Sony Alpha DSLR-A380 Review
|The A380's menus (accessed by pressing the MENU button in any mode) are grouped into four sections; Record (2 pages), Custom (1 page), Playback (1 page) and Setup (3 pages). The left and right arrows on the multi-controller jump between menus while the up and down (or control dial) scroll through them. It's very easy to navigate once you're used to it.|
The record menu provides for configuration of settings which will affect the final image file as well as the behavior of some of the automatic settings. Many of the more common options can be accessed using the Function button or by pressing one of the direct access buttons, so there's not much need to visit this menu on a regular basis in everyday photography. The options for each item are revealed by pressing the center button on the multi-controller.
|Option||Values / Actions||Notes|
|Aspect Ratio|| • 3:2
|Image size|| • L: 14M
• M: 7.7M
• S: 3.5M
|- 4592 x 3056
- 3408 x 2272
- 2288 x 1520
|Quality|| • RAW
• RAW & JPEG
|Flash compens.||• +2 to -2 EV||1/3 EV steps|
|AF illuminator|| • Auto
|SteadyShot|| • On
|Long exp. NR|| • On
|Subtracts a 'dark frame' image if shutter speed is greater than 1 second.|
|High ISO NR.|| • On
|Increases noise reduction at ISO 1600 or above.|
The A380's custom functions are all listed on a single page. None of the functions would require regular visits to this corner of the menu system.
|Option||Values / Actions||Notes|
|Eye-Start AF|| • On
Sets the camera to AF if it detects an eye has been put to the viewfinder.
|Ctrl dial setup|| • Shutter speed
|Selects which parameter the control wheel sets in M or P mode.|
|Red eye reduc.|| • On
|Auto review|| • 10 sec
• 5 sec
• 2 sec
|Auto off w/VF|| • On
- 1 Introduction
- 2 Specifications
- 3 Body & Design
- 4 Body & Design
- 5 Body & Design
- 6 Operation & Controls
- 7 Operation & Controls
- 8 Operation (Live View)
- 9 Displays
- 10 Menus
- 11 Menus
- 12 Performance & IS
- 13 Photographic tests (RAW)
- 14 Photographic tests (Noise)
- 15 Photographic tests (Noise)
- 16 Photographic tests (DR)
- 17 Photographic tests (Kit Lens)
- 18 Photographic tests
- 19 Compared to
- 20 Compared to (JPEG)
- 21 Compared to (JPEG)
- 22 Compared to (JPEG)
- 23 Compared to (JPEG)
- 24 Compared to (RAW)
- 25 Compared to (RAW)
- 26 Compared to (RAW)
- 27 Compared to (RAW)
- 28 Compared to (Higher ISO)
- 29 Compared to (Resolution)
- 30 Compared to (Resolution)
- 31 Conclusion
- 32 Samples
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