Display and Menus (contd)

The extensive shooting menu offers lots of less commonly changed options and customization settings. It may look like an everyday point and shoot compact on the outside, but inside the S90 beats the heart of a true enthusiast camera. By default, when shooting RAW, the camera won't save a processed JPEG file but this can be changed in the menus.
The second menu tab contains basic camera related settings and card formatting options. As usual the third tab is a customizable 'MyMenu'. Here you can add pretty much any menu item you choose.
There are four playback screens (also used for quick review in shooting mode) - ranging from one with no information at all... ...to one with full shooting information, including a histogram, often useful for assessing exposure.
A third option allows you to zoom in on the focus point/s (or toggle between faces if the camera has detected them). Finally there's the default screen which just shows the image number and time and date.
There are four levels of thumbnail view for navigating around your images. They range from 2x2... ...to 3x3, 6x6 and this, 10x10. This most dense option makes the thumbnails unhelpfully small but is handy for cards with many hundreds of images.
The 'jump' option allows you quickly scroll through your images using a series of criteria. Turning the rear dial scrolls through images rapidly in this 'filmstrip' style. As with every aspect of the user interface everything is nicely animated.
You can magnify images in 10 steps. In common with most modern PowerShots you can also assign categories to images (for easier searching later).
The Playback menu has the usual slideshow and file management options. The S90 also sports a range of in-camera edits (applying i-Contrast, Red-Eye Correction, Trimming, Resizing and applying 'My Colors' effects). These can only be applied to JPEG images.