Nikon Coolpix 775 Review
Record mode display
Here you can see an example of the live preview image on the LCD just prior to taking a shot, overlaid over the live view image are the current camera settings. In this example we have: Flash mode (cancelled), Image quality (Fine), Frames remaining (261).
Other things which may be displayed: Scene mode, Focus mode, Self-Timer, White balance, Sharpening, Continuous mode, Exposure compensation, BSS.
|Half-pressing the shutter release causes the cameras autofocus and metering systems to lock, a steady green lamp beside the viewfinder indicates a good AF lock. There's no on-screen indication that the camera is ready to shoot.||After fully depressing the shutter release a brief review image is shown. This is shown for approximately two seconds, this can be interrupted by half-pressing the shutter release. There is no option to discard the image before it's saved (unlike the 995).|
|Pressing the Quick View button will display a quarter frame sized thumbnail of the last shot taken, the live view continues 'behind' this. This can be cancelled with a half-press of the shutter release.||Pressing Quick View again displays the last shot taken on a full screen (same as play mode). You can browse through previously shot images but you can't magnify the image or use the play menu.|
|Switching record mode, to one of the scene modes for example, displays the record mode icon as a 'double sized' graphic in the top left corner of the display. This is replaced by a smaller icon approximately eight seconds later.||Here you can see an animation of each different scene mode icon as we turn the mode dial through all its possible positions (except play).|
Play mode display
|Switching to play mode, just like other Coolpix digital cameras the 775 first displays a 'rough' preview of the image (from the JPEG header) while it loads the full image. You can at any point (even before it's finished loading) press the up / down buttons to browse through images. The 'rough image' would appear for approximately 1.8 seconds before being replaced by the higher resolution version.|
|Pressing the Quick View (magnify) button magnifies the current image 2x, you can use the 4-way controller to scroll around the magnified view.|
|Pressing the flash (thumbnail) button displays images as a 3 x 3 contact sheet of thumbnails, pressing the button again switches to a 2 x 2 contact sheet, and once more to return to single view.|