Nikon Coolpix L1 Review
By Movable Type Admin
Record Modes & Screens
AUTO record mode screen display. The Zoom indicator displays briefly whenever
the Zoom is operated. The "6M*" icon indicates
the image resolution is 6-megapixels at High quality. Flash is set to Auto and will fire
when needed and there's 66 pictures remaining at the current image resolution.
When you half-press the shutter release the autofocus is locked and the exposure is
calculated and set. If autofocus was successful the AF dot icon is green, if it fails
it is red and blinks.
Record menu options:
White Balance - Auto, Custom WB, Daylight, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Cloudy or Speedlight
Metering - Matrix or Center-weighted
Continuous - Shooting mode: Single frame, Continuous, Multi-Shot 16
BSS - Best Shot Selector: On or Off (Shoots up to 10 frames and then automatically saves the best [sharpest/clearest] one)
Color Options - Standard, Vivid, Black-and-white, Sepia, Cyanotype
AF Area Mode - Auto (5-area) or Center
AF Mode - Single AF or Continuous AF
If the Menu option is set to "icon" then this is what your menu will look like.
Whenever you are making a menu selection you can press the Help button (telephoto zoom)
to display a brief explanation of the mode or option.
Pressing the 4-way selector "up" changes flash modes, "right" enables self-timer and
"down" to enable macro focus mode. You set these options via onscreen popups as shown
Scene mode options include: Scene Assist (Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Night portrait), Scene
(Party/Indoor, Beach/Snow, Sunset, Dusk/Dawn, Night landscape, Close
up, Museum, Fireworks show, Copy, Back light, Panorama assist)
The first four scene modes (Portrait, Landscape, Sports
and Night Portrait) have their own sub-menus of further choices.
Portrait - Face Priority AF mode actually detects the presence of a human face in the
frame and focuses on it. Some of the other portrait scene modes have onscreen
framing guides to help you properly position your subject for the desired effect.
Movie mode options:
Small Movie - Color 320 x 240 pixels, 30fps
Smaller Movie - Color 160 x 120 pixels, 30fps
Autofocus mode - Single or Continuous AF
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