Canon Powershot SD20 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 options set in
the SETUP menu. This frame shows the default information, across the bottom is
4/13 which means you are viewing image 4 of 13 total. The "musical note"
indicates that a voice memo has been recorded for this image. Also shown is
the image quality which was set at Superfine/Large and the time & date it was
If you select "Detailed" information for playback in the SETUP menu you will
now see icons to indicate the capture mode (auto, manual, night, etc),
exposure compensation, white balance, flash mode and metering. In the upper
right corner is the exposure histogram.
You can quickly search through stored images using the Index playback function
which is actuated by pressing and holding the SET button. Nine thumbnail size
images will be displayed and you can select one using the LEFT or RIGHT buttons
and then pressing the SET button.
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 built-in
speaker or on a television set by using the supplied audio/video cable. 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 image for display on TV (Not necessary if you shot the
picture with the Auto Rotate option enabled), Sound Memo will let you attach
up to a 60 sec voice "note" with an image, Erase all will delete ALL the
images, Auto Play (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, set the volume
level of camera sounds, set the amount of display data in record / preview /
playback modes, adjust the LCD backlight, enable the Power Saving feature, set
the time and date in the internal clock, set the review time delay, format the
CF card, reset the file numbering, turn Auto Rotate On or Off set the menu language, and specify the
video out format (NTSC or PAL).
The MyCamera sub-menu lets you customize the startup and shutdown screens and the camera's sound effects.
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