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)|
|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|
Another new sight on a Sony digital camera is a dedicated Setup mode, taking some of the less often changed settings away from the record menu and putting them away in a dedicated menu makes a lot more sense and allows for greater flexibility and expansion later. A welcome sight. The menu itself is split into three categories:
|Scene Selection||Specifies the SCN exposure mode:
Twilight (low light shots, long exposures)
Landscape (focus locked to infinity, small apertures, flash cancel)
Portrait (large apertures)
|Moving Image||Selects the movie image format:
MPEG Movie (320 x 240, 320 x 240 HQ or 160 x 120)
Clip Motion (Animated GIF @ 160 x 120 or 80 x 60)
|Date / Time||Enables / Disables stamping of a date
and/or time onto image:
Day & Time
|Digital Zoom||Enables / Disables digital zoom:
|Red Eye Reduction||Enables / Disables red eye reduction
|AF Illuminator||Enables / Disables AF Illuminator
Setup: Setup 1
|Format||Reformats Memory Stick:
|File Number||Selects file numbering system:
Series (images are numbered in a continuous sequence)
Normal (numbers reset after each change of Memory Stick)
|Conversion||Sets up the cameras focusing and zoom
system to work correctly with conversion lenses:
|Language||Selects menu language:
|Clock Set||Sets the camera's internal clock:
Setup: Setup 2
|LCD Brightness||Controls LCD image brightness:
|LCD Backlight||Controls strength of the LCD backlight:
Bright (at the expense of battery life)
|Beep||Sets the cameras beep:
Shutter (enables the annoying "cuurchk" shutter noise)
|Video Out||Selects video output format:
|USB Connect||Sets USB connection type:
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