Canon Powershot G3 Review
By Movable Type Admin
Record Mode Screens & Menus
The green square (focus point) in the center indicates an autofocus lock, if the AF
fails to lock it turns yellow.
In modes other than AUTO you press the FUNC button to access camera settings like
ISO speed (Auto, 50, 100, 200, 400), Color Effect, Bracketing, Flash Compensation,
Image Size (Large 2272x1704, Medium1 1600x1200, Medium2 1024x768, Small 640x480, RAW
2272x1704) and Quality (SuperFine, Fine, Normal). More on the other options below.
LCD display in Manual Focus (MF) mode. Focus distance is indicated on the
right with a sliding scale and is adjusted by rotating the main Dial. The central
portion of the screen shows a 2X magnification of the focus point area.
When in PAMS modes you can press the SET button and then use the 4-way selector to
choose the desired focus point, by default it uses the center point. There are
many, many available focus points to chose from.
Pressing the 4-way controller UP lets you set a desired Exposure Compensation value.
This is used to override the auto exposure system with a +/-
2EV adjustment in 1/3EV steps.
Pressing the 4-way selector DOWN gives you access to the white balance
options: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent,
Fluorescent 2, Flash, Custom1 or Custom2.
Available Color Effects are: Vivid, Neutral, Low Sharpening, Sepia, B&W
or Custom Effect which gives you access to Contrast, Sharpness and Saturation
with settings for Normal, Minus or Plus.
The Bracketing Menu gives you access to:
Focus Bracketing - A totally new feature to any digicam. Camera captures three frames and makes focal distance change between each. The amount of difference is settable using the SET button.
Using the Flash Output option you can manually vary the output of the flash
to get exactly the amount of light on the subject that's desired.
The G3 can record motion video sequences up to three minutes in length with sound
in either 320x240 or 160x120 resolution.
Recording options available in other than AUTO mode:
SETUP Menu options:
The My Camera menu options:
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