P7700's screen upside down?

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eyalg
eyalg Regular Member • Posts: 264
P7700's screen upside down?

If I flip open the lcd screen of the P7700 while turning it on,
then either the image is upside down, or flipped left to right
including the text on the screen. Funny to the point of being sad.
Reopening the screen or turning the camera off and on solves this.

Has anyone encountered or heard of this glitch?

Thanks,
-eyalg

Nikon Coolpix P7700
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forestgreen
forestgreen Junior Member • Posts: 25
Re: P7700's screen upside down?

No, my P7700 camera does not behave like this.

I have Firmware version 1.00.

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Steinhansel Regular Member • Posts: 245
Re: P7700's screen upside down?

This is a strange phenomenon indeed.  Sad?  I don't know about that.

If you wish to avoid this sadness, don't engage in that behavior.

But more to the point, no, my P7700 doesn't do that, no matter how hard I try.

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eyalg
eyalg OP Regular Member • Posts: 264
Re: P7700's screen upside down?

For a camera manufactured by an esteemed company
and positioned at the high end of the market, it's sad.

Regarding the avoidance of such behaviour, well, I can,
but whenever I want to turn it on and start shooting
as fast as possible, I must turn the screen while turning
the camera on. No two ways about that.

Thanks,

-eyalg

tomjar Contributing Member • Posts: 506
Re: P7700's screen upside down?

You mean you press the on/off button first and only then start opening the screen while still holding the on/off button?

Does it also happen if you open the screen first (by about 30-45 degrees is enough) and only then turn it on? That's the way I do it and I have never experienced what you're describing.

Kind regards, T.

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eyalg
eyalg OP Regular Member • Posts: 264
Re: P7700's screen upside down?

That's not what I did at first, but now I see that it also invokes the flipped screen.
In fact, I don't have to hold down the on/off button while I open the screen -
I open it a bit (30-40 degrees like you said), click the on button shortly, and at
the same time turn the screen fully so that it's on the camera's back again.

And it's flipped. Sometimes not upside down but just mirrored:

Thanks,

-eyalg

Steinhansel Regular Member • Posts: 245
Re: P7700's screen upside down?

I tried to reproduce the effect, as you described, and after 20 tries, could not do it

Strange, very strange.

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photoreddi Veteran Member • Posts: 6,796
P7700's screen mirror imaged.

eyalg wrote:

That's not what I did at first, but now I see that it also invokes the flipped screen.
In fact, I don't have to hold down the on/off button while I open the screen -
I open it a bit (30-40 degrees like you said), click the on button shortly, and at
the same time turn the screen fully so that it's on the camera's back again.

And it's flipped. Sometimes not upside down but just mirrored ...

That happened to me last December several months after I bought my P7700. I recall pressing the power button as I simultaneously was opening and twisting the display. I'm able to continue engaging in the "sad" behavior because as much as I've tried, I've never been able to duplicate the reversed display, so I enjoy being able to take pictures just a little more quickly after powering on the P7700. I reported this to Nikon the same day but was told that there was no record of this type of behavior. Of course this doesn't mean that it hadn't previously been reported, just that if it had been reported it may not have been recorded as an "issue".

Joseph Broz Contributing Member • Posts: 529
Re: P7700's screen upside down?

My Nikon P7700 has not done this but your pictures prove this can happen.  Please send these photos to Nikon tech support.

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mallbuedel
mallbuedel Contributing Member • Posts: 921
Re: Fully articulating screen

Sorry to hear about your issues...

but what is a fully articulating screen good for? I can flip the screen of my P7100 up and down and I use ithis possibility very often.

Do I understand it right that you have to turn the whole screen sytem horizontally  sidewards until you can take a shot or flip the screen down  or up?

photoreddi Veteran Member • Posts: 6,796
Articulating screen vs twist/swivel screen

mallbuedel wrote:

Sorry to hear about your issues...

but what is a fully articulating screen good for? I can flip the screen of my P7100 up and down and I use ithis possibility very often.

Do I understand it right that you have to turn the whole screen sytem horizontally sidewards until you can take a shot or flip the screen down or up?

No, unless you really want to use the screen in that position. Open the screen by swiveling it to the left and you can use it, but now the screen is way to the left of the camera. If you then twist/rotate it vertically 180 degrees (around a horizontal axis if the camera is in the usual landscape orientation) the screen (still to the left of the camera) is now facing forward, and people that are in the camera's frame can see their tiny images in the display. If you now swivel the screen to the right 180 degrees, it is back in place where it can be used just like a fixed, non-articulating, non-twist/swivel display. So while it can't be used exactly as an articulating display can, it's more flexible in how it can be used, and when you're no longer using the camera you can swivel, rotate and swivel it again, and now the display is facing inward against the camera, protected against bumps and dings.

tomjar Contributing Member • Posts: 506
Re: P7700's screen upside down?

That's really weird. I tried to reproduce it on my camera - it does not happen no matter what I do. I hope Nikon will fix it for you (or replace the camera).

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photoreddi Veteran Member • Posts: 6,796
Re: P7700's screen upside down?

tomjar wrote:

That's really weird. I tried to reproduce it on my camera - it does not happen no matter what I do. I hope Nikon will fix it for you (or replace the camera).

As I said, I haven't been able to reproduce the mirror image display and I've tried, even many times today. So I have no incentive to waste time and money sending the camera back to Nikon, and I doubt that they'd be able to detect a problem. So they'd return the P7700 to me as good as they received it (hopefully). You know the famous old phrase? If it ain't broke any more, don't fix it.

tomjar Contributing Member • Posts: 506
Re: P7700's screen upside down?

photoreddi wrote:

tomjar wrote:

That's really weird. I tried to reproduce it on my camera - it does not happen no matter what I do. I hope Nikon will fix it for you (or replace the camera).

As I said, I haven't been able to reproduce the mirror image display and I've tried, even many times today. So I have no incentive to waste time and money sending the camera back to Nikon, and I doubt that they'd be able to detect a problem. So they'd return the P7700 to me as good as they received it (hopefully). You know the famous old phrase? If it ain't broke any more, don't fix it.

I understand. I was actually replying to the OP. He seems to be having a permanent problem.

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eyalg
eyalg OP Regular Member • Posts: 264
Re: P7700's screen upside down?

Thanks,

Yes - it's permanent as long as I turn it on that way,
I can easily work around this issue but it's still annoying,
and even more so as I'm a software engineer and I can
understand how simple this issue is to catch by QA.

I have no personal worries, though, since I got this
camera on a loan in order to review it. Didn't buy it myself.

-eyalg

photoreddi Veteran Member • Posts: 6,796
Re: P7700's screen upside down?

tomjar wrote:

photoreddi wrote:

tomjar wrote:

That's really weird. I tried to reproduce it on my camera - it does not happen no matter what I do. I hope Nikon will fix it for you (or replace the camera).

As I said, I haven't been able to reproduce the mirror image display and I've tried, even many times today. So I have no incentive to waste time and money sending the camera back to Nikon, and I doubt that they'd be able to detect a problem. So they'd return the P7700 to me as good as they received it (hopefully). You know the famous old phrase? If it ain't broke any more, don't fix it.

I understand. I was actually replying to the OP. He seems to be having a permanent problem.

Right you are. I see what made me think that your reply was to me. The title of my reply started with "P7700's Screen..." and yours started with "Re: P7700's Screen...". Glancing too quickly (not taking into account the leading "Re: ") made it appear that it was indented one level, the way a reply to my post would have been. Oops. I don't think that the OP has a permanent problem though. If he takes more time before pressing the power button, I think that the display will behave normally. Maybe.

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