Nikon Coolpix L12 Review
Playback Modes & Screens
The Playback screen displays the time and date of capture, the folder name and
filename. The icon in the middle on the left indicates that this image is marked for
Auto Transfer. A voice memo can be recorded by pressing the OK button.
On the bottom is the image quality/size and the image # / total # of
images on the SD card or internal memory.
Press the zoom "W"ide button to enter the Index mode which can show 4 or 9 thumbnail images
per page. This allows you to quickly search through your stored images.
Press the zoom "T"ele button to enlarge the playback image.
It can be magnified from 1.2x to 10.0x in multiple steps, once enlarged you can
scroll around inside of it using the 4-way controller. At any magnification step you
can save the cropped image by pressing the shutter button.
Playback menu has options for
Print set (DPOF) printing information, automated slideshow,
image Delete, image Protect, Auto Transfer, Small pic and Copy.
The Small Picture option creates a smaller image for email or web
use, select from 640x480, 320x240 or 160x120 size.
The Photo Trim option works in conjunction with playback zoom, allowing you to
crop out a smaller section of an image. These operations prompt you to create
a new image or overwrite the original.
Choose the D-Lighting function by pressing the One-touch portrait button on the top of the
camera - it will brighten up the background of flash pictures or brighten darker areas of
most images. It's quick and easy!
Up to 20 seconds of voice "memo" can be recorded and attached to still images by
pressing the shutter button while viewing an image.
Your voice-only recording can also be played back.
Movies are played back in full screen mode, playback starts by pressing the OK button in the
center of the 4-way controller.
During playback, the 4-way controller's left and right buttons are used to select
the playback controls displayed at the top
of the LCD; pressing OK performs the selected action. The bar at the bottom indicates the playback position with
the running time in seconds displayed on the right.
The Set-Up menu options:
Return - Go back to the previous menu (Playback or Shooting menus)
Menus - Select text or icon style menu screens
Quick startup - On or Off
Welcome screen - Change the image used in the power up screen
Date - Set the internal time and date
Monitor Settings - Info displayed on LCD, backlight intensity, framing grids
Date imprint - Records date, date & time, date counter onto image
Vibration Reduction - On or Off
AF assist - Auto or Off
Sound settings - Camera sound effects and volume
Auto Off - Sleep delay time: 30s, 1m, 5m, 30m
Format card - Format SD card
Language - Menu language: German, English, French, Japanese, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Swedish, Chinese, Korean
Interface - Select the USB protocol: PTP or Mass Storage and Video Out (NTSC or PAL)
Reset all - Reset all settings to default
Battery type - Alkaline, Lithium or NiMH
Firmware version - Display the camera's internal software version
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