The P700 has four levels of information overlay, from a normal overlay with general camera settings to the unique (and daunting) EX Finder which provides a graphical representation of almost every setting (white balance, focal length, sensitivity, color, aperture, shutter speed, exposure compensation and a histogram; click here for a diagram). Press the DISP button to cycle through each type of overlay mode.
Exposure sequence & Preview
Typical live view before half-pressing the shutter release. Note that in this case we are using Multi AF area mode (wide).
During a 'half-press' of the shutter release, the camera displays the selected AF area in green assuming a good AF lock, it also now displays the exposure (ISO, aperture, shutter speed).
After taking the shot a brief review is displayed. It is not possible to cancel saving at this point, you must switch to preview after the image has been written.
Press the PREVIEW button to display the last image shot, you can at this stage delete.
Other record display examples
An example of the on-screen guidance available in aperture priority mode, just press SET to display.
An example of on-screen guidance for shutter priority mode, very helpful for novices.