Nikon Coolpix S3 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 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.
Thumbnail index modes can display 4 or 9 images per page.
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.
Up to a 20-second voice memo can be recorded by pressing the shutter release.
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.
Press the OK button to enable the D-Lighting function to brighten up the background
of your pictures. It's quick and easy!
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.
Playback your voice recordings too.
The Set-Up menu options:
Welcome screen - Change the image used in the power up screen
Date - Set the internal time and date
Brightness - Adjust LCD backlight intensity
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 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)
AF assist - Auto focus LED lamp control
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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