Canon Powershot A650 IS Review
By Movable Type Admin
Playback Modes & Menus
When you select Playback mode the last picture taken is displayed. 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. Information across the
bottom is 1/9 which means image 1 of 9 total. A "key" icon means the image is
protected, and a "musical note" icon indicates that a voice memo has been attached (Not shown).
SuperFine/Large image quality and the time and date it was captured.
If you press the DISP button again all of the overlay information is removed. This is good for when you are showing the pictures on the TV and don't want the info displayed.
Pressing that button one last time will bring up a fourth window. This window zooms in on a point, allowing you to better check the focus of the picture.
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 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
Movie clips are played back full screen in the camera with audio thanks to the built-in speaker.
You can also watch movies on a TV set thanks to the included Audio/Video cables.
You get "VCR-like" buttons to control the playback of movie clips.
Pressing the MENU button brings up this page of options. Auto Play is for automated playback on
a TV, My colors allows you to add a creative look to you images, Sound Memo will let you attach
up to a 60 sec voice "note" with an image, Protect or unprotect an image(s), Rotate portrait
mode images for display on TV, Erase all will delete ALL the images stored on your SD card, and
Transfer Order lets you select the order from which the images are transferred to your computer.
For proper display on a TV screen you use the Rotate option on any pictures that you have taken
in portrait (vertical) mode; this camera does feature an Auto rotation feature, so I don't see
this option being used very much.
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.
Volume - Change volume of camera sounds
Start-up Image - Turns the start-up image on or off
Power Saving -Change when the camera will auto shut off and how long the image is displayed after capture
Date/Time -Set date and time
Format - Format the memory card
File Numbering - Continuous or Auto Reset
Create Folder- Create a new folder for storing images
Auto Rotate - Rotates the image according to the way you are holding the camera
Distance Units - meters or feet
Lens Retract - 1 Minute or 0 seconds
Language - Choose from 25 Languages
Video System - NTSC or PAL
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