Nikon Coolpix 8400 Review
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Playback Modes & Screens
When you flip the Mode switch to the Play position it will display the last image stored in full screen mode as shown above. You can press the Left or Right portion of the 4-way selector switch to scroll backwards or forwards through the stored images.
Rotating the Command Dial lets you select any one of four screens
of exposure settings or a histogram as shown in the following frames.
The first page of exposure information displays the camera model name, firmware
version number, metering mode, recording mode, shutter speed and aperture.
The second page has the settings for the exposure compensation, focal length,
focus mode, speedlight (flash), image adjustment and ISO speed.
The third page contains the white balance, saturation, sharpness, digital
telephoto, converter lens and the physical file size.
The fourth page has the histogram, the metering mode, shutter speed, aperture,
exposure compensation and ISO speed equivalent.
The last page contains the lens focal length, shutter speed,
aperture and focus mode. It also shows which AF point was used.
While displaying a picture full screen you can press the Telephoto zoom control button
and magnify the image. There are many intermediate magnifying steps all the way up
to a maximum of 10x. At any magnification step you can scroll around inside of the image
using the 4-way selector. You can also press the shutter button at any magnified step
to save a smaller "crop" of the displayed image.
To enter the thumbnail (index) playback mode just press the Wide zoom
button. The number of thumbnail images can be toggled between 4 or 9 per
page by pressing the button again.
The QuickTime MOVies that you record can be played back full screen on the color LCD
and the audio can be heard on the internal speaker. The A / V cable allows you to
send both the video and sound to a television set.
There's two pages of menu options available in Playback mode, you can Delete
images, change the active image folder, start an automatic playback
slideshow, protect images from deletion, hide images, set the DPOF print
information, mark images for Auto Transfer when the USB cable is plugged
in to the host computer, move images between folders, format the CF card
or create a smaller image for email use.
Date - Set the time and date
Folders - Select the active image folder on the CF card
Monitor Options - Shutter release speed, Display mode, Brightness, Hue
Seq. Numbers - Enabling sequential numbering of images. Reset the numbers.
Shutter Sound - On, Off
Auto Off - Set the Auto Off time value (30s default or 1, 5 or 30 min)
CF Card Format - Format the CF card
Controls - Set the camera features that should be memorized from power on to power off.
Shot Confirmation - Selftimer LED on/off
Info txt - Enable creation of the info.txt file on the CF card
USB - USB mode, PTP or Mass Storage device
Video Mode - NTSC or PAL
Reset All - Reset all parameters to default
Date imprint - Time/date stamping options
Firmware version - Display firmware rev #
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