Playback Screens & Menus

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Pressing the Playback button allows you to view the images that you have captured, that are still saved on your memory card. Since there is no display button,  you have to enter the Playback menu to change the amount of information that is displayed about each image. This information ranges from nothing to a full list of info with a histogram and focus checker.






canon_a490_play_index_anim.gifPressing the wide-zoom button enters the camera into index mode. This allows you to quickly navigate through your images very quickly. Thumbnails are shown on the screen in sets of 4, 9, 36, and 100.  The final image allows you to change the thumbnails 100 at a time.







canon_a490_play_jump.JPG The jump feature allows you to quickly search through your images in preset numbers 10, folder, movie, shot date or 100.







canon_a490_play_zoom_anim.gif 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 selector buttons.






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Playback Menu:

    Info Display - Off, Standard, Detailed, Focus Check
    Slide Show
    - Runs a slide show of all the images on the memory card
    Erase All - Erase all images from the memory card
    Protect - Protect an image from being deleted
    Rotate - Change the orientation of your image by 90° at a time
    Red Eye Correction - Removes redness from the eyes of your subjects
    Resize - Save a smaller copy of a photograph
    Resume - Select the image that will be seen when you turn the camera to playback mode
    Transition - Select a transition for browsing your photos







canon_a490_play_resize.JPG 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.






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The rotate feature allows the camera to rotate an image without a computer 90° at a time.






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Print Menu:

    Print
    Select Images & Qty.
    Select All Images
    Clear All Selections
    Print Settings






canon_a490_play_movie.JPG 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.







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Camera Setup Menu:

    Mute - On or Off
    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 photographs
    Lens Retract - 0 sec, 1 min
    Power Saving - Auto Power Down (On or Off), Display Off (10, 20, 30 seconds, 1, 2, 3 minutes)
    Date/Time - Set the date and time
    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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