Digital camera can be as easy or as complicated as you make them. I received the Polaroid i533 camera as a gift from my husband. My previous camera was a good one, but had only a few menu options. This new camera took a little getting used to. Read on for an easy understanding of the menu options on this camera.
Power on the camera, then push the menu button, the first screen you see is the resolution screen. Arrow up or down to choose your preference. Once you have chosen push the “set” button to accept.
Push the menu button again and arrow right once to see the quality menu. Your choices are Normal, Fine, and Super Fine. As before, make your selection and push the set button to accept.
The third time you press the menu button, arrow right twice, this displays the Metering menu, choose from spot, multi, or center. The fourth time you press menu you will see the white balance, you will have many options to choose from, make your selection and press the set key. By arrowing over once more you will see the ISO menu, this is essentially the shutter speed. The next menu is the exposure menu, it is best to leave this setting at AUTO unless you have photography experience. Next, is the Drive Mode, followed by AEB, Highlight, Sharpness, Effect, Date Stamp, Digital Zoom, and Set up. All of these options require you to choose your selection with the exception of the Set up menu.
The Setup menu allows you to change the way your camera looks, sounds and works. You have options to change the sounds your camera makes, review the pictures as they are taken, change the time for the power save mode, choose what language you want your camera to display and set the date and time, change the way your pictures are numbered, change your start up image, and even reset your camera to factory default settings. Just make your desired selections by using the arrow keys and the set buttons.
By pushing the review button then pressing the menu button you will see a different menu altogether. This menu allows you to change the options for pictures you have already taken. Your options are: protect, delete, slide show, dpof, copy to card, effect, rotate, resize, voice memo, startup, and set up. Each of these menu options work the same as before, make your choice using the arrow keys and select by using the set key.
Your owners’ manual provides a complete description of each of the functions in the menu. Sometimes though, it is easier to understand when it is written in plain English.