If you can't find the Playback button on the back panel of the X-S1, don't feel bad. It's in a bit of an odd location to the left of the camera's LCD, along with some specialty shooting feature buttons. With most cameras, the Playback button is located on the right side of the back panel, along with the four-way buttons and other command buttons.
Once you're in Playback mode, Fujifilm included quite a wide range of options for viewing data about your stored images. The basic image data screen includes the file number, aspect ratio, resolution, and dynamic range setting in the upper right corner. In the lower right corner, you'll see the battery power remaining and the ISO setting. In the lower left, you'll find the date and time the image was shot, the shutter speed, and the aperture setting.
By pressing the Disp/Back button, you can change the data shown, as shown in the second image here. The actual image will shrink and move to the upper right corner of the screen, along with the file number. Along the left side of the window, you'll see the dynamic range setting, aspect ratio and resolution, ISO setting, shutter speed, aperture, film simulation mode, flash setting, white balance, exposure compensation, and date and time the image was recorded.
To see even more detailed information about an image that's displayed on the screen, press the Info button, which is located to the left of the LCD screen (marked as ISO/Info). You then can see the exact settings for dynamic range, color, highlight tone, shadow tone, sharpness, film simulation, white balance, color space, metering, exposure mode, lens zoom and aperture, focal length, and flash mode.
You can scroll through images more quickly in Playback mode by taking advantage of the X-S1's multiple-image display options. With an image on the screen, press the AF/Minus Magnification on the left side of the LCD screen, and the screen will change to display a single image at a smaller size with two other images on both sides in the background.
Press the button again to change the screen to a 2-by-2 grid, then a 3-by-3 grid, and, finally, a 10-by-10 grid. To move back toward the single image on the screen, press the AE/Plus Magnification button. Use the four-way button to navigate through the multiple images on the screen, and press the Menu/OK button to select a particular image.
With a single image on the screen, you can magnify a portion of the scene to make sure it has the sharp focus that you want. Press the AE/Plus Magnification button to start the magnification process. Continue pressing that button to create more magnification or press the AF/Minus Magnification button to reduce the magnification. The X-S1 will include a small screen of the entire image in the lower right corner, allowing you figure out exactly which section of the scene you're viewing. Use the four-way buttons to change the section you're viewing.
In Playback mode, you can access the Playback menu. Press the Menu OK button to open the Playback menu, where you can access several options for editing or sorting your stored images. Some Playback menu options lead to a secondary menu. Some options may be grayed out, depending on the type of image that's displayed on the screen when you press the Menu OK button.
The Playback menu's options are:
- Photobook Assist
- Image Search - By Date, By Face (All Image, Face Recognition, Closeup, Couple, Group), By Favorites (5 Star, 4 Star, 3 Star, 2 Star, 1 Star, No), By Scene (Landscape, Night, Portrait, Macro, Dog, Cat), By Type Of Data (Still, Movie, Continuous, RAW), By Upload Mark (YouTube, Facebook)
- Erase - Back, Frame, Selected Frames, All Frames
- Mark For Upload To - YouTube, Facebook, Reset All
- Slide Show - Normal, Fade-In, Multiple
- RAW Conversion
- Red Eye Removal
- Protect - Frame, Set All, Reset All
- Resize - M, S, 640
- Image Rotate - 90 Degrees Clockwise, 90 Degrees Counterclockwise
- Copy - Internal Memory to SD Card, SD Card to Internal Memory
- Voice Memo
- Erase Face Recog.
- Print Order (DPOF) - With Date, Without Date, Reset All
- Disp Aspect
You also can access the Set-Up menu through this screen, and the Set-Up menu here offers the same options as discussed in the Record Screens & Menus section.
In Playback mode, you can see quite a bit of data about your stored videos, too. In the basic movie display mode, you'll see the file number and the video resolution in the upper right corner, the battery power remaining in the lower right corner, and the date and time the movie was shot in the lower left corner.
To see more detailed data about your stored movie, press the Disp Back button. You'll then see a histogram in the lower right corner of the screen, showing you the exposure of the video. On the left side of the screen, you'll see the film simulation, the white balance, and the exposure compensation for the video, along with the data that was displayed in the less detailed mode. Unfortunately, there's no display mode that shows you the length of the video.
With a movie displayed on the screen in Playback mode, you can play the movie by pressing the downward button of the four-way buttons. You'll then see this screen, where the amount of time that has expired in the video is displayed in the upper right corner. A timing bar across the top of the screen gives you an idea of overall length of the video. Press the upward four-way button to stop the playback of the video, or press the downward four-way button to pause the video.