Canon Powershot S5 IS Review

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Canon Powershot S5 IS




Playback Screens & Menus


Canon Powershot S5 IS


Switching the S5 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 S5 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, file size, image size and quality, date and time. The preview thumbnail shows over-exposed areas by blinking them.



Canon Powershot S5 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. Pressing the Set button allows you to scroll through stored images at the current degree of magnification being used.



Canon Powershot S5 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 S5 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 start and stop a presentation, 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, you can use Red-eye correction as well as make your images more creative with the my colors function.



Canon Powershot S5 IS

The My Colors allows you to change the color of you images, like here we are converting an image to black and white.



Canon Powershot S5 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 S5 IS

Pressing the INFO button will display all the information about the current movie clip. Image size, frame rate, exposure compensation, metering, white balance, the histogram, file size, length of clip and time and date of capture are displayed.



Canon Powershot S5 IS

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



Canon Powershot S5 IS

You can also record/play stereo audio with the Sound Recorder Function.





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