Canon Powershot A480 Review
By Mike Flacy
Playback Modes & Screens
When you press the Playback button, the last image captured is displayed full screen. The camera has no DISP. button so you will have to go into the playback menu in order to change the amount of information shown.
You can quickly search through stored images using the Index playback function which is actuated by pressing the Wide zoom control button. Nine thumbnail size images will be displayed and you can select one using the LEFT or RIGHT buttons and then pressing the Telephoto zoom button. Pressing the Wide button again will put you in jump mode where you can backward or forward a page at a time.
The playback image can be magnified in several steps, you can then scroll around the image using the 4-way selector. Press the telephoto zoom button to enlarge and the wide angle button to shrink.
The jump feature allows you to quickly search through your images in preset numbers 10, folder, movie, shot date or 100.
Movie clips can be played in the camera with audio thanks to the built-in speaker. Press the FUNC. / SET button to play a clip, or use any of the other VCR-like controls.
Slide Show - Runs a slide show of all the images on the memory card
Red Eye Correction - Removes redness from the eyes of your subjects
Resize - Save a smaller copy of a photograph
Protect - Protect an image from being deleted
Rotate - Change the orientation of your image by 90� at a time
Erase All - Erase all images from the memory card
Resume - Select the image that will be seen when you turn the camera to
Select Images & Qty.
Select All Images
Clear All Selections
Resize allows you to make your images smaller on the camera without the need for a computer. The picture will save as new file so that you do not lose the original.
The rotate feature allows the camera to rotate an image without a computer 90� at a time.
Camera Setup Menu:
Volume - Change the volume for the different sounds and movie playback
Start-up Image - On or Off
Format - Format the memory card
File Numbering - Continuous, Auto Reset
Create Folder - Create a folder on the memory card for saving your
Power Saving - Auto Power Down (On or Off), Display Off (10, 20,
Video System - NTSC or PAL
Language - Choose from one of the many languages
Reset All - Reset all options back to the factory defaults
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