Nikon Coolpix 5600 Review

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Nikon Coolpix 5600

Record Modes & Screens

AUTO record mode screen display. The Zoom indicator displays briefly whenever the Zoom is operated. The "5M*" icon indicates the image resolution is 5-megapixels at High quality. Flash is set to Auto and will fire when needed and there's 202 pictures remaining at the current image resolution.

Nikon Coolpix 5600

When you half-press the shutter release the autofocus is locked and the exposure is calculated and set. If autofocus was successful the AF dot icon is green, if it fails it is red and blinks.

Nikon Coolpix 5600

AUTO record menu options:

    Image Quality/Size - 2592x1912 High, 2592x1912 Normal, 2048x1536 Normal, 1600x1200 Normal, 1024x768 or 640x480

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

    Exposure Compensation - Override the metering by +/-2.0EV in 1/3EV steps

    Continuous - Shooting mode: Single frame, Continuous, Multi-Shot 16

    BSS - Best Shot Selector

    Color Options - Standard, Vivid, Black-and-white, Sepia, Cyanotype

Nikon Coolpix 5600

If the Menu option is set to "icon" then this is what your menu will look like.

Nikon Coolpix 5600

Pressing the 4-way selector "up" changes flash modes, "right" enables self-timer and "down" to enable macro focus mode. You set these options via onscreen popups as shown above.

Nikon Coolpix 5600

Scene mode options include: Party, Beach/Snow, Sunset, Dusk/Dawn, Night Landscape, Close Up, Museum, Fireworks, Copy, Back Light, Panorama assist and Underwater.

Nikon Coolpix 5600

Some of the portrait scene modes have onscreen framing guides to help you properly position your subject for the desired effect.

Nikon Coolpix 5600

Whenever you are making a menu selection you can press the Help button (telephoto zoom) to display a brief explanation of the mode or option.

Nikon Coolpix 5600

Each of the other specific scene modes on the Mode Dial; Portrait, Landscape, Sports and Night Portrait, have their own sub-menus of further choices.

Nikon Coolpix 5600

Movie mode screen display. You can record QuickTime MOVie clips limited in length only by the amount of remaining available memory. Sound is recorded with the moving image, and the optical zoom can not be used during movie recording - it can be preset before recording begins.

Nikon Coolpix 5600

Movie mode options:

    TV Movie - Color 640 x 480 pixels, 15fps

    Small Movie - Color 320 x 240 pixels, 15fps

    Smaller Movie - Color 160 x 120 pixels, 15fps

    Autofocus mode - Single or Continuous AF

Nikon Coolpix 5600

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.

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