Canon Powershot A580 Review
Playback Modes & Menus
When you slide the Mode switch to the Playback position, the last picture taken is displayed
full screen. You can move backward or forward through the images using the LEFT and RIGHT
buttons. The amount of overlay information displayed is controlled by pressing the DISP
button. You can choose from no info, basic info,
a full detailed list of settings with histogram or a close up view to check focus.
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 jump feature allows you to quickly search through your images by the date that they were taken.
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
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.
My Category - Separate your photos into categories for easier navigation
Red Eye Correction - Removes redness from the eyes of your subjects
Resize - Save a smaller copy of a photograph
Sound Memo - Record a sound memo to played back when you view the image
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
Transfer Order - Choose the order of images to be sent to print
Resume - Select the image that will be seen when you turn the camera to playback mode
Transition - Select a transition for browsing your photos
Here you can see the Print Menu.
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
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
Format - Format the memory card
File Numbering - Continuous, Auto Reset
Create Folder - Create a folder on the memory card for saving your photographs
Auto Rotate - On or Off
Lens Retract - 0 sec, 1 min
Language - Choose from one of the 25 languages
Video System - NTSC or PAL
Print Method - Auto or PictBridge
Reset All - Reset all options back to the factory defaults
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