Playback Screens & Menus


Pressing the playback button on the back of the camera allows you to view the images or video files that you have captured that are still stored on one of the SD memory card(s). The amount and type of information shown can be changed in the playback menu to allow you to see exactly what you need to know. This information ranges from nothing at all to a full detailed list of settings. There is also a screen for showing focus points and several for RGB histograms and highlight/overexposure areas. 

Pressing the "-" magnifying glass enters the camera into index mode, allowing you to see thumbnail images of stored files on the SD card. You can choose between 4, 9 or 72 thumbs at a time.

Pressing the "+" magnifying glass allows you to zoom in on an image. Once you have zoomed in, you can use the multi-selector to move around the image. This is a great way to check focus and fine details within the image while you are still out shooting.

Playback Menu:
  • Delete - Delete images from memory card
  • Playback folder - Select the active playback image folder
  • Hide Image - Selected images only shown in this folder
  • Playback Display Options - Select the playback display features: Shooting data, Histogram, Highlights, RGB Histogram, Focus point
  • Copy Image(s) - Copy images from one card slot to the other
  • Image review - Display image immediately after capture
  • After delete - Select what will display after deleting an image or movie
  • Rotate tall - Automatically rotate portrait oriented images for display
  • Slide show - Start an automated slide show of the images in the current image folder
  • DPOF Print Order - Enter DPOF printing information

Retouch Menu:
  • D-Lighting - brightens shadows, ideal for dark or back-lit photos
  • Red-Eye Correction - Remove red-eye in your flash portraits (saves as a corrected copy, does not overwrite original)
  • Trim - Crop and image and save as a new file
  • Monochrome - Choose Black&White, Sepia or Cyanotype (blue and white monochrome)
  • Filter Effects - Choose from Sky light, Warm filter, Red/Green/Blue intensifier, Cross screen, or Soft
  • Color Balance - Use the multi-selector to create a copy of an image with modified color balance.
  • Image Overlay - Combine two existing RAW photos to create a single picture that is saved separately. The new image is saved at the current image quality and size settings.
  • NEF (RAW) processing - Convert RAW images to JPEG format in-camera with minimal editing options for white balance, image size, exposure comp., picture control, etc.
  • Resize - create a smaller copy of an image and save to selected card
  • Quick retouch - Enhances saturation and contrast as well as applies D-lighting as required; image is then saved as a new file
  • Straighten - Correct images that are not level
  • Distortion control - Reduce effects of peripheral distortion (barrel distortion and pin-cushioning) in your photos; Auto or Manual options, edited image is saved as a new file
  • Fisheye - Create copies of images that appear to have been photographed using a fisheye lens
  • Color Outline - Outline an image, saves as new file
  • Color Sketch - create a copy that resembles a color sketch
  • Perspective control - Reduce the effects of perspective in photos of tall buildings, etc.
  • Miniature effect - modify a long range shot to look as it were taken close-up
  • Selective Color - Choose up to 3 colors from within an image to keep while the rest of the color will be removed for a creative look
  • Edit movie - Choose starting/stopping point to movies and delete unwanted scenes

Your captured movies can be played back on the camera's 3.2-inch LCD screen and built-in speaker as well as a computer or HDTV with optional cables. The camera gives you full control over the movie playback. There are even some editing features that allow you some basic editing tools without having to carry a computer with you.

Setup Menu:
  • Format memory card - Format the memory card
  • Save user settings - assign scene modes or settings for different users.
  • Reset user settings - reset to default settings
  • Monitor brightness - Adjust LCD back light +3 to -3
  • Clean Image Sensor - Cleans the Low Pass Filter to remove dust and dirt particles
  • Lock Mirror Up for cleaning - Puts the camera in a mode for cleaning
  • Image Dust Off ref photo - Capture a photo to be used with Capture NX 2's Dust Off feature
  • HDMI - Select the HDMI format: Auto (camera selects appropriate format), 480p, 576p, 720p, 1080i
  • Flicker reduction - 50 or 60 Hz
  • Time zone and date - Set the Time zone, date and time, date format, daylight saving time
  • Language - Select the menu language
  • Image comment - Enter a comment that will be embedded in the image information
  • Auto image rotation - Auto rotates portrait mode images for proper video display
  • Battery info - shows battery life and when it needs to be replaced
  • Copyright information - enter name of artist or copyright holder 
  • Save/load settings - Save or load settings to and from a memory card
  • GPS - Adjust settings for connection to a GPS unit, like Nikon's GP-1
  • Virtual horizon - display a virtual horizon in the monitor
  • Non-CPU lens data - select focal length and apertures to be used with non-CPU lenses
  • AF fine tuning - save fine tuned values for individual lenses.
  • Firmware Version - Display the camera's current firmware version information

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