Record mode display

Here you can see an example of the live preview image on the LCD just prior to taking a shot, overlaid over the live view image are the current camera settings (these only appear for 4 seconds, press SET to redisplay them). In this example we have:

Exposure mode (manual), exposure compensation (2/3 EV), white balance mode, Image quality / size, Flash mode, drive mode, focus mode and available frames at the current image quality / size.

Half-pressing the shutter release causes the cameras autofocus and metering systems to lock, a steady green lamp beside the viewfinder indicates a good AF lock. Note the "shake warning" icon in the center of the screen. After fully depressing the shutter release a brief review image is shown. You can disable this display or set it to last for 2 or 10 seconds. Pressing SET with the review image displayed gives you the option to delete before it is saved.

Playback display

Switching to play mode immediately displays the last image taken. This is the default amount of information displayed. Pressing the DISP button displays an extra vertical column of icons indicating the various camera settings used for this shot.
Pressing DISP once more clears all overlaid information and just displays the image itself. Pressing the zoom controller towards tele magnifies the image by a factor of 2.5, use the left / right arrows to scroll around the image in combination with SET.
Pressing the zoom controller towards wide displays a 3 x 3 thumbnail view, you can use the arrow keys to navigate around the images. Pressing the zoom controller towards wide once more enters a "jump" mode which allows you to page through a full page of 9 thumbnails at a time.
One option you have from the playback menu (covered in more detail on the next page) is to rotate the image. The IXUS v doesn't have a position sensor (more's the pity) however you can rotate images by 90 degrees at a time for playback purposes. Note that the actual JPEG file is NOT rotated.