Canon Powershot G5 Review
Playback Screens & Menus
You can get all the picture information including a histogram by pressing the DISPLAY
button. As you can see it is very complete and includes folder and image number,
ISO sensitivity, exposure mode, shutter speed, aperture, exposure compensation,
white balance, focus mode, image size and quality, date and time.
The playback image can be magnified up to 10X by toggling the zoom control to the
telephoto position. You can stop at any enlargement step and scroll around inside the
Pressing the flash mode button enables the thumbnail index mode.
Here you can quickly search through the stored images and find one to playback in
full screen mode. Press the Macro mode button to enter "Jump" mode that lets
you go through images a screen at a time.
The Play mode menu with options for Protecting images from accidental erasure,
Rotate to re-orient portrait mode images for proper display on a TV screen, Erase All images. Single images can be erased by
pressing the "Star" button while they're being viewed.
The Slide Show option lets you select an interval time between
images and and start and stop a presentation. The Print Order option lets you embed
DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) information on the card so any selected pictures
can be easily printed by DPOF-compliant printers or services.
Movies can be played back on the camera's LCD screen or a TV set when using
the included A/V cable. Sound is played back on the internal speaker or TV set.
When playing movies you can access the Edit menu to clip out portions of
recorded videos when needed.
Pressing the MF button in Play mode enables the voice recording option so you can attach up to 60 second audio notes to still pictures.
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