Powershot S2 IS

Powershot S2 IS

Canon Powershot S2 IS Review

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Canon Powershot S2 IS




Playback Screens & Menus


Canon Powershot S2 IS


Switching the S2 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 "key" icon tells you that this image is protected against erasure.



Canon Powershot S2 IS

You can get extended picture information including a histogram by pressing the DISPLAY button. The information displayed 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 S2 IS

The preview thumbnail shows over-exposed areas by blinking them.





Canon Powershot S2 IS

The playback image can be magnified up to 10X by pressing the zoom control to Tele. You can stop at any enlargement step and scroll around inside the image with the 4-way selector.



Canon Powershot S2 IS

Pressing the zoom control to Wide enables the thumbnail index mode. Here you can quickly search through the stored images and find one to playback in full screen mode.



Canon Powershot S2 IS

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, Record Sound Only, Erase All images, the Slide Show option lets you select an interval time between images and and start and stop a presentation and Print Order and Transfer Order options 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 S2 IS

Movies can be played back on the camera's LCD screen or a TV set when using the included A/V cable. Monoraul sound is played back through the camera's speaker or stereo audio when connected to a TV set.



Canon Powershot S2 IS

Pressing the INFO button will display all the information about the current movie clip. Image size, length of clip in seconds, exposure compensation, white balance, metering and time and date of capture.



Canon Powershot S2 IS

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



Canon Powershot S2 IS

You can also play back sound-only clips




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