Canon Powershot SD960 IS Review
By Mike Flacy
Playback Modes & Menus
When you press the Playback button the last picture taken is displayed. 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. There are several different display settings including brief info, extended information display with histogram, AF-point zoom display, and no information at all.
You can quickly search through stored images using the Index playback function which is actuated by pressing the Wide zoom control. The amount of times you move the Wide zoom control will determine the amount of thumbnails shown, from 4, 9, 36, or 100! When playing back in camera, the amount of thumbnails might differ due to the wide aspect ratio of the LCD.
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.
My Category - Allows you to view your pictures by category or allows
Protect - Allows you to protect images from being deleted
i-Contrast - Brighten the background of images
Red-Eye Correction - Removes Red-Eye from your images
Trimming - Allows you to crop your images inside the camera
Resize - Save the current image at a smaller resolution
My Colors - Change the color scheme of the photo
Rotate - Rotates the image 90� at a time
Active Display - On or Off
Resume - Last Seen or Last Shot
Transition - Choose a transition for viewing your photographs
Here you can see the i-Contrast playback function, which helps you brighten images right in the camera.
You can also resize your images right inside the camera, which is useful when preparing files for sharing or uploading to the internet.
Movie clips can be played in the camera with audio thanks to the built-in speaker. VCR-like controls make playback a breeze.
You can also edit your movies inside the camera without a computer.
SETUP menu options (same in Record and Playback):
Volume - Adjust the volume of the different camera sounds
Sound Options - Choose the Start-up, Operation, Self-timer and Shutter sounds
LCD Brightness - Adjust the brightness of the LCD
Start-up Image - Choose the image to be displayed on power-up
Hints & Tips - On or Off
Format - Format the memory card
File Numbering - Continuous, Auto Reset
Create Folder - Create a storage folder for your images
Auto Rotate - On or Off
Lens Retract - 0 sec., 1 min.
Power Saving - Auto Power Down, Display Off settings
Time Zone - Set your home and travel time zones
Date/Time - Set the date and time
Video System - NTSC, PAL
Language - Choose from one of the 25 languages
Reset All - Reset the camera to the factory defaults
Here you can see the Print menu, which is used when connecting the camera to a PictBridge compatible printer.
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