Sony Cybershot DSC-V1 Review
Record Menu (P/A/S/M exposure modes)
Pressing the MENU button in record mode overlays the record menu
over the live scene preview (black background used for clarity).
Note that Image Size has now been split off from the main record
menu and appears as a 'pop-up' when you press the image size button
on the rear of the camera.
Record Menu Options
With the advent of the DSC-V1 Sony appear to have 'softened' (using mixed case) the menus slightly but the overall layout is virtually the same, and has been since the first Mavica. At long last Sony has listened to the complaints of reviews and owners and added control over the image parameters saturation and contrast. While I'm very pleased to see these options I would have liked a little more latitude of control over these settings (-2 to +2 would be ideal).
|Metering Mode|| Spot
|White Balance|| Preset
|- Press up to set|
|Picture Quality|| Fine
|JPEG only, no TIFF or RAW option|
|Record Mode|| TIFF
|Flash Level|| High
|Picture Effect|| Solarize
Other record mode menus
|Auto record menu, a limited number of options for the camera's point-and-shoot mode. Useful for handing the camera to a complete novice.||Scene record mode, select the scene mode plus almost all the options of the P/A/S/M menu apart from ISO sensitivity and sharpness / saturation / contrast control.|
The movie clip record menu allows you to change metering mode, white balance and picture effect. Press the image size button on the rear of the camera to select 640 x 480 or 160 x 112 frame sizes.
Pressing the MENU button in play mode overlays the play menu over the displayed image (black background used for clarity).
Menu layout is quite similar to record mode, press the 4-way controller left/right to choose an option then press the select button.
Play Menu Options
|Folder|| Select folder||[clip]|
|Protects / Un-protects current image then enters a Protect browsing mode [clip]|
|Marks / Un-marks current image then enters a Protect browsing mode [clip]|
|Slide|| Interval: 3, 5, 10,
30 sec, 1 min
Image: Folder, All
Repeat: On, Off
|Resize *|| 5.0M (2592 x 1728)
3.1M (2048 x 1536)
1.2 M (1280 x 960)
VGA (640 x 480)
|Rotate|| 90° CCW / 90°
|Divide|| Movie clips only||Allows you to split a movie clip into two|
* Options available vary depending on the size of the current image
|Fairy garden by Jill Hancock|
|Avro Vulcan Heavy Bomber by cjf2|
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