Please excuse the poor quality of these screen captures. The X550 kit does not include an AV output cable, therefore we had to photograph the display screen.
With the GE X550, you can use the Disp button to toggle through data about the images displayed on the Playback screen. The first screen has basic data, such as the file name. The second screen contains detailed data, including a histogram, the shooting settings, and the date and time of the photo. The final screen has no data.
From the X550's single-image Playback view, you can move through various multiple-image views by moving the zoom ring to the left. The first screen is a 3-by-3 grid of images, followed by a 4-by-4 grid, The final screen shows the images sorted by date.
By moving the X550's zoom ring to the right with a single image on the Playback screen, you can zoom into your image. GE gives you a zoom capability up to 8.0x, magnifying the image in steps of 1.0x.
The GE X550's Trim screen is shown here as well, with the scissors icon in the lower right corner. Using the built-in editing Trim function, you can cut out a portion of the image, and the X550 automatically zooms into the image by 2.0x to make it easier to select the portion of the image you want. You must select the Trim command from the Playback menu.
Pressing the FUNC/OK button removes the zoom and returns you to normal view.
When playing back a movie on the screen, you'll can start playing back the movie with the OK button. To see additional information about the movie file, such as the length of the movie, the file name, and the movie resolution, press the Disp button.
Once you begin playing a movie, you'll see playback commands in a cross in the lower right corner of the screen. The cross represents the four-way button on the back of the camera: Fast forward, reverse, pause, and volume control.
You can control some aspects of the Playback functions in the X550 through the Playback Setup menu, which makes use of multiple screens (1 and 2). The menu commands are:
- Protect - One, All, or Reset
- Delete - One, All, or Date Folder
- DPOF - One, All, or Reset
- Resize - 1024x768 or 640x480
- Rotate - Clockwise Rotation or Anticlockwise Rotation
- Red-Eye Reduction
The final three commands give you the option of applying those in-camera editing effects to the currently selected image.
The deletion tools with the GE X550 aren't very complex, which makes it more difficult to delete multiple images at one time. You can choose to delete one image at a time, all of the images on the memory card, or all images taken on a particular date.
When you choose to delete one image, you'll see the screen displayed here, where your options are either to delete the photo (Yes) or to skip the deletion and return to the Playback screen (Back).