Nikon Coolpix P80 Review

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Nikon Coolpix P80



Playback Modes & Screens


Nikon Coolpix P80


The Playback screen displays the time and date of capture and the filename. A voice memo can be recorded by depressing the OK button. On the bottom is the image quality/size and the image # / total # of images on the SD card or internal memory.



Nikon Coolpix P80


Press the DISPlay button to display the exposure information and histogram. Potentially over-exposed areas will blink in the small thumbnail at the top right.


Nikon Coolpix P80

Press the zoom "W"ide button to enter the Index mode which can show 4, 9 or 16 thumbnail images per page.



Nikon Coolpix P80


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 Menu button.



Nikon Coolpix P80


Up to a 20-second voice memo can be recorded and attached to the current image by pressing the OK button, release it to stop recording.



Nikon Coolpix P80


Playback menu has options for D-Lighting (see below), Print set (DPOF) printing information, automated slideshow, image Delete, image Protect, Rotate image, Hide image, Small pic, Copy, and Black border. The Small Picture option creates a smaller image for email or web use, select from 640x480, 320x240 or 160x120 size.



Nikon Coolpix P80


The Photo Trim option works in conjunction with playback zoom, allowing you to crop out a smaller section of an image. The cropped picture is then saved as a new image.



Nikon Coolpix P80


Choose the D-Lighting function from the menu to brighten up the background of flash pictures or to brighten darker areas of most images. It's quick and easy!



Nikon Coolpix P80


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



Nikon Coolpix P80


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 OK 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 P80


The Set-Up menu options:
    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
    Brightness - Adjusts the backlight intensity
    Date imprint - Records date, date & time, date counter onto image
    Vibration Reduction - On or Off
    AF assist - Auto or Off
    Digital zoom - On, Crop, 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
    Video Mode - Select NTSC or PAL
    Reset all - Reset all settings to default
    Firmware version - Display the camera's internal software version




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