Nikon Coolpix 880 Review
|Pressing the MENU button in SCENE mode displays the scene mode selection menu. Two pages of different scene modes (described in more detail earlier in this review). This mode is extremely useful for beginners and advanced users alike, it's a shortcut to the right settings for a particular shooting situation.|
Pressing the MENU button while in PLAY mode displays the play menu, this menu allows you to perform general image organisation and delete tasks, full menu is broken down in the table below.
|Delete|| Selected Images
|Slide show|| Start
|Protect||Enters thumbnail selection mode to protect (set read-only) images|
|Hide image||Enters thumbnail selection mode to hide (make invisible) images|
|Print Set||Enters thumbnail selection mode to mark images for printing (on DPOF compatible printing equipment)|
|Auto OFF|| As REC mode
Different than the 990, Nikon have moved the setup menu from being a sub-menu of record and play mode to being it's own mode (selectable from the mode dial on top of the camera).
Split over two pages, there are a variety of options some of which affect only record mode some of which affect both modes.
Image Quality / Size
Hi - TIFF uncompressed
FULL - 2048 x 1536
Folders allows you to select the folder to use for storage of images, you can also create, rename and delete folders from this menu.
Monitor options allow you to change the way the LCD monitor is used, either default on and preview, or just review, just preview or LCD off. You can also set the brightness and hue of the LCD display. New to the 880 is the use of a standard test image when changing the brightness (as above). Would have been nice if this test image included a gray scale bar.
Set the power saving option for record mode (you can set play mode to follow these settings or have it's own power off setting).
Controls sets what options are saved between power off and power on. You can save any of the following settings:
By default all these controls are saved.
Pic data / Shot confirmation
Shot confirm enabled means the camera will flash the lamp on the front of the camera before each shot.
info.txt controls the output of the info.txt file to the CF card, this file contains exposure information for each image taken per folder, an example info.txt output (for a single frame) can be seen below.
SAMPLE info.txt entry
Video Mode allows you switch the format of video output between NTSC (US & Japan) and PAL (rest of the world).
For manual focus the current focus distance is displayed on the LCD, you can choose that this distance is displayed in either meters or feet.
|A house for sneakers by fotoselect|
from Feet, shoes, anything to do with HUMAN feet
|A Sunday Stroll by TexasGal|
from call any vegetable
|Green roots by cand1d|
from Lichen and moss
|Start of study by Shirsendu Bandyopadhyay|
from Seven Story plots - Rebirth
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