Pentax Optio 750Z Review
Top of camera controls
Top of the 750Z is dominated by the mode dial which surrounds the shutter release button (good half-press feel, click full-press). Surrounding the mode dial is the 'front lever' which doesn't as you may think adjust the camera zoom but is instead used to change settings such as exposure compensation (quite a confusing bit of design if you're used to a top mounted zoom lever). As I've commented in other reviews I would have liked the on/off button to require a one or two second 'hold' before powering the camera off, this would avoid accidental power offs.
Program Auto Exposure
|Av||Aperture Priority Exposure
In this mode you select the aperture and the camera will calculate the correct shutter speed depending on metered exposure, exposure compensation and ISO sensitivity. Use the up and down arrows to change aperture. Available apertures (the 750Z does stand out as having an unusually wide range of apertures):
• Wide: F2.8, F3.0, F3.2, F3.5, F4.0, F4.2, F4.6, F5.0, F5.6, F6.0, F6.5, F7.2, F7.8
• Tele: F4.6, F5.0, F5.6, F6.0, F6.5, F7.2, F7.8
|Tv||Shutter Priority Exposure
In this mode you select the shutter speed and the camera will calculate the correct aperture depending on metered exposure, exposure compensation and ISO sensitivity. Use the up and down arrows to change shutter speed. Available shutter speeds:
15, 13, 10, 8, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2.5, 2, 1.6, 1.3, 1, 0.8, 0.6, 0.5, 0.4, 0.3, 1/4, 1/5, 1/6, 1/8, 1/10, 1/13, 1/15, 1/20, 1/25, 1/30, 1/40, 1/50, 1/60, 1/80, 1/100, 1/125, 1/160, 1/200, 1/250, 1/320, 1/400, 1/500, 1/640, 1/800, 1/1000
|Digital Exposure Metering Mode
This turns the camera into a digital exposure meter, using this you can take exposure readings directly on the screen (EV value, aperture and shutter speed). You can select the 'virtual sensitivity', exposure step and color mode.
Voice Recording Mode
Movie Clip Mode
Digital Filter Mode
Stereo Pictures (3D Image Mode)
Panorama Assist Mode
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