Nikon Coolpix 995 Review
By Movable Type Admin
Record Modes & Screens
A typical screen display in "P"rogram AE record mode. Top left is the position of the
zoom lens, this is only displayed for a few seconds whenever you press one of the zoom
control buttons. Top right is Macro mode and flash disabled icons. The "100" indicates
that we have manually selected ISO 100 speed and the icon above that is the white
balance setting (fluorescent). Along the bottom (left to right) is the metering mode
(matrix), "P"rogram AE, shutter speed, aperture, exposure compensation and
finally the quality and number of pictures remaining.
When the LCD screen is on you can use the Digital Zoom (if enabled in menu) by pressing
the "T"elephoto button for a second after it has reached the telephoto limit of the
optical zoom. The digital zoom is step less up to 4X.
When shooting in the "M"anual mode there is an onscreen exposure meter that is displayed
for a few seconds when you change the shutter speed or aperture value. The
"1.3ft" displayed in the upper right indicates the manual focus distance. We've also
dialed in a +0.7EV exposure override value.
This screen shows the camera is now is AEB mode - Auto Exposure Bracketing will take a
sequence of 3 or 5 shots and vary each frame's exposure value by the amount indicated
This is an animated look at all the various record mode display screens. We are cycling
through "P"rogram AE, "P*"rogram AE Variable, "S"hutter speed priority, "A"perture
priority, "M"anual, "BSS" Best Shot Selector, all the drive modes (Single frame,
Continuous, Multi-Shot 16, VGA Sequence, Ultra HS, Movie) and all the image quality
settings (Hi, Fine, Normal, Basic).
Page 1 of the Shooting Menu:
Metering - Matrix, Spot, Center-weighted averaging or Spot AF Area
Drive Mode - Single frame, Continuous, Multi-Shot 16, VGA Sequence, Ultra HS, Movie
BSS - Best Shot Selector
Image Adjustment - Auto, Normal, More Contrast, Less Contrast, Lighten or Darken
Saturation Control - Maximum, Normal, Moderate, Minimum, B&W
Lens - Auxiliary lens settings for the Nikon Wideangle, Telephoto, Fisheye and the Slide Copier
Page 2 of the Shooting Menu:
Exposure Options - AE Lock, Exposure compensation, Exposure Mode
Focus Options - AF Area Mode, AF Mode (Continuous or Single), Focus Confirmation, Distance Units (Feet or Meters)
Image Sharpening - Auto, High, Normal, Low, Off
Auto Bracketing - Set the step value and the number of frames for the AEB and enable white balance bracketing if desired
Noise Reduction - Enable noise reduction for long exposures
Reset All - Reset all parameters to default values.
Monitor Options - Color LCD on/off/review/preview or adjust the Brightness or Hue of the monitor screen.
Controls - Set the camera features that should be memorized from power on to power off. Also memorize the settings for the Function 1 and Function 2 buttons
Zoom Options - Digital Zoom on/off, Startup position of lens (last position, wide, tele), Fixed aperture on/off.
Auto Off - Set the Auto Off time value (30s default or 1, 5 or 30 min)
Seq. Numbers - Enabling sequential numbering of images. Reset the numbers.
CF Card Format - Format the CF card
Speedlight Options - Variable Power, Internal Flash off, Shot Confirm Lamp
Shutter Sound - On, Off
Date - Set the time and date
Info txt - Enable creation of the info.txt file on the CF card
Video Mode - NTSC or PAL
Language - Menu language
Disable Delete - Disable the ability to delete images using the "trashcan" button on the back of the camera.
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