Nikon Coolpix 3100 Review

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Nikon Coolpix 3100

Playback Modes & Screens

The Playback screen displays the time and date of capture, the folder name and filename. The icon in the middle on the left indicates that this image is marked for Auto Transfer. On the bottom is the image quality/size and the image # / total # of images on the CF card.

Nikon Coolpix 3100

Thumbnail index modes can display 4 or 9 images per page.

Nikon Coolpix 3100

The image can be magnified from 1.2x to 6.0x in multiple steps, once enlarged you can scroll around inside of it using the 4-way controller.

Nikon Coolpix 3100

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

Nikon Coolpix 3100

The Picture Enhance menu lets you apply a Halo filter, Monochrome filter or Sepia filter for color effects. The Small Picture option creates a smaller image for email or web use, select from 640x480, 320x240 or 160x120 size. The Photo Trim option lets you crop out a smaller section of an image. These operations prompt you to create a new image or overwrite the original.

Nikon Coolpix 3100

QuickTime movies are played back in full screen mode, playback starts by pressing the Telephoto button, the Wide button stops playback.

Nikon Coolpix 3100

Once the movie is playing you control it with the 4-way selector, Down stops it and Right pauses playback. The bar at the bottom indicates the playback position with the running time in seconds displayed on the right.

Nikon Coolpix 3100

You can edit (trim) the length of the movie clip.

Nikon Coolpix 3100

The Set-Up menu options:
    Welcome screen - Change the image used in the powerup screen

    Language - Menu language: German, English, French, Japanese, Spanish

    Date - Set the internal time and date

    Brightness - Adjust the color LCD brightness

    Volume - Camera beep sounds

    Auto Off - Sleep delay time: 30s, 1m, 5m, 30m

    CF Card format - Format the CF card

    USB - Select the USB protocol: PTP or Mass Storage

    Video Mode - Video output format: NTSC or PAL

    Reset All - Reset all settings to default

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