menu (clip).
Image Display • Off
• Post view
• Preview
'Post view' provides you with a quick review of the image after it is taken then returns to live view. 'Preview' provides you with a review which you must confirm with OK before the image is saved.
AF Mode • AF
• AF Area
Set Adapter Ring • No
• Yes
Limits lens focal lengths for use with optional lens adapter.
Auto Power Off

• Off
• 2 min
• 5 min

USB Mode • DSC
• PC Cam
Sound • Off
• Low
• High
Primary media • Compact Flash
• SmartMedia
Choose the primary media slot (if both slots contain media).
Date/Time • Set  
Reset All • OK  
Language • English
• Francais
• Deutsch
(European S602 Zoom)