Canon PowerShot S45 Review
Pressing the +/-, WB, FUNC button in record mode overlays the FUNC menu over the live scene preview (black background used for clarity).
Each setting appears in the same place as it does when the menu is cancelled. Use the up and down arrows to move through the menu and left and right to change a setting. Some options have sub-menus which can be accessed by pressing the Meter button. The FUNC menu in Auto and Scene modes is a subset of this.
FUNC Menu Options
|Exp. compen.|| +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3 EV steps|
|Drive mode|| Single
Self-Timer 10 sec
Self-Timer 2 sec
|Flash output|| +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3 EV steps|
|Image size / quality||
Record Menu (P, Tv, Av, M, C modes)
Pressing the MENU button in record mode overlays the record menu over the live scene preview (black background used for clarity).
Canon has stuck with their sensible vertically laid out left / right arrow to change setting system which they've implemented for some time now (for good reason, it's easy to use). Moving down the menu it scrolls two options before the bottom so you can always see what option is coming.
Record Menu Options
|Flash Sync|| 1st-curtain
|Controls whether the flash goes off at the beginning of the exposure (1st-curtain) or just before the end (2nd-curtain). Used for slow-sync effects.|
|Slow Synchro|| On
|When enabled the camera will expose flash shots as if it were without the flash, to provide a 'slow sync' effect and maintain background detail.|
|When enabled the AF lamp will remain lit as long as you half-press the shutter release.|
|Spot AE Point|| Center
|Controls whether the Spot AE point follows the AF area or is always locked to the center.|
|MF-Point Zoom|| On
|AF-assist Beam|| On
2 - 10 sec
|Intervalometer|| Enter||Start a time lapse sequence of exposures, intervals of 1 to 60 mins, up to 100 shots.|
|Save Settings|| Enter||Save current settings to the Custom (C) exposure mode.|
Setup Menu (all modes)
The Setup Menu is available as the second tab in every exposure mode and in play mode. It is identical in all modes.
Setup Menu Options
|LCD Brightness|| Normal
|Auto Power Down|| On
|Shutter Volume|| 0 (Off) - 5 (Loud)|
|Playback Volume|| 0 (Off) - 5 (Loud)|
|Start-up Volume|| 0 (Off) - 5 (Loud)|
|Operation Volume|| 0 (Off) - 5 (Loud)|
|Selftimer Volume|| 0 (Off) - 5 (Loud)|
|File No. Reset|| On
|Auto Rotate|| On
|Enables or Disables the camera's orientation sensor.|
|Distance Units|| m/cm
|Video System|| NTSC
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