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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