Shooting Menu

Pressing the MENU button in record mode overlays the shooting menu over the live scene preview.

The menu is split over three tabbed sections which can be accessed by pressing MENU, cursor off the page (press left) and cursor down, or simply scrolling down to the bottom of one page and onto the next. * Cursor refers to the 4-way direction pad.

With an option highlighted you can roll the command dial to change that option's setting or you can press the right cursor to open up the menu and select an option from this expanded menu.

Shooting Menu: Page One

Record menu Options Notes
User Setting **  • A
 • 1
 • 2
 • 3

- Full Auto
- Manual controls available
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White Balance  • Auto
 • White Balance Preset
 • Fine *
 • Incandescent *
 • Fluorescent *
 • Cloudy *
 � Speedlight (Flash) *

Choose the current white balance mode, those white balance settings marked with a * can be fine tuned +/-3 levels.

Metering  • Matrix
 • Spot
 • Center-Weighted Average
 • Spot AF Area
- 256-segment matrix metering
- Meters only a small central portion
- 80% to the central quarter
- Spot meter only selected AF area
Continuous Mode

 • Single
 • Continuous High
 • Continuous Low
 • Multi-Shot 16
 • HS Sequence
 • Ultra HS
 • Movie

- Approx. 3 fps
- Approx. 1.5 fps
- 16 640x480 frames on an image
- SXGA or smaller, 3 fps
- 320 x 240, 30 fps
- 320 x 240 max 60 sec with audio
Best Shot Selector  • Off
 • On
Image Adjustment  • Auto
 • Normal
 • More Contrast
 • Less Contrast
 • Lighten Image
 • Darken Image
Sets tone parameters for cameras internal image processing algorithm
Saturation Control  • +1 Maximum
 • 0 Normal
 • -1 Moderate
 • -2 Minimum
 • Black & White
Sets colour saturation parameters for cameras internal image processing algorithm

** Note that there appears to be a bug in the current production firmware which can lead to corruption of settings between user sets, notably metering modes.

Record Menu: Page Two

Record menu Options Notes

 • Normal
 • Wide Adapter
 • Telephoto

The 5700 requires new add-on lenses, to begin with there will be a wide angle lens (WC-E80 0.8x) and telephoto lens (TC-E15 ED 1.5x).
Exposure Options  • AE Lock - Off, On, Reset
    • Off
    • On
    • Reset
 • Maximum Bulb Duration
    • 1 min
    • 5 min
Focus Options  • AF Area Mode
    • Auto
    • Manual
    • Off
 • Autofocus Mode
    • Continuous AF
    • Single AF
 • Focus Confirmation
    • MF
    • On
    • Off
This menu provides you with control over the way the camera selects the AF area mode, whether it evaluates auto focus all the time (continuous) or just when you half-press the shutter release and when focus confirmation (LCD image sharpening effect) is used.
Image Sharpening  • Auto
 • High
 • Normal
 • Low
 • Off
Sets image sharpening parameters for cameras internal image processing algorithm
Auto Bracketing  • Off
 • On
    • 3 / 5, +/- 0.3, 0.7, 1.0 EV
 • WB Bracketing
Noise Reduction  • Off
 • On
 • Clear Image Mode
When set to 'On' the noise reduction system will use dark frame subtraction to remove noise from long exposures.
Reset All  • No
 • Reset

Record Menu: Setup

Setup menu Options Notes

 • Options
    • New
    • Rename
    • Delete

Select and manage the use of folders on the storage card. By default the camera creates an xxxNIKON folder, but you may create others and use them at will.
Monitor Options  • Start-up Display
    • Monitor On
    • Viewfinder On
 • Review Options
    • Review On
    • Review Off
 • Shutter Release Speed *
    • Normal
    • Quick Response
 • Brightness (+/-2 levels)
 • Hue (+/-5 levels)
This menu has changed significantly since the 5000. First of all you can choose to have the monitor or EVF on at startup. You can also enable or disable record review (after shot taken). 'Shutter Release Speed' is a new feature (described below).
Controls  • Memorize
    • Flash Mode [y/n]
    • Auto Focus Mode [y/n]
    • Mode [y/n]
    • Exp. Compen. [y/n]
 • FUNC.
    • User Setting
    • Auto Focus Mode
    • Flash Mode
    • White Balance
    • Metering
 • AE-L, AF-L
    • AE-L & AF-L
    • AE-L
    • AF-L
This menu provides user control over which functions are memorized after power off, what function the FUNC button performs and how the AE-L, AF-L button (front of the camera) operates.
Zoom Options  • Digital Tele
    • On
    • Off
 • Fixed Aperture
    • Off
    • On
 • Zoom Speed
    • High
    • Low

Enable or disable digital zoom, choose to use a fixed aperture through the optical zoom range (useful when using the camera with studio lights).
When Zoom Speed is set to High a full zoom from wide to tele takes just 2.1 secs, set to Low it takes 2.4 secs. Set to Low it progressively gets faster.

Auto Off  • 30 sec
 • 1 min
 • 5 min
 • 30 min
Control the record mode power saving auto off timer.
Seq. Numbers  • Off
 • On
 • Reset
CF Card Format  • No
 • Format
Speedlight Opt.  • Pop Up
    • Auto
    • Manual
 • Variable Power
    • -/+2.0 EV in 0.3 EV steps
 • Speedlight Control
    • Auto
    • Int & Ext Active
 • Shot Confirm
    • On
    • Off
With 'Pop Up' set to Manual a press of the flash button pops the flash up (why didn't they have this on the 4500?). Various flash / Speedlight options, from here you can control the flash power output and enable the internal flash when used in combination with an external unit. Shot confirm flashes the small lamp on the front of the camera every time a shot is taken (useful for self-timer shots).
Shutter Sound  • On
 • Off
Date Set Date & Time  
info.txt  • Off
 • On
Video Mode  • NTSC
 • PAL
Language  • D(eutsch)
 • E(nglish)
 • F(rancais)
 • J(apanese)
 • E(S)panol
Menu language
 • Mass Storage

* Shutter Release Speed is a new feature unique to the Coolpix 5700. When set to 'Quick Response' the camera allows you to take the next shot extremely quickly, if you press the shutter release again while the record review image is shown the camera will take another shot with the same settings as the last shot (focus, white balance, exposure etc.). This can be very useful for 'pumping' a few shots of the same subject and does seem to work very well (see timings & sizes page for exact performance).