Nikon Coolpix 8700 Review
Rear of camera controls
I am surprised to see Nikon sticking with the slightly outdated separate record / play mode switch instead of simply having a shooting priority play button which would allow you to quickly return to record mode at the tap of the shutter release.
Buttons (Record mode)
Toggles between the EVF (Electronic Viewfinder) and LCD monitor. This happens automatically when the LCD monitor is opened or closed.
|W / T||
Zoom Wide / Telephoto
Enter or leave record mode menu.
||Quick Review / Play
Press once for quarter screen "quick review" of last shot
Press again for play mode
Half-press of shutter release cancels quick review / play mode
| Multi selector
When"AF Area Mode" is set to Manual then pressing the multi selector selects the AF area spot, current spot is indicated on the main LCD by a red bracket.
Toggles between live view overlay modes:
Settings overlaid with live histogram
No settings, framing guides overlaid
Only battery, flash and focus indicators overlaid
Buttons (Play mode)
Magnify the image between 1.2x and 6.0x, use the multi selector to scroll around the magnified image, press the shutter release button to create a cropped copy of the image.
Enter or leave the play menu.
| Multi selector
Press right or down to browse forward through images, left or up to browse backwards through images.
Displays a delete confirmation dialog, if a voice memo is attached to the image provides the option to just delete the voice memo.
Toggles between overlay modes:
Basic information overlaid
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