Nikon Coolpix L5 Review

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Nikon Coolpix L5



Playback Modes & Screens


Nikon Coolpix L5


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 depressing the shutter button. On the bottom is the image quality/size and the image # / total # of images on the SD card or internal memory.


Nikon Coolpix L5

Press the zoom "W"ide button to enter the Index mode which can show 4, 9 or 16 thumbnail images per page. This allows you to quickly search your stored photos.



Nikon Coolpix L5


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.



Nikon Coolpix L5


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.



Nikon Coolpix L5


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.



Nikon Coolpix L5


Up to 20 seconds of voice "memo" can be recorded and attached to still images by pressing the shutter button while viewing an image.



Nikon Coolpix L5


QuickTime movies are played back in full screen mode, playback starts by pressing the 4-way controller's center button.



Nikon Coolpix L5


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 the center button performs the selected action. The bar at the bottom indicates the playback position with the running time in seconds displayed on the right.



Nikon Coolpix L5


The Set-Up menu options:
    Return - Go back to the previous menu (Playback or Shooting menus)
    Menus - Select text or icon style menu screens
    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
    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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