Canon PowerShot S60 Review
Operation and controls
Although the S60 looks like a fairly typical point-and-shoot compact camera its range of controls and features go beyond this. Indeed with its range of manual controls the S60 is actually only a few features shy of those available on the PowerShot G5 and Pro1.
Rear of camera
Top of camera
|The dial on the top of the camera allows you to select the shooting / exposure mode. As you would expect there’s a fully automatic point-and-shoot mode as well as a set of scene modes. The full complement of manual exposure modes are also provided; Program AE, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority and Manual as well as the ‘Custom’ position which can be used to recall a saved exposure mode / group of settings from any one of the manual exposure modes.|
Display and menus
|This is a typical record mode live view with camera setting information displayed around the outer edge of the display.||Half-press the shutter release and the camera will calculate exposure (AE) and focus (AF) indicating the AF area used.|
|Play mode default display, a line of basic information.||One of the three alternative play mode views includes a histogram display and exposure information.|
|The S60 provides play magnification up to to 10x (as shown here). You can move around the image using the 4-way controller.||Press the zoom controller towards the wide angle to switch to a 3x3 thumbnail index, note that you can also enable JUMP mode which allows you to step through a full page of 9 images at a time.|
|Record mode menu, as you can see the S60 is very customizable, everything from flash sync type to wireless release delay and RAW+JPEG output settings.||The Set up menu provides control over general camera settings such as audio, LCD, power saving and date/time.|
|The play menu is straightforward enough, options to set protection, rotate images, display slideshows, and set print and image transfer order.||The My Camera menu allows you to customize the camera startup image and various sounds.|
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