Features & Controls (cont.)
The back of the camera has several controls. Above is the Menu button, it is the only button on the left of the camera. The Menu button will allow you to change settings and customize functions. On the right side of the AMOLED display you can see several buttons. Starting at the top is the AV button pressing and holding this while rotating the control dial on the top of the camera will adjust the exposure values. Below that is the AEL button which works similar to the AV button but locks either the exposure or the focus or both at the same time depending on how you have it set up. The AEL button also has a function in playback mode, it will protect images that you do not want deleted. The DISP button will change the information that is displayed in the screen in both record mode and playback mode. It also brings up helpful hints when browsing the menu, describing what each menu option is for. The Fn button will bring up a menu for quickly changing certain settings depending on which shooting mode you are in. The 4-way controller will allow you direct access Focus mode (Up), White Balance (right), ISO settings (Down) and metering mode (Left). Below that on the left side is the playback button and on the right is the delete button which also is a direct access button to Picture Wizard when in record mode.
This Depth Preview button is located on the front of the camera near the lens mount. It's just withing reach of your ring finger when grasping the hand grip.
The NX10 boasts and impressive EVF (Electronic ViewFinder) for those who prefer to use them. Although its hard to see in the picture above, just below the EVF is a sensor that will switch the display from the AMOLED display to the EVF when you bring your face up to it. This unit offers 100% frame coverage, a 20.2mm eyepoint, and 0.86x magnification. It also displays all of the same information and menus that can be seen on the rear monitor. To the left is a focal fine tune adjustment dial.
Here we see the various ports that are on the side of the camera, hidden under a port door. At the top is the DC in port to connect the camera to an optional external power source. Below that is the HDMI port that allows the camera to be connected to High Definition devices. Next is the shutter release connection port. A shutter release is an optional accessory that acts as a remote control for "snapping" the picture. Lastly is the AV Out port that connects to televisions or when using a USB cable to connect to a computer or printer.
The card reader slot is located on the side of the camera and accepts either SD or SDHC cards. Pictured here is the SanDisk Extreme 4GB SDHC card.
The 7.4V 9.6Wh rechargeable Li-Ion battery is accessed through a compartment on the bottom of the camera. Samsung claims that this pack can power the NX10 for up to 400 images or 200 min. of video on a full charge. The battery is recharged in the included charger that plugs into any standard outlet using the included power cord.
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