Record Screens & Menus

By Matt Metzker


canon_sd_3500_rec_auto.jpg
Canon's Auto mode makes all the shooting selections for hassle free shots.



canon_sd_3500_rec_program.jpg
Program mode offers the most amount of customization for the user. The preset Scene modes are available only when in this mode.




canon_sd_3500_rec_ready.jpg

When you half-press the shutter you will see the AF area turn green indicating that the camera is focused and ready to take the picture. If the AF box is blue this indicated a moving focal target. No AF box indicates that the camera is unable to focus. Also you will see here that the Image Stabilization is active.


canon_sd_3500_rec_scenes_anim.gif

When the camera is in Program mode, tapping the "button" in the upper left corner accesses all the scene modes.

These include:

  • Program
  • Portrait
  • Night Snapshot
  • Kids & Pets
  • Indoor
  • Smart Shutter
  • Low Light
  • Color Accent
  • Color Swap
  • Fish-Eye Effect
  • Miniature Effect
  • Creative Light Effect
  • Beach
  • Foliage
  • Snow
  • Fireworks
  • Long Shutter

Below are a couple of the more unique scene modes with their descriptions that are available.


canon_sd_3500_rec_scene_cle.jpgcanon_sd_3500_rec_scene_fisheye.jpgcanon_sd_3500_rec_scene_mini.jpgcanon_sd_3500_rec_scene_lowlight.jpgThe Low Light has been seen on some previous Canon Cameras (the A3000 IS & A495 for example) but it worked very well in our testing and is still relatively new.


canon_sd_3500_rec_display_anim.gif The DISP button will change how many buttons are on the screen eliminating all but the DISP button. Seeing as how the buttons do not interfere with framing the subject (except in the Wide-Angle shooting mode) we keep them visible most of the time.


canon_sd_3500_rec_4-way_anim.gifWith the large touch LCD, there is not your standard 4-way controller on the back. In lieu of that there are touch sensitive buttons that act as shortcuts to (as shown above) exposure control, flash and the timer.



canon_sd_3500_rec_function.jpg

Program FUNC. Menu:

  • Light Metering - Evaluate, Center Weighted Avg., Spot
  • My Colors - Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, B&W, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color
  • White Balance - Auto, Day Light, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom
  • ISO Selection - Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
  • Focus Range - Normal, Macro, Infinity
  • Drive Mode - Single Shot, Continuous
  • AF Mode - Evaluative, Center, Spot
  • Shot Mode - Single, Continuous
  • Image Size - L (4320x3240), M1 (3456x5292), M2 (2592x1944), M3 (1600x1200), S (640x480), Widescreen (4320x2432)
  • Compression - Fine, Normal




canon_sd_3500_rec_movie.jpg

Pictured here is the Movie Mode. Video can be captured in wide screen HD1280x720, standard 640x480 and 320x240. All three settings shoot at 30 frames per second. The optical zoom may not be used during recording, but can be preset before hand while the digital zoom can be used during recording. I do not recommend using the digital zoom due to image distortion due to the fact that your not "zooming in" but rather just enlarging the image. Movie clips are recorded in QuickTime format and saved as .MOV files.

Both the video and audio portion of movies can be replayed on the camera thanks to the built-in speaker. Full audio-video playback is also possible when connected to a TV monitor or a compatible PC after downloading.



canon_sd_3500_rec_movie_menu_anim.gif

Movie Menu:

  • Digital Zoom - Standard, Off
  • AF-assist Beam - on, off
  • Display Overlay - on, off
  • Icon Layout - changing button position on touch screen
  • IS Mode - Continuous, off




canon_sd_3500_rec_menu_anim.gif

Record Menu:

  • AF Frame - Face AiAF, Fixed Frame
  • Frame Size - Normal, Small
  • Digital Zoom - Standard, Off,1.4x, 2.3x
  • AF-Point Zoom -  On, Off
  • Servo AF - On, Off
  • AF-Assist Beam - On or Off
  • Flash Settings - Red Eye Correction, Red Eye Lamp
  • i-Contrast - Auto, Off
  • Review - Off, 2-10 second, Hold
  • Review Info - Off, Detailed, Focus Check
  • Blink Detection - On, Off
  • Display Overlay - Off, Grid Lines, 3:2 Guide, Both
  • Icon Layout - Change icon layout for shooting
  • IS Mode - Continuous, Shoot Only, Panning, Off
  • Date Stamp - Off, Date, Date & Time

Visitors of Steves can visit the stores below for real-time pricing and availability. You can also find hot, soon to expire online offers on a variety of cameras and accessories at our very own Camera Deals page.

Buy related cameras and accessories from Amazon.com
Related Product Description Price
Samsung WB350F 16.2MP CMOS Smart WiFi & NFC Digital Camera with 21x Optical Zoom and 3.0 Samsung WB350F 16.2MP CMOS Smart WiFi & NFC Digital Camera with 21x Optical Zoom and 3.0" Touch Screen LCD and 1080p HD Video (Red) + Pixi-Advanced Accessory Bundle $309.99
Samsung WB350F 16.2MP CMOS Smart WiFi & NFC Digital Camera with 21x Optical Zoom and 3.0 Samsung WB350F 16.2MP CMOS Smart WiFi & NFC Digital Camera with 21x Optical Zoom and 3.0" Touch Screen LCD and 1080p HD Video (White) + Pixi-Advanced Accessory Bundle $309.99
Samsung WB350F 16.2MP CMOS Smart WiFi & NFC Digital Camera with 21x Optical Zoom and 3.0 Samsung WB350F 16.2MP CMOS Smart WiFi & NFC Digital Camera with 21x Optical Zoom and 3.0" Touch Screen LCD and 1080p HD Video (Red) + Pixi-Advanced Accessory Bundle $309.99
Comanche Outfitters Kodiak Series Trail Camera, Mossy Oak Break-Up Infinity, Invisible IR BUI-I Comanche Outfitters Kodiak Series Trail Camera, Mossy Oak Break-Up Infinity, Invisible IR BUI-I $259.99
Yongnuo Yn-568ex Ii Ttl Sync 1/8000s Flash Speedlite Light Lamp Illumination for Canon 1100d 1000d 650d 600d 550d 500d 450d 400d 350d 300d Dslr Camera Yongnuo Yn-568ex Ii Ttl Sync 1/8000s Flash Speedlite Light Lamp Illumination for Canon 1100d 1000d 650d 600d 550d 500d 450d 400d 350d 300d Dslr Camera $209.99
Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS Digital Camera (Black) + 32GB Memory Card + All in One High Speed Card Reader + Standard Medium Digital Camera Case + Accessory Kit Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS Digital Camera (Black) + 32GB Memory Card + All in One High Speed Card Reader + Standard Medium Digital Camera Case + Accessory Kit $139.95
32GB SD HC SDHC Class 10 SCT Professional High Speed Memory Card SDHC 64G (32 Gigabyte) Memory Card for Canon Powershot SX500 IS SX160 S110 SX50 HS G15 A3500 A1400 ELPH 130 N 115 IS A2500 SX270 SX280 with custom formatting 32GB SD HC SDHC Class 10 SCT Professional High Speed Memory Card SDHC 64G (32 Gigabyte) Memory Card for Canon Powershot SX500 IS SX160 S110 SX50 HS G15 A3500 A1400 ELPH 130 N 115 IS A2500 SX270 SX280 with custom formatting $34.99