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Nikon Coolpix 5400

Playback Modes & Screens

When you flip the Mode switch to the Play position it will display the last image stored in full screen mode as shown above. You can press the Left or Right portion of the 4-way selector switch to scroll backwards or forwards through the stored images.

Rotating the Command Dial lets you select any one of four screens of exposure settings or a histogram as shown in the following frames.

Nikon Coolpix 5400

The first page of exposure information displays the camera model name, firmware version number, metering mode, recording mode, shutter speed and aperture.

Nikon Coolpix 5400

This page has the settings for the exposure compensation, focal length, focus mode, speedlight (flash), image adjustment and ISO speed.

Nikon Coolpix 5400

This page contains the white balance, saturation, sharpness, digital telephoto, converter lens and the physical file size.

Nikon Coolpix 5400

This page has the histogram, the metering mode, shutter speed, aperture, exposure compensation and ISO speed equivalent. The last page of Play information contains the lens focal length, shutter speed, aperture and focus mode. It also shows which AF point was used.

Nikon Coolpix 5400

The last page of Play information contains the lens focal length, shutter speed, aperture and focus mode. It also shows which AF point was used.

Nikon Coolpix 5400

While displaying a picture full screen you can press the Telephoto zoom control button and magnify the image. There are 25 intermediate magnifying steps all the way up to a maximum of 6x. At any magnification step you can scroll around inside of the image using the 4-way selector.

Nikon Coolpix 5400

To enter the thumbnail (index) playback mode just press the Wide zoom button. The number of thumbnail images can be toggled between 4 or 9 per page by pressing the button again.

Nikon Coolpix 5400

The QuickTime MOVies that you record can be played back full screen on the color LCD and the audio can be heard on the internal speaker. The A / V cable allows you to send both the video and sound to a television set.

Nikon Coolpix 5400

There's two pages of menu options available in Playback mode, you can Delete images, change the active image folder, start an automatic playback slideshow, protect images from deletion, hide images, set the DPOF print information, mark images for Auto Transfer when the USB cable is plugged in to the host computer, move images between folders, format the CF card or create a smaller image for email use.

Setup Menus

Nikon Coolpix 5400

    Language - Menu language

    Date - Set the time and date

    Folders - Select the active image folder on the CF card

    Monitor Options - Shutter release speed, Display mode, Brightness, Hue

    Seq. Numbers - Enabling sequential numbering of images. Reset the numbers.

    Shutter Sound - On, Off

    Auto Off - Set the Auto Off time value (30s default or 1, 5 or 30 min)

    CF Card Format - Format the CF card

    Controls - Set the camera features that should be memorized from power on to power off.

    Shot Confirmation - Selftimer LED on/off

    Info txt - Enable creation of the info.txt file on the CF card

    USB - USB mode, PTP or Mass Storage device

    Video Mode - NTSC or PAL

    Reset All - Reset all parameters to default

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