Nikon Coolpix S1 Review

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Nikon Coolpix S1



Playback Modes & Screens


Nikon Coolpix S1


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 S1

Thumbnail index modes can display 4 or 9 images per page.





Nikon Coolpix S1


The image 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 S1


Up to a 20-second voice memo can be recorded by pressing the shutter release.



Nikon Coolpix S1


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 S1


The D-Lighting option allows you to enhance flash and other photos by lightening the darker areas. This is -not- "magic" - it raises the image gamma and can often dramatically increase the visible noise as well.



Nikon Coolpix S1


QuickTime movies are played back in full screen mode, playback starts by pressing the 4-way controller's center button. 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 S1


Voice-only recordings can also be played back.




Nikon Coolpix S1


The Set-Up menu options:
    Welcome screen - Change the image used in the power up screen
    Date - Set the internal time and date
    Monitor settings - Show/hide info, Framing grid, Monitor off
    Date imprint - Records date, or date & time onto image
    Sound settings - Camera sound effects and volume
    Blur warning - Perform a camera shake test for each image, or not
    Auto Off - Sleep delay time: 30s, 1m, 5m, 30m
    Format memory/card - Format internal memory or 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)
    AF assist - AF-assist lamp Auto or Off
    Reset all - Reset all settings to default
    Menus - Select text or icon style menu screens
    Firmware version - Display the camera's internal software version




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