Nikon Coolpix L18 Review

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Nikon Coolpix L18



Record Modes & Screens


Nikon Coolpix L18


AUTO record mode is the point-n-shoot mode that lets anyone get great pictures with little or no fuss. Most of the information is only shown for a short time, when the camera is turned on or a button has been pushed. All other times the camera only shows the shooting mode icon.



Nikon Coolpix L18


When you half-press the shutter release the autofocus is locked and the exposure is calculated and set. If autofocus was successful the AF bracket turns green, if it fails it is red.



Nikon Coolpix L18


Record mode menu:


    Image mode - 8M* High, 8M Normal, 5M Normal, 3M Normal, PC, TV, 16:9
    White balance - Auto, Preset Manual, Daylight, Incandescent, Fluorescent,
      Cloudy or Flash
    Continuous - Shooting mode: Single frame, Continuous, BSS or Multi-Shot 16
    Color options - Standard color, Vivid color, B&W, Sepia, Cyanotype
    SET UP - Enter the Setup menu


Nikon Coolpix L18


Pressing the 4-way selector "up" changes flash modes, "left" enables the self-timer and "down" changes the focus mode, and "right" adjusts exposure compensation. You set these options via onscreen popups as shown above.



Nikon Coolpix L18

Scene mode options include: Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Night portrait, Party/Indoor, Beach/Snow, Sunset, Dusk/Dawn, Night Landscape, Close Up, Museum, Copy, Back Light, Panorama Assist, and Image Mode.




Nikon Coolpix L18


Movie mode screen display. You can record 640x480 Movie clips (AVI) at 30fps, limited in length only by the amount of remaining memory. Sound is recorded so the zoom cannot be used while recording but can be preset beforehand.



Nikon Coolpix L18


Movie mode options:

    TV Movie 640* - Color 640 x 480 pixels, 30fps
    Small Size 320* - Color 320 x 240 pixels, 30fps
    Small Size 320 - Color 320 x 240 pixels, 15fps




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