Canon Powershot SD40 Review

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Canon Powershot SD40

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.

Canon PowerShot SD40

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.

Canon PowerShot SD40 Zoom

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.

Canon Powershot SD40

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.

Canon Powershot SD40

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.

Canon Powershot SD40

You can record an audio memo up to 60 seconds in length and then attach it to a still image.

Canon Powershot SD40

You get "VCR-like" buttons to control the playback of movie clips.

Canon Powershot SD40

You can also edit the length of a movie clip.

Canon Powershot SD40

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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