Canon Powershot G6 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.
Program AE is also an automatic exposure mode however you now have access to the
FUNCtion options (see below) to change many of the image capture parameters.
Shutter-speed priority (Tv) mode lets you set a given shutter speed and the camera will
automatically select the appropriate aperture value.
Available shutter speeds are:
1/2000, 1/1600, 1/1250, 1/1000, 1/800, 1/640, 1/500, 1/400, 1/320, 1/250, 1/200,
1/160, 1/125, 1/100, 1/80, 1/60, 1/50, 1/40, 1/30, 1/25, 1/20,
1/15, 1/13, 1/10, 1/8, 1/6, 1/5, 1/4, 0.3, 0.4, 0.5, 0.6, 0.8, 1,
1.3, 1.6, 2, 2.5, 3.2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 15 seconds
Aperture priority (Av) mode lets you select a given aperture value and the camera will
automatically select the appropriate shutter speed.
Aperture settings available are:
F2.0, F2.2, F2.5, F2.8, F3.2, F3.5, F4.0, F4.5, F5.0, F5.6, F6.3, F7.1, F8.0
Manual exposure mode requires you to set both the shutter speed and the aperture
manually. When you half-press the shutter release the exposure value will be displayed
so you can adjust the settings to obtain the proper settings.
In modes other than AUTO press the FUNC button to access settings for:
In Manual Focus (MF) mode the 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.
Flexipoint AF - 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 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.
The Bracketing Menu gives you access to:
Focus Bracketing - Camera captures three frames and changes focal distance change between each (ideal distance, in front and behind of subject). The amount of difference is settable as shown above.
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.
Motion video with audio can be recorded for up to 30 seconds in length in 640 x 480
at 10fps and up to three minutes in either 320x240 or 160x120 resolution at 15fps.
MENU options (except in AUTO mode):
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