Canon Powershot SD630 Review
Playback Modes & 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. Information across the bottom is 1/81 which
means image 1 of 81 total, image quality is set at Large SuperFine and the time and date of
capture. A "key" icon means the image is protected, and a "musical note" icon indicates that a
voice memo has been attached.
Pressing the DISPlay button displays the histogram and extended image information to indicate shutter speed, aperture, capture mode, flash mode, exposure compensation, white balance, ISO speed, metering, file size and image size.
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 built-in 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 shorten (edit the length) a movie clip.
Pressing the MENU button brings up this page of options. Choose the Transition between images,
start a slide show, use My Colors, 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, Transfer Order lets you select the order from which the
images are transferred to your computer and Transition is to display a screen effect between
For proper display on a TV screen you use the Rotate option on any pictures that you
have taken in portrait (vertical) mode.
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 of several
functions, adjust LCD brightness, enable the Auto Power Down option (off, on), set the Time
Zone, set the time and date in the internal clock, format the SD card, reset the file numbering,
create a new image folder, set auto rotate (on or off), adjust the Lens retract time, set the
menu language, specify the video out format (NTSC or PAL) and RESET all settings to factory
The MyCamera sub-menu lets you customize the startup and shutdown screens and the camera's sound effects. When you install the included software you will find a wealth of themes, startup screens and sounds to choose from our custom build your own.
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