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AUTO mode allows the camera to choose all of the settings, so the only thing you have to do is point and shoot. With this Nikon you have control over the color mode, AF area and Auto Focus while in AUTO. Displayed on the screen are the flash, image stabilization, image size, ISO and number of remaining images.





nikon_s640_rec_ready.jpgWhen you half-press the shutter release the autofocus is locked and the exposure is calculated and set. If autofocus was successful the AF brackets will turn green, if it fails they will be red and blink.





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Nikon's scene mode allows you to select from one of Scene modes listed below, or you can choose Auto Scene Selection, which will determine the best scene mode for the current shooting situation. The only options that you have control over in this mode is the size of the image that you want to capture.





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Smart Portrait mode is an additional portrait shooting mode in addition to the scene mode. This mode activates the new Skin Softening and allows for the Smile timer, Blink proof and Blink warning features to work while you are shooting. This means you will always know if you need to reshoot because of someones eyes being closed.





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The 4-way controller is used to search through the menu system and make your selections. It also features shortcuts to common settings while you are shooting. Pressing it "Up" presents the flash options, "Right" Exposure Compensation, "Down" Macro Mode and "Right" is the self timer. The 4-way is also a designed rotating dial, to make menu navigation quicker.





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  • Image mode - 12M* High, 12M Normal, 8M Normal, 5M Normal, 3M Normal, PC, TV, 16:9
  • White balance - Auto, Preset Manual, Daylight, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Cloudy, Flash
  • Metering - Matrix or Center-weighted
  • Continuous - Shooting mode: Single frame, Continuous, BSS, Multi-Shot 16
  • ISO sensitivity - Auto, Fixed Range Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400
  • Color options - Standard color, Vivid color, B&W, Sepia, Cyanotype
  • AF area mode - Face Priority, Auto, Manual, Center
  • Autofocus mode - Single AF, Full-time AF






nikon_s640_rec_movie.jpgMovie mode allows you to capture video with sound at resolutions of 640x480 and 320x240. During recording you are not able to use the optical zoom, but you can use the digital zoom. Before you start recording, however, you may set the optical zoom anywhere within the zoom range.





nikon_s640_rec_movie_menu.jpgRec. Movie Menu:
  • Movie Options - 640x480, 320x240
  • Autofocus Mode - Single AF, Full Time AF

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