Playback Screens & Menus


Pressing the blue Playback button on the back of the SX230 HS will set the camera into Playback or Review mode, where you can view your stored images or videos. The camera will display the last image/video captured. Pressing the DISP. button will scroll through the different display options available while viewing the image, which include: standard format with minimal info, a smaller thumbnail with histogram and extended exposure information, a close-up of the focal point used, or with no information and all icons cleared.


Another way quickly search through stored files is using the Index playback function shown above. Using the Wide angle zoom control will access this option and the more times the lever is pressed, the amount of thumbnails will change, from 6, 12, 48, to over 100 at a time. To scroll through these index screens, simply use the 4-way pad, and once you land on the image you want to see full-screen, press the FUNC/SET button.


Zooming in on an image is also accessed by using the zoom control lever, to the Telephoto end. Images can be magnified up to 10x, in small increment, and you get a small indicator box at the bottom right to help you see what portion of the frame is being magnified. Using the 4-way pad here will allow you to scroll around inside the image to a selected area to be enlarged.


Movie clips can be played back in the camera, with audio, thanks to the built-in speaker. When a movie clip is on the screen you press the FUNC/SET button, which when brings up a large "play" symbol. Pressing again will start the video. Pressing the FUNC/SET button while the clip is playing will pause the video and bring up VCR-like controls to easily access any function you may want to use. The scissor icon will access the edit menu allowing you to cut clips and save videos.


Playback Menu:

  • Slide Show - Runs a slide show of all the images on the memory card
  • Erase - Erase files from the memory card
  • Protect - Protect an image from being deleted
  • Rotate - Change the orientation of your image by 90° at a time
  • Favorites - Tag an image or movie clip as a favorite
  • My Category - Sorts images by category
  • i-Contrast - Retain shadow detail in high contrast scenes
  • Red-Eye Correction- Removes redness from the eyes of your subjects
  • Trimming - Trim an image to a specified area
  • Resize - Save a smaller copy of a photograph
  • My Color - Apply various color effects
  • Scroll Display - Displays image before and after current image
  • Group Images - Groups High-Speed Bursts Images
  • Auto Rotate - Rotates Images to match the camera orientation
  • Resume - Select the image that will be seen when you turn the camera to playback mode
  • Transition - Select a transition for browsing your photos

Playback Function Menu:

  • Rotate - rotate an image
  • Print Lists - add image to print list
  • Protect - protect images from being erased
  • Favorites - tag image as favorite
  • Erase - delete an image
  • Play Movie - starts a movie
  • Movie Digest Playback - plays movies made with movie digest
  • Smart Shuffle - Displays similar images from 4 possibilities
  • Filtered Playback - shows images filtered by date, category, ect..
  • Slideshow - choose a transition effect and start a slideshow
  • My Category - categorize an image

Below you can see the Trimming and i-Contrast editing functions in action. One really nice feature is that the SX210 allows you to save the edited images as a new file, so you can keep the unedited original.



Camera Setup Menu:

  • Mute - On or Off
  • Volume - Change the volume for the different sounds and movie playback
  • Sound Options - Set various camera sounds
  • Hints & Tips - Displays hints and tips
  • LCD Brightness - Adjust the brightness of the LCD screen
  • Start-up Image - On or Off
  • Format - Format the memory card
  • File Numbering - Continuous, Auto Reset
  • Create Folder - Create a folder on the memory card for saving your photographs
  • Lens Retract - 0 sec, 1 min
  • Power Saving - Auto Power Down (On or Off), Display Off (10, 20, 30 seconds, 1, 2, 3 minutes)
  • Time Zone - Set home and world time zones
  • Date/Time - Set the date and time
  • GPS Settings - On or Off
  • Distance Units - m/cm (metric) or ft/in (imperial)
  • Video System - NTSC or PAL
  • Ctrl via HDMI - Enable/Disable
  • Language - Choose from one of the many languages
  • Reset All - Reset all options back to the factory defaults

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