PowerShot SX150 IS

PowerShot SX150 IS

Playback Screens & Menus


You have 4 choices for viewing your images. You can view just the image, or the image with just the basic information (Image Size, Date and File number). There are also two smaller views that show you the complete set of shooting information and one that shows a close up of the focus point. 

Index mode allows you to quickly search through your stored images by viewing thumbnails of either 4, 9, 36 or 100 at a time. The first three allow you to easily see the thumbnail images. When you get to 100 on the screen, it is very hard to tell them apart.

The camera also allows you to zoom in on am image. Once you have zoomed in, you can use the 4-way controller to scroll around your image. This is a great way to check focus and image clarity without a computer.

Up on the 4-way controller in playback mode takes you to the "jump" menu. This allows you to view only your favorites, shot date, my category, still/movie, 10 images at a time, 100 images at a time.

The print menu gives you options to print one, some or all of your images directly to a printer from the camera. 

Plalyback Menu Options:
  • Smart Shuffle - Allows you to select one of four random images while looking at a 5th larger image
  • Slideshow - Runs a slideshow of the images saved on the camera's memory card
  • Erase All - Erases all of the images on the memory card
  • Protect - Protects images from being deleted
  • Rotate - Changes the orientation of the images by 90° at a time
  • Favorites - Set images to be included in your favorites
  • My Category - Set images to fit in a specific category
  • Photobook Setup - Select images to be loaded into the included software to print photobooks
  • i-Contrast - Auto adjusts the contrast of the image based on the settings: Auto, Low, Medium or High
  • Red-Eye Correction - Removes red-eye from your portrait shots
  • Trimming - Allows you to crop your image
  • Resize - Makes a seperate smaller resolution copy of an image
  • My Colors - Change the color tone of the image
  • Scroll Display - On or Off
  • Auto Rotate - On or Off
  • Resume - Determines what image will be shown when you enter playback mode
  • Transition - Choose transitions for the slideshow

Video playback on the SX150 IS gives you DVR-like controls that allow you to pause and play the video as you please. There is also an option to edit the video on the camera. The lack of an HDMI output stops you from easily watching your HD movies on an HDTV.

Camera Menu Options:
  • Mute - On or Off
  • Volume - Adjust the volume of the different camera sounds
  • Sound Options - Change and adjust the camera sounds
  • Hints & Tips -  On or Off
  • LCD Brightness - Adjust the brightness of the LCD
  • Start-up Image - Choose the image to be displayed on power-up
  • Format - Format the memory card
  • File Numbering - Continuous, Auto Reset
  • Create Folder - Create a storage folder for your images
  • Lens Retract - 0 sec., 1 min.
  • Power Saving - Auto Power Down, Display Off settings
  • Time Zone - Select a new location in the world to automatically change the time
  • Date/Time - Set the date and time
  • Distance Units - Focus distance in feet or meters
  • Video System - NTSC, PAL
  • Language - Choose from one of the 25 languages
  • Reset All - Reset the camera to the factory defaults

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