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Camera Menus

The NX10's menu system is attractive and easy to master, but it that's partly because there's relatively little in it. The 7 pages of options - once you've removed those that duplicate functions already covered by the external controls and Func menu - offer little in the way of customization compared to competitor models and would, we suspect, prove frustratingly sparse for more advanced users. We're all for making a camera easy to use, but that doesn't need to come at the expense of flexibility and functionality.

Record menu

The record menu is split into three pages, and essentially just brings together the various shooting options and controls offered by the direct control buttons and the Function menu.

Option Values / Actions Notes
Photo Size  • 14 M
 • 10M
 • 6M
 • 2M
 • 12M (16:9)
 • 8M (16:9)
 • 5M (16:9)
 • 2M (16:9) 
3:2:
• 14M (4592x3056)
• 10M (3872x2592)
• 6M (3008x2000)
• 2M (1920x1280)
16:9
• 12M (4592x2584)
• 8M (3872x2176)
• 5M (3008x1688)
• 2M (1920x1080)
Quality  • Super Fine
 • Fine
 • Normal
 • Raw
 • RAW + Super Fine
 • RAW + Fine
 • RAW + Normal
 
ISO  • ISO Auto
 • ISO 100
 • ISO 200
 • ISO 400
 • ISO 800
 • ISO 1600
 • ISO 3200
ISO increments cannot be changed
White Balance  • AWB
 • Daylight
 • Cloudy
 • Fluorescent W
 • Fluorescent NW
 • Fluorescent Daylight
 • Tungsten
 • Flash WB
 • Custom Set
 • Color Temp.
Press the Fn button to adjust white balance along B-A and G-M axes.
Picture Wizard  • Standard
 • Vivid
 • Portrait
 • Landscape
 • Forest
 • Retro
 • Cool
 • Calm
 • Classic
 • C1 (Custom 1)
 • C2 (Custom 2)
 • C2 (Custom 2)

In each case the presets can be customized using individual sliders for:

 • Color
 • Saturation (9 levels)
 • Sharpness (9 levels)
 • Contrast (9 levels)

Color Space  • sRGB
 • AdobeRGB
 
AF Mode  • Single AF
 • Continuous AF
 • Manual Focus
Manual focus option only available when shooting with lenses lacking a MF/AF switch.
AF Area  • Selection AF
 • Multi AF
 • Face Detection AF
 • Self Portrait AF
- allows manual selection of AF point


- Uses macro focus and face detection for use in 'point the camera at myself' situations.
AF Priority  • On
 • Off
Determines whether the focus or the shutter release take priority.
Drive  • Single
 • Continuous
 • Burst
 • Self-Timer
 • AE Bracketing
 • WB Bracketing
 • Picture Wizard Bracketing


– 30 frames at 30 fps
– Note that bracketing options have to be set separately
Flash  • Fill-in
 • Fill-in Red
 • 1st Curtain (slow synch)
 • 2nd Curtain (slow synch)
 
BKT SET  • AE BKT Set
BKT Order
-, 0, +
+, 0, -
0, - , +
0, + , 1
BKT Area
+/- 0.5 to 3.0 EV
 • WB BKT Set
AB -/+3
AB -/+2
AB -/+1
MG -/+3
MG -/+2
MG -/+1
 • P Wiz BKT Set
Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Forest, Retro On/Off
Exposure, White Balance and Picture Wizard Bracketing options.





- 0.3 or 0.5 EV steps








- select three Picture Wizard presets for P Wiz Bracketing
Smart Range  • Off
 • On
Exposure and contrast are adjusted to compensate for scenes requiring a wide dynamic range
OIS  • Mode 1
 • Mode 2
- only when shutter half-pressed
- continuous stabilization

Record menu (when in Movie Mode)

Option Values / Actions Notes
Movie AE Mode  • P Program
 • A Aperture Priority
Manual focus option only available when shooting with lenses lacking a MF/AF switch.
Movie Size  • 1280 (16:9)
 • 640 (4:3)
 • 320 (4:3)
- 1280 x 720, 30 fps (720P)
- 640 x 480, 30 fps (VGA)
- 320 x 240, 30 fps (QVGA)
Quality  • Normal
 • HQ
 
White Balance  • AWB
 • Daylight
 • Cloudy
 • Fluorescent W
 • Fluorescent NW
 • Fluorescent Daylight
 • Tungsten
 • Flash WB
 • Custom Set
 • Color Temp.
Press the Fn button to adjust white balance along B-A and G-M axes.
Flash  • Fill-in
 • Fill-in Red
 • 1st Curtain (slow synch)
 • 2nd Curtain (slow synch)
 
Picture Wizard  • Standard
 • Vivid
 • Portrait
 • Landscape
 • Forest
 • Retro
 • Cool
 • Calm
 • Classic
 • C1 (Custom 1)
 • C2 (Custom 2)
 • C2 (Custom 2)

In each case the presets can be customized using individual sliders for:

 • Color
 • Saturation (9 levels)
 • Sharpness (9 levels)
 • Contrast (9 levels)

XXXXXX  • Single AF
 • Continuous AF
 • Manual Focus

 

 

Smart Range  • Off
 • On
Exposure and contrast are adjusted to compensate for scenes requiring a wide dynamic range
XXXXXX  • Single AF
 • Continuous AF
 • Manual Focus

 

 

Smart Range  • Off
 • On
Exposure and contrast are adjusted to compensate for scenes requiring a wide dynamic range
OIS  • Mode 1
 • Mode 2
- only when shutter half-pressed
- continuous stabilization
OIS  • Mode 1
 • Mode 2
- only when shutter half-pressed
- continuous stabilization

User settings menu

Option Values / Actions Notes
EV Step  • 1/3
 • 1/2
 
Noise Reduction  • High ISO NR
Off
On
 • Long Term NR
Off
On




- dark frame subtraction for exposures over 4 seconds

AF Lamp  • Off
 • On
 
User Display  • Icons On/Off
 • Grid line
Off
2 x 2
3 x 3
+
X
 • Histogram On/Off
Allows a certain amount of control over the live view display
Key Mapping  • AEL
AEL
AFL
AEL + AFL
 • Preview
One Touch WB
Optical Preview (DOF)
Allows a very limited amount of customization of two of the buttons on the body.
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