Canon Powershot A720 IS Review

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Canon Powershot A720IS




Playback Modes & Menus



Canon Powershot A720IS

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 3/5 which means image 3 of 5 total. The image quality used "SuperFine/Large" and the time and date it was captured are also displayed. 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 A720IS

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 only, the set/func button does not work. Pressing the Wide button again will put you in jump mode where you can backward or forward a page at a time.



Canon Powershot A720IS

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 A720IS

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.



Canon Powershot A720IS

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



Canon Powershot A720IS

Program AE, Tv, Av and Manual mode MENU options:

    Auto Play - Runs a slideshow of all images and movies
    Red Eye Correction - Removes Red Eyes from images
    Resize - Save your images with smaller resolutions and file sizes
    Sound Memo - Add a voice recording to go with your photograph
    Protect - Protect images from being erased
    Rotate - Change the orientation of the image
    Erase All - Erase all images on the card
    Transfer Order - DPOF
    Transition - Add a transition to the images for the slideshow




Canon Powershot A720IS

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 A720IS

Camera Settings:

    Mute - Mute camera sounds
    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
    Print Method
    Reset all





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