Here is an example of Auto record mode, in this mode the only items
on the Function menu which can be changed are image size and quality.
You can select from normal drive or self timer as well as different
flash modes, everything else is automatic.
Record mode display (Manual record mode)
Here, an example of information overlay in Manual record mode.
FUNC settings are shown down the left of the frame (in the exact
same place they are with the FUNC menu displayed), other settings
along the top and bottom of the frame. AiAF mode is enabled, otherwise
a center AF frame would also be visible.
In this case: FUNC: +0.7 EV compensation, Cloudy WB, ISO
100, Large / Super-Fine JPEG. Others: Evaluative Metering,
Single Drive, Macro Focus, Flash Cancel, Landscape Orientation,
241 shots remaining.
Here we're already half-pressed the shutter release
and are ready to shoot. Automatically selected AF areas turned green
to indicate a good focus. Note that unlike the G3 and S50 the S400
does not display the actual exposure to be used.
After shooting a review is displayed briefly, note that
we have chosen the detailed display mode (with histogram). During
this review you can press the FUNC (erase) button to erase
the image, SET to hold the image on the screen or half-press the
shutter release to return to shooting.
Example of movie clip record mode, the number of seconds
remaining (>999 in this example) simply refers to the total space,
an individual clip is limited to 3 minutes (with a high speed CF card).
Here you can see the overlaid FUNC menu. As you move
down the menu options the settings for that option are shown at the
bottom of the screen, use the left and right arrows to change. The
exposure compensation option doubles for long exposure selection (press
Play mode display
Switching to play mode
immediately displays the last image taken. Depending on the previously
chosen display mode you'll see this (clean image, no info overlaid)
Press DISPLAY to increase
the information displayed: folder / filename, frame number, image
quality / size, date / time.
Press DISPLAY again to
switch to the histogram / exposure mode. Here we can see detailed
exposure information as well as an exposure histogram. The S400 does
not support blinking of overexposed highlights.
Press the zoom controller to wide to switch to this 3x3 image thumbnail
view, use the 4-way controller to browse. Images appear in the correct
orientation thanks to the S400's orientation sensor. Note that you
can still use play functions in this mode, such
Press the zoom controller
to wide once more to switch to this page by page jump mode, press
left or right on the 4-way controller to jump a page nine images at
The S400 has a ten steps of playback magnification from 2x to 10x.
Just like the G3 the S400's magnify mode is very fast both in the
actual magnification and scrolling around the magnified image.
As noted above the orientation sensor
means portrait images are displayed correctly.
And if they aren't correctly orientated
(you had the orientation sensor switched off or took a shot at 45
degrees) you can always rotate images from an option in the play menu.