Canon Powershot SD40 Review
By Movable Type Admin
Playback Mode Screens & Menus
When you switch to Playback mode, the last picture captured is displayed full
screen. The amount of information displayed can be changed in the Setup menu for
Off, Standard (shown above) or Detailed as seen in
the next frame.
The Detailed information includes the file name, histogram
display, recording mode (auto or manual), exposure compensation, white
balance setting, ISO speed, flash mode used, metering mode, frame
number / number total recorded, size/quality settings,
and the date and time of capture.
Pressing the FUNC/SET button for 2 seconds brings up the thumbnail index mode with
nine small images per page. You can quickly go through stored images and find
the one you want to display full screen.
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
Pressing the MENU button brings up this page of options. You can start a slide show, place an
image in a category, Erase images, Protect or unprotect an image(s), use My colors, Sound
Memo will let you attach up to a 60 sec voice "note" with an image, rotate portrait mode
image for display on TV, Transfer Order lets you select the order from which the images are
transferred to your computer and Transition is to display a screen effect between images.
You can record an audio memo up to 60 seconds in length and then attach it to
a still image.
You get "VCR-like" buttons to control the playback of movie clips.
You can also edit the length of a movie clip.
The Setup sub-menu lets you Mute camera sounds, adjust the volume of several functions, choose the info display preferences, adjust LCD brightness, choose the Power saving settings, set the Time Zone, set the time and date in the internal clock, format the SD card, turn auto rotate on/off, adjust the Lens retract time, set the menu language, specify the video out format (NTSC or PAL) and RESET all settings to factory default.
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