Canon Powershot S3 IS Review
Playback Screens & Menus
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.
The preview thumbnail shows over-exposed areas by blinking them.
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.
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.
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.
The My Colors image processing functions can be invoked during playback, here converting an image to black and white.
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.
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.
When playing movies you can access the Edit menu to clip portions of
recorded videos when needed.
You can also play back sound-only clips
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