Canon DIGITAL IXUS 330 (PowerShot S330) Review
Manual Record Mode Menu
Pressing the MENU button while in Manual Record mode displays the record menu. Note that there are actually three pages of menus (record, setup and my camera). Shown left is the manual record mode menu. Use the 4-way controller to navigate up and down the menu, use the left and right arrows to change values. The Auto Record mode menu is basically a subset of these options (clip), and the Movie Record mode menu has even fewer options (clip).
Note how the design and menu layout is now much more similar to the EOS-D30/D60, this layout is very easy to understand and quick to navigate. Settings are logically laid out and even the icons are easy to work out, and you can now "wrap around" the menu going either off the top and back onto the bottom or off the bottom and back around at the top.
Record Mode Menu
|Option||Values / Actions||Notes|
|Resolution|| L (1600 x 1200)
M (1024 x 768)
S (640 x 480)
|As you change the resolution option the estimated number of frames available on the CF card is displayed.|
|As you you change the compression option the estimated number of frames available on the CF card is displayed.|
|ISO Speed *|| Auto
|When Auto ISO Speed is selected the camera will automatically vary ISO sensitivity between ISO 50 and ISO 150 depending on available light.|
|AiAF *|| On
|When AiAF is disabled the camera reverts to a single center AF point.|
|Digital Zoom|| On
|Self-timer *|| 10 sec
|AF-assist Beam|| On
|File No. Reset|| On
|Auto Rotate|| On
|Enables the orientation sensor, this displays the current orientation of the camera on the LCD Monitor as well as "marking" JPEG images with their orientation (doesn't actually rotate the JPEG image).|
|Long Shutter *|| On
|Enables the manual selection of shutter speeds 1, 1.3, 1.6, 2, 2.5, 3.2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 13 or 15 seconds via the exposure compensation menu.|
* Option available only in Manual Record Mode
Play Mode Menu
Pressing the MENU button while in Play mode displays the Play menu. Just like the record menu each option is arrange down the menu, however none of these options change settings, rather the 'lead' to another screen or facility.
|Enters protect mode, you can protect / unprotect images by browsing and using the SET button. Either single view or thumbnail view.|
|Enters rotate mode, you can rotate images by 0, 90 or 270 degrees by browsing and using the SET button. Either single view or thumbnail view.|
|Enters sound memo mode, you can record a sound memo of up to 60 seconds, attached to the current image. Do so by browsing and using the SET button. Either single view or thumbnail view.|
|Erase all|| Cancel
OK (doesn't erase protected images)
|Begin a slide show (DPOF compatible), you can choose a delay of 3 to 30 seconds or manual advance, repeat or not to repeat and even define up to three "shows" (sets) of images for playback.|
|Define a DPOF "Print Order" for images on the CF card, you can choose various settings such as print type, date&time imprint, file no. as well as select individual images via a three thumbnail scrolling selector. Works with compatible DPOF printers or photo finishing kiosks.|
|Define a DPOF "Transfer Order", this allows you selectively mark images to be transferred back to the computer later. This is done using a three thumbnail scrolling selector.|
Set up Menu
The camera set up menu is available as the second 'page' and is repeated on every mode menu (Auto Record, Manual Record, Stitch Assist, Movie, Play).
Set Up Menu
|Option||Values / Actions||Notes|
|Speaker Vol.|| 0 - 5|
|Auto Power Down|| On
|It would have been nice to have an actual time selection here (Off, 1 min, 2 min, 5 min)|
|Date/Time|| Set||Includes date format.|
|Displays total card space in MegaBytes (thus reports a "256 MB" card as 243 MBytes.|
|Video System|| NTSC
My Camera Menu
The "My Camera" menu (first seen on the S30/S40) allows you to personalize your camera with custom start-up images and sounds, shutter sounds, operation sounds and self-timer sounds.
Using the ZoomBrowser software you can upload your own sounds and
images to be used for startup or operation (should you so desire).
|Steamin' Mad by ahrensjt|
from Angered Subjects (Street Photography)
|Smile by Olymguy|
from Ultra Asian Indian Female Faces
|Space Shuttle Cockpit- by vbuhay|
from Aircraft Control Stick
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