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From chinese to english


I have bought an S5 IS camera in Hong Kong and the language is in chinese. How do I change it to english.


Any ideas will be most welcome.

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How do I set the language?
Solution: Procedure for setting the language PowerShot S5 IS.

Setting the Language

The language in which menus and messages are displayed can be selected with this function.

Method 1

  1. Power the camera on in the from chinese to english - playbackicon.gif (Playback) mode.
  2. Hold down the <SET> button and at the same time press the <MENU> button.
  3. Use the , direction_arrow_down.gif, or direction_arrow_rt.gif button to select a language and press the <SET> button.
from chinese to english - playbackicon.gif2

  1. In the playbackicon.gif (Playback) mode press the <ON/OFF> button until the power lamp lights.
  2. Press the <MENU.> button to display the Rec. or Play menu.
    (Set up) menu.
    - Use the 021.gifor button to select LANGUAGE anfrom chinese to english - 026.gif the <SET> button.

    067.gifUse the 021.gif , 026.gif, 023.gifor 028.gifbutton to select a language.

  3. Press the <SET> button.
  4. Press the <MENU> button to redisplay the Rec. or Play screen.

Posted on Oct 12, 2007

  • Jerry Hess Oct 12, 2007

    PS: if you go to their website you'll even see the nice pictures showing you the menu.



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