Canon Powershot A710 IS Review
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 3/60
which means image 3 of 60 total. A "key" icon means the image is protected, and a "musical
note" icon indicates that a voice memo has been attached. The image quality used
"SuperFine/Large" and the time and date it was captured are also displayed.
Pressing the DISPlay button displays the histogram and extended image information to indicate shutter speed, aperture, capture mode, 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.
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
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.
You get "VCR-like" buttons to control the playback.
You can also shorten (edit the length) a movie clip.
Pressing the MENU button brings up this page of options. Auto Play is for automated playback on
a TV, My Colors performs in-camera post processing of the image,
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.
My Colors provides in-camera post processing of images, in this case converting from color to black and white.
The processed image is saved as a new file, preserving the original.
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.
The Setup sub-menu lets you to turn the Beep sounds on/off, adjust the volume of several
functions, enable the Power Saving options, set the time and date in the internal clock, format
the SD card, choose the file numbering method, create a folder, set auto rotate (on or off),
set the distance unit (m/ft), set the Auto lens retract time, choose the display language,
specify the video out format (NTSC or PAL), set the Print method or Reset all settings to the
The MyCamera sub-menu lets you customize the startup and shutdown screens and the camera's sound effects. When you install the included software you will find a wealth of themes, startup screens and sounds to choose from or custom build your own.
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