Canon Powershot A70 Review

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Canon Powershot A70




Playback Screens & Menus

Canon Powershot A70

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. This frame shows the default information, across the bottom is 2/9 which means image 2 of 9 total. The "musical note" indicates that a voice memo has been recorded forthis imagee. Fine/Large image and the time and date it was captured.



Canon Powershot A70

Pressing the DISPlay button brings up further icons to indicate the capture mode (auto, manual, movie), flash mode, exposure compensation, white balance, ISO speed and metering.

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.



Canon Powershot A70

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.



Canon Powershot A70

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.



Canon Powershot A70

Movie clips can be played in the camera with audio thanks to the builtin speaker. Here is the full info screen shown before playing a movie clip.



Canon Powershot A70

You get "VCR-like" buttons to control the playback of movie clips.





Canon Powershot A70

You can also edit the length of a movie clip.





Canon Powershot A70

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, Slide Show is for automated playback on a TV, Print Order lets you set the DPOF printing information.



Canon Powershot A70

For proper display on a TV screen you use the Rotate option on any pictures that you have taken in portrait (vertical) mode.



Canon Powershot A70

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.



Canon Powershot A70

The Setup sub-menu lets you to turn the Beep sounds on/off, enable the Auto Power Down option (off, on), set the time and date in the internal clock, format the CF card, adjust the volume of several functions, reset the file numbering, set the distance unit (m/ft), set the menu language, and specify the video out format (NTSC or PAL).



Canon Powershot A70

The MyCamera sub-menu lets you customize the startup and shutdown screens and the camera's sound effects.



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