Canon Powershot A400 Review
Playback Mode Screens & Menus
When you switch to Playback mode, the last picture captured is displayed full
screen. Pressing the DISP button toggles the extended exposure information seen in
the next frame.
The extended exposure information includes the file name, a histogram
display, recording mode (auto or manual), exposure compensation, white
balance setting, ISO speed, flash mode used, metering mode, frame
number / number total recorded, size/quality settings,
and the date and time of capture.
Pressing the wide angle zoom button brings the thumbnail index mode with
nine small images per page. You can quickly go through stored images and find
the one you want to display full screen.
The image can be magnified up to 10x in ten steps by pressing the telephoto zoom button.
Once the image is enlarged at any step, you can move around inside of it using the 4-way
Pressing the MENU button brings up this page of options. Protect or
unprotect image(s), rotate portrait mode image for display on TV, Sound Memo
will let you attach up to a 60 sec voice "note" with an image, Erase all will
delete ALL the images, Auto Play is for automated playback on a TV, Print
Order lets you set the DPOF printing information, and Transfer Order lets you
select the order from which the images are transferred to your computer.
Movie clips can be played in the camera with audio thanks to the built-in speaker.
Here is the full info screen shown before playing a movie clip.
You get "VCR-like" buttons to control the playback of movie clips.
You can also edit the length of a movie clip.
The Sound Memo options lets you record memos or notes up to 60 seconds in length which
are attached to still images. You can overwrite or delete previous memos.
The Setup sub-menu lets you to turn the Beep sounds on/off, adjust the volume
of several functions, adjust the LCD's brightness, enable the Auto Power Down option (off, on), set the
time and date in the internal clock, format the CF card, reset the file
numbering, set auto rotate (on or off), set the distance unit (m/ft), set the
menu language, and specify the video out format (NTSC or PAL).
The MyCamera sub-menu lets you customize the startup and shutdown screens and the camera's sound effects.
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