Canon Powershot A20 Review
Record Mode Screens & Menus
There is little difference between Auto or Manual Record modes
except for the camera icon in the upper left corner. The A20 does not have a
true manual mode. Manual record mode allows the user to select a desired exposure
compensation value or white balance setting but other than that the camera still
automatically selects both shutter speed and aperture.
In Manual record mode you press the "+/- WB" button on the back to access either the
exposure compensation or white balance settings. You can see the effect of using
an exposure override value in realtime on the LCD screen. Values from -2 to +2
can be selected in 0.3EV increments.
The white balance settings are Auto, Sunny, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent or
Black and White. The changes to the color will be seen on the LCD as you select
an option. In most cases the AWB (auto) setting works just fine.
The menu options are the same whether you are in Auto or Manual.
Compression - The level of JPEG quality (SuperFine, Fine or Normal)
Review - The image captured is displayed on the LCD (Off, 2 or 10 sec)
File No. Reset - If OFF then images will be sequentially numbered
Beep - Beep sounds when pressing buttons (On, Off)
Format CF Card - Format the CF card or check for remaining space
Setup - Enter the SETUP menu, see next frame.
The SETUP menu can be accessed in Record or Play mode:
Date/Time - Set the date and time info in the internal clock
Video System - Video output signal format (NTSC or PAL)
Menu Language - Select menu language (English, German, French, Spanish, Japanese)
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