Canon Powershot SD970 IS Review

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Playback Modes & Menus



Canon Powershot SD970 IS

When you press the playback button on the back of the camera, the last picture taken is displayed full screen. 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. You can choose from no info, basic info, a full detailed list of settings with histogram or a close up view to check focus. This view also will show you all faces that were detected in the photo.



Canon Powershot SD970 IS

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.



Canon Powershot SD970 IS

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 SD970 IS

Movie clips can be played in the camera with audio thanks to the built-in speaker. Press the FUNC. / SET button to play a clip, or use any of the other VCR-like controls.



Canon Powershot SD970 IS

The movie edit feature allows you edit and compose movies inside the camera, no need for a computer.



Canon Powershot SD970 IS

Playback Menu:

    Slide Show - Runs a slide show of all the images on the memory card
    My Category - Group your images into categories
    Erase - Erase one, selected range, or all images
    Protect - Protect an image from being deleted
    i-Contrast - Choose the amount of contrast: Auto, Low, Medium, High
    Red Eye Correction - Removes redness from the eyes of your subjects
    Trimming - Crop your images inside the camera
    Resize - Save a smaller copy of a photograph
    My Colors - Apply any one of the 'My Colors' shooting filters to a picture
    Rotate - Change the orientation of your image by 90� at a time
    Active Display - Allows you to scroll through your images by shaking the camera
    Resume - Select the image that will be seen when you turn the camera to
      playback mode
    Transition - Select a transition for browsing your photos



Canon Powershot SD970 IS

Print Menu:

    Print
    Select Images & Qty.
    Select Range
    Select All Images
    Clear All Selections
    Print Settings




Canon Powershot SD970 IS


i-Contrast will automatically adjust the contrast levels of your images. You also have the option of Low, Medium and High contrast settings.


Canon Powershot SD970 IS

Resize allows you to make your images smaller on the camera without the need for a computer. The picture will save as new file so that you do not lose the original.



Canon Powershot SD970 IS

The rotate feature allows the camera to rotate an image without a computer 90� at a time.



Canon Powershot SD970 IS

Red Eye Correction allows the camera to remove any instances of Red Eye from your photographs with just a press of a button. You then have the option to overwrite the existing file or save it as a new one.


Canon Powershot SD970 IS

Camera Setup Menu:

    Mute - On or Off
    Volume - Change the volume for the different sounds and movie playback
    Sound Options - Change the camera sounds
    LCD Brightness - Change the Level of brightness (5 levels)
    Start-up Image - On or Off
    Hints and Tips - Tells you about features of the camera
    Format - Format the memory card
    File Numbering - Continuous, Auto Reset
    Create Folder - Create a folder on the memory card for saving your
      photographs
    Auto Rotate - On or Off
    Lens Retract - 0 sec, 1 min
    Power Saving - Auto Power Down (On or Off), Display Off (10, 20,
      30 seconds, 1, 2, 3 minutes)
    Time Zone - Select your geographic time zone
    Date/Time - Set the date and time
    Video System - NTSC or PAL
    Language - Choose from one of the many languages
    Reset All - Reset all options back to the factory defaults


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