Powershot G5

Powershot G5

Canon Powershot G5 Review

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Canon Powershot G5



Playback Screens & Menus


Canon Powershot G5


Switching the G5 into Play mode will bring the last picture captured up in fullscreen mode with overlay data for folder/picture number, current picture / total number of pictures, image quality and size, date and time of exposure. The musical note icon tells you that there is a voice annotation attached to the image.



Canon Powershot G5

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.



Canon Powershot G5

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 image.



Canon Powershot G5

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.



Canon Powershot G5

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.



Canon Powershot G5

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.



Canon Powershot G5

When playing movies you can access the Edit menu to clip out portions of recorded videos when needed.



Canon Powershot G5

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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