Canon Powershot S45 Review
By Movable Type Admin
Record Mode Screens & Menus
The white square (focus point) in the center turns green when the shutter release is half
depressed indicating an autofocus lock, if the AF fails to lock it turns yellow.
Now in "P"rogram AE mode, multi pattern metering, flash is on cancel. To the left the
exposure compensation is +1/3EV, white balance to daylight, sequential drive mode, ISO
locked on 50, Photo Effect mode is set to Natural, 3 stop auto backeting is enabled and Flash
compensation is enabled. Fine Large image mode is set with Manual Focus enabled with distance
indicator now visible and 389 pictures remaining at current image quality setting.
And here the camera is in "M"anual mode, multi pattern metering and flash is on cancel.
The red battery icon tells us it's time to recharge the battery.
White balance is set to cloudy, single frame drive mode and ISO 50 is locked. The photo
effect mode is set to Vivid, Bracketing set to focus bracket and flash compensation is
engaged. Fine Large image is set and 1/5 sec shutter speed and F6.3 aperture has been
manually selected as has been the Manual Focus. 390 pictures are remaining at the current
image quality setting.
When the manual focus is enabled and you are actively changing the focus with the Up or
Down control, the focus point area is enlarged to aid in critical focusing.
When in P, A, M and S modes you can press the SET button and then use the 4-way selector
to choose the desired position for the focus point, by default it uses the center point.
There are many areas available in a 22-column by 14-row matrix.
Exposure Compensation - Override the auto exposure system, +/- 2EV adjustment in 1/3EV steps.
White Balance - Auto (AWB), Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, FluorescentH, Flash, Custom1 or Custom2.
Drive Mode - Single, Continuous, High Speed Continuous, 10- or 2-sec selftimer.
ISO Speed - Auto or fixed at 50, 100, 200 or 400
Photo Effect - Off, Vivid, Natural, Low Sharpening, Sepia, Black & White or Custom (weak, normal or strong for Contrast, Sharpness and Saturation)
Auto Bracketing - Camera automatically changes exposure within a set range to take three shots after you press the shutter button once. You can adjust AEB settings in 1/3EV steps within the range of -2EV to +2EV of the standard exposure setting. When set to Focus Bracketing, the camera fires three frames in a row; one a little infront of the locked AF distance, one at the locked AF point and a third focused a little behind it.
Flash exposure compensation - Vary the output of the flash +/-2EV in 1/3 steps
Image size and quality
Recording options available in P, A, M and S modes:
The S45 can record motion video at 15fps with audio at "320" x 240 resolution for up to 3 minutes. The 999" indicates the total number of seconds that space remaining on the CF card will allow.
Total movie recording capacity for selected media
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