The popup menu is the key to changing the camera's settings quickly. Press the Func/Set button from any shooting mode to open the popup menu. Use the four-way button to scroll through the icons and press Func/Set to make a selection. As you highlight different icons, an explanation will appear on the screen.
You'll have the most options for changing the ELPH 360's settings when shooting in Program mode. Other shooting modes will have some icons for various options grayed out. The popup menu icons in Program shooting mode are:
- Light Metering - Evaluative, Center Weighted Avg, Spot
- My Colors - (discussed below)
- White Balance - Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom
- ISO - Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
- Shooting Mode - Auto, Program, Portrait, Smart Shutter, High-Speed Burst, Handheld Night Scene, Low Light, Fish-Eye Effect (Low, Medium, High), Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect (Standard, Warm, Cool), Monochrome (B/W, Sepia, Blue), Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Fireworks, Long Shutter
- Exposure - Between -2 and +2 in 1/3 increments
- Self-Timer - Off, 10 Sec., 2 Sec., Custom
- Drive Mode - Single, Continuous
- Aspect Ratio - 16:9, 3:2, 4:3, 1:1
- Recording Pixels - L 20MP, M1 10MP, M2 3MP, S 0.3MP
- Compression - Superfine, Fine
- Movie Quality - 1920x1080 Full HD, 1280x720 HD, 640x480 VGA
In Auto mode the popup menu icons are limited to Self-Timer, Drive Mode, Aspect Ratio, Recording Pixels, and Movie Quality.
As you move the zoom ring on the Canon ELPH 360, you'll see a line graph appear across the top of the screen. The vertical line in the graph represents the 12x optical zoom measurement. If you go past the optical zoom and enter digital zoom territory, the graph will change to yellow first and then blue.
For some reason, the actual optical zoom measurement number will only appear on the screen once you enter the digital zoom area. You won't know the optical zoom measurement number in optical zoom only, which is a strange feature.
My Colors is one of the special effect options for the Canon ELPH 360. Press Func/Set to open the popup menu and then select the My Colors option to see the different settings you can use, which include:
- Positive Film
- Lighter Skin Tone
- Darker Skin Tone
- Vivid Blue
- Vivid Green
- Vivid Red
You also can use the Creative Shot mode to employ some special effects in your images. However, in Creative Shot mode the Canon ELPH 360 will automatically apply special effects and you will have minimal control over what's created. When you press the shutter button in this shooting mode, the ELPH 360 will record six photos at one time. After it records the images, the six photos will appear as thumbnail images on the screen for a second, as shown above.
You'll use the toggle switch on the top of the camera to select Creative Shot mode. Press the Info button to pick from the available family of special effects to use with the Creative Shot mode, including:
Press the right side of the four-way button in any shooting mode to open the popup flash menu across the top of the screen. In Program mode the flash options are: Auto, On, Slow Synchro, and Off. However, in Auto mode only two flash options are available, Auto and Off.
Press the left side of the four-way button to select the focus mode. In Program mode three options are available (Macro, Normal, and Infinity).
When you press the movie recording button on the back of the Canon PowerShot ELPH 360, you'll start and stop movie recording. A red Rec icon will appear along the right side of the screen while the recording is occurring, and the amount of time elapsed in the recording will appear across the top of the screen.
Press the Menu button on the back of the Canon ELPH 360 to open the menu screen. Highlight the tab on the top of the screen to select the type of menu you want to access. The camera icon represents the Shooting menu, while the tools icon represents the Setup menu.
The Shooting menu's options will change, depending on which shooting mode and menu selections you're using. Some options may be grayed out. The Shooting menu options under the camera icon tab in Program mode are:
- AF Frame - Tracking AF, Face AiAF, Center
- AF Frame Size - Small, Normal
- Digital Zoom - Standard, Off, 1.6x, 2.0x
- AF-Point Zoom - On, Off
- Servo AF - On, Off
- Continuous AF - On, Off
- AF-Assist Beam - On, Off
- Flash Settings - Red-Eye Lamp (On, Off)
- i-Contrast - Auto, Off
- Lamp Setting - On, Off
- i-Contrast - Auto, Off
- Review Image After Shooting - Display Time (Quick, 2 sec, 4 sec, 8 sec, Hold, Off), Display Info (Off, Detailed)
- Grid Lines - On, Off
- IS Settings - IS Mode (Continuous, Shoot Only, Off), Dynamic IS (1, 2)
- Date Stamp - Off, Date, Date & Time
The Setup menu options are:
- Mute - On, Off
- Volume - Start-up Vol. (Level 1 to 5), Operation Vol. (Level 1 to 5), Self-timer Vol. (Level 1 to 5), Shutter Volume (Level 1 to 5)
- Hints & Tips - On, Off
- Date/Time - Set the Date and Time of the internal clock/calendar
- Time Zone - Choose time zones for Home, World
- Lens Retraction - 0 sec., 1 min.
- Eco Mode - On, Off
- Power Saving - Auto Power Down (On, Off); Display Off (10 sec., 20 sec., 30 sec., 1 min., 2 min., 3 min.)
- Disp. Brightness - Adjust the LCD's default brightness; 5 levels
- Start-up Image - On, Off
- Format - Format the memory card; deletes all files
- File Numbering - Continuous (recommended), Auto Reset
- Create Folder - Monthly, Daily
- Units - m/cm, ft/in
- Video System - NTSC, PAL
- Wireless Settings - Wi-Fi Settings (NFC (On, Off), Password (On, Off), Target History (On, Off), Resize for Sending (M2, No), Check MAC Address), Nickname, Reset Settings
- Certification Logo Display
- Language - Choose the menu language, 31 options
- Reset All - Restore all settings to their factory defaults