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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.
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