Canon Powershot SD1200 IS Review
By Mike Flacy
Playback Modes & Menus
When you press the playback button on the back of the camera, the last picture taken is displayed full screen. You can move backward or forward through the images using the LEFT and RIGHT buttons. The amount of overlay information displayed is controlled by pressing the DISP button. You can choose from no info, basic info, a full detailed list of settings with histogram or a close up view to check focus. This view also will show you all faces that were detected in the photo.
You can quickly search through stored images using the Index playback function which is actuated by pressing the Wide zoom control button. Nine thumbnail size images will be displayed and you can select one using the LEFT or RIGHT buttons and then pressing the Telephoto zoom button. Pressing the Wide button again will put you in jump mode where you can backward or forward a page at a time.
The jump feature allows you to quickly search through your images in preset numbers 10, folder, movie, shot date or 100.
The image can be magnified up to 10x in ten steps by pressing the telephoto zoom button. Once the image is enlarged at any step, you can move around inside of it using the 4-way selector buttons.
Movie clips can be played in the camera with audio thanks to the built-in speaker. Press the FUNC. / SET button to play a clip, or use any of the other VCR-like controls.
i-Contrast - Choose the amount of contrast: Auto, Low, Medium, High
Red Eye Correction - Removes redness from the eyes of your subjects
Resize - Save a smaller copy of a photograph
Protect - Protect an image from being deleted
Rotate - Change the orientation of your image by 90� at a time
Erase All - Erase all images from the memory card
Resume - Select the image that will be seen when you turn the camera to
Select Images & Qty.
Select All Images
Clear All Selections
Resize allows you to make your images smaller on the camera without the need for a computer. The picture will save as new file so that you do not lose the original.
The rotate feature allows the camera to rotate an image without a computer 90� at a time.
Red Eye Correction allows the camera to remove any instances of Red Eye from your photographs with just a press of a button. You then have the option to overwrite the existing file or save it as a new one.
Camera Setup Menu:
Volume - Change the volume for the different sounds and movie playback
LCD Brightness - Adjust the brightness of the LCD screen (5 Levels)
Start-up Image - On or Off
Format - Format the memory card
File Numbering - Continuous, Auto Reset
Create Folder - Create a folder on the memory card for saving your
Lens Retract - 0 sec, 1 min
Power Saving - Auto Power Down (On or Off), Display Off (10, 20,
Video System - NTSC or PAL
Language - Choose from one of the many languages
Reset All - Reset all options back to the factory defaults
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