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Scene menu

Pressing the MENU button in SCENE mode displays the scene mode selection menu. Two pages of different scene modes (described in more detail earlier in this review). This mode is extremely useful for beginners and advanced users alike, it's a shortcut to the right settings for a particular shooting situation.


Play menu

Pressing the MENU button while in PLAY mode displays the play menu, this menu allows you to perform general image organisation and delete tasks, full menu is broken down in the table below.


Sub-menu Options
Delete Selected Images
All images
Folder
Print Set
Folders Options
All
NIKON (etc.)
Slide show Start
Frame interval
Protect Enters thumbnail selection mode to protect (set read-only) images
Hide image Enters thumbnail selection mode to hide (make invisible) images
Print Set Enters thumbnail selection mode to mark images for printing (on DPOF compatible printing equipment)
Auto OFF As REC mode
30 seconds
1 minute
5 minutes
30 minutes


Setup menu

Different than the 990, Nikon have moved the setup menu from being a sub-menu of record and play mode to being it's own mode (selectable from the mode dial on top of the camera).

Split over two pages, there are a variety of options some of which affect only record mode some of which affect both modes.

Image Quality / Size

Image Quality

Hi - TIFF uncompressed
FINE - JPEG 1:4
NORMAL - JPEG 1:8
BASIC - JPEG 1:16

Image Size

FULL - 2048 x 1536
XGA - 1024 x 768
VGA - 640 x 480

Folders

Folders allows you to select the folder to use for storage of images, you can also create, rename and delete folders from this menu.

Monitor Options

Monitor options allow you to change the way the LCD monitor is used, either default on and preview, or just review, just preview or LCD off. You can also set the brightness and hue of the LCD display. New to the 880 is the use of a standard test image when changing the brightness (as above). Would have been nice if this test image included a gray scale bar.

Auto Off

Set the power saving option for record mode (you can set play mode to follow these settings or have it's own power off setting).

30 seconds
1 minute
5 minutes
30 minutes

Controls

Controls sets what options are saved between power off and power on. You can save any of the following settings:

Flash mode
Focus mode
Exposure compensation
Digital Zoom

By default all these controls are saved.

Pic data / Shot confirmation

Shot confirm enabled means the camera will flash the lamp on the front of the camera before each shot.

info.txt controls the output of the info.txt file to the CF card, this file contains exposure information for each image taken per folder, an example info.txt output (for a single frame) can be seen below.

SAMPLE info.txt entry

DSCN3660.JPG
CAMERA : E880V1.0
METERING : MATRIX
MODE : P
SHUTTER : 1/134sec
APERTURE : F3.5
EXP +/- : +0.3
FOCAL LENGTH : f13.9mm(X1.0)
IMG ADJUST : STANDARD
SENSITIVITY : ISO400
WHITEBAL : AUTO
SHARPNESS : AUTO
DATE : 24.08.2000 19:44
QUALITY : FULL FINE
 

Video Mode

Video Mode allows you switch the format of video output between NTSC (US & Japan) and PAL (rest of the world).

NTSC
PAL

Distance Units

For manual focus the current focus distance is displayed on the LCD, you can choose that this distance is displayed in either meters or feet.

m
ft

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