Display and menus contd...

The standard display in playback mode gives only minimal information (you can also turn all on-screen displays off and just view the images). Pressing the 'up' key switches to 'JUMP' mode, with options to jump 10 or 100 images at a time, to jump to images by date shot or jump to movie files.
Pressing the DISP button allows you to pull up fairly comprehensive shooting information, including a histogram. It is also worth noting that the A700 has Canon's nifty new playback orientation sensor, which rotates the image based on which way round you are holding the camera. Pushing the zoom lever to the left (wide) displays nine thumbnail images. A further push of the zoom lever to the left allows you to 'jump' from one page of thumbnails to the next.
You can zoom into (enlarge) saved images by repeatedly pushing the zoom lever to the right. The maximum enlargement is 10x. Incidentally, if you enable the instant review function and press SET whilst the image is displayed after shooting, you can magnify the picture just taken without going into playback mode. The play menu offers the usual range of options, including protecting, rotating and deleting images, plus slideshows (now called 'auto play', and missing all the fancy transitions seen in the new S and SD series PowerShots). DPOF print settings now get their separate
The setup menu - accessible in both record and playback modes - offers control over various camera-related parameters, including audio, file numbering, date and time and card formatting. As is now standard on Canon PowerShots the My Camera menu lets you customize start-up image, and camera sounds.