Coolpix S500

Coolpix S500

Nikon Coolpix S500 Review

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Playback Modes & Screens


Nikon Coolpix S500


The Playback screen displays the time and date of capture, the folder name and filename. The on the left indicates that this image is marked for Auto Transfer. You can also see the image quality/size (7M Normal) and the image # / total # of images on the SD card or internal memory.


Nikon Coolpix S500

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



Nikon Coolpix S500


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 S500


Playback menu has options for Print set (DPOF) printing information, automated slideshow, image Delete, image Protect, Auto Transfer, Small pic, and Copy.



Nikon Coolpix S500


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 S500


Choose the D-Lighting function by pressing the One-touch portrait button on the top of the camera - it will brighten up the background of flash pictures or to brighten darker areas of most images. It's quick and easy!



Nikon Coolpix S500


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



Nikon Coolpix S500


Your voice-only recording can also be played back.




Nikon Coolpix S500


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



Nikon Coolpix S500


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 S500

The Set-Up menu options:
    Menus - Select text or icon style menu screens
    Quick startup - On or Off
    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
    Vibration Reduction - On or Off
    AF assist - Auto or 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
    Interface - Select the USB protocol: PTP or Mass Storage and Video Out (NTSC or PAL)
    Reset all - Reset all settings to default
    Firmware version - Display the camera's internal software version




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