Minolta Dimage EX 1500 Review
Play and Review mode controls
Unlike other digicams the EX1500 has separated the play and thumbnails mode into PLAY and REV, detailed below.
Displays the image almost instantly, if you look closely (no, closer than that) you can see the camera is loading the full image over the top of the thumbnail it has loaded first, once this is complete (about 7 seconds @ FINE) you can Zoom into the image. Zoom mode on the EX1500 allows you to scroll around the image using the four way controller.
The "menu" in Play mode lets you start a Slide Show or set the Playback Rate.
|Sub menu (press Edit)|
Content (All / Category)
Start / Cancel / Done
Timelapse (1-10 seconds)
Default / Exit
|Erase||Single (+ / -
|Setup||(setup menu see below)|
Review (REV) mode
Review mode can only be accessed by holding down the small green safety latch on the mode slider and sliding the slider up to REV.
Review mode displays a series of thumbnails horizontally with a slightly blown up version of the image directly below along with image information, options are Mark (mark for deletion or some other action) or Category (place image into a predefined or custom category) for each image.
The "menu" in Review mode has various actions.
Delete (Selected / Marked)
|Preferences||Video Mode (NTSC / PAL)|
In record mode the controls are as follows:
|Macro||Toggle macro mode|
|Display||Toggle LCD on/off|
|First LCD||Still / Burst / Timelaps|
|Second LCD||Flash modes: Auto / Forced on / Flash off / Auto red-eye / Forced on & red-eye|
|Third LCD||Hint modes: Auto / Portrait / Sunset / Landscape / Night / Slow Sync|
|W||Normal: Zoom wider
(down to 38mm)
Macro: Focus further
Normal: Zoom tele (up to 105mm)
|Up||Exposure correction: +1/3 EV (to +2EV)|
|Down||Exposure correction: -1/3 EV (to -2EV)|
|Status||Display camera status (total pics, quality, white balance mode, image size, o/s version)|
|Overlay||Toggle LCD information overlay on/off|
In addition to these controls there is of course the menu, menu in record mode:
|Sub menu (press Edit)||Sub-sub menu|
|Media Settings||Still / Burst / Timelapse||Image Size (Full
Color (Full / B&W)
|Still||Self Timer (On / Off)|
|Burst||Burst Rate (Slow / Medium / Fast)|
# Images (2-200)
|Photo Script||White Balance||Auto / Daylight / Fluorescent / Tungsten|
|Bracket||Off / Half Stop / Full Stop|
|Preferences||Capture||File Type (EXIF)
Instant Review (On / Off)
System Sounds (On / Off)
|Date and Time||Format: dd/mm/yy,
mm/dd/yy, yy/mm/dd (12 or 24 hours)
Set the date and time
|Counter Reset||Reset When Empty / Capture Counter|
|Camera Name||Set the camera name|
|Format Card||Format: Start / Exit|
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