Canon EOS 30D SLR Review
By Movable Type Admin
To review captured images you press the Playback button.
To select the desired playback format you depress the INFO button
and choose among Single image with basic info, Shooting information, and
Single image without shooting info.
The Shooting Info mode displays a small thumbnail of the picture and a histogram,
and also indicates: shutter speed, aperture, exposure compensation, image
protection, image quality, file size, AF point, shooting mode,
metering mode, Monochrome, flash compensation, ISO speed, white balance, image verification data
appended, color temperature, color space, White Balance, WB correction,
playback image number/number of images recorded, date, time and file
The histogram can be configured to display Brightness or the RGB data.
The Single image screen shows the picture full screen with the shutter speed, aperture,
playback image number/number of images recorded, and file number.
If the Auto Rotate option was enabled when you captured the picture it will be
displayed like this on playback. You can manually rotate portrait mode images via
the playback menu when needed.
In both Single image and shooting information display modes, you can JUMP forward or backward
among images rather than view them sequentially. Depress the JUMP button then turn the
Quick Control dial to jump 10 images at a time, or depress the SET button and
turn the Quick Control dial to select jump methods of 10 images, 100 images or by
The Single image can be enlarged from 1.5X up to 10X for inspection of focus, color or
composition. You can scroll around the magnified image at any step.
Index playback is invoked by depressing the * button in playback mode;
it displays 9 images per screen. The JUMP button and Quick Command dial combine
to scroll 1 9-image screen at a time.
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