Playback Screens & Menus
The play button on the back of the camera launches playback mode, which enables you to view and edit images. Pressing DISP (downward on the four-way controller) alternates between four screen views: image only, basic information, reduced-size image with many camera settings and histogram, and a magnification view (or, focus-check) that allows you to inspect details of the photo. Using the zoom ring, you can magnify the detailed image further.
The second viewing option displays battery life, image number, file size, date and time taken.
Pressing DISP again will display the image's histogram, as well as a handful of camera settings used to take the shot.
The fourth display is Focus Check, which allows you to magnify the section of the photo used to focus the camera and check its sharpness. Pictured is the initial screen; pressing the zoom ring once enlarges the detail image and reduces the size of the overall shot. Pressing the zoom ring more will magnify the detail image further. If multiple boxes are displayed, as may be the case when multiple faces are in the frame, pressing the FUNC./SET button will alternate among the focus frame magnified.
Pressing the zoom ring to the left will initiate a series of index pages, the first of which shows four images on the LCD.
Press the zoom ring again to display nine images on the LCD.
Being able to see 36 images on screen makes it easy to scroll through loads of images, as we are all wont to do in this age of endless digital storage.
With 90 shots displayed on the 3-inch LCD, it might seem improbable that you could discern one image from the next. But if you have taken blocks of shots in distinctly different settings, this crammed view certainly eases the navigation to a previous set of shots, though you may wish you had a scroll wheel instead of just a four-way controller.
Using the zoom ring magnifies the image on screen and allows you to see the detailed area over the entire LCD, versus the magnified view display mode where you are shown two boxes -- one with the overall image and the other a magnified detail.
Pictured above is the standard movie playback view. Using the FUNC./SET button, you can play your movies and access options such as Movie Digest Playback, which will play back the montages assembled using the Movie Digest mode. You can also apply a category to a video, tag it as a favorite, protect it, and rotate. You can also play a slideshow, select a transitions between images, and search for images.
The main playback menu allows you to change settings to slide show play times and apply and effect between slideshow images. This is also where you protect or erase images, , as well as perform basic edits, such as contrast, red eye correction, and color effects. You can also add face ID information. One convenience is the ability to group images taken in high-speed burst mode so that during playback only one image is displayed rather than you having to scroll through the entire series.
Playback functions menu:
- Slideshow: Repeat: On, Off; initial Playtime: 3-10 Seconds in One Second Increments, 15 Seconds, 30 Seconds; Effect: Fade, Bubble, Cross, Letterbox, Scroll, Slide, Off, Select Range, Select All Images
- Rotate New Line Favorites
- My Category: Select, Select Range
- Photo Book Set up: Select, Select All Images, Clear All Selections
- I-Contrast: Auto, Low, Medium, High
- Red Eye Correction
- My Colors: Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black and White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red
- Face ID Info: Name Display: On, Off; Edit ID Info
- Scroll Display: On, Off
- Group Images: On, Off
- Auto Rotate: On, Off
- Resume: Last Seen, Last Shot
- Transition: Slide, Fade, Scroll, Off
The print settings menu allows you to choose individual and quantities or select a range for printing. You also can select to make index prints, and to print them with a date stamp and/or file number.
Print Settings Menu:
- Print: Number of Prints and Index Prints
- Select Images and Quantities
- Select Range
- Select All Images
- Clear All Selections
- Print Settings: Print Type: Standard, Index, Both; Date: On/Off; File Number: On/Off; clear DPOF data: On/Off
The camera settings menu offers the settings picture, and in addition you can change how files are numbered, how often a new folder is created (daily or monthly), the retraction time of the lens (immediately or one minute), turn auto power down on/off, adjust the display off time (up to three minutes change your time zone and date/time.
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