Nikon Coolpix 8800 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. 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.
The first page of exposure information displays the camera model name, firmware
version number, metering mode, recording mode, shutter speed, aperture.
This page has the settings for exposure
compensation, lens focal length, focus mode, speedlight (flash),
image adjustment and ISO sensitivity.
This page has the white balance, saturation, sharpness, digital
telephoto, converter lens and the physical file size.
This page contains the histogram, the metering mode, shutter speed, aperture,
exposure compensation and ISO speed equivalent.
Potentially over-exposed areas will blink.
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.
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.
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.
You can quickly search through your images and display one in full
screen mode by pressing the Telephoto zoom button.
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.
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
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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