Sony Alpha DSLR-A100 Review
|In addition to the record menu options the A100 also has two pages of custom menu options which allow for personalization of the camera such as the function of various buttons, focusing modes etc.|
Custom menu options
|Option||Values / Actions||Notes|
|Priority setup|| • AF
Choose whether the camera will release the shutter without focus lock
|Focus Hold button|| • Focus hold
• DOF preview
|AEL button|| • AE hold
• AE toggle
• Spot AE hold
• Spot AE toggle
|Choose if the AEL button must be held or toggles AE lock, additionally this can be set to spot meter instead|
|Ctrl dial set|| • Shutter speed
|Sets the function of the control dial|
|Exp. comp. set|| • Ambient & flash
• Ambient only
|AF illuminator|| • On
|Shutter lock|| • On: no card
• Off: no card
|When set to On the shutter can not be released when no card inserted|
|Shutter lock|| • On: no lens
• Off: no lens
|When set to On the shutter can not be released when no lens is attached|
|AF area setup|| • 0.3 sec display
• 0.6 sec display
• Display off
|Controls how long the selected AF area is illuminated in the viewfinder|
|Monitor display|| • Automatic
|When set to Auto the eye sensors are used to switch off the LCD|
|Recording display|| • Auto rotate
|Controls whether the recording information display is rotated or not|
|Play display|| • Auto rotate
• Manual rotate
|Controls whether images are automatically rotated in play mode|
|The last menu is the Setup menu which allows you to configure general camera settings (mostly digital related) such as USB transfer modes, video output etc. This menu is split across three pages.|
Setup menu options
|Option||Values / Actions||Notes|
|LCD brightness|| • Enter
Low (-2) to High (+2)
|Transfer mode|| • Mass storage
|- USB 'mass storage device'
- For PictBridge and transfer wizards
|Video output|| • NTSC
|Audio signals|| • On
|Language|| • Japanese
• Chinese (Simplified)
• Chinese (Traditional)
|Date/Time set|| • Enter
|File # memory|| • On
|Folder name|| • Standard form
• Date form
|Select folder|| • 100MSDCF
|New folder||• Enter||Creates a new running number folder|
|LCD backlight|| • 1 min
• 30 sec
• 10 sec
• 5 sec
|The amount of time the LCD backlight remains on|
|Power save|| • 30 min
• 10 min
• 5 min
• 3 min
• 1 min
|The amount of time before the camera enters 'sleep' state, it can be woken by a half-press of the shutter release or one of the LCD buttons|
|Menu Sec. Memory|| • Off
|Remember which menu section was active when returning to the menu|
|Delete confirm|| • "Yes"
|Set the default option for the delete confirm box|
|Clean CCD|| • Enter
|Enables manual cleaning of the sensor by locking up the mirror and opening the shutter.|
|Reset default|| • Enter
|Reset camera settings to default|
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