Record Screens & Menus

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canon_sd940_rec_auto.jpgThe screen display in the Automatic record mode. Icons on screen indicate the exposure mode being used (AUTO), Flash is set to off, the battery level is full, and orientation is horizontal (small camera icon at the top right).




canon_sd940_rec_program.jpgProgram exposure mode is like Auto in that the camera selects both the shutter speed and aperture for a correct exposure, but you now have access to a multitude of more advanced Function and Menu options; like metering, ISO, White balance, etc.




canon_sd940_rec_ready.jpgWhen the color LCD is turned on and you half-press the shutter you will see which of the nine AF points (green rectangles) were used for the focus lock. The aperture and shutter speed values are also shown along the bottom. The orange glow is from the AF-assist lamp.




canon_sd940_rec_function_anim.gifProgram mode Function options:
  • Metering - Evaluative, 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, or Custom Color
  • White Balance - Auto, Day Light, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom one-push WB set
  • ISO - Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
  • Exposure Mode - Program, Portrait, Night Scene, Kits&Pets, Party, Sunset, Fireworks, Long Shutter, Beach, Underwater (with optional housing), Aquarium, Foliage, Snow, ISO 3200, Digital Macro, Color Accent, Color Swap, and Stitch Assist 1&2.
  • Drive Mode - Singe or Continuous
  • Image Size - L (12M, 4000x3000), M1 (8M, 3264x2448), M2 (5M, 2592x1944), M3 (2M, 1600x1200), S (640x480) and Wide (4000x2248)
  •  Image Quality - with Fine or Normal compression




canon_sd940_rec_menu_anim.gifProgram mode MENU options:
  • AF Frame - Face AiAF or Center
  • AF Frame Size - Small or Normal (Center Frame mode only)
  • Servo AF - On or Off
  • Digital Zoom - Off, Standard, 1.5x, 2.0x
  • AF-Point Zoom - On or Off
  • Servo AF - On or Off
  • AF Assist Beam - On or Off
  • Flash Settings - Red-Eye Correction and Red-Eye Lamp On or Off
  • i-Contrast - Off or Auto
  • Review - Off, Hold or 2 - 10 secs
  • Review Info - Off, Detailed, Focus Check
  • Blink Detection - On or Off
  • Display Overlay - Enable or disable Grid lines, 3:2 Guide, Off or Both
  • IS Mode - Continuous, Shoot Only, Panning, Off
  • Date Stamp - Off, Date or Date & Time




canon_sd940_rec_4way_anim.gifAbove are the screens displayed when pressing any direction on the 4-way controller in record mode. It provides shortcuts to frequently used settings including exposure compensation, flash settings, timers and focus mode.


canon_sd940_rec_movie.jpgYou can record movie clips with audio at a variety of resolutions. The SD780 offers Standard Definition movies at resolutions of 640x480 or 320x240 as well as a High Definition mode at 1280x720. The frame rate for all three modes is 30fps. For those of you who are a bit more creative, there are also options for Color accent and Color swap. The optical zoom may not be used during recording, but can be preset before hand. These clips are captured in QuickTime format and saved as .MOV files
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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. The SD940 also offers HD video output via a HDMI port.



canon_sd940_rec_movie_functions_anim.gifMovie Func. Menu:
  • 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
  • Mode - Standard, Color Accent, Color Swap
  • Resolution - 1280x720, 640x480, 320x240 (all @ 30fps)

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