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Canon Powershot SD30




Record Modes & Menus



Canon Powershot SD30

The screen display in the Automatic record mode. Icons across the top and left indicate that metering is Evaluative, single frame drive, flash disabled, Auto exposure mode. The image size is Large, quality is Superfine.



Canon Powershot SD30

When you half-press the shutter you will see which of the nine AF points (green rectangles) where used for the focus lock.



Canon PowerShot A400


Press the FUNC button to select the desired exposure mode from: Auto, Manual, Macro, Portrait, Landscape, Night Snapshot, My Colors, Scene Mode or Stitch assist



Canon PowerShot A400


The Scene modes are: Kids&Pets, Indoor, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Underwater. These modes are pre-programmed to give you the best possible pictures for particular shooting situations.



Canon PowerShot A400


This the Manual Record mode screen. It is an automatic mode like Auto but gives the user a multitude of adjustments and settings, see the menu below..



Canon PowerShot A400


FUNCtion options in Manual mode:

    Record mode - Auto, Manual, Macro, Portrait, Landscape, Night Snapshot, My Colors, Scene Mode or Stitch assist
    Exposure Compensation - Override the metering +/- 2.0EV in 1/3 steps
    ISO Sensitivity Auto, 50, 100, 200, 400
    White Balance - Auto, Sunny, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom one-push WB set
    Effect - Off, Vivid, Neutral, Low Sharpening, Sepia, B&W
    Metering - Evaluative, Center-weighted or Spot
    Image Resolution 2592x1944, 2048x1536, 1600x1200, 640x480, Postcard(1600x1200) this is a special 3:2 ratio mode for making 4x6 in. prints.
    Image Compression Superfine, Fine, Normal





Canon PowerShot A400


Record menu options for Manual mode:

    AiAF - 9-point automatic AF point selection On or Off
    Self-timer - Off, 2 or 10 seconds
    AF Assist Illuminator - On or Off
    Digital Zoom - On or Off
    Review Time - Off, 3 - 10 secs
    Grid Lines - LCD framing assist lines, on/off
    Date Stamp - Date/time stamp, only in Postcard mode
    Long Shutter - Enable the long shutter speeds 1-15 seconds
    Vert. Shutter - Use the SET button as shutter when camera is vertical
    Stitch Assist - Direction (right or left) for stitching




Canon Powershot SD30

The camera has a very respectable macro focusing mode with coverage from 1.0 in. to 1.6 ft. (10-50cm) in Wide angle and from 3.9 in. to 1.6 ft. (30-50cm) in Telephoto.



Canon Powershot SD30

You can record motion video with audio at 10 frames per second in 640x480 resolution, 20 fps at 320x240 resolution and 15 fps at 160x120. The maximum length of 640 and 320 size movies is limited to space on the memory card (up to 1GB), 160 size movies are 3 minutes maximum. Movie clips are recorded in Motion JPEG format and saved as AVI files.


Movie Storage Capacity
Resolution / Frame Rate 16MB 128MB 512MB


 Standard

 My Colors
 640 × 480 pixels 23 sec. 190 sec. 736 sec.
 320 × 240 pixels 33 sec. 269 sec. 1041 sec.
 Fast Frame Rate  160 × 120 pixels 107 sec. 869 sec. 3357 sec.




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