I'm not sure what you're asking. When the computer is seeing pictures on
the camera you are in review mode. When you switch to take mode, the
power goes off. You can switch it back on a take pictures with the usb
cable plugged in. Maybe the other camera you looked at does things
Note, when using zoombrowser, which I no longer use, you can change
camera settings such as date/time, user name from the computer. I forget
what else it might let you do and that may be model specific anyway.