Nikon Coolpix 8400 Review
|Pressing the MENU button with the Scene user setting selected displays the scene mode selection menu. Each scene mode is represented by an icon, use the multi selector to select the required scene mode then press the SET button to select that mode. A shortcut to selecting Scene mode is to hold the FUNC button and turn the command dial. The current scene mode is indicated by SCE1 - SCEc on the Control Panel display.|
My Menu (P, S, A, M)
Pressing the MENU button in one of the manual record modes (P, S, A or M) displays the "My Menu" over the current live view. This menu has five options which can be customized by the user to best fit their shooting style or situation. By default this menu has the options seen on the left.
Select the 'Show all menus' option to revert to the full Shooting menu (described below).
All Menus (P, S, A, M)
|The full record menu is split across three pages, use the multi selector to move up and down options, certain options can be changed by rolling the main dial, otherwise press the right arrow to enter a sub-menu and change a setting.|
Full Custom Menu
|White Balance|| Auto
White Balance Preset
� Speedlight (Flash) *
� Shade *
|Choose the current white balance mode, those white balance settings marked with a * can be fine tuned +/-3 levels.|
Spot AF Area
|- 256-segment matrix metering
- Meters only a small central portion
- 80% to the central quarter
- Spot meter only selected AF area
- Approx. 2.3 fps
- Approx. 1.2 fps
- 16 816x612 frames on an image
- TV (640x480), 30 fps, 100 images
- 1 fps, stores last 5 images in a burst
- Records a frame at set intervals
- Movie clips (up to 3 mins)
|Best Shot Selector|| Off
- Smallest overexposure select
- Smallest underexposure select
- Smallest over/underexposure select
|Sets tone parameters for cameras internal image processing algorithm. Note the removal of the brightness settings.|
Black & White
|Sets colour saturation parameters for cameras internal image processing algorithm|
|User Setting|| User 1
|Image mode|| Image quality
8M (3264 x 2448)
5M (2592 x 1944)
3M (2048 x 1536)
2M (1600 x 1200)
1M (1280 x 960)
PC (1024 x 768)
TV (640 x 480)
3:2 (3264 x 2176)
|Image size and quality|
|Controls the camera's internal sharpening algorithm|
|Exposure Options|| AE Lock
- Maximum 10 minutes
- Define the length of next exposure
|Focus Options|| AF Area Mode
|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.|
|Zoom Options|| Digital Tele
|- Enable or disable digital zoom
- Maintain fixed aperture in A / M mode
|Speedlight Options|| Pop Up
Flash Exp. Compensation
+/-2.0 EV in 0.3 EV steps
- Flash pop-up when needed
- Pop-up when flash button pressed
- External or Internal flash fired
- Internal flash turned off
|Noise Reduction|| Off
|When set to 'On' the camera will use dark frame subtraction to remove noise from exposures of 1/4 sec or longer.|
|Resets current User setting to defaults|
|My Menu|| Sensitivity>
Focus options >
Image adjustment >
|Each 'My Menu' position can be re-programmed to any one of the main menu options|
|CF card format|| No
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