Coolpix 8800

Coolpix 8800

Nikon Coolpix 8800 Review

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Nikon Coolpix 8800

Playback Modes & Screens

Nikon Coolpix 8800

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. The musical note icon means that there is an audio memo attached to this image.

Rotating the Command Dial lets you select any one of three screens of exposure settings or a histogram as shown in the following frames.

Nikon Coolpix 8800

The first page of exposure information displays the camera model name, firmware version number, metering mode, recording mode, shutter speed, aperture.

Nikon Coolpix 8800

This page has the settings for exposure compensation, lens focal length, focus mode, speedlight (flash), image adjustment and ISO sensitivity.

Nikon Coolpix 8800

This page has the white balance, saturation, sharpness, digital telephoto, converter lens and the physical file size.

Nikon Coolpix 8800

This page contains the histogram, the metering mode, shutter speed, aperture, exposure compensation and ISO speed equivalent. Potentially over-exposed areas will blink.

Nikon Coolpix 8800

The last page of Play information contains the lens focal length, shutter speed, aperture and focus mode. It also shows which AF point was used.

Nikon Coolpix 8800

The image can be magnified from 1.2x to 10x in 0.2x steps, once enlarged you can scroll around inside of it using the 4-way controller. Pressing the shutter release will trim the image, the trimmed image is then saved as a smaller separate file.

Nikon Coolpix 8800

To enter the thumbnail (index) playback mode just press the Wide angle zoom button. The number of thumbnail images can be toggled between 4 or 9 per page by pressing the button again.

Nikon Coolpix 8800

You can quickly search through your images and display one in full screen mode by pressing the Telephoto zoom button.

Nikon Coolpix 8800

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.

Nikon Coolpix 8800

The menu options available in Playback mode let you 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 image folders, format the CF card or create a Small Pic (640x480, 320x240 or 160x120).

Setup Menus

Nikon Coolpix 8800

    Language - Menu language

    Date - Set the time and date

    Folders - Select the active image folder on the CF card

    Monitor Options - Select the EVF or LCD as initial display, EVF or LCD review/preview, Shutter release speed

    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 - On or Off, if on the self-timer lamp will light after shooting to confirm the shutter has been released

    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 values.

    Date Imprint - Enable time/date stamping.

    Firmware Version - Display camera firmware revision number.

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