The Playback menu is more geared to sorting out your pictures if you’ve made a mistake such as Quick retouch, D-Lighting and Glamour retouch. And for effects fans there’s a raft of in-camera filters which can be applied at the time of capture, immediately afterwards, or later when reviewing images. Please note that the manual and the contact information therein are subject to change without notice. The tripod bush is plastic which, with high use, will wear down faster than a metal version.
However, it will let you know how to set the camera up for proper operation. The Manual is protected by Japanese copyright law and international copyright laws and treaties. The first of these is Scene auto selector, a Scene detect auto mode which chooses one of ten scene modes depending on the subject. Using the digital zoom results in a visible loss of image quality, so you usually want to avoid it. The filtered version is saved along with the original. If you’re sure you want to apply an effect to a shot, rather than waiting until afterwards, you can select from one of twelve special effects modes.
The zoom range is 4.7 – 32.9mm, but scaling up to 35mm terms, that equates to a 26 – 182mm zoom. Oddly, these aren’t the same as the Quick effects, though they do include some of them. This means that the movie quality isn’t as good as it would be for similar sized files using a more efficient codec like the now ubiquitous H.264 which incidentally is used on the Sony W830. It also means that movie files are comparatively large. That’s not bad in a littler camera like this and will certainly help with subjects too far away – at a Zoo, for example – or if you simply can’t be bothered to walk there.