Nikon Coolpix 5200 Review
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Record Modes & Screens
AUTO record mode screen display. The Zoom indicator displays briefly whenever
the Zoom is operated. Upper right is an icon to indicate we are using a SD memory
card rather than INTernal memory. The "5M" indicates
the image resolution is 5-megapixels at Fine quality. Flash is set to Auto and will fire
when needed and there's 85 pictures remaining at the current image resolution.
When you half-press the shutter button it sets the exposure and attempts to lock the
auto focus (AF.) If successful the AF area used is shown in green and it display a
green AF icon.
Record menu options:
Size: 5M 2592x1944, 3M 2048x1536, 2M 1600x1200, PC 1024x768 or TV 640x480
White Balance - Auto, Manual preset, Daylight, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Cloudy, Shade or Speedlight
Metering - Matrix, Center-weighted or Spot
Continuous - Shooting mode: Single frame, Continuous, 5 shot buffer, Multi-Shot 16
BSS - Best Shot Selector, on/off
Image Adjustment - Auto, Normal, More contrast, Less contrast
Image Sharpening - Auto, High, Normal, Low, None
Sensitivity - Auto, 64, 100, 200, 400 (ISO equivalent)
Auto Bracketing - AE Bracketing, White balance bracketing, off
Saturation Control - Enhanced, Normal, Moderate
AF Area Mode - Auto (5-point), Manual (99 points), Off
Auto-Focus Mode - Continuous-AF or Single-AF
Noise Reduction - On or Off
You can let the camera automatically select one of 5 AF areas or you can manually
select any one of 99 possible AF areas.
The un-assisted SCENE modes include: Party,
Beach/Snow, Sunset, Dusk/Dawn, Night Landscape, Close Up, Museum, Fireworks, Copy, Back
Light and Panorama assist
Shooting in one of the scene-assisted modes (Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Night
Portrait) the camera displays framing assist outlines on the LCD such as the Night Portrait mode
screen shown here. Each of these modes has a sub-menu of other options available
for that particular mode.
This is the sub-menu for the Portrait scene mode: Individual setups for Portrait,
Portrait Left, Portrait Right, Portrait closeup, Portrait couple and Portrait figure.
You can also select image size and quality desired.
When recording at 640x480 / 30fps (TV Movie) Nikon recommends the use of a fast (10mbps)
Secure Digital card to prevent recording errors. SanDisk, Lexar and others all make
"fast" SD cards, look for a speed rating of 45x-60x or better.
Movie mode menu options:
Small Movie - Color 320 x 240 pixels, 30fps
Smaller Movie - Color 160 x 120 pixels, 30fps
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