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Record Menu

Pressing the MENU button in record mode overlays the record menu over the live scene preview. The menu system is essentially the same as the 990/995 with the addition of a few new features.

The menu is split over three tabbed sections which can be accessed by pressing MENU, cursor off the page (press left) and cursor down, or simply scrolling down to the bottom of one page and onto the next. * Cursor refers to the 4-way direction pad.

With an option highlighted you can roll the command dial to change that option's setting or you can press the right cursor to open up the menu and select an option from this expanded menu. In the menu options table below you can click on the [clip] link to see an example of that configuration page.

Record Menu: Page One

Record menu Options Notes
User Setting  • A
 • 1
 • 2
 • 3

- Full Auto
- Manual controls available
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White Balance
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 • Auto
 • White Balance Preset
 • Fine *
 • Incandescent *
 • Fluorescent *
 • Cloudy *
 � Speedlight (Flash) *

Choose the current white balance mode, those white balance settings marked with a * can be fine tuned +/-3 levels.

Metering
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 • Matrix
 • Spot
 • Center-Weighted Average
 • Spot AF Area
- 256-segment matrix metering
- Meters only a small central portion
- 80% to the central quarter
- Spot meter only selected AF area
Continuous Mode
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 • Single
 • Continuous High
 • Continuous Low
 • Multi-Shot 16
 • HS Sequence
 • Ultra HS
 • Movie


- Approx. 3 fps
- Approx. 1.5 fps
- 16 640x480 frames on an image
- SXGA or smaller, 3 fps
- 320 x 240, 30 fps
- 320 x 240 max 60 sec with audio
Best Shot Selector  • Off
 • On
 
Image Adjustment
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 • Auto
 • Normal
 • More Contrast
 • Less Contrast
 • Lighten Image
 • Darken Image
Sets tone parameters for cameras internal image processing algorithm
Saturation Control
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 • +1 Maximum
 • 0 Normal
 • -1 Moderate
 • -2 Minimum
 • Black & White
Sets colour saturation parameters for cameras internal image processing algorithm

Record Menu: Page Two

Record menu Options Notes

Lens
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 • Normal
 • Wide Adapter
 • Telephoto 1
 • Telephoto 2
 • Fisheye 1
 • Fisheye 2
 • Slide Copy Adapter

If you're using one of the Nikon accessories lenses then selecting the appropriate option here will ensure the camera is set up correctly to use that lens (focal length range, flash use, etc.)
Exposure Options  • AE Lock - Off, On, Reset
    • Off
    • On
    • Reset
 • Maximum Bulb Duration
    • 1 min
    • 5 min
 
Focus Options
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 • AF Area Mode
    • Auto
    • Manual
    • Off
 • Autofocus Mode
    • Continuous AF
    • Single AF
 • Focus Confirmation
    • MF
    • On
    • Off
 • Distance Units
    • m
    • ft
This menu provides you with control over the way the camera selects the AF area mode, whether it evaluates auto focus all the time (continuous) or just when you half-press the shutter release and when focus confirmation (LCD image sharpening effect) is used.
Image Sharpening
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 • Auto
 • High
 • Normal
 • Low
 • Off
Sets image sharpening parameters for cameras internal image processing algorithm
Auto Bracketing
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 • Off
 • On
    • 3 / 5, +/- 0.3, 0.7, 1.0 EV
 • WB Bracketing
 
Noise Reduction  • Off
 • On
 • Clear Image Mode
When set to 'On' the noise reduction system will use dark frame subtraction to remove noise from long exposures.
Reset All  • No
 • Reset
 

Record Menu: Setup

Setup menu Options Notes
Folders

 • Options
    • New
    • Rename
    • Delete
 • NIKON

Select and manage the use of folders on the storage card. By default the camera creates an xxxNIKON folder, but you may create others and use them at will.
Monitor Options  • Display Mode
    • Monitor On
    • Review Only
    • Preview Only
    • Monitor Off
 • Brightness
 • Hue
Controls the function of the LCD Monitor, for live review & record preview, just for review, just preview or by default off. You can also set the LCD brightness and hue from this menu.
Controls  • Memorize
    • Flash Mode [y/n]
    • Auto Focus Mode [y/n]
    • Mode [y/n]
    • Exp. Compen. [y/n]
 • FUNC.
    • User Setting
    • Auto Focus Mode
    • Flash Mode
    • White Balance
    • Metering
 • AE-L, AF-L
    • AE-L & AF-L
    • AE-L
    • AF-L
This menu provides user control over which functions are memorized after power off, what function the FUNC button performs and how the AE-L, AF-L button (front of the camera) operates.
Zoom Options  • Digital Tele
    • On
    • Off
 • Fixed Aperture
    • Off
    • On
Enable or disable digital zoom, choose to use a fixed aperture through the optical zoom range (useful when using the camera with studio lights).
Auto Off  • 30 sec
 • 1 min
 • 5 min
 • 30 min
Control the record mode power saving auto off timer.
Seq. Numbers  • Off
 • On
 • Reset
 
CF Card Format  • No
 • Format
 
Speedlight Opt.  • Variable Power
    • -/+2.0 EV in 0.3 EV steps
 • Speedlight Control
    • Auto
    • Int & Ext Active
 • Shot Confirm
    • On
    • Off
Various flash / speedlight options, from here you can control the flash power output and enable the internal flash when used in combination with an external unit. Shot confirm flashes the small lamp on the front of the camera every time a shot is taken (useful for self-timer shots).
Shutter Sound  • On
 • Off
 
Date Set Date & Time  
info.txt  • Off
 • On
 
Video Mode  • NTSC
 • PAL
 
Language  • D(eutsch)
 • E(nglish)
 • F(rancais)
 • J(apanese)
 • E(S)panol
Menu language
Disable Delete  • On
 • Off
 
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