Canon Powershot SX110 IS Review
Record Screens & Menus
Here you can see the new Easy exposure mode. This is a 100% automatic exposure mode. The only thing you can control is the flash, and that is because you have to manually raise it in order to use it.
The AUTO mode allows anyone, regardless of expertise, to use the SX110 like a simple
point-n-shoot camera. The camera automatically selects the shutter speed and aperture
allowing you to concentrate on framing your subject, not changing camera settings.
In Program mode the camera selects both the shutter speed and
aperture like Auto mode, but now you have access to all of the same camera settings as in Av, Tv, and M mode (see FUNCtion and Menu screens below.)
Half-pressing the shutter release with get you an auto focus lock and the shutter
speed and aperture values will be displayed.
FUNCtion menu (in P, Tv, Av and M mode).
White Balance - Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent,
Fluorescent H, Flash or Custom
In Tv (Shutter-speed priority) mode the user selects the desired shutter speed and the
camera automatically selects the aperture value. If the shutter speed is too fast (or
slow), the aperture value will be displayed in red (when the shutter is half-pressed)
which tells you to select a different speed. Slow shutter speeds allow for moving objects
to "motion blur" and fast shutter speeds will "freeze" fast moving objects.
In Av (Aperture priority) mode the user selects the desired aperture value and the
camera automatically selects the appropriate shutter speed.
Small apertures (large F-stop number) increase the depth of field (range of focus)
whereas large apertures (small F-stop numbers) decreases the depth of field.
In Manual mode the proper exposure value is determined by changing both the shutter
speed and the aperture values manually. You can visually see the screen lighten or
darken as you change settings and the EV (exposure value) chart along the right hand side
will help you achieve the desired exposure.
Record MENU (in P, Tv, Av and M mode).
AF Frame - Center or Face Detect
Movie mode lets you record high-quality motion video with stereo audio 640x480 or 320x240, with a frame rate of 30fps. The maximum length of capture in any mode is limited to 4GB or 1 hour, whichever occurs first. Audio is recorded, therefore the optical zoom may not be used while recording. You may preset the desired focal length before recording begins. You can use the digital zoom while shooting video, just be careful as it will degrade picture quality.
SETUP menu options.
Volume - Speaker level for Start-up, Operation, Self timer, Shutter and Playback
Start-up image On or Off
LCD Brightness - Adjust LCD backlight intensity
Power Saving - Auto Power Down (On, Off) and Display Off (20s, 30s, 1,2,3,10m)
Date/Time - Set the internal clock / calendar
Format - Format the CF device or display space remaining
File Numbering - Continuous or Auto Reset
Create Folder - Create a new folder on demand, or daily, weekly or monthly
Auto Rotate - Orientation sensor (On, Off)
Distance Units - Focus distance in feet or meters
Lens Retract - 0 seconds or 1 minute
Language - Set the menu language
Video System - NTSC or PAL video output
Print Method - Auto or Wide with Canon SELPHY
Reset All - Resets values to their default settings
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