Playback Screens & Menus

Pressing the playback button on the back of the camera allows you to view all of the images that you have captured that are still stored on either of the SD memory cards. Pressing up of the Multi-Selector changes the amount of information that is shown about the current image or video. There are numerous screens that can show you just about anything that want to know about the images, including the focus points and full color histograms.

The -magnifying glass takes the camera into index mode. Here you can see thumbnails of the images that are stored on the SD cards. There is also a calendar mode that allows you to view the images based on the date in which they were taken.

Pressing the +magnifying glass allows the camera to zoom in on an image. This is a great way to check focus and see the small, finer details in the image without having to use a computer. Once you have zoomed in, you can use the multi-selector to scroll around the image.

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.
  • 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
  • Side-by-Side Comparison - Shows the original image side by side with an edited image

Your home movies can also be played back on the camera's LCD screen, as well as on any HDTV with an optional HDMI cable. The multi-selector gives you DVR-like controls over the movies, even frame by frame. Using the command dial allows you to skip 10 seconds at a time. Pressing the i button allows you to edit your movies on the camera.

Editing allows you to trim your movies by selecting the starting and ending points from within a larger movie. A new movie will then be saved. It also gives you the ability to save a single frame as an image from your movies.

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 +5 to -5
  • 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
  • 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
  • Auto image rotation - Auto rotates portrait mode images for proper video display
  • Battery info - shows battery life and when it needs to be replaced
  • Image comment - Enter a comment that will be embedded in the image information
  • 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-tune - save fine tuned values for individual lenses.
  • HDMI - Select the HDMI format: Auto (camera selects appropriate format), 480p, 576p, 720p, 1080i
  • GPS - Handles the settings for an optional GPS unit
  • Wireless Mobile Adapter - Enable or Disable the wireless adapter
  • Network - Manage the camera's wireless networks
  • Firmware Version - Display the camera's current firmware version information

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