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Rear of camera controls

The rear of the S5 Pro looks fairly almost identical to the Nikon D200 apart from the icons on the buttons that run down the left side of the LCD screen.

Buttons (single press)

Delete *p

In playback mode pressing this button displays an ERASE OK?' confirmation dialog, you then have to use the up key to change the mini menu from 'CANCEL' to 'OK', then press the OK button - long-winded but safe. The good news is that the D200's fast and intuitive way of getting rid of shots just taken (press delete twice whilst the record review is displayed) has survived the Fujification of the control system.
Format (Delete + Mode)

Hold the Delete and Mode (top right of camera) buttons simultaneously for approximately two seconds for a shortcut to format the Compact Flash card, the camera first blinks 'For' on the top display and you must release the buttons and press once more to confirm the card format.
Playback

Enters or leaves playback mode, display overlay (shooting info, histogram etc) used depends on the last used (up / down press of the multi selector), though thumbnail display mode is not remembered. As with all shooting priority cameras the S5 Pro immediately removes the playback display if you half-press the shutter release button although interestingly you can trigger AF (press AF-ON) without clearing the screen). This button is also used to switch between magnification and panning when in playback zoom mode.

MENU
/OK

Menu

Display or cancel the shooting or playback menu (depending on which mode the camera is in), as with playback mode the menu is automatically cancelled if you half-press the shutter release button. The menu button also doubles as an 'OK' button to confirm menu selections and dialog options
DISP
/BACK
Display *p / Back

In playback mode pressing this button cycles through the four basic display modes for saved images: Multi Frame (3 x 3 thumbnails), No text displayed (image only), Photo Information 1 (histogram - RGB or R,G,B channels individually, clipping warning), Photo Information 2 (shooting settings / exif data). In the last two modes the up and down buttons on the multi selector change the information displayed.
This button also acts as a 'cancel' ('BACK') button when using menus or dialogs.
SETUP Setup

The Enter button is used to confirm menu selections and dialog options. In playback or record review modes it is used to switch in and out of playback zoom mode.
Face Zoom In *p / Help

Press the face zoom in button to zoom directly in on the primary face captured in the image. When no face is recognized, the image is automatically zoomed into the center area. When a menu is active and the Face button appears in the upper right of the screen you can press this button to show a brief description of the option selected.
Multi selector

With no image displayed on the screen the multi selector is used to choose AF area, note that this function can be locked by turning the lock lever which surrounds the multi selector (this doesn't affect function in playback or menu mode). The multi selector is also used to change playback display modes (up / down), browse images in playback (left / right) and navigate menus / select dialog options. Various options are available for customizing this control in the SETUP menu. When an image is displayed on-screen pressing the center of the selector brightens the screen temporarily.

*p - In record review or playback mode

Auto Focus Area Mode selector

Note that the exact function of the AF area mode also depends on the focus mode (AF-S or AF-C), a full summary of all combinations of focus mode and AF area mode can be found at the bottom of this page.

Dynamic area AF with closest subject priority

The camera uses all eleven focus areas and selects the focus area with the subject closest to the camera.
Group dynamic AF

Allows you to select a group of focus areas at the center, left, right, top or bottom of the frame. The camera calculates focus position from the focus area containing the subject closest to the camera.
Dynamic area AF

Allows you to manually select one of the eleven focus areas, however the camera will use information from multiple focus areas to determine focus. Useful for focusing on specific subjects which may move out of the focus area briefly.
Single area AF

Allows you to manually select one of the eleven focus areas, the camera will only use this area for auto focus.

Front of camera controls

On the left side of the camera front are two unlabelled buttons, the top is depth of field preview, press and hold this button to stop the lens down to the selected aperture. The bottom button is a customizable 'FUNC' button, the exact function of this button can be set via the SETUP menu . On the right side of the camera we have the flash mode button, and just below the lens release button is the focus mode selector. This allows you to choose between continuous auto focus, single auto focus or manual focus mode.

Buttons (combined with a command dial)

  Sub command dial (front) Main command dial (rear)
Flash sync mode

 • Front-curtain sync (normal)
 • Slow sync
 • Rear-curtain sync
 • Red-eye reduction
 • Red-eye reduction with slow sync
Flash exposure compensation

 • -3.0 EV to +1.0 EV
 • 0.3, 0.5 or 1 EV steps (defined in SETUP menu)

Focus Mode selector

S Single servo AF (AF-S)

Camera focus when shutter release button is half pressed and locks when the in-focus indicator (a solid dot) appears on the viewfinder status LCD. If the subject is moving when the shutter release button is half pressed the camera will focus track until a lock can be obtained. In this mode the default is for focus priority, this means that a shot can only be taken with a good focus lock, you can also choose release priority via the setup menu.
C Continuous servo AF (AF-C)

The camera will focus continuously while the shutter release button is half pressed, if the subject moves the camera will adjust focus to compensate. In this mode the default is for release priority, this means that a shot will be taken whether or not the camera has a good focus lock, you can also choose focus priority via setup menu.
M Manual Focus

Focusing is achieved manually by turning the lens manual focus ring. Focus indicator on the viewfinder status LCD will still indicate whether or not the selected manual focus is the same as the calculated auto focus. This mode is always release priority.

Summary of Auto focus options

Focus mode AF-area mode Focus area
selection
How it works
AF-S
Manual Camera focuses on subject in selected focus area.
Focus will remain locked while shutter-release button is pressed half way.
Manual Camera focuses on subject in selected focus area. If subject moves before cam era has focused, camera will focus based on information from other focus areas. Focus will remain locked while shutter-release button is pressed half way.
Camera automatically selects focus area from within group As above, except camera automatically selects focus area containing subject closest to camera from group of focus areas selected by user.
Automatic As above, except that focus area containing subject closest to camera is selected from all eleven focus areas.
AF-C
Manual Camera continues to focus on subject in selected
focus area while shutter-release button is pressed
halfway.
Manual Camera focuses on subject in selected focus area.
While shutter-release button is pressed halfway, camera tracks subject as it moves from one focus area to the next.
Camera automatically selects focus area from within group As above, except camera automatically selects focus area containing subject closest to camera from group of focus areas selected by user.
Automatic As above, except that focus area containing subject closest to camera is selected from all eleven focus areas.

Table above reproduced with permission from the Nikon D200 user manual.

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