Record Screens & Menus

Please excuse the poor quality of these screen captures. The A2400 IS kit does not include an AV output cable, therefore we had to photograph the LCD.

When you are shooting in Auto mode with the PowerShot A2400 IS, you'll see the LCD as above. You have very little control over the camera's settings in automatic mode, although you can set the parameters for using the flash. The A2400 IS will choose among 32 predefined scene presets to determine the best settings, based on the light and type of scene you're shooting. This is the easiest way to use the A2400 IS.

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In any shooting mode, you can prefocus on the scene by pressing the shutter button halfway. This will lock the focus and the exposure settings. When you prefocus, the screen will show the settings for the image that you're about to shoot, such as 1/25 shutter speed, ISO 400, and f/2.8 in this case.

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Another option you can use is Live mode, by pressing the Auto button. This button on the A2400 IS toggles between Auto and Live modes.

The Live mode is much like Auto mode, in that the photographer doesn't have many options for manually controlling the camera's settings. However, when you press the DISP button, you can adjust some aspects of the image and colors, including Dark/Light, Neutral/Vivid, and Cool/Warm, just my moving the slider bars. As you move the bars, the LCD screen will simulate how the image will look under those settings.

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You also can shoot in Program mode, which becomes available out of Live mode. When you press the FUNC/SET while in Program or Live mode, you'll see a menu of icons appear, giving you access to a variety of shooting modes and camera settings. You can pick the shooting mode along the bottom of the screen, or make changes to the shooting settings along the left side of the screen.

The options include the following:

  • Shooting mode (along bottom of screen) - Program, Live View, Portrait, Face Self-Timer, Low Light, Fish-Eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Snow, Fireworks, Long Shutter, Discreet, iFrame Movie
The camera settings options (along the left side of the screen) include the following:

  • Exposure Compensation - +/- 2EV in 1/3EV steps
  • ISO - Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
  • White Balance - Auto WB, Day Light, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom WB
  • Drive Mode - Single or Continuous
  • Self-Timer - Off, 10 seconds, 2 seconds, Custom
  • Image Quality - L (16M - 4608x3456), M1 (8M - 3264x2448), M2 (2M - 1600x1200), S (0.3M - 640x480), Widescreen (12M - 4608x2592)
  • Video Mode - 1280x720 (HD) or 640x480 (SD)
In Auto mode, pressing the FUNC/SET button will only give you the options of the Self-Timer, Image Quality, and Video Quality.

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In the image shown here, you can adjust the exposure. Once the Exposure Compensation icon on the left of the screen is highlighted in orange, you can use the four-way controller to adjust the scale at the bottom of the screen. The other camera settings options work in a similar manner.

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Canon allows you to shoot either 720p HD movies (1280x720) or standard definition movies (640x480) with the PowerShot A2400 IS. Once you press the dedicated movie button, you'll see the screen shown here, with a Rec notification along the right side of the screen and the amount of time the recording has been going across the top of the screen (15 seconds in this case).

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As you select your movie resolution on the settings screen, the camera will measure how much recording time you'll have remaining, depending on the space on your memory card, and display that number in the lower right corner (6 minutes, 4 seconds in this case). You can shoot at 25 frames per second (fps) in 720p HD resolution and at 30 fps at SD resolution. The PowerShot A2400 IS also supports iFrame Movie mode, which records video in an Apple complaint format that makes editing videos on Apple devices easier.

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The A2400 IS camera menu options in Program mode are:

  • AF Frame - Center, Face AiAF, Tracking AF
  • Digital Zoom - On or Off
  • AF-Point Zoom - On or Off
  • Servo AF - On or Off
  • Lamp Setting - On or Off
  • Red-Eye Correction - On or Off
  • i-Contrast - Off or Auto
  • Light Metering - Evaluative, Center Weighted, Spot
  • Review - Off, 2-10 seconds, or Hold
  • Review Info - Off or Detailed
  • Blink Detection - On or Off
  • Grid Lines - On or Off
  • IS Settings - Set IS Mode (Continuous, Shoot Only, Off) and Powered IS (On or Off)
  • Date Stamp - Off, Date, or Date & Time
In Auto mode, the only camera menu options available are Lamp Setting, Red-Eye Correction, Review, Blink Detection, and Date Stamp.

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The Setup menu options in Program mode or in Auto mode are the same, as follows:

  • Mute - On or Off
  • Volume - Adjust the volume of camera sounds
  • Hints & Tips - On or Off
  • LCD Brightness - Adjust the LCD's default brightness; 5 levels
  • Start-up Image - On or Off
  • Format - Format the memory card; deletes All files
  • File Numbering - Continuous (recommended) or Auto Reset
  • Create Folder - Monthly or Daily
  • Lens Retract - 0 sec. or 1 min.
  • Power Saving - Toggle the Power Saving features: Auto Power Down, On or Off; Display Off, six settings, between 10 seconds and 3 minutes
  • Date/Time - Set the Date and Time of the internal clock/calendar
  • Video System - NTSC or PAL
  • Language - Choose the menu language
  • Reset All - Restore all settings to their factory defaults

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