Canon Powershot A80 Review
Playback Screens & Menus
When you select Playback mode the last picture taken is displayed. You can
move backward or forward through the images using the LEFT and RIGHT buttons. The
amount of overlay information displayed is controlled by pressing the DISP button.
This frame shows the default information, across the bottom is 4/8 which means image
4 of 8 total. The "musical note" indicates that a voice memo has been recorded
forthis imagee. Fine/Large image and the time and date it was captured.
Pressing the DISPlay button brings up further icons to indicate the capture mode (auto, manual, movie), flash mode, exposure compensation, white balance, ISO speed and metering.
If you press the DISP button again all of the overlay information is removed. This is
good for when you are showing the pictures on the TV and don't want the info displayed.
You can quickly search through stored images using the Index playback function
which is actuated by pressing the Wide zoom control button. Nine thumbnail size
images will be displayed and you can select one using the LEFT or RIGHT buttons
and then pressing the Telephoto zoom button. Pressing the Wide button again will
put you in jump mode where you can backward or forward a page at a time.
The image can be magnified up to 10x in ten steps by pressing the telephoto zoom button.
Once the image is enlarged at any step, you can move around inside of it using the 4-way
Movie clips can be played in the camera with audio thanks to the builtin speaker.
Here is the full info screen shown before playing a movie clip.
You get "VCR-like" buttons to control the playback of movie clips.
You can also edit the length of a movie clip.
Pressing the MENU button brings up this page of options. Protect or unprotect image(s),
rotate portrait mode image for display on TV, Sound Memo will let you attach up to a 60
sec voice "note" with an image, Erase all will delete ALL the images, Slide Show is for
automated playback on a TV, Print Order lets you set the DPOF printing information.
The Sound Memo options lets you record memos or notes up to 60 seconds in length which
are attached to still images. You can overwrite or delete previous memos.
The Setup sub-menu lets you to turn the Beep sounds on/off, adjust the volume, enable
the Auto Power Down option (off, on), set the time and date in the internal clock,
format the CF card, reset the file numbering, enable auto rotation,
set the distance unit (m/ft), set the menu language, and specify the video out format
(NTSC or PAL).
The My Camera sub-menu lets you customize the startup and shutdown screens and the camera's sound effects.
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