Playback Menu


Fuji® X-T20 Fast Start


Lesson Info

Playback Menu

Playback mode will play back the last recorded image and kind of kicks the camera into a slightly different mode. A lot of different controls change when you are in the play back mode. And so when you do that, you can go left and right to go forward and back through your images. You can do it also with the front dial of the camera. If you want to zoom in and check a sharpness on your camera, you would do that by turning the back dial on the camera, and pressing in. And of course, if you want to delete, we have the Delete Garbage Can over on the side. And it is touch sensitive screen, so you can use a variety of gestures to go ahead and look at that image. So let's go ahead and take a look at this feature a little bit more closely. So let's get our camera into the playback mode. So I'm going to hit Playback. Let's find a good image to work with. That's not a good image. This is a much better image here. I'm going to hit the Display, because I don't want as much information in here. And ...

so, if I press in on this button on the back, I can zoom in. Now, I'm zoomed in super close. And so, maybe I want to move this camera around so that I can check to see if this is a sharp image. Now, let's see if I can...aah look at that touch screen. Just ever so slight delay. And so let's come back in. And so you can use all your standard finger gestures on this to go from image to image. And let's just try double tapping. So now, we can double tap to zoom in. And let's go down to the bananas. Where are the bananas? There's some bananas. Okay. And we can see that those are nice and sharp. We can also use the control, right back here, and just do it manually with the dial. Zoom in. We can use the controls around, hit the OK button and it kicks us back out. And so if you want to check out your image afterwards and make sure that it's right, you want to check to make sure that it's focused, and that's an easy, quick way to do it. If you use the up command, you can go through different sets of shooting information here. And if you'd use the Display button, you'll see different sets of data. To be honest with you, this is one of the mysteries of Fuji cameras. I don't know why they don't have this combined into one button. And so you'll have slightly different displays that you can get with those two different buttons there. And so there's some valuable information in there. If you want to check out the metadata, what shutter speed, aperture, what time you shot something, whether it's a JPEG or raw, a variety of different features that are very handy there. All right. For the playback options, if you are in the playback mode, that is how you get access to the Playback menu. When you normally go to the menu from the shooting modes, you won't see the Playback menu. And so you'll get to a special Playback menu, simply by hitting menu after you have hit the Playback option. There is a Queue button, and the Queue button is something that's really important on this, as well as many other cameras, is it's a quick menu that allows you quick access to changing some very commonly controlled features. And so, by hitting the Queue button, it's going to allow you to go in and do something called a "Raw Conversion," which, if you shoot a raw image and you want a JPEG, you can go in and convert that using a lot of different effects. For instance, if you want to make it brighter or darker, you can use a push-pull processing. If you want to change the grain effect on an image, you can take a raw image, add more grain to it, and then turn it into a JPEG image. You still get to keep the original raw, but you get this new JPEG version built into the camera. Now, this is normally why we use computers to work with our images, but now we can do it in the camera if we need to. If we don't have the computer to work with, it's not convenient. You can do it right in the camera itself. If you want to play back videos, that's going to change things as well. And so, in here, you're going to press the OK button to get into the movie mode. And you hit that to hit play. Actually you're hitting the down button, to hit play. I'm sorry. And then, you have various forward and back, as well as stop controls in there. And then, if you hit the OK button, then it will give you access to control the volume, so you can turn the volume up and down. And if you forget these, always just remember to look down at the bottom of the screen, because there's a lot of times additional little hints of information about how to control a particular feature when you are playing something back or using the camera in almost any mode.

Class Description

We know what it’s like to dive right into taking pictures with your new camera. But trying to understand the manual can be a frustrating experience. Get the most out of your new mirrorless Fuji X-T20 with this complete step-by-step walk-through of the camera’s features.

Join expert photographer John Greengo for a fast-track introduction, and unlock your camera’s full potential. In this Fast Start class, you’ll learn:

  • How to use the exposure control system
  • How to understand and use the 325-point autofocus system for great photos
  • How to shoot great 4K video with full sensor coverage

John is a CreativeLive veteran instructor and an experienced photographer. He has extensive experience teaching the technical minutiae that makes any camera an effective tool: aperture, ISO, the Rule of Thirds, and the kinds of lenses you’ll need to suit your camera body. This Fast Start includes a complete breakdown of your camera’s exposure, focus, metering, video and more. John will also explain how to customize the Fuji X-T20 settings to work for your style of photography.


Paul Reid

Excellent classes. Well structured. Easy to follow. Great explanations and practical tips. I've learned so much about my Fuji X-T20 since watching!

Eddie Maleterre

I use my X-t20 in full automatic mode since last February. I am really beginner in photo and the instructions booklet delivered with the camera is really boring. I am French and despite my bad English. I understand all these lessons. Today I use my X-T20 at 60% of these capacities and soon more... thanks to you, John Greengo to be that clear ;-) Just because of those lessons I don't regret y choice to had buy that Fuji X-T20