Nikon Coolpix 3700 Review

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Nikon Coolpix 3700

Record Modes & Screens

AUTO record mode with the shutter half-pressed showing an autofocus (AF) lock. The "3M*" icon indicates the image resolution is 2048x1536 at High quality. Flash is set to Auto and will fire when needed and there's 318 pictures remaining at the current image resolution.

In AUTO mode you can change the image quality/size, flash mode or exposure compensation, you can enable macro focus, the selftimer or time and date imprint. AUTO is the point-n-shoot mode.

Nikon Coolpix 3700

Manual record mode. Similar to AUTO but there are more exposure options available, see screen below.

Nikon Coolpix 3700

MANUAL record menu options:

    Image Quality/Size - 2048x1536 High, 2048x1536 Normal, 1600x1200 Normal, 1024x768 or 640x480

    White Balance - Auto, Manual preset, Daylight, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Cloudy or Speedlight

    Continuous - Shooting mode: Single frame, Continuous High, Continuous Low, Multi-Shot 16 or Interval Timer

    BSS - Best Shot Selector

    Image Sharpening - Auto, High, Normal, Low or Off

    AF Area Mode - Auto, Manual, Off

Nikon Coolpix 3700

Scene mode options include: Portrait, Party/Indoor, Night Portrait, Beach/Snow, Landscape, Sunset, Night Landscape, Museum, Fireworks, Close Up, Copy, Back Light, Panorama Assist, Sports, Dusk/Dawn.

Nikon Coolpix 3700

Manual AF area selection is accomplished using the 4-way joystick controller and onscreen prompts as shown here.

Nikon Coolpix 3700

Macro focus mode allows you to focus on subjects as close as 1.6 inches. Without leaving macro mode the camera can focus all the way out to infinity.

Nikon Coolpix 3700

Voice recording - Up to 5 hours (with 256MB SD card) of audio-only can be recorded using the camera's built-in microphone.

Nikon Coolpix 3700

Movie mode screen display. You can record QuickTime MOVie clips up to the capacity of the SD card media. Audio is recorded. The optical zoom can be preset before movie recording starts.

Nikon Coolpix 3700

Movie mode menu options:

    TV Movie 640* - Color 640 x 480 pixels, 30fps
    TV Movie 640 - Color 640 x 480 pixels, 15fps
    Small Size - Color 320 x 240 pixels, 15fps
    Smaller Size - Color 160 x 120 pixels, 15fps
    B/W Movie - Black & White 320 x 240 pixels, 15fps
    Sepia Movie - Sepia toned 320 x 240 pixels, 15fps
    Time-lapse Movie - Interval timing 640 x 480 pixels
    Auto-focus Mode - Single or Continuous AF

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