Pressing the playback button on the back of the camera body takes the camera to playback mode. Here you can look through your captured images and videos that are saved on the SD card. This screen lists the basic information about each image. The image information can be changed from none to a detailed view, but it has to be done from the camera's setup menu, which makes things a little harder.
Since there is not a zoom/index toggle on the camera body, pressing the OK button then turning the command dial counter clockwise to enter index mode. Index mode allows you to view thumbnails of all the images and movies stored on the SD card. This is an easy way to find that certain image when the card is full.
Turning the command dial the other way allows you to zoom in on an individual image. Once you have zoomed in, you can use the 4-way controller to scroll around the image. This is a great way to check the focus and details of your images when a computer is not available.
Playback menu options:
Delete - Delete files from the memory card
Slide Show - Start an automated slide show of images and/or movies stored on the SD card; Image type, Select Scene, Frame Interval, Movie Playback time, Audio
Image Review - On or Off
Rotate Tall - Automatic image rotation; On or Off
DPOF Print Order - Choose the print settings for direct printing via USB
Protect - Protect files from deletion
Rating - Rate images
D-Lighting - Apply D-Lighting to an image to increases brightness and shadow detail
Resize - Reduce the dimensions of an image, while keeping the same framing and aspect ratio
Crop - Crop out a portion of an image and save it as a new file
Face-Priority Zoom - On or Off
Edit Movie - Edit the length of a movie file
Change Theme - Change the theme associated with the image
D-Lighting allows the camera to use its Dynamic Lighting feature to brighten the darker areas of the images. You can choose from the 3 levels of adjustment. Once you click to save, the camera will save a new copy of the image.
Cropping an image allows you to choose an aspect ratio to change to, or keep it the same. You can then zoom in on the image and crop out the outside edges.
Playing back your images on the camera's LCD is easy and the camera gives you some basic control over the movie. Play, pause and frame-by-frame search let you look at every frame. With an HDMI cable, the movies can also be shown on any HDTV.
The J3 also gives you the basic ability to trim your movies, so they start and end exactly where you want them to.
Setup Menu Options:
Rest Setup Options - restore factory default settings for the setup menu
Format Memory Card - Format the SD card (erases everything)
Slot Empty Release Lock - Control whether the shutter can be released when a memory card is not present; Locked or unlocked
Display - Change the Display Brightness, Grid and info for both shooting and playback modes
Sound Settings - Choose the camera sounds for the Shutter and Autofocus/Self-timer
Auto Power Off - 1min, 5min, 10min
Shutter Button AE Lock - On or Off
HDMI Device Control - Lets you control the camera remotely when using the HDMI-CEC televisions
Flicker Reduction - Reduces the banding or flickering that can be present in movies when shooting under fluorescent lighting
Reset File Numbering - Reset the file numbering on the memory card
Time Zone and Date - Set the Time Zone, Date and Time, Date format, and Daylight Savings mode
Language - Choose the camera language
Auto Image rotation - On or Off
Pixel Mapping - Checks the sensor and processor for bad pixels to increase image quality
Firmware Version - View the current firmware version installed on the camera
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