Playback Screens & Menus

Please excuse the poor quality of these screen captures. The Powershot G1 X Mark II kit does not include an AV output cable, therefore we had to photograph the display screen.

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Canon placed the Playback button on the top of the camera, which is a bit of an odd location, but which works well in the design of the Canon G1 X Mark II. I did find on occasion that I pressed this button inadvertently when blindly searching for the power button when I was trying to turn on the camera in a hurry.

When you press the Playback button to enter Playback mode, you can see information stored about how each image was recorded. Press the Disp button to change the data that's shown in the display. You have four different display options.

  • No data
  • Limited data, including shutter speed, aperture, EV, and ISO
  • Extensive data, with date and time, a histogram, white balance, focus mode, resolution, and shooting mode added to the limited data
  • Most data removed, but four histograms displayed

To make it easier to scroll through multiple stored images at a time, Canon has included a thumbnail grid view with the Powershot G1 X Mark II, allowing you to see multiple images on the screen at one time. With a single image displayed just press the zoom ring to the left, and you'll see thumbnail grids, including 2x3, 3x4, 6x7, and 10x11.

With the desired image is highlighted, press the Set button to bring it to the full screen view.

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The G1 X Mark II offers a magnification option in Playback mode. With a single image on the screen, just twist the zoom ring to the right to magnify the image on the screen.

The large white rectangle in the lower left portion of the screen represents the full image, while the small white rectangle represents the current view. Use the four-way button to change the current view or drag your finger across the screen to change the view. You also can use a pinching movement with your fingers on the touchscreen or a reverse pinching movement to decrease or increase the magnification level. Ten levels of magnification are available.

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Playing back a stored movie is easy with the Canon Powershot G1 X Mark II. With a movie displayed on the screen just touch the Play button on the screen or the Set button twice on the back of the camera to begin playback. A timeline will appear across the bottom of the screen to show how much time has elapsed in the playback.

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You can connect to other Wi-Fi or NFC enabled mobile devices or to a Wi-Fi network with the Powershot G1 X Mark II. Just press the Wi-Fi or mobile connect buttons on the back of the camera to access this feature.

You can view the Playback and Print menus while you're working in Playback mode. (The Setup menu tab is on the far right.) Just press the Menu button while in Playback mode.

The Playback menu tab is on the far left and marked with a play icon. Its options are:

  • List/Play Digest Movies
  • Smart Shuffle
  • Slideshow - Repeat (On, Off), Play Time (3-30 seconds), Effect (Off, Fade)
  • Erase - Select, Select Range, Select All Images
  • Protect - Select, Select Range, Select All Images
  • Rotate
  • Favorites
  • Photobook Set-Up - Select, Select All Images, Clear All Selections
  • i-Contrast
  • Red-Eye Correction
  • Cropping
  • Resize - M2, S
  • My Colors - Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black and White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red
  • Face ID Info - Name Display (On, Off), Edit ID Info
  • Transition Effect - Fade, Off
  • Index Effect - On, Off
  • Scroll Display - On, Off
  • Group Images - On, Off
  • Auto Rotate - On, Off
  • Resume - Last Seen, Last Shot
  • Set Touch Actions
  • Set Shortcut Button

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Canon only included the most basic editing options with the Canon G1 X Mark II.

You can add any of the My Colors options to your images. With the options displayed along the bottom of the screen just touch the icon for the color effect you want to apply to the current image. The My Colors editing options are:

  • Vivid
  • Neutral
  • Sepia
  • B/W
  • Positive Film
  • Lighter Skin Tone
  • Darker Skin Tone
  • Vivid Blue
  • Vivid Green
  • Vivid Red

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Touch the middle tab (marked with a printer icon) in the Playback menu screen to open the Print menu, where the options are:

  • Print
  • Select Images & Qty
  • Select Range
  • Select All Images
  • Clear All Selections
  • Print Settings - Print Type (Standard, Index, Both), Date (On, Off), File No. (On, Off), Clear DPOF Data (On, Off)

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