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Nikon Coolpix S200



Record Modes & Screens


Nikon Coolpix S200


AUTO record mode is the point-n-shoot mode that lets anyone capture great pictures with little or no fuss. The "7M*" icon indicates the image resolution is 7-megapixels at Fine quality and there's 260 pictures remaining at the current image resolution. The zoom lens gauge is shown for a few moments whenever the focal length is changed (not shown above.)



Nikon Coolpix S200


When you half-press the shutter release the autofocus is locked and the exposure is calculated and set. If autofocus was successful the AF dot icon is green, if it fails it is red and blinks.



Nikon Coolpix S200


Anti-Shake mode is designed to help reduce the effects of camera shake in your photos. In this mode both Electronic VR and BSS (Best Shot Selector) are enabled. The camera can also choose sensitivity as high as ISO 1000, to help brighten the subject and allow the use of a faster shutter speed. The flash is disabled while using this exposure mode.



Nikon Coolpix S200


To change the record mode you press the "M"ode button and then select the desired mode from this onscreen menu.



Nikon Coolpix S200


Record mode menu:

    Image mode - 7M* High, 7M Normal,, 5M Normal, 3M Normal, PC, TV, 16:9 (HDTV)
    White balance - Auto, Custom WB, Daylight, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Cloudy or Speedlight
    Continuous - Shooting mode: Single, Continuous, Multi-Shot 16 or Interval Timer
    BSS - Best Shot Selector: On or Off (Shoots up to 10 frames and then automatically saves the best [sharpest/clearest] one)
    Sensitivity - Auto, 50, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1000
    Color options - Standard color, Vivid color, B&W, Sepia, Cyanotype
    Electronic VR - Auto or Off


Nikon Coolpix S200


The Menu option lets you display menu screens in icon or text format. You can call up HELP for any menu function by pressing the "T"elephoto zoom button.



Nikon Coolpix S200


Pressing the 4-way selector "up" changes flash modes, "left" enables the self-timer, "right" adjust exposure compensation, and "down" changes the focus mode. You set these options via onscreen popups as shown above.



Nikon Coolpix S200

Scene mode options include: Portrait, landscape, Sports, Night Portrait, Party/Indoor, Beach/Snow, Sunset, Duck/Dawn, Night Landscape, Close Up, Museum, Fireworks, Copy, Back light, Panorama assist, and Image mode.



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On-touch Portrait mode uses Face Priority AF, which detects the presence of a human face in the frame and focuses on it.



Nikon Coolpix S200


Macro focus mode allows you to focus on subjects as close as 3.9 inches. Without leaving macro mode the camera can focus all the way out to infinity.

Nikon macro tip #1 - a lot of people never read their user manuals and don't know the "secret of the sweet spot" - in macro mode run your zoom in and out until you see the macro flower icon turn green (or yellow on some Coolpix cameras). This is the setting that allows you to shoot the closest possible shots. And by all means, use a tripod and the self-timer for the sharpest possible shots.



Nikon Coolpix S200


The camera can also be used as a Voice Recorder to record monoraul audio.



Nikon Coolpix S200


Movie mode screen display. You can record AVI Motion JPEG format movie clips limited in length only by the amount of remaining available memory. Sound is recorded so the zoom cannot be used while recording but can be preset beforehand.



Nikon Coolpix S200


Movie mode options:

    TV Movie 640* - Color 640 x 480 pixels, 30fps
    Small Size 320* - Color 320 x 240 pixels, 30fps
    Small Size 320 - Color 320 x 240 pixels, 15fps
    Smaller Size 160 - Color 160 x 120 pixels, 15fps
    Time-lapse Movie - Without sound 30fps
    Stop-motion movie - Make a movie using still images (5, 10 or 15fps)
    Autofocus mode - Single or Continuous AF
    Electronic VR - Vibration Reduction On or Off


Nikon Coolpix S200





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